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Cathy Caverzasio (born 28 September 1972) is a Swiss born former professional tennis player who represented both Italy and her native country.

Cathy Caverzasio
Full nameCathy Caverzasio
Country (sports) Italy
Born (1972-09-28) 28 September 1972 (age 46)
Geneva, Switzerland
Prize money$185,960
Highest rankingNo. 34 (30 April 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1991)
French Open2R (1989, 1990, 1991)
Wimbledon1R (1991)
US Open2R (1989)
Highest rankingNo. 45 (23 September 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1991)
French Open1R (1990, 1991, 1992)
Wimbledon1R (1991)
US Open2R (1989, 1991)



Caverzasio won her first ITF title as a 14 year old in 1987 and was aged only 16 when she first appeared for the Italy Fed Cup team in 1988.[1] On her Federation Cup debut she partnered with Laura Garrone to win the decisive doubles rubber in a World Group tie against Poland. As a junior Caverzasio was runner-up in the girls' doubles at two grand slam tournaments, 1988 US Open and 1989 French Open. Her best performance on the WTA Tour was a runner-up finish at the 1989 Mantegazza Cup in Taranto and the following year she reached her career best ranking of 34 in the world.[2]

In 1991 she switched allegiances to her country of birth Switzerland.[3] She was a member of the Swiss team which made it to the 1991 Federation Cup quarter-finals, where they were beaten by Czechoslovakia. For the doubles against Czechoslovakia she partnered with Manuela Maleeva in what was a dead rubber, which the Swiss pair won after their opponents Jana Novotna and Regina Rajchrtova lost the first set then abandoned the match in the second.

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles (0-1)Edit

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss May, 1989 Taranto, Italy Category 1 Clay   Karine Quentrec 3–6, 7–5, 3–6

Doubles (0–1)Edit

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss May, 1991 Geneva, Switzerland Tier IV Clay   Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere   Nicole Provis
  Elizabeth Smylie
1–6, 2–6

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (2–0)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 8 June 1987 Carpi, Italy Clay   Laura Lapi 6-1, 6-2
Winner 2. 11 April 1988 Caserta, Italy Clay   Andrea Vieira 6-2, 3-6, 7-5


  1. ^ "Elisabetta Cocciaretto e la convocazione in Fed Cup" (in Italian). 1 February 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  2. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Taranto - 01 May - 07 May 1989". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Becker E Lendl Agli Internazionali". La Repubblica (in Italian). 14 April 1991. Retrieved 27 May 2018.

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