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Anna-Maria "Sandra" Cecchini (Italian pronunciation: [ˈsandra tʃekˈkiːni]; born 27 February 1965) is a retired professional tennis player from Italy.

Sandra Cecchini
Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceCerva, Italy and Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1965-02-27) 27 February 1965 (age 54)
Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
Height1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Turned pro1984
Retired1999
PlaysRight-handed (one handed-backhand)
Prize money$1,314,473
Singles
Career record340–235
Career titles12 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 15 (14 March 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1996)
French OpenQF (1985)
Wimbledon2R (1984, 1985, 1994)
US Open3R (1985, 1987, 1994)
Doubles
Career record211–182
Career titles11 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 22 (13 September 1993)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1996)
French OpenSF (1993)
Wimbledon3R (1995)
US OpenQF (1993)
Team competitions
Fed Cup16–17

Contents

CareerEdit

Cecchini turned professional in 1984. She won 12 singles and 11 doubles titles on the WTA Tour. She had career wins over Chris Evert, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Gabriela Sabatini, Nathalie Tauziat, Natasha Zvereva, and Anke Huber. Her most notable Grand Slam performance came at the French Open in 1985, when she reached the quarterfinals. In March 1988, she achieved her highest singles ranking of world No. 15.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 18 (12–6)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (0–1)
Tier IV (1–1)
Tier V (5–3)
Virginia Slims (6–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (10–5)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 23 April 1984 Taranto Clay   Sabrina Goleš 6–3, 7–5
Winner 2. 9 July 1984 Rio de Janeiro Hard   Adriana Villagrán 6–3, 6–3
Winner 3. 6 May 1985 Barcelona Clay   Raffaella Reggi 6–3, 6–4
Winner 4. 14 July 1986 Bregenz Clay   Mariana Pérez Roldán 6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 1. 18 May 1987 Strasbourg Clay   Carling Bassett 3–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 6 July 1987 Båstad Clay   Catarina Lindqvist 6–4, 6–4
Winner 6. 2 November 1987 Little Rock Hard (i)   Natalia Zvereva 0–6, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 7. 16 May 1988 Strasbourg Clay   Judith Wiesner 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 2. 4 July 1988 Båstad Clay   Isabel Cueto 5–7, 1–6
Winner 8. 11 July 1988 Nice Clay   Nathalie Tauziat 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 17 July 1989 Estoril Clay   Isabel Cueto 6–7(3–7), 2–6
Winner 9. 18 September 1989 Paris Clay   Regina Rajchrtová 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–1
Winner 10. 9 July 1990 Båstad Clay   Csilla Bartos 6–1, 6–2
Winner 11. 22 April 1991 Bol Clay   Magdalena Maleeva 6–4, 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 8 July 1991 Palermo Clay   Mary Pierce 0–6, 3–6
Winner 12. 14 September 1992 Paris Clay   Emanuela Zardo 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 19 September 1994 Moscow Carpet (i)   Magdalena Maleeva 5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 5 August 1996 Maria Lankowitz Clay   Barbara Paulus 15–40 ret.

Doubles: 22 (11–11)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (1–2)
Tier IV (3–3)
Tier V (5–3)
Virginia Slims (2–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (11–9)
Carpet (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 29 April 1985 Taranto Clay   Raffaella Reggi   Patrizia Murgo
  Barbara Romanò
1–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 4 November 1985 Hilversum Carpet (i)   Sabrina Goleš   Marcella Mesker
  Catherine Tanvier
2–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 21 April 1986 Charleston Clay   Sabrina Goleš   Laura Gildemeister
  Marcela Skuherská
4–6, 6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 6 July 1987 Båstad Clay   Patricia Tarabini   Penny Barg
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 28 September 1987 Paris Clay   Sabrina Goleš   Isabelle Demongeot
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–1, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 3. 4 July 1988 Båstad Clay   Mercedes Paz   Linda Ferrando
  Silvia La Fratta
6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 18 July 1988 Aix-en-Provence Clay   Arantxa Sánchez   Nathalie Herreman
  Catherine Tanvier
4–6, 5–7
Winner 4. 10 July 1989 Arcachon Clay   Patricia Tarabini   Mercedes Paz
  Brenda Schultz
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 5. 11 September 1989 Athens Clay   Patricia Tarabini   Silke Meier
  Elena Pampoulova
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 6. 18 September 1989 Paris Clay   Patricia Tarabini   Nathalie Herreman
  Catherine Suire
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 16 April 1990 Tampa Clay   Laura Gildemeister   Mercedes Paz
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
2–6, 0–6
Winner 7. 16 July 1990 Estoril Clay   Patricia Tarabini   Carin Bakkum
  Nicole Jagerman
1–6, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 10 September 1990 Kitzbühel Clay   Patricia Tarabini   Petra Langrová
  Radomira Zrubáková
0–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 22 April 1991 Bol Clay   Laura Garrone   Laura Golarsa
  Magdalena Maleeva
w/o
Runner-up 8. 15 July 1991 Kitzbühel Clay   Patricia Tarabini   Bettina Fulco
  Nicole Jagerman
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 20 July 1992 San Marino Clay   Laura Garrone   Alexia Dechaume
  Florencia Labat
6–7(6–8), 5–7
Winner 8. 14 September 1992 Paris Clay   Patricia Tarabini   Rachel McQuillan
  Noëlle van Lottum
7–5, 6–1
Winner 9. 26 July 1993 San Marino Clay   Patricia Tarabini   Florencia Labat
  Barbara Rittner
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 10. 18 October 1993 Budapest Carpet (i)   Patricia Tarabini   Inés Gorrochategui
  Caroline Vis
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 25 April 1994 Taranto Clay   Isabelle Demongeot   Irina Spîrlea
  Noëlle van Lottum
3–6, 6–2, 1–6
Winner 10. 25 July 1994 Styria Clay   Patricia Tarabini   Alexandra Fusai
  Karina Habšudová
7–5, 7–5
Winner 11. 11 September 1995 Warsaw Clay   Laura Garrone   Henrieta Nagyová
  Denisa Szabová
5–7, 6–2, 6–3

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (2–0)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 28 March 1983 Taranto, Italy Clay   Sabrina Goleš 6-7, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 2. 4 April 1983 Caserta, Italy Clay   Sabrina Goleš 2-6, 7–6, 6–2

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Career SR
Australian Open A A A NH A A A A A A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1
French Open A 1R QF 1R 1R 3R 1R 3R 4R 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 15
Wimbledon A 2R 2R 1R A A A 1R 1R A A 2R 1R A A A 0 / 7
US Open A 1R 3R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R A A 0 / 13
SR 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 36
Year-end ranking 121 49 49 73 18 21 26 20 27 34 55 33 106 73 204 196

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