Gala Leon Garcia
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Gala Leon Garcia
Gala León García
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceBarcelona, Spain
Born (1973-12-23) 23 December 1973 (age 45)
Madrid, Spain
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1990
Retired2004
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,053,309
Singles
Career record277-224 (55.29%)
Career titles1 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 27 (25 September 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004)
French Open4R (1996, 1999)
Wimbledon3R (1997)
US Open3R (1998)
Doubles
Career record77-73 (51.33%)
Highest rankingNo. 107 (12 June 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2001)
WimbledonQ1 (1996)
US Open2R (1995)

Gala León García (born 23 December 1973) is a former professional tennis player from Spain. On 21 September 2014 she was announced as the new Davis Cup captain for the Spanish national men's tennis team.

WTA Tour Finals

Singles: 5 (1-4)

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (1-2) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0-2) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. July 6, 1998 Maria Lankowitz, Austria Clay Switzerland Patty Schnyder 2-6, 6-4, 3-6
Winner 2. May 22, 2000 Madrid, Spain Clay Colombia Fabiola Zuluaga 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Runner-up 3. July 17, 2000 Sopot, Poland Clay Germany Anke Huber 6-7(4-7), 3-6
Runner-up 4. July 16, 2001 Knokke-Heist, Belgium Clay Uzbekistan Iroda Tulyaganova 2-6, 3-6
Runner-up 5. July 23, 2001 Sopot, Poland Clay Spain Cristina Torrens Valero 2-6, 2-6

Doubles: 2 (0-2)

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (0-2) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 12 July 1999 Sopot, Poland Clay Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo Argentina Laura Montalvo
Argentina Paola Suárez
4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 2. 11 May 2000 Madrid, Spain Clay Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
1-6, 3-6

ITF Finals

Singles (6-5)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 8 February 1993 Faro, Portugal Hard Portugal Sofia Prazeres 6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 2. 15 March 1993 Zaragoza, Spain Clay Netherlands Chantal Reuter 3-6, 6-4, 3-6
Winner 3. 22 March 1993 Madrid, Spain Hard Czech Republic Lenka N?me?ková 6-3, 6-4
Runner-up 4. 28 March 1994 Alicante, Spain Clay China Yi Jing-Qian 6-7(2), 7-6(7), 2-6
Winner 5. 22 May 1995 Barcelona, Spain Hard Belarus Vera Zhukovets 6-0, 6-0
Winner 6. 10 July 1995 Vigo, Spain Hard Spain Estefanía Bottini 6-0, 6-1
Winner 7. 17 July 1995 Getxo, Spain Clay Greece Christína Papadáki 6-3, 6-4
Runner-up 8. 13 May 1996 Athens, Greece Clay Spain Cristina Torrens Valero 4-6, 4-6
Winner 9. 9 June 1997 Budapest, Hungary Clay Argentina Mariana Díaz Oliva 7-5, 6-2
Runner-up 10. 11 August 1997 Bratislava, Slovakia Clay Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová 4-6, 0-6
Runner-up 11. 8 September 2003 Denain, France Clay Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues 4-6, 0-6

Grand Slam Singles performance timeline

Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Career W-L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 1R 0-7
French Open 4R 1R 3R 4R 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 11-9
Wimbledon 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3-9
US Open 1R 2R 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R A 5-8
Win-Loss 3-3 3-4 4-4 4-4 2-4 1-4 0-4 1-3 1-3 19-33

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