Alice Canepa

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Alice Canepa
Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceFinale Ligure, Italy
Born (1978-04-30) 30 April 1978 (age 41)
Finale Ligure, Italy
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned proJuly 1994
RetiredJuly 2007
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$217,781
Career record282–223
Career titles0 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 158 (17 April 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (1999, 2000, 2001, 2006)
French OpenQ3 (2005)
WimbledonQ1 (2000)
US OpenQ2 (1998, 2005)
Career record194–124
Career titles0 WTA, 19 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 93 (18 September 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2001, 2003)
French Open2R (2000)
Wimbledon1R (2000)
US Open2R (2000)

Alice Canepa (Italian pronunciation: [aˈliːtʃe kaˈneːpa]; born 30 April 1978) is a retired professional tennis player from Italy.

Her highest singles and doubles rankings are No. 158 and No. 93, respectively.

Tennis career[edit]

In her career, Canepa won a total of 24 titles (5 singles, 19 doubles) on the ITF level. She has reached the doubles final of the WTA Tier IV tournament in Palermo three times. Her biggest ITF title came when she won the doubles of the $50,000 event in Marseille in 2000. She has also competed on the Grand Slam tournaments on numerous occasions, but was unable to make it past round two in doubles and qualifying in singles.

Canepa retired after losing in the doubles final of the event in Palermo on 22 July 2007. She had partnered compatriot Karin Knapp, losing the final to Mariya Koryttseva and Darya Kustova in straight sets.

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles (0–3)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. Jul 1994 Palermo, Italy Clay Italy Giulia Casoni Romania Ruxandra Dragomir
Italy Laura Garrone
1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. Jul 2006 Palermo, Italy Clay Italy Giulia Gabba Slovakia Janette Husárová
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
0–6, 0–6
Runner-up 3. Jul 2007 Palermo, Italy Clay Italy Karin Knapp Ukraine Mariya Koryttseva
Belarus Darya Kustova
4–6, 1–6