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Virginia Ruzici (born 31 January 1955) is a former professional tennis player from Romaniamarker. She was born in Câmpia Turziimarker, Romania and turned professional in 1975. One of her main assets on court was her powerful forehand.

In a career spanning twelve years, Ruzici won 14 career singles titles, including one Grand Slam title, the 1978 French Open. In the final she beat 1977 French Open champion Mima Jaušovec 6–2, 6–2. Ruzici also won the French Open doubles event with Jaušovec in 1978 and reached the mixed doubles final in 1977, making her one of only seven women to reach all three finals of one Grand Slam in the open era.

Ruzici remained in the world's top twenty from 1977 to 1983. She regularly featured in the Romania Fed Cup team throughout her career, and began playing for them in 1973, two years before turning professional.

Grand Slam singles finals

Win

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1978 French Openmarker Mima Jaušovec 6–2, 6–2


Runner-up

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1980 French Open Chris Evert 6–0, 6–3


Grand Slam singles tournament timeline

Tournament 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 Career SR
Australian Openmarker A A A A A / A A 1R QF 1R A A A A NH A 0 / 3
French Open 1R 2R 2R SF A W QF F QF QF 3R 4R 1R A 2R 1 / 13
Wimbledonmarker 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R QF 4R 2R QF 4R 4R 2R 2R A A 0 / 13
U.S.marker Openmarker A 1R 1R QF 4R QF A 4R 3R 4R 1R 3R 1R A A 0 / 11
SR 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 1 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 1 1 / 40


NH = tournament not held.

A = did not participate in the tournament.

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December.

See also



References

  1. Career highlights Retrieved 12 March 2008


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