Natalie Grandin

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Natalie Grandin
Natalie Grandin at Bank of the West Classic qualifying 2010-07-25 4.JPG
Country  South Africa
Residence South Africa
Born (1981-02-27) 27 February 1981 (age 33)
East London, South Africa
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro 1999
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $916,941
Singles
Career record 307 - 288
Career titles 0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 144 (12 September 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q2 (2004, 2005, 2006)
French Open Q3 (2006)
Wimbledon Q2 (2003, 2004, 2007)
US Open Q3 (2005, 2007)
Doubles
Career record 407 - 341
Career titles 1 WTA, 25 ITF
Highest ranking No. 22 (14 May 2012)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2011)
French Open 3R (2008, 2011)
Wimbledon 3R (2012)
US Open 3R (2012)
Last updated on: 22 July 2013.

Natalie Grandin (born 27 February 1981, in East London) is a professional tennis player from South Africa. Grandin has yet to compete outside of the qualifying rounds of a Grand Slam singles event. She is known for her variety of play, and volleying ability.

Significant finals[edit]

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2011 Cincinnati Hard Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová United States Vania King
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
4–6, 6–3, [9–11]

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles: 12 (1 title, 11 runners-up)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (1–10)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–7)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–4)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 26 September 2005 Hansol Korea Open Tennis Championships, Seoul, South Korea Hard United States Jill Craybas Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 11 September 2006 Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic, Bali, Indonesia Hard Australia Trudi Musgrave United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Corina Morariu
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 9 October 2006 PTT Bangkok Open, Bangkok, Thailand Hard Argentina Mariana Díaz-Oliva United States Vania King
Croatia Jelena Kostanić
5–7, 6–2, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 10 September 2007 Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic, Bali, Indonesia Hard United States Jill Craybas China Ji Chunmei
China Sun Shengnan
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 4 January 2010 ASB Classic, Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Laura Granville Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
6–7(4-7), 2–6
Runner-up 6. 26 September 2010 Hansol Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea Hard Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová Germany Julia Görges
Slovenia Polona Hercog
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 21 May 2011 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
4–6, 7–5, [2–10]
Runner-up 8. 25 April 2011 Barcelona Ladies Open, Barcelona, Spain Clay Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
7–5, 4–6, [9–11]
Runner-up 9. 10 July 2011 Poli-Farbe Budapest Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary Clay Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Poland Alicja Rosolska
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 21 August 2011 Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, United States Hard Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová United States Vania King
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
4–6, 6–3, [9–11]
Winner 1. 25 September 2011 Hansol Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea Hard Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová Russia Vera Dushevina
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
7–6(7-5), 6–4
Runner-up 11. 26 May 2012 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová Belarus Olga Govortsova
Poland Klaudia Jans-Ignacik
7–6(7–4), 3–6, [3–10]

ITF Career Finals[edit]

Singles: 7 (3–4)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 7 February 1999 New Zealand Wellington, New Zealand Hard Hungary Nora Koves 2-6 2-6
Winner 1. 17 November 2002 Australia Port Pirie, Australia Hard Australia Evie Dominikovic 6-3 6-2
Runner-up 2. 12 October 2003 United States Lafayette, USA Clay United States Lindsay Lee-Waters 2-6 0-6
Winner 2. 31 July 2005 United States Lexington, USA Hard Canada Stephanie Dubois 6-4 6-3
Runner-up 3. 13 November 2006 Australia Mount Gambier, Australia Hard Australia Casey Dellacqua 1-6 4-6
Runner-up 4. 20 November 2006 Australia Port Pirie, Australia Hard Australia Casey Dellacqua 4-6 2-6
Winner 3. 19 October 2008 Australia Mount Gambier, Australia Hard United Kingdom Melanie South 7-6(2) 6-4

