Maria Paola Zavagli

Maria Paola Zavagli (born 4 June 1977) is a former professional tennis player from Italy.

Maria Paola Zavagli
Full nameMaria Paola Zavagli
Country (sports) Italy
Born (1977-06-04) 4 June 1977 (age 43)
Bibbiena, Arezzo, Italy
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$113,050
Singles
Career record174–177
Career titles4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 161 (21 December 1998)
Doubles
Career record96–91
Career titles5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 125 (12 June 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (2000)
Wimbledon1R (2000)

BiographyEdit

Zavagli, a right-handed player, was born in the Tuscan town of Bibbiena. One of two sisters, her father is a doctor and her mother a teacher. She began playing tennis at the age of 10, under the tuition of her uncle.[1]

As a junior, she twice won the doubles event at the Orange Bowl competition, with Alice Canepa in 1994, then partnering Giulia Casoni in 1995.[2]

In 1997, she won three ITF singles titles and won two medals at the 1997 Mediterranean Games.

Her best performance on the WTA Tour was a quarterfinal appearance at the 1998 Internazionali Femminili di Palermo, with wins over Flora Perfetti and Sandra Cecchini.[3]

She featured in the doubles main draws at both the 2000 French Open and 2000 Wimbledon Championships, partnering Slovakian Janette Husárová in each tournament.

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

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

Singles: 6 (4 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. Jan 1995 ITF İstanbul, Turkey Hard   Jindra Gabrisova 7–5, 6–1
Win 2. Feb 1997 ITF Mallorca, Spain Clay   Paula García 6–2, 6–2
Loss 3. Jun 1997 ITF Sezze, Italy Clay   Andreea Ehritt-Vanc 4–6, 6–0, 2–6
Win 4. Aug 1997 ITF Catania, Italy Clay   Laura Dell'Angelo 5–7, 7–6(1), 6–3
Win 5. Dec 1997 ITF Espinho, Portugal Clay   Giulia Casoni 7–5, 7–6(8)
Loss 6. May 1998 ITF Midlothian, United States Clay   Christína Papadáki 5–7, 4–6

Doubles: 13 (5 titles, 8 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. Aug 1994 Koksijde, Belgium Clay   Francesca Lubiani   Giulia Casoni
  Sara Ventura
7–6(7–0), 7–5
Winner 2. Jul 1995 İstanbul, Turkey Hard   Emanuela Brusati   Yoriko Yamagishi
  Ludmila Varmužová
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Runner-up 3. Apr 1997 San Severo, Italy Clay   Andreea Ehritt-Vanc   Sabina da Ponte
  Laura Dell'Angelo
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 4. Jun 1997 Camucia, Italy Hard   Antonella Serra Zanetti   Cristina Salvi
  Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
4–6, 1–6
Winner 5. Dec 1997 Espinho, Portugal Clay   Giulia Casoni   Tamara Aranda
  Julia Carballal
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 6. Nov 1998 Hull, United, Kingdom Hard   Francesca Lubiani   Barbara Schwartz
  Jasmin Wöhr
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. Apr 1999 Espinho, Portugal Clay   Francesca Lubiani   Katalin Marosi
  Alicia Ortuño
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. Jun 1999 Galatina, İtaly Clay   Giulia Casoni   Mariana Díaz Oliva
  Erica Krauth
1–6, 3–6
Winner 9. Apr 2000 Maglie, Italy Clay   Alice Canepa   Svetlana Krivencheva
  Tatiana Poutchek
6–1, 6–4
Winner 10. Jul 2000 Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Maja Matevžič   Adriana Barna
  Anna Zaporozhanova
7–6(7–4), 6–7(4–7), 6–4
Runner-up 11. Sep 2000 Reggio di Calabria, Italy Clay   Andreea Ehritt-Vanc   Tatiana Kovalchuk
  Syna Schmidle
w/o
Runner-up 12. Sep 2001 Lecce, Italy Clay   Andreea Ehritt-Vanc   Mariam Ramón Climent
  Angelika Rösch
6–7(6–8), 6–7(6–8)
Runner-up 13. Oct 2001 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i)   Flavia Pennetta   Dally Randriantefy
  Natacha Randriantefy
4–6, 6–3, 3–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bio - Personal". WTA Tennis. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  2. ^ "ITF Tennis - Juniors - Player Profile - Zavagli, Maria-Paola (ITA)". ITF. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  3. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Palermo - 13 July - 19 July 1998". ITF. Retrieved 22 January 2018.

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