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Gisela Riera
Gisela Riera
Full nameGisela Riera Roura
Country (sports) Spain
Born (1976-05-07) 7 May 1976 (age 44)
Barcelona, Spain
Height1.76 m (5 ft  in)
Turned pro1991
Retired2010
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$170,316
Singles
Career record204-163
Career titles4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 136 (7 June 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2001)
French OpenQ1 (1999, 2001)
WimbledonQ2 (2000)
US OpenQ3 (1999)
Doubles
Career record124-106
Career titles8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 71 (12 June 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2000, 2001)
French Open2R (2000)
Wimbledon1R (2000)
US Open1R (1999, 2000, 2001)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon3R (2000)

Gisela Riera Roura (born 7 May 1976) is a retired Spanish tennis player.

Riera won four singles and eight doubles ITF titles during her career and on 7 June 1999 reached a singles ranking high of world number 136. On 12 June 2000, she peaked at number 71 in the WTA doubles rankings.

Riera retired from professional tennis 2010.

Personal

Born in Barcelona, Riera started playing tennis at age eight. She prefers clay over hard courts. Her father's name is Jose Maria; mother's name is Angel; has four older siblings: Jose Maria, Carina, Leo and Rafael.

WTA career finals

Doubles: 1 runner-up

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier (0-0)
International (0-1)
Outcome Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 7 June 1999 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Clay Spain Eva Bes Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya
Austria Patricia Wartusch
6-7(3), 0-6

ITF finals

Singles (4-4)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (4-4)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Outcome Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 4 April 1994 Murcia, Spain Clay Spain Ana Alcázar 3-6, 3-6
Runner-up 8 July 1996 Vigo, Spain Clay Hungary Katalin Marosi 1-6, 2-6
Winner 9 February 1998 Mallorca, Spain Clay Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez 6-4, 6-3
Winner 1 June 1998 Ceuta, Spain Clay Morocco Bahia Mouhtassine 7-5, 2-6, 6-2
Winner 12 July 1998 Puchheim, Germany Clay Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva 6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 21 September 1998 Tucumán, Argentina Clay Paraguay Larissa Schaerer 4-6, 2-6
Runner-up 1 February 1999 Mallorca, Spain Clay Spain Ángeles Montolio 0-6, 3-6
Winner 12 June 2000 Grado, Italy Clay Italy Flora Perfetti 6-2, 6-4

Doubles (8-12)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 27 May 1996 Barcelona, Spain Clay Austria Désirée Leupold Spain Marta Cano
Spain Nuria Montero
5-7, 6-3, 1-6
Runner-up 7 July 1997 Vigo, Spain Clay Spain Conchita Martínez Granados Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Spain Nuria Montero
3-6, 0-6
Winner 6 October 1997 Gerona, Spain Clay Spain Conchita Martínez Granados Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Spain Nuria Montero
2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Runner-up 3 November 1997 Suzano, Brazil Clay Spain Conchita Martínez Granados Paraguay Laura Bernal
Paraguay Larissa Schaerer
6-3, 3-6, 6-7(4)
Winner 18 May 1998 Zaragoza, Spain Clay Switzerland Alienor Tricerri Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Argentina Veronica Stele
6-4, 6-1
Winner 1 June 1998 Ceuta, Spain Hard Switzerland Alienor Tricerri Spain Tamara Aranda
Spain Julia Carballal
6-3, 6-3
Winner 20 July 1998 Valladolid, Spain Hard Tunisia Selima Sfar Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
Spain Eva Bes
7-6(5), 7-6(3)
Runner-up 15 March 1999 Reims, France Clay (i) Italy Antonella Serra Zanetti Slovakia Janette Husárová
Hungary Rita Kuti-Kis
2-6, 3-6
Winner 20 June 1999 Marseille, France Clay Romania Raluca Sandu Czech Republic Eva Martincová
Czech Republic Lenka N?me?ková
6-4, 7-6(8)
Winner 14 June 1999 Gorizia, Italy Clay Spain Mariam Ramon Climent Germany Marketa Kochta
Argentina Erica Krauth
7-5, 6-3
Runner-up 12 July 1999 Getxo, Spain Clay Spain Alicia Ortuño Spain Conchita Martínez Granados
Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
6-7(4), 4-6
Runner-up 1 August 1999 Bytom, Poland Clay Romania Raluca Sandu Spain Eva Bes
Poland Magdalena Grzybowska
4-6, 5-7
Winner 20 March 2000 Taranto, Italy Clay Spain Eva Bes Germany Stéphanie Foretz
Italy Antonella Serra Zanetti
6-7(2), 6-2, 6-2
Winner 15 May 2000 Porto, Portugal Clay Spain Eva Bes Spain Conchita Martínez Granados
Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 24 July 2000 Liège, Belgium Clay Spain Eva Bes Hungary Virág Csurgó
Hungary Petra Mandula
6-7(3), 1-6
Runner-up 2 October 2000 Girona, Spain Clay Spain Mariam Ramon Climent Spain Eva Bes
Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
2-4, 2-4
Runner-up 23 April 2001 Caserta, Italy Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Spain Eva Bes
Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
1-6, 6-7(5)
Runner-up 30 July 2001 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino France Sarah Pitkowski-Malcor
Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina
2-6, 3-6
Runner-up 3 September 2001 Fano, Italy Clay Spain Eva Bes Italy Giulia Casoni
Hungary Katalin Marosi
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 10 September 2001 Fano, Italy Clay Argentina Eugenia Chialvo Estonia Maret Ani
Italy Gloria Pizzichini
w/o

Grand Slam doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 W-L
Australian Open A 1R 1R 0-2
French Open A 2R A 1-1
Wimbledon A 1R A 0-1
US Open 1R 1R 1R 0-3
Win-Loss 0-1 1-4 0-2 1-7

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