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Husband is Francisco de la Granda (married in 2008) ... Father, Orlando, is a clerk; mother, Rosa Dupuy, is a homemaker; brother, Horacio, is a student ... Most memorable experiences were winning first Grand Slam title at 2001 French Open, reaching Top 10 in singles and winning Olympic medal at 2004 Athens Olympics ... Favorites include the movie The Firm, the book Anne Frank's Diary and the song Hero ... Other sports interest is artistic gymnastics ... Enjoys dancing and music ... Likes to visit Bariloche, Argentina, where her graduation class took a trip ... Self-described as introverted, crazy and honest ... Admires Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Lionel Messi.
Winner (4): 2004 - Canberra; 2003 - Vienna; 2001 - Bogotá; 1998 - Bogotá.
Finalist (4): 2002 - Acapulco; 2001 - Auckland; 2000 - Sao Paulo; 1999 - Madrid.
Winner (44): 2007 - Auckland (w/Husarova), Bogotá (w/Domínguez Lino); 2006 - Los Angeles, Beijing, Seoul (all w/Ruano Pascual); 2005 - Dubai, Indian Wells, Roland Garros (all w/Ruano Pascual); 2004 - Australian Open, Indian Wells, Charleston, Roland Garros, US Open, Luxembourg (all w/Ruano Pascual); 2003 - Charleston, Berlin, New Haven, US Open, WTA Championships (all w/Ruano Pascual); 2002 - Bogotá, Acapulco, Rome, Roland Garros, Montréal, US Open, Bahia (all w/Ruano Pascual); 2001 - Madrid, Roland Garros (both w/Ruano Pascual), Vienna (w/Tarabini); 2000 - Bogotá, Sao Paulo, Klagenfurt (all w/Montalvo), Hilton Head, Sopot (both w/Ruano Pascual); 1999 - Madrid (w/Ruano Pascual), Sopot, Sao Paulo (both w/Montalvo); 1998 - Hobart, Budapest, Rome (all w/Ruano Pascual), Bogotá (w/Husarova), Bol, Maria Lankowitz (both w/Montalvo); 1996 - Bol (w/Montalvo).
Finalist (25): 2006 - Sydney, Wimbledon (both w/Ruano Pascual); 2004 - Auckland, Rome, San Diego, Moscow, Zürich (all w/Ruano Pascual); 2003 - Australian Open, Amelia Island, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Zürich (all w/Ruano Pascual); 2002 - Miami, Wimbledon (both w/Ruano Pascual), Leipzig (w/Husarova), Filderstadt (w/Shaughnessy); 2001 - Bogotá (w/Montalvo), Acapulco, Indian Wells, Charleston (all w/Ruano Pascual), Rome (w/Tarabini); 2000 - Roland Garros, New Haven (both w/Ruano Pascual), Tokyo [Princess Cup] (w/Smith); 1999 - Bogotá (w/Montalvo).
Finalist (2): 2002 - Australian Open (w/Etlis); 2001 - Roland Garros (w/Oncins).
Argentine Fed Cup Team 1996, 1999, 2001-02, 2004; Argentine Olympic Team 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012.
Career in Review
- Played first event in doubles at ITF/Buenos Aires-ARG in 1990; played first WTA event at Curitiba in 1993.
- Singles highlights were four WTA titles at 1998 Bogotá (d. Jeyaseelan in final), 2001 Bogotá (d. Kuti-Kis in final), 2003 Vienna (d. Sprem in final) and 2004 Canberra (d. Farina Elia in final) and four more finals at 1999 Madrid (l. to Davenport), 2000 Sao Paulo (l. to Kuti-Kis), 2001 Auckland (l. to Tu) and 2002 Acapulco (l. to Srebotnik).
- Best Grand Slam result was 2004 French Open SFs (d. Sharapova in QFs; l. to Dementieva); three more QFs, at 2002 French Open (l. to C.Fernández), 2003 US Open (l. to Davenport) and 2004 Wimbledon (l. to Mauresmo).
- Had nine Top 10 wins, over No.6 S.Williams (2000 Amelia Island), No.7 Pierce (2001 Australian Open), No.10 Testud (2002 French Open), No.10 Dokic (2003 Sarasota), No.8 Hantuchova (2003 Toronto), No.10 Sugiyama (2004 Amelia Island and 2004 Fed Cup), No.6 Petrova (2004 Berlin) and No.7 Kuznetsova (2004 Rome).
- Spent one career week in Top 10 herself (No.9 from June 7-13, 2004, the week after French Open SF result); only second South American ever to reach singles Top 10 (after Sabatini).
- Doubles highlights were 44 WTA titles (32 w/Ruano Pascual, incl. 8 Grand Slam titles - one Australian Open in 2004, four French Opens in 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005 and three US Opens in 2002, 2003 and 2004).
- Spent 87 career weeks at No.1 in doubles (first South American ever to reach No.1 in either discipline - Dulko has since risen to No.1 in doubles too).
- Won bronze medal in doubles at 2004 Athens Olympics (w/Tarabini).
- Also won 12 singles titles and seven doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
- Missed second half of 2005 w/hip injury and retired after 2007 US Open, saying, "After the hip surgery I didn't feel good, and I've had too many injuries since then. I just feel beaten."
- Came back to play doubles w/Dulko during 2012 season (incl. Olympics).