PLAYER PROFILE

Seone Mendez

  • Age25
  • 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

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

Aussie weekly wrap: 14 Australians contest finals across historic week
Taylah Preston advanced to the biggest singles final of her career this week. Picture: Tennis Australia
26 February, 2024

The fast-rising Taylah Preston was among 14 Australian players to contest finals in professional tournaments this week.
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Aussie weekly wrap: De Minaur takes “another big step in the right direction”
Jannik Sinner and Alex de Minaur after their final showdown at Rotterdam. Picture: Getty Images
19 February, 2024

Australian No.1 Alex de Minaur records a runner-up finish at an ATP 500 tournament in the Netherlands.
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Aussie women rewriting history in Australian Open 2024 qualifying
Storm Hunter in action during the Australian Open 2024 qualifying competition. Picture: Tennis Australia
10 January, 2024

Storm Hunter is among nine Aussies to score opening-round wins in the Australian Open 2024 women's qualifying singles competition.
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Aussie teens achieve 25-year first in Australian Open qualifying
Maya Joint in action during Australian Open 2024 qualifying. Picture: Tennis Australia
10 January, 2024

Maya Joint becomes the third Aussie teen to advance to the second round in the Australian Open 2024 women's qualifying singles competition.
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