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Abigail Spears

Abigail Spears
  • Residence: San Diego, California, USA
  • Date of Birth: 12 Jul 1981
  • Birthplace: Valley Center, California, USA
  • Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
  • Weight: 168 lbs. (76.2 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (October 2000)

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Abigail Spears Biography

Coached by Larry Willens ... Started playing at age 7 when tennis coach noticed her as she hit against a wall while parents played racquetball ... Dad, "CL" is a computer analyst; mom, Margo, works part-time; older sister, Ali, is married w/two children and living in Texas ... Favorites include movies Braveheart and Gladiator, actor Mel Gibson, musical groups Switchfoot and POD (prefers rock and pop) and Italian food ... Other sport interests are beach volleyball, surfing, mountain biking ... Also enjoys watching X-Games ... Relaxes by going to the beach (enjoys surfing), reading, watching movies ... Considers herself easy going, happy ... Admires Graf for her athleticism and Seles for her sportsmanship.
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YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles 0 0
WTA Doubles Titles 2 14
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 8
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 21
Prize Money $295,289 $1,674,436
W/L - Singles 1 - 3 284 - 249
W/L - Doubles 33 - 15 421 - 299
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
855 746 14
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
06-Jun-2005 (66) 24-Jun-2013 (11)
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2013 - Fell in WTA qualifying twice; won two WTA doubles titles; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2012 - Fell 1r once and in qualifying six times; won four WTA doubles titles.

2011 - Reached 2r once; fell in qualifying 10 times; won one WTA doubles title.

2010 - Fell in WTA qualifying nine times; won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2009 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r once and in qualifying 10 times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open); won two WTA doubles titles; won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2008 - Fell 1r once and in qualifying eight times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open); won seven doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2007 - Reached 2r three times; fell 1r four times and in qualifying 10 times (incl. all four majors); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Reached 2r three times; fell in qualifying four times (incl. Australian Open); won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2005 - Reached 3r once (Australian Open) and 2r four times, fell 1r 12 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying four times; won one WTA doubles title.

2004 - First Top 100 season; runner-up at Québec City (l. to Sucha in final); SF at Seoul (l. to Domachowska); made Top 100 debut on November 8 (after Québec City; rose from No.122 to No.92); fell 1r four times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying 12 times (incl. other three majors); won one WTA doubles title; won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2003 - Fell 1r once and in qualifying three times; won one WTA doubles title; won one singles title and four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2002 - Fell 1r once and in qualifying seven times; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2001 - Played first WTA main draw at Québec City, falling 1r (as qualifier); fell in qualifying three times; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2000 - Played first singles events of career on ITF Circuit (won one title).

1999 - Made second appearance in US Open doubles (as WC team w/Brymer).

1998 - Made first appearance in US Open doubles (as WC team w/Bradshaw).
SINGLES
Finalist (1): 2004 - Québec City.

DOUBLES
Winner (14): 2014 - Birmingham, Cincinnati (both w/Kops-Jones); 2013 - Stanford, Carlsbad (both w/Kops-Jones); 2012 - Carlsbad, Seoul, Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Osaka (all w/Kops-Jones); 2011 - Québec City (w/Kops-Jones); 2009 - Estoril (w/Kops-Jones), Seoul (w/Y.Chan); 2005 - Cincinnati (w/Granville); 2004 - Vancouver (w/Mattek-Sands); 2003 - Auckland (w/Ashley).
Finalist (8): 2014 - Dubai (w/Kops-Jones); 2013 - Seoul (w/Kops-Jones); 2012 - Brisbane, Doha (both w/Kops-Jones); 2011 - Carlsbad (w/Kops-Jones); 2009 - Birmingham (w/Kops-Jones), Osaka (w/Scheepers); 2005 - Memphis (w/Granville).

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles 0 0
WTA Doubles Titles 2 14
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 8
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 21
Prize Money $295,289 $1,674,436
W/L - Singles 1 - 3 284 - 249
W/L - Doubles 33 - 15 421 - 299

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
2 / 1 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 3r - - - - - - -
0 / 1 FRENCH OPEN 1r - - - - - - -
0 / 1 WIMBLEDON 1r - - - - - - -
0 / 2 US OPEN 1r 1r - - - - - -

