Sandra Cecchini
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Sandra Cecchini

Sandra Cecchini
Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceCerva, Italy and Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1965-02-27) 27 February 1965 (age 55)
Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
Height1.69 m (5 ft  in)
Turned pro1984
Retired1999
PlaysRight-handed (one handed-backhand)
Prize money$1,314,473
Singles
Career record340-235
Career titles12 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 15 (14 March 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1996)
French OpenQF (1985)
Wimbledon2R (1984, 1985, 1994)
US Open3R (1985, 1987, 1994)
Doubles
Career record211-182
Career titles11 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 22 (13 September 1993)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1996)
French OpenSF (1993)
Wimbledon3R (1995)
US OpenQF (1993)
Team competitions
Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup16-17

Anna-Maria "Sandra" Cecchini (Italian pronunciation: ['sandra t?ek'ki:ni]; born 27 February 1965) is a retired professional tennis player from Italy.

Career

Cecchini turned professional in 1984. She won 12 singles and 11 doubles titles on the WTA Tour. She had career wins over Chris Evert, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Gabriela Sabatini, Nathalie Tauziat, Natasha Zvereva, and Anke Huber. Her most notable Grand Slam performance came at the French Open in 1985, when she reached the quarterfinals. In March 1988, she achieved her highest singles ranking of world No. 15.

WTA career finals

Singles: 18 (12-6)

Winner -- Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tier I (0-0)
Tier II (0-0)
Tier III (0-1)
Tier IV (1-1)
Tier V (5-3)
Virginia Slims (6-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (2-0)
Grass (0-0)
Clay (10-5)
Carpet (0-1)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. Apr 1984 Taranto, Italy Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Gole? 6-2, 7-5
Win 2. Jul 1984 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Hard Argentina Adriana Villagrán 6-3, 6-3
Win 3. May 1985 Barcelona, Spain Clay Italy Raffaella Reggi 6-3, 6-4
Win 4. Jul 1986 Bregenz, Austria Clay Argentina Mariana Pérez Roldán 6-4, 6-0
Loss 1. May 1987 Strasbourg, France Clay Canada Carling Bassett 3-6, 4-6
Win 5. Jul 1987 Båstad, Sweden Clay Sweden Catarina Lindqvist 6-4, 6-4
Win 6. Nov 1987 Little Rock, U.S. Hard (i) Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva 0-6, 6-1, 6-3
Win 7. May 1988 Strasbourg, France Clay Austria Judith Wiesner 6-3, 6-0
Loss 2. Jul 1988 Båstad, Sweden Clay West Germany Isabel Cueto 5-7, 1-6
Win 8. Jul 1988 Nice, France Clay France Nathalie Tauziat 7-5, 6-4
Loss 3. Jul 1989 Estoril, Portugal Clay West Germany Isabel Cueto 6-7(3-7), 2-6
Win 9. Sep 1989 Paris, France Clay Czechoslovakia Regina Rajchrtová 6-4, 6-7(5-7), 6-1
Win 10. Jul 1990 Båstad, Sweden Clay Switzerland Csilla Bartos 6-1, 6-2
Win 11. Apr 1991 Bol, Croatia Clay Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
Loss 4. Jul 1991 Palermo, Italy Clay France Mary Pierce 0-6, 3-6
Win 12. Sep 1992 Paris, France Clay Switzerland Emanuela Zardo 6-2, 6-1
Loss 5. Sep 1994 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva 5-7, 1-6
Loss 6. Aug 1996 Maria Lankowitz, Austria Clay Austria Barbara Paulus 15-40 ret.