Doubles: 42 (22–20)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 22 December 1996 South Africa Cape Town, South Africa Hard South Africa Alicia Pillay Denmark Charlotte Aagaard
Czech Republic Maiken Witt Pape
7-5 2-6 3-6
Runner-up 2. 7 March 1999 Australia Wodonga, Australia Grass South Africa Alicia Pillay Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
Australia Trudi Musgrave
3-6 2-6
Winner 1. 18 July 1999 United Kingdom Frinton, Great Britain Grass South Africa Nicole Rencken New Zealand Leanne Baker
Australia Nicole Sewell
6-2 3-6 6-1
Runner-up 3. 12 March 2000 Australia Warrnambool, Australia Grass South Africa Nicole Rencken Australia Jenny Belobrajdic
Australia Kristen Van Elden
3-6 4-6
Runner-up 4. 19 March 2000 Australia Benalla, Australia Grass South Africa Nicole Rencken Australia Kylie Hunt
South Africa Mareze Joubert
3-6 2-6
Winner 2. 26 March 2000 Australia Wodonga, Australia Grass South Africa Nicole Rencken Australia Kylie Hunt
South Africa Mareze Joubert
6-4 6-4
Runner-up 5. 2 April 2000 Australia Corona, Australia Grass South Africa Nicole Rencken Australia Cindy Watson
Australia Christina Wheeler
3-6 6-7(11)
Winner 3. 21 May 2000 United Kingdom Edinburgh, Great Britain Clay South Africa Nicole Rencken Tunisia Selima Sfar
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
0-6 6-3 6-4
Winner 4. 28 May 2000 Portugal Guimaraes, Portugal Hard South Africa Nicole Rencken Portugal Angela Cardoso
Portugal Carlota Santos
7-6(7) 2-6 6-2
Winner 5. 11 June 2000 South Africa Pretoria, South Africa Hard South Africa Nicole Rencken South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
South Africa Carien Venter
7-6(4) 6-2
Runner-up 6. 18 June 2000 South Africa Benoni, South Africa Hard South Africa Nicole Rencken South Africa Lucinda Gibbs
South Africa Giselle Swart
6-2 4-6 4-6
Runner-up 7. 13 August 2000 Germany Hechingen, Germany Clay South Africa Nicole Rencken Brazil Miriam D'Agostini
Germany Angelika Roesch
6-7(3) 2-6
Winner 6. 20 August 2000 United Kingdom London, Great Britain Hard South Africa Nicole Rencken Germany Susi Bensch
India Manisha Malhotra
6-2 5-7 7-6(6)
Runner-up 8. 5 November 2000 Australia Gold Coast, Australia Hard South Africa Nicole Rencken United States Amanda Augustus
Australia Amy Jensen
4-6 3-6
Runner-up 9. 15 July 2001 United Kingdom Felixstowe, Great Britain Grass South Africa Kim Grant Australia Trudi Musgrave
United Kingdom Julie Pullin
5-7 4-6
Winner 7. 20 October 2002 Australia Mackay, Australia Hard Australia Nicole Sewell Australia Sarah Stone
Australia Samantha Stosur
6-3 1-6 6-4
Winner 8. 27 April 2003 Italy Taranto, Italy Clay South Africa Kim Grant Austria Nicole Remis
Romania Delia Sescioreanu
6-2 6-1
Runner-up 10. 26 October 2003 Australia Rockhampton, Australia Hard Germany Martina Muller Australia Trudi Musgrave
United States Abigail Spears
1-6 5-7
Runner-up 11. 1 February 2004 United States Waikoloa, USA Hard United States Amanda Augustus Argentina Gisela Dulko
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
6-1 3-6 3-6
Winner 9. 1 August 2004 United States Lexington, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Claire Curran Australia Casey Dellacqua
Australia Nicole Sewell
7-6(6) 6-4
Runner-up 12. 9 August 2004 United States Louisville, USA Hard United Kingdom Claire Curran United States Julie Ditty
Romania Edina Gallovits-Hall
6-1 4-6 2-6
Runner-up 13. 11 October 2004 United States Lafayette, USA Clay United States Arpi Kojian United States Julie Ditty
United States Kristen Schlukebir
2-6 5-7
Winner 10. 30 January 2005 United States Waikoloa, USA Hard United States Kaysie Smashey Australia Lauren Breadmore
