Tamarine Tanasugarn

Tamarine Tanasugarn (Thai: แทมมารีน ธนสุกาญจน์, RTGSThaemmarin Thanasukan, [tʰɛːmmāːrīːn tʰánásùkāːn]; born 24 May 1977) is a Thai former tennis player. Born in Los Angeles, she turned professional in 1994, and has been in the top 20 in both singles and doubles.

Tamarine Tanasugarn
แทมมารีน ธนสุกาญจน์
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Tanasugarn at the 2013 French Open
Country (sports) Thailand
ResidenceBangkok, Thailand
Born (1977-05-24) 24 May 1977 (age 45)
Los Angeles, United States
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro1994
Retired2016 (singles)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 3,491,770
Singles
Career record563–436 (56.4%)
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 19 (13 May 2002)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open4R (1998)
French Open3R (2002)
WimbledonQF (2008)
US Open4R (2003)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2000)
Doubles
Career record308–271 (53.2%)
Career titles8
Highest rankingNo. 15 (13 September 2004)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open3R (2000)
French Open3R (2012)
WimbledonSF (2011)
US OpenQF (2004)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic GamesQF (1996, 2000)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Wimbledon2R (2009)
Team competitions
Fed Cup52–27 (65.8%)
Hopman CupF (2000)
Tamarine Tanasugarn
Military service
Allegiance Thailand
Branch/service Royal Thai Police
RankRTP OF-1b (Police Lieutenant).svg Police Lieutenant[1][2]
Tanasugarn in January 2012

Tanasugarn's career-high WTA ranking is No. 19, achieved on 13 May 2002, which is the highest ranking ever achieved of a Thai female player. She won four singles and eight WTA doubles titles, and was briefly a doubles partner with Maria Sharapova, with whom she won two titles in 2003. Her career-high doubles ranking was 15, which she achieved on 13 September 2004. With Liezel Huber, she reached the 2004 US Open doubles quarterfinals, and at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships, she reached the women's doubles semifinal with Marina Erakovic. Her biggest success came in 2008, when she reached the singles quarterfinals at Wimbledon.

In her career, Tanasugarn has defeated former and current No. 1 players, including Amélie Mauresmo, Jennifer Capriati, Jelena Janković, Dinara Safina and Simona Halep. She has also beaten French Open champion Iva Majoli.

Tanasugarn has been regarded as a grass-court specialist; she won most matches on that surface including two WTA International titles.[3] Tanasugarn at some point held the record of the most singles matches won on grass court among active players. As of 8 July 2013, she was second (with 84 wins) among active players, and 12th on the all-time list.[4]

Tanasugarn has also been a regular competitor for the Thailand Fed Cup team, helping the team join the World Group II in 2005 and 2006, after beating the teams of Australia and Croatia in their play-off matches.

She received a law degree from Bangkok University in 2000.[5]

Playing styleEdit

Tanasugarn produces her best game and strategy when she performs on grass.[4][6] She is also known for her accurate flat ground strokes and a heavy slice serve for which are particularly effective on grass, Venus Williams has given an interview regarding Tanasugarn's game after their quarterfinal match in 2008 Wimbledon Championships: "I think her game is really suited for the grass. Her serve is a slice that turns into you and it stays low. Her shots are really, really low to the ground. A lot of time I think I was battling just to stay down on the shots, and I felt good when I got one up in my strike zone".[7] Kim Clijsters has once described Tanasugarn as a "tricky player".[8] Tanasugarn's weakness has always been her serve.[9]

Tanasugarn was coached by her best friend, Andreea Ehritt-Vanc, until her retirement.

