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Georgina García Pérez (Spanish pronunciation: [ɟʝoɾˈʝina ɣaɾˈθi.a ˈpeɾeθ];[a][1] born 13 May 1992) is a Spanish tennis player.

Georgina García Pérez
Georgina Garcia Perez 2018.jpg
Bucharest Open 2018
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceBarcelona
Born (1992-05-13) 13 May 1992 (age 27)
Barcelona
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
PlaysRight (double-handed backhand)
Prize money$370,256
Singles
Career record226–171
Career titles0 WTA, 10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 124 (5 November 2018)
Current rankingNo. 227 (8 July 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2019)
French Open2R (2018)
WimbledonQ1 (2017)
US OpenQ3 (2018)
Doubles
Career record138–99
Career titles1 WTA, 14 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 90 (20 August 2018)
Current rankingNo. 101 (8 July 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (2018)
Team competitions
Fed Cup4–1
Last updated on: 8 July 2019.

She has won one doubles title on the WTA Tour, as well as ten singles and 14 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 5 November 2018, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 124. On 20 August 2018, she peaked at No. 90 in the doubles rankings.

She hit the fastest women's serve on record at 220 km/h (136.7 mph) during the 2018 Hungarian Ladies Open.

She represented Spain for the first time in the Fed Cup since 2018, where she has a win/loss record of 4–1.

Professional careerEdit

2014–2016Edit

After three years without stepping on a tennis court for personal reasons, Georgina returns to the circuit. Only a few months after her re-debut, she achieved her first professional titles. During 2015, she achieved two ITF titles, in Monzón and in Portugal.

García added another three ITF titles, plus four more titles in the doubles circuit, which lead her to debut in the WTA Tour at the 2016 Copa Colsanitas, partnering Laura Pous Tió,[2] but they lost her first-round match against Nicole Melichar and Rebecca Peterson.[2]

2017Edit

In 2017, she premiered on Grand Slam-level competing in qualifying draw at Wimbledon, falling in three sets to the American Sachia Vickery. A wrist injury prevented her from being active during the summer of 2017. At the end of the season, Georgina returned to the courts with the intention of adding the points needed to play the preview of the Australian Open and she was only one week away to be able to enter when winning the Pune tournament.

2018Edit

Georgina started the season in the $60,000 tournament of Adrezieux, France, where she won the most important title of her career so far, defeating in the final the former top 100 Arantxa Rus by a score of 6–2, 6–0. The week after that title, García was summoned by the new captain Anabel Medina for the first time in her career to play a tie in Fed Cup. It would be against Italy on February 10 and 11, where she played the doubles match, winning the Italian pair with María José Martínez Sánchez.

After overcoming the previous phase in the WTA event in Budapest, going up two matches against Naomi Broady and the vetaranissimo ex top 10 Patty Schnyder, García played her first final table of a WTA-level tournament where she fell to Aleksandra Krunic in two sets. It should also be noted that in the second match of qualifying, Georgina took 220 km/h, which is the fastest service in the history of women's tennis, however, has yet to be verified by the WTA. In the same tournament, in the modality of doubles, García managed to win her first WTA title with her partner, the local player Fanny Stollár. They won in a tough match, with a comeback included, in the super-tiebreak at number one of the draw, the pair formed by Johanna Larsson and Kirsten Flipkens. In May, she returned to play another final with Fanny Stollár falling in the final of the Rabat tournament against Anna Blinkova and Raluca Olaru.

After the good start of the season, Georgina received a wild card to play for the first time in the main draw of the Madrid Open. She lost her first-round match to Donna Vekić in two straight sets.

In June, she managed to overcome the previous phase of 2018 French Open and achieved her first victory in a Grand Slam tournament by defeating Dalila Jakupović. This victory led her to contest the second round against the favorite No. 2 and winner this year of the Australian Open, Caroline Wozniacki.

