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).
Ponchet at the 2019 French Open
|Born||26 September 1996|
|Prize money||US$ 395,163|
|Career record||204–142 (59.0%)|
|Career titles||5 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 169 (22 July 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 225 (16 March 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2018, 2019)|
|French Open||1R (2018, 2019)|
|US Open||Q1 (2018, 2019)|
|Career record||87–80 (52.1%)|
|Career titles||7 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 159 (9 March 2020)|
|Current ranking||No. 160 (16 March 2020)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||1R (2018, 2019, 2020)|
|Last updated on: 22 June 2020.|
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.
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.
Ponchet played a total of 22 ITF tournaments in 2016.
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.
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.
Ponchet finished 2017 with a final win/loss record of 42–24 for singles matches.
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, 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.
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.
WTA 125K series finalsEdit
Doubles: 1 (runner-up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Feb 2020||WTA Newport Beach, United States||Hard||Marie Benoît|| Hayley Carter
ITF Circuit finalsEdit
Singles: 9 (5 titles, 4 runner–ups)Edit
|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
|Win||1–0||Mar 2014||ITF Gonesse, France||10,000||Clay (i)||Karolína Stuchlá|| Carolin Daniels
|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
|Loss||2–1||Jul 2016||ITF Getxo, Spain||10,000||Clay||Carla Lucero|| Oleksandra Korashvili
Ioana Loredana Roșca
|Loss||2–2||Jul 2016||ITF El Espinar, Spain||10,000||Hard||Ioana Loredana Roșca|| Charlotte Roemer
|Win||3–2||Dec 2016||ITF Castellón de la Plana, Spain||10,000||Clay||Laura Pigossi|| Arabela Fernández Rabener
|Loss||3–3||Apr 2017||ITF Hammamet, Tunisia||15,000||Clay||Manon Arcangioli|| Gabriela Ce
|Loss||3–4||Apr 2018||ITF Óbidos, Portugal||25,000||Carpet||Ganna Poznikhirenko|| Sarah Beth Grey
|Loss||3–5||Jul 2018||ITF Figueira da Foz, Portugal||25,000||Hard||Sviatlana Pirazhenka|| Yvonne Cavalle-Reimers
|Win||4–5||May 2019||ITF Les Franqueses del Vallès, Spain||60,000||Hard||Eden Silva|| Jodie Anna Burrage
|Win||5–5||Aug 2019||ITF Lexington, United States||60,000||Hard||Robin Anderson|| Ann Li
|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
|Win||7–5||Nov 2019||ITF Toronto, Canada||60,000||Hard (i)||Robin Anderson|| Mélodie Collard
Leylah Annie Fernandez
|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
|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%|
- "Getting to know you: Introducing Melbourne's Grand Slam debutantes". 14 January 2018.
- "ITF profile of Jessika Ponchet". ITF.
- "Jessika Ponchet WTA website". WTA Tour official website.
- "Open d'Australie : Des wild cards pour Corentin Moutet et Jessika Ponchet". Eurosport. 8 December 2017.
- "Muguruza made to work by Ponchet for Melbourne win". WTA Tour official website. 16 January 2018.
- "Tara Moore saves match point at 0–6 0–5 down before beating Jessika Ponchet". 9 April 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.