Luisa Stefani

Luisa Veras Stefani (born 9 August 1997) is a Brazilian tennis player.

Luisa Stefani
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Stefani at the 2019 French Open
Full nameLuisa Veras Stefani
Country (sports) Brazil
ResidenceWesley Chapel, United States
Born (1997-08-09) 9 August 1997 (age 23)
São Paulo, Brazil
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 214,576
Singles
Career record84–62 (57.5%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 431 (20 May 2019)
Current rankingNo. 725 (26 October 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Junior2R (2015)
French Open Junior2R (2014, 2015)
Wimbledon Junior1R (2014, 2015)
US Open Junior1R (2014, 2015)
Doubles
Career record147–60 (71.0%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 32 (28 September 2020)
Current rankingNo. 32 (26 October 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2020)
French Open3R (2020)
US OpenQF (2020)
Wimbledon Junior2R (2015)
Team competitions
Fed Cup9–1
Last updated on: 26 October 2020.

On 28 September 2020, she peaked at No. 32 in the WTA doubles rankings. On 20 May 2019, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 431. Stefani achieved a career-high junior ranking of No. 10, on 30 March 2015.

Luisa is coached by Sanjay Singh from India, with whom she trains at the Saddlebrook Academies.[1]

CareerEdit

Stefani made her WTA Tour main-draw debut at the 2015 Brasil Tennis Cup where she received a singles main-draw wild card. She currently attends Pepperdine University and has been ranked as high as No. 2 in the ITA rankings. She also was named the 2015 ITA National Rookie of the Year and compiled a 40–6 record in her freshman season. Her biggest career college achievement is reaching the semifinals of the 2015 NCAA Singles Championships, where she lost to eventual champion Danielle Collins. Her Grand Slam main-draw debut was at 2019 French Open, partnering Australian Astra Sharma in doubles.

In September 2019, with Hayley Carter as partner, she reached the first WTA doubles final at the Korea Open and, the following week, won the first WTA title at the Tashkent Open. With these campaigns, she enters the top 100 and reaches the best career ranking in doubles, 75th. place on October 21st. Thereafter, Stefani establishes a fixed partnership with Hayley Carter.

In 2020, the Stefani/Carter duo reaches the Australian Open third round, wins the Oracle Challenger Series in Newport and reaches the Dubai quarterfinals in February, and wins the Lexington Open in August. With that, they enter the world's top 40 for the first time.[2][3]

At the 2020 US Open in September, she did her best Grand Slams campaign in her career, reaching the quarterfinals, defeating the tournament's No. 6 seed in the round of 16. It has been 38 years since female doublers in Brazil have gone so far in a Grand Slam tournament (the last time that Brazilians were in the quarterfinals was in Wimbledon, in 1982: Patricia Medrado and Claudia Monteiro).[4] At the 2020 Italian Open, she makes another great tournament, reaching the semifinals and losing only to the top-seeded double.[5] She made her first Premier final in October 2020, in Ostrava, playing with Gabriela Dabrowski.[6]

Performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 3R 0 / 1 2–1
French Open 1R 3R 0 / 2 2–2
Wimbledon A NH 0 / 0 0–0
US Open A QF 0 / 1 2–1
Win–Loss 0–1 6–3 0–0 0 / 4 6–4
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A NH 0 / 0 0–0
Miami Open A NH 0 / 0 0–0
Madrid Open A NH 0 / 0 0–0
China Open A NH 0 / 0 0–0
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Open A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Italian Open A SF 0 / 1 3–1
Canadian Open A NH 0 / 0 0–0
Cincinnati Open A 2R 0 / 1 1–1
Wuhan Open A NH 0 / 0 0–0
Career statistics
Year-end ranking 75

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runner-ups)Edit

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier/WTA 500 (0–2)
International (2–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–3)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2019 Korea Open, South Korea International Hard   Hayley Carter   Lara Arruabarrena
  Tatjana Maria
6–7(7–9), 6–3, [7–10]
Win 1–1 Sep 2019 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan International Hard   Hayley Carter   Dalila Jakupović
  Sabrina Santamaria
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Win 2–1 Aug 2020 Lexington Open, United States International Hard   Hayley Carter   Marie Bouzková
  Jil Teichmann
6–1, 7–5
Loss 2–2 Sep 2020 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France International Clay   Hayley Carter   Nicole Melichar
  Demi Schuurs
4–6, 3–6
Loss 2–3 Oct 2020 Ostrava Open, Czech Republic Premier Hard (i)   Gabriela Dabrowski   Elise Mertens
  Aryna Sabalenka
1–6, 3–6
Loss 2–4 Jan 2021 Abu Dhabi Open, United Arab Emirates WTA 500 Hard   Hayley Carter   Shuko Aoyama
  Ena Shibahara
6–7(5–7), 4–6

