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Fabiola Zuluaga

Fabiola Zuluaga
  • Residence: Bogota, Colombia
  • Date of Birth: 07 Jan 1979
  • Birthplace: Cucuta, Colombia
  • Height: 5' 7 3/4'' (1.72 m)
  • Weight: 141 lbs. (64 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (February 2, 1994)
  • Pronounced: fa-bee-OH-lah zoo-loo-AH-gah

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Fabiola Zuluaga Biography

Coached by Ricardo Sanchez ... Mother introduced her to tennis at age seven; in Bogota, became a member of the Colsanitas Tennis Team ... Baseliner who prefers clay courts; serve is strongest shot ... Mother, Amelia Amado, father, Arles Zuluaga, and brother, Luis, are all certified public accountants ... On December 11, 2004 will marry fiancee Julian Garcia (a journalist) in Cucuta ... Grew up admiring Gabriela Sabatini ... Enjoys playing golf, bowling and soccer in her free time ... Favorite colour is black ... Likes to read a lot of Spanish drama novels while on the road and listen to Colombian music ... Favorite movie is "Stepmom" ... Proudest moment of her career to date was reaching 2004 Australian Open SF, being the first man or woman from Colombia to do so at a Grand Slam.
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YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 5
WTA Doubles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 9
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 2
Prize Money $0 $1,358,668
W/L - Singles - - - 298 - 189
W/L - Doubles - - - 51 - 56
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Results

US OPEN

Grand Slam // USA // 29-Aug-2005 // $7,147,042 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 58 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win [W] Ashley Harkleroad (USA) 129 6-0 3-0 RET
R64 Loss [4] Kim Clijsters (BEL) 4 7-5 6-0

