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Personal

Coached by Paulo Lucas and Andre Lopes; fitness coach is Paulo Figueiredo ... Baseliner whose favorite shot is forehand; prefers hardcourts ... Mother's name is Maria Adelaide Ferreira Machada da Silva; father's name is Francisco Manuel Ramos da Silva; brother's name is Bruno Jose Ferreira da Silva ... Began playing tennis at age 7 when introduced to the sport by brother ... Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese ... Favorite actress is Julia Roberts; favorite singer is Bryan Adams; favorite author is Paulo Coelho; favorite food is Portuguese; other interests include soccer, fishing ... Person most admired is Steffi Graf ... Favorite tournament is Wimbledon (because it was her first main draw) ... Goal is to be Top 100.

Career Highlights

SINGLES
Winner: 2008 - ITF/Kaarst-GER, ITF/Felixstowe-GBR, ITF/Vigo-ESP; 2007 - ITF/Portimao-POR, ITF/Braga-POR, ITF/La Coruna-ESP; 2006 - ITF/Alcobaca-POR, ITF/Vlaardingen-NED, ITF/Lleida-ESP; 2004 - ITF/Alcobaca-POR, ITF/Evora-POR.

DOUBLES
Winner: 2008 - ITF/Mont-de-Marsan-FRA (w/Senoglu), ITF/La Coruna-ESP, ITF/Vigo-ESP (both w/Thyssen); 2007 - ITF/Hull-GBR (w/de Gubernatis), ITF/Portimao-POR, ITF/Athens 2-GRE, ITF/Fuerteventura-ESP (all Thyssen), ITF/Mont-de-Marsan-FRA (w/Bratchikova), ITF/Coimbra-POR (w/Nagy); 2006 - ITF/Mallorca 4-ESP (w/Sánchez García); 2005 - ITF/Amarante-POR (w/Cortéz), ITF/Bolton 2-GBR (w/Kix); 2004 - ITF/Monzón-ESP (w/Carvalho); 2003 - ITF/Almeria-ESP (w/Senoglu), ITF/Pontevedra-ESP (w/Velasco Andreu); 2002 - ITF/Montemor-o-Novo-POR (w/Santos), ITF/Pontevedra-ESP, ITF/Lleida-ESP (both w/Piedade).

Career in Review

1999 - Played first event of career at ITF/Vila do Conde-POR.

2000 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.

2001 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.

2002 - Played first Tour main draw at Estoril, falling 1r (as WC); fell in Tour qualifying once; won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2003 - Fell in Tour qualifying once; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2004 - Reached 2r once; won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2005 - Fell 1r once; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2006 - Won three singles titles and one doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2007 - Fell 1r once and in Tour qualifying twice; won three singles titles and six doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2008 - Fell 1r once and in Tour qualifying six times (incl. all four majors); won three singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.