Neuza Silva
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Neuza Silva

Neuza Silva
Country (sports) Portugal
ResidenceLisbon, Portugal
Born (1983-05-04) 4 May 1983 (age 36)
Setúbal, Portugal
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro1999
Retired2010
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$172,509
Singles
Career record226-145 (61%)
Career titles12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 133 (6 July 2009)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2009)
French OpenQ2 (2009)
Wimbledon1R (2009)
US OpenQ3 (2008)
Doubles
Career record145-85 (63%)
Career titles18 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 185 (6 July 2008)

Neuza Silva (born 4 May 1983) is a retired Portuguese tennis player. Her career-high singles ranking is world number 133, reached on 6 July 2009;, on 6 July 2008, she peaked at number 185 in the doubles rankings. Silva regularly competed for the Portugal Fed Cup team with a total win-loss record of 16-6.

Career

Silva debuted in the ITF Women's Circuit in Vila do Conde with a first-round loss. Her first high-level match came in 2002 at the Estoril Open, followed soon by her first presence in the Fed Cup. Both matches resulted in defeat.

Her greatest moment came at home at the 2004 Estoril Open when she defeated Julia Schruff, the previous year finalist, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6, to become the first Portuguese female player to win a singles match at the tournament. She would then lose to fourth seed Denisa Chládková in straight sets.

The year 2009 proved to be a breakthrough year for Silva. In February, she entered her first tour event outside of Portugal in Pattaya and reached the second round, defeating Jessica Moore 6-2, 6-1 before losing in two sets to home player and sixth seed Tamarine Tanasugarn.

In May, at Estoril, she played first seed Iveta Bene?ová in the first round, losing in three sets. In doubles, with Alexandra Dulgheru, she reached the quarterfinals.

On 18 June 2009, Silva qualified for her first Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon, where she lost to second seed Serena Williams, 1-6, 5-7 in the first round.

Her next WTA Tour event was the Tashkent Open in September, where she lost in the first round to eighth seed Galina Voskoboeva.

2010 was an injured filled year for Silva, who missed most of the season. Her last match came in June during the Wimbledon Championships qualifying tournament where she lost in the first round to Michaëlla Krajicek, 1-6, 3-6.

Citing constant pain in both of her knees, Silva retired on 12 September 2010.

ITF Circuit finals

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

Singles (12-8)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 13 June 2004 Alcobaça, Portugal Hard Spain Lucía Jiménez 7-5, 5-7, 6-1
Winner 2. 24 October 2004 Évora, Portugal Hard Germany Laura Zelder 6-1, 2-6, ret.
Runner-up 1. 18 June 2006 Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal Hard China Han Xinyun 2-6, 6-2, 5-7
Winner 3. 25 June 2006 Alcobaça, Portugal Hard China Han Xinyun 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
Winner 4. 27 August 2006 Vlaardingen, Netherlands Clay Netherlands Pauline Wong 6-1, 6-2
Winner 5. 17 September 2006 Lleida, Spain Clay Spain Paula Fondevila Castro 5-7, 6-2, 7-6(7-2)
Runner-up 2. 25 November 2006 Ramat Hasharon, ?srael Hard Netherlands Nicole Thyssen 2-6, 4-6
Winner 6. 26 February 2007 Portimão, Portugal Hard France Irena Pavlovic 7-6(7-2), 6-4
Runner-up 3. 25 March 2007 Athens, Greece Hard Serbia Ana Jovanovi? 3-6, 6-4, 3-6
Runner-up 4. 25 May 2007 Fuerteventura, Spain Carpet Netherlands Nicole Thyssen 2-6, 4-6
Winner 7. 1 June 2007 Braga, Portugal Clay France Stéphanie Vongsouthi 6-1, 6-4
Runner-up 5. 15 July 2007 Felixstowe, Great Britain Grass Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská 2-6, 4-6
Winner 8. 29 July 2007 A Coruña, Spain Hard New Zealand Marina Erakovic 0-6, 7-5, 6-3
Runner-up 6. 11 August 2007 Coimbra, Portugal Hard France Olivia Sanchez 6-7(8-10), 1-6
Winner 9. 27 January 2008 Kaarst, Germany Carpet (i) Netherlands Renée Reinhard 6-3, 6-1
Winner 10. 13 July 2008 Felixstowe, Great Britain Grass United Kingdom Sarah Borwell 6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 7. 26 July 2008 A Coruña, Spain Hard Greece Anna Gerasimou 2-6, 7-6(7-5), 3-6
Winner 11. 3 August 2008 Vigo, Spain Hard Spain Silvia Soler Espinosa 6-3, 6-1
Winner 12. 11 July 2009 A Coruña, Spain Hard Serbia Vesna Dolonc 6-3, 6-1
Runner-up 8. 21 March 2010 St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i) Russia Alexandra Panova 1-6, 5-7

