Chen Li (tennis)

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Chen Li (born 13 March 1971) is a former professional tennis player from China.[1]

Chen Li (陳 莉)
Country (sports) China
Born (1971-03-13) 13 March 1971 (age 50)
Xiangtan, Hunan
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Prize money$92,814
Singles
Career record145–88
Career titles0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 112 (21 October 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1997)
Doubles
Career record62–47
Career titles1 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 135 (13 February 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open1R (1994)
Team competitions
Fed Cup7–14

CareerEdit

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.[2] She competed as a wildcard at the 1997 Australian Open and was beaten in the first round by Natalia Medvedeva.[3]

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.[4] They progressed in a walkover after fifth seeded Australian pairing had to withdraw when Rennae Stubbs was taken ill to hospital.[5] In the second round the Chinese pair were beaten in three sets by the team from Thailand.

Chen won a total of seven medals for China at the Asian Games. This includes a gold medal in the women's doubles with Li Fang at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok.

In Fed Cup competition, Chen featured in 17 ties for a record 7–14 overall. One of these ties was against the United States in the second round of the World Group in the 1993 Federation Cup.

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles: 1 runner-upEdit

Outcome    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up Oct 1996 China Open, Beijing Tier IV Hard   Wang Shi-ting 3–6, 4–6

Doubles: 1 titleEdit

Outcome    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner Feb 1994 China Open, Beijing Tier IV Hard   Li Fang   Kerry-Anne Guse
  Valda Lake
6–0, 6–2

ITF finalsEdit

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (6–7)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
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

Doubles (7–2)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 7 May 1990 Manila, Philippines Hard   Li Fang   Lin Ning
  Tang Min
6–3, 6–0
Winner 2. 17 February 1992 Bandung, Indonesia Hard   Yi Jing-Qian   Mami Donoshiro
  Ai Sugiyama
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 24 February 1992 Solo, Indonesia Hard   Yi Jing-Qian   Mimma Chernovita
  Natalia Soetrisno
6–2, 6–2
Winner 4. 6 July 1992 Erlangen, Germany Clay   Miki Yokobori   Caroline Schneider
  Angie Woolcock
6–4, 6–2
Winner 5. 14 June 1993 Beijing, China Hard   Yi Jing-Qian   Kim Yeon-sook
  Kim Ih-sook
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 21 June 1993 Tianjin, China Hard   Yi Jing-Qian   Kim Hye-jeong
  Seo Hye-jin
2–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 19 December 1994 Manila, Philippines Hard   Yi Jing-Qian   Keiko Ishida
  Park In-sook
6–2, 7–5
Winner 8. 4 September 1995 Tianjin, China Hard   Li Fang   Kirstin Freye
  Tessa Price
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 2 September 1996 Beijing, China Hard   Yi Jing-Qian   Chen Jingjing
  Li Li
6–2, 5–7, ret.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "运动员资料库 陈莉". data.star.sports.cn. Archived from the original on 2019-10-22. Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  2. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Beijing - 14 October - 20 October 1996". ITF. Archived from the original on 20 September 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Scoreboard". Arizona Republic. 13 January 1997. Archived from the original on 22 October 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Agassi, Seles Win Openers in Style". Los Angeles Times. 24 July 1996. Archived from the original on 26 May 2021. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  5. ^ 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.

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