|Luisa Stefani Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||August 9, 1997|
Luisa Stefani is a Brazilian professional tennis player who is adept at the doubles format of the sport having been rated as high as world number 9 in November 2021, as per the official WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) rankings. At Grand Slam tournaments, in the doubles format, she had reached the semi-final of the 2021 US Open. As of March 2023, Luisa had won 7 doubles titles on the WTA Tour – the 2022 Guadalajara Open (WTA 1000), the 2021 Canadian Open (WTA 1000), the 2023 Adelaide International (WTA 500), the 2023 Abu Dhabi Open (WTA 500), the 2022 Chennai Open (WTA 250), the 2020 Lexington Challenger (International), and the 2019 Tashkent Open (International). At Grand Slam tournaments, in the mixed doubles format, she won the 2023 Australian Open.
Luisa Veras Stefani
São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
She splits her time between Wesley Chapel, Pasco County, Florida, United States, and São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil.
Luisa graduated from the Saddlebrook Preparatory School, a high school in Wesley Chapel, Florida. After her high school graduation, she joined Pepperdine University, a private research university with its main campus in Los Angeles County, California. There, she majored in advertising.
Professional Tennis Player
- Father – Marcelo Stefani (Business Manager)
- Mother – Alessandra Stefani (née Veras) (Business Manager)
- Siblings – Arthur (Older Brother) (Tennis Coach, Former College-Level Tennis Player)
She has been represented by Danielle Carvalho, Manager & Booking Agent, Agência de Atletas, Sports Talent Management & Marketing Agency, São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil.
Right-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
63 kg or 139 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Luisa has dated –
- Guilherme Pachane (2021-Present)
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Latino and White)
She is of Brazilian and Italian descent.
- Toned physique
- Side-parted, long, straight hair
- Cheerful smile
- Radiant face
She has been sponsored by –
- Fila Holdings Corp. (sportswear manufacturer based in South Korea)
- Head Sport GmbH (American-Austrian sports equipment manufacturing company)
- Adidas AG (German multinational corporation that designs and manufactures shoes, clothing, and accessories)
Luisa Stefani Favorite Things
- Tennis Surface – Clay
- Tennis Tournament/Event – Australian Open
- Tennis Idols/Role Models – Rodger Federer, Kim Clijsters
- Book – The Alchemist (1988) by Paulo Coelho
- Sports Team/Club – Sport Club Corinthians Paulista (Soccer)
- Hobbies/Interests – Listening to Music, Playing the Guitar, Hiking, Traveling
Source – WTA Tennis
Luisa Stefani Facts
- Luisa began playing tennis when she was about 10 years old. Around 4 years later, her family moved from Brazil to the United States so that Luisa could have a better chance at pursuing a tennis career. There, she trained at the Saddlebrook Tennis Academy in Wesley Chapel, Florida.
- At the youth tier, she had reached a career-high combined junior world ranking of number 10 (in March 2015). The biggest achievement of her youth career was reaching the semi-final of the doubles event at the 2014 French Open and the 2015 US Open.
- At the 2019 Lima Pan American Games, Luisa won the ‘Bronze’ medal in the doubles event.
- When she reached the quarter-final stage at the 2020 US Open, it was the first instance in 38 years of a female doubles player from Brazil having reached this far at a Grand Slam tournament (Australian Open/French Open/Wimbledon Championship/US Open).
- At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (played in July-August 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic), Luisa won the ‘Bronze’ medal in the women’s doubles event. She and her partner Laura Pigossi were only granted entry to the event a week before it began and the pair had played together just once before this – in a defeat.
- Despite this, they went on to become the first Brazilians to win an Olympic medal in tennis – the previous best performance by a Brazilian tennis player at the Olympics was a 4th-place finish by Fernando Meligeni in the men’s singles event in 1996. Luisa and Laura also saved 8 match points during their 2020 Tokyo Olympics campaign – 4 in their ‘Round of 16’ match and 4 in the ‘Bronze’ medal match.
- When she rose to world number 9 in the doubles format in the official WTA rankings in November 2021, Luisa became the first Brazilian woman to break into the ‘Top 10’ of the official WTA rankings.
- In January 2023, she and Rafael Matos became the first Brazilian pair to win a Grand Slam tournament when they won the mixed doubles title at the 2023 Australian Open.
- A polyglot, Luisa is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and English. She can also speak a bit of Italian.
Featured Image by Luisa Stefani / Instagram