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Coached by Patrick Harrison ... Mother's name is Michelle; father's name is Ian; siblings are Adam, Stephanie and Julie ... Born on Channel Island of Guernsey ... Started playing at age 7; moved to Bollettieri Academy in Florida at age 12 (still trains there) ... Graduated top of class from Pendleton high school in 2009 ... Favorite surface is hardcourts ... Enjoys spending time with friends and family, dancing and going for cliff walks in Guernsey. Also loves cooking at home, especially asian dishes ... Ambassador for UK Tennis Charity ‘Give it Your Max.’
Winner (4): 2020 - Acapulco; 2016 - Monterrey; 2015 - Hobart; 2012 - Osaka.
Finalist (1): 2019 - Tianjin.
Winner (4): 2018 - Acapulco (w/Maria); 2014 - Baku (w/Panova); 2012 - Stanford, Dallas (both w/Erakovic).
Finalist (5): 2019 - Budapest (w/Stollar); 2018 - Nottingham (w/Buzarnescu); 2016 - Hong Kong (w/Broady); 2012 - Québec City (w/Rosolska), Osaka (w/Date-Krumm).
Winner (1): 2016 - Wimbledon (w/Kontinen).
Finalist (1): 2017 - Wimbledon (w/Kontenin).
British Fed Cup Team, 2011-18; British Olympic Team, 2012, 2016.
Career in Review
2019 - Seventh Top 100 season (finishing No.92); runner-up at Tianjin (l. to Peterson); reached 2r once (Wimbledon); fell 1r seven times and in qualifying eight times; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2018 - SF at Hobart (l. to Mertens) and Québec City (l. to Parmentier); reached 2r four times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying four times.
2017 - Sixth Top 100 season (finishing No.74); SF at Eastbourne (l. to Wozniacki); QF at Monterrey and Luxembourg; reached 3r at Wimbledon and 2r three times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r eight times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying five times.
2016 - Fifth Top 100 season (finishing No.77); won one WTA title at Monterrey (d. Flipkens in final); QF at Hobart ; reached 4r once and 2r six times (incl. Roland Garros and Olympics); fell 1r 11 times (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open) and in qualifying twice.
2015 - Near-Top 50 season (finishing No.54); won one WTA title at Hobart (d. Brengle in final); QF at Hong Kong; reached 4r once, 3r twice (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r four times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other two majors and Madrid - l. to Duque-Mariño 06 63 119(11); held 5mp in third set - 3mp at 6-5, 2mp at 7-6 and 9-8 in tie-break) and in qualifying three times.
2014 - Second Top 50 season (finishing No.50); SF at Eastbourne (l. to Keys); reached 3r once and 2r four times (incl. Roland Garros and Wimbledon); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other two majors and Birmingham - l. to Wozniak 26 75 64; held 3mp at 62 54); won one WTA doubles title; won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2013 - Illness-marred season (finishing No.119); solid start to year, highlighted by one QF at Memphis, 3r once (Australian Open) and 2r twice; fell 1r twice; set career-high No.39 on February 25; missed most of next two months w/illness (withdrew from Oeiras, Madrid, Rome and Strasbourg); did not win back-to-back matches rest of season - reached 2r three times, fell 1r seven times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying four times.
2012 - First Top 50 season (finishing No.49); won first WTA title at Osaka (d. Chang in final); was first Brit to win a WTA title in 24 years (since Sara Gomer won Aptos in 1988); made Top 50 debut afterwards on October 15 (rose from No.71 to No.50); reached 3r three times (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r seven times (incl. Roland Garros and Olympics); fell 1r seven times (incl. other two majors and Hobart - l. to Pironkova 76(10) 36 76(2); held 2mp at 5-3 third set) and in qualifying four times; also won two WTA doubles titles.
2011 - First Top 100 season; QF three times, at Auckland, Memphis and Québec City; reached 3r once and 2r twice (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r five times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open) and in qualifying eight times (incl. Australian Open); made Top 100 debut on June 6 (after Roland Garros; rose from No.117 to No.93).
2010 - Played first five WTA main draws, reaching 2r once but falling 1r four times (incl. Wimbledon); fell in qualifying four times (incl. US Open); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2009 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit, winning one singles title.