Maria Paola Zavagli
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Maria Paola Zavagli
Maria Paola Zavagli
Full nameMaria Paola Zavagli
Country (sports) Italy
Born (1977-06-04) 4 June 1977 (age 43)
Bibbiena, Arezzo, Italy
Prize money$113,050
Career record174-177
Career titles4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 161 (21 December 1998)
Career record96-91
Career titles5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 125 (12 June 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (2000)
Wimbledon1R (2000)

Maria Paola Zavagli (born 4 June 1977) is a former professional tennis player from Italy.


Zavagli, a right-handed player, was born in the Tuscan town of Bibbiena. One of two sisters, her father is a doctor and her mother a teacher. She began playing tennis at the age of 10, under the tuition of her uncle.[1]

As a junior, she twice won the doubles event at the Orange Bowl competition, with Alice Canepa in 1994, then partnering Giulia Casoni in 1995.[2]

In 1997, she won three ITF singles titles and won two medals at the 1997 Mediterranean Games.

Her best performance on the WTA Tour was a quarterfinal appearance at the 1998 Internazionali Femminili di Palermo, with wins over Flora Perfetti and Sandra Cecchini.[3]

She featured in the doubles main draws at both the 2000 French Open and 2000 Wimbledon Championships, partnering Slovakian Janette Husárová in each tournament.

ITF Circuit finals

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

Singles: 6 (4 titles, 2 runner-ups)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. Jan 1995 ITF ?stanbul, Turkey Hard Czech Republic Jindra Gabrisova 7-5, 6-1
Win 2. Feb 1997 ITF Mallorca, Spain Clay Spain Paula García 6-2, 6-2
Loss 3. Jun 1997 ITF Sezze, Italy Clay Romania Andreea Ehritt-Vanc 4-6, 6-0, 2-6
Win 4. Aug 1997 ITF Catania, Italy Clay Italy Laura Dell'Angelo 5-7, 7-6(1), 6-3
Win 5. Dec 1997 ITF Espinho, Portugal Clay Italy Giulia Casoni 7-5, 7-6(8)
Loss 6. May 1998 ITF Midlothian, United States Clay Greece Christína Papadáki 5-7, 4-6

Doubles: 13 (5 titles, 8 runner-ups)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. Aug 1994 Koksijde, Belgium Clay Italy Francesca Lubiani Italy Giulia Casoni
Italy Sara Ventura
7-6(7-0), 7-5
Winner 2. Jul 1995 ?stanbul, Turkey Hard Italy Emanuela Brusati Japan Yoriko Yamagishi
Czech Republic Ludmila Varmu?ová
7-6(7-5), 6-3
Runner-up 3. Apr 1997 San Severo, Italy Clay Romania Andreea Ehritt-Vanc Italy Sabina da Ponte
Italy Laura Dell'Angelo
4-6, 6-4, 4-6
Runner-up 4. Jun 1997 Camucia, Italy Hard Italy Antonella Serra Zanetti Italy Cristina Salvi
Romania Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
4-6, 1-6
Winner 5. Dec 1997 Espinho, Portugal Clay Italy Giulia Casoni Spain Tamara Aranda
Spain Julia Carballal
6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 6. Nov 1998 Hull, United, Kingdom Hard Italy Francesca Lubiani Austria Barbara Schwartz
Germany Jasmin Wöhr
2-6, 3-6
Runner-up 7. Apr 1999 Espinho, Portugal Clay Italy Francesca Lubiani Hungary Katalin Marosi
Spain Alicia Ortuño
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 8. Jun 1999 Galatina, ?taly Clay Italy Giulia Casoni Argentina Mariana Díaz Oliva
Argentina Erica Krauth
1-6, 3-6
Winner 9. Apr 2000 Maglie, Italy Clay Italy Alice Canepa Bulgaria Svetlana Krivencheva
Belarus Tatiana Poutchek
6-1, 6-4
Winner 10. Jul 2000 Darmstadt, Germany Clay Slovenia Maja Matev?i? Germany Adriana Barna
Ukraine Anna Zaporozhanova
7-6(7-4), 6-7(4-7), 6-4
Runner-up 11. Sep 2000 Reggio di Calabria, Italy Clay Romania Andreea Ehritt-Vanc Ukraine Tatiana Kovalchuk
Germany Syna Schmidle
Runner-up 12. Sep 2001 Lecce, Italy Clay Italy Andreea Ehritt-Vanc Spain Mariam Ramón Climent
Germany Angelika Rösch
6-7(6-8), 6-7(6-8)
Runner-up 13. Oct 2001 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i) Italy Flavia Pennetta Madagascar Dally Randriantefy
Madagascar Natacha Randriantefy
4-6, 6-3, 3-6


  1. ^ "Bio - Personal". WTA Tennis. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "ITF Tennis - Juniors - Player Profile - Zavagli, Maria-Paola (ITA)". ITF. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Palermo - 13 July - 19 July 1998". ITF. Retrieved 2018.

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