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MONICA PUIG

Puerto Rico

Road to Singapore

33rd

SINGLES

D.O.B.
Sep 27
1993
Height
5' 7"
1.70 m
Weight
140 lbs.
64 kg
Plays
Right-handed
two-handed backhand
Status
Pro
September 2010
Personal
Coach is Juan Todero ... Parents are Jose and Astrid; older brother is Ricky (works in the aeronautical industry as an engineer) ... Introduced to tennis by mother; first tennis memory is playing in a clinic at a country club ... Favorite surface is hardcourts ... Speaks fluent Spanish and English ... Best tennis memories are winning first WTA title at Strasbourg in 2014, as well as winning inaugural WTA Rising Stars Invitational in Singapore at the end of the year, reaching third round round at 2013 French Open and fourth round at 2013 Wimbledon ... Also enjoys going to the beach, relaxing at home, spending time with family and her dogs, reading and creative writing.
Career Highlights
SINGLES
Winner (2): 2016 - Olympics; 2014 - Strasbourg. Finalist (1): 2016 - Sydney.
ADDITIONAL
Puerto Rican Fed Cup Team, 2008-10, 2012, 2014, 2016; Puerto Rican Olympic team, 2016.
Career Review
2015 - Third straight Top 100 season (finishing No.92); SF at Pattaya City (l. to Tomljanovic); QF twice at Acapulco (l. to Karatantcheva 26 76(7) 64; held 3mp in second set - 2mp at 6-5 and 1mp at 7-6 in tie-break) and Bogot ; reached 2r eight times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r 12 times (incl. other three majors and Monterrey - l. to Hantuchova 76(1) 36 75; held 4mp in third set, 1mp at 5-3 and 3mp at 5-4) and in qualifying four times.

2014 - Another Top 100 season (finishing No.60); won one WTA title at Strasbourg (d. Soler-Espinosa in final - was first Puerto Rican ever to win a WTA title); set career-high No.41 afterwards on May 26; QF twice at Monterrey and Guangzhou; reached 2r seven times (incl. Australian Open, US Open and Birmingham - l. to Date-Krumm 26 64 76(7); held 1mp at 7-6 in third set tie-break); fell 1r nine times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying four times.

2013 - First Top 100 season (finishing No.55); QF twice at Oeiras and Guangzhou; reached 4r once (Wimbledon), 3r once (Roland Garros) and 2r four times; fell 1r seven times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying five times (incl. Australian Open); made Top 100 debut on May 6 (after Oeiras; rose from No.102 to No.95) and Top 50 debut on July 8 (after Wimbledon; rose from No.65 to No.49).

2012 - Fell 1r twice and in qualifying six times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2011 - Played first WTA main draw at Charleston, falling 1r (as qualifier); fell in qualifying once; won three singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2010 - Played first WTA qualifying at Ponte Vedra Beach; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2009 - Played first event of career at ITF/Bayamon-PUR.
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