Larissa Schaerer

Larissa Schaerer (born 15 April 1975) is a former professional tennis player from Paraguay.

Larissa Schaerer
Country (sports) Paraguay
Born (1975-04-15) 15 April 1975 (age 45)
Asuncion, Paraguay
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Retired2002
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$188,557
Singles
Career record254–182 (58.3%)
Career titles11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 136 (23 February 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenQ3 (1999)
WimbledonQ1 (1993, 1998, 1999)
US OpenQ3 (1997)
Doubles
Career record156–128 (54.9%)
Career titles13 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 128 (12 October 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (1999)
US OpenQ1 (1998)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1992)

BiographyEdit

A right-handed player, Schaerer was born in Asuncion and began playing tennis aged eight. She was a member of the Paraguayan team which finished runner-up to Germany at the 1991 World Youth Cup, during which she was unbeaten in singles play. While still a junior, she started her Fed Cup career for Paraguay, first appearing at the age of 16, including in a World Group tie against the Soviet Union. At the 1992 US Open, she reached the semifinals of the girls' singles.[1]

Schaerer represented Paraguay at the 1992 Summer Olympics. She competed in the women's doubles tournament with Rossana de los Ríos as her partner. The pair lost to the French pairing of Isabelle Demongeot and Nathalie Tauziat in the opening round.[2]

On the WTA Tour, her best performances came on the clay courts of the Copa Colsanitas in Bogota, where she was a semifinalist in 1998 and quarterfinalist in 1999.[3]

It was in doubles that Schaerer made her only main-draw appearance in Grand Slam competition. At the 1999 Wimbledon Championships, she and partner Alina Jidkova lost in the qualifying event but entered the draw as lucky losers. They were beaten in the first round by 12th seeds Mary Joe Fernández and Monica Seles.[4]

Schaerer made her last Fed Cup appearance in 2004. She featured in a total of 55 ties, for 64 wins overall, 39 in singles and 25 in doubles. These all remain national records for Paraguay.[5]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

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

Singles: 16 (11–5)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 8 July 1991 ITF Dublin, Ireland Clay   Miki Yokobori 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 23 September 1991 ITF Lima, Peru Clay   Rossana de los Ríos 3–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 26 October 1992 ITF Asuncion, Paraguay Clay   Rossana de los Ríos 7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 22 November 1993 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Cristina Tessi 6–2, 5–7, 4–6
Winner 5. 29 May 1994 ITF Barcelona, Spain Clay   Maaike Koutstaal 6–7, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 6. 19 June 1994 ITF Sezze, Italy Clay   Flora Perfetti 6–2, 6–3
Winner 7. 17 October 1994 ITF Asuncion, Paraguay Clay   Magalí Benítez 6–4, 6–1
Winner 8. 16 October 1995 ITF Asuncion, Paraguay Clay   Mariana Diaz Oliva 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 9. 5 May 1996 ITF Florianópolis, Brazil Clay   Emmanuelle Gagliardi 1–6, 5–7
Winner 10. 22 September 1996 ITF Asuncion, Paraguay Clay   Veronica Stele 7–5, 5–7, 6–2
Winner 11. 30 June 1997 ITF Campinas, Brazil Clay   Ludmila Varmužová 6–4, 6–1
Winner 12. 18 October 1997 ITF Asuncion, Paraguay Clay   Maria Victoria Beortegui 6–1, 6–2
Winner 13. 21 September 1998 ITF Tucumán, Argentina Clay   Gisela Riera 6–4, 6–2
Winner 14. 18 October 1998 ITF Asuncion, Paraguay Clay   Zsófia Gubacsi 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 15. 27 August 2000 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Luciana Masante 3–6, 0–6
Winner 16. 18 September 2000 ITF Santiago, Chile Clay   Jorgelina Cravero 6–4, 6–3

