Paula Cristina Gonçalves

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

Paula Cristina Gonçalves
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At Wimbledon, 2016
Full namePaula Cristina Araújo Gonçalves
Country (sports) Brazil
ResidenceSão Paulo, Brazil
Born (1990-08-11) 11 August 1990 (age 30)
São Paulo, Brazil
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$219,377
Singles
Career record320–221 (59.1%)
Career titles0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 158 (15 August 2016)
Current rankingNo. 454 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2017)
French OpenQ1 (2016)
WimbledonQ1 (2016)
US OpenQ1 (2016)
Doubles
Career record227–165 (57.9%)
Career titles1 WTA, 24 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 95 (29 February 2016)
Current rankingNo. 229 (16 March 2020)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2016)
Team competitions
Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup15–4
Last updated on: 9 August 2020.

She has won one doubles title on the WTA Tour, as well as seven singles and 24 doubles titles on the ITF 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.

CareerEdit

2015Edit

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.

2016Edit

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 finalsEdit

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 W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2015 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia International Clay   Beatriz Haddad Maia   Irina Falconi
  Shelby Rogers
6–3, 3–6, [10–6]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

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

Singles: 14 (7 titles, 7 runner–ups)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2010 ITF Brasília, Brazil 10,000 Clay   Fernanda Faria 7–6(5), 3–6, 4–6
Win 1–1 Oct 2011 ITF São Paulo, Brazil 10,000 Clay   Bárbara Luz 6–2, 6–3
Win 2–1 Dec 2012 ITF Santiago, Chile 25,000 Clay   Julia Cohen 0–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 3–1 Jul 2013 ITF Campos do Jordão, Brazil 25,000 Hard   María Irigoyen 3–6, 7–5, 6–1
Win 4–1 Apr 2014 ITF São José dos Campos, Brazil 10,000 Clay   Maria Fernanda Alves 6–2, 3–6, 6–2
Loss 4–2 Apr 2014 ITF São José dos Campos, Brazil 10,000 Clay   Gabriela Cé 1–1 ret.
Loss 4–3 Jun 2014 ITF Padua, Italy 25,000 Clay   Louisa Chirico 2–6, 6–1, 6–7(3)
Loss 4–4 Oct 2015 ITF Florence, United States 25,000 Hard   Grace Min 2–6, 6–4, 6–7(2)
Win 5–4 Nov 2016 ITF Santiago, Chile 10,000 Clay   Daniela Seguel 4–6, 4–4 ret.
Loss 5–5 Dec 2016 ITF Santiago, Chile 25,000 Clay   Tamara Zidanšek 1–6, 4–6
Win 6–5 Apr 2017 ITF Campinas, Brazil 15,000 Clay   Stephanie Petit 6–4, 6–4
Win 7–5 Aug 2018 ITF Cuneo, Italy 15,000 Clay   Bianca Turati 6–4, 6–2
Loss 7–6 Jun 2019 ITF Padua, Italy 25,000 Clay   Martina Caregaro 4–6, 4–6
Loss 7–7 Jun 2019 ITF Tarvisio, Italy 25,000 Clay   Bianca Turati 3–6, 1–6

Doubles: 44 (24 titles, 20 runner–ups)Edit

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

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