Fabiola Zuluaga

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Fabiola Zuluaga
Fabiola Zuluaga RG 2005.JPG
French Open 2005
Country  Colombia
Residence Bogotá, Colombia
Born (1979-01-07) 7 January 1979 (age 35)
Cúcuta, Colombia
Height 1.72 m (5' 7.75")
Turned pro 1994
Retired 2005
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,358,668
Singles
Career record 298–189
Career titles 5 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest ranking 16 (17 January 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (2004)
French Open 4r (2004)
Wimbledon 2r (2003)
US Open 3r (2003, 2004)
Doubles
Career record 51–56
Career titles 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 128 (1 February 1999)
Last updated on: 13 December 2007.

Fabiola Zuluaga (born 7 January 1979 in Cúcuta) is a retired professional tennis player from Colombia. She retired on 9 September 2005.[1] She reached the Australian Open Semifinals in 2004 and became the first Colombian tennis player to reach a Grand Slam semifinal. Fabiola is one of the best tennis players that Colombia has had (See Iván Molina).[2] She now lives in Bogotá.

Fabiola won a record seven singles titles in Bogota, of which five are on the WTA Tour and three on the ITF Women's Circuit.

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 6 (5–1)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (5–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (5–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 21 February 1999 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Greece Christína Papadáki 6–1, 6–3
Winner 2. 10 October 1999 Brasil, Brasil Clay Austria Patricia Wartusch 7–5, 4–6, 7–5
Runner–up 3. 22 May 2000 España, España Clay Spain Gala León García 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 4. 24 February 2002 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik 6–1, 6–4
Winner 5. 23 February 2003 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues 6–3, 6–2
Winner 6. 29 February 2004 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo 3–6, 6–4, 6–2

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner–up 1. 13 September 2002 Quebec, Canada Clay Argentina María Emilia Salerni United States Samantha Reeves
South Africa Jessica Steck
4–6, 6–3, 7–5

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F-S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 W–L
Grand Slams
Australia Australian Open A A 2R A A 1R SF 2R 7–4
France French Open A 3R 3R A 1R 3R 4R 2R 10–6
United Kingdom Wimbledon A 1R A A A 2R 1R A 1–3
United States US Open 2R 2R A A 2R 3R 3R 2R 8–6
Win–Loss 1–1 3–3 3–2 0–0 1–2 5–4 10–4 3–3 26–19
Olympic Games
Olympic rings with white rims.svg Summer Olympics Not Held 3R Not Held 3R 4–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 4–2
Premier Mandatory
United States Indian Wells A A A A A 2R QF 4R 8–3
United States Miami A 3R 2R A 1R 1R 2R 3R 6–6
Win–Loss 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 5–2 5–2 14–9
Premier 5
Italy Rome A A SF A 1R 2R 1R 1R 5–5
Canada Toronto A A 1R A QF 3R 2R 1R 6–5
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 4–2 0–0 3–2 3–2 1–2 0–2 11–9
Premier
United States Charleston A 1R 1R A A A 1R 2R 1–4
Germany Stuttgart A A A A A 1R QF A 2–2
Poland Warsaw A A A NH A QF 2R A 3–2
United States San Diego A 1R 1R A A A 1R 1R 0–4
United States New Haven A A 2R A A A A A 1–1
Russia Moscow A A A A A A 1R A 0–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–2 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 3–5 1–2 7–13
International series
New Zealand Sydney A A A A A A A QF 2–1
Colombia Bogotá QF W 2R A W W W SF 26–3
Mexico Acapulco A A A A A 1R A A 0–1
Spain Madrid A 1R F A SF 2R A A 8–4
Canada Quebec A A QF A 2R A A 3–2
Australia Hobart A A 2R A A A QF A 3–2
United States Florida A QF 1R A 1R A A A 3–3
Brazil Brasil A W 2R A 1R A A A 6–3
Win–Loss 2–1 12–2 9–6 0–0 9–4 6–2 7–1 5–2 50–18
Year End Ranking 95 48 42 277 74 38 23 84 N/A
* Statistics correct as of 28 March 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colombia.com Entrevista a Fabiola Zuluaga (Spanish) Accessed 28 October 2006.
  2. ^ Colombia.com Entrevista a Fabiola Zuluaga (Spanish) Accessed 28 October 2006.

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