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María José Martínez Sánchez

María José Martínez Sánchez
  • Residence: Barcelona, Spain
  • Date of Birth: 12 Aug 1982
  • Birthplace: Yecla, Spain
  • Height: 5' 9 1/4" (1.76 m)
  • Weight: 150 lbs. (68 kg)
  • Plays: Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (1996)

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María José Martínez Sánchez Biography

Coached by Alejo Mancisidor, Mikel González, Victor López and Andreu Guilera ... Father, Ricardo, is a woodworker; mother, Fini, is a businesswoman; two younger brothers are Ricardo, Alejandro ... Husband is Juan Domingo Pérez (married July 14, 2012) ... Trained at Juan Carlos Ferrero's academy as a junior ... Favorite movie is Armageddon; favorite city is New York ... Other sports interests include volleyball, basketball, baseball ... Also enjoys going to the cinema and shopping ... Most memorable experience was winning Orange Bowl in 1999 ... Admires Steffi Graf and Juan Carlos Ferrero.
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YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 5
WTA Doubles Titles - 16
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 12
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 22
Prize Money $0 $3,325,293
W/L - Singles - - - 357 - 238
W/L - Doubles - - - 379 - 175
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Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
10-May-2010 (19) 05-Jul-2010 (4)
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JANUARY - Fell in Brisbane and Australian Open qualifying.

FEBRUARY - Fell in Paris [Indoors] qualifying; reached 2r at Acapulco (l. to Bertens).

MARCH - Played exclusively in doubles.
1997 - Played first event of career on ITF Circuit in Spain.

1998 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit in Spain.

1999 - Won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2000 - Played first WTA qualifying at Miami and US Open; won three singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2001 - First Top 100 season; SF at Madrid (l. to Sánchez-Vicario); QF twice at Bogotá and Antwerp; reached 2r three times; fell 1r 11 times (incl. all four majors) and in qualifying four times; made Top 100 debut on May 7 (rose from No.106 to No.95); won four WTA doubles titles (all w/Medina Garrigues).

2002 - Fell 1r four times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying 11 times (incl. Roland Garros).

2003 - Fell in WTA qualifying three times; won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2004 - Fell in WTA qualifying once; did not play February until end of season.

2005 - Won one singles title and five doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2006 - QF twice at Acapulco and Palermo; reached 2r once; fell 1r three times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying three times (incl. Wimbledon); won four singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2007 - QF at Bad Gastein; fell 1r once and in qualifying once (at US Open); won three singles titles and four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2008 - Second Top 100 season; runner-up at Barcelona (l. to Kirilenko); reached 3r once (Wimbledon) and 2r once (Olympics); fell 1r six times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open) and in Tour qualifying six times (incl. Australian Open); won one WTA doubles title (w/Llagostera Vives); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2009 - First Top 30 season; won two WTA titles at Bogotá (d. Dulko in final) and Bastad (d. Wozniacki in final); SF at Bali (l. to Rezai); QF twice at Barcelona and Rome; reached 3r four times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, US Open) and 2r five times (incl. Miami - l. to Kanepi 46 64 75; held 3mp at 5-4 third set); fell 1r five times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying twice; made Top 50 debut on April 20 (rose from No.51 to No.46); first Top 10 season in doubles; won seven WTA doubles titles w/Llagostera Vives (incl. WTA Championships - d. Black/Huber in final); made doubles Top 10 debut on October 19 (rose from No.11 to No.10).

2010 - Second straight Top 30 season; went 18-10 in first 11 events, best results being third WTA title at Rome (d. Jankovic in final), SF at Marbella (l. to Suárez Navarro) and QF twice, at Indian Wells and Eastbourne; reached 2r six times (incl. Australian Open and Miami - l. to Safarova 46 76(3) 62; held 3mp, 2mp at 64 52 and 1mp at 64 65); fell 1r once (Roland Garros); made Top 20 debut on May 10 (after Rome; rose from No.26 to No.19; would be only week in Top 20); also won one WTA doubles title (w/Llagostera Vives); missed two months from June to August w/right knee injury (withdrew from Wimbledon, Bastad, Palermo, Cincinnati and Montréal); in first five events back, reached 2r twice (US Open, Seoul) but fell 1r three times (New Haven, Tokyo, Beijing); reached SF in last event of year at Moscow (l. to Azarenka); set new doubles career-high No.4 on July 5 (after Wimbledon).

