Nuria Llagostera Vives

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Nuria Llagostera Vives
Nuria Llagostera Vives Allianz Cup 1.jpg
Llagostera in-action at the 2008 Allianz Cup
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceBarcelona, Spain
Born (1980-05-16) 16 May 1980 (age 40)
Palma, Majorca, Spain
Height1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1996
Retired2013
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 2,636,375
Singles
Career record364–282 (56.3%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 35 (6 June 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2001)
French Open4R (2005)
Wimbledon2R (2004)
US Open1R (2001, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Doubles
Career record298–200 (59.8%)
Career titles16
Highest rankingNo. 5 (2 November 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2009, 2013)
French OpenSF (2010, 2012)
WimbledonQF (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012)
US OpenSF (2012)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsW (2009)
Olympic Games2R (2012)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2013)
US OpenQF (2012)
Team competitions
Fed Cup13–10

Nuria Llagostera Vives (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈnuɾja ʎaɣosˈteɾa ˈβiβes];[a] born 16 May 1980) is a retired Spanish tennis player. In June 2005, Llagostera Vives reached her best singles ranking of world No. 35. In November 2009, she peaked at No. 5 in the WTA doubles rankings.

Professional career[edit]

Vives was born in Palma, Majorca, Balearic Islands. In her career, she won two singles and 16 doubles titles on the WTA Tour. She also won the silver medal at the 2005 Mediterranean Games, losing the final to compatriot Laura Pous Tió.

She was the doubles champion at the 2009 WTA Tour Championships, playing with María José Martínez Sánchez. They defeated Serena and Venus Williams en route to a three-set victory over top seeds Cara Black and Liezel Huber.

On 11 November 2013, it was announced that she would be suspended until 7 September 2015 after testing positive for Dextroamphetamine at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford.[1][2] She subsequently announced her retirement from professional tennis on 20 November, as a result of the ban ending her hopes to play at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (2–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Sep 2005 Guangzhou Open, China Hard China Yan Zi 6–4, 4–0 ret.
Win 1. May 2005 Morocco Open, Morocco Clay China Zheng Jie 6–4, 6–2
Win 2. Feb 2008 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia Clay Argentina María Emilia Salerni 6–0, 6–4