Japan Ayami Takase
6-3 6-4
Winner 11. 15 May 2005 France Saint Gaudens, France Clay United Kingdom Claire Curran Argentina Maria Jose Argeri
Brazil Leticia Sobral
6-3 6-1
Runner-up 14. 5 March 2006 United States Clearwater, USA Hard South Africa Chanelle Scheepers Republic of Ireland Kelly Liggan
Lithuania Lina Stanciute
3-6 1-6
Runner-up 15. 9 July 2006 United States College Park, USA Hard Chinese Taipei Chin-Wei Chan United States Lindsay Nelson
United States Anne Yelsey
1-6 3-6
Winner 12. 21 August 2006 United States Bronx, USA Hard United States Julie Ditty Czech Republic Lucie Hradecka
Czech Republic Michaela Pastikova
6-1 7-6(2)
Winner 13. 13 November 2006 Australia Mount Gambier, Australia Hard Australia Christina Wheeler Australia Daniella Jeflea
Australia Sophie Ferguson
6-4 4-6 6-4
Winner 14. 20 November 2006 Australia Port Pirie, Australia Hard United States Raquel Kops-Jones Australia Christina Horiatopolous
Australia Nicole Kriz
6-2 6-1
Winner 15. 27 November 2006 Australia Nuriootpa, Australia Hard United States Raquel Kops-Jones Australia Trudi Musgrave
Australia Christina Wheeler
6-2 7-6(3)
Winner 16. 28 January 2007 United States Waikoloa, USA Hard United States Raquel Kops-Jones Latvia Liga Dekmeijere
United States Julie Ditty
6-0 6-3
Runner-up 16. 4 February 2007 United States Palm Desert, USA Hard United States Raquel Kops-Jones United States Julie Ditty
Romania Edina Gallovits-Hall
2-6 1-6
Winner 17. 17 July 2007 United States Boston, USA Hard Hungary Melinda Czink Latvia Liga Dekmeijere
Turkey Ipek Senoglu
6-1 6-3
Runner-up 17. 20 July 2007 United States Lexington, USA Hard Australia Casey Dellacqua Hungary Melinda Czink
United States Lindsay Lee-Waters
2-6 6-7(8)
Runner-up 18. 5 August 2007 United States Washington D.C., USA Hard United States Julie Ditty Argentina Jorgelina Cravero
Argentina Betina Jozami
6-1 1-6 2-6
Winner 18. 18 November 2007 Australia Nuriootpa, Australia Hard United States Robin Stephenson Australia Sophie Ferguson
Australia Trudi Musgrave
6-4 7-5
Winner 19. 6 July 2008 United States Boston, USA Hard Chinese Taipei Chin-Wei Chan France Yulia Fedossova
United States Varvara Lepchenko
6-4 6-3
Runner-up 19. 13 July 2008 United States Allentown, USA Hard Chinese Taipei Chin-Wei Chan United States Carly Gullickson
Australia Nicole Kriz
2-6 3-6
Winner 20. 12 October 2008 Australia Traralgon, Australia Hard United States Robin Stephenson Australia Jarmila Gajdosova
Australia Jessica Moore
6-4 6-2
Winner 21. 19 October 2008 Australia Mount Gambier, Australia Hard United States Robin Stephenson Japan Miki Miyamura
Japan Erika Sema
6-4 6-2
Winner 22. 26 October 2008 Australia Port Pirie, Australia Hard United States Robin Stephenson South Africa Lizaan Du Plessis
Australia Tiffany Welford
6-2 6-0
Runner-up 20. 23 November 2008 Mauritius Phoenix, Mauritius Hard South Africa Kelly Anderson Serbia Teodora Mircic
Slovakia Lenka Tvaroskova
4-6 6-3 4-10

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A 3R 1R A 1R A 1R A 2R 2R QF 2R 3R 0 / 9 10–9
French Open A 1R 1R A A A 2R 3R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1 / 9 6–9
Wimbledon 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R 0 / 13 7–13
U.S. Open A 1R 1R A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 9 2–9
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 40 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 1–1 2–4 1–4 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–4 2–3 1–4 1–4 6–4 6–4 3–4 N/A 25–40

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