Sophie Ferguson

  • Age30
  • Born19 March 1986
  • Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
  • LivesSydney, New South Wales
  • Height177 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTony Roche

On court

  • Learned to play tennis when she was six years old.
  • Competed in her first WTA main draw at the 2004 Australian Open.
  • Won her first Grand Slam level match at the 2005 Australian Open, falling to former top 10 player Nadia Petrova in the second round.
  • Represented Australia in Fed Cup ties in 2005, against Taipei and Korea.
  • Broke into the WTA top 200 in 2006 following a consistent season, including two ITF final showings in Sydney and Melbourne.
  • Secured her first win over a top 10 player, beating former World No. 8 Ai Sugiyama at the 2007 Australian Women’s Harcourt Championships.
  • Broke through at ITF Futures level, winning titles in Obihiro and Tokyo, Japan in 2007.
  • Favourite surface is clay.
  • Favourite player is Francesca Schiavone.

Off court

  • She has three brothers, James, Nick and Christo.
  • Hobbies include going to the movies, listening to music, cooking and reading.

Year-end singles ranking history

2013 NA
2012 NA
2011 278
2010 120
2009 145
2008 308
2007 159
2006 212
2005 264
2004 268
2003 675



2009 Quanzhou (China) ITF

2007 Obihiro ITF, Tokyo ITF


2010 Florida ITF, Biarritz ITF

2009 Louisiana ITF, Perigueux (France) ITF

2007 Rockhampton ITF, Gympie ITF

2006 Sydney ITF, Melbourne ITF

2004 ITF Karuizawa (Japan)

Sophie Ferguson in the news

Ferguson out of Wimbledon qualifier
Sophie Ferguson. Getty Images.
16 June, 2011

Australia's Sophie Ferguson has been bundled out in the second round of qualifying for Wimbledon next week.
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Aussies bundled out in French Open qualifying
Supporters attend on May 18, 2011 at the Roland-Garros stadium in Paris, the Women's first qualifying round of the Grand Slam Roland-Garros tennis tournament. Getty Images,
20 May, 2011

Australians Sophie Ferguson, Sally Peers and Marinko Matosevic have all been bundled out in French Open qualifying on Thursday in Paris.
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Ferguson, Peers eye French Open starts
Sophie Ferguson. Getty Images.
19 May, 2011

Sophie Ferguson has continued her affinity with the Roland Garros clay while Sally Peers is also through to the second round of qualifying for the French Open.
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Video: Tennis meets rowing on the Yarra
Tennis balls are attached to boats for the Australia v Ukraine Fed Cup draw. Photo: Tennis Australia
15 April, 2011

A rowing race on Melbourne's Yarra River decides the draw for Australia's Fed Cup tie against Ukraine.
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