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Anastasija Sevastova
Anastasija Sevastova
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Sevastova at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) Latvia
ResidenceLiep?ja, Latvia
Born (1990-04-13) 13 April 1990 (age 30)
Liep?ja, Latvia
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2006
RetiredMay 2013-2015
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
CoachRonnie Schmidt
Prize moneyUS$ 7,408,404
Singles
Career record417-238 (63.7%)
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 11 (15 October 2018)
Current rankingNo. 43 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2011, 2019)
French Open4R (2019)
Wimbledon2R (2017, 2019)
US OpenSF (2018)
Doubles
Career record66-75 (46.8%)
Career titles0
Highest ranking
Current rankingNo. 157 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2017, 2018)
French Open2R (2010)
Wimbledon1R (2010, 2011, 2017)
US OpenQF (2018)
Team competitions
Fed Cup24-12 (66.7%)
Last updated on: 31 March 2020.

Anastasija Sevastova (born April 1990) is a professional tennis player from Latvia. She reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 11 in October 2018, after reaching her first Premier Mandatory final at the China Open. She has won four singles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as 13 singles and four doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.

Somewhat like Kim Clijsters, Sevastova is best-known for her success at the US Open, particularly in recent years. In 2016, she defeated the reigning French Open champion and world No. 3, Garbiñe Muguruza, as well as Australian Open semifinalist Johanna Konta, en route to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal. In 2018, she reached her first Grand Slam semifinal, defeating defending champion and world No. 3, Sloane Stephens, in the quarterfinals, whom she had lost to at that same stage in 2017, before losing to Serena Williams.

Career

In 2007, she qualified for the ?stanbul Cup where she won her first career WTA match beating Anastasiya Yakimova. In the second round, she lost to fifth-seeded Alona Bondarenko.

In August 2009, she qualified for the main draw of the US Open and won her first match in a Grand Slam tournament by defeating Tamarine Tanasugarn.

2010-2013

In March 2010, Sevastova got one of the bigger wins of her early career by defeating world No. 9, Jelena Jankovi? in the first round of the Monterrey Open and then reached the semifinals. Sevastova played at the Estoril Open and in her first match defeated top seed Ágnes Szávay in three sets. In the final of this tournament, her first WTA final, she beat Arantxa Parra Santonja in straight sets and won her first WTA title.

At the 2011 Australian Open, Sevastova upset the 21st seed Yanina Wickmayer in straight sets, before losing in the fourth round to world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets.

Due to ongoing injuries and illness, Sevastova announced her retirement from the sport in May 2013.[1]

2015: Return to professional tennis

In 2015 January, Sevastova returned to professional tennis, receiving a wildcard into the $10K tournament in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. In the first half of the year, she won four ITF tournaments.

In the Brasil Tennis Cup, Sevastova reached her first WTA semifinal since 2013 in Pattaya. At the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, she upset Karolína Plí?ková in the second round and then lost to eventual champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in three sets.

2016: First Grand Slam quarterfinal

Sevastova, 2016

During the summer, Sevastova reached two finals: in Mallorca and Bucharest, losing to Caroline Garcia and Simona Halep respectively.

At the US Open, Sevastova stunned Garbiñe Muguruza in the second round in straight sets, then followed with wins over Kateryna Bondarenko and Johanna Konta, reaching her first Grand Slam quarterfinal.[2] She was defeated in the quarterfinals by Caroline Wozniacki, but gained with the new ranking of No. 32, eclipsing a new high ranking of No. 36 on 31 January 2011.

2017: Second WTA title; second US Open quarterfinal; top-15 ranking

Sevastova reached the third round of the Australian Open, beating Nao Hibino and Kristína Ku?ová before losing to Garbiñe Muguruza.

Sevastova reached semifinals at two Premier events- Dubai Tennis Championships and Mutua Madrid Open. In Madrid she had her second top-ten win in 2017, beating world No. 3 Karolína Plí?ková in straight sets. Sevastova claimed her first WTA title since 2010, winning Mallorca Open, where she had reached final the previous year.

Following Wimbledon, Sevastova reached No. 17 in the singles rankings, and two quarterfinal appearances at the Bucharest Open and Swedish Open.

Sevastova made it to her second consecutive US Open quarterfinal. She won her first three rounds easily in straight sets and defeated Maria Sharapova in the fourth round, before losing to eventual champion Sloane Stephens.

