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Selima Sfar

Selima Sfar
  • Residence: Biarritz, France
  • Date of Birth: 08 Jul 1977
  • Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
  • Height: 5' 5 1/2'' (1.66 m)
  • Weight: 121 lbs. (55 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Status: Pro (1999)

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Selima Sfar Biography

Currently without a coach ... Left Tunis at age 13 to live and train with Nathalie Tauziat in Biarritz, France ... Is a serve-and-volleyer who prefers indoor hardcourts; favorite shots are serve, backhand ... Father, Moncef, is a physician; mother, Zeineb, is a dermatologist; older sister is Sonia and younger brother is Hassen ... Likes working out, body-boarding ... Favorite place to be is Biarritz because of the ocean and Pyrenees mountains ... Most memorable experience was qualifying for US Open in 2000 ... Has several superstitions, one of which is to never put the volume on an odd number ... Describes herself as honest, stubborn, sensitive ... Admires her grandfather her all his great commitments ... Loves being a pro athlete and loves tennis ... Favorite tournament is US Open.

Official Web site: www.selimasfar.com
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YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 0
WTA Doubles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 11
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 21
Prize Money $0 $876,041
W/L - Singles - - - 395 - 383
W/L - Doubles - - - 238 - 201
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Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
16-Jul-2001 (75) 28-Jul-2008 (47)
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JANUARY - Fell in Australian Open qualifying.

FEBRUARY - Fell in Paris [Indoors] and Dubai qualifying.

MARCH - Played on ITF Circuit.

APRIL - Reached 2r at Marbella (as LL, l. to No.2 seed and eventual champion Jankovic); fell in Stuttgart qualifying.
1993 - Played first event of career in doubles at ITF/Reims-FRA.

1994 - Won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

1995 - Played first Tour qualifying at Eastbourne; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

1996 - Played first Tour main draw at Olympics, falling 1r (as WC, l. to No.11 seed Schultz-McCarthy); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

1997 - Won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

1998 - Fell in Tour qualifying twice (incl. US Open); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

1999 - Fell in Tour qualifying once; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2000 - Played second Tour main draw at US Open, falling 1r (as qualifier, l. to Panova); fell in Tour qualifying three times (incl. Wimbledon); won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2001 - First (and so far only) Top 100 season, highlighted by first Tour singles QF at Dubai (l. to Tauziat in 3s); reached 2r six times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open); fell 1r five times and in Tour qualifying 14 times (incl. Australian Open); made Top 100 debut on May 28 (after 2r run at Strasbourg; rose from No.108 to No.94).

2002 - Reached second Tour singles QF at Warsaw (l. to Zvonareva); reached 2r three times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r nine times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros) and in Tour qualifying nine times (incl. US Open); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2003 - Fell 1r three times (incl. Wimbledon) and in Tour qualifying seven times (incl. other three majors); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2004 - Reached third Tour singles QF at Cincinnati (l. to Frazier); reached 2r once; fell 1r once and in Tour qualifying 11 times (incl. all four majors); won four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2005 - Reached 2r twice (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r eight times (incl. Australian Open) and in Tour qualifying 13 times (incl. other two majors); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r four times and in Tour qualifying eight times (incl. all four majors); won one singles title on ITF Circuit; withdrew from Bali w/abdominal injury.

2007 - Fell 1r twice and in Tour qualifying nine times (incl. all four majors); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2008 - Reached 2r once (Roland Garros); fell 1r twice (incl. Olympics) and in Tour qualifying six times (incl. Australian Open).
SINGLES
Winner: 2007 - ITF/Jounieh-LIB; 2006 - ITF/Jounieh-LIB; 2002 - ITF/Glasgow-GBR, ITF/Nottingham-GBR; 2000 - ITF/Bournemouth-GBR; 1997 - ITF/Ismailia-EGY; 1996 - ITF/Dinan-FRA, ITF/Carthage-TUN; 1995 - ITF/Moulins-FRA, ITF/Le Havre-FRA; 1994 - ITF/Carthage-TUN.
Quarterfinalist (3): 2004 - Cincinnati; 2002 - Warsaw; 2001 - Dubai.

