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Paula Cabezas
Paula Cabezas
Full namePaula Andrea Cabezas
Country (sports) Chile
Born (1972-08-21) 21 August 1972 (age 48)
Santiago, Chile
Prize money$67,345
Singles
Career record166-87 (65.6%)
Career titles14 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 212 (14 April 1997)
Doubles
Career record126-61 (67.4%)
Career titles17 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 178 (8 June 1992)
Team competitions
Fed Cup/BJK Cup49-21 (70.0%)

Paula Andrea Cabezas (born 21 August 1972) is a Chilean former professional tennis player.

Biography

Born in Santiago, Cabezas competed on the professional tour in the 1990s, mostly on the ITF Circuit, winning 14 singles and 17 doubles titles. Her WTA Tour performances include a semifinal appearance in the doubles at São Paulo in 1991, partnering with Andrea Vieira. She qualified for her only singles main draw at the 1995 Puerto Rico Open. She reached a best singles ranking of 212 in the world, attained in 1997.[1]

During her career, she featured in a total of 39 ties for the Chile Fed Cup team. This included a World Group fixture against defending champions Spain in 1994, where she lost a singles match to world No. 2, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario.[2] She won 49 matches overall, 23 of them in doubles, both of which are national records.

Cabezas represented Chile in doubles at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and was a multiple Pan American Games medalist. She won a bronze medal at the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana and a silver at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, both in doubles.

She now lives in Barcelona and competes on the ITF seniors circuit under Spanish nationality.[3][4]

ITF Circuit finals

$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 19 (14 titles, 5 runner-ups)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 9 September 1991 ITF Guayaquil, Ecuador Clay Argentina María Luciana Reynares 6-1, 6-7(6), 6-1
Winner 2. 1 October 1991 ITF La Paz, Bolivia Clay Peru Lorena Rodríguez di Laura 6-2, 6-2
Winner 3. 7 October 1991 ITF Santiago, Chile Clay Argentina María Luciana Reynares 7-5, 6-3
Winner 4. 3 November 1991 ITF Porto Alegre, Brazil Clay Brazil Sumara Passos 6-7(9), 7-5, 6-2
Winner 5. 6 September 1993 ITF Caracas, Venezuela Clay Paraguay Magalí Benítez 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
Runner-up 1. 26 September 1993 ITF Guayaquil, Ecuador Clay Brazil Sumara Passos 5-7, 2-6
Winner 6. 11 October 1993 ITF Santiago, Chile Clay Argentina Cintia Tortorella 6-3, 6-4
Winner 7. 14 March 1994 ITF Mexico City, Mexico Clay Japan Tomoe Hotta 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Winner 8. 27 March 1994 ITF Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Clay Canada Renata Kolbovic 6-2, 6-3
Winner 9. 15 May 1994 ITF Acapulco, Mexico Clay United States Lindsay Lee-Waters 6-2, 6-2
Runner-up 2. 6 November 1994 ITF Freeport, Bahamas Clay United States Ingrid Kurta 6-3, 1-6, 5-7
Runner-up 3. 13 November 1994 ITF Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Clay Dominican Republic Joelle Schad 3-6, 2-6
Winner 10. 20 November 1994 ITF San Salvador, El Salvador Hard United States Kristine Kurth 6-2, 6-2
Winner 11. 4 June 1995 ITF Sevilla, Spain Clay Spain Marta Cano 6-1, 6-3
Winner 12. 13 October 1996 ITF Mexico City, Mexico Hard Canada Renata Kolbovic 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
Winner 13. 20 October 1996 ITF Coatzacoalcos, Mexico Hard Mexico Karin Palme 5-7, 7-5, 6-2
Runner-up 4. 31 August 1997 ITF Guayaquil, Ecuador Clay Brazil Miriam D'Agostini 7-6(0), 5-7, 6-7(4)
Runner-up 5. 12 April 1998 ITF Viña del Mar, Chile Clay Argentina Celeste Contín 2-6, 4-6
Winner 14. 27 September 1998 ITF Santiago, Chile Clay Argentina Mariana Lopez Palacios 6-4, 7-5

