• The new CTA logo breathes a fresh image for the China team in next year's Olympics.

The new CTA logo breathes a fresh image for the China team in next year's Olympics. (Photo : www.chinasportsbeat.com)

Chinese Tennis Association unveiled on Thursday the new team logo that would represent the China team in the 2016 Olympic Games.

The new logo will be used in the team's uniforms, banners, promotional events and even for commercial purposes. The fresh logo features a very contemporary illustration of a tennis ball flying over China's symbolic five-star flag pattern. And nothing screams China more than the yellow on red background.

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The new logo also marks a new chapter for the tennis team, after the recent retirement of former star player Li Na who won Grand Slam singles in 2011 and 2014 at the French Open and Australian Open, respectively.

The Chinese Tennis Association's major sponsors such as Mercedes-Benz China and Beijing International Group continue to support the team.

Peng Shuai, the next highest-ranked player in the team, earned a personal best at the Australian Open this year. She reached the fourth round and thus improved her world ranking in the Women's Tennis Association singles to no. 21.

Peng Shuai was born in Xiangtan, Hunan. on Jan. 8, 1986. She became the World's No. 1 in doubles by the Women Tennis Association last year. The honor made her the first Chinese tennis player to earn a no. 1 ranking either in singles or doubles.

Peng is known for her stamina and flat hits. She has beaten many of the world's top tennis players including Elena Dementieva, Kim Clijsters, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Vera Zvonareva, Anastasia Myskina, Dinara Safina, Martina Hingis, Amélie Mauresmo, Francesca Schiavone, Jelena Janković, Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic, Agnieszka Radwańska, Li Na and Nadia Petrova.

This year, Peng will lead a group of young players to represent the national team in next year's Olympics. The players include Zhang Shuai who earned her WTA title last year in Guangzhou, 2014 Asian Games champion Wang Qiang, and Australian Open main player Zhang Ze.