Conchita Martínez

Conchita Martínez

Conchita Martínez
Conchita Martínez at the 2010 US Open
Full name Inmaculada Concepción Martínez Bernat
Country (sports)  Spain
Residence Barcelona, San Diego
Born (1972-04-16) 16 April 1972
Monzón, Huesca, Spain
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro February 1988
Retired 15 April 2006
Plays Right-handed (one handed-backhand)
Prize money US$ 11,527,977
Singles
Career record 739–297 (71.33%)
Career titles 33 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 2 (30 October 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open F (1998)
French Open F (2000)
Wimbledon W (1994)
US Open SF (1995, 1996)
Doubles
Career record 414–232
Career titles 13 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 7 (11 January 1993)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (1998, 2002)
French Open F (1992, 2001)
Wimbledon QF (1995, 2003)
US Open SF (2005)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games Silver medal (1992, 2004)
Bronze medal (1996)


Conchita Martínez Bernat (born 16 April 1972) is a Spanish former professional tennis player. She is the only Spanish player to have won the women's singles title at Wimbledon, where she beat Martina Navratilova to win the 1994 title. Martínez also was the singles runner-up at the 1998 Australian Open and the 2000 French Open. She reached a highest world ranking of No. 2 in October 1995. She is currently the captain of the Spain Fed Cup team and the Spain Davis Cup team.

Contents

  • Personal life 1
  • Playing style 2
  • Career 3
  • Major finals 4
    • Grand Slam finals 4.1
      • Singles: 3 (1–2) 4.1.1
      • Doubles: 2 (0–2) 4.1.2
    • Olympics 4.2
      • Doubles: 3 (2 silver medals, 1 bronze medal) 4.2.1
  • WTA Tour finals 5
    • Singles 55 (33–22) 5.1
    • Doubles 41 (13–28) 5.2
  • Singles performance timeline 6
  • WTA Tour career earnings 7
  • Head-to-head record against other players 8
  • See also 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

Personal life

Martinez currently lives in Barcelona, Spain

Playing style

Martínez used extreme topspin on her forehand and slower topspin and slice on her backhand. She was a patient baseliner who won matches by disrupting her opponents' rhythm through changes of spin, pace, depth, height, and angle. She was known for expending "plenty of time and energy securing the ball with which she had just won the previous point so she could serve it again,"[1] a major irritant to her opponents.

Career

Born in Monzón, Martínez turned professional in 1988. At the age of just 16, she reached the fourth round at the French Open in her third professional tournament. She upset Lori McNeil en route. In 1989, her breakthrough year, Martínez got rid of Sabatini to win the title at Tampa and won two other tournaments. She also reached the quarterfinals of the French Open, losing to Steffi Graf. She finished the year World No. 7. In 1990 and 1991, Martínez won a further six titles and again reached the quarterfinals at the French Open both years (losing to Graf in 1990 and Monica Seles in 1991).

The following year, Martínez was a silver medalist in doubles at the Olympic Games in Barcelona (partnering Arantxa Sánchez Vicario) and the runner-up in women's doubles at the French Open.[2] Once again, Martínez was a quarterfinalist at the French Open, losing a tight match with Sabatini. In 1992 she was runner up in Indian Wells and San Diego. In 1993, Martínez became the first Spanish woman since Lilí de Álvarez in 1928 to reach the semifinals at Wimbledon, where she lost to Steffi Graf in two sets. Martínez defeated Steffi for the first and only time in her career, at a tournament in Philadelphia in the final. At the Italian Open, Martínez became the first Spaniard to win the tournament since de Álvarez in 1930. She again reached the quarterfinals at the French Open for the fifth year in a row, losing a 2 hour, 45 minute battle with Anke Huber 6–7, 6–4, 6–4.

Martínez reached the Wimbledon singles final in 1994 already beating Lindsay Davenport in the quarter final and Lori McNeil in the semifinals where the third set went to 10–8, where she faced nine-time former Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova. Navratilova's last Wimbledon triumph had come four years earlier, but many observers felt that the 37-year-old Czech-born American was the favourite going into the match given her long track record of success on grass courts, whereas Martínez's most significant tournament victories up to that time had been on slower-playing surfaces, particularly on clay courts. Martínez, however, won the match 6–4, 3–6, 6–3 and became the first Spanish woman ever to win Wimbledon. In 1995, Martínez was a semifinalist at all four Grand Slam tournaments and reached her career-high singles ranking of World No. 2. In the Australian Open she beat Lindsay Davenport in the quarterfinals before losing to Mary Pierce in the semifinals. At the French Open, Martínez beat Sabatini in the quarterfinals before losing to Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in the semifinals. She also had a new coach that year, Carlos Kirmayr.

