|Country (sports)||Puerto Rico|
March 29, 1977 |
San Juan, Puerto Rico
|Prize money||$ 1,248,528|
|Highest ranking||No. 27 (4 December 2000)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2000)|
|French Open||2R (2000, 2005)|
|US Open||2R (1996, 2000, 2004)|
|Highest ranking||No. 246 (June 19, 1995)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2006)|
|French Open||1R (2005)|
|US Open||1R (1999, 2005)|
Kristina Brandi (born March 29, 1977) is a Puerto Rican tennis player. She was the first tennis player representing Puerto Rico to win a singles match in an Olympic tennis match.
Brandi was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she became interested in the sport of tennis at an early age. She made her professional debut in 1995 when she was 17 years old. Her father is Joe Brandi, who coached Pete Sampras.
In 2003, Brandi won the most titles of any woman on the "USTA Circuit". She took home trophies from six events. Brandi was a member of the 2003 Puerto Rican Fed Cup Team where she captured the singles championship at the $75,000 event in Albuquerque, New Mexico plus, the $50,000 event in Troy, Alabama and $25,000 in Peachtree City, Georgia.
Brandi represented Puerto Rico in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. She became the first tennis player representing Puerto Rico to win a singles match in an Olympic when she beat Jelena Kostanić from Croatia (7–5 and 6–1). She lost in the second round to Russian Anastasia Myskina.
Some of Brandi's career highlights are: High rank for singles 27 on January 1, 2001; High rank for doubles on June 19, 1995; Career titles for singles: 1; Career matches won: 79; Career matches lost: 99; Career prize money $845, 170.
Brandi defended her ITF-Surbiton title defeating Laura Granville from the USA. Brandi's grass season plans for 2006 included the Main Draw of the Birmingham Tournament at the WTA Tour level as well as the qualifying tournament at Eastbourne before heading to compete in the Wimbledon main draw.
|No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score|
|1.||June 20, 1999||'s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands||Grass||Silvija Talaja||6–0, 3–6, 6–1|