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

Paula Cristina Gonçalves
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Full namePaula Cristina Araújo Gonçalves
Country (sports) Brazil
ResidenceSão Paulo
Born (1990-08-11) 11 August 1990 (age 29)
São Paulo
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$208,042
Singles
Career record305–213
Career titles0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 158 (15 August 2016)
Current rankingNo. 490 (20 May 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2017)
French OpenQ1 (2016)
WimbledonQ1 (2016)
US OpenQ1 (2016)
Doubles
Career record212–159
Career titles1 WTA, 21 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 95 (29 February 2016)
Current rankingNo. 364 (20 May 2019)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2016)
Team competitions
Fed Cup15–4
Last updated on: 21 May 2019.

She has won one doubles title on the WTA Tour, as well as seven singles and 21 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.

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 $75,000 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 (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 19 April 2015 Copa Colsanitas, Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Beatriz Haddad Maia   Irina Falconi
  Shelby Rogers
6–3, 3–6, [10–6]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 14 (7–7)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/80,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000/15,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 7 June 2010 Brasília, Brazil Clay   Fernanda Faria 7–6, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 3 October 2011 São Paulo, Brazil Clay   Bárbara Luz 6–2, 6–3
Winner 2. 1 December 2012 Santiago, Chile Clay   Julia Cohen 0–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 15 July 2013 Campos do Jordão, Brazil Hard   María Irigoyen 3–6, 7–5, 6–1
Winner 4. 31 March 2014 São José dos Campos, Brazil Clay   Maria Fernanda Alves 6–2, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 7 April 2014 São José dos Campos, Brazil Clay   Gabriela Cé 1–1 ret.
Runner-up 3. 9 June 2014 Padua, Italy Clay   Louisa Chirico 2–6, 6–1, 6–7
Runner-up 4. 25 October 2015 Florence, United States Hard   Grace Min 2–6, 6–4, 6–7(2–7)
Winner 5. 27 November 2016 Santiago, Chile Clay   Daniela Seguel 4–6, 4–4 ret.
Runner-up 5. 4 December 2016 Santiago, Chile Clay   Tamara Zidanšek 1–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 2 April 2017 Campinas, Brazil Clay   Stephanie Mariel Petit 6–4, 6–4
Winner 7. 18 August 2018 Cuneo, Italy Clay   Bianca Turati 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 23 June 2019 Padua, Italy Clay   Martina Caregaro 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 30 June 2019 Tarviso, Italy Clay   Bianca Turati 3–6, 1–6

