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Natalie Grandin (born 27 February 1981) is a retired professional tennis player from South Africa.

Natalie Grandin
Natalie Grandin at Bank of the West Classic qualifying 2010-07-25 4.JPG
Country (sports) South Africa
ResidenceSouth Africa
Born (1981-02-27) 27 February 1981 (age 38)
East London, South Africa
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1999
Retired2015
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$939,023
Singles
Career record309–291
Career titles0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 144 (12 September 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2004, 2005, 2006)
French OpenQ3 (2006)
WimbledonQ2 (2003, 2004, 2007)
US OpenQ3 (2005, 2007)
Doubles
Career record408–349
Career titles1 WTA, 25 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 22 (14 May 2012)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2011)
French Open3R (2008, 2011)
Wimbledon3R (2012)
US Open3R (2012)

She has achieved a career-high singles ranking of no. 144 as of 12 September 2005. Career-high doubles ranking of no. 22 as of 14 May 2012. She has won one WTA doubles title, three ITF Women's Circuit singles titles and twenty five doubles titles.

Grandin has yet to compete outside the qualifying rounds of a Grand Slam singles event. She is known for her variety of play, and volleying ability. Grandin retired from tennis January 2015.

BiographyEdit

She was coached by Petra de Jong. Her father, Roy, is a project manager in IT while her mother, Rosamund, is a freight forwarder. She has two sisters. She is a baseliner whose favorite shot is the forehand and her favorite surface is hard court. Grandin started playing tennis at age four. She speaks English and Afrikaans.

Significant finalsEdit

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2011 Cincinnati Hard   Vladimíra Uhlířová   Vania King
  Yaroslava Shvedova
4–6, 6–3, [9–11]

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 12 (1 title, 11 runners-up)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (1–10)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–7)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–4)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 26 September 2005 Hansol Korea Open Tennis Championships, Seoul, South Korea Hard   Jill Craybas   Chan Yung-jan
  Chuang Chia-jung
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 11 September 2006 Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic, Bali, Indonesia Hard   Trudi Musgrave   Lindsay Davenport
  Corina Morariu
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 9 October 2006 PTT Bangkok Open, Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Mariana Díaz Oliva   Vania King
  Jelena Kostanić
5–7, 6–2, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 10 September 2007 Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic, Bali, Indonesia Hard   Jill Craybas   Ji Chunmei
  Sun Shengnan
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 4 January 2010 ASB Classic, Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Laura Granville   Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
6–7(4–7), 2–6
Runner-up 6. 26 September 2010 Hansol Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea Hard   Vladimíra Uhlířová   Julia Görges
  Polona Hercog
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 21 May 2011 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay   Vladimíra Uhlířová   Akgul Amanmuradova
  Chuang Chia-jung
4–6, 7–5, [2–10]
Runner-up 8. 25 April 2011 Barcelona Ladies Open, Barcelona, Spain Clay   Vladimíra Uhlířová   Iveta Benešová
  Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
7–5, 4–6, [9–11]
Runner-up 9. 10 July 2011 Poli-Farbe Budapest Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary Clay   Vladimíra Uhlířová   Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Alicja Rosolska
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 21 August 2011 Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, United States Hard   Vladimíra Uhlířová   Vania King
  Yaroslava Shvedova
4–6, 6–3, [9–11]
Winner 1. 25 September 2011 Hansol Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea Hard   Vladimíra Uhlířová   Vera Dushevina
  Galina Voskoboeva
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner-up 11. 26 May 2012 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay   Vladimíra Uhlířová   Olga Govortsova
  Klaudia Jans-Ignacik
7–6(7–4), 3–6, [3–10]

