Maria Sanchez
Sanchez in Wimbledon, 2016
Full nameMaria Victoria Sanchez
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceBoca Raton, Florida
Born (1989-11-26) November 26, 1989 (age 31)
Modesto, California
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Turned pro2011
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$613,425
Singles
Career record247–215 (53.5%)
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 107 (July 8, 2013)
Current rankingNo. 433 (April 5, 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2013, 2016)
French OpenQ2 (2013, 2015)
WimbledonQ2 (2013, 2015)
US Open1R (2013)
Doubles
Career record286–162 (63.8%)
Career titles3 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 21 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 51 (April 22, 2019)
Current rankingNo. 150 (April 5, 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2016, 2017)
French Open1R (2016, 2017, 2020)
Wimbledon3R (2016)
US Open2R (2012, 2015, 2016)
Last updated on: April 5, 2021.

Maria Sanchez (born November 26, 1989) is a professional tennis player from the United States. In July 2013, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 107. On 22 April 2019, she peaked at No. 51 of the WTA doubles ranking. Sanchez is primarily a doubles player. In doubles, she has won three WTA titles, one WTA 125K series title, and 21 ITF titles. She has also won two ITF singles titles.

Maria Sanchez, 2013
Maria Sanchez, 2013

College

Sanchez attended the University of Southern California where she was a three-time All-American in singles and doubles. She was the No. 1 collegiate player throughout the 2011–2012 season and was named the ITA Senior Player of the Year. While at USC, star quarterback Matt Barkley was quoted as saying that Sanchez was his favorite athlete on campus.

Career

2012

In her first full season on tour, Sanchez climbed over 530 spots in the world rankings. She captured the 2012 FSP Gold River Women's Challenger $50k title in Northern California, defeating Jessica Pegula in a three-set final. The win marked her first pro title. Sanchez quickly added a second title at the Coleman Vision Championships $75k event in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September, where she defeated American teenager Lauren Davis, 6–1, 6–1.

Doubles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.
Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 W–L
Australian Open A A A A 2R 2R A A A A 2–2
French Open A A A A 1R 1R A 1R 1R 0–4
Wimbledon A Q1 Q1 2R 3R 1R A 1R NH 3–4
US Open 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R A A 1R A 3–6
Win–Loss 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 4–4 1–3 0–0 0–3 0–1 0–0 8–16

WTA career finals

Doubles: 5 (3 titles, 2 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (3–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–2)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Jan 2014 Auckland Open, New Zealand Hard Canada Sharon Fichman Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
2–6, 6–0, [10–4]
Loss 1. Mar 2016 Monterrey Open, Mexico Hard Croatia Petra Martić Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–4, 5–7, [7–10]
Win 2. Sep 2018 Tournoi de Québec, Canada Carpet (i) United States Asia Muhammad Croatia Darija Jurak
Switzerland Xenia Knoll
6–4, 6–3
Win 3. Apr 2019 Monterrey Open, Mexico Hard United States Asia Muhammad Australia Monique Adamczak
Australia Jessica Moore
7–6(7–2), 6–4
Loss 2. Aug 2019 Washington Open, U.S. Hard Hungary Fanny Stollár United States Coco Gauff
United States Caty McNally
2–6, 2–6

WTA 125K series finals

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2018 Chicago Challenger, United States Hard United States Asia Muhammad Germany Mona Barthel
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
3–6, 2–6
Win 1–1 Mar 2019 Guadalajara Challenger, Mexico Hard Hungary Fanny Stollár Sweden Cornelia Lister
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
7–5, 6–1

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 8 (2 titles, 6 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments (1–2)
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments (1–2)
$25,000 tournaments (0–2)
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2–4)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2012 ITF Indian Harbour Beach, United States 50,000 Clay United States Grace Min 4–6, 6–7
Win 1–1 May 2012 ITF Sacramento, United States 50,000 Hard United States Jessica Pegula 4–6, 6–3, 6–1
Win 2–1 Sep 2012 ITF Albuquerque, United States 75,000 Hard United States Lauren Davis 6–1, 6–1
Loss 2–2 Nov 2012 ITF Phoenix, United States 75,000 Hard United States Madison Keys 3–6, 6–7
Loss 2–3 May 2014 ITF Raleigh, United States 25,000 Clay Canada Heidi El Tabakh 3–6, 4–6
Loss 2–4 Nov 2014 ITF Toronto, Canada 50,000 Hard (i) Canada Gabriela Dabrowski 4–6, 6–2, 6–7(7)
Loss 2–5 Feb 2015 ITF Rancho Santa Fe, United States 25,000 Hard United States CiCi Bellis 2–6, 0–6
Loss 2–6 Sep 2017 ITF Albuquerque, United States 80,000 Hard United States Emina Bektas 4–6, 2–6

