Magüi Serna

María Luisa ("Magüi") Serna Barrera (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈɾi.a ˈlwisa ˈmaɣwi ˈseɾna βaˈreɾa];[a] born 1 March 1979) is a former tennis player from Spain.

Magüi Serna
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceLas Palmas
Born (1979-03-01) 1 March 1979 (age 41)
Las Palmas
Height1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Turned pro1996
Retired2006
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,065,291
Singles
Career record329–256
Career titles3 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 19 (12 January 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1997, 2002)
French Open4R (1998, 2003)
WimbledonQF (2000)
US Open4R (1997, 2000)
Doubles
Career record116–144
Career titles2 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 25 (5 July 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2002)
French Open3R (2000,2002)
Wimbledon3R (2001)
US Open2R (2000,2001)
Team competitions
Fed Cup10–10

She started competing in ITF Challengers as from 1993, and joined the WTA Tour in 1996. On 12 January 2004, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 19.

Serna produced an upset by defeating Justine Henin in the 2001 Scottsdale tournament, 7–6, 7–6.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 6 (3–3)Edit

Winner-Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–1)
Tier III (0–0)
Tier IV & V (3–2)
Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2001 Porto, Portugal Clay   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 3–6, 1–6
Loss 0–2 Jun 2001 Eastbourne, United Kingdom Grass   Lindsay Davenport 2–6, 0–6
Loss 0–3 Apr 2002 Porto, Portugal Clay   Ángeles Montolio 1–6, 6–2, 5–7
Win 1–3 Apr 2002 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Anca Barna 6–4, 6–2
Win 2–3 Apr 2003 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Julia Schruff 6–4, 6–1
Win 3–3 Apr 2003 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Alicia Molik 3–6, 7–5, 6–4

Doubles: 6 (2–4)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 May 2000 Rome, Italy Clay   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
3–6, 6–4, 2–6
Win 1–1 Jul 2001 Knokke-Heist, Belgium Clay   Virginia Ruano Pascual   Ruxandra Dragomir Ilie
  Andreea Vanc
6–4, 6–3
Loss 1–2 Apr 2002 Porto, Portugal Clay   Kristie Boogert   Cara Black
  Irina Selyutina
6–7(6–8), 4–6
Loss 1–3 Jun 2003 Eastbourne, United Kingdom Grass   Jennifer Capriati   Lindsay Davenport
  Lisa Raymond
3–6, 2–6
Loss 1–4 Aug 2003 New Haven, United States Hard   Alicia Molik   Virginia Ruano-Pascual
  Paola Suárez
6–7(6–8), 3–6
Win 2–4 Jun 2004 Eastbourne, United Kingdom Grass   Alicia Molik   Svetlana Kuznetsova
  Elena Likhovtseva
6–4, 6–4

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles (6–5)Edit

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 3 April 1994 Gaborone, Bostwana Hard   Shirli-Ann Siddall 6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 10 April 1994 Harare, Zimbabwe Hard   Shirli-Ann Siddall 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 4 July 1994 Felixstowe, United Kingdom Gras   Tatiana Panova 7–5, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 19 March 1995 Zaragoza, Spain Clay   Virginia Ruano Pascual 6–2, 6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 14 August 1995 Koksijde, Belgium Clay   Sarah Pitkowski-Malcor 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 21 August 1995 Brussels, Belgium Clay   Conchita Martínez Granados 0–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 3 December 1995 Mallorca, Spain Clay (i)   Kira Nagy 6–4, 6–3
Winner 4. 28 July 1996 Valladolid, Spain Hard   Hila Rosen 6–3, 6–1
Winner 5. 18 August 1996 Wahlscheid, Germany Clay   Alena Vašková 6–2, 6–3
Winner 6. 25 August 1996 Athens, Greece Clay   Mariana Díaz Oliva 5–7, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 11 March 2006 Telde, Spain Clay   Aravane Rezaï 4–6, 1–6

Doubles (1–1)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 27 March 1994 Nairobi, Kenya Hard   Sybille Seyfried   Cara Black
  Nannie de Villiers
2–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 3 April 1994 Gaborone, Botswana Hard   Amanda Hopmans   Evelyn Fauth
  Radka Surova
6–3, 6–1

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

Championship 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 W-L
Australian Open 3R 2R 2R 2R 2R 3R 2R 1R 1R 9–9
French Open 3R 4R 1R 3R 2R 1R 4R 2R 12–8
Wimbledon 3R 4R 1R QF 1R 1R 2R 3R 12–8
US Open 4R 1R 3R 4R 1R 1R 2R 2R 10–8
Win-Loss 9–4 7–4 3–4 10–4 2–4 2–4 6–4 4–4 0–1 43–33

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In isolation, Barrera is pronounced [baˈreɾa].

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