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María Vento-Kabchi

María Alejandra Vento-Kabchi (born 24 May 1974) is a former female tennis player from Venezuela. In July 2004, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 26. She won four WTA titles in doubles.

María Vento-Kabchi
Country (sports) Venezuela
ResidenceCaracas, Venezuela
Miami, Florida, United States
Born (1974-05-24) 24 May 1974 (age 45)
Caracas, Venezuela
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro25 February 1994
Retired2006
PlaysRight-handed (double-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,591,803
Singles
Career record361–324
Career titles0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 26 (19 July 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2001)
French Open2R (2004)
Wimbledon4R (1997)
US Open4R (2005)
Doubles
Career record153–157
Career titles4 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 15 (26 July 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2004)
French Open2R (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006)
WimbledonQF (2003, 2004)
US OpenQF (2003)

Vento-Kabchi reached the fourth round of the US Open in 2005, where she was heavily defeated by the eventual champion, Kim Clijsters. Vento-Kabchi likened the defeat to being "run over by a truck".[1]

Her best results in Grand Slam tournaments are reaching the fourth round in Wimbledon (1997) and US Open (2005).

Vento-Kabchi retired from professional tennis in 2006.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles (1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam
Tier I
Tier II
Tier II
Tier IV & V
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 11 January 1998 Gold Coast, Australia Hard   Ai Sugiyama 5–7, 0–6

ITF finalsEdit

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

Singles (7–6)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 26 June 1989 Guadalajara, Mexico Clay   Sofie Albinus 3–2 ret.
Runner-up 1. 14 May 1990 Guadalajara, Mexico Clay   Suzanne Italiano 7–6, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 21 May 1990 Aguascalientes, Mexico Clay   Jean-Marie Lozano 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 27 May 1991 Sanibel, United States Hard   Nicole Arendt 1–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 5 July 1993 Indianapolis, United States Hard   Judy Newman 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 4. 26 July 1993 Roanoke, United States Hard   Annie Miller 6–0, 5–7, 6–0
Winner 5. 2 August 1993 Norfolk, United States Hard   Annie Miller 7–5, 6–1
Winner 6. 31 July 1995 Brasília, Brazil Clay   Andrea Glass 6–2, 5–7, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 6 October 1996 Puerto Vallarta, United States Hard   Jana Nejedly 6–7, 4–6
Winner 7. 27 July 1997 Peachtree City, United States Hard   Sonya Jeyaseelan 6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 4. 10 October 1999 Albuquerque, United States Hard   Jennifer Hopkins 6–4, 6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 8 October 2000 Albuquerque, United States Hard   Brie Rippner 0–6, 0–6
Runner-up 6. 25 February 2003 St Paul, United States Hard (i)   Shenay Perry 2–6, 4–6

Doubles (2–2)Edit

Outcome No Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 14 May 1990 Guadalajara, Mexico Clay   Rita Winebarger   Belkis Rodríguez
  Blanca Borbolla
0–6, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 25 May 1992 Orlando, United States Clay   Sandra Cacic   Trisha Laux
  Michelle Jackson-Nobrega
3–6, 6–2, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 31 March 1997 Phoenix, United States Hard   María José Gaidano   Lea Ghirardi
  Nino Louarsabishvili
0–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 24 July 2000 Caracas, Venezuela Hard   María Virginia Francesa   Candice de la Torre
  Gabriela Voleková
6–1, 6–4

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