Sabrina Goleš

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Sabrina Goleš
Country (sports)  Yugoslavia
Born (1965-06-03) 3 June 1965 (age 51)
Stari Mikanovci, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Prize money US$277,281
Singles
Career record 102–109
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 27 (2 February 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1990)
French Open 4R (1984)
Wimbledon 2R (1987)
US Open 3R (1989)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games F (1984, demonstration)
Doubles
Career record 87–91
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 55 (19 January 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (1990)
French Open 3R (1984)
Wimbledon 1R (1984, 1985, 1989, 1990)
US Open 3R (1986)

Sabrina Goleš (born 3 June 1965) is a Croatian former tennis player who competed for SFR Yugoslavia.

Biography[edit]

Sabrina Goleš was ranked 3rd junior in the world in 1983 (she won Italian Open juniors,Rolex Port Washington and semifinals Roland Garros and Orange Bowl,qf US Open) Goleš competed for SFR Yugoslavia at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. There she made it through to the finals, losing 6–1, 3–6, 4–6 to 15-year-old Steffi Graf. The same year, Goleš reached the Federation Cup semifinals as part of the Yugoslav team, losing to eventual champions Czechoslovakia.

In 1987, Goleš won the prestigious WTA tournament in Paris; and four titles in doubles. She also competed in 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul where she beat Arantxa Sánchez Vicario before losing to Sabatini. Goleš has career wins over top 10 players Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, Bettina Bunge, Kathy Rinaldi, Lisa Bonder, Katerina Maleeva, Hana Mandlíková, Andrea Temesvári, and Virginia Wade.

Goleš was the captain of the Federation Cup team of Yugoslavia and went on to coach the Federation Cup team of Croatia between 1992 and 1994.[1]

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles 4 (1–3)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Olympic Games 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 23 April 1984 Taranto, Italy Clay Italy Sandra Cecchini 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 11 August 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, California, USA Hard West Germany Steffi Graf 6–1, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 16 November 1986 San Juan, Puerto Rico Hard Italy Raffaella Reggi 6–7, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 4. 4 October 1987 Paris, France Clay Belgium Sandra Wasserman 7–5, 6–1

Doubles 8 (3–5)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 2
Olympic Games 0
Titles by Surface
Hard 0
Clay 2
Grass 0
Carpet 1
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 11 November 1985 Hilversum, Netherlands Carpet Italy Sandra Cecchini Netherlands Marcella Mesker
France Catherine Tanvier
2–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 27 April 1986 Wild Dunes, South Carolina Clay Italy Sandra Cecchini Peru Laura Gildemeister
Czechoslovakia Marcela Skuherska
4–6, 6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 4 October 1987 Paris, France Clay Italy Sandra Cecchini France Isabelle Demongeot
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–1, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 7 August 1988 Athens, Greece Clay Austria Judith Wiesner West Germany Silke Frankl
West Germany Sabine Hack
7–5, 6–0
Runner-up 5. 14 August 1988 Sofia, Bulgaria Hard Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva Spain Conchita Martínez
Austria Barbara Paulus
6–1, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 7 May 1989 Taranto, Italy Clay Argentina Mercedes Paz France Sophie Amiach
France Emmanuelle Derly
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 30 July 1989 Båstad, Sweden Clay Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva Argentina Mercedes Paz
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 8. 29 April 1990 Barcelona, Spain Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini Argentina Mercedes Paz
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–6, 2–6, 1–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sabrina Goleš". WWW.HR (in Croatian). CARNet/FER. 4 February 2009. Hrvatska ukratko > Sport > Sportaši > Tenis. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 

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