Paula Ormaechea
Ormaechea at the 2014 Italian Open
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBuenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1992-09-28) 28 September 1992 (age 29)
Sunchales, Argentina
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2007
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 918,742
Singles
Career record367–241 (60.4%)
Career titles15 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 59 (21 October 2013)
Current rankingNo. 158 (21 March 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (2012)
French Open3R (2013, 2014)
Wimbledon1R (2014)
US Open2R (2013)
Doubles
Career record145–126 (53.5%)
Career titles9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 188 (22 July 2013)
Current rankingNo. 324 (21 March 2022)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open1R (2014)
Wimbledon1R (2013)
US Open1R (2013)
Team competitions
Fed Cup20–13 (60.6%)
Medal record
Representing  Argentina
Women's Tennis
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Toronto Doubles
Last updated on: 25 March 2022.

Paula Ormaechea (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpawla oɾmaeˈtʃea]; born 28 September 1992) is an Argentine tennis player. She has won 15 singles and nine doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. On 21 October 2013, she reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 59.[1]

Ormaechea has a 20–13 win–loss record, playing for Argentina Fed Cup team.[2]

Personal life

Paula Ormaechea was born 1992 to Mirna and Marcelo Ormaechea.[3] She has two sisters, Valentina and Sofía.[3] Juan Pablo Guzmán, former ATP tennis player, serves as her coach. Ormaechea cites Roger Federer, Serena and Venus Williams as her role models,[4] and also admires Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras.[4]

Career review

Junior career

Ormaechea entered professional junior tournaments in 2006. She beat Ana Bogdan in the final of Banana Bowl, 6–2, 6–4, previously defeating Kristina Mladenovic in the semifinals.[5] Ormaechea won her next title at Uruguay Bowl in March 2009. She also played at the 2009 French Open and US Open, but fell to Bianca Botto and Richèl Hogenkamp in the first round, respectively. She also won four doubles events, her last junior doubles title came at Canadian Open championship in September 2009.

Fed Cup

Ormaechea made her debut for Argentina Fed Cup team on 26 April 2009 in the 2009 World Group Playoff against Ukraine. She partnered María Irigoyen, losing to Mariya Koryttseva and Olga Savchuk in straight sets.[6] Ormaechea made her singles debut in 2010 World Group II rubber against Estonia.[7] She lost her first match to world No. 61, Kaia Kanepi,[8] and the second one to Maret Ani.[9] Ormaechea also played in the rubber against Canada, and lost both of her singles matches — against Aleksandra Wozniak and Valérie Tétreault.[10]

2011

Her first tournament was an ITF event in Colombia, where she lost to Alexandra Cadanțu 4–6, 0–6 in the first round of qualifying. After this, she played the Copa Colsanitas, but again lost in qualifying, this time in the second round. Despite her bad run, Paula rebounded and won an ITF tournament in Santiago, Chile one month later. She then played four ITF events during May, reaching the final of one, but losing to top seed Lucie Hradecká 6–4, 3–6, 2–6.

Paula then played the qualifying for the Brussels Open, her first Premier tournament. She got to the final round of qualifying after defeating Catalina Castaño and Andrea Hlaváčková, but was then swept aside by doubles specialist Abigail Spears, 6–1, 6–1.

Following this loss, she headed to Rome to play a $25k tournament, but lost in the second round to Sofia Shapatava. Then, following another loss in the quarterfinals of an ITF event in Poland and an early elimination in the qualifying at the Budapest Grand Prix, Paula's form improved when she qualified for the Gastein Ladies in Kitzbühel, Austria. She there lost in the first round of the main draw to María José Martínez Sánchez, in straight sets.

Paula then took a break from the WTA Tour, playing eight ITF tournaments from August to October, winning two of them.

2012

Ormaechea began new season at the Sydney International where she lost in the second round of qualifying to 13th seed Vania King. Following this loss, she headed to Melbourne for the Australian Open where she qualified for her first Grand Slam main draw beating seventh seed CoCo Vandeweghe, Hsieh Su-wei, and 19th seed Yvonne Meusburger. In the first round of the main draw, she overcame Simona Halep in three sets.[11] In the second round, however, she was sent crashing out by eighth seed Agnieszka Radwańska, in straight sets.[12] Due to her strong beginning of the new season, her ranking peaked at over No. 140 for the first time.

