Linda Wild

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Linda Harvey Wild (born February 11, 1971, in Arlington Heights, Illinois) is a retired professional tennis player from the United States. Born as Linda Harvey, she later used the family name of her stepfather and coach Steve Wild.

Wild turned pro in 1989. In the first round of her first tournament as a pro, in February, 1990 in her hometown of Chicago, she defeated then fifth-ranked Arantxa Sanchez Vicario. During her career on the WTA Tour, she won 5 singles and 5 doubles titles. Her best Grand Slam singles performance came at the 1996 US Open, where she reached the quarterfinals. Her best doubles result came at the 1996 Australian Open, reaching the semifinals with Elizabeth Smylie. Wild was a member of the United States Fed Cup team that won the 1996 Fed Cup title. She reached career-high rankings of No. 23 (in September 1996) in singles and No. 17 (in July 1996) in doubles. She retired from the tour in 2000.

WTA Tour titles (10)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
WTA Tour Championship (0)
Tier I (0)
Tier II (0)
Tier III (2)
Tier IV (8)

Singles wins (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. July 26, 1993 San Juan, Puerto Rico Hard United States Ann Grossman 6–3, 5–7, 6–3
2. September 27, 1993 Sapporo, Japan Carpet (i) Romania Irina Spîrlea 6–4, 6–3
3. September 11, 1995 Nagoya, Japan Carpet (i) Czech Republic Sandra Kleinová 6–4, 6–2
4. September 25, 1995 Beijing, China Hard Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting 7–5, 6–2
5. April 8, 1996 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard Indonesia Yayuk Basuki walkover

Singles runners-up (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. June 15, 1992 Eastbourne, UK Grass United States Lori McNeil 6–4, 6–4
2. November 9, 1992 Indianapolis, USA Hard (i) Czechoslovakia Helena Suková 6–4, 6–3
3. October 4, 1993 Taipei, Taiwan Hard Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting 6–1, 7–6(4)
4. June 13, 1994 Eastbourne, UK Grass United States Meredith McGrath 6–2, 6–4

Doubles titles (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
1. January 10, 1994 Hobart, Australia Hard United States Chanda Rubin Australia Jenny Byrne
Australia Rachel McQuillan
7–5, 4–6, 7–6(1)
2. May 9, 1994 Prague, Czech Republic Clay South Africa Amanda Coetzer Netherlands Kristie Boogert
Italy Laura Golarsa
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
3. May 8, 1995 Prague, Czech Republic Clay United States Chanda Rubin Sweden Maria Lindström
Sweden Maria Strandlund
6–7(3), 6–3, 6–2
4. September 25, 1995 Beijing, China Hard Germany Claudia Porwik Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting
Netherlands Stephanie Rottier
6–1, 6–0
5. June 10, 1996 Birmingham, UK Grass Australia Elizabeth Smylie United States Lori McNeil
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–3, 3–6, 6–1

Doubles runners-up (6)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
1. March 2, 1992 Boca Raton, USA Hard Spain Conchita Martínez Latvia Larisa Neiland
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–2
2. September 20, 1993 Tokyo (Nichirei), Japan Hard South Africa Amanda Coetzer United States Lisa Raymond
United States Chanda Rubin
6–4, 6–1
3. October 31, 1994 Quebec City, Canada Carpet (i) United States Chanda Rubin South Africa Elna Reinach
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–4, 6–3
4. February 27, 1995 San Juan, Puerto Rico Hard Italy Laura Golarsa Austria Karin Kschwendt
Canada Rene Simpson
6–2, 0–6, 6–4
5. September 18, 1995 Tokyo (Nichirei), Japan Hard South Africa Amanda Coetzer United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Mary Joe Fernández
6–3, 6–2
6. June 9, 1997 Birmingham, UK Grass France Nathalie Tauziat United States Katrina Adams
Latvia Larisa Neiland
6–2, 6–3

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