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Arantxa Parra Santonja

Arantxa Parra Santonja
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Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceBarcelona, Spain
Born (1982-11-09) 9 November 1982 (age 38)
Valencia, Spain
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro2000
RetiredMay 2019
PlaysRight (two-handed both sides)
Prize money$2,161,163
Singles
Career record386-331
Career titles11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 46 (12 July 2010)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2006)
French Open3R (2004)
Wimbledon2R (2003, 2004, 2009, 2010)
US Open2R (2003, 2004)
Doubles
Career record330-287
Career titles11 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 22 (2 April 2012)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2013)
French OpenQF (2014)
WimbledonQF (2011)
US Open2R (2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2014, 2015)
French OpenQF (2014)
Wimbledon2R (2014)
US Open1R (2014)
Team competitions
Fed Cup4-0
Coaching career

Arantxa Parra Santonja (Spanish pronunciation: [a'?ant?a 'para san'to?xa]; born 9 November 1982) is a Spanish former professional tennis player. She turned pro in 2000 and retired in 2019.

On 12 July 2010, Parra Santonja reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 46. On 2 April 2012, she peaked at No. 22 in the WTA doubles rankings.

Significant finals

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals

Doubles: 1 (runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2013 China Open Hard Russia Vera Dushevina Zimbabwe Cara Black
India Sania Mirza
2-6, 2-6

WTA career finals

Singles: 2 (2 runner-ups)

Winner - Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier (0-0)
International (0-2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Clay (0-2)
Carpet (0-0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Score
Loss 1. May 2010 Estoril Open, Portugal Clay Latvia Anastasija Sevastova 2-6, 5-7
Loss 2. Feb 2011 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Mexico Clay Argentina Gisela Dulko 3-6, 6-7(5-7)

Doubles: 27 (11 titles, 16 runner-ups)

Winner - Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
WTA Elite Trophy (0-1)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-1)
Tier II / Premier (2-3)
Tier III, IV & V / International (9-11)
Finals by surface
Hard (3-8)
Grass (1-1)
Clay (7-7)
Carpet (0-0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Loss 1. 7 July 2003 Palermo International, Italy Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Italy Adriana Serra Zanetti
Italy Emily Stellato
4-6, 2-6
Loss 2. 23 February 2004 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Austria Barbara Schwartz
Germany Jasmin Wöhr
1-6, 3-6
Win 1. 3 March 2007 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Mexico Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino France Émilie Loit
Australia Nicole Pratt
6-3, 6-3
Loss 3. 6 May 2007 Estoril Open, Portugal Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino Romania Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
Russia Anastasia Rodionova
3-6, 2-6
Win 2. 16 June 2007 Barcelona Open, Spain Clay Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Italy Flavia Pennetta
7-6, 2-6, [12-10]
Win 3. 14 June 2008 Barcelona Open, Spain Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
4-6, 7-5, [10-4]
Loss 4. 10 January 2009 Auckland Open, New Zealand Hard Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives France Nathalie Dechy
Italy Mara Santangelo
6-4, 6-7(3-7), [10-12]
Loss 5. 24 February 2009 Abierto Mexicano Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
4-6, 2-6
Loss 6. 9 January 2010 Brisbane International, Australia Hard Hungary Melinda Czink Czech Republic Andrea Hlavá?ková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
6-2, 6-7(3-7), [4-10]
Loss 7. 26 February 2011 Abierto Mexicano Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino Ukraine Mariya Koryttseva
Romania Ioana Raluca Olaru
7-5, 5-7, [7-10]
Win 4. 10 April 2011 Andalucia Tennis Experience, Spain Clay Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
3-6, 6-4, [10-5]
Loss 8. 9 July 2011 Swedish Open, Båstad Clay Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
3-6, 3-6
Win 5. 7 January 2012 Brisbane International, Australia Hard Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
7-6(7-2), 7-6(7-2)
Loss 9. 4 March 2012 Abierto Mexicano Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
2-6, 1-6
Win 6. 2 March 2013 Abierto Mexicano Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino Colombia Catalina Castaño
Colombia Mariana Duque Mariño
6-4, 7-6(7-1)
Loss 10. 21 June 2013 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands Grass Slovakia Dominika Cibulková Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
6-4, 6-7(3-7), [9-11]
Loss 11. 5 October 2013 China Open, Beijing Hard Russia Vera Dushevina Zimbabwe Cara Black
India Sania Mirza
2-6, 2-6
Win 7. 20 June 2014 Rosmalen Championships Grass New Zealand Marina Erakovic Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
France Kristina Mladenovic
0-6, 7-6(7-5), [10-8]
Loss 12. 23 August 2014 Connecticut Open, United States Hard New Zealand Marina Erakovic Spain Sílvia Soler Espinosa
Slovenia Andreja Klepa?
5-7, 6-4, [7-10]
Loss 13. 18 October 2014 Kremlin Cup, Russia Hard (i) France Caroline Garcia Switzerland Martina Hingis
Italy Flavia Pennetta
3-6, 7-5
Win 8. 15 February 2015 Diamond Games, Belgium Hard (i) Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues Belgium An-Sophie Mestach
Belgium Alison Van Uytvanck
6-4, 3-6, [10-5]
Loss 14. 9 August 2015 Stanford Classic, United States Hard Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues China Xu Yifan
China Zheng Saisai
1-6, 3-6
Loss 15. 25 October 2015 BGL Luxembourg Open Hard (i) Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues Germany Mona Barthel
Germany Laura Siegemund
2-6, 6-7(2-7)
Loss 16. 2 November 2015 WTA Elite Trophy, Zhuhai Hard (i) Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues China Liang Chen
China Wang Yafan
4-6, 3-6
Win 9. 27 February 2016 Mexican Open, Acapulco Hard Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Sweden Johanna Larsson
6-0, 6-4
Win 10. 6 March 2016 Monterrey Open, Mexico Hard Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues Croatia Petra Marti?
United States Maria Sanchez
4-6, 7-5, [10-7]
Win 11. 21 May 2016 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France Clay Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues Argentina María Irigoyen
China Liang Chen
6-2, 6-0

