Séverine Beltrame

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Séverine Beltrame
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Country (sports) France France
Residence Aix-en-Provence, France
Born (1979-08-14) 14 August 1979 (age 37)
Montpellier, France
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Turned pro 2002
Retired 2013
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money US$ 1,149,705
Singles
Career record 302–282
Career titles 0 WTA (8 ITF)
Highest ranking No. 34 (5 February 2007)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2009)
French Open 2R (2005)
Wimbledon QF (2006)
US Open 4R (2008)
Doubles
Career record 91–106
Career titles 0 WTA (8 ITF)
Highest ranking No. 85 (25 June 2007)

Séverine Beltrame (born 14 August 1979) is a retired professional female tennis player from France and the member of the notorious "generation 1979" which provided elite tennis players Amélie Mauresmo, Nathalie Dechy, Anne-Gaëlle Sidot and Émilie Loit. She was known as Séverine Brémond during her marriage to her coach Eric Brémond from September 2005 to November 2008, and then as Séverine Brémond-Beltrame until the end of 2009. She reverted to her birthname, Séverine Beltrame, in 2010.

Matches[edit]

In 2005, Beltrame was selected by the team leader Georges Goven to play with Mary Pierce, Amélie Mauresmo and Nathalie Dechy at semi final of FED Cup to face against Spain when their teammate Virginie Razzano was injured, Marion Bartoli and Émilie Loit were suspended. She lost to Arantxa Parra Santonja in fourth tie of single match when Mauresmo won the third tie of single match to advance the final after.

On 10 July 2006, Beltrame (as Séverine Brémond) achieved a career-high singles ranking: World No. 65, following her success at the 2006 Wimbledon Championships, where she reached the quarterfinal of a Grand Slam event for the first time in her career—as a qualifier. On her run to the quarterfinal, Beltrame defeated No. 10 Patty Schnyder in the second round for her first top 10 win, Gisela Dulko in the third round, and Ai Sugiyama in the fourth, losing to Justine Henin-Hardenne, the eventual finalist, 6–4 6–4. Beltrame reached the 2nd round in the 2006 U.S. Open, where she lost to Maria Kirilenko 6–2 6–3. She also reached the quarterfinals in the Wismilak International Open defeating Trudi Musgrave and Sandy Gumulya, but lost to the eventual tournament winner Svetlana Kuznetsova. She reached a new career high singles ranking of No. 47 following this quarterfinal.

Beltrame reached her first WTA Tour semifinal at the Tier III PTT Bangkok Open in Bangkok, Thailand. She beat Ryōko Fuda, Klára Zakopalová, and Eleni Daniilidou (saving match points in the second set) to make it to the semifinal where she faced hometown favorite Tamarine Tanasugarn and was beaten. Beltrame's three previous matches had all been three-setters; by the time she was to face Tanasugarn she was worn out. Her run at this event boosted her rankings back into the top 50 at No. 43.

Beltrame's last event for 2006 was the Bell Challenge in Quebec, Canada, where she was seeded 4th. She defeated American Jill Craybas in the first round, Gréta Arn in the second, and Martina Suchá in the quarterfinal for her second semifinal in a row. She then lost to Olga Puchkova in three sets. Following her run to the semifinals at this event she broke the top 40 for the first time and landed at her new career high ranking of No. 38.

At the start of the 2007 season Beltrame played in the Mondial Australian Women's Hardcourts event defeating Iveta Benešová in the first round and losing to Tathiana Garbin in the second. She got out in the 2nd round at the Moorilla Hobart International also where she was beaten by Zheng Jie after her first round win over Michaëlla Krajicek. Her next tournament was a Grand Slam event; the Australian Open. She lost in the first round to Tamira Paszek. Her last tournament, the Toray Pan Pacific Open, brought her to a new career high ranking of No. 34 in the world after she defeated fellow Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli in the first round. She lost in the next round to Roberta Vinci.

Beltrame entered the 2008 US Open as a wildcard, where she beat Julia Görges, Nicole Vaidišová and Tathiana Garbin. She lost to eventual champion Serena Williams (6–2,6–2) in the fourth round.

While Beltrame has never won a doubles title on the WTA Tour, she has made the semifinals of the Mixed Doubles tournament at Wimbledon of 2007 with Fabrice Santoro.

