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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Wednesday December 6, 2023

2023 was a breakthrough season for Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia, and anyone who saw the throngs of fans that supported the 27-year-old at Roland-Garros this year knows that she is becoming a well-known entity in her homeland because of it.

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Haddad Maia, who became the first woman from her country to reach a Grand Slam semifinal in 55 years at Roland-Garros, where she also became the first woman from Brazil to reach the semifinals in Paris in the Open Era.

For that effort, and her overall strong season that saw her finish at No.11 in the WTA rankings, GQ Brasil named the talented southpaw the “Woman of the Year”.

Haddad Maia graces the cover of the GQ Brasil’s December/January issue, where she was profiled in a feature written by Ana Beatriz Gonçalves and photographed by Pedro Dimitrow.

Haddad Maia, who won her third career title at Zhuhai, went 34-23 on the season with a 4-5 record against the Top-10 and 11-8 against the Top-20.