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Table of Contents
GENERAL INFORMATION
Women’s Tennis Association Story ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4-5
WTA Organizational Structure ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
Steve Simon - WTA CEO & Chairman ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7
WTA Executive Team & Senior Management ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8
WTA Media Information ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9
WTA Personnel ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 10-11
WTA Player Development ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 12-13
WTA Coach Initiatives ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 14
CALENDAR & TOURNAMENTS
International Tennis Federation ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 18
2019 WTA Calendar ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 20-21
Grand Slam Profiles ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 22
WTA Premier Mandatory Profiles ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 23
WTA Premier 5 Profiles ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 24
WTA Finals & WTA Elite Trophy ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 25
WTA Premier Events ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 26-27
WTA International Events ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 28-31
WTA 125K Series ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 32
PLAYER PROFILES
Player Profiles ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 33-134
2018 REVIEW: RANKINGS AND STATISTICS
2018 Year-End Singles & Doubles Rankings ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 136
2018 Year-In-Review ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 137
2018 Tournament Results ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 138-139
2018 By the Numbers & Match Stats ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 140
ALL-TIME RANKINGS AND STATISTICS
2019 WTA Ranking System ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 142
No.1 Singles Ranking History ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 143
No.1 Doubles Ranking History ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 144
All-Time Top 10 History ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 145
Career-High Ranking Leaders ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 146
No.1 vs. No.2 ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 147
Ranking Facts �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 148-149
Season-Ending Top 10 Singles Rankings ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 150-151
Season-Ending Top 10 Prize Money Leaders �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 152-153
Prize Money Records ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 154
Title Records ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 155-157
Match Records ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 158-159
WTA Match Stats Records ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 160
WTA Awards ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 161-162
GRAND SLAM HISTORY
Grand Slam Champions ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 164-165
Australian Open ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 166-167
Roland Garros ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 168-169
The Championships, Wimbledon ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 170-171
US Open ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 172-173
Grand Slam Match Wins Leaderboard ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 174
Fed Cup ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 175
Olympic Tennis ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 176
WTA FINALS HISTORY
WTA Finals History ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 177-190
WTA LEGENDS
Former WTA No.1 Ranked Players, Grand Slam & WTA Finals Champions ��������������������������������������������������������������� 191-208

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WTA Story

The 2018 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global singles field posed with the Billie Jean King Trophy at the
Bay East Garden at Gardens by the Bay. From left to right: Kiki Bertens (NED), Elina Svitolina (UKR), Petra Kvitova (CZE),
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN), Angelique Kerber (GER), Naomi Osaka (JPN), Sloane Stephens (USA) and Karolina Pliskova (CZE).

1970 Women’s professional tennis is revolutionized on 1979 Avon, replacing Virginia Slims as winter circuit
September 23 when nine players sign $1 contracts sponsor, offers a record $100,000 to the winner of the
with World Tennis publisher Gladys Heldman to Avon Circuit Championship.
compete at the $7,500 Virginia Slims Invitational 1980 By now more than 250 women are playing
in Houston. The Original 9, as they would come to professionally all over the world in a tour consisting of
be known, include Billie Jean King, Rosie Casals, 47 global events, offering a total $7.2 million in prize
Nancy Richey, Judy Dalton, Kerry Melville Reid, money.
Julie Heldman, Peaches Bartkowicz, Kristy Pigeon 1982 Martina Navratilova becomes the first woman to earn
and Valerie Ziegenfuss. The groundbreaking event over $1 million in a season.
shakes up the tennis establishment and is such a 1983 Virginia Slims returns, replacing Avon and Toyota, who
success it leads to the formation of the first full-scale replaced Colgate in 1981, to sponsor the first unified
independent circuit for women the following year. Circuit of more than $10 million. King brings an end
1971 The Virginia Slims Series debuts with 19 tournaments, to her illustrious singles career, but occasionally plays
with a total purse of $309,100 on offer in the United doubles until 1990.
States. Billie Jean King becomes the first female 1984 Navratilova receives a $1 million bonus from the ITF
athlete to cross the six-figure mark in season earnings. for winning Roland Garros and thus holding all four
1973 Billie Jean King founds the Women’s Tennis Grand Slam singles crowns at the same time; she also
Association, uniting all of women’s professional tennis crosses the $2 million mark in season earnings, more
in one tour. The WTA was born out of a meeting of than men’s No.1 John McEnroe. The Australian Open
more than 60 players held in a room at the Gloucester joined the US Open in offering the women’s event
Hotel in London the week before Wimbledon. The US equal prize money (temporarily did not between
Open, for the first time, offered equal prize money to 1996-2000).
men and women. Weeks later, King stuns Bobby Riggs 1986 Navratilova passes $10 million in career earnings.
in The Battle of the Sexes at the Houston Astrodome. 1988 Steffi Graf becomes the second woman in the Open
1974 The WTA signs the first television broadcast contract Era, after Margaret Court, to complete a calendar year
in the history of the organization, with US network Grand Slam – and makes it a ‘Golden Grand Slam’ by
CBS. winning the Olympic title in Seoul.
1975 The computerized ranking era begins with Chris 1990 The tour’s prize purse increases to $23 million with
Evert installed as the WTA’s first official world No.1 on new sponsor Kraft General Foods, and concludes
November 3, 1975. the season at Madison Square Garden, in New York,
1976 Colgate assumes sponsorship of tour events from with the first-ever $1 million tournament in women’s
April to November for four years, while Evert becomes sports. Navratilova wins a record ninth Wimbledon
the first female athlete to pass $1 million in career singles title.
earnings. 1992 For the second year in a row, the dominating Monica
1977 New York’s Madison Square Garden hosts the Virginia Seles earns more than the top men’s prize money
Slims Championships for the first time. leader, Stefan Edberg.

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1995 The WTA Players Association merges with the 2010 40 years on from the revolutionary Virginia Slims
Women’s Tennis Council to form the WTA Tour, and event at Houston in September 1970, prize money
following Monica Seles’ inspiring return to the sport has increased to $85 million.
in the summer, the season concludes with a new title 2011 China’s Li Na becomes the first player from Asia to
sponsor – software company Corel. win a Grand Slam singles title, at Roland Garros. For
1997 On March 30, Martina Hingis becomes the fastest the first time in WTA history, 10 different nations are
player ever to win $1 million in a season and a day later represented in the world’s Top 10 rankings. The TEB
became the youngest-ever world No.1, ending Graf’s BNP Paribas WTA Championships make a successful
record reign (for men and women) of 377 total weeks. debut in Istanbul, Turkey.
1999 After 17 years, Graf retires from the tour with 22 2012 Sharapova captures her first Roland Garros title to
Grand Slam singles titles and a record $21,895,277 in become the sixth woman in the Open Era to complete a
career earnings. career Grand Slam. Serena Williams defeats Sharapova
2000 Sanex bodycare products comes on board as to seal her career Golden Slam with gold at the London
the Tour’s title sponsor for three years. After 22 Olympics. For the first time since the 1980s, all nine
consecutive years, Madison Square Garden hosts its members of the trailblazing Original 9 are reunited
last season-ending WTA Championships. during the Family Circle Cup in Charleston.
2001 The Australian Open restores equal prize money, 2013 he WTA celebrates four decades of growth and
while overall Tour prize money increases to $50 achievement since the organization’s founding with a
million in 63 events, including the first-ever Middle season-long campaign named 40 LOVE, showcasing
Eastern Tour events in Doha, Qatar and Dubai, UAE. the pioneers and the current stars of the game. With
Munich hosts the season-ending Championships. players competing for a record-setting $118 million in
2002 The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, fulfill their prize money, 25 players finish the year with at least $1
father’s prophecy by becoming the No.1 players in million in prize money.
the world – first Venus in February, then Serena in July. 2014 Singapore becomes the first city in Asia-Pacific (ninth city
Serena wins three majors, defeating her older sister overall) to host the season finale – the BNP Paribas WTA
in each final. Los Angeles hosts the season-ending Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. For the first time,
Championships for the first time since 1976. the competition’s format includes representatives from the
2003 Serena Williams wins the Australian Open to complete past (Legends Classic), the present and the future (Rising
the ‘Serena Slam’ while Kim Clijsters becomes the first Stars Invitational and Future Stars). Serena Williams lifts
female athlete to earn $4 million in season earnings. the Billie Jean King Trophy for the third consecutive year,
2004 Dubai Duty Free becomes Presenting Sponsor of while Cara Black and Sania Mirza hoist the new Martina
the Middle East/Asia-Pacific region, while Anastasia Navratilova Doubles Trophy.
Myskina, Maria Sharapova and Svetlana Kuznetsova 2015 Serena Williams pockets her 21st major title (and second
lift Russia’s first Grand Slam singles titles. ‘Serena Slam’) at Wimbledon, but Roberta Vinci thwarts
2005 Sony Ericsson becomes the Tour’s worldwide title a calendar year Grand Slam at the US Open before
sponsor in a landmark $88 million, six-year deal, the falling to Flavia Pennetta in the first all-Italian Slam final.
largest and most comprehensive sponsorship in the Meantime, Venus Williams returns to the Top 10 for the
history of tennis and of women’s professional sport. first time in almost five years by winning the new WTA
As winner of the US Open Series, Kim Clijsters earns Elite Trophy in Zhuhai, China and Hingis burnishes her
double prize money for winning the US Open; her doubles comeback with titles at Wimbledon, the US
$2.2 million prize cheque was the single biggest Open and WTA Finals partnering Mirza – the first Indian
payday in women’s sports and in any official tennis woman to hold a WTA No.1 ranking.
event, men’s or women’s. 2016 The WTA heralds a new World No.1 after Angelique
2006 Game-changing innovations designed to make the sport Kerber captures her first Grand Slam titles at the
more fan-friendly and interactive include electronic line- Australian Open and US Open. The German’s ascent
calling and on-court coaching. Navratilova ends her 32- ends Serena’s three year reign in the top spot, but
year career in which she amassed more titles than any the American continues to rewrite the history books:
other female or male player. by winning her 22nd Grand Slam title at Wimbledon
2007 The historic achievement of equal prize money at she joins Graf for most majors won in the Open Era.
Roland Garros and Wimbledon means that following Elsewhere, surprise champions rule with Puerto Rico’s
a 30-year campaign, all four majors offer parity for Monica Puig winning her country’s first gold medal at
the first time. After two successful years in Madrid, the Rio Olympics, and Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova
the tour announces the season-ending Sony storming to victory at the WTA Finals in Singapore.
Ericsson Championships will move to Doha, Qatar 2017 Serena Williams won her record-setting 23rd career
for 2008-2010. Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, setting the
2008 Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the WTA opens Open Era record for most Grand Slam singles titles.
its first Asia-Pacific headquarters in Beijing, China, By the season’s end, a total of 43 different players
complementing existing offices in St Petersburg, won titles in 2017, including nine different players
Florida and London, England. Justine Henin becomes across the nine biggest events of 2017 - the Grand
the first player to retire while ranked No.1 in the Slams, Premier Mandatory events and WTA Finals. As
world, while a record five different women hold the a result, five different players held the WTA World No.1
No.1 ranking during the season (Henin, Sharapova, Ranking during the season including first time No.1s
Ivanovic, Jankovic, S.Williams). Doha, Qatar makes a Karolina Pliskova, Garbiñe Muguruza and eventual
successful debut as host of the season-ending Sony year-end No.1 Simona Halep.
Ericsson Championships. 2018 Four different players captured the Grand Slam
2009 The sweeping Roadmap circuit reforms come into singles titles, including three first-time winners –
effect, heralding a shorter season, more fan-friendly Caroline Wozniacki (Australian Open), Simona Halep
structure and a 40 per cent increase in prize money. (Roland Garros) and Naomi Osaka (US Open). A record
Clijsters storms out of retirement to win the US Open six players took home more than $5 million in prize
in only her third tournament back, while Serena earnings as the overall prize money reached $139
Williams becomes the first woman to earn more than million. The 2018 season marked the final chapter for
$6 million in a single season. Singapore as the host of the year-end WTA Finals as
Elina Svitolina took home the Billie Jean King Trophy.
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WTA Organizational Structure

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Steve Simon
Chief Executive Officer & Chairman

DIRECTORS

Adam Barrett Peter-Michael Reichel Jorge Salkeld


Tournament Class Director Tournament Class Director Tournament Class Director
Americas Europe Asia

Gary Brody Lisa Grattan Vanessa Webb David Haggerty


Player Class Director Player Class Director Player Class Director Federation Class Director

ALTERNATE DIRECTORS

Gavin Ziv Dianne Hayes Kris Dent


Tournament Class Director Player Class Director Federation Class Director

PLAYERS’ COUNCIL TOURNAMENT COUNCIL


1-20 RANKING CATEGORY ASIA-PACIFIC
Victoria Azarenka Stephen Duckitt
Johanna Konta Charles Hsiung
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Cameron Pearson
Venus Williams
EUROPE
21-50 RANKING CATEGORY Stephen Farrow
Lucie Safarova Markus Guenthardt
Gerard Tsobanian
51-100 RANKING CATEGORY
Julia Boserup AMERICAS
Eugene Lapierre
21+ RANKING CATEGORY Bob Moran
Bethanie Mattek-Sands Gavin Ziv

101+ RANKING CATEGORY


Kristie Ahn

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Steve Simon – CEO & Chairman , Women’s Tennis Association

From day one since his appointment as WTA CEO,


Steve Simon marked his tenure as an instigator of
change, spearheading ambitious plans to deliver
long-term community and commercial growth for
women’s tennis.
Simon is a leader in the industry advocating
for progressive dialogue between players,
tournaments, governing bodies and Boards that
will further unite the sport on issues such as rules,
innovations, female leadership and technology.
Simon continues to oversee significant
investment in content production, including
a strong digital eco-system and initiatives to
reach fans in new and different ways. He has
also created WTA Charities, the WTA’s global
philanthropic organization dedicated to making
a positive impact across the globe.
Simon was a collegiate tennis player at Long
QUICK HITS Beach State University and after graduating, began
his career in the sports industry teaching and
• The WTA Board of Directors
unanimously approved the coaching tennis. He then joined adidas as national
appointment of Steve Simon tennis specialist in charge of the development
as the 10th CEO of the and management of all national junior, collegiate
Women’s Tennis Association and teaching professional programs, in addition
on October 4, 2015. to management of the regional sales office and
sponsorship and promotional programs.
• Served as Tournament Director
at BNP Paribas Open in Indian Simon joined the BNP Paribas Open team in 1989
Wells for 12 years from 2004-15. and was named Tournament Director of the BNP
Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden
• 
Played collegiate tennis at in 2004. During his tenure there, he also served
Long Beach State. as Chief Operating Officer of Desert Champions
• Competed in mixed doubles at LLC and Garden of Champions. Outside of the
Wimbledon in 1981 playing Grand Slams, under Simon’s leadership, the Indian
alongside Lea Antonopolis. Wells tournament became the largest two-week
combined tournament and is the most attended
• Born in Arcadia, California, USA, WTA and ATP Tour tennis tournament in the
Simon began playing tennis at world. Simon served as the BNP Paribas Open
10 years old after being
introduced to the sport by his representative on the ATP Media Board, and as a
father. member of the WTA Board from 2004-15, equally
serving as Chair of the WTA Tournament Council.
On October 4, 2015, by unanimous decision of
WTA CEO / EXECUTIVES:
the Board, Steve Simon was appointed CEO and
1973 Martin Carmichael
1974-85 Jerry Diamond
Chairman of the WTA.
1986-89 Merrett Stierheim
1990-93 Gerard Smith
1994-97 Anne Worcester
1998-01 Bart McGuire
2002-03 Kevin Wulff
2004-08 Larry Scott
2009-15 Stacey Allaster
2015-present Steve Simon

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Executive Team

Steve Simon Micky Lawler Matthew Cenedella


CEO & Chairman President Chief Operating Officer

WTA Tour

Amy Binder Laura Ceccarelli Kathryn Chappetto Carole Doherty Ashley Keber
Vice President, Vice President, Vice President, Vice President, Vice President,
Global Communications Tournament Standards Partnerships Sport Sciences & Member Relations
& Supervisor Medicine

Peachy Kellmeyer Courtney McBride Jean Nachand Giulia Orlandi Joan Pennello
Executive Consultant Sr. Vice President, Sr. Vice President, Vice President, Sr. Vice President,
Governance & Competition & Officiating & Operations
Special Affairs Counsel On-site Operations Supervisor

David Palanzo Melissa Pine Wendy Ross Kathleen Stroia Tammy Zeph
Sr. Vice President, Vice President Vice President, Sr. Vice President, Vice President,
Legal & Business Affairs Global Program Development Consumer Marketing Sport Sciences & Medicine Finance

WTA Asia-Pacific

Fabrice Chouquet Wendy Jiang


Managing Director Commercial Vice President

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Media Information

The WTA‘s brand identity communicates and raises awareness of the WTA as the global leader in
women’s professional sport. This identity strengthens its presence in key media and commercial
properties (digital, broadcast, licensing) and imbues a sense of pride in the WTA brand and what it
stands for. The WTA logo is a modern reminder of the captivating athleticism and excitement that has
driven the international popularity and growth of women’s professional tennis. To request logo files,
please contact the WTA.

WTA RANKINGS: The WTA Ranking system is based on a 52-week, cumulative system. A player’s
ranking is determined by her results at a maximum of 16 tournaments for singles and 11 for
doubles. The rankings are updated every Monday, with the exception of two-week events. The
updated rankings are posted immediately to wtatennis.com.
PRESS CENTER: The Press Center on wtatennis.com is the home of media information, including
match notes, tournament statistics and WTA historical information.
CREDENTIALS: Media accreditation for WTA events and Grand Slams is handled by each respective
tournament. Please contact the respective tournament’s media director (as outlined in the
Tournament Directory) with the proper application. Credential information for the WTA Finals in
Shenzhen and WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai will be made available in Fall.
ALL ACCESS HOUR: At Premier events, top seeded players will participate in an All Access Hour media
availability. Specific timing of the media availability will be provided by the respective media director.
INTERVIEW REQUESTS: A representative of the WTA Communications team will liaise with media
for all interview requests. Interviews can be conducted as a post-match press conference or feature
interview. For any 1-on-1 interview requests, please contact the WTA Communications department
before the tournament begins.

Chase Altieri Amy Binder Jessica Culbreath Ellie Emerson Kevin Fischer
Manager, Vice President, Senior Manager, Manager, Communications Director, Statistics & Information
Communications Global Communications PR & Corporate eemerson@wtatennis.com kfischer@wtatennis.com
caltieri@wtatennis.com abinder@wtatennis.com Communications
jculbreath@wtatennis.com

Estelle LaPorte Adam Lincoln Alex Prior Catherine Sneddon Bryan Shapiro
Manager, Senior Manager, Senior Manager, Senior Manager, Manager,
Communications Communications Communications Communications Communications
elaporte@wtatennis.com alincoln@wtatennis.com aprior@wtatennis.com csneddon@wtatennis.com bshapiro@wtatennis.com

Chris Whitmore Yanyan Xu


Manager, Senior Manager,
Communications Communications
cwhitmore@wtatennis.com xyanyan@wtatennis.com

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On-Site Operations

Mariana Alves Tony Cho Laura Ceccarelli Kerrilyn Cramer Donna Kelso Martina Lutkova
Supervisor Supervisor Vice President, Supervisor Supervisor Supervisor
Tournament Standards
& Supervisor

Giulia Orlandi Cristina Romero Chen Shu Melanie Tabb Pam Whytcross Yannick Yoshizawa
Vice President, Supervisor Supervisor & Supervisor & Supervisor Supervisor
Officiating & Vice President Senior Manager,
Supervisor Event Relations, Tournament Administration
Asia-Pacific

Chair Umpires

Mariana Alves Pierre Bacchi Marjia Cicak Julie Kjendlie Kader Nouni Paula Vieira Juan Zhang
Portugal France Croatia Norway France Brazli China

Core Massage Therapists

Claire Cresswell Natalie Dent Petra Rauszen Lee Stang

Athlete Assistance

Kathy Martin Jessica Lidner


Senior Director, Senior Manager,
Athlete Assistance Athlete Assistance

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Sport Sciences & Medicine

Kathleen Stroia Lindsey Ayala Laura Chimimba Carole Doherty Lindsey Elizondo
Senior Vice President, Senior Manager, Manager, Vice President, Coordinator,
SS&M & Transitions SS&M & PHCP SS&M & PHCP SS&M & Operations SS&M & PHCP

Sue Stanley-Green Chris Kronk Martina Kehoe Paige Kensrue Dawn Muci
Manager, Manager, Coordinator, Coordinator, Coordinator,
SS&M & Operations SS&M & Transitions SS&M & PHCP SS&M & PHCP SS&M & PHCP

Lisa Pataky Anna Peavler Lauren Quinn Natasha Roberts Eva Scheumann
Coordinator, Coordinator, Coordinator, Coordinator, Senior Manager,
SS&M & PHCP SS&M & PHCP SS&M & PHCP SS&M & PHCP SS&M & PHCP

Physiotherapists

Elaine Brady Karen Bull Laure Duport Joani Essenmacher Belinda Herde

Karen Jordan Anne Sophie Laura Reshma Rathod Federica Scalabrino Victoria Shelley

Emma Stewart Jill Stutts Kate Watson

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WTA Player Development

WTA PLAYER DEVELOPMENT


Player Development is the WTA’s education and resource center, outreaching to WTA players and their support
teams. Player Development programs promote and enhance players’ career fulfillment, safety and well-being.
“How”, you might ask? Players access WTA services and gain concrete skills to maximize their performance and
mitigate the known environmental stressors.
 
Player Development programs are scientifically proven to keep female tennis players in and at the
top of their Game.
MENTOR PROGRAM– PARTNERS FOR SUCCESS
The first mentor program in professional sports, Partners For Success brings together young players with veteran
and retired players who share their dynamic experience to help these protégés make a smooth transition into
their careers. Billie Jean King, the program’s historian, exemplifies the role of a mentor.
PLAYER ORIENTATION– ROOKIE HOURS
Players learn the on-site realities and responsibilities of being a participant on the WTA. The orientation helps the
players understand the building blocks of the business and her responsibilities and opportunities.
MEDIA TRAINING
Players learn how to be prepared, professional and self-expressive in public speaking opportunities.
 
PLANNINGZONE & SCHEDULEZONE
ScheduleZone is an interactive, online tool that players and their support teams use to optimize performance
and career longevity, and minimize the risks of injury. Players plan their upcoming tournament season taking
critical factors into account as they receive feedback specific to their age, ranking, and individualized scheduling
decisions. ScheduleZone is supported with other tennis-specific lessons on preparation, performance and
recovery.
PLAYER SUPPORT TEAM
Parents, coaches, agents, and fitness trainers are an integral part of each player’s career. The WTA is committed
to providing information to these support team members, ranging from what players will encounter in the
professional arena to the rules and expectations that govern all parties in the environment, including adherence
to the Code of Conduct and, for credentialed coaches, possession of a qualified coaching certification.
AGE ELIGIBLITY
The Age Eligibility Rule progressively allows players to play more and at a higher level by phasing them into
professional tennis in accordance with their age, their ranking and the skills gained from participation in Player
Development. Questions can be referred to Sarka Vitkova at svitkova@wtatennis.com or by referencing the
WTA Rulebook.
 
TRANSITIONS
Transitions is the culmination of the player journey and provides sophisticated education, training and career
guidance to maximize opportunities, in business and in life, during the tennis career and after. Current and
alumnae players have access to a range of programs, including: financial planning and investing; gaining
coaching certifications; networking and alumnae reunions; online graduate and undergraduate university
degree programs; and broadcasting and /business presentations.
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT - HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
As part of the WTA’s overall committed approach to the well-being and success of its players, Player Development
programs have been offered since 1995 to facilitate skill development, promote career fulfillment and longevity,
and minimize the physical, psychological and developmental risks of competing in women’s professional tennis.
In 2004, the WTA marked the 10-year anniversary of these model programs by conducting an extensive review,
guided by the Player Development Advisory Panel. The Panel is an independent, volunteer body of leading
international sports sciences and medicine professionals with extensive experience with female professional
athletes and tennis players. The panel is commissioned annually to advise the WTA on all aspects of its athlete
growth and development programs.

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WTA Player Development
continued

SUMMARY OF REVIEW FINDINGS


Since their implementation in 1995, the WTA’s innovative Player Development programs have been proven
successful at addressing the athletes’ top stress and performance-related factors, reducing burn-out and
increasing career longevity. Specific statistics include:
· Premature retirements (prior to age 22) dropped from 7% to less than 1%.
· Playing careers are lasting 24% longer and a WTA player was 73% more likely to enjoy a 15-year career in 2004
compared with 1994.
· 1994 athlete stressors such as media, loneliness and family are no longer at the top of the list. Performance-
based stressors, including injuries, expectations and competition are of increased concern and while
common in pro sports, are importantly addressed through the Roadmap and other WTA programs.
· Players and the tennis community overwhelmingly (90% overall) support the need for Player Development programs.
PANEL CONCLUSIONS
· The programs and rule have greatly reduced burnout while fostering the health, development and long-
term success of young athletes.
· The WTA’s Player Development is recognized as a model within the sports community in its approach to helping
athletes anticipate and manage the physical and psychological demands of full-time professional tennis.
· Early exposure to the programs is creating a new generation of athlete who can mitigate the sport’s external
factors (family, media, etc.) to focus more on important performance factors (expectations, injuries, etc.) that
maximize career potential.
AGE ELIGIBILITY RULE (AER) HIGHLIGHTS:
A 14-year-old may play up to 8 professional events (WTA & ITF Women’s Circuit), no more than 3 of which
can have prize money at $60K or greater; plus Fed Cup.
A 15-year-old may play up to 10 professional events (WTA & ITF Women’s Circuit), WTA Finals (if she
qualifies), plus Fed Cup.
A 16-year-old may play up to 12 professional events (WTA & ITF Women’s Circuit), WTA Finals (if she qualifies),
plus Fed Cup.
A 17-year-old may play up to 16 professional events (WTA & ITF Women’s Circuit), WTA Finals (if she qualifies),
plus Fed Cup. In the WTA Year of her 17th birthday a player may be named to the Top 10 and/or Premier
Player Lists.

Merited Increases: A player aged 15-17 is allowed up to four merited increases per birth year (i.e. birthday
to birthday). Merited increases are in addition to a player’s allotted number of Tournaments under the
AER, and may be earned as follows:

· 
WTA Premier Mandatory (PM)/Grand Slam (GS) eligibility: A player must be a direct ranking
acceptance into the Main Draw or Qualifying of PM/GS events. Players may include up to two Grand
Slam events in their total number of four merited increases. However, if a player accepts a Wild Card
into a PM or GS event rather than entering through direct ranking acceptance, the tournament shall be
included into her total allotment of Tournaments under the AER rather than as a merited increase.
· 
Pro Path: A player who is a Year-end Top 5 ITF Junior and/or has reached the singles final of a Junior
Grand Slam tournament may earn up to two merited increases at age 15 and up to three merited
increases at ages 16 and 17.
· 
If a player is eligible under both the WTA Premier Mandatory/Grand Slam and the Pro Path, she
may combine opportunities to reach the maximum of four merited increases per birth year. WTA
Premier Mandatory/Grand Slam and Pro Path merited increases can be used when a player and her
support team have completed all related Player Development requirements to-date. However, if a
player has not completed her Player Development requirements prior to taking the merited increase,
then participation in what would otherwise be a merited increase event is counted against her total
allotment of Tournaments under the AER.
· 
An 18-year-old may play an unlimited number of professional tournaments, Fed Cup and the WTA
Finals. The player will remain a full participant in Player Development until notified of graduation.
· 
Mandatory Play: All players, regardless of age, who by ranking (including Special Rankings) qualify
for acceptance into the Main Draw of a Premier Mandatory Tournament (Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid,
Beijing) or the Main Draw of a Grand Slam will be entered automatically. A player who has reached her
maximum number of professional tournaments under the Age Eligibility Rule prior to such mandatory
Tournaments will not be allowed to play in the Mandatory Tournament and will be assessed a fine
and/or receive zero ranking points unless she meets the requirements for it to count in addition to her
allotted number of Tournaments.
This serves as a brief view of the Age Eligibility Rule. The complete version of the Age Eligibility Rule is outlined in the WTA Rulebook.

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WTA Coach Initiatives

WTA COACH PROGRAM


The newly created WTA Coach Program is designed to professionalize, standardize, and recognize the important
role of coaching on the WTA, signifying that coaches are a key element of the WTA business. WTA coaches who
meet the minimum criteria and enroll are recognized as a WTA Registered Coach under the WTA Coach Program.

This program officially launched during the 2017 season and has since grown to include more than 70 coaches
who all enjoy certain benefits at WTA events. WTA Registered Coaches have become an active partner in
promoting the WTA, players, tournaments and women’s professional tennis around the world. The program
gives fans the ability to get closer to the game and the on-court action through coaches.
ON-COURT COACHING
On-court coaching was officially added to the WTA Rulebook in 2009 after extensive testing of the concept
and strong support from various constituents including broadcasters and tournaments. On-court coaching
allows a player (or team) to request her coach to come on court once per set either on a change of ends or at the
end of a set. A player or team may also request their coach to come on court if their opponent takes either a toilet
break or a medical timeout.

A player must designate her on-court coach prior to the start of her match. For doubles, both players may designate
an on-court coach, however only one coach is permitted on court at a time. All coaches called on court during
televised matches will be required to wear a microphone to capture the coaching conversation for viewers to hear.
SAP TENNIS ANALYTICS FOR COACHES
In August 2015, the WTA launched the SAP Tennis Analytics for coaches powered by SAP HANA. The application
allows for real-time statistics and data during matches. For the first time ever in professional tennis, players
and coaches can access real-time performance data during live match play. SAP Tennis Analytics for coaches is
available exclusively for the WTA and available on WTA-authorized tablets. It provides insight to help players
and coaches analyze performance and optimize strategy. Examples of statistics include: 1) side-by-side
comparisons of the full list of match stats for both players updated every 15 seconds; 2) scoring data that
analyzes player’s service performance, success rate in closing out a game while serving and number of break
points saved and 3) tracking data which shows player’s serve direction and placement on the court, contact
point for returning a serve and placement of rally shots, along with much more.
SAP TENNIS ANALYTICS FOR MEDIA
Following the successful launch and application of the SAP Tennis Analytics for coaches, the new online portal
for media named SAP Tennis Analytics for media unveiled for the 2018 season. This is the latest technology
stemming from an ongoing partnership between SAP and the WTA. The software uses innovative technologies
and analytics to enhance the sport for tennis for players, coaches, tournament organizers, media and fans.

SAP Tennis Analytics for media has been specifically developed as a resource for media covering WTA tournaments.
The software helps enhance stories before, during and after matches and serves as a comprehensive database
housing key and informative WTA stats gathered over the course of 20 years. Additionally, the solution provides
real-time statistics with context for the first time, placing data and insights in the one place. Examples include
alerts to outliers of benchmarked data, a tournament performance center and post-match insights. SAP Tennis
Analytics for media delivers a tailored experience that can be customized based on individual needs. The
technology is available across devices, including mobile phones and tablets, so the media can access the portal
no matter where they are located as well as when they are on the go. To inquire about log-in details, please please
email sapanalyticsmedia@wtatennis.com.

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TOURNAMENT BREAKDOWN
BY SURFACE

HARD 37

CLAY 13

GRASS 5
0 10 20 30 40

CHAMPION RANKING POINTS


BY TOURNAMENT
2000

1500

1000

500

2000 1500 1000 900 750 470 280


0
PREMIER MANDATORY

INTERNATIONAL
GRAND SLAM

WTA FINALS

PREMIER 5

WTA ELITE TROPHY ZHUHAI

PREMIER
55 WTA TOURNAMENTS
BY REGION

BY COUNTRY
8 CHINA 2 SPAIN 1 MOROCCO

7 UNITED STATES 2 SWITZERLAND


OF AMERICA 1 NETHERLANDS

3 AUSTRALIA 1 AUSTRIA 1 NEW ZEALAND

3 GREAT BRITAIN 1 COLOMBIA 1 QATAR

3 RUSSIA 1 CZECH REPUBLIC 1 ROMANIA

2 CANADA 1 FRANCE 1 THAILAND

2 GERMANY 1 HONG KONG 1 TURKEY


TOURNAMENTS

UNITED ARAB
2 ITALY 1 HUNGARY 1 EMIRATES
TOURNAMENTS

2 JAPAN 1 SOUTH KOREA 1 UZBEKISTAN

2 MEXICO 1 LUXEMBOURG
International Tennis Federation

As the world governing body of tennis, the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas and women’s Fed Cup by
International Tennis Federation (ITF) is responsible for BNP Paribas are the largest annual international team
every level of the sport including the regulation of competitions in sport and most prized in the ITF’s
rules and the future development of the game. Based event portfolio. Both have a rich history and have
in London, the ITF currently has 210 member nations consistently attracted the best players from each
and six regional associations, which administer the passing generation. Further information is available at
game in their respective areas, in close consultation www.daviscup.com and www.fedcup.com.
with the ITF.
The Olympic and Paralympic Tennis Events are also an
The ITF is committed to promoting tennis around the important part of the ITF’s responsibilities, with the
world and encouraging as many people as possible to 2020 events being held in Tokyo. For further
play the game. An estimated 100 million people enjoy information visit www.itftennis.com/olympics.
playing tennis in more than 200 countries worldwide,
making tennis one of the few truly global sports. The The development of tennis sits at the heart of the ITF’s
breadth of appeal is appropriately reflected in the ITF’s vision. The core objectives are increasing participation
active involvement in a range of circuits including the in tennis worldwide for all ages, playing standards and
newly launched ITF World Tennis Tour (incorporating physical abilities; and the development of talented
the former Men’s and Women’s Circuits, and Junior players, particularly those from nations that are both
Circuit), plus seniors tennis, wheelchair tennis and under-resourced and under-represented. The ITF aims
beach tennis. Dedicated websites for each of these to create a progressive global event structure from
circuits can be found at www.itftennis.com. introductory to senior professional levels; educate a
sufficient number of qualified coaches; support the
The women’s ITF World Tennis Tour serves as the development of new and existing facilities worldwide;
pathway between junior tennis and the women’s tour. and facilitate the learning and playing of tennis, and
During 2018, 511 ITF Women’s Circuit tournaments retention of players.
were organized in 64 countries worldwide, enabling
players to gain experience and earn the ranking points Development programme activities are funded jointly
necessary to enter WTA events. The total amount of by the ITF and the Grand Slam Development Fund.
prize money available on the Circuit was more than Since 1985 over $100 has been invested in tennis
$13 million. development worldwide. For further information visit
www.itftennis.com/development.
All players who compete in women’s ITF World Tennis
Tour tournaments must register for annual IPIN One of the ITF’s most important tasks is to safeguard
Membership (an IPIN fee is payable), giving them the future of the game. This is achieved through
access to the IPIN Online Service, which allows them to governance of the rules of tennis, conducting research
manage their playing schedule on the Circuit. Details into the technical aspects of tennis and by keeping
of all entry requirements and other related Circuit ahead of all new trends and issues. Regulation of the
information can be found www.itftennis.com. sport also includes keeping tennis free from drugs,
and the ITF is responsible for the management,
The ITF actively promotes the importance of administration and enforcement of the Tennis Anti-
representing one’s country whether at the Olympics Doping Programme at all WTA events.
or within the team competition format. The men’s

INTERNATIONAL TENNIS FEDERATION


Bank Lane, Roehampton
London, SW15 5XZ, UK
Phone: +44.20.8878.6464
E-mail: communications@itftennis.com

For further information on the ITF and its activities, please visit its website:
www.itftennis.com

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2019 WTA Calendar
Week Of Start Day City Tournament Surface
Main Draw
M/Q/D Level

31-Dec MON Brisbane, AUS Brisbane International ^ H 30/32/16 Premier

SUN Shenzhen, CHN Shenzhen Open ^ H 32/16/16 International

MON Auckland, NZL ASB Classic ^ H 32/32/16 International

7-Jan MON Sydney, AUS Sydney International ^ H 30/24/16 Premier

MON Hobart, AUS Hobart International ^ H 32/24/16 International

14-Jan
MON Melbourne, AUS Australian Open* ^ H 128/128/64 Grand Slam
21-Jan

28-Jan MON St Petersburg, RUS St Petersburg Ladies Trophy IH 28/32/16 Premier

MON Hua Hin, TPE Thailand Open IH 32/24/16 International

4-Feb SUN Fed Cup BNP Paribas First Round

11-Feb MON Doha, QAT Qatar Total Open 2019 H 28/32/16 Premier

18-Feb SUN Dubai, UAE Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships ^ H 56/32/28 Premier 5

MON Budapest, HUN Hungarian Ladies Open IH 32/24/16 International

25-Feb MON Acapulco, MEX Abierto Mexicano TELCEL, presentado por HSBC^ H 32/24/16 International

4-Mar
WED Indian Wells, USA BNP Paribas Open H 96/48/32 Premier Mandatory
11-Mar

18-Mar
TUE Miami, USA Miami Open presented by Itaú ^ H 96/48/32 Premier Mandatory
25-Mar

1-Apr MON Charleston, USA Volvo Car Open CL 56/32/16 Premier

MON Monterrey, MEX Abierto GNP Seguros H 32/32/16 International

8-Apr MON Bogotá, COL Claro Open Colsanitas CL 32/24/16 International

MON Lugano, SUI Samsung Open presented by Corner CL 32/24/16 International

15-Apr SUN Fed Cup BNP Paribas Semi-Finals and Playoffs*

22-Apr MON Stuttgart, GER Porsche Tennis Grand Prix ICL 28/32/16 Premier

MON Istanbul, TUR TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup CL 32/24/16 International

29-Apr MON Rabat, MAR Grand Prix De SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem ^ CL 32/32/16 International

MON Prague, CZE J&T Banka Prague Open ^ CL 32/32/16 International

6-May SAT Madrid, ESP Mutua Madrid Open ^ CL 64/32/28 Premier Mandatory

13-May MON Rome, ITA Internazionali BNL d’Italia CL 56/32/28 Premier 5

20-May SUN Nürnberg, GER NÜRNBERGER Versicherungs Cup ^ CL 32/24/16 International

SUN Strasbourg, FRA Internationaux de Strasbourg ^ CL 32/24/16 International

27-May
SUN Paris, FRA Roland Garros* ^ CL 128/96/64 Grand Slam
3-Jun

10-Jun MON Nottingham, GBR Nature Valley Open Nottingham G 32/24/16 International

MON
‘s-Hertogenbosch, NED Libéma Open G 32/24/16 International

17-Jun MON Birmingham, GBR Nature Valley Classic G 32/32/16 Premier

MON Mallorca, ESP Mallorca Open G 32/24/16 International

24-Jun SUN Eastbourne, GBR Nature Valley International ^ G 48/24/16 Premier

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2019 WTA Calendar

Main Draw
Week Of Start Day City Tournament Surface M/Q/D Level

1-Jul
MON Wimbledon, GBR The Championships - Wimbledon* ^ G 128/128/64 Grand Slam
8-Jul

15-Jul MON Bucharest, ROU Bucharest Open CL 32/32/16 International

MON Gstaad, SUI Ladies Championship Gstaad by Ixion Services CL 32/24/16 International

22-Jul MON Moscow, RUS Moscow River Cup CL 32/24/16 International

MON Palermo, ITA 30 o Palermo Ladies Open CL 32/24/16 International

29-Jul MON San Jose, USA Mubadala Sillicon Valley Classic H 28/16/16 Premier

MON Washington DC, USA Citi Open H 32/16/16 International

5-Aug MON Toronto, CAN Rogers Cup, presented by National Bank H 56/48/28 Premier 5

12-Aug MON Cincinnati, USA Western & Southern Open H 56/48/28 Premier 5

19-Aug SUN New Haven, USA Connecticut Open ^ H 30/48/16 Premier

26-Aug
MON New York, USA US Open* ^ H 128/128/64 Grand Slam
2-Sep

9-Sep MON Québec City, CAN Coupe Banque Nationale CA 32/24/16 International

MON Hiroshima, JPN Japan Women’s Open H 32/32/16 International


MON Nanchang, CHN Jiangxi Open H 32/24/16 International

16-Sep MON Tokyo, JPN Toray Pan Pacific Open H 28/32/16 Premier
MON Seoul, KOR Korea Open H 32/24/16 International

MON Guangzhou, CHN Guangzhou Open ^ H 32/24/16 International

23-Sep SUN Wuhan, CHN Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open ^ H 56/32/28 Premier 5

MON Tashkent, UZB Tashkent Open ^ H 32/16/16 International

30-Sep SAT Beijing, CHN China Open H 60¤/32/28 Premier Mandatory

7-Oct MON Hong Kong, HKG Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open H 32/24/16 International

MON Linz, AUT Upper Austria Ladies Linz IH 32/24/16 International

MON Tianjin, CHN Tianjin Open H 32/24/16 International

14-Oct MON Moscow , RUS VTB Kremlin Cup ^ IH 28/32/16 Premier


MON Luxembourg, LUX BGL BNP PARIBAS Luxembourg Open IH 32/32/16 International

21-Oct TUE Zhuhai, CHN WTA Elite Trophy H 12/-/6 WTA Elite Trophy

28-Oct SUN Shenzhen, CHN WT A Finals Shenzhen IH 8/--/8 WTA Finals

4-Nov

11-Nov

18-Nov

25-Nov OFF SEASON


2-Dec 8-10 WEEKS
9-Dec

16-Dec

23-Dec

*Grand Slams & Fed Cup are not CL=Clay court ICL=Indoor Clay Court Sunday singles final unless ¤ P erformance Byes
WTA events G=Grass Court CA=Indoor Carpet otherwise noted at follows: (Beijing)
H=Hard Court Outdoor IH=Indoor Hard Court ! Friday Final ^ Saturday Final

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Grand Slam® Profiles

AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Melbourne, Australia • January 14 - 29, 2019
Surface: Hard/Outdoors
Draw Sizes: 128M/128Q/64D
Venue: Melbourne Park
First Held: 1922 (first women’s singles event)
Website: www.australianopen.com
Tel: +61-3-9914-4400
Tournament Director: Craig Tiley
Media Director: Darren Pearce (dpearce@tennis.com.au)

ROLAND GARROS
Paris, France • May 26 - June 9, 2019
Surface: Red Clay/Outdoors
Draw Sizes: 128M/96Q/64D
Venue: Stade Roland Garros
First Held: 1925 (first women’s singles event)
Website: www.rolandgarros.com
Tel: +33-26-65-00-00
Tournament Director: Guy Forget
Media Director (TV): Sandra Gorline (sgorline@fft.fr)
Media Director (Print): Guillaume Lebastard (glebastard@fft.fr)

WIMBLEDON
London, England • July 1 - 14, 2019
Surface: Grass/Outdoors
Draw Sizes: 128M/128Q/64D
Venue: All England Lawn Tennis Club
First Held: 1884 (first ladies’ singles event)
Website: www.wimbledon.com
Tel: +44-20-8944-1066
Chief Executive: Richard Lewis
Head of Communications, Content and Digital: Alexandra Willis (awillis@aeltc.com)
Communications Lead: Eloise Tyson (etys@aeltc.com)

US OPEN
Flushing Meadows, NY, USA • August 26 - September 8, 2019
2018 Singles Champion: Naomi Osaka
2018 Doubles Champion: Ashleigh Barty/CoCo Vandeweghe
Surface: Hard/Outdoors
Draw Sizes: 128M/128Q/64D
Venue: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
First Held: 1887 (first women’s singles event)
Website: www.usopen.org
Tel: +1-914-696-7000
Tournament Director: David Brewer
Media Director: Chris Widmaier (widmaier@usta.com)

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BNP PARIBAS OPEN


Indian Wells, CA, USA • March 4 - 17, 2019
Surface: Hard/Outdoors
Draw Sizes: 96M/48Q/32D
Venue: Indian Wells Tennis Garden
First Held: 1989 (31st consecutive)
Website: www.bnpparibasopen.com
Tel: +1-760-200-8404
Tournament Director: Tommy Haas (thaas@iwtg.net)
Media Director: Matt Van Tuinen (matt@mvtpr.com)

MIAMI OPEN presented by ITAÚ


Miami, FL, USA • March 19 - April 1, 2018
Surface: Hard/Outdoors
Draw Sizes: 96M/48Q/32D
Venue: Tennis Center at Crandon Park
First Held: 1985 (35th consecutive)
Website: www.miamiopen.com
Tel: +1-305-446-2200
Tournament Director: James Blake (james.blake@img.com)
Media Director: Sam Henderson (sam.henderson@img.com)

MUTUA MADRID OPEN


Madrid, Spain • May 3 – 12, 2019
Surface: Red Clay/Outdoors
Draw Sizes: 64M/32Q/28D
Venue: La Caja Magica
First Held: 2009 (11th consecutive)
Website: www.madrid-open.com
Tel: +34-91-464-97-19
Tournament Director: Feliciano Lopez (flopez@madrid-open.com)
Media Director: Antonio Arenas (comunicacion@madrid-open.com)

CHINA OPEN
Beijing, China • September 22 – October 6, 2019
Surface: Hard/Outdoors
Draw Sizes: 60M/32Q/28D
Venue: National Tennis Centre
First Held: 2004 (16th consecutive)
Website: www.chinaopen.com.cn
Tel: +86.10.8437.0818 or 2208
Tournament Director: Alfred Zhang Jun Hui
Media Director: YaNan Wu (yanan.wu@chinaopen.com.cn)
Four Performance Byes awarded to Wuhan semifinalists if they are scheduled to compete in main draw at Beijing

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DUBAI - Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships


Dubai, UAE • February 17- March 2, 2019
Surface: Hard/Outdoors
Draw Sizes: 56M/32Q/28D
Venue: Dubai Tennis Stadium (Dubai, UAE)
First Held: 2001 (19th consecutive)
Website: www.dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com
Tournament Director: Salah Tahlak (salah.tahlak@ddf.ae)
Media Director: Sinead El Sibai (sinead.elsibai@ddf.ae)

ROME - Internazionali BNL d’Italia


Rome, Italy • May 6 -19, 2019
Surface: Red Clay/Outdoors
Draw Sizes: 56M/32Q/28D
Venue: Foro Italico (Rome, ITA)
First Held: 1973 (47th consecutive)
Website: www.internazionalibnlditalia.com
Tournament Director: Sergio Palmieri (s.palmieri@federtennis.it)
Media Director: Massimo Caputi (m.caputi@federtennis.it)

TORONTO – Rogers Cup presented by National Bank


Toronto, Canada • August 2 - 11, 2019
Surface: Hard/Outdoors
Draw Sizes: 56M/48Q/28D
Venue: Rexall Centre at York University
First Held: 1892 (118th non-consecutive; 1970 (50th consecutive years)
Website: www.rogerscup.com
Tournament Director: Karl Hale (khale@tenniscanada.com)
Media Director: Valerie Tetreault (vtetreault@tenniscanada.com)

CINCINNATI - Western & Southern Open


Cincinnati, OH, USA • August 10 - 18, 2019
Surface: Hard/Outdoors
Draw Sizes: 54M/48Q/28D
Venue: Lindner Family Tennis Center (Cincinnati, OH, USA)
First Held: 2004 (16th consecutive)
Website: www.cincytennis.com
Tournament Director: Andre Silva (asilva@cincytennis.com)
Media Director: Pete Holtermann (media@cincytennis.com)

WUHAN - Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open


Wuhan, China • September 22 - 28, 2019
Surface: Hard/Outdoors
Draw Sizes: 56M/32Q/28D
Venue: Wuhan Optical Valley Tennis Centre (Wuhan, China)
First Held: 2014 (6th consecutive)
Website: www.wuhanopen.org
Tournament Director: M r Zhu Jianbin (tina.cheng@wuhanopen.org),
Fabrice Chouquet (fabrice.chouquet@wuhanopen.org)
Media Director: Eleanor Preston (epreston@theemiliagroup.com)

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WTA Finals & WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai

WTA ELITE TROPHY ZHUHAI


Zhuhai, China • October 22 - 27, 2019

Host City: Zhuhai, China (5 years, 2015-19)


Venue: Hengqin International Tennis Center, Zhuhai
Prize Money: $2,349,363
Surface: Hard Outdoor Covered Court
Draw Size: 12 singles / 6 doubles teams
Championship Match: Sunday, Sunday 27, 2018
Website: www.wtaelitetrophy.com
Tournament Director: Jose Miguel Garcia (josemiguel.garcia@apgworld.com)

WTA ELITE TROPHY ZHUHAI QUICK HITS


• The WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai features 12 singles players (11 direct entries, 1 wildcard) competing in a round- robin
format. The direct entries will be the 11 highest ranked players not competing in the WTA Finals.
• The singles field will be divided into four groups, with each player playing two matches in the round- robin stage.
The top player from each group will advance to the semifinals.
• After the completion of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Transmarine Bridge, Zhuhai will become the only city in
China which is connected to Hong Kong and Macao by bridge and land.
• Hengqin International Tennis Center, with an area of about 148,000 square meters, is located at the heart of
Hengqin New Area, which is the third national new area approved by China’s State Council.
• Champions at the event have included Venus Williams (2015), Petra Kvitova (2016), Julia Goerges (2017) and
Ashleigh Barty (2018).

WTA FINALS SHENZHEN


Shenzhen, China • October 27 - November 3, 2019

Host City: Shenzhen (10 years, 2019-2028)


Prize Money: $14,000,000
Surface: Hard / Indoor
Draw Size: 8 singles / 8 doubles teams
Championship Match: Sunday, November 3, 2019
Website: www.wtafinals.com

WTA FINALS QUICK HITS


• 2019 will be the 49th staging of the WTA Finals (began in 1972) and first year in Shenzhen.
• 10 different cities have hosted the WTA Finals: Boca Raton (1972-73), Los Angeles (1974-76, 2002-05), Oakland
(1978), New York City (1979-2000) Munich (2001), Madrid (2006-07), Doha (2008-10), Istanbul (2011-13),
Singapore (2014-18) and now Shenzhen (2019-28).
• In 2003, the current round robin-format feeding into a four-woman single elimination draw returned to WTA
Finals for the first time since 1982.
• The Top 8 ranked singles players in the WTA Rankings the week of October 28, 2019 will qualify for the WTA Finals.
• The Porsche Race to Shenzhen Leaderboard on wtatennis.com serves as a ranking projection for the week of October
28, 2019, the Monday prior to the WTA Finals. The leaderboard includes points earned during the 2019 season.
• Players are awarded +125 ranking points for each round robin match played and an additional +125 points for
each round robin win; +360 points a win in the semifinals and +450 points for winning the final match; a player
can earn up to 1500 ranking points by winning all five matches at WTA Finals.
• The doubles competition features the Top 8 teams competing in a single elimination draw.

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WTA Premier Level Tournaments

BIRMINGHAM Nature Valley Classic June 17-23


Grass/Outdoors 32 singles / 32 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: Edgbaston Priory Club (Birmingham, England)
First Held: 1982 (38th consecutive)
Website: www.lta.org.uk/major-events/aegon-classic-birmingham/
Tournament Director: Patrick Hughesman (patrick.hughesman@LTA.org.uk)
Media Director: Eleanor Preston (epreston@theemiliagroup.com)

BRISBANE Brisbane International December 31 - January 6


Hard/Outdoors 30 singles / 32 qualifying / 16 doubles WTA / ATP Tour Combined Event - Saturday
Venue: Queensland Tennis Centre (Brisbane, Australia)
First Held: 2009 (11th consecutive)
Website: www.brisbaneinternational.com.au
Tournament Director: Cameron Pearson (cpearson@tennis.com.au)
Media Director: Carly Rossi (crossi@tennis.com.au)

CHARLESTON Volvo Car Open April 1-7


Green Clay/Outdoors 56 singles / 32 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: Family Circle Tennis Center (Charleston, SC, USA)
First Held: 1973 (47th consecutive)
Website: www.volvocaropen.com
Tournament Director: Bob Moran (Bob.Moran@meredith.com)
Media Director: Lee Deas (Lee@obviouslee.com)

DOHA Qatar Total Open February 11-16


Hard/Outdoors 28 singles / 32 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: Khalifa International Tennis Complex (Doha, QAT)
First Held: 2001 (17th non-consecutive, hosted WTA Finals from 2008-10)
Website: www.qatartennis.org
Tournament Director: Saad Al Mohanndi (saad@qatartennis.org)
Media Director: Redab Massoud (media@qatartennis.org)

EASTBOURNE Nature Valley International June 23-30


Grass/Outdoors 48 singles / 24 qualifying / 16 doubles WTA / ATP Tour Combined Event - Saturday Final
Venue: Devonshire Park (Eastbourne, Great Britain)
First Held: 1974 (44th non-consecutive)
Website: www.lta.org.uk/major-events/Aegon-International-Eastbourne/
Tournament Director: Gavin Fletcher (gavin.fletcher@lta.org.uk)
Media Director: Charlotte James (charlotte.james@lta.org.uk)

MOSCOW VTB Kremlin Cup October 14-20


Hard/Indoors 28 singles / 32 qualifying / 16 doubles WTA / ATP Tour Combined Event
Venue: Olympic Stadium (Moscow, Russia)
First Held: 1994 (26th consecutive)
Website: www.kremlincup.ru
Tournament Director: Aleksei Selivanenko (aleksei.selivanenko@octagon.com)
Media Director: Alsu Nizamieva (alsu.nizamieva@russport.ru)

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NEW HAVEN Connecticut Open August 18-24


Hard/Outdoors 30 singles / 48 qualifying / 16 doubles Saturday Final
Venue: Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale (New Haven, CT, USA)
First Held: 1998 (22nd consecutive)
Website: www.newhavenopen.com
Tournament Director: Anne Worcester (aworcester@newhavenopen.com)
Media Director: Katie Spellman (katie@katiespellman.com)

ST. PETERSBURG St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy January 28 - February 3


Hard/Indoors 28 singles / 32 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: Sibur Arena (St Petersburg, Russia)
First Held: 2016 (4th consecutive year)
Website: wta.formulatx.com
Tournament Director: Natalia Kamelzon (belokamennaya@inbox.ru)
Media Director: Mikhail Ivanov (mih-iv@yandex.ru)

SAN JOSE Mubadola Silicon Valley Classic July 29 - August 4


Hard/Outdoors 28 singles / 16 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: San José State University Tennis Center (San Jose, CA, USA)
First Held: 1987 (48th consecutive; 2nd year at San Jose)
Website: www.mubadalasvc.com
Tournament Director: Vickie Gunnarsson (vickie.gunnarsson@img.com)
Media Director: Sam Henderson (sam.henderson@img.com)

STUTTGART Porsche Tennis Grand Prix April 22-28


Red Clay/Indoors 28 singles / 32 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: Porsche Arena (Stuttgart, Germany)
First Held: 1978 (42nd consecutive)
Website: www.porsche-tennis.de
Tournament Director: Markus Guenthardt (markus.guenthardt@porsche.de)
Media Director: Claus-Peter Andorka (claus-peter.andorka@kircher-burkhardt.com)

SYDNEY Apia International Sydney January 7-12


Hard/Outdoors 30 singles / 32 qualifying / 16 doubles WTA / ATP Tour Combined Event - Friday Final
Venue: Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre (Sydney, Australia)
First Held: 1969 (47th non-consecutive)
Website: www.apiainternational.com.au
Tournament Director: Lawrence Robertson (lawrence.robertson@tennis.com.au)
Marketing & Communications: Tiffany Robertson (trobertson@tennis.com.au)
Media Director: Charlotte James (cjames@charlottejames.com.au)

TOKYO Toray Pan Pacific Open September 16-22


Hard/Outdoors 28 singles / 32 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: Ariake Colosseum (Tokyo, Japan)
First Held: 1984 (36th consecutive)
Website: www.toray-ppo.co.jp
Tournament Director: Yutaka Nakagawa (n190216@adk.jp)
Media Director: Noriyo Arima (noriyo@adk.jp)

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ACAPULCO Abierto Mexicano TELCEL presentado por HSBC February 25-March 2


Hard/Outdoors 32 singles / 24 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: The Fairmont Acapulco Princess Hotel
First Held: 2001 (19th consecutive)
Website: www.abiertomexicanodetenis.com
Tournament Director: Raul Zurutuza (rzurutuza@mextenis.com)
Media Director: Maria Fernanda Ruiz (marifer@mextenis.com)
AUCKLAND ASB Classic December 31-January 6
Hard/Outdoors 32 singles / 32 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: ASB Tennis Arena
First Held: 1985 (34th non-consecutive)
Website: www.asbclassic.co.nz
Tournament Director: Karl Budge (karl@tennisauckland.co.nz)
Media Director: Rewa Harriman (media@tennisauckland.co.nz)
BOGOTÁ Claro Open Colsanitas April 8-14
Red Clay/Outdoors 32 singles / 24 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: Club Campestre El Rancho
First Held: 1998 (22nd consecutive)
Website: www.copawtabogota.com
Tournament Director: Jhan Fontalvo (jhan.fontalvo@produccionesgrandslam.com)
Media Director: Jaime Bernal (prensa@produccionesgrandslam.com)
BUCHAREST Bucharest Open July 15-21
Clay/Outdoors 32 singles / 32 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: Arenele BNR Bucharest
First held: 2014 (6th consecutive)
Website: www.brdbucharestopen.ro
Tournament Director: Jeno Marky (jeno.marky@rta.hu)
Media Director: Adina Blaj (ablaj@frt.ro )
BUDAPEST Hungarian Ladies Open February 18-24
Hard/Indoors 32 singles / 24 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: Syma Hall
First held: 2017 (3rd consecutive year)
Website: www.hungarianladiesopen.com
Tournament Director: Attila Richter (arichter@huntennis.hu)
Media Director: Krisztina Tamás (press@huntennis.hu)
GSTAAD Ladies Championship Gstaad by Ixion Services July 15-21
Clay/Outdoors 32 singles / 24 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: Roy Emerson Arena
First Held: 2016 (4th consecutive)
Website: www.ladieschampionshipgstaad.ch
Tournament Director: Jean-Francois Collet (jfc@gcmsa.ch)
Media Director: Nik Schwab (sch@nikscwab.ch)
GUANGZHOU Guangzhou International Women’s Open September 16-21
Hard/Outdoors 32 singles / 24 qualifying / 16 doubles Saturday Final
Venue: Tianhe Sports Centre (Guangzhou, China)
First Held: 2004 (16th consecutive)
Website: www.gztennis.com
Tournament Director: Huang Jianting (hjthix@126.com)
Media Director: Catherine Xie (gzevent_xjx@hotmail.com)
HIROSHIMA Japan Women’s Tennis Open September 9-15
Hard/Outdoors 32 singles / 32 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: Hiroshima Regional Park
First Held: 2009 (11th consecutive)
Website: www.jw-open.jp
Tournament Director: Ms. Hikaru Mizutani (h-mizutani@jta-tennis.or.jp)
Media Director: Tomoko Hoffman (tomohoff@gmail.com)

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HOBART Hobart International January 7-12


Hard/Outdoors 32 singles / 24 qualifying / 16 doubles Saturday Final
Venue: Domain Tennis Centre
First Held: 1994 (26th consecutive)
Website: www.hobartinternational.com.au
Tournament Director: Darren Sturgess (dsturgess@tennis.com.au))
Media Director: Harriet Rendle (hrendle@tennis.com.au)
HONG KONG Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open October 7-13
Hard/Outdoors 32 singles / 24 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: Victoria Park Tennis Stadium
First Held: 2014 (6th consecutive)
Website: www.hongkongtennisopen.com
Tournament Director: Chris Lai (chris.lai@tennishk.org)
Media Director: Edith Lun (edith.lun@tennishk.org)
HUA HIN Thailand Open January 28-February 3
Hard/Outdoors 32 singles / 24 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: True Arena Hua Hin
First Held: 2019
Website: www.thailandopenhuahin.com
Tournament Director: Victor Ruiz (victor.ruiz@apgworld.com) and
Paradorn Srichaphan (Paradorn.s@truearenahuahin.com)
Media Director: TBC
ISTANBUL TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup April 22-28
Clay/Outdoors 32 singles / 24 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: Garanti Koza Arena )
First Held: 2005 (11th non-consecutive year; also hosted WTA Finals, 2011-13)
Website: www.istanbulcup.kozawos.com
Tournament Director: Yavuz Selek (yselek@garantikoza.com.tr)
Media Director: TBC
LINZ Ladies Linz presented by Upper Austria October 7-13
Hard/Indoors 32 singles / 24 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: Tips Arena Linz (Linz, Austria)
First Held: 1991 (29th consecutive)
Website: www.ladieslinz.at
Tournament Director: Sandra Reichel (sandra.reichel@matchmaker.at)
Media Director: Karlheinz Wieser (office@power-play.at)
LUGANO Ladies Open Lugano April 8-14
Clay/Outdoors 32 singles / 24 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: TC Lido Lugano
First Held: 2017 (3rd consecutive - staged in Biel in 2017, Lugano in 2018)
Website: www.ladiesopen.ch
Tournament Director: Geraldine Dondit (geraldine.dondit@infrontringier.ch)
Media Director: info@ladiesopen.ch
LUXEMBOURG BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open October 14-20
Hard/Indoors 32 singles / 32 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: CK Sportcenter Kockelscheuer
First Held: 1996 (24th consecutive)
Website: www.bglbnpparibas-open.lu
Tournament Director: Danielle Maas (dmaas.iwtp@gmail.com)
Media Director: Luc Hertges (info@iwtp.lu)
MALLORCA Mallorca Open June 17-23
Grass/Outdoors 32 singles / 24 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: Tennis Club Santa Ponsa
First Held: 2016 (4th consecutive year)
Website: www.wtamallorca.com
Tournament Director: Toni Nadal(toni.nadal@mallorcaopen.org)
Media Director: Benito Perez Barbadillo (info@wtamallorca.com)
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MONTERREY Abierto GNP Seguros April 1-7


Hard/Outdoors 32 singles / 32 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: Sierra Madre Tennis Club
First Held: 2009 (11th consecutive)
Website: www.abiertomonterrey.com
Tournament Director: Hernan Garza Echavarria (hernan.garza@hgpromotores.com)
Media Director: Daniela Garza (daniela.garza@abiertomonterrey.com)
MOSCOW Moscow River Cup July 22-28
Clay/Outdoors 32 singles / 24 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: National Tennis Center
First Held: 2018
Website: TBC
Tournament Director: Alexander Ostrovsky (Ostrovsky@01properties.ru)
Media Director: Alexandra Panteleymonova (panteleymonova@one-sgm.com)
NANCHANG Jiangxi Open September 9-15
Hard/Outdoors 32 singles / 24 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: Nanchang International Tennis Center
First Held: 2016 (3rd consecutive year)
Website: www.jxopen.net
Tournament Director: Adam Yun Chuan (adamyun@yeah.net)
Media Director: Qiu Youyi (youyi.qiu@chinaopen.com.cn)
NOTTINGHAM Nature Valley Open Nottingham June 10-15
Grass/Outdoors 32 singles / 24 qualifying / 16 doubles Saturday Final
Venue: Nottingham Tennis Centre
First Held: 2015 (4th consecutive)
Website: www.lta.org.uk/major-events/aegon-open-nottingham
Tournament Director: Rebecca James (Rebecca.james@lta.org.uk)
Media Director: John Dolan (John.Dolan@LTA.org.uk)
NÜRNBERG NÜRNBERGER Versicherungs Cup May 19-25
Red Clay/Outdoors 32 singles / 24 qualifying / 16 doubles Saturday Final
Venue: Tennis-Club 1.FC Nürnberg
First Held: 2013 (6th consecutive)
Website: www.nuernberger-versicherungscup.de
Tournament Director: Sandra Reichel (sandra.reichel@matchmaker.at)
Media Director: Oliver Qante (quante@uniqat-pr.de)
PALERMO 30o Palermo Ladies Open July 22-28
Clay/Outdoors 32 singles / 24 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: Country Time Club
First Held: 1990 (25th non-consecutive - staged in Palermo 1990-2013)
Website: www.palermoladiesopen.com
Tournament Director: Oliviero Palma (countrytime@tin.it)
Media Director: TBC (info@countrytimeclub.com)
PRAGUE J&T Banka Prague Open April 29 - May 4
Clay/Outdoors 32 singles / 32 qualifying / 16 doubles Saturday Final
Venue: TK Sparta Praha
First Held: 2015 (4th consecutive)
Website: www.wtapragueopen.cz
Tournament Director: Petra Cernoskova (petra@cernoskova.cz)
Media Director: Eva Slaninkova (e.slaninkova@tkspartapraha.cz)
QUÉBEC CITY Coupe Banque Nationale September 9-15
Hard/Indoors 32 singles / 24 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: PEPS Laval University
First Held: 1993 (26th consecutive)
Website: www.coupebanquenationale.ca
Tournament Director: Jacques Herisset (jacques.ric@sympatico.ca)
Media Director: Nicole Bouchard (nicole.bouchard@remparts.ca)

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RABAT Grand Prix De SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem April 29 -May 4


Clay/Outdoors 32 singles / 32 qualifying / 16 doubles Saturday Final
Venue: Royal Club de Tennis
First Held: 2001 (4th year in Rabat; 19th year overall)
Website: www.lallameryemtennis.com
Tournament Director: Khalid Outaleb (khalid.outaleb@gmail.com)
Media Director: TBC
‘s-HERTOGENBOSCH Ricoh Open June 10-16
Grass/Outdoors 32 singles / 24 qualifying / 16 doubles WTA / ATP Tour Combined Event
Venue: Autotron Rosmalen
First Held: 1996 (25th consecutive)
Website: www. ricoh-open.nl/
Tournament Director: Marcel Hunze (marcel.hunze@ricoh-open.nl)
Media Director: Marina Witte (info@nsp.nl)
SEOUL Korea Open September 16-22
Hard/Outdoors 32 singles / 24 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: Olympic Park Tennis Stadium (Seoul, Korea)
First Held: 2004 (16th consecutive)
Website: www.koreaopen.com
Tournament Director: Mr Jin-Soo Lee (jslhs1211@hanmail.net)
Media Director: Kim Wonmin (wmkim314@daum.net)
SHENZHEN SHENZHEN OPEN December 30-January 5
Hard/Outdoors 32 singles / 16 qualifying / 16 doubles Saturday Final
Venue: Shenzhen Longgang Sports Center
First Held: 2013 (7th consecutive year)
Website: www.ShenzhenOpenTennis.com
Tournament Director: Nick Freyer (nick.freyer@img.com)
Media Director: Robecta Yeung (robecta.yeung@imgworld.com)
STRASBOURG Internationaux de Strasbourg May 19-25
Red Clay/Outdoors 32 singles / 24 qualifying / 16 doubles Saturday Final
Venue: Tennis Club de Strasbourg
First Held: 1987 (32nd consecutive)
Website: www.internationaux-strasbourg.fr
Tournament Director: Denis Naegelen (naegelen@quarterback.fr)
Media Director: Caroline Rondet (rondet@quarterback.fr)
TASHKENT Tashkent Open September 23-28
Hard/Outdoors 32 singles / 16 qualifying / 16 doubles Saturday Final
Venue: Olympic Tennis School
First Held: 1999 (21st consecutive)
Website: www.tashkentopen.uz
Tournament Director: Valera Lim (Valera1001@yandex.ru)
Media Director: TBC
TIANJIN Tianjin Open October 7-13
Hard/Outdoors 32 singles / 24 qualifying / 16 doubles
Venue: Tianjin Tuanbo International Tennis Centre
First Held: 2014 (6th consecutive year)
Website: www.tianjinopen.com
Tournament Director: Stephen Duckitt (stephen.duckitt@apgworld.com)
Media Director: Sunder Iyer (siyer30@gmail.com)
WASHINGTON DC Citi Open July 29-August 4
Hard/Outdoors 32 singles / 16 qualifying / 16 doubles WTA / ATP Tour Combined Event
Venue: William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center
First Held: 2011 (8th consecutive)
Website: www.citiopentennis.com
Tournament Director: Keely O’Brien (kobrien@lagardere-unlimited.com)
Media Director: Sheena Pegarido (spegarido@linksp.com)

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WTA 125K Series

In May 2012, the WTA introduced WTA 125K Series events, a new stream of tournaments that provides
emerging markets a chance to showcase women’s professional tennis, offering up-and-coming players an
opportunity to play additional tournament matches and earn ranking points. With total prize money of
$125,000 and 160 ranking points for the champion, WTA 125K Series events are one level above top-tier
ITF Women’s Circuit, which offer $115,000 in total prize money and 150 ranking points for the champion.

