8 September 1988 |
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Plays||right, two-handed backhand|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 7 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 132 (9 February 2009)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||Q3 (2009)|
|French Open||Q3 (2008)|
|US Open||Q1 (2007–2008–2009)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 15 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 96 (19 May 2008)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
Betina Jozami (born 8 September 1988) is a former professional tennis player from Argentina. She has not won a Women's Tennis Association tennis title, but has won seven singles titles and fifteen doubles titles on the International Tennis Federation tour. Born to Beto and Andrea Jozami, the Argentine has two siblings. Jozami won the 2007 Pan American Games doubles gold medal with Jorgelina Cravero, and also earned the bronze medal in singles.
In 2003, Jozami played her first ITF tennis event in July, where she reached the finals.
In 2004, she reached the finals of two ITF doubles tournaments, reaching the final in the first event of the year before winning a doubles final in Asunción.
In 2006, she won the first ITF doubles tournament that she entered. She won the Monterrey singles and doubles events, along with winning the Jalapa doubles event in Mexico. In addition, she won the Leon, Mexico, singles title with a victory over Agustina Lepore in the final. Then, after losing in the Valencia doubles semifinals, she won four straight doubles titles in Caracas, Tampico, Guadalajara and Ciudad Juárez, winning the singles titles in Tampico, Guadalajara and Ciudad Juárez, and lost her 17-match doubles winning streak in the quarter finals of the San Luis Potosí event. She won the singles title in the finals Tampico singles title along with a 6–3, 6–0 victory over Daniela Múñoz Gallegos, and won the singles title of Ciudad Juárez over Estafania Craciun, the same person she defeated to win the Guadalajara title, 6–1, 0–6, 6–2.
In singles in 2007, Jozami qualified to reach various ITF singles semifinals. Jozami went on to lose a close three-set battle to Alina Jidkova in Wimbledon's qualifying draw, falling 6–3, 6–7 (6), 14–12 in the first round. She lost in the first round of the 2007 U.S. Open qualifying to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 6–2, 6–2.
In doubles, she made the semifinals of the first three ITF tournaments that she played in 2007, reaching two further semifinals in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, in the United States before reaching the Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, finals with Estafania Craciun. She won a title in Madrid with compatriot Jorgelina Cravero, and won her second ITF title of the year, again with Cravero, in Washington, D.C. in the United States in August. She reached the finals in San Francisco, California, and in San Luis Potosí in Mexico, before finishing her year with an appearance in a 2007 WTA Tour event. Jozami teamed with Maria Fernanda Alves in the Quebec City doubles event, where they beat top seeds Meilen Tu and Vera Zvonareva in the quarterfinals before falling to Christina Fusano and Raquel Kops-Jones in the semifinals, a good end to Jozami's 2007 tennis season.
At the 2008 Copa Colsanitas, she defeated top seed Flavia Pennetta 6–1, 2–6, 6–4, before reaching the quarter finals after a walkover win over Mariya Koryttseva. In the quarter finals, she defeated ninth seed Martina Müller 6–3, 6–1, to set up a semifinal clash with Nuria Llagostera Vives.
During the year 2010 Jozami did not play any international tournaments at all.
In June 2011, she returned briefly on the doubles scene to win her fifteenth ITF title with Jorgelina Cravero in Rosario, Santa Fe – and to conclude her career with a lost final, partnering Agustina Lepore in Santa Fe, Argentina.
Betina retired in 2011.
ITF Circuit finals
Singles: 10 (7–3)
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score|
|Runner-up||1.||27 July 2003||Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela||Hard||Zuzana Černá||0–6, 0–6|
|Runner-up||2.||12 September 2004||Santiago, Chile||Clay||María José Argeri||4–6, 5–7|
|Winner||3.||28 May 2006||Monterrey, Mexico||Hard||Mariana Duque||6–3, 6–3|
|Winner||4.||4 June 2006||León, Mexico||Hard||Agustina Lepore||6–3, 6–1|
|Runner-up||5.||23 July 2006||Campos do Jordão, Brazil||Hard||María José Argeri||6–4, 2–6, 3–6|
|Winner||6.||17 September 2006||Tampico, Mexico||Hard||Daniela Múñoz Gallegos||6–3, 6–0|
|Winner||7.||24 September 2006||Guadalajara, Mexico||Clay||Estefania Craciún||6–3, 6–4|
|Winner||8.||1 October 2006||Ciudad Juárez, Mexico||Clay||Estefania Craciún||6–1, 0–6, 6–2|
|Winner||9.||6 April 2008||Civitavecchia, Italy||Clay||Polona Hercog||6–2, 6–2|
|Winner||10.||5 October 2008||Ciudad Juárez, Mexico||Clay||Jorgelina Cravero||2–2 ret.|
Doubles: 27 (15–12)
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