Anastasija Sevastova reached her career-high singles ranking of world No 11 in October 2018, after reaching her first Premier Mandatory final at the China Open.
42 Facts About Anastasija Sevastova
Anastasija Sevastova has won four singles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as 13 singles and four doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.
Anastasija Sevastova was born on 13 April 1990 in Liepaja, Latvia.
Anastasija Sevastova was raised by her mother Diana Golovanova, an English teacher.
Anastasija Sevastova's grandmother was interested in channeling Anastasija Sevastova's energy into sports.
Anastasija Sevastova introduced her to the tennis at age 6.
Anastasija Sevastova eventually followed the same path at age 14, returning regularly to Latvia to complete her schooling.
Anastasija Sevastova began playing on the ITF Women's Circuit in April 2006, nearly before she turned 16.
Anastasija Sevastova had a strong start to 2011, reaching round of 16 at the Australian Open, losing there to world No 1, Caroline Wozniacki, in straight sets.
Anastasija Sevastova then started to struggle with form, which caused dropping in rankings and returning to play mostly on the ITF Circuit in 2012.
In January 2015, Anastasija Sevastova returned to professional tennis, receiving a wildcard into the $10k event in Sharm El Sheikh, where she won the title.
Anastasija Sevastova continued with great results at the following ITF tournaments, before she returned to the WTA Tour at the Nuremberg Cup.
Anastasija Sevastova made her return to a Grand Slam tournaments in the main draw at the 2016 Australian Open, losing to Ana Ivanovic in the second round.
Anastasija Sevastova followed this with quarterfinal of the Taiwan Open, where she lost to Venus Williams.
Anastasija Sevastova reached the third round of the Australian Open, beating Nao Hibino and Kristina Kucova, before losing to Garbine Muguruza.
Anastasija Sevastova then made into her first Premier-5 semifinal at the Dubai Championships, losing there to Caroline Wozniacki, in straight sets.
Anastasija Sevastova had strong start at the clay season, reaching two quarterfinals, at the Charleston Open and Stuttgart Open.
Anastasija Sevastova then reached her first Premier Mandatory semifinal at the Madrid Open, being then eliminated by Simona Halep.
Anastasija Sevastova claimed her first WTA title since 2010, winning Mallorca Open, where she had reached final the previous year.
Anastasija Sevastova followed this up with her second consecutive US Open quarterfinal, winning her first three rounds easily in straight sets and defeating Maria Sharapova in the fourth round, before losing to eventual champion, Sloane Stephens.
Anastasija Sevastova had a strong start into the 2018 season at the Brisbane International, where she lost in the semifinals to qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
Anastasija Sevastova then was eliminated early at the Australian Open, reaching only second round losing to Maria Sharapova, as well as to Simona Halep in the third round of the Qatar Open.
Anastasija Sevastova then made her best results at the Miami Open and Indian Wells Open.
Anastasija Sevastova reached the final of the Mallorca Open as the defending champion, but lost there to Tatjana Maria.
At the US Open, Anastasija Sevastova defeated Donna Vekic, Claire Liu, Ekaterina Makarova and seventh seed Elina Svitolina to reach her third consecutive quarterfinal at the tournament.
Anastasija Sevastova lost to Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets but after the tournament, she reached world No 12 in the rankings and then, a week later, she made her career-high ranking as world No 11.
Anastasija Sevastova started her year off at the Brisbane International with a quarterfinal loss to world No 5, Naomi Osaka, in three sets.
Anastasija Sevastova then went to the Australian Open and made her first second week at the event since 2011.
Anastasija Sevastova beat Mona Barthel, Bianca Andreescu and Wang Qiang in first three rounds and then lost to the eventual champion, Naomi Osaka.
Anastasija Sevastova then had a slump, partly due to injuries and resulted in early losses at the Qatar Open, Dubai Championships, Indian Wells Open and Miami Open.
Anastasija Sevastova then faced top-5 player Petra Kvitova, but lost in three sets.
Anastasija Sevastova began her grass-court season with semifinal at the Mallorca Open, failing to reached her fourth consecutive final in a row.
Anastasija Sevastova won the inaugural event in Latvia, the Baltic Open in Jurmala.
In February 2022, Anastasija Sevastova announced that she was taking an indefinite break from her tennis career.
Anastasija Sevastova is a tactical, all-round player who uses varied shots to win points.
Anastasija Sevastova possesses consistent and accurate groundstrokes, with both wings capable of producing winners.
Anastasija Sevastova can generate a lot of spin on both her forehand and backhand.
Anastasija Sevastova stated her favorite surfaces are hardcourt and clay.
Anastasija Sevastova is sponsored by Yonex for her racquets and clothing.
Anastasija Sevastova went into retirement in May 2013 but returned in January 2015.
Anastasija Sevastova studied leisure management in Austria during her retirement.
Anastasija Sevastova's body started feeling better by end of 2014 so decided to give it another shot.