Benjamas Sangaram

Benjamas Sangaram (born 11 January 1975) is a former professional tennis player from Thailand. She represented Thailand at three Olympic Games, in 1992, 1996 and 2000.[1]

Benjamas Sangaram
Full nameBenjamas Sangaram
Country (sports) Thailand
Born (1975-01-11) 11 January 1975 (age 46)
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Height164 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Retired2000
Prize money$69,223
Singles
Career record92-146
Career titles0 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 298 (16 September 1996)
Doubles
Career record122-122
Career titles0 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 134 (29 September 1997)

BiographyEdit

Born in Chiang Mai, Sangaram first played for the Thailand Fed Cup team as a 16-year old in 1991. She appeared in a total of 21 ties during her Fed Cup career, mostly as a doubles player.

She debuted on the WTA Tour in 1992 at her home event, the Thailand Open, which she competed in regularly throughout her career. Most of her main draw singles appearances were at the Thailand Open but she also made the second round at Surabaya in 1995. It was in doubles that she had the most success, reaching a best ranking of 134 in the world.

Partnering Tamarine Tanasugarn, Sangaram made the women's doubles quarter-finals at both the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics.[2] At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney the pair upset Japanese fourth seeds Nana Miyagi and Ai Sugiyama from Japan, then in the quarter-finals held a match point, before losing to eventual silver medalists Kristie Boogert and Miriam Oremans from the Netherlands.[3]

ITF finalsEdit

Legend
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (1–0)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 17 October 1999 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Satomi Kinjo 6-4, 6-3

Doubles (9–7)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 2 September 1991 Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Suvimol Duangchan   Li Fang
  Tang Min
4–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 15 November 1992 Manila, Philippines Hard   Suvimol Duangchan   Mia Fernandez
  Evangelina Olivarez
6–1, 6–3
Winner 3. 22 November 1992 Nonthaburi, Thailand Hard   Suvimol Duangchan   Seiko Ichioka
  Sandy Sureephong
6-4, 6-7, 6-3
Runner-up 4. 9 May 1994 Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Hard   Irawati Iskandar   Anori Fukuda
  Keiko Nagatomi
6–7, 3–6
Winner 5. 2 April 1995 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Lisa Tang   Yuko Hosoki
  Park In-sook
5-7, 7-5, 6-3
Winner 6. 18 September 1995 Samut Prakan, Thailand Hard   Tamarine Tanasugarn   Agustine Limanto
  Maria Widyadharma
7-5, 1-6, 6-4
Runner-up 7. 5 May 1996 Seoul, South Korea Hard   Choi Young-ja   Catherine Barclay
  Kerry-Anne Guse
1-6, 2-6
Runner-up 8. 2 June 1996 Taipei, Chinese Taipei Hard   Julie Huang   Miyako Ataka
  Keiko Ishida
6-7, 3-6
Runner-up 9. 11 August 1996 Tarakan, Indonesia Hard   Jeon Mi-ra   Annabel Ellwood
  Kerry-Anne Guse
3-6, 2-6
Winner 10. 17 May 1997 Caboolture, Australia Clay   Shinobu Asagoe   Nannie de Villiers
  Lisa McShea
6–4, 7–5
Winner 11. 24 May 1997 Gympie, Australia Clay   Shinobu Asagoe   Nannie de Villiers
  Lisa McShea
5-7, 6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 12. 31 May 1997 Bundaberg, Australia Clay   Shinobu Asagoe   Nannie de Villiers
  Lisa McShea
6-4, 1-6, 1-6
Runner-up 13. 7 June 1997 Ipswich, Australia Clay   Shinobu Asagoe   Nannie de Villiers
  Lisa McShea
4-6, 6-3, 5-7
Winner 14. 3 August 1997 Bandung, Indonesia Hard   Keiko Ishida   Tomoe Hotta
  Yoriko Yamagishi
6-2, 3-6, 6-4
Winner 15. 6 April 1998 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Wynne Prakusya   Petra Gáspár
  Ludmila Varmužová
7–6(1), 1–6, 6–3
Winner 16. 18 October 1999 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Liza Andriyani   Rushmi Chakravarthi
  Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram
6–0, 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Benjamas Sangaram - Olympic Tennis". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Benjamas Sangaram Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Dubbele zoenen na dubbele zege". De Volkskrant (in Dutch). 26 September 2000. Retrieved 6 May 2018.

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