Fabiola Zuluaga

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Fabiola Zuluaga
Fabiola Zuluaga RG 2005.JPG
French Open 2005
Country (sports) Colombia
ResidenceBogotá, Colombia
Born (1979-01-07) 7 January 1979 (age 41)
Cúcuta, Colombia
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Turned pro1994
Retired2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,358,668
Singles
Career record298–189
Career titles5 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 16 (17 January 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (2004)
French Open4R (2004)
Wimbledon2R (2003)
US Open3R (2003, 2004)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games3R (2000, 2004)
Doubles
Career record51–56
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 128 (1 February 1999)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (2004)
WimbledonQ1 (1998)
US OpenQ1 (1998)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2004)

Fabiola Zuluaga (born 7 January 1979) is a retired tennis player from Colombia. She reached the Australian Open semifinals in 2004 and became the first Colombian tennis player to reach a Grand Slam semifinal. Fabiola is one of the most successful tennis players that Colombia has had (see Iván Molina).[1]

Fabiola won a record seven singles titles in Bogotá, of which five were on the WTA Tour and three on the ITF Women's Circuit. She retired from the professional tour on 9 September 2005.[2]

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 6 (5 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (5–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (5–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. Feb 1999 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Greece Christína Papadáki 6–1, 6–3
Winner 2. Oct 1999 São Paulo, Brasil Clay Austria Patricia Wartusch 7–5, 4–6, 7–5
Runner-up 3. May 2000 Madrid, Spain Clay Spain Gala León García 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 4. Feb 2002 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik 6–1, 6–4
Winner 5. Feb 2003 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues 6–3, 6–2
Winner 6. Feb 2004 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo 3–6, 6–4, 6–2

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. Sep 2002 Quebec, Canada Clay Argentina María Emilia Salerni United States Samantha Reeves
South Africa Jessica Steck
4–6, 6–3, 7–5

ITF finals[edit]

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

Singles (9–4)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 14 February 1994 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Colombia Cecilia Hincapié 4–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 20 February 1995 Cali, Colombia Clay Mexico Karin Palme 6–0, 6–4
Winner 2. 25 February 1996 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Italy Gloria Pizzichini 6–4, 6–3
Winner 3. 23 June 1996 Bytom, Poland Clay Czech Republic Kateřina Kroupová-Šišková 3–6, 6–3, 7–6
Winner 4. 14 December 1997 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Canada Martina Nejedly 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 14 June 1998 Sochi, Russia Hard United States Meghann Shaughnessy 6–7, 7–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 5 July 1998 Orbetello, Italy Clay Argentina Mariana Díaz Oliva 6–1, 7–6
Winner 6. 6 December 1998 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Italy Adriana Serra Zanetti 6–3, 6–2
Winner 7. 13 December 1998 Cali, Colombia Clay Germany Andrea Glass 6–1, 6–1
Winner 8. 5 December 1999 Cali, Colombia Clay Brazil Miriam D'Agostini 6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 10 December 2000 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Colombia Catalina Castaño 1–4 ret.
Winner 9. 14 October 2001 Hallandale Beach, United States Clay Colombia Catalina Castaño 6–3, 3–6, 4–3 ret.
Runner-up 4. 18 November 2001 Mexico City, Mexico Hard Czech Republic Renata Voráčová 1–6, 6–7(7–9)

Doubles (2–4)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 10 June 1996 Budapest, Hungary Clay Spain Ángeles Montolio Hungary Virág Csurgó
Hungary Nóra Köves
7–5, 5–7, 2–6
Runner–up 2. 9 June 1997 Budapest, Hungary Clay Ukraine Elena Tatarkova Hungary Katalin Marosi
Argentina Veronica Stele
3–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 1 June 1998 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard United States Melissa Mazzotta Paraguay Larissa Schaerer
Switzerland Miroslava Vavrinec
6–2, 6–1
Runner–up 3. 5 July 1998 Orbetello, Italy Clay United States Melissa Mazzotta Italy Alice Canepa
Italy Tathiana Garbin
2–6, 3–6
Runner–up 4. 30 November 1998 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Colombia Mariana Mesa Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Slovakia Zuzana Váleková
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 5 December 1999 Cali, Colombia Clay Colombia Mariana Mesa Brazil Miriam D'Agostini
Paraguay Larissa Schaerer
2–6, 7–6, 6–1

Singles performance timeline[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.
Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 2R A A 1R SF 2R 7–4
French Open Q2 3R 3R A 1R 3R 4R 2R 10–6
Wimbledon Q1 1R A A A 2R 1R A 1–3
US Open 2R 2R A A 2R 3R 3R 2R 8–6
Win–Loss 1–1 3–3 3–2 0–0 1–2 5–4 10–4 3–3 26–19
Olympic Games
Olympic rings without rims.svg Summer Olympics Not Held 3R Not Held 3R NH 4–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 4–2
Premier Mandatory
Indian Wells Q2 A A A A 2R QF 4R 8–3
Miami A 3R 2R A 1R 1R 2R 3R 6–6
Win–Loss 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 5–2 5–2 14–9
Premier 5
Rome A A SF A 1R 2R 1R 1R 5–5
Montreal/Toronto A 1R 1R A QF 3R 2R 1R 6–6
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 4–2 0–0 3–2 3–2 1–2 0–2 11–11
Premier
Charleston A 1R 1R A A A 1R 2R 1–4
Stuttgart A A A A A 1R QF A 2–2
Warsaw A A A NH A QF 2R A 3–2
San Diego Q1 1R 1R A A A 1R 1R 0–4
New Haven A Q2 2R A A A A A 1–1
Moscow A A A A A Q3 1R A 0–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–2 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 3–5 1–2 7–13
International series
Sydney A A A A A A A QF 2–1
Bogotá QF W 2R A W W W SF 26–3
Acapulco A A A A A 1R A A 0–1
Madrid A 1R F A SF 2R Not Held 8–4
Quebec A A QF A 2R A A A 3–2
Hobart A A 1R A A A QF A 2–2
Florida A QF 1R A 1R A A A 3–3
Brazil NH W 2R A 1R Not Held 6–3
Win–Loss 2–1 12–2 8–6 0–0 9–4 6–2 7–1 5–2 50–18
Year-end ranking 95 48 42 277 74 38 23 84 N/A
* statistics correct as of 28 March 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colombia.com Entrevista a Fabiola Zuluaga (in Spanish) Accessed 28 October 2006.
  2. ^ Colombia.com Entrevista a Fabiola Zuluaga (in Spanish) Accessed 28 October 2006.

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