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Chang Kai-chen
張凱貞
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Chang at the 2013 French Open
Country (sports) Chinese Taipei
ResidenceTaipei City, Taiwan
Born (1991-01-13) January 13, 1991 (age 28)
Taoyuan City (now Taoyuan District, Taoyuan City)
Height1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Turned proNovember 2007
PlaysRight (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,016,429
Singles
Career record280–227
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 82 (5 July 2010)
Current rankingNo. 382 (29 April 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2012, 2015)
French Open1R (2010)
Wimbledon2R (2010)
US Open2R (2009, 2010)
Doubles
Career record188–109
Career titles4 WTA, 1 WTA 125, 12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 65 (11 February 2013)
Current rankingNo. 221 (29 April 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2013)
French Open1R (2010, 2011)
Wimbledon2R (2010, 2017)
US Open1R (2010)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2015)
Last updated on: 1 May 2019.

Chang Kai-chen (Chinese: 張凱貞; pinyin: Zhāng Kǎizhēn; Taiwanese Mandarin: [tsáŋ kʰài tsə́n]; born January 13, 1991) is a Taiwanese tennis player.

Career[edit]

Her father is Chin Lai Chang and mother is Yu Mei Jun; she has two older brothers, Yao Lun and Yao Chung (both play tennis). Born and raised in Taiwan, an hour from Taipei, Chang splits training between Taiwan and Delray Beach, Florida (International Tennis Academy). She started playing tennis at age six when introduced to sport by brothers at local tennis club. She is an aggressive baseliner whose favorite shot is backhand, her favorite surface is hard court.

In July 2010, Chang reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 82. In February 2013, she peaked at No. 65 in doubles rankings.

She qualified for the 2009 US Open, where she beat 25th seed Kaia Kanepi 6–0, 2–6, 6–2, 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 10–8.

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner–up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2012 Japan Women's Open International Hard United Kingdom Heather Watson 5–7, 7–5, 6–7(4–7)

Doubles: 4 (4 titles)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (4–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (4–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2010 Japan Women's Open International Hard United States Lilia Osterloh Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Rika Fujiwara
6–0, 6–3
Win 2–0 Mar 2012 Malaysian Open International Hard (i) Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Japan Rika Fujiwara
7–5, 6–4
Win 3–0 Aug 2012 Citi Open, United States International Hard Japan Shuko Aoyama United States Irina Falconi
South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
7–5, 6–2
Win 4–0 Mar 2013 Malaysian Open International Hard Japan Shuko Aoyama Slovakia Janette Husárová
China Zhang Shuai
6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), [14–12]

WTA 125K series finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (3 runner-ups)[edit]

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2012 Taipei Open, Taipei Hard France Kristina Mladenovic 4–6, 3–6
Loss 0–2 Aug 2015 Jiangxi International Women's Tennis Open,
Nanchang
Hard Serbia Jelena Janković 3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Loss 0–3 Nov 2016 OEC Taipei WTA Challenger Hard (i) Russia Evgeniya Rodina 4–6, 3–6

Doubles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)[edit]

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2012 Taipei Open, Taipei Hard Belarus Olga Govortsova Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
France Kristina Mladenovic
7–5, 2–6, [8–10]
Loss 0–2 Nov 2014 Taipei Ladies Open, Taipei Carpet (i) Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
4–6, 3–6
Win 1–2 Aug 2015 Jiangxi International Women's Tennis Open,
Nanchang
Hard China Zheng Saisai Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei
China Wang Yafan
6–3, 4–6, [10–3]
Loss 1–3 Nov 2016 OEC Taipei WTA Challenger Hard (i) Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Russia Natela Dzalamidze
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
6–4, 3–6, [5–10]

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 11 (6–5)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 12 November 2007 Manila, Philippines Clay Switzerland Nicole Riner 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 9 February 2008 Mildura, Australia Grass New Zealand Marina Erakovic 3–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 12 May 2008 Kurume, Japan Carpet Russia Alexandra Panova 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 4 May 2009 Fukuoka, Japan Grass Austria Nikola Hofmanova 3–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 3 October 2011 Kōfu, Japan Hard Luxembourg Mandy Minella 6–4, 1–6, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 31 August 2014 Tsukuba, Japan Hard Japan Junri Namigata 0–6, 6–7
Winner 3. 9 March 2015 Jiangmen, China Hard China Zhao Di 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 31 May 2015 Xuzhou, China Hard Thailand Luksika Kumkhum 6–1, 5–7, 1–6
Winner 4. 28 September 2015 Zhuhai, China Hard China Zhang Yuxuan 4–6, 6–1, 7–6(7–0)
Winner 5. 2 October 2016 Iizuka, Japan Hard South Korea Jang Su-jeong 6–3, 6–4
Winner 6. 23 October 2016 Suzhou, China Hard China Wang Yafan 4–6, 6–2, 6–1

