|Country (sports)||South Korea|
|Born||2 December 1997|
Sangju, South Korea
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||US $2,597,308|
|Career record||64–65 (49.6% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main-draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 52 (1 November 2021)|
|Current ranking||No. 198 (4 December 2023)|
|Grand Slam singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2022)|
|French Open||3R (2021)|
|US Open||2R (2020, 2022)|
|Career record||7–13 (35.0% at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 227 (3 October 2022)|
|Current ranking||No. 515 (25 September 2023)|
|Grand Slam doubles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2022)|
|French Open||1R (2020, 2022)|
|US Open||1R (2021, 2022)|
|Davis Cup||9–3 (singles 9–2, doubles 0–1)|
|Last updated on: 26 September 2023.|
|Revised Romanization||Gwon Sunu|
Kwon Soon-woo (Korean: 권순우; born 2 December 1997) is a South Korean professional tennis player. He has been ranked as high as world No. 52 ranking by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), which he first achieved in November 2021. He also has a career-high doubles ranking of world No. 227, attained in October 2022. Since turning professional in 2015, Kwon has won two ATP, three ATP Challenger Tour and five ITF World Tennis Tour singles titles.
He broke into the top 100 of the ATP singles rankings in August 2019 after reaching the quarterfinals at the Los Cabos Open and contested his first ATP Tour final at the Astana Open in September 2021, where he won his maiden title and made his top 60 debut. In January 2023, he won his second ATP Tour title at the Adelaide International as a lucky loser, becoming the first Korean to win multiple ATP titles.
Kwon was born in a small town Sangju and began playing tennis at age 10. He moved to Seoul at age 16 and attended high school there with Lee Duck-hee, another future ATP Tour player. His father Younghun is a talented amateur tennis player and introduced him to tennis. His favorite surface is hard and favorite shots are down-the-line forehand and drop shot.
2018–2019: ATP Tour & Grand Slam & top 100 debuts
He made his top 100 debut on 5 August 2019 at world No. 97, after reaching the quarterfinals as a qualifier at the 2019 Los Cabos Open.
2020–2021: First major win at the US Open; French Open third round, maiden ATP title
In February 2020, Kwon reached four consecutive ATP Tour-level quarterfinals in Pune, New York, Delray Beach and Acapulco. As a result, Kwon rose to a career-high ranking of 69 on 2 March 2020. Kwon defeated world No. 24, Dušan Lajović, in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals in Acapulco, which was his first ATP 500 event. He lost to eventual champion Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals.
Kwon reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career at the 2021 French Open where he defeated South African Kevin Anderson and Andreas Seppi before losing to another Italian ninth seed and eventual quarterfinalist Matteo Berrettini.
Despite losing in qualifying at the Eastbourne International, Kwon entered with a second-round bye as a lucky loser after Reilly Opelka withdrew. He made the semifinals before falling to Alex de Minaur. Kwon was competing in his maiden ATP Tour semifinal after winning his first quarterfinal in his eighth attempt against Ilya Ivashka.
In Astana, Kwon won his first ATP Tour-level title. There, he defeated qualifier Evgeny Donskoy, third seed Dušan Lajović, and seventh seed Laslo Đere to reach his second ATP semifinal. In the semifinal, he defeated home favourite and second seed Alexander Bublik to advance to his first ATP Tour-level final. He defeated James Duckworth in straight sets to win his first ATP title and became the first South Korean to win on the ATP Tour and only the second Korean to win a tour-level title in the Open era since 2003 Sydney champion Hyung-Taik Lee. As a result, he reached a new career-high of No. 57 on 27 September 2021.
2022: Maiden ATP 500 singles semifinal, Australian Open doubles third round
Ranked No. 120 at the Japan Open, he reached the quarterfinals for a second time at the ATP 500-level defeating sixth seed Alex de Minaur and Mackenzie McDonald. He defeated Pedro Martínez to reach his first ATP 500-level semifinal. As a result, he moved more than 30 positions up in the rankings, back into the top 100.
