Sarah Pitkowski-Malcor

Sarah Pitkowski-Malcor (born 13 November 1975) is a former professional tennis player from France. Her career-high singles ranking is world No. 29, which she achieved on 1 November 1999.

Sarah Pitkowski-Malcor
Country (sports) France
ResidenceParis
Born (1975-11-13) 13 November 1975 (age 46)
Seclin, France
Height1.59 m (5 ft 2+12 in)
Turned pro1993
Retired2001
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$823,787
Singles
Career record278–198 (58.4%)
Career titles1 WTA, 10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 29 (1 November 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1995, 2001)
French Open3R (1996)
Wimbledon3R (1999, 2000)
US Open3R (1998)
Doubles
Career record52–101 (34.0%)
Career titles1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 101 (5 August 1996)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1996, 1997)
French Open2R (1996, 1998)
Wimbledon1R (1996)
US Open2R (1996)

Pitkowski won her only career WTA Tour singles final in Budapest in the spring of 1999, where she beat Cristina Torrens Valero in the final. She was also the runner-up at the WTA tournament in Antwerp in the same year, where she lost to Justine Henin. She has won a total of ten singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit but never advanced beyond the third round of any Grand Slam event in singles competition. She represented France in the first round of the Fed Cup in 1998 as a rookie, and saved the defending champions from losing to Belgium by defeating Sabine Appelmans 4–6, 6–4, 6–1.

Pitkowski married the French professional tennis player Olivier Malcor, who has served as a coach for Nicolas Mahut, on 7 July 2001. The couple have a son.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (0–0)
Tier IV (1–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0)
Clay (1)
Grass (0)
Carpet (0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 19 April 1999 Budapest Grand Prix, Hungary Clay   Cristina Torrens Valero 6–2, 6–2
Loss 2. 10 May 1999 Belgian Open, Antwerp Clay   Justine Henin 1–6, 2–6

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Career W–L
Australian Open A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2–7
French Open 1R A 2R 3R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 4–8
Wimbledon A A 1R A 2R 1R 3R 3R 1R 5–6
US Open A A 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R 1R A 5–6
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 2–4 3–3 3–4 2–4 3–4 2–4 1–3 16–27

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 14 (10–4)Edit

$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 10 February 1992 ITF Swindon, United Kingdom Carpet (i)   Caroline Wuillot 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 17 February 1992 ITF Reims, France Carpet (i)   Caroline Wuillot 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 27 April 1992 ITF Lerida, Spain Clay   Paola Suárez 6–4, 4–6, 1–6
Winner 4. 26 October 1992 ITF Madeira, Portugal Hard   Angelique Olivier 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 30 November 1992 ITF Le Havre, France Clay (i)   Ruxandra Dragomir 6–7, 5–7
Runner-up 6. 1 March 1993 ITF Cascais, Portugal Clay   Ginevra Mugnaini 2–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 7 June 1993 ITF Caserta, Italy Clay   Rossana de los Ríos 7–5, 6–3
Winner 8. 28 February 1994 ITF Madrid, Spain Clay   Ángeles Montolio 6–4, 6–3
Winner 9. 28 March 1994 ITF Moulins, France Hard   Angelique Olivier 7–5, 6–4
Winner 10. 14 August 1995 ITF Koksijde, Belgium Clay   Magüi Serna 6–1, 6–3
Winner 11. 4 December 1995 ITF Cergy-Pontoise, France Hard (i)   Dally Randriantefy 5–7, 6–1, 6–2
Winner 12. 23 March 1997 ITF Reims, France Clay   Svetlana Krivencheva 7–5, 6–1
Winner 13. 23 August 1998 ITF Bronx, United States Hard   Cara Black 6–3, 7–5
Winner 14. 6 December 1998 ITF Cergy-Pontoise, France Hard (i)   Nathalie Dechy 7–5, 3–6, 7–6(7–4)

Doubles: 2 (1–1)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 23 August 1998 ITF Bronx, United States Hard   Christína Papadáki   Julie Pullin
  Lorna Woodroffe
3–6, 1–6
Winner 2. 30 July 2001 ITF Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Irina Selyutina   Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Gisela Riera
6–2, 6–3

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