Gala León García

Gala León García (born 23 December 1973) is a former professional tennis player from Spain. On 21 September 2014, she was announced as the new Davis Cup captain for the Spanish national men's tennis team.

Gala León García
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceBarcelona, Spain
Born (1973-12-23) 23 December 1973 (age 48)
Madrid, Spain
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1990
Retired2004
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,053,309
Singles
Career record277–224 (55.3%)
Career titles1 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 27 (25 September 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004)
French Open4R (1996, 1999)
Wimbledon3R (1997)
US Open3R (1998)
Doubles
Career record77–73 (51.3%)
Highest rankingNo. 107 (12 June 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2001)
WimbledonQ1 (1996)
US Open2R (1995)

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 5 (1 title, 4 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tier I (0-0)
Tier II (0-0)
Tier III (1-2)
Tier IV & V (0-2)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 1988 Maria Lankowitz, Austria Clay   Patty Schnyder 2–6, 6–4, 3–6
Win 1–1 May 2000 Madrid, Spain Clay   Fabiola Zuluaga 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Loss 1–2 Jul 2000 Sopot, Poland Clay   Anke Huber 6–7(4–7), 3–6
Loss 1–3 Jul 2001 Knokke-Heist, Belgium Clay   Iroda Tulyaganova 2–6, 3–6
Loss 1–4 Jul 2001 Sopot, Poland Clay   Cristina Torrens Valero 2–6, 2–6

Doubles: 2 (runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tier I (0-0)
Tier II (0-0)
Tier III (0-2)
Tier IV & V (0-0)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 1999 Sopot, Poland Clay   María Sánchez Lorenzo   Laura Montalvo
  Paola Suárez
4–6, 3–6
Loss 0–2 May 2000 Madrid, Spain Clay   María Sánchez Lorenzo   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
1–6, 3–6

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 11 (6–5)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 8 February 1993 ITF Faro, Portugal Hard   Sofia Prazeres 6–3, 6–3
Loss 2. 15 March 1993 ITF Zaragoza, Spain Clay   Chantal Reuter 3–6, 6–4, 3–6
Win 3. 22 March 1993 ITF Madrid, Spain Hard   Lenka Němečková 6–3, 6–4
Loss 4. 28 March 1994 ITF Alicante, Spain Clay   Yi Jing-Qian 6–7(2), 7–6(7), 2–6
Win 5. 22 May 1995 ITF Barcelona, Spain Hard   Vera Zhukovets 6–0, 6–0
Win 6. 10 July 1995 ITF Vigo, Spain Hard   Estefanía Bottini 6–0, 6–1
Win 7. 17 July 1995 ITF Getxo, Spain Clay   Christína Papadáki 6–3, 6–4
Loss 8. 13 May 1996 ITF Athens, Greece Clay   Cristina Torrens Valero 4–6, 4–6
Win 9. 9 June 1997 ITF Budapest, Hungary Clay   Mariana Díaz Oliva 7–5, 6–2
Loss 10. 11 August 1997 ITF Bratislava, Slovakia Clay   Henrieta Nagyová 4–6, 0–6
Loss 11. 8 September 2003 ITF Denain, France Clay   Anabel Medina Garrigues 4–6, 0–6

Doubles: 8 (2–6)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 11 May 1992 ITF Barcelona, Spain Hard   Rosa Bielsa   Paola Suárez
  Pamela Zingman
4–6, 2–6
Loss 2. 15 March 1993 ITF Zaragoza, Spain Hard   Silvia Ramón-Cortés   Dominika Gorecká
  Lenka Němečková
4–6, 1–6
Loss 3. 1 November 1993 ITF Vilamoura, Portugal Hard   Ana Segura   Magdalena Feistel
  Katharzyna Teodorowicz
6–7, 2–6
Loss 4. 21 February 1994 ITF Valencia, Spain Clay   Janet Souto   Seda Noorlander
  Hanneke Ketelaars
4–6, 4–6
Win 1. 27 June 1994 ITF Cáceres, Spain Hard   Janet Souto   Mariam Ramón Climent
  María Sánchez Lorenzo
4–6, 6–2, 6–1
Loss 5. 14 September 1997 ITF Mollerusa, Spain Clay   Marta Cano   Patricia Aznar
  Paula Hermida
7–5, 3–6, 3–6
Win 2. 6 October 2002 ITF Girona, Spain Clay   Lubomira Bacheva   Flavia Pennetta
  Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
6–4, 6–3
Loss 6. 7 September 2003 ITF Fano, Italy Clay   María Emilia Salerni   Conchita Martínez Granados
  Giulia Casoni
3–6, 3–6

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Career W–L
Australian Open A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 1R 0–7
French Open 4R 1R 3R 4R 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 11–9
Wimbledon 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3–9
US Open 1R 2R 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R A 5–8
Win–Loss 3–3 3–4 4–4 4–4 2–4 1–4 0–4 1–3 1–3 19–33

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