Zhang finished a 2011 season that saw her earn singles gold at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Zhang has dominated North American competition over her career. She has won singles gold three times at the North American Championships (2009-2011) and gold in women’s doubles in 2006. She has also added three silver medals in the singles event (2006-2008).
In the North American Cup in 2011 she won silver in 2011 and in 2012 women’s singles.
Zhang won her first major international medal at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro winning silver in the women’s team event.