2018 – CHAMPIONS SINGLES DOUBLES


Newport Beach, CA, USA Danielle Collins M.Doi/J.Teichmann
Indian Wells, CA, USA Sara Errani T.Townsend/Y.Wickmayer
Zhengzhou, China Zheng Saisai Y.Duan/Y.Wang
Anning, China Irina Khromacheva D.Jakupovic/I.Khromacheva
Bol, Croatia Tamara Zidansek M.Duque-Marino/Y.Wang
Chicago, IL, USA Petra Martic M.Barthel/Kr.Pliskova
Mumbai, India Luksika Kumkhum N.Dzalamidze/V.Kudermetova
Limoges, France Ekaterina Alexandrova V.Kudermetova/G.Voskoboeva
Houston, TX, USA Peng Shuai M.Manasse/J.Pegula
Taipei, Chinese Taipei Luksika Kumkhum A.Raina/K.Thandi

2017 – CHAMPIONS SINGLES DOUBLES


Zhengzhou, China Wang Qiang X.Han/L.Zhu
Bol, Croatia Aleksandra Krunic Cj.Chuang/Voracova
Dalian, China Kateryna Kozlova J.J.Lu/X.You
Limoges, France Monica Niculescu V.Savinykh/M.Zanevska
Hua Hin, Thailand Belinda Bencic Y.Duan/Y.Wang
Taipei, Chinese Taipei Belinda Bencic V.Kudermetova/A.Sabalenka
Honolulu, HI, USA Zhang Shuai S.W.Hsieh/S.Y.Hsieh
Mumbai, India Aryna Sabalenka B.Schoofs/V.Rodriguez
2016 – CHAMPIONS SINGLES DOUBLES
San Antonio, TX, USA Misaki Doi Groenefeld/Melichar
Bol, Croatia Mandy Minella Knoll/Martic
Dalian, China Kristyna Pliskova Y.H.Lee/Takahata
Taipei, Chinese Taipei Evgeniya Rodina Dzalamidze/Kudermetova
Limoges, France Ekaterina Alexandrova Mertens/Minella
Honolulu, HI, USA Catherine Bellis Hozumi/Kato
2015 – CHAMPIONS SINGLES DOUBLES
Nanchang, China Jelena Jankovic K.C. Chang/S.Zheng
Dalian, China Zheng Saisai K.L. Zhang/S.Zheng
Hua Hin, Thailand Yaroslava Shvedova C.Liang/Y.Wang
Limoges, France Caroline Garcia Minella/Krejcikova
Taipei, Chinese Taipei Timea Babos Hisami/Takahata
Carlsbad, CA, USA Yanina Wickmayer Royg/Ce
2014 – CHAMPIONS SINGLES DOUBLES
Nanchang, China Peng Shuai Chuang/Namigata
Suzhou, China Anna-Lena Friedsam C.Chan/Chuang
Ningbo, China Magda Linette Ar.Rodionova /Savchuk
Taipei, Chinese Taipei Vitalia Diatchenko H.Chan/Y.Chan
Limoges, France Tereza Smitkova Siniakova/Voracova
2013 – CHAMPIONS SINGLES DOUBLES
Cali, Colombia Lara Arruabarrena Castano/Duque-Mariño
Suzhou, China Shahar Peer Babos/Krajicek
Ningbo, China Bojana Jovanovski Zhang/Y.Chan
Nanjing, China Zhang Shuai Doi/Y.Xu
Taipei, Chinese Taipei Alison Van Uytvanck Garcia/Shvedova
2012 – CHAMPIONS SINGLES DOUBLES
Taipei, Chinese Taipei Kristina Mladenovic H.Chan/Mladenovic
Pune, India Elina Svitolina Bratchikova/Kalashnikova

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2018 WTA RANKINGS
YEAR-END TOP 100 BY NATION
UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA 12 GREAT BRITAIN 2
RUSSIA 8 KAZAKHSTAN 2
CZECH REPUBLIC 6 LATVIA 2
ROMANIA 6 POLAND 2
GERMANY 5 SWEDEN 2
AUSTRALIA 4 CANADA 1
BELARUS 4 DENMARK 1
CHINA 4 GREECE 1
SPAIN 4 HUNGARY 1
FRANCE 4 ITALY 1
UKRAINE 4 JAPAN 1
SLOVAKIA 4 NETHERLANDS 1
BELARUS 3 PUERTO RICO 1
SLOVENIA 3 SERBIA 1
SWITZERLAND 3 THAILAND 1
PLAYER PROFILES

CROATIA 2 TAIPEI 1
ESTONIA 2 TUNISIA 1
WTA Player Name Pronunciations

Amanda ANISIMOVA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ann-iss-im-OVA Mirjana LUCIC-BARONI . . . meer-YAH-nah LOO-chich bah-ROH-nee


Lara ARRUABARRENA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ah-roo-ah-bah-RAY-nah Ekaterina MAKAROVA . . . . . ee-KAT-eh-REE-nuh mah-KAH-ro-vuh
Victoria AZARENKA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a-zuh-REN-kuh Sania MIRZA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAHN-yuh MEER-zah
Timea BABOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ti-MAY-uh BAH-bosh Kristina MLADENOVIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mla-DEN-o-vitch
Timea BACSINSZKY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ti-MAY-uh bah-CHIN-ski Garbiñe MUGURUZA . . . . . . . . . . gar-BEE-nyuh moo-goo-ROO-tha
Irina-Camelia BEGU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . beg-OO Kurumi NARA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . koo-ROO-mee NAH-rah
Belinda BENCIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BEN-chich Monica NICULESCU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nee-koo-LESS-koo
Eugenie BOUCHARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . yoo-GEE-nee BOO-shard Naomi OSAKA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nay-o-mee o-SOCK-a
Madison BRENGLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BREN-gull Jelena OSTAPENKO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . YELL-e-nuh oh-stah-PENK-oh
Cagla BUYUKAKCAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHA-luh bee-YOO-ka-chai Pauline PARMENTIER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . par-MON-tee-ay
Mihaela BUZARNESCU . . . . . . . . . . me-hail-AH BOOZE-ar-nes-CUE Anastasia PAVLYUCHENKOVA . . . . . . . . . pav-lee-oo-CHEN-ko-vuh
Jana CEPELOVA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . YAH-nah che-peh-LOH-vah Andrea PETKOVIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ahn-DRAY-uh PET-koh-vich
Dominika CIBULKOVA . . . . . . doh-mi-NEE-kuh see-bool-KOH-vuh Karolina PLISKOVA . . . . . . . . . . . kah-ro-LEE-nah PLEESH-koh-vah
Sorana CIRSTEA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . soh-RAH-nuh ker-STAY-uh Kristyna PLISKOVA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kris-TEE-nah PLEESH-koh-vah
Alizé CORNET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ah-li-ZEH COR-neh Monica PUIG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pweeg
Oceane DODIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . oh-see-EN doh-DUH Yulia PUTINTSEVA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . YOOL-yah poo-TIN-sey-vah
Sara ERRANI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eh-RAH-nee Alison RISKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RISK
Anna-Lena FRIEDSAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREED-sum Aryna SABALENKA ���������������������������������� ah-ree-nah sah-bah-LENK-ah
Caroline GARCIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cah-roh-LEEN gar-SEE-yuh Maria SAKKARI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SHAH-kah-ree
Daria GAVRILOVA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DAH-ree-yuh gav-rih-LOH-vah Aliaksandra SASNOVICH����������allie-ahk-sahn-DRUH SASS-noh-VICH
Camila GIORGI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cuh-MIL-uh gee-OR-gee Andrea SESTINI HLAVACKOVA . . . an-DRAY-uh sess-tee-nee hla-vatch-KO-va
Julia GOERGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JOO-lee-uh GER-gess Maria SHARAPOVA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . shah-rah-POH-vuh
Viktorija GOLUBIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vik-TOR-ee-yah GOHL-uh-bich Anastasija SEVASTOVA . . . . . . ah-nah-STAY-zhah seh-vah-STO-vah
Simona HALEP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . si-MOH-nah HAH-lip Yaroslava SHVEDOVA . . . . . . . . . yah-ro-SLAH-vuh SHVEH-do-vuh
Nao HIBINO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . hee-BEE-no Laura SIEGEMUND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ZEE-geh-moond
Lucie HRADECKA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LOO-tsee-eh rah-DET-ska Katarina SINIAKOVA . . . . . . . . . . . ka-ta-REE-nah see-NYAH-koh-vah
HSIEH Su-Wei . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SHAY soo-way Samantha STOSUR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STOE-sur
Daria KASATKINA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DAH-ree-yuh kas-AT-kee-nah Barbora STRYCOVA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STREET-so-vah
Angelique KERBER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . on-jel-EEK KUR-bur Carla SUÁREZ NAVARRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SWAH-rez na-VAH-ro
Irina KHROMACHEVA . . . . . . . . . . . . . ee-REE-nuh kro-mah-CHE-vah Elina SVITOLINA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eh-LEE-nah svit-oh-LEE-nah
Vania KING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VAHN-yuh Ajla TOMLJANOVIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eye-lah tom-yawn-o-vich
Ana KONJUH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AAH-nah KOH-nyuhk Lesia TSURENKO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . less-ya tsoo-RENK-oh
Johanna KONTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . yo-HAH-na KOHN-ta CoCo VANDEWEGHE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VAN-da-way
Anett KONTAVEIT�������������������������������������������������ah-NET KOHN-ta-VEET Elena VESNINA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vez-NEE-nuh
Danka KOVINIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DAHN-kuh KOH-vee-neech Marketa VONDROUSOVA�������������������mar-ke-TAH von-DREW-so-VAH
Kateryna KOZLOVA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . koh-ZLOH-vah WANG Qiang . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WONG chee-ong
Kristina KUCOVA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KOO-cho-vah Yanina WICKMAYER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . yah-NEE-nuh WIK-my-er
Svetlana KUZNETSOVA . . . . . . . . . . svet-LAH-nah kooz-net-SO-vuh Carina WITTHOEFT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kah-REE-na VEET-huft
Petra KVITOVA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KVIT-oh-vuh Caroline WOZNIACKI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . woz-nee-AK-ee
Johanna LARSSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . yo-HAH-na LAR-son XU Yifan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JOO ee-FAH
Varvara LEPCHENKO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . var-var-a lep-chen-ko ZHANG Shuai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ZHUNG shway
Magda LINETTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MAHG-duh lih-NET ZHANG Saisai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ZHUNG sigh-sigh
Sabine LISICKI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . za-BEE-nuh LEE-zi-kee

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AMANDA ANISIMOVA USA

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
20-MAR-1992 (SAN SEBASTIÁN,
31-AUG-2001 (FREEHOLD, SPAIN)
NJ, USA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

92 767
HEIGHT
5’ 5” (1.66
5’11” M)
(1.8M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 1-OCT-2018 11-SEP-2017

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Finished the 2018 season ranked No.95, one of 12
2018 95 11-5 2016 764 -- Americans to finish the year in the Top 100. Also the
2017 192 0-2 youngest player in the year-end Top 100
•• Made Top 100 debut on September 17, 2018
SINGLES TITLES (0) •• Reached first career tour-level final at Hiroshima, an
FINALIST (1): 2018 - Hiroshima. International level event; advanced to the final as a
qualifier before falling to Hsieh Su-Wei in the
championship match
•• Reached a career-high ranking of No.92 on October 1,
2018, after reaching the final at Hiroshima
•• Became the first 16-year old to reach Indian Wells R16
•• since 2005 (Kutuzova); defeated No.9 ranked Kvitova en
route to the fourth round
•• Prior to run at Indian Wells, advanced to the semifinals
at the WTA 125K Series event staged at Indian Wells
•• Made Grand Slam main draw debut at 2017 Roland Garros
•• In juniors, won US Open girls’ singles in 2017 and was
R-Up at 2016 Roland Garros
•• Reached No.2 in junior world rankings
•• Father, Konstantin, and mother, Olga, were both born
and raised in Moscow; sister Maria Anisimova-Egee and
lives in New York
•• Born in New Jersey but moved to Miami at 3
•• Speaks English and Russian

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 0 - 2
W-L 18 17
AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - -
ROLAND GARROS 0-1 - 1r
WIMBLEDON - - -
US OPEN 0-1 1r -

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VICTORIA AZARENKA BLR

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
31-JUL-1989 (MINSK, BELARUS)
SINGLES DOUBLES

1 7
HEIGHT
6’ (1.83 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 30-JAN-2012 07-JUL-2008

WTA YEAR-END RANKING ADDITIONAL


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L MIXED DOUBLES - Winner (3): 2012 - Olympics (w/Mirnyi);
2018 51 17-12 2010 10 42-20 2008 - Roland Garros (w/B.Bryan); 2007 - US Open (w/Mirnyi).
2017 208 4-2 2009 7 45-15 Finalist (1): 2007 - Australian Open (w/Mirnyi).
2016 13 26-3 2008 15 40-20 BELARUSIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2005, 2007, 2009-11, 2015-16
2015 22 31-13 2007 30 30-16 BELARUSIAN OLYMPIC TEAM - 2008, 2012.
2014 32 15-9 2006 92 9-12
2013 2 43-9 2005 146 3-2 WTA FINALS HISTORY
2012 1 69-10 2004 506 -- SINGLES (8-10): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
2011 3 55-17 Played in WTA Finals in five consecutive years and in two
different cities: Doha and Istanbul… Best result is runner-
SINGLES TITLES (20) up in 2011 (l. Kvitova) and advanced to SF in 2012.
2016 Miami 2012 Australian Open
Indian Wells Sydney CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Brisbane 2011 Luxembourg •• Made return to tennis in June 2017 following birth of
2013 Cincinnati Marbella first child Leo in December 2016
Doha Miam •• Lifted three titles in 2016, at Brisbane (first title since
Australian Open 2010 Moscow 2013 Cincinnati) and ‘Sunshine Double’ of Indian Wells
2012 Linz Stanford and Miami – third woman to achieve feat after Graf in
Beijing 2009 Miami 1994 and 1996 and Clijsters in 2005
Indian Wells Memphis •• 2016 Miami marked 20th tour-level singles title of
Doha Brisbane career (20-16 record in finals)
•• Posted five consecutive Top 10 finishes between 2009
FINALIST (16): 2015 - Doha; 2014 - Brisbane; 2013 and 2013, qualifying for the WTA Finals on each occasion,
- Rome, Carlsbad, US Open; 2012 - Stuttgart, Madrid, reaching final at Istanbul in 2011 (l. Kvitova)
US Open; 2011 - Madrid, WTA Finals; 2010 - Dubai, •• Two-time Grand Slam champion, capturing back-to-
Eastbourne; 2008 - Gold Coast, Prague; 2007 - Estoril, back titles at the Australian Open in 2012 (d. Sharapova
Tashkent. in F) and 2013 (d. Li in F)
DOUBLES TITLES (6) •• Began 2012 with 26-match win streak – best start since
Hingis went 37-0 in 1997. Went on to win tour-leading
2011 Stanford w/Kirilenko 69 matches in 2012, season highlighted by six titles,
Madrid w/Kirilenko finishing as WTA’s year-end No.1
2010 Cincinnati w/Kirilenko •• Won two medals for Belarus at 2012 London Olympics –
2009 Indian Wells w/Zvonareva bronze in singles and mixed doubles gold (w/Mirnyi)
Memphis w/Wozniacki •• Also a two‐time Grand Slam runner‐up, at 2012 and 2013
2006 Tashkent w/Poutchek US Open (losing to S.Williams both times in 3s)
FINALIST (10): 2011 - Australian Open, Toronto (both •• Reached Wimbledon SF in 2011 and 2012, while best
w/Kirilenko); 2009 - Roland Garros (w/Vesnina); 2008 result at Roland Garros has been SF appearance in 2013
- Australian Open (w/Peer), Amelia Island (w/Vesnina); •• Three Grand Slam doubles R-Up, at 2008 Australian Open
2007 - Stanford, San Diego (both w/Chakvetadze), (w/Peer), 2009 Roland Garros (w/Vesnina) and 2011
Luxembourg (w/Peer), Moscow (w/Poutchek); 2006 - Australian Open (w/Kirilenko). Two-time Grand Slam
Memphis (w/Wozniacki). mixed doubles champion, at 2007 US Open (w/Mirnyi)
and 2008 Roland Garros (w/B.Bryan). Most recently
finished as mixed doubles R-Up at 2018 Wimbledon
(w/J.Murray)
•• Won girls’ singles titles at the Australian Open and US
Open in 2005

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 124 - 42
W-L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 39 - 9 - - QF 4r QF W W 4r QF 4r 3r 3r 1r
ROLAND GARROS 21 - 11 1r - 1r 3r - SF 4r QF 1r QF 4r 1r 1r
WIMBLEDON 30 - 11 2r 4r - QF 2r 2r SF SF 3r QF 3r 3r 1r
US OPEN 34 - 11 3r - - QF QF F F 3r 2r 3r 3r 4r 3r

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TIMEA BABOS HUN

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
10-MAY-1993 (SOPRAN, HUNGARY)
SINGLES DOUBLES

25 1
HEIGHT
5' 10" (1.78 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 19-SEP-2016 16-JUL-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING ADDITIONAL


SINGLES SINGLES DOUBLES WTA 125K SERIES TITLES - Singles (1): 2015 - Taipei-TPE.
YEAR RANK W-L RANK Doubles (1): 2013 - Suzhou-CHN (w/Krajicek).
2018 61 19-14 3 MIXED DOUBLES -Finalist (1): 2015 - Wimbledon (w/Peya).
2017 57 0-26 7 HUNGARIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2011-15, 2017
2016 26 35-28 15 HUNGARIAN OLYMPIC TEAM - 2012, 2016.
2015 85 12-21 11
2014 99 4-11 21 WTA FINALS HISTORY
2013 88 9-16 45 DOUBLES (7-3): 2015-18
2012 64 14-15 90 Qualified for WTA Finals in doubles four consecutive years -
2011 153 1-1 145 2015 (w/Mladenovic), 2016 (w/Shvedova), 2017 (w/Sestini
2010 329 0-1 406 Hlavackova) and 2018 (w/Mladenovic)... Won doubles title in
2009 700 - 671 2017 and 2018.
SINGLES TITLES (3) CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2018 Taipei City •• In 2018, won doubles titles at Australian Open, WTA
2017 Budapest Finals Singapore and Birmingham; also reached QF at
2012 Monterrey Wimbledon; crowned new WTA World No.1 in doubles
after Wimbledon run
FINALIST (5): 2018 - Monterrey; 2017 - Quebec City, •• (July 16, 2018); R-Up at US Open (all w/Mladenovic)
Tashkent; 2016 - Florianopolis; 2015 - Marrakech. •• At Australian Open, claimed career first Top 10 win over
DOUBLES TITLES (19) No.9 Vandeweghe in 1r (l. Suarez Navarro in 2r)
•• Lifted maiden Grand Slam doubles trophy at Melbourne
2018 WTA Finals w/Mladenovic Park (w/Mladenovic, d. Makarova/Vesnina in F); also
Birmingham w/Mladenovic R-Up in mixed doubles (w/Bopanna, l. Dabrowski/Pavic)
Australian Open w/Mladenovic •• In 2017, reached a career-high three singles finals (R-Up
2017 WTA FInals w/Hlavackova at Québec City and Tashkent), capturing the second WTA
Moscow w/Hlavackova singles title of her career on home soil in Budapest (d.
Tashkent w/Hlavackova Safarova in F)
Quebec City w/Hlavackova •• Produced an impressive season on the doubles court,
Rabat w/Hlavackova claiming a career-high six titles, including hoisting the
Sydney w/Pavlyuchenkova trophy at the 2017 WTA Finals in Singapore (w/Hlavackova)
2015 Rome w/Mladenovic •• Qualified in singles for the WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai in 2016
Marrakech w/Mladenovic •• Qualified for the 2016 WTA Finals in doubles w/Shvedova
Dubai w/Mladenovic – fell in 1r (l. Mattek-Sands/Safarova); also qualified for
2014 Kuala Lumpur w/H.Chan 2015 WTA Finals w/Mladenovic – pair exited at RR stage
Sydney w/Safarova •• Three-time Grand Slam doubles runner-up, at 2014
2013 Tashkent w/Shvedova Wimbledon (w/Mladenovic, l. Errani/Vinci), 2016
Marrakech w/Minella Wimbledon (w/Shvedova, l. S.Williams/V.Williams) and
Monterrey w/Date-Krumm 2018 US Open (w/Mladenovic, l. Barty/Vandeweghe)
Bogotá w/Minella •• Mixed doubles runner-up at 2015 Wimbledon (w/Peya l.
2012 Birmingham w/Hsieh Hingis/Paes) and 2018 Australian Open (w/Bopanna, l.
FINALIST (12): 2018 - Madrid, US Open (both w/Mladenovic); Dabrowski/Pavic)
2017 - Madrid, Beijing (both w/Hlavackova); 2016 - Miami,
Wimbledon (both w/Shvedova), Florianopolis (w/Jani); 2014
- Paris [Indoors], Wimbledon, Cincinnati (all w/Mladenovic),
Monterrey (w/Govortsova); 2013 - Hobart (w/Minella).

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 9 - 25
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2 - 6 2r 1r 2r 1r 1r 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 1 - 5 1r 1r 2r 1r - - 1r
WIMBLEDON 3 - 7 1r 1r 2r 2r 1r 1r 2r
US OPEN 3 - 7 1r 2r 3r 1r 1r 1r 1r

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ASHLEIGH BARTY AUS

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
24-APR-1996 (IPSWICH, AUSTRALIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

15 5
HEIGHT
5’ 5” (1.66 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 05-NOV-2018 21-MAY-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


SINGLES SINGLES DOUBLES •• In 2018, won two singles titles and four doubles titles
YEAR RANK W-L RANK •• Finished the 2018 season ranked No.15 in singles and
2018 15 46-19 7 No.7 in doubles; was one of only two players to finish the
2017 17 30-15 11 year in the Top 20 in both singles and doubles (along
2016 325 2-1 261 with Mertens)
2015 -- -- -- •• Made Top 20 debut and became Australia’s No.1 on
2014 218 1-5 39 October 23, 2017
2013 164 5-5 12 •• In terms of ranking, best career win was over No.3
2012 195 0-4 172 Kerber at 2018 Wuhan
•• Qualified for first WTA Finals in doubles in 2017 (w/
SINGLES TITLES (3) Dellacqua)
2018 WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai •• Took a break from tennis after 2014 US Open that lasted
Nottingham almost two years
2017 Kuala Lumpur. •• Returned to professional tennis in 2016, having enjoyed
a successful stint as an all‐rounder for the Brisbane Heat
FINALIST (3): 2018 - Sydney; 2017 - Birmingham, Wuhan. cricket team in the 2015‐16 Women’s Big Bash League
DOUBLES TITLES (9) •• Won Tennis Australia’s Newcombe Medal prize in 2018
•• Finished 2013 ranked No.12 in doubles – only teenager
2018 US Open w/Vandeweghe ranked in doubles Top 30
Montréal w/Schuurs •• Won 2011 Wimbledon girls’ singles title; finished 2011
Rome w/Schuurs as world No.2 ranked junior behind Khromacheva
Miami w/Vandeweghe •• In juniors, won national singles titles in 18&U, 16&U,
2017 Birmingham w/Dellacqua 14&U and 12&U age categories. Member of Junior Fed
Strasbourg w/Dellacqua Cup winning team in 2011 (Australia d. Canada in F)
Kuala Lumpur w/Dellacqua •• Lifted maiden Grand Slam doubles trophy at 2018 US
2014 Strasbourg w/Dellacqua Open (w/Vandeweghe), defeating No.1 seeds Krejcikova/
2013 Birmingham w/Dellacqua Siniakova in SF and No.2 seeds Mladenovic/Babos in F
FINALIST (20): 2018 - Australian Open, Indian Wells (both •• Advanced to three Grand Slam doubles finals in 2013
w/Vesnina); Montreal (w/L.Chan); 2017 - Roland Garros, (Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open) and also R-Up at
Eastbourne, New Haven; 2014 - Birmingham; 2013 - Australian Roland Garros in 2017 (all w/Dellacqua)
Open, Wimbledon, US Open (all w/Dellacqua). •• In April 2018, named National Indigenous Tennis
Ambassador by Tennis Australia,in conjunction with the
ADDITIONAL announcement, she flew to the remote Wurrumiyanga
AUSTRALIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2013-14, 2017-18 community on Bathurst Island in the Northern Territory
to conduct a clinic at a local school
WTA FINALS HISTORY
DOUBLES (1-2): 2017-18
Qualified for WTA Finals in back-to-back years - 2017 (w/Dellacqua)
and 2018 (w/Vandeweghe)... Lost in the opening round in 2017 (l.
Bertens/Larsson)... In 2018 defeated No.4 seed Mertens/Schuurs in
quarterfinals before losing to eventual champions Babos/
Mladenovic.

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 14 - 17
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 4 - 5 3r 3r - - 1r 1r 1r
ROLAND GARROS 2 - 5 2r 1r - - 1r 2r 1r
WIMBLEDON 2 - 3 3r 1r - - - - 1r
US OPEN 6 - 4 4r 3r - - 1r 2r -

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IRINA-CAMELIA BEGU ROU

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
26-AUG-1990 (BUCHAREST, ROMANIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

22 22
HEIGHT
5’ 11” (1.81 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 22-AUG-2016 01-OCT-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• 2018 marked fifth consecutive Top 100 season, finishing
2018 66 22-24 2011 40 16-11 at No.66
2017 43 20-23 2010 214 0-1 •• Won two doubles titles in 2018 – Shenzhen and
2016 29 25-21 2009 230 0-1 Bucharest – finishing the year at a career-best No.23 in
2015 31 29-22 2008 231 -- the WTA Doubles Rankings
2014 42 14-15 2007 710 -- •• Defeated No.5 Ostapenko at 2018 Madrid for second Top 5
2013 124 10-17 2006 974 -- win of career having beaten No.4 Muguruza at 2016 Madrid
2012 52 22-19 •• Reached SF stage of 2018 Australian Open doubles event
w/Niculescu
SINGLES TITLES (4) •• 2017 season was highlighted by lifting career fourth
2017 Bucharest singles title at Bucharest without dropping a set (d.
2016 Florianopolis Goerges in F); also took home the doubles trophy without
2015 Seoul dropping a set (as No.1 seeds w/Olaru, d. No.2 seeds
2012 Tashkent Mertens/Schuurs in F)
•• In 2016, equaled best Grand Slam result at Roland Garros
FINALIST (3): 2014 - Moscow; 2011 - Marbella, Budapest. by reaching R16 (l. Rogers) – also advanced to R16 at
DOUBLES TITLES (8) 2015 Australian Open (l. Bouchard). With Halep also
reaching R16 at 2016 Roland Garros, was first time since
2018 Buhcarest w/Mitu 1997 two Romanian women reached R16 at Paris since
Shenzhen w/Halep 1997 (Spirlea and Dragomir)
2017 Tianjin w/Errani •• Posted best ranking at No.22 (week of August 22, 2016)
Bucharest w/Olaru •• In run to QF at 2016 Madrid was one of four Romanians
2014 Seoul w/Arruabarrena for reach QF – which was first time this had occurred at
Rio de Janeiro w/Irigoyen a Premier Mandatory event (also Halep, Cirstea and Tig).
2013 ‘s-Hertogenbosch w/Medina Garrigues Secured two milestones during Madrid: career-best win
2012 Hobart w/Niculescu vs. No.4 Muguruza, and 300th match win of career (all
FINALIST (7): 2018 - Eastbourne (w/Buzarnescu), Tashkent levels) with R16 defeat of McHale
(w/Olaru); 2015 - Rio de Janeiro (w/Irigoyen), Wuhan, Moscow
(both w/Niculescu); 2012 - Fès (w/Cadantu), Luxembourg (w/
Niculescu).
ADDITIONAL
ROMANIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2010, 2012, 2014-18
ROMANIAN OLYMPIC TEAM - 2012, 2016.

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 22 - 30
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 6 - 7 2r 2r 1r 4r 1r 2r 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 9 - 7 3r 1r 4r 3r - 1r 2r 2r
WIMBLEDON 4 - 8 1r 2r 1r 3r 2r 1r 1r 1r
US OPEN 3 - 8 2r 1r 1r 1r 2r 1r 2r 1r

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BELINDA BENCIC SUI

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
10-MAR-1997 (FLAWIL, SWITZERLAND)
SINGLES DOUBLES

7 59
HEIGHT
5’ 9” (1.75 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 22-FEB-2016 01-FEB-2016

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• After finishing the 2017 season ranked No.167, bounced
2018 37 13-16 2014 33 19-17 back in 2018 climbing to No.37 by the end of the year.
2017 165 4-9 2013 212 2-3 •• 2018 season highlighted by reaching the Round of 16 at
2016 43 20-21 2012 626 0-1 Wimbledon; also reached quarterfinals at New Haven
2015 14 41-20 2011 1059 -- and Washington, D.C.
•• At 2018 Australian Open (R128), upset over No.5 V.
SINGLES TITLES (2) Williams, Bencic’s first-career victory over the
2015 Toronto American. With the win, the 20-year-old became just
2015 Eastbourne the sixth player all-time to defeat both Williams sisters
before her 21st birthday (also Hingis, Sharapova,
FINALIST (5): 2018 - Luxembourg; 2016 – St. Petersburg; Clijsters, Henin, Chakvetadze and more recently Osaka)
2015 - ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Tokyo [PPO]; 2014 - Tianjin. •• Also became the 43rd player in history to beat both
DOUBLES TITLES (2) Williams sisters in their career, and just the second Swiss
player to achieve the feat (after Martina Hingis)
2015 Washington, D.C. w/Mladenovic •• Best win of career came over No.1 S.Williams in
2015 Prague w/Siniakova semifinals at 2015 Toronto. At 18 years of age became
ADDITIONAL youngest player to defeat S.Williams in a completed match
since 2004 WTA Finals, when 17‐year‐old Sharapova d.
WTA 125K SERIES TITLES – Singles (2): 2017 – Hua Hin- Serena in F (Serena also lost at 2007 Charleston to then 17‐
THA, Taipei-TPE. year‐old Chan Yung‐Jan via first set retirement at 5‐3)
SWISS FED CUP – 2012, 2014-18. •• Run to 2016 St. Petersburg final saw her break into Top 10 (at
No.9) for the first time in her career; became 116th player to
break into the Top 10 since computerized rankings were
introduced in 1975. In the last 20 years, 11 players have made
their Top 10 debut before their 19th birthday
•• Reached a career-high ranking of No.7 (February 22, 2016)
•• At 2015 Eastbourne, aged 18 years, 109 days, became
second‐youngest player to win a WTA Premier‐level final.
Caroline Wozniacki won 2008 New Haven aged 18 years, 43
days
•• With 2015 Toronto triumph, became first teenager to win an
event at Premier 5 level or higher since Azarenka at 2009
Miami
•• Qualified for 2015 WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai however
withdrew due to hand injury
•• Voted 2014 WTA Newcomer of the Year after rising 179 spots
in the rankings to finish season at No.33
•• Won junior singles titles at Roland Garros and Wimbledon in
2013; was named ITF Junior World Champion for 2013
•• Achieved best Grand Slam singles result when she advanced
to QF at 2014 US Open; defeated two Top 10 players en route
(No.7 Kerber in 3r, No.10 Jankovic in R16). At 17 years of age,
was youngest player through to last eight at Flushing
Meadows since 1997 when Hingis won the title

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 24- 16
W - L 18 17 16 15 14
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 5-5 2r 1r 4r 1r 2r
ROLAND GARROS 2-3 2r - - 2r 1r
WIMBLEDON 9-4 4r - 2r 4r 3r
US OPEN 8-4 1r - 3r 3r QF

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KIKI BERTENS NED

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
10-DEC-1991 (WATERINGEN, NETHERLANDS)
SINGLES DOUBLES

9 16
HEIGHT
6’ 0” (1.82 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 22-OCT-2018 16-APR-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• First Dutchwoman to compete at the WTA Finals in
2018 9 46-23 2012 63 11-12 singles in over 20 years, since Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
2017 31 32-26 2011 184 0-1 in 1997 (who also qualified from 1994-96). Betty Stove is
2016 22 30-20 2010 230 -- the only other Dutch woman to appear in singles at the
2015 101 10-18 2009 569 -- season-ending event (1972, 1974, 1977-78)
2014 69 11-14 2008 973 -- •• Is the first Dutchwoman to advance to SF at WTA Finals
2013 87 14-19 since Schultz-McCarthy in 1995, when the event was
played in a 16-player knockout format
SINGLES TITLES (7) •• Contesting week of Singapore on a career-high ranking
2018 Seoul of No.9 (October 22, 2018). Broke Top 10 on October 8,
Cincinnati 2018 to become first Dutch woman to be ranked in the
Charleston Top 10 in over 20 years, since Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
2017 Gstaad in 1996
Nürnberg •• Has won three titles, at Charleston (d. Goerges in F),
2016 Nürnberg Cincinnati (d. World No.1 Halep in F) and Seoul (d.
2012 Fès Tomljanovic in F)
•• Having also defeated No.2 Wozniacki en route to
FINALIST (2): 2018 - Madrid; 2016 - Gstaad. Cincinnati title, is first player to defeat the World No.1
DOUBLES TITLES (10) and World No.2 at tournament since Muguruza at 2017
Cincinnati (d. No.1 Ka.Pliskova and No.2 Halep)
2018 Brisbane w/Schuurs •• Reached one further final, at Premier Mandatory Madrid
2017 Linz w/Larsson (l. Kvitova in F). Also picked up a doubles title at Brisbane
Seoul w/Larsson (w/Schuurs)
Gstaad w/Larsson •• At Wimbledon, become the first Dutch woman to reach
Auckland w/Larsson QF since Krajicek in 2007.
2016 Luxembourg w/Larsson •• In 2016, qualified for the WTA Elite Trophy and went 0-2
Linz w/Larsson in singles – falling to Svitolina and Vesnina
Nürnberg w/Larsson •• Won maiden career singles title at 2012 Fès as a qualifier
2015 Bastad w/Larsson (d. Pous-Tio in F) in just her second main draw appearance
Hobart w/Larsson •• Best result across the Slams came with SF run at 2016
FINALIST (5): 2018 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Flipkens); 2017 - Roland Garros (l. eventual R-Up S.Williams)
's-Hertogenbosch (w/Schuurs), WTA Finals (w/Larsson); 2016 - •• With that result in Paris, became the first Dutch woman
Acapulco (w/Larsson); 2015 - Seoul (w/Larsson). to reach SF at Roland Garros since Marijke Schaar in 1971
(l. SF), and at any Slam since Betty Stove at 1977 US Open
ADDITIONAL (l. SF)
DUTCH FED CUP TEAM - 2011-12, 2014-17 •• Is a two-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist in doubles, at
DUTCH OLYMPIC TEAM - 2016 2015 Australian Open (w/Larsson, l. Goerges/
Groenefeld) and 2016 Roland Garros (w/Larsson, l.
WTA FINALS HISTORY eventual champions Garcia/Mladenovic)
SINGLES (2-2): 2018
DOUBLES (2-1): 2017
Became first Dutch player to compete in singles at the WTA Finals
since 1996 (Brenda Schultz-McCarthy)... Qualified for the WTA Finals
after Simona Halep withdrew prior to the tournament.. Advanced to
the semifinals after posting a 2-1 record in round-robin play... 2017
doubles finalist (w/Larsson) falling to Babos/Sestini Hlavackova in a
third-set tie-breaker of championship match.
GRAND SLAM HISTORY
Overall: 25 - 26
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 3 - 6 3r 1r 1r 2r 1r 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 11 - 7 3r 2r SF 1r 4r 1r 1r
WIMBLEDON 7 - 6 QF 1r 3r 1r - 1r 2r
US OPEN 4 - 7 3r 1r 1r 2r 1r 1r 2r

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ANNA BLINKOVA RUS

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
10-DEC-1991 (MOSCOW, RUSSIA)
SINGLES

97 87
HEIGHT
5’ 10” (1.79 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 22-OCT-2018 07-MAY-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• In 2018, appeared in 13 tour-level events, reaching R16
2018 98 6-13 2016 206 1-1 at Doha and 2r on five other occasions (including
2017 136 2-8 2015 826 -- Wimbledon). Also won third career ITF Circuit title at
$60k Croissy-Beaubourg
SINGLES TITLES (0) •• Best win of career to date came over No.13 Mladenovic
during 2018 Doha run
DOUBLES TITLES (1) •• Made Grand Slam main draw debut at 2017 Australian
2018 Rabat w/Olaru Open, coming through qualifying to reach 2r (l. Ka.
Pliskova)
ADDITIONAL •• WTA main draw debut came at 2016 Rabat (as wildcard,
RUSSIAN FED CUP – 2017 l. Bacsinszky). Posted first main draw win at 2016
Moscow (as qualifier, d. No.31 Sevastova, conceded w/o
to Konjuh in 2r)
•• Clinched first two ITF Circuit titles in 2016, at $10K ITF/
Stuttgart-GER and $25K ITF/Westende-BEL. Also owns
seven ITF doubles titles
•• Reached as high as No.3 in junior singles rankings,
finishing runner-up at 2015 Wimbledon (l. Zhuk)
•• Mother’s name is Elena; father’s name is Vladimir
•• Likes to read – Jack London and Erich Maria Remarque
are her favorite authors. Also fond of classic Russian
literature and sports autobiographies (Andre Agassi,
Usain Bolt, Rafa Nadal, Andy Murray)
•• Speaks Russian, Slovak, French and English

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 2 - 6
W - L 18 17
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1-2 1r 2r
ROLAND GARROS - - -
WIMBLEDON 1-2 2r 1r
US OPEN 0-2 1r 1r

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ANA BOGDAN ROU

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
25-NOV-1992 (SINAIA, ROMANIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

59 313
HEIGHT
5’ 7” (1.71 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 11-JUN-2018 06-AUG-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• In 2018, reached third and fourth WTA SFs, at Monterrey
2018 71 14-16 2012 538 -- (l. eventual champion Muguruza) and Bogotá (l. eventual
2017 115 6-8 2011 616 -- champion Schmiedlova). Still waiting to reach maiden
2016 118 6-6 2010 804 -- tour-level final
2015 161 1-6 2009 503 -- •• Also achieved best Grand Slam result by reaching 3r at
2014 241 1-2 2008 794 -- 2018 Australian Open
2013 314 -- 2007 864 -- •• Rose to career-high No.59 in the rankings after 2r
showing at Roland Garros (June 11, 2018)
SINGLES TITLES (0) •• Advanced to first career WTA SF at 2016 Florianopolis
(upset former No.1 Jankovic en route). Also reached last
DOUBLES TITLES (0) four at Bucharest in 2017
•• Made Grand Slam debut in 2016 at US Open, reaching 2r
ADDITIONAL (as qualifier, l. Niculescu)
ROMANIAN FED CUP – 2018 •• Owns three Top 20 wins in career, defeating No.17
Sevastova (2017 Bucharest), No.18 Vesnina (2017 New
Haven) and No.11 Mladenovic (2018 Australian Open)
•• Transition from juniors to pro circuit was initially
hampered by a series of injuries, notably quadriceps
muscle rupture and a ski accident; more recently,
experienced problems with left Achilles tendon, starting
in December 2015
•• Winner of 11 singles titles and one doubles title on ITF
Circuit
•• Played first senior tournament at $25k/ITF Bucharest
and first WTA main draw at 2014 Bad Gasten (l. Ka.
Pliskova in 2r)
•• Father and long-time coach is Nicolae Ioan, mother is
Monica; parents own a restaurant in her hometown of Sinaia

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 7 - 9
W-L 18 17 16
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2-2 3r 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 1-2 2r 1r -
WIMBLEDON 1-2 1r 2r -
US OPEN 3-3 2r 2r 2r

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KATIE BOULTER GBR
DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
01-AUG-1996 (LEICESTER, UK)
SINGLES DOUBLES

92 458
HEIGHT
5’ 11” (180 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 22-OCT-2018 15-OCT-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• In 2018 played a mix of WTA and ITF Circuit events,
2018 100 6-8 2015 889 -- reaching first tour-level QFs at Nottingham (l. Barty)
2017 199 0-1 2014 411 -- and Tianjin (l. Ka.Pliskova); during Nottingham run, saw
2016 368 -- 2013 775 -- off Stosur – first win over former Grand Slam champion
•• Broke into Top 100 (at No.96) following Tianjin run
SINGLES TITLES (0) •• Scored maiden Grand Slam win during 2r run at 2018
Wimbledon (d. Cepede Royg, l. Osaka). Fell in qualifying
DOUBLES TITLES (0) at other three majors
•• Posted first career Top 50 wins in 2018, over No.47
ADDITIONAL Krunic at Washington D.C. and No.42 Sakkari at Tianjin
BRITISH FED CUP – 2018. •• Made tour level and Grand Slam main draw singles debut
at 2017 Wimbledon (l. McHale in 1r)
•• On ITF Circuit, winner of six singles titles and four
doubles titles
•• Played first professional events of career on ITF Circuit in
Britain in 2011
•• Junior highlights include winning Lemon Bowl in Rome
at age of 11, and reaching final at Junior Orange Bowl in
Florida at age 14. R-Up in girls’ doubles w/Jorovic at
2014 Australian Open
•• Hails from Woodhouse Eaves in Leicestershire. Away
from the court, is a dedicated follower of fashion

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 1 - 2
W-L 18 17
AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - -
ROLAND GARROS - - -
WIMBLEDON 1-2 2r 1r
US OPEN - - -

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MIHAELA BUZARNESCU ROU

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
04-MAY-1988 (BUCHAREST, ROMANIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

20 24
HEIGHT
5’ 9” (1.68M)
PLAYS
LEFT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 06-AUG-2018 22-OCT-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Enjoyed breakthrough year in 2018, reaching SF or
2018 24 36-21 2010 407 -- better on six occasions, highlighted by maiden tour-
2017 72 3-3 2009 433 -- level title at San Jose (d. Sakkari in final); posted career-
2016 377 -- 2008 386 -- high No.20 ranking following San Jose title run
2015 260 -- 2007 421 -- •• Also scored fifth career Top 20 win over Mertens en route
2014 891 -- 2006 254 -- to San Jose title, having previously upset No.6 Ostapenko
2013 -- -- 2005 427 -- (2018 Doha), No.4 Svitolina (2018 Roland Garros), No.5
2012 248 -- 2004 621 -- Svitolina (2018 Birmingham) and No.20 Bertens (2018
2011 155 -- Eastbourne)
•• Advanced to R16 at 2018 Roland Garros (l. Keys) for her
SINGLES TITLES (1) best result at a major to date; also made 3r at 2018
2018 San Jose Wimbledon (l. Ka.Pliskova). In doubles, reached QF stage
at 2018 Roland Garros (w/Bara, l. H.Chan/Z.Yang)
FINALIST (2): 2018 - Hobart, Prague. •• Retired w/right ankle injury during 2r match against
DOUBLES TITLES (1) Svitolina at 2018 Montréal, forcing her to miss remainder
of summer hard court season
2018 Strasbourg w/Olaru •• In singles and doubles, played a combined total of 115
FINALIST (3): 2018 - Prague (w/Marozava), Nottingham main draw matches in 2018 (also reached four WTA
(w/Watson), Eastbourne (w/Begu). doubles finals)
•• Broke into Top 100 after Linz run (October 16, 2017); at
ADDITIONAL 29 was the oldest Top 100 debutante since 33-year-old
ROMANIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2006, 2009, 2012, 2018 Obziler on February 19, 2007 at No.96
•• Rapid ascent up the rankings in 2017 helped by strong
showings on ITF Circuit, picking up seven titles,
including $100k ITF/Poitiers-FRA and $80k ITF/Biarritz-
FRA. Owns 22 singles and 34 doubles titles at this level
•• Before making tour-level main draw debut at 2017 US
Open (l. Wozniacki in 1r), had made 16 unsuccessful
attempts to qualify for tour-level tournaments,
including eight Grand Slams, dating back to 2007 Fès
•• Made professional debut at 2004 $10k ITF/Bucharest-
ROU (l. Savu in 1r)
•• Has been part of the Romanian national tennis
federation since age 12. Made Fed Cup debut in 2006
•• Father is Mihai, a former Romanian intercollegiate
tennis player, and mother is Marcela (pharmacist)
•• Gained PhD in sports science from UNEFS in Bucharest

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 5 - 4
W - L 18 17
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 0 - 1 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 3 - 1 4r -
WIMBLEDON 2 - 1 3r -
US OPEN 0-1 - 1r

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CHAN LATISHA TPE

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
17-AUG-1989 (TAIPEI, CHINESE TAIPEI)
SINGLES DOUBLES

50 1
HEIGHT
5’ 7” (1.70 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 11-JUN-2007 23-OCT-2017

WTA YEAR-END RANKING (DOUBLES) SINGLES TITLES (0)


2018 21 2013 98 2008 17 FINALIST (1): 2007 - Bangkok.
2017 1 2012 72 2007 8
2016 12 2011 42 2006 119 ADDITIONAL
2015 7 2010 18 2005 148 WTA 125K SERIES TITLES - Doubles (2): 2014 - Taipei, TPE
2014 36 2009 52 2004 373 (w/H.Chan); 2013 - Ningbo, CHN (w/Zhang)
MIXED DOUBLES - Finalist (1): 2011 - Australian Open (w/Hanley).
DOUBLES TITLES (29) CHINESE TAIPEI FED CUP TEAM - 2006-08, 2010, 2012, 2015-16.
2018 San Jose w/Peschke CHINESE TAIPEI OLYMPIC TEAM - 2016.
2017 Hong Kong w/H.Chan
Beijing w/Hingis WTA FINALS HISTORY
Wuhan w/Hingis DOUBLES (3-5): 2007, 2015-17
US Open w/Hingis Played in WTA Finals four times with three different partners and in
Cincinnati w/Hingis two different cities: Madrid (w/Chuang) and Singapore (w/H.Chan in
Eastbourne w/Hingis 2015-16 and Hingis in 2017)...Has advanced as far as the semifinal
Mallorca w/Hingis stage in 2015 (w/H.Chan) and 2017 (w/Hingis)...Became just the
Rome w/Hingis third team of sisters to compete in WTA Finals after Serena and Venus
Madrid w/Hingis Williams (2009) and Katerina and Manuela Maleeva (1986).
Indian Wells w/Hingis
Taipei City w/H.Chan CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2016 Hong Kong w/H.Chan •• Won first Grand Slam mixed doubles title at 2018
Doha w.H.Chan Australian Open (w/Dodig) and 29th career doubles title
Kaohsiung w/H.Chan at San Jose (w/Peschke)
2015 Tokyo [Japan Open] w/H.Chan •• Other highlights in 2018 were R-Up finish at Sydney (w/
Cincinnati w/H.Chan Sestini Hlavackova), two SFs and four QFs (including at
Pattaya City w/H.Chan Australian Open)
2014 Eastbourne w/H.Chan •• Finished 2017 season as joint No.1 in doubles (with
2013 Shenzhen w/H.Chan Hingis) after winning nine titles (including first major at
2010 Kuala Lumpur w/J.Zheng US Open), with the pair embarking on a 19-match
2009 Seoul w/Spears winning streak from Cincinnati through to WTA Finals
2008 Los Angeles w/Chuang Singapore SF
Rome w/Chuang •• First rose to World No.1 on October 23, 2017
Pattaya City w/Chuang •• In 2015, alongside sister Hao-Ching Chan became third
2007 ‘s-Hertogenbosch w/Chuang set of siblings to compete at WTA Finals (after Serena
Birmingham w/Chuang and Venus Williams in 2009 and Katerina and Manuela
Bangalore w/Chuang Maleeva in 1986). Also qualified for WTA Finals in 2007
2005 Seoul w/Chuang (w/Chuang) and 2016 (w/H.Chan)
•• Mixed doubles finalist at 2011 Australian Open (w/Hanley)
FINALIST (23): 2018 - Sydney (w/Sestini Hlavackova), Montréal •• Last played singles at 2015 US Open (fell in qualifying), a
(w/Makarova); 2017 - Strasbourg (w/Hingis); 2016 - Eastbourne decade after making tour level main draw debut at
(w/H.Chan); 2015 - Australian Open, Eastbourne (both w/J. Flushing Meadows (as qualifier, l. S.Williams in 1r). In
Zheng), Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Beijing (both w/H.Chan); 2014 singles, achieved career-high ranking of No.50 on June
- Charleston (w/H.Chan), Kuala Lumpur (w/S.Zheng); 2012 - 11, 2007 and made one WTA singles final, at 2007
Pattaya City (w/H.Chan); 2010 - Hobart (w/Niculescu), Stanford Bangkok (l. Pennetta)
(w/J.Zheng); 2009 - Stanford (w/Niculescu); 2008 - Bangalore, •• On ITF Circuit, winner of 17 singles titles and 18 doubles
Strasbourg (both w/Chuang); 2007 - Australian Open, Pattaya titles
City, Indian Wells, US Open (all w/Chuang), Istanbul (w/Mirza), •• Father is Chan Yuan-Liang and mother is Liu Hsieh-Chen
Stuttgart (w/Safina); 2006 - Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/Chuang).

GRAND SLAM HISTORY (DOUBLES)


Overall Doubles: 74 - 39
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 22-11 QF 1r QF F 1r 1r - 3r 3r 1r 3r F
ROLAND GARROS 23-10 2r SF QF 3r 2r - 3r 3r 3r - QF QF
WIMBLEDON 8-11 2r QF 2r 1r 1r - 1r 2r 1r 1r 1r 3r
US OPEN 21-11 2r W 2r QF 2r 1r 1r 1r SF 2r 1r F

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DOMINIKA CIBULKOVA SVK

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
06-MAY-1989 (BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

4 59
HEIGHT
5’ 3” (1.61 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 20-MAR-2017 13-AUG-2012

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Advanced to QF or better on six occasions in 2018,
2018 25 28-19 2011 18 42-21 including R-Up finishes at Budapest (l. Van Uytvanck)
2017 26 26-22 2010 31 32-24 and Strasbourg (l. Pavlyuchenkova) and QF run at
2016 5 53-21 2009 30 23-18 Wimbledon (l. Cibulkova)
2015 38 19-16 2008 19 37-27 •• Loss to Pavlyuchenkova in Strasbourg final lasted three
2014 11 33-24 2007 52 17-18 hours and 36 minutes – the second-longest match on
2013 23 28-25 2006 156 2-2 tour in 2018
2012 15 36-27 2005 555 -- •• Upset Halep during run to 2018 Wuhan QF to register fifth
career victory over a reigning No.1, with other wins over
SINGLES TITLES (8) Wozniacki at 2011 Sydney and 2011 Wimbledon, Azarenka
2016 WTA FInals 2012 Roland Garros and Kerber at 2016 WTA Finals
Linz •• Capped career-best season in 2016 by winning biggest
Eastbourne title to date at WTA Finals in Singapore – went 1-2 in
Katowice group stage before defeating No.9 Kuznetsova in SF and
2014 Acapulco World No.1 Kerber in final
2013 Stanford •• Won 2016 WTA Comeback Player of the Year award –
2012 Carlsbad ended 2015 ranked No.38 having been sidelined for four
2011 Moscow months with a left Achilles problem, with ranking
dipping as low as No.66 in February 2016
FINALIST (13): 2018 - Budapest, Strasbourg; 2017 - New •• Won career-high 53 matches in 2016 (previous best was
Haven; 2016 - Acapulco, Madrid, Wuhan; 2014 - Australian 42 matches in 2011) and WTA leading four titles in 2016
Open, Kuala Lumpur; 2013 - Sydney; 2012 - Barcelona; 2011 •• Best result across the majors came with runner-up finish
- Linz; 2008 - Amelia Island, Montréal. at 2014 Australian Open (l. Li). Defeated four seeds en
DOUBLES TITLES (1) route to final at Melbourne Park, including No.3
Sharapova and No.5 A.Radwanska to become first player
2017 ‘s-Hertogenbosch w/Flipkens representing Slovakia (male or female) to reach a Grand
FINALIST (2): - 2013 - ‘s-Hertogenbosch (w/Parra Santonja); Slam singles final
2011 - ‘s-Hertogenbosch (w/Pennetta). •• Broke into Top 10 at No.10 on March 31, 2014 (after Miami)
•• Made WTA qualifying debut at 2005 Rabat and main
ADDITIONAL draw debut at 2006 Istanbul
SLOVAK FED CUP TEAM - 2005-14, 2016 •• In February 2014 launched her own sportswear and
SLOVAK OLYMPIC TEAM - 2008, 2012. accessories line, ‘Domi’, which incorporates her on‐court
Slovak catch-cry ‘Pome!’; proceeds go to her foundation
WTA FINALS HISTORY which assists athletes and other notables in her native
SINGLES (3-2): 2016 Slovakia who have fallen on tough times
In 2016, became fourth player making event debut to win •• Married husband Michal ‘Miso’ Navara in Bratislava in
the title… Finished second in her group with a 1-2 record in July 2016, after Wimbledon
round-robin play; defeated Kuznetsova (SF) and Kerber (F) •• Coached by Matej Liptak; fitness trainer and physio is
en route to the title… Third Slovak woman to qualify for Jozef Ivanko
WTA Finals, after Habsudova and Hantuchova.

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 80 - 44
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 19 - 11 1r 3r 1r QF F 2r 2r 3r 1r 4r 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 21 - 11 1r 2r 3r - 3r 2r QF 1r 3r SF 3r 3r
WIMBLEDON 22 - 11 QF 3r QF 1r 3r 3r 1r QF 3r 3r 1r -
US OPEN 18 - 11 4r 2r 3r 3r 1r 1r 3r 2r QF - 3r 2r

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DANIELLE COLLINS USA

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
13-DEC-1993 (ST. PETERSBURG,FLORIDA, USA )
SINGLES DOUBLES

35 399
HEIGHT
5’ 10” (1.78 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 06-AUG-2018 24-SEP-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Enjoyed breakthrough season in 2018, highlighted by
2018 36 17-17 2014 950 0-1 becoming first qualifier to reach Miami SF (l. Ostapenko)
2017 167 0-1 2013 -- -- •• Scored first Top 10 win over No.8 V.Williams during
2016 299 0-1 2012 -- -- Miami run. Earned USD$327,965 by reaching the last four
2015 -- -- 2011 608 -- at Key Biscayne, more than doubling her career earnings
at the time
SINGLES TITLES (0) •• Set career-high ranking of No.35 on August 6, 2018
following San Jose SF run
DOUBLES TITLES (0) •• Posted first tour-level wins during R16 showing at
Indian Wells (l. Suárez Navarro), where she scored her
ADDITIONAL first Top 50 win over No.15 Keys in 2r
WTA 125K SERIES TITLES – Singles (1): 2018 - Newport •• Gained first Grand Slam main draw acceptance at 2018
Beach-CA, USA. Roland Garros (l. Wozniacki in 1r). Also fell 1r at 2018
USA FED CUP – 2018. Wimbledon (l. Mertens) and US Open three times, in
2018 and after entering her home Slam on a wild card in
2014 (l. Halep in 1r) and 2016 (l. Rodina in 1r)
•• Graduated from University of Virginia in 2016 as the top-
ranked collegiate player in the country with a degree in
media studies. Illustrious college career brought two
NCAA singles titles in three seasons; became only the
seventh woman to win two NCAA singles titles

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 0 - 5
W-L 18 17 16 15 14
AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - - - - -
ROLAND GARROS 0-1 1r - - - -
WIMBLEDON 0-1 1r - - - -
US OPEN 0-3 1r - 1r - 1r

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ALIZÉ CORNET FRA

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
22-JAN-1990 (NICE, FRANCE)
SINGLES DOUBLES

11 59
HEIGHT
5’ 8” (1.73 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 16-FEB-2009 07-MAR-2011

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• In 2018, won sixth career title at Gstaad (d. Minella in F),
2018 47 23-24 2010 78 17-21 and reached two further QFs at Brisbane and Charleston
2017 38 24-23 2009 50 20-28 •• 2018 US Open marked 48th consecutive Grand Slam main
2016 46 21-22 2008 16 35-23 draw appearance – the longest streak among active
2015 43 23-27 2007 57 8-9 players. However, among active players also has the
2014 20 38-26 2006 189 1-2 most Grand Slam appearances (51) without reaching a
2013 27 35-27 2005 308 1-1 quarterfinal
2012 44 22-21 2004 861 --- •• At the majors, reached R16 on four occasions, at
2011 89 11-18 Australian Open in 2009 (l. Safina), Wimbledon in 2014
(l. eventual runner‐up Bouchard) and Roland Garros in
SINGLES TITLES (6) 2015 (l. Svitolina) and 2017 (l. Garcia)
2018 Gstaad •• Former World No.11 (achieved in February 2009) who
2016 Hobart broke back into Top 20 at end of 2014 for first time since
2014 Katowice May 2009; dropped out of Top 20 again after 2015 Dubai
2013 Strasbourg •• Owns five wins over Top 3 ranked opponents: No.1 S.
2012 Bad Gastein Williams (2014 Dubai, 2014 Wimbledon and 2014 Wuhan
2008 Budapest via ret.), No.3 A.Radwanska (2014 Katowice) and No.2
Halep (2015 Madrid); wins over S.Williams made her the
FINALIST (6): 2017 - Brisbane; 2014 - Dubai, Guangzhou; first player to defeat the American in three straight
2012 - Strasbourg; 2008 - Acapulco, Rome. meetings since Henin in 2007
DOUBLES TITLES (3) •• Qualified for 2013 and 2014 Tournament of Champions in
Sofia, Bulgaria
2015 Hong Kong w/Shvedova •• Three‐time doubles champion: 2008 Budapest (w/
2010 Strasbourg w/King Husarova), 2010 Strasbourg (w/King), 2015 Hong Kong
2008 Budapest w/Husarova (w/Shvedova)
FINALIST (3): 2017 - Stanford (w/Rosolska); 2014 - Guangzhou •• Made Grand Slam – and WTA main draw debut – as a
(w/Linette); 2011 - Dallas (w/Parmentier). 15‐year‐old at 2005 Roland Garros, advancing to 2r (l.
Mauresmo)
ADDITIONAL •• Member of French Fed Cup Team, 2008‐17; French
FRENCH FED CUP TEAM - 2008-17 Olympic Team, 2008, 2012, 2016
FRENCH OLYMPIC TEAM - 2008, 2012, 2016. •• Won 2007 Roland Garros girls’ singles (d. Duque-Mariño
in F)
•• Father is Francis (retired); mother is Patricia; brother is
Sébastien (PhD, also her agent)
•• Sponsors include Peugeot, Babolat and Lacoste

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 55 - 51
W-L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 15 - 13 3r 2r 2r 3r 3r 2r 1r 3r 1r 4r 2r 1r 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 18 - 14 2r 4r 3r 4r 2r 3r 1r 2r 1r 2r 3r 1r 2r 2r
WIMBLEDON 10 - 12 1r 1r 3r 2r 4r 3r 2r 1r 1r 1r 1r 2r - -
US OPEN 12 - 12 1r 2r 1r 1r 3r 3r 2r 2r 1r 2r 3r 3r - -

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GABRIELA DABROWSKI CAN

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
01-APR-92 (OTTAWA, CANADA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

164 7
HEIGHT
5’ 10’’ (1.78 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 03-NOV-2014 19-MAR-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


SINGLES DOUBLES SINGLES DOUBLES •• Highlights in 2018, were sixth, seventh and eighth
YEAR RANK RANK YEAR RANK RANK career titles at Sydney and Easbourne (both w/Xu) and
2018 461 10 2012 395 138 Doha (w/Ostapenko). Also reached SF at Wimbledon, St.
2017 278 18 2011 359 224 Petersburg and Indian Wells (all w/Xu)
2016 748 39 2010 494 321 •• Won mixed doubles at 2018 Australian Open (w/Pavic,
2015 318 48 2009 805 580 d. Babos/Bopanna in F) and finished R-Up at Roland
2014 164 58 2008 865 371 Garros (w/Pavic, l. L.Chan/Dodig)
2013 238 65 2007 835 1010 •• In April 2018, helped Canada beat Ukraine 3-2 in the
World Group II play-offs in Montréal, teaming up w/
SINGLES TITLES (0) Andreescu to clinch the tie in a dramatic finale with a
three-set doubles win over Bondarenko/Savchuk
DOUBLES TITLES (8) •• Alongside Xu qualified for 2017 and 2018 WTA Finals
2018 Eastbourne w/Xu Singapore, falling in QF on both occasions
Doha w/Ostapenko •• Aside for Wimbledon SF run in 2018, best Grand Slam
Sydney w/Xu doubles results were QF showings at 2018 Australian
2017 New Haven w/Xu Open and 2017 US Open (both w/Xu)
Miami w/Xu •• Won 2017 Roland Garros mixed doubles title (w/
2016 Mallorca w/Martinez Sanchez Bopanna, d. Groenefeld/Farah in F) to become first
2015 Monterrey w/Rosolska Canadian woman to win a senior Grand Slam title
2014 Washington, D.C. w/Aoyama •• Posted career-high doubles ranking of No.7 on March
19, 2018. Is yet to break Top 150 in singles
FINALIST (5): 2018 - Beijing (w/Xu); 2017 - Hobart (w/Z. •• At tour-level, best singles results are 2r appearances at
Yang); 2016 - Nottingham (w/Yang); 2013 - Brussels (w/Peer), 2014 Bastad (as qualifer, l. eventual champion Barthel)
Linz (w/Rosolska). and 2017 Rabat (as qualifer, l. Schiavone). While on ITF
ADDITIONAL Circuit, owns two singles titles, most recent at $25K
Nashville-TN,USA in 2016
MIXED DOUBLES TITLES – 2018 - Australian Open (w/ •• WTA debut in qualifying at 2006 Québec City – made
Pavic); 2017 - Roland Garros (w/Bopanna) WTA main draw debut nearly eight years later, at 2014
CANADIAN FED CUP TEAM – 2012-18. Bastad (as qualifier, l. Barthel in 2r)
WTA FINALS HISTORY •• Played first event of career on ITF Circuit in Canada in
2006
DOUBLES (0-2): 2017-18 •• Russell Boyd Park tennis courts in Ottawa where she
Qualified for WTA Finals in 2017 and 2018 (both with Xu Yifan). started playing as a junior are to be renamed in her
Lost in opening round in both appearances. honor
•• Parents are Yurek and Wanda
•• Trained for part of the year in Saddlebrook, Florida as a
teenager

GRAND SLAM HISTORY (DOUBLES)


Overall Doubles: 23 - 19
W-L 18 17 16 15 14
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 6-4 QF 2r 1r 3r -
ROLAND GARROS 6-5 3r 3r 2r 1r 2r
WIMBLEDON 5-5 SF 1r 2r 1r 1r
US OPEN 6-5 2r QF 1r 2r 1r

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OLGA DANILOVIC SRB

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
23-JAN-2001 (BUCHAREST, ROMANIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

96 167
HEIGHT
5’ 9” (1.76 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 08-OCT-2018 05-NOV-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L •• Made Top 100 debut on October 1, 2018, and climbed to
2018 103 6-1 a career-high ranking of No.96 the following week
2017 465 -- (October 8, 2018)
•• Fourth youngest player in the 2018 year-end Top 150
SINGLES TITLES (1) (behind only Kostyuk, Anisimova and Potapova)
2018 Moscow [River Cup] •• As a lucky loser at Moscow [River Cup], became the first
player born in 2000s to win a WTA singles title when she
DOUBLES TITLES (1) overcame fellow teenager Potapova in a three-set final
2018 Tashkent w/Zidansek •• Only other main draw appearance of season – and
career – was 2r showing at 2018 Tashkent.
ADDITIONAL •• Also won doubles title at 2018 Tashkent w/Zidansek (d.
SERBIAN FED CUP – 2018. Begu/Olaru in final)
•• Made her Fed Cup debut in February 2018 in Group I of
Fed Cup Europe/Africa Zone, winning all three singles
matches, including a 6–2, 6–4 win over World No.15
Sevastova
•• Her performances representing Serbia earned her the
Fed Cup Heart Award and a cheque of USD$1,000, which
she donated to University Children’s Hospital in Belgrade
•• Won girls’ doubles titles at Roland Garros, Wimbledon
and US Open
•• Father, Pedrag, is a former basketball player, while
mother, Svetlana is a sports reporter for Radio Television
of Serbia
•• Trains in Barcelona where she has been mentored since
2016 by former ATP No.2 Àlex Corretja

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KIRSTEN FLIPKENS BEL

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
10-JAN-1986 (GEEL, BELGIUM)
SINGLES DOUBLES

13 34
HEIGHT
5’ 5” (1.65 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 05-AUG-2013 22-OCT-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Highlight of 2018 season came during June and July on
2018 48 21-20 2009 81 9-11 grass, when she posted a 9-2 record; at ‘s-Hertogenbosch
2017 76 17-10 2008 104 1-3 was R-Up in singles (l. Krunic) and doubles (w/Bertens, l.
2016 63 23-21 2007 363 0-4 Mertens/Schuurs)
2015 93 14-17 2006 105 5-7 •• Also in 2018, reached SF at Nürnberg – defeated
2014 46 22-26 2005 201 1-3 defending champion Bertens in QF before falling to
2013 20 32-24 2004 169 3-4 eventual R-Up Riske – and QF at Lugano
2012 54 13-6 2003 363 0-3 •• Lifted fourth WTA doubles title at Linz in autumn 2018
2011 194 6-10 2002 560 -- (w/Larsson), rising to career-high doubles ranking of
2010 77 16-16 2001 1126 -- No.34 on October 22
•• Owns two Top 5 career wins, against No.2 Muguruza at
SINGLES TITLES (1) 2016 Mallorca and No.5 Stosur at 2012 ‘s-Hertogenbosch
2012 - Québec City •• Underwent surgery on right wrist on October 25, 2010.
Battled injuries in first half of 2012, including blood clots
FINALIST (3): 2018 - ‘s-Hertogenbosch; 2016 - Monterrey; in calf discovered in April; off tour for two months
2013 - ‘s-Hertogenbosch. causing ranking to drop as low as No.262 in June that year
DOUBLES TITLES (4) •• Set career-high singles ranking of No.13 on August 5, 2013
•• Member of the Belgian Fed Cup team that reached the
2018 Linz w/Larsson competition’s final in 2006. Also played 2003-13, 2015-
Lugano w/Mertens 18, and contested singles and doubles at 2016 Olympics
2017 ‘s-Hertogenbosch w/Cibulkova in Rio
2016 Seoul w/Larsson •• On ITF Circuit won 13 singles and one doubles title;
FINALIST (5): 2018 - Budapest, Nürnberg (both w/Larsson), played first events of career on ITF Circuit in 2001
‘s-Hertogenbosch (w/Bertens); 2017 - Nürnberg (w/Larsson), •• Named 2003 ITF Junior World Champion after winning
Luxembourg (w/Bouchard) girls’ titles at Wimbledon and US Open
•• Fluent in English, Dutch, French, and German
ADDITIONAL
BELGIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2003-13, 2015-18.
BELGIAN OLYMPIC TEAM - 2016.

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 34 - 40
W-L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 7 - 10 2r 1r 2r 1r 2r 4r - 1r 1r 2r - 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 7 - 10 2r 2r 1r 1r 2r 2r - 1r 2r 2r - - 2r
WIMBLEDON 14 - 10 2r 2r 2r 2r 3r SF - 1r 2r 3r - - 1r
US OPEN 6 - 10 2r 2r 1r 1r 1r 1r 2r - 1r 3r - - 2r

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CAROLINE GARCIA FRA

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
16-OCT-1993 (SAINT-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE, FRANCE)
SINGLES DOUBLES

4 2
HEIGHT
5’ 10” (1.77 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 10-SEP-2018 24-OCT-2016

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• In 2018, reached quarterfinals or better 10 times, winning
2018 19 39-22 2013 75 8-14 sixth career title at Tianjin; also reached semifinals at
2017 8 48-22 2012 138 1-6 Stuttgart and Madrid
2016 23 36-25 2011 146 2-4 •• Broke into the Top 5 on August 13, 2018 and reached a
2015 35 28-27 2010 280 -- career-high of No.4 on September 10, 2018
2014 38 25-23 2009 681 -- •• Became first player to win Wuhan and Beijing back-to-
back in 2017. As a result, qualified for WTA Finals. Was
SINGLES TITLES (6) ranked No.30 on the Race to Singapore Leaderboard in
2018 Tianjin May 2017
2017 Beijing •• Best win of her career came over No.2 Halep in 2017 Beijing
2017 Wuhan final
2016 Mallorca •• 2017 Wuhan marked first Premier-5 level title and 2017
2016 Strasbourg Beijing marked first Premier-Mandatory crown.
2014 Bogota •• Subsequently made Top 10 debut
•• Won a career-best 48 main draw matches in 2017 (48-22
FINALIST (2): 2015 - Acapulco, Monterrey. record, 2 titles)
DOUBLES TITLES (6) •• Qualifying for WTA Finals in 2017, became the first
Frenchwoman to compete at WTA Finals in singles since
2016 Charleston w/Mladenovic Mauresmo in 2006 (l. Henin in F).
Stuttgart w/Mladenovic •• Reached QF at 2017 Roland Garros, her best career Grand
Madrid w/Mladenovic Slam result
Roland Garros w/Mladenovic •• Won first Grand Slam doubles title at 2016 Roland Garros
2015 Eastbourne w/Srebotnik (w/Mladenovic)
2014 Bogotá w/Arruabarrena •• Played 2015 WTA Finals Rising Stars Invitational in
FINALIST (10): 2016 - Sydney, Dubai, US Open, Beijing Singapore (l. Osaka in F)
(w/Mladenovic); 2015 - Brisbane, Stuttgart, Toronto (all w/ •• Represented France at 2016 Rio Olympics in singles (2r)
Srebotnik); 2014 - Wuhan (w/Black), Linz (w/Beck), Moscow and doubles (1r, w/Mladenovic)
(w/Parra Santonja). •• Member of French Fed Cup team that advanced to 2016
competition final vs. Czech Republic
ADDITIONAL •• In juniors, girls’ singles runner-up at 2011 US Open and a
WTA 125K SERIES TITLES - Singles (1): 2016 - Limoges- semifinalist at the other three Grand Slams
FRA. Doubles (1): 2013 - Taipei-TPE (w/Shvedova). •• Played first professional match aged 13 at an ITF event in
FRENCH FED CUP TEAM - 2013-16 France in 2007
FRENCH OLYMPIC TEAM - 2016. •• Coached by father, Louis Paul Garcia; Mother is Marylene.
Played many sports when she was younger and chose
WTA FINALS HISTORY tennis because it was the one she enjoyed the most
SINGLES (2-2): 2017
DOUBLES (2-3): 2015-16
Made singles debut in 2017, advancing to the semifinal stage (l.
V.Williams)...Qualified in doubles twice, 2015 (w/Srebotnik)
and 2016 (w/Mladenovic)...Reached the semifinals in 2016.

