Luisa Stefani and Gabriela Dabrowski head to WTA 1000 in Madrid – Campo Grande News

Double return to the court next week (Pascal Ratthé / Tennis Canada)

Sao Paulo-SP) – Luisa Stefani, world number 27, and the Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski, 7th in the ranking, were defeated, this Thursday (20), in the quarterfinals of the WTA 500 in Stuttgart, Germany, an indoor clay court competition with a $780,000 reward. They fell to the duo made up of Chilean Alexa Guarachi and New Zealander Erin Routliffe by 2 sets to 0, with partials of 7/5 and 7/6 (7-4) and now surrender this Saturday (22 ) at the WTA 1000 in Madrid, Spain, which kicks off mid-next week.

Too bad yesterday. They played better than us. And now he’s gone to Spain to prepare for Madrid“, said Luisa de São Paulo, sponsored by Fila and Faros Invest, XP COB ambassador and who has the support of Liga Tênis 10 and Bolsa Atleta.

Make the story of his career – Luisa Stefani, 25, started playing tennis at the age of 10, at B.Sports, in the neighborhood of Perdizes, in São Paulo (SP), where she was born. He played in the main draws of all four junior Grand Slams and made it to the US Open junior doubles semi-finals in 2015, when he reached No. 10 in the youth world rankings. He went to the United States to study and play tennis. On the college circuit, he played for Pepperdine University in California. Between 2015 and 2018, still on the American university circuit, he devoted himself in part to the ITF professional circuit. He chose to drop out of college to fully compete on the professional circuit from mid-2018.

He rose to prominence in professional doubles and started reaping results in 2019, winning a WTA title in Tashkent. In 2020, he won the WTA 125 from Newport Beach and celebrated the WTA title from Lexington. She finished the year ranked 33rd in the world, the first Brazilian in the top 40 in more than three decades. In 2021, she went to the WTA 500 finals in Abu Dhabi, reaching the top 30 – the first Brazilian tennis player since 1976. And the WTA 1000 runner-up in Miami moved her up to 25th position – then the best by a Brazilian since the creation of the WTA rankings in 1975.

At the Tokyo Games, he won the unprecedented Olympic bronze medal for Brazil alongside Laura Pigossi. He continued his progression in the rankings and reached ninth place at the start of 2022. On his return to the circuit, after knee surgery, he won three titles at the end of the 2022 season: WTA 250 in Chennai, India, WTA 1000 in Guadalajara, Mexico, and WTA 125 in Montevideo, Uruguay, back in the Top 50 of the WTA rankings. He started 2023 with the WTA 500 titles in Adelaide, Australia, mixed doubles at the Australian Open and the WTA 500 Abu Dhabi.

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