|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Houston, Texas, U.S.|
May 31, 1976 |
Flint, Michigan, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||US $975,863|
|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)|
|US Open||2R (2002)|
|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)|
|US Open||3R (1998 & 2004)|
Mashona Washington (born May 31, 1976) is a retired 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 in 2012, aged 36.
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.
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.
She joined the Washington Kastles in 2008.
She is now a member of the Boston Lobsters since 2010
Grand Slam singles performance timeline
Grand Slam doubles performance timeline
Singles 1 (0-1)
|Runner-Up||1.||4 October 2004||Tokyo||Hard||Maria Sharapova||0-6, 1-6|
Doubles 2 (0-2)
|Runner-up||1.||October 4, 2004||Tokyo||Hard||Jennifer Hopkins|| Shinobu Asagoe
|Runner-up||2.||February 24, 2008||Memphis||Hard||Angela Haynes|| Lindsay Davenport
ITF Singles Finals 11 (2-9)
|Runner-Up||1.||July 4, 1994||Indianapolis||Hard||Kristina Brandi||1-6, 3-6|
|Runner-Up||1.||June 24, 1995||Hilton Head||Hard||Kori Davidson||1-6, 4-6|
|Runner-Up||3.||January 5, 1998||San Antonio||Hard||Andrea Sebova||5-7, 1-6|
|Runner-Up||4.||January 26, 1998||Clearwater||Hard||Kristina Brandi||1-6, 2-6|
|Runner-Up||5.||April 9, 2001||Columbus||Hard||Lea Ghirardi||4-6, 3-6|
|Winner||1.||September 24, 2001||Albuquerque||Hard||Marissa Gould||7-5, 6-3|
|Runner-Up||6.||February 5, 2002||Midland||Hard||Li Na||1-6, 2-6|
|Runner-Up||7.||March 23, 2004||Redding||Hard||Anne Keothavong||3-6, 6-2, 6-7|
|Runner-Up||8.||May 4, 2004||Raleigh||Hard||Marissa Gould||3-6, 3-6|
|Winner||2.||May 26, 2008||Carson||Hard||Alexa Glatch||7-5, 6-4|
|Runner-Up||9.||June 8, 2009||El Paso||Hard||Valérie Tétreault||4-6, 3-6|
ITF Doubles finals 26 (13-13)
- "Getting to Know Mashona Washington". Newsroom. WTA. 2004-08-31. Retrieved 2009-03-19.
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