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Anastasija Sevastova (born 13 April 1990) is a professional tennis player from Latvia.

Anastasija Sevastova
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Sevastova at 2019 Fed Cup
Country (sports) Latvia
ResidenceLiepāja, Latvia
Born (1990-04-13) 13 April 1990 (age 29)
Liepāja, Latvia
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2006
RetiredMay 2013–2015; active
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachRonnie Schmidt
Prize money$6,363,123
Singles
Career record395–216 (64.6%)
Career titles3 WTA, 13 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 11 (15 October 2018)
Current rankingNo. 12 (1 July 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2011, 2019)
French Open4R (2019)
Wimbledon2R (2017, 2019)
US OpenSF (2018)
Doubles
Career record62–64
Career titles4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 57 (8 October 2018)
Current rankingNo. 63 (22 April 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2017, 2018)
French Open2R (2010)
Wimbledon1R (2010, 2011, 2017)
US OpenQF (2018)
Team competitions
Fed Cup21–10
Last updated on: 24 March 2019.

Having retired in 2013 due to recurring injuries, Sevastova returned to competition in 2015 and at the 2016 US Open she defeated third-seeded Garbiñe Muguruza as well as Johanna Konta en route to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal. In 2018, she topped that at the US Open, defeating defending champion Sloane Stephens en route to the semifinal.

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CareerEdit

In 2007, she qualified for the İstanbul Cup where she won her first career WTA match beating Anastasiya Yakimova. In the second round, she lost to fifth-seeded Alona Bondarenko.

In August 2009, she qualified for the main draw of the US Open and won her first match in a Grand Slam tournament by defeating Tamarine Tanasugarn.

2010–2013Edit

In March 2010, Sevastova got one of the bigger wins of her early career by defeating world No. 9 Jelena Janković in the first round of the Monterrey Open and then reached the semifinals. Sevastova played at the Estoril Open and in her first match defeated top seed Ágnes Szávay in three sets. In the final of this tournament, her first WTA final, she beat Arantxa Parra Santonja in straight sets and won her first WTA title.

At the 2011 Australian Open, Sevastova upset the 21st seed Yanina Wickmayer in straight sets, before losing in the fourth round to world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets.

Due to ongoing injuries and illness, Sevastova announced her retirement from the sport in May 2013.[1]

2015: Return to professional tennisEdit

In 2015 January, Sevastova returned to professional tennis, receiving a wildcard into the $10K tournament in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. In the first half of the year, she won four ITF tournaments.

In the Brasil Tennis Cup, Sevastova reached her first WTA semifinal since 2013 in Pattaya. At the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, she upset Karolína Plíšková in the second round and then lost to eventual champion Svetlana Kuznetsova in three sets.

2016: First Grand Slam quarterfinalEdit

 
Sevastova, 2016

During the summer, Sevastova reached two finals: in Mallorca and Bucharest, losing to Caroline Garcia and Simona Halep respectively.

At the US Open, Sevastova stunned Garbiñe Muguruza in the second round in straight sets, then followed with wins over Kateryna Bondarenko and Johanna Konta, reaching her first Grand Slam quarterfinal.[2] She was defeated in the quarterfinals by Caroline Wozniacki, but gained with the new ranking of No. 32, eclipsing a new high ranking of No. 36 on 31 January 2011.

2017: Second WTA title; second US Open quarterfinal; top-15 rankingEdit

Sevastova reached the third round of the Australian Open, beating Nao Hibino and Kristína Kučová before losing to Garbiñe Muguruza.

Sevastova reached semifinals at two Premier-5 events- Dubai Tennis Championships and Mutua Madrid Open. In Madrid she had her second top-ten win in 2017, beating world No. 3 Karolína Plíšková in straight sets. Sevastova claimed her first WTA title since 2010, winning Mallorca Open, where she had reached final the previous year.

Following Wimbledon, Sevastova reached No. 17 in the singles rankings, and two quarterfinal appearances at the Bucharest Open and Swedish Open.

Sevastova made it to her second consecutive US Open quarterfinal. She won her first three rounds easily in straight sets and defeated Maria Sharapova in the fourth round, before losing to eventual champion Sloane Stephens.

