Verónica Cepede Royg

Verónica Cepede Royg (American Spanish: [beˈɾonika seˈpeðe ˈrojɣ]; born 21 January 1992) is a professional Paraguayan tennis player.

Verónica Cepede
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Cepede at Wimbledon, 2017
Full nameVerónica Cepede Royg
Country (sports) Paraguay
ResidenceAsunción, Paraguay
Born (1992-01-21) 21 January 1992 (age 29)
Asunción, Paraguay
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachAlejandro Dulko
Prize moneyUS$1,229,066
Singles
Career record384–248 (60.8%)
Career titles14 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 73 (7 August 2017)
Current rankingNo. 174 (30 November 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2018)
French Open4R (2017)
Wimbledon1R (2017, 2018)
US Open1R (2017)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2012, 2016)
Doubles
Career record179–95 (65.3%)
Career titles1 WTA, 1 WTA 125K
Highest rankingNo. 85 (19 September 2016)
Current rankingNo. 853 (30 November 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2017)
Team competitions
Fed Cup61–26 (70.1%)
Last updated on: 4 December 2020.

On 7 August 2017, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of No. 73 whilst her best doubles ranking is No. 85, achieved on 19 September 2016.[1] Cepede Royg has won one doubles title on the WTA Tour, one WTA 125K doubles title, and 14 singles and 20 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. Playing for Paraguay at the Fed Cup, Cepede Royg has a win–loss of 61–26. She participated in the 2012 London Olympics, losing in the opening round to American Varvara Lepchenko in three sets. Her best performance at a Grand Slam tournament to date was reaching the fourth round of the 2017 French Open.

Personal life and backgroundEdit

Her father, Eduardo, owns gas station, while her mother, Edith, is retired dentist. Her brother named Andres is economist and one sister, Estefania, is architect. She was introduced to tennis at age five by siblings. She stated that her favorite shot is forehand, her favorite tournament is Roland Garros, while her favorite surface is clay. Her tennis idols growing up were Roger Federer and Kim Clijsters. If Cepede Royg hadn't been a tennis player, she would have become a nutritionist.[2]

Performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

SinglesEdit

This table is current through 2021 Australian Open.

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q1 Q1 A 1R Q1 Q1 Q2 0 / 1 0–1 0%
French Open Q3 Q1 Q1 1R 2R 4R 1R Q1 A 0 / 4 4–4 50%
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 Q3 Q3 Q1 1R 1R Q1 NH 0 / 2 0–2 0%
US Open Q3 Q1 Q3 Q1 Q1 1R Q1 Q2 A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 3–3 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 8 4–8 33%
National representation
Summer Olympics 1R Not Held 1R Not Held 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A A A Q2 Q1 1R A NH 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Miami Open A A A A A 2R 1R A NH 0 / 2 1–2 33%
China Open A A A A A Q1 A A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Premier 5 tournaments
Canadian Open A A Q1 A Q2 Q1 Q1 A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Cincinnati Open A A A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Career statistics
Tournament 1 0 3 3 9 14 13 1 0 0 Career total: 44
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 1–3 3–3 6–9 12–14 4–13 1–2 1–0 0–0 0 / 44 28–45 38%
Year-end ranking 183 208 138 153 116 77 146 146 $1,226,061

DoublesEdit

This table is current through 2020 Fed Cup.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
French Open A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon A A Q1 1R A A NH 0 / 1 0–0
US Open A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 1 0–0
Career statistics
Tournament 1 2 7 6 2 0 0 Career total: 18
Finals 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Career total: 1
Titles 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 Career total: 3
Overall Win–Loss 1–1 1–2 9–6 7–6 0–2 0–0 0–1 1 / 18 18–18
Year-end ranking 120 205 95 162 743 812

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Feb 2016 Rio Open, Brazil International Clay   María Irigoyen   Tara Moore
  Conny Perrin
6–1, 7–6(7–5)
Loss 1–1 Mar 2017 Mexican Open, Mexico International Hard   Mariana Duque   Darija Jurak
  Anastasia Rodionova
3–6, 2–6
Loss 1–2 Apr 2017 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia International Clay   Magda Linette   Beatriz Haddad Maia
  Nadia Podoroska
3–6, 6–7(4–7)

