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Luisa Stefani
Luisa Stefani
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Stefani at the 2019 French Open
Full nameLuisa Veras Stefani
Country (sports) Brazil
ResidenceWesley Chapel, United States
Born (1997-08-09) 9 August 1997 (age 23)
São Paulo, Brazil
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 214,576
Singles
Career record84-62 (57.5%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 431 (20 May 2019)
Current ranking
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Junior2R (2015)
French Open Junior2R (2014, 2015)
Wimbledon Junior1R (2014, 2015)
US Open Junior1R (2014, 2015)
Doubles
Career record147-60 (71.0%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 32 (28 September 2020)
Current rankingNo. 32 (26 October 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2020)
French Open3R (2020)
US OpenQF (2020)
Wimbledon Junior2R (2015)
Team competitions
Fed Cup9-1
Last updated on: 26 October 2020.

Luisa Veras Stefani (born 9 August 1997) is a Brazilian tennis player.

On 28 September 2020, she peaked at No. 32 in the WTA doubles rankings. On 20 May 2019, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 431. Stefani achieved a career-high junior ranking of No. 10, on 30 March 2015.

Luisa is coached by Sanjay Singh from India, with whom she trains at the Saddlebrook Academies.[1]

Career

Stefani made her WTA Tour main-draw debut at the 2015 Brasil Tennis Cup where she received a singles main-draw wild card. She currently attends Pepperdine University and has been ranked as high as No. 2 in the ITA rankings. She also was named the 2015 ITA National Rookie of the Year and compiled a 40-6 record in her freshman season. Her biggest career college achievement is reaching the semifinals of the 2015 NCAA Singles Championships, where she lost to eventual champion Danielle Collins. Her Grand Slam main-draw debut was at 2019 French Open, partnering Australian Astra Sharma in doubles.

In September 2019, with Hayley Carter as partner, she reached the first WTA doubles final at the Korea Open and, the following week, won the first WTA title at the Tashkent Open. With these campaigns, she enters the top 100 and reaches the best career ranking in doubles, 75th. place on October 21st. Thereafter, Stefani establishes a fixed partnership with Hayley Carter.

In 2020, the Stefani/Carter duo reaches the Australian Open third round, wins the Oracle Challenger Series in Newport and reaches the Dubai quarterfinals in February, and wins the Lexington Open in August. With that, they enter the world's top 40 for the first time.[2][3]

At the 2020 US Open in September, she did her best Grand Slams campaign in her career, reaching the quarterfinals, defeating the tournament's No. 6 seed in the round of 16. It has been 38 years since female doublers in Brazil have gone so far in a Grand Slam tournament (the last time that Brazilians were in the quarterfinals was in Wimbledon, in 1982: Patricia Medrado and Claudia Monteiro).[4] At the 2020 Italian Open, she makes another great tournament, reaching the semifinals and losing only to the top-seeded double.[5] She made her first Premier final in October 2020, in Ostrava, playing with Gabriela Dabrowski.[6]

Performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Doubles

Tournament 2019 2020 2021 SR W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 3R 0 / 1 2-1
French Open 1R 3R 0 / 2 2-2
Wimbledon A NH 0 / 0 0-0
US Open A QF 0 / 1 2-1
Win-Loss 0-1 6-3 0-0 0 / 4 6-4
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A NH 0 / 0 0-0
Miami Open A NH 0 / 0 0-0
Madrid Open A NH 0 / 0 0-0
China Open A NH 0 / 0 0-0
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Open A 1R 0 / 1 0-1
Italian Open A SF 0 / 1 3-1
Canadian Open A NH 0 / 0 0-0
Cincinnati Open A 2R 0 / 1 1-1
Wuhan Open A NH 0 / 0 0-0
Career statistics
Year-end ranking 75

WTA career finals

Doubles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runner-ups)

Winner - Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier/WTA 500 (0-2)
International (2-2)
Finals by surface
Hard (2-3)
Grass (0-0)
Clay (0-1)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 2019 Korea Open, South Korea International Hard United States Hayley Carter Spain Lara Arruabarrena
Germany Tatjana Maria
6-7(7-9), 6-3, [7-10]
Win 1-1 Sep 2019 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan International Hard United States Hayley Carter Slovenia Dalila Jakupovi?
United States Sabrina Santamaria
6-3, 7-6(7-4)
Win 2-1 Aug 2020 Lexington Open, United States International Hard United States Hayley Carter Czech Republic Marie Bouzková
Switzerland Jil Teichmann
6-1, 7-5
Loss 2-2 Sep 2020 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France International Clay United States Hayley Carter United States Nicole Melichar
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
4-6, 3-6
Loss 2-3 Oct 2020 Ostrava Open, Czech Republic Premier Hard (i) Canada Gabriela Dabrowski Belgium Elise Mertens
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
1-6, 3-6
Loss 2-4 Jan 2021 Abu Dhabi Open, United Arab Emirates WTA 500 Hard United States Hayley Carter Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Ena Shibahara
6-7(5-7), 4-6

WTA 125K series finals

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)