DOUBLES
Winner: 2005 - ITF/Biarritz-FRA, ITF/Deauville-FRA (both w/Cohen-Aloro); 2004 - ITF/Bordeaux-FRA, ITF/Saint Raphael-FRA, ITF/Poitiers-FRA (all w/Cohen-Aloro), ITF/Sint-Katelijine-Waver-BEL (w/Pichet); 2003 - ITF/Biarritz-FRA (w/Ahl); 2000 - ITF/Bournemouth-GBR (w/Woodroffe), ITF/Hatfield-GBR (w/Ward); 1999 - ITF/Edinburgh-GBR, ITF/Perigueux-FRA (both w/Ward); 1998 - ITF/Sezze-ITA (w/Casanova), ITF/Valladolid-ESP (w/Riera); 1997 - ITF/Guimares-POR (w/Lebescond), ITF/Ismailia-EGY (w/Karpenschif); 1994 - ITF/La Coruna-ESP, ITF/Casablanca-MAR (both w/de Camaret).

ADDITIONAL
Tunisian Olympic Team, 1996, 2008.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 0
WTA Doubles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 11
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 21
Prize Money $0 $876,041
W/L - Singles - - - 395 - 383
W/L - Doubles - - - 238 - 201

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
0 / 2 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - - 1r - - 1r -
2 / 3 FRENCH OPEN 2r - - - - - 1r 2r
3 / 4 WIMBLEDON - - - 2r - 1r 2r 2r
1 / 2 US OPEN - - - - - - - 2r
W/L   2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994
0 / 2 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - - - - - -
2 / 3 FRENCH OPEN - - - - - - -
3 / 4 WIMBLEDON - - - - - - -
1 / 2 US OPEN 1r - - - - - -

Doubles

W/L   2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
2 / 4 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - 1r 2r - 2r 1r - -
2 / 6 FRENCH OPEN 1r 1r 1r 2r 1r 2r - -
5 / 6 WIMBLEDON - - QF 2r 1r 2r - 1r
3 / 4 US OPEN - - 1r 2r 2r 2r - -
W/L   2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996
2 / 4 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - - - - - -
2 / 6 FRENCH OPEN - - - - - - -
5 / 6 WIMBLEDON - - 1r - - - -
3 / 4 US OPEN - - - - - - -

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Selima Sfar Results

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    Doubles

DOHA

WTA // QATAR // 21-Feb-2011 // $721,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss [1] Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) 31 7-6 (5) 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$750

PARIS

WTA // FRANCE // 07-Feb-2011 // $618,000 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Win Veronika Kapshay (UKR) 323 7-6 (7) 6-2
Q-R16 Loss Emma Laine (FIN) 277 6-7 (5) 7-6 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+8

Prize Money

$1,350

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
22/06/2009 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
24/05/2009 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
19/01/2009 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
25/05/2008 FRENCH OPEN R16 91
14/01/2008 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
27/08/2007 US OPEN Q - R128 2
25/06/2007 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
27/05/2007 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
15/01/2007 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 15
28/08/2006 US OPEN Q - R64 15
Date Tournament Round Points
26/06/2006 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
28/05/2006 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 15
16/01/2006 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
29/08/2005 US OPEN Q - R128 2
20/06/2005 WIMBLEDON R64 46
23/05/2005 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 19
17/01/2005 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
30/08/2004 US OPEN Q - R128 2
21/06/2004 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 17
24/05/2004 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 17
Date Tournament Round Points
19/01/2004 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
25/08/2003 US OPEN Q - R32 29
23/06/2003 WIMBLEDON R16 42
26/05/2003 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 17
13/01/2003 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
26/08/2002 US OPEN Q - R64 17
24/06/2002 WIMBLEDON R64 36
27/05/2002 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
14/01/2002 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
27/08/2001 US OPEN R64 34
Date Tournament Round Points
25/06/2001 WIMBLEDON R64 34
28/05/2001 FRENCH OPEN R64 46
15/01/2001 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
28/08/2000 US OPEN R16 29
26/06/2000 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
31/08/1998 US OPEN Q - R128 2
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2010 444 120
2009 286 168
2008 190 69
2007 166 86
2006 192 100
2005 170 59
2004 117 159
2003 163 215
2002 138 195
2001 82 275
2000 182 214
1999 308 214
1998 257 197
1997 410 393
1996 502 723
1995 361 557
1994 408 344
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
16-Jul-2001 (75) 28-Jul-2008 (47)

