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Aránzazu Isabel María "Arantxa" Sánchez Vicario[2] (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈɾanθaθu isaˈβel maˈɾi.a aˈɾantʃa ˈsantʃeθ βiˈkaɾjo];[a] born 18 December 1971) is a Spanish former world No. 1 retired tennis player. She won 14 Grand Slam titles: four in singles, six in women's doubles, and four in mixed doubles. In 1994, she was crowned the ITF World Champion for the year.

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
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Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in 2003
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceBarcelona, Spain
Born (1971-12-18) 18 December 1971 (age 47)
Barcelona, Spain
Height1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Turned pro1985
Retired2002
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$16,942,640
Int. Tennis HoF2007 (member page)
Singles
Career record759–295 (72.0%)
Career titles29
Highest rankingNo. 1 (6 February 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenF (1994, 1995)
French OpenW (1989, 1994, 1998)
WimbledonF (1995, 1996)
US OpenW (1994)
Other tournaments
Grand Slam CupQF (1998, 1999)
Tour FinalsF (1993)
Doubles
Career record676–224 (75.1%)
Career titles69
Highest rankingNo. 1 (19 October 1992)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1992, 1995, 1996)
French OpenF (1992, 1995)
WimbledonW (1995)
US OpenW (1993, 1994)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsW (1992, 1995)
Mixed doubles
Career record68–29 (70.1%)[1]
Career titles4
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1993)
French OpenW (1990, 1992)
Wimbledon3R (1990)
US OpenW (2000)
Team competitions
Fed CupW (1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998)
Hopman CupW (1990, 2002)
Coaching career (2015–)

Contents

CareerEdit

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario started playing tennis at the age of four, when she followed her older brothers Emilio Sánchez and Javier Sánchez (both of whom became professional players) to the court and hit balls against the wall with her first racquet. As a 17-year-old, she became the youngest winner of the women's singles title at the 1989 French Open, defeating World No. 1 Steffi Graf in the final. (Monica Seles broke the record the following year when she won the title at age 16.)

Sánchez Vicario quickly developed a reputation on the tour for her tenacity and refusal to concede a point. Commentator Bud Collins described her as "unceasing in determined pursuit of tennis balls, none seeming too distant to be retrieved in some manner and returned again and again to demoralize opponents" and nicknamed her the "Barcelona Bumblebee".[3]

She won six women's doubles Grand Slam titles, including the US Open in 1993 (with Helena Suková) and Wimbledon in 1995 (with Jana Novotná). She also won four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. In 1991, she helped Spain win its first-ever Fed Cup title, and helped Spain win the Fed Cup in 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1998. Sanchez Vicario holds the records for the most matches won by a player in Fed Cup competition (72) and for most ties played (58). She was ITF world champion in 1994 in singles.[4]

Sánchez Vicario was also a member of the Spanish teams that won the Hopman Cup in 1990 and 2002.

Over the course of her career, Sánchez Vicario won 29 singles titles and 69 doubles titles before retiring in November 2002.[5] She came out of retirement in 2004 to play doubles in a few select tournaments as well as the 2004 Summer Olympics, where she became the only tennis player to play in five Olympics in the Games history.[6] Sanchez Vicario is the most decorated Olympian in Spanish history with four medals – two silver and two bronze.[7]

In 2005, TENNIS Magazine put her in 27th place in its list of 40 Greatest Players of the TENNIS era and in 2007, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. She was only the third Spanish player (and the first Spanish woman) to be inducted.

In 2009, Sánchez Vicario was present at the opening ceremony of Madrid's Caja Mágica, the new venue for the Madrid Masters. The second show court is named Court Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in her honour.[8]

In 2015 Sanchez Vicario went into professional coaching. She got involved in training Danish player Caroline Wozniacki.

Personal lifeEdit

She has been married twice: her first marriage to the sports writer Juan Vehils on 21 July 2000 ended in 2001. She married the businessman Josep Santacana in September 2008.[9] Their first child, a girl also named Arantxa, was born on 27 February 2009.[10] Sánchez Vicario gave birth to their second child, a boy named Leo, on 28 October 2011.[11]

In 2012 it was reported that, despite Sánchez Vicario having earned $60 million over the course of her career, her parents had lost all of her money, she became very poor and that she was in debt to Spanish tax authorities.[12]

Major finalsEdit

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: 12 (4 titles, 8 runner–ups)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1989 French Open Clay   Steffi Graf 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1991 French Open Clay   Monica Seles 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 1992 US Open Hard   Monica Seles 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 1994 Australian Open Hard   Steffi Graf 0–6, 2–6
Winner 1994 French Open Clay   Mary Pierce 6–4, 6–4
Winner 1994 US Open Hard   Steffi Graf 1–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Runner-up 1995 Australian Open Hard   Mary Pierce 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 1995 French Open Clay   Steffi Graf 5–7, 6–4, 0–6
Runner-up 1995 Wimbledon Grass   Steffi Graf 6–4, 1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 1996 French Open Clay   Steffi Graf 3–6, 7–6(7–4) 8–10
Runner-up 1996 Wimbledon Grass   Steffi Graf 3–6, 5–7
Winner 1998 French Open Clay   Monica Seles 7–6(7–5), 0–6, 6–2

