Suarez Navarro advances in Portugal Open

Suarez Navarro advances in Portugal Open

OEIRAS, Portugal, April 29 (UPI) -- No. 4-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro rolled through a first-round win Monday at the Portugal Open tennis tournament.

Cornet loses two games in WTA win in Morocco

MARRAKECH, Morocco, April 23 (UPI) -- Alize Cornet dropped just two games Tuesday in a first-round victory at the WTA's tournament in Morocco.

Schiavone earns first-round win

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 6 (UPI) -- Francesca Schiavone began the BNP Paribas Open Wednesday with only her fourth victory of the year, one that set up a meeting with No. 2 seed Maria Sharapova.

Scheepers in, Shvedova out at Brazil Cup

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Chanelle Scheepers advanced but No. 2 Yaroslava Shvedova was bounced Monday in rain-shortened first-round play at the WTA Brazil Tennis Cup.
Wozniacki picks up first-round win in Doha

Wozniacki picks up first-round win in Doha

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Caroline Wozniacki, just returned to the WTA Top 10, notched an impressive first-round win Monday at the Qatar Total Open.
Zakopalova among winners in Paris

Zakopalova among winners in Paris

PARIS, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- No. 8-seeded Klara Zakopalova rallied for a first-round victory Monday at the 21e Open GDF Suez tennis tournament in Paris.
Zheng moves to second round in Osaka

Zheng moves to second round in Osaka

OSAKA, Japan, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Zheng Jie survived a long three-set challenge Tuesday in advancing to the second round of the HP Japan Women's Open in Osaka.

Cibulkova, Vinci advance at rainy Tokyo

TOKYO, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Seeded players Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia and Italy's Roberta Vinci each notched opening day wins Sunday at a rain-shortened Pan Pacific Open.
Wozniacki, Kanepi claim wins in Seoul

Wozniacki, Kanepi claim wins in Seoul

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki and third-seed Kaia Kanepi rolled through first-round victories Tuesday at the Korea Open tennis championship in Seoul

Azarenka, Stosur advance at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Victoria Azarenka and defending champion Samantha Stosur were among the winners Monday in a rain-filled first day of the 2012 U.S. Open.

Jankovic, Schiavone fall in Cincy upsets

CINCINNATI, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Seeded players Jelena Jankovic and Francesca Schiavone each were eliminated by way of upset Monday on the first day of the Western & Southern Open.

Rain halts play at Swedish Open

BASTAD, Sweden, July 19 (UPI) -- Four second-round matches, including one involving third-seeded Anabel Medina Garrigues, were rained out Thursday at the Sony Swedish Open.
Goerges heads into Swedish Open 2nd round

Goerges heads into Swedish Open 2nd round

BASTAD, Sweden, July 17 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Julia Goerges lost just four games Tuesday in advancing out of the first round of the Sony Swedish Open tennis tournament.

Medina Garrigues falls in Palermo upset

PALERMO, Italy, July 10 (UPI) -- Five-time champ Anabel Medina Garrigues fell in an upset Tuesday but top-seeded Sara Errani advanced to the second round at the Palermo Women's International.

Hercog falls, Cornet advances at Palermo

PALERMO, Italy, July 9 (UPI) -- Last year's runner-up Polona Hercog took and early fall while No. 7 seed Alize Cornet advanced Monday at the Palermo Women's International event.
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Anabel Medina Garrigues
Lindsey Davenport (USA) waves to the crowds after defeating Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain 6-3, 6-2 at the US Open at the National Tennis Center on September 3, 2005 in New York City. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)

Ana Isabel Medina Garrigues (born 31 July 1982 in Torrent, Valencia), better known as Anabel Medina, is a Spanish female tennis player. She reached a career high WTA Tour ranking of No. 16 on 4 May, 2009, and has won nine singles titles and 12 doubles titles, including the 2008 French Open and 2009 French Open with Virginia Ruano Pascual. Like many of her Spanish compatriots, she is a very crafty clay court specialist who grinds to win most of her rallies. However, unlike most of her fellow Spaniards, she prefers to play on hard courts. Currently she is the highest ranked female from her country. Sitting at Number 25 in the WTA Rankings as of October 29, 2009.

She won the WTA tournament in Strasbourg, France, beating Katarina Srebotnik in the final in May 2008, thus defending the title she won the previous year against Amélie Mauresmo. Her other singles titles came in Palermo in 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2001; Canberra in 2006; Strasbourg in 2005 and Fès in 2009.

2009 Elena Bogdan / Noppawan Lertcheewakarn  • 2008 Jessica Moore / Polona Hercog  • 2007 Ksenia Milevskaya / Urszula Radwańska  • 2006 Sharon Fichman / Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova  • 2005 Victoria Azarenka / Ágnes Szávay  • 2004 Katerina Bohmova / Michaëlla Krajicek  • 2003 Adriana Gonzalez-Peñas / Marta Fraga  • 2002 Anna-Lena Grönefeld / Barbora Strýcová  • 2001 Petra Cetkovská / Renata Voráčová  • 2000 Maria José Martínez / Anabel Medina  • 1999 Flavia Pennetta / Roberta Vinci  • 1998 Kim Clijsters / Jelena Dokić  • 1997 Cara Black / Irina Selyutina  • 1996 Alice Canepa / Giulia Casoni  • 1995 Corina Morariu / Ludmila Varmuzova  • 1994 Martina Hingis / Henrieta Nagyová  • 1993 Laurence Courtois / Nancy Feber  • 1992 Laurence Courtois / Nancy Feber  • 1991 Eva Bes / Inés Gorrochategui  • 1990 Ruxandra Dragomir / Irina Spîrlea  • 1989 Nicole Pratt / Wang Shi-ting  • 1988 Alexia Dechaume / Emmanuelle Derly  • 1987 Natalia Medvedeva / Natalia Zvereva  • 1986 Leila Meskhi / Natalia Zvereva  • 1985 Mariana Perez-Roldan / Patricia Tarabini  • 1984 Digna Ketelaar / Simone Schilder  • 1983 Carin Anderholm / Helena Olsson  • 1982 Beth Herr / Janet Lagasse  • 1981 Sophie Amiach / Corinne Vanier

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