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ANASTASIJA
SEVASTOVA

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#16
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AGE:
27
BIRTH:
13 Apr 1990
NATION:
Latvia
POINTS:
2475

Anastasija Sevastova played her first WTA event at 2007 Istanbul and made her Grand Slam main draw debut as a qualifier at 2009 Roland Garros. In 2010, in Oeiras, she defeated Parra Santonja in the final and became the first Latvian to win a WTA singles title in 17 years (Savchenko at 1993 Schenectady). Retired from professional tennis in May 2013 due to various injuries – mostly muscular and back‐related – but returned to competition at ITF level in January 2015 after body had fully healed. Her comeback season was really impressive. She started unranked but finished at No.110 thanks to the semifinal-run in Florianopolis (l. to Pereira), the quarterfinals reached in Moscow and the four singles titles on ITF Circuit.

In 2016, her season highlights included reaching second and third WTA singles finals of career, firstly at Mallorca (l. Garcia in F) and Bucharest (l. Halep in F), and a quarter-final run at Us Open (l. Wozniacki).

In 2017, Sevastova upset No.3 Ka.Pliskova in 2r in Madrid, collecting her joint‐best career win by ranking, on the run of her first Premier Mandatory‐level semifinal (l. eventual champion Halep). She made her debut into the top 20. Then, she enjoyed the second straight quarter-final run at US Open (l. eventual champion Stephens in final set tie‐break) and contested in Zhuhai, in the last tournament of the season, her ninth semifinal in career (l. Gorges).

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