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Tennis: Amanda Carreras Gibraltar's young tennis prodigy

Amanda has stepped into the shoes of being one of the most successful tennis players ever to emerge from Gibraltar. Her rapid progress through the tennis world has produced some truly remarkable achievements. The fact that she is still young means that the number of achievments is not at its zenith.

Below is a player profile of Amanda providing us with an insight into her successes to date. Quite a feat considering she took up the sport at the relatively late age of 9:

Date Of Birth: 16th May 1990
Nationality: British National Rating: 3.1 UK Ratings
Age Started Playing: 9 years Racket Used: Wilson Hammer Tour
Highest ETA Ranking: 86 – 2005 Tennis Idol: Andy Roddick
Highest ITF Ranking: 548- 2005 Biggest Influence: Parents

Amanda is a highly ambitious and determined young lady who, though a late tennis starter has developed very consistently during the last 5 years. Her biggest assets are her speed and work endurance. Amanda is also a very keen athlete having participated to a very high standard in Athletic junior Competitions throughout the UK. Amanda currently resides (since September 2005) in the Sergi Bruguera Academy in Barcelona, Spain where she combines a gruelling 12-hour a day tennis and fitness schedule with education. She has now started competing in the WTA Ladies Professional Circuit. Tennis Giants Wilson who provides her with all her tennis equipment and clothing currently sponsors Amanda. She aims to make a living out of the sport she loves and to become a World Top 10 Tennis Player.

Career highlights to date
2002: Competition Venue Event Stage

ARIBA Cup Martinique Singles Winner
Cariba Cup Martinique Doubles Winner


Scottish Inter ETA Edinburgh Singles S/F
Scottish Inter ETA Edinburgh Doubles Winner
Solihull Inter ETA Birmingham Singles S/F
Solihull Inter ETA Birmingham Doubles Winner
Olympia Cup ETA Denmark Singles S/F
GLTK Chps ETA Sweden Singles S/F
Bournemouth Open Bournemouth 14 Singles Winner
Bournemouth Open Bournemouth 16 Singles Winner
UK Nationals Bournemouth 16 Singles Q/F
Alhourin Open Malaga, Spain 14 Singles Winner
Alhourin Open Malaga, Spain 16 Singles Runner Up
Gran Prix Finals La Manga, Spain 14 Singles Winner
Denmark ITF Denmark Singles Q/F


Latvia ITF Latvia Doubles S/F
Maidenhead Open Maidenhead UK 16 Singles Winner
St Albans Open St Albans UK 16 Singles Winner
Helsingborg ETA Sweden 14 Singles S/F
Small Island Games Gibraltar Singles S/F
Grand Prix Finals La Manga, Spain 16 singles Winner

Other Sporting Achievements

1. Represented Great Britain at the Karoro Cup U14 held in Croatia (August 2004).
2. Represented Oxfordshire in the National Junior Cross Country Finals (March 2003).
3. Oxfordshire Junior Cross country Champion (2001,2002).

Hobbies and interests

Other interests of mine include: football, athletics, listening to music, mobile phones, watching DVD’s with my friends, shopping. I also like to read and spend time relaxing with my family.

SportGibraltar would like to thank Amanda's father, Mark Carreras for providing Amanda's player profile.

Click here: to read a report from the Lawn Tennis Assocation on Amanda's win in La Manga (pictured)

Click here: to read more about Amanda's development

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