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Céline Meinecke-Cohen (born 5 March 1967) is a former professional tennis player from Switzerland.

Céline Cohen
Full nameCéline Meinecke-Cohen
Country (sports)  Switzerland
Born (1967-03-05) 5 March 1967 (age 52)
Prize money$87,250
Singles
Career record57–86
Highest rankingNo. 114 (7 November 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1988)
French Open3R (1990)
Doubles
Career record24–42
Highest rankingNo. 104 (17 July 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1988, 1989)
French Open1R (1987, 1988, 1989)

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BiographyEdit

Tennis careerEdit

Cohen, who grew up in Cartigny near Geneva, represented Switzerland in 11 Federation Cup ties, the first in 1986.[1]

Her best performance in a grand slam tournament came at the 1988 Australian Open, where she made it to the round of 16. After beating Jill Hetherington to start her run, she won two close matches, over Catherine Suire 11–9 in the final set and then Lea Antonoplis 9–7 in the decider. She lost in the round of 16 to third seed Chris Evert.[2]

She reached her career high singles ranking of 114 in the world in 1988. The following year she had a win over world number 17 Lori McNeil at the 1989 European Open held in Geneva.[3] She retired from professional tennis after the 1991 season.

Personal lifeEdit

Cohen is married to German tennis player Tore Meinecke and has three children.[4] She is Jewish.[5]

ITF finalsEdit

Doubles (0–2)Edit

Legend
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 / $15,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 28 July 1986 Neumünster, West Germany Clay   Susana Villaverde   Denisa Krajčovičová
  Alice Noháčová
6-7, 3-6
Runner-up 2. 30 March 1987 Limoges, France Clay   Eva Krapl   Isabelle Demongeot
  Nathalie Tauziat
5-7, 2-6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ecole de Tennis Suisse vers Nyon / Genève / Lausanne" (in French). Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Australian Open; Shriver Is Upset; Mandlikova Gains". The New York Times. 18 January 1988. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Tennis Roundup : After Loss, Evert May Skip Paris". Los Angeles Times. 25 May 1989. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Der Fall Schumacher: Wie das Koma Tore Meineckes Leben veränderte". Die Welt (in German). 31 January 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  5. ^ "How they fared in the French Open". Jewish Post. 20 June 1990. Retrieved 3 June 2018.

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