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 32 - 27
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 8 - 7 4r 3r 1r 3r 1r 1r - 2r
ROLAND GARROS 10 - 8 4r QF 2r 1r 1r 2r 1r 2r
WIMBLEDON 7 - 6 1r 4r 2r 1r 3r 2r - -
US OPEN 7 - 6 3r 3r 3r 1r 1r 2r - -

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MARGARITA GASPARYAN RUS

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
01-SEP-1994 (MOSCOW, RUSSIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

41 25
HEIGHT
6’ (1.83 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (ONE-HANDED BACKHAND) 15-NOV-2016 06-JUN-2016

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Sidelined for half of 2016 and most of 2017 due to knee
2018 105 11-5 2014 217 0-1 surgeries
2017 -- -- 2013 318 -- •• Started the 2018 season unranked and re-entered the
2016 115 8-14 2012 231 0-1 Top 100 at No.92 on November 12, 2018
2015 62 10-6 2011 648 -- •• Scored first Top 10 win of her career over No.10 Bertens
at 2018 Linz
SINGLES TITLES (2) •• At No.299, became the lowest-ranked player to win a
2018 Tashkent WTA title in 2018 at Tashkent – and second-lowest
2015 Baku ranked WTA champion of all time after Angelique
Widjaja at 2001 Bali (ranked No.579)
DOUBLES TITLES (3) •• Finished 2015 season ranked No.62, her best year-end
2016 Prague w/Hlavackova finish. 2015 season was highlighted by winning first
2015 Tashkent w/Pankova career title (Baku) and two doubles titles (Baku and
Baku w/Pankova Tashkent, both w/Panova).
•• Nominated for WTA Newcomer of the Year in 2015
FINALIST (1): 2014 - Tashkent (w/Panova). (awarded to Gavrilova)
ADDITIONAL •• Reached career-high rankings during the 2016 season -
No.41 in singles (week of Feb. 15, 2016) and No.25 in
RUSSIAN FED CUP – 2013, 2016. doubles (week of May 6, 2016)
•• On ITF Circuit, owns nine singles titles and eight doubles
titles

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 3 - 6
W-L 18 17 16 15
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 3-1 - - 4r -
ROLAND GARROS 0-2 - - 1r 1r
WIMBLEDON 0-2 - - 1r 1r
US OPEN 0-1 1r - - -

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DARIA GAVRILOVA AUS

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
05-MAR-1994 (MOSCOW, RUSSIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

20 45
HEIGHT
5’ 5” (1.66 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 28-AUG-2017 25-SEP-2017

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• In 2018 reached the semifinals at Sydney and Acapulco
2018 38 27-25 2013 144 2-6 and finished the year ranked No.38, her fourth
2017 25 33-24 2012 215 1-1 consecutive Top 40 finish
2016 25 27-21 2011 383 -- •• Notched fourth Top 5 win of her career at 2018 Rome
2015 36 20-20 2010 515 0-1 over No.3 Muguruza, having also defeated No.2
2014 233 1-1 Sharapova (2015 Miami), No.5 Halep (2016 Rome) and
No.1 Kerber (2016 Hong Kong)
SINGLES TITLES (1) •• Seeded for the first time at the majors at 2017 Australian
2017 New Haven Open (at No.22) and enjoyed highest seeding at 2017
Wimbledon (at No.20)
FINALIST (3): 2017 - Strasbourg, Hong Kong; 2016 - Moscow •• Became Australia’s No.1 on June 12, 2017 for a total of 19
DOUBLES TITLES (1) weeks
•• On ITF Circuit, winner of four singles titles, including
2015 Istanbul w/Svitolina two in consecutive weeks in early 2015, as well as two
FINALIST (2): 2017 - Tokyo [PPO] (w/Kasatkina); 2016 - doubles titles
Moscow (w/Kasatkina). •• Nominated for 2017 Newcombe Medal
•• Voted 2015 WTA Newcomer of the Year - Catapulted from
ADDITIONAL No.233 at end of 2014 season to No.36 at end of 2015
AUSTRALIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2016-18 •• Tore ACL in right knee at WTA 125k Series event in Taipei
AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM - 2016. in November 2013; following surgery, did not play a
tournament until July 2014, at ITF level
•• Earned first main draw match win at 2012
‘s-Hertogenbsoch
•• Made WTA main draw debut as a wildcard at 2010
Moscow
•• Former World No.1 junior who won US Open girls’ singles
title and Youth Olympics gold medal in Singapore, both
in 2010

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 16 - 17
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 8 - 5 2r 4r 4r 1r - 2r
ROLAND GARROS 3 - 4 3r 1r 1r 2r - -
WIMBLEDON 3 - 4 3r 1r 2r 1r - -
US OPEN 2 - 4 2r 2r 1r 1r - -

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CAMILA GIORGI ITA

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
30-DEC-1991 (MACERATA, ITALY)
SINGLES DOUBLES

26 --
HEIGHT
5’ 6” (1.68 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 22-OCT-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Sole Italian woman to finish the 2018 WTA season inside
2018 26 29-16 2011 149 0-1 the Top 100, at a career-best No.26
2017 79 15-13 2010 244 -- •• Won a career-high 29 main draw matches in 2018,
2016 83 16-20 2009 285 -- including capturing her second career title at Linz
2015 34 26-23 2008 480 -- •• In 2018, earned $922,593, nearly one-third of her career
2014 35 28-20 2007 883 -- prize money, following first Grand Slam QF at Wimbledon
2013 93 8-11 2006 944 -- and second career WTA title at Linz
2012 79 6-10 •• Notched eighth career win over a Top 10 player against
No.2 Wozniacki at 2018 Tokyo [PPO]
SINGLES TITLES (2) •• In 2016 reached the final at Katowice for the third year in
2018 Linz a row
2015 ‘s-Hertogenbosch •• Enjoyed the only Grand Slam seeding of her career at
Wimbledon in 2015 (as No.31)
FINALIST (4): 2016 - Katowice; 2015 - Katowice; 2014 - •• Made Top 100 debut on July 9, 2012 and broke into Top
Katowice, Linz. 50 on May 26, 2014
ADDITIONAL •• Made main draw debut as a qualifier at 2011 Wimbledon
•• On ITF Circuit, winner of five singles titles
ITALIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2014-16.

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 28 - 27
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 4 - 6 2r 1r 1r 3r 2r 1r - -
ROLAND GARROS 5 - 6 3r 1r 2r 2r 2r 1r - -
WIMBLEDON 14 - 8 QF 3r 1r 3r 2r 3r 4r 1r
US OPEN 5 - 7 2r 1r 2r 1r 4r 1r -

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JULIA GOERGES GER

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
02-NOV-1988 (BAD OLDESLOE, GERMANY)
SINGLES DOUBLES

9 12
HEIGHT
5’ 11” (1.80M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 20-AUG-2018 22-AUG-2016

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Hit a tour-leading 492 aces in 2018. Also led WTA in first
2018 14 46-24 2011 21 38-25 serve points won (73.8%) and break points saved
2017 14 48-23 2010 40 29-23 (63.5%), while ranking second in service games won
2016 54 21-20 2009 78 9-11 (78.6%, behind only Barty, 78.7%)
2015 50 17-21 2008 102 6-8 •• Rode a 15-match winning streak into the 2018 season,
2014 75 14-18 2007 131 4-5 starting with title runs at 2017 Moscow, Zhuhai, 2018
2013 73 16-26 2006 425 -- Auckland and 1r at 2018 Australian Open
2012 18 35-28 2005 1118 -- •• Notched 46 match wins in 2018, tied with Halep, Kerber,
Barty, Mertens, Sabalenka and Bertens. Only Ka.Pliskova
SINGLES TITLES (6) (49) and Kvitova (47) won more matches in 2018
2018 Luxembourg •• Nominated for WTA Most Improved Player of the Year in
Auckland 2018, awarded to Bertens
2017 WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai •• Reached first career Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon
Moscow (l. Serena Williams)
2011 Stutgart •• As the defending champion, qualified for 2018 Elite
2010 Bad Gastein Trophy Zhuhai, where she advanced to the SF
•• Reached a career-high five finals in 2017 season,
FINALIST (8): 2018 - Charleston; 2017 - Mallorca, Bucharest, winning Moscow (d. Kasatkina in F) and biggest title of
Washington D.C.; 2016 - Auckland; 2012 - Dubai, Linz; 2010 - career at WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai (d. Vandeweghe in F).
Luxembourg. Finished R-Up at Mallorca (l. Sevastova), Bucharest (l.
DOUBLES TITLES (5) Begu) and Washington, D.C. (l. Makarova)
•• Enjoyed best doubles season to date in 2016, reaching
2015 New Haven w/Hradecka final at Indian Wells (w/Ka.Pliskova) and qualifying for
2012 Bad Gastein w/Craybas WTA Finals for the first time
2010 Copenhagen w/Groenefeld •• In 2011, posted wins over World No.1 Wozniacki in
2010 Seoul w/Hercog consecutive weeks (Stuttgart final and Madrid)
2009 Portoroz w/Uhlirova •• Made WTA main draw debut as a qualifier at 2007 Doha
FINALIST (11): 2016 - Indian Wells (w/Ka.Pliskova); 2014 - •• Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Germany in
Québec City (w/Hlavackova); 2013 - Auckland (w/Shvedova), 2005
Stanford (w/Jurak); 2012 - Auckland (w/Pennetta), Stuttgart
(w/Groenefeld), Linz (w/Zahlavova Strycova); 2011 - Bad
Gastein (w/Gajdosova), Linz (w/Groenefeld); 2010 - Palermo
(w/Craybas); 2009 - Istanbul (w/Schnyder).
ADDITIONAL
MIXED DOUBLES - Finalist (1): 2014 - Roland Garros (w/
Zimonjic).
GERMAN FED CUP TEAM - 2008, 2010-18
GERMAN OLYMPIC TEAM - 2012

WTA FINALS HISTORY


DOUBLES (0-1): 2016
Qualified for the WTA Finals with Karolina Pliskova in 2016...
Lost opening match (QF, l. Garcia/Mladenovic).

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 46 - 43
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 16 - 10 2r 2r 2r 4r 2r 4r 4r 3r 2r 1r - -
ROLAND GARROS 12 - 10 3r 1r 2r 4r 2r 1r 3r 3r 2r 1r - -
WIMBLEDON 10 - 11 SF 1r 1r 1r 1r 1r 3r 3r 1r 1r 2r -
US OPEN 8 - 12 2r 4r 2r 1r 1r 1r 1r 3r 2r 1r 1r 1r

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SIMONA HALEP ROU

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
27-SEP-1991 (CONSTANTA, ROMANIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

1 71
HEIGHT
5’ 6” (1.68 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 09-OCT-2017 15-MAY-2017

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Secured WTA Year-End World No.1 ranking for the
2018 1 46-11 2012 47 23-24 second straight year in 2018
2017 1 45-17 2011 53 16-22 •• Became 49th different woman to win a Grand Slam title
2016 4 45-18 2010 81 7-9 in the Open Era at 2018 Roland Garros, and the second
2015 2 49-17 2009 210 -- Romanian woman to win a Slam after Ruzici at 1978
2014 3 46-16 2008 352 -- Roland Garros
2013 11 50-17 •• First Romanian woman to advance to final at Australian
Open in 2018 (l. Wozniacki)
SINGLES TITLES (18) •• Became 25th woman in history of the WTA to earn the
2018 Montréal 2015 Shenzhen No.1 ranking on October 9, 2017
Roland Garros 2014 Bucharest •• Previous best ranking by a Romanian woman was No.7
Shenzhen Doha Irina Spirlea in 1997
2017 Madrid 2013 Sofia •• Entered Top 10 on January 27, 2014 and has remained
2016 Montréal Moscow there ever since
Bucharest New Haven •• Named WTA Player of the Year in 2018, as voted by
Madrid Budapest international media
2015 Indian Wells ‘s-Hertogenbosch •• Reached a tour-leading six singles finals in 2018
Dubai Nürnberg •• Reached the final in Singapore on debut in 2014, defeating
then-No.1 S.Williams in the round robin stage before
FINALIST (15): 2018 - Australian Open, Rome, Cincinnati; falling to the American in the championship match
2017 - Rome, Roland Garros, Cincinnati, Beijing; 2015 - •• Named 2013 WTA Most Improved Player after winning
Toronto, Cincinnati; 2014 - Madrid, Roland Garros, WTA her first six WTA titles and rising to year-end No.11
Finals; 2012 - Brussels; 2011 - Fès; 2010 - Fès. •• Reached first career final at 2010 Fés in just her third
DOUBLES TITLES (1) main draw appearance
•• Entered Top 10 on January 27, 2014, and then Top 5 on
2018 Shenzhen w/Begu March 17, 2014
FINALIST (1): 2016 - Montréal (w/Niculescu). •• Made Top 100 debut on July 12, 2010 and broke into Top
50 on September 12, 2011
ADDITIONAL •• Made WTA main draw debut at 2010 Marbella as a qualifier
ROMANIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2010, 2012, 2014-18 •• Former junior World No.1, won Roland Garros girls’
ROMANIAN OLYMPIC TEAM - 2012. singles title in 2008
WTA FINALS HISTORY
SINGLES (6-8): 2014-17
Played in WTA Finals in four consecutive years (2014-17);
qualified in 2018, but withdrew prior to the tournament due to
a back injury... 2014 WTA Finals runner-up (def. S.Williams in
round-robin play, but l. S.Williams in championship match)

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 73 - 33
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 16 - 8 F 1r 1r QF QF 1r 1r 3r -
ROLAND GARROS 24 - 8 W F 4r 2r F 1r 1r 2r 1r
WIMBLEDON 17 - 8 3r QF QF 1r SF 2r 1r 2r -
US OPEN 16 - 9 1r 1r QF SF 3r 4r 2r 2r 1r

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HSIEH SU-WEI TPE

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
04-JAN-1986 (KAOHSIUNG, CHINESE TAIPEI)
SINGLES DOUBLES

23 1
HEIGHT
5’ 7” (1.69 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BOTH SIDES) 25-FEB-2013 12-MAY-2014

WTA YEAR-END RANKING


SINGLES DOUBLES SINGLES DOUBLES ADDITIONAL
YEAR RANK RANK YEAR RANK RANK FED CUP - Chinese Taipei Fed Cup Team, 2003, 2006-08,
2018 28 17 2009 318 9 2010, 2012, 2015-16
2017 96 32 2008 79 53 CHINESE TAIPEI OLYMPIC TEAM - 2012.
2016 97 96 2007 143 46
2015 107 26 2006 140 102 WTA FINALS HISTORY
2014 144 5 2005 154 135 DOUBLES (3-1): 2013, 2014
2013 85 3 2004 426 166 Qualified for WTA Finals in doubles twice, on both occasions w/
2012 25 25 2003 653 523 Peng… Team won title on event debut at Istanbul in 2013 (d.
2011 172 35 2002 262 199 Makarova/Vesnina in F) and finished runners-up at Singapore in
2010 361 46 2001 165 513 2014 (l. Black/Mirza in F).
SINGLES TITLES (3) CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2018 Hiroshima •• Sole woman representing Chinese Taipei inside the year-
2012 Guangzhou end Top 100 in 2018
2012 Kuala Lumpur •• Returned to Top 30 on September 17, 2018 for the first time
since reaching career high of No.23 on February 25, 2013
DOUBLES TITLES (20) •• Reached the second week at two Grand Slams in a single
2018 Indian Wells w/Strycova season for the first time in 2018, advancing to the Round
2017 Biel w/Niculescu of 16 at the Australian Open and Wimbledon
Budapest w/Kalashnikova •• Stunned World No.1 Halep at 2018 Wimbledon for first
2014 Roland Garros w/Peng win over a reigning No.1
Indian Wells w/Peng •• Just the second player from Chinese Taipei to win a tour-
Doha w/Peng level singles title (Wang Shi-Ting won six titles in 1990s)
2013 WTA Finals w/Peng •• Qualified for 2012 Tournament of Champions-Sofia
Guangzhou w/Peng (went 1-2 in round robin play)
Cincinnati w/Peng •• Two-time Grand Slam doubles champion at 2013
Wimbledon w/Peng Wimbledon and 2014 Roland Garros (both w/Peng Shuai)
2013 Rome w/Peng •• Also with Peng, qualified twice in doubles at WTA Finals,
2012 Birmingham w/Babos emerging as champions in 2013 and runners-up in 2014
2011 Guangzhou w/S.Zheng •• Became first player from Chinese Taipei (male or female) to
2009 Beijing w/Peng achieve the WTA World No.1 doubles ranking on May 12,
Rome w/Peng 2014, holding the top spot for five non-consecutive weeks
Sydney w/Peng •• On ITF Circuit, winner of 26 singles titles and 22 doubles titles
2008 Seoul w/Chuang •• Played first professional tournament at ITF level in New
Bali w/Peng Zealand in 2001
2007 Seoul w/Chuang •• Began career by winning first 33 matches (mix of ITF and
2007 Beijing w/Chuang tour level)
FINALIST (11): 2018 - Dubai (w/Peng), New Haven (w/
Siegemund), Seoul (w/S.Y.Hsieh); 2017 - Cincinnati (w/
Niculescu); 2015 - Doha (w/Mirza); 2014 - WTA Finals (w/
Peng); 2008 - Pattaya City (w/King), Cincinnati (w/Shvedova);
2007 - Auckland (w/S.Uberoi), Bangalore (w/Kudryavtseva);
2004 - Seoul (w/Chuang).

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 23 - 31
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 9 - 7 4r 2r 2r - 1r 2r - - - 1r 4r - - -
ROLAND GARROS 3 - 8 1r 3r 2r - - 1r 1r - - - 1r 1r 1r -
WIMBLEDON 8 - 10 4r 1r 1r 2r 1r 2r 3r - - - 2r 1r 1r -
US OPEN 3 - 6 2r - 1r - - 2r 1r - - - 2r - - 1r

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ONS JABEUR TUN

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
28-AUG-1994 (KSAR EL HELLAR, TUNISIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

62 698
HEIGHT
5’ 6” (1.67 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 22-OCT-2018 13-SEP-2010

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Reached a career-high ranking of No.62 the week of
2018 62 9-12 2013 139 3-3 October 22, 2018, after reaching her first career final at
2017 88 9-11 2012 264 0-2 the Premier-level event in Moscow
2016 193 0-3 2011 1209 -- •• Advanced to the final at Moscow as a qualifier, winning
2015 -- 1-5 2010 601 -- seven matches at the tournament before falling to
2014 146 2-7 Kasatina in a 3-set championship match, 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-4
•• Prior to reaching Moscow final, best previous results were
SINGLES TITLES (0) QF at 2013 Baku, 2017 Taipei City and 2018 Bucharest
FINALIST (1): 2018 - Moscow. •• Owns three wins over Top 10 players, including over No.1
Halep at 2018 Beijing (via ret.), No.8 Stephens at 2018
ADDITIONAL Moscow and No.7 Cibulkova at 2017 Roland Garros
TUNISIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2011-13, 2016-18. •• Member of Tunisian Olympic Team in 2012 and 2016
TUNISIAN OLYMPIC TEAM - 2012, 2016. •• Contested first two WTA main draws in 2012, at Doha (as
WC) and Olympics
•• Became first North African woman to win a junior Grand
Slam at 2011 Roland Garros (d. Puig in F), having also
reached the final in 2010 (l. Svitolina in F)
•• On ITF Circuit, has won 11 singles titles and one doubles title
•• Played first event of career at 2008 ITF/El Menzah-TUN

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 4 - 8
W - L 18 17 16 15 14
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 0 - 2 1r - - 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 2 - 1 - 3r - - -
WIMBLEDON 1 - 2 2r 1r - - -
US OPEN 1 - 3 1r 2r - - 1r

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DALILA JAKUPOVIC SLO

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
24-MAR-1991 (JESENICE, SLOVENIA) DOUBLES
SINGLES

69 38
HEIGHT
5’ 5” (1.65 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 05-NOV-2018 10-SEP-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Earned over half of her career prize money in 2018
2018 69 12-13 2012 327 -- ($337,832)
2017 239 2-2 2011 340 -- •• Reached her first WTA SF at Bogota and first Premier-
2016 157 0-1 2010 429 -- level QF at Birmingham (as a qualifier)
2015 243 -- 2009 431 -- •• Notched first two Top 20 wins of her career at 2018
2014 425 0-1 2008 990 -- Birmingham, over No.17 Mertens (saved four match
2013 273 -- points) and No.18 Osaka (via ret.)
•• On ITF Circuit, owns five ITF singles titles (all on clay) and
SINGLES TITLES (0) eight doubles titles
•• Part of Slovenian Fed Cup team in 2014 and 2017
DOUBLES TITLES (2) •• Made WTA main draw debut at 2014 Monterrey (as a
2018 Bogota w/Khromacheva qualifier)
2017 Istanbul w/N.Kichenok •• Contested WTA qualifying for the first time at 2011
Copenhagen
FINALIST (2): 2017 - Monterrey (w/N.Kichenko), Tianjin
(w/Stojanovic).
ADDITIONAL
WTA 125K SERIES TITLES – Doubles (1): 2018 - Anning-CHN
(w/Khromacheva).
SLOVENIAN FED CUP – 2014, 2017.

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 0 - 2
W-L 18
AUSTRALIAN OPEN - -
ROLAND GARROS 0-1 1r
WIMBLEDON - -
US OPEN 0-1 1r

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KAIA KANEPI EST

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
10-JUN-1985 (HAAPSALU, ESTONIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

15 106
HEIGHT
5 ‘ 11” (1.81M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 20-AUG-2012 06-SEP-2012

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Holds many firsts for Estonia – first to reach a WTA final
2018 58 12-12 2009 61 15-21 (2006 Hasselt), first to reach a Grand Slam QF (2008
2017 107 4-2 2008 27 30-21 French Open), to crack Top 20 (February 2009), to win a
2016 302 0-1 2007 75 13-17 WTA title (2010 Palermo) and to beat a reigning No.1
2015 126 8-11 2006 64 14-16 (Wozniacki at 2011 Tokyo [PPO])
2014 52 17-19 2005 120 3-2 •• Scored second win over a reigning World No.1 against
2013 30 21-10 2004 226 0-1 Halep in 2018 US Open first round
2012 19 25-9 2003 167 -- •• Over past two seasons, a combination of being
2011 34 19-18 2002 283 2-3 diagnosed with the Epstein-Barr virus, otherwise known
2010 22 32-18 2001 203 0-1 as precursor to mononucleosis, and developing plantar
fasciitis in both feet, nearly led to the end of her career
SINGLES TITLES (4) •• Made WTA main draw debut at Vienna in 2001 as a qualifier
2013 Brussels •• On the ITF Circuit, has won 14 singles titles and two
2012 Estoril doubles titles
Brisbane •• One of her sponsors is a leading provider of high quality
2010 Palermo mini-cruise and passenger services in Baltic Sea region;
in 2008, became godmother of a vessel named Superstar
FINALIST (4): 2012 - Seoul; 2011 - Moscow; 2008 – Tokyo and was flown to Italy to bless it
[Japan Open]; 2006 - Hasselt.
DOUBLES TITLES (0)
FINALIST (1): 2012 – Copenhagen.
ADDITIONAL
ESTONIAN FED CUP – 2000-04, 2006, 2008-11, 2014-15.

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 52 - 41
W-L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 8-9 3r - - 1r 1r - 2r 2r 2r 3r 1r 2r -
ROLAND GARROS 13-11 1r - - 1r 1r 2r QF 3r 2r 1r QF 1r 2r
WIMBLEDON 10-10 1r - - 1r 2r QF - 1r QF 1r 1r 2r 1r
US OPEN 21-11 4r QF - 2r 4r 3r - 2r QF 1r 2r 1r 3r

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DARIA KASATKINA RUS

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
07-MAY-1997 (TOGLIATTY, RUSSIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

10 43
HEIGHT
5’ 7” (1.70 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 22-OCT-2018 12-SEP-2016

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Achieved impressive rankings rise over last three
2018 10 42-24 2015 72 7-5 seasons. Jump of 298 places in 2015 was the largest of
2017 24 32-21 2014 370 0-1 any player breaking into Top 100
2016 27 33-22 •• Reached biggest final of career at 2018 Indian Wells
•• Made Top 10 debut on October 22, 2018 after winning
SINGLES TITLES (2) the Moscow title
2018 Moscow •• Won the joint-most wins over Top 5 ranked players in
2017 Charleston 2018 with 5, along with Stephens and Bertens
•• Nominated for WTA Most Improved Player of the Year in 2018
FINALIST (3): 2018 - Dubai, Indian Wells; 2017 - Moscow. •• Served as first singles alternate at 2018 WTA Finals Singapore
DOUBLES TITLES (1) •• Reached back-to-back Grand Slam quarterfinals at Roland
Garros and Wimbledon, her best career Grand Slam results
2015 Moscow w/Vesnina •• One of 8 players to reach quarterfinals of better at two or
FINALIST (2): 2017 - Tokyo PPO (w/Gavrilova); 2016 - Moscow more Grand Slams in 2018
(w/Gavrilova). •• Scored first win over a reigning No.1 against Kerber at
Sydney in 2017
ADDITIONAL •• Seeded for the first time at a Grand Slam at 2016 Roland
RUSSIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2016-17 Garros (at No.29)
RUSSIAN OLYMPIC TEAM - 2016. •• Ended 2016 as highest ranked teenager, and fifth
youngest in Top 100
•• Nominated for WTA Newcomer of the Year in 2015
•• On ITF Circuit, winner of seven singles titles
•• Made WTA qualifying debut at 2013 Moscow and main
draw debut at 2014 Moscow as a wildcard
•• In 2015, reached first WTA SF in Moscow, where she notches
her career first Top 20 win over No.14 Suárez Navarro
•• In juniors, won Roland Garros girls’ singles title in 2014
•• Currently attending Sport College in Samara, Russia;
three years into a five-year degree

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 24 - 13
W - L 18 17 16 15
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 3 - 3 2r 1r 3r -
ROLAND GARROS 8 - 3 QF 3r 3r -
WIMBLEDON 7 - 3 QF 2r 3r -
US OPEN 6 - 4 2r 4r 1r 3r

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SOFIA KENIN USA

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
14-NOV-1998 (MOSCOW, RUSSIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

48 128
HEIGHT
5’ 7” (1.70 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BOTH SIDES) 29-OCT-2018 24-SEP-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Broke into the Top 100 on March 19, 2018 and Top 50 on
2018 52 17-14 2016 212 0-1 October 8, 2018
2017 113 3-3 2015 620 0-1 •• Advanced to first WTA level SF in 2018 at Mallorca as a
qualifier, also reaching this stage later in the season at
SINGLES TITLES (0) Quebec City
•• Represented the USA in the Fed Cup final vs. the Czech
DOUBLES TITLES (0) Republic in November 2018
•• Opened 2018 season with career first tour-level QF at
ADDITIONAL Auckland
USA FED CUP - 2018 •• In 2017, won the US Open Wild Card Challenge, reaching
the third round (l. Sharapova) and posting career first
Top 50 win over No.34 Davis
•• Made WTA main draw debut at 2015 US Open as a
wildcard (l. Duque-Mariño in 1r)
•• On ITF Circuit, winner of four singles titles and two
doubles titles
•• Played first matches of career on ITF Circuit in 2013,
climbing as high as No.2 in the ITF World Junior Rankings
•• Represented the USA at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games
and competed at the 2016 ITF Junior Masters, both held
in China

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 5 - 7
W-L 18 17 16 15
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 0-1 1r - - -
ROLAND GARROS 0-1 1r - - -
WIMBLEDON 1-1 2r - - -
US OPEN 4-4 3r 3r 1r 1r

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ANGELIQUE KERBER GER

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
18-JAN-1988 (BREMEN, GERMANY)
SINGLES DOUBLES

1 103
HEIGHT
5' 8" (1.73 M)
PLAYS
LEFT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 12-SEP-2016 26-AUG-2013

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Won two titles in 2018 - Wimbledon and Sydney - and
2018 2 45-17 2010 47 23-19 finished the year at No.2
2017 21 29-24 2009 106 3-6 •• In Open Era, is sixth German woman to reach a Grand
2016 1 63-18 2008 108 7-15 Slam singles final, after Graf, Hanika, Huber, Lisicki and
2015 10 53-22 2007 84 6-12 Neissen Masthoff
2014 10 47-24 2006 214 1-1 •• In 2016, became fourth player in Open Era to reach three
2013 9 45-23 2005 261 -- Grand Slam finals in the same year they reached their first,
2012 5 60-22 2004 375 -- after Goolagong Cawley (1971), Graf (1987) and Hingis (1997)
2011 32 17-20 2003 433 -- •• Became 22nd player to assume top spot on the WTA
Rankings, and furthermore, just 12th player to secure the
SINGLES TITLES (12) year-end WTA World No.1 ranking
2018 Wimbledon •• At 28 years of age, oldest No.1 debutant since 25-year-old
Sydney Capriati in 2001
2016 US Open •• Qualified for WTA Finals five times in two different cities:
Stuttgart Istanbul and Singapore
Australian Open •• Nominated for WTA Player of the Year in 2018, having won
2015 Stanford this accolade in 2016, as voted on by international media
Birmingham •• Named ITF World Champion in 2016
Stuttgart •• Courtesy of her results in 2016, doubled her career prize
Charleston money during season, passing $19 million mark; passed $20
2013 Linz million at 2017 Roland Garros, becoming 15th player to do so
2012 Copenhagen •• Two-time Olympian, including winning silver media in
Paris [Indoors] singles at 2016 Rio Olympics
•• Made Top 10 debut on May 21, 2012 and Top 5 on October
FINALIST (16): 2017 - Monterrey; 2016 - Brisbane, Wimbledon, 22, 2012
Olympics, Cincinnati, WTA Finals; 2015 - Hong Kong; 2014 - Sydney, •• In 2015, won Charleston, Stuttgart, Birmingham and
Doha, Eastbourne, Stanford; 2013 - Monterrey, Tokyo [Pan Pacific]; Stanford to come first player since 2007 (Jankovic) to win
2012 - Eastbourne, Cincinnati; 2010 - Bogotá. singles titles on green clay, red clay, grass and hard in
DOUBLES TITLES (0) same year
•• Made WTA qualifying debut at 2003 Berlin (as WC, defeated
FINALIST (2): 2016 - Brisbane (w/Petkovic); 2008 - Bartoli in first match)
‘s-Hertogenbosch (w/Dekmeijere).
ADDITIONAL
GERMAN FED CUP TEAM - 2007-08, 2012-18.
GERMAN OLYMPIC TEAM - 2012, 2016.
WTA FINALS HISTORY
SINGLES (7-9): 2012-13, 2015-16, 2018
Qualified for WTA Finals five times in two different cities -
Istanbul and Singapore... In 2016 (4th appearance)
advanced out of round-robin play for first time with an
undefeated record (3-0); runner-up in 2016 falling to
Dominika Cibulkova in the championship match.

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 98 - 41
  W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 26 - 10 SF 1r W 1r 4r 4r 3r 1r 3r 1r 2r -
FRENCH OPEN 17 - 11 QF 4r 1r 3r 4r 4r QF 1r 2r - 1r 1r
WIMBLEDON 30 - 10 W 1r F 3r QF 2r SF 1r 3r - 1r 1r
US OPEN 25 - 10 3r 4r W 3r 3r 4r 4r SF 1r 2r - 1r

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MADISON KEYS USA

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
17-FEB-1995 (ROCK ISLAND, IL, USA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

7 115
HEIGHT
5’ 10” (1.78 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 10-OCT-2016 22-SEP-2014

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Broke into Top 20 on February 2, 2015 and Top 10 on June 20,
2018 17 29-14 2013 37 24-17 2016, becoming 118th player to reach that elite 10 since
2017 19 17-10 2012 149 1-4 computer rankings were introduced
2016 8 47-17 2011 315 1-2 •• Made WTA Finals debut at Singapore in 2016, going 1-2 in
2015 18 31-18 2010 483 -- round robin play
2014 31 28-23 2009 621 1-1 •• Represented USA at 2016 Rio Olympics, finishing fourth in
singles
SINGLES TITLES (3) •• Qualified for WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai in 2015 and 2018
2017 Stanford (went 1-1 in round robin stage in both appearances).
2016 Birmingham Qualified for SF stage in 2018 however withdrew before
2014 Eastbourne match due to a left knee injury
•• Named in Forbes’s Sports 30 Under 30 for 2019
FINALIST (4): 2017 - US Open; 2016 - Rome, Montréal; •• In 2016, named an ambassador for FearlesslyGIRL, an
2015 - Charleston. international organization dedicated to empowering young
ADDITIONAL women, their schools and communities
•• Nominated for WTA Newcomer of the Year in 2013
USA FED CUP TEAM - 2014, 2016, 2018. •• Made Grand Slam main draw debut at 2011 US Open,
USA OLYMPIC TEAM - 2016. advancing to 2r (was the first 16-year-old to compete at
WTA FINALS HISTORY Flushing Meadows since Kristie Ahn in 2008)
•• Made WTA main draw debut 2009 Ponte Vedra Beach at
SINGLES (1-2): 2016 14-years-old (as WC, d. Kudryavtseva); was seventh
Went 1-2 in round-robin play on event debut at Singapore, youngest player to win a WTA main draw match at 14 years,
posting a win over eventual champion Cibulkova. 48 days, and youngest since Hingis in 1994
•• On ITF Circuit, owns three singles and one doubles title

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 60 - 25
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 15 - 6 QF - 4r SF 2r 3r 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 12 - 6 SF 2r 4r 3r 1r 2r - -
WIMBLEDON 14 - 6 3r 2r 4r QF 3r 3r - -
US OPEN 19 - 7 SF F 4r 4r 2r 1r - 2r

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ANDREJA KLEPAC SLO

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
13 -MAR-1986 (KOPER, SLOVENIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

99 12
HEIGHT
5’ 9” (1.75 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 14-JUL-2008 16-JUL-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


SINGLES DOUBLES SINGLES DOUBLES •• Broke into the Top 20 in doubles on April 2, 2018
YEAR RANK RANK YEAR RANK RANK •• Has won at least one WTA doubles titles in five of the last
2018 -- 18 2012 508 78 six seasons, including two Premier-level titles at 2014
2017 -- 24 2011 337 64 New Haven (w/Soler-Espinosa) and 2017 Tokyo [PPO] (w/
2016 1179 30 2010 323 100 Martínez Sánchez)
2015 -- 25 2009 259 94 •• Made Top 100 debut in singles at No.99 on July 14, 2008
2014 833 43 2008 131 118 following her maiden singles final appearance at Budapest
2013 830 67 2006 216 184 •• Qualified for WTA Finals in Singapore two years in a row
in 2017 and 2018 (w/Martínez Sánchez on both occasions)
SINGLES TITLES (0) •• Member of the Slovenian Fed Cup Team from 2004-05,
FINALIST (1): 2008 - Budapest 2007-10, 2013-15, 2017
•• Represented Slovenia and that 2012 Olympics in London
DOUBLES TITLES (6) •• On the ITF Circuit, winner of three singles and 13 doubles titles
2018 Mallorca w/Martinez Sanchez •• Played first tour-level main draw event in singles at
2017 Tokyo [Pan Pacific] w/Martinez Sanchez Budapest (as WC, fell in 1r)
2015 Seoul w/Arruabarrena
2014 New Haven w/Soler-Espinosa
Bastad w/Torro-Flor
2013 Bad Gastein w/Klemenschits
FINALIST (9): 2018 - Brisbane, Doha, Charleston (all w/
Martínez Sánchez); 2015 - Washington D.C., Hong Kong
(both w/Arruabarrena); 2014 - Bad Gastein (w/Torró-Flor),
Tianjin (w/Cirstea); 2009 - Barcelona (w/Cirstea); 2007 -
Portoroz (w/Likhovtseva).
ADDITIONAL
SLOVENIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2004-05, 2007-10, 2013-15, 2017.
SLOVENIAN OLYMPIC TEAM - 2012.
WTA FINALS HISTORY
DOUBLES (0-2): 2017-18
Twice qualified for WTA Finals (both w/Martinez Sanchez,
dropping opening match in both appearances.

GRAND SLAM HISTORY (DOUBLES)


Overall Doubles: 33 - 29
W-L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 7-7 1r 3r 1r QF 1r 1r 3r -
ROLAND GARROS 9-7 QF 3r 3r 1r 2r 1r 2r -
WIMBLEDON 5-7 3r 3r 1r 1r 1r - 2r 1r
US OPEN 12-8 1r QF QF QF 1r 2r 1r 3r

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JOHANNA KONTA GBR

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
17-MAY-1991 (SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

4 88
HEIGHT
5’ 11” (1.80 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 17-JUL-2017 01-AUG-2016

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Broke into Top 10 in 2016 and the Top 5 on July 17, 2017
2018 39 26-23 2012 153 2-3 •• In 2016, became first British woman to finish the year
2017 9 36-16 2011 305 0-1 inside the Top 10 in 33 years
2016 10 46-22 2010 248 -- •• At 2017 Wimbledon, became first British woman since
2015 47 13-8 2009 360 -- Virginia Wade in 1978 to reach SF (l. V.Williams)
2014 150 2-8 2008 668 -- •• Scored first win over a reigning No.1 with defeat of
2013 112 3-5 Kerber at 2017 Eastbourne to become first British
woman to defeat a reigning No.1 since Barker d. Evert at
SINGLES TITLES (3) 1979 Boston
2017 Miami •• Reached first WTA Premier Mandatory final in 2016 at
Sydney Beijing, and lifted first such title at 2017 Miami
2016 Stanford •• Named WTA Most Improved Player of 2016
•• Was first alternate for 2016 WTA Finals Singapore (did
FINALIST (4) - 2018 - Nottingham; 2017 - Nottingham; 2016 - not play), and following week, reached SF at WTA Elite
Beijing, WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai. Trophy Zhuhai (went 2-0 in round robin stage)
ADDITIONAL •• Represented Great Britain at the 2016 Rio Olympics
•• Made Top 100 debut on June 23, 2014 and Top 50 on
BRITISH FED CUP TEAM - 2013-15, 2017 October 5, 2015
BRITISH OLYMPIC TEAM - 2016. •• On ITF Circuit, winner of 11 singles and four doubles titles
•• Played first professional events of career on ITF Circuit in
2006 and made tour-level main draw debut at 2011
Copenhagen

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 24 - 20
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 10 - 3 2r QF SF - - - -
ROLAND GARROS 0 - 4 1r 1r 1r 1r - - -
WIMBLEDON 7 - 7 2r SF 2r 1r 1r 1r 1r
US OPEN 7 - 6 1r 1r 4r 4r 1r - 2r

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ANETT KONTAVEIT EST

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
24-DEC-1995 (TALLINN, ESTONIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

20 260
HEIGHT
5’ 9” (1.74 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 22-OCT-2018 21-APR-2014

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Cracked the Top 20 on October 22, 2018 before qualifying
2018 21 33-23 2014 166 1-5 for her first WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai (went 1-1 in the
2017 34 26-19 2013 228 0-1 round robin stage)
2016 110 13-16 2012 436 0-2 •• Played all four Grand Slams for the first time in 2016
2015 91 5-6 2011 573 -- •• Scored first Top 20 win of career over No.17 Errani at
2016 Monterrey (2r)
SINGLES TITLES (1) •• In 2015, was one of just five teenagers in the year-end
2017 ‘s-Hertogenbosch Top 100
•• Became seventh qualifier in Open Era to reach R16 at the
FINALIST (3): 2018 - Wuhan; 2017 - Biel, Gstaad. US Open in 2015
ADDITIONAL •• Made Top 100 debut on September 14, 2015
•• Made WTA main draw debut at 2013 Miami as WC
ESTONIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2011-12, 2014-15. •• Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in 2010
•• As a junioår reached 2012 US Open girls’ singles final (l.
Crawford) and won the 2011 Orange Bowl (d. Bouchard
and Putintseva along the way)

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 14 - 15
W - L 18 17 16 15 14
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 3 - 3 4r 1r 1r - -
ROLAND GARROS 4 - 3 4r 2r 1r - -
WIMBLEDON 4 - 5 3r 3r 1r 1r 1r
US OPEN 3 - 4 1r 1r 1r 4r -

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BARBORA KREJCIKOVA CZE

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
18-DEC-1995 (BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC)
SINGLES DOUBLES

121 1
HEIGHT
5’ 10” (1.78 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 14-AUG-2017 22-OCT-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


SINGLES DOUBLES SINGLES DOUBLES •• Enjoyed extraordinary doubles breakthrough in 2018,
YEAR RANK RANK YEAR RANK RANK having entered season with just one WTA doubles title
2018 203 1 2014 187 121 to her name, won at Quebec City in 2015 (w/Mestach)
2017 126 54 2013 376 352 •• Joining forces with her partner from the juniors,
2016 251 26 2012 608 614 Katerina Siniakova, reached five finals across 2018
2015 187 87 2011 895 827 season, winning two major titles
•• Krejcikova/Siniakova won the first Grand Slam doubles
SINGLES TITLES (0) titles of their respective careers at 2018 Roland Garros
FINALIST (1): 2017 - Nürnberg. and Wimbledon – becoming the first team to achieve
the clay-grass double in the same year since Clijsters/
DOUBLES TITLES (3) Sugiyama in 2003
2018 Wimbledon w/Siniakova •• Having won the junior Wimbledon doubles title in 2013,
Roland Garros w/Siniakova Krejickova/Siniakova became first pairing to ever win
2015 Quebec City w/Mestach the girls’ and ladies’ doubles title at the All England Club
•• Krejcikova/Siniakova became first team to qualify for
FINALIST (6): 2018 - Shenzhen, Miami, WTA Finals (all w/ the 2018 WTA Finals Singapore, a first qualification at
Siniakova); 2017 - Bastad (w/Irigoyen); 2016 - St. Petersburg the season finale for both; finished runners-up to
(w/Dushevina); 2014 - Luxembourg (w/Hradecka). Babos/Mladenovic. The Czech duo reached two further
ADDITIONAL finals during 2018, at Shenzhen and Miami
•• Became top-ranked doubles player (w/Siniakova) the
WTA 125K SERIES TITLES - Doubles (1): Limoges (w/Minella). week of October 22, 2018 – team duly became the sixth
CZECH FED CUP TEAM - 2018 team in WTA history to jointly secure the WTA Year-End
WTA FINALS HISTORY World No.1 Doubles Ranking
•• Nominated to make Fed Cup debut in squad that faced USA
DOUBLES (2-1): 2018 in 2018 competition final, but doubles rubber was not
Made WTA Finals debut in doubles competition in 2018 (top- played after Czech team secured a 3-0 victory in singles
seed, w/Siniakova); advanced to the championship match (l. to •• Earned more than two thirds of her career prize money
Babos/Mladenovic) to date in 2018 season alone
•• Voted WTA’s 2018 WTA Doubles Team of the Year by
international media
•• Together, Krejcikova/Siniakova won three junior Slams
in total – also Roland Garros and US Open in 2013;
additionally, Krejikova was runner-up at the Australian
Open the same year (w/Korashvili)
•• Previously coached by the late Jana Novotna; coaching
relationship with the Czech great began after Krejcikova
and her parents arrived unannounced at Novotna’s
family home in a village outside Brno
•• Dedicated 2018 Roland Garros triumph to Novotna

GRAND SLAM HISTORY (DOUBLES)


Overall: 31 - 11
W-L 18 17 16 15
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 4-3 3r 2r 2r -
ROLAND GARROS 12-3 W 3r SF 1r
WIMBLEDON 6-2 W 1r 1r -
US OPEN 9-3 SF 3r QF -

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ALEKSANDRA KRUNIC SRB

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
15-MAR-1993 (MOSCOW, RUSSIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

39 43
HEIGHT
5’ 4” (1.63 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 18-JUN-2018 24-APR-2017

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Posted third Top 100 season finish in 2018, at No.57
2018 57 21-22 2013 145 0-4 •• Became one of eight maiden WTA title winners in 2018
2017 55 15-13 2012 168 2-2 by lifting champion’s trophy at ‘s-Hertogenbosch (d.
2016 147 4-12 2011 226 2-3 Flipkens in F); improved to 1-1 in singles finals, after
2015 96 12-19 2010 224 -- runner-up effort at 2017 Guangzhou (l. Zhang)
2014 101 5-6 2009 632 -- •• Made Top 40 rankings debut after title run at
‘s-Hertogenbosch, rising to No.39
SINGLES TITLES (1) •• Posted third and fourth career wins over Top 10
2018 's-Hertogenbosch opponents in 2018, defeating No.3 Muguruza (via ret.) at
Brisbane and No.5 Svitolina at Beijing
FINALIST (1): 2017 - Guangzhou. •• Best result across the Slams remains breakthrough R16
DOUBLES TITLES (2) run at 2014 US Open; as a qualifier, defeated No.27 Keys
and No.4 Kvitova (first career Top 10 win) before
2016 Rabat w/Knoll succumbing to Azarenka in three sets. Registered
2014 Tashkent w/Siniakova second Top 10 win over No.7 Konta at 2017 US Open
FINALIST (2): 2016 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Knoll); 2013 - Baku •• Captured WTA 125K Series event at Bol, Croatia (d.
(w/Daniilidou). Cadantu in F) in 2017
•• Owns two WTA doubles titles, won at 2014 Tashkent (w/
ADDITIONAL Siniakova) and 2016 Rabat (w/Knoll)
WTA 125K SERIES TITLES - Singles (1): 2017 - Bol-CRO •• Made WTA debut at 2011 Budapest
CROATION FED CUP TEAM - 2013, 2015-17 •• Won first ITF Circuit event she ever played – $10k ITF/
CROATIAN OLYMPIC TEAM - 2016. Prokuplje-SRB in 2008 – and went on to win nine singles
titles and six doubles titles at that level
•• Parents are Bratislav and Ivana (both work for an electrical
appliances company); younger sister is Anastasia
•• Started playing tennis at age three. Still considers
Moscow her hometown but lives with her grandparents
in Serbia
•• Tennis idols growing up were Kim Clijsters and Mary Pierce
•• Interests include psychology and criminology; enjoys
bowling, shopping and driving her car

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 9 - 14
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 0 - 3 1r - 1r 1r - -
ROLAND GARROS 0 - 2 1r - - 1r - -
WIMBLEDON 2 - 3 1r - 1r 3r - -
US OPEN 7 - 6 3r 3r 1r 1r 4r 1r

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LUKSIKA KUMKHUM THA

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
21-JUL -1993 (CHANTRABURI, THAILAND)
SINGLES DOUBLES

80 86
HEIGHT
5’6” (1.67 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 05-NOV-2018 16-JUL-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Attained second Top 100 season finish in 2018, at No.80 –
2018 80 6-7 2013 114 5-5 career best effort to date
2017 124 4-3 2012 216 0-2 •• Closed 2018 with QF run at Hong Kong (l. Muguruza) followed
2016 145 0-5 2011 320 -- by a 10-match win streak that took in back-to-back titles at
2015 211 1-3 2010 698 -- WTA 125K Series events in Mumbai (d. Khromcheva in F) and
2014 85 5-6 Taipei (d. Lisicki in F)
•• Achieved best Grand Slam result to date when she reached 3r
SINGLES TITLES (0) at 2018 Australian Open (as qualifier, l. Martic)
•• Also won two singles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit in
DOUBLES TITLES (0) 2018; now owns 15 singles and 12 doubles titles at ITF level
FINALIST (1): 2017 – Seoul (w/Plipuech). •• Two-time semifinalist at WTA International level, at 2014
Osaka (l. Diyas) and 2017 Seoul (l. Ostapenko)
ADDITIONAL •• At 2014 Australian Open, upset No.6 Kvitova in 1r – remains
WTA 125K SERIES TITLES - SINGLES (2): 2018 - Mumbai-IND, best career win by ranking
Taipei-TPE. •• Made Grand Slam main draw at 2013 Australian Open
THAILAND FED CUP – 2013-18. •• WTA debut came at 2012 Kuala Lumpur (fell in qualifying);
made main draw debut later the same year at Guangzhou, as
a qualifier
•• Made professional debut on ITF Circuit in Thailand in 2010
•• Tennis idol is compatriot Tamarine Tanasugarn and also
admires Monica Seles
•• Plays double-handed, both sides
•• Likes to play the ukulele to relax away from the courts

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 5 - 9
W-L 18 17 16 15 14 13
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 4-5 3r 1r 1r - 2r 2r
ROLAND GARROS 0-2 1r - - - 1r -
WIMBLEDON 1-2 2r - 1r - - -
US OPEN - - - - - - -

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VIKTORIA KUZMOVA SVK

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
11-MAY-1998 (KOSICE, SLOVAKIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

54 127
HEIGHT
5’ 11” (1.80 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 16-JUL-2018 17-SEP-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Having posted first Top 200 season in 2017 (at No.132), made
2018 56 14-17 2015 440 -- Top 100 debut in May 2018 and by year’s end had more than
2017 132 1-2 2014 703 -- halved ranking to finish inside Top 60
2016 225 -- •• Finished 2018 season as Slovak No.3, behind Cibulkova and
Rybarikova
SINGLES TITLES (0) •• Continued to play a mix of WTA and ITF Circuit events in 2018
– across the year won three ITF singles titles to take career
DOUBLES TITLES (0) tally to 14; also won two ITF doubles titles in 2018 (both w/
Kalinskaya), taking haul at this level to six
ADDITIONAL •• Advanced to first WTA-level QF of career, followed by SF, at
SLOVAK FED CUP – 2018. 2018 Budapest; also reached SF on grass at ‘s-Hertogenbosch
in 2018
•• Shone on Fed Cup debut in 2018, going 2-0 in singles vs. Russia
and then 2-0 vs. Belarus – posted wins over Sabalenka and
Sasnovich, although Slovakia lost the tie 3-2; duly nominated for
Fed Cup Heart Award
•• Posted first tour-level main draw win over Friedsam at 2017 Linz
•• Made WTA qualifying debut at 2016 Prague and simultaneous
tour-level and Grand Slam main draw debut at 2017 US Open,
as a qualifier (l. V.Williams)
•• Junior highlights included winning girls’ doubles title at 2015
US Open (w/Pospelova) and reaching singles final at 2016 US
Open (l. Day)
•• Introduced to tennis aged four by father, Radovan, who used
to run a tennis club; mother is Ingrid and sister is Katarina
•• Tennis idols are Rafael Nadal and Ana Ivanovic

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 1 - 5
W-L 18 17
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 0-1 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 1-1 2r -
WIMBLEDON 0-1 1r -
US OPEN 0-2 1r 1r

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SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA RUS

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
27-JUN-1985 (ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

2 1
HEIGHT
5’ 8 1/2” (1.74 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 10-SEP-2007 07-JUN-2004

WTA YEAR-END RANKING FINALIST (15): 2007 - Dubai (w/Molik); 2006 - Dubai (w/Petrova);
YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L 2005 - Dubai (w/Molik), Wimbledon (w/Mauresmo); 2004 - Australian
2018 107 11-13 2008 8 44-21 Open, Dubai, Indian Wells, Miami, Roland Garros, Eastbourne, US Open
2017 12 32-17 2007 2 55-20 (all w/Likhovtseva), Bali (w/Sánchez Vicario); 2003 - US Open (w/
2016 9 45-22 2006 4 60-20 Navratilova); 2002 - Bali, Tokyo [Japan Open] (both w/Sánchez Vicario).
2015 25 38-19 2005 18 29-17
2014 28 27-27 2004 5 60-23 ADDITIONAL
2013 21 29-18 2003 36 22-16 RUSSIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2004, 2007-12, 2015-16
2012 72 16-13 2002 43 22-9 RUSSIAN OLYMPIC TEAM - 2004, 2008, 2016.
2011 19 34-21 2001 259 2-2
2010 27 26-17 2000 889 -- WTA FINALS HISTORY
2009 3 43-16 SINGLES (5-14): 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2016
DOUBLES (0-2): 2003, 2004
SINGLES TITLES (18) Qualified in in singles and doubles (w/Likhovtseva) in 2004…
2018 Washington, D.C. 2007 New Haven Qualified for WTA Finals in 2016 on final day of the season by winning
2016 Moscow 2006 Beijing title in Moscow; advanced to semifinals before losing to Cibulkova.
Sydney Bali
2015 Moscow Miami, CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2014 Washington, D.C. 2004 Bali •• Missed first two months of 2018 season following wrist surgery and
2010 San Diego US Open thereafter struggled to replicate strong results of 2017, leading to first non-
2009 Beijing Eastbourne Top 100 season finish since 2001
Roland Garros 2002 Bali •• 2018 season did, however, bring 18th singles title of career at Washington, D.C. in
Stuttgart Helsinki July (d. Vekic in F), but ended season early in September after 2r exit at Guangzhou
•• Two‐time Grand Slam champion, at 2004 US Open (d. Dementieva in F) and
FINALIST (23): 2017 - Indian Wells; 2016 - Miami; 2015 - Madrid; 2009 Roland Garros (d. Safina in F). Also a two‐time finalist, at Roland
2014 - Oeiras; 2011 - Dubai; 2009 - Rome; 2008 - Sydney, Dubai, Garros in 2006 (l. Henin) and 2007 US Open (l. Henin)
Indian Wells, Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Beijing; 2007 - Doha, Indian •• With Roland Garros title run became one of just nine players to defeat the
Wells, Berlin, Rome, US Open; 2006 - Warsaw, Roland Garros; 2005 World No.1 (Safina) and No.2 (S.Williams—QF) at the same Slam; still the
- Warsaw; 2004 - Dubai, Doha, Warsaw, Beijing. most recent to do so
DOUBLES TITLES (16) •• Record in Grand Slam play stands at 152-61; only S.Williams, V.Williams and
Sharapova have won more matches at the majors
2013 Moscow w/Stosur •• At 2011 Australian Open, played her part in setting the record for the
2012 Australian Open w/Zvonareva longest women’s match at a Slam, eventually succumbing to Schiavone in 4
2009 Miami w/Mauresmo hours and 44 minutes
2006 Eastbourne w/Mauresmo •• One of five Russians to rank in Top 2; had a chance to become No.1 by
2005 Australian Open w/Molik winning 2008 Roland Garros (fell two matches short with SF loss to Safina)
2005 Miami w/Molik •• Ranked continuously in Top 20 from March 1, 2004 to July 11, 2010 (including
2004 Doha w/Likhovtseva over four years ranked continuously in Top 10 – April 2006 to June 2010)
2004 Gold Coast w/Likhovtseva •• Owns seven wins over reigning world No.1s, most recently defeating S.
2003 Gold Coast w/Navratilova Williams at 2016 Miami. Defeated Mauresmo, Safina and Henin twice each
2003 Dubai w/Navratilova when they were No.1; one of only two players (also S.Williams) to beat
2003 Rome w/Navratilova Henin twice when she was No.1
2003 Toronto w/Navratilova •• Member of victorious Russia Fed Cup sides in 2004 and 2007-08
2003 Leipzig w/Navratilova •• Father is Alexandr Kuznetsov, cycling coach of six Olympic champions and
2002 Sopot w/Sánchez Vicario world champions, including Svetlana’s mother, Galina Tsareva (six-time
2002 Helsinki w/Sánchez Vicario world champion and holder of 20 world records) and Svetlana’s brother,
2002 Tokyo [Princess Cup] w/Sánchez Vicario Nikolai Kuznetsov (silver medalist at 1996 Atlanta Olympics)
•• Moved at the age of seven to Spain to attend the Sanchez-Casal Academy
GRAND SLAM HISTORY
Overall: 152 - 61
W-L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 35 - 16 - 4r 2r 1r 1r QF 3r 4r 4r QF 3r 4r 4r QF 3r 1r 2r
ROLAND GARROS 52 - 15 1r 4r 4r 2r QF QF 4r QF 3r W SF QF F 4r 4r 1r -
WIMBLEDON 30 - 15 1r QF 4r 2r 1r - 1r 3r 2r 3r 4r QF 3r QF 1r QF -
US OPEN 35 - 15 1r 2r 2r 1r 1r 3r - 4r 4r 4r 3r F 4r 1r W 3r 3r

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PETRA KVITOVA CZE

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
08-MAR-1990 (BILOVEC, CZECH REPUBLIC)
SINGLES DOUBLES

2 196
HEIGHT
6’ (1.82 M)
PLAYS
LEFT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 31-OCT-2011 28-FEB-2011

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Posted sixth Top 10 season in 2018 (at No.7) after
2018 7 47-17 2011 2 56-11 winning a tour-leading five WTA singles titles and
2017 29 18-10 2010 34 18-22 registering second-most match wins (47) behind Ka.
2016 11 46-23 2009 62 21-17 Pliskova (49)
2015 6 38-17 2008 44 14-15 •• Has now won at least one WTA singles title every year
2014 4 43-16 2007 157 0-1 since 2011 and with 25 career titles, sits fifth among
2013 6 51-23 2006 773 -- active players
2012 8 46-17 •• Began 2017 season in May at Roland Garros (2r, l. Mattek-
Sands) after a knife attack at her home in Czech Republic on
SINGLES TITLES (25) December 20, 2016; required extensive surgery to left hand
2018 Birmingham 2014 Wuhan •• Winner of two Grand Slam singles titles, at Wimbledon in
Madrid 2013 Tokyo [Pan Pacific] 2011 (d. Sharapova in F) and 2014 (d. Bouchard in F) – was
Prague Dubai first player born in the 1990s to win a Grand Slam title
Doha 2012 New Haven •• Bronze medalist at 2016 Rio Olympics (d. Keys in medal
St. Petersburg Montréal play-off)
2017 Birmingham 2011 WTA Finals •• At 2012 Sydney was two wins from becoming World No.1
2016 WTA Elite Trophy Linz – had won Wimbledon and WTA Finals at Istanbul (d.
Wuhan Wimbledon Azarenka in F) in previous six months
2015 New Haven Madrid •• Owns five wins over reigning World No.1s, having defeated
Madrid Paris [Indoors] Safina (2009 US Open), Wozniacki (2011 WTA Finals and
Sydney Brisbane 2018 Doha), S.Williams (2015 Madrid – ending the
2014 Wimbledon 2009 Hobart American’s 27-match win streak) and Kerber (2016 Wuhan)
New Haven •• Key member of Czech Fed Cup team that has won the
competition six times in past eight years (2011-12, 2014-
FINALIST (7): 2016 - Luxembourg; 2015 - WTA Finals; 16, 2018)
2014 - Beijing; 2013 - Katowice, New Haven; 2011 - •• Winner of the WTA’s peer-voted Karen Krantzcke
Eastbourne; 2009 - Linz. Sportsmanship Award in seven of the past eight years
ADDITIONAL (consecutive 2013-18)
•• Made professional debut on ITF Circuit in Czech Republic
CZECH FED CUP TEAM - 2007-16, 2018. in 2006 and WTA main draw debut at 2008 Stockholm
CZECH OLYMPIC TEAM - 2012, 2016. •• A global ambassador for Right To Play International, a
WTA FINALS HISTORY charity which helps children to learn through sport
•• Father is Jiri, mother is Pavla; brothers are Jiri (engineer)
SINGLES (10-8): 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018 and Libor (teacher)
Played in WTA Finals for five consecutive years (2011-15) in •• Tennis idol growing up was fellow Czech lefty Martina
two different cities: Istanbul and Singapore… Qualified Navratilova
again in 2018... Won the Billie Jean King Trophy on debut in
2011 (d. Azarenka in F)… Of six appearances, advanced to
the final twice (2011, 2015) and the semifinals in 2013.

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 92 - 39
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 14 - 9 1r - 2r 3r 1r 2r SF QF 2r 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 23 - 10 3r 2r 3r 4r 3r 3r SF 4r 1r - 4r
WIMBLEDON 30 - 9 1r 2r 2r 3r W QF QF W SF 1r 1r
US OPEN 25 - 11 3r QF 4r QF 3r 3r 4r 1r 3r 4r 1r

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VERA LAPKO BLR

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
29-SEP-1998 (M INSK, BELARUS)
SINGLES DOUBLES

60 83
HEIGHT
6’ 0” (1.84 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 01-OCT-2018 14-MAY-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Posted first Top 100 season in 2018, finishing at No.65; rose
2018 65 14-11 2016 320 0-1 as high as No.60
2017 131 2-2 2015 590 -- •• Solid end to 2018 saw her reach three WTA International-
level singles QF in four weeks, at Guangzhou (l. Petkovic),
SINGLES TITLES (0) Tashkent (l. Barthel) and Luxembourg (l. Bencic)
•• Made Grand Slam main draw debut at 2018 Wimbledon,
DOUBLES TITLES (0) where she advanced to 2r (l. Goerges)
FINALIST (4): 2018 - Lugano (w/Sabalenka), Guangzhou (w/Kovinic), •• Advanced to first singles SF at WTA level at 2018 Lugano (l.
Luxembourg (w/Minella); 2016 - Guangzhou (w/Govortsova). Mertens); en route posted first Top 30 win of career, over
No.28 Kontaveit
ADDITIONAL •• Also reached three doubles finals in 2018, finishing runner-
BELARUSSIAN FED CUP – 2015, 2017-18. up at Lugano (w/Sabalenka), Guangzhou (w/Kovinic) and
Luxembourg (w/Minella); other doubles final came at 2016
Guangzhou (w/Govortsova)
•• Continued to play a mix of WTA and ITF Circuit events in 2018,
taking career haul of ITF singles titles to six with victories at
$100k ITF/Khimki-RUS and $60k ITF/St Gaudens-RUS
•• Member of Belarus Fed Cup team that advanced to maiden
final in 2017, against the USA in Minsk
•• Across the course of 2017 improved her ranking from No.320
to No.131, finishing season with first WTA QF at Premier-level
Moscow
•• Made WTA main draw debut at 2016 Katowice (as WC, l. Kulichkova
in 1r), having played first professional matches on ITF Circuit in
2014
•• Former junior World No.1 – won girls’ singles title at 2016
Australian Open and in doubles was R-Up (both w/
Mihalikova) at US Open in 2014 and Wimbledon in 2015 (both
w/Mihalikova)
•• Mother, Elena is an engineer; her late father Valery was a
builder; has a brother, Nikita
•• Supports Liverpool FC and enjoys calm music

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 2- 2
W-L 18 17
AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - -
ROLAND GARROS - - -
WIMBLEDON 1-1 2r -
US OPEN 1-1 2r -

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JOHANNA LARSSON SWE

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
17-AUG-1988 (BODEN, SWEDEN)
SINGLES DOUBLES

45 20
HEIGHT
5’ 9” (1.74 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 19-SEP-2016 30-OCT-2017

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Posted ninth consecutive Top 100 season in 2018, finishing at
2018 76 17-18 2010 68 8-9 No.76
2017 80 14-20 2009 170 0-2 •• 2018 season highlighted by winning second career singles
2016 51 29-25 2008 169 1-1 title on clay at Nürnberg (d. Riske in F). Career record in
2015 55 25-21 2007 314 -- singles finals now stands at 2-3; won maiden title at 2015
2014 70 8-16 2006 382 1-1 Bastad and posted runner-up finishes at 2010 Portoroz, 2011
2013 83 14-19 2005 491 -- Bastad (l. Hercog) and 2013 Bastad (l. S.Williams)
2012 73 14-19 2004 1183 -- •• A 13-time WTA doubles title winner, enjoyed continued
2011 59 20-19 success in the team discipline in 2018, capturing title at Linz
(w/Flipkens)
SINGLES TITLES (2) •• Qualified for doubles event at WTA Finals Singapore in 2017
2018 Nürnberg (w/Bertens); team advanced to final (l. Babos/Hlavackova)
2015 Bastad •• In singles, has advanced to 3r at a Grand Slam on three
occasions: 2014 Roland Garros, 2014 US Open and 2016 US
FINALIST (3): 2013 - Bastad; 2011 - Bastad; 2010 - Portoroz. Open (l. S.Williams; achieved career-high ranking of No.45
DOUBLES TITLES (13) after this run)
•• In doubles Grand Slam play, best results are QF showings at 2015
2018 Linz w/Flipkens Australian Open and 2016 Roland Garros (both w/Bertens)
2017 Seoul w/Bertens •• Reached first Premier-level singles SF of career at 2016
Linz w/Bertens New Haven
Gstaad w/Bertens •• Made Top 100 rankings debut on June 14, 2010 and cracked
Auckland w/Bertens Top 50 on July 11, 2011 at No.46
2016 Luxembourg w/Bertens •• Best win by rank came over No.6 Li Na at 2011 Miami
Linz w/Bertens •• On ITF Circuit, winner of 13 singles titles and 17 doubles titles
Seoul w/Flipkens •• Played first WTA qualifying at 2004 Stockholm, and main
Nürnberg w/Bertens draw debut at same tournament in 2006
2015 Hobart w/Bertens •• Loves watching all sports (live or on TV); skiing is favorite
Bastad w/Bertens
2011 Copenhagen w/Woehr
2010 Québec City w/Arvidsson
FINALIST (8): 2018 - Nürnberg, Budapest (both w/Flipkens);
2017 - Nürnberg (w/Flipkens), WTA Finals (w/Bertens); 2016 -
Acapulco (w/Bertens); 2015 - Seoul (w/Bertens); 2014 - Rio de
Janeiro (w/Scheepers); 2013 - Memphis (w/Arvidsson).
ADDITIONAL
SWEDISH FED CUP TEAM - 2005-15.
SWEDISH OLYMPIC TEAM - 2016.
WTA FINALS HISTORY
DOUBLES (2-1): 2017
Reached the finals in tournament debut (w/Bertens).

