Anastasija Sevastova is a professional tennis player from Latvia, who has reached a career-high singles ranking of world No 11 in October 2018. She has won four singles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as 13 singles and four doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.
Anastasija Sevastova was born on April 13, 1990, in Liepaja, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union. She was introduced to tennis at age 6.
Anastasija Sevastova reached her first ITF finals already in 2007. She was a runner-up at the $25,000 Antalya (Turkey) and $25,000 Fontanafredda (Italy).
In 2008, she won her first ITF trophies at $25,000 Noida (India), $25,000 Galatina (Italy), $25,000 Les Contamines (France). She also was runner-up at the $25,000 Katowice (Poland) and $25,000 W25 Brno (Czech Republic).
The next year, Anastasija Sevastova debuted in the WTA tour. However, her first match at the WTA 500 Open Gaz de France Suez was unsuccessful. However, her winning series at the ITf continue, winning the trophies at the $25,000 La Palma (Spain), $100,000 Johannesburg (South Africa). At the end of the year, she reached the quarter-finals of the WTA 250 Guangzhou Open.
In 2010, Anastasija Sevastova won her first WTA trophie. She won WTA 250 Estoril Open.
A year later, she reached the fourth round of the Australian Open, making her first breakthrough in the Grand Slam. However, she lost from Caroline Wozniacki. After not much successful rest of the year, she turned back to the ITF, where got other trophies in 2012 at the $25,000 Zwevegem (Belgium), $50,000 Trnava (Slovakia).
Due to illness and injuries that she faced in the past couple of years, Sevastova announced her retirement from the sport in May 2013. However, in January 2015, she returned to professional tennis, but mostly into the ITF tour. She won the trophies at the $10,000 W15 Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt), $10,000 W25 Trnava (Slovakia), $25,000 Ahmedabad (Tunisia), $25,000 W60 Wiesbaden (Germany).
In 2016, she returned to the WTA tour. However, again the start was quite hard after falling at the first round of the WTA 250 Shenzhen Open and the second round of the Australian Open. Later the same year, she reached the quarter-finals of the WTA 250 Taiwan Open, WTA 250 TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup. Her biggest success during the season was the runner-up of the WTA 250 Mallorca Open, WTA 250 BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy (Bucharest, Romania), as well as the quarter-finals of the US Open.
The next year, Anastasija Sevastova reached the semi-finals of the WTA 1000 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and the WTA 1000 Mutua Madrid Open, as well as the quarter-finals of the WTA 500 Volvo Car Open in Charleston, Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart. She won the WTA 250 Mallorca Open and later during the year reached again the quarter-finals of the US Open. All these results climber her to the Top 20 of the WTA.
The year 2018 was the most successful for Anastasija Sevastova. She reached the semi-finals of the WTA 500 Brisbane International. Later during the year, she reached the semi-finals of the WTA 500 Volvo Car Open in Charleston and again ending as a runner-up of the WTA 250 Mallorca Open. She won the trophy at the WTA 250 BRD Bucharest Open, reached the quarter-finals of the WTA 1000 Coupe Rogers in Montreal, semi-finals of the US Open, as well as the runner-up of the WTA 1000 China Open. All these wins brought her to the world No 11 in October 2018, which was her highest WTA ranking.
Anastasija Sevastova continued her good performance next year, reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open in 2019, the fourth round of the French Open / Roland Garros in 2019, won WTA 250 Baltic Open in Jurmala (Latvia) in 2019, as well as the quarter-finals of the WTA 1000 Miami Open in 2021.