WTA Rankings PTS

+38

Prize Money

$22,811
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
17-Jan-2005 (16) 01-Feb-1999 (128)
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1993 - Made ITF Circuit debut in hometown event, ITF/Bogota-COL (reached 2r)
1994 - In second pro event, reached final of ITF/Bogota-COL; ranked No. 565, qualified for Los Angeles in Tour debut
1995 - Won first professional singles title at ITF/Cali-COL
1996 - Won ITF/Bogota-COL and ITF/Byton-POL; qualified for Amelia Island
1997 - Successfully defended ITF/Bogota-COL title; played first Grand Slam qualifying at Roland Garros
1998 - First Top 100 finish; in hometown of Bogota, reached first Tour QF (l. to eventual champion Sußrez in 3s) and later in year won ITF Circuit event there for third straight year, along with two other ITF Circuit titles; made Grand Slam debut by qualifying for US Open, reaching 2r; on September 28, broke into Top 100 at No. 99
1999 - First Top 50 finish; seeded No. 5 in hometown of Bogota, won first Tour singles title (d. Papadaki in final); broke into Top 50 on May 10 at No. 50; played three Grand Slams, reaching Roland Garros 3r on debut; reached Amelia Island QF and Miami 3r; ended season with 10-match win streak, collecting second Tour crown at Sao Paulo (d. Wartusch in final 75 third set) and defending ITF/Cali-COL title
2000 - Reached career-high ranking of No. 31 on July 10; as a qualifier at Rome, d. world No. 14 Halard-Decugis (first Top 20 win) and No. 6 Tauziat (first Top 10 win) en route to first Tier I SF; ranking jumped from No. 69 to No. 41; the following week, reached Madrid final (l. to Leon Garcia), improving ranking from No. 69 to No. 34 in two-week period; at Roland Garros, d. world No. 16 Capriati in 1r, retiring in third set of 3r vs. Zvereva due to viral illness that kept her out of Wimbledon; at Sydney Olympics, in first match after illness, d. No. 9 seed Mauresmo en route to 3r
2001 - Missed most of the 2001 season due to two right shoulder surgeries for a rotator cuff injury and a fracture; in first tournament back in October, won ITF/Hallandale Beach-USA
2002 - Ranked No. 285 and playing in first Tour event since 2000 Quebec City, received WC into Bogota (site of her first career title in 1999) and won tournament for second time in four years, not dropping a set en route (d. Srebotnik in final) and became lowest-ranked player to win a Tour singles title in 2002; reached SF at Madrid; reached second career Tier I QF at Canadian Open (l. to eventual champion Mauresmo); at Quebec City, reached career-first doubles final (w/Salerni)
2003 - First Top 40 finish; won hometown tournament in Bogota for third time (d. Medina Garrigues in final); played all four Grand Slams in a season for the first time; reached QF at Warsaw (d. world No. 9 Hantuchova for second Top 10 win) and 3r at Berlin (as a qualifier; d. No. 19 Shaughnessy, returning to Top 50 first time since February 2000), Roland Garros, Canadian Open and US Open (best-ever result there); on August 11, reached No. 35, highest rank since September 2000
2004 - Career-best season highlighted by first Grand Slam SF debut and winning fifth career WTA Tour title at Bogota; as No.32 seed at Australian Open, received QF w/o from Mauresmo (back injury) to become first Colombian player to reach Grand Slam SF (l. to eventual champion Henin-Hardenne) and with Schnyder, marked first time in 26 years two non-Top 16 seeds reached SF in same draw; as top seed, won fourth Bogota title (1999, 2002, 2003), d. No.2 seed Sanchez Lorenzo in 3s in final (became first player to win an event three years in a row since Clijsters at Luxembourg, 2001-2003); reached QF at Hobart (l. to Asagoe), Indian Wells (l. to Dechy û afterwards on March 22, made Top 20 debut at No.20), Berlin (d. No.12 Zvonareva and No.10 Sugiyama en route, l. to Sprem) and Filderstadt (l. to Kuznetsova); made 4r at Roland Garros (l. to V.Williams); represented Colombia at Olympics in singles (d. No.7 seed Suarez in 2r, l. in 3r to Schiavone) and in doubles (w/Castano, l. 2r); passed $1 million in career earnings; withdrew from Amelia Island with right shoulder injury, and ret. during 1r vs. Suarez at Rome with lower back strain.
2005 - Season highlighted by SF finish at Bogota (as top seed, l. to qualifier Dominguez Lino; had won 17 straight matches at the event prior to that loss) and QF finish at Sydney (d. world No.11 Zvonareva en route, falling to Molik; afterwards on January 17, moved to career-best singles ranking of No.16); reached 4r at Indian Wells (as No.19 seed, d. No.13 seed Hantuchova en route; l. to Sharapova 75 third set) and 3r at Miami (l. to V.Williams); 2r four other times, incl. Australian Open (as No.17 seed, upset by Groenefeld), Roland Garros (l. to V.Williams in 3s) and US Open (l. to No.4 seed and eventual champion Clijsters 75 60); missed Amelia Island w/illness, withdrew from Luxembourg due to right shoulder injury.
SINGLES
Winner (5): 2004 - Bogota; 2003 - Bogota; 2002 - Bogota; 2001 - ITF/Hallandale Beach-USA; 1999 - Bogota, Sao Paulo, ITF/Cali-COL; 1998 - ITF/Orbetello-ITA, ITF/Cali-COL, ITF/Bogota-COL; 1997 - ITF/Bogota-COL; 1996 - ITF/Bogota-COL, ITF/Bytom-POL; 1995 - ITF/Cali-COL.
Finalist (1): 2000 - Madrid.
Semifinalist (4): 2005 - Bogota; 2004 - Australian Open; 2002 - Madrid; 2000 - Rome.

DOUBLES
Finalist (1): 2002 - Quebec City (w/Salerni).
Semifinalist (3): 2004 - Warsaw (w/Daniilidou); 2003 - Bogota (w/Sußrez); 1998 - Bogota (w/Mesa).

