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María José MARTÍNEZ SÁNCHEZ

Spain

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7th

DOUBLES

D.O.B.
Aug 12
1982
Height
5' 9 1/4"
1.76 m
Weight
150 lbs.
68 kg
Plays
Left-handed
two-handed backhand
Status
Pro
1996
Personal
Coached by Alejo Mancisidor, Mikel Gonz lez, Victor L¢pez and Andreu Guilera ... Father, Ricardo, is a woodworker; mother, Fini, is a businesswoman; two younger brothers are Ricardo, Alejandro ... Husband is Juan Domingo P‚rez (married July 14, 2012) ... Trained at Juan Carlos Ferrero's academy as a junior ... Favorite movie is Armageddon; favorite city is New York ... Other sports interests include volleyball, basketball, baseball ... Also enjoys going to the cinema and shopping ... Most memorable experience was winning Orange Bowl in 1999 ... Admires Steffi Graf and Juan Carlos Ferrero.
Career Highlights
SINGLES
Winner (5): 2011 - Bad Gastein, Seoul; 2010 - Rome; 2009 - Bogot , Bastad.
Finalist (1): 2008 - Barcelona.

DOUBLES
Winner (17): 2016 - Mallorca (w/Dabrowski); 2012 - Eastbourne (w/Llagostera Vives); 2011 - Dubai (w/Huber), Bastad (w/Dom¡nguez Lino); 2010 - Dubai (w/Llagostera Vives); 2009 - Bogot , Acapulco, Barcelona, Palermo, Toronto, New Haven, WTA Championships (all w/Llagostera Vives); 2008 - Acapulco (w/Llagostera Vives); 2001 - Acapulco, Porto, Bol, Basel (all w/Medina Garrigues).
Finalist (10): 2010 - Rome (w/Llagostera Vives), Moscow (w/Errani); 2009 - Bastad, Cincinnati (both w/Llagostera Vives); 2008 - Berlin, Barcelona (both w/Llagostera Vives); 2003 - Palermo (w/Parra Santonja); 2002 - Helsinki (w/Bes); 2001 - Palermo (w/Medina Garrigues), Casablanca (w/Salerni).

ADDITIONAL
Spanish Fed Cup Team, 2008-11; Spanish Olympic Team, 2008, 2012.
Career Review
1997 - Played first event of career on ITF Circuit in Spain.

1998 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit in Spain.

1999 - Won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2000 - Played first WTA qualifying at Miami and US Open; won three singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2001 - First Top 100 season; SF at Madrid (l. to S nchez-Vicario); QF twice at Bogot  and Antwerp; reached 2r three times; fell 1r 11 times (incl. all four majors) and in qualifying four times; made Top 100 debut on May 7 (rose from No.106 to No.95); won four WTA doubles titles (all w/Medina Garrigues).

2002 - Fell 1r four times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying 11 times (incl. Roland Garros).

2003 - Fell in WTA qualifying three times; won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2004 - Fell in WTA qualifying once; did not play February until end of season.

2005 - Won one singles title and five doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2006 - QF twice at Acapulco and Palermo; reached 2r once; fell 1r three times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying three times (incl. Wimbledon); won four singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2007 - QF at Bad Gastein; fell 1r once and in qualifying once (at US Open); won three singles titles and four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2008 - Second Top 100 season; runner-up at Barcelona (l. to Kirilenko); reached 3r once (Wimbledon) and 2r once (Olympics); fell 1r six times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open) and in Tour qualifying six times (incl. Australian Open); won one WTA doubles title (w/Llagostera Vives); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2009 - First Top 30 season; won two WTA titles at Bogot  (d. Dulko in final) and Bastad (d. Wozniacki in final); SF at Bali (l. to Rezai); QF twice at Barcelona and Rome; reached 3r four times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, US Open) and 2r five times (incl. Miami - l. to Kanepi 46 64 75; held 3mp at 5-4 third set); fell 1r five times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying twice; made Top 50 debut on April 20 (rose from No.51 to No.46); first Top 10 season in doubles; won seven WTA doubles titles w/Llagostera Vives (incl. WTA Championships - d. Black/Huber in final); made doubles Top 10 debut on October 19 (rose from No.11 to No.10).

2010 - Second straight Top 30 season; went 18-10 in first 11 events, best results being third WTA title at Rome (d. Jankovic in final), SF at Marbella (l. to Su rez Navarro) and QF twice, at Indian Wells and Eastbourne; reached 2r six times (incl. Australian Open and Miami - l. to Safarova 46 76(3) 62; held 3mp, 2mp at 64 52 and 1mp at 64 65); fell 1r once (Roland Garros); made Top 20 debut on May 10 (after Rome; rose from No.26 to No.19; would be only week in Top 20); also won one WTA doubles title (w/Llagostera Vives); missed two months from June to August w/right knee injury (withdrew from Wimbledon, Bastad, Palermo, Cincinnati and Montr‚al); in first five events back, reached 2r twice (US Open, Seoul) but fell 1r three times (New Haven, Tokyo, Beijing); reached SF in last event of year at Moscow (l. to Azarenka); set new doubles career-high No.4 on July 5 (after Wimbledon).

2011 - Near-Top 30 season (finishing No.35); won fourth and fifth WTA titles at Bad Gastein (d. Mayr-Achleitner in final) and Seoul (d. Voskoboeva in final); QF at Bastad (l. to Arvidsson 46 76(6) 76(3); held 6mp in second set - 2mp at 5-4, 3mp at 6-5 and 1mp at 6-5 in tie-break); reached 3r four times (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r five times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros); fell 1r seven times (incl. US Open and Doha - l. to Dushevina 46 61 76(1); held 3mp at 6-5 third set) and in qualifying once; started year at No.28 then dropped from No.33 to No.84 after points from winning Rome in 2010 fell off, but got back up to No.35 by November 7 year-end rankings; won two WTA doubles titles; withdrew from Moscow w/left knee injury.

2012 - QF at Seoul; reached 3r once (Roland Garros) and 2r twice (Olympics, US Open); fell 1r nine times (incl. Wimbledon and Indian Wells - l. to Dom¡nguez Lino 63 16 75; held mp at 5-4 third set) and in qualifying three times; won one WTA doubles title; withdrew from Australian Open w/left knee injury then missed two months in spring w/right thigh injury (withdrew from Miami, Barcelona, Budapest and Madrid).
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