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Amélie Cocheteux (born 27 March 1978, in Amiens, France) is a former professional tennis player from France. She reached her career high ranking of No. 55 in the world on 10 May 1999. She defeated world number ten Nathalie Tauziat in the Prostějov tournament in 1999. As a junior, she won the 1995 French Open title.

Amélie Cocheteux
Country (sports) France
Born (1978-03-27) 27 March 1978 (age 41)
Amiens, France
Turned pro1993
Retired2001
Prize money$422.851
Singles
Career record165-145
Career titles4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 55 (10 May 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2000)
French Open2R (1997)
Wimbledon2R (1999)
US Open3R (1999)
Doubles
Career record52–69
Highest rankingNo. 61 (18 September 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2000)
French OpenQF (2000)
WimbledonQF (2000)
US Open1R (1999)

In 2000, Cocheteux and another French player, Anne-Gaëlle Sidot, were accused of racism by Alexandra Stevenson. Cocheteux allegedly used a racial remark to Stevenson whilst bumping into her in the locker room.[1] Cocheteux denied the claims, and no action was taken by the WTA Tour.[2]

Cocheteux's results seriously deteriorated throughout the year, ending it with an 8–26 record and dropping out of the top 100. In 2001, she played just three events on the ITF circuit, losing first round in all of them, and stopped playing on the women's tour at the age of just 23.

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WTA finalsEdit

Doubles (0–1)Edit

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Tier I (0/0) Premier Mandatory (0/0)
Tier II (0/0) Premier 5 (0/0)
Tier III (0/0) Premier (0/0)
Tier IV & V (0/1) International (0/1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 9 May 1999 Warsaw, Poland Clay   Janette Husárová   Cătălina Cristea
  Irina Selyutina
1–6, 2–6

ITF FinalsEdit

Singles Finals (4-5)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
Runner-up 1. 17 April 1995 Murcia, Spain Clay   Ana Alcázar 0–6, 1–6
Winner 2. 14 May 1995 Le Touquet, France Clay   Patty Van Acker 6-2, 6-1
Runner-up 3. 11 February 1996 Mar del Plata, Argentina Clay   Gloria Pizzichini 2-6, 4-6
Runner-up 4. 3 November 1996 Poitiers, France Hard (i)   Noëlle van Lottum 6-1, 3-6, 2-6
Winner 5. 22 June 1997 Marseille, France Clay   Mirjana Lučić-Baroni 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
Runner-up 6. 2 November 1997 Poitiers, France Clay   Kristie Boogert 4-6, 5-7
Winner 7. 7 June 1998 Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass   Seda Noorlander 6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 8. 18 October 1998 Southampton, United Kingdom Carpet (i)   Anne-Gaëlle Sidot 5-7, 4-6
Winner 9. 25 October 1998 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i)   Stéphanie Foretz 6-1, 6-1

Doubles Finals (0-3)Edit

Outcome No Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 7 November 1994 Giza, Egypt Clay   Caroline Toyre   Ágnes Muzamel
  Christina Zachariadou
7-6(8–6), 2-6, 3-6
Runner-up 2. 18 October 1998 Southampton, United Kingdom Carpet (i)   Émilie Loit   Els Callens
  Laurence Courtois
2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 3. 25 October 1998 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i)   Émilie Loit   Lenka Cenková
  Eva Martincová
6-3, 4-6, 5-7

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