Jasmine Paolini is an Italian tennis player, who had a career-high ranking of world No 87, achieved on June 13, 2021. She has won one singles WTA title as well as eight ITF titles.
Jasmine Paolini was born on January 4, 1996, in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy. She started practicing tennis at an early age. As a junior player, she had won Wilson ITF Junior Classic presented by Wustenrot in 2013 and reached the semi-finals of the ITF Junior Open Linz in 2013.
Jasmine Paolini made her professional debut in 2011, playing at the $10,000 Florence (Italy), but lost in the first round. Next year, she continues playing in the both – junior and ITF tours. In April 2012, she registered her first professional win, eliminating Giulia Mastellone in the first round of the $10,000 W15 San Severo (Italy). However, she lost in the second round to Claudia Giovine.
In 2013, Jasmine Paolini won her first ITF trophy. Despite her young age, she made a fantastic season, winning $10,000 Locri (Italy) and being a runner-up at $10,000 Rome (Italy). She also reached the semi-finals of the $10,000 Viserba Di Rimini (Italy), and $15,000 Santa Margherita Di Pula (Italy).
In 2014, Jasmine Paolini continues gaining experience in the ITF. She reached the quarter-finals of the $50,000 W60 Burnie (Austria), $10,000 Rome (Italy), and $15,000 Imola (Italy), as well as the semi-finals of the $10,000 Civitavecchia (Italy). In July, she won her second ITF title at $10,000 Viserba Di Rimini (Italy), while in September was a runner-up at the $25,000 W25 Telavi (Germany).
Jasmine Paolini improved her gameplay and moved to higher-ranked tournaments during the next years. In 2015, she reached the semi-finals of the $15,000 Santa Margherita Di Pula (Italy) and $25,000 Bath (UK), as well as the quarter-finals of the $25,000 Monterrey (Mexico). In 2016, she won the trophies at $15,000 Santa Margherita Di Pula (Italy) and $25,000 Valencia (Spain), being a runner-up at the $25,000 W25+H Bad Saulgau (Germany), $25,000 Mamaia (Romania), and $25,000 W25 Clermont-Ferrand (France).
In 2017, Jasmine Paolini reached her highest success until then, winning the prestigious tournament of $100,000 Marseille (France). She also won the trophy at $25,000 W25 Woking (UK). In September, she debuted in the WTA tour at WTA 250 Guangzhou Open but lost in the first round.
During the next two years, she playing in both tours – ITF and WTA. In 2018, Jasmine Paolini reached the quarter-finals of the WTA 250 Livesport Prague Open, was the runner-up in the $25,000 W25+H Bagnatica (Italy). In 2019, she won the trophies at $25,000 W25 Curitiba (Brazil), $50,000 W60 Brescia (Italy), and was the runner-up at the $100,000 W100 Tokyo (Japan). She also reached the quarter-finals of the WTA 250 Palermo Ladies Open and WTA 250 Guangzhou Open, as well as the semi-finals of the WTA 125 Liqui Moly Open Karlsruhe. Following her good season, she entered in Top 100.
In 2020, she reached the second round of the French Open / Roland Garros, which is her best result in the Grand Slam.
In 2021, Jasmine Paolini made her biggest achievement winning WTA 125 Croatia Bol Open. Earlier the same year, she reached the final of the WTA 125 L’Open 35 de Saint-Malo.
Definitely, Jasmine Paolini is one of the most talented Italian tennis players. She had a bright future ahead and for sure we will hear her name more often. Moreover, she is one of the most beautiful and hottest tennis girls.