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Chan Yung-jan
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Chan at the 2016 French Open
Country (sports)  Chinese Taipei
Residence Taipei City, Taiwan
Born (1989-08-17) August 17, 1989 (age 27)
Dongshi, Taichung County, Taiwan
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro August 2004
Plays right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Chan Yuan-Liang
Prize money US $ 3,215,360
Career record 292–179
Career titles 0 WTA, 17 ITF
Highest ranking No. 50 (11 June 2007)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2009, 2013)
French Open 3R (2011)
Wimbledon 2R (2010)
US Open 3R (2010)
Career record 391–177
Career titles 20 WTA, 18 ITF
Highest ranking No. 5 (29 February 2016)
Current ranking No. 12 (21 November 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (2007, 2015)
French Open SF (2017)
Wimbledon 3R (2007)
US Open F (2007)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals SF (2007, 2015)
Olympic Games QF (2016)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open F (2011)
French Open QF (2015, 2016)
Wimbledon SF (2011)
US Open SF (2014, 2015)
Last updated on: 21 November 2016.
Chan Yung-jan
Traditional Chinese 詹詠然
Simplified Chinese 詹詠然

Chan Yung-jan (Chinese: 詹詠然, born August 17, 1989), also known as Latisha Chan, is a Taiwanese professional tennis player. She is known mainly for her success in doubles competitions, having won ten WTA Tour titles. She was the runner-up in Women's Doubles in three Grand Slam finals: the 2007 and 2015[1] Australian Opens, as well as the 2007 US Open. Highlights of her singles-career include semifinals in the Japan Open in 2006 and finals in the PTT Bangkok Open in 2007. She reached her career high singles ranking of No. 50 on June 11, 2007.

She is the elder sister of fellow professional tennis player Chan Hao-ching.

Career highlights[edit]

Junior performance[edit]

Chan started playing in the junior circuit in 2002, and reached the SF stage at her first ITF junior event. With solid performances both in junior and challenger events, her combined junior ranking reached No. 2 on May 24, 2004.

However, her most significant junior victory came in 2004 Australian Open Junior Championships, where she partnered Sun Sheng-nan to win the double trophy. The achievement hinted at the emergence of a talented double player.

Professional performance[edit]

Chan Yung-jan


While still a junior, Chan entered her very first pro tour in Taiwan, where she reached the semi-final in the singles, and the quarter-final in the doubles.


Chan started her professional career in 2004. By the end of 2004, she already was the singles title holder of three 10,000 USD ITF events, including Colombo, Jakarta 3, and Taipei. She also won three doubles titles in Jakarta 3, Haibara, and Mount Gambier.


Chan's 2005 season got a strong start with a win in the 25,000 USD ITF event in Taipei. She also won a 50,000 USD ITF event in Fukuoka. Later that year, she qualified for the US Open, but failed to defeat Serena Williams in the first round. After the US Open, she played two qualifying events in Beijing and Seoul, but failed to enter the main draw. However, she teamed up with Chuang Chia-jung to win her first tour-level doubles title in Seoul.


Chan played in the qualifying events of all four grand slams, and qualified into the main draws in Wimbledon and the US Open, but failed to beat resurgent Alicia Molik and Belgian Kirsten Flipkens respectively. Her breakthrough and first tour-level win came at the Tokyo Open, where she reached the SF stage by defeating local favourite and two-time winner Ai Sugiyama. The victory marked her first Top 30 win. She also participated in the doubles event of Tokyo Open and reached the final stage, once again partnering Chuang Chia-jung.

As for her achievements in the challenger circuit: she won the singles titles in Melbourne, Fukuoka, Kurume, and Kaohsiung. Together with regular partner Chuang Chia-jung she also won the doubles titles in Sydney, Gosford, Fukuoka, Kurume, and Kaohsiung. After her victory in Kaohsiung, she surged into the Top 100, and was ranked No. 73 in the singles.


