I’m very creative, I love to draw, paint, read, write poetry, take photographs on my travels and I really enjoy experimenting with makeup & fashion, and practicing yoga& meditation. I think this side of my personality shows in my game style on court. This along with being very fierce and competitive comes from being one of seven children! I'm very close with my family, we are all very supportive of each other and our different paths and passions in life. This is so important for me as a pro tennis player as travelling alone on the tour can become very lonely at times.
Sarah Beth Grey - Tennis Player
Date of birth: - 10/08/1995
Hand Used: - Left handed
Height: - 5ft5
Racket: - Babolat Pure Strike
Strings: - RPM Blast & Xcel
Clothing: - Ellesse
Shoes: - ASICS
Any Sponsors: - Babolat & Ellesse
Favourite Player: - Simona Halep
Career Aspirations: - To be inside the top 20 doubles ranking and top 100 singles ranking in order to compete regularly on the WTA tour
Favourite Tournament: - Wimbledon & Dubai WTA
Best Surface: - Hard & Grass court
Best Win: - Winning my first WTA singles match in Hua Hin WTA this month Feb 2020. & Reaching the quarter finals of Dubai premier WTA Doubles in 2019 and Nottingham WTA in summer 2019
Goals for the coming year: - My goals for the year are to crack the top 100 in doubles and the top 300 in singles. In order to do this my main goal is to have a consistent year of competing with minimal injury and smart scheduling
Favourite Quote: - My favourite quote is something I take with me everywhere I go, as it is engraved into the bracelet that I wear everyday. It reads ‘Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.’ I feel this is fitting in all walks of life and sport and I try my best to live by this each day
I am looking to step up from competing regularly on the ITF tour to consistently competing on the WTA tour.
I have had a lot of success in a short time in the doubles, winning 14 doubles titles with various partners at various levels.
Now I feel its the right time to make this step up into the WTA level events in order to make the next step with my ranking.
I started out very young, two of my older sisters played so I naturally followed the same path and some of my earliest memories are playing tennis.
I was U12 national champion in singles and U18 national champion 2 years running also in singles when I was 16 and when I was 17.
I also represented Great Britain a number of times when I was 13 and 14 in the Summer and Winter Cup and the last time was the Junior Fed Cup, when I was 16.
In February 2019 I reached the quarter finals of the Dubai Duty Free Premier WTA Doubles event and in the summer of 2019 I also reached the quarter finals of the Nottingham WTA International leading up to playing my first Grand Slam main draw at Wimbledon where I competed in the Ladies doubles and Mixed doubles.
Education & Rankings:
I left school at age 13 to peruse my tennis full time and I was home schooled from then on. I continue to educate myself on the road by learning as much as I can about the countries and cities that professional tennis takes me to.
I feel very lucky to be able to learn about the world first hand. Tennis has taught me so much more than I ever thought possible. To be successful on the tour I very quickly had to be able to manage myself and my limited finances adequately, week in week out in order to stretch my budget as far as I can to have a consistent year of competing.
In the 2 years I have been competing full time on the tour I have managed to gain a career high ranking of 426 WTA Singles and 143 WTA Doubles.