Jessika Ponchet
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Jessika Ponchet
Jessika Ponchet
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Ponchet at the 2022 French Open
Country (sports) France
ResidenceAngresse, France
Born (1996-09-26) 26 September 1996 (age 25)
Bayonne, France
Turned pro2011
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$635,353
Career record259-182 (58.7%)
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 152 (25 July 2022)
Current rankingNo. 157 (1 August 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open1R (2018, 2019)
French Open1R (2018, 2019)
WimbledonQ3 (2022)
US OpenQ1 (2018, 2019, 2021)
Career record120-101 (54.3%)
Career titles12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 124 (11 July 2022)
Current rankingNo. 126 (1 Aug 2022)
Grand Slam doubles results
French Open1R (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
Last updated on: 6 August 2022.

Jessika Ponchet (born 26 September 1996) is a French professional tennis player. She has career-high WTA rankings of 152 in singles (attained on 25 July 2022), and 124 in doubles (achieved on 11 July 2022).


Ponchet did not play any ITF Junior Circuit tournaments, plunging straight into the ITF Women's Circuit at the age of 14.[1]


Ponchet played the singles events of four tournaments and the doubles event of one tournament on the 2011 ITF Circuit, starting with a $100k tournament held in early July in the French city of Biarritz. She played a total of 11 and 18 ITF tournaments in 2012 and 2013, respectively.[2]


Ponchet played a total of 17 ITF tournaments in 2014. She suffered a major setback when torn knee ligaments forced her to miss tournaments in the first eight months of 2015. She played the singles events of seven tournaments and the doubles event of one tournament on the 2015 ITF Circuit.[1][2]


Ponchet played a total of 22 ITF tournaments in the 2016 season.[2]


She made her Grand Slam singles debut at the French Open after receiving a qualifying wildcard; however, after defeating Dalma Gálfi (the 2015 ITF World Champion in the girls' combined category), she lost to the No. 4 seed Richèl Hogenkamp in the second round.[2][3]

Ponchet made her WTA 125 tournaments debut at the Open de Limoges, entering only its singles event. She received a wildcard for the main draw, where she defeated her compatriot Chloé Paquet in the first round and lost to the No. 7 seed Kaia Kanepi in the second.[2][3]

Ponchet finished 2017 with a final win-loss record of 42-24 for singles matches.[1]


She made her Grand Slam and WTA Tour singles main-draw debut at the Australian Open after receiving a wildcard for the main draw,[4] where she lost in the first round to the No. 3 seed Garbiñe Muguruza. Prior to the Australian Open, Ponchet had in her entire career played in the singles main-draw event of just one tournament that was at a higher level than the ITF Women's Circuit (the 2017 Open de Limoges) and had never even faced a player ranked in the top 100 of WTA singles rankings.[5]

Ponchet made French Open debut after receiving a wildcard for the singles main draw, where she lost in the first round to the unseeded Lucie ?afá?ová, in straight sets.


At the Australian Open, Ponchet reached the singles main draw where she lost in the first round to 19th-seeded Caroline Garcia, after winning all her three qualifying matches without dropping a set.

On 9 April, in her first-round match of the $25k tournament in Sunderland, Ponchet was leading Tara Moore 6-0, 5-0 and had a match point to achieve a double bagel, but Moore staged a comeback to win 0-6, 7-6, 6-3.[6]

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.
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 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W-L Win %
Australian Open A 1R 1R Q1 A Q1 0 / 2 0-2 0%
French Open Q2 1R 1R Q1 A Q2 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Wimbledon A A Q2 A Q1 Q3 0 / 0 0-0 -
US Open A Q1 Q1 A Q1 0 / 0 0-0 -
Win-loss 0-0 0-2 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 4 0-4 0%

WTA Challenger finals

Doubles: 3 (3 runner-ups)

Result W-L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Feb 2020 WTA 125 Newport Beach, United States Hard Belgium Marie Benoît United States Hayley Carter
Brazil Luisa Stefani
1-6, 3-6
Loss 0-2 Dec 2021 WTA 125 Limoges, France Hard (i) France Estelle Cascino Romania Monica Niculescu
Russia Vera Zvonareva
4-6, 4-6
Loss 0-3 May 2022 WTA 125 Saint-Malo, France Clay France Estelle Cascino Japan Eri Hozumi
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
6-7(1-7), 1-6

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 13 (7 titles, 6 runner-ups)

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (5-5)
Clay (2-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Oct 2015 ITF Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia 10,000 Hard Ukraine Valeriya Strakhova 2-6, 3-6
Loss 0-2 May 2016 ITF Monzón, Spain 10,000 Hard Czech Republic Marie Bouzková 4-6, 4-6
Win 1-2 Jul 2016 ITF Getxo, Spain 10,000 Clay Romania Ioana Loredana Ro?ca 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Win 2-2 Jul 2016 ITF El Espinar, Spain 10,000 Hard Spain Rocío de la Torre Sánchez 6-4, 6-2
Loss 2-3 Nov 2016 ITF Vinaròs, Spain 10,000 Clay Venezuela Andrea Gamiz 6-1, 1-6, 4-6
Win 3-3 Nov 2016 ITF Benicarló, Spain 10,000 Clay United Kingdom Amanda Carreras 6-0, 7-6(8-6)
Win 4-3 Jul 2018 ITF Figueira da Foz, Portugal 25,000 Hard Spain Eva Guerrero Álvarez 7-6(7-4), 6-2
Win 5-3 Feb 2019 ITF Glasgow, UK 25,000 Hard (i) Georgia (country) Mariam Bolkvadze 6-3, 6-1
Loss 5-4 Mar 2020 ITF Mâcon, France 25,000 Hard (i) France Océane Dodin 6-3, 1-6, 3-6
Loss 5-5 Jun 2021 ITF Figueira da Foz, Portugal 25,000 Hard France Tessah Andrianjafitrimo 7-6(7-3), 1-6, 0-6
Win 6-5 Sep 2021 ITF Leiria, Portugal 25,000 Hard Finland Anastasia Kulikova 7-6(7-3), 6-0
Loss 6-6 Jul 2022 ITF Palma del Río, Spain 25,000+H Hard Spain Marina Bassols Ribera 7-5, 4-6, 3-6
Win 7-6 Jul 2022 ITF Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain 60,000 Hard Switzerland Jenny Dürst 6-4, 7-5

Doubles: 18 (12 titles, 6 runner-ups)

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (8-3)
Clay (4-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-1)



  1. ^ a b c "Getting to know you: Introducing Melbourne's Grand Slam debutantes". 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "ITF profile of Jessika Ponchet". ITF.
  3. ^ a b "Jessika Ponchet WTA website". WTA Tour official website.
  4. ^ "Open d'Australie : Des wild cards pour Corentin Moutet et Jessika Ponchet". Eurosport. 8 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Muguruza made to work by Ponchet for Melbourne win". WTA Tour official website. 16 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Tara Moore saves match point at 0-6 0-5 down before beating Jessika Ponchet". 9 April 2019 – via

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