Chang Kai-chen

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chang.
Chang Kai-chen
張凱貞
Chang K.C. RG13 (2) (9383553948).jpg
Chang at the 2013 French Open
Country  Republic of China
Residence Taipei City, Taiwan
Born (1991-01-13) January 13, 1991 (age 23)
Taoyuan City, Taiwan
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro 2007
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US $649,257
Singles
Career record 158 - 140
Career titles 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 82 (July 5, 2010)
Current ranking No. 768 (August 25, 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2012)
French Open 1R (2010)
Wimbledon 2R (2010)
US Open 2R (2009, 2010)
Doubles
Career record 111 - 73
Career titles 4 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest ranking No. 65 (February 11, 2013)
Last updated on: August 25, 2014.
Chang Kai-chen
Medal record
Competitor for  Chinese Taipei
Women's Tennis
Asian Games
Silver 2010 Guangdong Team
Silver 2010 Guangdong Doubles

Chang Kai-chen (traditional Chinese: 張凱貞; simplified Chinese: 张凯贞; pinyin: Zhāng Kǎizhēn; born January 13, 1991 in Taoyuan City) is a professional Taiwanese tennis player.

Her highest WTA singles ranking is no. 82, which she reached on July 5, 2010.[1] Her career high in doubles is no. 65, which she reached on February 11, 2013.[1]

Chang was born in Taiwan and is a right-handed player. She qualified for the 2009 U.S. Open. Chang beat 25th seed Kaia Kanepi, 6–0, 6–0, 6–0, in her first-round match. At the 2009 Toray Pan Pacific Open, Chang defeated world no. 1 Dinara Safina, 7–6, 4–6, 7–5, in her second-round match.

Playing for Chinese Taipei at the Fed Cup, Chang has a win–loss record of 7–5.

Biography[edit]

Currently without a full-time coach. Father is Chin Lai Chang and mother is Yu Mei Jun (sell seafood in markets in Taiwan); two older brothers, Yao Lun and Yao Chung (both play tennis). Born and raised in Taiwan, an hour from Taipei; splits training between Taiwan and Delray Beach, Florida (International Tennis Academy). Started playing tennis at age 6 when introduced to sport by brothers at local tennis club. Aggressive baseliner whose favorite shot is backhand; favorite surface is hard. Idolized Justine Henin and Roger Federer when growing up. Likes travelling and meeting new people, but misses family when travelling. Would have studied to be an architect if wasn't a tennis player. Goal is to reach Top 10.

WTA and WTA 125 Series Finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (0–2)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
WTA 125s tournaments (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 14 October 2012 HP Open, Osaka, Japan Hard United Kingdom Heather Watson 5-7 7-5 6-7(4-7)
Runner-up 2. 4 November 2012 OEC Taipei Ladies Open, Taipei, Chinese Taipei Hard France Kristina Mladenovic 4–6 3–6

Doubles: 6 (4-2)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (4–0)
WTA 125s tournaments (0–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (4–2)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. October 17, 2010 HP Open, Osaka, Japan Hard United States Lilia Osterloh Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Rika Fujiwara
6–0, 6–3
Winner 2. March 4, 2012 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard (i) Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Japan Rika Fujiwara
7–5, 6–4
Winner 3. August 3, 2012 Citi Open, Washington, D.C., United States Hard Japan Shuko Aoyama United States Irina Falconi
South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 1. November 4, 2012 OEC Taipei Ladies Open, Taipei, Taiwan Hard Belarus Olga Govortsova Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
France Kristina Mladenovic
7-5, 2-6, [8–10]
Winner 4. March 3, 2013 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard Japan Shuko Aoyama Slovakia Janette Husárová
China Shuai Zhang
6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), [14–12]
Runner-up 2. November 3, 2014 OEC Taipei Ladies Open, Taipei, Taiwan Carpet (i) Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
4–6, 3–6

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles finals: 6 (2–4)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 12 November 2007 Philippines Manila, Philippines Clay Switzerland Nicole Riner 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 9 February 2008 Australia Mildura, Australia Grass New Zealand Marina Erakovic 3–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 12 May 2008 Japan Kurume, Japan Carpet Russia Alexandra Panova 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 4 May 2009 Japan Fukuoka, Japan Grass Austria Nikola Hofmanova 3–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 3 October 2011 Japan Kōfu, Japan Hard Luxembourg Mandy Minella 6-4 1-6 6-4
Runner-up 6. 31 August 2014 Japan Tsukuba, Japan Hard Japan Junri Namigata 0–6 6–7

Doubles: 12 (8–4)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 23 July 2006 Thailand Bangkok, Thailand Hard Vietnam Nguyen Thuy Dung Thailand Nungnadda Wannasuk
Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai
4-6 4-6
Runner-up 2. 21 March 2008 Australia Sorrento, Australia Hard Chinese Taipei Hwang I-hsuan Australia Monique Adamczak
United Kingdom Melanie South
2-6 4-6
Winner 3. 18 May 2008 Japan Kurume, Japan Carpet Chinese Taipei I-Hsuan Hwang Japan Erika Sema
Japan Yurika Sema
6-3 2-6 10-6
Runner-up 4. 31 May 2008 Japan Gunma, Japan Carpet Chinese Taipei I-Hsuan Hwang Japan Erika Sema
Japan Yurika Sema
3-6 6-2 [7-10]
Winner 5. 15 November 2008 India Pune, India Hard Chinese Taipei Hwang I-hsuan Romania Elora Dabija
Serbia Bojana Jovanovski
5-7 6-2 [10-7]
Winner 6. 20 April 2009 South Korea Changwon, South Korea Hard Chinese Taipei Chen Yi United Kingdom Elena Baltacha
United Kingdom Amanda Elliott
6-4 6-1
Winner 7. 27 April 2009 South Korea Gimcheon, South Korea Hard Chinese Taipei Chen Yi South Korea Kyung-Mi Chang
South Korea Jin-A Lee
6-1 7-5
Runner-up 8. 17 May 2009 Japan Kurume, Japan Carpet Japan Ayaka Maekawa China Jing-Jing Lu
China Sun Sheng-Nan
3-6 2-6
Winner 9. 26 July 2009 United States Lexington, United States Hard United States Tetiana Luzhanska United States Jacqueline Cako
United States Alison Riske
6-3 6-2
Winner 10. 07 August 2010 Canada Vancouver, Canada Hard Canada Heidi El Tabakh United States Irina Falconi
United States Amanda Fink
3–6 6–3 10–4
Winner 11. 7 November 2010 Chinese Taipei Taipei City, Chinese Taipei Carpet (i) Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung India Sania Mirza
Chinese Taipei Su-Wei Hsieh
6-4 6-2
Winner 12. 16 September 2012 China Ningbo, China Hard Japan Shuko Aoyama United States Tetiana Luzhanska
China Saisai Zheng
6-2 7-5

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W-L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R 2R 1R 1–4
French Open 1R 1R 0–2
Wimbledon 2R 1R 1–2
US Open 2R 2R 2–2
Win–Loss 1–1 2–4 0–2 1–2 0–1 4–10

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 W-L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R 0–1
French Open 1R 1R 0–2
Wimbledon 2R 1R 1–2
US Open 1R 0–1
Win–Loss 1–3 0–2 0–0 0–1 1–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chang Kai-chen stats on WTA official site". WTA. Retrieved 26 February 2010. 

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