Sílvia Soler Espinosa
Soler Espinosa during the 2018 Wimbledon Qualifying
|Born||19 November 1987|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Prize money||US$ 2,108,331|
|Career record||418–386 (52.0%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 54 (21 May 2012)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2015)|
|French Open||3R (2014)|
|Wimbledon||2R (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)|
|US Open||3R (2011, 2012)|
|Olympic Games||1R (2012)|
|Career record||129–148 (46.6%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 39 (28 April 2014)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2013, 2014)|
|French Open||QF (2015)|
|US Open||2R (2012)|
|Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup||4–11|
|Last updated on: 20 July 2019.|
In her career, she has won one doubles title on the WTA Tour, as well as five singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 21 May 2012, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 54. On 28 April 2014, she peaked at No. 39 in the doubles rankings.
Personal life and backgroundEdit
Soler Espinosa is coached by Jerome Adamec. Her father works in a factory, while her mother is a housewife. She stated that her favourite court is clay. Silvia cited Steffi Graf as one of her biggest tennis idols. In free time, she enjoys seeing friends, listening to music and going to the beach.
In 2002, Soler Espinosa made her debut on the ITF Junior Circuit at the age of 14. That year, she won her first ITF junior title in doubles, at International Madrid, together with Astrid Waernes-Garcia. In September 2003, she won her first single title at Torneo ITF Junior "Ciudad de Castro Urdiales". Later that year, in singles, she made her junior highest-ranking at No. 158. On ITF Junior Tour, she won three titles in singles, and two titles in doubles.
Soler Espinosa debuted on ITF Circuit Tour in May 2003 at the $10,000 Almeria, Spain, where she was defeated in first round against Lauren Cheung. In 2007, she won her first ITF single title, at $25,000 Sintra, Portugal. There, she defeated dutch tennis player Romana Janshen in two tier-break sets. In 2011 she played and won her first major ITF final, at 2011 Allianz Cup, in Sofia, Bulgaria. On ITF Tour, she won five single titles, and two doubles titles.
2009-10: Debut at the WTA TourEdit
In April 2009, Silver Espinosa made her first main-draw appearance at Andalucia Tennis Experience, Marbella, Spain. She lost in first round from Kaia Kanepi. Silvia failed to qualify at all four grand slams.
2011: Reaching first Grand Slam main-draw; entering Top 100Edit
Soler Espinosa made her first grand slam main-draw appearance at 2011 French Open. There she also made her first grand slam won. Later, in second round, she was stopped from chinese player Li Na. At Wimbledon, she failed to qualify in third round of qualification. At US Open, she won two matches in main-draw, before she was stopped in third round against Carla Suárez Navarro, in straight-sets. On September 19, 2011 she entered top 100, reaching place of 90.
2012: First Premier Mandatory and Premier 5 main-draw; playing at Olympic Games for SpainEdit
Silvia started season at 2012 Sydney International, where she lost in qualification. After that, she lost in first round of Australian Open. In February, she made two loses against Russian Fed Cup team, losing to Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova, respectively.
In March 2012, she made her first Premier Mandatory appearance, at the 2012 BNP Paribas Open. She lost in the second round against Roberta Vinci. In Miami, she went one step further, and came to third round, where she was stopped from Agnieszka Radwańska.
In April 2012, she again played for her fed cup team and made score of 1–1 against Slovak Fed Cup team.
At Wimbledon, she reached the second round, but then she was stopped by Vera Zvonareva, in three sets. After that, Soler Espinosa reached the second round of the Sony Swedish Open in Båstad, losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets.
Second year in row, she made third round at the US Open.
2013: First Grand Slam quarterfinal and Premier Mandatory semifinal in doublesEdit
In doubles, she reached quarterfinal at the Australian Open, together with Carla Suarez Navarro. They were stopped from russian combination Ekaterina Makarova-Elena Vesnina. Together with Suarez Navarro, Silvia made another great result, reaching Semifinal at the Mutua Madrid Open.
