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Eva Dyrberg (born 17 February 1980) is a Danish former tennis player. As a junior player, she won 1998 Wimbledon Championships with Jelena Kostanić and 1998 US Open with Kim Clijsters. In 1998, Dyrberg was also ranked World No. 1 in junior doubles and was named ITF Junior Girls Doubles World Champion.[1][2] During her professional career, she won four singles and five doubles events organized by the International Tennis Federation, defeating players such as Magdalena Maleeva, Tathiana Garbin, Maria Elena Camerin, Nicole Pratt,[3] and reaching one doubles final at WTA Tour, at Sanex Trophy in 2000. She retired from professional tennis after the 2003 Australian Open.

Eva Dyrberg
Country (sports) Denmark
ResidenceCopenhagen, Denmark
Born (1980-02-17) 17 February 1980 (age 39)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1999
Retired2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$225,826
Singles
Career record140 – 95
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking77 (20 May 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2002, 2003)
French Open1R (2002)
Wimbledon1R (2002)
US Open1R (2002)
Doubles
Career record61 – 63
Career titles0 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest ranking90 (9 October 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2001, 2002)
French Open1R (2001)
Wimbledon2R (2000)
US Open2R (2000)

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Personal lifeEdit

Dyrberg was born to Christian and Gunhild Dyrberg, and has a sister Anne.[4] She began playing tennis aged six, admiring Steffi Graf.[5] Personally, she admires Nelson Mandela because of his importance for the peaceful and democratic development in South Africa.[5] Dyrberg earned her high school degree in 1999.[5] She is coached by Ola Kristiansson and former WTA Tour player Tine Scheuer-Larsen.[4][5] Eva forms couple with the Investment Banker, Per Harald Dyrberg Mortensen.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

WTA Tour doubles finals (1; 1–0)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0/0)
WTA Tour Championship (0/0)
Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (0/0)
Tier III (0/0)
Tier IV (0/1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 23 July 2000 Knokke-Heist, Belgium Clay   Catherine Barclay   Giulia Casoni
  Iroda Tulyaganova
6–2, 4–6, 4–6

ITF FinalsEdit

Singles: 7 (4–3)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Result
Winner 1. 2 November 1998 Rungsted, Denmark Hard (i)   Maret Ani 6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 15 March 1999 Ashkelon, İsrael Hard   Tatiana Perebiynis 6–4, 6–4
Winner 3. 13 March 2000 Lisbon, Portugal Clay   Marina Samoilenko 6–3, 6–0
Winner 4. 5 February 2001 Redbridge, Great Britain Hard (i)   Claudine Schaul 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 2 April 2001 Ciudad Juárez, Mexico Clay   Nathalie Viérin 3–6, 6–2, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 9 October 2001 Cardiff, Great Britain Carpet (i)   Julie Pullin 1–6, 7–6(7–1), 2–6
Runner-up 3. 15 October 2001 Southampton, Great Britain Hard (i)   Irina Selyutina 6–2, 4–6, 6–3

Doubles: 8 (5–3)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Result
Runner-up 1. 20 October 1997 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i)   Maiken Pape   Milena Nekvapilová
  Hana Šromová
7–5, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 28 September 1998 Glasgow, Great Britain Carpet (i)   Lydia Steinbach   Helen Crook
  Victoria Davies
6–4, 5–7, 6–3
Winner 2. 5 July 1999 Civitanova, Italy Clay   Daniela Hantuchová   Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
  Conchita Martínez Granados
7–6(7–3), 4–6, 6–4
Winner 3. 29 November 1999 Cergy Pontoise, France Hard (i)   Jasmin Wöhr   Anca Barna
  Adriana Barna
2–6, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 6 March 2000 Urtijëi, Italy Hard (i)   Angelika Bachmann   Giulia Casoni
  Antonella Serra Zanetti
3–6, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 2 October 2000 Batumi Carpet (i)   Mariana Díaz Oliva   Tatiana Perebiynis
  Tatiana Poutchek
4–1, 2–4, 1–4, 2–4
Winner 4. 5 March 2001 Urtijëi, Italy Hard (i)   Angelika Bachmann   Ekaterina Kozhokina
  Kelly Liggan
3–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 5. 23 July 2001 Ettenheim Clay   Maja Matevžič   Katalin Marosi
  Irina Selyutina
W/O

Grand Slam girls' doubles finals: 2 (2–0)Edit

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Result
Winners 1998 Wimbledon Grass   Jelena Kostanić   Petra Rampre
  Iroda Tulyaganova
6–2, 7–6
Winners 1998 US Open Hard   Kim Clijsters   Jelena Dokić
  Evie Dominikovic
7–6, 6–4

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