Nuria Llagostera Vives

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Llagostera and the second or maternal family name is Vives.
Nuria Llagostera Vives
Nuria Llagostera Vives Allianz Cup 1.jpg
Llagostera in-action at the 2008 Allianz Cup
Full name Nuria Llagostera Vives
Country  Spain
Residence Barcelona, Spain
Born (1980-05-16) 16 May 1980 (age 34)
Majorca, Spain
Height 1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 1996
Retired 2013
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,636,375
Singles
Career record 364–282
Career titles 2 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest ranking 35 (6 June 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2001)
French Open 4R (2005)
Wimbledon 2R (2004)
US Open 1R (2001, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Doubles
Career record 298–200
Career titles 16 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest ranking 5 (2 November 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2009, 2013)
French Open SF (2010, 2012)
Wimbledon QF (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012)
US Open SF (2012)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2013)
US Open QF (2012)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 13–10

Nuria Llagostera Vives (born 16 May 1980 in Majorca) is a retired Spanish professional tennis player. On 6 June 2005, Llagostera Vives reached her best singles ranking of world number 35. On 2 November 2009, she peaked at world number 5 in the doubles rankings.

Professional career[edit]

During her career, she won two WTA singles and 16 doubles titles. She won the silver medal at the 2005 Mediterranean Games, losing the final to compatriot Laura Pous Tió.

She was the doubles champion at the 2009 WTA Tour Championships, playing with María José Martínez Sánchez. They defeated Serena and Venus Williams en route to a 7–6(0), 5–7, [10–7] victory over top seeds Cara Black and Liezel Huber.

On 11 November 2013, it was announced that she would be suspended until 7 September 2015 after testing positive for methamphetamine at the 2013 Bank of the West Classic.[1][2] She subsequently announced her retirement from professional tennis on 20 November, as a result of the ban ending her hopes to play at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

WTA finals[edit]

Singles (2–1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (2–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 26 September 2005 Guangzhou International Women's Open, Guangzhou, China Hard China Yan Zi 6–4, 4–0, ret.
Winner 1. 8 May 2005 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Rabat, Morocco Clay China Zheng Jie 6–4, 6–2
Winner 2. 24 February 2008 Copa Colsanitas, Bogotá, Colombia Clay Argentina María Emilia Salerni 6–0, 6–4

Doubles (16–11)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (1–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (2–4)
Premier (4–0)
International (9–7)
Finals by surface
Hard (5–4)
Clay (10–6)
Grass (1–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 14 August 2004 Sopot, Poland Clay Spain Marta Marrero Poland Klaudia Jans
Poland Alicja Rosolska
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 3 October 2004 Hasselt, Belgium Hard (i) Spain Marta Marrero Italy Mara Santangelo
United States Jennifer Russell
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 8 May 2005 Rabat, Morocco Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino France Émilie Loit
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
3–6, 7–6(8–6), 7–5
Runner-up 3. 18 June 2005 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Russia Dinara Safina
6–4, 2–6, 7–6(13–11)
Winner 2. 25 September 2005 Beijing, China Clay Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi China Yan Zi
China Zheng Jie
6–2, 6–4
Winner 3. 16 June 2007 Barcelona, Spain Clay Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Italy Flavia Pennetta
7–6(7–3), 2–6, [12–10]
Winner 4. 1 March 2008 Acapulco, Mexico Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 11 May 2008 Berlin, Germany Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Zimbabwe Cara Black
South Africa Liezel Huber
3–6, 6–2, [10–2]
Runner-up 5. 14 June 2008 Barcelona, Spain Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
4–6, 7–5, [10–4]
Winner 5. 13 July 2008 Palermo, Italy Clay Italy Sara Errani Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
2–6, 7–6(7–1), [10–4]
Runner-up 6. 5 January 2009 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja France Nathalie Dechy
Italy Mara Santangelo
4–6, 7–6, [12–10]
Winner 6. 21 February 2009 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
7–5, 3–6, [10–7]
Winner 7. 28 February 2009 Acapulco, Mexico Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–4, 6–2
Winner 8. 19 April 2009 Barcelona, Spain Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
3–6, 6–2, [10–8]
Runner-up 7. 11 July 2009 Båstad, Sweden Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Italy Flavia Pennetta
Argentina Gisela Dulko
6–2, 0–6, [10–5]
Winner 9. 17 July 2009 Palermo, Italy Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Ukraine Mariya Koryttseva
Belarus Darya Kustova
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 16 August 2009 Cincinnati, United States Hard Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
6–3, 0–6, [10–2]
Winner 10. 23 August 2009 Toronto, Canada Hard Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Australia Samantha Stosur
Australia Rennae Stubbs
2–6, 7–5, [11–9]
Winner 11. 29 August 2009 New Haven, United States Hard Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
6–2, 7–5
Winner 12. 1 November 2009 Doha, Qatar Hard Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
7–6(7–0), 5–7, [10–7]
Winner 13. 20 February 2010 Dubai, United Emirates Hard Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner-up 9. 8 May 2010 Rome, Italy Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Italy Flavia Pennetta
Argentina Gisela Dulko
6–4, 6–2
Winner 14. 9 April 2011 Marbella, Spain Clay Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja Italy Roberta Vinci
Italy Sara Errani
3–6, 6–4, [10–5]
Runner-up 10. 9 July 2011 Båstad, Sweden Clay Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
6–3, 6–3
Winner 15. 7 January 2012 Brisbane, Australia Hard Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–2)
Winner 16. 23 June 2012 Eastbourne, United Kingdom Grass Spain María José Martínez Sánchez United States Liezel Huber
United States Lisa Raymond
6–4, ret.
Runner-up 11. 6 October 2012 Beijing, China Hard India Sania Mirza Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina
5–7, 5–7

