Dominique Monami
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Dominique Monami

Dominique Monami
Dominique Van Roost.JPG
Dominique in 2003
Country (sports) Belgium
ResidenceMechelen
Born (1973-05-31) 31 May 1973 (age 48)
Verviers, Liège
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned proJune 1991
RetiredOctober 2000
PlaysRight-handed (two handed-backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 2,013,032
Singles
Career record295-182 (61.8%)
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 9 (12 October 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1997, 1999)
French Open3R (1997, 1998)
Wimbledon4R (1998, 1999)
US Open3R (1998, 1999)
Other tournaments
Olympic GamesQF (2000)
Doubles
Career record126-123 (50.6%)
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 21
Medal record

Dominique Monami (born 31 May 1973) is a former tennis player from Belgium.[1] She is her country's first ever top-10 tennis professional.

Monami was born in Verviers.[1] In 1995, she married her coach Bart Van Roost, with whom she has a daughter, and played under the name Dominique Van Roost for much of her career, until their divorce in 2003.

Career

Monami won her first WTA Tour tournament in 1996 in Cardiff (Welsh Open). Before this win, she had been on the ITF circuit where she won seven ITF events, five of which in 1990. In 1997, she reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. The following year, Van Roost became the first ever Belgian tennis player (male or female) to reach the top 10 in WTA rankings.

Monami won a total of four WTA singles titles and reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 9 in October 1998. In total, she participated in 36 Grand Slam tournaments during her career.

Another achievement for Van Roost came during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney where she won the bronze medal in the women's doubles competition, partnering Els Callens. Also in doubles, she reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in 1999 and 2000, and the semifinals of the 2000 US Open.

In November 2000, Monami ended her professional tennis career when she became pregnant by Bart Van Roost, whom she divorced later in 2003. Subsequently, in 2006, she married Erik Vink, a manager in Sony BMG.

After retiring from playing, Monami became involved in Belgian tennis in various capacities, including as a tournament director (Brussels Open) and as Fed Cup captain. She also wrote a book titled Een Kwestie van Karakter (Tout est dans le caractère). Monami was awarded Belgian Sports Personality of the Year in 1998.

Significant finals

Olympics

Doubles: 1 (bronze medal)

Outcome Year Location Surface Partner Opponents Score
Bronze 2000 Sydney Hard Belgium Els Callens Belarus Olga Barabanschikova
Belarus Natalia Zvereva
4-6, 6-4, 6-1

WTA career finals

Legend
Tier I (0-0)
Tier II (0-3)
Tier III (0-4)
Tier IV (4-5)

Singles: 16 (4 titles, 12 runner-ups)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Oct 1993 Montpellier Open, France Carpet (i) Kazakhstan Elena Likhovtseva 3-6, 4-6
Loss 2. Oct 1995 Bell Challenge, Canada Carpet (i) Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy 6-7(5), 2-6
Win 1. May 1996 British Clay Court Championships, UK Clay Belgium Laurence Courtois 6-4, 6-2
Win 2. Jan 1997 Hobart International, Australia Hard United States Marianne Werdel 6-3, 6-3
Win 3. Sep 1997 Surabaya International, Indonesia Hard Czech Republic Lenka N?me?ková 6-1, 6-3
Loss 3. Oct 1997 Tournoi de Québec, Canada Carpet (i) Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy 4-6, 7-6(4), 5-7
Loss 4. Nov 1997 Pattaya Open, Thailand Hard Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová 5-7, 7-6(6), 5-7
Win 4. Jan 1998 Auckland Open, New Zealand Hard Italy Silvia Farina 4-6, 7-6, 7-5
Loss 5. Jan 1998 Hobart International, Australia Hard Switzerland Patty Schnyder 3-6, 2-6
Loss 6. Feb 1998 Paris Indoor, France Carpet (i) France Mary Pierce 3-6, 5-7
Loss 7. Feb 1998 Linz Open, Austria Carpet (i) Czech Republic Jana Novotná 1-6, 6-7(2)
Loss 8. May 1998 Madrid Open, Spain Clay Switzerland Patty Schnyder 6-3, 4-6, 0-6
Loss 9. Jan 1999 Auckland Open, New Zealand Hard France Julie Halard-Decugis 4-6, 1-6
Loss 10. Sep 1999 Luxembourg Open Carpet (i) Belgium Kim Clijsters 2-6, 2-6
Loss 11. Jun 2000 Eastbourne International, UK Grass France Julie Halard-Decugis 6-7(4), 4-6
Loss 12. Jul 2000 Knokke-Heist Trophy, Belgium Clay Israel Anna Smashnova 2-6, 5-7

