Tathiana Garbin life and biography

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Tathiana Garbin biography

Date of birth : 1977-06-30
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Mestre, Italy
Nationality : Italian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-20
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, WTA tour,

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Tathiana Garbin is an Italian tennis player.

The clay-court specialist has been a fixture in the top 100 for over a decade, peaking at No. 22 in 2007. Tathiana Garbin had her best result at a Slam that same year with a fourth round showing at Roland Garros, and won her lone title at Budapest in 2000.

As of May 17, 2010, she is ranked World No. 56 in singles and No. 38 in doubles. Garbin is probably best known for her shocking defeat of the defending champion and the reigning World No. 1 Justine Henin in the second round of the 2004 French Open. The winner of one singles and eleven doubles WTA Tour titles, she reached her highest singles ranking World No. 22 on 21 May 2007, and her highest doubles ranking World No. 25 on 27 August 2001. Other high–ranked players she defeated include Jelena Dokić, Chanda Rubin, Flavia Pennetta, Agnieszka Radwańska, Nadia Petrova, Marion Bartoli and Samantha Stosur.

Singles Titles

2000: Budapest

Doubles Titles

2010: Budapest, Prague, Luxembourg
2005: Canberra
2003: Canberra
2002: Hobart, Bol
2001: Bogotá, Budapest, Palermo
2000: Warsaw


Coached by Pier Francesco Palpacelli
Began playing at age 3; favorite surfaces are clay, Rebound Ace; best shot is serve
Nickname is Tax
Most memorable experience was vacation she spent with Flavia Pennetta and Rita Grande
Tennis player most admired is Jennifer Capriati for her comeback
Favorite city is Marbella, Spain for history, atmosphere
Hobbies include surfing the net, listening to music, going to movies; other sports interests include beach tennis, beach volleyball
Favorite book is Instant Love
Favorite actor is Brad Pitt.

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