Nuria Llagostera Vives

Nuria Llagostera Vives (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈnuɾja ʎaɣosˈteɾa ˈβiβes];[a] born 16 May 1980) is a retired Spanish tennis player. In June 2005, Llagostera Vives reached her best singles ranking of world No. 35. In November 2009, she peaked at No. 5 in the WTA doubles rankings.

Nuria Llagostera Vives
Nuria Llagostera Vives Allianz Cup 1.jpg
Llagostera in-action at the 2008 Allianz Cup
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceBarcelona, Spain
Born (1980-05-16) 16 May 1980 (age 40)
Palma, Majorca, Spain
Height1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1996
Retired2013
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 2,636,375
Singles
Career record364–282 (56.3%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 35 (6 June 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2001)
French Open4R (2005)
Wimbledon2R (2004)
US Open1R (2001, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Doubles
Career record298–200 (59.8%)
Career titles16
Highest rankingNo. 5 (2 November 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2009, 2013)
French OpenSF (2010, 2012)
WimbledonQF (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012)
US OpenSF (2012)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsW (2009)
Olympic Games2R (2012)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2013)
US OpenQF (2012)
Team competitions
Fed Cup13–10

Professional careerEdit

Vives was born in Palma, Majorca, Balearic Islands. In her career, she won two singles and 16 doubles titles on the WTA Tour. She also won the silver medal at the 2005 Mediterranean Games, losing the final to compatriot Laura Pous Tió.

She was the doubles champion at the 2009 WTA Tour Championships, playing with María José Martínez Sánchez. They defeated Serena and Venus Williams en route to a three-set victory over top seeds Cara Black and Liezel Huber.

On 11 November 2013, it was announced that she would be suspended until 7 September 2015 after testing positive for Dextroamphetamine at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford.[1][2] She subsequently announced her retirement from professional tennis on 20 November, as a result of the ban ending her hopes to play at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (2–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Sep 2005 Guangzhou Open, China Hard   Yan Zi 6–4, 4–0 ret.
Win 1. May 2005 Morocco Open, Morocco Clay   Zheng Jie 6–4, 6–2
Win 2. Feb 2008 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia Clay   María Emilia Salerni 6–0, 6–4

