Amelie Mauresmo   ESPN




Height: 5-foot-9
Weight: 141 lbs.
Plays: Right-handed


Born: July 5, 1975, Laye, France
Career Titles: 8
Career Highlights
France
 


-- 2006 AT A GLANCE --

WTA Tournaments Played: 17

WTA Record: 50-13

Tournament Titles: Australian Open, Open Gaz de France, Proximus Diamond Games, Wimbledon

Hardcourt Record: 36-9

Carpet Record: 1-1

Clay Record: 7-3

Grass Record: 7-1

Overall Record (including non-WTA events): 51-14


   CURRENT CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2002
• Had her best year ever in the Grand Slams reaching the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and the semifinals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

• Won the title in Dubai by defeating countrywoman Sandrine Testud 6-4, 7-6 (3).

• Won the Canadian Open by defeating Jennifer Capriati 6-4, 6-1.

  2006 TOURNAMENTS
TOURNAMENT SURFACE ROUND OPPONENT W/L SCORE
Medibank International Hard 1
2
Bye
Ana Ivanovic

L

3-6, 5-7
Australian Open Hard 1
2
3
4
QF
SF
F
Tiantian Sun
Emilie Loit
Michaella Krajicek
Nicole Vaidisova
Patty Schnyder
Kim Clijsters
Justine Henin-Hardenne
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
4-6, 6-2, 6-2
7-6 (7-1), 6-2
6-2, retired
6-1, 6-1
6-3, 6-0
5-7, 6-2, 3-2, retired
6-1, 2-0, retired
Open Gaz de France Hard 1
2
QF
SF
F
Bye
Vera Dushevina
Dinara Safina
Tatiana Golovin
Mary Pierce

W
W
W
W

6-2, 6-2
6-2, 6-2
6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-2
6-1, 7-6 (7-2)
Proximus Diamond Games Hard 1
2
QF
SF
F
Bye
Iveta Benesova
Patty Schnyder
Nadia Petrova
Kim Clijsters

W
W
W
W

6-3, 6-3
6-2, 6-4
6-4, 7-5
3-6, 6-3, 6-3
Dubai Duty Free Hard 1
2
QF
Bye
Henrieta Nagyova
Svetlana Kuznetsova

W
L

6-3, 6-1
6-7 (11-13), 4-6
Qatar Total Open Hard 1
2
QF
SF
F
Bye
Marion Bartoli
Roberta Vinci
Martina Hingis
Nadia Petrova

W
W
W
L

6-0, 6-2
6-4, 6-0
6-2, 6-2
3-6, 5-7
Nasdaq-100 Open Hard 1
2
3
4
QF
SF
Bye
Samantha Stosur
Marion Bartoli
Ana Ivanovic
Nadia Petrova
Svetlana Kuznetsova

W
W
W
W
L

6-0, 6-0
6-4, 6-0
7-5, 6-2
6-3, 6-1
1-6, 4-6
*Fed Cup Clay RR
RR
Flavia Pennetta
Francesca Schiavone
W
L
6-1, 6-1
6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 4-6
Qatar Telecom German Clay 1
2
3
QF
SF
Bye
Vera Dushevina
Anna Chakvetadze
Martina Hingis
Justine Henin-Hardenne

W
W
W
L

6-1, 6-2
6-4, 6-2
4-6, 6-4, 6-4
1-6, 2-6
French Open Clay 1
2
3
4
Meghann Shaughnessy
Vera Dushevina
Jelena Jankovic
Nicole Vaidisova
W
W
W
L
6-4, 6-4
6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
6-3, 6-3
7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 2-6
Hastings Direct Grass 1
2
Bye
Nathalie Dechy

L

6-3, 2-6, 3-6
Wimbledon Grass 1
2
3
4
QF
SF
F
Ivana Abramovic
Samantha Stosur
Nicole Pratt
Ana Ivanovic
Anastasia Myskina
Maria Sharapova
Justine Henin-Hardene
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
6-0, 6-0
6-4, 6-2
6-1, 6-2
6-3, 6-4
6-1, 3-6, 6-3
6-3, 3-6, 6-2
2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Pilot Pen Tennis Hard 1
2
QF
Bye
Galina Voskoboeva
Lindsay Davenport

W
L

4-6, 6-1, 6-2
4-6, 5-7
U.S. Open Hard 1
2
3
4
QF
SF
Kristina Barrois
Meghann Shaughnessy
Mara Santangelo
Serena Williams
Dinara Safina
Maria Sharapova
W
W
W
W
W
L
6-1, 7-5
6-4, 6-3
6-3, 3-6, 6-2
6-4, 0-6, 6-2
6-2, 6-3
0-6, 6-4, 0-6
China Open Hard 1
2
QF
SF
F
Bye
Tiantian Sun
Lindsay Davenport
Jelena Jankovic
Svetlana Kuznetsova

W
W
W
L

6-3, 6-2
6-4, 6-3
6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3)
4-6, 0-6
Kremlin Cup Carpet 1
2
QF
Bye
Elena Vesnina
Nicole Vaidisova

W
L

5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
6-1, 5-7, 6-7 (3-7)
Zurich Open Hard 1
2
QF
Bye
Samantha Stosur
Daniela Hantuchova

W


7-6 (7-4), 6-3
(x) walkover
Sony Ericsson Hard RR
RR
RR
SF
F
Justine-Henin Hardenne
Nadia Petrova
Martina Hingis
Kim Clijsters
Justine Henin-Hardene
W
L
W
W
L
4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
2-6, 2-6
3-6, 6-1, 6-4
6-2, 3-6, 6-3
4-6, 3-6

   PAST CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2001
• Won back-to-back tournaments at home in Paris and Nice, France. Also won titles at Amelia Island, the German Open. Reached the final at Rome but lost to Jelena Dokic 7-6 (3), 6-1.

• Under pressure to be France's hope with Mary Pierce injured, Mauresmo fell in the first round of the French Open to Jana Kandarr.

2000
• Won her second career title by defeating Lindsay Davenport at the Sydney International, 7-6 (2), 6-4.

• Made the finals in Croatia and the Italian Open.

1999
• Had the best showing of her career at the Australian Open, where she lost to Martina Hingis in the final -- becaming the first unseeded woman to reach a Grand Slam singles final since Venus Williams reached the final at the 1997 U.S. Open. She beat three seeded players en route to the finals -- No. 1 Lindsay Davenport in the semifinals, No. 8 Patty Schnyder in the second round and No. 11 Dominique Van Roost in the quarterfinals. Her ranking jumped from No. 29 to No. 17.

• Won first WTA title at Bratislava defeating Kim Clijsters in straight sets 6-3, 6-3.

• Reached the finals of the Paris Indoors.

1998
• At the German Open, became the first qualifier and fourth-lowest ranked player (No. 65) to reach a Tier I-level tournament final on the WTA Tour. Having never reached a quarterfinal on the Tour, saved a match point to qualify for the main draw, then collected her first wins over Top 5 players, ousting the world Nos. 2 and 3 players, becoming the lowest-ranked player to defeat two of the world's top three players in a tournament. Her ranking vaulted to a then-career high No. 34.

• As a wildcard into Prague, reached her second quarterfinal on the major tour.

• Scored third career Top 10 win over countrywoman Nathalie Tauziat, ranked ninth, at New Haven.

• Playing in her first U.S. Open, reached the third round and stretched No. 1 Hingis to three sets before losing.

1996
• Won the French Open and Wimbledon junior singles titles.

Notes
• All-court player who prefers grass courts -- her best shot is her forehand.