Brazilian baseliner Joao Sousa grew up idolizing former Brazilian world No. 1 Guga Kuerten. A heavy topspin player with a two-handed backhand, Souza is most comfortable on clay. He enjoyed his breakthrough season in 2011 when he qualified and reached the Kitzbühel semifinals, falling to eventual-champion Robin Haase. He finished 2011 earning a career-high $159,982.
Joao Souza Tournament History