Nuria Llagostera Vives

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Nuria Llagostera Vives
Nuria Llagostera Vives Allianz Cup 1.jpg
Llagostera in-action at the 2008 Allianz Cup
Country (sports)Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Residence Barcelona, Spain
Born (1980-05-16) 16 May 1980 (age 38)
Palma, Spain
Height1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1996
Retired2013
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,636,375
Singles
Career record364–282
Career titles2 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 35 (6 June 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2001)
French Open 4R (2005)
Wimbledon 2R (2004)
US Open 1R (2001, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Doubles
Career record298–200
Career titles16 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 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)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 13–10

Nuria Llagostera Vives (Spanish pronunciation:  [ˈnuɾja ʎaɣosˈteɾa ˈβiβes] ; [lower-alpha 1] born 16 May 1980 in Majorca) is a retired Spanish professional tennis player. In June 2005, Llagostera Vives reached her best singles ranking of World No. 35. In November 2009, she peaked at World No. 5 in the doubles rankings.

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Professional career

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WTA finals

Singles (2–1)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (2–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
OutcomeNo.DateTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Runner-up1.26 September 2005 Guangzhou International Women's Open, Guangzhou, ChinaHard Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Yan Zi 6–4, 4–0, ret.
Winner1.8 May 2005 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Rabat, MoroccoClay Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zheng Jie 6–4, 6–2
Winner2.24 February 2008 Copa Colsanitas, Bogotá, ColombiaClay Flag of Argentina.svg María Emilia Salerni 6–0, 6–4

Doubles (16–11)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (1–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (2–4)
Premier (4–0)
International (9–7)
Finals by surface
Hard (5–4)
Clay (10–6)
Grass (1–1)
Carpet (0–0)
OutcomeNo.DateTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Winner1.14 August 2004 Sopot, PolandClay Flag of Spain.svg Marta Marrero Flag of Poland.svg Klaudia Jans
Flag of Poland.svg Alicja Rosolska
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up1.3 October 2004 Hasselt, BelgiumHard (i) Flag of Spain.svg Marta Marrero Flag of Italy.svg Mara Santangelo
Flag of the United States.svg Jennifer Russell
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up2.8 May 2005 Rabat, MoroccoClay Flag of Spain.svg Lourdes Domínguez Lino Flag of France.svg Émilie Loit
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
3–6, 7–6(8–6), 7–5
Runner-up3.18 June 2005 's-Hertogenbosch, NetherlandsGrass Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Iveta Benešová Flag of Spain.svg Anabel Medina Garrigues
Flag of Russia.svg Dinara Safina
6–4, 2–6, 7–6(13–11)
Winner2.25 September 2005 Beijing, ChinaClay Flag of Venezuela.svg María Vento-Kabchi Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Yan Zi
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zheng Jie
6–2, 6–4
Winner3.16 June 2007 Barcelona, SpainClay Flag of Spain.svg Arantxa Parra Santonja Flag of Spain.svg Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Flag of Italy.svg Flavia Pennetta
7–6(7–3), 2–6, [12–10]
Winner4.1 March 2008 Acapulco, MexicoClay Flag of Spain.svg María José Martínez Sánchez Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Iveta Benešová
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petra Cetkovská
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up4.11 May 2008 Berlin, GermanyClay Flag of Spain.svg María José Martínez Sánchez Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Cara Black
Flag of South Africa.svg Liezel Huber
3–6, 6–2, [10–2]
Runner-up5.14 June 2008 Barcelona, SpainClay Flag of Spain.svg María José Martínez Sánchez Flag of Spain.svg Arantxa Parra Santonja
Flag of Spain.svg Lourdes Domínguez Lino
4–6, 7–5, [10–4]
Winner5.13 July 2008 Palermo, ItalyClay Flag of Italy.svg Sara Errani Flag of Russia.svg Alla Kudryavtseva
Flag of Russia.svg Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
2–6, 7–6(7–1), [10–4]
Runner-up6.5 January 2009 Auckland, New ZealandHard Flag of Spain.svg Arantxa Parra Santonja Flag of France.svg Nathalie Dechy
Flag of Italy.svg Mara Santangelo
4–6, 7–6, [12–10]
Winner6.21 February 2009 Bogotá, ColombiaClay Flag of Spain.svg María José Martínez Sánchez Flag of Argentina.svg Gisela Dulko
Flag of Italy.svg Flavia Pennetta
7–5, 3–6, [10–7]
Winner7.28 February 2009 Acapulco, MexicoClay Flag of Spain.svg María José Martínez Sánchez Flag of Spain.svg Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Flag of Spain.svg Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–4, 6–2
Winner8.19 April 2009 Barcelona, SpainClay Flag of Spain.svg María José Martínez Sánchez Flag of Romania.svg Sorana Cîrstea
Flag of Slovenia.svg Andreja Klepač
3–6, 6–2, [10–8]
Runner-up7.11 July 2009 Båstad, SwedenClay Flag of Spain.svg María José Martínez Sánchez Flag of Italy.svg Flavia Pennetta
Flag of Argentina.svg Gisela Dulko
6–2, 0–6, [10–5]
Winner9.17 July 2009 Palermo, ItalyClay Flag of Spain.svg María José Martínez Sánchez Flag of Ukraine.svg Mariya Koryttseva
Flag of Belarus.svg Darya Kustova
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up8.16 August 2009 Cincinnati, United StatesHard Flag of Spain.svg María José Martínez Sánchez Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Cara Black
Flag of the United States.svg Liezel Huber
6–3, 0–6, [10–2]
Winner10.23 August 2009 Toronto, CanadaHard Flag of Spain.svg María José Martínez Sánchez Flag of Australia (converted).svg Samantha Stosur
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Rennae Stubbs
2–6, 7–5, [11–9]
Winner11.29 August 2009 New Haven, United StatesHard Flag of Spain.svg María José Martínez Sánchez Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Iveta Benešová
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Lucie Hradecká
6–2, 7–5
Winner12.1 November 2009 Doha, QatarHard Flag of Spain.svg María José Martínez Sánchez Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Cara Black
Flag of the United States.svg Liezel Huber
7–6(7–0), 5–7, [10–7]
Winner13.20 February 2010 Dubai, United EmiratesHard Flag of Spain.svg María José Martínez Sánchez Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Květa Peschke
Flag of Slovenia.svg Katarina Srebotnik
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner-up9.8 May 2010 Rome, ItalyClay Flag of Spain.svg María José Martínez Sánchez Flag of Italy.svg Flavia Pennetta
Flag of Argentina.svg Gisela Dulko
6–4, 6–2
Winner14.9 April 2011 Marbella, SpainClay Flag of Spain.svg Arantxa Parra Santonja Flag of Italy.svg Roberta Vinci
Flag of Italy.svg Sara Errani
3–6, 6–4, [10–5]
Runner-up10.9 July 2011 Båstad, SwedenClay Flag of Spain.svg Arantxa Parra Santonja Flag of Spain.svg Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Flag of Spain.svg María José Martínez Sánchez
6–3, 6–3
Winner15.7 January 2012 Brisbane, AustraliaHard Flag of Spain.svg Arantxa Parra Santonja Flag of the United States.svg Raquel Kops-Jones
Flag of the United States.svg Abigail Spears
7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–2)
Winner16.23 June 2012 Eastbourne, United KingdomGrass Flag of Spain.svg María José Martínez Sánchez Flag of the United States.svg Liezel Huber
Flag of the United States.svg Lisa Raymond
6–4, ret.
Runner-up11.6 October 2012 Beijing, ChinaHard Flag of India.svg Sania Mirza Flag of Russia.svg Ekaterina Makarova
Flag of Russia.svg Elena Vesnina
5–7, 5–7

