Jane Chi
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Jane Chi
Jane Chi
Country (sports) Chinese Taipei
 United States
Born (1974-06-21) June 21, 1974 (age 47)
El Paso, Texas, U.S.
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Turned pro1995
Retired2003
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$250,663
Singles
Career record184-153
Career titles0 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 62 (April 26, 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1999)
French Open1R (1999)
Wimbledon1R (1999)
US Open2R (1996, 1999)
Doubles
Career record61-74
Career titles0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 178 (November 23, 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open1R (1996)
Medal record
Representing  Chinese Taipei
Bronze medal - third place Women's team

Jane Chi (born June 21, 1974) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Early career

Chi was born in El Paso, Texas, to parents Steven and Ling. At the age of 11 she started playing tennis and after graduating from high school in 1992 played collegially at the University of California, Los Angeles. She attended the university for three years, while studying for a political science degree, during which time he earned multiple All-American honors. Her regular doubles partner was younger sister Stephanie.[1]

In 1994 she played internationally for Chinese Taipei, first in a Fed Cup World Group tie against Indonesia in Frankfurt, then at the Asian Games in Hiroshima, where she won a bronze medal in the team competition.[2]

During the 1995 season, her last for UCLA, Chi was America's top ranked player in college tennis, ending with a number three ranking.[3]

Professional tennis

From 1995 she competed on the professional circuit. At the 1996 US Open she made her Grand Slam debut and reached the second round, with a win over María Sánchez Lorenzo.[4] She was a semi-finalist at the 1998 Challenge Bell, a WTA tournament in Quebec City. Her run included an upset win over second seed Sandrine Testud.[5] Her only other WTA Tour semi-final was at the Japan Open in 1999, a year in which she reached her career best ranking of 62 in the world, with second round appearances at both the Australian Open and US Open.[6] After retiring from tennis she earned a Doctor of Law degree at the University of Idaho and now works in Seattle.

ITF finals

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

Singles (6-3)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 15 October 1995 Tokyo, Japan Hard Japan Yuki Fujii 6-0, 6-1
Winner 2. 22 October 1995 Kugayama, Japan Hard Australia Trudi Musgrave 7-5, 6-1
Winner 3. 29 October 1995 Kyoto, Japan Hard China Wen-yuan 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
Winner 4. 19 November 1995 Manila, Philippines Hard South Korea Kim Soon-nam 7-5, 6-3
Winner 5. 23 June 1996 Peachtree City, Georgia, United States Hard United States Stephanie Mabry 6-1, 3-6, 7-5
Winner 6. 5 August 1996 Austin, Texas, United States Hard Belarus Olga Barabanschikova 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Runner-up 7. 17 May 1998 Grenelefe, Florida, United States Hard Belgium Justine Henin 2-6, 3-6
Runner-up 8. 11 October 1998 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States Hard Luxembourg Anne Kremer 6-2, 4-6, 4-6
Runner-up 9. 28 January 2001 Miami, Florida, United States Hard Argentina Gisela Dulko 7-5, 3-6, 6-7

Doubles (2-5)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 26 June 1995 Hilton Head, South Carolina, United States Hard Chinese Taipei Stephanie Chi United States Tina Samara
United States Stacy Sheppard
6-3, 7-6(5)
Runner-up 2. 15 October 1995 Tokyo, Japan Hard United States Mindy Weiner Japan Keiko Nagatomi
Japan Yoshiko Sasano
2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 3. 28 July 1996 Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States Hard United States Kelly Pace-Wilson Canada Sonya Jeyaseelan
Canada Rene Simpson
6-3, 4-6, 2-6
Winner 4. 26 January 1997 San Antonio, Texas, United States Hard United States Kelly Pace-Wilson United States Keirsten Alley
United States Pam Nelson
6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Runner-up 5. 19 July 1998 Mahwah, New Jersey, United States Hard United States Jean Okada United States Amy Frazier
Japan Rika Hiraki
6-4, 4-6, 4-6
Runner-up 6. 22 January 2001 Miami, Florida, United States Hard Russia Lioudmila Skavronskaia Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya
United States Jolene Watanabe
2-6, 4-6
Runner-up 7. 11 June 2001 Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States Hard Russia Lioudmila Skavronskaia South Korea Choi Young-ja
South Korea Jeon Mi-ra
7-6(2), 2-6, 2-6

References

  1. ^ "Injuries Drag Down UCLA Tennis Team". Los Angeles Times. May 7, 1995. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "Fifth-seeded Phebus downed 6-2, 6-1 in finals". Daily Bruin. October 23, 1994. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Chi, Phebus top charts for No. 6 w. tennis". Daily Bruin. May 4, 1995. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - US Open - 26 August - 08 September 1996". ITF. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Russian Skater Tumbles But Takes Lead". Seattle Times. October 31, 1998. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Sports in brief". The Topeka Capital-Journal. April 18, 1999. Retrieved 2017.

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