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Joana Cortez
Joana Cortez
Full nameJoana Amorim Cortez dos Santos
Country (sports) Brazil
Born (1979-01-11) 11 January 1979 (age 41)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro1997
Retired2008
PlaysLeft-handed (double-handed backhand)
Prize money$140,665
Singles
Career record231-217
Career titles7 ITF
Highest ranking204 (17 September 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2002)
US OpenQ1 (2002)
Doubles
Career record313-179
Career titles26 ITF
Highest ranking115 (5 November 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2002)
US Open1R (2001)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2000)
Team competitions
Fed Cup23-14

Joana Amorim Cortez dos Santos (born 11 January 1979) is a retired Brazilian tennis player.

In her career, Cortez won seven singles and 26 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 17 September 2001, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 204. On 5 November 2001, she peaked at number 115 in the doubles rankings.

Cortez represented Brazil at the 2000 Summer Olympics in women's doubles, reaching the second round with Vanessa Menga. A year previously, the pair won gold at the 1999 Pan American Games. Cortez won gold again in 2003, partnering Bruna Colósio, and in 2007 won bronze with Teliana Pereira in Rio.

Playing for Brazil at the Fed Cup, Cortez had a win-loss record of 23-14.

Cortez played and lost two doubles matches in Grand Slam events, at the 2001 US Open and in 2002 in Australia.

After retiring from the professional tour, she became a beach tennis player.[1]

ITF finals

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 15 (7-8)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 29 November 1998 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Hard Italy Valentina Sassi 6-7, 6-3, 3-6
Winner 2. 9 May 1999 Poza Rica, Mexico Hard Australia Nadia Johnston 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
Winner 3. 16 May 1999 Tampico, Mexico Hard Australia Kylie Hunt 6-3, 6-3
Winner 4. 30 August 1999 Querétaro City, Mexico Clay Serbia and Montenegro Katarina Mi?i? 4-6, 7-6(7-5), 6-2
Winner 5. 16 April 2000 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Hard United States Betsy Miringoff 6-3, 6-7(5-7), 6-3
Runner-up 6. 1 May 2000 Coatzacoalcos, Mexico Hard Brazil Miriam D'Agostini 4-6, 6-2, 1-6
Winner 7. 1 April 2001 Santiago, Chile Clay Argentina Vanina García Sokol 6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 8. 28 May 2001 Biella, Italy Clay Madagascar Dally Randriantefy 1-6, 1-6
Runner-up 9. 10 March 2003 Matamoros, Mexico Hard Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves 6-3, 4-6, 2-6
Runner-up 10. 24 March 2003 Monterrey, Mexico Hard Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves 6-4, 6-7(3-7), 4-6
Winner 11. 11 October 2004 Campo Grande, Brazil Clay Uruguay Estefanía Craciún 6-1, 6-1
Runner-up 12. 28 November 2004 Florianópolis, Brazil Clay Argentina Micaela Moran 6-2, 2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 13. 12 June 2005 Nazare, Portugal Hard Argentina Florencia Molinero 5-7, 6-3, 0-6
Runner-up 14. 7 November 2005 São Paulo, Brazil Hard Argentina Florencia Molinero 5-7, 6-7(3-7)
Winner 15. 11 November 2006 Caracas, Venezuela Clay Venezuela Marina Giral Lores 7-5, 7-6(7-4)

