Gisela Riera

Gisela Riera Roura (born 7 May 1976) is a retired Spanish tennis player.

Gisela Riera
Full nameGisela Riera Roura
Country (sports) Spain
Born (1976-05-07) 7 May 1976 (age 44)
Barcelona, Spain
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Turned pro1991
Retired2010
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$170,316
Singles
Career record204–163
Career titles4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 136 (7 June 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2001)
French OpenQ1 (1999, 2001)
WimbledonQ2 (2000)
US OpenQ3 (1999)
Doubles
Career record124–106
Career titles8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 71 (12 June 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2000, 2001)
French Open2R (2000)
Wimbledon1R (2000)
US Open1R (1999, 2000, 2001)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon3R (2000)

Riera won four singles and eight doubles ITF titles during her career and on 7 June 1999 reached a singles ranking high of world number 136. On 12 June 2000, she peaked at number 71 in the WTA doubles rankings.

Riera retired from professional tennis 2010.

PersonalEdit

Born in Barcelona, Riera started playing tennis at age eight. She prefers clay over hard courts. Her father's name is Jose Maria; mother's name is Angel; has four older siblings: Jose Maria, Carina, Leo and Rafael.

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 runner-upEdit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Outcome Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 7 June 1999 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Clay   Eva Bes   Evgenia Kulikovskaya
  Patricia Wartusch
6–7(3), 0–6

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (4–4)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (4–4)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 4 April 1994 Murcia, Spain Clay   Ana Alcázar 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 8 July 1996 Vigo, Spain Clay   Katalin Marosi 1–6, 2–6
Winner 9 February 1998 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez 6–4, 6–3
Winner 1 June 1998 Ceuta, Spain Clay   Bahia Mouhtassine 7–5, 2–6, 6–2
Winner 12 July 1998 Puchheim, Germany Clay   Lubomira Bacheva 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 21 September 1998 Tucumán, Argentina Clay   Larissa Schaerer 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 1 February 1999 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Ángeles Montolio 0–6, 3–6
Winner 12 June 2000 Grado, Italy Clay   Flora Perfetti 6–2, 6–4

Doubles (8–12)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 27 May 1996 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Désirée Leupold   Marta Cano
  Nuria Montero
5–7, 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up 7 July 1997 Vigo, Spain Clay   Conchita Martínez Granados   Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Nuria Montero
3–6, 0–6
Winner 6 October 1997 Gerona, Spain Clay   Conchita Martínez Granados   Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Nuria Montero
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 3 November 1997 Suzano, Brazil Clay   Conchita Martínez Granados   Laura Bernal
  Larissa Schaerer
6–3, 3–6, 6–7(4)
Winner 18 May 1998 Zaragoza, Spain Clay   Alienor Tricerri   Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Veronica Stele
6–4, 6–1
Winner 1 June 1998 Ceuta, Spain Hard   Alienor Tricerri   Tamara Aranda
  Julia Carballal
6–3, 6–3
Winner 20 July 1998 Valladolid, Spain Hard   Selima Sfar   Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
  Eva Bes
7–6(5), 7–6(3)
Runner-up 15 March 1999 Reims, France Clay (i)   Antonella Serra Zanetti   Janette Husárová
  Rita Kuti-Kis
2–6, 3–6
Winner 20 June 1999 Marseille, France Clay   Raluca Sandu   Eva Martincová
  Lenka Němečková
6–4, 7–6(8)
Winner 14 June 1999 Gorizia, Italy Clay   Mariam Ramon Climent   Marketa Kochta
  Erica Krauth
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 12 July 1999 Getxo, Spain Clay   Alicia Ortuño   Conchita Martínez Granados
  Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
6–7(4), 4–6
Runner-up 1 August 1999 Bytom, Poland Clay   Raluca Sandu   Eva Bes
  Magdalena Grzybowska
4–6, 5–7
Winner 20 March 2000 Taranto, Italy Clay   Eva Bes   Stéphanie Foretz
  Antonella Serra Zanetti
6–7(2), 6–2, 6–2
Winner 15 May 2000 Porto, Portugal Clay   Eva Bes   Conchita Martínez Granados
  Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 24 July 2000 Liège, Belgium Clay   Eva Bes   Virág Csurgó
  Petra Mandula
6–7(3), 1–6
Runner-up 2 October 2000 Girona, Spain Clay   Mariam Ramon Climent   Eva Bes
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
2–4, 2–4
Runner-up 23 April 2001 Caserta, Italy Clay   María José Martínez Sánchez   Eva Bes
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
1–6, 6–7(5)
Runner-up 30 July 2001 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino   Sarah Pitkowski-Malcor
  Irina Selyutina
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3 September 2001 Fano, Italy Clay   Eva Bes   Giulia Casoni
  Katalin Marosi
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 10 September 2001 Fano, Italy Clay   Eugenia Chialvo   Maret Ani
  Gloria Pizzichini
w/o

Grand Slam doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 W-L
Australian Open A 1R 1R 0–2
French Open A 2R A 1–1
Wimbledon A 1R A 0–1
US Open 1R 1R 1R 0–3
Win–Loss 0–1 1–4 0–2 1–7

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