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Sun Tiantian

Date of Birth October 12, 1981
Birthplace He Nan, China
Height 5' 9" (65 kg)
Weight 143 1/2 lbs. (1.75 m)
Plays Right-handed
Status Pro

Current Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Rankings - As of 8/29/2005
Singles 180
Porsche Race - Singles138
Doubles 34

WTA Ranking History
Season-Ending Singles 2004-118; 2003-141; 2002-228; 2001-375; 2000-364 
Career-High Singles No. 94 (July 5, 2004)
Career-High Doubles No. 18 (October 4, 2004)


Quarterfinalist (1): 2005 - Hyderabad.

Winner (6): 2005 - Estoril (w/Li), ITF/Bronx, NY-USA (w/Li); 2004 - Olympics (w/Li), Guangzhou (w/Li); 2003 - Vienna (w/Li), Quebec City (w/Li), Pattaya City (w/Li).
Finalist (3): 2005 - Hyderabad (w/Li), ITF/Beijing-CHN (w/Li); 2004 - Hyderabad (w/Li); 2003 - Tashkent (w/Sun).
Semifinalist (9): 2005 - Rabat (w/Li); 2004 - Miami (w/Li), Rome (w/Li), Vienna (w/Li), Beijing (w/Li); 2003 - Hyderabad (w/Li), Palermo (w/Li); 2002 - Shanghai (w/Li); 2001 - Shanghai (w/Shen).

Chinese Olympic Team 2004, Chinese Fed Cup 2005.
2000 - Won two ITF Circuit doubles titles
2001 - Reached first WTA Tour doubles SF at Shanghai (w/Shen) and won two ITF Circuit doubles titles
2002 - Reached second WTA Tour doubles SF, this time w/Li at Shanghai; won two ITF Circuit doubles titles
2003 - Reached SF at Hyderabad w/Li and later won first Tour doubles title together at Vienna; after a SF appearance w/Li at Palermo, won back-to-back titles at Quebec City and Pattaya City; won seven ITF Circuit doubles titles
2004 - Best career finish in season highlighted by strong doubles play, incl. historic Olympic gold medal; in singles as world No.111, qualified for debut Wimbledon, then d. Garbin in 3s in 1r (l. to Kremer in 2r); also qualified at Amelia Island, d. No.53 Black in 1r (best career win), l. in 2r 62 75 to eventual champion Davenport; also qualified for Gold Coast, Doha, Miami and Charleston (l. 1r at each); in doubles at Olympics (w/T.Li), d. No.4 seeds Molik/Stubbs in QF, No.7 seeds Suarez/Tarabini 9-7 third set in SF, and No.2 seeds C.Martinez/Ruano Pascual 63 63 in final to win Olympic gold medal, China's first-ever tennis medal; also (w/T.Li), won title at Guangzhou (their fifth title as a team overall), runners-up at Hyderabad, and SF at Miami (d. No.3 seeds L.Huber/Sugiyama en route, ret. vs. Petrova/Shaughnessy after first set when T.Li suffered right knee sprain), Rome, Vienna and Beijing; on ITF Circuit, runner-up in singles at $50,000 ITF/Shenzhen 1-CHN
FEBRUARY - Reached first career singles QF in first event of season at Hyderabad, defeating Nemeckova in 1r and No.6 seed Tanasugarn in next match before loss to No.2 seed Groenefeld; finished as runner-up in doubles (w/Li) for second straight year at Hyderabad, falling to countrywomen Yan/Zheng.

APRIL - Captured first doubles title of season at Estoril (w/Li), defeating Krajicek/Nagyova in championship match; went 3-0 in doubles action (w/Li) to advance China to World Group II Playoffs.

MAY - Reached SF in doubles at Rabat (w/Li).

JUNE - Finished as runner-up in doubles (w/Li) at $50K ITF/Beijing-CHN.

AUGUST - Qualified for main singles draw at Los Angeles, defeated lucky loser Alves in 1r before loss to No.17 seed Bartoli; also reached SF in doubles at Los Angeles (w/Li); won doubles title (w/Sun) at $50K ITF/Bronx, NY-USA.

Coached by Qi Zhang; prefers hardcourts...Parents, father Wu Ju and mother Xiu Feng, introduced her to tennis at age eight...Favorites include the color blue, lilies, pop music, Chinese food and orange juice...Other sport interest is in football...Favorite place to visit is London...Admires former No. 1 Steffi Graf...Self-desribed as 'happy' and 'active.'



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