Spain
Conchita
Martínez
Wimbledon Champion, 3-time Olympic Medalist
Spain
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Though raised to play with patience on the slow red clay of her native Spain, it was the lively lawns of Wimbledon where Conchita Martínez had her finest hour.

In the ’94 ladies’ singles final, Martínez faced a challenging opponent – nine-time singles champion Martina Navratilova. Scarcely blinking, Martínez was on fire. Withstanding Navratilova’s relentless attacking game, Martínez’ passing shots frequently found the mark. In the end, her three-set victory made Martínez the first Spanish woman to ever win the Wimbledon singles title.

Over the course of more than 15 years on the tour, Martínez would prove quite versatile, also reaching the finals at the Australian Open (1998) and Roland-Garros (2000).

As a team player, Martínez was superb, a member of five Fed Cup-winning squads.

  • Career Achievements
    • Singles
      • World No. 2
        190 Weeks Ranked in World Top-5
      • All Titles: 33 W / 22 F
      • Match Record: 739-297 (71.3%)
    • Doubles

      • World No. 7
      • All Titles: 13 W / 26F
      • Match Record: 414-232 (64.1%)

  • Grand Slam Tournaments
    • Singles

      1 Title, 2 Finals

      • Australian Open: 1F (1998), 2SF (1995, 2000)
      • Roland-Garros: 1F (2000), 3SF (1994, 1995, 1996)
      • Wimbledon: 1W (1994), 2SF (1993, 1995)
      • US Open: 2SF (1995, 1996)
    • Doubles

      2 Finals

      • Roland-Garros: 2F (1092, 2001)
  • FED CUP
      • 15 years: (1988-1996, 1998, 2000-2004)
        Record: Singles 47 - 18; Doubles 21 - 5
      • 5 Wins: (1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998)
      • 5 Finals: (1989, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2002) 

  • OLYMPICS
    • 3 Medals

      • Doubles Silver (1992)
      • Doubles Bronze (1996)
      • Doubles Silver (2004)