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Chang Kai-chen (Chinese: 張凱貞; pinyin: Zhāng Kǎizhēn; Taiwanese Mandarin: [tsáŋ kʰài tsə́n]; born January 13, 1991) is a Taiwanese tennis player.

Chang Kai-chen
張凱貞
Chang K.C. RG13 (2) (9383553948).jpg
Chang at the 2013 French Open
Country (sports) Chinese Taipei
ResidenceTaipei City, Taiwan
Born (1991-01-13) 13 January 1991 (age 28)
Taoyuan City (now Taoyuan District, Taoyuan City)
Height1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Turned proNovember 2007
PlaysRight-handed (double-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,016,555
Singles
Career record281–228
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 82 (5 July 2010)
Current rankingNo. 535 (5 August 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2012, 2015)
French Open1R (2010)
Wimbledon2R (2010)
US Open2R (2009, 2010)
Doubles
Career record188–109
Career titles4 WTA, 1 WTA 125, 16 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 65 (11 February 2013)
Current rankingNo. 313 (5 August 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2013)
French Open1R (2010, 2011)
Wimbledon2R (2010, 2017)
US Open1R (2010)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2015)
Last updated on: 10 August 2019.

CareerEdit

Her father is Chin Lai Chang and mother is Yu Mei Jun; she has two older brothers, Yao Lun and Yao Chung (both play tennis). Born and raised in Taiwan, an hour from Taipei, Chang splits training between Taiwan and Delray Beach, Florida (International Tennis Academy). She started playing tennis at age six when introduced to sport by brothers at local tennis club. She is an aggressive baseliner whose favorite shot is backhand, her favorite surface is hard court.

In July 2010, Chang reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 82. In February 2013, she peaked at No. 65 in doubles rankings.

She qualified for the 2009 US Open, where she beat 25th seed Kaia Kanepi 6–0, 2–6, 6–2, in her first-round match. At the 2009 Toray Pan Pacific Open, Chang defeated world No. 1 Dinara Safina 7–6, 4–6, 7–5, in her second-round match.

Playing for Chinese Taipei at the Fed Cup, Chang has a win–loss record of 10–8.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner–up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2012 Japan Women's Open, Japan International Hard   Heather Watson 5–7, 7–5, 6–7(4–7)

Doubles: 4 (4 titles)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (4–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (4–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2010 Japan Women's Open, Japan International Hard   Lilia Osterloh   Shuko Aoyama
  Rika Fujiwara
6–0, 6–3
Win 2–0 Mar 2012 Malaysian Open, Malaysia International Hard   Chuang Chia-jung   Chan Hao-ching
  Rika Fujiwara
7–5, 6–4
Win 3–0 Aug 2012 Citi Open, United States International Hard   Shuko Aoyama   Irina Falconi
  Chanelle Scheepers
7–5, 6–2
Win 4–0 Mar 2013 Malaysian Open, Malaysia International Hard   Shuko Aoyama   Janette Husárová
  Zhang Shuai
6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), [14–12]

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (3 runner-ups)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2012 Taipei Open, Taiwan 125K Hard (i)   Kristina Mladenovic 4–6, 3–6
Loss 0–2 Aug 2015 Jiangxi Open, China 125K Hard   Jelena Janković 3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Loss 0–3 Nov 2016 Taipei Open, Taiwan 125K Hard (i)   Evgeniya Rodina 4–6, 3–6

Doubles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2012 Taipei Open, Taiwan 125K Hard (i)   Olga Govortsova   Chan Hao-ching
  Kristina Mladenovic
7–5, 2–6, [8–10]
Loss 0–2 Nov 2014 Taipei Open, Taiwan 125K Carpet (i)   Chuang Chia-jung   Chan Hao-ching
  Chan Yung-jan
4–6, 3–6
Win 1–2 Aug 2015 Jiangxi Open, China 125K Hard   Zheng Saisai   Chan Chin-wei
  Wang Yafan
6–3, 4–6, [10–3]
Loss 1–3 Nov 2016 Taipei Open, Taiwan 125K Hard (i)   Chuang Chia-jung   Natela Dzalamidze
  Veronika Kudermetova
6–4, 3–6, [5–10]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 11 (6 titles, 5 runner–ups)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2007 ITF Manila, Philippines 10,000 Clay   Nicole Riner 3–6, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Feb 2008 ITF Mildura, Australia 25,000 Grass   Marina Erakovic 3–6, 1–6
Win 1–2 May 2008 ITF Kurume, Japan 50,000 Carpet   Alexandra Panova 7–5, 6–3
Loss 1–3 May 2009 ITF Fukuoka, Japan 50,000 Grass   Nikola Hofmanova 3–6, 2–6
Win 2–3 Oct 2011 ITF Kōfu, Japan 50,000 Hard   Mandy Minella 6–4, 1–6, 6–4
Loss 2–4 Aug 2014 ITF Tsukuba, Japan 25,000 Hard   Junri Namigata 0–6, 6–7
Win 3–4 Mar 2015 ITF Jiangmen, China 10,000 Hard   Zhao Di 6–2, 6–1
Loss 3–5 May 2015 ITF Xuzhou, China 50,000 Hard   Luksika Kumkhum 6–1, 5–7, 1–6
Win 4–5 Sep 2015 ITF Zhuhai, China 50,000 Hard   Zhang Yuxuan 4–6, 6–1, 7–6(7–0)
Win 5–5 Oct 2016 ITF Iizuka, Japan 25,000 Hard   Jang Su-jeong 6–3, 6–4
Win 6–5 Oct 2016 ITF Suzhou, China 50,000 Hard   Wang Yafan 4–6, 6–2, 6–1

