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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 18 WTA, 2 WTA Challengers 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 Hao-ching
詹皓晴
Chan HC. WM17 (1) (36016690112).jpg
Chan at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships
Country (sports) Chinese Taipei
ResidenceTaipei City
Born (1993-09-19) 19 September 1993 (age 26)
Dongshi, Taichung County
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Turned pro2008
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachChan Yuan-liang (her father)
Prize money$2,079,787
Singles
Career record5–29
Highest rankingNo. 1097 (29 April 2013)
Doubles
Career record300–190 (61.2%)
Career titles18 WTA, 2 WTA 125K, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 5 (27 June 2016)
Current rankingNo. 18 (13 May 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2016, 2019)
French OpenSF (2018)
WimbledonF (2017)
US OpenQF (2015, 2017)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsSF (2015)
Olympic GamesQF (2016)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2015)
French OpenQF (2016, 2019)
WimbledonF (2014)
US OpenF (2017, 2019)
Team competitions
Fed Cup5–2
Last updated on: 15 May 2019.

She is the younger sister of fellow professional tennis player and former world No. 1 in women's doubles, Latisha Chan, formerly known as Chan Yung-jan.[2]

Tennis careerEdit

2013Edit

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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] She finished 2013 ranked 26th.

2014Edit

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.[6]

2015Edit

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.[7]

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.[8][9] 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.[10] They reached the semifinals, losing again to Hingis and Mirza.[11][12][13][14] It was Chan's first appearance at the tournament. She finished 2015 ranked 12th, her best year-end ranking so far.

2017Edit

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.

EquipmentEdit

The Chan sisters use Wilson racquets. They are also sponsored by Taiwan Mobile, EVA Air,[15] and French apparel company Lacoste.

Significant finalsEdit

Grand Slam tournamentsEdit

Doubles: 1 runner-upEdit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2017 Wimbledon Grass   Monica Niculescu   Ekaterina Makarova
  Elena Vesnina
0–6, 0–6

Mixed doubles: 3 runner-upsEdit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2014 Wimbledon Grass   Max Mirnyi   Nenad Zimonjić
  Samantha Stosur
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2017 US Open Hard   Michael Venus   Jamie Murray
  Martina Hingis
1–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Runner-up 2019 US Open Hard   Michael Venus   Jamie Murray
  Bethanie Mattek-Sands
2–6, 3–6

Premier-Mandatory & Premier-5 tournamentsEdit

Doubles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2013 Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo Hard   Liezel Huber   Cara Black
  Sania Mirza
6–4, 0–6, [9–11]
Winner 2015 Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati Hard   Chan Yung-jan   Casey Dellacqua
  Yaroslava Shvedova
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 2015 China Open, Beijing Hard   Chan Yung-jan   Martina Hingis
  Sania Mirza
7–6(11–9), 1–6, [8–10]
Winner 2016 Qatar Total Open, Doha Hard   Chan Yung-jan   Sara Errani
  Carla Suárez Navarro
6–3, 6–3

