Mandy Minella of Luxembourg plays a backhand in her first round match against Carina Witthoeft of Germany during day two of the Australian Open at. M. Minella. Mandy Minella. 1. 6. 2. 3. Australian Open. Australien. 1. Runde. Mandy Minella. M. Minella. 2. 7. 6. Luxemburg. Polen. M. Linette. Mandy Minella (* November in Esch-sur-Alzette) ist eine luxemburgische Tennisspielerin. Inhaltsverzeichnis. 1 Karriere; 2 Erfolge. Einzel.
She lost to American qualifier Jamie Hampton in the first round. Despite defeating top-seed and world No. She fared better in doubles, winning the title with Karin Knapp.
As a result of her performances, Minella broke into the top singles rankings for the first time. She then played at the Copa Sony Ericsson Colsanitas , losing in the first round.
She reached the final in doubles; her first WTA final of any kind. She followed this up with a win over Kazakhstani wildcard Yaroslava Shvedova in a tight three-setter.
In , Minella started her season at the Shenzhen Open , where she faced first seed Li Na but lost in straight sets. She then played the Hobart International where she qualified for the main draw but lost to Monica Niculescu in the first round.
Minella then continued her disappointing run of first round losses where she lost to Valeria Savinykh in the first round of the Australian Open.
She partnered Megan Moulton-Levy in the doubles event and also saved multiple match points in their first round match, eventually going on to win.
The pair then lost, however, in the second round. Minella then played the Open GdF Suez but suffered a first round loss in qualifying and another first round loss in doubles.
The pair did not drop a set all week. Minella then went on to play the Marrakech Grand Prix , where she defeated Estrella Cabeza Candela in the first round, fourth seed Kaia Kanepi in the second, and Soler Espinosa in the quarterfinals.
Minella then continued her season playing an ITF tournament in France where she lost to Cabeza Candela in the quarterfinals. She played the French Open , suffering first round losses in singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
Minella then had a string of first round losses, including at the Wimbledon Championships to the world No.
At the US Open she lost to Sloane Stephens in a tight match where she lost in a final set tiebreak, having been up a break in the third set. Her next tournament would be the Tashkent Open , where she reached the semifinals in singles and was runner-up, partnering Olga Govortsova , in doubles.
In , Minella started the year at the Brisbane International where she lost to Heather Watson in the first round of qualifying, but reached the semifinals in the doubles event partnering Chanelle Scheepers.
Minella then was forced to withdraw from events in Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Acapulco, as well as the Fed Cup due to an edema in her right arm, in which she had experienced pain whilst playing in Australia.
Although the success on clay did not translate to success on grass as she encountered another first round loss in qualifying at Wimbledon to Shelby Rogers.
Minella then went to play the US Open suffering a first round lose to Kateryna Kozlova in the first qualifying round. The next stop in her Asian tour was at Seoul where she qualified for the main draw, defeating Choi Ji-hee, Hong Seung-yeon and Hsu Chieh-yu all in straight sets.
In the main draw, she drew Belgian Yanina Wickmayer , but unfortunately lost. Minella then continued to lose in qualifying rounds in Beijing and Linz , but continued her success with Barthel in the doubles competition in Wuhan , Beijing and Linz winning a round in each.
Minella stated that her edema in the right arm obtained in January had still been hurting her, finishing the year in October.
In , Minella went to Melbourne in mid-December to prepare early for the season. She also had no luck in the doubles event, losing in the first round with Mona Barthel.
Minella then headed to the Australian Open , but unfortunately lost in the first qualifying round to Paula Ormaechea. She fared better in the doubles event with Barthel, where they reached the second round.
Minella then went on to reach the quarterfinals at the Burnie International , falling to eventual champion Daria Gavrilova. She continued her poor form in singles where she had a string of early losses in WTA and ITF draws as well as the mistake of forgetting to enter the French Open singles qualifying tournament.
She however, only contested the doubles competition of the French Open, partnering Mona Barthel , but lost in the first round. It was the latter part of the year where Minella began to turn her poor around, qualifying for the Coupe Banque Nationale , reaching the doubles final of the Internacional Femenil Monterrey and the quarterfinals of the Red Rock Pro Open.
It was not until the Kirkland Tennis Challenger where Minella had gained her confidence. She had more success in the doubles competition, where she partnered Julie Coin , reaching the quarterfinals.
However, she was not able to pass the second round, falling to former Roland Garros champion, Francesca Schiavone in straight sets.
In , Minella started the year poorly, including a string of first round losses in Auckland , Melbourne and Launceston. However, Minella had no luck in her next few tournaments, bowing out in the first or second round of her next four events which included both ITF Challengers and WTA tournaments.
The Bol Open however proved to be a lucky charm for Minella as she started to turn her year around. Minella was born in Esch-sur-Alzette , Luxembourg, to parents Mario and Anna Minella  and started playing tennis aged 5.
In October , she gave birth to a daughter, Emma Lina. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mandy Minella Minella at the Wimbledon qualifying tournament.
Le Quotidien in French. Retrieved 19 January Luxemburger Wort in German. Haar favoriete ondergronden zijn hardcourt en gravel. In het enkelspel bereikte zij voor het eerst in een WTA-finale — zij won het toernooi van Bol , door in de finale de Sloveense Polona Hercog te verslaan.
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