Gloria Pizzichini

Gloria Pizzichini (born 24 July 1975) is an Italian former tennis player.

Gloria Pizzichini
Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceOsimo Scalo, Italy
Born (1975-07-24) 24 July 1975 (age 44)
Osimo Scalo
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1992
Retired2005
PlaysRight-handed (two–handed backhand)
Prize money$448,056
Singles
Career record212–207
Career titles1 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 45 (18 November 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002)
French Open3R (1996)
Wimbledon3R (1993)
US Open2R (2000)
Doubles
Career record70–77
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 90 (22 September 1997)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1997, 1998, 1999)
French Open3R (1997)
Wimbledon2R (1997)
US Open1R (1995, 1997)

On 18 November 1996, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 45. In the same year, she won her only WTA Tour title. In the 1996 "M" Electronika Cup final, she defeated domestic player Silvija Talaja 6–2, 6–0 to collect the trophy. In her career, Pizzichini defeated players such as Julie Halard, Iva Majoli and Ruxandra Dragomir.[1] She was the first player to be beaten by Elena Dementieva in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, at the 1999 Australian Open.[2]

PersonalEdit

Born to Enzo and Maria Pizzichini, Gloria began playing tennis aged seven.[3] She has a sister, Francesca, and a brother, Paolo. Pizzichini cited Stefan Edberg as her role model.[3]

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 titleEdit

Legend
Grand Slam
Tier I
Tier II
Tier III
Tier IV & V
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 5 May 1996 Bol, Croatia Clay   Silvija Talaja 6–2, 6–0

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (6–6)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1 April 1991 Bari, Italy Clay   Zuzana Witzová 6–2, 6–0
Runner-up 1. 22 July 1991 Sezze, Italy Clay   Ginevra Mugnaini 3–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 7 September 1992 Arzachena, Italy Clay   Linda Ferrando 6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 11 February 1996 Mar del Plata, Argentina Clay   Amélie Cocheteux 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 25 February 1996 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Fabiola Zuluaga 4–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 27 July 1997 İstanbul, Turkey Hard   Seda Noorlander 0–6, 6–4, 7–6
Winner 5. 21 March 1999 Urtijëi, Italy Hard (i)   Andrea Masaryková 6–2, 6–0
Winner 6. 11 April 1999 Cerignola, Italy Hard   Lisa Fritz 7–6(3), 6–1
Runner-up 3. 5 September 1999 Spoleto, Italy Clay   Marketa Kochta 2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 4. 19 September 1999 Bordeaux, France Clay   Lubomira Bacheva 6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 26 March 2000 Taranto, Italy Clay   Marta Marrero 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 23 July 2000 Fontanafredda, Italy Clay   Eva Bes 4–6, 1–6

Doubles (6–4)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 7 August 1989 Erice, Italy Clay   Lucie Korinková   Cristina Salvi
  Alessia Vesuvio
6–3, 2–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 17 August 1992 Spoleto, Italy Clay   Flora Perfetti   Sandra Dopfer
  Maja Zivec-Skulj
1–6, 6–2, 6–1
Winner 2. 20 March 1995 Castellón, Spain Clay   Sara Ventura   Zuzana Nemsaková
  Tatiana Zelenayová
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 17 April 1995 Murcia, Spain Clay   Federica Bonsignori   Mariana Eberle
  Veronica Stele
5–7, 2–6
Winner 3. 3 July 1995 Sezze, Italy Clay   Laura Garrone   Lenka Němečková
  Maja Zivec-Skulj
7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 24 July 1995 Valladolid, Spain Clay   Sara Ventura   Louise Pleming
  Christína Papadáki
6–1, 2–6, 5–7
Winner 4. 28 July 2001 Civitanova, Italy Clay   Antonella Serra Zanetti   Gisela Dulko
  Edina Gallovits-Hall
6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Winner 5. 15 September 2001 Reggio Calabria, Italy Clay   Maret Ani   Eugenia Chialvo
  Gisela Riera
w/o
Winner 6. 15 June 2002 Grado, Italy Clay   Hana Šromová   Sandra Načuk
  Natacha Randriantefy
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 14 May 2005 Casale Monferrato, Italy Clay   Katalin Marosi   Joana Cortez
  Roxane Vaisemberg
2–6, 0–6

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