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 30 (18 titles, 12 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (2–2)
Premier (5–6)
International (11–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (14–7)
Grass (2–3)
Clay (2–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 12 February 2012 Pattaya Women's Open Hard   Chan Yung-jan   Sania Mirza
  Anastasia Rodionova
6–3, 1–6, [8–10]
Runner-up 2. 4 March 2012 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur Hard (i)   Rika Fujiwara   Chang Kai-chen
  Chuang Chia-jung
5–7, 4–6
Winner 1. 5 January 2013 Shenzhen Open Hard   Chan Yung-jan   Irina Buryachok
  Valeria Solovieva
6–0, 7–5
Winner 2. 4 May 2013 Portugal Open, Oeiras Clay   Kristina Mladenovic   Darija Jurak
  Katalin Marosi
7–6(7–3), 6–2
Runner-up 3. 5 August 2013 Southern California Open, Carlsbad Hard   Janette Husárová   Raquel Kops-Jones
  Abigail Spears
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 28 September 2013 Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo Hard   Liezel Huber   Cara Black
  Sania Mirza
6–4, 0–6, [9–11]
Runner-up 5. 6 April 2014 Family Circle Cup, Charleston Clay (green)   Chan Yung-jan   Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Yaroslava Shvedova
6–7(4–7), 2–6
Winner 3. 20 April 2014 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur Hard   Tímea Babos   Chan Yung-jan
  Zheng Saisai
6–3, 6–4
Winner 4. 21 June 2014 Aegon International, Eastbourne Grass   Chan Yung-jan   Martina Hingis
  Flavia Pennetta
6–3, 5–7, [10–7]
Winner 5. 15 February 2015 PTT Thailand Open, Pattaya Hard   Chan Yung-jan   Shuko Aoyama
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
2–6, 6–4, [10–3]
Winner 6. 23 May 2015 Nürnberger Versicherungscup, Nuremberg Clay   Anabel Medina Garrigues   Lara Arruabarrena
  Raluca Olaru
6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 7. 23 August 2015 Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati Hard   Chan Yung-jan   Casey Dellacqua
  Yaroslava Shvedova
7–5, 6–4
Winner 8. 19 September 2015 Japan Women's Open, Tokyo Hard   Chan Yung-jan   Kurumi Nara
  Misaki Doi
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 26 September 2015 Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo Hard   Chan Yung-jan   Garbiñe Muguruza
  Carla Suárez Navarro
5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 10 October 2015 China Open, Beijing Hard   Chan Yung-jan   Martina Hingis
  Sania Mirza
7–6(11–9), 1–6, [8–10]
Winner 9. 14 February 2016 Taiwan Open, Kaohsiung Hard   Chan Yung-jan   Eri Hozumi
  Miyu Kato
6–4, 6–3
Winner 10. 27 February 2016 Qatar Total Open, Doha Hard   Chan Yung-jan   Sara Errani
  Carla Suárez Navarro
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 25 June 2016 Aegon International, Eastbourne Grass   Chan Yung-jan   Darija Jurak
  Anastasia Rodionova
7–5, 6–7(4–7), [6–10]
Winner 11. 16 October 2016 Hong Kong Open Hard   Chan Yung-jan   Naomi Broady
  Heather Watson
6–3, 6–1
Winner 12. 5 February 2017 Taiwan Open, Taipei (2) Hard   Chan Yung-jan   Lucie Hradecka
  Katerina Siniakova
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 27 May 2017 Internationaux de Strasbourg Clay   Chan Yung-jan   Ashleigh Barty
  Casey Dellacqua
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 25 June 2017 Birmingham Classic Grass   Zhang Shuai   Ashleigh Barty
  Casey Dellacqua
1–6, 6–2, [8–10]
Runner-up 11. 15 July 2017 Wimbledon, London Grass   Monica Niculescu   Ekaterina Makarova
  Elena Vesnina
0–6, 0–6
Winner 13. 15 October 2017 Hong Kong Open (2) Hard   Chan Yung-jan   Lu Jiajing
  Wang Qiang
6–1, 6–1
Winner 14. 23 February 2018 Dubai Tennis Championships Hard   Yang Zhaoxuan   Hsieh Su-wei
  Peng Shuai
4–6, 6–2, [10–6]
Runner-up 12. 5 January 2019 Brisbane International Hard   Latisha Chan   Nicole Melichar
  Květa Peschke
1–6, 1–6
Winner 15. 12 January 2019 Hobart International Hard   Latisha Chan   Kirsten Flipkens
  Johanna Larsson
6–3, 3–6, [10–6]
Winner 16. 16 February 2019 Qatar Total Open, Doha (2) Hard   Latisha Chan   Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Demi Schuurs
6–1, 3–6, [10–6]
Winner 17. 29 June 2019 Nature Valley International, Eastbourne (2) Grass   Latisha Chan   Kirsten Flipkens
  Bethanie Mattek-Sands
2–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Winner 18. 22 September 2019 Toray Pan Pacific Open, Osaka Hard   Latisha Chan   Hsieh Su-wei
  Hsieh Yu-chieh
7–5, 7–5

