Sacha Jones

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Sacha Jones
Sacha Jones Grapevine 2009 (3711514837).jpg
Sacha Jones during an ITF tournament in Grapevine, Texas (2009)
Country  Australia (2012 – 2014)
 New Zealand (2005–2012)
Residence Noosa, Australia
Born (1990-11-08) 8 November 1990 (age 24)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro 2008
Retired 2014
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$193,622
Singles
Career record 212–119
Career titles 0 WTA, 10 ITF
Highest ranking No. 150 (8 October 2012)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2013)
French Open Q1 (2011, 2012)
Wimbledon Q2 (2011, 2013)
US Open Q2 (2011)
Doubles
Career record 35–37
Career titles 0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 169 (29 October 2012)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2012)
Last updated on: 20 January 2014.

Sacha Jones (born 8 November 1990 in Auckland) is a retired professional Australian tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is 150, which she reached on 8 October 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Jones is originally from New Zealand. In early 2012, she announced that the 2012 ASB Classic was her last tournament representing New Zealand. Her father is Australian-born and her mother is a New Zealander.

Professional tennis career[edit]

2008[edit]

Jones lost in Round One of the 2008 ASB Classic to Vera Zvonareva.

2009[edit]

Sacha Jones began 2009 ranked 306 in the world. She had a mediocre season on the ITF circuit up until September when she embarked on a 24 match winning streak. At a tournament in Darwin, Jones won her second title of the year, recording a win over former top 10 player Alicia Molik who was working on a comeback. Two weeks later she won another title in Mount Gambier, defeating Molik in the final. The next week Jones run continued in Port Pirie, where she again defeated Molik in the final. Jones then traveled to Rock Hill where she won another tournament without dropping a set. The following week Jones again raced to another final in Phoenix, but had her run snapped by Varvara Lepchenko. After this run of good form, Jones was ranked at a career high of 167 in the world.

2010[edit]

Jones was set to compete in the ASB Classic but had to withdraw due to an abdominal injury.

She played at the 2010 PTT Pattaya Open but lost in the First Round to Alberta Brianti.

2011[edit]

Jones featured in the ASB Classic as a wildcard draw in which she was defeated by Svetlana Kuznetsova in the first round. Jones also lost in the qualifying draw at the Odlum Brown Vancouver Open.

2012[edit]

Jones started off at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand as a wildcard where she lost her first-round match to Elena Baltacha in three tight sets.

She qualified for the Moorilla International in Hobart, Australia. She had her first WTA win of her career- beating Kristina Barrois in straight sets. She lost to Shahar Pe'er in round two in an extremely tight two-setter.

At the 2012 Australian Open, Sacha partnered compatriot Bojana Bobusic to enter the Women's Doubles Event where the pair beat Liga Dekmeijere and Maria Kondratieva in the First Round. This was her first ever win at a main draw Grand Slam.

At the 2012 Gastein Ladies, Jones won her second WTA main draw match, defeating Yuliya Beygelzimer in round one. However she was overpowered by Alizé Cornet in round two.

During the year, Jones secured three $25,000 victories on the ITF Women's Circuit, including two in her home nation of Australia.[1]

2013[edit]

Jones made her grand slam singles debut at the 2013 Australian Open; she was beaten in the first round by Krystina Pliskova.

2014[edit]

Jones lost in the qualifying draw at the ASB Classic to Sachie Ishizu. She announced that the 2014 ASB Classic was her last tournament Jones announced retired from tennis 2014.

Career statistics[edit]

ITF Circuit singles finals: 15 (10–5)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 17 November 2008 Philippines Manila, Philippines Hard Indonesia Ayu Fani Damayanti 6–7(5–7), 2–6
Winner 2. 15 June 2009 United States Brownsville, United States Hard United States Ester Goldfeld 6–3, 2–6, 6–0
Winner 3. 21 September 2009 Australia Darwin, Australia Hard Australia Bojana Bobusic 6–4, 6–1
Winner 4. 5 October 2009 Australia Mount Gambier, Australia Hard Australia Alicia Molik 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 5. 12 October 2009 Australia Port Pirie, Australia Hard Australia Alicia Molik 3–6, 6–1, 7–5
Winner 6. 2 November 2009 United States Rock Hill, United States Hard Croatia Ani Mijačika 6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 15 November 2009 United States Phoenix, United States Hard United States Varvara Lepchenko 0–6, 0–6
Winner 8. 20 September 2010 Australia Alice Springs, Australia Hard Brazil Ana Clara Duarte 5–7, 6–3, 6–3
Winner 9. 14 November 2010 Australia Esperance, Australia Hard Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 28 November 2010 Australia Traralgon, Australia Hard Israel Julia Glushko 6–2, 5–7, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 11. 20 November 2011 Australia Traralgon, Australia Hard Australia Casey Dellacqua 5–7, 6–7(6–8)
Winner 12. 23 June 2012 Sweden Kristinehamn, Sweden Clay Poland Magda Linette 6–4, 6–4
Winner 13. 2 September 2012 Australia Cairns, Australia Hard Hong Kong Zhang Ling 6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 14. 9 September 2012 Australia Rockhampton, Australia Hard Australia Olivia Rogowska 6–0, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 15. 23 September 2012 Australia Port Pirie, Australia Hard Australia Olivia Rogowska 6–2, 7–5

ITF Circuit doubles finals: 4 (2–2)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 15 June 2009 United States Brownsville, United States Hard United States Ashley Weinhold United States Ester Goldfeld
United States Macall Harkins
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 28 August 2009 China Qianshan, China Hard Australia Alison Bai China Liang Chen
China Sun Shengnan
2–6, 4–6
Runner–up 3. 1 April 2012 Australia Bundaberg, Australia Hard Australia Sally Peers Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Junri Namigata
1–6, 5–7
Winner 4. 22 September 2012 Australia Port Pirie, Australia Hard Australia Sally Peers Australia Stephanie Bengson
South Africa Chanel Simmonds
6–4, 6–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harvey, Luke (24 September 2012). "Jones in Port Pirie win". ITF Pro Circuit. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 

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