28 May 1965 |
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (double-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 20 (27 September 1984)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (1989, 1990, 1991)|
|French Open||4R (1983, 1988)|
|US Open||2R (1981, 1983, 1984, 1986)|
|Highest ranking||No. 16 (21 December 1986)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (1980, 1989)|
|French Open||SF (1983)|
|US Open||3R (1984)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1988)|
|Wimbledon||3R (1983, 1985)|
|US Open||2R (1984)|
Catherine ("Cathy") Tanvier (born 28 May 1965) is a former tennis player from France who was active in the 1980s and the first half of the 1990s. She peaked at number 20 in 1984, and won one singles and nine doubles titles on the WTA Tour.
At the Wimbledon Championships she reached the fourth round in the singles event in 1985, which she lost to eight-seeded Zina Garrison. Reaching the fourth round was also her best singles result at the Australian Open (1989, 1990, 1991) and French Open (1983, 1988). Her best career result at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the semifinal of the 1983 French Open women's doubles event with Ivanna Madruga.
She now lives in Nice, France.
WTA Tour finals
Singles 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)
|Tier IV & V||0|
|Winner||1.||17 July 1983||Freiburg, Germany||Clay||Laura Arraya||6–4, 7–5|
|Runner-up||2.||30 October 1983||Filderstadt, Germany||Carpet||Martina Navratilova||1–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||3.||5 October 1986||Hilversum, Netherlands||Carpet||Helena Suková||2–6, 5–7|
|Runner-up||4.||23 February 1992||Cesena, Italy||Carpet||Mary Pierce||1–6, 1–6|
Doubles 20 (7 titles, 12 runner-ups)
|Winner||1.||18 July 1982||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||Virginia Ruzici|| Patricia Medrado
|Winner||2.||8 August 1982||Indianapolis, US||Clay||Ivanna Madruga|| Joanne Russell
|Runner-up||3.||9 May 1983||Perugia, Italy||Clay||Ivanna Madruga|| Virginia Ruzici
|3–6, 6–2, 1–6|
|Runner-up||4.||10 July 1983||Hittfeld, Germany||Clay||Ivanna Madruga|| Bettina Bunge
|Runner-up||5.||30 October 1983||Filderstadt, Germany||Carpet||Virginia Ruzici|| Martina Navratilova
|Runner-up||6.||16 December 1984||Tokyo, Japan||Carpet||Elizabeth Smylie|| Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
|Runner-up||7.||19 May 1985||German Open, Germany||Clay||Steffi Graf|| Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
|Winner||8.||11 November 1985||Hilversum, Netherlands||Carpet (i)||Marcella Mesker|| Sandra Cecchini
|Runner-up||9.||13 April 1986||Hilton Head, US||Clay||Steffi Graf|| Chris Evert-Lloyd
|Runner-up||10.||20 April 1986||Amelia Island, US||Clay||Gabriela Sabatini|| Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
|2–6, 7–5, 6–7|
|Runner-up||11.||19 October 1986||Hilversum, Netherlands||Carpet (i)||Tine Scheuer-Larsen|| Kathy Jordan
|Runner-up||12.||26 October 1986||Brighton, UK||Carpet (i)||Tine Scheuer-Larsen|| Steffi Graf
|Runner-up||13.||24 May 1987||European Open, Switzerland||Clay||Laura Gildemeister|| Betsy Nagelsen
|6–4, 4–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||14.||25 October 1987||Brighton, UK||Carpet (i)||Tine Scheuer-Larsen|| Kathy Jordan
|Winner||15.||17 July 1988||Nice, France||Clay||Catherine Suire|| Isabelle Demongeot
|6–4, 4–6, 6–2|
|Winner||16.||24 July 1988||Aix-en-Provence, France||Clay||Nathalie Herreman|| Sandra Cecchini
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
|Winner||17.||22 October 1989||Bayonne, France||Hard (i)||Manon Bollegraf|| Elna Reinach
|Winner||18.||30 September 1990||Bayonne, France||Hard (i)||Louise Field|| Jo-Anne Faull
|7–6, 6–7, 7–6|
|Runner-up||19.||29 September 1991||Bayonne, France||Carpet||Rachel McQuillan|| Patricia Tarabini
|Winner||20.||23 February 1992||Cesena, Italy||Carpet||Catherine Suire|| Sabine Appelmans
- RMI stands for Revenu minimum d'insertion, a form of social welfare in France.
- "Catherine Tanvier (FRA) – Ladies' Singles" (PDF). www.wimbledon.com. AELTC.
- "Wimbledon players archive – Catherine Tanvier". www.wimbledon.com. AELTC.
- "Australian Open players – Catherine Tanvier". www.ausopen.com. Tennis Australia.
- Alison Healy (28 March 2009). "Serving up the dark side of tennis". The Irish Times.
- Sabrina Champenois (5 April 2013). "Catherine Tanvier, du court à l'écrit" (in French). La Libération.
- Laurent Chignaguet (8 April 2013). "Catherine Tanvier: «J'ai de la colère à évacuer»" (in French). Le Figaro.