Marzia Grossi
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Marzia Grossi
Marzia Grossi
Full nameMarzia Grossi
Country (sports) Italy
Born (1970-09-02) 2 September 1970 (age 50)
Prize money$145,460
Career record128-108
Career titles1 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 79 (13 September 1993)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1994)
French Open3R (1994)
Wimbledon1R (1994)
US Open1R (1994)
Career record53-49
Highest rankingNo. 102 (9 October 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (1989)

Marzia Grossi (born 2 September 1970) is a former professional tennis player from Italy.


Grossi, who comes from Florence, began playing tennis at the age of eight.[1]

She debuted on the international circuit in 1989 and was more successful in doubles that year with a semi-final appearance at Athens the highlight.

From 1990 to 1992 she didn't feature in any WTA Tour events.

She won a WTA title at San Marino in 1993, with a win over top seed Barbara Rittner in the final.[2] The title in San Marino took her ranking into the top 100 and in September she reached a career best 79 in the world.

At the 1993 French Open she qualified for the main draw of the singles at a grand slam for the first time and took 13th seed Nathalie Tauziat to three sets in an opening round loss. Her best French Open performance was a third round appearance in 1994 and she also appeared in the singles main draws at the three other grand slam tournaments that year.

She appeared in two Fed Cup ties for Italy in 1994, partnering Rita Grande in the doubles, against Denmark and France.[3]

WTA Tour finals

Singles (1-0)

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win July, 1993 San Marino Tier IV Clay Germany Barbara Rittner 3-6, 7-5, 6-1

ITF finals

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (2-4)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 27 June 1988 Arezzo, Italy Clay Czechoslovakia Eva ?víglerová 7-6, 6-1
Runner-up 1. 8 August 1988 Palermo, Italy Clay Austria Karin Kschwendt 6-4, 0-6, 1-6
Runner-up 2. 13 July 1992 Sezze, Italy Hard Italy Katia Piccolini 3-6, 6-3, 2-6
Runner-up 3. 28 September 1992 Santa Maria, Italy Clay Paraguay Rossana de los Ríos 4-6, 0-6
Runner-up 4. 15 March 1993 Reims, France Clay France Laurence Andretto 1-6, 2-6
Winner 2. 3 July 1995 Sezze, Italy Clay Portugal Sofia Prazeres 6-3, 6-2

Doubles (7-1)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 3 April 1988 Rome, Italy Clay Italy Francesca Romano Argentina Fernanda González
Argentina Mariana Pérez Roldán
7-5, 6-3
Winner 2. 5 September 1988 Agliana, Italy Clay Italy Barbara Romanò Finland Anne Aallonen
Finland Nanne Dahlman
4-6, 7-6, 6-4
Winner 3. 10 April 1989 Palermo, Italy Clay Italy Barbara Romanò Australia Rachel McQuillan
Australia Kristine Kunce
6-3, 6-2
Winner 4. 13 May 1991 Francavilla, Italy Clay Italy Caterina Nozzoli Paraguay Viviana Valdovinos
United States Jolene Watanabe-Giltz
6-1, 6-3
Winner 5. 26 August 1991 Ronchis, Italy Clay Italy Barbara Romanò Croatia Maja Palaver?i?
Czechoslovakia Monika Kratochvílová
6-4, 7-5
Runner-up 1. 24 August 1992 La Spezia, Italy Clay Italy Laura Lapi Czechoslovakia Kv?ta Peschke
Slovenia Tina Vukasovi?
5-7, 6-2, 2-6
Winner 6. 24 March 1993 Reims, France Clay Italy Rita Grande Moldova Svetlana Komleva
Ukraine Olga Lugina
6-4, 6-4
Winner 7. 12 June 1995 Massa, Italy Clay Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi Italy Alice Canepa
Italy Giulia Casoni
3-6, 6-4, 7-5


  1. ^ "Marzia Grossi: "Mi è mancato un incontro"". 24 October 2011. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Grossi upsets Rittner". The Cincinnati Enquirer. 2 August 1993. p. 21. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Federation Cup". Reno Gazette-Journal. 21 July 1994. p. 40. Retrieved 2018.

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