Women's doubles: 11 (6 titles, 5 runner–ups)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1992 Australian Open Hard   Helena Suková   Mary Joe Fernandez
  Zina Garrison
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 1992 French Open Clay   Conchita Martínez   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
3–6, 2–6
Winner 1993 US Open Hard   Helena Suková   Amanda Coetzer
  Inés Gorrochategui
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1994 Wimbledon Grass   Jana Novotná   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
4–6, 1–6
Winner 1994 US Open Hard   Jana Novotná   Katerina Maleeva
  Robin White
6–3, 6–3
Winner 1995 Australian Open Hard   Jana Novotná   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–4
Runner-up 1995 French Open Clay   Jana Novotná   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
7–6(8–6), 4–6, 5–7
Winner 1995 Wimbledon Grass   Jana Novotná   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 1996 Australian Open Hard   Chanda Rubin   Lindsay Davenport
  Mary Joe Fernandez
7–5, 2–6, 6–4
Runner-up 1996 US Open Hard   Jana Novotná   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2002 Australian Open Hard   Daniela Hantuchová   Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
2–6, 7–6(7–4), 1–6

Mixed doubles: 8 (4 titles, 4 runner–upa)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1989 French Open Clay   Horacio de la Peña   Manon Bollegraf
  Tom Nijssen
3–6, 7–6, 2–6
Winner 1990 French Open Clay   Jorge Lozano   Nicole Provis
  Danie Visser
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 1991 US Open Hard   Emilio Sánchez   Manon Bollegraf
  Tom Nijssen
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 1992 Australian Open Hard   Todd Woodbridge   Nicole Provis
  Mark Woodforde
3–6, 6–4, 9–11
Winner 1992 French Open Clay   Todd Woodbridge   Lori McNeil
  Bryan Shelton
6–2, 6–3
Winner 1993 Australian Open Hard   Todd Woodbridge   Zina Garrison
  Rick Leach
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 2000 Australian Open Hard   Todd Woodbridge   Rennae Stubbs
  Jared Palmer
5–7, 6–7
Winner 2000 US Open Hard   Jared Palmer   Anna Kournikova
  Max Mirnyi
6–4, 6–3

OlympicsEdit

Singles: 2 medals (1 silver medal, 1 bronze medal)Edit

Outcome Year Location Surface Opponent Score
Bronze 1992 Barcelona Clay Tied DNP
Silver 1996 Atlanta Hard   Lindsay Davenport 6–7(8–10), 2–6

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario lost in the semi-finals to Jennifer Capriati 3–6, 6–3, 1–6. In 1992, there was no bronze medal play-off match, both beaten semi-final players received bronze medals

Women's doubles: 2 medals (1 silver medal, 1 bronze medal)Edit

Outcome Year Location Surface Partner Opponents Score
Silver 1992 Barcelona Clay   Conchita Martínez   Gigi Fernández
  Mary Joe Fernandez
5–7, 6–2, 2–6
Bronze 1996 Atlanta Hard   Conchita Martínez   Manon Bollegraf
  Brenda Schultz
6–3, 6–1

Year-end championships finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner–up)Edit

Outcome Year Location Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1993 New York City Carpet   Steffi Graf 1–6, 4–6, 6–3, 1–6

Doubles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runner–ups)Edit

Outcome Year Location Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1990 New York City Carpet   Mercedes Paz   Kathy Jordan
  Elizabeth Smylie
6–7(4–7), 4–6
Winner 1992 New York City Carpet   Helena Suková   Larisa Neiland
  Jana Novotná
7–6(7–4), 6–1
Runner-up 1994 New York City Carpet   Jana Novotná   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
3–6, 7–6(7–4), 3–6
Winner 1995 New York City Carpet   Jana Novotná   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 1996 New York City Carpet   Jana Novotná   Lindsay Davenport
  Mary Joe Fernandez
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 1999 New York City Carpet   Larisa Neiland   Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
4–6, 4–6

