Arantxa Sánchez Vicario

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Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario.JPG
Country  Spain
Residence Barcelona, Spain
Born (1971-12-18) 18 December 1971 (age 42)
Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Turned pro 1985
Retired 2002/2004
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$16,942,640
Int. Tennis HOF 2007 (member page)
Singles
Career record 759–295 (72%)
Career titles 29
Highest ranking No. 1 (6 February 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open F (1994, 1995)
French Open W (1989, 1994, 1998)
Wimbledon F (1995, 1996)
US Open W (1994)
Doubles
Career record 676–224
Career titles 69
Highest ranking No. 1 (19 October 1992)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1992, 1995, 1996)
French Open F (1992, 1995)
Wimbledon W (1995)
US Open W (1993, 1994)
Mixed Doubles
Career record 4–4
Career titles 4
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1993)
French Open W (1990, 1992)
US Open W (2000)
Team competitions
Fed Cup W (1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998)
Hopman Cup W (1990, 2002)
Olympic medal record
Women's Tennis
Silver 1992 Barcelona Doubles
Silver 1996 Atlanta Singles
Bronze 1992 Barcelona Singles
Bronze 1996 Atlanta Doubles
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Sánchez and the second or maternal family name is Vicario.

Aránzazu Isabel María "Arantxa" Sánchez Vicario[1] (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈɾantʃa ˈsantʃeθ βiˈkaɾjo]; born 18 December 1971 in Barcelona, Spain) is a Spanish former World No. 1 professional tennis player. She won four Grand Slam singles titles, six Grand Slam women's doubles titles, and four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.

Career[edit]

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario started playing tennis at the age of four, when she followed her older brothers Emilio Sánchez and Javier Sánchez (both of whom became professional players) to the court and hit balls against the wall with her first racquet. As a 17-year-old, she became the youngest winner of the women's singles title at the 1989 French Open, defeating World No. 1 Steffi Graf in the final. (Monica Seles broke the record the following year when she won the title at age 16.)

Sánchez Vicario quickly developed a reputation on the tour for her tenacity and refusal to concede a point. Commentator Bud Collins described her as "unceasing in determined pursuit of tennis balls, none seeming too distant to be retrieved in some manner and returned again and again to demoralize opponents" and nicknamed her the "Barcelona Bumblebee".[2]

She won six women's doubles Grand Slam titles, including the US Open in 1993 (with Helena Suková) and Wimbledon in 1995 (with Jana Novotná). She also won four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. In 1991, she helped Spain win its first-ever Fed Cup title, and helped Spain win the Fed Cup in 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1998. Sanchez Vicario holds the records for the most matches won by a player in Fed Cup competition (72) and for most ties played (58). She was ITF world champion in 1994 in singles.[3]

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario was also a member of the Spanish teams that won the Hopman Cup in 1990 and 2002.

Over the course of her career, Arantxa won 29 singles titles and 69 doubles titles before retiring in November 2002.[4] She came out of retirement in 2004 to play doubles in a few select tournaments as well as the 2004 Summer Olympics, where she became the only tennis player to play in five Olympics in the Games history.[5] Sanchez Vicario is the most decorated Olympian in Spanish history with four medals – two silver and two bronze.[6]

In 2005, TENNIS Magazine put her in 27th place in its list of 40 Greatest Players of the TENNIS era and in 2007, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. She was only the third Spanish player (and the first Spanish woman) to be inducted.

In 2009, Arantxa was present at the opening ceremony of Madrid's Caja Mágica, the new venue for the Madrid Masters. The second show court is named Court Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in her honour.[7]

Personal life[edit]

She has been married twice: her first marriage to the sportswriter Juan Vehils ended in 2001. She married the businessman Josep Santacana in September 2008.[8] Their first baby, a girl also named Arantxa, was born on 27 February 2009.[9] Sánchez Vicario gave birth to their second child, a boy named Leo, on 28 October 2011.[10]

In 2012 it was reported that, despite having earned $60 million over the course of her career, Arantxa's parents had "lost" all of her money, and that she was actually in debt to Spanish tax authorities.[11]

Major finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 12 (4 titles, 8 runner–ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1989 French Open Clay West Germany Steffi Graf 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1991 French Open Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1992 US Open Hard Serbia and Montenegro Monica Seles 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 1994 Australian Open Hard Germany Steffi Graf 6–0, 6–2
Winner 1994 French Open Clay France Mary Pierce 6–4, 6–4
Winner 1994 US Open Hard Germany Steffi Graf 1–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Runner-up 1995 Australian Open Hard France Mary Pierce 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1995 French Open Clay Germany Steffi Graf 7–5, 4–6, 6–0
Runner-up 1995 Wimbledon Grass Germany Steffi Graf 4–6, 6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 1996 French Open Clay Germany Steffi Graf 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 10–8
Runner-up 1996 Wimbledon Grass Germany Steffi Graf 6–3, 7–5
Winner 1998 French Open Clay United States Monica Seles 7–6(7–5), 0–6, 6–2