CareerEdit

JuniorEdit

During her junior career, her expenses were provided by her father, Virachai Tanasugarn, a lawyer who was once a Thai basketball player and who inspired Tanasugarn to become a professional tennis player. At 17, she reached the Junior Grand Slam final at Wimbledon in 1995 with a win over Anna Kournikova in the semifinal, but lost to Poland's Aleksandra Olsza in the final, in straight sets.[10]

1994–1999Edit

Tanasugarn turned pro in 1994, but made her WTA Tour debut in the 1993 Pattaya Open, in which she lost to Australian Rennae Stubbs. The following year, she made the second round in the same tournament by beating world No. 44, Marianne Werdel Witmeyer, in the first round. In 1995, Tanasugarn started participating in Grand Slams, but did not make it beyond the qualifying rounds.[11] In 1996, Tanasugarn played her first WTA final at the Pattaya Open, in which she lost to Ruxandra Dragomir. In 1997, she reached the third round of the Australian Open, at Wimbledon and the US Open, beating Chanda Rubin in the first round. She reached a semifinal at Hobart and ended the year with a No. 46 ranking.[11]

1998, Tanasugarn reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam at the Australian Open by defeating the reigning French Open champion and world No. 6, Iva Majoli, 6–0, 6–2 in the third round. Tanasugarn also made her second fourth round of the year at Wimbledon, where she eventually lost to Martina Hingis. In 1999, she reached the fourth round at Wimbledon for a second time by defeating Frenchwoman Sandrine Testud, in the third round. Tanasugarn ended the year ranked No. 72.[11]

2000–2004Edit

She partnered with Paradorn Srichaphan at the Hopman Cup in 2000. Tanasugarn beat Jelena Dokić of Australia, Barbara Schett of Austria, Ai Sugiyama of Japan, and Henrieta Nagyová of Slovakia. However, Tanasugarn lost in the women's singles final to Amanda Coetzer of South Africa, 6–3, 4–6, 4–6, having led 6–3, 3–0. In the men's singles final, Paradorn Srichaphan lost to Wayne Ferreira, 6–7, 3–6. This result made them the first Asian team to reach the finals at the Hopman Cup. Tanasugarn reached her second WTA final at Birmingham with a win over Julie Halard-Decugis, but lost to Lisa Raymond. She also lost in the fourth round at Wimbledon to Serena Williams. Tanasugarn reached three semifinals at the Japan Open, Kuala Lampur, and Shanghai. She represented Thailand in the 2000 Summer Olympics, but was defeated by Venus Williams. Her year-end ranking was No. 29, her first time in the top 30.[11]

In 2001, Tanasugarn had her second and third top-ten wins against Nathalie Tauziat at Eastbourne and Amélie Mauresmo at Wimbledon and reached her third career final at Japan Open, losing to Monica Seles, 3–6, 2–6. At the end of the season, Tanasugarn was ranked in the top 30.

In 2002, she achieved her best ranking by reaching the fourth and fifth major finals at Canberra, losing to Anna Smashnova, and at Doha, losing to Monica Seles, and the quarterfinals at the Toray Pan Pacific Open. On 13 May, Tanasugarn was ranked No. 19 in the world, her best career ranking to date. She ended the year ranked No. 28.

In 2003, Tanasugarn won her first major in Hyderabad where she beat Maria Kirilenko in the quarterfinals, then Flavia Pennetta in the semifinals, and Iroda Tulyaganova in the final. Tanasugarn reached her second Tier I quarterfinal at the Pan Pacific Open, beating Silvia Farina Elia, but lost to Lindsay Davenport, in two sets. Tanasugarn suffered her earliest exit at Wimbledon since she turned pro, losing to Akiko Morigami in the first round. She reached the fourth round at the US Open for the first time, beating Rita Grande, Patty Schnyder, and ninth seed Daniela Hantuchová. Tanasugarn lost to Amélie Mauresmo in two sets in the following round. She was ranked No. 34 at the end of the year.

In 2004, she reached her sixth fourth round at Wimbledon, although she lost to Ai Sugiyama in two sets. Tanasugarn was also a semifinalist in the Japan Open Tennis Championships, losing to Maria Sharapova.

2005–2007Edit

Tanasugarn had to deal with multiple injuries, which affected most of her year in 2005. Her ranking dropped out of the top 100, and she played in Challenger-level tournaments to collect points.

