Selima Sfar

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Selima Sfar
Selima Sfar.jpg
Selima Sfar at the 2009 Open GDF Suez
Country (sports)  Tunisia
Residence Doha, Qatar
Born (1977-07-08) 8 July 1977 (age 38)
Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Turned pro 1999
Retired 2011
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $876,041
Singles
Career record W-L / 395 - 383
Career titles 0 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest ranking No. 75 (16 July 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2002, 2005)
French Open 2R (2001, 2008)
Wimbledon 2R (2001, 2002, 2005)
US Open 2R (2001)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (1996, 2008)
Doubles
Career record 238 - 201
Career titles 0 WTA, 21 ITF
Highest ranking No. 47 (28 July 2008)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2006, 2008)
French Open 2R (2005, 2007)
Wimbledon QF (2008)
US Open 2R (2005, 2006, 2007)

Selima Sfar (born 8 July 1977 in Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia) is a Tunisian former professional tennis player. She turned professional in 1999 and has been ranked as high as 75th in the world (16 July 2001). She has experienced most of her success in ITF tournaments, winning eleven singles tournaments and twenty doubles tournaments.

Biography[edit]

Sfar has been able to receive wildcards for Middle Eastern tournaments in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. At the Dubai tournament in 2001, she reached the quarterfinals, beating Silvija Talaja and Barbara Schett before being defeated by Nathalie Tauziat in three sets.

Sfar has represented Tunisia in the Fed Cup, going 41–24. She also competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics, losing in the first round to Brenda Schultz-McCarthy and the 2008 Summer Olympics, losing in the first round to Caroline Wozniacki. Sfar holds the records for the Tunesian in the Fed Cup with the most wins, the most singles wins, the most doubles wins, the most ties played, and the most years played.[1]

At the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, Sfar and her partner Ekaterina Makarova reached the quarterfinals of the doubles competition, where they were defeated by Lisa Raymond and Samantha Stosur.

Rencently, Sfar became a commentator for Qatari sports channel JSC Sport.

At the Wimbledon Championships in 2015, Sfar teamed with Martina Navratilova for the Invitational Ladies Doubles and won all three of their matches in their group.

Titles[edit]

Singles[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tour Championships (0)
Tier I Event (0)
Tier II Event (0)
Tier III Event (0)
Tier IV-V Event (0)
ITF Circuit (11)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. August 14, 1994 Carthage Clay France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot 5–7, 6–3, 6–4
2. March 26, 1995 Moulins Hard Indoors Netherlands Linda Sentis 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
3. November 26, 1995 Le Havre Clay Indoors France Émilie Loit 0–6, 6–3, 6–4
4. February 4, 1996 Dinan Clay Indoors France Virginie Massart 6–4, 7–6
5. August 11, 1996 Carthage Clay Netherlands Marielle Bruens 7–5, 6–4
6. December 14, 1997 Ismailia Clay Israel Tzipora Obziler 5–7, 7–5, 6–4
7. April 30, 2000 Bournemouth Clay Serbia and Montenegro Dragana Zarić 7–5, 6–2
8. September 22, 2002 Glasgow Hard Indoors United Kingdom Anne Keothavong 7–6, 2–6, 7–6
9. November 3, 2002 Nottingham Hard Indoors United States Lilia Osterloh 6–2, 6–2
10. May 14, 2006 Jounieh Clay Belarus Anastasiya Yakimova 6–4, 7–5
11. May 13, 2007 Jounieh Clay Ukraine Mariya Koryttseva 6–2, 4–6, 7–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tunisia". Fed Cup teams. ITF. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 

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