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 77 (29–48)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (4–8)
WTA Championships (0–1)
Olympic Games (0–1)
Tier I (6–8)
Tier II (12–21)
Tier III (3–5)
Tier IV (2–3)
Tier V (2–0)
Virginia Slims (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (8–22)
Grass (1–4)
Clay (19–18)
Carpet (1–4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1 December 1986 Buenos Aires Clay   Gabriela Sabatini 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 28 March 1988 Tampa Clay   Chris Evert 6–7(3–7), 4–6
Winner 1. 11 July 1988 Brussels Clay   Raffaella Reggi 6–0, 7–5
Winner 2. 24 April 1989 Barcelona Clay   Helen Kelesi 6–2, 5–7, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 8 May 1989 Rome Clay   Gabriela Sabatini 2–6, 7–5, 4–6
Winner 3. 29 May 1989 French Open Clay   Steffi Graf 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 21 August 1989 Toronto Hard   Martina Navratilova 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 29 January 1990 Tokyo Carpet   Steffi Graf 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 26 March 1990 Houston Clay   Katerina Maleeva 1–6, 6–1, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 9 April 1990 Amelia Island Clay   Steffi Graf 1–6, 0–6
Winner 4. 23 April 1990 Barcelona Clay   Isabel Cueto 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 30 April 1990 Hamburg Clay   Steffi Graf 7–5, 0–6, 1–6
Winner 5. 16 July 1990 Newport Grass   Jo Durie 7–6(7–2), 4–6, 7–5
Runner-up 9. 24 September 1990 Leipzig Carpet   Steffi Graf 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 10. 7 January 1991 Sydney Hard   Jana Novotná 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 11. 13 May 1991 Berlin Hard   Steffi Graf 3–6, 6–4, 6–7(6–8)
Runner-up 12. 27 May 1991 French Open Clay   Monica Seles 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 13. 17 June 1991 Eastbourne Grass   Martina Navratilova 4–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 19 August 1991 Washington Hard   Katerina Maleeva 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 14. 6 January 1992 Sydney Hard   Gabriela Sabatini 1–6, 1–6
Winner 7. 13 March 1992 Key Biscayne Hard   Gabriela Sabatini 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 15. 20 April 1992 Barcelona Clay   Monica Seles 6–3, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 16. 27 April 1992 Hamburg Clay   Steffi Graf 6–7(5–7), 2–6
Runner-up 17. 11 May 1992 Berlin Clay   Steffi Graf 6–4, 5–7, 2–6
Winner 8. 17 August 1992 Montreal Hard   Monica Seles 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 18. 31 August 1992 US Open Hard   Monica Seles 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 19. 9 November 1992 Philadelphia Carpet   Steffi Graf 3–6, 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up 20. 1 March 1993 Delray Beach Hard   Steffi Graf 4–6, 3–6
Winner 9. 12 March 1993 Key Biscayne Hard   Steffi Graf 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 21. 29 March 1993 Hilton Head Island Clay   Steffi Graf 6–7(8–10), 1–6
Winner 10. 5 April 1993 Amelia Island Clay   Gabriela Sabatini 6–2, 5–7, 6–2
Winner 11. 19 April 1993 Barcelona Clay   Conchita Martínez 6–1, 6–4
Winner 12. 26 April 1993 Hamburg Clay   Steffi Graf 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 22. 2 August 1993 San Diego Hard   Steffi Graf 4–6, 6–4, 1–6
Runner-up 23. 9 August 1993 Los Angeles Hard   Martina Navratilova 5–7, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 24. 15 November 1993 Virginia Slims Championships Hard   Steffi Graf 1–6, 4–6, 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up 25. 17 January 1994 Australian Open Hard   Steffi Graf 0–6, 2–6
Runner-up 26. 28 February 1994 Delray Beach Hard   Steffi Graf 3–6, 5–7
Winner 13. 4 April 1994 Amelia Island Clay   Gabriela Sabatini 6–1, 6–4
Winner 14. 18 April 1994 Barcelona Clay   Iva Majoli 6–0, 6–2
Winner 15. 25 April 1994 Hamburg Clay   Steffi Graf 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(8–6)
Winner 16. 23 May 1994 French Open Clay   Mary Pierce 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 27. 25 July 1994 Stratton Mountain Hard   Conchita Martínez 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 28. 1 August 1994 San Diego Hard   Steffi Graf 2–6, 1–6
Winner 17. 15 August 1994 Montreal Hard   Steffi Graf 7–5, 1–6, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 18. 29 August 1994 US Open Hard   Steffi Graf 1–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Winner 19. 19 September 1994 Tokyo Hard   Amy Frazier 6–1, 6–2
Winner 20. 31 October 1994 Oakland Carpet   Martina Navratilova 1–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 29. 16 January 1995 Australian Open Hard   Mary Pierce 3–6, 2–6
Winner 21. 24 April 1995 Barcelona Clay   Iva Majoli 5–7, 6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 30. 8 May 1995 Rome Clay   Conchita Martínez 3–6, 1–6
Winner 22. 15 May 1995 Berlin Clay   Magdalena Maleeva 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 31. 29 May 1995 French Open Clay   Steffi Graf 5–7, 6–4, 0–6
Runner-up 32. 26 June 1995 Wimbledon Grass   Steffi Graf 6–4, 1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 33. 18 September 1995 Tokyo Hard   Mary Pierce 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 34. 29 January 1996 Tokyo Carpet   Iva Majoli 4–6, 1–6
Winner 23. 1 April 1996 Hilton Head Island Clay   Barbara Paulus 6–2, 2–6, 6–2
Winner 24. 29 April 1996 Hamburg Clay   Conchita Martínez 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–0
Runner-up 35. 27 May 1996 French Open Clay   Steffi Graf 3–6, 7–6(7–4), 8–10
Runner-up 36. 24 June 1996 Wimbledon Grass   Steffi Graf 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 37. 22 July 1996 Atlanta Hard   Lindsay Davenport 6–7(6–8), 2–6
Runner-up 38. 5 August 1996 Montreal Hard   Monica Seles 1–6, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 39. 19 August 1996 San Diego Hard   Kimiko Date 6–3, 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 40. 16 September 1996 Tokyo Hard   Monica Seles 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 41. 15 September 1997 Tokyo Hard   Monica Seles 1–6, 6–3, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 25. 12 January 1998 Sydney Hard   Venus Williams 6–1, 6–3
Winner 26. 25 May 1998 French Open Clay   Monica Seles 7–6(7–5), 0–6, 6–2
Runner-up 42. 15 June 1998 Eastbourne Grass   Jana Novotná 1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 43. 17 August 1998 Montreal Hard   Monica Seles 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 44. 21 September 1998 Tokyo Hard   Monica Seles 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 27. 19 April 1999 Cairo Clay   Irina Spîrlea 6–1, 6–0
Runner-up 45. 17 April 2000 Hilton Head Island Clay   Mary Pierce 1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 46. 1 May 2000 Hamburg Clay   Martina Hingis 3–6, 3–6
Winner 28. 2 April 2001 Porto Clay   Magüi Serna 6–3, 6–1
Winner 29. 21 May 2001 Madrid Clay   Ángeles Montolio 7–5, 6–0
Runner-up 47. 17 September 2001 Tokyo Clay   Jelena Dokić 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 48. 8 July 2002 Brussels Clay   Myriam Casanova 6–4, 2–6, 1–6

