Stéphanie Dubois

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Stéphanie Dubois
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Stéphanie Dubois at the 2011 Citi Open
Country (sports) Canada
ResidenceLondon, England, United Kingdom[1]
Born (1986-10-31) October 31, 1986 (age 32)
Laval, Quebec, Canada
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2004
RetiredSeptember 8, 2014
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$902,867
Singles
Career record347–264 (56.79%)
Career titles0 WTA, 10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 87 (January 30, 2012)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2012)
French Open1R (2008, 2010, 2012)
Wimbledon2R (2011)
US Open2R (2009)
Doubles
Career record113–112 (50.22%)
Career titles0 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 102 (September 22, 2008)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonQ1 (2009)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2012)

Stéphanie Dubois (born October 31, 1986) is a Canadian former professional tennis player. She turned professional in 2004 and she achieved a career-best ranking of No. 87 in the world on January 30, 2012. Dubois was named Female Player of the Year by Tennis Canada at two occasions (2005, 2007). Dubois retired after the 2014 Coupe Banque Nationale in September.[2]

Tennis career[edit]

2004–07[edit]

Dubois made her first appearance in July 2004 in the Fed Cup World Group Play-offs against Switzerland. She reached her first WTA quarterfinal at the 2005 Challenge Bell in Quebec City. At the 2006 Rogers Cup, she scored the biggest win of her career when she defeated Kim Clijsters (who retired from the match), to reach the third round. In 2007, Dubois and Renata Voráčová reached the Challenge Bell final but lost to Christina Fusano and Raquel Kops-Jones in straight sets.

2008–10[edit]

In 2008, she got in the main draw of the Australian Open and the French Open, participating in a first in the latter, where two Quebec native players were in the main draw by their own ranking for the first time. Also in 2008, Dubois had 3 match points against 8th seed Anna Chakvetadze in the first round of Wimbledon but lost with a score of 6–8 in the final set. She also reached the third round of the 2008 Rogers Cup for the second time of her career with a victory over world No. 20 Maria Kirilenko.[3] In 2009, Dubois won the $75,000 ITF Women's Circuit Vancouver Open by beating the top seed Sania Mirza in three sets. Also in 2009, she defeated Kristina Mladenovic in the first round of the US Open, her first Grand Slam main draw win, before losing to Sorana Cîrstea in the second round.[4]

2011–14[edit]

Dubois reached the second round at Wimbledon in 2011 where she lost to world No. 11 Andrea Petkovic in three sets. She reached at the end of July 2011 the second WTA quarterfinal of her career at the Citi Open in College Park, but lost to Tamira Paszek in a match that lasted almost 4 hours. In January 2012, Dubois won her first round match at the Australian Open for the first time, with a win over Elena Vesnina. She lost in the second round to 30th seed Angelique Kerber. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she teamed with Aleksandra Wozniak to represent Canada in the women's doubles, where they lost in the opening round.[5] In September 2014, Dubois retired from tennis after losing in the first round of the Coupe Banque Nationale.[2]

Life after tennis[edit]

In the spring of 2015, Dubois studied in communication at Promédia. She married British Oliver Sheath in July 2015 and gave birth to their daughter Alicia in April 2017. Dubois currently lives in London and is working as a tennis analyst for the WTA. She also has a Level 3 Coach certification from the LTA.[1]

WTA career finals[edit]

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

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Finals (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2007 Tournoi de Québec, Canada Tier III Carpet (i) Czech Republic Renata Voráčová United States Christina Fusano
United States Raquel Kops-Jones
2–6, 6–7(6–8)

