Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro (born 18 March 1983) is a French female former professional tennis player.

Her highest singles ranking was No. 61, achieved on 5 October 2003. Her highest ranking doubles position was No. 54, achieved on 18 July 2005.

Tennis career

Cohen-Aloro has won 5 ITF Women's Circuit singles titles, and 9 ITF doubles titles.

Professional circuit

She turned pro on 15 October 2001, at the age of 18.

In April 2005 she beat world No. 21 Daniela Hantuchová in Miami, 7–6(3), 6–2. Cohen-Aloro upset heavy favorite Mary Pierce (seeded 24 and ranked No. 29 in the world) in the 1st round of the 2005 Australian Open, 6–2, 6–2. She lost, however, in the 2nd round.

Cohen-Aloro and 28-year-old Tunisian Selima Sfar beat Ana Ivanovic and Tina Križan 6–4, 6–2 in the first round of the French Open, but lost to Émilie Loit and Nicole Pratt (seeded 12th) 7–6 (7–4), 6–3, 11–9 in the 2nd round.

Cohen-Aloro and Sfar pulled off a major upset in the 1st round of the Wimbledon 2005 ladies doubles event, beating 3rd seeds Lisa Raymond and Rennae Stubbs 6–4, 3–6, 6–2. However, they lost in the second round.

In 2006 she captured her 5th career ITF Circuit singles title at the $25K Biarritz, and won her 9th ITF Circuit doubles title of her career at the $50K Joué-lès-Tours with Martinez Sanchez.

In February 2007 she beat world No. 77 Julia Vakulenko of Ukraine, 6–2, 6–3. In August in Stockholm she beat world No. 62 Yvonne Meusburger of Austria, 6–2, 6–4.

In January 2008 in Sydney, Australia, she beat world No. 68 Yung-Jan Chan 6–0, 6–3. In May in Strasbourg she defeated world No. 73 Camille Pin of France, 7–6 (4), 6–2. In June in Barcelona she beat world No. 31 Dominika Cibulková of Slovakia, 6–5, ret.

In January 2009 at the Australian Open she beat world No. 74 Czech Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová, 6–3, 6–4. In April 2009 in Barcelona she upset world No. 15 Alizé Cornet of France, 6–0, 6–3. In May in Strasbourg she beat world No. 66 Mathilde Johansson of France, 4–6, 6–4, 6–1, and world No. 42 Gisela Dulko of Argentina, 4–6, 7–6 (5), 6–4.

On 12 February 2011, she played her last professional match, losing in the Open GDF Suez doubles tournament to Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy. Two days before, she had played her last singles match, also losing to Mattek-Sands there.[1]

Federation Cup

Cohen-Aloro was named to the French Federation Cup team. In 2003 she won one match on clay and lost two matches on carpet.[1]

WTA Tour finals

Doubles: 1 (0–1)

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments
WTA Tour Championships
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5
Tier II / Premier (0–1)
Tier III, IV & V / International
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 9 February 2003 Paris, France Carpet France Marion Bartoli Austria Barbara Schett
Switzerland Patty Schnyder
6–2, 2–6, 6–7(5–7)


Cohen-Aloro is Jewish.[2]

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