Sevastova played at Elite Trophy in Zhuhai. She won both her matches in the group stage, against Sloane Stephens and Barbora Strýcová. In semifinal she was defeated by Julia Görges.[3]

2018: Third WTA title; first Grand Slam semifinal; first Mandatory finalEdit

Sevastova started 2018 season in Brisbane, where she lost in semifinals to the qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich.[4] At Australian Open, Sevastova lost in second round to Maria Sharapova.[5]

In Doha, Sevastova was eliminated in the third round by Simona Halep.[6] In Indian Wells, Sevastova defeated Monica Puig and Julia Görges before losing to Venus Williams in fourth round.[7] In Miami, she defeated Alizé Cornet and lost to Victoria Azarenka in third round.[8] Sevastova reached semifinals in Charleston, where she lost to Julia Görges.[9]

Sevastova played for Latvia in the Fed Cup. After she, alongside teammates Jeļena Ostapenko, Diāna Marcinkēviča and Daniela Vismane helped Latvia win all three of its ties in the zonal group round-robin phase, and defeat Serbia in the zonal group playoffs, Latvia advanced to the World Group II playoffs, where they played Russia. Despite Sevastova dropping her first match to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Ostapenko won both of her singles rubbers, and after Sevastova defeated Ekaterina Makarova in the final singles rubber, Latvia advanced to World Group II.[10]

In Madrid, Sevastova lost in second round to Kiki Bertens.[11] In Rome, she reached third round where she lost to Caroline Wozniacki.[12] At French Open she lost in first round to qualifier Mariana Duque-Mariño.

Sevastova started grass-court season in Mallorca as the defending champion. She lost in the final to Tatjana Maria.[13] In Eastbourne, Sevastova lost in third round to Daria Kasatkina.[14] At Wimbledon, she lost in the first round to Camila Giorgi.

Returning to the clay in July, Sevastova made the final of the Bucharest Open defeating Croatian Petra Martić in straight sets to win her third WTA title.

At the US Open, Sevastova defeated Donna Vekić, Claire Liu, Ekaterina Makarova and 7th seed Elina Svitolina to reach her third consecutive quarterfinal at the tournament. In the quarterfinals, she defeated defending champion Sloane Stephens in straight sets to reach her first major semifinal, where she lost to 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams in straight sets.[15]

In October, Sevastova reached the final in Beijing, defeating Donna Vekić, Dominika Cibulková and Naomi Osaka. She lost to Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets but after the tournament, she made her career highest ranking (No. 12).[16] At Kremlin Cup, Sevastova reached semifinals where she lost to qualifier Ons Jabeur.[17]

Playing styleEdit

Sevastova is a tactical, all-round player who uses varied shots to win points. She possesses consistent and accurate groundstrokes, with both wings capable of producing winners. She has an accurate serve that can reach 110 mph (177 km/h). She also moves around the court well, and has good footwork. She may approach the net to finish points, and some of her best shots are her drop shots and slices. She states that her backhand is her favourite shot. Possibly her biggest asset is her variety and resilience on court.

EndorsementsEdit

She is sponsored by Yonex for her racquets and clothing. She uses the Yonex Ezone DR 98 racquet.[citation needed]

Significant finalsEdit

Premier-Mandatory & Premier-5 tournamentsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2018 China Open Hard   Caroline Wozniacki 3–6, 3–6

WTA career finalsEdit

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

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)
Premier (0–0)
International (3–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (1–2)
Clay (2–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 May 2010 Portugal Open, Estoril International Clay   Arantxa Parra Santonja 6–2, 7–5
Loss 1–1 Jun 2016 Mallorca Open, Spain International Grass   Caroline Garcia 3–6, 4–6
Loss 1–2 Jul 2016 Bucharest Open, Romania International Clay   Simona Halep 0–6, 0–6
Win 2–2 Jun 2017 Mallorca Open, Spain International Grass   Julia Görges 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 2–3 Jun 2018 Mallorca Open, Spain International Grass   Tatjana Maria 4–6, 5–7
Win 3–3 Jul 2018 Bucharest Open, Romania International Clay   Petra Martić 7–6(7–4), 6–2
Loss 3–4 Oct 2018 China Open, Beijing Premier M Hard   Caroline Wozniacki 3–6, 3–6

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2017 Mallorca Open, Spain International Grass   Jelena Janković   Chan Yung-jan
  Martina Hingis
w/o

