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Sandrine Testud (born 3 April 1972) is a former professional tennis player from France.

Sandrine Testud
TESTUD Sandrine.jpg
Country (sports) France
ResidenceLyon, France
Born (1972-04-03) 3 April 1972 (age 47)
Lyon, France
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1989
Retired2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,782,307
Singles
Career record398–279
Career titles3 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 9 (7 February 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1998)
French Open4R (1998, 2001)
Wimbledon4R (1997, 1998, 2001)
US OpenQF (1997)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsSF (2001)
Olympic Games1R (2004)
Doubles
Career record223–190
Career titles4 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 8 (21 August 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2001, 2002)
French OpenSF (2004)
Wimbledon3R (1996, 1998, 2000, 2002)
US OpenF (1999)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals1R (2001)
Olympic GamesQF (2004)
Team competitions
Fed CupW (1997)

CareerEdit

Testud broke into top 20 singles rankings in July 1997. On February 7, 2000, she became the sixth Frenchwoman after Françoise Dürr, Mary Pierce, Nathalie Tauziat, Amélie Mauresmo and Julie Halard to break into the singles top 10 rankings. This marked the first time France had four women ranked in the singles Top 10 simultaneously (Mary Pierce at No. 5, Nathalie Tauziat at No. 6, Julie Halard at no.8 and Testud at No. 9). France was the third nation after the USA and Australia to have more than two representatives in the singles Top 10 at any one time. She finished in the top 20 singles rankings for five consecutive years between 1997 and 2001. In the summer of 2002, she took a break from the tennis circuit when she discovered that she was pregnant with her first child. She resumed her career 12 months after the birth of her child and retired in the summer of 2005.

She won a total of 3 WTA Tour singles and 4 WTA Tour doubles titles. Her biggest singles tournament victory was at the 1998 Tier II tournament in Filderstadt, Germany, where she defeated world number two Lindsay Davenport in the final. She was the runner-up in WTA Tour singles and doubles tournaments on 7 occasions each. Her third career-title victory that came in Hawaii over Justine Henin happened in a final that was delayed for a day due to the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on September 11, 2001. Her last WTA Tour singles final was in Dubai where she lost to Amélie Mauresmo in what was the fourth all-French final in WTA Tour history. She has gone beyond the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament on two occasions: She reached the quarter-finals at the 1997 US Open and the 1998 Australian Open. Testud played in the season-ending Tour Championships for five consecutive years from 1997 to 2001; reaching the singles semi-final and doubles quarterfinal in her last appearance in 2001.

In 1999, Testud was the women's doubles runner-up at the US Open with Chanda Rubin, and she reached the women's doubles quarter-finals or better in six Grand Slam tournaments. She was a WTA Tour doubles semi-finalist on 21 occasions, excluding Grand Slams: 1991(2), 1992(2), 1993(1), 1994(1), 1995(1), 1996(4), 1997(2), 1998(1), 2000(3), 2001(2), 2002(1), 2005(1)

Testud represented her country in the Fed Cup between 1997 and 2002. She won her second singles match against the host country Netherlands to give France an unassailable 3–1 lead in the 1997 Fed Cup final in Den Bosch. That was the first time France had won the Fed Cup. She also represented her country in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, where she lost in the singles first round and reached the doubles QF with Nathalie Dechy.

Testud married her coach, Vittorio Magnelli, on June 13, 1998. Their daughter, Isabella, was born on February 19, 2003. Their second child, Sophie, was born in 2006.[1]

Career finalsEdit

Singles (3 titles, 7 runners-up)Edit

Titles by surface
Hard (2)
Clay (1)
Grass (0)
Carpet (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 14 July 1997 Palermo, Italy Clay   Elena Makarova 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 18 August 1997 Atlanta, USA Hard   Lindsay Davenport 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 6 July 1998 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Jana Novotná 3–6, 0–6
Winner 2. 5 October 1998 Filderstadt, Germany Hard (i)   Lindsay Davenport 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 25 October 1999 Linz, Austria Carpet (i)   Mary Pierce 6–7(2–7), 1–6
Runner-up 4. 31 January 2000 Tokyo, Japan Carpet (i)   Martina Hingis 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 5. 8 January 2001 Canberra, Australia Hard   Justine Henin 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 12 February 2001 Doha, Qatar Hard   Martina Hingis 3–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 10 September 2001 Waikoloa Village, Hawaii Hard   Justine Henin 6–3, 2–0, retired
Runner-up 7. 18 February 2002 Dubai, UAE Hard   Amélie Mauresmo 4–6, 6–7(5–7)

