Neus Ávila

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Neus Ávila
Full nameNeus Ávila Bonastre
Country (sports) Spain
Born (1971-07-26) 26 July 1971 (age 47)
Prize money$106,264
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 105 (17 April 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open1R (1995)
Wimbledon1R (1995)
Doubles
Highest rankingNo. 304 (11 October 1993)

Neus Ávila Bonastre (born 26 July 1971) is a former professional tennis player from Spain.

Biography[edit]

Ávila was a bronze medalist in the women's doubles at the 1991 Mediterranean Games in Athens.

In 1993 she won ITF singles titles in Bilbao and Vigo, both $25,000 tournaments, with her ranking climbing over 100 places by the end of the year.

She competed in the main draw of several WTA Tour events in 1994, including a quarter-final appearance at the Internazionali Femminili di Palermo.[1]

In 1995 her ranking peaked at 105 in the world, earning her direct entry into both the French Open and Wimbledon.

A member of Spain's Fed Cup winning campaign in 1995, Ávila featured in the quarter-final tie against Bulgaria. She partnered Virginia Ruano Pascual in a dead rubber doubles tie, which they lost to the Maleeva sisters, Katerina and Magdalena.[2]

She played her final professional tournament in 1997.

ITF finals[edit]

Singles: 7 (5-2)[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 in the final
Runner-up 1. August 14, 1989 Gangi, Italy Hard Italy Lorenza Jachia 2–6, 1–6
Winner 2. August 21, 1989 Nicolosi, Italy Hard Spain Araceli Montero 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 3. November 25, 1991 Porto Alegre, Brazil Clay Argentina Maria Luciana Reynares 1-6, 3-6
Winner 4. July 12, 1993 Vigo, Spain Clay Spain Ana Segura 7-6(7) 6-7(3) 7-6(5)
Winner 5. July 19, 1993 Bilbao, Spain Clay Brazil Cláudia Chabalgoity 6-3 6-0
Winner 6. June 6, 1994 Caserta, Italy Clay Germany Anca Barna 6–1, 6–2
Winner 7. February 20, 1995 Valencia, Spain Clay Italy Federica Bonsignori 6-3 6-2

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. August 14, 1989 Gangi, Italy Hard Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual Italy Doris Iotti
Venezuela Nelly Pardo
6-4, 3–6, 2–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennis". South Florida Sun Sentinel. 9 July 1994. p. 40. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  2. ^ "World Group 1 Quarterfinal". fedcup.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.

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