Maria Emilia Salerni
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Maria Emilia Salerni

María Emilia Salerni
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceRafaela, Argentina
Born (1983-05-14) 14 May 1983 (age 38)
Rafaela
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1999
Retired2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$656,296
Singles
Career record263-173 (60.3%)
Career titles0 WTA, 12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 65 (25 February 2008)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2002, 2003, 2008)
French Open1R (2001, 2008, 2009)
Wimbledon1R (2001)
US Open2R (2005)
Doubles
Career record151-124 (54.9%)
Career titles2 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 45 (23 September 2002)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2002, 2003)
French Open2R (2003, 2005, 2006, 2009)
Wimbledon1R (2001, 2003, 2006)
US Open3R (2001, 2002)

María Emilia Salerni (born 14 May 1983), known as "Pitu Salerni", is a former professional tennis player from Argentina.

On 25 February 2008, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 65. On 23 September 2002, she peaked at No. 45 in the doubles rankings.

The two-time former junior Grand Slam champion, winning Wimbledon and US Open in 2000, as well as finishing runner-up at Roland Garros, was named the 2000 ITF Junior World Champion. Salerni dated Argentine tennis player Guillermo Cañas until 2007.[1]

Salerni retired from professional tennis in 2009 after a string of injuries.

WTA career finals

Singles: 1 (runner-up)

Legend
Tier I (0-0)
Tier II (0-0)
Tier III (0-0)
Tier IV & V (0-1)
Result Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss Feb 2008 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia Clay Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives 0-6, 4-6

Doubles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runner-ups)

Legend
Tier I (0-0)
Tier II (0-1)
Tier III (1-1)
Tier IV & V (1-2)
Result Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 29 July 2001 Morocco Open Clay Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva
Sweden Åsa Svensson
3-6, 7-6(7-4), 1-6
Loss 14 April 2002 Amelia Island Championships, U.S. Clay Sweden Åsa Svensson 4-6, 2-6
Loss 13 September 2002 Tournoi de Québec, Canada Carpet (i) Colombia Fabiola Zuluaga United States Samantha Reeves
South Africa Jessica Steck
6-4, 3-6, 5-7
Win 5 April 2003 Morocco Open Clay Argentina Gisela Dulko Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
6-3, 6-4
Win 17 November 2004 Tournoi de Québec, Canada Hard (i) United States Carly Gullickson Belgium Els Callens
Australia Samantha Stosur
7-5, 7-5
Loss 24 July 2005 Cincinnati Open, U.S. Hard Czech Republic Kv?ta Peschke United States Laura Granville
United States Abigail Spears
6-3, 2-6, 4-6

ITF finals

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

Singles: 16 (12-4)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 26 September 1999 ITF Asunción, Paraguay Clay Colombia Mariana Mesa 3-6, 7-6, 7-5
Winner 2. 3 October 1999 ITF Montevideo, Uruguay Clay Argentina Eugenia Chialvo 6-3, 6-0
Winner 3. 10 October 1999 ITF Santiago, Chile Clay Argentina Eugenia Chialvo 6-1, 6-3
Winner 4. 23 April 2000 ITF San Severo, Italy Clay Argentina Vanesa Krauth 6-4, 6-1
Winner 5. 14 May 2000 ITF Caserta, Italy Clay Morocco Lamia Essaadi 6-4, 6-1
Winner 6. 30 July 2000 ITF Horb, Germany Clay Germany Adriana Jerabek 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
Winner 7. 6 August 2000 ITF Ettenheim, Germany Clay Slovakia Martina Suchá 6-4, 6-2
Runner-up 1. 1 February 2004 ITF Waikoloa, United States Hard Hungary Melinda Czink 6-7, 2-6
Winner 8. 19 September 2004 ITF Ashland, United States Hard United States Kelly McCain 6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 2. 3 October 2004 ITF Troy, United States Hard United States Shenay Perry 2-6, 2-6
Winner 9. 12 February 2006 ITF Midland, United States Hard (i) Russia Vasilisa Bardina 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Winner 10. 1 April 2007 ITF La Palma, Spain Hard United Kingdom Georgie Gent 6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 3. 30 June 2007 ITF Getxo, Spain Hard Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives 3-6, 3-6
Winner 11. 8 July 2007 ITF Cuneo, Italy Clay Italy Sara Errani 3-6, 6-1, 7-6
Winner 12. 21 March 2009 ITF Lima, Peru Clay Argentina Lucía Jara Lozano 7-6, 6-3
Runner-up 4. 15 June 2009 ITF Montpellier, France Clay France Anaïs Laurendon 3-6, 2-6