Sevastova played at Elite Trophy in Zhuhai. She won both her matches in the group stage, against Sloane Stephens and Barbora Strýcová. In semifinal she was defeated by Julia Görges.[3]

2018: Third WTA title; first Grand Slam semifinal; first Mandatory final

Sevastova started 2018 season in Brisbane, where she lost in semifinals to the qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich.[4] At Australian Open, Sevastova lost in second round to Maria Sharapova.[5]

In Doha, Sevastova was eliminated in the third round by Simona Halep.[6] In Indian Wells, Sevastova defeated Monica Puig and Julia Görges before losing to Venus Williams in fourth round.[7] In Miami, she defeated Alizé Cornet and lost to Victoria Azarenka in third round.[8] Sevastova reached semifinals in Charleston, where she lost to Julia Görges.[9]

Sevastova played for Latvia in the Fed Cup. After she, alongside teammates Je?ena Ostapenko, Di?na Marcink?vi?a and Daniela Vismane helped Latvia win all three of its ties in the zonal group round-robin phase, and defeat Serbia in the zonal group playoffs, Latvia advanced to the World Group II playoffs, where they played Russia. Despite Sevastova dropping her first match to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Ostapenko won both of her singles rubbers, and after Sevastova defeated Ekaterina Makarova in the final singles rubber, Latvia advanced to World Group II.[10]

In Madrid, Sevastova lost in second round to Kiki Bertens.[11] In Rome, she reached third round where she lost to Caroline Wozniacki.[12] At French Open she lost in first round to qualifier Mariana Duque-Mariño.

Sevastova started grass-court season in Mallorca as the defending champion. She lost in the final to Tatjana Maria.[13] In Eastbourne, Sevastova lost in third round to Daria Kasatkina.[14] At Wimbledon, she lost in the first round to Camila Giorgi.

Returning to the clay in July, Sevastova made the final of the Bucharest Open defeating Croatian Petra Marti? in straight sets to win her third WTA title.

At the US Open, Sevastova defeated Donna Veki?, Claire Liu, Ekaterina Makarova and seventh seed Elina Svitolina to reach her third consecutive quarterfinal at the tournament. In the quarterfinals, she defeated defending champion Sloane Stephens in straight sets to reach her first major semifinal, where she lost to 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams in straight sets.[15]

In October, Sevastova reached the final in Beijing, defeating Donna Veki?, Dominika Cibulková and Naomi Osaka. She lost to Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets but after the tournament, she made her career highest ranking (No. 12).[16] At Kremlin Cup, Sevastova reached semifinals where she lost to qualifier Ons Jabeur.[17]

2019: Second week of Australian Open and Roland Garros; first title at home

Sevastova started her year off at Brisbane with a quarterfinal loss to world No. 3 Osaka in three sets. She then went to the Australian Open and made her first second week at the event since 2011. She beat Barthel, Andreescu and Wang to lose to Osaka (who would go on to win the event and become world No. 1) again in three sets.

Sevastova had a slump, partly due to injuries and resulted in early losses in Doha, Dubai, Indian Well and Miami. She made the quarterfinals at Stuttgart to start her clay-court season with wins over Ostapenko and Siegemund. She had another three-set tussle with a top-5 player with Kvitova, eventually losing 4-6 in the third. She would go onto to make third round of Madrid and have an early loss in Rome to Bertens and Bencic respectively.

Sevastova would go into Roland Garros in questionable form but she would make the second week of the event for the first time. She played an amazing match against Mertens in the third round saving five match points with winners. She won the match 9-7 in the third. She would come into the fourth round and lose to the eventual finalist Markéta Vondrou?ová, 2-6, 0-6.

Sevastova began her grass-court season at Mallorca having reached the final the last three years in a row. She would make the semifinal and lose to the eventual champion Kenin in three sets. Wimbledon would turn out to be a disappointment as she made the second round and led 6-4, 3-0 against Collins. A match, if she won, would have secured her a top-ten entry. However, she would go onto lose in three sets.

After Wimbledon, Sevastova would bounce back and claim what she called her most cherished title. She won the inaugural event in Latvia, the Baltic Open in J?rmala. She struggled through the event, getting taken to three sets in the second round against Dalila Jakupovi? and in the final against Katarzyna Kawa. However, she did take home the title, winning 3-6, 7-5, 6-4.

Playing style

Sevastova is a tactical, all-round player who uses varied shots to win points. She possesses consistent and accurate groundstrokes, with both wings capable of producing winners. She has an accurate serve that can reach 110 mph (177 km/h). She also moves around the court well, and has good footwork. She may approach the net to finish points, and some of her best shots are her drop shots and slices. She states that her backhand is her favourite shot. Possibly her biggest asset is her variety and resilience on court.

Endorsements

She is sponsored by Yonex for her racquets and clothing. She uses the Yonex Ezone DR 98 racquet.[]

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.
  • Sourced from WTA[18]

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in win-loss records.

Singles

Current through the 2020 Prague Open.

