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Ana Isabel "Anabel" Medina Garrigues
Anabel Medina Garrigues 2007 Australian Open womens doubles R1.jpg
Country  Spain
Residence Valencia, Spain
Date of birth 31 July 1982 (1982-07-31) (age 27)
Place of birth Valencia, Spain
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6+12 in)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb; 9.3 st)
Turned pro January 1998
Retired Active
Plays Right; Two-handed backhand
Career prize money $3,346,570
Singles
Career record 370–237
Career titles 9 WTA (6 ITF)
Highest ranking No. 16 (4 May 2009)
Current ranking No. 26 (11 January 2010)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 4R (2002, 2009)
French Open 4R (2007)
Wimbledon 3R (2006, 2008, 2009)
US Open 3R (2005, 2007)
Doubles
Career record 245–156
Career titles 13 WTA (3 ITF)
Highest ranking No. 3 (10 November 2008)
Australian Open SF (2008)
French Open W (2008, 2009)
Wimbledon SF (2009)
US Open 3R (2007)
Last updated on: 28 September 2009.
Medal record
Competitor for  Spain
Woman's Tennis
Silver 2008 Beijing Doubles

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.

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Career

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.

WTA Tour and ITF circuit titles

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Singles wins (15)

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tour Championships (0)
Tier I Event (0)
Tier II Event (0)
Tier III Event (4)
Tier IV-V Event (5)
ITF Circuit (6)
WTA International tournaments (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score in final
1. 4 April 1999 Pontevedra, Spain Hard Spain Ángeles Montolio 6–1, 6–2
2. 10 September 2000 Denain, France Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez 2–6, 7–5, 6–0
3. 15 July 2001 Palermo, Italy Clay Spain Cristina Torrens Valero 6–4, 6–4
4. 7 October 2001 Girona, Spain Clay Germany Angelika Roesch 6–4, 6–4
5. 29 June 2003 Perigueux, France Clay France Celine Beigbeder 6–1, 6–2
6. 14 September 2003 Denain, France Clay Spain Gala León García 6–4, 6–0
7. 13 June 2004 Marseille, France Clay Slovakia Ľubomíra Kurhajcová 5–7, 6–3, 6–3
8. 25 July 2004 Palermo, Italy Clay Italy Flavia Pennetta 6–4, 6–4
9. 21 May 2005 Strasbourg, France Clay Poland Marta Domachowska 6–4, 6–3
10. 24 July 2005 Palermo, Italy Clay Czech Republic Klara Koukalová 6–4, 6–0
11. 13 January 2006 Canberra, Australia Hard South Korea Yoon Jeong Cho 6–4, 0–6, 6–4
12. 23 July 2006 Palermo, Italy Clay Italy Tathiana Garbin 6–4, 6–4
13. 26 May 2007 Strasbourg, France Clay France Amélie Mauresmo 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
14. 24 May 2008 Strasbourg, France Clay Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-0
15. 2 May 2009 Fes, Morocco Clay Russia Ekaterina Makarova 6-0, 6-1

Singles runner-ups (6)

Doubles wins (16)

Legend (Doubles)
Grand Slam (2)
Tour Championships (0)
Tier I Event (0)
Tier II Event (1)
Tier III Event (2)
Tier IV Event (8)
ITF Circuit (3)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in final Score in final
1. Jul. 11, 1999 Vigo, Spain Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino Spain Patricia Aznar
Spain Ana Salas
7–5, 6–1
2. Aug. 29, 1999 Bucharest, Romania Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino Belarus Nadejda Ostrovskaya
Slovakia Zuzana Valekova
7–5, 6–2
3. Mar. 4, 2001 Acapulco, Mexico Clay Spain María J. M. Sánchez Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
6–4, 6–7(5), 7–5
4. Apr. 8, 2001 Porto, Portugal Clay Spain María J. M. Sánchez France Alexandra Fusai
Italy Rita Grande
6–1, 6–7(5), 7–5
5. 6 May 2001 Bol, Croatia Clay Spain María J. M. Sánchez Russia Nadia Petrova
Slovenia Tina Pisnik
7–5 6–4
6. Aug. 5, 2001 Basel, Switzerland Clay Spain María J. M. Sánchez South Africa Joanette Kruger
Spain Marta Marrero
7–6(5), 6–2
7. Jun. 29, 2003 Perigueux, France Clay Spain María J. M. Sánchez Croatia Lana Popadic
Madagascar Natacha Randriantefy
6–0, 6–3
8. Jul. 25, 2004 Palermo, Italy Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Slovakia Ľubomíra Kurhajcová
Slovakia Henrieta Nagyová
6–3 7–6
9. Jun. 18, 2005 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Russia Dinara Safina Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives
6–4, 2–6, 7–6(11)
10. Sep. 25, 2005 Portorož, Slovenia Hard Italy Roberta Vinci Croatia Jelena Kostanić
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
6–4, 5–7, 6–2
11. Jul. 30, 2007 Stockholm, Sweden Hard Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual Chinese Taipei Chin-Wei Chan
Ukraine Tetiana Luzhanska
6–1, 5–7, 10–6
12. Jan. 11, 2008 Hobart, Australia Hard Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Germany Jasmin Woehr
6–2, 6–4
13. Jun. 6, 2008 French Open Clay Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual Australia Casey Dellacqua
Italy Francesca Schiavone
2–6, 7–5, 6–4
14. Jul. 27, 2008 Portorož, Slovenia Hard Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual Russia Vera Dushevina
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
6–4, 6–1
15. Sep. 28, 2008 Beijing, China Hard Denmark Caroline Wozniacki People's Republic of China Han Xinyun
People's Republic of China Xu Yi-Fan
6–1, 6–3
16. Jun. 5, 2009 French Open Clay Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Russia Elena Vesnina
6–1, 6–1

Singles performance timeline

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Australian Open 2R 4R 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 2R 4R 0 / 9 10–9
French Open 1R - - 2R 3R 3R 4R 3R 2R 0 / 7 11–7
Wimbledon 1R - - 1R 1R 3R 1R 3R 3R 0 / 6 4–6
U.S. Open 1R - - 2R 3R 1R 3R 2R 2R 0 / 7 7–7
Grand Slam Win-Loss 1-4 3-1 0-1 4-4 4-4 4-4 5-4 6-4 7-4 N/A 34-30

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Australian Open - 2R 1R 1R QF 1R 3R SF 3R 0 / 8 12–7
French Open 1R - - 1R 2R SF QF W W 2 / 7 20–5
Wimbledon 1R - - 1R 3R QF 3R 3R SF 0 / 7 12–7
U.S. Open 1R - - 2R 1R - 3R SF A 0 / 5 7–5
Grand Slam Win-Loss 0-3 1-0 0-1 1-4 6-4 7-3 8-4 16-3 8-1 N/A 47-23

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