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Olivia Sanchez (born 17 November 1982 in Paris) is a retired French tennis player. Her paternal grandparents are Spanish.

Olivia Sanchez
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Sanchez at the US Open, 2008
Country (sports) France
ResidenceParis
Born (1982-11-17) 17 November 1982 (age 36)
Paris
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro1998
Retired2012
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$376,039
Singles
Career record287-209
Career titles0 WTA, 12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 90 (9 June 2008)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ3 (2008)
French Open2R (2008, 2010)
WimbledonQ1 (2008, 2010, 2011)
US Open1R (2007, 2008)
Doubles
Career record20-49
Career titles1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 427 (6 December 2010)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (2007, 2008)

On 9 June 2008, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 90. On 6 December 2010, she peaked at No. 427 in the doubles rankings. In her career, Sanchez won 12 singles titles and one doubles title on the ITF circuit. She was coached by Norbert Palmier.

Tennis careerEdit

2007Edit

In May, she received a wild card into the main draw of the French Open, but lost in 6–3, 4–6, 3–6 to American Shenay Perry in the first round.

She reached five ITF singles finals, winning four in Spain, Portugal, France and Mexico. Sanchez won her first $75,000 tournament in September 2007 at the Open Engie Porte du Hainaut, defeating Anastasiya Yakimova in the final.

2008Edit

At the Australian Open, she defeated Zuzana Ondrášková and Yuliya Beygelzimer, but then lost to Alisa Kleybanova in the final round of qualifying in straight sets.

In February, she made her WTA Tour main-draw debut at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel. She won in the first round against Martina Müller, but lost 1–6, 5–7 to Sorana Cîrstea in the second.

She received a wild card into the main draw of the French Open, but then lost 2–6, 6–7 to Karin Knapp. As of 9 June 2008, Sanchez reached her highest singles ranking of world No. 90.

2010Edit

She received a wild card into the main draw of the French Open, but lost 5–7, 2–6 against Marion Bartoli in the second round.

She reached five ITF singles finals, winning four in United States, Brazil, Spain and France.

Sanchez declared her retirement from tennis in 2012.

ITF finalsEdit

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

Singles (12–10)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 29 June 1998 Mont-de-Marsan, France Clay   Stephanie Testard 2–6, 5–7
Winner 1. 1 November 1999 Saint-Raphaël, France Hard (i)   Magdalena Kučerová 6–1, 1–6, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 15 November 1999 Deauville, France Clay (i)   Virginie Razzano 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. 18 September 2000 Sunderland, Great Britain Hard (i)   Hannah Collin 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 30 September 2001 Sunderland, Great Britain Hard (i)   Sofia Arvidsson 3–6, 6–2, 0–6
Runner-up 5. 27 January 2002 Belfort, France Hard (i)   Sandra Klösel 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 1 May 2006 Vic, Spain Clay   Nuria Sánchez García 2–6, 6–7(8–10)
Winner 2. 19 June 2006 Montpellier, France Clay   Stéphanie Vongsouthi 6–7(6–8), 6–0, 6–0
Runner-up 7. 23 July 2006 Vittel, France Clay   Jarmila Wolfe 4–6, 0–6
Winner 3. 19 September 2006 Madrid, Spain Hard   Katie O'Brien 6–7(7–9), 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 8 July 2007 Mont-de-Marsan, France Clay   Anna Gerasimou 3–6, 6–2, 4–6
Winner 4. 5 August 2007 Vigo, Spain Hard   Marina Erakovic w/o
Winner 5. 4 August 2007 Coimbra, Portugal Hard   Neuza Silva 7–6(10–8), 6–1
Winner 6. 3 September 2007 Denain, France Clay   Anastasiya Yakimova 6–2, 1–6, 6–1
Winner 7. 28 October 2007 Mexico City, Mexico Hard   Stephanie Vogt 2–6, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 8. 1 February 2010 Rancho Mirage, United States Hard   Tadeja Majerič 7–5, 6–0
Winner 9. 8 February 2010 Laguna Niguel, United States Hard   Mandy Minella 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 9. 9 May 2010 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay   Bianca Botto 2–6, 6–1, 4–6
Winner 10. 16 May 2010 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay   Bianca Botto 6–4, 6–3
Winner 11. 4 June 2010 Pozoblanco, Spain Hard   Beatriz García Vidagany 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 18 July 2010 Contrexéville, France Clay   Jelena Dokic 6–4, 3–6, 1–6
Winner 12. 25 April 2011 San Severo, Italy Clay   Alice Moroni 6–2, 6–1

Doubles (1–0)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 7 September 1998 Denain, France Clay   Amandine Dulon   Lincky Ackron
  Karyn Bacon
5–7, 7–5, 6–3

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