Anastasija Sevastova

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Anastasija Sevastova
Anastasija 5.jpg
Country  Latvia
Residence Vienna, Austria
Born (1990-04-13) April 13, 1990 (age 25)
Liepāja, Soviet Union
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 2006
Retired May 2013- 2015; Active
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $768,731
Singles
Career record 241–124
Career titles 1 WTA, 13 ITF
Highest ranking No. 36 (31 January 2011)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2011)
French Open 1R (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Wimbledon 2R (2008)
US Open 2R (2009, 2010)
Doubles
Career record 31–26
Career titles 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 195 (August 31, 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2010, 2011)
French Open 2R (2010)
Wimbledon 1R (2010)
US Open 1R (2010)

Anastasija Sevastova (born April 13, 1990) is a Latvian tennis player. On January 31, 2011, she achieved her career-high WTA singles ranking of No. 36. On August 31, 2009, she claimed her highest Doubles rank of No. 195. Her biggest match to date was in the 1st Round of the 2010 China Open, where she defeated world number 7 Samantha Stosur.

Career[edit]

In 2007 she qualified for the 2007 İstanbul Cup where she won her first career WTA match against Anastasiya Yakimova in the 1st round 6–1, 6–3. She then lost to #5 seed Alona Bondarenko 4–6, 6–3, 6(5)–7.

In 2009 she qualified for the French Open but lost to Melinda Czink, 6–3, 4–6, 1–6 in the first round.

She entered the main draw of the 2009 Aegon Classic where she was defeated in the 1st round by Yanina Wickmayer, 4–6, 3–6. She then qualified for the 2009 Wimbledon Championship, losing to Kateryna Bondarenko in the first round, 3–6, 6(5)–7.

In August she qualified into the main draw of the 2009 U.S. Open and won her first career Grand Slam match by defeating Tamarine Tanasugarn, 6–3, 7–5.

2010[edit]

In March 2010, Sevastova got the biggest win of her career by defeating World No. 9 Jelena Janković in the first round of the 2010 Monterrey Open. She reached the semifinals, falling to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in three sets.

Sevastova played at the 2010 Estoril Open and in her first match defeated top seed Ágnes Szávay 3–6, 6–3, 6–3. She then beat veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm in the second round (Date-Krumm retired), Anastasia Rodionova in the quarterfinals 7–6(6), 6–2 and Shuai Peng of China 6–7(6), 6–1, 6–3 in the semifinal. In the final of the 2010 Estoril Open she beat Arantxa Parra Santonja in straight sets 6–2, 7–5. It was her first WTA Final and her first WTA Title.

2011[edit]

At the 2011 Australian Open, Sevastova upset the 21st seed Yanina Wickmayer in straight sets, before losing in the fourth to World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, also in straight sets.

2013[edit]

Due to ongoing injuries and illness, Sevastova announced her immediate retirement from the sport in May 2013.[1]

2015 - Return to professional tennis[edit]

In 2015 January, Sevastova returned to professional tennis, receiving a wild card into the $10K tournament in Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt.

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Premier Mandatory (0)
Premier 5 (0)
Premier (0)
International (1-0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 8 May 2010 Estoril, Portugal Clay Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja 6–2, 7–5

ITF Finals[edit]

Singles: 20 (13–7)[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 in the final
Runner-up 1. 11 July 2006 Germany Garching, Germany Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Sandra Martinović 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 6 August 2006 Germany Bad Saulgau, Germany Clay Croatia Josipa Bek 6–1, 6–0
Winner 3. 20 August 2006 Slovakia Bratislava, Slovakia Clay Slovakia Klaudia Malenovska 4–6, 6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 13 May 2007 Turkey Antalya, Turkey Hard Serbia Vojislava Lukić 3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 5. 24 June 2007 Italy Fontanafredda, Italy Clay Poland Anna Korzeniak 5–7, 0–6
Winner 6. 22 March 2008 India Noida, India Hard United States Sunitha Rao 6–2, 6–1
Winner 7. 1 June 2008 Italy Galatina, Italy Clay Spain Estrella Cabeza Candela 6–4, 6–4
Winner 8. 27 July 2008 France Les Contamines, France Hard Argentina Agustina Lepore 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 25 August 2008 Poland Katowice, Poland Clay Slovakia Lenka Wienerová 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 7 September 2008 Czech Republic Brno, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Zuzana Ondrášková 4–6, 6–3, 2–6
Winner 11. 29 March 2009 Spain La Palma, Spain Hard Slovakia Kristína Kučová 4–6, 6–1, 6–1
Winner 12. 3 May 2009 South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 13. 12 July 2009 Croatia Zagreb, Croatia Clay Czech Republic Sandra Záhlavová 1–6, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 14. 2 July 2012 Germany Versmold, Germany Clay Germany Annika Beck 3–6, 1–6
Winner 15. 15 July 2012 Belgium Zwevegem, Belgium Hard (i) Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay 6–0, 6–3
Winner 16. 30 July 2012 Slovakia Trnava, Slovakia Clay Croatia Ana Savić w/o
Winner 17. 1 February 2015 Egypt Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Hard Japan Yuuki Tanaka 7–5, 6–3
Winner 18. 15 February 2015 Slovakia Trnava, Slovakia Hard (i) Hungary Réka-Luca Jani 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 19. 06 April 2015 India Ahmedabad, India Hard India Ankita Raina 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 20. 27 April 2015 Germany Wiesbaden, Germany Clay Czech Republic Tereza Martincová 6–1, 6–3

Doubles: 4 (3-1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
Winner 1. 31 August 2008 Poland Katowice, Poland Clay Slovakia Lenka Wienerová Poland Karolina Kosińska
Poland Aleksandra Rosolska
5–7, 6–3, [10–3]
Runner-up 2. 3 May 2009 South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Slovakia Kristína Kučová United Kingdom Naomi Cavaday
Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko
2–6, 6–2, [9–11]
Winner 3. 31 January 2015 Egypt Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Hard Austria Melanie Klaffner Norway Caroline Rohde-Moe
Japan Midori Yamamoto
6–4, 6–4
Winner 4. 13 February 2015 Slovakia Trnava, Slovakia Hard (i) Austria Anna Maria Heil Slovakia Michaela Hončová
Slovakia Lenka Juríková
6–4, 6–3

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Australian Open A A LQ A 2R 4R A
French Open LQ 1R LQ 1R 1R 1R
Wimbledon A LQ 2R 1R 1R 1R
US Open LQ 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R

Head-to-Head record against other players[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]


Awards
Preceded by
Sinta Ozoliņa
Latvian Rising Sportspersonality of the Year
2009
Succeeded by
Artjoms Rudņevs