31 January 1987 |
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Turned pro||8 January 2012|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 541 (8 October 2012)|
|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. 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.
Bengson won 3 ITF Women's Circuit Doubles titles in 2011.
Bengson started her year playing at the Premier-level tournament in Sydney. 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.
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. 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
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
Doubles: 11 (4–7)
|Runner–up||1.||15 Aug 2011||Todi, Italy||Clay||Kirsten Flower|| Federica Di Sarra
|Runner–up||2.||22 Aug 2011||Bagnatica, Italy||Clay||Kirsten Flower|| Alice Balducci
|4–6, 7–6, 2–6|
|Runner–up||3.||19 September 2011||Darwin, Australia||Hard||Tyra Calderwood|| Maria Fernanda Alves
|Winner||4.||31 October 2011||Mount Gambier, Australia||Hard||Tyra Calderwood|| Isabella Holland
|Winner||5.||14 November 2011||Traralgon, Australia||Hard||Tyra Calderwood|| Monique Adamczak
|6–7(2–7), 6–1, 6–3|
|Winner||6.||21 November 2011||Bendigo, Australia||Hard||Tyra Calderwood|| Storm Sanders
|2–6, 6–1, 6–3|
|Runner-up||7.||4 February 2012||Burnie, Australia||Hard||Tyra Calderwood|| Arina Rodionova
|Runner-up||8.||20 February 2012||Mildura, Australia||Grass||Tyra Calderwood|| Mervana Jugić-Salkić
|7–5, 5–7, [7–10]|
|Winner||9.||7 May 2012||Fukuoka, Japan||Grass||Monique Adamczak|| Misa Eguchi
|Runner-up||10.||17 September 2012||Port Pirie, Australia||Hard||Chanel Simmonds|| Sacha Jones
|Runner-up||11.||28 October 2013||Bendigo, Australia||Hard||Sally Peers|| Monique Adamczak
|3–6, 6–2, [9–11]|
- Stephanie Bengson on Wordpress
- Stephanie Bengson profile on Coretennis
- WTA Doubles match, Stephanie Bengson Tennislive (Retrieved Jan 2012)
- Bengson, Stephanie (AUS): Tennis player profile on the Australian Open website
- 'Dellacqua wins fifth Pro Tour title (Retrieved 22 Nov 2011)