Alexandra Fusai


Alexandra Fusai

Infobox Tennis biography
playername = Alexandra Fusai


nickname =
country = FRA
residence = Nantes, France
datebirth = birth date and age|1973|11|22
placebirth = Saint-Cloud, France
height = height|m=1.76
weight = convert|60|kg|lb st|abbr=on
turnedpro = 1991
retired = April 2003
plays = Right (two-handed backhand)
careerprizemoney = US$1,608,170
singlesrecord = 90–147 (WTA only)
singlestitles = 0
highestsinglesranking = 37 (October 26, 1998)
AustralianOpenresult = 3r (1996)
FrenchOpenresult = 3r (1994, 1998)
Wimbledonresult = 2r (1996)
USOpenresult = 3r (1997)
doublesrecord = 260–192 (WTA only)
doublestitles = 12
highestdoublesranking = 6 (September 14, 1998)
updated =

Alexandra Fusai (born November 22, 1973 in Saint-Cloud) is a former professional tennis player from France.

Fusai turned professional in 1991. She was 1.76m tall and weighed about 60 kg in 1997. She played right-handed and lived in Nantes during her career. She retired from the WTA Tour tennis circuit in April 2003 when she discovered that she was pregnant with her first child. Her highest WTA Tour singles and doubles ranking was 37 and 6 respectively.

Fusai reached her only career WTA Tour singles final in Warsaw in 1995, losing to Barbara Paulus of Austria in three sets. She has never advanced beyond the third round of any Grand Slam event in singles competition. She earned her career-best singles victory at the Italian Open in Rome in 1998 by beating Jana Novotná. Her career prize money earnings exceeded one million dollars in 1999.

Fusai excelled as a doubles player. She achieved her best results in doubles competition in partnership with fellow Frenchwoman Nathalie Tauziat from 1997 to 2000. She reached the quarter-finals or semi-finals of Grand Slam tournaments on 7 occasions, 5 of them with Tauziat. Her excellent overall doubles performance qualified her to play in the season-ending Tour Championships in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001; she and Tauziat were the runners-up in 1997 and 1998. All in all, Fusai has won a total of 12 WTA Tour doubles titles, 8 of them with Tauziat. She was the runner-up in WTA Tour doubles tournaments on 21 occasions, 11 of them with Tauziat. She was also a WTA Tour doubles semi-finalist on 27 occasions, excluding Grand Slams: 1992(1), 1993(1), 1994(1), 1995(2), 1996(1), 1997(3), 1998(4), 1999(4), 2000(3), 2001(6), 2003(1)

Fusai was a member of the French Fed Cup team who won the title in 1997. She won all the three doubles matches she played from the opening round against Japan to the final against the Netherlands. She also played for her country in 1994 and 1998.

Fusai married David Crochu on July 13, 2002. Their son Oscar was born on December 7, 2003.

WTA Tour finals

Doubles wins (12)

