Laura Gildemeister
Laura Arraya
Country (sports)  Peru
Residence Lima, Peru
Born (1964-01-12) 12 January 1964 (age 53)
Córdoba, Argentina
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) [1]
Turned pro 1983
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,002,294
Singles
Career record 245-207
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 14 (12 March 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1991, 1992, 1993)
French Open 4R (1984, 1986, 1990)
Wimbledon QF (1991)
US Open 3R (1990)
Doubles
Career record 148-170
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 27 (28 March 1988)

Laura Arraya (born 12 January 1964) is a retired Peruvian tennis player. She was also known by her married name, Laura Gildemeister.

Career

At a young age, Argentine-born Arraya emigrated to Peru with her family and acquired Peruvian nationality. She'd later represent that country in international matches. Her best result in a Grand Slam was a quarter final at Wimbledon in 1991 in London. Her brother, Pablo Arraya, is also a former tennis player, who reached the top 30 in the Association of Tennis Professionals ranks. In 1984 Arraya married to a Peruvian tennis player born in Chile, Hans Gildemeister,[1] but they later divorced.

At present she directs a tennis academy in the Peruvian capital of Lima.[2]

When she won the OTB Open in July 1989,[3] she became the first mother since Evonne Goolagong to win a Women's Tennis Association tournament.

WTA Tour finals

Singles: 10 (4-6)

Winner -- Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
WTA Tour Championships (0-0)
Tier I (0-0)
Tier II (0-0)
Tier III (0-1)
Tier IV (1-1)
Tier V (1-0)
Virginia Slims, Avon, Others (2-4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (3-2)
Grass (0-0)
Clay (1-3)
Carpet (0-1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 18 October 1982 Tokyo Hard Peru Pilar Vasquez 3-6, 6-4, 6-0
Runner-up 1. 11 July 1983 Freiburg Clay France Catherine Tanvier 4-6, 5-7
Runner-up 2. 10 October 1983 Tokyo Hard United States Lisa Bonder 1-6, 3-6
Winner 2. 2 April 1984 Miami Clay Austria Petra Huber 6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 3. 23 April 1984 Orlando Clay United States Martina Navratilova 0-6, 1-6
Runner-up 4. 18 March 1985 São Paulo Clay Argentina Mercedes Paz 7-5, 1-6, 4-6
Winner 3. 24 July 1989 Schenectady Hard United States Marianne Werdel 6-4, 6-3
Winner 4. 23 October 1989 San Juan Hard United States Gigi Fernández 6-1, 6-2
Runner-up 5. 6 August 1990 Albuquerque Hard Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná 4-6, 4-6
Runner-up 6. 3 February 1992 Osaka Carpet (I) Czechoslovakia Helena Suková 2-6, 6-4, 1-6

Doubles: 10 (1-9)

Winner -- Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
WTA Tour Championships (0-0)
Tier I (0-0)
Tier II (0-1)
Tier III (0-1)
Tier IV (0-1)
Tier V (0-0)
Virginia Slims (1-6)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0-4)
Grass (0-0)
Clay (1-5)
Carpet (0-0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 25 March 1985 Palm Beach Gardens Clay Argentina Gabriela Sabatini United States JoAnne Russell
United States Anne Smith
6-1, 1-6, 6-7(4-7)
Runner-up 2. 14 October 1985 Tokyo Hard United States Beth Herr Australia Belinda Cordwell
Australia Julie Richardson
4-6, 4-6
Runner-up 3. 4 November 1985 Tampa Hard United States Lisa Bonder Canada Carling Bassett
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
0-6, 0-6
Runner-up 4. 21 April 1986 Isle of Palms Clay Czechoslovakia Marcela Skuherská Italy Sandra Cecchini
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Gole?
6-4, 0-6, 3-6
Runner-up 5. 8 December 1986 São Paulo Clay Austria Petra Huber Brazil Neige Dias
Brazil Pat Medrado
6-4, 4-6, 6-7(6-8)
Winner 1. 30 March 1987 Isle of Palms Clay Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen Argentina Mercedes Paz
United States Candy Reynolds
6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 6. 18 May 1987 Geneva Clay France Catherine Tanvier United States Betsy Nagelsen
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
6-4, 4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 7. 14 August 1989 Mahwah Hard United States Louise Allen West Germany Steffi Graf
United States Pam Shriver
2-6, 4-6
Runner-up 8. 16 April 1990 Tampa Clay Italy Sandra Cecchini Argentina Mercedes Paz
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
2-6, 0-6
Runner-up 9. 16 September 1991 Tokyo Hard United States Carrie Cunningham United States Mary Joe Fernández
United States Pam Shriver
3-6, 3-6

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held.
Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 Career SR
Australian Open A A A A A NH A A A A 2R 2R 2R 0 / 3
French Open A 1R 1R 4R 2R 4R 1R A 2R 4R 2R 1R 3R 0 / 11
Wimbledon A A A 1R A 1R 3R A 3R 3R QF 3R 1R 0 / 8
US Open 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R A 2R 3R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 12
SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 34
Year End Ranking 116 69 51 34 63 33 45 NR 19 21 24 45 71
  • SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

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