Chan Hao-ching (Chinese: 詹皓晴; pinyin: Zhān Hàoqíng; Taiwanese Mandarin: [tsán.xâu.tɕʰǐŋ]; born September 19, 1993), also known as Angel Chan, is a professional tennis player representing Taiwan (Chinese Taipei). She is primarily a doubles specialist, having won 16 WTA, 2 WTA Challenger, and 6 ITF titles in that discipline. Chan reached the final of the mixed-doubles competition at Wimbledon with Max Mirnyi in 2014, her first Grand Slam final. She reached two more in 2017, the Wimbledon women's doubles with Monica Niculescu, and the US Open mixed doubles with Michael Venus.
Chan at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships
|Country (sports)||Chinese Taipei|
|Born||19 September 1993|
Dongshi, Taichung County
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Coach||Chan Yuan-liang (her father)|
|Highest ranking||No. 1097 (29 April 2013)|
|Career record||300–190 (61.2%)|
|Career titles||16 WTA, 2 WTA 125K, 6 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 5 (27 June 2016)|
|Current ranking||No. 18 (13 May 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2016, 2019)|
|French Open||SF (2018)|
|US Open||QF (2015, 2017)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||SF (2015)|
|Olympic Games||QF (2016)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2015)|
|French Open||QF (2016, 2019)|
|US Open||F (2017)|
|Last updated on: 15 May 2019.|
At the beginning of the season, Chan won the Shenzhen Open with her sister Chan Yung-jan, beating Irina Buryachok and Valeria Solovieva in straight sets. She reached the quarterfinals of the Indian Wells Masters with Janette Husárová, falling to Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina. At the Portugal Open, she won her second title of the year with Kristina Mladenovic, defeating Darija Jurak and Katalin Marosi in straight sets. Chan reached the second round of the French Open with Darija Jurak. She then suffered first round losses at both Wimbledon and the US Open, and also reached the finals of the Southern California Open with Janette Husárová and the Toray Pan Pacific Open with Liezel Huber. She finished 2013 ranked 26th.
At Wimbledon, Chan reached the finals of the mixed-doubles draw with Max Mirnyi to reach her first Grand Slam final. Along the way, they defeated the defending champions Daniel Nestor and Kristina Mladenovic in straight sets. However, the pair lost the final to Nenad Zimonjić and Samantha Stosur, also in straight sets.
Early in the year, Chan won the title at the Thailand Open with her sister, defeating Shuko Aoyama and Tamarine Tanasugarn in three sets. They won their fourth WTA doubles title together at the Western & Southern Open, and by doing so, now have the second largest number of WTA doubles titles for a pair of sisters in WTA history following only Serena and Venus Williams. Cincinnati represents their biggest title yet, their first at the Premier-5 level. Next, they won another title at the Japan Women's Open in Tokyo.
The Chans reached two other finals, at the Pan Pacific Open, losing to Garbiñe Muguruza and Carla Suárez Navarro, and the China Open, losing to the No. 1 pairing of Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza. Hao-Ching and Yung-Jan became the third all-sister pairing to qualify for the WTA Finals after Manuela Maleeva and Katerina Maleeva in 1986 and the Williams sisters in 2009. They reached the semifinals, losing again to Hingis and Mirza. It was Chan's first appearance at the tournament. She finished 2015 ranked 12th, her best year-end ranking so far.
The Chan sisters ended their doubles partnership early in 2017, with Yung-jan teaming up with Martina Hingis, while Hao-ching had a variety of teammates. Hao-ching became only the second Taiwanese woman, following 2013 champion Hsieh Su-wei, to reach the Wimbledon women's doubles final. Playing with Romanian Monica Niculescu, who was also making her first appearance in a Grand Slam final, they were overwhelmed 6–0, 6–0 by the Russian pair of Makarova and Vesnina. It was only the second such result in a final in the history of the competition.
