Arantxa Parra Santonja

Arantxa Parra Santonja (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈɾantʃa ˈpara sanˈtoŋxa]; born 9 November 1982) is a Spanish former professional tennis player. She turned pro in 2000 and retired in 2019.

Arantxa Parra Santonja
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Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceBarcelona, Spain
Born (1982-11-09) 9 November 1982 (age 38)
Valencia, Spain
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro2000
RetiredMay 2019
PlaysRight (two-handed both sides)
Prize money$2,161,163
Singles
Career record386–331
Career titles11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 46 (12 July 2010)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2006)
French Open3R (2004)
Wimbledon2R (2003, 2004, 2009, 2010)
US Open2R (2003, 2004)
Doubles
Career record330–287
Career titles11 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 22 (2 April 2012)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2013)
French OpenQF (2014)
WimbledonQF (2011)
US Open2R (2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2014, 2015)
French OpenQF (2014)
Wimbledon2R (2014)
US Open1R (2014)
Team competitions
Fed Cup4–0
Coaching career

On 12 July 2010, Parra Santonja reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 46. On 2 April 2012, she peaked at No. 22 in the WTA doubles rankings.

Significant finalsEdit

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2013 China Open Hard   Vera Dushevina   Cara Black
  Sania Mirza
2–6, 2–6

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (2 runner-ups)Edit

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Score
Loss 1. May 2010 Estoril Open, Portugal Clay   Anastasija Sevastova 2–6, 5–7
Loss 2. Feb 2011 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Mexico Clay   Gisela Dulko 3–6, 6–7(5–7)

Doubles: 27 (11 titles, 16 runner-ups)Edit

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Elite Trophy (0–1)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)
Tier II / Premier (2–3)
Tier III, IV & V / International (9–11)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–8)
Grass (1–1)
Clay (7–7)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Loss 1. 7 July 2003 Palermo International, Italy Clay   María José Martínez Sánchez   Adriana Serra Zanetti
  Emily Stellato
4–6, 2–6
Loss 2. 23 February 2004 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia Clay   María José Martínez Sánchez   Barbara Schwartz
  Jasmin Wöhr
1–6, 3–6
Win 1. 3 March 2007 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Mexico Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino   Émilie Loit
  Nicole Pratt
6–3, 6–3
Loss 3. 6 May 2007 Estoril Open, Portugal Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino   Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
  Anastasia Rodionova
3–6, 2–6
Win 2. 16 June 2007 Barcelona Open, Spain Clay   Nuria Llagostera Vives   Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Flavia Pennetta
7–6, 2–6, [12–10]
Win 3. 14 June 2008 Barcelona Open, Spain Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino   Nuria Llagostera Vives
  María José Martínez Sánchez
4–6, 7–5, [10–4]
Loss 4. 10 January 2009 Auckland Open, New Zealand Hard   Nuria Llagostera Vives   Nathalie Dechy
  Mara Santangelo
6–4, 6–7(3–7), [10–12]
Loss 5. 24 February 2009 Abierto Mexicano Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino   Nuria Llagostera Vives
  María José Martínez Sánchez
4–6, 2–6
Loss 6. 9 January 2010 Brisbane International, Australia Hard   Melinda Czink   Andrea Hlaváčková
  Lucie Hradecká
6–2, 6–7(3–7), [4–10]
Loss 7. 26 February 2011 Abierto Mexicano Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino   Mariya Koryttseva
  Ioana Raluca Olaru
7–5, 5–7, [7–10]
Win 4. 10 April 2011 Andalucia Tennis Experience, Spain Clay   Nuria Llagostera Vives   Sara Errani
  Roberta Vinci
3–6, 6–4, [10–5]
Loss 8. 9 July 2011 Swedish Open, Båstad Clay   Nuria Llagostera Vives   Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  María José Martínez Sánchez
3–6, 3–6
Win 5. 7 January 2012 Brisbane International, Australia Hard   Nuria Llagostera Vives   Raquel Kops-Jones
  Abigail Spears
7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–2)
Loss 9. 4 March 2012 Abierto Mexicano Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino   Sara Errani
  Roberta Vinci
2–6, 1–6
Win 6. 2 March 2013 Abierto Mexicano Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino   Catalina Castaño
  Mariana Duque Mariño
6–4, 7–6(7–1)
Loss 10. 21 June 2013 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands Grass   Dominika Cibulková   Irina-Camelia Begu
  Anabel Medina Garrigues
6–4, 6–7(3–7), [9–11]
Loss 11. 5 October 2013 China Open, Beijing Hard   Vera Dushevina   Cara Black
  Sania Mirza
2–6, 2–6
Win 7. 20 June 2014 Rosmalen Championships Grass   Marina Erakovic   Michaëlla Krajicek
  Kristina Mladenovic
0–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–8]
Loss 12. 23 August 2014 Connecticut Open, United States Hard   Marina Erakovic   Sílvia Soler Espinosa
  Andreja Klepač
5–7, 6–4, [7–10]
Loss 13. 18 October 2014 Kremlin Cup, Russia Hard (i)   Caroline Garcia   Martina Hingis
  Flavia Pennetta
3–6, 7–5
Win 8. 15 February 2015 Diamond Games, Belgium Hard (i)   Anabel Medina Garrigues   An-Sophie Mestach
  Alison Van Uytvanck
6–4, 3–6, [10–5]
Loss 14. 9 August 2015 Stanford Classic, United States Hard   Anabel Medina Garrigues   Xu Yifan
  Zheng Saisai
1–6, 3–6
Loss 15. 25 October 2015 BGL Luxembourg Open Hard (i)   Anabel Medina Garrigues   Mona Barthel
  Laura Siegemund
2–6, 6–7(2–7)
Loss 16. 2 November 2015 WTA Elite Trophy, Zhuhai Hard (i)   Anabel Medina Garrigues   Liang Chen
  Wang Yafan
4–6, 3–6
Win 9. 27 February 2016 Mexican Open, Acapulco Hard   Anabel Medina Garrigues   Kiki Bertens
  Johanna Larsson
6–0, 6–4
Win 10. 6 March 2016 Monterrey Open, Mexico Hard   Anabel Medina Garrigues   Petra Martić
  Maria Sanchez
4–6, 7–5, [10–7]
Win 11. 21 May 2016 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France Clay   Anabel Medina Garrigues   María Irigoyen
  Liang Chen
6–2, 6–0