Doubles: 24 (16–8)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 23 July 2006 Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Nguyễn Thùy Dung   Nungnadda Wannasuk
  Varatchaya Wongteanchai
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 21 March 2008 Sorrento, Australia Hard   Hwang I-hsuan   Monique Adamczak
  Melanie South
2–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 18 May 2008 Kurume, Japan Carpet   Hwang I-hsuan   Erika Sema
  Yurika Sema
6–3, 2–6, [10–6]
Runner-up 3. 31 May 2008 Gunma, Japan Carpet   Hwang I-hsuan   Erika Sema
  Yurika Sema
3–6, 6–2, [7–10]
Winner 2. 15 November 2008 Pune, India Hard   Hwang I-hsuan   Elora Dabija
  Bojana Jovanovski
5–7, 6–2, [10–7]
Winner 3. 20 April 2009 Changwon, South Korea Hard   Chen Yi   Elena Baltacha
  Amanda Elliott
6–4, 6–1
Winner 4. 27 April 2009 Gimcheon, South Korea Hard   Chen Yi   Chang Kyung-mi
  Lee Jin-a
6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 17 May 2009 Kurume, Japan Carpet   Ayaka Maekawa   Lu Jingjing
  Sun Shengnan
3–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 26 July 2009 Lexington, United States Hard   Tetiana Luzhanska   Jacqueline Cako
  Alison Riske
6–3, 6–2
Winner 6. 7 August 2010 Vancouver, Canada Hard   Heidi El Tabakh   Irina Falconi
  Amanda Fink
3–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Winner 7. 7 November 2010 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet (i)   Chuang Chia-jung   Sania Mirza
  Hsieh Su-wei
6–4, 6–2
Winner 8. 16 September 2012 Ningbo, China Hard   Shuko Aoyama   Tetiana Luzhanska
  Zheng Saisai
6–2, 7–5
Winner 9. 23 May 2015 Wuhan, China Hard   Han Xinyun   Liu Chang
  Lu Jiajing
6–0, 6–3
Winner 10. 31 May 2015 Xuzhou, China Hard   Han Xinyun   Cao Siqi
  Zhou Mingjun
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 29 July 2016 Wuhan, China Hard   Duan Yingying   Shuko Aoyama
  Makoto Ninomiya
4–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 14 May 2017 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay   Hsieh Su-wei   Raluca Olaru
  Renata Voráčová
7–5, 6–1
Winner 12. 20 May 2017 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Han Xinyun   Montserrat González
  Sílvia Soler Espinosa
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 10 June 2017 Surbiton, England Grass   Marina Erakovic   Monique Adamczak
  Storm Sanders
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 7. 18 June 2017 Manchester, England Grass   Marina Erakovic   Magdalena Fręch
  An-Sophie Mestach
4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 8. 19 May 2018 Incheon, South Korea Hard   Hsu Ching-wen   Han Na-lae
  Kim Na-ri
0–5 ret.
Winner 13. 23 June 2018 Daegu, South Korea Hard   Hsu Ching-wen   Shiho Akita
  Misaki Doi
2–1 ret.
Winner 14. 2 February 2019 Launceston, Australia Hard   Hsu Ching-wen   Alexandra Bozovic
  Isabelle Wallace
6–2, 6–4
Winner 15. 23 March 2019 Kōfu, Japan Hard   Hsu Ching-wen   Emina Bektas
  Tara Moore
6–1, 6–3
Winner 16. 30 March 2019 Kōfu, Japan Hard   Hsu Ching-wen   Xun Fangying
  You Xiaodi
6–3, 6–4

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W-L
Australian Open A 1R 1R 2R 1R A 2R Q2 Q2 2–5
French Open A 1R Q2 1R Q1 A A Q1 Q2 0–2
Wimbledon A 2R 1R A A A A Q3 1R 1–3
US Open 2R 2R A A A A Q1 Q1 A 2–2
Win–Loss 1–1 2–4 0–2 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 5–12

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2017 W-L
Australian Open 1R 0–1
French Open 1R 1R 0–2
Wimbledon 2R 1R 2R 2–3
US Open 1R 0–1
Win–Loss 1–3 0–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–7

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2009
1.   Dinara Safina 1 Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo Hard 2R 7–6(7–5), 4–6, 7–5
2012
2.   Marion Bartoli 10 Guangzhou International Women's Open Hard 1R 4–3 ret.
3.   Samantha Stosur 5 Japan Women's Open, Osaka Hard SF 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–3)
2016
4.   Roberta Vinci 10 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lampur Hard 1R 5–7, 6–2, 6–1

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Chang Kai-chen at the International Tennis Federation – Junior profile