|Born||6 August 1995|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Coach||Mart Peterson (father)|
|Prize money||US$ 2,024,091|
|Career record||277-164 (62.8%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 43 (21 October 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 54 (30 August 2021)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2019)|
|French Open||2R (2018, 2019, 2021)|
|US Open||3R (2018)|
|Olympic Games||2R (2021)|
|Career record||84-70 (54.5%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 95 (30 November 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 609 (30 August 2021)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2019, 2021)|
|French Open||2R (2019)|
|US Open||2R (2021)|
|Fed Cup||9-10 (47.4%)|
|Last updated on: 30 August 2021.|
Rebecca Peterson (born 6 August 1995) is a Swedish professional tennis player. She has been ranked as high as singles No. 43 and doubles No. 95 in the world by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). Peterson has reached two singles finals on the WTA Tour in 2019, winning both of them. She also reached one WTA Tour doubles final in 2015, in which she also succeeded to win the title. On the ITF Women's Circuit (ITF), she won eleven singles and six doubles titles.
She made her breakthrough into the top 100 in May 2018, so she could play in main-draw at most of the WTA tournaments. She got most recognition in 2019, when she won two singles titles and also made her first top-ten win, against Sloane Stephens at the Citi Open. Also, in 2019, she entered top 50 for the first time. She made her Grand Slam debut at the 2017 US Open where she lost in the first round to Denisa Allertová. Among other players, Rebecca is most famous for her aggressive style of play, and she loves to force her forehand. During the 2018, she and Johanna Larsson took turns for the Swedish No. 1 on the WTA Ranking. After Larsson's retirement in February 2020, Peterson was left as only female Swedish inside top 100 to date.
Rebecca Peterson was born to mother Annelie and father Mart in the capital of Sweden, Stockholm. She has one sister, Berit, and is of Estonian descent. Her father is her current tennis coach, together with Bosse Ericsson. Rebecca prefers aggressive game style, and likes to control the game with her forehand. During her growing-up, she enjoyed watching Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin.
Peterson began playing on the ITF Junior Circuit, than is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), at age 13. She reached a career-high ranking of No. 24 as a junior, and won one singles title and four doubles titles, winning all of them in 2010. In singles, her first tournament was Salk Open in January 2009, where she also got her first win, but then lost in the second round. In doubles, her first tournament was the Estonian Junior Open, held in June 2009, where she again lost in the first round. At the same tournament, she reached quarterfinals in singles.
In 2010, she played her first doubles final at the Salk Open, and also won the title. In May 2010, she played in the semifinal of Tennis Sweden Junior Cup in singles, whilst in doubles she won title. In October 2010, she won the Mian-Chang Cup International Junior Championships, her first junior singles title. There, she also won title in doubles.
In June 2012, she played her first Junior Grand Slam event, at the French Open, where in singles, after passing qualification, she reached the third round, while in doubles she lost in the second round. In Wimbledon and the US Open, she lost in the first round in both singles and doubles. In 2013, she played the second round of the Australian Open in singles, and the first round in doubles. Her last junior tournament was the European Summer Cups in September 2013.
Despite the fact that she made her first doubles match on the ITF pro circuit in October 2009, she also continued to play in juniors. In 2010, she played in qualification for the WTA Swedish Open but failed to reach main draw. Her first singles ITF tournament was at Stockholm in November 2010. She defeated German player Alina Wessel in the first round but lost to Alison Van Uytvanck in the second. In 2011, Rebecca did not have much success, winning only one singles and one doubles match, both at ITF Båstad in May.
Peterson debuted on the WTA Tour in 2012, where she was handed a wildcard in both singles and doubles at the 2012 Swedish Open. Unfortunatelly, she failed in both competition in the first round. In 2013, Peterson also was handed a wildcard for the Swedish Open, in both singles and doubles, but again failed to reach second round in both competitions. In 2014 at the Miami Open, Peterson reached the second round after retirement of Mona Barthel during their first-round match, but Ekaterina Makarova was better in second round. This was Rebecca's first appearance at some Premier 5/Premier Mandatory tournament. For the third time in a row, Rebecca got wildcards for both singles and doubles at Swedish Open, but this time she was successful in doubles. In singles, she failed in first round from Jana ?epelová, but in doubles, together with Johanna Larsson, they won two matches and then get to semifinal, where Andreja Klepa?-María Teresa Torró Flor defeated them. That was her first doubles semifinal at WTA Tour.
At 2015 Rio Open, she failed to qualify in singles but in doubles she booked her first WTA final and succeeded to win the title. At 2015 Nürnberger Versicherungscup, she passed qualification and then lost in first round to Angelique Kerber. At the Swedish Open, this time she become a wildcard only for singles, where she reached the quarterfinals, while in doubles, her ranking allowed her to enter the main draw; however, she lost in the first round. At the US Open, it was her first appearance in the qualifying at a Grand Slam tournament. She finished in the second round, losing chance for main-draw debut. At the Guangzhou Open, Rebecca reached second round in singles and semifinals in doubles.
