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Maria Sanchez (born November 26, 1989) is a professional tennis player from the United States. On July 8, 2013, she reached her career-high WTA singles ranking of world No. 107. On September 26, 2016, she reached her highest doubles ranking of No. 56.

Maria Sanchez
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Full nameMaria Victoria Sanchez
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceBoca Raton, Florida
Born (1989-11-26) November 26, 1989 (age 29)
Modesto, California
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Turned pro2011
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$535,333
Singles
Career record213–189
Career titles0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 107 (8 July 2013)
Current rankingNo. 339 (30 October 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2013, 2016)
French OpenQ2 (2013, 2015)
WimbledonQ2 (2013, 2015)
US Open1R (2013)
Doubles
Career record248–134
Career titles3 WTA, 1 WTA Challenger, 20 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 56 (26 September 2016)
Current rankingNo. 93 (30 October 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2016, 2017)
French Open1R (2016, 2017)
Wimbledon3R (2016)
US Open2R (2012, 2015, 2016)
Last updated on: 3 November 2018.

Contents

CareerEdit

 
Maria Sanchez, 2013

CollegeEdit

Sanchez attended the University of Southern California where she was a three-time All-American in singles and doubles. She was the No. 1 collegiate player throughout the 2011–2012 season and was named the ITA Senior Player of the Year. While at USC, star quarterback Matt Barkley was quoted as saying that Sanchez was his favorite athlete on campus.

2012Edit

In Sanchez's first full season on tour, she climbed over 530 spots in the world rankings. Sanchez captured the 2012 FSP Gold River Women's Challenger $50,000 title in Northern California, defeating Jessica Pegula in a three-set final. The win marked her first pro title. Sanchez quickly added a second title at the Coleman Vision Championships $75,000 event in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September, where she defeated American teenager Lauren Davis 6–1, 6–1.

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 5 (3 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (3–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–2)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 4 January 2014 ASB Classic Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Sharon Fichman   Lucie Hradecká
  Michaëlla Krajicek
2–6, 6–0, [10–4]
Runner-up 1. 6 March 2016 Monterrey Open, Mexico Hard   Petra Martić   Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–4, 5–7, [7–10]
Winner 2. 16 September 2018 Tournoi de Québec, Canada Carpet (i)   Asia Muhammad   Darija Jurak
  Xenia Knoll
6–4, 6–3
Winner 3. 7 April 2019 Monterrey Open, Mexico Hard   Asia Muhammad   Monique Adamczak
  Jessica Moore
7–6(7–2), 6–4
Runner-up 2. 3 August 2019 Washington Open, USA Hard   Fanny Stollár   Cori Gauff
  Caty McNally
2–6, 2–6

WTA Challenger finalsEdit

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2018 Chicago, U.S. Hard   Asia Muhammad   Mona Barthel
  Kristýna Plíšková
3–6, 2–6
Win 1–1 Mar 2019 Guadalajara, Mexico Hard   Fanny Stollár   Cornelia Lister
  Renata Voráčová
7–5, 6–1

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 8 (2 titles, 6 runners-up)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 / $80,000 tournaments (1–2)
$50,000 tournaments (1–2)
$25,000 tournaments (0–2)
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2–4)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 30 April 2012 Indian Harbour Beach, U.S. Clay   Grace Min 4–6, 6–7
Winner 1. 28 May 2012 Sacramento, U.S. Hard   Jessica Pegula 4–6, 6–3, 6–1
Winner 2. 17 September 2012 Albuquerque, U.S. Hard   Lauren Davis 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 11 November 2012 Phoenix, U.S. Hard   Madison Keys 3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 3. 11 May 2014 Raleigh, U.S. Clay   Heidi El Tabakh 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 2 November 2014 Toronto, Canada Hard (i)   Gabriela Dabrowski 4–6, 6–2, 6–7(7–9)
Runner-up 5. 24 February 2015 Rancho Santa Fe, U.S. Hard   CiCi Bellis 2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 6. 24 September 2017 Albuquerque, U.S. Hard   Emina Bektas 4–6, 2–6

