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Virginia Ruano Pascual

Virginia Ruano Pascual
Country (sports)  Spain
Residence Madrid, Spain
Born (1973-09-21) 21 September 1973
Madrid, Spain
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro January 1992
Retired 2010
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $6,076,081
Singles
Career record 395–353
Career titles 3 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking No. 28 (12 April 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (2003)
French Open QF (1995)
Wimbledon 4R (1998)
US Open 3R (1998–99, 2001)
Doubles
Career record 596–272
Career titles 43 WTA, 10 ITF
Highest ranking No. 1 (8 September 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2004)
French Open W (2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009)
Wimbledon F (2002, 2003, 2006)
US Open W (2002, 2003, 2004)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games Silver medal (2004, 2008)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2004)
French Open W (2001)
Wimbledon SF (2009)
US Open QF (2003)
Last updated on: 20 December 2011.

Virginia Ruano Pascual (born 21 September 1973) is a Spanish former professional tennis player. She was born in Madrid, Spain.

She has won three career singles titles but she has been more successful in doubles where she has won 43 titles, including 10 Grand Slam titles (eight partnering Paola Suárez of Argentina and two partnering Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain)

Between 2002 and 2004 Virginia and Paola reached nine consecutive Grand Slam finals (won five, lost four) and they reached at least the semi-finals of the last twelve Grand Slam tournaments they played in (winning run came to an end when they lost in the Wimbledon semi-finals).

Contents

  • Personal life 1
  • Grand Slam finals 2
    • Doubles: 16 (10–6) 2.1
    • Mixed doubles: 1 (1–0) 2.2
  • WTA Tour Finals 3
    • Singles 3 (3–0) 3.1
    • Doubles 78 (43–35) 3.2
  • Singles performance timeline 4
  • Women's Doubles performance timeline 5
  • Awards 6
  • External links 7

Personal life

Her father, Juan Manuel, works for Iberia Airlines; her mother, Virginia, is a housewife. Her brother, Juan Ramon, is a tennis pro at a club and also serves as her coach and her sister, Marbella, works in administration. Initially, she hyphenated her family names, but she has omitted the hyphen since 1998.

Her hobbies include listening to music, watching sports (especially handball) and going to movies, especially those of Kevin Costner. She considers paella her favorite food and likes traveling to Hawaii.

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 16 (10–6)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2000 French Open Clay Paola Suárez Martina Hingis
Mary Pierce
6–2, 6–4
Winner 2001 French Open Clay Paola Suárez Jelena Dokić
Conchita Martínez
6–2, 6–1
Winner 2002 French Open Clay Paola Suárez Lisa Raymond
Rennae Stubbs
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 2002 Wimbledon Grass Paola Suárez Serena Williams
Venus Williams
6–2, 7–5
Winner 2002 US Open Hard Paola Suárez Elena Dementieva
Janette Husárová
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 2003 Australian Open Hard Paola Suárez Serena Williams
Venus Williams
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 2003 French Open Clay Paola Suárez Kim Clijsters
Ai Sugiyama
6–7(5), 6–2, 9–7
Runner-up 2003 Wimbledon Grass Paola Suárez Kim Clijsters
Ai Sugiyama
6–4, 6–4
Winner 2003 U.S. Open Hard Paola Suárez Svetlana Kuznetsova
Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–2
Winner 2004 Australian Open Hard Paola Suárez Svetlana Kuznetsova
Elena Likhovtseva
6–4, 6–3
Winner 2004 French Open Clay Paola Suárez Svetlana Kuznetsova
Elena Likhovtseva
6–0, 6–3
Winner 2004 U.S. Open Hard Paola Suárez Svetlana Kuznetsova
Elena Likhovtseva
6–4, 7–5
Winner 2005 French Open Clay Paola Suárez Cara Black
Liezel Huber
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 2006 Wimbledon Grass Paola Suárez Yan Zi
Zheng Jie
6–3, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 2008 French Open Clay Anabel Medina Garrigues Casey Dellacqua
Francesca Schiavone
2–6, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 2009 French Open Clay Anabel Medina Garrigues Victoria Azarenka
Elena Vesnina
6–1, 6–1

Mixed doubles: 1 (1–0)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 2001 French Open Clay Tomás Carbonell Jaime Oncins
Paola Suárez
7–5, 6–3