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 4 November 2012 Taipei Carpet (i)   Kristina Mladenovic   Chang Kai-chen
  Olga Govortsova
5–7, 6–2, [10–8]
Winner 2. 3 November 2014 Taipei (2) Carpet (i)   Chan Yung-jan   Chang Kai-chen
  Chuang Chia-jung
6–4, 6–3

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Doubles: 9 (6–3)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 3 November 2007 Taoyuan City, Taiwan Hard   Chan Yung-jan   Hsieh Shu-ying
  Hsieh Su-wei
6–1, 2–6, [14–12]
Runner-up 1. 7 August 2010 Balikpapan, Indonesia Hard   Kao Shao-yuan   Ayu-Fani Damayanti
  Lavinia Tananta
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 9 October 2010 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   He Sirui   Sandy Gumulya
  Moe Kawatoko
7–6(7–3), 7–5
Winner 2. 1 May 2011 Gifu, Japan Hard   Chan Yung-jan   Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
  Erika Sema
6–2, 6–3
Winner 3. 28 May 2011 Changwon, South Korea Hard   Zheng Saisai   Yurika Sema
  Erika Takao
6–2, 4–6, [11–9]
Winner 4. 4 June 2011 Gimcheon, South Korea Hard   Remi Tezuka   Kim Ji-young
  Yoo Mi
7–5, 6–4
Winner 5. 5 August 2011 Beijing, China Hard   Chan Yung-jan   Tetiana Luzhanska
  Zheng Saisai
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 13 August 2011 Taipei City, Taiwan Hard   Chen Yi   Kao Shao-yuan
  Peangtarn Plipuech
6–3, 6–4
Winner 6. 6 January 2012 Quanzhou, China Hard   Rika Fujiwara   Kimiko Date-Krumm
  Zhang Shuai
4–6, 6–4, [10–7]

Grand Slam doubles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.
Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Australian Open A 1R 3R 1R QF 1R 3R QF 10–7
French Open 3R 2R 2R 3R QF 3R SF 2R 15–8
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R F 2R 3R 11–8
US Open 1R 1R 2R QF 2R QF 2R 9–7
Win–Loss 2–3 1–4 4–4 7–4 8–4 10–4 8–4 5–3 45–30

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hao-Ching Chan". WTA. 2018-03-06.
  2. ^ admin (23 August 2015). "Chan & Chan: Second To Serena & Venus". WTA Tennis.
  3. ^ admin (5 January 2013). "Li Captures Shenzhen Crown". WTA Tennis.
  4. ^ admin (5 May 2013). "Chan & Mladenovic Conquer Oeiras". WTA Tennis.
  5. ^ admin (28 September 2013). "Black & Mirza's Dream Beginning". WTA Tennis.
  6. ^ "Wimbledon 2014: Stosur & Zimonjic win mixed doubles". 6 July 2014 – via www.bbc.com.
  7. ^ admin (20 September 2015). "Wickmayer Wins Tokyo Title". WTA Tennis.
  8. ^ admin (10 October 2015). "Hingis & Mirza Win Eighth Title Of Year". WTA Tennis.
  9. ^ "Agnieszka Radwanska Wins 2015 Toray Pan-Pacific Open; Garbine Muguruza & Carla Suarez Navarro Take Doubles Crown". 27 September 2015.
  10. ^ admin (10 October 2015). "Chan Sisters Qualify For WTA Finals". WTA Tennis.
  11. ^ admin (31 October 2015). "Hingis & Mirza Reach 10th Final Of Year". WTA Tennis.
  12. ^ admin (26 October 2015). "Santina And Chans On Song In Singapore". WTA Tennis.
  13. ^ admin (27 October 2015). "Chan Sisters Heating Up In Singapore". WTA Tennis.
  14. ^ admin (29 October 2015). "Spaniards Sneak Into Singapore SFs". WTA Tennis.
  15. ^ "EVA Air Athletic Sponsorships". EVA Air. 2008. Retrieved 1 June 2017.

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