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Sanchez-Vicario, Aranzazu Isabel Maria (Sanchez Vicario, Arantxa)

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Born: 1971 AD
Currently alive, at 43 years of age.

Nationality: Spanish
Categories: Tennis Player

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1971 - Born on December 18th in Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain. Successful Spanish tennis player.

1988 - Sanchez Vicario was a talented young player who gained international attention after her victory over Chris Evert in the third round of the French Open.

1989 - At the age of 17, Sanchez Vicario beat Steffi Graf to win the French Open, at the time the youngest-ever to win the women's singles title.

1994 - Sanchez Vicario was at the top of her game: she won both the U.S. Open and the French Open, and ESPN named her the best woman tennis player of the year.

1995 - She became the first Spaniard, male or female, to be ranked no. 1 in the world.

1996 - Won silver medal in Olympic women's singles tennis and a bronze medal in Olympic doubles tennis.

2000 - Married to Joan Vehils on July 21st.

2005 - A specialist on clay courts and an excellent team player, Sanchez Vicario was chosen by Tennis magazine as one of the 40 greatest players of the "tennis era".

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