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 23 (13 titles, 10 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2006 ITF Garching, Germany 10,000 Clay   Sandra Martinović 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 2–6
Win 1–1 Aug 2006 ITF Bad Saulgau, Germany 10,000 Clay   Josipa Bek 6–1, 6–0
Win 2–1 Aug 2006 ITF Bratislava, Slovakia 10,000 Clay   Klaudia Malenovská 4–6, 6–0, 6–3
Loss 2–2 May 2007 ITF Antalya, Turkey 25,000 Hard   Vojislava Lukić 3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Loss 2–3 Jun 2007 ITF Fontanafredda, Italy 25,000 Clay   Anna Korzeniak 5–7, 0–6
Win 3–3 Mar 2008 ITF Noida, India 25,000 Hard   Sunitha Rao 6–2, 6–1
Win 4–3 Jun 2008 ITF Galatina, Italy 25,000 Clay   Estrella Cabeza Candela 6–4, 6–4
Win 5–3 Jul 2008 ITF Les Contamines, France 25,000 Hard   Agustina Lepore 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 5–4 Aug 2008 ITF Katowice, Poland 25,000 Clay   Lenka Wienerová 3–6, 2–6
Loss 5–5 Sep 2008 ITF Brno, Czech Republic 25,000 Clay   Zuzana Ondrášková 4–6, 6–3, 2–6
Win 6–5 Mar 2009 ITF La Palma, Spain 25,000 Hard   Kristína Kučová 4–6, 6–1, 6–1
Win 7–5 May 2009 ITF Johannesburg, South Africa 100,000 Hard   Eva Hrdinová 6–2, 6–2
Loss 7–6 Jul 2009 ITF Zagreb, Croatia 75,000 Clay   Sandra Záhlavová 1–6, 6–7(4–7)
Loss 7–7 Jul 2012 ITF Versmold, Germany 50,000 Clay   Annika Beck 3–6, 1–6
Win 8–7 Jul 2012 ITF Zwevegem, Belgium 25,000 Hard (i)   Çağla Büyükakçay 6–0, 6–3
Win 9–7 Jul 2012 ITF Trnava, Slovakia 50,000 Clay   Ana Savić w/o
Win 10–7 Feb 2015 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 10,000 Hard   Yuuki Tanaka 7–5, 6–3
Win 11–7 Feb 2015 ITF Trnava, Slovakia 10,000 Hard (i)   Réka Luca Jani 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Win 12–7 Apr 2015 ITF Ahmedabad, India 25,000 Hard   Ankita Raina 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Win 13–7 May 2015 ITF Wiesbaden, Germany 25,000 Clay   Tereza Martincová 6–1, 6–3
Loss 13–8 May 2015 ITF La Marsa, Tunisia 25,000 Clay   Romina Oprandi 3–6, 3–6
Loss 13–9 Jul 2015 ITF Bursa, Turkey 50,000 Clay   İpek Soylu 5–7, 6–3, 1–6
Loss 13–10 May 2016 ITF Trnava, Slovakia 100,000 Clay   Kateřina Siniaková 6–7(4–7), 7–5, 0–6

Doubles: 5 (4 titles, 1 runner–up)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Aug 2008 ITF Katowice, Poland 25,000 Clay   Lenka Wienerová   Karolina Kosińska
  Aleksandra Rosolska
5–7, 6–3, [10–3]
Loss 1–1 May 2009 ITF Johannesburg, South Africa 100,000 Hard   Kristína Kučová   Naomi Cavaday
  Lesia Tsurenko
2–6, 6–2, [9–11]
Win 2–1 Jan 2015 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 10,000 Hard   Melanie Klaffner   Caroline Rohde-Moe
  Midori Yamamoto
6–4, 6–4
Win 3–1 Feb 2015 ITF Trnava, Slovakia 10,000 Hard (i)   Anna Maria Heil   Michaela Hončová
  Lenka Juríková
6–4, 6–3
Win 4–1 Sep 2015 ITF Saint-Malo, France 50,000 Clay   Kristína Kučová   Maria Marfutina
  Natalia Vikhlyantseva
6–7(1–7), 6–3, [10–5]