Grand Slam performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS P NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 ... 2019 2020 2021 2022 W–L
Australian Open 2R Q1 1R Q2 Q2 A A Q1 1–2
French Open 1R 3R 3R Q1 A A A 4–3
Wimbledon Q1 Q2 1R A Q1 NH A 0–1
US Open Q3 2R 1R A Q1 A Q1 1–2
Win–loss 1–2 3–2 2–4 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 6–8

Doubles

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Australian Open A A 1R 0–1
French Open A A 1R 0–1
Wimbledon Q1 1R Q1 0–1
US Open A 1R A 0–1
Win–loss 0–0 0–2 0–2 0–4

WTA career finals

Singles: 1 (runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
WTA 1000 (0–0)
WTA 500 (0–0)
International / WTA 250 (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2013 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia International Clay Serbia Jelena Janković 1–6, 2–6

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 30 (15 titles, 15 runner–ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (15–14)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2009 ITF Juárez, Mexico 10,000 Clay Argentina Mailen Auroux 6–4, 4–6, 2–6
Win 1–1 Nov 2009 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina 10,000 Clay Argentina Verónica Spiegel 6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Win 2–1 Nov 2009 ITF Asunción, Paraguay 10,000 Clay Chile Andrea Koch Benvenuto 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Loss 2–2 Dec 2009 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina 25,000 Clay Paraguay Rossana de los Ríos 5–7, 1–6
Loss 2–3 Jun 2010 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina 10,000 Clay Argentina Mailen Auroux 1–6, 5–7
Win 3–3 Jun 2010 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina 10,000 Clay Argentina Lucía Jara Lozano 6–2, 6–2
Win 4–3 Jul 2010 ITF Bogotá, Colombia 25,000 Clay United States Julia Cohen 7–5, 6–2
Win 5–3 Jul 2010 ITF Brasília, Brazil 10,000 Clay Brazil Ana Clara Duarte 3–6, 7–6(7–1), 7–6(8–6)
Win 6–3 Mar 2011 ITF Santiago, Chile 10,000 Clay Argentina Catalina Pella 6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 6–4 May 2011 ITF Prague, Czech Republic 50,000 Clay Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Win 7–4 Sep 2011 ITF Podgorica, Montenegro 25,000 Clay Montenegro Danka Kovinić 6–1, 6–1
Win 8–4 Sep 2011 ITF Foggia, Italy 25,000 Clay Czech Republic Renata Voráčová 6–4, 6–4
Loss 8–5 Oct 2011 ITF Madrid, Spain 25,000 Clay Italy Nastassja Burnett 2–6, 3–6
Win 9–5 May 2013 ITF Saint-Gaudens, France 50,000 Clay Germany Dinah Pfizenmaier 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Win 10–5 Jun 2015 ITF Padua, Italy 25,000 Clay Hungary Réka Luca Jani 6–3, 6–4
Win 11–5 Apr 2016 ITF Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, Brazil 10,000 Clay Brazil Laura Pigossi 6–4, 6–1
Win 12–5 Apr 2016 ITF Lins, Brazil 10,000 Clay France Harmony Tan 6–3, 6–2
Win 13–5 Apr 2016 ITF Bauru, Brazil 10,000 Clay Argentina Julieta Lara Estable 1–6, 6–3, 7–5
Loss 13–6 Sep 2016 ITF Podgorica, Montenegro 25,000 Clay Netherlands Quirine Lemoine 5–7, 1–6
Loss 13–7 Dec 2017 ITF Antalya, Turkey 15,000 Clay Croatia Tena Lukas 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 1–6
Win 14–7 Jul 2018 ITF Baja, Hungary 25,000 Clay Slovenia Nina Potočnik 6–3, 7–5
Loss 14–8 Sep 2018 ITF Zagreb, Croatia 60,000 Clay Croatia Tereza Mrdeža 6–2, 4–6, 5–7
Loss 14–9 Nov 2018 ITF Colina, Chile 60,000 Clay China Xu Shilin 5–7, 3–6
Win 15–9 Sep 2019 ITF Sankt Pölten, Austria 25,000 Clay Hungary Réka Luca Jani 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
Loss 15–10 Mar 2021 ITF Amiens, France 15,000 Clay (i) Australia Seone Mendez 4–6, 2–6
Loss 15–11 Jun 2021 ITF Denain, France 25,000 Clay Hungary Dalma Gálfi 7–5, 2–6, 4–6
Loss 15–12 Jul 2021 ITF Olomouc, Czech Republic 60,000 Clay Czech Republic Sara Bejlek 0–6, 0–6
Loss 15–13 Jan 2022 ITF Traralgon, Australia 60,000+H Hard China Yuan Yue 3–6, 2–6
Loss 15–14 Feb 2022 ITF Tucumán, Argentina 25,000 Clay Czech Republic Brenda Fruhvirtová 3–6, 6–1, 4–6
Loss 15–15 Mar 2022 ITF Anapoima, Colombia 25,000 Clay Russia Marina Melnikova 2–6, 1–6