Result W-L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Nov 2019 WTA Houston, United States Hard Australia Ellen Perez Canada Sharon Fichman
Japan Ena Shibahara
1-6, 6-4, [10-5]
Win 2-0 Feb 2020 WTA Newport Beach, United States Hard United States Hayley Carter Belgium Marie Benoît
France Jessika Ponchet
6-1, 6-3

ITF Circuit finals

Doubles: 22 (15 titles, 7 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Aug 2013 ITF São Paulo, Brazil 10,000 Clay Brazil Nathália Rossi Brazil Laura Pigossi
Argentina Carolina Zeballos
3-6, 4-6
Loss 0-2 Jul 2016 ITF Campos do Jordão, Brazil 25,000 Hard Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves Brazil Ingrid Gamarra Martins
Brazil Laura Pigossi
3-6, 6-3, [8-10]
Win 1-2 Sep 2016 ITF Atlanta, United States 50,000 Hard United States Ingrid Neel United States Alexandra Stevenson
United States Taylor Townsend
4-6, 6-4, [10-5]
Loss 1-3 Jun 2017 ITF Sumter, United States 25,000 Hard Australia Ellen Perez United States Kaitlyn Christian
Mexico Giuliana Olmos
2-6, 6-3, [7-10]
Win 2-3 Jun 2017 ITF Baton Rouge, United States 25,000 Hard Australia Ellen Perez United States Francesca Di Lorenzo
United States Julia Elbaba
6-3, 6-4
Loss 2-4 Jul 2017 ITF Auburn, United States 25,000 Hard Australia Ellen Perez United States Emina Bektas
Chile Alexa Guarachi
6-4, 4-6, [5-10]
Win 3-4 Jul 2017 ITF Knokke, Belgium 15,000 Clay United States Quinn Gleason Switzerland Leonie Küng
Belgium Axana Mareen
6-4, 7-5
Win 4-4 Jul 2017 ITF Brussels, Belgium 15,000 Clay United States Quinn Gleason Belgium Deborah Kerfs
France Priscilla Heise
6-3, 6-2
Win 5-4 Aug 2017 ITF El Espinar, Spain 25,000 Hard United States Quinn Gleason Turkey Ayla Aksu
Netherlands Bibiane Schoofs
6-3, 6-2
Win 6-4 Oct 2017 ITF Seville, Spain 25,000 Clay Mexico Renata Zarazúa Spain Estrella Cabeza Candela
Venezuela Andrea Gámiz
7-6(2), 7-6(3)
Win 7-4 Nov 2017 ITF Sant Cugat, Spain 25,000 Clay Mexico Renata Zarazúa Serbia Olga Danilovi?
Spain Guiomar Maristany
Zuleta de Reales
6-1, 6-4
Win 8-4 Dec 2017 ITF Castellón, Spain 15,000 Clay Spain Yvonne Cavallé Reimers China Ren Jiaqi
China Wang Xiyu
6-3, 6-1
Win 9-4 Jun 2018 ITF Sumter, United States 25,000 Hard Australia Astra Sharma United States Julia Elbaba
China Xu Shilin
2-6, 6-3, [10-5]
Loss 9-5 Sep 2018 ITF Templeton, United States 60,000 Hard United States Quinn Gleason United States Asia Muhammad
United States Maria Sanchez
7-6(4), 2-6, [8-10]
Loss 9-6 Oct 2018 ITF Stockton, United States 60,000 Hard United States Quinn Gleason United States Hayley Carter
United States Ena Shibahara
5-7, 7-5, [7-10]
Win 10-6 Nov 2018 ITF Colina, Chile 60,000 Clay United States Quinn Gleason Chile Bárbara Gatica
Brazil Rebeca Pereira
6-0, 4-6, [10-7]
Win 11-6 Jan 2019 ITF Petit-Bourg, France
(Guadeloupe)
25,000 Hard United States Quinn Gleason Montenegro Vladica Babi?
Netherlands Rosalie van der Hoek
7-5, 6-4
Win 12-6 Mar 2019 ITF São Paulo, Brazil 25,000 Clay Brazil Paula Cristina Gonçalves Italy Martina Di Giuseppe
Brazil Thaisa Grana Pedretti
6-7(4), 6-0, [10-8]
Win 13-6 Mar 2019 ITF Curitiba, Brazil 25,000 Clay Brazil Paula Cristina Gonçalves Georgia (country) Ekaterine Gorgodze
Chile Daniela Seguel
6-7(3), 7-6(0), [10-2]
Loss 13-7 May 2019 ITF Cagnes-sur-Mer, France 80,000 Clay Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia Russia Anna Blinkova
Switzerland Xenia Knoll
6-4, 2-6, [12-14]
Win 14-7 Jun 2019 ITF Ilkley, Great Britain 100,000 Grass Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia Australia Ellen Perez
Australia Arina Rodionova
6-4, 6-7(5), [10-4]
Win 15-7 Nov 2019 ITF Colina, Chile 60,000 Clay United States Hayley Carter Kazakhstan Anna Danilina
Switzerland Conny Perrin
5-7, 6-3, [10-6]

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