Last updated: 24/05/2022
Last updated: 24/05/2022
Eden Silva is an accomplished singles and doubles player who began playing tennis at the age of six at a club five minutes’ walk from her house in Essex. She made her Wimbledon debut in the 2012 Juniors competition, and enjoyed a run to the mixed doubles quarter-finals with Evan Hoyt in 2019. She also broke into the top 500 WTA singles rankings in 2019. Her father is her coach, and her brother is a black belt kick boxer.
- Place of birth: Gant's Hill, Essex
- Lives: Gant's Hill, Essex
- Trains: Redbridge Sports Centre
- Family: Father Roger is her coach, mother Elena, brother Kyle is a kick boxer and one belt away from a black belt
- Likes: Spending time with friends and family, relaxing and eating out. Big football and follows Tottenham Hotspur. Went to watch them a few times at Wembley and is looking forward to going to their new stadium for the first time next season. She recently signed with a modelling agency after being scouted through Instagram
Started playing aged 6 at Cranbrook Castle tennis club
Silva started her season getting through to the quarter-finals of the W25 Bath event before losing to Gabriela Andrea Knutson 6-4 7-5 6-3. Silva then competed in the W25 Loughborough tournament where she played Knutson again, this time in the second round, but was defeated 6-3 7-5.
Silva won her second ITF title of her career after a comfortable defeat over USA’s Robin Montgomery, winning 6-4, 6-4 at the W25 Nottingham.
Silva defeated America’s Robin Montgomery in straight sets to reach the semi-finals of the W25 Nottingham tournament before losing 6-0, 6-4 to fellow Brit, Sonay Kartal.
Partnered with Naomi Broady, Silva reached the final of the ITF 25K in South Africa. In May at the ITF 60K in France, partnered with K.Zimmerman, Eden lost in the final in three sets.
Only played one tournament pre-lockdown, losing first round qualifier at Hua Hin International against Riya Bhatia.
Played Premier WTA in Dubai with Beth Grey and beat Nadiia Kichenok and Veronika Kudermetova in the first round before falling in the second. Alongside Grey, reached the doubles quarter finals in Nottingham and won the Les Franqueses del Valles 60k doubles in April. Reached quarter finals of mixed doubles at Wimbledon with Evan Hoyt.
Making the main draw of Wimbledon Juniors in 2012.
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