In May 2013, Beltrame announced that she would be retiring from tennis right after the conclusion of the 2013 French Open.[1]

WTA finals[edit]

Doubles (0–2)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–1)
International (0–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 15 June 2008 Birmingham, United Kingdom Grass Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 19 September 2010 Quebec City, Canada Hard (i) Sweden Sofia Arvidsson United States Vania King
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
1–6, 3–6

Career statistics[edit]

Singles Finals (8–7)[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. 25 September 2000 Lerida, Spain Clay Sweden Maria Wolfbrandt 3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 24 June 2001 Canet-en-Roussillon, France Clay France Severine Arpajou 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Winner 2. 2 July 2001 Périgueux, France Clay Uruguay Daniela Olivera 6-4, 6-1
Runner-up 2. 27 October 2002 Saint Raphael, France Hard (i) France Camille Pin 4–6, 5–7
Winner 3. 21 September 2003 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Austria Patricia Wartusch 6-3, 6-4
Winner 4. 5 October 2003 Porto, Portugal Clay Austria Sybille Bammer 6-2, 6-3
Winner 5. 2 May 2004 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld 6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 3. 17 July 2005 Louisville, United States Hard United States Ashley Harkleroad 6–4, 5–7, 0–6
Runner-up 4. 18 June 2006 Marseille, France Clay Russia Ekaterina Bychkova 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 5 May 2008 Zagreb, Croatia Clay Sweden Sofia Arvidsson 6–7(0–7), 2–6
Runner-up 6. 19 October 2008 Saint-Raphaël, France Hard (i) Germany Angelique Kerber 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 21 September 2009 Saguenay, Canada Hard (i) Sweden Sofia Arvidsson 7–5, 4–6, 6–7(1–7)
Winner 6. 25 June 2011 Périgueux, France Clay France Audrey Bergot 6-4, 6-2
Winner 7. 24 June 2012 Montpellier, France Clay Colombia Catalina Castaño 6-2, 7-6(7–4)
Winner 8. 23 July 2012 Les Contamines-Montjoie, France Hard Croatia Tereza Mrdeža 6–2, 6–2

Doubles Finals (10–3)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 1. 24 April 2000 Talence, France Hard France Samantha Schoeffel France Aurore Desert
France Magalie Lamarre
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 7 May 2001 Tortosa, Spain Clay France Capucine Rousseau Austria Daniela Klemenschits
Austria Sandra Klemenschits
3–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 24 February 2002 Vale do Lobo, Portugal Hard France Amandine Dulon Italy Anna Floris
Italy Giulia Meruzzi
7–6(7–3), 6–2
Runner-up 2. 1 July 2002 Mont de Marsan, France Clay France Amandine Dulon Austria Stefanie Haidner
Madagascar Natacha Randriantefy
4–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 20 January 2003 Grenoble, France Hard (i) France Amandine Dulon Belgium Leslie Butkiewicz
Netherlands Kim Kilsdonk
5–7, 7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–4)
Winner 4. 12 July 2004 Vittel, France Clay France Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro Russia Maria Goloviznina
Sweden Maria Wolfbrandt
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 18 June 2006 Marseille, France Clay France Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro Spain Conchita Martínez Granados
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
5–7, 4–6
Winner 5. 27 September 2009 Saguenay, Canada Hard (i) Sweden Sofia Arvidsson Canada Stéphanie Dubois
Canada Rebecca Marino
6–3, 6–1
Winner 6. 11 June 2012 Marseille, France Clay France Laura Thorpe Germany Kristina Barrois
Ukraine Olga Savchuk
6–1, 6–4
Winner 7. 18 June 2012 Montpellier, France Clay France Laura Thorpe Argentina Mailen Auroux
Argentina María Irigoyen
4–6, 6–4, [10–6]
Winner 8. 9 July 2012 Biarritz, France Clay France Laura Thorpe Spain Lara Arruabarrena
Puerto Rico Monica Puig
6–2, 6–3
Winner 9. 20 August 2012 Charleroi, Belgium Clay France Laura Thorpe Belarus Ilona Kremen
Latvia Diāna Marcinkēviča
3–6, 6–4, [10–7]
Winner 10. 8 October 2012 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i) France Julie Coin Poland Justyna Jegiołka
Latvia Diāna Marcinkēviča
7–5, 6–4

Performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 Career
Australian Open 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 0
French Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 0
Wimbledon 1R 1R 2R QF 2R 1R 0
US Open 1R 4R 2R 2R 1R 2R 0
Finals reached 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tournaments won 0 0 0 0 0 0


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