Neuza Silva

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Neuza Silva
Country  Portugal
Residence Lisbon, Portugal
Born (1983-05-04) 4 May 1983 (age 31)
Setúbal, Portugal
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Turned pro 1999
Retired 2010
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money US$172,509
Singles
Career record 226–145 (61%)
Career titles 0 WTA, 12 ITF
Highest ranking No. 133 (6 July 2009)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q2 (2009)
French Open Q2 (2009)
Wimbledon 1R (2009)
US Open Q3 (2008)
Doubles
Career record 145–85 (63%)
Career titles 0 WTA, 18 ITF
Highest ranking No. 185 (6 July 2008)
Last updated on: 12 September 2010.

Neuza Silva (born 4 May 1983, in Setúbal) is a former Portuguese professional tennis player. Her career high WTA singles ranking was 133, which she reached on 6 July 2009; her career high doubles ranking is 185, set at 6 July 2008. Silva regularly competed for the Portugal Fed Cup team, and had a total win–loss record of 16–6.

Career[edit]

Silva debuted in the ITF Circuit in Vila do Conde with a first round loss. Her first high level match came in 2002 at the Estoril Open, followed soon by her first presence in the Fed Cup. Both matches resulted in defeat.

Her greatest moment came at home at the 2004 Estoril Open when she defeated Julia Schruff, the previous year finalist, 3–6, 7–6(5), 7–6(8), to become the first Portuguese female player to win a singles match at the tournament. She would then lose to fourth seed Denisa Chládková 6–2, 6–1.

The year 2009 proved to be a breakthrough year for Silva. In February, she entered her first Tour event outside of Portugal in Pattaya and reached the second round, defeating Jessica Moore 6–2, 6–1 before losing to home player and sixth seed Tamarine Tanasugarn 6–3, 6–2.

In May, at Estoril, she played first seed Iveta Benešová in the first round, losing 6–4, 5–7, 6–4. In doubles, with Alexandra Dulgheru, she reached the quarterfinals.

On 18 June 2009, Silva qualified for her first Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon, where she lost to second seed Serena Williams on 22 June 2009, 6–1, 7–5 in the first round.

Her next WTA Tour event was the Tashkent Open in September, where she lost in the first round 6–4, 3–6, 6–4 to eight seed Galina Voskoboeva.

2010 was an injured filled year for Silva, who missed most of the season. Her last match came in June during the 2010 Wimbledon Championships qualifying tournament where she lost in the first round against Michaëlla Krajicek 6–1, 6–3. Citing constant pain in both of her knees, Silva retired on 12 September 2010.

ITF Circuit Finals[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 20 (12–8)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 13 June 2004 Portugal Alcobaça, Portugal Hard Spain Lucía Jiménez 7–5, 5–7, 6–1
Winner 2. 24 October 2004 Portugal Évora, Portugal Hard Germany Laura Zelder 6–2, 2–6, ret.
Runner–up 1. 12 June 2006 Portugal Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal Hard China Xinyun Han 2–6, 6–2, 5–7
Winner 3. 26 June 2006 Portugal Alcobaça, Portugal Hard China Xinyun Han 6–3, 2–6, 7–5
Winner 4. 27 August 2006 Netherlands Vlaardingen, Netherlands Clay Netherlands Pauline Wong 6–1, 6–2
Winner 5. 17 September 2006 Spain Lleida, Spain Clay Spain Paula Fondevila Castro 5–7, 6–2, 7–6(7–2)
Runner–up 2. 20 November 2006 Israel Ramat Hasharon, İsrael Hard Netherlands Nicole Thyssen 2–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 25 February 2007 Portugal Portimão, Portugal Hard France Irena Pavlovic 7–6(7–2), 6–4
Runner–up 3. 25 March 2007 Greece Athens, Greece Hard Serbia Ana Jovanović 3–6, 6–4, 3–6
Runner–up 4. 21 May 2007 Spain Fuerteventura, Spain Carpet Netherlands Nicole Thyssen 2–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 2 June 2007 Portugal Braga, Portugal Clay France Stéphanie Vongsouthi 6–1, 6–4
Runner–up 5. 10 July 2007 United Kingdom Felixstowe, Great Britain Grass Czech Republic Petra Cetkovska 2–6, 4–6
Winner 8. 30 July 2007 Spain La Coruña, Spain Hard New Zealand Marina Erakovic 0–6, 7–5, 6–3
Runner–up 6. 04 Aug 2007 Portugal Coimbra, Portugal Hard France Olivia Sanchez 6–7, 1–6
Winner 9. 27 January 2008 Germany Kaarst, Germany Carpet Netherlands Renee Reinhard 6–3, 6–1
Winner 10. 13 July 2008 United Kingdom Felixstowe, Great Britain Grass United Kingdom Sarah Borwell 6–3, 6–2
Runner–up 7. 21 JulY 2008 Spain La Coruña, Spain Hard Greece Anna Gerasimou 2-6 7–6 3–6
Winner 11. 3 August 2008 Spain Vigo, Spain Hard Spain Silvia Soler Espinosa 6–3, 6–1
Winner 12. 12 July 2009 Spain La Coruña, Spain Hard Serbia Vesna Dolonc 6–3, 6–1
Runner–up 8. 21 March 2010 Russia St. Petersburg, Russia Hard Russia Alexandra Panova 1–6, 5–7

