Sonya Jeyaseelan

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Biography

Sonya Jeyaseelan (born April 24, 1976 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada) is a Canadian former professional tennis player. She currently resides in Toronto, Ontario. Her highest WTA singles ranking is No. 48, which she reached on December 4, 2000. Her career-high in doubles is No. 40, set on October 16, 2000. In 1994, she reached the final of the junior French Open. In 1998, she advanced to her first and only WTA singles final, losing to Paola Suárez in Bogotá, Colombia. She has won two WTA doubles titles, both of them in Strasbourg (in 2000 and 2003). She also reached the doubles final in Palermo, Italy in 1999. In 1996, she reached the quarterfinals in doubles at the US Open. She retired in 2004. Jeyaseelan was inducted into the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame in 2011.

WTA career finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Championships (0–0)
WTA Tier I (0–0)
WTA Tier II (0–0)
WTA Tier III, IV & V (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 1998 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia Tier IV Clay Paola Suárez (ARG) 3–6, 4–6

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Championships (0–0)
WTA Tier I (0–0)
WTA Tier II (0–0)
WTA Tier III, IV & V (2–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 1999 Internazionali Femminili di Palermo, Italy Tier IV Clay Åsa Svensson (SWE) Tina Križan (SLO)
Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)
6–4, 3–6, 0–6
Win 1–1 May 2000 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France Tier III Clay Florencia Labat (ARG) Kim Grant (RSA)
María Vento-Kabchi (VEN)
6–4, 6–3
Win 2–1 May 2003 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France (2) Tier III Clay Maja Matevžič (SLO) Laura Granville (USA)
Jelena Kostanić (CRO)
6–4, 6–4

Junior Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1994 French Open Clay Martina Hingis (SUI) 3–6, 1–6