PLAYER PROFILE

Seone Mendez

  • Age20
  • Born15 May 1999
  • Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
  • LivesSydney, New South Wales
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGabriel Mendez and Jarrad Bunt
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“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

On 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

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

2018 499
2017 479
2016 850
2015 961

Titles/Finals

Titles

2019 Antalya ITF, Antalya ITF, Antalya ITF

2018 Palmanova ITF

2017 Hammamet ITF, Hammamet ITF

Seone Mendez in the news

Challenger finals for Smith, Purcell
John-Patrick Smith (L) and Max Purcell (Getty Images)
6 May, 2019

John-Patrick Smith and Max Purcell enjoyed successful weeks on the ATP Challenger circuit, advancing to finals in Mexico and South Korea respectively.
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Mendez goes back-to-back in Antalya
Seone Mendez (Getty Images)
1 April, 2019

Australian teenager Seone Mendez has won back-to-back ITF titles in Antalya, Turkey, and has built a 10-match winning streak.
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Woolcock back with upset win
WoolcockPlayford
2 January, 2019

Returning from the sidelines after a significant knee injury, Victorian Belinda Woolcock comes from qualifying to defeat seventh-seeded Italian in Playford opener.
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Mendez progresses in Canberra
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30 October, 2018

Teenage wildcard Seone Mendez reaches the second round at the Pro Tour event in Canberra, marking the first time she has won a main draw match at an ITF $60,000-level event.
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