Maria Jose Gaidano
|Age||43 (25 May 1973)|
|Height||5'7 1/2 (1.71 m)|
|Career Prize Money||$299,016|
|YTD Prize Money|
|Birthplace||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Current Singles Ranking||Current Doubles Ranking|
Started playing tennis at age 6, at a local club; became interested from watching Guillermo Vilas and Jose-Luis Clerc on television in Buenos Aires...Coached by Jorge Todero...Best surface is clay...Parents are Jose and Elsa; sister, Adriana, is a secretary...Graduated from Santa Teresita High School in 1990...Enjoys reading and listening to music (favorite musician is Rod Stewart; favorite song is First Cut is the Deepest)...Favorite movie is Indecent Proposal; favorite actors are Robin Williams, Robert de Niro and Robert Redford; favorite actress is Meryl Streep...Favorite city is Paris.
Winner (0 WTA Tour): 1990 - ITF/Bogota-COL.
Winner (2): 1993 - Belgian Open (w/Bobkova); 1992 - Palermo (w/Cioffi).
Finalist (1): 1997 - Bol (w/Maruska).
Argentine Fed Cup Team 1997.
1990 - Won first pro title at ITF/Bogota-COL; d. Watanabe for title
1993 - As a lucky loser (replacing MJ Fernandez who pulled out with stomach cramps), reached rf of first-ever US Open main draw, advancing further than any qualifier since 1984, and producing better results than the qualifiers who defeated her in qualifying rounds
1995 - World No. 123, reached 3r at 1995 US Open with wins over No. 47 Rittner and No. 41 Gorrochategui