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Park Sung-hee
Park Sung-hee
Country (sports) South Korea
ResidenceSeoul, Korea
Born (1975-02-17) February 17, 1975 (age 45)
Busan, Korea
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro1989
Retired2000
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS $439,788
Singles
Career record196-152
Career titles0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 57 (25 September 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1995-96)
French Open2R (1996-98)
Wimbledon2R (1995-96)
US Open2R (1998)
Doubles
Career record120-96
Career titles0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 34 (15 June 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1997-98)
French Open3R (1996)
Wimbledon2R (1997)
US Open2R (1996-97)

Park Sung-hee (Hangul: ; born 17 February 1975 in Busan, South Korea) is a retired professional tennis player from South Korea.

Career

Park turned pro in 1989. She won 7 singles and 7 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. She reached four doubles finals during her career on the WTA Tour. Her best Grand Slam performances came in doubles, reaching the Round of 16 at the 1996 French Open, 1997 Australian Open, and 1998 Australian Open, all partnering Wang Shi-ting. She reached career high rankings of No. 34 in doubles (in June 1998) and No. 57 in singles (in September 1995). Park played in 34 ties in 9 years for the South Korea Fed Cup team, with a 30-14 record overall and 24-12 in singles, all team records. She retired from the tour in 2000.

WTA Tour Finals

Doubles: 4 (0-4)

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Olympic Gold (0-0)
WTA Championships (0-0)
Tier I (0-0) Premier Mandatory (0-0)
Tier II (0-1) Premier 5 (0-0)
Tier III (0-1) Premier (0-0)
Tier IV & V (0-2) International (0-0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. Sep 1995 Nagoya, Japan Carpet (i) Japan Rika Hiraki Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
Australia Kristine Kunce
6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 2. Jan 1996 Hobart, Australia Hard Australia Kerry-Anne Guse Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Japan Kyoko Nagatsuka
7-6(9-7), 6-3
Runner-up 3. Sep 1996 Tokyo, Japan Hard Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting South Africa Amanda Coetzer
France Mary Pierce
6-1, 7-6(7-5)
Runner-up 4. Jan 1998 Gold Coast, Australia Hard Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Japan Ai Sugiyama
1-6, 6-3, 6-4

ITF Finals

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

Singles (7-6)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 30 September 1991 Sekisho, Japan Hard China Chen Li 2-6, 4-6
Runner-up 2. 7 June 1992 Incheon, South Korea Clay South Korea Kim Yeon-sook 3-6, 1-6
Runner-up 3. 8 June 1992 Seoul, South Korea Hard South Korea Kim Il-soon 4-6, 3-6
Winner 4. 10 August 1992 Taipei, Chinese Taipei Hard Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-3, 6-1
Winner 5. 17 August 1992 Taipei, Chinese Taipei Hard Sri Lanka Lihini Weerasuriya 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(2)
Winner 6. 24 August 1992 Taipei, Chinese Taipei Hard Sri Lanka Lihini Weerasuriya 7-5, 3-6, 6-4
Winner 7. 31 August 1992 Taipei, Chinese Taipei Hard Sri Lanka Lihini Weerasuriya 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
Winner 8. 6 June 1993 Incheon, South Korea Clay South Korea Kim Yeon-sook 2-6, 7-5, 7-6(5)
Winner 9. 14 September 1997 Seoul, South Korea Hard Australia Kerry-Anne Guse 6-3, 6-4
Winner 10. 26 October 1997 Houston, United States Hard Japan Haruka Inoue 6-1, 7-6(2)
Runner-up 11. 3 May 1998 Gifu, Japan Grass Japan Misumi Miyauchi 3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 12. 18 October 1998 Seoul, South Korea Hard South Korea Choi Ju-yeon 4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 13. 2 May 1999 Kofu, Japan Grass Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting 7-6, 5-7, 2-6

Doubles (7-8)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 18 August 1991 Taipei, Chinese Taipei Hard South Korea Pyo Hye-jeong South Korea Choi Jin
South Korea Choi Jeom-sang
2-6, 3-6
Runner-up 2. 1 September 1991 Taipei, Chinese Taipei Hard South Korea Pyo Hye-jeong South Korea Kim Il-soon
South Korea Sohn Mi-ae
5-7, 4-6
Winner 3. 17 August 1992 Taipei, Chinese Taipei Hard South Korea Seo Hye-jin South Korea Doh Jeom-ja
South Korea Lee Mi-jeong
6-2, 7-6(5)
Winner 4. 24 August 1992 Taipei, Chinese Taipei Hard South Korea Seo Hye-jin South Korea Doh Jeom-ja
South Korea Lee Mi-jeong
6-2, 7-6(6)
Runner-up 5. 6 June 1993 Incheon, South Korea Clay South Korea Seo Hye-jin South Korea Kim Soon-mi
South Korea Pyo Hye-jeong
2-6, 6-7(5)
Winner 6. 30 May 1994 Daegu, South Korea Clay South Korea Kim Il-soon South Korea Kim Soon-mi
South Korea Pyo Hye-jeong
6-7(1), 6-1, 6-4
Winner 7. 11 July 1994 Darmstadt, Germany Clay South Korea Choi Ju-yeon Argentina Bettina Fulco
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 8. 5 May 1997 Seoul, South Korea Clay South Korea Choi Young-ja South Korea Cho Yoon-jeong
South Korea Kim Eun-ha
3-6, 6-7(6)
Runner-up 9. 14 September 1997 Seoul, South Korea Hard Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting Australia Catherine Barclay
Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
6-4, 4-6, 1-6
Winner 10. 27 October 1997 Austin, United States Hard Japan Miho Saeki United States Debbie Graham
United States Meredith McGrath
6-4, 5-7, 6-2
Runner-up 11. 3 May 1998 Gifu, Japan Grass South Korea Cho Yoon-jeong Australia Catherine Barclay
Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
6-7(3), 4-6
Winner 12. 10 May 1998 Seoul, South Korea Clay South Korea Cho Yoon-jeong China Ding Ding
China Li Ting
6-1, 3-6, 6-2
Winner 13. 21 March 1999 Noda, Japan Hard South Korea Cho Yoon-jeong Japan Shinobu Asagoe
Japan Yuka Yoshida
6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 14. 24 May 1999 Warsaw, Poland Clay South Korea Cho Yoon-jeong Romania Magda Mihalache
Croatia Jelena Kostani? To?i?
1-6, 3-6
Runner-up 15. 3 October 1999 Seoul, South Korea Hard Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn Australia Catherine Barclay
South Korea Kim Eun-ha
6-4, 4-6, 2-6

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