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Stéphanie Dubois

Stéphanie Dubois (born October 31, 1986) is a Canadian retired tennis player. She turned professional in 2004 and achieved a career-best ranking of No. 87 in the world in January 2012.

Stéphanie Dubois
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Stéphanie Dubois at the 2011 Citi Open
Country (sports) Canada
ResidenceLondon, England[1]
Born (1986-10-31) October 31, 1986 (age 32)
Laval, Quebec, Canada
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2004
RetiredSeptember 8, 2014
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$902,867
Singles
Career record347–264 (56.8%)
Career titles0 WTA, 10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 87 (January 30, 2012)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2012)
French Open1R (2008, 2010, 2012)
Wimbledon2R (2011)
US Open2R (2009)
Doubles
Career record113–112 (50.2%)
Career titles0 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 102 (September 22, 2008)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonQ1 (2009)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2012)

Dubois was awarded "Female Player of the Year" by Tennis Canada two times (2005, 2007). She retired after the 2014 Coupe Banque Nationale in September.[2]

Tennis careerEdit

2004–07Edit

Dubois made her first appearance in July 2004 in the Fed Cup World Group Play-offs against Switzerland. She reached her first WTA quarterfinal at the 2005 Challenge Bell in Quebec City. At the 2006 Rogers Cup, she scored the biggest win of her career when she defeated Kim Clijsters (who retired from the match), to reach the third round. In 2007, Dubois and Renata Voráčová reached the Challenge Bell final but lost to Christina Fusano and Raquel Kops-Jones in straight sets.

2008–10Edit

In 2008, she got in the main draw of the Australian Open and the French Open, participating in a first in the latter, where two Quebec native players were in the main draw by their own ranking for the first time. Also in 2008, Dubois had three match points against eighth seed Anna Chakvetadze in the first round of Wimbledon but lost with a score of 6–8 in the final set. She also reached the third round of the 2008 Rogers Cup for the second time of her career with a victory over world No. 20 Maria Kirilenko.[3] In 2009, Dubois won the $75,000 ITF Vancouver Open by beating the top seed Sania Mirza in three sets. Also in 2009, she defeated Kristina Mladenovic in the first round of the US Open, her first Grand Slam main-draw win, before losing to Sorana Cîrstea in the second round.[4]

2011–14Edit

Dubois reached the second round at Wimbledon in 2011 where she lost to world No. 11 Andrea Petkovic in three sets. She reached at the end of July 2011 the second WTA quarterfinal of her career at the Citi Open in College Park, but lost to Tamira Paszek in a match that lasted almost four hours. In January 2012, Dubois won her first-round match at the Australian Open for the first time, with a win over Elena Vesnina. She lost in the second round to 30th seed Angelique Kerber. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she teamed with Aleksandra Wozniak to represent Canada in the women's doubles; they lost in the opening round.[5]

In September 2014, Dubois retired from tennis after losing in the first round of the Coupe Banque Nationale.[2]

Life after tennisEdit

In the spring of 2015, Dubois studied in communication at Promédia. She married British Oliver Sheath in July 2015 and gave birth to their daughter Alicia in April 2017. Dubois lives in London and is working as a tennis analyst for the WTA. She also has a level-3 coach certification from the LTA.[1]

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 runner-upEdit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2007 Tournoi de Québec, Canada Tier III Carpet (i)   Renata Voráčová   Christina Fusano
  Raquel Kops-Jones
2–6, 6–7(6–8)

