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Amber Liu (tennis)

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Country (sports)  United States
Career record  85–98
Weight  54 kg
Parents  Valerie Liu, Marvin Liu
Prize money  $112,326
Height  1.7 m
Children  Lani Chang, Maile Chang
Turned pro  2000
Role  tennis player
Education  Stanford University
Residence  La Mesa, California
Name  Amber Liu
Spouse  Michael Chang (m. 2008)

Amber Liu (tennis) shoots to return a shot wearing a red striped shirt and white short pants in the Bank of the West Classic

Born  July 6, 1984 (age 31)Santa Monica, California (1984-07-06)
Plays  Right-handed (two-handed backhand)

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Amber Christine Liu Chang (born July 6, 1984 in Santa Monica, California) is an American former professional tennis player and the wife of fellow tennis pro Michael Chang. At Stanford University, she was a two-time NCAA singles champion in 2003 and 2004. Her highest ranking was World No. 241 in singles and No. 600 in doubles.

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College

Amber Liu (tennis) while playing tennis wearing a white sleeveless shirt and red short pants

Liu attended Stanford University from 2002 to 2006, where she studied economics, interned in investment banking at Goldman Sachs, and played on the women's tennis team, compiling a 94–23 record in singles and leading the team to become NCAA team champions for three straight years, 2004 to 2006. She was a two-time NCAA singles champion in 2003 and 2004, NCAA doubles finalist in 2005, and four-time All-American. Liu was the fourth Stanford women's player to become a two-time NCAA singles champion, following Patty Fendick, Sandra Birch and Laura Granville.

2005

Amber Liu (tennis) while playing tennis wearing all red clothes and a white shoes

Liu injured her shoulder in the summer of 2005, which caused her ranking to drop.

2008

Amber Liu (tennis) while being interviewed wearing a dark blue shirt and a white hat

In July, Liu was invited as a wildcard to play women's singles at the Bank of the West Classic held at her alma mater Stanford University. There she played her final match as a professional, losing in the first round to fifth-seeded and World No. 13 Patty Schnyder of Switzerland.

Personal life

Her parents are Marvin and Valerie Liu, both Stanford graduates. Her father is a physician and her mother is an attorney. Liu was coached by Emmanuel Udozorh and International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee Michael Chang. Chang and Liu married on October 18, 2008, and have two daughters, Lani (born December 9, 2010) and Maile (born February 2013).

References

Amber Liu (tennis) Wikipedia