Paula Ormaechea

Paula Ormaechea (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpawla oɾmaeˈtʃea]; born 28 September 1992) is an Argentine tennis player. She has won 15 singles and nine doubles ITF titles, and, on 21 October 2013, reached a singles ranking high of world No. 59.[1] Ormaechea has a 20–13 record for the Argentina Fed Cup team.[2]

Paula Ormaechea
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Ormaechea at the 2019 Wimbledon Qualifying
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBuenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1992-09-28) 28 September 1992 (age 28)
Sunchales, Argentina
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2007
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 817,633
Singles
Career record319–203 (61.1%)
Career titles15 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 59 (21 October 2013)
Current rankingNo. 264 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2012)
French Open3R (2013, 2014)
Wimbledon1R (2014)
US Open2R (2013)
Doubles
Career record127–115 (52.5%)
Career titles9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 188 (22 July 2013)
Current rankingNo. 344 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2014)
Wimbledon1R (2013)
US Open1R (2013)
Team competitions
Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup20–13 (60.6%)
Last updated on: 24 April 2020.

Personal lifeEdit

Paula Ormaechea was born on 28 September 1992 in Sunchales, Santa Fe to Mirna and Marcelo Ormaechea.[3] She also has two sisters, Valentina and Sofía.[3] Juan Pablo Guzmán, former ATP tennis player, serves as her coach. Ormaechea cites Roger Federer, Serena and Venus Williams as her role models,[4] and also admires Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras.[4] A fan of football, she supports Boca Juniors.[4]

Career reviewEdit

Junior careerEdit

Ormaechea entered professional junior tournaments in 2006 Ana Bogdan in the final of Banana Bowl, 6–2, 6–4, previously defeating Kristina Mladenovic 6–4, 6–2 in the semifinals.[5] Ormaechea won her next title at Uruguay Bowl in March 2009. She also played at 2009 French Open and 2009 US Open, but fell to, respectively, Bianca Botto and Richèl Hogenkamp in the first round. Also winning four doubles events, her last junior doubles title came at Canadian Open junior championship in September 2009.

Fed CupEdit

Ormaechea made her debut for Argentina Fed Cup team on 26 April 2009 in the 2009 World Group Playoff against Ukraine. She partnered María Irigoyen, losing to Mariya Koryttseva and Olga Savchuk in straight sets.[6] Ormaechea made her singles debut in 2010 World Group II rubber against Estonia.[7] She lost her first match to world No. 61 Kaia Kanepi,[8] and the second one to Maret Ani.[9] Ormaechea also played in the rubber against Canada, and lost both of her singles matches — against Aleksandra Wozniak and Valérie Tétreault.[10]

2011Edit

Ormaechea's first tournament was an ITF event in Colombia, where she lost to Alexandra Cadanțu 4–6, 0–6 in the first round of qualifying. After this, she played the Copa Colsanitas, but again lost during qualifications, this time in the second round. Despite her bad run, Paula rebounded and won an ITF tournament in Santiago, Chile one month later. She then played four ITF events during May, reaching the final of one, but losing to top seed Lucie Hradecká 6–4, 3–6, 2–6.

Paula then played in the qualifications for the Brussels Ladies Open, her first premium tournament. She got to the final round of qualifying after defeating Catalina Castaño and Andrea Hlaváčková, but was then swept aside by doubles specialist Abigail Spears 6–1, 6–1.

Following this loss, she headed to Rome to play a 25K tournament, but lost in the second round to Sofia Shapatava. Then, following another loss in the quarterfinals of an ITF event in Poland and an early elimination in the qualifications at the Budapest Grand Prix, Paula's form improved when she qualified for the Gastein Ladies in Kitzbühel, Austria. She then lost in the first round of the main draw to María José Martínez Sánchez in straight sets.

Paula then took a break from the WTA Tour, playing eight ITF tournaments from August to October, winning two of them.

