Lauren Davis
Davis WM19 (11) (48521880591).jpg
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceBoca Raton, Florida, U.S.
Born (1993-10-09) October 9, 1993 (age 28)
Gates Mills, Ohio, U.S.
Height5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Turned proJanuary 2011
CoachEddie Elliott
Prize moneyUS$ 3,831,290
Singles
Career record325–241 (57.4%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 26 (22 May 2022)
Current rankingNo. 90 (16 May 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open3R (2014, 2016, 2018)
French Open2R (2012, 2019)
Wimbledon3R (2014, 2019)
US Open2R (2015, 2016, 2019, 2021)
Doubles
Career record35–71 (33.0%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 137 (15 January 2018)
Current rankingNo. 823 (16 May 2022)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (2017, 2020)
French Open2R (2013, 2020)
Wimbledon2R (2015)
US Open2R (2014)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
US Open1R (2014, 2015)
Team competitions
Fed Cup1–2 (33.3%)
Last updated on: 17 May 2022.

Lauren Davis (born October 9, 1993) is a professional American tennis player. Known for her aggressive backhand, speed, and clay-court ability, she won her first title on the WTA Tour at the Auckland Open and reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 26, in May 2017. She has also won eight singles titles on the ITF Circuit.

Early life

Davis was born on 9 October 1993 in Gates Mills, Ohio.[1] She began playing tennis at age nine. Upon turning 16, she left her hometown for training at the Evert Tennis Academy.[2] Davis' parents both work in the medical profession. Her mother is a nurse and still resides in Gates Mills, and her father, William Davis, a well known author of “Wheat Belly”, is a cardiologist working in Wisconsin.[3]

Junior career

Davis at the 2009 US Open as a junior
Davis at the 2009 US Open as a junior

Davis reached a career-high ranking of No. 3 as a junior.[4] She made her debut on the ITF Junior Circuit in September 2008 at the age of 14, via wild card at the 2008 US Open, losing to Ajla Tomljanović.[5]

She started 2009 season with a third-round appearance at the Grade-1 tournament in Carson, California, after which she won her first singles junior tournament, a Grade-3 International Grass Court Championships in Philadelphia, where she defeated Brooke Bolender in three sets.[6] By the end of the 2009, she made a quarterfinal appearance at the US Open, won a Grade-1 Yucatán World Cup in Mérida on the Hardcourt and made a third-round loss at the Dunlop Orange Bowl.[5][6]

In 2010, Davis reached one quarterfinal in the first four months, before reaching the final of the Easter Bowl, losing to Krista Hardebeck. She again lost a final, this time in the 51st Trofeo Bonfiglio to Beatrice Capra. In November 2010, she went on an 18-match winning streak, winning the Grade-1 tournaments Yucatán World Cup and the Eddie Herr youth tournament, as well as the Grade-A Orange Bowl event.

While still a junior, Davis won her first professional title on clay at a United States Tennis Association tournament in Williamsburg, Virginia in 2010. She then went on a 27-match win streak, and won her second pro title in Puerto Rico.[7] She ended her junior career with a third-round appearance at the 2011 Australian Open.

Professional career

2011: Turning professional

Davis at the 2011 Australian Open.
Davis at the 2011 Australian Open.

Davis was awarded a wildcard into the Australian Open, where she lost her first Grand Slam appearance against fifth-seeded Samantha Stosur in the first round.[8] She officially turned professional in 2011 and won her first WTA Tour match in the Miami Masters qualifying by beating Jill Craybas in three sets. She then lost to Anastasiya Yakimova.

In the qualifying for the Charleston Open, Davis lost to Stéphanie Foretz. While waiting to give a post-match interview in a corporate booth, she was knocked unconscious when lighting equipment fell on her head. She suffered a concussion that kept her out of competition for months and left her suffering from occasional migraines for several months after that.[9]

It was a windy day, and a whole big camera just blew onto my head. I didn't do anything physical for a long time. I didn't read anything. The only thing I could do was watch TV, eat and sleep. I had a headache, 24–7, that never went away. — Davis, on her injury[9]

In October 2013, Davis filed a lawsuit against Production Design Associates and High Output, who had been hired by sponsors Dove to provide and install video and lighting equipment for the interview booths.[10] Her complaint stated:

While plaintiff was waiting to be interviewed, a piece of lighting and video equipment selected, provided and installed by defendants fell and struck plaintiff in the head, knocking her unconscious. [Plaintiff] continues to suffer from serious, severe and painful head trauma and injuries including a concussion, post-concussion syndrome with its resulting emotional effects, and severe and long-term headaches. Plaintiff has required expensive and long term medical treatment including multiple emergency room visits, evaluation and treatment by specialists, diagnostic tests such as CT scans and MRI, prescription medications, and other treatments and will continue to require medical care in the future.[11]

She sought actual and punitive damages for negligence and gross negligence.[12]

2012

At the Indian Wells Open, she defeated Petra Martić in the first round and then lost to Nadia Petrova in the round of 64. She then lost in the first round of the Miami Masters to Vera Dushevina.

