Milagros Sequera

Milagros Sequera (Spanish pronunciation: [miˈlaɣɾos seˈkeɾa]; born September 30, 1980) is a former professional female tennis player from Venezuela.

Milagros Sequera
Milagros Sequera 2007 Australian Open womens doubles R1.jpg
At the 2007 Australian Open
Country (sports) Venezuela
ResidenceOrlando, Florida, U.S.
Born (1980-09-30) 30 September 1980 (age 40)
San Felipe, Venezuela
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro1999
Retired2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$845,115
Singles
Career record314–211 (59.8%)
Career titles1 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 48 (9 July 2007)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2007)
French Open2R (2007, 2008)
Wimbledon3R (2007)
US Open2R (2003)
Doubles
Career record207–132 (61.1%)
Career titles3 WTA, 18 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 29 (31 January 2005)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open4R (2005)
French Open3R (2003, 2004)
Wimbledon4R (2003, 2005)
US Open3R (2004, 2006)
Team competitions
Fed Cup36–11 (76.6%)
Milagros Sequera
Medal record
Women's Tennis
Representing  Venezuela
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2003 Santo Domingo Singles
Gold medal – first place 2007 Rio de Janeiro Singles

CareerEdit

Sequera joined the WTA Tour in 1999 and was ranked world No. 48 in July 2007. Her coach was Larry Willens. She was introduced to the game at the age of seven. Her favorite surface was hardcourt.

She won her first title in Fes, Morocco, in May 2007, defeating Aleksandra Wozniak in the final.

Sequera won the gold medal at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, winning the final 7–5, 4–6, 6–1 against Sarah Taylor, and again in the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, winning the final 3–6, 7–6, 6–1 against Mariana Duque Marino.

Sequera retired from professional tennis 2009.

PersonalEdit

Milagros currently resides in San Diego with her husband, Stephen Huss, whom she married in the Dandenong Ranges, near Melbourne, Australia, on 29 December 2009.

She was born on the same day as Martina Hingis. She also played team competition for the German tennis club TC RW Dinslaken for several years in the 1990s.

WTA career finalsEdit

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

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III (1–1)
Tier IV & V (0–0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Nov 2003 Québec City, Canada Carpet   Maria Sharapova 2–6, ret.
Win 1. May 2007 Fes, Morocco Clay   Aleksandra Wozniak 6–1, 6–3

Doubles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Mar 2004 Acapulco,
Mexico
Clay   Lisa McShea   Olga Blahotová
  Gabriela Navrátilová
2–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Win 2. May 2004 Strasbourg,
France
Clay   Lisa McShea   Tina Križan
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–4, 6–1
Loss 1. June 2004 Birmingham,
Great Britain
Grass   Lisa McShea   Maria Kirilenko
  Maria Sharapova
2–6, 1–6
Win 3. June 2004 Rosmalen,
Netherlands
Grass   Lisa McShea   Jelena Kostanić
  Claudine Schaul
7–6(7–3), 6–3

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

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

Singles: 17 (11–6)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 3 November 1996 ITF Tamaulipas, Mexico Hard   Aurora Gima 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 9 November 1997 ITF Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Clay   Aliénor Tricerri 6–2, 4–6, 6–0
Runner-up 1. 17 May 1999 ITF Jackson, United States Clay   Daniela Hantuchová 1–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 27 June 1999 ITF Easton, United States Hard   Maricris Fernandez 7–5, 6–2
Winner 4. 4 July 1999 ITF Montreal, Canada Hard   Kristina Triska 7–6, 7–6
Winner 5. 23 April 2000 ITF San Luis Potosí, Mexico Clay   Catalina Castaño 6–4, 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 23 October 2000 ITF Dallas, United States Hard   Jennifer Hopkins 2–6, 1–6
Winner 6. 28 October 2001 ITF Dallas, United States Hard   Irina Selyutina 5–7, 6–2, 6–0
Runner-up 3. 4 November 2001 ITF Hayward, United States Hard   Irina Selyutina 5–7, 4–6
Winner 7. 28 April 2002 Dothan Pro Classic, United States Clay   Liezel Huber 7–6, 4–6, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 22 April 2003 Dothan Pro Classic, United States Clay   Akiko Morigami 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 22 September 2003 ITF Albuquerque, United States Hard   Kristina Brandi 2–6, 2–6
Winner 8. 24 April 2005 Dothan Pro Classic, United States Clay   Varvara Lepchenko 2–6, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 9. 27 February 2006 ITF St. Paul, United States Hard (i)   Claudine Schaul 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 25 April 2006 ITF Lafayette, United States Clay   Yuliana Fedak 7–5, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 8 October 2006 ITF Troy, United States Hard   Ahsha Rolle 7–5, 6–0
Winner 11. 7 July 2008 ITF Allentown, United States Hard   Amanda Fink 6–2, 6–0