2012Edit

Ormaechea began her 2012 season at the Apia International Sydney. She lost in the second round of qualifying to thirteenth seed Vania King. Following this loss, she headed to Melbourne for the Australian Open. She successfully qualified for her first Grand Slam main draw beating seventh seed Coco Vandeweghe, Hsieh Su-wei, and nineteenth seed Yvonne Meusburger. In the first round of the main draw, she overcame Romanian Simona Halep in three sets.[11] In the second round, however, she was sent crashing out by eighth seed Agnieszka Radwańska in straight sets.[12] Due to her strong beginning of the new season, her ranking peaked at over one hundred and forty for the first time.

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 201618 2019 2020 W–L
Australian Open 2R Q1 1R Q2 A Q2 A 1–2
French Open 1R 3R 3R Q1 A A 4–3
Wimbledon Q1 Q2 1R A A Q1 NH 0–1
US Open Q3 2R 1R A A Q1 1–2
Win–Loss 1–2 3–2 2–4 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 6–8

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Australian Open A A 1R 0–1
French Open A A 1R 0–1
Wimbledon Q1 1R Q1 0–1
US Open A 1R A 0–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–2 0–2 0–4

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2013 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia International Clay   Jelena Janković 1–6, 2–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 24 (15 titles, 9 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (15–9)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2009 ITF Juárez, Mexico 10,000 Clay   Mailen Auroux 6–4, 4–6, 2–6
Win 1–1 Nov 2009 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina 10,000 Clay   Verónica Spiegel 6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Win 2–1 Nov 2009 ITF Asunción, Paraguay 10,000 Clay   Andrea Koch Benvenuto 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Loss 2–2 Dec 2009 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina 25,000 Clay   Rossana de los Ríos 5–7, 1–6
Loss 2–3 Jun 2010 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina 10,000 Clay   Mailen Auroux 1–6, 5–7
Win 3–3 Jun 2010 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina 10,000 Clay   Lucía Jara Lozano 6–2, 6–2
Win 4–3 Jul 2010 ITF Bogotá, Colombia 25,000 Clay   Julia Cohen 7–5, 6–2
Win 5–3 Jul 2010 ITF Brasília, Brazil 10,000 Clay   Ana Clara Duarte 3–6, 7–6(1), 7–6(6)
Win 6–3 Mar 2011 ITF Santiago, Chile 10,000 Clay   Catalina Pella 6–2, 7–6(4)
Loss 6–4 May 2011 ITF Prague, Czech Republic 50,000 Clay   Lucie Hradecká 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Win 7–4 Sep 2011 ITF Podgorica, Montenegro 25,000 Clay   Danka Kovinić 6–1, 6–1
Win 8–4 Sep 2011 ITF Foggia, Italy 25,000 Clay   Renata Voráčová 6–4, 6–4
Loss 8–5 Oct 2011 ITF Madrid, Spain 25,000 Clay   Nastassja Burnett 2–6, 3–6
Win 9–5 May 2013 ITF Saint-Gaudens, France 50,000 Clay   Dinah Pfizenmaier 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Win 10–5 Jun 2015 ITF Padua, Italy 25,000 Clay   Réka Luca Jani 6–3, 6–4
Win 11–5 Apr 2016 ITF Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, Brazil 10,000 Clay   Laura Pigossi 6–4, 6–1
Win 12–5 Apr 2016 ITF Lins, Brazil 10,000 Clay   Harmony Tan 6–3, 6–2
Win 13–5 Apr 2016 ITF Bauru, Brazil 10,000 Clay   Julieta Lara Estable 1–6, 6–3, 7–5
Loss 13–6 Sep 2016 ITF Podgorica, Montenegro 25,000 Clay   Quirine Lemoine 5–7, 1–6
Loss 13–7 Dec 2017 ITF Antalya, Turkey 15,000 Clay   Tena Lukas 4–6, 7–6(5), 1–6
Win 14–7 Jul 2018 ITF Baja, Hungary 25,000 Clay   Nina Potočnik 6–3, 7–5
Loss 14–8 Sep 2018 ITF Zagreb, Croatia 60,000 Clay   Tereza Mrdeža 6–2, 4–6, 5–7
Loss 14–9 Nov 2018 ITF Colina, Chile 60,000 Clay   Xu Shilin 5–7, 3–6
Win 15–9 Sep 2019 ITF Sankt Pölten, Austria 25,000 Clay   Réka Luca Jani 2–6, 6–3, 6–3

