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Sophie Ferguson

Sophie Ferguson
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Ferguson, 2009
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceSydney, Australia
Born (1986-03-19) 19 March 1986 (age 33)
Sydney, Australia
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro2002
Retired2012
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$438,917
Singles
Career record248-186
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 109 (19 July 2010)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2005)
French Open2R (2010)
WimbledonQ2 (2011)
US Open1R (2010)
Doubles
Career record100-97
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 148 (8 October 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2006 & 2011)

Sophie Ferguson (born 19 March 1986, in Sydney) is a former Australian professional tennis player.

She won nine ITF Women's Circuit titles and played on the WTA Tour. She reached a career-high ranking in singles of world No. 109 on 19 July 2010, and high-ranking in doubles of No. 148 on 8 October 2007. She retired from tennis in 2012.

Ferguson has undergone coaching from Australian Tony Roche.[]

Career

In 2005, Ferguson got entry in the 2005 Australian Open as a wild card. She defeated Nuria Llagostera Vives in the first round before falling to Nadia Petrova in the second round.[1]

At the 2007 Australian Open, she defeated former world No. 8 Ai Sugiyama.

Sophie received a wild card to play in the 2007 Sony Ericsson International but lost in the first round against Jelena Kostanic Tosic.

She played at the 2009 Hansol Korea Open, and won through qualifying, before losing to former champion Maria Kirilenko.

In 2010, Ferguson got entry in the French Open as a qualifier. In the first round she defeated Petra Kvitová, before losing in the second round by eventual champion Francesca Schiavone.[2]

ITF Circuit finals

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (3-9)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 16 May 2004 Karuizawa, Japan Carpet Indonesia Wynne Prakusya 3-6, 2-6
Runner-up 2. 19 February 2006 Sydney, Australia Hard Slovakia Jarmila Gajdo?ová 4-6, 6-3, 6-7
Runner-up 3. 26 March 2006 Melbourne, Australia Clay Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan 3-6, 6-7
Winner 1. 5 August 2007 Obihiro, Japan Carpet Japan Ayumi Morita 6-4, 6-3
Winner 2. 13 September 2007 Tokyo, Japan Hard China Zhao Yi-Jing 6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 4. 14 October 2007 Rockhampton, Australia Hard New Zealand Marina Erakovic 6-7, 5-7
Runner-up 5. 21 October 2007 Gympie, Australia Hard New Zealand Marina Erakovic 6-4, 4-6, 6-7
Runner-up 6. 29 March 2009 Hammond, United States Hard United States Kristie Ahn 6-0, 4-6, 4-6
Runner-up 7. 27 June 2009 Périgueux, France Clay Ukraine Julia Vakulenko 2-6, 5-7
Winner 3. 16 August 2009 Quanzhou, China Hard Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan 6-3, 6-1
Runner-up 8. 21 March 2010 Fort Walton Beach, United States Hard South Africa Chanelle Scheepers 5-7, 5-7
Runner-up 9. 10 July 2010 Biarritz, France Clay Germany Julia Görges 2-6, 2-6

Doubles (6-7)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 14 August 2005 Wuxi, China Hard Australia Casey Dellacqua South Korea Jeon Mi-ra
Indonesia Wynne Prakusya
2-6, 6-7(6-8)
Runner-up 2. 12 November 2006 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard Australia Daniella Dominikovic South Africa Natalie Grandin
Australia Christina Wheeler
4-6, 6-4, 4-6
Runner-up 3. 20 April 2007 Bari, Italy Clay Slovakia Katarina Kachlikova Ukraine Veronika Kapshay
Ukraine Mariya Koryttseva
5-7, 2-6
Winner 1. 19 June 2007 Noto, Japan Carpet United States Anne Yelsey Japan Natsumi Hamamura
Japan Mari Tanaka
7-6(10-8), 6-1
Runner-up 4. 16 November 2007 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard Australia Trudi Musgrave South Africa Natalie Grandin
United States Robin Stephenson
4-6, 5-7
Runner-up 5. 23 May 2007 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard Australia Trudi Musgrave Germany Antonia Matic
Romania Monica Niculescu
7-5, 3-6, [8-10]
Runner-up 6. 16 May 2008 Caserta, Italy Clay Australia Christina Wheeler China Han Xinyun
China Xu Yifan
6-4, 4-6, [8-10]
Winner 2. 3 May 2009 Gifu, Japan Carpet Japan Aiko Nakamura Japan Misaki Doi
Japan Kurumi Nara
6-2, 6-1
Winner 3. 6 June 2009 Brno, Czech Republic Clay Australia Trudi Musgrave Slovakia Karin Morgosova
Slovakia Romana Tabak
6-4, 6-1
Runner-up 7. 5 March 2010 Sydney, Australia Hard Australia Trudi Musgrave Australia Casey Dellacqua
Australia Jessica Moore
w/o
Winner 4. 25 June 2010 Rome, Italy Clay Australia Trudi Musgrave Italy Claudia Giovine
Italy Valentina Sulpizio
6-0, 6-3
Winner 5. 9 May 2011 Reggio Emilia, Italy Clay Australia Sally Peers Italy Claudia Giovine
Argentina Maria Irigoyen
6-4, 6-1
Winner 6. 30 May 2011 Rome, Italy Clay Australia Sally Peers Poland Magda Linette
Romania Liana Ungur
w/o

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