Kayla Day
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Kayla Day
Kayla Day
Kayla Day Wimbledon 2016.jpg
Kayla Day at Wimbledon, 2016
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceLake Nona, Orlando, Florida
Born (1999-09-28) September 28, 1999 (age 20)[1]
Santa Barbara, California
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$389,571
Singles
Career record95-82 (53.7%)
Career titles1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 122 (June 19, 2017)
Current rankingNo. 342 (August 12, 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2017)
French OpenQ2 (2017)
WimbledonQ1 (2017)
US Open2R (2016)
Doubles
Career record15-17 (46.9%)
Career titles1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 133 (January 29, 2018)
Current rankingNo. 583 (August 12, 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open Junior2R (2016)
Wimbledon Junior2R (2015, 2016)
US Open JuniorF (2016)
Last updated on: August 13, 2019.

Kayla Day (born September 28, 1999) [2] is an American professional tennis player. In 2016, she won the Junior US Open and the USTA Girls 18s National Championships.[3][4]

Personal

Day started playing tennis when she was seven years old.[5] Her mother is from the Czech Republic.[6]

Junior career

Day has been No. 1 in the girls' 12s, 14s, 16s, and 18s US national rankings.[5] In 2016, she climbed to No. 1 in the ITF junior rankings by winning the Junior US Open, reaching the semifinals at Wimbledon, and reaching the final at the Orange Bowl the previous year.[7] She also won the 2016 USTA Girls 18s National Championships to earn a wild card into the main draw of the US Open.

Professional career

2016

Day made her WTA debut at the 2016 Connecticut Open in New Haven after reaching the main draw as a lucky loser, having defeated Naomi Broady and Kirsten Flipkens along the way. The following week, she played in her first career Grand Slam at the US Open and won her first match against compatriot Madison Brengle.

Shortly after turning 17, Day won her first career title at a $50,000 tournament in Macon. The following week, she reached the semifinal at Scottsdale to enter the top 200 for the first time. With her combined performance at these two events, Day won the Australian Open Wild Card Challenge to earn a spot in the main draw at the first Grand Slam event of 2017.

2017

Day picked up her first WTA wins of the season -- and first wins of her career at a Premier Mandatory event -- at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, including a victory over 2017 Australian Open semifinalist Mirjana Lu?i?-Baroni to reach the third round of the tournament.

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 May 2016 ITF Naples, United States 25,000 Clay Russia Valeria Solovyeva 4-6, 0-6
Win 1-1 Oct 2016 ITF Macon, United States 50,000 Hard United States Danielle Collins 6-1, 6-3
Loss 1-2 Feb 2017 ITF Rancho Santa Fe, United States 25,000 Hard Canada Bianca Andreescu 4-6, 1-6

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Feb 2017 ITF Midland, United States 100,000 Hard (i) United States Caroline Dolehide United States Ashley Weinhold
United States Caitlin Whoriskey
6-7(1-7), 3-6
Win 1-1 Feb 2017 ITF Rancho Santa Fe, United States 25,000 Hard United States Caroline Dolehide Ukraine Anhelina Kalinina
United States Chiara Scholl
6-3, 1-6, [10-7]

Junior Grand Slam finals

Girls' singles: 1 title

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 2016 US Open Hard Slovakia Viktória Ku?mová 6-3, 6-2

Girls' doubles: 1 runner-up

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2016 US Open Hard United States Caroline Dolehide United States Jada Hart
United States Ena Shibahara
6-4, 2-6, [11-13]

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (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.
Tournament 2016 2017 2018 W-L Win %
Australian Open A 1R Q3 0-1 0%
French Open A Q2 Q1 0-0 0%
Wimbledon A Q1 A 0-0 0%
US Open 2R 1R Q1 1-2 33%
Win-Loss 1-1 0-2 0-0 1-3
Year-end ranking 195 154 300 $233,245

References

  1. ^ https://www.wtatennis.com/players/player/322534/title/kayla-day-0
  2. ^ https://www.wtatennis.com/players/player/322534/title/kayla-day-0
  3. ^ "Michael Mmoh, Kayla Day earn US Open Wild-card Entries". Tennis Magazine. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "The Latest: American Kayla Day Wins US Open Junior Title". New York Times. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Kayla Day cruises into Junior singles' semi-final". Wimbledon. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Meet Kayla Day, American Teenager with Plenty to Smile About". WTA Tennis. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "Day captures Junior Crown at US Open". WTA. Retrieved 2016.

External links


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