Maria Sanchez

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Maria Sanchez
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Full name Maria Victoria Sanchez
Country (sports)  United States
Residence Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Born (1989-11-26) November 26, 1989 (age 27)
Modesto, California, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Turned pro 2011
Plays Right (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $ 363,652
Singles
Career record 149 - 124
Career titles 0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 107 (8 July 2013)
Current ranking No. 428 (24 April 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q2 (2013, 2016)
French Open Q2 (2013, 2015)
Wimbledon Q2 (2013, 2015)
US Open 1R (2013)
Doubles
Career record 161 - 82
Career titles 1 WTA, 16 ITF
Highest ranking No. 56 (26 September 2016)
Current ranking No. 63 (24 April 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2016, 2017)
French Open 1R (2016, 2017)
Wimbledon 3R (2016)
US Open 2R (2012, 2015, 2016)
Last updated on: 26 April 2017.

Maria Sanchez (born November 26, 1989) is an American professional tennis player. On July 8, 2013, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of no. 107. On September 26, 2016, she reached her highest WTA doubles ranking of no. 56.

Career[edit]

2012[edit]

In Sanchez's first full season on tour, she climbed over 530 spots in the WTA world rankings. Her first sign of promise came at the The Bahamas Women's Open $100,000 ITF in February, where, as a wildcard entry, she took out Urszula Radwańska and Eva Birnerová before falling to Bojana Jovanovski in the quarter-finals. Sanchez went on to reach the 2012 Audi Melbourne Pro Tennis Classic $50,000 ITF final, losing to Grace Min and finishing runner-up to Melanie Oudin in the race for the USTA 2012 French Open main draw wildcard. A few weeks later, Sanchez captured the 2012 FSP Gold River Women's Challenger $50,000 title in front of friends and family in Northern California, defeating Jessica Pegula in a three-set final. The win marked Sanchez's first pro title. Sanchez quickly added a second title at the Coleman Vision Championships $75,000 ITF event in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September, where she defeated American teenager Lauren Davis 6–1, 6–1.

College[edit]

Sanchez attended the University of Southern California where she was a three-time All-American in singles and doubles. She was the No. 1 collegiate player throughout the 2011–2012 season and was named the ITA Senior Player of the Year. She was upset in the NCAA Round of 16 by Mallory Burdette and reached the semi-finals of doubles with Trojan teammate Kaitlyn Christian. Sanchez graduated with a degree in Real Estate. While at USC, star quarterback Matt Barkley was quoted as saying that Sanchez was his favorite athlete on campus.

Personal[edit]

Sanchez has four older brothers and is an avid sports fan who enjoys rooting for her Northern California teams, namely, the San Francisco Giants and San Francisco 49ers. In high school, Sanchez was a two-sport star on the basketball and tennis courts at Davis High in Modesto. She eschewed offers to play college basketball in order to focus on tennis at USC. Sanchez, who is of Mexican American descent, speaks fluent Spanish and has been featured in multiple videos on ESPN Deportes Los Angeles.[1]

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (1–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. January 4, 2014 ASB Classic, Auckland, New Zealand Hard Canada Sharon Fichman Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
2–6, 6–0, [10–4]
Runner-up 1. 06 March 2016 Monterrey Open, Monterrey, Mexico Hard Croatia Petra Martić Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–4, 5–7, [7–10]

ITF Circuit Finals[edit]

Singles: 7 (2–5)[edit]

Finals by category
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2/3)
Clay (0/2)
Grass (0/0)
Carpet (0/0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. April 30, 2012 Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay United States Grace Min 4–6 6–7
Winner 2. May 28, 2012 Sacramento, United States Hard United States Jessica Pegula 4–6 6–3 6–1
Winner 3. September 17, 2012 Albuquerque, United States Hard United States Lauren Davis 6–1 6–1
Runner-up 4. November 11, 2012 Phoenix, United States Hard United States Madison Keys 3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 5. May 11, 2014 Raleigh, United States Clay Canada Heidi El Tabakh 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. November 2, 2014 Toronto, Canada Hard (i) Canada Gabriela Dabrowski 4–6, 6–2, 6–7(7–9)
Runner-up 7. February 24, 2015 Rancho Santa Fe, United States Hard United States CiCi Bellis 2–6, 0–6

