Jamie Hampton

Jamie Lee Hampton (born January 8, 1990) is a former American professional tennis player. In July 2013, she reached her highest singles ranking of world No. 24.

Jamie Hampton
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Hampton at the 2013 French Open
Full nameJamie Lee Hampton
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceAuburn, Alabama, U.S.
Born (1990-01-08) January 8, 1990 (age 31)
Frankfurt, West Germany
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Turned proSeptember 2009
RetiredMay 2020
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,017,477
Career record184–113
Career titles5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 24 (July 29, 2013)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2013)
French Open4R (2013)
Wimbledon2R (2012)
US Open3R (2013)
Career record47–40
Career titles5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 74 (May 21, 2012)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open2R (2010)

Early lifeEdit

Hampton was born in Frankfurt, West Germany, because her father, a career US Army officer, was stationed in Germany at the time. Her mother is from South Korea. Soon after, the family moved to the United States. She lived in Enterprise, Alabama, until she was 13; then, she moved to Auburn, Alabama and trained with tennis coach Geoff Waring in Montgomery, Alabama.[1] Before graduating from Auburn High School in 2008, Hampton twice won the USTA Girls’ 18s doubles title.[2] Hampton turned pro in 2009, playing her first US Open in 2010.[3]

Professional careerEdit


After qualifying for the Auckland Open, Hampton fell in the first round to Monica Niculescu. As a qualifier, she advanced to the second round of the Australian Open with a win over Mandy Minella. She was then beaten by the eventual finalist, Maria Sharapova. Next, Hampton played in Memphis International where she beat defending champion Magdaléna Rybáriková in the first round but then fell to Vera Dushevina.

She then received a wildcard into the Indian Wells Open where she made it into the fourth round before having to retire due to cramping against Agnieszka Radwańska, having defeated former champion Jelena Janković in the second round en route. Hampton had to go through qualifying to play in the Miami Open, and then lost in the first round to Polona Hercog, whom she had beaten earlier at Indian Wells. Her next tournament was the Charleston Cup. She beat compatriot Sloane Stephens but then lost to US Open champion Samantha Stosur in the second round.

While struggling with back injuries during the clay court season, Hampton lost in qualifying at Internazionali BNL d'Italia and Internationaux de Strasbourg. Hampton was forced to retire in the first round of the French Open against Arantxa Rus due to an injury. After withdrawing from the Aegon Classic, Hampton upset 27th seed Daniela Hantuchová in the first round of Wimbledon. In the second round, she lost to Heather Watson.

Next up for Hampton was the US Open, where she lost in the first round to Marion Bartoli. Her next tournament was the Korea Open where she went through qualifying. She then advanced to the second round but was beaten by Ekaterina Makarova. The next week, Hampton played in the Pan Pacific Open. After advancing to the third round with wins over Caroline Garcia and Kaia Kanepi, she fell short to Agnieszka Radwańska.

Her last tournament of the year was the Osaka Open in Japan. She defeated Ayumi Morita and Tamarine Tanasugarn to get to the quarterfinals where she lost to top seed Samantha Stosur. With her best year on tour to date, Hampton ended the year ranked 71 in singles.


Hampton started off 2013 by playing in Auckland. In the first round, she defeated defending champion and fourth seed, Zheng Jie. In the next round, Hampton beat Marina Erakovic to get a place in the quarterfinals. She defeated Kiki Bertens in the quarterfinals. Hampton lost a tight two-set semifinal with two tiebreaks to the 2012 Wimbledon runner-up and world No. 4, Agnieszka Radwańska.

Her next tournament was the Australian Open. In the first round, she upset 31st seed Urszula Radwańska. Hampton then crushed qualifier Luksika Kumkhum, 6–2, 6–1. In the third round, she faced defending champion Victoria Azarenka. The match lasted over two hours before Azarenka prevailed in three sets. Hampton suffered a lower-back injury late in the second set.

At the Brussels Open, Hampton defeated Roberta Vinci to reach the semifinals, but lost in straight sets to Kaia Kanepi.

At the French Open, Hampton defeated 25th seed Lucie Šafářová in the first round in a tough three-set match and flew by Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in the second round. She defeated seventh seed Petra Kvitová in the third round in straight sets. Then she lost to Jelena Janković in the fourth round.

After qualifying for the Eastbourne International], Hampton upset top seed and world No. 4, Agnieszka Radwańska, in straight sets in the first round, and then went on to beat Caroline Wozniacki in the semifinals to reach her first WTA tournament final. She lost in the final to Elena Vesnina in straight sets.

She lost to Sloane Stephens in the first round of Wimbledon.

Hampton reached the semifinals of the Stanford Classic in California, where she was seeded fourth. With this result, she reached a career-high ranking of No. 24.

At the US Open, where Hampton was seeded at a Major for the first time, she reached the third round, but was again defeated by Sloane Stephens.


Hampton had a strong start to her 2014 season, advancing to the semifinals in Auckland, when she was forced to withdraw due to a hip injury against Venus Williams.