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2019 WTA Houston, United States Hard   Ellen Perez   Sharon Fichman
  Ena Shibahara
1–6, 6–4, [10–5]
Win 2–0 Feb 2020 WTA Newport Beach, United States Hard   Hayley Carter   Marie Benoît
  Jessika Ponchet
6–1, 6–3

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Doubles: 22 (15 titles, 7 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2013 ITF São Paulo, Brazil 10,000 Clay   Nathália Rossi   Laura Pigossi
  Carolina Zeballos
3–6, 4–6
Loss 0–2 Jul 2016 ITF Campos do Jordão, Brazil 25,000 Hard   Maria Fernanda Alves   Ingrid Gamarra Martins
  Laura Pigossi
3–6, 6–3, [8–10]
Win 1–2 Sep 2016 ITF Atlanta, United States 50,000 Hard   Ingrid Neel   Alexandra Stevenson
  Taylor Townsend
4–6, 6–4, [10–5]
Loss 1–3 Jun 2017 ITF Sumter, United States 25,000 Hard   Ellen Perez   Kaitlyn Christian
  Giuliana Olmos
2–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Win 2–3 Jun 2017 ITF Baton Rouge, United States 25,000 Hard   Ellen Perez   Francesca Di Lorenzo
  Julia Elbaba
6–3, 6–4
Loss 2–4 Jul 2017 ITF Auburn, United States 25,000 Hard   Ellen Perez   Emina Bektas
  Alexa Guarachi
6–4, 4–6, [5–10]
Win 3–4 Jul 2017 ITF Knokke, Belgium 15,000 Clay   Quinn Gleason   Leonie Küng
  Axana Mareen
6–4, 7–5
Win 4–4 Jul 2017 ITF Brussels, Belgium 15,000 Clay   Quinn Gleason   Deborah Kerfs
  Priscilla Heise
6–3, 6–2
Win 5–4 Aug 2017 ITF El Espinar, Spain 25,000 Hard   Quinn Gleason   Ayla Aksu
  Bibiane Schoofs
6–3, 6–2
Win 6–4 Oct 2017 ITF Seville, Spain 25,000 Clay   Renata Zarazúa   Estrella Cabeza Candela
  Andrea Gámiz
7–6(2), 7–6(3)
Win 7–4 Nov 2017 ITF Sant Cugat, Spain 25,000 Clay   Renata Zarazúa   Olga Danilović
  Guiomar Maristany
Zuleta de Reales
6–1, 6–4
Win 8–4 Dec 2017 ITF Castellón, Spain 15,000 Clay   Yvonne Cavallé Reimers   Ren Jiaqi
  Wang Xiyu
6–3, 6–1
Win 9–4 Jun 2018 ITF Sumter, United States 25,000 Hard   Astra Sharma   Julia Elbaba
  Xu Shilin
2–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Loss 9–5 Sep 2018 ITF Templeton, United States 60,000 Hard   Quinn Gleason   Asia Muhammad
  Maria Sanchez
7–6(4), 2–6, [8–10]
Loss 9–6 Oct 2018 ITF Stockton, United States 60,000 Hard   Quinn Gleason   Hayley Carter
  Ena Shibahara
5–7, 7–5, [7–10]
Win 10–6 Nov 2018 ITF Colina, Chile 60,000 Clay   Quinn Gleason   Bárbara Gatica
  Rebeca Pereira
6–0, 4–6, [10–7]
Win 11–6 Jan 2019 ITF Petit-Bourg, France
(Guadeloupe)
25,000 Hard   Quinn Gleason   Vladica Babić
  Rosalie van der Hoek
7–5, 6–4
Win 12–6 Mar 2019 ITF São Paulo, Brazil 25,000 Clay   Paula Cristina Gonçalves   Martina Di Giuseppe
  Thaisa Grana Pedretti
6–7(4), 6–0, [10–8]
Win 13–6 Mar 2019 ITF Curitiba, Brazil 25,000 Clay   Paula Cristina Gonçalves   Ekaterine Gorgodze
  Daniela Seguel
6–7(3), 7–6(0), [10–2]
Loss 13–7 May 2019 ITF Cagnes-sur-Mer, France 80,000 Clay   Beatriz Haddad Maia   Anna Blinkova
  Xenia Knoll
6–4, 2–6, [12–14]
Win 14–7 Jun 2019 ITF Ilkley, Great Britain 100,000 Grass   Beatriz Haddad Maia   Ellen Perez
  Arina Rodionova
6–4, 6–7(5), [10–4]
Win 15–7 Nov 2019 ITF Colina, Chile 60,000 Clay   Hayley Carter   Anna Danilina
  Conny Perrin
5–7, 6–3, [10–6]

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