María Sánchez Lorenzo

María Antonia Sánchez Lorenzo (born 7 November 1977) is a retired tennis player from Spain.

María Sánchez Lorenzo
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceBarcelona, Spain
Born (1977-11-07) 7 November 1977 (age 44)
Salamanca, Spain
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro1994
Retired2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed both sides)
Prize money$1,268,365
Singles
Career record308–283
Career titles1 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 33 (5 April 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1999)
French Open3R (1999, 2003)
Wimbledon3R (1999)
US Open3R (2003)
Doubles
Career record44–59
Career titles1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 78 (19 June 2006)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2006)
French Open2R (2006)
Wimbledon2R (2005,2006)
US Open1R (2006)

Her highest WTA ranking has been world No. 33, a position she achieved in April 2004.

She played two-handed on both sides, and her favourite surface was the hardcourt, unusual for a Spanish tennis player.

At the 2005 French Open, Lorenzo defeated reigning champion Anastasia Myskina in three sets in the first round, which became the first time the reigning champ of the French Open lost in the first round.[citation needed]

WTA career finalsEdit

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

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0/0)
Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (0/0)
Tier III (0/2)
Tier IV & V (1/0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. Aug 1999 Knokke-Heist, Belgium Clay   Denisa Chládková 6–7, 6–4, 6–2
Loss 2. May 2003 Madrid, Spain Clay   Chanda Rubin 4–6, 7–5, 4–6
Loss 3. Feb 2004 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Fabiola Zuluaga 6–3, 4–6, 2–6

Doubles: 3 (3 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0/0)
Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (0/0)
Tier III (0/2)
Tier IV & V (0/1)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Jul 1999 Sopot, Poland Clay   Gala León García   Laura Montalvo
  Paola Suárez
4–6, 3–6
Loss 2. May 2000 Madrid, Spain Clay   Gala León García   Lisa Raymond
  Rennae Stubbs
1–6, 3–6
Loss 5. May 2006 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Gisela Dulko   Li Ting
  Sun Tiantian
2–6, 2–6

Performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 W–L
Australian Open 2R 1R 1R 4R 1R 1R A 1R 1R 1R 3R 6–10
French Open 2R A 1R 3R 1R 1R A 3R 2R 2R 1R 7–9
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R A 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 5–10
US Open 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R A A 3R 1R 2R 1R 5–9
Win–Loss 2–4 1–3 0–4 8–4 1–4 0–2 0–1 4–4 2–4 3–4 2–4 23–38
Year-end ranking 117 53 71 41 99 215 110 42 52 83 137

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 12 (9–3)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 17 May 1993 ITF Tortosa, Spain Clay   Ángeles Montolio 6–2, 7–5
Winner 2. 27 June 1994 ITF Cáceres, Spain Clay   Nathalie Herreman 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 24 July 1995 ITF Valladolid, Spain Clay   Claudia Porwik 4–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 23 February 1997 ITF Redbridge, United Kingdom Hard (i)   Elena Tatarkova 6–1, 6–4
Winner 5. 7 April 1997 ITF Athens, Greece Hard (i)   Sofia Prazeres 6–7(7), 6–1, 7–6(4)
Winner 6. 10 August 1998 ITF Bratislava, Slovakia Clay   Radka Bobková 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 7. 14 September 1998 ITF Bordeaux, France Clay   Rita Kuti-Kis 6–1, 6–4
Winner 8. 15 May 2000 ITF Porto, Portugal Clay   Virginia Ruano Pascual 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 9. 18 March 2002 ITF Juarez, Mexico Clay   Evelyn Fauth 4–6, 6–2, 6–1
Winner 10. 29 March 2002 ITF San Luis Potosí, Mexico Clay   Melinda Czink 7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 11. 7 July 2002 ITF Orbetello, Italy Clay   Evgenia Kulikovskaya 1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 12. 8 October 2005 ITF Barcelona, Spain Clay   Kateřina Böhmová 6–3, 3–6, 5–7

Doubles: 3 (1–2)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 27 June 1994 ITF Cáceres, Spain Hard   Mariam Ramón Climent   Gala León García
  Janet Souto
6–4, 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 11 September 2000 ITF Bordeaux, France Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino   Virginie Razzano
  Melanie Schnell
6–2, 5–7, 3–6
Winner 3. 3 October 2005 ITF Barcelona, Spain Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino   Conchita Martínez Granados
  María José Martínez Sánchez
7–5, 6–7(4), 7–6(3)

Top 10 winsEdit

Season 2005 Total
Wins 1 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
2005
1.   Anastasia Myskina No. 6 French Open, Paris Clay 1st Round 6–4, 4–6, 6–0

External linksEdit