2011 - Near-Top 30 season (finishing No.35); won fourth and fifth WTA titles at Bad Gastein (d. Mayr-Achleitner in final) and Seoul (d. Voskoboeva in final); QF at Bastad (l. to Arvidsson 46 76(6) 76(3); held 6mp in second set - 2mp at 5-4, 3mp at 6-5 and 1mp at 6-5 in tie-break); reached 3r four times (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r five times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros); fell 1r seven times (incl. US Open and Doha - l. to Dushevina 46 61 76(1); held 3mp at 6-5 third set) and in qualifying once; started year at No.28 then dropped from No.33 to No.84 after points from winning Rome in 2010 fell off, but got back up to No.35 by November 7 year-end rankings; won two WTA doubles titles; withdrew from Moscow w/left knee injury.

2012 - QF at Seoul; reached 3r once (Roland Garros) and 2r twice (Olympics, US Open); fell 1r nine times (incl. Wimbledon and Indian Wells - l. to Domínguez Lino 63 16 75; held mp at 5-4 third set) and in qualifying three times; won one WTA doubles title; withdrew from Australian Open w/left knee injury then missed two months in spring w/right thigh injury (withdrew from Miami, Barcelona, Budapest and Madrid).
SINGLES
Winner (5): 2011 - Bad Gastein, Seoul; 2010 - Rome; 2009 - Bogotá, Bastad.
Finalist (1): 2008 - Barcelona.

DOUBLES
Winner (16): 2012 - Eastbourne (w/Llagostera Vives); 2011 - Dubai (w/Huber), Bastad (w/Domínguez Lino); 2010 - Dubai (w/Llagostera Vives); 2009 - Bogotá, Acapulco, Barcelona, Palermo, Toronto, New Haven, WTA Championships (all w/Llagostera Vives); 2008 - Acapulco (w/Llagostera Vives); 2001 - Acapulco, Porto, Bol, Basel (all w/Medina Garrigues).
Finalist (10): 2010 - Rome (w/Llagostera Vives), Moscow (w/Errani); 2009 - Bastad, Cincinnati (both w/Llagostera Vives); 2008 - Berlin, Barcelona (both w/Llagostera Vives); 2003 - Palermo (w/Parra Santonja); 2002 - Helsinki (w/Bes); 2001 - Palermo (w/Medina Garrigues), Casablanca (w/Salerni).

ADDITIONAL
Spanish Fed Cup Team, 2008-11; Spanish Olympic Team, 2008, 2012.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 5
WTA Doubles Titles - 16
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 12
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 22
Prize Money $0 $3,325,293
W/L - Singles - - - 357 - 238
W/L - Doubles - - - 379 - 175

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
4 / 5 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - 2r 2r 3r - - - -
5 / 6 FRENCH OPEN 3r 2r 1r 3r 1r - - -
4 / 5 WIMBLEDON 1r 3r - 1r 3r - - -
4 / 7 US OPEN 2r 1r 2r 3r 1r - 1r -
W/L   2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
4 / 5 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - 1r 1r - - -
5 / 6 FRENCH OPEN - - - 1r - - -
4 / 5 WIMBLEDON - - - 1r - - -
4 / 7 US OPEN - - - 1r - - -

Doubles

W/L   2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
9 / 6 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 3r - 2r 3r QF - - -
16 / 10 FRENCH OPEN 1r SF 3r SF 1r QF 3r -
13 / 7 WIMBLEDON - QF 2r - QF QF 2r 3r
11 / 7 US OPEN - SF 3r 1r QF 2r - 2r
W/L   2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
9 / 6 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - 1r 2r - - -
16 / 10 FRENCH OPEN - - 1r 2r 1r - -
13 / 7 WIMBLEDON - - - - 1r - -
11 / 7 US OPEN - - - - 1r - -

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María José Martínez Sánchez Results

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ACAPULCO

WTA // MEXICO // 25-Feb-2013 // $235,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /Q

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Win Corinna Dentoni (ITA) 213 6-4 6-4
Q-R16 Win [7] Nastassja Burnett (ITA) 154 7-5 2-6 6-2
Q-Q Win Laura Pous-Tio (ESP) 152 6-2 6-1
R32 Win Alexandra Panova (RUS) 136 6-3 6-1
R16 Loss [5] Kiki Bertens (NED) 47 6-1 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+46

Prize Money

$3,100

PARIS

WTA // FRANCE // 28-Jan-2013 // $690,000 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 157 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) 110 2-6 1-0 RET

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$810

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Grand Slam // AUSTRALIA // 14-Jan-2013 // $13,712,772 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 157 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R128 Loss Luksika Kumkhum (THA) 201 4-6 6-3 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+2

Prize Money

$3,296

BRISBANE

WTA // AUSTRALIA // 30-Dec-2012 // $1,000,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 162 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Win [8] Vesna Dolonc (SRB) 115 6-7 (5) 6-1 7-6 (4)
Q-R16 Loss Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 169 6-3 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+8