ADDITIONAL
Colombian Fed Cup Team 1995-2000, 2003. Colombian Olympic Team 2000, 2004.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 5
WTA Doubles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 9
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 2
Prize Money $0 $1,358,668
W/L - Singles - - - 298 - 189
W/L - Doubles - - - 51 - 56

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
7 / 4 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2r SF 1r - - 2r - -
10 / 6 FRENCH OPEN 2r 4r 3r 1r - 3r 3r -
1 / 3 WIMBLEDON - 1r 2r - - - 1r -
8 / 6 US OPEN 2r 3r 3r 2r - - 2r 2r

Doubles

W/L   2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
0 / 1 FRENCH OPEN - 1r - - - - - -

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Fabiola Zuluaga Results

  • Singles
    Doubles

US OPEN

Grand Slam // USA // 29-Aug-2005 // $7,147,042 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 58 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win [W] Ashley Harkleroad (USA) 129 6-0 3-0 RET
R64 Loss [4] Kim Clijsters (BEL) 4 7-5 6-0

WTA Rankings PTS

+38

Prize Money

$22,811

TORONTO

WTA // CANADA // 15-Aug-2005 // $1,300,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/64Q/32D // Rank: 48 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 Loss [10] Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 15 6-2 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$3,200

LOS ANGELES

WTA // USA // 08-Aug-2005 // $585,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/16D // Rank: 49 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 Loss [14] Gisela Dulko (ARG) 36 6-3 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$1,675

SAN DIEGO

WTA // USA // 01-Aug-2005 // $1,300,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/32D // Rank: 45 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 Loss Iveta Melzer (CZE) 54 6-2 3-6 7-5

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$3,325

FRENCH OPEN

Grand Slam // FRANCE // 23-May-2005 // $5,301,154 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 40 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win [Q] Libuse Prusova (CZE) 178 6-1 6-0
R64 Loss [11] Venus Williams (USA) 13 6-3 3-6 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+38

Prize Money

$22,525

ROME

WTA // ITALY // 09-May-2005 // $1,300,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/32D // Rank: 38 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 Loss [Q] Mara Santangelo (ITA) 156 6-2 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$3,325

BERLIN

WTA // GERMANY // 02-May-2005 // $1,300,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/32D // Rank: 29 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 Loss Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 48 6-3 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$3,325

CHARLESTON

WTA // USA // 11-Apr-2005 // $1,300,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 64M/32Q/32D // Rank: 29 // Seed/Entry: 16/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R64 Win [Q] Severine Beltrame (FRA) 91 6-3 6-4
R32 Loss [Q] Viktoriya Kutuzova (UKR) 270 6-3 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+25

Prize Money

$6,500

MIAMI

WTA // USA // 23-Mar-2005 // $3,115,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/64Q/32D // Rank: 30 // Seed/Entry: 25/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 BYE
R64 Win Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 43 7-5 6-1
R32 Loss [8] Venus Williams (USA) 9 6-2 6-0

WTA Rankings PTS

+31

Prize Money

$15,850

INDIAN WELLS

WTA // USA // 09-Mar-2005 // $2,100,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/64Q/32D // Rank: 28 // Seed/Entry: 19/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 BYE
R64 Win Maria Sanchez Lorenzo (ESP) 90 6-2 7-5
R32 Win [13] Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 22 6-3 6-2
R16 Loss [3] Maria Sharapova (RUS) 3 4-6 6-2 7-5

WTA Rankings PTS

+45

Prize Money

$19,350

BOGOTA

WTA // COLOMBIA // 14-Feb-2005 // $170,000 // Clay (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 24 // Seed/Entry: 1/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win Marie-Eve Pelletier (CAN) 122 6-1 6-1
R16 Win Mariana Diaz-Oliva (ARG) 96 6-2 6-1
Q Win Catalina Castano (COL) 118 6-2 6-1
S Loss [Q] Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP) 196 7-6 (7) 7-6 (3)

WTA Rankings PTS

+55

Prize Money

$7,400

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Grand Slam // AUSTRALIA // 17-Jan-2005 // $5,952,601 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/128Q/64D // Rank: 16 // Seed/Entry: 17/MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win Selima Sfar (TUN) 119 6-3 7-5
R64 Loss Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) 71 6-2 7-6 (2)