In 2006, she once mentioned retiring from tennis, but, after she qualified to play in the main draw of Wimbledon and reached the third round, she decided to give it another shot. Tanasugarn reached her home country tournament final again in the Bangkok Open, facing Vania King, and was two games away from taking the title. Leading in the final set 4–2, King fought back to win the match. Despite losing the match, Tanasugarn regained some confidence to get back to the tour. She finished that year ranked No. 75.

Unfortunately, Tanasugarn still struggled with injuries in 2007 and had to play in many Challengers, ending the season ranked No. 124.

2008–2009Edit

She made a successful comeback in 2008. Tanasugarn decided to skip the clay-court season due to her difficulty playing on that surface and chose to play in hardcourt Challengers, she thought were more like grass. Tanasugarn won the singles title at the Kangaroo Cup in Gifu, defeating former world No. 4, Kimiko Date-Krumm.

In the grass-court season, Tanasugarn beat the Austrian Tamira Paszek in Birmingham, but lost to Bethanie Mattek in the fourth round. A week later, Tanasugarn stunned many tennis fans at the Ordina Open when, ranked No. 85, she beat Kateryna Bondarenko, Ashley Harkleroad, Michaëlla Krajicek, and Alona Bondarenko to reach her eighth major final, beating the French Open runner-up Dinara Safina in two sets. She reached her seventh fourth round at Wimbledon, beating Petra Cetkovská, Vera Zvonareva and Marina Erakovic en route, and surprised the world No. 3, Jelena Janković, with a two-set defeat in the fourth round. Despite making her Grand Slam quarterfinal debut, she lost to the eventual champion Venus Williams, in straight sets. Tanasugarn became the first Thai player to make a Grand Slam quarterfinal. She ended 2008 ranked No. 35, her best ranking in four years.

 
Shvedova and Tanasugarn in 2009 Pattaya Open doubles final match

Tanasugarn was seeded 32nd in the 2009 Australian, Open, but lost early to María José Martínez Sánchez. She played in the Fed Cup for Thailand, losing to Samantha Stosur, leaving Thailand in third place in the Asia/Oceania group, after Australia and New Zealand. Tanasugarn lost to Sania Mirza in straight sets in the quarterfinals of the Pattaya Women's Open. In doubles, she partnered Yaroslava Shvedova, and the team, seeded second, got into the final and won the match, beating Yuliya Beygelzimer and Vitalia Diatchenko.

At the French Open, Tanasugarn defeated Camille Pin, in the first round. In the second, she was easily beaten by eighth seed and defending champion, Ana Ivanovic.

 
Tamarine Tanasugarn serving to Dinara Safina in their semifinal match at the Ordina Open

Tanasugarn started playing on grass courts at the Birmingham Classic. In the first round, she defeated Julie Coin in straight sets. In the second round, Tanasugarn spent 2 hours 23 minutes on court, eventually losing to home favourite Naomi Cavaday in three sets. In 's-Hertogenbosch, as defending champion, she defeated Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová and seventh seeded Iveta Benešová to reach the quarterfinals. There, she recovered from a set down to defeat third seeded Flavia Pennetta. In the semifinals, Tanasugarn defeated Dinara Safina, in straight sets. It was her first career win over a reigning world No. 1. In the final, she beat Yanina Wickmayer to successfully defend her title.[12]

At Wimbledon, Tanasugarn had an arm injury and lost to Arantxa Parra Santonja in the first round. She played the mixed-doubles event for the first time, partnering with Rogier Wassen, but she scratched[clarification needed] in the second round because of her injury.

Tanasugarn came back after her arm injury at the US Open, but lost to Anastasija Sevastova in the first round.

2010–2015Edit

Tanasugarn started the year by playing at the Australian Open. She won her first Grand Slam first-round match in five years, with a 6–1, 7–6 victory over Sesil Karatantcheva, but lost to Kim Clijsters in the second round.[13] At the Pattaya Open, Tanasugarn worked her way past Alla Kudryavtseva, second seed Sabine Lisicki, Anna Chakvetadze, and Sesil Karatantcheva. She finally lost to top seed and defending champion, Vera Zvonareva, in a dramatic final.