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2015 Carlsbad Classic, United States Hard   Gabriela Cé   Tatjana Maria
  Oksana Kalashnikova
1–6, 6–4, [10–8]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 27 (14 titles, 13 runner–ups)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2009 ITF Bauru, Brazil 10,000 Clay   Vivian Segnini 6–0, 6–3
Win 2–0 Oct 2009 ITF Santa Cruz, Bolivia 10,000 Clay   Vivian Segnini 6–2, 6–2
Loss 2–1 Nov 2009 ITF Lima, Peru 10,000 Clay   Carla Lucero 7–5, 3–6, 5–7
Win 3–1 Dec 2009 ITF La Serena, Chile 10,000 Clay   Barbara Rush 6–1, 6–4
Loss 3–2 Oct 2010 ITF Londrina, Brazil 10,000 Clay   Teliana Pereira 4–6, 0–6
Loss 3–3 Nov 2010 ITF Asunción, Paraguay 10,000 Clay   Vanesa Furlanetto 6–1, 4–6, 5–7
Win 4–3 Nov 2010 ITF Asunción, Paraguay 10,000 Clay   Tatiana Búa 6–2, 6–2
Loss 4–4 Dec 2010 ITF Santiago, Chile 10,000 Clay   Andrea Koch Benvenuto 2–6, 2–6
Win 5–4 Dec 2010 ITF Talca, Chile 10,000 Clay   Camila Silva 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 6–3
Win 6–4 Feb 2011 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina 10,000 Clay   Nathalia Rossi 4–1 ret.
Loss 6–5 Apr 2011 ITF Córdoba, Argentina 10,000 Clay   Daniela Seguel 6–7(4–7), 6–0, 4–6
Win 7–5 May 2011 ITF Encarnación, Paraguay 10,000 Clay   Ornella Carón 6–2, 6–2
Win 8–5 Jun 2011 ITF Campos do Jordão, Brazil 25,000 Hard   Adriana Pérez 7–6(9–7), 7–5
Win 9–5 Dec 2011 ITF Santiago, Chile 25,000 Clay   Mailen Auroux 6–0, 1–6, 6–3
Win 10–5 Nov 2012 ITF Asunción, Paraguay 25,000 Clay   Raluca Olaru 5–7, 7–6(11–9), 6–2
Loss 10–6 Jul 2013 ITF Campinas, Brazil 25,000 Clay   María Irigoyen 2–6, 2–6
Loss 10–7 Oct 2013 ITF Asunción, Paraguay 25,000 Clay   Florencia Molinero 3–6, 6–7
Win 11–7 Oct 2013 ITF Caracas, Venezuela 25,000 Hard   Laura Pigossi 6–2, 6–2
Win 12–7 Dec 2013 ITF Santiago, Chile 25,000 Clay   María Irigoyen 6–3, 6–4
Win 13–7 Mar 2014 Claro Open Medellín, Colombia 50,000 Clay   Irina-Camelia Begu 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Loss 13–8 Apr 2015 Claro Open Medellín, Colombia 50,000 Clay   Teliana Pereira 6–7(6–8), 1–6
Win 14–8 Dec 2015 ITF Santiago, Chile 25,000 Clay   Anne Schäfer 6–0, 2–6, 7–5
Loss 14–9 Sep 2016 Coleman Vision Championships,
United States
75,000 Hard   Mandy Minella 4–6, 5–7
Loss 14–10 May 2017 Empire Slovak Open, Trnava 100,000 Clay   Markéta Vondroušová 5–7, 6–7(3–7)
Loss 14–11 May 2018 Empire Slovak Open, Trnava 100,000 Clay   Viktória Kužmová 4–6, 6–1, 1–6
Loss 14–12 Oct 2018 Macon Classic, United States 80,000 Hard   Varvara Lepchenko 4–6, 4–6
Loss 14–13 Mar 2019 ITF Irapuato, Mexico 25,000 Hard   Astra Sharma 7–6(7–3), 4–6, 3–6

