Jessica Moore (tennis)

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Jessica Moore
Country (sports)  Australia
Residence Williams, Australia
Born (1990-08-16) 16 August 1990 (age 25)
Perth, Australia
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro 2008
Plays Right handed-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$291,474
Career record 198–157
Career titles 4 ITF
Highest ranking No. 132 (27 October 2008)
Current ranking No. 313 (29 December 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2008, 2009)
Wimbledon Q1 (2008)
US Open 2R (2008)
Career record 149–110
Career titles 20 ITF
Highest ranking No. 109 (13 June 2011)
Current ranking No. 168 (17 November 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2016)
Wimbledon 1R (2011)
Last updated on: 12 May 2014.
Jessica Moore
Medal record
Competitor for  Australia
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 2010 Delhi Women's Doubles

Jessica Moore (born 16 August 1990) is an Australian professional tennis player. Formerly coached by Milo Bradley, Moore works with the Australian Institute of Sport. Her preferred surface is hard court.[1]

Moore has a career high WTA singles ranking of 132 achieved on 27 October 2008. She also has a career high WTA doubles ranking of 109 achieved on 13 June 2011.

Tennis career[edit]


Moore reached the second round of the 2008 Australian Open after defeating Julie Ditty 6–3, 6–2. There she lost to Israeli 17th seed Shahar Pe'er, 6–0, 7–5. This made her the youngest Australian to win a match at the Australian Open since Jelena Dokić in 1999. Moore also reached the final of the 2008 Australian Open girls' singles, in which she lost to Arantxa Rus. She was the first Australian to make the final in 13 years.[2] In February 2008, the young Australian made her Fed Cup debut, becoming the youngest Australian to play for Australia since Jelena Dokić in 2000.

After recovering from a shoulder injury, Moore won both the French Open and Wimbledon junior doubles titles with Slovenia's Polona Hercog. At the final Grand Slam tournament of the year, Moore reached the second round of the 2008 US Open after defeating American wildcard Melanie Oudin 7–6(5), 7–6(5). However, she lost in the second round to Anna-Lena Grönefeld of Germany 6–1, 6–3.


Moore was awarded a wilcard into the 2009 Australian Open after improving her ranking up 230 places to 140 in 2008.[3] In the first round she defeated fellow wildcard Christina McHale 1–6, 6–3, 9–7. More than took on the number twelve seed Flavia Pennetta but was defeated 4–6, 1–6.

Moore played the rest of the year on the ITF Circuit. She struggled to find form only winning one out of five matches in February and March before returning to form with a semi-final appearance in a $25,000 tournament in Bundaberg. She was defeated by Olivia Rogowska 5–7, 4–6. In July Moore reached the quarterfinals of a $100,000 tournament in Biarritz. She knocked out then world number 107 Arantxa Rus 2–6, 6–4, 6–2. Rus had defeated Moore in the 2008 Australian Open girls' singles final in 2008. Moore went on to play in qualifying at the 2009 US Open. Moore was defending main draw second round points, however she lost in the first round of qualifying 2–6, 4–6 against Lina Stančiūtė. After losing early in her next few tournaments, she recovered to finish the year with a semi-final performance at a $25,000 tournament in Kalgoorlie. She lost to a returning Alicia Molik 1–6, 2–6.

Moore ended 2009 ranked 244 in the world. 108 places lower than she finished in 2008. She was also in the negative with wins and losses. Recording 20 losses to just 13 wins.


Moore started 2010 at the 2010 Brisbane International in the qualifying draw. She lost her opening match to compatriot Anastasia Rodionova 4–6, 0–6. She then competed in the qualifying at the 2010 Medibank International Sydney where she again lost in the opening round to Varvara Lepchenko 1–6, 2–6. Moore received a wildcard into the qualifying of the 2010 Australian Open where eventual qualifier Han Xinyun 4–6, 4–6. Starting her year on the ITF Women's Circuit, Moore traveled down to Tasmania to compete in the 2010 McDonald's Burnie International. She reached the quarterfinals and defeated seventh seed Çağla Büyükakçay 6–1, 4–6, 6–4 but lost her semi-final against Arina Rodionova 1–6, 1–6.

