Natalie Grandin

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Natalie Grandin
Natalie Grandin at Bank of the West Classic qualifying 2010-07-25 4.JPG
Country (sports)  South Africa
Residence South Africa
Born (1981-02-27) 27 February 1981 (age 34)
East London, South Africa
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro 1999
Retired 2015
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $939,025
Singles
Career record 309 - 291
Career titles 0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 144 (12 September 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q2 (2004, 2005, 2006)
French Open Q3 (2006)
Wimbledon Q2 (2003, 2004, 2007)
US Open Q3 (2005, 2007)
Doubles
Career record 408 - 349
Career titles 1 WTA, 25 ITF
Highest ranking No. 22 (14 May 2012)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2011)
French Open 3R (2008, 2011)
Wimbledon 3R (2012)
US Open 3R (2012)
Last updated on: 27 February 2015.

Natalie Grandin (born 27 February 1981, in East London) is a retired professional tennis player from South Africa.

She has achieved a career-high singles ranking of no. 144 as of 12 September 2005. Career-high doubles ranking of no. 22 as of 14 May 2012. She has won one WTA doubles title, three ITF Women's Circuit singles titles and twenty five doubles titles.

Grandin has yet to compete outside of the qualifying rounds of a Grand Slam singles event. She is known for her variety of play, and volleying ability. Grandin retired from tennis January 2015.

Biography[edit]

Coached by Petra de Jong. Father, Roy, is a project manager in IT; mother, Rosamund, is a freight forwarder; has two sisters (Deirdre, Fiona); everyone in family plays tennis. Has two cats, Tosca and Jennifer. Baseliner whose favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is hard. Introduced to tennis at age 4 by parents. Speaks English, Afrikaans. Favorite actors are George Clooney, Julia Roberts; favorite movie is Shawshank Redemption. Favorite artists are Maroon 5, James Blunt. Also enjoys field hockey, swimming, reading and watching movies. Favorite place to visit is London. Most memorable moment was playing Fed Cup for South Africa in her hometown. Admires Nelson Mandela. Favorite event is Québec City.

Significant finals[edit]

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2011 Cincinnati Hard Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová United States Vania King
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
4–6, 6–3, [9–11]

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles: 12 (1 title, 11 runners-up)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (1–10)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–7)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–4)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 26 September 2005 Hansol Korea Open Tennis Championships, Seoul, South Korea Hard United States Jill Craybas Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 11 September 2006 Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic, Bali, Indonesia Hard Australia Trudi Musgrave United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Corina Morariu
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 9 October 2006 PTT Bangkok Open, Bangkok, Thailand Hard Argentina Mariana Díaz-Oliva United States Vania King
Croatia Jelena Kostanić
5–7, 6–2, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 10 September 2007 Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic, Bali, Indonesia Hard United States Jill Craybas China Ji Chunmei
China Sun Shengnan
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 4 January 2010 ASB Classic, Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Laura Granville Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
6–7(4-7), 2–6
Runner-up 6. 26 September 2010 Hansol Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea Hard Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová Germany Julia Görges
Slovenia Polona Hercog
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 21 May 2011 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová Uzbekistan Akgul Amanmuradova
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
4–6, 7–5, [2–10]
Runner-up 8. 25 April 2011 Barcelona Ladies Open, Barcelona, Spain Clay Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
7–5, 4–6, [9–11]
Runner-up 9. 10 July 2011 Poli-Farbe Budapest Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary Clay Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Poland Alicja Rosolska
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 21 August 2011 Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, United States Hard Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová United States Vania King
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
4–6, 6–3, [9–11]
Winner 1. 25 September 2011 Hansol Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea Hard Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová Russia Vera Dushevina
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
7–6(7-5), 6–4
Runner-up 11. 26 May 2012 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová Belarus Olga Govortsova
Poland Klaudia Jans-Ignacik
7–6(7–4), 3–6, [3–10]

ITF Career Finals[edit]

Singles: 7 (3–4)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 7 February 1999 Wellington, New Zealand Hard Hungary Nóra Köves 2-6 2-6
Winner 1. 17 November 2002 Port Pirie, Australia Hard Australia Evie Dominikovic 6-3 6-2
Runner-up 2. 12 October 2003 Lafayette, USA Clay United States Lindsay Lee-Waters 2-6 0-6
Winner 2. 31 July 2005 Lexington, USA Hard Canada Stephanie Dubois 6-4 6-3
Runner-up 3. 13 November 2006 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard Australia Casey Dellacqua 1-6 4-6
Runner-up 4. 20 November 2006 Port Pirie, Australia Hard Australia Casey Dellacqua 4-6 2-6
Winner 3. 19 October 2008 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard United Kingdom Melanie South 7-6(2) 6-4

