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Els Callens
Els Callens
Country (sports)  Belgium
Residence Antwerp, Belgium
Born (1970-08-20) 20 August 1970 (age 47)
Antwerp, Belgium
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 1990
Retired 2011
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,666,023
Singles
Career record 358-309
Career titles 0 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest ranking No. 43 (17 February 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2000)
French Open 2R (1995, 1998, 1999, 2000)
Wimbledon 3R (2002)
US Open 3R (1996)
Doubles
Career record 315-224
Career titles 10 WTA, 10 ITF
Highest ranking No. 12 (14 May 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2000)
French Open QF (1999)
Wimbledon QF (1997, 1998)
US Open SF (2000)
Team competitions
Fed Cup W (2001)

Els Callens (born 20 August 1970) is a former professional female tennis player from Belgium.

Callens was born in Antwerp, and became professional in January 1990.

Her biggest achievement came in 2000 during the Summer Olympics in Sydney where she won the bronze medal in doubles, partnering Dominique Van Roost-Monami.

She retired on Wednesday 26 October 2005 after she lost her second round match at the Gaz de France Stars tournament in Hasselt.

Nowadays, Callens is a sports commentator for the Belgian public broadcast Eén.

Els Callens retired from tennis 2011.

WTA Tour finals

Singles: 1 (0-1)

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
WTA Championships (0-0)
Tier I (0-0) Premier Mandatory (0-0)
Tier II (0-0) Premier 5 (0-0)
Tier III (0-1) Premier (0-0)
Tier IV & V (0-0) International (0-0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 27 October 1996 Quebec City, Canada Carpet United States Lisa Raymond 4-6, 4-6

Doubles: 22 (10-12)

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
WTA Championships (0-0)
Tier I (0-0) Premier Mandatory (0-0)
Tier II (0-0) Premier 5 (0-0)
Tier III (0-0) Premier (0-0)
Tier IV & V (0-0) International (0-0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 6 January 1996 Auckland, New Zealand Clay France Julie Halard-Decugis Canada Jill Hetherington
Australia Kristine Kunce
6-1, 6-0
Runner-up 1. 19 May 1996 Cardiff, Wales Clay Belgium Laurence Courtois United States Katrina Adams
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
0-6, 4-6
Winner 2. 14 June 1998 Birmingham, England Grass France Julie Halard-Decugis United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Winner 3. 22 November 1998 Pattaya, Thailand Hard France Julie Halard-Decugis Japan Rika Hiraki
Poland Aleksandra Olsza
3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Winner 4. 13 August 2000 Los Angeles, California, USA Hard Belgium Dominique Van Roost United States Kimberly Po
France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
6-2, 7-5
Runner-up 2. 5 November 2000 Quebec City, Canada Hard United States Kimberly Po Australia Nicole Pratt
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
3-6, 4-6
Winner 5. 13 May 2001 Berlin, Germany Clay United States Meghann Shaughnessy Zimbabwe Cara Black
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
6-4, 6-3
Winner 6. 19 May 2001 Antwerp, Belgium Clay Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual Netherlands Kristie Boogert
Netherlands Miriam Oremans
6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Runner-up 3. 16 September 2001 Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA Hard Australia Nicole Pratt Slovenia Tina Kri?an
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
2-6, 3-6
Runner-up 4. 28 October 2001 Linz, Austria Hard United States Chanda Rubin Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Doki?
Russia Nadia Petrova
1-6, 4-6
Runner-up 5. 3 February 2002 Tokyo, Japan Carpet Italy Roberta Vinci United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
1-6, 1-6
Runner-up 6. 7 April 2002 Sarasota, Florida, USA Clay Spain Conchita Martínez Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Doki?
Russia Elena Likhovtseva
7-6(7-5), 3-6, 3-6
Winner 7. 16 June 2002 Birmingham, England Grass Japan Shinobu Asagoe United States Kimberly Po
France Nathalie Tauziat
6-4, 6-3
Winner 8. 15 June 2003 Birmingham, England Grass United States Meilen Tu Australia Alicia Molik
United States Martina Navratilova
7-5, 6-4
Runner-up 7. 10 August 2003 Los Angeles, California, USA Hard Russia Elena Bovina France Mary Pierce
Australia Rennae Stubbs
3-6, 3-6
Runner-up 8. 2 November 2003 Quebec City, Canada Carpet United States Meilen Tu China Ting Li
China Sun Tiantian
3-6, 3-6
Runner-up 9. 16 January 2004 Hobart, Australia Hard Austria Barbara Schett Japan Shinobu Asagoe
Japan Seiko Okamoto
6-2, 4-6, 3-6
Winner 9. 22 February 2004 Antwerp, Belgium Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black Switzerland Myriam Casanova
Greece Eleni Daniilidou
6-2, 6-2
Runner-up 10. 11 April 2004 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik France Marion Bartoli
France Émilie Loit
4-6, 2-6
Runner-up 11. 15 August 2004 Vancouver, Canada Hard Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld United States Bethanie Mattek
United States Abigail Spears
3-6, 3-6
Runner-up 12. 7 November 2004 Quebec City, Canada Hard Australia Samantha Stosur United States Carly Gullickson
Argentina María Emilia Salerni
5-7, 5-7
Winner 10. 20 February 2005 Antwerp, Belgium Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Russia Dinara Safina
3-6, 6-4, 6-4

