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Stephanie Bengson

Stephanie Bengson
Country (sports) Australia
Born (1987-01-31) 31 January 1987 (age 33)
Wollongong, Australia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro8 January 2012
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$37,245
Official websitehttp://stephaniebengson.com/
Singles
Career record36-46
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 541 (8 October 2012)
Doubles
Career record56-48
Career titles4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 154 (11 June 2012)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2012, 2013)

Stephanie Bengson (born 31 January 1987) is an Australian former professional tennis player.[1] Her career has developed more in doubles than singles. Her highest singles ranking is No. 541, achieved in October 2012. Her highest doubles ranking is No. 154, achieved in June 2012.[2]

Career

2005-2008

Bengson played collegiate D1 tennis at Long Beach State. She was the Big West Conference Freshman of the Year in 2005 and first team All-Big West honoree three times. A member of four league championship and NCAA post-season teams, Bengson earned a collegiate career high No. 31 in doubles and No. 115 national ranking. She was a key part of the 2008 team that achieved Long Beach's highest ever team ranking at No. 18 in the ITA rankings.

2011

Bengson won three doubles titles on tournaments of the ITF Women's Circuit in 2011.

2012

Bengson started her year playing at the Premier-level tournament in Sydney.[3] She and Tyra Calderwood fell in the first round to Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova. She and Calderwood then received a wildcard into the Australian Open, but they also fell in the first round to Eva Birnerová and Alberta Brianti. This was Stephanie's first Grand Slam performance.[4]

In May, Bengson went back to the ITF Circuit, competing in a string of Japanese Challengers. She won her biggest title yet at the $50k-level tournament in Fukuoka in May, winning the doubles event with fellow Australian, Monique Adamczak.[5] She then went to compete in the WTA International event, a week before Roland Garros in Strasbourg. She played alongside Adamczak in the doubles event and reached her first ever WTA event quarterfinal. The pair defeated Slovak duo Lenka Juríková and Kristína Ku?ová in the first round, and fell in the quarterfinals to Alexandra Cadan?u and Anne Keothavong.

Before the tour

Bengson played from 2005 to 2008 at nationally ranked Long Beach State. She was twice named first team all conference in both singles and doubles while earning career-high national rankings of No. 31 in doubles and 115 in singles during her senior season. Her team won the Big West Conference title and advanced to the NCAA's all four seasons she played at Long Beach State, including a No. 18 team-ranking during 2006. She graduated in 2008.

ITF Circuit finals

Doubles: 11 (4-7)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 15 Aug 2011 Todi, Italy Clay United States Kirsten Flower Italy Federica Di Sarra
Italy Angelica Moratelli
6-7, 5-7
Runner-up 2. 22 Aug 2011 Bagnatica, Italy Clay United States Kirsten Flower Italy Alice Balducci
Italy Benedetta Davato
4-6, 7-6, 2-6
Runner-up 3. 19 September 2011 Darwin, Australia Hard Australia Tyra Calderwood Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves
United Kingdom Samantha Murray
4-6, 2-6
Winner 4. 31 October 2011 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard Australia Tyra Calderwood Australia Isabella Holland
Australia Sally Peers
w/o
Winner 5. 14 November 2011 Traralgon, Australia Hard Australia Tyra Calderwood Australia Monique Adamczak
Australia Bojana Bobusic
6-7(2-7), 6-1, 6-3
Winner 6. 21 November 2011 Bendigo, Australia Hard Australia Tyra Calderwood Australia Storm Sanders
United Kingdom Samantha Murray
2-6, 6-1, 6-3
Runner-up 7. 4 February 2012 Burnie, Australia Hard Australia Tyra Calderwood Australia Arina Rodionova
United Kingdom Melanie South
2-6, 2-6
Runner-up 8. 20 February 2012 Mildura, Australia Grass Australia Tyra Calderwood Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugi?-Salki?
Russia Ksenia Lykina
7-5, 5-7, [7-10]
Winner 9. 7 May 2012 Fukuoka, Japan Grass Australia Monique Adamczak Japan Misa Eguchi
Japan Akiko Omae
6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 10. 17 September 2012 Port Pirie, Australia Hard South Africa Chanel Simmonds Australia Sacha Jones
Australia Sally Peers
4-6, 2-6
Runner-up 11. 28 October 2013 Bendigo, Australia Hard Australia Sally Peers Australia Monique Adamczak
Australia Olivia Rogowska
3-6, 6-2, [9-11]

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