Chang Kai-chen

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Chang Kai-chen
張凱貞
Chang K.C. RG13 (2) (9383553948).jpg
Chang at the 2013 French Open
Country (sports)  Taiwan
Residence Taipei City, Taiwan
Born (1991-01-13) January 13, 1991 (age 26)
Taoyuan City (now Taoyuan District, Taoyuan City), Taiwan
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Turned pro November 2007
Plays right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US $862,812
Singles
Career record 237 – 182
Career titles 0 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest ranking 82 (5 July 2010)
Current ranking 115 (23 January 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2012, 2015)
French Open 1R (2010)
Wimbledon 2R (2010)
US Open 2R (2009, 2010)
Doubles
Career record 140 – 87
Career titles 4 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest ranking 65 (11 February 2013)
Current ranking 231 (23 January 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2013
French Open 1R (2010, 2011, 2013)
Wimbledon 2R (2010)
US Open 1R (2010)
Last updated on: 07 March 2016.
Chang Kai-chen
Traditional Chinese 張凱貞
Simplified Chinese 张凯贞

Chang Kai-chen (Chinese: 張凱貞; born January 13, 1991) 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 Taiwan at the Fed Cup, Chang has a win–loss record of 7–5.

Biography[edit]

Kai-chen is currently without a full-time coach. Her father is Chin Lai Chang and mother is Yu Mei Jun; 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. She is an aggressive baseliner whose favorite shot is backhand; favorite surface is hard court. Her ambition is to reach Top 10.

WTA Finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA 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)
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)

Doubles: 4 (4–0)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (4–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (4–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
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) Taiwan Chuang Chia-jung Taiwan 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
Winner 4. March 3, 2013 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard Japan Shuko Aoyama Slovakia Janette Husárová
China Zhang Shuai
6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), [14–12]

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles Finals: 14 (6–8)[edit]

Legend
WTA 125s tournaments
$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 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. 4 November 2012 Taipei, Taiwan Hard France Kristina Mladenovic 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 31 August 2014 Tsukuba, Japan Hard Japan Junri Namigata 0–6 6–7
Winner 8. 9 March 2015 Jiangmen, China Hard China Zhao Di 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 9. 31 May 2015 Xuzhou, China Hard Thailand Luksika Kumkhum 6-1, 5–7, 1-6
Runner-up 10. 2 August 2015 Nanchang, China Hard Serbia Jelena Janković 3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Winner 11. 28 September 2015 Zhuhai, China Hard China Zhang Yuxuan 4–6, 6–1, 7–6(7–0)
Winner 12. 2 October 2016 Iizuka Japan Hard South Korea Jang Su-jeong 6–3, 6–4
Winner 13. 23 October 2016 Suzhou, China Hard China Wang Yafan 4–6, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 14. 20 November 2016 Taipei, Taiwan Hard (i) Russia Evgeniya Rodina 4–6, 3–6

Doubles: 23 (13–10)[edit]

Legend
WTA 125s tournaments
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000/$15,000 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 Taiwan Hwang I-hsuan Australia Monique Adamczak
United Kingdom Melanie South
2-6, 4-6
Winner 3. 18 May 2008 Kurume, Japan Carpet Taiwan Hwang I-hsuan Japan Erika Sema
Japan Yurika Sema
6-3, 2-6, 10-6
Runner-up 4. 31 May 2008 Gunma, Japan Carpet Taiwan Hwang I-hsuan Japan Erika Sema
Japan Yurika Sema
3-6, 6-2, 7-10
Winner 5. 15 November 2008 Pune, India Hard Taiwan Hwang I-hsuan Romania Elora Dabija
Serbia Bojana Jovanovski
5-7, 6-2, 10-7
Winner 6. 20 April 2009 Changwon, South Korea Hard Taiwan Chen Yi United Kingdom Elena Baltacha
United Kingdom Amanda Elliott
6-4, 6-1
Winner 7. 27 April 2009 Gimcheon, South Korea Hard Taiwan Chen Yi South Korea Chang Kyung-mi
South Korea Lee Jin-a
6-1, 7-5
Runner-up 8. 17 May 2009 Kurume, Japan Carpet Japan Ayaka Maekawa China Lu Jingjing
China Sun Shengnan
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, Taiwan Carpet (i) Taiwan Chuang Chia-jung India Sania Mirza
Taiwan Hsieh Su-wei
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
Runner-up 13. 4 November 2012 Taipei, Taiwan Hard Belarus Olga Govortsova Taiwan Chan Hao-ching
France Kristina Mladenovic
7–5, 2–6, [8–10]
Runner-up 14. 3 November 2014 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet (i) Taiwan Chuang Chia-jung Taiwan Chan Hao-ching
Taiwan Chan Yung-jan
4–6, 3–6
Winner 15. 23 May 2015 Wuhan, China Hard China Han Xinyun China Liu Chang
China Lu Jiajing
6–0, 6–3
Winner 16. 31 May 2015 Xuzhou, China Hard China Han Xinyun China Cao Siqi
China Zhou Mingjun
6-3, 6-2
Winner 17. 2 August 2015 Nanchang, China Hard China Zheng Saisai Taiwan Chan Chin-wei
China Wang Yafan
6–3, 4–6, [10–3]
Runner-up 18. 30 July 2016 Wuhan, China Hard China Duan Yingying Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 19. 14 November 2016 Taipei, Taiwan Hard (i) Taiwan Chuang Chia-jung Russia Natela Dzalamidze
Russia Veronika Kudermetova
6–4, 3–6, [5–10]
Winner 20. 8 May 2017 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei Romania Raluca Olaru
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
7–5, 6–1
Winner 21. 20 May 2017 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay China Han Xinyun Paraguay Montserrat González
Spain Sílvia Soler Espinosa
7–5, 6–1
Winner 22. 10 June 2017 Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass New Zealand Marina Erakovic Australia Monique Adamczak
Australia Storm Sanders
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 23. 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 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


Wins over top 10 players[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]