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Sophie Amiach (born 10 November 1963 in Paris) is a former professional tennis player from France who played on the WTA tour from 1980 to 1995.[1]

Sophie Amiach
Country (sports) France
Born (1963-11-10) 10 November 1963 (age 55)
Paris, France
Turned pro1980
Retired1995
Prize money$309,669
Singles
Career record190–203
Highest rankingNo. 57 (2 April 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1984)
French Open3R (1989)
Wimbledon2R (1984)
US Open2R (1989)
Doubles
Career record114–159
Career titles5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 62 (14 August 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1980)
French Open3R (1987)
Wimbledon2R (1985)
US Open2R (1982)

Currently, she provides commentary on professional tennis in both English and French for different networks throughout the world. Perform/WTA that is the Women’s Tennis Association world feed, www.wtatv.com including the 2018 WTA Finals and Elite Trophy, ESPN (during the US Open), Input Media at Roland Garros (French Open), RMC a French Network. Sophie has also covered the 2016 Wimbledon final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber for BBC Radio.

CareerEdit

Born in Paris, Sophie Amiach grew up in the south of France. Having started playing tennis at 4 years old, she became one of the best French juniors.[1] She won the first junior girls doubles at French Open in 1981. Amiach was selected in the 1981 French team of the Fed Cup.[2] She reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in 1984 and played in 10 French Opens.[3] In 1987, Amiach was coached by Billie Jean King.[1]

WTA FinalsEdit

Doubles(0–1)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-Up 1989 Taranto, Italy Clay   Emmanuelle Derly   Sabrina Goleš
  Mercedes Paz
2–6, 2–6

ITF FinalsEdit

Singles (0-4)Edit

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. April 26, 1981 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay   Jo Durie 5–7, 6–1, 3–6
Runner-up 2. July 13, 1981 Pesaro, Italy Clay   Pilar Vásquez 2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 3. November 9, 1981 South Yarra, Australia Hard   Catherine Tanvier 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. September 19, 1988 Chicago, United States Hard   Martina Pawlik 1–6, 5–7

Doubles (6–5)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner-up 1. April 26, 1981 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay   Catherine Tanvier   Jo Durie
  Debbie Jevans
0–6, 1–6
Winner 2. November 2, 1981 Frankston, Australia Hard   Catherine Tanvier   Kym Ruddell
  Gwen Warnock
6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. April 11, 1982 Curitiba, Brazil Clay   Linda Stewart   Andrea Meister
  Marillia Matte
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 4. February 8, 1988 Stavanger, Norway Carpet   Lisa Bobby   Jonna Jonerup
  Maria Strandlund
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 5. June 6, 1988 Key Biscayne, United States Hard   Jennifer Santrock   Lucila Becerra
  Xóchitl Escobedo
4–6, 6–2, 5–7
Runner-up 6. June 27, 1988 Augusta, United States Hard   Lisa Bobby   Kim Il-soon
  Lee Jeong-myung
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. September 25, 1989 Chicago, United States Hard   Kristine Kunce   Mary-Lou Daniels
  Candy Reynolds
3–6, 3–6
Winner 8. October 1, 1990 York, United States Hard   Louise Allen   Simone Schilder
  Caroline Vis
7–6(4), 6–4
Winner 9. June 17, 1991 St.Simons, United States Clay   Louise Allen   Patti O'Reilly
  Christine O'Reilly
6–3, 6–7(5), 6–3
Winner 10. January 18, 1993 Mcallen, United States Hard   Louise Allen   Alysia May
  Stephanie Reece
6–3, 7–6(2)
Winner 11. January 24, 1994 Austin, United States Hard   Tracey Morton-Rodgers   Jean Ceniza
  Mareze Joubert
7–6(8), 7–6(5)

Grand Slam Singles Tournament TimelineEdit

Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
Australia A A 1R QF 1R A A A A A A A A
France 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R A A 3R 2R A 1R 1R
Wimbledon A A A 2R 1R A A A 2R 1R A A A
United States A 1R A 1R 1R A A A 2R A A A A

A = did not participate in the tournament.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c 40-Love Archived 2012-04-02 at the Wayback Machine, Sophie Amiach's professional site
  2. ^ Fed-cup profile
  3. ^ ITF Tennis profile

External linksEdit