In 1996, Martínez became the only player to win the Italian Open singles title four consecutive years. She also partnered Sánchez Vicario to claim a women's doubles Olympic bronze medal in

External links

  1. ^ Clarey, Christopher (June 21, 2008) Strange Habits of Highly Successful Tennis Players. New York Times
  2. ^ a b c Conchita Martínez. sports-reference.com

References

See also

Players who have been ranked World No. 1 are in boldface.

Martinez's win-loss record against certain players who have been ranked World No. 10 or higher is as follows:

Head-to-head record against other players

Year Grand Slam
singles titles
WTA
singles titles
Total
singles titles
Earnings ($) Money list rank
1988–89 0 4 4 231,988 [n/a]
1990 0 3 3 248,184 17
1991 0 3 3 304,790 15
1992 0 1 1 445,768 11
1993 0 5 5 1,208,795 3
1994 1 3 4 1,540,167 2
1995 0 6 6 1,266,558 3
1996 0 2 2 1,111,401 6
1997 0 0 0 528,544 13
1998 0 2 2 903,131 10
1999 0 1 1 486,392 17
2000 0 1 1 1,067,930 6
2001 0 0 0 444,517 25
2002 0 0 0 329,316 37
2003 0 0 0 496,178 20
2004 0 0 0 395,880 31
2005 0 1 1 518,438 24
Career 1 32 33 11,527,977 18

WTA Tour career earnings

– = tournament either not held or was not classified as a Tier I event on the Women's Tennis Association tour at the time it was held.

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

A = did not participate in the tournament.

Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Career SR
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 2R A A 4R 4R QF SF QF 4R F 3R SF 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 15
French Open 4R QF QF QF QF QF SF SF SF 4R 4R QF F 3R 2R QF 2R 1R 0 / 18
Wimbledon A A A A 2R SF W SF 4R 3R 3R 3R 2R QF 3R 3R 1R 3R 1 / 14
U.S. Open 1R 4R 3R QF 1R 4R 3R SF SF 3R 4R 4R 3R A 2R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 17
SR 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 64
Year-End Championship
Virginia Slims or Chase Championships A 1R QF 1R QF QF QF QF QF 1R 1R 1R QF A A A A A 0 / 12
WTA Tier I Tournaments
Rome - - QF SF A W W W W F 3R 3R A SF 2R QF 3R QF 4 / 14
Berlin - - QF A A SF A A A 3R W 3R W QF 2R 1R 1R 3R 2 / 11
Charleston - - QF A F A W W SF SF 2R 3R SF SF 2R 3R F 1R 2 / 14
Philadelphia Not Tier I or Was Not Held W 1R QF Not Tier I or Was Not Held 1 / 3
Boca Raton - - - 2R F Not Tier I or Was Not Held 0 / 2
San Diego Not Tier I or Was Not Held 3R 1R 0 / 2
Tokyo Not Tier I or Was Not Held A A QF SF QF A A A A A A A A 0 / 3
Moscow Not Tier I or Was Not Held SF QF 1R A A A A A A 0 / 3
Miami A A SF A A A A A A A 4R 3R 4R A 2R A A A 0 / 5
Montreal/Toronto - - A A A A A A A SF QF 3R SF A A A A 3R 0 / 5
Zurich Not Tier I or Was Not Held A A A 2R A 2R A A A SF 1R A 1R 0 / 5
Indian Wells Not Tier I or Was Not Held F QF QF 3R QF 2R 2R SF QF QF 0 / 10
Chicago - - A Not Tier I or Was Not Held 0 / 0
Career statistics
Tournaments Won 1 3 3 3 1 5 4 6 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 33
Year End Ranking 40 7 11 9 8 4 3 2 5 12 8 15 5 35 34 18 42 32 N/A

