Mima Jaušovec

Mima Jaušovec

Mima Jaušovec  listen   (born on 20 July 1956) is former Yugoslavian female tennis player. She is perhaps most notable for winning the 1977 French Open singles championship.


In singles she reached a career high of No. 6 in 1982, in doubles she reached a career high of No. 211 in 1986. Jaušovec's only Grand Slam success came in the 1977 French Open singles championship. The following year, 1978, she again reached the final but was defeated by Virginia Ruzici. In 1983, she reached her third French Open singles final, losing to Chris Evert. Jaušovec's other notable tournament championships include the 1978 German Open and the 1976 Italian Open.

Jaušovec teamed with Ruzici to win the women's doubles title at the 1978 French Open. They defeated Lesley Turner Bowrey and Gail Sherriff Lovera in the final. That same year, Jaušovec and Ruzici were the runners-up at Wimbledon, losing to Kerry Melville Reid and Wendy Turnbull.

Jaušovec active tennis career spanned fifteen years, from 1973 through 1988. Today, she is the head coach of the Slovenian national female tennis team. She was an unsuccessful candidate of the Liberal Democracy of Slovenia for the 2004 European Parliament election.

Grand Slam finals

Singles (1 title, 2 runner–ups)

{ class="wikitable" style="font-size:95%;" width="850"|- !Outcome !Year !Championship !Surface!Opponent!Score |- bgcolor="#EBC2AF" |bgcolor="98FB98"|Winner || 1977 || French Open || Clay || Florenţa Mihai || 6–2, 6–7, 6–1 |- bgcolor="#EBC2AF" |bgcolor="FFA07A"|Runner-up || 1978 || French Open || Clay || Virginia Ruzici || 2–6, 2–6 |- bgcolor="#EBC2AF"