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Coached by father, Antonio ... Mother is Caroline; brothers are Sebastian and Sergio (twins, four years older than her); has dog called Armani (husky) ... Began playing at age 3 when father introduced her at local club ... Baseliner whose best assets are movement, groundstrokes; favorite surfaces are hard, grass ... Speaks Portuguese, English ... Favorite types of music are hip hop, rap; favorite artist is Justin Timberlake ... Favorite movie is When A Stanger Calls; favorite book is DaVinci Code ... Enjoys reading, walking her dog, shopping ... Favorite things about being a tennis player are seing the world, competing; least favorite thing is losing ... Favorite players are Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Rafael Nadal ... Favorite event is Miami because it was her first WTA event ... Goal is to keep improving ... Junior highlights include youngest ever to win U16 Eddie Herr title (won it in 2005 when she was 12).
Career in Review
2015 - Reached 3r once; fell in qualifying seven times (incl. Roland Garros and Wimbledon).
2014 - Reached 3r once (Wimbledon); fell 1r four times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying four times (incl. US Open).
2013 - Reached 3r once (Wimbledon) and 2r once (US Open); fell 1r five times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying six times (incl. Roland Garros).
2012 - Reached 2r three times; fell 1r three times and in qualifying six times (incl. all four majors); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Fell in WTA qualifying six times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2010 - Reached 3r once and 2r three times; fell 1r four times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open) and in qualifying six times (incl. other two majors).
2009 - Reached 3r once (Roland Garros) and 2r three times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open); fell 1r three times and in qualifying eight times (incl. Australian Open); made Top 100 debut on June 8 (after Roland Garros; rose from No.132 to No.90).
2008 - QF at Tashkent; reached 3r twice and 2r twice; fell 1r once and in qualifying five times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open).
2007 - Played first event at ITF/Midland, MI-USA; second event was WTA debut at Miami, reaching 2r (as unranked WC, d. Shaughnessy in 1r, falling to Hantuchova; at 14y/1m/21d, eighth-youngest player ever to win a WTA main draw match); played rest of year on ITF Circuit.