Doubles: 61 (26-35)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 10 November 1996 Campinas, Brazil Clay Brazil Roberta Burzagli Paraguay Larissa Schaerer
Argentina Cintia Tortorella
7-5, 3-6, 3-6
Winner 2. 20 October 1997 Novo Hamburgo, Brazil Clay Brazil Ana-Paula Zannoni Brazil Miriam D'Agostini
Brazil Vanessa Menga
6-3, 6-7(4-7), 6-1
Runner-up 3. 5 October 1998 Montevideo, Uruguay Hard Brazil Eugenia Maia Hungary Zsófia Gubacsi
Argentina Mariana López Palacios
6-3, 3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 4. 30 November 1998 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay Argentina Sabrina Valenti France Kildine Chevalier
Slovakia Silvia Urí?ková
2-6, 6-3, 3-6
Runner-up 5. 16 May 1999 Tampico, Mexico Hard Brazil Carla Tiene Mexico Melody Falco
Dominican Republic Joelle Schad
3-6, 6-4, 4-6
Runner-up 6. 30 August 1999 Querétaro, Mexico Clay Brazil Carla Tiene Brazil Milagros Sequera
Slovakia Gabriela Voleková
6-4, 3-6, 4-6
Winner 7. 12 September 1999 Mexico City, Mexico Clay Brazil Vanessa Menga Mexico Melody Falco
Dominican Republic Joelle Schad
6-4, 6-2
Winner 8. 28 November 1999 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay Argentina Celeste Contín Brazil Miriam D'Agostini
Brazil Carla Tiene
6-1, 3-6, 6-3
Runner-up 9. 28 February 2000 Chengdu City, China Hard Hungary Katalin Marosi China Li Na
China Li Ting
1-6, 3-6
Winner 10. 16 April 2000 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Hard Brazil Miriam D'Agostini Brazil Tassia Sono
Brazil Carla Tiene
6-4, 6-1
Runner-up 11. 1 May 2000 Coatzacoalcos, Mexico Hard Brazil Miriam D'Agostini Venezuela Milagros Sequera
Slovakia Gabriela Voleková
6-4, 3-6, 5-7
Runner-up 12. 14 May 2000 Midlothian, United States Clay Brazil Miriam D'Agostini United States Dawn Buth
United States Julie Scott
3-6, 2-6
Winner 13. 21 May 2000 Jackson, United States Clay Brazil Miriam D'Agostini United States Karin Miller
South Africa Jessica Steck
6-4, 5-7, 6-1
Runner-up 14. 11 June 2000 Galatina, Italy Clay Brazil Miriam D'Agostini Italy Alice Canepa
Argentina Mariana Díaz-Oliva
4-6, 6-4, 4-6
Runner-up 15. 2 July 2000 Orbetello, Italy Clay Brazil Miriam D'Agostini China Li Ting
China Li Na
3-6, 6-7(3-7)
Winner 16. 9 October 2000 Mexico City, Mexico Hard Brazil Vanessa Menga Germany Kirstin Freye
Republic of Ireland Kelly Liggan
5-3, 5-4(6-4), 4-0
Winner 17. 10 December 2000 Bogotá, Colombia Hard Argentina Mariana Díaz Oliva Argentina Clarisa Fernández
Spain Conchita Martínez
3-6, 6-1, 6-2
Winner 18. 29 January 2001 Clearwater, United States Hard Argentina Clarisa Fernández 6-1, 7-5
Runner-up 19. 15 April 2001 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Clay Argentina Clarisa Fernández Argentina Eugenia Chialvo
Spain Conchita Martínez Granados
7-6(3-7), 1-6, 1-6
Winner 20. 28 May 2001 Biella, Italy Clay Brazil Vanessa Menga Austria Daniela Klemenschits
Austria Sandra Klemenschits
7-6(7-4), 4-6, 6-3
Winner 21. 25 June 2001 Fontanafredda, Italy Clay Brazil Vanessa Menga Argentina Melisa Arévalo
Argentina Natalia Gussoni
6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 22. 5 August 2001 Alghero, Italy Hard Estonia Maret Ani Australia Trudi Musgrave
United Kingdom Julie Pullin
4-6, 5-7
Runner-up 23. 17 September 2001 São José dos Campos, Brazil Clay Spain Conchita Martínez Granados Brazil Vanessa Menga
Uruguay Daniela Olivera
6-4, 5-7, 3-6
Runner-up 24. 13 May 2002 Bromma, Sweden Clay United States Tiffany Dabek Serbia and Montenegro Katarina Mi?i?
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragana Zari?
4-6, 4-6
Winner 25. 24 November 2002 Mallorca, Spain Clay Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez Czech Republic Ema Jana?ková
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlí?ová
6-3, 6-1
Runner-up 26. 23 February 2003 Columbus, United States Hard (i) Brazil Bruna Colósio China Li Ting
China Sun Tiantian
3-6, 1-6
Runner-up 27. 10 March 2003 Matamoros, Mexico Hard Brazil Carla Tiene Argentina Melisa Arévalo
Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves
0-6, 5-7
Runner-up 28. 17 March 2003 Monterrey, Mexico Hard Brazil Carla Tiene Germany Caroline Ann Basu
France Kildine Chevalier
4-6, 6-3, 5-7
Winner 29. 25 May 2003 Catania, Italy Clay Brazil Bruna Colósio France Aurélie Védy
Greece Christina Zachariadou
6-1, 6-1
Runner-up 30. 31 August 2003 Asuncion, Paraguay Clay Brazil Marina Tavares Argentina Jorgelina Cravero
Brazil Carla Tiene
3-6, 4-6
Winner 31. 5 October 2003 Greenville, United States Clay Brazil Bruna Colósio United States Kelly McCain
United States Kristen Schlukebir
6-2, 7-5
Runner-up 32. 9 November 2003 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Hard Brazil Bruna Colósio Brazil Marcela Evangelista