Doubles: 21 (9 titles, 12 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (9–12)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2008 ITF Santa Cruz, Bolivia 10,000 Clay   Claudia Razzeto   Rocio Galarza
  Gabriela Roux
6–7(5), 6–3, [9–11]
Loss 0–2 Oct 2008 ITF Lima, Peru 10,000 Clay   Marina Giral Lores   Andrea Koch Benvenuto
  Karen Castiblanco
2–6, 1–6
Loss 0–3 Oct 2008 ITF Lima, Peru 10,000 Clay   Marina Giral Lores   Andrea Koch Benvenuto
  Karen Castiblanco
7–6(7), 0–6, [3–10]
Loss 0–4 Nov 2009 ITF Lima, Peru 10,000 Clay   Agustina Eskenazi   Cecilia Costa Melgar
  Andrea Koch Benvenuto
1–6, 3–6
Win 1–4 Jul 2010 ITF Bogotá, Colombia 25,000 Clay   Andrea Gámiz   Mailen Auroux
  Karen Castiblanco
5–7, 6–4, 7–5
Loss 1–5 Dec 2010 ITF Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 25,000 Clay   Alizé Lim   Maria Fernanda Alves
  Ana Clara Duarte
def.
Win 2–5 Mar 2011 ITF Santiago, Chile 10,000 Clay   Maria Fernanda Alves   Barbara Rush
  Carolina Zeballos
6–3, 7–6(2)
Win 3–5 Apr 2011 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina 25,000 Clay   María Fernanda Álvarez Terán   María Irigoyen
  Florencia Molinero
4–6, 7–5, [10–4]
Win 4–5 Jun 2011 ITF Rome, Italy 25,000 Clay   Verónica Cepede Royg   Marina Shamayko
  Sofia Shapatava
7–5, 6–4
Win 5–5 May 2013 ITF Saint-Gaudens, France 50,000 Clay   Julia Glushko   Stéphanie Dubois
  Kurumi Nara
7–5, 7–6(11)
Loss 5–6 Mar 2015 ITF Palm Harbor, United States 25,000 Clay   María Irigoyen   Petra Krejsová
  Paula Cristina Gonçalves
2–6, 4–6
Loss 5–7 Jun 2015 ITF Padua, Italy 25,000 Clay   Réka Luca Jani   María Irigoyen
  Barbora Krejčíková
4–6, 2–6
Loss 5–8 Apr 2016 ITF Lins, Brazil 10,000 Clay   Constanza Vega   Bárbara Gatica
  Stephanie Petit
5–7, 3–6
Loss 5–9 Aug 2017 ITF Oldenzaal, Netherlands 15,000 Clay   Ana Sofía Sánchez   Deborah Kerfs
  Chiara Scholl
5–7, 3–6
Win 6–9 Sep 2017 ITF Trieste, Italy 15,000 Clay   Martina Caregaro   Alice Balducci
  Camilla Scala
5–7, 7–5, [10–1]
Loss 6–10 Dec 2017 ITF Antalya, Turkey 15,000 Clay   Dia Evtimova   Cristina Dinu
  Mia Eklund
3–6, 2–6
Win 7–10 Jul 2018 ITF Baja, Hungary 25,000 Clay   Natalija Kostić   Nicoleta-Catalina Dascalu
  Isabella Shinikova
w/o
Win 8–10 Oct 2018 ITF Seville, Spain 25,000 Clay   Andrea Gámiz   Başak Eraydın
  Anastasiya Komardina
7–5, 7–6(5)
Win 9–10 Sep 2019 ITF Zagreb, Croatia 60,000 Clay   Anna Bondár   Amandine Hesse
  Daniela Seguel
7–5, 7–5
Loss 9–11 Jan 2020 ITF Daytona Beach, United States 25,000 Clay   Prarthana Thombare   Dalma Galfi
  Kimberley Zimmermann
6–7(4–7), 2–6
Loss 9–12 Sep 2020 ITF Tarvisio, Italy 25,000 Clay   Anna Bondár   Marie Benoît
  Alexandra Cadanțu
1–6, 3–6