Davis made it through the qualifying rounds of the French Open, where she won her first main-draw Grand Slam match against 30th seed Mona Barthel, in straight sets.[13] In the second round, she lost to compatriot Christina McHale, in straight sets.[14]

2013

Davis at the 2013 French Open.
Davis at the 2013 French Open.

Davis reached her second career quarterfinal at the Hobart International, where she lost to Sloane Stephens. In February, she won the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Dow Corning Tennis Classic title by defeating Alja Tomljanović in the final.[15] She replaced an injured Victoria Azarenka at the Miami Masters, where she defeated Madison Keys in the second round. In the third round, she faced Alizé Cornet and lost in three sets. During the match, Davis was stung on the buttocks by a wasp in the third set. Though it caused her significant pain, Davis refused to blame her loss on it. The overwhelming heat affected Davis and Cornet as both players left the court in wheelchairs.[16][17][18]

Davis then reached the quarterfinals of the Monterrey Open, where she lost to the eventual champion, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. She was knocked out in the first round of the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Her furthest advance for the remainder of the year was a quarterfinal appearance at the Bell Challenge in September, where she lost to Lucie Šafářová.[19]

2014: Top 50

At the Australian Open, Davis beat Julia Görges to advance to the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. There, she was defeated by Eugenie Bouchard. At the Indian Wells Open, Davis defeated world No. 4, Victoria Azarenka, in the second round, marking her first victory over a top-10 player and a Grand Slam champion.[20] She then defeated Varvara Lepchenko, but withdrew in the fourth round due to illness. At the Miami Open, she won her first-round match against Zhang Shuai, but lost in the second round to Ana Ivanovic.[21] Following an early exit at the French Open, she advanced to the quarterfinals of the Eastbourne International, where she lost to Madison Keys.

At Wimbledon, Davis upset Flavia Pennetta in straight sets and advanced to the third round of the tournament for the first time. She ended the year ranked world No. 57.[22][23]

2015

Davis reached the semifinals of the Auckland Open, her greatest success in a WTA tournament at the time, where she lost to Venus Williams.[24] Following the conclusion of the early hard-court season, she entered the Family Circle Cup in Charleston. Playing on clay, one of her best surfaces,[3] she avenged her loss to Eugenie Bouchard at the previous year's Australian Open, defeating her in straight sets. She then advanced to the third round against Mona Barthel, who retired from the match while down a set. Davis exited the tournament in the quarterfinals.[24]

2016: First two WTA finals

Davis reached her first WTA final at the Washington Open, where she was runner-up against Yanina Wickmayer. She reached her second career final at the Coupe Banque Nationale in September, and was runner-up to Océane Dodin.[25]

2017: Ascent into top 30, Auckland title

Davis at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships
Davis at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships

Davis won her first WTA title at the Auckland Open, defeating Ana Konjuh in the final. She also reached the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open in Doha and the Dubai Tennis Championships.[26] As a result, she achieved a new career high of 37. Steve Tignor of Tennis.com noted, "Lauren Davis is playing the tennis of her life."[27]

She reached the fourth round of the Indian Wells Open, equalling her result in 2014.[26] She was also part of the United States team that reached the Fed Cup final with a victory over the Czech Republic.[28]

Playing her first red clay-court tournament of the year, she easily advanced to the quarterfinals of the Morocco Open in Rabat, winning each of her victories in straight sets before dropping a three-set match to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.[26] In May, she reached a new career-best ranking of world No. 26. However, she lost in the first round of all four Grand Slam tournaments in 2017, including defeats to fellow Americans Varvara Lepchenko at Wimbledon and Sofia Kenin at the US Open, and by the end of the year her singles ranking had dropped to 48.[3]