Performance timelineEdit

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q1 1R 4R A Q1 RT A 2R 3R 2R 4R 0 / 6 10–6 63%
French Open A A A 1R 1R 1R A Retired A 2R 3R 1R 4R 0 / 7 6–7 46%
Wimbledon A A Q1 1R 1R 1R A Retired A 1R 2R 1R 2R 0 / 6 2–7 22%
US Open A A A 2R 2R 1R Q3 Retired Q1 QF QF SF 0 / 6 15–6 71%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–4 3–4 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 6–4 9–4 6–4 6-2 0 / 24 29–24 55%
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A A A 3R 2R A Q1 RT A Q2 2R 4R 3R 0 / 5 6–5 55%
Miami Open A A A A Q2 A A Q1 RT A Q1 2R 3R 3R 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Madrid Open Not Held A A A A Retired A A SF 2R 3R 0 / 3 7–3 70%
China Open Not Tier I A QF A A Retired A 1R 1R F 0 / 4 7–4 64%
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Doha / Dubai Open NT1 A A 2R 2R A A RT A 1R SF 3R 0 / 5 8–5 62%
Italian Open A A A A A A A Retired A A 2R 3R 0 / 2 3–2 60%
Canadian Open A A A A A Q1 A Retired A A 2R QF 0 / 2 4–2 67%
Cincinnati Open Not Tier I A A Q2 A Retired A Q1 3R 1R 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Tokyo / Wuhan Open A A A Q2 Q1 1R A Retired A 1R 1R 1R 0 / 4 0–4 0%
Career statistics
Tournaments played 0 1 0 9 16 18 1 2 0 3 20 25 21 1 117
Titles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3
Finals 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 6
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 1–1 0–0 5–9 21–15 12–18 0–1 2–2 0–0 5–3 21–20 37–24 40–19 3–1 3 / 117 147–113 57%
Win %  –  50%  –  36% 58% 40% 0% 50%  –  63% 51% 61% 68% 75% 57%
Year-end ranking 529 267 194 83 45 94 181 - - 110 35 16 11 $5,042,063

Record against other playersEdit

Record against top-10 playersEdit

Sevastova's match record against players who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who are active in boldface.

Opponent Highest ranking Matches Won Lost Win % Last match
  Jelena Janković 1 3 2 1 67% Won (4–6, 6–1, 6–2) at 2016 Mallorca SF
  Karolína Plíšková 1 3 2 1 67% Won (6–3, 6–3) at 2017 Madrid R32
  Ana Ivanovic 1 2 1 1 50% Lost (3–6, 3–6) at 2016 Australian Open R64
  Simona Halep 1 9 3 6 33% Lost (4–6, 3–6) at 2018 Doha R16
  Garbiñe Muguruza 1 3 1 2 33% Lost (4–6, 2–6) at 2017 Australian Open R32
  Maria Sharapova 1 3 1 2 33% Lost (1–6, 6–74) at 2018 Australian Open R64
  Justine Henin 1 1 0 1 0% Lost (3–6, 4–6) at 2010 Wimbledon R128
  Serena Williams 1 1 0 1 0% Lost (3–6, 0–6) at 2018 US Open SF
  Venus Williams 1 1 0 1 0% Lost (5–7, 2–6) at 2016 Taipei QF
  Caroline Wozniacki 1 4 0 4 0% Lost (3–6, 3–6) at 2018 Beijing F
  Petra Kvitová 2 3 2 1 67% Lost (7–5, 1–6, 3–6) at 2011 Eastbourne R32
  Vera Zvonareva 2 1 0 1 0% Lost (2–6, 3–6) at 2010 Indian Wells R32
  Li Na 2 2 0 2 0% Lost (2–6, 3–6) at 2011 Stuttgart R32
  Agnieszka Radwańska 2 2 0 2 0% Lost (5–7, 4–6) at 2011 Dubai R32
  Svetlana Kuznetsova 2 3 0 3 0% Lost (7–5, 1–6, 3–6) at 2015 Moscow QF
  Sloane Stephens 3 4 2 2 50% Won (6–2, 6–3) at 2018 US Open QF
  Elina Svitolina 3 2 1 1 50% Won (6–3, 1–6, 6–0) at 2018 US Open R16
  Dominika Cibulková 4 2 2 0 100% Won (6–3, 7–65) at 2018 Beijing QF
  Naomi Osaka 4 4 2 2 50% Lost (6–4, 3–6, 4–6) at 2019 Australian Open R16
  Samantha Stosur 4 4 2 2 50% Won (6–1, 4–6, 6–3) at 2017 Stuttgart R32
  Johanna Konta 4 4 2 2 50% Won (6–3, 7–5) at 2017 Stuttgart R16
  Kimiko Date-Krumm 4 2 1 1 50% Lost (5–7, 1–6) at 2015 75k Dubai ITF R32
  Francesca Schiavone 4 1 0 1 0% Lost (6–77, 4–6) at 2016 Wimbledon R128
  Sara Errani 5 1 1 0 100% Won (7–64, 6–3) at 2016 Bucharest QF
  Eugenie Bouchard 5 3 2 1 67% Won (6–3, 6–0) at 2017 French Open R64
  Daniela Hantuchová 5 2 1 1 50% Won (6–4, 6–2) at 2016 Doha Q1
  Anna Chakvetadze 5 1 0 1 0% Lost (3–6, 6–4, 4–6) at 2010 100k Bronx ITF QF
  Lucie Šafářová 5 2 0 2 0% Lost (2–6, 4–6) at 2017 Taipei R16
  Flavia Pennetta 6 1 1 0 100% Won (6–3, 6–2) at 2011 Luxembourg R32
  Roberta Vinci 7 1 1 0 100% Won (6–2, 7–5) at 2017 Cincinnati R32
  Marion Bartoli 7 1 0 1 0% Lost (1–6, 3–6) at 2009 Charleston R32
  Ekaterina Makarova 8 1 0 1 0% Lost (3–6, 2–6) at 2016 New Haven R16
  Andrea Petkovic 9 1 1 0 100% Won (6–3, 6–4) at 2017 Charleston R32
  Kiki Bertens 10 3 1 2 33% Lost (1–6, 2–6) at 2019 Madrid R16
Total 72 28 44 38.89% * Statistics correct as of 21 January 2019

