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Raffaella Reggi (Italian pronunciation: [raffaˈɛlla ˈreddʒi]; born 27 November 1965) is a former professional tennis player from Italy.

Raffaella Reggi
Reggi raffaella nel 1981.jpg
Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceFaenza, Italy
Born (1965-11-27) 27 November 1965 (age 53)
Faenza, Italy
Turned pro1983
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$834,893
Singles
Career record296–189
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 13 (25 April 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1989, 1990)
French OpenQF (1987)
Wimbledon4R (1986, 1987)
US Open4R (1986)
Doubles
Career record126–122
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 25 (24 June 1991)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1990)
French OpenSF (1986)
WimbledonQF (1986)
US OpenW (1986)

CareerEdit

As a junior, Reggi won the Orange Bowl 16 and under in 1981. She was a member of the Continental Players Cup Team in 1982.

Reggi won the mixed doubles title at the US Open in 1986, partnering Sergio Casal. She was a singles quarter-finalist at the French Open in 1987, and reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 13 in 1988. One of the highlights of her career was winning the Italian Open in 1985.

In 1985 she became the first Italian woman to win the Italian Open since Annelies Ullstein-Bossi won in 1950. Ullstein-Bossi, Reggi, and 2014 finalist Sara Errani are the only Italian women to reach the singles final of Italy's top tennis tournament since World War II.

Reggi finished her career with five singles titles and four doubles titles. She was a member of the Italian Fed Cup team from 1982 through 1991 and the Italian Olympic Team in 1988 and 1992. She had career victories over Steffi Graf, Chris Evert, Evonne Goolagong, Jana Novotná, Hana Mandlíková, Manuela Maleeva, Nathalie Tauziat, Helena Suková, Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, Zina Garrison, and Jo Durie.

Major finalsEdit

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Mixed Doubles: 1 (1 title, 0 runners-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1986 US Open Hard   Sergio Casal   Martina Navratilova
  Peter Fleming
6–4, 6–4

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles: 11 (5–6)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–1)
Tier III (0–0)
Tier IV (0–0)
Tier V (1–3)
Virginia Slims (4–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–1)
Grass (0–1)
Clay (3–3)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 29 April 1985 Taranto Clay   Vicki Nelson-Dunbar 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 6 May 1985 Barcelona Clay   Sandra Cecchini 3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 19 May 1986 Lugano Clay   Manuela Maleeva 5–7, 6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 3. 10 November 1986 San Juan Hard   Sabrina Goleš 7–6(7–4), 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 30 March 1987 Isle of Palms Clay   Manuela Maleeva 7–5, 2–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 3 August 1987 San Diego Hard   Anne Minter 6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 11 July 1988 Brussels Clay   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 0–6, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 19 June 1989 Eastbourne Grass   Martina Navratilova 6–7(2–7), 2–6
Runner-up 5. 30 October 1989 Indianapolis Hard (I)   Katerina Maleeva 4–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 30 April 1990 Taranto Clay   Alexia Dechaume 3–6, 6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 4 February 1991 Oslo Carpet (I)   Catarina Lindqvist 6–3, 6–0

Doubles: 14 (4–10)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–1)
Tier II (0–1)
Tier III (0–2)
Tier IV (1–0)
Tier V (2–6)
Virginia Slims (1–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–4)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (2–1)
Carpet (1–5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 29 April 1985 Taranto Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Patrizia Murgo
  Barbara Romanò
1–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 2. 28 March 1988 Tampa Clay   Terry Phelps   Cammy MacGregor
  Cynthia MacGregor
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 11 July 1988 Brussels Clay   Katerina Maleeva   Mercedes Paz
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
6–7(3–7), 1–6
Runner-up 2. 10 October 1988 Filderstadt Carpet (I)   Elna Reinach   Iwona Kuczyńska
  Martina Navratilova
1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 14 August 1989 Albuquerque Hard   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Nicole Provis
  Elna Reinach
6–4, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 9 October 1989 Filderstadt Carpet (I)   Elna Reinach   Gigi Fernández
  Robin White
4–6, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 5. 16 October 1989 Bayonne Hard (I)   Elna Reinach   Manon Bollegraf
  Catherine Tanvier
6–7(3–7), 5–7
Runner-up 6. 30 July 1990 Montreal Hard   Helen Kelesi   Betsy Nagelsen
  Gabriela Sabatini
6–3, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 4 February 1991 Oslo Carpet (I)   Sabine Appelmans   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch
  Silke Meier
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 11 February 1991 Linz Carpet (I)   Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere   Petra Langrová
  Radka Zrubáková
6–4, 1–6, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 30 September 1991 Milan Carpet (I)   Sabine Appelmans   Sandy Collins
  Lori McNeil
6–7(0–7), 3–6
Winner 4. 27 January 1992 Auckland Hard   Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer   Jill Hetherington
  Kathy Rinaldi
1–6, 6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 9. 10 February 1992 Linz Hard (I)   Claudia Porwik   Monique Kiene
  Miriam Oremans
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 17 February 1992 Cesena Carpet (I)   Sabine Appelmans   Catherine Suire
  Catherine Tanvier
w/o

Grand Slam 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 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 Career SR
Australian Open A 1R A A NH A A 4R 4R 1R A 0 / 4
French Open A 1R 3R 4R 2R QF 2R 2R 2R A 1R 0 / 9
Wimbledon A 2R 1R A 4R 4R A 3R 1R A A 0 / 6
US Open A 2R 2R 2R 4R 3R 2R 1R 3R A A 0 / 8
SR 0 / 0 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 27
Year End Ranking 127 45 62 42 22 17 23 21 23 75 56

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