Representing South Korea in the Davis Cup, Kwon Soon-woo is a South Korean professional tennis player. Currently, Soon-woo has a career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 56. He achieved this status on October 18, 2021.
Kwon started his professional career after winning the 2018 Australian Open as the main draw for the Asia-Pacific Wildcard Playoff. He achieves his tour-level and Grand Slam debut during this event. The following year he became World No. 97 when he became a qualifier at the 2019 Los Cabos Open in the quarterfinals.
Another milestone to Kwon Soon-woo’s tennis career was reaching four (4) consecutive ATP Tour-level quarter-finals in Pune, New York, Delray Beach, and Acapulco. After defeating Dusan Lajovic, a professional tennis player from Serbia, this resulted in the increase of Kwon’s career-high rankings from No. 97 to No. 69.
Kwon’s first win in a Grand Slam was at the 2020 US Open when he defeated Thai-son Kwiatkowski, a wildcard player for the competition. His second Grand Slam experience was reaching the third round at the 2021 French Open defeating Kevin Anderson and Andreas Seppi. However, he lost the quarterfinals round to Matteo Berrettini.
The first ATP title that Kwon Soon-woo won was in Nur-Sultan where he defeated Evgeny Donskoy, Dusan Lajovic, Laslo Dere, Alexander Bublik, and James Duckworth. His defeat of Duckworth in straight sets allowed him to win the title. Thus, he became one of the South Koreans to win an ATP Tour title aside from Lee Hyung-taik.
Defeating Duckworth resulted in reaching his new career-high rankings record to World No. 57.