Els Callens

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Els Callens
Country  Belgium
Residence Antwerp, Belgium
Born (1970-08-20) 20 August 1970 (age 44)
Antwerp, Belgium
Height 1.78 m
Turned pro 1990
Retired 2011
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,666,023
Singles
Career record 358 - 309
Career titles 0 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest ranking 43 (17 February 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2000)
French Open 2R (1995,98,99,2000)
Wimbledon 3R (2002)
US Open 3R (1996)
Doubles
Career record 315 - 224
Career titles 10 WTA, 10 ITF
Highest ranking 12 (14 May 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2000)
French Open QF (1999)
Wimbledon QF (1997,98)
US Open SF (2000)
Other Doubles tournaments
Olympic Games Bronze medal.svg Bronze medal (2000)
Last updated on: 30 December 2012.
Olympic medal record
Women's Tennis
Bronze Sydney 2000 Doubles

Els Callens (born 20 August 1970 in Antwerp) is a former professional female tennis player from Belgium. She became a pro in January 1990.

Her biggest achievement came in 2000 during the Summer Olympics in Sydney where she won the bronze medal in doubles, partnering Dominique Van Roost-Monami.

She retired on Wednesday 26 October 2005 after she lost her second round match at the Gaz de France Stars tournament in Hasselt.

Nowadays, Callens is a sports commentator for the Belgian public broadcast één.

Els Callens retired from tennis 2011.

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0-1)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Olympic Gold (0–0)
WTA Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0) Premier Mandatory (0–0)
Tier II (0–0) Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier III (0–1) Premier (0–0)
Tier IV & V (0–0) International (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 27 October 1996 Canada Quebec City, Canada Carpet United States Lisa Raymond 4–6, 4–6

Doubles: 22 (10–12)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Olympic Gold (0–0)
WTA Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0) Premier Mandatory (0–0)
Tier II (0–0) Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier III (0–0) Premier (0–0)
Tier IV & V (0–0) International (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 6 January 1996 New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Clay France Julie Halard-Decugis Canada Jill Hetherington
Australia Kristine Kunce
6–1, 6–0
Runner-up 1. 19 May 1996 United Kingdom Cardiff, Wales Clay Belgium Laurence Courtois United States Katrina Adams
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
0–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 14 June 1998 United Kingdom Birmingham, England Grass France Julie Halard-Decugis United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 3. 22 November 1998 Thailand Pattaya, Thailand Hard France Julie Halard-Decugis Japan Rika Hiraki
Poland Aleksandra Olsza
3–6, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 4. 13 August 2000 United States Los Angeles, California, USA Hard Belgium Dominique Van Roost United States Kimberly Po
France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 5 November 2000 Canada Quebec City, Canada Hard United States Kimberly Po Australia Nicole Pratt
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
3–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 13 May 2001 Germany Berlin, Germany Clay United States Meghann Shaughnessy Zimbabwe Cara Black
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
6–4, 6–3
Winner 6. 19 May 2001 Belgium Antwerp, Belgium Clay Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual Netherlands Kristie Boogert
Netherlands Miriam Oremans
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 16 September 2001 United States Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA Hard Australia Nicole Pratt Slovenia Tina Križan
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 28 October 2001 Austria Linz, Austria Hard United States Chanda Rubin Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Dokić
Russia Nadia Petrova
1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 3 February 2002 Japan Tokyo, Japan Carpet Italy Roberta Vinci United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 7 April 2002 United States Sarasota, Florida, USA Clay Spain Conchita Martínez Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Dokić
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
7–6(5), 3–6, 3–6
Winner 7. 16 June 2002 United Kingdom Birmingham, England Grass Japan Shinobu Asagoe United States Kimberly Po
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–4, 6–3
Winner 8. 15 June 2003 United Kingdom Birmingham, England Grass United States Meilen Tu Australia Alicia Molik
United States Martina Navrátilová
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 10 August 2003 United States Los Angeles, California, USA Hard Russia Elena Bovina France Mary Pierce
Australia Rennae Stubbs
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 2 November 2003 Canada Quebec City, Canada Carpet United States Meilen Tu China Ting Li
China Tian-Tian Sun
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 16 January 2004 Australia Hobart, Australia Hard Austria Barbara Schett Japan Shinobu Asagoe
Japan Seiko Okamoto
6–2, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 9. 22 February 2004 Belgium Antwerp, Belgium Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black Switzerland Myriam Casanova
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 10. 11 April 2004 Morocco Casablanca, Morocco Clay Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik France Marion Bartoli
France Émilie Loit
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 11. 15 August 2004 Canada Vancouver, Canada Hard Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld United States Bethanie Mattek
United States Abigail Spears
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 12. 7 November 2004 Canada Quebec City, Canada Hard Australia Samantha Stosur United States Carly Gullickson
Argentina María Emilia Salerni
5–7, 5–7
Winner 10. 20 February 2005 Belgium Antwerp, Belgium Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Russia Dinara Safina
3–6, 6–4, 6–4

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