Sandrine Testud

Sandrine Testud

Sandrine Testud
Country (sports)  France
Residence Lyon, France
Born (1972-04-03) 3 April 1972
Lyon, France
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro 1989
Retired 2005
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $3,782,307
Singles
Career record 398–279
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 9 (7 February 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1998)
French Open 4R (1998, 2001)
Wimbledon 4R (1997, 1998, 2001)
US Open QF (1997)
Doubles
Career record 223–190
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 8 (21 August 2000)

Sandrine Testud (born 3 April 1972 in Lyon, France) is a former professional female tennis player from France.

Career

Testud broke into top 20 singles rankings in July 1997. On February 7, 2000, she became the sixth Frenchwoman after Françoise Dürr, Mary Pierce, Nathalie Tauziat, Amélie Mauresmo and Julie Halard to break into the singles top 10 rankings. This marked the first time France had four women ranked in the singles Top 10 simultaneously (Mary Pierce at No. 5, Nathalie Tauziat at No. 6, Julie Halard at no.8 and Testud at No. 9). France was the third nation after the USA and Australia to have more than two representatives in the singles Top 10 at any one time. She finished in the top 20 singles rankings for five consecutive years between 1997 and 2001. In the summer of 2002, she took a break from the tennis circuit when she discovered that she was pregnant with her first child. She resumed her career 12 months after the birth of her child and retired in the summer of 2005.

She won a total of 3 WTA Tour singles and 4 WTA Tour doubles titles. Her biggest singles tournament victory was at the 1998 Tier II tournament in Filderstadt, Germany, where she defeated world number two Lindsay Davenport in the final. She was the runner-up in WTA Tour singles and doubles tournaments on 7 occasions each. Her third career-title victory that came in Hawaii over Justine Henin happened in a final that was delayed for a day due to the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on September 11, 2001. Her last WTA Tour singles final was in Dubai where she lost to Amélie Mauresmo in what was the fourth all-French final in WTA Tour history. She has gone beyond the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament on two occasions: She reached the quarter-finals at the 1997 US Open and the 1998 Australian Open. Testud played in the season-ending Tour Championships for five consecutive years from 1997 to 2001; reaching the singles semi-final and doubles quarterfinal in her last appearance in 2001.

In 1999, Testud was the women's doubles runner-up at the US Open with Chanda Rubin, and she reached the women's doubles quarter-finals or better in six Grand Slam tournaments. She was a WTA Tour doubles semi-finalist on 21 occasions, excluding Grand Slams: 1991(2), 1992(2), 1993(1), 1994(1), 1995(1), 1996(4), 1997(2), 1998(1), 2000(3), 2001(2), 2002(1), 2005(1)

Testud represented her country in the Fed Cup between 1997 and 2002. She won her second singles match against the host country Netherlands to give France an unassailable 3–1 lead in the 1997 Fed Cup final in Den Bosch. That was the first time France had won the Fed Cup. She also represented her country in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, where she lost in the singles first round and reached the doubles QF with Nathalie Dechy.

Testud married her coach, Vittorio Magnelli, on June 13, 1998. Their daughter, Isabella, was born on February 19, 2003. Their second child, Sophie, was born in 2006.[1]

Career finals

Singles (3 titles, 7 runner-ups)

Titles by Surface
Hard (2)
Clay (1)
Grass (0)
Carpet (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score in final
Winner 1. 14 July 1997 Palermo, Italy Clay Elena Makarova 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 18 August 1997 Atlanta, USA Hard Lindsay Davenport 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 6 July 1998 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Jana Novotná 3–6, 0–6
Winner 2. 5 October 1998 Filderstadt, Germany Hard (i) Lindsay Davenport 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 25 October 1999 Linz, Austria Carpet (i) Mary Pierce 6–7(2–7), 1–6
Runner-up 4. 31 January 2000 Tokyo, Japan Carpet (i) Martina Hingis 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 5. 8 January 2001 Canberra, Australia Hard Justine Henin 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 12 February 2001 Doha, Qatar Hard Martina Hingis 3–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 10 September 2001 Waikoloa Village, Hawaii Hard Justine Henin 6–3, 2–0, retired
Runner-up 7. 18 February 2002 Dubai, UAE Hard Amélie Mauresmo 4–6, 6–7(5–7)

WTA Tour doubles finals

Wins (4)

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Titles by Surface
Hard (3)
Clay (0)
Grass (0)
Carpet (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
1. 4 October 1999 Filderstadt, Germany Hard (i) Chanda Rubin Larisa Neiland
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 6–4
2. 7 February 2000 Paris, France Carpet (i) Julie Halard Émilie Loit
Åsa Svensson
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
3. 24 July 2000 Stanford, U.S. Hard Chanda Rubin Cara Black
Amy Frazier
6–4, 6–4
4. 12 February 2001 Doha, Qatar Hard Roberta Vinci Kristie Boogert
Miriam Oremans
7–5, 7–6(7–4)

Runners-up (7)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
1. 13 April 1992 Pattaya City, Thailand Hard Pascale Paradis Isabelle Demongeot
Natalia Medvedeva
1–6, 1–6
2. 31 July 1995 San Diego, U.S. Hard Alexia Dechaume Gigi Fernández
Natasha Zvereva
2–6, 1–6
3. 26 October 1998 Quebec City, Canada Hard (i) Chanda Rubin Lori McNeil
Kimberly Po
7–6(7–3), 5–7, 4–6
4. 30 August 1999 US Open Hard Chanda Rubin Serena Williams
Venus Williams
6–4, 1–6, 4–6
5. 8 November 1999 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet (i) Chanda Rubin Lisa Raymond
Rennae Stubbs
1–6, 6–7(2–7)
6. 15 October 2001 Zurich, Switzerland Hard (i) Roberta Vinci Lindsay Davenport
Lisa Raymond
3–6, 6–1, 2–6
7. 18 February 2002 Dubai, U.A.E. Hard Roberta Vinci Barbara Rittner
María Vento-Kabchi
3–6, 2–6

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Career SR
Australian Open A LQ A 2R 1R 4R 3R 1R 2R QF 4R 4R 3R 1R A A 0 / 11
French Open A 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 3R 3R 4R 2R 3R 4R 1R A 1R 0 / 14
Wimbledon A A A 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 4R 4R 3R 1R 4R 2R A A 0 / 11
US Open A A LQ 2R 1R 2R 3R 4R QF 3R 2R 4R 4R A A A 0 / 10
SR 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 46
Year End Ranking 265 167 118 106 98 81 41 41 13 14 13 17 11 38 NR 311

A = did not participate in the tournament.

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

Head vs. Head

References

  1. ^ Tennis Magazine (France) August 2010 issue

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