Peng Shuai to partner Andrea Hlavackova after WTA Finals

Peng Shuai (left) of China and her partner Andrea Hlavackova of Czech Republic pose with the trophy after winning their women's doubles final match at the China Open Tennis Tournament, in Beijing on Oct 4, 2014. Peng said her new doubles partner
Peng Shuai (left) of China and her partner Andrea Hlavackova of Czech Republic pose with the trophy after winning their women's doubles final match at the China Open Tennis Tournament, in Beijing on Oct 4, 2014. Peng said her new doubles partner will most likely be Czech Republic's Andrea Hlavackova, after she ends her partnership with Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei after the WTA Finals in Singapore. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

Peng Shuai, China's top-ranked women's tennis player following the retirement of Li Na, said her new doubles partner will most likely be Czech Republic's Andrea Hlavackova, whom she teamed up with to win the China Open women's doubles title recently.

Peng's current doubles partner is Chinese Taipei's Hsieh Su-wei, but the duo will end their partnership after the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore, where they are the defending champions.

At the WTA Finals doubles draw on Tuesday afternoon, Peng said: "My future partner is very likely my partner from the China Open. She has some things to sort out, so right now I'm just waiting for confirmation from her."

The 28-year-old's announcement comes after Hsieh said last month that she will partner India's Sania Mirza after the WTA Finals.

The duo have attracted much attention since they first teamed up in 2008, given the frosty bilateral relations between China and Chinese Taipei.

Together, they have 12 doubles titles on the WTA tour, including two Grand Slam titles - 2013's Wimbledon, and this year's French Open.