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Catherine ("Cathy") Tanvier (born 28 May 1965) is a former tennis player from France.

Catherine Tanvier
Country (sports) France
Born (1965-05-28) 28 May 1965 (age 54)
Toulouse, France
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Retired2000
PlaysRight-handed (double-handed backhand)
Prize money$706,054
Singles
Career record205-198
Career titles1 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 20 (27 September 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1989, 1990, 1991)
French Open4R (1983, 1988)
Wimbledon4R (1985)
US Open2R (1981, 1983, 1984, 1986)
Doubles
Career record285-180
Career titles9 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 16 (21 December 1986)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1980, 1989)
French OpenSF (1983)
WimbledonQF (1986)
US Open3R (1984)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1988)
Wimbledon3R (1983, 1985)
US Open2R (1984)

She peaked at number 20 in 1984, and won one singles and nine doubles titles on the WTA Tour.

CareerEdit

In 1982, Tanvier became Wimbledon girls' singles champion after defeating first-seeded Helena Suková in the final in straight sets.[1]

Tanvier won one singles title on the WTA Tour at the 1983 Freiburg Open clay court tournament, defeating Laura Arraya in the final in straight sets.

At the Wimbledon Championships she reached the fourth round in the singles event in 1985, which she lost to eight-seeded Zina Garrison.[2] Reaching the fourth round was also her best singles result at the Australian Open (1989, 1990, 1991) and French Open (1983, 1988).[3] Her best career result at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the semifinal of the 1983 French Open women's doubles event with Ivanna Madruga.

Tanvier published two biographies; in 2007 she wrote Déclassée – de Roland-Garros au RMI,[a][4] and in 2013 published Détraquements, de la colère à la torpeur.[5][6]

In 2010, she made her debut as an actress in Jean-Luc Godard's Film Socialisme.

She now lives in Nice, France.

WTA Tour career finalsEdit

Singles (1–4)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1 March 1982 Hershey, United States Hard (i)   Andrea Temesvári 4–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 11 July 1983 Freiburg, West Germany Clay   Laura Arraya 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 24 October 1983 Filderstadt, West Germany Carpet (i)   Martina Navratilova 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 29 October 1986 Hilversum, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Helena Suková 2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 5. 17 February 1992 Cesena, Italy Carpet (i)   Mary Pierce 1–6, 1–6

Doubles (9–12)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 1
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 2
Titles by surface
Hard 1
Clay 4
Grass 0
Carpet 2
Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jul 1982 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Virginia Ruzici   Patricia Medrado
  Cláudia Monteiro
7–6, 6–2
Win 2–0 Aug 1982 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay   Ivanna Madruga   Joanne Russell
  Virginia Ruzici
7–5, 7–6
Loss 2–1 May 1983 Perugia, Italy Clay   Ivanna Madruga   Virginia Ruzici
  Virginia Wade
3–6, 6–2, 1–6
Loss 2–2 Jul 1983 Hittfeld, West Germany Clay   Ivanna Madruga   Bettina Bunge
  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
5–7, 4–6
Loss 2–3 Oct 1983 Filderstadt, West Germany Carpet (i)   Virginia Ruzici   Martina Navratilova
  Candy Reynolds
2–6, 1–6
Loss 2–4 Dec 1984 Tokyo, Japan Carpet (i)   Elizabeth Smylie   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
4–6, 1–6
Loss 2–5 May 1985 German Open, West Germany Clay   Steffi Graf   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
4–6, 1–6
Win 3–5 Nov 1985 Hilversum, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Marcella Mesker   Sandra Cecchini
  Sabrina Goleš
6–2, 6–2
Loss 3–6 Apr 1986 Hilton Head, U.S. Clay   Steffi Graf   Chris Evert-Lloyd
  Anne White
3–6, 3–6
Loss 3–7 Apr 1986 Amelia Island, U.S. Clay   Gabriela Sabatini   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
2–6, 7–5, 6–7
Win 4–7 May 1986 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Iva Budařová   Petra Huber
  Petra Keppeler
6–2, 6–1
Loss 4–8 Oct 1986 Hilversum, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Tine Scheuer-Larsen   Kathy Jordan
  Helena Suková
5–7, 1–6
Loss 4–9 Oct 1986 Brighton, Great Britain Carpet (i)   Tine Scheuer-Larsen   Steffi Graf
  Helena Suková
4–6, 4–6
Loss 4–10 May 1987 European Open, Switzerland Clay   Laura Gildemeister   Betsy Nagelsen
  Elizabeth Smylie
6–4, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 4–11 Oct 1987 Brighton, Great Britain Carpet (i)   Tine Scheuer-Larsen   Kathy Jordan
  Helena Suková
5–7, 1–6
Win 5–11 Jul 1988 Nice, France Clay   Catherine Suire   Isabelle Demongeot
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–4, 4–6, 6–2
Win 6–11 Jul 1988 Aix-en-Provence, France Clay   Nathalie Herreman   Sandra Cecchini
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–4, 7–5
Win 7–11 Oct 1989 Bayonne, France Hard (i)   Manon Bollegraf   Elna Reinach
  Raffaella Reggi
7–6, 7–5
Win 8–11 Sep 1990 Bayonne, France Hard (i)   Louise Field   Jo-Anne Faull
  Rachel McQuillan
7–6, 6–7, 7–6
Loss 8–12 Sep 1991 Bayonne, France Carpet (i)   Rachel McQuillan   Patricia Tarabini
  Nathalie Tauziat
3–6, ret.
Win 9–12 Feb 1992 Cesena, Italy Carpet (i)   Catherine Suire   Sabine Appelmans
  Raffaella Reggi
w/o