In 2016, Peterson had unnotable results, often reaching first or second rounds but failed to get into main draw at all four Grand Slam tournaments. In doubles, she reached quarterfinals of the Copa Colsanitas and Swedish Open. Peterson first attempt to play on WTA Tour in 2017 was at Wimbledon, where she failed in qualification. Her first appearance in main draw happened at the Swedish Open, where she lost in thefirst round in singles, but in doubles reached quarterfinals. Finally, in 2017, she made her main-draw debut at a Grand Slam tournament at the US Open. After qualification, she lost in the first round to Denisa ?átralová. Then she reached quarterfinal at the Guanzhou Open and semifinal at the Taipei Challenger.
Peterson started year as world No. 149, so she was forced to play the qualifying for the Australian Open in order to play in main-draw. Unfortunately, she failed in first round of qualification, losing to Fangzhou Liu in three sets and losing her chance to play for the first time in main-draw at Australian Open. Then, she reached second round at Newport Beach challenger, as well as quarterfinal at Dow Tennis Classic. Still outside top 100, she needed to play in qualification for Mexican Open but this time she successed. Playing in main draw, she defeated Alizé Cornet, Monica Puig, Zhang Shuai and then lost in the semifinal to Stefanie Vögele. At that time, it was her first significant result, reaching her first singles semifinal on the WTA Tour. At the Indian Wells Open, she failed in the first round of qualifying, unlike in Miami, where she was successful in qualification but lost in the first round of the main draw. At Morocco Open, she lost in the first round in singles but reached semifinals in doubles.
In May, she played at the ITF event Open de Cagnes-sur-Mer, where she defeated Dayana Yastremska in the final. This lead her directly into the top 100, where she debuted. At French Open she won three matches in qualification, and then defeated Hsieh Su-wei in first round, recording her first won at any grand-slams but lost from Mihaela Buz?rnescu in second round. At Wimbledon, she also reached the second round, without qualification. At the Western & Southern Open, she passed qualification, and then in the first round was better than Kate?ina Siniaková but was not good enough for Elise Mertens in the second round. At US Open, just like at Wimbledon, she did not need to play in qualification. There, she also made her first third round at some Grand Slam, winning against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Vania King, respectively, but then Kaia Kanepi defeated her in the third round. Her last tournament of 2018 was the Wuhan Open where she succeeded to qualify for the main draw. In the first round, she defeated Tímea Babos but then Caroline Wozniacki was better in the second round.
In her debut at the Australian Open, she get to the second round, where she lost to Maria Sharapova. At the Newport Beach Challenger, she reached the quarterfinals. She continued with good results, reaching semifinal at the Dow Tennis Classic. In Acapulco, she lost in the first round, so she did at the Indian Wells Open but reached the second round of the Miami Open. In the clay-court season, she did not have some significant result, reaching few second rounds and the quarterfinals at the Morocco Open. At the Italian Open, she passed qualification and lost in the first round to Serena Williams, while at the French Open, she left tournament in the second round, in both singles and doubles. In the grass-court season, she got to the first round of Mallorca Open, third round of the Eastbourne International and first round in Wimbledon.
At the Citi Open, she upset No. 8 Sloane Stephens, that mark her first top-10 win but then was defeated by Camila Giorgi. Following up, she failed to qualify for the main draw of the Premier 5 Rogers Cup . Then, her next step was another Premier 5 tournament, the Western & Southern Open, where she passed qualification and defeated Johanna Konta in first round, then Veronika Kudermetova in order to reach third round of a Premier 5/Premier Mandatory tournament for the first time. No. 3 seed Karolína Plí?ková then stopped her from reaching her first Premier 5/Premier Mandatory quarterfinal. At the US Open, she defeated Monica Puig in the first round but lost in the second round to Dayana Yastremska. This was first year that Rebecca played at all four majors in the main draw. The following Asian tour was Peterson's breakthrough. At the Jiangxi International Open, she entered into her first singles final, where she defeated Elena Rybakina. At the Wuhan Open, she won two matches in qualification, and then in the main draw, she defeated Camila Giorgi but lost to Petra Marti? in the following round. At China Open, she also passed qualification but was stopped in the first round of the main draw by Simona Halep. Her last tournament of the year was the Tianjin Open, where she won her second career singles title, defeating Heather Watson in the final. After that, on 14 October, she entered the top 50 for the first time in her career.
