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Coached by Craig Tyzzer ... Father is Robert, mother is Josie; sisters are Ali and Sara ... Started playing at age 5 when parents introduced her to the sport ... After 2014 US Open took break from tennis that lasted almost two years; returned in 2016, having enjoyed a successful stint at the Brisbane Heat cricket team in Women’s Big Bash League ... Also enjoys watching other sports, especially supporting her beloved Richmond Tigers AFL team, playing golf, reading and fishing.
Winner (8): 2020 - Adelaide; 2019 - Miami, Roland Garros, Birmingham, WTA Finals; 2018 - Nottingham, Zhuhai; 2017 - Kuala Lumpur.
Finalist (5): 2019 - Sydney, Beijing; 2018 - Sydney; 2017 - Birmingham, Wuhan.
Winner (10): 2019 - Rome (w/Azarenka); 2018 - Miami, US Open (both w/Vandeweghe), Rome, Montréal (both w/Schuurs); 2017 - Birmingham, Strasbourg, Kuala Lumpur (all w/Dellacqua); 2014 - Strasbourg (w/Dellacqua); 2013 - Birmingham (w/Dellacqua).
Finalist (9): 2020 - Brisbane (w/Bertens); 2019 - US Open (w/Azarenka); 2017 - Roland Garros, Eastbourne, New haven (all w/Dellacqua); 2014 - Birmingham (w/Dellacqua); 2013 - Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open (all w/Dellacqua).
Australian Fed Cup Team, 2013-14, 2017-19.
Career in Review
2019 - First No.1 season; won maiden Grand Slam title, at Roland Garros (d. Vondrousova in final), and three other WTA titles at Miami (d. Ka.Pliskova in final), Birmingham (d. Goerges in final) and WTA Finals Shenzhen (d. Svitolina in final); runner-up twice at Sydney (l. to Kvitova) and Beijing (l. to Osaka); SF twice at Cincinnati(l. to Kuznetsova) and Wuhan (l. to Sabalenka); QF twice (incl. Australian Open); reached 4r three times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open), 3r once; fell 2r once; made Top 10 debut on March 31 (after Miami; rose from No.11 to No.9) and rose to No.1 for first time on June 24 (after Birmingham); won one WTA doubles title; spearheaded Australia to first Fed Cup final since 1993 (l. France, 3-2).
2018 - Second Top 20 season (finishing at No.15); clinched second and third WTA singles titles at Nottingham (d. Konta in final) and Zhuhai (d. Q.Wang in final); runner-up at Sydney (l. to Kerber); SF at Strasbourg (l. to Pavlyuchenkova), Montréal (l. to Halep) and Wuhan (l. to Sabalenka); QF at Eastbourne (l. to Wozniacki); reached 4r twice (incl. US Open), 3r four times (incl. Australian Open and Wimbledon) and 2r five times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r on two occasions; won four doubles titles at Rome, Montréal (both w/Schuurs) and Miami, US Open (both w/Vandeweghe); qualified for WTA Finals in doubles (w/Vandeweghe, lost in SF); reached a career-high doubles ranking of No.5 on May 21, 2018; won four WTA doubles titles.
2017 - First Top 20 season (finishing at No.17); clinched career first WTA singles title at Kuala Lumpur (as qualifier, d. Hibino in F); reached two additional finals, at Birmingham and Wuhan; made Top 20 debut and became Australia’s No.1 on October 23, 2017; SF at Zhuhai (l. Vandeweghe); QF at Strasbourg and Nottingham; 3r four times (incl. Australian Open and US Open); won three doubles titles, at Birmingham, Strasbourg and Kuala Lumpur (all w/Dellacqua); qualified for first WTA Finals in doubles in 2017 (w/Dellacqua); reached a career-high doubles ranking of No.11 on October 30, 2017.
2016 - QF at Nottingham (l. to Ka.Pliskova); fell in qualifying at Wimbledon; reached QF at WTA 125K Series Taipei and SF once on ITF Circuit.
2014 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r five times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open) and in qualifying three times (incl. Wimbledon); won one WTA doubles title; announced after US Open would be taking indefinite break from tennis.
2013 - QF at Kuala Lumpur; reached 2r twice (Roland Garros, US Open); fell 1r twice (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying four times (incl. Wimbledon); won one WTA doubles title; also reached three Grand Slam doubles finals w/Dellacqua (Australian Open, Wimbledon, US Open); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2012 - Made WTA main draw debut as WC at Hobart (l. Mattek-Sands);also fell 1r as WC at Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon and in qualifying once; won four singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Played first WTA qualifying at US Open (as WC).
2010 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Australia.