Park Sung-hee

Park Sung-hee (Hangul: 박성희; born 17 February 1975 in Busan, South Korea) is a retired professional tennis player from South Korea.

Park Sung-hee
Country (sports) South Korea
ResidenceSeoul, Korea
Born (1975-02-17) February 17, 1975 (age 45)
Busan, Korea
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro1989
Retired2000
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS $439,788
Singles
Career record196–152
Career titles0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 57 (25 September 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1995-96)
French Open2R (1996-98)
Wimbledon2R (1995-96)
US Open2R (1998)
Doubles
Career record120–96
Career titles0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 34 (15 June 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1997-98)
French Open3R (1996)
Wimbledon2R (1997)
US Open2R (1996-97)

CareerEdit

Park turned pro in 1989. She won 7 singles and 7 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. She reached four doubles finals during her career on the WTA Tour. Her best Grand Slam performances came in doubles, reaching the Round of 16 at the 1996 French Open, 1997 Australian Open, and 1998 Australian Open, all partnering Wang Shi-ting. She reached career high rankings of No. 34 in doubles (in June 1998) and No. 57 in singles (in September 1995). Park played in 34 ties in 9 years for the South Korea Fed Cup team, with a 30–14 record overall and 24–12 in singles, all team records. She retired from the tour in 2000.

WTA Tour FinalsEdit

Doubles: 4 (0-4)Edit

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Olympic Gold (0–0)
WTA Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0) Premier Mandatory (0–0)
Tier II (0–1) Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier III (0–1) Premier (0–0)
Tier IV & V (0–2) International (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 11 September 1995 Nagoya, Japan Carpet (i)   Rika Hiraki   Kerry-Anne Guse
  Kristine Kunce
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 8 January 1996 Hobart, Australia Hard   Kerry-Anne Guse   Yayuk Basuki
  Kyoko Nagatsuka
7–6(9–7), 6–3
Runner-up 3. 16 September 1996 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Wang Shi-ting   Amanda Coetzer
  Mary Pierce
6–1, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 4. 5 January 1998 Gold Coast, Australia Hard   Wang Shi-ting   Elena Likhovtseva
  Ai Sugiyama
1–6, 6–3, 6–4

ITF FinalsEdit

Legend
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (7-6)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. 30 September 1991 Sekisho, Japan Hard   Chen Li 2–6, 4–6
Runner–up 2. 7 June 1992 Incheon, South Korea Clay   Kim Yeon-sook 3-6, 1-6
Runner–up 3. 8 June 1992 Seoul, South Korea Hard   Kim Il-soon 4–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 10 August 1992 Taipei, Chinese Taipei Hard   Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-3, 6-1
Winner 5. 17 August 1992 Taipei, Chinese Taipei Hard   Lihini Weerasuriya 6–3, 1–6, 7–6(2)
Winner 6. 24 August 1992 Taipei, Chinese Taipei Hard   Lihini Weerasuriya 7–5, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 7. 31 August 1992 Taipei, Chinese Taipei Hard   Lihini Weerasuriya 6–2, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 8. 6 June 1993 Incheon, South Korea Clay   Kim Yeon-sook 2-6, 7-5, 7–6(5)
Winner 9. 14 September 1997 Seoul, South Korea Hard   Kerry-Anne Guse 6-3, 6-4
Winner 10. 26 October 1997 Houston, United States Hard   Haruka Inoue 6-1, 7–6(2)
Runner-up 11. 3 May 1998 Gifu, Japan Grass   Misumi Miyauchi 3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 12. 18 October 1998 Seoul, South Korea Hard   Choi Ju-yeon 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 13. 2 May 1999 Kofu, Japan Grass   Wang Shi-ting 7-6, 5-7, 2-6

Doubles (7-8)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner–up 1. 18 August 1991 Taipei, Chinese Taipei Hard   Pyo Hye-jeong   Choi Jin
  Choi Jeom-sang
2–6, 3–6
Runner–up 2. 1 September 1991 Taipei, Chinese Taipei Hard   Pyo Hye-jeong   Kim Il-soon
  Sohn Mi-ae
5–7, 4–6
Winner 3. 17 August 1992 Taipei, Chinese Taipei Hard   Seo Hye-jin   Doh Jeom-ja
  Lee Mi-jeong
6–2, 7–6(5)
Winner 4. 24 August 1992 Taipei, Chinese Taipei Hard   Seo Hye-jin   Doh Jeom-ja
  Lee Mi-jeong
6–2, 7–6(6)
Runner–up 5. 6 June 1993 Incheon, South Korea Clay   Seo Hye-jin   Kim Soon-mi
  Pyo Hye-jeong
2–6, 6–7(5)
Winner 6. 30 May 1994 Daegu, South Korea Clay   Kim Il-soon   Kim Soon-mi
  Pyo Hye-jeong
6–7(1), 6–1, 6–4
Winner 7. 11 July 1994 Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Choi Ju-yeon   Bettina Fulco
  Patricia Tarabini
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 5 May 1997 Seoul, South Korea Clay   Choi Young-ja   Cho Yoon-jeong
  Kim Eun-ha
3–6, 6–7(6)
Runner-up 9. 14 September 1997 Seoul, South Korea Hard   Wang Shi-ting   Catherine Barclay
  Kerry-Anne Guse
6-4, 4-6, 1-6
Winner 10. 27 October 1997 Austin, United States Hard   Miho Saeki   Debbie Graham
  Meredith McGrath
6–4, 5–7, 6–2
Runner–up 11. 3 May 1998 Gifu, Japan Grass   Cho Yoon-jeong   Catherine Barclay
  Kerry-Anne Guse
6–7(3), 4-6
Winner 12. 10 May 1998 Seoul, South Korea Clay   Cho Yoon-jeong   Ding Ding
  Li Ting
6–1, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 13. 21 March 1999 Noda, Japan Hard   Cho Yoon-jeong   Shinobu Asagoe
  Yuka Yoshida
6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 14. 24 May 1999 Warsaw, Poland Clay   Cho Yoon-jeong   Magda Mihalache
  Jelena Kostanić Tošić
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 15. 3 October 1999 Seoul, South Korea Hard   Tamarine Tanasugarn   Catherine Barclay
  Kim Eun-ha
6-4, 4-6, 2-6

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