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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
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Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP)

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Virginia Ruano Pascual - (ESP) Residence: Madrid, Spain Birthdate: September 21, 1973 Birthplace: Madrid, Spain Height: 5' 6 1/2" (1.69 m) Weight: 132 lbs. (60 kg) Plays: Right-handed Status: Pro (January 1992) Sanex WTA TOUR singles titles: 2 Sanex WTA TOUR doubles titles: 6 Grand Slam titles: 0 ITF Women's Circuit singles titles: 3 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES THIRD ROUND: Australian Open 2001 HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES FINALIST: Hobart (w/Dragomir), Acapulco (w/Suarez), Indian Wells (w/Suarez) QUARTERFINALIST: Australian Open (w/Suarez) GRAND SLAM (SINGLES) AND CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS (S/D) HISTORY 01 00 99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92 91 90 89 AUSTRALIAN 3r 1r 2r 2r 2r 1r -- 1r -- -- -- -- -- ROLAND GARROS -- -- 1r 3r 3r 1r QF -- -- -- -- -- -- WIMBLEDON -- -- 1r 4r 2r 1r 1r -- -- -- -- -- -- UNITED STATES -- 2r 3r 3r 1r 1r 1r -- 1r 1r -- -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (S) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CHASE CHAMPS (D) -- QF -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - SINGLES WINNER (2 Sanex WTA TOUR): 1998 - Budapest; 1997 - Cardiff; 1996 - ITF/Bronx-USA; 1995 - ITF/Zaragoza-ESP; 1992 - ITF/Bilbao-ESP SEMIFINALIST (2): 2000 - Madrid; 1997 - Warsaw QUARTERFINALIST (9): 1999 - Hobart; 1998- Hamburg; 1997 - Madrid, Palermo; 1996 - Hobart; 1995 - Roland Garros; 1993 - Liege, Kitzbuhel; 1991 - Sao Paulo CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - DOUBLES WINNER (6): 2000 - Hilton Head (w/Suarez), Sopot (w/Suarez); 1999 - Madrid (w/Suarez); 1998 - Hobart (w/Suarez), Budapest (w/Suarez), Italian Open (w/Suarez) FINALIST (7): 2001 - Hobart (w/Dragomir), Acapulco (w/Suarez), Indian Wells (w/Suarez); 2000 - Roland Garros (w/Suarez), Palermo (w/Dragomir), New Haven (w/Suarez); 1999 - Budapest (w/Montalvo) SEMIFINALIST (8): 2000 - Auckland (w/Suarez), Sydney (w/Suarez), Amelia Island (w/Suarez); 1999 - Paris Indoors (w/Habsudova); 1998 - U.S. Open (w/Suarez); 1997 - Bol (w/Garrone); 1996 - Madrid (w/Sanchez Lorenzo); 1993 - Curitiba (w/Fulco-Villella) ADDITIONAL: Spanish Fed Cup Team 1992-97, 1999-2000. Spanish Olympic Team 1996. QUICK FACTS * Doubles finalist at 2001 Hobart with Ruxandra Dragomir and Indian Wells with Paola Suarez * Upset fifth seed Silvia Farina Elia in the first round at 2001 Acapulco and was doubles runner-up * Collected fifth career doubles title at 2000 Hilton Head and sixth at 2000 Sopot, both with partner Paola Suarez * As a wild card at 2000 Madrid, ranked No. 123, reached fourth career semifinal and first in two years, including an upset of second seed, 23rd-ranked Amy Frazier in the second round * Capped off a successful 2000 season in doubles by qualifying for the season-ending Chase Championships with partner Paola Suarez as one of the top eight teams of the year * A strong clay court player, upset 11th-ranked Nathalie Tauziat in the second round at 1998 Hilton Head for her best career win * Earned second singles and doubles titles at 1998 Budapest, a clay court event; won the doubles with Paola Suarez * Leading Serena Williams 7-5, 4-1, reached the fourth round of 1998 Wimbledon when Williams retired due to injury; fell in the fourth round to Williams sister, Venus * Unseeded, won first Sanex WTA TOUR title at 1997 Cardiff with all five match wins over higher-ranked players, including two seeds; had never before reached even a semifinal on the Sanex WTA TOUR * The week following her first singles title on the Sanex WTA TOUR, downed world No. 30 Amy Frazier 6-0, 6-0 to reach the quarterfinals at 1997 Madrid * Ranked No. 88, won a Grand Slam match for the first time and continued on to reach quarterfinals at 1995 Roland Garros; defeated Isabelle Demongeot, Patty Fendick, Nathalie Tauziat and Ruxandra Dragomir until halted by fourth seed Conchita Martinez * In 1993 helped Spain recapture the Fed Cup title and defend it in 1994 PERSONAL Omitted the hyphen between her family names in 1998...Father, Juan Manuel, works for Iberia Airlines; mother, Virginia, is a housewife; brother, Juan Ramon, is a tennis pro at a club; sister, Marbella, works in administration...Hobbies include listening to music, watching sports (especially handball) and going to movies...Favorite actor is Kevin Costner; favorite place to visit is Hawaii; favorite food is paella. Sanex WTA TOUR RANKING (SEASON-ENDING, SINGLES) 2000-89; 1999-84; 1998-32; 1997-54; 1996-98; 1995-64; 1994-161; 1993-125; 1992-123; 1991-261; 1990-309; 1989-496 HIGHEST SINGLES RANKING: No. 28 (April 12-25, 1999)

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