Katherine Westbury

Katherine "Kat" Westbury (Thai: แคทเธอรีน เวสบุรี; born 14 March 1993, in Hamilton) is a Thai-New Zealand tennis player.

Katherine Westbury
แคทเธอรีน เวสบุรี
Country (sports) New Zealand (2006–2012; 2014–current)
 Thailand (2012–2014)
ResidenceBurwood East, Victoria, Australia
Born (1993-03-14) 14 March 1993 (age 29)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
PlaysRight handed (two-handed both sides)
Prize money$19,459
Singles
Career record91–73
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 576 (3 October 2011)
Current rankingNo. 1043 (25 January 2021)
Doubles
Career record3–6
Career titles0
Fed Cup2–1
(Singles 1–0, Doubles 1–1)
Last updated on: 26 January 2021.

She reached her best singles ranking of world number 576 on 3 October 2011, and made her WTA tour debut at the 2015 ASB Classic.

Westbury has two brothers. She was born to New Zealander dad and Thai mom. At age of three she moved to Bangkok, Thailand with her parents where she attended pre-school and primary school. Westbury began playing tennis at the age of 6 at the British Club in Bangkok. Her family returned to New Zealand two years later, settling in Christchurch, where she attended Burnside Primary School and Cobham Intermediate School, while also playing on the Canterbury Tennis Regional Squad under coach Glenn Wilson. In 2005 the family moved to Sydney, before further re-locating to Burwood East, Victoria, where she still resides.

Tennis careerEdit

2015Edit

Having played doubles in just one previous ITF tournament, and that being six years earlier, Westbury was awarded a wild card into the ASB Classic with Rosie Cheng, where they were beaten by Petra Martić and Anna Tatishvili in the first round.

2018Edit

Westbury played her only Fed Cup matches for New Zealand in Bahrain in February 2018. She won her only singles rubber, and won one and lost one doubles rubber.

2020Edit

Westbury resumed her professional career in 2020, starting at the reintroduced ITF tournament in Hamilton. She reached the semi-finals of both singles and doubles, and followed that by reaching the second round of singles in Mildura before international tennis was suspended due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. She resumed after the break with a series of tournaments in Monastir, Tunisia.

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (2 runners-up)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 27 September 2010 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Sandy Gumulya 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 8 July 2013 Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Lu Jiajing 7–5, 3–6, 3–6

Fed Cup participationEdit

SinglesEdit

Edition Stage Date Location Against Surface Opponent W/L Score
2018 Fed Cup
Asia/Oceania Zone Group II
R/R 7 February 2018 Bahrain   Lebanon Hard   Nancy Karaky W 6–0, 6–0

DoublesEdit

Edition Stage Date Location Against Surface Partner Opponents W/L Score
2018 Fed Cup
Asia/Oceania Zone Group II
R/R 8 February 2018 Bahrain   Uzbekistan Hard Emily Fanning   Akgul Amanmuradova
  Yasmina Karimjanova
L 5–7, 1–6
P/O 9 February 2018   Pakistan   Sarah Mahboob Khan
  Mahin Qureshi
W 6–3, 6–1

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