Grand Slam Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Australian Open LQ 3R 2R 1R LQ 1R 1R A LQ 1R LQ LQ A A 13–9
French Open LQ 3R 1R A LQ 4R A 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R A A 12–9
Wimbledon A 1R A A 2R 1R A A 1R 1R 1R LQ A A 4–6
US Open LQ 1R LQ LQ 1R 1R A LQ 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 4–11
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 4–4 1–2 1–1 1–2 3–4 0–1 1–1 0–3 0–4 0–3 2–2 0–0 0–0 33–35

Women's doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R 1R A A QF 3R 2R 2R QF 0 / 7 10–7
French Open A A A A 3R A 3R QF 1R SF 2R SF A 0 / 7 16–7
Wimbledon A A A A 2R A A QF QF A QF QF A 0 / 5 12–5
US Open A A A 1R 3R A A 2R QF 1R 2R SF 3R 0 / 8 11–8
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–4 0–1 2–1 7–3 8–4 6–3 6–4 12–4 5–2 0 / 27 49–27
Year-End Championship
Tour Championships A A A A A A A A W A A A A 1 / 1 2–0
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held 1R Not Held 2R NH 0 / 2 1–2
WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments
Indian Wells A A A A A A A A SF QF 1R 2R QF 0 / 5 8–5
Miami A A A A A A 1R A QF 2R QF 2R A 0 / 5 6–5
Madrid Not Held QF SF 2R SF A 0 / 4 7–4
Beijing Tier IV Tier II QF QF 1R F A 0 / 4 7–4
WTA Premier 5 Tournaments
Dubai Tier II A W 1R Premier 1 / 2 4–1
Doha Tier III Tier II A Not Held P SF QF 0 / 2 3–2
Rome A A A A A A A A SF F 1R 1R A 0 / 4 4–4
Montréal / Toronto A A A A 2R A 1R A W 1R SF 1R 2R 1 / 7 10–6
Cincinnati Not Held Tier III F 1R 1R SF QF 0 / 5 9–5
Tokyo A A A A A A A A 1R 1R A 1R A 0 / 3 0–3
Career statistics
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
WTA Levels & GS
Tournament Played 3 4 1 4 16 4 9 15 22 14 18 22 12
Titles 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 7 1 1 2 0 16
Finals 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 4 10 2 2 3 0 27
Overall Win–Loss 0–3 3–4 1–1 8–2 16–15 2–4 9–8 23–13 55–14 22–13 24–15 39–20 17–12 219–124
Year End Ranking
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Career Best
Ranking 235 219 179 108 55 370 97 29 5 19 32 10 40

ITF Levels[edit]

Doubles
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Overall
Played 3 5 5 11 13 5 7 11 13 2 0 6 1 82
Titles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 5
Finals 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 10
Win 4–3 2–5 3–5 7–11 10–12 7–4 3–6 14–8 8–13 2–2 0–0 13–3 0–1 73–73

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nuria Llagostera Vives suspended". ESPN.com. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Decision in the case of Nuria Llagostera Vives". International Tennis Federation. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 

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