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Maia Lumsden
Maia Lumsden
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Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born (1998-01-10) 10 January 1998 (age 22)
Glasgow, Scotland[1]
Prize money$60,619
Singles
Career record110-82
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 266 (17 June 2019)
Current rankingNo. 266 (17 June 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
WimbledonQ1 (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Australian Open Junior1R (2015)
French Open Junior1R (2015)
US Open Junior2R (2015)
Doubles
Career record31-27
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 514 (20 November 2017)
Current rankingNo. 707 (17 June 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open Junior2R (2015)
French Open Junior2R (2015)
Wimbledon JuniorQF (2015)
US Open JuniorSF (2014)
Last updated on: 20 June 2019.

Maia Lumsden (born 10 January 1998) is a British professional tennis player from Bearsden,[2] Scotland.

Lumsden has won three singles titles and three doubles titles on the ITF circuit. She made her WTA main-draw debut at the 2019 Nottingham Open.

Early and personal life

Raised in Bearsden, near Glasgow from a family of five, her mother Gillian and father David[3] brother Ewen and sister Eve, 2 and 4 years younger respectively.[4] Both siblings have played competitive tennis as juniors with Ewen progressing to the senior level.[5][6] Educated at Beaconhurst School, Bridge of Allan[7] later studying at nearby University of Stirling after returning to Scotland in 2016.[8]

Junior career

Recognized as young as ten years old as the best in Britain in her age group[2] and training at the national academy, University of Stirling,[9] under coach Toby Smith with mentoring by Judy Murray who said at the time that Lumsden may need to train abroad to realise her potential.[10]

By 2012 she was the No. 1 under-14 player in the Tennis Europe rankings[9] and under-14 champion at the Junior Orange Bowl beating Gabriella Taylor 6-3, 7-5, in an all-British final.[11] The following year the two players teamed up to become under-16 British National Junior Champions in the Doubles whilst Lumsden was also the under-16 Singles Champion.[12]

Gabi Taylor, Katie Swan, Freya Christie and Lumsden were members of the 2014 British team, coached by Judy Murray, that triumphed in the Maureen Connolly Challenge Trophy, an annual Under-18s competition against the USA.[13]

She has won an ITF under-18 in Malta and the Super Open Auray, and reached the third round in the girls' tournament at Wimbledon.[14]

Lumsden was a member of Great Britain's University Tennis Team that won a gold medal at the Master'U BNP Paribas Tournament in 2017,[15] and silver medal in 2018.[16]

Senior career

As a 14 year old, she won her first matches at Challenger level beating England's Pippa Horn and Oman's Fatma Al Nabhani, the second seed and world No. 463, to qualify for the AEGON Pro Series event at Scotstoun.[17]

2017

Lumsden's first full year as a professional saw two individual title wins in Sunderland and the Wirral[3] and six ITF Futures doubles finals, three of them as winner.

2018

Entering her home competition in Scotstoun as a wild card, Lumsden lost to her Spanish opponent Paula Badosa Gibert in the final of the GB Pro Series or Scottish Championships.[18] In November, Lumsden claimed her first 25k title, beating former top 100 player Valeria Savinykh in the final.[19]

2019

In February, Lumsden lost at the quarterfinal stage in the W60 Shrewsbury tournament to top seed Yanina Wickmayer.[20] She made her WTA Tour debut at the Nottingham Open in June, after receiving a wild card to the main draw of the tournament,[21] winning her first match against fellow Brit Tara Moore,[22] before losing the following day to top seed Caroline Garcia.[23]

ITF finals

Singles: 7 (3 titles, 4 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (3-4)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Feb 2016 ITF Glasgow, United Kingdom 10,000 Hard (i) Germany Anna Zaja 4-6, 3-6
Win 1-1 Feb 2017 ITF Wirral, United Kingdom 15,000 Hard (i) Poland Maja Chwali?ska 6-4, 6-1
Win 2-1 Nov 2017 ITF Sunderland, United Kingdom 15,000 Hard (i) United Kingdom Freya Christie 6-4, 6-0
Loss 2-2 Feb 2018 ITF Glasgow, United Kingdom 25,000 Hard (i) Spain Paula Badosa Gibert 6-2, 1-6, 3-6
Win 3-2 Nov 2018 ITF Shrewsbury, United Kingdom 25,000 Hard (i) Russia Valeria Savinykh 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
Loss 3-3 May 2019 ITF Goyang, South Korea 25,000 Hard Serbia Natalija Kostic 3-6, 2-6
Loss 3-4 Sep 2019 ITF Kiryat Shmona, Israel 25,000 Hard Ukraine Daria Snigur 1-6, 4-6

