Romina Oprandi

Romina Sarina Oprandi (born 29 March 1986) is a former tennis player. She has dual Swiss-Italian citizenship and represented Italy from her professional debut in 2005 until January 2012, when she joined the Swiss tennis federation.[1]

Romina Oprandi
2015 US Open Tennis - Qualies - Romina Oprandi (SUI) (22) def. Tornado Alicia Black (USA) (20720056000).jpg
Full nameRomina Sarina Oprandi
Country (sports) Italy
(2005–2012)
  Switzerland
(from 2012)
ResidenceBern, Switzerland
Born (1986-03-29) 29 March 1986 (age 34)
Jegenstorf, Switzerland
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro2005
Retired2020
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,521,129
Singles
Career record408–219 (65.1%)
Career titles0 WTA, 26 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 32 (10 June 2013)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2012)
French Open1R (2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Wimbledon2R (2010, 2012)
US Open2R (2011, 2012)
Doubles
Career record113–79 (58.9%)
Career titles1 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 112 (28 May 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2007,2011,2013,2015)
French Open1R (2011, 2012, 2013)
Wimbledon2R (2013)
US Open2R (2012)
Team competitions
Fed CupW (2006)
Record 3–1
Last updated on: 9 June 2019.

She has won 26 singles titles and 11 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit, and also one doubles title on the WTA Tour. On 10 June 2013, she achieved her career-high singles ranking of world No. 32.

Early years and playing styleEdit

Romina was born to parents Roberto and Romy in Jegenstorf. She is currently coached by her brother, Romeo Oprandi. Her favourite surface is clay.[2]

Oprandi is a strong baseliner. She particularly enjoys playing drop shots.[2]

Tennis careerEdit

2005–2006Edit

Oprandi first came to prominence in the top tier of women's tennis when she reached the quarterfinals of a WTA Tier I event in Rome as a qualifier, losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova, 4–6, 7–5, 6–7. Romina won an ITF singles title at Denain, which was her best result for the rest of the 2006 season.

2007-2009Edit

Oprani played several tournaments on the main tour, including the Australian Open, Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Amelia Island, Charleston, Rome, and the French Open. At Barcelona, she retired in the first round. Romina then did not play for the rest of the 2007 season and the first half of the 2008 season due to a right forearm injury.

She returned to tennis in August 2008 at an ITF event in Monteroni d'Arabia, Italy. She won an ITF tournament in Wahlstedt, Germany and reached the final in Mestre, Italy.

Oprandi played in her first WTA tour event in over 18 months 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia where she lost in the first round, 6–3, 6–7, 6–7. She won the doubles title at Buchen, partnering Sandra Martinović.

2012-2014Edit

On 12 August 2012, Oprandi defeated Anna Chakvetadze 5–7, 6–3, 6–3 to win the EmblemHealth Open singles title held in Bronx, New York.

She reached two WTA singles semifinals in 2013, in Oeiras and Brussels, but then suffered a shoulder injury which kept her out of action for eight months.

In April 2014, Oprandi reached her first WTA final at the third time of asking by beating number one seed Daniela Hantuchová in the semifinals at the Marrakech Grand Prix. She lost 3–6, 6–3, 3–6 to María Teresa Torró Flor in the final. The same day, she won her first WTA doubles title at the same tournament, partnering with Garbiñe Muguruza to defeat Katarzyna Piter and Maryna Zanevska 4–6, 6–2, [11–9] in the final.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2014 Morocco Open, Morocco International Clay   María Teresa Torró Flor 3–6, 6–3, 3–6

