“ Sports: Tennis / Sport Topic: Tennis Players & Coaches „
Sandrine Testud isn't the first name you'd think of if you were asked to name a tennis player. She hasn't set the world on fire with her results in tennis tournaments, and yet she is feared by many players on the pro circuit. The 28 year old from France is a very consistent and determined player, which is what earns her her ranking points. She has been in the top 20 for many years now, and has even cracked into the top 10 earlier this year after reaching the final of the Pan Pacific Open in Japan. She has won 2 WTA singles titles in her career (1998 Filderstadt, Germany and 1997 Palermo, Italy) and also 2 doubles titles. Her Grand slam showing haven't been spectacular, only 2 quarter final places, but many many 4th round appearances, which is what you expect from a top 20 player. She is known for her kindness and friendliness on the tour, and gets on with many other players. She married her coach in 1998 and because their main home would be in Italy, she learnt Italian in just a few weeks whilst still playing tennis. If you get a chance to see her, take it! She will give you a great match as she gives everything in every point. This has led her to have many 3 set and many tiebreak sets in her lifetime.