Isabelle Demongeot

Isabelle Demongeot (born 18 September 1966) is a former professional tennis player from France, who turned professional on 1 May 1983. She lived in Saint-Tropez in the French Riviera in the early stages of her career and later settled further south in Gassin.

Isabelle Demongeot
Country (sports) France
Born (1966-09-18) 18 September 1966 (age 55)
Gassin, France
Height1.69 m (5 ft 6+12 in)
Turned pro1983
Retired1996
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$804,884
Singles
Career record249–221
Career titles1 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 35 (23 May 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1990, 1993)
French Open3R (1988)
Wimbledon4R (1986)
US Open3R (1987, 1994)
Doubles
Career record251–187
Career titles9 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 20 (8 May 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1990, 1992)
French OpenQF (1987, 1992)
Wimbledon3R (1985, 1988, 1992, 1995)
US Open3R (1989, 1992)

Demongeot won her only WTA Tour singles title in Purchase in New York state in 1991. She achieved her best Grand Slam singles performance by reaching the fourth round of Wimbledon in 1986. She won a total of nine WTA Tour doubles titles. Her best Grand Slam doubles performance was reaching the French Open quarter-finals with Nathalie Tauziat of France in 1987 and 1992. She also represented her country from 1985 to 1993 in the Federation/Fed Cup and in the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games.[1] She retired from the WTA Tour in 1996.

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles 1 (1–0)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Virginia Slims (0/0)
Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (0/0)
Tier III (0/0)
Tier IV & V (1/0)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 July 1991 Westchester, US Hard   Lori McNeil 6–4, 6–4

Doubles 13 (9–4)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Virginia Slims (1/0)
Tier I (1/0)
Tier II (0/0)
Tier III (1/1)
Tier IV & V (6/3)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Sep 1987 Paris, France Clay   Nathalie Tauziat   Sandra Cecchini
  Sabrina Goleš
1–6, 6–3, 6–3
Win 2. May 1988 Berlin, West Germany Clay   Nathalie Tauziat   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
6–2, 4–6, 6–4
Loss 1. Jul 1988 Nice, France Clay   Nathalie Tauziat   Catherine Suire
  Catherine Tanvier
6–4, 4–6, 6–2
Win 3. Oct 1988 Zürich, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Nathalie Tauziat   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Helena Suková
6–3, 6–3
Loss 2. Oct 1988 Brighton, UK Carpet (i)   Nathalie Tauziat   Lori McNeil
  Betsy Nagelsen
7–6(7–5), 2–6, 7–6(7–4)
Win 4. May 1989 Hamburg, West Germany Clay   Nathalie Tauziat   Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
walkover
Win 5. Aug 1991 Albuquerque, US Hard   Katrina Adams   Lise Gregory
  Peanut Louie Harper
6–7(2–7), 6–4, 6–3
Loss 3. Sep 1991 St. Petersburg, Russia Carpet (i)   Jo Durie   Elena Brioukhovets
  Natalia Medvedeva
7–5, 6–3
Win 6. Sep 1991 Leipzig, Germany Carpet (i)   Manon Bollegraf   Jill Hetherington
  Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel
6–4, 6–3
Win 7. Apr 1992 Pattaya, Thailand Hard   Natalia Medvedeva   Pascale Paradis
  Sandrine Testud
6–1, 6–1
Win 8. Apr 1992 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard   Natalia Medvedeva   Rika Hiraki
  Petra Langrová
2–6, 6–4, 6–1
Win 9. Feb 1993 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Elna Reinach   Jill Hetherington
  Kathy Rinaldi
6–2, 6–4
Loss 4. Apr 1994 Taranto, Italy Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Irina Spîrlea
  Noëlle van Lottum
6–3, 2–6, 6–1

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (4-4)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. 17 October 1983 Ashkelon, Israel Hard   Rafeket Benjamini 6–0, 6–0
Winner 2. 23 January 1984 Key Biscayne, United States Hard   Carin Anderholm 7–5, 6–3
Winner 3. 20 August 1984 Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany Clay   Renata Šašak 7–6, 7–5
Winner 4. 31 December 1984 Chicago, United States Hard   Kirsten Dreyer 1–6, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 15 July 1991 Evansville, United States Hard   Kimberly Po 6–2, 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 9 December 1991 Val-d'Oise, France Hard   Nathalie Tauziat 6–3, 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 12 December 1994 Cergy, France Hard (i)   Katarzyna Nowak 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 3 March 1996 Southampton, United Kingdom Carpet (i)   Elena Pampoulova 3–6, 6–4, 4–6

Doubles (4-4)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 11 June 1984 Lyon, France Clay   Nathalie Tauziat   Mercedes Paz
  Ronni Reis
6–1, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 31 December 1984 Chicago, United States Hard   Nathalie Tauziat   Lynn Lewis
  Wendy Barlow
6–4, 6–7, 5–7
Winner 3. 21 January 1985 San Antonio, United States Hard   Nathalie Tauziat   Elisabeth Ekblom
  Marianne van der Torre
6–3, 6–4
Winner 4. 30 March 1987 Limoges, France Clay   Nathalie Tauziat   Céline Cohen
  Eva Krapl
7–5, 6–2
Winner 5. 7 December 1992 Val-d'Oise, France Hard   Catherine Suire   Sabine Appelmans
  Julie Halard-Decugis
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 29 March 1993 Moulins, France Hard   Catherine Suire   Agnese Blumberga
  Jana Pospíšilová
6–3, 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 6 December 1993 Val-d'Oise, France Hard   Catherine Suire   Magdalena Feistel
  Elena Makarova
6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 8. 10 April 1994 Limoges, France Clay   Maria Strandlund   Angelique Olivier
  Heidi Sprung
6–2, 6–2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Isabelle Demongeot Archived 31 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com

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