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.
• Strong doubles players with several titles on the ITF Circuit• In 1995, captured a Bronze Medal in the Pan American Games for Brazil; at the 1999 Pan Am Games, captured the doubles Gold Medal with partner J. Santos• Won 42 junior titles
SINGLESWinner (0 WTA Tour): 1998 - ITF/Poza Rica-MEX, ITF/Manaus-BRA; 1997 - ITF/La Paz-BOL. Quarterfinalist (1): 1999 - Bogota.DOUBLESFinalist (0 WTA Tour): 2005 - ITF/Sao Paolo-BRA (w/Vieira).Semifinalist (1): 2000 - Sao Paulo (w/Cortez).Quarterfinalist (1): 1999 - Bogota (w/Schaerer).ADDITIONALBrazilian Pan Am Games Team 1999. Brazilian Olympic Team 2000, 1996. Brazilian Fed Cup Team 2001.
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 Suárez in 3s; reached a doubles SF at Estoril2000 - As a WC at Sao Paulo, d. Reeves in 1r2002 - 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.
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