Niege Dias
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Niege Dias
Niege Dias
Full nameNiege Pelanio Dias
Country (sports) Brazil
Born (1966-12-05) 5 December 1966 (age 54)
Santa Cruz do Sul, Brazil [1]
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) [2]
Retired1989
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand) [2]
Singles
Career record112-83
Career titles2 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 31 (5 December 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open3R (1989)
Wimbledon2R (1986)
US Open2R (1987)
Doubles
Career record47-69
Career titles1 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 89 (31 August 1987)

Niege Dias[a] (born 5 December 1966) is a former professional tennis player from Brazil.[2][1] She also competed for the Brazil Fed Cup team from 1985 to 1988.[3]

In her career, she won two WTA Tour singles tournaments, the 1987 Brazil Open and 1988 Barcelona Open.[4][1]

Her best singles result at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the third round of the 1988 French Open.

Dias retired from professional tennis in 1989, at the age of 22. She married her former coach, Luiz Carlos Enck.[5]

WTA Career finals

Singles: 2 (2 titles)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Dec 1987 Brasil Open Clay Brazil Patricia Medrado 6-0, 6-7, 6-4
Win 2-0 Apr 1988 Spanish Open Clay Argentina Bettina Fulco 6-3, 6-3

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Dec 1985 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Hungary Csilla Bartos Argentina Mercedes Paz
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
5-7, 4-6
Win 1-1 Dec 1986 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Brazil Patricia Medrado Austria Petra Huber
Peru Laura Gildemeister
4-6, 6-4, 7-6

Notes

  1. ^ Her name is spelled Neige Dias by the ITF and WTA.

References

  1. ^ a b c Carta, Gianni; Marcher, Roberto (2004). O Tênis no Brasil : De Maria Esther Buerno a Gustavo Kuerten (in Portuguese). São Paulo: Códex. pp. 264-283. ISBN 978-8575940310.
  2. ^ a b c John Barrett, ed. (1990). The International Tennis Federation : World of Tennis 1990. London: Willow Books. p. 270. ISBN 9780002183550.
  3. ^ "FedCup player profile". FedCup. International Tennis Federation (ITF).
  4. ^ José Geraldo Azevedo (21 April 2015). "Dona do último WTA antes de Teliana, Niege Dias é só elogios: "Ela merece"". Globoesporte.com (in Portuguese). Grupo Globo.
  5. ^ "Niége parou aos 22 por vida comum". Folha de S.Paulo (in Portuguese). 18 May 2008.

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