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Alexandra Fusai

Alexandra Fusai
Country (sports) France
ResidenceNantes, France
Born (1973-11-22) 22 November 1973 (age 45)
Saint-Cloud, France
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned proSeptember 1989
RetiredApril 2003
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,608,170
Singles
Career record284-269
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 37 (26 October 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1996)
French Open3R (1994, 1998)
Wimbledon2R (1996, 1998)
US Open3R (1997)
Doubles
Career record300-225
Career titles12 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 6 (14 September 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2001)
French OpenSF (1997, 1999, 2000)
Wimbledon3R (1997)
US OpenQF (1997)
Team competitions
Fed CupW (1997)

Alexandra Fusai (born 22 November 1973) is a former professional tennis player from France.

Fusai was born in Saint-Cloud, Hauts-de-Seine. Starting from September 1989 when she turned professional, Fusai played four tournaments (all of them part of the ITF Women's Circuit) on the international tennis circuit in 1989. She played right-handed and lived in Nantes during her career. She retired from the professional tennis circuit in April 2003 when she discovered that she was pregnant with her first child. Fusai's highest WTA rankings were No. 37 and No. 6 respectively, both attained in 1998. Her career prize money earnings reached the one million USD-mark in 1999.[1]

Fusai won six singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. She reached her only career WTA Tour singles final in Warsaw in 1995, losing to Barbara Paulus of Austria in three sets. She was a losing singles quarterfinalist on six occasions and a losing singles semifinalist on three occasions in WTA tournaments. Fusai never advanced beyond the singles third round of the main draw of any Grand Slam tournament. She earned her career-best singles victory at the Italian Open in Rome in 1998 by beating world No. 3 Jana Novotná.

Fusai excelled as a doubles player. She achieved her best results in doubles competition in partnership with fellow Frenchwoman Nathalie Tauziat from 1997 to 2000. She was a losing quarterfinalist on four occasions and a losing semifinalist on three occasions in seven Grand Slam women's doubles tournaments; in five of those tournaments, her doubles partner was Tauziat. Fusai's doubles performances qualified her to play in the year-ending WTA Tour Championships in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000. and 2001; her doubles partner was Tauziat in the 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000 editions of the WTA Tour Championships. She and Tauziat were the runners-up there in 1997 and 1998. All in all, Fusai won a total of 12 WTA Tour doubles titles, eight of them with Tauziat. She was the doubles runner-up in WTA Tour tournaments on 21 occasions, eleven of them with Tauziat. Fusai was a losing doubles semifinalist in WTA tournaments on 27 occasions, excluding Grand Slam tournaments: 1992(1), 1993(1), 1994(1), 1995(2), 1996(1), 1997(3), 1998(4), 1999(4), 2000(3), 2001(6), 2003(1). Fusai had a career women's doubles win-loss record of 300-225 (260-192 for only main draw matches in WTA Tour tournaments).[2]

Fusai achieved her best mixed-doubles result at the 2001 French Open; she was paired with Jérôme Golmard and they lost in the quarterfinals.[2] Fusai was a member of the France Fed Cup team that won the title in 1997, winning all the three World Group doubles matches that she played from the opening round (quarterfinals) against Japan to the final against the Netherlands. She also played for her country in the Fed Cup in 1994 and 1998. She had a Fed Cup career record of 1-1 in singles and 5-1 in doubles. However, Fusai did not play for her country in the Olympic Games.[3]

Fusai married David Crochu on 13 July 2002. Their son Oscar was born on 7 December 2003.

