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VANIA KING

United States

Road to Singapore

25th

DOUBLES

D.O.B.
Feb 3
1989
Height
5' 5"
1.65 m
Weight
130 lbs.
59 kg
Plays
Right-handed
two-handed backhand
Status
Pro
July 5, 2006
Personal
Coached by Tarik Benhabiles ... Father is David; mother is Karen; has one brother (Phillip) and two sisters (Mindy and Ivana) ... Started playing tennis at age 4 ... Relaxes by reading, singing, playing video games ... Favorite tournaments are Brisbane and Charleston
Career Highlights
SINGLES
Winner (1): 2006 - Bangkok.
Finalist (2): 2016 - Nanchang; 2013 - Guangzhou.

DOUBLES
Winner (15): 2016 - Shenzhen (w/Niculescu); 2011 - Cincinnati, Moscow (both w/Shvedova); 2010 - Memphis (w/Krajicek), Strasbourg (w/Cornet), Wimbledon, US Open (both w/Shvedova); 2009 - Brisbane (w/Groenefeld), Qu‚bec City (w/Strycova); 2008 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/Petrova), Qu‚bec City (w/Groenefeld); 2007 - FŠs (w/Mirza), Kolkata (w/Kudryavtseva); 2006 - Tokyo [Japan Open], Bangkok (both w/Kostanic Tosic).
Finalist (17): 2016 - Birmingham (w/Kudryavtseva); 2014 - Bogot  (w/Scheepers); 2013 - Guangzhou (w/Voskoboeva); 2012 - Stanford (w/Gajdosova), Carlsbad (w/Petrova); 2011 - Monterrey (w/Groenefeld), Rome, US Open, Osaka (all w/Shvedova); 2010 - Monterrey (w/Groenefeld), Charleston (w/Krajicek), 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Shvedova); 2008 - Pattaya City (w/Hsieh); 2007 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/Stubbs), Guangzhou (w/Sun), Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Chuang); 2006 - Guangzhou (w/Kostanic Tosic).

MIXED DOUBLES
Finalist (1): 2009 - Roland Garros (w/Melo).

ADDITIONAL
US Fed Cup Team, 2006-09, 2011.
Career Review
2015 - Returned to tour in August; fell 1r once (US Open) and in qualifying once; also won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2014 - SF twice at Shenzhen (withdrew prior to match vs. Peng w/right thigh injury) and Bogot  (l. to Garcia); QF at Washington DC (withdrew prior to match vs. Kuznetsova w/right hip injury); reached 2r five times (incl. US Open); fell 1r seven times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying twice; did not play after US Open (withdrew from Guangzhou w/right hip injury).

2013 - Fifth straight Top 100 season (sixth overall); runner-up at Guangzhou (l. to Zhang in final); reached 2r four times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r five times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open) and in qualifying seven times (incl. Australian Open); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2012 - Another Top 100 season; SF at Washington DC (l. to Pavlyuchenkova); QF at Pattaya City; reached 3r twice (incl. Australian Open) and 2r six times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r nine times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying once.

2011 - Another Top 100 season; QF at Seoul; reached 3r three times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open) and 2r five times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r five times (incl. Wimbledon and Memphis - l. to Rybarikova 61 36 76(9); held 4mp in third set - 2mp at 5-4 then 2mp at 7-6 and 8-7 in tie-break) and in qualifying six times; won two WTA doubles titles (both w/Shvedova) and qualified for WTA Finals in doubles (w/Shvedova - l. in SFs); set doubles career-high No.3 on June 11.

2010 - Another Top 100 season; SF at Strasbourg (l. to Barrois); QF at Monterrey; reached 2r nine times (incl. Australian Open, US Open); fell 1r seven times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying four times; won two Grand Slam doubles titles at Wimbledon and US Open (both w/Shvedova); qualified for WTA Finals in doubles (w/Shvedova - l. in SFs); also won two WTA doubles titles w/other partners; made Top 10 and Top 5 debuts in doubles simultaneously on September 13 (rose from No.15 to No.4).

2009 - Another Top 100 season; QF at Monterrey; reached 3r once (US Open) and 2r seven times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r three times and in qualifying eight times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros); won two WTA doubles titles; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2008 - QF at Cincinnati; reached 2r five times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 13 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying twice; won two WTA doubles titles.

2007 - QF twice at Bangkok and Qu‚bec City; reached 3r once and 2r nine times; fell 1r 10 times (incl. all four majors) and in qualifying twice; won two WTA doubles titles.

2006 - First Top 50 season; won first WTA title at Bangkok (d. Tanasugarn in final); SF at Bangalore (ret. vs. Santangelo w/GI illness); reached 3r once and 2r six times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open); fell 1r five times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying six times (incl. Australian Open); made Top 100 debut on April 3 (rose from No.101 to No.90) and Top 50 debut on November 6 (rose from No.53 to No.50); won two WTA doubles titles.

2005 - Played first WTA main draw at US Open, reaching 2r (as WC into qualifying); fell in qualifying once.

2004 - Played first WTA qualifying at US Open (as WC); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2003 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.
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