Sandra Cecchini

Anna-Maria "Sandra" Cecchini (Italian pronunciation: [ˈsandra tʃekˈkiːni]; born 27 February 1965) is a retired professional tennis player from Italy.

Sandra Cecchini
Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceCerva, Italy and Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1965-02-27) 27 February 1965 (age 55)
Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
Height1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Turned pro1984
Retired1999
PlaysRight-handed (one handed-backhand)
Prize money$1,314,473
Singles
Career record340–235
Career titles12 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 15 (14 March 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1996)
French OpenQF (1985)
Wimbledon2R (1984, 1985, 1994)
US Open3R (1985, 1987, 1994)
Doubles
Career record211–182
Career titles11 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 22 (13 September 1993)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1996)
French OpenSF (1993)
Wimbledon3R (1995)
US OpenQF (1993)
Team competitions
Fed Cup16–17

CareerEdit

Cecchini turned professional in 1984. She won 12 singles and 11 doubles titles on the WTA Tour. She had career wins over Chris Evert, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Gabriela Sabatini, Nathalie Tauziat, Natasha Zvereva, and Anke Huber. Her most notable Grand Slam performance came at the French Open in 1985, when she reached the quarterfinals. In March 1988, she achieved her highest singles ranking of world No. 15.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 18 (12–6)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (0–1)
Tier IV (1–1)
Tier V (5–3)
Virginia Slims (6–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (10–5)
Carpet (0–1)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. Apr 1984 Taranto, Italy Clay   Sabrina Goleš 6–2, 7–5
Win 2. Jul 1984 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Hard   Adriana Villagrán 6–3, 6–3
Win 3. May 1985 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Raffaella Reggi 6–3, 6–4
Win 4. Jul 1986 Bregenz, Austria Clay   Mariana Pérez Roldán 6–4, 6–0
Loss 1. May 1987 Strasbourg, France Clay   Carling Bassett 3–6, 4–6
Win 5. Jul 1987 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Catarina Lindqvist 6–4, 6–4
Win 6. Nov 1987 Little Rock, U.S. Hard (i)   Natalia Zvereva 0–6, 6–1, 6–3
Win 7. May 1988 Strasbourg, France Clay   Judith Wiesner 6–3, 6–0
Loss 2. Jul 1988 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Isabel Cueto 5–7, 1–6
Win 8. Jul 1988 Nice, France Clay   Nathalie Tauziat 7–5, 6–4
Loss 3. Jul 1989 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Isabel Cueto 6–7(3–7), 2–6
Win 9. Sep 1989 Paris, France Clay   Regina Rajchrtová 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–1
Win 10. Jul 1990 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Csilla Bartos 6–1, 6–2
Win 11. Apr 1991 Bol, Croatia Clay   Magdalena Maleeva 6–4, 3–6, 7–5
Loss 4. Jul 1991 Palermo, Italy Clay   Mary Pierce 0–6, 3–6
Win 12. Sep 1992 Paris, France Clay   Emanuela Zardo 6–2, 6–1
Loss 5. Sep 1994 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i)   Magdalena Maleeva 5–7, 1–6
Loss 6. Aug 1996 Maria Lankowitz, Austria Clay   Barbara Paulus 15–40 ret.

Doubles: 22 (11–11)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (1–2)
Tier IV (3–3)
Tier V (5–3)
Virginia Slims (2–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (11–9)
Carpet (0–2)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Apr 1985 Taranto, Italy Clay   Raffaella Reggi   Patrizia Murgo
  Barbara Romanò
1–6, 6–4, 6–3
Loss 1. Nov 1985 Hilversum, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Sabrina Goleš   Marcella Mesker
  Catherine Tanvier
2–6, 2–6
Win 2. Apr 1986 Charleston, U.S. Clay   Sabrina Goleš   Laura Gildemeister
  Marcela Skuherská
4–6, 6–0, 6–3
Loss 2. Jul 1987 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Patricia Tarabini   Penny Barg
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
1–6, 2–6
Loss 3. Sep 1987 Paris, France Clay   Sabrina Goleš   Isabelle Demongeot
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–1, 3–6, 3–6
Win 3. Jul 1988 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Mercedes Paz   Linda Ferrando
  Silvia La Fratta
6–0, 6–2
Loss 4. Jul 1988 Aix-en-Provence, France Clay   Arantxa Sánchez   Nathalie Herreman
  Catherine Tanvier
4–6, 5–7
Win 4. Jul 1989 Arcachon, France Clay   Patricia Tarabini   Mercedes Paz
  Brenda Schultz
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Win 5. Sep 1989 Athens, Greece Clay   Patricia Tarabini   Silke Meier
  Elena Pampoulova
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Win 6. Sep 1989 Paris, France Clay   Patricia Tarabini   Nathalie Herreman
  Catherine Suire
6–1, 6–1
Loss 5. Apr 1990 Tampa, U.S. Clay   Laura Gildemeister   Mercedes Paz
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
2–6, 0–6
Win 7. Jul 1990 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Patricia Tarabini   Carin Bakkum
  Nicole Jagerman
1–6, 6–2, 6–3
Loss 6. Sep 1990 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Patricia Tarabini   Petra Langrová
  Radomira Zrubáková
0–6, 4–6
Loss 7. Apr 1991 Bol, Croatia Clay   Laura Garrone   Laura Golarsa
  Magdalena Maleeva
w/o
Loss 8. Jul 1991 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Patricia Tarabini   Bettina Fulco
  Nicole Jagerman
5–7, 4–6
Loss 9. Jul 1992 San Marino, San Marino Clay   Laura Garrone   Alexia Dechaume
  Florencia Labat
6–7(6–8), 5–7
Win 8. Sep 1992 Paris, France Clay   Patricia Tarabini   Rachel McQuillan
  Noëlle van Lottum
7–5, 6–1
Win 9. Jul 1993 San Marino, San Marino Clay   Patricia Tarabini   Florencia Labat
  Barbara Rittner
6–3, 6–2
Loss 10. Oct 1993 Budapest, Hungary Carpet (i)   Patricia Tarabini   Inés Gorrochategui
  Caroline Vis
1–6, 3–6
Loss 11. Apr 1994 Taranto, Italy Clay   Isabelle Demongeot   Irina Spîrlea
  Noëlle van Lottum
3–6, 6–2, 1–6
Win 10. Jul 1994 Maria Lankowitz, Austria Clay   Patricia Tarabini   Alexandra Fusai
  Karina Habšudová
7–5, 7–5
Win 11. Sep 1995 Warsaw, Poland Clay   Laura Garrone   Henrieta Nagyová
  Denisa Szabová
5–7, 6–2, 6–3

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (2–0)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 28 March 1983 Taranto, Italy Clay   Sabrina Goleš 6–7, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 2. 4 April 1983 Caserta, Italy Clay   Sabrina Goleš 2–6, 7–6, 6–2

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 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Career SR
Australian Open A A A NH A A A A A A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1
French Open A 1R QF 1R 1R 3R 1R 3R 4R 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 15
Wimbledon A 2R 2R 1R A A A 1R 1R A A 2R 1R A A A 0 / 7
US Open A 1R 3R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R A A 0 / 13
SR 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 36
Year-end ranking 121 49 49 73 18 21 26 20 27 34 55 33 106 73 204 196

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