Current WTA Rankings

Ranking Points
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Rankings Breakdown

  • Singles
    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
22/06/2009 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
24/05/2009 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
19/01/2009 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
25/05/2008 FRENCH OPEN R16 91
14/01/2008 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
27/08/2007 US OPEN Q - R128 2
25/06/2007 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
27/05/2007 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
15/01/2007 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 15
28/08/2006 US OPEN Q - R64 15
Date Tournament Round Points
26/06/2006 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
28/05/2006 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 15
16/01/2006 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
29/08/2005 US OPEN Q - R128 2
20/06/2005 WIMBLEDON R64 46
23/05/2005 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 19
17/01/2005 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
30/08/2004 US OPEN Q - R128 2
21/06/2004 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 17
24/05/2004 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 17
Date Tournament Round Points
19/01/2004 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
25/08/2003 US OPEN Q - R32 29
23/06/2003 WIMBLEDON R16 42
26/05/2003 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 17
13/01/2003 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
26/08/2002 US OPEN Q - R64 17
24/06/2002 WIMBLEDON R64 36
27/05/2002 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
14/01/2002 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
27/08/2001 US OPEN R64 34
Date Tournament Round Points
25/06/2001 WIMBLEDON R64 34
28/05/2001 FRENCH OPEN R64 46
15/01/2001 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
28/08/2000 US OPEN R16 29
26/06/2000 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
31/08/1998 US OPEN Q - R128 2

Premier Events

Date Tournament Round Points
21/02/2011 DOHA Q - R32 1
07/02/2011 PARIS Q - R16 8
26/04/2010 STUTTGART S 20
14/02/2010 DUBAI R64 1
08/02/2010 PARIS Q - R32 1
27/04/2009 STUTTGART Q - R32 1
15/02/2009 DUBAI Q - R16 20
09/02/2009 PARIS Q - R32 1

Internationals

Date Tournament Round Points
19/07/2010 BAD GASTEIN Q - R32 1
12/07/2010 PALERMO Q - R16 6
17/05/2010 STRASBOURG Q - R32 1
05/04/2010 MARBELLA Q - R16 6
06/04/2009 MARBELLA Q 30