Women's doubles: 11 (6 titles, 5 runner–ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1992 Australian Open Hard Czechoslovakia Helena Suková United States Mary Joe Fernandez
United States Zina Garrison
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 1992 French Open Clay Spain Conchita Martínez United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–2
Winner 1993 US Open Hard Czech Republic Helena Suková South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Argentina Inés Gorrochategui
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1994 Wimbledon Grass Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 6–1
Winner 1994 US Open Hard Czech Republic Jana Novotná Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
United States Robin White
6–3, 6–3
Winner 1995 Australian Open Hard Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–4
Runner-up 1995 French Open Clay Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–7(6–8), 6–4, 7–5
Winner 1995 Wimbledon Grass Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 1996 Australian Open Hard United States Chanda Rubin United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Mary Joe Fernandez
7–5, 2–6, 6–4
Runner-up 1996 US Open Hard Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
1–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 2002 Australian Open Hard Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova
6–2, 6–7(4–7), 6–1

Mixed doubles: 8 (4 titles, 4 runner–ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1989 French Open Clay Spain Horacio de la Peña Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Netherlands Tom Nijssen
6–3, 6–7, 6–2
Winner 1990 French Open Clay Mexico Jorge Lozano Australia Nicole Provis
South Africa Danie Visser
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 1991 US Open Hard Spain Emilio Sánchez Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Netherlands Tom Nijssen
6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 1992 Australian Open Hard Australia Todd Woodbridge Australia Nicole Provis
Australia Mark Woodforde
6–3, 4–6, 11–9
Winner 1992 French Open Clay Australia Todd Woodbridge United States Lori McNeil
United States Bryan Shelton
6–2, 6–3
Winner 1993 Australian Open Hard Australia Todd Woodbridge United States Zina Garrison
United States Rick Leach
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 2000 Australian Open Hard Australia Todd Woodbridge Australia Rennae Stubbs
United States Jared Palmer
7–5, 7–6
Winner 2000 US Open Hard United States Jared Palmer Russia Anna Kournikova
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–4, 6–3

Olympics[edit]

Singles: 2 medals (1 silver medal, 1 bronze medal)[edit]

Outcome Year Location Surface Opponent Score
Bronze 1992 Barcelona Clay Tied DNP
Silver 1996 Atlanta Hard United States Lindsay Davenport 7–6(10–8), 6–2

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario lost in the semi-finals to Jennifer Capriati 6–3, 3–6, 6–1. In 1992, there was no bronze medal play-off match, both beaten semi-final players received bronze medals

Women's doubles: 2 medals (1 silver medal, 1 bronze medal)[edit]

Outcome Year Location Surface Partner Opponents Score
Silver 1992 Barcelona Clay Spain Conchita Martínez United States Gigi Fernández
United States Mary Joe Fernandez
5–7, 6–2, 2–6
Bronze 1996 Atlanta Hard Spain Conchita Martínez Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Netherlands Brenda Schultz
6–3, 6–1

Year-End Championships finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0 titles, 1 runner–up)[edit]

Outcome Year Location Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1993 New York City Carpet (i) Germany Steffi Graf 6–1, 6–4, 3–6, 6–1

Doubles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runner–ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Location Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1990 New York City Carpet (i) Argentina Mercedes Paz United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
7–6(7–4), 6–4
Winner 1992 New York City Carpet (i) Czechoslovakia Helena Suková Latvia Larisa Neiland
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
7–6(7–4), 6–1
Runner-up 1994 New York City Carpet (i) Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–3
Winner 1995 New York City Carpet (i) Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 1996 New York City Carpet (i) Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Mary Joe Fernandez
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1999 New York City Carpet (i) Latvia Larisa Neiland Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova
6–4, 6–4

WTA Career Finals[edit]

