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Gabriela Paz

Gabriela Paz
Country (sports) Venezuela
ResidenceMiami, United States
Born (1991-09-30) 30 September 1991 (age 28)
Valencia, Venezuela
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Turned pro2006
RetiredMay 2015
PlaysRight handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$50,848
Singles
Career record144-61
Career titles8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 230 (6 April 2009)
Doubles
Career record36-22
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 299 (23 July 2012)
Team competitions
Fed Cup4-3

Gabriela Paz Franco (born 30 September 1991 in Valencia) is a retired Venezuelan tennis player.[1]

She has a career-high singles ranking of world No. 230. On 23 July 2012, she peaked at No. 299 in the doubles ranking. In her career, Paz won eight singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit.

Career

As a junior, she reached a caree-high ranking of world No. 10. She was the runner-up of the girls' singles tournament at the 2008 US Open, where she lost to wildcard CoCo Vandeweghe.[2]

Paz first played for Venezuela in the Fed Cup in 2012, playing in all five matches, winning four of her five singles and losing both doubles, partnered by Adriana Pérez.[3][4]

Her most recent WTA event was at the 2012 Citi Open in Washington, D.C. where she entered the tournament ranked No. 280 in the world. She played in the qualifying, beating Allie Klick in the first round, and then lost to Michelle Larcher de Brito in the final round of qualifying.

In May 2015, Gabriela Paz confirmed her retirement from professional tennis, saying she wanted to become a coach.

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 10 (8-2)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1 27 May 2007 El Paso, United States Hard Bosnia and Herzegovina Helena Be?ovi? 6-3, 6-0
Runner-up 1 1 July 2007 Edmond, United States Hard Croatia Jelena Pand?i? 6-3, 1-6, 4-6
Runner-up 2 22 July 2007 Wichita, United States Hard Croatia Jelena Pand?i? 4-6, 4-6
Winner 2 18 January 2009 Boca Raton, United States Clay Canada Sharon Fichman 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
Winner 3 8 March 2009 Fort Walton Beach, United States Hard Belarus Ekaterina Dzehalevich 1-6, 6-4, 7-5
Winner 4 25 July 2010 Evansville, United States Hard United States Chiara Scholl 6-4, 6-0
Winner 5 1 August 2010 St. Joseph, United States Hard Thailand Noppawan Lertcheewakarn 6-1, 6-4
Winner 6 28 April 2012 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Brazil Gabriela Cé 6-4, 6-2
Winner 7 5 May 2012 São José dos Campos, Brazil Clay France Alizé Lim 6-4, 6-4
Winner 8 13 May 2012 Brasília, Brazil Clay Chile Andrea Koch Benvenuto 6-3, 6-3

Doubles: 6 (3-3)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
Runner-up 1 24 July 2010 Evansville, United States Hard Ukraine Anastasia Kharchenko United States Brynn Boren
United States Sabrina Santamaria
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 2 31 July 2010 St. Joseph, United States Hard Thailand Noppawan Lertcheewakarn United States Maria Sanchez
United States Ellen Tsay
6-4, 4-6, 4-6
Runner-up 3 23 October 2011 Rock Hill, United States Hard United States Madison Brengle Croatia Maria Abramovi?
Brazil Roxane Vaisemberg
3-6, 6-3, [10-5]
Winner 1 27 April 2012 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Brazil Ana Clara Duarte Brazil Gabriela Cé
Brazil Carla Forte
5-7, 6-3, 10-5
Winner 2 4 May 2012 São José dos Campos, Brazil Clay Bolivia María Fernanda Álvarez Terán Brazil Carla Forte
Brazil Laura Pigossi
6-0, 6-3
Winner 3 12 May 2012 Brasília, Brazil Clay Bolivia María Fernanda Álvarez Terán France Alizé Lim
Bulgaria Aleksandrina Naydenova
6-2, 6-4

Junior Grand Slam finals (0-1)

No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
1 7 September 2008 US Open Hard United States CoCo Vandeweghe 6-7(3-7), 1-6

References

  1. ^ http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=100069340
  2. ^ Bruno, Drew (25 July 2010). "Paz hopes to create better memories in tournament - Venezuelan native playing for singles title". Evansville Courier & Press. Scripps Interactive Newspapers Group. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ Gabriela Paz at the Fed Cup
  4. ^ "Venezuela superó a Bahamas en el torneo de tenis de la Fed Cup". Deportivas. Venezolana de Televisión. 4 February 2012. Archived from the original on 7 February 2012. Retrieved 2012.

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