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Ma. Emilia Salerni

Ma. Emilia Salerni
  • Residence: Rafaela, Argentina
  • Date of Birth: 14 May 1983
  • Birthplace: Rafaela, Argentina
  • Height: 5' 8 1/2" (1.74 m)
  • Weight: 136 1/2 lbs. (62 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro

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Ma. Emilia Salerni Biography

Baseliner who prefers backhand and serve; likes hard and grass courts ... Began playing at age 4 with sister and parents; mother, María Del Carmen Martín, is an accounting teacher; father, Abelardo Salerni, is in public administration; has two brothers, Fernando and Luciano, and two sisters, Mariana and Natalia ... Nickname is Pitu ... Most memorable experience was being at 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney ... Most admires mother because she knows how to love ... Tennis player most admired is Steffi Graf ... Says tennis is a passion inside her ... Favorite city is hometown of Rafaela ... Favorite movie is Sixth Sense and favorite actor is Sean Connery.
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YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 0
WTA Doubles Titles - 2
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 12
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 10
Prize Money $0 $692,277
W/L - Singles - - - 272 - 178
W/L - Doubles - - - 159 - 126
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Results

GETXO

ITF // SPAIN // 22-Jun-2009 // $25,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 453 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Marie-Eve Pelletier (CAN) 327 6-4 7-5
R16 Loss Agustina Lepore (ARG) 275 3-6 6-4 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+8

Prize Money

$490
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
25-Feb-2008 (65) 23-Sep-2002 (45)
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JANUARY - Did not play.

FEBRUARY - Fell 1r at Bogota (as WC, l. to Ani 75 third set); fell in Acapulco qualifying.

MARCH - Won ITF/Lima-PER singles and doubles title (w/Jara Lozano).

APRIL - Fell in Marbella qualifying.

MAY - Reached 2r at Estoril (l. to No.2 seed Kirilenko); fell in Strasbourg qualifying.
1999 - Played first three events of career on ITF Circuit in South America, winning singles titles at all three.

2000 - Played first two Tour main draws, reaching 2r at Olympics (as WC, d. Zvereva in 1r; l. to Schett) and falling 1r at Pattaya City (as qualifier; l. to Kostanic Tosic); fell in Tour qualifying at Kuala Lampur; won four singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2001 - Reached first career Tour singles QF at Casablanca; debuted at Roland Garros (as qualifier; l. to Clijsters in 1r), Wimbledon (l. to Sánchez-Vicario in 1r) and US Open (l. to Huber in 1r); fell in Australian Open qualifying; made Top 100 debut on July 30 (rising from No.102 to No.100; spent one week there); won one ITF Circuit doubles title.

2002 - Reached second Tour singles QF at Bogotá; fell 1r in both Grand Slams played, at Australian Open (on debut as qualifier; l. to Tulyaganova) and US Open (also as qualifier; l. to Black); fell in Roland Garros qualifying; spent four more weeks in Top 100 between February 25 and April 7 (incl. one week at career-high No.95).

2003 - Fell 1r in both Grand Slams played, at Australian Open (as qualifier; l. to Husarova) and US Open (as qualifier; l. to Farina Elia); fell in Roland Garros and Wimbledon qualifying; won first Tour doubles title at Casablanca (w/Dulko); also won two ITF Circuit doubles titles.

2004 - Strong start to season, reaching first Tour singles SF at Hobart (as qualifier, d. Kuznetsova en route; l. to Frazier); missed six months w/elbow injury (underwent surgery); strong results upon return, reaching second Tour singles SF (l. to Sucha) and second Tour doubles title (w/Gullickson), both at Québec City; and winning one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2005 - Best Tour results were 2r finishes at Pattaya City (l. to Li) and US Open (as qualifier; l. to Hantuchova); fell in Roland Garros qualifying.

