Alexandra Fusai

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Alexandra Fusai
Country (sports)  France
Residence Nantes, France
Born (1973-11-22) 22 November 1973 (age 43)
Saint-Cloud, France
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro 1991
Retired April 2003
Plays Right (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$1,608,170
Career record 90–147 (WTA only)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 37 (26 October 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1996)
French Open 3R (1994, 1998)
Wimbledon 2R (1996)
US Open 3R (1997)
Career record 260–192 (WTA only)
Career titles 12
Highest ranking No. 6 (14 September 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2001)
French Open SF (1997, 1999, 2000)
Wimbledon 3R (1997)
US Open QF (1997)

Alexandra Fusai (born 22 November 1973) is a former professional tennis player from France.

Fusai was born in Saint-Cloud, Hauts-de-Seine. She turned professional in 1991. She was 1.76m tall and weighed about 60 kg in 1997. She played right-handed and lived in Nantes during her career. She retired from the WTA Tour tennis circuit in April 2003 when she discovered that she was pregnant with her first child. Her highest singles and doubles rankings were World No. 37 and World No. 6, respectively.

Fusai reached her only career WTA Tour singles final in Warsaw in 1995, losing to Barbara Paulus of Austria in three sets. She has never advanced beyond the third round of any Grand Slam singles tournament. She earned her career-best singles victory at the Italian Open in Rome in 1998 by beating Jana Novotná. Her career prize money earnings exceeded one million dollars in 1999.

Fusai excelled as a doubles player. She achieved her best results in doubles competition in partnership with fellow Frenchwoman Nathalie Tauziat from 1997 to 2000. She reached the quarterfinals or semifinals of Grand Slam tournaments on seven occasions, five of them with Tauziat. Her doubles performances qualified her to play in the year-ending WTA Tour Championships in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000. and 2001. She and Tauziat were the runners-up there in 1997 and 1998. All in all, Fusai has won a total of twelve WTA Tour doubles titles, eight of them with Tauziat. She was the runner-up in WTA Tour doubles tournaments on 21 occasions, 11 of them with Tauziat. She was also a WTA Tour doubles semifinalist on 27 occasions, excluding Grand Slam tournaments: 1992(1), 1993(1), 1994(1), 1995(2), 1996(1), 1997(3), 1998(4), 1999(4), 2000(3), 2001(6), 2003(1).

Fusai was a member of the French Fed Cup team that won the title in 1997. She won all the three doubles matches she played from the opening round against Japan to the final against the Netherlands. She also played for her country in 1994 and 1998.

Fusai married David Crochu on 13 July 2002. Their son Oscar was born on 7 December 2003.

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Doubles wins (12)[edit]

Grand Slam (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (1)
Tier II (3)
Tier III (3)
Tier IV & V (5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 1. 7 October 1996 Surabaya, Indonesia Hard Australia Kerry-Anne Guse Slovenia Tina Križan
France Noëlle van Lottum
6–4, 6–4
Winner 2. 3 February 1997 Linz, Austria Carpet (i) France Nathalie Tauziat Czech Republic Eva Melicharová
Czech Republic Helena Vildová
4–6, 6–3, 6–1
Winner 3. 21 April 1997 Budapest, Hungary Clay South Africa Amanda Coetzer Czech Republic Eva Martincová
Germany Elena Wagner
6–3, 6–1
Winner 4. 3 November 1997 Chicago, U.S. Carpet (i) France Nathalie Tauziat United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Monica Seles
6–3, 6–2
Winner 5. 23 February 1998 Linz, Austria Carpet (i) France Nathalie Tauziat Russia Anna Kournikova
Latvia Larisa Neiland
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 6. 18 May 1998 Strasbourg, France Clay France Nathalie Tauziat Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Netherlands Caroline Vis
6–4, 6–3
Winner 7. 24 August 1998 New Haven, U.S. Hard France Nathalie Tauziat Czech Republic Jana Novotná
South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
6–1, 6–0
Winner 8. 8 February 1999 Prostějov, Czech Republic Carpet (i) France Nathalie Tauziat Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Czech Republic Helena Vildová
3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Winner 9. 10 May 1999 Berlin, Germany Clay France Nathalie Tauziat Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
6–3, 7–5
Winner 10. 3 January 2000 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black Austria Barbara Schwartz
Austria Patricia Wartusch
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 11. 25 September 2000 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Carpet (i) France Nathalie Tauziat Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva
Spain Cristina Torrens Valero
6–3, 7–6(7–0)
Winner 12. 1 January 2001 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Italy Rita Grande Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
Austria Barbara Schett
7–6(7–4), 6–3

Doubles runners-up (21)[edit]

Singles runner-up (1)[edit]

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