Doubles: 26 (13–13)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 26 August 1991 ITF São Paulo, Brazil Clay   Rossana de los Ríos   María José Gaidano
  Cintia Tortorella
6–4, 6–4
Winner 2. 23 September 1991 ITF Lima, Peru Clay   Rossana de los Ríos   María Dolores Campana
  Janaina Mercadante
6–2, 6–3
Winner 3. 30 September 1991 ITF La Paz, Bolivia Clay   Rossana de los Ríos   Paula Cabezas
  Janaina Mercadante
6–3, 7–5
Winner 4. 6 September 1993 ITF Spoleto, Italy Clay   Olga Lugina   Susanna Attili
  Elena Savoldi
7–5, 7–6(5)
Runner-up 5. 1 November 1993 ITF Asuncion, Paraguay Clay   Magalí Benítez   Mariana Diaz Oliva
  Valentina Solari
5–7, 5–7
Runner-up 6. 15 November 1993 ITF La Plata, Argentina Clay   Cláudia Chabalgoity   Laura Montalvo
  Mercedes Paz
1–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 5 June 1995 ITF Novi Sad, Serbia Clay   Laura Montalvo   Tatjana Ječmenica
  Antoaneta Pandjerova
5–7, 6–1, 6–1
Winner 8. 16 October 1995 ITF Asunción, Paraguay Clay   Viviana Valdovinos   Renata Brito
  Carina Lopez
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 9. 17 December 1995 ITF Tucumán, Argentina Clay   Veronica Stele   Laura Montalvo
  Paola Suárez
2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 10. 18 February 1996 ITF Cali, Colombia Clay   Miriam D'Agostini   Eva Bes
  Paula Hermida
3–6, 6–2, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 26 May 1996 ITF Novi Sad, Serbia Clay   Miriam D'Agostini   Seda Noorlander
  Helena Vildová
6–4, 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 12. 28 July 1996 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   María Fernanda Landa   Kirstin Freye
  Caroline Schneider
6–7(4–7), 4–6
Winner 13. 10 November 1996 ITF Sao Paulo, Brazil Clay   Mariana Diaz-Oliva   Miriam D'Agostini
  Andrea Vieira
3–6, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 14. 16 February 1997 ITF Cali, Colombia Clay   Sofia Prazeres   Rachel McQuillan
  Syna Schmidle
2–6, 3–6
Winner 15. 30 June 1997 ITF Campinas, Brazil Clay   Cintia Tortorella   Roberta Burzagli
  Joana Cortez
5–7, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 16. 18 October 1997 ITF Asuncion, Paraguay Clay   Vanessa Menga   Monika Maštalířová
  Paula Racedo
w/o
Winner 17. 9 November 1997 ITF Suzano, Brazil Clay   Laura Bernal   Conchita Martínez Granados
  Gisela Riera
3–6, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 18. 14 December 1997 ITF Bogota, Colombia Clay   Eugenia Maia   Miriam D'Agostini
  Vanessa Menga
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 19. 1 June 1998 ITF Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard   Miroslava Vavrinec   Melissa Mazzotta
  Fabiola Zuluaga
2–6, 1–6
Winner 20. 12 October 1998 ITF Asuncion, Paraguay Clay   Laura Bernal   Zsófia Gubacsi
  Aliénor Tricerri
3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Winner 21. 19 September 1999 ITF Asuncion, Paraguay Hard   Rossana de los Ríos   Mariana Mesa
  Aliénor Tricerri
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 22. 5 December 1999 ITF Cali, Colombia Clay   Miriam D'Agostini   Mariana Mesa
  Fabiola Zuluaga
6–2, 6–7, 1–6
Runner-up 23. 3 September 2000 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Mariana Mesa   Melisa Arévalo
  Paula Racedo]
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 24. 24 September 2000 ITF Asuncion, Paraguay Clay   Sarah Tami-Masi   Jorgelina Cravero
  Gisela Dulko
6–4, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 25. 16 October 2000 ITF Gwalior, India Clay   Monica Acosta   Rushmi Chakravarthi
  Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram
4–2, 4–1, 0–4, 5–3
Runner-up 26. 29 July 2001 ITF Guayaquil, Ecuador Clay   María Alejandra García   Daniela Álvarez
  Ana Lucía Migliarini de León
2–6, 2–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ITF Tennis - Juniors - Player Profile - Schaerer, Larissa (PAR)". ITF. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Larissa Schaerer Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Suárez apunta a dos frentes". La Nación (in Spanish). 22 February 1998. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Women's Doubles First Round". The Palm Beach Post. 25 June 1999. p. 34. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Vero y Montse ganan doble y rompen record" (in Spanish). purodeporte.com. 5 February 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2017.

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