Doubles: 22 (11-11)

Winner -- Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tier I (0-0)
Tier II (0-0)
Tier III (1-2)
Tier IV (3-3)
Tier V (5-3)
Virginia Slims (2-3)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Clay (11-9)
Carpet (0-2)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Apr 1985 Taranto, Italy Clay Italy Raffaella Reggi Italy Patrizia Murgo
Italy Barbara Romanò
1-6, 6-4, 6-3
Loss 1. Nov 1985 Hilversum, Netherlands Carpet (i) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Gole? Netherlands Marcella Mesker
France Catherine Tanvier
2-6, 2-6
Win 2. Apr 1986 Charleston, U.S. Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Gole? Peru Laura Gildemeister
Czechoslovakia Marcela Skuherská
4-6, 6-0, 6-3
Loss 2. Jul 1987 Båstad, Sweden Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini United States Penny Barg
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
1-6, 2-6
Loss 3. Sep 1987 Paris, France Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Gole? France Isabelle Demongeot
France Nathalie Tauziat
6-1, 3-6, 3-6
Win 3. Jul 1988 Båstad, Sweden Clay Argentina Mercedes Paz Italy Linda Ferrando
Italy Silvia La Fratta
6-0, 6-2
Loss 4. Jul 1988 Aix-en-Provence, France Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez France Nathalie Herreman
France Catherine Tanvier
4-6, 5-7
Win 4. Jul 1989 Arcachon, France Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini Argentina Mercedes Paz
Netherlands Brenda Schultz
6-3, 7-6(7-5)
Win 5. Sep 1989 Athens, Greece Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini West Germany Silke Meier
Bulgaria Elena Pampoulova
4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Win 6. Sep 1989 Paris, France Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini France Nathalie Herreman
France Catherine Suire
6-1, 6-1
Loss 5. Apr 1990 Tampa, U.S. Clay Peru Laura Gildemeister Argentina Mercedes Paz
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
2-6, 0-6
Win 7. Jul 1990 Estoril, Portugal Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini Netherlands Carin Bakkum
Netherlands Nicole Jagerman
1-6, 6-2, 6-3
Loss 6. Sep 1990 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini Czechoslovakia Petra Langrová
Czechoslovakia Radomira Zrubáková
0-6, 4-6
Loss 7. Apr 1991 Bol, Croatia Clay Italy Laura Garrone Italy Laura Golarsa
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
w/o
Loss 8. Jul 1991 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini Argentina Bettina Fulco
Netherlands Nicole Jagerman
5-7, 4-6
Loss 9. Jul 1992 San Marino, San Marino Clay Italy Laura Garrone France Alexia Dechaume
Argentina Florencia Labat
6-7(6-8), 5-7
Win 8. Sep 1992 Paris, France Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini Australia Rachel McQuillan
France Noëlle van Lottum
7-5, 6-1
Win 9. Jul 1993 San Marino, San Marino Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini Argentina Florencia Labat
Germany Barbara Rittner
6-3, 6-2
Loss 10. Oct 1993 Budapest, Hungary Carpet (i) Argentina Patricia Tarabini Argentina Inés Gorrochategui
Netherlands Caroline Vis
1-6, 3-6
Loss 11. Apr 1994 Taranto, Italy Clay France Isabelle Demongeot Romania Irina Spîrlea
France Noëlle van Lottum
3-6, 6-2, 1-6
Win 10. Jul 1994 Maria Lankowitz, Austria Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini France Alexandra Fusai
Slovakia Karina Hab?udová
7-5, 7-5
Win 11. Sep 1995 Warsaw, Poland Clay Italy Laura Garrone Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
Slovakia Denisa Szabová
5-7, 6-2, 6-3

ITF Circuit finals

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (2-0)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 28 March 1983 Taranto, Italy Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Gole? 6-7, 7-6, 6-3
Winner 2. 4 April 1983 Caserta, Italy Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Gole? 2-6, 7-6, 6-2

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Career SR
Australian Open A A A NH A A A A A A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1
French Open A 1R QF 1R 1R 3R 1R 3R 4R 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 15
Wimbledon A 2R 2R 1R A A A 1R 1R A A 2R 1R A A A 0 / 7
US Open A 1R 3R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R A A 0 / 13
SR 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 36
Year-end ranking 121 49 49 73 18 21 26 20 27 34 55 33 106 73 204 196

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