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 17 (11–6)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 24 June 2001 ITF Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal Hard   Vanessa Devesa 6–2, 6–2
Winner 2. 5 August 2001 ITF Pontevedra, Spain Hard   Ana Catarina Nogueira 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 18 August 2001 Koksijde, Belgium Clay   Marion Bartoli 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 26 August 2001 Westende, Belgium Clay   Lenka Snajdrova 2–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 10 September 2001 Madrid, Spain Clay   Anna Floris 3–6, 6–3, 6–0
Winner 4. 23 September 2001 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Ines Heise 6–3, 6–2
Winner 5. 24 February 2002 Vale do Lobo, Portugal Hard   Anna Floris 6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 3 March 2002 Albufeira, Portugal Hard   Amandine Dulon 3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 6. 29 September 2002 Lecce, Italy Clay   Lenka Němečková 6–3, 6–4
Winner 7. 15 June 2003 Marseille, France Clay   Claudine Schaul 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 6 September 2005 Denain, France Hard   Lioudmila Skavronskaia 6–7(5), 0–6
Runner-up 5. 23 October 2006 Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain Clay   María José Martínez Sánchez 2–6, 4–6
Winner 8. 13 October 2008 Mexico City, Mexico Hard   Soledad Esperón 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 29 November 2008 Saint-Denis, France Hard   Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 4–6, 1–6
Winner 9. 26 July 2009 Pétange, Luxembourg Clay   Ekaterina Bychkova 6–3, 6–2
Winner 10. 27 September 2009 L'Open de Saint-Malo, France Clay   Alexandra Dulgheru 6–4, 6–3
Winner 11. 14 May 2012 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Olga Savchuk 6–4, 6–4