Notes

  • 1 WTA Tournament of Champions was held from 2009 to 2014, when WTA Elite Trophy replaced it.
  • 2 The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009-2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012-2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.
  • 3 In 2014, the Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open.

Significant finals

Premier-Mandatory & Premier-5 tournaments

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2018 China Open Hard Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 3-6, 3-6

WTA career finals

Singles: 8 (4 titles, 4 runner-ups)

Winner - Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
WTA Tour Championships (0-0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-1)
Premier (0-0)
International (4-3)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Grass (1-2)
Clay (3-1)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 May 2010 Portugal Open, Portugal International Clay Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja 6-2, 7-5
Loss 1-1 Jun 2016 Mallorca Open, Spain International Grass France Caroline Garcia 3-6, 4-6
Loss 1-2 Jul 2016 Bucharest Open, Romania International Clay Romania Simona Halep 0-6, 0-6
Win 2-2 Jun 2017 Mallorca Open, Spain International Grass Germany Julia Görges 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Loss 2-3 Jun 2018 Mallorca Open, Spain International Grass Germany Tatjana Maria 4-6, 5-7
Win 3-3 Jul 2018 Bucharest Open, Romania International Clay Croatia Petra Marti? 7-6(7-4), 6-2
Loss 3-4 Oct 2018 China Open, China Premier M Hard Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 3-6, 3-6
Win 4-4 Jul 2019 Baltic Open, Latvia International Clay Poland Katarzyna Kawa 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Winner -- Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
WTA Tour Championships (0-0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier (0-0)
International (0-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Grass (0-1)
Clay (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Jun 2017 Mallorca Open, Spain International Grass Serbia Jelena Jankovi? Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Switzerland Martina Hingis
w/o

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 23 (13 titles, 10 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 2006 ITF Garching, Germany 10,000 Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Sandra Martinovi? 7-6(7-5), 3-6, 2-6
Win 1-1 Aug 2006 ITF Bad Saulgau, Germany 10,000 Clay Croatia Josipa Bek 6-1, 6-0
Win 2-1 Aug 2006 ITF Bratislava, Slovakia 10,000 Clay Slovakia Klaudia Malenovská 4-6, 6-0, 6-3
Loss 2-2 May 2007 ITF Antalya, Turkey 25,000 Hard Serbia Vojislava Luki? 3-6, 6-7(3-7)
Loss 2-3 Jun 2007 ITF Fontanafredda, Italy 25,000 Clay Poland Anna Korzeniak 5-7, 0-6
Win 3-3 Mar 2008 ITF Noida, India 25,000 Hard United States Sunitha Rao 6-2, 6-1
Win 4-3 Jun 2008 ITF Galatina, Italy 25,000 Clay Spain Estrella Cabeza Candela 6-4, 6-4
Win 5-3 Jul 2008 ITF Les Contamines, France 25,000 Hard Argentina Agustina Lepore 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Loss 5-4 Aug 2008 ITF Katowice, Poland 25,000 Clay Slovakia Lenka Wienerová 3-6, 2-6
Loss 5-5 Sep 2008 ITF Brno, Czech Republic 25,000 Clay Czech Republic Zuzana Ondrá?ková 4-6, 6-3, 2-6
Win 6-5 Mar 2009 ITF La Palma, Spain 25,000 Hard Slovakia Kristína Ku?ová 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
Win 7-5 May 2009 Soweto Open, South Africa 100,000 Hard Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová 6-2, 6-2
Loss 7-6 Jul 2009 Zagreb Ladies Open, Croatia 75,000 Clay Czech Republic Sandra Záhlavová 1-6, 6-7(4-7)
Loss 7-7 Jul 2012 Reinert Open, Germany 50,000 Clay Germany Annika Beck 3-6, 1-6
Win 8-7 Jul 2012 ITF Zwevegem, Belgium 25,000 Hard (i) Turkey Ça?la Büyükakçay 6-0, 6-3
Win 9-7 Jul 2012 Empire Slovak Open, Slovakia 50,000 Clay Croatia Ana Savi? w/o
Win 10-7 Feb 2015 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 10,000 Hard Japan Yuuki Tanaka 7-5, 6-3
Win 11-7 Feb 2015 ITF Trnava, Slovakia 10,000 Hard (i) Hungary Réka Luca Jani 6-1, 7-6(7-3)
Win 12-7 Apr 2015 ITF Ahmedabad, India 25,000 Hard India Ankita Raina 6-4, 7-6(7-5)
Win 13-7 May 2015 Wiesbaden Open, Germany 25,000 Clay Czech Republic Tereza Martincová 6-1, 6-3
Loss 13-8 May 2015 ITF La Marsa, Tunisia 25,000 Clay Switzerland Romina Oprandi 3-6, 3-6
Loss 13-9 Jul 2015 Bursa Cup, Turkey 50,000 Clay Turkey ?pek Soylu 5-7, 6-3, 1-6
Loss 13-10 May 2016 Empire Slovak Open, Slovakia 100,000 Clay Czech Republic Kate?ina Siniaková 6-7(4-7), 7-5, 0-6