She subsequently withdrew from the Australian Open, and then underwent six surgeries over the next 18 months.[4] She has not returned to the tour since.[5]

2020: RetirementEdit

In May 2020, six years after playing her last match on tour, Hampton announced on Twitter that she was retiring from the tour due to nagging injuries.[6]

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 runner-upEdit

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–1)
International (0–0)
Result Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss June 22, 2013 Eastbourne International, UK Grass   Elena Vesnina 2–6, 1–6

Doubles: 1 runner-upEdit

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Result Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss September 18, 2011 Bell Challenge, Canada Hard   Anna Tatishvili   Raquel Kops-Jones
  Abigail Spears
1–6, 6–3, [6–10]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 12 (5–7)Edit

Outcome No. Date Location Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 25 June 2006 ITF Fort Worth, United States Hard   Alexa Glatch 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 23 June 2008 Wichita, United States Hard   Lauren Embree 3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 18 October 2009 Cleveland, United States Hard   Kyle Mcphillips 6-4, 6-1
Runner-up 4. 24 January 2010 Lutz, United States Clay   Mandy Minella 2–6, 6–4, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 7 March 2010 Hammond, United States Hard   Zhang Shuai 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 11 April 2010 Jackson, United States Clay   Mirjana Lučić-Baroni 5–7, 3–6
Winner 7. 18 April 2010 Osprey, United States Clay   Florencia Molinero 6–1, 6–3
Winner 8. 27 June 2010 Boston, United States Hard   Madison Brengle 6–2, 6–1
Winner 9. 11 July 2010 Grapevine, United States Hard   Kurumi Nara 6–3, 6–4
Winner 10. 13 September 2010 Redding, United States Hard   Jelena Pandžić 3–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 7 November 2010 Grapevine, United States Hard   Varvara Lepchenko 6–7(1), 4–6
Runner-up 12. 7 August 2011 Vancouver Open, Canada Hard   Aleksandra Wozniak 3–6, 1–6

Doubles: 9 (5–4)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 21 September 2009 ITF Obregón, Mexico Hard   Whitney Jones   Natalia Guitler
  Andrea Koch-Benvenuto
6–7, 4–6
Winner 2. 18 October 2009 ITF Cleveland, United States Clay   Grace Min   Taraka Bertrand
  Elizabeth Lumpkin
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 8 November 2009 ITF Rock Hill, United States Clay   Lauren Albanese   Sharon Fichman
  Anna Tatishvili
6–7(5), 6–4, [3–10]
Winner 4. 3 April 2010 ITF Pelham, United States Clay   Mallory Cecil   Chan Chin-wei
  Nicole Kriz
6–4, 6–3
Winner 5. 13 February 2011 ITF Midland, United States Hard   Anna Tatishvili   Irina Falconi
  Alison Riske
Runner-up 6. 7 August 2011 Vancouver Open, Canada Hard   Noppawan Lertcheewakarn   Kristýna Plíšková
  Karolína Plíšková
7–5, 2–6, [2–10]
Runner-up 7. 9 October 2011 Kansas City Classic,
United States
Hard   Ajla Tomljanović   Maria Abramović
  Eva Hrdinová
6–2, 2–6, [4–10]
Winner 8. 1 November 2011 ITF Grapevine, United States Hard   Zhang Shuai   Lindsay Lee-Waters
  Megan Moulton-Levy
6–4, 6–0
Winner 9. 13 November 2011 Phoenix Classic, United States Hard   Ajla Tomljanović   Maria Sanchez
  Yasmin Schnack
3–6, 6–3, 6–3

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)


Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 2R 3R A A 0 / 3 3–3
French Open A LQ 1R 4R A A 0 / 2 3–2
Wimbledon A A 2R 1R A A 0 / 1 1–2
US Open 1R 1R 1R 3R A A 0 / 4 2–4
Win–Loss 0–1 0–2 2–4 7–4 0–0 0–0 0 / 11 9–11


Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
French Open A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
US Open 1R 1R 1R A 2R 1R A A A A 0 / 5 1–5
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0-0 0 / 5 1–5


  1. ^ Jon Johnson, "Enterprise native Jamie Hampton rising up tennis charts Archived 2012-05-29 at archive.today", Dothan Eagle, April 25, 2010.
  2. ^ "Jamie L Hampton Archived 2011-07-28 at the Wayback Machine", retrieved September 6, 2010; "Jamie Hampton Archived 2010-09-03 at the Wayback Machine", retrieved September 6, 2010.
  3. ^ Stuart Lieberman, "Auburn native plays in 1st Grand Slam at U.S. Open Archived 2012-05-29 at archive.today", Opelika-Auburn News, September 5, 2010.
  4. ^ Courtney Nguyen (August 12, 2015). "Jamie Hampton: It's Definitely Not Over". wtatennis.com. Women's Tennis Association (WTA).
  5. ^ Gale Moormant (November 27, 2016). "Players that have faded from the tennis radar". Tennis World.
  6. ^ Jordaan Sanford (May 19, 2020). "JAMIE HAMPTON BIDS ADIEU TO "FIRST LOVE" AS SHE RETIRES FROM THE GAME". tennis.com. Tennis.

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