WTA Tour Finals

Singles 3 (3–0)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0/0)
Olympic Gold (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (0/0)
Tier III (0/0)
Tier IV & V (3/0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 18 May 1997 Cardiff Clay Alexia Dechaume-Balleret 6–1, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 2. 26 April 1998 Budapest Clay Silvia Farina Elia 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 3. 12 October 2003 Tashkent Hard Saori Obata 6–2, 7–6(2)

Doubles 78 (43–35)

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (10/6)
Olympic Gold (0/2)
WTA Championships (1/0)
Tier I (11/11) Premier Mandatory (0/0)
Tier II (5/6) Premier 5 (0/0)
Tier III (7/4) Premier (1/0)
Tier IV & V (8/5) International (0/1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 18 January 1998 Hobart Hard Paola Suárez Julie Halard-Decugis
Janette Husárová
7–6(6), 6–3
Winner 2. 26 April 1998 Budapest Clay Paola Suárez Cătălina Cristea
Laura Montalvo
4–6, 6–1, 6–1
Winner 3. 10 May 1998 Rome Clay Paola Suárez Amanda Coetzer
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–6(1), 6–4
Runner-up 1. 25 April 1999 Budapest Clay Laura Montalvo Evgenia Kulikovskaya
Sandra Načuk
6–3, 6–4
Winner 4. 23 May 1999 Madrid Clay Paola Suárez Maria Fernanda Landa
Marlene Weingärtner
6–2, 0–6, 6–0
Winner 5. 23 April 2000 Hilton Head Clay Paola Suárez Conchita Martínez
Patricia Tarabini
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 11 June 2000 French Open Clay Paola Suárez Martina Hingis
Mary Pierce
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 10 July 2000 Palermo Clay Ruxandra Dragomir Silvia Farina Elia
Rita Grande
6–4, 0–6, 7–6(6)
Winner 6. 23 July 2000 Sopot Clay Paola Suárez Åsa Carlsson
Rita Grande
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 21 August 2000 New Haven Hard Paola Suárez Julie Halard-Decugis
Ai Sugiyama
6–4, 5–7, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 7 January 2001 Hobart Hard Ruxandra Dragomir Elena Likhovtseva
Cara Black
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 4 March 2001 Acapulco Clay Paola Suárez Anabel Medina Garrigues
María José Martínez Sánchez
6–4, 6–7(5), 7–5
Runner-up 7. 11 March 2001 Indian Wells Hard Paola Suárez Nicole Arendt
Ai Sugiyama
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 22 April 2001 Charleston Clay Paola Suárez Lisa Raymond
Rennae Stubbs
5–7, 7–6(5), 6–3
Winner 7. 20 May 2001 Antwerp Clay Els Callens Kristie Boogert
Miriam Oremans
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 8. 26 May 2001 Madrid Clay Paola Suárez Lisa Raymond
Rennae Stubbs
7–5, 2–6, 7–6(4)
Winner 9. 10 June 2001 French Open Clay Paola Suárez Jelena Dokić
Conchita Martínez
6–2, 6–1
Winner 10. 22 July 2001 Knokke-Heist Clay Magüi Serna Ruxandra Dragomir Ilie
Andreea Vanc
6–4, 6–3
Winner 11. 24 February 2002 Bogotá Clay Paola Suárez Tina Križan
Katarina Srebotnik
6–2, 6–1
Winner 12. 3 March 2002 Acapulco Clay Paola Suárez Tina Križan
Katarina Srebotnik
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 9. 1 April 2002 Miami Hard Paola Suárez Lisa Raymond
Rennae Stubbs
7–6(4), 6–7(4), 6–3
Winner 13. 19 May 2002 Rome Clay Paola Suárez Conchita Martínez
Patricia Tarabini
6–3, 6–4
Winner 14. 9 June 2002 French Open Clay Paola Suárez Lisa Raymond
Rennae Stubbs
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 10. 24 June 2002 Wimbledon Grass Paola Suárez Serena Williams
Venus Williams
6–2, 7–5
Winner 15. 18 August 2002 Montreal Hard Paola Suárez Rika Fujiwara
Ai Sugiyama
6–4, 7–6(4)
Winner 16. 8 September 2002 US Open Hard Paola Suárez Elena Dementieva
Janette Husárová
6–2, 6–1
Winner 17. 14 September 2002 Bahia Hard Paola Suárez Émilie Loit
Rossana de los Ríos
6–4, 6–1
Winner 18. 29 September 2002 Bali Hard Cara Black Svetlana Kuznetsova
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 13 January 2003 Australian Open Hard Paola Suárez Serena Williams
Venus Williams
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 19. 13 April 2003 Charleston Clay Paola Suárez Janette Husárová
Conchita Martínez
6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 12. 20 April 2003 Amelia Island Clay Paola Suárez Lindsay Davenport
Lisa Raymond
7–5, 6–2
Winner 20. 11 May 2003 Berlin Clay Paola Suárez Kim Clijsters
Ai Sugiyama
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 13. 8 June 2003 French Open Clay Paola Suárez Kim Clijsters
Ai Sugiyama
6–7(5), 6–2, 9–7
Runner-up 14. 6 July 2003 Wimbledon Grass Paola Suárez Kim Clijsters
Ai Sugiyama
6–4, 6–4
Winner 21. 23 August 2003 New Haven Hard Paola Suárez Alicia Molik
Magüi Serna
7–6(6), 6–3
Winner 22. 7 September 2003 US Open Hard Paola Suárez Svetlana Kuznetsova
Martina Navratilova
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 15. 19 October 2003 Zürich Hard (i) Paola Suárez Kim Clijsters
Ai Sugiyama
7–6(3), 6–2
