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Sophie Ferguson (born 19 March 1986, in Sydney) is a former Australian professional tennis player.

Sophie Ferguson
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Ferguson, 2009
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceSydney
Born (1986-03-19) 19 March 1986 (age 33)
Sydney
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro2002
Retired2012
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$438,917
Singles
Career record248–186
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 109 (19 July 2010)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2005)
French Open2R (2010)
WimbledonQ2 (2011)
US Open1R (2010)
Doubles
Career record100–97
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 148 (8 October 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2006 & 2011)

She won nine ITF Women's Circuit titles and played on the WTA Tour. She reached a career-high ranking in singles of world No. 109 on 19 July 2010, and high-ranking in doubles of No. 148 on 8 October 2007. She retired from tennis in 2012.

Ferguson has undergone coaching from Australian Tony Roche.[citation needed]

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CareerEdit

In 2005, Ferguson got entry in the 2005 Australian Open as a wild card. She defeated Nuria Llagostera Vives in the first round before falling to Nadia Petrova in the second round.[1]

At the 2007 Australian Open, she defeated former world No. 8 Ai Sugiyama.

Sophie received a wild card to play in the 2007 Sony Ericsson International but lost in the first round against Jelena Kostanic Tosic.

She played at the 2009 Hansol Korea Open, and won through qualifying, before losing to former champion Maria Kirilenko.

In 2010, Ferguson got entry in the French Open as a qualifier. In the first round she defeated Petra Kvitová, before losing in the second round by eventual champion Francesca Schiavone.[2]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

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

Singles (3–9)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 16 May 2004 Karuizawa, Japan Carpet   Wynne Prakusya 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 19 February 2006 Sydney, Australia Hard   Jarmila Gajdošová 4–6, 6–3, 6–7
Runner-up 3. 26 March 2006 Melbourne, Australia Clay   Chan Yung-jan 3–6, 6–7
Winner 1. 5 August 2007 Obihiro, Japan Carpet   Ayumi Morita 6–4, 6–3
Winner 2. 13 September 2007 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Zhao Yi-Jing 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 14 October 2007 Rockhampton, Australia Hard   Marina Erakovic 6–7, 5–7
Runner-up 5. 21 October 2007 Gympie, Australia Hard   Marina Erakovic 6–4, 4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 6. 29 March 2009 Hammond, United States Hard   Kristie Ahn 6–0, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 27 June 2009 Périgueux, France Clay   Julia Vakulenko 2–6, 5–7
Winner 3. 16 August 2009 Quanzhou, China Hard   Chan Yung-jan 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 8. 21 March 2010 Fort Walton Beach, United States Hard   Chanelle Scheepers 5–7, 5–7
Runner-up 9. 10 July 2010 Biarritz, France Clay   Julia Görges 2–6, 2–6

Doubles (6–7)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 14 August 2005 Wuxi, China Hard   Casey Dellacqua   Jeon Mi-ra
  Wynne Prakusya
2–6, 6–7(6–8)
Runner-up 2. 12 November 2006 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard   Daniella Dominikovic   Natalie Grandin
  Christina Wheeler
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 20 April 2007 Bari, Italy Clay   Katarina Kachlikova   Veronika Kapshay
  Mariya Koryttseva
5–7, 2–6
Winner 1. 19 June 2007 Noto, Japan Carpet   Anne Yelsey   Natsumi Hamamura
  Mari Tanaka
7–6(10–8), 6–1
Runner-up 4. 16 November 2007 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard   Trudi Musgrave   Natalie Grandin
  Robin Stephenson
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 5. 23 May 2007 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard   Trudi Musgrave   Antonia Matic
  Monica Niculescu
7–5, 3–6, [8–10]
Runner-up 6. 16 May 2008 Caserta, Italy Clay   Christina Wheeler   Han Xinyun
  Xu Yifan
6–4, 4–6, [8–10]
Winner 2. 3 May 2009 Gifu, Japan Carpet   Aiko Nakamura   Misaki Doi
  Kurumi Nara
6–2, 6–1
Winner 3. 6 June 2009 Brno, Czech Republic Clay   Trudi Musgrave   Karin Morgosova
  Romana Tabak
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 7. 5 March 2010 Sydney, Australia Hard   Trudi Musgrave   Casey Dellacqua
  Jessica Moore
w/o
Winner 4. 25 June 2010 Rome, Italy Clay   Trudi Musgrave   Claudia Giovine
  Valentina Sulpizio
6–0, 6–3
Winner 5. 9 May 2011 Reggio Emilia, Italy Clay   Sally Peers   Claudia Giovine
  Maria Irigoyen
6–4, 6–1
Winner 6. 30 May 2011 Rome, Italy Clay   Sally Peers   Magda Linette
  Liana Ungur
w/o

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