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Valentina Sassi

Valentina Sassi
  • Residence: Ameglia, Italy
  • Date of Birth: 12 Jul 1980
  • Birthplace: Seravezza, Italy
  • Height: 5'9'' (1.75 m)
  • Weight: 141 lbs. (64 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (1998)

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Valentina Sassi Biography

Coached by Simone Restelli...Baseline player who prefers hard, indoor courts; favorite shot is her backhand...Mother, Marzia, has a restaurant; father, Attilio, is a building constructor; older brother, Massimiliano, works in his mother's restaurant and introduced Valentina to tennis and still practices with her...Plays guitar...Favorite city to visit is Rio de Janeiro to see the 'Cristo' and because the beaches are so nice...Most memorable experience was playing Wimbledon for the first time...Describes herself as a friendly person who likes to have fun...Admires her mother and wants to be like her: sweet and helping people...Likes Andre Agassi's game...Graduated from high school in 1998...Favorite movie is Seven; favorite actor is Brad Pitt; favorite author is Wilburn Smith.
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YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 0
WTA Doubles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 6
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 7
Prize Money $0 $175,976
W/L - Singles - - - 269 - 269
W/L - Doubles - - - 123 - 134
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Results

SAINT RAPHAEL

ITF // FRANCE // 13-Oct-2008 // $50,000 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 614 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss Gracia Radovanovic (FRA) 764 6-4 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+0

Prize Money

$95
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
08-Apr-2002 (144) 11-Sep-2006 (153)
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JANUARY - Singles runner-up at $25K ITF/Fort Walton Beach, FL-USA (l. to Arn in final).

FEBRUARY - Fell 1r at Bogotß (as qualifier, l. to No.8 seed and eventual semifinalist Sanchez Lorenzo).

MAY - Won third career ITF Circuit doubles title at $25K ITF/Catania-ITA (w/Lubiani).

JULY - Won second ITF Circuit doubles title of year (fourth of career) at $25K ITF/Monteroni d'Arbia-ITA (w/Vedy).
1998 - Unseeded, won first pro title at ITF/Sao Paulo-BRA with wins over four seeds

1999 - Won ITF/Le Havre-FRA, d. No. 7 seed in final

2001 - Won three matches to qualify for first WTA Tour main draw at Madrid, l. to Grande in 3s; unseeded, won third ITF title at ITF/Grado-ITA with wins over two seeds; failed to qualify for Wimbledon and US Open

2002 - Qualified for second WTA Tour event at Porto, falling 1r to fellow qualifier Kanepi.

2005 - Won second ITF Circuit doubles title of career at $25K ITF/San Luis Potosi 2-MEX (w/Lubiani).
SINGLES
Winner: 2001 - ITF/Grado-ITA; 1999 - ITF/Le Havre-FRA; 1998 - ITF/Sao Paulo-BRA.

DOUBLES
Winner: 2006 - ITF/Catania-ITA (w/Lubiani), ITF/Monteroni d'Arbia-ITA (w/Vedy); 2005 - ITF/San Luis Potosi 2-MEX (w/Lubiani).
Quarterfinalist (2): 2002 - Porto (w/Oracova), Casablanca (w/Mouhtassine).

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 0
WTA Doubles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 6
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 7
Prize Money $0 $175,976
W/L - Singles - - - 269 - 269
W/L - Doubles - - - 123 - 134


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Valentina Sassi Results

  • Singles
    Doubles

SAINT RAPHAEL

ITF // FRANCE // 13-Oct-2008 // $50,000 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 614 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss Gracia Radovanovic (FRA) 764 6-4 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+0

Prize Money

$95

MESTRE

ITF // ITALY // 15-Sep-2008 // $50,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss Lenka Jurikova (SVK) 367 7-5 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+0

Prize Money

$95

MONTERONI D'ARABIA

ITF // ITALY // 04-Aug-2008 // $25,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Valentina Sulpizio (ITA) 369 4-6 7-5 6-2
R16 Loss [7] Mervana Jugic-Salkic (BIH) 299 6-2 4-2 RET

