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Niege Dias[a] (born 5 December 1966) is a former professional tennis player from Brazil.[2][1] She competed for Brazil in the Fed Cup from 1985 to 1988.[3]

Niege Dias
Full nameNiege Pelanio Dias
Country (sports) Brazil
Born (1966-12-05) 5 December 1966 (age 52)
Santa Cruz do Sul, Brazil [1]
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) [2]
Retired1989
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand) [2]
Singles
Career record112–83
Career titles2 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 31 (5 December 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open3R (1989)
Wimbledon2R (1986)
US Open2R (1987)
Doubles
Career record47–69
Career titles1 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 89 (31 August 1987)

During her career, she won two WTA singles tournaments: 1987 Brazil Open and 1988 Barcelona Open.[4][1]

Her best singles result at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the third round of the 1988 French Open.

Dias retired from professional tennis in 1989 at the age of 22. She married her former coach Luiz Carlos Enck.[5]

Career finalsEdit

Singles (2 titles)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. December 1987 Brasil Open, Guarujá, Brazil Clay   Patricia Medrado 6–0, 6–7, 6–4
Win 2. April 1988 Spanish Open, Barcelona, Spain Clay   Bettina Fulco 6–3, 6–3

Doubles (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. December 1985 São Paulo, Brazil Clay   Csilla Bartos   Mercedes Paz
  Gabriela Sabatini
5–7, 4–6
Win 1. December 1986 São Paulo, Brazil Clay   Patricia Medrado   Petra Huber
  Laura Gildemeister
4–6, 6–4, 7–6

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Her name is spelled Neige Dias by the ITF and WTA.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Carta, Gianni; Marcher, Roberto (2004). O Tênis no Brasil : De Maria Esther Buerno a Gustavo Kuerten (in Portuguese). São Paulo: Códex. pp. 264–283. ISBN 978-8575940310.
  2. ^ a b c John Barrett, ed. (1990). The International Tennis Federation : World of Tennis 1990. London: Willow Books. p. 270. ISBN 9780002183550.
  3. ^ "FedCup player profile". FedCup. International Tennis Federation (ITF).
  4. ^ José Geraldo Azevedo (21 April 2015). "Dona do último WTA antes de Teliana, Niege Dias é só elogios: "Ela merece"". Globoesporte.com (in Portuguese). Grupo Globo.
  5. ^ "Niége parou aos 22 por vida comum". Folha de S.Paulo (in Portuguese). 18 May 2008.

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