Camila Osorio made a great leap in quality and stood out in 2021

For some, a season can be a very good one, the launching point of their careers. And that lived, precisely, Camila Osorio. At age 19, the Colombian tennis leader closed a dreamed 2021, being the No. 1 in Latin America, located No. 55 in the world ranking, and achieved her first WTA title, in Bogotá, right in her country.

Junior champion of the US Open two years earlier, Osorio made a great leap in quality in 2021. He began to make his way little by little, he was achieving important and some historical records for his country, with participations and victories in Grand Slam, until closing it as the best latin american.

Originally from Cúcuta, Osorio showed solid arguments to insert himself and stand out in the professional tennis circuit. The young woman made it clear that she has a lot of grit and conviction and that allowed her to indulge in various tastes in a special year, which will undoubtedly remain etched in her career and which already excites Colombian fans.

Osorio became in April, before the local public, in Bogotá, the first in her country to win a WTA-level tournament since Mariana Duque in Bogotá, precisely, in 2010, and the third in total to obtain that appointment in Colombia, since there Fabiola Zuluaga holds the record, with four titles.

The following month, at Roland Garros, Osorio, the new World Top 100, played his first Grand Slam in the majors, after passing the qualifying phase. Thus, she was the first Colombian in a Singles Major since Duque at Wimbledon 2018. “It’s a dream to be in the tournament with my idol Federer,” she said.

A month later, at Wimbledon, she reached the third round to become her country’s first in that instance of a professional Grand Slam since Duque at Roland Garros 2017. There she was stopped by Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, the second seed.

Undoubtedly, Osorio was leaving an indelible mark on the tennis of his country, in need of a new figure. And he warned strongly months later, in the WTA of Tenerife, in Spain, by defeating the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, No. 6 in the world, being the best triumph of a Colombian since Zuluaga beat the French Nathalie Tauziat in Rome, in 2000 That week, it was Colombia’s first in a final of a major circuit competition on hard courts in history.

In addition to the dreamed title in Bogotá and the final in Tenerife, the cucuteña made the semifinals in Charleston and Belgrade. With her performance in Spain, in October, she ranked among the top 55 in the world, to be the best-placed Colombian in the WTA ranking since Catalina Castaño in 2007. A dream year for her and the enormous expectation of continuing to improve and climb to future.