Amanda Carreras

Amanda Carreras (born 16 May 1990 in Gibraltar) is a British tennis player.

Carreras has won 10 singles and 14 doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 24 April 2017, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 236. On 21 May 2017, she peaked at world number 279 in the doubles rankings.

Due to Carreras winning her first two singles and doubles titles back-to-back, the ITF website wrote a "Spotlight On…" article on Carreras in May 2009.[1]

On 24 July 2012, Carreras carried the Olympic flame in the torch relay in Ealing, London. Nicola Bosio (another Gibraltarian athlete) passed on the flame to Amanda who was described as one of Gibraltar's finest sportswomen.[2]

Amanda Carreras
Carreras WMQ15 (5) (19764326810)
Full nameAmanda Carreras
Country (sports) United Kingdom
 Gibraltar
Born16 May 1990 (age 28)
Gibraltar
Turned pro2008
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$112,701
Singles
Career record321–210
Career titles10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 236 (24 April 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
WimbledonQ1 (2013, 2015)
Doubles
Career record124–86
Career titles14 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 279 (1 May 2017)
Last updated on: 26 november 2018.

Career

Junior (2004–2008)

Carreras only competed in a total of nine tournaments over the course of her junior career, reaching the quarterfinals in only one of them. As a doubles competitor she reached two semifinals and two quarterfinals. By July 2008, when she played in her last junior tournament, she had accumulated win-loss records of 8–9 in singles and 8–8 in doubles. Her career-high combined junior ranking was world number 548 (achieved on 18 July 2005).[3]

2006–2007

Carreras first competed on the senior ITF tour in February 2006, but during the rest of the year she failed to pass the second round in any of her tournaments. She ended 2006 without a world ranking.[4]

She continued competing on the ITF tour in 2007 and reached her first ever quarterfinal as a qualifier in July at a $10,000 clay court event in Tampere, Finland. In her very next tournament (also a $10,000 clay court event) she again managed to qualify and this time she reached her very first ITF semifinal. She ended the 2007 season with a ranking of world number 873.[4]

2008

In March 2008, Carreras reached another ITF quarterfinal, this time in Antalya. In May she reached her first ever ITF final in a $10,000 event in Tortosa where she was beaten by Beatriz García Vidagany. She reached the final in her very next tournament where she lost to Elitsa Kostova in three sets. In August she reached another semifinal and in September and October she reached three more quarterfinals. In November she again fell just short of winning a tournament when she lost in the final of a $10,000 event in El Menzah, Tunisia. Her ranking at the end of 2008 had risen almost 300 places to world number 591.[4]

2009

Carreras began her 2009 season on clay courts and reached another $10,000 ITF semifinal in March. She followed this up by reaching the quarterfinals of her following tournament which was also a $10,000 ITF. Carreras continued competing on the ITF circuit without any notable results until May, when she reached the semifinals of a $10,000 ITF tournament in Badalona, Spain. She then headed to Antalya where she won both the singles and doubles in two consecutive events, giving her the first four ITF titles of her career and prompting the official ITF website to feature her in their "Spotlight On…" article for May.[1] This momentum then carried her to another semifinal in her next tournament, when Nataša Zorić from Serbia ended her winning streak of 13 singles matches. Despite this promising first part of the year, Carreras did not pass the second round in any of her remaining tournaments in 2009 with the exception of one quarterfinal showing in late October and one runner-up position in another $10,000 clay court ITF event in late November. By the end of 2009, her singles ranking was world number 423.[4]

ITF finals (23–22)

Singles (9–11)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–3)
Clay (9–8)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 26 May 2008 $10,000 Tortosa, Spain Clay Spain Beatriz García Vidagany 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 16 June 2008 $10,000 Alcobaça, Portugal Hard Bulgaria Elitsa Kostova 6–3, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 3 November 2008 $10,000 El Menzah, Tunisia Hard Italy Federica Grazioso 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 4–6
Winner 1. 11 May 2009 $10,000 Antalya, Turkey Clay Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 7–5, 7–5
Winner 2. 18 May 2009 $10,000 Antalya, Turkey Clay Sweden Sandra Roma 7–6(9–7), 6–7(2–7), 6–4
Runner-up 4. 23 November 2009 $10,000 La Vall d'Uixó, Spain Clay France Laura Thorpe 2–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 1 November 2010 $10,000 La Marsa, Tunisia Clay Italy Erika Zanchetta 7–6(7–4), 6–0
Winner 4. 21 May 2012 $10,000 Getxo, Spain Clay Spain Yvonne Cavallé Reimers 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 17 September 2012 $10,000 Madrid, Spain Clay (i) Argentina Tatiana Búa 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 6. 29 October 2012 $25,000 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Brazil Teliana Pereira 1–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 3 November 2014 $10,000 Vinaròs, Spain Clay Czech Republic Diana Šumová 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 7. 10 November 2014 $10,000 Castellón, Spain Clay Spain Olga Sáez Larra 6–3, 1–6, 2–6
Winner 6. 9 February 2015 $10,000 Palma Nova, Spain Clay Spain Olga Sáez Larra 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 7. 16 February 2015 $10,000 Palma Nova, Spain Clay Spain Cristina Bucșa 7–5, 6–0
Runner-up 8. 20 April 2015 $15,000 Cairo, Egypt Clay Poland Katarzyna Kawa 5–7, 1–6
Winner 8. 14 September 2015 $10,000 Pula, Italy Clay Italy Jessica Pieri 6–4, 6–3
Winner 9. 9 November 2015 $10,000 Benicarló, Spain Clay Czech Republic Diana Šumová 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 25 April 2016 $25,000 Chiasso, Switzerland Clay Bulgaria Isabella Shinikova 3–6, 6–7(1–7)
Runner-up 10. 31 October 2016 $10,000 Oslo, Norway Hard (i) Sweden Jacqueline Cabaj Awad 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 14 November 2016 $10,000 Benicarló, Spain Clay France Jessika Ponchet 0–6, 6–7(6–8)
Winner 10. 25 November 2018 $15,000 Solarino, Italy Carpet Argentina Catalina Pella 6-4 3-6 7-5

