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Janet Lee (Chinese: 李慧芝, born October 22, 1976) is a Taiwanese-American retired tennis player. She won three doubles titles during her professional career on the WTA Tour. She competed in all four Grand Slam tournaments in both singles and doubles. Her career-high singles ranking was 79 and her best doubles ranking was 20.

Janet Lee
Country (sports) Chinese Taipei
 United States
ResidenceRancho Palos Verdes, California, U.S.
Born (1976-10-22) October 22, 1976 (age 42)
Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned proJanuary 5, 1995
PlaysRight-handed (double-handed backhand)
Prize money$943,370
Career record278–274
Career titles0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 79 (April 6, 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1999)
French Open1R (1997, 1998, 1999, 2002)
Wimbledon2R (1998, 1999, 2001)
US Open3R (2000)
Career record193–199
Career titles3 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest ranking20 (February 17, 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2005)
French Open2R (1998, 2001)
Wimbledon3R (2002)
US OpenQF (2004)
Team competitions
Fed Cup29–8

Since retiring, she has been an assistant coach for the California State University, Fullerton(CSUF) women's tennis team.[1] She was a full-time undergraduate student at the university, majoring in Business with an emphasis in Accounting and Finance. After earning her B.A. at CSUF, she joined the professional services firm Deloitte & Touche, LLP.



Her father is Shun-Yi Lee, a physicist, and her mother is Vanni Lee, a DP coordinator. Lee graduated from high school in 1994 and decided to postpone college to pursue a professional tennis career.[citation needed] She started playing tennis at age five.


Lee competed in tennis competitions for Chinese Taipei at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney women's doubles with partner Weng Tzu-ting. They lost in the first round.

Playing doubles at the 2004 US Open with Peng Shuai, Lee reached the quarterfinals where they lost to Barbara Schett and Patty Schnyder, 2–6, 5–7.

Lee retired from professional tennis in 2006.

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles (3–3)Edit

Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (1–0)
Tier III (1–3)
Tier IV & V (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. February 19, 2001 Oklahoma City, United States Hard (i)   Wynne Prakusya   Amanda Coetzer
  Lori McNeil
3–6, 6–2, 0–6
Winner 1. July 23, 2001 Stanford, United States Hard   Wynne Prakusya   Nicole Arendt
  Caroline Vis
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 2. September 24, 2001 Bali, Indonesia Hard   Wynne Prakusya   Evie Dominikovic
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
7–6(7–4), 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. October 1, 2001 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Wynne Prakusya   Liezel Huber
  Rachel McQuillan
2–6, 0–6
Winner 2. September 9, 2002 Shanghai, China Hard   Anna Kournikova   Ai Sugiyama
  Rika Fujiwara
7–5, 6–3
Winner 3. February 10, 2003 Doha, Qatar Hard   Wynne Prakusya   María Vento-Kabchi
  Angelique Widjaja
6–1, 6–3


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