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Laura Gildemeister

Laura Arraya
Country (sports) Peru
ResidenceLima, Peru
Born (1964-01-12) 12 January 1964 (age 56)
Córdoba, Argentina
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) [1]
Turned pro1983
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,002,294
Singles
Career record245-207
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 14 (12 March 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1991, 1992, 1993)
French Open4R (1984, 1986, 1990)
WimbledonQF (1991)
US Open3R (1990)
Doubles
Career record148-170
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 27 (28 March 1988)

Laura Arraya (born 12 January 1964) is a retired Peruvian tennis player. She was also known by her married name Laura Gildemeister.

Career

At a young age, Argentine-born Arraya emigrated to Peru with her family and acquired Peruvian nationality. She later represented Peru in international matches. Her best result in a Grand Slam was a quarterfinal at Wimbledon in 1991. Her brother Pablo Arraya is also a former tennis player, who reached the top 30 in the Association of Tennis Professionals rankings. In 1984, Arraya married to a Chilean tennis player Heinz Gildemeister,[1] but they later divorced.

At present, she directs a tennis academy in the Peruvian capital of Lima as well as in Key Biscayne together with her brother Pablo.[2]

When she won the OTB Open in July 1989,[3] she became the first mother since Evonne Goolagong to win a Women's Tennis Association tournament.

WTA Tour finals

Singles: 10 (4-6)

Winner - Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
WTA Tour Championships (0-0)
Tier I (0-0)
Tier II (0-0)
Tier III (0-1)
Tier IV (1-1)
Tier V (1-0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, Others (2-4)
Titles by surface
Hard (3-2)
Grass (0-0)
Clay (1-3)
Carpet (0-1)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. Oct 1982 Tokyo, Japan Hard Peru Pilar Vásquez 3-6, 6-4, 6-0
Loss 1. Jul 1983 Freiburg, West Germany Clay France Catherine Tanvier 4-6, 5-7
Loss 2. Oct 1983 Tokyo, Japan Hard United States Lisa Bonder 1-6, 3-6
Win 2. Apr 1984 Miami, U.S. Clay Austria Petra Huber 6-3, 6-3
Loss 3. Apr 1984 Orlando, U.S. Clay United States Martina Navratilova 0-6, 1-6
Loss 4. Mar 1985 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Argentina Mercedes Paz 7-5, 1-6, 4-6
Win 3. Jul 1989 Schenectady, U.S. Hard United States Marianne Werdel 6-4, 6-3
Win 4. Oct 1989 San Juan, U.S. Hard United States Gigi Fernández 6-1, 6-2
Loss 5. Aug 1990 Albuquerque, U.S. Hard Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná 4-6, 4-6
Loss 6. Feb 1992 Osaka, Japan Carpet (I) Czechoslovakia Helena Suková 2-6, 6-4, 1-6

Doubles: 10 (1-9)

Winner - Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
WTA Tour Championships (0-0)
Tier I (0-0)
Tier II (0-1)
Tier III (0-1)
Tier IV (0-1)
Tier V (0-0)
Virginia Slims (1-6)
Titles by surface
Hard (0-4)
Grass (0-0)
Clay (1-5)
Carpet (0-0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Mar 1985 Palm Beach Gardens, U.S. Clay Argentina Gabriela Sabatini United States JoAnne Russell
United States Anne Smith
6-1, 1-6, 6-7(4-7)
Loss 2. Oct 1985 Tokyo, Japan Hard United States Beth Herr Australia Belinda Cordwell
Australia Julie Richardson
4-6, 4-6
Loss 3. Nov 1985 Tampa, U.S. Hard United States Lisa Bonder Canada Carling Bassett
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
0-6, 0-6
Loss 4. Apr 1986 Isle of Palms, U.S. Clay Czechoslovakia Marcela Skuherská Italy Sandra Cecchini
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Gole?
6-4, 0-6, 3-6
Loss 5. Dec 1986 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Austria Petra Huber Brazil Neige Dias
Brazil Pat Medrado
6-4, 4-6, 6-7(6-8)
Win 1. Mar 1987 Isle of Palms, U.S. Clay Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen Argentina Mercedes Paz
United States Candy Reynolds
6-4, 6-4
Loss 6. May 1987 Geneva, Switzerland Clay France Catherine Tanvier United States Betsy Nagelsen
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
6-4, 4-6, 3-6
Loss 7. Aug 1989 Mahwah, U.S. Hard United States Louise Allen West Germany Steffi Graf
United States Pam Shriver
2-6, 4-6
Loss 8. Apr 1990 Tampa, U.S. Clay Italy Sandra Cecchini Argentina Mercedes Paz
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
2-6, 0-6
Loss 9. Sep 1991 Tokyo, Japan Hard United States Carrie Cunningham United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Pam Shriver
3-6, 3-6

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 Career SR
Australian Open A A A A A NH A A A A 2R 2R 2R 0 / 3
French Open A 1R 1R 4R 2R 4R 1R A 2R 4R 2R 1R 3R 0 / 11
Wimbledon A A A 1R A 1R 3R A 3R 3R QF 3R 1R 0 / 8
US Open 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R A 2R 3R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 12
SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 34
Year End Ranking 116 69 51 34 63 33 45 NR 19 21 24 45 71

Other finals

Singles (3-1)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 21 March 1982 Brasília, Brazil Clay Argentina Andrea Tiezzi 6-3, 7-6
Winner 2. 4 April 1982 Porto Alegre, Brazil Clay Argentina Ivanna Madruga 6-3, 6-4
Runner-up 3. 4 April 1982 Curitiba, Brazil Clay Brazil Patricia Medrado 3-6, 6-4, 6-7
Winner 4. 26 November 1989 Santiago, Chile Clay Argentina Gabriela Mosca 6-3, 2-6, 6-0

Doubles (2-2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 28 March 1982 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay Argentina Ivanna Madruga Brazil Patricia Medrado
Spain Carmen Perea
6-0, 6-2
Runner-up 2. 4 April 1982 Porto Alegre, Brazil Clay Argentina Ivanna Madruga Brazil Patricia Medrado
Spain Carmen Perea
6-4, 4-6, 2-6
Winner 3. 14 October 1990 Lima, Peru Clay Peru Karim Strohmeier Cuba Iluminada Concepción
Cuba Rita Pichardo
6-4, 7-6
Runner-up 4. 26 September 1994 Lima, Peru Clay Peru María Eugenia Rojas Brazil Luciana Tella
Brazil Vanessa Menga
4-6, 3-6

References

  1. ^ a b "Laura Gildemeister". Munzinger.
  2. ^ Official website Tennis Arraya
  3. ^ See her profile at the Women's Tennis Association

External links


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