Singles: 77 (29–48)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (4–8)
WTA Tour Championships (0–1)
Olympic Games (0–1)
Tier I (6–8)
Tier II (12–21)
Tier III (3–5)
Tier IV (2–3)
Tier V (2–0)
Virginia Slims (0–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (8–22)
Grass (1–4)
Clay (19–18)
Carpet (1–4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1 December 1986 Buenos Aires Clay Argentina Sabatini 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 28 March 1988 Tampa Clay United States Chris Evert 6–7(3–7), 4–6
Winner 1. 11 July 1988 Brussels Clay Italy Raffaella Reggi 6–0, 7–5
Winner 2. 24 April 1989 Barcelona Clay Canada Helen Kelesi 6–2, 5–7, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 8 May 1989 Rome Clay Argentina Sabatini 2–6, 7–5, 4–6
Winner 3. 29 May 1989 French Open Clay West Germany Steffi Graf 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 21 August 1989 Toronto Hard United States Martina Navratilova 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 29 January 1990 Tokyo Carpet (i) West Germany Steffi Graf 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 26 March 1990 Houston Clay Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva 1–6, 6–1, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 9 April 1990 Amelia Island Clay West Germany Steffi Graf 1–6, 0–6
Winner 4. 23 April 1990 Barcelona Clay West Germany Isabel Cueto 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 30 April 1990 Hamburg Clay West Germany Steffi Graf 7–5, 0–6, 1–6
Winner 5. 16 July 1990 Newport Grass United Kingdom Jo Durie 7–6(7–2), 4–6, 7–5
Runner-up 9. 24 September 1990 Leipzig Carpet (i) West Germany Steffi Graf 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 10. 7 January 1991 Sydney Hard Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 11. 13 May 1991 Berlin Hard Germany Steffi Graf 3–6, 6–4, 6–7(6–8)
Runner-up 12. 27 May 1991 French Open Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 13. 17 June 1991 Eastbourne Grass United States Martina Navratilova 4–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 19 August 1991 Washington Hard Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 14. 6 January 1992 Sydney Hard Argentina Sabatini 1–6, 1–6
Winner 7. 13 March 1992 Key Biscayne Hard Argentina Sabatini 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 15. 20 April 1992 Barcelona Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 6–3, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 16. 27 April 1992 Hamburg Clay Germany Steffi Graf 6–7(5–7), 2–6
Runner-up 17. 11 May 1992 Berlin Clay Germany Steffi Graf 6–4, 5–7, 2–6
Winner 8. 17 August 1992 Montreal Hard Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 18. 31 August 1992 US Open Hard Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 19. 9 November 1992 Philadelphia Carpet (i) Germany Steffi Graf 3–6, 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up 20. 1 March 1993 Delray Beach Hard Germany Steffi Graf 4–6, 3–6
Winner 9. 12 March 1993 Key Biscayne Hard Germany Steffi Graf 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 21. 29 March 1993 Hilton Head Island Clay Germany Steffi Graf 6–7(8–10), 1–6
Winner 10. 5 April 1993 Amelia Island Clay Argentina Sabatini 6–2, 5–7, 6–2
Winner 11. 19 April 1993 Barcelona Clay Spain Conchita Martínez 6–1, 6–4
Winner 12. 26 April 1993 Hamburg Clay Germany Steffi Graf 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 22. 2 August 1993 San Diego Hard Germany Steffi Graf 4–6, 6–4, 1–6
Runner-up 23. 9 August 1993 Los Angeles Hard United States Martina Navratilova 5–7, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 24. 15 November 1993 Virginia Slims Championships Hard Germany Steffi Graf 1–6, 4–6, 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up 25. 17 January 1994 Australian Open Hard Germany Steffi Graf 0–6, 2–6
Runner-up 26. 28 February 1994 Delray Beach Hard Germany Steffi Graf 3–6, 5–7
Winner 13. 4 April 1994 Amelia Island Clay Argentina Sabatini 6–1, 6–4
Winner 14. 18 April 1994 Barcelona Clay Croatia Iva Majoli 6–0, 6–2
Winner 15. 25 April 1994 Hamburg Clay Germany Steffi Graf 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(8–6)
Winner 16. 23 May 1994 French Open Clay France Mary Pierce 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 27. 25 July 1994 Stratton Mountain Hard Spain Conchita Martínez 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 28. 1 August 1994 San Diego Hard Germany Steffi Graf 2–6, 1–6
Winner 17. 15 August 1994 Montreal Hard Germany Steffi Graf 7–5, 1–6, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 18. 29 August 1994 US Open Hard Germany Steffi Graf 1–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Winner 19. 19 September 1994 Tokyo Hard United States Amy Frazier 6–1, 6–2
Winner 20. 31 October 1994 Oakland Carpet (i) United States Martina Navratilova 1–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 29. 16 January 1995 Australian Open Hard France Mary Pierce 3–6, 2–6
Winner 21. 24 April 1995 Barcelona Clay Croatia Iva Majoli 5–7, 6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 30. 8 May 1995 Rome Clay Spain Conchita Martínez 3–6, 1–6
Winner 22. 15 May 1995 Berlin Clay Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 31. 29 May 1995 French Open Clay Germany Steffi Graf 5–7, 6–4, 0–6
Runner-up 32. 26 June 1995 Wimbledon Grass Germany Steffi Graf 6–4, 1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 33. 18 September 1995 Tokyo Hard France Mary Pierce 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 34. 29 January 1996 Tokyo Carpet (i) Croatia Iva Majoli 4–6, 1–6
Winner 23. 1 April 1996 Hilton Head Island Clay Austria Barbara Paulus 6–2, 2–6, 6–2
Winner 24. 29 April 1996 Hamburg Clay Spain Conchita Martínez 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–0
Runner-up 35. 27 May 1996 French Open Clay Germany Steffi Graf 3–6, 7–6(7–4), 8–10
Runner-up 36. 24 June 1996 Wimbledon Grass Germany Steffi Graf 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 37. 22 July 1996 Olympics Hard United States Lindsay Davenport 6–7(6–8), 2–6
Runner-up 38. 5 August 1996 Montreal Hard United States Monica Seles 1–6, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 39. 19 August 1996 San Diego Hard Japan Kimiko Date 6–3, 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 40. 16 September 1996 Tokyo Hard United States Monica Seles 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 41. 15 September 1997 Tokyo Hard United States Monica Seles 1–6, 6–3, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 25. 12 January 1998 Sydney Hard United States Venus Williams 6–1, 6–3
Winner 26. 25 May 1998 French Open Clay United States Monica Seles 7–6(7–5), 0–6, 6–2
Runner-up 42. 15 June 1998 Eastbourne Grass Czech Republic Jana Novotná 1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 43. 17 August 1998 Montreal Hard United States Monica Seles 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 44. 21 September 1998 Tokyo Hard United States Monica Seles 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 27. 19 April 1999 Cairo Clay Romania Irina Spîrlea 6–1, 6–0
Runner-up 45. 17 April 2000 Hilton Head Island Clay France Mary Pierce 1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 46. 1 May 2000 Hamburg Clay Switzerland Martina Hingis 3–6, 3–6
Winner 28. 2 April 2001 Porto Clay Spain Magüi Serna 6–3, 6–1
Winner 29. 21 May 2001 Madrid Clay Spain Ángeles Montolio 7–5, 6–0
Runner-up 47. 17 September 2001 Tokyo Clay Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jelena Dokić 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 48. 8 July 2002 Brussels Clay Switzerland Myriam Casanova 6–4, 2–6, 1–6

