Sandrine Testud
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Sandrine Testud
Sandrine Testud
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Country (sports) France
ResidenceLyon, France
Born (1972-04-03) 3 April 1972 (age 49)
Lyon, France
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1989
Retired2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$3,782,307
Singles
Career record398-279
Career titles3 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 9 (7 February 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1998)
French Open4R (1998, 2001)
Wimbledon4R (1997, 1998, 2001)
US OpenQF (1997)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsSF (2001)
Olympic Games1R (2004)
Doubles
Career record223-190
Career titles4 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 8 (21 August 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2001, 2002)
French OpenSF (2004)
Wimbledon3R (1996, 1998, 2000, 2002)
US OpenF (1999)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals1R (2001)
Olympic GamesQF (2004)
Team competitions
Fed CupW (1997)

Sandrine Testud (born 3 April 1972) is a former professional tennis player from France.

Career

Testud broke into top 20 singles rankings in July 1997. On February 7, 2000, she became the sixth Frenchwoman after Françoise Dürr, Mary Pierce, Nathalie Tauziat, Amélie Mauresmo and Julie Halard to break into the top 10 in the singles rankings. This marked the first time France had four women ranked in the singles top 10 simultaneously (Mary Pierce at No. 5, Nathalie Tauziat at No. 6, Julie Halard at No. 8 and Testud at No. 9). France was the third nation after the USA and Australia to have more than two representatives in the singles top 10 at any one time. She finished in the top 20 for five consecutive years between 1997 and 2001. In the summer of 2002, she took a break from the tennis circuit when she discovered that she was pregnant with her first child. She resumed her career 12 months after the birth of her child and retired in the summer of 2005.

She won a total of three singles and four doubles titles on the WTA Tour. Her biggest singles tournament victory was at the 1998 Tier-II tournament in Filderstadt, Germany, where she defeated world No. 2, Lindsay Davenport, in the final. She was the runner-up in singles and doubles WTA tournaments on seven occasions each. Her third career-title victory that came in Hawaii over Justine Henin happened in a final that was delayed for a day due to the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on September 11, 2001. Her last WTA Tour singles final was in Dubai where she lost to Amélie Mauresmo in what was the fourth all-French final in WTA Tour history. She has gone beyond the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament on two occasions: she reached the quarterfinals at the 1997 US Open and the 1998 Australian Open. Testud played in the season-ending Tour Championships for five consecutive years from 1997 to 2001; reaching the singles semifinal and doubles quarterfinal in her last appearance in 2001.

In 1999, Testud was the women's doubles runner-up at the US Open with Chanda Rubin, and she reached the women's doubles quarterfinals or better in six Grand Slam tournaments. She was a doubles semifinalist on 21 WTA Tour occasions, excluding Grand Slam tournaments: 1991 (2), 1992 (2), 1993 (1), 1994 (1), 1995 (1), 1996 (4), 1997 (2), 1998 (1), 2000 (3), 2001 (2), 2002 (1), 2005 (1).

Testud represented her country in the Fed Cup between 1997 and 2002. She won her second singles match against the host country Netherlands to give France an unassailable 3-1 lead in the 1997 Fed Cup final in Den Bosch. That was the first time France had won the Fed Cup. She also represented her country in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, where she lost in the singles first round and reached the doubles QF with Nathalie Dechy.

Testud married her coach, Vittorio Magnelli, on June 13, 1998. Their daughter, Isabella, was born on February 19, 2003. Their second child, Sophie, was born in 2006.[1]

WTA career finals

Singles: 10 (3 titles, 7 runner-ups)

Finals by surface
Hard (2-4)
Clay (1-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 14 July 1997 Internazionali di Palermo, Italy Clay Russia Elena Makarova 7-5, 6-3
Runner-up 1. 18 August 1997 Atlanta, United States Hard United States Lindsay Davenport 4-6, 1-6
Runner-up 2. 6 July 1998 PragueOpen, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Jana Novotná 3-6, 0-6
Winner 2. 5 October 1998 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Germany Hard (i) United States Lindsay Davenport 7-5, 6-3
Runner-up 3. 25 October 1999 Generali Ladies Linz, Austria Carpet (i) France Mary Pierce 6-7(2-7), 1-6
Runner-up 4. 31 January 2000 Pan Pacific Open, Japan Carpet (i) Switzerland Martina Hingis 3-6, 5-7
Runner-up 5. 8 January 2001 Canberra International, Australia Hard Belgium Justine Henin 2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 6. 12 February 2001 Qatar Open Hard Switzerland Martina Hingis 3-6, 2-6
Winner 3. 10 September 2001 Waikoloa Championships, U.S. Hard Belgium Justine Henin 6-3, 2-0 ret.
Runner-up 7. 18 February 2002 Dubai Tennis Championships, UAE Hard France Amélie Mauresmo 4-6, 6-7(5-7)

