Father, Francisco, works at a bank; mother, Maria Antonia, is a homemaker; has two older siblings - a brother, Carlos, and a sister, Marta ... Introduced to game at age 8 by father ... Favorites include the color red, the movie When a Man Loves a Woman, actor Richard Gere, daisies and ravioli ... Enjoys Spanish music ... Other sports interest is baseball ... Likes to visit Miami, Florida ... Admires Monica Seles as a great athlete.
SINGLESWinner (1): 1999 - Knokke-Heist.Finalist (2): 2004 - Bogot ; 2003 - Madrid.DOUBLESFinalist (3): 2006 - Estoril (w/Dulko); 2000 - Madrid (w/Leon Garc¡a); 1999 - Sopot (w/Leon Garc¡a).ADDITIONALSpanish Fed Cup Team, 1995-97, 1999, 2003-06; Spanish Olympic Team, 2004.
- Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in 1992; played first WTA event at Barcelona in 1994 (as WC, reached 2r before falling to Majoli).- Career highlights were one WTA title at Knokke-Heist in 2003 (d. Chladkova in final) and two more finals at Madrid in 2003 (l. to Rubin) and Bogot in 2004 (l. to Zuluaga).- Also reached seven SFs (1997 Hamburg, 1997 Maria Lankowitz, 2000 Bol, 2003 Budapest, 2003 Bol, 2004 Acapulco and 2006 Bogot ) and eight QFs (1994 Styria, 1998 Budapest, 1999 Auckland, 2000 Budapest, 2002 Gold Coast, 2004 Canberra, 2004 Eastbourne and 2005 Budapest).- Had four Top 10 wins against No.6 Mart¡nez (1997 Hamburg), No.3 Novotna (1999 Australian Open), No.10 Testud (2000 Bol) and No.6 Myskina (2005 Roland Garros).- Best Grand Slam result was 4r at 1999 Australian Open (l. to Monami).- Set career-high No.33 on April 5, 2004.- Also won nine singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.- Last WTA event was 2006 US Open (l. to Li in 1r).
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