Doubles: 46 (25–21)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 22 December 1996 Cape Town, South Africa Hard South Africa Alicia Pillay Denmark Charlotte Aagaard
Czech Republic Maiken Witt Pape
7-5 2-6 3-6
Runner-up 2. 7 March 1999 Wodonga, Australia Grass South Africa Alicia Pillay Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
Australia Trudi Musgrave
3-6 2-6
Winner 1. 18 July 1999 Frinton, Great Britain Grass South Africa Nicole Rencken New Zealand Leanne Baker
Australia Nicole Sewell
6-2 3-6 6-1
Runner-up 3. 12 March 2000 Warrnambool, Australia Grass South Africa Nicole Rencken Australia Jenny Belobrajdic
Australia Kristen Van Elden
3-6 4-6
Runner-up 4. 19 March 2000 Benalla, Australia Grass South Africa Nicole Rencken Australia Kylie Hunt
South Africa Mareze Joubert
3-6 2-6
Winner 2. 26 March 2000 Wodonga, Australia Grass South Africa Nicole Rencken Australia Kylie Hunt
South Africa Mareze Joubert
6-4 6-4
Runner-up 5. 2 April 2000 Corona, Australia Grass South Africa Nicole Rencken Australia Cindy Watson
Australia Christina Wheeler
3-6 6-7(11)
Winner 3. 21 May 2000 Edinburgh, Great Britain Clay South Africa Nicole Rencken Tunisia Selima Sfar
United Kingdom Lorna Woodroffe
0-6 6-3 6-4
Winner 4. 28 May 2000 Guimaraes, Portugal Hard South Africa Nicole Rencken Portugal Angela Cardoso
Portugal Carlota Santos
7-6(7) 2-6 6-2
Winner 5. 11 June 2000 Pretoria, South Africa Hard South Africa Nicole Rencken South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
South Africa Carien Venter
7-6(4) 6-2
Runner-up 6. 18 June 2000 Benoni, South Africa Hard South Africa Nicole Rencken South Africa Lucinda Gibbs
South Africa Giselle Swart
6-2 4-6 4-6
Runner-up 7. 13 August 2000 Hechingen, Germany Clay South Africa Nicole Rencken Brazil Miriam D'Agostini
Germany Angelika Roesch
6-7(3) 2-6
Winner 6. 20 August 2000 London, Great Britain Hard South Africa Nicole Rencken Germany Susi Bensch
India Manisha Malhotra
6-2 5-7 7-6(6)
Runner-up 8. 5 November 2000 Gold Coast, Australia Hard South Africa Nicole Rencken United States Amanda Augustus
Australia Amy Jensen
4-6 3-6
Runner-up 9. 15 July 2001 Felixstowe, Great Britain Grass South Africa Kim Grant Australia Trudi Musgrave
United Kingdom Julie Pullin
5-7 4-6
Winner 7. 20 October 2002 Mackay, Australia Hard Australia Nicole Sewell Australia Sarah Stone
Australia Samantha Stosur
6-3 1-6 6-4
Winner 8. 27 April 2003 Taranto, Italy Clay South Africa Kim Grant Austria Nicole Remis
Romania Delia Sescioreanu
6-2 6-1
Runner-up 10. 26 October 2003 Rockhampton, Australia Hard Germany Martina Muller Australia Trudi Musgrave
United States Abigail Spears
1-6 5-7
Runner-up 11. 1 February 2004 Waikoloa, USA Hard United States Amanda Augustus Argentina Gisela Dulko
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
6-1 3-6 3-6
Winner 9. 1 August 2004 Lexington, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Claire Curran Australia Casey Dellacqua
Australia Nicole Sewell
7-6(6) 6-4
Runner-up 12. 9 August 2004 Louisville, USA Hard United Kingdom Claire Curran United States Julie Ditty
Romania Edina Gallovits-Hall
6-1 4-6 2-6
Runner-up 13. 11 October 2004 Lafayette, USA Clay United States Arpi Kojian United States Julie Ditty
United States Kristen Schlukebir
2-6 5-7
Winner 10. 30 January 2005 Waikoloa, USA Hard United States Kaysie Smashey Australia Lauren Breadmore
Japan Ayami Takase
6-3 6-4
Winner 11. 15 May 2005 Saint Gaudens, France Clay United Kingdom Claire Curran Argentina Maria Jose Argeri
Brazil Leticia Sobral
6-3 6-1
Runner-up 14. 5 March 2006 Clearwater, USA Hard South Africa Chanelle Scheepers Republic of Ireland Kelly Liggan
Lithuania Lina Stanciute
3-6 1-6