Doubles

W/L   2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
9 / 11 AUSTRALIAN OPEN SF 2r 1r 3r 1r 2r - -
5 / 9 FRENCH OPEN 2r 1r 2r 1r 1r 1r - -
12 / 12 WIMBLEDON 3r 3r QF 2r 1r 1r 3r -
8 / 15 US OPEN - 2r 3r 1r 1r 1r QF 1r
W/L   2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
9 / 11 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r 1r 1r 1r 2r - -
5 / 9 FRENCH OPEN - - 3r 2r 1r - -
12 / 12 WIMBLEDON 1r 3r 1r 1r 1r - -
8 / 15 US OPEN 1r 1r 1r 2r 2r 1r -
W/L   1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993
9 / 11 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - - - - - -
5 / 9 FRENCH OPEN - - - - - - -
12 / 12 WIMBLEDON - - - - - - -
8 / 15 US OPEN 1r 1r - - - - -

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Abigail Spears Results

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BIRMINGHAM

WTA // GREAT BRITAIN // 09-Jun-2014 // $710,000 // Grass (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/16D // Rank: 907 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss [9] Grace Min (USA) 134 6-2 6-7 (5) 7-5

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$600

DUBAI

WTA // UNITED ARAB EMIRATES // 17-Feb-2014 // $2,000,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss Annika Beck (GER) 50 2-6 6-0 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$1,607

SYDNEY

WTA // AUSTRALIA // 05-Jan-2014 // $710,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/64Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R64 Win Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 111 6-4 6-2
Q-R32 Loss [4] Paula Ormaechea (ARG) 62 7-5 3-6 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+13

Prize Money

$1,010

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
855 746 14

Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
31/08/2009 US OPEN Q - R128 2
22/06/2009 WIMBLEDON Q - R32 50
24/05/2009 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
25/08/2008 US OPEN Q - R64 15
23/06/2008 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
25/05/2008 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
27/08/2007 US OPEN Q - R128 2
25/06/2007 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 15
27/05/2007 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
15/01/2007 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 25
Date Tournament Round Points
16/01/2006 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
29/08/2005 US OPEN R128 2
20/06/2005 WIMBLEDON R128 2
23/05/2005 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
17/01/2005 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 128
30/08/2004 US OPEN R16 42
21/06/2004 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
24/05/2004 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
19/01/2004 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
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Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2013 783 23
2012 644 14
2011 327 36
2010 263 58
2009 221 43
2008 239 68
2007 151 109
2006 143 237
2005 156 58
2004 92 88
2003 225 57
2002 311 75
2001 262 148
2000 545 226
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
06-Jun-2005 (66) 24-Jun-2013 (11)

Current WTA Rankings

Ranking Points
855 15

Rankings Breakdown

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Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
31/08/2009 US OPEN Q - R128 2
22/06/2009 WIMBLEDON Q - R32 50
24/05/2009 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
25/08/2008 US OPEN Q - R64 15
23/06/2008 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
25/05/2008 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
27/08/2007 US OPEN Q - R128 2
25/06/2007 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 15
27/05/2007 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
15/01/2007 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 25
Date Tournament Round Points
16/01/2006 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
29/08/2005 US OPEN R128 2
20/06/2005 WIMBLEDON R128 2
23/05/2005 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
17/01/2005 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 128
30/08/2004 US OPEN R16 42
21/06/2004 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
24/05/2004 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
19/01/2004 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2

Premier Events

Date Tournament Round Points
09/06/2014 BIRMINGHAM Q - R32 1
17/02/2014 DUBAI Q - R32 1
05/01/2014 SYDNEY Q - R32 13
22/07/2013 STANFORD Q - R32 1
11/02/2013 DOHA Q - R16 20
09/07/2012 STANFORD Q - Q 8
21/05/2012 BRUSSELS Q - R16 8
02/04/2012 CHARLESTON Q - R64 1
13/02/2012 DOHA Q - R32 1
25/09/2011 TOKYO - PAN PACIFIC Q - R16 20
Date Tournament Round Points
01/08/2011 CARLSBAD Q - R16 8
25/07/2011 STANFORD Q - Q 12
16/05/2011 BRUSSELS S 80
04/04/2011 CHARLESTON Q - R32 1
14/02/2011 DUBAI Q - R32 1
07/02/2011 PARIS Q - R32 1
16/08/2010 MONTREAL Q - R32 12
02/08/2010 SAN DIEGO Q - R16 8
14/06/2010 EASTBOURNE Q - R16 8
17/05/2010 WARSAW Q - R16 8
Date Tournament Round Points
12/04/2010 CHARLESTON Q - R32 1
10/03/2010 INDIAN WELLS Q - R64 1
10/08/2009 CINCINNATI Q - R32 1
03/08/2009 LOS ANGELES Q - R32 1
27/04/2009 STUTTGART Q - R32 1
13/04/2009 CHARLESTON Q 12

