Natalie Grandin
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Natalie Grandin

Natalie Grandin
Natalie Grandin at Bank of the West Classic qualifying 2010-07-25 4.JPG
Country (sports) South Africa
ResidenceSouth Africa
Born (1981-02-27) 27 February 1981 (age 39)
East London, South Africa
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1999
Retired2015
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$939,023
Singles
Career record309-291
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 144 (12 September 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2004, 2005, 2006)
French OpenQ3 (2006)
WimbledonQ2 (2003, 2004, 2007)
US OpenQ3 (2005, 2007)
Doubles
Career record408-349
Career titles1 WTA, 25 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 22 (14 May 2012)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2011)
French Open3R (2008, 2011)
Wimbledon3R (2012)
US Open3R (2012)

Natalie Grandin (born 27 February 1981) is a retired tennis player from South Africa.

She achieved a career-high singles ranking of 144 as of 12 September 2005. On 14 May 2012, she peaked at No. 22 in the doubles rankings. In her career, she won one WTA doubles title as well as three singles and 25 ITF doubles titles.

Grandin has yet to compete outside the qualifying rounds of a Grand Slam singles event. She is known for her variety of play, and volleying ability. Grandin retired from professional tennis in January 2015.

Biography

She was coached by Petra de Jong. Her father, Roy, is a project manager in IT while her mother, Rosamund, is a freight forwarder. Natalie has two sisters. She is a baseliner whose favorite shot is the forehand and her favorite surface is hard court. Grandin started playing tennis at age four. She speaks English and Afrikaans.

Significant finals

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals

Doubles: 1 (runner-up)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2011 Cincinnati Open Hard Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlí?ová United States Vania King
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
4-6, 6-3, [9-11]

WTA career finals

Doubles: 12 (1 title, 11 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-1)
Tier II / Premier (0-0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (1-10)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-7)
Grass (0-0)
Clay (0-4)
Carpet (0-0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 26 September 2005 Korea Open, Seoul Hard United States Jill Craybas Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
2-6, 4-6
Runner-up 2. 11 September 2006 Commonwealth Classic, Bali Hard Australia Trudi Musgrave United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Corina Morariu
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 3. 9 October 2006 Bangkok Open, Thailand Hard Argentina Mariana Díaz Oliva United States Vania King
Croatia Jelena Kostani?
5-7, 6-2, 5-7
Runner-up 4. 10 September 2007 Commonwealth Classic, Bali Hard United States Jill Craybas China Ji Chunmei
China Sun Shengnan
3-6, 2-6
Runner-up 5. 4 January 2010 Auckland Open, New Zealand Hard United States Laura Granville Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
6-7(4-7), 2-6
Runner-up 6. 26 September 2010 Korea Open, Seoul Hard Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlí?ová Germany Julia Görges
Slovenia Polona Hercog
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 7. 21 May 2011 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France Clay Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlí?ová Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
4-6, 7-5, [2-10]
Runner-up 8. 25 April 2011 Barcelona Open, Spain Clay Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlí?ová Czech Republic Iveta Bene?ová
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
7-5, 4-6, [9-11]
Runner-up 9. 10 July 2011 Budapest Grand Prix, Hungary Clay Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlí?ová Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Poland Alicja Rosolska
2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 10. 21 August 2011 Cincinnati Open, United States Hard Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlí?ová United States Vania King
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
4-6, 6-3, [9-11]
Winner 1. 25 September 2011 Korea Open, Seoul Hard Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlí?ová Russia Vera Dushevina
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
7-6(7-5), 6-4
Runner-up 11. 26 May 2012 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France Clay Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlí?ová Belarus Olga Govortsova
Poland Klaudia Jans-Ignacik
7-6(7-4), 3-6, [3-10]

ITF Circuit finals

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

Singles: 7 (3-4)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 7 February 1999 ITF Wellington, New Zealand Hard Hungary Nóra Köves 2-6, 2-6
Winner 1. 17 November 2002 ITF Port Pirie, Australia Hard Australia Evie Dominikovic 6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 2. 12 October 2003 ITF Lafayette, United States Clay United States Lindsay Lee-Waters 2-6, 0-6
Winner 2. 31 July 2005 ITF Lexington, United States Hard Canada Stéphanie Dubois 6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 3. 13 November 2006 ITF Mount Gambier, Australia Hard Australia Casey Dellacqua 1-6, 4-6
Runner-up 4. 20 November 2006 ITF Port Pirie, Australia Hard Australia Casey Dellacqua 4-6, 2-6
Winner 3. 19 October 2008 ITF Mount Gambier, Australia Hard United Kingdom Melanie South 7-6(2), 6-4

