Best Korean Tennis players
The world has seen some very talented tennis players come out of South Korea, this includes both men and woman. Lee Hyung-taik was born in Hoengseong County in a potato farming village in South Korea. He has won one singles title and achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 36 but is currently retired. After his retirement, he opened an academy called the ”Lee Hyung Taik Tennis Academy”.
Park Sung-hees birthplace is South Korea and also a retired tennis player. Park first turned professional in 1989. In her career she was victorious with titles of 7 singles and 7 doubles on the International Tennis Federation Circuit. During her career on Woman’s Tennis Association Tour she managed to get 4 doubles finals. She also had the best Grand Slam performances which also came in doubles with her partner Wang Shi-ting. They reached round 16 at French Open in 1996, Australian Open in 1997 and the Australian Open in 1998. Her rank was 34 in doubles and singles she reached 57.
Jeon Mi-ra was born in Gunsan and is a former female South Korean tennis player. Jeon was the runner-up in the 1994 Wimbledon Championships girls singles, unfortunately losing to Martina Hingis. As a professional tennis player, she won one Woman’s Tennis Association Tour doubles title, and reached a career-high doubles ranking of 120, in October 2004.
Kim Bong-soo is also a former tennis player from South Korea, who in 1988 represented his country at the Summer Olympics held in Seoul . This is where Bong scored an upset win over the favoured Henri Leconte a French contender. He, a right-hander achieved his best singles game in the Association of Tennis Professionals -ranking on December 11, 1989, when he became the number 129 in the world.
Female tennis player Kim Il-soon is a retired player from South Korea, who represented her country twice in 1992 & 1988 at the Summer Olympics. She has won 9 career singles and 18 career doubles at the WTA Tour and ITF Pro Circuit main draw matches.
Cho Yoon-jeong from Andong, South Korea. Cho Yoon-jeong is a retired South Korean tennis player who won 1 doubles title during her tenure on the Woman’s Tennis Association Tour. This took place at Seoul in the year 2004. She peaked at the Grand Slam event where she had her best performance. She made it to the 3rd round of the 2005 U.S. Open by beating Arantxa Parra Santonja. In three sets in the her first round, she gained momentum in the second round defeating Gisela Dulko and the lost to Justine Henin-Hardenne. She managed to reach a rank of 45 in singles and a rank of 98 in doubles.
Kim So-jung was born in Seoul, South Korea. Her highest Woman’s Tournament Association singles ranking is 214, which she reached on August 9, 2010. Her career high in doubles is 382, which she reached on July 17, 2006. She won silver for the mixed double teams’ event after defeating the Taiwanese team at the 2009 Universiade Games. She has also played in the Korea Open. The Korea Open is a professional women’s tennis tournament held in Seoul.