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Gala Leon Garcia

Gala Leon Garcia
  • Residence: Barcelona, Spain
  • Date of Birth: 23 Dec 1973
  • Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
  • Height: 5' 4 1/4'' (1.63 m)
  • Weight: 123 lbs. (56 kg)
  • Plays: Left-handed
  • Status: Pro
  • Pronounced: GAH-lah lay-ON gar-SEE-ah

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Gala Leon Garcia Biography

Coached by Pepo Clavet...Parents Jose and Concepcion own a snack bar named Grand Slam...Has a brother, Jose, and two sisters, Yolanda and Lidia...Introduced to tennis at age 11 by her brother-in-law...Says she likes to ôParty, Party, Fiesta, Siesta!ö...Self-described as crazy and funny...Enjoys playing on the professional tour because it makes her feel alive...Admires compatriot tennis player Conchita Martinez because she is very nice...Superstitions include using the same locker-room shower after each match she wins and wearing the same skirt...Has no pets (says her family has too many people to have pets)...For more, visit http://es.geocities.com/muchagala.
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Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 1
WTA Doubles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 6
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 4
Prize Money $0 $1,053,309
W/L - Singles - - - 277 - 224
W/L - Doubles - - - 77 - 73
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Results

WIMBLEDON

Grand Slam // GREAT BRITAIN // 21-Jun-2004 // $6,063,070 // Grass (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 113 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 39 6-2 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+2

Prize Money

$11,467
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
25-Sep-2000 (27) 12-Jun-2000 (107)
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1990 - Played first two ITF Circuit events
1991 - Reached QF at ITF/Barcelona-ESP
1992 - Reached two consecutive ITF Circuit SF; contested first Tour qualifying at Bayonne
1993 - Won first two pro titles at ITF/Faro-POR and ITF/Madrid-ESP
1994 - Runner-up at ITF/Alicante-ESP
1995 - Won three ITF Circuit events; made Tour debut at Warsaw
1996 - First Top 100 finish at No. 85; in Grand Slam debut, reached Roland Garros 4r as a qualifier ranked No. 107 (lowest-ranked player in 4r and first qualifier to reach Roland Garros 4r since 1989); afterwards (June 10), broke into Top 100 at No. 65
1997 - Reached first three Tour QF at Madrid, Warsaw and Maria Lankowitz and Wimbledon 3r; won ITF/Budapest-HUN
1998 - Reached first career final at Maria Lankowitz (l. to Schnyder in 3s); reached Roland Garros 3r (breaking into Top 50 afterwards) and SF at Makarska and Sopot
1999 - Scored two Top 10 victories, d. world No. 7 Sanchez-Vicario at Hilton Head and No. 9 Tauziat en route to Roland Garros 4r
2000 - Captured first Tour singles title at Madrid (d. Zuluaga in final); runner-up at Sopot (l. to A.Huber) and reached first Tier I QF at German Open; d. No. 13 seed Mauresmo in Wimbledon 1r
2001 - Second Top 50 finish and sixth in Top 100; unseeded runner-up at Knokke-Heist and Sopot in consecutive weeks; reached SF at Palermo and Tokyo [Princess Cup]
2002 - Reached first QF of season at Helsinki, d. No. 2 seed Majoli (l. to Sucha); semifinalist at Hawaii, d. No. 1 seed Kremer in 1r after trailing 5-1 third set and saving 3 mp; retired during SF vs. eventual champion Black with left shoulder tendonitis
2003 - Seventh Top 100 finish after falling as low as No. 144 on March 31; reached back-to-back QF as a qualifier at Casablanca and Bol (d. No. 1 seed Schnyder before retiring in QF due to a dysfunction in her lower back); runner-up at ITF/Denain-FRA by upsetting No. 1 seed Matevzic in 1r (l. to Medina Garrigues); doubles runner-up at ITF/Fano-ITA (w/Salerni)
2004 - Reached 3r at Indian Wells (as world No.98, d. No.16 Dokic in 2r, l. to No.142 Irvin) and 2r at Casablanca and Roland Garros (l. to No.30 seed Pierce); l. in 1r five times (incl. Australian Open and Wimbledon) and failed to qualify for three Tour events; surpassed $1-million in prize money at Australian Open ($1,004,296)
SINGLES
Winner (1): 2000 - Madrid; 1997 - ITF/Budapest-HUN; 1995 - ITF/Barcelona-ESP [May], ITF/Vigo-ESP, ITF/Gexto-ESP; 1993 - ITF/Faro-POR, ITF/Madrid-ESP.
Finalist (4): 2001 - Knokke-Heist, Sopot; 2000 - Sopot; 1998 - Maria Lankowitz.
Semifinalist (7): 2002 - Hawaii; 2001 - Palermo, Tokyo [Princess Cup]; 2000 - Bol; 1999 - Sao Paulo; 1998 - Makarska, Sopot.