ITF career finalsEdit

Singles: 7 (3–4)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 7 February 1999 Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Nóra Köves 2–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 17 November 2002 Port Pirie, Australia Hard   Evie Dominikovic 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 12 October 2003 Lafayette, USA Clay   Lindsay Lee-Waters 2–6, 0–6
Winner 2. 31 July 2005 Lexington, USA Hard   Stéphanie Dubois 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 13 November 2006 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard   Casey Dellacqua 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 20 November 2006 Port Pirie, Australia Hard   Casey Dellacqua 4–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 19 October 2008 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard   Melanie South 7–6(2), 6–4

Doubles: 46 (25–21)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 22 December 1996 Cape Town, South Africa Hard   Alicia Pillay   Charlotte Aagaard
  Maiken Pape
7–5, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 7 March 1999 Wodonga, Australia Grass   Alicia Pillay   Kerry-Anne Guse
  Trudi Musgrave
3–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 18 July 1999 Frinton, Great Britain Grass   Nicole Rencken   Leanne Baker
  Nicole Sewell
6–2, 3–6, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 12 March 2000 Warrnambool, Australia Grass   Nicole Rencken   Jenny Belobrajdic
  Kristen van Elden
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 19 March 2000 Benalla, Australia Grass   Nicole Rencken   Kylie Hunt
  Mareze Joubert
3–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 26 March 2000 Wodonga, Australia Grass   Nicole Rencken   Kylie Hunt
  Mareze Joubert
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 2 April 2000 Corona, Australia Grass   Nicole Rencken   Cindy Watson
  Christina Wheeler
3–6, 6–7(11–13)
Winner 3. 21 May 2000 Edinburgh, Great Britain Clay   Nicole Rencken   Selima Sfar
  Lorna Woodroffe
0–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 4. 28 May 2000 Guimarães, Portugal Hard   Nicole Rencken   Angela Cardoso
  Carlota Santos
7–6(9–7), 2–6, 6–2
Winner 5. 11 June 2000 Pretoria, South Africa Hard   Nicole Rencken   Chanelle Scheepers
  Carien Venter
7–6(7–4), 6–2
Runner-up 6. 18 June 2000 Benoni, South Africa Hard   Nicole Rencken   Lucinda Gibbs
  Giselle Swart
6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 13 August 2000 Hechingen, Germany Clay   Nicole Rencken   Miriam D'Agostini
  Angelika Rösch
6–7(3–7), 2–6
Winner 6. 20 August 2000 London, Great Britain Hard   Nicole Rencken   Susi Bensch
  Manisha Malhotra
6–2, 5–7, 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 8. 5 November 2000 Gold Coast, Australia Hard   Nicole Rencken   Amanda Augustus
  Amy Jensen
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 15 July 2001 Felixstowe, Great Britain Grass   Kim Grant   Trudi Musgrave
  Julie Pullin
5–7, 4–6
Winner 7. 20 October 2002 Mackay, Australia Hard   Nicole Sewell   Sarah Stone
  Samantha Stosur
6–3, 1–6, 6–4
Winner 8. 27 April 2003 Taranto, Italy Clay   Kim Grant   Nicole Remis
  Delia Sescioreanu
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 10. 26 October 2003 Rockhampton, Australia Hard   Martina Müller   Trudi Musgrave
  Abigail Spears
1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 11. 1 February 2004 Waikoloa, USA Hard   Amanda Augustus   Gisela Dulko
  Patricia Tarabini
6–1, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 9. 1 August 2004 Lexington, Great Britain Hard   Claire Curran   Casey Dellacqua
  Nicole Sewell
7–6(8–6), 6–4
Runner-up 12. 9 August 2004 Louisville, USA Hard   Claire Curran   Julie Ditty
  Edina Gallovits-Hall
