Nana Smith

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Nana Smith (born Nana Miyagi on 10 April 1971) is an American-born tennis player who played for Japan.

Nana Smith
Country (sports) Japan
 United States
ResidenceSan Diego, California, U.S.
Born (1971-04-10) 10 April 1971 (age 49)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1 March 1988
Retired21 March 2006
PlaysRight (two-handed both sides)
Prize money$1,234,067
Singles
Career record273–265 (50.7%)
Career titles4 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 (61.1%)
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 (62.5%)

CareerEdit

Miyagi, a former top-15 player in doubles, 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 is 51, which she reached in February 1995. She won four singles titles on the ITF 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 (runner-up)Edit

Legend
Tier I
Tier II
Tier III
Tier IV & V
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. 13 October 1996 Surabaya Classic, Indonesia Hard   Wang Shi-ting 4–6, 0–6

Doubles: 22 (10 titles, 12 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 30 April 1989 Taipei Championship, Taiwan Hard   Cecilia Dahlman   Maria Lindström
  Heather Ludloff
6–4, 5–7, 3–6
Win 2. 25 August 1990 Schenectady Open, United States Hard   Alysia May   Linda Ferrando
  Wiltrud Probst
6–4, 5–7, 6–3
Win 3. 21 April 1991 Pattaya Open, Thailand Hard   Suzanna Anggarkusuma   Rika Hiraki
  Akemi Nishiya
6–1, 6–4
Loss 4. 27 September 1992 Tokyo Championships, Japan Hard   Yayuk Basuki   Mary Joe Fernandez
  Robin White
4–6, 4–6
Win 5. 3 October 1993 Sapporo Open, Tokyo Hard   Yayuk Basuki   Yone Kamio
  Naoko Kijimuta
6–4, 6–2
Win 6. 10 October 1993 Taipei Championship, Taiwan Hard   Yayuk Basuki   Jo-Anne Faull
  Kristine Kunce
6–4, 6–2
Loss 7. 10 April 1994 Tokyo Championships, Japan Hard   Yayuk Basuki   Mami Donoshiro
  Ai Sugiyama
4–6, 1–6
Loss 8. 17 April 1994 Pattaya Open, Thailand Hard   Yayuk Basuki   Patty Fendick
  Meredith McGrath
6–7, 6–3, 3–6
Loss 9. 8 October 1995 Surabaya Classic, Indonesia Hard   Stephanie Reece   Petra Kamstra
  Tina Križan
6–2, 4–6, 1–6
Loss 10. 19 November 1995 Pattaya Open, Thailand Hard   Kristin Godridge   Jill Hetherington
  Kristine Kunce
6–2, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 11. 3 November 1996 Ameritech Cup Chicago, United States Carpet (i)   Angela Lettiere   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
1–6, 1–6
Loss 12. 24 November 1996 Pattaya Open, Thailand Hard   Tina Križan   Miho Saeki
  Yuka Yoshida
2–6, 3–6
Win 13. 5 January 1997 Gold Coast Classic, Australia Hard   Naoko Kijimuta   Ruxandra Dragomir
  Silvia Farina
7–6, 6–1
Win 14. 12 January 1997 Hobart International, Australia Hard   Naoko Kijimuta   Barbara Rittner
  Dominique Van Roost
6–3, 6–1
Win 15. 23 February 1997 National Indoors, United States Hard (i)   Rika Hiraki   Marianne Werdel
  Tami Whitlinger
6–4, 6–1
Loss 16. 19 May 1997 World Doubles Cup, United Kingdom Clay   Rachel McQuillan   Nicole Arendt
  Manon Bollegraf
1–6, 6–3, 7–5
Win 17. 10 January 1998 Auckland Open, New Zealand Hard   Tamarine Tanasugarn   Julie Halard-Decugis
  Janette Husárová
7–6, 6–4
Win 18. 19 April 1998 Japan Open, Tokyo Hard   Naoko Kijimuta   Amy Frazier
  Rika Hiraki
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Loss 19. 8 October 2000 Toyota Princess Cup, Japan Hard   Paola Suárez   Julie Halard-Decugis
  Ai Sugiyama
0–6, 2–6
Win 20. 6 October 2002 Japan Open, Tokyo Hard   Shinobu Asagoe   Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Loss 21. 30 March 2003 Miami Open, United States Hard   Shinobu Asagoe   Liezel Huber
  Magdalena Maleeva
4–6, 6–3, 5–7
Loss 22. 6 April 2003 Sarasota Classic, United States Clay   Shinobu Asagoe   Liezel Huber
  Martina Navratilova
6–7(8), 3–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 11 (4-7)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 7 August 1988 ITF Roanoke, United States Hard   Sandra Birch 6–4, 1–6, 1–6
Winner 2. 21 August 1988 ITF Chatham, United States Hard   Eleni Rossides 6–0, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 26 September 1986 ITF Detroit, United States Hard   Patricia Hy-Boulais 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 2 August 1992 ITF Williamsburg, United States Hard   Stephanie Rehe 2–6, 6–0, 3–6
Winner 5. 16 August 1992 ITF Virginia Beach, United States Hard   Nicole Arendt 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 5 November 1995 ITF Saga, Japan Grass   Kirrily Sharpe 3–6, 6–4, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 2 November 1997 ITF Austin, United States Hard   Emmanuelle Gagliardi 2–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 4 April 1999 ITF Clermont, United States Hard   Shinobu Asagoe 7–5, 4–6, 1–6
Winner 9. 31 October 1999 ITF Austin, United States Hard   Meghann Shaughnessy 4–6, 6–2, 3–1 ret.
Winner 10. 17 June 2001 ITF Mt. Pleasant, United States Hard   Megan Bradley 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 14 October 2001 ITF Saga, Japan Grass   Akiko Morigami 4–6, 5–7