Tanasugarn and her New Zealand partner Marina Erakovic won the Pattaya Open doubles title, beating Anna Chakvetadze and Ksenia Pervak, giving Tanasugarn a successful defence of her homeland doubles title. Her next scheduled tournament was the Malaysian Open, where she lost to seventh seed Magdaléna Rybáriková in the first round. At the American fortnight tours, she entered the main draw in Indian Wells as a lucky loser and advanced into the second round, before losing to 19th seed Aravane Rezaï. In Miami, she lost to Pauline Parmentier in the final qualifying round. She also played several ITF tournaments in April, reaching the finals in Johannesburg.

After the middle of April, Tanasugarn did not play any tournaments and withdrew in Strasbourg due to an elbow injury. At Roland-Garros, she lost to Daniela Hantuchová in the first round. Tanasugarn began playing her favourite surface, grass, at the Birmingham Classic, surviving into the second round against Sania Mirza, after Mirza failed to serve out the match at 5–4 and 30–0. She lost to Yanina Wickmayer in the next round, in straight sets. She then competed at Rosmalen, but was defeated in the first round. Tanasugarn also suffered a first-round loss at Wimbledon and missed the US Open due to injuries. She won her fourth WTA title at Osaka, defeating Marion Bartoli en route, and Kimiko Date-Krumm in the final.[14]

Despite losing in qualifying stages of 2011 Wimbledon with her partner Marina Erakovic, the doubles team received a lucky loser berth into the main draw and advanced to the semifinals with a 4–6, 7–6, 13–11 victory over third seeds Lisa Raymond and Liezel Huber. It was the first time that Tanasugarn (as well as Erakovic) had advanced to the semifinals of a Grand Slam event in any capacity.

In late March 2015, Tanasugarn defeated Sofia Shapatava in the first qualifying round of the Open GdF Suez; this would be the final singles win of her professional career. In late April, she lost to Kristýna Plíšková in the first round of the Kangaroo Cup; this would turn out to be the final singles match of her career.

2016–present: retirement & comeback in doublesEdit

She announced her retirement from professional tennis in June 2016.[15]

Tanasugarn then regularly played doubles in small ITF tournaments around Thailand and nearby areas, winning the final of the $25k Hua Hin tournament in November 2019, partnering Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove. Since February 2020 she was inactive again.

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS NTI P NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (NTI) not a Tier I tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam
Australian Open A A Q2 Q1 3R 4R 1R 3R 3R 3R 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R Q1 A A 0 / 16 15–16 48%
French Open A A Q1 A 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R A 2R 1R 2R 1R A 1R A A A 0 / 14 6–14 30%
Wimbledon A A Q1 A 3R 4R 4R 4R 4R 4R 1R 4R 2R 3R 1R QF 1R 1R 2R 1R Q2 A A 0 / 16 28–16 64%
US Open A A Q1 A 3R 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R 4R 1R 1R Q1 1R 1R 1R A 1R Q2 A A A 0 / 13 9–13 41%
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–4 0–2 7–4 6–4 4–4 8–4 5–4 8–4 5–4 3–4 2–4 2–2 1–4 4–4 1–1 1–3 1–3 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 59 58–59 50%
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics NH A NH 2R NH 1R NH 1R NH A NH 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Premier Mandatory & 5 + former
Dubai / Qatar Open[a] NH/NMS 3R A A A A A A A 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Indian Wells Open NMS A 1R 2R 1R 1R 3R 3R 3R 1R 1R Q1 2R A 1R 2R A A A A A 0 / 12 6–12 33%
Miami Open A A 3R A 2R 3R 1R 2R 4R 3R 3R 2R 1R A 1R 1R 2R Q2 A A A A A 0 / 13 10–13 43%
Berlin / Madrid Open[b] A A A A 1R 2R A A A 2R A A A A A A 1R A A A A A A 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Italian Open A A A A 1R A A A A 1R A A A A Q2 A A A A A A A A 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Canadian Open A A A A 2R 1R A 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R A A A 2R A A A Q1 A A A 0 / 8 5–8 38%
Cincinnati Open NH/NMS A A Q1 A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open[c] A A A A 2R 1R A 1R A QF QF 1R A Q1 Q1 Q2 A A 2R A A A A 0 / 7 6–7 46%
China Open NH/NMS A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Charleston Open (former) A A A A 1R 1R A A A A 1R 1R A A 1R A NMS 0 / 5 0–5 0%
San Diego Open (former) NMS 1R A A 2R A NH/NMS 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–7 3–6 0–2 1–4 4–3 6–6 4–5 2–6 0–2 0–0 2–4 3–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 54 32–54 37%
Career statistics
1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 SR W–L Win%
Tournaments 1 1 5 5 20 21 13 19 21 26 24 25 16 7 18 17 13 10 10 7 0 0 1 Career total: 280
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 4
Finals 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 11
Year-end ranking 249 209 79 46 37 72 29 29 28 34 66 132 75 124 35 111 58 122 154 240 $3,491,770

