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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) January 13, 1991 (age 28)
Taoyuan City (now Taoyuan District, Taoyuan City)
Height1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Turned proNovember 2007
PlaysRight (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,016,429
Singles
Career record280–227
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 82 (5 July 2010)
Current rankingNo. 382 (29 April 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, 12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 65 (11 February 2013)
Current rankingNo. 221 (29 April 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: 1 May 2019.

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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 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 International Hard   Lilia Osterloh   Shuko Aoyama
  Rika Fujiwara
6–0, 6–3
Win 2–0 Mar 2012 Malaysian Open International Hard (i)   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 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 Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2012 Taipei Open, Taipei Hard   Kristina Mladenovic 4–6, 3–6
Loss 0–2 Aug 2015 Jiangxi International Women's Tennis Open,
Nanchang
Hard   Jelena Janković 3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Loss 0–3 Nov 2016 OEC Taipei WTA Challenger Hard (i)   Evgeniya Rodina 4–6, 3–6

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

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

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 11 (6–5)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 12 November 2007 Manila, Philippines Clay   Nicole Riner 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 9 February 2008 Mildura, Australia Grass   Marina Erakovic 3–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 12 May 2008 Kurume, Japan Carpet   Alexandra Panova 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 4 May 2009 Fukuoka, Japan Grass   Nikola Hofmanova 3–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 3 October 2011 Kōfu, Japan Hard   Mandy Minella 6–4, 1–6, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 31 August 2014 Tsukuba, Japan Hard   Junri Namigata 0–6, 6–7
Winner 3. 9 March 2015 Jiangmen, China Hard   Zhao Di 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 31 May 2015 Xuzhou, China Hard   Luksika Kumkhum 6–1, 5–7, 1–6
Winner 4. 28 September 2015 Zhuhai, China Hard   Zhang Yuxuan 4–6, 6–1, 7–6(7–0)
Winner 5. 2 October 2016 Iizuka, Japan Hard   Jang Su-jeong 6–3, 6–4
Winner 6. 23 October 2016 Suzhou, China Hard   Wang Yafan 4–6, 6–2, 6–1

Doubles: 19 (12–7)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
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 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, United Kingdom Grass   Marina Erakovic   Monique Adamczak
  Storm Sanders
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 7. 18 June 2017 Manchester, United Kingdom Grass   Marina Erakovic   Magdalena Fręch
  An-Sophie Mestach
4–6, 6–7(5–7)

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

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