Rita Grande
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Rita Grande
Rita Grande
Rita Grande.jpg
Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceRivoli
Born (1975-03-23) 23 March 1975 (age 44)
Napoli
Height1.77 m (5 ft  in)
Turned pro1990
Retired2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,858,558
Singles
Career record336-332
Career titles3 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 24 (5 November 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2001, 2002)
French Open4R (2001)
Wimbledon4R (2004)
US Open4R (1996)
Doubles
Career record198-239
Career titles5 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 26 (28 May 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2001)
French OpenQF (1999, 2002)
Wimbledon3R (1997, 1998)
US Open3R (1996, 2004)

Rita Grande (born 23 March 1975) is a former tennis player from Italy.

Grande has won three singles and five doubles titles on the WTA tour, She has also won one singles and 3 doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On 5 November 2001, she reached her best singles ranking of world no. 24. On 28 May 2001, she peaked at world no. 26 in the doubles rankings.

She played the round of 16 singles at least once in each of the Grand Slam events , including twice consecutively at the Australian Open in 2001 and 2002.

Following a bad elbow injury that kept her away from competition for about 10 months, Rita Grande retired from sport in October 2005 .

WTA finals

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0-1) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (2-1) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0) International (0)

Singles (3-1)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 17 January 1999 Hobart, Australia Hard United States Chanda Rubin 2-6, 3-6
Winner 2. 8 January 2001 Hobart, Australia Hard United States Jennifer Hopkins 0-6, 6-3, 6-3
Winner 3. 15 October 2001 Bratislava, Slovakia Carpet (i) Slovakia Martina Suchá 6-1, 6-1
Winner 4. 31 March 2003 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Italy Antonella Serra Zanetti 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Doubles (5-7)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 6 May 1990 Taranto, Italy Clay Italy Silvia Farina Elia Soviet Union Elena Brioukhovets
Soviet Union Eugenia Maniokova
6-7, 1-6
Runner-up 2. 10 February 1997 Paris, France Hard (i) France Alexandra Fusai Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Switzerland Martina Hingis
3-6, 0-6
Winner 3. 19 June 1999 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Italy Silvia Farina Elia Zimbabwe Cara Black
Netherlands Kristie Boogert
7-5, 7-6
Runner-up 4. 3 January 2000 Gold Coast, Australia Hard Belgium Sabine Appelmans France Julie Halard-Decugis
Russia Anna Kournikova
3-6, 0-6
Winner 5. 16 January 2000 Hobart, Australia Hard France Émilie Loit Belgium Kim Clijsters
Australia Alicia Molik
6-2, 2-6, 6-3
Winner 6. 10 July 2000 Palermo, Italy Clay Italy Silvia Farina Elia Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
6-4, 0-6, 7-6(8-6)
Runner-up 7. 17 July 2000 Sopot, Poland Clay Sweden Åsa Carlsson Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
5-7, 1-6
Runner-up 8. 22 October 2000 Shanghai, China Hard (i) United States Meghann Shaughnessy United States Lilia Osterloh
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
5-7, 1-6
Winner 9. 5 January 2001 ASB Classic, New Zealand Hard France Alexandra Fusai Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
Austria Barbara Schett
7-6(9-7), 6-3
Runner-up 10. 8 April 2001 Porto, Portugal Clay France Alexandra Fusai Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
1-6, 7-6(7-5), 5-7
Winner 11. 12 January 2002 Hobart, Australia Hard Italy Tathiana Garbin Australia Catherine Barclay
Australia Christina Wheeler
6-2, 7-6(7-3)
Runner-up 12. 19 May 2003 Madrid, Spain Clay Indonesia Angelique Widjaja South Africa Liezel Huber
United States Jill Craybas
4-6, 6-7(6-8)

ITF finals

Singles Finals (1-2)

$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 in the final
Runner-up 1. March 29, 1993 Moulins, France Hard Slovakia Katarína Studeníková 2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 2. May 10, 1993 Putignato, Italy Hard Italy Laura Garrone 6-2, 3-6, 1-6
Winner 3. November 1, 1993 Vilamoura, Portugal Hard Germany Anca Barna 6-0, 6-2

Doubles (3-1)

Outcome No. Date Location Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. August 3, 1992 Nicolosi, Italy Clay Italy Laura Lapi Italy Emanuela Brusati
Italy Germana Di Natale
6-4, 6-2
Winner 2. March 24, 1993 Reims, France Clay Italy Marzia Grossi Moldova Svetlana Komleva
Ukraine Olga Lugina
6-4, 6-4
Winner 3. June 13, 1994 Sezze, Italy Clay Italy Laura Garrone Argentina Laura Montalvo
Spain Silvia Ramón-Cortés
6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 4. October 11, 1999 Bordeaux, France Hard (i) France Alexandra Fusai France Émilie Loit
Sweden Åsa Carlsson
2-6, 6-7(5-7)

Head vs. Head

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