DOUBLES
Finalist (2): 2000 - Madrid (w/Sanchez Lorenzo); 1999 - Sopot w/Sanchez Lorenzo).

ADDITIONAL
Spanish Fed Cup Team 1996-97, 1999, 2001.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 1
WTA Doubles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 6
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 4
Prize Money $0 $1,053,309
W/L - Singles - - - 277 - 224
W/L - Doubles - - - 77 - 73

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997
0 / 7 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r - 1r 1r 1r 1r 1r 1r
11 / 9 FRENCH OPEN 2r 2r 1r 1r 2r 4r 3r 1r
3 / 9 WIMBLEDON 1r 1r 1r 1r 2r 1r 1r 3r
5 / 8 US OPEN - 1r 1r 2r 1r 2r 3r 2r
W/L   1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
0 / 7 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - - - - - -
11 / 9 FRENCH OPEN 4r - - - - - -
3 / 9 WIMBLEDON 1r - - - - - -
5 / 8 US OPEN 1r - - - - - -

Doubles

W/L   2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994
0 / 1 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r - - - - - - -
1 / 2 US OPEN - 1r - - - - 2r -

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Gala Leon Garcia Results

  • Singles
    Doubles

WIMBLEDON

Grand Slam // GREAT BRITAIN // 21-Jun-2004 // $6,063,070 // Grass (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 113 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) 39 6-2 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+2

Prize Money

$11,467

FRENCH OPEN

Grand Slam // FRANCE // 24-May-2004 // $5,982,126 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 107 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win Laura Granville (USA) 54 6-4 6-1
R64 Loss [30] Mary Pierce (FRA) 31 6-1 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+32

Prize Money

$20,196

BERLIN

WTA // GERMANY // 03-May-2004 // $1,300,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/64Q/32D // Rank: 107 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R64 Win Mervana Jugic-Salkic (BIH) 105 6-3 6-4
Q-R32 Loss [1] Jelena Kostanic Tosic (CRO) 44 6-3 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+5.75

Prize Money

$1,625

BUDAPEST

WTA // HUNGARY // 26-Apr-2004 // $110,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [Q] Sanda Mamic (CRO) 201 6-1 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$800

CASABLANCA

WTA // MOROCCO // 05-Apr-2004 // $110,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 93 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win [Q] Kyra Nagy (HUN) 174 6-1 3-6 6-4
R16 Loss [Q] Marta Domachowska (POL) 178 6-1 RET

WTA Rankings PTS

+10

Prize Money

$1,450

MIAMI

WTA // USA // 24-Mar-2004 // $3,060,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/64Q/32D // Rank: 88 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R64 Loss [S] Ruxandra Dragomir Ilie (ROM) 446 6-3 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$1,175

INDIAN WELLS

WTA // USA // 10-Mar-2004 // $2,100,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/64Q/32D // Rank: 98 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win [S] Tatiana Panova (RUS) 133 2-6 6-4 7-6 (4)
R64 Win [9] Jelena Dokic (AUS) 16 6-4 3-6 6-4
R32 Loss [Q] Marissa Gould (USA) 142 6-1 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+28

Prize Money

$9,475

ACAPULCO

WTA // MEXICO // 01-Mar-2004 // $170,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 95 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Marta Marrero (ESP) 108 6-3 7-6 (3)

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$1,300

BOGOTA

WTA // COLOMBIA // 23-Feb-2004 // $170,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 97 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [W] Megan Falcon (USA) 890 6-2 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$1,300

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Grand Slam // AUSTRALIA // 19-Jan-2004 // $5,590,310 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 95 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss Petra Mandula (HUN) 39 6-4 4-6 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+2

Prize Money

$11,579

SYDNEY

WTA // AUSTRALIA // 11-Jan-2004 // $585,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 93 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss [4] Cara Black (ZIM) 54 6-4 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$625

