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Virginie Razzano
Virginie Razzano
(born 12 May 1983 in Dijon), is a French professional tennis player. Razzano has won two WTA Tour singles titles in Guangzhou
Guangzhou
and Tokyo, both of them in 2007. Razzano reached her career-high WTA singles ranking of world no. 16 on September 14, 2009. She represented France
France
in the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
from 2001 to 2014; her overall Fed Cup
Fed Cup
win-loss record was 16-9 (singles 10-5, doubles 6-4).[1]

Contents

1 Career

1.1 2005 1.2 2006–2007 1.3 2008 1.4 2009 1.5 2010 1.6 2011 1.7 2012 1.8 2016

2 WTA Tour career finals

2.1 Singles: 6 (2–4) 2.2 Doubles: 1 (1–0)

3 Performance timelines

3.1 Grand Slam tournament singles 3.2 Grand Slam tournament doubles

4 References 5 External links

Career[edit] 2005[edit] She was chosen by Georges Goven to play in the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
first round when Tatiana Golovin
Tatiana Golovin
had an injury and when Marion Bartoli
Marion Bartoli
and Émilie Loit were suspended. However, she was replaced by Séverine Brémond Beltrame because of injury in the quarterfinals. 2006–2007[edit] On 31 August 2006 Razzano upset eighth seed Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
in the second round of the U.S. Open. On 2 January 2007, she defeated former world no. 5 Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
in two sets in the second round at the ASB Classic tournament in Auckland, New Zealand. Later on, on 27 June 2007, she was upset by unseeded Yvonne Meusburger, in the first round at Wimbledon. On 25 August 2007 she lost in her second WTA Tour Final to Gisela Dulko
Gisela Dulko
at Forest Hills. On 30 September 2007 Razzano won her first career singles title in Guangzhou, China. Razzano, the number 2 seed, defeated first-time finalist, 34-year-old Israeli Tzipora Obziler, to claim the title and become the 2007 Guangzhou
Guangzhou
International Women's Open Champion. A week later, she claimed her second career title, also in Asia, beating former no. 1 Venus Williams
Venus Williams
in three sets at the Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo. 2008[edit] On 8 January 2008, Razzano lost to Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
in the first round of the Sydney Medibank International in three sets. In the third set, Razzano was ahead 5–2, only to see Ivanovic win the next five games, and eventually proceed to the semi-finals. In August, she was a member of the French team that competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.[2] 2009[edit] In her first match of 2009, Razzano was defeated by Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová in the first round in Auckland. In her next tournament, Razzano lost to eventual champion Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
in the semifinals in Hobart. At the 2009 Australian Open, she beat Jarmila Gajdošová
Jarmila Gajdošová
and 14th seeded Patty Schnyder
Patty Schnyder
en route to the third round, where she lost to Dominika Cibulková, 5–7, 5–7. Razzano fell in the first round of the 2009 Open GDF Suez to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. However, she rebounded at the 2009 Barclays Dubai Tennis
Tennis
Championships, upsetting world no. 2 Dinara Safina, 6–4, 6–2, to progress to the third round. This was her first win over a current member of the world's top 5. She followed this up by defeating Daniela Hantuchová, 6–2, 1–6, 6–2. In the quarterfinals, she defeated world no. 5 Vera Zvonareva
Vera Zvonareva
achieving two wins over top-5 opponents in three days. In the semifinals, she defeated Estonia's Kaia Kanepi, 6–1, 6–2. However, she lost to reigning Wimbledon champion Venus Williams
Venus Williams
in the final. Razzano defeated Yevgeniya Rodina
Yevgeniya Rodina
in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. She had to retire in her second round match against 18th seed Kaia Kanepi
Kaia Kanepi
with a back injury while trailing 6–7, 0–1. She fell in the first round of Miami
Miami
to Julia Görges. At Ponte Vedra Beach, Razzano defeated Akgul Amanmuradova
Akgul Amanmuradova
in the first round, but lost in the second round to second seed and eventual champion Caroline Wozniacki. Razzano reached the quarterfinals of Charleston as the thirteenth seed, but lost again to Wozniacki, again in straight sets. She was defeated in the second round of the 2009 Internazionali BNL d'Italia by world no. 1 and eventual champion Dinara Safina. She lost to Elena Vesnina
Elena Vesnina
in the second round of Madrid. At the French Open, Razzano was unseeded and defeated former world no. 5 Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
in the first round. She then thrashed 18th seed Anabel Medina Garrigues
Anabel Medina Garrigues
in two sets, in the second round and beat Tathiana Garbin
Tathiana Garbin
in the third round in two tight sets. She lost in the fourth round to 30th seed Samantha Stosur. As a result of these wins, Razzano's ranking improved to world no. 26. After withdrawing from a tournament in Birmingham with a lower back injury, Razzano entered the tournament in Eastbourne, where she was unseeded. She defeated fellow Frenchwoman Alizé Cornet
