Linda Wild
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Linda Wild
Linda Wild
Country (sports) United States
Born (1971-02-11) February 11, 1971 (age 51)
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) [1]
Prize money$1,237,931
Career record239-201 (54.3%)
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 23 (September 9, 1996)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (1992, 1994, 1995, 1996)
French Open3R (1991, 1996)
Wimbledon3R (1991, 1994, 1996)
US OpenQF (1996)
Career record175-157 (52.7%)
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 17 (July 8, 1996)

Linda Harvey Wild (born February 11, 1971) is a retired tennis player from the United States. Born as Linda Harvey, she later used the family name of her stepfather and coach Steve Wild.

Wild turned professional in 1989. In the first round of her first tournament in February 1990 in her hometown of Chicago, she defeated then fifth-ranked Arantxa Sánchez Vicario. During her career on the WTA Tour, she won five singles and five doubles titles. Her best Grand Slam singles performance came at the 1996 US Open, where she defeated Park Sung-hee, Kristie Boogert, Barbara Rittner and Lindsay Davenport to reach the quarterfinals, where she was defeated by Conchita Martinez. Her best doubles result she realized at the 1996 Australian Open, reaching the semifinals with Elizabeth Smylie.

Wild was a member of the United States Fed Cup team that won 1996 the title. She reached career-high rankings of No. 23 in singles (in September 1996) and No. 17 in doubles (July 1996). She retired from the tour in 2000.

WTA career finals

Legend (singles)
Tier I (0)
Tier II (2)
Tier III (1)
Tier IV (6)

Singles: 9 (5 titles, 4 runner-ups)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Jun 1992 Eastbourne International, UK Grass United States Lori McNeil 4-6, 4-6
Loss 2. Nov 1992 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard (i) Czechoslovakia Helena Suková 4-6, 3-6
Win 1. Jul 1993 Puerto Rico Open Hard United States Ann Grossman 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
Win 2. Sep 1993 Sapporo, Japan Carpet (i) Romania Irina Spîrlea 6-4, 6-3
Loss 3. Oct 1993 Taipei, Taiwan Hard Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting 1-6, 6-7(4-7)
Loss 4. Jun 1994 Eastbourne International, UK Grass United States Meredith McGrath 2-6, 4-6
Win 3. Sep 1995 Nagoya, Japan Carpet (i) Czech Republic Sandra Kleinová 6-4, 6-2
Win 4. Sep 1995 China Open Hard Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting 7-5, 6-2
Win 5. Apr 1996 Jakarta Open, Indonesia Hard Indonesia Yayuk Basuki w/o

Doubles: 11 (5 titles, 6 runner-ups)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Mar 1992 Miami Masters, U.S. Hard Spain Conchita Martínez Latvia Larisa Neiland
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
2-6, 2-6
Loss 2. Sep 1993 Japan Open Hard South Africa Amanda Coetzer United States Lisa Raymond
United States Chanda Rubin
4-6, 1-6
Win 1. Jan 1994 Hobart International, Australia Hard United States Chanda Rubin Australia Jenny Byrne
Australia Rachel McQuillan
7-5, 4-6, 7-6(7-1)
Win 2. May 1994 Prague Open,
Czech Republic
Clay South Africa Amanda Coetzer Netherlands Kristie Boogert
Italy Laura Golarsa
6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Loss 3. Oct 1994 Bell Challenge, Canada Carpet (i) United States Chanda Rubin South Africa Elna Reinach
France Nathalie Tauziat
4-6, 3-6
Loss 4. Feb 1995 Puerto Rico Open Hard Italy Laura Golarsa Austria Karin Kschwendt
Canada Rene Simpson
2-6, 6-0, 4-6
Win 3. May 1995 Prague Open,
Czech Republic
Clay United States Chanda Rubin Sweden Maria Lindström
Sweden Maria Strandlund
6-7(3-7), 6-3, 6-2
Loss 5. Sep 1995 Japan Open Hard South Africa Amanda Coetzer United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Mary Joe Fernández
3-6, 2-6
Win 4. Sep 1995 China Open Hard Germany Claudia Porwik Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting
Netherlands Stephanie Rottier
6-1, 6-0
Win 5. Jun 1996 Birmingham Classic, UK Grass Australia Elizabeth Smylie United States Lori McNeil
France Nathalie Tauziat
6-3, 3-6, 6-1
Loss 6. Jun 1997 Birmingham Classic, UK Grass France Nathalie Tauziat United States Katrina Adams
Latvia Larisa Neiland
2-6, 3-6


  1. ^ a b c John Barrett, ed. (1997). International Tennis Federation World of Tennis 1997. London: CollinsWillow. ISBN 9780002187145.

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