Janet Lee

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Janet Lee
Country (sports)  Taiwan
 United States
Residence Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
Born (1976-10-22) October 22, 1976 (age 40)
Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro January 5, 1995
Retired 2006
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$ 943,370
Career record 278–274
Career titles 0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 79 (April 6, 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1999)
French Open 1R (1997, 1998, 1999, 2002)
Wimbledon 2R (1998, 1999, 2001)
US Open 3R (2000)
Career record 193–199
Career titles 3 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest ranking 20 (February 17, 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2005)
French Open 2R (1998, 2001)
Wimbledon 3R (2002)
US Open QF (2004)

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

Early life[edit]

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


Lee competed in Women's Doubles Tennis for Taiwan at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney with partner Weng Tzu-ting. They lost in the first round.

Playing women's doubles in the US Open with Peng Shuai of China, Lee reached the quarterfinals where they lost to Barbara Schett and Patty Schnyder, 6–2, 7–5. retired 2006.

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Doubles: 6 (3–3)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0–1) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (1–0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (1–3) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (1–0) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent 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


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