Doubles: 9 (4 titles, 5 runner-ups)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. May 1993 Belgian Open Clay Belgium Ann Devries Czech Republic Radka Bobková
Argentina María José Gaidano
4-6, 6-2, 6-7(4)
Win 1. Jul 1993 Austrian Open Clay China Li Fang Croatia Maja Muri?
Czech Republic Pavlína Rajzlová
6-2, 6-1
Loss 2. Oct 1993 Montpellier Open, France Carpet (i) Slovakia Janette Husárová United States Meredith McGrath
Germany Claudia Porwik
6-3, 2-6, 6-7(3)
Loss 3. Oct 1996 Luxembourg Open Carpet (i) Germany Barbara Rittner Netherlands Kristie Boogert
France Nathalie Tauziat
6-2, 4-6, 2-6
Win 2. Jan 1997 Auckland Open, New Zealand Hard Slovakia Janette Husárová Poland Aleksandra Olsza
Bulgaria Elena Pampoulova
6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3
Loss 4. Jan 1997 Hobart International, Australia Hard Germany Barbara Rittner Japan Naoko Kijimuta
Japan Nana Miyagi
3-6, 1-6
Loss 5. Nov 1997 Pattaya Open,Thailand Hard Argentina Florencia Labat Australia Kristine Kunce
United States Corina Morariu
3-6, 4-6
Win 3. May 1998 Madrid Open, Spain Clay Argentina Florencia Labat Australia Rachel McQuillan
Australia Nicole Pratt
6-3, 6-1
Win 4. Aug 2000 LA Tennis Championships, U.S. Hard Belgium Els Callens United States Kimberly Po
France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
6-2, 7-5

ITF finals

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 8 (7-1)

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 6 August 1990 ITF Koksijde, Belgium Clay Poland Magdalena Feistel 6-2, 6-1
Winner 2. 17 September 1990 ITF Napoli, Italy Clay Czechoslovakia Klára Bláhová 6-3, 6-2
Winner 3. 24 September 1990 ITF Napoli, Italy Clay Sweden Catarina Bernstein 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Winner 4. 15 October 1990 ITF Burgdorf, Switzerland Carpet (i) West Germany Sabine Lohmann 5-7, 6-2, 6-4
Winner 5. 22 October 1990 ITF Lyss, Switzerland Clay West Germany Katja Meichelbock 6-2, 6-2
Runner-up 1. 12 November 1990 ITF Swindon, United Kingdom Carpet (i) France Sandrine Testud 4-6, 4-6
Winner 6. 27 February 1995 ITF Southampton, UK Carpet (i) Germany Angela Kerek 0-6, 6-4, 6-3
Winner 7. 29 September 1996 ITF Limoges, France Hard (i) Sweden Åsa Carlsson 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-1

Doubles: 2 (1-1)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 27 February 1995 ITF Southampton, UK Carpet (i) Hungary Andrea Temesvari Netherlands Seda Noorlander
Greece Christína Papadáki
6-4, 6-2
Runner-up 1. 28 September 1996 ITF Limoges, France Hard (i) France Caroline Dhenin Ukraine Natalia Medvedeva
Latvia Larisa Neiland
1-6, 1-6

Singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 SR W-L W%
Australian Open A 4R 2R 1R Q1 2R QF 3R QF 2R 0 / 8 15-8 65%
French Open Q1 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 3R 3R 1R 2R 0 / 9 6-9 40%
Wimbledon A 1R 1R 3R 2R 3R 1R 4R 4R 1R 0 / 9 11-9 55%
US Open 3R 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 3R 3R 2R 0 / 10 10-10 50%
Year-end championships
Tour Championships A A A A A A A QF QF A 0 / 2 2-2 50%
Tier I tournaments
Tokyo Tier II A 1R A A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Indian Wells Tier II A 3R 1R 4R 0 / 3 4-3 57%
Miami A A A 2R 3R 2R 2R 2R 2R 3R 0 / 7 5-6 45%
Berlin A A A A A A A 1R 2R A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Rome A A A 1R A A 3R 3R QF 2R 0 / 5 8-5 62%
Montreal / Toronto A 1R A A A A A 2R A 1R 0 / 3 1-3 25%
Moscow T V Not Held Tier III SF A SF A 0 / 2 6-2 75%
Zürich Tier II A A A A 2R QF QF 1R 0 / 4 5-4 56%
Year-end ranking 129 100 59 133 43 46 18 12 14 24

Head-to-head record

Record vs. top 10 players

References

  1. ^ a b "Dominique Monami | Player Stats & More - WTA Official". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 2021.

External links

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Not given
Belgian Sports Personality of the Year
1998
Succeeded by
Luc Van Lierde

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