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Vania King
King 2009 US Open 01.jpg
Country  United States
Residence Long Beach, CA
Date of birth February 3, 1989 (1989-02-03) (age 20)
Place of birth Monterey Park, CA
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb; 9.3 st)
Turned pro July 5, 2006
Plays Right, two-handed backhand
Career prize money US$946,535
Singles
Career record 108–108
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 50 (November 6, 2006)
Current ranking No. 77 (January 11, 2010)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 1r (2007, 2008)
French Open 2r (2008)
Wimbledon 2r (2006, 2009)
US Open 3r (2009)
Doubles
Career record 117–78
Career titles 8 WTA (2 ITF)
Highest ranking No. 23 (September 24, 2007)
Australian Open 2R (2007)
French Open 3R (2009)
Wimbledon QF (2009)
US Open 3R (2007)
Last updated on: September 21, 2009.

Vania King (traditional Chinese:金久慈) (born February 3, 1989 in Monterey Park, California, U.S.) is a female tennis player from the United States. She is a Taiwanese American.

On November 6, 2006, King achieved her career-high singles ranking:, at 50th overll. In 2009, she reached the Mixed Doubles final at the French Open, alongside Brazilian player Marcelo Melo, losing to number 1 seeds Liezel Huber/Bob Bryan.

King lost in the second round of the 2009 Wimbledon Championships to #15 Flavia Pennetta. She played in the ladies doubles with Anna-Lena Groenefeld, losing in the quarter-finals to eventual champions, Venus Williams and Serena Williams.

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Personal

King's parents moved to United States in 1982. She is the youngest of four children. Her brother, Phillip King, was a four time All-American at Duke University and two-time US junior champion. Her sister, Mindy, attended the University of Pennsylvania, and her sister Ivana attended Princeton University.

WTA Tour titles (8)

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Singles (1)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I Event (0)
WTA Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. October 15, 2006 Bangkok, Thailand Hard Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn 2–6, 6–4, 6–4

Doubles (7)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I Event (1)
WTA Tour (6)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
1. October 8, 2006 Tokyo, Japan Hard Croatia Jelena Kostanić Tošić Chinese Taipei Yung-Jan Chan
Chinese Taipei Chia-Jung Chuang
7–6(2), 5–7, 6–2
2. October 15, 2006 Bangkok, Thailand Hard Croatia Jelena Kostanić Tošić Argentina Mariana Diaz-Olivia
South Africa Natalie Grandin
7–5, 2–6, 7–5
3. May 14, 2007 Fes, Morocco Clay India Sania Mirza Romania Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
Russia Anastassia Rodionova
6–1, 6–2
4. October 12, 2007 Kolkata, India Hard Russia Alla Kudryavtseva Italy Alberta Brianti
Ukraine Mariya Koryttseva
6–1, 6–4
5. September 21, 2008 Tokyo, Japan Hard Russia Nadia Petrova United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Samantha Stosur
6–1, 6–4
6. November 2, 2008 Quebec City, Canada Hard Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld United StatesJill Craybas
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
7–6(3), 6–4
7. January 11, 2009 Brisbane, Australia Hard Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld Poland Klaudia Jans
Poland Alicja Rosolska
3–6, 7–5, [10–5]

Finalist

Doubles

Mixed Doubles

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Simple English

Vania King (born February 3 1989) is an American tennis player. She was born in Monterrey Park, California. King was ranked the 50th best player in the world in 2006.

She won her first singles title against Tamarine Tanasugarn at Bangkok, Thailand. Vania won 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. Kingalso won the doubles title at Bangkok with partner Jelena Kostanic. Kingwas a runner-up with her partner Alexa Glatch for the 2005 US Open Juniors.

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