WTA career finals

Singles (0-1)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tier I (1)
Tier II (3)
Tier III (3)
Tier IV & V (5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 17 September 1995 Warsaw, Poland Clay Austria Barbara Paulus 6-7(4-7), 6-4, 1-6

Doubles (12-21)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tier I (0)
Tier II (0)
Tier III (0)
Tier IV & V (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 31 July 1994 Maria Lankowitz, Austria Clay Slovakia Karina Hab?udová Italy Sandra Cecchini
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
5-7, 5-7
Runner-up 2. 20 November 1994 Taipei, Taiwan Hard Belgium Nancy Feber Australia Michelle Jaggard-Lai
Canada Rene Simpson
0-6, 6-7(10-12)
Runner-up 3. 30 July 1995 Maria Lankowitz, Austria Clay Germany Wiltrud Probst Italy Silvia Farina
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 4. 5 May 1996 Bol, Croatia Clay France Alexia Dechaume Argentina Laura Montalvo
Argentina Paola Suárez
7-6, 3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 5. 22 September 1996 Warsaw, Poland Clay Italy Laura Garrone Ukraine Olga Lugina
Bulgaria Elena Pampoulova
6-1, 4-6, 5-7
Winner 6. 13 October 1996 Surabaya, Indonesia Hard Australia Kerry-Anne Guse Slovenia Tina Kri?an
France Noëlle van Lottum
6-4, 6-4
Winner 7. 16 February 1997 Paris, France Carpet (i) Italy Rita Grande Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Switzerland Martina Hingis
3-6, 0-6
Runner-up 8. 23 February 1997 Linz, Austria Carpet (i) France Nathalie Tauziat Czech Republic Eva Melicharová
Czech Republic Helena Vildová
4-6, 6-3, 6-1
Winner 9. 27 April 1997 Budapest, Hungary Clay South Africa Amanda Coetzer Czech Republic Eva Martincová
Germany Elena Wagner
6-3, 6-1
Runner-up 10. 24 August 1997 Atlanta, United States Hard France Nathalie Tauziat United States Nicole Arendt
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
7-6(7-5), 3-6, 2-6
Runner-up 11. 26 October 1997 Québec City, Canada Carpet (i) France Nathalie Tauziat United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
4-6, 7-5, 5-7
Winner 12. 9 November 1997 Chicago, United States Carpet (i) France Nathalie Tauziat United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Monica Seles
6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 13. 23 November 1997 Chase Championships, New York Carpet (i) France Nathalie Tauziat United States Lindsay Davenport
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
7-6(7-5), 3-6, 2-6
Winner 14. 28 February 1998 Linz, Austria Carpet (i) France Nathalie Tauziat Russia Anna Kournikova
Latvia Larisa Neiland
6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Runner-up 15. 15 March 1998 Indian Wells, United States Hard France Nathalie Tauziat United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
4-6, 6-2, 4-6
Runner-up 16. 17 May 1998 Berlin, Germany Clay France Nathalie Tauziat United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
3-6, 0-6
Winner 17. 24 May 1998 Strasbourg, France Clay France Nathalie Tauziat Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Netherlands Caroline Vis
6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 18. 9 August 1998 San Diego, United States Hard France Nathalie Tauziat United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
2-6, 1-6
Winner 19. 30 August 1998 New Haven, United States Hard France Nathalie Tauziat Czech Republic Jana Novotná
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
6-1, 6-0
Runner-up 20. 22 November 1998 Chase Championships, New York Carpet (i) France Nathalie Tauziat United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
7-6(8-6), 5-7, 3-6
Winner 21. 14 February 1999 Prost?jov, Czech Republic Carpet (i) France Nathalie Tauziat Czech Republic Kv?ta Peschke
Czech Republic Helena Vildová
3-6, 6-2, 6-1
Runner-up 22. 21 February 1999 Hanover, Germany Carpet (i) France Nathalie Tauziat United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
7-5, 2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 23. 9 May 1999 Rome, Italy Clay France Nathalie Tauziat Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova
2-6, 2-6
Winner 24. 16 May 1999 Berlin, Germany Clay France Nathalie Tauziat Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
6-3, 7-5
Runner-up 25. 22 May 1999 Strasbourg, France Clay France Nathalie Tauziat Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Japan Ai Sugiyama
6-2, 6-7(6-8), 1-6
Runner-up 26. 12 June 1999 Birmingham, England Grass Argentina Inés Gorrochategui United States Corina Morariu
Latvia Larisa Neiland
4-6, 4-6
Winner 27. 8 January 2000 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black Austria Barbara Schwartz
Austria Patricia Wartusch
3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Runner-up 28. 6 February 2000 Tokyo, Japan Carpet (i) France Nathalie Tauziat Switzerland Martina Hingis
France Mary Pierce
4-6, 1-6
Winner 29. 30 September 2000 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Carpet (i) France Nathalie Tauziat Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva
Spain Cristina Torrens Valero
6-3, 7-6(7-0)
Winner 30. 6 January 2001 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Italy Rita Grande Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
Austria Barbara Schett
7-6(7-4), 6-3
Runner-up 31. 8 April 2001 Porto, Portugal Clay Italy Rita Grande Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
1-6, 7-6(7-5), 5-7
Runner-up 32. 17 February 2002 Doha, Qatar Hard Netherlands Caroline Vis Slovakia Janette Husárová
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
3-6, 3-6
Runner-up 33. 21 April 2002 Charleston, United States Clay Netherlands Caroline Vis United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
4-6, 6-3, 6-7(4-7)