DoublesEdit

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 ... 2020 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam
Australian Open A A 1R 1R 1R 3R A A 1R 2R A 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 0 / 15 5–15 25%
French Open A A 1R 1R 1R 1R A 2R A 2R 1R A 2R 1R 1R 1R A 3R 2R A A A 0 / 13 6–13 32%
Wimbledon A 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R A 2R A 2R 1R A 2R 2R 2R 1R SF 3R 3R Q1 A A 0 / 15 15–15 50%
US Open A Q1 2R 2R A 1R A A A QF 1R A 2R 1R A A 1R 2R A A A A 0 / 9 7–9 44%
Win–loss 0–0 1–1 1–4 2–4 0–3 2–4 0–0 2–2 0–1 6–4 0–3 1–1 3–4 2–4 1–3 0–3 4–3 5–4 3–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 52 33–52 39%
National representation
Summer Olympics NH QF NH QF NH A NH A NH A NH NH 0 / 2 4–2 67%
Premier Mandatory & 5 + former
Dubai / Qatar Open[a] NH/NMS 1R A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Indian Wells Open NMS A A 1R Q2 2R A A A A 2R A A A 1R A A A A A A A 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Miami Open A A A 2R 1R 2R A A A 1R 2R A A 2R A A A A 2R A A A 0 / 7 5–7 42%
German / Madrid Open[b] A A Q2 2R A A A 1R A A A A A A 1R A A A A A A A 0 / 3 0–3 0%
Italian Open A A A A A A A 2R A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Canadian Open A A 1R 1R A 1R A A 1R F A A A QF A A A 2R A A A A 0 / 7 4–7 36%
Cincinnati Open NH/NMS A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open[c] A A A 1R A A A A A QF A Q1 A QF A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 4 2–4 33%
China Open NH/NMS A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Charleston Open (former) A A A 2R A A A A A QF A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 2 3–2 60%
San Diego Open (former) NMS 2R A A QF A A A A A A A A A 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Zurich Open (former) A A A A A A A A 1R A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–6 0–1 2–3 0–0 1–2 0–2 6–5 2–2 0–0 2–1 2–4 0–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 32 19–32 37%
Career statistics
Tournaments 4 8 15 19 11 13 5 8 10 16 15 6 11 16 10 7 6 12 7 2 2 1

Significant finalsEdit

Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2004 Canadian Open Hard   Liezel Huber   Ai Sugiyama
  Shinobu Asagoe
0–6, 3–6

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 11 (4 titles, 7 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam
Premier M & Premier 5
Premier
International (4–7)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 1996 Pattaya Open, Thailand Tier IV[d] Hard   Ruxandra Dragomir 6–7(4–7), 4–6
Loss 0–2 Jun 2000 Birmingham Classic, UK Tier III[d] Grass   Lisa Raymond 2–6, 7–6(9–7), 4–6
Loss 0–3 Oct 2001 Japan Open Tier III Hard   Monica Seles 3–6, 2–6
Loss 0–4 Jan 2002 Canberra International, Australia Tier V[d] Hard   Anna Smashnova 5–7, 6–7(2–7)
Loss 0–5 Feb 2002 Qatar Open Tier III Hard   Monica Seles 6–7(6–8), 3–6
Win 1–5 Feb 2003 Hyderabad Open, India Tier IV Hard   Iroda Tulyaganova 6–4, 6–4
Loss 1–6 Oct 2006 Bangkok Open, Thailand Tier III Hard   Vania King 6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Win 2–6 Jun 2008 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands Tier III Grass   Dinara Safina 7–5, 6–3
Win 3–6 Jun 2009 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands (2) International Grass   Yanina Wickmayer 6–3, 7–5
Loss 3–7 Feb 2010 Pattaya Open, Thailand International Hard   Vera Zvonareva 4–6, 4–6
Win 4–7 Oct 2010 Japan Women's Open International Hard   Kimiko Date-Krumm 7–5, 6–7(4–7), 6–1

