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Estrella Cabeza Candela

Estrella Cabeza Candela (Spanish pronunciation: [esˈtɾeʎa kaˈβeθa kanˈdela]; born 20 February 1987) is a Spanish professional tennis player.

Estrella Cabeza Candela
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Cabeza Candela in Wimbledon, 2014
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceBarcelona
Born (1987-02-20) 20 February 1987 (age 32)
Los Palacios y Villafranca
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$505,750
Singles
Career record465–301
Career titles0 WTA, 13 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 95 (13 May 2013)
Current rankingNo. 601 (15 July 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ3 (2013)
French Open1R (2014)
Wimbledon1R (2013)
US Open1R (2013)
Doubles
Career record173–133
Career titles16 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 176 (2 April 2012)
Current rankingNo. 608 (15 July 2019)
Last updated on: 20 July 2019.

Cabeza Candela has won 13 singles and 16 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 13 May 2013, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 95. On 2 April 2012, she peaked at No. 176 in the doubles rankings.

Personal lifeEdit

Cabeza Candela was born in Los Palacios y Villafranca. Parents are Manuel Cabeza (tennis coach) and Estrella Candela; sister is Ana (training to be an aeronautic engineer). She began playing tennis at age four with father and sister, and started playing seriously aged seven. Favorite surface is clay.

CareerEdit

Coached by Gonzalo Lopez and Martin Vilar, Cabeza Candela had a break out year in 2013. She broke into the top 100 for the first time at age 26 by reaching No. 95 on 13 May 2013. Later that summer, she played in her first main draw of a Grand Slam event at Wimbledon. She lost in the first round to Caroline Wozniacki, 0–6, 2–6. In early July, Cabeza Candela reached her best result in a WTA tournament by reaching the semifinals at Palermo, losing to Roberta Vinci in three sets.

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (13–16)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (5–4)
Clay (8–12)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1 August 2004 Pontevedra, Spain Hard   Lucía Jiménez Almendros 7–6(7–3), 6–7(4–7), 6–7(2–7)
Winner 1. 19 June 2005 Les Franqueses del Vallès, Spain Hard   Justine Ozga 7–6(7–3), 4–6, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 13 November 2005 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Núria Roig 3–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 19 February 2006 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Stella Menna 6–4, 6–1
Winner 3. 26 March 2006 Sabadell, Spain Clay   María José Martínez Sánchez 6–3, 7–5
Winner 4. 9 July 2006 Valladolid, Spain Hard   Monique Adamczak 2–6, 7–6(7–3), 7–5
Runner-up 3. 1 June 2008 Galatina, Italy Clay   Anastasija Sevastova 4–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 28 June 2008 Getxo, Spain Clay   Chayenne Ewijk 6–4, 6–4
Winner 6. 13 July 2008 Valladolid, Spain Hard   Frederica Piedade 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 4. 21 September 2008 Madrid, Spain Hard   Angelique Kerber 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 28 September 2008 Granada, Spain Hard   Regina Kulikova 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 18 July 2009 Rome, Italy Clay   Eloisa Compostizo de Andrés 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 2–6
Runner-up 7. 26 July 2009 Valladolid, Spain Hard   Heidi El Tabakh 2–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 7. 5 September 2010 Mollerusa, Spain Hard   Yevgeniya Kryvoruchko 6–2, 6–4
Winner 8. 27 March 2011 Madrid, Spain Clay   Laura-Ioana Andrei 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 22 October 2011 Seville, Spain Clay   Réka Luca Jani 6–2, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 8 September 2012 Mestre, Italy Clay   Karin Knapp 1–6, 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up 10. 23 September 2012 Saint-Malo, France Clay   Maryna Zanevska 2–6, 7–6(7–5), 0–6
Runner-up 11. 13 October 2012 Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain Clay   María Teresa Torró Flor 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 12. 20 October 2012 Seville, Spain Clay   Teliana Pereira 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 13. 31 March 2013 Osprey, United States Clay   Mariana Duque Mariño 6–7(2–7), 1–6
Runner-up 14. 7 June 2015 Madrid, Spain Clay   Olga Sáez Larra 4–6, 0–6
Winner 9. 4 October 2015 La Vall d'Uixó, Spain Clay   Oleksandra Korashvili 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Winner 10. 18 October 2015 Melilla, Spain Hard   María José Luque Moreno 6–3, 6–4
Winner 11. 8 November 2015 Vinaròs, Spain Clay   Noelia Bouzo Zanotti 6–2, 6–2
Winner 12. 9 April 2017 Hammamet, Tunisia Clay   Fernanda Brito 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 15. 21 May 2017 La Bisbal d'Empordà, Spain Clay   Georgina García Pérez 2–6, 6–0, 4–6
Runner-up 16. 2 December 2017 Castellón, Spain Clay   Ekaterine Gorgodze 0–6, 6–3, 1–6
Winner 13. 17 June 2018 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov 6–2, 6–3

