Mashona Washington

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Mashona Washington
Mashona Washington at Bank of the West Classic qualifying 2010-07-25 1.JPG
Country  United States
Residence Houston, Texas, U.S.
Born (1976-05-31) May 31, 1976 (age 38)
Flint, Michigan, U.S.
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Turned pro 1995
Retired 2012
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US $975,863
Singles
Career record 373-353
Career titles 0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 50 (November 8, 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2r (2005)
French Open 1r (2005, 2006)
Wimbledon 3r (2005)
US Open 2r (2002)
Doubles
Career record 213-207
Career titles 0 WTA, 13 ITF
Highest ranking No. 55 (July 18, 2005)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2005)
French Open 2R (2004)
Wimbledon 3R (2003)
US Open 3R (1998 & 2004)
Last updated on: April 26, 2010.

Mashona Washington (born May 31, 1976, in Flint, Michigan) is a professional tennis player from the United States.

Mashona's career high singles ranking is no. 50 which she reached on November 8, 2004, and her career high doubles ranking is no. 55 which she reached on July 18, 2005. Mashona retired from professional tennis on 2012, aged 36.

Biography[edit]

Early Years[edit]

Washington attended high school in Michigan, moved to Delray Beach, Florida in her sophomore year, graduating from Lake Worth Christian School, Boynton Beach, Florida in 1994, and moved to Houston, Texas, in 1997.[1]

Tennis career[edit]

As a junior player, Washington won the US Indoor National 18s in 1992, and was a finalist at the US National Hardcourt 16s and US Indoor National 16s in 1991. She turned professional in 1995.

After a slow start to her professional career, Washington's breakthrough year came in 2004 when she broke into the world's top-100 for the first time and then finished the year ranked in the top-50. She recorded her first win against a top-10 player when she defeated Maria Sharapova at New Haven, and reached her first top-level singles final in Tokyo where she lost to Sharapova.

She also came within a hair's breadth of beating Maria Sharapova in the first round of the 2006 French Open. She served for the match at 5–2, but could not hold serve. At 5–4 in the third set, she held match points before the then World No.4 broke back and won the final set 7–5.

In 2005, she reached the third round at Wimbledon, where Elena Dementieva beat her 7-5 6-1.

She joined the Washington Kastles in 2008.

She is now a member of the Boston Lobsters since 2010

Personal life[edit]

She is the younger sister of MaliVai Washington, who reached the men's singles final at Wimbledon in 1996.

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 W–L
Women's Singles
Australian Open A A A A A Q1 Q2 A Q1 1R Q3 2R A A A 1-2
French Open A A A A A Q1 Q2 Q1 Q1 Q1 Q2 1R 1R A A 0-2
Wimbledon A A A A Q1 Q2 1R Q2 Q1 Q1 2R 3R 2R A Q1 4-4
US Open Q2 Q1 Q1 Q3 1R 1R 1R Q2 2R Q2 1R 1R A A A 1-6

Grand Slam doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 W–L
Women's Singles
Australian Open A A A A 1R A A A A 1R 2R 1R A A A 1-4
French Open A A A A A A A A A 2R 1R 1R A A A 1-3
Wimbledon A A A A 1R A A A 3R 1R 2R 2R A 1R A 4-6
US Open A A A 3R 1R A A A 1R 3R 1R A A A 1R 4-6

WTA Finals[edit]

Singles 1 (0-1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-Up 1. 04 Octomber 2004 Japan Tokyo Hard Russia Maria Sharapova 0-6, 1-6

Doubles 2 (0-2)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. October 4, 2004 Japan Tokyo Hard United States Jennifer Hopkins Japan Shinobu Asagoe
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
1-6, 4-6
Runner-up 2. February 24, 2008 United States Memphis Hard United States Angela Haynes United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Lisa Raymond
3-6, 1-6

ITF Singles Finals 11 (2-9)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Titles by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-Up 1. July 4, 1994 United States Indianapolis Hard Puerto Rico Kristina Brandi 1-6, 3-6
Runner-Up 1. June 24, 1995 United States Hilton Head Hard United States Kori Davidson 1-6, 4-6
Runner-Up 3. January 5, 1998 United States San Antonio Hard Slovakia Andrea Sebova 5-7, 1-6
Runner-Up 4. January 26, 1998 United States Clearwater Hard Puerto Rico Kristina Brandi 1-6, 2-6
Runner-Up 5. April 9, 2001 United States Columbus Hard France Lea Ghirardi 4-6, 3-6
Winner 1. September 24, 2001 United States Albuquerque Hard United States Marissa Gould 7-5, 6-3
Runner-Up 6. February 5, 2002 United States Midland Hard China Li Na 1-6, 2-6
Runner-Up 7. March 23, 2004 United States Redding Hard United Kingdom Anne Keothavong 3-6, 6-2, 6-7
Runner-Up 8. May 4, 2004 United States Raleigh Hard United States Marissa Gould 3-6, 3-6
Winner 2. May 26, 2008 United States Carson Hard United States Alexa Glatch 7-5, 6-4
Runner-Up 9. June 8, 2009 United States El Paso Hard Canada Valerie Tetreault 4-6, 3-6