Doubles: 34 (18–16)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 20 July 2009 Evansville, United States Hard United States Yasmin Schnack United States Kaitlyn Christian
United States Lindsey Nelson
4–6 6–1 10–4
Runner-up 2. 12 July 2010 Atlanta, United States Hard United States Irina Falconi United States Kristy Frilling
Israel Julia Glushko
2–6 6–2 4–6
Winner 3. 26 July 2010 St. Joseph, United States Hard United States Ellen Tsay Thailand Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
Venezuela Gabriela Paz
4–6 6–4 6–4
Runner-up 4. 27 September 2010 Las Vegas, United States Hard United States Irina Falconi United States Lindsay Lee-Waters
United States Megan Moulton-Levy
6–1 5–7 4–6
Winner 5. 12 September 2011 Redding, United States Hard United States Yasmin Schnack United States Brittany Augustine
United States Whitney Jones
7–6 4–6 6–2
Runner-up 6. 7 November 2011 Phoenix, United States Hard United States Yasmin Schnack United States Jamie Hampton
Croatia Ajla Tomljanovic
6–3 3–6 3–6
Winner 7. 30 January 2012 Rancho Santa Fe, United States Hard United States Yasmin Schnack Ukraine Irina Buryachok
Ukraine Elizaveta Ianchuk
7–6(7–4) 4–6 10–8
Winner 8. 13 February 2012 Surprise, United States Hard United States Yasmin Schnack Romania Mihaela Buzarnescu
Russia Valeria Solovyeva
6–4 6–3
Winner 9. 23 April 2012 Charlottesville, United States Clay United States Yasmin Schnack Israel Julia Glushko
Russia Elena Bovina
6–2 6–2
Runner-up 10. 28 May 2012 Sacramento, United States Hard United States Kaitlyn Christian United States Yasmin Schnack
United States Asia Muhammad
3–6 6–7
Runner-up 11. 17 September 2012 Albuquerque, United States Hard United States Irina Falconi United States Yasmin Schnack
United States Asia Muhammad
2–6 6–1 [10–12]
Runner-up 12. 15 April 2013 Dothan, United States Hard United States Irina Falconi United States Julia Cohen
Germany Tatjana Maria
4–6 6–4 [9–11]
Winner 13. 3 June 2013 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass United Kingdom Nicola Slater Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Canada Sharon Fichman
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Runner–up 14. 16 February 2014 Midland, United States Hard (i) Canada Sharon Fichman Georgia (country) Anna Tatishvili
United Kingdom Heather Watson
5–7, 7–5, [6–10]
Runner–up 15. 21 April 2014 Charlottesville, United States Clay United States Irina Falconi United States Asia Muhammad
United States Taylor Townsend
3–6 1–6
Runner–up 16. 6 June 2014 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass Canada Sharon Fichman United Kingdom Jocelyn Rae
United Kingdom Anna Smith
6–7(5–7), 6–4, [5–10]
Runner–up 17. 7 July 2014 Sacramento, United States Hard United States Zoë Gwen Scandalis Russia Daria Gavrilova
Australia Storm Sanders
2–6 1–6
Winner 18. 3 August 2014 Vancouver, Canada Hard United States Asia Muhammad United States Jamie Loeb
United States Allie Will
6–3, 1–6, [10–8]
Runner–up 19. 28 September 2014 Las Vegas, United States Hard United States Asia Muhammad Paraguay Verónica Cepede Royg
Argentina María Irigoyen
3–6, 7–5, [9–11]
Winner 20. 19 October 2014 Tampico, Mexico Hard Croatia Petra Martić Russia Valeria Savinykh
Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko
3-6 6-3 [10-2]
Winner 21. 31 October 2014 Toronto, Canada Hard (i) United States Taylor Townsend Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Germany Tatjana Maria
7–5, 4–6, [15–13]
Runner–up 22. 9 November 2014 Captiva Island, United States Hard United States Asia Muhammad Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
United States Anna Tatishvili
3–6, 3–6
Runner–up 23. 16 February 2015 Surprise, United States Hard United Kingdom Johanna Konta United States Jacqueline Cako
United States Kaitlyn Christian
4–6, 7–5, [7–10]
Winner 24. 25 April 2015 Dothan, United States Clay United Kingdom Johanna Konta Brazil Paula Cristina Gonçalves
Czech Republic Petra Krejsová
6–3, 6–4
Winner 25. 3 May 2015 Charlottesville, United States Clay Canada Françoise Abanda Ukraine Olga Ianchuk
Russia Irina Khromacheva
6–1, 6–3
Winner 26. 10 May 2015 Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay United States Taylor Townsend United States Alexandra Stevenson
Russia Angelina Gabueva
6–0, 6–1
Winner 27. 17 August 2015 Vancouver, Canada Hard United Kingdom Johanna Konta Romania Raluca Olaru
United States Anna Tatishvili
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner–up 28. October 24, 2015 Saguenay, Canada Hard (i) Canada Sharon Fichman Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu
Poland Justyna Jegiołka
6–7(6–8), 6–4, [7–10]
Winner 29. October 30, 2015 Toronto, Canada Hard (i) Canada Sharon Fichman United States Kristie Ahn
Hungary Fanny Stollár
6–2, 6–7(6–8), [10–6]
Winner 30. 31 January 2016 Maui, United States Hard United States Asia Muhammad United States Jessica Pegula
United States Taylor Townsend
6–2, 3–6, [10–6]
Runner-up 31. 08 May 2016 Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay United States Jessica Pegula Israel Julia Glushko
Russia Alexandra Panova
5-7, 4-6
Runner-up 32. 4 June 2016 Eastbourne, United Kingdom Grass United States Asia Muhammad China Yang Zhaoxuan
China Zhang Kailin
6–7(5–7), 1–6
Winner 33. 24 September 2016 Albuquerque, United States Hard Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek Belgium Elise Mertens
Luxembourg Mandy Minella
6–2, 6–4
Winner 34. 2 October 2016 Las Vegas, United States Hard Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek United States Jamie Loeb
South Africa Chanel Simmonds
7–5, 6–1

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