Alizé Cornet
in the first round. She then beat the top seed and world no. 4 Elena Dementieva, winning the decisive third-set tiebreak. She followed this win up with a win over eighth seed and defending champion Agnieszka Radwańska
Agnieszka Radwańska
in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, she was up 6–4, 1–0 when Marion Bartoli
Marion Bartoli
was forced to retire with a right quad strain. She lost in the final to sixth seed Caroline Wozniacki. However, Razzano's ranking improved to world no. 23, the highest ranking of her career. At Wimbledon, Razzano was seeded 26th. In the first round, her opponent Tamira Paszek
Tamira Paszek
retired after falling behind 6–0, 3–1. After a win over Jill Craybas
Jill Craybas
in the second round, her third-round opponent Vera Zvonareva
Vera Zvonareva
withdrew to allow Razzano to her first Wimbledon fourth round. Razzano then fell, 2–6, 6–7, to Francesca Schiavone in the fourth round. Despite this loss, Razzano reached a new career high ranking of world no. 17. Razzano started her US Open Series campaign in Los Angeles, where she was seeded 11th. She lost in the first round to Anna Chakvetadze. She was seeded 16th at Cincinnati, but also lost in the first round to Anna-Lena Grönefeld. Razzano played her last tournament before the US Open in New Haven. Unseeded in singles, she defeated world no. 20 Patty Schnyder
Patty Schnyder
in three sets, in the first round. Fifth seed Agnieszka Radwańska had to retire due to injury in the second round with the score at one set all. Razzano was defeated by Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
in the quarterfinals. Razzano was seeded 16th at the 2009 US Open, but suffered a surprise defeat in the first round to eventual semifinalist Yanina Wickmayer. Razzano continued her disappointing end to the season in Tokyo
Tokyo
as the sixteenth seed, losing to Iveta Benešová, in the first round. She was forced to pull out of the 2009 China Open due to a left calf strain. This turned out to be the end of Razzano's season. She finished her best season on tour ranked world no. 19. 2010[edit] Razzano started her 2010 campaign at the 2010 ASB Classic, where she was seeded fifth. She defeated Monica Niculescu
Monica Niculescu
in the first round, but she lost in the second round to Kimiko Date-Krumm. She also fell 3–6, 0–6 to Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
in the first round in Sydney. Razzano was seeded 18th at the 2010 Australian Open, but suffered another surprise defeat in the first round to Ekaterina Makarova. This caused her to fall out of the top 20 in the world rankings. Another first-round defeat followed in Paris, where she lost to Patty Schnyder. Razzano continued her season in Dubai where, as an unseeded player, she defeated Selima Sfar
Selima Sfar
in the first round, before losing to world no. 22 and in-form Shahar Pe'er, in the second round. Due to her not defending her points from reaching the final the previous year, Razzano saw a huge change in her ranking as it fell to world no. 39. Razzano next competed at the 2010 BNP Paribas Open
BNP Paribas Open
in Indian Wells, where she defeated Kristina Barrois, in the second round, before losing to 32nd seed Maria Kirilenko
Maria Kirilenko
in the third round. At the 2010 US Open, she beat Klara Zakopalova
Klara Zakopalova
and upset 13th seed Marion Bartoli, before losing to former no. 1 Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
in the third round. 2011[edit] Razzano started off the year losing in the qualifying rounds to Vania King at the Brisbane International. Prior to the 2011 French Open's start, Razzano's fiancé and former coach Stephane Vidal died of a brain tumor. She elected to play despite her loss, knowing that Vidal encouraged her to participate at Roland Garros. She met 24th-seeded Jarmila Gajdošová
Jarmila Gajdošová
in the first round, but lost with a tally of 3–6, 1–6.[3] 2012[edit] At the 2012 French Open, Razzano handed the no. 5 seed Serena Williams her first-ever singles first-round defeat in a Grand Slam tournament. Razzano came back from a set and 1–5 down in the second-set tie-break to emerge victorious in three sets. At the time, Razzano was ranked world no. 111 in the WTA singles rankings, 106 places lower than Williams, who was the favourite for the title entering the tournament.[4] She was up 5–0 in the final set at one point and needed eight match points to close out the match. She lost to Arantxa Rus in the second round in straight sets. 2016[edit] In May 2016, Razzano reached the singles semifinals of Internationaux de Strasbourg for the second consecutive year. She lost her semifinal match narrowly to Caroline Garcia. Three Frenchwomen - Razzano, Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic
Kristina Mladenovic
- reached the semifinals of that tournament. The last time three Frenchwomen made it this far at a WTA tournament was in 2006, when Tatiana Golovin, Mary Pierce
Mary Pierce
and Amélie Mauresmo all contested for the Open GDF Suez singles title - ultimately won by Mauresmo.[5] WTA Tour career finals[edit] Singles: 6 (2–4)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009

