|Residence||Mar del Plata, Argentina|
23 October 1968 |
Mar del Plata, Argentina
|Plays||Right-handed (one handed backhand)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 2 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 23 (10 October 1988)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1995)|
|French Open||QF (1988)|
|US Open||2R (1991)|
|Career titles||3 WTA, 1 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 62 (4 November 1991)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1992)|
|French Open||2R (1987, 1988, 1989)|
|Wimbledon||1R (1987, 1992, 1994)|
|US Open||2R (1990, 1992)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|French Open||2R (1989, 1990)|
Bettina Fulco (born 23 October 1968) is a retired Argentine professional women's tennis player. She reached her highest ranking of No. 23 on October 10, 1988. Fulco began playing tennis at age 10 at the University Club in her hometown of Mar Del Plata, having been inspired to start because of the increased interest in the sport in Argentina due to Guillermo Vilas' success. As a junior, Bettina was among the best in the world, reaching the finals of the Orange Bowl 18-and-under championships in 1986, and finishing second in the rankings in 1986. She turned professional in 1987. Like many South American players, Bettina Fulco was considered a clay court specialist, and reached the quarterfinals of the French Open in 1988. Bettina beat Martina Navratilova in Houston 1994 for her biggest career victory. She also achieved victories over Conchita Martínez, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Hana Mandlíková, Katerina Maleeva, Manuela Maleeva, Magdalena Maleeva, Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, Lori McNeil and Nathalie Tauziat. She retired from professional tennis in 1998.
Since retiring from tennis, Bettina has taken on the position of director of the School of Tennis at the Club Atletico Kimberley, based in Mar del Plata. She is also a coach, having worked with notable players such as Victoria Azarenka, Kateryna Bondarenko, Angelique Widjaja and Emma Laine. In addition, Bettina was the captain of the Argentina Fed Cup team from 2011 to 2013.
WTA Tour finals
|Grand Slam tournaments||0–0||0–0|
Singles (2 runner-ups)
|Runner-up||1.||13 October 1986||Tokyo, Japan||Hard||Helen Kelesi||6–2, 6–2|
|Runner-up||2.||25 April 1988||Barcelona, Spain||Clay||Neige Dias||6–3, 6–3|
Doubles (3 titles)
|Winner||1.||7 November 1988||Guaruja, Brazil||Hard||Mercedes Paz|| Carin Bakkum
|Winner||2.||26 November 1990||São Paulo, Brazil||Clay||Eva Švíglerová|| Mary Pierce
|Winner||3.||15 July 1991||Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Nicole Muns|| Sandra Cecchini
Grand Slam singles performance timetable
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- "Shriver breezes, is confident for No. 5 Fernandez". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
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