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Leila Meskhi (Georgian: ლეილა მესხი, translit.: leila meskhi, pronounced [lɛilɑ nɛsχi]; born 5 January 1968) is a retired Georgian professional female tennis player. She was ranked world No. 12 on 5 August 1991. Her best performance at a Grand Slam tournament came when she got to the quarterfinals of the 1990 US Open, defeating Akiko Kijimuta, Natasha Zvereva, Katia Piccolini and Linda Ferrando before losing to eventual champion Gabriela Sabatini.

Leila Meskhi
ლეილა მესხი
Country (sports) Soviet Union,
 CIS,
Olympic flag.svg Unified Team,
Georgia (country) Georgia
ResidenceTbilisi, Georgia
Born (1968-01-05) 5 January 1968 (age 51)
Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in)
Turned pro1986
Retired1995
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,179,720
Singles
Career record223–134
Career titles5 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 12 (5 August 1991)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1992)
French Open4R (1991, 1992)
Wimbledon2R (1988)
US OpenQF (1990)
Doubles
Career record171–122
Career titles5 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 21 (10 April 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1995)
French OpenQF (1994)
Wimbledon2R (1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994)
US OpenSF(1991)
Team competitions
Fed Cup6–5

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 11 (5 titles, 6 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Tier I (1)
Tier IV (3)
Tire V (7)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Category Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 18 April 1988 WTA Singapore Tier V Hard   Monique Javer 6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 27 February 1989 Cellular South Cup, Oklahoma City Tier V Hard   Manon Bollegraf 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 6 November 1989 VS of Nashville Tier V Hard   Helen Kelesi 6–2, 6–3
Winner 2. 29 January 1990 Auckland Open Tier V Hard   Sabine Appelmans 6–1, 6–0
Runner-up 3. 5 February 1989 Wellington Classic Tier V Hard   Wiltrud Probst 6–1, 4–6, 0–6
Winner 3. 1 October 1990 Moscow Ladies Open Tier V Carpet (i)   Elena Brioukhovets 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 5 November 1990 Indianapolis Tier IV Hard (i)   Conchita Martínez 4–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 4 February 1991 Wellington Classic Tier V Hard   Andrea Strnadová 3–6, 7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 1 April 1991 Family Circle Cup, Hilton Head Tier I Clay   Gabriela Sabatini 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 23 September 1991 WTA Bayonne Tier IV Carpet   Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 9 January 1995 Moorilla Hobart International Tier IV Hard   Li Fang 6–2, 6–3

Grand Slam performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
Australian Open A A A A 3R A 4R 1R 1R 1R
French Open A A A 1R 3R 4R 4R 3R 3R A
Wimbledon A Q2 2R A 1R A 1R 1R 1R A
US Open A A 3R 3R QF 3R 2R 2R 4R A

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