Runner-up 15. 9 July 2006 College Park, USA Hard Chinese Taipei Chin-Wei Chan United States Lindsay Nelson
United States Anne Yelsey
1-6 3-6
Winner 12. 21 August 2006 Bronx, USA Hard United States Julie Ditty Czech Republic Lucie Hradecka
Czech Republic Michaela Pastikova
6-1 7-6(2)
Winner 13. 13 November 2006 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard Australia Christina Wheeler Australia Daniella Jeflea
Australia Sophie Ferguson
6-4 4-6 6-4
Winner 14. 20 November 2006 Port Pirie, Australia Hard United States Raquel Kops-Jones Australia Christina Horiatopolous
Australia Nicole Kriz
6-2 6-1
Winner 15. 27 November 2006 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard United States Raquel Kops-Jones Australia Trudi Musgrave
Australia Christina Wheeler
6-2 7-6(3)
Winner 16. 28 January 2007 Waikoloa, USA Hard United States Raquel Kops-Jones Latvia Liga Dekmeijere
United States Julie Ditty
6-0 6-3
Runner-up 16. 4 February 2007 Palm Desert, USA Hard United States Raquel Kops-Jones United States Julie Ditty
Romania Edina Gallovits-Hall
2-6 1-6
Winner 17. 17 July 2007 Boston, USA Hard Hungary Melinda Czink Latvia Liga Dekmeijere
Turkey Ipek Senoglu
6-1 6-3
Runner-up 17. 20 July 2007 Lexington, USA Hard Australia Casey Dellacqua Hungary Melinda Czink
United States Lindsay Lee-Waters
2-6 6-7(8)
Runner-up 18. 5 August 2007 Washington D.C., USA Hard United States Julie Ditty Argentina Jorgelina Cravero
Argentina Betina Jozami
6-1 1-6 2-6
Winner 18. 18 November 2007 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard United States Robin Stephenson Australia Sophie Ferguson
Australia Trudi Musgrave
6-4 7-5
Winner 19. 6 July 2008 Boston, USA Hard Chinese Taipei Chin-Wei Chan France Yulia Fedossova
United States Varvara Lepchenko
6-4 6-3
Runner-up 19. 13 July 2008 Allentown, USA Hard Chinese Taipei Chin-Wei Chan United States Carly Gullickson
Australia Nicole Kriz
2-6 3-6
Winner 20. 12 October 2008 Traralgon, Australia Hard United States Robin Stephenson Australia Jarmila Gajdosova
Australia Jessica Moore
6-4 6-2
Winner 21. 19 October 2008 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard United States Robin Stephenson Japan Miki Miyamura
Japan Erika Sema
6-4 6-2
Winner 22. 26 October 2008 Port Pirie, Australia Hard United States Robin Stephenson South Africa Lizaan Du Plessis
Australia Tiffany Welford
6-2 6-0
Runner-up 20. 23 November 2008 Phoenix, Mauritius Hard South Africa Kelly Anderson Serbia Teodora Mirčić
Slovakia Lenka Tvarošková
4-6 6-3 4-10
Winner 23. 2 February 2009 Rancho Mirage, United States Hard United States Courtney Nagle Russia Alina Jidkova
Belarus Darya Kustova
6-2 7-6
Winner 24. 5 June 2009 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass United States Alexa Glatch Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Japan Rika Fujiwara
6-3 2-6 [10-7]
Runner-up 21. 23 August 2010 The Bronx, United States Hard United States Abigail Spears Germany Kristina Barrois
Austria Yvonne Meusburger
6-1 4-6 [13-15]
Winner 25. 14 March 2011 Nassau, Bahamas Hard Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
6-4 6-2

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A 3R 1R A 1R A 1R A 2R 2R QF 2R 3R 0 / 9 10–9
French Open A 1R 1R A A A 2R 3R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1 / 9 6–9
Wimbledon 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R 0 / 13 7–13
U.S. Open A 1R 1R A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 9 2–9
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 40 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 1–1 2–4 1–4 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–4 2–3 1–4 1–4 6–4 6–4 3–4 N/A 25–40

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