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María Emilia Salerni (born 14 May 1983), known as "Pitu Salerni", is a former Argentine tennis player.

María Emilia Salerni
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceRafaela
Born (1983-05-14) 14 May 1983 (age 36)
Rafaela
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Turned pro1999
Retired2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$656,296
Singles
Career record263–173
Career titles0 WTA, 12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 65 (25 February 2008)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2002, 2003, 2008)
French Open1R (2001, 2008, 2009)
Wimbledon1R (2001)
US Open2R (2005)
Doubles
Career record151–124
Career titles2 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 45 (23 September 2002)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2002, 2003)
French Open2R (2003, 2005, 2006, 2009)
Wimbledon1R (2001, 2003, 2006)
US Open3R (2001, 2002)

On 25 February 2008, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 65. On 23 September 2002, she peaked at No. 45 in the doubles rankings.

The two-time former junior Grand Slam champion, winning Wimbledon and US Open in 2000, as well as finishing runner-up at Roland Garros, was named the 2000 ITF Junior World Champion. Salerni dated Argentine tennis player Guillermo Cañas until 2007.[1]

Salerni retired from professional tennis in 2009 after a string of injuries.

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WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Legend
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (0–0)
Tier IV & V (0–1)
Outcome Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 24 February 2008 Copa Colsanitas, Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Nuria Llagostera Vives 0–6, 4–6

Doubles: 6 (4–2)Edit

Legend
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–1)
Tier III (1–2)
Tier IV & V (1–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 29 July 2001 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Casablanca, Morocco Clay   María José Martínez Sánchez   Lubomira Bacheva
  Åsa Svensson
6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–1
Runner-up 2. 14 April 2002 Bausch & Lomb Championships, Amelia Island, United States Clay   Åsa Svensson   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Daniela Hantuchová
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 13 September 2002 Quebec City, Canada Carpet (i)   Fabiola Zuluaga   Samantha Reeves
  Jessica Steck
6–4, 3–6, 5–7
Winner 1. 5 April 2003 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Gisela Dulko   Henrieta Nagyová
  Elena Tatarkova
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 17 November 2004 Quebec City, Canada Hard (i)   Carly Gullickson   Els Callens
  Samantha Stosur
7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 24 July 2005 Cincinnati, United States Hard   Květa Peschke   Laura Granville
  Abigail Spears
6–3, 2–6, 4–6

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 16 (12–4)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 26 September 1999 Asunción, Paraguay Clay   Mariana Mesa 3–6, 7–6, 7–5
Winner 2. 3 October 1999 Montevideo, Uruguay Clay   Eugenia Chialvo 6–3, 6–0
Winner 3. 10 October 1999 Santiago, Chile Clay   Eugenia Chialvo 6–1, 6–3
Winner 4. 23 April 2000 San Severo, Italy Clay   Vanesa Krauth 6–4, 6–1
Winner 5. 14 May 2000 Caserta, Italy Clay   Lamia Esaadi 6–4, 6–1
Winner 6. 30 July 2000 Horb, Germany Clay   Adriana Jerabek 6–3, 2–6, 6–2
Winner 7. 6 August 2000 Ettenheim, Germany Clay   Martina Suchá 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 1 February 2004 Waikoloa, United States Hard   Melinda Czink 6–7, 2–6
Winner 8. 19 September 2004 Ashland, United States Hard   Kelly McCain 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 3 October 2004 Troy, United States Hard   Shenay Perry 2–6, 2–6
Winner 9. 12 February 2006 Midland, United States Hard (i)   Vasilisa Bardina 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 10. 1 April 2007 La Palma, Spain Hard   Georgie Gent 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 30 June 2007 Getxo, Spain Hard   Nuria Llagostera Vives 3–6, 3–6
Winner 11. 8 July 2007 Cuneo, Italy Clay   Sara Errani 3–6, 6–1, 7–6
Winner 12. 21 March 2009 Lima, Peru Clay   Lucía Jara Lozano 7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 15 June 2009 Montpellier, France Clay   Anaïs Laurendon 3–6, 2–6

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Preceded by
Lina Krasnoroutskaya
ITF Junior World Champion
2000
Succeeded by
Svetlana Kuznetsova