Émilie Loit

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Émilie Loit
LOIT Emilie (cropped).jpg
Country (sports) France
ResidenceBoulogne-Billancourt
Born (1979-06-09) 9 June 1979 (age 40)
Cherbourg
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro1994
Retired2009
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,086,943
Singles
Career record371–295
Career titles3 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 27 (19 April 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1999)
French Open3R (2000, 2002, 2005, 2008)
Wimbledon3R (2003)
US Open3R (2003)
Doubles
Career record265–175
Career titles16 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 15 (10 November 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2003, 2006)
French OpenQF (2003, 2005)
WimbledonQF (2004)
US OpenQF (1998)
Team competitions
Fed CupW (2003)

Émilie Loit (French pronunciation: ​[emili lwa]; born 9 June 1979) is a retired tennis player from France.

Besides her three career singles titles, all on clay, included Estoril and Casablanca both in 2004, and Acapulco in 2007, she won 16 doubles titles on the WTA Tour. Her highest rankings were No. 27 in singles and No. 15 in doubles.

On 24 May 2009, right after losing her first-round match at the French Open, she announced her retiring from tennis by the end of the tournament.[1]

In summer 2011, she gave birth to a son, Mathias.[2]

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (3 titles)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V (3–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 11 April 2004 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Slovakia Ľudmila Cervanová 6–2, 6–2
Winner 2. 18 April 2004 Estoril, Portugal Clay Czech Republic Iveta Benešová 7–5, 7–6
Winner 3. 3 March 2007 Acapulco, Mexico Clay Italy Flavia Pennetta 7–6, 6–4

Doubles: 26 (16 titles, 10 runner-ups)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (4–5)
Tier III, IV & V (12–5)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 16 January 1999 Hobart, Australia Hard France Alexia Dechaume-Balleret South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
1–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 21 November 1999 Pattaya City, Thailand Hard Sweden Åsa Carlsson Russia Evgenia Koulikovskaya
Austria Patricia Wartusch
6–1, 6–4
Winner 2. 16 January 2000 Hobart, Australia Hard Italy Rita Grande Belgium Kim Clijsters
Australia Alicia Molik
6–2, 2–6, 6–3
Runner–up 2. 7 February 2000 Paris, France Carpet (i) Sweden Åsa Carlsson France Julie Halard-Decugis
France Sandrine Testud
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 18 February 2001 Nice, France Carpet (I) France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot United States Kimberly Po
France Nathalie Tauziat
1–6, 6–2, 6–0
Winner 4. 21 April 2002 Budapest, Hungary Clay Australia Catherine Barclay Russia Elena Bovina
Hungary Zsófia Gubacsi
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 14 September 2002 Bahia, Brazil Hard Paraguay Rossana de los Ríos Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 30 December 2002 Gold Coast, Australia Hard France Nathalie Dechy Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
United States Martina Navratilova
4–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 12 January 2003 Canberra, Australia Hard Italy Tathiana Garbin Czech Republic Dája Bedáňová
Russia Dinara Safina
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 16 February 2003 Antwerp, Belgium Carpet (i) France Nathalie Dechy Belgium Kim Clijsters
Japan Ai Sugiyama
2–6, 0–6
Winner 6. 2 March 2003 Acapulco, Mexico Clay Sweden Åsa Svensson Hungary Petra Mandula
Austria Patricia Wartusch
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 14 September 2003 Bali, Indonesia Hard Australia Nicole Pratt Indonesia Angelique Widjaja
Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi
5–7, 2–6
Winner 7. 21 September 2003 Shanghai, China Hard Australia Nicole Pratt Japan Ai Sugiyama
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
6–3, 6–3
Winner 8. 11 April 2004 Casablanca, Morocco Clay France Marion Bartoli Belgium Els Callens
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6–4, 6–2
Winner 9. 8 May 2005 Rabat, Morocco Clay Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
3–6, 7–6(8–6), 7–5
Winner 10. 15 May 2005 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Australia Nicole Pratt Croatia Jelena Kostanić
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
6–7(6–8), 6–4, 6–4
Winner 11. 14 August 2005 Stockholm, Sweden Hard Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik Czech Republic Eva Birnerová
Italy Mara Santangelo
6–4, 6–3
Winner 12. 31 August 2005 Budapest, Hungary Clay Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Spain Marta Marrero
6–1, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 13. 9 October 2005 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Italy Maria Elena Camerin Russia Anastasia Rodionova
Russia Galina Voskoboeva
6–3, 6–0
Winner 14. 30 October 2005 Hasselt, Belgium Hard (i) Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
Hungary Ágnes Szávay
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 2 January 2006 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Russia Vera Zvonareva
3–6, 4–6
Winner 15. 13 January 2006 Hobart, Australia Hard Australia Nicole Pratt United States Jill Craybas
Croatia Jelena Kostanić
6–2, 6–1
Winner 16. 12 February 2006 Paris, France Carpet (i) Czech Republic Květa Peschke Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner-up 8. 5 March 2006 Acapulco, Mexico Clay Japan Shinobu Asagoe Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
United States Meghann Shaughnessy
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 18 September 2006 Portorož, Slovenia Hard Czech Republic Eva Birnerová Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
w/o
Runner-up 10. 3 March 2007 Acapulco, Mexico Clay Australia Nicole Pratt Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
3–6, 3–6

