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Coached by Jorge Todero...In 1999, began coaching regular doubles partner Conchita Martinez...Fathers name is Roberto; mother, Lidia, is a homemaker; has two sisters, Ana and Lorena...Met United States President Bill Clinton in Berlin in 1998 while in town for a tournament...Enjoys other sports, especially soccer and volleyball...Likes music and riding her motorcycle...Owns a pizza shop.
Winner (0 WTA Tour): 1986 - ITF/Taranto-ITA, ITF/Bari-ITA.
Finalist (3): 1990 - Paris; 1989 - Strasbourg, Guaruja.
Winner (15): 2001 - Amelia Island (w/Martinez), Vienna (w/Sußrez); 1999 - Amelia Island (w/Martinez), Tokyo [Princess Cup] (w/Martinez); 1998 - Hilton Head (w/Martinez); 1994 - Styria (w/Cecchini); 1993 - San Marino (w/Cecchini), Prague (w/Gorrochategui); 1992 - Paris (w/Cecchini); 1991 - Bayonne (w/Tauziat); 1990 - Estoril w/Cecchini); 1989 - Arcachon (w/Cecchini), Athens (w/Cecchini), Paris (w/Cecchini), Guaruja (w/Paz). Finalist (15): 2004 - Warsaw (w/Dulko); 2002 - Italian Open (w/Martinez); 2001 - Italian Open (w/Suarez), Bahia (w/Arendt); 2000 - Hilton Head (w/Martinez); 1999 - German Open (w/Novotna); 1997 - Italian Open (w/Martinez); 1995 - Hamburg (w/C. Martinez), Italian Open (w/C. Martinez); 1994 - Strasbourg (w/Vis); 1993 - Budapest (w/Cecchini); 1991 - Austrian Open (w/Cecchini); 1990 - Barcelona (w/Goles), Austrian Open (w/Cecchini); 1987 - Bastad (w/Cecchini).
Winner (1): 1996 - Roland Garros (w/Frana).
Argentine Fed Cup Team 1986, 1989, 1991-96, 2004. Argentine Olympic Team 1992, 1996, 2004. Argentine Pan American Team 1995.
Career in Review
1985 - Failed to qualify for Italian Open; debuted on ITF Circuit at six events, reaching SF at second event and winning fourth; W-L was 10-7 at 7 events; won back-to-back doubles titles on ITF Circuit in first two tournaments and reached four other doubles finals
1986 - Debuted on WTA Tour at Roland Garros as a qualifier and won 1r match; reached SF at Bregenz and QF at Argentinian Open; failed to qualify for Wimbledon and US Open; started season claiming two ITF Circuit singles titles (career-second and third) and ret. at a third in SF
1987 - Competed exclusively on WTA Tour, at 17 events (twice as a qualifier); reached SF at German Open and two QF; reached 3r at US Open by d. world No. 25 Nideffer in 2r (l. 1r at Roland Garros and Wimbledon); reached first WTA Tour doubles final at Bastad
1988 - Best wins of season came in 1r at Miami, ousting world No. 15 Cecchini and 1r at Tampa, eliminating world No. 6 Maleeva-Fragniere; also d. No. 33 Novotna in 1r of Roland Garros; ret. in Aix-en-Provence 3r match
1989 - At 17 WTA Tour events, reached two finals (at Strasbourg, d. world No. 14 top seed K. Maleeva in 1r and at Guaruja); also d. world No. 23 Paulus in QF at Estoril; played one ITF Circuit event (reached QF); reached 3r at US Open (l. 1r at Roland Garros); played Fed Cup; won first doubles title on WTA Tour (at Arcachon) and added three more during season (Athens, Paris and Guaruja)
1990 - At 16 WTA Tour events, reached one final (at Paris, d. world No. 22 Cecchini in SF) and one SF (at Estoril); reached 3r at Roland Garros, equaling her best Grand Slam effort to date, and l. 1r at US Open; won doubles title at Estoril (career-fifth on WTA Tour) and reached doubles final at Austrian Open
1991 - Appeared in 14 WTA Tour events, reached one QF; won 1r match at Australian Open (l. 1r match at US Open); W-L was 9-13 in 14 events (withdrew from Hamburg before 3r); reached doubles final at Austrian Open (second year consecutively) and won Bayonne doubles title when opponents ret. in final
1992 - Competed in 10 WTA Tour events, reaching one QF in San Marino; failed to qualify for US Open and l. 1r at other three Grand Slams; W-L was 8-12 in 12 events (including Barcelona Olympics); won Bayonne doubles title (career seventh), reaching final there second year consecutively
1993 - In 12 WTA Tour events, once as a qualifier (at Houston, upsetting world No. 10 Maleeva-Fragniere in 1r), reached two SF; won one Grand Slam match in four starts (at Roland Garros); W-L for year was 15-12; won two doubles titles, at Czechoslovakian Open and San Marino, and reached Budapest doubles final; reach first Grand Slam doubles SF (at Roland Garros) and reached US Open QF
1994 - In 14 WTA Tour appearances, reached one QF (at Barcelona, d. world No. 21 Tauziat in 2r); won 1r matches at Australian Open and Wimbledon (l. 1r at other two); W-L was 7-15 in 15 events (including Fed Cup); won Styria Open doubles title and reached doubles final at Strasbourg
1995 - Played seven WTA Tour events (failed to qualify at one), and one ITF Circuit event, winning only one match all season (at Australian Open); reached two doubles finals, failing to win a title during season for first time since 1989
1996 - In singles, entered only one ITF Circuit event; won Roland Garros mixed doubles (unseeded with Javier Frana, d. four seeded teams en route to the championship)
1997 - Failed to qualify at Stanford; reached Italian Open and Stanford doubles finals (first appearances in a final in two years)
1998 - Reached QF at an ITF Circuit event; won Hilton Head doubles for first doubles title in four years (and a doubles title on ITF Circuit); reached SF in Australian Open doubles; reached a career-high doubles ranking of No. 12 (her 13th year on the Tour)
1999 - Did not compete in singles; won two doubles titles, at Amelia Island and Tokyo [Princess Cup] doubles title (where the title came with a new car) and reached doubles final at German Open
2000 - Did not compete in singles; reached Hilton Head doubles final
2001 - Did not compete in singles; won doubles title at Amelia Island with C. Martinez by d. Navratilova and Sanchez-Vicario in final; also won Vienna doubles title (15th of career) and reached doubles final at Italian Open and Bahia (won a doubles title on ITF Circuit)
2002 - Did not compete in singles, for fourth consecutive year; reached QF at Auckland w/countrywoman Salerni; reached QF at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] with Salerni; reached Miami QF with Schlukebir; reached SF at Charleston with C. Martinez; reached SF with Suarez at German Open and first doubles final of year at Italian Open with C. Martinez (falling to Ruano Pascual/Sußrez 63 64); reached SF at Bali (partner C. Martinez withdrew due to a sore shoulder)
2004 - In doubles, reached final at Warsaw (w/Dulko), and SF at Olympics (w/Sußrez - l. 62 26 97 to eventual gold medalists Li/Sun of China, d. Asagoe/Sugiyama of Japan in bronze medal playoff); member of Argentine Fed Cup team that d. Japan 4-1 in 1r (d. Asagoe/Obata w/Diaz-Oliva) and of QF team that l. to Russia 4-1 (l. to Kuznetsova/Likhovtseva w/Dulko); won one ITF Circuit doubles title