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Li Fang (born 1 January 1973) is a retired female tennis player from China.

Li Fang
Country (sports) China
ResidenceHunan
Born (1973-01-01) 1 January 1973 (age 46)
Hunan
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro1990
Retired2001
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$535,067
Singles
Career record265–133
Career titles0 WTA, 18 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 36 (8 June 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1992)
French Open2R (1994)
Wimbledon2R (1994)
US Open2R (1999)
Doubles
Career record86–62
Career titles2 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 49 (21 February 1994)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1992)
French Open1R (1992)
Wimbledon1R (1992)
US Open2R (1992)
Team competitions
Fed Cup20–13

Li turned professional in 1990, and won two WTA doubles titles in her career. In singles, her sole final was the Makarska Championships in 1998. She represented her country at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Li played seven years on the China Fed Cup team. She retired in 2001.

PersonalEdit

Li Fang was born in Hunan in China to father Li Jianmin and mother Zhou Shanglian.

WTA Tour career finalsEdit

Legend
Tier I (0)
Tier II (0)
Tier III (1)
Tier IV (1)

Singles: 1 runner-upEdit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 19 April 1998 Makarska International Championships Clay Květa Peschke 3–6, 1–6

Doubles: 2 titlesEdit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
Winner 1. 18 July 1993 Austrian Open, Kitzbühel Clay   Dominique Monami   Maja Murić
  Pavlína Rajzlová
6–2, 6–1
Winner 2. 20 February 1994 China Open, Beijing Hard (i)   Chen Li-Ling   Kerry-Anne Guse
  Valda Lake
6–0, 6–2

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (18–6)Edit

$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 12 March 1990 Murcia, Spain Clay   Sabrina Lucchi 6–2, 7–5
Winner 2. 9 July 1990 Fayettevile, United States Hard   Im Sook-ja 6–1, 1–6, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 4 March 1991 Granada, Spain Clay   Isabel Cueto 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 11 March 1991 Murcia, Spain Hard   Maite Martinez 6–7, 7–5, 3–6
Winner 5. 25 March 1991 Bilbao, Spain Hard   Estefania Bottini 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 29 April 1991 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard   Wang Shi-ting 4–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 29 July 1991 Acireale, Italy Clay   Jana Pospíšilová 6–0, 7–5
Winner 8. 5 August 1991 Nicolosi, Italy Hard   Kylie Johnson 6–2, 6–4
Winner 9. 2 September 1991 Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Tang Min 7–5, 6–2
Winner 10. 9 September 1991 Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Tang Min 6–0, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 11. 23 September 1991 Kuroshio, Japan Hard   Naoko Kijimuta 6–3, 6–4
Winner 12. 7 October 1991 Matsuyama, Japan Hard   Chen Li-Ling 6–4, 6–3
Winner 13. 14 October 1991 Kyoto, Japan Hard   Hiromi Yoshihara 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Winner 14. 21 October 1991 Oita, Japan Hard   Kristine Kunce 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 15. 28 October 1991 Saga, Japan Grass   Ei Iida 3–6, 3–6
Winner 16. 6 April 1997 Phoenix, United States Hard   Kristina Brandi 6–1, 6–2
Winner 17. 20 April 1997 Wichita, United States Hard   Sandra Cacic 6–2, 6–2
Winner 18. 6 July 1997 Flushing, United States Hard   Lindsay Lee-Waters 7–5, 7–5
Winner 19. 4 August 1997 Wichita, United States Hard   Laura Golarsa 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 20. 13 July 1998 Mahwah, United States Hard   Amy Frazier w/o
Winner 21. 21 June 1999 Vaihingen, Germany Clay   Patricia Wartusch 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 22. 1 August 1999 Salt Lake City, United States Hard   Kristina Brandi 4–6, 3–6
Winner 23. 19 September 1999 Hopewel, United States Hard   Jana Nejedly 6–0, 6–4
Winner 24. 26 September 1999 Kirkland, United States Hard   Yi Jing-Qian 6–3, 2–6, 6–1

Doubles (8–5)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 7 May 1990 Manila, Philippines Hard   Chen Li-Ling   Lin Ning
  Tang Min
6–3, 6–0
Winner 2. 29 April 1991 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard   Tang Min   Tanti Trayono
  Agustina Wibisono
7–5, 6–3
Winner 3. 6 May 1991 Manila, Philippines Hard   Tang Min   Irawati Moerid
  Lukky Tedjamukti
7–6(7–4), 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–3)
Winner 4. 5 August 1991 Nicolosi, Italy Hard   Tang Min   Gabriella Boschiero
  Kylie Johnson
6–0, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 5. 2 September 1991 Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Tang Min   Suvimol Duangchan
  Benjamas Sangaram
6–4, 6–2
Runner–up 6. 9 September 1991 Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Tang Min   Irawati Moerid
  Lukky Tedjamukti
6–4, 5–7, 4–6
Runner–up 7. 23 September 1991 Kuroshio, Japan Hard   Tang Min   Naoko Kinoshita
  Emiko Takahashi
7–5, 3–6, 4–6
Runner–up 8. 30 September 1991 Hokkaido, Japan Hard   Tang Min   Yukie Koizumi
  Miki Mizokuchi
1–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 9. 14 October 1991 Kyoto, Japan Hard   Tang Min   Diana Gardner
  Paulette Moreno
6–4, 7–5
Runner–up 10. 30 September 1991 Saga, Japan Grass   Tang Min   Lupita Novelo
  Kristine Kunce
7–5, 2–6, 5–7
Winner 11. 4 September 1995 Tianjin, China Hard   Chen Li-Ling   Kirstin Freye
  Tessa Price
6–2, 6–3
Runner–up 12. 6 July 1997 Flushing, United States Hard   Keri Phebus   Janet Lee
  Lindsay Lee-Waters
2–6, 6–2, 3–6
Winner 13. 19 September 1999 Hopewel, United States Hard   Alina Jidkova   Dawn Buth
  Kim Grant
6–3, 6–3

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