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 14 - 33
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2 - 7 1r - 2r 2r 1r 1r 1r 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 7 - 9 1r 2r 2r 1r 3r 2r 1r 2r 2r
WIMBLEDON 0 - 8 1r 1r 1r 1r 1r 1r 1r 1r -
US OPEN 5 - 9 2r 1r 3r 1r 3r 1r 1r 1r 1r

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EKATERINA MAKAROVA RUS

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
07-JUN-1988 (MOSCOW, RUSSIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

8 1
HEIGHT
5’ 11” (1.80 M)
PLAYS
LEFT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 06-APR-2015 11-JUN-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING ADDITIONAL


SINGLES SINGLES DOUBLES MIXED DOUBLES - Winner (1): 2012 - US Open (w/Soares).
YEAR RANK W-L RANK FINALIST (1): 2010 - Australian Open (w/Levinsky).
2018 59 16-20 6 RUSSIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2008, 2010-11, 2013-14, 2016-17
2017 33 29-21 3 RUSSIAN OLYMPIC TEAM - 2012, 2016.
2016 30 26-22 8
2015 23 26-15 10 WTA FINALS HISTORY
2014 12 41-21 7 DOUBLES (3-4): 2013-14, 2016-17
2013 24 26-19 7 Played at WTA Finals four times in two different cities, all w/
2012 20 26-19 11 Vesnina: Istanbul (2013) and Singapore (2014, 2016-
2011 52 15-23 57 17)...2016 doubles champions (d. Mattek-Sands/Safarova)...
2010 50 14-21 72 Reached final in 2013 (l. Hsieh/Peng)...Also qualified in
2009 60 19-22 20 doubles in 2015, but did not play due to injury.
2008 48 17-20 62
2007 108 2-2 151 CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2006 264 -- 140 •• In singles, 2018 season brought first non-Top 40 finish since 2011
2005 258 -- 248 but also the second best win-by-rank of her career when she
2004 381 -- 448 defeated No.2 Wozniacki en route to R16 at Wimbledon – posted
SINGLES TITLES (3) first win over a reigning World No.1 when she defeated Kerber in
1r at 2016 Roland Garros
2017 Washington D.C. •• Having won third Grand Slam doubles title w/Vesnina at 2017
2014 Pattaya City Wimbledon (d. Chan/Niculescu in F), the Russian duo reached finals
2010 Eastbourne at 2018 Australian Open and Indian Wells and won the title at Madrid,
FINALIST (2): 2009 - Fès, Estoril. duly ascending to co-World No.1 – held top spot for five weeks
•• With Vesnina, also enjoyed a stellar doubles season in 2016, winning
DOUBLES TITLES (14) gold medal for Russia at Rio Olympics (d. Bacsinszky/Hingis in F) as
2018 Cincinnati w/Hradecka well as WTA Finals in Singapore (d. Mattek-Sands/Safarova in F)
Madrid w/Vesnina •• Owns 3-2 career record in WTA singles finals, collecting titles at
2017 Dubai w/Vesnina 2017 Washington D.C., 2014 Pattaya City and 2010 Eastbourne;
Wimbledon w/Vesnina was R-Up at Fès and Oeiras in 2009
Toronto w/Vesnina •• In Grand Slam play, best results have been back-to-back SF runs
2016 Montréal w/Vesnina at 2014 US Open (l. eventual champion S.Williams) and 2015
Olympics w/Vesnina Australian Open (l. Sharapova) – has not missed a major since
WTA Finals w/Vesnina making debut at 2007 US Open (as qualifier, l. Henin in 1r), a run
2014 US Open w/Vesnina of 45 consecutive Slams entering 2019 season
2013 Indian Wells w/Vesnina; •• Made Top 10 singles debut in January 2015; the 110th player to
Roland Garros w/Vesnina move into the Top 10 in WTA history and 12th Russian to do so
2012 Moscow w/Vesnina •• At 2014 Australian Open d. V.Williams to become first player not to
Beijing w/Vesnina have held No.1 ranking but secure wins over both Williams sisters in
2009 Fès w/Kleybanova Grand Slam play – defeated S.Williams at 2012 Australian Open
•• Member of Russian Fed Cup side that won competition in 2008
FINALIST (19): 2018 - Australian Open, Indian Wells (both •• Made WTA qualifying debut at 2004 Moscow and main draw
w/Vesnina); 2017 - Rome, Brisbane (both w/Vesnina); 2016 - debut at 2007 Los Angeles
Rome, Roland Garros (w/Vesnina); 2015 - Indian Wells, Miami, •• Mother’s name is Olga Makarova; father’s name is Valery;
Wimbledon (all w/Vesnina); 2014 - Australian Open, Miami (both brother’s name is Andrey
w/Vesnina); 2013 - WTA Finals (w/Vesnina); 2012 - Madrid, •• Enjoys dancing and pop music – favorites include Rihanna
Rome (both w/Vesnina); 2011 - Paris [Indoors] (w/Dushevina), •• Admires fellow Russian Anastasia Myskina
Luxembourg (w/Hradecka); 2009 - Beijing (w/Kudryavtseva); •• Began playing tennis at age six at Moscow’s famous Club Luzhniki
2008 - Fès (w/Kleybanova), Portoroz (w/Dushevina).
GRAND SLAM HISTORY
Overall: 80 - 45
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 29 - 11 1r 4r 4r SF 4r QF QF 4r 2r 2r 3r -
ROLAND GARROS 12 - 11 2r 2r 2r 4r 3r 1r 1r 4r 1r 1r 2r -
WIMBLEDON 17 - 11 4r 2r 4r 2r QF 3r 2r 1r 2r 2r 1r -
US OPEN 22 - 12 3r 3r 1r 4r SF QF 3r 1r 1r 1r 3r 3r

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TATJANA MARIA GER

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
08-AUG-1987 (BAD SAULGAU, GERMANY)
SINGLES DOUBLES

46 54
HEIGHT
5’ 8” (1.72 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (ONE-HANDED BACKHAND) 06-NOV-2017 06-JUN-2016

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Posted fifth Top 100 season finish in 2018
2018 79 13-24 2010 137 8-17 •• At 30 years old won first WTA singles title of career at 2018
2017 46 14-17 2009 68 6-10 Mallorca (d. No.20 Sevastova in F); also collected third WTA
2016 126 4-15 2008 272 1-8 doubles title in 2018, at Acapulco (w/Watson)
2015 68 10-16 2007 88 7-11 •• Posted best win of career-to-date when she defeated No.5
2014 214 2-3 2006 146 1-2 Svitolina in 1r at 2018 Wimbledon – marked third Top 10
2013 258 1-6 2005 284 -- win of career, having also defeated No.10 Li at 2010 Kuala
2012 112 2-3 2004 552 -- Lumpur and No.7 Bouchard at 2015 Miami
2011 191 0-2 2003 651 -- •• Finished 2017 by cracking into the Top 50 for the first time
in her career; jumped 69 spots from No.115 in 2016 to No.46
SINGLES TITLES (1) in 2017
2018 Mallorca •• Played 33 tournaments in 2017, more than any other player, a
feat all the more notable for the fact she was joined at all but
DOUBLES TITLES (3) a few tournaments by her young daughter, Charlotte
2018 Acapulco w/Watson •• Best result across the majors came at 2015 Wimbledon,
2016 Bogotá w/Arruabarrena where she reached 3r
2012 Québec City w/Mladenovic •• Gave birth to daughter, Charlotte, on December 20, 2013
and was back on the tennis circuit by the following April
FINALIST (4): 2016 - Rabat (w/Olaru); 2015 - Bastad (w/Savchuk); •• Husband and coach is Charles Edouard Maria (married April
2014 - Osaka (w/Arruabarrena); 2009 - Bad Gastein (w/Petkovic). 8, 2013 – formerly Tatjana Malek)
ADDITIONAL •• During pregnancy break, decided to switch from two-
hander to one-handed backhand
GERMAN FED CUP TEAM - 2006-11, 2018. •• Winner of 15 singles and 15 doubles titles on ITF Circuit
•• Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in 2001 and made
WTA main draw debut in 2006
•• Began playing at age four when introduced to tennis by parents

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 12 - 26
W-L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2 - 6 1r - 2r 1r - - - - 1r 2r 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 2 - 6 1r 2r 2r 1r - 1r - - 1r - - -
WIMBLEDON 5 - 8 2r 2r 1r 3r - 1r - - 1r 2r - 1r
US OPEN 3 - 6 2r 2r - 1r - - 2r - - 1r - 1r

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PETRA MARTIĆ CRO

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
19-JAN-1991 (SPLIT, CROATIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

32 53
HEIGHT
5’ 11” (1.81 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 22-OCT-2018 17-MAR-2014

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• In 2018 reached second career singles final at Bucharest (l.
2018 32 26-17 2012 59 18-18 Sevastova) following Kuala Lumpur in 2012
2017 89 6-4 2011 49 16-13 •• Posted career-high ranking of No.32 on October 22, 2018
2016 266 3-2 2010 144 5-13 after QF showing at Tianjin; also posted fifth Top 100
2015 144 0-8 2009 84 6-7 season in 2018
2014 179 1-8 2008 214 2-1 •• Enjoyed strong spring hardcourt season in 2018 season,
2013 116 7-12 2007 325 0-1 reaching QF at Indian Wells (d. No.6 Ostapenko, l. Halep)
and 3r at Miami (l. Barty)
SINGLES TITLES (0) •• Has reached R16 on four occasions across the Slams, at
FINALIST (2): 2018 - Bucharest; 2012 - Kuala Lumpur. Australian Open in 2018 (l. Mertens), Wimbledon in 2017 (l.
Rybarikova) and Roland Garros in 2012 (l. Kerber) and 2017
DOUBLES TITLES (0) (as qualifier, l. Svitolina after leading 5-2 in final set)
FINALIST (4): 2016 - Monterrey (w/M.Sanchez); 2013 •• Was ranked No.290 during 2017 Roland Garros run – the
- Marrakech (w/Mladenovic); 2012 - Paris [Indoors], Bad lowest-ranked player to reach R16 at a Grand Slam since
Gastein (both w/Groenefeld). the unranked Henin finished R-Up at 2010 Australian Open
(l. S.Williams). Since 1983, the only other player outside the
ADDITIONAL Top 200 to reach R16 in Paris was No.279 Martínez in 1988
WTA 125K SERIES TITLES - Singles (1): 2018 - Chicago, IL, •• Made 2r on Grand Slam debut at 2009 Roland Garros (as
USA. Doubles (1): 2016 - Bol-CRO (w/Knoll). qualifier, l. Wozniak)
CROATIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2008-09. •• Notched first Top 20 win in nearly five years over No.13 Keys
in 2r at 2017 Roland Garros – was first match against a Top
20 opponent since 2015 Guangzhou (l. No.2 Halep)
•• Made Top 100 debut on September 14, 2009 (after US Open;
rose from No.137 to No.89)
•• First WTA main draw was at 2007 Miami, falling 1r (as WC)
•• Mother’s name is Sandra Martic; she was a handball player
•• Baseliner whose favorite shot is serve, favorite surface is
hard court, describes her game as aggressive

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 21 - 27
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 4 - 7 4r - - 1r 1r 1r 1r 2r 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 8 - 8 2r 4r - 1r 1r 1r 4r - 1r 2r
WIMBLEDON 7 - 6 1r 4r - - 1r 3r 1r 2r 2r -
US OPEN 2 - 6 1r 1r - - - - 1r 2r 1r 2r

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MARIA JOSE MARTINEZ-SANCHEZ ESP

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
12-MAR-1982 (SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN)
SINGLES DOUBLES

19 4
HEIGHT
5’ 9 ¼” (1.76 M)
PLAYS
LEFT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 10-MAY-10 05-JUL-10

YEAR-END RANKINGS ADDITIONAL


SINGLES DOUBLES SINGLES DOUBLES SPANISH FED CUP TEAM - 2008-11, 2017-18.
YEAR RANK RANK YEAR RANK RANK SPANISH OLYMPIC TEAM - 2008, 2012
2018 -- 18 2007 173 108
2017 636 24 2006 109 62 WTA FINALS HISTORY
2016 664 42 2005 397 131 DOUBLES (0-3): 2009, 2017, 2018
2015 -- 115 2004 -- 265 Qualified for WTA Finals three times - 2009 (w/Llagostera Vives),
2013 532 129 2003 348 112 then 2017 and 2018 (both w/Klepac)... Won title in 2009 defeating
2012 161 15 2002 278 79 Serena and Venus Williams in SF and top-seeded Black/Huber in
2011 35 21 2001 92 40 final.
2010 28 15 2000 153 189
2009 27 6 1999 329 323 CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2008 92 30 1998 667 545 •• 2018 season highlight was 19th career WTA doubles title at
Mallorca (w/Klepac, d. Safarova/Stefkova in F)
SINGLES TITLES (5) •• Also in 2018, advanced to finals at Brisbane, Doha and
2011 Seoul Charleston (all w/Klepac)
Bad Gastein •• Advanced to SFs at Stuttgart, Madrid and Montréal
2010 Rome •• Qualified to WTA Finals Singapore in doubles (w/Klepac) for
2009 Bastad the third time; lost in QF stage to Sestini Hlavackova/Strycova
Bogota •• Ended the 2018 season at No.18, up from No.24 in 2017
•• In 2018, reached QF at Roland Garros and R16 at Wimbledon;
FINALIST (1): 2008 - Barcelona. fell in opening round at Australian Open and US Open
DOUBLES TITLES (19) •• Overall, best Grand Slam results have come with SF runs at
Roland Garros in 2010 and 2012 (both w/Llagostera Vives)
2018 Mallorca w/Klepac and US Open in 2012 (also w/Llagostera Vives)
2017 Tokyo w/Klepac •• At Australian Open, career-best result is QF in 2009 (w/
2016 Mallorca w/Dabrowski Llagostera Vives) and at Wimbledon is QF runs in 2008,
2012 Eastbourne w/Llagostera Vives 2009 and 2012 (all w/Llagostera Vives)
2011 Bastad w/Dominguez Lino •• Overall, owns 19 career doubles titles with six different
Dubai w/L.Huber partners; has finished R-Up on 13 occasions
2010 Dubai w/Llagostera Vives •• Career-high ranking in doubles is No.4 on July 5, 2010
2009 WTA Finals w/Llagostera Vives •• Won WTA Championships in 2009 in Doha (w/Llagostera Vives)
New Haven w/Llagostera Vives •• In singles, has a career-high ranking of No.19 from May 10, 2010
Toronto w/Llagostera Vives •• Owns five WTA singles titles, most recently at 2011 Seoul.
Palermo w/Llagostera Vives Biggest title to date came at Rome in 2010 (d. Jankovic)
Barcelona w/Llagostera Vives •• Trained at Juan Carlos Ferrero’s Academy as a Junior
Acapulco w/Llagostera Vives •• Father, Ricardo is a woodworker, Mother, Fini is a businesswoman.
Bogota w/Llagostera Vives Has two younger brothers Ricardo and Alejandro
2008 Acapulco w/Llagostera Vives •• Married husband Juan Domingo Perez on July 14, 2012. Gave
2001 Basel w/Medina Garrigues birth to daughter Andrea in November 2013
Bol w/Medina Garrigues
Porto w/Medina Garrigues
Acapulco w/Medina Garrigues
FINALIST (13): 2018 - Brisbane, Doha, Charleston (all w/Klepac);
2010 - Rome (w/Llagostera Vives), Moscow (w/Errani); 2009 - Bastad,
Cincinnati (both w/Llagostera Vives); 2008 - Berlin, Barcelona (both w/
Llagostera Vives); 2003 - Palermo (w/Parra Santonja); 2002 - Helsinki
(w/Bes); 2001 - Palermo (w/Medina Garrigues), Casablanca (w/Salerni).
GRAND SLAM HISTORY (DOUBLES)
Overall Doubles: 65 - 43
W-L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 11-8 1r 3r 1r - - 3r - 2r 3r QF - - - - - 1r 2r -
ROLAND GARROS 22-14 QF 3r 2r 1r - 1r SF 3r SF 1r QF 3r - - - 1r 2r 1r
WIMBLEDON 18-11 3r 3r 2r 2r - - QF 2r - QF QF 2r 3r - - - - 1r
US OPEN 14-10 1r QF 1r - - - SF 3r 1r QF 2r - 2r - - - - 1r

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NICOLE MELICHAR USA

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
29-JUL-1993 (BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC)
SINGLES DOUBLES

400 15
HEIGHT
5' 11" (1.81 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 24-SEP-2012 08-OCT-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


SINGLES DOUBLES SINGLES DOUBLES •• Won two WTA doubles titles in 2018 – at Prague and
YEAR RANK RANK YEAR RANK RANK Tianjin (both w/Peschke)
2018 876 15 2013 488 184 •• Also finished as R-Up at 2018 Stuttgart and Wimbledon
2017 739 39 2012 424 320 (both w/Peschke)
2016 965 88 2011 666 478 ••
2015 463 69 2010 887 697 •• Qualified for first WTA Finals appearance – with Peschke,
2014 803 124 fell to top seeds Krejcikova/Siniakova in QF
•• Ended 2018 season at career-high ranking of No.15
SINGLES TITLES (0) (October 8, 2018)
•• First Top 20 season-ending finish and fourth consecutive
DOUBLES TITLES (3) Top 100 finish
2018 Tianjin w/Peschke •• Best overall Grand Slam result came at 2018 Wimbledon;
Prague w/Peschke reached Final (w/Peschke, l. Krejcikova/Siniakova)
2017 Nürnberg w/A.Smith •• Has advanced to R16 at 2018 Australian Open (w/Peschke, l.
Brady/King) and 2018 Roland Garros (w/Peschke, l. Babos/
FINALIST (6): 2018 - Stuttgart, Wimbledon (both w/ Mladenovic). Best result at US Open is 2r in 2016 (w/
Peschke); 2017 - Istanbul (w/Mertens), Kuala Lumpur (w/ Golubic, l. Mirza/Strycova)
Ninomiya), Moscow (w/A.Smith); 2015 - Tianjin (w/Jurak). •• Won first career WTA title at 2017 Nürnberg (w/Smith). Pair
ADDITIONAL defeated Flipkens/Larsson in Final
•• Also won 2016 125k San Antonio title (w/Groenefeld)
WTA 125K SERIES TITLES – Doubles (1): San Antonio- •• Coached by Torsten Peschke
TX, USA (w/Groenefeld) •• Born in Brno in the Czech Republic, but moved to Florida
USA FED CUP TEAM - 2018. with her parents and older sister Jane when she was a baby
WTA FINALS HISTORY
DOUBLES (0-1): 2018
Made WTA Finals debut in 2018 (w/Peschke); lost to the top-
seeded team of Krejcikova/Siniakova in opening round.

GRAND SLAM HISTORY (DOUBLES)


Overall Doubles: 10 - 12
W-L 18 17 16 15
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2-2 3r - 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 2-3 3r 1r 1r -
WIMBLEDON 5-4 F 1r 1r 1r
US OPEN 1-3 1r 1r 2r -

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ELISE MERTENS BEL

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
17-NOV-1995 (LEUVEN, BELGIUM)
SINGLES DOUBLES

13 11
HEIGHT
5' 10" (1.79 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 22-OCT-2018 22-OCT-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Won three singles titles in 2018 – Hobart (d. Buzarnescu),
2018 13 46-21 2015 157 -- Lugano (d. Sabalenka) and Rabat (d. Tomljanovic) – to add
2017 35 32-21 2014 264 -- to maiden title won at 2017 Hobart
2016 120 3-3 2013 577 -- •• Enjoyed strong summer hardcourt season with a SF run at San
Jose (l. eventual champion Buzarnescu) and consecutive QF
SINGLES TITLES (4) showings at Montréal (l. Svitolina) and Cincinnati (l. Kvitova)
2018 Rabat •• Qualified for WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai, going 1-1 in the
2018 Lugano group stage (d. Kontaveit, l. Goerges)
2018 Hobart •• Ended 2018 season at career-high ranking of No.13, up from
2017 Hobart No.35 in 2017; only two Top 100 finishes in career to date
•• Won four doubles titles in 2018 – Hobart, ‘s-Hertogenbosch
FINALIST (1): 2017 - Istanbul. and Wuhan (all w/Schuurs) and Lugano (w/Flipkens)
DOUBLES TITLES (6) •• Qualified for WTA Finals Singapore doubles field with
Schuurs (lost in QFs to Barty/Vandeweghe). Reached
2018 Wuhan w/Schuurs career-high doubles ranking of No.11 on October 22
's-Hertogenbosch w/Schuurs •• Achieved Grand Slam breakthrough at 2018 Australian Open;
Lugano w/Flipkens making debut at event, advanced to first SF at a major – d.
Hobart w/Schuurs No.23 Gavrilova in 2r and No.4 Svitolina in QF – first win over
2017 Guangzhou w/Schuurs a Top 5 opponent – before falling to No.2 seed and eventual
2016 Auckland w/Mestach champion Wozniacki (ending 10-match win streak)
FINALIST (4): 2018 - Birmingham, Cincinnati (w/Schuurs); •• Also had career-best results at 2018 Roland Garros (R16, l.
2017 - Istanbul (w/Melichar), Bucharest (w/Schuurs). eventual champion Halep) and 2018 Wimbledon (3r, l.
Cibulkova)
ADDITIONAL •• Became first woman from Belgium to reach R16 at US Open
WTA 125K SERIES TITLES - Doubles (1): 2016 - Limoges- since 2010 (Wickmayer – R16, Clijsters – Won), eventually
FRA (w/Minella). losing to defending champion Stephens
BELGIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2017-18. •• Defeated No.3 Stephens at 2018 Cincinnati to score her
second career Top 5 win (also No.4 Svitolina at 2018
WTA FINALS HISTORY Australian Open)
DOUBLES (0-1): 2018 •• Made WTA singles main draw debut at 2016 ‘s-Hertogenbosch
Made WTA Finals debut in 2018 (w/Schuurs); lost in opening – as qualifier, advanced to QF (l. Mladenovic)
round to Barty/Vandeweghe. •• Won first WTA title of any kind in doubles at 2016 Auckland
(w/Mestach)
•• Played first tour-level event of career at 2015 Antwerp (fell
in qualifying) and played first events of career on ITF Circuit
in Belgium in 2010
•• Earlier coaching history includes Belgian federation until
early teens, as well as a year at the Mouratoglou Academy
•• Mother Liliane, teaches languages and history and father,
Guido, makes furniture for churches. Was introduced to
tennis by her sister Lauren, who is six years older (now
airline pilot with KLM) 
•• Speaks Dutch/Flemish, French and English

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 15 - 8
W - L 18 17 16
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 5 - 1 SF - -
ROLAND GARROS 5 - 2 4r 3r -
WIMBLEDON 2 - 2 3r 1r -
US OPEN 3 - 3 4r 1r 1r

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KRISTINA MLADENOVIC FRA

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
14-MAY-1993 (SAINT POL SUR MER, FRANCE)
SINGLES DOUBLES

10 2
HEIGHT
6’ (1.84 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 23-OCT-2017 24-OCT-2016

WTA YEAR-END RANKING WTA FINALS HISTORY


SINGLES DOUBLES SINGLES DOUBLES DOUBLES (5-3): 2015, 2016, 2018
YEAR RANK W-L RANK YEAR RANK W-L RANK Made WTA Finals debut in 2015 (w/Babos) and returned in 2016
2018 44 22-28 3 2012 76 5-5 28 (w/Garcia, as top seeds, l. Mattek-Sands/Safarova in SF)... Won
2017 11 38-27 26 2011 183 0-1 100 title in 2018 (w/Babos).
2016 42 31-32 2 2010 354 1-2 270
2015 29 35-26 9 2009 202 0-4 530 CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2014 81 15-23 17 2008 1005 -- -- •• Advanced to eighth career singles final at 2018 St
2013 56 21-26 19 Petersburg (as defending champion, l. Kvitova); Run to
SINGLES TITLES (1) final brought first singles match wins since August 2017
•• In 2018 had QF showings at Acapulco (l. Tsurenko) and
2017 St. Petersburg Linz (l. Petkovic) as well as 3r runs at Indian Wells (l.
FINALIST (7): 2018 - St. Petersburg; 2017 - Acapulco, Stuttgart, Wang), Madrid (l. Sharapova) and Cincinnati (l. Kvitova)
Madrid; 2016 - ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Hong Kong; 2015 - Strasbourg. •• Finished 2018 season at No.44; fourth consecutive Top 50
DOUBLES TITLES (19) season
•• Won three doubles titles in 2018 to add to career total of 19,
2018 WTA Finals w/Babos including the Australian Open, Birmingham and WTA Finals
Birmingham w/Babos (all w/Babos)
Australian Open w/Babos •• Ended 2018 season ranked No.3 in doubles (owns career-
2016 Roland Garros w/Garcia high ranking of No.2 from October 24, 2016)
Madrid w/Garcia •• Matched career-best result at 2018 Wimbledon by
Stuttgart w/Garcia reaching 3r (l. eventual champion S.Williams)
Charleston w/Garcia •• Career-best Grand Slam singles results came with QF
2015 Washington, D.C. w/Bencic runs at both 2015 US Open and 2017 Roland Garros
Rome w/Babos •• Owns two Grand Slam doubles titles – at 2016 Roland
Marrakech w/Babos Garros (w/Garcia) and 2018 Australian Open (w/Babos)
Dubai w/Babos •• Also R-Up in three Grand Slam doubles finals – 2014
2014 Acapulco w/Voskoboeva Wimbledon and 2018 US Open (both w/Babos) and 2016
2013 Osaka w/Pennetta US Open (w/Garcia)
Palermo w/Piter •• Won only career singles title to-date at 2017 St
Oeiras w/H.Chan Peterbsurg (d. Putintseva in F); currently owns 1-7 record
Charleston w/Safarova in singles finals after R-Up finishes at 2015 Strasbourg,
Memphis w/Voskoboeva 2016 /s-Hertogenbosch, 2016 Hong Kong, 2017 Acapulco,
2012 Québec City w/Malek) 2017 Madrid, 2017 Stuttgart and 2018 St Petersburg
Montréal w/Jans-Ignacik •• Has career-high singles ranking of No.10 (October 23, 2017)
FINALIST (13): 2018 - Madrid, US Open (w/Babos); 2016 - •• Made Top 100 debut on September 17, 2012 and made
Sydney, Dubai, US Open, Beijing (w/Garcia); 2014 - Brisbane (w/ Top 50 debut on March 18, 2013
Voskoboeva), Paris [Indoors], Wimbledon, Cincinnati (all w/Babos), •• Played first WTA main draw matches in 2009
‘s-Hertogenbosch (w/Krajicek); 2013 - Marrakech (w/Martic); 2011 •• Played first WTA qualifying event at 2008 Paris Indoors
- Copenhagen (w/Piter). (as wildcard)
ADDITIONAL •• Mother is Dzenita (was a pro volleyball player); father is
Dragan (was a pro handball player); brother is Luka
WTA 125K SERIES TITLES - Singles (1): 2012 - Taipei, TPE. (soccer player)
Doubles (1): 2012 - Taipei, TPE (w/H.Chan) •• Started playing tennis aged 8 when introduced to sport
MIXED DOUBLES - Winner (2): 2014 - Australian Open (w/ by parents
Nestor); 2013 - Wimbledon (w/Nestor). Finalist (2): 2015 - •• Speaks French, English, Serbian, Italian and Spanish
Australian Open (w/Nestor); 2013 - Roland Garros (w/Nestor).
FRENCH FED CUP TEAM - 2012-18.
FRENCH OLYMPIC TEAM - 2012, 2016.
GRAND SLAM HISTORY
Overall: 29 - 32
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 4 - 7 1r 1r 3r 2r 1r 2r - - - 1r
ROLAND GARROS 11 - 10 1r QF 3r 3r 3r 2r 1r 1r 1r 1r
WIMBLEDON 5 - 7 3r 2r 1r 3r 1r 1r 1r - - -
US OPEN 9 - 8 2r 1r 2r QF 1r 2r 3r - - 1r

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GARBIÑE MUGURUZA ESP

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
08-OCT-1993 (CARACAS, VENEZUELA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

1 10
HEIGHT
6’ (1.82 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 11-SEP-2017 23-FEB-2015

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Won sixth career singles title at 2018 Monterrey (d. Babos in
2018 18 33-20 2013 64 14-12 F); also finished R-Up at 2018 Doha (l. Kvitova in F)
2017 2 47-21 2012 104 6-8 •• In 2018, made SF runs at Dubai (l. Kasatkina), Roland Garros
2016 7 35-20 2011 249 -- (l. eventual champion Halep) and Hong Kong (l. Wang)
2015 3 41-19 2010 432 -- •• Also reached R16 at Miami (l. eventual champion Stephens)
2014 21 38-21 2009 687 -- and Madrid (l. Kasatkina)
•• Qualified for WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai – defeated Sevastova
SINGLES TITLES (6) and Zhang in group stages before falling to Wang in SF
2018 Monterrey •• Is a two-time Grand Slam champion, winning titles at 2016
2017 Cincinnati Roland Garros (d. S.Williams in F, and dropping just one set
Wimbledon en route to lifting the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen) and 2017
2016 Roland Garros Wimbledon (d. V.Williams in F)
2015 Beijing •• Is one of 27 women in the Open Era to win multiple Grand
2014 Hobart Slam titles. Owns a 2-1 record in Grand Slam final matches to
FINALIST (4): 2018 - Doha; 2015 - Wimbledon, Wuhan; 2014 date (also finishing R-Up at 2015 Wimbledon – l. S.Williams)
- Florianopolis. •• Is the second player to face both Williams sisters in the final
of the same major (also Hingis, at US Open in 1997 – d. V.
DOUBLES TITLES (5) Williams, and 1999 – l. S.Williams). By winning 2017
2015 Tokyo [Pan Pacific] w/Suárez Navarro Wimbledon, became only player to defeat both sisters in
Birmingham w/Suárez Navarro Grand Slam final, at Roland Garros (d. S.Williams in 2016) and
2014 Stanford w/Suárez Navarro Wimbledon (d. V.Williams in 2017)
Marrakech w/Oprandi •• The 45th woman in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam title
2013 Hobart w/Torró-Flor) and one of 10 women (also Bouchard, Halep, Keys, Kvitova,
Osaka, Ostapenko, Ka.Pliskova, Stephens and Wozniacki)
FINALIST (5): 2015 - Dubai, Madrid, WTA Finals (all w/Suárez born in the 1990s to make a Grand Slam final
Navarro); 2014 - Madrid, Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (both w/Suárez •• At 2015 Wimbledon, became first Spaniard to reach
Navarro). Wimbledon final since Sánchez Vicario (1996) and first
ADDITIONAL Spanish woman to reach any Grand Slam singles final since
Conchita Martínez at 2000 Roland Garros (l. Pierce)
SPANISH FED CUP TEAM- 2015-17 •• Rose to World No.1 on September 11, 2017. Became the 24th
SPANISH OLYMPIC TEAM - 2016. woman in history of the WTA to hold the top spot and second
WTA FINALS HISTORY from Spain (after Sánchez Vicario in 1995). Also named ITF
World Champion for 2017
SINGLES (5-5): 2015-17 •• Has won six career WTA singles titles; owns 6-4 career record
DOUBLES (3-3): 2014-15 in singles finals. Also owns five WTA doubles titles
Made WTA Finals debut in 2014 in doubles (w/Suarez Navarro)... •• Made Top 10 rankings debut after 2015 Wimbled on R-Up
Played in singles and doubles in 2015...Advanced to singles finish; one of six players to enter the elite bracket in 2015
semifinals without losing a match in group stage in 2015 •• In 2015, became first Spanish player to compete at the WTA
(l. A.Radwanska)...Runner-up in doubles in 2015 (w/Suarez Finals in singles since 2001 (Sánchez Vicario) and reached
Navarro, l. Hingis/Mirza)...Contested singles in 2016 and 2017, doubles final (w/Suárez Navarro, l. Hingis/Mirza)
but did not advance out of round-robin competition. •• Made WTA main draw debut at Miami in 2012, defeating
No.9 Zvonareva for first Top 10 win of career
•• Began playing tennis at age three; first memory of the sport
was playing with her brothers
•• Mother, Scarlet is from Venezuela and father, José Antonio, is
from Spain

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 60 - 22
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 14 - 6 2r QF 3r 4r 4r 2r -
ROLAND GARROS 24 - 5 SF 4r W QF QF 2r -
WIMBLEDON 16 - 5 2r W 2r F 1r 2r -
US OPEN 6 - 6 2r 4r 2r 2r 1r - 1r

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MONICA NICULESCU ROU

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
25-SEP-1987 (SLATINA, ROMANIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

28 11
HEIGHT
5’ 6” (1.68 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 27-FEB-2012 02-APR-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Season highlights in 2018 included QF runs at Hobart (as qualifier,
2018 78 9-14 2009 101 10-22 l. eventual champion Mertens) and Taipei City (l. Lisicki)
2017 100 11-20 2008 47 8-15 •• Also reached 3r at 2018 Miami (d. No.17 seed Rybarikova in
2016 39 26-20 2007 179 0-1 2r, l. eventual champion Stephens)
2015 39 20-21 2006 222 -- •• Missed entire 2018 clay season due to a left leg injury,
2014 47 22-19 2005 268 -- returning at the ITF grass event at Southsea, Great Britain
2013 60 22-21 2004 430 -- •• In doubles, advanced to semifinals of 2018 Australian Open
2012 58 15-23 2003 451 -- (w/Begu), lost to Makarova/Vesnina
2011 30 21-15 2002 875 -- •• 2018 US Open marked 42nd Grand Slam main draw appearance
2010 83 6-9 •• Best results at majors are R16 showings at 2011 US Open (l.
Kerber) and 2015 Wimbledon (l. Bacsinszky)
SINGLES TITLES (3) •• Has made 3r at Australian Open three times, but never
2016 Luxembourg progressed any further than 2r at Roland Garros in eight
2014 Guangzhou appearances
2013 Florianopolis. •• Grand Slam R-Up in doubles, at 2017 Wimbledon (w/H.
Chan, l. Makarova/Vesnina)
FINALIST (5): 2017 - Hobart; 2016 - Seoul; 2015 - •• Nine Top 100 seasons in past eleven years, finishing 2018 at
Nottingham; 2012 - Luxembourg; 2011 - Luxembourg. No.101 (career-best year-end finish was No.30 in 2011)
DOUBLES TITLES (8) •• Owns three WTA singles titles, most recently at 2016
Luxembourg. Career record in singles finals stands at 3-5
2017 Biel w/Hsieh •• Also owns eight WTA doubles titles, most recently at 2017
2016 New Haven w/Mirza Biel/Benne (w/Hsieh). Now has eight WTA doubles titles
Washington D.C. w/Wickmayer, from 24 finals
Shenzhen w/King •• During 2017 Asian swing, passed US$5 million in career
2014 Hobart w/Koukalova prize money
Shenzhen w/Koukalova •• Made Top 100 debut on May 19, 2008 and entered Top 50 on
2012 Hobart w/Begu November 10, 2008
2009 Budapest w/Kleybanova •• Achieved career-high ranking of No.28 on February 27, 2012
FINALIST (16): 2017 - Wimbledon (w/H.C.Chan), Cincinnati (w/ •• Best win by ranking came over No.6 Li at 2011 Beijing
Hsieh); 2016 - Montréal (w/Halep), Luxembourg (w/Tig); 2015 - •• Made WTA main draw debut at 2007 Dubai
Hobart (w/Diatchenko), Wuhan, Moscow (both w/Begu); 2014 - •• Mother is Cristiana and father is Mihai (both engineers);
Katowice (w/Koukalova); 2013 - Eastbourne (w/Koukalova); 2012 sister is Gabriela
- Guangzhou (w/Gajdosova), Luxembourg (w/Begu); 2011 - Baku •• Favorite cities are Bucharest and New York
(w/Voskoboeva); 2010 - Hobart (w/Y.Chan), Prague (w/Szavay);
2009 - Stanford (w/Y.Chan); 2008 - New Haven (w/Cirstea).
ADDITIONAL
WTA 125K SERIES TITLES - Singles (1): 2017 - Limoges-FRA.
ROMANIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2004-09, 2011, 2014-17
ROMANIAN OLYMPIC TEAM - 2016.

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 25 - 42
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 8 - 11 1r 1r 2r 1r 3r 1r 3r 3r 1r 2r 1r
ROLAND GARROS 1 - 9 - 1r 1r 1r 2r 1r 1r 1r - 1r 1r
WIMBLEDON 7 - 11 1r 1r 2r 4r 1r 1r 1r 2r 2r 1r 2r
US OPEN 9 - 11 1r 3r 3r 2r 2r 1r 1r 4r 1r 1r 1r

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NAOMI OSAKA JPN

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
16-OCT-1997 (OSAKA, JAPAN)
SINGLES DOUBLES

4 324
HEIGHT
5’ 11” (1.80 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 08-OCT-2018 03-APR-2017

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Won first two titles of her career in 2018, at WTA Premier
2018 5 40-20 2014 250 2-2 Mandatory level Indian Wells (d. Kasatkina in F) and maiden
2017 68 18-22 2013 430 -- Grand Slam crown at US Open (d S.Williams in F)
2016 40 20-13 2012 1028 -- •• Reached one further final, at Tokyo [PPO] (l. Ka.Pliskova).
2015 203 0-2 Record in finals stands at 2-2
•• Also advanced to SF at Beijing (l. Sevastova)
SINGLES TITLES (2) •• Qualified for debut appearance at WTA Finals Singapore; went
2018 US Open 0-3 in group stage (l. Kerber, Stephens and ret. vs. Bertens)
Indian Wells •• Finished 2018 season at No.5 – up from No.68 at the
conclusion of 2017
FINALIST (2): 2018 - Tokyo [PPO]; 2016 - Tokyo [PPO] •• Nominated for 2018 WTA Player of the Year Award
ADDITIONAL •• US Open triumph made her the first Japanese woman to
reach Grand Slam final and the youngest US Open
JAPANESE FED CUP TEAM - 2017-18 . champion since Sharapova in 2006
WTA FINALS HISTORY •• By reaching Tokyo [PPO] final, became first maiden Slam
champion to make the final of her next event since
SINGLES (0-3): 2018 Azarenka won Australian Open and then Doha in 2012
Made WTA Finals debut in 2018; posted an 0-3 record in round robin •• From her efforts in New York, passed USD $5 million in
play... Became third Japanese player to qualify for WTA Finals prize money for the season – No.2 (behind Halep) on the
(along with Date and Sugiyama), and first to qualify since 2003. 2018 list of top earners
•• Also achieved career-best result at 2018 Australian Open
- reached R16 (l. eventual R-Up Halep); also advanced to
3r at both Roland Garros (l. Keys) and Wimbledon (l.
eventual champion Kerber)
•• Finished 2016 at then career-high ranking of No.40, which was
first Top 200 finish; voted 2016 WTA Newcomer of the Year
•• Highlight of 2016 was career-first WTA final at Tokyo
[PPO] (l. Wozniacki)
•• Won 2015 WTA Rising Stars Invitational in Singapore (d.
Garcia in F, saving match points)
•• Ranked No.406, made WTA main draw debut at 2014
Stanford. As an alternate, won through qualifying
(achieving first WTA qualifying wins in the process), and
came from match point down to shock No.19 Stosur in 1r
of main draw, before losing to No.18 Petkovic in 2r
•• Made WTA qualifying debut at Québec City in 2013 (l. Dabrowski)
•• Currently coached by Aleksandar (Sascha) Bajin
•• Was born in Osaka, Japan, and moved to USA when she
was three years old; holds dual citizenship. Currently
lives in Fort Lauderdale and trains in Boca Raton
•• Sponsorship deals include Citizen, broadcaster WOWOW,
Nissin (food brand) and Nissan (automobiles)
•• Her father, Leonard Max Francois, was born in Haiti and
attended college in NYC before moving to Japan where he
lived for 13 years
•• Her mother, Tamaki, is Japanese. Older sister Mari is also
on tour
GRAND SLAM HISTORY
Overall: 25 - 10
W - L 18 17 16
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 6 - 3 4r 2r 3r
ROLAND GARROS 4 - 3 3r 1r 3r
WIMBLEDON 4 - 2 3r 3r -
US OPEN 11 - 2 W 3r 3r

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JELENA OSTAPENKO LAT

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
08-JUN-1997 (RIGA, LATVIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

5 32
HEIGHT
5’ 10” (1.77 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 19-MAR-2018 19-JUN-2017

WTA YEAR-END RANKING •• First Latvian player to reach the championship match at
YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L a Grand Slam; previously Ernests Gulbis reached SF at
2018 22 23-21 2014 308 1-1 2014 Roland Garros
2017 7 43-20 2013 672 -- •• Is one of seven players born in the 1990s to win a Grand
2016 44 19-24 2012 892 -- Slam title (also Kvitova at 2011 and 2014 Wimbledon,
2015 79 6-5 Muguruza at 2016 Roland Garros and 2017 Wimbledon,
Stephens at 2017 US Open, Wozniacki at 2018 Australian
SINGLES TITLES (2) Open, Halep at 2018 Roland Garros and Osaka at 2018 US
2017 Seoul Open)
Roland Garros •• Followed Paris victory by posting her then-second best
major result, reaching QF at 2017 Wimbledon (l. V.
FINALIST (4): 2018 - Miami; 2017 - Charleston; 2016 - Williams). Along with S.Williams in 2015, is the only
Doha; 2015 - Québec City. woman in the last 10 years to have followed up victory at
DOUBLES TITLES (3) Roland Garros with a run to the QF or better at Wimbledon.
Before that, Henin also achieved the feat in 2007
2018 Doha w/Rosolska •• Best result to date at Australian Open is reaching 3r in
2017 Stuttgart w/Atawo 2017 and 2018; best result at US Open is reaching 3r in
St. Petersburg w/Rosolska 2017 and 2018
ADDITIONAL •• In addition to 2017 Roland Garros, also won title at 2017
Seoul. Record in singles finals stands at 2-4 with R-Up
LATVIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2013-17 finishes at 2015 Quebec City, 2016 Doha, 2017 Charleston
LATVIAN OLYMPIC TEAM - 2016. and 2018 Miami
WTA FINALS HISTORY •• Qualified for 2017 WTA Finals Singapore – went 1-2 in
group stage (d. Ka.Pliskova, l. V.Williams and Muguruza)
SINGLES (1-2): 2017 •• Enjoyed career-best season in 2017, finishing the year in
Made WTA Finals debut in 2017, but did not advance the Top 10 for the first time in her career (at No.7); was
beyond group stage competition. No.44 at end of 2016 (first Top 50 finish) and No.79 at
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS end of 2015 (first Top 100 finish)
•• In doubles, won first and second career titles in 2017, at
•• Advanced to sixth career singles final at 2018 Miami (d.
St. Petersburg (w/Rosolska) and Stuttgart (w/Atawo)
No.9 Kvitova and No.4 Svitolina en route, l. Stephens in F) •• Made WTA main draw debut at 2014 Tashkent (2r, l. Pervak)
•• Also reached SF at 2018 Wimbledon for season-best
•• Coached by her mother, Jelena Jakovleva
Slam result (l. eventual champion Kerber). Became first •• Father is Jevgenijs, half‐brother is Maksim Ostapenko
Latvian woman to reach final four at Wimbledon (graduated from art academy in Los Angeles and lives
•• Quarterfinalist at St Petersburg, Stuttgart, Rome and
there now).
Eastbourne in 2018 •• Previously worked with David Taylor from December
•• Finished 2018 season at No.22, after Top 10 finish (No.7)
2017 until 2018 Roland Garros
in 2017 •• Introduced to tennis at age five by mother; favorite
•• At Slam-level in 2018, also reached 3r at Australian Open
shots are serve and backhand; favorite surfaces are grass
and US Open. Fell in opening round at Roland Garros (as and hard
defending champion, l. Kozlova); was sixth player in •• Tennis idols are Serena Williams and Ernests Gulbis –
Open Era to lose in 1r of Grand Slam title defense watched Gulbis’ QF match at Roland Garros from his box
•• Champion at 2017 Roland Garros (d. Halep in F),
in 2014
becoming first woman to win her first tour‐level title at •• Took ballroom dancing classes for seven years
a Grand Slam since Barbara Jordan at 1979 Australian
Open (d. Walsh in F). Also became the lowest‐ranked
player (No.47), and first unseeded player, to lift the
trophy in the Open Era

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 26 - 13
W - L 18 17 16 15
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 4 - 3 3r 3r 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 7 - 2 1r W 1r -
WIMBLEDON 10 - 4 SF QF 1r 2r
US OPEN 5 - 4 3r 3r 1r 2r

88
PAULINE PARMENTIER FRA

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
31-JAN-1986 (CUCQ, FRANCE)
SINGLES DOUBLES

40 89
HEIGHT
5’ 9” (1.75 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 21-JUL-2008 30-APR-2012

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Highlights of 2018 season included two WTA singles titles
2018 54 16-19 2010 102 6-16 – at Istanbul (d. No.2 Wozniacki in QF, d. Hercog in F) and
2017 91 16-20 2009 109 6-12 Quebec City (d. Pegula in F)
2016 73 13-15 2008 62 17-21 •• Also reached QFs at 125k event in Limoges (l. Alexandrova)
2015 116 2-9 2007 59 9-4 •• Made 3r at 2018 Roland Garros for best Slam result since
2014 79 7-10 2006 197 0-2 2016 (also 3r at Roland Garros). Lost to No.2 Wozniacki in
2013 225 1-12 2005 207 1-2 straight sets
2012 66 13-18 2004 261 -- •• Ended 2018 season at No.56, up from No.91 in 2017. Overall
2011 74 5-14 2003 493 -- owns eighth Top 100 seasons in career
•• 2018 US Open marked 43rd Grand Slam appearance; owns
SINGLES TITLES (4) 23-42 record at this level
2018 Quebec City •• Best showing across all majors was R16 run at 2014 Roland
Istanbul Garros (upset No.17 seed Vinci in 1r, l. Muguruza), also
2008 Bad Gastein reached 3r on home soil in 2016 (l. Bacsinszky) and 2018 (l.
2007 Tashkent Wozniacki) and at 2012 US Open (l. Kvitova)
•• At Australian Open reached 2r in 2008, 2012 and 2016, and
DOUBLES TITLES (0) at Wimbledon reached 2r in 2008-09 and 2011
FINALIST (1): 2011 - Dallas (w/Cornet). •• Won first WTA singles title at 2007 Tashkent (d. Azarenka in
F) and second at 2008 Bad Gastein (d. Hradecka in F)
ADDITIONAL •• Achieved career high ranking of No.40 on July 21, 2008
FRENCH FED CUP TEAM - 2010-13, 2015, 2017-18 after Bad Gastein title run
FRENCH OLYMPIC TEAM - 2008. •• Made Top 100 debut in September 2007 (after US Open);
Top 50 debut in February 2008 (after Viña del Mar)
•• Has contested one WTA doubles final, at 2011 Dallas (w/
Cornet, l. Brianti/Cirstea)
•• Made tour-level main draw debut at 2005 Roland Garros (l.
Benesova in 1r)
•• Mother is Dominique, father is Jean-Philippe (both work in
cigar business); older brothers are Olivier and Julien
•• Born in Cucq (in northern France) and started playing
tennis at age 6 with family
•• Previously trained at Mouratoglou Academy for five years

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 23 - 43
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 3 - 9 1r 2r - 1r 1r 1r 2r 1r 1r - 2r - - -
ROLAND GARROS 10 - 14 3r 2r 3r 1r 4r 1r 1r 2r 1r 1r 1r 2r 1r 1r
WIMBLEDON 3 - 10 1r 1r 1r 1r - 1r 1r 2r 1r 2r 2r - - -
US OPEN 7 - 10 1r 1r 1r - 1r - 3r 2r 2r - 2r 2r - 2r

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ANASTASIA PAVLYUCHENKOVA RUS

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
03-JUL-1991 (SAMARA, RUSSIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

13 21
HEIGHT
5’ 10” (1.77 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 04-JUL-2011 16-SEP-2013

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• 2018 marked her 11th consecutive Top 50 finish
2018 42 21-21 2011 16 39-21 •• Finished in the Top 30 five consecutive years (2013-17)
2017 15 41-24 2010 21 39-21 •• Owns 12 WTA singles titles, including a career-best
2016 28 26-24 2009 41 24-21 three titles in a single season in 2017 at Monterrey,
2015 28 35-24 2008 45 10-8 Rabat and Hong Kong
2014 25 26-20 2007 281 0-1 •• Notched only win over a reigning World No.1 against
2013 26 33-23 2006 402 0-1 Kerber en route to fourth Monterrey title in 2017
2012 36 21-25 •• Is a winner of five doubles titles from seven finals, most
recently at 2017 Sydney (w/Babos)
SINGLES TITLES (12) •• In addition to reaching last eight at 2016 Wimbledon,
2018 Strasbourg reached a further six quarterfinals in 2016: Brisbane (l.
2017 Monterrey Kerber), St Petersburg (l. Bencic), Acapulco (l.
Rabat Wickmayer), Montréal (l. Keys), Linz (l. Cibulkova) and
Hong Kong Moscow (l. Gavrilova)
2015 Linz •• Represented Russia at Rio Olympics, losing to eventual
2014 Moscow gold medalist Puig in 2r
Paris [Indoors] •• Broke into Top 100 in singles on July 7, 2009 and entered
2013 Oeiras Top 50 on November 3, 2008
Monterrey •• Made Top 20 debut on September 13, 2010 and rose as
2011 Monterrey high as No.13 (July 4, 2011)
2010 Istanbul •• Played first WTA main draw as a wildcard at 2006
Monterrey Moscow
•• Named 2006 ITF Junior World Champion
FINALIST (6): 2017 - Tokyo PPO; 2015 - Washington D.C.,
Moscow; 2013 - Brisbane, Seoul; 2012 - Washington D.C.
DOUBLES TITLES (5)
2017 Sydney w/Babos
2013 Madrid w/Safarova
2012 Charleston w/Safarova
2011 Brisbane w/Kleybanova
2008 Fès w/Cirstea
FINALIST (2): 2015 - ‘s-Hertogenbosch (w/Jankovic); 2008 -
Palermo (w/Kudryavtseva).
ADDITIONAL
RUSSIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2009, 2011-13, 2015, 2017;
RUSSIAN OLYMPIC TEAM - 2016.

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 55 - 44
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 11 - 10 2r QF 1r 1r 3r 1r 2r 3r 2r 1r - -
ROLAND GARROS 17 - 11 2r 2r 3r 1r 2r 2r 3r QF 3r 3r 2r -
WIMBLEDON 12 - 12 1r 1r QF 2r 1r 1r 2r 2r 3r 2r 3r 1r
US OPEN 15 - 11 1r 1r 3r 2r 2r 3r 2r QF 4r 1r 2r -

90
BERNARDA PERA USA

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
03-DEC-1994 (LEUVEN, BELGIUM)
SINGLES DOUBLES

67 190
HEIGHT
5' 10" (1.79 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 08-OCT-2018 06-JUN-2016

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Reached a career high ranking of No. 68 on October 08,
2018 68 13-13 2014 348 -- 2018
2017 127 0-1 2013 361 -- •• Reached first WTA Premier Mandatory level R16 at 2018
2016 318 -- 2012 646 -- Madrid (l. Suarez Navarro); also made the QF at
2015 255 -- 2011 1031 -- Charleston (l. Keys)
•• Achieved best slam result at 2018 Australian Open by
SINGLES TITLES (0) advancing to R32 (l. Strycova), as a qualifier
•• Rose nearly 200 ranking places in 2017, ending season at
DOUBLES TITLES (0) No.127 after posting 54-20 record (all levels)
•• Made WTA main draw debut at 2017 Guangzhou (l.
Cornet) and contested qualifying at US Open, Wuhan,
Linz and Moscow. Also made 1r exit at WTA 125K Series
event at Limoges (l. Alexandrova)
•• On ITF Circuit, reached six finals, including three in a row
at $25k ITF/Stuttgart-Vaihingen-GER (WON), $25k ITF/
Darmstadt-GER (R-Up) and $80k ITF/Olomouc-CZE
(WON)
•• In 2015 won first titles on ITF Circuit at $10k ITF/
Alkmaar-NED, $10k ITF/Breda-NED and $10k ITF/
Rotterdam-NED. Also fell in qualifying at Québec City.
Improved ranking from No.646 to No.361
•• Made WTA qualifying debut at 2014 Québec City
•• On ITF Circuit has won eight titles in singles and eight in
doubles
•• Made debut on ITF Circuit in 2011 at $10k ITF/Landisville,
PA-USA

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 4 - 4
W-L 18
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2-1 3r
ROLAND GARROS 1-1 2r
WIMBLEDON 0-1 1r
US OPEN 1-1 2r

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KVETA PESCHKE CZE

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
09-JUL-1975 (BILOVEC, CZECH REPUBLIC)
SINGLES DOUBLES

26 1
HEIGHT
5' 5" (1.65 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 07-NO-2005 04-JUL-2011

WTA YEAR-END RANKING 2006 Moscow w/Schiavone


SINGLES DOUBLES SINGLES DOUBLES Luxembourg w/Schiavone
YEAR RANK RANK YEAR RANK RANK Dubai w/Schiavone
2018 -- 13 2004 116 142 Paris w/Loit
2017 -- 21 2003 -- -- 2005 Linz w/Dulko
2016 -- 51 2002 145 68 Paris w/Melzer
2015 -- 401 2001 86 48 2001 Estoril w/Rittner
2014 -- 9 2000 47 111 1998 Sopot w/Vildova
2013 -- 16 1999 44 48 FINALIST (41): 2018 - Stuttgart, Wimbledon (both w/
2012 -- 17 1998 57 148 Melichar); 2017 - Toronto (w/Groenefeld); 2016 - Linz (w/
2011 -- 2 1997 239 538 Groenefeld); 2014 - Doha (w/Srebotnik); 2013 - Brisbane,
2010 -- 5 1996 275 253 Nürnberg, Toronto, Cincinnati (all w/Groenefeld); 2012
2009 -- 26 1995 185 177 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/Groenefeld); 2011 - Sydney,
2008 -- 7 1994 241 148 Dubai, Madrid, WTA Finals (all w/Srebotnik); 2010 - Dubai,
2007 -- 11 1993 232 185 Stuttgart, Roland Garros, Eastbourne, Montréal, Linz, WTA
2006 133 8 1992 324 395 Finals (all w/Srebotnik); 2009 - Paris [Indoors], Miami, Ponte
2005 26 16 Vedra Beach, Madrid (all w/Raymond); 2008 - Antwerp (w/
SINGLES TITLES (1) Sugiyama), Eastbourne, Stuttgart, WTA Finals (all w/Stubbs);
2007 - Eastbourne (w/Stubbs); 2006 - Rome (w/Schiavone);
1998 Makarska 2005 - Amelia Island (w/Schnyder), Charleston (w/
FINALIST (1): 1999 - Leipzig. Benesova), Cincinnati (w/Salerni), Filderstadt (w/Schiavone);
2002 - Auckland (w/Nagyova), Luxembourg (w/Rittner);
DOUBLES TITLES (31) 2001 - Hamburg, Leipzig (both w/Rittner); 1999 - Prostejov
2018 Tianjin w/Melichar (w/Vildova); 1998 - Prague (w/Pastikova).
San Jose w/L.Chan
Prague w/Melichar ADDITIONAL
2017 Prague w/Groenefeld CZECH FED CUP TEAM - 1998-01, 2005-06, 2008-11.
2014 Rome w/Srebotnik
Paris w/Groenefeld CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2013 Brussels w/Groenefeld •• Achieved career-best singles ranking of 26 in November 2005
2012 Linz w/Groenefeld •• In 2018 won three WTA doubles titles: Prague (w/ Melichar),
Sydney w/Srebotnik San Jose (w/ L.Chan), and Tianjin (w/ Melichar); also R-UP at
2011 Beijing w/Srebotnik 2018 Wimbledon and Stuttgart (both w/ Melichar)
Carlsbad w/Srebotnik •• Won one WTA career singles title at 1998 Makarska d. F.Li in
Wimbledon w/Srebotnik final); made top 100 debut afterwards
Eastbourne w/Srebotnik •• Owns 31 WTA doubles titles; including 2011 Wimbledon
Doha w/Srebotnik (w/ Srebotnik)
Auckland w/Srebotnik •• Following Grand Slam victory rose to co-No.1 (w/ Srebotnik)
2010 New Haven w/Srebotnik on July 04, 2011
Indian Wells w/Srebotnik •• Has qualified for WTA Finals 8 times: 2006 (w/ Schiavone),
Hobart w/C.J.Chuang 2007-08 (w/ Stubbs) and 2010-11, 2014 (all w/ Srebotnik),
2008 New Haven w/Raymond 2017 (w/Groenefeld), and 2018 (w/ Melichar)
Doha w/Stubbs •• Coached by husband, Torsten Peschke (married on May 5,
2007 Zurich w/Stubbs 2003 in Berlin – maiden name is Hrdlickova)
Stuttgart w/Stubbs
Los Angeles w/Stubbs

GRAND SLAM HISTORY (DOUBLES)


Overall Doubles: 118 - 62
W-L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 00 99 98 97 96 95 94
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 25-13 3r 3r - 1r SF 2r 2r SF 2r 3r QF - - 1r - - QF - 1r 3r - - - - -
ROLAND GARROS 32-18 3r 1r 1r - QF 2r QF QF F 3r 3r 3r QF 3r 1r - 1r 3r 2r 2r - - - - 2r
WIMBLEDON 36-15 F SF QF - 1r SF 2r W QF - 3r QF QF 1r - - 2r - 2r 1r - - - - 1r
US OPEN 25-16 1r 1r 1r - QF 3r QF QF 3r - 1r SF SF 1r - - 1r 3r 2r 2r - - - -

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REBECCA PETERSON SWE

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
06-AUG-1995 (STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN)
SINGLES DOUBLES

52 95
HEIGHT
5’ 8” (1.73M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 22-OCT-2018 30-NOV-2015

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• 2018 marked first career Top 100 finish, finishing at
2018 55 10-11 2014 185 1-2 No.55 (up from No.196)
2017 196 2-3 2013 440 0-1 •• Advanced to 3r at the US Open, first time at that stage of
2016 137 3-6 2012 -- 0-1 a Grand Slam (l. Kanepi). Defeated a Top 30 player for the
2015 138 3-5 2011 1209 -- first time when overcoming No.28 Pavlyuchenkova in 1r
•• Rose to career-high ranking of No.59 on August 20, 2018
SINGLES TITLES (0) •• In 2018, posted a SF showing at Acapulco (l. Voegele)
•• Advanced to first WTA-level QF at Bastad in 2015. Also
DOUBLES TITLES (1) won one WTA doubles title that year at Rio de Janeiro
2015 Rio de Janeiro w/Bonaventure (w/Bonaventure)
•• Owns eight Top 50 wins, over No.49 Riske (2017 Guangzhou),
ADDITIONAL No.39 Cornet and No.33 Zhang (both 2018 Acapulco), No.45
SWEDISH FED CUP - 2014-18. Hsieh (2018 Roland Garros), No.42 Collins (2018 Mallorca),
No.50 Putintseva (2018 Cincinnati qualifying), No.38
Van Uytvanck (2018 New Haven qualifying) and No.28
Pavlyuchenkova (2018 US Open)
•• Played first WTA main draw at Bastad in 2012, falling 1r
(as WC)
•• Contested WTA qualifying for the first time at Bastad in
2010
•• Winner of 11 singles titles and six doubles titles on ITF
Circuit
•• Played first senior tournament in 2009, in doubles at ITF/
Stockholm 2-SWE
•• Trains in Stockholm and coached by father Mart Peterson

GRAND SLAM HISTORY - DOUBLES


Overall: 4 - 4
W-L 18 17
AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - -
ROLAND GARROS 1-1 2r -
WIMBLEDON 1-1 1r -
US OPEN 2-2 3r 1r

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ANDREA PETKOVIC GER

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
09-SEP-1987 (TUZLA, BOSNIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

9 46
HEIGHT
5’ 11” (1.80 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 10-OCT-2011 14-JUL-2014

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Ended 2018 ranked No. 64 – ninth Top 100 finish of
2018 64 16-14 2010 32 34-26 career and up from 2017 at No. 97
2017 97 12-23 2009 56 11-8 •• Achieved best Grand Slam result since 2015 by reaching
2016 56 20-22 2008 315 0-1 3r of Roland Garros (l. eventual champion Halep)
2015 24 31-24 2007 100 2-4 •• Reached three International-level SF in 2018:
2014 14 41-23 2006 238 0-1 Washington D.C. (l. eventual champion Kuznetsova),
2013 39 19-13 2005 338 -- Guangzhou (l. Q.Wang), and Linz (l. Alexandrova)
2012 143 9-10 2004 416 -- •• 2017 Season highlighted by SF run at Washington D.C. (l.
2011 10 54-17 Goerges)
•• Posted three wins vs. Top 50 players in 2017: No.28 Begu
SINGLES TITLES (6) and Bertens twice – once No.27 and No.30
2015 Antwerp •• Scored best result of 2016 with SF run at Doha (ret. vs.
2014 Bad Gastein Ostapenko); advanced to SF by defeating No.5 Muguruza;
2014 Charleston first win over a Top 5 opponent since d. No.2 Azarenka at
2014 Tournament of Champions-Sofia 2013 Beijing. Also in 2016, posted three QF runs
2011 Strasbourg (Luxembourg, Dubai and Brisbane)
2009 Bad Gastein •• Bowed out of 2016 Rio Olympics in 1r of singles (l.
Svitolina) and 1r of doubles (w/Kerber, l. Errani/Vinci)
FINALIST (5): 2013 - Nürnberg, Washington D.C.; 2011 - •• Owns 12-31 lifetime rord vs. Top 10 opponents, most
Brisbane, Beijing; 2010 - ‘s-Hertogenbosch. recent win coming over No.3 Stephens (2018 Washington
DOUBLES TITLES (0) D.C.). Other Top 10 wins were over No.5 Muguruza (2016
Doha). No.9 Makarova (2015 Miami), No.2 Azarenka
FINALIST (2): 2016 - Brisbane (w/Kerber); 2009 - Bad (2013 Beijing), No.10 Bartoli (2011 Beijing), No.6 Kvitova
Gastein (w/Malek). (2011 Cincinnati), No.7 Kvitova (2011 Toronto), No.7
ADDITIONAL Jankovic (2011 Stuttgart), No.6 Jankovic (2011 Miami),
No.1 Wozniacki (2011 Miami), No.5 V.Williams (2011
GERMAN FED CUP TEAM - 2007, 2010-12, 2014-17. Australian Open, by ret.) and No.6 Kuznetsova (2009
GERMAN OLYMPIC TEAM - 2016. Tokyo)
•• Is a former Top 10 player, cracking the elite bracket at
No.9 in September of 2011 and again in May 2015
•• Suffered right knee injury at Hopman Cup at end of
December 2012, which forced her to miss 2013 Australian
and Middle East swings; returned to tour at Indian Wells.
Ranking dropped as low as No.177 in March 2013
•• Member of German Fed Cup Team, 2007, 2010-12, 2014-18
•• Made first WTA appearances as a WC in qualifying at
2002 Hamburg and Leipzig
•• Favorite authors are Goethe, Wilde, Flaubert; people
most admired are Goethe (genius in writing) and Che
Guevara (genius in fighting)

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 45 - 36
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 8 - 9 2r 2r 1r 1r 1r - - QF 2r 2r 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 16 - 8 3r 1r 2r 3r SF - - QF 2r - - 2r
WIMBLEDON 9 - 8 2r 1r 2r 3r 3r 2r - 3r 1r - - -
US OPEN 12 - 11 1r 1r 2r 3r 3r 1r 1r QF 4r 1r - 2r

94
KAROLINA PLISKOVA CZE

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
21-MAR-1992 (LOUNY, CZECH REPUBLIC)
SINGLES DOUBLES

1 11
HEIGHT
6’ 1” (1.86 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 17-JUL-2017 31-OCT-2016

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Won two titles in 2018 from three finals contested, triumphing at
2018 8 49-23 2011 159 0-3 Stuttgart (d. Vandeweghe in F) and Tokyo [PPO] (d. Osaka in F)
2017 4 53-18 2010 203 0-1 •• Has reached multiple finals every year since 2013
2016 6 44-23 2009 228 0-1 •• At Grand Slam level this season, made strong QF run at
2015 11 53-26 2008 427 2-1 Australian Open (l. eventual R-Up Halep), reached 3r at Roland
2014 24 44-24 2007 860 0-1 Garros (l. Sharapova), made R16 for first time at Wimbledon (l.
2013 67 11-15 2006 1168 -- Bertens) and had QF showing at US Open (d. No.17 Barty in R16,
2012 120 1-6 l. S.Williams)
•• Enjoyed another stellar campaign in 2017, posting career-best
SINGLES TITLES (11) year-end finish at No.4 for second Top 10 finish. Year-end ranking
2018 Tokyo [PPO] has improved continuously for 12-straight seasons
Stuttgart •• Claimed No.1 ranking on July 17, 2017 despite making 2r exit at
2017 Eastbourne Wimbledon (l. Rybarikova). Is the first Czech woman to achieve
Doha the No.1 ranking since the computer rankings were introduced in
Brisbane 1975 (Martina Navratilova became No.1 on July 10, 1978 while
2016 Cincinnati representing USA)
Nottingham •• Won three titles in 2017, at Brisbane (d. Cornet in F), Doha (d.
2015 Prague Wozniacki in F) and Eastbourne (d. Wozniacki in F)
2014 Linz •• In Grand Slam play, reached SF at Roland Garros (l. eventual
Seoul R-Up Halep), QF at both Australian Open (l. Lucic Baroni) and
2013 Kuala Lumpur US Open (l. Vandeweghe), and posted 2r result at Wimbledon
(l. Rybarikova)
FINALIST (11): 2018 - Tianjin; 2016 - Eastbourne; US Open; •• Led the WTA in 2017 for aces served – 452 from 68 matches. Also
2015 - Sydney, Dubai, Birmingham, Stanford WTA Elite Trophy; posted joint-second most match wins – 53 (level with Svitolina,
2014 - Pattaya City, Nürnberg, Hong Kong. behind Wozniacki – 60)
DOUBLES TITLES (5) •• Holds a 11-11 record in singles finals, having won having titles on
clay (2015 Prague, 2018 Stuttgart), grass (2016 Nottingham,
2016 Birmingham w/Strycova 2017 Eastbourne) and hard (2013 Kuala Lumpur, 2014 Linz, 2014
2014 Nürnberg w/Krajicek Seoul, 2016 Cincinnati, 2017 Brisbane, 2017 Doha, 2018 Tokyo)
2014 Hong Kong w/Kr.Pliskova •• Enjoyed a break-out year in 2016, ending the year at No.6 (up
2014 Bad Gastein w/Kr.Pliskova from No.11 in 2015)
2013 Linz w/Kr.Pliskova •• Helped Czech Republic defend Fed Cup title in November 2016,
FINALIST (2): 2016 - Indian Wells (w/Goerges); 2013 - going 1-1 in singles (d. Mladenovic, l. Garcia) before teaming w/
Palermo (w/Kr.Pliskova). Strycova to defeat Garcia/Mladenovic in decisive doubles match.
Czech Republic have won the Cup in five out of the last seven
ADDITIONAL •• were introduced in November 1975, after Navratilova,
CZECH FED CUP TEAM - 2015-17. Mandlikova, Sukova, Novotna, Vaidisova, Kvitova and Safarova
Captured fifth career doubles title of career at 2016 Birmingham
WTA FINALS HISTORY (w/Strycova). Is now 5-2 in doubles finals. At 2013 Linz, with
SINGLES (5-6): 2016-18 sister Kristyna, became first set of twins to ever win a tour-level
DOUBLES (0-1): 2016 doubles title
Made WTA Finals debut in 2016 competing in both singles and •• Made Top 10 debut after 2015 Stanford R-Up finish, meaning that
doubles (w/Goerges). Posted 1-2 record in round-robin play; for the first time in WTA history, three Czech women ranked
lost in opening match in doubles (QF, l. top seeds Garcia/ inside Top 10 at the same time (along with Kvitova and Safarova)
Mladenovic)...Advanced to semifinal stage in singles in 2017 (l. •• Became eighth Czech woman to crack singles Top 10 since
to eventual champion Wozniacki) and 2018 (l. Stephens). computer rankings
•• Married Michal Hrdlicka in Monaco after 2018 Wimbledon

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 46 - 26
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 13 - 6 QF QF 3r 3r 2r 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 9 - 7 3r SF 1r 2r 2r 1r 1r
WIMBLEDON 8 - 7 4r 2r 2r 2r 2r 2r 1r
US OPEN 16 - 6 QF QF F 1r 3r 1r -

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ANASTASIA POTAPOVA RUS

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
30-MAR-2001 (SARATOV, RUSSIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

93 120
HEIGHT
5’ 7” (1.75 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 01-OCT-2018 05-NOV-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Ended 2018 season ranked No. 94 in the world; also
2018 94 9-5 2017 237 0-1 reached career-high ranking of No. 93 on October 01,
2018
SINGLES TITLES (0) •• Runner-up at two WTA International-level tournaments
FINALIST (2): 2018 - Moscow [River Cup], Tashkent. in 2018: Moscow International (l. Danilovic) and
Tashkent (l. Gasparyan)
DOUBLES TITLES (1) •• Has spent the majority of her career navigating the ITF
2018 Moscow [River Cup] w/Zvonareva circuit and has most recently began transitioning her
game to the WTA level
ADDITIONAL •• Participated in first tour-level events last season:
RUSSIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2018. Wimbledon, Gstaad and Moscow
•• On the ITF circuit, posted one QF appearance at Artvin,
two SF outings at Khimki and Trnava 2 and one runner-
up finish at Curitiba
•• 2016 highlights included back-to-back R16 finishes at
ITF 25k events Wesley Chapel and Surprise and one QF
appearance at 10k Khimki
•• Climbed to No.1 in the junior world rankings following
2016 Wimbledon title
•• Grandmother, and former Russian national team coach,
inspired her to start playing tennis

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 0 - 1
W-L 18 17
AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - -
ROLAND GARROS - - -
WIMBLEDON 0-1 - 1r
US OPEN - - -

96
MONICA PUIG PUR

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
27-SEP-1993 (SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO)
SINGLES DOUBLES

27 210
HEIGHT
5’ 7” (1.70 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 29-SEP-2016 25-MAY-2015

