Séverine Brémond Beltrame
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14 August 1979 |
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 73⁄4 in)|
|Weight||66 kg (146 lb.)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Career titles||0 WTA (8 ITF)|
|Highest ranking||No. 34 (February 5, 2007)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2r (2009)|
|French Open||2r (2005)|
|US Open||4r (2008)|
|Career titles||0 WTA (8 ITF)|
|Highest ranking||No. 85 (June 25, 2007)|
Last updated on: March 7, 2011.
Séverine Beltrame (born August 14, 1979 in Montpellier, France) is a professional female tennis player from France and the last active player 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.
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 July 10, 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 Jie Zheng 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.
ITF Circuit results
Singles winner (5)
- 2004 - $75k Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
- 2003 - $25k Oporto, Portugal
- 2003 - $25k Sofia, Bulgaria
- 2001 - $10k Périgueux, France
- 2001 - $10k Canet-en-Roussillon, France
Singles runner-up (7)
- Séverine Beltrame at the Women's Tennis Association
- United Athletes Magazine Interview with Séverine about the sources of motivation.