Grand Slam tournaments (0/0)

WTA Championships (0/0)

Tier I (0/0) Premier Mandatory (0/0)

Tier II (0/0) Premier 5 (0/1)

Tier III (2/0) Premier (0/1)

Tier IV & V (0/2) International (0/0)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score

Runner-up 1. 17 October 2004 Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Nicole Vaidišová 5–7, 6–3, 6–2

Runner-up 2. 25 August 2007 Forest Hills Tennis
Tennis
Classic, Forest Hills, United States Hard Gisela Dulko 6–2, 6–2

Winner 1. 30 September 2007 Guangzhou
Guangzhou
International Women's Open, Guangzhou, China Hard Tzipora Obziler 6–0, 6–3

Winner 2. 6 October 2007 AIG Japan Open Tennis
Tennis
Championships, Tokyo, Japan Hard Venus Williams 4–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–4

Runner-up 3. 21 February 2009 Dubai Tennis
Tennis
Championships, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Venus Williams 6–4, 6–2

Runner-up 4. 20 June 2009 AEGON International, Eastbourne, Great Britain Grass Caroline Wozniacki 7–6(7–5), 7–5

Doubles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score

Winner 1. 11 February 2001 Open Gaz de France, Paris, France Carpet Iva Majoli Kimberly Po Nathalie Tauziat 6–3, 7–5

Performance timelines[edit]

Key

W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended. Grand Slam tournament singles[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L

Australian Open A A 1R 3R 1R 2R A 1R 3R 2R 3R 3R 1R 2R 1R Q1 2R Q2 Q3 Q3 A 12–13

French Open Q1 1R 3R 3R 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R 1R 4R 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R 2R Q3

16–18

Wimbledon A A A 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R 1R 1R 1R 4R A 2R 1R 1R 1R A Q2 A

9–13

US Open A A Q3 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 4R 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 1R Q1 1R A

10–15

Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 2–2 5–4 3–4 3–4 3–3 4–4 5–4 2–4 2–4 8–4 2–3 2–4 1–4 2–3 1–4 1–1 1–2 0-0

47–59

Grand Slam tournament doubles[edit]

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L

Australian Open A A 1R 2R A A A 1R A 1R 1R 2R A 2R A A A A A A 3–6

French Open 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R

1–19

Wimbledon A A 2R A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 1R A A A A A

2–7

US Open A A 1R A A A 2R A 1R QF 2R A 1R A A A A A A

5–6

Win–Loss 0–1 1–1 1–4 1–2 0–1 0–1 2–3 0–3 0–3 3–4 1–4 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–1 0–1 0-1 0-1 0-1

11–38

References[edit]

