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

Amanda Carreras
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Country (sports) United Kingdom
 Gibraltar
Born (1990-05-16) 16 May 1990 (age 29)
Gibraltar
Turned pro2008
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$129,797
Singles
Career record372–231
Career titles11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 236 (24 April 2017)
Current rankingNo. 604 (27 May 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
WimbledonQ1 (2013, 2015)
Doubles
Career record134–90
Career titles15 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 279 (24 April 2017)
Last updated on: 28 May 2019.

Carreras has won 11 singles and 15 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 24 April 2017, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 236, and peaked at No. 279 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, London. Nicola Bosio (another Gibraltarian athlete) passed on the flame to Amanda who was described as one of Gibraltar's finest sportswomen.[2]

CareerEdit

Junior career (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 No. 548 (achieved on 18 July 2005).[3]

2006–2007Edit

Carreras first competed on senior events 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 Women's Circuit 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 No. 873.[4]

2008Edit

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 No. 591.[4]

2009Edit

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 event. Carreras continued competing on the ITF circuit without any notable result 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 event in late November. By the end of 2009, her singles ranking was world No. 423.[4]

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (11–12)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–3)
Clay (10–9)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 26 May 2008 Tortosa, Spain Clay   Beatriz García Vidagany 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 16 June 2008 Alcobaça, Portugal Hard   Elitsa Kostova 6–3, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 3 November 2008 El Menzah, Tunisia Hard   Federica Grazioso 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 4–6
Winner 1. 11 May 2009 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Garbiñe Muguruza 7–5, 7–5
Winner 2. 18 May 2009 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Sandra Roma 7–6(9–7), 6–7(2–7), 6–4
Runner-up 4. 23 November 2009 La Vall d'Uixó, Spain Clay   Laura Thorpe 2–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 1 November 2010 La Marsa, Tunisia Clay   Erika Zanchetta 7–6(7–4), 6–0
Winner 4. 21 May 2012 Getxo, Spain Clay   Yvonne Cavallé Reimers 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 17 September 2012 Madrid, Spain Clay (i)   Tatiana Búa 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 6. 29 October 2012 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Teliana Pereira 1–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 3 November 2014 Vinaròs, Spain Clay   Diana Šumová 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 7. 10 November 2014 Castellón, Spain Clay   Olga Sáez Larra 6–3, 1–6, 2–6
Winner 6. 15 February 2015 Palma Nova, Spain Clay   Olga Sáez Larra 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 7. 22 February 2015 Palma Nova, Spain Clay   Cristina Bucșa 7–5, 6–0
Runner-up 8. 26 April 2015 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Katarzyna Kawa 5–7, 1–6
Winner 8. 20 September 2015 Pula, Italy Clay   Jessica Pieri 6–4, 6–3
Winner 9. 15 November 2015 Benicarló, Spain Clay   Diana Šumová 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 1 May 2016 Chiasso, Switzerland Clay   Isabella Shinikova 3–6, 6–7(1–7)
Runner-up 10. 5 November 2016 Oslo, Norway Hard (i)   Jacqueline Cabaj Awad 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 20 November 2016 Benicarló, Spain Clay   Jessika Ponchet 0–6, 6–7(6–8)
Winner 10. 24 November 2018 Solarino, Italy Carpet   Catalina Pella 6–4, 3–6, 7–5
Winner 11. 24 March 2019 Le Havre, France Clay (i)   Emeline Dartron 4–6, 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 12. 21 April 2019 Tabarka, Tunisia Clay   Rosa Vicens Mas 4–6, 2–6

