Silvia Soler Espinosa
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Silvia Soler Espinosa

Sílvia Soler Espinosa
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Soler Espinosa at the 2014 Mutua Madrid Open
Country (sports) Spain
Born (1987-11-19) 19 November 1987 (age 35)
Elche, Spain
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2003
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$2,108,331
Career record418-386 (52.0%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 54 (21 May 2012)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (2015)
French Open3R (2014)
Wimbledon2R (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
US Open3R (2011, 2012)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2012)
Career record129-148 (46.6%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 39 (28 April 2014)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2013, 2014)
French OpenQF (2015)
Wimbledon3R (2013)
US Open2R (2012)
Team competitions
Fed Cup4-11
Last updated on: 20 July 2019.

Sílvia Soler Espinosa (Spanish pronunciation: ['sil?ja so'le? espi'nosa]; born 19 November 1987) is a retired Spanish tennis player.

In her career, she has won one doubles title on the WTA Tour, as well as five singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit.[1] On 21 May 2012, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 54. On 28 April 2014, she peaked at No. 39 in the doubles rankings.[2]

Playing for Spain at the Fed Cup, Soler Espinosa has a win-loss record of 4-11.[3]

Personal life and background

Soler Espinosa is coached by Jerome Adamec. Her father works in a factory, while her mother is a housewife. She stated that her favourite court is clay. Silvia cited Steffi Graf as one of her biggest tennis idols. In free time, she enjoys seeing friends, listening to music and going to the beach.[4]

Junior career

In 2002, Soler Espinosa made her debut on the ITF Junior Circuit at the age of 14. That year, she won her first ITF junior title in doubles, at International Madrid, together with Astrid Waernes-Garcia. In September 2003, she won her first single title at Torneo ITF Junior "Ciudad de Castro Urdiales". Later that year, in singles, she made her junior highest-ranking at No. 158. On ITF Junior Tour, she won three titles in singles, and two titles in doubles.[5]

ITF Tour

Soler Espinosa debuted on ITF Circuit Tour in May 2003 at the $10,000 Almeria, Spain, where she was defeated in first round against Lauren Cheung. In 2007, she won her first ITF single title, at $25,000 Sintra, Portugal. There, she defeated dutch tennis player Romana Janshen in two tier-break sets. In 2011 she played and won her first major ITF final, at 2011 Allianz Cup, in Sofia, Bulgaria. On ITF Tour, she won five single titles, and two doubles titles.[6]

WTA Tour

2009-10: Debut at the WTA Tour

In April 2009, Silver Espinosa made her first main-draw appearance at Andalucia Tennis Experience, Marbella, Spain. She lost in first round from Kaia Kanepi. Silvia failed to qualify at all four grand slams.

2011: Reaching first Grand Slam main-draw; entering Top 100

Soler Espinosa made her first grand slam main-draw appearance at 2011 French Open. There she also made her first grand slam won. Later, in second round, she was stopped from chinese player Li Na.[7] At Wimbledon, she failed to qualify in third round of qualification. At US Open, she won two matches in main-draw, before she was stopped in third round against Carla Suárez Navarro, in straight-sets. On September 19, 2011 she entered top 100, reaching place of 90.

2012: First Premier Mandatory and Premier 5 main-draw; playing at Olympic Games for Spain

Silvia started season at 2012 Sydney International, where she lost in qualification. After that, she lost in first round of Australian Open. In February, she made two loses against Russian Fed Cup team, losing to Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova, respectively.

In March 2012, she made her first Premier Mandatory appearance, at the 2012 BNP Paribas Open. She lost in the second round against Roberta Vinci. In Miami, she went one step further, and came to third round, where she was stopped from Agnieszka Radwa?ska.

In April 2012, she again played for her fed cup team and made score of 1-1 against Slovak Fed Cup team.

In May, Soler Espinosa made her first win at the Mutua Madrid Open. She was stopped from Na Li in the second round. She also made second round at the Italian Open.

