Angélica Gavaldón

Angélica Gavaldón Loaiza (born 3 October 1973) is a retired tennis player from Mexico.

Angélica Gavaldón
Full nameAngélica Gavaldón Loaiza
Country (sports) Mexico
Born (1973-10-03) 3 October 1973 (age 48)
El Centro, California, U.S.
Retired2000
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$504,376
Singles
Career record184-162
Career titles0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 34 (1 January 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1990, 1995)
French Open2R (1994)
Wimbledon3R (1990, 1995)
US Open3R (1995)
Doubles
Career record10–7
Career titles0 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 236 (11 March 1991)

Gavaldón was born in the United States and comes from a Mexican family and turned pro in 1990.[1] That same year, she qualified for the quarter-finals in the 1990 Australian Open, from which she was eliminated in a match against Claudia Porwik. Her greatest career achievement is widely considered to be the 1995 Australian Open, when she again came through the qualifying tournament to reach the quarter-finals; this helped raise her year-end ranking for 1995 to 36th in the world and marked the peak of her Grand Slam. Her one tournament win came in Tashkent in June 1997. She played for Mexico in the Federation Cup from 1990 to 1997, and at the Olympic Games in 1992 and 1996.

Since retiring in 2000, Gavaldon has become a coach to other tennis players, and she released her own clothing label Angalo Activewear in 2007.

ITF FinalsEdit

Singles: 4 (3-1)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 8 December 1991 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Hard   Suzanne Italiano 6–2, 6–2
Winner 2. 25 October 1992 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Hard   Maureen Drake 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 27 April 1997 Monterrey, Mexico Clay   Sandra Cacic 3–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 2 June 1997 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard   Anna Smashnova 6–3, 6–2

Doubles: 1 (1-0)Edit

Outcome No Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 8 December 1991 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Hard   Xóchitl Escobedo   Cornelia Grunes
  Jean Lozano
6–2, 7–6(9–7)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nina Bick (21 January 1990). "Tennis; Hitting Volleys and the Books". The New York Times.

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