Iva Majoli
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Iva Majoli
Iva Majoli
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Country (sports) Yugoslavia (1990-1991)
 Croatia (1992-2015)
ResidenceZagreb, Croatia
Bradenton, Florida
Born (1977-08-12) 12 August 1977 (age 44)
Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned proAugust 1991
RetiredJune 2004
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$4,405,867
Singles
Career record316-225
Career titles8
Highest rankingNo. 4 (5 February 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1996)
French OpenW (1997)
WimbledonQF (1997)
US Open4R (1994)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsQF (1997)
Olympic GamesQF (1996)
Doubles
Career record99-124
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 24 (21 August 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1998)
French Open3R (1997, 2002, 2003)
WimbledonQF (2001)
US OpenQF (1997)
Team competitions
Fed CupQF (1999, 1996)
Hopman CupW (1996)

Iva Majoli-Mari? (born 12 August 1977) is a former professional tennis player from Croatia who played for both Yugoslavia and Croatia. She upset Martina Hingis to win the women's singles title at the French Open in 1997. Majoli also won seven other singles titles and one doubles title during her career. She reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 4 in February 1996.[1]

Career

Majoli was born in Zagreb in SR Croatia, Yugoslavia. As a girl, she was trained by Jelena Gen?i?. Iva turned professional in September 1990 at the age of 13 when she played her first professional match in Makarska, representing Yugoslavia, losing in the first round to Ruxandra Dragomir. Aged 19, she won the 1997 French Open singles title, defeating Sandra Kleinová, Alexandra Fusai, Ann Grossman, Lindsay Davenport, Ruxandra Dragomir and Amanda Coetzer before beating the 16-year-old Martina Hingis in straight sets 6-4, 6-2. Majoli played aggressively from the baseline to end Hingis's 37-match winning streak and hand her opponent her first defeat in a final of a Grand Slam.[]

Majoli played her best tennis as a teenager, reaching her career high ranking of World No. 4 in 1996. After a quarter-final appearance at the 1998 French Open, she failed to reach the fourth round of any subsequent Grand Slam singles tournament. In 2002, ranked World No. 58, Majoli defeated Patty Schnyder, in the final of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, South Carolina. The victory increased Majoli's ranking to World No. 33, but her game steadily declined thereafter, with her ranking plummeting to World No. 131 in 2003. In the final years of her tennis career, Majoli suffered from a series of injuries - most notably a shoulder injury - and struggled to play consistently. On June 12, 2004, she announced her retirement from the game.

In 2006, she announced that she was engaged and pregnant with her first child. She married a local businessman, Stipe Mari?, on 9 September 2006, with Jennifer Capriati and Mary Pierce attending the wedding. She gave birth to her daughter Mia on 31 October 2006.[]

In 2007, Majoli participated in the second season of the Croatian version of Dancing with the Stars. Her partner was Marko Herceg. She was eliminated in the fourth episode.

In 2012, she was selected to be the non-playing captain of the Croatian Fed Cup team.

Majoli made a comeback in professional tennis at the 2015 Kremlin Cup, where she received a wildcard with Anastasia Bukhanko in the doubles.

Significant finals

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Win 1997 French Open Clay Switzerland Martina Hingis 6-4, 6-2

Tier I finals

Singles: 3 (3 titles)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1995 Zurich Open Carpet (i) France Mary Pierce 6-4, 6-4
Win 1996 Pan Pacific Open Carpet (i) Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-4, 6-1
Win 2002 Charleston Open Clay Switzerland Patty Schnyder 7-6(7-5), 6-4

WTA Tour finals

Singles: 17 (8-9)

