Mandy Minella is a well-known professional tennis player from Luxembourg who found success on the court at a very young age.
Moreover, she has won two doubles titles on the WTA Tour, including one singles title and three doubles in the WTA 125K series.
Also, she has won 16 singles titles and nine doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. Well, today, let’s talk more about Mandy Minella and her incredible journey of becoming a tennis star.
Besides, we will also discuss her family, age, height, net worth, social media, and personal life. So, without further delay, let’s get started.
Quick Facts about Mandy Minella
|Full Name||Mandy Minella|
|Birth Date||November 22, 1985|
|Birth Place||Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg|
|Father’s Name||Mario Minella|
|Mother’s Name||Anna Minella|
|Age||37 years old|
|Weight||63 kg(139 lbs)|
|Daughters’ name||Emma Lina|
|Professional Career began in||2001|
|Playing Style||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Currently Works At||Unknown|
|Active Years||2000 – Present|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter, Facebook|
|Last Update||December, 2022|
Mandy Minella | Early life and Family
The beautiful tennis player Mandy Minella was born in Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. She was born as a single child to parents, Mario Minella and Anna Minella.
Unfortunately, Mandy has not disclosed much information regarding her early life and family.
Besides, she has also not disclosed the university where she completed her education. However, she started playing tennis at the early age of five and was an avid tennis lover from a very young age.
Not to mention Mandy is multilingual and speaks Luxembourgish, German, French, Italian, and English. Also, she enjoys listening to music and playing golf in her free time.
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Mandy Minella | Age and Body Measurements
Having been born in the year 1985 makes Mandy’s age 35 years old at the moment. Also, her birthday falls on the 23rd of July.
And her sun sign is Leo. And from what we know, the people of this sign are spontaneous and fun.
Besides that, she has an astounding height of 5ft. 10 inches (1.8m) and weighs around 63 kg (139 lbs).
Mandy has a slender body measuring 34-inches of the breast, 28-inches of the waist, and 34-inches of the hips.
Being a player, she takes good care of her build and is very fit and healthy. Aside from that, she looks gorgeous with her blonde hair and black-colored eyes.
Mandy Minella | Early Career
Initially, Mandy started her tennis journey in 2000 by participating in the Luxembourg Fed Cup team.
There she partnered with Celine Francois in the doubles matches against Ukraine and Great Britain but lost both times.
After a year, she then competed in the 2001 Fed Cup and won her first rubber. Likewise, she also competed on the ITF Women’s Circuit that same year.
In 2002, Mandy received a qualifying wildcard into the WTA Tier III SEAT Open Luxembourg but lost in the first round.
She then reached her first ITF singles final in 2003 but lost to Liana-Gabriela Balaci in three sets.
Sadly, she again lost in ITF finals in 2004 in both singles and doubles but won her first singles title in Zadar later that year.
Similarly, she also won her second title in 2005 at Gardone Val Trompia.
Mandy Minella | Professional Career
Mandy continued her good performances, and in 2006 she won the ITF tournament in Caserta and became a finalist for both matches with Alisa Kleybanova.
Likewise, she also won her fourth ITF title in 2009 in Belgium and the ITF Circuit in 2010 at Niguel, California. Also, in the US Open, qualifying round Minella won all three matches losing just one set.
Mandy started her 2012 season by competing in the first Australian Open main draw. Also, she got direct entry, ranking No. 110.
Furthermore, Mandy then went on to reach the final of a $100k tournament in Cali. Likewise, she then competed at Copa Sony Ericsson Colsanitas but lost in the first round.
In like manner, she competed at the Monterrey Open and won three sets while facing Mathilde Johansson.
Likewise, she followed this up and again won over Yaroslava Shvedova in a tight three-setter.
Accordingly, at the Nürnberger Gastein tournament, Minella made it to the third round of Wimbledon doubles.
At the beginning of the 2013 season, Mandy competed at the Shenzhen Open and faced first seed Li Na but lost in straight sets.
She then played the Hobart International but conceded a loss again in all rounds.
Afterward, Mandy competed in the Copa Colsanitas and had positive results. She reached the quarterfinals in singles, beating Tatjana Malek and Tímea Babos but lost to Teliana Pereira.
But in the doubles event, Minella again partnered with Babos and won her first WTA Tour title.
In French Open, she lost in first-round singles, doubles, and mixed doubles, including at the Wimbledon Championships to world No. 1, Serena Williams.
