Anastasija Sevastova (born 13 April 1990) is a professional tennis player from Latvia. Currently the top-ranked Latvian singles player, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 11 in October 2018 after reaching her first Premier Mandatory final at the China Open. She has won four singles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as thirteen singles and four doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit.
|Born||13 April 1990|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Retired||May 2013–2015; active|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||413–226 (64.6%)|
|Career titles||4 WTA, 13 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 11 (15 October 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 12 (19 August 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2011, 2019)|
|French Open||4R (2019)|
|Wimbledon||2R (2017, 2019)|
|US Open||SF (2018)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 4 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 56 (17 December 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 63 (5 August 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2017, 2018)|
|French Open||2R (2010)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2010, 2011, 2017)|
|US Open||QF (2018)|
|Last updated on: 8 August 2019.|
Somewhat like Kim Clijsters, Sevastova is best-known for her success at the US Open, particularly in recent years. In 2016, she defeated the reigning French Open champion and world No. 3 Garbiñe Muguruza, as well as Australian Open semifinalist Johanna Konta, en route to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal. In 2018, she reached her first Grand Slam semifinal, defeating defending champion and world No. 3 Sloane Stephens in the quarterfinals, whom she had lost to at that same stage in 2017, before losing to Serena Williams.
- 1 Career
- 1.1 2010–2013
- 1.2 2015: Return to professional tennis
- 1.3 2016: First Grand Slam quarterfinal
- 1.4 2017: Second WTA title; second US Open quarterfinal; top-15 ranking
- 1.5 2018: Third WTA title; first Grand Slam semifinal; first Mandatory final
- 1.6 2019: Second week of Australian Open and Rolland Garros; first title at home
- 2 Playing style
- 3 Endorsements
- 4 Significant finals
- 5 WTA career finals
- 6 ITF finals
- 7 Performance timeline
- 8 Record against other players
- 9 References
- 10 External links
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.
Due to ongoing injuries and illness, Sevastova announced her retirement from the sport in May 2013.
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
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. 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 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.
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.
2018: Third WTA title; first Grand Slam semifinal; first Mandatory finalEdit
In Doha, Sevastova was eliminated in the third round by Simona Halep. In Indian Wells, Sevastova defeated Monica Puig and Julia Görges before losing to Venus Williams in fourth round. In Miami, she defeated Alizé Cornet and lost to Victoria Azarenka in third round. Sevastova reached semifinals in Charleston, where she lost to Julia Görges.
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.
In Madrid, Sevastova lost in second round to Kiki Bertens. In Rome, she reached third round where she lost to Caroline Wozniacki. 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. In Eastbourne, Sevastova lost in third round to Daria Kasatkina. At Wimbledon, she lost in the first round to Camila Giorgi.
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.
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). At Kremlin Cup, Sevastova reached semifinals where she lost to qualifier Ons Jabeur.
2019: Second week of Australian Open and Rolland Garros; first title at homeEdit
Sevastova started her year off at Brisbane with a QF loss to world no.3 Osaka in three sets. She then went to the Australian Open and made her first second week at the event since 2011. She beat Barthel, Andreescu and Wang to lose to Osaka again in three sets. Osaka would go into to win the event and become world no.1.
Sevastova had a slump, partly due to injuries and resulted in early losses in Doha, Dubai, Indian Well and Miami. She made the quarterfinals at Stuttgart to start her clay court season with wins over Ostapenko and Siegemund. She had another three set tussle with a top 5 player with Kvitova, eventually losing 4–6 in the third. She would go onto to make third round of Madrid and have an early loss in Rome to Bertens and Bencic respectively.
Sevastova would go into Rolland Garros in questionable form but she would make the second week of the event for the first time. She played an amazing match against Mertens in the third round saving five match points with winners. She won the match 9–7 in the third. She would come into the fourth round somewhat tired and lose to the eventual finalist Vondousova 6–2, 6–0
Sevastova began her grass season at Mallorca having reached the final the lat three years in a row. She would make the semi-final and lose to the eventual champion Kenin in three sets. Wimbledon would turn out to be a disappointment as she made the second round and led 6–4, 3–0 against Collins. A match, if she won, would have secured her a top ten entry. However she would go onto lose in three sets.
After Wimbledon, Sevastova would bounce back though and claim what she called her most cherished title. She won the inaugural event in Latvia, the Jurmala Open. She struggled through the event, getting taken to three sets in the second round against Jakupovic and in the final against Kawa. However, she did take home the title, winning 3–6, 7–5, 6–4.
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.
Premier-Mandatory & Premier-5 tournamentsEdit
Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit
|Loss||2018||China Open||Hard||Caroline Wozniacki||3–6, 3–6|
WTA career finalsEdit
Singles: 8 (4 titles, 4 runner-ups)Edit
|Win||1–0||May 2010||Portugal Open, Portugal||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, China||Premier M||Hard||Caroline Wozniacki||3–6, 3–6|
|Win||4–4||Jul 2019||Baltic Open, Latvia||International||Clay||Katarzyna Kawa||3–6, 7–5, 6–4|
Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Jun 2017||Mallorca Open, Spain||International||Grass||Jelena Janković|| Chan Yung-jan
Singles: 23 (13 titles, 10 runner–ups)Edit
|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
|Win||1–0||Aug 2008||ITF Katowice, Poland||25,000||Clay||Lenka Wienerová|| Karolina Kosińska
|5–7, 6–3, [10–3]|
|Loss||1–1||May 2009||ITF Johannesburg, South Africa||100,000||Hard||Kristína Kučová|| Naomi Cavaday
|2–6, 6–2, [9–11]|
|Win||2–1||Jan 2015||ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt||10,000||Hard||Melanie Klaffner|| Caroline Rohde-Moe
|Win||3–1||Feb 2015||ITF Trnava, Slovakia||10,000||Hard (i)||Anna Maria Heil|| Michaela Hončová
|Win||4–1||Sep 2015||ITF Saint-Malo, France||50,000||Clay||Kristína Kučová|| Maria Marfutina
|6–7(1–7), 6–3, [10–5]|
|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 / 7||2–7||22%|
|US Open||A||A||A||2R||2R||1R||Q3||Retired||Q1||QF||QF||SF||3R||0 / 7||17–7||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||8–3||0 / 25||31–25||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||1R||0 / 6||8–6||57%|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||Retired||A||A||2R||3R||1R||0 / 3||3–3||50%|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||A||Retired||A||A||2R||QF||1R||0 / 3||4–3||57%|
|Cincinnati Open||Not Tier I||A||A||Q2||A||Retired||A||Q1||3R||1R||1R||0 / 3||2–3||40%|
|Tokyo / Wuhan Open||A||A||A||Q2||Q1||1R||A||Retired||A||1R||1R||1R||0 / 4||0–4||0%|
|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||24–16||4 / 133||168–128||57%|
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
|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|
|3.||Garbiñe Muguruza||No. 3||US Open||Hard||2R||7–5, 6–4||No. 48|
|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|
|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|
- WTA Fans: Anastasija Sevastova retires at age of 23
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