Date of birth : 1991-01-13
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Taipei, Taiwan
Nationality : Taiwanese
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-11
Kai-Chen Chang is a professional Taiwanese tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is 82nd, which she reached on July 5, 2010.
Her career high in doubles is 126th, which she reached on October 19, 2009.
Chang during the Barcelona Ladies Open 2011
Chang was born in Taiwan and is a right-handed player. She qualified for the 2009 U.S. Open. Chang beat 25th seed Kaia Kanepi 6–0, 2–6, 6–2 in her first round match. At the 2009 Toray Pan Pacific Open, Chang defeated WTA No. 1 Dinara Safina 7–6, 4–6, 7–5 in her second round match.
Coached by Johnnie Brown; also travels with father
Father is Chin Lai Chang and mother is Yu Mei Jun (sell seafood in markets in Taiwan); has two older brothers, Yao Lun and Yao Chung (both play tennis)
Born and raised in Taiwan, an hour from Taipei; splits training between Taiwan and Delray Beach, Florida (International Tennis Academy)
Started playing tennis at age 6 when introduced to sport by brothers at local tennis club
Aggressive baseliner whose favorite shot is backhand; favorite surface is hard
Idolized Justine Henin and Roger Federer when growing up
Enjoys travelling and meeting new people, but misses family when travelling
Would have studied to be an architect if wasn't a tennis player
Goal is to reach Top 10.
View the full website biography of Kai-Chen Chang.