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Ended 2018 ranked No.53, up from No.58 in 2017. Career-
2018 53 18-14 2013 55 13-15 best finish was No.32 in 2016
2017 58 20-21 2012 127 0-2 •• 2018 season highlights include reaching SF at New
2016 32 41-24 2011 228 0-1 Haven and QF at Wuhan (as a qualifier). Also reached 2r
2015 92 15-23 2010 695 -- at US Open for second time in career
2014 60 16-18 •• Defeated the World No.2 player twice in 2018,
overcoming Wozniacki at both Miami and Wuhan. Is
SINGLES TITLES (2) joint-best win of career, also defeating No.2 Kerber at
2016 Olympics 2016 Olympics
2014 Strasbourg •• 2018 US Open marked her 22nd Grand Slam main draw
appearance
FINALIST (2): 2017 - Luxembourg; 2016 - Sydney. •• 2017 Season highlight was R-Up finish at Luxembourg (l.
ADDITIONAL Witthoeft). Also posted SF run at Doha (l. eventual R-Up
Wozniacki) and made QF at Acapulco (l. McHale)
PUERTO RICAN FED CUP TEAM - 2008-10, 2012, 2014, 2016-17 •• Posted first Top 40 season finish in 2016, at No.32;
PUERTO RICAN OLYMPIC TEAM - 2016. achieved career high ranking of No.27 on September 29,
2016
•• Made history at Rio Olympics in 2016, winning Puerto
Rico’s first ever Gold medal
•• Was Named Best Female Athlete of the 2016 Rio
Olympics by Association of National Olympics
Committees (ANOC); award was presented in Doha
•• First player representing Puerto Rico to win a WTA
singles title.
•• In her fourth career tour-level main draw appearance
(2013 Brisbane), defeated Rogowska in opening match,
becoming the first player from Puerto Rico to win a main
draw match since 2006 Charleston (Kristina Brandi)
•• Won inaugural Rising Stars Invitational as part of WTA
Finals in Singapore in 2014 (d. Zheng Saisai in F)
•• During 2016 off-season, hosted a charity exhibition
match against Sharapova in Puerto Rico in December

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 16 - 22
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 6 - 5 2r 2r 3r 2r 2r -
ROLAND GARROS 5 - 5 - 2r 3r 1r 1r 3r
WIMBLEDON 3 - 6 1r 1r 1r 1r 1r 4r
US OPEN 2 - 6 2r 1r 1r 1r 2r 1r

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YULIA PUTINTSEVA KAZ

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
07-JAN-1995 (MOSCOW, RUSSIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

27 318
HEIGHT
5’ 4” (1.63 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 06-FEB-2017 27-FEB-2017

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• 2018 season highlights include making second WTA
2018 45 19-21 2013 105 5-12 singles final at Guangzhou (l. Wang Qiang) and QF at
2017 53 20-27 2012 121 1-2 Roland Garros, matching best result at a Grand Slam to
2016 34 28-23 2011 241 0-1 date (also reached QF in 2017)
2015 74 10-17 2010 725 -- •• Also this season made the QFs at Washington D.C. (l.
2014 113 5-6 Kuznetsova) and QF at Taipei (l.Koslova)
•• 2017 season highlights include reaching first WTA final at
SINGLES TITLES (0) any level at St. Petersburg (and first SF at Premier-level).
FINALIST (2): 2018 - Guangzhou; 2017 - St. Petersburg. Defeated No.8 Kuznetsova and No.5 Cibulkova before
falling to No.51 Mladenovic in championship match
ADDITIONAL •• Became first woman from Kazakhstan to reach a WTA
KAZAKHSTAN FED CUP TEAM - 2014-17. singles final since Shvedova at 2015 Bogotá (l. Pereira)
•• Outside of Roland Garros, her best results at each Slam
include 3r at 2016 Australian Open (l. Gasparyan), 2r at
Wimbledon in 2015 (l. V.Williams) and 2016 (l.
Pavlyuchenkova) and 2r at 2016 US Open (l. Witthoeft)
•• First Kazakh to reach QF at Roland Garros – or at any
major – since Shvedova in 2012 (l. QF)
•• Posted career-high ranking of No.27 (week of February
6, 2017), and finished 2018 season at 45
•• Ended 2016 at career-best No.34, up from No.74 in 2015
•• Made WTA qualifying debut at 2009 Luxembourg and
WTA main draw debut at 2012 Copenhagen
•• Winner of six ITF Circuit singles titles
•• Was part of the Kazakhstan Fed Cup Team, 2014-16
•• A two-time junior Grand Slam runner-up (2010 US Open,
2012 Australian Open)
•• Changed representation from Russia to Kazakhstan in
May 2012
•• Tennis idols were Martina Hingis and Justine Henin - still
watches videos of Henin on YouTube

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 22 - 20
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 5 - 6 2r 2r 3r 1r 1r 2r
ROLAND GARROS 12 - 5 QF 3r QF 2r - 2r
WIMBLEDON 3 - 5 2r 1r 2r 2r - 1r
US OPEN 2 - 4 1r 2r 2r 1r - -

98
ALISON RISKE USA

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
03-JUL-1990 (PITTSBURGH, PA, USA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

36 78
HEIGHT
5’ 9” (1.75 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 15-MAY-2017 20-OCT-2014

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Posted sixth consecutive Top 100 season, ending 2018
2018 63 16-16 2012 179 0-4 ranked No.63 - up from No.70 in 2017. Achieved career-
2017 70 20-24 2011 135 3-8 high ranking of No.36 on May 15, 2017. Career-best
2016 41 23-19 2010 118 4-4 finish was No.41 in 2016
2015 97 15-24 2009 222 -- •• 2018 US Open marked her 27th main draw appearance at
2014 45 24-23 2008 895 -- a Grand Slam
2013 57 11-6 2007 627 -- •• Reached 3r at 2018 Miami, her best result at a Premier
Mandatory tournament (l. Y.Wang on third set tie-
SINGLES TITLES (1) break). Defeated No.7 Garcia en route to register fifth
2014 Tianjin career Top 10 win
FINALIST (5): 2018 - Nürnberg; 2017 - Shenzhen; 2016 - •• 2018 highlights include reaching QF at Hobart (l.
Shenzhen, Nottingham, Tianjin. Buzarnescu), ‘S-Hertogenbosche (l.Vandeweghe),
Mallorca (l.Stosur) and Tokyo (l.Pliskova). Also won
ADDITIONAL eighth ITF Circuit singles title at Surbiton (d. Perrin in F)
US FED CUP TEAM - 2014-15, 2017-18. •• 2017 highlights include finishing R-Up at 2017 Shenzhen
(l. Siniakova). Also part of Fed Cup winning USA team
and posted best win of career to date over No.3 A.
Radwanska on route. Also reached QF at Nürnberg and
made 3r at Australian Open and Wimbledon
•• Achieved best result in Grand Slam play to date reaching
R16 at 2013 US Open (d. No.10 Kvitova en route,
Hantuchova)
•• Won maiden WTA singles title at 2014 Tianjin without
dropping a set (d. Bencic in F)
•• Made Top 100 debut on July 22, 2013 (No.96)
•• Reached first WTA semifinal at 2010 Birmingham (as
qualifier, l. Sharapova)
•• Made WTA main draw debut at 2010 Charleston
•• Winner of eight singles and one doubles title on ITF
Women’s Circuit
•• Earned tennis scholarship to Vanderbilt University in
summer 2009, but after good results and finding
financial backing decided to pursue tennis full time and
turned pro two weeks before classes were due to begin
•• Engaged to Stephen Amritraj

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 15 - 27
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 4 - 7 1r 3r 1r 1r 3r - 1r 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 1 - 5 1r 1r 1r 1r 2r - - - -
WIMBLEDON 7 - 8 2r 3r 1r 1r 3r 3r - 1r 1r
US OPEN 3 - 7 1r 1r 1r 1r 1r 4r - 1r -

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MAGDALENA RYBARIKOVA SVK

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
04-OCT-1988 (PIESTANY, SLOVAKIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

17 50
HEIGHT
5’ 11” (1.80 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 05-MAR-2018 06-JUN-2011

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Ended 2018 ranked No.49, her ninth Top 100 season.
2018 49 17-22 2010 104 12-23 Career-best finish was No.20 in 2017, up from No.156 at
2017 20 19-11 2009 45 27-26 end of 2016
2016 156 6-7 2008 58 10-9 •• Set career-high ranking of No.17 on March 5, 2018
2015 77 16-24 2007 279 0-3 •• 2018 highlights include finishing R-Up at Birmingham (l.
2014 51 20-26 2006 330 2-2 Kvitova), making a career-best R16 showing at
2013 38 29-22 2005 302 -- Australian Open (l. eventual champion Wozniacki) and
2012 62 13-16 2004 924 -- reaching 3r at Roland Garros (l. Tsurenko).
2011 72 14-14 •• Also Helped Slovakia record its first victory over Russia in
Fed Cup in 2018 and made QF run at Monterrey (l. Vickery)
SINGLES TITLES (4) •• 2018 US Open marked 41st main draw appearance at a
2013 Washington D.C. Grand Slam
2012 Washington D.C. •• In 2017, became first Slovak woman to reach SF at
2011 Memphis Wimbledon; previous best results were QF runs by
2009 Birmingham Cibulkova (2011, 2016) and Hantuchova (2002). Also
FINALIST (4): 2018 - Birmingham; 2017 - Linz; 2014 - New made SF run at Nottingham (l. eventual R-Up Konta)
•• Was seeded No.1 at a WTA tournament for the first time
Haven; 2011 - Guangzhou.
at Linz in 2017 (l. Strycova in F)
DOUBLES TITLES (1) •• 2016 campaign was highlighted by reaching QF at Indian
2012 Budapest w/Husarova Wells (l. eventual champion Azarenka) – marked best
result at WTA Premier Mandatory level
FINALIST (1): 2010 - Tashkent (w/Dulgheru) •• Best win of her career was against No.2 Halep at New
Haven in 2014
ADDITIONAL •• Owns one WTA doubles title – 2012 Budapest (w/
SLOVAK FED CUP TEAM - 2005-15. Husarova); achieved a career-high doubles ranking of
No.50 (6 June, 2011)
•• Made WTA main draw debut as a WC at 2006 Prague
•• Has won four career singles titles: 2009 Birmingham (d.
Li Na in F), 2011 Memphis (d. Marino in F via ret.), 2012
Washington, D.C. (d. Pavlyuchenkova) and 2013
Washington, D.C. (d. Petkovic in F); also a four-time
runner-up, at 2011 Guangzhou (l. Scheepers), 2014 New
Haven (l. Kvitova), 2017 Linz (l. Strycova) and 2018
Birmingham (l. Kvitova)
•• Born in Piestany, Slovakia and began playing tennis at
age 8; moved to Bratislava at 15 to train at National
Tennis Centre
•• Her lucky charm is a toy turtle

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 29 - 41
W-L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 6 - 9 4r - 2r 2r 2r 1r 1r 1r 1r 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 9 - 11 3r 2r 1r 2r 2r 2r 1r 1r 2r 2r 2r
WIMBLEDON 7 - 11 1r SF 1r 3r 1r 1r 1r 1r 1r 1r 1r
US OPEN 7 - 10 1r 3r - 1r 1r 1r 2r 1r 1r 3r 3r

100
ARYNA SABALENKA BLR

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
05-MAY-1998 (MINSK, BELARUS)
SINGLES DOUBLES

11 57
HEIGHT
5'11" (1.82 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 08-OCT-2018 01-OCT-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Has enjoyed a break out year over the course of 2018,
2018 11 46-22 2016: 159 -- posting a career-high ranking of No.11 on October 8 - up
2017: 78 12-8 2015: 548 -- from No.78 at the end of 2017, her first Top 100 finish
•• 2018 highlights include winning the biggest title of
SINGLES TITLES (2) career at Wuhan (d. Kontaveit in F) and lifting her
2018 Wuhan maiden WTA title at New Haven (d. Suárez Navarro in F)
New Haven •• Made eight career wins over Top 10 players in 2018,
including beating No.8 Garcia at Beijing. Also defeated
FINALIST (3): 2018 - Lugano, Eastbourne; 2017 - Tianjin No.7 Ka.Pliskova (Eastbourne), No.2 Wozniacki (Montréal),
DOUBLES TITLES (0) No.9 Ka.Pliskova and No.5 Garcia (Cincinnati), No.9 Goerges
(New Haven), No.5 Kvitova (US Open) and No.6 Svitolina
FINALIST (1): 2018 - Lugano (w/Lapko) (Wuhan)
ADDITIONAL •• Posted best Grand Slam result at 2018 US Open,
advancing to R16 (l. eventual champion Osaka in 3s).
WTA 125K SERIES TITLES- SINGLES (1): 2017 - Mumbai- This marked her 5th main draw appearance at a Grand
IND. DOUBLES (1): 2017 - Taipei-TPE (w/Kudermetova). Slam. Was also No.26 seed– first Grand Slam seeding of
BELARUS FED CUP TEAM - 2016-17 her career
•• Reached second career WTA final at 2018 Lugano (l. Mertens)
•• Reached first Premier-level final at Eastbourne in 2018
(l. Wozniacki). Recorded wins over No.13 Goerges, No.15
Mertens and No.7 Pliskova en route to final
•• In 2017, she made her Grand Slam main draw debut at
Wimbledon and WTA main draw debut at Dubai
•• In 2016 rose nearly 400 places in the rankings, ending
year at No.155.
•• Made WTA qualifying debut at 2016 Rabat
•• Coached by former ATP player Dmitry Tursunov
•• Started playing tennis aged six
•• Prefers playing on hard

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 4 - 5
W - L 18 17
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 0 - 1 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 0 - 1 1r -
WIMBLEDON 1 - 2 1r 2r
US OPEN 3 - 1 4r -

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MARIA SAKKARI GRE

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
25-JUL-1995 (ATHENS, GREECE)
SINGLES DOUBLES

29 293
HEIGHT
5’ 8” (1.72 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 24-SEP-2018 16-NOV-2015

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Registered third-consecutive Top 100 year-end finish in
2018 41 22-24 2014 301 -- 2018 ranked No.42, up from No.52 in 2017 - the highest
2017 52 16-16 2013 610 -- year-end finish by a Greek player since Daniilidou in
2016 89 5-12 2012 627 -- 2006 (No.36)
2015 188 0-1 2011 702 -- •• 2018 season highlights include reaching her first tour-
level final at San Jose (l. Buzarnescu), scoring first career
SINGLES TITLES (0) Top 5 win after defeat of No.5 Ka.Pliskova in Rome as
FINALIST (1): 2018 - San Jose. well as SF at Istanbul (l. Hercog)
•• 2018 US Open marked 12th Grand Slam main draw
ADDITIONAL appearance
GREEK FED CUP TEAM - 2012-16. •• Made 3r at 2018 Roland Garros which marked her joint-
best result at a Slam, and best result in Paris. Has now
reached 3r at all four Majors – also 2017 Australian Open
(l. Lucic-Baroni), 2017 Wimbledon (l. Konta) and 2017 US
Open (l. V.Williams)
•• When she made 3r at 2017 Australian Open, became first
Greek woman to reach this stage at a Slam since
Daniilidou at 2005 Wimbledon (l. Pennetta)
•• Has six career Top 20 wins, against No.6 Wozniacki (2017
Wuhan), No.16 Vandeweghe (2018 Indian Wells), No.15
Bertens, No.5 Ka.Pliskova (both 2018 Rome), No.14
V.Williams (2018 San Jose) and No.19 N.Osaka (2018
Cincinnati)
•• Broke into Top 50 for first time at No.49 on October 9,
2017
•• Notched first Top 10 victory of career over No.6
Wozniacki en route to first WTA SF of career at 2017
Wuhan Open – became just second qualifier to reach
Premier-level SF in 2017 (Mertens at New Haven)
•• Reached first career WTA QF at 2016 Istanbul after
qualifying to enter main draw (l. Kovinic) – at the time,
achieved best win‐by‐ranking defeating No.34
Schmiedlova in 1r
•• Made WTA qualifying debut at 2012 Palermo
•• Made debut on ITF Circuit in 2010; Owns seven ITF Circuit
singles titles and five in doubles
•• Born and grew up in Athens, Greece, before moving to
Barcelona aged 18 – has trained there for two years
•• Mother, Angeliki Kanellopoulou, was tennis player too,
however didn’t start because of her – just liked the
sport. Tried karate and gymnastics but was thrown out
of class for laughing too much
•• Favorite surface is hard court

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 11 - 12
W-L 18 17 16 15
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 3 - 3 1r 3r 2r -
ROLAND GARROS 2 - 2 3r 1r - -
WIMBLEDON 3 - 3 1r 3r 2r -
US OPEN 3 - 4 2r 3r 1r 1r

102
ALIAKSANDRA SASNOVICH BLR

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
22-MAR-1994 (MINSK, BELARUS)
SINGLES DOUBLES

30 142
HEIGHT
5’ 9” (1.74 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 10-SEP-2018 28-OCT-2013

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Reached second career WTA final and first at a Premier
2018 30 26-22 2013: 135 -- tournament at 2018 Brisbane, as a qualifier – defeated
2017: 87 17-14 2012: 534 -- No.11 Mladenovic and No.16 Sevastova en route to final (l.
2016: 121 9-14 2011: 830 -- No.6 Svitolina)
2015: 103 6-5 2010: 717 -- •• Other 2018 season highlights included SF run at Moscow
2014: 142 2-3 [River Cup] (l. eventual champion Danilovic), first Grand
Slam R16 at Wimbledon (l. Ostapenko). Also made 3r for
SINGLES TITLES (0) first time at Australian Open (l. Garcia) and US Open (l.
FINALIST (2): 2018 - Brisbane; 2015 - Seoul. eventual champion Osaka)
•• 2018 US Open marked 15th main draw appearance at a
ADDITIONAL Grand Slam
BELARUS FED CUP TEAM - 2012-17. •• Has had three Top 10 wins in her career - No.6 Ka.Pliskova
at 2016 Tokyo, No.7 Kvitova at 2018 Wimbledon and No.10
Bertens at 2018 Moscow
•• 2016 season was highlighted by QF run at Tokyo [PPO] –
won three rounds of qualifying before defeating
Wickmayer in 1r and No.6 Ka.Pliskova in 2r; lost to eventual
finalist Osaka
•• Reached first WTA final at 2015 Seoul (as qualifier, l. Begu)
•• Has won eleven singles titles and seven doubles titles on
ITF Circuit
•• Started playing at age 9; introduced to sport by father
•• Practiced Taekwondo for a couple of years when she was
younger

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 14 - 15
W - L 18 17 16 15 14
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 3 - 3 3r 1r 2r - -
ROLAND GARROS 2 - 3 2r 2r 1r - -
WIMBLEDON 5 - 4 4r 1r 2r 2r -
US OPEN 4 - 5 3r 2r 1r 1r 2r

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ANNA KAROLINA SCHMIEDLOVA SVK

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
13-SEP-1994 (KOSICE, SLOVAKIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

26 213
HEIGHT
5’ 9” (1.76 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 12-OCT-2015 15-JUN-2015

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Claimed her third WTA title at International level at 2018
2018 77 12-15 2014 73 5-17 Bogota, beating No.79 Arruabarrena in straight sets
2017 133 0-1 2013 74 3-7 •• 2018 season highlights include SF at Zhuhai (l.Kostyuk), a
2016 227 6-24 2012 212 -- QF run at Hiroshima (l. Anisimova) and Tashkent (l.
2015 26 38-21 2011 634 -- Kuzmova) as well as R16 at Linz (l.Van Uytvank)
•• Also reached QF at 2018 Bol (l.Zidansek) in the WTA 125K
SINGLES TITLES (3) Series
2018 Bogota •• Advanced to 3r at 2015 US Open (l. Kvitova) to equal best
2015 Katowice Grand Slam result of career to date (also 2014 Roland
2015 Bucharest Garros)
•• Owns a 1-6 career record vs. Top 10 ranked opponents,
FINALIST (1): 2015 - Rio de Janeiro losses coming against No.5 Halep (2016 Wimbledon), No.4
Muguruza (2016 Roland Garros), No.4 Muguruza (2016
Madrid), No.8 Muguruza (2015 Wuhan), No.4 Kvitova (2015
US Open) and No.8 A.Radwanska (2015 Miami). Win came
over No.8 Vinci at 2016 Rio Olympics
•• Has won 12 singles titles on ITF Circuit
•• Member of Slovak Fed Cup team, 2012, 2014-18
•• Trains at Slovak National Tennis Centre in Bratislava
•• Parents are Juraj and Martina. Has a brother, Juraj Jr, and
younger sister Kristina, who plays the ITF Circuit

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 8 - 19
W-L 18 17 16 15 14 13
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2-4 1r - 1r 2r 2r -
ROLAND GARROS 3-5 1r - 1r 1r 3r 2r
WIMBLEDON 0-5 1r - 1r 1r 1r 1r
US OPEN 3-5 1r - 1r 3r 1r 2r

104
DEMI SCHUURS NED

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
01-AUG-1993 (NIEUWTADT, NETHERLANDS)
SINGLES DOUBLES

512 7
HEIGHT
5’ 6” (1.71 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 23-FEB-2015 22-OCT-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


SINGLES DOUBLES SINGLES DOUBLES •• Won seven WTA doubles titles in 2018 - Brisbane (w/
YEAR RANK RANK YEAR RANK RANK Bertens), Hobart, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Wuhan (all w/
2018 -- 8 2013 -- 292 Mertens), Rome, Montréal (both w/Barty) and Nürnberg
2017 -- 45 2012 -- 605 (w/Srebotnik)
2016 -- 71 2011 1103 659 •• Also finished as R-Up in Birmingham and Cincinnati (both
2015 783 72 2010 -- 583 w/Mertens) and advanced to SFs at Miami and Beijing
2014 561 239 (both w/Mertens)
•• Qualified to WTA Finals Singapore in doubles (w/Mertens)
SINGLES TITLES (0) for 1st time; lost in QF stage to Barty/Vandeweghe
•• In 2018, achieved best Grand Slam doubles result by
DOUBLES TITLES (10) reaching QF at US Open and R16 at Wimbledon; fell in
2018 Wuhan w/Mertens opening round at Roland Garros and Australian Open
Montréal w/Barty •• In 2011, qualified for all four Junior Grand Slam finals with
‘s-Hertogenbosch w/Mertens four different partners. Won both Australian and US Open
Nürnberg w/Srebotnik •• Career-high ranking in doubles is No.7 on October 22, 2018
Rome w/Barty •• Dutch Fed Cup Team, 2012, 2018
Hobart w/Mertens •• Born in Sittard, raised in Nieuwstadt
Brisbane w/Bertens •• Started playing squash at 3 years old, then began training
2017 Guangzhou w/Mertens with Tom Devries aged 8
2015 Bucharest w/Kalashnikova •• Started playing professionally at 17
Katowice w/Bonaventure
FINALIST (6): 2018 - Birmingham, Cincinnati (both w/Mertens);
2017 - Bucharest (w/Mertens), ‘s-Hertogenbosch (w/Bertens),
Auckland (w/Voracova); 2016 - Tashkent (w/Voracova).
ADDITIONAL
DUTCH FED CUP TEAM - 2012, 2018.

GRAND SLAM HISTORY (DOUBLES)


Overall Doubles: 8 - 11
W-L 18 17 16
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 0-3 1r 1r 1r
ROLAND GARROS 0-2 1r 1r -
WIMBLEDON 4-3 3r 3r 1r
US OPEN 4-3 QF 2r 1r

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ANDREA SESTINI HLAVACKOVA CZE

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
10-AUG-1986 (PLZEN, CZECH REPUBLIC)
SINGLES DOUBLES

58 3
HEIGHT
5’ 8 1/2” (1.74 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 10-SEP-2012 22-OCT-2012

WTA YEAR-END RANKING SINGLES TITLES (0)


SINGLES DOUBLES SINGLES DOUBLES FINALIST (1): 2013 - Bad Gastein.
YEAR RANK RANK YEAR RANK RANK
2018 721 9 2010 106 45 ADDITIONAL
2017 473 5 2009 158 59 MIXED DOUBLES - WINNER (1): 2013 - US Open (w/Mirnyi).
2016 274 9 2008 227 71 CZECH FED CUP TEAM - 2012-14
2015 155 20 2007 238 99 CZECH OLYMPIC TEAM - 2012, 2016.
2014 169 15 2006 226 236
2013 134 11 2005 341 543 WTA FINALS HISTORY
2012 65 3 2004 443 256 DOUBLES (6-5): 2012, 2015-18
2011 112 14 2003 686 -- Qualified for year-end finale five times, in two different cities and
with three different partners: Hradecka (2012, 2015-16), Babos
DOUBLES TITLES (27) (2017) and Mladenovic (2018)... Captured the title in 2017...
2018 Beijing w/Strycova Advanced to the final in 2012 (l.Kirilenko/Petrova), and reached
New Haven w/Strycova semifinals in 2015 and 2018.
2017 WTA Finals w/Babos
Moscow w/Babos CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Tashkent w/Babos •• Won two WTA doubles titles in 2018 – at New Haven and
Quebec City w/Babos Beijing (both w/Strycova)
Rabat w/Babos •• Also finished as R-Up at Sydney (w/L.Chan), Rome, Tokyo,
Shenzhen w/Peng Wuhan (all w/Strycova)
2016 Moscow w/Hradecka •• Best overall Grand Slam result came at 2013 US Open;
Québec City w/Hradecka reached Final (d. Barty/Dellacqua) and 2011 Roland Garros
Nottingham w/Peng (d. Mirza/Vesnina) both w/Hradecka
Prague w/Gasparyan •• Best result at Australian Open was R-Up in 2017 (w/Peng, l.
2014 Beijing w/Peng Mattek-Sands/Safarova) and 2016 (w/Hradecka, l. Hingis/
2013 US Open w/Hradecka Mirza). Best result at Wimbledon was R-Up in 2012 (w/
Budapest w/Hradecka Hradecka, l. V.Willams/S.Williams)
2012 Luxembourg w/Hradecka •• Won first WTA Finals w/Babos in Singapore in 2017 (d.
Cincinnati w/Hradecka Bertens/Larsson)  
Memphis w/Hradecka •• Reached doubles finals at London Olympics (w/Hradecka, l.
Auckland w/Hradecka V.Willams/S.Williams)
2011 Roland Garros w/Hradecka •• Won first career WTA title at 2007 Prague (w/Cetkovska).
Brussels w/Voskoboeva Pair defeated Ji/Sun in Final
Fès w/Voracova •• Father, Jan, is a master brewer; mother, Jana, is a doctor;
2010 Brisbane w/Hradecka; older sister’s name is Jana
2009 Bad Gastein w/Hradecka; •• In July 2017, married Fabrizio Sestini, who works in the
2008 Bad Gastein w/Hradecka tournament and player relations department of the WTA
Prague w/Hradecka
2007 Prague w/Cetkovska
FINALIST (23): 2018 - Sydney (w/Chan), Rome, Tokyo, Wuhan (each w/
Strycova); 2017 - Madrid, Beijing (both w/Babos), Australian Open, Dubai
(both w/Peng); 2016 - Australian Open (w/Hradecka); 2015 - Acapulco,
Birmingham, Linz (all w/Hradecka); 2014 - Québec City (w/Goerges); 2013
- Paris [Indoors], Charleston (both w/Huber), Québec City (w/Hradecka);
2012 - Wimbledon, Olympics, New Haven, US Open, WTA Finals (all w/
Hradecka); 2011 - Memphis (w/Hradecka), Palermo (w/Zakopalova).

GRAND SLAM HISTORY (DOUBLES)


Overall Doubles: 103 - 40
W-L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 27-10 QF F F 3r QF 2r SF 2r 3r 2r
ROLAND GARROS 28-9 SF 2r QF SF 1r SF SF W 3r 1r
WIMBLEDON 21-12 3r 3r 3r 2r SF QF F 1r 2r 2r
US OPEN 27-9 3r QF 3r 3r QF W F QF 1r 2r

106
ANASTASIJA SEVASTOVA LAT

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
13-APR-1990 (LIEPAJA, LATVIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

11 57
HEIGHT
5’ 7” (1.69 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 15-OCT-2018 08-OCT-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Had 6-9 record against Top 20 players in 2018. Two of those
2018 12 43-21 2011 94 12-18 victories (No.18 Keys and No.6 Osaka) came on the way to a
2017 16 37-24 2010 45 21-15 runner-up finish at 2018 Beijing Open
2016 35 21-20 2009 83 5-9 •• 2018 season highlights include finishing R-Up at Mallorca
2015 110 5-3 2008 194 1-1 (l. Maria), she claimed third WTA title of her career on clay
2014 - -- 2007 267 -- in Bucharest (d. Martic in F); now 3-3 in singles finals. Also
2013 - 2-2 2006 529 -- made first Premier Mandatory final at Beijing (l. Wozniacki
2012 181 0-1 in F). Defeated No. 6 Osaka in SF for her fourth Top 10 win of
the season.
SINGLES TITLES (3) •• Became the first Latvian woman to reach SF at 2018 US
2018 Bucharest Open, upsetting No.7 Svitolina and No.3 Stephens en route.
2017 Mallorca Defeat of No.3 Stephens was joint-best win rankings-wise
2010 Oeiras (also d. No.3 Muguruza at 2016 US Open and No.3 Ka.
Pliskova at 2017 Madrid). Across all majors, the only other
FINALIST (4 ): 2018 - Mallorca, Beijing; 2016 - Mallorca, Bucharest. Latvian woman to reach this stage is Ostapenko (2017
DOUBLES TITLES (0) Roland Garros – WON; 2018 Wimbledon – SF)
•• 2018 saw her make 43 tour-level wins, her highest previous
FINALIST (1): 2017 - Mallorca (w/Jankovic). number of wins in a single season was 37 in 2017
ADDITIONAL •• Best Grand Slam result elsewhere is reaching R16 at 2011
Australian Open (l. Wozniacki), before her two-year
LATVIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2005-06, 2008-10, 2018. absence from the game
•• In 2016, played first full season since 2012, reaching two
singles finals at Mallorca (l. Garcia) and Bucharest (l.
Halep), as well as first Grand Slam QF of career at US Open
•• Made Top 100 debut on July 13, 2009, Top 50 debut on
October 11, 2010 and Top 20 debut on May 15, 2017
•• Retired from professional tennis in May 2013 due to various
injuries – mostly muscular and back-related – but
returned to competition at ITF level in January 2015 after
body had fully healed
•• Prior to break from tennis, won first singles title at 2010
Oeiras – becoming first Latvian to win a WTA title in 17
years (since Savchenko at Schenectady in 1993)
•• On ITF Circuit, has won 13 singles and four doubles titles
•• Member of Latvian Fed Cup Team 2005-06, 2008-10, 2018
•• Studied leisure management during break from tennis
•• Trains and resides in Liepaja, Latvia and coached by Ronald
Schmidt
•• Mother is Diana Golovanova (English teacher)
•• Started playing at age six, introduced to the sport by her
grandmother, played for fun until she was 15
•• Speaks Latvian, English, Russian, German
•• Other sports interests are soccer and jet skiing

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 26 - 23
W-L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 7 - 5 2r 3r 2r - - - - 4r 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 3 - 6 1r 3r 2r - - - - 1r 1r 1r
WIMBLEDON 1 - 6 1r 2r 1r - - - - 1r 1r 1r
US OPEN 15 - 6 SF QF QF - - - - 1r 2r 2r

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MARIA SHARAPOVA RUS

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
19-APR-1987 (NYAGAN, RUSSIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

1 41
HEIGHT
6’ 2” (1.88 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 22-AUG-2005 14-JUN-2004

WTA YEAR-END RANKING WTA FINALS HISTORY


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L Singles (21-11): 2004-07, 2011-12, 2014-15
2018 29 20-11 2009 14 31-9 Qualified for WTA Finals nine times, competing in eight years… Champion in
2017 60 16-6 2008 9 32-4 2004 (d. S.Williams in F)… Also two-time runner-up, advancing to final in 2007 (l.
2016 -- 4-1 2007 5 40-11 Henin) and 2012 (l. S.Williams)… Qualified but did not play in 2013 due to injury.
2015 4 39-9 2006 2 59-9
2014 2 49-13 2005 4 53-12 CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2013 4 37-7 2004 4 55-15 •• Made R16 at Montréal (l. Garcia), notching fifth Top 20 win of 2018 after sweeping aside
2012 2 60-11 2003 32 24-12 No.12 Kasatkina in 2r; other wins coming against No.15 Sevastova (Australian Open),
2011 4 43-14 2002 186 1-2 No.18 Barty and No.6 Ostapenko (both Rome) and No.6 Ka.Pliskova (Roland Garros)
2010 18 33-11 •• 2018 season highlights include reaching SF at Shenzhen (l. eventual R-Up Siniakova), a
SF run at Rome (l. World No.1 Halep) and QF at Madrid (l. eventual R-Up Bertens in 3s)
SINGLES TITLES (36) •• Also made QF at 2018 Roland Garros (l. Muguruza). In Paris, victory over No.6
2017 Tianjin 2008 Doha Ka.Pliskova in 3r marked 22nd win on clay over a Top 10 ranked player – the
2015 Rome Australian Open most among active players
Brisbane 2007 San Diego •• 2018 US Open marked 54th main draw appearance at a Grand Slam – the
2014 Beijing 2006 Linz; ninth-most among active players
Roland Garros Zürich; •• Five-time Grand Slam champion, winning titles at 2004 Wimbledon (d. S.Williams in F),
Madrid US Open 2006 US Open (d. Henin in F), 2008 Australian Open (d. Ivanovic in F), 2012 Roland Garros
Stuttgart San Diego (d. Errani in F to complete career Grand Slam) and 2014 Roland Garros (d. Halep in F)
2013 Stuttgart Indian Wells •• Remains the last teenager to win a Grand Slam title, aged 19 years, 132
Indian Wells 2005 Birmingham; days at the 2006 US Open (d. Henin in F)
2012 Roland Garros Doha •• One of six women to achieve career Grand Slam in the Open Era (also
Rome Tokyo [Pan Pacific] Court, Evert, Navratilova, Graf and S.Williams)
Stuttgart 2004 WTA Finals •• Owns a 5-5 record in Grand Slam finals, finishing as runner-up three times at
2011 Cincinnati Tokyo [Japan Open] the Australian Open (2007, 2012, 2015) as well as 2011 Wimbledon and 2013
Rome Seoul Roland Garros
2010 Strasbourg Wimbledon •• Won 36th career WTA singles title at 2017 Tianjin in October (d. Sabalenka in F)
Memphis Birmingham •• Ended 2015 at No.4 on WTA Rankings for her fifth consecutive Top 5 finish, and
2009 Tokyo [Pan Pacific] 2003 Québec City ninth overall
2008 Amelia Island Tokyo [Japan Open] •• Won two WTA titles in 2015 season, at Brisbane (d. Ivanovic in F) and Rome (d.
Suárez Navarro in F) – won at least one title each year between 2003 and 2015
FINALIST (23): 2015 - Australian Open; 2013 - Miami, (13 straight years). Owns 36 WTA titles overall (36-23 record in finals), third
Madrid, Roland Garros; 2012 - Australian Open, Indian most among active players, behind S.Williams and V.Williams
Wells, Miami, Olympics, Beijing, WTA Finals; 2011 - Miami, •• In 2015, appeared at season-ending WTA Finals for eighth time – posted
Wimbledon; 2010 - Birmingham, Stanford, Cincinnati; perfect 3-0 record in RR stage (l. Kvitova in SF). Was champion on debut
2009 - Toronto; 2007 - Australian Open, Birmingham, WTA appearance at the season finale in Los Angeles in 2004 (d. S.Williams in F)
Finals; 2006 - Dubai, Miami; 2005 - Miami; 2004 - Zürich. •• Part of Russian Fed Cup team that finished runners-up to Czech Republic in
DOUBLES TITLES (3) November 2015, despite winning both rubbers vs. Ka.Pliskova and Kvitova
•• Autobiography, Unstoppable: My Life So Far, was released in September 2017
2004 Birmingham w/Kirilenko •• Started playing at age 4; at age 6 took part in Moscow exhibition that
2003 Tokyo [Japan Open] w/Tanasugarn featured Martina Navratilova
2003 Luxembourg w/Tanasugarn •• Began training at Bollettieri Academy aged 9 (required two years away from
FINALIST (1): 2004 - Memphis (w/Zvonareva). mother due to visa and finances)
•• Among her business interests is a Brand Ambassador for Porsche and Evian;
ADDITIONAL has a premium candy line, Sugarpova; has a skincare range called Supergoop!
RUSSIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2008, 2011-12, 2015 •• Has a strong following on social media (in 2014 became first tennis player to
RUSSIAN OLYMPIC TEAM - 2012. pass 15 million fans on Facebook)
GRAND SLAM HISTORY
Overall: 194 - 49
W-L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 54 - 13 3r - QF F 4r SF F 4r 1r - W F SF SF 3r 1r
ROLAND GARROS 56 - 12 QF - - 4r W F W SF 3r QF 4r SF 4r QF QF 1r
WIMBLEDON 46 - 13 1r - - SF 4r 2r 4r F 4r 2r 2r 4r SF SF W 4r
US OPEN 38 - 11 4r 4r - - 4r - SF 3r 4r 3r - 3r W SF 3r 2r

108
KATERINA SINIAKOVA CZE

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
10-MAY-1996 (HRADEC KRALOVE, CZECH REPUBLIC)
SINGLES DOUBLES

31 1
HEIGHT
5’ 9” (1.74 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 22-OCT-2018 22-OCT-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


SINGLES DOUBLES •• 2018 highlights include R-Up finish at Shenzhen (l. Halep),
YEAR RANK W-L RANK SF run at Nürnberg (l. Larsson) and reaching first Premier
2018 31 26-22 1 Mandatory QF at Beijing (l. Wozniacki). Also made QF at St.
2017 49 24-24 13 Petersburg (l. Mladenovic), Prague (l. Kvitova) and Wuhan
2016 49 17-19 35 (l. Kontaveit)
2015 108 13-20 58 •• Secured four Top 20 victories in 2018 after defeating No.11
2014 74 4-6 86 Bertens at Beijing, No.16 Vandeweghe at Wimbledon and
2013 211 0-1 348 No.4 Garcia and No.14 Muguruza at Wuhan
2012 1068 -- 1083 •• Finished 2018 ranked No.1 in doubles after winning first
two Grand Slam trophies at Roland Garros (d. Hozumi/
SINGLES TITLES (2) Ninomiya in F) and Wimbledon (d. Melichar/Peschke in F)
2017 Bastad both w/Krejcikova, the first pairing to complete the Roland
Shenzhen Garros-Wimbledon double since Kim Clijsters and Ai
FINALIST (3): 2018 - Shenzhen; 2016 - Bastad, Tokyo [Japan Sugiyama in 2003. Also R-Up at WTA Finals Singapore (l.
Open] Babos/Mladenovic)
•• Best Grand Slam results to date are 3r runs at Wimbledon in
DOUBLES TITLES (4) 2016 (l. A.Radwanska) and 2018 (l. Giorgi), Roland Garros in
2018 Wimbledon w/Krejcikova 2018 (l. Strycova) and US Open in 2018 (l. Tsurenko)
Roland Garros w/Krejcikova •• Owns 6-12 career record in doubles finals
2015 Prague w/Bencic •• Has two Top 5 career wins, both have come in Asia - against
2014 Tashkent w/Krunic No.4 Halep at 2017 Shenzhen and No.4 Garcia at Wuhan
•• In 2016, Reached first two WTA finals of career, at Bastad (as
FINALIST (10): 2018 - Shenzhen, Miami, WTA Finals (all w/ qualifier, l. Siegemund) and Tokyo [Japan Open] (l. McHale)
Krejcikova); 2015 - Shenzhen, Miami (both w/Krejcikova); •• On ITF Circuit has won seven singles titles and five doubles titles
2017 - Taipei City, Indian Wells, Charleston, Prague, US Open •• Made WTA main draw debut at 2013 Miami (l. Muguruza)
(all w/Hradecka); 2015 - Tashkent (w/Dushevina); 2014 - •• Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in 2012
Stanford (w/Kania) •• Mother’s name is Hana (accountant); Father is Dmitri (a
ADDITIONAL businessman); younger brother is Daniel
•• Started playing tennis at age five; all-court player; favorite
WTA 125K SERIES TITLES: Doubles (1): 2014 - Limoges-FRA surface is hardcourt; favorite tournament is Australian Open
(w/Voracova)
CZECH FED CUP TEAM - 2017.
WTA FINALS HISTORY
DOUBLES (2-1): 2018
Made WTA Finals debut in doubles competition in 2018
(top-seed, w/Krejcikova); advanced to the championship
match (l. to Babos/Mladenovic)

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 11 - 17
W - L 18 17 16 15 14
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2 - 5 2r 1r 1r 2r 1r
ROLAND GARROS 2 - 4 3r 1r 1r 1r -
WIMBLEDON 4 - 4 3r 1r 3r 1r -
US OPEN 3 - 4 3r 1r 2r 1r -

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SLOANE STEPHENS USA

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
20-MAR-1993 (PLANTATION, FL, USA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

3 94
HEIGHT
5’ 7” (1.70 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 16-JUL-2018 24-OCT-2011

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• 2018 season highlights included winning title in Miami (d.
2018 6 37-19 2012 38 21-17 Ostapenko in F) and finishing R-Up at Roland Garros,
2017 13 15-10 2011 97 7-9 Montréal (l. Halep). Also made title match at debut WTA
2016 36 22-10 2010 198 2-3 Finals (l. Svitolina)
2015 30 32-20 2009 802 -- •• Other 2018 season highlights were QF run at Acapulco (l.
2014 37 21-20 2008 496 -- eventual R-Up Voegele) and US Open (as defending
2013 12 39-23 champion, l. Sevastova).
•• 2018 marked the first time she reached four finals in a
SINGLES TITLES (6) season (reached three in 2016, at Auckland, Acapulco,
2018 Miami Charleston, winning all three)
2017 US Open •• Won her maiden Grand Slam title at 2017 US Open, d. Keys
2016 Acapulco 6-3 6-0 to become the fifth unseeded player to win a major
Charleston in the Open Era
Auckland •• Prior to 2017 US Open triumph, best result to date across all
2015 Washington, D.C. majors was reaching SF at 2013 Australian Open (d. S.
Williams in QF, l. eventual champion Azarenka)
FINALIST (3): 2018 - Roland Garros, Montréal, WTA Finals. •• Made Top 10 debut at No.9 after 2018 Miami title and went on
DOUBLES TITLES (0) to post a career-high ranking of No.3 over the on July 16, 2018
•• Owns seven wins vs. Top 5 players: No.5 Svitolina (2018
FINALIST (1): 2017 - Washington D.C. (w/Bouchard). Montréal), No.5 Ostapenko (2018 Miami), No.3 Muguruza
ADDITIONAL (2018 Miami), No.3 Kerber (2017 Toronto), No.2 Kerber (2016
Charleston via ret. w/viral illness), No.3 Sharapova (2013
USA FED CUP TEAM - 2012-14, 2016-17. Cincinnati) and No.3 S. Williams (2013 Australian Open)
US OLYMPIC TEAM - 2016. •• Won three titles in 2016, at Auckland, Acapulco and Premier-
WTA FINALS HISTORY level Charleston. Won maiden singles title in first final
contested at 2015 Washington, D.C. (d. Pavlyuchenkova in F)
SINGLES (4-1): 2018 •• At No.97 was youngest player in year-end Top 100 in 2011;
Made WTA Finals debut in 2018. After posting 3-0 record in round and after a phenomenal sophomore season, reached No.38
robin play, advanced to the championship match where she fell to and was the youngest player, and the only teenager, in the
Svitolina in 3-sets year-end Top 50 in 2012
•• Mother is Sybil Smith a former collegiate swimmer at
Boston University and late father, John Stephens, was an
NFL player in 1980s and 1990s; brother is Shawn Farrell
•• Started playing tennis at the age of nine, at the Sierra Sport
and Racquet Club, in Fresno, California. Two years later
relocated from Fresno to Boca Raton, Florida, where she
began training at the Evert Tennis Academy before moving
to Nick Saviano High Performance Tennis Academy
•• Coached by Kamau Murray (started working together in
January 2016). Worked with Nick Saviano in 2015

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 58 - 26
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 9 - 6 1r - 1r 1r 4r SF 2r -
ROLAND GARROS 20 - 7 F - 3r 4r 4r 4r 4r 1r
WIMBLEDON 10 - 7 1r 1r 3r 3r 1r QF 3r -
US OPEN 19 - 6 QF W - 1r 2r 4r 3r 3r

110
SAMANTHA STOSUR AUS

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
30-MAR-1984 (BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

4 1
HEIGHT
5’ 9” (1.75 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 21-FEB-2011 06-FEB-2006

WTA YEAR-END RANKING FINALIST (15): 2016 - Prague; 2013 - Moscow, Tournament of Champions-Sofia;
YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L 2012 - Doha, Moscow; 2011 - Rome, Toronto, Osaka; 2010 - Stuttgart, Roland
2018 72 17-25 2008 52 18-12 Garros; 2009 - Los Angeles; 2008 - Seoul; 2006 - Prague; 2005 - Gold Coast, Sydney.
2017 41 22-19 2007 47 17-18
2016 21 30-24 2006 29 29-24 ADDITIONAL
2015 27 33-24 2005 46 16-22 MIXED DOUBLES - Winner (3): 2014 - Wimbledon (w/Zimonjic);
2014 23 33-24 2004 65 17-19 2008 - Wimbledon (w/B.Bryan); 2005 - Australian Open (w/Draper).
2013 18 42-23 2003 153 2-4 AUSTRALIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2003-07, 2009-16
2012 9 44-24 2002 265 0-2 AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM - 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016.
2011 6 45-23 2001 276 --
2010 6 47-19 2000 682 -- WTA FINALS HISTORY
2009 13 38-20 SINGLES (4-6): 2010, 2011, 2012
DOUBLES (4-1): 2005, 2006, 2009
DOUBLES TITLES (25) Played in WTA Finals six times in four different cities: Los Angeles, Madrid, Doha
2018 Hong Kong w/S.Zhang and Istanbul… Won the doubles title in 2005 and 2006 (w/Raymond)… Of
2013 Moscow w/Kuznetsova three singles appearances, advanced to semifinals twice (2010, 2011).
2011 Stuttgart w/Lisicki
2007 Eastbourne w/Raymond CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Berlin w/Raymond •• 2018 season highlights include 3r showing at Roland Garros (l. Muguruza),
Miami w/Raymond reaching QFs at Gstaad (l. eventual champion Cornet), Strasbourg (as
Indian Wells w/Raymond defending champion, l. eventual R-Up Cibulkova) and Prague (l. Giorgi)
Tokyo [Pan Pacific] w/Raymond and SF run at Mallorca (l. eventual R-Up Sevastova)
2006 WTA Finals w/Raymond •• 2018 US Open marked 60th career Grand Slam main draw appearance –
Hasselt w/Raymond one of only six active players to reach the milestone, along with V.Williams
Linz w/Raymond (80), Schiavone (70), S.Williams (69), Kuznetsova (63) and Schnyder (60)
Stuttgart w/Raymond •• Owns one Grand Slam singles title, having won 2011 US Open (d. S.
Roland Garros w/Raymond Williams in F). One of just five women who have defeated S.Williams in a
Charleston w/Raymond Grand Slam final (also V.Williams, Sharapova, Kerber and Muguruza)
Miami w/Raymond •• Owns three Grand Slam mixed doubles titles: 2005 Australian Open (w/
Indian Wells w/Raymond Draper), 2008 Wimbledon (w/B.Bryan) and 2014 Wimbledon (w/Zimonjic)
Memphis w/Raymond •• Highlight of 2017 season came with ninth career title at Strasbourg (d.
Tokyo [Pan Pacific] w/Raymond Gavrilova in F), along with QF runs at Taipei City (l. Peng), Doha (l.
2005 WTA Finals w/Raymond Cibulkova) and Hong Kong (l. Wang) – also reached R16 of Roland Garros
Moscow w/Raymond for sixth time (l. eventual champion Ostapenko)
Luxembourg w/Raymond •• Advanced to fifth Grand Slam SF of career at 2016 Roland Garros (l.
US Open w/Raymond eventual champion Muguruza). Following Roland Garros result, rose to
New Haven w/Raymond No.14 – first time ranked inside Top 15 since week of August 26, 2013
Amelia Island w/Stewart •• Represented Australia at Rio Olympics, progressing to 3r in singles (l.
Sydney w/Stewart eventual silver medalist Kerber)
•• Achieved 500th career match win (all levels) at 2015 Washington D.C.
FINALIST (14): 2013 - Osaka (w/Zhang); 2011 - Wimbledon (w/Lisicki); •• Owns two wins over a reigning World No.1: S.Williams (2010 Roland
2010 - Indian Wells, Miami (both w/Petrova); 2009 - Eastbourne, Wimbledon, Garros) and Wozniacki (2010 WTA Finals)
Toronto (all w/Stubbs); 2008 - Wimbledon, US Open, Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (all •• Former doubles World No.1 (spent 61 weeks in top spot) with 24 titles to
w/Raymond); 2006 - Australian Open, New Haven (both w/Raymond); 2005 her name, including 2005 US Open and 2006 Roland Garros (both w/
- Philadelphia (w/Raymond); 2004 - Québec City (w/Callens). Raymond)
SINGLES TITLES (9) •• Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Australia in 1998, and first WTA
2017 Strasbourg 2013 Carlsbad main draws in 2002, as a wildcard at Gold Coast and Australian Open
•• Friend introduced her to tennis at age eight
2015 Bad Gastein 2011 US Open •• Off the court, enjoys going to the beach, swimming in the sea, hanging out
2015 Strasbourg 2010 Charleston with friends, surfing and listening to music
2014 Osaka 2009 Osaka
2013 Osaka
GRAND SLAM HISTORY
Overall: 91 - 59
W-L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 18 - 16 1r 1r 1r 2r 3r 2r 1r 3r 4r 3r - 2r 4r 1r 2r 3r 1r
ROLAND GARROS 39 - 15 3r 4r SF 3r 4r 3r SF 3r F SF 2r 3r 1r 2r 1r - -
WIMBLEDON 12 - 15 2r - 2r 3r 1r 3r 2r 1r 1r 3r 2r 2r 2r 1r 1r 1r -
US OPEN 22 - 13 1r - 2r 4r 2r 1r QF W QF 2r 1r 1r 1r 1r 2r - -

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BARBORA STRYCOVA CZE

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
28-MAR-1986 (PLZEN, CZECH REPUBLIC)
SINGLES DOUBLES

16 5
HEIGHT
5’ 41/2” (1.64 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 16-JAN-2017 29-OCT-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING ADDITIONAL


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L CZECH FED CUP TEAM - 2002-04, 2006-07, 2011-12, 2014-17
2018 33 25-23 2009 69 13-20 CZECH OLYMPIC TEAM - 2004, 2016.
2017 23 43-25 2008 76 5-9
2016 20 39-24 2007 156 3-5 WTA FINALS HISTORY
2015 41 31-26 2006 164 0-1 DOUBLES (1-1): 2018
2014 26 29-24 2005 142 8-15 Made WTA Finals debut in 2018 (w/Sestini Hlavackova); reached
2013 92 5-6 2004 56 15-17 semifinals before falling to top-seeded Krejcikova/Siniakova.
2012 92 13-21 2003 161 0-1
2011 44 24-28 2002 222 -- CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010 67 16-22 •• 2018 season highlights include making QF at Auckland (l. Hsieh)
SINGLES TITLES (2) and Sydney (l. Barty) as well as a SF run at Birmingham (l. eventual
R-Up Rybarikova). Also part of Czech Republic team that beat USA
2017 Linz 3-0 in Fed Cup World Group final (d. Kenin in day 1 singles rubber)
2011 Québec City •• Enjoyed successful 2018 season in doubles, winning titles at Indian
FINALIST (6): 2016 - Dubai, Birmingham; 2014 - Birmingham, Wells (w/Hsieh, d. Makarova/Vesnina), Rome (l. Barty/Schurs, New
Luxembourg; 2012 - Palermo; 2010 - Prague. Haven (d. Hsieh/Siegemund), Tokyo (l.Kato/Ninomiya) Wuhan
DOUBLES TITLES (23) (d.Mertens/Schuurs) and Beijing (d. Dabrowski/Xu)
•• Made R16 at 2018 Australian Open (l. Ka.Pliskova) for third
2018 Beijing w/Sestini Hlavackova consecutive year and R16 at Roland Garros – her best result in
2018 New Haven w/Sestini Hlavackova Paris to date (l. Putintseva)
2018 Indian Wells w/Hsieh •• Beat No.3 Muguruza in R16 at 2018 Birmingham to register sixth
2016 Tokyo [Pan Pacific] w/Mirza Top 5 win of career – previous wins came against No.2 Li (2014
2016 Cincinnati w/Mirza Wimbledon), No.3 Sharapova (2015 Wuhan), No.3 Muguruza
2016 Birmingham w/Ka.Pliskova (2016 Australian Open), No.3 Kerber (2016 Madrid) and No.1
2012 Palermo w/Voracova Muguruza (2017 Beijing)
2012 Stuttgart w/Benesova •• Best result at a Grand Slam came with QF run at 2014 Wimbledon
2011 Luxembourg w/Benesova (posted wins over Li – in the last match of the Chinese star’s career
2011 ‘s-Hertogenbosch w/Koukalova – and Wozniacki en route, l. eventual champion Kvitova). Occasion
2011 Barcelona w/Benesova marked first time in Open Era that three Czech women advanced
2011 Monterrey w/Benesova to QF at a Slam (also Safarova, Kvitova)
2011 Sydney w/Benesova •• Clinched second tour-level singles title at 2017 Linz (d. No.1 seed
2010 Linz w/Voracova Rybarikova in F). Holds a 2-6 record in singles finals, with other
2010 Acapulco w/Hercog title coming at 2011 Québec City (d. Erakovic in F)
2010 Tokyo [Pan Pacific] w/Benesova •• Posted career-high singles ranking of No.16 on January 16, 2017
2010 Monterrey w/Benesova •• Won doubles bronze medal at 2016 Rio Olympics (w/Safarova)
2010 Paris [Indoors] w/Benesova •• Made Top 20 singles debut (at No.19) on August 22, 2016
2009 Luxembourg w/Benesova •• Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Czech Republic in
2009 Québec City w/King 2000. Won nine singles and 10 doubles titles on ITF Circuit
2008 Stockholm w/Benesova •• ITF Junior World Champion in 2002
2005 Rabat w/Loit •• Two-time junior singles Grand Slam winner: won back-to-back
2005 Warsaw w/Perebiynis Australian Open girls’ singles titles, in 2002 (d. Sharapova in F) and
FINALIST (17): 2018 - Rome, Tokyo [PPO], Wuhan (all w/Sestini Hlavackova); 2003; also won three junior doubles titles. Ranked No.1 in both
2017 - Sydney, Miami (both w/Mirza); 2016 - Auckland (w/Kovinic), Wuhan disciplines during junior career
(w/Mirza); 2012 - Linz (w/Goerges); 2010 - Bastad (w/Voracova), Québec City •• Parents are Jindrich and Ilona; sister, Ivona, studied law and lives in US
(w/Mattek-Sands), Luxembourg (w/Benesova); 2009 - Monterrey, Prague •• Started playing tennis at age
(both w/Benesova); 2008 - Auckland (w/Müller); 2006 - Auckland (w/Loit);
2005 - Bogotá (w/Kurhajcova), Prague (w/Kostanic Tosic).
GRAND SLAM HISTORY
Overall: 48 - 50
W-L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 17 - 11 4r 4r 4r 3r 2r - 2r 3r 2r 1r - - - 1r 2r -
ROLAND GARROS 7 - 12 4r 2r 3r 1r 1r 1r 1r 1r 1r 1r - - - 1r 2r -
WIMBLEDON 16 - 15 3r 2r 3r 1r QF 2r 1r 2r 3r 1r 3r 1r - 2r 1r 1r
US OPEN 8 - 12 3r 2r 1r 3r 3r - 1r 1r 1r 2r 1r - - 1r 1r -

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CARLA SUÁREZ NAVARRO ESP

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
03-SEP-1988 (LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA, SPAIN)
SINGLES DOUBLES

6 11
HEIGHT
5’ 4” (1.62 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (ONE-HANDED BACKHAND) 29-FEB-2016 27-APR-2015

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Defeated No.6 Garcia and former champion Sharapova
2018 23 27-21 2010 57 22-14 en route to a QF showing at 2018 US Open
2017 40 26-23 2009 34 29-27 •• By virtue of 2018 Wimbledon results, passed $10 million
2016 12 39-21 2008 50 14-14 in career prize money
2015 13 41-24 2007 169 -- •• Advanced to QF stage in Madrid, defeating No.4 Svitolina
2014 18 51-25 2006 289 -- en route
2013 17 43-26 2005 358 -- •• Reached her third career QF appearance at 2018
2012 34 25-26 2004 613 -- Australian Open (l. eventual champion Wozniacki),
2011 56 16-13 equaling her best result at the Grand Slams
•• 2016 season highlight was winning biggest title of
SINGLES TITLES (2) career at Premier 5 Doha. Triumph was second WTA
2016 Doha singles title, after winning first at 2014 Oeiras
2014 Oeiras •• Returned to Top 10 after 2016 Doha title at No.6, a new
career-high singles ranking
FINALIST (10): 2018 - New Hvaen; 2015 - Antwerp, •• Ended 2015 season third on list for Top 5 wins (4-6 record),
Miami, Rome; 2013 - Acapulco, Oeiras; 2012 - Oeiras; 2010 defeating No.3 Kvitova (3r Dubai), No.3 Kvitova (QF Doha),
- Marbella; 2009 - Marbella. No.4 Kvitova (QF Rome) and No.2 Halep (SF Rome)
DOUBLES TITLES (3) •• One of six players to make Top 10 rankings debut in 2015
(April 6, 2015 at No.10), rising as high as No.8 during the
2015 Tokyo [Pan Pacific] w/Muguruza season. Third Spanish women to achieve a Top 10
2015 Birmingham w/Muguruza ranking, after Sánchez‐Vicario and Martínez; Muguruza
2014 Stanford w/Muguruza has since become the fourth
FINALIST (6): 2016 - Doha (w/Errani); 2015 - Dubai, •• In doubles, qualified for 2015 WTA Finals (w/Muguruza)
Madrid, WTA Finals (all w/Muguruza); 2014 - Madrid, Tokyo after winning two titles at Birmingham and Tokyo [PPO],
[Pan Pacific] (both w/Muguruza). and posting R-Up finishes at Dubai and Madrid. Pair
advanced to final in Singapore, falling to top seeds
ADDITIONAL Hingis/Mirza
SPANISH FED CUP TEAM - 2008-14, 2016 •• QF run at 2008 Roland Garros made her the first qualifier
SPANISH OLYMPIC TEAM - 2008, 2012, 2016. to reach Roland Garros last eight since 2001; and ranked
No.132, became joint‐lowest‐ranked quarterfinalist at
WTA FINALS HISTORY Roland Garros (also Pierce)
DOUBLES (3-3): 2014, 2015
Made WTA Finals debut in 2014 in doubles (w/Muguruza, l.
Hsieh/Peng in QF)… Runner-up in 2015 (w/Muguruza, l.
Hingis/Mirza)… Was a singles alternate in 2015 and 2016
(did not play).