Doubles (18-10)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 23 June 2002 Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal Hard Portugal Carlota Santos Italy Alberta Brianti
Portugal Frederica Piedade
6-4, 6-2
Runner-up 1. 14 July 2002 Getxo, Spain Clay Ukraine Irena Nossenko Spain Marta Fraga
Spain Maria José Sánchez Alayeto
3-6, 4-6
Winner 2. 4 August 2002 Pontevedra, Spain Hard Portugal Frederica Piedade Italy Alberta Brianti
Turkey ?pek ?eno?lu
6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Winner 3. 29 September 2002 Lleida, Spain Clay Portugal Frederica Piedade Germany Caroline Ann Basu
Switzerland Aliénor Tricerri
6-7(5-7), 6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 2. 13 October 2002 Catania, Italy Clay Austria Susanne Filipp France Kildine Chevalier
New Zealand Shelley Stephens
2-6, 2-6
Winner 4. 25 May 2003 Almeria, Spain Hard Turkey ?pek ?eno?lu Colombia Romy Farah
Spain Astrid Waernes
7-5, 5-7, 6-3
Winner 5. 3 August 2003 Pontevedra, Spain Hard Spain Gabriela Velasco Andreu Ukraine Veronika Litvinskaya
Russia Elena Poliakova
6-0, 6-1
Runner-up 3. 30 August 2003 Coimbra, Portugal Hard United Kingdom Hannah Collin New Zealand Paula Marama
Israel Danielle Steinberg
4-6, 6-7
Runner-up 4. 18 October 2003 Carcavelos, Portugal Clay Colombia Romy Farah Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
France Céline Beigbeder
2-6, 0-1 ret.
Winner 6. 16 May 2004 Monzón, Spain Hard Brazil Larissa Carvalho Brazil Joana Cortez
Brazil Marina Tavares
6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 5. 13 September 2004 Lleida, Spain Clay France Kildine Chevalier Italy Elena Vianello
Italy Elisa Villa
5-7, 5-7
Winner 7. 28 August 2005 Amarante, Portugal Hard Brazil Joana Cortez Argentina Flavia Mignola
Spain Gabriela Velasco Andreu
6-2, 6-3
Winner 8. 9 October 2005 Bolton, Great Britain Hard (i) Austria Daniela Kix Czech Republic Veronika Chvojková
United Kingdom Claire Peterzan
6-0, 6-2
Runner-up 6. 17 June 2006 Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal Hard Norway Karoline Steiro Greece Anna Koumantou
Turkey Pemra Özgen
w/o
Runner-up 7. 12 August 2006 Coimbra, Portugal Hard Brazil Joana Cortez Argentina María José Argeri
Brazil Letícia Sobral
6-7, 6-7
Winner 9. 18 November 2006 Mallorca, Spain Clay Spain Nuria Sánchez García Slovenia Anja Prislan
Germany Laura Siegemund
6-3, 6-1
Winner 10. 27 January 2007 Hull, Great Britain Hard (i) France Claire de Gubernatis United Kingdom Danielle Brown
United Kingdom Elizabeth Thomas
6-7(2-7), 7-5, 6-4
Winner 11. 25 February 2007 Portimão, Portugal Hard Netherlands Nicole Thyssen United States Jessica Lehnhoff
United States Robin Stephenson
6-4, 6-2
Winner 12. 24 March 2007 Athens, Greece Hard Netherlands Nicole Thyssen Greece Anna Koumantou
Turkey Pemra Özgen
6-2, 6-4
Winner 13. 24 May 2007 Fuerteventura, Spain Carpet Netherlands Nicole Thyssen Colombia Mariana Duque Marino
Brazil Roxane Vaisemberg
6-1, 6-2
Runner-up 8. 9 June 2007 Madrid, Spain Clay Russia Nina Bratchikova Argentina Jorgelina Cravero
Argentina Betina Jozami
4-6, 4-6
Winner 14. 7 July 2007 Mont-de-Marsan, France Clay Russia Nina Bratchikova Brazil Joana Cortez
Brazil Teliana Pereira
6-3, 7-6(7-3)
Winner 15. 10 August 2007 Coimbra, Portugal Hard Hungary Kira Nagy Poland Magdalena Kiszczy?ska
Belgium Yanina Wickmayer
6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Runner-up 9. 2 December 2007 Sintra, Portugal Clay (i) Brazil Roxane Vaisemberg Belgium Caroline Maes
Serbia Teodora Mir?i?
4-6, 1-6
Runner-up 10. 9 February 2008 Vale do Lobo, Portugal Hard Netherlands Danielle Harmsen Ukraine Kateryna Herth
Russia Nina Bratchikova
4-6, 3-6
Winner 16. 5 July 2008 Mont-de-Marsan, France Clay Turkey ?pek ?eno?lu Austria Melanie Klaffner
Portugal Frederica Piedade
6-4, 6-2
Winner 17. 25 July 2008 A Coruña, Spain Hard Netherlands Nicole Thyssen Colombia Karen Emilia Castiblanco Duarte
Colombia Paula Zabala
6-2, 6-2
Winner 18. 2 August 2008 Vigo, Spain Hard Netherlands Nicole Thyssen Russia Nina Bratchikova
Portugal Frederica Piedade
6-2, 6-4