Doubles: 16 (8 titles, 8 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam
Premier M & Premier 5 (0–1)
Premier (0–2)
International (8–5)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jan 1998 Auckland Open, New Zealand Tier IV Hard   Nana Miyagi   Julie Halard-Decugis
  Janette Husárová
6–4, 7–5
Loss 1–1 Aug 1998 LA Championships, U.S. Tier II[d] Hard   Elena Tatarkova   Martina Hingis
  Natasha Zvereva
4–6, 2–6
Loss 1–2 Feb 2000 National Indoors, U.S. Tier III Hard (i)   Elena Tatarkova   Kimberly Po-Messerli
  Corina Morariu
4–6, 6–4, 2–6
Win 2–2 Oct 2000 China Open Tier IV Hard   Lilia Osterloh   Rita Grande
  Meghann Shaughnessy
7–5, 6–1
Win 3–2 Sep 2001 Bali Classic, Indonesia Tier III Hard   Evie Dominikovic   Janet Lee
  Wynne Prakusya
7–6(7–1), 6–4
Loss 3–3 Oct 2001 China Open Tier IV Hard   Evie Dominikovic   Lenka Němečková
  Liezel Huber
0–6, 5–7
Loss 3–4 Sep 2003 China Open Tier II Hard   Ai Sugiyama   Émilie Loit
  Nicole Pratt
3–6, 3–6
Win 4–4 Oct 2003 Japan Open Tier III Hard   Maria Sharapova   Ansley Cargill
  Ashley Harkleroad
7–6(7–1), 6–0
Win 5–4 Oct 2003 Luxembourg Open Tier III Hard (i)   Maria Sharapova   Elena Tatarkova
  Marlene Weingärtner
6–1, 6–4
Loss 5–5 Aug 2004 Canadian Open Tier I[e] Hard   Liezel Huber   Ai Sugiyama
  Shinobu Asagoe
0–6, 3–6
Loss 5–6 Nov 2008 Tournoi de Québec, Canada Tier III Hard (i)   Jill Craybas   Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Vania King
6–7(3–7), 4–6
Win 6–6 Feb 2009 Pattaya Open, Thailand International Hard   Yaroslava Shvedova   Yulia Beygelzimer
  Vitalia Diatchenko
6–3, 6–2
Win 7–6 Feb 2010 Pattaya Open, Thailand (2) International Hard   Marina Erakovic   Anna Chakvetadze
  Ksenia Pervak
7–5, 6–1
Win 8–6 Sep 2012 Guangzhou International, China International Hard   Zhang Shuai   Jarmila Gajdošová
  Monica Niculescu
2–6, 6–2, [10–8]
Loss 8–7 Apr 2013 Monterrey Open, Mexico International Hard   Eva Birnerová   Tímea Babos
  Kimiko Date
1–6, 4–6
Loss 8–8 Feb 2015 Pattaya Open, Thailand International Hard   Shuko Aoyama   Chan Hao-ching
  Chan Yung-jan
6–2, 4–6, [3–10]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 24 (15 titles, 9 runner-ups)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 1992 ITF Taipei, Taiwan 10,000 Hard   Park Sung-hee 3–6, 1–6
Win 1–1 Dec 1993 ITF Manila, Philippines 10,000 Hard   Choi Ju-yeon 6–2, 6–3
Win 2–1 Mar 1996 ITF Warrnambool, Australia 10,000 Grass   Jane Taylor 6–4, 6–1
Loss 2–2 Mar 1996 ITF Canberra, Australia 10,000 Grass   Kristine Kunce 4–6, 0–6
Win 3–2 Mar 1996 ITF Wodonga, Australia 10,000 Grass   Kristine Kunce 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(5)
Loss 3–3 Mar 1996 ITF New South Wales, Australia 10,000 Grass   Kristine Kunce 2–6, 1–6
Loss 3–4 Aug 1996 ITF Jakarta, Indonesia 50,000[f] Hard   Ludmila Varmužová 2–6, 4–6
Win 4–4 Oct 1996 ITF Saga, Japan 25,000 Grass   Kazue Takuma 6–4, 6–1
Win 5–4 Jun 1997 Surbiton Trophy, UK 25,000 Grass   Aleksandra Olsza 5–7, 7–6, 5–0 ret.
Win 6–4 May 1999 Surbiton Trophy, UK (2) 25,000 Grass   Surina De Beer 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
Loss 6–5 Oct 1999 ITF Seoul, South Korea 50,000 Hard   Iroda Tulyaganova 0–6, 2–6
Win 7–5 Oct 1999 ITF Saga, Japan 25,000 Grass   Vanessa Webb 6–3, 6–3
Win 8–5 May 2000 Kangaroo Cup, Japan 50,000 Grass   Shinobu Asagoe 7–5, 6–4
Loss 8–6 Jun 2000 Surbiton Trophy, UK 25,000 Grass   Louise Latimer 5–7, 3–6
Win 9–6 Nov 2005 Shenzen Open, China 50,000 Hard   Miho Saeki 6–2, 6–4
Win 10–6 Nov 2006 ITF Shanghai, China 50,000 Hard   Akgul Amanmuradova 6–3, 6–3
Loss 10–7 Nov 2007 ITF Xiamen, China 75,000[g] Hard   Latisha Chan 6–2, 2–6, 1–6
Win 11–7 May 2008 Kangaroo Cup, Japan (2) 50,000 Carpet   Kimiko Date 4–6, 7–5, 6–2
Loss 11–8 May 2008 Fukuoka International, Japan 50,000 Carpet   Tomoko Yonemura 1–6, 6–2, 6–7(8)
Loss 11–9 Apr 2010 Soweto Open, South Africa 100,000 Hard   Nina Bratchikova 5–7, 6–7(7)
Win 12–9 Sep 2010 ITF Noto, Japan 25,000 Carpet   Nudnida Luangnam 7–5, 6–2
Win 13–9 May 2011 Fukuoka International, Japan 50,000 Carpet   Latisha Chan 6–4, 5–7, 7–5
Win 14–9 Nov 2011 Toyota World Challenge, Japan 75,000 Carpet (i)   Kimiko Date 6–2, 7–5
Win 15–9 Sep 2014 ITF Noto, Japan 25,000 Carpet   Lee Ya-hsuan 6–0, 6–4