2023: Second title won as lucky loser
He won his second career ATP title in Adelaide, defeating Roberto Bautista Agut in three sets. In doing so, he became the first Korean to win multiple ATP titles. He became the first lucky loser to reach the final in Adelaide's tournament history, the first to win an ATP Tour title since Marco Cecchinato in Budapest in 2018 and tenth overall.
After a six months hiatus, he returned to the 2023 US Open (tennis), using protected ranking.
Kwon represented South Korea at the 2022 Davis Cup Finals and recorded his first victory over a top-20 player by defeating world No. 13, Félix Auger-Aliassime 7–6(5), 6–3 in the group stage tie versus Canada.
Current through the 2023 ABN AMRO Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||1R||Q1||1R||1R||2R||1R||0 / 5||1–5|
|French Open||A||A||Q1||1R||3R||1R||A||0 / 3||2–3|
|Wimbledon||Q1||A||1R||NH||2R||1R||A||0 / 3||1–3|
|US Open||Q1||A||1R||2R||1R||2R||1R||0 / 5||2–5|
|Win–loss||0–0||0–1||0–2||1–3||3–4||2–4||0–2||0 / 16||6–16|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||NH||1R||1R||A||0 / 2||0–2|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||NH||1R||1R||A||0 / 2||0–2|
|Monte-Carlo Masters||A||A||A||NH||A||Q1||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||NH||A||1R||A||0 / 1||0–1|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||Q1||A||Q1||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|Canadian Open||A||A||1R||NH||A||Q2||A||0 / 1||0–1|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||A||Q2||Q1||Q1||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|Shanghai Masters||A||A||A||Not Held||A||0 / 1||0–0|
|Paris Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0|
|Win–loss||0–0||0–0||0–1||0–0||0–2||0–3||0 / 7||0–6|
|Davis Cup||Z1||Z1||Z1||A||WG1||RR||0 / 0||9–2|
|Titles / Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||1 / 1||0 / 0||1 / 1||2 / 2|
Current through the 2022 Korea Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||1R||A||3R||0 / 2||2–2|
|French Open||A||A||1R||A||1R||0 / 2||0–2|
|Wimbledon||A||A||NH||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1|
|US Open||A||A||A||1R||1R||0 / 2||0–2|
|Win–loss||0–0||0–0||0–2||0–1||2–4||0 / 7||2–7|
|Davis Cup||Z1||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–1|
|Titles / Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0|
ATP career finals
Singles: 2 (2 titles)
|Win||1–0||Sep 2021||Astana Open, Kazakhstan||250 Series||Hard (i)||James Duckworth||7–6(8–6), 6–3|
|Win||2–0||Jan 2023||Adelaide International 2, Australia||250 Series||Hard||Roberto Bautista Agut||6–4, 3–6, 7–6(7–4)|
- These records were attained in the Open era of tennis.
|Tournament||Year||Record accomplished||Player tied|
|Adelaide International||2023||Winning an ATP tournament as lucky loser||Heinz Günthardt|
- indicates the outcome of the Davis Cup match followed by the score, date, place of event, the zonal classification and its phase, and the court surface.
