1 August 2019 | Tennis West

WA’s Maddison Inglis has capped off an impressive six month streak by gaining entry to the US Open qualifying draw with a career high WTA ranking of number 209 in the world.

Determined to lower her WTA ranking and gain entry into Grand Slam qualifying draws, Inglis has competed in 17 tournaments, played more than 70 singles and doubles matches and appeared in a total of 14 quarterfinals, semifinals and finals matches across Australia, Asia, Great Britain and Canada since the beginning of 2019.

Boasting a current year, win loss ratio of 27:10, Inglis has performed consistently well throughout 2019 to move an impressive 180 places on the WTA rankings since the end of 2018 when she was ranked 389.

Showcasing her best tennis to date, Inglis recently claimed her second ITF Career Singles title at the W25 Saskatoon in Canada which follows her maiden ITF Singles title at the W25 Nonthaburi (Thailand) earlier this year.

Forging her way through the draw of the W25 Saskatoon tournament, Inglis dug deep to come back from a set down in the Semifinal where, Haruka Kaji of Japan, took the first set 3-6. Inglis battled hard to win the second set in a 7-6 (7) tie break, before claiming the third set 6-2 to advance to the Final.

Inglis went on to face the number one seed Katherine Sebov (CAN) in the Final where she won the first set 6-4 before a second set 2-6 loss forced the decider to a third. Proving her composure under pressure, Inglis took the third set 6-4 in claiming the Final of the W25 Saskatoon and her second ITF career title.

Following her success at Saskatoon, Inglis took to the courts of the W80 Granby (Canada), where she finished as a Quarterfinalist. Further 2019 success for Inglis includes a Semifinals appearance at the W80 Gigu in Japan and a Finals showdown at the W25 in Hong Kong.

Cementing her position on the Australian women’s tennis scene as one to watch, Inglis holds an Australian Ranking (AR) of 12. Comparable to World Number One Ashleigh Barty, who leads the Australian rankings charge ahead of Ajla Tomljanovic (2) and WA’s Astra Sharma (3), Inglis says she’s motivated to continue her recent form.

“There’s so many Australian girls doing well at the moment,”

“It just feels like everyone is lifting each other and pushing each other to do well,”

“I think this current group of women are going to have a lot to do with tennis moving forward,” said Inglis.

Commenting on her recent success, Inglis says she’s a different player than she was in the past bringing a lot more confidence and mental toughness to the court.

“I’ve been training really hard and have come to better understand my game,”

“I put my best into every training session and am no longer satisfied with a ‘that will do attitude’,”

“And because of that, I’m a different player on court,”

“I’m so much better at knowing how to respond when things aren’t going my way,”

“It’s so much mental. I don’t think I ever realised that until just recently,” Inglis said.

National Academy Head Coach Andrew Roberts says Inglis has worked incredibly hard at improving her WTA ranking and that entry to the US Open qualifying rounds is well deserved.

“Maddy has continued to invest time in the daily process of developing herself and her game. This dedication has seen her achieve impressive results over the past 18 months,”

“Maddy’s acceptance into the US Open qualifying event is well deserved,”

“We wish her all the very best in this exciting next chapter in her career,” said Roberts.

When not competing on the professional circuit, the former Darling Range Senior High School student plays State League for Cottesloe TC.

Inglis will contest the W100 Vancouver event which runs from August 12 ahead of her arrival in New York for US Open qualifying.

Additional information:

Rankings summary
• WTA ranking: # 209
• Australian Open Female Ranking: # 12

2019 Results summary
• 2019 – W80 Granby, Canada – Singles Quarterfinalist
• 2019 – W25 Saskatoon, Canada – Singles Winner
• 2019 – W25 Nonthaburi, Thailand – Singles Winner
• 2019 – W60 Fukuoka, Japan – Doubles Semifinalist
• 2019 – W80 Gifu, Japan – Singles Semifinalist
• 2019 – W125 Anning, China – Doubles Semifinalist
• 2019 – W25 Hong Kong, China – Singles Finalist
• 2019 – W25 Hong Kong, China – Doubles Finalist
• 2019 – W25 Canberra # 2 – Doubles Quarterfinalist
• 2019 – W25 Canberra #1 – Singles Quarterfinalist
• 2019 – W25 Canberra #1 – Doubles Quarterfinalist
• 2019 – W25 Mildura – Singles Semifinalist
• 2019 – W25 Mildura – Doubles Quarterfinalist
• 2019 – W60 Burnie – Doubles Quarterfinalist

Career Highlights
• 2018 – Hopman Cup – Debut
• 2016 – Fed Cup ‘Orange Girl’ – Australia V’s USA
• 2016 – Australian Open – Grand Slam debut
• 2015 – Australian Open 2016 Play-off – Winner
• 2014 – Junior Fed Cup Team
• 2014 – 18s Australian National Championship – Finalist
• 2013 – 18s Australian National Championship – Winner