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Riza Zalameda
Riza Zalameda
Zalameda 2009 US Open 01.jpg
Riza Zalameda at the 2009 US Open
Full nameRiza Angela Zalameda
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceLos Angeles
Born (1986-02-10) February 10, 1986 (age 35)
Los Angeles
Turned pro2008
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$92,160
Career record29-45 (39.2%)
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 534 (July 24, 2006)
Career record77-70 (52.4%)
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 76 (April 12, 2010)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (2010)
Wimbledon1R (2010)
US Open2R (2004, 2008)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open1R (2008)
Medal record
Representing  Philippines
Women's Tennis
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal - first place Mixed Doubles
Silver medal - second place Doubles
Bronze medal - third place Doubles
Bronze medal - third place Team
Bronze medal - third place Singles
Bronze medal - third place Mixed Doubles
Bronze medal - third place Team

Riza Angela Zalameda (born February 10, 1986) is an American-Filipino retired tennis player.

From 2004 to 2008, she attended and represented University of California on the Division I women's tennis team. She is a former NCAA national champion in the doubles and team events, and four-time All-American in singles and doubles.

Upon graduating with a degree in Anthropology, she played on the WTA Tour. In 2012-2016 she served as the assistant coach for Columbia University's Division I women's tennis program in New York City. Then, from 2016 to 2018, she led the newly fully funded tennis program at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.

Currently, she is the tennis coach at Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands.


Riza was born to Filipino parents Rolly and Angie Zalameda in Los Angeles. She started playing tennis at five and was coached by her father, Rolly.

Zalameda played mainly on tournaments of the ITF Women's Circuit where she won two singles and six doubles titles. Her career-high WTA rankings are No. 534 in singles (achieved in July 2006) and No. 76 in doubles (set in April 2010). She was runner-up at the doubles event of the Taipei Ladies Open in 2009 with Yayuk Basuki, her greatest success.

Zalameda also won five medals at the Southeast Asian Games, representing the Philippines.

She retired from pro circuit 2011.

ITF Circuit finals

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

Singles (2-0)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 15 November 2005 ITF Manila, Philippines Hard (i) Hong Kong Venise Chan 6-3, 6-2
Win 2. 27 June 2006 ITF Edmond, United States Hard United States Alexa Glatch 6-4, 6-1

Doubles (6-6)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 28 May 2002 ITF Louisville, United States Hard United States Ashley Kroh United States Beau Jones
United States Kristina Kraszewski
3-6, 6-1, 0-6
Runner-up 2. 19 May 2003 ITF El Paso, United States Hard United States Anne Yelsey United States Beau Jones
Latvia An?ela ?guna
0-6, 6-7(4)
Runner-up 3. 23 March 2004 ITF Redding, United States Hard United States Lilia Osterloh United States Jennifer Hopkins
United States Mashona Washington
2-6, 4-6
Winner 4. 15 November 2005 ITF Manila, Philippines Hard Philippines Denise Dy Chinese Taipei Chen Yi
Chinese Taipei Kao Shao-yuan
6-2, 6-3
Runner-up 5. 6 April 2009 ITF Jackson County, United States Clay United States Laura Granville Australia Monique Adamczak
Russia Arina Rodionova
3-6, 4-6
Winner 6. 17 May 2009 ITF Raleigh, United States Clay United States Lilia Osterloh Germany Carmen Klaschka
Germany Sabine Klaschka
6-0, 6-0
Winner 7. 31 May 2009 ITF Carson, United States Hard United States Laura Granville Australia Monique Adamczak
Australia Nicole Kriz
6-3, 6-4
Winner 8. 12 July 2009 ITF Grapevine, United States Hard United States Lindsay Lee-Waters United States Kimberly Couts
Canada Valérie Tétreault
7-6(7), 6-3
Winner 9. 8 August 2009 Vancouver Open, Canada Hard United States Ahsha Rolle United States Madison Brengle
United States Lilia Osterloh
6-4, 6-3
Winner 10. 27 September 2009 ITF Albuquerque, United States Hard United States Mashona Washington Hungary Melinda Czink
United States Lindsay Lee-Waters
6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 11. 8 November 2009 Taipei Ladies Open, Taiwan Hard (i) Indonesia Yayuk Basuki Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
3-6, 6-3, [7-10]
Runner-up 12. 2 April 2010 ITF Monzón, Spain Hard Indonesia Yayuk Basuki Romania Alexandra Dulgheru
Thailand Tamarine Tanasugarn
2-6, 0-6

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