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SERENA WILLIAMS VS CASTANO AT US OPEN
Serena Williams (USA), who is seeded at eighth, reacts affter loosing a point in the first set to Catalina Castano of Columbia at the US Open on August 31, 2005 in New York City. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
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Catalina Castaño Alvarez (born July 7, 1979 in Pereira, Risaralda) is a professional female Colombian tennis player. On 10 July 2006, Catalina reached her career-high singles ranking: World No. 35. Since November 2006, she is the highest ranked South American female tennis player. She is coached by Peruvian-born British citizen Pablo Giacopelli, who has been her coach since 2004.

She has reached the second round in three of the four Tennis Grand Slams Tournaments (Roland Garros, Australian Open and US Open), but she is yet to claim her first WTA Tour title. She has won six ITF titles in her career.

Castano has defeated top 20 players such as Nicole Vaidišová, Anna-Lena Grönefeld, Patty Schnyder, Paola Suárez and Li Na since 2005.

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