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Barbara Romanò (born 14 January 1965) is a former professional tennis player from Italy.

Barbara Romanò
Full nameBarbara Romanò
Country (sports) Italy
Born (1965-01-14) 14 January 1965 (age 54)
Prize money$103,090
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 74 (23 October 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open2R (1988, 1990)
Wimbledon1R (1988, 1990)
US Open1R (1989)
Doubles
Highest rankingNo. 88 (25 September 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (1985, 1989)
Wimbledon1R (1989, 1990)
US Open1R (1989, 1990)

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BiographyEdit

Romanò, who comes from Tuscany, began competing on tour in 1983 and reached a best singles ranking of 74 in the world.[1]

Her best performance in singles on the WTA Tour was a semi-final appearance at the 1989 Vitosha New Otani Open in Sofia and she twice reached the second round of the French Open.[2]

As a doubles player she was runner-up in two WTA Tour tournaments, both in her home country: the 1985 Italian Open and 1990 Torneo Internazionale.

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Doubles (0-2)Edit

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss May, 1985 Taranto, Italy $50,000 Clay   Patrizia Murgo   Sandra Cecchini
  Raffaella Reggi
6–1, 4–6, 3–6
Loss July, 1990 Palermo, Italy $75,000 Clay   Florencia Labat   Laura Garrone
  Karin Kschwendt
2–6, 4–6

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (9-1)Edit

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. May 6, 1985 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Hard   Dianne Van Rensburg 6-1, 6-4
Winner 2. July 15, 1985 Subiaco, Italy Clay   Mariana Pérez Roldán 7-6, 6-1
Winner 3. July 22, 1985 Sezze, Italy Clay   Mariana Pérez Roldán 6-2, 6-4
Winner 4. July 29, 1985 Neumünster, West Germany Clay   Hellas ter Riet 6-3, 0-6, 7-5
Winner 5. July 28, 1986 Sezze, Italy Clay   Laura Golarsa 6-2, 6-2
Winner 6. September 29, 1986 Sibenik, Yugoslavia Clay   Radka Zrubáková 6-2, 6-2
Runner-up 7. June 22, 1987 Francaville, Italy Clay   Federica Bonsignori 6-1, 6-7, 4-6
Winner 8. March 28, 1988 Rome, Italy Clay   Stefania Dalla Valle 6-3, 6-1
Winner 9. June 10, 1991 Rome, Italy Clay   Janette Husárová 7-5, 2-6, 6-3
Winner 10. August 26, 1991 Ronchis, Italy Clay   Maja Palaveršić 6-2, 6-1

Doubles (9-3)Edit

Outcome No Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. July 2, 1984 Carpi, Italy Clay   Antonella Canapi   Elizabeth Lazzeri
  Andrea Meister
7-5, 4-6, 6-4
Runner-up 2. July 30, 1984 Sezze, Italy Clay   Patrizia Murgo   Antonella Canapi
  Isabelle Villaverde
6–3, 5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 3. August 6, 1984 Subiaco, Italy Clay   Patrizia Murgo   Hana Fukárková
  Lea Plchová
4–6, 6–2, 4–6
Winner 4. April 15, 1985 Caserta, Italy Clay   Patrizia Murgo   Gabriela Dinu
  Sabina Simmonds
4-6, 7-5, 6-4
Winner 5. April 22, 1985 Monviso, Italy Clay   Patrizia Murgo   Mariana Pérez Roldán
  Patricia Tarabini
7-6, 7-5
Winner 6. July 15, 1985 Subiaco, Italy Clay   Patrizia Murgo   Mariana Pérez Roldán
  Patricia Tarabini
6-2, 6-1
Winner 7. July 22, 1985 Sezze, Italy Clay   Patrizia Murgo   Mariana Pérez Roldán
  Patricia Tarabini
3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Winner 8. September 22, 1986 Bol, Yugoslavia Clay   Silvia La Fratta   Denisa Krajčovičová
  Alice Noháčová
7-5, 6-3
Runner-up 9. July 6, 1987 Paliano, Italy Clay   Laura Lapi   Yayuk Basuki
  Suzanna Wibowo
4–6, 6–2, 0–6
Winner 10. September 5, 1988 Agliana, Italy Clay   Marzia Grossi   Anne Aallonen
  Nanne Dahlman
4-6, 7-6, 6-4
Winner 11. April 10, 1989 Palermo, Italy Clay   Marzia Grossi   Rachel McQuillan
  Kristine Kunce
6-3, 6-2
Winner 12. August 26, 1991 Ronchis, Italy Clay   Marzia Grossi   Maja Palaveršić
  Monika Kratochvílová
6-4, 7-5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "La Storia – Match Ball Firenze" (in Italian). matchball.it. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  2. ^ "French Open; A Teen-Ager Knocks Off Mandlikova". New York Times. 26 May 1988. Retrieved 3 August 2018.

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