María Sánchez Lorenzo

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María Sánchez Lorenzo
Country  Spain
Residence Barcelona, Spain
Born (1977-11-07) November 7, 1977 (age 37)
Salamanca, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 1994
Retired 2006
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $1,268,365
Singles
Career record 308–283
Career titles 1 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest ranking No. 33 (April 5, 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1999)
French Open 3R (1999, 2003)
Wimbledon 3R (1999)
US Open 3R (2003)
Doubles
Career record 44–59
Career titles 0 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 78 (19 June 2006)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2006)
French Open 2R (2006)
Wimbledon 2R (2005,2006)
US Open 1R (2006)
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Sánchez and the second or maternal family name is Lorenzo.

María Antonia Sánchez Lorenzo (born November 7, 1977, in Salamanca) is a retired Spanish professional tennis player.

Her highest WTA ranking has been World No. 33, a position she achieved on April 5, 2004.

She played two handed on both sides, and her favourite surface was the hardcourt, being both of this unusual for a Spanish tennis player.

At the 2005 French Open, Lorenzo defeated reigning champion Anastasia Myskina in 3 sets in the first round, which became the first time the reigning champ of the French open lost in the first round.[citation needed]

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (1–2)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
Olympic Gold (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III 01-2) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (1-0) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 8 August 1999 Belgium Knokke-Heist, Belgium Clay Czech Republic Denisa Chládková 6-7 6-4 6-2
Runner–up 2. May 24, 2003 Spain Madrid, Spain Clay United States Chanda Rubin 4-6, 7-5, 4-6
Runner–up 3. 29 February 2004 Colombia Bogotá, Colombia Clay Colombia Fabiola Zuluaga 6-3 4-6 2-6

Doubles: 3 (0-3)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
Olympic Gold (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0-1) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (0-2) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0-1) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. July 12, 1999 Poland Sopot, Poland Clay Spain Gala León García Argentina Laura Montalvo
Argentina Paola Suárez
4-6 3-6
Runner-up 2. May 22, 2000 Spain Madrid, Spain Clay Spain Gala León García United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
1-6 3-6
Runner-up 5. 1 May 2006 Portugal Estoril, Portugal Clay Argentina Gisela Dulko China Li Ting
China Sun Tiantian
2–6 2–6

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