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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 number 28 of the world.

Åsa Svensson
Country (sports) Sweden
ResidenceVästerås, Sweden
Born (1975-06-16) 16 June 1975 (age 44)
Surahammar, Sweden
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1992
Retired2004
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$ 1,569,134
Singles
Career record322 - 287
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
Career titles7 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 28 (9 October 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1999,2001)
French Open2R (1995,96,2001,02)
Wimbledon2R (1994,95,96,2000,2002)
US Open3R (2002)

BiographyEdit

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

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles: 4 (2–2)Edit

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0-1) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (2-1) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 9 May 1994 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Amanda Coetzer 1–6, 6–7
Runner-up 2. 10 April 1995 Houston, United States Clay   Steffi Graf 1–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 8 November 1999 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard   Erika deLone 6–2, 6–4
Winner 2. 29 April 2002 Bol, Croatia Clay   Iva Majoli 6–3, 4–6, 6–1

Doubles: 16 (7–9)Edit

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (1-3) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (3-3) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (3-3) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 17 February 1994 Linz, Austria Carpet (i)   Caroline Schneider   Eugenia Maniokova
  Leila Meskhi
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 27 July 1998 Sopot, Poland Clay   Seda Noorlander   Kveta Peschke
  Helena Vildová
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 9 August 1998 Istanbul, Turkey Hard   Florencia Labat   Meike Babel
  Laurence Courtois
0–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 12 July 1999 Palermo, Italy Clay   Sonya Jeyaseelan   Tina Križan
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–4, 3–6, 0–6
Winner 5. 21 November 1999 Pattaya City, Thailand Hard   Émilie Loit   Evgenia Koulikovskaya
  Patricia Wartusch
6–1, 6–4
Runner–up 6. 7 February 2000 Paris, France Carpet (i)   Émilie Loit   Julie Halard-Decugis
  Sandrine Testud
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 14 February 2000 Hanover, Germany Hard (i)   Natasha Zvereva   Silvia Farina Elia
  Karina Habšudová
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 17 July 2000 Sopot, Poland Clay   Rita Grande   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 9. 24 February 2001 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Karina Habšudová   Yayuk Basuki
  Caroline Vis
0–6, 6–4, 2–6
Winner 10. 29 July 2001 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Lubomira Bacheva   María José Martínez Sánchez
  María Emilia Salerni
6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–1
Winner 11. 11 November 2001 Pattaya City, Thailand Hard   Iroda Tulyaganova   Liezel Huber
  Wynne Prakusya
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 12. 30 December 2001 Gold Coast, Australia Hard   Miriam Oremans   Meghann Shaughnessy
  Justine Henin
1–6, 6–7(6)
Runner-up 13. 14 April 2002 Amelia Island, United States Clay   María Emilia Salerni   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Daniela Hantuchová
4–6, 2–6
Winner 14. 17 February 2003 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Katarina Srebotnik   Tina Križan
  Tatiana Perebiynis
6–2, 6–1
Winner 15. 2 March 2003 Acapulco, Mexico Clay   Émilie Loit   Petra Mandula
  Patricia Wartusch
6–3, 6–1
Winner 16. 22 February 2004 Memphis, United States Carpet   Meilen Tu   Maria Sharapova
  Vera Zvonareva
6–4, 7–6(0)

ITF finalsEdit

Singles Finals (3-5)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 4 November 1991 Ljusdal, Sweden Carpet (i)   Michaela Seibold 6–3, 6–2
Winner 2. 13 January 1992 Helsinki, Finland Carpet (i)   Sofie Albinus 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 29 June 1992 Ronneby, Sweden Clay   Marion Maruska 6–4, 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 31 August 1992 Klagenfurt, Austria Clay   Ruxandra Dragomir 4–6, 3–6
Winner 5. 30 October 1995 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Anna-Karin Svensson 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 23 September 1996 Limoges, France Hard (i)   Dominique Monami 6–2, 6–7(4-7), 1–6
Runner-up 7. 8 April 2001 Boynton Beach, United States Clay   Henrieta Nagyová 6–3, 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 8. 11 July 2004 Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Magda Mihalache 1–6, 6–3, 5–7

Doubles (6–2)Edit

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

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