In doubles, she entered top 50, reaching No. 59, on July 8, 2013.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||Q2||Q1||Q1||1R||1R||1R||2R||A||Q1||Q2||Q1||A||0 / 4||1–4|
|French Open||A||Q1||Q2||2R||A||2R||3R||2R||1R||Q1||A||A||0 / 5||5–5|
|Wimbledon||A||Q2||Q1||Q3||2R||2R||2R||2R||Q1||A||Q1||A||NH||0 / 4||4–4|
|US Open||Q1||Q1||Q2||3R||3R||1R||1R||Q2||A||Q1||Q2||A||0 / 4||4–4|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||3–2||3–3||2–4||3–4||3–3||0–1||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0 / 17||14–17|
|Summer Olympics||A||Not Held||1R||Not Held||A||Not Held||P||0 / 1||0–1|
|Premier Mandatory tournaments|
|Indian Wells Open||A||A||A||A||2R||2R||2R||1R||A||A||A||A||P||0 / 4||3–4|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||A||3R||2R||1R||1R||A||Q1||A||A||P||0 / 4||3–4|
|Madrid Open||NH||A||A||A||2R||1R||1R||1R||Q1||Q2||1R||A||P||0 / 5||1–5|
|China Open||NTI||A||A||A||Q1||1R||1R||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 2||0–2|
|Premier 5 tournaments|
|Dubai / Qatar Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||A||0 / 1||0–1|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||2R||Q2||A||Q2||A||A||A||A||P||0 / 1||1–1|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|Cincinnati Open||NTI||A||A||A||Q1||Q1||Q2||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open||A||A||A||A||1R||Q2||Q2||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 1||0–1|
WTA career finalsEdit
Singles: 2 (2 runner–ups)Edit
|Loss||0–1||May 2014||Internationaux de Strasbourg, France||International||Clay||Monica Puig||4–6, 3–6|
|Loss||0–2||Apr 2016||Copa Colsanitas, Colombia||International||Clay||Irina Falconi||2–6, 6–2, 4–6|
Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner–up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Feb 2014||Brasil Tennis Cup, Brazil||International||Hard||Francesca Schiavone|| Anabel Medina Garrigues
|6–7(1–7), 6–2, [3–10]|
|Win||1–1||Aug 2014||Connecticut Open, United States||Premier||Hard||Andreja Klepač|| Marina Erakovic
Arantxa Parra Santonja
|7–5, 4–6, [10–7]|
WTA 125 series finalsEdit
Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Jun 2018||WTA Bol, Croatia||Hard||Barbora Štefková|| Mariana Duque-Mariño
Singles: 10 (5 titles, 5 runner–ups)Edit
|Win||1–0||Nov 2007||ITF Sintra, Portugal||25,000||Clay (i)||Romana Janshen||7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–3)|
|Loss||1–1||Jul 2008||ITF Vigo, Spain||25,000||Hard||Neuza Silva||3–6, 1–6|
|Loss||1–2||Jun 2009||ITF Getxo, Spain||25,000||Clay||Agustina Lepore||7–6(7–3), 4–6, 0–6|
|Win||2–2||Sep 2009||ITF Madrid, Spain||25,000||Hard||Irina Buryachok||6–3, 6–4|
|Win||3–2||Jun 2010||ITF Getxo, Spain||25,000||Clay||Sarah Gronert||6–2, 6–1|
|Loss||3–3||Aug 2010||ITF Hechingen, Germany||25,000||Clay||Magda Linette||5–7, 6–3, 2–6|
|Win||4–3||Sep 2011||ITF Sofia, Bulgaria||100,000||Clay||Romina Oprandi||2–6, 6–6 ret.|
|Loss||4–4||Sep 2011||ITF Saint-Malo, France||100,000+H||Clay||Sorana Cîrstea||2–6, 2–6|
|Loss||4–5||Jun 2015||ITF Montpellier, France||50,000+H||Clay||Lourdes Domínguez Lino||4–6, 3–6|
|Win||5–5||Jun 2016||ITF Rome, Italy||50,000||Clay||Laura Pous Tió||2–6, 6–4, 7–5|
Doubles: 8 (2 titles, 6 runner–ups)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Apr 2006||ITF Torrent,
|25,000||Clay||Carla Suárez Navarro|| Ekaterina Makarova
Gabriela Velasco Andreu
|Loss||0–2||Jun 2006||ITF Gorizia,
|25,000||Clay||Matilde Muñoz Gonzalves|| Soledad Esperón
|Loss||0–3||Mar 2008||ITF La Palma,
|25,000||Hard||Estrella Cabeza Candela|| Yuliya Beygelzimer
|Loss||0–4||Oct 2009||ITF Saint-Raphaël,
|50,000||Hard (i)||Margalita Chakhnashvili|| Claire Feuerstein
|Loss||0–5||Jul 2016||ITF Prague,
|75,000||Clay||Sara Sorribes Tormo|| Demi Schuurs
|5–7, 6–3, [4–10]|
|Loss||0–6||May 2017||ITF Saint-Gaudens,
|60,000||Clay||Montserrat González|| Chang Kai-chen
|Win||1–6||Jun 2017||ITF Barcelona,
|60,000||Clay||Montserrat González|| Julia Glushko
|Win||2–6||Apr 2018||ITF Indian Harbour Beach,
|60,000||Clay||Irina Bara|| Jessica Pegula
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