Åsa Svensson

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Åsa Svensson (born Carlsson; 16 June 1975) is a former tennis player from Sweden, who turned professional in 1992. She won two singles and seven doubles titles in her career. The right-hander reached her highest individual ranking on the WTA Tour on 1 April 1996, when she became the No. 28 of the world.

Åsa Svensson
Country (sports) Sweden
ResidenceVästerås, Sweden
Born (1975-06-16) 16 June 1975 (age 46)
Surahammar, Sweden
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1992
Retired2004
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,569,134
Singles
Career record322–287 (52.9%)
Career titles2 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 28 (1 April 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1997, 2000, 2002)
French Open4R (2000)
Wimbledon2R (1998)
US Open4R (1996)
Doubles
Career record206–222 (48.1%)
Career titles7 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 28 (9 October 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1999, 2001)
French Open2R (1995, 1996, 2001, 2002)
Wimbledon2R (1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2002)
US Open3R (2002)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1997)
WimbledonQF (2002)
US Open2R (2001)

BiographyEdit

Svensson trained at the Royal Lawn Tennis Club in Stockholm. She married Niclas Svensson on 8 December 2001 and travelled with him on the tour. Her maiden name is Carlsson, her father's name is Lennart, mother's name is Signe.

In January 2005, she announced she gave up tennis.[1]

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–1)
Tier III (2–1)
Tier IV & V (0–0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. May 1994 Prague Open, Czech Republic Clay   Amanda Coetzer 1–6, 6–7(14–16)
Loss 2. Apr 1995 VS Houston, United States Clay   Steffi Graf 1–6, 1–6
Win 1. Nov 1999 Malaysia Open Hard   Erika deLone 6–2, 6–4
Win 2. Apr 2002 Bol Open, Croatia Clay   Iva Majoli 6–3, 4–6, 6–1

Doubles: 16 (7 titles, 9 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (1–3)
Tier III (3–3)
Tier IV & V (3–3)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Feb 1994 Linz Open, Austria Carpet (i)   Caroline Schneider   Eugenia Maniokova
  Leila Meskhi
2–6, 2–6
Loss 2. Jul 1998 Warsaw Open, Poland Clay   Seda Noorlander   Kveta Peschke
  Helena Vildová
2–6, 4–6
Loss 3. Aug 1998 Istanbul Open, Turkey Hard   Florencia Labat   Meike Babel
  Laurence Courtois
0–6, 2–6
Loss 4. Jul 1999 Palermo Open, Italy Clay   Sonya Jeyaseelan   Tina Križan
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–4, 3–6, 0–6
Win 5. Nov 1999 Pattaya Open, Thailand Hard   Émilie Loit   Evgenia Koulikovskaya
  Patricia Wartusch
6–1, 6–4
Loss 6. Feb 2000 Paris Indoor, France Carpet (i)   Émilie Loit   Julie Halard-Decugis
  Sandrine Testud
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Win 7. Feb 2000 Hanover Grand Prix, Germany Hard (i)   Natasha Zvereva   Silvia Farina Elia
  Karina Habšudová
6–3, 6–4
Loss 8. Jul 2000 Warsaw Open, Poland Clay   Rita Grande   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
5–7, 1–6
Loss 9. Feb 2001 Dubai Championships,
United Arab Emirates
Hard   Karina Habšudová   Yayuk Basuki
  Caroline Vis
0–6, 6–4, 2–6
Win 10. Jul 2001 Morocco Open Clay   Lubomira Bacheva   María José Martínez Sánchez
  María Emilia Salerni
6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–1
Win 11. Nov 2001 Pattaya Open, Thailand Hard   Iroda Tulyaganova   Liezel Huber
  Wynne Prakusya
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Loss 12. Dec 2001 Gold Coast, Australia Hard   Miriam Oremans   Meghann Shaughnessy
  Justine Henin
1–6, 6–7(6–8)
Loss 13. Apr 2002 Amelia Island Championships, United States Clay   María Emilia Salerni   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Daniela Hantuchová
4–6, 2–6
Win 14. Feb 2003 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia Clay   Katarina Srebotnik   Tina Križan
  Tatiana Perebiynis
6–2, 6–1
Win 15. Mar 2003 Mexican Open Clay   Émilie Loit   Petra Mandula
  Patricia Wartusch
6–3, 6–1
Win 16. Feb 2004 National Indoor, United States Carpet   Meilen Tu   Maria Sharapova
  Vera Zvonareva
6–4, 7–6(7–0)

ITF finalsEdit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 8 (3–5)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 4 November 1991 ITF Ljusdal, Sweden Carpet (i)   Michaela Seibold 6–3, 6–2
Winner 2. 13 January 1992 ITF Helsinki, Finland Carpet (i)   Sofie Albinus 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 29 June 1992 ITF Ronneby, Sweden Clay   Marion Maruska 6–4, 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 31 August 1992 ITF Klagenfurt, Austria Clay   Ruxandra Dragomir 4–6, 3–6
Winner 5. 30 October 1995 ITF Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Anna-Karin Svensson 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 23 September 1996 ITF Limoges, France Hard (i)   Dominique Monami 6–2, 6–7(4), 1–6
Runner-up 7. 8 April 2001 ITF Boynton Beach, United States Clay   Henrieta Nagyová 6–3, 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 8. 11 July 2004 ITF Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Magda Mihalache 1–6, 6–3, 5–7

Doubles: 8 (6–2)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 22 October 1990 ITF Neumünster, Germany Clay   Marie Linusson   Anke Marchl
  Christina Singer-Bath
2–6, 5–7
Winner 2. 13 January 1992 ITF Helsinki, Finland Carpet (i)   Marielle Wallin   Anne Aallonen
  Marja-Liisa Kuurne
0–6, 7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 28 June 1993 ITF Ronneby, Sweden Clay   Marielle Wallin   Catarina Bernstein
  Shannon Peters
6–2, 6–7(5), 6–7(5)
Winner 4. 7 March 1999 ITF Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Laurence Courtois   Laura Golarsa
  Irina Selyutina
6–3, 5–7, 6–0
Winner 5. 19 September 1999 ITF Bordeaux, France Clay   Émilie Loit   Lubomira Bacheva
  Cristina Torrens Valero
6–2, 7–6(1)
Winner 6. 11 October 1999 ITF Bordeaux, France Hard (i)   Émilie Loit   Alexandra Fusai
  Rita Grande
6–2, 7–6(5)
Winner 7. 28 October 2003 ITF Nottingham, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Helena Ejeson   Yvonne Doyle
  Karen Nugent
6–3, 7–6(11)
Winner 8. 15 February 2004 ITF Midland, United States Hard (i)   Sofia Arvidsson   Allison Baker
  Tara Snyder
7–6(5), 6–2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tenniskarriären över för Åsa Svensson" (in Swedish). Expressen. 10 January 2005. Retrieved 4 February 2021.

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