Doubles (14–11)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–2)
Clay (13–9)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 12 May 2008 $10,000 Badalona, Spain Clay Spain Maite Gabarrus Alonso Italy Benedetta Davato
Italy Lisa Sabino
6–2, 2–6, [8–10]
Winner 1. 11 May 2009 $10,000 Antalya, Turkey Clay Italy Valentina Sulpizio Belgium An-Sophie Mestach
Belgium Sofie Oyen
4–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Winner 2. 18 May 2009 $10,000 Antalya, Turkey Clay Italy Valentina Sulpizio Sweden Julia Klackenberg
Sweden Sandra Roma
6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 3 August 2009 $10,000 Vienna, Austria Clay Austria Raphaela Zotta Czech Republic Jana Jandová
Slovakia Monika Kochanová
5–7, 7–5, [14–16]
Runner-up 3. 12 October 2009 $10,000 Antalya, Turkey Clay Italy Valentine Confalonieri Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay
Uzbekistan Albina Khabibulina
6–2, 5–7, [7–10]
Winner 3. 23 November 2009 $10,000 La Vall d'Uixó, Spain Clay Spain Lara Arruabarrena Spain Yera Campos Molina
Spain Sandra Soler Sola
6–4, 3–6, [11–9]
Winner 4. 3 May 2010 $25,000 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay Peru Bianca Botto Bolivia María Fernanda Álvarez Terán
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
3–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Winner 5. 1 November 2010 $10,000 La Marsa, Tunisia Clay Spain Sheila Solsona Carcasona Mexico Ximena Hermoso
Mexico Ivette López
6–4, 7–5
Winner 6. 22 November 2010 $10,000 La Vall d'Uixó, Spain Clay Venezuela Andrea Gámiz Spain Lara Arruabarrena
Italy Benedetta Davato
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Winner 7. 13 June 2011 $10,000 Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal Hard Venezuela Andrea Gámiz Mexico Ximena Hermoso
Mexico Ivette López
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 8 August 2011 $10,000 Gijón, Spain Hard Venezuela Andrea Gámiz Republic of Ireland Amy Bowtell
United Kingdom Lucy Brown
w/o
Runner-up 5. 14 November 2011 $10,000 Vinaròs, Spain Clay Spain Carolina Prats Millán Italy Anastasia Grymalska
Russia Eugeniya Pashkova
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 23 April 2012 $10,000 Vic, Spain Clay Mexico Ximena Hermoso Russia Eugeniya Pashkova
Bulgaria Isabella Shinikova
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 7 October 2013 $25,000 Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain Clay Spain Lara Arruabarrena Argentina Tatiana Búa
Venezuela Andrea Gámiz
6–4, 2–6, [7–10]
Winner 8. 9 February 2015 $10,000 Palma Nova, Spain Clay Italy Alice Savoretti Romania Irina Maria Bara
Hungary Ágnes Bukta
6–4, 6–1
Winner 9. 20 July 2015 $10,000 Viserba, Italy Clay Italy Alice Savoretti Italy Martina di Giuseppe
Italy Giorgia Marchetti
6–3, 3–6, [10–3]
Winner 10. 28 September 2015 $10,000 La Vall d'Uixó, Spain Clay Italy Alice Savoretti Spain María Cañero Pérez
Spain María Gutiérrez Carrasco
6–1, 6–2
Winner 11. 9 November 2015 $10,000 Benicarló, Spain Clay Italy Alice Savoretti Ukraine Oleksandra Korashvili
Romania Ioana Loredana Roșca
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 15 February 2016 $10,000 Palma Nova, Spain Clay Italy Alice Savoretti Russia Valeria Savinykh
Ukraine Alyona Sotnikova
6–2, 4–6, [6–10]
Runner-up 9. 21 March 2016 $10,000 Heraklion, Greece Hard Italy Alice Savoretti Russia Aleksandra Pospelova
Russia Alina Silich
2–6, 2–6
Winner 12. 16 May 2016 $25,000 Caserta, Italy Clay Italy Alice Savoretti Ukraine Oleksandra Korashvili
Russia Maria Marfutina
6–7(9–11), 7–6(7–5), [10–6]
Winner 13. 20 June 2016 $10,000 Nieuwpoort, Belgium Clay Italy Alice Savoretti Belgium Steffi Distelmans
Netherlands Quirine Lemoine
6–2, 6–7(4–7), [10–8]
Runner-up 10. 27 June 2016 $25,000 Denain, France Clay Italy Alice Savoretti Slovakia Michaela Hončová
France Shérazad Reix
1–6, 3–6
Winner 14. 14 November 2016 $10,000 Benicarló, Spain Clay Ecuador Charlotte Römer Ukraine Oleksandra Korashvili
Australia Isabelle Wallace
5–7, 6–3, [10–7]
Runner-up 11. 15 April 2017 $25,000 Pelham, United States Clay Croatia Tena Lukas United States Emina Bektas
United States Sanaz Marand
Walkover

References

  1. ^ a b Fishpool, Nick (23 June 2009). "Amanda Carreras – May 2009". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Amanda & Nicola carry Olympic Torch for Gibraltar". GBC. 24 July 2012. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  3. ^ Amanda Carreras at the International Tennis Federation – Junior profile
  4. ^ a b c d Amanda Carreras at the International Tennis Federation

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