Doubles: 28 (18-10)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 23 June 2002 Portugal Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal Hard Portugal Carlota Santos Italy Alberta Brianti
Portugal Frederica Piedade
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 8 July 2002 Spain Getxo, Spain Clay Ukraine Irena Nossenko Spain Marta Fraga
Spain Ma. Jose Sanchez Alayeto
3-6, 4-6
Winner 2. 5 August 2002 Spain Pontevedra, Spain Hard Portugal Frederica Piedade Italy Alberta Brianti
Turkey İpek Şenoğlu
6–2, 4–6, 6–2
Winner 3. 29 September 2002 Spain Lleida, Spain Clay Portugal Frederica Piedade Germany Caroline Ann Basu
Switzerland Aliénor Tricerri
6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 07 October 2002 Italy Catania, Italy Clay Austria Susanne Filipp France Kildine Chevalier
New Zealand Shelley Stephens
2-6 2-6
Winner 4. 25 May 2003 Spain Almeria, Spain Hard Turkey İpek Şenoğlu Colombia Romy Farah
Spain Astrid Waernes
7–5, 5–7, 6–3
Winner 5. 3 August 2003 Spain Pontevedra, Spain Hard Spain Gabriela Velasco Andreu Ukraine Veronika Litvinskaya
Russia Elena Poliakova
6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 24 August 2003 Portugal Coimbra, Portugal Hard United Kingdom Hannah Collin New Zealand Paula Marama
Israel Danielle Steinberg
4-6 6-7
Runner-up 4. 13 October 2003 Portugal Carcavelos, Portugal Clay Colombia Romy Farah Spain Rosa Maria Andres Rodriguez
France Celine Beigbeder
2-6 0-1 ret.
Winner 6. 16 May 2004 Spain Monzón, Spain Hard Brazil Larissa Carvalho Brazil Joana Cortez
Brazil Marina Tavares
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 13 September 2004 Spain Lleida, Spain Clay France Kildine Chevalier Italy Elena Vianello
Italy Elisa Villa
5-7 5-7
Winner 7. 29 August 2005 Portugal Amarante, Portugal Hard Brazil Joana Cortez Argentina Flavia Mignola
Spain Gabriela Velasco Andreu
6–2, 6–3
Winner 8. 11 October 2005 United Kingdom Bolton, Great Britain Hard (i) Austria Daniela Kix Czech Republic Veronika Chvojková
United Kingdom Claire Peterzan
6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 12 June 2006 Portugal Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal Hard Norway Karoline Steiro Greece Anna Koumantou
Turkey Pemra Ozgen
W/O
Runner-up 7. 08 August 2006 Portugal Coimbra, Portugal Hard Brazil Joana Cortez Argentina Maria Jose Argeri
Brazil Leticia Sobral
6-7 6-7
Winner 9. 11 October 2006 Spain Mallorca, Spain Clay Spain Nuria Sánchez García Slovenia Anja Prislan
Germany Laura Siegemund
6–3, 6–1
Winner 10. 30 January 2007 United Kingdom Hull, Great Britain Hard France Claire de Gubernatis United Kingdom Danielle Brown
United Kingdom Elizabeth Thomas
6–7(2–7), 7–5, 6–4
Winner 11. 25 February 2007 Portugal Portimão, Portugal Hard Netherlands Nicole Thijssen United States Jessica Lehnhoff
United States Robin Stephenson
6–4, 6–2
Winner 12. 26 March 2007 Greece Athens, Greece Hard Netherlands Nicole Thijssen Greece Anna Koumantou
Turkey Pemra Özgen
6–2, 6–4
Winner 13. 26 May 2007 Spain Fuerteventura, Spain Carpet Netherlands Nicole Thijssen Colombia Mariana Duque Marino
Brazil Roxane Vaisemberg
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 05 June 2007 Spain Madrid, Spain Clay Russia Nina Bratchikova Argentina Jorgelina Cravero
Argentina Betina Jozami
4-6 4-6
Winner 14. 9 July 2007 France Mont-de-Marsan, France Clay Russia Nina Bratchikova Brazil Joana Cortez
Brazil Teliana Pereira
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 15. 10 August 2007 Portugal Coimbra, Portugal Hard Hungary Kira Nagy Poland Magdalena Kiszczyńska
Belgium Yanina Wickmayer
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 9. 2 December 2007 Portugal Sintra, Portugal Clay Brazil Roxane Vaisemberg Belgium Caroline Maes
Serbia Teodora Mirčić
4–6 1–6
Runner-up 10. 04 February 2008 Portugal Algarve, Portugal Hard Netherlands Danielle Harmsen Ukraine Kateryna Herth
Russia Nina Bratchikova
4-6 3-6
Winner 16. 5 July 2008 France Mont-de-Marsan, France Clay Turkey İpek Şenoğlu Austria Melanie Klaffner
Portugal Frederica Piedade
6–4, 6–2
Winner 17. 27 July 2008 Spain La Coruña, Spain Hard Netherlands Nicole Thijssen Colombia Karen Emilia Castiblanco Duarte
Colombia Paula Zabala
6–2, 6–2
Winner 18. 3 August 2008 Spain Vigo, Spain Hard Netherlands Nicole Thijssen Russia Nina Bratchikova
Portugal Frederica Piedade
6–2, 6–4

