Mariana Simionescu

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Mariana Simionescu
Country (sports)  Romania
Born (1956-11-27) 27 November 1956 (age 60)
Târgu Neamț, Romania
Turned pro 1974
Retired 1980
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 36 (1978)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 3R (1976, 1978)
Wimbledon 4R (1977)
US Open 2R (1974, 1976)
Doubles
Career titles 1
Last updated on: 26 July 2015.

Mariana Simionescu (born 27 November 1956 in Târgu Neamț) is a retired Romanian tennis player.

Career[edit]

Simionescu won the French Junior Championships in 1974. She played on the WTA Tour from 1973 to 1980. Her best Grand Slam performance was reaching the 4th round at Wimbledon in 1977. She won 2 singles titles and 1 doubles title. She reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 36 in 1978.

Simionescu married Björn Borg in 1980, but the marriage ended in 1984.[1] She never remarried, but lived together with the former F1 racer J.-L. Schlesser for a few years, with whom she has a son (Anthony).

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles: 7 (2–5)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (2–5)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Grass (1–0)
Clay (0–5)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 18 August 1975 South Orange Clay Romania Virginia Ruzici 6–1, 6–1
Winner 1. 14 June 1976 Edinburgh Grass Czechoslovakia Jana Sedláčková 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 4 April 1977 Monte Carlo Clay Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 10 October 1977 Madrid Clay Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 17 October 1977 Barcelona Clay Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 3 April 1978 Madrid Clay Sweden Helena Anliot 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Winner 2. 20 October 1980 Tokyo Hard Australia Nerida Gregory 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 4 (1–3)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, Other (1–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–2)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 11 November 1973 London Carpet Romania Virginia Ruzici United Kingdom Lesley Charles
United Kingdom Glynis Coles
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 8 March 1976 Tallahassee Clay Romania Virginia Ruzici United States Julie Anthony
Australia Dianne Fromholtz
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 23 May 1976 Rome Clay Romania Virginia Ruzici South Africa Linky Boshoff
South Africa Ilana Kloss
6–1, 6–2
Winner 1. 27 February 1978 Fort Lauderdale Clay Australia Lesley Hunt United States Diane Desfor
United States Barbara Hallquist
1–6, 7–6, 6–3

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Tournament 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 Career SR
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
French Open 1R 2R 1R 3R A 3R 1R 2R 0 / 7
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 1R 4R 2R 2R A 0 / 7
US Open A 2R A 2R A 1R A 1R 0 / 4
SR 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 18
Year End Ranking 79 45 68 59 172 79
  • 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The ten sporting love matches". The Observer. 6 February 2005. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 

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