Amanda Carreras

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Amanda Carreras
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Country (sports)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Flag of Gibraltar.svg  Gibraltar
Born (1990-05-16) 16 May 1990 (age 28)
Gibraltar
Turned pro2008
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$122,385
Singles
Career record345–224
Career titles10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 236 (24 April 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon Q1 (2013, 2015)
Doubles
Career record130–90
Career titles14 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 279 (24 April 2017)
Last updated on: 13 February 2019.

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

Gibraltar British Overseas Territory

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.

British people citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, British Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies, and their descendants

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 ball sport with racket and net

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.

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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. [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]

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.

Career

Junior career (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 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. [4]

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. [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 No. 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 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. [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 No. 423. [4]

ITF finals (24–22)

Singles (10–11)

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)
OutcomeNo.DateTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Runner-up1.26 May 2008 Tortosa, SpainClay Flag of Spain.svg Beatriz García Vidagany 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up2.16 June 2008 Alcobaça, PortugalHard Flag of Bulgaria.svg Elitsa Kostova 6–3, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up3.3 November 2008 El Menzah, TunisiaHard Flag of Italy.svg Federica Grazioso6–2, 6–7(5–7), 4–6
Winner1.11 May 2009 Antalya, TurkeyClay Flag of Spain.svg Garbiñe Muguruza 7–5, 7–5
Winner2.18 May 2009Antalya, TurkeyClay Flag of Sweden.svg Sandra Roma 7–6(9–7), 6–7(2–7), 6–4
Runner-up4.23 November 2009 La Vall d'Uixó, SpainClay Flag of France.svg Laura Thorpe 2–6, 2–6
Winner3.1 November 2010 La Marsa, TunisiaClay Flag of Italy.svg Erika Zanchetta7–6(7–4), 6–0
Winner4.21 May 2012 Getxo, SpainClay Flag of Spain.svg Yvonne Cavallé Reimers6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up5.17 September 2012 Madrid, SpainClay (i) Flag of Argentina.svg Tatiana Búa 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up6.29 October 2012 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaClay Flag of Brazil.svg Teliana Pereira 1–6, 2–6
Winner5.3 November 2014 Vinaròs, SpainClay Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Diana Šumová6–4, 6–1
Runner-up7.10 November 2014 Castellón, SpainClay Flag of Spain.svg Olga Sáez Larra 6–3, 1–6, 2–6
Winner6.15 February 2015 Palma Nova, SpainClay Flag of Spain.svg Olga Sáez Larra6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Winner7.22 February 2015Palma Nova, SpainClay Flag of Spain.svg Cristina Bucșa 7–5, 6–0
Runner-up8.26 April 2015 Cairo, EgyptClay Flag of Poland.svg Katarzyna Kawa 5–7, 1–6
Winner8.20 September 2015 Pula, ItalyClay Flag of Italy.svg Jessica Pieri6–4, 6–3
Winner9.15 November 2015 Benicarló, SpainClay Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Diana Šumová6–3, 6–2
Runner-up9.1 May 2016 Chiasso, SwitzerlandClay Flag of Bulgaria.svg Isabella Shinikova 3–6, 6–7(1–7)
Runner-up10.5 November 2016 Oslo, NorwayHard (i) Flag of Sweden.svg Jacqueline Cabaj Awad 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up11.20 November 2016Benicarló, SpainClay Flag of France.svg Jessika Ponchet 0–6, 6–7(6–8)
Winner10.24 November 2018 Solarino, ItalyCarpet Flag of Argentina.svg 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)
OutcomeNo.DateCategoryTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Runner-up1.12 May 2008$10,000 Badalona, SpainClay Flag of Spain.svg Maite Gabarrus Alonso Flag of Italy.svg Benedetta Davato
Flag of Italy.svg Lisa Sabino
6–2, 2–6, [8–10]
Winner1.11 May 2009$10,000 Antalya, TurkeyClay Flag of Italy.svg Valentina Sulpizio Flag of Belgium (civil).svg An-Sophie Mestach
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Sofie Oyen
