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Caroline Dolehide (born September 5, 1998) is an American professional tennis player. She achieved a career high Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranking of No. 102 in the world during the summer of 2018.

Caroline Dolehide
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Caroline Dolehide at the 2018 French Open
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceOrlando, Florida, US[1]
Born (1998-09-05) September 5, 1998 (age 20)[2]
Hinsdale, Illinois, US
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro2017
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachStephen Huss
Prize moneyUS$475,436
Singles
Career record130–84 (60.7%)
Career titles0 WTA, 4 ITF[3]
Highest rankingNo. 102 (16 July 2018)
Current rankingNo. 201 (6 May 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2018, 2019)
French Open2R (2018)
Wimbledon1R (2018)
US Open1R (2018)
Doubles
Career record47–30 (61.0%)
Career titles0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 99 (6 November 2017)
Current rankingNo. 137 (6 May 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonQ1 (2018)
US Open3R (2018)
Last updated on: 12 May 2019.

As a junior, Dolehide was a two-time Grand Slam finalist in doubles. On the ITF pro circuit, she has won four singles titles and three doubles titles. Dolehide made her WTA Tour debut in July 2017. She has since reached one WTA quarterfinal and also won her first Grand Slam match at the 2018 French Open.

Dolehide has an aggressive style of play. She possesses the ability to hit powerful groundstroke winners, especially on the forehand side.

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Early life and backgroundEdit

Dolehide grew up in the Chicago suburbs, where she began playing tennis at 5 years old. She has an older sister Courtney who played college tennis at UCLA, coached women's tennis at UT Austin, and became the head coach of men's and women's tennis at Georgetown in 2018.[4] Her younger sister Stephanie also plays tennis, and has committed to West Point. Her brother Brian plays collegiate golf at Florida Atlantic University.[2]

Dolehide worked with her youth coach Tom Lockhart since the age of six. She attended Hinsdale Central High School until her sophomore year, when she moved to Florida to train with the USTA. At this point, she began working with Stephen Huss, a former Australian professional tennis player. Dolehide had verbally committed to play tennis at UCLA, but ultimately decided to forgo attending college to pursue a career as a professional.[5][6][7]

Junior careerEdit

In 2014, Dolehide reached the semifinals of the girls' singles event at the US Open, despite needing to qualify for the main draw. She upset three of the top ten seeds in the tournament, including Markéta Vondroušová in the first round, before losing to the eventual champion Marie Bouzková.[8] Later that year, she also made it to the semifinals of the Eddie Herr Championships and the quarterfinals at the Orange Bowl, two prestigious Grade 1 tournaments.[9] This helped her rise to a career high ITF junior ranking of No. 16 in the world the following summer.[10] Dolehide was then forced to skip the 2015 US Open and most of the remaining events that season after breaking her left foot. This injury prevented her from continuing to climb in the rankings.[6]

As a junior, Dolehide was more successful in doubles than in singles. In April 2015, she partnered with Ena Shibahara to win the USTA International Spring Championships, her only title at a Grade 1 event. The following week, the duo made it to another final at the Easter Bowl, this time losing to Sofia Kenin and Katie Swan.[11] In the last few tournaments of her junior career, Dolehide achieved two of her best results with two Grand Slam runner-ups, the first at the 2015 French Open with partner Katerina Stewart and the second at the 2016 US Open with partner Kayla Day.[12][13]

Professional careerEdit

 
Dolehide at the 2018 French Open

Dolehide began playing regularly on the ITF pro circuit in 2016 after missing the second half of 2015 with a broken left foot.[6] In June, she won both the singles and doubles events at the $10K tournament in Buffalo for her first professional titles.[6] The following year in 2017, she then won two more tournaments at the $25K tier, including Winnipeg in July. Later that month, Dolehide qualified for the Stanford Classic to make her WTA main draw debut.[14] She won her first WTA tour-level match against No. 48 Naomi Osaka before losing to compatriot Madison Keys in the next round.[15] This success helped her crack the Top 200 of the WTA rankings for the first time. After the US Open, Dolehide made her first WTA quarterfinal at the Tournoi de Québec to rise to a career-high ranking of No. 137.[16]

Dolehide also played in the doubles event at Stanford with her Junior US Open partner Kayla Day. The pair had already reached two finals and won one title on the ITF circuit in February,[17][18] and they continued their success together by making it to the semifinals in their doubles debut on the WTA Tour.[19][20] The two of them were also awarded a wild card into the US Open, where they upset 10th-seeded veteran doubles specialists Abigail Spears and Katarina Srebotnik in their Grand Slam debut in doubles.[21] A few weeks later, Dolehide followed up this performance by winning a $100K ITF title at the Abierto Tampico with veteran María Irigoyen,[22] a victory that helped her finish the year just inside the top 100 of the WTA doubles rankings.[23]

