12 Mar 2018

Osorio Serrano cements historic breakthrough

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Photo: Srdjan StevanovicMaria Camila Osorio Serrano (COL)

It has been a sensational start to 2018 for Maria Camila Osorio Serrano, and that continued last weekend as the Colombian won her fifth title of the year at the Copa Paineiras in Brazil. 

Osorio Serrano battled back from a set down in both the semifinal and final, against Argentinians Ana Geller and Maria Lourdes Carle, to clinch the title. She then teamed up with Carle to lift the doubles crown.

In singles action in 2018, Osorio Serrano holds an impressive 29-1 record this season, having embarked on a 25-match winning streak from the end of last season. Her form has seen her rocket up the rankings, and on Monday she broke new ground.

At the start of this week, she became the first Colombian girl - and third Colombian in history - to break into the Top 5 in the junior rankings, following in the footsteps of Alejandro Falla and Juan Sebastian Gomez.

Falla went on to reach junior world No. 3 in 2004, while Gomez was the junior world No. 1 in 2010. Osorio Serrano can certainly match their achievements if she continues her current form.