María Fernanda Landa

María Fernanda Landa (born 29 July 1975) is a former professional tennis player from Argentina.

María Fernanda Landa
Country (sports) Argentina
Born (1975-07-29) 29 July 1975 (age 46)
Prize money$105,874
Singles
Career record184–143
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 183 (5 August 1996)
Doubles
Career record151–103
Career titles1 WTA, 14 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 108 (24 May 1999)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (1999)
US Open1R (1996)

BiographyEdit

Landa competed on the WTA Tour from 1995 and made all of her main-draw appearances in the doubles format, in which she reached 108 in the world. As a singles player she won six ITF titles, with a best ranking of 183.

She qualified for the main draw of the women's doubles at the 1996 US Open with Marlene Weingärtner and with the same partner was runner-up at the 1999 WTA Madrid Open.[1]

At the 1999 Wimbledon Championships, Landa and Weingärtner received direct entry and were beaten in the first round by eventual champions Lindsay Davenport and Corina Morariu.[2] She also competed in the mixed-doubles draw at Wimbledon that year with Diego del Río.

She now runs a tennis school in Tigre, Buenos Aires.[3]

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss May 1999 Madrid Open, Spain Tier III Clay   Marlene Weingärtner   Virginia Ruano Pascual
  Paola Suárez
2–6, 6–0, 0–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 15 (6–9)Edit

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 23 November 1992 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Vicky Maes 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 26 April 1993 ITF Santiago, Chile Clay   Laura Montalvo 4–6, 6–2, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 24 May 1993 ITF Barcelona, Spain Clay   Katarzyna Teodorowicz 6–0, 3–6, 5–7
Winner 4. 11 April 1994 ITF Supetar, Croatia Clay   Aleksandra Olsza 7–5, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 5. 5 September 1994 ITF Medellín, Colombia Clay   Cecilia Ampuero 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 25 September 1994 ITF Guayaquil, Ecuador Clay   Miriam D'Agostini 2–6, 7–5, 0–1 ret.
Winner 7. 10 October 1994 ITF Santiago, Chile Clay   Pamela Zingman 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 14 November 1994 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Laura Montalvo 2–6, 2–6
Winner 9. 14 August 1995 ITF Carthage, Tunisia Clay   Petra Kamstra 2–3 ret.
Winner 10. 27 May 1996 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Cintia Tortorella 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 11. 22 July 1996 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Mariana Díaz Oliva 3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 12. 24 August 1997 ITF Kiev, Ukraine Clay   Barbara Schwartz 3–6, 2–6
Winner 13. 29 September 1997 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Bettina Fulco 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 14. 29 March 1999 ITF Santiago, Chile Clay   Catalina Castaño 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 15. 4 July 1999 ITF Mont-de-Marsan, France Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino 3–6, 4–6

Doubles: 27 (14–13)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 21 September 1992 ITF Guayaquil, Ecuador Clay   Florencia Cianfagna   Ninfa Marra
  Sumara Passos
1–6, 6–7
Runner-up 2. 19 October 1992 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Florencia Cianfagna   Laura Montalvo
  Mariana Randrup
3–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 3 May 1993 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Mariana Randrup   Laura Montalvo
  Maria Inés Araiz
1–6, 6–3, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 10 May 1993 ITF Barcelona, Spain Clay   Ana Salas Lozano   Conchita Martínez Granados
  Claudia Timm
5–7, 6–1, 2–6
Winner 5. 17 May 1993 ITF Tortosa, Spain Clay   Maria Inés Araiz   Tzipora Obziler
  Limor Zaltz
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 6. 12 July 1993 ITF Vigo, Spain Clay   Sofia Prazeres   Petra Kamstra
  Linda Niemantsverdriet
7–6(6), 3–6, 7–6(5)
Winner 7. 19 July 1993 ITF Bilbao, Spain Clay   Sofia Prazeres   Silvia Ramón-Cortés
  Inmaculada Varas
6–4, 6–4
Winner 8. 11 April 1994 ITF Supetar, Croatia Clay   Laura Montalvo   Teodora Nedeva
  Antoaneta Pandjerova
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 12 September 1994 ITF Manizales, Colombia Clay   María Dolores Campana   Guadalupe Bugallo
  Vanessa Menga
6–2, 4–6, 5–7
Winner 10. 10 October 1994 ITF Santiago, Chile Clay   Mariana Eberle   Bárbara Castro
  María-Alejandra Quezada
6–3, 4–6, 7–5
Winner 11. 17 October 1994 ITF Asuncion, Paraguay Clay   Mariana Eberle   Carla Rodriguez
  Lorena Rodriguez
6–3, 6–0
Winner 12. 17 June 1995 ITF Getxo, Spain Clay   Magdalena Grzybowska   Maaike Koutstaal
  Seda Noorlander
6–2, 6–4
Winner 13. 14 August 1995 ITF Carthage, Tunisia Clay   Yolanda Clemot   Talina Beiko
  Teodora Nedeva
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 14. 20 May 1996 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Cintia Tortorella   Mariana Faustinelli
  Lorena Martinez
2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 15. 28 July 1996 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Larissa Schaerer   Kirstin Freye
  Caroline Schneider
6–7(4–7), 4–6
Winner 16. 6 October 1996 ITF Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Hard   Marlene Weingärtner   Paula Cabezas
  Veronica Stele
4–6, 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 17. 23 June 1997 ITF Bordeaux, France Clay   Marlene Weingärtner   Caroline Dhenin
  Nino Louarsabishvili
7–6(8–6), 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 18. 30 June 1997 ITF Vaihingen, Germany Clay   Marlene Weingärtner   Seda Noorlander
  Nirupama Vaidyanathan
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 19. 13 July 1997 ITF Puchheim, Germany Clay   Seda Noorlander   Kirstin Freye
  Noëlle van Lottum
1–6, 2–6
Winner 20. 4 October 1998 ITF Caracas, Venezuela Hard   Seda Noorlander   Nannie de Villiers
  Janette Husárová
6–4, 5–7, 7–6
Runner-up 21. 19 October 1998 ITF Montevideo, Uruguay Clay   Eva Bes   Laura Montalvo
  Paola Suarez
2–6, 2–6
Winner 22. 2 November 1998 ITF Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil Clay   Eva Bes   Luciana Masante
  Alicia Ortuño
4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 23. 16 November 1998 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Eva Bes   Seda Noorlander
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–7(5–7), 3–6
Runner-up 24. 7 February 1999 ITF Mallorca, Spain Clay   Alice Canepa   Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
1–6, 1–6
Winner 25. 14 February 1999 ITF Mallorca, Spain Clay   Ángeles Montolio   Emmanuelle Curutchet
  Kelly Liggan
2–6, 6–4, 7–6
Winner 26. 4 July 1999 ITF Mont-de-Marsan, France Clay   Eva Bes   Giana Gutiérrez
  Romina Ottoboni
6–4, 6–4
Winner 27. 23 April 2000 ITF San Luis Potosí, Mexico Clay   Romina Ottoboni   Helen Crook
  Victoria Davies
6–4, 7–6(7)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Suárez tampoco pudo". La Nación (in Spanish). 23 May 1999. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Final odds slashed on giantkiller". TheGuardian.com. 25 June 1999. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Comenzó la liga de fútbol especial en Tigre". Diario Popular (in Spanish). 16 June 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

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