|Country|| South Africa
|Residence||New York City and Chicago|
22 March 1956 |
Johannesburg, South Africa
|Highest ranking||No. 19 (1976)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||2R (1976, 1979)|
|Wimbledon||3R (1975, 1976, 1978)|
|US Open||3R (1973, 1978)|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (1976)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF 1983|
|French Open||SF 1976, 1979|
|US Open||W 1976|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|French Open||W 1976|
Kloss was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Before turning professional, in 1972 she won the Wimbledon juniors singles title. In 1974 she won US Open juniors singles title, and was the youngest player ever to be ranked No. 1 in South Africa.
Kloss was ranked No. 1 in the world in doubles in 1976. That year, she won doubles titles at the US Open, the Italian Open, the US Clay Courts, the German Open, the British Hard Courts Championship, and Hilton Head, as well as the mixed doubles title at the French Open.
She was ranked as high as No. 19 in the world in singles play in 1976.
In 1977 she won both the German and Canadian championships, and the British clay court championship. In 1973, she won the title in Cincinnati with Pat Walkden, defeating Evonne Goolagong and Janet Young in the final.
Most of her women's doubles titles were achieved with partner Linky Boshoff.
After retiring, Kloss took part in the 35-and-over tour, winning the US Open doubles and mixed doubles championship in 1999.
In the 1970s she was 12–5 in Federation Cup matches.
Hall of Fame
World Team Tennis
Kloss joined the Golden Gaters WTT team in 1974 and reached two WTT Championships in 1975 and 1976. In 1983 she coached the Chicago Fyre to a WTT Championship and was named Coach of the Year. In 1985 Kloss was a player and coach for the Miami Beach Breakers, and became Vice President of the WTT in 1987 and Executive Director in 1991. Since 2001 she has been the chief executive officer & Commissioner of World Team Tennis, a coed professional tennis league.
Kloss is the daughter of Ruth and Shlaim Kloss. She has a sister, Yvette Merle Blackman (née Kloss), now married to Richard Blackman with two children, Lara and Joshua Blackman.
Grand Slam tournament finals
Women's doubles: 1 (1 title)
|Winner||1976||US Open||Clay||Linky Boshoff|| Olga Morozova
Mixed doubles: 1 (1 title)
|Winner||1976||French Open||Clay||Kim Warwick|| Linky Boshoff
|5–7, 7–6, 6–2|
- "Ilana Kloss". WTT.
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