Nana Miyagi
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Nana Miyagi
Nana Smith
Country (sports) Japan
 United States
ResidenceSan Diego, California, U.S.
Born (1971-04-10) 10 April 1971 (age 48)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1 March 1988
Retired21 March 2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed both sides)
Prize money$1,234,067
Singles
Career record273-265
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 51 (27 February 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1990, 1991, 1996, 1998)
French Open2R (1990)
Wimbledon2R (1994, 1998)
US Open2R (1997)
Doubles
Career record452-288
Career titles10 WTA, 31 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 12 (26 May 1997)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1997, 1998, 2000)
French Open3R (1997)
Wimbledon3R (1994, 1997, 1998)
US OpenSF (1993)
Team competitions
Fed Cup10-6

Nana Smith (born Nana Miyagi on 10 April 1971) is an American tennis player who played for Japan. She is a former top-15 player in doubles.

Career

Miyagi played at all the grand slam tournaments in both singles and doubles - the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. She scored her first top-10 win in singles in 1994, over then world No. 8 Lindsay Davenport, and also scored wins over many top-20 ranked players, including Martina Hingis. Her highest ranking in singles was 51, which she reached in February 1995. She won four singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit.

She had a more successful doubles career, reaching a career-high ranking of 12 in 1997, winning 10 WTA titles and an additional 31 ITF titles. Also, she reached the semifinals of the 1993 US Open with Yayuk Basuki, and scored a notable win over Serena and Venus Williams at the 1998 Australian Open, with Naoko Kijimuta.

Nana also won two medals at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok. She won gold in mixed-doubles with Satoshi Iwabuchi and bronze in women's doubles with Rika Hiraki.

WTA career finals

Singles: 1 (0-1)

Legend
Tier I
Tier II
Tier III
Tier IV & V
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 13 October 1996 Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic, Surabaya Hard Chinese Taipei Wang Shi-ting 4-6, 0-6

Doubles: 21 (10-11)

Legend
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 4
Tier IV & V 6
Finals by surface
Hard 10-9
Clay 0-1
Grass 0-0
Carpet 0-1
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 30 April 1989 Taipei Women's Championship Hard Sweden Cecilia Dahlman Sweden Maria Lindström
United States Heather Ludloff
6-4, 5-7, 3-6
Winner 2. 25 August 1990 Schenectady Open Hard United States Alysia May Italy Linda Ferrando
West Germany Wiltrud Probst
6-4, 5-7, 6-3
Winner 3. 21 April 1991 Pattaya Women's Open Hard Indonesia Suzanna Anggarkusuma Japan Rika Hiraki
Japan Akemi Nishiya
6-1, 6-4
Runner-up 4. 27 September 1992 Nichirei International Championships, Tokyo Hard Indonesia Yayuk Basuki United States Mary Joe Fernandez
United States Robin White
4-6, 4-6
Winner 5. 3 October 1993 WTA Sapporo Hard South Africa Tessa Price Japan Yone Kamio
Japan Naoko Kijimuta
6-4, 6-2
Winner 6. 10 October 1993 Taipei Women's Championship Hard Indonesia Yayuk Basuki Australia Jo-Anne Faull
Australia Kristine Kunce
6-4, 6-2
Runner-up 7. 10 April 1994 Japan Open, Tokyo Hard Indonesia Yayuk Basuki Japan Mami Donoshiro
Japan Ai Sugiyama
4-6, 1-6
Runner-up 8. 17 April 1994 Pattaya Women's Open Hard Indonesia Yayuk Basuki United States Patty Fendick
United States Meredith McGrath
6-7, 6-3, 3-6
Runner-up 9. 8 October 1995 Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic, Surabaya Hard United States Stephanie Reece Netherlands Petra Kamstra
Slovenia Tina Kri?an
6-2, 4-6, 1-6
Runner-up 10. 19 November 1995 PTT Pattaya Open Hard Australia Kristin Godridge Canada Jill Hetherington
Australia Kristine Kunce
6-2, 4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 11. 3 November 1996 Ameritech Cup, Chicago Carpet United States Angela Lettiere United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
1-6, 1-6
Runner-up 12. 24 November 1996 PTT Pattaya Open Hard Slovenia Tina Kri?an Japan Miho Saeki
Japan Yuka Yoshida
2-6, 3-6
Winner 13. 5 January 1997 Gold Coast Classic Hard Japan Naoko Kijimuta Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
Italy Silvia Farina
7-6, 6-1
Winner 14. 12 January 1997 Moorilla Hobart International Hard Japan Naoko Kijimuta Germany Barbara Rittner
Belgium Dominique Van Roost
6-3, 6-1
Winner 15. 23 February 1997 Cellular South Cup, Oklahoma City Hard Japan Rika Hiraki United States Marianne Werdel-Witmeyer
United States Tami Whitlinger-Jones
6-4, 6-1
Winner 16. 10 January 1998 Auckland Open Hard Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn France Julie Halard-Decugis
Slovakia Janette Husárová
7-6, 6-4
Winner 17. 19 April 1998 Japan Open, Tokyo Hard Japan Naoko Kijimuta United States Amy Frazier
Japan Rika Hiraki
6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Runner-up 18. 8 October 2000 Toyota Princess Cup, Tokyo Hard Argentina Paola Suárez France Julie Halard-Decugis
Japan Ai Sugiyama
0-6, 2-6
Winner 19. 6 October 2002 Japan Open, Tokyo Hard Japan Shinobu Asagoe Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Runner-up 20. 30 March 2003 NASDAQ-100 Open, Miami Hard Japan Shinobu Asagoe South Africa Liezel Huber
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
4-6, 6-3, 5-7
Runner-up 21. 6 April 2003 Sarasota Clay Court Classic Clay Japan Shinobu Asagoe South Africa Liezel Huber
United States Martina Navratilova
6-7(8-10), 3-6

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