Prize Money

$2,027

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
14/01/2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
27/08/2012 US OPEN R64 100
25/06/2012 WIMBLEDON R128 5
27/05/2012 FRENCH OPEN R32 160
29/08/2011 US OPEN R128 5
20/06/2011 WIMBLEDON R32 160
22/05/2011 FRENCH OPEN R64 100
17/01/2011 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 100
30/08/2010 US OPEN R64 100
23/05/2010 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
Date Tournament Round Points
18/01/2010 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 100
31/08/2009 US OPEN R32 160
22/06/2009 WIMBLEDON R128 5
24/05/2009 FRENCH OPEN R32 160
19/01/2009 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 160
25/08/2008 US OPEN R128 2
23/06/2008 WIMBLEDON R16 121
25/05/2008 FRENCH OPEN R16 31
14/01/2008 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 15
27/08/2007 US OPEN Q - R64 15
Date Tournament Round Points
25/06/2007 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
27/05/2007 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 15
28/08/2006 US OPEN R32 25
26/06/2006 WIMBLEDON Q - R32 25
27/05/2002 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
14/01/2002 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
27/08/2001 US OPEN R128 2
25/06/2001 WIMBLEDON R128 2
28/05/2001 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
15/01/2001 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 34
Date Tournament Round Points
28/08/2000 US OPEN Q - R64 10
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2013 532 129
2012 161 15
2011 35 21
2010 28 15
2009 27 6
2008 92 30
2007 173 108
2006 109 62
2005 397 131
2003 348 112
2002 278 79
2001 92 40
2000 153 189
1999 329 323
1998 667 545
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
10-May-2010 (19) 05-Jul-2010 (4)

Current WTA Rankings

Ranking Points
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Rankings Breakdown

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Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
14/01/2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
27/08/2012 US OPEN R64 100
25/06/2012 WIMBLEDON R128 5
27/05/2012 FRENCH OPEN R32 160
29/08/2011 US OPEN R128 5
20/06/2011 WIMBLEDON R32 160
22/05/2011 FRENCH OPEN R64 100
17/01/2011 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 100
30/08/2010 US OPEN R64 100
23/05/2010 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
Date Tournament Round Points
18/01/2010 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 100
31/08/2009 US OPEN R32 160
22/06/2009 WIMBLEDON R128 5
24/05/2009 FRENCH OPEN R32 160
19/01/2009 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 160
25/08/2008 US OPEN R128 2
23/06/2008 WIMBLEDON R16 121
25/05/2008 FRENCH OPEN R16 31
14/01/2008 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 15
27/08/2007 US OPEN Q - R64 15
Date Tournament Round Points
25/06/2007 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
27/05/2007 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 15
28/08/2006 US OPEN R32 25
26/06/2006 WIMBLEDON Q - R32 25
27/05/2002 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
14/01/2002 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
27/08/2001 US OPEN R128 2
25/06/2001 WIMBLEDON R128 2
28/05/2001 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
15/01/2001 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 34
Date Tournament Round Points
28/08/2000 US OPEN Q - R64 10

Tour Championships

Date Tournament Round Points
04/11/2009 BALI SF 250

Premier Events

Date Tournament Round Points
28/01/2013 PARIS Q - R32 1
30/12/2012 BRISBANE Q - R16 8
29/09/2012 BEIJING Q - R32 1
23/09/2012 TOKYO Q - R32 1
13/08/2012 CINCINNATI R64 1
07/08/2012 MONTREAL R64 1
18/06/2012 EASTBOURNE R32 1
14/05/2012 ROME R64 1
07/03/2012 INDIAN WELLS R128 5
20/02/2012 DUBAI Q - R16 8
Date Tournament Round Points
13/02/2012 DOHA R64 1
01/10/2011 BEIJING R32 80
21/08/2011 NEW HAVEN Q - R32 1
15/08/2011 CINCINNATI R32 20
08/08/2011 TORONTO R16 155
13/06/2011 EASTBOURNE R16 60
09/05/2011 ROME R64 1
30/04/2011 MADRID R64 5
18/04/2011 STUTTGART R32 1
22/03/2011 MIAMI R32 80
Date Tournament Round Points
09/03/2011 INDIAN WELLS R32 80
21/02/2011 DOHA R32 1
14/02/2011 DUBAI R64 1
09/01/2011 SYDNEY R16 60
18/10/2010 MOSCOW S 200
02/10/2010 BEIJING R64 5
26/09/2010 TOKYO - PAN PACIFIC R16 20
22/08/2010 NEW HAVEN R32 1
14/06/2010 EASTBOURNE Q 120
08/05/2010 MADRID R32 5
Date Tournament Round Points
02/05/2010 ROME W 900
23/03/2010 MIAMI R64 5
10/03/2010 INDIAN WELLS Q 250
14/02/2010 DUBAI R32 70
10/01/2010 SYDNEY R16 60
19/10/2009 MOSCOW R16 60
03/10/2009 BEIJING R16 140
27/09/2009 TOKYO - PAN PACIFIC R64 1
23/08/2009 NEW HAVEN R32 1
10/08/2009 CINCINNATI R32 60
Date Tournament Round Points
15/06/2009 EASTBOURNE Q 12
09/05/2009 MADRID R64 5
03/05/2009 ROME Q 200
25/03/2009 MIAMI R64 50
11/03/2009 INDIAN WELLS Q - R64 1
11/01/2009 SYDNEY Q - R16 8

