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Nathalie Baudone-Furlan (born 12 July 1972) is a former professional tennis player from Italy.

Nathalie Baudone
Full nameNathalie Baudone-Furlan
Country (sports) Italy
Born (1972-07-12) 12 July 1972 (age 47)
Rocourt, Belgium
Prize money$311,013
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 71 (5 July 1993)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1993)
French Open3R (1993, 1995)
Wimbledon2R (1996)
US Open3R (1995)
Doubles
Highest rankingNo. 124 (27 April 1992)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1993)

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BiographyEdit

Baudone was born in Belgium but represented Italy during her career. As a junior she reached the girls' doubles semi-finals at the 1990 US Open, with Silvia Farina Elia. She won two medals at the 1991 Mediterranean Games in Athens, a gold partnering Katia Piccolini in the doubles and a bronze in the singles event.

Professional tennisEdit

Baudone's first WTA Tour quarter-final came in 1992, at the Internazionali Femminili di Palermo tournament in her home country. In 1993 she reached her highest ranking of 71 in the world, soon after reaching the third round of the French Open. At the 1993 US Open she lost a close match to 13th seed Mary Pierce in the first round, which was decided by a final set tie-break.[1] She also was a quarter-finalist at Linz that year. At the 1994 Canadian Open she won three matches to make her third WTA Tour quarter-final. Her run in the tournament, which was a Tier I event, included wins over seeded players Nathalie Tauziat and Lori McNeil.[2] She made the third round of both the French Open and US Open in 1995. Notably her performance at the French Open included becoming the first player to beat Amélie Mauresmo in a Grand Slam match and ended at the hands of eventual champion Steffi Graf.[3][4] In 1996 she appeared in three Fed Cup ties for Italy, against Sweden, Norway and Belarus.

Personal lifeEdit

Baudone has been married to former Italian tennis player Renzo Furlan since 1996.[5]

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (2–0)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 29 October 1990 Putignano, Italy Clay   Silvia Farina Elia 6-2, 6-4
Winner 2. 12 August 1991 Pisticci, Italy Hard   Katarzyna Nowak 6-0, 6-1

Doubles (3-1)Edit

Outcome No Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 29 May 1989 Florence, Italy Clay   Caterina Nozzoli   Michelle Anderson
  Nanne Dahlman
3-6, 3-6
Winner 2. 29 October 1990 Putignano, Italy Clay   Silvia Farina Elia   Darija Dešković
  Karin Lušnic
6-1, 6-1
Winner 3. 3 June 1991 Milan, Italy Clay   Francesca Romano   Rosa Bielsa
  Janet Souto
6-4, 7-5
Winner 4. 1 June 1992 Brindisi, Italy Clay   Cristina Salvi   Ivana Jankovská
  Eva Melicharová
4-6, 6-3, 6-2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tie Break Infinito, Come Borg A Wimbledon". La Repubblica (in Italian). 2 September 1993. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  2. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Canadian Open - 15 August - 21 August 1994". ITF. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Mauresmo, valentía dentro y fuera de la pista - elmundo.es deportes". El Mundo (in Spanish). 28 January 2006. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  4. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - French Open - 29 May - 11 June 1995". ITF. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Bio - Renzo Furlan". Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 18 June 2017.

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