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2014 Morocco Open, Morocco International Clay   Garbiñe Muguruza   Katarzyna Piter
  Maryna Zanevska
4–6, 6–2, [11–9]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles finals 41 (26–15)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Location Surface Opponent in final Score
Runner-up 1. 14 April 2004 Bol, Croatia Clay   Lucie Hradecká 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 16 May 2004 Casale, Italy Clay   Matea Mezak 0–2 ret.
Winner 3. 21 May 2004 Elda, Spain Clay   Nuria Roig 6-2, 6-3
Winner 4. 20 February 2005 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Anna Floris 6–3, 6–0
Winner 5. 7 March 2005 Las Palmas, Spain Clay   Tina Schiechtl 6–3, 6–2
Winner 6. 27 March 2005 Rome, Italy Clay   Ana Jovanović 6–4, 7–6(4)
Winner 7. 3 April 2005 Rome, Italy Clay   Magda Mihalache 6–4, 6–4
Winner 8. 15 May 2005 Casale Monferrato, Italy Clay   Sandra Záhlavová 6–2, 6–0
Winner 9. 8 November 2005 Mexico City, Mexico Clay   Kira Nagy 6–3, 6–0
Winner 10. 15 November 2005 Puebla, Mexico Clay   Jenifer Widjaja 6-1, 6-1
Winner 11. 9 April 2006 Putignano, Italy Hard   Alberta Brianti 6–1, 1–6, 6–4
Winner 12. 1 May 2006 Torrent, Spain Clay   Ekaterina Makarova 6–1, 6–3
Winner 13. 1 May 2006 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Petra Cetkovská 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 14. 11 June 2006 Prostějov, Czech Republic Clay   Anna Smashnova w/o
Winner 15. 4 September 2006 Denain, France Clay   Stéphanie Foretz 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Winner 16. 18 August 2008 Wahlstedt, Germany Clay   Giulia Gatto-Monticone 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 17. 21 September 2008 Mestre, Italy Clay   Ekaterina Lopes 3–6, 0–3 ret.
Runner-up 18. 2 March 2009 Buchen, Germany Carpet (i)   Korina Perkovic 3–6, 6–7(0)
Runner-up 19. 2 November 2009 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Sandra Soler-Sola 6-3, 4-6, 2-6
Runner-up 20. 7 February 2010 Belfort, France Carpet   Elena Bovina 6–7(3), 7–5, 4–6
Runner-up 21. 22 February 2010 Biberach, Germany Hard (i)   Johanna Larsson 6–4, 2–6, 2–6
Winner 22. 14 March 2010 Buchen, Germany Carpet (i)   Irina Buryachok 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 23. 12 April 2010 Tessenderlo, Belgium Clay (i)   Nicola Geuer 6–4, 2–6, 3–6
Winner 24. 10 May 2010 Caserta, Italy Clay   Sloane Stephens 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 25. 31 May 2010 Rome, Italy Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino 7-5, 3-6, 3-6
Winner 26. 3 July 2010 Cuneo, Italy Clay   Pauline Parmentier 6–0, 6–2
Winner 27. 20 September 2010 Saint-Malo, France Clay   Alizé Cornet 6–2, 2–6, 6–2
Runner-up 28. 18 September 2011 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay   Sílvia Soler Espinosa 6–2, 6–6 ret.
Winner 29. 26 September 2011 Las Vegas, United States Hard   Alexa Glatch 6–7(2), 6–3, 7–6(4)
Runner-up 30. 10 October 2011 Kansas City, United States Hard   Varvara Lepchenko 4–6, 1–6
Winner 31. 16 October 2011 Troy, United States Hard   Varvara Lepchenko 6-1, 6-2
Winner 32. 23 October 2011 Rock Hill, United States Hard   Grace Min 7–5, 6–1
Winner 33. 9 July 2012 Biarritz, France Clay   Mandy Minella 7–5, 7–5
Winner 34. 12 August 2012 Bronx, United States Hard   Anna Chakvetadze 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
Winner 35. 17 May 2015 La Marsa, Tunisia Clay   Anastasija Sevastova 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 36. 5 July 2015 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Risa Ozaki 4–6, 5–7
Winner 37. 9 August 2015 Bad Saulgau, Germany Clay   Cristina Dinu 6−3, 6−3
Winner 38. 16 August 2015 Hechingen, Germany Clay   Ana Bogdan 6–3, 1–6, 6–2
Runner-up 39. 13 September 2015 Biarritz, France Clay   Laura Siegemund 5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 40. 8 May 2016 Tunis, Tunisia Clay   Ons Jabeur 6–1, 2–6, 2–6
Winner 41. 30 September 2018 Antalya, Turkey Hard   Daria Nazarkina 6-0, 6-2

Doubles: 13 (11–2)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 8 February 2005 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Adriana González-Peñas   Olga Brózda
  Tina Schiechtl
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 15 February 2005 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Adriana González-Peñas   Olga Brózda
  Petra Cetkovská
3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 7 March 2005 Las Palmas, Spain Clay   Vanessa Wellauer   Irina Kotkina
  Charlène Vanneste
7–5, 6-2
Winner 4. 3 April 2005 Rome, Italy Clay   Adriana González-Peñas   Gréta Arn
  Janette Bejlkova
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 18 April 2005 Bari, Italy Clay   Stefania Chieppa   Mervana Jugić-Salkić
  Stefanie Haidner
3–6, 6–7(3)
Winner 6. 18 April 2006 Bari, Italy Clay   Caroline Schneider   Stefanie Haidner
  Darija Jurak
7–5, 6–2
Winner 7. 7 May 2006 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Tzipora Obziler   Matea Mezak
  İpek Şenoğlu
4–6, 6–4, 6–0
Winner 8. 9 September 2006 Denain, France Clay   Jasmin Wöhr   Klaudia Jans-Ignacik
  Alicja Rosolska
4–6, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 9. 2 March 2009 Buchen, Germany Carpet (i)   Sandra Martinović   Kateryna Herth
  Anastasia Poltoratskaya
5–7, 7–5, [10–8]
Winner 10. 14 September 2009 Mestre, Italy Clay   Sandra Klemenschits   Kristina Barrois
  Yvonne Meusburger
6–4, 6–1
Winner 11. 14 November 2009 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Laura Pous Tió   Leticia Costas
  Inés Ferrer Suárez
7–6(5), 6–2
Winner 12. 11 December 2009 Benicarló, Spain Clay   Laura Pous Tió   Alexandra Cadanțu
  Diana Enache
6–4, 6–3
Winner 13. 22 October 2012 Ismaning, Germany Carpet (i)   Amra Sadiković   Jill Craybas
  Eva Hrdinová
4–6, 6–3, [10–7]

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Australian Open 1R 1R 3R 2R 3–4
French Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 0–4
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2–5
US Open 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2–5
Win–Loss 0–2 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–4 4–4 1–3 0–1 7–18

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 0–3
French Open 1R 1R 1R 0–3
Wimbledon 2R 1–1
US Open 1R 1R 2R 1–3
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–3 2–10

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swiss Tennis". Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b Romina Oprandi at the Women's Tennis Association

External linksEdit