4–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Winner2.18 May 2009$10,000Antalya, TurkeyClay Flag of Italy.svg Valentina Sulpizio Flag of Sweden.svg Julia Klackenberg
Flag of Sweden.svg Sandra Roma
6–0, 6–3
Runner-up2.3 August 2009$10,000 Vienna, AustriaClay Flag of Austria.svg Raphaela Zotta Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jana Jandová
Flag of Slovakia.svg Monika Kochanová
5–7, 7–5, [14–16]
Runner-up3.12 October 2009$10,000Antalya, TurkeyClay Flag of Italy.svg Valentine Confalonieri Flag of Turkey.svg Çağla Büyükakçay
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Albina Khabibulina
6–2, 5–7, [7–10]
Winner3.23 November 2009$10,000 La Vall d'Uixó, SpainClay Flag of Spain.svg Lara Arruabarrena Flag of Spain.svg Yera Campos Molina
Flag of Spain.svg Sandra Soler Sola
6–4, 3–6, [11–9]
Winner4.3 May 2010$25,000 Rio de Janeiro, BrazilClay Flag of Peru.svg Bianca Botto Flag of Bolivia.svg María Fernanda Álvarez Terán
Flag of Slovenia.svg Andreja Klepač
3–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Winner5.1 November 2010$10,000 La Marsa, TunisiaClay Flag of Spain.svg Sheila Solsona Carcasona Flag of Mexico.svg Ximena Hermoso
Flag of Mexico.svg Ivette López
6–4, 7–5
Winner6.22 November 2010$10,000La Vall d'Uixó, SpainClay Flag of Venezuela.svg Andrea Gámiz Flag of Spain.svg Lara Arruabarrena
Flag of Italy.svg Benedetta Davato
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Winner7.13 June 2011$10,000 Montemor-o-Novo, PortugalHard Flag of Venezuela.svg Andrea Gámiz Flag of Mexico.svg Ximena Hermoso
Flag of Mexico.svg Ivette López
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up4.8 August 2011$10,000 Gijón, SpainHard Flag of Venezuela.svg Andrea Gámiz Flag of Ireland.svg Amy Bowtell
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lucy Brown
w/o
Runner-up5.18 November 2011$10,000 Vinaròs, SpainClay Flag of Spain.svg Carolina Prats Millán Flag of Italy.svg Anastasia Grymalska
Flag of Russia.svg Evgeniya Pashkova
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up6.28 April 2012$10,000 Vic, SpainClay Flag of Mexico.svg Ximena Hermoso Flag of Russia.svg Evgeniya Pashkova
Flag of Bulgaria.svg Isabella Shinikova
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up7.11 October 2013$25,000 Sant Cugat del Vallès, SpainClay Flag of Spain.svg Lara Arruabarrena Flag of Argentina.svg Tatiana Búa
Flag of Venezuela.svg Andrea Gámiz
6–4, 2–6, [7–10]
Winner8.14 February 2015$10,000 Palma Nova, SpainClay Flag of Italy.svg Alice Savoretti Flag of Romania.svg Irina Maria Bara
Flag of Hungary.svg Ágnes Bukta
6–4, 6–1
Winner9.24 July 2015$10,000 Viserba, ItalyClay Flag of Italy.svg Alice Savoretti Flag of Italy.svg Martina Di Giuseppe
Flag of Italy.svg Giorgia Marchetti
6–3, 3–6, [10–3]
Winner10.2 October 2015$10,000La Vall d'Uixó, SpainClay Flag of Italy.svg Alice Savoretti Flag of Spain.svg María Cañero Pérez
Flag of Spain.svg María Gutiérrez Carrasco
6–1, 6–2
Winner11.13 November 2015$10,000 Benicarló, SpainClay Flag of Italy.svg Alice Savoretti Flag of Ukraine.svg Oleksandra Korashvili
Flag of Romania.svg Ioana Loredana Roșca
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up8.20 February 2016$10,000Palma Nova, SpainClay Flag of Italy.svg Alice Savoretti Flag of Russia.svg Valeria Savinykh
Flag of Ukraine.svg Alyona Sotnikova
6–2, 4–6, [6–10]
Runner-up9.26 March 2016$10,000 Heraklion, GreeceHard Flag of Italy.svg Alice Savoretti Flag of Russia.svg Aleksandra Pospelova
Flag of Russia.svg Alina Silich
2–6, 2–6
Winner12.20 May 2016$25,000 Caserta, ItalyClay Flag of Italy.svg Alice Savoretti Flag of Ukraine.svg Oleksandra Korashvili
Flag of Russia.svg Maria Marfutina
6–7(9–11), 7–6(7–5), [10–6]
Winner13.24 June 2016$10,000 Nieuwpoort, BelgiumClay Flag of Italy.svg Alice Savoretti Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Steffi Distelmans
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Quirine Lemoine
6–2, 6–7(4–7), [10–8]
Runner-up10.1 July 2016$25,000 Denain, FranceClay Flag of Italy.svg Alice Savoretti Flag of Slovakia.svg Michaela Hončová
Flag of France.svg Shérazad Reix
1–6, 3–6
Winner14.18 November 2016$10,000Benicarló, SpainClay Flag of Ecuador.svg Charlotte Römer Flag of Ukraine.svg Oleksandra Korashvili
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Isabelle Wallace
5–7, 6–3, [10–7]
Runner-up11.14 April 2017$25,000 Pelham, United StatesClay Flag of Croatia.svg Tena Lukas Flag of the United States.svg Emina Bektas
Flag of the United States.svg Sanaz Marand
w/o

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References

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  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. 1 2 3 4 Amanda Carreras at the International Tennis Federation