Jessika Ponchet

Jessika Ponchet (born 26 September 1996) is a French professional tennis player. She has career-high WTA rankings of world No. 169 in singles (attained on 22 July 2019) and world No. 159 in doubles (attained on 9 March 2020).

Jessika Ponchet
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Ponchet at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) France
ResidenceAngresse, France
Born (1996-09-26) 26 September 1996 (age 24)
Bayonne, France
Turned pro2011
PlaysRight-handed
(one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 395,163
Singles
Career record204–142 (59.0%)
Career titles5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 169 (22 July 2019)
Current rankingNo. 225 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2018, 2019)
French Open1R (2018, 2019)
WimbledonQ2 (2019)
US OpenQ1 (2018, 2019)
Doubles
Career record87–80 (52.1%)
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 159 (9 March 2020)
Current rankingNo. 160 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (2018, 2019, 2020)
Last updated on: 22 June 2020.

CareerEdit

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

2011–2013Edit

Ponchet played the singles events of four tournaments and the doubles event of one tournament on the 2011 ITF Women's Circuit, starting with a $100,000 tournament held in early July in the French city of Biarritz. She played a total of eleven and eighteen ITF tournaments in 2012 and 2013 respectively.[2]

2014–2015Edit

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 Women's Circuit.[1][2]

2016Edit

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

2017Edit

Ponchet made her Grand Slam and WTA Tour singles debut at the French Open after receiving a singles qualifying wild card; in the qualifying event, she defeated Dalma Gálfi (the 2015 ITF World Champion in the girls' combined category) in the first round before losing to the No. 4 seed Richèl Hogenkamp in the second round.[2][3]

Ponchet made her WTA 125K series debut at the Open de Limoges, entering only its singles event. She received a wild card 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 round.[2][3]

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

2018Edit

Ponchet made her Grand Slam and WTA Tour singles main-draw debut at the Australian Open after receiving a wild card 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 singles main-draw debut after receiving a wild card for the main draw, where she lost in the first round to the unseeded Lucie Šafářová in straight sets.

2019Edit

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 $25,000 ITF 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]

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (runner-up)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2020 WTA Newport Beach, United States Hard   Marie Benoît   Hayley Carter
  Luisa Stefani
1–6, 3–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 9 (5 titles, 4 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (3–3)
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   Valeriya Strakhova 2–6, 3–6
Loss 0–2 May 2016 ITF Monzón, Spain 10,000 Hard   Marie Bouzková 4–6, 4–6
Win 1–2 Jul 2016 ITF Getxo, Spain 10,000 Clay   Ioana Loredana Roșca 4–6, 6–2, 6–1
Win 2–2 Jul 2016 ITF El Espinar, Spain 10,000 Hard   Rocío de la Torre Sánchez 6–4, 6–2
Loss 2–3 Nov 2016 ITF Vinaròs, Spain 10,000 Clay   Andrea Gamiz 6–1, 1–6, 4–6
Win 3–3 Nov 2016 ITF Benicarló, Spain 10,000 Clay   Amanda Carreras 6–0, 7–6(8–6)
Win 4–3 Jul 2018 ITF Figueira da Foz, Portugal 25,000 Hard   Eva Guerrero Álvarez 7–6(7–4), 6–2
Win 5–3 Feb 2019 ITF Glasgow, United Kingdom 25,000 Hard (i)   Mariam Bolkvadze 6–3, 6–1
Loss 5–4 Mar 2020 ITF Mâcon, France 25,000 Hard (i)   Océane Dodin 6–3, 1–6, 3–6

Doubles: 13 (8 titles, 5 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (5–2)
Clay (3–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Mar 2014 ITF Gonesse, France 10,000 Clay (i)   Karolína Stuchlá   Carolin Daniels
  Lena-Marie Hofmann
6–7(4–7), 6–3, [10–3]
Win 2–0 Jun 2016 ITF Madrid, Spain 10,000 Clay   Marina Shamayko   Ainhoa Atucha Gómez
  María José Luque Moreno
6–2, 6–3
Loss 2–1 Jul 2016 ITF Getxo, Spain 10,000 Clay   Carla Lucero   Oleksandra Korashvili
  Ioana Loredana Roșca
0–6, 3–6
Loss 2–2 Jul 2016 ITF El Espinar, Spain 10,000 Hard   Ioana Loredana Roșca   Charlotte Roemer
  Sarah-Rebecca Sekulic
2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Win 3–2 Dec 2016 ITF Castellón de la Plana, Spain 10,000 Clay   Laura Pigossi   Arabela Fernández Rabener
  Isabelle Wallace
6–1, 6–3
Loss 3–3 Apr 2017 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia 15,000 Clay   Manon Arcangioli   Gabriela Ce
  Andrea Gamiz
1–6, 2–6
Loss 3–4 Apr 2018 ITF Óbidos, Portugal 25,000 Carpet   Ganna Poznikhirenko   Sarah Beth Grey
  Olivia Nicholls
2–6, 1–6
Loss 3–5 Jul 2018 ITF Figueira da Foz, Portugal 25,000 Hard   Sviatlana Pirazhenka   Yvonne Cavalle-Reimers
  Andrea Gamiz
2–6, 5–7
Win 4–5 May 2019 ITF Les Franqueses del Vallès, Spain 60,000 Hard   Eden Silva   Jodie Anna Burrage
  Olivia Nicholls
6–3, 6–4
Win 5–5 Aug 2019 ITF Lexington, United States 60,000 Hard   Robin Anderson   Ann Li
  Jamie Loeb
7–6(7–4), 6–7(5–7), [10–7]
Win 6–5 Sep 2019 ITF Caldas da Rainha, Portugal 60,000 Hard   Isabella Shinikova   Anna Danilina
  Vivian Heisen
6–1, 6–3
Win 7–5 Nov 2019 ITF Toronto, Canada 60,000 Hard (i)   Robin Anderson   Mélodie Collard
  Leylah Annie Fernandez
7–6(9–7), 6–2
Win 8–5 Oct 2020 ITF Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, France 25,000 Hard (i)   Robin Anderson   Harriet Dart
  Sarah Beth Grey
4–6, 6–4, [10–8]

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

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; (P) postponed; (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.
Tournament 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Australian Open A 1R 1R Q1 0 / 2 0–2 0%
French Open Q2 1R 1R Q1 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Wimbledon A A Q2 0 / 0 0–0
US Open A Q1 Q1 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–2 0–2 0–0 0 / 4 0–4 0%

ReferencesEdit

  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 www.bbc.co.uk.

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