Gabriela Paz

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Gabriela Paz
Country (sports)  Venezuela
Residence Miami, United States
Born (1991-09-30) 30 September 1991 (age 25)
Valencia, Venezuela
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Turned pro 2006
Retired May 2015
Plays Right handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$50,848.
Singles
Career record 144–61
Career titles 0 WTA (8 ITF)
Highest ranking No. 230 (6 April 2009)
Doubles
Career record 36–22
Career titles 0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 299 (23 July 2012)
Last updated on: 4 May 2015.

Gabriela Paz Franco (born 30 September 1991 in Valencia) is a former Professional Venezuelan tennis player.[1] She has a career high WTA ranking of 230 and has won eight ITF titles in her career.

Career[edit]

As a junior, she reached a career high ranking of 10. She was the runner-up of the Girls' singles tournament at the 2008 US Open, where she lost to wildcard Coco Vandeweghe.[2]

Paz first played for Venezuela in the Fed Cup in 2012, playing in all five matches, winning four of her five singles and losing both doubles partnered by Adriana Pérez.[3][4]

Her most recent WTA event was at the 2012 Citi Open in Washington, D.C. where she entered the tournament ranked 280 in the world. She played in the qualifying, beating Allie Kiick in the first round. She then lost to Michelle Larcher de Brito in the final round of qualifying.[citation needed]

İn 2015 May Gabriela Paz confirmed today her retirement from professional tennis. She will become a coach now.

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles 10 (8–2)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 27 May 2007 El Paso, United States Hard Bosnia and Herzegovina Helena Bešović 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 2. 26 Jun 2007 Edmond, United States Hard Croatia Jelena Pandžić 6–3, 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 17 Jul 2007 Wichita, Kansas, United States Hard Croatia Jelena Pandžić 4–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 18 January 2009 Boca Raton, United States Clay Canada Sharon Fichman 6–4, 7–6 (7–4)
Winner 5. 8 March 2009 Fort Walton Beach, United States Hard Belarus Ekaterina Dzehalevich 1–6, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 6. 25 July 2010 Evansville, United States Hard United States Chiara Scholl 6–4, 6–0
Winner 7. 26 July 2010 St. Joseph, Missouri, United States Hard Thailand Noppawan Lertcheewakarn 6–1, 6–4
Winner 8. 28 Apr 2012 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Brazil Gabriela Cé 6–4, 6–2
Winner 9. 5 May 2012 São José dos Campos, Brazil Clay France Alize Lim 6–4, 6–4
Winner 10. 13 May 2012 Brasília, Brazil Clay Chile Andrea Koch Benvenuto 6–3, 6–3

Doubles finals: 6 (3–3)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 13 September 2010 Evansville, United States Hard Ukraine Anastasia Kharchenko United States Brynn Boren
United States Sabrina Santamaria
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 26 July 2010 St. Joseph, United States Hard Thailand Noppawan Lertcheewakarn United States Maria Sanchez
United States Ellen Tsay
6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Runner–up 3. 23 October 2011 Rock Hill, United States Hard United States Madison Brengle Croatia Maria Abramović
Brazil Roxane Vaisemberg
3–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Winner 4. 23 April 2012 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Brazil Ana Clara Duarte Brazil Gabriela Cé
Brazil Carla Forte
5–7, 6–3, 10–5
Winner 5. 30 April 2012 São José dos Campos, Brazil Clay Bolivia María Fernanda Álvarez Terán Brazil Carla Forte
Brazil Laura Pigossi
6–0, 6–3
Winner 6. 7 May 2012 Brasília, Brazil Clay Bolivia María Fernanda Álvarez Terán France Alize Lim
Bulgaria Aleksandrina Naydenova
6–2, 6–4

Junior Grand Slam Runners-up[edit]

No Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1 7 September 2008 US Open Hard United States Coco Vandeweghe 7–6 (7–3), 6–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=100069340
  2. ^ Bruno, Drew (25 July 2010). "Paz hopes to create better memories in tournament – Venezuelan native playing for singles title". Evansville Courier & Press. Scripps Interactive Newspapers Group. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Gabriela Paz at the Fed Cup
  4. ^ "Venezuela superó a Bahamas en el torneo de tenis de la Fed Cup". Deportivas. Venezolana de Televisión. 4 February 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 

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