18 March 1983 |
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Turned pro||15 October 2001|
|Retired||12 February 2011|
|Plays||Right-handed (one handed backhand)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 6 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 61 (23 October 2003)|
|Current ranking||No. 183 (14 February 2011)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2005, 2009)|
|French Open||3R (2007)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2003, 2004, 2008)|
|US Open||2R (2003)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 9 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 54 (18 July 2005)|
|Last updated on: 17 May 2010.|
Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro (born 18 March 1983, in Paris, France) is a former French female professional tennis player.
Her highest singles ranking was No. 61, achieved on 5 October 2003. Her highest ranking doubles position was No. 54, achieved on 18 July 2005.
Cohen-Aloro has won 5 ITF Women's Circuit singles titles, and 9 ITF doubles titles.
She turned pro on 15 October 2001, at the age of 18.
In April 2005 she beat world No. 21 Daniela Hantuchová in Miami, 7–6(3), 6–2. Cohen-Aloro upset heavy favorite Mary Pierce (seeded 24 and ranked No. 29 in the world) in the 1st round of the 2005 Australian Open, 6–2, 6–2. She lost, however, in the 2nd round.
Cohen-Aloro and 28-year-old Tunisian Selima Sfar beat Ana Ivanovic and Tina Križan 6–4, 6–2 in the first round of the French Open, but lost to Émilie Loit and Nicole Pratt (seeded 12th) 7–6 (7–4), 6–3, 11–9 in the 2nd round.
Cohen-Aloro and Sfar pulled off a major upset in the 1st round of the Wimbledon 2005 ladies doubles event, beating 3rd seeds Lisa Raymond and Rennae Stubbs 6–4, 3–6, 6–2. However, they lost in the second round.
In 2006 she captured her 5th career ITF Circuit singles title at the $25K Biarritz, and won her 9th ITF Circuit doubles title of her career at the $50K Joué-lès-Tours with Martinez Sanchez.
In January 2008 in Sydney, Australia, she beat world No. 68 Yung-Jan Chan 6–0, 6–3. In May in Strasbourg she defeated world No. 73 Camille Pin of France, 7–6 (4), 6–2. In June in Barcelona she beat world No. 31 Dominika Cibulková of Slovakia, 6–5, ret.
In January 2009 at the Australian Open she beat world No. 74 Czech Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová, 6–3, 6–4. In April 2009 in Barcelona she upset world No. 15 Alizé Cornet of France, 6–0, 6–3. In May in Strasbourg she beat world No. 66 Mathilde Johansson of France, 4–6, 6–4, 6–1, and world No. 42 Gisela Dulko of Argentina, 4–6, 7–6 (5), 6–4.
On 12 February 2011, she played her last professional match, losing in the Open GDF Suez doubles tournament to Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy. Two days before, she had played her last singles match, also losing to Mattek-Sands there.
WTA Tour finals
Doubles: 1 (0–1)
|Legend (pre/post 2009)|
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|WTA Tour Championships|
|Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5|
|Tier II / Premier (0–1)|
|Tier III, IV & V / International|
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Partner||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|Runner-up||1.||9 February 2003||Paris, France||Carpet||Marion Bartoli|| Barbara Schett
|6–2, 2–6, 6–7(5–7)|
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