Linda Wild

Linda Wild

Linda Harvey Wild (born February 11, 1971, in Arlington Heights, Illinois) is a retired professional tennis player from the United States. Born as Linda Harvey, she later used the family name of her stepfather and coach Steve Wild.

Wild turned pro in 1989. In the first round of her first tournament as a pro, in February, 1990 in her hometown of Chicago, she defeated then fifth-ranked Arantxa Sanchez Vicario. During her career on the WTA Tour, she won 5 singles and 5 doubles titles. Her best Grand Slam singles performance came at the 1996 US Open, where she reached the quarterfinals. Her best doubles result came at the 1996 Australian Open, reaching the semifinals with Elizabeth Smylie. Wild was a member of the United States Fed Cup team that won the 1996 Fed Cup title. She reached career-high rankings of No. 23 (in September 1996) in singles and No. 17 (in July 1996) in doubles. She retired from the tour in 2000.

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