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 79 - 40
W-L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 21 - 10 QF 2r QF 1r 3r 3r 2r 2r 3r QF -
ROLAND GARROS 24 - 10 2r 4r 4r 3r QF 4r 3r - 1r 3r QF
WIMBLEDON 13 - 9 3r 2r 4r 1r 2r 4r 1r - - 3r 2r
US OPEN 21 - 11 QF 4r 4r 1r 3r QF 2r 4r 1r 2r 1r

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ELINA SVITOLINA UKR

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
12-SEP-1994 (ODESSA, UKRAINE)
SINGLES DOUBLES

3 108
HEIGHT
5’ 9” (1.74 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 11-SEP-2017 04-MAY-2015

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Won the biggest title of her career at WTA Finals
2018 4 44-15 2013 40 13-20 Singapore in 2018
2017 6 53-14 2012 156 0-5 •• Record in tour-level finals stands at 13-2. Has won her
2016 14 41-22 2011 269 -- past nine matches at this stage, with last defeat coming
2015 19 40-24 2010 498 -- against Kvitova at 2016 Zhuhai
2014 29 35-24 •• Won the Jerry Diamond ACES Award in the 2018 WTA
Awards, in recognition of her promotion of women’s tennis
SINGLES TITLES (13) to fans, media, and local communities by performing off-
2018 WTA Finals 2017 Taipei City court promotional and charitable activities.
2018 Rome 2017 Dubai •• Became first Ukrainian woman to reach QF at Australian
2018 Dubai 2016 Kuala Lumpur Open, surpassing A.Bondarenko who fell in R16 in 2010;
2018 Brisbane 2015 Marrakech K.Bondarenko reached QF at 2009 US Open. Was bidding
2017 Toronto 2014 Baku to become first Ukrainian woman to reach a Grand Slam
2017 Rome 2013 Baku semifinal
2017 Istanbul •• Enjoyed stand-out 2017, finishing the year at No.6,
winning a tour-leading five titles and posting second-
FINALIST (2): 2016 - New Haven, WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai. most wins of season (53, behind Wozniacki with 60)
DOUBLES TITLES (2) •• Became first player to win three Premier 5 titles in a
single season (Dubai, Rome, Toronto), since such
2015 Istanbul w/Gavrilova tournaments were introduced in 2009
2014 Istanbul w/Doi •• One of five players to make Top 10 debut in 2017, after
ADDITIONAL winning Dubai in February (also Ostapenko, Garcia,
Mladenovic and Vandeweghe). Peaked in rankings at
WTA 125K SERIES TITLES - Singles (1): 2012 - Pune- IND. No.3 on September 11, 2017
UKRAINIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2012-15, 2017. •• In 2017 became the first Ukrainian woman to qualify for
UKRAINIAN OLYMPIC TEAM - 2016 the WTA Finals in singles. Her countrywoman Natalia
WTA FINALS HISTORY Medvedeva contested the doubles format in 1990
•• Her nine titles over the last two seasons is the most on
SINGLES (6-2): 2017, 2018 the WTA Tour
Captured the Billie Jean King Trophy at the 2018 WTA Finals; •• Qualified for 2016 WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai for the
posted a 3-0 record in round-robin play before defeating Kiki second time (l. Kvitova in F)
Bertens in the semifinals and Sloane Stephens in the •• Made WTA main draw debut at 2012 Baku (lost in 1r but
championship match; won four of five matches in 3-sets, won title the next two years)
including the championship match... Made WTA Finals debut in •• Played first ITF Circuit events of career in 2008. Winner
2017, but did not advance beyond group stage competition. of seven singles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit
•• Ukrainian Fed Cup Team, 2012‐2017. Ukrainian Olympic
Team, 2016

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 42 - 25
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 11 - 6 QF 3r 2r 3r 3r 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 15 - 6 3r QF 4r QF 2r 2r -
WIMBLEDON 5 - 6 1r 4r 2r 2r 1r 1r -
US OPEN 11 - 7 4r 4r 3r 3r 1r 2r 1r

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AJLA TOMLJANOVIC AUS

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
07-MAY-1993 (ZAGREBB, CROATIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

43 47
HEIGHT
5’ 11” (1.80 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 22-OCT-2018 05-JAN-2015

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Ended 2018 season with a career-high ranking and
2018 43 22-19 2012 453 0-1 career-best year-end finish of No.43
2017 151 5-9 2011 145 1-5 •• Reached second (Rabat) and third (Seoul) career WTA
2016 930 0-2 2010 157 1-3 singles finals in 2018 – only other final appearance
2015 66 18-21 2009 353 0-1 coming at 2015 Pattaya City
2014 63 17-20 2008 973 -- •• Advanced to second career QF at a Premier-level event in
2013 78 7-7 San Jose (l. eventual champion Buzarnescu) – the other
being 2015 Stanford
SINGLES TITLES (0) •• Ended 2015 at No.66 for her third consecutive Top 100
FINALIST (3): 2018 - Rabat, Seoul; 2015 – Pattaya City. finish (career-best rank to date is No.47 in January 2015)
•• Best Grand Slam result to date was R16 run at 2014
DOUBLES TITLES (0) Roland Garros (d. No.32 seed Vesnina in 2r and No.3 seed
A.Radwanska in 3r, l. Suárez Navarro)
ADDITIONAL •• On ITF Circuit, finished R-Up in final tournament of 2017
CROATION FED CUP – 2010-11. at $100k ITF/Dubai-UAE (l. Bencic) in December and also
reached finals at $60k ITF/Sacramento (l. Anisimova),
CA-USA and $80k Waco, TX-USA (l. Townsend)
•• Made pro debut on ITF Circuit in Croatia in 2007. WTA
main draw debut came at 2009 Indian Wells (as WC, l. 1r)
•• As a junior, achieved career-high ranking of No.4 in
singles and No.4 in doubles. Member of Croatia’s
victorious junior Fed Cup team in 2009
•• Won the junior doubles crown in Australia in 2009 (w/
McHale)
•• Announced in 2014 she would switch nationalities and
start representing Australia (first did so at 2014 US Open)
•• Moved to Brisbane in November 2014 with Australian
residency; parted ways with coach David Taylor in June 2015

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 10 - 17
W-L 18 17 16 15 14 13
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2-4 1r - 1r 2r 2r -
ROLAND GARROS 4-4 1r 1r - 2r 4r -
WIMBLEDON 1-4 1r - - 2r 1r 1r
US OPEN 3-5 2r 2r - 1r 1r 2r

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TAYLOR TOWNSEND USA

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
16-APR-1996 (CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

61 64
HEIGHT
5’ 7” (1.70 M)
PLAYS
LEFT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 16-JUL-2018 20-MAR-2017

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Has enjoyed a career-best year at the Slams in 2018, scoring
2018 74 5-7 2014 102 5-6 debut main draw wins at Wimbledon and US Open
2017 105 5-7 2013 308 1-3 •• At Roland Garros, has reached 3r in 2014 (l. Suárez
2016 132 1-3 2012 676 -- Navarro), and 2r in 2016 (l. Svitolina), 2017 (l. Hsieh) and
2015 304 2-5 2011 428 -- 2018 (l. Halep)
•• Landed ninth ITF singles title at 2018 $25k ITF/Sumter,
SINGLES TITLES (0) SC-USA (d. Lim in F)
•• Enjoyed more ITF success pre-Roland Garros, highlighted
DOUBLES TITLES (0) by seventh and eighth career titles at this level at $80K
FINALIST (1): 2013 – Washington, D.C. (w/Bouchard). ITF/Dothan, AL-USA (d. Duque-Mariño in F) and $80K
ITF/Charleston, SC-USA (d. Brengle in F)
ADDITIONAL •• Career-high of No.61 (July 16, 2018), career-best year
WTA 125K SERIES TITLES – Doubles (1): 2018 Indian Wells end finish of No.74
125k-CA, USA (w/Wickmayer). •• Best win of career came over No.21 Cornet at 2014
USA FED CUP – 2015 Roland Garros in 2r
•• Cracked Top 100 the week of January 19, 2015 at No.99
•• Made WTA main draw debut as wildcard at 2013 Indian
Wells; in first match posted career first Top 100 win over
No.57 Hradecka
•• Has reached one WTA doubles final in career, finishing
R-Up at 2013 Washington D.C. (w/Bouchard, l. Aoyama/
Dushevina)
•• Won both the girls’ singles and doubles titles at 2012
Australian Open, becoming first American to sweep both
events at a junior Slam since Davenport in 1992 and first
American to hold year-end No.1 junior world ranking
since Gretchen Rush in 1982
•• Also won junior doubles title at 2012 Wimbledon (w/
Bouchard) and 2012 US Open (w/Andrews)
•• Turned professional at end of 2012 season

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 7 - 13
W-L 18 17 16 15 14
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 0-2 1r - - 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 5-5 2r 2r 2r 1r 3r
WIMBLEDON 1-2 2r - - - 1r
US OPEN 1-4 2r 1r 1r - 1r

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LESIA TSURENKO UKR

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
30-MAY-1989 (VLADIMIREC, UKRAINE)
SINGLES

26 115
HEIGHT
5’ 9” (1.74 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 10-SEP-2018 28-MAY-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• QF run at 2018 US Open (l. eventual champion Osaka)
2018 43 26-18 2012 102 9-14 was her career best result at a Grand Slam
2017 42 22-25 2011 120 4-10 •• Defeated No.2 Wozniacki in 2r at Flushing Meadows to
2016 58 19-19 2010 184 1-3 notch best win-by-rank of her career
2015 33 21-16 2009 265 0-1 •• Achieved career-high singles ranking of No.26 following
2014 96 4-8 2008 353 -- 2018 US Open (September 10, 2018) and finished with
2013 70 11-19 2007 663 -- career-best year-end finish of No.27
•• Reached R16 for first time at Roland Garros (ret. vs.
SINGLES TITLES (4) Muguruza w/leg injury)
2018 Acapulco 2016 Guangzhou •• Successfully defended her title at Acapulco (d. Voegele
2017 Acapulco 2015 Istanbul in F), improving her record in finals to a perfect 4-0
•• Has won titles in four consecutive seasons after 2015
ADDITIONAL Istanbul (d. U.Radwanska in F), 2016 Guangzhou (d.
UKRAINIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2011-13, 2015-17. Jankovic in F) and Acapulco in 2017 and 2018
•• Member of Ukrainian Fed Cup Team, 2011-13 and 2015-18
•• Winner of six singles and eight doubles titles on ITF Circuit
•• Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in 2007; made
WTA main draw debut at 2009 Tashkent
•• Only played tennis occasionally and for fun between
ages 14-17; moved to Kiev at 17 to play more seriously
•• Studied at Physical Education & Sports Institute for one and
a half years (no longer studying; hopes to return one day)

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 24 - 29
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 5 - 8 2r 1r 1r 1r 1r 3r 2r 2r
ROLAND GARROS 5 - 6 4r 3r 1r 1r - 1r 1r -
WIMBLEDON 6 - 8 2r 3r 1r 2r 2r 2r 1r 1r
US OPEN 8 - 7 QF 1r 4r 2r 1r 1r 1r -

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ALISON VAN UYTVANCK BEL

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
26-MAR-1994 (VILVOORDE, BELGIUM)
SINGLES DOUBLES

37 106
HEIGHT
5’ 8” (1.73 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 13-AUG-2018 26-OCT-2015

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• At 2018 Wimbledon, reached R16 for first time (d. def.
2018 50 21-22 2013 129 1-4 champion Muguruza)
2017 75 8-8 2012 220 3-2 •• Achieved career-high ranking of No.37 on August 13, 2018
2016 124 4-13 2011 297 1-2 •• Finished 2018 at No.50, her fourth Top 100 season
2015 42 19-18 2010 829 -- Career-best finish came in 2015, at No.42
2014 80 10-17 •• Won second tour-level title at Budapest in February,
dropping only one set in the final; is 2-0 in finals,
SINGLES TITLES (2) including first title at 2017 Québec City
2018 Budapest •• Represented Belgium in 3-2 Fed Cup World Group I
2017 Quebec City defeat against France and play-off win over Italy (posted
2-0 record across both ties, d. Parmentier and Errani)
DOUBLES TITLES (1) •• 2017 season was highlighted by lifting first WTA singles
2018 Luxembourg w/Minnen title at Québec City
•• Won 10th and 11th ITF singles titles in 2016, at $50k ITF/
FINALIST (1): 2015 - Antwerp (w/Mestach). Stockton-USA (d. Pivovarova in F) and $50k ITF/Las
ADDITIONAL Vegas-USA (d. Kenin in F)
•• Won WTA 125k event in Chinese Taipei in 2013
WTA 125K SERIES TITLES - Singles (1): 2013 - Taipei-TPE •• Contested first WTA qualifying event at 2011 Brussels,
BELGIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2012-18 reaching 2r (l. Wickmayer)
•• Best result at the majors came in 2015, reaching QF at
Roland Garros to become first Belgian to reach this stage
in Paris since Henin won the title in 2007

GRAND
GRAND SLAM
SLAM HISTORY
HISTORY
Overall:
Overall:10
10--18
18
W - L 18 17 16 15 14
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 0 - 4 1r - 1r 1r 1r
ROLAND GARROS 6 - 4 2r 2r - QF 1r
WIMBLEDON 4 - 5 4r 1r 1r 1r 1r
US OPEN 0 - 5 1r 1r 1r 1r 1r

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CoCo VANDEWEGHE USA

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
06-DEC-1991 (NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

10 14
HEIGHT
6’ 1” (1.85 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 06-NOV-2017 29-OCT-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Captured Miami Open doubles title and first Grand Slam
2018 104 10-17 2011 127 8-13 doubles title at 2018 US Open and later qualified for WTA
2017 10 35-18 2010 114 6-8 Finals Singapore in doubles (all w/Barty, lost in SF)
2016 37 23-18 2009 354 1-2 •• Helped make history in Miami as it was the first time
2015 37 20-22 2008 405 0-3 since 1985 that USA had a winner in all four events
2014 40 22-14 2007 746 0-1 (Stephens, Vandeweghe, Isner and Bryan Brothers)
2013 110 5-11 2006 -- 0-1 •• Produced R-Up finish in Stuttgart. Defeated World No.1
2012 95 6-7 Halep en route to final – now owns an impressive 3-1
record vs. World No.1s, also defeating Kerber (2017
SINGLES TITLES (2) Australian Open) and Ka.Pliskova (2017 US Open), and
2016 ‘s-Hertogenbosch losing to S.Williams (2014 Miami)
2014 ‘s-Hertogenbosch. •• Best Grand Slam results to date are SF runs at 2017 US
Open (l. Keys) and 2017 Australian Open (l. V.Williams)
FINALIST (4): 2018 - Stuttgart; 2017 - Stanford, WTA Elite •• Became 21st unseeded player (and Lucic-Baroni the
Trophy Zhuhai; 2012 - Stanford. 22nd at the same tournament) to advance to a Grand
DOUBLES TITLES (4) Slam semifinal since 2001 Wimbledon (first Grand Slam
with 32 seeds)
2018 US Open w/Barty •• Posted best year-end finish in 2017 at No.10, making her
2018 Miami w/Barty debut in the elite bracket on November 6, 2017
2017 Stanford w/Spears •• Played inspirational role in Team USA’s Fed Cup title
2016 Indian Wells w/Mattek-Sands triumph, going a perfect 8-0 in singles and doubles
FINALIST (1): 2016 - Cincinnati (w/Hingis). across 2017, including winning decisive doubles rubber
w/Rogers vs. Belarus in final in Minsk – USA’s first Fed
ADDITIONAL Cup title win in 17 years
MIXED DOUBLES - FINALIST (2): 2016 - US Open (w/Ram); •• Won first career singles title at ‘s-Hertogenbosch in June
2008 - Australian Open (w/Bhupathi). 2014; with Keys also victorious at Eastbourne, marked first
US FED CUP TEAM - 2010, 2015-17 time two Americans won titles in the same week since
US OLYMPIC TEAM, 2016 February 2002 (V.Williams at Antwerp, Seles at Doha)
•• Member of US Fed Cup Team, 2010, 2015-18
WTA FINALS HISTORY •• Won 2008 US Open girls’ singles title as a wildcard
DOUBLES (1-1): 2018 without dropping a set (d. Paz in F)
Made WTA Finals debut in 2018, qualifying in doubles (w/ •• Made WTA debut as wildcard at 2006 San Diego;
Barty); defeated No.4 seed recorded first WTA win (main draw or qualifying) at
2009 Los Angeles (d. Garbin in 1r, l. Pennetta)
•• Winner of two singles and six doubles titles on ITF Circuit
•• Father is Robert, mother’s name is Tauna (represented
USA at Olympics for swimming in 1976 and volleyball in
1984); grandfather’s name is Ernie (played for New York
Knicks in 1950s); uncle’s name is Kiki (general manager
of NBA team the Denver Nuggets and a former UCLA
basketball player)

GRAND
GRAND SLAM
SLAM HISTORY
HISTORY
Overall:
Overall:31
31--32
32
W-L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 7 - 7 1r SF 1r 3r - 1r - 1r 1r - -
ROLAND GARROS 3 - 7 2r 1r 2r 1r 2r 1r - 1r - - -
WIMBLEDON 12 - 8 1r QF 4r QF 2r 1r 1r 1r - - -
US OPEN 9 - 10 1r SF 1r 2r 2r 2r 1r 2r 1r - 1r

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DONNA VEKIC CRO

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
28-JUN-1996 (OSIJEK, CROATIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

34 171
HEIGHT
5’ 10” (1.79 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 22-OCT-2018 20-AUG-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Achieved career-high ranking and career-best year-end
2018 34 31-24 2014 84 12-18 finish of No.34 in 2018
2017 56 16-21 2013 86 12-12 •• During SF Tokyo run, scored victories over multiple Top
2016 101 4-16 2012 118 4-1 10 players at the same tournament for first time in her
2015 105 10-10 2011 392 -- career by defeating No.9 Stephens and No.4 Garcia
•• Reached the final at Washington D.C. (l. Kuznetsova after
SINGLES TITLES (2) holding 4mp) – her first finals appearance since winning
2017 Nottingham 2017 Nottingham; career record in finals now stands at 2-4;
2014 Kuala Lumpur. •• Achieved a career-best Slam result by reaching 2018
Wimbledon R16
FINALIST (4): 2018 - Washington, D.C.; 2015 - Tashkent; 2013 - •• Enjoyed a resurgent year in 2017, cracking the Top-50 in
Birmingham; 2012 - Tashkent. the week of July 24, 2017
ADDITIONAL •• When she won first career singles title at 2014 Kuala
Lumpur, aged 17 yrs 10 mos, became youngest player to
CROATIAN FED CUP TEAM - 2012-15, 2017. win a WTA singles title since 2006 Bangkok (Vania King)
•• Reached first WTA career final at 2012 Tashkent. In what
was her first WTA main draw appearance, became
youngest WTA finalist since 15-year-old Paszek won
Portoroz in 2005
•• Broke into Top 100 (at No.93) on January 28, 2013
•• On ITF Circuit has won five singles and one doubles title
•• Member of Croatian Fed Cup Team, 2012-15, 2017

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 14 - 21
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 3 - 6 2r 2r 1r 1r 1r 1r
ROLAND GARROS 3 - 6 2r 1r 1r 1r 1r 3r
WIMBLEDON 5 - 5 4r 2r 1r - 2r 1r
US OPEN 3 - 4 1r 3r - - 1r 2r

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DATE OF BIRTH
28-JUN-1999 (SOKOLOV, CZE) R A N K I N G H I G H S
SINGLES DOUBLES

50 147
HEIGHT
5' 8" (1.72 M)
PLAYS
LEFT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 19-MAR-2018 18-JUN-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Matched best year-end finish at No.67 in 2018 (also
2018 67 14-16 2016 376 1-1 2017), back-to-back Top 100 seasons – was the biggest
2017 67 9-7 2015 429 -- ranking mover on tour in 2017, from No.376 to No.67
(309 places)
SINGLES TITLES (1) •• At 2018 US Open, became the first teenager to reach the
2017 Biel last 16 at Flushing Meadows since 2016 (Konjuh, QF – 18)
and the youngest Czech player to advance to this stage
ADDITIONAL in New York since 2005 (Vaidisova, R16 -16)
CZECH REPUBLIC FED CUP TEAM - 2017. •• Reached R16 on Premier Mandatory debut at Indian
Wells (l. Martic) and moved to career-high ranking of
No.50 in result
•• Made WTA breakthrough by winning International-level
title at 2017 Biel/Bienne. At No.233, was the lowest-
ranked title winner in 2017 and aged 17 years, 293 days
was the youngest since Konjuh (17 years, 169 days) at
2015 Nottingham
•• Reached doubles QF at 2017 Wimbledon (w/Bellis, l.
eventual finalists H.Chan/Niculescu)
•• Advanced to 2r on tour-level debut at 2016 Prague – as
wildcard
•• On ITF Circuit, winner of seven singles and four doubles
titles
•• Made professional debut at 2014 $100k ITF/Prague-CZE
(d. Suk, l. Brengle in 2r)
•• In juniors won doubles at Australian Open and Roland
Garros in 2015 (both w/Kolodziejova). In singles, was
semifinalist at both Roland Garros and Wimbledon

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 5 - 7
W - L 18 17
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1 - 1 2r -
ROLAND GARROS 1 - 2 1r 2r
WIMBLEDON 0 - 2 1r 1r
US OPEN 3 - 2 4r 1r

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WANG QIANG CHN

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
14-JAN-1992 (TIANJIN, CHINA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

20 118
HEIGHT
5’ 8” (1.72 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 05-NOV-2018 23-JUL-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Reached a career-high ranking and career-best year-end
2018 20 37-21 2011 270 -- finish of No.20 after a breakout 2018 campaign with 37
2017 45 24-19 2010 291 -- match wins, her first season of 30 or more wins in her career
2016 70 8-12 2009 363 -- •• Established an incredible homecourt advantage this
2015 114 4-14 2008 556 -- season while playing in China: Nanchang (WON),
2014 100 1-2 2007 778 -- Guangzhou (WON), Wuhan (SF), Beijing (SF), Hong Kong
2013 217 1-1 2006 896 -- (R-UP) and Zhuhai (R-UP) – 23-6 win-loss record
2012 193 0-3 •• Dropped just 18 games total en route to second career
title at Guangzhou – the fewest games lost in winning a
SINGLES TITLES (2) WTA singles title in 2018
2018 Nanchang •• Did not drop more than four games in a single match in
2018 Guangzhou Guangzhou title, becoming the fourth Chinese woman to
win the title in the tournament’s 15-year history – also
FINALIST (2): 2018 - Hong Kong, WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai. Li (2004), Yan (2005) and Zhang (2013 and 2017)
DOUBLES TITLES (0) •• Lifted first tour-level title in July at Nanchang (d. Zheng
Saisai in F following ret. w/fatigue). Dropped only one
FINALIST (1): 2017 - Hong Kong (w/J.Lu) set en route to title
ADDITIONAL •• Achieved best Slam results by reaching 3r at Roland
Garros and US Open
WTA 125K SERIES TITLES - SINGLES (1): 2017 - Zhengzhou. •• Achieved first Top 50 year-end finish in 2017, finishing as
CHINESE FED CUP TEAM - 2012-16. China’s No.3. Ascended 25 spots from No.70 in 2016 to
No.45 in 2017, marking third Top 100 season in four years
•• Advanced to first WTA SF at 2017 Hong Kong (l. Pavlyuchenkova)
and captured WTA 125K Series title in Zhengzhou
•• Owns three Top 10 wins in career (3-12 record), defeating
No.10 Wozniacki at 2013 Kuala Lumpur, No.9 V.Williams at
2018 Roland Garros and No.7 Ka.Pliskova at 2018 Wuhan
•• Member of Chinese Fed Cup Team, 2012-2016
•• On ITF Circuit, owns 13 singles and one doubles title
•• Made WTA qualifying debut at 2007 Beijing and main
draw debut at 2012 Baku

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 10 - 17
W-L 18 17 16 15 14
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1 - 4 1r 1r 2r 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 3 - 4 3r 1r 2r 1r -
WIMBLEDON 1 - 4 1r 2r 1r 1r -
US OPEN 5 - 5 3r 1r 2r 2r 2r

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WANG YAFAN CHN

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
30-APR-1994 (NANJING, CHINA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

70 49
HEIGHT
5’ 6” (1.70 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 12-NOV-2018 15-FEB-2016

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Made Top 100 debut on April 2, 2018; finished 2018 with
2018 73 6-4 2014 191 4-4 a career-best year-end ranking of No.73; the following
2017 168 0-2 2013 313 1-3 week, climbed to No.70, a career-best ranking (week of
2016 117 2-2 2012 520 -- November 12, 2018)
2015 135 6-4 •• One of four Chinese players to finish the year in Top 100
•• Season highlight in 2018 was reaching third career WTA
SINGLES TITLES (0) SF at Taipei City (l. eventual champion Babos), where she
also won doubles title w/Duan
DOUBLES TITLES (3) •• Also in 2018, made QF at Bucharest (l. Buzarnescu) –
2018 Taipei City w/Y.Duan rose to career-high No.71 in the rankings after Bucharest
2015 WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai w/C.Liang run (July 23, 2018) – and won through qualifying to
2015 Kuala Lumpur w/C.Liang reach R16 at Miami (l. Kerber on 3s); scored second-best
win of career over No.23 Suárez Navarro in 2r
ADDITIONAL •• Strong performances at WTA 125K Series events in 2018
WTA 125K SERIES TITLES - Doubles (4): 2018 - Bol-CRO highlighted by R-Up finish at Zhengzhou (l. S.Zheng)
(w/Duque Marino), Zhengzhou (w/Y.Duan); 2017 - Hua Hin (w/Y. •• Season highlight in 2017 was reaching second WTA SF, at
Duan); 2015 - Hua Hin (w/C.Liang) Nanchang. Missed first half of 2017 due to illness.
C HINESE FED CUP TEAM - 2016, 2018 Marked comeback with a series of opening round
defeats on ITF Circuit before lifting eighth career title at
this level at $25k ITF/Tianjin-CHN
•• Made Fed Cup debut for China in 2016
•• Having fallen in qualifying at all four Grand Slam events
in 2015, made Grand Slam main draw debut at 2016
Australian Open (l. Sakkari in 1r). Best results at the
majors are 2r showings at US Open in 2016 (as qualifier,
l. Tsurenko) and 2018 (l. Kvitova)
•• Has contested doubles main draw at all four majors
•• Made WTA singles main draw debut at 2014 Guangzhou,
advancing to SF (l. Niculescu). Defeated No.20 Stosur en
route to register first – and to date only – Top 20 win
•• Has lost all three matches against Top 5 players: No.5
Wozniacki at 2015 Kuala Lumpur, No.5 Kvitova at 2018 US
Open and No.4 Garcia at 2018 Beijing
•• Contested WTA qualifying for the first time at 2012 Beijing
•• Played first event of career at ITF/Quanzhou-CHN in
2009

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 2 - 5
W-L 18 17 16
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 0-1 - 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 0-1 1r - -
WIMBLEDON 0-1 1r - -
US OPEN 2-2 2r - 2r

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DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
26-SEP-1981 (SAGINAW, MI, USA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

1 1
HEIGHT
5’ 9” (1.75 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 08-JUL-2002 07-JUN-10

WTA YEAR-END RANKING


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L
2018 16 18-6 2012 3 58-4 2006 95 12-4 2000 6 37-8
2017 22 8-1 2011 12 22-3 2005 11 21-7 1999 4 41-7
2016 2 38-6 2010 4 25-4 2004 7 39-9 1998 20 26-11
2015 1 53-3 2009 1 50-12 2003 3 38-3 1997 99 3-2
2014 1 52-8 2008 2 44-8 2002 1 56-5
2013 1 78-4 2007 7 35-10 2001 6 38-7
SINGLES TITLES (72)
2017 Australian Open 2013 Bastad 2009 WTA Finals 2002 US Open
2016 Wimbledon Roland Garros Wimbledon Wimbledon
Rome Rome Australian Open Roland Garros
2015 Cincinnati; Madrid 2008 US Open Rome
Wimbledon Charleston Charleston Miami
Roland Garros Miami Miami Scottsdale
Miami; Brisbane Bangalore 2001 WTA Finals
Australian Open 2012 WTA Finals 2007 Miami Toronto
2014 WTA Finals; US Open Australian Open Indian Wells
US Open Olympics 2005 Australian Open Tokyo [Princess Cup]
Cincinnati Stanford 2004 Beijing 2000 Los Angeles
Stanford Wimbledon Miami Hannover
Rome Madrid 2003 Wimbledon 1999 Grand Slam Cup.
Miami Charleston Miami US Open
Brisbane 2011 Toronto; Paris [Indoors] Los Angeles
2013 WTA Finals Stanford Australian Open Indian Wells
Beijing 2010 Australian Open 2002 Leipzig Paris [Indoors]
US Open Wimbledon Tokyo [Princess Cup]
Toronto
FINALIST (22): 2018 - Wimbledon, US Open; 2016 - Australian Open, Indian Wells, Roland Garros; 2013 - Doha, Cincinnati;
2011 - US Open; 2010 - Sydney; 2009 - Miami; 2008 - Wimbledon; 2007 - Moscow; 2004 - Wimbledon, Los Angeles, WTA
Finals; 2003 - Charleston; 2002 - Berlin, WTA Finals; 2001 - US Open; 2000 - Paris [Indoors], Montréal; 1999 - Miami.
DOUBLES TITLES (23)
2016 Wimbledon 2009 US Open 2003 Australian Open 1999 US Open
2012 Olympics 2009 Stanford 2002 Leipzig* 1999 Roland Garros
2012 Wimbledon 2009 Wimbledon 2002 Wimbledon 1999 Hannover
2010 Roland Garros 2009 Australian Open 2001 Australian Open 1998 Zürich
2010 Madrid 2008 Olympics 2000 Olympics 1998 Oklahoma City
2010 Australian Open 2008 Wimbledon 2000 Wimbledon
FINALIST (1): 1999 - San Diego (w/V.Williams).
*Serena has won 22 doubles titles with her sister Venus. Serena won 2002 Leipzig with Alexandra Stevenson.
MIXED DOUBLES TITLES (2)
1998 Wimbledon (w/Mirnyi)
1998 US Open (w/Mirnyi)
FINALIST (2): 1999 - Australian Open (w/Mirnyi); 1998 - Roland Garros (w/Lobo).
GRAND SLAM HISTORY
Overall: 331 - 45
W-L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 00 99 98
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 81 - 10 - W F W 4r QF 4r - W W QF W 3r W - W - QF 4r 3r 2r
ROLAND GARROS 63 - 12 4r - F W 2r W 1r - QF QF 3r QF - - QF SF W QF - 3r 4r
WIMBLEDON 92 - 11 F - W W 3r 4r W 4r W W F QF - 3r F W W QF SF - 3r
US OPEN 95 - 12 F - SF SF W W W F - SF W QF 4r 4r QF - W F QF W 3r

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ADDITIONAL •• Has twice been in possession of all four majors for a


US FED CUP TEAM - 1999, 2003, 2007, 2012-13, 2015, 2018 “Serena Slam” (2002 Roland Garros to 2003 Australian
US OLYMPIC TEAM - 2000, 2008, 2012, 2016 Open and 2014 US Open to 2015 Wimbledon)
•• Has won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles, all with sister
WTA FINALS HISTORY Venus – most recently at 2016 Wimbledon (d. Babos/
SINGLES (29-6): 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, Shvedova in F). Also won mixed doubles titles at 1998
2013, 2014 Wimbledon and 1998 US Open (both w/Mirnyi)
DOUBLES (0-1): 2009 •• The sisters held all four Grand Slam titles at same time,
Played WTA Finals nine times in six different cities: Munich, from 2009 Wimbledon through 2010 Roland Garros –
Los Angeles, Madrid, Doha, Istanbul and Singapore… Has third pair to do so (also Navratilova/Shriver and
won the title five times (2002, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014)… Fernandez/Zvereva). Also teamed with Venus to win
Runner-up twice (2002, 2004)… Of eight appearances, three Olympic gold medals: 2000 Sydney, 2008 Beijing
advanced to the final six times; only exception came when and 2012 London
withdrew during round-robin play (2007, 2008)… Twice •• Ended 2017 ranked No.22, despite playing only two
played in WTA Finals when competition was staged in events all season, and both in January. Broke streak of 10
single-elimination format (Won in 2001; runner-up in consecutive Top 20 finishes. Overall, has 15 Top 10
2002)… Won title on debut in 2001, winning via walkover finishes to her name – third-most behind Navratilova
in the final (after Davenport withdrew)… Also qualified (20) and Evert (19) – including five as the year-end No.1
but did not play due to injury in 2010, 2015 and 2016… •• Won 23rd Grand Slam singles title at 2017 Australian
Played singles and doubles in 2009 (w/sister Venus). Open (d. V.Williams in F)
•• With 72 career singles titles, ranks fifth on the Open Era
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS list of most titles, after Martina Navratilova (167), Chris
•• Contested her 30th and 31st Grand Slam finals in 2018 at Evert (154), Steffi Graf (107) and Margaret Court (92).
Wimbledon (l. Kerber) and US Open (l. Osaka) Also a 21-time singles runner-up
•• At 36 years and 349 days*, Williams was the third oldest •• Holds distinction of being the oldest No.1 in WTA history
Grand Slam finalist in the Open Era at 2018 US Open – set record when most recent streak began on February
•• A 23-time Grand Slam singles winner, ahead of Stefanie 18, 2013. Spent her 319th week at No.1 in May 2017. Third
Graf (22) on Open Era leaderboard, and behind only on all-time list after Graf’s 377 and Navratilova’s 332
Margaret Court (24) all time •• Held the top ranking for 186 consecutive weeks (through
•• Aged 35y 125d at the conclusion of 2017 Australian 2016 US Open) which equaled the record held by Graf
Open, is the oldest player to win a Grand Slam title in the (186 weeks, August 17, 1986 through March 10, 1991)
Open Era. Has now won 10 Grand Slam titles as a •• Has registered 16 career wins over (seven different) No.1
30-something ranked players, second-most behind Navratilova (18)
•• Boasts the longest span of Grand Slam singles glory all- •• Among active players, owns the most titles on clay (13),
time. Pre-Open Era, Helen Wills Moody won her majors hard (46) and grass (8)
over the course of 15y 9.5m. Serena won her first Slam at •• Singles gold medalist at London 2012 Olympics, and
1999 US Open, some 17y 6.5m before her 2017 Australian doubles gold medalist at 2000 Sydney, 2008 Beijing and
title. WTA legends Evert, Navratilova and Graf all won 2012 London (all w/V.Williams)
their Slams over a 12-year span •• Spent eight weeks as co-No.1 in doubles (w/V. Williams);
•• The 2017 Australian Open final saw Serena and Venus have one of six players to hold No.1 in singles and doubles
the oldest combined age of any Grand Slam final match-up simultaneously (also Navratilova, Hingis, Sánchez
in the Open Era (71 years, 351 days), beating the previous Vicario, Davenport and Clijsters)
record set by Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci (66 years, •• Holds single-season prize money record of $12,385,572,
19 days) at the 2015 US Open. Prior to that all-Italian final achieved in 2013
the record was held for nearly four decades by Virginia •• Gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. on
Wade and Betty Stove – who had a combined age of just September 1, 2017
over 63 years, 11 months at 1977 Wimbledon •• Married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in November
•• In the Open Era, Williams’ 11-year gap between Roland 2017 in New Orleans
Garros titles in 2002 and 2013 (without winning another •• Recently launched her own clothing line, ‘Serena’
Roland Garros title during that time) is the longest gap
for a woman at any Grand Slam

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DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
17-JUN-1980 (LYNWOOD, CA, USA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

1 1
HEIGHT
6’ 1” (1.85 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 25-FEB-2002 07-JUN-10

WTA YEAR-END RANKING


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L
2018 40 17-11 2011 103 8-3 2004 9 44-12 1997 22 19-13
2017 5 38-14 2010 5 38-7 2003 11 26-5 1996 216 2-5
2016 17 26-15 2009 6 38-16 2002 2 62-9 1995 204 2-3
2015 7 41-13 2008 6 40-11 2001 3 46-5 1994 -- 1-1
2014 19 32-14 2007 8 50-10 2000 3 41-4
2013 49 16-10 2006 48 13-6 1999 3 61-13
2012 24 24-9 2005 10 37-10 1998 5 53-13
SINGLES TITLES (49)
2016 Kaohsiung 2008 WTA Finals 2002 New Haven 2000 Olympics
2015 WTA Elite Trophy Zürich San Diego US Open
Wuhan Wimbledon Stanford New Haven
Auckland 2007 Seoul Amelia Island San Diego
2014 Dubai Wimbledon Antwerp Stanford
2012 Luxembourg Memphis Paris [Indoors] Wimbledon
2010 Acapulco 2005 Wimbledon Gold Coast 1999 Zürich
Dubai Istanbul 2001 US Open New Haven
2009 Acapulco 2004 Warsaw New Haven Rome
Dubai Charleston San Diego Hamburg
2003 Antwerp Wimbledon Miami
Hamburg Oklahoma City
Miami 1998 Grand Slam Cup.
Miami
Oklahoma City
FINALIST (34): 2017 - Australian Open, Wimbledon, WTA Finals; 2016 - Stanford; 2014 - Auckland, Montréal, Québec City;
2010 - Miami, Madrid; 2009 - Wimbledon, Stanford, WTA Finals; 2007 - Tokyo [Japan Open]; 2005 - Antwerp, Stanford; 2004
- Berlin, Stanford; 2003 - Australian Open, Warsaw, Wimbledon; 2002 - Hamburg, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open; 2000
- Linz; 1999 - Hannover, Stanford, San Diego, Grand Slam Cup; 1998 - Sydney, Rome, Stanford, Zürich; 1997 - US Open.
DOUBLES TITLES (22)
2016 Wimbledon 2009 US Open 2003 Australian Open 1999 Roland Garros
2012 Olympics 2009 Stanford 2002 Wimbledon 1999 Hannover
2012 Wimbledon 2009 Wimbledon 2001 Australian Open 1998 Zürich
2010 Roland Garros 2009 Australian Open 2000 Olympics 1998 Oklahoma City
2010 Madrid 2008 Olympics 2000 Wimbledon
2010 Australian Open 2008 Wimbledon 1999 US Open
FINALIST (1): 1999 - San Diego (w/S.Williams).
*Venus has won 22 doubles titles, all with her sister Serena.
MIXED DOUBLES TITLES (2)
1998 Roland Garros (w/Gimelstob)
1998 Australian Open (w/Gimelstob)
FINALIST (2): 2016 - Olympics (w/Ram); 2006 - Wimbledon (w/B.Bryan)

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 266 - 72
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 00 99 98 97
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 51 - 18 1r F 1r QF 1r 3r - 3r QF 2r QF - 1r 4r 3r F QF SF - QF QF -
ROLAND GARROS 48 - 21 1r 4r 4r 1r 2r 1r 2r - 4r 3r 3r 3r QF 3r QF 4r F 1r QF 4r QF 2r
WIMBLEDON 89 - 16 3r F SF 4r 3r - 1r 4r QF F W W 3r W 2r F F W W QF QF 1r
US OPEN 78 - 17 3r SF 4r QF 3r 2r 2r 1r SF 4r QF SF - QF 4r - F W W SF SF F

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ADDITIONAL •• The span between her maiden Grand Slam final at the
US FED CUP TEAM - 1999, 2003-05, 2007, 2012-13, 2015-16,2018 US Open in 1997 and 2017 Wimbledon is the longest in
US OLYMPIC TEAM - 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 Open Era history:
PLAYER YEARS
WTA FINALS HISTORY Venus Williams 1997-2017
SINGLES (14-7): 1999, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2017 Martina Navratilova 1975-1994
DOUBLES (0-1): 2009 Serena Williams 1999-2017
Played in WTA Finals five times in four different cities: Chris Evert 1973-1988
New York, Los Angeles, Doha and Singapore... Qualified a •• With 49 WTA titles, is currently 11th on list of Open Era
total of 11 times...Won the title in 2008 (d. Zvonareva in titleholders, chasing Monica Seles (53 titles). Won
F)...Runner-up in 2009 (l. S.Williams) and in 2017 (l. Kaohsiung in 2016 at the age of 36 – is fifth‐oldest
Wozniacki)...Twice played in WTA Finals when competition player to win a WTA singles title, behind Billie Jean King
was played in single-elimination format (semifinalist in (39) at 1983 Birmingham, Kimiko Date (38) at 2009
1999 and 2002)...Played both singles and doubles in 2009 Seoul, Martina Navratilova (37) at 1994 Paris [Indoors]
(w/S.Williams)...Singles alternate in 2015 but did not play. and Francesca Schiavone (36) at 2017 Bogotá
. •• Was diagnosed with Sjögrens Syndrome in 2011,
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS missing the end of that season and start of 2012
•• In 2018, produced SF effort at Indian Wells (l. Kasatkina, •• Won singles gold medal at 2000 Sydney Olympics (d.
d. S.Williams in 3r), also made QF at Miami and San Jose Dementieva in F); has won doubles gold three times
•• Winnings at Indian Wells took her career total past $40 with sister Serena, at Sydney, Beijing and London
million – S.Williams ($88 million) is the only other •• Spent 11 weeks at world No.1 in singles (first ascended
player to pass this milestone to top spot week of February 25, 2002) and topped the
•• Reached 3r at 2018 US Open, her 80th Grand Slam main doubles rankings for eight weeks in 2010
draw appearance – she holds the Open Era record, •• Owns 14 Grand Slam doubles titles (all w/S.Williams),
ahead of Frazier (71), Schiavone (70), S.Williams (69) most recently winning 2016 Wimbledon. In mixed
and Navratilova (67) doubles, won Australian Open (w/Gimelstob) and Roland
•• Ended 2017 season as runner-up at WTA Finals (l. Garros (w/Gimelstob, d. S.Willams/Lobo in F) in 1998
Wozniacki). Oldest player to ever reach the title bout at •• Has played 30 Fed Cup rubbers for USA between 1999
the season finale and 2018, winning two rubbers in 4-1 final win over
•• Was only player to reach multiple Slam finals in 2017, at Russian in 1999
Australian Open (l. S.Williams) and Wimbledon (l. •• Made WTA main draw debut at Oakland in 1994; as
Muguruza). Ended 2017 season as runner-up at WTA unranked WC, defeated Stafford in 1r before falling to
Finals (l. Wozniacki) – the oldest player to ever reach then‐world No.2 Sánchez Vicario in three sets
the title bout at the season finale •• Owns interior design company, VStarr Interiors. Also set
•• Returned to Top 10 in WTA Rankings by reaching 2017 up clothing line called EleVen, designing her own on-
Wimbledon final. Is the third oldest player to rank in court outfits
Top 10 in WTA history behind Billie Jean King •• In 2015 received Bachelor of Science in Business
(September 26, 1983 – 39 years, 322 days) and Martina Administration from Indiana University East
Navratilova (December 26, 1994 - 38 years, 75 days) •• Coached by Richard Williams, Oracene Price and David Witt
•• Is a seven-time Grand Slam singles champion, winning
Wimbledon five times (2000-01, 2005 and 2007-08) and
US Open twice (2000 and 2001). In addition, a nine-time
Grand Slam R-Up across all four majors: Wimbledon
(2002-03, 2009 and 2017), US Open (1997, 2002), Roland
Garros (2002) and Australian Open (2003, 2017)

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DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
11-JUL-1990 (ODENSE, DENMARK)
SINGLES DOUBLES

1 52
HEIGHT
5’ 10” (1.77 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 11-OCT-2010 14-SEP-2009

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Highlight of 2018 was winning her first Grand Slam title and reclaiming the
2018 3 41-17 2011 1 63-17 World No.1 ranking at Australian Open (d. Halep in three sets) – becoming
2017 3 60-21 2010 1 62-17 just the fourth player all-time (also, Navratilova, Ivanovic and Azarenka) to
2016 19 34-17 2009 4 67-24 simultaneously win her maiden major title and ascend to No.1
2015 17 39-23 2008 12 53-20 •• Saved 2mp (in 2r vs. Fett) en route to the Australian Open title – one of five
2014 8 49-19 2007 64 12-15 women to do so in the tournament’s history
2013 10 39-22 2006 237 4-4 •• Also won Eastbourne and Beijing; now owns 30 career singles titles –
2012 10 50-21 2005 -- 0-2 currently sits fourth among active players, trailing S.Williams (72), V.Williams
(49) and Sharapova (36) and has won at least one title in 11 straight seasons
SINGLES TITLES (30) (since 2008), including career-best six titles in 2010 and 2011
2018 Beijing 2011 Charleston •• Season highlight in 2017 was winning biggest title of career to that point at
2018 Eastbourne 2011 Indian Wells 2017 WTA Finals Singapore (d. V.Williams in F). By winning in Singapore,
2018 Australian Open 2011 Dubai passed $25 million in career prize money
2017 WTA Finals 2010 Beijing •• Scored three wins over No.1-ranked players in 2017, against Ka.Pliskova
2017 Tokyo [Pan Pacific] 2010 Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (Toronto), Muguruza (Tokyo [PPO]) and Halep (Singapore). Had never
2016 Hong Kong 2010 New Haven previously secured victory over the top-ranked player in her career; lifetime
2016 Tokyo [Pan Pacific] 2010 Montréal record now stands at 4-6 vs. No.1 players (also beat Halep at 2018 Australian
2015 Kuala Lumpur 2010 Copenhagen Open)
2014 Istanbul 2010 Ponte Vedra Beach •• In addition to 2018 Australian Open triumph, is also a two-time Grand Slam
2013 Luxembourg 2009 New Haven runner-up, losing the title match at the US Open in 2009 (l. Clijsters) and
2012 Moscow 2009 Eastbourne 2014 (l. S.Williams). Became first Danish player to reach a Grand Slam final
2012 Seoul 2009 Ponte Vedra Beach since Kurt Nielsen at 1955 Wimbledon
2011 New Haven 2008 Tokyo [Japan Open] •• Made Grand Slam debut at 2007 Roland Garros (l. Dechy in 1r). Would go on
2011 Copenhagen 2008 New Haven to play 36 consecutive majors until streak was snapped by withdrawal from
2011 Brussels 2008 Stockholm 2016 Roland Garros (w/right ankle injury)
•• Won first WTA title at 2008 Stockholm, the first ever title won by a Danish
FINALIST (24): 2018 - Auckland; 2017 - Doha, Dubai, Miami, Eastbourne, woman
Bastad, Toronto; 2015 - Auckland, Stuttgart; 2014 - US Open, Tokyo [Pan •• Denmark’s flag bearer at 2016 Rio Olympics
Pacific]; 2013 - Indian Wells; 2012 - Copenhagen, Tournament of Champions- •• Rose to No.1 on October 11, 2010 and held No.1 ranking for total of 67
Sofia; 2011 - Doha, Stuttgart; 2010 -Indian Wells, WTA Finals; 2009 - weeks; returned to No.1 on January 29, 2018 after Australian Open title for
Memphis, Charleston, Madrid, Bastad, US Open; 2008 - Luxembourg. the first time in six years, marking the longest gap between stints at the top
DOUBLES TITLES (2) spot since the computer rankings were introduced in November 1975 (6
years, 0 days)
2009 Memphis w/Azarenka •• Broke into Top 100 on July 9, 2007 and entered Top 50 on January 28, 2008.
2008 Beijing w/Medina Garrigues Debuted in Top 10 on May 18, 2009
FINALIST (1): 2006 - Memphis (w/Azarenka). •• Qualified for WTA Finals six times (2009-11, 2014, 2017, 2018)
•• Winner of two WTA doubles titles – 2008 Beijing (w/Medina Garrigues) and
ADDITIONAL 2009 Memphis (w/Azarenka)
DANISH FED CUP TEAM - 2005-11, 2015 •• Made professional debut aged 15 as a wildcard at 2005 Cincinnati
DANISH OLYMPIC TEAM - 2008, 2012, 2016. •• In juniors, won girls’ singles title at 2006 Wimbledon and was a finalist at
2006 Australian Open
WTA FINALS HISTORY •• Ran 2014 New York City Marathon with charity Team for Kids, funds going to
SINGLES (14-10): 2009-2011, 2014, 2017-18 New York Road Runners youth programs
Played in WTA Finals six times in three different cities: Doha (2009-2010), Istanbul •• Signed as a USANA Health Sciences brand ambassador in March 2015. Other
(2011) and Singapore (2014, 2017, 2018)...Runner-up in 2010 (l. Clijsters)...Advanced endorsements include Adidas, Rolex and Dubai Duty Free
to the semifinals on two further occasions (2009, 2014)...Posted a 4-1 record en routeto •• Announced engagement to former NBA player David Lee in November
capturing the title in 2017 (d. V.Williams in F)... Went 1-2 in 2018 round robin play. 2017, the ex-New York Knicks forward proposing on holiday in Bora Bora
GRAND SLAM HISTORY
Overall: 112 - 45
W - L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 32 - 10 W 3r 1r 2r 3r 4r QF SF 4r 3r 4r -
ROLAND GARROS 21 - 11 4r QF - 2r 1r 2r 3r 3r QF 3r 3r 1r
WIMBLEDON 23 - 12 2r 4r 1r 4r 4r 2r 1r 4r 4r 4r 3r 2r
US OPEN 36 - 12 2r 2r SF 2r F 3r 1r SF SF F 4r 2r

128
DAYANA YASTREMSKA UKR

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
11-JUL-1990 (XXXX, UKRAINE)
SINGLES DOUBLES

60 190
HEIGHT
5’ 10” (1.77 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 22-OCT-2018 31-JUL-2017

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Finished the 2018 season ranked No.60, her first Top 100 finish
2018 60 9-7 2016 342 0-2 •• In her final two tour events of 2018 season won a title
2017 189 2-2 2015 1103 -- (Hong Kong) and reached the semifinals (Luxembourg).
As a result ranking jumped from No.102 (week of October
SINGLES TITLES (1) 8, 2018) to a year-end ranking of No.60 At 2018 Hong
2018 Hong Kong Kong became the second player born in 2000s to win a
WTA singles title when she upset Q.Wang in final
DOUBLES TITLES (0) •• Also made SF at Luxembourg and reached 2r at
Charleston and New Haven; became the first player born
in the 2000s to break into Top 100 on July 16, 2018
•• Scored best career win in terms of ranking during
Luxembourg run, over No.13 Muguruza
•• Fell in 1r on Grand Slam main draw debut at 2018 US
Open (l. Muchova)
•• Reached first WTA QF as WC at 2017 Istanbul (d. No.8
seed Petkovic in 1r)
•• WTA debut ended in 1r exit at WC at 2016 Istanbul (l. Hibino)
•• Made professional debut on ITF Circuit in 2015
•• Was runner-up in girls’ singles at 2016 Wimbledon (l.
Potapova) and doubles at 2016 Australian Open (w/Zarytska)

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 0 - 1
W-L 18
AUSTRALIAN OPEN - -
ROLAND GARROS - -
WIMBLEDON - -
US OPEN 0-1 1r

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YIFAN XU CHN

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
08-AUG-1988 (TIANJIN, CHINA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

148 9
HEIGHT
5’ 5” (1.65 M)
PLAYS
LEFT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 134-JUL-2015 19-MAR-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


SINGLES DOUBLES SINGLES DOUBLES •• Finished 2018 season ranked No.12 on WTA Doubles
YEAR RANK RANK YEAR RANK RANK Rankings, her best career year-end doubles ranking
2018 1170 12 2011 313 148 •• 2018 season highlighted by winning seventh and eighth
2017 667 16 2010 277 121 career titles at Sydney and Easbourne (both w/
2016 417 20 2009 402 226 Dabrowski). Also was R-Up for third time in Beijing and
2015 205 49 2008 297 92 reached SF at Wimbledon, St. Petersburg, Indian Wells
2014 182 75 2007 357 124 and Tokyo (all w/Dabrowski)
2013 350 99 2006 423 352 •• Alongside Dabrowski qualified for 2017 and 2018 WTA
2012 261 151 2005 850 -- Finals Singapore, falling in QF on both occasions
•• Aside for Wimbledon SF run in 2018, best Grand Slam
SINGLES TITLES (0) doubles results were SF showing at 2016 Australian
Open (w/S.Zheng) and QFs at 2016 Roland Garros (w/S.
DOUBLES TITLES (8) Zheng) and 2018 Australian Open and 2017 US Open
2018 Eastbourne w/Dabrowski (both w/Dabrowski)
Sydney w/Dabrowski •• At tour-level, best singles results are 2r appearances at
2017 New Haven w/Dabrowski Guangzhou in 2008 (as qualifer, l. World No.9 Zvonareva)
Miami w/Dabrowski and 2014 (as qualifier, l. Torró Flor)2017 Rabat (as
2016 WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai w/Soylu qualifer, l. Schiavone). While on ITF Circuit, owns one
2015 Tianjin w/S.Zheng singles titles, at $25K Nanning-CHN in 2014
Stanford w/S.Zheng •• WTA debut when she came through qualifying at 2007
2013 Seoul w/C.Chan Beijing (l. Peng in 1r)
•• Played first event of career on ITF Circuit in China in 2004
FINALIST (5): 2018 - Beijing (w/Dabrowski); 2016 - •• English name is ‘Julie’. Off-the court, likes to relax by
Shenzhen (w.S.Zheng), Tianjin (w/Linette); 2008 - Beijing singing karaoke
(w/Han); 2007 - Beijing (w/Han).
ADDITIONAL
WTA 125K SERIES TITLES - Doubles (1): 2013 - Nanjing-
CHN (w/Doi)
WTA FINALS HISTORY
DOUBLES (0-2): 2017-18
Qualified for WTA Finals in 2017 and 2018 (both with
Dabrowski). Lost in opening round in both appearances.

GRAND SLAM HISTORY (DOUBLES)


Overall Doubles: 31 - 17
W-L 18 17 16 15 14
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 10-4 QF QF SF 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 8-4 3r 3r QF 2r -
WIMBLEDON 4-4 SF 1r 1r 1r -
US OPEN 9-5 2r QF 3r 1r QF

130
ZHANG SHUAI CHN

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
21-JAN-1989 (TIANJIN, CHINA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

23 29
HEIGHT
5’ 10” (1.77 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 14-NOV-2016 01-APR-2013

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• In singles in 2018, reached SFs at Prague, Hiroshima and
2018 35 28-27 2010 91 3-6 Hong Kong, as well QFs in Beijing, Nanchang, Acapulco
2017 36 23-23 2009 153 2-2 and Bucharest
2016 24 26-19 2008 212 0-6 •• Won three WTA titles and reached SF at US Open during
2015 186 4-12 2007 155 0-4 a stellar doubles season. Also made SF in mixed doubles
2014 62 18-24 2006 200 0-1 (w/Peers, l. eventual R-Ups Rosolska/Mektic)
2013 51 9-4 2005 648 -- •• Enjoyed Grand Slam breakthrough at 2016 Australian
2012 122 2-6 2004 901 -- Open, where she advanced to QF – first time she had
2011 126 8-22 progressed beyond 1r at a major in what was her 15th
SINGLES TITLES (2) main draw appearance. Run also marked first time
winning back-to-back main draw matches since SF
2017 Guangzhou showing at 2014 Birmingham
2013 Guangzhou. •• As a qualifier during 2016 Melbourne run, defeated No.2
DOUBLES TITLES (7) Halep and No.17 Keys en route (l. Konta). Ranked No.133,
2018 Hong Kong w/Stosur became lowest-ranked player to advance to last eight in
2018 Hiroshima w/Hozumi Melbourne since unranked Henin reached final in 2010,
2018 Istanbul w/C.Liang and first qualifier to do so since Gavaldon in 1990
2014 Pattaya City w/Peng •• Posted career-high ranking of No.23 on November 14, 2016
2012 Guangzhou w/Tanasugarn •• Contemplated retirement after ending 2015 ranked
2012 Oeiras w/Chuang No.186, her lowest year-end finish since 2008 (No.212)
2011 Osaka w/Date and down from No.62 in 2014
•• Winner of two WTA singles titles, at 2013 and 2017
FINALIST (4): 2014 - Hobart (w/Raymond); 2013 - Kuala Guangzhou, and also won WTA 125K Series event at
Lumpur (w/Husarova), Osaka (w/Stosur); 2012 - Monterrey Nanjing in 2013 (d. Morita in F)
(w/Date). •• Has won seven WTA doubles titles, most recently at 2018
ADDITIONAL Hong Kong (w/Stosur) and is a six-time runner-up
WTA 125K SERIES TITLES - Singles (2): 2017 - Honolulu- •• Member of Chinese Fed Cup team in 2007, 2009-10, 2012,
HI, USA; 2013 - Nanjing-CHN. 2014-15; Chinese Olympic Team, 2012, 2016
DOUBLES - WINNER (1): 2013 - Ningbo-CHN (w/Y.Chan) •• Made WTA qualifying debut at 2006 Beijing; made WTA
CHINESE FED CUP TEAM - 2007, 2009-10, 2012, 2014-15 main draw debut at 2006 Guangzhou
CHINESE OLYMPIC TEAM - 2012, 2016. •• Hails from a sporting family. Father, Zhang Zhi Qiang,
was a professional soccer player, and mother, Wang Feng
Quin, was a basketball player
•• Announced in 2017 as a Global Ambassador for Dubai
Duty Free

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 14 - 26
W-L 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 6 - 7 2r 2r QF 1r 1r - 1r 1r - - -
WIMBLEDON 4 - 8 2r 3r 2r 1r 1r - 1r 1r 1r - -
US OPEN 0 - 5 1r 1r 1r - 1r - - 1r - - -
ROLAND GARROS 4 - 6 1r 3r 3r - 1r - - 1r - - 1r

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ZHENG SAISAI CHN

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
05-FEB-1994 (SHAANXI, CHINA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

39 15
HEIGHT
5’ 7” (1.70 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 26-NOV -2018 11-JUL-2016

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Produced best tennis of 2018 season over the summer
2018 70 7-7 2015 309 -- months, reaching maiden WTA final at Nanchang (ret. vs.
2017 180 -- 2014 741 -- Q.Wang w/abdominal pain) and then SF at Washington D.C.
2016 223 -- (l. Vekic)
•• At WTA 125K Series events in 2018, won Zhengzhou (d.
SINGLES TITLES (0) Y.Wang in F) and R-Up at Anning (l. Khromacheva in F)
FINALIST (1): 2018 - Nanchang. •• Entering 2019 season, has made 2r on five occasions at
Grand Slams. In doubles, reached SF at Australian Open
DOUBLES TITLES (3) in 2013 (w/Lepchenko) and 2016 (w/Xu)
2015 Tianjin w/Xu •• Registered only five tour-level wins, as injury ended
2015 Stanford w/Xu 2017 prematurely; right knee injury forced her to miss all
2011 Guangzhou w/Hsieh tournaments after US Open until March 2018
•• Owns four Top 10 wins, over No.6 Kvitova (via. ret at 2016
FINALIST (3): 2016 - Shenzhen (w/Xu); 2015 - Strasbourg Shenzhen), No.2 Kerber (2016 Doha), No.5 A.Radwanska
(w/N.Kichenok); 2014 - Kuala Lumpur (w/L.Chan). (2016 Olympics) and No.10 Svitolina (2017 Madrid)
ADDITIONAL •• In beating Kerber at 2016 Doha became fourth Chinese
woman to defeat a Top 2-ranked opponent, after Li Na (six
WTA 125K SERIES TITLES – Singles (2): 2018 - Zhengzhou- wins), Zheng Jie (three wins) and Zhang Shuai (two wins)
CHN; 2015 – Dalian-CHN; Doubles (2): 2015 – Nanchang-CHN •• Won first WTA Premier doubles title at 2015 Stanford (w/
(w/K.C.Chang), Dalian-CHN (w/K.L.Zhang). Xu); owns three tour-level doubles titles, having also won
CHINESE FED CUP – 2015-16. at 2011 Guangzhou (w/Hsieh) and 2015 Tianjin (w/Xu)
•• Winner of 10 singles titles and 10 doubles titles on ITF Circuit
•• Achieved career-high ranking of No.60 on August 22, 2016
•• Reached first WTA singles QF at Hong Kong in September
2014, and first WTA SF at Tianjin in October 2014; also a
semifinalist at 2015 Shenzhen (l. Halep), 2016
Nottingham (l. Riske) and 2018 Washington D.C. (l. Vekic)
•• Selected by fans to participate in the 2014 WTA Rising
Stars Invitational as part of the WTA Finals in Singapore
•• Has enjoyed success on WTA 125k Series, highlighted by
wins at 2015 Dalian and 2018 Zhengzhou, R-Up at 2013
Suzhou and 2018 Anning
•• Made professional debut on ITF Circuit in China in 2008
•• Started playing tennis at age 8 at tennis academy where
mother worked
•• Owns a dog, Yuan Bao

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 5 - 15
W-L 18 17 16 15 14
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1-3 - 1r 2r 1r -
ROLAND GARROS 0-4 1r 1r 1r 1r -
WIMBLEDON 1-4 2r 2r 1r 1r -
US OPEN 3-4 - 2r 2r 1r 2r

132
TAMARA ZIDANSEK SLO

DATE OF BIRTH R A N K I N G H I G H S
26-DEC-1997 (POSTOJNA, SLOVENIA)
SINGLES DOUBLES

69 173
HEIGHT
6’ 1” (1.85 M)
PLAYS
RIGHT-HANDED (TWO-HANDED BACKHAND) 29-OCT-2018 15-OCT-2018

WTA YEAR-END RANKING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


YEAR RANK W-L YEAR RANK W-L •• Highlights in 2018 included SF showing at Moscow [River Cup]
2018 70 7-7 2015 309 -- and title run at Bol WTA 125K Series event
2017 180 -- 2014 741 -- •• Broke into Top 100 (at No.95) following Bol title on June 11, 2018
2016 223 -- •• Also reached 2r at Rabat, Bucharest, Hiroshima and Seoul,
and won 14th, 15th and 16th titles of career on ITF Circuit in
SINGLES TITLES (0) 2018
•• Lost to Mladenovic in 1r on Grand Slam debut at 2018 US
DOUBLES TITLES (1) Open; has fallen in qualifying at other three majors
2018 Tashkent w/Danilovic •• In terms of ranking, career-best win to date came over
No.13 Kasatkina at 2018 Moscow [River Cup]
ADDITIONAL •• WTA qualifying debut came at 2018 Brisbane
WTA 125K SERIES TITLES – Singles (1): 2018 – Bol-CRO. •• Made Fed Cup debut in 2017
SLOVENIAN FED CUP – 2017-18. •• Kicked off professional career by coming through qualifying
to win $10K ITF/Velenje-SLO

GRAND SLAM HISTORY


Overall: 0 - 1
W-L 18
AUSTRALIAN OPEN - -
ROLAND GARROS - -
WIMBLEDON - -
US OPEN 0-1 1r

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Player Birthdays
(Top 125 Singles/Top 50 Doubles)

JANUARY MAY SEPTEMBER


NAME MONTH DAY YEAR NAME MONTH DAY YEAR NAME MONTH DAY YEAR
HSIEH, Su-Wei (TPE) 01 04 1986 BUZARNESCU, Mihaela (ROU) 05 04 1988 GASPARYAN, Margarita (RUS) 09 01 1994
PUTINTSEVA, Yulia (KAZ) 01 07 1995 SABALENKA, Aryna (BLR) 05 05 1998 SUÁREZ NAVARRO, Carla (ESP) 09 03 1988
FLIPKENS, Kirsten (BEL) 01 10 1986 CIBULKOVA, Dominika (SVK) 05 06 1989 SHARIPOVA, Sabina (UZB) 09 04 1994
WANG, Qiang (CHN) 01 14 1992 TOMLJANOVIC, Ajla (AUS) 05 07 1993 ZVONAREVA, Vera (RUS) 09 07 1984
KERBER, Angelique (GER) 01 18 1988 KASATKINA, Daria (RUS) 05 07 1997 PETKOVIC, Andrea (GER) 09 09 1987
MARTIC, Petra (CRO) 01 19 1991 BABOS, Timea (HUN) 05 10 1993 BLINKOVA, Anna (RUS) 09 10 1998
HERCOG, Polona (SLO) 01 20 1991 SINIAKOVA, Katerina (CZE) 05 10 1996 SVITOLINA, Elina (UKR) 09 12 1994
ZHANG, Shuai (CHN) 01 21 1989 VICKERY, Sachia (USA) 05 11 1995 SCHMIEDLOVA, Anna Karolina (SVK) 09 13 1994
CORNET, Alizé (FRA) 01 22 1990 KUZMOVA, Viktoria (SVK) 05 11 1998 CHAN, Hao-Ching (TPE) 09 19 1993
DANILOVIC, Olga (SRB) 01 23 2001 KHROMACHEVA, Irina (RUS) 05 12 1995 NICULESCU, Monica (ROU) 09 25 1987
ZHU, Lin (CHN) 01 28 1994 KORPATSCH, Tamara (GER) 05 12 1995 WILLIAMS, Serena (USA) 09 26 1981
PARMENTIER, Pauline (FRA) 01 31 1986 GARCIA PEREZ, Georgina (ESP) 05 13 1992 HALEP, Simona (ROU) 09 27 1991
MLADENOVIC, Kristina (FRA) 05 14 1993 PUIG, Monica (PUR) 09 27 1993
FEBRUARY KONTA, Johanna (GBR) 05 17 1991 LAPKO, Vera (BLR) 09 29 1998
NAME MONTH DAY YEAR WATSON, Heather (GBR) 05 19 1992
KING, Vania (USA) 02 03 1989 HRADECKA, Lucie (CZE) 05 21 1985 OCTOBER
SAFAROVA, Lucie (CZE) 02 04 1987 NINOMIYA, Makoto (JPN) 05 28 1994 NAME MONTH DAY YEAR
RODINA, Evgeniya (RUS) 02 04 1989 TSURENKO, Lesia (UKR) 05 30 1989 RYBARIKOVA, Magdalena (SVK) 10 04 1988
ZHENG, Saisai (CHN) 02 05 1994 MAROZAVA, Lidziya (BLR) 10 08 1992
KALININA, Anhelina (UKR) 02 07 1997 JUNE MUGURUZA, Garbiñe (ESP) 10 08 1993
YANG, Zhaoxuan (CHN) 02 11 1995 NAME MONTH DAY YEAR SORRIBES TORMO, Sara (ESP) 10 08 1996
LINETTE, Magda (POL) 02 12 1992 GROENEFELD, Anna-Lena (GER) 06 04 1985 GOLUBIC, Viktorija (SUI) 10 16 1992
HOZUMI, Eri (JPN) 02 17 1994 MAKAROVA, Ekaterina (RUS) 06 07 1988 GARCIA, Caroline (FRA) 10 16 1993
KEYS, Madison (USA) 02 17 1995 OSTAPENKO, Jelena (LAT) 06 08 1997 OSAKA, Naomi (JPN) 10 16 1997
KOZLOVA, Kateryna (UKR) 02 20 1994 KANEPI, Kaia (EST) 06 10 1985 DIYAS, Zarina (KAZ) 10 18 1993
PEGULA, Jessica (USA) 02 24 1994 WILLIAMS, Venus (USA) 06 17 1980 WICKMAYER, Yanina (BEL) 10 20 1989
BOUCHARD, Eugenie (CAN) 02 25 1994 KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana (RUS) 06 27 1985
VEKIC, Donna (CRO) 06 28 1996 NOVEMBER
MARCH VONDROUSOVA, Marketa (CZE) 06 28 1999 NAME MONTH DAY YEAR
NAME MONTH DAY YEAR KOSTYUK, Marta (UKR) 06 28 2002 GOERGES, Julia (GER) 11 02 1988
OLARU, Raluca (ROU) 03 03 1989 KENIN, Sofia (USA) 11 14 1998
SIEGEMUND, Laura (GER) 03 04 1988 JULY ALEXANDROVA, Ekaterina (RUS) 11 15 1994
GAVRILOVA, Daria (AUS) 03 05 1994 NAME MONTH DAY YEAR MERTENS, Elise (BEL) 11 17 1995
RADWANSKA, Agnieszka (POL) 03 06 1989 RISKE, Alison (USA) 07 03 1990 KATO, Miyu (JPN) 11 21 1994
KVITOVA, Petra (CZE) 03 08 1990 PAVLYUCHENKOVA, Anastasia (RUS) 07 03 1991 MINELLA, Mandy (LUX) 11 22 1985
VOEGELE, Stefanie (SUI) 03 10 1990 PESCHKE, Kveta (CZE) 07 09 1975 BOGDAN, Ana (ROU) 11 25 1992
BENCIC, Belinda (SUI) 03 10 1997 BARTHEL, Mona (GER) 07 11 1990 HIBINO, Nao (JPN) 11 28 1994
SREBOTNIK, Katarina (SLO) 03 12 1981 WOZNIACKI, Caroline (DEN) 07 11 1990
FERRO, Fiona (FRA) 03 12 1997 SPEARS, Abigail (USA) 07 12 1981 DECEMBER
KLEPAC, Andreja (SLO) 03 13 1986 KICHENOK, Lyudmyla (UKR) 07 20 1992 NAME MONTH DAY YEAR
KRUNIC, Aleksandra (SRB) 03 15 1993 KICHENOK, Nadiia (UKR) 07 20 1992 ROSOLSKA, Alicja (POL) 12 01 1985
ARRUABARRENA, Lara (ESP) 03 20 1992 KUMKHUM, Luksika (THA) 07 21 1993 PERA, Bernarda (USA) 12 03 1994
STEPHENS, Sloane (USA) 03 20 1993 SAKKARI, Maria (GRE) 07 25 1995 VANDEWEGHE, CoCo (USA) 12 06 1991
PLISKOVA, Karolina (CZE) 03 21 1992 MELICHAR, Nicole (USA) 07 29 1993 ATAWO, Raquel (USA) 12 08 1982
PLISKOVA, Kristyna (CZE) 03 21 1992 AZARENKA, Victoria (BLR) 07 31 1989 BERTENS, Kiki (NED) 12 10 1991
SASNOVICH, Aliaksandra (BLR) 03 22 1994 RUS, Arantxa (NED) 12 13 1990
JAKUPOVIC, Dalila (SLO) 03 24 1991 AUGUST COLLINS, Danielle (USA) 12 13 1993
VAN UYTVANCK, Alison (BEL) 03 26 1994 NAME MONTH DAY YEAR KREJCIKOVA, Barbora (CZE) 12 18 1995
STRYCOVA, Barbora (CZE) 03 28 1986 VESNINA, Elena (RUS) 08 01 1986 AOYAMA, Shuko (JPN) 12 19 1987
STOSUR, Samantha (AUS) 03 30 1984 SCHUURS, Demi (NED) 08 01 1993 KONTAVEIT, Anett (EST) 12 24 1995
POTAPOVA, Anastasia (RUS) 03 30 2001 BOULTER, Katie (GBR) 08 01 1996 ZIDANSEK, Tamara (SLO) 12 26 1997
DIATCHENKO, Vitalia (RUS) 08 02 1990 GIORGI, Camila (ITA) 12 30 1991
APRIL PETERSON, Rebecca (SWE) 08 06 1995
NAME MONTH DAY YEAR MARIA, Tatjana (GER) 08 08 1987
DABROWSKI, Gabriela (CAN) 04 01 1992 XU, Yifan (CHN) 08 08 1988
BRENGLE, Madison (USA) 04 03 1990 SESTINI HLAVACKOVA, Andrea (CZE) 08 10 1986
JURAK, Darija (CRO) 04 05 1984 MARTINEZ SANCHEZ, Maria Jose (ESP) 08 12 1982
CIRSTEA, Sorana (ROU) 04 07 1990 DUQUE-MARIÑO, Mariana (COL) 08 12 1989
BRADY, Jennifer (USA) 04 12 1995 LARSSON, Johanna (SWE) 08 17 1988
SEVASTOVA, Anastasija (LAT) 04 13 1990 CHAN, Latisha (TPE) 08 17 1989
TOWNSEND, Taylor (USA) 04 16 1996 BEGU, Irina-Camelia (ROU) 08 26 1990
SHARAPOVA, Maria (RUS) 04 19 1987 JABEUR, Ons (TUN) 08 28 1994
BARTY, Ashleigh (AUS) 04 24 1996 ANISIMOVA, Amanda (USA) 08 31 2001
KUDERMETOVA, Veronika (RUS) 04 24 1997
ERRANI, Sara (ITA) 04 29 1987
WANG, Yafan (CHN) 04 30 1994
134
2018 SINGLES TITLES LEADERS
PETRA
CZE 5
KVITOVA
ELINA
UKR 4
SVITOLINA
ELISE
BEL 3
MERTENS
KIKI
NED 3
BERTENS
SIMONA
ROU 3
HALEP
CAROLINE
DEN 3
WOZNIACKI

2018 REVIEW
2018 WTA Singles Rankings - Year-End Top 100
(as of November 5, 2018)
RANK NAME PTS RANK NAME PTS RANK NAME PTS
1 HALEP, Simona (ROU) 6921 38 GAVRILOVA, Daria (AUS) 1335 75 RADWANSKA, Agnieszka (POL) 778
2 KERBER, Angelique (GER) 5875 39 KONTA, Johanna (GBR) 1300 76 LARSSON, Johanna (SWE) 778
3 WOZNIACKI, Caroline (DEN) 5586 40 WILLIAMS, Venus (USA) 1206 77 SCHMIEDLOVA, Anna Karolina (SVK) 765
4 SVITOLINA, Elina (UKR) 5350 41 SAKKARI, Maria (GRE) 1164 78 NICULESCU, Monica (ROU) 762
5 OSAKA, Naomi (JPN) 5115 42 PAVLYUCHENKOVA, Anastasia (RUS) 1160 79 MARIA, Tatjana (GER) 758
6 STEPHENS, Sloane (USA) 5023 43 TOMLJANOVIC, Ajla (AUS) 1157 80 KUMKHUM, Luksika (THA) 757
7 KVITOVA, PETRA (CZE) 4630 44 MLADENOVIC, Kristina (FRA) 1155 81 BARTHEL, Mona (GER) 756
8 PLISKOVA, Karolina (CZE) 4465 45 PUTINTSEVA, Yulia (KAZ) 1145 82 HERCOG, Polona (SLO) 745
9 BERTENS, Kiki (NED) 4335 46 ZHENG, Saisai (CHN) 1139 83 LINETTE, Magda (POL) 733
10 KASATKINA, Daria (RUS) 3415 47 CORNET, Alizé (FRA) 1130 84 ARRUABARRENA, Lara (ESP) 731
11 SABALENKA, Aryna (BLR) 3245 48 FLIPKENS, Kirsten (BEL) 1058 85 VOEGELE, Stefanie (SUI) 727
12 SEVASTOVA, Anastasija (LAT) 3240 49 RYBARIKOVA, Magdalena (SVK) 1056 86 CIRSTEA, Sorana (ROU) 712
13 MERTENS, Elise (BEL) 3165 50 VAN UYTVANCK, Alison (BEL) 1055 87 SORRIBES TORMO, SARA (ESP) 700
14 GOERGES, Julia (GER) 3055 51 AZARENKA, Victoria (BLR) 1051 88 RODINA, Evgeniya (RUS) 699
15 BARTY, Ashleigh (AUS) 2985 52 KENIN, Sofia (USA) 1051 89 BOUCHARD, Eugenie (CAN) 692
17 KEYS, Madison (USA) 2976 53 PUIG, Monica (PUR) 1010 90 BRENGLE, Madison (USA) 676
16 WILLIAMS, Serena (USA) 2976 54 PARMENTIER, Pauline (FRA) 1009 92 GOLUBIC, Viktorija (SUI) 675
18 MUGURUZA, Garbiñe (ESP) 2910 55 PETERSON, Rebecca (SWE) 997 91 DIYAS, Zarina (KAZ) 675
19 GARCIA, Caroline (FRA) 2660 56 KUZMOVA, VIKTORIA (SVK) 987 93 ALEXANDROVA, Ekaterina (RUS) 672
20 WANG, Qiang (CHN) 2485 57 KRUNIC, Aleksandra (SRB) 985 94 POTAPOVA, Anastasia (RUS) 656
21 KONTAVEIT, AnetT (EST) 2480 58 KANEPI, Kaia (EST) 984 96 VICKERY, Sachia (USA) 651
22 OSTAPENKO, Jelena (LAT) 2362 59 MAKAROVA, Ekaterina (RUS) 972 95 ANISIMOVA, Amanda (USA) 651
23 SUÁREZ NAVARRO, Carla (ESP) 2153 60 YASTREMSKA, Dayana (UKR) 967 97 PLISKOVA, Kristyna (CZE) 643
24 BUZARNESCU, Mihaela (ROU) 1860 61 BABOS, Timea (HUN) 945 98 BLINKOVA, Anna (RUS) 639
25 CIBULKOVA, Dominika (SVK) 1805 62 JABEUR, Ons (TUN) 943 99 KOZLOVA, Kateryna (UKR) 637
26 GIORGI, Camila (ITA) 1800 63 RISKE, Alison (USA) 922 100 BOULTER, Katie (GBR) 633
27 TSURENKO, Lesia (UKR) 1755 64 PETKOVIC, Andrea (GER) 899
28 HSIEH, Su-Wei (TPE) 1720 65 LAPKO, Vera (BLR) 896
29 SHARAPOVA, Maria (RUS) 1602 66 BEGU, Irina-Camelia (ROU) 872
30 SASNOVICH, Aliaksandra (BLR) 1570 67 VONDROUSOVA, Marketa (CZE) 835
31 SINIAKOVA, Katerina (CZE) 1492 68 PERA, Bernarda (USA) 834
32 MARTIC, PETRA (CRO) 1465 69 JAKUPOVIC, Dalila (SLO) 829
33 STRYCOVA, BARBORA (CZE) 1460 70 ZIDANSEK, Tamara (SLO) 814
34 VEKIC, Donna (CRO) 1455 71 BOGDAN, Ana (ROU) 803
35 ZHANG, Shuai (CHN) 1370 72 STOSUR, Samantha (AUS) 800
36 COLLINS, Danielle (USA) 1354 73 WANG, Yafan (CHN) 795
37 BENCIC, Belinda (SUI) 1336 74 TOWNSEND, Taylor (USA) 787