Singles 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.
Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Career
SR
Career
W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A LQ LQ LQ 0 / 0 0-0
French Open A A A A A A LQ LQ A 0 / 0 0-0
Wimbledon A A A A A A LQ 1R LQ 0 / 1 0-1
US Open A A A A A A LQ LQ A 0 / 0 0-0
SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 N/A
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 N/A 0-1
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai Not Tier I LQ A 0 / 0 0-0
SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 N/A
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 N/A 0-0
Premier tournaments
Moscow A A A A A A A LQ A 0 / 0 0-0
SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 N/A
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 N/A 0-0
SR 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 8 N/A
Win-Loss 0-1 0-0 1-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 1-3 0-0 N/A 2-8
Career statistics
Tournaments played 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 4 0 Career total: 9
Finals reached 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 0
Tournaments won 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 0
Statistics by surface
Hardcourt win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-0 0-0 3-1 0-0 N/A 7-1
Clay win-loss 0-2 0-0 1-1 2-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 1-2 0-0 N/A 4-8
Grass win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 N/A 0-1
Carpet win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-0 N/A 0-2
Overall win-loss 0-2 0-0 1-1 2-1 0-0 4-1 0-3 4-4 0-0 N/A 11-12
Win (%) 0% 0% 50% 67% 0% 80% 0% 50% 0% Career Win (%): 48%
Year-end ranking 710 732 421 468 495 204 162 170 434 N/A N/A
  • Fed Cup matches are included in the statistics. Walkovers are neither official wins nor official losses.

Fed Cup

Silva played for the Portugal Fed Cup team from 2002 to 2009. Her singles record is 9-6 and her doubles record is 9-3 (18-9 overall).

