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2001 Players

Jennifer Capriati
Amanda Coetzer
Amy Frazier
Martina Hingis
Jelena Dokic
Lisa Raymond
Conchita Martinez
Amelie Mauresmo
Mary Pierce
Chanda Rubin
Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario

 

 

 

Conchita Martinez (ESP) (3)

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Tour Debut 4
Conchita Martinez - (ESP) Residences: Barcelona, Spain and San Diego, California, USA Birthdate: April 16, 1972 Birthplace: Monzon (Huesca), Spain Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m) Weight: 130 lbs. (59 kg) Plays: Right-handed Status: Pro (February 1988) Sanex WTA TOUR singles titles: 32 Sanex WTA TOUR doubles titles: 9 Grand Slam titles: 1 singles ITF Women's Circuit singles titles: 3 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES SEMIFINALIST: Sydney QUARTERFINALIST: Gold Coast 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES GRAND SLAM (SINGLES) AND CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS (S/D) HISTORY 01 00 99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92 91 90 89 88 AUSTRALIAN 2r SF 3r F 4r QF SF QF 4r 4r -- -- 2r -- ROLAND GARROS -- F QF 4r 4r SF SF SF QF QF QF QF QF 4r WIMBLEDON -- 2r 3r 3r 3r 4r SF W SF 2r -- -- -- -- UNITED STATES -- 3r 4r 4r 3r SF SF 3r 4r 1r QF 3r 4r 1r CHASE CHAMPS (S) -- QF 1r 1r 1r QF QF QF QF QF 1r QF 1r -- CHASE CHAMPS (D) -- -- QF QF QF -- QF -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES WINNER (32 Sanex WTA TOUR): 2000 - German Open; 1999 - Sopot; 1998 - German Open, Warsaw; 1996 - Italian Open, Moscow; 1995 - Hilton Head, Amelia Island, Hamburg, Italian Open, San Diego, Los Angeles; 1994 - Wimbledon, Hilton Head, Italian Open, U.S. Hardcourts; 1993 - Brisbane, Houston, Italian Open, U.S. Hardcourts, Philadelphia; 1992 - Austrian Open; 1991 - Barcelona, Austrian Open, Paris; 1990 - Paris, Scottsdale, Indianapolis; 1989 - Phoenix, Wellington, Tampa; 1988 - Sofia, ITF/Rocafort-ESP, ITF/Castellon-ESP, ITF/Reggio Emilia-ITA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES WINNER (9): 2000 - German Open (w/Sanchez-Vicario); 1999 - Amelia Island (w/Tarabini), Tokyo [Princess Cup] (w/Tarabini); 1998 - Hilton Head (w/Tarabini); 1996 - San Diego (w/G. Fernandez); 1993 - Brisbane (w/Neiland), Barcelona (w/Sanchez-Vicario); 1992 - Barcelona (w/Sanchez-Vicario); 1988 - Sofia (w/Paulus) ADDITIONAL: Spanish Fed Cup Team 1988-96, 1998, 2000. Spanish Olympic Team 1992, 1996, 2000. QUICK FACTS * Semifinalist at 2001 Sydney for the first time in six appearances * Reached first Grand Slam semifinal in two years at 2000 Australian Open and reentered the world's Top 10 at No. 7 * Reached third Grand Slam final at the 2000 French Open, beating countrywoman and three-time winner Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in the semifinals for the first time in five years, snapping a seven-match losing streak to her; fell in the final to sixth seed Mary Pierce; in 13 years at the tournament, has never lost before the fourth round * Finalist at first event of year, 2000 Gold Coast, and at Amelia Island * Winner of the 2000 German Open, her second title in three years there and 20th clay court title; defeated world No. 1 Martina Hingis in the semifinals for her first win over a current No. 1 player in more than six years (defeated Graf at 1993 Philadelphia); also doubles champion * Following title at 2000 German Open ranking moved up to No. 3, her first time in the Top 5 in three years * Withdrew from 2000 Italian Open after aggravating right Achilles tendon during semifinal doubles match at the German Open; at 2000 Sopot in July, fell and injured right wrist * Has won at least one singles title in 12 of the last 13 years (1988-2000), including all four surfaces; won at least one singles title for nine years straight, 1988-96; through 1999, was one of 20 players to win five or more singles titles in one calendar year since the tour began in 1971 (1993, 1995) * Through 2000, has qualified for the season-ending Chase Championships as one of the best 16 players of the season every year