Sachia Vickery is an American tennis player, who is currently at World Number 73 in the WTA Rankings. Vickery’s best performances were during the 2018 Auckland Open and 2018 Monterey Open, where she played in the semifinals. Vickery was born in Florida, who were both athletes during their youth. She also had a brother named Dominique Mitchell who is a football player for South Carolina State University.
When Vickery’s parents divorced, she was left into her mother’s custody who supported her tennis lessons and career. When Vickery’s performance started to get stronger at the junior tournaments, she went to grab an opportunity to train at the IMG Academy. She worked for Richard Williams to hone her skills in tennis for a summer. The following year, she transferred to France to train at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy.
Amateur and Professional Career
Vickery successfully reached the Number 6 World Ranking in the ITF Junior division, and she also reached the finals of the Grade 1 USTA International Spring Championships at the mere age of 14. The following year, she successfully made it to the semifinals of the Orange Bowl.
After her huge success as an amateur tennis player, she finally decided to play her first professional tennis match in 2009, where she reached the semifinals. This led her to be rewarded a wildcard into qualifying at the Citi Open, but sadly, she lost her first match.
Because she was the champion at the 2013 USTA International Spring Championships, she also earned a ticket being a wildcard to the US Open. During her first match at the US Open, she managed to beat Wimbledon semifinalist Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, which led her to enter the World Top 200 in the WTA Rankings.
In 2018, Vickery entered the Top 100 WTA World Ranking for her spectacular performance at the Auckland Open. She was able to defeat defending champion Lauren Davis and former World Number 2 Agnieszka Radwanska. However, she was lost to Caroline Wozniacki during the semifinals.
Because of her Auckland Open performance, she was able to hold a spot for the Indian Wells Open, where she defeated Garbine Muguruza. However, she was defeated by Naomi Osaka during the third round. With this success, she reached a career-high World Number 89 in the WTA Ranking.