2006 - Fell in qualifying at first three Grand Slams; won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit (career tallies now stand at nine and six, respectively); withdrew from Bogotá and Acapulco w/right elbow injury and from Guangzhou w/right foot injury.

2007 - First Top 100 finish in season highlighted by third career Tour singles SF at Fes (as qualifier, d. top seed Mirza en route; ret. vs. Wozniak w/right low back sprain) and first Tier II QF at Beijing (as LL; l. to No.6 seed and eventual champion Szavay); on September 24, made Top 100 return (rose from No.113 to No.92 and remained inside Top 100 rest of season; was first time in Top 100 since April 2002, having dropped out of Top 300 since); in four other Tour main draws, reached 2r at Barcelona (as qualifier; l. to No.4 seed Kanepi) and Bad Gastein (l. to No.8 seed Domínguez Lino in 3s) but fell 1r at Guangzhou (l. to No.3 seed Peng) and Bangkok (as qualifier; l. to No.5 seed Cibulkova in 3s); fell in Tour qualifying eight times, incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open; on ITF Circuit, won two singles titles and one doubles title; withdrew from Bali w/right ankle sprain.

2008 - Reached first Tour singles final at Bogota (d. No.2 seed Cornet en route, falling to qualifier Llagostera Vives); fell 1r seven times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros) and in Tour qualifying three times; withdrew from all post-Roland Garros events w/right foot injury.
SINGLES
Winner: 2009 - ITF/Lima-PER; 2007 - ITF/La Palma-ESP, ITF/Cuneo-ITA; 2006 - ITF/Midland, MI-USA; 2004 - ITF/Ashland, KY-USA; 2000 - ITF/San Severo-ITA, ITF/Caserta-ITA, ITF/Horb-GER, ITF/Ettenheim-GER; 1999 - ITF/Asunción-PAR, ITF/Montevideo-URU, ITF/Santiago-CHI.
Finalist (1): 2008 - Bogota.
Semifinalist (2): 2004 - Hobart, Québec City.
Quarterfinalist (3): 2007 - Beijing; 2002 - Bogotá; 2001 - Casablanca.

DOUBLES
Winner (2): 2009 - ITF/Lima-PER (w/Jara Lozano); 2007 - ITF/Monzon-ESP (w/Cabeza Candela); 2006 - ITF/Rockford, IL-USA (w/Alves); 2004 - Québec City (w/Gullickson), ITF/Ashland, KY-USA (w/Kloesel); 2003 - Casablanca, ITF/Bromma-SWE (both w/Dulko), ITF/Galatina-ITA (w/Parra Santonja); 2001 - ITF/Orbetello-ITA (w/Tarabini); 2000 - ITF/Horb-GER (w/Bandurowska).
Finalist (4): 2005 - Cincinnati (w/Peschke); 2002 - Amelia Island (w/Svensson), Québec City (w/Zuluaga); 2001 - Casablanca (w/Martínez Sánchez).

ADDITIONAL
Argentine Fed Cup Team, 2000-03, 2005, 2008; Argentine Olympic Team, 2000.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 0
WTA Doubles Titles - 2
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 12
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 10
Prize Money $0 $692,277
W/L - Singles - - - 272 - 178
W/L - Doubles - - - 159 - 126

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
0 / 3 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - 1r - - - - 1r 1r
0 / 3 FRENCH OPEN 1r 1r - - - - - -
0 / 1 WIMBLEDON - - - - - - - -
1 / 4 US OPEN - - - - 2r - 1r 1r
W/L   2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995
0 / 3 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - - - - - -
0 / 3 FRENCH OPEN 1r - - - - - -
0 / 1 WIMBLEDON 1r - - - - - -
1 / 4 US OPEN 1r - - - - - -

