Carreras at the 2015 Wimbledon
|Country (sports)|| United Kingdom |
|Born||16 May 1990|
|Prize money||US$ 129,797|
|Career record||401–246 (62.0%)|
|Career titles||11 ITF|
|Highest ranking||WTA No. 236 (24 April 2017) ITF No. 25|
|Current ranking||WTA No. 338 (14 September 2020) ITF No. 70|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Wimbledon||Q1 (2013, 2015)|
|Career record||134–90 (59.8%)|
|Career titles||15 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 279 (24 April 2017)|
|Current ranking||No. 1019 (09 March 2020)|
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.
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.
The three additional gold medals she won at her home Island Games in 2019 pushed her total up to 9 medals, 8 of them gold and made her the most decorated athlete in the history of the games. As well as this she holds a 12-0 record in singles and has won half of all her single matches without the loss of a single game, twice in 2011 and in all four of her matches in 2019.
With a total of 401 singles match wins Carreras is ranked fourth all time amongst female British tennis players and second amongst active players for most single wins. As well as 353 of those wins being on clay she has won more matches on the surface out of any British player male or female. With this impressive feat it is surprising she has never been nominated to play in a Fed Cup tie, especially given the GB is 0-3 in Fed Cup ties since Carreras professional debut back in 2008 and has a win loss total of 4-9 on clay.
In addition Carreras competed in the 2010 Commonwealth games held in Delhi where she reached the round of 16 in singles after winning her opening round match 6-0 6-0 against Tiriata Keeba of Kiribati, but then lost to eventual fourth placer and 6th seed Olivia Rogowska of Australia 6-2 6-4. Thus far 2010 has been the only time tennis has ever been included in the games' program.
She has twice beaten Garbiñe Muguruza on the ITF circuit, including back in May 2009 to win her first title in Ankara, Turkey with a score of 7-5 7-5. Muguruza would later go on to become world No. 1 in 2017 and capture 2 Grand Slam titles at Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Singles: 23 (11 titles, 12 runner–ups)Edit
|Loss||0–1||May 2008||ITF Tortosa, Spain||10,000||Clay||Beatriz García Vidagany||2–6, 3–6|
|Loss||0–2||Jun 2008||ITF Alcobaça, Portugal||10,000||Hard||Elitsa Kostova||6–3, 2–6, 2–6|
|Loss||0–3||Nov 2008||ITF El Menzah, Tunisia||10,000||Hard||Federica Grazioso||6–2, 6–7(5–7), 4–6|
|Win||1–3||May 2009||ITF Antalya, Turkey||10,000||Clay||Garbiñe Muguruza||7–5, 7–5|
|Win||2–3||May 2009||ITF Antalya, Turkey||10,000||Clay||Sandra Roma||7–6(9–7), 6–7(2–7), 6–4|
|Loss||2–4||Nov 2009||ITF La Vall d'Uixó, Spain||10,000||Clay||Laura Thorpe||2–6, 2–6|
|Win||3–4||Nov 2010||ITF La Marsa, Tunisia||10,000||Clay||Erika Zanchetta||7–6(7–4), 6–0|
|Win||4–4||May 2012||ITF Getxo, Spain||10,000||Clay||Yvonne Cavallé Reimers||6–3, 4–6, 6–4|
|Loss||4–5||Sep 2012||ITF Madrid, Spain||10,000||Clay (i)||Tatiana Búa||3–6, 5–7|
|Loss||4–6||Oct 2012||ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina||25,000||Clay||Teliana Pereira||1–6, 2–6|
|Win||5–6||Nov 2014||ITF Vinaròs, Spain||10,000||Clay||Diana Šumová||6–4, 6–1|
|Loss||5–7||Nov 2014||ITF Castellón, Spain||10,000||Clay||Olga Sáez Larra||6–3, 1–6, 2–6|
|Win||6–7||Feb 2015||ITF Palma Nova, Spain||10,000||Clay||Olga Sáez Larra||6–4, 7–6(7–3)|
|Win||7–7||Feb 2015||ITF Palma Nova, Spain||10,000||Clay||Cristina Bucșa||7–5, 6–0|
|Loss||7–8||Apr 2015||ITF Cairo, Egypt||15,000||Clay||Katarzyna Kawa||5–7, 1–6|
