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Estrella Cabeza Candela

Estrella Cabeza Candela
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Cabeza Candela in Wimbledon, 2014
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceBarcelona, Spain
Born (1987-02-20) 20 February 1987 (age 33)
Los Palacios y Villafranca, Spain
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Retired2020
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 507,072
Singles
Career record469-303 (60.8%)
Career titles13 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 95 (13 May 2013)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ3 (2013)
French Open1R (2014)
Wimbledon1R (2013)
US Open1R (2013)
Doubles
Career record175-134 (56.6%)
Career titles16 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 176 (2 April 2012)
Last updated on: 21 August 2020.

Estrella Cabeza Candela (Spanish pronunciation: [es't?e?a ka'?e?a kan'dela]; born 20 February 1987) is a Spanish former professional tennis player.

Cabeza Candela has won 13 singles and 16 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. On 13 May 2013, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 95. On 2 April 2012, she peaked at No. 176 in the doubles rankings.

Personal life

Cabeza Candela was born in Los Palacios y Villafranca. Parents are Manuel Cabeza (tennis coach) and Estrella Candela; sister is Ana (training to be an aeronautic engineer). She began playing tennis at age four with father and sister, and started playing seriously aged seven. Favorite surface is clay. Best tennis memory is playing with her family. Speaks Spanish and English. Tennis idol is Monica Seles. Likes movies, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Career

Coached by Gonzalo Lopez and Martin Vilar, Cabeza Candela had a break out year in 2013. She broke into the top 100 for the first time at age 26 by reaching No. 95 on 13 May 2013.

Later that summer, she played in her first main draw of a Grand Slam event at Wimbledon. She lost in the first round to Caroline Wozniacki, 0-6, 2-6. In early July, Cabeza Candela reached her best result in a WTA Tour tournament by reaching the semifinals at Palermo, losing to Roberta Vinci, in three sets.

She announced her retirement from professional tennis ?n 2020.[1]

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 29 (13-16)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (5-4)
Clay (8-12)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result No Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Aug 2004 Pontevedra, Spain 10,000 Hard Spain Lucía Jiménez Almendros 7-6(3), 6-7(4), 6-7(2)
Win 1. Jun 2005 Les Franqueses del Vallès, Spain 10,000 Hard Germany Justine Ozga 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-2
Loss 2. Nov 2005 Mallorca, Spain 10,000 Clay Spain Núria Roig 3-6, 3-6
Win 2. Feb 2006 Mallorca, Spain 10,000 Clay Italy Stella Menna 6-4, 6-1
Win 3. Mar 2006 Sabadell, Spain 10,000 Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez 6-3, 7-5
Win 4. Jul 2006 Valladolid, Spain 25,000 Hard Australia Monique Adamczak 2-6, 7-6(3), 7-5
Loss 3. Jun 2008 Galatina, Italy 25,000 Clay Latvia Anastasija Sevastova 4-6, 4-6
Win 5. Jun 2008 Getxo, Spain 25,000 Clay Netherlands Chayenne Ewijk 6-4, 6-4
Win 6. Jul 2008 Valladolid, Spain 25,000 Hard Portugal Frederica Piedade 6-4, 7-6(4)
Loss 4. Sep 2008 Madrid, Spain 25,000 Hard Germany Angelique Kerber 1-6, 3-6
Loss 5. Sep 2008 Granada, Spain 25,000 Hard Russia Regina Kulikova 3-6, 4-6
Loss 6. Jul 2009 Rome, Italy 25,000 Clay Spain Eloisa Compostizo de Andrés 3-6, 7-6(2), 2-6
Loss 7. Jul 2009 Valladolid, Spain 25,000 Hard Canada Heidi El Tabakh 2-6, 6-3, 3-6
Win 7. Sep 2010 Mollerusa, Spain 10,000 Hard Ukraine Yevgeniya Kryvoruchko 6-2, 6-4
Win 8. Mar 2011 Madrid, Spain 10,000 Clay Romania Laura-Ioana Andrei 6-3, 6-2
Loss 8. Oct 2011 Seville, Spain 25,000 Clay Hungary Réka Luca Jani 6-2, 3-6, 3-6
Loss 9. Sep 2012 Mestre, Italy 50,000 Clay Italy Karin Knapp 1-6, 6-3, 1-6
Loss 10. Sep 2012 Saint-Malo, France 25,000 Clay Ukraine Maryna Zanevska 2-6, 7-6(5), 0-6
Loss 11. Oct 2012 Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain 25,000 Clay Spain María Teresa Torró Flor 1-6, 4-6
Loss 12. Oct 2012 Seville, Spain 25,000 Clay Brazil Teliana Pereira 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-7(5)
Loss 13. Mar 2013 Osprey, United States 50,000 Clay Colombia Mariana Duque Mariño 6-7(2), 1-6
Loss 14. Jun 2015 Madrid, Spain 10,000 Clay Spain Olga Sáez Larra 4-6, 0-6
Win 9. Oct 2015 La Vall d'Uixó, Spain 10,000 Clay Ukraine Oleksandra Korashvili 7-6(5), 6-2
Win 10. Oct 2015 Melilla, Spain 10,000 Hard Spain María José Luque Moreno 6-3, 6-4
Win 11. Nov 2015 Vinaròs, Spain 10,000 Clay Spain Noelia Bouzo Zanotti 6-2, 6-2
Win 12. Apr 2017 Hammamet, Tunisia 15,000 Clay Chile Fernanda Brito 6-3, 7-5
Loss 15. May 2017 La Bisbal d'Empordà, Spain 25,000 Clay Spain Georgina García Pérez 2-6, 6-0, 4-6
Loss 16. Dec 2017 Castellón, Spain 15,000 Clay Georgia (country) Ekaterine Gorgodze 0-6, 6-3, 1-6
Win 13. Jun 2018 Barcelona, Spain 25,000 Clay Spain Aliona Bolsova 6-2, 6-3

