Amanda Carreras

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Amanda Carreras
Full name Amanda Carreras
Country  United Kingdom
 Gibraltar
Born (1990-05-16) 16 May 1990 (age 24)
Gibraltar
Turned pro 2008
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $64,923
Singles
Career record 201–152
Career titles 4 ITF
Highest ranking 306 (4 November 2013)
Current ranking 426 (21 July 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon Q1 (2013)
Doubles
Career record 79–60
Career titles 7 ITF
Highest ranking 372 (17 May 2010)
Current ranking 542 (21 July 2014)
Last updated on: 21 July 2014.

Amanda Carreras (born 16 May 1990 in Gibraltar) is a Gibraltarian tennis player.

Carreras has won four singles and seven doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 4 November 2013, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 306. On 17 May 2010, she peaked at world number 372 in the doubles rankings.

Due to Carreras winning her first two singles and doubles titles back-to-back, the ITF website wrote a "Spotlight On…" article on Carreras in May 2009.[1]

On 24 July 2012, Carreras carried the Olympic flame in the torch relay in Ealing. Nicola Bosio (another Gibraltarian athlete) passed on the flame to Amanda who was described as one of Gibraltar's finest sportswomen.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Carreras's parents are named Mark (a commercial pilot) and Joanna, and her personal interests include football, running and golf.

Career[edit]

Junior (2004–2008)[edit]

Carreras only competed in a total of nine tournaments over the course of her junior career, reaching the quarterfinals in only one of them. As a doubles competitor she reached two semifinals and two quarterfinals. By July 2008, when she played in her last junior tournament, she had accumulated win-loss records of 8–9 in singles and 8–8 in doubles. Her career-high combined junior ranking was world number 548 (achieved on 18 July 2005).[3]

2006–2007[edit]

Carreras first competed on the senior ITF tour in February 2006, but during the rest of the year she failed to pass the second round in any of her tournaments. She ended 2006 without a world ranking.[4]

She continued competing on the ITF tour in 2007 and reached her first ever quarterfinal as a qualifier in July at a $10,000 clay court event in Tampere, Finland. In her very next tournament (also a $10,000 clay court event) she again managed to qualify and this time she reached her very first ITF semifinal. She ended the 2007 season with a ranking of world number 873.[4]

2008[edit]

In March 2008, Carreras reached another ITF quarterfinal, this time in Antalya. In May she reached her first ever ITF final in a $10,000 event in Tortosa where she was beaten by Beatriz García Vidagany. She reached the final in her very next tournament where she lost to Elitsa Kostova in three sets. In August she reached another semifinal and in September and October she reached three more quarterfinals. In November she again fell just short of winning a tournament when she lost in the final of a $10,000 event in El Menzah, Tunisia. Her ranking at the end of 2008 had risen almost 300 places to world number 591.[4]

2009[edit]

Carreras began her 2009 season on clay courts and reached another $10,000 ITF semifinal in March. She followed this up by reaching the quarterfinals of her following tournament which was also a $10,000 ITF. Carreras continued competing on the ITF circuit without any notable results until May, when she reached the semifinals of a $10,000 ITF tournament in Badalona, Spain. She then headed to Antalya where she won both the singles and doubles in two consecutive events, giving her the first four ITF titles of her career and prompting the official ITF website to feature her in their "Spotlight On…" article for May.[1] This momentum then carried her to another semifinal in her next tournament, when Nataša Zorić from Serbia ended her winning streak of 13 singles matches. Despite this promising first part of the year, Carreras did not pass the second round in any of her remaining tournaments in 2009 with the exception of one quarterfinal showing in late October and one runner-up position in another $10,000 clay court ITF event in late November. By the end of 2009, her singles ranking was world number 423.[4]

ITF finals (11–13)[edit]

