Father, Shun-Yi Lee, is a physicist; mother, Vanni Lee, is a DP Coordinator; older sister, Vivien Lee Talghader, is married and has a doctorate degree in electrical engineering...Graduated from high school in 1994...Most memorable experience is speaking in front of elementary school children about how she got started in tennis...Pet peeve is people who don't throw away trash...Describes herself as quiet, friendly, tall and skinny...Admires Patrick Rafter for his unbelievable athleticism at net...Hobbies include playing Scrabble anytime and anywhere, photography, sending e-mail and checking results on the Internet, reading, arts and crafts, and karaoke.
• In juniors, won the 1993 USTA 18s Nationals and the 1993 Easter Bowl 18s; won the 1991 USTA Girls 14s Nationals and Easter Bowl 14s; named the 1993 Tennis Magazine Junior Player of the Year; ranked No. 3 in the ITF junior world rankings in 1993
SINGLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 2002 - ITF/Surbiton-GBR; 2001 - ITF/Mawah-USA.Quarterfinalist (5): 2001 - Tashkent, Shanghai; 2000 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 1999 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 1997 - Tokyo [Japan Open].DOUBLESWinner (3): 2003 - Doha (w/Prakusya); 2002 - Shanghai (w/Kournikova); 2001 - Stanford (w/Prakusya). Finalist (3): 2001 - Oklahoma City (w/Prakusya), Bali (w/Prakusya), Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Prakusya).Semifinalist (10): 2004 - Stanford (w/Kostanic); 2002 - Miami (w/Prakusya); Memphis (w/Prakusya), Tokyo [Princess Cup] (w/Prakusya), Zurich (w/Prakusya); 2001 - Canberra (w/Prakusya), Antwerp (w/Tulyaganova), Tokyo [Princess Cup] (w/McQuillan); 1998 - Gold Coast (w/L. Lee); 1997 - Oklahoma City (w/L. Lee).MIXED DOUBLESQuarterfinalist (1): 2003 - Australian Open (w/Palmer).ADDITIONALChinese Taipei Fed Cup Team 2000. Chinese Taipei Olympic Team 2000.
1998 - At Australian Open, recorded the 24th-fastest serve on WTA Tour for the season, 106.3 miles per hour (171 Km/h)2000 - As a qualifier, equaled best Grand Slam performance by reaching 3r at US Open; as a qualifier, reached Tokyo [Japan Open] QF for third time in four years2001 - At Tashkent reached fourth career QF and first not at Tokyo [Japan Open], but was forced to withdraw from QF due to nausea; quarterfinalist for a second time at Shanghai; in doubles, w/Prakusya, upset top seeds Raymond/Stubbs to reach first final at Oklahoma City, falling in 3s to Coetzer/McNeil; collected first doubles title on WTA Tour at Stanford with Prakusya with wins over the No. 2 and No. 4 seeds; reached third and fourth finals of the year with Prakusya at Bali and the Tokyo [Japan Open]; at Tokyo [Princess Cup], w/McQuillan, d. Navratilova/Sanchez-Vicario in a third-set tie-break to reach SF2002 - Started season at Australian Open as world No. 115, and lost 1r to No. 9 Mauresmo (No. 7 seed) 61 60; won doubles title at ITF/Midland-USA, w/Tatarkova; reached Memphis SF in doubles with Prakusya; ranked No. 108, qualified at Miami and upset No. 56 Neffa-de los Rios 63 26 76(1) before falling to former No. 1-ranked, No. 3 seed Hingis 61 60; reached Miami doubles SF w/Prakusya; made Roland Garros main draw for first time in three years, but fell 1r to No. 23 seed Kremer 61 76; at ITF/Surbiton-GBR, won second ITF Circuit title with wins over two former US collegiate champions (Webb and Granville); captured second career doubles title at Shanghai playing firs time w/Kournikova; doubles semifinalist at Zurich w/Prakusya; with withdrawal of one team, qualified for the season-ending doubles championship for first time, with partner Prakusya; lost 1r to No. 2 seeds and defending champions Raymond/Stubbs; ended season at a career-high No. 22 world doubles ranking2003 - W/Prakuysa, collected third career doubles title at Doha; qualified at Birmingham, d. Weingartner before l. 2r to Vento-Kabchi; qualified at Wimbledon, l. 1r to Asagoe; forced to retire in Shanghai doubles QF when partner, Morariu, suffered right shoulder tendonitis; as a world No. 169 LL at Philadelphia, l. 1r to world No. 31 Pisnik (seeded No. 10 when two higher seeds withdrew); reached SF at ITF/Coatzacoalcos-MEX and Won doubles titles at ITF/Lexington-USA w/Lehnhoff and ITF/Pittsburgh-USA w/Frazier2004 - In singles, failed to qualify at nine Tour events, Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, but in doubles, reached SF at Stanford (w/Kostanic) and US Open QF (w/Peng - d. No.4 seeds Petrova/Shaughnessy en route).2005 - Played lone Tour main draw singles match of season at Guangzhou as qualifier, losing to Obziler in 1r.
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