After suffering multiple early losses throughout Australia and Korea, Moore reached the semi-final of a $25,000 tournament in Bundaberg losing to Natsumi Hamamura 2–6, 6–4, 2–6. Moore then played six tournaments in Italy with her best result coming at a $25,000 in Padova where she reached the quarterfinals after defeating Tereza Mrdeža 6–2, 6–0 and Maria Joao Koehler 6–1, 6–3. However she fell in the quarterfinals to Audrey Bergot 0–6,2–6. Moore continued to play European tournaments on the ITF Women's Circuit in which she played in Hungary, Germany and France with Moore reaching a semi-final in a $25,000 tournament in Les Contamines-Montjoie where she lost to the number one seed Andrea Hlaváčková 4–6, 1–6. She also reached a quarterfinal in Versmold where she lost to the number four seed Aleksandra Krunić 4–6, 1–6.

Moore then returned to Australia to compete in seven $25,000 events. The first event was held in Darwin in which Moore made the quarterfinals and then defeated Victoria Larriere 6–3, 6–2. She lost in the semi-final to number three seed Naomi Cavaday 3–6, 4–6. After a second round loss in Alice Springs to Pemra Özgen, Moore headed to Delhi for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in which Tennis first appeared in the games. Although she did not compete in the singles she did compete in the doubles with Olivia Rogowska. They opened the tournament in the quarterfinals after a first round bye due to them being seeded third. They opened with a 6–0, 6–1 win over Pinki Montlha and Nthabiseng Nqosa from Lesotho. Moore and Rogowska scraped through the semi-final with a 5–7, 6–3, 7–5 win over Nirupama Sanjeev and Poojashree Venkatesha from India to set up an all Australian final with Anastasia Rodionova and Sally Peers. Moore and Rogowska won silver after going down in the final in three sets 3–6, 6–2, 3–6. Moore then returned to Australia to finish off the remaining five $25,000 tournaments. She reached the second round in Mount Gambier after defeating Isabella Holland 5–7, 6–4, 6–4 but was shocked in the second round by qualifier Jade Hopper 4–6, 3–6. Moore reached the quarterfinal in Kalgoorlie where she defeated fourth seed Irina-Camelia Begu 6–3, 7–5. She lost the semi-final to Julia Glushko 7–6(1), 5–7, 4–6. Moore ended her season on the ITF Circuit with two first round losses in Esperance and Traralgon. Then a second round loss in Bendigo.

Moore finished 2010 with a win loss record of 34 wins to 29 losses on the. She also finished with a ranking of 250. Six places lower than she finished in 2009.


Moore began 2011 in qualifying at the 2011 Brisbane International losing in the first round to Ksenia Pervak 3–6, 0–6. Then at the 2011 Moorilla Hobart International Moore upset world number 122 Olivia Sanchez 6–4, 6–7(5), 6–2 in the first round of qualifying before going down in the next round to second seed Simona Halep 5–7, 0–6. Moore and Daniella Jeflea reached the quarterfinals in the Women's Doubles after defeating Maria Kondratieva and Sophie Lefèvre 6–3, 6–3. They lost in the quarterfinals to third seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci 1–6, 1–6. Moore was unable to compete in the 2011 Australian Open due to missing qualifying because poor weather in Hobart meant the tournament was delayed for a few days. Moore then began her year on the ITF Women's Circuit at the 2011 McDonald's Burnie International where she reached the second round. In February Moore and Noppawan Lertcheewakarn reached the final of the 2011 Malaysian Open where they lost to Dinara Safina and Galina Voskoboeva 5–7, 6–2, 5–10. This was Moore's first WTA final.

Moore then competed in WTA Tour qualifying events and $100,000 and $50,000 ITF events up until July with a win loss record of ten wins to twelve losses. Moore then decided that after a few years of constantly being on the road, she decided to take an indefinite break and experience what it was like to live an ordinary life.[4]

Moore finished 2011 with twelve wins and fifteen losses and a ranking of 412 after not playing for the second half of the year. However she still finished the year ranked 117 in doubles.


