Rebecca Marino life and biography

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Rebecca Marino biography

Date of birth : 1990-12-16
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Toronto, Canada
Nationality : Canadian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-16
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, WTA tour, US Open

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Rebecca Marino is a Canadian professional tennis player. On March 21, 2011, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 58. Marino is currently Canada's highest-ranked women's singles player.

CAREER:

2010:
Rebecca played the first Grand Slam of her career at the US Open. After winning three qualifying matches to enter the main draw, she beat Ksenia Pervak to set up a second round clash with World No. 4 Venus Williams. Marino lost 7–6, 6–3 after a thrilling first set.

Her next tournament was in Quebec City at the Bell Challenge where she beat fellow Canadian Heidi El Tabakh in the first round 7–6, 7–6. On September 15, Marino upset first seeded and World No. 14 Marion Bartoli 6–3, 6–1 in the second round, which was her first career win against a Top 20 player. She lost her quarter-final match against Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6–4, 7–6. She then stayed in the province of Quebec and played a 50K Challenger in Saguenay the following week. Marino didn't disappoint her Quebecer fans as she made it to final and defeated the American Alison Riske in three tough sets of 6–4, 6–7(4), 7–6(5) to win the tournament. On October 10, she won her second straight 50K Challenger in Kansas City by defeating Edina Gallovits 6–7, 6–0, 6–2 in the final. One week later, Marino won her third straight 50K Challenger in Troy where she defeated Ashley Weinhold 6–1, 6–2. She lost in the semi-final of the 50K Challenger in Toronto against Alizé Lim of France 7–6, 4–6, 6–0, stopping her winning streak at 18.

2011:
At the Australian Open, she defeated Junri Namigata 6–2, 4–6, 6–3 in the first round. She lost in the second round against 6th seed Francesca Schiavone 6–3, 5–7, 9–7. In February, Marino reached her first WTA tour final at the event in Memphis, where she faced Magdaléna Rybáriková. She was forced to retire from the match after losing the first set 6–2 because of an abdominal strain. Marino qualified for the 2011 BNP Paribas Open, but lost in the first round to Ekaterina Makarova, 6–4, 4–6, 6–4. Following her first round exit, Marino took part in the inaugural 2011 The Bahamas Women's Open a $100,000+H event part of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Women's Circuit. As the fourth seed, she defeated qualifier Sophie Ferguson in the first round, Pauline Parmentier, and another qualifier, Heather Watson to reach the semi-finals, where she lost against fifth seeded Angelique Kerber by the score of 7–6, 6–4.

PERSONAL:
Coached by Simon Larose
Born in Toronto and moved to Vancouver at age 2 and grew up there (loves west coast); moved to Montréal in 2009 to train at National Training Centre
Parents own construction company in Vancouver, 'Marino General Contracting'
Started playing at age 10 with father and brother (says that made it lots of fun)
Brother is at Cal Berkeley (on rowing team)
Uncle was gold medalist for Canada in rowing at 1964 Tokyo Olympics
Best shots are serve and forehand
Favorite surface is hard; favorite tournaments are all Canadian ones and US Open
Best tennis memories are first Top 100 win in Québec City and qualifying for 2010 US Open
Likes watching movies and hockey (supports Vancouver Canucks)
Favorite player is Justine Henin
Goal is to reach Top 10.

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