ITF finals[edit]

Singles (7–5)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 26 November 1995 Le Havre, France Clay (i) Tunisia Selima Sfar 6–0, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 7 October 1996 Saint-Raphaël, France Hard (i) Germany Susi Lohrmann 7–5, 2–6, 0–6
Winner 1. 2 February 1997 Dinan, France Clay (i) France Emmanuelle Curutchet 6–2, 7–6
Winner 2. 11 May 1997 Gelos, France Clay France Karolina Jagieniak 6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. 1 February 1998 Dinan, France Clay (i) France Élodie Le Bescond 6–1, 6–1
Winner 4. 17 September 2000 Bordeaux, France Clay Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva 7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 14 October 2001 Poitiers, France Clay Hungary Petra Mandula 5–7, 6–2, 1–6
Winner 5. 14 April 2002 Dinan, France Clay (i) Czech Republic Zuzana Ondrášková 6–2, 7–5
Winner 6. 5 May 2002 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay Czech Republic Alena Vašková 7–5, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 16 June 2002 Marseille, France Clay Spain Conchita Martínez Granados 2–6, 6–3, 5–7
Runner-up 5. 19 September 2004 Bordeaux, France Clay France Virginie Razzano 7–5, 6–2
Winner 7. 16 October 2005 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i) Croatia Jelena Kostanić 6–2, 6–1

Doubles (5-6)[edit]

Outcome No Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 2 February 1997 Dinan, France Hard France Laëtitia Sanchez France Sophie Georges
France Cécile de Winne
5-7, 2-6
Winner 2. 12 April 1998 Estoril, Portugal Clay France Caroline Dhenin Czech Republic Radka Bobková
Germany Caroline Schneider
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 18 October 1998 Southampton, United Kingdom Carpet (i) France Amélie Cocheteux Belgium Els Callens
Belgium Laurence Courtois
2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 4. 25 October 1998 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i) France Amélie Cocheteux Czech Republic Lenka Cenková
Czech Republic Eva Martincová
6-3, 4-6, 5-7
Runner-up 5. 6 December 1998 Cergy-Pontoise, France Hard (i) France Caroline Dhenin Netherlands Kristie Boogert
France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
5-7 2-6
Winner 6. 19 September 1999 Bordeaux, France Clay Sweden Åsa Svensson Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva
Spain Cristina Torrens Valero
6-2, 7-6(7-1)
Winner 7. 11 October 1999 Bordeaux, France Hard (i) Sweden Åsa Svensson France Alexandra Fusai
Italy Rita Grande
6-2, 7-6(7-5)
Runner-up 8. 20 August 2000 Bronx, United States Hard France Alexandra Fusai South Africa Surina De Beer
Japan Nana Miyagi
7-5, 4-6, 4-6
Winner 9. 9 September 2001 Denain, France Clay Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina Netherlands Debby Haak
Netherlands Jolanda Mens
6–1, 6–3
Winner 10. 14 April 2002 Dinan, France Clay (i) France Caroline Dhenin Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer
Belgium Patty Van Acker
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 11. 3 November 2002 Poitiers, France Hard (i) France Caroline Dhenin Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva
Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya
W/O

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roland-Garros: Émilie Loit prend sa retraite" ‹See Tfd›(in French), Reuters, May 24, 2009.
  2. ^ Tennis Magazine (France), September 2011 issue

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