Louisa Chirico

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Louisa Chirico
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Chirico at the 2016 US Open
Full nameLouisa Chirico
Country (sports)Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Residence Westchester, New York
Born (1996-05-16) May 16, 1996 (age 22)
Morristown, NJ, United States
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Prize money$912,914
Singles
Career record138–105
Career titles3 ITF
Highest ranking58 (24 October 2016)
Current ranking278 (6 August 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2017)
French Open 2R (2016)
Wimbledon 1R (2016)
US Open 1R (2015, 2016)
Doubles
Career record46–46
Career titles2 ITF
Highest ranking184 (6 June 2017)
Current ranking341 (6 August 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2017)
French Open 1R (2016)
Wimbledon 1R (2016)
US Open 2R (2016)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2016)
Last updated on: July 20, 2017.

Louisa Chirico (born May 16, 1996) is an American tennis player.

Tennis ball sport with racket and net

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.

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Chirico, who comes from Harrison, New York, [1] 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, New York Coterminous town/village in New York, United States

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International Tennis Federation governing body of world tennis

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.

Tennis career

Early years

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. [2] She lost in the first round to ninth seed Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets.

Grand Slam (tennis) the four most important tennis tournaments

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The 2015 French Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 119th edition of the French Open and the second Grand Slam event of the year. It took place at the Stade Roland Garros from 24 May to 7 June and consisted of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play. Junior and wheelchair players also took part in singles and doubles events.

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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.

Svetlana Kuznetsova was the defending champion, but withdrew from her second round match due to a lower left leg injury.

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2016-2018

In May 2016, Chirico won five qualifier and main-draw matches at the Madrid Open to reach the semifinals. [3] Later that month, she reached the main draw of the French Open through three qualifying wins and made it through to the second round. [4]

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. [5]

WTA 125 Series finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner–up)

ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScore
Loss0–1 Nov 2015 Open de Limoges, France125KHard (i) Flag of France.svg Caroline Garcia 1–6, 3–6

ITF finals

Singles: 8 (3–5)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000/$15,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–3)
Clay (2–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
ResultNo.DateCategoryTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Winner1.May 21, 2012$10,000 Sumter, United StatesHard Flag of the United States.svg Victoria Duval 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up1.February 18, 2013$25,000 Surprise, United StatesHard Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tara Moore 6–4, 6–3
Winner2.June 9, 2014$25,000 Padua, ItalyClay Flag of Brazil.svg Paula Cristina Gonçalves 6–2, 1–6, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up2.June 16, 2014$25,000 Lenzerheide, SwitzerlandClay Flag of Russia.svg Elizaveta Kulichkova 5–7, 2–6
Runner-up3.February 2, 2015$100,000 Midland, United StatesHard (i) Flag of Germany.svg Tatjana Maria 2–6, 0–6
Winner3.April 20, 2015$50,000 Dothan, United StatesClay Flag of the United States.svg Katerina Stewart 7–6(7–1), 3–6, 7–6(7–1)
Runner-up4.May 4, 2015$50,000 Indian Harbour Beach, United StatesClay Flag of the United States.svg Katerina Stewart 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up5.September 24, 2017$100,000 Tampico, MexicoHard Flag of the United States.svg Irina Falconi 5–7, 7–6 (7–3) , 1–6

Doubles: 6 (2–4)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (2–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
ResultNo.DateCategoryTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Runner-up1.February 4, 2013$25,000 Rancho Mirage, United StatesHard Flag of the United States.svg Jan Abaza Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tara Moore
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Melanie South
6–4, 2–6, [10–12]
Winner1.April 29, 2013$50,000 Indian Harbour Beach, United StatesClay Flag of the United States.svg Jan Abaza Flag of the United States.svg Asia Muhammad
Flag of the United States.svg Allie Will
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up2.January 13, 2014$25,000 Port St. Lucie, United StatesClay Flag of the United States.svg Jan Abaza Flag of Hungary.svg Réka Luca Jani
Flag of Russia.svg Irina Khromacheva
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up3.June 2, 2014$25,000 Brescia, ItalyClay Flag of the United States.svg Asia Muhammad Flag of the United States.svg Sanaz Marand
Flag of Argentina.svg Florencia Molinero
4–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Winner2.June 16, 2014$25,000 Lenzerheide, SwitzerlandClay Flag of the United States.svg Sanaz Marand Flag of South Korea.svg Jang Su-jeong
Flag of Poland.svg Justyna Jegiołka
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up4.March 28, 2016$50,000 Osprey, United StatesClay Flag of the United States.svg Katerina Stewart Flag of the United States.svg Asia Muhammad
Flag of the United States.svg Taylor Townsend
1–6, 7–6(7–5), [4–10]

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Tournament201320142015201620172018W–L
Australian Open AA Q2 A 1R Q1 0–1
French Open AA 1R 2R 1R A1–3
Wimbledon AA Q3 1R Q1 A0–1
US Open Q3 Q2 1R 1R Q2 A0–2
Win–Loss0–00–00–21–30–20–01–7

Personal life

Chirico is of Korean descent through her mother. [6] [7]

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