Doubles: 40 (20 titles, 20 runners-up)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 20 July 2009 Evansville, U.S. Hard   Yasmin Schnack   Kaitlyn Christian
  Lindsey Nelson
4–6, 6–1, [10–4]
Runner-up 1. 12 July 2010 Atlanta, U.S. Hard   Irina Falconi   Kristy Frilling
  Julia Glushko
2–6, 6–2, 4–6
Winner 2. 26 July 2010 St. Joseph, U.S. Hard   Ellen Tsay   Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
  Gabriela Paz
4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 27 September 2010 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard   Irina Falconi   Lindsay Lee-Waters
  Megan Moulton-Levy
6–1, 5–7, 4–6
Winner 3. 12 September 2011 Redding, U.S. Hard   Yasmin Schnack   Brittany Augustine
  Whitney Jones
7–6, 4–6, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 7 November 2011 Phoenix, U.S. Hard   Yasmin Schnack   Jamie Hampton
  Ajla Tomljanović
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 30 January 2012 Rancho Santa Fe, U.S. Hard   Yasmin Schnack   Irina Buryachok
  Elizaveta Ianchuk
7–6(7–4), 4–6, [10–8]
Winner 5. 13 February 2012 Surprise, U.S. Hard   Yasmin Schnack   Mihaela Buzărnescu
  Valeria Solovyeva
6–4, 6–3
Winner 6. 23 April 2012 Charlottesville, U.S. Clay   Yasmin Schnack   Julia Glushko
  Elena Bovina
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 28 May 2012 Sacramento, U.S. Hard   Kaitlyn Christian   Yasmin Schnack
  Asia Muhammad
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 5. 17 September 2012 Albuquerque, U.S. Hard   Irina Falconi   Yasmin Schnack
  Asia Muhammad
2–6, 6–1, [10–12]
Runner-up 6. 15 April 2013 Dothan, U.S. Hard   Irina Falconi   Julia Cohen
  Tatjana Maria
4–6, 6–4, [9–11]
Winner 7. 3 June 2013 Nottingham, U.K. Grass   Nicola Slater   Gabriela Dabrowski
  Sharon Fichman
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Runner–up 7. 16 February 2014 Midland, U.S. Hard (i)   Sharon Fichman   Anna Tatishvili
  Heather Watson
5–7, 7–5, [6–10]
Runner–up 8. 21 April 2014 Charlottesville, U.S. Clay   Irina Falconi   Asia Muhammad
  Taylor Townsend
3–6, 1–6
Runner–up 9. 6 June 2014 Nottingham, U.K. Grass   Sharon Fichman   Jocelyn Rae
  Anna Smith
6–7(5–7), 6–4, [5–10]
Runner–up 10. 7 July 2014 Sacramento, U.S. Hard   Zoë Gwen Scandalis   Daria Gavrilova
  Storm Sanders
2–6, 1–6
Winner 8. 3 August 2014 Vancouver, Canada Hard   Asia Muhammad   Jamie Loeb
  Allie Will
6–3, 1–6, [10–8]
Runner–up 11. 28 September 2014 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard   Asia Muhammad   Verónica Cepede Royg
  María Irigoyen
3–6, 7–5, [9–11]
Winner 9. 19 October 2014 Tampico, Mexico Hard   Petra Martić   Valeria Savinykh
  Kateryna Bondarenko
3–6, 6–3, [10–2]
Winner 10. 31 October 2014 Toronto, Canada Hard (i)   Taylor Townsend   Gabriela Dabrowski
  Tatjana Maria
7–5, 4–6, [15–13]
Runner–up 12. 9 November 2014 Captiva Island, U.S. Hard   Asia Muhammad   Gabriela Dabrowski
  Anna Tatishvili
3–6, 3–6
Runner–up 13. 16 February 2015 Surprise, U.S. Hard   Johanna Konta   Jacqueline Cako
  Kaitlyn Christian
4–6, 7–5, [7–10]
Winner 11. 25 April 2015 Dothan, U.S. Clay   Johanna Konta   Paula Cristina Gonçalves
  Petra Krejsová
6–3, 6–4
Winner 12. 3 May 2015 Charlottesville, U.S. Clay   Françoise Abanda   Olga Ianchuk
  Irina Khromacheva
6–1, 6–3
Winner 13. 10 May 2015 Indian Harbour Beach, U.S. Clay   Taylor Townsend   Alexandra Stevenson
  Angelina Gabueva
6–0, 6–1
Winner 14. 17 August 2015 Vancouver, Canada Hard   Johanna Konta   Raluca Olaru
  Anna Tatishvili
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner–up 14. October 24, 2015 Saguenay, Canada Hard (i)   Sharon Fichman   Mihaela Buzărnescu
  Justyna Jegiołka
6–7(6–8), 6–4, [7–10]
Winner 15. October 30, 2015 Toronto, Canada Hard (i)   Sharon Fichman   Kristie Ahn
  Fanny Stollár
6–2, 6–7(6–8), [10–6]
Winner 16. 31 January 2016 Maui, U.S. Hard   Asia Muhammad   Jessica Pegula
  Taylor Townsend
6–2, 3–6, [10–6]
Runner-up 15. 8 May 2016 Indian Harbour Beach, U.S. Clay   Jessica Pegula   Julia Glushko
  Alexandra Panova
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 16. 4 June 2016 Eastbourne, U.K. Grass   Asia Muhammad   Yang Zhaoxuan
  Zhang Kailin
6–7(5–7), 1–6
Winner 17. 24 September 2016 Albuquerque, U.S. Hard   Michaëlla Krajicek   Elise Mertens
  Mandy Minella
6–2, 6–4
Winner 18. 2 October 2016 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard   Michaëlla Krajicek   Jamie Loeb
  Chanel Simmonds
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 17. 17 September 2017 Redding, U.S. Hard   Harriet Dart   Daneika Borthwick
  Ana Veselinović
3–6, 4–6
Winner 19. 21 October 2017 Florence, U.S. Hard   Taylor Townsend   Tara Moore
  Amra Sadiković
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 18. 18 November 2017 Norman, U.S. Hard   Caitlin Whoriskey   Chiara Scholl
  Tamaryn Hendler
6–3, 3–6, [6–10]
Runner-up 19. 4 February 2018 Midland, U.S. Hard (i)   Jessica Pegula   Kaitlyn Christian
  Sabrina Santamaria
5–7, 6–4, [8–10]
Runner-up 20. 14 April 2018 Indian Harbour Beach, U.S. Hard   Jessica Pegula   Irina Bara
  Sílvia Soler Espinosa
4–6, 2–6
Winner 20. 3 November 2018 Toronto, Canada Hard (i)   Sharon Fichman   Maja Chwalińska
  Elitsa Kostova
6–0, 6–4

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