Doubles: 111 (69–42)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (6–5)
WTA Championships (2–4)
Olympic Games (0–1)
Tier I (16–8)
Tier II (31–14)
Tier III (9–4)
Tier IV (2–1)
Tier V (1–3)
Virginia Slims (2–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (24–14)
Grass (3–2)
Clay (32–17)
Carpet (10–9)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 15 September 1986 Athens Clay   Isabel Cueto   Silke Meier
  Wiltrud Probst
4–6, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 18 July 1988 Aix-en-Provence Clay   Sandra Cecchini   Nathalie Herreman
  Catherine Tanvier
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 24 April 1989 Barcelona Clay   Judith Wiesner   Jana Novotná
  Tine Scheuer-Larsen
2–6, 6–2, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 3. 14 August 1989 Albuquerque Hard   Raffaella Reggi   Nicole Provis
  Elna Reinach
6–4, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 12 February 1990 Chicago Carpet   Nathalie Tauziat   Martina Navratilova
  Anne Smith
7–6(11–9), 4–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 2 April 1990 Hilton Head Island Clay   Martina Navratilova   Mercedes Paz
  Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–1
Winner 3. 9 April 1990 Amelia Island Clay   Mercedes Paz   Regina Rajchrtová
  Andrea Temesvári
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Winner 4. 16 April 1990 Tampa Clay   Mercedes Paz   Sandra Cecchini
  Laura Gildemeister
6–2, 6–0
Winner 5. 23 April 1990 Barcelona Clay   Mercedes Paz   Sabrina Goleš
  Patricia Tarabini
6–7(7–9), 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 15 October 1990 Filderstadt Carpet   Mercedes Paz   Mary Joe Fernández
  Zina Garrison
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 12 November 1990 Virginia Slims Championships Carpet   Mercedes Paz   Kathy Jordan
  Elizabeth Smylie
6–7(4–7), 4–6
Winner 6. 7 January 1991 Sydney Hard   Helena Suková   Gigi Fernández
  Jana Novotná
6–1, 6–4
Winner 7. 8 April 1991 Amelia Island Clay   Helena Suková   Mercedes Paz
  Natasha Zvereva
4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 8. 22 April 1991 Barcelona Clay   Martina Navratilova   Nathalie Tauziat
  Judith Wiesner
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 29 April 1991 Hamburg Clay   Helena Suková   Jana Novotná
  Larisa Savchenko
5–7, 1–6
Winner 9. 6 January 1992 Sydney Hard   Helena Suková   Mary Joe Fernández
  Zina Garrison
7–6(7–4), 6–7(4–7), 6–2
Winner 10. 13 January 1992 Australian Open Hard   Helena Suková   Mary Joe Fernández
  Zina Garrison
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 11. 27 January 1992 Tokyo Carpet   Helena Suková   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
7–5, 6–1
Winner 12. 13 March 1992 Key Biscayne Hard   Larisa Neiland   Jill Hetherington
  Kathy Rinaldi
7–5, 5–7, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 23 March 1992 Wesley Chapel Clay   Natasha Zvereva   Larisa Neiland
  Jana Novotná
4–6, 2–6
Winner 13. 30 March 1992 Hilton Head Island Clay   Natasha Zvereva   Larisa Neiland
  Jana Novotná
6–4, 6–2
Winner 14. 6 April 1992 Amelia Island Clay   Natasha Zvereva   Zina Garrison
  Jana Novotná
6–1, 6–0
Winner 15. 20 April 1992 Barcelona Clay   Conchita Martínez   Nathalie Tauziat
  Judith Wiesner
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 9. 27 April 1992 Hamburg Clay   Manon Bollegraf   Steffi Graf
  Rennae Stubbs
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 10. 25 May 1992 French Open Clay   Conchita Martínez   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 11. 27 July 1992 Barcelona Clay   Conchita Martínez   Gigi Fernández
  Mary Joe Fernández
5–7, 6–2, 2–6
Winner 16. 10 August 1992 Los Angeles Hard   Helena Suková   Zina Garrison
  Pam Shriver
6–4, 6–2
Winner 17. 12 October 1992 Filderstadt Carpet   Helena Suková   Pam Shriver
  Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 7–5
Winner 18. 16 November 1992 Virginia Slims Championships Carpet   Helena Suková   Larisa Neiland
  Jana Novotná
7–6(7–4), 6–1
Runner-up 12. 25 March 1993 Wesley Chapel Clay   Larisa Neiland   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
5–7, 3–6
Winner 19. 19 April 1993 Barcelona Clay   Conchita Martínez   Magdalena Maleeva
  Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
4–6, 6–1, 6–0
Winner 20. 3 May 1993 Rome Clay   Jana Novotná   Mary Joe Fernández
  Zina Garrison
6–4, 6–2
Winner 21. 9 August 1993 Los Angeles Hard   Helena Suková   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
7–6(7–4), 6–3
Runner-up 13. 16 August 1993 Toronto Hard   Helena Suková   Larisa Neiland
  Jana Novotná
1–6, 2–6
Winner 22. 30 August 1993 US Open Hard   Helena Suková   Amanda Coetzer
  Inés Gorrochategui
6–4, 6–2
