Paula Cristina Gonçalves

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Paula Cristina Gonçalves
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At Wimbledon, 2016
Full namePaula Cristina Araújo Gonçalves
Country (sports) Brazil
ResidenceSão Paulo
Born (1990-08-11) 11 August 1990 (age 29)
São Paulo
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$219,311
Singles
Career record320–221
Career titles0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 158 (15 August 2016)
Current rankingNo. 381 (21 October 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2017)
French OpenQ1 (2016)
WimbledonQ1 (2016)
US OpenQ1 (2016)
Doubles
Career record227–164
Career titles1 WTA, 24 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 95 (29 February 2016)
Current rankingNo. 202 (21 October 2019)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2016)
Team competitions
Fed Cup15–4
Last updated on: 24 October 2019.

Paula Cristina de Araújo Gonçalves (born 11 August 1990) is a professional Brazilian tennis player.

She has won one doubles title on the WTA Tour, as well as seven singles and 24 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 15 August 2016, Gonçalves achieved her career-high singles ranking of world No. 158. On 29 February 2016, she peaked at No. 95 in the doubles rankings.

Career[edit]

2015[edit]

Gonçalves and Beatriz Haddad Maia won the title on Copa Colsanitas defeating Irina Falconi and Shelby Rogers in the final. This was her first WTA title.

Partnering Sanaz Marand, Gonçalves won her first $75k tournament in September at the Albuquerque defeating Tamira Paszek and Anna Tatishvili in the final.

2016[edit]

Paula made her first WTA singles quarterfinal at the Rio Open after straight-sets wins over Shahar Pe'er, Alizé Lim, Julia Glushko, Johanna Larsson. Her run was ended by Shelby Rogers.

She made her first WTA singles semifinal two months later at the Copa Colsanitas after wins over Verónica Cepede Royg, Tatjana Maria and Alexandra Panova.

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5
Premier
International
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result Date Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 19 April 2015 Copa Colsanitas, Bogotá Clay Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia United States Irina Falconi
United States Shelby Rogers
6–3, 3–6, [10–6]

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/80,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (7–7)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Location Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 12 June 2010 Brasília, Brazil Clay Brazil Fernanda Faria 7–6(5), 3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 3 October 2011 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Portugal Bárbara Luz 6–2, 6–3
Winner 2. 1 December 2012 Santiago, Chile Clay United States Julia Cohen 0–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 21 July 2013 Campos do Jordão, Brazil Hard Argentina María Irigoyen 3–6, 7–5, 6–1
Winner 4. 5 April 2014 São José dos Campos, Brazil Clay Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves 6–2, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 12 April 2014 São José dos Campos, Brazil Clay Brazil Gabriela Cé 1–1 ret.
Runner-up 3. 15 June 2014 Padua, Italy Clay United States Louisa Chirico 2–6, 6–1, 6–7(3)
Runner-up 4. 25 October 2015 Florence, United States Hard United States Grace Min 2–6, 6–4, 6–7(2)
Winner 5. 27 November 2016 Santiago, Chile Clay Chile Daniela Seguel 4–6, 4–4 ret.
Runner-up 5. 4 December 2016 Santiago, Chile Clay Slovenia Tamara Zidanšek 1–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 2 April 2017 Campinas, Brazil Clay Argentina Stephanie Mariel Petit 6–4, 6–4
Winner 7. 18 August 2018 Cuneo, Italy Clay Italy Bianca Turati 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 23 June 2019 Padua, Italy Clay Italy Martina Caregaro 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 30 June 2019 Tarvisio, Italy Clay Italy Bianca Turati 3–6, 1–6

