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Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro (born 18 March 1983) is a former professional tennis player from France.

Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro
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Country (sports) France
ResidenceSeine, France
Born (1983-03-18) 18 March 1983 (age 36)
Paris
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro15 October 2001
Retired12 February 2011
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$908,427
Singles
Career record253–212
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 61 (23 October 2003)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2005, 2009)
French Open3R (2007)
Wimbledon1R (2003, 2004, 2008)
US Open2R (2003)
Doubles
Career record108–98
Career titles9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 54 (18 July 2005)
Team competitions
Fed CupW (2003)

Her career-high singles ranking is world number 61, achieved on 5 October 2003. Her highest doubles ranking position of 54, she set on 18 July 2005.

Cohen-Aloro won five singles titles and nine doubles titles on tournaments of the ITF Women's Circuit.

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Professional careerEdit

Cohen-Aloro turned professional on 15 October 2001, at the age of 18.

In April 2005, she beat world No. 21 Daniela Hantuchová in Miami in two sets. Cohen-Aloro upset heavy favorite Mary Pierce (seeded 24 and ranked No. 29 in the world) in the first round of the 2005 Australian Open, 6–2, 6–2.

Cohen-Aloro and Tunisian Selima Sfar pulled off a major upset in the first round of the 2005 Wimbledon Championships ladies doubles, beating third seeds Lisa Raymond and Rennae Stubbs 6–4, 3–6, 6–2. However, they lost in the second round.

In 2006, she captured her fifth career ITF singles title at the $25K Biarritz, and won the ninth ITF circuit doubles title of her career at the $50K Joué-lès-Tours with Martinez Sanchez.

On 12 February 2011, she played her last professional match, losing in the semifinals of the Open GDF Suez doubles event to Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy. Two days earlier in the same tournament, she had played her last professional singles match, losing to Mattek-Sands in the second round of the main draw.[1]

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 runner-upEdit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments
WTA Championships
Tier I
Tier II
Tier III, IV & V
Result Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 9 February 2003 Open Gaz de France, Paris Carpet (i)   Marion Bartoli   Barbara Schett
  Patty Schnyder
6–2, 2–6, 6–7(5–7)

ITF finalsEdit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (7–3)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 9 December 2001 Nonthaburi, Thailand Hard   Marina Caiazzo 6–4, 7–5
Winner 2. 13 October 2002 Cardiff, Great Britain Hard (i)   Sandra Kleinová 6–1, 6–1
Winner 3. 1 December 2002 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard   Melinda Czink 6–4, 6–2
Winner 4. 4 May 2003 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay   Yulia Beygelzimer 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 24 October 2004 Saint-Raphaël, France Hard (i)   Barbora Strýcová 1–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 16 April 2006 Biarritz, France Clay   Mădălina Gojnea 6–7(1–7), 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 17 June 2007 Marseille, France Clay   Jorgelina Cravero 2–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 20 April 2008 Saint-Malo, France Clay   Jelena Kostanić Tošić 6–2, 7–5
Winner 7. 13 September 2009 Denain, France Clay   Ksenia Pervak 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 12 September 2010 Denain, France Clay   Anaïs Laurendon 3–6, 5–7

Doubles (12–11)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 15 September 2001 Madrid, Spain Clay   Kildine Chevalier   Sonia Delgado
  Anna Floris
2–6, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 2. 5 May 2002 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay   Dally Randriantefy   Iveta Benešová
  Caroline Dhenin
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 28 July 2002 Les Contamines, France Hard   Anne-Laure Heitz   Maria Kondratieva
  Katarina Mišić
1–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 3. 18 July 2004 Vittel, France Clay   Séverine Beltrame   Maria Goloviznina
  Maria Wolfbrandt
6–1, 6–3
Winner 4. 19 September 2004 Bordeaux, France Clay   Selima Sfar   Erica Krauth
  Jasmin Wöhr
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 17 October 2004 Joué-lès-Tours, France Carpet (i)   Selima Sfar   Květa Peschke
  Angelika Rösch
w/o
Winner 5. 23 October 2004 Saint-Raphaël, France Hard (i)   Selima Sfar   Barbora Strýcová
  Galina Voskoboeva
7–6(7–3), 2–6, 6–4
Winner 6. 28 November 2004 Poitiers, France Hard (i)   Selima Sfar   Gabriela Chmelinová
  Michaela Paštiková
7–5, 6–4
Winner 7. 17 April 2005 Biarritz, France Clay   Selima Sfar   Timea Bacsinszky
  Aurélie Védy
6–2, 6–1
Winner 8. 19 November 2005 Deauville, France Clay (i)   Selima Sfar   Alona Bondarenko
  Kateryna Bondarenko
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 18 June 2006 Marseille, France Clay   Séverine Beltrame   Conchita Martínez Granados
  María José Martínez Sánchez
5–7, 4–6
Winner 9. 14 October 2006 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i)   María José Martínez Sánchez   Barbora Strýcová
  Renata Voráčová
7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 31 March 2007 Latina, Italy Hard   Selima Sfar   Sara Errani
  Giulia Gabba
3–6, 6–1, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 5. 6 April 2008 Torhout, Belgium Hard (i)   Selima Sfar   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
  Yanina Wickmayer
4–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Runner–up 6. 7 September 2008 Denain, France Clay   Marie-Ève Pelletier   Maret Ani
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
0–6, 5–7
Runner-up 7. 19 July 2009 Contrexéville, France Clay   Pauline Parmentier   Yvonne Meusburger
  Kathrin Wörle-Scheller
2–6, 2–6
Winner 10. 26 July 2009 Pétange, Luxembourg Clay   Selima Sfar   Darija Jurak
  Kathrin Wörle-Scheller
6–2, 3–6, [10–7]
Runner-up 8. 17 October 2009 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i)   Aurélie Védy   Youlia Fedossova
  Selima Sfar
6–4, 0–6, [8–10]
Winner 11. 28 February 2010 Biberach, Germany Hard (i)   Selima Sfar   Mona Barthel
  Carmen Klaschka
5–7, 6–1, [10–5]
Runner–up 9. 2 May 2010 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay   Kristina Mladenovic   Mervana Jugić-Salkić
  Darija Jurak
6–0, 2–6, [5–10]
Runner-up 10. 12 June 2010 Marseille, France Clay   Aurélie Védy   Johanna Larsson
  Yvonne Meusburger
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 11. 17 October 2010 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i)   Selima Sfar   Tatjana Malek
  Irena Pavlovic
4–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Winner 12. 30 January 2011 Grenoble, France Hard (i)   Selima Sfar   Iryna Brémond
  Aurélie Védy
6–1, 6–3

PersonalEdit

Cohen-Aloro is Jewish.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ITF retired women players". Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Roads' Beth David Congregation to honor Jewish, Israeli Sony Ericsson players; A congregation will recognize Jewish and Israeli tennis players in the Sony Ericsson Open," The Miami Herald, 22 March 2009; accessed 4 June 2009

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