|Rubber outcome||Rubber||Match type (partner if any)||Opponent nation||Opponent player(s)||Score|
|1–3; 3–5 February 2017; Gimcheon Sports Town Tennis Courts, Gimcheon, South Korea; Group I Asia/Oceania First round; Hard surface|
|Defeat||IV||Singles||Uzbekistan||Denis Istomin||6–3, 6–7(5–7), 2–6, 6–7(12–14)|
|2–3; 7–9 April 2017; ASB Tennis Arena, Auckland, New Zealand; Group I Asia/Oceania First round play-offs; Hard surface|
|Victory||II||Singles||New Zealand||Michael Venus||6–2, 6–2, 7–6(7–1)|
|Victory||IV||Singles||José Statham||6–3, 6–2, 6–4|
|2–3; 15–17 September 2017; Yang Gu Tennis Park, Yang Gu, South Korea; Group I Asia/Oceania Second round play-offs; Hard surface|
|Victory||II||Singles||Chinese Taipei||Jason Jung||6–3, 6–4, 2–6, 7–6(7–4)|
|0–4; 2–3 February 2018; Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad, Pakistan; Group I Asia/Oceania First round; Grass surface|
|Defeat||I||Singles||Pakistan||Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi||3–6, 6–1, 6–7(6–8)|
|Defeat||III||Doubles (with Lim Yong-kyu)||Aqeel Khan||6–7(8–10), 4–6|
|3–1; 14–15 September 2019; Guiyang Olympic Sports Center Tennis Stadium, Guiyang, China; Group I Asia/Oceania; Hard surface|
|Victory||I||Singles||China||Zhang Zhizhen||7–6(7–4), 6–7(4–7), 7–5|
|Victory||IV||Singles||Bai Yan||6–4, 6–3|
|3–1; 17–18 September 2021; The International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport, USA; World Group I; Grass surface|
|Victory||II||Singles||New Zealand||Finn Reynolds||7–6(7–1), 6–3|
|Victory||IV||Singles||Rubin Statham||6–3, 6–3|
Challenger and Futures finals
Singles: 11 (8–3)
|Win||1–0||Nov 2015||Cambodia F1, Phnom Penh||Futures||Hard||Son Ji-hoon||7–5, 6–1|
|Win||2–0||Dec 2015||Cambodia F2, Phnom Penh||Futures||Hard||Huang Liang-chi||6–3, 6–3|
|Win||3–0||Mar 2016||Japan F2, Nishitōkyō||Futures||Hard||Yuya Kibi||6–3, 6–4|
|Win||4–0||Jul 2016||Korea F5, Gimcheon||Futures||Hard||Cho Min-hyeok||6–4, 6–4|
|Win||5–0||Dec 2016||Thailand F5, Hua Hin||Futures||Hard||Daniel Altmaier||6–2, 6–2|
|Loss||5–1||Mar 2017||Yokohama, Japan||Challenger||Hard||Yūichi Sugita||4–6, 6–2, 6–7(2–7)|
|Loss||5–2||May 2017||Seoul, Korea Rep.||Challenger||Hard||Thomas Fabbiano||6–1, 4–6, 3–6|
|Loss||5–3||Sep 2018||Kaohsiung, Taiwan||Challenger||Hard (i)||Gaël Monfils||4–6, 6–2, 1–6|
|Win||6–3||Mar 2019||Yokohama, Japan||Challenger||Hard||Oscar Otte||7–6, 6–3|
|Win||7–3||May 2019||Seoul, Korea Rep.||Challenger||Hard||Max Purcell||7–5, 7–5|
|Win||8–3||Feb 2021||Biella, Italy||Challenger||Hard (i)||Lorenzo Musetti||6–2, 6–3|
Doubles: 6 (2–4)
|Win||1–0||Sep 2015||Korea F6, Ansung||Futures||Clay (i)||Son Ji-hoon|| Nam Ji-sung
|6–7(4–7), 6–3, [13–11]|
|Loss||1–1||Nov 2015||Cambodia F1, Phnom Penh||Futures||Hard||Son Ji-hoon|| Lee Kuan-yi
|7–6(8–6), 4–6, [11–13]|
|Win||2–1||Mar 2016||Japan F2, Nishitōkyō||Futures||Hard||Chung Yun-seong|| Issei Okamura