Doubles: 111 (69–42)[edit]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (6–5)
WTA Tour Championships (2–4)
Olympic Games (0–1)
Tier I (16–8)
Tier II (31–14)
Tier III (9–4)
Tier IV (2–1)
Tier V (1–3)
Virginia Slims (2–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (24–14)
Grass (3–2)
Clay (32–17)
Carpet (10–9)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 15 September 1986 Greece Athens Clay West Germany Isabel Cueto West Germany Silke Meier
West Germany Wiltrud Probst
4–6, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 18 July 1988 France Aix-en-Provence Clay Italy Sandra Cecchini France Nathalie Herreman
France Catherine Tanvier
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 24 April 1989 Spain Barcelona Clay Austria Judith Wiesner Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
2–6, 6–2, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 3. 14 August 1989 United States Albuquerque Hard Italy Raffaella Reggi Australia Nicole Provis
South Africa Elna Reinach
6–4, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 12 February 1990 United States Chicago Carpet (i) France Nathalie Tauziat United States Martina Navratilova
United States Anne Smith
7–6(11–9), 4–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 2 April 1990 United States Hilton Head Island Clay United States Martina Navratilova Argentina Mercedes Paz
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–1
Winner 3. 9 April 1990 United States Amelia Island Clay Argentina Mercedes Paz Czechoslovakia Regina Rajchrtová
Hungary Andrea Temesvári
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Winner 4. 16 April 1990 United States Tampa Clay Argentina Mercedes Paz Italy Sandra Cecchini
Peru Laura Gildemeister
6–2, 6–0
Winner 5. 23 April 1990 Spain Barcelona Clay Argentina Mercedes Paz Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Goleš
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
6–7(7–9), 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 15 October 1990 Germany Filderstadt Carpet (i) Argentina Mercedes Paz United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Zina Garrison
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 12 November 1990 United States Virginia Slims Championships Carpet (i) Argentina Mercedes Paz United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
6–7(4–7), 4–6
Winner 6. 7 January 1991 Australia Sydney Hard Czechoslovakia Helena Suková United States Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
6–1, 6–4
Winner 7. 8 April 1991 United States Amelia Island Clay Czechoslovakia Helena Suková Argentina Mercedes Paz
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 8. 22 April 1991 Spain Barcelona Clay United States Martina Navratilova France Nathalie Tauziat
Austria Judith Wiesner
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 29 April 1991 Germany Hamburg Clay Czechoslovakia Helena Suková Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Soviet Union Larisa Savchenko
5–7, 1–6
Winner 9. 6 January 1992 Australia Sydney Hard Czechoslovakia Helena Suková United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Zina Garrison
7–6(7–4), 6–7(4–7), 6–2
Winner 10. 13 January 1992 Australia Australian Open Hard Czechoslovakia Helena Suková United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Zina Garrison
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 11. 27 January 1992 Japan Tokyo Carpet (i) Czechoslovakia Helena Suková United States Martina Navratilova
United States Pam Shriver
7–5, 6–1
Winner 12. 13 March 1992 United States Key Biscayne Hard Latvia Larisa Neiland Canada Jill Hetherington
United States Kathy Rinaldi
7–5, 5–7, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 23 March 1992 United States Wesley Chapel Clay Belarus Natasha Zvereva Latvia Larisa Neiland
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
4–6, 2–6
Winner 13. 30 March 1992 United States Hilton Head Island Clay Belarus Natasha Zvereva Latvia Larisa Neiland
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
6–4, 6–2
Winner 14. 6 April 1992 United States Amelia Island Clay Belarus Natasha Zvereva United States Zina Garrison
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
6–1, 6–0
Winner 15. 20 April 1992 Spain Barcelona Clay Spain Conchita Martínez France Nathalie Tauziat
Austria Judith Wiesner
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 9. 27 April 1992 Germany Hamburg Clay Netherlands Manon Bollegraf Germany Steffi Graf
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 10. 25 May 1992 France French Open Clay Spain Conchita Martínez United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 11. 27 July 1992 Spain Olympics Clay Spain Conchita Martínez United States Gigi Fernández
United States Mary Joe Fernández
5–7, 6–2, 2–6
Winner 16. 10 August 1992 United States Los Angeles Hard Czechoslovakia Helena Suková United States Zina Garrison
United States Pam Shriver
6–4, 6–2
Winner 17. 12 October 1992 Germany Filderstadt Carpet (i) Czechoslovakia Helena Suková United States Pam Shriver
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 7–5
Winner 18. 16 November 1992 United States Virginia Slims Championships Carpet (i) Czechoslovakia Helena Suková Latvia Larisa Neiland
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
7–6(7–4), 6–1
Runner-up 12. 25 March 1993 United States Wesley Chapel Clay Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
5–7, 3–6
Winner 19. 19 April 1993 Spain Barcelona Clay Spain Conchita Martínez Bulgaria Magdalena Maleeva
Switzerland Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
4–6, 6–1, 6–0
Winner 20. 3 May 1993 Italy Rome Clay Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Zina Garrison
6–4, 6–2
Winner 21. 9 August 1993 United States Los Angeles Hard Czech Republic Helena Suková United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
7–6(7–4), 6–3
Runner-up 13. 16 August 1993 Canada Toronto Hard Czech Republic Helena Suková Latvia Larisa Neiland
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
1–6, 2–6
