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Sonay Kartal running to hit a backhand at Junior Wimbledon

Sonay Kartal

GB RANKING8

WORLD RANKING302

CAREER HIGH
30/01/2023 195

ITF TITLES9

Last updated: 17/04/2024

Sonay Kartal holding the women's singles trophy for the Glasgow $25k.

FAVOURITE

SURFACE: Hard court

SHOT: Forehand

COACH

Julie Hobbs and Ben Reeves

AGE22

HEIGHT163 cm

PLAYSRight-handed

BACKHANDTwo-handed

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FAVOURITE

SURFACE:Hard court

SHOT:Forehand

COACH

Julie Hobbs and Ben Reeves

Get to know Sonay Kartal

About

Quick-fire facts

  • Place of Birth: Sidcup
  • Lives: Brighton
  • Trains: Pavilion & Avenue Tennis Club
  • Favourite Tournament: Wimbledon
  • Nickname: Karts
  • Likes: Music, Animals, Shoes
  • Tennis Idols: Kim Clijsters, Roger Federer, Andy Murray
  • Primary school: Saltdean Primary
  • Secondary school: Longhill School

Tennis beginnings

Kartal first started playing tennis at the age of six at Pavillion & Avenue Tennis Club, where she still trains to this day.

Her first memory of tennis was when she was first brought on court to meet her current coach, Julie Hobbs, falling over and being too scared to come back. But after much persuasion, Hobbs managed to convince her to come back and the two have been inseparable ever since.

Tennis Career

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