Eva was born in Athens in 1982. She competed in rhythmic gymnastics until the age of 12, when she began playing tennis at a local club. Soon after that, Eva started competing and at the age of sixteen and was ranked number 7 in Greece.
It was around that time that the local club hosted an International tournament. They were looking for line judges and she acted as volunteer. She really enjoyed the experience and asked to work at other tournaments around Greece. She did this for a couple of years while studying business at university.
In 2000 Eva became a White Badge and started working at bigger tournaments. It took two years to receive her bronze badge (which allowed her to work as a chair umpire at International events abroad). Eva was promoted to Silver in 2005 and Gold (the highest level in tennis officiating) in 2007. That year she was asked to join the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Elite Team of officials, and she has been a member ever since.
During her career she has had the opportunity to work at three Olympic Games - Athens, Beijing and London. She has also been selected to work at the Games in Rio in 2016.
Eva has also been selected to work as a chair umpire at Grand Slams since 2000. During that time she has been fortunate enough to umpire some of the greatest players - and matches - in the game. As well as officiating the Women’s Singles finals at US Open (2011) and Wimbledon (2013),she was the first woman to umpire the Men’s Doubles final at Wimbledon in 2013. This year She had the honour of becoming the first woman to umpire the Men’s Singles Final at the US Open, where Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer.
Away from the Slams she has umpired the Finals of all WTA Premier events, as well as at the Fed Cup and a number of other international events.
From 2016 Eva will be working for the International Tennis Federation (ITF) as a Grand Slam Chair Umpire.