Doubles: 46 (25-21)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 22 December 1996 ITF Cape Town, South Africa Hard South Africa Alicia Pillay Denmark Charlotte Aagaard
Denmark Maiken Pape
7-5, 2-6, 3-6
Runner-up 2. 7 March 1999 ITF Wodonga, Australia Grass South Africa Alicia Pillay Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
Australia Trudi Musgrave
3-6, 2-6
Winner 1. 18 July 1999 ITF Frinton, Great Britain Grass South Africa Nicole Rencken New Zealand Leanne Baker
Australia Nicole Sewell
6-2, 3-6, 6-1
Runner-up 3. 12 March 2000 ITF Warrnambool, Australia Grass South Africa Nicole Rencken Australia Jenny Belobrajdic
Australia Kristen van Elden
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 4. 19 March 2000 ITF Benalla, Australia Grass South Africa Nicole Rencken Australia Kylie Hunt
South Africa Mareze Joubert
3-6, 2-6
Winner 2. 26 March 2000 Wodonga, Australia Grass South Africa Nicole Rencken Australia Kylie Hunt
South Africa Mareze Joubert
6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 5. 2 April 2000 Corona, Australia Grass South Africa Nicole Rencken Australia Cindy Watson
Australia Christina Wheeler
3-6, 6-7(11-13)
Winner 3. 21 May 2000 Edinburgh, Great Britain Clay South Africa Nicole Rencken Tunisia Selima Sfar
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
0-6, 6-3, 6-4
Winner 4. 28 May 2000 Guimarães, Portugal Hard South Africa Nicole Rencken Portugal Angela Cardoso
Portugal Carlota Santos
7-6(9-7), 2-6, 6-2
Winner 5. 11 June 2000 Pretoria, South Africa Hard South Africa Nicole Rencken South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
South Africa Carien Venter
7-6(7-4), 6-2
Runner-up 6. 18 June 2000 Benoni, South Africa Hard South Africa Nicole Rencken South Africa Lucinda Gibbs
South Africa Giselle Swart
6-2, 4-6, 4-6
Runner-up 7. 13 August 2000 Hechingen, Germany Clay South Africa Nicole Rencken Brazil Miriam D'Agostini
Germany Angelika Rösch
6-7(3-7), 2-6
Winner 6. 20 August 2000 London, Great Britain Hard South Africa Nicole Rencken Germany Susi Bensch
India Manisha Malhotra
6-2, 5-7, 7-6(8-6)
Runner-up 8. 5 November 2000 Gold Coast, Australia Hard South Africa Nicole Rencken United States Amanda Augustus
Australia Amy Jensen
4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 9. 15 July 2001 Felixstowe, Great Britain Grass South Africa Kim Grant Australia Trudi Musgrave
United Kingdom Julie Pullin
5-7, 4-6
Winner 7. 20 October 2002 Mackay, Australia Hard Australia Nicole Sewell Australia Sarah Stone
Australia Samantha Stosur
6-3, 1-6, 6-4
Winner 8. 27 April 2003 Taranto, Italy Clay South Africa Kim Grant Austria Nicole Remis
Romania Delia Sescioreanu
6-2, 6-1
Runner-up 10. 26 October 2003 Rockhampton, Australia Hard Germany Martina Müller Australia Trudi Musgrave
United States Abigail Spears
1-6, 5-7
Runner-up 11. 1 February 2004 Waikoloa, United States Hard United States Amanda Augustus Argentina Gisela Dulko
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
6-1, 3-6, 3-6
Winner 9. 1 August 2004 Lexington, United States Hard Republic of Ireland Claire Curran Australia Casey Dellacqua
Australia Nicole Sewell
7-6(8-6), 6-4
Runner-up 12. 9 August 2004 Louisville, United States Hard Republic of Ireland Claire Curran United States Julie Ditty
Romania Edina Gallovits-Hall
6-1, 4-6, 2-6
Runner-up 13. 11 October 2004 Lafayette, United States Clay United States Arpi Kojian United States Julie Ditty
United States Kristen Schlukebir
2-6, 5-7
Winner 10. 30 January 2005 Waikoloa, United States Hard United States Kaysie Smashey Australia Lauren Breadmore
Japan Ayami Takase
6-3, 6-4
Winner 11. 15 May 2005 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay United Kingdom Claire Curran Argentina María José Argeri
Brazil Letícia Sobral
6-3, 6-1
Runner-up 14. 5 March 2006 Clearwater, United States Hard South Africa Chanelle Scheepers Republic of Ireland Kelly Liggan
Lithuania Lina Stan?i?t?
3-6, 1-6