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
16/06/2008 EASTBOURNE Q - R32 1
12/03/2008 INDIAN WELLS Q - R64 1
25/02/2008 DUBAI R32 1
18/02/2008 DOHA Q - R32 1
11/02/2008 ANTWERP Q - R32 1
04/02/2008 PARIS Q - R32 1
22/10/2007 LINZ Q - R32 1
01/10/2007 STUTTGART Q - R32 1
13/08/2007 TORONTO Q - R32 10
30/04/2007 ESTORIL Q - R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
26/02/2007 DOHA R32 1
19/02/2007 DUBAI R32 1
12/02/2007 ANTWERP Q - R32 1
09/10/2006 BANGKOK R32 1
14/08/2006 MONTREAL Q - R64 1
07/08/2006 STOCKHOLM Q - Q 4
12/06/2006 BIRMINGHAM R64 1
15/05/2006 RABAT R32 1
27/02/2006 DOHA R32 1
20/02/2006 DUBAI R16 29
Date Tournament Round Points
06/02/2006 PARIS Q - R32 1
08/01/2006 CANBERRA Q - R32 1
24/10/2005 LINZ Q - R32 1
03/10/2005 FILDERSTADT Q - R32 1
19/09/2005 PORTOROZ R32 1
21/08/2005 NEW HAVEN Q - R32 1
15/08/2005 TORONTO R16 11
08/08/2005 STOCKHOLM R32 1
25/07/2005 BUDAPEST R32 1
18/07/2005 PALERMO R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
11/07/2005 MODENA Q - R32 1
06/06/2005 BIRMINGHAM Q - R32 1
16/05/2005 STRASBOURG Q - R32 1
09/05/2005 ROME Q - R32 1
02/05/2005 BERLIN Q - R32 1
23/03/2005 MIAMI Q - R64 1
28/02/2005 DUBAI R32 1
21/02/2005 DOHA R32 1
07/02/2005 PARIS S 63
09/01/2005 SYDNEY Q - R16 5
Date Tournament Round Points
02/01/2005 GOLD COAST Q - Q 7
16/08/2004 CINCINNATI Q 42
09/08/2004 SOPOT S 12
07/06/2004 BIRMINGHAM Q - R32 1
17/05/2004 STRASBOURG Q - R16 4
03/05/2004 BERLIN Q - R64 1
12/04/2004 ESTORIL Q - R32 1
01/03/2004 DOHA Q - R16 4
23/02/2004 DUBAI R16 33
16/02/2004 ANTWERP Q - R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
11/01/2004 CANBERRA Q - R16 4
04/08/2003 LOS ANGELES Q - R16 1
09/06/2003 BIRMINGHAM Q - R32 1
19/05/2003 STRASBOURG Q - R32 1
31/03/2003 CASABLANCA R32 1
17/02/2003 DUBAI R32 1
10/02/2003 DOHA Q - R32 1
21/10/2002 LUXEMBOURG Q - R32 1
12/08/2002 MONTREAL Q - R64 1
17/06/2002 EASTBOURNE Q - R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
10/06/2002 BIRMINGHAM R64 1
20/05/2002 STRASBOURG Q - R32 1
06/05/2002 WARSAW Q 32
29/04/2002 HAMBURG Q - R32 1
15/04/2002 CHARLESTON Q - R32 1
08/04/2002 ESTORIL R32 1
01/04/2002 PORTO R32 1
20/03/2002 MIAMI R16 15
06/03/2002 INDIAN WELLS R128 1
25/02/2002 SCOTTSDALE Q - R16 6
Date Tournament Round Points
18/02/2002 DUBAI R32 1
11/02/2002 DOHA R16 24
05/02/2002 PARIS Q - R32 1
06/01/2002 CANBERRA R32 1
31/12/2001 AUCKLAND R16 22
14/10/2001 ZURICH Q - R16 5
08/10/2001 FILDERSTADT Q - R32 1
01/10/2001 MOSCOW Q - R32 1
24/09/2001 LEIPZIG Q - R16 8
19/08/2001 NEW HAVEN Q - R16 17
Date Tournament Round Points
13/08/2001 TORONTO Q 15
05/08/2001 LOS ANGELES R64 1
30/07/2001 SAN DIEGO S 13
18/06/2001 EASTBOURNE S 20
11/06/2001 BIRMINGHAM R64 1
21/05/2001 STRASBOURG S 44
14/05/2001 ROME Q - R16 7
07/05/2001 BERLIN Q - R64 1
30/04/2001 HAMBURG Q - R32 1
16/04/2001 BUDAPEST Q - R16 4
Date Tournament Round Points
09/04/2001 ESTORIL Q - R16 7
21/03/2001 MIAMI Q - R64 1
19/02/2001 DUBAI Q 83
12/02/2001 DOHA R16 24
05/02/2001 PARIS Q - Q 17
07/01/2001 CANBERRA S 37
31/12/2000 AUCKLAND Q - R16 2
25/09/2000 LUXEMBOURG Q - R32 1
12/06/2000 BIRMINGHAM Q - R16 4
19/04/1999 CAIRO Q - R16 2
Date Tournament Round Points
06/07/1998 PRAGUE Q - R16 2
19/06/1995 EASTBOURNE Q - R16 0

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