Francesca Lubiani

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Francesca Lubiani
Country (sports)Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Residence Bologna, Italy
Born (1977-07-12) 12 July 1977 (age 40)
Bologna, Italy
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro 1992
Retired 2006
Plays Left-handed (two-handed forehand and backhand)
Prize money $421,264
Singles
Career record 294 – 311
Career titles 4 ITF
Highest ranking 58 (26 May 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1996, 1997)
French Open 2R (1996)
Wimbledon 1R (1996, 1997, 1998)
US Open 2R (1997)
Doubles
Career record 184 – 161
Career titles 15 ITF
Highest ranking 114 (15 August 2005)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2005)
Wimbledon Q2 (1999)

Francesca Lubiani (born 12 July 1977) is a former professional tennis player from Italy.

Tennis ball sport with racket and net

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Her career high WTA singles ranking is 58, which she reached on 26 May 1997. Her career high doubles ranking is 114, set at 15 August 2005.

WTA Tour finals

Doubles: 1 (0–1)

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Championships (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)Premier Mandatory (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier III (0–0)Premier (0–0)
Tier IV & V (0–0)International (0–0)
OutcomeNo.DateTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Runner-up 1. 8 January 2005 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Flag of New Zealand.svg Leanne Baker Flag of Japan.svg Shinobu Asagoe
Flag of Slovenia.svg Katarina Srebotnik
3-6, 3-6

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