Doubles (3-3)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2-1)
Clay (1-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Outcome No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1 15 April 2017 $15,000 Hammamet, Tunisia Clay Hungary Panna Udvardy Chile Fernanda Brito
Sweden Fanny Östlund
6-4, 5-7, [10-4]
Runner-up 1 18 August 2017 $10,000 Mr?gowo, Poland Clay Ukraine Anastasiya Shoshyna Italy Angelica Moratelli
France Jade Suvrijn
4-6, 4-6
Runner-up 2 22 September 2017 $15,000 Varna, Bulgaria Clay Bulgaria Julia Stamatova Bulgaria Dia Evtimova
Belgium Michaela Boev
6-2, 6-7(5-7), [3-10]
Winner 2 27 October 2017 $15,000 Wirral, United Kingdom Hard (i) United Kingdom Samantha Murray United Kingdom Alicia Barnett
United Kingdom Laura Sainsbury
6-4, 6-3
Winner 3 3 November 2017 $15,000 Sunderland, United Kingdom Hard (i) Greece Eleni Kordolaimi United Kingdom Alicia Barnett
United Kingdom Sarah Beth Grey
2-6, 6-2, [11-9]
Runner-up 3 10 November 2017 $25,000 Shrewsbury, United Kingdom Hard (i) United Kingdom Katie Swan United Kingdom Freya Christie
United Kingdom Harriet Dart
6-3, 4-6, [6-10]

References

  1. ^ "Maia LUMSDEN". Profile. ITF Tennis.
  2. ^ a b "Kids just love making a racket". HeraldScotland. 20 June 2008. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ a b Fisher, Stewart (1 February 2018). "Mature Maia Lumsden makes solid start at Scotstoun on quest to rise through the rankings". HeraldScotland. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ Bale, Karen (7 October 2012). "Supportive mum Gillian Lumsden has helped create a top tennis trio". dailyrecord. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Ewen Lumsden". ITF Tennis. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ Morton, Donald (11 December 2013). "Tennis girls are UK runners-up". dailyrecord. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ Lowson, Alison (9 January 2013). "Beaconhurst tennis scholar Maia Lumsden". dailyrecord. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Tennis starlet Lumsden enjoying her long journey to the top". HeraldScotland. 12 October 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ a b MacDonald, Hugh (27 June 2012). "The future of Scottish tennis? European No.1 considers her next step". HeraldScotland. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ Fisher, Stewart (28 October 2012). "Scots teenager tipped by Judy Murray to be next big shot". HeraldScotland. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ MacDonald, Hugh (9 January 2013). "I just want to be a tennis player . . . I just love winning". HeraldScotland. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "Scots shine at British Junior Championships - LTA". www3.lta.org.uk. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "The Maureen Connolly Challenge Trophy". MCB Tennis. Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ Sheilds, Graham (6 January 2016). "Maia Lumsden now at crucial crossroads in tennis career". HeraldScotland. Retrieved 2018.
  15. ^ "Great Britain win historic gold medal at world's biggest annual university tennis team event". Tennis Foundation. 5 December 2017. Retrieved 2019.
  16. ^ "GB university team take 2018 Master'U silver medal". Tennis Foundation. 2 December 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  17. ^ "Lumsden win leaves her one victory from Scotstoun main draw". HeraldScotland. 16 October 2012. Retrieved 2018.
  18. ^ Fisher, Stewart (6 February 2018). "Tennis ace Lumsden hoping to carry momentum into Loughborough". HeraldScotland. Retrieved 2018.
  19. ^ "Maia Lumsden's memorable week ends in victory at The Shrewsbury Club". Shropshire Live. 11 November 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ "Top seed Wickmayer ends Lumsden's exciting run to reach semi-finals of W60 Shrewsbury tournament". Shropshire Live. 15 February 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  21. ^ "Nature Valley Open: Young British stars awarded main draw wild cards". www.lta.org.uk.
  22. ^ Chiesa, Victoria (12 June 2019). "Tomljanovic, Maria advance on mixed day for seeds in Nottingham". WTA Tennis. Retrieved 2019.
  23. ^ Fodens, Eve (13 June 2019). "Caroline Garcia too strong for Scot Maia Lumsden". www.scotsman.com. Retrieved 2019.

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