ITF finalsEdit

Legend
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (3–1)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 5 July 1981 Limoges, France Clay   Liliana Giussani 1–6, 1–6
Winner 2. 26 November 1981 Ringwood North, Australia Hard   Debbie Chesterton 6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. 9 November 1981 South Yarra, Australia Hard   Sophie Amiach 6–3, 6–1
Winner 4. 27 March 1989 Bayonne, France Hard   Pascale Etchemendy 6–2, 6–4

Doubles (10–6)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 26 April 1981 Bournemouth, Great Britain Clay   Sophie Amiach   Jo Durie
  Debbie Jevans
0–6, 1–6
Winner 2. 5 July 1981 Arcachon, France Clay   Laura Araya   Florența Mihai
  Carmen Perea
6–3, 7–5
Winner 3. 2 November 1981 Frankston, Australia Hard   Sophie Amiach   Kym Ruddell
  Gwen Warnock
6–4, 6–2
Winner 4. 1 February 1982 Ogden, United States Carpet (i)   Iva Budařová   Yvona Brzáková
  Marcela Skuherská
6–3, 6–2
Winner 5. 8 February 1982 Bakersfield, United States Carpet (i)   Cláudia Monteiro   Diane Desfor
  Barbara Hallquist
7–6, 2–6, 6–3
Winner 6. 19 January 1987 Bayonne, France Hard   Virginia Ruzici   Iwona Kuczynska
  Corinne Vanier
6–3, 6–2
Winner 7. 21 March 1988 Bayonne, France Hard   Pascale Paradis   Carin Bakkum
  Simone Schilder
4–6, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 8. 27 March 1989 Moulins, France Hard   Sandrine Testud   Mara Eijkenboom
  Noëlle van Lottum
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 26 March 1990 Limoges, France Carpet   Sandrine Testud   Ann Devries
  Iwona Kuczyńska
3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 10. 19 September 1994 Marseille, France Clay   Madeline Sánchez   Marta Cano
  Cristina De Subijana
6–3, 6–2
Winner 11. 12 December 1994 Mildura, France Grass   Vanessa Webb   Catherine Barclay
  Louise Pleming
7–6(4), 4–6, 6–3
Winner 12. 20 March 1995 Moulins, France Hard   Nathalie Dechy   Jessica Fernandez
  Aarthi Venkatesan
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 13. 27 November 1995 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard   Maja Murić   Annabel Ellwood
  Kirrily Sharpe
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 14. 18 March 1996 Reims, France Hard (i)   Siobhan Drake-Brockman   Giulia Casoni
  Flora Perfetti
3–6, 6–4, 0–6
Runner-up 15. 15 March 1999 Urtijëi, Italy Hard   Maria Elena Camerin   Dawn Buth
  Rebecca Jensen
2–6, 6–3, 6–7
Runner-up 16. 12 April 1996 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Hard   Louise Pleming   Karen Cross
  Amanda Grahame
4–6, 6–3, 6–7

NotesEdit

  1. ^ RMI stands for Revenu minimum d'insertion, a form of social welfare in France.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Catherine Tanvier (FRA) – Ladies' Singles" (PDF). www.wimbledon.com. AELTC.
  2. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – Catherine Tanvier". www.wimbledon.com. AELTC.
  3. ^ "Australian Open players – Catherine Tanvier". www.ausopen.com. Tennis Australia.
  4. ^ Alison Healy (28 March 2009). "Serving up the dark side of tennis". The Irish Times.
  5. ^ Sabrina Champenois (5 April 2013). "Catherine Tanvier, du court à l'écrit" (in French). La Libération.
  6. ^ Laurent Chignaguet (8 April 2013). "Catherine Tanvier: "J'ai de la colère à évacuer"" (in French). Le Figaro.

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