Rebecca Peterson: The Swedish Tennis Star

Rebecca Peterson was born on August 6 1995, in the Swedish capital city of Stockholm. She is now a professional tennis player for Sweden. Until now, she has 2 WTA singles and 1 WTA doubles title to her credit. 

She has also won 12 singles and six doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. She is well known for her aggressive style of play, and she loves to force her forehand. It is therefore  no wonder that these skills in addition to her determination and persistence have carried her to the top.

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Age 26
Height 1.73 mts
Nationality Swedish
Turned professional 2009
Career titles 2
Highest ranking (Singles)  No. 43
Current ranking (Singles) No. 74
Social media profile Instagram @rebeccapeterson 

Twitter @beckspeterson

Personal Information and Relationships

  • Rebecca Peterson was born on August 6 1995, in Stockholm, Sweden to Mart and Annelie.
  • Her family is of Estonian descent.
  • She also has a sister named Berit.
  • She began playing at a very young age and was encouraged by her parents to pursue it.
  • She thus began her junior career when she was 13 years old and during her run, she won one singles title and four doubles titles and she also reached a career-high ranking of No. 24.
  • She is currently coached by her father along with Bosse Ericsson.

Career

  • Rebecca made her professional debut in 2009 at a doubles match on the ITF Circuit.
  • In the following year in Stockholm, she played her first singles match on the ITF Circuit where she defeated Alina Wessel in the first round but lost to Alison Van Uytvanck in the second.
  • In 2011, at Bastad, she won one single and one doubles title on the ITF Circuit.
  • She debuted on the WTA Tour in 2012, at the Swedish Open in the singles and doubles matches but lost in the first round of both.
  • In 2014 at the Miami Open, she reached the second round after Mona Barthel retired during their first-round match, but was defeated by Ekaterina Makarova in the second round.
  • At the Swedish Open, she once again participated in singles and doubles matches, in singles, she was defeated by Jana Čepelová in the first round. In doubles, however, she partnered with Johanna Larsson to reach the semifinal where they were defeated by Andreja Klepač-María Teresa Torró Flor.
  • In 2018, she reached her first singles semifinal at the Mexican Open where she defeated Alizé Cornet, Monica Puig, and Zhang Shuai enroute but lost to Stefanie Vögele.
  • In the same year at the ITF event Open de Cagnes-sur-Mer, she won the title after defeating Dayana Yastremska in the final. This performance enabled her to enter the top 100 for the first time.
  • Soon after this at the French Open, she won three matches in qualification and went on to defeat Hsieh Su-Wei in the first round but unfortunately lost to Mihaela Buzărnescu in the second round.
  • At the Wuhan Open, she defeated Tímea Babos in the first round but then lost to Caroline Wozniacki in the second round.
  • In 2019, In her debut at the Australian Open, she made it to the second round where she lost to Maria Sharapova.
  • Soon after at the Washington Open, she defeated Sloane Stephens to mark her first top-10 win but was then defeated by Camila Giorgi. 
  • At the Western & Southern Open, she qualified to defeat Johanna Konta in the first round, followed by  Veronika Kudermetova in the second round where she was defeated by Karolína Plíšková. 
  • At the Tianjin Open, she won her second career singles title after defeating Heather Watson in the final.

Prize Money Earnings

She has earned a total of around 2,174,113 US$ from her participation in different championships. 

Endorsements and Sponsors

  • All of Rebecca’s clothing on the court is sponsored by Adidas.
  • Her footwear is sponsored by Asics.
  • Her tennis racquets are sponsored by Babolat.

Net Worth

Rebecca’s total net worth as of today is estimated to be around 3 million US$. While there is absolutely no confirmation on this figure, it is likely to be true due to the large amounts of cash she collects as prize money and also from her endorsements.

Trivia

  • Her tennis idols growing up were Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters.
  • She enjoys hanging out with family and friends.