PLAYER PROFILE

Seone Mendez

  • Age20
  • Born15 May 1999
  • Birth PlaceSydney, New South Wales
  • LivesSydney, New South Wales
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachGabriel Mendez and Jarrad Bunt
FOLLOW
“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 15K ITF, Antalya 15K ITF, Antalya 15K ITF, Prokuplje 15K ITF, Prokuplje 15K ITF, Tabarka 15K ITF, Naples 25K ITF

2018 Palmanova 15K ITF

2017 Hammamet 15K ITF, Hammamet 15K ITF

Finals

2019 Santa Margherita Di Pula 25K ITF

Seone Mendez in the news

Biggest movers: Australian women soar in 2019 rankings
(L-R) Kaylah McPhee, Lizette Cabrera, Astra Sharma and Maddison Inglis all recorded career-high rankings in 2019. (Getty Images)
14 November, 2019

In a banner season for Australian women's tennis, 14 of our players enjoyed significant rankings rises to end 2019 in a far higher position than one year earlier.
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Biggest movers: Cabrera, Myers make gains
Lizette Cabrera
1 October, 2019

Darwin Pro Tour finalists Lizette Cabrera and Abbie Myers make big gains in this week's WTA rankings while Thanasi Kokkinakis was rewarded for his trip to the final at the…
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Hijikata wins first pro title, Millman triumphant
Rinky Hijikata celebrates during his five-set win over Andrew Harris in the first round of the AO Play-off (photo: Elizabeth Xue Bai)
23 September, 2019

Australian teenager Rinky Hijikata wins his first ITF professional title in Arkansas while John Millman wins the ATP Challenger trophy in Kaohsiung.
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Biggest movers: Hives cracks world’s top 150
Zoe Hives in action during her first-round victory over Johanna Larsson at the Hobart International (Getty Images)
17 September, 2019

Zoe Hives' breakout 2019 continues, with the Victorian rising to a career-high ranking of world No.150 in the latest WTA rankings.
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