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Teliana Santos Pereira (born 20 July 1988) is a professional Brazilian tennis player.[1]

Teliana Pereira
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Teliana Pereira at the 2013 Wimbledon qualifications
Full nameTeliana Santos Pereira
Country (sports) Brazil
ResidenceCuritiba
Born (1988-07-20) 20 July 1988 (age 31)
Águas Belas
Height1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,055,612
Singles
Career record378–221 (63.1%)
Career titles2 WTA, 22 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 43 (19 October 2015)
Current rankingNo. 709 (20 August 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2014, 2016)
French Open2R (2014, 2015, 2016)
Wimbledon1R (2014, 2015, 2016)
US Open1R (2014, 2015, 2016)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2016)
Doubles
Career record122–84 (59.2%)
Career titles0 WTA, 10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 117 (16 September 2013)
Current rankingNo. 352 (20 August 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2014, 2016)
WimbledonQ2 (2013)
US Open1R (2015)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2016)
Team competitions
Fed Cup26–10
Last updated on: 20 August 2018.

On 19 April 2015, she became the first Brazilian in 27 years to win a title on the WTA Tour, beating Yaroslava Shvedova in Bogotá 7–6, 6–1. She achieved a singles ranking of world No. 48 in August 2015, after having won her second WTA title at Florianópolis by defeating German Annika Beck 6–4, 4–6, 6–1.

On 19 October 2015, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 43. Pereira has won 22 singles and 10 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit to date.

Playing for Brazil at the Fed Cup, she has a win–loss record of 26–10.

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Early and personal lifeEdit

Teliana Pereira was born on 20 July 1988 in Águas Belas, and is coached by her brother, Renato.[1] Pereira's parents are Jose and Maria; she has three brothers and three sisters. She started playing at age 8 because her brothers played. Pereira's favorite tournament is the French Open. Her childhood tennis idol was Gustavo Kuerten. Her favourite surface is clay.

CareerEdit

In February 2013, Pereira reached the semifinals of Copa Colsanitas as a qualifier, which boosted her singles ranking to 116.[2]

In February 2014, Pereira reached the semifinals of Rio Open.[3]

In April 2015, Pereira reached the final of Copa Colsanitas, where she won her first WTA title beating fifth seed Yaroslava Shvedova in straight sets to become the first Brazilian woman to win a WTA singles title since 1988, and jumping 130 places up the WTA rankings to No. 81.

In July 2015 she won her second WTA title at the Brasil Tennis Cup in Florianópolis. With the result, Pereira entered the top 50 for the first time. She was just the second Brazilian in the Open Era to win a WTA title in Brazil – Niege Dias achieved the feat once, doing it over in Guarujá in 1987.[4]

Pereira performed very poorly throughout 2016 and finally dropped out of top 200 by the end of the season.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (2 titles)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (2-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (2-0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2015 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia International Clay   Yaroslava Shvedova 7–6(7–2), 6–1
Win 2–0 Aug 2015 Brasil Tennis Cup, Brasil International Clay   Annika Beck 6–4, 4–6, 6–1

WTA 125s finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2013 Copa Bionaire, Colombia 125K Clay   Florencia Molinero   Catalina Castaño
  Mariana Duque
3–6, 6–1, [10–5]

