Kayla Cross

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Kayla Cross
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Birthdate March 21, 2005
Birthplace London, Ontario, Canada
From London, Ontario, Canada
Height 5’7” (1,70m)
Style of play Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned pro Plays for Vanderbilt Commodores (starting in Fall 2023)
Best WTA singles ranking No. 514 (July 17, 2023)
Best WTA doubles ranking No. 265 (July 24, 2023)
Profile on CdnTennis.ca

Biography

Kayla Cross (born March 21, 2005 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian tennis player. She reached a career-high WTA singles ranking of No. 514 on July 17, 2023 and a career-high WTA doubles ranking of No. 265 on July 24, 2023. She has also reached a career-high ITF junior ranking of No. 15 on March 7, 2022.

In 2019, Cross won her first ITF singles title on the junior circuit at the G5 in Calgary. The same year, she won two more junior ITF singles titles at the G5 in Victoria and at the G5 in Kamloops, and four junior ITF doubles titles at the G5 in George Town, the G5 in Calgary, the G5 in Victoria and the G5 in Kamloops. In 2021, she won four junior ITF doubles titles at the G3 in San José, the G3 in Santo Domingo, the G2 in Tashkent and the GA in Mérida. Also in 2021, Cross was awarded a wildcard in the qualifying draw of the National Bank Open where she lost in straight sets to Océane Dodin in the first round. In 2022, she reached the doubles final at the junior Australian Open with fellow Canadian Victoria Mboko. She won three junior doubles titles in 2022, at the G1 in Traralgon, the G1 in Porto Alegre and the G1 in Roehampton. At the junior 2022 Wimbledon Championships, Cross reached the doubles final again with compatriot Victoria Mboko and the third round in singles. Also in 2022, Cross won her first professional doubles title at the ITF 25K in Saskatoon with compatriot Marina Stakusic. The same year, she qualified for her first WTA singles main draw at the 250 in Granby, losing in the opening round to world No. 55 Anna Bondár. She also lost in the first round in doubles with fellow Canadian Victoria Mboko. Cross advanced to the third round in singles of the junior 2022 US Open. She is currently a part of the Vanderbilt University tennis team.

Cross' parents put her into tennis as her dad and two brothers played the sport. At age six, she started playing tennis at the London Hunt and Country Club in London, Ontario. She is currently part of the National Training Centre in Montréal since 2021.

ITF Circuit finals

Doubles: 5 (1 title, 4 runners-up)

Legend
ITF $100,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $80,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $60,000 tournaments (0–1)
ITF $40,000 tournaments (0–1)
ITF $25,000 tournaments (1–2)
ITF $15,000 tournaments (0–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (0–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2022 Saskatoon, Canada $25,000 Hard Marina Stakusic (CAN) Kendra Bunch (USA)
Katarina Kozarov (SRB)
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 1–1 Nov 2022 Calgary, Canada $60,000 Hard (i) Marina Stakusic (CAN) Catherine Harrison (USA)
Sabrina Santamaria (USA)
6–7(2–7), 4–6
Loss 1–2 Jan 2023 Boca Raton, United States $25,000 Clay Renata Zarazúa (MEX) Tiphanie Fiquet (FRA)
Ashley Lahey (USA)
6–4, 1–6, [4–10]
Loss 1–3 May 2023 Feld am See, Austria $25,000 Clay Sofia Costoulas (BEL) Denisa Hindová (CZE)
Chiara Scholl (USA)
2–6, 0–6
Loss 1–4 Jun 2023 Otočec, Slovenia $40,000 Clay Sofia Sewing (USA) Ekaterine Gorgodze (GEO)
Elvina Kalieva (USA)
2–6, 3–6

Junior Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 2 (2 runners-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2022 Australian Open Hard Victoria Mboko (CAN) Clervie Ngounoue (USA)
Diana Shnaider (RUS)
4–6, 3–6
Loss 2022 Wimbledon Grass Victoria Mboko (CAN) Rose Marie Nijkamp (NED)
Angella Okutoyi (KEN)
6–3, 4–6, [9–11]

Junior singles performance timeline

This table is current through the 2023 US Open.

Tournament 2021 2022 2023 SR W–L Win %
Junior Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 2R A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
French Open A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Wimbledon 1R 3R A 0 / 2 2–2 50%
US Open A 3R A 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Win–Loss 0–1 5–4 0–0 0 / 5 5–5 50%

Junior doubles performance timeline

This table is current through the 2023 US Open.

Tournament 2021 2022 2023 SR W–L Win %
Junior Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A F A 0 / 1 4–1 80%
French Open A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Wimbledon 1R F A 0 / 2 4–2 67%
US Open A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–Loss 0–1 8–4 0–0 0 / 5 8–5 62%

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