Winner 22. 30 August 1993 United States US Open Hard Czech Republic Helena Suková South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Argentina Inés Gorrochategui
6–4, 6–2
Winner 23. 25 October 1993 Germany Essen Carpet (i) Czech Republic Helena Suková Germany Wiltrud Probst
Germany Christina Singer
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 14. 10 January 1994 Australia Sydney Hard Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Patty Fendick
United States Meredith McGrath
2–6, 3–6
Winner 24. 28 February 1994 United States Delray Beach Hard Czech Republic Jana Novotná Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Czech Republic Helena Suková
6–2, 6–0
Winner 25. 24 March 1994 United States Wesley Chapel Clay Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 7–5
Winner 26. 28 March 1994 United States Hilton Head Island Clay United States Lori McNeil United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 4–1 ret.
Winner 27. 4 April 1994 United States Amelia Island Clay Latvia Larisa Neiland South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Argentina Inés Gorrochategui
6–2, 6–7(6–8), 6–4
Winner 28. 18 April 1994 Spain Barcelona Clay Latvia Larisa Neiland France Julie Halard
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–2, 6–4
Winner 29. 25 April 1994 Germany Hamburg Clay Czech Republic Jana Novotná Russia Eugenia Maniokova
Georgia (country) Leila Meskhi
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 15. 9 May 1994 Germany Berlin Clay Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
3–6, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 16. 20 June 1994 United Kingdom Wimbledon Grass Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 17. 25 July 1994 United States Stratton Mountain Hard Spain Conchita Martínez United States Pam Shriver
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
6–7(4–7), 6–2, 5–7
Winner 30. 1 August 1994 United States San Diego Hard Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Ginger Helgeson
Australia Rachel McQuillan
6–3, 6–3
Winner 31. 15 August 1994 Canada Montreal Hard United States Meredith McGrath United States Pam Shriver
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
2–6, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 32. 29 August 1994 United States US Open Hard Czech Republic Jana Novotná Bulgaria Katerina Maleeva
United States Robin White
6–3, 6–3
Winner 33. 19 September 1994 Japan Tokyo Hard France Julie Halard United States Amy Frazier
Japan Rika Hiraki
6–1, 0–6, 6–1
Winner 34. 31 October 1994 United States Oakland Carpet (i) United States Lindsay Davenport United States Gigi Fernández
United States Martina Navratilova
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 18. 14 November 1994 United States Virginia Slims Championships Carpet (i) Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
3–6, 7–6(7–4), 3–6
Winner 35. 16 January 1995 Australia Australian Open Hard Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–7(3–7), 6–4
Runner-up 19. 27 February 1995 United States Indian Wells Hard Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Lisa Raymond
6–2, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 36. 17 March 1995 United States Key Biscayne Hard Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
7–5, 2–6, 6–3
Winner 37. 24 April 1995 Spain Barcelona Clay Latvia Larisa Neiland South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
Croatia Iva Majoli
7–5, 4–6, 7–5
Runner-up 20. 29 May 1995 France French Open Clay Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
7–6(8–6), 4–6, 5–7
Winner 38. 19 June 1995 United Kingdom Eastbourne Grass Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
0–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 39. 26 June 1995 United Kingdom Wimbledon Grass Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 40. 13 November 1995 United States WTA Tour Championships Carpet (i) Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–1
Winner 41. 15 January 1996 Australia Australian Open Hard United States Chanda Rubin United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Mary Joe Fernández
7–5, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 42. 18 March 1996 United States Key Biscayne Hard Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Meredith McGrath
Latvia Larisa Neiland
6–4, 6–4
Winner 43. 1 April 1996 United States Hilton Head Island Clay Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
United States Mary Joe Fernández
6–2, 6–3
Winner 44. 8 April 1996 United States Amelia Island Clay United States Chanda Rubin United States Meredith McGrath
Latvia Larisa Neiland
6–1, 6–1
Winner 45. 29 April 1996 Germany Hamburg Clay Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy United States Gigi Fernández
Switzerland Martina Hingis
4–6, 7–6(12–10), 6–4
Winner 46. 6 May 1996 Italy Rome Clay Romania Irina Spîrlea United States Gigi Fernández
Switzerland Martina Hingis
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 47. 20 May 1996 Spain Madrid Clay Czech Republic Jana Novotná Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Netherlands Miriam Oremans
7–6(7–4), 6–2
Winner 48. 17 June 1996 United Kingdom Eastbourne Grass Czech Republic Jana Novotná South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank-Nideffer
United States Pam Shriver
4–6, 7–5, 6–3
Winner 49. 5 August 1996 Canada Montreal Hard Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Mary Joe Fernández
Czech Republic Helena Suková
7–6(7–1), 6–1
Runner-up 21. 19 August 1996 United States San Diego Hard Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Gigi Fernández
Spain Conchita Martínez
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 22. 26 August 1996 United States US Open Hard Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 23. 18 November 1996 United States Chase Championships Carpet (i) Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
3–6, 2–6
Winner 50. 6 January 1997 Australia Sydney Hard United States Gigi Fernández United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–1
