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Monica Puig

Monica Puig
  • Residence: Miami, FL, USA
  • Date of Birth: 27 Sep 1993
  • Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m)
  • Weight: 140 lbs. (64 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (September 2010)

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Monica Puig Biography

Coached by Ricardo Sanchez ... Parents are Jose and Astrid; older brother is Ricky (works in the aeronautical industry as an engineer) ... Introduced to tennis by mother; first tennis memory is playing in a clinic at a country club ... Favorite surface is hard ... Speaks fluent Spanish and English ... Best tennis memories are winning first WTA title at Strasbourg in 2014, as well as winning inaugural WTA Rising Stars Invitational in Singapore at the end of the year, reaching third round round at 2013 French Open and fourth round at 2013 Wimbledon ... Also enjoys going to the beach, relaxing at home, spending time with family and her dogs, reading and creative writing.
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Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles 0 1
WTA Doubles Titles 0 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 6
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 0
Prize Money $4,760 $849,297
W/L - Singles 0 - 2 159 - 94
W/L - Doubles 1 - 1 10 - 14
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Results

HOBART

WTA // AUSTRALIA // 11-Jan-2015 // $250,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 59 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Kaia Kanepi (EST) 47 6-4 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$1,925
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
60 579 414
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
26-May-2014 (41) 23-Jul-2012 (263)
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2014 - Second Top 100 season (finishing No.60); won first WTA title at Strasbourg (d. Soler-Espinosa in final - was first Puerto Rican ever to win a WTA title); set career-high No.41 afterwards on May 26; QF twice at Monterrey (l. to Date-Krumm) and Guangzhou (l. to Niculescu); reached 2r seven times (incl. Australian Open, US Open and Birmingham - l. to Date-Krumm 26 64 76(7); held 1mp at 7-6 in third set tie-break); fell 1r nine times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying four times.

2013 - Breakthrough first Top 100 season (finishing No.55); QF twice at Oeiras and Guangzhou; reached 4r once (Wimbledon), 3r once (Roland Garros) and 2r four times; fell 1r seven times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying five times (incl. Australian Open); made Top 100 debut on May 6 (after Oeiras; rose from No.102 to No.95) and Top 50 debut on July 8 (after Wimbledon; rose from No.65 to No.49).

2012 - Fell 1r twice and in qualifying six times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, US Open); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2011 - Played first WTA main draw at Charleston, falling 1r (as qualifier); fell in qualifying once; won three singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2010 - Played first WTA qualifying at Ponte Vedra Beach; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2009 - Played first event of career at ITF/Bayamon-PUR.
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Winner (1): 2014 - Strasbourg.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles 0 1
WTA Doubles Titles 0 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 6
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 0
Prize Money $4,760 $849,297
W/L - Singles 0 - 2 159 - 94
W/L - Doubles 1 - 1 10 - 14

Matchfacts

Service Record YTD Return Record YTD
Aces 11 1st Serve Return Points Won 38.8%
Double Faults 10 2nd Serve Return Points Won 43.5%
1st Serve 62.7% Break Points Opportunities 17
1st Serve Points Won 55.8% Break Points Converted 35.3%
2nd Serve Points Won 48.4% Return Games Played 23
Break Points Faced 22 Return Games Won 26.1%
Break Points Saved 54.5% Return Points Won 40.8%
Service Games Played 24 Total Points Won 47.4%
Service Games Won 58.3%
Service Points Won 53.0%

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
1 / 1 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2r - - - - - - -
2 / 2 FRENCH OPEN 1r 3r - - - - - -
3 / 2 WIMBLEDON 1r 4r - - - - - -
1 / 2 US OPEN 2r 1r - - - - - -

Doubles

W/L   2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
0 / 1 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r - - - - - - -
0 / 1 FRENCH OPEN 1r - - - - - - -
0 / 2 WIMBLEDON 1r 1r - - - - - -
0 / 2 US OPEN 1r 1r - - - - - -

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Monica Puig Results

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    Doubles

HOBART

WTA // AUSTRALIA // 11-Jan-2015 // $250,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 59 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Kaia Kanepi (EST) 47 6-4 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$1,925

AUCKLAND

WTA // NEW ZEALAND // 05-Jan-2015 // $250,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 59 // Seed/Entry: /W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss Marina Erakovic (NZL) 76 7-5 2-6 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$1,925

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
60 579 414

Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
25/08/2014 US OPEN R64 70
23/06/2014 WIMBLEDON R128 10
25/05/2014 FRENCH OPEN R128 10
13/01/2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 70
26/08/2013 US OPEN R128 5
24/06/2013 WIMBLEDON R16 280
26/05/2013 FRENCH OPEN R32 160
14/01/2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
27/08/2012 US OPEN Q - R128 2
27/05/2012 FRENCH OPEN Q - R32 50
Date Tournament Round Points
16/01/2012 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 40
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Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2014 60 657
2013 55 1115
2012 127 298
2011 228 992
2010 695 -
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
26-May-2014 (41) 23-Jul-2012 (263)

Current WTA Rankings

Ranking Points
60 880

Rankings Breakdown

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    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
25/08/2014 US OPEN R64 70
23/06/2014 WIMBLEDON R128 10
25/05/2014 FRENCH OPEN R128 10
13/01/2014 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 70
26/08/2013 US OPEN R128 5
24/06/2013 WIMBLEDON R16 280
26/05/2013 FRENCH OPEN R32 160
14/01/2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R128 2
27/08/2012 US OPEN Q - R128 2
27/05/2012 FRENCH OPEN Q - R32 50
Date Tournament Round Points
16/01/2012 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 40