Doubles: 27 (16 titles, 11 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (1–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (2–4)
Premier (4–0)
International (9–7)
Finals by surface
Hard (5–4)
Clay (10–6)
Grass (1–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Aug 2004 Warsaw Open, Poland Clay   Marta Marrero   Klaudia Jans
  Alicja Rosolska
6–4, 6–3
Loss 1. Oct 2004 Gaz de France Stars, Belgium Hard (i)   Marta Marrero   Mara Santangelo
  Jennifer Russell
6–3, 7–5
Loss 2. May 2005 Morocco Open, Morocco Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino   Émilie Loit
  Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
3–6, 7–6(8–6), 7–5
Loss 3. Jun 2005 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands Grass   Iveta Benešová   Anabel Medina Garrigues
  Dinara Safina
6–4, 2–6, 7–6(13–11)
Win 2. Sep 2005 China Open, China Clay   María Vento-Kabchi   Yan Zi
  Zheng Jie
6–2, 6–4
Win 3. Jun 2007 Barcelona Open, Spain Clay   Arantxa Parra Santonja   Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Flavia Pennetta
7–6(7–3), 2–6, [12–10]
Win 4. Mar 2008 Mexico Open, Mexico Clay   María José Martínez Sánchez   Iveta Benešová
  Petra Cetkovská
6–2, 6–4
Loss 4. May 2008 Berlin Open, Germany Clay   María José Martínez Sánchez   Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
3–6, 6–2, [10–2]
Loss 5. Jun 2008 Barcelona Open, Spain Clay   María José Martínez Sánchez   Arantxa Parra Santonja
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
4–6, 7–5, [10–4]
Win 5. Jul 2008 Palermo International, Italy Clay   Sara Errani   Alla Kudryavtseva
  Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
2–6, 7–6(7–1), [10–4]
Loss 6. Jan 2009 Auckland Open, New Zealand Hard   Arantxa Parra Santonja   Nathalie Dechy
  Mara Santangelo
4–6, 7–6, [12–10]
Win 6. Feb 2009 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia Clay   María José Martínez Sánchez   Gisela Dulko
  Flavia Pennetta
7–5, 3–6, [10–7]
Win 7. Feb 2009 Mexico Open, Mexico Clay   María José Martínez Sánchez   Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–4, 6–2
Win 8. Apr 2009 Barcelona Open, Spain Clay   María José Martínez Sánchez   Sorana Cîrstea
  Andreja Klepač
3–6, 6–2, [10–8]
Loss 7. Jul 2009 Swedish Open, Sweden Clay   María José Martínez Sánchez   Flavia Pennetta
  Gisela Dulko
6–2, 0–6, [10–5]
Win 9. Jul 2009 Palermo International, Italy Clay   María José Martínez Sánchez   Mariya Koryttseva
  Darya Kustova
6–1, 6–2
Loss 8. Aug 2009 Cincinnati Open, United States Hard   María José Martínez Sánchez   Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
6–3, 0–6, [10–2]
Win 10. Aug 2009 Canadian Open, Canada Hard   María José Martínez Sánchez   Samantha Stosur
  Rennae Stubbs
2–6, 7–5, [11–9]
Win 11. Aug 2009 Connecticut Open, United States Hard   María José Martínez Sánchez   Iveta Benešová
  Lucie Hradecká
6–2, 7–5
Win 12. Nov 2009 WTA Finals, Qatar Hard   María José Martínez Sánchez   Cara Black
  Liezel Huber
7–6(7–0), 5–7, [10–7]
Win 13. Feb 2010 Dubai Championships, UAE Hard   María José Martínez Sánchez   Květa Peschke
  Katarina Srebotnik
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Loss 9. May 2010 Italian Open, Italy Clay   María José Martínez Sánchez   Flavia Pennetta
  Gisela Dulko
6–4, 6–2
Win 14. Apr 2011 Marbella Experience, Spain Clay   Arantxa Parra Santonja   Roberta Vinci
  Sara Errani
3–6, 6–4, [10–5]
Loss 10. Jul 2011 Swedish Open, Sweden Clay   Arantxa Parra Santonja   Lourdes Domínguez Lino
  María José Martínez Sánchez
6–3, 6–3
Win 15. Jan 2012 Brisbane International, Australia Hard   Arantxa Parra Santonja   Raquel Kops-Jones
  Abigail Spears
7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–2)
Win 16. Jun 2012 Eastbourne International, UK Grass   María José Martínez Sánchez   Liezel Huber
  Lisa Raymond
6–4, ret.
Loss 11. Oct 2012 China Open, China Hard   Sania Mirza   Ekaterina Makarova
  Elena Vesnina
5–7, 5–7

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

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

Singles: 13 (11–2)Edit

Outcome No. Date Location Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 24 May 1999 ITF Ceuta, Spain Clay   María José Martínez Sánchez 6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 5 July 1999 ITF Vigo, Spain Clay   Paula García 7–5, 6–4
Winner 3. 10 October 1999 ITF Girona, Spain Clay   Laura Pena 6–2, 6–3
Winner 4. 18 July 1999 Orbetello, Italy Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 30 June 2003 Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany Clay   Mervana Jugić-Salkić 3–6, 0–6
Winner 5. 7 June 2004 Grado, Italy Clay   Paula García 5–7, 6–2, 6–1
Winner 6. 18 July 2004 Vittel, France Clay   Lubomira Bacheva 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 17 August 2004 The Bronx, United States Hard   Evgenia Linetskaya 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 26 September 2004 Jounieh, Lebanon Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino 2–6, 6–0, 6–4
Winner 8. 30 June 2007 Getxo, Spain Hard   María Emilia Salerni 6–3, 6–3
Winner 9. 3 July 2007 Valladolid, Spain Hard   Petra Cetkovská 7–6(3), 1–6, 6–3
Winner 10. 22 October 2007 Sant Cugat, Spain Clay   Kira Nagy 6–2, 6–4
Winner 11. 21 September 2008 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay   Tsvetana Pironkova 6–2, 6–3

