Llagostera in-action at the 2008 Allianz Cup
|Born||16 May 1980|
|Height||1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career titles||2 WTA, 11 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 35 (6 June 2005)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2001)|
|French Open||4R (2005)|
|US Open||1R (2001, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)|
|Career titles||16 WTA, 5 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 5 (2 November 2009)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2009, 2013)|
|French Open||SF (2010, 2012)|
|Wimbledon||QF (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012)|
|US Open||SF (2012)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||W (2009)|
|Olympic Games||2R (2012)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2013)|
|US Open||QF (2012)|
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|Runner-up||1.||26 September 2005||Guangzhou International Women's Open, Guangzhou, China||Hard||6–4, 4–0, ret.|
|Winner||1.||8 May 2005||Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Rabat, Morocco||Clay||6–4, 6–2|
|Winner||2.||24 February 2008||Copa Colsanitas, Bogotá, Colombia||Clay||6–0, 6–4|
|Winner||1.||14 August 2004||Sopot, Poland||Clay||6–4, 6–3|
|Runner-up||1.||3 October 2004||Hasselt, Belgium||Hard (i)||6–3, 7–5|
|Runner-up||2.||8 May 2005||Rabat, Morocco||Clay||3–6, 7–6(8–6), 7–5|
|Runner-up||3.||18 June 2005||'s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands||Grass||6–4, 2–6, 7–6(13–11)|
|Winner||2.||25 September 2005||Beijing, China||Clay||6–2, 6–4|
|Winner||3.||16 June 2007||Barcelona, Spain||Clay||7–6(7–3), 2–6, [12–10]|
|Winner||4.||1 March 2008||Acapulco, Mexico||Clay||6–2, 6–4|
|Runner-up||4.||11 May 2008||Berlin, Germany||Clay||3–6, 6–2, [10–2]|
|Runner-up||5.||14 June 2008||Barcelona, Spain||Clay||4–6, 7–5, [10–4]|
|Winner||5.||13 July 2008||Palermo, Italy||Clay||2–6, 7–6(7–1), [10–4]|
|Runner-up||6.||5 January 2009||Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||4–6, 7–6, [12–10]|
|Winner||6.||21 February 2009||Bogotá, Colombia||Clay||7–5, 3–6, [10–7]|
|Winner||7.||28 February 2009||Acapulco, Mexico||Clay||6–4, 6–2|
|Winner||8.||19 April 2009||Barcelona, Spain||Clay||3–6, 6–2, [10–8]|
|Runner-up||7.||11 July 2009||Båstad, Sweden||Clay||6–2, 0–6, [10–5]|
|Winner||9.||17 July 2009||Palermo, Italy||Clay||6–1, 6–2|
|Runner-up||8.||16 August 2009||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||6–3, 0–6, [10–2]|
|Winner||10.||23 August 2009||Toronto, Canada||Hard||2–6, 7–5, [11–9]|
|Winner||11.||29 August 2009||New Haven, United States||Hard||6–2, 7–5|
|Winner||12.||1 November 2009||Doha, Qatar||Hard||7–6(7–0), 5–7, [10–7]|
|Winner||13.||20 February 2010||Dubai, United Emirates||Hard||7–6(7–5), 6–4|
|Runner-up||9.||8 May 2010||Rome, Italy||Clay||6–4, 6–2|
|Winner||14.||9 April 2011||Marbella, Spain||Clay||3–6, 6–4, [10–5]|
|Runner-up||10.||9 July 2011||Båstad, Sweden||Clay||6–3, 6–3|
|Winner||15.||7 January 2012||Brisbane, Australia||Hard||7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–2)|
|Winner||16.||23 June 2012||Eastbourne, United Kingdom||Grass||6–4, ret.|
|Runner-up||11.||6 October 2012||Beijing, China||Hard||5–7, 5–7|
|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|
|Tour Championships||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||W||A||A||A||A||1 / 1||2–0|
|Summer Olympics||Not Held||A||Not Held||1R||Not Held||2R||NH||0 / 2||1–2|
|WTA 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|
|WTA 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|
|WTA Levels & GS|
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