Betina Jozami

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Betina Jozami
Betina Jozami Albuqerque 2008.jpg
Country (sports)  Argentina
Born (1988-09-08) 8 September 1988 (age 28)
Paraná, Argentina
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Retired 2011
Plays right, two-handed backhand
Prize money $155,059
Singles
Career record 153–115
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)
Wimbledon Q1 (2007–2008)
US Open Q1 (2007–2008–2009)
Doubles
Career record 153–82
Career titles 0 WTA, 15 ITF
Highest ranking No. 96 (19 May 2008)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2008)

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.

Career[edit]

Betina Jozami in Albuquerque in 2008

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.

Jozami won the Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, doubles title in the United States in 2008, teaming with Maria Fernanda Alves to win the final against Angela Haynes and Mashona Washington.

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[edit]

Singles: 10 (7–3)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 27 July 2003 Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela Hard Czech Republic Zuzana Černá 0–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 12 September 2004 Santiago, Chile Clay Argentina María José Argeri 4–6, 5–7
Winner 3. 28 May 2006 Monterrey, Mexico Hard Colombia Mariana Duque 6–3, 6–3
Winner 4. 4 June 2006 León, Mexico Hard Argentina Agustina Lepore 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 23 July 2006 Campos do Jordão, Brazil Hard Argentina María José Argeri 6–4, 2–6, 3–6
Winner 6. 17 September 2006 Tampico, Mexico Hard Mexico Daniela Múñoz Gallegos 6–3, 6–0
Winner 7. 24 September 2006 Guadalajara, Mexico Clay Uruguay Estefania Craciún 6–3, 6–4
Winner 8. 1 October 2006 Ciudad Juárez, Mexico Clay Uruguay Estefania Craciún 6–1, 0–6, 6–2
Winner 9. 6 April 2008 Civitavecchia, Italy Clay Slovenia Polona Hercog 6–2, 6–2
Winner 10. 5 October 2008 Ciudad Juárez, Mexico Clay Argentina Jorgelina Cravero 2–2 ret.

Doubles: 27 (15–12)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner–up 20 July 2003 Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela Hard Argentina Virginia Donda Argentina Soledad Esperón
Argentina Flavia Mignola
4–6, 4–6
Runner–up 3 May 2004 Mérida, Mexico Hard Argentina Andrea Benítez Mexico Erika Clarke
Republic of Ireland Anne Mall
5–7, 5–7
Winner 5 September 2004 Asunción, Paraguay Clay Argentina Verónica Spiegel Brazil Bruna Colosio
Uruguay Ana Lucía Migliarini de León
7–5, 6–4
Runner–up 15 November 2005 Puebla, Mexico Hard Argentina Verónica Spiegel Croatia Ivana Abramović
Croatia Maria Abramović
6–4, 4–6, 6–7
Winner 12 February 2006 Mérida, Mexico Hard Argentina Agustina Lepore Mexico Erika Clarke
Mexico Daniela Múñoz Gallegos
6–1, 6–2
Winner 28 May 2006 Monterrey, Mexico Hard Argentina Agustina Lepore Canada Valérie Tétreault
Mexico Lorena Villalobos Cruz
4–6, 6–1, 6–2
Winner 11 June 2006 Jalapa, Mexico Hard Mexico Daniela Múñoz Gallegos Argentina María Irigoyen
Argentina Flavia Mingola
7–6(10-8), 3–6, 6–1
Winner 16 July 2006 Caracas, Venezuela Hard Chile Andrea Koch Benvenuto Argentina María Irigoyen
Argentina Flavia Mingola
4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 17 September 2006 Tampico, Mexico Hard Mexico Daniela Múñoz Gallegos Mexico Erika Clarke
United States Courtney Nagle
WO
Winner 24 September 2006 Guadalajara, Mexico Clay Mexico Daniela Múñoz Gallegos Romania Alexandra Dulgheru
Mexico Valeria Pulido Velasco
7–5, 6–4
Winner 1 October 2006 Ciudad Juárez, Mexico Clay Uruguay Estefania Craciún Mexico Erika Clarke
United States Courtney Nagle
6–1, 6–1
Runner–up 15 May 2007 Palm Beach Gardens, United States Clay Uruguay Estefania Craciún Australia Monique Adamczak
United States Aleke Tsoubanos
5–7, 6–2, 3–6
Winner 10 June 2007 Madrid, Spain Clay Argentina Jorgelina Cravero Russia Nina Bratchikova
Portugal Neuza Silva
6–4, 6–4
Winner 5 August 2007 Washington, United States Hard Argentina Jorgelina Cravero United States Julie Ditty
South Africa Natalie Grandin
1–6, 6–1, 6–2
Runner–up 8 October 2007 San Francisco, United States Hard Argentina Jorgelina Cravero United States Angela Haynes
United States Raquel Kops-Jones
6–3, 4–6, [7–10]
Runner–up 15 October 2007 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Hard Uruguay Estefania Craciún Belgium Debbrich Feys
South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
1–6, 4–6
Runner–up 14 January 2008 Surprise, United States Hard Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves United States Carly Gullickson
United States Shenay Perry
4–6, 5–7
Winner 27 January 2008 Waikoloa Village, United States Hard Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves United States Angela Haynes
United States Mashona Washington
7–5, 6–4
Winner 5 April 2008 Civitavecchia, Italy Clay Argentina Jorgelina Cravero Italy Stefania Chieppa
Belarus Darya Kustova
4–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Runner–up 7 April 2008 Biarritz, France Clay Argentina Jorgelina Cravero Germany Martina Müller
Australia Christina Wheeler
6–7, 6–3, [8–10]
Runner–up 15 September 2008 Albuquerque, United States Clay Argentina Jorgelina Cravero United States Julie Ditty
United States Carly Gullickson
3–6, 4–6
Winner 29 September 2008 Juarez, Mexico Clay Argentina Jorgelina Cravero Argentina Soledad Esperón
Argentina Florencia Molinero
6–0 7–6(10-8)
Winner 29 September 2008 Cali, Colombia Clay Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja Portugal Frederica Piedade
Belarus Anastasiya Yakimova
6–3, 6–1
Runner–up 14 September 2009 Napoli, Italy Clay Argentina María Irigoyen Russia Nina Bratchikova
Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
6–7, 6–2, [8–10]
Runner–up 28 September 2009 Granada, Spain Hard Russia Valeria Savinykh Russia Nina Bratchikova
Russia Arina Rodionova
1–6, 6–3, [5–10]
Winner 6 June 2011 Rosario, Argentina Clay Argentina Jorgelina Cravero Argentina Florencia Di Biasi
Argentina Vanesa Furlanetto
6–2, 7–6(9-7)
Runner–up 13 June 2011 Santa Fe, Argentina Clay Argentina Agustina Lepore Argentina Florencia Di Biasi
Argentina Vanesa Furlanetto
6–3, 4–6, 4–6

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