Internationals

Date Tournament Round Points
17/09/2012 SEOUL Q - R32 1
11/06/2012 BIRMINGHAM Q 10
30/04/2012 ESTORIL Q - R16 6
10/10/2011 OSAKA Q - R16 6
12/09/2011 QUEBEC CITY Q - Q 10
06/06/2011 BIRMINGHAM Q - R16 6
09/01/2011 HOBART Q - R32 1
13/09/2010 QUEBEC CITY Q - Q 10
05/04/2010 PONTE VEDRA BEACH Q - R16 6
01/03/2010 MONTERREY Q - R16 6
Date Tournament Round Points
12/10/2009 OSAKA Q - Q 10
14/09/2009 GUANGZHOU Q 30
08/06/2009 BIRMINGHAM Q - R16 6
04/05/2009 ESTORIL Q - R32 1
06/04/2009 PONTE VEDRA BEACH Q - R16 6

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
27/10/2008 QUEBEC CITY Q - R16 3
28/07/2008 MONTREAL Q - R32 10
21/07/2008 LOS ANGELES Q 10
14/07/2008 STANFORD Q - R16 5
09/06/2008 BIRMINGHAM Q - R32 1
12/03/2008 INDIAN WELLS Q - R64 1
29/10/2007 QUEBEC CITY S 8
01/10/2007 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN S 28
24/09/2007 SEOUL S 7
17/09/2007 BEIJING S 50
Date Tournament Round Points
10/09/2007 BALI Q - R16 1
16/07/2007 CINCINNATI R32 1
11/06/2007 BIRMINGHAM R64 1
21/05/2007 STRASBOURG Q - Q 4
09/04/2007 CHARLESTON Q - R32 1
07/03/2007 INDIAN WELLS Q - R64 1
18/02/2007 MEMPHIS S 28
30/01/2007 TOKYO - PAN PACIFIC Q - R32 1
07/01/2007 HOBART Q - R32 1
30/10/2006 QUEBEC CITY Q 16
Date Tournament Round Points
02/10/2006 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN Q - R16 2
18/09/2006 KOLKATA R16 16
17/07/2006 CINCINNATI S 23
19/02/2006 MEMPHIS Q - R32 1
02/01/2006 AUCKLAND Q - R32 1
31/10/2005 QUEBEC CITY R32 1
10/10/2005 BANGKOK R32 1
03/10/2005 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN R32 1
26/09/2005 SEOUL R32 1
21/08/2005 NEW HAVEN Q - R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
08/08/2005 LOS ANGELES R64 1
01/08/2005 SAN DIEGO R64 1
18/07/2005 CINCINNATI R32 1
13/06/2005 EASTBOURNE Q - R32 1
06/06/2005 BIRMINGHAM R64 1
16/05/2005 STRASBOURG Q - R32 1
09/05/2005 ROME Q - R32 1
23/03/2005 MIAMI R64 27
09/03/2005 INDIAN WELLS R64 20
13/02/2005 MEMPHIS R16 24
Date Tournament Round Points
09/01/2005 HOBART R16 18
02/01/2005 AUCKLAND R32 1
01/11/2004 QUEBEC CITY F 118
04/10/2004 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN Q - R16 6
27/09/2004 SEOUL S 57
20/09/2004 BEIJING Q - R32 1
09/08/2004 VANCOUVER R32 1
19/07/2004 LOS ANGELES S 13
12/07/2004 STANFORD Q - R16 1
07/06/2004 BIRMINGHAM Q - R16 4
Date Tournament Round Points
12/04/2004 CHARLESTON Q - R16 10
05/04/2004 CASABLANCA R32 1
10/03/2004 INDIAN WELLS Q - R64 1
15/02/2004 MEMPHIS Q - Q 9
03/02/2004 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q - R32 1
04/01/2004 GOLD COAST Q - R16 6
29/09/2003 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN S 12
15/09/2003 SHANGHAI Q - R16 7
08/09/2003 BALI Q - R32 1
21/07/2003 STANFORD Q - Q 11
Date Tournament Round Points
09/09/2002 WAIKOLOA S 9
22/07/2002 STANFORD Q - R32 1
20/05/2002 MADRID Q - R32 1
15/04/2002 CHARLESTON Q - R32 1
08/04/2002 AMELIA ISLAND Q - R32 1
18/02/2002 DUBAI Q - R32 1
11/02/2002 DOHA Q - R32 1
29/01/2002 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q - R16 9
17/09/2001 QUEBEC CITY S 9
10/09/2001 WAIKOLOA Q - Q 7
Date Tournament Round Points
19/08/2001 NEW HAVEN Q - R32 8
30/07/2001 SAN DIEGO Q - Q 6

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