Juniors



The legendary Czech duo of Ivan Lendl and Hana Mandlikova received the opening ITF World Champion junior honours in 1978, paving the way for some of the game's all-time greatest players to use it as a spring board for success.

The boys' winners down the years include Pat Cash, Stefan Edberg, Roger Federer and Andy Roddick, while among the girls' champions are Gabriela Sabatini, Martina Hingis, Amelie Mauresmo and Svetlana Kuznetsova.

After only presenting a singles award for the first few years, a doubles category was added in 1982. The format was changed again in 2004 when the two disciplines were combined, a system which is still used today.


Boys

Miomir Kecmanovic is the first Serbian player to be named ITF Junior World Champion following a triumphant end of season.

The 17-year-old from Belgrade enjoyed an 18-match winning streak in winning the titles in Mexico City, the Eddie Herr tournament and Orange Bowl to seal the year-end No. 1 ranking. He won a total of four singles and two doubles titles, and was runner-up at the US Open.

Kecmanovic said: “It is great news to be named 2016 Junior World Champion. I also understand that this is just one important milestone on a difficult trip. I am focused on the long road ahead of me, and will do my best to reach the top with the support of my family and a great team around me.” 

Kecmanovic received his 2016 award at the ITF World Champions Dinner in Paris on 6 June 2017.

Honour roll

- 2016: Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB)
- 2015: Taylor Fritz (USA)
- 2014: Andrey Rublev (RUS)
- 2013: Alexander Zverev (GER)
- 2012: Filip Peliwo (CAN)
- 2011: Jiri Vesely (CZE)
- 2010: Juan Sebastian Gomez (COL)
- 2009: Daniel Berta (SWE)
- 2008: Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE)
- 2007: Ricardis Berankis (LTU)
- 2006: Thiemo de Bakker (NED)
- 2005: Donald Young (USA)
- 2004: Gael Monfils (FRA)

BOYS' SINGLES

- 2003: Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
- 2002: Richard Gasquet (FRA)
- 2001: Gilles Muller (LUX)
- 2000: Andy Roddick (USA)
- 1999: Kristian Pless (DEN)
- 1998: Roger Federer (SUI)
- 1997: Arnand di Pasquale (FRA)
- 1996: Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)
- 1995: Mariano Zabaleta (ARG)
- 1994: Federico Browne (ARG)
- 1993: Marcelo Rios (CHI)
- 1992: Brian Dunn (USA)
- 1991: Thomas Enqvist (SWE)
- 1990: Andrea Gaudenzi (ITA)
- 1989: Nicklas Kulti (SWE)
- 1988: Nicolas Pereira (VEN)
- 1987: Jason Stoltenberg (AUS)
- 1986: Javier Sanchez (ESP)
- 1985: Claudio Pistolesi (ITA)
- 1984: Mark Kratzmann (AUS)
- 1983: Stefan Edberg (SWE)
- 1982: Guy Forget (FRA)
- 1981: Pat Cash (AUS)
- 1980: Thierry Tulasne (FRA)
- 1979: Raul Viver (ECU)
- 1978: Ivan Lendl (TCH)

BOYS' DOUBLES

- 2003: Scott Oudsema (USA)
- 2002: Florin Mergea (ROU) / Horia Tecau (ROU)
- 2001: Bruno Echagaray (MEX) / Santiago Gonzalez (MEX)
- 2000: Lee Childs (GBR) / James Nelson (GBR)
- 1999: Julien Benneteau (FRA) / Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
- 1998: Jose de Armas (VEN)
- 1997: Nicolas Massu (CHI)
- 1996: Sebastien Grosjean (FRA)
- 1995: Kepler Orellana (VEN)
- 1994: Ben Ellwood (AUS)
- 1993: Steven Downs (NZL)
- 1992: Enrique Abaroa (MEX)
- 1991: Karim Alami (MAR)
- 1990: Martin Renstroem (SWE)
- 1989: Wayne Ferreira (RSA)
- 1988: David Rikl (TCH) / Tomas Zdrazila (TCH)
- 1987: Jason Stoltenberg (AUS)
- 1986: Tomas Carbonell (ESP)
- 1985: Petr Korda (TCH) / Cyril Suk (TCH)
- 1984: Augustin Moreno (MEX)
- 1983: Mark Kratzmann (AUS)
- 1982: Fernando Perez (MEX)


Girls

Anastasia Potapova becomes Junior Girls World Champion in her first full season on the ITF Junior Circuit.

