María Sánchez Lorenzo

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María Sánchez Lorenzo
Country (sports)  Spain
Residence Barcelona, Spain
Born (1977-11-07) 7 November 1977 (age 39)
Salamanca, Spain
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 1994
Retired 2006
Plays Right-handed (Two handed both sides)
Prize money $1,268,365
Singles
Career record 308–283
Career titles 1 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest ranking No. 33 (5 April 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1999)
French Open 3R (1999, 2003)
Wimbledon 3R (1999)
US Open 3R (2003)
Doubles
Career record 44–59
Career titles 0 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest ranking No. 78 (19 June 2006)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2006)
French Open 2R (2006)
Wimbledon 2R (2005,2006)
US Open 1R (2006)

María Antonia Sánchez Lorenzo (born 7 November 1977) is a retired Spanish professional tennis player.

Her highest WTA ranking has been World No. 33, a position she achieved on April 5, 2004.

She played two handed on both sides, and her favourite surface was the hardcourt, being both of this unusual for a Spanish tennis player.

At the 2005 French Open, Lorenzo defeated reigning champion Anastasia Myskina in 3 sets in the first round, which became the first time the reigning champ of the French open lost in the first round.[citation needed]

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (1–2)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Tier I (0/0) Premier Mandatory (0/0)
Tier II (0/0) Premier 5 (0/0)
Tier III (0/2) Premier (0/0)
Tier IV & V (1/0) International (0/0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 8 August 1999 Knokke-Heist, Belgium Clay Czech Republic Denisa Chládková 6–7, 6–4, 6–2
Runner–up 2. 24 May 2003 Madrid, Spain Clay United States Chanda Rubin 4–6, 7–5, 4–6
Runner–up 3. 29 February 2004 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Colombia Fabiola Zuluaga 6–3, 4–6, 2–6

Doubles: 3 (0-3)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Tier I (0/0) Premier Mandatory (0/0)
Tier II (0/0) Premier 5 (0/0)
Tier III (0/2) Premier (0/0)
Tier IV & V (0/1) International (0/0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 12 July 1999 Sopot, Poland Clay Spain Gala León García Argentina Laura Montalvo
Argentina Paola Suárez
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 22 May 2000 Madrid, Spain Clay Spain Gala León García United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 1 May 2006 Estoril, Portugal Clay Argentina Gisela Dulko China Li Ting
China Sun Tiantian
2–6, 2–6

ITF Singles Circuit finals: 12 (9–3)[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 in the final
Winner 1. 17 May 1993 Tortosa, Spain Clay Spain Ángeles Montolio 6-2, 7-5
Winner 2. 27 June 1994 Cáceres, Spain Clay France Nathalie Herreman 6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 3. 24 July 1995 Valladolid, Spain Clay Germany Claudia Porwick 4-6, 2-6
Winner 4. 23 February 1997 Redbridge, United Kingdom Hard (i) Ukraine Elena Tatarkova 6-1, 6-4
Winner 5. 7 April 1997 Athens, Greece Hard (i) Portugal Sofia Prazeres 6-7(7-9), 6-1, 7-6(7-4)
Winner 6. 10 August 1998 Bratislava, Slovakia Clay Czech Republic Radka Bobková 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Winner 7. 14 September 1998 Bordeaux, France Clay Hungary Rita Kuti-Kis 6-1, 6-4
Winner 8. 15 May 2000 Porto, Portugal Clay Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Winner 9. 18 March 2002 Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Clay Austria Evelyn Fauth 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Winner 10. 29 March 2002 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Clay Hungary Melinda Czink 7-5, 7-5
Runner-up 11. 7 July 2002 Orbetello, Italy Clay Russia Evgenia Kulikovskaya 1-6, 5-7
Runner-up 12. 08 October 2005 Barcelona, Spain Clay Czech Republic Kateřina Böhmová 6-3, 3-6, 5-7

ITF Doubles finals: 3 (1-2)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 27 June 1994 Cáceres, Spain Hard Spain Mariam Ramón Climent Spain Gala León García
Spain Janet Souto
6–4, 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 11 September 2000 Bordeaux, France Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino France Virginie Razzano
Austria Melanie Schnell
6-2, 5-7, 3-6
Winner 3. 3 October 2005 Barcelona, Spain Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino Spain Conchita Martínez Granados
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
7-5, 6-7(4-7), 7-6(7-3)

Top 10 wins[edit]

Season 2005 Total
Wins 1 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
2005
1. Russia Anastasia Myskina No. 6 French Open, Paris, France Clay 1st Round 6–4, 4–6, 6–0

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