Virginie Razzano

Virginie Razzano

French tennis player
Date of Birth: 12.05.1983
Country: France

  1. Biography of Virginie Razzano
  2. Early Life and Career
  3. Early Career
  4. Continued Success and Rankings
  5. Ups and Downs
  6. Recent Years

Biography of Virginie Razzano

Early Life and Career

Virginie Razzano is a French tennis player who began playing tennis at the age of 7. She idolizes Gabriela Sabatini and Andre Agassi. Razzano won two junior Grand Slam tournaments in singles (Roland Garros-1999 and Australian Open-2000) and one in doubles (Australian Open-1999 with Eleni Daniilidou). She also won three WTA tournaments, two in singles and one in doubles. Razzano achieved a career-high ranking of 3 in junior singles and 2 in junior doubles. Her mother, Theresa, is a kindergarten teacher, while her father, Francois, is a police officer. She has a younger sister named Aurelie.

Virginie Razzano

Early Career

Razzano made her debut in the tour at the qualifying tournament of Roland Garros in 1998. In May 2000, she achieved her first victory against a top 100 player in the qualifying tournament in Strasbourg. In December 2000, she defeated a top 50 player in the semifinals of the tournament in Saint-Pons. In February 2001, Razzano won her first doubles title on the WTA tour in Paris. In May 2001, she achieved her first victory against a top 20 player in the second round of Roland Garros. In July 2001, Razzano made her debut in the Fed Cup.

Virginie Razzano

Continued Success and Rankings

Razzano had a successful season in 2001, reaching the third round of Wimbledon and winning her first singles title in Bordeaux. She also reached the final in Biella and the quarterfinals in Heron. In 2002, she reached her first singles final on the WTA tour in Tashkent. Razzano finished the year with a ranking of 60th. In 2003, she had a slow start to the season, but had a breakthrough in the autumn with a singles title in Guangzhou and a runner-up finish in Tokyo. She ended the year ranked 28th.

Virginie Razzano

Ups and Downs

In the following years, Razzano had mixed results. She had a successful run at the US Open in 2007, reaching the fourth round. She also won her first WTA singles titles in Guangzhou and Tokyo. However, she struggled with injuries and inconsistent performances in the following seasons. In 2010, Razzano reached her career-high ranking of 16th. She continued to compete but struggled to regain her earlier success. She had some notable wins, but also experienced early exits in many tournaments.

Virginie Razzano

Recent Years

In recent years, Razzano has struggled with injuries and a decline in her ranking. She has had limited success in tournaments and has often had to play in qualifying rounds. Despite these challenges, she has had moments of success, such as reaching the final in Vancouver in 2016. Razzano also received a wildcard entry to the main draw of the US Open in 2017 and reached the third round, defeating players like Klara Zakopalova and Marion Bartoli. Razzano's ranking has dropped outside the top 120 in singles, but she continues to compete and work towards regaining her form.