Runner-up 15. 9 July 2006 College Park, United States Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei United States Lindsey Nelson
United States Anne Yelsey
1-6, 3-6
Winner 12. 21 August 2006 ITF The Bronx, United States Hard United States Julie Ditty Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Czech Republic Michaela Pa?tiková
6-1, 7-6(7-2)
Winner 13. 13 November 2006 ITF Mount Gambier, Australia Hard Australia Christina Wheeler Australia Daniella Jeflea
Australia Sophie Ferguson
6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Winner 14. 20 November 2006 ITF Port Pirie, Australia Hard United States Raquel Kops-Jones Australia Christina Horiatopoulos
Australia Nicole Kriz
6-2, 6-1
Winner 15. 27 November 2006 ITF Nuriootpa, Australia Hard United States Raquel Kops-Jones Australia Trudi Musgrave
Australia Christina Wheeler
6-2, 7-6(7-3)
Winner 16. 28 January 2007 ITF Waikoloa, United States Hard United States Raquel Kops-Jones Latvia L?ga Dekmeijere
United States Julie Ditty
6-0, 6-3
Runner-up 16. 4 February 2007 ITF Palm Desert, United States Hard United States Raquel Kops-Jones United States Julie Ditty
Romania Edina Gallovits-Hall
2-6, 1-6
Winner 17. 17 July 2007 ITF Boston, United States Hard Hungary Melinda Czink Latvia L?ga Dekmeijere
Turkey ?pek ?eno?lu
6-1, 6-3
Runner-up 17. 20 July 2007 ITF Lexington, United States Hard Australia Casey Dellacqua Hungary Melinda Czink
United States Lindsay Lee-Waters
2-6, 6-7(8-10)
Runner-up 18. 5 August 2007 ITF Washington, United States Hard United States Julie Ditty Argentina Jorgelina Cravero
Argentina Betina Jozami
6-1, 1-6, 2-6
Winner 18. 18 November 2007 ITF Nuriootpa, Australia Hard United States Robin Stephenson Australia Sophie Ferguson
Australia Trudi Musgrave
6-4, 7-5
Winner 19. 6 July 2008 ITF Boston, United States Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei France Yulia Fedossova
United States Varvara Lepchenko
6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 19. 13 July 2008 ITF Allentown, United States Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei United States Carly Gullickson
Australia Nicole Kriz
2-6, 3-6
Winner 20. 12 October 2008 ITF Traralgon, Australia Hard United States Robin Stephenson Australia Jarmila Gajdo?ová
Australia Jessica Moore
6-4, 6-2
Winner 21. 19 October 2008 ITF Mount Gambier, Australia Hard United States Robin Stephenson Japan Miki Miyamura
Japan Erika Sema
6-4, 6-2
Winner 22. 26 October 2008 ITF Port Pirie, Australia Hard United States Robin Stephenson South Africa Lizaan du Plessis
Australia Tiffany Welford
6-2, 6-0
Runner-up 20. 23 November 2008 ITF Phoenix, Mauritius Hard South Africa Kelly Anderson Serbia Teodora Mir?i?
Slovakia Lenka Tvaro?ková
4-6, 6-3, [4-10]
Winner 23. 2 February 2009 ITF Rancho Mirage, United States Hard United States Courtney Nagle Russia Alina Jidkova
Belarus Darya Kustova
6-2, 7-6
Winner 24. 5 June 2009 ITF Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass United States Alexa Glatch Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Japan Rika Fujiwara
6-3, 2-6, [10-7]
Runner-up 21. 23 August 2010 ITF The Bronx, United States Hard United States Abigail Spears Germany Kristina Barrois
Austria Yvonne Meusburger
6-1, 4-6, [13-15]
Winner 25. 14 March 2011 ITF Nassau, Bahamas Hard Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlí?ová United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
6-4, 6-2

Grand Slam doubles performance timeline

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Career SR Career W-L
Australian Open A 3R 1R A 1R A 1R A 2R 2R QF 2R 3R 0 / 9 10-9
French Open A 1R 1R A A A 2R 3R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1 / 9 6-9
Wimbledon 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R 0 / 13 7-13
US Open A 1R 1R A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 9 2-9
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 40 N/A
Win-Loss 1-1 2-4 1-4 0-1 0-2 1-1 1-4 2-3 1-4 1-4 6-4 6-4 3-4 N/A 25-40

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