|Jasmine Paolini Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||January 4, 1996|
Jasmine Paolini is an Italian professional tennis player who is adept at both the singles and the doubles formats of the sport having been rated as high as world number 35 in singles in August 2023 and world number 122 in doubles in July 2021 as per the official WTA (Women’s Tennis Association – the principal organizing body of women’s professional tennis) rankings. At Grand Slam (Australian Open/French Open/Wimbledon Championships/US Open) tournaments, in the singles format, as of September 2023, her best performance was reaching the 2nd round of the French Open in 2020, 2021, and 2023; as well as the 2nd round of the 2021 US Open. As of August 2023, Jasmine had won a solitary singles title on the WTA Tour (a worldwide top-tier tennis tour for women organized by the WTA) – the September 2021 Slovenia Open (a WTA 250 event). At Grand Slam tournaments, in the doubles format, as of September 2023, her best performance was reaching the 3rd round of the 2021 Australian Open. As of August 2023, Jasmine had won 1 doubles title on the WTA Tour – the July 2021 Hamburg European Open (a WTA 250 (the lowest tier of tournaments on the WTA Tour) event).
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Province of Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
Bagni di Lucca, Province of Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
Professional Tennis Player
- Father – Ugo Paolini
- Mother – Jacqueline Gardiner
- Siblings – William Paolini (Younger Brother)
Right-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
58 kg or 128 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (White and Black)
She is of Italian descent on her father’s side and Ghanaian and Polish descent on her mother’s side.
She often tends to dye her hair light brown.
- Toned physique
- Center-parted, shoulder-length, frizzy, curly hair
- Charming smile
- Radiant face
She has been sponsored by –
- Asics (Japanese multinational corporation that produces sportswear)
- Yonex Co., Ltd. (Japanese sports equipment manufacturing company)
Jasmine Paolini Favorite Things
- Tennis Surface – Clay
- Tennis Shot – Forehand
- Tennis Idol/Role Model – Roger Federer
Source – WTA Tour
Jasmine Paolini Facts
- Jasmine defeated 4 seeded players – 6th seed Dayana Yastremska in the first round, 4th seed Sorana Cîrstea in the quarter-final, 2nd seed Yulia Putintseva in the semi-final, and 3rd seed Alison Riske in the final – at the September 2021 Slovenia Open (a WTA 250 event).
- Consequently, she reached a new career-high singles world ranking of 64. As of August 2023, the 2021 Slovenia Open remained her only singles title triumph on the WTA Tour.
- In March 2022, Jasmine stunned 2nd seed and then world number 3 Aryna Sabalenka in a come-from-behind 3-set victory (2-6, 6-3, 6-3) in the 2nd round of the Indian Wells Open. Ranked 46th in the world at that time, it was her first win against a player ranked in the ‘Top 10’ of the official WTA singles rankings.
- This was also just the 2nd time in her career that she had reached the 3rd round of a WTA 1000 (an annual series of 9 prestigious tennis tournaments featuring the top-ranked players on the WTA Tour) event. The first such incident of her career was also at the Indian Wells Open – in October 2021 where she defeated 14th seed Elise Mertens in the 2nd round. On both occasions though, she crashed out in the 3rd round.
- In August 2023, in the 3rd round of the Cincinnati Open, she defeated 4th seed and then world number 4 Elena Rybakina. This was just Jasmine’s second win against a player ranked in the ‘Top 10’ of the official WTA singles rankings – Elena had won the first set by a 6-4 margin in this match but was trailing by a 2-5 margin in the second set when she retired.
- Ranked 43rd in the world at that time, Jasmine’s win in the aforementioned match meant that she had reached the quarter-final stage of a WTA 1000 event for the first time in her career. There, she was defeated by 7th seed and eventual champion Coco Gauff in straight sets.
- A polyglot, she is fluent in Italian, English and Polish.
Featured Image by Jasmine Paolini / Instagram