Doubles: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner-up)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Aug 2008 ITF Katowice, Poland 25,000 Clay Slovakia Lenka Wienerová Poland Karolina Kosi?ska
Poland Aleksandra Rosolska
5-7, 6-3, [10-3]
Loss 1-1 May 2009 Soweto Open, South Africa 100,000 Hard Slovakia Kristína Ku?ová United Kingdom Naomi Cavaday
Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko
2-6, 6-2, [9-11]
Win 2-1 Jan 2015 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 10,000 Hard Austria Melanie Klaffner Norway Caroline Rohde-Moe
Japan Midori Yamamoto
6-4, 6-4
Win 3-1 Feb 2015 ITF Trnava, Slovakia 10,000 Hard (i) Austria Anna Maria Heil Slovakia Michaela Hon?ová
Slovakia Lenka Juríková
6-4, 6-3
Win 4-1 Sep 2015 L'Open de Saint-Malo, France 50,000 Clay Slovakia Kristína Ku?ová Russia Maria Marfutina
Russia Natalia Vikhlyantseva
6-7(1-7), 6-3, [10-5]

Record against other players

Record against top 10 players

Sevastova's match record against players who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who are active in boldface.

Top 10 wins

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score AS rank
2010
1. No. 9 Monterrey Open, Mexico Hard 1R 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 No. 72
2. Australia Samantha Stosur No. 8 China Open, China Hard 1R 2-6, 7-6(7-5), 7-5 No. 55
2016
3. Spain Garbiñe Muguruza No. 3 US Open, United States Hard 2R 7-5, 6-4 No. 48
2017
4. United Kingdom Johanna Konta No. 7 Stuttgart Open, Germany Clay 2R 6-3, 7-5 No. 26
5. Czech Republic Karolina Pliskova No. 3 Madrid Open, Spain Clay 2R 6-3, 6-3 No. 22
2018
6. Germany Julia Görges No. 10 Rogers Cup, Canada Hard 3R 6-3, 7-6(7-2) No. 19
7. Ukraine Elina Svitolina No. 7 US Open, United States Hard 4R 6-3, 1-6, 6-0 No. 18
8. United States Sloane Stephens No. 3 US Open, United States Hard QF 6-2, 6-3 No. 18
9. Japan Naomi Osaka No. 6 China Open, China Hard SF 6-4, 6-4 No. 20
2020
10. United States Serena Williams No. 9 Fed Cup, United States Hard (i) QR 7-6(7-5), 3-6, 7-6(7-4) No. 41

References

  1. ^ WTA Fans: Anastasija Sevastova retires at age of 23
  2. ^ "Unseeded Sevastova into quarters after second upset". USOpen.org. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Goerges glorious in Zhuhai semifinal defeat of Sevastova". 4 November 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Cinderella Sasnovich continues run, reaches Brisbane final". 5 January 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Sharapova rolls past Sevastova at the Australian Open". 18 January 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Halep surpasses Sevastova, heads into last eight in Doha". 15 February 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Venus edges Sevastova, back into Indian Wells quarterfinals". 14 March 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Azarenka outlasts Sevastova to make Miami fourth round". 24 March 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Goerges goes through to Charleston final over Sevastova". 8 April 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "Fed Cup - Ostapenko and Sevastova guide Latvia into World Group II". 22 April 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "Wozniacki keeps No.1 bid alive with comeback in Madrid". 7 May 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "Wozniacki subdues Sevastova in Rome nightcap". 17 May 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "Maria stuns Sevastova for first singles title in Mallorca". 24 June 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ "Barty outplays Hsieh to make Eastbourne quarterfinals". 27 June 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  15. ^ "'I'm on the climb, still': Stunning Serena sweeps past Sevastova into 9th US Open final". 7 September 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  16. ^ "Wozniacki holds off Sevastova to win second China Open". WTA Tennis. 7 October 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  17. ^ "'I gave everything': Jabeur blasts into first final in Moscow". WTA Tennis. 19 October 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  18. ^ "Matches".
  19. ^ "Grand Slam performances - Singles & Doubles".
  20. ^ "Player & Career overview".

External links

Awards
Preceded by
Sinta Ozoli?a
Latvian Rising Sportspersonality of the Year
2009
Succeeded by
Artjoms Rud?evs
Preceded by
Je?ena Ostapenko
Latvian Sportswoman of the Year
2018-2019
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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