Brazil Carla Tiene
3-6, 6-7(4-7)
Winner 33. 16 November 2003 Mexico City, Mexico Hard Brazil Bruna Colósio Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves
Brazil Carla Tiene
1-6, 6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 34. 16 May 2004 Monzón, Spain Hard Brazil Marina Tavares Brazil Larissa Carvalho
Portugal Neuza Silva
2-6, 4-6
Runner-up 35. 14 June 2004 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay Brazil Marina Tavares Argentina Erica Krauth
France Aurélie Védy
2-6, 4-6
Runner-up 36. 18 October 2004 Goiânia, Brazil Clay Brazil Marcela Evangelista Argentina María José Argeri
Brazil Letícia Sobral
3-6, 3-6
Winner 37. 28 November 2004 Florianópolis, Brazil Clay Brazil Marcela Evangelista Brazil Fernanda Hermenegildo
Paraguay Sarah Tami Masi
6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 38. 1 February 2005 Rockford, United States Hard (i) Bulgaria Svetlana Krivencheva United States Julie Ditty
Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlí?ová
6-3, 5-7, 5-7
Runner-up 39. 27 March 2005 San Luis Potosi, Mexico Clay Japan Tomoko Yonemura Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino
Argentina Clarisa Fernández
2-6, 2-6
Winner 40. 15 May 2005 Casale Monferrato, Italy Clay Brazil Roxane Vaisemberg Hungary Katalin Marosi
Italy Gloria Pizzichini
6-2, 6-0
Winner 41. 6 June 2005 Nazaré, Portugal Hard Italy Silvia Disderi Georgia (country) Nana Urotadze
Turkey Pemra Özgen
6-7(3-7), 6-1, 6-4
Winner 42. 26 June 2005 Alcobaça, Portugal Hard Germany Laura Zelder United Kingdom Rebecca Fong
United Kingdom Kirsty Woolley
w/o
Winner 43. 29 August 2005 Amarante, Portugal Hard Portugal Neuza Silva Argentina Flavia Mignola
Spain Gabriela Velasco Andreu
6-2, 6-3
Runner-up 44. 18 September 2005 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Poland Karolina Kosi?ska Croatia Sanja An?i?
Austria Tamira Paszek
7-6(11-9), 2-6, 4-6
Runner-up 45. 26 February 2006 Portimão, Portugal Hard Portugal Magali de Lattre Netherlands Sanne van den Biggelaar
Netherlands Suzanne van Hartingsveldt
w/o
Runner-up 46. 15 April 2006 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Hungary Zsófia Gubacsi
Croatia Matea Mezak
6-4, 4-6, 4-6
Winner 47. 11 June 2006 Móstoles, Spain Hard Spain María José Martínez Sánchez Brazil Carla Tiene
Brazil Jenifer Widjaja
6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 48. 10 July 2006 Brussels, Belgium Clay Sweden Aleksandra Srndovic Czech Republic Iveta Gerlová
Germany Carmen Klaschka
3-6, 2-6
Runner-up 49. 6 August 2006 Vigo, Spain Clay Brazil Larissa Carvalho Argentina María José Argeri
Brazil Letícia Sobral
4-6, 3-6
Runner-up 50. 8 August 2006 Coimbra, Portugal Hard Portugal Neuza Silva Argentina María José Argeri
Brazil Letícia Sobral
6-7(4-7), 6-7(5-7)
Winner 51. 13 October 2006 Saltillo, Mexico Hard Brazil Larissa Carvalho Canada Monique Adamczak
Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
6-2, 7-5
Winner 52. 30 October 2006 Santa Cruz, Bolivia Clay Argentina Jorgelina Cravero Argentina Soledad Esperón
Brazil Carla Tiene
6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Runner-up 53. 11 November 2006 Caracas, Venezuela Clay Brazil Fabiana Mak Venezuela Marina Giral Lores
Venezuela Mariana Muci
6-4, 5-7, 5-7
Winner 54. 18 November 2006 Mexico City, Mexico Clay Brazil Larissa Carvalho Croatia Ivana Abramovi?
Croatia Maria Abramovi?
7-5, 6-2
Runner-up 55. 8 July 2007 Mont-de-Marsan, France Clay Brazil Teliana Pereira Russia Nina Bratchikova
Portugal Neuza Silva
6-3, 7-6(7-3)
Winner 56. 4 August 2007 Campos do Jordão, Brazil Hard Brazil Roxane Vaisemberg Argentina María José Argeri
Brazil Letícia Sobral
7-5, 6-0
Winner 57. 18 August 2007 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Brazil Roxane Vaisemberg Brazil Ana Clara Duarte
Brazil Teliana Pereira
5-7, 6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 58. 13 September 2007 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Brazil Teliana Pereira Romania Mihaela Buz?rnescu
Poland Magdalena Kiszczy?ska
6-4, 6-7(2-7), [10-4]
Runner-up 59. 25 November 2007 Sintra, Portugal Clay Brazil Roxane Vaisemberg Italy Nicole Clerico
Brazil Teliana Pereira
4-6, 2-6
Runner-up 60. 28 April 2008 Bell Ville, Argentina Clay Brazil Natalia Guitler Argentina Tatiana Búa
Colombia Karen Castiblanco
4-6, 6-1, [7-10]
Winner 61. 13 September 2008 Santos, Brazil Clay Brazil Natalia Guitler Brazil Ana Clara Duarte
Brazil Fernanda Hermenegildo
6-1, 6-3

References

  1. ^ "An interview with Joana Cortez (Brazil)". International Tennis Federation. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 2014.

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