Premier Events

Date Tournament Round Points
27/09/2014 BEIJING Q - R16 20
21/09/2014 WUHAN Q - R32 1
11/08/2014 CINCINNATI Q - R32 20
04/08/2014 MONTRÉAL R16 30
28/07/2014 STANFORD R16 55
09/06/2014 BIRMINGHAM R32 30
12/05/2014 ROME Q 90
03/05/2014 MADRID Q - R32 2
18/03/2014 MIAMI R64 35
05/03/2014 INDIAN WELLS R128 10
Date Tournament Round Points
28/09/2013 BEIJING R64 5
22/09/2013 TOKYO R64 1
18/08/2013 NEW HAVEN Q 80
12/08/2013 CINCINNATI R16 30
29/07/2013 CARLSBAD R32 1
17/06/2013 EASTBOURNE Q - R16 8
22/04/2013 STUTTGART Q - R16 8
01/04/2013 CHARLESTON R32 40
19/03/2013 MIAMI R128 5
06/03/2013 INDIAN WELLS R16 30
Date Tournament Round Points
28/01/2013 PARIS Q - Q 12
30/12/2012 BRISBANE S 80
07/03/2012 INDIAN WELLS Q - R32 20
04/04/2011 CHARLESTON Q 12
09/03/2011 INDIAN WELLS Q - R32 20

Internationals

Date Tournament Round Points
11/01/2015 HOBART R32 1
05/01/2015 AUCKLAND R32 1
06/10/2014 TIANJIN R32 1
15/09/2014 GUANGZHOU Q 60
08/09/2014 HONG KONG R16 30
15/06/2014 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH R32 1
19/05/2014 STRASBOURG W 280
28/04/2014 OEIRAS (ESTORIL) R32 1
31/03/2014 MONTERREY Q 60
05/01/2014 HOBART R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
30/12/2013 AUCKLAND R32 1
07/10/2013 OSAKA R16 30
16/09/2013 GUANGZHOU Q 70
29/04/2013 OEIRAS (ESTORIL) Q 70
17/02/2013 MEMPHIS Q - R16 1
10/09/2012 TASHKENT Q 10
20/02/2012 MONTERREY S 16
13/02/2012 BOGOTA Q - R16 1
02/01/2012 AUCKLAND Q - Q 10
05/04/2010 PONTE VEDRA BEACH Q - R16 6
Date Tournament Round Points

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  • Svitolina & Puig's Melbourne Street Art

    January 18, 2015
    WTA Rising Stars Elina Svitolina and Monica Puig grabbed some spray paint and explored their artistic side to promote their shiny new ellesse apparel in Melbourne.
  • Video: Caro & Company In Auckland

    January 08, 2015
    Caroline Wozniacki hit the shops, Francesca Schiavone visited Italia Square and WTA Rising Star Monica Puig went to the Ronald McDonald House. Watch the videos here.
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    January 01, 2015
    Who was working out on New Year's Eve? Which WTA Rising Star was watching Silence Of the Lambs...?! See 50 of the best New Year's tweets from the WTA stars here!
  • Tweets Of The Day: A WTA Christmas

    December 25, 2014
    Usually we go with 10, but we thought we'd go all out this time - from family pics to holiday videos and more, here are 40 tweets from the WTA stars on Christmas Day!
  • WTA Rising Stars To Watch: Puig

    December 17, 2014
    Puerto Rican No.1 Monica Puig made history with her heroics in Strasbourg in 2014, and probably not for the last time.
  • Puig Wins Central American Games

    November 29, 2014
    Monica Puig, a WTA Rising Star and Latin America's No.1, continued her fantastic finish to 2014 by capturing the gold medal at the Central American Games.
  • Tweets Of The Day: Thanksgiving

    November 27, 2014
    It was Thanksgiving in the US on Thursday, and WTA stars from America and around the world took to Twitter to celebrate. Here are 15 of the best tweets from the big day - check them out!
  • Video: 10 Questions With The WTA Stars

    November 14, 2014
    Drop shot or slice, net or baseline, Steffi or Martina? Monica Puig, Maria Kirilenko and Sorana Cirstea were the latest players to tackle the adidas quick-fire round.
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  • AO Gallery: Stars, Surprises & Fans

    January 19, 2015
    The first day of play at the Australian Open featured some high and low moments by WTA stars, and fans turned out in droves to see it all.
  • AO Gallery: Svitolina & Puig's Street Art

    January 18, 2015
    Elina Svitolina and Monica Puig, two of the fastest-rising WTA Rising Stars, took part in a very unique promotional event for their new ellesse apparel. See all the best pics here!
  • Gallery: Most Popular, No.50 To No.41

    December 08, 2014
    We're counting down the most clicked on players of the year on wtatennis.com, starting today with No.50 to No.41. WTA legends, WTA Rising Stars and more - let's start the countdown!
  • WTA Finals Gallery: Legends & Light Shows

    October 21, 2014
    It was a manic Monday at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global, with WTA Future Stars, the WTA Legends Classic, the Opening Ceremony and - of course - the main event...
  • WTA Finals Gallery: Packed Day In Paradise

    October 21, 2014
    From shiny trophies to brand new gadgets and some brilliant on-court action, it was a packed day at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.
  • WTA Finals Gallery: In The Fan Zone

    October 19, 2014
    Monica Puig and Zarina Diyas haven't just been lighting up the courts at the WTA Rising Stars Invitational, they've been a hit with fans at the Fan Zone. All the best pics right here.
  • Guangzhou Gallery: The Player Party

    September 16, 2014
    A slew of WTA stars stepped out for the Guangzhou International Women's Open welcome dinner and player party. What were they wearing? See the pics here!
  • US Open Gallery: Taste Of Tennis

    August 23, 2014
    The brightest WTA stars - including Agnieszka Radwanska - stepped out in New York City ahead of the US Open for Taste Of Tennis. See all the best pics here!
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