2018 WTA Doubles Rankings - Year-End Top 50


(as of November 5, 2018)
RANK PTS RANK PTS RANK PTS
1 KREJCIKOVA, Barbora (CZE) 7775 18 MARTINEZ SANCHEZ, Maria Jose (ESP) 3690 35 KICHENOK, Lyudmyla (UKR) 1930
1 SINIAKOVA, Katerina (CZE) 7775 18 KLEPAC, Andreja (SLO) 3690 36 KING, Vania (USA) 1915
3 BABOS, Timea (HUN) 7765 20 NINOMIYA, Makoto (JPN) 2930 37 KICHENOK, Nadiia (UKR) 1840
3 MLADENOVIC, Kristina (FRA) 7765 21 CHAN, Latisha (TPE) 2915 38 OSTAPENKO, Jelena (LAT) 1835
5 STRYCOVA, Barbora (CZE) 6535 22 SREBOTNIK, Katarina (SLO) 2800 39 ARRUABARRENA, Lara (ESP) 1830
6 MAKAROVA, Ekaterina (RUS) 6205 23 BEGU, Irina-Camelia (ROU) 2755 40 LARSSON, Johanna (SWE) 1830
7 BARTY, Ashleigh (AUS) 6101 24 BUZARNESCU, Mihaela (ROU) 2555 41 MAROZAVA, Lidziya (BLR) 1780
8 SCHUURS, Demi (NED) 5925 25 CHAN, Hao-Ching (TPE) 2525 42 AOYAMA, Shuko (JPN) 1775
9 SESTINI HLAVACKOVA, Andrea (CZE) 5840 26 ATAWO, Raquel (USA) 2445 43 BERTENS, Kiki (NED) 1770
10 DABROWSKI, Gabriela (CAN) 5085 26 GROENEFELD, Anna-Lena (GER) 2445 44 OLARU, Raluca (ROU) 1740
11 MERTENS, Elise (BEL) 4455 28 YANG, Zhaoxuan (CHN) 2425 45 KATO, Miyu (JPN) 1708
12 XU, Yifan (CHN) 4370 29 ROSOLSKA, Alicja (POL) 2390 46 KHROMACHEVA, Irina (RUS) 1697
13 PESCHKE, Kveta (CZE) 4245 29 SPEARS, Abigail (USA) 2390 47 JAKUPOVIC, Dalila (SLO) 1690
14 VANDEWEGHE, CoCo (USA) 4097 31 HOZUMI, Eri (JPN) 2299 48 NICULESCU, Monica (ROU) 1660
15 MELICHAR, Nicole (USA) 3960 32 HRADECKA, Lucie (CZE) 2247 49 JURAK, Darija (CRO) 1655
16 VESNINA, Elena (RUS) 3725 33 ZHANG, Shuai (CHN) 2130 50 WATSON, Heather (GBR) 1640
17 HSIEH, Su-Wei (TPE) 3705 34 FLIPKENS, Kirsten (BEL) 1935

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Titles By Surface Prize Money Leaders - $1+ Million Earnings


NAME HARD CLAY GRASS TOTAL NAME PRIZE MONEY
KVITOVA, Petra (CZE) 2 2 1 5 HALEP, Simona (ROU) $7,409,564
SVITOLINA, Elina (UKR) 3 1 4 WOZNIACKI, Caroline (DEN) 6,657,719
BERTENS, Kiki (NED) 2 1 3 OSAKA, NAOMI (JPN) 6,394,289
HALEP, Simona (ROU) 2 1 3 SVITOLINA, Elina (UKR) 5,737,247
MERTENS, Elise (BEL) 1 2 3 KERBER, Angelique (GER) 5,686,362
WOZNIACKI, Caroline (DEN) 2 1 3 STEPHENS, Sloane (USA) 5,068,099
BARTY, Ashleigh (AUS) 1 1 2 WILLIAMS, Serena (USA) 3,770,170
GOERGES, Julia (GER) 2 2 PLISKOVA, Karolina (CZE) 3,539,050
KERBER, Angelique (GER) 1 1 2 KVITOVA, Petra (CZE) 3,301,389
OSAKA, Naomi (JPN) 2 2 BERTENS, Kiki (NED) 3,163,688
PARMENTIER, Pauline (FRA) 1 1 2 BARTY, Ashleigh (AUS) 2,823,371
PLISKOVA, Karolina (CZE) 1 1 2 SEVASTOVA, Anastasija (LAT) 2,765,414
SABALENKA, Aryna (BLR) 2 2 KASATKINA, Daria (RUS) 2,747,441
WANG, Qiang (CHN) 2 2 MUGURUZA, Garbiñe (ESP) 2,675,489
BABOS, Timea (HUN) 1 1 OSTAPENKO, Jelena (LAT) 2,602,164
BUZARNESCU, Mihaela (ROU) 1 1 KEYS, Madison (USA) 2,554,853
CORNET, Alizé (FRA) 1 1 MERTENS, Elise (BEL) 2,364,006
DANILOVIC, Olga (SRB) 1 1 SINIAKOVA, Katerina (CZE) 2,063,611
GARCIA, Caroline (FRA) 1 1 MLADENOVIC, Kristina (FRA) 2,041,210
GASPARYAN, Margarita (RUS) 1 1 GARCIA, Caroline (FRA) 2,039,824
GIORGI, Camila (ITA) 1 1 GOERGES, Julia (GER) 1,993,421
HSIEH, Su-Wei (TPE) 1 1 STRYCOVA, Barbora (CZE) 1,958,205
KASATKINA, Daria (RUS) 1 1 SABALENKA, Aryna (BLR) 1,867,872
KRUNIC, Aleksandra (SRB) 1 1 SUÁREZ NAVARRO, Carla (ESP) 1,645,782
KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana (RUS) 1 1 WANG, Qiang (CHN) 1,596,204
LARSSON, Johanna (SWE) 1 1 BABOS, Timea (HUN) 1,578,697
MARIA, Tatjana (GER) 1 1 MAKAROVA, Ekaterina (RUS) 1,562,855
MUGURUZA, Garbiñe (ESP) 1 1 KONTAVEIT, Anett (EST) 1,513,329
PAVLYUCHENKOVA, Anastasia (RUS) 1 1 SHARAPOVA, Maria (RUS) 1,312,643
SCHMIEDLOVA, Anna Karolina (SVK) 1 1 VANDEWEGHE, CoCo (USA) 1,303,249
SEVASTOVA, Anastasija (LAT) 1 1 HSIEH, SU-WEI (TPE) 1,270,928
STEPHENS, Sloane (USA) 1 1 TSURENKO, Lesia (UKR) 1,227,590
TSURENKO, Lesia (UKR) 1 1 KREJCIKOVA, Barbora (CZE) 1,183,541
VAN UYTVANCK, Alison (BEL) 1 1 CIBULKOVA, Dominika (SVK) 1,175,376
YASTREMSKA, Dayana (UKR) 1 1 BUZARNESCU, Mihaela (ROU) 1,112,168
Grand Total 37 15 6 58 KONTA, Johanna (GBR) 1,043,096
WILLIAMS, Venus (USA) 1,030,559
SASNOVICH, Aliaksandra (BLR) 1,007,650

Oldest WTA Title Winners Top 10 Debuts


NAME TOURNAMENT YRS, DAYS NAME DATE
KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana (RUS) WASHINGTON DC 33, 39 KASATKINA, Daria (RUS) 22-Oct-18
PARMENTIER, Pauline (FRA) ISTANBUL 32, 88 BERTENS, Kiki (NED) 08-Oct-18
PARMENTIER, Pauline (FRA) QUEBEC CITY 32, 228 OSAKA, Naomi (JPN) 10-Sep-18
HSIEH, Su-Wei (TPE) HIROSHIMA 32, 255 STEPHENS, Sloane (USA) 02-Apr-18
MARIA, Tatjana (GER) MALLORCA 30, 321 GOERGES, Julia (GER) 05-Feb-18

Youngest Title Winners Top 100 Debuts


NAME TOURNAMENT YRS, DAYS NAME DATE
DANILOVIC, Olga (SRB) MOSCOW (Int'l) 17, 187 FERRO, Fiona (FRA) 22-Oct-18
YASTREMSKA, Dayana (UKR) HONG KONG 18, 152 BOULTER, Katie (GBR) 15-Oct-18
SABALENKA, Aryna (BLR) NEW HAVEN 20, 112 POTAPOVA, Anastasia (RUS) 01-Oct-18
OSAKA, Naomi (JPN) INDIAN WELLS 20, 153 DANILOVIC, Olga (SRB) 01-Oct-18
SABALENKA, Aryna (BLR) WUHAN 20, 147 ANISIMOVA, Amanda (USA) 17-Sep-18
BLINKOVA, Anna (RUS) 20-Aug-18
Singles & Doubles Titles at Same Event YASTREMSKA, Dayana (UKR) 16-Jul-18
HALEP, Simona (ROU) SHENZHEN (w/Begu) JAKUPOVIC, Dalila (SLO) 25-Jun-18
MERTENS, Elise (BEL) HOBART (w/Schuurs) ZIDANSEK, Tamara (SLO) 11-Jun-18
MERTENS, Elise (BEL) LUGANO (w/Flipkens) KUZMOVA, Viktoria (SVK) 21-May-18
PETERSON, Rebecca (SWE) 14-May-18
First Time Singles Title Winners LAPKO, Vera (BLR) 07-May-18
BUZARNESCU, Mihaela (ROU) SAN JOSE PERA, Bernarda (USA) 09-Apr-18
DANILOVIC, Olga (SRB) MOSCOW (INT'L) WANG, Yafan (CHN) 02-Apr-18
KRUNIC, Aleksandra (SRB) 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH COLLINS, Danielle (USA) 19-Mar-18
MARIA, Tatjana (GER) MALLORCA KENIN, Sofia (USA) 19-Mar-18
OSAKA, Naomi (JPN) INDIAN WELLS VICKERY, Sachia (USA) 05-Mar-18
SABALENKA, Aryna (BLR) NEW HAVEN BOGDAN, Ana (ROU) 29-Jan-18
WANG, Qiang (CHN) NANCHANG
YASTREMSKA, Dayana (UKR) HONG KONG

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PRIZE SINGLES DOUBLES


WEEK OF LEVEL MONEY TOURNAMENT CHAMPION RUNNER-UP SCORE CHAMPION

JANUARY 1
Brisbane-AUS P $1,000,000 Brisbane International (HO) [3] E.Svitolina [Q] A.Sasnovich 6-2 6-1 Bertens/Schuurs
Shenzhen-CHN Int. $750,000 Shenzhen Open (HO) [1] S.Halep [6] K.Siniakova 6-1 2-6 6-0 Begu/Halep
Auckland-NZL Int. $250,000 ASB Classic (HO) [2] J.Goerges [1] C.Wozniacki 6-4 7-6(4) Errani/Schoofs

JANUARY 8
Sydney-AUS P $799,000 Apia International Sydney (HO) A.Kerber A.Barty 6-4 6-4 [3] Y.Xu/Dabrowski
Hobart-AUS Int. $250,000 Hobart International (HO) [2] E.Mertens M.Buzarenscu 6-1 4-6 6-3 [3] Mertens/Schuurs

JANUARY 15
Melbourne-AUS GS $18,768,094 Australian Open (HO) [2] C.Wozniacki [1] S.Halep 7-6(2) 3-6 6-4 [5] Babos/Mladenovic

JANUARY 29
St. Petersburg-RUS P $799,000 St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy (HI) [WC] P.Kvitova [4] K.Mladenovic 6-1 6-2 Bacsinszky/Zvonareva
Taipei City-TPE Int. $250,000 Taiwan Open (HO) [4] T.Babos K.Kozlova 7-5 6-1 Y.Duan/Y.Wang

FEBRUARY 12
Doha-QAT P5 $3,173,000 Qatar Total Open (HO) [16] P.Kvitova [4] G.Muguruza 3-6 6-3 6-4 Dabrowski/Ostapenko

FEBRUARY 19
Dubai-UAE P $2,623,485 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships (HO) [1] E.Svitolina D.Kasatkina 6-4 6-0 H.C.Chan/Z.Yang
Budapest-HUN Int. $250,000 Hungarian Ladies Open (RCO) A.Van Uytvanck [1] D.Cibulkova 6-3 3-6 7-5 Garcia Perez/Stollar

FEBRUARY 26
Acapulco-MEX Int. $250,000 Abierto Mexicano TELCEL (HO) [7] L.Tsurenko S.Voegele 5-7 7-6(2) 6-2 Maria/Watson

MARCH 5
Indian Wells-USA PM $8,648,508 BNP Paribas Open (HO) N.Osaka [20] D.Kasatkina 6-3 6-2 Hsieh/Strycova

MARCH 19
Miami-USA PM $8,648,508 Miami Open (HO) [13] S.Stephens [6] J.Ostapenko 7-6(5) 6-1 Barty/Vandeweghe

APRIL 2
Charleston-USA P $800,000 Volvo Car Open (GCO) [12] K.Bertens [5] J.Goerges 6-2 6-1 Kudryavtseva/Srebotnik
Monterrey-MEX Int. $250,000 Abierto Monterrey Afirme (HO) [1] G.Muguruza [4] T.Babos 3-6 6-4 6-3 Broady/Sorribes Tormo

APRIL 9
Lugano-SUI Int. $250,000 Samsung Open pres. by Corner (RCO) [2] E.Mertens A.Sabalenka 7-5 6-2 [1] Flipkens/Mertens
Bogotá-COL Int. $250,000 Copa Claro Colsanitas (RCO) A.K.Schmiedlova [5] L.Arruabarrena 6-2 6-4 [2] Jakupovic/Khromacheva

APRIL 23
Stuttgart-GER P $816,000 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix (RCI) [5] Ka.Pliskova [WC] C.Vandeweghe 7-6(2) 6-4 [4] Atawo/Groenefeld
Istanbul-TUR Int. $250,000 TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup (RCO) P.Parmentier P.Hercog 6-4 3-6 6-3 C.Liang/S.Zhang

APRIL 30
Prague-CZE Int. $250,000 J&T Banka Prague Open (RCO) [2] P.Kvitova [7] M.Buzarnescu 4-6 6-2 6-3 [3] Melichar/Peschke
Rabat-MAR Int. $250,000 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem (RCO) [1] E.Mertens A.Tomljanovic 6-2 7-6(4) Blinkova/Olaru

MAY 7
Madrid-ESP PM €6,685,828 Mutua Madrid Open (RCO) [10] P.Kvitova K.Bertens 7-6(6) 4-6 6-3 [1] Makarova/Vesnina

MAY 14
Rome-ITA P5 $3,351,720 Internazionali BNL d’Italia (RCO) [4] E.Svitolina [1] S.Halep 6-0 6-4 [8] Barty/Schuurs

MAY 21
Strasbourg-FRA Int. $250,000 Internationaux de Strasbourg (RCO) [3] A.Pavlyuchenkova [5/WC] D.Cibulkova 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 7-6(6) Buzarnescu/Olaru
Nürnberg-GER Int. $250,000 Nürnberger Versicherungs Cup (RCO) J.Larsson A.Riske 7-6(4) 6-4 [3] Schuurs/Srebotnik

MAY 28
Paris-FRA GS $20,298,331 Roland Garros (RCO) [1] S.Halep [10] S.Stephens 3-6 6-4 6-1 [6] Krejcikova/Siniakova

JUNE 11
‘s-Hertogenbosch-NED Int. $250,000 Libema Open (GO) [7] A.Krunic K.Flipkens 6-7(0) 7-5 6-1 [1] Mertens/Schuurs
Nottingham-GBR Int. $250,000 Nature Valley Open Nottingham (GO) [1] A.Barty [4] J.Konta 6-3 3-6 6-4 [3] Rosolska/Spears

JUNE 18
Birmingham-GBR P $936,128 Nature Valley Classic Birmingham (GO) [4] P.Kvitova M.Rybarikova 4-6 6-1 6-2 [1] Babos/Mladenovic
Mallorca-ESP Int. $250,000 Mallorca Open (GO) T.Maria [3] A.Sevastova 6-4 7-5 [1] Klepac/Martinez Sanchez

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WEEK OF LEVEL MONEY TOURNAMENT CHAMPION RUNNER-UP SCORE CHAMPION

JUNE 25
Eastbourne-GBR P $852,564 Nature Valley International Eastbourne (GO) [1] C.Wozniacki A.Sabalenka 7-5 7-6(5) [4] Dabrowski/Y.Xu

JULY 2
London-GBR GS $21,969,327 The Championships, Wimbledon (GO) [11] A.Kerber [25] S.Williams 6-3 6-3 [3] Krejcikova/Siniakova

JULY 16
Bucharest-ROU Int. $250,000 BRD Bucharest Open (RCO) [1] A.Sevastova [4] P.Martic 7-6(4) 6-2 [WC] Begu/Mitu
Gstaad-SUI Int. $250,000 Ladies Championshipp Gstaad (RCO) [1] A.Cornet M.Minella 6-4 7-6(6) Guarachi/Krawczyk

JULY 23
Moscow-RUS Int. $750,000 Moscow River Cup pres. by Ingrad (RCO) [LL] Olga Danilovic [WC] A.Potapova 7-5 6-7(1) 6-4 Potapova/Zvonareva
Nanchang-CHN Int. $250,000 Jiangxi Open (HO) [2] Q.Wang [6] S.Zheng 7-5 4-0 ret. X.Jiang/Q.Tang

JULY 30
San Jose-USA P $799,000 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic (HO) [5] M.Buzarnescu M.Sakkari 6-1 6-0 [1] Chan/Peschke
Washington DC-USA Int. $250,000 Citi Open (HO) S.Kuznetsova [7] D.Vekic 4-6 7-6(7) 6-2 [3] X.Han/Jurak

AUGUST 6
Montreal-CAN P5 $2,820,000 Coupe Rogers pres. par Banque Nationale (HO) [1] S.Halep [3] S.Stephens 7-6(6) 3-6 6-4 [8] Barty/Schuurs

AUGUST 13
Cincinnati-USA P5 $2,874,299 Western & Southern Open (HO) K.Bertens [1] S.Halep 2-6 7-6(6) 6-2 [7] Hradecka/Makarova

AUGUST 20
New Haven-USA P $799,000 Connecticut Open (HO) A.Sabalenka C.Suarez Navarro 6-1 6-4 [1] Sestini Hlavackova/Strycova

AUGUST 27
New York City-USA GS $25,282,400 US Open (HO) [20] N.Osaka [17] S.Williams 6-2 6-4 [13] Barty/Vandeweghe

SEPTEMBER 10
Québec City-CAN Int. $250,000 Coupe Banque Nationale (HI) [8] P.Parmentier [Q] J.Pegula 7-5 6-2 Muhammad/Sanchez
Hiroshima-JPN Int. $250,000 Japan Women’s Open Tennis (HO) [2] S.Hsieh [Q] A.Anisimova 6-2 6-2 [2] S.Zhang/Hozumi

SEPTEMBER 17
Tokyo-JPN P $799,000 Toray Pan Pacific Open (HO) [4] Ka.Pliskova [3] N.Osaka 6-4 6-4 Kato/Ninomiya
Guangzhou-CHN Int. $250,000 Guangzhou International Women’s Open (HO) [3] Q.Wang [5] Y.Putintseva 6-1 6-2 [3] Adamczak/Moore
Seoul-KOR Int. $500,000 Korea Open Tennis (HO) [2] K.Bertens A.Tomljanovic 7-6(2) 4-6 6-2 [WC] Choi/Han

SEPTEMBER 24
Wuhan-CHN P5 $2,746,000 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open (HO) A.Sabalenka A.Kontaveit 6-3 6-3 [6] Mertens/Schuurs
Tashkent-UZB Int. $250,000 Tashkent Open (HO) M.Gasparyan [Q] A.Potapova 6-2 6-1 Danilovic/Zidansek

OCTOBER 1
Beijing-CHN PM $8,285,274 China Open (HO) [2] C.Wozniacki A.Sevastova 6-3 6-3 [2] Sestini Hlavackova/Strycova

OCTOBER 8
Tianjin-CHN Int. $750,000 Tianjin Open (HO) [2] C.Garcia [1/WC] Ka.Pliskova 7-6(7) 6-3 [3] Melichar/Peschke
Hong Kong-SAR Int. $250,000 Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open (HO) D.Yastremska [6] Q.Wang 6-2 6-1 Stosur/S.Zhang
Linz-AUT Int. $250,000 Generali Ladies Linz (HI) [5] C.Giorgi [Q] E.Alexandrova 6-3 6-1 [3] Flipkens/Larsson

OCTOBER 15
Moscow-RUS P $823,888 Kremlin Cup (HI) [6] D.Kasatkina [Q] O.Jabeur 2-6 7-6(3) 6-4 Panova/Siegemund
Luxembourg-LUX Int. $250,000 BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open (HI) [1] J.Goerges [Q] B.Bencic 6-4 7-5 [WC] Minnen/Van Uytvanck

OCTOBER 22
Singapore-SIN YEC $7,000,000 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore (HI) [6] E.Svitolina [5] S.Stephens 3-6 6-2 6-2 [2] Babos/Mladenovic
pres. by SC Global

OCTOBER 29
Zhuhai-CHN YEC $2,349,363 Hengqin Life WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai (HO) [9] A.Barty [11] Q.Wang 6-3 6-4 [3] L.Kichenok/N.Kichenok

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2018 WTA Match Facts - Serve & Return Leaders
(WTA & Grand Slam Main Draw Only)

ACES SERVICE PTS WON PERCENTAGE


# PLAYER ACES MATCHES # PLAYER % MATCHES
1 Julia GOERGES (GER) 492 68 1 Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) 63.5 61
2 Karolina PLISKOVA (CZE) 393 70 2 Julia GOERGES (GER) 63.1 68
3 Kiki BERTENS (NED) 325 69 3 Madison KEYS (USA) 62.1 42
4 Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) 297 61 4 Caroline GARCIA (FRA) 60.7 61
5 Naomi OSAKA (JPN) 283 60 5 Naomi OSAKA (JPN) 60.7 60
DOUBLE FAULTS RETURN PTS WON PERCENTAGE
# PLAYER DFS MATCHES # PLAYER % MATCHES
1 Daria GAVRILOVA (AUS) 385 49 1 SIMONA HALEP (ROU) 49.6 55
2 Petra KVITOVA (CZE) 339 60 2 DARIA KASATKINA (RUS) 48.3 66
3 Daria KASATKINA (RUS) 321 66 3 ANGELIQUE KERBER (GER) 47.6 63
4 ARYNA SABALENKA (BLR) 299 64 4 SLOANE STEPHENS (USA) 47.3 54
5 Kiki BERTENS (NED) 287 69 5 Su-Wei HSIEH (TPE) 47.0 49
FIRST SERVE PERCENTAGE SERVICE GAMES WON PERCENTAGE
# PLAYER % MATCHES # PLAYER % MATCHES
1 Sloane STEPHENS (USA) 69.6 54 1 Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) 78.7 61
2 Yulia PUTINTSEVA (KAZ) 69.0 40 2 Julia GOERGES (GER) 78.6 68
3 Daria KASATKINA (RUS) 68.6 66 3 Naomi OSAKA (JPN) 76.0 60
4 Saisai ZHENG (CHN) 67.7 25 4 Madison KEYS (USA) 75.8 42
5 Caroline GARCIA (FRA) 67.3 61 5 Johanna KONTA (GBR) 75.5 49
SECOND SERVE PERCENTAGE RETURN GAMES WON PERCENTAGE
# PLAYER % MATCHES # PLAYER % MATCHES
1 Jelena OSTAPENKO (LAT) 45.8 44 1 Simona HALEP (ROU) 48.5 55
2 CoCo VANDEWEGHE (USA) 45.2 25 2 Daria KASATKINA (RUS) 46.3 66
3 Polona HERCOG (SLO) 44.7 34 3 Sloane STEPHENS (USA) 44.2 54
4 Donna VEKIC (CRO) 44.5 55 4 Angelique KERBER (GER) 43.9 63
5 Tatjana MARIA (GER) 43.6 35 5 Qiang WANG (CHN) 43.7 58
FIRST SERVE PTS WON PERCENTAGE BREAK POINTS SAVED PERCENTAGE
# PLAYER % MATCHES # PLAYER % MATCHES
1 Julia GOERGES (GER) 73.8 68 1 Julia GOERGES (GER) 63.5 68
2 Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) 71.6 61 2 Johanna KONTA (GBR) 63.3 49
3 Kristyna PLISKOVA (CZE) 71.2 36 3 Polona HERCOG (SLO) 61.8 34
4 Naomi OSAKA (JPN) 70.1 60 4 Aryna SABALENKA (BLR) 61.6 64
5 Madison KEYS (USA) 70.0 42 5 Caroline GARCIA (FRA) 61.2 61
SECOND SERVE PTS WON PERCENTAGE BREAK POINTS CONVERTED PERCENTAGE
# PLAYER % MATCHES # PLAYER % MATCHES
1 Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) 52.2 61 1 Jelena OSTAPENKO (LAT) 54.1 44
2 Caroline GARCIA (FRA) 51.3 61 2 Naomi OSAKA (JPN) 50.2 60
3 Sloane STEPHENS (USA) 49.1 54 3 Simona HALEP (ROU) 50.1 55
4 Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) 49.0 59 4 Caroline WOZNIACKI (DEN) 49.8 58
5 Petra MARTIC (CRO) 48.9 43 5 Kiki BERTENS (NED) 49.8 69

2018 WTA Match Win Leaders


MATCH WINS - ALL SURFACES MATCH WINS - 3-SET MATCHES
# PLAYER WON LOSS # PLAYER WON LOSS
1 Karolina PLISKOVA (CZE) 49 23 1 Aryna SABALENKA (BLR) 21 8
2 Petra KVITOVA (CZE) 47 17 2T Petra KVITOVA (CZE) 17 6
3T Simona HALEP (ROU) 46 11 2T Anastasija SEVASTOVA (LAT) 17 7
3T Angelique KERBER (GER) 46 19 2T Julia GOERGES (GER) 17 8
3T Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) 46 19 5T Simona HALEP (ROU) 16 4
3T Elise MERTENS (BEL) 46 21 5T Karolina PLISKOVA (CZE) 16 6
3T Aryna SABALENKA (BLR) 46 22 5T Daria KASATKINA (RUS) 16 8
3T Kiki BERTENS (NED) 46 23
3T Julia GOERGES (GER) 46 24
MATCH WINS - HARD COURT ONLY MATCH WINS - TIE-BREAK SETS
# PLAYER WON LOSS # PLAYER WON LOSS
1 Aryna SABALENKA (BLR) 35 13 1 Julia GOERGES (GER) 14 7
2 Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) 33 10 2T Daria GAVRILOVA (AUS) 13 2
3T Qiang WANG (CHN) 32 15 2T Aryna SABALENKA (BLR) 13 7
3T Karolina PLISKOVA (CZE) 32 16 4T Aliaksandra SASNOVICH (BLR) 12 6
5 Naomi OSAKA (JPN) 29 13 4T Karolina PLISKOVA (CZE) 12 8
MATCH WINS - GRASS COURT ONLY MATCH WINS - VS. TOP 10 OPPONENTS
# PLAYER WON LOSS # PLAYER WON LOSS
1 Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) 12 3 1 Kiki BERTENS (NED) 12 7
2 Angelique KERBER (GER) 10 2 2 Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) 9 3
3 Mihaela BUZARNESCU (ROU) 9 4 3T Aryna SABALENKA (BLR) 8 4
4T Jelena OSTAPENKO (LAT) 7 2 3T Sloane STEPHENS (USA) 8 5
4T Julia GOERGES (GER) 7 3 5T Petra KVITOVA (CZE) 7 4
4T Daria KASATKINA (RUS) 7 3 5T Daria KASATKINA (RUS) 7 6
4T Donna VEKIC (CRO) 7 4
4T Aryna SABALENKA (BLR) 7 4
MATCH WINS - CLAY COURT ONLY MATCH WINS - VS. TOP 5 OPPONENTS
# PLAYER WON LOSS # PLAYER WON LOSS
1T Elise MERTENS (BEL) 16 2 1T Sloane STEPHENS (USA) 5 2
1T Simona HALEP (ROU) 16 3 1T Kiki BERTENS (NED) 5 2
3T Petra KVITOVA (CZE) 15 3 1T Daria KASATKINA (RUS) 5 2
3T Kiki BERTENS (NED) 15 5 4T Karolina PLISKOVA (CZE) 4 1
5 Mihaela BUZARNESCU (ROU) 14 8 4T Elina SVITOLINA (UKR) 4 2

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SINGLES: MOST WEEKS AT NO. 1
STEFANIE
377
GRAF
MARTINA
332
NAVRATILOVA
SERENA
319
WILLIAMS
CHRIS
260
EVERT
MARTINA
209
HINGIS
MONICA
178
SELES
JUSTINE
117
HENIN
LINDSAY
98
DAVENPORT

ALL-TIME RECORDS SECTION


CAROLINE
71
WOZNIACKI
SIMONA
61*
HALEP

*THROUGH WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2018


2019 WTA Ranking System

The WTA rankings are based on a 52-week, cumulative system. A player's ranking is determined by her results
at a maximum of 16 tournaments for singles and 11 for doubles.
The tournaments that count towards a player's ranking are those that yield the highest ranking points
during the rolling 52-week period. They must include points from the Grand Slams and Premier Mandatory
tournaments; for those players who qualify, ranking points earned at the WTA Finals will count as the 17th
bonus tournament. For Top 20 players, their best two results at Premier 5 tournaments (Dubai, Rome, Cincinnati,
Toronto and Wuhan) will also count.
In order to appear on the WTA rankings, players must earn ranking points in at least three tournaments, or a
minimum of 10 singles ranking points or 10 doubles ranking points in one or more tournaments.

SINGLES AND DOUBLES POINTS - BY ROUND


Description W F SF QF R16 R32 R64 R128 QLFR Q3 Q2 Q1
GRAND SLAM (4): Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open
Singles 2000 1300 780 430 240 130 70 10 40 30 20 2
Doubles 2000 1300 780 430 240 130 10 - 40 - - -

WTA FINALS - Shenzhen


Singles *1500 *1080 *750 (+125 per round-robin match played; +125 per round-robin win)
Doubles 1500 1080 750 375

WTA ELITE TROPHY - Zhuhai


Singles 700 440 240 (+40 per round robin match; +80 per round-robin win)

PREMIER MANDATORY (4): Beijing, Indian Wells, Madrid, Miami


96 Singles (48Q) 1000 650 390 215 120 65 35 10 30 - 20 2
64/60 Singles (32Q) 1000 650 390 215 120 65 10 - 30 - 20 2
28/32 Doubles 1000 650 390 215 120 10 - - - - - -

PREMIER 5 (5): Cincinnati, Dubai, Rome, Toronto, Wuhan


56 Singles (64 Q) 900 585 350 190 105 60 1 - 30 22 15 1
56 Singles (48/32 Q) 900 585 350 190 105 60 1 - 30 - 20 1
28 Doubles 900 585 350 190 105 1 - - - - - -
16 Doubles 900 585 350 190 1 - - - - - - -

PREMIER (12): Birmingham, Brisbane, Charleston, Doha, Eastbourne, Moscow, New Haven, St Petersburg, San Jose, Stuttgart, Sydney, Tokyo
56 Singles 470 305 185 100 55 30 1 - 25 - 13 1
32 Singles 470 305 185 100 55 1 - - 25 18 13 1
16 Doubles 470 305 185 100 1 - - - - - - -

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS (31): Acapulco, Auckland, Bogotá, Bucharest, Budapest, Gstaad, Guangzhou, Hiroshima, Hobart, Hong Kong, Hua
Hin, Istanbul, Lugano, Linz, Luxembourg, Mallorca, Monterrey, Moscow International, Nanchang, Nottingham, Nürnberg, Palermo, Prague,
Québec City, Rabat, Seoul, Shenzhen, 's-Hertogenbosch, Strasbourg, Tashkent, Tianjin, Washington DC
32 Singles (32Q) 280 180 110 60 30 1 - - 18 14 10 1
32 Singles (16Q) 280 180 110 60 30 1 - - 18 - 12 1
16 Doubles 280 180 110 60 1 - - - - - - -

WTA 125K Series:


Singles 160 95 57 29 15 1 - - 6 - 4 1
16 Doubles 160 95 57 29 1 - - - - - - -

ITF CIRCUIT EVENTS:


ITF W100 (32/16) 150 90 55 28 14/1 1 - - 6 - 4 -
HITF W100 (32/16) 140 85 50 25 13/1 1 - - 6 - 4 -
ITF W80 (32/16) 130 80 48 24 12/1 1 - - 5 - 3 -
HITF W80 (32/16) 115 70 42 21 10/1 1 - - 5 - 3 -
ITF W60 (32/16) 100 60 36 18 9/1 1 - - 5 - 3 -
HITF W60 (32/16) 80 48 29 15 8/1 1 - - 5 - 3 -
ITF W25 (32/16) 60 36 22 11 6/1 1 - - 2 - - -
HITF W25 (32/16) 50 30 18 9 5/1 1 - - 1 - - -
+H indicates that hospitality is provided l * Assumes undefeated round-robin match record

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No.1 Singles Ranking History (Since November 3, 1975)

Since the inception of computer singles rankings on November 3, 1975, the No.1 ranking has changed hands 97 times.
Following is a timeline that illustrates the history of the No.1 ranking and the 25 players who have held the top spot.

RANK DATE PLAYER WEEKS AT NO.1 RANK DATE PLAYER WEEKS AT NO.1 SINGLES: WEEKS AT No.1
Nov 03, 1975 Chris Evert (1) 25 May 20 Capriati (4) 3 Stefanie Graf **377
Apr 26, 1976 Evonne Goolagong (1) 2 Jun 10, 2002 V.Williams (3) 4 Martina Navratilova 332
May 10, 1976 Evert (2) 113 Jul 8, 2002 Serena Williams (1) 57 Serena Williams 319
Jul 10, 1978 Martina Navratilova (1) 26 Aug 11, 2003 Kim Clijsters (1) 10 Chris Evert 260
Jan 14, 1979 Evert (3) 2 Oct 20, 2003 Justine Henin (1) 1 Martina Hingis 209
Jan 28, 1979 Navratilova (2) 4 Oct 27, 2003 Clijsters (2) 2 Monica Seles 178
Feb 25, 1979 Evert (4) 7 Nov 10, 2003 Henin (2) 44 Justine Henin 117
Apr 16, 1979 Navratilova (3) 10 Sep 13, 2004 Amélie Mauresmo (1) 5 Lindsay Davenport 98
Jun 25, 1979 Evert (5) 11 Oct 18, 2004 Davenport (6) 38 Caroline Wozniacki 71
Sep 10, 1979 Navratilova (4) 31 Aug 22, 2005 Maria Sharapova (1) 1 Simona Halep *61
Apr 07, 1980 Tracy Austin (1) 2 Aug 29, 2005 Davenport (7) 2 Victoria Azarenka 51
Apr 21, 1980 Navratilova (5) 11 Sep 12, 2005 Sharapova (2) 6 Amélie Mauresmo 39
Jul 07, 1980 Austin (2) 19 Oct 24, 2005 Davenport (8) 14 Angelique Kerber 34
Nov 18, 1980 Evert (6) 76 Jan 30, 2006 Clijsters (3) 7 Dinara Safina 26
May 03, 1982 Navratilova (6) 2 Mar 20, 2006 Mauresmo (2) 34 Tracy Austin 21
May 17, 1982 Evert (7) 4 Nov 13, 2006 Henin (3) 11 Maria Sharapova 21
Jun 14, 1982 Navratilova (7) 156 Jan 29, 2007 Sharapova (3) 7 Kim Clijsters 20
Jun 10, 1985 Evert (8) 18 Mar 19, 2007 Henin (4) 61 Jelena Jankovic 18
Oct 14, 1985 Navratilova (8) 2 May 19, 2008 Sharapova (4) 3 Jennifer Capriati 17
Oct 28, 1985 Evert (9) 4 Jun 9, 2008 Ana Ivanovic (1) 9 Ana Ivanovic 12
Nov 25, 1985 Navratilova (9) 90 Aug 17, 2008 Jelena Jankovic (1) 1 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 12
Aug 17, 1987 Stefanie Graf (1) 186 Aug 18, 2008 Ivanovic (2) 3 Venus Williams 11
Mar 11, 1991 Monica Seles (1) 21 Sep 8, 2008 S.Williams (2) 4 Karolina Pliskova 8
Aug 05, 1991 Graf (2) 1 Oct 6, 2008 Jankovic (2) 17 Garbiñe Muguruza 4
Aug 12, 1991 Seles (2) 1 Feb 2, 2009 S.Williams (3) 11 Evonne Goolagong 2
Aug 19, 1991 Graf (3) 3 Apr 20, 2009 Dinara Safina (1) 25 *Includes week of December 31, 2018
Sep 9, 1991 Seles (3) 91 Oct 12, 2009 S.Williams (4) 2
Jun 7, 1993 Graf (4) 87 Oct 26, 2009 Safina (1) 1 YEAR-END SINGLES No.1
Feb 6, 1995 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1) 2 Nov 2, 2009 S.Williams (5) 49 8 Stefanie Graf 1987-90; '93-96
Feb 20, 1995 Graf (5) 1 Oct 11, 2010 Caroline Wozniacki (1) 18 7 Martina Navratilova 1978-79; '82-86
Feb 27, 1995 Sánchez Vicario (2) 6 Feb 14, 2011 Clijsters (4) 1 5 Serena Williams 2002; '09; '13-15
Apr 10, 1995 Graf (6) 5 Feb 21, 2011 Wozniacki (2) 49 5 Chris Evert 1975-77; '80-81
May 15, 1995 Sánchez Vicario (3) 4 Jan 30, 2012 Victoria Azarenka (1) 19 4 Lindsay Davenport 1998; 2001; '04-05
Jun 12, 1995 Graf (7) 9 Jun 11, 2012 Sharapova (5) 4 3 Justine Henin 2003; '06-07
Aug 15, 1995 Graf (7) & Seles** (4) 64 Jul 9, 2012 Azarenka (2) 32 3 Martina Hingis 1997; '99-2000
Nov 4, 1996 Graf(7) 2 Feb 18, 2013 S.Williams (6) 186 2 Simona Halep 2017-18
Nov 18, 1996 Graf (7) & Seles** (5) 1 Sep 12, 2016 Angelique Kerber (1) 20 2 Monica Seles 1991-92
Nov 25, 1996 Graf (7) 18 Jan 30, 2017 S.Williams (7) 7 2 Caroline Wozniacki 2010-11
Mar 31, 1997 Martina Hingis (1) 80 Mar 20, 2017 Kerber (2) 5 1 Victoria Azarenka 2012
Oct 12, 1998 Lindsay Davenport (1) 17 Apr 24, 2017 S.Williams (8) 3 1 Angelique Kerber 2016
Feb 08, 1999 Hingis (2) 21 May 15, 2017 Kerber (3) 9 1 Jelena Jankovic 2008
Jul 05, 1999 Davenport (2) 5 July 17, 2017 Karolina Pliskova (1) 8
Aug 09, 1999 Hingis (3) 34 Sep 11, 2017 Garbiñe Muguruza (1) 4 MOST CONSECUTIVE WEEKS
Apr 03, 2000 Davenport (3) 5 Oct 9, 2017 Simona Halep (1) 16 AT No.1
May 08, 2000 Hingis (4) 1 Jan 19, 2018 Wozniacki (3) 4 186 Stefanie Graf Aug 17, 1987 -
May 15, 2000 Davenport (4) 1 Feb 26, 2018 Halep (2) *45  Mar 10, 1991
May 22, 2000 Hingis (5) 73 Number of times a player has held the No.1 ranking is 186 Serena Williams Feb 18, 2013 -
Oct 15, 2001 Jennifer Capriati (1) 3 indicated in ( )  Sep 12, 2016
Nov 5, 2001 Davenport (5) 10 ** Co-ranked No.1 156 Martina Navratilova Jun 14, 1982 -
Jan 14, 2002 Capriati (2) 6  Jun 9, 1985
Feb 25, 2002 Venus Williams (1) 3 113 Chris Evert May 10, 1976 -
Mar 18, 2002 Capriati (3) 5  July 9, 1978
Apr 22, 2002 V.Williams (2) 4 91 Monica Seles Sep 9, 1991 -
 Jun 6, 1993

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No.1 Doubles Ranking History
(Since September 10, 1984)

Doubles rankings were introduced on September 10, 1984. Since then, the No.1 doubles ranking has
changed hands (including ties) 124 times. Following is a timeline of the history of the No.1 doubles ranking:
Sep 10, 1984 Martina Navratilova (1) 27 Apr 3, 2000 Corina Morariu (1) 2 DOUBLES: WEEKS AT No.1
Mar 18, 1985 Pam Shriver (1) 44 Apr 17, 2000 Davenport (6) 3 PLAYER WEEKS AT NO.1
Jan 20, 1986 Navratilova (2) 26 May 8, 2000 Morariu (2) 5 Martina Navratilova 237
Jul 21, 1986 Shriver (2) 4 Jun 12, 2000 Lisa Raymond (1) 10 Liezel Huber 199
Aug 18, 1986 Navratilova (3) 181 Aug 21, 2000 Raymond (1)/Rennae Stubbs** (1) 3 Cara Black 163
Feb 5, 1990 Helena Sukova (1) 2 Sep 11, 2000 Julie Halard-Decugis (1) 6 Lisa Raymond 137
Feb 19, 1990 Navratilova (4) 2 Oct 23, 2000 Ai Sugiyama (1) 1 Natasha Zvereva 124
Mar 5, 1990 Sukova (2) 9 Oct 30, 2000 Halard-Decugis (2) 8 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 111
May 7, 1990 Navratilova (5) 1 Dec 25, 2000 Sugiyama (2) 35 Roberta Vinci 110
May 14, 1990 Sukova (3) 15 Aug 27, 2001 Raymond (2) 54 Sania Mirza 91
Aug 27, 1990 Jana Novotna (1) 7 Sep 9, 2002 Paola Suárez (1) 47 Sara Errani 87
Oct 15, 1990 Sukova (4) 18 Aug 4-, 2003 Kim Clijsters (1) 1 Paola Suárez 87
Feb 18, 1991 Novotna (2) 2 Aug 11, 2003 Sugiyama (3) 1 Gigi Fernández 80
Mar 4, 1991 Gigi Fernández (1) 1 Aug 187, 2003 Clijsters (2) 3 Martina Hingis 79
Mar 11, 1991 Novotna (3) 3 Sep 8, 2003 Virginia Ruano Pascual (1) 1 Helena Sukova 68
Apr 1, 1991 Fernández (2) 1 Sep 15, 2003 Sugiyama (4) 8 Jana Novotna 67
Apr 8, 1991 Sukova (5) 9 Nov 10, 2003 Suárez (2) 37 Virginia Ruano Pascual 65
Jun 10, 1991 Fernández (3) 13 Jul 26, 2004 Ruano Pascual (2) 1 Samantha Stosur 61
Sep 9, 1991 Novotna (4) 4 Aug 2, 2004 Ruano Pascual (2)/Suárez** (3) 3 Pam Shriver 48
Oct 7, 1991 Natasha Zvereva (1) 1 Aug 23, 2004 Ruano Pascual (2) 60 Ai Sugiyama 45
Oct 14, 1991 Novotna (5) 15 Oct 17, 2005 Cara Black (1) 16 Latisha Chan 34
Jan 27, 1992 Larisa Neiland (1) 1 Feb 6, 2006 Samantha Stosur (1) 22 Lindsay Davenport 32
Feb 3, 1992 Novotna (6) 2 Jul 10, 2006 Raymond (3)/Stosur** (1) 39 Bethanie Mattek-Sands 32
Feb 17, 1992 Neiland (2) 1 Apr 9, 2007 Raymond (3) 9 Gisela Dulko 24
Feb 24, 1992 Novotna (7) 4 Jun 11, 2007 Black (2) 2 Peng Shuai 20
Mar 23, 1992 Neiland (3) 2 Jun 25, 2007 Raymond (4) 2 Flavia Pennetta 18
Apr 6, 1992 Novotna (8) 10 Jul 9, 2007 Black (3) 18 Julie Halard-Decugis 14
Jun 15, 1992 Zvereva (2) 1 Nov 12, 2007 Black (3)/Liezel Huber** (1) 127 Timea Babos 14
Jun 22, 1992 Novotna (9) 16 Apr 19, 2010 Huber (1) 7 Barbora Krejcikova *11
Oct 12, 1992 Zvereva (3) 1 Jun 7, 2010 S. Williams (1)/V. Williams (1)** 8 Katerina Siniakova *11
Oct 19, 1992 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1) 4 Aug 2, 2010 Huber (2) 13 Kveta Peschke 10
Nov 16, 1992 Zvereva (4) 1 Nov 1, 2010 Gisela Dulko (1) 17 Katarina Srebotnik 10
Nov 23, 1992 Sukova (6) 7 Feb 28, 2011 Dulko (1)/Flavia Pennetta (1)** 7 Anna Kournikova 10
Jan 11, 1993 Zvereva (5) 12 Apr 18, 2011 Pennetta (1) 11 Serena Williams 8
Apr 5, 1993 Fernández (4) 23 Jul 4, 2011 Peschke (1)/Srebotnik (1) 10 Venus Williams 8
Sep 13, 1993 Sukova (7) 7 Sep 12, 2011 Huber (3) 32 Corina Morariu 7
Nov 1, 1993 Fernández (5) 2 Apr 23, 2012 Huber (3)/Raymond (5)** 19 Lucie Safarova 6
Nov 15, 1993 Sukova (8) 1 Sep 10, 2012 Sara Errani (1) 6 Hsieh Su-Wei 5
Nov 22, 1993 Fernández (6) 38 Oct 15, 2012 Roberta Vinci (1) 28 Ekaterina Makarova 5
Aug 15, 1994 Zvereva (6) 26 Apr 29, 2013 Errani (2)/Vinci (1)** 42 Elena Vesnina 5
Feb 13, 1995 Sánchez Vicario (2) 2 Feb 17, 2014 Peng Shuai (1) 12 Kim Clijsters 4
Feb 27, 1995 Zvereva (7) 1 May 12, 2014 Peng (1)/Hsieh Su-Wei (1)** 1 Larisa Neiland 4
Mar 6, 1995 Fernández (7) 1 May 19, 2014 Peng (1) 3 Rennae Stubbs 3
Mar 13, 1995 Zvereva (8) 2 Jun 9, 2014 Peng (1)/Hsieh (2)** 4 *Includes week of December 31, 2018
Mar 27, 1995 Sánchez Vicario (3) 32 Jul 7, 2014 Errani (3)/Vinci (2) 40
Nov 6, 1995 Fernández (8) 1 Apr 13, 2015 Sania Mirza (1) 40 PLAYERS RANKED NO.1 IN SINGLES
Nov 13, 1995 Sánchez Vicario (4) 73 Jan 18, 2016 Mirza (1)/Hingis (7)** 31 & DOUBLES SIMULTANEOUSLY
Apr 7, 1997 Zvereva (9) 28 Aug 22, 2016 Mirza (1) 20 PLAYER WEEKS
Oct 20, 1997 Lindsay Davenport (1) 2 Jan 9, 2017 Bethanie Mattek-Sands (1) 32 Martina Navratilova 103 weeks
Nov 3, 1997 Zvereva (10) 12 Aug 21, 2017 Lucie Safarova (1) 6 Sep 10, 1984-Jun 9, 1985 - 39 weeks
Jan 26, 1998 Davenport (2) 11 Oct 2, 2017 Hingis (8) 3 Oct 14-Oct 27, 1985 - 2 weeks
Apr 13, 1998 Zvereva (11) 8 Oct 23, 2017 Hingis /Latisha Chan (1) 24 Jun 9, 1986-Aug 16, 1987 - 62 weeks
Jun 8, 1998 Martina Hingis (1) 8 Mar 16, 2018 Chan (1) 12 Martina Hingis 29 weeks
Aug 3, 1998 Novotna (10) 1 Jun 11, 2018 Ekaterina Makarova/ Jun 8-Aug 2, 1998 - 8 weeks
Aug 10, 1998 Davenport (3) 1 Elena Vesnina (1) 5 Aug 17-Oct 11, 1998 - 8 weeks
Aug 17, 1998 Hingis (2) 10 Jul 16, 2018 Timea Babos (1) 4 Jun 7-Jul 4, 1999 - 4 weeks
Oct 26, 1998 Zvereva (12) 1 Aug 13, 2018 Chan (2) 1 Aug 9-22, 1999 - 2 weeks
Nov 2, 1998 Hingis (3) 3 Aug 20, 2018 Babos (2) 13 Jan 31-Mar 19, 2000 - 7 weeks
Nov 23, 1998 Zvereva (13) 25 Oct 22, 2018 Barbora Krejcikova/ *11 Serena Williams 9 weeks
May 17, 1999 Novotna (11) 3 Katerina Siniakova (1)** Jun 7 -Aug 1, 2010 - 9 weeks
Jun 7, 1999 Hingis (4) 4 ** Co-ranked No.1 for first time Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 7 weeks
Jul 5, 1999 Zvereva (14) 4 * Includes week of December 31, 2018 Feb 13-19, 1995 - 1 week
Aug 2, 1999 Hingis (5) 3 Mar 27-Apr 9, 1995 - 2 weeks
Aug 23, 1999 Davenport (4) 13 May 15-Jun 11, 1995 - 4 weeks
Nov 22, 1999 Anna Kournikova (1) 10 Lindsay Davenport 3 weeks
Jan 31, 2000 Hingis (6) 7 Apr 17-May 7, 2000 - 3 weeks
Mar 20, 2000 Davenport (5) 2 Kim Clijsters 3 weeks
Aug 18-Sep 7, 2003 - 3 weeks
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All-Time Top 10 History

Official computer rankings for WTA players came into effect on November 3, 1975. The following list notes
all players who have held a Top 10 ranking, updated through the 2017 season.
PLAYER NAT CRACKED TOP 10 PLAYER NAT CRACKED TOP 10
1. Chris Evert USA No.1 (Nov 3, 1975) 66. Nathalie Tauziat FRA No.10 (Jan 12, 1998)
2. Virginia Wade GBR No.2 (Nov 3, 1975) 67. Venus Williams USA No.10 (Mar 30, 1998)
3. Martina Navratilova TCH/USA No.3 (Nov 3, 1975) 68. Anna Kournikova RUS No.10 (Jun 22, 1998)
4. Billie Jean King USA No.4 (Nov 3, 1975) 69. Patty Schnyder SUI No.10 (Aug 10,1998)
5. Evonne Goolagong Cawley AUS No.5 (Nov 3, 1975) 70. Dominique Monami BEL No.9 (Oct 12, 1998)
6. Margaret Court AUS No.6 (Nov 3, 1975) 71. Serena Williams USA No.9 (Apr 5, 1999)
7. Olga Morozova RUS No.7 (Nov 3, 1975) 72. Amélie Mauresmo FRA No.10 (May 10, 1999)
8. Nancy Richey USA No.8 (Nov 3, 1975) 73. Julie Halard-Decugis FRA No.10 (Aug 23, 1999)
9. Francoise Dürr FRA No.9 (Nov 3, 1975) 74. Barbara Schett AUT No.7 (Sep 13, 1999)
10. Kerry Melville Reid AUS No.10 (Nov 3, 1975) 75. Sandrine Testud FRA No.9 (Feb 7, 2000)
11. Rosie Casals USA No.10 (Feb 23, 1976) 76. Elena Dementieva RUS No.10 (Feb 26, 2001)
12. Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat AUS No.10 (Sep 14, 1976) 77. Kim Clijsters BEL No.7 (Jun 11, 2001)
13. Betty Stove NED No.10 (Oct 2, 1976) 78. Justine Henin BEL No.9 (Jun 11, 2001)
14. Sue Barker GBR No.10 (Dec 10, 1976) 79. Jelena Dokic AUS No.10 (Oct 8, 2001)
15. Mima Jausovec YUG No.9 (Mar 20, 1977) 80. Daniela Hantuchova SVK No.9 (Oct 14, 2002)
16. Kathy May USA No.10 (July 3, 1977) 81. Anastasia Myskina RUS No.10 (Feb 17, 2003)
17. Kristien Shaw Kremmer USA No.10 (Aug 21,1977) 82. Ai Sugiyama JPN No.10 (Nov 10, 2003)
18. Wendy Turnbull AUS No.10 (Nov 27, 1977) 83. Nadia Petrova RUS No.9 (Apr 5, 2004)
19. Tracy Austin USA No.10 (Mar 13, 1978) 84. Paola Suárez ARG No.9 (Jun 7, 2004)
20. Greer Stevens RSA No.10 (Feb 25, 1979) 85. Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS No.10 (Jun 7, 2004)
21. Virginia Ruzici ROM No.10 (Mar 11, 1979) 86. Maria Sharapova RUS No.8 (Jul 5, 2004)
22. Kathy Jordan USA No.10 (Feb 10, 1980) 87. Vera Zvonareva RUS No.9 (Aug 9, 2004)
23. Hana Mandlikova TCH/AUS No.10 (Jun 9, 1980) 88. Alicia Molik AUS No.10 (Jan 31, 2005)
24. Andrea Jaeger USA No.9 (Aug 11, 1980) 89. Nicole Vaidisova CZE No.9 (Aug 7, 2006)
25. Pam Shriver USA No.9 (Dec 14, 1980) 90. Dinara Safina RUS No.10 (Oct 2, 2006)
26. Sylvia Hanika GER No.10 (Mar 9, 1981) 91. Jelena Jankovic SRB No.10 (Jan 29, 2007)
27. Barbara Potter USA No.10 (Sep 28, 1981) 92. Anna Chakvetadze RUS No.10 (Feb 19, 2007)
28. Bettina Bunge GER No.10 (Nov 30, 1981) 93. Ana Ivanovic SRB No.8 (May 14, 2007)
29. Andrea Temesvari HUN No.10 (Aug 15, 1983) 94. Marion Bartoli FRA No.10 (Aug 27, 2007)
30. Jo Durie GBR No.8 (Dec 5, 1983) 95. Agnieszka Radwanska POL No.10 (Jul 7, 2008)
31. Zina Garrison USA No.10 (Dec 5, 1983) 96. Victoria Azarenka BLR No.10 (Mar 23, 2009)
32. Bonnie Gadusek USA No.10 (Mar 19, 1984) 97. Caroline Wozniacki DEN No.10 (May 18, 2009)
33. Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere BUL/SUI No.9 (May 28, 1984) 98. Flavia Pennetta ITA No.10 (Aug 17, 2009)
34. Kathleen Horvath USA No.10 (Jun 11, 1984) 99. Li Na CHN No.10 (Feb 1, 2010)
35. Claudia Kohde-Kilsch GER No.9 (Jul 9, 1984) 100. Samantha Stosur AUS No.10 (Mar 22, 2010)
36. Lisa Bonder-Kreiss USA No.9 (Aug 20, 1984) 101. Francesca Schiavone ITA No.6 (Jun 7, 2010)
37. Helena Sukova CZE No.10 (Nov 26, 1984) 102. Petra Kvitova CZE No.10 (May 9, 2011)
38. Carling Bassett-Seguso CAN No.10 (Jan 7, 1985) 103. Andrea Petkovic GER No.10 (Aug 8, 2011)
39. Catarina Lindqvist SWE No.10 (Apr 15, 1985) 104. Angelique Kerber GER No.10 (May 21, 2012)
40. Stefanie Graf GER No.10 (Aug 5, 1985) 105. Sara Errani ITA No.10 (Jun 11, 2012)
41. Gabriela Sabatini ARG No.10 (Aug 19, 1985) 106. Maria Kirilenko RUS No.10 (Jun 10, 2013)
42. Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel USA No.9 (Apr 12, 1986) 107. Simona Halep ROU No.10 (Jan 27, 2014)
43. Lori McNeil USA No.10 (Feb 29, 1988) 108. Dominika Cibulkova SVK No.10 (Mar 31, 2014)
44. Natasha Zvereva URS/BLR No.8 (Jun 6, 1988) 109. Eugenie Bouchard CAN No.7 (Jul 7, 2014)
45. Katerina Maleeva BUL No.10 (Jan 30, 1989) 110. Ekaterina Makarova RUS No.10 (Jan 5, 2015)
46. Stephanie Rehe USA No.10 (Mar 13, 1989) 111. Carla Suárez Navarro ESP No.10 (Apr 6, 2015)
47. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario ESP No.10 (May 22, 1989) 112. Lucie Safarova CZE No.7 (Jun 8, 2015)
48. Conchita Martínez ESP No.10 (Jun 19, 1989) 113. Garbiñe Muguruza ESP No.9 (Jul 13, 2015)
49. Mary Joe Fernández USA No.10 (Aug 14, 1989) 114. Karolina Pliskova CZE No.8 (Aug 10, 2015)
50. Monica Seles YUG/USA No.10 (Sep 11,1989) 115. Timea Bacsinszky SUI No.10 (Oct 12, 2015)
51. Jana Novotna CZE No.10 (Oct 23, 1989) 116. Belinda Bencic SUI No.9 (Feb 15, 2016)
52. Jennifer Capriati USA No.10 (Oct 29, 1990) 117. Roberta Vinci ITA No.10 (Feb 22, 2016)
53. Anke Huber GER No.9 (May 4, 1992) 118. Madison Keys USA No.10 (Jun 20, 2016)
54. Magdalena Maleeva BUL No.10 (May 3, 1993) 119. Johanna Konta GBR No.9 (Oct 10, 2016)
55. Kimiko Date JPN No.9 (Jan 17, 1994) 120. Elina Svitolina UKR No.10 (Feb 27, 2017)
56. Lindsay Davenport USA No.10 (May 09, 1994) 121. Jelena Ostapenko LAT No.10 (Sep 11, 2017)
57. Mary Pierce FRA No.7 (Jun 6, 1994) 122. Caroline Garcia FRA No.9 (Oct 9, 2017)
58. Iva Majoli CRO No.9 (Oct 16, 1995) 123. Kristina Mladenovic FRA No.10 (Oct 23, 2017)
59. Chanda Rubin USA No.10 (Jan 30, 1996) 124. CoCo Vandeweghe USA No.10 (Nov 6, 2017)
60. Brenda Schultz-McCarthy NED No.10 (Mar 4, 1996) 125. Julia Goerges GER No.10 (Feb 5, 2018)
61. Martina Hingis SUI No.10 (Oct 7, 1996) 126. Sloane Stephens USA No.9 (Apr 2, 2018)
62. Barbara Paulus AUT No.10 (Nov 18, 1996) 127. Naomi Osaka JPN No.7 (Sep 10, 2018)
63. Irina Spirlea ROM No.10 (Dec 23, 1996) 128. Kiki Bertens NED No.10 (Oct 8, 2018)
64. Karina Habsudova SVK No.10 (Feb 10, 1997) 129. Daria Kasatkina RUS No.10 (Oct 22, 2018)
65. Amanda Coetzer RSA No.10 (Apr 28, 1997)
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(Since November 3, 1975)

No.1 First Date Last Date No.5 First Date Last Date
Chris Evert Nov 3, 1975 Nov 24, 1985 Rosie Casals Sep 13, 1976 Oct 24, 1976
Evonne Goolagong Apr 26, 1976 May 9, 1976 Margaret Court Feb 21, 1977 Jul 2, 1977
Martina Navratilova Jul 10, 1978 Aug 16, 1987 Betty Stove Jul 3, 1977 Oct 22, 1977
Tracy Austin Apr 7, 1980 Nov 17, 1980 Kathy Jordan Mar 19, 1984 Dec 11, 1984
Stefanie Graf Aug 17, 1987 Mar 30, 1997 Sylvia Hanika Sep 12, 1983 Jan 8, 1984
Monica Seles Mar 11, 1991 Nov 24, 1996 Jo Durie Jan 9, 1984 Apr 29, 1984
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Feb 6, 1995 Jun 11, 1995 Natasha Zvereva May 22, 1989 Jun 11, 1989
Martina Hingis Mar 31, 1997 Oct 14, 2001 Daniela Hantuchova Jan 27, 2003 Mar 16, 2003
Lindsay Davenport Oct 12, 1998 Jan 29, 2006 Anna Chakvetadze Sep 10, 2007 Sep 30, 2007
Jennifer Capriati Oct 15, 2001 Jun 9, 2002 Sara Errani May 20, 2013 Sep 8, 2013
Venus Williams Feb 25, 2002 Jul 7, 2002 Eugenie Bouchard Oct 20, 2014 Oct 26, 2014
Serena Williams Jul 8, 2002 Sep 11, 2016 Lucie Safarova Sep 14, 2015 Oct 4, 2015
Kim Clijsters Aug 11, 2003 Nov 9, 2003 Jelena Ostapenko Oct 9, 2017 Jun 10, 2018
Justine Henin Oct 20, 2003 May 18, 2008
Amélie Mauresmo Sep 13, 2004 Oct 17, 2004 No.6 First Date Last Date
Maria Sharapova Aug 22, 2005 Jul 8, 2012 Mima Jausovec Mar 22, 1982 Apr 4, 1982
Ana Ivanovic Jun 9, 2008 Sep 7, 2008 Bettina Bunge Mar 28, 1983 Jul 3, 1983
Jelena Jankovic Aug 11, 2008 Feb 1, 2009 Katerina Maleeva Jul 9, 1990 Jan 13, 1990
Dinara Safina Apr 20, 2009 Nov 1, 2009 Chanda Rubin Apr 8, 1996 Jun 9, 1996
Caroline Wozniacki Oct 11, 2010 Feb 19, 2018 Flavia Pennetta Sep 28, 2015 Oct 4, 2015
Victoria Azarenka Jan 30, 2012 Feb 17, 2013 Carla Suárez Navarro Feb 29, 2016 Apr 3, 2016
Angelique Kerber Sep 12, 2016 Jul 16, 2017
Karolina Pliskova Jul 17, 2017 Sep 10, 2017 No.7 First Date Last Date
Garbiñe Muguruza Sep 11, 2017 Oct 8, 2017 Olga Morozova Nov 3, 1975 Dec 31, 1975
Simona Halep Oct 9, 2017 --- Kerry Melville Reid Jul 4, 1976 Sep 14, 1976
Greer Stevens Jul 7, 1980 Aug 10, 1980
No.2 First Date Last Date Barbara Potter Dec 6, 1982 Dec 19, 1982
Virginia Wade Nov 3, 1975 Jan 31, 1976 Andrea Temesvari Jan 23, 1984 Feb 19, 1984
Billie Jean King Dec 11, 1977 Feb 12, 1978 Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel May 26, 1986 Feb 1, 1987
Andrea Jaeger Aug 17, 1981 Sep 13, 1981 Irina Spirlea Oct 13, 1997 Nov 2, 1997
Conchita Martínez Oct 30, 1995 Aug 4, 1996 Barbara Schett Sep 13, 1999 Nov 7, 1999
Jana Novotna Jul 7, 1997 Sep 13, 1998 Julie Halard-Decugis Feb 14, 2000 Apr 16, 2000
Anastasia Myskina Sep 13, 2004 Sep 26, 2004 Patty Schnyder Nov 14, 2005 Jan 15, 2006
Svetlana Kuznetsova Sep 10, 2007 Feb 24, 2008 Nicole Vaidisova May 14, 2007 May 27, 2007
Vera Zvonareva Oct 25, 2010 Sep 11, 2011 Marion Bartoli Jan 30, 2012 Sep 28, 2013
Petra Kvitova Oct 31, 2011 Feb 12, 2012 Belinda Bencic Feb 22, 2016 Feb 28, 2016
Agnieszka Radwanska Jul 9, 2012 Sep 9, 2012 Madison Keys Oct 10, 2016 Oct 30, 2016
Li Na Feb 17, 2014 Aug 10, 2014 Roberta Vinci May 9, 2016 Jul 10, 2016

No.3 First Date Last Date No.8 First Date Last Date
Wendy Turnbull Jan 7, 1985 Feb 3, 1985 Nancy Richey Nov 3, 1975 Jan 31, 1976
Pam Shriver Mar 20, 1984 Jun 19, 1988 Virginia Ruzici May 21, 1979 Jun 15, 1981
Hana Mandlikova Apr 30, 1984 Apr 26, 1987 Bonnie Gadusek Jul 9, 1984 Sep 15, 1986
Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere Feb 4, 1985 Feb 17, 1985 Carling Bassett-Seguso Mar 4, 1985 Mar 17, 1985
Gabriela Sabatini Feb 27, 1989 Jan 31, 1993 Anna Kournikova Nov 20, 2000 May 27, 2001
Mary Pierce Jan 30, 1995 Jul 9, 2000 Ai Sugiyama Feb 9, 2004 Feb 29, 2004
Amanda Coetzer Nov 3, 1997 Nov 9, 1997 Alicia Molik Feb 28, 2005 Jun 5, 2005
Nathalie Tauziat May 8, 2000 May 14, 2000 Ekaterina Makarova Apr 6, 2015 Jul 12, 2015
Nadia Petrova May 15, 2006 Jun 11, 2006
Elena Dementieva Apr 6, 2009 May 10, 2009 No.9 First Date Last Date
Elina Svitolina Sep 11, 2017 Feb 18, 2018 Francoise Dürr Nov 3, 1975 Dec 31, 1975
Sloane Stephens Jul 16, 2018 Sep 9, 2018 Lisa Bonder-Kreiss Aug 20, 1984 Sep 1, 1984
Lori McNeil Jul 4, 1988 Sep 11, 1988
No.4 First Date Last Date Brenda Schultz-McCarthy May 20, 1996 May 26, 1996
Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat Mar 19, 1979 Apr 14, 1979 Dominique Van Roost Oct 12, 1998 Oct 18, 1998
Sue Barker Mar 20, 1977 Nov 26, 1977 Sandrine Testud Feb 7, 2000 May 22, 2000
Zina Garrison Nov 20, 1989 Sep 9, 1990 Paola Suárez Jun 7, 2004 Jun 13, 2004
Claudia Kohde-Kilsch Sep 2, 1985 Sep 15, 1985 Andrea Petkovic Oct 10, 2011 Oct 16, 2011
Helena Sukova Mar 18, 1985 Apr 14, 1985 Timea Bacsinszky May 16, 2016 Jun 5, 2016
Mary Joe Fernández Oct 22, 1990 Jan 27, 1991 Julia Goerges Aug 20, 2018 Sep 9, 2018
Anke Huber Oct 14, 1996 Nov 3, 1996 Kiki Bertens Oct 22, 2018 --
Magdalena Maleeva Jan 29, 1996 Feb 4, 1996
Kimiko Date Nov 13, 1995 Dec 31, 1995 No.10 First Date Last Date
Iva Majoli Feb 5, 1996 Oct 19, 1997 Kathy May Jul 3, 1977 Aug 20, 1977
Jelena Dokic Aug 18, 2002 Sep 22, 2002 Kristien Shaw Kremmer Aug 21, 1977 Sep 11, 1977
Francesca Schiavone Jun 7, 2010 Jan 31, 2011 Kathleen Horvath Jun 11, 1984 Jun 24, 1984
Samantha Stosur July 5, 2010 Feb 21, 2011 Catarina Lindqvist Apr 15, 1985 Apr 28, 1985
Dominika Cibulkova Mar 20, 2017 Apr 30, 2017 Stephanie Rehe Mar 13, 1989 Mar 19, 1989
Johanna Konta July 11, 2017 Jul 17, 2017 Barbara Paulus Nov 18, 1996 Dec 22, 1996
Caroline Garcia Sep 10, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Karina Habsudova Feb 10, 1997 Mar 16, 1997
Naomi Osaka Oct 8, 2018 Oct 28, 2018 Maria Kirilenko Jun 10, 2013 Jul 7, 2013
Kristina Mladenovic Oct 23, 2017 Nov 5, 2017
CoCo Vandeweghe Jan 15, 2018 Jan 28, 2018
Daria Kasatkina Oct 22, 2018 --