|2–6, 6–2, [10–3]|
|Loss||2–2||Dec 2016||Thailand F5, Hua Hin||Futures||Hard||Lee Jea-moon|| Sadio Doumbia
|Loss||2–3||Jun 2018||Korea F3, Daegu||Futures||Hard||Lim Yong-kyu|| Chung Yun-seong
|Loss||2–4||Jun 2019||Surbiton, United Kingdom||Challenger||Grass||Ramkumar Ramanathan|| Marcel Granollers
|6–4, 3–6, [2–10]|
Record against top 10 players
Kwon's record against players who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who are active in boldface. Only ATP Tour main draw and Davis Cup matches are considered:
|Player||Record||Win %||Hard||Clay||Grass||Last match|
|Number 1 ranked players|
|Rafael Nadal||0–1||0%||0–1||–||–||Lost (2–6, 1–6) at 2020 Acapulco|
|Carlos Alcaraz||0–2||0%||0–1||0–1||–||Lost (4–6, 6–7(1–7)) at 2022 Davis Cup|
|Novak Djokovic||0–2||0%||–||0–1||0–1||Lost (3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 4–6) at 2022 Wimbledon Championships|
|Number 2 ranked players|
|Alexander Zverev||0–1||0%||0–1||–||–||Lost (4–6, 6–7(4–7)) at 2023 Rotterdam|
|Number 3 ranked players|
|Milos Raonic||1–0||100%||1–0||–||–||Won (7–6(7–4), 6–7(4–7), 6–4) at 2020 New York Open|
|Marin Čilić||0–1||0%||0–1||–||–||Lost (2–6, 6–2, 5–7) at 2021 Singapore|
|Number 4 ranked players|
|Holger Rune||2–0||100%||1–0||1–0||–||Won (3–6, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2) at 2022 Australian Open|
|Number 5 ranked players|
|Kevin Anderson||1–0||100%||–||1–0||–||Won (5–7, 6–4, 2–6, 7–6(7–4)) at 2021 French Open|
|Andrey Rublev||0–4||0%||0–3||0–1||–||Lost (3–6, 0–6, 4–6) at 2022 US Open|
|Number 6 ranked players|
|Félix Auger-Aliassime||1–0||100%||1–0||–||–||Won (7–6(7–5), 6–3) at 2022 Davis Cup|
|Matteo Berrettini||0–1||0%||–||0–1||–||Lost (6–7(3–7), 3–6, 4–6) at 2021 French Open|
|Number 7 ranked players|
|David Goffin||1–0||100%||1–0||–||–||Won (3–6, 6–1, 6–3) at 2023 Davis Cup|
|Fernando Verdasco||1–0||100%||1–0||–||–||Won (6–2, 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–3) at 2022 US Open|
|Richard Gasquet||1–1||50%||1–1||–||–||Lost (5–7, 4–6) at 2022 Montpellier|
|Number 8 ranked players|
|Karen Khachanov||0–1||0%||–||–||0–1||Lost (6–7(6–8), 4–6, 6–4, 5–7) at 2019 Wimbledon Championships|
|Cameron Norrie||0–2||0%||0–1||0–1||–||Lost (5–7, 5–7) at 2022 Madrid Masters|
|Number 9 ranked players|
|Roberto Bautista Agut||1–0||100%||1–0||–||–||Won (6–4, 3–6, 7–6(7–4)) at 2023 Adelaide 2|
|Number 10 ranked players|
|Lucas Pouille||1–0||100%||1–0||–||–||Won (7–6(7–4), 6–2) at 2019 Zhuhai|
|Pablo Carreño Busta||1–2||33%||1–1||0–1||–||Won (3–6, 6–4, 6–4) at 2023 Adelaide 2|
|Denis Shapovalov||0–2||0%||0–2||–||–||Lost (6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–3), 7–6(8–6), 5–7, 2–6) at 2022 Australian Open|
|Frances Tiafoe||0–2||0%||0–2||–||–||Lost (2–6, 6–0, 4–6) at 2022 Tokyo|
|* statistics correct as of 30 January 2023[update].|
Record against players ranked No. 11–20
Active players are in boldface.
