Raffaella Reggi

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Raffaella Reggi
Country (sports)  Italy
Residence Faenza, Italy
Born (1965-11-27) 27 November 1965 (age 49)
Faenza, Italy
Turned pro 1983
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $834,893
Singles
Career record 296–189
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 13 (25 April 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1989, 1990)
French Open QF (1987)
Wimbledon 4R (1986, 1987)
US Open 4R (1986)
Doubles
Career record 126–122
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 25 (24 June 1991)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1990)
French Open SF (1986)
Wimbledon QF (1986)
US Open W (1986)

Raffaella Reggi (born 27 November 1965, in Faenza, Italy; Italian pronunciation: [raffaˈɛlla ˈredd͡ʒi]) is a former professional tennis player from Italy, known for her fiery on-court personality, expressiveness and gesticulations.

Career[edit]

As a junior, Reggi won the Orange Bowl 16 and under in 1981. She was a member of the Continental Players Cup Team in 1982.

Reggi won the mixed doubles title at the US Open in 1986, partnering Sergio Casal. She was a singles quarter-finalist at the French Open in 1987, and reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 13 in 1988. One of the highlights of her career was winning the Italian Open in 1985.

In 1985 she became the first Italian woman to win the Italian Open since Annelies Ullstein-Bossi won in 1950. The two remain the only Italian women to reach the singles final of Italy's top tennis tournament since World War II.

Reggi finished her career with five singles titles and four doulbles titles. She was a member of the Italian Fed Cup team from 1982 through 1991 and the Italian Olympic Team in 1988 and 1992. She had career victories over Steffi Graf, Chris Evert, Evonne Goolagong, Jana Novotná, Hana Mandlíková, Manuela Maleeva, Nathalie Tauziat, Helena Suková, Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, Zina Garrison, and Jo Durie.

Major finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Mixed Doubles: 1 (1 title, 0 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1986 US Open Hard Spain Sergio Casal United States Martina Navratilova
United States Peter Fleming
6–4, 6–4

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles: 11 (5–6)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–1)
Tier III (0–0)
Tier IV (0–0)
Tier V (1–3)
Virginia Slims (4–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–1)
Grass (0–1)
Clay (3–3)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 29 April 1985 Taranto Clay United States Vicki Nelson-Dunbar 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 6 May 1985 Barcelona Clay Italy Sandra Cecchini 3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 19 May 1986 Lugano Clay Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva 5–7, 6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 3. 10 November 1986 San Juan Hard Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš 7–6(7–4), 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 30 March 1987 Isle of Palms Clay Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva 7–5, 2–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 3 August 1987 San Diego Hard Australia Anne Minter 6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 11 July 1988 Brussels Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 0–6, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 19 June 1989 Eastbourne Grass United States Martina Navratilova 6–7(2–7), 2–6
Runner-up 5. 30 October 1989 Indianapolis Hard (I) Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva 4–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 30 April 1990 Taranto Clay France Alexia Dechaume 3–6, 6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 4 February 1991 Oslo Carpet (I) Sweden Catarina Lindqvist 6–3, 6–0

Doubles: 14 (4–10)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–1)
Tier II (0–1)
Tier III (0–2)
Tier IV (1–0)
Tier V (2–6)
Virginia Slims (1–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–4)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (2–1)
Carpet (1–5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 29 April 1985 Taranto Clay Italy Sandra Cecchini Italy Patrizia Murgo
Italy Barbara Romano
1–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 2. 28 March 1988 Tampa Clay United States Terry Phelps United States Cammy MacGregor
United States Cynthia MacGregor
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 11 July 1988 Brussels Clay Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva Argentina Mercedes Paz
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
6–7(3–7), 1–6
Runner-up 2. 10 October 1988 Filderstadt Carpet (I) South Africa Elna Reinach Poland Iwona Kuczyńska
United States Martina Navratilova
1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 14 August 1989 Albuquerque Hard Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Australia Nicole Provis
South Africa Elna Reinach
6–4, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 9 October 1989 Filderstadt Carpet (I) South Africa Elna Reinach United States Gigi Fernández
United States Robin White
4–6, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 5. 16 October 1989 Bayonne Hard (I) South Africa Elna Reinach Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
France Catherine Tanvier
6–7(3–7), 5–7
Runner-up 6. 30 July 1990 Montreal Hard Canada Helen Kelesi United States Betsy Nagelsen
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
6–3, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 4 February 1991 Oslo Carpet (I) Belgium Sabine Appelmans West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
West Germany Silke Meier
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 11 February 1991 Linz Carpet (I) Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere Czechoslovakia Petra Langrová
Czechoslovakia Radka Zrubáková
6–4, 1–6, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 30 September 1991 Milan Carpet (I) Belgium Sabine Appelmans United States Sandy Collins
United States Lori McNeil
6–7(0–7), 3–6
Winner 4. 27 January 1992 Auckland Hard South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer Canada Jill Hetherington
United States Kathy Rinaldi
1–6, 6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 9. 10 February 1992 Linz Hard (I) Germany Claudia Porwik Netherlands Monique Kiene
Netherlands Miriam Oremans
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 17 February 1992 Cesena Carpet (I) Belgium Sabine Appelmans France Catherine Suire
France Catherine Tanvier
w/o

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 Career SR
Australian Open A 1R A A NH A A 4R 4R 1R A 0 / 4
French Open A 1R 3R 4R 2R QF 2R 2R 2R A 1R 0 / 9
Wimbledon A 2R 1R A 4R 4R A 3R 1R A A 0 / 6
US Open A 2R 2R 2R 4R 3R 2R 1R 3R A A 0 / 8
SR 0 / 0 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 27
Career Statistics
Year End Ranking 127 45 62 42 22 17 23 21 23 75 56
  • NH = tournament not held.
  • 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.

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