Wins over top-10 playersEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score AS rank
2010
1.   Jelena Janković No. 9 Monterrey Open, Mexico Hard 1R 5–7, 6–4, 6–4 No. 72
2.   Samantha Stosur No. 8 China Open Hard 1R 2–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–5 No. 55
2016
3.   Garbiñe Muguruza No. 3 US Open Hard 2R 7–5, 6–4 No. 48
2017
4.   Johanna Konta No. 7 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Germany Clay 2R 6–3, 7–5 No. 26
5.   Karolina Pliskova No. 3 Madrid Open, Spain Clay 2R 6–3, 6–3 No. 22
2018
6.   Julia Görges No. 10 Rogers Cup, Canada Hard 3R 6–3, 7–6(7–2) No. 19
7.   Elina Svitolina No. 7 US Open Hard 4R 6–3, 1–6, 6–0 No. 18
8.   Sloane Stephens No. 3 US Open Hard QF 6–2, 6–3 No. 18
9.   Naomi Osaka No. 6 China Open Hard SF 6–4, 6–4 No. 20

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ WTA Fans: Anastasija Sevastova retires at age of 23
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  3. ^ "Goerges glorious in Zhuhai semifinal defeat of Sevastova". 4 November 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Cinderella Sasnovich continues run, reaches Brisbane final". 5 January 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Sharapova rolls past Sevastova at the Australian Open". 18 January 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Halep surpasses Sevastova, heads into last eight in Doha". 15 February 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Venus edges Sevastova, back into Indian Wells quarterfinals". 14 March 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Azarenka outlasts Sevastova to make Miami fourth round". 24 March 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Goerges goes through to Charleston final over Sevastova". 8 April 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Fed Cup - Ostapenko and Sevastova guide Latvia into World Group II". 22 April 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Wozniacki keeps No.1 bid alive with comeback in Madrid". 7 May 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Wozniacki subdues Sevastova in Rome nightcap". 17 May 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Maria stuns Sevastova for first singles title in Mallorca". 24 June 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Barty outplays Hsieh to make Eastbourne quarterfinals". 27 June 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  15. ^ "'I'm on the climb, still': Stunning Serena sweeps past Sevastova into 9th US Open final". 7 September 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Wozniacki holds off Sevastova to win second China Open". WTA Tennis. 7 October 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  17. ^ "'I gave everything': Jabeur blasts into first final in Moscow". WTA Tennis. 19 October 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2019.

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