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles (10–13)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (0–0)
$75,000 tournaments (1–1)
$50,000 tournaments (3–8)
$25,000 tournaments (6–3)
$10,000 tournaments (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2004 ITF Hamilton, Canada 25,000 Clay   Alexa Glatch 6–1, 7–5
Loss 1–1 Jun 2004 ITF Mont-Tremblant, Canada 10,000 Clay   Soledad Esperón 3–6, 4–6
Loss 1–2 Sep 2004 Coleman Vision Tennis Championships, United States 75,000 Hard   Marissa Irvin 1–6, 6–4, 4–6
Loss 1–3 Nov 2004 ITF Tucson, United States 50,000 Hard   Jamea Jackson 6–7(5–7), 5–7
Win 2–3 Feb 2005 ITF Rockford, United States 25,000 Hard (i)   Hana Šromová 6–1, 6–2
Loss 2–4 Jul 2005 Fifth Third Bank Tennis Championships, United States 50,000 Hard   Natalie Grandin 4–6, 3–6
Win 3–4 Feb 2006 ITF Rockford, United States 25,000 Hard (i)   Anda Perianu 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Loss 3–5 Apr 2006 ITF Jackson (MS), United States 25,000 Clay   Vasilisa Bardina 6–4, 2–6, 0–6
Win 4–5 Nov 2006 ITF Lawrenceville, United States 50,000 Hard   Julie Ditty 6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Win 5–5 Jul 2007 ITF Hamilton, Canada 25,000 Clay   Sharon Fichman 6–2, 6–2
Win 6–5 Jul 2007 ITF Lexington, United States 50,000 Hard   Anne Keothavong 4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Loss 6–6 Aug 2007 Vancouver Open, Canada 50,000 Hard   Anne Keothavong 5–7, 1–6
Loss 6–7 Oct 2007 ITF Troy, United States 50,000 Hard   Maret Ani 6–3, 4–6, 2–6
Loss 6–8 Nov 2007 ITF La Quinta, United States 50,000 Hard   Ashley Harkleroad 3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Loss 6–9 Oct 2008 Tevlin Women's Challenger, Canada 50,000 Hard (i)   Alexa Glatch 4–6, 3–6
Loss 6–10 Jul 2009 ITF Grapevine, United States 50,000 Hard   Valérie Tétreault 6–2, 6–7(6–8), 6–7(1–7)
Win 7–10 Aug 2009 Vancouver Open, Canada 75,000 Hard   Sania Mirza 1–6, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 7–11 Jul 2010 ITF Lexington, United States 50,000 Hard   Kurumi Nara 4–6, 4–6
Win 8–11 May 2011 Boyd Tinsley Women's Clay Court Classic, United States 50,000 Clay   Michelle Larcher de Brito 1–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–1
Win 9–11 Jul 2011 Challenger de Granby, Canada 25,000 Hard   Zhang Ling 6–2, 2–6, 6–1
Loss 9–12 Jul 2012 Challenger de Granby, Canada 25,000 Hard   Eugenie Bouchard 2–6, 2–5 ret.
Win 10–12 Oct 2012 ITF Troy, United States 25,000 Hard   Sharon Fichman 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Loss 10–13 Oct 2012 ITF Florence (SC), United States 25,000 Hard   Mariana Duque 6–4, 2–6, 1–6