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
21/06/2004 WIMBLEDON R128 2
24/05/2004 FRENCH OPEN R64 48
19/01/2004 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
25/08/2003 US OPEN R128 2
23/06/2003 WIMBLEDON R128 2
26/05/2003 FRENCH OPEN R16 74
26/08/2002 US OPEN R128 2
24/06/2002 WIMBLEDON R128 2
27/05/2002 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
14/01/2002 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
Date Tournament Round Points
27/08/2001 US OPEN R64 42
25/06/2001 WIMBLEDON R128 2
28/05/2001 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
15/01/2001 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
28/08/2000 US OPEN R128 2
26/06/2000 WIMBLEDON R64 96
29/05/2000 FRENCH OPEN R64 34
17/01/2000 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
30/08/1999 US OPEN R64 42
21/06/1999 WIMBLEDON R128 2
Date Tournament Round Points
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN R16 220
18/01/1999 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
31/08/1998 US OPEN R32 122
22/06/1998 WIMBLEDON R128 2
25/05/1998 FRENCH OPEN R32 98
19/01/1998 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
25/08/1997 US OPEN R64 38
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON R32 62
26/05/1997 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
13/01/1997 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
Date Tournament Round Points
26/08/1996 US OPEN R128 2
24/06/1996 WIMBLEDON R128 2
27/05/1996 FRENCH OPEN R16 142
28/08/1995 US OPEN Q - R32 0
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2004 214 -
2003 96 424
2002 129 329
2001 41 442
2000 32 138
1999 53 173
1998 53 155
1997 58 512
1996 89 882
1995 134 150
1994 329 157
1993 289 283
1992 477 371
1991 694 652
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
25-Sep-2000 (27) 12-Jun-2000 (107)

Current WTA Rankings

Ranking Points
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Rankings Breakdown

  • Singles
    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
21/06/2004 WIMBLEDON R128 2
24/05/2004 FRENCH OPEN R64 48
19/01/2004 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
25/08/2003 US OPEN R128 2
23/06/2003 WIMBLEDON R128 2
26/05/2003 FRENCH OPEN R16 74
26/08/2002 US OPEN R128 2
24/06/2002 WIMBLEDON R128 2
27/05/2002 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
14/01/2002 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
Date Tournament Round Points
27/08/2001 US OPEN R64 42
25/06/2001 WIMBLEDON R128 2
28/05/2001 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
15/01/2001 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
28/08/2000 US OPEN R128 2
26/06/2000 WIMBLEDON R64 96
29/05/2000 FRENCH OPEN R64 34
17/01/2000 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
30/08/1999 US OPEN R64 42
21/06/1999 WIMBLEDON R128 2
Date Tournament Round Points
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN R16 220
18/01/1999 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
31/08/1998 US OPEN R32 122
22/06/1998 WIMBLEDON R128 2
25/05/1998 FRENCH OPEN R32 98
19/01/1998 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
25/08/1997 US OPEN R64 38
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON R32 62
26/05/1997 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
13/01/1997 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
Date Tournament Round Points
26/08/1996 US OPEN R128 2
24/06/1996 WIMBLEDON R128 2
27/05/1996 FRENCH OPEN R16 142
28/08/1995 US OPEN Q - R32 0

