Chen Li-Ling

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Chen Li-Ling
Full name Chen Li-Ling (陳 莉)
Country (sports)  China
Born (1971-03-13) 13 March 1971 (age 47)
Xiangtan, Hunan
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Prize money $92,814
Singles
Career record 145–88
Career titles 0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 112 (21 October 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1997)
Doubles
Career record 62–47
Career titles 1 WTA
Highest ranking No. 135 (13 February 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open 1R (1994)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 7–14

Chen Li-Ling (born 13 March 1971) is a former professional tennis player from China.

Career[edit]

Chen, who comes from the city of Xiangtan in Hunan, played on the WTA Tour in the 1990s and won one title, the doubles at the 1994 China Open, with Li Fang as her partner. In 1996 she was runner-up in the singles at the 1996 Nokia Open in Beijing. En-route to the final, which she lost to Wang Shi-ting, she accounted for three seeded players, Francesca Lubiani, Yayuk Basuki and Sandrine Testud.[1] She competed as a wildcard at the 1997 Australian Open and was beaten in the first round by Natalia Medvedeva.[2]

A two-time Olympian, Chen represented China at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. At the Barcelona Olympics she lost in the first round to eventual bronze medalist Mary Joe Fernández. In Atlanta she competed in both the singles and doubles draws. She lost to top seed Monica Seles in the singles but her and Yi Jing-Qian made the second round of the doubles competition.[3] They progressed in a walkover after fifth seeded Australian pairing had to withdraw when Rennae Stubbs was taken ill to hospital.[4] In the second round the Chinese pair were beaten in three sets by the team from Thailand.

Chen won a total of seven medals for China at the Asian Games. This includes a gold medal in the women's doubles with Li Fang at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok.

In Fed Cup competition, Chen featured in 17 ties for a record 7/14 overall. One of these ties was against the United States in the second round of the World Group in the 1993 Federation Cup.

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles (0-1)[edit]

Outcome    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 14 October 1996 China Open, Beijing Tier IV Hard Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting 3–6, 4–6

Doubles (1-0)[edit]

Outcome    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 20 February 1994 China Open, Beijing Tier IV Hard China Li Fang Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
United Kingdom Valda Lake
6–0, 6–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Beijing - 14 October - 20 October 1996". ITF. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Scoreboard". Arizona Republic. 13 January 1997. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Agassi, Seles Win Openers in Style". Los Angeles Times. 24 July 1996. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  4. ^ Wright, Gerard (27 July 1996). "Stubbs ill, forfeits in doubles". The Age. p. 30. Retrieved 1 July 2017.

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