Estrella Cabeza Candela

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Estrella Cabeza Candela
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Estrella Cabeza Candela in 2014
Country (sports)  Spain
Residence Barcelona, Spain
Born (1987-02-20) 20 February 1987 (age 30)
Los Palacios y Villafranca, Spain
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $476,808
Singles
Career record 400 - 266
Career titles 0 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest ranking No. 95 (13 May 2013)
Current ranking No. 601 (3 October 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q3 (2013)
French Open 1R (2014)
Wimbledon 1R (2013)
US Open 1R (2013)
Doubles
Career record 141 - 116
Career titles 0 WTA, 13 ITF
Highest ranking No. 176 (2 April 2012)
Current ranking No. 562 (3 October 2016)
Last updated on: 3 October 2016.

Estrella Cabeza Candela (born 20 February 1987) is a Spanish professional tennis player.

Cabeza Candela has won 11 singles and 13 doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On 13 May 2013, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 95. On 2 April 2012, she peaked at world number 176 in the doubles rankings. Her best result in a WTA tournament is semifinals, reached in Hobart 2014.

Early life[edit]

Cabeza Candela was born in Los Palacios y Villafranca. Coached by Gonzalo Lopez and Martin Vilar. Parents are Manuel Cabeza (tennis coach) and Estrella Candela; sister is Ana (training to be an aeronautic engineer). Began playing tennis at age 4 with father and sister. Favorite surface is clay. She started playing tennis aged 7. Best tennis memory is playing with her family. Speaks Spanish and English. Tennis idol is Monica Seles. Likes movies, reading and spending time with family and friends. Favorite actress is Angelina Jolie. Goal is to try and always play her best tennis.

Career[edit]

2013[edit]

Estrella Cabeza Candela had a break out year in 2013. She broke into the top 100 for the first time at age 26 by reaching no. 95 on 13 May 2013. Later that summer, Cabeza Candela played in her first main draw of a Grand Slam at Wimbledon. She lost in the first round to Caroline Wozniacki 6–0, 6–2. In early July, Cabeza Candela reached her farthest result in a WTA tournament by reaching the semifinals of Internazionali Femminili di Palermo losing to the Italian, Roberta Vinci, in three sets.

ITF finals (25–26)[edit]

Singles (12–14)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (5–4)
Clay (7–10)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 26 July 2004 Pontevedra, Spain Hard Spain Lucía Jiménez Almendros 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2)
Winner 1. 14 June 2005 Les Franqueses del Vallès, Spain Hard Germany Justine Ozga 7–6(7–4), 4–6, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 8 November 2005 Mallorca, Spain Clay Spain Nuria Roig-Tost 6–3, 6–3
Winner 2. 14 February 2006 Mallorca, Spain Clay Italy Stella Menna 6–4, 6–1
Winner 3. 21 March 2006 Sabadell, Spain Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez 6–3, 7–5
Winner 4. 4 July 2006 Valladolid, Spain Hard Australia Monique Adamczak 2–6, 7–6(7–3), 7–5
Runner-up 3. 27 May 2008 Galatina, Italy Clay Latvia Anastasija Sevastova 6–4, 6–4
Winner 5. 23 June 2008 Getxo, Spain Clay Netherlands Chayenne Ewijk 6–4, 6–4
Winner 6. 8 July 2008 Valladolid, Spain Hard Portugal Frederica Piedade 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 4. 16 September 2008 Madrid, Spain Hard Germany Angelique Kerber 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 23 September 2008 Granada, Spain Hard Russia Regina Kulikova 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 13 July 2009 Rome, Italy Clay Spain Eloisa Compostizo de Andrés 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 6–2
Runner-up 7. 21 July 2009 Valladolid, Spain Hard Canada Heidi El Tabakh 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 7. 31 August 2010 Mollerusa, Spain Hard Ukraine Yevgeniya Kryvoruchko 6–2, 6–4
Winner 8. 21 March 2011 Madrid, Spain Clay Romania Laura-Ioana Andrei 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 17 October 2011 Seville, Spain Clay Hungary Réka-Luca Jani 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 4 September 2012 Mestre, Italy Clay Italy Karin Knapp 6–1, 3–6, 6–1
Runner-up 10. 17 September 2012 Saint-Malo, France Clay Ukraine Maryna Zanevska 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–0
Runner-up 11. 8 October 2012 Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain Clay Spain María Teresa Torró Flor 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 12. 15 October 2012 Seville, Spain Clay Brazil Teliana Pereira 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 13. 26 March 2013 Osprey, United States Clay Colombia Mariana Duque Mariño 7–6(7–2), 6–1
Runner-up 14. 7 June 2015 Madrid, Spain Clay Spain Olga Sáez Larra 4-6 0-6
Winner 9. 28 September 2015 La Vall d'Uixó, Spain Clay Ukraine Oleksandra Korashvili 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Winner 10. 17 October 2015 Melilla, Spain Hard Spain María José Luque Moreno 6–3, 6–4
Winner 11. 8 November 2015 Vinaròs, Spain Clay Spain Noelia Bouzo Zanotti 6–2, 6–2
Winner 12. 9 April 2017 Hammamet, Tunisia Clay Chile Fernanda Brito 6–3, 7–5

