Marta Marrero

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Marta Marrero
Country (sports)  Spain
Residence Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Born (1983-01-16) 16 January 1983 (age 35)
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro 1998
Retired 2010
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$888,544
Singles
Career record 256–191
Career titles 0 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest ranking No. 47 (18 October 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4th (2001)
French Open QF (2000)
Wimbledon 2nd (2001, 2002)
US Open 1st (2000–04)
Doubles
Career record 100–115
Career titles 2 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest ranking No. 47 (18 July 2005)

Marta Marrero (born 16 January 1983) is a former professional Spanish tennis player and currently a professional padel player. In tennis she reached the quarterfinals of the French Open, won two WTA doubles titles, and also won a total of 12 ITF singles and doubles titles. Her highest singles rank on the WTA Tour was World Number 47, which she reached in 2004. Her highest doubles ranking was also World Number 47, reached in July 2005.

Since 2015 she is a professional padel player. She plays in the World Padel Tour. She has won many tournaments and she was the world number 1.

Career[edit]

Marrero turned professional in 1998. At the 2000 French Open, she reached the quarterfinals as a qualifier. In the second round, Marrero defeated Dominique Van Roost, who defeated number two seed Lindsay Davenport in the first round, 0–6, 7–5, 7–5. Reaching the fourth round, she defeated Paraguay's Rossana de los Ríos in three sets, 4–6, 6–0, 6–4. It was the first time in French Open history that two qualifiers met in the fourth round. In the quarterfinals, Marrero was defeated by eventual runner-up Conchita Martínez, 7–6 (5), 6–1. At the 2001 French Open, she lost in the third round to Kim Clijsters, who finished runner-up.

2004 saw the Spaniard win Marrero first WTA doubles title in Sopot, Poland. In the final, she and Nuria Llagostera Vives defeated Klaudia Jans and Alicja Rosolska. In 2005, Marrero won her second (and last, to date) WTA doubles title. Partnering Antonella Serra Zanetti, the team, which was seeded fourth, defeated Daniela and Sandra Klemenschits in the final.

At the 2007 U.S. Open, Marrero competed in the women's doubles competition with Selima Sfar. In the first round, Marrero and Sfar defeated Roberta Vinci and former world number one doubles player Paola Suárez in three sets. They lost in the second round, however, to Alicia Molik and Mara Santangelo, who were the 2007 French Open doubles champions.

Marrero announced her retirement from tennis in 2010 after struggling with injuries.[1]

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles: 5 (2-3)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (2-1) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0-2) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 5 August 2001 Basel, Switzerland Clay South Africa Joannette Kruger Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
6–7(5–7), 2–6
Winner 2. 14 August 2004 Sopot, Poland Clay Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives Poland Klaudia Jans
Poland Alicja Rosolska
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 3 October 2004 Hasselt, Belgium Hard (i) Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives Italy Mara Santangelo
United States Jennifer Russell
3-6 5-7
Winner 4. 21 May 2005 İstanbul, Turkey Clay Italy Antonella Serra Zanetti Austria Daniela Klemenschits
Austria Sandra Klemenschits
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 5. 31 August 2005 Budapest, Hungary Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino France Émilie Loit
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
1–6, 6–3, 2–6

Titles[edit]

Singles[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0)
Tier II (0)
Tier III (0)
Tier IV & V (0)
ITF Titles (8)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 13 September 1998 Póvoa de Varzim Hard United States Wendy Fix 6–0, 6–0
2. 18 July 1999 Getxo Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino 6–2, 6–7, 6–4
3. 19 September 1999 Otočec Clay Germany Angelika Rösch 6–2, 6–1
4. 26 September 1999 Sofia Clay Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva 6–2, 6–3
5. 26 March 2000 Taranto Clay Italy Gloria Pizzichini 6–4, 6–4
6. 23 April 2000 Gelos Clay Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues 2–6, 7–5, 7–5
7. 16 November 2003 Le Havre Clay (I) France Aurélie Védy 6–3, 6–3
8. 10 October 2004 Girona Clay Madagascar Dally Randriantefy 3–6, 7–6, 6–0

Grand Slam Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Australian Open q1 4R 2R 2R 1R 1R - - - - 0 / 5 5–5
French Open QF 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R - - q1 - 0 / 6 8–6
Wimbledon q2 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R - - - 0 / 5 2–5
U.S. Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R - q2 - 0 / 6 0–6
Grand Slam Win-Loss 4–2 6–4 3–4 1–4 1–4 0–4 - - - - N/A 15–22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "´Abandono el tenis por una lesión de tobillo´" (in Spanish). La Provincia. 23 January 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2010. 

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