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Sabrina Goleš (born 3 June 1965) is a former Croatian tennis player who competed for SFR Yugoslavia.

Sabrina Goleš
Country (sports) Yugoslavia
Born (1965-06-03) 3 June 1965 (age 54)
Stari Mikanovci, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Turned pro1983
Retired1990
Prize moneyUS$353,941
Singles
Career record102–109
Career titles1 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 27 (2 February 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1990)
French Open4R (1984)
Wimbledon2R (1987)
US Open3R (1989)
Other tournaments
Olympic GamesF (1984, demonstration)
Doubles
Career record87–91
Career titles3 WTA, 0 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 55 (19 January 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1990)
French Open3R (1984)
Wimbledon1R (1984, 1985, 1989, 1990)
US Open3R (1986)

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BiographyEdit

Sabrina Goleš was ranked no. 3 among juniors in the world in 1983 (in the juniors, she won the Italian Open and Rolex Port Washington, reached the semifinals at Roland Garros and the Orange Bowl, and the quarterfinals at the US Open).[clarification needed]

Goleš competed for SFR Yugoslavia at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, where she made it to the finals, losing 6–1, 3–6, 4–6 to 15-year-old Steffi Graf. The same year, Goleš was part of the Yugoslav team that reached the Federation Cup semifinals.

In 1987, Goleš won the WTA tournament in Paris and four titles in doubles. She also competed in 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul where she beat Arantxa Sánchez Vicario before losing to Sabatini.

Goleš has career wins over top 10 players Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, Bettina Bunge, Kathy Rinaldi, Lisa Bonder, Katerina Maleeva, Manuela Maleeva, Carling Bassett, Hana Mandlíková, Andrea Temesvári, and Virginia Wade.

Goleš was the captain of the Fed Cup team of Yugoslavia and coached the Fed Cup team of Croatia from 1992 to 1994.

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles 4 (1–3)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Olympic Games 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 23 April 1984 Taranto, Italy Clay   Sandra Cecchini 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 11 August 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, California, USA Hard   Steffi Graf 6–1, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 16 November 1986 San Juan, Puerto Rico Hard   Raffaella Reggi 6–7, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 4. 4 October 1987 Paris, France Clay   Sandra Wasserman 7–5, 6–1

Doubles 8 (3–5)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 2
Olympic Games 0
Titles by Surface
Hard 0
Clay 2
Grass 0
Carpet 1
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 11 November 1985 Hilversum, Netherlands Carpet   Sandra Cecchini   Marcella Mesker
  Catherine Tanvier
2–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 27 April 1986 Wild Dunes, South Carolina Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Laura Gildemeister
  Marcela Skuherská
4–6, 6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 4 October 1987 Paris, France Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Isabelle Demongeot
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–1, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 7 August 1988 Athens, Greece Clay   Judith Wiesner   Silke Frankl
  Sabine Hack
7–5, 6–0
Runner-up 5. 14 August 1988 Sofia, Bulgaria Hard   Katerina Maleeva   Conchita Martínez
  Barbara Paulus
6–1, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 7 May 1989 Taranto, Italy Clay   Mercedes Paz   Sophie Amiach
  Emmanuelle Derly
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 30 July 1989 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Katerina Maleeva   Mercedes Paz
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 8. 29 April 1990 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Patricia Tarabini   Mercedes Paz
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–6, 2–6, 1–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (1–2)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 28 March 1983 Taranto, Italy Clay   Sandra Cecchini 7-6, 6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 4 April 1983 Caserta, Italy Clay   Sandra Cecchini 6-2, 6–7, 2–6
Winner 3. 18 April 1983 Bari, Italy Clay   Elizabeth Minter 1-6, 7-5, 6-3

Doubles (0–2)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 28 March 1983 Taranto, Italy Clay   Renata Šašak   Elizabeth Minter
  Bernadette Randall-Marshall
5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 18 April 1983 Bari, Italy Clay   Renata Šašak   Elizabeth Minter
  Anne Harris
4-6, 2-6

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 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 Career SR
Australian Open A A A NH A A A 1R 0 / 1
French Open 2R 4R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 8
Wimbledon A 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R A 0 / 6
US Open 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R 3R A 0 / 7
SR 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 22
Year-end ranking 110 55 54 30 64 59 105 203

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