During the tournament at Cincinnati, she had arranged to play in the mixed doubles at the US Open with New Zealander Michael Venus. With both having current individual rankings of 12, they were the third seeds for the tournament. Although they knew about each other, they didn't actually meet for the first time until they were walking to the court for their first match together. After four wins on their "lucky" court 17, they were through to the final against top seeds Martina Hingis and Jamie Murray. Outclassed in the first set, losing 1–6 in just 22 minutes, they fought back to win the second set 6–4, setting up a match tiebreaker. With a couple of minibreaks from both teams, it was tied up at 8–8 before Hingis and Murray finally took the match and the title, remaining unbeaten as a pair after teaming up for the first time at Wimbledon two months earlier.
Grand Slam tournamentsEdit
Doubles: 1 runner-upEdit
|Runner-up||2017||Wimbledon||Grass||Monica Niculescu|| Ekaterina Makarova
Mixed doubles: 2 runner-upsEdit
|Runner-up||2014||Wimbledon||Grass||Max Mirnyi|| Nenad Zimonjić
|Runner-up||2017||US Open||Hard||Michael Venus|| Jamie Murray
|1–6, 6–4, [8–10]|
Premier-Mandatory & Premier-5 tournamentsEdit
Doubles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit
|Runner-up||2013||Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo||Hard||Liezel Huber|| Cara Black
|6–4, 0–6, [9–11]|
|Winner||2015||Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati||Hard||Chan Yung-jan|| Casey Dellacqua
|Runner-up||2015||China Open, Beijing||Hard||Chan Yung-jan|| Martina Hingis
|7–6(11–9), 1–6, [8–10]|
|Winner||2016||Qatar Total Open, Doha||Hard||Chan Yung-jan|| Sara Errani
Carla Suárez Navarro
WTA career finalsEdit
Doubles: 28 (16 titles, 12 runner-ups)Edit
|Runner-up||1.||12 February 2012||Pattaya Women's Open||Hard||Chan Yung-jan|| Sania Mirza
|6–3, 1–6, [8–10]|
|Runner-up||2.||4 March 2012||Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur||Hard (i)||Rika Fujiwara|| Chang Kai-chen
|Winner||1.||5 January 2013||Shenzhen Open||Hard||Chan Yung-jan|| Irina Buryachok
|Winner||2.||4 May 2013||Portugal Open, Oeiras||Clay||Kristina Mladenovic|| Darija Jurak
|Runner-up||3.||5 August 2013||Southern California Open, Carlsbad||Hard||Janette Husárová|| Raquel Kops-Jones
|Runner-up||4.||28 September 2013||Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo||Hard||Liezel Huber|| Cara Black
|6–4, 0–6, [9–11]|
|Runner-up||5.||6 April 2014||Family Circle Cup, Charleston||Clay (green)||Chan Yung-jan|| Anabel Medina Garrigues
|Winner||3.||20 April 2014||Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur||Hard||Tímea Babos|| Chan Yung-jan
|Winner||4.||21 June 2014||Aegon International, Eastbourne||Grass||Chan Yung-jan|| Martina Hingis
|6–3, 5–7, [10–7]|
|Winner||5.||15 February 2015||PTT Thailand Open, Pattaya||Hard||Chan Yung-jan|| Shuko Aoyama
|2–6, 6–4, [10–3]|
|Winner||6.||23 May 2015||Nürnberger Versicherungscup, Nuremberg||Clay||Anabel Medina Garrigues|| Lara Arruabarrena
