Rebeka Masarova

Rebeka Masarova is a Swiss-born Spanish professional tennis player, who has competed on the WTA Tour since 2016.

Date of Birth: 6 August 1999
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland  
Residence: Basel, Switzerland  
Height: 6'1" (186 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2016

Rebeka Masarova is a Swiss-born Spanish professional tennis player who was born on August 6, 1999, in Basel, Switzerland. Born to a Spanish mother and a Slovakian father, she was born in the hometown of Roger Federer, whose grandeur on the world tennis stage inspired her to pick up the sport.

After it became apparent she had the talent to take her tennis career to the next level, Masarova started to play regularly on the junior tour. It was a successful part of her career, which saw her win the girl’s French Open title and reach the final of the equivalent competition at the Australian Open. In the same year as her victory at Roland Garros juniors, 2016, she made her main draw WTA debut.

It came at the Gstaad Open, where she ended up beating Jelena Jankovic in the first round. It was a successful week for the Spaniard, who ended up reaching the semifinal of the tournament, only losing out to Vikorija Golubic when push came to shove.

Despite a very promising start, her career did not take off as she would have hoped in the years after 2016. It was not until 2021 that she reappeared on the WTA stage when she made her main draw Grand Slam debut at the US Open.

Coming through a tough qualifying campaign, she edged past Ana Bogdan in the first-round main draw in a marathon three tie-break sets match. She eventually lost to the fifth seed Elina Svitolina. This sort of performance did wonders for opening doors to her for future tournaments.

In 2022, she was a regular on the WTA tour, all the while juggling that with a few ITF competitions for added confidence and results. 2023 brought more progress for the Spaniard, who reached her first tour final at the start of the season at the ASB Classic in Auckland, only losing to young gun Coco Gauff.

This result meant she reached the coveted Top 100 for the first time in her career. By the end of that same season, she had more than proved her worth among the world’s best, closing out the season with a ranking of world number 62.

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