In July, García could not play the singles preview at Wimbledon for very few, but she did it in the doubles along with her Hungarian partner Fanny Stollár. With it, they achieved the first victory in a final table of doubles competition in a Great Slam tournament, defeating Mandy Minella and Anastasija Sevastova. They would lose in the second round to the eventual finalists of Wimbledon, the American Nicole Melichar and the Czech Květa Peschke.

In August, she made her first appearance at the US Open; she reached the final round in the qualifying stage but could not overcome Marie Bouzková.

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Feb 2018 Hungarian Ladies Open, Budapest International Hard (i)   Fanny Stollár   Kirsten Flipkens
  Johanna Larsson
4–6, 6–4, [10–3]
Loss 1–1 May 2018 Morocco Open, Rabat International Clay   Fanny Stollár   Anna Blinkova
  Raluca Olaru
4–6, 4–6
Loss 1–2 May 2019 Morocco Open, Rabat International Clay   Oksana Kalashnikova   María José Martínez Sánchez
  Sara Sorribes Tormo
5–7, 1–6

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (10–6)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (5–2)
Clay (5–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 11 May 2009 Fuerteventura, Spain Carpet   Lena-Marie Hofmann 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 23 June 2014 Melilla, Spain Hard   Lucía Cervera Vázquez 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–7(14–16)
Runner-up 3. 13 April 2015 Ponta Delgada, Portugal Hard   Julie Coin 0–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 20 April 2015 Ponta Delgada, Portugal Hard   Kelly Versteeg 6–2, 6–1
Winner 2. 11 May 2015 Monzón, Spain Hard   Cristina Sánchez Quintanar 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 31 August 2015 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Myrtille Georges 3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 3. 22 August 2016 Bükfürdő, Hungary Clay   Gabriela Pantůčková 6–3, 6–0
Winner 4. 31 October 2016 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Fatma Al-Nabhani 6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 5. 14 November 2016 Rabat, Morocco Clay   Fatma Al-Nabhani 6–3, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 6. 12 February 2017 Hammamet, Tunisia Clay   Jil Teichmann 7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 23 April 2017 Pula, Italy Clay   Valentyna Ivakhnenko 5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 6 May 2017 Lleida, Spain Clay   Olga Sáez Larra 4–6, 6–7(6–8)
Winner 7. 12 May 2017 Monzón, Spain Hard   Marie Bouzková 6–1, 6–3
Winner 8. 21 May 2017 La Bisbal d'Empordà, Spain Clay   Estrella Cabeza Candela 6–2, 0–6, 6–4
Winner 9. 16 December 2017 Pune, India Hard   Katy Dunne 6–4, 7–5
Winner 10. 28 January 2018 Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France Hard (i)   Arantxa Rus 6–2, 6–0