To establish herself in tour level, Chan has only participated in Tour events in the beginning of 2007. She entered the main draws of the Australian Open, Pattaya, Bangalore, and Indian Wells, but failed to advance past the first round. In Miami she reached the second round by defeating Nuria Llagostera Vives, before losing to first seed Maria Sharapova.

Chan finally found her footing after entering the clay court season. In Charleston, she qualified into the main draw, and stunned No. 39 ranked Séverine Brémond in two sets to set up a rematch against reigning Australian Open and Miami winner Serena Williams. Chan was 5–3 up before Serena retired with a groin injury. Her magical journey in Charleston ended in the third round, where she was defeated by Venus Williams in straight sets.

To improve her singles game, Chan entered three ITF pro events after Charleston, and won all three of them. With the success in three events, her ranking rose to career high No.50 on June 11, 2007. In Bangkok, Chan entered her first WTA singles final, but lost to No. 49 ranked Flavia Pennetta in two sets.

Her singles achievements aside, Chan's doubles performance has been stunning. Awarded with a wild-card entry, Chan and Chuang reached the Final stage of the Australian Open, which was Chan's first Grand Slam doubles event ever. On their way to the final, they defeated 2006 US Open doubles finalists Safina/Srebotnik and 2006 Australian Open and Wimbledon champions Yan / Zheng. In February, they participated in two more events. They reached the final in both Pattaya and Bangalore, and won the double title in the latter.

In their Indian Wells debut, they again stormed into the final with back-to-back wins over 2006 Australian Open and Wimbledon champs Yan / Zheng in the QF, and 2006 US Open champions Zvonareva / Dechy in the SF. However, they lost the final to 2006 Roland Garros champions Raymond / Stosur in straight sets. Had they won the final match, they would have beaten every 2006 Grand Slam champion team in one single event. So far, they have made it into the final in all six tour-level doubles events they'd entered. Their finals streak was broken in Miami, where they lost to Raymond / Stosur in the semi-final.


At the Qatar Telecom German Open in Berlin, Chan became the last player that top ranked Justine Henin ever beat before she retired the following week. She represented her country at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in both singles and doubles.[2]


Chan at the 2009 US Open.

Starting season with an unexpected game lead of 5–1 advantage to Russian World No.4 Elena Dementieva in her first round match in Auckland, New Zealand, but ultimately lost the match. After then, results came uninspired other than winning a round on Melbourne Plexicushion, her first time to do so. It was diagnosed later a fatigue fracture in her left foot, which had to stop her season for 3 months from after Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, to when grass season kicked off. Chan suffered quite a number of upsets since the comeback, but rebounded just well in time during her Asian tour in Autumn, and delighted home crowds by sweeping both singles and doubles (w/Chuang) titles in the Taipei 100K+H ITF tournament. For the 4th year in a row, Chan finished season in top 100.

On the doubles court, Chan shocked World No.1s Cara Black and Liezel Huber with Romanian Monica Niculescu, in the quarter-finals of the Premier level tournament in Stanford. They were defeated by Serena and Venus Williams in the title match after taking out another seeded pair of Maria Kirilenko and Sorana Cirstea.


In the US Open, Chan beat 2 former WTA Top 50s – Anne Keothavong and Tamira Paszek – to make her first R32 in a Grand Slam, her previous best results are R64 at 2008 US Open, 2009 Australian Open, and 2010 Wimbledon. In the third round, she lost 6–1, 6–0 to top seed and World No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki.


In the 2011 Australian Open, Chan reached the final of mixed doubles with Paul Hanley to their first ever grand slam final. Along the way, they defeated defending champions and fourth seeds Cara Black and Leander Paes in two set tiebreakers. However, the pair lost to second seeds Daniel Nestor and Katarina Srebotnik in three sets.


