Gilles Elseneer

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Gilles Elseneer
Country (sports)  Belgium
Residence Brussels, Belgium
Born (1978-03-06) 6 March 1978 (age 38)
Brussels, Belgium
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 1998
Retired 2007
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $477,478
Career record 18–24
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 97 (12 July 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 2R (2004)
Wimbledon 2R (2003, 2004, 2005)
US Open 1R (2004, 2005)
Career record 3–5
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 177 (2 August 2004)

Gilles Valere Jacque Elseneer (born 6 March 1978 in Brussels) is a retired professional tennis player from Belgium. He is mostly known for his grass court game, and has achieved his best results on this surface, including a quarterfinal appearance at 's-Hertogenbosch in 2001.

Tennis career[edit]

Pro tour[edit]

He reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 97 in July 2004. This was arguably the strongest year of his career, in which he reached the second rounds of the French Open (l. to Gustavo Kuerten) and Wimbledon (l. to Ivo Karlović), and won the challengers of Heilbronn and Sarajevo.

Elseneer made a claim in September 2007 that he was offered money to throw a match against Potito Starace at Wimbledon 2005.[1]


He is now coaching and teaching tennis within his father's tennis academy (royal tennis club de Belgique) in Brussels.


  1. ^ Jamaica Gleaner News - Groups out to ace corruption - Wednesday | 10 October 2007