Doubles (14–11)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (4–4)
Clay (9–6)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 11 May 2009 Fuerteventura, Spain Carpet   Majoly De Wilde   Danielle Brown
  Elizabeth Thomas
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 12 July 2010 Cáceres, Spain Hard   Kim Grajdek   Jade Hopper
  Victoria Larrière
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 5 September 2011 Madrid, Spain Hard   Rocío de la Torre Sánchez   Anna Fitzpatrick
  Jade Windley
6–1, 0–6, [8–10]
Runner-up 4. 19 September 2011 Madrid, Spain Hard   Rocío de la Torre Sánchez   Evelyn Mayr
  Julia Mayr
1–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 26 September 2011 Madrid, Spain Clay   Rocío de la Torre Sánchez   Kiki Bertens
  Elyne Boeykens
5–7, 6–4, [10–8]
Winner 2. 10 November 2014 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Olga Parres Azcoitia   Tea Faber
  Silvia Njirić
6–2, 6–4
Winner 3. 17 November 2014 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Olga Parres Azcoitia   Manisha Foster
  Lisa Sabino
1–6, 7–6(7–2), [10–7]
Runner-up 5. 20 April 2015 Ponta Delgada, Portugal Hard   Olga Parres Azcoitia   Maria Palhoto
  Charlotte Römer
5–7, 6–3, [0–10]
Winner 4. 11 May 2015 Monzón, Spain Hard   Olga Parres Azcoitia   Başak Eraydın
  Francesca Stephenson
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 29 February 2016 Tarragona, Spain Clay   Olga Sáez Larra   Irina Maria Bara
  Alyona Sotnikova
5–7, 6–3, [8–10]
Runner-up 7. 21 March 2016 Le Havre, France Clay (i)   Diāna Marcinkēviča   Bernarda Pera
  Sabrina Santamaria
2–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 4 July 2016 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Ema Burgić Bucko   Lenka Kunčíková
  Karolína Stuchlá
6–4, 2–6, [12–10]
Runner-up 8. 1 August 2016 Plzeň, Czech Republic Clay   Ema Burgić Bucko   Katarzyna Kawa
  Cornelia Lister
1–6, 6–7(6–8)
Winner 6. 22 August 2016 Bükfürdő, Hungary Clay   Fanny Stollár   Dalma Gálfi
  Réka Luca Jani
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 7. 29 August 2016 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Andrea Gámiz   Alice Matteucci
  Jil Teichmann
6–2, 7–5
Winner 8. 26 September 2016 Clermont-Ferrand, France Hard (i)   Olga Sáez Larra   Manon Arcangioli
  Silvia Njirić
6–2, 3–6, [10–2]
Runner-up 9. 31 October 2016 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Julia Stamatova   Daiana Negreanu
  Oana Georgeta Simion
5–7, 7–5, [12–10]
Winner 9. 15 April 2017 Pula, Italy Clay   Bernarda Pera   Cristiana Ferrando
  Camilla Rosatello
6–4, 6–3
Winner 10. 6 May 2017 Lleida, Spain Clay   Andrea Gámiz   Vera Lapko
  Aleksandrina Naydenova
6–1, 4–6, [10–8]
Winner 11. 12 May 2017 Monzón, Spain Hard   Andrea Gámiz   Sofia Shapatava
  Valeriya Strakhova
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 25 November 2017 Valencia, Spain Clay   Andrea Gámiz   Cristina Bucșa
  Yana Sizikova
6–7(1–7), 6–7(5–7)
Winner 12. 22 December 2017 Navi Mumbai, India Hard   Diāna Marcinkēviča   Pranjala Yadlapalli
  Tamara Zidanšek
6–0, 6–1
Winner 13. 7 April 2019 Óbidos, Portugal Carpet   Cristina Bucșa   Sofia Shapatava
  Emily Webley-Smith
7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 11. 19 May 2019 La Bisbal d'Empordà, Spain Clay   Dalma Gálfi   Arina Rodionova
  Storm Sanders
4–6, 4–6
Winner 14. 14 July 2019 Contrexéville, France Clay   Oksana Kalashnikova   Anna Danilina
  Eva Wacanno
6–3, 6–3

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2017 2018 2019 W–L Win%
Australian Open A A Q1 0–0  – 
French Open A 2R Q3 1–1 50%
Wimbledon Q1 A Q1 0–0  – 
US Open A Q3 Q2 0–0  – 
Win–Loss 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 50%
Career statistics
Tournaments played 0 7 0 7
Titles 0 0 0 0
Finals 0 0 0 0
Hard Win–Loss 0–0 1–3 0–0 1–3 25%
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 1–4 0–0 1–4 20%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0  – 
Carpet Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0  – 
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 2–7 0–0 2–7 22%
Win %  –  22%  –  22%
Year-end ranking 244 $306,381

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2017 2018 W–L
Australian Open A A 0–0
French Open A A 0–0
Wimbledon A 2R 1–1
US Open A 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 1–1 1–1

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In isolation, García is pronounced [ɡaɾˈθi.a].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://as.com/tenis/2018/01/31/mas_tenis/1517403432_008019.html#
  2. ^ a b "Claro Open Colsanitas" (PDF). Women's Tennis Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 April 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

External linksEdit