Moore returned to tennis at a $25,000 event in Ipswich where she qualified and made the second round. Moore then headed over to the United States to play five ITF tournaments with her best result coming at a $10,000 tournament in Hilton Head Island where she reached the final.

Later in July she won a $10,000 tournament in Knokke where she defeated Ysaline Bonaventure in the final 6–1, 7–6(7). and followed the result up with a quarterfinal again in Belgium but this time losing to Bonaventure 0–6, 5–7. After a string of early losses through Belgium and Australia, Moore turned her form around making a quarterfinal of a $25,000 event in Margaret River. She then made a semi-final in Traralgon taking out first seed and world number 110 Olivia Rogowska in the second round 1–6, 6–3, 6–3. Then eighth seed Sally Peers in the quarterfinal 6–4, 7–6(7). She went down to Arina Rodionova 6–7(7), 4–6. She finished her year on the ITF circuit in Bendigo going down the first round to Alison Bai 6–7(7), 6–3, 6–7(9). Moore lost in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open Wildcard Playoff against Arina Rodionova 5–7, 3–6.

Moore finished 2012 with a win loss record off 27 wins and 14 losses and a ranking of 414 which is 2 places lower than her end of year ranking in 2011.


Moore started the year at the 2013 Moorilla Hobart International after receiving a wild card into qualifying. She lost in the opening round to world number 129 Duan Yingying 3–6, 5–7. Moore again received a wildcard this time into qualifying at the 2013 Australian Open where she beaten convincingly 2–6, 1–6 by Karin Knapp. Moore then competed at the 2013 McDonald's Burnie International where she qualified into the main draw where she stunned fourth seed Erika Sema in the first round 6–3, 6–2 before being crushed by Sun Shengnan 6–3, 6–0. Moore also reached the doubles final alongside Bojana Bobusic.

In early March Moore reached the final of a $10,000 tournament where she defeated sixth and eighth seeds Tamara Čurović and Kaori Onishi in the quarterfinals and the semi-finals. She played Viktorija Rajicic in the final. Moore took the first set before Rajicic came storming back to win the match 7–5, 3–6, 2–6. After early losses in tournaments in Australia and the USA Moore returned to form reaching another final in a $10,000 tournament this time in Bethany Beach. She lost the final 6–7(3), 3–6 to Brianna Morgan. She backed this up with a quarterfinal appearance the next week in a $10,000 tournament in Buffalo losing to returning former top 30 player Alisa Kleybanova 4–6, 2–6.

After four straight first round losses more reached the final of a $15,000 tournament in Cairns. She knocked out world number 487 Miyu Kato in the quarterfinals 6–3, 3–6, 6–4 and world number 290 and the tournaments first seed Zuzana Zlochová in the semi-finals 6–2, 3–6, 6–2. She was defeated in the final 3–6, 6–3, 2–6 by Azra Hadzic. Moore finished her year on the ITF Circuit with a second round defeat at the $50,000 2013 Bendigo Women's International (2). She defeated Nives Baric in the first round 6–2, 6–3. She then went down to second seed Olivia Rogowska 2–6, 3–6.

Moore finished her year playing at the Australian Open Wilcard Playoff where she stunned second seed and world number 163 Anastasia Rodionova 5–7, 6–1, 9–7. She went down in the quarterfinals to seventh seed Viktorija Rajicic 2–6, 6–3, 2–6. Moore finished 2013 with a ranking of number 470.


Moore commenced 2014 by losing in the qualifying rounds of the 2014 Apia International Sydney then returned to play on the ITF circuit in Australia and Asia for the rest of the year. Her best performances were semi-finals in Mildura (in March), Zhengzhou (in May) and a finalist in Toowoomba (in October). Moore finished 2014 with a ranking of number 409.