Doubles: 27 (18–9)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 16 June 1997 ITF Klosters, Switzerland Clay   Elena Juricich   Kim Kilsdonk
  Jolanda Mens
7–6(10–8), 4–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 18 August 1997 ITF Margarita, Venezuela Clay   Elena Juricich   Mariana López Palacios
  Jorgelina Torti
7–6(7–4), 7–5
Runner-up 3. 9 November 1997 ITF Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic
Clay   Jacquelyn Rosen   Erica Adams
  Rebecca Jensen
3–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 30 August 1999 Querétaro, Mexico Clay   Gabriela Voleková   Joana Cortez
  Carla Tiene
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 5. 1 May 2000 Coatzacoalcos, Mexico Hard   Gabriela Voleková   Joana Cortez
  Miriam D'Agostini
4–6, 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 6. 5 June 2000 Hilton Head, United States Hard   Gabriela Voleková   Wendy Fix
  Manisha Malhotra
4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 7. 30 October 2000 Hayward, United States Hard   Kelly Liggan   Nana Smith
  Nirupama Sanjeev
2–4, 2–4
Winner 8. 2 April 2001 Juárez, Mexico Clay   Alicia Ortuño   Erica Krauth
  Vanesa Krauth
6–4, 2–6, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 5 August 2001 Lexington, United States Hard   Julie Ditty   Lisa McShea
  Nana Miyagi
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 10. 6 April 2002 Jackson, United States Clay   Gisela Dulko   Lisa McShea
  Christina Wheeler
2–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 13 May 2002 Szczecin, Poland Clay   Vanessa Webb   Olga Vymetálková
  Gabriela Chmelinová
6–7(5–7), 7–5, 6–3
Winner 12. 24 September 2002 Albuquerque, United States Hard   Francesca Lubiani   Tatiana Perebiynis
  Christina Wheeler
1–6, 7–5, 7–5
Winner 13. 13 October 2002 Hallandale Beach, United States Hard   Gisela Dulko   Petra Cetkovská
  Barbora Strýcová
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 14. 15 October 2002 Sedona, United States Hard   Christina Wheeler   Jennifer Russell
  Mashona Washington
6–7(3–7), 5–7
Runner-up 15. 10 November 2002 Pittsburgh, United States Hard   Nana Smith   Amy Frazier
  Jennifer Russell
4–6, 2–6
Winner 16. 17 November 2002 Eugene, United States Hard   Nana Smith   Evgenia Kulikovskaya
  Elena Tatarkova
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 17. 22 April 2003 Dothan, United States Clay   Christina Wheeler   Julie Ditty
  Varvara Lepchenko
5–7, 6–1, 6–2
Winner 18. 28 September 2003 Albuquerque, United States Hard   Samantha Reeves   Amanda Augustus
  Mélanie Marois
6–3, 6–2
Winner 19. 25 April 2004 Dothan, United States Clay   Lisa McShea   Peng Shuai
  Xie Yanze
6–7(6–8), 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 20. 12 April 2005 Jackson, United States Clay   Ahsha Rolle   Anastasia Rodionova
  Kristen Schlukebir
1–6, 6–3, 2–6
Winner 21. 26 September 2005 Albuquerque, United States Hard   Julie Ditty   Romana Tedjakusuma
  Napaporn Tongsalee
6–3, 6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–2)
Winner 22. 9 October 2005 Troy, United States Hard   Julie Ditty   Salome Devidze
  Mandy Minella
6–2, 6–2
Winner 23. 12 February 2006 Midland, United States Hard   Meilen Tu   María José Argeri
  Letícia Sobral
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 24. 24 February 2006 St. Paul, United States Hard   Julie Ditty   Eva Hrdinová
  Michaela Paštiková
4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Winner 25. 25 April 2006 ITF Lafayette, United States Clay   Hana Šromová   Yuliana Fedak
  Eva Hrdinová
2–6, 6–1, 6–1
Winner 26. 24 September 2006 ITF Albuquerque, United States Hard   Julie Ditty   Christina Fusano
  Aleke Tsoubanos
6–1, 6–4
Winner 27. 1 October 2006 ITF Ashland, United States Hard   Julie Ditty   Ashley Harkleroad
  Ágnes Szávay
6–3, 5–7, 6–2

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