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Katherine Sebov (born January 5, 1999) is a Canadian professional tennis player. She reached a career-high WTA singles ranking of No. 199 on January 14, 2019, and a career-high ITF junior ranking of No. 22 on July 20, 2015.

Katherine Sebov
Country (sports) Canada
ResidenceKleinburg, Ontario
Born (1999-01-05) January 5, 1999 (age 20)
Toronto, Ontario
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro2016
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$84,015
Singles
Career record119–78 (60.4%)
Career titles1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 199 (January 14, 2019)
Current rankingNo. 243 (May 11, 2019)
Doubles
Career record9–16 (36.0%)
Highest rankingNo. 487 (March 24, 2019)
Current rankingNo. 434 (May 11, 2019)
Team competitions
Fed Cup4–2
Last updated on: May 11, 2019.

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Early lifeEdit

Sebov was born in Toronto and is of Ukrainian descent.[1] Her coaches are Simon Bartram in Toronto and Robert Lansdorp in Los Angeles.[2][3]

Tennis careerEdit

2013–14Edit

Sebov made her professional debut in November 2013 at the ITF 50K in Toronto, but was defeated in the qualifying second round in singles and in the first round in doubles.[4] In July 2013, she won her first junior singles title at the G4 in Vancouver.[5] In July 2014 at Wimbledon, she qualified for her first junior Grand Slam main draw where she lost in the first round in singles and in the quarterfinals in doubles.[6] In September 2014, Sebov advanced to the third round in singles as a qualifier at the junior US Open and was defeated in the first round in doubles.[7]

2015Edit

In January, Sebov won her second singles junior title, this time at the G1 in Traralgon.[8] A week later, she reached the second round in singles and the quarterfinals in doubles at the junior event of the Australian Open.[9] In March, Sebov qualified for the ITF 25K main draw in Rancho Santa Fe, but fell in the first round to CiCi Bellis.[10] Sebov made it to the second round in singles and to the first round in doubles at the junior French Open in May.[11] In June at the junior Wimbledon, Sebov was eliminated in the first round in singles and in the second round in doubles.[12] In July, she qualified for the main draw of the ITF $50,000 in Granby, defeating respectively compatriot Catherine Leduc, world No. 155 Julia Glushko and fellow Canadian Petra Januskova. She was eliminated by world No. 224 Amandine Hesse in the opening round.[13] In September at the junior US Open, she fell in the first round in singles.[14]

2016Edit

At the first Grand Slam of the season in January, the Australian Open, Sebov advanced to the third round of the junior event in singles but was defeated in the first round in doubles.[15] She decided to focus on the pro circuit for the rest of the season and did not play any other junior tournaments. In May, Sebov reached back-to-back semifinals at ITF 10Ks in Antalya.[16][17] In October, she qualified at the ITF 50K in Saguenay where she was defeated by Sachia Vickery in the second round.[18] Two weeks later in Toronto, she qualified for her second straight ITF 50K main draw, but was once again stopped in the second round by eventual winner CiCi Bellis.[19]

2017Edit

In January, Sebov qualified and reached the semifinals of the ITF 25K in Orlando.[20] Two weeks later, she qualified for the ITF 100K in Midland and defeated world No. 121 Verónica Cepede Royg in the opening round. She next played Sofya Zhuk and defeated her in straight sets. In the quarterfinals, Sebov scored the biggest win of her career so far with a victory over world No. 97 Varvara Lepchenko, her first top-100 win. She lost to world No. 98 Naomi Broady in the next round.[21] Sebov was selected to represent Canada at the Fed Cup Americas Zone Group I in early February, along with Bianca Andreescu, Charlotte Robillard-Millette and Carol Zhao, and made her debut with wins over María Fernanda Álvarez Terán of Bolivia, Montserrat González of Paraguay and Bárbara Gatica of Chile. She ended the ties with a 4–0 overall record and helped Canada reach the World Group II playoffs.[22] In late February, at the ITF 25K in Rancho Santa Fe, she advanced to the semifinals where she lost to the first seed Kayla Day.[23] In July, she reached her first professional final at the ITF 60K in Granby but was defeated by Cristiana Ferrando.[24]

2018Edit

In March at the ITF 25K in Toyota, Sebov reached her second final, losing to Dejana Radanović in three sets.[25]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (0–0)
$80,000 tournaments (0–0)
$60,000 tournaments (1–1)
$25,000 tournaments (0–2)
$15,000 tournaments (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2017 ITF Granby, Canada 60,000 Hard   Cristiana Ferrando 2–6, 3–6
Loss 0–2 Mar 2018 ITF Toyota, Japan 25,000 Hard   Dejana Radanović 4–6, 6–3, 4–6
Win 1–2 Oct 2018 ITF Saguenay, Canada 60,000 Hard (i)   Quirine Lemoine 7–6(12–10), 7–6(7–4)
Loss 1–3 June 23, 2019 Figueira Da Foz, Portugal 25,000 Hard   Ipek Soylu 7-6(7-2), 6–7(5-7), 3–6

Record against top 100 playersEdit

Sebov's win-loss record (1–3, 25%) against players who were ranked world No. 100 or higher when played is as follows:[26]

*Statistics as of February 11, 2018

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Young Canadians impress at Granby tennis tourney". The Gazette. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  2. ^ "The last Canadian standing at the U.S. Open: 15-year-old Katherine Sebov beaten in girls' singles". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  3. ^ "ITF profile - Katherine Sebov". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  4. ^ "Drawsheet: $50,000 Toronto". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  5. ^ "Drawsheet: Canadian U18 ITF World Ranking Event". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  6. ^ "Drawsheet: The Junior Championships, Wimbledon". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  7. ^ "Drawsheet: US Open Junior Tennis Championship". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  8. ^ "Drawsheet: AGL Loy Yang Traralgon Junior International". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  9. ^ "Drawsheet: Australian Open Junior Championships". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  10. ^ "Drawsheet: $25,000 Rancho Santa Fe, CA". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  11. ^ "Drawsheet: Roland Garros Junior French Championships". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  12. ^ "Drawsheet: The Junior Championships, Wimbledon". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  13. ^ "Drawsheet: $50,000 Granby". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  14. ^ "Drawsheet: US Open Junior Tennis Championship". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  15. ^ "Drawsheet: Australian Open Junior Championships". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  16. ^ "Drawsheet: $10,000 Antalya". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  17. ^ "Drawsheet: $10,000 Antalya". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  18. ^ "Drawsheet: $50,000 Saguenay". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  19. ^ "Drawsheet: $50,000 Toronto". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  20. ^ "Drawsheet: $25,000 Orlando, FL". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  21. ^ "Drawsheet: $100,000 Midland, MI". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  22. ^ "Tie details - Americas Zone Group I". FedCup.com. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  23. ^ "Drawsheet: $25,000 Rancho Santa Fe, CA". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  24. ^ "Drawsheet: $60,000 Granby". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  25. ^ "Drawsheet: $25,000 Toyota". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  26. ^ "Results". WTATennis.com. Retrieved July 24, 2016.

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