Winner 51. 20 March 1997 United States Key Biscayne Hard Belarus Natasha Zvereva Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Netherlands Miriam Oremans
6–2, 6–3
Winner 52. 19 May 1997 Spain Madrid Clay United States Mary Joe Fernández Argentina Inés Gorrochategui
Romania Irina Spîrlea
6–3, 6–2
Winner 53. 28 July 1997 United States San Diego Clay Switzerland Martina Hingis United States Amy Frazier
United States Kimberly Po
6–3, 7–5
Winner 54. 6 October 1997 Germany Filderstadt Carpet (i) Switzerland Martina Hingis United States Lindsay Davenport
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
7–6(7–4), 3–6, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 55. 13 October 1997 Switzerland Zürich Carpet (i) Switzerland Martina Hingis Latvia Larisa Neiland
Czech Republic Helena Suková
4–6, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 56. 27 October 1997 Russia Moscow Carpet (i) Belarus Natasha Zvereva Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Netherlands Caroline Vis
5–3 ret.
Runner-up 24. 19 March 1998 United States Key Biscayne Hard Belarus Natasha Zvereva Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
2–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 25. 4 May 1998 Italy Rome Clay South Africa Amanda Coetzer Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
6–7(1–7), 4–6
Runner-up 26. 15 June 1998 United Kingdom Eastbourne Grass Belarus Natasha Zvereva South Africa Mariaan de Swardt
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 27. 21 September 1998 Japan Tokyo Hard United States Mary Joe Fernández Russia Anna Kournikova
United States Monica Seles
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 28. 5 October 1998 Germany Filderstadt Carpet (i) Russia Anna Kournikova United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
4–6, 2–6
Winner 57. 19 April 1999 Egypt Cairo Clay Belgium Laurence Courtois Romania Irina Spîrlea
Netherlands Caroline Vis
5–7, 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 58. 26 April 1999 Germany Hamburg Clay Latvia Larisa Neiland South Africa Amanda Coetzer
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
6–2, 6–1
Winner 59. 9 August 1999 United States Los Angeles Hard Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–0
Runner-up 29. 16 August 1999 Canada Toronto Hard Latvia Larisa Neiland Czech Republic Jana Novotná
France Mary Pierce
3–6, 6–2, 3–6
Runner-up 30. 4 October 1999 Germany Filderstadt Carpet (i) Latvia Larisa Neiland United States Chanda Rubin
France Sandrine Testud
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 31. 15 November 1999 United States Chase Championships Carpet (i) Latvia Larisa Neiland Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova
4–6, 4–6
Winner 60. 8 May 2000 Germany Berlin Clay Spain Conchita Martínez South Africa Amanda Coetzer
United States Corina Morariu
3–6, 6–2, 7–6(9–7)
Runner-up 32. 15 May 2000 Italy Rome Clay Spain Magüi Serna United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
3–6, 6–4, 2–6
Runner-up 33. 2 October 2000 Germany Filderstadt Carpet (i) Austria Barbara Schett Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova
4–6, 2–6
Winner 61. 30 October 2000 Germany Leipzig Carpet (i) France Anne-Gaëlle Sidot Belgium Kim Clijsters
Belgium Laurence Courtois
6–7(6–8), 7–5, 6–3
Winner 62. 19 March 2001 United States Key Biscayne Hard France Nathalie Tauziat United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 34. 9 April 2001 United States Amelia Island Clay United States Martina Navratilova Spain Conchita Martínez
Argentina Patricia Tarabini
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 35. 14 January 2002 Australia Australian Open Hard Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova
2–6, 7–6(7–4), 1–6
Winner 63. 11 February 2002 Qatar Doha Hard Slovakia Janette Husárová France Alexandra Fusai
Netherlands Caroline Vis
6–3, 6–3
Winner 64. 8 April 2002 United States Amelia Island Clay Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová Argentina María Emilia Salerni
Sweden Åsa Svensson
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 36. 29 April 2002 Germany Hamburg Clay Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová Switzerland Martina Hingis
Austria Barbara Schett
1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 37. 6 May 2002 Germany Berlin Clay Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová Russia Elena Dementieva
Slovakia Janette Husárová
6–0, 6–7(3–7), 2–6
Runner-up 38. 20 May 2002 Spain Madrid Clay Paraguay Rossana de los Ríos United States Martina Navratilova
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 39. 8 July 2002 Belgium Brussels Clay Italy Tathiana Garbin Austria Barbara Schwartz
Germany Jasmin Wöhr
2–6, 6–0, 4–6
Winner 65. 22 July 2002 Poland Sopot Clay Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya
Russia Ekaterina Sysoeva
6–2, 6–2
Winner 66. 5 August 2002 Finland Helsinki Clay Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Spain Eva Bes
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–3
Winner 67. 19 August 2002 United States New Haven Hard Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová Italy Tathiana Garbin
Slovakia Janette Husárová
6–3, 1–6, 7–5
Winner 68. 16 September 2002 Japan Tokyo Hard Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Hungary Petra Mandula
Austria Patricia Wartusch
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 40. 23 September 2002 Indonesia Bali Hard Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Zimbabwe Cara Black
Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 41. 30 September 2002 Japan Tokyo Hard Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Japan Shinobu Asagoe
Japan Nana Miyagi
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 69. 19 July 2004 Italy Palermo Clay Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues Slovakia Ľubomíra Kurhajcová
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 42. 13 September 2004 Indonesia Bali Hard Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova Russia Anastasia Myskina
Japan Ai Sugiyama
3–6, 5–7