Doubles

W/L   2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
2 / 5 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - 1r - 1r - 1r 2r 2r
4 / 7 FRENCH OPEN 2r 1r - 2r 2r - 2r 1r
0 / 3 WIMBLEDON - - - 1r - - 1r -
4 / 3 US OPEN - - - - 1r - - 3r
W/L   2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995
2 / 5 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - - - - - -
4 / 7 FRENCH OPEN 1r - - - - - -
0 / 3 WIMBLEDON 1r - - - - - -
4 / 3 US OPEN 3r - - - - - -

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Ma. Emilia Salerni Results

  • Singles
    Doubles

GETXO

ITF // SPAIN // 22-Jun-2009 // $25,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 453 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Marie-Eve Pelletier (CAN) 327 6-4 7-5
R16 Loss Agustina Lepore (ARG) 275 3-6 6-4 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+8

Prize Money

$490

MONTPELLIER

ITF // FRANCE // 15-Jun-2009 // $25,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 489 // Seed/Entry: /Q

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Win Teliana Pereira (BRA) 718 6-2 6-3
Q-R16 Win Karina Pimkina (RUS) - 6-4 6-2
R32 Win [8] Margalita Chakhnashvili-Ranzinger (GEO) 253 7-6 (5) 6-0
R16 Win [Q] Erica Krauth (ARG) 1047 6-2 6-2 W/O
Q Win [3] Laura Siegemund (GER) 222 6-2 6-4
S Win [Q] Maria Irigoyen (ARG) 366 6-4 6-3
F Loss [W] Anais Laurendon (FRA) 642 6-3 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+35

Prize Money

$1,666

MARSEILLE

ITF // FRANCE // 08-Jun-2009 // $100,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 489 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 131 7-6 (2) 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$868

GALATINA

ITF // ITALY // 01-Jun-2009 // $25,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 486 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Win Cristiana Marotta (ITA) - 6-1 6-0
Q-R16 Win Carolina Pillot (ITA) - 6-0 6-1
R32 Win [W] Federica Di Sarra (ITA) 432 6-3 4-6 6-4
R16 Loss [1] Rossana De Los Rios (PAR) 105 6-3 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+9

Prize Money

$490

FRENCH OPEN

Grand Slam // FRANCE // 24-May-2009 // $10,009,638 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 486 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss Kristina Barrois (GER) 74 3-6 6-1 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+5

Prize Money

$21,191

STRASBOURG

WTA // FRANCE // 18-May-2009 // $220,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 489 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss [W] Jasmin Woehr (GER) - 0-6 7-6 (9) 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$265

ESTORIL

WTA // PORTUGAL // 04-May-2009 // $220,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Julie Coin (FRA) 67 6-4 6-4
R16 Loss [2] Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 37 6-3 6-0

WTA Rankings PTS

+30

Prize Money

$2,950

TORRENT

ITF // SPAIN // 20-Apr-2009 // $10,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/8Q/16D // Rank: 673 // Seed/Entry: /W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win [Q] Nuria Parrizas Diaz (ESP) 803 6-0 6-0
R16 Loss [3] Nicole Clerico (ITA) 462 6-7 (1) 7-5 7-6 (7)

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$196

MARBELLA

WTA // SPAIN // 06-Apr-2009 // $500,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Win Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 205 6-4 6-2
Q-R16 Loss [1] Masa Zec-Peskiric (SLO) 125 6-1 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+6

Prize Money

$722

LIMA 2

ITF // PERU // 23-Mar-2009 // $10,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/8Q/16D // Rank: 800 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win [4] Tatiana Bua (ARG) 425 6-1 6-1
R16 Loss Carla Tiene (BRA) 628 1-6 6-3 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$196

LIMA

ITF // PERU // 16-Mar-2009 // $10,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/8Q/16D // Rank: 769 // Seed/Entry: /Q

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win [4] Tatiana Bua (ARG) 426 6-4 6-2
R16 Win Ingrid Vargas Calvo (PER) 558 6-1 6-0
Q Win [Q] Emilia Yorio (ARG) 692 6-3 6-3
S Win Andrea Koch-Benvenuto (CHI) 642 7-6 (2) 6-1
F Win [Q] Lucia Jara Lozano (ARG) 837 6-2 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+12

