Sandra Cecchini

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Sandra Cecchini
Country (sports)  Italy
Residence Cerva, Italy and Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1965-02-27) 27 February 1965 (age 52)
Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Turned pro 1984
Retired 1999
Plays Right-handed (one handed-backhand)
Prize money US$1,314,473
Singles
Career record 340–235
Career titles 12
Highest ranking No. 15 (14 March 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1996)
French Open QF (1985)
Wimbledon 2R (1984, 1985, 1994)
US Open 3R (1985, 1987, 1994)
Doubles
Career record 211–182
Career titles 11
Highest ranking No. 22 (13 September 1993)

Anna-Maria "Sandra" Cecchini (Italian pronunciation: [ˈsandra tʃekˈkiːni]; born 27 February 1965) is a retired professional tennis player from Italy.

Career[edit]

Cecchini turned professional in 1984 and joined the WTA Tour. She won 12 singles titles and 11 doubles titles during her career. She had career wins over Chris Evert, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Gabriela Sabatini, Nathalie Tauziat, Natasha Zvereva, and Anke Huber. Her most notable Grand Slam performance came at the French Open in 1985, when she reached the quarterfinals. Her highest singles ranking was #15.[1]

WTA Tour finals[edit]

Singles: 18 (12–6)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (0–1)
Tier IV (1–1)
Tier V (5–3)
Virginia Slims (6–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (10–5)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 23 April 1984 Taranto Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš 6–3, 7–5
Winner 2. 9 July 1984 Rio de Janeiro Hard Argentina Adriana Villagrán 6–3, 6–3
Winner 3. 6 May 1985 Barcelona Clay Italy Raffaella Reggi 6–3, 6–4
Winner 4. 14 July 1986 Bregenz Clay Argentina Mariana Pérez Roldán 6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 1. 18 May 1987 Strasbourg Clay Canada Carling Bassett 3–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 6 July 1987 Båstad Clay Sweden Catarina Lindqvist 6–4, 6–4
Winner 6. 2 November 1987 Little Rock Hard Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva 0–6, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 7. 16 May 1988 Strasbourg Clay Austria Judith Wiesner 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 2. 4 July 1988 Båstad Clay West Germany Isabel Cueto 5–7, 1–6
Winner 8. 11 July 1988 Nice Clay France Nathalie Tauziat 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 17 July 1989 Estoril Clay West Germany Isabel Cueto 6–7(3–7), 2–6
Winner 9. 18 September 1989 Paris Clay Czechoslovakia Regina Rajchrtová 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–1
Winner 10. 9 July 1990 Båstad Clay Switzerland Csilla Bartos 6–1, 6–2
Winner 11. 22 April 1991 Bol Clay Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva 6–4, 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 8 July 1991 Palermo Clay France Mary Pierce 0–6, 3–6
Winner 12. 14 September 1992 Paris Clay Switzerland Emanuela Zardo 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 19 September 1994 Moscow Carpet (I) Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva 5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 5 August 1996 Maria Lankowitz Clay Austria Barbara Paulus 15–40 ret.

Doubles: 22 (11–11)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (1–2)
Tier IV (3–3)
Tier V (5–3)
Virginia Slims (2–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (11–9)
Carpet (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 29 April 1985 Taranto Clay Italy Raffaella Reggi Italy Patrizia Murgo
Italy Barbara Romano
1–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 4 November 1985 Hilversum Carpet (I) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš Netherlands Marcella Mesker
France Catherine Tanvier
2–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 21 April 1986 Charleston Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš Peru Laura Gildemeister
Czechoslovakia Marcela Skuherská
4–6, 6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 6 July 1987 Båstad Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini United States Penny Barg
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 28 September 1987 Paris Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš France Isabelle Demongeot
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–1, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 3. 4 July 1988 Båstad Clay Argentina Mercedes Paz Italy Linda Ferrando
Italy Silvia La Fratta
6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 18 July 1988 Aix-en-Provence Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez France Nathalie Herreman
France Catherine Tanvier
4–6, 5–7
Winner 4. 10 July 1989 Arcachon Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini Argentina Mercedes Paz
Netherlands Brenda Schultz
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 5. 11 September 1989 Athens Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini West Germany Silke Meier
Bulgaria Elena Pampoulova
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 6. 18 September 1989 Paris Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini France Nathalie Herreman
France Catherine Suire
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 16 April 1990 Tampa Clay Peru Laura Gildemeister Argentina Mercedes Paz
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
2–6, 0–6
Winner 7. 16 July 1990 Estoril Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini Netherlands Carin Bakkum
Netherlands Nicole Jagerman
1–6, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 10 September 1990 Kitzbühel Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini Czechoslovakia Petra Langrová
Czechoslovakia Radomira Zrubáková
0–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 22 April 1991 Bol Clay Italy Laura Garrone Italy Laura Golarsa
Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
w/o
Runner-up 8. 15 July 1991 Kitzbühel Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini Argentina Bettina Fulco
Netherlands Nicole Jagerman
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 20 July 1992 San Marino Clay Italy Laura Garrone France Alexia Dechaume
Argentina Florencia Labat
6–7(6–8), 5–7
Winner 8. 14 September 1992 Paris Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini Australia Rachel McQuillan
France Noëlle van Lottum
7–5, 6–1
Winner 9. 26 July 1993 San Marino Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini Argentina Florencia Labat
Germany Barbara Rittner
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 10. 18 October 1993 Budapest Carpet (I) Argentina Patricia Tarabini Argentina Inés Gorrochategui
Netherlands Caroline Vis
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 25 April 1994 Taranto Clay France Isabelle Demongeot Romania Irina Spîrlea
France Noëlle van Lottum
3–6, 6–2, 1–6
Winner 10. 25 July 1994 Styria Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini France Alexandra Fusai
Slovakia Karina Habšudová
7–5, 7–5
Winner 11. 11 September 1995 Warsaw Clay Italy Laura Garrone Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
Slovakia Denisa Szabová
5–7, 6–2, 6–3

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Career SR
Australian Open A A A NH A A A A A A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1
French Open A 1R QF 1R 1R 3R 1R 3R 4R 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 15
Wimbledon A 2R 2R 1R A A A 1R 1R A A 2R 1R A A A 0 / 7
US Open A 1R 3R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R A A 0 / 13
SR 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 36
Year End Ranking 122 49 49 73 18 21 26 20 27 35 56 33 108 80 204 196
  • 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ See WTA profile

External links[edit]