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Vanessa Menga

Vanessa Menga
  • Residence: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Date of Birth: 20 Oct 1976
  • Birthplace: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Height: 5'8'' (1.73 m)
  • Weight: 132 1/2 lbs. (60 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (1995)

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Vanessa Menga Biography

Coached by Carlos Kirmayr ... Prefers to be called by her nickname 'Vini' ... Loves dancing, cooking; makes her own desserts ... Has dog, Jimbo, named after her favorite player, Jimmy Connors ... Aided My Proyect the Tennis in 2004 and now has an institute, Instituto Brilho Brasileiro, aiding children in public schools ... In 2005, organized a $10K ITF event in Sao Paulo, also played, reaching doubles final; also in 2005, worked as sports reporter with television; in 2006 graduated from a Professional Television Reporter program.
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YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 0
WTA Doubles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 3
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 33
Prize Money $0 $139,973
W/L - Singles - - - 185 - 186
W/L - Doubles - - - 267 - 148
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Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
22-Feb-1999 (163) 07-Jun-1999 (93)
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1999 - Unseeded, reached first QF on WTA Tour at Bogota, upsetting No. 6 seed Noorlander in 2r, before falling to defending champion and No. 4 seed Sußrez in 3s; reached a doubles SF at Estoril

2000 - As a WC at Sao Paulo, d. Reeves in 1r

2002 - Won back-to-back ITF doubles title (w/Arevalo) in Mexico.


2003 - Stopped playing after car accident during tournament in Naples, Italy - required a year to recover.

2005 - In lone event since stopping professional career, was doubles runner-up at $10K ITF/Sao Paolo-BRA (w/Vieira), a tournament she also helped organize.
SINGLES
Winner (0 WTA Tour): 1998 - ITF/Poza Rica-MEX, ITF/Manaus-BRA; 1997 - ITF/La Paz-BOL. Quarterfinalist (1): 1999 - Bogota.

DOUBLES
Finalist (0 WTA Tour): 2005 - ITF/Sao Paolo-BRA (w/Vieira).
Semifinalist (1): 2000 - Sao Paulo (w/Cortez).
Quarterfinalist (1): 1999 - Bogota (w/Schaerer).

ADDITIONAL
Brazilian Pan Am Games Team 1999. Brazilian Olympic Team 2000, 1996. Brazilian Fed Cup Team 2001.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 0
WTA Doubles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 3
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 33
Prize Money $0 $139,973
W/L - Singles - - - 185 - 186
W/L - Doubles - - - 267 - 148

Grand Slam History

Doubles

W/L   2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993
2 / 2 FRENCH OPEN 1r 3r - - - - - -
0 / 1 WIMBLEDON - 1r - - - - - -
0 / 1 US OPEN - 1r - - - - - -

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Vanessa Menga Results

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
30/08/1999 US OPEN Q - R128 2
21/06/1999 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 2
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 2
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Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2003 860 326
2002 428 194
2001 382 163
2000 288 151
1999 241 100
1998 234 134
1997 354 177
1996 299 204
1995 348 184
1994 564 224
1993 534 310
1992 840 569
1991 851 793
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
22-Feb-1999 (163) 07-Jun-1999 (93)

Current WTA Rankings

Ranking Points
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Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
30/08/1999 US OPEN Q - R128 2
21/06/1999 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 2
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 2

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
09/09/2002 BAHIA Q - R32 1
10/06/2002 VIENNA Q - R32 1
10/09/2001 BAHIA Q - R32 1
09/04/2001 ESTORIL Q - R32 1
04/10/1999 SAO PAULO R32 1
07/06/1999 BIRMINGHAM Q - R32 1
17/05/1999 MADRID Q - R32 1
10/05/1999 ANTWERP Q - R32 1
03/05/1999 ROME Q - R32 1
05/04/1999 ESTORIL R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
15/03/1999 MIAMI Q - R64 1
15/02/1999 BOGOTA Q 35
16/03/1998 MIAMI Q - R64 1
16/02/1998 BOGOTA Q - R32 1
25/03/1996 MIAMI Q - R64 1
25/10/1993 CURITIBA S 6
17/05/1993 LUCERNE Q - R16 0
26/11/1990 SAO PAOLO Q - R32 0

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