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Coached by Albert Molina ... Began playing tennis at age 10 ... Prefers clay courts; best shot is forehand ... Father, Salvador Martfnez, is an engineer; mother, Conchita Granados, is a housewife; has a sister, Sandra Martfnez, who is studying physiotherapy ... Admires her parents because they are great and always help her ... Hobbies are going to the cinema and listening to music.

Career Highlights

Winner: 2005 - ITF/Marseille-FRA, ITF/Sevilla-ESP; 2002 - ITF/Maglie-ITA, ITF/Bromma-SWE, ITF/Marseille-FRA; 2001 - ITF/Saltillo-MEX 1, ITF/Sao Jose Dos Campos-BRA; 2000 - ITF/Granada-ESP; 1997 - ITF/Vigo-ESP, ITF/Mallorca 4-ESP; 1996 - ITF/Zaragoza-ESP; 1995 - ITF/Wezel-BEL.
Semifinalist (2): 1999 - Bol; 1998 - Bogotß.

Winner: 2006 - ITF/Marseille-FRA (w/Martfnez Sanchez).
Finalist (3): 2005 - Acapulco (w/Andres Rodrfguez); 2003 - Budapest (w/Perebiynis); 2002 - Casablanca (w/Dulko).
Semifinalist (5): 2006 - Bogotß (w/Martfnez Sanchez); 2004 - Bogotß (w/Martfnez Sanchez); 2002 - Acapulco (w/Domfnguez Lino); 2000 - Bogotß, Estoril (both w/Andres).

Career in Review

1992 - Debuted on ITF Circuit, reaching QF at third career event (l. to Sußrez); lost 1r in Barcelona qualifying, and would not try to qualify at another Tour event for six more years.
1993-1994 - Duplicated results during these two years, winning one match in four ITF starts both times.
1995 - Captured first pro title at ITF/Wezel-BEL.
1996 - Won ITF/Zaragoza-ESP.
1997 - Won ITF/Vigo-ESP and ITF/Mallorca 4-ESP.
1998 - Debuted on Tour at Bogotß and reached SF; reached one ITF Circuit final at ITF/Santiago 2-CHI; Top 100 debut on October 19 at No.95.
1999 - Grand Slam debut at Australian Open (l. 1r to Appelmans); second Tour SF at Bol (l. to Morariu).
2000 - Won fifth career title at ITF/Granada-ESP; reached first Tour doubles SF at Estoril and Bogotß (both w/Andres).
2001 - Qualified for first Roland Garros; won ITF/Saltillo 1-MEX and ITF/Sao Jose dos Campos-BRA.
2002 - First Top 100 finish; scored career-best win at a Grand Slam after qualifying for Roland Garros, d. No.14 Shaughnessy en route to second consecutive 2r; first doubles final at Casablanca (w/Dulko) and Acapulco SF (w/Domfnguez).
2003 - Reached first Tour singles final at Bol (l. to Zvonareva) and afterwards (May 5), reached career-high ranking of No.66; QF at Bogotß (l. to Sußrez); reached Budapest doubles final (w/Perebiynis); SF at ITF/Girona-ESP and won two ITF Circuit doubles titles.
2004 - Reached QF at Bogotß (l. to Loit in 3s); 1r at Australian Open (l. to Sharapova) and Roland Garros; failed to qualify at Wimbledon and US Open; doubles SF at Bogotß (w/MJ.Martfnez); on ITF Circuit, reached two doubles finals, winning one, also one singles final.
2005 - Season highlighted by 2r finishes at Tier III Bogotß (unseeded, d. No.6 seed Parra Santonja; l. to Gagliardi) and Tier IV Palermo (l. to eventual champion Medina Garrigues); fell in qualifying at all four Grand Slams; reached third career Tour doubles final at Acapulco (w/Andres Rodrfguez); solid year on ITF Circuit, capturing 11th and 12th career singles titles at $50K ITF/Marseille-FRA (d. Loit in QF, Pelletier in final) and $25K ITF/Sevilla-ESP (d. Timotic in final), also 16th doubles title.