Arantxa Sánchez -Vicario

Born:
December 18, 1971
Place of Birth:
Barcelona, Spain
Citizenship:
Spain
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
2007
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

A wily and resourceful competitor, relentlessly determined and masterful in covering the court, Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario captured 14 Grand Slam Championships, taking four in singles, six in women’s doubles, and four more in mixed doubles. A clay court strategist of the highest order, she ruled at Roland Garros three times. In perhaps her most gratifying victory, an ebullient Sánchez-Vicario won the 1994 US Open with a typically gritty triumph over Steffi Graf, becoming the first Spanish female ever to take that championship.

Grand Slam Record

Australian Open

  • Doubles Champion 1992, 1995-96
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1993

French Open

  • Singles Champion 1989, 1994, 1998
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1990, 1992

Wimbledon

  • Doubles Champion 1995

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1994
  • Doubles Champion 1993-94
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 2000

Career Achievements

  • Fed Cup Team Member 1986-98, 2000-02
  • Olympic Bronze Medallist in Women’s Singles 1992
  • Olympic Silver Medallist in Women’s Doubles 1992
  • Olympic Silver Medallist in Women’s Singles 1996
  • Olympic Bronze Medallist in Women’s Doubles 1996