Winner 23. 25 October 1993 Essen Carpet   Helena Suková   Wiltrud Probst
  Christina Singer
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 14. 10 January 1994 Sydney Hard   Jana Novotná   Patty Fendick
  Meredith McGrath
2–6, 3–6
Winner 24. 28 February 1994 Delray Beach Hard   Jana Novotná   Manon Bollegraf
  Helena Suková
6–2, 6–0
Winner 25. 24 March 1994 Wesley Chapel Clay   Jana Novotná   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 7–5
Winner 26. 28 March 1994 Hilton Head Island Clay   Lori McNeil   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 4–1 ret.
Winner 27. 4 April 1994 Amelia Island Clay   Larisa Neiland   Amanda Coetzer
  Inés Gorrochategui
6–2, 6–7(6–8), 6–4
Winner 28. 18 April 1994 Barcelona Clay   Larisa Neiland   Julie Halard
  Nathalie Tauziat
6–2, 6–4
Winner 29. 25 April 1994 Hamburg Clay   Jana Novotná   Eugenia Maniokova
  Leila Meskhi
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 15. 9 May 1994 Berlin Clay   Jana Novotná   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
3–6, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 16. 20 June 1994 Wimbledon Grass   Jana Novotná   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 17. 25 July 1994 Stratton Mountain Hard   Conchita Martínez   Pam Shriver
  Elizabeth Smylie
6–7(4–7), 6–2, 5–7
Winner 30. 1 August 1994 San Diego Hard   Jana Novotná   Ginger Helgeson
  Rachel McQuillan
6–3, 6–3
Winner 31. 15 August 1994 Montreal Hard   Meredith McGrath   Pam Shriver
  Elizabeth Smylie
2–6, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 32. 29 August 1994 US Open Hard   Jana Novotná   Katerina Maleeva
  Robin White
6–3, 6–3
Winner 33. 19 September 1994 Tokyo Hard   Julie Halard   Amy Frazier
  Rika Hiraki
6–1, 0–6, 6–1
Winner 34. 31 October 1994 Oakland Carpet   Lindsay Davenport   Gigi Fernández
  Martina Navratilova
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 18. 14 November 1994 Virginia Slims Championships Carpet   Jana Novotná   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
3–6, 7–6(7–4), 3–6
Winner 35. 16 January 1995 Australian Open Hard   Jana Novotná   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–4
Runner-up 19. 27 February 1995 Indian Wells Hard   Larisa Neiland   Lindsay Davenport
  Lisa Raymond
6–2, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 36. 17 March 1995 Key Biscayne Hard   Jana Novotná   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
7–5, 2–6, 6–3
Winner 37. 24 April 1995 Barcelona Clay   Larisa Neiland   Mariaan de Swardt
  Iva Majoli
7–5, 4–6, 7–5
Runner-up 20. 29 May 1995 French Open Clay   Jana Novotná   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
7–6(8–6), 4–6, 5–7
Winner 38. 19 June 1995 Eastbourne Grass   Jana Novotná   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
0–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 39. 26 June 1995 Wimbledon Grass   Jana Novotná   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 40. 13 November 1995 WTA Tour Championships Carpet   Jana Novotná   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–1
Winner 41. 15 January 1996 Australian Open Hard   Chanda Rubin   Lindsay Davenport
  Mary Joe Fernández
7–5, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 42. 18 March 1996 Key Biscayne Hard   Jana Novotná   Meredith McGrath
  Larisa Neiland
6–4, 6–4
Winner 43. 1 April 1996 Hilton Head Island Clay   Jana Novotná   Gigi Fernández
  Mary Joe Fernández
6–2, 6–3
Winner 44. 8 April 1996 Amelia Island Clay   Chanda Rubin   Meredith McGrath
  Larisa Neiland
6–1, 6–1
Winner 45. 29 April 1996 Hamburg Clay   Brenda Schultz-McCarthy   Gigi Fernández
  Martina Hingis
4–6, 7–6(12–10), 6–4
Winner 46. 6 May 1996 Rome Clay   Irina Spîrlea   Gigi Fernández
  Martina Hingis
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 47. 20 May 1996 Madrid Clay   Jana Novotná   Sabine Appelmans
  Miriam Oremans
7–6(7–4), 6–2
Winner 48. 17 June 1996 Eastbourne Grass   Jana Novotná   Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
  Pam Shriver
4–6, 7–5, 6–3
Winner 49. 5 August 1996 Montreal Hard   Larisa Neiland   Mary Joe Fernández
  Helena Suková
7–6(7–1), 6–1
Runner-up 21. 19 August 1996 San Diego Hard   Larisa Neiland   Gigi Fernández
  Conchita Martínez
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 22. 26 August 1996 US Open Hard   Jana Novotná   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 23. 18 November 1996 Chase Championships Carpet   Jana Novotná   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
3–6, 2–6
Winner 50. 6 January 1997 Sydney Hard   Gigi Fernández   Lindsay Davenport
  Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–1
Winner 51. 20 March 1997 Key Biscayne Hard   Natasha Zvereva   Sabine Appelmans
  Miriam Oremans
6–2, 6–3
