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Émilie Loit (French pronunciation: ​[emili lwa]; born 9 June 1979) is a retired tennis player from France.

Émilie Loit
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Country (sports) France
ResidenceBoulogne-Billancourt
Born (1979-06-09) 9 June 1979 (age 40)
Cherbourg
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro1994
Retired2009
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,086,943
Singles
Career record371–295
Career titles3 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 27 (19 April 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1999)
French Open3R (2000, 2002, 2005, 2008)
Wimbledon3R (2003)
US Open3R (2003)
Doubles
Career record265–175
Career titles16 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 15 (10 November 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2003, 2006)
French OpenQF (2003, 2005)
WimbledonQF (2004)
US OpenQF (1998)
Team competitions
Fed CupW (2003)

Besides her three career singles titles, all on clay, included Estoril and Casablanca both in 2004, and Acapulco in 2007, she won 16 doubles titles on the WTA Tour. Her highest rankings were No. 27 in singles and No. 15 in doubles.

On 24 May 2009, right after losing her first-round match at the French Open, she announced her retiring from professional tennis by the end of the tournament.[1]

In summer 2011, she gave birth to a son, Mathias.[2]

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (3 titles)Edit

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V (3–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 11 April 2004 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Ľudmila Cervanová 6–2, 6–2
Winner 2. 18 April 2004 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Iveta Benešová 7–5, 7–6
Winner 3. 3 March 2007 Acapulco, Mexico Clay   Flavia Pennetta 7–6, 6–4

Doubles: 26 (16 titles, 10 runner-ups)Edit

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (4–5)
Tier III, IV & V (12–5)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 16 January 1999 Hobart, Australia Hard   Alexia Dechaume-Balleret   Mariaan de Swardt
  Elena Tatarkova
1–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 21 November 1999 Pattaya City, Thailand Hard   Åsa Carlsson   Evgenia Koulikovskaya
  Patricia Wartusch
6–1, 6–4
Winner 2. 16 January 2000 Hobart, Australia Hard   Rita Grande   Kim Clijsters
  Alicia Molik
6–2, 2–6, 6–3
Runner–up 2. 7 February 2000 Paris, France Carpet (i)   Åsa Carlsson   Julie Halard-Decugis
  Sandrine Testud
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 18 February 2001 Nice, France Carpet (I)   Anne-Gaëlle Sidot   Kimberly Po
  Nathalie Tauziat
1–6, 6–2, 6–0
Winner 4. 21 April 2002 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Catherine Barclay   Elena Bovina
  Zsófia Gubacsi
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 14 September 2002 Bahia, Brazil Hard   Rossana de los Ríos   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 30 December 2002 Gold Coast, Australia Hard   Nathalie Dechy   Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Martina Navratilova
4–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 12 January 2003 Canberra, Australia Hard   Tathiana Garbin   Dája Bedáňová
  Dinara Safina
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 16 February 2003 Antwerp, Belgium Carpet (i)   Nathalie Dechy   Kim Clijsters
  Ai Sugiyama
2–6, 0–6
Winner 6. 2 March 2003 Acapulco, Mexico Clay   Åsa Svensson   Petra Mandula
  Patricia Wartusch
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 14 September 2003 Bali, Indonesia Hard   Nicole Pratt   Angelique Widjaja
  María Vento-Kabchi
5–7, 2–6
Winner 7. 21 September 2003 Shanghai, China Hard   Nicole Pratt   Ai Sugiyama
  Tamarine Tanasugarn
6–3, 6–3
Winner 8. 11 April 2004 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Marion Bartoli   Els Callens
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–4, 6–2
Winner 9. 8 May 2005 Rabat, Morocco Clay   Barbora Strýcová   Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Nuria Llagostera Vives
3–6, 7–6(8–6), 7–5
Winner 10. 15 May 2005 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Nicole Pratt   Jelena Kostanić
  Barbora Strýcová
6–7(6–8), 6–4, 6–4
Winner 11. 14 August 2005 Stockholm, Sweden Hard   Katarina Srebotnik   Eva Birnerová
  Mara Santangelo
6–4, 6–3
Winner 12. 31 August 2005 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Katarina Srebotnik   Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Marta Marrero
6–1, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 13. 9 October 2005 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard   Maria Elena Camerin   Anastasia Rodionova
  Galina Voskoboeva
6–3, 6–0
Winner 14. 30 October 2005 Hasselt, Belgium Hard (i)   Katarina Srebotnik   Michaëlla Krajicek
  Ágnes Szávay
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 2 January 2006 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Barbora Strýcová   Elena Likhovtseva
  Vera Zvonareva
3–6, 4–6
Winner 15. 13 January 2006 Hobart, Australia Hard   Nicole Pratt   Jill Craybas
  Jelena Kostanić
6–2, 6–1
Winner 16. 12 February 2006 Paris, France Carpet (i)   Květa Peschke   Cara Black
  Rennae Stubbs
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner-up 8. 5 March 2006 Acapulco, Mexico Clay   Shinobu Asagoe   Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Meghann Shaughnessy
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 18 September 2006 Portorož, Slovenia Hard   Eva Birnerová   Lucie Hradecká
  Renata Voráčová
w/o
Runner-up 10. 3 March 2007 Acapulco, Mexico Clay   Nicole Pratt   Arantxa Parra Santonja
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
3–6, 3–6

