Linda Wild

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Linda Harvey Wild (born February 11, 1971) is a retired tennis player from the United States. Born as Linda Harvey, she later used the family name of her stepfather and coach Steve Wild.

Linda Wild
Country (sports) United States
Born (1971-02-11) February 11, 1971 (age 50)
Arlington Heights, Illinois[1]
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) [1]
Retired2000
PlaysRight-handed[1]
Prize money$1,237,931
Singles
Career record239–201 (54.3%)
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 23 (September 9, 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1992, 1994, 1995, 1996)
French Open3R (1991, 1996)
Wimbledon3R (1991, 1994, 1996)
US OpenQF (1996)
Doubles
Career record175–157 (52.7%)
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 17 (July 8, 1996)

Wild turned professional in 1989. In the first round of her first tournament in February 1990 in her hometown of Chicago, she defeated then fifth-ranked Arantxa Sánchez Vicario. During her career on the WTA Tour, she won five singles and five doubles titles. Her best Grand Slam singles performance came at the 1996 US Open, where she defeated Park Sung-hee, Kristie Boogert, Barbara Rittner and Lindsay Davenport to reach the quarterfinals, where she was defeated by Conchita Martinez. Her best doubles result she realized at the 1996 Australian Open, reaching the semifinals with Elizabeth Smylie.

Wild was a member of the United States Fed Cup team that won 1996 the title. She reached career-high rankings of No. 23 in singles (in September 1996) and No. 17 in doubles (July 1996). She retired from the tour in 2000.

WTA career finalsEdit

Legend (singles)
Tier I (0)
Tier II (2)
Tier III (1)
Tier IV (6)

Singles: 9 (5 titles, 4 runner-ups)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Jun 1992 Eastbourne International, UK Grass   Lori McNeil 4–6, 4–6
Loss 2. Nov 1992 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard (i)   Helena Suková 4–6, 3–6
Win 1. Jul 1993 Puerto Rico Open Hard   Ann Grossman 6–3, 5–7, 6–3
Win 2. Sep 1993 Sapporo, Japan Carpet (i)   Irina Spîrlea 6–4, 6–3
Loss 3. Oct 1993 Taipei, Taiwan Hard   Wang Shi-ting 1–6, 6–7(4–7)
Loss 4. Jun 1994 Eastbourne International, UK Grass   Meredith McGrath 2–6, 4–6
Win 3. Sep 1995 Nagoya, Japan Carpet (i)   Sandra Kleinová 6–4, 6–2
Win 4. Sep 1995 China Open Hard   Wang Shi-ting 7–5, 6–2
Win 5. Apr 1996 Jakarta Open, Indonesia Hard   Yayuk Basuki w/o

Doubles: 11 (5 titles, 6 runner-ups)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Mar 1992 Miami Masters, U.S. Hard   Conchita Martínez   Larisa Neiland
  Natasha Zvereva
2–6, 2–6
Loss 2. Sep 1993 Japan Open Hard   Amanda Coetzer   Lisa Raymond
  Chanda Rubin
4–6, 1–6
Win 1. Jan 1994 Hobart International, Australia Hard   Chanda Rubin   Jenny Byrne
  Rachel McQuillan
7–5, 4–6, 7–6(7–1)
Win 2. May 1994 Prague Open,
Czech Republic
Clay   Amanda Coetzer   Kristie Boogert
  Laura Golarsa
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Loss 3. Oct 1994 Bell Challenge, Canada Carpet (i)   Chanda Rubin   Elna Reinach
  Nathalie Tauziat
4–6, 3–6
Loss 4. Feb 1995 Puerto Rico Open Hard   Laura Golarsa   Karin Kschwendt
  Rene Simpson
2–6, 6–0, 4–6
Win 3. May 1995 Prague Open,
Czech Republic
Clay   Chanda Rubin   Maria Lindström
  Maria Strandlund
6–7(3–7), 6–3, 6–2
Loss 5. Sep 1995 Japan Open Hard   Amanda Coetzer   Lindsay Davenport
  Mary Joe Fernández
3–6, 2–6
Win 4. Sep 1995 China Open Hard   Claudia Porwik   Wang Shi-ting
  Stephanie Rottier
6–1, 6–0
Win 5. Jun 1996 Birmingham Classic, UK Grass   Elizabeth Smylie   Lori McNeil
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Loss 6. Jun 1997 Birmingham Classic, UK Grass   Nathalie Tauziat   Katrina Adams
  Larisa Neiland
2–6, 3–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c John Barrett, ed. (1997). International Tennis Federation World of Tennis 1997. London: CollinsWillow. ISBN 9780002187145.

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