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ABIGAIL MICHAL SPEARS (born July 12, 1981) is a professional tennis player from the United States. Spears resides in Colorado
Colorado
and plays right-handed.

CONTENTS

* 1 Biography

* 1.1 2000–2011 * 1.2 2012 * 1.3 2017 - Slam Breakthrough

* 2 Significant finals

* 2.1 Grand Slam finals

* 2.1.1 Mixed Doubles: 3 (2 runners-up, 1 title)

* 2.2 Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals

* 2.2.1 Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

* 3 WTA career finals

* 3.1 Singles: 1 (1 runner-up) * 3.2 Doubles: 30 (20 titles, 10 runners-up)

* 4 Grand Slam performance timelines

* 4.1 Singles * 4.2 Doubles

* 5 References * 6 External links

BIOGRAPHY

2000–2011

Spears turned professional in 2000. Spears reached the third round at the 2005 Australian Open
Australian Open
, and the first round at the 2005 French Open , 2005 Wimbledon tournament (where she also reached the third round in the doubles tournament with Lisa McShea ) and the 2005 US Open . She reached the third round at the 2008 Wimbledon doubles tournament with Raquel Kops-Jones
Raquel Kops-Jones
, and the duo bettered that result by reaching the quarterfinals at the 2008 US Open .

Spears also qualified in singles for the US Open twice. Spears achieved a singles ranking of world no. 66 on June 6, 2005. Her highest doubles ranking was world no. 11 on June 24, 2013. Spears has not won a WTA singles title, but as of the end of January 2017, she has won 18 WTA doubles titles. She participated in the U.S. Open doubles draw 11 times between 1998 and 2010.

2012

Spears and compatriot Raquel Kops-Jones
Raquel Kops-Jones
were one of the most successful doubles team of the 2012 season , winning four titles at Carlsbad , Seoul
Seoul
, Tokyo and Osaka
Osaka
. The pair also reached two other finals and also the quarterfinals of Wimbledon .

2017 - SLAM BREAKTHROUGH

2017 will be Spears' farewell year on tour. At the Australian Open
Australian Open
, Spears partnered with Juan Sebastian Cabal to win the mixed doubles tournament. In the final, they defeated the second seeded team of Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
and Ivan Dodig 6-2, 6-4. The American-Colombian duo recovered from a 1-4 deficit in the second set to reel off five straight games to clinch the title. It was a revenge match for Spears, having lost to Mirza the last time Spears made it to a Slam final, losing 9-11 in the super tiebreak to Mirza and Bruno Soares at the 2014 US Open .

SIGNIFICANT FINALS

GRAND SLAM FINALS

Mixed Doubles: 3 (2 Runners-up, 1 Title)

OUTCOME YEAR CHAMPIONSHIP SURFACE PARTNER OPPONENTS SCORE

Runner-up 2013 US Open Hard Santiago González Andrea Hlaváčková Max Mirnyi 6–7(5–7), 3–6

Runner-up 2014 US Open Hard Santiago González Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
Bruno Soares 1–6, 6–2,

Winner 2017 Australian Open
Australian Open
Hard Juan Sebastián Cabal Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
Ivan Dodig 6–2, 6–4

PREMIER MANDATORY/PREMIER 5 FINALS

Doubles: 3 (2 Titles, 1 Runner-up)

OUTCOME YEAR CHAMPIONSHIP SURFACE PARTNER OPPONENTS SCORE

Runner-up 2012 Doha Hard Raquel Kops-Jones
Raquel Kops-Jones
Liezel Huber
Liezel Huber
Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
3–6, 1–6

Winner 2012 Tokyo Hard Raquel Kops-Jones
Raquel Kops-Jones
Anna-Lena Grönefeld Květa Peschke 6–1, 6–4

Winner 2014 Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Hard Raquel Kops-Jones
Raquel Kops-Jones
Tímea Babos Kristina Mladenovic 6–1, 2–0 ret.

WTA CAREER FINALS

SINGLES: 1 (1 RUNNER-UP)

WINNER — LEGEND

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Tour Championships (0–0)

Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)

Tier II / Premier (0–0)

Tier III, IV & V / International (0–1)

OUTCOME NO. DATE TOURNAMENT SURFACE OPPONENT IN THE FINAL SCORE IN THE FINAL

Runner-up 1. November 7, 2004 Bell Challenge
Bell Challenge
, Québec City, Canada Hard Martina Suchá
Martina Suchá
5–7, 6–3, 2–6

DOUBLES: 30 (20 TITLES, 10 RUNNERS-UP)

WINNER — LEGEND

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Tour Championships (0–0)

Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (2–1)

Tier II / Premier (8–5)

Tier III, IV & V / International (10–4)

OUTCOME NO. DATE TOURNAMENT SURFACE PARTNER OPPONENT SCORE

Winner 1. January 5, 2003 ASB Classic , Auckland, New Zealand Hard Teryn Ashley Cara Black Elena Likhovtseva 6–2, 2–6, 6–0

Winner 2. August 15, 2004 Odlum Brown Vancouver Open , Vancouver, Canada Hard Bethanie Mattek
Bethanie Mattek
Els Callens Anna-Lena Grönefeld 6–3, 6–3

Runner-up 1. February 19, 2005 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships and the Cellular South Cup , Memphis, United States Hard Laura Granville
Laura Granville
Yuka Yoshida Miho Saeki 3–6, 4–6

Winner 3. July 24, 2005 Western ">

* ^ "Abigail Spears: Profile". University of California, Los Angeles. Archived from the original on June 9, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2010. * ^ A B C "Abigail Spears: Info". Women's Tennis Association. Archived from the original on December 7, 2010. Retrieved November 13, 2010. * ^ Magee, Jerry (March 1, 2006). "Trials continue as slumping Spears\' ranking plummets". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved November 13, 2010. * ^ Dillman, Lisa (January 21, 2005). "Nerves Have Been Her Toughest Opponent". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 13, 2010. * ^ "Abigail Spears: Stats". Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved November 13, 2010. * ^ "Wimbledon 2005 Ladies\' Doubles Championship" (PDF). Women's Tennis Association. p. 3. Retrieved November 13, 2010. * ^ A B "Women\'s Bios: Abigail Spears". US Open. Retrieved November 13, 2010. * ^ "Spears, Cabal win mixed doubles, continue 30s theme in Oz". USA Today. Melbourne. The Associated Press. 29 January 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2017. Spears was striving to win her first Grand Slam title in her farewell year. She plans to retire at the end of this season after a career in which she was twice runner-up in mixed doubles finals with Mexican Santiago Gonzalez at the U.S. Open in 2013 and 2014.

EXTERNAL LINKS

* Abigail Spears
Abigail Spears
at the Women\'s Tennis Association * Abigail