Els Callens

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Els Callens
Country (sports)  Belgium
Residence Antwerp, Belgium
Born (1970-08-20) 20 August 1970 (age 45)
Antwerp, Belgium
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 1990
Retired 2011
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,666,023
Singles
Career record 358–309
Career titles 0 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest ranking No. 43 (17 February 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2000)
French Open 2R (1995,98,99,2000)
Wimbledon 3R (2002)
US Open 3R (1996)
Doubles
Career record 315–224
Career titles 10 WTA, 10 ITF
Highest ranking No. 12 (14 May 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2000)
French Open QF (1999)
Wimbledon QF (1997,98)
US Open SF (2000)
Team competitions
Fed Cup W (2001)

Els Callens (born 20 August 1970) is a former professional female tennis player from Belgium.

Callens was born in Antwerp, and became professional in January 1990.

Her biggest achievement came in 2000 during the Summer Olympics in Sydney where she won the bronze medal in doubles, partnering Dominique Van Roost-Monami.

She retired on Wednesday 26 October 2005 after she lost her second round match at the Gaz de France Stars tournament in Hasselt.

Nowadays, Callens is a sports commentator for the Belgian public broadcast één.

Els Callens retired from tennis 2011.

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0) Premier Mandatory (0–0)
Tier II (0–0) Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier III (0–1) Premier (0–0)
Tier IV & V (0–0) International (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 27 October 1996 Quebec City, Canada Carpet United States Lisa Raymond 4–6, 4–6

Doubles: 22 (10–12)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0) Premier Mandatory (0–0)
Tier II (0–0) Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier III (0–0) Premier (0–0)
Tier IV & V (0–0) International (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 6 January 1996 Auckland, New Zealand Clay France Julie Halard-Decugis Canada Jill Hetherington
Australia Kristine Kunce
6–1, 6–0
Runner-up 1. 19 May 1996 Cardiff, Wales Clay Belgium Laurence Courtois United States Katrina Adams
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
0–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 14 June 1998 Birmingham, England Grass France Julie Halard-Decugis United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 3. 22 November 1998 Pattaya, Thailand Hard France Julie Halard-Decugis Japan Rika Hiraki
Poland Aleksandra Olsza
3–6, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 4. 13 August 2000 Los Angeles, California, USA Hard Belgium Dominique Van Roost United States Kimberly Po
France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 5 November 2000 Quebec City, Canada Hard United States Kimberly Po Australia Nicole Pratt
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
3–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 13 May 2001 Berlin, Germany Clay United States Meghann Shaughnessy Zimbabwe Cara Black
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
6–4, 6–3
Winner 6. 19 May 2001 Antwerp, Belgium Clay Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual Netherlands Kristie Boogert
Netherlands Miriam Oremans
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 16 September 2001 Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA Hard Australia Nicole Pratt Slovenia Tina Križan
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 28 October 2001 Linz, Austria Hard United States Chanda Rubin Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Dokić
Russia Nadia Petrova
1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 3 February 2002 Tokyo, Japan Carpet Italy Roberta Vinci United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 7 April 2002 Sarasota, Florida, USA Clay Spain Conchita Martínez Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Dokić
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
7–6(7–5), 3–6, 3–6
Winner 7. 16 June 2002 Birmingham, England Grass Japan Shinobu Asagoe United States Kimberly Po
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–4, 6–3
Winner 8. 15 June 2003 Birmingham, England Grass United States Meilen Tu Australia Alicia Molik
United States Martina Navratilova
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 10 August 2003 Los Angeles, California, USA Hard Russia Elena Bovina France Mary Pierce
Australia Rennae Stubbs
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 2 November 2003 Quebec City, Canada Carpet United States Meilen Tu China Ting Li
China Sun Tiantian
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 16 January 2004 Hobart, Australia Hard Austria Barbara Schett Japan Shinobu Asagoe
Japan Seiko Okamoto
6–2, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 9. 22 February 2004 Antwerp, Belgium Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black Switzerland Myriam Casanova
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 10. 11 April 2004 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik France Marion Bartoli
France Émilie Loit
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 11. 15 August 2004 Vancouver, Canada Hard Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld United States Bethanie Mattek
United States Abigail Spears
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 12. 7 November 2004 Quebec City, Canada Hard Australia Samantha Stosur United States Carly Gullickson
Argentina María Emilia Salerni
5–7, 5–7
Winner 10. 20 February 2005 Antwerp, Belgium Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Russia Dinara Safina
3–6, 6–4, 6–4

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