Doubles (4 titles, 7 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 13 April 1992 Pattaya City, Thailand Hard   Pascale Paradis   Isabelle Demongeot
  Natalia Medvedeva
1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 31 July 1995 San Diego, United States Hard   Alexia Dechaume   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 26 October 1998 Quebec City, Canada Hard (i)   Chanda Rubin   Lori McNeil
  Kimberly Po
7–6(7–3), 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 30 August 1999 US Open, United States Hard   Chanda Rubin   Serena Williams
  Venus Williams
6–4, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 4 October 1999 Filderstadt, Germany Hard (i)   Chanda Rubin   Larisa Neiland
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 8 November 1999 Philadelphia, United States Carpet (i)   Chanda Rubin   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
1–6, 6–7(2–7)
Winner 2. 7 February 2000 Paris, France Carpet (i)   Julie Halard   Émilie Loit
  Åsa Carlsson
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 24 July 2000 Stanford, United States Hard   Chanda Rubin   Cara Black
  Amy Frazier
6–4, 6–4
Winner 4. 12 February 2001 Doha, Qatar Hard   Roberta Vinci   Kristie Boogert
  Miriam Oremans
7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 6. 15 October 2001 Zurich, Switzerland Hard (i)   Roberta Vinci   Lindsay Davenport
  Lisa Raymond
3–6, 6–1, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 18 February 2002 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Roberta Vinci   Barbara Rittner
  María Vento-Kabchi
3–6, 2–6

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (5–0)Edit

Legend
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 10 April 1989 Limoges, France Clay   Emmanuelle Derly 3–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 2. 25 June 1990 Caltagiro, Italy Clay   Lorenza Jachia 7–6, 7–5
Winner 3. 5 November 1990 Eastbourne, United Kingdom Hard   Katarzyna Nowak 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 4. 12 November 1990 Swindon, United Kingdom Carpet (i)   Dominique Monami 6–4, 6–4
Winner 5. 12 December 1994 Mildura, Australia Grass   Kerry-Anne Guse 6–1, 6–3

Doubles (4–2)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 27 March 1989 Moulins, France Hard   Catherine Tanvier   Mara Eijkenboom
  Noëlle van Lottum
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 26 March 1990 Limoges, France Carpet   Catherine Tanvier   Ann Devries
  Iwona Kuczyńska
3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 3. 2 July 1990 Brindisi, Italy Clay   Mary Pierce   Jennifer Fuchs
  Simone Schilder
6–1, 1–6, 6–0
Winner 4. 6 August 1990 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Sylvie Sabas   Denisa Krajčovičová
  Alice Noháčová
6–3, 6–4
Winner 5. 1 April 1991 Moulins, France Carpet (i)   Catherine Suire   Ingelise Driehuis
  Louise Pleming
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 9 December 1991 Val-d'Oise, France Hard (i)   Pascale Paradis-Mangon   Eva Pfaff
  Catherine Suire
6–4, 3–6, 4–6

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 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Career SR
Australian Open A LQ A 2R 1R 4R 3R 1R 2R QF 4R 4R 3R 1R A A 0 / 11
French Open A 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 3R 3R 4R 2R 3R 4R 1R A 1R 0 / 14
Wimbledon A A A 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 4R 4R 3R 1R 4R 2R A A 0 / 11
US Open A A LQ 2R 1R 2R 3R 4R QF 3R 2R 4R 4R A A A 0 / 10
SR 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 46
Year End Ranking 265 167 118 106 98 81 41 41 13 14 13 17 11 38 NR 311

Head vs. HeadEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tennis Magazine (France) August 2010 issue

External linksEdit