Mana Endo

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Mana Endo
遠藤 愛
Country (sports)  Japan
Residence Fukuyama City, Japan
Born (1971-06-02) 2 June 1971 (age 45)
Hiroshima, Japan
Turned pro 1991
Retired 1998
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $463,765
Career record 144–108
Career titles 1 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking 26 (26 September 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1996)
French Open 3R (1992)
Wimbledon 3R (1992, 1994)
US Open 4R (1994)
Career record 25–42
Career titles 0
Highest ranking 98 (30 January 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (1995)
Last updated on: 13 November 2010.

Mana Endo (遠藤 愛 Endō Mana?) is a retired Japanese professional tennis player who played on the WTA Tour from 1991 until 1998. She was born on February 6, 1971, in Hiroshima, Japan and resides in Fukuyama, Hiroshima.

She started playing tennis at age 7 with her father and coach Hiroshi. She graduated from the University of Tsukuba while on the tour in March 1993.

Career highlights[edit]

  • Her career high ranking was 26th worldwide in singles (1994), and 98th in doubles (1995)
  • She played 22 Grand Slam tournaments in singles with her best result being the Round of 16 at the 1994 US Open. That tournament marked the first time two Japanese women reached the fourth round of a Grandslam (Kimiko Date was the other player).
  • Her career record is 144–108. She won a singles title in Hobart in 1994, defeating Lindsay Davenport during that tournament.
  • Her biggest upset over a seeded player came at the 1996 Australian Open she defeated the number five seed Kimiko Date in the second round.

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (1–1)[edit]

Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 1
Olympic Games 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 15 January 1994 Hobart, Australia Hard Australia Rachel McQuillan 6–1, 6–7, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 14 January 1996 Hobart, Australia Hard France Julie Halard-Decugis 1–6, 2–6

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