Sandrine Testud

Sandrine Testud

Former professional French tennis player
Date of Birth: 03.04.1972
Country: France

Biography of Sandrine Testud

Sandrine Testud is a former professional French tennis player. She achieved her personal record at Grand Slam tournaments, reaching the quarterfinals twice: at the US Open in 1997 and the Australian Open in 1998. In 1997, Testud broke into the top 20 of the singles rankings. On February 7, 1999, she became the fourth Frenchwoman in history, following Françoise Durr, Mary Pierce, and Nathalie Tauziat, to break into the top 10 of the world singles rankings. Interestingly, at that time, three Frenchwomen – Testud, Pierce, and Tauziat – were ranked in the top 10. Previously, only the United States and Australia had more than two players in the top 10 simultaneously.

Sandrine Testud

For five consecutive years, from 1997 to 2001, Testud consistently ended the year ranked in the top 20 of the singles rankings. Throughout her career, Testud achieved three victories in singles tournaments on the WTA Tour and four victories in doubles. Her notable singles victory came in the Tier II tournament in Filderstadt, Germany, where she defeated the world's second-ranked player, Lindsay Davenport, in the final. Another notable victory was against Justine Henin in Hawaii, although the match had to be postponed for a day due to the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

Sandrine Testud

Testud also experienced losses in the final matches, both in singles and doubles, with a total of seven such unsuccessful finals. Her last appearance in a singles final on the WTA Tour was in Dubai, where she was defeated by Amélie Mauresmo in the fourth "French" final in the history of the WTA Tour.

Sandrine Testud

Testud's personal record at Grand Slam tournaments was reaching the quarterfinals. She achieved this level twice: at the US Open in 1997 and the Australian Open in 1998. From 1997 to 2002, Testud was a member of the French Fed Cup team. In 1997, Testud secured a victory in one of the matches against the Netherlands in the final of the tournament, leading the French team to their first Fed Cup victory. In 2004, Testud represented her country at the Olympic Games in Athens, reaching the quarterfinals in doubles but being eliminated in the first round in singles.

In the summer of 2002, Testud decided to take a break from tennis when she discovered she was pregnant. However, she returned to the court just a year later. Testud eventually retired from professional tennis in the summer of 2005.

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