Similarly, at the US Open, Minella lost to Sloane Stephens in the third set, due to which her rank dropped to 132.
However, she didn’t give up and competed for the next tournament at Tashkent Open, and this time, she made it to the semifinals in singles and became a runner-up.
In 2013 incredibly, Mandy won three matches, 6–0, 6–0, against Kamilla Farhad, Julia Boserup, and Allie Kiick.
2014-2015: Injuries and inconsistency
In 2014, Minella had to withdraw from events in Paris, Rio, and Acapulco, and Fed Cup due to edema in her right arm, an injury in which skin feels tight, and affected joints are hard to move. She had to take a couple of weeks off.
After recovering, she then participated in the ITF Circuit, reaching the semifinal of $25k in Stuttgart, quarterfinals at the Lorraine Open 88, and semifinals at the Open GDF Suez de Biarritz.
In the 2016 Wimbledon Championships, Minella won her first career matches by reaching the final qualifying round, defeating Amanda Carreras and Lourdes Domínguez Lino but lost to Laura Siegemund.
Later that year, she also qualified for the Coupe Banque Nationale, reaching the doubles final of the International Femenil Monterrey and quarterfinals of the Red Rock Pro Open.
Minella started 2016 poorly, with first-round losses in Auckland, Melbourne, and Launceston.
Luckily, at the Taiwan Open, she managed to score WTA main-draw win, defeating Naomi Osaka in the first round.
However, she had no luck in her next few tournaments, bowing out in the first or second round of her subsequent four events, including ITF and WTA tournaments.
Likewise, she also failed to win back-to-back singles matches, excluding Fed Cup, for the entire year.
Luckily at Bol Open, she turned her year-round and won her first WTA singles title, boosting her wins over the top-100 players.
In 2017 Mandy played at Wimbledon while four and a half months pregnant. However, she lost 6-1, 6-1 to Italian veteran Francesca Schiavone.
After playing for some time and losing mixed double matches, she went on maternity leave.
Mandy came back into action after maternity leave and secured first place in the WTA Tour semifinal.
She made a straight-sets win over Sara Sorribes Tormo at the Ladies Championship Gstaad.
Likewise, she also qualified three times that season, including US Open, and won four singles titles on ITF Circuit.
Mandy Minella | Retirement
Minella is stronger than ever, motivated, and all set to rock the year 2021 with tennis. However, she had plans to retire by the end of 2020.
The coronavirus pandemic restricted her from bidding a proper goodbye with very limited games. Hence, she decided to stay longer in the competition.
Mandy Minella | Networth and Income
Mandy Minella has distinguished herself as the most prominent tennis player within a short period.
The tennis star has not only gained name and fame but has also earned a hefty amount and net worth.
As of 2020, Minella has a net worth of $1 million accrued from her career as a professional tennis player. Furthermore, she has earned a staggering $1,848,731 in prize money from her various games.
Moreover, tennis players do not earn a fixed salary as they are not in contract with anyone, so they depend on their championship earnings and sponsorships.
Besides, she also gets sponsored by various brands, including Orthomol Sport, where she earns a decent amount adding a rise in her salary and net worth.
Judging from her social media pictures, Mandy lives a lavish life and often travels to different holiday destinations.
Mandy Minella | Personal life and Husband
Talking about her relationship, Mandy is a married woman. Just like her incredible career, she has a well-maintained personal life as well.
Mandy is happily married to her husband, Tim Sommer, on October 17, 2014. Tim stays far from the media, so not much is known about him. However, there are reports that he used to be the coach of Mandy.
Moreover, they tied the knot at Minella’s hometown Esch-Sur-Alzette, and only closest friends and family attended the wedding.
After two years, the lovely couple welcomed their first child, a daughter, Emma Lina, in October 2017.
Since then, the small family of three lived a blissful life with no news of scandals or controversy.
They welcomed the fourth member to the family in December 2020. It was their younger daughter Maya.
Mandy Minella – Social Media Presence
Mandy Minella is quite active on social networking sites and has a huge fan following.
On Twitter, She is available as @mandyminella and has 24.7k followers. After joining the site in May 2009, Mandy has tweeted around 1,246 times until now.
FAQs about Mandy Minella
Is Mandy Minella retired?
Mandy Minella has not retired yet. She is in the competition, stronger and motivated than ever for 2021.
What is Mandy Minella’s ATP Ranking?
Mandy Minella is currently ranked as No. 162. She was ranked No. 66 in September 2012 which has to be her highest ranking to date.