Coached by Victor Lopez Moron ... Favorite surface is clay ... Father's name is Demetrio, mother's name is Ana Maria; has one brother, Demetrio, and two sisters, Ana and Elena ... Enjoys going to the cinema and relaxing on the beach ... Plays volleyball and likes to ride horses.
- Named to the Sanex Team in 2000, a program to provide support for talented junior European players- Tour mentor was Mary Joe Fernandez in Partners for Success (mentor division of the Professional Development Program).
SINGLESWinner: 2004 - ITF/Girona-ESP; 2003 - ITF/Le Havre-FRA; 2000 - ITF/Taranto-ITA, ITF/Gelos-FRA; 1999 - ITF/Getxo-ESP, ITF/Otocec-SLO, ITF/Sofia 3-BUL; 1998 - ITF/Povoa de Varz-POR.Semifinalist (4): 2004 - Acapulco, Estoril; 2001 - Knokke-Heist; 2000 - Knokke-Heist.Quarterfinalist (7): 2004 - Casablanca, Sopot, Tashkent; 2002 - Bali; 2001 - Vienna; 2000 - Roland Garros; 1999 - Knokke-Heist.DOUBLESWinner (2): 2008 - ITF/Las Palmas de Gran Canaria-ESP (w/Martinez Sanchez); 2007 - ITF/Granada-ESP, ITF/Reggio Calabria-ITA (w/Martinez Sanchez); 2005 - Istanbul (w/Serra Zanetti); 2003 - Sopot (w/Llagostera Vives); 2000 - ITF/Gelos-FRA (w/Bes); 1998 - ITF/Povoa de Varz-POR (w/Srndovic).Finalist (3): 2005 - Budapest (w/Dominguez Lino); 2003 - Hasselt (w/Llagostera Vives); 2001 - Basel (w/Kruger).ADDITIONALSpanish Fed Cup Team, 2002, 2004-05.
1997 - Played first event of career in doubles at ITF/Gerona-ESP.1998 - Won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.1999 - Played first two Tour main draws, falling 1r at Madrid (as WC) but reaching QF at Knokke-Heist (as WC, l. to Sanchez Lorenzo); won three singles titles on ITF Circuit.2000 - First Top 100 season, highlighted by QF in Grand Slam debut at Roland Garros (as No.108 qualifier, l. to No.5 seed Martinez; was second-lowest ranked player ever to reach QF there after No.125 Schwartz the year before); made career Top 100 debut afterwards on June 12 (rose from No.108 to No.64); also reached SF at Knokke-Heist (l. to Smashnova); fell 1r in other two Tour main draws (incl. US Open) and in Tour qualifying five times (incl. other two Grand Slams); won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.2001 - Second Top 100 season; reached SF at Knokke-Heist (l. to Leon Garcia); QF at Vienna (l. to Tulyaganova); reached second Grand Slam second week at Australian Open (l. to No.12 seed and eventual champion Capriati in 4r); reached 3r at Miami (d. No.17 Maleeva en route for first career Top 20 win; l. to Dokic); reached 2r eight times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r nine times (incl. US Open) and in Tour qualifying four times.2002 - Third Top 100 season; QF at Bali (l. to Taylor); reached 3r at Indian Wells and 2r seven times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon); fell 1r 14 times (incl. US Open) and in Tour qualifying four times.2003 - Near-fourth Top 100 season, finishing at No.109; reached SF at Casablanca (l. to Grande); reached 2r four times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r eight times (incl. other three majors) and in Tour qualifying three times; won first Tour title of any kind in doubles at Sopot (w/Llagostera Vives); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.2004 - Fourth and most recent Top 100 season (also first in Top 50); SF twice, at Acapulco (l. to Benesova) and Estoril (l. to Loit) and QF three times, at Casablanca (l. to Loit), Sopot (l. to Domachowska) and Tashkent (l. to Razzano); reached 3r at Indian Wells and 2r seven times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r eight times (incl. other three majors) and in Tour qualifying four times; won one singles title on ITF Circuit then made career Top 50 debut on October 11 (rose from No.56 to No.49).2005 - Season highlighted by winning second career Tour doubles title at Istanbul (w/Serra Zanetti); best singles results were four 2r finishes; fell 1r nine times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon) and in Tour qualifying four times (incl. US Open).2006 - Lone event of season was qualifying at ITF/Bordeaux-FRA.2007 - Fell 1r in only Tour main draw at Bogota; fell in Tour qualifying four times (incl. US Open); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
JANUARY - Played on ITF Circuit.FEBRUARY - Fell in Vina del Mar, Bogota and Acapulco qualifying.MARCH - Won $25K ITF/Las Palmas de Gran Canaria-ESP doubles title (w/Martinez Sanchez).APRIL - Fell in Estoril qualifying.MAY - Fell in Roland Garros qualifying.JUNE - Did not play.JULY - Did not play.AUGUST - Did not play.SEPTEMBER - Did not play.
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