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Mima Jau?ovec
ITF nameMima Jausovec
Country (sports) Yugoslavia
Born (1956-07-20) 20 July 1956 (age 65)
Maribor, PR Slovenia, FPR Yugoslavia
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Turned pro1975
Retired1988
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$933,926
Singles
Career record351-248
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 6 (22 March 1982)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (1980)
French OpenW (1977)
WimbledonQF (1978, 1981)
US OpenSF (1976)
Doubles
Career record254-190
Career titles11
Highest rankingNo. 211 (21 December 1986)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1980)
French OpenW (1978)
WimbledonF (1978)
US OpenSF (1976, 1983)
Medal record
Representing  Yugoslavia
Gold medal - first place Singles
Gold medal - first place Doubles

Mima Jau?ovec (Slovene pronunciation: ['mì:ma ja'ù:?ts] ; born 20 July 1956) is a retired Slovenian tennis player.[1] She won the 1977 French Open singles championship.

Early life

Jau?ovec was born in Maribor, in present-day Slovenia, when it was part of Yugoslavia.[2]

Career

As a girl, she was coached by Jelena Gen?i?, a woman whose players went on to collect 31 Grand Slam single titles. In singles, Jau?ovec reached a career high of No. 6 in 1982. Her only Grand Slam triumph came in the 1977 French Open singles championship. In 1978, she again reached the final but was defeated by Virginia Ruzici. In 1983, she reached her third French Open singles final, losing to Chris Evert. Jau?ovec's other tournament wins include the 1978 German Open and the 1976 Italian Open.

Jau?ovec teamed with Ruzici to win the women's doubles title at the 1978 French Open. They defeated Lesley Turner Bowrey and Gail Sherriff Lovera in the final. In the same year, Jau?ovec and Ruzici were the runners-up at Wimbledon, losing to Kerry Melville Reid and Wendy Turnbull. Jau?ovec's other victories at Grand Slam tournaments include wins over Martina Navratilova at the 1974 Wimbledon Championships, Virginia Wade at 1976 US Open, Wendy Turnbull at 1978 Wimbledon Championships, Evonne Goolagong at 1980 Australian Open, Andrea Jaeger at 1981 Wimbledon Championships, and Sylvia Hanika at 1983 French Open.

Jau?ovec retired from playing in 1988. Today, she is the head coach of the Slovenian national female tennis team. She was an unsuccessful candidate of the Liberal Democracy of Slovenia for the 2004 European Parliament election.[]

Grand Slam finals

Singles (1 title, 2 runners-up)

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Win 1977 French Open Clay Romania Floren?a Mihai 6-2, 6-7(5-7), 6-1
Loss 1978 French Open Clay Romania Virginia Ruzici 2-6, 2-6
Loss 1983 French Open Clay United States Chris Evert 1-6, 2-6

Doubles (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1978 French Open Clay Romania Virginia Ruzici France Gail Sherriff Lovera
Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey
5-7, 6-4, 8-6
Loss 1978 Wimbledon Grass Romania Virginia Ruzici Australia Kerry Melville Reid
Australia Wendy Turnbull
4-6, 9-8(10-8), 6-3

WTA career finals

Singles: 14 (5-9)

Winner -- Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1-2)
WTA Tour Championships (0-0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (4-7)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Clay (4-5)
Carpet (1-4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 15 July 1974 Kitzbühel Clay Czechoslovakia Mirka Ko?eluhová 3-6, 0-6
Winner 1. 23 May 1976 Rome Clay Australia Lesley Hunt 6-1, 6-3
Winner 2. 16 August 1976 Toronto Clay Australia Lesley Hunt 6-2, 6-0
Winner 3. 23 May 1977 French Open Clay Romania Floren?a Mihai 6-2, 6-7(5-7), 6-1
Runner-up 2. 22 August 1977 Charlotte Clay Czechoslovakia Martina Navrátilová 6-3, 2-6, 1-6
Winner 4. 15 May 1978 Hamburg Clay Romania Virginia Ruzici 6-2, 6-3
Runner-up 3. 29 May 1978 French Open Clay Romania Virginia Ruzici 2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 4. 16 March 1981 Boston United States Chris Evert 4-6, 4-6
Runner-up 5. 19 October 1981 Brighton Carpet (i) United Kingdom Sue Barker 6-4, 1-6, 1-6
Runner-up 6. 1 February 1982 Detroit Carpet (i) United States Andrea Jaeger 6-2, 4-6, 2-6
Winner 5. 1 March 1982 Los Angeles Carpet (i) West Germany Sylvia Hanika 6-2, 7-6(7-4)
Runner-up 7. 8 March 1982 Dallas Carpet (i) United States Martina Navratilova 3-6, 2-6
Runner-up 8. 23 May 1983 French Open Clay United States Chris Evert 1-6, 2-6
Runner-up 9. 15 July 1985 Bregenz Clay Romania Virginia Ruzici 2-6, 3-6

