Coached by her brother, Pablo Bes...Favorite surface is clay; best shot is forehand...Father, Rafael, is a doctor; mother, MaPilar, is a housewife; has three brothers, Rafael, Pablo and Jorge, two of whom are tennis coaches...Self-described as open and happy, with a strong character...Admires her three brothers because they are always there for her...Also admires Gabriel Urpi, her first coach...Favorite tournament is Roland Garros...Most memorable experience was her brother's wedding...Favorite city to visit is Buenos Aires because she loves Argentina and its people...Favorite movie is La Casa de los Espintos; favorite actor is Kevin Costner.
• In juniors, won the Roland Garros doubles title in 1991 and participated on Spanish teams in the Europe Cup, Copa de la Reina, Helvetic Cup and Connolly Continental Cup.
SINGLESWinner: 2001 - ITF/Gorizia-ITA; 2000 - ITF/Fontanafredda-ITA; 1997 - ITF/Velp-NED, ITF/Hoorn-NED; 1996 - ITF/Mallorca-ESP; 1992 - ITF/Hebron-ESP.Semifinalist (1): 2001 - Antwerp.DOUBLESFinalist (2): 2002 - Helsinki (w/MJ.Martinez); 1999 - Tashkent (w/Riera).Semifinalist (6): 2002 - Porto, Estoril (both w/Dominguez Lino), Hamburg (w/Marrero); 1999 - Bogota (w/Reeves), Estoril (w/Mandres), Sao Paulo (w/Riera).
1997 - Won ITF/Velp-NED and ITF/Hoorn-NED back-to-back1998 - Won three matches in qualifying at Roland Garros to play in first Grand Slam main draw1999 - Enjoyed breakthrough year in doubles, reaching first WTA Tour final in Tashkent and three more SF in Bogota, Estoril and Sao Paulo2000 - Won fifth career pro title, and first in three years, at ITF/Fontanafredda-ITA2001 - Reached first SF on WTA Tour at Antwerp, as a qualifier; qualified for first Grand Slam main draw in three years at Roland Garros and won her first Grand Slam match; at Vienna, d. former Roland Garros champion Majoli before falling to world No. 21 defending champion Barbara Schett; made US Open debut and upset No. 23 seed, countrywoman Serna, in 1r2002 - Ranked No. 101, made Australian Open debut, falling 1r in Estoril w/Lino, upset No. 2 seeds Black/Selyutina in a third-set tie-break to reach the SF; at Roland Garros, upset No. 24 seed (world No. 26) Raymond in 1r and No. 59-ranked Ruano Pascual to reach the 3r, her career-best Grand Slam result; made Wimbledon debut at age 29, falling 1r to No. 4 seed Seles; at Helsinki, reached second career doubles final with MJ Martinez, losing in 3s to Kuznetsova/Sanchez-Vicario2003-2005 - No activity.
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