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Romina Sarina Oprandi (born 29 March 1986) is a 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] Her highest singles ranking was No. 32, achieved on 10 June 2013.

Romina Oprandi
Romina Oprandi, Wimbledon 2013 - Diliff.jpg
Full nameRomina Sarina Oprandi
Country (sports) Italy
(2005–2012)
  Switzerland
(from 2012)
ResidenceBern, Switzerland
Born (1986-03-29) 29 March 1986 (age 33)
Jegenstorf, Switzerland
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,485,345
Singles
Career record386–202
Career titles0 WTA, 25 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 32 (10 June 2013)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2012)
French Open1R (2007, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Wimbledon2R (2010, 2012)
US Open2R (2011, 2012)
Doubles
Career record113–79
Career titles1 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 112 (28 May 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2007)
Wimbledon2R (2013)
US Open2R (2012)
Team competitions
Fed CupW (2006)
Record 3–1
Last updated on: 8 February 2016.

She has won 25 singles and 11 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. She has one WTA title in doubles.

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Biography 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.

2007Edit

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.

2008Edit

Oprandi 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.

2009Edit

Oprandi played in her first WTA tour event in over 18 months 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.

2012Edit

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.

2013Edit

Oprandi 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.

2014Edit

In April, 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)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 27 April 2014 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Marrakesh, Morocco Clay   María Teresa Torró Flor 3–6, 6–3, 3–6

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 27 April 2014 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Marrakesh, Morocco Clay   Garbiñe Muguruza   Katarzyna Piter
  Maryna Zanevska
4–6, 6–2, [11–9]

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

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

Grand Slam doubles performance timelineEdit

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