Ilana Berger

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Ilana Berger
אילנה ברגר 2008 - 1.jpg
Country (sports)  Israel
Residence Herzliya, Israel
Born (1965-12-31) December 31, 1965 (age 52)
Mexico City, Mexico
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $69,934
Singles
Career record 145–86
Career titles 0 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest ranking No. 149 (10 August 1992)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (1988)
Doubles
Career record 125–62
Career titles 0 WTA, 15 ITF
Highest ranking No. 153 (25 November 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1988, 1992)

Ilana Berger (Hebrew: אילנה ברגר‬; born 1965) is a Mexican born Israeli professional tennis player.

Berger reached her highest individual ranking on the WTA Tour on August 10, 1992, when she became # 149 in the world. On 25 November 1991, she peaked at world number 153 in the doubles rankings.

Biography[edit]

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

Tennis career[edit]

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. 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.

ITF Finals[edit]

Singles Finals: 13 (8-5)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 10 November 1986 Jerusalem, Israel Hard Netherlands Yvonne der Kinderen 6-2, 6-4
Winner 2. 30 March 1987 Haifa, Israel Hard France Cecille Calmette 6-2, 6-0
Runner–up 3. 6 April 1987 Arad, Israel Hard Netherlands Hester Witvoet 2-6, 1-6
Winner 4. 23 November 1987 Jerusalem, Israel Hard Israel Dalia Koriat 6-3, 6-2
Runner–up 5. 24 October 1988 Ashkelon, Israel Hard United States Debbie Spence 3-6, 4-6
Runner–up 6. 23 April 1990 Ramat HaSharon, Israel Hard South Africa Robyn Field 3-6, 6-3, 5-7
Winner 7. 13 August 1990 Chatham, United States Hard United States Shannan McCarthy 6-2, 7-6(7-4)
Winner 8. 5 November 1990 Ashkelon, Israel Clay Israel Tzipora Obziler 6–1, 6–3
Winner 9. 12 November 1990 Ashkelon, Israel Clay Israel Dalia Koriat 7-5, 6-1
Runner–up 10. 22 April 1991 Ramat HaSharon, Israel Hard South Africa Mariaan de Swardt 3-6, 6-4, 2-6
Winner 11. 5 August 1991 Ramat HaSharon, Israel Hard South Africa Janine Humphreys 6-3, 6-3
Runner–up 12. 12 August 1991 Ashkelon, Israel Hard South Africa Tessa Price 6-7(7-9), 7-6(7-2), 3-6
Winner 13. 19 August 1991 Ashkelon, Israel Hard South Africa Tessa Price 6-3, 6-7(5-7), 6-4

Doubles Finals: 25 (15-10)[edit]

Outcome NO Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner–up 1. 19 May 1986 Jaffa, Israel Hard Israel Sagit Doron South Africa Laura Bernard
South Africa Paulette Roux
6-2, 6-7, 2-6
Winner 2. 30 March 1987 Haifa, Israel Hard Israel Yael Shavit Netherlands Titia Wilmink
Netherlands Hester Witvoet
6-3, 6-2
Runner–up 3. 11 May 1987 Lee-on-Solent, United Kingdom Clay Netherlands Titia Wilmink United Kingdom Valda Lake
Argentina Andrea Tiezzi
3–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 17 August 1987 Manhasset, United States Clay United States Jane Thomas Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
Netherlands Marianne van der Torre
6-4, 6-1
Winner 5. 23 November 1987 Jerusalem, Israel Hard Israel Rafeket Benjamini Netherlands Jana Koran
Germany Stefanie Rehmke
6-2, 6-1
Runner–up 6. 7 March 1988 Haifa, Israel Hard Israel Yael Segal Finland Anne Aallonen
Sweden Lena Sandin
1-6, 5-7
Winner 7. 8 August 1988 Koksijde, Belgium Clay Israel Anat Varon Germany Renata Kochta
Israel Hagit Ohayon
6-2, 1-6, 6-2
Runner–up 8. 15 August 1988 Rebecq, Belgium Clay Israel Anat Varon Soviet Union Elena Brioukhovets
Soviet Union Nathalie Milvidskaia
2-6, 2-6
Winner 9. 24 October 1988 Ashkelon, Israel Hard Israel Hagit Ohayon Israel Medi Dadoch
Israel Yael Segal
7-5, 6-0
Winner 10. 31 October 1988 Haifa, Israel Hard Israel Hagit Ohayon South Africa Robyn Field
Republic of Ireland Lesley O'Halloran
6-3, 6-1
Winner 11. 7 November 1988 Jaffa, Israel Hard Israel Hagit Ohayon Netherlands Colette Sely
Brazil Themis Zambrzycki
6-3, 6-4
Winner 12. 15 May 1989 Jaffa, Israel Hard Spain María José Llorca Finland Anne Aallonen
Brazil Luciana Tella
6-3, 6-2
Runner–up 13. 30 July 1990 Roanoke, United States Hard Israel Limor Zaltz Israel Dalia Koriat
Israel Medi Dadoch
6-2, 4-6, 4-6
Runner–up 14. 6 August 1990 Lebanon, United States Hard Israel Limor Zaltz United States Kathy Foxworth
United States Vincenza Procacci
4-6, 1-4 RET.
Runner–up 15. 22 October 1990 Lyss, Switzerland Clay Israel Rona Mayer Germany Sabine Lohmann
Netherlands Claire Wegink
1-6, 5-7
Winner 16. 5 November 1990 Ashkelon, Israel Clay Israel Limor Zaltz Germany Daniella Blanke
Israel Yael Shavit
6-2, 6-1
Winner 17. 12 November 1990 Ashkelon, Israel Clay Israel Limor Zaltz Israel Dalia Koriat
Israel Medi Dadoch
4-6, 6-1, 6-1
Winner 18. 22 April 1991 Ramat HaSharon, Israel Hard United Kingdom Julie Salmon Finland Anne Aallonen
Netherlands Simone Schilder
6-4, 6-4
Winner 19. 5 August 1991 Ramat HaSharon, Israel Hard South Africa Robyn Field South Africa Janine Humphreys
Namibia Elizma Nortje
6-0, 6-1
Winner 20. 12 August 1991 Ashkelon, Israel Hard South Africa Robyn Field United States Kirstin Dreyer
South Africa Tessa Price
w/o
Runner–up 21. 19 August 1991 Jerusalem, Israel Hard South Africa Robyn Field United Kingdom Barbara Griffiths
United Kingdom Jane Wood
3-6, 7-6, 1-6
Runner–up 22. 2 September 1991 Arzachena, Italy Hard Australia Louise Pleming Finland Nanne Dahlman
Czech Republic Jana Pospíšilová
6-3, 3-6, 1-6
Winner 23. 11 November 1991 Swindon, United Kingdom Carpet South Africa Tessa Price Belgium Els Callens
Switzerland Michele Strebel
6-2, 7-5
Winner 24. 25 May 1992 Ashkelon, Israel Hard Netherlands Petra Kamstra South Africa Michelle Anderson
Israel Limor Zaltz
6-2, 2-6, 6-4
Runner–up 25. 10 October 1994 Burgdorf, Switzerland Carpet (i) Israel Tzipora Obziler Czech Republic Lenka Cenková
Czech Republic Adriana Gerši
6-4, 3-6, 4-6

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