Maria Sanchez

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For the Spanish tennis player born 1977, see María Sánchez Lorenzo.
For the Spanish tennis player born 1982, see María José Martínez Sánchez.
Maria Sanchez
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Full name Maria Victoria Sanchez
Country  United States
Residence Boca Raton United States
Born (1989-11-26) November 26, 1989 (age 25)
Modesto, California United States
Height 5'10"
Turned pro 2011
Plays Right (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $221,765
Singles
Career record 105–83
Career titles 0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 107 (July 8, 2013)
Current ranking No. 303 (18 August 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open 1R (2013)
Doubles
Career record 100–56
Career titles 1 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest ranking No. 90 (04 August 2014)
Current ranking No. 91 (18 August 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open 2R (2012), 1R (2013)
Last updated on: 04 August 2014.

Maria Sanchez (born November 26, 1989 in United States) is a professional American tennis player. On July 8, 2013, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 107. On 04 August 2014, she reached her highest WTA doubles ranking of 90.

Career[edit]

2012[edit]

In Sanchez's first full season on tour, she has climbed over 530 spots in the WTA world rankings. Her first sign of promise came at the The Bahamas Women's Open $100,000 ITF in February, where she took out Urszula Radwańska and Eva Birnerová as a wildcard entry before falling to Bojana Jovanovski in the quarter-finals. Sanchez went on to reach the 2012 Audi Melbourne Pro Tennis Classic $50,000 ITF final, losing to Grace Min and finishing runner-up to Melanie Oudin in the race for the USTA 2012 French Open main draw wildcard. A few weeks later, Sanchez captured the 2012 FSP Gold River Women's Challenger $50,000 title in front of friends and family in Northern California, defeating Jessica Pegula in a three-set final. The win marked Sanchez's first pro title. Sanchez quickly added a second title at the Coleman Vision Championships $75,000 ITF event in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September, where she defeated American teenager Lauren Davis 6–1, 6–1.

College[edit]

Sanchez attended the University of Southern California where she was a three-time All-American in singles and doubles. She was the No. 1 collegiate player throughout the 2011–2012 season, and was named the ITA Senior Player of the Year. She was upset in the NCAA Round of 16 by Mallory Burdette, and reached the semi-finals of doubles with Trojan teammate Kaitlyn Christian. Sanchez graduated with a degree in Real Estate. While at USC, star quarterback Matt Barkley was quoted as saying that Sanchez was his favorite athlete on campus.

Personal[edit]

Sanchez has four older brothers and is an avid sports fan who enjoys rooting for her Northern California teams, namely, the San Francisco Giants and San Francisco 49ers. In high school, Sanchez was a two-sport star on the basketball and tennis courts at Davis High in Modesto. She eschewed offers to play college basketball in order to focus on tennis at USC. Sanchez speaks fluent Spanish and has been featured in multiple videos on ESPN Deportes Los Angeles.

Coaching, Training & Representation[edit]

Sanchez is coached by American professional tennis coach Kevin O'Neil, who played professionally after starring at Pepperdine in college. Sanchez is represented by tennis agent and licensed attorney Jordan J. Butler of Agent Atleta, Ltd., a Las Vegas-based athlete management company.

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (1–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. January 4, 2014 ASB Classic, Auckland, New Zealand Hard Canada Sharon Fichman Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
2–6, 6–0, [10–4]

ITF Circuit Finals[edit]

Singles: 6 (2–4)[edit]

Finals by category
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2/2)
Clay (0/2)
Grass (0/0)
Carpet (0/0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. April 30, 2012 United States Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay United States Grace Min 4–6 6–7
Winner 2. May 28, 2012 United States Sacramento, United States Hard United States Jessica Pegula 4–6 6–3 6–1
Winner 3. September 17, 2012 United States Albuquerque, United States Hard United States Lauren Davis 6–1 6–1
Runner-up 4. November 11, 2012 United States Phoenix, United States Hard United States Madison Keys 3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 5. May 11, 2014 United States Raleigh, United States Clay Canada Heidi El Tabakh 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. November 2, 2014 Canada Toronto, Canada Hard (i) Canada Gabriela Dabrowski 4–6, 6–2, 6–7(7–9)