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Career
SR
Career
W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A LQ LQ LQ 0 / 0 0–0
French Open A A A A A A LQ LQ A 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon A A A A A A LQ 1R LQ 0 / 1 0–1
US Open A A A A A A LQ LQ A 0 / 0 0–0
SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 N/A
Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 N/A 0–1
WTA Premier 5 Tournaments
Dubai Not Tier I LQ A 0 / 0 0–0
SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 N/A
Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 N/A 0–0
WTA Premier Tournaments
Moscow A A A A A A A LQ A 0 / 0 0–0
SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 N/A
Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 N/A 0–0
WTA International Tournaments
Auckland A A A A A A A LQ A 0 / 0 0–0
Pattaya A A A A A A A 2R A 0 / 1 1–1
Monterrey Not Held LQ A 0 / 0 0–0
Fes A A A A A A LQ A A 0 / 0 0–0
Barcelona Not Held LQ LQ A A 0 / 0 0–0
Estoril 1R LQ 2R 1R A 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 6 1–6
İstanbul Not Held A A A A LQ A 0 / 0 0–0
Tashkent A A A A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1
Linz A A A A A LQ A A A 0 / 0 0–0
SR 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 8 N/A
Win-Loss 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–3 0–0 N/A 2–8
Career Statistics
Tournaments played 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 4 0 Career total: 9
Finals reached 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 0
Tournaments Won 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 0
Statistics by surface
Hardcourt Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 N/A 7–1
Clay Win-Loss 0–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 N/A 4–8
Grass Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 N/A 0–1
Carpet Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 N/A 0–2
Overall Win-Loss 0–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 4–1 0–3 4–4 0–0 N/A 11–12
Win (%) 0% 0% 50% 67% 0% 80% 0% 50% 0% Career Win (%): 48%
Year-end ranking 710 732 421 468 495 204 162 170 434 N/A N/A
  • Fed Cup matches are included in the statistics. Walkovers are neither official wins nor official losses.
Performance key
W winner #R lost in the early rounds Z# Davis Cup Zonal Group (number) B semifinalist, won bronze medal
F runner-up RR lost at round robin stage PO Davis Cup play-off NH not held
SF semifinalist Q# lost in qualification round G won Olympic gold medal NMS Not a Masters Series event
QF quarterfinalist A absent S runner-up, won silver medal NPM Not a Premier Mandatory or 5 event
Update either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the event has ended.