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 17 (11-6)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 24 June 2001 ITF Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal Hard Spain Vanessa Devesa 6-2, 6-2
Winner 2. 5 August 2001 ITF Pontevedra, Spain Hard Portugal Ana Catarina Nogueira 6-3, 6-1
Runner-up 1. 18 August 2001 Koksijde, Belgium Clay France Marion Bartoli 2-6, 1-6
Runner-up 2. 26 August 2001 Westende, Belgium Clay Czech Republic Lenka Snajdrova 2-6, 4-6
Winner 3. 10 September 2001 Madrid, Spain Clay Italy Anna Floris 3-6, 6-3, 6-0
Winner 4. 23 September 2001 Barcelona, Spain Clay Germany Ines Heise 6-3, 6-2
Winner 5. 24 February 2002 Vale do Lobo, Portugal Hard Italy Anna Floris 6-0, 6-4
Runner-up 3. 3 March 2002 Albufeira, Portugal Hard France Amandine Dulon 3-6, 6-3, 4-6
Winner 6. 29 September 2002 Lecce, Italy Clay Czech Republic Lenka N?me?ková 6-3, 6-4
Winner 7. 15 June 2003 Marseille, France Clay Luxembourg Claudine Schaul 6-2, 6-1
Runner-up 4. 6 September 2005 Denain, France Hard Russia Lioudmila Skavronskaia 6-7(5), 0-6
Runner-up 5. 23 October 2006 Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez 2-6, 4-6
Winner 8. 13 October 2008 Mexico City, Mexico Hard Argentina Soledad Esperón 6-2, 6-2
Runner-up 6. 29 November 2008 Saint-Denis, France Hard Austria Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 4-6, 1-6
Winner 9. 26 July 2009 Pétange, Luxembourg Clay Russia Ekaterina Bychkova 6-3, 6-2
Winner 10. 27 September 2009 L'Open de Saint-Malo, France Clay Romania Alexandra Dulgheru 6-4, 6-3
Winner 11. 14 May 2012 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Ukraine Olga Savchuk 6-4, 6-4

