Elly Hakami (born August 25, 1969) is a former professional tennis player from the U.S. She played from the mid-1980s until 1997. Hakami is from Tiburon, California. She was ranked world No. 32 in 1988.
After beating Hakami in 1987, Martina Navratilova said of Hakami: "She's a very good player. She seems to be very bright and she's a lot better all-court player than I thought she would be. I thought she served well and she comes out tough."
Hakami is married to Polo Cowan, a tennis pro at the Tiburon Peninsula Club. They have two children, Sonya and Polo, and live in Tiburon, California.
- "Elly Hakami". ITFTennis.com. International Tennis Federation. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
- "Tennis Staff". Tiburon Peninsula Club. Tiburon Peninsula Club. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
- Dillman, Lisa (August 15, 1987). "Manhattan Beach Tennis : Hakami Arrives in Time to Lose to Navratilova". LA Times. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
Said Hakami: "The match wasn't above (my capabilities). I could have given her a better match. It was the first time I played against her and it was a little difficult."
- "Tennis Staff". Tiburon Peninsula Club. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
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