Jean Okada
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Jean Okada
Jean Okada
Full nameJean Okada
Country (sports) United States
Born (1974-06-07) 7 June 1974 (age 47)
Prize money$47,961
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 204 (October 12, 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open1R (1998)
Doubles
Highest rankingNo. 127 (November 2, 1998)

Jean Okada (born June 7, 1974) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Biography

Okada grew up in Lahaina, on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

From 1992 to 1996 she played collegiate tennis at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). She has the distinction of being the first women's UCSB player to earn All-American honors, which she achieved in 1996 after reaching the round of 16 at the NCAA championships.

As a professional player her most notable performance was qualifying for the singles main draw of the 1998 US Open.[1] One of her wins in qualifying was over former top 50 player Elena Makarova. In the main draw she was beaten in the first round by the Czech Republic's Radka Bobková.

She retired from the tour in 2001.[2]

References

  1. ^ "5 Americans Qualify for Open". The New York Times. August 30, 1998. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Jean (Okada) Mueller inducted into UCSB Hall of Fame". Lahaina News. May 6, 2010. Retrieved 2018.

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