|Win||8–8||Sep 2015||ITF Pula, Italy||10,000||Clay||Jessica Pieri||6–4, 6–3|
|Win||9–8||Nov 2015||ITF Benicarló, Spain||10,000||Clay||Diana Šumová||6–3, 6–2|
|Loss||9–9||May 2016||ITF Chiasso, Switzerland||25,000||Clay||Isabella Shinikova||3–6, 6–7(1–7)|
|Loss||9–10||Nov 2016||ITF Oslo, Norway||10,000||Hard (i)||Jacqueline Cabaj Awad||3–6, 3–6|
|Loss||9–11||Nov 2016||ITF Benicarló, Spain||10,000||Clay||Jessika Ponchet||0–6, 6–7(6–8)|
|Win||10–11||Nov 2018||ITF Solarino, Italy||15,000||Carpet||Catalina Pella||6–4, 3–6, 7–5|
|Win||11–11||Mar 2019||ITF Le Havre, France||15,000||Clay (i)||Emeline Dartron||4–6, 6–3, 6–1|
|Loss||11–12||Apr 2019||ITF Tabarka, Tunisia||15,000||Clay||Rosa Vicens Mas||4–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||1.||12 May 2008||Badalona, Spain||Clay||Maite Gabarrús-Alonso|| Benedetta Davato
|6–2, 2–6, [8–10]|
|Winner||1.||11 May 2009||Antalya, Turkey||Clay||Valentina Sulpizio|| An-Sophie Mestach
|4–6, 6–3, [10–4]|
|Winner||2.||18 May 2009||Antalya, Turkey||Clay||Valentina Sulpizio|| Julia Klackenberg
|Runner-up||2.||3 August 2009||Vienna, Austria||Clay||Raphaela Zotta|| Jana Jandová
|5–7, 7–5, [14–16]|
|Runner-up||3.||12 October 2009||Antalya, Turkey||Clay||Valentine Confalonieri|| Çağla Büyükakçay
|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
|3–6, 6–4, [10–8]|
|Winner||5.||1 November 2010||La Marsa, Tunisia||Clay||Sheila Solsona Carcasona|| Ximena Hermoso
|Winner||6.||22 November 2010||La Vall d'Uixó, Spain||Clay||Andrea Gámiz|| Lara Arruabarrena
|Winner||7.||13 June 2011||Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal||Hard||Andrea Gámiz|| Ximena Hermoso
|Runner-up||4.||8 August 2011||Gijón, Spain||Hard||Andrea Gámiz|| Amy Bowtell
|Runner-up||5.||18 November 2011||Vinaròs, Spain||Clay||Carolina Prats Millán|| Anastasia Grymalska
|Runner-up||6.||28 April 2012||Vic, Spain||Clay||Ximena Hermoso|| Evgeniya Pashkova
|Runner-up||7.||11 October 2013||Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain||Clay||Lara Arruabarrena|| Tatiana Búa
|6–4, 2–6, [7–10]|
|Winner||8.||14 February 2015||Palma Nova, Spain||Clay||Alice Savoretti|| Irina Maria Bara
|Winner||9.||24 July 2015||Viserba, Italy||Clay||Alice Savoretti|| Martina Di Giuseppe
|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
|Winner||11.||13 November 2015||Benicarló, Spain||Clay||Alice Savoretti|| Oleksandra Korashvili
Ioana Loredana Roșca
|Runner-up||8.||20 February 2016||Palma Nova, Spain||Clay||Alice Savoretti|| Valeria Savinykh
|6–2, 4–6, [6–10]|
|Runner-up||9.||26 March 2016||Heraklion, Greece||Hard||Alice Savoretti|| Aleksandra Pospelova
|Winner||12.||20 May 2016||Caserta, Italy||Clay||Alice Savoretti|| Oleksandra Korashvili
|6–7(9–11), 7–6(7–5), [10–6]|
|Winner||13.||24 June 2016||Nieuwpoort, Belgium||Clay||Alice Savoretti|| Steffi Distelmans
|6–2, 6–7(4–7), [10–8]|
|Runner-up||10.||1 July 2016||Denain, France||Clay||Alice Savoretti|| Michaela Hončová
|Winner||14.||18 November 2016||Benicarló, Spain||Clay||Charlotte Römer|| Oleksandra Korashvili
|5–7, 6–3, [10–7]|
|Runner-up||11.||14 April 2017||Pelham, United States||Clay||Tena Lukas|| Emina Bektas
|Winner||15.||14 April 2019||Tabarka, Tunisia||Clay||Angela Fita Boluda|| Sarah Lee
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- "Amanda & Nicola carry Olympic Torch for Gibraltar". GBC. 24 July 2012. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
- "Amanda Carreras". www.itftennis.com. International Tennis Federation.
- Amanda Carreras at the International Tennis Federation (archived)
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