Patricia Tarabini

Patricia Tarabini (born 6 August 1968) is a former tennis player from Argentina. She represented her country and won the bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Olympic games, with Paola Suárez, where they lost 7–9 in the third set to eventual gold medalists from China, Sun Tiantian and Li Ting. On 9 May 1988, Tarabini reached her highest singles ranking of world No. 29. Her career-high doubles ranking is No. 12, which she achieved on 17 August 1998. Patricia turned pro in 1986, and won a total of 15 top-level doubles titles in her career. She is the 1996 French Open mixed-doubles champion, partnering with Javier Frana.

Patricia Tarabini
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceSan Diego, California, U.S.
Born (1968-08-06) 6 August 1968 (age 52)
La Plata, Argentina
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro1986
Retired2006
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,541,551
Singles
Career record147–143
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 29 (9 May 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1991, 1994, 1995)
French Open3R (1990)
Wimbledon2R (1994)
US Open3R (1987, 1989)
Doubles
Career record449–347
Career titles15 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 12 (17 August 1998)

Major finalsEdit

Olympic finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 bronze medal)Edit

Outcome Year Location Surface Partner Opponents Score
Bronze 2004 Athens Hard   Paola Suárez   Shinobu Asagoe
  Ai Sugiyama
6–3, 6–3

Mixed doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 9 June 1996 French Open, Paris Clay   Javier Frana   Luke Jensen
  Nicole Arendt
6–2, 6–2

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (3 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. May 1989 Strasbourg, France Clay   Jana Novotná 1–6, 2–6
Loss 2. Dec 1989 Guarujá, Brazil Hard   Federica Haumüller 6–7, 4–6
Loss 3. Sep 1990 Paris, France Clay   Conchita Martínez 5–7, 3–6

Doubles: 31 (15 titles, 16 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
Tier I 2
Tier II 2
Tier III 1
Tier IV & V 8
Titles by surface
Hard 1
Clay 13
Grass 0
Carpet 1
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 12 July 1987 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Penny Barg
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
1–6, 2–6
Win 2. 16 July 1989 Arcachon, France Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Mercedes Paz
  Brenda Schultz
6–3, 7–6
Win 3. 17 September 1989 Athens, Greece Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Elena Pampoulova
  Silke Meier
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Win 4. 24 September 1989 Paris, France Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Nathalie Herreman
  Catherine Suire
6–1, 6–1
Win 5. 17 December 1989 Guarujá, Brazil Hard   Mercedes Paz   Cláudia Chabalgoity
  Luciana Corsato
6–2, 6–2
Loss 6. 29 April 1990 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Sabrina Goleš   Mercedes Paz
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–6, 2–6, 1–6
Win 7. 22 July 1990 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Carin Bakkum
  Nicole Muns-Jagerman
1–6, 6–2, 6–3
Loss 8. 16 September 1990 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Petra Langrová
  Radomira Zrubáková
0–6, 4–6
Loss 9. 21 July 1991 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Bettina Fulco
  Nicole Jagerman
5–7, 4–6
Win 10. 29 September 1991 Bayonne, France Carpet (i)   Nathalie Tauziat   Rachel McQuillan
  Catherine Tanvier
6–3, ret.
Win 11. 20 September 1992 Paris, France Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Rachel McQuillan
  Noëlle van Lottum
7–5, 6–1
Win 12. 18 July 1993 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Inés Gorrochategui   Laura Golarsa
  Caroline Vis
6–2, 6–1
Win 13. 1 August 1993 San Marino Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Florencia Labat
  Barbara Rittner
6–3, 6–2
Loss 14. 24 October 1993 Budapest, Hungary Carpet (i)   Sandra Cecchini   Inés Gorrochategui
  Caroline Vis
1–6, 3–6
Loss 15. 22 May 1994 Strasbourg, France Clay   Caroline Vis   Lori McNeil
  Rennae Stubbs
3–6, 6–3, 2–6
Win 16. 31 July 1994 Bad Gastein, Austria Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Alexandra Fusai
  Karina Habšudová
7–5, 7–5
Loss 17. 7 May 1995 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Conchita Martínez   Gigi Fernández
  Martina Hingis
2–6, 3–6
Loss 18. 14 May 1995 Rome, Italy Clay   Conchita Martínez   Gigi Fernández
  Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 6–7, 4–6
Loss 19. 11 May 1997 Rome, Italy Clay   Conchita Martínez   Nicole Arendt
  Manon Bollegraf
2–6, 4–6
Loss 20. 27 July 1997 Stanford, USA Hard   Conchita Martínez   Lindsay Davenport
  Martina Hingis
1–6, 3–6
Win 21. 5 April 1998 Hilton Head, USA Clay   Conchita Martínez   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
3–6, 6–4, 6–4
Win 22. 5 April 1999 Amelia Island, USA Clay   Conchita Martínez   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
7–5, 0–6, 6–4
Loss 23. 16 May 1999 Berlin, Germany Clay   Jana Novotná   Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
3–6, 5–7
Win 24. 26 September 1999 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Conchita Martínez   Amanda Coetzer
  Jelena Dokić
6–7, 6–4, 6–2
Loss 25. 23 April 2000 Hilton Head, USA Clay   Conchita Martínez   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
5–7, 3–6
Win 26. 15 April 2001 Amelia Island, USA Clay   Conchita Martínez   Martina Navratilova
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–4, 6–2
Loss 27. 20 May 2001 Rome, Italy Clay   Paola Suárez   Cara Black
  Elena Likhovtseva
1–6, 1–6
Win 28. 15 July 2001 Vienna, Austria Clay   Paola Suárez   Vanessa Henke
  Lenka Němečková
6–4, 6–2
Loss 29. 16 September 2001 Bahia, Brazil Hard   Nicole Arendt   Amanda Coetzer
  Lori McNeil
7–6(10–8), 2–6, 4–6
Loss 30. 19 May 2002 Rome, Italy Clay   Conchita Martínez   Virginia Ruano Pascual
 Paola Suárez
3–6, 4–6
Loss 31. 2 May 2004 Warsaw, Poland Clay   Gisela Dulko   Silvia Farina Elia
  Francesca Schiavone
6–3, 2–6, 1–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (2–1)Edit