ITF Finals

Singles Finals: 14 (11-3)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 19 Febeuary 1990 Manchester, United Kingdom Carpet Germany Ingrid Peltzer 6-4, 6-4
Winner 2. 7 May 1990 Cascais, Portugal Clay Netherlands Claire Wegink 6-1, 6-1
Winner 3. 4 February 1991 Bergen, Norway Carpet Denmark Sofie Albinus 6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 4. 11 February 1991 Danderyd, Sweden Carpet (i) Sweden Catarina Lindqvist 4-6, 6-4, 2-6
Winner 5. 21 October 1991 Swindon, United Kingdom Carpet Sweden Cecilia Dahlman 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
Winner 6. 28 October 1991 Croydon, United Kingdom Carpet United Kingdom Sara Gomer 6-1, 6-0
Winner 7. 19 October 1992 Moulins, France Hard Czech Republic Petra Holubová 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
Winner 8. 31 October 1993 Poitiers, France Hard France Lea Ghirardi 6-0, 6-1
Winner 9. 21 March 1994 Brest, France Hard Madagascar Dally Randriantefy 6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 10. 14 December 1997 Bad Gögging, Germany Carpet (i) France Nathalie Dechy 4-6, 1-6
Runner-up 11. 22 August 1999 Bronx, United States Hard United States Erika de Lone 1-6, ret.
Winner 12. 24 October 1999 Southampton, United Kingdom Carpet (i) Austria Patricia Wartusch 6-3, 6-3
Winner 13. 30 October 2001 Bolton, United Kingdom Hard (i) Morocco Bahia Mouhtassine 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
Winner 14. 26 November 2002 Minneapolis, United States Hard (i) Slovakia Stanislava Hrozenská 7-5, 6-3

Doubles Finals: 16

Outcome No Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 6 August 1990 Rebecq, Belgium Clay Belgium Caroline Wuillot Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
Romania Irina Spîrlea
6-4, 6-2
Winner 2. 3 September 1990 Wigan, United Kingdom Hard Belgium Caroline Wuillot Sweden Jenny Thielmann
Netherlands Claire Wegink
7-5, 6-0
Runner-up 3. 10 September 1990 Eastbourne, United Kingdom Hard Germany Tanja Hauschildt Sweden Maria Lindström
United States Heather Ludloff
6-7(6-8), 1-6
Runner-up 4. 11 November 1991 Swindon, United Kingdom Carpet Switzerland Michele Strebel Israel Ilana Berger
South Africa Tessa Price
2-6, 5-7
Winner 5. 12 April 1992 Limoges, France Carpet (i) Switzerland Michele Strebel Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva
Czech Republic Sylvia ?tevková
4-6, 6-1, 6-4
Runner-up 6. 14 September 1992 Madeira, Portugal Hard Germany Julia Jehs Denmark Karin Ptaszek
Sweden Marianne Vallin
1-6, 3-6
Winner 7. 22 November 1992 Nottingham, United Kingdom Carpet (i) Bulgaria Elena Pampoulova Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
Romania Irina Spîrlea
7-6(7-3), 6-4
Runner-up 8. 31 October 1993 Poitiers, France Hard Belgium Nancy Feber Ukraine Olga Lugina
Bulgaria Elena Pampoulova
4-6, 6-3, 3-6
Winner 9. 27 March 1994 Brest, France Hard Denmark Karin Ptaszek Italy Susanna Attili
Italy Elena Savoldi
6-4, 6-1
Winner 10. 29 March 1997 Woodlands, United States Hard United States Liezel Huber France Nathalie Dechy
France Lea Ghirardi
6-4, 6-2
Winner 11. 21 September 1998 Seattle, United States Hard United States Liezel Huber United States Lilia Osterloh
United States Mashona Washington
6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Winner 12. 18 October 1998 Southampton, United Kingdom Carpet (i) Belgium Laurence Courtois France Amélie Cocheteux
France Émilie Loit
6-2, 6-2
Runner-up 13. 13 August 2001 Bronx, United States Hard Netherlands Kristie Boogert Argentina Clarisa Fernández
Japan Rika Fujiwara
6-2, 6-7(3-7), 4-6
Winner 14. 26 November 2002 Minneapolis, United States Hard (i) Japan Shinobu Asagoe Japan Rika Hiraki
Japan Nana Smith
7-6(7-3), 7-6(7-3)
Runner-up 15. 9 November 2004 Pittsburgh, United States Hard Australia Samantha Stosur United States Teryn Ashley
United States Laura Granville
6-2, 3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 16. 4 July 2011 Brussels, Belgium Clay Belgium Nancy Feber Netherlands Marcella Koek
Netherlands Eva Wacanno
5-7 6-3 [5-10]

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