Selima Sfar

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Selima Sfar
Selima Sfar.jpg
Selima Sfar at the 2009 Open GDF Suez
Country  Tunisia
Residence  Doha, Qatar
Born (1977-07-08) July 8, 1977 (age 36)
Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia
Height 5 ft 5.5 in (1.66 m)
Turned pro 1999
Retired 2011
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhang)
Prize money $876,041 
Singles
Career record W-L / 395 - 383
Career titles 0 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest ranking No. 75 (July 16, 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2002, 2005)
French Open 2R (2001, 2008)
Wimbledon 2R (2001, 2002, 2005)
US Open 2R (2001)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (1996, 2008)
Doubles
Career record 238 - 201
Career titles 0 WTA, 21 ITF
Highest ranking No. 47 (July 28, 2008)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2006, 2008)
French Open 2R (2005, 2007)
Wimbledon QF (2008)
US Open 2R (2005, 2006, 2007)
Last updated on: March 22, 2010.

Selima Sfar (born July 8, 1977 in Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia) is a Tunisian female professional tennis player. She turned professional in 1999 and has been ranked as high as 75th in the world (July 16, 2001). She has experienced most of her success in ITF tournaments, winning eleven singles tournaments and twenty doubles tournaments. As of March 22, 2010, she is 314th in the WTA singles & 112th in the WTA doubles rankings.

Biography[edit]

Sfar has been able to receive wildcards for Middle Eastern tournaments in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.  At the Dubai tournament in 2001, she reached the quarterfinals, beating Silvija Talaja and Barbara Schett before being defeated by Nathalie Tauziat in three sets.

Sfar has represented Tunisia in the Fed Cup, going 41–24.  She also competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics, losing in the first round to Brenda Schultz-McCarthy and the 2008 Summer Olympics, losing in the first round to Caroline Wozniacki. Sfar holds the records for the Tunesian in the Fed Cup with the most wins, the most singles wins, the most doubles wins, the most ties played, and the most years played.[1]

At the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, Sfar and her partner Ekaterina Makarova reached the quarterfinals of the doubles competition, where they were defeated by Lisa Raymond and Samantha Stosur.

Rencently, Sfar became a commentator for Qatari sports channel JSC Sport.

Titles[edit]

Singles[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tour Championships (0)
Tier I Event (0)
Tier II Event (0)
Tier III Event (0)
Tier IV-V Event (0)
ITF Circuit (11)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. August 14, 1994 Tunisia Carthage Clay France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot 5–7 6–3 6–4
2. March 26, 1995 France Moulins Hard Indoors Netherlands Linda Sentis 3–6 6–3 6–2
3. November 26, 1995 France Le Havre Clay Indoors France Émilie Loit 0–6 6–3 6–4
4. February 4, 1996 France Dinan Clay Indoors France Virginie Massart 6–4 7–6
5. August 11, 1996 Tunisia Carthage Clay Netherlands Marielle Bruens 7–5 6–4
6. December 14, 1997 Egypt Ismailia Clay Israel Tzipora Obziler 5–7 7–5 6–4
7. April 30, 2000 United Kingdom Bournemouth Clay Serbia and Montenegro Dragana Zarić 7–5 6–2
8. September 22, 2002 United Kingdom Glasgow Hard Indoors United Kingdom Anne Keothavong 7–6 2–6 7–6
9. November 3, 2002 United Kingdom Nottingham Hard Indoors United States Lilia Osterloh 6–2 6–2
10. May 14, 2006 Lebanon Jounieh Clay Belarus Anastasiya Yakimova 6–4 7–5
11. May 13, 2007 Lebanon Jounieh Clay Ukraine Mariya Koryttseva 6–2 4–6 7–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tunisia". Fed Cup teams. ITF. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 

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