Gloria Pizzichini
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Gloria Pizzichini
Gloria Pizzichini
Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceOsimo Scalo, Italy
Born (1975-07-24) 24 July 1975 (age 45)
Osimo Scalo
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1992
Retired2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$448,056
Singles
Career record212-207
Career titles1 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 45 (18 November 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002)
French Open3R (1996)
Wimbledon3R (1993)
US Open2R (2000)
Doubles
Career record70-77
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 90 (22 September 1997)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1997, 1998, 1999)
French Open3R (1997)
Wimbledon2R (1997)
US Open1R (1995, 1997)

Gloria Pizzichini (born 24 July 1975) is an Italian former tennis player.

On 18 November 1996, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 45. In the same year, she won her only WTA Tour title. In the 1996 "M" Electronika Cup final, she defeated domestic player Silvija Talaja 6-2, 6-0 to collect the trophy. In her career, Pizzichini defeated players such as Julie Halard, Iva Majoli and Ruxandra Dragomir.[1] She was the first player to be beaten by Elena Dementieva in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, at the 1999 Australian Open.[2]

Personal

Born to Enzo and Maria Pizzichini, Gloria began playing tennis aged seven.[3] She has a sister, Francesca, and a brother, Paolo. Pizzichini cited Stefan Edberg as her role model.[3]

WTA career finals

Singles: 1 title

Legend
Grand Slam
Tier I
Tier II
Tier III
Tier IV & V
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 5 May 1996 Bol, Croatia Clay Croatia Silvija Talaja 6-2, 6-0

ITF Circuit finals

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

Singles (6-6)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1 April 1991 Bari, Italy Clay Czechoslovakia Zuzana Witzová 6-2, 6-0
Runner-up 1. 22 July 1991 Sezze, Italy Clay Italy Ginevra Mugnaini 3-6, 2-6
Winner 2. 7 September 1992 Arzachena, Italy Clay Italy Linda Ferrando 6-3, 6-4
Winner 3. 11 February 1996 Mar del Plata, Argentina Clay France Amélie Cocheteux 6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 2. 25 February 1996 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Colombia Fabiola Zuluaga 4-6, 3-6
Winner 4. 27 July 1997 ?stanbul, Turkey Hard Netherlands Seda Noorlander 0-6, 6-4, 7-6
Winner 5. 21 March 1999 Urtijëi, Italy Hard (i) Slovakia Andrea Masaryková 6-2, 6-0
Winner 6. 11 April 1999 Cerignola, Italy Hard Germany Lisa Fritz 7-6(3), 6-1
Runner-up 3. 5 September 1999 Spoleto, Italy Clay Germany Marketa Kochta 2-6, 6-7
Runner-up 4. 19 September 1999 Bordeaux, France Clay Ukraine Lubomira Bacheva 6-3, 4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 5. 26 March 2000 Taranto, Italy Clay Spain Marta Marrero 4-6, 4-6
Runner-up 6. 23 July 2000 Fontanafredda, Italy Clay Spain Eva Bes 4-6, 1-6

Doubles (6-4)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 7 August 1989 Erice, Italy Clay Czechoslovakia Lucie Korinková Italy Cristina Salvi
Italy Alessia Vesuvio
6-3, 2-6, 3-6
Winner 1. 17 August 1992 Spoleto, Italy Clay Italy Flora Perfetti Austria Sandra Dopfer
Germany Maja Zivec-Skulj
1-6, 6-2, 6-1
Winner 2. 20 March 1995 Castellón, Spain Clay Italy Sara Ventura Slovakia Zuzana Nem?áková
Slovakia Tatiana Zelenayová
6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 2. 17 April 1995 Murcia, Spain Clay Italy Federica Bonsignori Argentina Mariana Eberle
Argentina Veronica Stele
5-7, 2-6
Winner 3. 3 July 1995 Sezze, Italy Clay Italy Laura Garrone Czech Republic Lenka N?me?ková
Germany Maja Zivec-Skulj
7-6, 6-2
Runner-up 3. 24 July 1995 Valladolid, Spain Clay Italy Sara Ventura Australia Louise Pleming
Greece Christína Papadáki
6-1, 2-6, 5-7
Winner 4. 28 July 2001 Civitanova, Italy Clay Italy Antonella Serra Zanetti Argentina Gisela Dulko
United States Edina Gallovits-Hall
6-3, 3-6, 6-1
Winner 5. 15 September 2001 Reggio Calabria, Italy Clay Estonia Maret Ani Argentina Eugenia Chialvo
Spain Gisela Riera
w/o
Winner 6. 15 June 2002 Grado, Italy Clay Czech Republic Hana ?romová Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sandra Na?uk
Madagascar Natacha Randriantefy
6-3, 7-5
Runner-up 4. 14 May 2005 Casale Monferrato, Italy Clay Hungary Katalin Marosi Brazil Joana Cortez
Brazil Roxane Vaisemberg
2-6, 0-6

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