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Personal

Coached by Gonzalo López ... Started playing tennis at age 7 with family ... Prefers hardcourts; favorite shot is backhand down the line ... Father's name is Manuel; mother's name is María José; has an older brother, David, and a younger brother, José Manuel ... Favorite actors are Bruce Willis and Tom Cruise ... Other sports interest is handball ... Favorite tournament is Australian Open.

Career Highlights

SINGLES
Winner (11): 2011 - Oeiras, Palermo; 2009 - Fès; 2008 - Strasbourg; 2007 - Strasbourg; 2006 - Canberra, Palermo; 2005 - Strasbourg, Palermo; 2004 - Palermo; 2001 - Palermo.
Finalist (7): 2011 - Bali; 2009 - Seoul; 2008 - Fès, Portoroz; 2006 - Guangzhou; 2003 - Bogotá; 2002 - Hobart.

DOUBLES
Winner (28): 2016 - Acapulco, Monterrey, Strasbourg (all w/Parra Santonja); 2015 - Antwerp (w/Parra Santonja), Nürnberg (w/H.Chan); 2014 - Florianopolis, Charleston (both w/Shvedova); 2013 - Florianopolis (w/Shvedova), 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Begu), Bastad (w/Zakopalova); 2011 - Bogotá (w/Gallovits-Hall), Budapest (w/Rosolska); 2010 - Fès (w/Benesova), Oeiras (w/Cirstea), Bad Gastein (w/Hradecka); 2009 - Roland Garros (w/Ruano Pascual); 2008 - Hobart, Roland Garros, Portoroz (all w/Ruano Pascual), Beijing (w/Wozniacki); 2007 - Stockholm (w/Ruano Pascual); 2005 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Safina), Portoroz (w/Vinci); 2004 - Palermo (w/Sánchez-Vicario); 2001 - Acapulco, Porto, Bol, Basel (all w/Martínez Sánchez).
Finalist (18): 2015 - Stanford, Luxembourg, Zhuhai (all w/Parra Santonja); 2013 - New Haven (w/Srebotnik); 2012 - Charleston (w/Shvedova); 2010 - Budapest (w/Cirstea); 2009 - Marbella (w/Ruano Pascual); 2008 - Olympics (w/Ruano Pascual); 2007 - Hobart, Amelia Island, 's-Hertogenbosch (all w/Ruano Pascual); 2006 - Warsaw (w/Srebotnik); 2005 - Hobart, Paris [Indoors], Antwerp (all w/Safina), Rome (w/Kirilenko); 2004 - Bogotá (w/Parra Santonja); 2001 - Palermo (w/Martínez Sánchez).

ADDITIONAL
Spanish Fed Cup Team, 2003-11, 2013-15; Spanish Olympic Team, 2004, 2008, 2012.

Career in Review

2014 - Played singles from start of season through end of Roland Garros - fell 1r four times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying five times (incl. Roland Garros); played doubles entire season - best results were two WTA doubles titles (both w/Shvedova).

2013 - Twelfth Top 100 season in last 13 years (finishing No.97); QF at Madrid; reached 2r five times; fell 1r 13 times (incl. all four majors and Florianopolis - l. to Niculescu 57 76(7) 61; held 3mp at 6-3 in second set tie-break) and in qualifying four times; won three WTA doubles titles.

2012 - Another Top 50 season; QF twice at Fès and Strasbourg; reached 3r five times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros) and 2r 11 times (incl. Wimbledon and Estoril - l. to Soler-Espinosa 36 63 75; held mp at 5-4 third set); fell 1r eight times (incl. Olympics, US Open); retired in Australian Open 3r w/right ankle sprain.

2011 - Fourth Top 30 season (finishing No.27); won two WTA titles at Estoril (d. Barrois in final) and Palermo (d. Hercog in final); runner-up at Bali (l. to Ivanovic in final); SF three times at Acapulco (l. to Dulko), Strasbourg (l. to Bartoli) and Budapest (l. to Begu); QF at New Haven; reached 4r once, 3r twice (incl. US Open) and 2r five times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r eight times (incl. other two majors, Bogotá - l. to Castano 76(5) 26 76(5); held mp at 5-3 third set, and Madrid - l. to Safarova 62 26 76(3); held mp at 5-4 third set); won two WTA doubles titles; withdrew from New Haven QF and Seoul w/right knee injury.