Doubles: 20 (9-11)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 25 June 2001 ITF Elvas, Portugal Hard Ukraine Oleksandra Kravets Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves
Portugal Ana Catarina Nogueira
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 2. 30 July 2001 ITF Pontevedra, Spain Hard Ukraine Oleksandra Kravets Netherlands Natasha Galouza
Netherlands Jolanda Mens
6-7(5), 2-6
Runner-up 3. 20 August 2001 Westende, Belgium Clay Ukraine Oleksandra Kravets Belarus Evgenia Subbotina
France Kildine Chevalier
5-7, 5-7
Winner 1. 23 September 2001 Barcelona, Spain Clay Spain Anna Font Spain María José Sánchez Alayeto
Croatia Lana Popadi?
6-1, 6-2
Winner 2. 25 March 2002 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Clay Czech Republic Dominika Luzarová Brazil Vanessa Menga
Brazil Carla Tiene
7-5, 4-6, 6-3
Runner-up 4. 17 June 2002 Gorizia, Italy Clay Brazil Carla Tiene Serbia and Montenegro Sandra Na?uk
Slovenia Tina Hergold
4-6, 3-6
Winner 3. 8 June 2003 Galatina, Italy Clay Argentina María Emilia Salerni Morocco Bahia Mouhtassine
Romania Andreea Ehritt-Vanc
6-0, 7-6(6)
Runner-up 5. 19 April 2005 Valencia, Spain Hard Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez France Kildine Chevalier
France Stéphanie Foretz
6-4, 6-7(5), 2-6
Winner 4. 30 October 2005 Sant Cugat, Spain Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino Spain Conchita Martínez Granados
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 6. 30 March 2007 La Palma, Spain Hard United Kingdom Melanie South Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská
Czech Republic Andrea Hlavá?ková
3-6, 2-6
Runner-up 7. 20 April 2007 Calvià, Spain Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská
Czech Republic Andrea Hlavá?ková
5-7, 4-6
Winner 5. 6 July 2007 Valladolid, Spain Hard Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives Germany Ria Dörnemann
Germany Justine Ozga
6-0, 6-2
Winner 6. 17 September 2007 Madrid, Spain Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Romania Monica Niculescu
Ukraine Yevgenia Savranska
6-1, 7-6(4)
Runner-up 8. 31 March 2008 Patras, Greece Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Israel Tzipora Obziler
Belarus Anastasiya Yakimova
5-7, 1-6
Runner-up 9. 7 April 2008 Monzón, Spain Hard Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Japan Rika Fujiwara
Switzerland Emmanuelle Gagliardi
6-1, 6-7(5), 8-10
Winner 7. 14 April 2008 Saint-Malo, France Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Czech Republic Renata Vorá?ová
Belarus Anastasiya Yakimova
6-2, 6-1
Runner-up 10. 18 July 2008 Biella, Italy Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
Czech Republic Renata Vorá?ová
6-4, 0-6, [5-10]
Runner-up 11. 21 September 2008 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino Estonia Maret Ani
Czech Republic Renata Vorá?ová
6-7(4), 6-7(9)
Winner 8. 29 September 2008 Cali, Colombia Clay Argentina Betina Jozami Portugal Frederica Piedade
Belarus Anastasiya Yakimova
6-3, 6-1
Winner 9. 11 October 2012 Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain Clay Spain Leticia Costas Ukraine Inés Ferrer Suárez
Netherlands Richèl Hogenkamp
6-3, 6-3

Grand Slam performance timelines

Singles

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W-L
Australian Open A Q1 1R 1R 2R Q1 A A 1R 1R Q2 Q2 A A A A A 0 / 5 1-5
French Open A Q1 3R 2R 1R A A A 2R 1R Q2 Q3 A A A A A 0 / 5 4-5
Wimbledon A 2R 2R 1R Q2 A A 2R 2R 1R A A A A A A A 0 / 6 4-6
US Open Q1 2R 2R 1R Q1 A A A 1R Q1 A Q1 A A A A 0 / 4 2-4
Win-Loss 0-0 2-2 4-4 1-4 1-2 0-0 0-0 2-3 2-4 0-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 20 11-20

Doubles

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W-L
Australian Open A 1R A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R 1R 3R A 2R 0 / 11 8-11
French Open 1R 2R A 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 3R 2R QF 1R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 14 11-14
Wimbledon 1R 1R A 2R 1R 1R 1R QF 1R 2R 1R 3R 3R 2R 2R 0 / 14 11-14
US Open 1R A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R A 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R 0 / 11 5-11
Win-Loss 0-3 1-3 0-0 2-3 0-4 2-4 0-4 5-4 3-3 4-4 5-4 3-4 5-4 2-3 3-3 0 / 50 35-50

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