Doubles: 20 (9–11)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 20 July 2009 United States Evansville, United States Hard United States Yasmin Schnack United States Kaitlyn Christian
United States Lindsey Nelson
4–6 6–1 10–4
Runner-up 2. 12 July 2010 United States Atlanta, United States Hard United States Irina Falconi United States Kristy Frilling
Israel Julia Glushko
2–6 6–2 4–6
Winner 3. 26 July 2010 United States St. Joseph, United States Hard United States Ellen Tsay Thailand Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
Venezuela Gabriela Paz
4–6 6–4 6–4
Runner-up 4. 27 September 2010 United States Las Vegas, United States Hard United States Irina Falconi United States Lindsay Lee-Waters
United States Megan Moulton-Levy
6–1 5–7 4–6
Winner 5. 12 September 2011 United States Redding, United States Hard United States Yasmin Schnack United States Brittany Augustine
United States Whitney Jones
7–6 4–6 6–2
Runner-up 6. 07 November 2011 United States Phoenix, United States Hard United States Yasmin Schnack United States Jamie Hampton
Croatia Ajla Tomljanovic
6–3 3–6 3–6
Winner 7. 30 January 2012 United States Rancho Santa Fe, United States Hard United States Yasmin Schnack Ukraine Irina Buryachok
Ukraine Elizaveta Ianchuk
7–6 (4) 4–6 10–8
Winner 8. 13 February 2012 United States Surprise, United States Hard United States Yasmin Schnack Romania Mihaela Buzarnescu
Russia Valeria Solovyeva
6–4 6–3
Winner 9. 23 April 2012 United States Charlottesville, United States Clay United States Yasmin Schnack Israel Julia Glushko
Russia Elena Bovina
6–2 6–2
Runner-up 10. 28 May 2012 United States Sacramento, United States Hard United States Kaitlyn Christian United States Yasmin Schnack
United States Asia Muhammad
3–6 6–7
Runner-up 11. 17 September 2012 United States Albuquerque, United States Hard United States Irina Falconi United States Yasmin Schnack
United States Asia Muhammad
2–6 6–1 [10–12]
Runner-up 12. 15 April 2013 United States Dothan, United States Hard United States Irina Falconi United States Julia Cohen
Germany Tatjana Maria
4–6 6–4 [9–11]
Winner 13. 3 June 2013 United Kingdom Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass United Kingdom Nicola Slater Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Canada Sharon Fichman
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Runner–up 14. February 16, 2014 United States Midland, United States Hard (i) Canada Sharon Fichman Georgia (country) Anna Tatishvili
United Kingdom Heather Watson
5–7, 7–5, [6–10]
Runner–up 15. 21 April 2014 United States Charlottesville, United States Clay United States Irina Falconi United States Asia Muhammad
United States Taylor Townsend
3–6 1–6
Runner–up 16. 06 June 2014 United Kingdom Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass Canada Sharon Fichman United Kingdom Jocelyn Rae
United Kingdom Anna Smith
6–7(5–7), 6–4, [5–10]
Runner–up 17. 07 July 2014 United States Sacramento, United States Hard United States Zoe Gwen Scandalis Russia Daria Gavrilova
Australia Storm Sanders
2–6 1–6
Winner 18. 03 August 2014 2014 Canada Vancouver, Canada Hard United States Asia Muhammad United States Jamie Loeb
United States Allie Will
6–3, 1–6, [10–8]
Runner–up 19. 28 September 2014 United States Las Vegas, United States Hard United States Asia Muhammad Paraguay Verónica Cepede Royg
Argentina María Irigoyen
3–6, 7–5, [9–11]
Winner 20. 31 October 2014 Canada Toronto, Canada Hard (i) United States Taylor Townsend Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Germany Tatjana Maria
7–5, 4–6, [15–13]

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