Prize Money

$1,568

ACAPULCO

WTA // MEXICO // 23-Feb-2009 // $220,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q-R32 Loss [1] Agnes Szavay (HUN) 28 6-3 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$265

BOGOTA

WTA // COLOMBIA // 16-Feb-2009 // $220,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Maret Ani (EST) 111 5-7 6-2 7-5

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$1,725

CALI

ITF // COLOMBIA // 09-Feb-2009 // $50,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 239 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Lenka Wienerova (SVK) 174 6-3 6-1
R16 Loss Polona Hercog (SLO) 236 6-2 4-6 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+10

Prize Money

$760

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
24/05/2009 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
25/05/2008 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
14/01/2008 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
27/08/2007 US OPEN Q - R64 15
25/06/2007 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 15
15/01/2007 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
26/06/2006 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 15
28/05/2006 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
16/01/2006 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
29/08/2005 US OPEN R16 89
Date Tournament Round Points
23/05/2005 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
25/08/2003 US OPEN R16 38
23/06/2003 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
26/05/2003 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 17
13/01/2003 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 42
26/08/2002 US OPEN R16 42
27/05/2002 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 17
14/01/2002 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 38
27/08/2001 US OPEN R128 2
25/06/2001 WIMBLEDON R128 2
Date Tournament Round Points
28/05/2001 FRENCH OPEN R16 34
15/01/2001 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 14
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2009 334 173
2008 240 321
2007 91 146
2006 217 162
2005 148 53
2004 114 141
2003 173 76
2002 127 53
2001 123 63
2000 206 185
1999 460 185
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
25-Feb-2008 (65) 23-Sep-2002 (45)

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Ranking Points
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Rankings Breakdown

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Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
24/05/2009 FRENCH OPEN R128 5
25/05/2008 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
14/01/2008 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
27/08/2007 US OPEN Q - R64 15
25/06/2007 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 15
15/01/2007 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
26/06/2006 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 15
28/05/2006 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
16/01/2006 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
29/08/2005 US OPEN R16 89
Date Tournament Round Points
23/05/2005 FRENCH OPEN Q - R128 2
25/08/2003 US OPEN R16 38
23/06/2003 WIMBLEDON Q - R128 2
26/05/2003 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 17
13/01/2003 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 42
26/08/2002 US OPEN R16 42
27/05/2002 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 17
14/01/2002 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 38
27/08/2001 US OPEN R128 2
25/06/2001 WIMBLEDON R128 2
Date Tournament Round Points
28/05/2001 FRENCH OPEN R16 34
15/01/2001 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 14

Premier Events

Date Tournament Round Points

Internationals

Date Tournament Round Points
18/05/2009 STRASBOURG Q - R32 1
04/05/2009 ESTORIL R16 30
06/04/2009 MARBELLA Q - R16 6
23/02/2009 ACAPULCO Q - R32 1
16/02/2009 BOGOTA R32 1

Fed Cup

Date Tournament Round Points
02/02/2008 FED CUP WEEK 1 - WORLD GROUP 2 R1 0
23/04/2005 FED CUP WEEK 1 R1 0
25/04/2003 FED CUP WEEK 1 R1 0