2018

To start the year, Davis was unable to defend her title at the Auckland Open after losing to compatriot Sachia Vickery in the first round. Nonetheless, she put together an excellent tournament at the Australian Open, matching her career-best result at a Grand Slam event after not winning a match at any of the four majors the previous year. In the third round, she pushed world No. 1, Simona Halep, to a nearly four-hour match, losing 13–15 in the third set and tying the tournament record for most games played in a match at 48.[29][30]

2019

Davis at the 2019 French Open
Davis at the 2019 French Open

In May, Davis beat Ann Li to win the inaugural ITF FineMark Championship event at Bonita Springs.[31] In doing so, she qualified as a wildcard for the French Open,[32] where she beat Kristýna Plíšková, in straight sets in the first round,[33] before losing in three sets to Johanna Konta.[34]

At Wimbledon, Davis lost in the final round of qualifying to Kristie Ahn, but entered the main draw as a lucky loser. She beat Kateryna Kozlova in the first round, in straight sets. In the second, she defeated the defending champion, Angelique Kerber, in three sets.[35] Davis recovered from an injury break after losing the first set and ended the match with 45 winners to Kerber's 15, winning 12 of the last 15 games to claim her first top-10 victory since 2017.[36][37] Her run was then ended by Carla Suárez Navarro, in the third round.

Davis advanced to the quarterfinals of the Washington Open, where she lost to the eventual champion, Jessica Pegula.[38] At the Cincinnati Masters, Venus Williams snapped a four match losing-streak by defeating Davis in the first round.[39] At the US Open, Davis beat Johanna Larsson in straight sets[40] but was eliminated in the second round by Ashleigh Barty.[41]

Playing style

Davis at the 2015 French Open; red clay is considered one of her best surfaces
Davis at the 2015 French Open; red clay is considered one of her best surfaces

Davis is primarily known for her backhand, quickness, and clay-court abilities.[3]

While analyzing Davis's game, Mike Whalley of the BBC labeled her backhand "a big weapon," while E.J. Crawford of US Open.org described it as "terrific", likening her style to that of Amanda Coetzer.[42][43] On offense, Davis hits deep ground strokes to move opponents backward, often setting up her backhand as a finishing shot.[44][45] While playing on hard courts, she will usually draw opponents forward and attempt cross-court winners, or send serves wide and hit backhands down the line.[42]

Davis is also noted for her backhand defense. At the 2015 Family Circle Cup, she returned a 102-mph serve from Eugenie Bouchard with a backhand winner.[44] During their 2014 meeting, Victoria Azarenka repeatedly lost points while attacking Davis's backhand up the middle of the court—including on match point—allowing Davis to create angles.[46] While discussing Davis in an interview, Christina McHale noted, "You don't get free points with her very often", and described her backhand as "very tough".[47]

In a 2015 article, WTATennis.com noted Davis's "speed and court coverage", while the BBC recognized her for "whizzing round the court."[22][42] Following her title victory at the ASB Classic in 2017, Michael Burgess of The New Zealand Herald declared "only David Ferrer and Michael Chang are comparable to her ability to make an opponent play another shot."[48] During Davis's final junior year, Mary Joe Fernández commended her "speed, quickness, competitiveness and heart."[49]

Her first professional title came on clay at a USTA tournament in 2010.[7] In contrast to some of her American peers, who have been perceived as being uncomfortable on the surface,[50] Davis is recognized for her skill on slow courts. Following her second-round win at the 2015 Family Circle Cup, WTATennis.com labeled her performance "a clay-court masterclass."[51] While discussing the surface, Davis noted, "I think clay really works for me, because I'm pretty fast. I can slide really well and I can make a lot of balls, so it really works for me."[51] Davis has named hard-court as her other favorite surface.[3]

Performance timelines

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

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.[52]

