Joana Cortez

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Joana Cortez
Full name Joana Amorim Cortez dos Santos
Country (sports)  Brazil
Born (1979-01-11) 11 January 1979 (age 36)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 1997
Retired 2008
Plays Left-handed (double-handed backhand)
Prize money $140,667
Singles
Career record 231–217
Career titles 7 ITF
Highest ranking 204 (17 September 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q1 (2002)
US Open Q1 (2002)
Doubles
Career record 313–179
Career titles 26 ITF
Highest ranking 115 (5 November 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2002)
US Open 1R (2001)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (2000)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 23–14

Joana Amorim Cortez dos Santos (born 11 January 1979 in Rio de Janeiro) is a retired Brazilian tennis player.

Cortez won seven singles and 26 doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 17 September 2001, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 204. On 5 November 2001, she peaked at world number 115 in the doubles rankings.

Cortez represented Brazil at the 2000 Summer Olympics in women's doubles, reaching the second round with Vanessa Menga. A year previously, the pair won gold at the 1999 Pan American Games. Cortez won gold again in 2003, partnering Bruna Coloso, and in 2007 won bronze with Teliana Pereira in Rio.

Playing for Brazil at the Fed Cup, Cortez had a win–loss record of 23–14.[1]

Cortez played and lost two matches in Grand Slam doubles, at the 2001 US Open and in 2002 in Australia.

After retiring from the professional tour, she became a beach tennis player.[2]

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