Doubles (15–11)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–2)
Clay (14–9)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 12 May 2008 Badalona, Spain Clay   Maite Gabarrus Alonso   Benedetta Davato
  Lisa Sabino
6–2, 2–6, [8–10]
Winner 1. 11 May 2009 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Valentina Sulpizio   An-Sophie Mestach
  Sofie Oyen
4–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Winner 2. 18 May 2009 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Valentina Sulpizio   Julia Klackenberg
  Sandra Roma
6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 3 August 2009 Vienna, Austria Clay   Raphaela Zotta   Jana Jandová
  Monika Kochanová
5–7, 7–5, [14–16]
Runner-up 3. 12 October 2009 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Valentine Confalonieri   Çağla Büyükakçay
  Albina Khabibulina
6–2, 5–7, [7–10]
Winner 3. 23 November 2009 La Vall d'Uixó, Spain Clay   Lara Arruabarrena   Yera Campos Molina
  Sandra Soler Sola
6–4, 3–6, [11–9]
Winner 4. 3 May 2010 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay   Bianca Botto   María Fernanda Álvarez Terán
  Andreja Klepač
3–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Winner 5. 1 November 2010 La Marsa, Tunisia Clay   Sheila Solsona Carcasona   Ximena Hermoso
  Ivette López
6–4, 7–5
Winner 6. 22 November 2010 La Vall d'Uixó, Spain Clay   Andrea Gámiz   Lara Arruabarrena
  Benedetta Davato
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Winner 7. 13 June 2011 Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal Hard   Andrea Gámiz   Ximena Hermoso
  Ivette López
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 8 August 2011 Gijón, Spain Hard   Andrea Gámiz   Amy Bowtell
  Lucy Brown
w/o
Runner-up 5. 18 November 2011 Vinaròs, Spain Clay   Carolina Prats Millán   Anastasia Grymalska
  Evgeniya Pashkova
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 28 April 2012 Vic, Spain Clay   Ximena Hermoso   Evgeniya Pashkova
  Isabella Shinikova
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 11 October 2013 Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain Clay   Lara Arruabarrena   Tatiana Búa
  Andrea Gámiz
6–4, 2–6, [7–10]
Winner 8. 14 February 2015 Palma Nova, Spain Clay   Alice Savoretti   Irina Maria Bara
  Ágnes Bukta
6–4, 6–1
Winner 9. 24 July 2015 Viserba, Italy Clay   Alice Savoretti   Martina Di Giuseppe
  Giorgia Marchetti
6–3, 3–6, [10–3]
Winner 10. 2 October 2015 La Vall d'Uixó, Spain Clay   Alice Savoretti   María Cañero Pérez
  María Gutiérrez Carrasco
6–1, 6–2
Winner 11. 13 November 2015 Benicarló, Spain Clay   Alice Savoretti   Oleksandra Korashvili
  Ioana Loredana Roșca
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 20 February 2016 Palma Nova, Spain Clay   Alice Savoretti   Valeria Savinykh
  Alyona Sotnikova
6–2, 4–6, [6–10]
Runner-up 9. 26 March 2016 Heraklion, Greece Hard   Alice Savoretti   Aleksandra Pospelova
  Alina Silich
2–6, 2–6
Winner 12. 20 May 2016 Caserta, Italy Clay   Alice Savoretti   Oleksandra Korashvili
  Maria Marfutina
6–7(9–11), 7–6(7–5), [10–6]
Winner 13. 24 June 2016 Nieuwpoort, Belgium Clay   Alice Savoretti   Steffi Distelmans
  Quirine Lemoine
6–2, 6–7(4–7), [10–8]
Runner-up 10. 1 July 2016 Denain, France Clay   Alice Savoretti   Michaela Hončová
  Shérazad Reix
1–6, 3–6
Winner 14. 18 November 2016 Benicarló, Spain Clay   Charlotte Römer   Oleksandra Korashvili
  Isabelle Wallace
5–7, 6–3, [10–7]
Runner-up 11. 14 April 2017 Pelham, United States Clay   Tena Lukas   Emina Bektas
  Sanaz Marand
w/o
Winner 15. 14 April 2019 Tabarka, Tunisia Clay   Angela Fita Boluda   Sarah Lee
  Chelsea Vanhoutte
6–2, 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  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. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. 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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