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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old Nov 21st, 2009, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Virginia Ruano Pascual Appreciation Thread

A thread for Vivi since she is retiring and since no one has created one for her. Although it isn't officially official, it's almost certain sadly. She has had a great year and career. She was an amazing doubles player.

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YE #1 in 2003 and 2004.

2001 Roland Garros

2001 Roland Garros Mixed Doubles

2002 Roland Garros

2002 USO

2003 USO

2003 YEC

2004 Australian Open

2004 Roland Garros

2004 Athens Olympics Silver Medalist

2004 USO

2005 Roland Garros

2008 Roland Garros

2008 Beijing Olympics Silver Medalist

2009 Roland Garros


Grand Slam Finals
2000 Roland Garros losing to Martina Hingis/Mary Pierce
2002 Wimbledon losing to Venus and Serena Williams
2003 Australian Open losing to Venus and Serena Williams
2003 Roland Garros losing to Kim Clijsters/Ai Sugiyama
2003 Wimbledon losing to Kim Clijsters/Ai Sugiyama
2006 Wimbledon losing to Zi Yan/Jie Zheng


Loyal member to Fed Cup. Apart of the winning teams in 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1998.


She has won 43 WTA Doubles Titles
Winner (43): 2009 - Roland Garros (w/Medina Garrigues); 2008 - Hobart, Roland Garros, Portoroz (all w/Medina Garrigues); 2007 - Stockholm (w/Medina Garrigues); 2006 - Los Angeles, Beijing, Seoul (all w/Suárez); 2005 - Dubai, Indian Wells, Roland Garros (all w/Suárez), Charleston, San Diego (both w/Martínez); 2004 - Australian Open, Indian Wells, Charleston, Roland Garros, US Open, Luxembourg (all w/Suárez); 2003 - Charleston, Berlin, New Haven, US Open, Tour Championships (all w/Suárez); 2002 - Bogota, Acapulco, Rome, Roland Garros, Montréal, US Open, Bahia (all w/Suárez), Bali (w/Black); 2001 - Antwerp (w/Callens), Madrid, Roland Garros (both w/Suárez), Knokke-Heist (w/Serna); 2000 - Hilton Head, Sopot (both w/Suárez); 1999 - Madrid (w/Suárez); 1998 - Hobart, Budapest, Rome (all w/Suárez);

In Singles she has won 3 WTA Singles Titles.
Winner (3): 2003 - Tashkent; 2001 - ITF/Sarasota, FL-USA; 1998 - Budapest; 1997 - Cardiff; 1996 - ITF/Bronx, NY-USA; 1995 - ITF/Zaragoza-ESP; 1992 - ITF/Bilbao-ESP.


In Singles her best results at the slams were:
AO - QF (2003)
RG - QF (1995)
W - R4 (1998)
USO - R3 (1998, 1999, 2001)

With her highest rank of 28.



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One of the very, very best Spanish players ever

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Best spanish doubles player ever
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She is the Spanish Doubles Queen

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I'm impressed by her slam results - two quarterfinals for a player who only got as high as 28 is pretty great!

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I get so sad when I see those pics of her trophies with Paola (especially RG)
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She's had a great career! Happy trails, Vivi!

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apparently she's not done just yet. She's playing the Australian w/ Mirza
http://www.espnstar.com/tennis/news/...ympics’/
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LOL always expect an official communication
Vamos Vivi let's go for Wimbledon

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Told you she wanted to keep playing. Wonder why she's not going to play with Anabel.
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I'm so happy Two of my favourites playing together

I was actually a bit dubious of the retirement because there was no official announcement and it just sounded as though some blogger made it up from the Vivibel split.

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cool news

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Re: Virginia Ruano Pascual Retiring Rememberance Thread

I was certain she was retiring after her RG speech but I am so happy she is still playing!

Mirza/Ruano-Pascual should be a dangerous combo for any team. They have played once before in Kolkata and made the semis there in 2005.
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Re: Virginia Ruano Pascual Retiring Rememberance Thread

Well glad I was wrong
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