Grand Slam performance timelines

Singles

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Australian Open LQ 3R 2R 1R LQ 1R 1R ALQ 1R LQLQAA13–9
French Open LQ 3R 1R ALQ 4R A 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R AA12–9
Wimbledon A 1R AA 2R 1R AA 1R 1R 1R LQAA4–6
US Open LQ 1R LQLQ 1R 1R ALQ 1R 1R 1R 1R AA4–11
Overall Win–Loss0–04–41–21–11–23–40–11–10–30–40–32–20–00–033–35

Doubles

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 SRW–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open AAAA 1R 1R AA QF 3R 2R 2R QF 0 / 710–7
French Open AAAA 3R A 3R QF 1R SF 2R SF A0 / 716–7
Wimbledon AAAA 2R AA QF QF A QF QF A0 / 512–5
US Open AAA 1R 3R AA 2R QF 1R 2R SF 3R 0 / 811–8
Overall Win–Loss0–00–00–00–13–40–12–17–38–46–36–412–45–20 / 2749–27
Year-End Championship
Tour Championships AAAAAAAA W AAAA1 / 12–0
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not HeldANot Held 1R Not Held 2R NH0 / 21–2
WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments
Indian Wells AAAAAAAA SF QF 1R 2R QF 0 / 58–5
Miami AAAAAA 1R A QF 2R QF 2R A0 / 56–5
Madrid Not Held QF SF 2R SF A0 / 47–4
Beijing Tier IVTier II QF QF 1R F A0 / 47–4
WTA Premier 5 Tournaments
Dubai Tier IIA W 1R Premier1 / 24–1
Doha Tier IIITier IIANot HeldP SF QF 0 / 23–2
Rome AAAAAAAA SF F 1R 1R A0 / 44–4
Montréal / Toronto AAAA 2R A 1R A W 1R SF 1R 2R 1 / 710–6
Cincinnati Not HeldTier III F 1R 1R SF QF 0 / 59–5
Tokyo AAAAAAAA 1R 1R A 1R A0 / 30–3
Career statistics
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
WTA Levels & GS
Tournament Played34141649152214182212
Titles000110127112016
Finals0002301410223027
Overall Win–Loss0–33–41–18–216–152–49–823–1355–1422–1324–1539–2017–12219–124
Year-end ranking
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Career Best
Ranking235219179108553709729519321040

ITF Levels

Doubles
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Overall
Played3551113571113206182
Titles00001001000305
Finals100111021003010
Win4–32–53–57–1110–127–43–614–88–132–20–013–30–173–73

Notes

  1. In isolation, Vives is pronounced [ˈbiβes] .

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