2010 - Another Top 100 season; SF twice at Hobart (l. to A.Bondarenko) and Strasbourg (l. to Sharapova); QF three times at Oeiras, Budapest and Prague; reached 3r once and 2r six times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 13 times (incl. other three majors); won three WTA doubles titles.

2009 - Third Top 30 season (finishing No.28); won one WTA title at Fès (d. Makarova in final); runner-up at Seoul (l. to Date-Krumm in final); SF at Marbella (l. to Jankovic); QF twice at Eastbourne and Istanbul; reached 4r twice (incl. Australian Open), 3r twice (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r nine times (incl. other two majors); fell 1r seven times (incl. Portoroz - l. to Manasieva 63 16 75; held 2mp at 5-3 third set); fell in RR stage at Bali (went 0-2 in RR); made Top 20 debut on February 9 (rose from No.21 to No.20) and set career-high No.16 on May 4 (after Fès); won second Grand Slam doubles title at Roland Garros (w/Ruano Pascual).

2008 - Second Top 30 season (finishing No.22); won one WTA title at Strasbourg (d. Srebotnik in final); runner-up twice at Fès (l. to Dulko in final) and Portoroz (l. to Errani in final); SF twice at Palermo (l. to Koryttseva) and Zürich (l. to Pennetta); QF three times at Stockholm, Beijing and Luxembourg; reached 4r once, 3r four times (incl. Roland Garros and Wimbledon) and 2r seven times (incl. other two majors); fell 1r six times (incl. Olympics); won four WTA doubles titles (all w/Ruano Pascual - incl. first Grand Slam doubles title at Roland Garros); also won Olympic doubles silver medal (w/Ruano Pascual); qualified for WTA Finals in doubles (w/Ruano Pascual - l. in SFs); made doubles Top 10 debut on September 8 (rose from No.11 to No.7) and set doubles career-high No.3 on November 10 year-end rankings (after WTA Finals).

2007 - Another Top 50 season; won one WTA title at Strasbourg (d. Mauresmo in final); QF three times at Charleston, Rome and Guangzhou; reached 4r once (Roland Garros), 3r once (US Open) and 2r nine times; fell 1r eight times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying once; won one WTA doubles title.

2006 - First Top 30 season (finishing No.27); won two WTA titles at Canberra (d. Cho in final) and Palermo (d. Garbin in final); runner-up at Guangzhou (l. to Chakvetadze in final); SF at Strasbourg (l. to Peng); QF at Gold Coast; reached 3r five times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon) and 2r seven times; fell 1r nine times (incl. other two majors).

2005 - Another Top 50 season; won two WTA titles at Strasbourg (d. Domachowska in final) and Palermo (d. Zakopalova in final); SF at New Haven (l. to Mauresmo); QF at Portoroz; reached 3r three times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open) and 2r eight times; fell 1r nine times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying once; won two WTA doubles titles.

2004 - First Top 50 season; won one WTA title at Palermo (d. Pennetta in final); SF three times at 's-Hertogenbosch (ret. vs. Zakopalova), Forest Hills (l. to Likhovtseva) and Luxembourg (l. to Safina); QF at Beijing; reached 3r once (Australian Open) and 2r eight times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open); fell 1r 10 times (incl. other two majors and Olympics) and in qualifying once; won one WTA doubles title; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2003 - Another Top 100 season; runner-up at Bogotá (l. to Zuluaga in final); SF at Palermo (l. to Srebotnik); reached 2r six times; fell 1r four times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying four times (incl. other two majors); won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2002 - Strong start to year, reaching QF at Auckland and finishing runner-up at Hobart (l. to Sucha in final); made Top 50 debut afterwards on January 14 (rose from No.64 to No.49); but ret. vs. Seles in first Grand Slam 4r at Australian Open (w/torn ACL in right knee); underwent surgery then returned on ITF Circuit in fall.

2001 - First Top 100 season; won one WTA title at Palermo (d. Torrens Valero in final); SF twice at Antwerp (l. to Rittner) and Madrid (l. to Montolio); reached 2r five times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r 13 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying three times; made Top 100 debut on January 29 (after Australian Open; rose from No.104 to No.94); won four WTA doubles titles; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2000 - Played first five WTA main draws, reaching 2r twice and falling 1r three times; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

1999 - Played first WTA qualifying at Madrid; won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

1998 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.

1997 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Spain.