since 1989 (12 years consecutively); also qualified as one of the top eight doubles teams four times (1995, 1997-99) * Unseeded in 1999, was a quarterfinalist at Roland Garros for the first time in three years, upsetting eighth seed Mary Pierce in the second round * Surpassed the $8 million mark in career earnings at 1999 Wimbledon * By winning the 1999 Princess Cup in Tokyo doubles title with Patricia Tarabini, won a new car * At the 1998 Australian Open, reached her second career Grand Slam final and first since 1994; seeded eighth, upset second seed Lindsay Davenport in the semifinals before falling to No. 1 Martina Hingis in the final; reached the doubles semifinals with partner Patricia Tarabini * Won first title in 18 months at the 1998 German Open, a clay court event, defeating Anna Kournikova in the semifinals 6-0, 6-1 and qualifier Amelie Mauresmo in the final * Became the 16th woman in the Open Era to win 500 matches with second-round win over Flora Perfetti at the 1998 Italian Open * With Spanish teammate Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, defeated the United States in the 1998 Fed Cup semifinals by winning the deciding doubles match 6-4, 6-7, 11-9; in the final against Switzerland, held off elimination by defeating Patty Schnyder 6-2, 2-6, 9-7, then teamed with Sanchez-Vicario to defeat Schnyder and Martina Hingis 6-0, 6-2 to give Spain it's fifth Fed Cup championship; went undefeated in Fed Cup play in 1995, helping to lead Spain to its third consecutive Fed Cup title and fourth in five years, including Spain's first in 1991 * In 1994, appearing in first Grand Slam final, became first Spanish woman to win Wimbledon; stopped Martina Navratilova short of a 10th Wimbledon singles title by defeating her 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in final (in 1993, was first Spanish woman to reach Wimbledon semifinal in Open Era) * Reached the Italian Open final for a fifth consecutive time in 1997, but with the score tied 2-2 against Mary Pierce suffered a cervical muscle spasm and Pierce won the match 6-4, 6-0; in 1996 became the first woman ever to win four consecutive Italian Opens and in 1993 became the first Spanish woman to win since Lili de Alvarez won first-ever Italian Championships in 1930 * En route to the final of 1997 Stanford, upset world No. 3 Monica Seles for the first time in her career; fell in final to top seed Martina Hingis * Had 50-win seasons 1992-96; won 63 matches in 1995, more than any other player on the Sanex WTA TOUR that year * Won an Olympic silver medal in 1992 and bronze in 1996 in doubles with Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario * Named TENNIS magazine's 1994 Most Improved Female Pro; recipient of 1989 Sanex WTA TOUR Most Impressive Newcomer Award * Coached by Patricia Tarabini; sports psychologist is Guillermo Perez PERSONAL Father, Cecilio, is a retired accountant; mother, Conchita, is a housewife; has two older brothers, Fernando and Roberto...Is interested in psychology...Favorite past time is going to the cinema...Favorite actors are Harrison Ford and Antonio Banderas...Favorite colors are black, red and white...Enjoys horseback riding, playing golf, soccer, nice restaurants, shopping, listening to all types of music, chatting on the Internet, beach volleyball in San Diego and skiing...Owns a Honda Shadow 750 motorcycle and a Harley-Davidson Heritage Springer 1300...Likes to spend time in Spain to be with her family and friends...Has two cocker spaniel dogs, Tremi and Yuca...Speaks German...Loves red wine Bordeux, Spanish Vega Sicilia and Rioja, and wants to have a wine cellar...Lives part-time in San Diego, California, USA, where she loves the ocean, boats and going to the beach for a nice sunset...Loves holidays on a very nice island. Sanex WTA TOUR RANKING (SEASON-ENDING, SINGLES) 2000-5; 1999-15; 1998-8; 1997-12; 1996-5; 1995-2; 1994-3; 1993-4; 1992-8; 1991-9; 1990-11; 1989-7; 1988-40 HIGHEST SINGLES RANKING: No. 2 (October 30, 1995-April 14, 1996; April 29-May 5, 1996; May 20-August 4, 1996)

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