Émilie Loit

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Émilie Loit
Country  France
Residence Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Born (1979-06-09) 9 June 1979 (age 36)
Cherbourg, France
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro 1994
Retired 2009
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,086,943
Singles
Career record 371–295
Career titles 3 (7 in ITF)
Highest ranking No. 27 (19 April 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1999)
French Open 3R (2000, 2002, 2005, 2008)
Wimbledon 3R (2003)
US Open 3R (2003)
Doubles
Career record 265–175
Career titles 16 (5 in ITF)
Highest ranking No. 15 (10 November 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2003, 2006)
French Open QF (2003, 2005)
Wimbledon QF (2004)
US Open QF (1998)

Émilie Loit (born 9 June 1979) is a retired French professional female tennis player. She was born in Cherbourg, France.

She rose to fame when she played against American superstar Serena Williams before losing 6–3, 6–7, 5–7 in a tough first round 2003 Australian Open match.

In her career Loit has won three career singles titles: 2004 Estoril, Casablanca and 2007 Acapulco (all on clay) and sixteen doubles titles. However, she had been a shame when she lost to Anastasia Myskina and Vera Zvonareva in penultimate deciding doubles match at Fed Cup 2004 with Marion Bartoli; as a result France could not defend their championships & their team leader Guy Forget had to resign; also she was not chosen by the new leader Georges Goven to play in next year (2005) of this tournament; but she came back to the team in 2006.[1]

Emilie's highest WTA Ranking was No. 27 in singles and No. 15 in doubles.

On 24 May 2009, right after losing her 2009 French Open first round match to Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky, she announced that she would be retiring from tennis after the end of the tournament.[2]

She is a member of the "generation 1979" alongside Amélie Mauresmo, Nathalie Dechy, Anne-Gaëlle Sidot and Séverine Brémond Beltrame.

In the summer of 2011, she gave birth to a son, Mathias.[3]

Singles (10)[edit]

Doubles
Grand Slam (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0)
Tier II (0)
Tier III (1)
Tier IV (2)
ITF Titles (7)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. February 2, 1997 Dinan Clay (i) France Emmanuelle Curutchet 6–2, 7–6
2. May 11, 1997 Gelos Clay France Karolina Jagieniak 6–4, 6–2
3. February 1, 1998 Dinan Clay (i) France Elodie Le Bescond 6–1, 6–1
4. September 17, 2000 Bordeaux Clay Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva 7–5, 6–2
5. April 14, 2002 Dinan Clay (I) Czech Republic Zuzana Ondrášková 6–2, 7–5
6. May 5, 2002 Cagnes-sur-Mer Clay Czech Republic Alena Vašková 7–5, 3–6, 6–4
7. April 11, 2004 Casablanca Clay Slovakia Ľudmila Cervanová 6–2, 6–2
8. April 18, 2004 Estoril Clay Czech Republic Iveta Benešová 7–5, 7–6
9. October 16, 2005 Joué-lès-Tours Hard (i) Croatia Jelena Kostanić 6–2, 6–1
10. March 3, 2007 Acapulco Clay Italy Flavia Pennetta 7–6, 6–4

Doubles[edit]

Doubles
Grand Slam (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0)
Tier II (3)
Tier III (2)
Tier IV (11)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score
1. November 21, 1999 Pattaya City Hard Sweden Åsa Carlsson Russia Evgenia Koulikovskaya
Austria Patricia Wartusch
6–1, 6–4
2. January 16, 2000 Hobart Hard Italy Rita Grande Belgium Kim Clijsters
Australia Alicia Molik
6–2, 2–6, 6–3
3. February 18, 2001 Nice Carpet (I) France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot United States Kimberly Po
France Nathalie Tauziat
1–6, 6–2, 6–0
4. April 21, 2002 Budapest Clay Australia Catherine Barclay Russia Elena Bovina
Hungary Zsófia Gubacsi
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
5. January 12, 2003 Canberra Hard Italy Tathiana Garbin Czech Republic Dája Bedáňová
Russia Dinara Safina
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
6. March 2, 2003 Acapulco Clay Sweden Åsa Svensson Hungary Petra Mandula
Austria Patricia Wartusch
6–3, 6–1
7. September 21, 2003 Shanghai Hard Australia Nicole Pratt Japan Ai Sugiyama
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
6–3, 6–3
8. April 11, 2004 Casablanca Clay France Marion Bartoli Belgium Els Callens
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6–4, 6–2
9. May 8, 2005 Rabat Clay Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
3–6, 7–6(8–6), 7–5
10. May 15, 2005 Prague Clay Australia Nicole Pratt Croatia Jelena Kostanić
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
6–7(6–8), 6–4, 6–4
11. August 14, 2005 Stockholm Hard Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik Czech Republic Eva Birnerová
Italy Mara Santangelo
6–4, 6–3
12. August 31, 2005 Budapest Clay Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Spain Marta Marrero
6–1, 3–6, 6–2
13. October 9, 2005 Tashkent Hard Italy Maria Elena Camerin Russia Anastasia Rodionova
Russia Galina Voskoboeva
6–3, 6–0
14. October 30, 2005 Hasselt Hard (i) Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
Hungary Ágnes Szávay
6–3, 6–4
15. January 13, 2006 Hobart Hard Australia Nicole Pratt United States Jill Craybas
Croatia Jelena Kostanić
6–2, 6–1
16. February 12, 2006 Paris Carpet (i) Czech Republic Květa Peschke Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs
7–6(7–5), 6–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ 网球网 - 丢了冠军 福尔热想要放弃 (Simplified Chinese only)
  2. ^ "Roland-Garros: Émilie Loit prend sa retraite" (French), Reuters, May 24, 2009.
  3. ^ Tennis Magazine (France) September 2011 issue

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