Soonwoo Kwon is a professional tennis player from South Korea. He turned pro in 2015 and is coached by Daniel Yoo. As of April 2022, he is in the Top 100 of the ATP rankings at No.64. He reached his highest career ranking of No.52 in November 2021. Kown has also played in the Davis Cup, representing South Korea.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Kwon Soon-woo was born on December 2, 1997. He comes from the small town of Sangju, South Korea where he started playing tennis when he was 10 years old. His father introduced him to the sport. At age 16, he moved to Seoul where he went to high school with would be fellow professional tennis player Lee Duck-hee.

Height / weight 1.8 m / 72 kg
Born 2 Dec 1997
Nationality South Korea South Korea

Kwon stands 180 cm and his weight was last listed at 72. He plays right-handed and he has a two-handed backhand. He turned pro in 2015 and has since earned price money totaling a little over US$1.7 million.

Professional Career

Although he turned pro in 2015, he did not make his tour-level debut until 2018. He also made it to the main draw of the Australian Open for that year. In 2019, he broke into the Top 100 by landing at No.97 in the rankings in August of that year. This was after he reached the quarter-finals of the 2019 Los Cabos Open.

In March 2020, he rose to No.69 in the rankings after he made four consecutive ATP tour-level quarterfinal finishes. He also made his first ATP 500 event this year. At the 2020 US Open, he recorded his first Grand Slam win after he defeated Thai-Son Kwiatkowski.

Kwon made his first Grand Slam third-round finish at the French Open in 2021. He took down Andreas Seppi and Kevin Anderson before he eventually lost to Matteo Berrettini.

By September of that year, Kwon had risen further in the rankings, landing at No.57. In November, he reached his highest ranking to date, at 52.

Career Record

Singles

  • Career Titles: 1
  • Highest Ranking: No. 52 (1 November2021)
  • Current Ranking: No. 64 (4 April2022)

Grand Slam Singles Performances

  • Australian Open: 2R (2022)
  • French Open: 3R (2021)
  • Wimbledon: 2R (2021)
  • US Open: 2R (2020)

Doubles

  • Highest Ranking: No. 270 (3 February2020)
  • Current Ranking: No. 279 (28February 2022)

Grand Slam Doubles Performances

  • Australian Open: 3R (2022)
  • French Open: 1R (2020)
  • US Open: 1R (2021)

Team Competitions

  • Davis Cup: 6–3 (Singles 6–2, Doubles0–1)

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