ITF finals

Singles (6-2)

Legend
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 19 March 1990 Granada, Spain Hard Austria Birgit Arming 1-6, 6-7
Winner 2. 2 July 1990 Cherbourg, France Clay Spain María José Llorca 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Winner 3. 16 July 1990 Sezze, Italy Clay France Sophie Woorons 6-4, 6-3
Winner 4. 8 April 1991 Limoges, France Carpet Russia Eugenia Maniokova 7-5, 5-7, 6-4
Runner-up 5. 14 June 1992 Modena, Italy Clay South Africa Joannette Kruger 4-6, 3-6
Winner 6. 26 October 1992 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard United States Sandra Cacic 6-4, 6-2
Winner 7. 23 November 1992 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard Australia Michelle Jaggard-Lai 7-6, 3-6, 6-3
Winner 8. 8 May 1995 Szczecin, Poland Clay Poland Magdalena Grzybowska 7-5, 7-6

Doubles (2-7)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 2 July 1990 Cherbourg, France Clay France Olivia Gravereaux West Germany Cora Linneman
Australia Louise Pleming
4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 2. 24 June 1991 Caltagiron, Italy Hard France Olivia Gravereaux Italy Silvia Farina Elia
Japan Misumi Miyauchi
7-6, 4-6, 4-6
Runner-up 3. 14 June 1992 Modena, Italy Clay Switzerland Natalie Tschan Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
Bulgaria Elena Pampoulova
3-6, 6-7
Runner-up 4. 22 June 1992 Reggio Emilia, Italy Clay France Barbara Collet Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
Switzerland Natalie Tschan
6-3, 2-6, 1-6
Runner-up 5. 24 April 1995 Budapest, Hungary Clay Australia Kristin Godridge Czech Republic Eva Melicharová
Czech Republic Helena Vildová
3-6, 4-6
Winner 6. 8 August 1999 Lexington, United States Hard Argentina Florencia Labat South Korea Kim Eun-ha
United Kingdom Julie Pullin
6-4, 6-1
Runner-up 7. 17 October 1999 Poitiers, France Hard (i) Italy Rita Grande France Émilie Loit
Sweden Åsa Carlsson
2-6, 6-7(5-7)
Winner 8. 20 February 2000 Redbridge, England Hard (i) Slovenia Tina Kri?an United Kingdom Julie Pullin
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
7-6(7-4), 3-6, 7-6(7-1)
Runner-up 9. 20 August 2000 Bronx, United States Hard France Émilie Loit South Africa Surina De Beer
Japan Nana Miyagi
7-5, 4-6, 4-6

References

  1. ^ "Alexandra Fusai WTA Tour website". WTA Tour official website.
  2. ^ a b "ITF profile of Alexandra Fusai". ITF.
  3. ^ "Players: Alexandra Fusai (France)". Fed Cup official website.

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