Sanchez-Vicario, Arantxa   ESPN




Height: 5-foot-7
Weight:  124 lbs.
Plays: Right-handed


Born: Dec. 18, 1971, Barcelona, Spain
Career Titles: 29
Career Highlights
Spain
GRAND SLAM TITLES:
Australian Open:
French Open: 1989, 1994, 1998
Wimbledon: 1992
U.S. Open: 1994



  CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2002
• Fell in the first round of the Australian Open -- her worst result there in 11 appearances.

• Reached her only final of the year in Brussels but lost to Myriam Casanova 6-4, 2-6, 1-6.

• Won doubles titles at Doha, Amelia Island, Sopot, Helsinki, New Haven and Tokyo.

• Helped Spain reach the Fed Cup final, where she set records for most Fed Cup matches with 100, the most Fed Cup ties at 58 and most and tied Conchita Martinez for most Fed Cup finals appearances with 10.

• On Nov. 12, retired from professional tennis.

2001
• Won her first title in more than a year at Porto, Portugal, by defeating Magui Serna, 6-3, 6-1.

• Won her second title of the year at the Spanish Open defeating Angeles Montolio, 7-5, 6-0.

2000
• Did not win a title this year and it is the second time in the past four seasons that has happened.

• She reached the final of two tournaments -- the Family Circle Cup and Betty Barclay Cup -- both on clay.

 Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
• Lost in opening round of Chase Championships to Kim Clijsters.

1999
• Made it to the quarterfinals of the adidas International before falling to Barbara Schett, 1-6, 6-1, 6-0.

1998
Won her third French Open championship with an emotional 7-6, 0-6, 6-2 victory over Monica Seles.

• Beat Venus Willams 6-1, 6-3 to win the Sydney International.

1997
Dropped a semifinal decision to Jana Novotna at Wimbledon.

1996
Won just two tournaments and posted runner-up finishes in six other events, including Wimbledon and the French Open.

Winner of more than $1.8 million in 1996, and over $11 million in her career.

Ranks only behind Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf in career winnings.

Lost to Chanda Rubin in an epic three-set quarterfinal match at the Australian Open.

1995
Rose to No. 1 in the WTA rankings for the first time in her career on Feb. 6.

First Spanish professional tennis player ever to hold a world No. 1 ranking.

• Won ESPY award for Outstanding Women's Tennis Performer.

1994
Won the French and U.S. Opens, her second and third career majors respectively.

1989
Won her first Grand Slam title when she upset Steffi Graf in three sets to become the youngest French Open champion at 17 years, six months.