Nannie de Villiers

Nannie de Villiers (born Esmé de Villiers, 5 January 1976) is a former professional tennis player who represented South Africa. De Villiers was born in neighbouring Namibia but moved at a young age.

Nannie de Villiers
Country (sports) South Africa
ResidenceSomerset West, South Africa
Born (1976-01-05) 5 January 1976 (age 44)
Windhoek, Namibia
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1993
Retired2007
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$294,308
Singles
Career record154–135
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 172 (15 December 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (1998)
WimbledonQ1 (1995)
US OpenQ1 (1999)
Doubles
Career record259–173
Career titles1 WTA, 22 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 53 (16 September 2002)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1998–99, 2003)
French Open3R (2001)
Wimbledon3R (2002)
US Open2R (1999)

De Villiers made her début in 1993, at the small ITF Johannesburg tournament. She also played her next event in her native country, in Pretoria, winning the doubles event. Although she officially retired in 2003, she made a minor-comeback in 2007, entering the Cape Town event, losing in the first round singles and reaching the semi-finals doubles. She never surpassed the singles qualifying stages at a Grand Slam.

Despite never winning a WTA Tour singles title, she won four on the ITF tour, and 22 doubles titles there.

De Villiers retired from tennis in 2007.

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Doubles: 3 (1–2)Edit

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (0–1) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (1–1) International (0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Jan 2001 Canberra, Australia Hard   Annabel Ellwood   Nicole Arendt
  Ai Sugiyama
4–6, 6–7(2–7)
Win 2. Jan 2002 Canberra, Australia Hard   Irina Selyutina   Samantha Reeves
  Adriana Serra Zanetti
6–2, 6–3
Loss 3. Sep 2002 Waikoloa, United States Hard   Irina Selyutina   Meilen Tu
  María Vento-Kabchi
6–1, 2–6, 3–6

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 8 (4–4)Edit

$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 9 May 1994 Bracknell, United Kingdom Hard   Claire Taylor 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 1 August 1994 Munich, Germany Clay   Angela Kerek 6–7(5–7), 3–6
Winner 3. 22 August 1994 Horb, Germany Clay   Catrin Müller 7–6(7–1), 6–4
Runner-up 4. 13 April 1997 Warwick, Australia Grass   Jenny-Ann Fetch 2–6, 6–4, 6–7
Winner 5. 21 April 1997 Dalby, Australia Hard   Evie Dominikovic 7–5, 7–6
Runner-up 6. 28 April 1997 Kooralbyn, Australia Hard   Evie Dominikovic 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 31 May 1997 Bundaberg, Australia Hard   Lisa McShea 4–6, 2–6
Winner 8. 13 July 1997 Easton, United States Hard   Karin Miller 6–3, 6–3