Doubles: 24 (9 titles, 15 runner–ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (9–15)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2008 ITF Santa Cruz, Bolivia 10,000 Clay Peru Claudia Razzeto Argentina Rocio Galarza
Chile Gabriela Roux
6–7(5–7), 6–3, [9–11]
Loss 0–2 Oct 2008 ITF Lima, Peru 10,000 Clay Venezuela Marina Giral Lores Chile Andrea Koch Benvenuto
Colombia Karen Castiblanco
2–6, 1–6
Loss 0–3 Oct 2008 ITF Lima, Peru 10,000 Clay Venezuela Marina Giral Lores Chile Andrea Koch Benvenuto
Colombia Karen Castiblanco
7–6(9–7), 0–6, [3–10]
Loss 0–4 Nov 2009 ITF Lima, Peru 10,000 Clay Argentina Agustina Eskenazi Chile Cecilia Costa Melgar
Chile Andrea Koch Benvenuto
1–6, 3–6
Win 1–4 Jul 2010 ITF Bogotá, Colombia 25,000 Clay Venezuela Andrea Gámiz Argentina Mailen Auroux
Colombia Karen Castiblanco
5–7, 6–4, 7–5
Loss 1–5 Dec 2010 ITF Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 25,000 Clay France Alizé Lim Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves
Brazil Ana Clara Duarte
def.
Win 2–5 Mar 2011 ITF Santiago, Chile 10,000 Clay Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves Argentina Barbara Rush
Argentina Carolina Zeballos
6–3, 7–6(7–2)
Win 3–5 Apr 2011 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina 25,000 Clay Bolivia María Fernanda Álvarez Terán Argentina María Irigoyen
Argentina Florencia Molinero
4–6, 7–5, [10–4]
Win 4–5 Jun 2011 ITF Rome, Italy 25,000 Clay Paraguay Verónica Cepede Royg Russia Marina Shamayko
Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava
7–5, 6–4
Win 5–5 May 2013 ITF Saint-Gaudens, France 50,000 Clay Israel Julia Glushko Canada Stéphanie Dubois
Japan Kurumi Nara
7–5, 7–6(13–11)
Loss 5–6 Mar 2015 ITF Palm Harbor, United States 25,000 Clay Argentina María Irigoyen Czech Republic Petra Krejsová
Brazil Paula Cristina Gonçalves
2–6, 4–6
Loss 5–7 Jun 2015 ITF Padua, Italy 25,000 Clay Hungary Réka Luca Jani Argentina María Irigoyen
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
4–6, 2–6
Loss 5–8 Apr 2016 ITF Lins, Brazil 10,000 Clay Argentina Constanza Vega Chile Bárbara Gatica
Argentina Stephanie Petit
5–7, 3–6
Loss 5–9 Aug 2017 ITF Oldenzaal, Netherlands 15,000 Clay Mexico Ana Sofía Sánchez Belgium Deborah Kerfs
United States Chiara Scholl
5–7, 3–6
Win 6–9 Sep 2017 ITF Trieste, Italy 15,000 Clay Italy Martina Caregaro Italy Alice Balducci
Italy Camilla Scala
5–7, 7–5, [10–1]
Loss 6–10 Dec 2017 ITF Antalya, Turkey 15,000 Clay Bulgaria Dia Evtimova Romania Cristina Dinu
Finland Mia Eklund
3–6, 2–6
Win 7–10 Jul 2018 ITF Baja, Hungary 25,000 Clay Serbia Natalija Kostić Romania Nicoleta-Catalina Dascalu
Bulgaria Isabella Shinikova
w/o
Win 8–10 Oct 2018 ITF Seville, Spain 25,000 Clay Venezuela Andrea Gámiz Turkey Başak Eraydın
Russia Anastasiya Komardina
7–5, 7–6(7–5)
Win 9–10 Sep 2019 ITF Zagreb, Croatia 60,000 Clay Hungary Anna Bondár France Amandine Hesse
Chile Daniela Seguel
7–5, 7–5
Loss 9–11 Jan 2020 ITF Daytona Beach, United States 25,000 Clay India Prarthana Thombare Hungary Dalma Gálfi
Belgium Kimberley Zimmermann
6–7(4–7), 2–6
Loss 9–12 Sep 2020 ITF Tarvisio, Italy 25,000 Clay Hungary Anna Bondár Belgium Marie Benoît
Romania Alexandra Cadanțu
1–6, 3–6
Loss 9–13 Jun 2021 ITF Denain, France 25,000 Clay Hungary Dalma Gálfi Kazakhstan Anna Danilina
Ukraine Valeriya Strakhova
5–7, 6–3, [4–10]
Loss 9–14 Oct 2021 ITF Lisbon, Portugal 25,000 Clay Serbia Natalija Stevanović Spain Yvonne Cavallé Reimers
Spain Ángela Fita Boluda
6–3, 3–6, [4–10]
Loss 9–15 Feb 2022 ITF Tucumán, Argentina 25,000 Clay Venezuela Andrea Gámiz Chile Bárbara Gatica
Brazil Rebeca Pereira
3–6, 5–7

Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup performance

Singles: 22 (12–10)

Edition Round Date Location Surface Against Opponent W/L Score
2010 WG2 Feb 2010 Tallinn (EST) Hard (i) Estonia Estonia Kaia Kanepi L 1–6, 5–7
Maret Ani L 2–6, 3–6
WG2 PO Apr 2010 Montreal (CAN) Carpet (i) Canada Canada Aleksandra Wozniak L 4–6, 2–6
Valérie Tétreault L 7–6(6), 1–6, 1–6
2012 Z1 RR Feb 2012 Curitiba (BRA) Clay The Bahamas Bahamas Larikah Russell W 6–3, 6–0
Canada Canada Aleksandra Wozniak W 7–5, 6–4
Peru Peru Ferny Ángeles Paz W 6–1, 6–0
Colombia Colombia Catalina Castaño W 6–2, 6–4
WG2 PO Apr 2012 Buenos Aires (ARG) Clay China China Yi-Miao Zhou W 6–2, 6–2
Qiang Wang W 6–4, 6–2
2013 WG2 Feb 2013 Buenos Aires (ARG) Clay Sweden Sweden Johanna Larsson W 6–3, 6–0
Sofia Arvidsson L 5–7, 7–6(6), 2–3 ret.
WG2 PO Apr 2013 Buenos Aires (ARG) Clay United Kingdom Great Britain Johanna Konta W 6–3, 6–2
Laura Robson W 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
2014 WG2 Feb 2014 Pilar (ARG) Clay Japan Japan Misaki Doi W 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Kurumi Nara W 6–3, 6–4
WG PO Apr 2014 Sochi (RUS) Clay Russia Russia Elena Vesnina L 3–6, 3–6
Ekaterina Makarova L 1–6, 2–6
2015 WG2 Feb 2015 Buenos Aires (ARG) Clay United States United States Venus Williams L 3–6, 2–6
CoCo Vandeweghe W 6–4, 6–4
WG2 PO Apr 2015 Buenos Aires (ARG) Clay Spain Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo L 6–4, 6–7(2), 1–6
Lara Arruabarrena L 1–6, 6–4, 7–9

Doubles: 2 (0–2)

Edition Round Date Location Against Surface Partner Opponents W/L Score
2009 WG PO Apr 2009 Mar del Plata (ARG) Ukraine Ukraine Hard María Irigoyen Mariya Koryttseva
Olga Savchuk
L 6–2, 6–0
2014 WG2 Feb 2014 Pilar (ARG) Japan Japan Clay María Irigoyen Shuko Aoyama
Risa Ozaki
L 6–0, 6–4

Notes

References

  1. ^ Paula Ormaechea at the Women's Tennis Association
  2. ^ "Paula Ormaechea at the Fed Cup".
  3. ^ a b Paola Ormaechea at the International Tennis Federation
  4. ^ a b El Tenis Que No Vemos: Conociendo a… Paula Ormaechea (3 August 2009)
  5. ^ name="ITFA"
  6. ^ Fed Cup: World Group Playoff: Ukraine defeated Argentina 5–0 in Argentina
  7. ^ Fed Cup: Ani & Kanepi lead Estonian debut (4 February 2010)
  8. ^ Fed Cup: Estonia in driving seat (6 February 2010)
  9. ^ Fed Cup: Estonia seals Playoff spot (7 February 2010)
  10. ^ Fed Cup World Group II Playoffs: Canada vs. Argentina 5–0
  11. ^ "Australian Open – Simona Halep goes out in first round". 16 January 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  12. ^ "Australian Open – Radwanska, Jankovic win in straight sets". 19 January 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2020.