Chirico at the 2016 US Open
|Full name||Louisa Chirico|
|Residence||Westchester, New York|
|Born||May 16, 1996|
Morristown, NJ, United States
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Career titles||3 ITF|
|Highest ranking||58 (24 October 2016)|
|Current ranking||278 (6 August 2018)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2017)|
|French Open||2R (2016)|
|US Open||1R (2015, 2016)|
|Career titles||2 ITF|
|Highest ranking||184 (6 June 2017)|
|Current ranking||341 (6 August 2018)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2017)|
|French Open||1R (2016)|
|US Open||2R (2016)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Last updated on: July 20, 2017.|
Louisa Chirico (born May 16, 1996) is an American tennis player.
Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to maneuver the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will.
Chirico, who comes from Harrison, New York,has won three singles and two doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On October 24, 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 58. On November 10, 2014, she peaked at world number 210 in the doubles rankings.
Harrison is a coterminous town-village located in Westchester County, New York, approximately 22 miles (35 km) northeast of Manhattan. The population was 27,472 at the 2010 census. Harrison was ranked sixth in the list of the top 10 places to live in New York State for 2014 according to the national online real estate brokerage Movoto.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is the governing body of world tennis, wheelchair tennis, and beach tennis. It was founded in 1913 as the International Lawn Tennis Federation by twelve national associations, and as of 2016, is affiliated with 211 national tennis associations and six regional associations.
Partnering Jan Abaza, Chirico won her first $50,000 ITF tournament at the 2013 Audi Melbourne Pro Tennis Classic, defeating Asia Muhammad and Allie Will in the final.
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Chirico made her Grand Slam debut at the 2015 French Open after being awarded a wild card into the event by the USTA.She lost in the first round to ninth seed Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets.
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Chirico won her first WTA Tour match at the 2015 Citi Open where she defeated Briton Heather Watson. She then beat top-30 player Alizé Cornet in a third-set tie-break but lost to compatriot Sloane Stephens in the quarterfinals.
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In May 2016, Chirico won five qualifier and main-draw matches at the Madrid Open to reach the semifinals.Later that month, she reached the main draw of the French Open through three qualifying wins and made it through to the second round.
Petra Kvitová was the defending champion, but lost in the third round to Daria Gavrilova.
After reaching a career high ranking of 58 in October 2016, Chirico dropped outside the top 500 in September 2018.
|Loss||0–1||Nov 2015||Open de Limoges, France||125K||Hard (i)||1–6, 3–6|
|Winner||1.||May 21, 2012||$10,000||Sumter, United States||Hard||6–4, 6–3|
|Runner-up||1.||February 18, 2013||$25,000||Surprise, United States||Hard||6–4, 6–3|
|Winner||2.||June 9, 2014||$25,000||Padua, Italy||Clay||6–2, 1–6, 7–6(7–3)|
|Runner-up||2.||June 16, 2014||$25,000||Lenzerheide, Switzerland||Clay||5–7, 2–6|
|Runner-up||3.||February 2, 2015||$100,000||Midland, United States||Hard (i)||2–6, 0–6|
|Winner||3.||April 20, 2015||$50,000||Dothan, United States||Clay||7–6(7–1), 3–6, 7–6(7–1)|
|Runner-up||4.||May 4, 2015||$50,000||Indian Harbour Beach, United States||Clay||4–6, 6–3, 3–6|
|Runner-up||5.||September 24, 2017||$100,000||Tampico, Mexico||Hard||5–7, 7–6 (7–3) , 1–6|
|Runner-up||1.||February 4, 2013||$25,000||Rancho Mirage, United States||Hard||6–4, 2–6, [10–12]|
|Winner||1.||April 29, 2013||$50,000||Indian Harbour Beach, United States||Clay||6–4, 6–4|
|Runner-up||2.||January 13, 2014||$25,000||Port St. Lucie, United States||Clay||4–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||3.||June 2, 2014||$25,000||Brescia, Italy||Clay||4–6, 6–4, [8–10]|
|Winner||2.||June 16, 2014||$25,000||Lenzerheide, Switzerland||Clay||6–3, 6–4|
|Runner-up||4.||March 28, 2016||$50,000||Osprey, United States||Clay||1–6, 7–6(7–5), [4–10]|
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