Sabine Appelmans

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Sabine Appelmans
Country  Belgium
Residence Asse, Belgium
Born (1972-04-22) 22 April 1972 (age 42)
Aalst, Belgium
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro 1988
Retired 2001
Plays Left-handed
(two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$2,054,352
Singles
Career record 346–237
Career titles 7 (1 ITF title)
Highest ranking No. 16 (24 November 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1997)
French Open 4R (1991)
Wimbledon 4R (1997, 2000)
US Open 4R (1992, 1999)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games QF (1992)
Doubles
Career record 147–162
Career titles 4 (1 ITF title)
Highest ranking No. 21 (25 August 1997)
Last updated on: N/A.

Sabine Appelmans About this sound listen  (born 22 April 1972 in Aalst, East Flanders) is a former tennis player from Belgium, and was Belgium's Fed Cup captain from 2007 until 2011.

Career[edit]

Appelmans started playing at the neighbour's court at the age of seven. Her first trainer, Fred Debruyn, saw immediately that she was very talented. Although right-handed, she played left-handed. At a children's tennis training session she claimed to be left-handed so she could stay with her friend in the left-handed group. Appelmans turned pro in 1988, and won her first title against Chanda Rubin in Phoenix in 1991. She made her first Fed Cup appearance in 1988, with a 2–1 loss against Austria. In 1997, she married Serge Haubourdin. Throughout her career, she won seven singles titles and 4 doubles titles.

In February 2007 she was appointed captain of Belgium's Fed Cup squad in replacement of Carl Maes, only to be replaced herself in October 2011 by Ann Devries.

Awards[edit]

Appelmans was elected as the Belgian Sportswoman of the year 1990 & 1991. She was nominated for the Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award in 1994 & 1995.

WTA Tour Titles (11)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam
WTA Championships
Tier I Event
WTA Tour

Singles (7)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 3 November 1991 Scottsdale, USA Hard United States Chanda Rubin 7–5, 6–1
2. 10 November 1991 Nashville, USA Hard (i) United States Katrina Adams 6–2, 6–4
3. 19 April 1992 Pattaya, Thailand Hard Czech Republic Andrea Strnadová 7–5, 3–6, 7–5
4. 13 February 1994 Linz, Austria Carpet (i) Germany Meike Babel 6–1, 4–6, 7–6(7–3)
5. 17 April 1994 Pattaya, Thailand Hard United States Patty Fendick 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5), 6–2
6. 30 April 1995 Zagreb, Croatia Clay Germany Silke Meier 6–4, 6–3
7. 3 March 1996 Linz, Austria Carpet (i) France Julie Halard-Decugis 6–2, 6–4

Doubles (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
1. 20 February 1994 Paris, France Carpet (i) Belgium Laurence Courtois France Mary Pierce
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
6–4, 6–4
2. 15 February 1998 Paris, France Carpet (i) Netherlands Miriam Oremans Russia Anna Kournikova
Latvia Larisa Neiland
1–6, 6–3, 7–6
3. 21 June 1998 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Netherlands Miriam Oremans Romania Cătălina Cristea
Czech Republic Eva Melicharová
6–7, 7–6, 7–6
4. 21 May 2000 Antwerp, Belgium Clay Belgium Kim Clijsters United States Jennifer Hopkins
Slovenia Petra Rampre
6–1, 6–1

Performance Timeline[edit]

Tournament 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988
Australian Open 2r 3r 3r 1r QF 4r 3r 3r 1r 1r 4r 3r - -
French Open - 1r 1r 1r 1r 3r 3r 2r 2r 2r 4r 1r - 2r
Wimbledon - 4r 2r 3r 4r 4r 1r 1r 3r 2r 1r - - -
U.S. Open - 1r 4r - 1r 1r 3r 1r 2r 4r 1r 3r - -
WTA Tour Championships - - - - 4r - - - - - - - - -

Yellow backgrounds for top-8 (quarter finals up to finalist).

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