At Wimbledon, she reached the second round, but then she was stopped by Vera Zvonareva, in three sets. After that, Soler Espinosa reached the second round of the Sony Swedish Open in Båstad, losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in straight sets.[8]

In August 2012, Silvia made her first appearance at the Olympic Games, playing for Spain, but she was defeated in the first round by Heather Watson.

Second year in row, she made third round at the US Open.

2013: First Grand Slam quarterfinal and Premier Mandatory semifinal in doubles

In doubles, she reached quarterfinal at the Australian Open, together with Carla Suarez Navarro. They were stopped from russian combination Ekaterina Makarova-Elena Vesnina. Together with Suarez Navarro, Silvia made another great result, reaching Semifinal at the Mutua Madrid Open.

In doubles, she entered top 50, reaching No. 59, on July 8, 2013.

Performance timelines

(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (NTI) not a Tier I tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.


Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W-L
Grand Slam
Australian Open A Q2 Q1 Q1 1R 1R 1R 2R A Q1 Q2 Q1 A 0 / 4 1-4
French Open A Q1 Q2 2R A 2R 3R 2R 1R Q1 A A 0 / 5 5-5
Wimbledon A Q2 Q1 Q3 2R 2R 2R 2R Q1 A Q1 A NH 0 / 4 4-4
US Open Q1 Q1 Q2 3R 3R 1R 1R Q2 A Q1 Q2 A 0 / 4 4-4
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-2 3-3 2-4 3-4 3-3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 17 14-17
National representation
Summer Olympics A NH 1R NH A NH P 0 / 1 0-1
WTA Premier Mandatory & 5
[a] A A A A A A A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0-1
Indian Wells Open A A A A 2R 2R 2R 1R A A A A P 0 / 4 3-4
Miami Open A A A A 3R 2R 1R 1R A Q1 A A P 0 / 4 3-4
Madrid Open NH A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R Q1 Q2 1R A P 0 / 5 1-5
Italian Open A A A A 2R Q2 A Q2 A A A A P 0 / 1 1-1
Canadian Open A A A A A Q1 A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0
Cincinnati Open NMS A A A Q1 Q1 Q2 A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open[b] A A A A 1R Q2 Q2 A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1
China Open NMS A A A Q1 1R 1R A A A A A 0 / 2 0-2
Career statistics
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W-L
Year-end ranking 187 183 170 82 83 82 68 142 128 223 177 656 $2,108,331


Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 W-L
Australian Open 2R QF QF 3R 1R A A A A 9-5
French Open A 1R 1R QF A A A A 3-3
Wimbledon A 3R 1R 1R A A A A NH 2-3
US Open 2R 1R 1R 1R A A A A 1-4
Win-loss 2-2 5-4 3-4 5-4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 15-15

WTA career finals

Singles: 2 (2 runner-ups)

Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (0-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 May 2014 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France International Clay Puerto Rico Monica Puig 4-6, 3-6
Loss 0-2 Apr 2016 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia International Clay United States Irina Falconi 2-6, 6-2, 4-6

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Grand Slam
WTA Premier Mandatory & 5
WTA Premier (1-0)
WTA International (0-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-1)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Feb 2014 Brasil Tennis Cup, Brazil International Hard Italy Francesca Schiavone Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova
6-7(1-7), 6-2, [3-10]
Win 1-1 Aug 2014 Connecticut Open, United States Premier Hard Slovenia Andreja Klepa? New Zealand Marina Erakovic
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
7-5, 4-6, [10-7]

WTA 125 series finals

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result W-L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Jun 2018 WTA Bol, Croatia Hard Czech Republic Barbora ?tefková Colombia Mariana Duque-Mariño
China Wang Yafan
3-6, 5-7

ITF finals

Singles: 10 (5 titles, 5 runner-ups)

