27 November 1965 |
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 13 (25 April 1988)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (1989, 1990)|
|French Open||QF (1987)|
|Wimbledon||4R (1986, 1987)|
|US Open||4R (1986)|
|Highest ranking||No. 25 (24 June 1991)|
|Last updated on: 3 December 2011.|
Raffaella Reggi (born 27 November 1965, in Faenza, Italy; Italian pronunciation: [raffaˈɛlla ˈredd͡ʒi]) is a former professional tennis player from Italy, known for her fiery on-court personality, expressiveness and gesticulations.
As a junior, Reggi won the Orange Bowl 16 and under in 1981. She was a member of the Continental Players Cup Team in 1982.
Reggi won the mixed doubles title at the US Open in 1986, partnering Sergio Casal. She was a singles quarter-finalist at the French Open in 1987, and reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 13 in 1988. One of the highlights of her career was winning the Italian Open in 1985.
In 1985 she became the first Italian woman to win the Italian Open since Annelies Ullstein-Bossi won in 1950. The two remain the only Italian women to reach the singles final of Italy's top tennis tournament since World War II.
Reggi finished her career with five singles titles and four doulbles titles. She was a member of the Italian Fed Cup team from 1982 through 1991 and the Italian Olympic Team in 1988 and 1992. She had career victories over Steffi Graf, Chris Evert, Evonne Goolagong, Jana Novotná, Hana Mandlíková, Manuela Maleeva, Nathalie Tauziat, Helena Suková, Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, Zina Garrison, and Jo Durie.
Grand Slam finals
Mixed Doubles: 1 (1 title, 0 runner-ups)
|Winner||1986||US Open||Hard||Sergio Casal|| Martina Navratilova
WTA Tour finals
Singles: 11 (5–6)
|Winner||1.||29 April 1985||Taranto||Clay||Vicki Nelson-Dunbar||6–4, 6–4|
|Runner-up||1.||6 May 1985||Barcelona||Clay||Sandra Cecchini||3–6, 4–6|
|Winner||2.||19 May 1986||Lugano||Clay||Manuela Maleeva||5–7, 6–3, 7–6(8–6)|
|Winner||3.||10 November 1986||San Juan||Hard||Sabrina Goleš||7–6(7–4), 4–6, 6–3|
|Runner-up||2.||30 March 1987||Isle of Palms||Clay||Manuela Maleeva||7–5, 2–6, 3–6|
|Winner||4.||3 August 1987||San Diego||Hard||Anne Minter||6–0, 6–4|
|Runner-up||3.||11 July 1988||Brussels||Clay||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario||0–6, 5–7|
|Runner-up||4.||19 June 1989||Eastbourne||Grass||Martina Navratilova||6–7(2–7), 2–6|
|Runner-up||5.||30 October 1989||Indianapolis||Hard (I)||Katerina Maleeva||4–6, 4–6|
|Winner||5.||30 April 1990||Taranto||Clay||Alexia Dechaume||3–6, 6–0, 6–2|
|Runner-up||6.||4 February 1991||Oslo||Carpet (I)||Catarina Lindqvist||6–3, 6–0|
Doubles: 14 (4–10)
|Winner||1.||29 April 1985||Taranto||Clay||Sandra Cecchini|| Patrizia Murgo
|1–6, 6–4, 6–3|
|Winner||2.||28 March 1988||Tampa||Clay||Terry Phelps|| Cammy MacGregor
|Runner-up||1.||11 July 1988||Brussels||Clay||Katerina Maleeva|| Mercedes Paz
|Runner-up||2.||10 October 1988||Filderstadt||Carpet (I)||Elna Reinach|| Iwona Kuczyńska
|Runner-up||3.||14 August 1989||Albuquerque||Hard||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario|| Nicole Provis
|6–4, 4–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||4.||9 October 1989||Filderstadt||Carpet (I)||Elna Reinach|| Gigi Fernández
|Runner-up||5.||16 October 1989||Bayonne||Hard (I)||Elna Reinach|| Manon Bollegraf
|Runner-up||6.||30 July 1990||Montreal||Hard||Helen Kelesi|| Betsy Nagelsen
|6–3, 2–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||7.||4 February 1991||Oslo||Carpet (I)||Sabine Appelmans|| Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
|6–3, 3–6, 4–6|
|Winner||3.||11 February 1991||Linz||Carpet (I)||Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere|| Petra Langrová
|6–4, 1–6, 6–3|
|Runner-up||8.||30 September 1991||Milan||Carpet (I)||Sabine Appelmans|| Sandy Collins
|Winner||4.||27 January 1992||Auckland||Hard||Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer|| Jill Hetherington
|1–6, 6–1, 7–5|
|Runner-up||9.||10 February 1992||Linz||Hard (I)||Claudia Porwik|| Monique Kiene
|Runner-up||10.||17 February 1992||Cesena||Carpet (I)||Sabine Appelmans|| Catherine Suire
Grand Slam singles performance timeline
|Australian Open||A||1R||A||A||NH||A||A||4R||4R||1R||A||0 / 4|
|French Open||A||1R||3R||4R||2R||QF||2R||2R||2R||A||1R||0 / 9|
|Wimbledon||A||2R||1R||A||4R||4R||A||3R||1R||A||A||0 / 6|
|US Open||A||2R||2R||2R||4R||3R||2R||1R||3R||A||A||0 / 8|
|SR||0 / 0||0 / 4||0 / 3||0 / 2||0 / 3||0 / 3||0 / 2||0 / 4||0 / 4||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 27|
|Year End Ranking||127||47||62||42||22||17||23||21||23||75||56|
- 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.
- Raffaella Reggi at the Women's Tennis Association
- Raffaella Reggi at the International Tennis Federation
- Raffaella Reggi at the Fed Cup