The 15-year-old from Russia reached the quarterfinals or better at all four Grand Slam tournaments, winning her first major title at Wimbledon. She was also a semifinalist at Roland Garros, and captured a total of three singles and one doubles title.

Potapova said: “I'm very pleased to finish the year as ITF Junior World Champion. After I won Wimbledon, the next goal for me and my team was to become No. 1 in the ITF ranking, and I am very happy that we've managed to succeed. They key to achieving this was hard work, desire and passion for what you do.”

Potapova received her 2016 award at the ITF World Champions Dinner in Paris on 6 June 2017.

Honour roll

- 2016: Anastasia Potapova (RUS)
- 2015: Dalma Galfi (HUN)
- 2014: Catherine Bellis (USA)
- 2013: Belinda Bencic (SUI)
- 2012: Taylor Townsend (USA)
- 2011: Irina Khromacheva (RUS)
- 2010: Daria Gavrilova (RUS)
- 2009: Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
- 2008: Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (THA)
- 2007: Ursula Radwanska (POL)
- 2006: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
- 2005: Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
- 2004: Michaella Krajicek (NED)

GIRLS' SINGLES

- 2003: Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)
- 2002: Barbora Strycova (CZE)
- 2001: Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
- 2000: Maria Emilia Salerni (ARG)
- 1999: Lina Krasnoroutskaia (RUS)
- 1998: Jelena Dokic (AUS)
- 1997: Cara Black (ZIM)
- 1996: Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)
- 1995: Anna Kournikova (RUS)
- 1994: Martina Hingis (SUI)
- 1993: Nino Louarssabichvili (GEO)
- 1992: Rossana De Los Rios (PAR)
- 1991: Zdenka Malkova (TCH)
- 1990: Karina Habsudova (TCH)
- 1989: Florencia Labat (ARG)
- 1988: Cristina Tessi (ARG)
- 1987: Natalia Zvereva (URS)
- 1986: Patricia Tarabini (ARG)
- 1985: Laura Garrone (ITA)
- 1984: Gabriela Sabatini (ARG)
- 1983: Pascale Paradis (FRA)
- 1982: Gretchen Rush (USA)
- 1981: Zina Garrison (USA)
- 1980: Susan Mascarin (USA)
- 1979: Mary-Lou Piatek (USA)
- 1978: Hana Mandlikova (TCH)

GIRLS' DOUBLES

- 2003: Andrea Hlavackova (CZE)
- 2002: Elke Clijsters (BEL)
- 2001: Petra Cetkovska (CZE)
- 2000: Maria Emilia Salerni (ARG)
- 1999: Daniela Bedanova (CZE)
- 1998: Eva Dyrberg (DEN)
- 1997: Cara Black (ZIM) / Irina Selyntina (KAZ)
- 1996: Michaela Pastikova (CZE) / Jitka Schonfeldova (CZE)
- 1995: Ludmila Varmuzova (CZE)
- 1994: Martina Nedelkova (SVK)
- 1993: Cristina Moros (USA)
- 1992: Nancy Feber (BEL) / Laurence Courtois (BEL)
- 1991: Eva Martincova (TCH)
- 1990: Karina Habsudova (TCH)
- 1989: Andrea Strnadova (TCH)
- 1988: Jo-Anne Faull (AUS)
- 1987: Natalia Medvedeva (URS)
- 1986: Leila Meskhi (URS)
- 1985: Mariana Perez-Roldan (ARG) / Patricia Tarabini (ARG)
- 1984: Mercedes Paz (ARG)
- 1983: Larissa Savchenko (URS)
- 1982: Beth Herr (USA)

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