Estrella Cabeza Candela

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

Estrella Cabeza Candela
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Cabeza Candela in Wimbledon, 2014
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceBarcelona, Spain
Born (1987-02-20) 20 February 1987 (age 34)
Los Palacios y Villafranca, Spain
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Retired2020
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 507,072
Singles
Career record469–303 (60.8%)
Career titles13 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 95 (13 May 2013)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ3 (2013)
French Open1R (2014)
Wimbledon1R (2013)
US Open1R (2013)
Doubles
Career record175–134 (56.6%)
Career titles16 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 176 (2 April 2012)
Last updated on: 21 August 2020.

Cabeza Candela has won 13 singles and 16 doubles titles on the ITF 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. Best tennis memory is playing with her family. Speaks Spanish and English. Tennis idol is Monica Seles. Likes movies, reading and spending time with family and friends.

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 Tour tournament by reaching the semifinals at Palermo, losing to Roberta Vinci, in three sets.

She announced her retirement from professional tennis ın 2020.[1]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 29 (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)
Result No Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Aug 2004 Pontevedra, Spain 10,000 Hard   Lucía Jiménez Almendros 7-6(3), 6-7(4), 6-7(2)
Win 1. Jun 2005 Les Franqueses del Vallès, Spain 10,000 Hard   Justine Ozga 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-2
Loss 2. Nov 2005 Mallorca, Spain 10,000 Clay   Núria Roig 3–6, 3–6
Win 2. Feb 2006 Mallorca, Spain 10,000 Clay   Stella Menna 6–4, 6–1
Win 3. Mar 2006 Sabadell, Spain 10,000 Clay   María José Martínez Sánchez 6–3, 7–5
Win 4. Jul 2006 Valladolid, Spain 25,000 Hard   Monique Adamczak 2-6, 7-6(3), 7-5
Loss 3. Jun 2008 Galatina, Italy 25,000 Clay   Anastasija Sevastova 4–6, 4–6
Win 5. Jun 2008 Getxo, Spain 25,000 Clay   Chayenne Ewijk 6–4, 6–4
Win 6. Jul 2008 Valladolid, Spain 25,000 Hard   Frederica Piedade 6–4, 7–6(4)
Loss 4. Sep 2008 Madrid, Spain 25,000 Hard   Angelique Kerber 1–6, 3–6
Loss 5. Sep 2008 Granada, Spain 25,000 Hard   Regina Kulikova 3–6, 4–6
Loss 6. Jul 2009 Rome, Italy 25,000 Clay   Eloisa Compostizo de Andrés 3-6, 7-6(2), 2-6
Loss 7. Jul 2009 Valladolid, Spain 25,000 Hard   Heidi El Tabakh 2–6, 6–3, 3–6
Win 7. Sep 2010 Mollerusa, Spain 10,000 Hard   Yevgeniya Kryvoruchko 6–2, 6–4
Win 8. Mar 2011 Madrid, Spain 10,000 Clay   Laura-Ioana Andrei 6–3, 6–2
Loss 8. Oct 2011 Seville, Spain 25,000 Clay   Réka Luca Jani 6–2, 3–6, 3–6
Loss 9. Sep 2012 Mestre, Italy 50,000 Clay   Karin Knapp 1–6, 6–3, 1–6
Loss 10. Sep 2012 Saint-Malo, France 25,000 Clay   Maryna Zanevska 2–6, 7–6(5), 0–6
Loss 11. Oct 2012 Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain 25,000 Clay   María Teresa Torró Flor 1–6, 4–6
Loss 12. Oct 2012 Seville, Spain 25,000 Clay   Teliana Pereira 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-7(5)
Loss 13. Mar 2013 Osprey, United States 50,000 Clay   Mariana Duque Mariño 6–7(2), 1–6
Loss 14. Jun 2015 Madrid, Spain 10,000 Clay   Olga Sáez Larra 4–6, 0–6
Win 9. Oct 2015 La Vall d'Uixó, Spain 10,000 Clay   Oleksandra Korashvili 7–6(5), 6–2
Win 10. Oct 2015 Melilla, Spain 10,000 Hard   María José Luque Moreno 6–3, 6–4
Win 11. Nov 2015 Vinaròs, Spain 10,000 Clay   Noelia Bouzo Zanotti 6–2, 6–2
Win 12. Apr 2017 Hammamet, Tunisia 15,000 Clay   Fernanda Brito 6–3, 7–5
Loss 15. May 2017 La Bisbal d'Empordà, Spain 25,000 Clay   Georgina García Pérez 2–6, 6–0, 4–6
Loss 16. Dec 2017 Castellón, Spain 15,000 Clay   Ekaterine Gorgodze 0–6, 6–3, 1–6
Win 13. Jun 2018 Barcelona, Spain 25,000 Clay   Aliona Bolsova 6–2, 6–3

Doubles; 30 (16–14)Edit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Me gustaría hacerles el camino más fácil a quienes yo entrene'La tenista Estrella Cabeza". el-decano-deportivo. 10 November 2020.

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