Lisa Bonder

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Lisa Bonder
Country USA
Residence Beverly Hills, California, USA
Born (1965-10-16) October 16, 1965 (age 48)
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Turned pro June 21, 1982
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $212,395
Singles
Career record 139–126
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 9 (August 20, 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1985)
French Open QF (1984)
Wimbledon 4R (1984)
US Open 4R (1983, 1984)
Doubles
Career record 30–70
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 158 (December 21, 1986)
Last updated on: December 5, 2011.

Lisa Bonder (also known as Lisa Bonder-Kreiss and Lisa Bonder-Kerkorian) (born October 16, 1965 in Columbus, Ohio) is a retired American professional tennis player.

Career[edit]

Born in Columbus, Ohio, and raised in Saline, Michigan, Bonder played on the WTA tour from 1981 to 1991 and won four titles before retiring, the first in 1982 in Hamburg, West Germany and then three in a row in Tokyo in 1982 and 1983.[1] She reached the 4th round of the US Open in 1983 and 1984 and at Wimbledon in 1984. She also reached a quarterfinal at Roland Garros in 1984. Notable career victories include wins over Chris Evert, Mary Joe Fernandez, Virginia Ruzici, and Andrea Jaeger. According to TennisForum.com, Bonder reached a career high ranking of 9.[2] She retired with a 139–126 win/loss record.[3]

Daughter[edit]

Bonder was involved in a high-profile child support lawsuit with her ex-husband of 28 days, billionaire Kirk Kerkorian. Kerkorian, forty-eight years older than Bonder, suspected that Bonder's ex-boyfriend, Steve Bing, was the father of her daughter. Kerkorian hired "private-eye to the stars" Anthony Pellicano to take dental floss from Bing's trashcan to do DNA paternity testing. It was confirmed that Bing was the father and not Kerkorian. [4]

Change of name[edit]

She married her compatriot Tom Kreiss on 10 January 1988, so her surname changed to "Bonder-Kreiss".[5] She divorced from Kreiss, to marry Kirk Kerkorian in 1999; then divorced again.[6]

WTA Career finals[edit]

Singles: 5 (4–1)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Virginia Slims (4–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–1)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. July 11, 1982 West Germany Hamburg Clay Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová 6–3, 6–2
Winner 2. October 18, 1982 Japan Tokyo Hard United States Shelley Solomon 2–6, 6–0, 6–3
Winner 3. September 18, 1983 Japan Tokyo Carpet (I) United States Andrea Jaeger 6–2, 5–7, 6–1
Winner 4. October 16, 1983 Japan Tokyo Hard Peru Laura Arraya 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 1. August 11, 1984 United States Indianapolis Clay Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva 4–6, 3–6

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Virginia Slims (0–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. November 10, 1985 United States Tampa Hard Peru Laura Gildemeister Canada Carling Bassett
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
0–6, 0–6

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 Career SR
Australian Open A A A A 2R NH A A A A A 0 / 1
French Open A 3R 3R QF 2R 3R 2R 1R A A A 0 / 7
Wimbledon A 1R 4R 3R 1R 2R 1R A A A 1R 0 / 7
US Open 1R 2R 4R 4R 2R 3R 3R 1R A A 1R 0 / 9
SR 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 24
Career Statistics
Year End Ranking 122 41 35 16 36 55 49 126 300 303 110
  • NH = tournament not held.
  • A = did not participate in the tournament.
  • SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sony Ericsson WTA Tour". 
  2. ^ "TennisForum.com". 
  3. ^ "ITF Lisa Bonder-Kreiss (USA)". Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  4. ^ "Divorce And Dollars - Forbes.com". 2002-09-27. Retrieved 2008-06-24. 
  5. ^ See the paragraph "Biography" at her profile at the Women's Tennis Association
  6. ^ The 'married names' page at Tennisforum.com

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