WTA Rankings PTS

+38

Prize Money

$19,179

SYDNEY

WTA // AUSTRALIA // 09-Jan-2005 // $585,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 22 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Win [L] Denisa Chladkova (CZE) 49 6-2 6-4
R16 Win [4] Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 11 7-6 (7) 6-3
Q Loss [6] Alicia Molik (AUS) 12 6-1 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+49

Prize Money

$14,100

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
29/08/2005 US OPEN R64 42
23/05/2005 FRENCH OPEN R64 42
17/01/2005 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 46
30/08/2004 US OPEN R32 80
21/06/2004 WIMBLEDON R128 2
24/05/2004 FRENCH OPEN R16 142
19/01/2004 AUSTRALIAN OPEN S 332
25/08/2003 US OPEN R32 80
23/06/2003 WIMBLEDON R64 48
26/05/2003 FRENCH OPEN R32 106
Date Tournament Round Points
13/01/2003 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
26/08/2002 US OPEN R16 78
27/05/2002 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
29/05/2000 FRENCH OPEN R32 122
17/01/2000 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 72
30/08/1999 US OPEN R64 28
21/06/1999 WIMBLEDON R128 2
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN R32 82
31/08/1998 US OPEN R16 75
22/06/1998 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 2
Date Tournament Round Points
25/05/1998 FRENCH OPEN Q - R32 10
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 2
26/05/1997 FRENCH OPEN Q - R16 18
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2005 84 -
2004 23 187
2003 38 188
2002 74 204
2001 277 -
2000 42 231
1999 48 386
1998 95 146
1997 208 356
1996 138 351
1995 292 0
1994 398 0
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
17-Jan-2005 (16) 01-Feb-1999 (128)

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Ranking Points
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Rankings Breakdown

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    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
29/08/2005 US OPEN R64 42
23/05/2005 FRENCH OPEN R64 42
17/01/2005 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 46
30/08/2004 US OPEN R32 80
21/06/2004 WIMBLEDON R128 2
24/05/2004 FRENCH OPEN R16 142
19/01/2004 AUSTRALIAN OPEN S 332
25/08/2003 US OPEN R32 80
23/06/2003 WIMBLEDON R64 48
26/05/2003 FRENCH OPEN R32 106
Date Tournament Round Points
13/01/2003 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
26/08/2002 US OPEN R16 78
27/05/2002 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
29/05/2000 FRENCH OPEN R32 122
17/01/2000 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 72
30/08/1999 US OPEN R64 28
21/06/1999 WIMBLEDON R128 2
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN R32 82
31/08/1998 US OPEN R16 75
22/06/1998 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 2
Date Tournament Round Points
25/05/1998 FRENCH OPEN Q - R32 10
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 2
26/05/1997 FRENCH OPEN Q - R16 18

