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Currently coached by Thomas Högstedt; fitness trainer is Rodney Marshall
Mother is Christine; siblings are Sydney, Montana and Hunter...Was introduced to tennis by watching it on television as a little girl
Favorite shot is serve; favorite surface is hard
Favorite food is tacos; favorite movie is Imitation Game; favorite singer is Beyoncé; favorite types of music are hip-hop, pop, rap and country
Favorite places are Charleston and Rome
Also enjoys interior design, plants, baking, friends and family, watching TV and shopping
Most memorable experience is playing a match in an earthquake in Costa Rica
Goal is to work hard and be the best she can be
Very passionate about her charity, Kindness Wins, which is a platform for kindness, with special emphasis on kindness to self, kindness to youth and kindness to others in times of struggle.
Winner (5): 2019 - Charleston, CIncinnati; 2017 - Stanford; 2016 - Birmingham; 2014 - Eastbourne.
Finalist (5): 2020 - Brisbane; 2017 - US Open; 2016 - Rome, Montréal; 2015 - Charleston.
US Fed Cup Team, 2014, 2016, 2018-19; US Olympic Team, 2016.
Career in Review
2020 - Sixth consecutive Top 20 season (finishing No.16); runner-up at Brisbane (l. to Ka.Pliskova); reached 3r at twice (Australian Open and US Open) and 2r once; fell 1r on once occasion (Roland Garros).
2019 - Fifth Top 20 season (finishing No.13); Won two WTA titles at Charleston (d. Wozniacki in F) and Cincinnati (d. Kuznetsova in F); QF at Roland Garros (l. to Barty) and Osaka (l. to Kerber); reached 4r twice (Australian Open and US Open); reached 2r five times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r three times and in RR at WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai (1-1 record).
2018 - Fourth successive Top 20 season (finishing at No.19); SF at Charleston (l. to Bertens), Roland Garros (l. to Stephens) and US Open (l. to Osaka); QF at Australian Open (l. to Kerber) and Cincinnati (l. to Sabalenka); reached 3r twice (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r five times; fell 1r three times and in RR at Zhuhai (1-1 record).
2017 - Third successive Top 20 season in 2017, finishing at No.19 despite delayed start having undergone left wrist surgery in November 2016 (first even played was Indian Wells, where she reached R16); season highlighted by run to first Grand Slam final at US Open (l. Stephens); also won third career WTA singles title, and first on hard courts, at Stanford (d. Vandeweghe in final); 3r twice and 2r three times (incl. Roland Garros and Wimbledon); fell 1r three times.
2016 - First Top 10 season (finishing No,8); won one WTA title at Eastbourne (d. Strycova in final); runner-up at Rome (l. to S.Williams) and Montréal (l. to Halep); SF at the Olympics (l. to Kerber), Beijing (l. to Konta) and Linz (withdrew prior to match w/respiratory illness); QF at Miami and Wuhan; reached 4r at all four Grand Slams, 3r once and 2r twice; fell 1r once and in RR at WTA Finals SIngapore (went 1-2); made Top 10 debut on June 20 (after Birmingham; rose from No.16 to No.10) and set career-high No.7 on August 10.
2015 - First Top 20 season (finishing No.18); runner-up at Charleston (l. to Kerber in final); SF at Australian Open (first Grand Slam SF; l. to S.Williams); QF twice at Strasbourg (withdrew prior to match vs. Mladenovic w/elbow injury) and Wimbledon (l. to A.Radwanska); reached 4r once (US Open), 3r three times (incl. Roland Garros) and 2r nine times; fell 1r once; fell in RR stage at Zhuhai (went 1-1); made Top 20 debut on February 2 (after Australian Open; rose from No.35 to No.20) and set career-high No.16 on May 18 (after Rome).
2014 - Another Top 40 season (finishing No.31); won one WTA title at Eastbourne (d. Kerber in final); SF twice at Sydney (l. to Kerber) and Strasbourg (l. to Puig); QF at Osaka; reached 3r twice (incl. Wimbledon - ret. vs. Shvedova w/left thigh injury) and 2r 10 times (incl. Australian Open and US Open); fell 1r six times (incl. Roland Garros).
2013 - First Top 40 season (finishing No.37); SF at Osaka (l. to Stosur); QF three times at Sydney, Charleston and Birmingham; reached 3r three times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon) and 2r seven times, incl. Miami (l. to Davis 61 57 76(7); held 3mp at 6-3 in third set tie-break), Roland Garros and Washington DC (l. to Niculescu 61 26 76(6); held 2mp at 5-4 third set); fell 1r three times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying four times; made Top 100 debut on January 28 (rose from No.105 to No.81) and Top 50 debut on July 8 (rose from No.52 to No.45).
2012 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r three times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying three times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open); won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Reached 2r once (US Open); fell 1r once and in qualifying once.
2010 - Fell in WTA qualifying once (US Open); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2009 - Played first WTA event at Ponte Vedra Beach, reaching 2r (as WC, d. Kudryavtseva in 1r - was seventh-youngest player ever to win a WTA match at 14y/48d; l. to Petrova).