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
03/05/2004 BERLIN Q - R32 10
26/04/2004 BUDAPEST R32 1
05/04/2004 CASABLANCA R16 12
24/03/2004 MIAMI Q - R64 1
10/03/2004 INDIAN WELLS R32 65
01/03/2004 ACAPULCO R32 1
23/02/2004 BOGOTA R32 1
11/01/2004 SYDNEY Q - R32 1
04/08/2003 HELSINKI R32 1
07/07/2003 PALERMO R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
09/06/2003 VIENNA S 11
12/05/2003 ROME Q - R64 1
28/04/2003 BOL S 69
14/04/2003 BUDAPEST Q - R32 1
07/04/2003 ESTORIL Q - R32 1
31/03/2003 CASABLANCA S 37
05/03/2003 INDIAN WELLS Q - R64 1
17/02/2003 DUBAI S 20
10/02/2003 DOHA Q - R32 1
23/09/2002 BALI R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
16/09/2002 TOKYO (TOYOTA) R32 1
09/09/2002 WAIKOLOA S 74
05/08/2002 HELSINKI Q 49
29/07/2002 SAN DIEGO R32 23
21/07/2002 SOPOT R32 1
08/07/2002 BRUSSELS R16 16
10/06/2002 VIENNA R32 1
20/05/2002 MADRID R32 1
13/05/2002 ROME R64 1
06/05/2002 BERLIN R64 1
Date Tournament Round Points
29/04/2002 HAMBURG Q - Q 11
15/04/2002 CHARLESTON R64 1
08/04/2002 AMELIA ISLAND R64 1
01/04/2002 SARASOTA R16 20
20/03/2002 MIAMI R64 20
06/03/2002 INDIAN WELLS R128 1
25/02/2002 ACAPULCO R16 24
18/02/2002 BOGOTA R16 1
06/01/2002 HOBART R32 1
22/10/2001 LUXEMBOURG R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
17/09/2001 TOKYO (TOYOTA) S 106
10/09/2001 BAHIA R32 1
19/08/2001 NEW HAVEN Q - R64 1
13/08/2001 TORONTO R64 1
30/07/2001 BASEL R32 1
23/07/2001 SOPOT F 179
16/07/2001 KNOKKE-HEIST F 116
09/07/2001 PALERMO S 48
21/05/2001 MADRID R32 1
14/05/2001 ROME R16 59
Date Tournament Round Points
07/05/2001 BERLIN R32 32
30/04/2001 HAMBURG R16 27
16/04/2001 CHARLESTON R16 48
09/04/2001 AMELIA ISLAND R32 1
21/03/2001 MIAMI R32 26
07/03/2001 INDIAN WELLS R32 30
26/02/2001 SCOTTSDALE R16 41
07/01/2001 SYDNEY R32 1
30/10/2000 LEIPZIG R32 1
09/10/2000 ZURICH R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
02/10/2000 FILDERSTADT R32 1
21/08/2000 NEW HAVEN Q - R16 13
14/08/2000 MONTREAL R32 45
17/07/2000 SOPOT F 161
10/07/2000 KLAGENFURT Q 41
22/05/2000 MADRID W 176
15/05/2000 ROME R64 1
08/05/2000 BERLIN Q 131
01/05/2000 BOL S 118
18/04/2000 HILTON HEAD R32 24
Date Tournament Round Points
10/04/2000 AMELIA ISLAND R32 18
20/03/2000 MIAMI R128 1
06/03/2000 INDIAN WELLS R64 1
14/02/2000 HANNOVER R32 1
04/10/1999 SAO PAULO S 60
23/08/1999 NEW HAVEN Q - R32 1
16/08/1999 TORONTO R32 26
12/07/1999 SOPOT Q 47
05/07/1999 PORTSCHACH R32 1
17/05/1999 MADRID R16 26
Date Tournament Round Points
10/05/1999 BERLIN R32 37
03/05/1999 ROME R32 30
26/04/1999 HAMBURG R16 30
19/04/1999 BUDAPEST R32 1
05/04/1999 AMELIA ISLAND R64 1
29/03/1999 HILTON HEAD R16 81
15/03/1999 MIAMI R128 1
11/01/1999 HOBART R32 1
27/07/1998 SOPOT S 46
13/07/1998 WARSAW R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
06/07/1998 MARIA LANKOWITZ F 81
15/06/1998 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH Q 47
08/06/1998 BIRMINGHAM R64 1
18/05/1998 MADRID R16 26
04/05/1998 ROME R64 1
27/04/1998 BOL R32 1
20/04/1998 BUDAPEST R16 20
13/04/1998 MAKARSKA S 41
06/04/1998 AMELIA ISLAND R64 1
30/03/1998 HILTON HEAD R64 1
Date Tournament Round Points
16/03/1998 MIAMI R64 17
12/01/1998 SYDNEY S 15
28/07/1997 MARIA LANKOWITZ S 42
21/07/1997 WARSAW S 60
14/07/1997 PRAGUE R32 1
19/05/1997 MADRID Q 47
12/05/1997 CARDIFF R32 1
21/04/1997 BUDAPEST R16 12
07/04/1997 AMELIA ISLAND Q 9
31/03/1997 HILTON HEAD Q 42
Date Tournament Round Points
17/03/1997 MIAMI Q - R64 1
03/03/1997 INDIAN WELLS Q - R32 1
06/01/1997 SYDNEY Q - R32 1
30/12/1996 AUCKLAND R32 1
28/10/1996 MOSCOW R32 1
21/10/1996 LUXEMBOURG R32 1
19/08/1996 SAN DIEGO Q - R32 1
12/08/1996 LOS ANGELES R32 20
05/08/1996 MONTREAL R64 1
15/07/1996 PALERMO R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
06/05/1996 ROME R32 28
29/04/1996 BOL R32 1
08/04/1996 AMELIA ISLAND R16 3
25/03/1996 MIAMI Q - R32 4
11/09/1995 WARSAW R32 10
24/04/1995 BARCELONA Q - Q 0
25/04/1994 TARANTO Q - R32 0
05/07/1993 PALERMO Q - R32 0
26/04/1993 TARANTO Q - R32 0
19/04/1993 BARCELONA Q - R16 0
Date Tournament Round Points
28/09/1992 BAYONNE Q - R32 0

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