Grand Slam performance timelines[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 SR
Australian Open NH A A A A SF SF SF F F QF 3R QF 2R QF A 1R 0 / 11
French Open LQ QF QF W 2R F SF SF W F F QF W SF SF 2R 1R 3 / 16
Wimbledon A 1R 1R QF 1R QF 2R 4R 4R F F SF QF 2R 4R 2R A 0 / 15
US Open A 1R 4R QF SF QF F SF W 4R 4R QF QF 4R 4R 3R 1R 1 / 16
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 3 1 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 2 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 4 / 58
Career Statistics
Year End Ranking 81 54 18 5 7 5 4 2 1 3 3 9 4 17 8 17 53

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Career SR
Australian Open NH A A A A 3R W QF SF W W SF QF QF 1R A F A A A 3 / 11
French Open A 3R 1R QF QF SF F QF A F SF SF SF QF 1R 1R 1R A 1R 1R 0 / 17
Wimbledon A 1R 1R 1R QF QF SF QF F W QF QF QF 3R 3R QF A A 1R A 1 / 16
US Open A 2R 2R 1R QF 3R SF W W QF F SF 3R SF 3R QF 1R A A A 2 / 16
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 3 2 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 1 6 / 60
Career Statistics
Year End Ranking 91 83 89 49 8 7 3 6 3 1 1 5 12 9 16 11 7 NR 113 NR

