Natalia Baudone
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Natalia Baudone
Nathalie Baudone
Full nameNathalie Baudone-Furlan
Country (sports) Italy
Born (1972-07-12) 12 July 1972 (age 48)
Rocourt, Belgium
Prize money$311,013
Highest rankingNo. 71 (5 July 1993)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1993)
French Open3R (1993, 1995)
Wimbledon2R (1996)
US Open3R (1995)
Highest rankingNo. 124 (27 April 1992)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1993)

Nathalie Baudone-Furlan (born 12 July 1972) is a former professional tennis player from Italy.


Baudone was born in Belgium but represented Italy during her career. As a junior she reached the girls' doubles semi-finals at the 1990 US Open, with Silvia Farina Elia. She won two medals at the 1991 Mediterranean Games in Athens, a gold partnering Katia Piccolini in the doubles and a bronze in the singles event.

Professional tennis

Baudone's first WTA Tour quarter-final came in 1992, at the Internazionali Femminili di Palermo tournament in her home country. In 1993 she reached her highest ranking of 71 in the world, soon after reaching the third round of the French Open. At the 1993 US Open she lost a close match to 13th seed Mary Pierce in the first round, which was decided by a final set tie-break.[1] She also was a quarter-finalist at Linz that year. At the 1994 Canadian Open she won three matches to make her third WTA Tour quarter-final. Her run in the tournament, which was a Tier I event, included wins over seeded players Nathalie Tauziat and Lori McNeil.[2] She made the third round of both the French Open and US Open in 1995. Notably her performance at the French Open included becoming the first player to beat Amélie Mauresmo in a Grand Slam match and ended at the hands of eventual champion Steffi Graf.[3][4] In 1996 she appeared in three Fed Cup ties for Italy, against Sweden, Norway and Belarus.

Personal life

Baudone has been married to former Italian tennis player Renzo Furlan since 1996.[5]

ITF finals

Singles (2-0)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 29 October 1990 Putignano, Italy Clay Italy Silvia Farina Elia 6-2, 6-4
Winner 2. 12 August 1991 Pisticci, Italy Hard Poland Katarzyna Nowak 6-0, 6-1

Doubles (3-1)

Outcome No Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 29 May 1989 Florence, Italy Clay Italy Caterina Nozzoli South Africa Michelle Anderson
Finland Nanne Dahlman
3-6, 3-6
Winner 2. 29 October 1990 Putignano, Italy Clay Italy Silvia Farina Elia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Darija De?kovi?
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Karin Lu?nic
6-1, 6-1
Winner 3. 3 June 1991 Milan, Italy Clay Italy Francesca Romano Spain Rosa Bielsa
Spain Janet Souto
6-4, 7-5
Winner 4. 1 June 1992 Brindisi, Italy Clay Italy Cristina Salvi Czechoslovakia Ivana Jankovská
Czechoslovakia Eva Melicharová
4-6, 6-3, 6-2


  1. ^ "Tie Break Infinito, Come Borg A Wimbledon". La Repubblica (in Italian). 2 September 1993. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Canadian Open - 15 August - 21 August 1994". ITF. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Mauresmo, valentía dentro y fuera de la pista - deportes". El Mundo (in Spanish). 28 January 2006. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - French Open - 29 May - 11 June 1995". ITF. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Bio - Renzo Furlan". Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 2017.

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