Doubles: 44 (24–20)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 6 October 2008 Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil Clay   Monique Albuquerque   Karen Castiblanco
  Aranza Salut
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 27 July 2009 Campos do Jordão, Brazil Clay   Monique Albuquerque   Larissa Carvalho
  Vivian Segnini
6–3, 1–6, [7–10]
Runner-up 3. 30 November 2009 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Fernanda Faria   Mailen Auroux
  Veronica Spiegel
0–6, 0–6
Runner-up 4. 22 March 2010 Gonesse, France Clay (i)   Fernanda Faria   Audrey Bergot
  Iryna Brémond
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 31 May 2010 São Paulo, Brazil Clay   Fernanda Faria   Ekaterina Shulaeva
  Roxane Vaisemberg
3–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 7 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. 2 Aug 2010 São Paulo, Brazil Clay   Fernanda Faria   Monique Albuquerque
  Fernanda Hermenegildo
6–7, 4–6
Winner 3. 22 November 2010 Barueri, Brazil Clay   Fernanda Faria   María Fernanda Álvarez Terán
  Aranza Salut
7–5, 4–6, 7–5
Winner 4. 13 June 2011 Montpellier, France Clay   Maryna Zanevska   Mădălina Gojnea
  Inés Ferrer Suárez
6–4, 7–5
Winner 5. 18 June 2011 Ribeirão Preto, Brazil Clay   Fernanda Faria   Andrea Benítez
  Raquel Piltcher
2–6, 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 3 October 2011 São Paulo, Brazil Clay   Flávia Dechandt Araújo   Maria Fernanda Alves
  Gabriela Cé
2–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 24 October 2011 Goiânia, Brazil Clay   Beatriz Haddad Maia   Flávia Dechandt Araújo
  Karina Venditti
6–4, 5–7, [12–10]
Runner-up 8. 16 July 2012 Campos do Jordão, Brazil Hard   Roxane Vaisemberg   Monique Adamczak
  Maria Fernanda Alves
6–4, 3–6, [3–10]
Winner 7. 30 July 2012 São Paulo, Brazil Hard   Roxane Vaisemberg   Aranza Salut
  Carolina Zeballos
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 26 November 2012 Santiago, Chile Clay   Roxane Vaisemberg   Mailen Auroux
  María Irigoyen
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 18 March 2013 Innisbrook, United States Clay   María Irigoyen   Ashleigh Barty
  Alizé Lim
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 23 June 2013 Montpellier, France Clay   Inés Ferrer Suárez   Irina Khromacheva
  Renata Voráčová
1–6, 4–6
Winner 8. 15 July 2013 Campos do Jordão, Brazil Hard   María Irigoyen   María Fernanda Álvarez Terán
  Maria Fernanda Alves
7–5, 6–3
Winner 9. 23 September 2013 Sevilla, Spain Clay   Florencia Molinero   Cecilia Costa Melgar
  Gaia Sanesi
6–3, 7–5
Winner 10. 9 December 2013 Mata de São João, Brazil Clay   Laura Pigossi   Montserrat González
  Carolina Zeballos
6–2, 6–2
Winner 11. 16 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, 6–4, [8–10]
Winner 12. 31 March 2014 São José dos Campos, Brazil Clay   Maria Fernanda Alves   Gabriela Cé
  Eduarda Piai
7–6, 7–5
Winner 13. 7 April 2014 São José do Rio Preto, Brazil Clay   Maria Fernanda Alves   Carolina Alves
  Ingrid Gamarra Martins
6–2, 6–0
Runner-up 13. 9 June 2014 Padua, Italy Clay   Florencia Molinero   Gioia Barbieri
  Sofia Shapatava
4–6, 6–0, [12–14]
Winner 14. 30 June 2014 Denain, France Clay   Florencia Molinero   Nicola Slater
  Karolina Wlodarczak
7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 14. 1 February 2015 Sunrise, United States Clay   Beatriz Haddad Maia   Katerina Stewart
  Anna Kalinskaya
6–7, 7–5, [6–10]
Runner-up 15. 9 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. 23 March 2015 Palm Harbor, United States Clay   Petra Krejsová   María Irigoyen
  Paula Ormaechea
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 17. 20 April 2015 Dothan, United States Clay   Petra Krejsová   Johanna Konta
  Maria Sanchez
3–6, 4–6
Winner 16. 21 September 2015 Albuquerque, United States Hard   Sanaz Marand   Tamira Paszek
  Anna Tatishvili
4–6, 6–2, [10–3]
Runner-up 18. 28 September 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(3–7), 5–7
Winner 17. 18 January 2016 Guarujá, Brazil Hard   Beatriz Haddad Maia   Laura Pigossi
  Jil Teichmann
6–7(3–7), 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(4–7), 6–0, [10–8]
Winner 21. 23 March 2019 Curitiba, Brazil Clay   Luisa Stefani   Ekaterine Gorgodze
  Daniela Seguel
6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–0), [10–2]
Winner 22. 9 June 2019 Brescia, Italy Clay   Andrea Gámiz   Anastasia Grymalska
  Giorgia Marchetti
6–3, 4–6, [12–10]
Winner 23. 30 June 2019 Tarvisio, Italy Clay   Gabriela Cé   Gloria Ceschi
  Rasheeda McAdoo
6–2, 4–6, [10–3]
Winner 24. 21 July 2019 Imola, Italy Carpet   Nina Stadler   Rasheeda McAdoo
  Sandra Samir
6–4, 6–2

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