Nancy Feber (born 5 February 1976) is a retired Belgian tennis player. As a junior player, she won four Grand Slam titles – one in singles and three in doubles. Feber won French Open twice, in 1992 and 1993, both times in doubles with Laurence Courtois. At the 1993 Wimbledon Championships, she triumphed in both singles and doubles.[1]

Nancy Feber
Country (sports) Belgium
Born (1976-02-05) 5 February 1976 (age 45)
Antwerp, Belgium
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Turned pro1991
Retired1998
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 314,809
Singles
Career record127–98
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 79 (5 February 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1996)
French Open2R (1995, 1996)
Wimbledon3R (1994, 1995, 1996)
US Open1R (1994, 1995)
Doubles
Career record106–72
Career titles8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 46 (10 April 1995)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1995)
French Open2R (1997)
Wimbledon1R (1995, 1996, 1997)
US Open3R (1995)

Feber played as a professional tennis player from 1991 to 1998.[2] Her best Grand Slam singles result is the third round of the 1994 Wimbledon Championships, the result she achieved in 1995 and 1996. In doubles, Feber reached three WTA Tour finals, one with Alexandra Fusai and two with Laurence Courtois, but won none. She also played for Belgium Fed Cup team, with the score of 2–2 in singles and 9–1 in doubles.[3] Feber enjoyed success at the ITF Women's Circuit, winning three singles and eight doubles titles.[4] Her highest rankings were No. 79 in singles and No. 46 in doubles.[4] During her career, Feber defeated players such as Helena Suková, Irina Spîrlea, Jo Durie, Rita Grande and Meghann Shaughnessy.[2]

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 3 (3 runner-ups)Edit

Grand Slam
Tier I
Tier II
Tier III
Tier IV
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 1994 Taipei Open, Taiwan Tier IV Hard   Alexandra Fusai   Michelle Jaggard-Lai
  Rene Simpson
6–0, 7–6(12–10)
Loss 0–2 Jan 1995 Jakarta Open, Indonesia Tier III Hard   Laurence Courtois   Claudia Porwik
  Irina Spîrlea
6–2, 6–3
Loss 0–3 Apr 1996 Jakarta Open, Indonesia Tier III Hard   Laurence Courtois   Rika Hiraki
  Naoko Kijimuta
7–6(7–2), 7–5

ITF finalsEdit

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

Singles: 7 (3–4)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. November 1991 ITF Flensburg, Germany Carpet (i)   Heike Thoms 6–7(3), 4–6
Winner 1. November 1992 ITF Manchester, England Carpet (i)   Elena Makarova 7–5, 4–6, 6–2
Runner–up 2. March 1993 ITF Brest, France Hard   Sylvie Sabas 3–6, 4–6
Runner–up 3. February 1994 ITF Coburg, Germany Carpet (i)   Ludmila Richterová 6–7(5), 2–6
Winner 2. March 1998 ITF Biel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Květa Peschke 6–7(6), 6–3, 6–4
Runner–up 4. April 1998 ITF Calvi, France Hard   Gabriela Kučerová 5–7, 1–6
Winner 3. April 1998 Open de Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Hard   Carine Bornu 6–0, 6–1

Doubles: 13 (8–5)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 25 August 1991 ITF Koksijde, Belgium Clay   Laurence Courtois   Nelly Barkan
  Olga Lugina
4–6, 6–0, 6–4
Winner 2. 27 October 1991 ITF Flensburg, Germany Carpet (i)   Laurence Courtois   Alena Havrlíková
  Ivana Havrlíková
6–2, 6–3
Winner 3. 10 November 1991 ITF Ljusdal, Sweden Carpet (i)   Laurence Courtois   Cora Linneman
  Eva Lena Olsson
6–2, 7–6(3)
Winner 4. 1 February 1992 ITF Danderyd, Sweden Carpet (i)   Laurence Courtois   Katrien de Craemer
  Olga Lugina
7–6(0), 6–3
Runner-up 1. 9 February 1992 ITF Horsholm, Denmark Carpet (i)   Katrien de Craemer   Sofie Albinus
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 31 October 1993 ITF Poitiers, France Hard (i)   Els Callens   Olga Lugina
  Elena Wagner
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 5. 23 March 1997 ITF Woodlands, United States Hard   Liezel Horn   Sabine Haas
  Kristina Triska
6–1, 6–2
Winner 6. 1 November 1997 ITF Poitiers, France Hard (i)   Petra Langrová   Lea Ghirardi
  Svetlana Krivencheva
3–6, 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 15 March 1998 ITF Biel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Tina Križan   Kirstin Freye
  Noëlle van Lottum
3–6, 6–3, 6–7(4)
Winner 7. 12 April 1998 ITF Calvi, France Hard   Jasmin Wöhr   Emmanuelle Curutchet
  Sophie Georges
4–1 ret.
Runner-up 4. 10 May 1998 ITF Cardiff, United Kingdom Clay   Petra Langrová   Liezel Horn
  Katarina Srebotnik
4–6, 3–6
Winner 8. 17 May 1998 ITF Porto, Portugal Clay   Katarina Srebotnik   Surina De Beer
  Rebecca Jensen
5–7, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 4 July 2011 ITF Brussels, Belgium Clay   Els Callens   Marcella Koek
  Eva Wacanno
5–7, 6–3, [5–10]

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles (1–0)Edit

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Opponent Result
Winner 1993 Wimbledon Grass   Rita Grande 7–6(5), 1–6, 6–2

Doubles (3–0)Edit

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Result
Winner 1992 French Open (1) Clay   Laurence Courtois   Lindsay Davenport
  Chanda Rubin
6–1, 5–7, 6–4
Winner 1993 French Open (2) Clay   Laurence Courtois   Lara Bitter
  Maaike Koutstaal
3–6, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 1993 Wimbledon Grass   Laurence Courtois   Hiroko Mochizuki
  Yuka Yoshida
6–3, 6–4

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