Doubles: 41 (21 titles, 20 runner-ups)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 20 July 2009 ITF Evansville, U.S. Hard United States Yasmin Schnack United States Kaitlyn Christian
United States Lindsey Nelson
4–6, 6–1, [10–4]
Loss 1. 12 July 2010 ITF Atlanta, U.S. Hard United States Irina Falconi United States Kristy Frilling
Israel Julia Glushko
2–6, 6–2, 4–6
Win 2. 26 July 2010 ITF St. Joseph, U.S. Hard United States Ellen Tsay Thailand Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
Venezuela Gabriela Paz
4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 2. 27 September 2010 ITF Las Vegas, U.S. Hard United States Irina Falconi United States Lindsay Lee-Waters
United States Megan Moulton-Levy
6–1, 5–7, 4–6
Win 3. 12 September 2011 ITF Redding, U.S. Hard United States Yasmin Schnack United States Brittany Augustine
United States Whitney Jones
7–6, 4–6, 6–2
Loss 3. 7 November 2011 ITF Phoenix, U.S. Hard United States Yasmin Schnack United States Jamie Hampton
Croatia Ajla Tomljanović
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Win 4. 30 January 2012 ITF Rancho Santa Fe, U.S. Hard United States Yasmin Schnack Ukraine Irina Buryachok
Ukraine Elizaveta Ianchuk
7–6(4), 4–6, [10–8]
Win 5. 13 February 2012 ITF Surprise, U.S. Hard United States Yasmin Schnack Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu
Russia Valeria Solovyeva
6–4, 6–3
Win 6. 23 April 2012 ITF Charlottesville, U.S. Clay United States Yasmin Schnack Israel Julia Glushko
Russia Elena Bovina
6–2, 6–2
Loss 4. 28 May 2012 ITF Sacramento, U.S. Hard United States Kaitlyn Christian United States Yasmin Schnack
United States Asia Muhammad
3–6, 6–7
Loss 5. 17 September 2012 ITF Albuquerque, U.S. Hard United States Irina Falconi United States Yasmin Schnack
United States Asia Muhammad
2–6, 6–1, [10–12]
Loss 6. 15 April 2013 ITF Dothan, U.S. Hard United States Irina Falconi United States Julia Cohen
Germany Tatjana Maria
4–6, 6–4, [9–11]
Win 7. 3 June 2013 ITF Nottingham, UK Grass United Kingdom Nicola Slater Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Canada Sharon Fichman
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Loss 7. 16 February 2014 ITF Midland, U.S. Hard (i) Canada Sharon Fichman Georgia (country) Anna Tatishvili
United Kingdom Heather Watson
5–7, 7–5, [6–10]
Loss 8. 21 April 2014 ITF Charlottesville, U.S. Clay United States Irina Falconi United States Asia Muhammad
United States Taylor Townsend
3–6, 1–6
Loss 9. 6 June 2014 ITF Nottingham, UK Grass Canada Sharon Fichman United Kingdom Jocelyn Rae
United Kingdom Anna Smith
6–7(5), 6–4, [5–10]
Loss 10. 7 July 2014 ITF Sacramento, U.S. Hard United States Zoë Gwen Scandalis Russia Daria Gavrilova
Australia Storm Sanders
2–6, 1–6
Win 8. 3 August 2014 Vancouver Open, Canada Hard United States Asia Muhammad United States Jamie Loeb
United States Allie Will
6–3, 1–6, [10–8]
Loss 11. 28 September 2014 ITF Las Vegas, U.S. Hard United States Asia Muhammad Paraguay Verónica Cepede Royg
Argentina María Irigoyen
3–6, 7–5, [9–11]
Win 9. 19 October 2014 ITF Tampico, Mexico Hard Croatia Petra Martić Russia Valeria Savinykh
Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko
3–6, 6–3, [10–2]
