Rebecca Marino

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Rebecca Marino
Rebecca Marino US Open 2011.jpg
Rebecca Marino at the 2011 US Open
Country (sports)  Canada
Residence Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Born (1990-12-16) December 16, 1990 (age 25)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 2008 (Indefinite break since February 2013)
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $462,287
Career record 150–109
Career titles 0 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest ranking No. 38 (July 11, 2011)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2011)
French Open 3R (2011)
Wimbledon 2R (2011)
US Open 2R (2010)
Career record 41–62
Career titles 0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 210 (June 21, 2010)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2012)
French Open 1R (2011)
Wimbledon 1R (2011)
US Open 1R (2011)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2011)
Last updated on: December 16, 2014.

Rebecca Marino (born December 16, 1990) is a Canadian former professional tennis player. On July 11, 2011, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 38. Marino was named Female Player of the Year by Tennis Canada two times, in 2010 and 2011. She decided in late February 2013 to take an indefinite break from tennis.[1][2] Marino is currently studying English literature at UBC and is part of its rowing team. She is also teaching kids at the university's tennis centre.[3]

Early life[edit]

Rebecca was born in Toronto to a family of Italian descent (her paternal grandparents were born in Caltanissetta) but she moved to Vancouver at age 2 and grew up there. She started playing tennis at age 10.[4] In 2009, she moved to Montreal to train at the National Training Centre.

Tennis career[edit]


Marino played the first event of her career in Vancouver in 2005. In 2006, she played first round qualifying at the Rogers Cup in Montreal as a wildcard. Marino won in 2008 her first singles title in Trecastagni on the ITF Circuit and two doubles titles on the same circuit.[4] She reached the second round for the second straight year at the 2009 Challenge Bell after a win in the first round over Lauren Albanese. Marino lost in the next round against Julia Görges.


Marino played the first Grand Slam of her career at the US Open. After winning three qualifying matches to enter the main draw, she beat Ksenia Pervak to set up a second round clash with World No. 4 Venus Williams. She lost after a thrilling and close first set which ended in a tiebreak. After the match, Venus said that now she knows what it is like playing herself.[5] Her next tournament was in Quebec City at the Challenge Bell where she beat fellow Canadian Heidi El Tabakh in the first round. Marino upset first seeded and World No. 14 Marion Bartoli in straight sets in the second round, which was her first career win against a Top 20 player. She lost her quarter-final match against Bethanie Mattek-Sands. She then stayed in the province of Quebec and played a 50K Challenger in Saguenay the following week. Marino didn't disappoint her Quebecer fans as she made it to the final and defeated American Alison Riske in three tough sets to win the tournament. She won her second straight 50K Challenger in Kansas City by defeating Edina Gallovits in the final. One week later, Marino won her third straight 50K Challenger in Troy where she defeated Ashley Weinhold. She lost in the semifinals of the 50K Challenger in Toronto against Alizé Lim of France, stopping her winning streak at 18.


Rebecca Marino at the 2011 Wimbledon Championships

At the Australian Open, Marino defeated Junri Namigata in the first round. She lost in the second round against 6th seed Francesca Schiavone with a score of 7–9 in the third set. In February, Marino reached her first WTA tour final at the event in Memphis, where she faced Magdaléna Rybáriková. She was forced to retire from the match after losing the first set because of an abdominal strain. Marino qualified for the BNP Paribas Open, but lost in the first round to Ekaterina Makarova. Following her first round exit, Marino took part in the inaugural Bahamas Women's Open a $100,000+H event part of the ITF Circuit. As the fourth seed, she defeated qualifier Sophie Ferguson in the first round, Pauline Parmentier, and another qualifier, Heather Watson to reach the semifinals, where she lost against fifth seeded Angelique Kerber. At the French Open, she won her first round match over Kateryna Bondarenko and her second round match against María José Martínez Sánchez. She lost against 13th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the third round, her best Grand Slam result so far. The next month, she reached the second round for her fourth straight Grand Slam at Wimbledon where she lost to Roberta Vinci. At the US Open, Marino lost for the first time of her career in the first round of a Grand Slam to Gisela Dulko. She reached the quarterfinals of the Challenge Bell for the second year in a row, after beating fellow Canadians Stéphanie Dubois and Aleksandra Wozniak in the first and second round respectively, but lost to Michaëlla Krajicek. At the last tournament of her season, the BGL Luxembourg Open, she surprised the second seed and No. 15 player in the world Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round. That was the second win of her career over a Top 20 player. She lost her second round match against qualifier Bibiane Schoofs.


Marino lost in the first round of the 2012 Australian Open to Gréta Arn. She took a break from tennis to deal with mental and physical fatigue from February to late August.[6] Marino made a comeback the second week of September at the $25,000 ITF in Redding. In only her fifth tournament since coming back, she defeated fellow Canadian Sharon Fichman to win the $25,000 ITF in Rock Hill.[7] She then lost a week later in the first round of the $50,000 ITF Challenger in Saguenay to Maria Sanchez, stopping her winning streak at 8 matches. At the $50,000 ITF in Toronto, Marino was forced to retire in her second round match after suffering an abdominal strain.[8] She was supposed to end her season at the $75,000 ITF in Phoenix, but had to withdraw following her injury.

