Nana Smith

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Nana Smith
Country  Japan 
 United States
Residence San Diego, California, United States
Born (1971-04-10) 10 April 1971 (age 43)
Seattle, Washington, United States
Height 5'4" (1.63 m)
Turned pro 1 March 1988
Retired 21 March 2006
Plays Right-handed (two-handed both sides)
Prize money US$ 1,234,067
Singles
Career record 273-265
Career titles 0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking No. 51 (27 February 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1990, 1991, 1996, 1998)
French Open 2R (1990) 
Wimbledon 2R (1994, 1998) 
US Open 2R (1997)
Doubles
Career record 452-288
Career titles 10 WTA, 31 ITF
Highest ranking No. 12 (26 May 1997)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1997, 1998, 2000)
French Open 3R (1997)
Wimbledon 3R (1994, 1997, 1998)
US Open SF (1993)
Last updated on: 20 April 2012.
Nana Smith
Medal record
Competitor for  Japan
Women's Tennis
Asian Games
Gold 1998 Bangkok Mixed Doubles
Bronze 1998 Bangkok Women's Doubles

Nana Smith (born Nana Miyagi on April 10, 1971 in Seattle, Washington) is an American tennis player who played for Japan. She is a former top-20 player in doubles.

Career[edit]

Miyagi played at all the grand slams in both singles and doubles – the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. She scored her first and only 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 titles on the ITF circuit. She never won a title on the main tour but reached the final in Surabaya in 1996

She had an arguably more successful doubles career, reaching a career-high ranking of 12 in 1997, winning 10 WTA tour-level titles and an additional 31 on the ITF circuit. Also, she reached the semi-finals 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 2 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 Tour finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Olympic Games 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 13 October 1996 Surabaya, Indonesia Hard Chinese Taipei Shi-Ting Wang 4–6, 0–6

Doubles: 21 (10–11)[edit]

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

References[edit]

8http://www.wtatennis.com/player/nana-smith_2257889_5087