They are few but talented. Here we show you the best Latinas on the WTA.
These are the best Latinas on the WTA. Photos: IG-nadiapodoroska, IG-_camilaosorio_, IG-biahaddadmaia
LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño
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With the twilight of the Williams sisters' careers, few female tennis stars are in the popular imagination. Even more so in the case of Latin America, where women who reach this level are scarce. It is for this reason that we want to talk a little about the best Latinas in the WTA, to give them a little more recognition and highlight their achievements.
(The rankings in this article are current as of September 28, 2021, and are subject to change.)
Nadia Podoroska- 36 in the world
This 24-year-old Argentinian is the highest-rated Latina tennis player in the world. With a career record of 294/165, Podoroska has won 14 ITF singles titles. As for Grand Slams, her best result came in 2020, when she was a semi-finalist at Roland Garros. Her current ranking is the highest she has had in her entire career.
María Camila Osorio- 70 in the world
This Colombian born in Cúcuta is the sensation of the moment in Colombian tennis. At just 19 years old, she already won her first WTA title by winning the Claro Copa Colsanitas 2021. It is worth noting that she has only competed as a professional since 2016. María Camila has a career record of 114/55 and her best performance in a Grand Slam was at Wimbledon 2021, where she reached the third round of the tournament.
¡María Camila Osorio ingresará al grupo de las 100 mejores tenistas del mundo en el ránking #WTA!— Comité Olímpico COL (@OlimpicoCol) May 21, 2021
@CamiOsorioTenis derrotó a la bielorrusa Aliaksandra Sasnovich (6-4 y 6-2) y avanzó a la semifinal del WTA 250 de Belgrado (Serbia )
: @WTA #SerbiaLadiesOpen pic.twitter.com/gUDWWBOVJ9
Beatriz Haddad Maia- 116 in the world
The difference between the second woman and the third woman on this list shows how difficult it is to compete at this level, as well as the shortage of Latinas who manage to reach it. Haddad Maia is originally from Brazil, Sao Paulo, and the best position she has managed to reach in the rankings since she started her career in 2010 was 58. With a record of 331/163, Maia has captured 17 ITF titles.
Seúl | La brasileña de 21 años Beatriz Haddad Maia derrotó a Sara Sorribes por 6-4,6-4 y se metió a semifinales. pic.twitter.com/VNXgURhhdO— Drive Cruzado (@DriveCruzado) September 22, 2017
Renata Zarazua-117 in the world
At 23 years old, this Mexican has been a professional tennis player since 2015. Her career record is 232/173 and she has won two ITF individual titles in her years as a professional. Renata has only participated in one Grand Slam, the 2020 Roland Garros, where she was eliminated in the second round.
Estupenda imagen. La mexicana Renata Zarazua venció a Sloane Stephens, quién era la sembrada número uno del torneo.— Ciro Procuna (@cprocuna) February 26, 2020
Avanzó a segunda ronda del @AbiertoTelcel ante la emoción de su gente. ¡Felicidades! #AMTxESPN
Daniela Seguel- 221 in the world
The 28-year-old Chilean has been a professional since 2010. Her career record is 350/237 and she has accumulated 16 ITF titles. Due to physical problems, since 2018, her career went into decline, reaching number 162 in the world.
Comenzó con todo!! Daniela Seguel se quedó con el primer set por un contundente 6-0 ante Romina Ccuno y Chile se acerca al triunfo en esta serie ante Perú en la Zona I Americana de la Fed Cup. Vamos Pantera!! #ChileCompite@MindepChile@Ftch_oficial pic.twitter.com/9VjW5PZQeg— #ChileCompite (@INDChileOficial) February 5, 2020