Chen Li (tennis)
|Born||13 March 1971|
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 2 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 112 (21 October 1996)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (1997)|
|Career titles||1 WTA|
|Highest ranking||No. 135 (13 February 1995)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|US Open||1R (1994)|
Chen, who comes from the city of Xiangtan in Hunan, played on the WTA Tour in the 1990s and won one title, the doubles at the 1994 China Open, with Li Fang as her partner. In 1996 she was runner-up in the singles at the Nokia Open in Beijing. En route to the final, which she lost to Wang Shi-ting, she accounted for three seeded players, Francesca Lubiani, Yayuk Basuki and Sandrine Testud. She competed as a wildcard at the 1997 Australian Open and was beaten in the first round by Natalia Medvedeva.
A two-time Olympian, Chen represented China at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. At the Barcelona Olympics she lost in the first round to eventual bronze medalist Mary Joe Fernández. In Atlanta she competed in both the singles and doubles draws. She lost to top seed Monica Seles in the singles but her and Yi Jing-Qian made the second round of the doubles competition. They progressed in a walkover after fifth seeded Australian pairing had to withdraw when Rennae Stubbs was taken ill to hospital. In the second round the Chinese pair were beaten in three sets by the team from Thailand.
WTA Tour finalsEdit
Singles: 1 runner-upEdit
|Runner-up||Oct 1996||China Open, Beijing||Tier IV||Hard||Wang Shi-ting||3–6, 4–6|
Doubles: 1 titleEdit
|Winner||Feb 1994||China Open, Beijing||Tier IV||Hard||Li Fang|| Kerry-Anne Guse
|Runner-up||1.||31 October 1988||Saga, Japan||Grass||Maya Kidowaki||4–6, 6–3, 3–6|
|Runner-up||2.||7 May 1990||Manila, Philippines||Hard||Tang Min||6–7, 0–6|
|Winner||3.||30 September 1991||Sekisho, Japan||Hard||Park Sung-hee||6–2, 6–4|
|Runner-up||4.||7 October 1991||Matsuyama, Japan||Hard||Li Fang||4–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||5.||10 February 1992||Bangkok, Thailand||Hard||Yi Jing-Qian||7–6, 3–6, 0–6|
|Runner-up||6.||17 February 1992||Bandung, Indonesia||Hard||Irawati Iskandar||7–5, 4–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||7.||24 February 1992||Solo, Indonesia||Hard||Yi Jing-Qian||3–6, 4–6|
|Winner||8.||21 June 1993||Tianjin, China||Hard||Yi Jing-Qian||7–5, 2–6, 7–5|
|Winner||9.||12 December 1994||Manila, Philippines||Hard||Choi Ju-yeon||6–1, 6–4|
|Winner||10.||31 July 1995||Austin, United States||Hard||Yi Jing-Qian||6–1, 2–6, 6–4|
|Winner||11.||2 September 1996||Beijing, China||Hard||Chen Jingjing||7–6, 4–6, 6–1|
|Winner||12.||9 March 1997||Blenheim, New Zealand||Hard||Benjamas Sangaram||6–2, 6–2|
|Runner-up||13.||23 April 2000||Dalian, China||Hard||Li Na||4–6, 4–6|
|Winner||1.||7 May 1990||Manila, Philippines||Hard||Li Fang|| Lin Ning
|Winner||2.||17 February 1992||Bandung, Indonesia||Hard||Yi Jing-Qian|| Mami Donoshiro
|4–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|Winner||3.||24 February 1992||Solo, Indonesia||Hard||Yi Jing-Qian|| Mimma Chernovita
|Winner||4.||6 July 1992||Erlangen, Germany||Clay||Miki Yokobori|| Caroline Schneider
|Winner||5.||14 June 1993||Beijing, China||Hard||Yi Jing-Qian|| Kim Yeon-sook
|Runner-up||6.||21 June 1993||Tianjin, China||Hard||Yi Jing-Qian|| Kim Hye-jeong
|Winner||7.||19 December 1994||Manila, Philippines||Hard||Yi Jing-Qian|| Keiko Ishida
|Winner||8.||4 September 1995||Tianjin, China||Hard||Li Fang|| Kirstin Freye
|Runner-up||9.||2 September 1996||Beijing, China||Hard||Yi Jing-Qian|| Chen Jingjing
|6–2, 5–7, ret.|
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- "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Beijing - 14 October - 20 October 1996". ITF. Archived from the original on 20 September 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
- "Scoreboard". Arizona Republic. 13 January 1997. Archived from the original on 22 October 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
- "Agassi, Seles Win Openers in Style". Los Angeles Times. 24 July 1996. Archived from the original on 26 May 2021. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
- Wright, Gerard (27 July 1996). "Stubbs ill, forfeits in doubles". The Age. p. 30. Archived from the original on 22 October 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
- Chen Li at the Women's Tennis Association
- Chen Li at the International Tennis Federation
- Chen Li at the Billie Jean King Cup
- Chen Li at the Chinese Olympic Committee (also available in Chinese)
- Chen Li at the International Olympic Committee
- Chen Li at Olympics.com
- Chen Li at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)