Stéphanie Dubois

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Stéphanie Dubois
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Birthdate October 31, 1986
Birthplace Laval, Québec, Canada
From Laval, Québec, Canada
Residence London, England, United Kingdom
Height 5’4” (1,63m)
Style of play Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned pro 2004
Retired 2014
Best WTA singles ranking No. 87 (January 30, 2012)
Best WTA doubles ranking No. 102 (September 22, 2008)
Profile on CdnTennis.ca

Biography

Stéphanie Dubois (born October 31, 1986 in Laval, Québec, Canada) is a Canadian former professional tennis player. She reached a career-high WTA singles ranking of No. 87 on January 30, 2012 and a career-high WTA doubles ranking of No. 102 on September 22, 2008.

Dubois reached her first WTA quarterfinal at the 2005 Challenge Bell. At the 2006 Rogers Cup, she scored the biggest win of her career when she defeated then world No. 2 Kim Clijsters (who retired from the match), to reach the third round. In 2007, Dubois and Renata Voráčová reached the Challenge Bell doubles final but lost to Christina Fusano and Raquel Kops-Jones in straight sets. In 2008, she got in the main draw of the Australian Open and the French Open, participating in a first in the latter, where two Québec native players were in the main draw by their own ranking for the first time. Also in 2008, Dubois had 3 match points against 8th seed Anna Chakvetadze in the first round of Wimbledon but lost with a score of 6–8 in the final set. She also reached the third round of the 2008 Rogers Cup for the second time of her career with a victory over world No. 20 Maria Kirilenko. In 2009, Dubois won the $75,000 ITF Women's Circuit Odlum Brown VanOpen by beating the top seed Sania Mirza in three sets. Also in 2009, she defeated Kristina Mladenovic in the first round of the US Open, her first Grand Slam main draw win, before losing to Sorana Cîrstea in the second round. Dubois reached the second round at Wimbledon in 2011 where she lost to world No. 11 Andrea Petkovic in three sets. Alos in 2011, she reached the second WTA quarterfinal of her career at the Citi Open, but lost to Tamira Paszek in a match that lasted almost 4 hours. In 2012, Dubois won her first round match at the Australian Open for the first time, with a win over Elena Vesnina. She lost in the second round to 30th seed Angelique Kerber. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she teamed with Aleksandra Wozniak to represent Canada in the women's doubles, where they lost in the opening round. She was named Tennis Canada female player of the year two times (2005, 2007). In September 2014, Dubois retired from tennis after losing in the first round of the Coupe Banque Nationale.

In the spring of 2015, Dubois studied in communication at Promédia. She married British Oliver Sheath in July 2015 and gave birth to their daughter Alicia in April 2017. Dubois currently lives in London, England, United Kingdom and is working as a tennis analyst for the WTA. She also has a Level 3 Coach certification from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).

WTA career finals

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Olympic Games (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 (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2007 Tournoi de Québec, Canada Tier III Carpet (i) Renata Voráčová (CZE) Christina Fusano (USA)
Raquel Kops-Jones (USA)
2–6, 6–7(6–8)

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 23 (10 titles, 13 runners-up)

Legend
ITF $100,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $75,000 tournaments (1–1)
ITF $50,000 tournaments (3–8)
ITF $25,000 tournaments (6–3)
ITF $15,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (7–11)
Clay (3–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2004 Hamilton, Canada $25,000 Clay Alexa Glatch (USA) 6–1, 7–5
Loss 1–1 Jun 2004 Mont-Tremblant, Canada $10,000 Clay Soledad Esperón (ARG) 3–6, 4–6
Loss 1–2 Sep 2004 Albuquerque, United States $75,000 Hard Marissa Irvin (USA) 1–6, 6–4, 4–6
Loss 1–3 Nov 2004 Tucson, United States $50,000 Hard Jamea Jackson (USA) 6–7(5–7), 5–7
Win 2–3 Feb 2005 Rockford, United States $25,000 Hard (i) Hana Šromová (CZE) 6–1, 6–2
Loss 2–4 Jul 2005 Lexington, United States $50,000 Hard Natalie Grandin (RSA) 4–6, 3–6
Win 3–4 Feb 2006 Rockford, United States (2) $25,000 Hard (i) Anda Perianu (ROU) 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Loss 3–5 Apr 2006 Jackson, United States $25,000 Clay Vasilisa Bardina (RUS) 6–4, 2–6, 0–6
Win 4–5 Nov 2006 Lawrenceville, United States $50,000 Hard Julie Ditty (USA) 6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Win 5–5 Jul 2007 Hamilton, Canada (2) $25,000 Clay Sharon Fichman (CAN) 6–2, 6–2
Win 6–5 Jul 2007 Lexington, United States $50,000 Hard Anne Keothavong (GBR) 4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Loss 6–6 Aug 2007 Vancouver, Canada $50,000 Hard Anne Keothavong (GBR) 5–7, 1–6
Loss 6–7 Oct 2007 Troy, United States $50,000 Hard Maret Ani (EST) 6–3, 4–6, 2–6
Loss 6–8 Nov 2007 La Quinta, United States $50,000 Hard Ashley Harkleroad (USA) 3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Loss 6–9 Oct 2008 Toronto, Canada $50,000 Hard (i) Alexa Glatch (USA) 4–6, 3–6
Loss 6–10 Jul 2009 Grapevine, United States $50,000 Hard Valérie Tétreault (CAN) 6–2, 6–7(6–8), 6–7(1–7)
Win 7–10 Aug 2009 Vancouver, Canada $75,000 Hard Sania Mirza (IND) 1–6, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 7–11 Jul 2010 Lexington, United States $50,000 Hard Kurumi Nara (JPN) 4–6, 4–6
Win 8–11 May 2011 Charlottesville, United States $50,000 Clay Michelle Larcher de Brito (POR) 1–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–1
Win 9–11 Jul 2011 Granby, Canada $25,000 Hard Zhang Ling (HKG) 6–2, 2–6, 6–1
Loss 9–12 Jul 2012 Granby, Canada $25,000 Hard Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 2–6, 2–5 retired
Win 10–12 Oct 2012 Troy, United States $25,000 Hard Sharon Fichman (CAN) 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Loss 10–13 Oct 2012 Florence, United States $25,000 Hard Mariana Duque Mariño (COL) 6–4, 2–6, 1–6