Doubles: 33 (20 titles, 13 runner–ups)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Dec 2009 ITF La Serena, Chile 10,000 Clay   Fernanda Brito   Andrea Koch Benvenuto
  Giannina Minieri
4–6, 6–0, [10–6]
Loss 1–1 Oct 2010 ITF Londrina, Brazil 10,000 Clay   Vivian Segnini   Karen Castiblanco
  Camila Silva
4–6, 3–6
Win 2–1 Oct 2010 ITF Santa Maria, Brazil 10,000 Clay   Vivian Segnini   Natasha Lotuffo
  Roxane Vaisemberg
w/o
Win 3–1 Nov 2010 ITF Asunción, Paraguay 10,000 Clay   Vanesa Furlanetto   Luciana Sarmenti
  Carolina Zeballos
6–0, 6–3
Win 4–1 Nov 2010 ITF Asunción, Paraguay 10,000 Clay   Vanesa Furlanetto   Lucía Jara-Lozano
  Luciana Sarmenti
6–2, 2–6, [10–3]
Win 5–1 Dec 2010 ITF Santiago, Chile 10,000 Clay   Luciana Sarmenti   Barbara Rush
  Camila Silva
6–1, 6–3
Win 6–1 Dec 2010 ITF Talca, Chile 10,000 Clay   Luciana Sarmenti   Flávia Guimarães Bueno
  Belén Ludueña
6–3, 6–1
Win 7–1 Feb 2011 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina 10,000 Clay   Luciana Sarmenti   Fernanda Brito
  Catalina Pella
6–0, 6–3
Win 8–1 Feb 2011 ITF Buenos Aires, Argentina 10,000 Clay   Luciana Sarmenti   Andrea Benítez
  Tatiana Búa
5–7, 6–3, [10–7]
Win 9–1 Apr 2011 ITF Córdoba, Argentina 10,000 Clay   Luciana Sarmenti   Sofía Luini
  Aranza Salut
6–2, 6–0
Win 10–1 May 2011 ITF Encarnación, Paraguay 10,000 Clay   Luciana Sarmenti   Ornella Carón
  Jordana Luján
6–3, 6–2
Win 11–1 Jun 2011 ITF Rome, Italy 25,000 Clay   Paula Ormaechea   Marina Shamayko
  Sofia Shapatava
7–5, 6–4
Win 12–1 Jul 2011 ITF Denain, France 25,000 Clay   Teliana Pereira   Céline Ghesquière
  Elixane Lechemia
6–1, 6–1
Loss 12–2 Feb 2012 ITF Bertioga, Brazil 25,000 Hard   Florencia Molinero   Mailen Auroux
  María Irigoyen
3–6, 1–6
Loss 12–3 Apr 2012 ITF Caracas, Venezuela 25,000 Hard   Adriana Pérez   Mailen Auroux
  María Irigoyen
4–6, 3–6
Loss 12–4 May 2012 ITF Rosario, Argentina 25,000 Hard   Luciana Sarmenti   Teliana Pereira
  Nicole Rottmann
2–6, 5–7
Loss 12–5 Jun 2012 ITF Zlín, Czech Republic 25,000 Clay   Teliana Pereira   Elitsa Kostova
  Jasmina Tinjić
4–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Loss 12–6 Mar 2013 The Oaks Club Challenger,
United States
50,000 Clay   Inés Ferrer Suárez   Raquel Kops-Jones
  Abigail Spears
1–6, 3–6
Loss 12–7 Apr 2013 ITF Jackson, United States 25,000 Clay   María Fernanda
Álvarez Terán
  Ilona Kremen
  Angelique van der Meet
3–6, 4–6
Win 13–7 Jul 2013 ITF São José do Rio Preto,
Brazil
25,000 Clay   Adriana Pérez   Mailen Auroux
  María Fernanda Álvarez Terán
4–6, 6–4, [11–9]
Win 14–7 Jul 2013 ITF Campinas, Brazil 25,000 Clay   Adriana Pérez   Florencia Molinero
  Carolina Zeballos
6–0, 6–1
Win 15–7 Oct 2013 ITF Caracas, Venezuela 25,000 Hard   Adriana Pérez   Florencia Molinero
  Laura Pigossi
6–3, 6–3
Win 16–7 Dec 2013 ITF Santiago, Chile 25,000 Clay   María Irigoyen   Cecilia Costa Melgar
  Daniela Seguel
2–6, 6–4, [10–5]
Loss 16–8 Dec 2013 ITF Bertioga, Brazil 25,000 Hard   María Irigoyen   Paula Cristina Gonçalves
  Laura Pigossi
6–4, 2–6, [7–10]
Win 17–8 May 2014 Open Saint-Gaudens Occitanie,
France
50,000 Clay   María Irigoyen   Sharon Fichman
  Johanna Konta
7–5, 6–3
Win 18–8 May 2014 ITF Grado, Italy 25,000 Clay   Stephanie Vogt   Lara Arruabarrena
  Florencia Molinero
6–4, 6–2
Loss 18–9 Jun 2014 Aegon Nottingham Challenge,
United Kingdom
50,000 Grass   Stephanie Vogt   Jarmila Gajdošová
  Arina Rodionova
6–7(0–7), 1–6
Loss 18–10 Jun 2014 Reinert Open, Germany 50,000 Clay   Stephanie Vogt   Gabriela Dabrowski
  Mariana Duque
4–6, 2–6
Win 19–10 Sep 2014 Henderson Open,
United States
50,000 Hard   María Irigoyen   Asia Muhammad
  Maria Sanchez
6–3, 5–7, [11–9]
Win 20–10 Nov 2014 John Newcombe Challenge,
United States
50,000 Hard   Mariana Duque   Alexa Glatch
  Bernarda Pera
6–0, 6–3
Loss 20–11 Mar 2015 The Oaks Club Challenger,
United States
50,000 Clay   María Irigoyen   Anhelina Kalinina
  Oleksandra Korashvili
1–6, 4–6
Loss 20–12 Oct 2015 Abierto Tampico, Mexico 50,000 Hard   Marina Melnikova   María Irigoyen
  Barbora Krejčíková
5–7, 2–6
Loss 20–13 Mar 2019 ITF Irapuato, Mexico 25,000 Hard   Renata Voráčová   Astra Sharma
  Paige Hourigan
1–6, 6–4, [10–12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Verónica Cepede Royg Biography". International Tennis Federation.
  2. ^ "Veronica Cepede Royg Bio".

External linksEdit