Doubles (13–12)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (3–4)
Clay (10–8)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 3 May 2004 Tortosa, Spain Clay Spain Katia Sabate-Orera Spain Marta Fraga
Spain Nuria Sánchez-García
6-4, 4-6, 4-6
Winner 1. 1 November 2004 Majorca, Spain Clay Spain Adriana González Peñas Denmark Hanne Skak Jensen
Denmark Karina Jacobsgaard
6–3, 6–3
Winner 2. 5 July 2005 Getxo, Spain Clay Spain Nuria Roig Spain Anna Gil Mares
United Kingdom Tara Wigan
6–1, 6–0
Runner-up 2. 2 August 2005 Vigo, Spain Hard Spain Matilde Muñoz Gonzalves Spain Anna Font
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
2-6, 3-6
Winner 3. 7 February 2006 Mallorca, Spain Clay Spain Nuria Roig Italy Eleonora Iannozzi
Italy Stella Menna
3–6, 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 14 February 2006 Mallorca, Spain Clay Spain Nuria Roig Spain Marta Fraga
France Laura Thorpe
4-6, 5-7
Winner 4. 20 March 2006 Sabadell, Spain Clay Spain Nuria Roig Spain Marta Fraga
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 19 May 2006 Tenerife, Spain Hard Venezuela Laura Vallvaerdu-Zafra Australia Monique Adamczak
Germany Annette Kolb
6–4, 4–6, 1–6
Winner 5. 11 May 2007 Monzón, Spain Hard Argentina María Emilia Salerni France Iryna Brémond
Serbia Vesna Dolonc
6–2, 6–1
Winner 6. 30 July 2007 Vigo, Spain Hard Spain Carla Suárez Navarro Germany Ria Sabay
Germany Justine Ozga
6–1, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 24 March 2008 La Palma, Spain Hard Spain Sílvia Soler Espinosa Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer
Switzerland Stefanie Vögele
5–7, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 6. 23 June 2008 Getxo, Spain Clay Spain Sara del Barrio Aragón France Julie Coin
United States Story Tweedie-Yates
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 25 July 2009 Valladolid, Spain Clay Spain Sara del Barrio Aragón Canada Heidi El Tabakh
Spain Paula Fondevila Castro
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 8 February 2010 Cali, Colombia Clay Spain Laura Pous Tió Romania Edina Gallovits-Hall
Slovenia Polona Hercog
6–3, 3–6, [8–10]
Runner-up 9. 20 September 2010 Foggia, Italy Clay Spain Laura Pous Tió Argentina María Irigoyen
Argentina Florencia Molinero
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 18 October 2010 Saint-Raphaël, France Clay Spain Laura Pous Tió Austria Sandra Klemenschits
Germany Tatjana Maria
2–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 23 October 2011 Seville, Spain Clay Spain Lara Arruabarrena Spain Leticia Costas
Spain Inés Ferrer Suárez
6–4, 6–4
Winner 8. 1 June 2015 Madrid, Spain Clay Spain Cristina Sánchez Quintanar Spain Sílvia García Jiménez
Spain Olga Sáez Larra
4–6, 6–4, [10–7]
Winner 9. 3 July 2015 Prokuplje, Serbia Clay Australia Alexandra Nancarrow Ukraine Maryna Kolb
Ukraine Nadiya Kolb
2–6, 6–4, [10–6]
Runner-up 11. 31 August 2015 Barcelona, Spain Clay Ukraine Oleksandra Korashvili Spain Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov
Italy Gaia Sanesi
3–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 14 September 2015 Madrid, Spain Clay Spain Cristina Sánchez Quintanar Italy Deborah Chiesa
Australia Isabelle Wallace
7–6(7–4), 7–5
Winner 11. 21 September 2015 Madrid, Spain Clay Spain Cristina Sánchez Quintanar Spain María Martínez Martínez
Spain Olga Sáez Larra
6–4, 6–3
Winner 12. 12 October 2015 Melilla, Spain Hard Ukraine Oleksandra Korashvili Spain Irene Burillo Escorihuela
Australia Isabelle Wallace
6–3, 6–1
Winner 13. 2 November 2015 Vinaròs, Spain Clay Ukraine Oleksandra Korashvili Spain Alicia Herrero Liñana
Russia Ksenija Sharifova
6–2, 4–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 12. 9 May 2016 Monzón, Spain Hard Spain Cristina Sánchez Quintanar France Alice Bacquié
United Kingdom Gabriella Taylor
1–6, 1–6

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