Doubles; 30 (16-14)

Result No Date Location Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. May 2004 Tortosa, Spain 10,000 Clay Spain Katia Sabate-Orera Spain Marta Fraga
Spain Nuria Sánchez García
6-4, 4-6, 4-6
Win 1. Nov 2004 Mallorca, Spain 10,000 Clay Spain Adriana González Peñas Denmark Hanne Skak Jensen
Denmark Karina Jacobsgaard
6-3, 6-3
Win 2. Jul 2005 Getxo, Spain 10,000 Clay Spain Núria Roig Spain Anna Gil Mares
United Kingdom Tara Wigan
6-1, 6-0
Loss 2. Aug 2005 Vigo, Spain 10,000 Hard Spain Matilde Muñoz Gonzalves Spain Anna Font
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
2-6, 3-6
Win 3. Feb 2006 Mallorca, Spain 10,000 Clay Spain Núria Roig Italy Eleonora Iannozzi
Italy Stella Menna
3-6, 6-3, 6-1
Loss 3. Feb 2006 Mallorca, Spain 10,000 Clay Spain Núria Roig Spain Marta Fraga
France Laura Thorpe
4-6, 5-7
Win 4. Mar 2006 Sabadell, Spain 10,000 Clay Spain Núria Roig Spain Marta Fraga
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
6-1, 6-1
Loss 4. May 2006 Tenerife, Spain 25,000 Hard Venezuela Laura Vallvaerdu-Zafra Australia Monique Adamczak
Germany Annette Kolb
6-4, 4-6, 1-6
Win 5. May 2007 Monzón, Spain 75,000 Hard Argentina María Emilia Salerni France Iryna Brémond
Serbia Vesna Dolonc
6-2, 6-1
Win 6. Aug 2007 Vigo, Spain 25,000 Hard Spain Carla Suárez Navarro Germany Ria Sabay
Germany Justine Ozga
6-1, 4-6, 6-3
Loss 5. Mar 2008 La Palma, Spain 25,000 Hard Spain Sílvia Soler Espinosa Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer
Switzerland Stefanie Vögele
5-7, 6-7(5)
Loss 6. Jun 2008 Getxo, Spain 25,000 Clay Spain Sara del Barrio Aragón France Julie Coin
United States Story Tweedie-Yates
3-6, 1-6
Loss 7. Jul 2009 Valladolid, Spain 25,000 Clay Spain Sara del Barrio Aragón Canada Heidi El Tabakh
Spain Paula Fondevila Castro
2-6, 4-6
Loss 8. Feb 2010 Cali, Colombia 75,000 Clay Spain Laura Pous Tió Romania Edina Gallovits-Hall
Slovenia Polona Hercog
6-3, 3-6, [8-10]
Loss 9. Sep 2010 Foggia, Italy 25,000 Clay Spain Laura Pous Tió Argentina María Irigoyen
Argentina Florencia Molinero
2-6, 2-6
Loss 10. Oct 2010 Saint-Raphaël, France 50,000 Hard (i) Spain Laura Pous Tió Austria Sandra Klemenschits
Germany Tatjana Maria