Doubles (16–14)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (5–5)
Clay (9–9)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (2–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 8 May 2004 Tortosa, Spain Clay   Katia Sabate-Orera   Marta Fraga
  Nuria Sánchez-García
6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 6 November 2004 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Adriana González Peñas   Hanne Skak Jensen
  Karina Jacobsgaard
6–3, 6–3
Winner 2. 8 July 2005 Getxo, Spain Clay   Núria Roig   Anna Gil Mares
  Tara Wigan
6–1, 6–0
Runner-up 2. 6 August 2005 Vigo, Spain Hard   Matilde Muñoz Gonzalves   Anna Font
  María José Martínez Sánchez
2–6, 3–6
Winner 3. 11 February 2006 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Núria Roig   Eleonora Iannozzi
  Stella Menna
3–6, 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 18 February 2006 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Núria Roig   Marta Fraga
  Laura Thorpe
4–6, 5–7
Winner 4. 25 March 2006 Sabadell, Spain Clay   Núria Roig   Marta Fraga
  María José Martínez Sánchez
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 19 May 2006 Tenerife, Spain Hard   Laura Vallvaerdu-Zafra   Monique Adamczak
  Annette Kolb
6–4, 4–6, 1–6
Winner 5. 11 May 2007 Monzón, Spain Hard   María Emilia Salerni   Iryna Brémond
  Vesna Dolonc
6–2, 6–1
Winner 6. 4 August 2007 Vigo, Spain Hard   Carla Suárez Navarro   Ria Sabay
  Justine Ozga
6–1, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 28 March 2008 La Palma, Spain Hard   Sílvia Soler Espinosa   Yuliya Beygelzimer
  Stefanie Vögele
5–7, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 6. 27 June 2008 Getxo, Spain Clay   Sara del Barrio Aragón   Julie Coin
  Story Tweedie-Yates
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 25 July 2009 Valladolid, Spain Clay   Sara del Barrio Aragón   Heidi El Tabakh
  Paula Fondevila Castro
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 14 February 2010 Cali, Colombia Clay   Laura Pous Tió   Edina Gallovits-Hall
  Polona Hercog
6–3, 3–6, [8–10]
Runner-up 9. 24 September 2010 Foggia, Italy Clay   Laura Pous Tió   María Irigoyen
  Florencia Molinero
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 23 October 2010 Saint-Raphaël, France Hard (i)   Laura Pous Tió   Sandra Klemenschits
  Tatjana Maria
2–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 21 October 2011 Seville, Spain Clay   Lara Arruabarrena   Leticia Costas
  Inés Ferrer Suárez
6–4, 6–4
Winner 8. 5 June 2015 Madrid, Spain Clay   Cristina Sánchez Quintanar   Sílvia García Jiménez
  Olga Sáez Larra
4–6, 6–4, [10–7]
Winner 9. 3 July 2015 Prokuplje, Serbia Clay   Alexandra Nancarrow   Maryna Kolb
  Nadiya Kolb
2–6, 6–4, [10–6]
Runner-up 11. 4 September 2015 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Oleksandra Korashvili   Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov
  Gaia Sanesi
3–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 19 September 2015 Madrid, Spain Hard   Cristina Sánchez Quintanar   Deborah Chiesa
  Isabelle Wallace
7–6(7–4), 7–5
Winner 11. 25 September 2015 Madrid, Spain Hard   Cristina Sánchez Quintanar   María Martínez Martínez
  Olga Sáez Larra
6–4, 6–3
Winner 12. 16 October 2015 Melilla, Spain Hard   Oleksandra Korashvili   Irene Burillo Escorihuela
  Isabelle Wallace
6–3, 6–1
Winner 13. 6 November 2015 Vinaròs, Spain Clay   Oleksandra Korashvili   Alicia Herrero Liñana
  Ksenija Sharifova
6–2, 4–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 12. 13 May 2016 Monzón, Spain Hard   Cristina Sánchez Quintanar   Alice Bacquié
  Gabriella Taylor
1–6, 1–6
Winner 14. 14 July 2017 Turin, Italy Clay   Paula Cristina Gonçalves   Irene Burillo Escorihuela
  Yvonne Cavallé Reimers
5–7, 6–0, [10–8]
Winner 15. 21 July 2017 Imola, Italy Carpet   Paula Cristina Gonçalves   Eleni Kordolaimi
  Seone Mendez
6–3, 1–6, [10–3]
Runner-up 13. 13 October 2017 Seville, Spain Clay   Andrea Gámiz   Luisa Stefani
  Renata Zarazúa
6–7(2–7), 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 14. 20 October 2017 Riba-roja de Túria, Spain Clay   Ángela Fita Boluda   Yvonne Cavallé Reimers
  Guadalupe Pérez Rojas
4–6, 4–6
Winner 16. 28 April 2018 Óbidos, Portugal Carpet   Ángela Fita Boluda   Freya Christie
  An-Sophie Mestach
7–6(7–3), 1–6, [10–6]

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