Dominique Monami

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Dominique Monami
Dominique Van Roost.JPG
Country (sports)  Belgium
Residence Mechelen
Born (1973-05-31) 31 May 1973 (age 45)
Verviers, Liège
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro June 1991
Retired October 2000
Plays Right-handed (two handed-backhand)
Prize money $2,013,032
Singles
Career record 295–182
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 9 (12 October 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1997, 1999)
French Open 3R (1997, 1998)
Wimbledon 4R (1998, 1999)
US Open 3R (1998, 1999)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games QF (2000)
Doubles
Career record 126–123
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 21
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games Bronze medal.svg Bronze medal (2000)
Last updated on: 25 August 2007.

Dominique Monami (born 31 May 1973) is a Belgian former professional female tennis player.

Monami was born in Verviers. In 1995, she married her coach Bart Van Roost, with whom she has a daughter, and played under the name Dominique Van Roost until their divorce in 2003.

Her biggest achievement came during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney where she won the bronze medal in doubles, partnering Els Callens. Monami won four singles titles and reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 9 in October 1998.

Significant finals[edit]

Olympics[edit]

Doubles: 1 bronze medal[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Bronze 2000 Sydney Hard Belgium Els Callens Belarus Olga Barabanschikova
Belarus Natalia Zvereva
4–6, 6–4, 6–1

WTA career finals[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–3)
Tier III (0–4)
Tier IV (4–5)

Singles: 16 (4 titles, 12 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 17 October 1993 Open Languedoc Roussillon, Montpellier Carpet (i) Kazakhstan Elena Likhovtseva 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 30 October 1995 Bell Challenge, Quebec City Carpet (i) Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy 6–7(5–7), 2–6
Winner 1. 19 May 1996 British Clay Court Championships, Cardiff Clay Belgium Laurence Courtois 6–4, 6–2
Winner 2. 12 January 1997 Tasmanian International, Hobart Hard United States Marianne Werdel-Witmeyer 6–3, 6–3
Winner 3. 28 September 1997 Wismilak International, Surabaya Hard Czech Republic Lenka Němečková 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 20 October 1997 Bell Challenge, Quebec City Carpet (i) Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 5–7
Runner-up 4. 23 November 1997 PTT Pattaya Open, Pattaya City Hard Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová 5–7, 7–6(8–6), 5–7
Winner 4. 10 January 1998 ASB Classic, Auckland Hard Italy Silvia Farina 4–6, 7–6, 7–5
Runner-up 5. 12 January 1998 Hobart International Hard Switzerland Patty Schnyder 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 15 February 1998 Open Gaz de France, Paris Carpet (i) France Mary Pierce 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 7. 23 February 1998 Generali Ladies Linz Carpet (i) Czech Republic Jana Novotná 1–6, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 8. 23 May 1998 Madrid Open Clay Switzerland Patty Schnyder 6–3, 4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 9. 9 January 1999 ASB Classic, Auckland Hard France Julie Halard-Decugis 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 10. 26 September 1999 Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg City Carpet (i) Belgium Kim Clijsters 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 11. 24 June 2000 Direct Line International Championships, Eastbourne Grass France Julie Halard-Decugis 6–7(4–7), 4–6
Runner-up 12. 23 July 2000 French Community Championships, Knokke-Heist Clay Israel Anna Smashnova 2–6, 5–7

Doubles: 9 (4 titles, 5 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 8 May 1993 Belgian Open, Liege Clay Belgium Ann Devries Czech Republic Radka Bobková
Argentina María José Gaidano
6–4, 2–6, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 1. 18 July 1993 Austrian Open, Kitzbühel Clay China Li Fang Croatia Maja Murić
Czech Republic Pavlína Rajzlová
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 16 October 1993 Open Languedoc Roussillon, Montpellier Carpet (i) Slovakia Janette Husárová United States Meredith McGrath
Germany Claudia Porwik
3–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 3. 26 October 1996 SEAT Open, Luxembourg City Carpet (i) Germany Barbara Rittner Netherlands Kristie Boogert
France Nathalie Tauziat
2–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 2. 4 January 1997 ASB Classic, Auckland Hard Slovakia Janette Husárová Poland Aleksandra Olsza
Bulgaria Elena Pampoulova
6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–3
Runner-up 4. 11 January 1997 Tasmanian International, Hobart Hard Germany Barbara Rittner Japan Naoko Kijimuta
Japan Nana Miyagi
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 22 November 1997 Volvo Women's Open, Pattaya City Hard Argentina Florencia Labat Australia Kristine Kunce
United States Corina Morariu
6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 22 May 1998 Madrid Open Clay Argentina Florencia Labat Australia Rachel McQuillan
Australia Nicole Pratt
6–3, 6–1
Winner 4. 13 August 2000 East West Bank Classic, Los Angeles Hard Belgium Els Callens United States Kimberly Po
France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot
6–2, 7–5

ITF finals[edit]

Singles: 8 (7–1)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 6 August 1990 Koksijde, Belgium Clay Poland Magdalena Feistel 6–2, 6–1
Winner 2. 17 September 1990 Napoli, Italy Clay Czech Republic Klára Bláhová 6–3, 6–2
Winner 3. 24 September 1990 Napoli, Italy Clay Sweden Catarina Bernstein 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 4. 15 October 1990 Burgdorf, Switzerland Carpet (i) Germany Sabine Lohmann 5–7, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 5. 22 October 1990 Lyss, Switzerland Clay Germany Katja Meichelbock 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 12 November 1990 Swindon, United Kingdom Carpet (i) France Sandrine Testud 4–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 27 February 1995 Southampton, United Kingdom Carpet (i) Germany Angela Kerek 0–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 7. 29 September 1996 Limoges, France Hard (i) Sweden Åsa Svensson 2–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–1

Doubles: 2 (1–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 27 February 1995 Southampton, United Kingdom Carpet (i) Hungary Andrea Temesvari Netherlands Seda Noorlander
Greece Christína Papadáki
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 28 September 1996 Limoges, France Hard (i) France Caroline Dhenin Ukraine Natalia Medvedeva
Latvia Larisa Neiland
1–6, 1–6

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 SR W–L W%
Australian Open A 4R 2R 1R Q1 2R QF 3R QF 2R 0 / 8 15–8 65%
French Open Q1 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 3R 3R 1R 2R 0 / 9 6–9 40%
Wimbledon A 1R 1R 3R 2R 3R 1R 4R 4R 1R 0 / 9 11–9 55%
US Open 3R 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 3R 3R 2R 0 / 10 10–10 50%
Year-end championships
Tour Championships A A A A A A A QF QF A 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Tier I tournaments
Tokyo Tier II A 1R A A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Indian Wells Tier II A 3R 1R 4R 0 / 3 4–3 57%
Miami A A A 2R 3R 2R 2R 2R 2R 3R 0 / 7 5–6 45%
Berlin A A A A A A A 1R 2R A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Rome A A A 1R A A 3R 3R QF 2R 0 / 5 8–5 62%
Montreal / Toronto A 1R A A A A A 2R A 1R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Moscow T V Not Held Tier III SF A SF A 0 / 2 6–2 75%
Zürich Tier II A A A A 2R QF QF 1R 0 / 4 5–4 56%
Year-end ranking 129 100 59 133 43 46 18 12 14 24

Statistics[edit]

References[edit]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Not given
Belgian Sports Personality of the Year
1998
Succeeded by
Luc Van Lierde