In March 2018, Dolehide was awarded a wild card into the main draw of the Indian Wells Open, where she picked up her first two match wins at a Premier Mandatory tournament, including a second round victory over No. 30 Dominika Cibulkova. She also pushed Simona Halep to three sets in her third round loss to the world No. 1 player.[24][25] Dolehide continued her momentum into the clay court season, where she won the $60K event at Indian Harbour Beach, the biggest title of her career.[26] She closed out the clay season by qualifying for the French Open. In her grand slam main draw debut in singles, Dolehide defeated Viktorija Golubic before losing to Keys in the following match.[27] In the next few months, she also made her debuts at Wimbledon as a lucky loser and the US Open as a direct acceptance, but lost in the opening round in both tournaments.[28][29]

Playing styleEdit

Dolehide is an aggressive baseliner.[30] She is known for having a strong serve and powerful groundstokes, which she uses to a hit a high number of winners.[24][25] Her forehand in particular is one of her best shots and was already very advanced while she was still a teenager.[14] CiCi Bellis faced Dolehide at the 2014 Orange Bowl when both players were still juniors and commented that Dolehide "hits probably the hardest by far" compared to Bellis's other opponents and said "her serve is amazing."[9] Venus Williams defeated Dolehide at the 2018 Canadian Open, but commented that "she had a really great second serve."[31]

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 6 (4 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (0–0)
$80,000 tournaments (0–0)
$60,000 tournaments (1–1)
$25,000 tournaments (2–1)
$10,000 tournaments (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–1)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2016 ITF Buffalo, US[32] $10,000 Clay   Lauren Herring 6–1, 7–5
Loss 1–1 Oct 2016 ITF Stillwater, US[33] $25,000 Hard   Danielle Collins 0–1, ret.
Win 2–1 Feb 2017 ITF Surprise, US[34] $25,000 Hard   Danielle Lao 6–3, 6–1
Loss 2–2 Apr 2017 Boyd Tinsley Classic, US[35] $60,000 Clay   Madison Brengle 4–6, 3–6
Win 3–2 Jul 2017 ITF Winnipeg, Canada[36] $25,000 Hard   Mayo Hibi 6–3, 6–4
Win 4–2 Apr 2018 Space Coast Pro Tennis Classic, US[37] $60,000 Clay   Irina Maria Bara 6–4, 7–5

Doubles: 6 (3 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (1–2)
$80,000 tournaments (0–0)
$60,000 tournaments (0–0)
$25,000 tournaments (1–1)
$10,000 tournaments (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2016 ITF Buffalo, US[32] $10K Clay   Ingrid Neel   Sophie Chang
  Alexandra Mueller
5–7, 6–3, [10–6]
Loss 1–1 Feb 2017 Dow Corning Tennis Classic, US[17] $100K Hard (i)   Kayla Day   Ashley Weinhold
  Caitlin Whoriskey
6–7(1–7), 3–6
Win 2–1 Feb 2017 ITF Rancho Santa Fe, US[18] $25K Hard   Kayla Day   Anhelina Kalinina
  Chiara Scholl
6–3, 1–6, [10–7]
Loss 2–2 Jul 2017 ITF Winnipeg, Canada[36] $25K Hard   Kimberly Birrell   Hiroko Kuwata
  Valeria Savinykh
4–6, 6–7(4–7)
Win 3–2 Sep 2017 Abierto Tampico, Mexico[22] $100K Hard   Maria Irigoyen   Kaitlyn Christian
  Giuliana Olmos
6–4, 6–4
Loss 3–3 May 2019 FineMark Women's Pro Tennis Championship, US[38] $100K Clay   Usue Maitane Arconada   Alexa Guarachi
  Erin Routliffe
3–6, 6–7(5–7)

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' DoublesEdit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2015 French Open Clay   Katerina Stewart   Miriam Kolodziejová
  Markéta Vondroušová
0–6, 3–6
Loss 2016 US Open Hard   Kayla Day   Jada Hart
  Ena Shibahara
6–4, 2–6, [11–13]

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Only WTA Tour main draw (incl. Grand Slams), Olympics and Fed Cup results are considered.[3]

SinglesEdit

Current through the 2018 US Open.

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A Q2 0 / 0 0–0  – 
French Open A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Wimbledon A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
US Open Q1 Q1 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–3 0 / 3 1–3 25%
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A 3R 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Miami Open A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Madrid Open A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0  – 
China Open A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Open A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Italian Open A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Canadian Open A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Cincinnati Open A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Tokyo / Wuhan Open A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 2–2 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 2–2 4–7 6–9
Year-end ranking 348 148 40%

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2017 2018 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
French Open A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Wimbledon A Q1 0 / 0 0–0  – 
US Open 2R 3R 0 / 2 3–2 50%
Win–Loss 1–1 2–1 0 / 2 3–2 50%
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0
Overall Win–Loss 3–3 3–2 6–5
Year-end ranking 99 55%

ReferencesEdit

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