^ " Virginie Razzano
Virginie Razzano
at the Fed Cup". Fed Cup
Fed Cup
official website.  ^ " Virginie Razzano
Virginie Razzano
Biography and Olympic Results". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-06-10.  ^ " Virginie Razzano
Virginie Razzano
plays to honor fiancé". 24 May 2011.  ^ 2012: One of two French Open
French Open
titles Serena Williams
Serena Williams
should have won, The Roar, 13 April 2013 ^ "Mladenovic moves into Strasbourg semis". WTA Tour official website. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 

External links[edit]

Virginie Razzano
Virginie Razzano
at the Women's Tennis
Tennis
Association Virginie Razzano
Virginie Razzano
at the International Tennis
Tennis
Federation Virginie Razzano
Virginie Razzano
at the Fed Cup
Fed Cup

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Australian Open
Australian Open
girls’ singles champions

1969 Lesley Hunt 1970 Evonne Goolagong 1971 Pat Coleman 1972 Pat Coleman 1973 Chris O’Neil 1974 Jennifer Walker 1975 Sue Barker 1976 Sue Saliba 1977 (Jan) Pamela Baily 1977 (Dec) Amanda Tobin 1978 Elizabeth Little 1979 Anne Minter 1980 Anne Minter 1981 Anne Minter 1982 Amanda Brown 1983 Amanda Brown 1984 Annabel Croft 1985 Jenny Byrne 1987 Michelle Jaggard 1988 Jo-Anne Faull 1989 Kim Kessaris 1990 Magdalena Maleeva 1991 Nicole Pratt 1992 Joanne Limmer 1993 Heike Rusch 1994 Trudi Musgrave 1995 Siobhan Drake-Brockman 1996 Magdalena Grzybowska 1997 Mirjana Lučić 1998 Jelena Kostanić 1999 Virginie Razzano 2000 Anikó Kapros 2001 Jelena Janković 2002 Barbora Strýcová 2003 Barbora Strýcová 2004 Shahar Pe'er 2005 Victoria Azarenka 2006 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2007 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2008 Arantxa Rus 2009 Ksenia Pervak 2010 Karolína Plíšková 2011 An-Sophie Mestach 2012 Taylor Townsend 2013 Ana Konjuh 2014 Elizaveta Kulichkova 2015 Tereza Mihalíková 2016 Vera Lapko 2017 Marta Kostyuk 2018 Liang En-shuo

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French Open
French Open
girls' singles champions

Pre Open Era

1953 Christine Brunon 1954 Beatrice de Chambure 1955 Maria-Teresa Reidl 1956 Eliane Launay 1957 Ilse Buding 1958 Francesca Gordigani 1959 Joan Cross 1960 Françoise Dürr 1961 Robyn Ebbern 1962 Kaye Dening 1963 Monique Salfati 1964 Nicole Seghers 1965 Esme Emanuel 1966 Odile de Roubin 1967 Corinne Molesworth

Open Era

1968 Lesley Hunt 1969 Kazuko Sawamatsu 1970 Veronica Burton 1971 Elena Granatourova 1972 Renáta Tomanová 1973 Mima Jaušovec 1974 Mariana Simionescu 1975 Regina Maršíková 1976 Michelle Tyler 1977 Anne Smith 1978 Hana Mandlíková 1979 Lena Sandin 1980 Kathleen Horvath 1981 Bonnie Gadusek 1982 Manuela Maleeva 1983 Pascale Paradis 1984 Gabriela Sabatini 1985 Laura Garrone 1986 Patricia Tarabini 1987 Natalia Zvereva 1988 Julie Halard 1989 Jennifer Capriati 1990 Magdalena Maleeva 1991 Anna Smashnova 1992 Rossana de los Ríos 1993 Martina Hingis 1994 Martina Hingis 1995 Amélie Cocheteux 1996 Amélie Mauresmo 1997 Justine Henin 1998 Nadia Petrova 1999 Lourdes Domínguez 2000 Virginie Razzano 2001 Kaia Kanepi 2002 Angelique Widjaja 2003 Anna-Lena Grönefeld 2004 Sesil Karatantcheva 2005 Ágnes Szávay 2006 Agnieszka Radwańska 2007 Alizé Cornet 2008 Simona Halep 2009 Kristina Mladenovic 2010 Elina Svitolina 2011 Ons Jabeur 2012 Annika Beck 2013 Belinda Bencic 2014 Daria Kasatkina 2015 Paula Badosa Gibert 2016 Rebeka Masarova 2017 Whitney Osuigwe

