Maria Vento-Kabchi
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Maria Vento-Kabchi
María Vento-Kabchi
Country (sports) Venezuela
ResidenceCaracas, Venezuela
Miami, Florida, United States
Born (1974-05-24) 24 May 1974 (age 45)
Caracas, Venezuela
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro25 February 1994
Retired2006
PlaysRight-handed (double-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,591,803
Singles
Career record361-324
Career titles0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 26 (19 July 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2001)
French Open2R (2004)
Wimbledon4R (1997)
US Open4R (2005)
Doubles
Career record153-157
Career titles4 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 15 (26 July 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2004)
French Open2R (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006)
WimbledonQF (2003, 2004)
US OpenQF (2003)

María Alejandra Vento-Kabchi (born 24 May 1974) is a former female tennis player from Venezuela. In July 2004, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 26. She won four WTA titles in doubles.

Vento-Kabchi reached the fourth round of the US Open in 2005, where she was heavily defeated by the eventual champion, Kim Clijsters. Vento-Kabchi likened the defeat to being "run over by a truck".[1]

Her best results in Grand Slam tournaments are reaching the fourth round in Wimbledon (1997) and US Open (2005).

Vento-Kabchi retired from professional tennis in 2006.

WTA career finals

Singles (1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam
Tier I
Tier II
Tier II
Tier IV & V
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 11 January 1998 Gold Coast, Australia Hard Japan Ai Sugiyama 5-7, 0-6

ITF finals

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (7-6)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 26 June 1989 Guadalajara, Mexico Clay Denmark Sofie Albinus 3-2 ret.
Runner-up 1. 14 May 1990 Guadalajara, Mexico Clay Canada Suzanne Italiano 7-6, 4-6, 3-6
Winner 2. 21 May 1990 Aguascalientes, Mexico Clay United States Jean-Marie Lozano 6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 2. 27 May 1991 Sanibel, United States Hard United States Nicole Arendt 1-6, 1-6
Winner 3. 5 July 1993 Indianapolis, United States Hard United States Judy Newman 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Winner 4. 26 July 1993 Roanoke, United States Hard United States Annie Miller 6-0, 5-7, 6-0
Winner 5. 2 August 1993 Norfolk, United States Hard United States Annie Miller 7-5, 6-1
Winner 6. 31 July 1995 Brasília, Brazil Clay Germany Andrea Glass 6-2, 5-7, 6-4
Runner-up 3. 6 October 1996 Puerto Vallarta, United States Hard Canada Jana Nejedly 6-7, 4-6
Winner 7. 27 July 1997 Peachtree City, United States Hard Canada Sonya Jeyaseelan 6-4, 6-0
Runner-up 4. 10 October 1999 Albuquerque, United States Hard United States Jennifer Hopkins 6-4, 6-7, 4-6
Runner-up 5. 8 October 2000 Albuquerque, United States Hard United States Brie Rippner 0-6, 0-6
Runner-up 6. 25 February 2003 St Paul, United States Hard (i) United States Shenay Perry 2-6, 4-6

Doubles (2-2)

Outcome No Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 14 May 1990 Guadalajara, Mexico Clay United States Rita Winebarger Cuba Belkis Rodríguez
Mexico Blanca Borbolla
0-6, 7-5, 6-4
Runner-up 1. 25 May 1992 Orlando, United States Clay United States Sandra Cacic United States Trisha Laux
United States Michelle Jackson-Nobrega
3-6, 6-2, 4-6
Runner-up 2. 31 March 1997 Phoenix, United States Hard Argentina María José Gaidano France Lea Ghirardi
Georgia (country) Nino Louarsabishvili
0-6, 2-6
Winner 2. 24 July 2000 Caracas, Venezuela Hard Venezuela María Virginia Francesa United States Candice de la Torre
Slovakia Gabriela Voleková
6-1, 6-4

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