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Sonay Kartal crouching down to hit a volley at the net on a grass court at Wimbledon

Sonay Kartal

GB RANKING9

WORLD RANKING298

CAREER HIGH
30/01/2023 195

ITF TITLES11

Last updated: 09/07/2024

Sonay Kartal preparing to hit a backhand on court at Wimbledon

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, enjoys going to concerts and watching football
  • Fun facts: Kartal is half Turkish (her dad's side), she loves karaoke and says she could rock anything ABBA, used to play football and cricket when she was younger
  • Family: Two siblings who are both older than her 
  • 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.

Kartal writes left-handed and began playing tennis as a lefty before switching to right-handed after a year and a half of playing.

Tennis Career

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