Mélodie Collard

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Mélodie Collard
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Birthdate June 29, 2003
Birthplace Gatineau, Québec, Canada
From Gatineau, Québec, Canada
Height 5’10” (1,78m)
Style of play Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned pro Plays for Virginia Cavaliers
Best WTA singles ranking No. 989 (April 19, 2021)
Best WTA doubles ranking No. 336 (August 16, 2021)
Best ITF junior ranking No. 17 (January 6, 2020)
Profile on CdnTennis.ca

Biography

Mélodie Collard (born June 29, 2003 in Gatineau, Québec, Canada) is a Canadian junior tennis player. She reached a career-high WTA singles ranking of No. 989 on April 19, 2021 and a career-high WTA doubles ranking of No. 336 on August 16, 2021. She has also reached a career-high ITF junior ranking of No. 17 on January 6, 2020.

In 2018, Collard won her first doubles junior title at the ITF G5 in Woodbridge. Also in 2018, she captured her first junior singles title at the ITF G5 in Curundú, where she also won the doubles title. A week later, she took home both the singles and doubles titles at the ITF G5 in San José. In 2019, Collard reached her biggest junior singles final to date at the ITF G1 in San José. Also in 2019, she won the singles and doubles titles at the ITF G4 in Curundú and at the ITF G3 in Burlington a month later. The next month, she advanced to the semifinals in both singles and doubles at the ITF GA in Milan. Collard played her first junior Grand Slam at the 2019 French Open, losing in the qualifying first round in singles and in the second round in doubles. At the 2019 US Open, she reached the second round in singles and the semifinals in doubles. In 2019 at the ITF 60K in Saguenay, only her fifth professional tournament, she won the first doubles title of her career with compatriot Leylah Annie Fernandez and also got her first singles win. The next week in Toronto, Collard and Fernandez advanced to their second straight ITF 60K final but were defeated by Robin Anderson and Jessika Ponchet. At the 2020 Australian Open, she lost in the second round in singles and in the first round in doubles. She is currently a part of the University of Virginia tennis team.

Collard was born in Gatineau to Denis Collard and Johanne Demers. She started playing tennis at age 6. She has an older brother Sébastien who is currently a part of the University of South Alabama tennis team. Collard is training at Tennis Outaouais Performance in her hometown of Gatineau with Mathieu Toupin.

ITF Circuit finals

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Legend
ITF $100,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $80,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $60,000 tournaments (1–1)
ITF $25,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $15,000 tournaments (0–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2019 Saguenay, Canada $60,000 Hard (i) Leylah Annie Fernandez (CAN) Samantha Murray (GBR)
Bibiane Schoofs (NED)
7–6(7–3), 6–2
Loss 1–1 Nov 2019 Toronto, Canada $60,000 Hard (i) Leylah Annie Fernandez (CAN) Robin Anderson (USA)
Jessika Ponchet (FRA)
6–7(7–9), 2–6

Junior singles performance timeline

This table is current through the 2021 US Open.

Tournament 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
Junior Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 2R NH 0 / 1 1–1 50%
French Open Q1 A A 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon A NH A 0 / 0 0–0
US Open 2R NH A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Win–Loss 1–1 1–1 0–0 0 / 2 2–2 50%

Notes

  • NB The French Open was played in September due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Junior doubles performance timeline

This table is current through the 2021 US Open.

Tournament 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
Junior Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R NH 0 / 1 0–1 0%
French Open 2R A A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Wimbledon A NH A 0 / 0 0–0
US Open SF NH A 0 / 1 3–1 75%
Win–Loss 4–2 0–1 0–0 0 / 3 4–3 57%

Notes

  • NB The French Open was played in September due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

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