Milagros Sequera

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Milagros Sequera
Milagros Sequera 2007 Australian Open womens doubles R1.jpg
Country Venezuela
Residence San Diego, United States
Born (1980-09-30) 30 September 1980 (age 33)
San Felipe, Venezuela
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro 1999
Retired 2009
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $845,115
Singles
Career record 314–211
Career titles 1 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest ranking No. 48 (9 July 2007)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2007)
French Open 2R (2007, 2008)
Wimbledon 3R (2007)
US Open 2R (2003)
Doubles
Career record 207–132
Career titles 3 WTA, 18 ITF
Highest ranking No. 29 (31 January 2005)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 4R (2005)
French Open 3R (2003, 2004)
Wimbledon 4R (2003, 2005)
US Open 3R (2004, 2006)
Last updated on: 12 October 2013.
Milagros Sequera
Medal record
Women's Tennis
Competitor for  Venezuela
Pan American Games
Gold 2003 Santo Domingo Singles
Gold 2007 Rio de Janeiro Singles

Milagros Sequera (born September 30, 1980 in San Felipe, Yaracuy, Venezuela) is a professional female tennis player from San Felipe, Yaracuy, Venezuela. She joined the WTA Tour in 1999 and was ranked World No. 48 on July 9, 2007.

Career[edit]

She won her first title in Fes, Morocco, on May 20, 2007, defeating Aleksandra Wozniak in the final.

Milagros' coach is Larry Willens. She was introduced to the game at the age of seven. Her favorite surface is hardcourt. She enjoys listening to music, reading, and writing during her spare time.[citation needed]

She won the gold medal at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, winning the final 7–5, 4–6, 6–1 against Sarah Taylor, and again in the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, winning the final 3–6, 7–6, 6–1 against Mariana Duque Marino. Sequera retired 2009.

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (1–1)[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 (1\1) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 2 November 2003 Canada Québec City, Canada Carpet Russia Maria Sharapova 2-6 RET
Winner 1. May 20, 2007 Morocco Fes, Morocco Clay Canada Aleksandra Wozniak 6–1 6–3

Doubles (4) (3-1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1 March 2004 Mexico Acapulco, Mexico Clay Australia Lisa McShea Czech Republic Olga Blahotová
Czech Republic Gabriela Navrátilová
2–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Winner 2. 17 May 2004 France Strasbourg, France Clay Australia Lisa McShea Slovenia Tina Križan
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 7 June 2004 United Kingdom Birmingham, United Kingdom Grass Australia Lisa McShea Russia Maria Kirilenko
Russia Maria Sharapova
2–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 14 June 2004 Netherlands Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Australia Lisa McShea Croatia Jelena Kostanić
Luxembourg Claudine Schaul
7–6(7–3), 6–3

ITF Circuit singles finals: 17 (11–6)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. Nov. 3, 1996 Mexico Tamaulipas Hard United States Aurora Gima 4–6 6–3 6–4
Winner 2. Nov. 9, 1997 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Clay Switzerland Aliénor Tricerri 6–2 4–6 6–0
Runner-up 1. 17-May-1999 United States Jackson, Alabama, United States Clay Slovakia Daniela Hantuchova 1–6 2–6
Winner 3. Jun. 27, 1999 United States Easton Hard Philippines Maricris Fernandez 7–5 6–2
Winner 4. Jul. 4, 1999 Canada Montreal Hard Sweden Kristina Triska 7–6 7–6
Winner 5. Apr. 23, 2000 Mexico San Luis Potosi Clay Colombia Catalina Castaño 6–4 3–6 7–5
Runner-up 2. 23-Oct-2000 United States Dallas, United States Hard United States Jennifer Hopkins 2–6 1–6
Winner 6. Oct. 28, 2001 United States Dallas Hard Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina 5–7 6–2 6–0
Runner-up 3. 29-Oct-2001 United States Hayward, California Hard Kazakhstan Irina Selyutina 5-7 4-6
Winner 7. Apr. 28, 2002 United States Dothan Clay United States Liezel Huber 7–6 4–6 6–1
Runner-up 4. 22-Apr-2003 United States Dothan Clay Japan Akiko Morigami 3-6 4-6
Runner-up 5. 22-Sep-2003 United States Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States Hard Puerto Rico Kristina Brandi 2-6, 2-6
Winner 8. Apr. 24, 2005 United States Dothan Clay United States Varvara Lepchenko 2–6 6–2 6–4
Winner 9. Feb. 27, 2006 United States St. Paul Hard (I) Luxembourg Claudine Schaul 6–1 6–2
Runner-up 6. 25-Apr-2006 United States Lafayette, United States Clay Ukraine Yuliana Fedak 7-5, 2-6, 4-6
Winner 10. Oct. 8, 2006 United States Troy Hard United States Ahsha Rolle 7–5 6–0
Winner 11. 07-Jul-2008 United States Allentown, Pennsylvania Hard United States Amanda Fink 6-2 6-0

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Milagros’ racquet is the Head Microgel Extreme. She wears Lacoste clothing and Fila shoes.

Personal[edit]

Milagros currently resides in San Diego, USA, with her husband, Stephen Huss, whom she married in the Dandenong Ranges, near Melbourne Australia, on December 29, 2009.

She was born on the same day as Martina Hingis. She also played team competition for the German tennis club TC RW Dinslaken for several years in the 1990s.

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