|Winner||7.||23 August 2015||Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati||Hard||Chan Yung-jan|| Casey Dellacqua
|Winner||8.||19 September 2015||Japan Women's Open, Tokyo||Hard||Chan Yung-jan|| Kurumi Nara
|Runner-up||6.||26 September 2015||Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo||Hard||Chan Yung-jan|| Garbiñe Muguruza
Carla Suárez Navarro
|Runner-up||7.||10 October 2015||China Open, Beijing||Hard||Chan Yung-jan|| Martina Hingis
|7–6(11–9), 1–6, [8–10]|
|Winner||9.||14 February 2016||Taiwan Open, Kaohsiung||Hard||Chan Yung-jan|| Eri Hozumi
|Winner||10.||27 February 2016||Qatar Total Open, Doha||Hard||Chan Yung-jan|| Sara Errani
Carla Suárez Navarro
|Runner-up||8.||25 June 2016||Aegon International, Eastbourne||Grass||Chan Yung-jan|| Darija Jurak
|7–5, 6–7(4–7), [6–10]|
|Winner||11.||16 October 2016||Hong Kong Open||Hard||Chan Yung-jan|| Naomi Broady
|Winner||12.||5 February 2017||Taiwan Open, Taipei (2)||Hard||Chan Yung-jan|| Lucie Hradecka
|Runner-up||9.||27 May 2017||Internationaux de Strasbourg||Clay||Chan Yung-jan|| Ashleigh Barty
|Runner-up||10.||25 June 2017||Birmingham Classic||Grass||Zhang Shuai|| Ashleigh Barty
|1–6, 6–2, [8–10]|
|Runner-up||11.||15 July 2017||Wimbledon, London||Grass||Monica Niculescu|| Ekaterina Makarova
|Winner||13.||15 October 2017||Hong Kong Open (2)||Hard||Chan Yung-jan|| Lu Jiajing
|Winner||14.||23 February 2018||Dubai Tennis Championships||Hard||Yang Zhaoxuan|| Hsieh Su-wei
|4–6, 6–2, [10–6]|
|Runner-up||12.||5 January 2019||Brisbane International||Hard||Latisha Chan|| Nicole Melichar
|Winner||15.||12 January 2019||Hobart International||Hard||Latisha Chan|| Kirsten Flipkens
|6–3, 3–6, [10–6]|
|Winner||16.||16 February 2019||Qatar Total Open, Doha (2)||Hard||Latisha Chan|| Anna-Lena Grönefeld
|6–1, 3–6, [10–6]|
WTA 125K series finalsEdit
Doubles: 2 (2 titles)Edit
|Winner||1.||4 November 2012||Taipei Open||Carpet (i)||Kristina Mladenovic|| Chang Kai-chen
|5–7, 6–2, [10–8]|
|Winner||2.||3 November 2014||Taipei Open||Carpet (i)||Chan Yung-jan|| Chang Kai-chen
ITF Circuit finalsEdit
Doubles: 9 (6–3)Edit
|Winner||1.||3 November 2007||Taoyuan City, Taiwan||Hard||Chan Yung-jan|| Hsieh Shu-ying
|6–1, 2–6, [14–12]|
|Runner-up||1.||7 August 2010||Balikpapan, Indonesia||Hard||Kao Shao-yuan|| Ayu-Fani Damayanti
|Runner-up||2.||9 October 2010||Jakarta, Indonesia||Hard||He Sirui|| Sandy Gumulya
|Winner||2.||1 May 2011||Gifu, Japan||Hard||Chan Yung-jan|| Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
|Winner||3.||28 May 2011||Changwon, South Korea||Hard||Zheng Saisai|| Yurika Sema
|6–2, 4–6, [11–9]|
|Winner||4.||4 June 2011||Gimcheon, South Korea||Hard||Remi Tezuka|| Kim Ji-young
|Winner||5.||5 August 2011||Beijing, China||Hard||Chan Yung-jan|| Tetiana Luzhanska
|Runner-up||3.||13 August 2011||Taipei City, Taiwan||Hard||Chen Yi|| Kao Shao-yuan
|Winner||6.||6 January 2012||Quanzhou, China||Hard||Rika Fujiwara|| Kimiko Date-Krumm
|4–6, 6–4, [10–7]|
Grand Slam doubles performance timelineEdit
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