Mashona Washington

Mashona Washington ( born May 31, 1976 in Flint, Michigan) is a former American tennis player. She lives in Houston, Texas.


At the age of four, she began playing tennis and was initially trained by her father. Her parents are William and Christine who work for General Motors. She is the youngest of five children. Her brother MaliVai Washington was also a professional tennis player.


My pro debut was the U.S. citizen in January 1995. 2002 she won her first Grand Slam match and defeated the U.S. Open in the first round, the Spaniard Gala León García, Washington before a round later, the top player Kim Clijsters defeated. In her long career, she won the 2001 ITF tournament in Albuquerque. In 2004 they conquered the world class player Maria Sharapova from Russia 6:3, 2:6 and 6:2. In the same year it reached rank 50 in the world rankings in each individual the highest placing their careers. Furthermore, she was able for the first time the collection in a final of the singles tour at the Japan Open, which Washington lost to Maria Sharapova. 2005, the US-American scored the best result at a Grand Slam with the third round at Wimbledon reaching. There they lost the match against Russian Elena Dementieva in straight sets 5:7 and 1:6. During their activity with the U.S. Fed Cup team in Belgium in July 2006, Washington suffered a knee injury which she sat for over a year out of action. In May 2008, she won the 50,000 dollars doped tournament in Carson, California and secured third USTA Pro Circuit titles of her career. She was trained by Lilian Rios.