Anastasija Sevastova

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Anastasija Sevastova
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Sevastova at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports)  Latvia
Residence Vienna, Austria
Born (1990-04-13) 13 April 1990 (age 26)
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 $ 1,602,629
Singles
Career record 307–166
Career titles 1 WTA, 13 ITF
Highest ranking No. 23 (6 March 2017)
Current ranking No. 23 (6 March 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2011)
French Open 2R (2016)
Wimbledon 1R (2009, 2010, 2011, 2016)
US Open QF (2016)
Doubles
Career record 44–38
Career titles 0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking No. 119 (27 February 2017)
Current ranking No. 120 (6 March 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2010, 2011)
French Open 2R (2010)
Wimbledon 1R (2010, 2011)
US Open 2R (2011)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 15–8
Last updated on: 12 January 2017.

Anastasija Sevastova (born 13 April 1990) is a Latvian tennis player. Her biggest match win to date was in the second round of the 2016 US Open where she defeated third-seeded Garbiñe Muguruza as well as Johanna Konta. Eventually she reached the quarterfinal of the tournament, where she lost in straight sets to Caroline Wozniacki.

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 first 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 one of the biggest wins 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 in three sets. She then beat veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm in the second round (Date-Krumm retired), Anastasia Rodionova in the quarterfinals and Peng Shuai of China in the semifinal. In the final of the 2010 Estoril Open she beat Arantxa Parra Santonja in straight sets. 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 round to World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets.

2013[edit]

Due to ongoing injuries and illness, Sevastova announced her 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.

In the first half of the year, Sevastova won four ITF tournaments.

In the Brasil Tennis Cup, Sevastova reached her first WTA semifinal since 2013 in Pattaya.

At the Kremlin Cup held in Moscow, Sevastova won her first round match against Olga Govortsova. She upsetKarolína Plíšková in the second round and eventually lost to eventual champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in three sets.

2016: First Grand Slam quarterfinal[edit]

In the 2016 Australian Open, Sevastova went through qualifying and progressed through to the second round of the main draw by beating Jarmila Wolfe after she retired, then lost to 20th seed and former World No. 1 Ana Ivanovic.

In Qatar, Sevastova again went through the qualifying rounds but lost in the first round of the main draw to Eugenie Bouchard despite having a match point.

During the summer, Sevastova reached two finals, in Mallorca and Bucharest, but she lost them both in straight sets, to Caroline Garcia and Simona Halep respectively.

In the US Open, Sevastova defeated Anna Karolína Schmiedlová in the first round. Next, she stunned reigning Roland Garros Champion Garbiñe Muguruza in the second round in straight sets, then followed with wins over Kateryna Bondarenko and No. 13 Johanna Konta, reaching her first Grand Slam quarterfinal.[2] She was defeated in the quarterfinals by Caroline Wozniacki.

Head-to-head statistics[edit]

Head-to-head record against top 20 players[edit]

Sevastova win-loss record against players who were ranked world no. 20 or higher at the time is as follows:

* Statistics as of February 24, 2017.

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–1)
Clay (1–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 8 May 2010 Portugal Open, Estoril, Portugal Clay Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 19 June 2016 Mallorca Open, Mallorca, Spain Grass France Caroline Garcia 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 17 July 2016 Bucharest Open, Bucharest, Romania Clay Romania Simona Halep 0–6, 0–6

ITF Finals[edit]

