Janet Lee

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Janet Lee
Country (sports) Chinese Taipei
 United States
ResidenceRancho Palos Verdes, California, U.S.
Born (1976-10-22) October 22, 1976 (age 43)
Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned proJanuary 5, 1995
PlaysRight-handed (double-handed backhand)
Prize money$943,370
Career record278–274
Career titles0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 79 (April 6, 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1999)
French Open1R (1997, 1998, 1999, 2002)
Wimbledon2R (1998, 1999, 2001)
US Open3R (2000)
Career record193–199
Career titles3 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest ranking20 (February 17, 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2005)
French Open2R (1998, 2001)
Wimbledon3R (2002)
US OpenQF (2004)
Team competitions
Fed Cup29–8

Janet Lee (Chinese: 李慧芝, born October 22, 1976) is a Taiwanese-American retired tennis player. She won three doubles titles during her professional career on the WTA Tour. She competed in all four Grand Slam tournaments in both singles and doubles. Her career-high singles ranking was 79 and her best doubles ranking was 20.

Since retiring, she has been an assistant coach for the California State University, Fullerton(CSUF) women's tennis team.[1] She was a full-time undergraduate student at the university, majoring in Business with an emphasis in Accounting and Finance. After earning her B.A. at CSUF, she joined the professional services firm Deloitte & Touche, LLP.


Her father is Shun-Yi Lee, a physicist, and her mother is Vanni Lee, a DP coordinator. Lee graduated from high school in 1994 and decided to postpone college to pursue a professional tennis career.[citation needed] She started playing tennis at age five.


Lee competed in tennis competitions for Chinese Taipei at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney women's doubles with partner Weng Tzu-ting. They lost in the first round.

Playing doubles at the 2004 US Open with Peng Shuai, Lee reached the quarterfinals where they lost to Barbara Schett and Patty Schnyder, 2–6, 5–7.

Lee retired from professional tennis in 2006.

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles (3–3)[edit]

Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (1–0)
Tier III (1–3)
Tier IV & V (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. February 19, 2001 Oklahoma City, United States Hard (i) Indonesia Wynne Prakusya South Africa Amanda Coetzer
United States Lori McNeil
3–6, 6–2, 0–6
Winner 1. July 23, 2001 Stanford, United States Hard Indonesia Wynne Prakusya United States Nicole Arendt
Netherlands Caroline Vis
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 2. September 24, 2001 Bali, Indonesia Hard Indonesia Wynne Prakusya Australia Evie Dominikovic
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
7–6(7–4), 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. October 1, 2001 Tokyo, Japan Hard Indonesia Wynne Prakusya South Africa Liezel Huber
Australia Rachel McQuillan
2–6, 0–6
Winner 2. September 9, 2002 Shanghai, China Hard Russia Anna Kournikova Japan Ai Sugiyama
Japan Rika Fujiwara
7–5, 6–3
Winner 3. February 10, 2003 Doha, Qatar Hard Indonesia Wynne Prakusya Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi
Indonesia Angelique Widjaja
6–1, 6–3


  1. ^ "California State University, Fullerton – Women's Tennis Assistant Coach profile". Archived from the original on October 7, 2008. Retrieved July 21, 2008.

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