2-6, 4-6
Win 7. Oct 2011 Seville, Spain 25,000 Clay Spain Lara Arruabarrena Spain Leticia Costas
Spain Inés Ferrer Suárez
6-4, 6-4
Win 8. Jun 2015 Madrid, Spain 10,000 Clay Spain Cristina Sánchez Quintanar Spain Sílvia García Jiménez
Spain Olga Sáez Larra
4-6, 6-4, [10-7]
Win 9. Jul 2015 Prokuplje, Serbia 10,000 Clay Australia Alexandra Nancarrow Ukraine Maryna Kolb
Ukraine Nadiya Kolb
2-6, 6-4, [10-6]
Loss 11. Sep 2015 Barcelona, Spain 15,000 Clay Ukraine Oleksandra Korashvili Spain Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov
Italy Gaia Sanesi
3-6, 4-6
Win 10. Sep 2015 Madrid, Spain 10,000 Hard Spain Cristina Sánchez Quintanar Italy Deborah Chiesa
Australia Isabelle Wallace
7-6(4), 7-5
Win 11. Sep 2015 Madrid, Spain 10,000 Hard Spain Cristina Sánchez Quintanar Spain María Martínez Martínez
Spain Olga Sáez Larra
6-4, 6-3
Win 12. Oct 2015 Melilla, Spain 10,000 Hard Ukraine Oleksandra Korashvili Spain Irene Burillo Escorihuela
Australia Isabelle Wallace
6-3, 6-1
Win 13. Nov 2015 Vinaròs, Spain 10,000 Clay Ukraine Oleksandra Korashvili Spain Alicia Herrero Liñana
Russia Ksenija Sharifova
6-2, 4-6, [10-5]
Loss 12. May 2016 Monzón, Spain 10,000 Hard Spain Cristina Sánchez Quintanar France Alice Bacquié
United Kingdom Gabriella Taylor
1-6, 1-6
Win 14. Jul 2017 Turin, Italy 25,000 Clay Brazil Paula Cristina Gonçalves Spain Irene Burillo Escorihuela
Spain Yvonne Cavallé Reimers
5-7, 6-0, [10-8]
Win 15. Jul 2017 Imola, Italy 25,000 Carpet Brazil Paula Cristina Gonçalves Greece Eleni Kordolaimi
Australia Seone Mendez
6-3, 1-6, [10-3]
Loss 13. Oct 2017 Seville, Spain 25,000 Clay Venezuela Andrea Gámiz Brazil Luisa Stefani
Mexico Renata Zarazúa
6-7(2), 6-7(3)
Loss 14. Oct 2017 Riba-roja de Túria, Spain 15,000 Clay Spain Ángela Fita Boluda Spain Yvonne Cavallé Reimers
Argentina Guadalupe Pérez Rojas
4-6, 4-6
Win 16. Apr 2018 Óbidos, Portugal 25,000 Carpet Spain Ángela Fita Boluda United Kingdom Freya Christie
Belgium An-Sophie Mestach
7-6(3), 1-6, [10-6]

References

  1. ^ "'Me gustaría hacerles el camino más fácil a quienes yo entrene'La tenista Estrella Cabeza". el-decano-deportivo. 10 November 2020.

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