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Lisa Bonder

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Country (sports)  USA
Name  Lisa Bonder
Turned pro  June 21, 1982
Career titles  4
Weight  61 kg
Career record  139–126
Height  1.78 m
Prize money  $212,395
Role  Tennis player

Lisa Bonder playing tennis

Residence  Beverly Hills, California, USA
Born  October 16, 1965 (age 57) Columbus, Ohio, USA (1965-10-16)
Plays  Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Spouse  Kirk Kerkorian (m. 1999–1999)
Children  Kira Bonder, Taylor Jennings Kreiss
Similar People  Kirk Kerkorian, Steve Bing, Carling Bassett?Seguso, Elizabeth Hurley, Anthony Pellicano

Chris evert vs lisa bonder french open 1985

Lisa Bonder (also known as Lisa Bonder-Kreiss and Lisa Bonder-Kerkorian) (born October 16, 1965) is a retired American professional tennis player.


Lisa Bonder looking afar while wearing black and beige blouse

Chris Evert vs Lisa Bonder - French Open 1985 (1/2)


Bonder played on the WTA tour from 1981 to 1991 and won four titles before retiring, the first in 1982 in Hamburg, West Germany and then three in a row in Tokyo in 1982 and 1983. She reached the 4th round of the US Open in 1983 and 1984 and at Wimbledon in 1984. She also reached a quarterfinal at Roland Garros in 1984, defeating Corinne Vanier, Vicki Nelson, Amy Holton and former champion Virginia Ruzici before losing to Camille Benjamin. Notable career victories include wins over Chris Evert, Mary Joe Fernandez, Virginia Ruzici, and Andrea Jaeger. According to, Bonder reached a career high ranking of 9. She retired with a 139–126 win/loss record.


Lisa Bonder playing tennis

Born in Columbus, Ohio to Seth and Julie Bonder, who later divorced, she was raised in Saline, Michigan. Her father, Seth, an American engineer who founded Vector Research, Inc., was born in the Bronx to Russian emigrants who worked in the garment district.


Lisa Bonder playing tennis while wearing white and blue dress

Bonder was involved in a high-profile child support lawsuit with her ex-husband of 28 days, billionaire Kirk Kerkorian. 

Kirk Kerkorian

Kerkorian, forty-eight years older than Bonder, suspected that Bonder's ex-boyfriend, Steve Bing, was the father of her daughter. Kerkorian hired "private-eye to the stars" Anthony Pellicano to take dental floss from Bing's trashcan to do DNA paternity testing. It was confirmed that Bing was the father and not Kerkorian.

Change of name

She married Tom Kreiss on 10 January 1988, so her surname changed to "Bonder-Kreiss". She divorced from Kreiss to marry Kirk Kerkorian in 1999; then divorced again.

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Lisa Bonder looking afar while wearing black and beige blouse

  • SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number played.

  • Lisa Bonder's Daughter Kira Kerkorian smiling while hugging his dog

    The picture shows the 11-year-old Kira Kerkelin in 2009