Doubles: 20 (11-9)

Winner -- Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1-1)
WTA Tour Championships (0-0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (10-8)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0-1)
Grass (0-1)
Clay (5-2)
Carpet (6-5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 4 November 1974 Edinburgh Carpet (i) Romania Virginia Ruzici Colombia María-Isabel Fernández
Argentina Raquel Giscafré
6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Runner-up 1. 24 January 1977 Minneapolis Carpet (i) Romania Virginia Ruzici United States Rosie Casals
Czechoslovakia Martina Navrátilová
2-6, 1-6
Winner 2. 15 May 1978 Hamburg Clay Romania Virginia Ruzici West Germany Katja Ebbinghaus
West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff
6-4, 5-7, 6-0
Winner 3. 22 May 1978 Rome Clay Romania Virginia Ruzici Romania Floren?a Mihai
United States Betsy Nagelsen
6-2, 2-6, 7-5
Winner 4. 29 May 1978 French Open Clay Romania Virginia Ruzici France Gail Sherriff Lovera
United States Lesley Turner Bowrey
5-7, 6-4, 8-6
Runner-up 2. 26 June 1978 Wimbledon Grass Romania Virginia Ruzici Australia Kerry Melville Reid
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6-4, 8-9(8-10), 3-6
Runner-up 3. 23 October 1978 Filderstadt Carpet (i) Romania Virginia Ruzici United States Tracy Austin
Netherlands Betty Stöve
3-6, 3-6
Winner 5. 1 January 1979 Washington, D.C. Carpet (i) Romania Virginia Ruzici United States Renée Richards
United States Sharon Walsh
4-6, 6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 4. 20 August 1979 Mahwah Hard Czechoslovakia Regina Mar?íková United States Tracy Austin
Netherlands Betty Stöve
6-7, 6-2, 4-6
Runner-up 5. 7 January 1980 Cincinnati Carpet (i) Czechoslovakia Ann Kiyomura United States Laura DuPont
United States Pam Shriver
3-6, 3-6
Winner 6. 27 October 1980 Stockholm Carpet (i) Romania Virginia Ruzici Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Netherlands Betty Stöve
6-2, 6-1
Runner-up 6. 10 November 1980 Amsterdam Carpet (i) United States JoAnne Russell Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Netherlands Betty Stöve
6-7, 6-7
Runner-up 7. 6 April 1981 Hilton Head Island Clay United States Pam Shriver United States Rosie Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
5-7, 5-7
Runner-up 8. 19 October 1981 Brighton Carpet (i) United States Pam Shriver United States Barbara Potter
United States Anne Smith
7-6, 3-6, 4-6
Winner 7. 26 October 1981 Filderstadt Carpet (i) United States Martina Navratilova United States Barbara Potter
United States Anne Smith
6-4, 6-1
Winner 8. 1 February 1982 Detroit Carpet (i) United States Leslie Allen United States Rosie Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6-4, 6-0
Winner 9. 19 April 1982 Amelia Island Clay United States Leslie Allen United States Barbara Potter
United States Sharon Walsh
6-1, 7-5
Winner 10. 30 January 1983 Houston Carpet (i) United States Anne White United States Barbara Potter
United States Sharon Walsh
6-4, 3-6, 7-6(7-4)
Runner-up 9. 16 April 1984 Amelia Island Clay United Kingdom Anne Hobbs United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
4-6, 6-4, 4-6
Winner 11. 15 July 1985 Bregenz Clay Romania Virginia Ruzici Czechoslovakia Andrea Holíková
Czechoslovakia Kate?ina Skronská
6-2, 6-3

Grand Slam singles tournament 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 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 Career SR
Australian Open A A A A A A A SF 3R 2R A A A NH A 1R 0 / 4
French Open 2R 2R 2R W F 2R 3R QF 4R F 3R 2R 3R 1R A 1 / 14
Wimbledon 3R 4R 4R 3R QF 2R A QF 2R 3R 1R 1R 1R A A 0 / 12
U.S. Open 2R 1R SF QF 2R 2R QF 2R 2R 3R 3R 2R A A A 0 / 12
SR 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 1 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 1 1 / 42
Year End Ranking 40 11 11 19 20 17 11 12 23 87 71 184 233 362

Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Film - Mima Jausovec". Retrieved 2021. The documentary film follows the story of Mima Jausovec, Slovenian tennis player who reached the biggest success of Slovenian and Yugoslavian tennis at that time.
  2. ^ "Mima Jausovec Bio & Career - WTA Official". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved 2021.

External links

Awards
Preceded by
Branka Batini?
Yugoslav Sportswoman of the Year
1976, 1977
Succeeded by
Bojana ?umonja

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