NH = tournament not held.

A = did not participate in the tournament.

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

WTA Tour career earnings[edit]

Year Majors WTA wins Total wins Earnings ($) Money list rank
1988 0 1 1 n/a n/a
1989 1 1 2 504,098 4
1990 0 2 2 517,662 9
1991 0 1 1 799,340 5
1992 0 2 2 1,376,355 3
1993 0 4 4 1,938,239 2
1994 2 6 8 2,943,665 1
1995 0 2 2 1,456,516 2
1996 0 2 2 1,858,444 2
1997 0 0 0 890,512 6
1998 1 1 2 1,468,608 5
1999 0 1 1 807,921 9
2000 0 0 0 819,689 10
2001 0 2 2 725,342 13
2002 0 0 0 441,378 24
Career* 4 25 29 16,942,640 8
* As of 17 January 2010.

Record against other top players[edit]

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario's win-loss record against certain players who have been ranked World No. 10 or higher is as follows:

Players who have been ranked World No. 1 are in boldface.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Vicario is not her married name. It is her mother's maiden name. In the Spanish naming system, every person has two surnames: the first one comes from the father, the second from the mother. A woman never changes surnames, regardless of whether she marries or divorces.
  2. ^ Collins, Bud; Xander Hollander (1996). Bud Collins' Tennis Encyclopedia. Visible Ink Press. p. 434. ISBN 1-57859-000-0. 
  3. ^ Aranxta Sanchez Vicario WTA Bio Page
  4. ^ "TENNIS; Sánchez-Vicario Ends Her Career". The New York Times. 13 November 2002. Retrieved 12 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Notebook: Rower makes history". USA TODAY. 1 July 2004. Retrieved 12 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "Arantxa sanchez Vicario". International Tennis Hall of Fame. Retrieved 12 May 2009. [dead link]
  7. ^ Clarey, Christopher (9 May 2009). "Tennis Stadium Opens (and Closes) in Madrid". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 
  8. ^ Wedding Bells: Sanchez-Vicario Gets Married! Tennis.com, 21 September 2008
  9. ^ Arantxa Sanchez Vicario gave birth to a baby girl Zimbio.com, 3 March 2009
  10. ^ "Arantxa Sánchez Vicario alumbra a su segundo hijo". El Periódico de Catalunya. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  11. ^ Arantxa Sanchez Vicario blames parents in book for mismanaging $60M in career winnings, The Washington Post, 8 February 2012[dead link]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
World No. 1
6 February 1995 – 19 February 1995
27 February 1995 – 9 April 1995
15 May 1995 – 11 June 1995
Succeeded by
Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf
Awards
Preceded by
Steffi Graf
ITF World Champion
1994
Succeeded by
Steffi Graf
Preceded by
Spain Spanish Marathon team
Prince of Asturias Award for Sports
1998
Succeeded by
Germany Steffi Graf