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
14/04/2008 CHARLESTON R64 1
07/04/2008 AMELIA ISLAND R64 1
26/03/2008 MIAMI Q - R64 1
12/03/2008 INDIAN WELLS R128 1
25/02/2008 ACAPULCO R32 1
18/02/2008 BOGOTA F 100
11/02/2008 VINA DEL MAR R32 1
06/01/2008 HOBART Q - Q 3
31/12/2007 AUCKLAND Q - R16 2
22/10/2007 LINZ Q - R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
15/10/2007 ZURICH Q - R32 1
08/10/2007 BANGKOK S 8
01/10/2007 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN Q - R32 1
24/09/2007 GUANGZHOU R32 1
17/09/2007 BEIJING Q 70
23/07/2007 BAD GASTEIN R16 20
11/06/2007 BARCELONA S 22
14/05/2007 FES S 57
26/02/2007 DOHA Q - Q 10
19/02/2007 DUBAI Q - R16 5
Date Tournament Round Points
14/08/2006 MONTREAL Q - R32 6
07/08/2006 LOS ANGELES Q - R16 4
12/06/2006 BIRMINGHAM Q - R32 1
22/05/2006 STRASBOURG Q - R32 1
08/05/2006 BERLIN Q - R32 1
01/05/2006 ESTORIL Q - R32 1
10/04/2006 CHARLESTON Q - R32 1
08/03/2006 INDIAN WELLS Q - R64 1
08/01/2006 HOBART Q - R32 1
31/10/2005 QUEBEC CITY R16 17
Date Tournament Round Points
24/10/2005 HASSELT R32 1
10/10/2005 MOSCOW Q - R32 1
03/10/2005 TASHKENT R32 1
26/09/2005 LUXEMBOURG Q - Q 11
19/09/2005 KOLKATA R32 1
15/08/2005 TORONTO R16 15
08/08/2005 LOS ANGELES Q 11
01/08/2005 SAN DIEGO Q 17
18/07/2005 CINCINNATI S 9
23/03/2005 MIAMI Q - R32 12
Date Tournament Round Points
09/03/2005 INDIAN WELLS R16 16
21/02/2005 ACAPULCO R32 1
14/02/2005 BOGOTA R32 1
07/02/2005 HYDERABAD R16 16
31/01/2005 PATTAYA CITY R32 1
01/11/2004 QUEBEC CITY S 61
15/02/2004 MEMPHIS R16 20
11/01/2004 HOBART S 80
14/04/2003 BUDAPEST Q - R32 1
07/04/2003 ESTORIL S 12
Date Tournament Round Points
31/03/2003 CASABLANCA Q 5
05/03/2003 INDIAN WELLS Q - R64 1
24/02/2003 ACAPULCO R32 1
17/02/2003 BOGOTA R32 1
05/01/2003 SYDNEY Q - R16 5
30/12/2002 AUCKLAND Q - R32 1
21/10/2002 LUXEMBOURG R32 1
14/10/2002 BRATISLAVA Q - R16 2
16/09/2002 QUEBEC CITY R32 1
09/09/2002 BAHIA Q - R16 5
Date Tournament Round Points
13/05/2002 ROME Q - R64 1
06/05/2002 WARSAW R32 1
08/04/2002 AMELIA ISLAND Q - R16 6
01/04/2002 SARASOTA Q - Q 10
20/03/2002 MIAMI Q - R64 1
06/03/2002 INDIAN WELLS Q - R32 8
25/02/2002 ACAPULCO S 32
18/02/2002 BOGOTA Q 39
29/01/2002 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) R32 1
06/01/2002 SYDNEY Q - Q 13
Date Tournament Round Points
31/12/2001 AUCKLAND Q - Q 10
22/10/2001 LUXEMBOURG S 23
14/10/2001 ZURICH Q - R32 1
10/09/2001 BAHIA S 14
19/08/2001 NEW HAVEN Q - R64 1
13/08/2001 TORONTO Q - R32 1
23/07/2001 CASABLANCA Q 28
09/07/2001 PALERMO R32 1
14/05/2001 ROME Q - R16 13
16/04/2001 CHARLESTON R32 30
Date Tournament Round Points
09/04/2001 AMELIA ISLAND S 62
26/02/2001 ACAPULCO Q - Q 9
19/02/2001 BOGOTA R32 1
31/12/2000 AUCKLAND R16 18
06/11/2000 KUALA LUMPUR Q - Q 9

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