Fed Cup[edit]

Silva played for the Portugal Fed Cup team from 2002 to 2009. Her singles record is 9–6 and her doubles record is 9–3 (18–9 overall).

Participations (27)[edit]

Singles (15)[edit]

Edition Round Date Against Surface Opponent W–L Result
2002 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Group I
RR 24 April 2002 Bulgaria Bulgaria Clay Bulgaria Desislava Topalova Lose 6–7(4–7), 1–6
2005 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Group III
RR 26 April 2005 Moldova Moldova Clay Moldova Ina Sireteanu Win 6–1, 6–1
GIII Play-offs 28 April 2005 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Selma Babic Win 6–3, 6–0
2007 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Group II
RR 17–19 April 2007 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Hard Bosnia and Herzegovina Dijana Stojic Win 6–3, 6–3
Georgia (country) Georgia Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova Win 7–5, 6–4
Norway Norway Norway Karoline Steiro Win 6–2, 6–1
GII Play-offs 20 April 2007 Greece Greece Hard Greece Asimina Kaplani Win 6–2, 6–1
2008 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Group I
RR 30 January–3 February 2008 Bulgaria Bulgaria Carpet Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova Lose 1–6, 0–6
Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Arantxa Rus Lose 5–7, 4–6
2009 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Group II
RR 22–24 April 2009 Morocco Morocco Hard Morocco Nadia Lalami Win 6–1, 6–0
Latvia Latvia Latvia Irina Kuzmina Win 6–2, 6–1
GII Play-offs 25 April 2009 South Africa South Africa Hard South Africa Lizaan Du Plessis Win 6–2, 6–3
2010 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Group I
RR 4–5 February 2010 Croatia Cratia Hard Croatia Ajla Tomljanović Lose 6–7(6–8), 4–6
Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland Amra Sadikovic Lose 4–6, 1–6
GI Play-offs 6 February 2010 Bulgaria Bulgaria Hard Bulgaria Dia Evtimova Lose 1–6, 1–6

Doubles (12)[edit]

Edition Round Date Partnering Against Surface Opponents W–L Result
2002 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Group I
RR 26 April 2002 Portugal Angela Cardoso Georgia (country) Georgia Clay Georgia (country) Margalita Chakhnashvili
Georgia (country) Salome Devidze
Lose 4–6, 3–6
2003 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Group II
RR 29 April–1 May 2003 Portugal Ana Catarina Nogueira Norway Norway Clay Norway Karoline Borgersen
Norway Ina Sartz
Win 6–0, 6–2
Portugal Frederica Piedade Turkey Turkey Turkey Pemra Özgen
Turkey İpek Şenoğlu
Win 6–3, 2–6, 6–2
2005 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Group III
RR 29 April 2005 Portugal Ana Catarina Nogueira Kenya Kenya Clay Kenya Caroline Oduor
Kenya Tamara Orwa
Win 6–0, 6–0
GIII Play-offs 30 April 2005 Portugal Ana Catarina Nogueira Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Selma Babic
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sanja Racic
Win 6–1, 6–3
2006 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Group II
RR 26–28 April 2006 Portugal Ana Catarina Nogueira Poland Poland Clay Poland Klaudia Jans
Poland Alicja Rosolska
Lose 2–6, 2–6
Portugal Ana Catarina Nogueira Latvia Latvia Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
Latvia Alise Vaidere
Win 6–3, 4–6, 6–2
Portugal Ana Catarina Nogueira Greece Greece Greece Anna Gerasimou
Greece Anna Koumantou
Win 6–2, 3–6, 6–4
2009 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Group II
RR 22–24 April 2009 Portugal Frederica Piedade Morocco Morocco Hard Morocco Fatima El Allami
Morocco Nadia Lalami
Win 6–0, 6–1
Portugal Frederica Piedade Latvia Latvia Latvia Līga Dekmeijere
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
Lose 1–6, 1–6
2010 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Group I
RR 4–5 February 2010 Portugal Michelle Larcher de Brito Croatia Croatia Hard Croatia Jelena Kostanić Tošić
Croatia Silvia Njirić
Win 7–5, 6–4
Portugal Maria João Koehler Romania Romania Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Romania Ioana Raluca Olaru
Win 7–5, 7–5

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