Moore commenced 2015 by losing in qualifying rounds of the 2015 Apia International Sydney and 2015 Australian Open before returning to the Australian ITF circuit, where she made 3 consecutive quarterfinals in Clare, Port Pirie and Mildura (in February and March). Moore then headed to the USA and continues to play on the ITF circuit. Following a quarter final result at Indian Harbour Beach, Moore's ranking re-entered the top 300.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

WTA Tour finals (0–1)[edit]

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)

Doubles (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Runner-up 1. 6 March 2011 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard Thailand Noppawan Lertcheewakarn Russia Dinara Safina
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
7–5, 2–6, [10–5]

ITF Circuit singles finals: 10 (4–6)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 18 June 2007 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland Clay Liechtenstein Stephanie Vogt 4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 2. 30 July 2007 United Kingdom Ilkley, Great Britain Grass South Africa Lizaan Du Plessis 6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. 22 October 2007 Australia Traralgon, Australia Hard Indonesia Sandy Gumulya 6–4, 6–4
Winner 4. 7 July 2008 Italy Rome, Italy Clay Austria Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 28 May 2012 United States Hilton Head Island, United States Hard Japan Mayo Hibi 3–6, 1–6
Winner 6. 16 July 2012 Belgium Knokke, Belgium Clay Belgium Ysaline Bonaventure 6–1, 7–6(7)
Runner-up 7. 4 March 2013 Australia Sydney, Australia Hard Australia Viktorija Rajicic 7–5, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 8. 10 June 2013 United States Bethany Beach, United States Clay United States Brianna Morgan 6–7(7), 3–6
Runner-up 9. 16 September 2013 Australia Cairns, Australia Hard Australia Azra Hadzic 3–6, 6–3, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 18 October 2014 Australia Toowoomba, Australia Hard Sweden Ellen Allgurin 1–6, 3–6