Winner 52. 19 May 1997 Madrid Clay   Mary Joe Fernández   Inés Gorrochategui
  Irina Spîrlea
6–3, 6–2
Winner 53. 28 July 1997 San Diego Clay   Martina Hingis   Amy Frazier
  Kimberly Po
6–3, 7–5
Winner 54. 6 October 1997 Filderstadt Carpet   Martina Hingis   Lindsay Davenport
  Jana Novotná
7–6(7–4), 3–6, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 55. 13 October 1997 Zürich Carpet   Martina Hingis   Larisa Neiland
  Helena Suková
4–6, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 56. 27 October 1997 Moscow Carpet   Natasha Zvereva   Yayuk Basuki
  Caroline Vis
5–3 ret.
Runner-up 24. 19 March 1998 Key Biscayne Hard   Natasha Zvereva   Martina Hingis
  Jana Novotná
2–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 25. 4 May 1998 Rome Clay   Amanda Coetzer   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–7(1–7), 4–6
Runner-up 26. 15 June 1998 Eastbourne Grass   Natasha Zvereva   Mariaan de Swardt
  Jana Novotná
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 27. 21 September 1998 Tokyo Hard   Mary Joe Fernández   Anna Kournikova
  Monica Seles
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 28. 5 October 1998 Filderstadt Carpet   Anna Kournikova   Lindsay Davenport
  Natasha Zvereva
4–6, 2–6
Winner 57. 19 April 1999 Cairo Clay   Laurence Courtois   Irina Spîrlea
  Caroline Vis
5–7, 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 58. 26 April 1999 Hamburg Clay   Larisa Neiland   Amanda Coetzer
  Jana Novotná
6–2, 6–1
Winner 59. 9 August 1999 Los Angeles Hard   Larisa Neiland   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–0
Runner-up 29. 16 August 1999 Toronto Hard   Larisa Neiland   Jana Novotná
  Mary Pierce
3–6, 6–2, 3–6
Runner-up 30. 4 October 1999 Filderstadt Carpet   Larisa Neiland   Chanda Rubin
  Sandrine Testud
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 31. 15 November 1999 Chase Championships Carpet   Larisa Neiland   Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
4–6, 4–6
Winner 60. 8 May 2000 Berlin Clay   Conchita Martínez   Amanda Coetzer
  Corina Morariu
3–6, 6–2, 7–6(9–7)
Runner-up 32. 15 May 2000 Rome Clay   Magüi Serna   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
3–6, 6–4, 2–6
Runner-up 33. 2 October 2000 Filderstadt Carpet   Barbara Schett   Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
4–6, 2–6
Winner 61. 30 October 2000 Leipzig Carpet   Anne-Gaëlle Sidot   Kim Clijsters
  Laurence Courtois
6–7(6–8), 7–5, 6–3
Winner 62. 19 March 2001 Key Biscayne Hard   Nathalie Tauziat   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 34. 9 April 2001 Amelia Island Clay   Martina Navratilova   Conchita Martínez
  Patricia Tarabini
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 35. 14 January 2002 Australian Open Hard   Daniela Hantuchová   Martina Hingis
  Anna Kournikova
2–6, 7–6(7–4), 1–6
Winner 63. 11 February 2002 Doha Hard   Janette Husárová   Alexandra Fusai
  Caroline Vis
6–3, 6–3
Winner 64. 8 April 2002 Amelia Island Clay   Daniela Hantuchová   María Emilia Salerni
  Åsa Svensson
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 36. 29 April 2002 Hamburg Clay   Daniela Hantuchová   Martina Hingis
  Barbara Schett
1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 37. 6 May 2002 Berlin Clay   Daniela Hantuchová   Elena Dementieva
  Janette Husárová
6–0, 6–7(3–7), 2–6
Runner-up 38. 20 May 2002 Madrid Clay   Rossana de los Ríos   Martina Navratilova
  Natasha Zvereva
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 39. 8 July 2002 Brussels Clay   Tathiana Garbin   Barbara Schwartz
  Jasmin Wöhr
2–6, 6–0, 4–6
Winner 65. 22 July 2002 Sopot Clay   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Evgenia Kulikovskaya
  Ekaterina Sysoeva
6–2, 6–2
Winner 66. 5 August 2002 Helsinki Clay   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Eva Bes
  María José Martínez Sánchez
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–3
Winner 67. 19 August 2002 New Haven Hard   Daniela Hantuchová   Tathiana Garbin
  Janette Husárová
6–3, 1–6, 7–5
Winner 68. 16 September 2002 Tokyo Hard   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Petra Mandula
  Patricia Wartusch
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 40. 23 September 2002 Bali Hard   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Cara Black
  Virginia Ruano Pascual
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 41. 30 September 2002 Tokyo Hard   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Shinobu Asagoe
  Nana Miyagi
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 69. 19 July 2004 Palermo Clay   Anabel Medina Garrigues   Ľubomíra Kurhajcová
  Henrieta Nagyová
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 42. 13 September 2004 Bali Hard   Svetlana Kuznetsova   Anastasia Myskina
  Ai Sugiyama
3–6, 5–7

