|Full name||Anita Lizana de Ellis|
19 November 1915|
|Died||21 August 1994(aged 78)|
|Highest ranking||No.1 (1937)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||3R (1935)|
|Wimbledon||QF (1936, 1937)|
|US Open||W (1937)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Wimbledon||QF (1938, 1947)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
Anita Lizana de Ellis (19 November 1915 – 21 August 1994) was a World Number 1 tennis player from Chile. She was the first Latin American, and first Hispanic person, to be ranked World Number 1 tennis player. Also, Anita Lizana was the first Latin American to win a Grand Slam singles championship. She won the U.S. Championships in 1937, defeating Jadwiga Jędrzejowska in the final 6–4, 6–2.
She won the Scottish Championships four times (1935-37, 46).
Since Anita Lizana, the only other Latin American to be ranked World Number 1 in ladies tennis has been Maria Bueno of Brazil.
According to A. Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, she was ranked in the world top ten in 1936 and 1937 (no rankings issued from 1940 through 1945), reaching a career high of World No. 1 in those rankings in 1937.
Grand Slam finals
Singles: 1 (1 title)
|Winner||1937||U.S. Championships||Jadwiga Jędrzejowska||6–4, 6–2|
Grand Slam singles tournament timeline
|Tournament||1935||1936||1937||1938||1939||1940||1941 - 1944||1945||19461||19471||Career SR|
|Australian Championships||A||A||A||A||A||A||NH||NH||A||A||0 / 0|
|French Championships||3R||A||A||A||A||NH||R||A||A||A||0 / 1|
|Wimbledon||3R||QF||QF||2R||2R||NH||NH||NH||A||2R||0 / 6|
|U.S. Championships||A||A||W||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1 / 1|
|SR||0 / 2||0 / 1||1 / 2||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 1||1 / 8|
NH = not held
R = restricted to French nationals and held under German occupation
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
1In 1946 and 1947, the French Championships were held after Wimbledon.
- Performance timelines for all female tennis players who reached at least one Grand Slam final
- World number one women tennis players