Participations (27)

Singles (15)

Edition Round Date Against Surface Opponent W-L Result
2002 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Group I
RR 24 April 2002 Bulgaria Bulgaria Clay Bulgaria Desislava Topalova Lose 6-7(4-7), 1-6
2005 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Group III
RR 26 April 2005 Moldova Moldova Clay Moldova Ina Sireteanu Win 6-1, 6-1
GIII Play-offs 28 April 2005 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Selma Babic Win 6-3, 6-0
2007 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Group II
RR 17-19 April 2007 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Hard Bosnia and Herzegovina Dijana Stojic Win 6-3, 6-3
Georgia (country) Georgia Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova Win 7-5, 6-4
Norway Norway Norway Karoline Steiro Win 6-2, 6-1
GII Play-offs 20 April 2007 Greece Greece Hard Greece Asimina Kaplani Win 6-2, 6-1
2008 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Group I
RR 30 January-3 February 2008 Bulgaria Bulgaria Carpet Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova Lose 1-6, 0-6
Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Arantxa Rus Lose 5-7, 4-6
2009 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Group II
RR 22-24 April 2009 Morocco Morocco Hard Morocco Nadia Lalami Win 6-1, 6-0
Latvia Latvia Latvia Irina Kuzmina Win 6-2, 6-1
GII Play-offs 25 April 2009 South Africa South Africa Hard South Africa Lizaan du Plessis Win 6-2, 6-3
2010 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Group I
RR 4-5 February 2010 Croatia Croatia Hard Croatia Ajla Tomljanovi? Lose 6-7(6-8), 4-6
Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland Amra Sadikovi? Lose 4-6, 1-6
GI Play-offs 6 February 2010 Bulgaria Bulgaria Hard Bulgaria Dia Evtimova Lose 1-6, 1-6

Doubles (12)

Edition Round Date Partnering Against Surface Opponents W-L Result
2002 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Group I
RR 26 April 2002 Portugal Angela Cardoso Georgia (country) Georgia Clay Georgia (country) Margalita Chakhnashvili
Georgia (country) Salome Devidze
Lose 4-6, 3-6
2003 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Group II
RR 29 April-1 May 2003 Portugal Ana Catarina Nogueira Norway Norway Clay Norway Karoline Borgersen
Norway Ina Sartz
Win 6-0, 6-2
Portugal Frederica Piedade Turkey Turkey Turkey Pemra Özgen
Turkey ?pek ?eno?lu
Win 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
2005 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Group III
RR 29 April 2005 Portugal Ana Catarina Nogueira Kenya Kenya Clay Kenya Caroline Oduor
Kenya Tamara Orwa
Win 6-0, 6-0
GIII Play-offs 30 April 2005 Portugal Ana Catarina Nogueira Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Selma Babic
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sanja Racic
Win 6-1, 6-3
2006 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Group II
RR 26-28 April 2006 Portugal Ana Catarina Nogueira Poland Poland Clay Poland Klaudia Jans
Poland Alicja Rosolska
Lose 2-6, 2-6
Portugal Ana Catarina Nogueira Latvia Latvia Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
Latvia Alise Vaidere
Win 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Portugal Ana Catarina Nogueira Greece Greece Greece Anna Gerasimou
Greece Anna Koumantou
Win 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
2009 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Group II
RR 22-24 April 2009 Portugal Frederica Piedade Morocco Morocco Hard Morocco Fatima El Allami
Morocco Nadia Lalami
Win 6-0, 6-1
Portugal Frederica Piedade Latvia Latvia Latvia L?ga Dekmeijere
Latvia Anastasija Sevastova
Lose 1-6, 1-6
2010 Fed Cup
Europe/Africa Group I
RR 4-5 February 2010 Portugal Michelle Larcher de Brito Croatia Croatia Hard Croatia Jelena Kostani? To?i?
Croatia Silvia Njiri?
Win 7-5, 6-4
Portugal Maria João Koehler Romania Romania Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Romania Ioana Raluca Olaru
Win 7-5, 7-5

See also

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