Doubles: 19 (12–7)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 23 July 2006 Bangkok, Thailand Hard Vietnam Nguyễn Thùy Dung Thailand Nungnadda Wannasuk
Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 21 March 2008 Sorrento, Australia Hard Chinese Taipei Hwang I-hsuan Australia Monique Adamczak
United Kingdom Melanie South
2–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 18 May 2008 Kurume, Japan Carpet Chinese Taipei Hwang I-hsuan Japan Erika Sema
Japan Yurika Sema
6–3, 2–6, [10–6]
Runner-up 3. 31 May 2008 Gunma, Japan Carpet Chinese Taipei Hwang I-hsuan Japan Erika Sema
Japan Yurika Sema
3–6, 6–2, [7–10]
Winner 2. 15 November 2008 Pune, India Hard Chinese Taipei Hwang I-hsuan Romania Elora Dabija
Serbia Bojana Jovanovski
5–7, 6–2, [10–7]
Winner 3. 20 April 2009 Changwon, South Korea Hard Chinese Taipei Chen Yi United Kingdom Elena Baltacha
United Kingdom Amanda Elliott
6–4, 6–1
Winner 4. 27 April 2009 Gimcheon, South Korea Hard Chinese Taipei Chen Yi South Korea Chang Kyung-mi
South Korea Lee Jin-a
6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 17 May 2009 Kurume, Japan Carpet Japan Ayaka Maekawa China Lu Jingjing
China Sun Shengnan
3–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 26 July 2009 Lexington, United States Hard United States Tetiana Luzhanska United States Jacqueline Cako
United States Alison Riske
6–3, 6–2
Winner 6. 7 August 2010 Vancouver, Canada Hard Canada Heidi El Tabakh United States Irina Falconi
United States Amanda Fink
3–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Winner 7. 7 November 2010 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet (i) Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung India Sania Mirza
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
6–4, 6–2
Winner 8. 16 September 2012 Ningbo, China Hard Japan Shuko Aoyama United States Tetiana Luzhanska
China Zheng Saisai
6–2, 7–5
Winner 9. 23 May 2015 Wuhan, China Hard China Han Xinyun China Liu Chang
China Lu Jiajing
6–0, 6–3
Winner 10. 31 May 2015 Xuzhou, China Hard China Han Xinyun China Cao Siqi
China Zhou Mingjun
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 29 July 2016 Wuhan Hard China Duan Yingying Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
4–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 14 May 2017 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei Romania Raluca Olaru
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
7–5, 6–1
Winner 12. 20 May 2017 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay China Han Xinyun Paraguay Montserrat González
Spain Sílvia Soler Espinosa
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 10 June 2017 Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass New Zealand Marina Erakovic Australia Monique Adamczak
Australia Storm Sanders
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 7. 18 June 2017 Manchester, United Kingdom Grass New Zealand Marina Erakovic Poland Magdalena Fręch
Belgium An-Sophie Mestach
4–6, 6–7(5–7)

Grand Slam performance timelines[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W-L
Australian Open A 1R 1R 2R 1R A 2R Q2 Q2 2–5
French Open A 1R Q2 1R Q1 A A Q1 Q2 0–2
Wimbledon A 2R 1R A A A A Q3 1R 1–3
US Open 2R 2R A A A A Q1 Q1 A 2–2
Win–Loss 1–1 2–4 0–2 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 5–12

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2017 W-L
Australian Open 1R 0–1
French Open 1R 1R 0–2
Wimbledon 2R 1R 2R 2–3
US Open 1R 0–1
Win–Loss 1–3 0–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–7

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2009
1. Russia Dinara Safina 1 Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo Hard 2R 7–6(7–5), 4–6, 7–5
2012
2. France Marion Bartoli 10 Guangzhou International Women's Open Hard 1R 4–3 ret.
3. Australia Samantha Stosur 5 Japan Women's Open, Osaka Hard SF 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–3)
2016
4. Italy Roberta Vinci 10 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lampur Hard 1R 5–7, 6–2, 6–1

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