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Ei Iida
Ei Iida
Country (sports) Japan
Born (1967-09-09) 9 September 1967 (age 54)
Prize money$149,368
Singles
Career record115-137
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 203 (24 August 1992)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1988)
US Open1R (1989)
Doubles
Career record146-105
Career titles1 WTA, 14 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 44 (19 April 1993)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1988)
French Open1R (1994)
Wimbledon2R (1991)
US Open1R (1993)

Ei Iida (born 9 September 1967) is a former professional tennis player from Japan.

Biography

Iida qualified for the singles main draw of two Grand Slam tournaments, the 1988 Australian Open and 1989 US Open. Her first-round opponent at the US Open was Martina Navratilova, who went on to make the final.[1]

As a doubles player, she reached No. 44 in the world and won one WTA Tour title, the 1993 Japan Open, partnering Maya Kidowaki.[2]

Early in her career, she played collegiate tennis for Pepperdine University in the United States.[3]

WTA career finals

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win April, 1993 Japan Open, Tokyo Tier III Hard Japan Maya Kidowaki China Li Fang
Japan Ky?ko Nagatsuka
6-2, 4-6, 6-4

ITF Circuit finals

$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 5 (3-2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 8 November 1987 ITF Saga, Japan Grass United States Stephanie Savides 6-3, 6-7, 1-6
Runner-up 2. 16 October 1988 ITF Kofu, Japan Grass Japan Tamaka Takagi 6-2, 3-6, 3-6
Winner 1. 30 October 1989 ITF Saga, Japan Grass Japan Ayako Hirose 6-1, 7-6(6)
Winner 2. 28 October 1991 ITF Saga, Japan Grass China Li Fang 6-3, 6-3
Winner 3. 7 November 1993 ITF Saga, Japan Grass Japan Maya Kidowaki 6-2, 7-5

Doubles: 22 (14-8)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 28 October 1985 ITF Fukuoka, Japan Hard Japan Naoko Sato Netherlands Nanette Schutte
Netherlands Marianne van der Torre
3-6, 5-7
Winner 1. 4 November 1985 ITF Ibaraki, Japan Hard China Zhong Ni Netherlands Nanette Schutte
Netherlands Marianne van der Torre
7-5, 6-3
Runner-up 2. 11 November 1985 ITF Matsuyama, Japan Hard China Zhong Ni Netherlands Nanette Schutte
Netherlands Marianne van der Torre
2-6, 1-6
Runner-up 3. 25 November 1985 ITF Kyoto, Japan Hard China Zhong Ni Netherlands Nanette Schutte
Netherlands Marianne van der Torre
4-6, 2-6
Winner 2. 11 October 1987 ITF Kofu, Japan Hard Japan Akemi Nishiya Japan Kumiko Okamoto
Japan Naoko Sato
7-5, 6-2
Winner 3. 8 November 1987 ITF Saga, Japan Hard Japan Maya Kidowaki Japan Kumiko Okamoto
Japan Naoko Sato
7-6, 3-6, 9-7
Winner 4. 15 November 1987 ITF Kyoto, Japan Hard Japan Maya Kidowaki Japan Junko Kimuro
Japan Hijiri Nakazaka
6-2, 6-2
Runner-up 4. 12 June 1988 ITF Modena, Italy Clay Indonesia Yayuk Basuki Soviet Union Eugenia Maniokova
Soviet Union Viktoria Milvidskaia
3-6, 6-4, 0-6
Runner-up 5. 3 July 1988 ITF Brindisi, Italy Clay Indonesia Yayuk Basuki France Frédérique Martin
France Virginie Paquet
7-5, 2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 6. 11 July 1988 ITF Vaihingen, West Germany Clay Japan Maya Kidowaki South Africa Linda Barnard
South Africa Amanda Coetzer
6-3, 3-6, 4-6
Winner 5. 16 October 1988 ITF Chiba, Japan Hard Indonesia Yayuk Basuki Japan Naoko Sato
Japan Maya Kidowaki
6-2, 7-6
Runner-up 7. 26 June 1989 ITF Arezzo, Italy Clay United States Anne Grousbeck Argentina Gabriela Castro
Spain Conchita Martínez
w/o
Winner 6. 25 September 1989 ITF Chiba, Japan Hard Japan Maya Kidowaki New Zealand Belinda Cordwell
New Zealand Julie Richardson
7-6, 6-4
Winner 7. 15 October 1989 ITF Nagasaki, Japan Hard Japan Maya Kidowaki Australia Kate McDonald
Japan Tamaka Takagi
6-2, 3-6, 6-2
Winner 8. 30 October 1989 ITF Saga, Japan Grass Japan Naoko Sato United States Lynn Nabors
Mexico Lupita Novelo
7-6(3), 4-6, 6-3
Winner 9. 22 April 1990 ITF Turin, Italy Clay Indonesia Suzanna Wibowo Italy Federica Bonsignori
Hungary Andrea Noszály
7-5, 3-6, 6-4
Winner 10. 1 July 1990 ITF Cerignola, Italy Clay United States Jennifer Fuchs Italy Simona Isidori
Italy Caterina Nozzoli
6-1, 6-1
Runner-up 8. 10 February 1991 ITF Jakarta, Indonessia Clay Japan Misumi Miyauchi Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
Australia Justine Hodder
6-7, 5-7
Winner 11. 15 July 1991 ITF Evansville, United States Hard Japan Ayako Hirose United States Kathy Foxworth
United States Shannan McCarthy
6-3, 2-6, 6-4
Winner 12. 25 October 1993 ITF Jakarta, Indonesia Hard Japan Nana Smith Australia Robyn Mawdsley
United Kingdom Julie Pullin
6-4, 7-5
Winner 13. 7 November 1993 ITF Saga, Japan Grass Japan Maya Kidowaki Japan Mana Endo
Japan Naoko Sawamatsu
6-2, 3-6, 6-2
Winner 14. 31 October 1994 ITF Saga, Japan Grass Australia Louise Pleming Japan Mami Donoshiro
Japan Yuka Tanaka
6-3, 7-6(2)

References

  1. ^ "Evert's Farewell Will Have To Wait". New York Times. August 30, 1989. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Tokyo Outdoor - 05 April - 11 April 1993". ITF. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Talented Foreign Crop Rises to the Top in Tennis for Loyola". Los Angeles Times. June 5, 1986. Retrieved 2018.

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