The 2013 Brasil Tennis Cup is a women's tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the 1st edition of the Brasil Tennis Cup since 2002, and is on the International category of the 2013 WTA Tour. It took place in Florianópolis, Brazil, from February 24 through March 3, 2013.
|2013 Brasil Tennis Cup|
|Date||February 25 – March 3|
|Category||WTA International tournaments|
|Draw||32S / 16D|
| Anabel Medina Garrigues / |
|ESP||Anabel Medina Garrigues||61||6|
The following players received wildcards into the singles main draw:
The following players received entry from the qualifying draw:
|ESP||Anabel Medina Garrigues||KAZ||Yaroslava Shvedova||50||1|
|CRO||Petra Martić||FRA||Kristina Mladenovic||124||2|
|HUN||Tímea Babos||JPN||Kimiko Date-Krumm||149||3|
|RUS||Nina Bratchikova||GEO||Oksana Kalashnikova||162||4|
The following pair received a wildcard into the doubles main draw:
2013 Brasil Tennis Cup - Doubles was the first edition of a new event on the WTA Tour. Anabel Medina Garrigues and Yaroslava Shvedova won the title, defeating Anne Keothavong and Valeria Savinykh in the final, 6–0, 6–4.2013 Brasil Tennis Cup – Singles
This was the first edition of the tournament since 2002. Venus Williams was the top seed, but lost in the semifinals to Olga Puchkova.Monica Niculescu won the title, defeating Puchkova in three sets, 6–2, 4–6, 6–4.2014 Brasil Tennis Cup
The 2014 Brasil Tennis Cup was a women's tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the 2nd edition of the Brasil Tennis Cup, in the International category of the 2014 WTA Tour. It took place in Florianópolis, Brazil, from February 23 through March 1, 2014.2014 Brasil Tennis Cup – Doubles
Anabel Medina Garrigues and Yaroslava Shvedova were the defending champions and successfully defended their title, defeating Francesca Schiavone and Silvia Soler Espinosa in the final, 7–6(7–1), 2–6, [10–3].2014 Brasil Tennis Cup – Singles
Monica Niculescu was the defending champion, but retired in the quarterfinals against Carla Suárez Navarro.Klára Zakopalová won the title, defeating Garbiñe Muguruza in the final, 4–6, 7–5, 6–0.Anabel Medina Garrigues
Ana Isabel Medina Garrigues (Spanish: [anaˈβel meˈðina ɣaˈriɣes], Valencian: [anaˈbɛl meˈðina ɣaˈriɣes]; born 31 July 1982) is a Spanish tennis coach and former player.
As a player she reached a career-high ranking of world No. 16 in 2009, and won 11 singles and 28 doubles titles, including the 2008 and 2009 French Open with Virginia Ruano Pascual. Like many of her Spanish compatriots, she was a clay-court specialist who grinds to win most of her rallies. However, unlike most of her fellow Spaniards, she preferred to play on hard courts.
She won the WTA tournament in Strasbourg, beating Katarina Srebotnik in the final in May 2008, thus defending the title she won the previous year against Amélie Mauresmo. Her other singles titles came at Palermo in 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2001, at Canberra in 2006, Strasbourg in 2005 and Fès in 2009.
After retirement from singles tennis (she continues playing doubles) at the end of the 2014 season, Medina Garrigues became a professional coach, gaining success while working for Jeļena Ostapenko, who won the 2017 French Open Grand Slam title. In late 2017, she was named captain of Spain's Fed Cup team. She has also become tournament organizer at Valencia Open.Beatriz Haddad Maia
Beatriz Haddad Maia (born 30 May 1996 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian tennis player.
Haddad Maia has won two doubles titles on the WTA tour, as well as eight singles and seven doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On 25 September 2017, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 58. On 29 January 2018, she reached her best doubles ranking of world number 79.
She is a lefty player with a strong lefty-spin serve. Her style is that of a counter-puncher and she likes to "grind down" her opponents.
Playing for Brazil at the Fed Cup, Haddad Maia has a combined win–loss record of 18–8.Carla Forte
Carla Dragone Forte (born 11 January 1994) is an inactive Brazilian professional tennis player.
Forte has a career high WTA singles ranking of 421 achieved on 20 August 2012. She also has a career high WTA doubles ranking of 303 achieved on 28 October 2013. Forte has won 1 ITF singles titles and 11 ITF doubles titles on the tour.
Forte made her WTA main draw debut at the 2013 Brasil Tennis Cup in the doubles event, partnering Beatriz Haddad Maia. The pair reached the quarterfinals, losing to Kristina Barrois and Tatjana Malek.Monica Niculescu
Monica Niculescu (born 25 September 1987) is a Romanian professional tennis player. She reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 28 in February 2012, and has three singles titles to her credit on the WTA Tour since she turned pro in May 2002, the last one coming at the end of 2016, at the BGL Luxembourg Open. Although she was a steady top 30 player for several years and enjoyed relative success in singles, she is also a doubles specialist, where she achieved a career-high ranking of no.11, in April 2018, after partnering with Grand Slam winner and Olympic medalist Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková at Indian Wells. Her biggest doubles result up to date is reaching her first grand slam doubles final at Wimbledon, in 2017, alongside Chan Hao-ching. She was also runner-up at three Premier Mandatory events: the 2015 Wuhan Open, with fellow Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu, the 2016 Rogers Cup, with current world no.1 Simona Halep, and the 2017 Cincinnati Open, partnering former world no.1 in doubles, Su-wei Hsieh.
She is popular among spectators and other players alike for her unconventional style of play, employing an extreme grip as well as two hands for both her forehand and backhand. She is also best known for her trademark forehand-slice, her winning deamenour and her exceptional shot-making abilities at the net. Niculescu currently holds the Open Era record of highest first serve percentage in a year (91%-in 2011, tied with Sara Errani).
Niculescu has defeated many top 10 opponents throughout her career, having 25 wins against top 10 opponents to date.Niculescu was born in Slatina, Romania, but moved to Bucharest when she was four. She is currently coached by Călin Stelian Ciorbagiu.Olga Puchkova
Olga Alekseyevna Puchkova (also Poutchkova; Russian: Ольга Алексеевна Пучкова; Belarusian: Вольга Аляксееўна Пучкова; born 27 September 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player. As a junior, she played for Belarus, and was sometimes listed as Belarusian as a professional.Yaroslava Shvedova
Yaroslava Vyacheslavovna Shvedova (Russian: Яросла́ва Вячесла́вовна Шве́дова, born 12 September 1987) is a Russian-born Kazakhstani tennis player.
Shvedova has won one singles title and thirteen doubles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as five singles and four doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 29 October 2012, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 25. On 22 February 2016, she peaked at No. 3 in the doubles rankings.
Shvedova has made three Grand Slam singles quarterfinals, at the 2010 and the 2012 French Open and most recently at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships. She has won two Grand Slam women's doubles titles, the 2010 Wimbledon Championships and the 2010 US Open, partnering American player Vania King in both. Shvedova is also one of only seven players to record a golden set in the professional era. She achieved this feat at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships in her match against Sara Errani, the only time a golden set was recorded in a Grand Slam.She began wearing prescription sports glasses in 2012 after seeking medical advice about a nervous tic in one eye.
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