María Emilia Salerni

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María Emilia Salerni
Country (sports)  Argentina
Residence Rafaela, Argentina
Born (1983-05-14) 14 May 1983 (age 33)
Rafaela, Argentina
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Turned pro 1999
Retired 2009
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $656,296
Singles
Career record 263–173
Career titles 0 WTA, 12 ITF
Highest ranking No. 65 (25 February 2008)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2002, 2003, 2008)
French Open 1R (2001, 2008, 2009)
Wimbledon 1R (2001)
US Open 2R (2005)
Doubles
Career record 151–124
Career titles 2 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest ranking No. 45 (23 September 2002)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2002, 2003)
French Open 2R (2003, 2005, 2006, 2009)
Wimbledon 1R (2001, 2003, 2006)
US Open 3R (2001, 2002)

María Emilia Salerni (born 14 May 1983), known as Pitu Salerni, is a former Argentine professional tennis player.

Salerni On 25 February 2008, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 65. On 23 September 2002, she peaked at world number 45 in the doubles rankings.

Salerni is a two-time former junior Grand Slam champion, winning Wimbledon and U.S. Open in 2000, as well as finishing runner-up at Roland Garros. She was named the 2000 ITF Junior World Champion. Salerni dated Argentine tennis player Guillermo Cañas until 2007.[1]

Salerni retired from professional tennis in 2009 after a string of injuries.

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0-1)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0-0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (0-0) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0-1) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 24 February 2008 Copa Colsanitas, Bogotá, Colombia Clay Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives 0–6, 4–6

Doubles: 6 (4–2)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0-1) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (1-2) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (1-2) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 29 July 2001 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Casablanca, Morocco Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva
Sweden Åsa Svensson
6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–1
Runner-up 2. 14 April 2002 Bausch & Lomb Championships, Amelia Island, United States Clay Sweden Åsa Svensson Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 13 September 2002 Quebec, Canada Clay Colombia Fabiola Zuluaga United States Samantha Reeves
South Africa Jessica Steck
6–4, 3–6, 5–7
Winner 1. 5 April 2003 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Argentina Gisela Dulko Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
Ukraine Elena Tatarkova
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 17 November 2004 Quebec City, Canada Hard (i) United States Carly Gullickson Belgium Els Callens
Australia Samantha Stosur
7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 24 July 2005 Cincinnati, United States Hard Czech Republic Květa Peschke United States Laura Granville
United States Abigail Spears
6–3, 2–6, 4–6

ITF Finals[edit]

Singles: 16 (12-4)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 26 September 1999 Asunción, Paraguay Clay Colombia Mariana Mesa 3–6, 7–6, 7–5
Winner 2. 3 October 1999 Montevideo, Uruguay Clay Argentina Eugenia Chialvo 6–3, 6–0
Winner 3. 10 October 1999 Santiago, Chile Clay Argentina Eugenia Chialvo 6–1, 6–3
Winner 4. 23 April 2000 San Severo, Italy Clay Argentina Vanesa Krauth 6–4, 6–1
Winner 5. 14 May 2000 Caserta, Italy Clay Morocco Lamia Esaadi 6–4, 6–1
Winner 6. 30 July 2000 Horb, Germany Clay Germany Adriana Jerabek 6–3, 2–6, 6–2
Winner 7. 6 August 2000 Ettenheim, Germany Clay Slovakia Martina Suchá 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 1 February 2004 Waikoloa, United States Hard Hungary Melinda Czink 6–7 2–6
Winner 8. 19 September 2004 Ashland, United States Hard United States Kelly McCain 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 3 October 2004 Troy, United States Hard United States Shenay Perry 2-6 2-6
Winner 9. 12 February 2006 Midland, United States Hard (i) Russia Vasilisa Bardina 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 10. 1 April 2007 La Palma, Spain Hard United Kingdom Georgie Gent 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 30 June 2007 Getxo, Spain Hard Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives 3-6 3-6
Winner 11. 8 July 2007 Cuneo, Italy Clay Italy Sara Errani 3–6, 6–1, 7–6
Winner 12. 21 March 2009 Lima, Peru Clay Argentina Lucía Jara Lozano 7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 15 June 2009 Montpellier, France Clay France Anaïs Laurendon 3–6, 2–6

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Preceded by
Lina Krasnoroutskaya
ITF Junior World Champion
2000
Succeeded by
Svetlana Kuznetsova