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Abigail Michal Spears (born July 12, 1981)[1] is a professional tennis player from the United States. Spears resides in Colorado
Colorado
and plays right-handed.[2][3]

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[edit] 2000–2011[edit] Spears turned professional in 2000.[2] Spears reached the third round at the 2005 Australian Open,[4] 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.[5][6] She reached the third round at the 2008 Wimbledon doubles tournament with 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.[7] 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.[2] She participated in the U.S. Open doubles draw 11 times between 1998 and 2010.[7] 2012[edit] 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, Tokyo and Osaka. The pair also reached two other finals and also the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. 2017 - Slam Breakthrough[edit] 2017 will be Spears' farewell year on tour.[8] At the 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
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
Bruno Soares
at the 2014 US Open. Significant finals[edit] Grand Slam finals[edit] Mixed Doubles: 3 (2 runners-up, 1 title)[edit]

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 Bruno Soares 1–6, 6–2, [9–11]

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

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals[edit] Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score

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

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

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

WTA career finals[edit] Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Winner — Legend

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Tour
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, Québec City, Canada Hard Martina Suchá 5–7, 6–3, 2–6

Doubles: 30 (20 titles, 10 runners-up)[edit]

Winner — Legend

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Tour
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 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 Yuka Yoshida Miho Saeki 3–6, 4–6

Winner 3. July 24, 2005 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters and Women's Open, Cincinnati, United States Hard Laura Granville Květa Peschke María Emilia Salerni 3–6, 6–2, 6–4

Winner 4. May 10, 2009 Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal Clay Raquel Kops-Jones Sharon Fichman Katalin Marosi 2–6, 6–3, [10–5]

Runner-up 2. June 14, 2009 Aegon Classic, Birmingham, Great Britain Grass Raquel Kops-Jones Cara Black Liezel Huber 1–6, 4–6

Winner 5. September 27, 2009 Hansol Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea Hard Chan Yung-jan Carly Gullickson Nicole Kriz 6–3, 6–4

Runner-up 3. October 18, 2009 HP Open, Osaka, Japan Hard Chanelle Scheepers Lisa Raymond Chuang Chia-jung 2–6, 4–6

Runner-up 4. August 7, 2011 Mercury Insurance Open, San Diego, United States Hard Raquel Kops-Jones Květa Peschke Katarina Srebotnik 0–6, 2–6

Winner 6. September 18, 2011 Bell Challenge, Quebec City, Canada Hard Raquel Kops-Jones Jamie Hampton Anna Tatishvili 6–0, 3–6, [10–6]

Runner-up 5. January 7, 2012 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard Raquel Kops-Jones Nuria Llagostera Vives Arantxa Parra Santonja 6–7(2-7), 6–7(2–7)

Runner-up 6. February 19, 2012 Qatar Ladies Open, Doha, Qatar Hard Raquel Kops-Jones Liezel Huber Lisa Raymond 3–6, 1–6

Winner 7. July 23, 2012 Mercury Insurance Open, Carlsbad, United States Hard Raquel Kops-Jones Vania King Nadia Petrova 6–2, 6–4

Winner 8. September 23, 2012 Hansol Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea Hard Raquel Kops-Jones Akgul Amanmuradova Vania King 2–6, 6–2, [10–8]

Winner 9. September 29, 2012 Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo, Japan Hard Raquel Kops-Jones Anna-Lena Grönefeld Květa Peschke 6–1, 6–4

Winner 10. October 14, 2012 HP Open, Osaka, Japan Hard Raquel Kops-Jones Kimiko Date-Krumm Heather Watson 6–1, 6–4

Winner 11. July 29, 2013 Bank of the West Classic, Stanford, United States Hard Raquel Kops-Jones Julia Görges Darija Jurak 6–2, 7–6(7–4)

Winner 12. August 5, 2013 Southern California Open, Carlsbad, United States Hard Raquel Kops-Jones Chan Hao-ching Janette Husárová 6–4, 6–1

Runner-up 7. September 22, 2013 KDB Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea Hard Raquel Kops-Jones Chan Chin-wei Xu Yifan 5–7, 3–6

Runner-up 8. February 22, 2014 Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Raquel Kops-Jones Alla Kudryavtseva Anastasia Rodionova 2–6, 7–5, [8–10]

Winner 13. June 15, 2014 Aegon Classic, Birmingham, United Kingdom Grass Raquel Kops-Jones Ashleigh Barty Casey Dellacqua 7–6(7–1), 6–1

Winner 14. August 18, 2014 Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Masters, Cincinnati, United States Hard Raquel Kops-Jones Tímea Babos Kristina Mladenovic 6–1, 2–0 ret.

Runner-up 9. January 16, 2015 Apia International Sydney, Sydney, Australia Hard Raquel Kops-Jones Bethanie Mattek-Sands Sania Mirza 3–6, 3–6

Winner 15. February 28, 2015 Qatar Total Open, Doha, Qatar Hard Raquel Kops-Jones Su-Wei Hsieh Sania Mirza 6–4, 6–4

Winner 16. June 14, 2015 Aegon Nottingham Open, Nottingham, Great Britain Grass Raquel Kops-Jones Jocelyn Rae Anna Smith 3–6, 6–3, [11–9]

Winner 17. October 18, 2015 Generali Ladies Linz, Linz, Austria Hard Raquel Kops-Jones Andrea Hlaváčková Lucie Hradecká 6–3, 7–5

Winner 18. July 23, 2016 Bank of the West Classic, Stanford, United States Hard Raquel Atawo Darija Jurak Anastasia Rodionova 6–3, 6–4