Singles performance timeline

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 8 August 1988 Sofia Hard (i) Barbara Paulus Sabrina Goleš
Katerina Maleeva
1–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 17 July 1989 Estoril Clay Gabriela Castro Iva Budařová
Regina Rajchrtová
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 2 March 1992 Boca Raton Hard Linda Wild Larisa Neiland
Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–2
Winner 2. 20 April 1992 Barcelona Clay Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Nathalie Tauziat
Judith Wiesner
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 25 May 1992 French Open Clay Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Gigi Fernández
Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 28 July 1992 Barcelona Clay Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Mary Joe Fernández
Gigi Fernández
7–5, 2–6, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 24 August 1992 San Diego Hard Mercedes Paz Jana Novotná
Larisa Neiland
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 19 October 1992 Brighton Carpet Radka Zrubáková Larisa Neiland
Jana Novotná
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 7. 15 November 1992 Philadelphia Carpet Mary Pierce Gigi Fernández
Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 6–3
Winner 3. 4 January 1993 Brisbane Hard Larisa Neiland Kimberly Po
Shannan McCarthy
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 22 February 1993 Linz Carpet Judith Wiesner Eugenia Maniokova
Leila Meskhi
walkover
Winner 4. 25 April 1993 Barcelona Clay Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Magdalena Maleeva
Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere
4–6, 6–1, 6–0
Runner-up 9. 14 November 1993 Philadelphia Carpet Larisa Neiland Manon Bollegraf
Katrina Adams
6–2, 4–6, 7–6(9–7)
Runner-up 10. 25 July 1994 Stratton Mountain Hard Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Pam Shriver
Elizabeth Smylie
7–6(7–4), 2–6, 7–5
Runner-up 11. 7 May 1995 Hamburg Clay Patricia Tarabini Gigi Fernández
Martina Hingis
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 12. 14 May 1995 Rome Clay Patricia Tarabini Gigi Fernández
Natalia Zvereva
3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Winner 5. 19 August 1996 San Diego Hard Gigi Fernández Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Larisa Neiland
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 13. 11 May 1997 Rome Clay Patricia Tarabini Nicole Arendt
Manon Bollegraf
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 14. 27 July 1997 Stanford Hard Patricia Tarabini Lindsay Davenport
Martina Hingis
6–1, 6–3
Winner 6. 5 April 1998 Hilton Head Clay Patricia Tarabini Lisa Raymond
Rennae Stubbs
3–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 7. 5 April 1999 Amelia Island Clay Patricia Tarabini Lisa Raymond
Rennae Stubbs
7–5, 0–6, 6–4
Winner 8. 26 September 1999 Tokyo Hard Patricia Tarabini Amanda Coetzer
Jelena Dokić
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 15. 23 April 2000 Hilton Head Clay Patricia Tarabini Virginia Ruano Pascual
Paola Suárez
7–5, 6–3
Winner 9. 14 May 2000 Berlin Clay Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Corina Morariu
Amanda Coetzer
3–6, 6–2, 7–6(9–7)
Winner 10. 15 April 2001 Amelia Island Clay Patricia Tarabini Martina Navratilova
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 16. 28 May 2001 French Open Clay Jelena Dokić Virginia Ruano Pascual
Paola Suárez
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 17. 7 April 2002 Sarasota Clay Els Callens Jelena Dokić
Elena Likhovtseva
6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 18. 19 May 2002 Rome Clay Patricia Tarabini Virginia Ruano Pascual
Paola Suárez
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 19. 28 July 2002 Stanford Hard Janette Husárová Rennae Stubbs
Lisa Raymond
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 20. 12 January 2003 Sydney Hard Rennae Stubbs Kim Clijsters
Ai Sugiyama
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 21. 13 April 2003 Charleston Clay Janette Husárová Virginia Ruano Pascual
Paola Suárez
6–0, 6–3
Winner 11. 28 February 2004 Dubai Hard Janette Husárová Svetlana Kuznetsova
Elena Likhovtseva
6–0, 1–6, 6–3
Runner-up 22. 5 March 2004 Doha Hard Janette Husárová Svetlana Kuznetsova
Elena Likhovtseva
7–6(7–4), 6–2
Runner-up 23. 3 May 2004 Berlin Clay Janette Husárová Nadia Petrova
Meghann Shaughnessy
6–2, 2–6, 6–1
Runner-up 24. 19 July 2004 Los Angeles Hard Virginia Ruano Pascual Nadia Petrova
Meghann Shaughnessy
6–7(2–7), 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 25. 22 August 2004 Athens Hard Virginia Ruano Pascual Sun Tiantian
Li Ting
6–3, 6–3
Winner 12. 17 April 2005 Charleston Clay Virginia Ruano Pascual Iveta Benešová
Květa Peschke
6–1, 6–4
Winner 13. 7 August 2005 San Diego Hard Virginia Ruano Pascual Daniela Hantuchová
Ai Sugiyama
6–7(7–9), 6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 26. 15 August 2005 Toronto Hard Virginia Ruano Pascual Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Martina Navratilova
5–7, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 27. 9 October 2005 Bangkok Hard Virginia Ruano Pascual Shinobu Asagoe
Gisela Dulko
6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 28. 30 October 2005 Linz Hard (i) Virginia Ruano Pascual Gisela Dulko
Květa Peschke
6–2, 6–3
Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–2)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Olympic Games (0–2)
Tier I (5–9)
Tier II (5–10)
Tier III (2–3)
Tier IV (0–1)
Tier V (1–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (6–12)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (7–12)
Carpet (0–4)