Doubles (4 titles, 7 runner-ups)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 13 April 1992 Pattaya Open, Thailand Hard France Pascale Paradis France Isabelle Demongeot
Ukraine Natalia Medvedeva
1-6, 1-6
Runner-up 2. 31 July 1995 San Diego Classic, United States Hard France Alexia Dechaume United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
2-6, 1-6
Runner-up 3. 26 October 1998 Bell Challenge, Canada Hard (i) United States Chanda Rubin United States Lori McNeil
United States Kimberly Po
7-6(7-3), 5-7, 4-6
Runner-up 4. 30 August 1999 US Open Hard United States Chanda Rubin United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
6-4, 1-6, 4-6
Winner 1. 4 October 1999 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Germany Hard (i) United States Chanda Rubin Latvia Larisa Neiland
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6-3, 6-4
Runner-up 5. 8 November 1999 Philadelphia Championships, United States Carpet (i) United States Chanda Rubin United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
1-6, 6-7(2-7)
Winner 2. 7 February 2000 Paris Indoor, France Carpet (i) France Julie Halard France Émilie Loit
Sweden Åsa Carlsson
3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Winner 3. 24 July 2000 Stanford Classic, United States Hard United States Chanda Rubin Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Amy Frazier
6-4, 6-4
Winner 4. 12 February 2001 Qatar Open Hard Italy Roberta Vinci Netherlands Kristie Boogert
Netherlands Miriam Oremans
7-5, 7-6(7-4)
Runner-up 6. 15 October 2001 Zurich Open, Switzerland Hard (i) Italy Roberta Vinci United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Lisa Raymond
3-6, 6-1, 2-6
Runner-up 7. 18 February 2002 Dubai Championships, UAE Hard Italy Roberta Vinci Germany Barbara Rittner
Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi
3-6, 2-6

ITF finals

Singles (5-0)

Legend
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 10 April 1989 Limoges, France Clay France Emmanuelle Derly 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Winner 2. 25 June 1990 Caltagiro, Italy Clay Italy Lorenza Jachia 7-6, 7-5
Winner 3. 5 November 1990 Eastbourne, United Kingdom Hard Poland Katarzyna Nowak 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Winner 4. 12 November 1990 Swindon, United Kingdom Carpet (i) Belgium Dominique Monami 6-4, 6-4
Winner 5. 12 December 1994 Mildura, Australia Grass Australia Kerry-Anne Guse 6-1, 6-3

Doubles (4-2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 27 March 1989 Moulins, France Hard France Catherine Tanvier Netherlands Mara Eijkenboom
France Noëlle van Lottum
6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 2. 26 March 1990 Limoges, France Carpet France Catherine Tanvier Belgium Ann Devries
Poland Iwona Kuczy?ska
3-6, 6-3, 4-6
Winner 3. 2 July 1990 Brindisi, Italy Clay France Mary Pierce United States Jennifer Fuchs
Netherlands Simone Schilder
6-1, 1-6, 6-0
Winner 4. 6 August 1990 Budapest, Hungary Clay France Sylvie Sabas Czechoslovakia Denisa Kraj?ovi?ová
Czechoslovakia Alice Nohá?ová
6-3, 6-4
Winner 5. 1 April 1991 Moulins, France Carpet (i) France Catherine Suire Netherlands Ingelise Driehuis
Australia Louise Pleming
6-3, 6-4
Runner-up 6. 9 December 1991 Val-d'Oise, France Hard (i) France Pascale Paradis-Mangon Germany Eva Pfaff
France Catherine Suire
6-4, 3-6, 4-6

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Career SR
Australian Open A LQ A 2R 1R 4R 3R 1R 2R QF 4R 4R 3R 1R A A 0 / 11
French Open A 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 3R 3R 4R 2R 3R 4R 1R A 1R 0 / 14
Wimbledon A A A 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 4R 4R 3R 1R 4R 2R A A 0 / 11
US Open A A LQ 2R 1R 2R 3R 4R QF 3R 2R 4R 4R A A A 0 / 10
SR 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 46
Year-end ranking 265 167 118 106 98 81 41 41 13 14 13 17 11 38 NR 311

Head-to-head record

References

  1. ^ Tennis Magazine (France) August 2010 issue

External links


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