Doubles: 27 (16 titles, 11 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (1–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (2–4)
Premier (4–0)
International (9–7)
Finals by surface
Hard (5–4)
Clay (10–6)
Grass (1–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Aug 2004 Warsaw Open, Poland Clay Spain Marta Marrero Poland Klaudia Jans
Poland Alicja Rosolska
6–4, 6–3
Loss 1. Oct 2004 Gaz de France Stars, Belgium Hard (i) Spain Marta Marrero Italy Mara Santangelo
United States Jennifer Russell
6–3, 7–5
Loss 2. May 2005 Morocco Open, Morocco Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino France Émilie Loit
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
3–6, 7–6(8–6), 7–5
Loss 3. Jun 2005 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands Grass Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Russia Dinara Safina
6–4, 2–6, 7–6(13–11)
Win 2. Sep 2005 China Open, China Clay Venezuela María Vento-Kabchi China Yan Zi
China Zheng Jie
6–2, 6–4
Win 3. Jun 2007 Barcelona Open, Spain Clay Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Italy Flavia Pennetta
7–6(7–3), 2–6, [12–10]
Win 4. Mar 2008 Mexico Open, Mexico Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská
6–2, 6–4
Loss 4. May 2008 Berlin Open, Germany Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Zimbabwe Cara Black
South Africa Liezel Huber
3–6, 6–2, [10–2]
Loss 5. Jun 2008 Barcelona Open, Spain Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
4–6, 7–5, [10–4]
Win 5. Jul 2008 Palermo International, Italy Clay Italy Sara Errani Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
2–6, 7–6(7–1), [10–4]
Loss 6. Jan 2009 Auckland Open, New Zealand Hard Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja France Nathalie Dechy
Italy Mara Santangelo
4–6, 7–6, [12–10]
Win 6. Feb 2009 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
7–5, 3–6, [10–7]
Win 7. Feb 2009 Mexico Open, Mexico Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–4, 6–2
Win 8. Apr 2009 Barcelona Open, Spain Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
3–6, 6–2, [10–8]
Loss 7. Jul 2009 Swedish Open, Sweden Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Italy Flavia Pennetta
Argentina Gisela Dulko
6–2, 0–6, [10–5]
Win 9. Jul 2009 Palermo International, Italy Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Ukraine Mariya Koryttseva
Belarus Darya Kustova
6–1, 6–2
Loss 8. Aug 2009 Cincinnati Open, United States Hard Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
6–3, 0–6, [10–2]
Win 10. Aug 2009 Canadian Open, Canada Hard Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Australia Samantha Stosur
Australia Rennae Stubbs
2–6, 7–5, [11–9]
Win 11. Aug 2009 Connecticut Open, United States Hard Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
6–2, 7–5
Win 12. Nov 2009 WTA Finals, Qatar Hard Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
7–6(7–0), 5–7, [10–7]
Win 13. Feb 2010 Dubai Championships, UAE Hard Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Loss 9. May 2010 Italian Open, Italy Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Italy Flavia Pennetta
Argentina Gisela Dulko
6–4, 6–2
Win 14. Apr 2011 Marbella Experience, Spain Clay Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja Italy Roberta Vinci
Italy Sara Errani
3–6, 6–4, [10–5]
Loss 10. Jul 2011 Swedish Open, Sweden Clay Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
6–3, 6–3
Win 15. Jan 2012 Brisbane International, Australia Hard Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–2)
Win 16. Jun 2012 Eastbourne International, UK Grass Spain María José Martínez Sánchez United States Liezel Huber
United States Lisa Raymond
6–4, ret.
Loss 11. Oct 2012 China Open, China Hard India Sania Mirza Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Russia Elena Vesnina
5–7, 5–7

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 13 (11–2)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Location Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 24 May 1999 ITF Ceuta, Spain Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez 6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 5 July 1999 ITF Vigo, Spain Clay Spain Paula García 7–5, 6–4
Winner 3. 10 October 1999 ITF Girona, Spain Clay Spain Laura Pena 6–2, 6–3
Winner 4. 18 July 1999 Orbetello, Italy Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 30 June 2003 Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugić-Salkić 3–6, 0–6
Winner 5. 7 June 2004 Grado, Italy Clay Spain Paula García 5–7, 6–2, 6–1
Winner 6. 18 July 2004 Vittel, France Clay Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 17 August 2004 The Bronx, United States Hard Israel Evgenia Linetskaya 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 26 September 2004 Jounieh, Lebanon Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino 2–6, 6–0, 6–4
Winner 8. 30 June 2007 Getxo, Spain Hard Argentina María Emilia Salerni 6–3, 6–3
Winner 9. 3 July 2007 Valladolid, Spain Hard Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská 7–6(3), 1–6, 6–3
Winner 10. 22 October 2007 Sant Cugat, Spain Clay Hungary Kira Nagy 6–2, 6–4
Winner 11. 21 September 2008 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova 6–2, 6–3

