Fabiola Zuluaga

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Fabiola Zuluaga
Fabiola Zuluaga RG 2005.JPG
French Open 2005
Country (sports) Colombia
ResidenceBogotá, Colombia
Born (1979-01-07) 7 January 1979 (age 40)
Cúcuta, Colombia
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Turned pro1994
Retired2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,358,668
Singles
Career record298–189
Career titles5 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 16 (17 January 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (2004)
French Open4R (2004)
Wimbledon2R (2003)
US Open3R (2003, 2004)
Doubles
Career record51–56
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 128 (1 February 1999)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (2004)
WimbledonQ1 (1998)
US OpenQ1 (1998)

Fabiola Zuluaga (born 7 January 1979) is a retired professional tennis player from Colombia. She retired on 9 September 2005.[1] She reached the Australian Open Semifinals in 2004 and became the first Colombian tennis player to reach a Grand Slam semifinal. Fabiola is one of the best tennis players that Colombia has had (See Iván Molina).[2] She now lives in Bogotá.

Fabiola won a record seven singles titles in Bogotá, of which five are on the WTA Tour and three on the ITF Women's Circuit.

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 6 (5–1)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (5–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (5–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 21 February 1999 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Greece Christína Papadáki 6–1, 6–3
Winner 2. 10 October 1999 São Paulo, Brasil Clay Austria Patricia Wartusch 7–5, 4–6, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 22 May 2000 Madrid, Spain Clay Spain Gala León García 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 4. 24 February 2002 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik 6–1, 6–4
Winner 5. 23 February 2003 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues 6–3, 6–2
Winner 6. 29 February 2004 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo 3–6, 6–4, 6–2

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 13 September 2002 Quebec, Canada Clay Argentina María Emilia Salerni United States Samantha Reeves
South Africa Jessica Steck
4–6, 6–3, 7–5

ITF Finals[edit]

Singles (9–4)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 14 February 1994 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Colombia Cecilia Hincapié 4-6, 3-6
Winner 2. 20 February 1995 Cali, Colombia Clay Mexico Karin Palme 6-0, 6-4
Winner 3. 25 February 1996 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Italy Gloria Pizzichini 6-4, 6-3
Winner 4. 23 June 1996 Bytom, Poland Clay Czech Republic Kateřina Kroupová-Šišková 3-6, 6-3, 7-6
Winner 5. 14 December 1997 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Canada Martina Nejedly 6-2, 6-1
Runner-up 6. 14 June 1998 Sochi, Russia Hard United States Meghann Shaughnessy 6-7, 7-6, 2-6
Winner 7. 5 July 1998 Orbetello, Italy Clay Argentina Mariana Díaz Oliva 6-1, 7-6
Winner 8. 6 December 1998 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Italy Adriana Serra Zanetti 6-3, 6-2
Winner 9. 13 December 1998 Cali, Colombia Clay Germany Andrea Glass 6-1, 6-1
Winner 10. 5 December 1999 Cali, Colombia Clay Brazil Miriam D'Agostini 6-0, 6-1
Runner-up 11. 10 December 2000 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Colombia Catalina Castaño 1-4 ret.
Winner 12. 14 October 2001 Hallandale Beach, United States Clay Colombia Catalina Castaño 6-3, 3-6, 4-3 ret.
Runner-up 13. 18 November 2001 Mexico City, Mexico Hard Czech Republic Renata Voráčová 1-6, 6-7(7-9)

Doubles 6 (2–4)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 10 June 1996 Budapest, Hungary Clay Spain Ángeles Montolio Hungary Virág Csurgó
Hungary Nóra Köves
7–5, 5–7, 2–6
Runner–up 2. 9 June 1997 Budapest, Hungary Clay Ukraine Elena Tatarkova Hungary Katalin Marosi
Argentina Veronica Stele
3-6, 3-6
Winner 3. 1 June 1998 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard United States Melissa Mazzotta Paraguay Larissa Schaerer
Switzerland Miroslava Vavrinec
6–2, 6–1
Runner–up 4. 5 July 1998 Orbetello, Italy Clay United States Melissa Mazzotta Italy Alice Canepa
Italy Tathiana Garbin
2-6, 3-6
Runner–up 5. 30 November 1998 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Colombia Mariana Mesa Pineda Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Slovakia Zuzana Váleková
3–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 5 December 1999 Cali, Colombia Clay Colombia Mariana Mesa Pineda Brazil Miriam D'Agostini
Paraguay Larissa Schaerer
2-6, 7-6, 6-1

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.
Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A 2R A A 1R SF 2R 7–4
French Open Q2 3R 3R A 1R 3R 4R 2R 10–6
Wimbledon Q1 1R A A A 2R 1R A 1–3
US Open 2R 2R A A 2R 3R 3R 2R 8–6
Win–Loss 1–1 3–3 3–2 0–0 1–2 5–4 10–4 3–3 26–19
Olympic Games
Olympic rings without rims.svg Summer Olympics Not Held 3R Not Held 3R NH 4–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 4–2
Premier Mandatory
Indian Wells Q2 A A A A 2R QF 4R 8–3
Miami A 3R 2R A 1R 1R 2R 3R 6–6
Win–Loss 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 5–2 5–2 14–9
Premier 5
Rome A A SF A 1R 2R 1R 1R 5–5
Montreal/Toronto A 1R 1R A QF 3R 2R 1R 6–6
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 4–2 0–0 3–2 3–2 1–2 0–2 11–11
Premier
Charleston A 1R 1R A A A 1R 2R 1–4
Stuttgart A A A A A 1R QF A 2–2
Warsaw A A A NH A QF 2R A 3–2
San Diego Q1 1R 1R A A A 1R 1R 0–4
New Haven A Q2 2R A A A A A 1–1
Moscow A A A A A Q3 1R A 0–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–2 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 3–5 1–2 7–13
International series
Sydney A A A A A A A QF 2–1
Bogotá QF W 2R A W W W SF 26–3
Acapulco A A A A A 1R A A 0–1
Madrid A 1R F A SF 2R Not Held 8–4
Quebec A A QF A 2R A A A 3–2
Hobart A A 1R A A A QF A 2–2
Florida A QF 1R A 1R A A A 3–3
Brasil NH W 2R A 1R Not Held 6–3
Win–Loss 2–1 12–2 8–6 0–0 9–4 6–2 7–1 5–2 50–18
Year-end ranking 95 48 42 277 74 38 23 84 N/A
* Statistics correct as of 28 March 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colombia.com Entrevista a Fabiola Zuluaga (in Spanish) Accessed 28 October 2006.
  2. ^ Colombia.com Entrevista a Fabiola Zuluaga (in Spanish) Accessed 28 October 2006.

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