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ABIGAIL SPEARS

United States

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11th

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D.O.B.
Jul 12
1981
Height
5' 9"
1.75 m
Weight
168 lbs.
76.2 kg
Plays
Right-handed
two-handed backhand
Status
Pro
October 2000
Personal
Coached by Larry Willens ... Started playing at age 7 when tennis coach noticed her as she hit against a wall while parents played racquetball ... Dad is CL (computer analyst); mom's name was Margo (deceased); older sister, Ali, is married w/two children and living in Texas ... Favorites include movies Braveheart and Gladiator, actor Mel Gibson, musical groups Switchfoot and POD (prefers rock and pop) and Italian food ... Other sport interests are beach volleyball, surfing, mountain biking ... Also enjoys watching X-Games ... Relaxes by going to the beach (enjoys surfing), reading, watching movies ... Admires Graf for her athleticism and Seles for her sportsmanship.
Career Highlights
SINGLES
Finalist (1): 2004 - Qu‚bec City.

DOUBLES
Winner (19): 2017 - Doha (w/Srebotnik); 2016 - Stanford (w/Atawo); 2015 - Doha, Nottingham, Linz (all w/Atawo); 2014 - Birmingham, Cincinnati (both w/Atawo); 2013 - Stanford, Carlsbad (both w/Atawo); 2012 - Carlsbad, Seoul, Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Osaka (all w/Atawo); 2011 - Qu‚bec City (w/Atawo); 2009 - Oeiras (w/Atawo), Seoul (w/Y.Chan); 2005 - Cincinnati (w/Granville); 2004 - Vancouver (w/Mattek-Sands); 2003 - Auckland (w/Ashley).
Finalist (9): 2015 - Sydney (w/Atawo); 2014 - Dubai (w/Atawo); 2013 - Seoul (w/Atawo); 2012 - Brisbane, Doha (both w/Atawo); 2011 - Carlsbad (w/Atawo); 2009 - Birmingham (w/Atawo), Osaka (w/Scheepers); 2005 - Memphis (w/Granville).

MIXED DOUBLES
Winner (1): 2017 - Australian Open (w/Cabal).
Finalist (2): 2014 - US Open (w/Gonz lez); 2013 - US Open (w/Gonz lez).
Career Review
2015 - Fell in WTA qualifying three times; won three WTA doubles titles; made doubles Top 10 debut on March 2 (rose from No.14 to No.10).

2014 - Fell in WTA qualifying four times; won two WTA doubles titles.

2013 - Fell in WTA qualifying twice; won two WTA doubles titles; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2012 - Fell 1r once and in qualifying six times; won four WTA doubles titles.

2011 - Reached 2r once; fell in qualifying 10 times; won one WTA doubles title.

2010 - Fell in WTA qualifying nine times; won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2009 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r once and in qualifying 10 times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open); won two WTA doubles titles; won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2008 - Fell 1r once and in qualifying eight times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open); won seven doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2007 - Reached 2r three times; fell 1r four times and in qualifying 10 times (incl. all four majors); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Reached 2r three times; fell in qualifying four times (incl. Australian Open); won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2005 - Reached 3r once (Australian Open) and 2r four times, fell 1r 12 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying four times; won one WTA doubles title.

2004 - First Top 100 season; runner-up at Qu‚bec City (l. to Sucha in final); SF at Seoul (l. to Domachowska); made Top 100 debut on November 8 (after Qu‚bec City; rose from No.122 to No.92); fell 1r four times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying 12 times (incl. other three majors); won one WTA doubles title; won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2003 - Fell 1r once and in qualifying three times; won one WTA doubles title; won one singles title and four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2002 - Fell 1r once and in qualifying seven times; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2001 - Played first WTA main draw at Qu‚bec City, falling 1r (as qualifier); fell in qualifying three times; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2000 - Played first singles events of career on ITF Circuit (won one title).

1999 - Made second appearance in US Open doubles (as WC team w/Brymer).

1998 - Made first appearance in US Open doubles (as WC team w/Bradshaw).
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