World Champions



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

Filip Peliwo of Canada ended the year as World No.1 and became the first Canadian boy to be crowned World Champion in the history of the ITF Junior Circuit.

Peliwo claimed the Wimbledon and US Open boys’ singles titles. Peliwo also finished as runner-up at the Australian Open and Roland Garros, becoming the first player since Mark Kratzmann in 1984 to feature in all four Grand Slam finals in a calendar year.

Filip Peliwo received his 2012 award at the ITF World Champions Dinner in Paris in June 2013.

Honour rollFilip Peliwo (CAN)

- 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

Taylor Townsend of the USA captured both the singles and doubles titles at the Australian Open. Townsend’s girls’ doubles titles at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Orange Bowl became a platform for Townsend to end the year as World No.1 and become the first American girl to be crowned World Champion since 1982. Townsend also led USA to the Junior Fed Cup victory, remaining undefeated throughout the finals.

Taylor Townsend received her 2012 award at the ITF World Champions Dinner in Paris in June 2013.Taylor Townsend (USA)

Honour roll

- 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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