VERONICA CEPEDE ROYG
Birth Date: 21 January 1992
Birth Place: Asunción, Paraguay
Residence: Asunción, Paraguay
Plays: Right Handed (Double Handed Backhand)
Favourite Surface: Clay
Coach: Alfredo De Beix
Age Started Tennis: 5
Hobbies: TV, Internet
Favourite players: Federer, Sharapova
Ambition in tennis: WTA top 10
Career ITF Titles: 1
Current WTA Ranking: 1001
Highest WTA Ranking: 823
Career Junior Titles: 4 (7 Doubles)
Current Junior Ranking: 34
Highest Junior Ranking: 15
Best 5 Victories:
#165 Catalina Castano 2-6 6-2 6-3 - Fed Cup 2009
#372 Nathalia Rossi 6-0 6-3 - $10K Bauru 2009
#435 Roxane Vaisemberg 4-6 7-6(2) 6-3 - Fed Cup 2009
#439 Vivian Segnini 6-0 6-3 - $10K Bauru 2009
#448 Emilia Yorio 6-2 6-2 - $10K Bauru 2009
17-year-old Veronica Cepede is the first Paraguayan woman since Rossana de los Rios to reach the final of a WTA or ITF tournament!
She will play the final of $10,000 Bauru in Brazil tomorrow against Brazilian Vivian Segnini.
Veronica is a very sweet and humble girl and a very gifted tennis player. She can generate a solid amount of power, a great forehand and good mental strength too, and although she can become frustrated with herself, this sometimes works for her. She has been as high as #12 in juniors. Her best win to date was over Catalina Castano at Fed Cup this year.
Currently ranked 1000, but this is just her second tournament of the year.
Her path to the final this week:
Final: Cepede Royg vs. Vivian Segnini(4)
Semifinal: Cepede Royg def. Emilia Yorio(5) 62 62
Quarterfinal: Cepede Royg def. Fernanda Faria 60 60
Second Round: Cepede Royg def. Nathalia Rossi(1) 60 63
First Round: Cepede Royg def. Andressa Garcia 36 63 63
Great to see a Paraguayan coming up the rankings!!
A recent photo of Veronica with Zsofia Susanyi, Noppawan Lertcheewakarn and Elena Bogdan at the Junior US Open this year.
Good luck in your WTA career Veronica!