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Coached by Alexandre Zornig ... Parents are Jose and Maria; has three brothers and three sisters ... Started playing tennis at age 8 because brothers were playing ... Favorite tournament is French Open ... Tennis idol was Gustavo Kuerten; also likes Rafael Nadal ... Favorite type of music is reggae (especially Bob Marley).
Winner (2): 2015 - Bogotá, Florianopolis.
Brazilian Fed Cup Team, 2007-08, 2011, 2013-15.
Career in Review
2015 - Breakthrough first Top 50 season (finishing No.45); won two WTA titles at Bogotá (d. Shvedova in final) and Florianopolis (d. Beck in final); was just third Brazilian in Open Era to win a WTA title, after Maria Bueno (who won three) and Neige Dias (who won two); made Top 50 debut on August 3 (after Florianopolis; rose from No.78 to No.48); reached 2r five times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r five times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open) and in qualifying three times (incl. Australian Open); also won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2014 - SF at Rio de Janeiro (l. to Koukalova); reached 3r once and 2r twice (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r seven times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying seven times.
2013 - First Top 100 season; SF at Bogotá (l. to Ormaechea - first Brazilian to reach a WTA SF since 1990); reached 2r once; fell 1r four times and in qualifying 10 times (incl. all four majors); won five singles titles on ITF Circuit; made Top 100 debut on July 29 (rose from No.104 to No.100).
2012 - Fell in WTA qualifying five times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open); won three singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Won two singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2010 - Won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2009 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2008 - Played first WTA qualifying at Wimbledon; won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2007 - Won five singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2006 - Won three singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2005 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2004 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2003 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.