Gloria Pizzichini

Gloria Pizzichini

Gloria Pizzichini
Country  Italy
Residence Italy Osimo Scalo
Born (1975-07-24) July 24, 1975 (age 38)
Italy Osimo Scalo
Height 1.53 m (5 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 1992
Plays Right-handed (two–handed backhand)
Prize money US$448,056
Career record 212–207
Career titles 1 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest ranking No. 45 (18 November 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1993, 1997, 1998, 1999)
French Open 3R (1996)
Wimbledon 3R (1993)
US Open 2R (2000)
Career record 70–77
Career titles 0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest ranking No. 90 (22 September 1997)
Last updated on: 28 February 2010.

Gloria Pizzichini (born 24 July 1975) is an Italian tennis player. She reached her highest singles ranking, World No. 45, on 18 November 1996, the same year she won her only WTA Tour title. In the 1996 "M" Electronika Cup final, she defeated domestic player Silvija Talaja 6–2, 6–0 to collect the trophy. In her career, Pizzichini defeated players such as Julie Halard, Iva Majoli and Ruxandra Dragomir.[1] She was the first player to be beaten by Elena Dementieva in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, at the Australian Open in 1999.[2]

Personal life

Pizzichini was born to Enzo and Maria Pizzichini, and began playing tennis aged seven.[3] She has a sister, Francesca, and a brother, Paolo. Pizzichini cited Stefan Edberg as her role model.[3]

Career statistics

WTA Tour singles finals (1–0)

Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (0/1)
Tier III (0/1)
Tier IV & V (3/1)
Grand Slam (0/0)
WTA Tour Championship (0/0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 28 April 1996 Croatia Bol Clay Croatia Silvija Talaja 6–2, 6–0


External links

  • Women's Tennis Association
  • International Tennis Federation