Coached by Jose Luis Aparisi...Parents are Francisco Javier and Maria Carmen; has two sisters, Ainhoa and Silvia...Favorite book is The Doctor; favorite actor is Hugh Grant; favorite place to visit is the Spanish coast...Enjoys listening to music (favorite song is Losing My Religion by R.E.M.) and going to the beach.
• In 1993, helped Spain recapture the Fed Cup title
SINGLESWinner (2 WTA Tour): 2003 - ITF/Fano-ITA; 2001 - Sopot; 1999 - Warsaw; 1996 - ITF/Athens-GRE 2; 1994 - ITF/Faro-POR I, ITF/Valladolid-ESP; 1993 - ITF/Caceres-ESP; 1991 - ITF/Balaguer-ESP.Finalist (3): 2001 - Palermo; 2000 - Antwerp; 1999 - Budapest.Semifinalist (6): 2002 - Bogota; 2001 - Bogota, Budapest, Tashkent, Basel; 1999 - Sao Paulo.DOUBLESWinner (2): 2000 - Budapest (w/Bacheva); 1999 - Estoril (w/Ortuno).Finalist (2): 2000 - Estoril (w/Hopmans), Luxembourg (w/Bacheva).ADDITIONALSpanish Fed Cup Team 1993, 1997, 2000.
1989 - Played first ITF Circuit events1990 - Went 5-11 on ITF Circuit1991 - Won first pro singles title at ITF/Balaguer-ESP and reached final at ITF/Valencia-ESP; improved 411 spots to No. 1921992 - Reached three ITF Circuit SF; played first Tour qualifying at Barcelona and Grand Slam qualifying at Roland Garros1993 - Won ITF/Caceres-ESP; made Tour debut ranked No. 195, reaching 2r at Stratton Mountain1994 - Won ITF/Faro 1-POR and ITF/Valladolid-ESP; reached 2r of Styria1995 - Qualified for San Juan, Delray Beach and Amelia Island1996 - First Top 100 finish; reached first Tour QF at Maria Lankowitz and made Grand Slam debut at US Open, d. world No. 40 Hack in 1r (l. to Testud); afterwards (September 9), broke into Top 100 at No. 99; won ITF/Athens 2-GRE1997 - Played all four Grand Slams for first time, reaching Wimbledon 2r; also reached QF at Budapest and Warsaw and 3r at Birmingham1998 - Quarterfinalist at Sopot; reached 2r another nine times, including Australian Open and Tier Is at Miami, Hilton Head and Rome1999 - Reached first two Tour singles finals, finishing runner-up at Budapest (l. to Pitkowski) and winning first title at Warsaw unseeded (d. Gorrochategui in final); won first Tour doubles title at Estoril (w/Ortuno); reached 3r at Roland Garros (Grand Slam first); broke into Top 50 on August 16 at No. 502000 - Runner-up at Antwerp (l. to No. 1 seed Coetzer in 3s); reached 3r at Wimbledon for first time; d. world No. 17 Likhovtseva (first Top 20 win) en route to Warsaw QF; won second career doubles title at Budapest (w/Bacheva)2001 - Career-best season included second Tour singles title, one runner-up, four SF, and career-high singles (No. 31, later surpassed) and doubles (No. 66) rankings; won Sopot title (both Tour wins occurring in Poland), d. world No. 19 Farina Elia in SF (second Top 20 win) and compatriot Leon Garcia in final; two weeks earlier, was runner-up at Palermo (l. to Medina Garrigues); first Top 50 finish at No. 322002 - Achieved career-high ranking of No. 27 on March 4 after reaching SF at Bogota; quarterfinalist at Acapulco and Vienna; shoulder injuries forced her withdrawals from Budapest in April and Tokyo [Japan Open] in September, and finished season at No. 782003 - Apart from QF finish at Acapulco, did not win consecutive Tour main draw matches all season; on ITF Circuit, won ITF/Fano-ITA (sixth career ITF Circuit title) and runner-up at ITF/Orbetello-ITA; first non-Top 100 finish in eight years2004 - As world No.108 at Australian Open, l. 1r to No.18 Schiavone, failed to qualify for any other Tour event (incl. all three other Grand Slams)
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