Francesca Lubiani
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Francesca Lubiani
Francesca Lubiani
Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceBologna, Italy
Born (1977-07-12) 12 July 1977 (age 43)
Bologna
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro1992
Retired2006
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed both sides)
Prize money$421,264
Singles
Career record294-311
Career titles4 ITF
Highest ranking58 (26 May 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1996, 1997)
French Open2R (1996)
Wimbledon1R (1996, 1997, 1998)
US Open2R (1997)
Doubles
Career record184-161
Career titles15 ITF
Highest ranking114 (15 August 2005)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2005)
WimbledonQ2 (1999)

Francesca Lubiani (born 12 July 1977) is a former professional tennis player from Italy.

Her career-high singles ranking is world No. 58, which she reached on 26 May 1997. On 15 August 2005, she peaked at No. 114 in the doubles rankings.

WTA career finals

Doubles: 1 runner-up

Legend
Grand Slam
Tier I
Tier II
Tier III
Tier IV & V
Result Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss Jan 2005 Auckland Open, New Zealand Hard New Zealand Leanne Baker Japan Shinobu Asagoe
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
3-6, 3-6

ITF finals

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

Singles (4-2)

Outcome No. Date Location Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 27 February 1994 Albufeira, Portugal Hard Italy Stefania Pifferi 6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 2. 20 August 1995 Fayetteville, United States Hard Australia Annabel Ellwood 6-7(2), 6-3, 1-6
Runner-up 3. 15 November 1998 Hull, United Kingdom Hard (i) Austria Barbara Schwartz 6-3, 3-6, 2-6
Winner 4. 31 July 2000 Alghero, Italy Hard Hungary Zsófia Gubacsi 6-1, 6-0
Winner 5. 22 July 2001 Valladolid, Spain Hard Netherlands Anousjka van Exel 7-6(8), 2-6, 6-4
Winner 6. 15 July 2002 Valladolid, Spain Hard Czech Republic Olga Vymetálková 6-2, 6-4

Doubles (15-15)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 16 February 1992 Carvoeiro, Portugal Hard Belgium Raphaella Liziero Netherlands Stephanie Gomperts
Netherlands Sabine Verhaar
6-4, 7-5
Winner 2. 15 August 1994 Koksijde, Belgium Clay Italy Maria Paola Zavagli Italy Giulia Casoni
Italy Sara Ventura
7-6(0), 7-5
Runner-up 3. 9 November 1998 Hull, United, Kingdom Hard Italy Maria Paola Zavagli Austria Barbara Schwartz
Germany Jasmin Wöhr
2-6, 3-6
Runner-up 4. 26 April 1999 Espinho, Portugal Clay Italy Maria Paola Zavagli Hungary Katalin Marosi
Spain Alicia Ortuño
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 5. 17 October 1999 Largo, United States Hard United States Samantha Reeves United States Nicole Arendt
Japan Nana Smith
2-6, 3-6
Runner-up 6. 11 June 2000 Surbiton, United Kingdom Gras Italy Caroline Dhenin Australia Trudi Musgrave
Australia Bryanne Stewart
6-3, 3-6, 1-6
Winner 7. 21 July 2001 Valladolid, Spain Hard Germany Nina Dübbers Hungary Adrienn Heged?s
Hungary Eszter Molnár
6-2, 7-6(4)
Winner 8. 24 September 2002 Albuquerque, United States Hard Venezuela Milagros Sequera Ukraine Tatiana Perebiynis
Australia Christina Wheeler
1-6, 7-5, 7-5
Runner-up 9. 30 March 2003 Atlanta, United States Hard New Zealand Leanne Baker China Li Ting
China Sun Tiantian
6-4, 4-6, 4-6
Winner 10. 7 September 2003 Mestre, Italy Clay New Zealand Leanne Baker Australia Monique Adamczak
New Zealand Shelley Stephens
6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Runner-up 11. 28 September 2003 Glasgow, United Kingdom Hard New Zealand Leanne Baker Netherlands Kim Kilsdonk
Australia Nicole Kriz
5-7, 2-6
Runner-up 12. 8 February 2004 Rockford, United States Hard (i) New Zealand Leanne Baker Argentina Mariana Díaz Oliva
Argentina Gisela Dulko
7-6(5), 3-6, 1-6
Runner-up 13. 22 February 2004 Columbus, United States Hard (i) New Zealand Leanne Baker Slovakia Stanislava Hrozenská
Czech Republic Lenka N?me?ková
6-7(3), 6-4, 3-6
Winner 14. 28 February 2004 St. Paul, United States Hard (i) New Zealand Leanne Baker United States Jessica Lehnhoff
Australia Trudi Musgrave
6-7(3), 2-3 ret.
Winner 15. 4 April 2004 Augusta, United States Hard United States Mashona Washington United States Julie Ditty
United States Jessica Lehnhoff
6-1, 6-3
Winner 16. 5 October 2004 Glasgow, United Kingdom Hard (i) New Zealand Leanne Baker Republic of Ireland Claire Curran
Turkey ?pek ?eno?lu
6-3, 5-7, 6-4
Winner 17. 19 December 2004 Bergamo, Italy Hard Italy Giulia Casoni Czech Republic Lenka N?me?ková
Germany Julia Schruff
6-2, 6-3
Winner 18. 13 February 2005 Redbridge, United Kingdom Hard (i) Italy Giulia Casoni Belarus Darya Kustova
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 19. 20 March 2005 Orange, United States Hard New Zealand Leanne Baker United States Carly Gullickson
United States Jennifer Hopkins
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 20. 27 March 2005 Redding, United States Hard New Zealand Leanne Baker Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer
Canada Stéphanie Dubois
4-6, 7-6(1), 3-6
Winner 21. 11 April 2005 Mumbai, India Hard Russia Nina Bratchikova India Rushmi Chakravarthi
India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram
6-3, 6-4
Winner 22. 9 July 2005 Felixstowe, United Kingdom Grass New Zealand Leanne Baker Australia Jarmila Gajdo?ová
Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
6-1, 4-6, 3-2 ret.
Runner-up 23. 21 August 2005 Jesi, Italy Hard New Zealand Leanne Baker Italy Silvia Disderi
Italy Giulia Gabba
2-6, 6-2, 4-6
Winner 24. 28 August 2005 Trecastagni, Italy Hard New Zealand Leanne Baker Russia Regina Kulikova
Russia Marina Shamayko
6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Runner-up 25. 11 October 2005 San Francisco, United States Hard United States Angela Haynes United States Ansley Cargill
United States Tara Snyder
6-7(2), 5-7
Runner-up 26. 13 November 2005 Mexico City, Mexico Clay Italy Valentina Sassi Brazil Jenifer Widjaja
Brazil Carla Tiene
6-7(5), 3-6
Winner 27. 22 November 2005 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Hard Italy Valentina Sassi Brazil Jenifer Widjaja
Poland Olga Brózda
6-3, 4-6, 7-5
Runner-up 28. 18 December 2005 Bergamo, Italy Carpet Italy Valentina Sassi Russia Marina Shamayko
Russia Ekaterina Bychkova
1-6, 3-6
Runner-up 29. 5 February 2006 Taupo, New Zealand Hard New Zealand Leanne Baker United States Lauren Barnikow
United States Christina Fusano
4-6, 4-6
Winner 30. 1 May 2006 Catania, Italy Clay Italy Valentina Sassi France Diana Brunel
France Virginie Pichet
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