Celeste Contín

Celeste Contín (born 17 February 1978) is a former professional tennis player from Argentina.

Celeste Contín
Country (sports) Argentina
Born (1978-02-17) 17 February 1978 (age 43)
Prize money$68,132
Singles
Career record177-116
Career titles8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 236 (20 July 1998)
Doubles
Career record121-85
Career titles11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 142 (8 September 1997)

BiographyEdit

Contín, who reached a career-high singles ranking of 236 in the world, competed mostly on the ITF Circuit, winning eight singles titles. She also has a career win over Justine Henin, whom she beat at an ITF tournament in Spartanburg in 1998.

Her career included a Fed Cup appearance for Argentina in 1998, a World Group II Play-off tie against Australia in Canberra. She played in the second singles rubber, which she lost to Nicole Pratt.[1]

On the WTA Tour, Contín's best performance came when she won her way through to the round of 16 at the 1999 Copa Colsanitas in Bogota, having made the main draw as a qualifier.[2]

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (8–7)Edit

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 8 October 1995 Lima, Peru Hard   Maria-Farnes Capistrano 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 5 November 1995 Santiago, Chile Clay   Miriam D'Agostini 2–6, 1–6
Winner 2. 18 August 1996 Guayaquil, Ecuador Clay   Kristine Kurth 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 8 September 1996 Santiago, Chile Clay   Luciana Masante 4–6, 6–2, 2–6
Winner 3. 15 September 1996 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Veronica Stele 7–5, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 3 November 1996 Minas Gerais, Brazil Clay   Martina Nejedly 6–7(2), 2–6
Winner 4. 11 November 1996 São Paulo, Brazil Clay   Zdeňka Málková 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 7 April 1997 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay   Katalin Marosi 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 12 October 1997 Montevideo, Uruguay Clay   Clarisa Fernández 6–7, 4–6
Winner 5. 12 April 1998 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay   Paula Cabezas 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 5 September 1999 San Juan, Argentina Clay   Romina Ottoboni 1–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 19 August 2002 Asunción, Paraguay Clay   Maria Fernanda Alves 1–6, 1–6
Winner 6. 1 September 2002 Santiago, Chile Clay   Bruna Colósio 6–3, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 7. 29 September 2002 San Salvador, El Salvador Clay   Jacquelyn Rosen 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 8. 6 October 2002 Mexicali, Mexico Hard   Ana Lucía Migliarini de León 4–6, 6–3, 6–4

Doubles (11–9)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 8 September 1996 Santiago, Chile Clay   Romina Ottoboni   Renata Brito
  Luciana Masante
6–2, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 2. 15 September 1996 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Romina Ottoboni   Renata Brito
  María Eugenia Rojas
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Winner 3. 22 September 1996 Asunción, Paraguay Clay   Romina Ottoboni   Mariana Faustinelli
  Geraldine Aizenberg
6–2, 4–6, 6–0
Winner 4. 3 November 1996 Minas Gerais, Brazil Clay   Romina Ottoboni   Martina Nejedly
  Lilian Silva
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 7 April 1997 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay   Luciana Masante   Katalin Marosi
  Veronica Stele
1–6, 7–5, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 4 May 1997 Balaguer, Spain Clay   Conchita Martínez Granados   Nuria Montero
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
6–0, 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 5 October 1997 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Romina Ottoboni   Laura Montalvo
  Mercedes Paz
6–4, 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 23 November 1997 São Paulo, Brazil Clay   Cintia Tortorella   Vanessa Menga
  Miriam D'Agostini
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 6 April 1998 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay   Paula Cabezas   Melisa Arévalo
  Daniela Muscolino
3–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 27 April 1998 Hatfield, United Kingdom Clay   Mariam Ramón Climent   Lizzie Jelfs
  Amanda Keen
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 12 September 1998 Mexico City, Mexico Hard   Jessica Fernández   Seda Noorlander
  Christína Papadáki
3–6, 1–6
Winner 6. 28 November 1999 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay   Joana Cortez   Miriam D'Agostini
  Carla Tiene
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 7. 1 April 2001 Santiago, Chile Clay   Romina Ottoboni   Marcela Evangelista
  Letícia Sobral
6–1, 6–3
Winner 8. 6 April 2002 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Hard   Romina Ottoboni   Vanessa Menga
  Maria Fernanda Alves
6–4, 2–6, 7–5
Runner-up 7. 3 June 2002 Poznań, Poland Clay   Ana Lucía Migliarini de León   Jolanda Mens
  Tessy van de Ven
2–6, 2–6
Winner 9. 1 September 2002 Santiago, Chile Clay   Bruna Colósio   Larissa Carvalho
  Soledad Esperón
w/o
Runner-up 8. 29 September 2002 San Salvador, El Salvador Clay   Micaela Moran   Jacquelyn Rosen
  Jacqueline Froehlich
w/o
Winner 10. 1 October 2002 Mexicali, Mexico Hard   Ana Lucía Migliarini de León   Marcela Evangelista
  Letícia Sobral
6–4, 6–2
Winner 11. 7 October 2002 Los Mochis, Mexico Clay   Ana Lucía Migliarini de León   Jorgelina Barrera
  Florencia Rivolta
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 9. 14 June 2002 Pachuca, Mexico Clay   Ana Lucía Migliarini de León   Erika Clarke
  Graciela Vélez
0–6, 1–6

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "La Argentina empezó muy mal con Australia". La Nación (in Spanish). 26 July 1998.
  2. ^ "Suárez arrancó firme la defensa del título". Clarín (in Spanish). 18 February 1999.

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