|Born||January 20, 1959|
West Covina, United States
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Highest ranking||No. 50 (December 31, 1981)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (1988)|
|French Open||1R (1983, 1984)|
|US Open||3R (1976)|
|Wimbledon Junior||W (1977)|
|Highest ranking||No. 55 (September 14, 1987)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1982, 1984)|
|French Open||3R (1983, 1987)|
|Wimbledon||3R (1978, 1979, 1983)|
|US Open||3R (1977)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|French Open||1R (1987)|
|Wimbledon||2R (1979, 1987)|
|US Open||1R (1979)|
Antonoplis attended Glendora High School from 1974 to 1977 and graduated from the University of Southern California. In 1974, she played an exhibition in Claremont, CA at the Roadway Inn Tennis Club with Elgin Baylor, Lawrence Mc Cutcheon, and Tracy Austin, arranged by Dale Jensen.
In 1974, Antonoplis played her first Grand Slam match in the US Open, losing to Sue Mappin in three sets. In the 1976 Wimbledon Championships, she lost to Natasha Chmyreva in the quarterfinals of the girls' singles. In the 1977 Wimbledon Championships, Antonoplis won the girls' singles, beating compatriot Peanut Louie-Harper in the final in straight sets.
In 1979, she won her first WTA doubles title in the Player's Canadian Open with Diane Evers, winning the final against Chris O'Neil and Mimmi Wikstedt 2–6, 6–1, 6–3. In 1983, she won two doubles titles with Barbara Jordan. In Indianapolis, they beat Rosalyn Fairbank and Candy Reynolds 5–7, 6–4, 7–5 in the final, and in Hershey they beat Sherry Acker and Ann Henricksson 6–3, 6–4. In 1986, she won her fourth and last WTA doubles title with Barbara Gerken, beating Gigi Fernández and Susan Leo 6–1, 6–2 in the final.
Antonoplis also acquired some notability at a 1976 satellite tournament in South Orange, New Jersey when she won a three-set semifinal match against Renée Richards. This was the first tournament in which Richards competed after it was revealed that she had undergone a sex-change procedure.
WTA Tour finalsEdit
Doubles 10 (3–7)Edit
|Winner||1.||February 14, 1983||Indianapolis, Indiana, USA||Hard||Barbara Jordan|| Rosalyn Fairbank
|5–7, 6–4, 7–5|
|Winner||2.||February 20, 1983||Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA||Hard||Barbara Jordan|| Sherry Acker
|Runner-up||3.||November 13, 1983||Ginny Championships, USA||Carpet||Barbara Jordan|| Rosalyn Fairbank
|7–5, 5–7, 3–6|
|Runner-up||4.||August 5, 1984||Newport, Rhode Island, USA||Grass||Beverly Mould|| Anna-Maria Fernandez
|Runner-up||5.||December 15, 1985||Auckland, New Zealand||Grass||Adriana Villagrán|| Anne Hobbs
|Winner||6.||October 12, 1986||Taipei||Carpet||Barbara Gerken|| Gigi Fernández
|Runner-up||7.||August 2, 1987||Aptos, California, USA||Hard||Barbara Gerken|| Kathy Jordan
|Runner-up||8.||November 8, 1987||Little Rock, Arkansas, USA||Hard||Barbara Gerken|| Mary-Lou Daniels
|Runner-up||9.||April 17, 1988||Tokyo Outdoor, Japan||Hard||Barbara Gerken|| Gigi Fernández
|Runner-up||10.||July 24, 1988||Schenectady, New York, USA||Hard||Cammy MacGregor|| Ann Henricksson
|3–6, 6–3, 5–7|
- LinkedIn profile page
- Womens International computer rankings as of Dec. 31, 1981
- "Antonoplis, Lea (USA)". Players – Biography. ITF. Retrieved January 25, 2010.
- Emery, David (1983). Who's who in international tennis. New York: Facts on File Publications. ISBN 0-87196-789-8.
- Jim Bainbridge (1978). 1978 Colgate Series Media Guide. New York: H.O. Zimman Inc. p. 23.