Ilana Berger

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Ilana Berger (Hebrew: אילנה ברגר‎‎; born 1965) is a Mexican tennis player. Berger reached her highest individual ranking on the WTA Tour on August 10, 1992, when she became # 149 in the world.


Ilana Berger was born on December 31, 1965, in Mexico City, Mexico. She started playing tennis at the age of 7.

Tennis career[edit]

Ilana Berger

In the late 1980s, after serving for two years in the Israel Defense Forces, Berger became a professional tennis player. She won 7 singles titles in the ITF Women's Circuit. Berger won 12 Maccabiah Games Medals during her career, including gold, a few of them already as a "veteran" while playing Mixed Doubles with Shlomo Glickstein.[1]

Berger was elected as one of 3 best players in Israel's history in the celebrations of Israel's first 50 years.

Berger was Israel's Women's National Champion 5 years.

Berger competed for Israel at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

Berger represented Israel in 26 meetings in the Federation Cup from 1986–92, going 19–21.[2]

Journalism career[edit]

At the age of 26, she decided to study literature and journalism. She worked 7 years as a sports correspondent for Haaretz newspaper. She coaches tennis privately and is a freelance sports journalist. Today she is chief Editor of the Internet Site of Tel Aviv University Sports Center.

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