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1-1)
Clay (4-4)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Nov 2007 ITF Sintra, Portugal 25,000 Clay (i) Netherlands Romana Janshen 7-6(7-3), 7-6(7-3)
Loss 1-1 Jul 2008 ITF Vigo, Spain 25,000 Hard Portugal Neuza Silva 3-6, 1-6
Loss 1-2 Jun 2009 ITF Getxo, Spain 25,000 Clay Argentina Agustina Lepore 7-6(7-3), 4-6, 0-6
Win 2-2 Sep 2009 ITF Madrid, Spain 25,000 Hard Ukraine Irina Buryachok 6-3, 6-4
Win 3-2 Jun 2010 ITF Getxo, Spain 25,000 Clay Germany Sarah Gronert 6-2, 6-1
Loss 3-3 Aug 2010 ITF Hechingen, Germany 25,000 Clay Poland Magda Linette 5-7, 6-3, 2-6
Win 4-3 Sep 2011 ITF Sofia, Bulgaria 100,000 Clay Italy Romina Oprandi 2-6, 6-6 ret.
Loss 4-4 Sep 2011 ITF Saint-Malo, France 100,000+H Clay Romania Sorana Cîrstea 2-6, 2-6
Loss 4-5 Jun 2015 ITF Montpellier, France 50,000+H[c] Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino 4-6, 3-6
Win 5-5 Jun 2016 ITF Rome, Italy 50,000 Clay Spain Laura Pous Tió 2-6, 6-4, 7-5

Doubles: 8 (2 titles, 6 runner-ups)

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0-2)
Clay (2-4)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 2006 ITF Torrent, Spain 25,000 Clay Spain Carla Suárez Navarro Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Spain Gabriela Velasco Andreu
4-6, 2-6
Loss 0-2 Jun 2006 ITF Gorizia, Italy 25,000 Clay Spain Matilde Muñoz Gonzalves Argentina Soledad Esperón
South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
4-6, 3-6
Loss 0-3 Mar 2008 ITF La Palma, Spain 25,000 Hard Spain Estrella Cabeza Candela Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer
Switzerland Stefanie Vögele
5-7, 6-7(5-7)
Loss 0-4 Oct 2009 ITF Saint-Raphaël, France 50,000 Hard (i) Georgia (country) Margalita Chakhnashvili France Claire Feuerstein
France Stéphanie Foretz
6-7(4-7), 5-7
Loss 0-5 Jul 2016 ITF Prague, Czech Republic 75,000[d] Clay Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo Netherlands Demi Schuurs
Czech Republic Renata Vorá?ová
5-7, 6-3, [4-10]
Loss 0-6 May 2017 ITF Saint-Gaudens, France 60,000 Clay Paraguay Montserrat González Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen
China Han Xinyun
5-7, 1-6
Win 1-6 Jun 2017 ITF Barcelona, Spain 60,000 Clay Paraguay Montserrat González Israel Julia Glushko
Australia Priscilla Hon
6-4, 6-3
Win 2-6 Apr 2018 ITF Indian Harbour Beach, United States 60,000 Clay Romania Irina Bara United States Jessica Pegula
United States Maria Sanchez
6-4, 6-2


  1. ^ The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Total Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009-2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012-2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The Premier 5 tournaments were reclassified as WTA 1000 tournaments in 2021.
  2. ^ In 2014, the Toray Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open. The Premier 5 tournaments were reclassified as WTA 1000 tournaments in 2021.
  3. ^ The $50,000 ITF tournaments were reclassified as $60,000 in 2017.
  4. ^ The $75,000 ITF tournaments were reclassified as $75,000 in 2017.


  1. ^ "Titles".
  2. ^ "Silvia Soler Espinosa at WTA".
  3. ^ "Silvia Soler Espinosa at Fed Cup".
  4. ^ "Bio".
  5. ^ "Junior Profile".
  6. ^ "ITF Profile".
  7. ^ "Clijsters crashes out of French Open".
  8. ^ "Hercog bounces Görges from Båstad". Women's Tennis Association. 18 July 2012. Retrieved 2014.

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