Singles

Current through the 2022 Eastbourne International.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R A 1R 3R 2R 3R 1R 3R Q1 2R 1R 1R 0 / 10 8–10 44%
French Open A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 2R 1R 1R A 0 / 9 2–9 20%
Wimbledon A A A 1R 3R 2R Q2 1R Q1 3R NH 2R 0 / 6 6–6 50%
US Open A 1R Q2 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R Q1 2R 1R 2R 0 / 9 4–9 31%
Win–loss 0–0 0–2 1–1 0–4 4–4 3–4 3–3 0–4 2–1 4–3 1–3 2–4 0–1 0 / 34 20–34 37%
National representation
Billie Jean King Cup[a] A A A A A PO A W A A A[b] 1 / 2 0–2 0%
WTA 1000
Dubai / Qatar Open[c] A A A A A A A QF A A A A A 0 / 1 3–1 75%
Indian Wells Open A 1R 2R 1R 4R 2R 2R 4R 1R 2R NH 2R Q1 0 / 10 11–10 52%
Miami Open Q1 Q2 Q1 3R 2R 1R Q1 1R 1R A NH 1R 3R 0 / 7 4–7 36%
Madrid Open A A A Q1 1R Q2 A 2R A A NH A Q1 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Italian Open A A A Q2 1R Q2 A 2R A A Q1 A 2R 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Canadian Open A A Q2 2R 1R Q1 A 1R A A NH A 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Cincinnati Open A A Q1 2R 1R 1R Q1 1R Q1 1R Q1 Q2 0 / 5 1–5 17%
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open[d] A A A A Q1 1R A 2R A 1R NH 0 / 3 1–3 25%
China Open A A A 2R 2R Q2 A 1R A 1R NH 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Career statistics
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W–L Win %
Tournaments 0 3 6 17 20 21 9 23 6 12 9 16 10 Career total: 152
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 1
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 3
Hard win–loss 0–0 0–3 3–4 11–12 13–11 7–14 15–6 14–13 2–5 5–8 5–7 5–9 4–5 1 / 99 84–97 46%
Clay win–loss 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 2–5 3–4 0–2 4–6 0–1 2–2 0–2 3–4 2–2 0 / 30 18–32 36%
Grass win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 6–3 3–4 0–1 2–4 0–0 2–2 0–0 4–3 2–3 0 / 23 20–23 47%
Overall win–loss 0–0 0–3 4–6 13–17 21–19 13–22 15–9 20–23 2–6 9–12 5–9 12–16 8–10 1 / 152 122–152 45%
Win (%)  –  0% 40% 43% 53% 37% 63% 47% 25% 43% 36% 43% 44% Career total: 45%
Year-end ranking 437 319 94 72 57 87 62 50 252 62 74 88 $3,646,182

Doubles

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W–L
Australian Open A A A 1R 1R A 2R 1R A 2R 1R A 0 / 6 2–6
French Open A A 2R 1R 1R A 1R A A 2R 1R A 0 / 6 2–6
Wimbledon A A A 1R 2R A 1R A A NH 1R 0 / 4 1–4
US Open 1R A 1R 2R A A 1R A 1R A 1R 0 / 6 1–6
Win–loss 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–4 1–3 0–0 1–4 0–1 0–1 2–2 0–4 0–0 0 / 22 6–22

WTA career finals

Singles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
WTA 1000 (0–0)
WTA 500 (0–0)
WTA 250 (1–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2016 Washington Open, United States International[e] Hard Belgium Yanina Wickmayer 4–6, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Sep 2016 Tournoi de Québec, Canada International Carpet (i) France Océane Dodin 4–6, 3–6
Win 1–2 Jan 2017 Auckland Open, New Zealand International Hard Croatia Ana Konjuh 6–3, 6–1

Note: Tournaments sourced from official WTA archives

WTA 125 tournament finals

Singles: 1 (runner-up)

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2018 WTA 125 Houston, United States Hard China Peng Shuai 6–1, 5–7, 4–6

Note: Tournaments sourced from official WTA archives

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 13 (8 titles, 5 runner–ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (2–1)
$80,000 tournaments (0–2)
$60,000 tournaments (1–0)
$25,000 tournaments (2–1)
$10,000 tournaments (3–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (4–3)
Clay (4–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2010 ITF Mount Pleasant, United States 10,000 Clay Slovenia Petra Rampre 3–6, 2–6
Win 1–1 Oct 2010 ITF Williamsburg, United States 10,000 Clay Latvia Līga Dekmeijere 6–0, 6–0
Win 2–1 Oct 2010 ITF Bayamón, Puerto Rico 25,000 Hard United States Madison Keys 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Win 3–1 Jun 2011 ITF Buffalo, United States 10,000 Clay United States Nicole Gibbs 5–7, 6–2, 6–4
Win 4–1 Jul 2011 ITF Atlanta, United States 10,000 Hard United States Alexis King 1–6, 6–2, 6–2
Win 5–1 Jan 2012 ITF Plantation, United States 25,000 Clay United States Gail Brodsky 6–4, 6–1
Loss 5–2 Jan 2012 ITF Rancho Santa Fe, United States 25,000 Hard United States Julia Boserup 0–6, 3–6
Loss 5–3 Sep 2012 ITF Albuquerque, United States 75,000[f] Hard United States Maria Sanchez 1–6, 1–6
Win 6–3 Sep 2012 ITF Henderson, United States 50,000[g] Hard United States Shelby Rogers 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–2
Win 7–3 Feb 2013 ITF Midland, United States 100,000 Hard (i) Croatia Ajla Tomljanović 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(7–2)
Loss 7–4 Oct 2016 ITF Poitiers, France 100,000 Hard (i) France Océane Dodin 4–6, 2–6
Loss 7–5 Apr 2019 ITF Dothan, United States 80,000 Clay Slovakia Kristína Kučová 6–3, 6–7(9–11), 2–6
Win 8–5 May 2019 ITF Bonita Springs, United States 100,000 Clay United States Ann Li 7–5, 7–5

