Carson Branstine

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Carson Branstine
Country (sports)  United States (2014–17)
 Canada (2017–present)
Residence Orange, California, United States
Born (2000-09-09) September 9, 2000 (age 18)
Irvine, California, United States
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$14,058
Singles
Career record 12–14 (46.15%)
Career titles 0 WTA, 0 ITF
Highest ranking No. 953 (April 30, 2018)
Current ranking No. 971 (May 28, 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Junior 3R (2017)
French Open Junior 1R (2017)
Wimbledon Junior QF (2017)
US Open Junior QF (2016)
Doubles
Career record 8–4 (66.67%)
Career titles 0 WTA, 0 ITF
Highest ranking No. 203 (September 18, 2017)
Current ranking No. 231 (May 28, 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open Junior W (2017)
French Open Junior W (2017)
Wimbledon Junior SF (2017)
US Open Junior 2R (2015, 2017)
Last updated on: May 28, 2018.

Carson Branstine (born September 9, 2000) is an American-Canadian junior tennis player. She reached a career high WTA singles ranking of No. 953 on April 30, 2018 and a career high ITF junior ranking of No. 4 on July 17, 2017. She won the 2017 Australian Open and French Open junior doubles titles with Bianca Andreescu.[1][2] Branstine represented the United States from 2014 to February 2017, but started representing Canada, the birth country of her mother, in March 2017.[3]

Early life[edit]

Branstine was born in Irvine, California to an American father, Bruce, and a Canadian mother, Carol Freeman, from Toronto. She has two older sisters, Cassidy and Constance, both of whom play collegiate tennis.[4] Her cousin Freddie Freeman is a professional baseball first baseman for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB).[5] Branstine accepted an offer from Tennis Canada to train at the National Training Centre in Montreal, starting in October 2016.[6]

Tennis career[edit]

2014–15[edit]

Branstine played her first junior tournament in November 2014 at the ITF G4 in Atlanta and won the doubles title.[7] Two weeks later at the G4 in Boca Raton, she captured her first junior singles title and also won in doubles.[8] In March 2015, she played her first professional tournament, losing to Karolína Stuchlá in the first round of the ITF 10K in Gainesville.[9] In June 2015, she won the doubles title at the G4 in Haverford.[10] Branstine qualified for her first junior Grand Slam main draw at the 2015 US Open in September, but lost to Evgeniya Levashova in the opening round. She also reached the second round in doubles.[11]

2016[edit]

In March, Branstine captured her second junior singles title with a victory over Ann Li at the G4 in Newport Beach.[12] She won her third junior singles title in June at the ITF G4 in Plantation.[13] In September, she reached the quarterfinals in singles of the junior US Open, upsetting the No. 2 seed Olesya Pervushina in the second round.[14] In November, she advanced to the semifinals in doubles at the ITF 50K in Toronto with partner Elena Bovina.[15] Also in November, she reached the doubles semifinals at the ITF GA in Mexico City.[16] In December, Branstine made it to the semifinals in singles and to the quarterfinals in doubles at the Eddie Herr ITF G1 in Bradenton.[17] The next week, she advanced to the semifinals of the ITF GA Orange Bowl.[18]

2017[edit]

In January at the junior Australian Open, Branstine reached the third round in singles and captured the doubles title with Bianca Andreescu.[1] She started representing Canada officially in March and played her first tournament as a Canadian at the ITF G1 in Carson at the end of the month, where she went on to win both the singles and doubles titles.[3][19] In June at the junior event of the French Open, Branstine lost in the opening round in singles, but won her second straight Slam doubles title with fellow Canadian Bianca Andreescu.[2] In July at the G1 in Roehampton, she won the doubles title with Marta Kostyuk.[20] The next week at Wimbledon, she lost in the quarterfinals in singles and in the semifinals in doubles with Kostyuk, ending her hopes of winning a third straight junior doubles Grand Slam title.[21] In August at the Rogers Cup, she was awarded a wildcard in the doubles main draw with compatriot Bianca Andreescu, her first WTA main draw. They upset Kristina Mladenovic and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round before falling to the first seeds Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in the next round.[22] At the junior US Open in September, Branstine was defeated in the second round in both singles and doubles.[23] The next week at the Coupe Banque Nationale, she advanced, with compatriot Andreescu, to her first WTA doubles final where they were defeated by the first seeds Tímea Babos and Andrea Hlaváčková.[24]

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2017 Tournoi de Québec, Canada International Carpet (i) Canada Bianca Andreescu Hungary Tímea Babos
Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
3–6, 1–6

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Doubles (1-0)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 / $80,000 tournaments
$50,000 / $60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 / $15,000 tournaments
Result No.    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 3. 22 July 2018 Gatineau, Canada 25,000 Hard Canada Bianca Andreescu Chinese Taipei Hsu Chieh-yu
Mexico Marcela Zacarías
4–6, 6–2, [10–4]

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2017 Australian Open Hard Canada Bianca Andreescu Poland Maja Chwalińska
Poland Iga Świątek
6–1, 7–6(7–4)
Win 2017 French Open Clay Canada Bianca Andreescu Russia Olesya Pervushina
Russia Anastasia Potapova
6–1, 6–3

Record against top-100 players[edit]

Branstine's win-loss record (0–1, 0%) against players who were ranked world No. 100 or higher when played is as follows:[25]

*Statistics as of August 5, 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Drawsheet: Australian Open Junior Championships". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Drawsheet: Roland Garros Junior French Championships". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Getting to know our newest Canadian Carson Branstine". Tennis Canada. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  4. ^ "Junior Spotlight — Constance Branstine". Southern California Tennis News. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  5. ^ Whitehead, Brian (April 10, 2017). "Bravo! to tennis champion, woman of the year, Lego architect". Orange County Register. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  6. ^ "Canada's newest junior prospect is an American". Open Court. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  7. ^ "Drawsheet: Atlanta ITF". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  8. ^ "Drawsheet: Evert American ITF". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  9. ^ "Drawsheet: $10,000 Gainesville, FL". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  10. ^ "Drawsheet: International Grass Court Championships". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  11. ^ "Drawsheet: US Open Junior Tennis Championship". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  12. ^ "Drawsheet: Newport Beach Bowl". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  13. ^ "Drawsheet: Metropolia ITF at Plantation". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  14. ^ "Carson Branstine topples second-seeded Oleysa Pervushina in U.S. Open junior tournament". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  15. ^ "Drawsheet: $50,000 Toronto". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  16. ^ "Drawsheet: Abierto Juvenil Mexicano". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved December 19, 2016.
  17. ^ "Drawsheet: Eddie Herr ITF". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved December 19, 2016.
  18. ^ "Drawsheet: Metropolia Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved December 19, 2016.
  19. ^ "Drawsheet: USTA International Spring Championships". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  20. ^ "Drawsheet: Nike Junior International Roehampton". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  21. ^ "Drawsheet: The Junior Championships, Wimbledon". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  22. ^ "WTA Rogers Cup: Top seeds Makarova/Vesnina make winning return to action, roll past Canadian teenagers Andreescu/Branstine". Vavel USA. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  23. ^ "Drawsheet: US Open Junior Tennis Championships". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  24. ^ "Van Uytvanck captures first WTA title in Quebec City". CoupeBanqueNationale.ca. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  25. ^ "Results". WTATennis.com. Retrieved August 5, 2017.

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