Florența Mihai

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Florența Mihai
Virginia Ruzici and Florența Mihai 1981.jpg
Virginia Ruzici and Florența Mihai (right) at the 1981 Summer Universiade
Country (sports)  Romania
Born (1955-09-02)2 September 1955
Died 14 October 2015(2015-10-14) (aged 60)
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) [1]
Plays Right-handed [1]
Singles
Highest ranking No. 29 (February 1978)[2]
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open F (1977)
Wimbledon 2R (1977)
US Open 3R (1977)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open QF (1976, 1978)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open F (1977)

Florența Mihai (Romanian pronunciation: [floˈrent͡sa miˈhaj]; 2 September 1955 – 14 October 2015) was a female tennis player from Romania.[3][4]

She was the runner-up in two events at the 1977 French Open. She lost in the singles final to Mima Jaušovec in three sets and, partnered by Iván Molina, lost in the mixed doubles final to John McEnroe and Mary Carillo in straight sets.[5][4]

Together with Virginia Ruzici, Mihai won three consecutive gold medals in the doubles at Summer Universiades in 1977, 1979 and 1981.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1977 French Open Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mima Jaušovec 2–6, 7–6(7–5), 1–6

Mixed doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1977 French Open Clay Colombia Iván Molina United States Mary Carillo
United States John McEnroe
6–7, 3–6

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Tournament 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 Career SR
Australian Open A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
French Open 1R SF F 1R A A A 0 / 4
Wimbledon A 1R 2R 1R A 1R A 0 / 4
US Open A 1R 3R A 2R A A 0 / 3
SR 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 11
Year-end ranking 118 47 33 101 74 134 131

A = did not participate in the tournament.

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bostic, Stephanie, ed. (1979). USTA Player Records 1978. United States Tennis Association (USTA). p. 224. 
  2. ^ Florența Mihai profile page at tennisforum.com
  3. ^ "Player profile". WTA. 
  4. ^ a b "GAME, SET, MECI: Florența Mihai, prima finalistă a României la Roland Garros, s-a stins din viață" (in Romanian). România Liberă. 14 October 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  5. ^ Past Winners. rolandgarros.com

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