Doubles: 46 (31–15)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 9 October 1988 ITF Corpus Christi, United States Hard   Vincenza Procacci   Eleni Rossides
  Shaun Stafford
3–6, 6–3, 5–7
Winner 2. 25 October 1993 ITF Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Ei Iida   Robyn Mawdsley
  Julie Pullin
6–4, 7–5
Winner 3. 11 August 1996 ITF Austin, United States Hard   Laxmi Poruri   Audra Keller
  Tracey Morton-Rodgers
5-7, 7-5, 6-2
Winner 4. 10 February 1997 ITF Midland, United States Hard (i)   Angela Lettiere   Janet Lee
  Lindsay Lee-Waters
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 4 August 1997 ITF Salt Lake City, United States Hard   Rachel McQuillan   Debbie Graham
  Mariaan de Swardt
6–7, 5–7
Runner-up 6. 5 October 1997 ITF Santa Clara, United States Hard   Rachel McQuillan   Lisa McShea
  Nannie de Villiers
6-7, 6-7
Winner 7. 26 October 1997 ITF Houston, United States Hard   Rachel McQuillan   Ginger Helgeson-Nielsen
  Kristine Kunce
6-0, 3-6, 6-2
Winner 8. 5 October 1998 Albuquerque Championships,
United States
Hard   Rachel McQuillan   Erika deLone
  Nicole Pratt
7–6(5), 6–2
Winner 9. 25 October 1998 Houston, United States Hard   Miho Saeki   Rika Hiraki
  Kim Eun-ha
6–1, 4–6, 6–1
Winner 10. 4 April 1999 Claremont, United States Hard   Rachel McQuillan   Rika Hiraki
  Nannie de Villiers
6-2, 6-3
Runner-up 11. 2 May 1999 Gifu, Japan Carpet   Shiho Hisamatsu   Chae Kyung-yee
  Cho Yoon-jeong
2–6, 6–4, 2–6
Winner 12. 25 July 1999 Peachtree City, United States Hard   Rika Hiraki   Annabel Ellwood
  Bryanne Stewart
6-4, 6-1
Winner 13. 21 August 1999 The Bronx, United States Hard   Surina De Beer   Seda Noorlander
  Patricia Wartusch
3–6, 6–0, 6–3
Winner 14. 26 September 1999 Kirkland, United States Hard   Debbie Graham   Rachel McQuillan
  Kristine Kunce
6-3, 6-1
Winner 15. 3 October 1999 Santa Clara, United States Hard   Debbie Graham   Nannie de Villiers
  Nicole Pratt
6-4, 6-4
Winner 16. 10 October 1999 Albuquerque, United States Hard   Debbie Graham   Marion Maruska
  Nirupama Sanjeev
6–4, 7–5
Winner 17. 17 October 1999 Largo, United States Hard   Nicole Arendt   Francesca Lubiani
  Samantha Reeves
6-2, 6-3
Winner 18. 19 August 2000 The Bronx, United States Hard   Surina De Beer   Alexandra Fusai
  Émilie Loit
5–7, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 19. 23 October 2000 Dallas, United States Hard   Nirupama Sanjeev   Brie Rippner
  Elena Tatarkova
3–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 20. 30 October 2000 Hayward, United States Hard   Nirupama Sanjeev   Kelly Liggan
  Milagros Sequera
4–2, 4–2
Winner 21. 6 November 2000 Pittsburgh, United States Hard (i)   Nirupama Sanjeev   Seda Noorlander
  Kirstin Freye
5–7, 6–4, 6–0
Winner 22. 19 November 2000 Naples, United States Clay   Elena Tatarkova   Maret Ani
  Valentina Sassi
5–3, 2–4, 2–4, 5–3, 4–1
Runner-up 23. 8 April 2001 West Palm Beach, United States Clay   Rika Hiraki   Rachel McQuillan
  Lisa McShea
3–6, 3–6