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 30 (22–8)Edit

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Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 8 October 2006 Tucumán, Argentina Clay   Vivian Segnini 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 1 15 October 2006 Córdoba, Argentina Clay   Vanesa Furlanetto 1–6, 6–1, 7–5
Winner 2 21 October 2006 Santiago, Chile Clay   Mailen Auroux 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 3 11 November 2006 Itajaí, Brazil Clay   Veronica Spiegel 4–6, 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 2 26 November 2006 Córdoba, Argentina Clay   Yanina Wickmayer 6–1, 6–7(4–7), 6–0
Winner 4 18 March 2007 Athens, Greece Clay   Violette Huck 6–2, 6–1
Winner 5 25 March 2007 Amiens, France Clay (i)   Audrey Bergot 7–5, 3–6, 6–1
Winner 6 31 March 2007 Foggia, Italy Clay   Rebeca Bou-Nogueiro 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 3 27 May 2007 Vienna, Austria Clay   Darija Jurak 6–1, 1–6, 6–2
Winner 7 5 August 2007 Campos do Jordão, Brazil Hard   Maria Fernanda Alves 6–4, 6–2
Winner 8 19 August 2007 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Frederica Piedade 7–6(7–2), 6–2
Winner 9 6 December 2008 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Emilia Yorio 6–2, 6–1
Winner 10 2 October 2010 Arujá, Brazil Clay   Vanesa Furlanetto 4–6, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 11 10 October 2010 Londrina, Brazil Clay   Verónica Cepede Royg 6–4, 6–0
Winner 12 20 March 2011 Metepec, Mexico Hard   Amanda Fink 6–4, 6–4
Winner 13 3 July 2011 Denain, France Clay   Valentyna Ivakhnenko 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 4 28 April 2012 Caracas, Venezuela Hard   Adriana Pérez 6–1, 6–1
Winner 14 12 May 2012 Rosario, Argentina Clay   Mailen Auroux 7–5, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 5 3 June 2012 Maribor, Slovenia Clay   Anna-Lena Friedsam 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–2
Runner-up 6 14 September 2012 Mont-de-Marsan, France Clay   Timea Bacsinszky 6–2, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 15 20 October 2012 Seville, Spain Clay   Estrella Cabeza Candela 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–5)
Winner 16 3 November 2012 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Amanda Carreras 6–1, 6–2
Winner 17 29 June 2013 Périgueux, France Clay   Daniela Seguel 6–1, 6–4
Winner 18 7 July 2013 Denain, France Clay   Alberta Brianti 6–4, 7–5
Winner 19 16 September 2013 Mont-de-Marsan, France Clay   Pauline Parmentier 6–1, 6–4
Winner 20 22 September 2013 Saint-Malo, France Clay   Pauline Parmentier 6–2, 6–1
Winner 21 29 September 2013 Seville, Spain Clay   Florencia Molinero 7–6(7–5) 6–3
Runner-up 7 12 July 2014 Biarritz, France Clay   Kaia Kanepi 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8 1 September 2014 Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands Clay   Denisa Allertová 3–6, ret.
Winner 22 6 April 2015 Medellín, Colombia Clay   Verónica Cepede Royg 7–6(8–6), 6–1

Doubles 22 (10–12)Edit

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Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
Winner 1 11 November 2006 Itajaí, Brazil Clay   Yanina Wickmayer   Fernanda Hermenegildo
  Monika Kochanová
6–3, 6–3
Winner 2 26 November 2006 Córdoba, Argentina Clay   Yanina Wickmayer   Florencia Molinero
  Veronica Spiegel
7–5, 6–4
Winner 3 25 March 2007 Amiens, France Clay (i)   Marcella Koek   Monika Krauze
  Anna Savitskaya
6–1, 6–0
Winner 4 27 May 2007 Vienna, Austria Clay   Nikola Hofmanova   Katarína Poljaková
  Zuzana Zlochová
7–6(7–1), 6–3
Runner-up 1 8 July 2007 Mont-de-Marsan, France Clay   Joana Cortez   Nina Bratchikova
  Neuza Silva
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 2 19 August 2007 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Ana Clara Duarte   Joana Cortez
  Roxane Vaisemberg
5–7, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 3 13 September 2007 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay   Joana Cortez   Mihaela Buzărnescu
  Magdalena Kiszczyńska
6–4, 6–7(2–7), [10–4]
Runner-up 4 10 November 2007 Jounieh, Lebanon Clay   Nicole Clerico   Olga Brózda
  Maria Kondratieva
6–3, 6–1
Winner 5 25 November 2007 Sintra, Portugal Clay (i)   Nicole Clerico   Joana Cortez
  Roxane Vaisemberg
6–4, 6–2
Winner 6 29 November 2008 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Fernanda Hermenegildo   Tatiana Búa
  María Irigoyen
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 5 27 March 2011 Poza Rica, Mexico Hard   Fernanda Hermenegildo   Macall Harkins
  Nicole Rottmann
6–2, 6–4
Winner 7 3 July 2011 Denain, France Clay   Verónica Cepede Royg   Céline Ghesquière
  Elixane Lechemia
6–1, 6–1
Winner 8 31 July 2011 Campos do Jordão, Brazil Hard   Fernanda Hermenegildo   Maria Fernanda Alves
  Roxane Vaisemberg
3–6, 7–6(7–5), [11–9]
Runner-up 6 10 December 2011 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Vivian Segnini   Mailen Auroux
  María Irigoyen
6–1, 6–3
Winner 9 13 April 2012 Pomezia, Italy Clay   Bianca Botto   Benedetta Davato
  Anne Schäfer
7–6(7–3), 6–2
Winner 10 12 May 2012 Rosario, Argentina Clay   Nicole Rottmann   Verónica Cepede Royg
  Luciana Sarmenti
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 7 10 June 2012 Zlín, Czech Republic Clay   Verónica Cepede Royg   Elitsa Kostova
  Jasmina Tinjić
4–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Runner-up 8 14 September 2012 Mont-de-Marsan, France Clay   Aleksandrina Naydenova   Timea Bacsinszky
  Mihaela Buzărnescu
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 9 23 September 2012 Saint-Malo, France Clay   Aleksandrina Naydenova   Pemra Özgen
  Alyona Sotnikova
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 10 20 October 2012 Seville, Spain Clay   Aleksandrina Naydenova   Paula Kania
  Katarzyna Piter
5–7, 6–4, [10–6]
Runner-up 11 12 May 2013 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay   Catalina Castaño   Vania King
  Arantxa Rus
4–6, 7–5, [10–8]
Runner-up 12 11 Jul 2014 Biarritz, France Clay   Lourdes Domínguez Lino   Florencia Molinero
  Stephanie Vogt
2–6, 2–6