Doubles : 41 (22–19)Edit

Outcome No Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 27 September 1993 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Lucinda Gibbs   Janine Humphreys
  Cindy Summers
6–1, 6–2
Winner 2. 27 March 1994 Nairobi, Kenya Hard   Cara Black   Sybille Seyfried
  Magüi Serna
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 8 August 1994 Paderborn, Germany Clay   Carmiña Giraldo   Nora Kovarciková
  Simona Nedorostová
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 15 August 1994 Bergisch, Germany Clay   Carmiña Giraldo   Sabine Gerke
  Elisabeth Habeler
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 31 October 1994 Montevideo, Uruguay Clay   Ana Paula Zannoni   Virág Csurgó
  Petra Mandula
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 6. 7 November 1994 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Laura Montalvo   Virág Csurgó
  Petra Mandula
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 4 December 1995 São Paulo, Brazil Hard   Katalin Marosi   Vanessa Menga
  Luciana Tella
3–6, 2–6
Winner 8. 31 March 1996 Albury, Australia Grass   Danielle Jones   Tomoe Hotta
  Angie Marik
7–6, 6–3
Winner 9. 24 March 1997 Warrnambool, Australia Grass   Shirli-Ann Siddall   Joanne Limmer
  Lisa McShea
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Winner 10. 30 March 1997 Warrnambool, Australia Grass   Shirli-Ann Siddall   Joanne Ward
  Lorna Woodroffe
3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 4 April 1997 Corowa, Australia Grass   Shirli-Ann Siddall   Trudi Musgrave
  Jane Taylor
4–6, 7–6, 4–6
Winner 12. 26 April 1997 Dalby, Australia Hard   Lisa McShea   Jenny-Ann Fetch
  Renee Reid
6–0, 6–3
Winner 13. 3 May 1997 Kooralbyn, Australia Hard   Lisa McShea   Jenny-Ann Fetch
  Renee Reid
6–7(4–7), 6–1, 6–3
Winner 14. 10 May 1997 Hope Island, Australia Hard   Lisa McShea   Jenny-Ann Fetch
  Renee Reid
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 15. 17 May 1997 Caboolture, Australia Clay   Lisa McShea   Shinobu Asagoe
  Benjamas Sangaram
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 16. 24 May 1997 Gympie, Australia Clay   Lisa McShea   Shinobu Asagoe
  Benjamas Sangaram
7–5, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 17. 31 May 1997 Bundaberg, Australia Clay   Lisa McShea   Shinobu Asagoe
  Benjamas Sangaram
4–6, 6–1, 6–1
Winner 18. 7 June 1997 Ipswich, Australia Clay   Lisa McShea   Shinobu Asagoe
  Benjamas Sangaram
6–4, 3–6, 7–5
Winner 19. 13 July 1997 Easton, United States Hard   Lisa McShea   Marissa Catlin
  Karin Miller
6–0, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 20. 5 October 1997 Santa Clara, United States Hard   Lisa McShea   Rachel McQuillan
  Nana Smith
7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 21. 19 October 1997 Indian Wells, United States Hard   Lisa McShea   Kristine Kunce
  Rachel McQuillan
5–7, 4–6
Winner 22. 23 November 1997 Port Pirie, Australia Hard   Lisa McShea   Aleksandra Olsza
  Jessica Steck
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 23. 30 November 1997 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard   Lisa McShea   Catherine Barclay
  Kerry-Anne Guse
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 24. 22 February 1998 Rochester, United States Hard (i)   Ginger Helgeson-Nielsen   Catherine Barclay
  Kerry-Anne Guse
4–6, 4–6
Winner 25. 17 May 1998 Haines City, United States Clay   Jessica Steck   Maureen Drake
  Renata Kolbovic
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 26. 4 October 1998 Caracas, Venezuela Hard   Janette Husárová   María Fernanda Landa
  Seda Noorlander
4–6, 7–5, 6–7
Runner-up 27. 1 November 1998 Austin, United States Hard   Liezel Horn   Maureen Drake
  Lindsay Lee-Waters
1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 28. 4 April 1999 Claremont, United States Hard   Rika Hiraki   Rachel McQuillan
  Nana Smith
2–6, 3–6
Winner 29. 16 May 1999 Midlothian, United States Clay   Jessica Steck   Erika deLone
  Annabel Ellwood
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 30. 3 October 1999 Santa Clara, United States Hard   Nicole Pratt   Debbie Graham
  Nana Smith
4–6, 4–6
Winner 31. 20 February 2000 Midland, United States Hard (i)   Rika Hiraki   Surina De Beer
  Tzipora Obziler
6–1, 1–6, 6–1
Runner-up 32. 1 May 2000 Gifu, Japan Carpet   Surina De Beer   Shinobu Asagoe
  Yuka Yoshida
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 33. 1 October 2000 Saga, Japan Carpet   Eva Krejčová   Amanda Augustus
  Amy Jensen
4–6, 3–6
Winner 34. 20 October 2000 Brisbane, Australia Hard   Annabel Ellwood   Kerry-Anne Guse
  Rachel McQuillan
3–5, 4–2, 5–3, 4–1
Winner 35. 26 November 2000 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard   Annabel Ellwood   Rachel McQuillan
  Lisa McShea
7–6(7–1), 6–3
Winner 36. 3 December 2000 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard   Annabel Ellwood   Evie Dominikovic
  Amanda Grahame
6–2, 6–2
Winner 37. 10 December 2000 Port Pirie, Australia Hard   Annabel Ellwood   Evie Dominikovic
  Amanda Grahame
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 38. 21 October 2001 Southampton, United Kingdom Hard (İ)   Irina Selyutina   Lubomira Bacheva
  Elena Tatarkova
7–6(7–5), 2–6, 6–2
Runner-up 39. 28 October 2001 Dallas, United States Hard   Irina Selyutina   Rika Hiraki
  Nana Miyagi
6–7(4–7), 2–6
Winner 40. 4 November 2001 Hayward, United States Hard   Irina Selyutina   Amanda Augustus
  Abigail Spears
6–0, 7–5
Runner-up 41. 9 June 2002 Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass   Irina Selyutina   Julie Pullin
  Lorna Woodroffe
2–6, 2–6

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