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Natalie Grandin

Natalie Grandin
File:Natalie Grandin at Bank of the West Classic qualifying 2010-07-25 4.JPG
Country 23x15px South Africa
Residence South Africa
Born (1981-02-27) 27 February 1981 (age 39)
East London, South Africa
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Turned pro 1999
Retired 2015
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $939,025
Singles
Career record 309 - 291
Career titles 0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 144 (12 September 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q2 (2004, 2005, 2006)
French Open Q3 (2006)
Wimbledon Q2 (2003, 2004, 2007)
US Open Q3 (2005, 2007)
Doubles
Career record 408 - 349
Career titles 1 WTA, 25 ITF
Highest ranking No. 22 (14 May 2012)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2011)
French Open 3R (2008, 2011)
Wimbledon 3R (2012)
US Open 3R (2012)
Last updated on: 27 February 2015.

Natalie Grandin (born 27 February 1981, in East London) is a retired professional tennis player from South Africa.

She has achieved a career-high singles ranking of no. 144 as of 12 September 2005. Career-high doubles ranking of no. 22 as of 14 May 2012. She has won one WTA doubles title, three ITF Women's Circuit singles titles and twenty five doubles titles.

Grandin has yet to compete outside of the qualifying rounds of a Grand Slam singles event. She is known for her variety of play, and volleying ability. Grandin retired from tennis January 2015.

Biography

Coached by Petra de Jong. Father, Roy, is a project manager in IT; mother, Rosamund, is a freight forwarder; has two sisters (Deirdre, Fiona); everyone in family plays tennis. Has two cats, Tosca and Jennifer. Baseliner whose favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is hard. Introduced to tennis at age 4 by parents. Speaks English, Afrikaans. Favorite actors are George Clooney, Julia Roberts; favorite movie is Shawshank Redemption. Favorite artists are Maroon 5, James Blunt. Also enjoys field hockey, swimming, reading and watching movies. Favorite place to visit is London. Most memorable moment was playing Fed Cup for South Africa in her hometown. Admires Nelson Mandela. Favorite event is Québec City.

Significant finals

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2011 Cincinnati Hard 23x15px Vladimíra Uhlířová 23x15px Vania King
Template:Country data KAZ Yaroslava Shvedova
4–6, 6–3, [9–11]

WTA career finals

Doubles: 12 (1 title, 11 runners-up)

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (1–10)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–7)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–4)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 26 September 2005 Hansol Korea Open Tennis Championships, Seoul, South Korea Hard 23x15px Jill Craybas 23x15px Chan Yung-jan
23x15px Chuang Chia-jung
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 11 September 2006 Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic, Bali, Indonesia Hard 23x15px Trudi Musgrave 23x15px Lindsay Davenport
23x15px Corina Morariu
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 9 October 2006 PTT Bangkok Open, Bangkok, Thailand Hard 23x15px Mariana Díaz-Oliva 23x15px Vania King
23x15px Jelena Kostanić
5–7, 6–2, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 10 September 2007 Commonwealth Bank Tennis Classic, Bali, Indonesia Hard 23x15px Jill Craybas 23x15px Ji Chunmei
23x15px Sun Shengnan
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 4 January 2010 ASB Classic, Auckland, New Zealand Hard 23x15px Laura Granville 23x15px Cara Black
23x15px Liezel Huber
6–7(4-7), 2–6
Runner-up 6. 26 September 2010 Hansol Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea Hard 23x15px Vladimíra Uhlířová 23x15px Julia Görges
23x15px Polona Hercog
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 21 May 2011 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay 23x15px Vladimíra Uhlířová 23x15px Akgul Amanmuradova
23x15px Chuang Chia-jung
4–6, 7–5, [2–10]
Runner-up 8. 25 April 2011 Barcelona Ladies Open, Barcelona, Spain Clay 23x15px Vladimíra Uhlířová 23x15px Iveta Benešová
23x15px Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
7–5, 4–6, [9–11]
Runner-up 9. 10 July 2011 Poli-Farbe Budapest Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary Clay 23x15px Vladimíra Uhlířová 23x15px Anabel Medina Garrigues
23x15px Alicja Rosolska
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 21 August 2011 Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, United States Hard 23x15px Vladimíra Uhlířová 23x15px Vania King
Template:Country data KAZ Yaroslava Shvedova
4–6, 6–3, [9–11]
Winner 1. 25 September 2011 Hansol Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea Hard 23x15px Vladimíra Uhlířová 23x15px Vera Dushevina
Template:Country data KAZ Galina Voskoboeva
7–6(7-5), 6–4
Runner-up 11. 26 May 2012 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay 23x15px Vladimíra Uhlířová 23x15px Olga Govortsova
23x15px Klaudia Jans-Ignacik
7–6(7–4), 3–6, [3–10]

