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Marta Marrero (born 16 January 1983) is a Spanish former professional tennis player and currently a professional padel player.

Marta Marrero
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceLas Palmas de Gran Canaria
Born (1983-01-16) 16 January 1983 (age 36)
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro1998
Retired2010
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$888,544
Singles
Career record256–191
Career titles0 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 47 (18 October 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2001)
French OpenQF (2000)
Wimbledon2R (2001, 2002)
US Open1R (2000–04)
Doubles
Career record100–115
Career titles2 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 47 (18 July 2005)

In tennis she reached the quarterfinals of the French Open, won two WTA doubles titles, and also a total of 13 ITF singles and doubles titles. Her highest singles rank on the WTA Tour was world No. 47, which she reached in 2004. Her highest doubles ranking was No. 47, set in July 2005.

Since 2015 she is a professional padel player where she has attained a world No. 1 ranking as of 2019.[1]

CareerEdit

Marrero turned professional in 1998. At the 2000 French Open, she reached the quarterfinals as a qualifier. In the second round, Marrero defeated Dominique Van Roost, who defeated number two seed Lindsay Davenport in the first round. Reaching the fourth round, she defeated Paraguay's Rossana de los Ríos in three sets. It was the first time in French Open history that two qualifiers met in the fourth round. In the quarterfinals, Marrero was defeated by eventual runner-up Conchita Martínez, 7–6, 6–1. At the 2001 French Open, she lost in the third round to Kim Clijsters, who finished runner-up.

2004 saw the Spaniard win Marrero first WTA doubles title in Sopot, Poland. In the final, she and Nuria Llagostera Vives defeated Klaudia Jans and Alicja Rosolska. In 2005, Marrero won her second (and last, to date) WTA doubles title. Partnering Antonella Serra Zanetti, the team, which was seeded fourth, defeated Daniela and Sandra Klemenschits in the final.

At the 2007 US Open, Marrero competed in the women's doubles competition with Selima Sfar. In the first round, Marrero and Sfar defeated Roberta Vinci and former world number one doubles player Paola Suárez in three sets. They lost in the second round, however, to Alicia Molik and Mara Santangelo, who were the 2007 French Open doubles champions.

Marrero announced her retirement from tennis in 2010, after struggling with injuries.[2]

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tier I (0-0)
Tier II (0-0)
Tier III (2-1)
Tier IV & V (0-2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 5 August 2001 Basel, Switzerland Clay   Joannette Kruger   Anabel Medina Garrigues
  María José Martínez Sánchez
6–7(5–7), 2–6
Winner 2. 14 August 2004 Sopot, Poland Clay   Nuria Llagostera Vives   Klaudia Jans
  Alicja Rosolska
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 3 October 2004 Hasselt, Belgium Hard (i)   Nuria Llagostera Vives   Mara Santangelo
  Jennifer Russell
3–6, 5–7
Winner 4. 21 May 2005 İstanbul, Turkey Clay   Antonella Serra Zanetti   Daniela Klemenschits
  Sandra Klemenschits
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 5. 31 August 2005 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino   Émilie Loit
  Katarina Srebotnik
1–6, 6–3, 2–6

ITF titlesEdit

Singles (8)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 13 September 1998 Póvoa de Varzim Hard   Wendy Fix 6–0, 6–0
2. 18 July 1999 Getxo Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino 6–2, 6–7, 6–4
3. 19 September 1999 Otočec Clay   Angelika Rösch 6–2, 6–1
4. 26 September 1999 Sofia Clay   Lubomira Bacheva 6–2, 6–3
5. 26 March 2000 Taranto Clay   Gloria Pizzichini 6–4, 6–4
6. 23 April 2000 Gelos Clay   Anabel Medina Garrigues 2–6, 7–5, 7–5
7. 16 November 2003 Le Havre Clay (i)   Aurélie Védy 6–3, 6–3
8. 10 October 2004 Girona Clay   Dally Randriantefy 3–6, 7–6, 6–0

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 W–L
Australian Open Q1 4R 2R 2R 1R 1R 5–5
French Open QF 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R Q1 8–6
Wimbledon Q1 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 2–5
US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R Q2 0–6
Win-Loss 4–2 6–4 3–4 1–4 1–4 0–4 15–22

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World padel tour rankings". Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  2. ^ "´Abandono el tenis por una lesión de tobillo´" (in Spanish). La Provincia. 23 January 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2010.

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