Pilar Vasquez
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Pilar Vásquez
Full namePilar Vásquez
Country (sports) Peru
Born (1963-05-15) 15 May 1963 (age 57)
Lima, Peru
Prize money$232,790
Singles
Career record199-259
Highest rankingNo. 66 (30 April 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1989)
French Open3R (1981)
Wimbledon2R (1984)
US Open4R (1983)
Doubles
Career record32-102
Highest rankingNo. 140 (25 June 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1989)
French Open3R (1984)
US Open2R (1982)

Pilar Vásquez (born 15 May 1963) is a former professional tennis player from Peru.

Biography

Vásquez, who was born in Lima, moved to the United States in the late 1970s and attended school in Miami. As a junior she made the girls' singles quarter-finals at the 1980 French Open and also took part in the mixed doubles draw partnering Belus Prajoux.

From 1981 she competed on the WTA Tour and in her first tournament, at Haines City, was beaten by Martina Navratilova, who she managed to take to a first set tiebreak.[1] She made her Fed Cup debut in 1982, when Peru appeared in the World Group for the first time and won a tie against Argentina. On the WTA Tour she made one final, at the 1982 Japan Open, which she lost to countrywoman Laura Arraya in three sets.[2] Her best performance in a grand slam tournament was a fourth round appearance at the 1983 US Open.[3] She was a semi-finalist at Bakersfield in 1983 and the following year reached her highest ranking of 66 in the world. Further semi-final appearances came at the Puerto Rico Open in 1987 and the 1988 Rainha Cup in Guarujá. When her 16 tie Fed Cup career ended she retired as the most prolific player for Peru in terms of career wins.[4]

She continues to live in Florida and works as a realtor.

WTA Tour finals

Singles (0-1)

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss October, 1982 Tokyo, Japan $50,000 Hard Peru Laura Arraya 6-3, 4-6, 0-6

References

  1. ^ "Martina defeats Vasquez 7-6, 6-1". Florida Today. 30 April 1981. p. 1C. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "Tennis". Detroit Free Press. October 24, 1982. p. 42. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Leavy, Jane (6 September 1983). "Scanlon Silences McEnroe in Four Sets at U.S. Open". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Fed Cup - Teams - Peru". fedcup.com. Retrieved 2017.

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