Winner 23. 10 November 2003 Los Angeles Hard (i) Paola Suárez Kim Clijsters
Ai Sugiyama
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 16. 5 January 2004 Auckland Hard Paola Suárez Mervana Jugić-Salkić
Jelena Kostanić Tošić
7–6(6), 3–6, 6–1
Winner 24. 1 February 2004 Australian Open Hard Paola Suárez Svetlana Kuznetsova
Elena Likhovtseva
6–4, 6–3
Winner 25. 21 March 2004 Indian Wells Hard Paola Suárez Svetlana Kuznetsova
Elena Likhovtseva
6–1, 6–2
Winner 26. 18 April 2004 Charleston Clay Paola Suárez Martina Navratilova
Lisa Raymond
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 17. 10 May 2004 Rome Clay Paola Suárez Nadia Petrova
Meghann Shaughnessy
2–6, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 27. 3 June 2004 French Open Clay Paola Suárez Svetlana Kuznetsova
Elena Likhovtseva
6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 18. 19 July 2004 Los Angeles Hard Conchita Martínez Nadia Petrova
Meghann Shaughnessy
6–7(2), 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 19. 26 July 2004 San Diego Hard Paola Suárez Cara Black
Rennae Stubbs
4–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 20. 22 August 2004 Olympic Games Hard Conchita Martínez Sun Tiantian
Li Ting
6–3, 6–3
Winner 28. 11 September 2004 US Open Hard Paola Suárez Svetlana Kuznetsova
Martina Navratilova
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 21. 17 October 2004 Moscow Carpet Paola Suárez Anastasia Myskina
Vera Zvonareva
6–3, 4–6, 6–2
Runner-up 22. 24 October 2004 Zürich Hard (i) Paola Suárez Cara Black
Rennae Stubbs
6–4, 6–4
Winner 29. 31 October 2004 Luxembourg City Hard (i) Paola Suárez Jill Craybas
Marlene Weingärtner
6–1, 6–7(1), 6–3
Winner 30. 5 March 2005 Dubai Hard Paola Suárez Svetlana Kuznetsova
Alicia Molik
6–7(7), 6–2, 6–1
Winner 31. 19 March 2005 Indian Wells Hard Paola Suárez Nadia Petrova
Meghann Shaughnessy
7–6(3), 6–1
Winner 32. 17 April 2005 Charleston Clay Conchita Martínez Iveta Benešová
Květa Peschke
6–1, 6–4
Winner 33. 4 June 2005 French Open Clay Paola Suárez Cara Black
Liezel Huber
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 34. 7 August 2005 San Diego Hard Conchita Martínez Daniela Hantuchová
Ai Sugiyama
6–7(7), 6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 23. 15 August 2005 Toronto Hard Conchita Martínez Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Martina Navrátilová
5–7, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 24. 9 October 2005 Bangkok Hard Conchita Martínez Shinobu Asagoe
Gisela Dulko
6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 25. 30 October 2005 Linz Hard (i) Conchita Martínez Gisela Dulko
Květa Peschke
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 26. 17 January 2006 Sydney Hard Paola Suárez Corina Morariu
Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 5–7, 6–2
Runner-up 27. 18 March 2006 Indian Wells Hard Meghann Shaughnessy Lisa Raymond
Samantha Stosur
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 28. 16 April 2006 Charleston Clay Meghann Shaughnessy Lisa Raymond
Samantha Stosur
3–6, 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 29. 8 July 2006 Wimbledon Grass Paola Suárez Zheng Jie
Yan Zi
6–3, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 35. 13 August 2006 Los Angeles Hard Paola Suárez Daniela Hantuchová
Ai Sugiyama
6–3, 6–4
Winner 36. 24 September 2006 Beijing Hard Paola Suárez Anna Chakvetadze
Elena Vesnina
6–2, 6–4
Winner 37. 1 October 2006 Seoul Hard Paola Suárez Chia-jung Chuang
Mariana Díaz-Oliva
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 30. 13 January 2007 Hobart Hard Anabel Medina Garrigues Elena Likhovtseva
Elena Vesnina
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 31. 9 April 2007 Amelia Island Clay Anabel Medina Garrigues Mara Santangelo
Katarina Srebotnik
6–3, 7–6(4)
Runner-up 32. 18 June 2007 ‘s-Hertogenbosch Grass Anabel Medina Garrigues Chan Yung-Jan
Chuang Chia-Jung
7–5, 6–2
Winner 38. 5 August 2007 Stockholm Hard Anabel Medina Garrigues Chin-Wei Chan
Tetiana Luzhanska
6–1, 5–7, [10–6]
Winner 39. 11 January 2008 Hobart Hard Anabel Medina Garrigues Eleni Daniilidou
Jasmin Wöhr
6–2, 6–4
Winner 40. 6 June 2008 French Open Clay Anabel Medina Garrigues Casey Dellacqua
Francesca Schiavone
2–6, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 33. 15 June 2008 Birmingham Grass Séverine Brémond Cara Black
Liezel Huber
6–2, 6–1
Winner 41. 27 July 2008 Portorož Hard Anabel Medina Garrigues Vera Dushevina
Ekaterina Makarova
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 34. 17 August 2008 Olympic Games Hard Anabel Medina Garrigues Serena Williams
Venus Williams
6–2, 6–0
Runner-up 35. 6 April 2009 Marbella Clay Anabel Medina Garrigues Klaudia Jans
Alicja Rosolska
6–3, 6–3
Winner 42. 5 June 2009 French Open Clay Anabel Medina Garrigues Victoria Azarenka
Elena Vesnina
6–1, 6–1
Winner 43. 22 May 2010 Warsaw Clay Meghann Shaughnessy Cara Black
Yan Zi
6–3, 6–4

