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Valentina Sassi
Valentina Sassi
Valentina Sassi 2004.jpg
Full nameValentina Sassi
Country (sports) Italy
Born (1980-07-12) 12 July 1980 (age 41)
Seravezza, Italy
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$175,976
Singles
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 144 (8 April 2002)
Doubles
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 153 (11 September 2006)

Valentina Sassi (born 12 July 1980) is a former professional tennis player from Italy.[1] She was a doubles bronze medalist for Italy at the 2001 Mediterranean Games.

Born in Seravezza, Sassi made her WTA Tour main draw debut at the Madrid Open in 2001, as a qualifier. In 2002 she reached her best singles ranking of 144, making main draw appearances at Oporto and Casablanca that year. Sassi, a right-handed player, won six ITF singles and seven ITF doubles titles before retiring in 2008.

ITF finals

$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 10 (6-4)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 29 November 1998 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Hard Brazil Joana Cortez 7-6, 3-6, 6-3
Winner 2. 8 November 1999 Le Havre, France Clay France Virginie Razzano 6-1, 2-6, 7-5
Runner-up 1. 1 May 2000 Bari, Italy Clay Argentina Natalia Gussoni 6-0, 4-6, 2-6
Winner 3. 11 June 2001 Grado, Italy Clay Italy Antonella Serra Zanetti 6-3, 7-5
Runner-up 2. 31 May 2004 Galatina, Italy Clay Spain Paula García 1-6, 6-3, 2-6
Runner-up 3. 17 January 2006 Fort Walton Beach, United States Hard Germany Gréta Arn 5-7, 2-6
Winner 4. 14 July 2007 Imola, Italy Hard Italy Giulia Gatto-Monticone 7-6(1), 6-2
Winner 5. 12 September 2007 Casale Monferrato, Italy Clay France Aurélie Védy 3-6, 7-6(7), 6-2
Winner 6. 29 September 2007 Ciampino, Italy Clay Italy Verdiana Verardi 6-1, 1-6, 6-3
Runner-up 4. 19 October 2007 Settimo San Pietro, Italy Clay Italy Anna Floris 6-7(2), 3-6

Doubles: 17 (7-10)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 22 August 1999 Alghero, Italy Carpet Italy Sabina Da Ponte Italy Roberta Vinci
Italy Flavia Pennetta
2-6, 1-6
Winner 1. 7 November 1999 Saint-Raphaël, France Hard Slovenia Maja Matev?i? France Victoria Courmes-Benedetti
France Laëtitia Sanchez
6-3, 6-1
Runner-up 2. 6 August 2000 Alghero, Italy Clay Italy Alice Canepa Japan Ayami Takase
Hong Kong Tong Ka-po
6-3, 3-6, 1-6
Runner-up 3. 19 November 2000 Naples, United States Clay Estonia Maret Ani Japan Nana Miyagi
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
3-5, 4-2, 4-2, 3-5, 1-4
Runner-up 4. 2 February 2003 Rockford, United States Hard Czech Republic Michaela Pa?tiková Netherlands Debby Haak
Netherlands Seda Noorlander
5-7, 4-6
Runner-up 5. 11 October 2005 Ciudad Victoria, Mexico Hard Argentina Soledad Esperón Argentina María José Argeri
Brazil Letícia Sobral
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 6. 13 November 2005 Mexico City, Mexico Clay Italy Francesca Lubiani Brazil Jenifer Widjaja
Brazil Carla Tiene
6-7(5), 3-6
Winner 2. 22 November 2005 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Hard Italy Francesca Lubiani Brazil Jenifer Widjaja
Poland Olga Brózda
6-3, 4-6, 7-5
Runner-up 7. 18 December 2005 Bergamo, Italy Carpet Italy Francesca Lubiani Russia Marina Shamayko
Russia Ekaterina Bychkova
1-6, 3-6
Winner 3. 1 May 2006 Catania, Italy Clay Italy Francesca Lubiani France Diana Brunel
France Virginie Pichet
w/o
Runner-up 8. 30 May 2006 Galatina, Italy Clay Hungary Kira Nagy Montenegro Danica Krstaji?
Czech Republic Renata Vorá?ová
4-6, 0-6
Winner 4. 29 July 2006 Monteroni d'Arbia, Italy Clay France Aurélie Védy Croatia Matea Mezak
Croatia Nika O?egovi?
5-7, 6-4, 6-0
Winner 5. 28 July 2007 Monteroni d'Arbia, Italy Clay Russia Alisa Kleybanova Italy Elena Pioppo
Italy Verdiana Verardi
7-5, 6-2
Winner 6. 25 August 2007 Trecastagni, Italy Hard Italy Valentina Sulpizio Switzerland Lisa Sabino
Italy Nicole Clerico
4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Runner-up 9. 17 September 2007 Lecce, Italy Clay Hungary Kira Nagy France Claire De Gubernatis
Germany Tatjana Priachin
3-6, 2-6
Runner-up 10. 19 October 2007 Settimo San Pietro, Italy Clay Italy Stefania Chieppa Italy Anna Floris
Italy Valentina Sulpizio
1-6, 4-6
Winner 7. 5 May 2008 Florence, Italy Clay Hungary Kira Nagy Kyrgyzstan Ksenia Palkina
Italy Martina Caciotti
6-2, 6-3

References

  1. ^ "Esplosivo: il calendario della tennista Valentina Sassi". ArezzoWeb (in Italian). 20 September 2008.

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