Vania King 2x Grand Slam Champion describes that Winning Wimbledon moment Parent Coaching and Asian heritage


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This episode is so special I can’t wait to share it with you! AS it is May, we are celebrating Asian American Heritage Month and interviewing some of the important people who have made an impact in the tennis world. The USTA Committee for Diversity and Inclusion has invited me to be the chairperson for the Asian American subcommittee with the focus of raising awareness of Asian Americans in Tennis. In this episode we get privilege of hearing from 2 time grand slam champion Vania King! A fixture on the WTA Tour for the last 15 years, King has won 16 WTA titles in her career—one in singles AT THE 2006 Bangkok TOURNAMENT and 15 in doubles, including two Grand Slam women’s doubles championships at Wimbledon and the US Open, both in 2010 with partner Yaroslava Shvedova. The 31-year-old Californian also reached the women’s doubles semifinals at the 2011 French Open and the quarterfinals at the Australian Open in 2012 and 2016, and she teamed with Marcelo Melo to reach the French Open mixed doubles final in 2009. In singles play, King has reached the third round of every Grand Slam except Wimbledon, where she advanced to the second round twice. She reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 50 in November 2006, just four months after turning pro, and she was ranked as high as No. 3 in the world in doubles in June 2011. King represented the U.S. in eight Fed Cup ties between 2006 and 2011. VANIA and I talked for over an hour and half and honestly I wish it was longer. Her openness and insights are really inspiring so I hope you love this conversation as much as I do! This is part one of the conversation.  Lets welcome Champion Vania King to the Tennispal Chronicles. ___________________________________________________ Tennis PAL Chronicles is a tennis podcast to feed your passion for the game! We are tennis fans that interview tennis professionals and discuss tips, news, and reviews for your tennis obsession. Our global Fan Favorite reports are created by passionate fans who share news about their favorite players. Host Phillip Kim is the Tennis Pro at the historic Langham Huntington in Pasadena as well as the Director of Tennis for the City of Azusa and an avid player and coach.  Visit to download the tennis app everyone is talking about and access the show notes!  Send an email to for more information. Download from iTunes here Thanks for recommending and listening!