Doubles 41 (13–28)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 8 August 1988 Sofia Hard (i) Barbara Paulus 6–1, 6–2
Winner 2. 6 February 1989 Wellington Hard Jo-Anne Faull 6–1, 6–2
Winner 3. 17 April 1989 Tampa Clay Gabriela Sabatini 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 28 May 1989 Geneva Clay Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere 6–4, 6–0
Winner 4. 11 September 1989 Phoenix Hard Elise Burgin 3–6, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 22 October 1989 Bayonne Hard (i) Katerina Maleeva 6–2, 6–2
Winner 5. 17 September 1990 Paris Clay Patricia Tarabini 7–5, 6–3
Winner 6. 15 October 1990 Phoenix Hard Marianne Werdel 7–5, 6–1
Winner 7. 5 November 1990 Indianapolis Hard (i) Leila Meskhi 6–4, 6–2
Winner 8. 22 April 1991 Barcelona Clay Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere 6–4, 6–1
Winner 9. 15 July 1991 Kitzbühel Clay Judith Wiesner 6–1, 2–6, 6–3
Winner 10. 16 September 1991 Paris Clay Inés Gorrochategui 6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 1 March 1992 Indian Wells Hard Monica Seles 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 8 March 1992 Boca Raton Hard Steffi Graf 3–6, 6–2, 6–0
Runner-up 5. 30 March 1992 Hilton Head Clay Gabriela Sabatini 6–1, 6–4
Winner 11. 6 July 1992 Kitzbühel Clay Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere 6–0, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 24 August 1992 San Diego Hard Jennifer Capriati 6–3, 6–2
Winner 12. 4 January 1993 Brisbane Hard Magdalena Maleeva 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 28 February 1993 Linz Carpet Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere 6–2, 1–0 ret.
Winner 13. 22 March 1993 Houston Clay Sabine Hack 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 19 April 1993 Barcelona Clay Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–1, 6–4
Winner 14. 3 May 1993 Rome Clay Gabriela Sabatini 7–5, 6–1
Winner 15. 26 July 1993 Stratton Mountain Hard Zina Garrison 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 31 October 1993 Essen Carpet Natalia Medvedeva 6–7(4–7), 7–5, 6–4
Winner 16. 8 November 1993 Philadelphia Carpet Steffi Graf 6–3, 6–3
Winner 17. 28 March 1994 Hilton Head Clay Natasha Zvereva 6–4, 6–0
Winner 18. 2 May 1994 Rome Clay Martina Navratilova 7–6(7–4), 6–4
Winner 19. 20 June 1994 Wimbledon Grass Martina Navratilova 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 20. 31 July 1994 Stratton Mountain Hard Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 12 March 1995 Delray Beach Hard Steffi Graf 6–2, 6–4
Winner 21. 27 March 1995 Hilton Head Clay Magdalena Maleeva 6–1, 6–1
Winner 22. 3 April 1995 Amelia Island Clay Gabriela Sabatini 6–1, 6–4
Winner 23. 1 May 1995 Hamburg Clay Martina Hingis 6–1, 6–0
Winner 24. 8 May 1995 Rome Clay Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–3, 6–1
Winner 25. 31 July 1995 San Diego Hard Lisa Raymond 6–2, 6–0
Winner 26. 7 August 1995 Manhattan Beach Hard Chanda Rubin 4–6, 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 16 March 1996 Indian Wells Hard Steffi Graf 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 12. 29 April 1996 Hamburg Clay Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–0
Winner 27. 6 May 1996 Rome Clay Martina Hingis 6–2, 6–3
Winner 28. 28 October 1996 Moscow Carpet Barbara Paulus 6–1, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 13. 11 May 1997 Rome Clay Mary Pierce 6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 14. 27 July 1997 Stanford Hard Martina Hingis 6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 15. 31 January 1998 Australian Open Hard Martina Hingis 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 16. 12 April 1998 Amelia Island Clay Mary Pierce 6–7(8–10), 6–0, 6–2
Winner 29. 11 May 1998 Berlin Clay Amélie Mauresmo 6–4, 6–4
Winner 30. 13 July 1998 Warsaw Clay Silvia Farina Elia 6–0, 6–3
Winner 31. 12 July 1999 Sopot Clay Karina Habšudová 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 17. 3 January 2000 Gold Coast Hard Silvija Talaja 6–0, 0–6, 6–4
Runner-up 18. 16 April 2000 Amelia Island Clay Monica Seles 6–3, 6–2
Winner 32. 8 May 2000 Berlin Clay Amanda Coetzer 6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 19. 10 June 2000 French Open Clay Mary Pierce 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 20. 29 September 2002 Bali Hard Svetlana Kuznetsova 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–5
Runner-up 21. 21 June 2003 Eastbourne Grass Chanda Rubin 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 22. 12 April 2004 Charleston Clay Venus Williams 2–6, 6–2, 6–1
Winner 33. 31 January 2005 Pattaya Hard Anna-Lena Grönefeld 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1–2)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Olympic Games (0–0)
Tier I (9–5)
Tier II (7–9)
Tier III (5–4)
Tier IV (8–0)
Tier V (3–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (11–10)
Grass (1–1)
Clay (19–9)
Carpet (2–2)

