Maria Joao Koehler

Maria Joao Koehler

Portuguese tennis player.
Date of Birth: 08.10.1992
Country: Portugal

Biography of Maria Joao Koehler

Maria Joao Koehler, a Portuguese tennis player, began her professional career in 2006 at the Braga Satellite tournament. Unfortunately, she was defeated by Catarina Ferreira in her first match. Despite this setback, Maria continued to compete mainly in ITF tournaments.

Maria Joao Koehler

In May 2007, Maria made her first attempt to qualify for the WTA Tour Championship at Estoril Open. However, she was unable to advance to the main draw, losing to Neha Uberoi in the first round. Two years later, Maria tried again and successfully made it to the main draw. However, she was eliminated in her first match by Kristina Barrois.

Maria Joao Koehler

Nevertheless, Maria achieved some victories during her career. In the same month, she won the Cantanhede Satellite championship, and a month later, she secured her first-place finish in the Amarante Satellite tournament. In July 2012, Maria emerged victorious in the Astana Satellite tournament.

Maria Joao Koehler

Maria's personal record in the WTA singles ranking is 124th place, which she reached in October 2012. Interestingly, her doubles ranking of 151st place is currently the highest among all Portuguese tennis players. Maria also represented the Portuguese Fed Cup team, with a record of 3 wins and 5 losses in singles and 4 wins and 4 losses in doubles.

Maria Joao Koehler

Despite her achievements, Maria has not yet had notable success in Grand Slam tournaments. Her first attempt to qualify for such a tournament was at the 2011 US Open, where she was eliminated in the first qualifying match by Aleksandra Wozniak. In the Australian Open 2012, Maria had a more successful run, reaching the first round of the main draw after defeating Misaki Doi and Maria Elena Camerin. However, she was unable to overcome former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters in the first round.

Maria Joao Koehler is currently coached by former professional tennis player Nuno Marques.

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