WTA Rankings PTS

+8

Prize Money

$490

RIMINI

ITF // ITALY // 28-Jul-2008 // $75,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [W] Roberta Vinci (ITA) 157 6-4 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+2

Prize Money

$651

ROME-TEVERE REMO

ITF // ITALY // 07-Jul-2008 // $25,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 360 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [4] Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) 221 6-0 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+2

Prize Money

$294

CUNEO

ITF // ITALY // 30-Jun-2008 // $100,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 364 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Win [W] Anna Agamennone (ITA) 0 6-0 6-0
Q-R16 Loss [1] Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) 170 7-6 (4) 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+2

Prize Money

$309

PADOVA

ITF // ITALY // 23-Jun-2008 // $25,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 364 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Jelena Dokic (AUS) 229 6-3 6-7 (4) 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+2

Prize Money

$294

FLORENCE

ITF // ITALY // 05-May-2008 // $25,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 316 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Darya Kustova (BLR) 247 6-0 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+2

Prize Money

$294

CAGNES-SUR-MER

ITF // FRANCE // 28-Apr-2008 // $100,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 315 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Win Julia Kushnereva (RUS) 0 6-0 6-0
Q-R16 Loss Astrid Besser (ITA) 536 6-3 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+2

Prize Money

$309

SUTTON

ITF // GREAT BRITAIN // 04-Feb-2008 // $25,000 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 306 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss Claire De Gubernatis (FRA) 504 2-6 7-5 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+0

Prize Money

$68

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
28/08/2006 US OPEN Q - R64 15
26/06/2006 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 15
28/05/2006 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
26/08/2002 US OPEN Q - R64 17
27/05/2002 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
14/01/2002 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
27/08/2001 US OPEN Q - R32 26
25/06/2001 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
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Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2008 762 339
2007 310 347
2006 230 169
2005 288 314
2004 283 268
2003 315 277
2002 247 189
2001 157 239
2000 265 270
1999 378 426
1998 831 704
1997 990 0
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
08-Apr-2002 (144) 11-Sep-2006 (153)

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Rankings Breakdown

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Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
28/08/2006 US OPEN Q - R64 15
26/06/2006 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 15
28/05/2006 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
26/08/2002 US OPEN Q - R64 17
27/05/2002 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
14/01/2002 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
27/08/2001 US OPEN Q - R32 26
25/06/2001 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
14/05/2007 ROME Q - R32 1
17/07/2006 PALERMO Q - R16 1
15/05/2006 ROME Q - R32 1
27/02/2006 ACAPULCO Q - R32 1
20/02/2006 BOGOTA S 7
18/07/2005 PALERMO Q - R32 1
27/09/2004 HASSELT Q - Q 7
09/08/2004 SOPOT Q - R16 5
19/07/2004 PALERMO Q - Q 6
10/05/2004 ROME Q - R64 1
Date Tournament Round Points
07/07/2003 PALERMO Q - R32 1
19/05/2003 MADRID Q - Q 10
12/05/2003 ROME Q - R64 1
07/04/2003 ESTORIL Q - R32 1
08/07/2002 CASABLANCA R32 1
13/05/2002 ROME Q - R64 1
15/04/2002 BUDAPEST Q - R32 1
08/04/2002 ESTORIL Q - R32 1
01/04/2002 PORTO S 8
06/03/2002 INDIAN WELLS Q - R32 8
Date Tournament Round Points
17/02/2002 MEMPHIS Q - R32 1
06/01/2002 HOBART Q - R16 6
30/12/2001 GOLD COAST Q - Q 14
22/10/2001 LINZ Q - R16 4
15/10/2001 BRATISLAVA Q - R32 1
09/07/2001 PALERMO Q - Q 4
21/05/2001 MADRID S 17
12/07/1999 PALERMO Q - R32 1

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