$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 22 April 1985 ITF Monviso, Italy Clay   Laura Golarsa 4–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 6 April 1986 ITF Bari, Italy Clay   Olga Votavová 6–0, 6–4
Winner 2. 21 April 1986 ITF Taranto, Italy Clay   Wiltrud Probst 6–2, 6–1

Doubles: 11 (6–5)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 17 March 1985 ITF Porto Alegre, Brazil Clay   Mariana Pérez Roldán   Rina Einy
  Lorrayne Gracie
7–6(0), 3–6, 6–4
Winner 2. 1 April 1985 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Mariana Pérez Roldán   Gabriela Mosca
  Andrea Tiezzi
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 22 April 1985 ITF Monviso, Italy Clay   Mariana Pérez Roldán   Patrizia Murgo
  Barbara Romanò
6–7, 5–7
Winner 3. 16 June 1985 ITF Amiens]], France Clay   Mariana Pérez Roldán   Cammy MacGregor
  Cynthia MacGregor
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 15 July 1985 ITF Subiaco, Italy Clay   Mariana Pérez Roldán   Patrizia Murgo
  Barbara Romanò
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 22 July 1985 ITF Sezze, Italy Clay   Mariana Pérez Roldán   Patrizia Murgo
  Barbara Romanò
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 5 March 1989 ITF Miami, United States Hard   Gabriela Mosca   Kathy Foxworth
  Tammy Whittington
6–7, 6–7
Runner-up 5. 11 July 1994 ITF Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Bettina Fulco   Park Sung-hee
  Choi Ju-yeon
4–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 27 September 1998 ITF Tucuman, Argentina Clay   Mercedes Paz   Luciana Masante
  Laura Montalvo
5–7, 6–4, 7–6
Winner 5. 8 July 2001 ITF Orbetello, Italy Clay   María Emilia Salerni   Lubomira Bacheva
  Laurence Courtois
7–6(5), 3–6, 6–1
Winner 6. 1 February 2004 ITF Waikoloa, United States Hard   Gisela Dulko   Amanda Augustus
  Natalie Grandin
1–6, 6–3, 6–3

Career statisticsEdit

Singles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
Australian Open A A A A 2R A A 2R 2R
French Open A A A 3R A A A A A
Wimbledon A A A A A A A 2R A
US Open 3R 3R A A A A A A A

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