At the 2013 Australian Open, her first Grand Slam since coming back, Marino made it to the main draw with her protected ranking of 115, but lost to Peng Shuai in the opening round.[9] After playing some ITF and WTA tournaments, she decided in late February to take a second break from tennis with no timetable for her return.[1][2]

WTA career finals[edit]

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

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 (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. February 19, 2011 International U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, United States Hard (i) Slovakia Magdaléna Rybáriková 2–6, ret.

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 10 (5 titles, 5 runners-up)[edit]

ITF $100,000 (0–0)
ITF $75,000 (0–0)
ITF $50,000 (3–2)
ITF $25,000 (1–1)
ITF $15,000 (0–0)
ITF $10,000 (1–2)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. May 25, 2008 ITF $10,000 Landisville, United States Hard United States Kristie Ahn 3–6, 6–2, 3–6
Runner–up 2. August 17, 2008 ITF $10,000 London, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Anna Smith 3–6, 6–3, 5–7
Winner 1. August 24, 2008 ITF $10,000 Trecastagni, Italy Hard Italy Alice Moroni 6–2, 6–2
Runner–up 3. March 22, 2009 ITF $25,000 Tenerife, Spain Hard Russia Elena Bovina 2–6, 4–6
Runner–up 4. July 5, 2009 ITF $50,000 Boston, United States Hard Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek 3–6, 4–6
Runner–up 5. April 10, 2010 ITF $50,000 Torhout, Belgium Hard (i) Germany Mona Barthel 6–2, 4–6, 2–6
Winner 2. September 25, 2010 ITF $50,000 Saguenay, Canada Hard (i) United States Alison Riske 6–4, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–5)
Winner 3. October 10, 2010 ITF $50,000 Kansas City, United States Hard Romania Edina Gallovits-Hall 6–7(4–7), 6–0, 6–2
Winner 4. October 17, 2010 ITF $50,000 Troy, United States Hard United States Ashley Weinhold 6–1, 6–2
Winner 5. October 21, 2012 ITF $25,000 Rock Hill, United States Hard Canada Sharon Fichman 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–2

Doubles: 7 (2 titles, 5 runners-up)[edit]

ITF $100,000 (0–0)
ITF $75,000 (0–0)
ITF $50,000 (0–2)
ITF $25,000 (0–2)
ITF $15,000 (0–0)
ITF $10,000 (2–1)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner–up 1. April 26, 2008 ITF $10,000 Toluca, Mexico Hard United States Lena Litvak Argentina Augustina Lepore
Portugal Frederica Piedade
4–6, 2–6
Winner 1. July 27, 2008 ITF $10,000 Evansville, United States Hard United States Ellah Nze United States Courtney Dolehide
United States Kirsten Flower
7–5, 6–3
Winner 2. October 12, 2008 ITF $10,000 Southlake, United States Hard United States Beatrice Capra United States Mary Gambale
United States Elizabeth Lumpkin
3–6, 6–4, [10–6]
Runner–up 2. February 7, 2009 ITF $25,000 Sutton, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Katie O'Brien United States Raquel Kops-Jones
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
3–6, 3–6
Runner–up 3. September 27, 2009 ITF $50,000 Saguenay, Canada Hard (i) Canada Stéphanie Dubois Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
France Séverine Brémond Beltrame
3–6, 1–6
Runner–up 4. May 14, 2010 ITF $25,000 Caserta, Italy Hard Italy Nicole Clerico Belarus Ekaterina Dzehalevich
France Irena Pavlovic
3–6, 3–6
Runner–up 5. September 25, 2010 ITF $50,000 Saguenay, Canada Hard (i) Canada Heidi El Tabakh Argentina Jorgelina Cravero
France Stéphanie Foretz Gacon
3–6, 4–6

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A Q1 2R 1R 1R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
French Open A Q1 3R Absent 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Wimbledon A Q1 2R Absent 0 / 1 1–1 50%
US Open Q2 2R 1R Absent 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Win–Loss 0–0 1–1 4–4 0–1 0–1 0 / 7 5–7 42%

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2011 2012 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
French Open 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Wimbledon 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
US Open 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–Loss 0–3 0–1 0 / 4 0–4 0%

Record against top 50 players[edit]

Marino's win-loss record (3–16, 16%) against players who were ranked world no. 50 or higher when played is as follows:[10]
Players who have been ranked World No. 1 are in boldface.


  • 2010 – Tennis Canada female player of the year
  • 2011 – Tennis Canada female player of the year


  1. ^ Has a 1–1 overall record vs. Pervak
  2. ^ Has a 0–3 overall record vs. Makarova


  1. ^ a b "Rebecca Marino steps away from tennis". Tennis Canada. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Rebecca Marino announces she's walking away from tennis". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rebecca Marino finds joy in rowing after retirement from pro tennis". CBC Sports. Retrieved April 23, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Rebbeca Marino WTA Tour profile". WTA Tour. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  5. ^ "US Open 2010: Venus Williams sees off Rebecca Marino to move into second round". The Telegraph. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Rebecca Marino taking a break from tennis". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Canada's Rebecca Marino wins Rock Hill Challenger". CBC Sports. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Eugenie Bouchard domine". Journal de Montréal. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Aussie Open: Quick exit for Marino, comeback will take patience". The Province. Retrieved January 15, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Results". Retrieved March 11, 2014. 

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