Singles: 23 (13–10)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 11 July 2006 Garching, Germany Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Sandra Martinović 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 6 August 2006 Bad Saulgau, Germany Clay Croatia Josipa Bek 6–1, 6–0
Winner 2. 20 August 2006 Bratislava, Slovakia Clay Slovakia Klaudia Malenovska 4–6, 6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 13 May 2007 Antalya, Turkey Hard Serbia Vojislava Lukić 3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 3. 24 June 2007 Fontanafredda, Italy Clay Poland Anna Korzeniak 5–7, 0–6
Winner 3. 22 March 2008 Noida, India Hard India Sunitha Rao 6–2, 6–1
Winner 4. 1 June 2008 Galatina, Italy Clay Spain Estrella Cabeza Candela 6–4, 6–4
Winner 5. 27 July 2008 Les Contamines, France Hard Argentina Agustina Lepore 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 25 August 2008 Katowice, Poland Clay Slovakia Lenka Wienerová 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 7 September 2008 Brno, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Zuzana Ondrášková 4–6, 6–3, 2–6
Winner 6. 29 March 2009 La Palma, Spain Hard Slovakia Kristína Kučová 4–6, 6–1, 6–1
Winner 7. 3 May 2009 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 12 July 2009 Zagreb, Croatia Clay Czech Republic Sandra Záhlavová 1–6, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 7. 2 July 2012 Versmold, Germany Clay Germany Annika Beck 3–6, 1–6
Winner 8. 15 July 2012 Zwevegem, Belgium Hard (i) Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay 6–0, 6–3
Winner 9. 30 July 2012 Trnava, Slovakia Clay Croatia Ana Savić w/o
Winner 10. 1 February 2015 Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Hard Japan Yuuki Tanaka 7–5, 6–3
Winner 11. 15 February 2015 Trnava, Slovakia Hard (i) Hungary Réka-Luca Jani 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 12. 11 April 2015 Ahmedabad, India Hard India Ankita Raina 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 13. 3 May 2015 Wiesbaden, Germany Clay Czech Republic Tereza Martincová 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 17 May 2015 La Marsa, Tunisia Clay Switzerland Romina Oprandi 3-6 3-6
Runner-up 9. 12 July 2015 Bursa, Turkey Clay Turkey İpek Soylu 5–7, 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up 10. 15 May 2016 Trnava, Slovakia Clay Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková 6–7(4–7), 7–5, 0–6

Doubles: 5 (4-1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
Winner 1. 31 August 2008 Katowice, Poland Clay Slovakia Lenka Wienerová Poland Karolina Kosińska
Poland Aleksandra Rosolska
5–7, 6–3, [10–3]
Runner-up 2. 3 May 2009 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 Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Hard Austria Melanie Klaffner Norway Caroline Rohde-Moe
Japan Midori Yamamoto
6–4, 6–4
Winner 4. 13 February 2015 Trnava, Slovakia Hard (i) Austria Anna Maria Heil Slovakia Michaela Hončová
Slovakia Lenka Juríková
6–4, 6–3
Winner 5. 20 September 2015 Saint-Malo, France Clay Slovakia Kristína Kučová Russia Maria Marfutina
Russia Natalia Vikhlyantseva
6–7(1–7), 6–3, [10–5]

Performance Timeline[edit]

Current through 2017 BNP Paribas Open.

Singles[edit]

Grand Slam tournaments
Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Australian Open A A Q1 1R 4R A Q1 RT A 2R 3R 6–4
French Open A A 1R 1R 1R A Retired A 2R 1–4
Wimbledon A Q1 1R 1R 1R A Retired A 1R 0–4
US Open A A 2R 2R 1R Q3 Retired Q1 QF 6–4
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–4 3–4 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 6–4 2–1 13–16
WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments
Indian Wells A A A 3R 2R A Q1 RT A Q2 2R 3–3
Miami A A A A A A Q1 RT A Q1 0–0
Madrid Not Held A A A A Retired A A 0–0
Beijing Not Tier 1 A QF A A Retired A 1R 3–2
WTA Premier 5 Tournaments
Doha NT1 A Not Held/NP5 A A RT NP5 1R NP5 0–1
Dubai NP5 A 2R 2R NP5 Retired A NP5 SF 6–3
Rome A A A A A A Retired A A 0–0
Canada A A A A A A Retired A A 0–0
Cincinnati NP5 A A A A Retired A Q1 0–0
Tokyo A A A A 1R A Retired Not Premier 5 0–1
Wuhan Not Held Retired A 1R 0–1
Career statistics
Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Career
Tournaments 1 0 9 16 18 1 3 0 4 20 7 79
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 0 1 / 3
Overall W–L   1–1     0–0     5–9   24–16 12–18   0–1     2–3     0–0     5–4   21–20   7–7   77–79
Win % 50% 0% 36% 60% 40% 0% 40% 0% 56% 51% 50% 49%
Year-end Rank 267 194 83 45 94 181 110 35

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score Rank
2010
1. Serbia Jelena Janković No. 9 Monterrey, Mexico Hard 1st Round 5–7, 6–4, 6–4 72
2. Australia Samantha Stosur No. 8 China Open, Beijing, China Hard 1st Round 2–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–5 55
2016
3. Spain Garbiñe Muguruza No. 3 US Open, New York City, United States Hard 2nd Round 7–5, 6–4 48

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