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Samantha Schoeffel

Samantha Schoeffel-Hechinger (born 24 January 1981) is a former professional tennis player from France.

Samantha Schoeffel
Full nameSamantha Schoeffel-Hechinger
Country (sports) France
Born (1981-01-24) 24 January 1981 (age 38)
Prize money$33,876
Singles
Career record95–62
Career titles5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 430 (18 May 2009)
Doubles
Career record65–48
Career titles10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 198 (12 July 1999)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (1999)

BiographyEdit

Schoeffel, who is originally from Cape Town, South Africa began competing on the professional tour in 1996.

As a doubles player she broke into the world's top 200, with WTA Tour quarterfinal appearances at the 1999 Internationaux de Strasbourg and the 2000 Belgian Open. She featured in the women's doubles main draw at the 1999 French Open, as a wildcard pairing with Stéphanie Foretz.[1]

In 2001, she left the tour to play collegiate tennis at Florida State University[2], later returning to the professional circuit in 2006 and going on to win five ITF singles titles. She reached her best singles ranking of 430 in the world in 2009.

She lives in Obernai, France.

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 8 (5–3)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. 12 August 2007 Rebecq, Belgium Clay   Julia Babilon 2–6, 0–6
Runner–up 2. 28 October 2007 Dubrovnik, Croatia Clay   Nataša Zorić 6–0, 6–7(5–7), 1–6
Winner 1. 5 November 2007 Le Havre, France Clay (i)   Romana Janshen 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 22 September 2008 Clermont-Ferrand, France Hard (i)   Ksenia Lykina 4–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 6 October 2008 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Ekaterine Gorgodze 6–2, 6–1
Winner 3. 18 October 2008 Dubrovnik, Croatia Clay   Paola Cigui 6–1, 6–3
Winner 4. 9 November 2008 Le Havre, France Clay (i)   Shérazad Reix 7–6(7–4), 7–6(8–6)
Winner 5. 5 April 2009 Antalya, Turkey Hard   Julia Babilon 7–6(10–8), 1–0 ret.

Doubles: 15 (10–5)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner–up 1. 15 March 1998 Biel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Laura Bao   Kirstin Freye
  Jean Okada
0–6, 7–6, 1–6
Runner–up 2. 3 August 1998 Périgueux, France Clay   Stephanie Testard   Paula García
  Kelly Liggan
6–3, 3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 1. 22 November 1998 Deauville, France Carpet (i)   Emmanuelle Curutchet   Lubomira Bacheva
  Iroda Tulyaganova
6–1, 2–6, 7–6
Winner 2. 9 May 1999 Seoul, South Korea Clay   Iroda Tulyaganova   Choi Young-ja
  Kim Eun-sook
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 3. 24 April 2000 Talence, France Hard   Séverine Beltrame   Aurore Desert
  Magalie Lamarre
6–2, 6–2
Winner 4. 12 August 2007 Rebecq, Belgium Clay   Émilie Bacquet   Claire Lablans
  Marcella Koek
7–6(8–6), 6–7(3–7), 6–4
Winner 5. 19 August 2007 Koksijde, Belgium Clay   Émilie Bacquet   Sylwia Zagorska
  Olga Brózda
6–1, 6–1
Winner 6. 24 August 2007 Westende, Belgium Hard   Claire de Gubernatis   Leslie Butkiewicz
  Katharina Brown
4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 7. 10 September 2007 Casale Monferrato, Italy Clay   Émilie Bacquet   Stefania Chieppa
  Giulia Gatto-Monticone
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 15 October 2007 Dubrovnik, Croatia Clay   Émilie Bacquet   Nataša Zorić
  Miljana Adanko
3–6, 3–6
Winner 8. 5 November 2007 Le Havre, France Clay (i)   Elodie Caillat   Anna Savitskaya
  Bibiane Schoofs
6–2, 2–6, [10–6]
Winner 9. 11 August 2008 Versmold, Germany Clay   Bibiane Schoofs   Nicola Geuer
  Laura Haberkorn
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–5]
Runner-up 4. 22 September 2008 Clermont-Ferrand, France Hard (i)   Bibiane Schoofs   Ksenia Lykina
  Vivienne Vierin
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 6 October 2008 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Bibiane Schoofs   Kristi Miller
  Lucia Sainz-Pelegri
7–6(7–5), 6–7(6–8), [7–10]
Winner 10. 3 November 2008 Le Havre, France Clay (i)   Bibiane Schoofs   Ana Bezjak
  Neda Kozic
6–3, 6–1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "French Open results". Bluefield Daily Telegraph. Heritage Microfilm, Inc. 27 May 1999. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Lady Seminoles fight hard but fall in a close match to No. 21 LSU". Seminoles.com. 13 February 2001. Retrieved 15 September 2018.

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