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Abigail Spears

Abigail Spears
File:Spears 2009 US Open 01.jpg
Spears at the 2009 U.S. Open
Country 23x15px United States
Residence Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
Born (1981-07-12) July 12, 1981 (age 39)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Height Script error: No such module "convert".
Turned pro October 2000
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$1,479,831
Singles
Career record 284–248
Career titles 0 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest ranking No. 66 (June 6, 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2005)
French Open 1R (2005)
Wimbledon 1R (2005)
US Open 1R (2004, 2005)
Doubles
Career record 399–289
Career titles 15 WTA, 21 ITF
Highest ranking No. 10 (March 2, 2015)
Current ranking No. 14 (May 4, 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2014)
French Open 3R (2004)
Wimbledon QF (2012)
US Open QF (2008)
Other doubles tournaments
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open F (2013, 2014)
Last updated on: March 27, 2014.

Abigail Michal Spears (born July 12, 1981, in San Diego, California)[1] is a professional tennis player from the United States. She made it to the final of the 2013 US Open mixed doubles with Santiago González.

Biography

2000–2011

Spears turned professional in 2000.[2] Spears reached the third round at the 2005 Australian Open,[3] and the first round at the 2005 French Open, 2005 Wimbledon tournament (where she also reached the third round in the doubles tournament with Lisa McShea) and the 2005 US Open.[4][5] She reached the third round at the 2008 Wimbledon doubles tournament with Raquel Kops-Jones, and the duo bettered that result by reaching the quarterfinals at the 2008 US Open.

Spears also qualified for the U.S. Open twice.[6] Spears achieved a singles ranking of world no. 66 on June 6, 2005. Her highest doubles ranking was world no. 11 on June 24, 2013. Spears has not won a WTA singles title, but she has won 12 WTA doubles titles.[2] She has participated in the U.S. Open doubles draw 11 times between 1998 and 2010.[6]

Spears resides in Colorado and plays right-handed.[2][7]

2012

Spears and compatriot Raquel Kops-Jones were one of the most successful doubles team of the 2012 season, winning four titles at Carlsbad, Seoul, Tokyo and Osaka. The pair also reached two other finals, and also the quarterfinals of Wimbledon.

Significant finals

Grand Slam finals

Mixed Doubles: 2 (2 runners-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2013 US Open Hard 23x15px Santiago González 23x15px Andrea Hlaváčková
23x15px Max Mirnyi
6–7(5–7), 3–6
Runner-up 2014 US Open Hard 23x15px Santiago González Template:Country data IND Sania Mirza
23x15px Bruno Soares
1–6, 6–2, [9–11]

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2012 Doha Hard 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones 23x15px Liezel Huber
23x15px Lisa Raymond
3-6, 1-6
Winner 2012 Tokyo Hard 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones 23x15px Anna-Lena Grönefeld
23x15px Květa Peschke
6-1, 6-4
Winner 2014 Cincinnati Hard 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones 23x15px Timea Babos
23x15px Kristina Mladenovic
6-1, 2-0 ret.

WTA career finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Olympic Games (0-0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. November 7, 2004 Bell Challenge, Québec City, Canada Hard 23x15px Martina Suchá 5–7, 6–3, 2–6

Doubles: 24 (15 titles, 9 runners-up)