Fed Cup singles performances (12–10)Edit

Edition Round Location Surface Against Opponent Score Result
2010 Fed Cup World Group II Tallinn Hard (i)   Estonia   Kaia Kanepi 1–6, 5–7 1–4
  Maret Ani 2–6, 3–6
World Group II Play-offs Montreal Carpet (i)   Canada   Aleksandra Wozniak 4–6, 2–6 0–5
  Valérie Tétreault 7–6(8–6), 1–6, 1–6
2012 Fed Cup Americas Zone Curitiba Clay   Bahamas   Larikah Russell 6–3, 6–0 3–0
  Canada   Aleksandra Wozniak 7–5, 6–4 3–0
  Peru   Ferny Ángeles Paz 6–1, 6–0 3–0
  Colombia   Catalina Castaño 6–2, 6–4 2–0
World Group II Play-offs Buenos Aires Clay   China   Yi-Miao Zhou 6–2, 6–2 4–1
  Qiang Wang 6–4, 6–2
2013 Fed Cup World Group II Buenos Aires Clay   Sweden   Johanna Larsson 6–3, 6–0 2–3
  Sofia Arvidsson 5–7, 7–6(8–6), 2–3, ret.
World Group II Play-offs Buenos Aires Clay   Great Britain   Johanna Konta 6–3, 6–2 3–1
  Laura Robson 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
2014 Fed Cup World Group II Pilar Clay   Japan   Misaki Doi 6–2, 3–6, 6–3 3–0
  Kurumi Nara 6–3, 6–4
World Group Play-offs Sochi Clay   Russia   Elena Vesnina 3–6, 3–6 0–4
  Ekaterina Makarova 1–6, 2–6
2015 Fed Cup World Group II Buenos Aires Clay   United States   Venus Williams 3–6, 2–6 1–4
  CoCo Vandeweghe 6–4, 6–4
World Group II Play-offs Buenos Aires Clay   Spain   Sara Sorribes Tormo 6–4, 6–7(2–7), 1–6 0–4
  Lara Arruabarrena 1–6, 6–4, 7–9

Fed Cup doubles performances (0–2)Edit

Edition Round Date Against Surface Partner Opponents Result Score
2009 World Group Playoff QF 26 April 2009   Ukraine Hard   María Irigoyen   Mariya Koryttseva
  Olga Savchuk
Loss 6–2, 6–0
2014 Fed Cup World Group II 1R 9 February 2014   Japan Clay   María Irigoyen   Shuko Aoyama
  Risa Ozaki
Loss 6–0, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Paula Ormaechea at the Women's Tennis Association
  2. ^ "Paula Ormaechea at the Fed Cup".
  3. ^ a b Paola Ormaechea at the International Tennis Federation
  4. ^ a b c El Tenis Que No Vemos: Conociendo a… Paula Ormaechea (3 August 2009)
  5. ^ name="ITFA"
  6. ^ Fed Cup: World Group Playoff: Ukraine defeated Argentina 5–0 in Argentina
  7. ^ Fed Cup: Ani & Kanepi lead Estonian debut (4 February 2010)
  8. ^ Fed Cup: Estonia in driving seat (6 February 2010)
  9. ^ Fed Cup: Estonia seals Playoff spot (7 February 2010)
  10. ^ Fed Cup World Group II Playoffs: Canada vs. Argentina 5–0
  11. ^ "Australian Open – Simona Halep goes out in first round". 16 January 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  12. ^ "Australian Open – Radwanska, Jankovic win in straight sets". 19 January 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2020.

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