Doubles (24–20)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Location Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 11 October 2008 Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil Clay Brazil Monique Albuquerque Colombia Karen Castiblanco
Argentina Aranza Salut
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 1 August 2009 Campos do Jordão, Brazil Clay Brazil Monique Albuquerque Brazil Larissa Carvalho
Brazil Vivian Segnini
6–3, 1–6, [7–10]
Runner-up 3. 5 December 2009 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Brazil Fernanda Faria Argentina Mailen Auroux
Argentina Veronica Spiegel
0–6, 0–6
Runner-up 4. 27 March 2010 Gonesse, France Clay (i) Brazil Fernanda Faria France Audrey Bergot
France Iryna Brémond
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 5 June 2010 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Brazil Fernanda Faria Canada Ekaterina Shulaeva
Brazil Roxane Vaisemberg
3–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 11 June 2010 Brasília, Brazil Clay Brazil Fernanda Faria Brazil Gabriella Barbosa-Costa Silva
Brazil Natalia Cheng
6–4, 6–4
Winner 2. 26 July 2010 Campos do Jordão, Brazil Hard Brazil Fernanda Faria Brazil Monique Albuquerque
Brazil Roxane Vaisemberg
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 7 August 2010 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Brazil Fernanda Faria Brazil Monique Albuquerque
Brazil Fernanda Hermenegildo
6–7, 4–6
Winner 3. 26 November 2010 Barueri, Brazil Clay Brazil Fernanda Faria Bolivia María Fernanda Álvarez Terán
Argentina Aranza Salut
7–5, 4–6, [10–3]
Winner 4. 18 June 2011 Montpellier, France Clay Ukraine Maryna Zanevska Romania Mădălina Gojnea
Spain Inés Ferrer Suárez
6–4, 7–5
Winner 5. 22 July 2011 Ribeirão Preto, Brazil Clay Brazil Fernanda Faria Argentina Andrea Benítez
Brazil Raquel Piltcher
2–6, 6–2, [10–6]
Runner-up 7. 7 October 2011 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Brazil Flávia Dechandt Araújo Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves
Brazil Gabriela Cé
2–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 28 October 2011 Goiânia, Brazil Clay Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia Brazil Flávia Dechandt Araújo
Brazil Karina Venditti
6–4, 5–7, [12–10]
Runner-up 8. 21 July 2012 Campos do Jordão, Brazil Hard Brazil Roxane Vaisemberg Australia Monique Adamczak
Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves
6–4, 3–6, [3–10]
Winner 7. 3 August 2012 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Brazil Roxane Vaisemberg Argentina Aranza Salut
Argentina Carolina Zeballos
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 30 November 2012 Santiago, Chile Clay Brazil Roxane Vaisemberg Argentina Mailen Auroux
Argentina María Irigoyen
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 23 March 2013 Innisbrook, United States Clay Argentina María Irigoyen Australia Ashleigh Barty
France Alizé Lim
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 21 June 2013 Montpellier, France Clay Spain Inés Ferrer Suárez Russia Irina Khromacheva
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
1–6, 4–6
Winner 8. 20 July 2013 Campos do Jordão, Brazil Hard Argentina María Irigoyen Bolivia María Fernanda Álvarez Terán
Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves
7–5, 6–3
Winner 9. 27 September 2013 Sevilla, Spain Clay Argentina Florencia Molinero Chile Cecilia Costa Melgar
Italy Gaia Sanesi
6–3, 7–5
Winner 10. 13 December 2013 Mata de São João, Brazil Clay Brazil Laura Pigossi Paraguay Montserrat González
Argentina Carolina Zeballos
6–2, 6–2
Winner 11. 21 December 2013 Bertioga, Brazil Hard Brazil Laura Pigossi Paraguay Verónica Cepede Royg
Argentina María Irigoyen
2–6, 6–4, [10–7]
Runner–up 12. 16 February 2014 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Colombia Mariana Duque Spain Beatriz García Vidagany
Germany Dinah Pfizenmaier
6–7(8), 6–4, [8–10]
Winner 12. 4 April 2014 São José dos Campos, Brazil Clay Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves Brazil Gabriela Cé
Brazil Eduarda Piai
7–6(0), 7–5
Winner 13. 11 April 2014 São José do Rio Preto, Brazil Clay Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves Brazil Carolina Alves
Brazil Ingrid Gamarra Martins
6–2, 6–0
Runner-up 13. 13 June 2014 Padua, Italy Clay Argentina Florencia Molinero Italy Gioia Barbieri
Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava
4–6, 6–0, [12–14]
Winner 14. 5 July 2014 Denain, France Clay Argentina Florencia Molinero United Kingdom Nicola Slater
Australia Karolina Wlodarczak
7–6(3), 7–6(4)
Runner-up 14. 1 February 2015 Sunrise, United States Clay Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia United States Katerina Stewart
Russia Anna Kalinskaya
6–7(6), 7–5, [6–10]
Runner-up 15. 13 February 2015 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Argentina Tatiana Búa Montenegro Danka Kovinić
Romania Andreea Mitu
2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 16. 28 February 2015 Campinas, Brazil Clay Venezuela Andrea Gámiz France Pauline Parmentier
Australia Olivia Rogowska
5–7, 6–4, [8–10]
Winner 15. 29 March 2015 Innisbrook, United States Clay Czech Republic Petra Krejsová Argentina María Irigoyen
Argentina Paula Ormaechea
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 17. 26 April 2015 Dothan, United States Clay Czech Republic Petra Krejsová United Kingdom Johanna Konta
United States Maria Sanchez
3–6, 4–6
Winner 16. 27 September 2015 Albuquerque, United States Hard United States Sanaz Marand Austria Tamira Paszek
United States Anna Tatishvili
4–6, 6–2, [10–3]
Runner-up 18. 4 October 2015 Las Vegas, United States Clay United States Sanaz Marand United States Julia Boserup
United States Nicole Gibbs
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 19. 31 October 2015 Macon, United States Hard (i) United States Sanaz Marand United States Jan Abaza
Switzerland Viktorija Golubic
6–7(3), 5–7
Winner 17. 18 January 2016 Guarujá, Brazil Hard Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia Brazil Laura Pigossi
Switzerland Jil Teichmann
6–7(3), 7–5, [10–7]
Winner 18. 10 July 2017 Turin, Italy Clay Spain Estrella Cabeza Candela Spain Irene Burillo Escorihuela
Spain Yvonne Cavallé Reimers
5–7, 6–0, [10–8]
Winner 19. 17 July 2017 Imola, Italy Carpet Spain Estrella Cabeza Candela Greece Eleni Kordolaimi
Australia Seone Mendez
6–3, 1–6, [10–3]
Runner-up 20. 28 October 2017 Macon, United States Hard United States Sanaz Marand United States Kaitlyn Christian
United States Sabrina Santamaria
1–6, 0–6
Winner 20. 16 March 2019 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Brazil Luisa Stefani Italy Martina Di Giuseppe
Brazil Thaisa Grana Pedretti
6–7(4), 6–0, [10–8]
Winner 21. 23 March 2019 Curitiba, Brazil Clay Brazil Luisa Stefani Georgia (country) Ekaterine Gorgodze
Chile Daniela Seguel
6–7(3), 7–6(0), [10–2]
Winner 22. 8 June 2019 Brescia, Italy Clay Venezuela Andrea Gámiz Italy Anastasia Grymalska
Italy Giorgia Marchetti
6–3, 4–6, [12–10]
Winner 23. 29 June 2019 Tarvisio, Italy Clay Brazil Gabriela Cé Italy Gloria Ceschi
United States Rasheeda McAdoo
6–2, 4–6, [10–3]
Winner 24. 20 July 2019 Imola, Italy Carpet Switzerland Nina Stadler United States Rasheeda McAdoo
Egypt Sandra Samir
6–4, 6–2

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