Doubles: 17 (8 titles, 9 runner-ups)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 1993 ITF Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei 10,000 Hard   Sandy Sureephong   Suzanna Wibowo
  Romana Tedjakusuma
3–6, 1–6
Loss 0–2 Sep 1994 ITF Hat Yai, Thailand 10,000 Hard   Sasitorn Tangthienkul   Suvimol Duangchan
  Pimpisamai Kansuthi
3–6, 5–7
Win 1–2 Sep 1995 ITF Samut Prakan, Thailand 10,000 Hard   Benjamas Sangaram   Agustine Limanto
  Veronica Widyadharma
7–5, 1–6, 6–4
Win 2–2 Oct 1996 ITF Saga, Japan 25,000 Grass   Danielle Jones   Hiroko Mochizuki
  Yuka Tanaka
6–2, 6–3
Loss 2–3 Oct 1999 ITF Seoul, South Korea 50,000 Hard   Park Sung-hee   Catherine Barclay
  Kim Eun-ha
6–4, 4–6, 2–6
Win 3–3 May 2006 ITF Beijing, China 50,000 Hard (i)   Chuang Chia-jung   Nina Bratchikova
  Līga Dekmeijere
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
Loss 3–4 Jun 2006 Surbiton Trophy, United Kingdom 25,000 Grass   Hsieh Su-wei   Casey Dellacqua
  Trudi Musgrave
3–6, 3–6
Win 4–4 Nov 2009 Toyota World Challenge, Japan 75,000 Carpet (i)   Marina Erakovic   Akari Inoue
  Akiko Yonemura
6–1, 6–4
Win 5–4 Apr 2010 Torneo Conchita Martínez, Spain 75,000 Hard   Alexandra Dulgheru   Yayuk Basuki
  Riza Zalameda
6–2, 6–0
Loss 5–5 Apr 2010 Soweto Open, South Africa 100,000 Hard   Marina Erakovic   Vitalia Diatchenko
  Eirini Georgatou
3–6, 7–5, [14–16]
Win 6–5 Sep 2010 ITF Noto, Japan 25,000 Carpet   Rika Fujiwara   Shuko Aoyama
  Akari Inoue
6–3, 6–3
Win 7–5 Oct 2010 Japan Open 100,000 Hard   Jill Craybas   Urszula Radwańska
  Olga Savchuk
6–3, 6–1
Loss 7–6 May 2011 Kurume Cup, Japan 50,000 Grass   Rika Fujiwara   Ayumi Oka
  Akiko Yonemura
3–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Loss 7–7 Jul 2014 ITF Bangkok, Thailand 10,000 Hard   Luksika Kumkhum   Varatchaya Wongteanchai
  Varunya Wongteanchai
3–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Loss 7–8 Oct 2019 ITF Hua Hin, Thailand 15,000 Hard   Kang Jiaqi   Patcharin Cheapchandej
  Punnin Kovapitukted
3–6, 4–6
Loss 7–9 Nov 2019 ITF Hua Hin, Thailand 25,000 Hard   Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove   Georgia Craciun
  Eva Guerrero Alvarez
2–6, 5–7
Win 8–9 Nov 2019 ITF Hua Hin, Thailand 25,000 Hard   Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove   Ng Kwan-yau
  Zheng Saisai
6–2, 7–6(5)