At the Auckland Open, she was defeated by Tamara Zidan?ek. In the first round of the Hobart International against Fiona Ferro, she wasn't able to continue the match at 4-4, due to back problems. During the Australian Open, back injury and illness made things even worse. Rebecca lost in the first round to Polona Hercog. After that she had a one-month break, and then returned at the Monterrey Open. There she won against two Ukrainian players, Kateryna Kozlova and Kateryna Bondarenko in the first two rounds, and then lost in the quarterfinal to Arantxa Rus. A few months of inactivity due to the COVID-19 pandemic helped Peterson rest and cure from her back problems, before she played at Palermo International that was first WTA tournament after tennis returned. In Palermo, she faced Camila Giorgi, but didn't make it to the second round. At the Cincinnati Open, she lost to Elise Mertens. At the US Open, Rebecca was seeded at a Grand Slam Tournament for the first time, seeded No. 32. However, she lost in the first round to Kirsten Flipkens. At the ?stanbul Cup, she reached quarterfinals, losing there to Patricia Maria ?ig. At the Italian Open, she also lost in the first round, this time to Yulia Putintseva. At the French Open, again she left tournament in the first round, losing to Alison Van Uytvanck.
Peterson made her debut for Swedish Fed Cup team at the 2014 Fed Cup. The team was host, playing against the Thailand in a World Group II play-off in order to remain in World Group II in 2015. Peterson first match happened in doubles, together with Hilda Melander, and they succeeded in winning against Tamarine Tanasugarn-Varatchaya Wongteanchai. Swedish team, with score of 4-0, kept their place in World Group II in 2015.
In 2015, first singles match happened for Peterson. Swedish team played against Swiss team, in order to play in World Group I Play-Off, and may have chance to be promoted into World Group in 2016. She played against Timea Bacsinszky, but lost in straight-sets. In doubles, together with Johanna Larsson, they won against Viktorija Golubic-Xenia Knoll, but still Switzerland won with 3-1 score. That means that Swedish team was forced to play at World Group II play-off, in order to stay in World Group II in 2016. They played against Slovakia. Peterson faced Anna Karolína Schmiedlová, but didn't success to win. In doubles, together with Susanne Celik, they lost from Jana ?epelová-Anna Karolína Schmiedlová. Swedish team lost from Slovakian team with 0-4 score.
In August 2019, after Wimbledon Championships, Peterson started a collaboration with Swedish star coach Thomas Högstedt, who previously trained, among others, Maria Sharapova. Together with him, Peterson debuted in the top 50, and also won two WTA singles titles. After six months, in February 2020, they split. She is currently coached by her father (Mart Peterson) and Bosse Eriksson.
Peterson is one of the most aggressive tennis players on tour. Her most significant shot is forehand, that she also stated in interview with Live Tennis Italy: "My best shot is the forehand and I try to play by always varying the shot and looking for new solutions." In another interview, Peterson's former coach Thomas Högstedt talked about his impression of Peterson: "Rebecca knows a lot about how she feels herself, other big players maybe more just see how they beat the opponent - if you win the first set then you put in extra gear and decide. It is easy to feel after you are nervous or tired, but the best do not think so much about how they themselves feel. They only think about how to mentally crack the opponent. It's something she needs to work on. I think that bit is very important." Speaking about her game, Hogstedt says: "She has an incredibly good forehand, plays a bit like a men's player with quite a lot of topspin... Very serious, incredibly well trained." Her dad, Mart Peterson, who has also been her coach for most of her career, says: "Hogstedt has helped my daughter a lot and made her tougher. It has been a lot of help. She has become tougher against herself and tougher against her opponents."
Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup and Olympic Games are included in win-loss records.