Doubles: 10 (5–5)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 11 February 1996 ITF Mallorca, Spain Clay Spain Laura Pena Germany Julia Abe
Germany Anke Roos
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 24 May 1999 ITF Ceuta, Spain Clay Ukraine Oleksandra Kravets Spain Rocío González
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
6–7(4), 0–6
Winner 1. 23 October 2000 Saint-Raphaël, France Hard (i) Spain Ainhoa Goñi France Kildine Chevalier
Netherlands Susanne Trik
4–1, 5–4(5), 3–1 ret.
Runner-up 3. 7 October 2001 Girona, Spain Clay Italy Maria Elena Camerin Spain Eva Bes
Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
2–6, 6–4, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 3 May 2003 Maglie, Italy Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Romania Delia Sescioreanu
Romania Edina Gallovits-Hall
4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 2. 6 October 2003 Ciudad Juárez, Mexico Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino Czech Republic Jana Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Hana Šromová
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 26 September 2004 Jounieh, Lebanon Clay Portugal Frederica Piedade Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská
Czech Republic Hana Šromová
4–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 30 June 2007 Getxo, Spain Clay Spain Laura Pous Tió Spain Conchita Martínez Granados
Argentina María Emilia Salerni
6–2, 6–1
Winner 4. 6 July 2007 Valladolid, Spain Hard Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja Germany Ria Dörnemann
Germany Justine Ozga
6–0, 6–2
Winner 5. 22 October 2007 Sant Cugat, Spain Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Hungary Kira Nagy
France Aurélie Védy
6–4, 6–1

Grand Slam performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Australian Open LQ 3R 2R 1R LQ 1R 1R A LQ 1R LQ LQ A A 13–9
French Open LQ 3R 1R A LQ 4R A 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R A A 12–9
Wimbledon A 1R A A 2R 1R A A 1R 1R 1R LQ A A 4–6
US Open LQ 1R LQ LQ 1R 1R A LQ 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 4–11
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 4–4 1–2 1–1 1–2 3–4 0–1 1–1 0–3 0–4 0–3 2–2 0–0 0–0 33–35

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R 1R A A QF 3R 2R 2R QF 0 / 7 10–7
French Open A A A A 3R A 3R QF 1R SF 2R SF A 0 / 7 16–7
Wimbledon A A A A 2R A A QF QF A QF QF A 0 / 5 12–5
US Open A A A 1R 3R A A 2R QF 1R 2R SF 3R 0 / 8 11–8
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–4 0–1 2–1 7–3 8–4 6–3 6–4 12–4 5–2 0 / 27 49–27
Year-end championships
Tour Championships A A A A A A A A W A A A A 1 / 1 2–0
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held 1R Not Held 2R NH 0 / 2 1–2
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells A A A A A A A A SF QF 1R 2R QF 0 / 5 8–5
Miami A A A A A A 1R A QF 2R QF 2R A 0 / 5 6–5
Madrid Not Held QF SF 2R SF A 0 / 4 7–4
Beijing Tier IV Tier II QF QF 1R F A 0 / 4 7–4
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai Tier II A W 1R Premier 1 / 2 4–1
Doha Tier III Tier II A Not Held P SF QF 0 / 2 3–2
Rome A A A A A A A A SF F 1R 1R A 0 / 4 4–4
Montréal / Toronto A A A A 2R A 1R A W 1R SF 1R 2R 1 / 7 10–6
Cincinnati Not Held Tier III F 1R 1R SF QF 0 / 5 9–5
Tokyo A A A A A A A A 1R 1R A 1R A 0 / 3 0–3
Career statistics
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
WTA Levels & GS
Tournament Played 3 4 1 4 16 4 9 15 22 14 18 22 12
Titles 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 7 1 1 2 0 16
Finals 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 4 10 2 2 3 0 27
Overall Win–Loss 0–3 3–4 1–1 8–2 16–15 2–4 9–8 23–13 55–14 22–13 24–15 39–20 17–12 219–124
Year-end ranking
Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Career Best
Ranking 235 219 179 108 55 370 97 29 5 19 32 10 40

ITF Levels[edit]

Doubles
Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Overall
Played 3 5 5 11 13 5 7 11 13 2 0 6 1 82
Titles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 5
Finals 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 10
Win 4–3 2–5 3–5 7–11 10–12 7–4 3–6 14–8 8–13 2–2 0–0 13–3 0–1 73–73

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In isolation, Vives is pronounced [ˈbiβes].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nuria Llagostera Vives suspended". ESPN.com. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Decision in the case of Nuria Llagostera Vives". International Tennis Federation. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013.

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