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 49)
Retired2000
Prize money$949,605
Singles
Career record234-229
Career titles1 ITF
Highest ranking46 (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 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking22 (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 to Brenda Schultz-McCarthy at Schenectady, New York in 1991, both Tier V tournaments. At the Tier IV event in Cardiff in 1997, she lost to Virginia Ruano Pascual in the final 6–1, 3–6, 6–2.

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 before losing to third seed Conchita Martínez 1–6, 2–6.

She achieved more notable success in doubles, winning six titles, four with Florencia Labat, and going 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 quit tennis 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 (0–3)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. 6 May 1990 Taranto, Italy Clay   Raffaella Reggi 6–3, 0–6, 2–6
Loss 2. 25 August 1991 Schenectady, U.S. Hard   Brenda Schultz 6–7, 2–6
Loss 3. 18 May 1997 Cardiff, Wales Clay   Virginia Ruano Pascual 1–6, 6–3, 2–6

Doubles: 11 (6–5)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 1
Tier IV & V 5
Titles by surface
Hard 2
Clay 4
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 25 September 1988 Paris, France Clay   Emmanuelle Derly   Louise Field
  Nathalie Herreman
6–0, 6–2
Loss 1. 23 September 1990 Paris, France Clay   Nathalie Herreman   Kristin Godridge
  Kirrily Sharpe
6–4, 3–6, 1–6
Win 2. 5 May 1991 Taranto, Italy Clay   Florencia Labat   Laura Golarsa
  Ann Grossman
6–2, 7–5
Loss 2. 22 September 1991 Paris, France Clay   Julie Halard   Petra Langrová
  Radomira Zrubáková
4–6, 4–6
Win 3. 12 July 1992 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Florencia Labat   Amanda Coetzer
  Wiltrud Probst
6–3, 6–3
Win 4. 26 July 1992 San Marino Clay   Florencia Labat   Sandra Cecchini
  Laura Garrone
7–6, 7–5
Win 5. 30 August 1992 Schenectady, United States Hard   Florencia Labat   Ginger Helgeson
  Shannan McCarthy
6–3, 1–6, 6–2
Loss 3. 6 August 1995 San Diego, United States Hard   Sandrine Testud   Gigi Fernández
  Natalia Zvereva
2–6, 1–6
Loss 4. 5 May 1996 Bol, Croatia Clay   Alexandra Fusai   Laura Montalvo
  Paola Suárez
7–6, 3–6, 4–6
Win 6. 20 April 1997 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Rika Hiraki   Kerry-Anne Guse
  Corina Morariu
6–4, 6–2
Loss 5. 16 January 1999 Hobart, Australia Hard   Émilie Loit   Mariaan de Swardt
  Elena Tatarkova
1–6, 2–6

ITF finalsEdit

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

Singles (1–1)Edit

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

Doubles (1–0)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 26 February 1990 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