Singles performance timeline

Tournament 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Australian Open A A 1R A 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 3R 1R QF 2R 1R 4R 2R 3R 2R A
French Open LQ LQ LQ QF 1R 3R 3R 1R A 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R LQ 1R 2R LQ
Wimbledon A A A 1R 1R 2R 4R 1R A 2R 2R 1R 3R 1R 2R 3R 2R LQ A
US Open 1R 1R A 1R 1R 1R 3R 3R 2R 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R A A

Women's Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 SR W–L
Australian Open A A A A A A A QF 2R 2R 2R QF 3R F W 1R QF 1R SF 3R 3R 1 / 14 32–13
French Open A A 1R 2R 2R A A 1R 2R 2R F W W F W W 2R QF W W 1R 6 / 17 55–11
Wimbledon A A A A A A 1R 1R 2R 3R QF SF F F SF A F 3R 3R SF 2R 0 / 14 38–14
US Open A A 2R A 1R A 1R 2R SF 2R 1R 3R W W W SF QF 3R SF 3R A 3 / 16 42–13

Awards

  • Named WTA Tour Doubles Team of the Year for third straight year for 2004 with partner Paola Suárez.
  • With partner Paola Suárez, received Premio Consagración Clarín al Mérito Deportivo 2003, an award presented to Argentine athletes for their achievements
  • With partner Paola Suárez, named 2002 WTA Tour Doubles Team of the Year and 2002 ITF Women's Doubles World Champions
  • In 1993 helped Spain recapture the Fed Cup title and defend it in 1994

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