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Tamarine Tanasugarn

Thailand

D.O.B.
May 24
1977
Height
5' 5"
1.65 m
Weight
139 lbs.
63 kg
Plays
Right-handed
two-handed backhand
Status
Pro (1994)
Biography
Coached by Andreea Ehritt-Vanc ... Father, Virachai, a lawyer who also coaches Tamarine (was an Olympic basketball player in 1960, 1964); mother, Sunattra, is a homemaker; has two sisters and one brother ... Given honor of carrying Thailand?s flag into Olympic Stadium at 1996 Olympics ... Has attended Bangkok University ... Holds dual citizenship in the USA (where she was born) and Thailand (both parents are Thai; has lived there since age 5) ... Carries heart-shaped lucky charm ... Bought house in Bangkok in 1997 ... Admires Monica Seles.
Career Highlights
SINGLES
Winner (4): 2010 - Osaka; 2009 - 's-Hertogenbosch; 2008 - 's-Hertogenbosch; 2003 - Hyderabad.
Finalist (7): 2010 - Pattaya City; 2006 - Bangkok; 2002 - Canberra, Doha; 2001 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 2000 - Birmingham; 1996 - Pattaya City.

DOUBLES
Winner (8): 2012 - Guangzhou (w/Zhang); 2010 - Pattaya City (w/Erakovic); 2009 - Pattaya City (w/Shvedova); 2003 - Tokyo [Japan Open], Luxembourg (both w/Sharapova); 2001 - Bali (w/Dominikovic); 2000 - Shanghai (w/Osterloh); 1998 - Auckland (w/Smith).
Finalist (7): 2013 - Monterrey (w/Birnerova); 2008 - Qu‚bec City (w/Craybas); 2004 - Montr‚al (w/Huber); 2003 - Shanghai (w/Sugiyama); 2001 - Shanghai (w/Dominikovic); 2000 - Oklahoma City (w/Tatarkova); 1998 - Los Angeles (w/Tatarkova).

ADDITIONAL
Thai Fed Cup Team, 1993-95, 1998, 2000, 2003-05, 2007-08; Thai Olympic Team, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008.
Career Review
2013 - Fell in WTA qualifying four times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon); withdrew from Kuala Lumpur w/left wrist injury.

2012 - QF at Pattaya City; reached 2r twice; fell 1r four times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon) and in qualifying five times (incl. US Open).

2011 - QF at Osaka; reached 2r twice (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r seven times (incl. Australian Open, US Open) and in qualifying once; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit; withdrew from Indian Wells and Miami w/right elbow injury.

2010 - Another Top 100 season; won fourth WTA title at Osaka (d. Date-Krumm; oldest WTA final ever - 73 years combined); runner-up at Pattaya City (l. to Zvonareva in final); reached 3r once and 2r three times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r four times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon) and in qualifying once; won one WTA doubles title; won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2009 - Won third WTA title at 's-Hertogenbosch (d. Safina in SF to become first Thai woman ever to beat a reigning No.1; d. Wickmayer in final); QF at Pattaya City; reached 2r three times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r eight times (incl. other three majors); won one WTA doubles title; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2008 - Near-Top 30 season (finishing No.35); went on 11-match grass court winning streak, winning second WTA title at 's-Hertogenbosch (as qualifier, d. Safina in final) and becoming first Thai to reach a Grand Slam QF at Wimbledon (l. to V.Williams); QF twice more at Pattaya City and Tokyo [Japan Open]; reached 3r twice and 2r twice; fell 1r nine times (incl. other three majors, Olympics) and in qualifying once; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2007 - Reached 2r nine times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r nine times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying three times.

2006 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Bangkok (l. to King in final); QF at Kolkata; reached 3r once (Wimbledon) and 2r once; fell 1r three times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying four times (incl. US Open); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2005 - QF at Birmingham; reached 2r four times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying once; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2004 - Another Top 100 season; SF twice at Hyderabad (l. to Kirilenko) and Tokyo [Japan Open] (l. to Sharapova); QF twice at Birmingham and Guangzhou; reached 4r once (Wimbledon) and 2r five times; fell 1r 15 times (incl. other three majors, Olympics) and in qualifying once.

2003 - Near-Top 30 season (finishing No.34); won first WTA title at Hyderabad (d. Tulyaganova in final); SF at Pattaya City (l. to Nagyova); QF three times at Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Birmingham and Bali; reached 4r once (US Open), 3r three times (incl. Australian Open) and 2r seven times; fell 1r eight times (incl. other two majors); won two WTA doubles titles.

2002 - Third straight Top 30 season (finishing No.28); runner-up twice at Canberra (l. to Smashnova in final) and Doha (l. to Seles in final); SF at Tokyo [Japan Open] (l. to Craybas); QF four times at Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Dubai, Tokyo [Princess Cup] and Pattaya City; reached 4r once (Wimbledon), 3r five times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros) and 2r six times (incl. US Open); fell 1r seven times; made Top 20 debut on February 18 (after Doha; rose from No.21 to No.20); spent nine weeks in Top 20 during 2002 (peaking at No.19).

2001 - Another Top 30 season (finishing No.29); runner-up at Tokyo [Japan Open] (l. to Seles in final); SF at Dubai (l. to Hingis); QF three times at Eastbourne, Tokyo [Princess Cup] and Bali; reached 4r twice (incl. Wimbledon), 3r three times (incl. Australian Open) and 2r four times; fell 1r seven times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying once; won one WTA doubles title.

2000 - First Top 30 season (finishing No.29); runner-up at Birmingham (l. to Raymond in final); SF three times at Tokyo [Japan Open] (l. to Halard-Decugis), Shanghai (l. to Tulyaganova) and Kuala Lumpur (l. to Nagyova); QF at Pattaya City; reached 4r once (Wimbledon), 3r twice (Australian Open, US Open) and 2r eight times (incl. Roland Garros, Olympics); fell 1r three times and in qualifying twice; won one WTA doubles title; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

1999 - Another Top 100 season; QF at Kuala Lumpur; reached 4r once (Wimbledon), 3r once and 2r once (US Open); fell 1r nine times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying twice; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

1998 - Another Top 50 season; SF at Tokyo [Princess Cup] (l. to Seles); QF three times at Auckland, Stanford and Pattaya City; reached 4r twice (Australian Open, Wimbledon - first Thai woman to reach a Grand Slam 4r), 3r once and 2r five times; fell 1r nine times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying twice; won one WTA doubles title.

1997 - First Top 50 season; SF at Auckland (l. to Maruska); reached 3r three times (Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open) and 2r nine times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r seven times and in qualifying three times; made Top 50 debut on June 9 (after Roland Garros; rose from No.52 to No.48); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

1996 - First Top 100 season; runner-up at Pattaya City (l. to Dragomir Ilie in final); SF at Beijing (l. to Wang); reached 2r twice; fell 1r once and in qualifying three times (incl. Australian Open); made Top 100 debut on November 25 (after Pattaya City; rose from No.104 to No.79); won three singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

1995 - Reached 3r once and 2r twice; fell 1r twice and in qualifying seven times (incl. all four majors); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

1994 - Reached 2r once; fell in qualifying once.

1993 - Played first WTA main draw, falling 1r (Pattaya City); fell in qualifying once; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

1992 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.

1991 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.

1990 - Played first event of career at ITF/Bangkok-THA.
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