Singles (4–6)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (4–4)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 26 May 2008 Spain Tortosa, Spain Clay Spain Beatriz García Vidagany 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 16 June 2008 Portugal Alcobaça, Portugal Hard Bulgaria Elitsa Kostova 6–3, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 3 November 2008 Tunisia El Menzah, Tunisia Hard Italy Federica Grazioso 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 4–6
Winner 1. 11 May 2009 Turkey Antalya, Turkey Clay Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 7–5, 7–5
Winner 2. 18 May 2009 Turkey Antalya, Turkey Clay Sweden Sandra Roma 7–6(9–7), 6–7(2–7), 6–4
Runner-up 4. 23 November 2009 Spain La Vall d'Uixó, Spain Clay France Laura Thorpe 2–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 1 November 2010 Tunisia La Marsa, Tunisia Clay Italy Erika Zanchetta 7–6(7–4), 6–0
Winner 4. 21 May 2012 Spain Getxo, Spain Clay Spain Yvonne Cavallé Reimers 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 17 September 2012 Spain Madrid, Spain Clay (i) Argentina Tatiana Búa 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 6. 29 October 2012 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Brazil Teliana Pereira 1–6, 2–6

Doubles (7–7)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (6–6)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 12 May 2008 Spain Badalona, Spain Clay Spain Maite Gabarrus Alonso Italy Benedetta Davato
Italy Lisa Sabino
6–2, 2–6, [8–10]
Winner 1. 11 May 2009 Turkey Antalya, Turkey Clay Italy Valentina Sulpizio Belgium An-Sophie Mestach
Belgium Sofie Oyen
4–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Winner 2. 18 May 2009 Turkey Antalya, Turkey Clay Italy Valentina Sulpizio Sweden Julia Klackenberg
Sweden Sandra Roma
6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 3 August 2009 Austria Vienna, Austria Clay Austria Raphaela Zotta Czech Republic Jana Jandová
Slovakia Monika Kochanová
5–7, 7–5, [14–16]
Runner-up 3. 12 October 2009 Turkey Antalya, Turkey Clay Italy Valentine Confalonieri Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay
Uzbekistan Albina Khabibulina
6–2, 5–7, [7–10]
Winner 3. 23 November 2009 Spain La Vall d'Uixó, Spain Clay Spain Lara Arruabarrena Spain Yera Campos Molina
Spain Sandra Soler Sola
6–4, 3–6, [11–9]
Winner 4. 3 May 2010 Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay Peru Bianca Botto Bolivia María Fernanda Álvarez Terán
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
3–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Winner 5. 1 November 2010 Tunisia La Marsa, Tunisia Clay Spain Sheila Solsona Carcasona Mexico Ximena Hermoso
Mexico Ivette López
6–4, 7–5
Winner 6. 22 November 2010 Spain La Vall d'Uixó, Spain Clay Venezuela Andrea Gámiz Spain Lara Arruabarrena
Italy Benedetta Davato
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Winner 7. 13 June 2011 Portugal Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal Hard Venezuela Andrea Gámiz Mexico Ximena Hermoso
Mexico Ivette López
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 8 August 2011 Spain Gijón, Spain Hard Venezuela Andrea Gámiz Republic of Ireland Amy Bowtell
United Kingdom Lucy Brown
w/o
Runner-up 5. 14 November 2011 Spain Vinaròs, Spain Clay Spain Carolina Prats Millán Italy Anastasia Grymalska
Russia Eugeniya Pashkova
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 23 April 2012 Spain Vic, Spain Clay Mexico Ximena Hermoso Russia Eugeniya Pashkova
Bulgaria Isabella Shinikova
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 7 October 2013 Spain Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain Clay Spain Lara Arruabarrena Argentina Tatiana Búa
Venezuela Andrea Gámiz
6–4, 2–6, [7–10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fishpool, Nick (23 June 2009). "Amanda Carreras – May 2009". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Amanda & Nicola carry Olympic Torch for Gibraltar". GBC. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Amanda Carreras at the International Tennis Federation Junior Profile
  4. ^ a b c d Amanda Carreras at the International Tennis Federation

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