Note: Tournaments sourced from official ITF archives

WTA Tour career earnings

As of December 2021

Year Grand Slam
titles
WTA
titles
Total
titles
Earnings ($) Money list rank
2013 0 0 0 273,966 97
2014 0 0 0 474,760 57
2015 0 0 0 371,260 81
2016 0 0 0 307,694 101
2017 0 1 1 574,662 58
2018 0 0 0 192,431 164
2019 0 0 0 505,849 83
2020 0 0 0 273,983 93
2021 0 0 0 486,174 85
Career 0 1 1 3,646,182 165

Head-to-head records

Record against top ten players

Davis's record against players who have been ranked in the top 10. Active players are in boldface.[53]

Player Record W% Hard Clay Grass Carpet Last Match
Number 1 ranked players
Germany Angelique Kerber 1–1 50% 0–1 1–0 Won (2–6, 6–2, 6–1) at 2019 Wimbledon
Belarus Victoria Azarenka 1–2 33% 1–2 Lost (2–6, 6–7(4–7)) at 2015 Wuhan
Australia Ashleigh Barty 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (2–6, 6–7(2–7)) at 2019 US Open
Japan Naomi Osaka 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (1–6, 6–2, 6–7(4–7)) at 2017 Birmingham
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (1–6, 1–6) at 2017 Rome
Russia Maria Sharapova 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (1–6, 7–6(7–5), 0–6) at 2016 Australian Open
Romania Simona Halep 0–2 0% 0–2 Lost (6–4, 4–6, 13–15) at 2018 Australian Open
Serbia Ana Ivanovic 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 Lost (1–6, 1–6) at 2014 Birmingham
Serbia Jelena Janković 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 Lost (7–6(7–5), 0–6, 4–6) at 2015 Indian Wells
Spain Garbiñe Muguruza 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 Lost (1–6, 3–6) at 2019 Indian Wells
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 0–3 0% 0–3 Lost (1–6, 6–4, 4–6) at 2020 Auckland
United States Venus Williams 0–4 0% 0–4 Lost (5–7, 2–6) at 2019 Cincinnati
Number 2 ranked players
Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (3–6, 7–5, 7–5) at 2013 Toronto
Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 1–1 50% 1–1 Won (7–6(7–1), 6–1) at 2017 Eastbourne
Spain Paula Badosa 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (2–6, 6–7(3–7)) at 2021 French Open
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (4–6, 6–4, 4–6) at 2021 Melbourne 3
China Li Na 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (6–4, 1–6, 1–6) at 2013 Cincinnati
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (5–7, 3–6) at 2017 Washington
Estonia Anett Kontaveit 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 Lost (6–1, 0–6, 0–6) at 2021 Cleveland
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová 0–2 0% 0–2 Lost (5–7, 1–6) at 2022 Miami
Number 3 ranked players
United States Sloane Stephens 2–2 50% 2–1 0–1 Lost (4–6, 4–6) at 2015 Wimbledon
Russia Nadia Petrova 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (3–6, 2–6) at 2012 Indian Wells
Greece Maria Sakkari 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (5–7, 4–6) at 2017 Charleston
Ukraine Elina Svitolina 0–5 0% 0–5 Lost (2–6, 6–7(6–8)) at 2020 Australian Open
Number 4 ranked players
United States Sofia Kenin 2–1 67% 1–1 1–0 Won (4–6, 6–3, 6–4) at 2021 Charleston
Netherlands Kiki Bertens 1–1 50% 1–1 Won (7–6(7–3), 6–4) at 2017 Auckland
United Kingdom Johanna Konta 1–3 25% 0–2 1–1 Lost (3–6, 6–1, 3–6) at 2019 French Open
Canada Bianca Andreescu 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (4–6, 4–6) at 2021 US Open
Italy Francesca Schiavone 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (4–6, 1–6) at 2017 Strasbourg
Switzerland Belinda Bencic 0–2 0% 0–2 Lost (3–6, 6–3, 3–6) at 2016 Indian Wells
France Caroline Garcia 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 Lost (3–6, 6–7(3–7)) at 2022 Nottingham
Australia Samantha Stosur 0–4 0% 0–3 0–1 Lost (6–3, 3–6, 3–6) at 2018 Indian Wells
Number 5 ranked players
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–3, 6–3) at 2014 Eastbourne
Canada Eugenie Bouchard 2–2 50% 1–2 1–0 Won (6–1, 6–2) at 2019 Washington
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko 2–2 50% 1–0 1–1 0–1 Won (6–2, 6–3) at 2022 Rome
Italy Sara Errani 1–3 25% 0–2 0–1 1–0 Lost (1–6, 2–6) at 2015 Fed Cup
Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová 0–2 0% 0–1 0–1 Lost (2–6, 4–6) at 2013 Quebec City
Number 6 ranked players
Italy Flavia Pennetta 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–4, 7–6(7–4)) at 2014 Wimbledon
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro 1–3 25% 0–2 1–0 0–1 Lost (3–6, 3–6) at 2019 Wimbledon
Number 7 ranked players
Italy Roberta Vinci 1–0 100% 1–0 Won (6–2, 6–3) at 2017 Doha
United States Madison Keys 2–5 29% 2–1 0–1 0–3 Lost (4–6, 3–6) at 2022 Eastbourne
France Marion Bartoli 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (0–6, 3–6) at 2013 Toronto
Number 8 ranked players
United States Jessica Pegula 2–3 40% 2–3 Lost (2–6, 6–7(2–7)) at 2019 Washington, D.C.
Russia Ekaterina Makarova 1–3 25% 1–3 Lost (2–6, 4–6) at 2017 Wuhan
United States Danielle Collins 0–1 0% 0–1 Lost (1–6, ret.) at 2021 Indian Wells
Number 9 ranked players
Germany Andrea Petkovic 3–0 100% 3–0 Won (4–6, 6–0, 6–0) at 2018 Australian Open
United States CoCo Vandeweghe 2–1 67% 1–0 1–1 Lost (6–3, 3–6, 3–6) at 2022 Charleston
Germany Julia Görges 2–1 67% 2–0 0–1 Won (6–1, 6–4) at 2017 Indian Wells
Number 10 ranked players
France Kristina Mladenovic 0–3 0% 0–1 0–2 Lost (3–6, 6–1, 6–7(1–7)) at 2017 Madrid
Total 31–85 27% 20–57
(26%)
6–14
(30%)
5–13
(28%)
0–1
(0%)
Last updated 25 June 2022