Doubles: 25 (17 titles, 8 runner-ups)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 14 October 1990 ITF La Paz, Bolivia Clay Paraguay Sandra Ugarriza Argentina Paula Boccia
Argentina Inés Gorrochategui
6-2, 4-6, 7-5
Runner-up 1. 22 October 1990 ITF Santiago, Chile Clay Paraguay Sandra Ugarriza Argentina Inés Gorrochategui
Uruguay Patricia Miller
6-3, 1-6, 5-7
Winner 2. 9 September 1991 ITF Guayaquil, Ecuador Clay Ecuador Nuria Niemes Chile Macarena Miranda
Ecuador María Dolores Campana
6-1, 7-5
Winner 3. 16 September 1991 ITF Bogotá, Colombia Clay Chile Macarena Miranda Peru Carla Rodriguez
Peru Lorena Rodríguez di Laura
6-4, 6-2
Runner-up 2. 30 September 1991 ITF La Paz, Bolivia Clay Brazil Janaina Mercadante Paraguay Rossana de los Ríos
Paraguay Larissa Schaerer
3-6, 5-7
Winner 4. 13 October 1991 ITF Santiago, Chile Clay Chile Paulina Sepúlveda Venezuela Helene Kappler
Venezuela Eleonora Vegliante
7-5, 2-6, 6-4
Winner 5. 4 November 1991 ITF Florianópolis, Brazil Clay Chile Macarena Miranda Cuba Rita Pichardo
Cuba Belkis Rodríguez
3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Runner-up 3. 11 November 1991 ITF Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay Chile Macarena Miranda Cuba Rita Pichardo
Cuba Belkis Rodríguez
2-6, 3-6
Winner 6. 18 October 1992 ITF Santiago, Chile Clay Ecuador Nuria Niemes Sweden Maria-Farnes Capistrano
Venezuela Ninfa Marra
3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Winner 7. 29 November 1992 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Chile Paulina Sepúlveda Argentina Mariana Randrup
Argentina Gretel Gonzalez-Glanzmann
6-2, 6-1
Runner-up 4. 7 June 1993 ITF Caserta, Italy Clay Italy Adriana Serra Zanetti Slovenia Karin Lu?nic
Croatia Maja Muri?
6-2, 2-6, 3-6
Runner-up 5. 20 September 1993 ITF Guayaquil, Ecuador Clay Ecuador Nuria Niemes Argentina Veronica Stele
Argentina Cintia Tortorella
2-6, 1-6
Winner 8. 21 March 1994 ITF Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Clay Ecuador María Dolores Campana Japan Shizuka Tokiwa
Japan Kiyoko Yazawa
6-1, 6-2
Winner 9. 9 May 1994 ITF Acapulco, Mexico Clay Puerto Rico Emilie Viqueira South Africa Kim Grant
United States Ditta Huber
3-6, 6-2, 6-1
Winner 10. 17 July 1994 ITF Vigo, Spain Clay Puerto Rico Emilie Viqueira Czech Republic Jitka Dubcová
Austria Sylvia Plischke
6-4, 6-3
Winner 11. 19 September 1994 ITF Guayaquil, Ecuador Clay Puerto Rico Emilie Viqueira Brazil Vanessa Menga
Brazil Luciana Tella
6-4, 6-4
Winner 12. 6 May 1996 ITF Amazonas, Brazil Hard Chile Bárbara Castro Argentina Sandra De Amelio
Argentina Paula Racedo
6-1, 6-3
Runner-up 6. 6 October 1996 ITF Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Hard Argentina Veronica Stele Argentina María Fernanda Landa
Germany Marlene Weingärtner
6-4, 5-7, 3-6
Winner 13. 31 August 1997 ITF Guayaquil, Ecuador Clay Brazil Miriam D'Agostini Argentina Mariana Lopez Palacios
Argentina Romina Ottoboni
6-1, 6-4
Runner-up 7. 6 April 1998 ITF Viña del Mar, Chile Clay Argentina Celeste Contín Argentina Melisa Arévalo
Argentina Daniela Muscolino
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 8. 4 May 1998 ITF Tampico, Mexico Hard Brazil Vanessa Menga United States Adria Engel
Russia Alina Jidkova
6-7, 5-7
Winner 14. 11 May 1998 ITF Poza Rica, Mexico Hard Brazil Vanessa Menga United States Adria Engel
Russia Alina Jidkova
3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Winner 15. 18 May 1998 ITF Coatzacoalcos, Mexico Hard Brazil Vanessa Menga United States Adria Engel
Russia Alina Jidkova
6-3, 6-2
Winner 16. 17 August 1998 ITF Ibarra, Ecuador Clay United Kingdom Joanne Moore Uruguay Elena Juricich
Peru María Eugenia Rojas
6-3, 6-4
Winner 17. 21 September 1998 ITF Santiago, Chile Clay Switzerland Aliénor Tricerri Argentina Mariana Lopez Palacios
Chile María-Alejandra Quezada
6-4, 6-1

References

  1. ^ Cavalla, Mario (2006). Historia del tenis en Chile, 1882-2006 (in Spanish). Ocho Libros Editores. p. 294. ISBN 9568018263.
  2. ^ "Tennis: Spain too hot for Chile". The Independent. 20 July 1994.
  3. ^ Chacoff, Diego Espinoza (23 April 2018). "Daniela Seguel: "A las deportistas mujeres se les destaca más si son bonitas o no que por cómo lo hacen"". Publimetro Chile (in Spanish).
  4. ^ "ITF Tennis - Seniors - Player Profile - Cabezas, Paula (ESP)". itftennis.com.

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