Winner 19. February 18, 2017 Qatar Total Open, Doha, Qatar Hard Katarina Srebotnik Olga Savchuk Yaroslava Shvedova 6–3, 7–6(9–7)

Runner-up 10. April 30, 2017 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Stuttgart, Germany Clay (i) Katarina Srebotnik Raquel Atawo Jelena Ostapenko 4–6, 4–6

Winner 20. August 6, 2017 Bank of the West Classic, Stanford, United States Hard Coco Vandeweghe Alizé Cornet Alicja Rosolska 6–2, 6–3

Grand Slam performance timelines[edit] Singles[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 SR W–L

Grand Slam Tournaments

Australian Open

3R 0 / 1 2–1

French Open

1R 0 / 1 0–1

Wimbledon

1R 0 / 1 0–1

US Open 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2

Win-Loss 0–1 2–4 0 / 5 2–5

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L

Grand Slam Tournaments

Australian Open A A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 2R 1R 3R 1R 2R SF QF 2R 1R 0 / 14 13–14

French Open A A A A 1R 2R 3R A A A A 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R

0 / 11 6–11

Wimbledon A A A A 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R A 3R 1R 1R 2R QF 3R 3R SF SF

0 / 14 20–14

US Open 1R 1R A 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R QF 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 3R 1R

0 / 18 10–18

Win-Loss 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 2–4 2–4 2–4 2–3 0–3 0–1 5–2 1–4 0–4 3–4 6–4 4–4 7–4 9–4 6–4 0–1 0 / 57 49–57

WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments

Indian Wells A A A A A 1R 1R 2R A A A 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R QF 1R 0 / 12 7–12

Key Biscayne A A A A A A A A A A A QF 2R 1R 1R 1R SF 1R 1R 1R 0 / 9 6–9

Madrid Not Held 1R 1R 1R 1R QF QF 2R 1R

0 / 8 5–8

Beijing Not Held Not Tier I A A QF QF QF QF 1R 1R

0 / 6 8–6

References[edit]

^ "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[edit]

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Abigail Spears
at the Women's Tennis Association Abigail Spears
Abigail Spears
at the International Tennis Federation

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Australian Open
Australian Open
mixed doubles champions

(1969) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Marty Riessen
Marty Riessen
& Ann Haydon-Jones
Ann Haydon-Jones
/ Fred Stolle (1987) Zina Garrison
Zina Garrison
/ Sherwood Stewart (1988) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Jim Pugh (1989) Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Jim Pugh (1990) Natalia Zvereva / Jim Pugh (1991) Jo Durie
Jo Durie
/ Jeremy Bates (1992) Nicole Provis / Mark Woodforde (1993) Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
/ Todd Woodbridge (1994) Larisa Savchenko Neiland / Andrei Olhovskiy (1995) Natalia Zvereva / Rick Leach (1996) Larisa Savchenko Neiland / Mark Woodforde (1997) Manon Bollegraf / Rick Leach (1998) Venus Williams
Venus Williams
/ Justin Gimelstob (1999) Mariaan de Swardt / David Adams (2000) Rennae Stubbs
Rennae Stubbs
/ Jared Palmer (2001) Corina Morariu
Corina Morariu
/ Ellis Ferreira (2002) Daniela Hantuchová
Daniela Hantuchová
/ Kevin Ullyett (2003) Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
/ Leander Paes (2004) Elena Bovina / Nenad Zimonjić (2005) Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
/ Scott Draper (2006) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Mahesh Bhupathi (2007) Elena Likhovtseva
Elena Likhovtseva
/ Daniel Nestor (2008) Tiantian Sun / Nenad Zimonjić (2009) Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
/ Mahesh Bhupathi (2010) Cara Black
Cara Black
/ Leander Paes (2011) Katarina Srebotnik
Katarina Srebotnik
/ Daniel Nestor (2012) Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
/ Horia Tecău (2013) Jarmila Gajdošová / Matthew Ebden (2014) Kristina Mladenovic
Kristina Mladenovic
/ Daniel Nestor (2015) Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
/ Leander Paes (2016) Elena Vesnina
Elena Vesnina
/ Bruno Soares (2017) Abigail Spears
Abigail Spears
/ Juan Sebastián Cabal (2018) Gabriela Dabrowski
Gabriela Dabrowski
/ Mate Pavić

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Women's Tennis Association: Top female doubles tennis players from the Americas as of 2 April 2018

1. Gabriela Dabrowski
Gabriela Dabrowski
(10 3) 2. Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
(28 1) 3. Raquel Atawo
Raquel Atawo
(34 2) 4. Nicole Melichar
Nicole Melichar
(37 3) 5. CoCo Vandeweghe
CoCo Vandeweghe
(40 34)

6. Abigail Spears
Abigail Spears
(41 1) 7. María Irigoyen
María Irigoyen
(68 3) 8. Vania King
Vania King
(71 3) 9. Kaitlyn Christian (78 ) 10. Jennifer Brady (80 )

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Women's Tennis Association: Top American female doubles tennis players as of 30 October 2017

1. Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
(8 1) 2. Abigail Spears
Abigail Spears
(27 1) 3. Raquel Atawo
Raquel Atawo
(34 ) 4. Nicole Melichar
Nicole Melichar
(39 ) 5. Coco Vandeweghe
Coco Vandeweghe
(64 )

6. Vania King
Vania King
(91 1) 7. Jacqueline Cako
Jacqueline Cako
(96 1) 8. Caroline Dolehide (100 1) 9. Asia Muhammad
Asia Muhammad
(116 11) 10. Kaitlyn

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