Doubles (8–9)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (0–0)
$75,000 tournaments (2–4)
$50,000 tournaments (3–3)
$25,000 tournaments (3–2)
$10,000 tournaments (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2004 ITF Jackson (MS), United States 25,000 Clay   Alisa Kleybanova   Cory Ann Avants
  Kristen Schlukebir
6–2, 6–3
Loss 1–1 Sep 2004 Coleman Vision Tennis Championships, United States 75,000 Hard   María Emilia Salerni   Maureen Drake
  Carly Gullickson
3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Win 2–1 Mar 2005 ITF Redding, United States 25,000 Hard   Yulia Beygelzimer   Leanne Baker
  Francesca Lubiani
6–4, 6–7(1–7), 6–3
Loss 2–2 May 2005 ITF Raleigh, United States 75,000 Clay   Maria Fernanda Alves   Ashley Harkleroad
  Lindsay Lee-Waters
2–6, 6–0, 3–6
Loss 2–3 Mar 2006 ITF Orange (CA), United States 50,000 Hard   Lilia Osterloh   Kateryna Bondarenko
  Alona Bondarenko
2–6, 4–6
Win 3–3 Nov 2006 ITF Pittsburgh, United States 75,000 Hard (i)   Alisa Kleybanova   Ashley Harkleroad
  Galina Voskoboeva
6–4, 5–7, 6–1
Loss 3–4 Feb 2007 Dow Corning Tennis Classic, United States 75,000 Hard (i)   Maureen Drake   Laura Granville
  Abigail Spears
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Loss 3–5 Jul 2007 ITF Southlake, United States 25,000 Hard   Valérie Tétreault   Surina De Beer
  Kim Grant
6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Win 4–5 Jul 2007 ITF Hamilton, Canada 25,000 Clay   Surina De Beer   Michaela Johansson
  Paula Zabala
w/o
Win 5–5 Aug 2007 Vancouver Open, Canada 50,000 Hard   Marie-Ève Pelletier   Soledad Esperón
  Agustina Lepore
6–4, 6–4
Win 6–5 Oct 2007 ITF Lawrenceville, United States 50,000 Hard   Alisa Kleybanova   Leanne Baker
  Julie Ditty
6–2, 6–0
Win 7–5 Nov 2007 ITF Pittsburgh, United States 75,000 Hard (i)   Alisa Kleybanova   Raquel Kops-Jones
  Abigail Spears
6–4, 4–6, [10–6]
Loss 7–6 Apr 2008 Hardee's Pro Classic, United States 75,000 Clay   Maria Fernanda Alves   Tetiana Luzhanska
  Michaela Paštiková
1–6, 3–6
Win 8–6 Oct 2008 Tevlin Women's Challenger, Canada 50,000 Hard (i)   Marie-Ève Pelletier   Nikola Fraňková
  Carmen Klaschka
6–4, 6–2
Loss 8–7 Sep 2009 Challenger de Saguenay, Canada 50,000 Hard (i)   Rebecca Marino   Sofia Arvidsson
  Séverine Brémond Beltrame
3–6, 1–6
Loss 8–8 Apr 2013 ITF Poza Rica, Mexico 25,000 Hard   Olga Savchuk   María Fernanda Álvarez Terán
  Maria Fernanda Alves
2–6, 3–6
Loss 8–9 May 2013 Open Saint-Gaudens Midi-Pyrénées, France 50,000 Clay   Kurumi Nara   Julia Glushko
  Paula Ormaechea
5–7, 6–7(11–13)

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L Win %
Australian Open Q1 A Q1 1R 1R 1R Q3 2R Q3 Q3 0 / 4 1–4 20%
French Open Q1 Q1 Q2 1R Q2 1R Q3 1R Q2 A 0 / 3 0–3 0%
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 Q1 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R Q1 A 0 / 5 1–5 17%
US Open Q2 1R Q3 Q2 2R Q3 Q3 Q2 Q2 A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–3 1–3 0–3 1–1 1–3 0–0 0–0 0 / 14 3–14 18%

Record against top-50 playersEdit

AwardsEdit

  • 2005 – Tennis Canada female player of the year
  • 2007 – Tennis Canada female player of the year

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Has a 4–1 overall record vs. Govortsova
  2. ^ Has a 0–2 overall record vs. Azarenka
  3. ^ Has a 0–2 overall record vs. Kerber
  4. ^ Has a 1–1 overall record vs. Petkovic
  5. ^ Has a 0–3 overall record vs. Pe'er
  6. ^ Has a 0–2 overall record vs. Vinci
  7. ^ Has a 0–2 overall record vs. Szávay
  8. ^ Has a 0–2 overall record vs. Tanasugarn
  9. ^ Has a 1–1 overall record vs. Šafářová
  10. ^ Has a 0–2 overall record vs. Zakopalová
  11. ^ Has a 0–2 overall record vs. Paszek
  12. ^ Has a 0–5 overall record vs. Pironkova
  13. ^ Has a 1–1 overall record vs. Vakulenko
  14. ^ Has a 1–1 overall record vs. Scheepers
  15. ^ Has a 1–3 overall record vs. Marino
  16. ^ Has a 0–2 overall record vs. Parmentier

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "La nouvelle vie de Stéphanie Dubois". Radio-Canada. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Une fin émotive pour Stéphanie Dubois". Canoe Sports. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
  3. ^ "Coupe Rogers - Stéphanie Dubois s'incline devant la joueuse de l'heure". Canadian Press. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
  4. ^ "Canadian Stephanie Dubois out of U.S. Open after second-round loss". Canadian Press. Retrieved September 6, 2009.
  5. ^ "Stéphanie Dubois Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved May 17, 2016.
  6. ^ "Results". WTATennis.com. Retrieved March 11, 2014.

External linksEdit