Doubles: 10 (5–5)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 11 February 1996 ITF Mallorca, Spain Clay   Laura Pena   Julia Abe
  Anke Roos
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 24 May 1999 ITF Ceuta, Spain Clay   Oleksandra Kravets   Rocío González
  María José Martínez Sánchez
6–7(4), 0–6
Winner 1. 23 October 2000 Saint-Raphaël, France Hard (i)   Ainhoa Goñi   Kildine Chevalier
  Susanne Trik
4–1, 5–4(5), 3–1 ret.
Runner-up 3. 7 October 2001 Girona, Spain Clay   Maria Elena Camerin   Eva Bes
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
2–6, 6–4, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 3 May 2003 Maglie, Italy Clay   María José Martínez Sánchez   Delia Sescioreanu
  Edina Gallovits-Hall
4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 2. 6 October 2003 Ciudad Juárez, Mexico Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino   Jana Hlaváčková
  Hana Šromová
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 26 September 2004 Jounieh, Lebanon Clay   Frederica Piedade   Petra Cetkovská
  Hana Šromová
4–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 30 June 2007 Getxo, Spain Clay   Laura Pous Tió   Conchita Martínez Granados
  María Emilia Salerni
6–2, 6–1
Winner 4. 6 July 2007 Valladolid, Spain Hard   Arantxa Parra Santonja   Ria Dörnemann
  Justine Ozga
6–0, 6–2
Winner 5. 22 October 2007 Sant Cugat, Spain Clay   María José Martínez Sánchez   Kira Nagy
  Aurélie Védy
6–4, 6–1

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Australian Open LQ 3R 2R 1R LQ 1R 1R A LQ 1R LQ LQ A A 13–9
French Open LQ 3R 1R A LQ 4R A 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R A A 12–9
Wimbledon A 1R A A 2R 1R A A 1R 1R 1R LQ A A 4–6
US Open LQ 1R LQ LQ 1R 1R A LQ 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 4–11
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 4–4 1–2 1–1 1–2 3–4 0–1 1–1 0–3 0–4 0–3 2–2 0–0 0–0 33–35

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R 1R A A QF 3R 2R 2R QF 0 / 7 10–7
French Open A A A A 3R A 3R QF 1R SF 2R SF A 0 / 7 16–7
Wimbledon A A A A 2R A A QF QF A QF QF A 0 / 5 12–5
US Open A A A 1R 3R A A 2R QF 1R 2R SF 3R 0 / 8 11–8
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–4 0–1 2–1 7–3 8–4 6–3 6–4 12–4 5–2 0 / 27 49–27
Year-end championships
Tour Championships A A A A A A A A W A A A A 1 / 1 2–0
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held 1R Not Held 2R NH 0 / 2 1–2
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells A A A A A A A A SF QF 1R 2R QF 0 / 5 8–5
Miami A A A A A A 1R A QF 2R QF 2R A 0 / 5 6–5
Madrid Not Held QF SF 2R SF A 0 / 4 7–4
Beijing Tier IV Tier II QF QF 1R F A 0 / 4 7–4
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai Tier II A W 1R Premier 1 / 2 4–1
Doha Tier III Tier II A Not Held P SF QF 0 / 2 3–2
Rome A A A A A A A A SF F 1R 1R A 0 / 4 4–4
Montréal / Toronto A A A A 2R A 1R A W 1R SF 1R 2R 1 / 7 10–6
Cincinnati Not Held Tier III F 1R 1R SF QF 0 / 5 9–5
Tokyo A A A A A A A A 1R 1R A 1R A 0 / 3 0–3
Career statistics
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
WTA Levels & GS
Tournament Played 3 4 1 4 16 4 9 15 22 14 18 22 12
Titles 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 7 1 1 2 0 16
Finals 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 4 10 2 2 3 0 27
Overall Win–Loss 0–3 3–4 1–1 8–2 16–15 2–4 9–8 23–13 55–14 22–13 24–15 39–20 17–12 219–124
Year-end ranking
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Career Best
Ranking 235 219 179 108 55 370 97 29 5 19 32 10 40

ITF LevelsEdit

Doubles
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Overall
Played 3 5 5 11 13 5 7 11 13 2 0 6 1 82
Titles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 5
Finals 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 10
Win 4–3 2–5 3–5 7–11 10–12 7–4 3–6 14–8 8–13 2–2 0–0 13–3 0–1 73–73

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In isolation, Vives is pronounced [ˈbiβes].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nuria Llagostera Vives suspended". ESPN.com. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Decision in the case of Nuria Llagostera Vives". International Tennis Federation. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013.

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