Doubles: 18 (9-9)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 27 September 1999 ITF Montevideo, Uruguay Clay Argentina Jorgelina Cravero Mexico Melody Falcó
Dominican Republic Joelle Schad
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 2. 4 October 1999 ITF Santiago, Chile Clay Argentina Jorgelina Cravero Argentina Natalia Gussoni
Switzerland Aliénor Tricerri
5-7, 4-6
Winner 1. 24 July 2000 ITF Horb, Germany Clay Poland Patrycja Bandurowska Czech Republic Zuzana Hejdová
Australia Kristen van Elden
6-3, 6-4
Runner-up 3. 6 August 2000 ITF Ettenheim, Germany Hard Argentina Mariana Díaz Oliva Belarus Nadejda Ostrovskaya
Ukraine Anna Zaporozhanova
4-6, 2-6
Winner 2. 8 July 2001 ITF Orbetello, Italy Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva
Belgium Laurence Courtois
7-6(5), 3-6, 6-1
Winner 3. 12 May 2003 ITF Bromma, Sweden Clay Argentina Gisela Dulko Hungary Melinda Czink
Hungary Zsófia Gubacsi
6-4, 6-3
Winner 4. 8 June 2003 ITF Galatina, Italy Clay Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja Morocco Bahia Mouhtassine
Romania Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
6-0, 7-6(6)
Runner-up 4. 7 September 2003 ITF Fano, Italy Clay Spain Gala León García Spain Conchita Martínez Granados
Italy Giulia Casoni
3-6, 3-6
Runner-up 5. 21 September 2003 ITF Columbus,
United States
Hard Romania Andreea Ehritt-Vanc United States Teryn Ashley
United States Ally Baker
3-6, 7-6(4), 2-6
Winner 5. 18 September 2004 ITF Ashland,
United States
Hard Germany Sandra Klösel United States Cory Ann Avants
United States Kristen Schlukebir
6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 6. 26 September 2004 ITF Albuquerque,
United States
Hard Canada Stéphanie Dubois Canada Maureen Drake
United States Carly Gullickson
3-6, 6-7(6)
Runner-up 7. 22 October 2005 ITF Saint-Raphaël,
France
Hard (i) United States Meilen Tu Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Czech Republic Sandra Záhlavová
6-4, 4-6, 5-7
Winner 6. 31 January 2006 ITF Rockford,
United States
Hard Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves Czech Republic Michaela Pa?tiková
United States Abigail Spears
0-6, 6-4, 6-2
Winner 7. 11 May 2007 ITF Monzón, Spain Hard Spain Estrella Cabeza Candela France Iryna Brémond
Serbia Vesna Dolonc
6-2, 6-1
Runner-up 8. 30 June 2007 ITF Getxo, Spain Clay Spain Conchita Martínez Granados Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
Spain Laura Pous Tió
2-6, 1-6
Winner 8. 16 March 2009 ITF Lima, Peru Clay Argentina Lucía Jara Lozano Argentina Carla Beltrami
Argentina Tatiana Búa
7-6(3), 6-3
Runner-up 9. 6 June 2009 ITF Galatina, Italy Clay Spain Beatriz García Vidagany Russia Elena Bovina
Russia Regina Kulikova
2-6, 1-6
Winner 9. 12 June 2009 ITF Marseille, France Clay Italy Tathiana Garbin Russia Elena Bovina
Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
6-7(4), 6-3, [10-7]

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