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Olympic Games (0-0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–1)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (2–1)
Tier II / Premier (5–4)
Tier III, IV & V / International (8–4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 1. January 5, 2003 ASB Classic, Auckland, New Zealand Hard 23x15px Teryn Ashley 23x15px Cara Black
23x15px Elena Likhovtseva
6–2, 2–6, 6–0
Winner 2. August 15, 2004 Odlum Brown Vancouver Open, Vancouver, Canada Hard 23x15px Bethanie Mattek 23x15px Els Callens
23x15px Anna-Lena Grönefeld
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 1. February 19, 2005 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships and the Cellular South Cup, Memphis, United States Hard 23x15px Laura Granville Template:Country data JPN Yuka Yoshida
Template:Country data JPN Miho Saeki
3–6, 4-6
Winner 3. July 24, 2005 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters and Women's Open, Cincinnati, United States Hard 23x15px Laura Granville 23x15px Květa Peschke
23x15px María Emilia Salerni
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 4. May 10, 2009 Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal Clay 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones 23x15px Sharon Fichman
23x15px Katalin Marosi
2–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Runner-up 2. June 14, 2009 AEGON Classic, Birmingham, Great Britain Grass 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones 23x15px Cara Black
23x15px Liezel Huber
1–6, 4–6
Winner 5. September 27, 2009 Hansol Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea Hard 23x15px Chan Yung-jan 23x15px Carly Gullickson
23x15px Nicole Kriz
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 3. October 18, 2009 HP Open, Osaka, Japan Hard 23x15px Chanelle Scheepers 23x15px Lisa Raymond
23x15px Chuang Chia-jung
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. August 7, 2011 Mercury Insurance Open, San Diego, United States Hard 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones 23x15px Květa Peschke
23x15px Katarina Srebotnik
0–6, 2–6
Winner 6. September 18, 2011 Bell Challenge, Quebec City, Canada Hard 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones 23x15px Jamie Hampton
23x15px Anna Tatishvili
6–0, 3–6, [10–6]
Runner-up 5. January 7, 2012 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones 23x15px Nuria Llagostera Vives
23x15px Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–7(2-7), 6–7(2-7)
Runner-up 6. February 19, 2012 Qatar Ladies Open, Doha, Qatar Hard 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones 23x15px Liezel Huber
23x15px Lisa Raymond
3–6, 1–6
Winner 7. July 23, 2012 Mercury Insurance Open, Carlsbad, United States Hard 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones 23x15px Vania King
23x15px Nadia Petrova
6–2, 6–4
Winner 8. September 23, 2012 Hansol Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea Hard 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones 23x15px Akgul Amanmuradova
23x15px Vania King
2–6, 6–2, [10–8]
Winner 9. September 29, 2012 Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo, Japan Hard 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones 23x15px Anna-Lena Grönefeld
23x15px Květa Peschke
6–1, 6–4
Winner 10. October 14, 2012 HP Open, Osaka, Japan Hard 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones Template:Country data JPN Kimiko Date-Krumm
23x15px Heather Watson
6-1, 6-4
Winner 11. July 29, 2013 Bank of the West Classic, Stanford, United States Hard 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones 23x15px Julia Görges
23x15px Darija Jurak
6–2, 7–6(7-4)
Winner 12. August 5, 2013 Southern California Open, Carlsbad, United States Hard 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones 23x15px Chan Hao-ching
23x15px Janette Husárová
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 7. September 22, 2013 KDB Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea Hard 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones 23x15px Chan Chin-wei
23x15px Xu Yifan
5-7, 3-6
Runner-up 8. February 22, 2014 Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones 23x15px Alla Kudryavtseva
23x15px Anastasia Rodionova
2-6, 7-5, [8-10]
Winner 13. June 15, 2014 Aegon Classic, Birmingham, United Kingdom Grass 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones 23x15px Ashleigh Barty
23x15px Casey Dellacqua
7–6(7–1), 6–1
Winner 14. August 18, 2014 Cincinnati Masters, Cincinnati, United States Hard 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones 23x15px Tímea Babos
23x15px Kristina Mladenovic
6-1, 2-0 ret.
Runner-up 9. January 16, 2015 Apia International Sydney, Sydney, Australia Hard 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones 23x15px Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Template:Country data IND Sania Mirza
3-6, 3-6
Winner 15. February 28, 2015 Qatar Total Open, Doha, Qatar Hard 23x15px Raquel Kops-Jones 23x15px Su-Wei Hsieh
Template:Country data IND Sania Mirza
6-4, 6-4

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Tournament 2004 2005 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 3R 0 / 1 2–1
French Open 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Wimbledon 1R 0 / 1 0–1
US Open 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2
Win-Loss 0–1 2–4 0 / 5 2–5

Grand Slam doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1998 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 2R 1R 3R 1R 2R SF 0 / 11 9–11
French Open A A A 1R 2R 3R A A A A 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 0 / 9 5–9
Wimbledon A A A 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R A 3R 1R 1R 2R QF 3R 3R 0 / 12 12–12
US Open 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R QF 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 0 / 16 8–16
Win-Loss 0–1 0–1 0–1 2–4 2–4 2–4 2–3 0–3 0–1 5–2 1–4 0–4 3–4 6–4 4–4 7–4 0 / 48 34–48

References

  1. ^ "Abigail Spears: Profile". University of California, Los Angeles. Retrieved November 13, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Abigail Spears: Info". Women's Tennis Association. Archived from the original on December 7, 2010. Retrieved November 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ Dillman, Lisa (January 21, 2005). "Nerves Have Been Her Toughest Opponent". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 13, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Abigail Spears: Stats". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved November 13, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Wimbledon 2005 Ladies' Doubles Championship" (PDF). Women's Tennis Association. p. 3. Retrieved November 13, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Women's Bios: Abigail Spears". US Open. Retrieved November 13, 2010. 
  7. ^ Magee, Jerry (March 1, 2006). "Trials continue as slumping Spears' ranking plummets". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved November 13, 2010. 

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