Mima Jaušovec

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Mima Jaušovec
Мима Яушовец
Country  Yugoslavia
Born (1956-07-20) 20 July 1956 (age 57)
Maribor, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 1975
Retired 1988
Plays Right-handed (One handed-backhand)
Prize money $49,583
Singles
Career record 22–26
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 6 (22 March 1982)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1980)
French Open W (1977)
Wimbledon QF (1978, 1981)
US Open SF (1976)
Doubles
Career record 27–26
Career titles 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 211 (21 December 1986)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (1980)
French Open W (1978)
Wimbledon F (1978)
US Open SF (1976, 1983)
Last updated on: 6 November 2013.

Mima Jaušovec About this sound listen  (born on July 20, 1956, in Maribor, PR Slovenia, FPR Yugoslavia) is former Yugoslavian female tennis player. She is perhaps most notable for winning the 1977 French Open singles championship.

Career[edit]

In singles she reached a career high of No. 6 in 1982, in doubles she reached a career high of No. 211 in 1986. Jaušovec's only Grand Slam success came in the 1977 French Open singles championship. The following year, 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. Jaušovec's other notable tournament championships include the 1978 German Open and the 1976 Italian Open.

Jaušovec 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. That same year, Jaušovec and Ruzici were the runners-up at Wimbledon, losing to Kerry Melville Reid and Wendy Turnbull.

Jaušovec active tennis career spanned fifteen years, from 1973 through 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.

Major finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner–ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1977 French Open Clay Romania Florenţa Mihai 6–2, 6–7, 6–1
Runner-up 1978 French Open Clay Romania Virginia Ruzici 6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 1983 French Open Clay United States Chris Evert 6–1, 6–2

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner–up)[edit]

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

WTA Career Finals[edit]

Singles: 14 (5–9)[edit]

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 Austria Kitzbühel Clay Czechoslovakia Mirka Koželuhová 3–6, 0–6
Winner 1. 23 May 1976 Italy Rome Clay Australia Lesley Hunt 6–1, 6–3
Winner 2. 16 August 1976 Canada Toronto Clay Australia Lesley Hunt 6–2, 6–0
Winner 3. 23 May 1977 France French Open Clay Romania Florenţa Mihai 6–2, 6–7, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 22 August 1977 United States Charlotte Clay Czechoslovakia Martina Navrátilová 6–3, 2–6, 1–6
Winner 4. 15 May 1978 West Germany Hamburg Clay Romania Virginia Ruzici 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 29 May 1978 France French Open Clay Romania Virginia Ruzici 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 16 March 1981 United States Boston Carpet (I) United States Chris Evert 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 19 October 1981 United Kingdom Brighton Carpet (I) United Kingdom Sue Barker 6–4, 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 1 February 1982 United States Detroit Carpet (I) United States Andrea Jaeger 6–2, 4–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 1 March 1982 United States Los Angeles Carpet (I) West Germany Sylvia Hanika 6–2, 7–6 (7–4)
Runner-up 7. 8 March 1982 United States Dallas Carpet (I) United States Andrea Jaeger 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 8. 23 May 1983 France French Open Clay United States Chris Evert 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 15 July 1985 Austria Bregenz Clay Romania Virginia Ruzici 2–6, 3–6

Doubles: 20 (11–9)[edit]

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 United Kingdom 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 United States Minneapolis Carpet (I) Romania Virginia Ruzici United States Rosie Casals
Czechoslovakia Martina Navrátilová
2–6, 1–6
Winner 2. 15 May 1978 West Germany 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 Italy Rome Clay Romania Virginia Ruzici Romania Florenţa Mihai
United States Betsy Nagelsen
6–2, 2–6, 7–5
Winner 4. 29 May 1978 France 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 United States Wimbledon Grass Romania Virginia Ruzici Australia Kerry Melville Reid
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6–4, 8–9(8), 3–6
Runner-up 3. 23 October 1978 West Germany Filderstadt Carpet (I) Romania Virginia Ruzici United States Tracy Austin
Netherlands Betty Stöve
3–6, 3–6
Winner 5. 1 January 1979 United States 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 United States Mahwah Hard Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková United States Tracy Austin
Netherlands Betty Stöve
6–7, 6–2, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 7 January 1980 United States Cincinnati Carpet (I) Czechoslovakia Ann Kiyomura United States Laura DuPont
United States Pam Shriver
3–6, 3–6
Winner 6. 27 October 1980 Sweden Stockholm Carpet (I) Romania Virginia Ruzici Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Netherlands Betty Stöve
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 10 November 1980 Netherlands Amsterdam Carpet (I) United States JoAnne Russell Czechoslovakia Hana Mandlíková
Netherlands Betty Stöve
6–7, 6–7
Runner-up 7. 6 April 1981 United States 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 United Kingdom 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 West Germany Filderstadt Carpet (I) United States Martina Navratilova United States Kathy Jordan
United States Anne Smith
6–4, 6–1
Winner 8. 1 February 1982 United States Detroit Carpet (I) United States Leslie Allen United States Rosie Casals
Australia Wendy Turnbull
6–4, 6–0
Winner 9. 19 April 1982 United States Amelia Island Clay United States Leslie Allen United States Barbara Potter
United States Sharon Walsh
6–1, 7–5
Winner 10. 30 January 1983 United States Houston Carpet (I) United States Anne White United States Barbara Potter
United States Sharon Walsh
6–4, 3–6, 7–6(4)
Runner-up 9. 16 April 1984 United States 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 Austria Bregenz Clay Romania Virginia Ruzici Czechoslovakia Andrea Holíková
Czechoslovakia Kateřina Skronská
6–2, 6–3

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

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
Career Statistics
Year End Ranking 40 11 11 19 20 17 11 12 23 87 71 184 233 362

NH = tournament not held.

A = did not participate in the tournament.

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

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

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Awards
Preceded by
Branka Batinić
Yugoslav Sportswoman of the Year
1976, 1977
Succeeded by
Bojana Šumonja