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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.

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.

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WTA career finalsEdit

Legend (Singles)
WTA Tour Championship (0)
Tier I (0)
Tier II (2)
Tier III (1)
Tier IV (6)

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

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. June 15, 1992 Eastbourne, Great Britain Grass   Lori McNeil 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. November 9, 1992 Indianapolis, United States Hard (i)   Helena Suková 4–6, 3–6
Winner 1. July 26, 1993 San Juan, Puerto Rico Hard   Ann Grossman 6–3, 5–7, 6–3
Winner 2. September 27, 1993 Sapporo, Japan Carpet (i)   Irina Spîrlea 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 3. October 4, 1993 Taipei, Taiwan Hard   Wang Shi-ting 1–6, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 4. June 13, 1994 Eastbourne, Great Britain Grass   Meredith McGrath 2–6, 4–6
Winner 3. September 11, 1995 Nagoya, Japan Carpet (i)   Sandra Kleinová 6–4, 6–2
Winner 4. September 25, 1995 Beijing, China Hard   Wang Shi-ting 7–5, 6–2
Winner 5. April 8, 1996 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Yayuk Basuki w/o

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

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. March 2, 1992 Boca Raton, United States Hard   Conchita Martínez   Larisa Neiland
  Natasha Zvereva
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. September 20, 1993 Tokyo (Nichirei), Japan Hard   Amanda Coetzer   Lisa Raymond
  Chanda Rubin
4–6, 1–6
Winner 1. January 10, 1994 Hobart, Australia Hard   Chanda Rubin   Jenny Byrne
  Rachel McQuillan
7–5, 4–6, 7–6(7–1)
Winner 2. May 9, 1994 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Amanda Coetzer   Kristie Boogert
  Laura Golarsa
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up 3. October 31, 1994 Québec, Canada Carpet (i)   Chanda Rubin   Elna Reinach
  Nathalie Tauziat
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. February 27, 1995 San Juan, Puerto Rico Hard   Laura Golarsa   Karin Kschwendt
  Rene Simpson
2–6, 6–0, 4–6
Winner 3. May 8, 1995 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Chanda Rubin   Maria Lindström
  Maria Strandlund
6–7(3–7), 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 5. September 18, 1995 Tokyo (Nichirei), Japan Hard   Amanda Coetzer   Lindsay Davenport
  Mary Joe Fernández
3–6, 2–6
Winner 4. September 25, 1995 Beijing, China Hard   Claudia Porwik   Wang Shi-ting
  Stephanie Rottier
6–1, 6–0
Winner 5. June 10, 1996 Birmingham, Great Britain Grass   Elizabeth Smylie   Lori McNeil
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Runner-up 6. June 9, 1997 Birmingham, Great Britain Grass   Nathalie Tauziat   Katrina Adams
  Larisa Neiland
2–6, 3–6

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