Doubles: 20 (9–11)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 25 June 2001 ITF Elvas, Portugal Hard   Oleksandra Kravets   Maria Fernanda Alves
  Ana Catarina Nogueira
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 30 July 2001 ITF Pontevedra, Spain Hard   Oleksandra Kravets   Natasha Galouza
  Jolanda Mens
6–7(5), 2–6
Runner-up 3. 20 August 2001 Westende, Belgium Clay   Oleksandra Kravets   Evgenia Subbotina
  Kildine Chevalier
5–7, 5–7
Winner 1. 23 September 2001 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Anna Font   María José Sánchez Alayeto
  Lana Popadić
6–1, 6–2
Winner 2. 25 March 2002 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Clay   Dominika Luzarová   Vanessa Menga
  Carla Tiene
7–5, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 17 June 2002 Gorizia, Italy Clay   Carla Tiene   Sandra Naćuk
  Tina Hergold
4–6, 3–6
Winner 3. 8 June 2003 Galatina, Italy Clay   María Emilia Salerni   Bahia Mouhtassine
  Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
6–0, 7–6(6)
Runner-up 5. 19 April 2005 Valencia, Spain Hard   Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez   Kildine Chevalier
  Stéphanie Foretz
6–4, 6–7(5), 2–6
Winner 4. 30 October 2005 Sant Cugat, Spain Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino   Conchita Martínez Granados
  María José Martínez Sánchez
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 30 March 2007 La Palma, Spain Hard   Melanie South   Petra Cetkovská
  Andrea Hlaváčková
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 20 April 2007 Calvià, Spain Clay   María José Martínez Sánchez   Petra Cetkovská
  Andrea Hlaváčková
5–7, 4–6
Winner 5. 6 July 2007 Valladolid, Spain Hard   Nuria Llagostera Vives   Ria Dörnemann
  Justine Ozga
6–0, 6–2
Winner 6. 17 September 2007 Madrid, Spain Clay   María José Martínez Sánchez   Monica Niculescu
  Yevgenia Savranska
6–1, 7–6(4)
Runner-up 8. 31 March 2008 Patras, Greece Clay   María José Martínez Sánchez   Tzipora Obziler
  Anastasiya Yakimova
5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 9. 7 April 2008 Monzón, Spain Hard   María José Martínez Sánchez   Rika Fujiwara
  Emmanuelle Gagliardi
6–1, 6–7(5), 8–10
Winner 7. 14 April 2008 Saint-Malo, France Clay   María José Martínez Sánchez   Renata Voráčová
  Anastasiya Yakimova
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 10. 18 July 2008 Biella, Italy Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino   Barbora Strýcová
  Renata Voráčová
6–4, 0–6, [5–10]
Runner-up 11. 21 September 2008 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino   Maret Ani
  Renata Voráčová
6–7(4), 6–7(9)
Winner 8. 29 September 2008 Cali, Colombia Clay   Betina Jozami   Frederica Piedade
  Anastasiya Yakimova
6–3, 6–1
Winner 9. 11 October 2012 Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain Clay   Leticia Costas   Inés Ferrer Suárez
  Richèl Hogenkamp
6–3, 6–3

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Australian Open A Q1 1R 1R 2R Q1 A A 1R 1R Q2 Q2 A A A A A 0 / 5 1–5
French Open A Q1 3R 2R 1R A A A 2R 1R Q2 Q3 A A A A A 0 / 5 4–5
Wimbledon A 2R 2R 1R Q2 A A 2R 2R 1R A A A A A A A 0 / 6 4–6
US Open Q1 2R 2R 1R Q1 A A A 1R Q1 A Q1 A A A A 0 / 4 2–4
Win–Loss 0–0 2–2 4–4 1–4 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–3 2–4 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 20 11–20

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Australian Open A 1R A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R 1R 3R A 2R 0 / 11 8–11
French Open 1R 2R A 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 3R 2R QF 1R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 14 11–14
Wimbledon 1R 1R A 2R 1R 1R 1R QF 1R 2R 1R 3R 3R 2R 2R 0 / 14 11–14
US Open 1R A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R A 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R 0 / 11 5–11
Win–Loss 0–3 1–3 0–0 2–3 0–4 2–4 0–4 5–4 3–3 4–4 5–4 3–4 5–4 2–3 3–3 0 / 50 35–50

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