Introduced to tennis at school at age 9...Coached by Chahoon Im...A baseline player who prefers grass courts; best stroke is the forehand...Mother, Song-Boon Um, is a homemaker; father, Jong-Sik Jeon, is a taxi driver; has two younger sisters, Mi-He and Mi-Ok...Graduated from high school in 1996...Favorite movie is Judge Dred; favorite actor is Sylvester Stallone...Enjoys basketball and cooking...Likes to visit Melbourne because it is very clean and the people are so kind...Admires Stefan Edberg for his manners.
• In juniors, was a finalist at 1994 Wimbledon; won the 1994 Coco-Cola Super Junior
SINGLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 2002 - ITF/Seoul-KOR; 2001 - ITF/Easton-USA; 2000 - ITF/Bangkok-THA, ITF/Osaka-JPN; 1993 - ITF/Seoul II-KOR, ITF/Taipei III-TPE.Quarterfinalist (1): 1995 - Beijing.DOUBLESWinner (1): 2005 - ITF/Wuxi-CHN (w/Prakusya); 2004 - Seoul (w/Cho).Finalist: 2005 - ITF/Ibaraki-JPN (w/Takase).Semifinalist (3): 2002 - Shanghai (w/Cho); 2001 - Pattaya City (w/Kim); 1998 - Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Noorlander).ADDITIONALKorean Fed Cup Team 1994, 1996.
1993 - Unseeded, won second ITF Circuit tournament ever played: ITF/Seoul-KOR1995 - As a qualifier, reached QF at Beijing with wins over Tu and No. 5 seed Ghirardi-Rubbi; world ranking vaulted from No. 274 to No. 194, cracking the Top 200 for the first time1997 - As world No. 231, d. top seed and No. 98 Endo in SF of ITF/Gifu-JPN; fell in final to Guse 75 752000 - Seven years after winning first and second professional titles on ITF Circuit, won two more: ITF/Bangkok-THA and ITF/Osaka-JPN2002 - Seeded No. 7, upset No. 1 and No. 5 seeds to collect ITF/Seoul-KOR; qualified for Birmingham, then won 1r over Taylor before falling to Fernandez 64 64; Grand Slam debut at US Open was as a qualifier, falling 1r to No. 18 seed Sugiyama2003 - Finalist at ITF/Seoul I-KOR and won doubles w/Hisamatsu; won doubles w/Hisamatsu at ITF/Haibara-JPN; reached doubles final w/S. Okamoto at ITF/Beijing-CHN, upsetting No. 1 seeds in SF; finished runner-up at ITF/Mt. Gambier-AUS by upsetting No. 1 seed Dominikovic in QF2004 - Won first Tour title of career in doubles (w/Cho) at Seoul, but failed to qualify in singles at three Tour events, Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open; on ITF Circuit, finalist twice in singles and won two doubles titles.2005 - Won 12th career ITF Circuit doubles title (w/Prakusya) at $25K ITF/Wuxi-CHN.
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