Top 10 wins

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score LDR
2014
1. Belarus Victoria Azarenka No. 4 Indian Wells Open, United States Hard 2R 6–0, 7–6(7–2) No. 66
2015
2. Canada Eugenie Bouchard No. 7 Charleston Open, United States Clay 2R 6–3, 6–1 No. 66
2017
3. Poland Agnieszka Radwańska No. 10 Eastbourne International, UK Grass 2R 7–6(7–1), 6–1 No. 29
2019
4. Germany Angelique Kerber No. 5 Wimbledon, UK Grass 2R 2–6, 6–2, 6–1 No. 95
2021
5. United States Sofia Kenin No. 4 Charleston Open, United States Clay 3R 4–6, 6–3, 6–4 No. 79

Notes

  1. ^ Formerly known as Fed Cup until 2020.
  2. ^ Edition is split into the two years due to COVID-19.
  3. ^ The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Total Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The Premier 5 tournaments were reclassified as WTA 1000 tournaments in 2021.
  4. ^ In 2014, the Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open. The Premier 5 tournaments were reclassified as WTA 1000 tournaments in 2021.
  5. ^ The WTA International tournaments were reclassified as WTA 250 tournaments in 2021.
  6. ^ The $75,000 ITF tournaments were reclassified as $75,000 in 2017.
  7. ^ The $50,000 ITF tournaments were reclassified as $60,000 in 2017.

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Sporting positions Preceded by Gabriela Dabrowski Orange Bowl Girls' Singles Champion Category: 18 and under 2010 Succeeded by Anett Kontaveit