Alexia Dechaume-Balleret

Alexia Dechaume-Balleret (born 3 May 1970) is a former professional tennis player from France.

Alexia Dechaume-Balleret
Country (sports) France
Born (1970-05-03) 3 May 1970 (age 51)
Retired2000
Prize moneyUS$ 949,605
Singles
Career record234-229
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 46 (17 August 1992)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1991, 1992)
French Open4R (1994)
Wimbledon3R (1990)
US Open3R (1994)
Doubles
Career record165-173
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 22 (22 March 1993)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1989)
French Open2R (1990, 91, 92, 1994, 95, 96, 1998)
Wimbledon3R (1988, 1996)
US Open3R (1996)

In her career, she reached three finals on the WTA Tour: at Taranto in 1990, she lost to Raffaella Reggi, and in New York in 1991, she lost to Brenda Schultz-McCarthy at Schenectady, both Tier V tournaments. At the Tier IV event in Cardiff in 1997, she lost to Virginia Ruano Pascual in the final, 1–6, 6–3, 2–6.

Her best Grand Slam performance was the fourth round at the 1994 French Open. As a wild-card entrant and the world No. 197, she beat Emanuela Zardo, Wiltrud Probst and Marzia Grossi, then lost to third seed Conchita Martínez, 1–6, 2–6.

She achieved more notable success in doubles, winning six titles, four with Florencia Labat, and ranking as high as No. 22 in the WTA rankings. On 17 August 1992, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 46.

She retired after a first-round defeat at the hands of Emmanuelle Gagliardi, at the 2000 Australian Open.

Dechaume-Balleret is married to Bernard Balleret.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (3 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam
Tier I
Tier II
Tier III
Tier IV & V
Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 May 1990 Ilva Trophy Taranto, Italy Clay   Raffaella Reggi 6–3, 0–6, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Aug 1991 Schenectady Open, United States Hard   Brenda Schultz 6–7, 2–6
Loss 0–3 May 1997 Welsh International Open, Wales Clay   Virginia Ruano Pascual 1–6, 6–3, 2–6

Doubles: 11 (6 titles, 5 runner-ups)Edit

Winner - Legend
Grand Slam 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 1
Tier IV & V 5
Finals by surface
Hard 2
Clay 4
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Sep 1988 Clarins Open Paris, France Clay   Emmanuelle Derly   Louise Field
  Nathalie Herreman
6–0, 6–2
Loss 1–1 Sep 1990 Clarins Open Paris Clay   Nathalie Herreman   Kristin Godridge
  Kirrily Sharpe
6–4, 3–6, 1–6
Win 2–1 May 1991 Ilva Trophy Taranto, Italy Clay   Florencia Labat   Laura Golarsa
  Ann Grossman
6–2, 7–5
Loss 2–2 Sep 1991 Clarins Open Paris Clay   Julie Halard   Petra Langrová
  Radomira Zrubáková
4–6, 4–6
Win 3–2 Jul 1992 Gastein Ladies, Austria Clay   Florencia Labat   Amanda Coetzer
  Wiltrud Probst
6–3, 6–3
Win 4–2 Jul 1992 San Marino Open Clay   Florencia Labat   Sandra Cecchini
  Laura Garrone
7–6, 7–5
Win 5–2 Aug 1992 Schenectady Open, United States Hard   Florencia Labat   Ginger Helgeson
  Shannan McCarthy
6–3, 1–6, 6–2
Loss 5–3 Aug 1995 San Diego Open, United States Hard   Sandrine Testud   Gigi Fernández
  Natalia Zvereva
2–6, 1–6
Loss 5–4 May 1996 Bol Ladies Open, Croatia Clay   Alexandra Fusai   Laura Montalvo
  Paola Suárez
7–6, 3–6, 4–6
Win 6–4 Apr 1997 Tokyo Championships, Japan Hard   Rika Hiraki   Kerry-Anne Guse
  Corina Morariu
6–4, 6–2
Loss 6–5 Jan 1999 Hobart International, Australia Hard   Émilie Loit   Mariaan de Swardt
  Elena Tatarkova
1–6, 2–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

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

Singles: 2 (1–1)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 21 March 1988 ITF Bayonne, France Hard   Nathalie Guerrée-Spitzer 6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1. 17 May 1998 ITF Porto, Portugal Clay   Anna Smashnova 2–6, 2–6

Doubles: 1 (1–0)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 26 February 1990 ITF Wels, Austria Clay   Pascale Paradis   Hana Fukárková
  Denisa Krajčovičová
6–3, 6–2

Head-to-head records against other players in the top 10Edit

External linksEdit