Doubles: 31 (22–9)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1 May 2007 United Kingdom Bournemouth, Great Britain Clay Australia Alenka Hubacek Austria Melanie Klaffner
Switzerland Nicole Riner
5–7 6–4 6–4
Runner-up 1. 8 October 2007 Australia Rockhampton, Australia Hard Australia Alison Bai United States Courtney Nagle
United States Robin Stephenson
4–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 30 May 2008 Italy Galatina, Italy Clay Austria Melanie Klaffner Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves
Argentina María Irigoyen
3–6, 6–1, [10–6]
Runner-up 2. 13 June 2008 Italy Campobasso, Italy Clay Italy Nicole Clerico Argentina María Irigoyen
Brazil Roxane Vaisemberg
3–6 2–6
Runner-up 3. 10 October 2008 Australia Traralgon, Australia Hard Australia Jarmila Gajdošová South Africa Natalie Grandin
United States Robin Stephenson
4–6 2–6
Winner 3. 1 February 2010 Australia Burnie, Australia Hard Russia Arina Rodionova Hungary Tímea Babos
Russia Anna Arina Marenko
6–1, 6–4
Winner 4. 21 February 2010 Australia Mildura, Australia Grass Australia Casey Dellacqua Australia Jarmila Groth
Australia Jade Hopper
6–2, 7–6
Winner 5. 7 March 2010 Australia Sydney, Australia Hard Australia Casey Dellacqua Australia Sophie Ferguson
Australia Trudi Musgrave
Winner 6. 3 May 2010 Australia Bundaberg, Australia Clay Australia Marija Mirkovic Australia Viktorija Rajicic
Australia Emelyn Starr
6–3 1–6 10–7
Winner 7. 1 November 2010 Australia Kalgoorlie, Australia Hard Australia Daniella Jeflea Hungary Tímea Babos
Australia Monika Wejnert
6–4 2–6 6–4
Winner 8. 8 November 2010 Australia Esperance, Australia Hard Australia Daniella Jeflea Japan Chiaki Okadaue
Japan Remi Tezuka
7–6 (7) 6–3
Winner 9. 30 April 2012 United States Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
Ukraine Alyona Sotnikova
6–7 (6) 6–3 10–8
Runner-up 4. 28 January 2013 Australia Burnie, Australia Hard Australia Bojana Bobusic Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Erika Sema
Runner-up 5. 4 March 2013 Australia Sydney, Australia Hard Australia Anja Dokic Australia Alison Bai
Australia Tyra Calderwood
6–7 4–6
Runner-up 6. 6 May 2013 United States Raleigh, United States Clay Australia Sally Peers United States Asia Muhammad
United States Allie Will
3–6, 3–6
Winners 10. 28 February 2014 Australia Port Pirie, Australia Hard Bulgaria Aleksandrina Naydenova Japan Miyabi Inoue
Japan Hiroko Kuwata
6–4, 6–3
Runners-up 7. 7 March 2014 Australia Mildura, Australia Grass Bulgaria Aleksandrina Naydenova South Korea Su-jeong Jang
South Korea So-ra Lee
1–6, 6–1, [4–10]
Winners 11. 5 April 2014 Australia Glen Iris, Australia Clay Bulgaria Aleksandrina Naydenova Australia Tammi Patterson
Australia Ellen Perez
6–4, 6–2
Winners 12. 13 April 2014 Australia Melbourne, Australia Clay Bulgaria Aleksandrina Naydenova Japan Miyu Kato
Japan Yuuki Tanaka
7–5, 6–7(5–7), [10–7]
Winners 13. 6 October 2014 Australia Cairns, Australia Hard Australia Abbie Myers Japan Ayaka Okuno
Australia Alison Bai
6–2, 6–2
Winners 14. 13 October 2014 Australia Toowoomba, Australia Hard Australia Abbie Myers Australia Lizette Cabrera
Australia Priscilla Hon
6–3, 6–3
Runners-up 8. 20 October 2014 Australia Perth, Australia Hard Australia Abbie Myers Ukraine Veronika Kapshay
France Alizé Lim
2–6, 6–2, [7–10]
Winners 15. 9 November 2014 Australia Bendigo, Australia Hard Australia Abbie Myers Australia Naiktha Bains
Australia Karolina Wlodarczak
6–4, 6–0
Winners 16. 14 November 2014 Australia Bendigo, Australia Hard Australia Abbie Myers Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai
Thailand Varunya Wongteanchai
3–6, 6–1, [10–6]
Winner 17. 27 February 2015 Australia Clare, Australia Hard United States Jennifer Elie Japan Mana Ayukawa
Japan Kotomi Takahata
6–3, 7–5
Winner 18. 6 March 2015 Australia Port Pirie, Australia Hard Australia Abbie Myers China Liu Chang
China Tian Ran
6–0, 6–3
Runners-up 9. 11 April 2015 United States Jackson, United States Clay Czech Republic Kateřina Kramperová United States Alexa Guarachi
United States Caitlin Whoriskey
7–6(7–4), 3–6, [9–11]
Winner 19. 25 July 2015 Canada Granby, Canada Hard Australia Storm Sanders United Kingdom Laura Robson
Canada Erin Routliffe
7–5, 6–2
Winner 20. 1 August 2015 Canada Gatineau, Canada Hard Canada Carol Zhao Mexico Victoria Rodríguez
Mexico Marcela Zacarías
6–3, 6–4
Winner 21. 16 August 2015 United States Landisville, United States Hard Serbia Ivana Jorović United States Brynn Boren
United States Nadja Gilchrist
6–1, 6–3
Winner 22. 10 October 2015 Australia Cairns, Australia Hard Australia Storm Sanders United States Jennifer Elie
United States Asia Muhammad
6–0, 6–3

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 2R 2R Q1 Q1 Q2 2–3
French Open 0–0
Wimbledon Q1 0–0
US Open 1R 2R Q1 1–2
Win–Loss 0–2 2–2 1–1 3–5

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1-9
French Open 0–0
Wimbledon 1R 0–1
US Open 0–0
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–10


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  2. ^ "Moore loses, but more could be in store". Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Local hopes Carsten Ball and Jessica Moore into Australian Open". Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Back for Moore tennis after break from the game". Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "BIGGEST MOVERS: MILESTONES FOR THE SPECIAL KS". 12 May 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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