Renata Šašak

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Renata Šašak
Full nameRenata Šašak-Ružir
Country (sports) Yugoslavia
Born (1964-06-14) 14 June 1964 (age 55)
Zagreb, SR Croatia, Yugoslavia
Retired1987
Prize money$48,637
Singles
Career titles1 ITF
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open2R (1983)
US Open1R (1983)
Doubles
Career titles6 ITF
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (1984)

Renata Šašak-Ružir (born 14 June 1964) is a Croatian former professional tennis player.

Biography[edit]

Born in Zagreb, Šašak debuted for the Yugoslavia Federation Cup team in 1979. One of her Federation Cup doubles teammates was Mima Jaušovec, who Šašak teamed up with to win a gold medal at the 1979 Mediterranean Games. She won a further gold medal four years in Casablanca at the 1983 Mediterranean Games, beating Laura Golarsa to win the women's singles.

Šašak competed in the main draw of both the French Open and US Open during her career. Her best performance came at the 1983 French Open, where she made it to the second round, then took fifth seed Pam Shriver to a third set before being eliminated.[1] She was awarded the Croatian Sportswoman of the Year award from Sportske novosti in 1983.

At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, Šašak represented Yugoslavia in the women's singles event, for what was then a demonstration sport. She fell in the second round, after beating third seed Laura Arraya.[2]

Šašak played Federation Cup tennis until 1987, in a total of 15 ties. This included Yugoslavia's run to the 1984 semi-finals, which they lost to eventual champions Czechoslovakia.

ITF finals[edit]

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (1–7)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 19 April 1981 Taranto, Italy Clay Czechoslovakia Michaela Pazderová 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 31 May 1981 Rheda-Wiedenbrück, West Germany Clay Czechoslovakia Lea Plchová 1–6 ret.
Runner-up 3. 19 September 1981 Landshut, West Germany Clay West Germany Helga Lutten 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 11 April 1982 Taranto, Italy Clay Czechoslovakia Lea Plchová 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 12 September 1982 Bad Hersfeld, West Germany Clay Austria Petra Huber 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 20 August 1984 Rheda, West Germany Clay France Isabelle Demongeot 6–7, 5–7
Winner 7. 10 September 1984 Darmstadt, West Germany Clay West Germany Andrea Meier 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 8. 13 October 1986 Rabac, Yugoslavia Clay Italy Linda Ferrando 2–6, 3–6

Doubles (6–4)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 5 July 1981 Travemünde, West Germany Clay Czechoslovakia Lea Plchová West Germany Iris Riedel-Kühn
West Germany Katja Ebbinghaus
6–4, 5–7, 6–3
Winner 2. 11 April 1982 Taranto, Italy Clay Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva Sweden Catrin Jexell
Argentina Isabelle Villaverde
7–5, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 3. 18 April 1982 Lecce, Italy Clay Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva Sweden Lena Sandin
Sweden Elisabeth Ekblom
6–2, 2–6, 8–6
Winner 4. 12 September 1982 Bad Hersfeld, West Germany Clay Argentina Isabelle Villaverde Czechoslovakia Natasha Piskachova
Poland Dorota Dziekońska
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 28 March 1983 Taranto, Italy Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš Australia Elizabeth Minter
Australia Bernadette Randall-Marshall
5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 18 April 1983 Bari, Italy Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš Australia Elizabeth Minter
Australia Anne Harris
4–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 9 April 1984 Caserta, Italy Clay Soviet Union Larisa Neiland Czechoslovakia Marie Pinterova
Czechoslovakia Renáta Tomanová
6–1, 6–3
Winner 8. 27 August 1984 Bad Hersfeld, West Germany Clay Argentina Isabelle Villaverde Australia Vicki Marler
Australia Miranda Yates
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 9. 8 October 1984 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Czechoslovakia Regina Maršíková Czechoslovakia Alice Noháčová
Czechoslovakia Regina Rajchrtová
2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 10. 8 September 1986 Zagreb, Yugoslavia Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Karmen Škulj Soviet Union Natalia Egorova
Soviet Union Viktoria Milvidskaia
2–6, 3–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gross, Jane (26 May 1983). "Mcenroe Fined, but Advances". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "Arias Gains; Cash Upset". The New York Times. 8 August 1984.

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