Doubles: 17 (8 titles, 9 runners-up)

Legend
ITF $100,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $75,000 tournaments (2–4)
ITF $50,000 tournaments (3–3)
ITF $25,000 tournaments (3–2)
ITF $15,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (0–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (6–6)
Clay (2–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2004 Jackson, United States $25,000 Clay Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) Cory Ann Avants (USA)
Kristen Schlukebir (USA)
6–2, 6–3
Loss 1–1 Sep 2004 Albuquerque, United States $75,000 Hard María Emilia Salerni (ARG) Maureen Drake (CAN)
Carly Gullickson (USA)
3–6, 6–7(6–8)
Win 2–1 Mar 2005 Redding, United States $25,000 Hard Yulia Beygelzimer (UKR) Leanne Baker (NZL)
Francesca Lubiani (ITA)
6–4, 6–7(1–7), 6–3
Loss 2–2 May 2005 Raleigh, United States $75,000 Clay Maria Fernanda Alves (BRA) Ashley Harkleroad (USA)
Lindsay Lee-Waters (USA)
2–6, 6–0, 3–6
Loss 2–3 Mar 2006 Orange, United States $50,000 Hard Lilia Osterloh (USA) Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)
Alona Bondarenko (UKR)
2–6, 4–6
Win 3–3 Nov 2006 Pittsburgh, United States $75,000 Hard (i) Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) Ashley Harkleroad (USA)
Galina Voskoboeva (RUS)
6–4, 5–7, 6–1
Loss 3–4 Feb 2007 Midland, United States $75,000 Hard (i) Maureen Drake (CAN) Laura Granville (USA)
Abigail Spears (USA)
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Loss 3–5 Jul 2007 Southlake, United States $25,000 Hard Valérie Tétreault (CAN) Surina De Beer (RSA)
Kim Grant (RSA)
6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Win 4–5 Jul 2007 Hamilton, Canada $25,000 Clay Surina De Beer (RSA) Michaela Johansson (SWE)
Paula Zabala (COL)
Walkover
Win 5–5 Aug 2007 Vancouver, Canada $50,000 Hard Marie-Ève Pelletier (CAN) Soledad Esperón (ARG)
Agustina Lepore (ARG)
6–4, 6–4
Win 6–5 Oct 2007 Lawrenceville, United States $50,000 Hard Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) Leanne Baker (NZL)
Julie Ditty (USA)
6–2, 6–0
Win 7–5 Nov 2007 Pittsburgh, United States (2) $75,000 Hard (i) Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) Raquel Kops-Jones (USA)
Abigail Spears (USA)
6–4, 4–6, [10–6]
Loss 7–6 Apr 2008 Dothan, United States $75,000 Clay Maria Fernanda Alves (BRA) Tetiana Luzhanska (UKR)
Michaela Paštiková (CZE)
1–6, 3–6
Win 8–6 Oct 2008 Toronto, Canada $50,000 Hard (i) Marie-Ève Pelletier (CAN) Nikola Fraňková (CZE)
Carmen Klaschka (GER)
6–4, 6–2
Loss 8–7 Sep 2009 Saguenay, Canada $50,000 Hard (i) Rebecca Marino (CAN) Sofia Arvidsson (SWE)
Séverine Brémond Beltrame (FRA)
3–6, 1–6
Loss 8–8 Apr 2013 Poza Rica, Mexico $25,000 Hard Olga Savchuk (UKR) María Fernanda Álvarez Terán (BOL)
Maria Fernanda Alves (BRA)
2–6, 3–6
Loss 8–9 May 2013 Saint-Gaudens, France $50,000 Clay Kurumi Nara (JPN) Julia Glushko (ISR)
Paula Ormaechea (ARG)
5–7, 6–7(11–13)

Singles performance timeline

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 A Q1 1R 1R 1R Q3 2R Q3 Q3 0 / 4 1–4 20%
French Open Q1 Q1 Q2 1R Q2 1R Q3 1R Q2 A 0 / 3 0–3 0%
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 Q1 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R Q1 A 0 / 5 1–5 17%
US Open Q2 1R Q3 Q2 2R Q3 Q3 Q2 Q2 A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–3 1–3 0–3 1–1 1–3 0–0 0–0 0 / 14 3–14 18%

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 2008 2009 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 0 / 0 0–0
French Open A A 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 0 / 0 0–0
US Open A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0 / 0 0–0

Wins over top-10 opponents

Dubois has a 1–5 (17%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.

Wins over top-10 opponents per season
Season 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
No. Opponent Rank Event Surface Round Score Dubois
Rank
2006
1. Kim Clijsters (BEL) 2 Canadian Open, Canada Hard 2R 1–6, 3–2 retired 151

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