Top 10 winsEdit

Season 1998 ... 2001 ... 2003 ... 2008 2009 Total
Wins 1 2 1 2 1 7
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score TTR
1998
1.   Iva Majoli No. 6 Australian Open Hard 6–0, 6–2 No. 44
2001
2.   Nathalie Tauziat No. 10 Eastbourne International, UK Grass 6–7(1), 7–6(6), 6–3 No. 33
3.   Amélie Mauresmo No. 6 Wimbledon Championships, UK Grass 6–4, 6–4 No. 31
2003
4.   Daniela Hantuchová No. 9 US Open Hard 6–2, 6–4 No. 39
2008
5.   Dinara Safina No. 9 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands Grass F 7–5, 6–3 No. 85
6.   Jelena Janković No. 3 Wimbledon Championships, UK Grass 6–3, 6–2 No. 60
2009
7.   Dinara Safina No. 1 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands Grass SF 7–5, 7–5 No. 47

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The Premier 5 tournaments were reclassified as WTA 1000 tournaments in 2021.
  2. ^ a b In 2009, the German Open was replaced by the Madrid Open. The Premier Mandatory tournaments were reclassified as WTA 1000 tournaments in 2021.
  3. ^ a b In 2014, the Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open. The Premier 5 tournaments were reclassified as WTA 1000 tournaments in 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d Includes WTA Premier and WTA International tournaments. The WTA Tier II tournaments were reclassified as WTA Premier tournaments in 2009, while the WTA Tier III tournaments, WTA Tier IV tournaments and WTA Tier V tournaments were reclassified as WTA International tournaments the same year .
  5. ^ THe WTA Tier I tournaments were reclassifed as WTA Premier Mandatory & 5 in 2009.
  6. ^ The $50,000 ITF tournaments were reclassified as $60,000 in 2017.
  7. ^ The $75,000 ITF tournaments were reclassified as $75,000 in 2017.

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