Winner -- Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1-0)
WTA Tour Championships (0-0)
Tier I (3-0)
Tier II (4-5)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0-4)
Titles by surface
Hard (1-1)
Grass (0-0)
Clay (3-3)
Carpet (4-5)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. 7 February 1994 Osaka Carpet (i) Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere 1-6, 6-4, 5-7
Loss 2. 18 April 1994 Barcelona Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 0-6, 2-6
Loss 3. 24 October 1994 Essen Carpet (i) Czech Republic Jana Novotná 2-6, 4-6
Loss 4. 24 April 1995 Barcelona Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 7-5, 0-6, 2-6
Win 1. 2 October 1995 Zürich Carpet (i) France Mary Pierce 6-4, 6-4
Win 2. 9 October 1995 Filderstadt Hard (I) Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 6-4, 7-6(7-4)
Win 3. 29 January 1996 Tokyo Carpet (i) Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-4, 6-1
Loss 5. 12 February 1996 Paris Carpet (i) France Julie Halard-Decugis 5-7, 6-7(4-7)
Win 4. 19 February 1996 Essen Carpet (i) Czech Republic Jana Novotná 7-5, 1-6, 7-6(8-6)
Loss 6. 30 September 1996 Leipzig Carpet (i) Germany Anke Huber 7-5, 3-6, 1-6
Win 5. 17 February 1997 Hanover Carpet (i) Czech Republic Jana Novotná 4-6, 7-6(7-2), 6-4
Win 6. 28 April 1997 Hamburg Clay Romania Ruxandra Dragomir 6-3, 6-2
Win 7. 26 May 1997 French Open Clay Switzerland Martina Hingis 6-4, 6-2
Loss 7. 6 November 2000 Kuala Lumpur Hard Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová 4-6, 2-6
Loss 8. 17 September 2001 Quebec City Carpet (i) United States Meghann Shaughnessy 1-6, 3-6
Win 8. 15 April 2002 Charleston Clay Switzerland Patty Schnyder 7-6(7-5), 6-4
Loss 9. 29 April 2002 Bol Clay Sweden Åsa Svensson 3-6, 6-4, 1-6

Doubles: 5 (1-4)

Winner -- Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
WTA Tour Championships (0-0)
Tier I (0-1)
Tier II (1-2)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0-1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Clay (0-2)
Carpet (1-1)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1 20 February 1995 Linz Carpet (i) Austria Petra Schwarz United States Meredith McGrath
France Nathalie Tauziat
1-6, 2-6
Loss 2. 24 April 1995 Barcelona Clay South Africa Mariaan de Swardt Latvia Larisa Neiland
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
5-7, 6-4, 5-7
Loss 3. 14 August 1995 Toronto Hard Switzerland Martina Hingis Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
6-4, 0-6, 3-6
Loss 4. 28 April 1997 Hamburg Clay Romania Ruxandra Dragomir Germany Anke Huber
France Mary Pierce
6-4, 6-7(1-7), 2-6
Win 1. 5 February 2001 Paris Carpet (i) France Virginie Razzano United States Kimberly Po
France Nathalie Tauziat
6-3, 7-5

ITF finals

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

Singles (2-4)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 12 January 1992 Woodlands, United States Hard Italy Elena Savoldi 4-6, 4-6
Winner 2. 21 June 1992 Augusta, United States Clay United States Beverly Bowes 7-6(7), 7-6(5)
Winner 3. 19 July 1992 Evansville, United States Hard Japan Ai Sugiyama 6-3, 6-1
Runner-up 4. 15 October 2000 Poitiers, France Hard (i) Slovakia ?udmila Cervanová 6-4, 3-6, 2-6
Runner-up 5. 10 December 2000 Cergy-Pontoise, France Hard (i) France Virginie Razzano 6-3, 4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 6. 1 February 2004 Bergamo, Italy Carpet (i) Czech Republic Lucie ?afá?ová 6-3, 6-7(1), 1-6

Doubles (0-1)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1 February 2004 Bergamo, Italy Carpet (i) Croatia Sanda Mami? Italy Alberta Brianti
France Kildine Chevalier
4-6, 4-6

Grand Slam 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 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Career SR W-L
Australian Open A A A A QF 1R 3R A A 3R 2R 1R A 0 / 6 9-6
French Open A 4R 4R QF QF W QF A 2R 1R 2R 2R A 1 / 10 28-9
Wimbledon A A 1R 1R A QF 2R A A 1R 3R 1R A 0 / 7 7-7
US Open 2R 2R 4R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R A 3R 3R 1R A 0 / 11 11-11
Win-Loss 1-1 4-2 6-3 4-3 8-3 12-3 8-4 0-1 1-1 4-4 6-4 1-4 0-0 1 / 34 55-33
Year End Ranking 50 46 13 9 8 6 25 163 73 42 32 131 315

References

  1. ^ "Iva Majoli, 1997 French Open champ, calls it quits". Sports Illustrated. June 29, 2004. Retrieved 2012.

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