Winner 24. 13 May 2001 Fukuoka, Japan Hard   Rika Hiraki   Julie Pullin
  Lorna Woodroffe
6–0, 7–6(3)
Winner 25. 15 July 2001 College Park, United States Hard   Lisa McShea   Dawn Buth
  Vanessa Webb
6–1, 6–4
Winner 26. 22 July 2001 Mahwah, United States Hard   Lisa McShea   Dawn Buth
  Vanessa Webb
6–1, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 27. 5 August 2001 Lexington, United States Hard   Lisa McShea   Julie Ditty
  Milagros Sequera
6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 28. 30 September 2001 Albuquerque, United States Hard   Lisa McShea   Marissa Irvin
  Katie Schlukebir
4–6, 6–1, 4–6
Winner 29. 14 October 2001 Saga, Japan Grass   Rika Hiraki   Shiho Hisamatsu
  Maiko Inoue
6-0, 6-1
Winner 30. 28 October 2001 Dallas, United States Hard   Rika Hiraki   Irina Selyutina
  Nannie de Villiers
7–6(4), 6–2
Runner-up 31. 12 November 2001 Hattiesburg, United States Hard   Rika Hiraki   Alina Jidkova
  Abigail Spears
3-6, 1-6
Runner-up 32. 26 November 2002 Minneapolis, United States Hard (i)   Rika Hiraki   Shinobu Asagoe
  Els Callens
6–7(3), 6–7(3)
Winner 33. 14 April 2002 Naples, United States Clay   Rika Hiraki   Gisela Dulko
  Vera Zvonareva
7–5, 4–6, 7–5
Runner-up 34. 21 July 2002 Oyster Bay, United States Hard   Irina Selyutina   Jennifer Embry
  Jessica Lehnhoff
6–4, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 35. 28 July 2002 Louisville, United States Hard   Irina Selyutina   Miho Saeki
  Renata Voráčová
5–7, 6–1, 7–5
Winner 36. 3 August 2002 Lexington, United States Hard   Irina Selyutina   Rachel McQuillan
  Lisa McShea
6–7(2), 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 37. 18 August 2002 The Bronx, United States Hard   Shinobu Asagoe   Maret Ani
  Flavia Pennetta
4–6, 1–6
Winner 38. 27 October 2002 Frisco, United States Hard   Brie Rippner   Teryn Ashley
  Abigail Spears
4-6, 6-4, 6-1
Runner-up 39. 10 November 2002 Pittsburgh, United States Hard   Milagros Sequera   Amy Frazier
  Jennifer Russell
4–6, 2–6
Winner 40. 17 November 2002 Eugene, United States Hard   Milagros Sequera   Evgenia Kulikovskaya
  Elena Tatarkova
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 41. 27 April 2003 Gifu, Japan Grass   Shinobu Asagoe   Rika Fujiwara
  Saori Obata
6-1, 5-7, 3-6
Winner 42. 6 May 2003 Fukuoka, Japan Clay   Līga Dekmeijere   Saori Obata
  Rika Fujiwara
6–2, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 43. 8 June 2003 Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass   Shinobu Asagoe   Bethanie Mattek-Sands
  Lilia Osterloh
7-6, 3-6, 6-4
Runner-up 44. 4 July 2004 ITF Los Gatos, United States Hard   Lilia Osterloh   Sofia Arvidsson
  İpek Şenoğlu
1–6, 6–2, 4–6
Runner-up 45. 24 October 2004 ITF Cary, United States Clay   Maureen Drake   Ruxandra Dragomir
  Samantha Reeves
6–4, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 46. 30 November 2004 ITF Palm Beach Gardens, United States Clay   Līga Dekmeijere   Kelly McCain
  Kaysie Smashey
6–3, 6–2

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