Alexia Dechaume-Balleret

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Alexia Dechaume-Balleret (born 3 May 1970) is a former professional tennis player from France.

In her career, she reached three WTA Tour finals, at Taranto in 1990 she lost to Raffaella Reggi and to Brenda Schultz-McCarthy at Schenectady in 1991, both Tier V tournaments. At the Tier IV event in Cardiff in 1997, she lost to Virginia Ruano Pascual in the final 6–1, 3–6, 6–2.

Her best Grand Slam performance was the fourth round at the 1994 French Open. As a wildcard entrant and the world No. 197, she beat Emanuela Zardo, Wiltrud Probst and Marzia Grossi before losing to third seed Conchita Martínez 6–1, 6–2.

She achieved more notable success in doubles, winning six titles, four with Florencia Labat, and going as high as No. 22 in the rankings. On 17 August 1992, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 46.

She quit tennis after a first-round defeat at the hands of Emmanuelle Gagliardi at the 2000 Australian Open.

Dechaume-Balleret is married to Bernard Balleret.

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (0–3)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 6 May 1990 Taranto, Italy Clay Italy Raffaella Reggi 6–3, 0–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 25 August 1991 Schenectady, U.S. Hard Netherlands Brenda Schultz 6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 18 May 1997 Cardiff, Wales Clay Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual 1–6, 6–3, 2–6

Doubles: 11 (6–5)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 1
Tier IV & V 5
Titles by surface
Hard 2
Clay 4
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 25 September 1988 Paris, France Clay France Emmanuelle Derly Australia Louise Field
France Nathalie Herreman
6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 23 September 1990 Paris, France Clay France Nathalie Herreman Australia Kristin Godridge
Australia Kirrily Sharpe
6–4, 3–6, 1–6
Winner 2. 5 May 1991 Taranto, Italy Clay Argentina Florencia Labat Italy Laura Golarsa
United States Ann Grossman
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 22 September 1991 Paris, France Clay France Julie Halard Czechoslovakia Petra Langrová
Czechoslovakia Radomira Zrubáková
4–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 12 July 1992 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Argentina Florencia Labat South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Germany Wiltrud Probst
6–3, 6–3
Winner 4. 26 July 1992 San Marino Clay Argentina Florencia Labat Italy Sandra Cecchini
Italy Laura Garrone
7–6, 7–5
Winner 5. 30 August 1992 Schenectady, U.S. Hard Argentina Florencia Labat United States Ginger Helgeson
United States Shannan McCarthy
6–3, 1–6, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 6 August 1995 San Diego, U.S. Hard France Sandrine Testud United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natalia Zvereva
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 5 May 1996 Bol, Croatia Clay France Alexandra Fusai Argentina Laura Montalvo
Argentina Paola Suárez
7–6, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 20 April 1997 Tokyo, Japan Hard Japan Rika Hiraki Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
United States Corina Morariu
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 16 January 1999 Hobart, Australia Hard France Émilie Loit South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
1–6, 2–6

ITF finals[edit]

Singles (1–1)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 21 March 1988 Bayonne, France Hard France Nathalie Guerrée-Spitzer 6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Runner–up 2. 17 May 1998 Porto, Portugal Clay Israel Anna Smashnova 2–6, 2–6

Doubles (1–0)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 26 February 1990 Wels, Austria Clay France Pascale Paradis Czechoslovakia Hana Fukárková
Czechoslovakia Denisa Krajčovičová
6–3, 6–2

Head-to-head records against other players in the top 10[edit]

Players who have been ranked world No. 1 are in boldface.

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