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 (sports)  Chinese Taipei
Residence Taipei City, Taiwan
Born (1991-01-13) January 13, 1991 (age 24)
Taoyuan City (now Taoyuan District, Taoyuan City), Taiwan
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro November 2007
Plays right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US $743,136
Singles
Career record 193–159
Career titles 0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking 82 (5 July 2010)
Current ranking 151 (3 August 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2012, 2015)
French Open 1R (2010)
Wimbledon 2R (2010)
US Open 2R (2009, 2010)
Doubles
Career record 127–78
Career titles 4 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest ranking 65 (11 February 2013)
Current ranking 133 (3 August 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2013
French Open 1R (2010, 2011, 2013)
Wimbledon 2R (2010)
US Open 1R (2010)
Last updated on: 19 January 2015.
Chang Kai-chen
Medal record
Competitor for  Chinese Taipei
Women's Tennis
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2010 Guangdong Team
Silver medal – second place 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 (now Taoyuan District, 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, 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 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: 3 (0–3)[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 (0–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–3)
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 Taipei, Chinese Taipei Hard France Kristina Mladenovic 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 2 August 2015 Nanchang, China Hard Serbia Jelena Janković 3–6, 6–7(6–8)

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: 8 (3–5)[edit]

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 3. 12 May 2008 Kurume, Japan Carpet Russia Alexandra Panova 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 4 May 2009 Fukuoka, Japan Grass Austria Nikola Hofmanova 3–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 3 October 2011 Kōfu, Japan Hard Luxembourg Mandy Minella 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
Runner-up 6. 31 August 2014 Tsukuba, Japan Hard Japan Junri Namigata 0–6 6–7
Winner 7. 9 March 2015 Jiangmen, China Hard China Zhao Di 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 8. 31 May 2015 Xuzhou, China Hard Thailand Luksika Kumkhum 6-1, 5–7 , 1-6

Doubles: 14 (10–4)[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 Bangkok, Thailand Hard Vietnam Nguyen Thuy 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 3. 18 May 2008 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 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 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 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 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 Kurume, Japan Carpet Japan Ayaka Maekawa China Lu Jingjing
China Sun Sheng-Nan
3-6, 2-6
Winner 9. 26 July 2009 Lexington, United States Hard United States Tetiana Luzhanska United States Jacqueline Cako
United States Alison Riske
6-3, 6-2
Winner 10. 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 11. 7 November 2010 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 Ningbo, China Hard Japan Shuko Aoyama United States Tetiana Luzhanska
China Zheng Saisai
6-2, 7-5
Winner 13. 23 May 2015 Wuhan, China Hard China Han Xinyun China Liu Chang
China Lu Jiajing
6–0, 6–3
Winner 14. 31 May 2015 Xuzhou, China Hard China Han Xinyun China Cao Siqi
China Mingjun Zhou
6-3, 6-2

Grand Slam performance timelines[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W-L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open - 1R 1R 2R 1R - 2R 2–5
French Open - 1R Q2 1R Q1 - 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 0–0 1–1 5–11

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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