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 SR W–L
Australian Open NH A A A A SF SF SF F F QF 3R QF 2R QF A 1R 0 / 11 42–11
French Open Q1 QF QF W 2R F SF SF W F F QF W SF SF 2R 1R 3 / 16 72–13
Wimbledon A 1R 1R QF 1R QF 2R 4R 4R F F SF QF 2R 4R 2R A 0 / 15 41–15
US Open A 1R 4R QF SF QF F SF W 4R 4R QF QF 4R 4R 3R 1R 1 / 16 56–15
Win–loss 0–0 4–3 7–3 15–2 6–3 19–4 17–4 18–4 23–2 21–4 19–4 15–4 19–3 9-4 15–4 4–3 0–3 4 / 58 211–54
Year-end championships
WTA Tour Championships A A A SF QF QF QF F 1R 1R QF QF 1R 1R 1R QF A 0 / 13 11–13
Grand Slam Cup Not Held Men's Only Event QF QF Not Held 0 / 2 0–2
Tier I tournaments
Tokyo Not Tier I A A A F A A A A A A 0 / 1 2–1
Indian Wells Not Held Not Tier I SF A A A 3R QF 0 / 3 7–3
Miami Not Tier I A A W W QF 3R 2R 4R SF 2R 3R 4R 4R 2 / 11 27–9
Hilton Head Not Tier I 3R SF SF F QF QF W 3R 2R 2R F 2R 2R 1 / 13 25–11
Rome NH Not Tier I 3R A A SF A F QF QF SF 3R QF QF A 0 / 9 20–9
Berlin Not Tier I A F F A 3R W QF 3R 3R SF 2R QF 3R 1 / 11 24–10
Montreal / Toronto Not Tier I A A W SF W 3R F 3R F QF SF 1R 1R 2 / 11 28–9
Zürich Not Tier I A A A A 1R A A A 1R A 0 / 2 0–2
Moscow Not Held NTI QF A A 2R A A 0 / 2 1–2
Year-end ranking 81 54 18 5 7 5 4 2 2 3 3 9 4 17 9 17 53