Win 10. 31 October 2014 Toronto Challenger, Canada Hard (i) United States Taylor Townsend Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Germany Tatjana Maria
7–5, 4–6, [15–13]
Loss 12. 9 November 2014 Captiva Island Classic, U.S. Hard United States Asia Muhammad Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
United States Anna Tatishvili
3–6, 3–6
Loss 13. 16 February 2015 ITF Surprise, U.S. Hard United Kingdom Johanna Konta United States Jacqueline Cako
United States Kaitlyn Christian
4–6, 7–5, [7–10]
Win 11. 25 April 2015 Dothan Classic, U.S. Clay United Kingdom Johanna Konta Brazil Paula Cristina Gonçalves
Czech Republic Petra Krejsová
6–3, 6–4
Win 12. 3 May 2015 Charlottesville Classic, U.S. Clay Canada Françoise Abanda Ukraine Olga Ianchuk
Russia Irina Khromacheva
6–1, 6–3
Win 13. 10 May 2015 ITF Indian Harbour Beach, U.S. Clay United States Taylor Townsend United States Alexandra Stevenson
Russia Angelina Gabueva
6–0, 6–1
Win 14. 17 August 2015 Vancouver Challenger, Canada Hard United Kingdom Johanna Konta Romania Raluca Olaru
United States Anna Tatishvili
7–6(5), 6–4
Loss 14. October 24, 2015 Saguenay Challenger, Canada Hard (i) Canada Sharon Fichman Romania Mihaela Buzărnescu
Poland Justyna Jegiołka
6–7(6), 6–4, [7–10]
Win 15. October 30, 2015 Toronto Challenger, Canada Hard (i) Canada Sharon Fichman United States Kristie Ahn
Hungary Fanny Stollár
6–2, 6–7(6), [10–6]
Win 16. 31 January 2016 ITF Maui, U.S. Hard United States Asia Muhammad United States Jessica Pegula
United States Taylor Townsend
6–2, 3–6, [10–6]
Loss 15. 8 May 2016 Indian Harbour Beach Classic, U.S. Clay United States Jessica Pegula Israel Julia Glushko
Russia Alexandra Panova
5–7, 4–6
Loss 16. 4 June 2016 ITF Eastbourne, UK Grass United States Asia Muhammad China Yang Zhaoxuan
China Zhang Kailin
6–7(5), 1–6
Win 17. 24 September 2016 ITF Albuquerque, U.S. Hard Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek Belgium Elise Mertens
Luxembourg Mandy Minella
6–2, 6–4
Win 18. 2 October 2016 ITF Las Vegas, U.S. Hard Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek United States Jamie Loeb
South Africa Chanel Simmonds
7–5, 6–1
Loss 17. 17 September 2017 ITF Redding, U.S. Hard United Kingdom Harriet Dart United Kingdom Daneika Borthwick
Montenegro Ana Veselinović
3–6, 4–6
Win 19. 21 October 2017 ITF Florence, U.S. Hard United States Taylor Townsend United Kingdom Tara Moore
Switzerland Amra Sadiković
6–1, 6–2
Loss 18. 18 November 2017 ITF Norman, U.S. Hard United States Caitlin Whoriskey United States Chiara Scholl
Belgium Tamaryn Hendler
6–3, 3–6, [6–10]
Loss 19. 4 February 2018 Midland Classic, U.S. Hard (i) United States Jessica Pegula United States Kaitlyn Christian
United States Sabrina Santamaria
5–7, 6–4, [8–10]
Loss 20. 14 April 2018 Indian Harbour Beach Classic, U.S. Hard United States Jessica Pegula Romania Irina Bara
Spain Sílvia Soler Espinosa
4–6, 2–6
Win 20. 3 November 2018 Toronto Challenger, Canada Hard (i) Canada Sharon Fichman Poland Maja Chwalińska
Bulgaria Elitsa Kostova
6–0, 6–4
Win 21. 9 February 2020 Midland Classic, United States Hard (i) United States Caroline Dolehide Russia Valeria Savinykh
Belgium Yanina Wickmayer
6–3, 6–4