ITF finalsEdit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (7–5)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 26 November 1995 Le Havre, France Clay (i)   Selima Sfar 6–0, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 7 October 1996 Saint-Raphaël, France Hard (i)   Susi Lohrmann 7–5, 2–6, 0–6
Winner 1. 2 February 1997 Dinan, France Clay (i)   Emmanuelle Curutchet 6–2, 7–6
Winner 2. 11 May 1997 Gelos, France Clay   Karolina Jagieniak 6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. 1 February 1998 Dinan, France Clay (i)   Élodie Le Bescond 6–1, 6–1
Winner 4. 17 September 2000 Bordeaux, France Clay   Lubomira Bacheva 7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 14 October 2001 Poitiers, France Clay   Petra Mandula 5–7, 6–2, 1–6
Winner 5. 14 April 2002 Dinan, France Clay (i)   Zuzana Ondrášková 6–2, 7–5
Winner 6. 5 May 2002 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay   Alena Vašková 7–5, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 16 June 2002 Marseille, France Clay   Conchita Martínez Granados 2–6, 6–3, 5–7
Runner-up 5. 19 September 2004 Bordeaux, France Clay   Virginie Razzano 7–5, 6–2
Winner 7. 16 October 2005 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i)   Jelena Kostanić 6–2, 6–1

Doubles (5-6)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 2 February 1997 Dinan, France Hard   Laëtitia Sanchez   Sophie Georges
  Cécile de Winne
5–7, 2–6
Winner 1. 12 April 1998 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Caroline Dhenin   Radka Bobková
  Caroline Schneider
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 18 October 1998 Southampton, England Carpet (i)   Amélie Cocheteux   Els Callens
  Laurence Courtois
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 25 October 1998 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i)   Amélie Cocheteux   Lenka Cenková
  Eva Martincová
6–3, 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 6 December 1998 Cergy-Pontoise, France Hard (i)   Caroline Dhenin   Kristie Boogert
  Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
5–7, 2–6
Winner 2. 19 September 1999 Bordeaux, France Clay   Åsa Carlsson   Lubomira Bacheva
  Cristina Torrens Valero
6–2, 7–6(7–1)
Winner 3. 11 October 1999 Bordeaux, France Hard (i)   Åsa Carlsson   Alexandra Fusai
  Rita Grande
6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 5. 20 August 2000 Bronx, United States Hard   Alexandra Fusai   Surina De Beer
  Nana Miyagi
7–5, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 9 September 2001 Denain, France Clay   Irina Selyutina   Debby Haak
  Jolanda Mens
6–1, 6–3
Winner 5. 14 April 2002 Dinan, France Clay (i)   Caroline Dhenin   Yuliya Beygelzimer
  Patty Van Acker
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 3 November 2002 Poitiers, France Hard (i)   Caroline Dhenin   Lubomira Bacheva
  Evgenia Kulikovskaya
w/o

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Roland-Garros: Émilie Loit prend sa retraite" (in French), Reuters, May 24, 2009.
  2. ^ Tennis Magazine (France), September 2011 issue

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