{| class="wikitable"
-bgcolor="#CCCCCC"
No.
Date
Tournament
Surface
Partnering
Opponent
Score in final
- bgcolor="#66CCFF"
1.
October 7, 1996
Surabaya, Indonesia
Hard
flagicon|AUS Kerry-Anne Guse
flagicon|SLO Tina Križan
flagicon|FRA Noëlle van Lottum
6–4, 6–4
- bgcolor="#CCFFCC"
2.
February 3, 1997
Linz, Austria
Carpet (i)
flagicon|FRA Nathalie Tauziat
flagicon|CZE Eva Melicharová
flagicon|CZE Helena Vildová
4–6, 6–3, 6–1
- bgcolor="#66CCFF"
3.
April 21, 1997
Budapest, Hungary
Clay
flagicon|RSA Amanda Coetzer
flagicon|CZE Eva Melicharová
flagicon|GER Elena Wagner
6–3, 6–1
- bgcolor="#ccccff"
4.
November 3, 1997
Chicago, USA
Carpet (i)
flagicon|FRA Nathalie Tauziat
flagicon|USA Lindsay Davenport
flagicon|USA Monica Seles
6–3, 6–2
- bgcolor="#ccccff"
5.
February 23, 1998
Linz, Austria
Carpet (i)
flagicon|FRA Nathalie Tauziat
flagicon|RUS Anna Kournikova
flagicon|LAT Larisa Neiland
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
- bgcolor="#CCFFCC"
6.
May 18, 1998
Strasbourg, France
Clay
flagicon|FRA Nathalie Tauziat
flagicon|INA Yayuk Basuki
flagicon|NED Caroline Vis
6–4, 6–3
- bgcolor="#ccccff"
7.
August 24, 1998
New Haven, USA
Hard
flagicon|FRA Nathalie Tauziat
flagicon|CZE Jana Novotná
flagicon|RSA Mariaan de Swardt
6–1, 6–0
- bgcolor="#66CCFF"
8.
February 8, 1999
Prostějov, Czech Republic
Carpet (i)
flagicon|FRA Nathalie Tauziat
flagicon|CZE Květa Peschke
flagicon|CZE Helena Vildová
3–6, 6–2, 6–1
- bgcolor="#ffcccc"
9.
May 10, 1999
Berlin, Germany
Clay
flagicon|FRA Nathalie Tauziat
flagicon|CZE Jana Novotná
flagicon|ARG Patricia Tarabini
6–3, 7–5
- bgcolor="#66CCFF"
10.
January 3, 2000
Auckland, New Zealand
Hard
flagicon|ZIM Cara Black
flagicon|AUT Barbara Schwartz
flagicon|AUT Patricia Wartusch
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
- bgcolor="#CCFFCC"
11.
September 25, 2000
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Carpet (i)
flagicon|FRA Nathalie Tauziat
flagicon|BUL Lubomira Bacheva
flagicon|ESP Cristina Torrens Valero
6–3, 7–6(0)
- bgcolor="#66CCFF"
12.
January 1, 2001
Auckland, New Zealand
Hard
flagicon|ITA Rita Grande
flagicon|SUI Emmanuelle Gagliardi
flagicon|AUT Barbara Schett
7–6(4), 6–3

Doubles runner-up (21)

*1994: Styria (with Karina Habšudová; lost to Sandra Cecchini/Patricia Tarabini)
*1994: Taiwan (with Nancy Feber; lost to Michelle Jaggard-Lai/Rene Simpson)
*1995: Maria Lankowitz (with Wiltrud Probst; lost to Silvia Farina Elia/Andrea Temesvari)
*1996: Bol (with Alexia Dechaume; lost to Laura Montalvo/Paola Suárez)
*1996: Warsaw (with Laura Garrone; lost to Olga Lugina/Elena Wagner)
*1997: Paris Indoor (with Rita Grande; lost to Martina Hingis/Jana Novotná)
*1997: Atlanta (with Nathalie Tauziat; lost to Nicole Arendt/Manon Bollegraf)
*1997: Quebec City (with Nathalie Tauziat; lost to Lisa Raymond/Rennae Stubbs)
*1997: "'Chase Championships (with Nathalie Tauziat; lost to Lindsay Davenport/Jana Novotná)
*1998: Indian Wells (with Nathalie Tauziat; lost to Lindsay Davenport/Natasha Zvereva)
*1998: Berlin (with Nathalie Tauziat; lost to Lindsay Davenport/Natasha Zvereva)
*1998: San Diego (with Nathalie Tauziat; lost to Lindsay Davenport/Natasha Zvereva)
*1998: "'Chase Championships (with Nathalie Tauziat; lost to Lindsay Davenport/Natasha Zvereva)
*1999: Hannover (with Nathalie Tauziat; lost to Serena Williams/Venus Williams)
*1999: Rome (with Nathalie Tauziat; lost to Martina Hingis/Anna Kournikova)
*1999: Strasbourg (with Nathalie Tauziat; lost to Elena Likhovtseva/Ai Sugiyama)
*1999: Birmingham (with Ines Gorrochategui; lost to Corina Morariu/Larisa Neiland)
*2000: Tokyo/Pan Pacific (with Nathalie Tauziat; lost to Martina Hingis/Mary Pierce)
*2001: Porto (with Rita Grande; lost to María Jose Martínez/Anabel Medina Garrigues)
*2002: Doha (with Caroline Vis; lost to Janette Husárová/Arantxa Sánchez Vicario)
*2002: Charleston (with Caroline Vis; lost to Lisa Raymond/Rennae Stubbs)

ingles runner-up (1)

*1995: Warsaw (lost to Barbara Paulus)

External links

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