Carreras at the 2015 Wimbledon
|Born||16 May 1990|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career titles||10 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 236 (24 April 2017)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Wimbledon||Q1 (2013, 2015)|
|Career titles||14 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 279 (24 April 2017)|
|Last updated on: 13 February 2019.|
Amanda Carreras (born 16 May 1990 in Gibraltar) is a British tennis player.
Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. It has an area of 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi) and is bordered to the north by Spain. The landscape is dominated by the Rock of Gibraltar at the foot of which is a densely populated town area, home to over 30,000 people, primarily Gibraltarians.
The British people, or the Britons, are the citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the British Overseas Territories, and the Crown dependencies. British nationality law governs modern British citizenship and nationality, which can be acquired, for instance, by descent from British nationals. When used in a historical context, "British" or "Britons" can refer to the Celtic Britons, the indigenous inhabitants of Great Britain and Brittany, whose surviving members are the modern Welsh people, Cornish people, and Bretons. It may also refer to citizens of the former British Empire.
Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to maneuver the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will.
Carreras has won 10 singles and 14 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 24 April 2017, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 236, and peaked at No. 279 in the doubles rankings.
The ITF Women's Circuit is a series of professional tennis tournaments run by the International Tennis Federation for female professional tennis players.
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.
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.
The Olympic flame is a symbol used in the Olympic movement. Several months before the Olympic Games, the Olympic flame is lit at Olympia, Greece. This ceremony starts the Olympic torch relay, which formally ends with the lighting of the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. The flame then continues to burn in the cauldron for the duration of the Games, until it is extinguished during the Olympic closing ceremony.
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).
Carreras first competed on senior events 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.
She continued competing on the ITF Women's Circuit 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 No. 873.
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 No. 591.
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 event. Carreras continued competing on the ITF circuit without any notable result 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.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 No. 423.
|Runner-up||1.||26 May 2008||Tortosa, Spain||Clay||2–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||2.||16 June 2008||Alcobaça, Portugal||Hard||6–3, 2–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||3.||3 November 2008||El Menzah, Tunisia||Hard||6–2, 6–7(5–7), 4–6|
|Winner||1.||11 May 2009||Antalya, Turkey||Clay||7–5, 7–5|
|Winner||2.||18 May 2009||Antalya, Turkey||Clay||7–6(9–7), 6–7(2–7), 6–4|
|Runner-up||4.||23 November 2009||La Vall d'Uixó, Spain||Clay||2–6, 2–6|
|Winner||3.||1 November 2010||La Marsa, Tunisia||Clay||7–6(7–4), 6–0|
|Winner||4.||21 May 2012||Getxo, Spain||Clay||6–3, 4–6, 6–4|
|Runner-up||5.||17 September 2012||Madrid, Spain||Clay (i)||3–6, 5–7|
|Runner-up||6.||29 October 2012||Buenos Aires, Argentina||Clay||1–6, 2–6|
|Winner||5.||3 November 2014||Vinaròs, Spain||Clay||6–4, 6–1|
|Runner-up||7.||10 November 2014||Castellón, Spain||Clay||6–3, 1–6, 2–6|
|Winner||6.||15 February 2015||Palma Nova, Spain||Clay||6–4, 7–6(7–3)|
|Winner||7.||22 February 2015||Palma Nova, Spain||Clay||7–5, 6–0|
|Runner-up||8.||26 April 2015||Cairo, Egypt||Clay||5–7, 1–6|
|Winner||8.||20 September 2015||Pula, Italy||Clay||6–4, 6–3|
|Winner||9.||15 November 2015||Benicarló, Spain||Clay||6–3, 6–2|
|Runner-up||9.||1 May 2016||Chiasso, Switzerland||Clay||3–6, 6–7(1–7)|
|Runner-up||10.||5 November 2016||Oslo, Norway||Hard (i)||3–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||11.||20 November 2016||Benicarló, Spain||Clay||0–6, 6–7(6–8)|
|Winner||10.||24 November 2018||Solarino, Italy||Carpet||6–4, 3–6, 7–5|
|Runner-up||1.||12 May 2008||$10,000||Badalona, Spain||Clay||6–2, 2–6, [8–10]|
|Winner||1.||11 May 2009||$10,000||Antalya, Turkey||Clay||4–6, 6–3, [10–4]|
|Winner||2.||18 May 2009||$10,000||Antalya, Turkey||Clay||6–0, 6–3|
|Runner-up||2.||3 August 2009||$10,000||Vienna, Austria||Clay||5–7, 7–5, [14–16]|
|Runner-up||3.||12 October 2009||$10,000||Antalya, Turkey||Clay||6–2, 5–7, [7–10]|
|Winner||3.||23 November 2009||$10,000||La Vall d'Uixó, Spain||Clay||6–4, 3–6, [11–9]|
|Winner||4.||3 May 2010||$25,000||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Clay||3–6, 6–4, [10–8]|
|Winner||5.||1 November 2010||$10,000||La Marsa, Tunisia||Clay||6–4, 7–5|
|Winner||6.||22 November 2010||$10,000||La Vall d'Uixó, Spain||Clay||7–6(7–5), 6–3|
|Winner||7.||13 June 2011||$10,000||Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal||Hard||6–3, 6–4|
|Runner-up||4.||8 August 2011||$10,000||Gijón, Spain||Hard||w/o|
|Runner-up||5.||18 November 2011||$10,000||Vinaròs, Spain||Clay||3–6, 1–6|
|Runner-up||6.||28 April 2012||$10,000||Vic, Spain||Clay||1–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||7.||11 October 2013||$25,000||Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain||Clay||6–4, 2–6, [7–10]|
|Winner||8.||14 February 2015||$10,000||Palma Nova, Spain||Clay||6–4, 6–1|
|Winner||9.||24 July 2015||$10,000||Viserba, Italy||Clay||6–3, 3–6, [10–3]|
|Winner||10.||2 October 2015||$10,000||La Vall d'Uixó, Spain||Clay||6–1, 6–2|
|Winner||11.||13 November 2015||$10,000||Benicarló, Spain||Clay||6–3, 6–2|
|Runner-up||8.||20 February 2016||$10,000||Palma Nova, Spain||Clay||6–2, 4–6, [6–10]|
|Runner-up||9.||26 March 2016||$10,000||Heraklion, Greece||Hard||2–6, 2–6|
|Winner||12.||20 May 2016||$25,000||Caserta, Italy||Clay||6–7(9–11), 7–6(7–5), [10–6]|
|Winner||13.||24 June 2016||$10,000||Nieuwpoort, Belgium||Clay||6–2, 6–7(4–7), [10–8]|
|Runner-up||10.||1 July 2016||$25,000||Denain, France||Clay||1–6, 3–6|
|Winner||14.||18 November 2016||$10,000||Benicarló, Spain||Clay||5–7, 6–3, [10–7]|
|Runner-up||11.||14 April 2017||$25,000||Pelham, United States||Clay||w/o|
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