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 23 (10 titles, 13 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (0–0)
$75,000 tournaments (1–1)
$50,000 tournaments (3–8)
$25,000 tournaments (6–4)
$10,000 / $15,000 tournaments (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2004 Hamilton, Canada 25,000 Clay United States Alexa Glatch 6–1, 7–5
Loss 1–1 Jun 2004 Mont-Tremblant, Canada 10,000 Clay Argentina Soledad Esperón 3–6, 4–6
Loss 1–2 Sep 2004 Albuquerque, United States 75,000 Hard United States Marissa Irvin 1–6, 6–4, 4–6
Loss 1–3 Nov 2004 Tucson, United States 50,000 Hard United States Jamea Jackson 6–7(5–7), 5–7
Win 2–3 Feb 2005 Rockford, United States 25,000 Hard (i) Czech Republic Hana Šromová 6–1, 6–2
Loss 2–4 Jul 2005 Lexington, United States 50,000 Hard South Africa Natalie Grandin 4–6, 3–6
Win 3–4 Feb 2006 Rockford, United States 25,000 Hard (i) Romania Anda Perianu 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Loss 3–5 Apr 2006 Jackson, United States 25,000 Clay Russia Vasilisa Bardina 6–4, 2–6, 0–6
Win 4–5 Nov 2006 Lawrenceville, United States 50,000 Hard United States Julie Ditty 6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Win 5–5 Jul 2007 Hamilton, Canada 25,000 Clay Canada Sharon Fichman 6–2, 6–2
Win 6–5 Jul 2007 Lexington, United States 50,000 Hard United Kingdom Anne Keothavong 4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Loss 6–6 Aug 2007 Vancouver, Canada 50,000 Hard United Kingdom Anne Keothavong 5–7, 1–6
Loss 6–7 Oct 2007 Troy, United States 50,000 Hard Estonia Maret Ani 6–3, 4–6, 2–6
Loss 6–8 Nov 2007 La Quinta, United States 50,000 Hard United States Ashley Harkleroad 3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Loss 6–9 Oct 2008 Toronto, Canada 50,000 Hard (i) United States Alexa Glatch 4–6, 3–6
Loss 6–10 Jul 2009 Grapevine, United States 50,000 Hard Canada Valérie Tétreault 6–2, 6–7(6–8), 6–7(1–7)
Win 7–10 Aug 2009 Vancouver, Canada 75,000 Hard India Sania Mirza 1–6, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 7–11 Jul 2010 Lexington, United States 50,000 Hard Japan Kurumi Nara 4–6, 4–6
Win 8–11 May 2011 Charlottesville, United States 50,000 Clay Portugal Michelle Larcher de Brito 1–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–1
Win 9–11 Jul 2011 Granby, Canada 25,000 Hard Hong Kong Zhang Ling 6–2, 2–6, 6–1
Loss 9–12 Jul 2012 Granby, Canada 25,000 Hard Canada Eugenie Bouchard 2–6, 2–5 ret.
Win 10–12 Oct 2012 Troy, United States 25,000 Hard Canada Sharon Fichman 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Loss 10–13 Oct 2012 Florence, United States 25,000 Hard Colombia Mariana Duque 6–4, 2–6, 1–6

