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Mandy Minella

Professional Tennis Player

Mandy Minella
Professional Tennis Player Source: ITF

Mandy Minella is a tennis pro who was born in Luxembourg. Her WTA Tour career began in 2001, and in September 2012 and April 2013, respectively, she attained her highest singles and doubles rankings.

Early life and Family

Mandy Minella, a superb tennis player, was born in Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. When she was born, she was Mario and Anna Minella’s lone child.

Unfortunately, Mandy hasn’t divulged much information about her family and background.

She also hasn’t disclosed the name of the university where she attended her education. She started playing tennis at the tender age of five, though, and has always had a passion for the game.

 

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Age and Body Measurements

Mandy was born in 1985, making her 35 years old as of right now. In addition, she was born on July 23.
She weighs roughly 63 kg and is extraordinarily tall at 5 feet 10 inches (1.8 meters) (139 lbs).

Early Career

Mandy first took up tennis in 2000 when she joined the Luxembourg Fed Cup team.

She paired up with Celine Francois for the doubles matches there against Ukraine and Great Britain, however, they fell short on both occasions.

After a year, she took part in the 2001 Fed Cup and won the opening rubber. She also took part in the ITF Women’s Circuit that year.

Mandy used a qualifying wildcard to enter the WTA Tier III SEAT Open Luxembourg in 2002, however, she was eliminated in the first round.

 

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Professional Career

Mandy continued her successful streak in 2006, winning the Caserta ITF competition and beating Alisa Kleybanova twice in the semifinals.

She also won her fourth ITF tournament in 2009 in Belgium and the ITF Circuit in 2010 in Niguel, California. Furthermore, Minella only dropped one set in three victories in the US Open qualifying rounds.

2012-2013

Mandy began her 2012 season by taking part in the Australian Open’s first round. She was given direct entry as well, entering position 110.

Later, Mandy continued on to the final of a $100,000 competition in California. She took part in the Copa Sony Ericsson Colsanitas as well, but she was defeated right away.

Mandy competed at the Monterrey Open as well, winning in three sets over Mathilde Johansson.

She then overcame Yaroslava Shvedova in a competitive three-set encounter.

 

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Minella thereby went to the third round of the Wimbledon doubles tournament at the Nürnberger Gastein competition.

Mandy participated in the Shenzhen Open at the beginning of the 2013 season, when she faced top-seeded Li Na. But she fell in a straight-set defeat.

She later competed at Hobart International, where she again lost all of her rounds.

Mandy then competed in the Copa Colsanitas and won. She defeated Tmea Babos and Tatjana Malek to advance to the singles match quarterfinals, where Teliana Pereira defeated her.

However, Minella and Babos won the doubles match, earning Minella her maiden victory on the WTA Tour.

She lost against Serena Williams, the best player in the world, in the singles, doubles, and mixed doubles match at the Wimbledon Championships and the first round of the French Open.

Injuries and inconsistency

Due to edema in her right arm, which causes the skin to feel tight and affected joints to be difficult to move, Minella was forced to withdraw from competitions in Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Acapulco, and Fed Cup in 2014. She was forced to take a few weeks off.

She participated in the ITF Circuit after recovering, making it to the semifinals of the $25k Stuttgart tournament, the quarterfinals of the Lorraine Open 88, and the semifinals of the Open GDF Suez de Biarritz.

Mandy later earned a spot in the Coupe Banque Nationale by competing in the Red Rock Pro Open quarterfinals and the International Femenil Monterrey doubles final.

2016-2017

Minella struggled to get off to a good start in 2016, losing in the opening round in Launceston, Melbourne, and Auckland.

Thankfully, she defeated Naomi Osaka at the Taiwan Open to win the WTA main-draw match.

She had no luck, though, in her subsequent contests, falling in the opening or second round of her last four events, which comprised ITF and WTA matches.

With the exception of the Fed Cup, she also failed to win back-to-back singles matches throughout the entire year.

 

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At Bol Open, she changed her year, winning her first WTA singles title and gaining more victories over the top 100 players.

She won in straight sets over Sara Sorribes Tormo at the Gstaad Ladies Championship.

She also qualified for three tournaments, including the US Open, and won four singles titles on the ITF Circuit during the same season.

 

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Retirement

Due to her increased tenacity and physical fitness, Minella is prepared to conquer tennis in 2021. However, she did want to retire by the end of 2020.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, she was only able to say goodbye publicly and through a very limited number of games. She consequently decided to carry on competing.

Net Worth and Income

Mandy Minella has quickly made a name for herself as the most well-known tennis player.

The tennis player has built not just a name and reputation for himself or herself but also a considerable income and net worth.

As of 2020, Minella had a net worth of $1 million from her professional tennis career. She has also amassed a whopping $1,848,731 in prize money from her several contests.

Personal life and Husband

Mandy is a married woman, according to her marital status.

Mandy and Tim Sommer exchanged vows on October 17, 2014. Tim stays away from the media, therefore nothing is known about him. However, there are speculations that he was Mandy’s coach in the past.

 

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Only close family members and friends attended their wedding at Esch-Sur-Alzette, Minella’s hometown.

After two years, the loving pair welcomed a daughter named Emma Lina in October 2017.

Since then, the modest family of three has not been involved in any problems or scandals.

They welcomed a fourth member of the family in December 2020. Maya, their youngest child, was there.

 

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FAQS

Is Mandy Minella no longer active?

Mandy Minella is still working today. For 2021, she is more determined and motivated than ever to win the challenge.

What is the ATP Ranking of Mandy Minella?

At No. 162, Mandy Minella is currently rated. She must have reached her highest position to date when she was ranked No. 66 in September 2012.

Quick Facts

Full Name Mandy Minella
Birth Date November 22, 1985
Birth Place Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Nick Name Mandy
Religion Unknown
Nationality Luxembourg
Ethnicity Unknown
Education Unknown
Horoscope Sagittarius
Father’s Name Mario Minella
Mother’s Name Anna Minella
Siblings No
Age 36  years old
Height 5’10 (1.8m)
Weight 63 kg(139 lbs)
Shoe Size 8
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Black
Body Measurement 34-28-34
Figure Slim
Marital Status Married
Husband Tim Sommer
Children Two Daughters
Daughters’ name Emma LinaMaya
Profession Tennis player
Professional Career began in 2001
Playing Style Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Net Worth $1 million
Salary Under review

 

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