Chan reached the semi-finals of Mercury Insurance Open, Carlsbad losing to Marion Bartoli, 6-1 3-6 3-6.[3]


Chan lost the title match of the Taipei WTA Challenger to Vitalia Diatchenko 1-6, 6-2, 6-4.[4]


Chan lost her third Grand Slam doubles final at Australian Open.[5] Chan Hao-Ching and Chan Yung-Jan won their fourth WTA doubles title together at the Western & Southern Open, and by doing so now have the second-most WTA doubles titles for a pair of sisters in WTA history after only Serena Williams and Venus Williams. Their previous three WTA doubles titles came at Shenzhen in 2013, Eastbourne in 2013 and Pattaya City in 2015. Cincinnati represents their biggest one yet, their first at the Premier 5 level.[6] They won another title at the Japan Women's Open Tennis in Tokyo.[7]


In February 2017, Swiss former world number one Martina Hingis teamed up with Chan in women's doubles to compete in the Dubai Duty Free Championship, after splitting from short-time partner American Coco Vandeweghe due to limited success together. In March, Chan won Indian Wells with Hingis, as they defeated Lucie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova in the final.[8] This was the first Premier Mandatory title for Chan and hence the biggest title of her career. [9] The team added titles in Madrid and Rome with final victories over Timea Babos and Andrea Hlavackova[10] and Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina, respectively.[11]


The Chan sisters uses Wilson racquets, they are also sponsored by Taiwan Mobile, by EVA Air,[12] and French apparel Lacoste.

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 3 (3 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2007 Australian Open Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Zimbabwe Cara Black
South Africa Liezel Huber
4–6, 7–6(7–4), 1–6
Runner-up 2007 US Open Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung France Nathalie Dechy
Russia Dinara Safina
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2015 Australian Open Hard China Zheng Jie United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová
4–6, 6–7(5–7)

Mixed doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2011 Australian Open Hard Australia Paul Hanley Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Canada Daniel Nestor
3–6, 6–3, [7–10]

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals[edit]

Doubles: 8 (6 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Runner-up 2007 Indian Wells Hard Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Samantha Stosur
3–6, 5–7
Winner 2008 Rome Clay Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Slovakia Janette Husárová
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Winner 2015 Cincinnati Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching Australia Casey Dellacqua
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 2015 Beijing Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching Switzerland Martina Hingis
India Sania Mirza
7–6(11–9), 1–6, [8–10]
Winner 2016 Doha Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching Italy Sara Errani
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
6–3, 6–3
Winner 2017 Indian Wells Hard Switzerland Martina Hingis Czech Republic Lucie Hradecka
Czech Republic Katerina Siniakova
7–6(7–4), 6–2
Winner 2017 Madrid Clay Switzerland Martina Hingis Hungary Timea Babos
Czech Republic Andrea Hlavackova
6–4, 6–3
Winner 2017 Rome Clay Switzerland Martina Hingis Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina
7–5, 7–6(7–4)

Performance timelines[edit]

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q2 1R 1R 2R 1R Q3 A 2R 1R Q1 0 / 6 2–6
French Open A A A Q1 1R 1R A 1R 3R 2R A A Q2 0 / 5 3–5
Wimbledon A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R Q1 Q1 A A A 0 / 5 1–5
US Open A A 1R 1R 1R 2R Q3 3R 1R Q3 Q2 1R Q2 0 / 7 3–7
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–4 1–4 1–2 3–4 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–0 0 / 23 9–23
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 / 0 0
Year-end ranking 489 219 96 67 68 94 109 132 106 248 212 407

Women's Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open F 3R 1R 3R 3R 1R 1R F 0 / 8 16–8
French Open QF QF 3R 3R 3R 2R 3R 0 / 7 15–7
Wimbledon 3R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 8 3–8
US Open F 1R 2R SF 1R 1R 1R 2R QF 0 / 9 13–9
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 15–4 5–4 1–3 7–4 5–4 2-3 0–2 2–4 10–4 0 / 32 47–32
Finals Won 0 1 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 13 / 29 13–16
Year-end ranking 373 148 119 8 17 52 18 42 72 98 36 7

Mixed Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W-L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open QF F 1R 6–3
French Open 1R 1R 2R 1–3
Wimbledon 3R 3R QF SF 1R 2R 9–6
US Open 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R SF SF 9–7
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–3 4–4 0–0 2–2 9–4 0–0 1–1 3–2 3–3 25–19

Career statistics[edit]

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