Sophie Amiach
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Sophie Amiach
Sophie Amiach
Country (sports) France
Born (1963-11-10) 10 November 1963 (age 57)
Paris, France
Turned pro1980
Retired1995
Prize money$309,669
Singles
Career record190-203
Highest rankingNo. 57 (2 April 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1984)
French Open3R (1989)
Wimbledon2R (1984)
US Open2R (1989)
Doubles
Career record114-159
Career titles5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 62 (14 August 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1980)
French Open3R (1987)
Wimbledon2R (1985)
US Open2R (1982)

Sophie Amiach (born 10 November 1963 in Paris) is a former professional tennis player from France who played on the WTA tour from 1980 to 1995.[1]

Currently, she provides commentary on professional tennis in both English and French for different networks throughout the world. Perform/WTA that is the Women's Tennis Association world feed, www.wtatv.com including the 2018 WTA Finals and Elite Trophy, ESPN (during the US Open), Input Media at Roland Garros (French Open), RMC a French Network. Sophie has also covered the 2016 Wimbledon final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber for BBC Radio.

Career

Born in Paris, Sophie Amiach grew up in the south of France. Having started playing tennis at 4 years old, she became one of the best French juniors.[1] She won the first junior girls doubles at French Open in 1981. Amiach was selected in the 1981 French team of the then-Federation Cup.[2] She reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in 1984 and played in 10 French Opens.[3] In 1987, Amiach was coached by Billie Jean King.[1]

WTA Finals

Doubles(0-1)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-Up 1989 Taranto, Italy Clay France Emmanuelle Derly Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Gole?
Argentina Mercedes Paz
2-6, 2-6

ITF Finals

Singles (0-4)

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. April 26, 1981 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Jo Durie 5-7, 6-1, 3-6
Runner-up 2. July 13, 1981 Pesaro, Italy Clay Peru Pilar Vásquez 2-6, 0-6
Runner-up 3. November 9, 1981 South Yarra, Australia Hard France Catherine Tanvier 3-6, 1-6
Runner-up 4. September 19, 1988 Chicago, United States Hard West Germany Martina Pawlik 1-6, 5-7

Doubles (6-5)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner-up 1. April 26, 1981 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay France Catherine Tanvier United Kingdom Jo Durie
United Kingdom Debbie Jevans
0-6, 1-6
Winner 2. November 2, 1981 Frankston, Australia Hard France Catherine Tanvier Australia Kym Ruddell
Australia Gwen Warnock
6-4, 6-2
Winner 3. April 11, 1982 Curitiba, Brazil Clay New Zealand Linda Stewart Brazil Andrea Meister
Brazil Marillia Matte
6-2, 6-2
Runner-up 4. February 8, 1988 Stavanger, Norway Carpet United States Lisa Bobby Sweden Jonna Jonerup
Sweden Maria Strandlund
2-6, 6-7
Runner-up 5. June 6, 1988 Key Biscayne, United States Hard United States Jennifer Santrock Mexico Lucila Becerra
Mexico Xóchitl Escobedo
4-6, 6-2, 5-7
Runner-up 6. June 27, 1988 Augusta, United States Hard United States Lisa Bobby South Korea Kim Il-soon
South Korea Lee Jeong-myung
1-6, 2-6
Runner-up 7. September 25, 1989 Chicago, United States Hard Australia Kristine Kunce United States Mary-Lou Daniels
United States Candy Reynolds
3-6, 3-6
Winner 8. October 1, 1990 York, United States Hard United States Louise Allen Netherlands Simone Schilder
Netherlands Caroline Vis
7-6(4), 6-4
Winner 9. June 17, 1991 St.Simons, United States Clay United States Louise Allen United States Patti O'Reilly
United States Christine O'Reilly
6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3
Winner 10. January 18, 1993 Mcallen, United States Hard United States Louise Allen United States Alysia May
United States Stephanie Reece
6-3, 7-6(2)
Winner 11. January 24, 1994 Austin, United States Hard Australia Tracey Morton-Rodgers United States Jean Ceniza
South Africa Mareze Joubert
7-6(8), 7-6(5)

Grand Slam Singles Tournament Timeline

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
Australia A A 1R QF 1R A A A A A A A A
France 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R A A 3R 2R A 1R 1R
Wimbledon A A A 2R 1R A A A 2R 1R A A A
United States A 1R A 1R 1R A A A 2R A A A A

A = did not participate in the tournament.

References

  1. ^ a b c 40-Love Archived 2012-04-02 at the Wayback Machine, Sophie Amiach's professional site
  2. ^ Fed-cup profile
  3. ^ ITF Tennis profile

External links


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