María José Llorca
María José Llorca (born 3 March 1970) is a former professional tennis player from Spain.
|Full name||María José Llorca|
|Born||3 March 1970|
|Highest ranking||No. 184 (26 October 1987)|
|Highest ranking||No. 157 (9 May 1988)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||1R (1988)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|French Open||1R (1988)|
A a right-handed player, she appeared in a total of four Federation Cup ties for Spain, the first two in 1986 when she was still only 16. In 1987 she featured in another two ties, including a World Group second round fixture against Australia which they lost, despite Llorca winning the opening rubber against Anne Minter.
From 1987 to 1991 she competed on the WTA Tour. She and Anna-Karin Olsson were runners-up in the doubles at the 1988 Spanish Open, which included a win over top seeds Bettina Fulco and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario.
Both of her grand slam main draw appearances came at the 1988 French Open, where she featured in the main draw of the women's doubles and mixed doubles, partnering Alison Scott and Jordi Arrese respectively.
WTA Tour finalsEdit
|Loss||May, 1988||Barcelona, Spain||Category 1||Clay||Anna-Karin Olsson|| Iva Budařová
|6–1, 3–6, 2–6|
Singles: 6 (3-3)Edit
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|Runner-up||1.||8 September 1986||Lisbon, Portugal||Clay||Clare Wood||2–6, 2–6|
|Winner||2.||27 April 1987||Sutton, United Kingdom||Hard||Sybille Niox-Château||6–4, 4–6, 7–5|
|Winner||3.||11 May 1987||Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom||Clay||Elizabeth Galphin||6–1, 3–6, 6–1|
|Winner||4.||21 September 1987||Valencia, Spain||Clay||Inmaculada Varas||2–6, 6–1, 6–2|
|Runner-up||5.||2 July 1990||Cherbourg, France||Clay||Alexandra Fusai||3–6, 6–2, 3–6|
|Runner-up||6.||30 July 1990||Vigo, Spain||Clay||Catherine Mothes||6–4, 1–6, 1–6|
Doubles: 5 (4–1)Edit
|Winner||1.||8 September 1986||Lisbon, Portugal||Clay||Ninoska Souto|| Claudia Hernández
|6–1, 4–6, 6–4|
|Runner-up||2.||21 September 1987||Valencia, Spain||Clay||Inmaculada Varas|| Rosa Bielsa
|3–6, 6–3, 3–6|
|Winner||3.||15 May 1989||Jaffa, Israel||Hard||Ilana Berger|| Anne Aallonen
|Winner||4.||23 July 1990||A Coruña, Spain||Clay||Ana Belen Quintana|| Nathalie Rodríguez
|3–6, 6–3, 7–5|
|Winner||5.||30 July 1990||Vigo, Spain||Clay||Ana Segura|| Eva Bes
Virginia Ruano Pascual
- "María José Llorca: "Hay que fomentar el deporte femenino, darle visibilidad"" (in Spanish). yosoynoticia.es. 2 November 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
- "Tennis Results". United Press International. 29 July 1987. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
- "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Barcelona - 25 April - 01 May 1988". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
- "La magia del pádel 'ficha' a la subcampeona del mundo María José Llorca". El Mundo (in Spanish). 3 April 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2018.