Michelle LARCHER DE BRITO joins the Mouratoglou Tennis AcademyA new world talent on the women’s professional tennis tour becomes a part of the Academy: the young Portuguese Michelle Larcher de Brito, 16 years-old and already in the top 100 WTA.
She reached the Top 100 WTA in June 2009, climbing up to the 76th world position, thanks to good performances on the Grand Slams and major tournaments, notably at Roland Garros 2009 where she qualified and reached the 3rd round.
Michelle already has claimed a number of victories over players in the Top 20, such as Jie ZHENG, Flavia PENNETTA and Agnieszka RADWANSKA. At only 16, she is by far the youngest player inside the Top 200 WTA.
Michelle Larcher de Brito will be part of the group of Elite Pros at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy, set up with some of the world’s most promising tennis players. She will be trained by her father Antonio Larcher de Brito who has been supervising her since the age of 4. Both will be assisted by a dedicated team which will monitor the physical preparation, provide high calibre sparring and during certain periods additional expert coaching advise.
Michelle will join Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA and Grigor DIMITROV in the “Elite Team” group.