Fed Cup

Date Tournament Round Points
26/04/2003 FED CUP WEEK 1 R1 0

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
15/08/2005 TORONTO R64 1
08/08/2005 LOS ANGELES R64 1
01/08/2005 SAN DIEGO R64 1
09/05/2005 ROME R64 1
02/05/2005 BERLIN R64 1
11/04/2005 CHARLESTON R32 29
23/03/2005 MIAMI R32 41
09/03/2005 INDIAN WELLS R16 72
14/02/2005 BOGOTA S 65
09/01/2005 SYDNEY Q 94
Date Tournament Round Points
25/10/2004 LINZ R32 1
17/10/2004 ZURICH R16 57
11/10/2004 MOSCOW R32 1
04/10/2004 FILDERSTADT S 111
02/08/2004 MONTREAL R32 35
25/07/2004 SAN DIEGO R64 1
19/07/2004 LOS ANGELES R64 1
14/06/2004 EASTBOURNE R32 1
10/05/2004 ROME R64 1
03/05/2004 BERLIN Q 154
Date Tournament Round Points
26/04/2004 WARSAW R16 33
12/04/2004 CHARLESTON R64 1
24/03/2004 MIAMI R64 1
10/03/2004 INDIAN WELLS Q 101
23/02/2004 BOGOTA W 138
11/01/2004 HOBART Q 28
12/10/2003 ZURICH Q - R32 1
06/10/2003 FILDERSTADT S 39
29/09/2003 MOSCOW Q - Q 14
22/09/2003 LEIPZIG R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
11/08/2003 TORONTO R16 67
04/08/2003 LOS ANGELES R32 24
19/05/2003 MADRID R16 24
12/05/2003 ROME R16 56
05/05/2003 BERLIN R16 90
28/04/2003 WARSAW Q 99
19/03/2003 MIAMI R64 24
05/03/2003 INDIAN WELLS R64 24
24/02/2003 ACAPULCO R32 1
17/02/2003 BOGOTA W 143
Date Tournament Round Points
05/01/2003 CANBERRA R32 1
29/12/2002 GOLD COAST R32 1
16/09/2002 QUEBEC CITY R16 20
09/09/2002 BAHIA S 22
12/08/2002 MONTREAL Q 97
04/08/2002 LOS ANGELES R64 1
10/06/2002 TASHKENT R32 1
20/05/2002 MADRID S 76
13/05/2002 ROME R64 1
08/04/2002 AMELIA ISLAND R64 1
Date Tournament Round Points
01/04/2002 SARASOTA R32 1
20/03/2002 MIAMI R128 1
18/02/2002 BOGOTA W 155
30/10/2000 QUEBEC CITY Q 47
09/10/2000 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN R16 26
02/10/2000 TOKYO (TOYOTA) R32 1
21/08/2000 NEW HAVEN R16 30
14/08/2000 MONTREAL R64 1
07/08/2000 LOS ANGELES Q - R16 5
31/07/2000 SAN DIEGO R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
24/07/2000 STANFORD R32 1
22/05/2000 MADRID F 140
15/05/2000 ROME S 229
08/05/2000 BERLIN R64 1
18/04/2000 HILTON HEAD R64 1
10/04/2000 AMELIA ISLAND R64 1
20/03/2000 MIAMI R64 15
04/10/1999 SAO PAULO W 130
23/08/1999 NEW HAVEN Q - R32 1
16/08/1999 TORONTO Q 10
Date Tournament Round Points
09/08/1999 LOS ANGELES Q - R16 7
02/08/1999 SAN DIEGO S 25
26/07/1999 STANFORD S 49
14/06/1999 EASTBOURNE Q - R16 4
07/06/1999 BIRMINGHAM R32 1
17/05/1999 MADRID R32 1
05/04/1999 AMELIA ISLAND Q 75
29/03/1999 HILTON HEAD R64 1
15/03/1999 MIAMI R32 41
15/02/1999 BOGOTA W 130
Date Tournament Round Points
10/08/1998 LOS ANGELES Q - R32 1
03/08/1998 SAN DIEGO Q - R32 1
13/07/1998 PALERMO Q - R16 1
18/05/1998 MADRID Q - R16 4
06/04/1998 AMELIA ISLAND Q - R32 1
09/03/1998 INDIAN WELLS Q - R16 7
16/02/1998 BOGOTA Q 28
14/07/1997 PALERMO Q 4
07/04/1997 AMELIA ISLAND Q - R32 1
17/03/1997 MIAMI Q - R64 1
Date Tournament Round Points
09/09/1996 KARLOVY VARY Q - Q 4
08/04/1996 AMELIA ISLAND Q 7
06/11/1995 PHILADELPHIA R32 28
07/08/1995 LOS ANGELES Q - R16 0
08/05/1995 PRAGUE Q - Q 0
07/11/1994 PHILADELPHIA Q - R32 0
22/08/1994 SCHENECTADY Q - R32 0
08/08/1994 LOS ANGELES Q 9
21/03/1994 HOUSTON R32 18

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