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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 45)
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 (55.29%)
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 (51.33%)
Highest rankingNo. 107 (12 June 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2001)
WimbledonQ1 (1996)
US Open2R (1995)

Contents

WTA Tour FinalsEdit

Singles: 5 (1-4)Edit

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (1-2) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0-2) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. July 6, 1998 Maria Lankowitz, Austria Clay   Patty Schnyder 2–6, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 2. May 22, 2000 Madrid, Spain Clay   Fabiola Zuluaga 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 3. July 17, 2000 Sopot, Poland Clay   Anke Huber 6–7(4–7), 3–6
Runner-up 4. July 16, 2001 Knokke-Heist, Belgium Clay   Iroda Tulyaganova 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. July 23, 2001 Sopot, Poland Clay   Cristina Torrens Valero 2–6, 2–6

Doubles: 2 (0-2)Edit

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (0-2) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 12 July 1999 Sopot, Poland Clay   María Sánchez Lorenzo   Laura Montalvo
  Paola Suárez
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 11 May 2000 Madrid, Spain Clay   María Sánchez Lorenzo   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
1–6, 3–6

ITF FinalsEdit

Singles (6–5)Edit

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

Grand Slam Singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Career W-L
Grand Slam Tournaments
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

External linksEdit