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Australian Open A A A A A Q1 1R Q2 1R Q2 A A 0–2
French Open A A A A A Q3 2R 2R 2R A A A 3–3
Wimbledon Q1 A A A Q1 Q2 1R 1R 1R A A A 0–3
US Open A A A A Q1 Q1 1R 1R 1R A A 0–3
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–4 1–3 1–4 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–11

Record against players who were ranked top 10Edit

Ranked top 10 at some point in their career (but not necessarily when they faced Pereira)

Player Record Win% Hard Clay Grass Last Match
Number 1 ranked players
  Ana Ivanovic 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (3–6, 0–6) at 2016 Miami
  Serena Williams 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 Lost (2–6, 1–6) at 2016 Roland Garros
  Karolína Plíšková 0–2 0% 0–0 0–1 0–1 Lost (5–7, 7–6(7–5), 3–6) at 2014 Eastbourne
  Simona Halep 0–1 0% 0–0 0–0 0–1 Lost (2–6, 2–6) at 2014 Wimbledon
Number 4 ranked players
  Francesca Schiavone 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 Won (6–1, 6–4) at 2015 Bogota
Number 5 ranked players
  Eugenie Bouchard 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (6–4, 3–6, 2–6) at 2013 Australian Open
  Daniela Hantuchová 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 Lost (2–6, 3–6) at 2014 Charleston
  Sara Errani 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 Lost (3–6, 3–6) at 2015 Rio de Janeiro
Number 6 ranked players
  Flavia Pennetta 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (6–3, 0–6, 4–6) at 2015 Beijing
  Carla Suárez Navarro 1–2 25% 1–2 0–1 0–0 Lost (0–6, 0–6) at 2016 US Open
Number 7 ranked players
  Belinda Bencic 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 Won (6–3, 6–4) at 2014 Fed Cup
Number 8 ranked players
  Ekaterina Makarova 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 0–0 Lost (3–6, 3–6) at 2015 US Open
Number 9 ranked players
  Andrea Petkovic 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 Lost (1–6, 2–6) at 2016 Brisbane
  Timea Bacsinszky 2–2 50% 0–0 2–2 0–0 Lost (3–6, 3–6) at 2014 Fed Cup

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Teliana conquista primeiro título de WTA da carreira, em Bogotá". TelianaPereira.com.br (in Portuguese). Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Teliana lose in the semifinals and quits best country's campaign in 24 years". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). 21 February 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Semifinalist, Teliana demands of herself for higher intensity". TenisBrasil (in Portuguese). 23 February 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  4. ^ Pereira Makes History At Home In Brazil

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