Internationals

Date Tournament Round Points
25/02/2013 ACAPULCO S 46
08/10/2012 OSAKA R32 1
17/09/2012 SEOUL Q 70
21/05/2012 STRASBOURG Q 10
19/09/2011 SEOUL W 280
11/07/2011 BAD GASTEIN W 280
04/07/2011 BASTAD Q 70
20/09/2010 SEOUL R16 30
12/04/2010 BARCELONA R16 30
05/04/2010 MARBELLA S 130
Date Tournament Round Points
13/07/2009 PALERMO R16 30
06/07/2009 BASTAD W 280
13/04/2009 BARCELONA Q 70
23/02/2009 ACAPULCO R16 30
16/02/2009 BOGOTA W 280

Fed Cup

Date Tournament Round Points
16/04/2011 FED CUP WEEK 2 - PLAYOFFS R2 0
05/02/2011 FED CUP WEEK 1 WORLD GROUP 2 R1 0
06/02/2010 FED CUP WEEK 1 - WORLD GROUP 2 R1 0
25/04/2009 FED CUP WEEK 2 - PLAYOFFS R2 0

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
20/10/2008 LINZ Q - R16 5
13/10/2008 ZURICH Q - R32 1
17/08/2008 NEW HAVEN S 15
28/07/2008 STOCKHOLM R32 1
21/07/2008 PORTOROZ Q - Q 3
09/06/2008 BARCELONA F 80
05/05/2008 BERLIN Q - R32 1
25/02/2008 ACAPULCO S 4
18/02/2008 BOGOTA Q - Q 4
11/02/2008 VINA DEL MAR S 8
Date Tournament Round Points
23/07/2007 BAD GASTEIN S 43
16/07/2007 PALERMO Q 3
25/09/2006 GUANGZHOU R32 1
18/09/2006 BEIJING Q - Q 7
14/08/2006 MONTREAL R16 11
24/07/2006 BUDAPEST Q - Q 4
17/07/2006 PALERMO Q 24
27/02/2006 ACAPULCO S 37
20/02/2006 BOGOTA R16 16
23/02/2004 BOGOTA Q - R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
04/08/2003 HELSINKI Q - R32 1
24/02/2003 ACAPULCO Q - R32 1
17/02/2003 BOGOTA Q - R32 1
05/08/2002 HELSINKI Q - R16 3
21/07/2002 SOPOT Q - R32 1
08/07/2002 CASABLANCA Q - R16 2
10/06/2002 TASHKENT R32 1
20/05/2002 MADRID Q - Q 7
13/05/2002 ROME Q - R64 1
15/04/2002 BUDAPEST R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
08/04/2002 ESTORIL Q - R32 1
01/04/2002 PORTO R32 1
06/03/2002 INDIAN WELLS Q - R32 8
25/02/2002 SCOTTSDALE Q - R16 6
06/01/2002 HOBART Q - R32 1
31/12/2001 AUCKLAND Q - R16 4
24/09/2001 LEIPZIG Q - R32 1
10/09/2001 BAHIA R32 1
19/08/2001 NEW HAVEN Q - R64 1
30/07/2001 BASEL R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
23/07/2001 CASABLANCA R16 12
16/07/2001 KNOKKE-HEIST R16 33
09/07/2001 PALERMO R32 1
21/05/2001 MADRID S 125
14/05/2001 ANTWERP Q 26
30/04/2001 BOL R16 20
09/04/2001 ESTORIL Q - R16 3
02/04/2001 PORTO S 13
21/03/2001 MIAMI R16 14
26/02/2001 ACAPULCO S 15
Date Tournament Round Points
19/02/2001 BOGOTA Q 49
07/01/2001 CANBERRA Q - R32 1
20/03/2000 MIAMI Q - R64 1

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