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No. 1 vs. No. 2

The Top 2 in the world have met 113 times since computer rankings were introduced (134 times all-time). The
No.1 player has prevailed in 72 meetings, while the No.2 has won 39 times. To date, all except six matchups
have taken place in a tournament final. Here is a look at all No.1 vs. No.2 meetings since 1969:
YR TOURNAMENT NO.1 NO.2 SCORE YR TOURNAMENT NO.1 NO.2 SCORE
1969 Australian Open* Court def. King 63 76(12) 1988 Wimbledon Graf def. Navratilova 57 62 61
Dallas* Court def. King 64 64 1989 Wimbledon Graf def. Navratilova 62 67(1) 61
Sydney* Court l. to King 62 46 63 US Open Graf def. Navratilova 36 75 61
S African Open* Court def. King 64 16 63 vs Champs Graf def. Navratilova 64 75 26 62
Durban* Court l. to King 64 26 62 1990 No Match-up
Wimbledon* Court def. King 14-12 11-9 1991 San Antonio Seles l. to Graf 64 63
1971 Queens* Court def. King 63 36 63 Hamburg Seles l. to Graf 75 67(4) 63
1972 Wimbledon* Goolagong l. to King 63 63 1992 Roland Garros Seles def. Graf 62 36 10-8
vs Charlotte* King def. Court 62 62 Wimbledon Seles l. to Graf 62 61
vs Phoenix* King def. Court 76 63 1993 Australian Open Seles def. Graf 46 63 62
vs California* King l. to Court 64 61 vs Champs Graf def. Sánchez Vicario 61 64 36 61
1973 vs Chicago* King l. to Court 62 46 64 1994 Australian Open Graf def. Sánchez Vicario 60 62
vs Boston* Court def. King 62 64 Delray Beach Graf def. Sánchez Vicario 63 75
vs Indianapolis* Court l. to King 67 76 63 Hamburg Graf l. to Sánchez Vicario 46 76(3) 76(6)
vs Nashville* Court def. King 63 46 62 San Diego Graf def. Sánchez Vicario 62 61
1974 vs San Francisco* Evert l. to King 76(5-2)62 Canadian Open Graf l. to Sánchez Vicario 75 16 76(4)
Palm Springs* Evert def. King 63 61 US Open Graf l. to Sánchez Vicario 16 76(3) 64
US Indoors* King def. Evert 63 36 62 1995 Roland Garros Sánchez Vicario l. to Graf 75 46 60
1975 vs California* Evert def. King 61 61 Wimbledon Graf def. Sánchez Vicario 46 61 75
Sarasota* Evert l. to King 62 63 US Open Graf ^ def. Seles (co-No.1) 76(6)06 63
Austin* Evert def. King 46 63 76 1996 Indian Wells Graf ^ def. C.Martínez 76(5) 76(5)
Roland Garros (SF) Graf ^ def. C. Martínez 63 61
OFFICIAL COMPUTER RANKINGS INTRODUCED ON NOVEMBER 3, 1975 Canadian Open Seles ^ def. Sánchez Vicario 61 76(2)
1976 vs Washington Evert def. Wade 62 61 US Open Graf ^ def. Seles (co-No.1) 75 64
vs Philadelphia Evert l. to Goolagong 63 76 Tokyo [Nicherei] Seles ^ def. Sánchez Vicario 61 64
vs Champs Evert l. to Goolagong 63 57 63 Fed Cup Final Seles ^ def. Sánchez Vicario 36 63 61
Wimbledon Evert def. Goolagong 63 46 86 1997 Tokyo [PPO]** Graf Hingis Hingis w/o
US Open Evert def. Goolagong 63 60 1998 Tokyo [PPO] Hingis l. to Davenport 63 63
1977 vs Los Angeles Evert def. Navratilova 62 26 61 Indian Wells Hingis def. Davenport 63 64
vs Philadelphia Evert def. Navratilova 64 46 63 Los Angeles Hingis l. to Davenport 46 64 63
Tucson Evert def. Navratilova 63 76(5-2) US Open (SF) Hingis def. Novotna 36 61 64
Palm Springs (RR) Evert def. Navratilova 64 61 Chase Champs Davenport l. to Hingis 75 64 46 62
1978 Tokyo [May] Evert def. Navratilova 75 62 1999 Sydney Davenport def. Hingis 64 63
Eastbourne Evert l. to Navratilova 64 46 97 Philadelphia Davenport def. Hingis 63 64
Wimbledon Evert l. to Navratilova 26 64 75 Chase Champs Davenport def. Hingis 64 62
Atlanta Navratilova l. to Evert 76(3) 06 63 2000 Australian Open Hingis l. to Davenport 61 75
Palm Springs Navratilova l. to Evert 63 63 Scottsdale** Hingis vs. Davenport Cancelled
1979 Avon Oakland Navratilova def. Evert 75 75 Indian Wells Hingis l. to Davenport 46 64 60
Avon L.A. Navratilova l. to Evert 63 64 Miami Hingis def. Davenport 63 62
Avon Dallas Evert l. to Navratilova 64 64 Zurich Hingis def. Davenport 64 46 75
Eastbourne Navratilova l. to Evert 75 57 13-11 Philadelphia Hingis l. to Davenport 76(7) 64
Wimbledon Evert l. to Navratilova 64 64 2001 Sydney Hingis def. Davenport 63 46 75
Phoenix Navratilova def. Evert 61 63 Tokyo [PPO] Hingis l. to Davenport 67(4) 64 62
Brighton Navratilova def. Evert 61 64 2002 Wimbledon V.Williams l. to S.Williams 76(4) 63
1980 Avon Champs Navratilova l. to Austin 62 26 62 US Open S.Williams def. V.Williams 64 63
La Costa Navratilova l. to Austin 75 62 2003 Australian Open S.Williams def. V.Williams 76(4)36 64
Orlando Navratilova def. Austin 62 64 Filderstadt Clijsters def. Henin 57 64 62
1981 Canadian Open (SF) Evert def. Jaeger 46 61 62 2004 Australian Open Henin def. Clijsters 63 46 63
1982 Wimbledon Navratilova def. Evert 61 36 62 Olympics–Athens Henin def. Mauresmo 63 63
Brighton Navratilova def. Evert 61 64 Filderstadt Mauresmo l. to Davenport 62 ret.
Australian Open Navratilova l. to Evert 63 26 63 2005 No Matchup
Toyota Champs Navratilova def. Evert 46 61 62 2006 Antwerp Clijsters l. to Mauresmo 36 63 63
1983 vs Dallas Navratilova def. Evert 64 60 2007 No Matchup
vs Champs Navratilova def. Evert 62 60 2008 Sydney Henin def. Kuznetsova 46 62 64
vs Los Angeles Navratilova def. Evert 61 63 2009 No Matchup
Canadian Open Navratilova def. Evert 64 46 61 2010 WTA Finals (SF) Wozniacki def. Zvonareva 75 60
US Open Navratilova def. Evert 61 63 2011 No Matchup
Tokyo [Lions Cup] Navratilova def. Evert 62 62 2012 Indian Wells Azarenka def. Sharapova 62 63
1984 US Indoors Navratilova def. Evert 62 76(4) Stuttgart Azarenka l. to Sharapova 61 64
vs Champs Navratilova def. Evert 63 75 61 Beijing Azarenka def. Sharapova 63 61
Amelia Island Navratilova def. Evert 62 60 WTA Finals (SF) Azarenka l. to Sharapova 64 62
Roland Garros Navratilova def. Evert 63 61 2013 Doha Azarenka def. S.Williams 76(8)26 63
Wimbledon Navratilova def. Evert 76(5) 62 Miami S.Williams def. Sharapova 46 63 60
US Open Navratilova def. Evert 46 64 64 Madrid S.Williams def. Sharapova 61 64
1985 vs Florida Navratilova l. to Evert 62 64 Roland Garros S.Williams def. Sharapova 64 64
Miami Navratilova def. Evert 62 64 Cincinnati S.Williams l. to Azarenka 26 62 76(8)
vs Dallas Navratilova def. Evert 63 64 US Open S.Williams def. Azarenka 75 67(6) 61
Roland Garros Navratilova l. to Evert 63 67(4) 75 2014 Brisbane S.Williams def. Azarenka 64 75
Wimbledon Evert l. to Navratilova 46 63 62 Miami S.Williams def. Li 75 61
Australian Open Navratilova def. Evert 62 46 62 2015 Australian Open S.Williams def. Sharapova 63 76(5)
1986 vVs Dallas Navratilova def. Evert 62 61 2016 No Matchup
Roland Garros Navratilova l. to Evert 26 63 63 2017 No Matchup
vs Los Angeles Navratilova def. Evert 76(5) 63 2018 Australian Open C.Wozniacki def. Halep 76(2) 36 64
1987 Miami (SF) Navratilova l. to Graf 63 62
Roland Garros Navratilova l. to Graf 64 46 86 * Before official WTA Rankings introduced
Wimbledon Navratilova def. Graf 75 63 ** Match not played
US Open Graf l. to Navratilova 76(4) 61 ^
Graf & Seles held co-No.1 ranking

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PLAYERS TO DEFEAT WORLD’S TOP 2 AT SAME EVENT
Evonne Goolagong (No.5) 1978 Boston d. No.2 Navratilova (SF)); No.1 Evert (F)
Tracy Austin (No.3) 1979 US Open d. No.2 Navratilova (SF); No.1 Evert (F)
Tracy Austin (No.3) 1979 Filderstadt d. No.2 Evert (SF); No.1 Navratilova (F)
Martina Navratilova (No.3) 1980 Tokyo [Lions Cup] d. No.1 Evert (SF); No.2 Austin (F)
Tracy Austin (No.3) 1981 Toyota Championships d. No.1 Evert (SF); No.2 Navratilova (F)
Martina Navratilova (No.3) 1981 Tokyo (Lions Cup] d. No.2 Austin (SF); No.1 Evert (F)
Hana Mandlikova (No.4) 1985 US Open d. No.1 Evert (SF); No.2 Navratilova (F)
Gabriela Sabatini (No.3) 1989 Amelia Island d. No.2 Navratilova (SF); No.1 Graf (F)
Stefanie Graf (No.17) 1998 Philadelphia d. No.2 Hingis (QF); No.1 Davenport (F)
Stefanie Graf (No.6) 1999 Roland Garros d. No.2 Davenport (QF); No.1 Hingis (F)
Serena Williams (No.6) 1999 US Open d. No.2 Davenport (SF); No.1 Hingis (F)
Serena Williams (No.6) 2000 Los Angeles d. No.1 Hingis (SF); No.2 Davenport (F)
Venus Williams (No.3) 2000 US Open d. No.1 Hingis (SF); No.2 Davenport (F)
Venus Williams (No.5) 2000 Wimbledon d. No.1 Hingis (QF); No.2 Davenport (F)
Amélie Mauresmo (No.9) 2000 Sydney d. No.1 Hingis (SF); No.2 Davenport (F)
Jennifer Capriati (No.14) 2001 Australian Open d. No.2 Davenport (SF); No.1 Hingis (F)
Monica Seles (No.10) 2001 San Diego d. No.2 Capriati (QF); No.1 Hingis in (SF)
Serena Williams (No.9) 2002 Miami d. No.2 V.Williams (SF); No.1 Capriati (F)
Serena Williams (No.3) 2002 Roland Garros d. No.2 Capriati (SF); No.1 V.Williams (F)
Kim Clijsters (No.6) 2002 WTA Championships d. No.2 V.Williams ret. (SF); d. No.1 S.Williams (F)
Justine Henin (No.4) 2003 Roland Garros d. No.1 S.Williams (SF); No.2 Clijsters (F)
Anastasia Myskina (No.10) 2003 Leipzig d. No.1 Clijsters ret. (SF); d. No.2 Henin (F)
Serena Williams (No.7) 2005 Australian Open d. No.2 Mauresmo (QF); No.1 Davenport (F)
Venus Williams (No.14) 2005 Wimbledon d. No.2 Sharapova (SF); No.1 Davenport (F)
Mary Pierce (No.5) 2005 WTA Championships d. No.2 Clijsters (RR); No.1 Davenport in (SF)
Maria Sharapova (No.4) 2006 US Open d. No.1 Mauresmo (SF); No.2 Henin (F)
Justine Henin (No.3) 2006 WTA Championships d. No.2 Sharapova (SF); No.1 Mauresmo (F)
Serena Williams (No.18) 2007 Miami d. No.2 Sharapova (4r); No.1 Henin (F)
Venus Williams (No.8) 2008 WTA Championships d. No.2 Safina (RR); No.1 Jankovic in (SF)
Svetlana Kuznetsova (No.7) 2009 Roland Garros d. No.2 S.Williams (QF); No.1 Safina (F)
Elena Dementieva (No.5) 2010 Sydney d. No.2 Safina (QF); d. No.1 S.Williams (F)
Kim Clijsters (No.4) 2010 WTA Championships d. No.2 Zvonareva (RR); No.1 Wozniacki (F)
Serena Williams (No.9) 2012 Madrid d. No.2 Sharapova (QF); d. No.1 Azarenka (F)
Serena Williams (No.3) 2012 WTA Championships d. No.1 Azarenka (RR); d. No.2 Sharapova (F)
Garbiñe Muguruza (No.6) 2017 Cincinnati d. No.1 Ka.Pliskova (SF); d. No.2 Halep (F)
Kiki Bertens (No.17) 2018 Cincinnati d. No.2 Wozniacki (R32); d. No.2 Halep (F)

PLAYERS WHO DEFEATED WORLD’S TOP 3 PLAYERS AT SAME EVENT
Stefanie Graf (No.6) 1999 Roland Garros d. No.2 Davenport (QF); No.3 Seles in (SF); No.1 Hingis (F)
Serena Williams (No.9) 2002 Miami d. No.3 Hingis (QF); No.2 V.Williams in (SF); No.1 Capriati (F)
Venus Williams (No.8) 2008 WTA Championships d. No.2 Safina (RR); No.3 S.Williams (RR); No.1 Jankovic in (SF)

GROWTH OF WTA PRIZE MONEY

Year US Dollars WTA Sponsor Year US Dollars WTA Sponsor


2018 $146 million WTA 1994 $35 million WTA Tour
2017 $139 million WTA 1993 $33 million Kraft General Foods
2016 $137 million WTA 1992 $25.5 million Kraft General Foods
2015 $129 million WTA 1991 $24.6 million Kraft General Foods
2014 $118 million WTA 1990 $23 million Kraft General Foods
2013 $118 million WTA 1989 $17.9 million Virginia Slims
2012 $103 million WTA 1988 $16.7 million Virginia Slims
2011 $90 million WTA 1987 $15.0 million Virginia Slims
2010 $86 million Sony Ericsson 1976 $14.2 million Virginia Slims
2009 $86 million Sony Ericsson 1985 $12.5 million Virginia Slims
2008 $75.1 million Sony Ericsson 1984 $11.0 million Virginia Slims
2007 $68.8 million Sony Ericsson 1983 $10.2 million Virginia Slims
2006 $61.7 million Sony Ericsson 1982 $8.9 million Avon, Toyota
2005 $60 million Sony Ericsson 1981 $7.4 million Avon, Toyota
2004 $56.6 million WTA Tour 1980 $7.2 million Avon, Colgate
2003 $53.5 million WTA Tour 1979 $6.2 million Avon, Colgate
2002 $51.7 million Sanex 1978 $4.5 million Virginia Slims, Colgate
2001 $50 million Sanex 1977 $4.2 million Virginia Slims, Colgate
2000 $47 million Sanex 1976 $2.2 million Virginia Slims
1999 $45 million WTA Tour 1975 $1.5 million Virginia Slims
1998 $40 million Corel Corporation 1974 $1 million Virginia Slims
1997 $38 million Corel Corporation 1973 $775,000 Virginia Slims
1996 $36 million Corel Corporation 1972 $501,275 Virginia Slims
1995 $35 million WTA Tour 1971 $309,100 Virginia Slims

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Ranking Facts
MOST YEARS FINISHING IN TOP 10 LOWEST-RANKED PLAYERS TO APPEAR IN YEAR-
20 Martina Navratilova 1975-94 END TOP 10 A YEAR LATER
19 Chris Evert 1971-89 Billie Jean King NR - Dec 12, 1976 1977 - No.2
15 Serena Williams 1999-04; 2007-10; 2012-16 Evonne Goolagong NR - Jan 15, 1977 1978 - No.3
13 Stefanie Graf 1985-96; 1998 Stefanie Graf NR - Jun 8, 1998 1999 - No.3
13 Monica Seles 1989-93; 1995-2002 Monica Seles NR - May 7, 1989 1990 - No.4
13 Venus Williams 1998-2002; 2004-05; Margaret Court NR - Feb 20, 1976 1977 - No.5
2007-10; 2015; 2017 Andrea Jaeger NR - Feb 23, 1980 1981 - No.5
12 Billie Jean King 1968-75; 1977-80 Martina Hingis NR - Aug 21, 2005 2006 - No.9
12 Virginia Wade 1968-79 Tracy Austin NR - Jul 16, 1977 1978 - No.9
11 Kerry Melville Reid 1969-79 Kim Clijsters No.134 - Mar 6, 2005 2006 - No.1
11 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1989-98; 2000 Conchita Martínez No.116 - Jun 19, 1988 1989 - No.10
YOUNGEST TO RANK AT No.1 BIGGEST JUMP DURING THE YEAR INTO TOP 10
Martina Hingis 16 yrs, 182 day (Mar 31, 1997) AT SEASON’S END
Monica Seles 17 yrs, 99 days (Mar 11, 1991) Jennifer Capriati 1990 NR - No.8
Tracy Austin 17 yrs, 116 days (Apr 7, 1980) Martina Hingis 2005 NR - No.7
Stefanie Graf 18 yrs, 64 days (Aug 17, 1987) Andrea Jaeger 1980 NR - No.7
Maria Sharapova 18 yrs, 125 days (Aug 22, 2005) Kim Clijsters 2005 No.134 - No.2
Serena Williams 2007 No.95 - No.7
OLDEST TO RANK AT No.1 Monica Seles 1989 No.86 - No.6
Serena Williams 35 yrs, 230 days (May 15, 2017) Naomi Osaka 2018 No.68 - No.5
Chris Evert 30 yrs, 338 days (Nov 24, 1985) Dominka Cibulkova 2016 No.66 - No.5
Martina Navratilova 30 yrs, 303 days (Aug 16, 1987) Venus Williams 2007 No.54 - No.8
Lindsay Davenport 29 yrs, 235 days (Jan 29, 2006) Sara Errani 2012 No.45 – No.6
Angelique Kerber 29 yrs, 180 days (Jul 16, 2017) Justine Henin 2001 No.45 - No.7
MOST CAREER WINS OVER WORLD No.1 BEST RANKING DEBUTS
Martina Navratilova 18 Evert - 13, Seles - 3, Graf - 2 Andrea Jaeger No.19 in Feb 1980
Serena Williams 16 Hingis - 5, Azarenka - 4 Tracy Austin No.21 in Jul 1977
Capriati - 2, Henin - 2, Renee Richards No.21 in Oct 1977
V.Williams - 1, Davenport - 1, Pam Shriver No.24 in Apr 1978
Wozniacki - 1 Jennifer Capriati No.25 in Apr 1990
Lindsay Davenport 15 Graf - 1, Hingis - 11, Capriati - 1,
Mauresmo - 2 LOWEST-RANKED PLAYERS TO DEFEAT
Venus Williams 15 Davenport - 2, Hingis - 8, WORLD No.1
S.Williams - 2, Jankovic - 1, No.226 Zhang Shuai (d. Safina) 2009 Beijing (2r )
Safina - 1, Kerber - 1 No.188 Julie Coin (d. Ivanovic) 2008 US Open (2r)
Stefanie Graf 11 Navratilova - 3, Seles - 5, No.133 Zheng Jie (d. Ivanovic) 2008 Wimbledon (3r)
Sánchez Vicario - 1, No.133 Kim Clijsters (d. Davenport) 2005 Indian Wells (F)
Davenport - 1, Hingis - 1 No.132 Chang Kai-Chen (d. Safina) 2009 Tokyo (2r)
Gabriela Sabatini 10 Navratilova - 1, Graf - 7, Seles - 2 Not including matches in which No.1-ranked player retired
Tracy Austin 9 Evert - 4, Navratilova - 5
Chris Evert 9 Navratilova - 8, Austin - 1 LONGEST CONSECUTIVE STRETCH IN WTA TOP 2
Stefanie Graf 10 yrs, 3 mths, 1 wk
YOUNGEST TO RANK IN TOP 10 (Mar 2, 1987 - Jun 8, 1997)
Jennifer Capriati 14 yrs, 214 days Oct 29, 1990 Martina Navratilova 8 yrs, 10 mths
Andrea Jaeger 15 yrs, 68 days Aug 11, 1980 (Jan 11, 1982 - Nov 18, 1990)
Tracy Austin 15 yrs, 91 days Mar 13, 1978 Chris Evert 6 yrs, 5 mths, 2 wks
Gabriela Sabatini 15 yrs, 109 days Sep 2, 1985 (Sept 22, 1980 - Mar 1, 1987)
Monica Seles 15 yrs, 283 days Sep 11, 1989
Martina Hingis 16 yrs, 7 days Oct 7, 1996 BIGGEST GAP BETWEEN STINTS AT No.1
Stefanie Graf 16 yrs, 52 days Aug 5, 1985 Caroline Wozniacki 6 years, 0 days
Anna Kournikova 17 yrs, 15 days Jun 22, 1998 (Jan 29, 2012 - Jan 29, 2018)
Natasha Zvereva 17 yrs, 51 days Jun 6, 1988
Maria Sharapova 17 yrs, 77 days Jul 5, 2004
OLDEST TO RANK IN TOP 10
Billie Jean King 39 yrs, 322 days Oct 9, 1983
Martina Navratilova 38 yrs, 75 days Jan 1, 1995
Venus Williams 38 yrs, 29 days Jul 15, 2018
Serena Williams 35 yrs, 293 days Jul 16, 2017
Chris Evert 35 yrs, 52 days Feb 11, 1990
Virginia Wade 34 yrs, 361 days Jul 6, 1980
Margaret Court 34 yrs, 351 days Jul 2, 1977
Nancy Richey 34 yrs, 21 days Sep 13, 1976
Nathalie Tauziat 33 yrs, 356 days Oct 7, 2001
Betty Stove 33 yrs, 245 days Feb 24, 1979

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Season-Ending Top 10 Singles Rankings (1975-2018)

1975 Points Trn 1983 Points Trn 1991 Points Trn


Chris Evert (USA) 15.79 22 Martina Navratilova (USA) 19.49 16 Monica Seles (YUG) 277.03 16
Virginia Wade (GBR) 11.13 20 Chris Evert (USA) 15.17 14 Stefanie Graf (GER) 219.19 15
Martina Navratilova (TCH) 10.97 25 Andrea Jaeger (USA) 11.95 15 Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 200.69 16
Billie Jean King (USA) 10.02 6 Pam Shriver (USA) 10.34 16 Martina Navratilova (USA) 191.37 14
Evonne Goolagong (AUS) 9.74 20 Sylvia Hanika (GER) 10.01 20 A. Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 153.63 16
Margaret Court (AUS) 8.84 13 Jo Durie (GBR) 9.19 13 Jennifer Capriati (USA) 143.16 13
Olga Morozova (URS) 6.32 22 Bettina Bunge (GER) 9.18 18 Jana Novotna (TCH) 109.06 17
Nancy Richey (USA) 6.24 17 Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 6.46 16 Mary Joe Fernández (USA) 101.94 18
Francoise Dürr (FRA) 6.19 22 Tracy Austin(USA) 9.05 8 Conchita Martínez (ESP) 95.44 15
Kerry Melville (AUS) 6.03 18 Zina Garrison (USA) 8.99 18 M. Maleeva-Fragniere (SUI) 83.38 17
1976 Points Trn 1984 Points Trn 1992 Points Trn
Chris Evert (USA) 17.42 17 Martina Navratilova (USA) 192.72 15 Monica Seles (YUG) 283.00 15
Evonne Goolagong (AUS) 15.12 14 Chris Evert (USA) 151.65 14 Stefanie Graf (GER) 252.00 14
Virginia Wade (GBR) 12.64 18 Hana Mandlikova (TCH) 68.40 15 Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 192.00 17
Martina Navratilova (TCH) 11.86 17 Pam Shriver (USA) 64.84 15 A.Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 177.00 17
Dianne Fromholtz (AUS) 9.75 18 Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 62.73 16 Martina Navratilova (USA) 171.00 12
Rosie Casals(USA) 8.12 16 Manuela Maleeva (BUL) 58.03 20 Mary Joe Fernández (USA) 120.00 16
Betty Stove (NED) 7.98 21 Helena Sukova(TCH) 56.11 24 Jennifer Capriati (USA) 98.00 13
Kerry Melville Reid(AUS) 6.30 19 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (GER) 55.17 17 Conchita Martínez (ESP) 96.00 17
Olga Morozova (URS) 6.22 18 Zina Garrison (USA) 49.46 21 M.Maleeva-Fragniere (SUI) 81.00 13
Sue Barker (GBR) 5.87 17 Kathy Jordan (USA) 45.22 11 Jana Novotna (TCH) 78.00 17
1977 Points Trn 1985 Points Trn 1993 Points Trn
Chris Evert (USA) 17.61 13 Martina Navratilova (USA) 191.32 17 Stefanie Graf (GER) 409.00 15
Billie Jean King (USA) 12.24 10 Chris Evert (USA) 175.03 18 A. Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 243.00 18
Martina Navratilova (TCH) 11.88 19 Hana Mandlikova (TCH) 103.19 17 Martina Navratilova (USA) 221.00 13
Virginia Wade (GBR) 10.18 16 Pam Shriver (USA) 89.77 18 Conchita Martínez (ESP) 192.00 18
Sue Barker (GBR) 9.51 16 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (GER) 87.52 20 Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 146.00 18
Rosie Casals (USA) 7.69 18 Stefanie Graf (GER) 77.73 13 Jana Novotna (CZE) 145.00 17
Betty Stove (NED) 6.62 22 Manuela Maleeva (BUL) 70.83 19 Mary Joe Fernández (USA) 138.00 14
Dianne Fromholtz (AUS) 6.46 16 Zina Garrison (USA) 69.60 20 Monica Seles (YUG)** 133.00 4
Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 6.33 20 Helena Sukova (TCH) 65.62 21 Jennifer Capriati (USA) 126.00 12
Kerry Melville Reid (AUS) 6.06 22 Bonnie Gadusek (USA) 61.05 16 Anke Huber (GER) 124.00 16
1978 Points Trn 1986 Points Trn 1994 Points Trn
Martina Navratilova (TCH) 15.83 18 Martina Navratilova (USA) 287.32 18 Stefanie Graf (GER) 353.00 13
Chris Evert (USA) 15.33 10 Chris Evert (USA) 236.64 13 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 311.00 17
Evonne Goolagong (AUS) 12.01 11 Stefanie Graf (GER) 201.56 14 Conchita Martínez (ESP) 180.00 18
Virginia Wade (GBR) 9.97 22 Hana Mandlikova (TCH) 124.89 16 Jana Novotna (CZE) 164.00 14
Billie Jean King (USA) 9.30 10 Helena Sukova (TCH) 104.45 25 Mary Pierce (FRA) 155.00 16
Tracy Austin (USA) 8.59 14 Pam Shriver (USA) 101.57 18 Lindsay Davenport (USA) 141.00 17
Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 8.17 22 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (GER) 84.89 19 Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 138.00 18
Kerry Melville Reid (AUS) 7.93 21 Manuela Maleeva (BUL) 69.28 23 Martina Navratilova (USA) 134.00 15
Betty Stove (NED) 7.43 21 Kathy Rinaldi (USA) 66.31 17 Kimiko Date (JPN) 124.00 14
Dianne Fromholtz (AUS) 7.17 14 Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 61.87 21 Natasha Zvereva (BLR) 123.00 13
1979 Points Trn 1987 Points Trn 1995 Points Trn
Martina Navratilova (TCH) 15.75 20 Stefanie Graf (GER) 280.21 13 (Co-1) Stefanie Graf (GER) 393.00 13
Chris Evert (USA) 14.11 20 Martina Navratilova (USA) 231.21 12 (Co-1) Monica Seles (USA)*** 393.00 2
Tracy Austin (USA) 14.00 18 Chris Evert (USA) 165.76 17 Conchita Martínez (ESP) 255.00 16
Evonne Goolagong (AUS) 11.81 14 Pam Shriver (USA) 137.27 17 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 228.00 15
Billie Jean King (USA) 8.86 14 Hana Mandlikova (AUS) 120.96 16 Kimiko Date (JPN) 165.00 13
Dianne Fromholtz (AUS) 8.37 24 Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 113.58 19 Mary Pierce (FRA) 159.00 16
Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 8.21 27 Helena Sukova (TCH) 92.36 21 Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) 149.00 15
Virginia Wade (GBR) 7.96 22 Manuela Maleeva (BUL) 83.14 17 Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 147.00 17
Kerry Melville Reid (AUS) 6.64 24 Zina Garrison (USA) 80.91 19 Mary Joe Fernández (USA) 136.00 13
Sue Barker (GBR) 6.61 27 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (GER) 65.78 16 Iva Majoli (CRO) 135.00 14
Anke Huber (GER) 129.00 16
1980 Points Trn 1988 Points Trn 1996 Points Trn
Chris Evert (USA) 16.83 14 Stefanie Graf (GER) 325.78 13 Stefanie Graf (GER) 332.07 11
Tracy Austin (USA) 15.63 19 Martina Navratilova (USA) 211.89 16 (Co-2) Monica Seles (USA)**** 312.00 13
Martina Navratilova (TCH) 14.78 22 Chris Evert (USA) 161.86 16 (Co-2) A.Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 203.78 18
Hana Mandlikova (TCH) 10.80 23 Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 143.37 18 Jana Novotna (CZE) 192.99 16
Evonne Goolagong (AUS) 10.75 15 Pam Shriver (USA) 120.68 18 Martina Hingis (SUI) 179.47 17
Billie Jean King (USA) 9.74 16 Manuela Maleeva (BUL) 82.63 16 Conchita Martínez (ESP) 176.72 18
Andrea Jaeger (USA) 9.61 22 Natasha Zvereva (URS) 82.53 17 Anke Huber (GER) 149.42 18
Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 9.55 24 Helena Sukova (TCH) 80.21 19 Iva Majoli (CRO) 147.09 18
Pam Shriver (USA) 8.23 21 Zina Garrison (USA) 68.31 20 Kimiko Date (JPN) 139.63 15
Greer Stevens (RSA) 8.03 17 Barbara Potter (USA) 60.47 15 Lindsay Davenport (USA) 138.65 17
Barbara Paulus (AUT) 87.78 17
1981 Points Trn 1989 Points Trn 1997 Points Trn
Chris Evert (USA) 17.54 14 Stefanie Graf (GER) 300.10 16 Martina Hingis (SUI) 6264 17
Tracy Austin (USA) 16.48 13 Martina Navratilova (USA) 208.20 16 Jana Novotna (CZE) 3753 20
Martina Navratilova (USA) 15.71 22 Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 166.56 16 Lindsay Davenport (USA) 3695 22
Andrea Jaeger (USA) 13.11 19 Zina Garrison (USA) 128.49 18 Amanda Coetzer (RSA) 3360 27
Hana Mandlikova (TCH) 11.23 20 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 121.22 15 Monica Seles (USA) 2988 17
Sylvia Hanika (GER) 9.62 21 Monica Seles (YUG) 117.22 10 Iva Majoli (CRO) 2874 24
Pam Shriver (USA) 9.59 22 Conchita Martínez (ESP) 87.89 12 Mary Pierce (FRA) 2861 16
Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 8.26 22 Helena Sukova (TCH) 87.31 16 Irina Spirlea (ROM) 2577 23
Bettina Bunge (GER) 7.93 22 Manuela Maleeva (BUL) 84.08 15 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 2361 23
Barbara Potter (USA) 7.92 22 Chris Evert (USA)* 79.79 10 Mary Joe Fernández (USA) 2114 17
1982 Points Trn 1990 Points Trn 1998 Points Trn
Martina Navratilova (USA) 19.16 18 Stefanie Graf (GER) 278.10 15 Lindsay Davenport (USA) 5654 20
Chris Evert (USA) 17.53 14 Monica Seles (YUG) 203.75 15 Martina Hingis (SUI) 5366 17
Andrea Jaeger (USA) 12.85 21 Martina Navratilova (USA) 199.42 13 Jana Novotna (CZE) 3734 18
Tracy Austin (USA) 10.40 13 Mary Joe Fernández (USA) 147.03 12 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 3417 19
Wendy Turnbull (AUS) 9.78 21 Gabriela Sabatini (ARG) 137.02 16 Venus Williams (USA) 3262 15
Pam Shriver (USA) 9.15 19 Katerina Maleeva (BUL) 115.84 16 Monica Seles (USA) 3226 15
Hana Mandlikova (TCH) 9.00 18 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 112.60 16 Mary Pierce (FRA) 2414 16
Barbara Potter (USA) 8.69 23 Jennifer Capriati (USA) 103.41 12 Conchita Martínez (ESP) 2331 18
Bettina Bunge (GER) 8.49 21 M.Maleeva-Fragniere (SUI) 103.15 16 Stefanie Graf (GER) 2661 13
Sylvia Hanika (GER) 8.26 21 Zina Garrison (USA) 102.52 19 Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 2259 24
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1999 Points Trn 2007 Points Trn 2015 Points Trn


Martina Hingis (SUI) 6074 20 Justine Henin (BEL) 6155 15 Serena Williams (USA) 9945 16
Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4841 19 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 3725 19 Simona Halep (ROU) 6060 18
Venus Williams (USA) 4378 18 Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 3475 28 Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 5200 20
Serena Williams (USA) 3021 12 Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 3461 20 Maria Sharapova (RUS) 5011 17
Mary Pierce (FRA) 2658 21 Maria Sharapova (RUS) 2956 13 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 4500 24
Monica Seles (USA) 2310 13 Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) 2935 22 Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4220 19
Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 2213 25 Serena Williams (USA) 2802 12 Venus Williams (USA) 3790 18
Barbara Schett (AUT) 2188 24 Venus Williams (USA) 2470 14 Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 3621 20
Julie Halard-Decugis (FRA) 1977 24 Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 2367 27 Lucie Safarova (CZE) 3590 22
Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) 2765 16 Marion Bartoli (FRA) 2191 31 Angelique Kerber (GER) 3590 25
2000 Points Trn 2008 Points Trn 2016 Points Trn
Martina Hingis (SUI) 6180 20 Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 4710 22 Angelique Kerber (GER) 9080 21
Lindsay Davenport (USA) 5022 18 Serena Williams (USA) 3866 13 Serena Williams (USA) 7050 14
Venus Williams (USA) 3694 9 Dinara Safina(RUS) 3817 21 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 5600 20
Monica Seles (USA) 3255 15 Elena Dementieva (RUS) 3663 19 Simona Halep (ROU) 5228 18
Conchita Martínez (ESP) 2795 20 Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 3457 18 Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 4875 23
Serena Williams (USA) 2306 11 Venus Williams (USA) 3272 14 Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 4600 22
Mary Pierce (FRA) 2162 13 Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 2952 25 Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 4236 20
Anna Kournikova (RUS) 2158 26 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 2726 19 Madison Keys (USA) 4137 16
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ESP) 2132 18 Maria Sharapova (RUS) 2515 11 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 4115 21
Nathalie Tauziat (FRA) 1963 26 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 2286 24 Johanna Konta (GBR) 3640 23
2001 Points Trn 2009 Points Trn 2017 Points Trn
Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4902 17 Serena Williams (USA) 9075 18 Simona Halep (ROU) 6175 18
Jennifer Capriati (USA) 4892 17 Dinara Safina (RUS) 7800 19 Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 6135 21
Venus William­s (USA) 4128 12 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 6141 19 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 6015 23
Martina Hingis (SUI) 3944 18 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 5875 27 Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 5730 20
Kim Clijsters (BEL) 3265 22 Elena Dementieva (RUS) 5585 20 Venus Williams (USA) 5597 16
Serena Williams (USA) 3004 10 Venus Williams (USA) 5126 17 Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5500 19
Justine Henin (BEL) 2989 22 Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 4820 17 Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 5010 21
Jelena Dokic (YUG) 2780 26 Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 3965 20 Caroline Garcia (FRA) 4420 24
Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) 1906 16 Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 3560 21 Johanna Konta (GBR) 3610 20
Monica Seles (USA) 2306 14 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 3450 24 CoCo Vandeweghe (USA) 3258 18
2002 Points Trn 2010 Points Trn 2018 Points Trn
Serena Williams (USA) 6080 13 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 8035 22 Simona Halep (ROU) 6921 17
Venus Williams (USA) 5140 16 Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 6785 19 Angelique Kerber (GER) 5875 19
Jennifer Capriati (USA) 3796 17 Kim Clijsters (BEL) 6635 14 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 5586 19
Kim Clijsters (BEL) 3557 21 Serena Williams (USA) 5355 13 Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5350 19
J. Henin (BEL) 3218 23 Venus Williams (USA) 4985 15 Naomi Osaka (JPN) 5115 20
Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) 3068 17 Samantha Stosur (AUS) 4982 19 Sloane Stephens (USA) 5023 20
Monica Seles (USA) 2952 15 Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 4935 22 Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4630 21
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 2667 25 Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 4445 21 Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 4465 23
Jelena Dokic (YUG) 2506 29 Elena Dementieva (RUS) 4335 21 Kiki Bertens (NED) 4335 25
Martina Hingis (SUI) 2348 12 Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 4235 21 Daria Kasatkina (RUS) 3415 25
2003 Points Trn 2011 Points Trn
Justine Henin (BEL) 6628 18 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 7485 22 * When Chris Evert played her last WTA match at the 1989 US
Kim Clijsters (BEL) 6553 21 Petra Kvitova (CZE) 7370 19 Open, she was world No. 4.
Serena Williams (USA) 3916 7 Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 6520 21 ** Ranking reflects only four tournaments as a result of inability to
Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) 3194 17 Maria Sharapova (RUS) 6510 15 play following April 30, 1993, stabbing in Hamburg, Germany.
Lindsay Davenport (USA) 2990 16 Li Na (CHN) 5720 18 *** Monica Seles was co-ranked No. 1 for her first six tournaments
Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2766 18 Samantha Stosur (AUS) 5585 21 when she returned to the Tour on Tuesday, August 15, 1995, in
Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 2581 24 Vera Zvonareva (RUS) 5435 22 Toronto.
Elena Dementieva (RUS) 2383 27 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 5250 20 **** Seles’ special ranking status was revised in 1996, where she
Chanda Rubin (USA) 2328 21 Marion Bartoli (FRA) 4710 29 received a ranking average for the first time since her return to
Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 2235 26 Andrea Petkovic (GER) 4580 18 the WTA on May 27, 1996, after her sixth tournament in Madrid,
Spain. Following Madrid and until she had played 14 tourna-
2004 Points Trn 2012 Points Trn ments, or, 18 months after her first tournament (the Canadian
Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4760 17 Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 10595 18 Open in August 1995), her average was calculated using a divi-
Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) 4546 17 Maria Sharapova (RUS) 10045 17 sor of the actual number of tournaments she had played. Seles
Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 4012 19 Serena Williams (USA) 9400 15 would be co-ranked with the player whose average is immedi-
Maria Sharapova (RUS) 3536 20 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 7425 22 ately below her average. After February 1997, or on completion
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 3533 22 Angelique Kerber (GER) 5550 21 of her 14th tournament following her 1995 return, (whichever
Elena Dementieva (RUS) 3448 22 Sara Errani (ITA) 5100 23 came first) Seles would no longer receive special ranking status.w
Serena Williams (USA) 3128 12 Li Na (CHN) 5095 18
J. Henin (BEL) 2884 9 Petra Kvitova (CZE) 5085 20
Venus Williams (USA) 2400 16 Samantha Stosur (AUS) 4135 23
Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2359 12 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 3765 23
2005 Points Trn 2013 Points Trn
Lindsay Davenport (USA) 4910 16 Serena Williams (USA) 13260 17
Kim Clijsters (BEL) 4829 17 Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 8046 16
Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) 4030 19 Li Na (CHN) 6045 18
Maria Sharapova (RUS) 3958 15 Maria Sharapova (RUS) 5891 15
Mary Pierce (FRA) 3797 14 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 5875 21
J. Henin (BEL) 2936 9 Petra Kvitova (CZE) 4775 23
Patty Schnyder (SUI) 2774 26 Sara Errani (ITA) 4435 22
Elena Dementieva (RUS) 2748 20 Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 4170 20
Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2638 25 Angelique Kerber (GER) 3965 23
Venus Williams (USA) 2628 12 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 3520 23
2006 Points Trn 2014 Points Trn
Justine Henin (BEL) 3998 13 Serena Williams (USA) 8485 18
Maria Sharapova (RUS) 3532 15 Maria Sharapova (RUS) 7050 16
Amélie Mauresmo (FRA) 3391 17 Simona Halep (ROU) 6292 20
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 2523 22 Petra Kvitova (CZE) 5966 19
Kim Clijsters (BEL) 2215 15 Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 4820 22
Nadia Petrova (RUS) 2189 24 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 4810 21
Martina Hingis (SUI) 2018 20 Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 4715 23
Elena Dementieva (RUS) 1875 21 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 4625 20
Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1578 25 Li Na (CHN) 3970 14
Nicole Vaidisova (CZE) 1391 19 Angelique Kerber (GER) 3480 22

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Season-Ending Top 10 Prize Money Leaders (1971-2018)

1971 1979 1987


Billie Jean King $117,000 Martina Navratilova $618,698 Stefanie Graf $1,063,785
Francoise Dürr 65,000 Chris Evert 528,457 Martina Navratilova 932,102
Rosie Casals 62,000 Tracy Austin 485,426 Chris Evert 769,943
Judy Dalton 33,867 Wendy Turnbull 291,945 Pam Shriver 703,030
Kerry Melville 29,762 Dianne Fromholtz 252,745 Helena Sukova 490,792
Ann Jones 26,148 Sue Barker 177,143 Gabriela Sabatini 465,933
Margaret Court 26,000 Billie Jean King 169,834 Lori McNeil 401,524
Evonne Goolagong 25,000 Betty Stove 168,567 Hana Mandlikova 340,410
Virginia Wade 24,000 Evonne Goolagong Cawley 167,132 Zina Garrison 328,694
Nancy Richey 15,300 Virginia Wade 141,478 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 321,773
1972 1980 1988
Billie Jean King $119,000 Martina Navratilova $749,250 Stefanie Graf $1,378,128
Rosie Casals 70,000 Tracy Austin 645,628 Martina Navratilova 1,333,782
Kerry Melville 55,000 Chris Evert 448,509 Gabriela Sabatini 995,399
Nancy Richey 50,800 Hana Mandlikova 369,767 Chris Evert 698,649
Margaret Court 47,000 Wendy Turnbull 308,213 Pam Shriver 621,327
Francoise Dürr 46,000 Billie Jean King 298,413 Helena Sukova 388,317
Evonne Goolagong 42,000 Andrea Jaeger 220,296 Zina Garrison 381,535
Virginia Wade 32,800 Evonne Goolagong Cawley 218,505 Natasha Zvereva 361,354
Wendy Overton 20,000 Virginia Ruzici 190,937 Lori McNeil 346,118
Karen Krantzcke 19,312 Kathy Jordan 178,804 Manuela Maleeva Fragniere 250,174
1973 1981 1989
Margaret Court $204,400 Martina Navratilova $865,437 Stefanie Graf $1,562,905
Billie Jean King 194,000 Chris Evert 572,162 Martina Navratilova 975,614
Chris Evert 152,002 Tracy Austin 453,409 Gabriela Sabatini 580,801
Evonne Goolagong 108,127 Andrea Jaeger 392,115 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 504,098
Rosie Casals 104,375 Pam Shriver 366,530 Zina Garrison 490,653
Kerry Melville 65,650 Hana Mandlikova 339,602 Helena Sukova 381,579
Virginia Wade 60,100 Wendy Turnbull 225,161 Jana Novotna 360,896
Nancy Richey 43,112 Anne Smith 192,311 Monica Seles 239,361
Betty Stove 33,475 Sylvia Hanika 190,898 Mary Joe Fernández 236,455
Francoise Dürr 33,275 Virginia Ruzici 179,115 Larisa Savchenko 235,122
1974 1982 1990
Chris Evert $261,460 Martina Navratilova $1,475,055 Stefanie Graf $1,921,853
Billie Jean King 173,225 Chris Evert 689,485 Monica Seles 1,637,222
Evonne Goolagong 102,506 Andrea Jaeger 423,315 Martina Navratilova 1,330,794
Virginia Wade 85,389 Wendy Turnbull 371,196 Gabriela Sabatini 975,490
Rosie Casals 72,389 Pam Shriver 354,168 Jana Novotna 645,500
Julie Heldman 60,511 Barbara Potter 270,015 Zina Garrison 602,203
Kerry Melville 56,022 Bettina Bunge 248,598 Helena Sukova 562,715
Francoise Dürr 41,277 Hana Mandlikova 231,283 Mary Joe Fernández 518,366
Olga Morozova 40,877 Sylvia Hanika 215,151 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 517,662
Betty Stove 40,249 Anne Smith 212,754 Natasha Zvereva 462,770
1975 1983 1991
Chris Evert $370,227 Martina Navratilova $1,456,030 Monica Seles $2,457,758
Martina Navratilova 173,688 Chris Evert 430,436 Stefanie Graf 1,468,336
Evonne Goolagong Cawley 143,985 Pam Shriver 312,216 Gabriela Sabatini 1,192,971
Virginia Wade 142,483 Andrea Jaeger 261,954 Martina Navratilova 989,986
Margaret Court 114,146 Kathy Jordan 211,786 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 799,340
Billie Jean King 105,900 Jo Durie 211,342 Jana Novotna 766,369
Francoise Dürr 62,635 Wendy Turnbull 206,391 Mary Joe Fernández 672,035
Rosie Casals 62,302 Andrea Temesvari 168,301 Natasha Zvereva 558,002
Betty Stove 60,845 Sylvia Hanika 154,950 Jennifer Capriati 535,617
Olga Morozova 58,751 Hana Mandlikova 151,762 Gigi Fernández 455,228
1976 1984 1992
Chris Evert $343,165 Martina Navratilova $2,173,556 Monica Seles $2,622,352
Evonne Goolagong Cawley 209,952 Chris Evert 593,135 Stefanie Graf 1,691,139
Virginia Wade 159,213 Hana Mandlikova 470,580 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1,376,355
Rosie Casals 128,685 Pam Shriver 454,080 Gabriela Sabatini 1,207,565
Martina Navratilova 128,535 Manuela Maleeva 326,057 Martina Navratilova 731,933
Betty Stove 98,358 Helena Sukova 282,443 Natasha Zvereva 657,694
Sue Barker 92,493 Wendy Turnbull 255,095 Mary Joe Fernández 605,908
Francoise Dürr 70,830 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 213,899 Jana Novotna 511,184
Billie Jean King 70,470 Barbara Potter 162,478 Gigi Fernández 479,187
Mona Guerrant 45,910 Zina Garrison 179,014 Helena Sukova 473,112
1977 1985 1993
Chris Evert $503,134 Martina Navratilova $1,328,829 Stefanie Graf $2,821,337
Martina Navratilova 300,317 Chris Evert 972,782 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1,938,239
Billie Jean King 274,149 Hana Mandlikova 579,847 Conchita Martínez 1,208,795
Betty Stove 229,162 Helena Sukova 422,387 Martina Navratilova 1,036,119
Virginia Wade 193,476 Pam Shriver 419,686 Gabriela Sabatini 957,680
Sue Barker 180,458 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 398,120 Jana Novotna 926,646
Kerry Melville Reid 139,567 Zina Garrison 274,470 Natasha Zvereva 857,160
Rosie Casals 126,139 Manuela Maleeva 271,271 Gigi Fernández 671,063
Wendy Turnbull 98,568 Carling Bassett 197,591 Helena Sukova 655,573
Francoise Dürr 92,703 Kathy Rinaldi 191,750 Mary Joe Fernández 611,681
1978 1986 1994
Chris Evert $454,486 Martina Navratilova $1,905,841 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario $2,943,665
Martina Navratilova 450,757 Chris Evert 833,755 Conchita Martínez 1,540,167
Virginia Wade 300,027 Helena Sukova 695,846 Stefanie Graf 1,487,980
Kerry Reid 208,766 Stefanie Graf 612,118 Jana Novotna 876,119
Wendy Turnbull 189,583 Pam Shriver 566,163 Natasha Zvereva 874,592
Evonne Goolagong Cawley 180,844 Hana Mandlikova 421,145 Gabriela Sabatini 874,470
Betty Stove 177,243 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch 367,906 Martina Navratilova 851,082
Virginia Ruzici 151,379 Gabriela Sabatini 264,139 Mary Pierce 768,614
Billie Jean King 149,492 Zina Garrison 226,899 Gigi Fernández 742,650
Regina Marsikova 88,894 Wendy Turnbull 205,243 Lindsay Davenport 600,745

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1995 2003 2011


Stefanie Graf $2,538,620 Kim Clijsters $4,466,345 Petra Kvitova $5,145,943
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1,456,516 Justine Henin 3,667,430 Caroline Wozniacki 4,065,581
Conchita Martínez 1,266,558 Serena Williams 2,504,871 Victoria Azarenka 3,771,032
Natasha Zvereva 867,287 Jennifer Capriati 1,942,015 Li Na 3,709,139
Jana Novotna 787,936 Lindsay Davenport 1,632,909 Samantha Stosur 3,476,153
Gabriela Sabatini 718,978 Amélie Mauresmo 1,560,341 Maria Sharapova 2,899,148
Mary Pierce 698,838 Ai Sugiyama 1,254,283 Vera Zvonareva 2,673,018
Anke Huber 620,969 Venus Williams 1,126,555 Agnieszka Radwanska 2,456,568
Kimiko Date 607,113 Paola Suárez 1,050,691 Kim Clijsters 2,325,741
Brenda Schultz-McCarthy 577,807 Anastasia Myskina 1,025,355 Serena Williams 1,978,930
1996 2004 2012
Stefanie Graf $2,665,706 Maria Sharapova $2,506,263 Victoria Azarenka $7,923,920
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1,858,444 Serena Williams 2,251,798 Serena Williams 7,045,975
Jana Novotna 1,354,307 Lindsay Davenport 2,220,005 Maria Sharapova 6,508,296
Martina Hingis 1,330,996 Anastasia Myskina 2,115,847 Agnieszka Radwanska 4,101,542
Monica Seles 1,154,499 Svetlana Kuznetsova 2,060,590 Sara Errani 3,110,636
Conchita Martínez 1,111,401 Amélie Mauresmo 1,964,070 Petra Kvitova 2,732,875
Iva Majoli 962,855 Elena Dementieva 1,825,688 Caroline Wozniacki 2,408,670
Lindsay Davenport 871,393 Justine Henin 1,570,656 Li Na 2,280,646
Anke Huber 691,335 Venus Williams 1,474,128 Angelique Kerber 1,972,362
Mary Joe Fernández 553,771 Jennifer Capriati 1,290,061 Samantha Stosur 1,936,184
1997 2005 2013
Martina Hingis $3,400,196 Kim Clijsters $3,983,654 Serena Williams $12,385,572
Jana Novotna 1,685,115 Amélie Mauresmo 2,843,708 Victoria Azarenka 6,497,165
Lindsay Davenport 1,533,101 Lindsay Davenport 2,684,490 Li Na 3,982,485
Iva Majoli 1,227,332 Mary Pierce 2,525,403 Maria Sharapova 3,544,222
Monica Seles 914,020 Maria Sharapova 1,921,283 Agnieszka Radwanska 3,118,322
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 890,512 Justine Henin 1,705,173 Sara Errani 3,073,992
Mary Pierce 881,639 Elena Dementieva 1,524,461 Marion Bartoli 2,890,132
Mary Joe Fernández 769,132 Venus Williams 1,509,065 Petra Kvitova 2,853,474
Natasha Zvereva 746,643 Nadia Petrova 1,305,000 Angelique Kerber 2,139,358
Irina Spirlea 720,758 Svetlana Kuznetsova 1,246,818 Jelena Jankovic 2,030,349
1998 2006 2014
Martina Hingis $3,375,989 Justine Henin $4,204,810 Serena Williams $9,317,298
Lindsay Davenport 3,052,105 Maria Sharapova 3,799,501 Maria Sharapova 5,839,357
Jana Novotna 2,153,800 Amélie Mauresmo 3,469,727 Petra Kvitova 5,203,236
Venus Williams 1,767,924 Svetlana Kuznetsova 2,018,304 Simona Halep 4,519,763
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1,596,154 Nadia Petrova 1,559,514 Li Na 3,409,885
Monica Seles 1,054,130 Kim Clijsters 1,463,492 Caroline Wozniacki 3,372,350
Nathalie Tauziat 1,038,310 Elena Dementieva 1,429,005 Eugenie Bouchard 3,220,929
Natasha Zvereva 953,458 Martina Hingis 1,159,537 Agnieszka Radwanska 3,195,411
Patty Schnyder 942,828 Samantha Stosur 982,257 Sara Errani 2,589,556
Conchita Martínez 903,131 Patty Schnyder 883,685 Flavia Pennetta 2,398,245
1999 2007 2015
Martina Hingis $3,291,780 Justine Henin $5,429,586 Serena Williams $10,582,642
Lindsay Davenport 2,734,205 Svetlana Kuznetsova 2,287,487 Simona Halep 4,568,127
Serena Williams 2,605,102 Serena Williams 2,102,642 Garbiñe Muguruza 4,498,308
Venus Williams 2,316,005 Ana Ivanovic 1,960,354 Agnieszka Radwanska 4,412,293
Stefanie Graf 1,248,867 Venus Williams 1,878,187 Flavia Pennetta 4,406,005
Mary Pierce 996,442 Jelena Jankovic 1,831,012 Maria Sharapova 3,949,284
Nathalie Tauziat 864,507 Maria Sharapova 1,758,550 Petra Kvitova 3,288,722
Monica Seles 822,218 Anna Chakvetadze 1,406,266 Lucie Safarova 2,946,261
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 807,921 Marion Bartoli 1,246,906 Venus Williams 2,404,419
Anna Kournikova 748,424 Daniela Hantuchova 1,205,487 Roberta Vinci 2,309,821
2000 2008 2016
Martina Hingis $3,457,049 Serena Williams $3,852,173 Angelique Kerber $10,136,615
Lindsay Davenport 2,444,734 Venus Williams 3,766,315 Serena Williams 7,675,030
Venus Williams 2,074,150 Jelena Jankovic 3,564,465 Simona Halep 4,333,253
Mary Pierce 1,208,018 Ana Ivanovic 3,119,640 Agnieszka Radwanska 4,162,193
Monica Seles 1,140,850 Dinara Safina 2,541,270 Karolina Pliskova 3,976,093
Conchita Martínez 1,067,930 Elena Dementieva 1,951,304 Dominika Cibulkova 3,940,433
Serena Williams 1,026,818 Maria Sharapova 1,937,879 Garbiñe Muguruza 3,903,388
Anna Kournikova 984,930 Vera Zvonareva 1,777,675 Victoria Azarenka 2,651,080
Julie Halard-Decugis 879,570 Svetlana Kuznetsova 1,771,119 Petra Kvitova 2,500,516
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 819,689 Agnieszka Radwanska 1,170,072 Svetlana Kuznetsova 2,396,479
2001 2009 2017
Venus Williams $2,662,610 Serena Williams $6,545,586 Venus Williams $5,468,741
Jennifer Capriati 2,268,624 Dinara Safina 4,310,218 Garbine Muguruza 5,433,457
Serena Williams 2,136,263 Svetlana Kuznetsova 3,658,841 Simona Halep 5,275,227
Lindsay Davenport 2,102,242 Venus Williams 3,126,894 Caroline Wozniacki 4,748,518
Martina Hingis 1,765,116 Jelena Jankovic 2,491,514 Sloane Stephens 4,098,941
Kim Clijsters 1,335,659 Caroline Wozniacki 2,371,550 Jelena Ostapenko 3,998,026
Jelena Dokic 1,169,716 Elena Dementieva 2,343,481 Karolina Pliskova 3,902,665
Justine Henin 998,704 Victoria Azarenka 2,115,536 Caroline Garcia 3,427,150
Lisa Raymond 949,385 Vera Zvonareva 1,642,145 Elina Svitolina 3,263,316
Nathalie Tauziat 925,785 Kim Clijsters 1,632,560 Johanna Konta 2,931,494
2002 2010 2018
Serena Williams $3,935,668 Kim Clijsters $5,035,060 Simona Halep $7,409,564
Venus Williams 2,583,571 Caroline Wozniacki 4,446,448 Caroline Wozniacki 6,657,719
Jennifer Capriati 2,217,939 Serena Williams 4,266,011 Naomi Osaka 6,394,289
Kim Clijsters 1,754,376 Vera Zvonareva 3,444,641 Elina Svitolina 5,737,247
Martina Hingis 1,467,584 Venus Williams 2,614,782 Angelique Kerber 5,686,362
Justine Henin 1,213,093 Francesca Schiavone 2,456,634 Sloane Stephens 5,068,099
Daniela Hantuchova 1,188,379 Jelena Jankovic 2,136,991 Serena Williams 3,770,170
Monica Seles 1,096,630 Samantha Stosur 2,090,340 Karolina Pliskova 3,539,050
Amélie Mauresmo 1,073,807 Elena Dementieva 1,896,690 Petra Kvitova 3,301,389
Jelena Dokic 918,633 Victoria Azarenka 1,652,028 Kiki Bertens 3,163,688

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TOP 20 CAREER PRIZE MONEY LEADERS MOST YEARS EARNING $1 MILLION OR MORE
Player NAT Career Prize Money 19 - Serena Williams 1999-2005; 2007-18
Serena Williams USA 88,233,301 17 - Venus Williams 1998-2005; 2007-10; 2014-18
Venus Williams USA 40,931,048 11 - Maria Sharapova 2004-08; 2011-15, 2018
Maria Sharapova RUS 38,342,119 11 - Stefanie Graf 1987-96; 1999
Caroline Wozniacki DEN 33,492,413 10 - Caroline Wozniacki 2009-18
Victoria Azarenka BLR 29,278,989 10 - Martina Hingis 1996-2002; 2006; 2015; 2017
Simona Halep ROU 28,145,579 10 - Svetlana Kuznetsova 2004-10; 2015-17
Agnieszka Radwanska POL 27,683,807 10 - Agnieszka Radwanska 2008-17
Petra Kvitova CZE 27,342,207 9 - Martina Navratilova 1982-86; 1988-90; 1993
Angelique Kerber GER 27,156,841 8 - Lindsay Davenport 1997-2001, 2003-05
Martina Hingis SUI 24,749,074 8 - Kim Clijsters 2001-03; 2005-06; 2009-11
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 24,542,112 8 - Jelena Jankovic 2007-11, 2013-15
Kim Clijsters BEL 24,442,340
Lindsay Davenport USA 22,166,338 CONSECUTIVE YEARS ON TOP 10 EARNINGS LIST
Steffi Graf GER 21,895,277 20 - Martina Navratilova 1975-94
Martina Navratilova USA 21,626,089 16 - Chris Evert 1973-88
Justine Henin BEL 20,863,335 13 - Billie Jean King 1968-80
Jelena Jankovic SRB 19,089,259 12 - Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 1989-2000
Garbiñe Muguruza ESP 18,192,111 12 - Virginia Wade 1968-79
Samantha Stosur AUS 17,783,962 11 - Stefanie Graf 1986-96
Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario ESP 16,942,640 10 - Serena Williams 2007-16
10 - Jana Novotna 1989-98
$5 MILLION+ SINGLE-SEASON PRIZE MONEY 10 - Gabriela Sabatini 1986-95
$12,385,572 Serena Williams (2013) 10 - Rosie Casals 1968-77
$10,582,642 Serena Williams (2015)
$10,136,615 Angelique Kerber (2016) MOST YEARS LEADING PRIZE MONEY LIST
$9,317,298 Serena Williams (2014) 8 - Martina Navratilova 1979-86
$7,923,920 Victoria Azarenka (2012) 7 - Stefanie Graf 1987-90; 1993; 1995-96
$7,675,030 Serena Williams (2016) 6 - Serena Williams 2002; 2008-09; 2013-15
$7,045,975 Serena Williams (2012) 5 - Chris Evert 1974-78
$6,657,719 Caroline Wozniacki (2018) 4 - Martina Hingis 1997-2000
$6,545,586 Serena Williams (2009) 3 - Kim Clijsters 2003; 2005; 2010
$6,508,296 Maria Sharapova (2012) 3 - Margaret Court 1969-70; 1973
$6,497,165 Victoria Azarenka (2013) 3 - Billie Jean King 1968; 1971-72
$6,394,289 Naomi Osaka (2018)
$5,839,357 Maria Sharapova (2014) FIRST 10 PLAYERS TO PASS $1 MILLION MARK
$5,737,247 Elina Svitolina (2018) Chris Evert 1976 Palm Springs
$5,686,362 Angelique Kerber (2018) Billie Jean King 1977 Palm Springs
$5,468,741 Venus Williams (2017) Virginia Wade 1978 US Indoors
$5,433,457 Garbine Mugruza (2017) Martina Navratilova 1978 Palm Springs
$5,429,586 Justine Henin (2007) Evonne Goolagong Cawley 1979 Tokyo [Toray Sillook]
$5,275,227 Simona Halep (2017) Tracy Austin 1980 San Diego
$5,203,236 Petra Kvitova (2014) Wendy Turnbull 1980 Sydney
$5,145,943 Petra Kvitova (2011) Rosie Casals 1981 US Open
$5,035,060 Kim Clijsters (2010) Betty Stove 1981 US Indoors
Hana Mandlikova 1982 US Open
YOUNGEST TO EARN $1 MILLION
Martina Hingis 16 yrs, 1 mth, 10 days 1996 Oakland FIRST PLAYERS TO CROSS MULTIPLE-MILLION
Jennifer Capriati 16 yrs, 3 mths, 2 days 1992 Wimbledon MARKS IN SINGLE-SEASON EARNINGS
Monica Seles 16 yrs, 7 mths 1990 Wimbledon $12 million Serena Williams 2013 WTA Finals
Maria Sharapova 17 yrs, 2 mths, 14 days 2004 Wimbledon $7 million Victoria Azarenka 2012 WTA Finals
Nicole Vaidisova 17 yrs, 3 mths, 15 days 2006 San Diego $7 million Serena Williams 2012 WTA Finals
Andrea Jaeger 17 yrs, 5 mths, 17 days 1982 Tokyo [Lions Cup] $6 million Serena Williams 2009 WTA Finals
Tracy Austin 17 yrs, 7 mths, 18 days 1980 San Diego $5 million Justine Henin 2007 WTA Finals
$4 million Kim Clijsters 2003 WTA Finals
MOST CONSECUTIVE YEARS EARNING W/$1 MILLION+ $3 million Martina Hingis 1997 US Open
12 Serena Williams 2007-18 $2 million Martina Navratilova 1984 US Open
10 Caroline Wozniacki 2009-18 $1 million Martina Navratilova 1982 Wimbledon
10 Agnieszka Radwanska 2008-17
10 Stefanie Graf 1987-96
8 Venus Williams 1998-2005
7 Angelique Kerber 2012-18
7 Serena Williams 1999-2005
7 Martina Hingis 1996-2002
6 Justine Henin 2002-07

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MOST CAREER TITLES SINGLES TITLE LEADERS EACH YEAR


Singles Total 1968 Margaret Smith Court (14)
1. Martina Navratilova 167 1969 Margaret Court (18)
2. Chris Evert 154 1970 Margaret Court (21)
3. Stefanie Graf 107 1971 Billie Jean King (17)
4. Margaret Court 92 1972 Margaret Court, Billie Jean King (10)
5. Serena Williams 72 1973 Margaret Court (18)
6. Evonne Goolagong Cawley 68 1974 Chris Evert (16)
7. Billie Jean King 67 1975 Chris Evert (16)
8T. Virginia Wade 55 1976 Chris Evert (12)
8T. Lindsay Davenport 55 1977 Chris Evert (11)
10. Monica Seles 53 1978 Martina Navratilova (11)
11. Venus Williams 49 1979 Martina Navratilova (10)
12T. Justine Henin 43 1980 Tracy Austin, Martina Navratilova (11)
12T. Martina Hingis 43 1981 Martina Navratilova (10)
14. Kim Clijsters 41 1982 Martina Navratilova (15)
15. Maria Sharapova 36 1983 Martina Navratilova (16)
16. Conchita Martínez 33 1984 Martina Navratilova (13)
17T. Tracy Austin 30 1985 Martina Navratilova (12)
17T. Caroline Wozniacki 30 1986 Martina Navratilova (14)
19. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 29 1987 Stefanie Graf (11)
20T. Hana Mandlikova 27 1988 Stefanie Graf (11)
20T. Gabriela Sabatini 27 1989 Stefanie Graf (14)
22T. Petra Kvitova 25 1990 Stefanie Graf (10)
22T. Amélie Mauresmo 25 1991 Monica Seles (10)
24. Jana Novotna 24 1992 Monica Seles (10)
25T. Victoria Azarenka 20 1993 Stefanie Graf (10)
25T. Agnieszka Radwanska 20 1994 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (8)
1995 Stefanie Graf (9)
Doubles Total 1996 Stefanie Graf (7)
1. Martina Navratilova 177 1997 Martina Hingis (12)
2. Rosie Casals 112 1998 Lindsay Davenport (6)
3. Pam Shriver 106 1999 Lindsay Davenport, Martina Hingis (7)
4. Billie Jean King 101 2000 Martina Hingis (9)
5. Natasha Zvereva 80 2001 Lindsay Davenport (7)
6. Lisa Raymond 79 2002 Serena Williams (8)
7. Jana Novotna 76 2003 Kim Clijsters (9)
8. Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 69 2004 Lindsay Davenport (7)
9T. Gigi Fernández 68 2005 Kim Clijsters (9)
9T. Helena Sukova 68 2006 Justine Henin (6)
11. Larisa Neiland 66 2007 Justine Henin (10)
12. Martina Hingis 64 2008 Jelena Jankovic, Dinara Safina, Serena Williams (4)
13T. Rennae Stubbs 60 2009 Victoria Azarenka, Elena Dementieva,
13T. Cara Black 60 Svetlana Kuznetsova, Dinara Safina, Serena Williams,
14T. Wendy Turnbull 55 Caroline Wozniacki (3)
16. Liezel Huber 53 2010 Caroline Wozniacki (6)
17. Margaret Court 48 2011 Petra Kvitova, Caroline Wozniacki (6)
18. Paola Suárez 44 2012 Serena Williams (7)
19. Virginia Ruano Pascual 43 2013 Serena Williams (11)
20T. Kathy Jordan 41 2014 Serena Williams (7)
20T. Sania Mirza 41 2015 Serena Williams (5)
22. Katarina Srebotnik 39 2016 Dominika Cibulkova (4)
23T. Ai Sugiyama 38 2017 Elina Svitolina (5)
23T. Lindsay Davenport 38 2018 Petra Kvitova (5)
25T. Chris Evert 32
25T. Elizabeth Smylie 32 MOST SINGLES TITLES WON IN A SEASON
1. Margaret Court 21 1970
2. Margaret Court 18 1969, 1973
3. Billie Jean King 17 1971
4t. Chris Evert 16 1974, 1975
4t. Martina Navratilova 16 1983
6t. Evonne Goolagong Cawley 15 1970
6t. Martina Navratilova 15 1982
8t. Stefanie Graf 14 1989
8t. Margaret Court 14 1968
8t. Martina Navratilova 14 1986

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MOST CONSECUTIVE SINGLES TITLES QUALIFIERS/LUCKY LOSERS TO WIN


13 Martina Navratilova 1984 US Indoors - Sydney A WTA SINGLES TITLE
12 Margaret Court 1972 DC Billingham - 1973 Miami 1978 Marita Redondo (NR) San Diego
11 Stefanie Graf 1989 Wimbledon - 1990 Hamburg Pam Shriver (NR) Colombus
10 Chris Evert 1974 Sarasota - Newport 1979 Kathy Jordan (NR) San Antonio
9 Navratilova 1986 Eastbourne - VS Championships 1980 Andrea Jaeger (NR, LL) Las Vegas
9 Court 1970 Roland Garros - Canadian Open Kay McDaniel (No.73) Atlanta
8 Graf 1988 Berlin - Brighton 1982 Catrin Jexell (No.146) Hong Kong
8 Navratilova 1983 Eastbourne - Australian Open [Dec] 1983 Ginny Purdy (NR) Pittsburgh
1987 Niege Dias (No.117) Guaruja
 OST CONSECUTIVE YEARS WINNING AT LEAST ONE
M 1988 Petra Langrova (No.201) Paris [Indoors]
SINGLES TITLE Cecilia Dahlman (No.133) Athens
21 Martina Navratilova 1974-94 1989 Kumiko Okamoto (No.205) Tokyo [Japan Open]
8 Chris Evert
1 1971-88 1990 Anke Huber (No.118) Schenectady
14 Stefanie Graf 1986-99 1993 Radka Bobkova (No.131) Liege
13 Maria Sharapova 2003-15 1996 Sandra Cacic (No.117) Auckland
11 Evonne Goolagong Cawley 1970-80 1997 Marion Maruska (No.154) Auckland
11 Virginia Wade 1968-78 Mirjana Lucic (NR)* Bol
11 Serena Williams 2007-2017 Virginia Ruano Pascual (No.108) Cardiff
11 Caroline Wozniacki 2008-current 1998 Kveta Hrdlickova (No.140) Makarska
9 Sandra Cecchini 1984-92 1999 Kim Clijsters (No.83) Luxembourg
9 Kim Clijsters 1997-2