Doubles: 17 (8 titles, 9 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (0–0)
$75,000 tournaments (2–4)
$50,000 tournaments (3–3)
$25,000 tournaments (3–2)
$10,000 / $15,000 tournaments (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2004 Jackson, United States 25,000 Clay Russia Alisa Kleybanova United States Cory Ann Avants
United States Kristen Schlukebir
6–2, 6–3
Loss 1–1 Sep 2004 Albuquerque, United States 75,000 Hard Argentina María Emilia Salerni Canada Maureen Drake
United States Carly Gullickson
3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Win 2–1 Mar 2005 Redding, United States 25,000 Hard Ukraine Yulia Beygelzimer New Zealand Leanne Baker
Italy Francesca Lubiani
6–4, 6–7(1–7), 6–3
Loss 2–2 May 2005 Raleigh, United States 75,000 Clay Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves United States Ashley Harkleroad
United States Lindsay Lee-Waters
2–6, 6–0, 3–6
Loss 2–3 Mar 2006 Orange, United States 50,000 Hard United States Lilia Osterloh Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko
Ukraine Alona Bondarenko
2–6, 4–6
Win 3–3 Nov 2006 Pittsburgh, United States 75,000 Hard (i) Russia Alisa Kleybanova United States Ashley Harkleroad
Russia Galina Voskoboeva
6–4, 5–7, 6–1
Loss 3–4 Feb 2007 Midland, United States 75,000 Hard (i) Canada Maureen Drake United States Laura Granville
United States Abigail Spears
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Loss 3–5 Jul 2007 Southlake, United States 25,000 Hard Canada Valérie Tétreault South Africa Surina De Beer
South Africa Kim Grant
6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Win 4–5 Jul 2007 Hamilton, Canada 25,000 Clay South Africa Surina De Beer Sweden Michaela Johansson
Colombia Paula Zabala
Walkover
Win 5–5 Aug 2007 Vancouver, Canada 50,000 Hard Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier Argentina Soledad Esperón
Argentina Agustina Lepore
6–4, 6–4
Win 6–5 Oct 2007 Lawrenceville, United States 50,000 Hard Russia Alisa Kleybanova New Zealand Leanne Baker
United States Julie Ditty
6–2, 6–0
Win 7–5 Nov 2007 Pittsburgh, United States 75,000 Hard (i) Russia Alisa Kleybanova United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
6–4, 4–6, [10–6]
Loss 7–6 Apr 2008 Dothan, United States 75,000 Clay Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves Ukraine Tetiana Luzhanska
Czech Republic Michaela Paštiková
1–6, 3–6
Win 8–6 Oct 2008 Toronto, Canada 50,000 Hard (i) Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier Czech Republic Nikola Fraňková
Germany Carmen Klaschka
6–4, 6–2
Loss 8–7 Sep 2009 Saguenay, Canada 50,000 Hard (i) Canada Rebecca Marino Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
France Séverine Brémond Beltrame
3–6, 1–6
Loss 8–8 Apr 2013 Poza Rica, Mexico 25,000 Hard Ukraine Olga Savchuk Bolivia María Fernanda Álvarez Terán
Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves
2–6, 3–6
Loss 8–9 May 2013 Saint-Gaudens, France 50,000 Clay Japan Kurumi Nara Israel Julia Glushko
Argentina Paula Ormaechea
5–7, 6–7(11–13)

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open Q1 A Q1 1R 1R 1R Q3 2R Q3 Q3 0 / 4 1–4 20%
French Open Q1 Q1 Q2 1R Q2 1R Q3 1R Q2 A 0 / 3 0–3 0%
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 Q1 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R Q1 A 0 / 5 1–5 17%
US Open Q2 1R Q3 Q2 2R Q3 Q3 Q2 Q2 A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–3 1–3 0–3 1–1 1–3 0–0 0–0 0 / 14 3–14 18%

Record against top-50 players[edit]

Dubois' win-loss record (8–32, 20%) against players who were ranked world No. 50 or higher when played is as follows:[6]
Players who have been ranked world No. 1 are in boldface.

Awards[edit]

  • 2005 – Tennis Canada female player of the year
  • 2007 – Tennis Canada female player of the year

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Has a 4–1 overall record vs. Govortsova
  2. ^ Has a 0–2 overall record vs. Azarenka
  3. ^ Has a 0–2 overall record vs. Kerber
  4. ^ Has a 1–1 overall record vs. Petkovic
  5. ^ Has a 0–3 overall record vs. Pe'er
  6. ^ Has a 0–2 overall record vs. Vinci
  7. ^ Has a 0–2 overall record vs. Szávay
  8. ^ Has a 0–2 overall record vs. Tanasugarn
  9. ^ Has a 1–1 overall record vs. Šafářová
  10. ^ Has a 0–2 overall record vs. Zakopalová
  11. ^ Has a 0–2 overall record vs. Paszek
  12. ^ Has a 0–5 overall record vs. Pironkova
  13. ^ Has a 1–1 overall record vs. Vakulenko
  14. ^ Has a 1–1 overall record vs. Scheepers
  15. ^ Has a 1–3 overall record vs. Marino
  16. ^ Has a 0–2 overall record vs. Parmentier

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "La nouvelle vie de Stéphanie Dubois". Radio-Canada. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Une fin émotive pour Stéphanie Dubois". Canoe Sports. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
  3. ^ "Coupe Rogers - Stéphanie Dubois s'incline devant la joueuse de l'heure". Canadian Press. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
  4. ^ "Canadian Stephanie Dubois out of U.S. Open after second-round loss". Canadian Press. Retrieved September 6, 2009.
  5. ^ "Stéphanie Dubois Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved May 17, 2016.
  6. ^ "Results". WTATennis.com. Retrieved March 11, 2014.

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