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Australian Open
Australian Open
girls' doubles champions

1969: Pat Edwards / Evonne Goolagong 1970: Janet Fallis / Janet Young 1971: Pat Edwards / Janice Whyte 1972: Sally Irvine / Pam Whytcross 1973: Jenny Dimond / Dianne Fromholtz 1974: Nerida Gregory / Julia Hanrahan 1975: Diane Evers
Diane Evers
/ Nerida Gregory 1976: Jan Morton / Jan Wilton 1977 (Jan): Keryn Pratt / Amanda Tobin 1977 (Dec): Keryn Pratt / Amanda Tobin 1978: Debbie Freeman / Kathy Mantle 1979: Linda Cassell / Sue Leo 1980: Anne Minter / Miranda Yates 1981: Maree Booth / Sharon Hodgkin 1982: Annette Gulley / Kim Staunton 1983: Bernadette Randall / Kim Staunton 1984: Louise Field / Larisa Savchenko 1985: Jenny Byrne / Janine Thompson 1987: Ann Devries / Nicole Provis 1988: Jo-Anne Faull / Rachel McQuillan 1989: Andrea Strnadová / Eva Švíglerová 1990: Rona Mayer / Limor Zaltz 1991: Karina Habšudová / Barbara Rittner 1992: Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
/ Nicole London 1993: Joana Manta / Ludmila Richterová 1994: Corina Morariu
Corina Morariu
/ Ludmila Varmužová 1995: Corina Morariu
Corina Morariu
/ Ludmila Varmužová 1996: Michaela Paštiková / Jitka Schönfeldová 1997: Mirjana Lučić / Jasmin Wöhr 1998: Evie Dominikovic / Alicia Molik 1999: Eleni Daniilidou
Eleni Daniilidou
/ Virginie Razzano 2000: Anikó Kapros / Christina Wheeler 2001: Petra Cetkovská
Petra Cetkovská
/ Barbora Strýcová 2002: Gisela Dulko
Gisela Dulko
/ Angelique Widjaja 2003: Casey Dellacqua
Casey Dellacqua
/ Adriana Szili 2004: Chan Yung-jan / Sun Shengnan 2005: Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka
/ Marina Erakovic 2006: Sharon Fichman
Sharon Fichman
/ Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2007: Yevgeniya Rodina
Yevgeniya Rodina
/ Arina Rodionova 2008: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
/ Ksenia Lykina 2009: Christina McHale
Christina McHale
/ Ajla Tomljanović 2010: Jana Čepelová
Jana Čepelová
/ Chantal Škamlová 2011: An-Sophie Mestach
An-Sophie Mestach
/ Demi Schuurs 2012: Gabrielle Andrews / Taylor Townsend 2013: Ana Konjuh
Ana Konjuh
/ Carol Zhao 2014: Anhelina Kalinina
Anhelina Kalinina
/ Elizaveta Kulichkova 2015: Miriam Kolodziejová / Markéta Vondroušová 2016: Anna Kalinskaya
Anna Kalinskaya
/ Tereza Mihalíková 2017: Bianca Andreescu
Bianca Andreescu
/ Carson Branstine 2018: Liang En-shuo / Wang Xinyu

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Women's Tennis
Tennis
Association: Top French female singles tennis players as of 19 March 2018

1. Caroline Garcia
Caroline Garcia
(7 ) 2. Kristina Mladenovic
Kristina Mladenovic
(19 4) 3. Alizé Cornet
Alizé Cornet
38 1) 4. Océane Dodin
Océane Dodin
(98 2) 5. Pauline Parmentier
Pauline Parmentier
(110 16)

6. Myrtille Georges
Myrtille Georges
(190 ) 7. Amandine Hesse
Amandine Hesse
(214 2) 8. Fiona Ferro
Fiona Ferro
(231 6) 9. Shérazad Reix
Shérazad Reix
(235 14) 10. Chl

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