Stephanie Bengson

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Stephanie Bengson
Country (sports)  Australia
Born (1987-01-31) 31 January 1987 (age 29)
Wollongong, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 8 January 2012
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$37,245
Official website
Career record 36–46
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 541 (8 October 2012)
Career record 56–48
Career titles 0 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking No. 154 (11 June 2012)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2012, 2013)
Last updated on: 31 January 2014.

Stephanie Bengson (born 31 January 1987) is a professional Australian tennis player.[1] So far her career has developed more in doubles than singles. Her highest singles ranking is No. 596, achieved in May 2012. Her highest doubles ranking is No. 178, also achieved in May 2012.[2]



Bengson won 3 ITF Women's Circuit Doubles titles in 2011.


Bengson started her year playing at the Premier-level tournament in Sydney.[3] She and Tyra Calderwood fell in the first round to Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova. She and Calderwood then received a wildcard into the 2012 Australian Open, but unfortunately, they also fell in the first round to Eva Birnerová and Alberta Brianti. This was Stephanie's 1st Grand Slam performance.[4]

In May, Bengson went back to the ITF circuit, competing in a string of Japanese challengers. She won her biggest title yet at the $50,000-level tournament in Fukuoka in May, winning the doubles event with fellow Australian, Monique Adamczak.[5] She then went to compete in the WTA International event, a week before Roland Garros in Strasbourg. She played alongside Monique Adamczak in the doubles event and reached her first ever WTA event Quarterfinal. The pair defeated Slovak duo Lenka Juríková and Kristína Kučová in the first round, but unfortunately fell in the quarterfinals to Alexandra Cadanțu and Anne Keothavong.

Before the tour[edit]

Bengson played from 2005-2008 at nationally ranked Long Beach State. She was twice named first team all conference in both singles and doubles while earning career high national rankings of # 31 in doubles and # 115 in singles during her senior season. Her team's won the Big West Conference title and advanced to the NCAA's all four seasons she played at Long Beach State, including a # 18 team ranking during 2006. She graduated in 2008.

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Doubles: 11 (4–7)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner–up 1. 15 Aug 2011 Todi, Italy Clay United States Kirsten Flower Italy Federica Di Sarra
Italy Angelica Moratelli
6–7, 5–7
Runner–up 2. 22 Aug 2011 Bagnatica, Italy Clay United States Kirsten Flower Italy Alice Balducci
Italy Benedetta Davato
4–6, 7–6, 2–6
Runner–up 3. 19 September 2011 Darwin, Australia Hard Australia Tyra Calderwood Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves
United Kingdom Samantha Murray
4–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 31 October 2011 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard Australia Tyra Calderwood Australia Isabella Holland
Australia Sally Peers
Winner 5. 14 November 2011 Traralgon, Australia Hard Australia Tyra Calderwood Australia Monique Adamczak
Australia Bojana Bobusic
6–7(2–7), 6–1, 6–3
Winner 6. 21 November 2011 Bendigo, Australia Hard Australia Tyra Calderwood Australia Storm Sanders
United Kingdom Samantha Murray
2–6, 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 4 February 2012 Burnie, Australia Hard Australia Tyra Calderwood Australia Arina Rodionova
United Kingdom Melanie South
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 8. 20 February 2012 Mildura, Australia Grass Australia Tyra Calderwood Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugić-Salkić
Russia Ksenia Lykina
7–5, 5–7, [7–10]
Winner 9. 7 May 2012 Fukuoka, Japan Grass Australia Monique Adamczak Japan Misa Eguchi
Japan Akiko Omae
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 17 September 2012 Port Pirie, Australia Hard South Africa Chanel Simmonds Australia Sacha Jones
Australia Sally Peers
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 11. 28 October 2013 Bendigo, Australia Hard Australia Sally Peers Australia Monique Adamczak
Australia Olivia Rogowska
3–6, 6–2, [9–11]


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