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Iva Majoli

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Iva Majoli

Profession: Tennis Player and French Open Champion

Nationality:
Croatia
Croatian

Why Famous: She upset Martina Hingis to win the women's singles title at the French Open in 1997, her only Grand Slam victory.

Born: August 12, 1977
Birthplace: Zagreb, Croatia
Age: 43 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo

Married Life

  • 2006-09-09 Tennis player Iva Majoli (29) weds local businessman Stipe Marić

Historical Events

  • 1996-01-06 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Goran Ivanišević & Iva Majoli win Croatia's first title; at 1 rubber apiece Switzerland's Marc Rosset & Martina Hingis forced to retire at 3-6, 7-6, 4-5 in the deciding doubles rubber
  • 1997-06-07 French Open Women's Tennis: Iva Majoli of Croatia wins her 1st and only career Grand Slam singles title; upsets world #1 Martina Hingis 6-4, 6-2

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