DoublesEdit

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Career SR
Australian Open NH A A A A 3R W QF SF W W SF QF QF 1R A F A A A 3 / 11
French Open A 3R 1R QF QF SF F QF A F SF SF SF QF 1R 1R 1R A 1R 1R 0 / 17
Wimbledon A 1R 1R 1R QF QF SF QF F W QF QF QF 3R 3R QF A A 1R A 1 / 16
US Open A 2R 2R 1R QF 3R SF W W QF F SF 3R SF 3R QF 1R A A A 2 / 16
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 3 2 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 1 6 / 60
Year-end ranking 91 83 89 49 8 7 3 6 3 1 1 5 12 9 16 11 7 NR 113 NR

NH = tournament not held A = did not participate in the tournament SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

WTA Tour career earningsEdit

Head-to-head vs. top 10 ranked playersEdit

Player Record W% Hardcourt Clay Grass Carpet
Number 1 ranked players
  Justine Henin 1–0 100% 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0
  Jennifer Capriati 6–4 60% 3–1 3–2 0–0 0–1
  Serena Williams 4–3 57.1% 1–3 2–0 1–0 0–0
  Lindsay Davenport 7–5 58.3% 3–3 3–0 0–0 1–2
  Chris Evert 1–1 50% 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0
  Venus Williams 3–6 33.3% 1–3 1–3 0–0 1–0
  Amélie Mauresmo 1–2 33.3% 1–0 0–2 0–0 0–0
 /  Steffi Graf 8–28 22.2% 4–8 4–13 0–3 0–4
 /  Martina Navratilova 3–12 20% 0–5 2–2 0–1 1–4
 / /  Monica Seles 3–20 13% 1–10 1–5 0–1 1–4
  Martina Hingis 2–18 10% 0–9 2–6 0–1 0–2
  Kim Clijsters 0–4 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–3
Number 2 ranked players
  Li Na 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
  Conchita Martínez 14–4 77.8% 4–1 8–3 1–0 1–0
 /  Jana Novotná 10–11 47.6% 4–3 5–3 0–2 1–3
  Svetlana Kuznetsova 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
  Anastasia Myskina 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0
Number 3 ranked players
  Pam Shriver 1–0 100% 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0
  Nathalie Tauziat 12–1 92.3% 7–1 3–0 1–0 1–0
 /  Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière 5–1 83.3% 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–0
  Amanda Coetzer 18–4 81.9% 5–1 10–2 1–0 2–1
  Mary Pierce 5–5 50% 0–2 2–3 1–0 2–0
  Gabriela Sabatini 11–12 47.8% 6–2 4–10 0–0 1–0
  Elena Dementieva 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0
Number 4 ranked players
 /  Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
 /  Anke Huber 12–2 85.7% 6–2 5–0 1–0 0–0
  Kimiko Date-Krumm 8–2 80% 4–1 4–0 0–0 0–1
  Mary Joe Fernández 7–4 63.6% 3–2 4–1 0–1 0–0
 /  Helena Suková 6–4 60% 4–2 1–0 0–1 1–1
 /  Iva Majoli 4–3 57.1% 1–2 3–0 0–0 0–1
  Magdalena Maleeva 5–4 55.6% 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–2
 /  Jelena Dokić 3–3 50% 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–0
Number 5 ranked players
  Jo Durie 2–0 100% 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0
 /  Natasha Zvereva 11–3 78.6% 7–2 2–0 0–0 2–1
 /  Sylvia Hanika 1–1 50% 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0
Number 6 ranked players
  Katerina Maleeva 5–2 71.4% 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–0
  Chanda Rubin 4–4 50% 3–2 1–2 0–0 0–0
Number 7 ranked players
  Kathy Rinaldi 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
  Patty Schnyder 6–2 75% 2–0 3–2 0–0 1–0
  Julie Halard-Decugis 8–4 66.7% 3–1 4–0 1–1 0–2
  Barbara Schett 4–3 57.1% 2–2 2–0 0–0 0–1
  Irina Spîrlea 5–5 50% 0–2 4–2 1–0 0–1
  Marion Bartoli 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
  Barbara Potter 0–1 0% 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1
Number 8 ranked players
  Ai Sugiyama 7–1 87.5% 4–0 2–0 0–0 1–1
  Anna Kournikova 2–3 40% 2–1 0–2 0–0 0–0
  Alicia Molik 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
Number 9 ranked players
  Lori McNeil 6–0 100% 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–0
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy 9–1 90% 3–1 1–0 3–0 2–0
  Dominique Monami 4–2 66.7% 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–1
  Sandrine Testud 4–3 57.1% 4–3 0–0 0–0 0–0
Number 10 ranked players
  Barbara Paulus 6–0 100% 2–0 3–0 0–0 1–0
  Maria Kirilenko 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
  Catarina Lindqvist 1–0 100% 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0
 /  Karina Habšudová 6–1 85.7% 5–1 1–0 0–0 0–0
Total 255–205 55.4% 110–83 (57.0%) 103–74 (58.2%) 18–11 (62.1%) 24–37 (39.3%)

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In isolation, Vicario is pronounced [biˈkaɾjo].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ITF tennis bio". Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  2. ^ Vicario is not her married name. It is her mother's maiden name. In the Spanish naming system, every person has two surnames: the first one comes from the father, the second from the mother. A woman never changes surnames, regardless of whether she marries or divorces.
  3. ^ Collins, Bud; Xander Hollander (1996). Bud Collins' Tennis Encyclopedia. Visible Ink Press. p. 434. ISBN 1-57859-000-0.
  4. ^ Aranxta Sanchez Vicario WTA Bio Page
  5. ^ "TENNIS; Sánchez-Vicario Ends Her Career". The New York Times. 13 November 2002. Retrieved 12 May 2009.
  6. ^ "Notebook: Rower makes history". USA TODAY. 1 July 2004. Retrieved 12 May 2009.
  7. ^ "Arantxa sanchez Vicario". International Tennis Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 12 May 2009.
  8. ^ Clarey, Christopher (9 May 2009). "Tennis Stadium Opens (and Closes) in Madrid". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
  9. ^ Wedding Bells: Sanchez-Vicario Gets Married! Tennis.com, 21 September 2008
  10. ^ Arantxa Sanchez Vicario gave birth to a baby girl Archived 27 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine Zimbio.com, 3 March 2009
  11. ^ "Arantxa Sánchez Vicario alumbra a su segundo hijo". El Periódico de Catalunya. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  12. ^ "Sanchez Vicario says $60M in career earnings gone". 'USA Today]. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2015.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
World No. 1
6 February 1995 – 19 February 1995
27 February 1995 – 9 April 1995
15 May 1995 – 11 June 1995
Succeeded by
Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
Awards
Preceded by
Steffi Graf
ITF World Champion
1994
Succeeded by
Steffi Graf
Preceded by
  Spanish Marathon team
Prince of Asturias Award for Sports
1998
Succeeded by
  Steffi Graf