Xia Jiaping

Xia Jiaping (Chinese: 夏嘉平; born 1 March 1969) is a former professional tennis player from the People's Republic of China.

Xia Jiaping
Full nameXia Jiaping
Country (sports) China
Born (1969-03-01) 1 March 1969
Shanghai, China
Prize money$39,911
Singles
Career record7–15
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 252 (15 April 1991)
Doubles
Career record3–14
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 313 (14 November 1994)

Biography

Xia, the grandson of a Chinese Davis Cup player, comes from Shanghai.[1]

In the 1990s he competed in the main draw of ATP Tour level tournaments in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai. He was runner-up at a 1996 Challenger event in Beijing.[2]

Representative career

During his career he represented the People's Republic of China in the Asian Games, Davis Cup and Summer Olympics.[3]

From 1989 to 1997, Xia played in a total of 18 Davis Cup ties for China. He won 20 singles matches, 29 overall, which is a team record.

At the 1990 Asian Games in Beijing he won two gold medals, in the men's doubles with Meng Qianghua and the other as a member of the men's team.[4]

He partnered Meng Qianghua again at the 1992 Atlanta Olympics, where they were beaten in the first round of the men's doubles by Switzerland's Jakob Hlasek and Marc Rosset.[5]

In Hiroshima in 1994 he won another Asian Games gold medal, with Li Fang in the mixed doubles.[3]

He also made the men's doubles draw at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. With partner Pan Bing, the Chinese pairing won the first set of their opening round match against India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes, before losing in three sets.[6]

References

  1. "Jia-Ping Xia - Bio - ATP World Tour - Tennis". Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  2. "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Beijing Challenger - 23 September - 29 September 1996". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  3. Ghai, Akash (3 January 2006). "Lawn tennis becoming popular in China". The Tribune. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  4. "Former Asian champion gives thumbs up to rising star". Sina Corp. 28 October 2007. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  5. "Atlanta 96 - All The Key Results - Day 7". The Herald. 27 July 1996. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  6. "Xia Jiaping Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
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