Linda Wild
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Linda Wild

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)
WTA Tour Championship (0)
Tier I (0)
Tier II (2)
Tier III (1)
Tier IV (6)

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

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. June 15, 1992 Eastbourne, Great Britain Grass United States Lori McNeil 4-6, 4-6
Runner-up 2. November 9, 1992 Indianapolis, United States Hard (i) Czechoslovakia Helena Suková 4-6, 3-6
Winner 1. July 26, 1993 San Juan, Puerto Rico Hard United States Ann Grossman 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
Winner 2. September 27, 1993 Sapporo, Japan Carpet (i) Romania Irina Spîrlea 6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 3. October 4, 1993 Taipei, Taiwan Hard Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting 1-6, 6-7(4-7)
Runner-up 4. June 13, 1994 Eastbourne, Great Britain Grass United States Meredith McGrath 2-6, 4-6
Winner 3. September 11, 1995 Nagoya, Japan Carpet (i) Czech Republic Sandra Kleinová 6-4, 6-2
Winner 4. September 25, 1995 Beijing, China Hard Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting 7-5, 6-2
Winner 5. April 8, 1996 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard Indonesia Yayuk Basuki w/o

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

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. March 2, 1992 Boca Raton, United States Hard Spain Conchita Martínez Latvia Larisa Neiland
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 2. September 20, 1993 Tokyo (Nichirei), Japan Hard South Africa Amanda Coetzer United States Lisa Raymond
United States Chanda Rubin
4-6, 1-6
Winner 1. January 10, 1994 Hobart, Australia Hard United States Chanda Rubin Australia Jenny Byrne
Australia Rachel McQuillan
7-5, 4-6, 7-6(7-1)
Winner 2. May 9, 1994 Prague, Czech Republic Clay South Africa Amanda Coetzer Netherlands Kristie Boogert
Italy Laura Golarsa
6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Runner-up 3. October 31, 1994 Québec, Canada Carpet (i) United States Chanda Rubin South Africa Elna Reinach
France Nathalie Tauziat
4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 4. February 27, 1995 San Juan, Puerto Rico Hard Italy Laura Golarsa Austria Karin Kschwendt
Canada Rene Simpson
2-6, 6-0, 4-6
Winner 3. May 8, 1995 Prague, Czech Republic Clay United States Chanda Rubin Sweden Maria Lindström
Sweden Maria Strandlund
6-7(3-7), 6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 5. September 18, 1995 Tokyo (Nichirei), Japan Hard South Africa Amanda Coetzer United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Mary Joe Fernández
3-6, 2-6
Winner 4. September 25, 1995 Beijing, China Hard Germany Claudia Porwik Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting
Netherlands Stephanie Rottier
6-1, 6-0
Winner 5. June 10, 1996 Birmingham, Great Britain Grass Australia Elizabeth Smylie United States Lori McNeil
France Nathalie Tauziat
6-3, 3-6, 6-1
Runner-up 6. June 9, 1997 Birmingham, Great Britain Grass France Nathalie Tauziat United States Katrina Adams
Latvia Larisa Neiland
2-6, 3-6

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