While never known as a particular hotbed of tennis, Colombian talent Mariana Duque Mariño might just be about to change all of that. The impressive Colombian has made a clear mark on the game, and has already achieved a lot. Though somewhat a late bloomer outside of The Americas, she has enjoyed very impressive performances ever since her 2007 French Open Final defeat at Girls level.
She rose to prominence then, and has enjoyed an impressive career since. She has achieved as high as 66th in the WTA Singles rankings, and also has broken into the Top 100 at Doubles level, reaching as high as 96th.
18 ITF titles is a hugely impressive feat, and her sole WTA trophy – the prestigious Copa Colsanitas back home, defeating Angelique Kerber – was a huge boon for her career. She also reached the Nuremberg Cup in May 2016, losing to Kiki Bertens in a pulsating and enjoyable Final.
Although WTA trophies might have evaded her in the volume some may have predicted given her rise to prominence, Mariana Duque Mariño is almost certainly one to watch in the years to come. She’s presently playing some of her best tennis in recent years.