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Patricia Tarabini (born 6 August 1968) is an Argentine former tennis player. Tarabini represented her country and won the bronze Olympic medal at the 2004 Athens 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 May 9, 1988, Patricia reached her highest singles ranking; world number 29. Tarabini's highest doubles ranking was world number 12, which she achieved on August 17, 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, which she won with Javier Frana.

Patricia Tarabini
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceSan Diego, California, U.S
Born (1968-08-06) 6 August 1968 (age 50)
La Plata, Argentina
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro1986
Retired2006
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$1,541,551
Singles
Career record147–143
Career titles0 WTA, 2 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)

Contents

Major finalsEdit

Olympic finalsEdit

Doubles: one final (one bronze medal)Edit

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

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles 3 (0–3)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 28 May 1989 Strasbourg, France Clay   Jana Novotná 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 17 December 1989 Guarujá, Brazil Hard   Federica Haumüller 6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 23 September 1990 Paris, France Clay   Conchita Martínez 5–7, 3–6

Doubles 31 (15–16)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 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
Runner-up 1. 12 July 1987 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Penny Barg
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
1–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 16 July 1989 Arcachon, France Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Mercedes Paz
  Brenda Schultz
6–3, 7–6
Winner 3. 17 September 1989 Athens, Greece Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Elena Pampoulova
  Silke Meier
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 4. 24 September 1989 Paris, France Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Nathalie Herreman
  Catherine Suire
6-1, 6–1
Winner 5. 17 December 1989 Guarujá, Brazil Hard   Mercedes Paz   Cláudia Chabalgoity
  Luciana Corsato
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 29 April 1990 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Sabrina Goleš   Mercedes Paz
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–6, 2–6, 1–6
Winner 7. 22 July 1990 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Carin Bakkum
  Nicole Muns-Jagerman
1–6, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 16 September 1990 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Petra Langrová
  Radomira Zrubáková
0–6, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 21 July 1991 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Bettina Fulco
  Nicole Jagerman
5–7, 4–6
Winner 10. 29 September 1991 Bayonne, France Carpet   Nathalie Tauziat   Rachel McQuillan
  Catherine Tanvier
6–3, RET
Winner 11. 20 September 1992 Paris, France Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Rachel McQuillan
  Noëlle van Lottum
7–5, 6–1
Winner 12. 18 July 1993 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Inés Gorrochategui   Laura Golarsa
  Caroline Vis
6–2, 6–1
Winner 13. 1 August 1993 San Marino Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Florencia Labat
  Barbara Rittner
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 14. 24 October 1993 Budapest, Hungary Carpet   Sandra Cecchini   Inés Gorrochategui
  Caroline Vis
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 15. 22 May 1994 Strasbourg, France Clay   Caroline Vis   Lori McNeil
  Rennae Stubbs
3–6, 6–3, 2–6
Winner 16. 31 July 1994 Styria, Austria Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Alexandra Fusai
  Karina Habšudová
7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 17. 7 May 1995 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Conchita Martínez   Gigi Fernández
  Martina Hingis
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 18. 14 May 1995 Rome, Italy Clay   Conchita Martínez   Gigi Fernández
  Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 19. 11 May 1997 Rome, Italy Clay   Conchita Martínez   Nicole Arendt
  Manon Bollegraf
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 20. 27 July 1997 Stanford, California, USA Hard   Conchita Martínez   Lindsay Davenport
  Martina Hingis
1–6, 3–6
Winner 21. 5 April 1998 Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA Clay   Conchita Martínez   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
3–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 22. 5 April 1999 Amelia Island, Florida, USA Clay   Conchita Martínez   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
7–5, 0–6, 6–4
Runner-up 23. 16 May 1999 Berlin, Germany Clay   Jana Novotná   Alexandra Fusai
  Nathalie Tauziat
3–6, 5–7
Winner 24. 26 September 1999 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Conchita Martínez   Amanda Coetzer
  Jelena Dokić
6–7, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 25. 23 April 2000 Hilton Head, Florida, USA Clay   Conchita Martínez   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
5–7, 3–6
Winner 26. 15 April 2001 Amelia Island, Florida, USA Clay   Conchita Martínez   Martina Navratilova
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 27. 20 May 2001 Rome, Italy Clay   Paola Suárez   Cara Black
  Elena Likhovtseva
1–6, 1–6
Winner 28. 15 July 2001 Vienna, Austria Clay   Paola Suárez   Vanessa Henke
  Lenka Němečková
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 29. 16 September 2001 Bahia, Brazil Hard   Nicole Arendt   Amanda Coetzer
  Lori McNeil
7–6(10–8), 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 30. 19 May 2002 Rome, Italy Clay   Conchita Martínez   Virginia Ruano Pascual
 Paola Suárez
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 31. 2 May 2004 Warsaw, Poland Clay   Gisela Dulko   Silvia Farina Elia
  Francesca Schiavone
6–3, 2–6, 1–6

Mixed doubles 1 (1–0)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 1
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Titles by surface
Hard 0
Clay 1
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 9 June 1996 French Open, Paris, France Clay   Javier Frana   Luke Jensen
  Nicole Arendt
6–2, 6–2

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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