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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.

Mana Endo
遠藤 愛
Country (sports) Japan
ResidenceFukuyama City, Japan
Born (1971-02-06) 6 February 1971 (age 48)
Hiroshima, Japan
Turned pro1991
Retired1998
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$463,765
Singles
Career record144–108
Career titles1 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking26 (26 September 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1996)
French Open3R (1992)
Wimbledon3R (1992, 1994)
US Open4R (1994)
Doubles
Career record25–42
Career titles0
Highest ranking98 (30 January 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1995)
Last updated on: 13 November 2010.

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 highlightsEdit

  • 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 Grand Slam (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 finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (1–1)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 1
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 15 January 1994 Hobart, Australia Hard   Rachel McQuillan 6–1, 6–7, 6–4
Loss 2. 14 January 1996 Hobart, Australia Hard   Julie Halard-Decugis 1–6, 2–6

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