Janet Lee
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Janet Lee

Janet Lee
Country (sports) Chinese Taipei
 United States
ResidenceRancho Palos Verdes, California, U.S.
Born (1976-10-22) October 22, 1976 (age 45)
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: , 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.[] 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

Doubles (3-3)

Tier I (0-0)
Tier II (1-0)
Tier III (1-3)
Tier IV & V (1-0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Feb 2001 Oklahoma City, United States Hard (i) Indonesia Wynne Prakusya South Africa Amanda Coetzer
United States Lori McNeil
3-6, 6-2, 0-6
Win 1. Jul 2001 Stanford, United States Hard Indonesia Wynne Prakusya United States Nicole Arendt
Netherlands Caroline Vis
3-6, 6-3, 6-3
Loss 2. Sep 2001 Bali, Indonesia Hard Indonesia Wynne Prakusya Australia Evie Dominikovic
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
7-6(7-4), 2-6, 3-6
Loss 3. Oct 2001 Tokyo, Japan Hard Indonesia Wynne Prakusya South Africa Liezel Huber
Australia Rachel McQuillan
2-6, 0-6
Win 2. Sep 2002 Shanghai, China Hard Russia Anna Kournikova Japan Ai Sugiyama
Japan Rika Fujiwara
7-5, 6-3
Win 3. Feb 2003 Doha, Qatar Hard Indonesia Wynne Prakusya Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi
Indonesia Angelique Widjaja
6-1, 6-3

ITF finals

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (2-1)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 12 September 1994 Vancouver, Canada Hard Canada Sonya Jeyaseelan 2-6, 4-6
Winner 2. 21 July 2001 Mahwah, United States Hard Bulgaria Svetlana Krivencheva 6-4, 7-6(5)
Winner 3. 2 June 2002 Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass United States Laura Granville 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Doubles (9-4)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 23 September 1999 Santa Clara, United States Hard United States Laxmi Poruri United States Meilen Tu
United Kingdom Amanda Wainwright
5-7, 2-6
Runner-up 2. 10 February 1997 Midland, United States Hard (i) United States Lindsay Lee-Waters United States Angela Lettiere
Japan Nana Smith
3-6, 2-6
Winner 3. 9 March 1997 Rockford, United States Hard Sweden Maria Strandlund Ukraine Elena Brioukhovets
France Noëlle van Lottum
7-6, 6-3
Winner 4. 30 June 1997 Flushing, United States Hard United States Lindsay Lee-Waters United States Keri Phebus
China Fang Li
6-2, 2-6, 6-3
Winner 5. 22 September 1997 Newport Beach, United States Hard United States Ginger Helgeson-Nielsen United States Amanda Augustus
Australia Amy Jensen
6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 6. 16 April 2000 La Cañada, United States Hard Indonesia Wynne Prakusya United States Amanda Augustus
United States Julie Scott
3-6, 1-6
Winner 7. 9 July 2000 Los Gatos, United States Hard Canada Vanessa Webb United States Sandra Cacic
Canada Renata Kolbovic
6-4, 6-1
Winner 8. 31 July 2000 Lexington, United States Hard Indonesia Wynne Prakusya United States Sandra Cacic
Canada Renata Kolbovic
6-2, 3-6, 6-2
Runner-up 9. 29 April 2001 Sarasota, United States Clay United States Samantha Reeves United States Melissa Middleton
India Nirupama Sanjeev
4-6, 2-6
Winner 10. 1 May 2001 Dothan, United States Clay United States Marissa Irvin Russia Alina Jidkova
Slovakia Gabriela Voleková
6-0, 6-2
Winner 11. 5 February 2002 Midland, United States Hard (i) Ukraine Elena Tatarkova Bulgaria Maria Geznenge
Czech Republic Michaela Pa?tiková
6-1, 6-3
Winner 12. 22 July 2003 Lexington, United States Hard United States Jessica Lehnhoff Australia Bryanne Stewart
Australia Christina Wheeler
6-3, 6-4
Winner 13. 4 November 2003 Pittsburgh, United States Hard United States Amy Frazier Argentina Gisela Dulko
United States Meilen Tu
3-6, 6-1, 6-2


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

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