ITF Career Finals

Singles: 7 (3–4)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 7 February 1999 Wellington, New Zealand Hard 23x15px Nóra Köves 2-6 2-6
Winner 1. 17 November 2002 Port Pirie, Australia Hard 23x15px Evie Dominikovic 6-3 6-2
Runner-up 2. 12 October 2003 Lafayette, USA Clay 23x15px Lindsay Lee-Waters 2-6 0-6
Winner 2. 31 July 2005 Lexington, USA Hard 23x15px Stephanie Dubois 6-4 6-3
Runner-up 3. 13 November 2006 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard 23x15px Casey Dellacqua 1-6 4-6
Runner-up 4. 20 November 2006 Port Pirie, Australia Hard 23x15px Casey Dellacqua 4-6 2-6
Winner 3. 19 October 2008 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard 23x15px Melanie South 7-6(2) 6-4

Doubles: 46 (25–21)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 22 December 1996 Cape Town, South Africa Hard 23x15px Alicia Pillay 23x15px Charlotte Aagaard
23x15px Maiken Witt Pape
7-5 2-6 3-6
Runner-up 2. 7 March 1999 Wodonga, Australia Grass 23x15px Alicia Pillay 23x15px Kerry-Anne Guse
23x15px Trudi Musgrave
3-6 2-6
Winner 1. 18 July 1999 Frinton, Great Britain Grass 23x15px Nicole Rencken 23x15px Leanne Baker
23x15px Nicole Sewell
6-2 3-6 6-1
Runner-up 3. 12 March 2000 Warrnambool, Australia Grass 23x15px Nicole Rencken 23x15px Jenny Belobrajdic
23x15px Kristen Van Elden
3-6 4-6
Runner-up 4. 19 March 2000 Benalla, Australia Grass 23x15px Nicole Rencken 23x15px Kylie Hunt
23x15px Mareze Joubert
3-6 2-6
Winner 2. 26 March 2000 Wodonga, Australia Grass 23x15px Nicole Rencken 23x15px Kylie Hunt
23x15px Mareze Joubert
6-4 6-4
Runner-up 5. 2 April 2000 Corona, Australia Grass 23x15px Nicole Rencken 23x15px Cindy Watson
23x15px Christina Wheeler
3-6 6-7(11)
Winner 3. 21 May 2000 Edinburgh, Great Britain Clay 23x15px Nicole Rencken 23x15px Selima Sfar
23x15px Lorna Woodroffe
0-6 6-3 6-4
Winner 4. 28 May 2000 Guimaraes, Portugal Hard 23x15px Nicole Rencken 23x15px Angela Cardoso
23x15px Carlota Santos
7-6(7) 2-6 6-2
Winner 5. 11 June 2000 Pretoria, South Africa Hard 23x15px Nicole Rencken 23x15px Chanelle Scheepers
23x15px Carien Venter
7-6(4) 6-2
Runner-up 6. 18 June 2000 Benoni, South Africa Hard 23x15px Nicole Rencken 23x15px Lucinda Gibbs
23x15px Giselle Swart
6-2 4-6 4-6
Runner-up 7. 13 August 2000 Hechingen, Germany Clay 23x15px Nicole Rencken 23x15px Miriam D'Agostini
23x15px Angelika Roesch
6-7(3) 2-6
Winner 6. 20 August 2000 London, Great Britain Hard 23x15px Nicole Rencken 23x15px Susi Bensch
Template:Country data IND Manisha Malhotra
6-2 5-7 7-6(6)
Runner-up 8. 5 November 2000 Gold Coast, Australia Hard 23x15px Nicole Rencken 23x15px Amanda Augustus
23x15px Amy Jensen
4-6 3-6
Runner-up 9. 15 July 2001 Felixstowe, Great Britain Grass 23x15px Kim Grant 23x15px Trudi Musgrave
23x15px Julie Pullin
5-7 4-6
Winner 7. 20 October 2002 Mackay, Australia Hard 23x15px Nicole Sewell 23x15px Sarah Stone
23x15px Samantha Stosur
6-3 1-6 6-4
Winner 8. 27 April 2003 Taranto, Italy Clay 23x15px Kim Grant 23x15px Nicole Remis
23x15px Delia Sescioreanu
6-2 6-1
Runner-up 10. 26 October 2003 Rockhampton, Australia Hard 23x15px Martina Muller 23x15px Trudi Musgrave
23x15px Abigail Spears
1-6 5-7
Runner-up 11. 1 February 2004 Waikoloa, USA Hard 23x15px Amanda Augustus 23x15px Gisela Dulko
23x15px Patricia Tarabini
6-1 3-6 3-6
Winner 9. 1 August 2004 Lexington, Great Britain Hard 23x15px Claire Curran 23x15px Casey Dellacqua
23x15px Nicole Sewell
7-6(6) 6-4
Runner-up 12. 9 August 2004 Louisville, USA Hard 23x15px Claire Curran 23x15px Julie Ditty
23x15px Edina Gallovits-Hall
6-1 4-6 2-6
Runner-up 13. 11 October 2004 Lafayette, USA Clay 23x15px Arpi Kojian 23x15px Julie Ditty
23x15px Kristen Schlukebir
2-6 5-7
Winner 10. 30 January 2005 Waikoloa, USA Hard 23x15px Kaysie Smashey 23x15px Lauren Breadmore
Template:Country data JPN Ayami Takase
6-3 6-4
Winner 11. 15 May 2005 Saint Gaudens, France Clay 23x15px Claire Curran 23x15px Maria Jose Argeri