Current after the 2021 US Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||Q1||A||Q1||2R||1R||1R||0 / 3||1-3||25%|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||Q1||A||2R||2R||1R||2R||0 / 4||3-4||43%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||Q3||Q2||2R||1R||NH||1R||0 / 3||1-3||25%|
|US Open||A||A||A||Q2||Q3||1R||3R||2R||1R||1R||0 / 5||3-5||38%|
|Win-Loss||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-1||4-3||3-4||0-3||1-4||0 / 15||8-15||35%|
|Indian Wells Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||1R||NH||0 / 1||0-1||0%|
|Miami Open||A||A||2R||A||A||A||1R||2R||NH||1R||0 / 4||2-4||33%|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||A||0 / 2||0-2||0%|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||Q2||NH||A||0 / 0||0-0||0%|
|Cincinnati Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||3R||1R||1R||0 / 4||3-4||43%|
|Wuhan Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||2R||NH||0 / 2||2-2||50%|
|China Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0-1||0%|
|Tournaments||1||1||2||4||6||3||11||20||10||13||Career total: 71|
|Titles||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||Career total: 2|
|Finals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||Career total: 2|
|Overall win-loss||0-1||0-1||1-2||3-5||3-6||2-3||10-11||25-19||3-10||11-13||2 / 71||58-71||45%|
|Australian Open||A||1R||A||1R||0 / 2||0-2||0%|
|French Open||A||2R||1R||1R||0 / 3||1-3||25%|
|Wimbledon||A||2R||NH||A||0 / 1||1-1||50%|
|US Open||1R||1R||A||2R||0 / 3||1-3||25%|
|Win-Loss||0-1||2-4||0-1||1-3||0 / 9||3-9||25%|
|Win||1-0||Sep 2019||Jiangxi Open, China||International||Hard||Elena Rybakina||6-2, 6-0|
|Win||2-0||Oct 2019||Tianjin Open, China||International||Hard||Heather Watson||6-4, 6-4|
|Win||1-0||Feb 2015||Rio Open, Brazil||International||Clay||Ysaline Bonaventure|| Irina-Camelia Begu
|Loss||0-1||Jan 2018||Newport Beach Challenger, United States||Hard||Jamie Loeb|| Misaki Doi
|6-7(4), 6-1, [8-10]|
|Win||1-0||May 2013||ITF Båstad, Sweden||10,000||Clay||Zuzana Luknárová||6-3, 6-2|
|Win||2-0||Oct 2013||ITF Stockholm, Sweden||10,000||Hard (i)||Tayisiya Morderger||7-6(2), 6-2|
|Win||3-0||Nov 2013||ITF Stockholm, Sweden||10,000||Hard (i)||Zuzana Luknárová||6-7(4), 6-2, 6-4|
|Win||4-0||Dec 2013||ITF Mérida, Mexico||25,000||Hard||Indy de Vroome||7-5, 4-6, 6-3|
|Win||5-0||Dec 2013||ITF Mérida, Mexico||25,000||Hard||Adriana Pérez||6-4, 6-0|
|Loss||5-1||Feb 2014||ITF Helsingborg, Sweden||10,000||Hard (i)||Jasmina Tinji?||1-6, 0-6|
|Win||6-1||Oct 2014||ITF Perth, Australia||25,000||Hard||Hiroko Kuwata||6-3, 6-0|
|Loss||6-2||Nov 2014||ITF Margaret River, Australia||25,000||Hard||Tereza Mrde?a||3-6, 3-6|
|Loss||6-3||May 2015||ITF Maribor, Slovenia||25,000||Clay||Maria Sakkari||6-3, 2-6, 2-6|
|Win||7-3||Jun 2015||ITF Ystad, Sweden||25,000||Clay||Mathilde Johansson||6-2, 6-1|
|Win||8-3||Nov 2015||ITF Macon, United States||50,000||Hard||Anna Tatishvili||6-3, 4-6, 6-1|
|Win||9-3||Apr 2016||ITF Dothan, United States||50,000||Clay||Taylor Townsend||6-4, 6-2|
|Win||10-3||Jun 2017||ITF Padua, Italy||25,000||Clay||Anastasiya Vasylyeva||5-7, 6-1, 6-4|
|Win||11-3||May 2018||Open de Cagnes-sur-Mer, France||100,000||Clay||Dayana Yastremska||6-4, 7-5|
|Win||1-0||Mar 2013||ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt||10,000||Hard||Malin Ulvefeldt|| Alina Mikheeva
|Loss||1-1||May 2013||ITF Båstad, Sweden||10,000||Clay||Malin Ulvefeldt|| Ellen Allgurin
|Win||2-1||May 2013||ITF Ra'anana, Israel||10,000||Hard||Lee Or|| Saray Sterenbach
|Loss||2-2||Dec 2013||ITF Mérida, Mexico||25,000||Hard||Hilda Melander|| Hsu Chieh-yu
|4-6, 7-5, [6-10]|
|Loss||2-3||Aug 2014||ITF Bad Saulgau, Germany||25.000||Clay||Hilda Melander|| Diana Buzean
Arabela Fernández Rabener
|Win||3-3||Sep 2014||ITF Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands||25,000||Clay||Eva Wacanno|| Richèl Hogenkamp
|Win||4-3||Mar 2015||ITF Curitiba, Brazil||25,000||Clay||Ysaline Bonaventure|| Beatriz García Vidagany
|4-6, 6-3, [10-5]|
|Win||5-3||Aug 2015||ITF Plze?, Czech Republic||25,000||Clay||Barbora Krej?íková|| Lenka Kun?íková
|Loss||5-4||Nov 2015||ITF Waco, United States||50,000||Hard||Julia Glushko|| Nicole Gibbs
|Win||6-4||Nov 2015||ITF Scottsdale, United States||50,000||Hard||Julia Glushko|| Viktorija Golubic
|4-6, 7-5, [10-6]|
|Loss||6-5||Nov 2017||ITF Tyler, United States||80,000||Hard||Jamie Loeb|| Jessica Pegula
|1.||Sloane Stephens||No. 8||Citi Open, United States||Hard||1R||6-2, 7-5||No. 70|