6–1, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 13. 11 October 2004 Lafayette, USA Clay   Arpi Kojian   Julie Ditty
  Kristen Schlukebir
2–6, 5–7
Winner 10. 30 January 2005 Waikoloa, USA Hard   Kaysie Smashey   Lauren Breadmore
  Ayami Takase
6–3, 6–4
Winner 11. 15 May 2005 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Claire Curran   María José Argeri
  Letícia Sobral
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 14. 5 March 2006 Clearwater, USA Hard   Chanelle Scheepers   Kelly Liggan
  Lina Stančiūtė
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 15. 9 July 2006 College Park, USA Hard   Chin-Wei Chan   Lindsey Nelson
  Anne Yelsey
1–6, 3–6
Winner 12. 21 August 2006 Bronx, USA Hard   Julie Ditty   Lucie Hradecká
  Michaela Paštiková
6–1, 7–6(7–2)
Winner 13. 13 November 2006 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard   Christina Wheeler   Daniella Jeflea
  Sophie Ferguson
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 14. 20 November 2006 Port Pirie, Australia Hard   Raquel Kops-Jones   Christina Horiatopoulos
  Nicole Kriz
6–2, 6–1
Winner 15. 27 November 2006 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard   Raquel Kops-Jones   Trudi Musgrave
  Christina Wheeler
6–2, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 16. 28 January 2007 Waikoloa, USA Hard   Raquel Kops-Jones   Līga Dekmeijere
  Julie Ditty
6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 16. 4 February 2007 Palm Desert, USA Hard   Raquel Kops-Jones   Julie Ditty
  Edina Gallovits-Hall
2–6, 1–6
Winner 17. 17 July 2007 Boston, USA Hard   Melinda Czink   Līga Dekmeijere
  İpek Şenoğlu
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 17. 20 July 2007 Lexington, USA Hard   Casey Dellacqua   Melinda Czink
  Lindsay Lee-Waters
2–6, 6–7(8–10)
Runner-up 18. 5 August 2007 Washington, D.C., USA Hard   Julie Ditty   Jorgelina Cravero
  Betina Jozami
6–1, 1–6, 2–6
Winner 18. 18 November 2007 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard   Robin Stephenson   Sophie Ferguson
  Trudi Musgrave
6–4, 7–5
Winner 19. 6 July 2008 Boston, USA Hard   Chin-Wei Chan   Yulia Fedossova
  Varvara Lepchenko
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 19. 13 July 2008 Allentown, USA Hard   Chin-Wei Chan   Carly Gullickson
  Nicole Kriz
2–6, 3–6
Winner 20. 12 October 2008 Traralgon, Australia Hard   Robin Stephenson   Jarmila Gajdošová
  Jessica Moore
6–4, 6–2
Winner 21. 19 October 2008 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard   Robin Stephenson   Miki Miyamura
  Erika Sema
6–4, 6–2
Winner 22. 26 October 2008 Port Pirie, Australia Hard   Robin Stephenson   Lizaan du Plessis
  Tiffany Welford
6–2, 6–0
Runner-up 20. 23 November 2008 Phoenix, Mauritius Hard   Kelly Anderson   Teodora Mirčić
  Lenka Tvarošková
4–6, 6–3 [4–10]
Winner 23. 2 February 2009 Rancho Mirage, United States Hard   Courtney Nagle   Alina Jidkova
  Darya Kustova
6–2, 7–6
Winner 24. 5 June 2009 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass   Alexa Glatch   Eleni Daniilidou
  Rika Fujiwara
6–3, 2–6 [10–7]
Runner-up 21. 23 August 2010 The Bronx, United States Hard   Abigail Spears   Kristina Barrois
  Yvonne Meusburger
6–1, 4–6 [13–15]
Winner 25. 14 March 2011 Nassau, Bahamas Hard   Vladimíra Uhlířová   Raquel Kops-Jones
  Abigail Spears
6–4, 6–2

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A 3R 1R A 1R A 1R A 2R 2R QF 2R 3R 0 / 9 10–9
French Open A 1R 1R A A A 2R 3R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1 / 9 6–9
Wimbledon 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R 0 / 13 7–13
US Open A 1R 1R A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 9 2–9
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 40 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 1–1 2–4 1–4 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–4 2–3 1–4 1–4 6–4 6–4 3–4 N/A 25–40

External linksEdit