Colombia - Career High 66
Mariana was introduced to tennis at the age of 5, when she started taking lessons with her older brother, Jose Guillermo, and sisters, Silvia and Catalina, at a club in her home town of Bogota, Colombia. She loved the sport from that moment on. She grew up watching the two best players from Colombia, Fabiola Zuluaga and Catalina Castaño, and always wanted to follow in their footsteps. And thanks to many years of hard work and dedication, that’s exactly what she’s done since turning pro in 2005.
Mariana won her first WTA tournament in front of the home crowd in Bogota in 2010, a moment she still counts as one of the highlights of her career so far. She also had the opportunity to play with her hero, Catalina Castaño, winning two WTA doubles titles and playing together many times on the Colombian Fed Cup team since 2005. The last couple of years have been the most successful of Mariana’s career, with her reaching a career high ranking of 66 in singles, a singles WTA final in Nurnberg, and doubles final in Acapulco with fellow Tonic Tribe member, Veronica Cepede Royg.
When she’s not travelling on tour, Mariana loves to spend time at home, catching up with friends and family, and enjoying the great Colombian food and lifestyle. She’s a tennis pro, but loves all kinds of sports, often playing basketball, volleyball, football, and Paddle tennis…anything with a ball is right up her alley!