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Aravane Rezaï

Aravane Rezai
Personal information
NameAravane Rezaï
ارغوان رضایی
CountryIran (2001 2005)
France
(2005 present)
ResidenceSaint-Étienne, France
Career prize money$2,539,213
Singles
Career record209 130
Career titles4 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 15 (11 October 2010)
Current rankingNo. 100 (12 September 2011)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open3R (2008)
French Open4R (2009)
Wimbledon3R (2007)
US Open4R (2006)
Doubles
Career record5 20
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 118 (9 March 2009)
Current rankingNo. 347 (15 August 2011)

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Aravane Rezaï ( Arqavān Rezāyi -faæɾɣævɒːn(-e) ɾezɒːjiː, Latin alphabet: Aravane Rezaï, born 14 March 1987) is an Iranian-French tennis player born in Saint-Étienne, France to Iranian parents. She is the current French No. 5 in women's tennis. Rezaï took up tennis after a childhood stint as her older brother's ball girl. She has defeated many top players on the WTA circuit, such as Jelena Janković, Justine Henin, Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Dinara Safina, Francesca Schiavone, Caroline Wozniacki, Marion Bartoli, Victoria Azarenka, Flavia Pennetta, and Ai Sugiyama. Her career high rank was No. 15, achieved on 11 October 2010.


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