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Alexia Dechaume-Balleret

Alexia Dechaume-Balleret (born 3 May 1970) is a former professional tennis player from France. She reached her career high singles ranking of No. 46 in the world on 17 August 1992.

In her career, she reached three WTA Tour finals, at Taranto in 1990 she lost to Raffaella Reggi and to Brenda Schultz-McCarthy at Schenectady in 1991, both Tier V tournaments. At the Tier IV event in Cardiff in 1997, she lost to Virginia Ruano Pascual in the final 6–1, 3–6, 6–2.

Her best Grand Slam performance was the fourth round at the 1994 French Open. As a wildcard entrant and the world number 197, she beat Emanuela Zardo, Wiltrud Probst and Marzia Grossi before losing to third seed Conchita Martínez 6–1, 6–2.

She achieved more notable success in doubles, winning six titles, four with Florencia Labat, and going as high as No. 22 in the rankings.

She quit tennis after a first round defeat at the hands of Emmanuelle Gagliardi at the 2000 Australian Open.

Dechaume-Balleret is married to Bernard Balleret


  • WTA Tour finals 1
    • Singles 3 (0–3) 1.1
    • Doubles 11 (6–5) 1.2
  • Head-to-head record against other players in the top 10 2
  • External links 3

WTA Tour finals

Singles 3 (0–3)

Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Olympic Games 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 6 May 1990 Taranto, Italy Clay Raffaella Reggi 6–3, 0–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 25 August 1991 Schenectady, New York, USA Hard Brenda Schultz 6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 18 May 1997 Cardiff, Wales Clay Virginia Ruano Pascual 1–6, 6–3, 2–6

Doubles 11 (6–5)

Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 1
Tier IV & V 5
Olympic Games 0
Titles by Surface
Hard 2
Clay 4
Grass 0
Carpet 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 25 September 1988 Paris, France Clay Emmanuelle Derly Louise Field
Nathalie Herreman
6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 23 September 1990 Paris, France Clay Nathalie Herreman Kristin Godridge
Kirrily Sharpe
6–4, 3–6, 1–6
Winner 2. 5 May 1991 Taranto, Italy Clay Florencia Labat Laura Golarsa
Ann Grossman
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 22 September 1991 Paris, France Clay Julie Halard Petra Langrová
Radomira Zrubáková
4–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 12 July 1992 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Florencia Labat Amanda Coetzer
Wiltrud Probst
6–3, 6–3
Winner 4. 26 July 1992 San Marino Clay Florencia Labat Sandra Cecchini
Laura Garrone
7–6, 7–5
Winner 5. 30 August 1992 Schenectady, New York, USA Hard Florencia Labat Ginger Helgeson
Shannan McCarthy
6–3, 1–6, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 6 August 1995 San Diego, California, USA Hard Sandrine Testud Gigi Fernández
Natalia Zvereva
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 5 May 1996 Bol, Croatia Clay Alexandra Fusai Laura Montalvo
Paola Suárez
7–6, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 20 April 1997 Tokyo, Japan Hard Rika Hiraki Kerry-Anne Guse
Corina Morariu
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 16 January 1999 Hobart, Australia Hard Émilie Loit Mariaan de Swardt
Elena Tatarkova
1–6, 2–6

Head-to-head record against other players in the top 10

Players who have been ranked World No. 1 are in boldface.

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