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Nana Smith (born Nana Miyagi on 10 April 1971) is an American tennis player who played for Japan. She is a former top-15 player in doubles.

Nana Smith
Country (sports) Japan
 United States
ResidenceSan Diego, California, U.S.
Born (1971-04-10) 10 April 1971 (age 48)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1 March 1988
Retired21 March 2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed both sides)
Prize money$1,234,067
Singles
Career record273–265
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 51 (27 February 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1990, 1991, 1996, 1998)
French Open2R (1990)
Wimbledon2R (1994, 1998)
US Open2R (1997)
Doubles
Career record452–288
Career titles10 WTA, 31 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 12 (26 May 1997)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1997, 1998, 2000)
French Open3R (1997)
Wimbledon3R (1994, 1997, 1998)
US OpenSF (1993)
Team competitions
Fed Cup10–6

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CareerEdit

Miyagi played at all the grand slam tournaments in both singles and doubles – the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. She scored her first top-10 win in singles in 1994, over then world No. 8 Lindsay Davenport, and also scored wins over many top-20 ranked players, including Martina Hingis. Her highest ranking in singles was 51, which she reached in February 1995. She won four singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit.

She had a more successful doubles career, reaching a career-high ranking of 12 in 1997, winning 10 WTA titles and an additional 31 ITF titles. Also, she reached the semifinals of the 1993 US Open with Yayuk Basuki, and scored a notable win over Serena and Venus Williams at the 1998 Australian Open, with Naoko Kijimuta.

Nana also won two medals at the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok. She won gold in mixed-doubles with Satoshi Iwabuchi and bronze in women's doubles with Rika Hiraki.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Legend
Tier I
Tier II
Tier III
Tier IV & V
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 13 October 1996 Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic, Surabaya Hard   Wang Shi-ting 4–6, 0–6

Doubles: 21 (10–11)Edit

Legend
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 4
Tier IV & V 6
Finals by surface
Hard 10–9
Clay 0–1
Grass 0–0
Carpet 0–1
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 30 April 1989 Taipei Women's Championship Hard   Cecilia Dahlman   Maria Lindström
  Heather Ludloff
6–4, 5–7, 3–6
Winner 2. 25 August 1990 Schenectady Open Hard   Alysia May   Linda Ferrando
  Wiltrud Probst
6–4, 5–7, 6–3
Winner 3. 21 April 1991 Pattaya Women's Open Hard   Suzanna Anggarkusuma   Rika Hiraki
  Akemi Nishiya
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 27 September 1992 Nichirei International Championships, Tokyo Hard   Yayuk Basuki   Mary Joe Fernandez
  Robin White
4–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 3 October 1993 WTA Sapporo Hard   Tessa Price   Yone Kamio
  Naoko Kijimuta
6–4, 6–2
Winner 6. 10 October 1993 Taipei Women's Championship Hard   Yayuk Basuki   Jo-Anne Faull
  Kristine Kunce
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 10 April 1994 Japan Open, Tokyo Hard   Yayuk Basuki   Mami Donoshiro
  Ai Sugiyama
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 8. 17 April 1994 Pattaya Women's Open Hard   Yayuk Basuki   Patty Fendick
  Meredith McGrath
6–7, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 8 October 1995 Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic, Surabaya Hard   Stephanie Reece   Petra Kamstra
  Tina Križan
6–2, 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 10. 19 November 1995 PTT Pattaya Open Hard   Kristin Godridge   Jill Hetherington
  Kristine Kunce
6–2, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 3 November 1996 Ameritech Cup, Chicago Carpet   Angela Lettiere   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 12. 24 November 1996 PTT Pattaya Open Hard   Tina Križan   Miho Saeki
  Yuka Yoshida
2–6, 3–6
Winner 13. 5 January 1997 Gold Coast Classic Hard   Naoko Kijimuta   Ruxandra Dragomir
  Silvia Farina
7–6, 6–1
Winner 14. 12 January 1997 Moorilla Hobart International Hard   Naoko Kijimuta   Barbara Rittner
  Dominique Van Roost
6–3, 6–1
Winner 15. 23 February 1997 Cellular South Cup, Oklahoma City Hard   Rika Hiraki   Marianne Werdel-Witmeyer
  Tami Whitlinger-Jones
6–4, 6–1
Winner 16. 10 January 1998 Auckland Open Hard   Tamarine Tanasugarn   Julie Halard-Decugis
  Janette Husárová
7–6, 6–4
Winner 17. 19 April 1998 Japan Open, Tokyo Hard   Naoko Kijimuta   Amy Frazier
  Rika Hiraki
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 18. 8 October 2000 Toyota Princess Cup, Tokyo Hard   Paola Suárez   Julie Halard-Decugis
  Ai Sugiyama
0–6, 2–6
Winner 19. 6 October 2002 Japan Open, Tokyo Hard   Shinobu Asagoe   Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 20. 30 March 2003 NASDAQ-100 Open, Miami Hard   Shinobu Asagoe   Liezel Huber
  Magdalena Maleeva
4–6, 6–3, 5–7
Runner-up 21. 6 April 2003 Sarasota Clay Court Classic Clay   Shinobu Asagoe   Liezel Huber
  Martina Navratilova
6–7(8–10), 3–6

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