Singles 55 (33–22)

WTA Tour finals

Outcome Year Location Surface Partner Opponents Score
Silver 1992 Barcelona Clay Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Gigi Fernández
Mary Joe Fernandez
5–7, 6–2, 2–6
Bronze 1996 Atlanta Hard Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Manon Bollegraf
Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
6–3, 6–1
Silver 2004 Athens Hard Virginia Ruano Pascual Li Ting
Sun Tiantian
3–6, 3–6

Doubles: 3 (2 silver medals, 1 bronze medal)

Olympics

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1992 French Open Clay Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Gigi Fernández
Natasha Zvereva
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 2001 French Open Clay Jelena Dokić Virginia Ruano Pascual
Paola Suárez
6–2, 6–1

Doubles: 2 (0–2)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1994 Wimbledon Grass Martina Navrátilová 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1998 Australian Open Hard Martina Hingis 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 2000 French Open Clay Mary Pierce 6–2, 7–5

Singles: 3 (1–2)

Grand Slam finals

Major finals

In 2008, 2009 and 2010 Martínez played at Wimbledon in the Ladies Invitations Doubles. In 2010 her partner in doubles was Nathalie Tauziat.

In 2008 Martínez expressed her delight on seeing Rafael Nadal win the Men's singles at Wimbledon saying It is a big boost for Spanish grass court tennis again with a Spanish player winning Wimbledon like after her win in Wimbledon in 1994

Martínez won her second Olympic silver medal in the women's doubles in 2004 in Athens, Greece (partnering Virginia Ruano Pascual).[2] In 2005, Martínez won her first singles title in five years at Pattaya, Thailand, bringing her career total to 33 top-level singles titles, 9 of which were Tier I events, and 13 doubles titles. On 15 April 2006, aged 33 and after 18 years of playing professionally, she announced her retirement, having won more professional singles tournaments than any other Spanish female tennis player.

In January 2000 in the Australian Open Martinez beat Elena Likhovsteva in the quarterfinals after Likhovsteva twice failed to serve for the match to reach the semifinals where she was beaten by Martina Hingis. Martínez reached the final of the French Open in 2000, where she lost to Mary Pierce 6–2, 7–5 after beating Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in the semifinals. She also won the German Open, beating Hingis in a semifinal and Amanda Coetzer in the final. In 2001, Martínez was a runner-up in the women's doubles at the French Open (partnering Jelena Dokić). Martínez also reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon for the first time in six years but lost to Justine Henin of Belgium. In 2003 Martínez reached her last grand slam quarterfinal in the French Open losing to Kim Clijsters. Also that year she reached the final at Eastbourne losing to Chanda Rubin.

of Switzerland 6–3, 2–6, 9–7 in 3 hours, 19 minutes in the final. Patty Schnyder that year, beating Fed Cup in the final in straight sets. She also helped Spain win the Martina Hingis In 1998, Martínez reached her second career Grand Slam singles final at the Australian Open. She beat Lindsay Davenport in the semifinals before losing to [2]