ITF Doubles finals 26 (13-13)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. January 5, 1998 United States San Antonio Hard South Africa Kim Grant Slovakia Andrea Sebova
Slovakia Silvia Urickova
4-6, 7-6(3), 6-2
Runner-up 1. September 21, 1998 United States Seattle Hard United States Lilia Osterloh Belgium Els Callens
United States Liezel Huber
2-6, 6-3, 3-6
Winner 2. May 1, 2000 United States Virginia Beach Hard United States Dawn Buth Australia Lisa McShea
South Africa Jessica Steck
1-6, 6-3, 7-6(2)
Runner-up 2. November 5, 2001 United States Pittsburgh Hard United States Karin Miller United States Lilia Osterloh
United States Katie Schlukebir
1-6, 4-6
Winner 3. October 15, 2002 United States Sedona Hard United States Jennifer Russell Venezuela Milagros Sequera
Australia Christina Wheeler
7-6(3), 7-5
Runner-up 3. March 16, 2004 United States Orange[disambiguation needed] Hard Australia Bryanne Stewart United States Jennifer Hopkins
United States Abigail Spears
6-3, 2-6, 6-0
Runner-up 4. March 23, 2004 United States Redding Hard United States Jennifer Hopkins United States Lilia Osterloh
United States Riza Zalameda
2-6, 4-6
Runner-up 6. May 31, 2005 United Kingdom Surbiton Grass United States Jennifer Hopkins Japan Rika Fujiwara
Japan Saori Obata
6-4, 4-6, 2-6
Winner 4. October 1, 2007 United States Troy Hard United States Angela Haynes Czech Republic Eva Hrdinova
Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
6-4, 6-2
Runner-up 7. November 12, 2007 United States La Quinta Grass United States Angela Haynes United States Christina Fusano
United States Ashley Harkleroad
2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 8. January 21, 2008 United States Waikoloa Hard United States Angela Haynes Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves
Argentina Betina Jozami
5-7, 4-6
Runner-up 9. November 10, 2008 United States San Diego Hard United States Angela Haynes United States Christina Fusano
United States Alexa Glatch
3-6, 3-6
Runner-up 10. January 19, 2009 United States Lutz Clay United States Story Tweedie-Yates United States Kimberly Couts
Canada Sharon Fichman
4-6, 5-7
Winner 5. September 21, 2009 United States Albuquerque Hard United States Riza Zalameda Hungary Melinda Czink
United States Lindsay Lee-Waters
6-3, 6-2
Winner 6. November 9, 2009 United States Phoenix Hard Canada Sharon Fichman Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
Georgia (country) Anna Tatishvili
4-6, 6-4, [10-8]
Runner-up 11. November 16, 2009 Canada Toronto Hard Canada Sharon Fichman Canada Maureen Drake
Canada Marianne Jodoin
3-2 RET
Winner 7. December 14, 2009 Mexico Veracruz Clay Slovakia Dominika Dieskova United States Chieh-Yu Hsu
Russia Nika Kukharchuk
7-5, 6-4
Winner 8. January 11, 2010 United States Plantation Clay France Aurélie Védy Argentina Jorgelina Cravero
Argentina María Irigoyen
6-0, 6-2
Winner 9. January 18, 2010 United States Lutz Clay France Aurélie Védy Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves
Argentina Florencia Molinero
6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 12. September 20, 2010 United States Albuquerque Hard United States Abigail Spears United States Lindsay Lee-Waters
United States Megan Moulton-Levy
2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Winner 10. November 1, 2010 United States Grapevine Hard United States Ahsha Rolle United States Julie Ditty
South Africa Chanelle Scheepers
5-7, 6-2, 6-2
Winner 11. January 10, 2011 United States Plantation Hard United States Ahsha Rolle United States Christina Fusano
United States Yasmin Schnack
6-4, 6-2
Winner 12. January 17, 2011 United States Lutz Clay United States Ahsha Rolle Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Canada Sharon Fichman
6-4, 6-4
Winner 13. September 26, 2011 United States Las Vegas Hard United States Alexa Glatch United States Varvara Lepchenko
United States Melanie Oudin
6-4, 6-2
Runner-up 13. October 10, 2011 United States Troy Hard United States Varvara Lepchenko Russia Elena Bovina
Russia Valeria Savinykh
6-7, 3-6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Getting to Know Mashona Washington". Newsroom. WTA. 2004-08-31. Retrieved 2009-03-19. 

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