- *As of 30 January 2022[update]
ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors
Singles: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner-up)
|Category GA (0–0)|
|Category G1 (0–0)|
|Category G2 (0–0)|
|Category G3 (1–0)|
|Category G4 (0–0)|
|Category G5 (3–1)|
|Loss||0–1||Apr 2013||2013 Gimcheon International Junior Championships, South Korea||G5||Hard||Chung Yun-seong||4–6, 3–6|
|Win||1–1||Apr 2014||2014 Gimcheon International Junior Championships, South Korea||G5||Hard||Shin San-hui||6–3, 6–0|
|Win||2–1||Sep 2014||China Junior 15 Guangzhou, China||G3||Hard||Daniel Nolan||6–1, 6–2|
|Win||3–1||Apr 2015||2015 ITF Sunchang International Junior Championships, South Korea||G5||Hard||Christopher Yun||5–1 ret.|
|Win||4–1||Apr 2015||2015 Gimcheon International Junior Championships, South Korea||G5||Hard||Im Seong-taek||6–1, 6–2|
Doubles: 6 (3 titles, 3 runners-up)
|Category GA (0–0)|
|Category G1 (0–1)|
|Category G2 (0–1)|
|Category G3 (0–0)|
|Category G4 (2–0)|
|Category G5 (1–1)|
|Loss||0–1||Jun 2012||2012 Gimcheon International Junior Championships, South Korea||G5||Hard||Kim Young-seok||Hong Seong-chan||3–6, 2–6|
|Win||1–1||Apr 2013||2013 Jeju International Junior Championships, South Korea||G4||Hard||Oh Chan-yeong||Han Jin-sung||6–3, 6–2|
|Win||2–1||Apr 2013||2013 Sunchang International Junior Championships, South Korea||G5||Hard||Oh Chan-yeong||Lee Min-hyun||6–4, 3–6, [10–1]|
|Win||3–1||Apr 2014||2014 Jeju International Junior Championships, South Korea||G4||Hard||Go Hyun-sik||Lim Min-seob||6–4, 7–5|
|Loss||3–2||Nov 2014||2014 Lee Duk Hee Cup Chuncheon International Junior Tennis Championships, South Korea||G2||Hard||Oh Chan-yeong||Jake Delaney||6–3, 3–6, [8–10]|
|Loss||3–3||Nov 2014||2014 Seogwipo Asia Oceania International Junior Tennis Championships, South Korea||G1||Hard||Shin San-hui||Shohei Chikami||3–6, 4–6|
- ATP Staff (26 September 2021). "First-Time Winner Spotlight: Soonwoo Kwon". ATP Tour. ATP Tour, Inc. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
- "#NextGenATP de Minaur, Kwon Earn Australian Open Wild Cards".
- "Kwon Soon-woo reaches semifinals at Eastbourne International".
- "Lorenzo Sonego Reaches Second Final of Season at Eastbourne".
- "Kwon Captures Maiden ATP Tour Title In Nur-Sultan"."Kwon the first South Korean to win on ATP Tour in 18 years". Reuters. 27 September 2021.
- "Kwon Soon-woo rises to 57th in world tennis rankings after first ATP Tour title". 27 September 2021.
- "ATP Tokyo Quarterfinal Predictions Including Nick Kyrgios vs Taylor Fritz". 6 October 2022.
- "Kwon Edges Bautista Agut To Seal Stunning Adelaide Triumph". 14 January 2023.
- "History in Adelaide: Lucky loser Kwon becomes first Korean to win multiple ATP singles titles". 14 January 2023.
- Park Yoon-jin (May 22, 2023). "원더걸스 유빈, 9살 연하 韓 테니스 간판 권순우와 열애 인정…"좋은 감정으로 만남 중" [공식]" [Wonder Girls' Yubin admits to dating Kwon Soon-woo, a Korean tennis player who is 9 years younger... "Meeting with good feelings" [Official]] (in Korean). My Daily. Retrieved May 22, 2023 – via Naver.
- Jung, Hee-yeon (October 5, 2023). "유빈-권순우 결별 "응원하는 친구로 남기로" [공식입장]" [Yubin and Kwon Soonwoo break up, “We will remain as supportive friends” [Official statement]] (in Korean). SportsDonga. Retrieved October 5, 2023 – via Naver.
- "Korea to play Uzbekistan in Davis Cup qualifier". 1 February 2017.
- "Canada rallies against Korea Republic to win 2–1". 14 September 2022.
- "ATP Budapest: Lucky loser Marco Cecchinato wins the first ATP title". tennisworldusa.org. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
Cecchinato is the ninth player in the Open era who won an ATP title as a lucky loser and the third in the last two seasons after Andrey Rublev and Leonardo Mayer in Umag and Hamburg last July.