Seone Mendez

  • Age24
  • Born15 May 1999
  • Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
  • LivesSydney, New South Wales
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGabriel Mendez and Jarrad Bunt
“I haven’t actually played many at this level, so to even get this far it’s good.”

— Seone Mendez, 30 Oct 2018

» Mendez progresses in Canberra

n court

  • Knew at age 13 she was good enough to try becoming a professional player
  • In 2011, won the National Optus 12’s & 14’s Spring tournament
  • 2011 season ended with a trip to America to compete overseas, adding to her previous appearances in Croatia and France
  • Prefers both hard and clay court surfaces
  • Thinks her game most close resembles Justine Henin’s
  • Says her dream tennis scenario would involve beating Henin in three sets in a French Open final
  • Ultimate professional goal is to reach world No.1
  • Qualified for first WTA event in August 2021 and went on to make quarterfinals
  • Made top-200 singles debut in March 2022
  • Advanced to the final qualifying round at Roland Garros in May 2022.

Off court

  • If not trying to become a professional tennis player, would be studying to become a sport physio and tennis coach
  • Her perfect day would involve relaxing, reading and being with family.

Year-end singles ranking history

2023 241
2022 320
2021 212
2020 275
2019 372
2018 499
2017 479
2016 850
2015 961

Seone Mendez in the news

Ranking movers: Hijikata soars into world’s top 100 in singles
Rinky Hijikata in action at US Open 2023. Picture: Getty Images
11 September, 2023

Following a career-best run at the US Open, Australian Rinky Hijikata breaks into the world's top 100 in the ATP Tour singles rankings.
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Aussie weekly wrap: Celebrating title-winning runs
Matthew Romios and Alexandra Bozovic both won doubles titles this week.
4 September, 2023

Australians Matthew Romios and Alexandra Bozovic both added to their doubles title collections this week.
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Aussie weekly wrap: In-form Perez among standout performers
Nicole Melichar-Martinez and Ellen Perez with their finalist trophies in Cleveland.
27 August, 2023

Australian Ellen Perez advanced to a WTA doubles final for the second week in a row alongside American partner Nicole Melichar-Martinez.
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Ranking movers: Popyrin, Purcell debut in world’s top 50 in singles
Alexei Popyrin and Max Purcell make their top-50 debut in singles this week.
21 August, 2023

Alexei Popyrin and Max Purcell have been rewarded for career-best runs at ATP Masters 1000 level in the latest ATP Tour singles rankings.
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