23x15px Leticia Sobral
6-3 6-1
Runner-up 14. 5 March 2006 Clearwater, USA Hard 23x15px Chanelle Scheepers
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Kelly Liggan
    23x15px Lina Stanciute
3-6 1-6
Runner-up 15. 9 July 2006 College Park, USA Hard 23x15px Chin-Wei Chan 23x15px Lindsay Nelson
23x15px Anne Yelsey
1-6 3-6
Winner 12. 21 August 2006 Bronx, USA Hard 23x15px Julie Ditty 23x15px Lucie Hradecka
23x15px Michaela Pastikova
6-1 7-6(2)
Winner 13. 13 November 2006 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard 23x15px Christina Wheeler 23x15px Daniella Jeflea
23x15px Sophie Ferguson
6-4 4-6 6-4
Winner 14. 20 November 2006 Port Pirie, Australia Hard 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones 23x15px Christina Horiatopolous
23x15px Nicole Kriz
6-2 6-1
Winner 15. 27 November 2006 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones 23x15px Trudi Musgrave
23x15px Christina Wheeler
6-2 7-6(3)
Winner 16. 28 January 2007 Waikoloa, USA Hard 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones 23x15px Liga Dekmeijere
23x15px Julie Ditty
6-0 6-3
Runner-up 16. 4 February 2007 Palm Desert, USA Hard 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones 23x15px Julie Ditty
23x15px Edina Gallovits-Hall
2-6 1-6
Winner 17. 17 July 2007 Boston, USA Hard 23x15px Melinda Czink 23x15px Liga Dekmeijere
23x15px Ipek Senoglu
6-1 6-3
Runner-up 17. 20 July 2007 Lexington, USA Hard 23x15px Casey Dellacqua 23x15px Melinda Czink
23x15px Lindsay Lee-Waters
2-6 6-7(8)
Runner-up 18. 5 August 2007 Washington D.C., USA Hard 23x15px Julie Ditty 23x15px Jorgelina Cravero
23x15px Betina Jozami
6-1 1-6 2-6
Winner 18. 18 November 2007 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard 23x15px Robin Stephenson 23x15px Sophie Ferguson
23x15px Trudi Musgrave
6-4 7-5
Winner 19. 6 July 2008 Boston, USA Hard 23x15px Chin-Wei Chan 23x15px Yulia Fedossova
23x15px Varvara Lepchenko
6-4 6-3
Runner-up 19. 13 July 2008 Allentown, USA Hard 23x15px Chin-Wei Chan 23x15px Carly Gullickson
23x15px Nicole Kriz
2-6 3-6
Winner 20. 12 October 2008 Traralgon, Australia Hard 23x15px Robin Stephenson 23x15px Jarmila Gajdosova
23x15px Jessica Moore
6-4 6-2
Winner 21. 19 October 2008 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard 23x15px Robin Stephenson Template:Country data JPN Miki Miyamura
Template:Country data JPN Erika Sema
6-4 6-2
Winner 22. 26 October 2008 Port Pirie, Australia Hard 23x15px Robin Stephenson 23x15px Lizaan Du Plessis
23x15px Tiffany Welford
6-2 6-0
Runner-up 20. 23 November 2008 Phoenix, Mauritius Hard 23x15px Kelly Anderson 23x15px Teodora Mirčić
23x15px Lenka Tvarošková
4-6 6-3 4-10
Winner 23. 2 February 2009 Rancho Mirage, United States Hard 23x15px Courtney Nagle 23x15px Alina Jidkova
23x15px Darya Kustova
6-2 7-6
Winner 24. 5 June 2009 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass 23x15px Alexa Glatch 23x15px Eleni Daniilidou
Template:Country data JPN Rika Fujiwara
6-3 2-6 [10-7]
Runner-up 21. 23 August 2010 The Bronx, United States Hard 23x15px Abigail Spears 23x15px Kristina Barrois
23x15px Yvonne Meusburger
6-1 4-6 [13-15]
Winner 25. 14 March 2011 Nassau, Bahamas Hard 23x15px Vladimíra Uhlířová 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones
23x15px Abigail Spears
6-4 6-2

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A 3R 1R A 1R A 1R A 2R 2R QF 2R 3R 0 / 9 10–9
French Open A 1R 1R A A A 2R 3R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1 / 9 6–9
Wimbledon 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R 0 / 13 7–13
U.S. Open A 1R 1R A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 9 2–9
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 40 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 1–1 2–4 1–4 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–4 2–3 1–4 1–4 6–4 6–4 3–4 N/A 25–40

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