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Alexa Glatch (born September 10, 1989) is an American professional tennis player.

Alexa Glatch
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Country (sports) United States
ResidenceDelray Beach, Florida, United States
Born (1989-09-10) September 10, 1989 (age 30)
Newport Beach, California, United States
Height6 ft 2 in/ 1.9 m
Turned pro2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$772,405
Career record275–207
Career titles10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 102 (August 3, 2009)
Current rankingNo. 764 (July 17, 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ3 (2015)
French Open2R (2009, 2012)
Wimbledon1R (2009, 2011, 2013)
US Open2R (2005)
Career record99–92
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 98 (October 5, 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2009)
US Open3R (2009)
Last updated on: July 21, 2017.

Junior careerEdit

She started playing tennis at the age of five. As a junior player, she won the prestigious Easter Bowl title in the Girls 14s and Girls 18s divisions and the Orange Bowl in the Girls 16s division in 2004. She achieved a world junior ranking of no. 5 in 2005, advancing to the 2005 US Open finals in both singles and doubles. She lost the singles final to junior, and future senior, World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka. She represented the United States in numerous international competitions including Junior Fed Cup.

Professional careerEdit

Glatch turned professional in 2005 and in that year reached the semifinals of the Forest Hills Tennis Classic and the second round of the US Open. She was in an accident in November 2005; her injuries included a broken right wrist and left elbow. It took her eight months until she could start regularly playing competitive tennis again.

In 2007, she won the Southlake $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit event for her second career pro title and reached the quarterfinals of the Washington, D.C. $75,000 USTA Pro Circuit event. She was a finalist at the French Open junior doubles with partner Sorana Cîrstea of Romania. She also reached the quarterfinals of three $50,000 events. In 2008, Glatch reached the quarterfinals of the Dothan $75,000 USTA Pro Circuit event, was a finalist at the Carson $50,000 event, and was the singles champion at both the Toronto and Saguenay $50,000 events. She was one of three American women to make the 2008 US Open as a qualifier. She also had two semifinal finishes in doubles and won the doubles title at the $50,000 San Diego Pro Circuit tournament.

Glatch reached the third round of the 2009 BNP Paribas Open as a wildcard; one of her wins was against World No. 29 Carla Suárez Navarro. At the 2009 Sony Ericsson Open, Alexa advanced to the 2nd round before losing to #1 seed Serena Williams 2–6, 3–6. She made her Fed Cup debut in April in the semifinals against the Czech Republic. As a rookie, she was dubbed the MVP for keeping the US alive by pulling off upset wins in both of her singles matches against No. 29 Iveta Benešová and future World No. 2 Petra Kvitová in straight sets.

In May 2009, Glatch made her French Open debut by defeating 14th-seeded Italian clay court specialist Flavia Pennetta in the first round.

Glatch lost in the first round of the 2009 US Open to defending champion Serena Williams. In women's doubles, Glatch played with fellow American Carly Gullickson and advanced to the round of 16.

In March 2012 she began working with Australian coach Sarah Stone, who is the former coach of 2011 US Open champion Samantha Stosur.

In the 2012 French Open, she won three matches and beat two seeds to qualify for the main draw. She defeated Georgian Anna Tatishvili to advance to the second round where she lost to 18th-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy.

In July 2012 she reached the second round of Mercury Insurance Open 2012, Carlsbad losing to Former World No. 3 Nadia Petrova, 4–6 3–6.[1]

In October 2012 Glatch won two back-to-back grass court tournaments in Japan.

Following an appearance at Wimbledon in 2013, Glatch took 15 months off to deal with injuries. She had wrist and hip surgeries and went through extensive rehabilitation. Upon her return to competitive tennis in October 2014, she won the doubles event at the $50,000 Macon Pro Circuit event.

In 2015, Glatch used her protected singles ranking to enter the 2015 Australian Open Qualifying, where she defeated #3 seed and World No. 110 Lourdes Dominguez-Lino and advanced to the final round of qualifying. In March/April, Glatch continued her post-injury, rapid rise up the rankings by winning the $25,000 Iripuato Mexico ITF and the $50,000 Osprey Florida Pro Circuit event (as a wildcard) defeating top seeded World No. 44 Madison Brengle in the final. She continued her good form by qualifying for the 2015 French Open main draw, and subsequently added a 10th ITF title by winning the Gatineau, Canada $25K without dropping a set.

Personal lifeEdit

Alexa graduated from Laurel Springs High School. She was accepted to UCLA but opted not to attend. Some of her favorite tennis players include Steffi Graf and Roger Federer. After many years with Nike and time with ASICS, she now endorses Roche sportswear, Babolat rackets, and SOS Rehydrate sports drinks.

Glatch is a native of Newport Beach, California and resides/trains in Delray Beach, Florida. Her hobbies include surfing and skimboarding.

ITF Curcuit finalsEdit

Singles: 17 (10 titles, 7 runner–ups)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Loss 1. 13 June 2004 Hamilton, Canada Clay   Stéphanie Dubois 1–6, 5–7
Win 2. 25 June 2006 Fort Worth, United States Hard   Jamie Hampton 6–4, 6–1
Loss 3. 27 June 2006 Edmond, United States Hard   Riza Zalameda 4–6, 1–6
Win 4. 8 July 2007 Southlake, United States Hard   Sunitha Rao 6–2, 7–5
Loss 5. 26 May 2008 Carson, United States Hard   Mashona Washington 5–7, 4–6
Win 6. 19 October 2008 Toronto, Canada Hard (i)   Stéphanie Dubois 6–4, 6–3
Win 7. 26 October 2008 Saguenay, Canada Hard (i)   Alberta Brianti 6–3, 6–1
Win 8. 26 January 2009 Laguna Niguel, United States Hard   Chanelle Scheepers 6–1, 6–0
Loss 9. 22 May 2011 Carson, United States Hard   Camila Giorgi 6–7(4), 1–6
Loss 10. 2 October 2011 Las Vegas, United States Hard   Romina Oprandi 7–6(2), 3–6, 6–7(4)
Win 11. 15 October 2012 Makinohara, Japan Grass   Monique Adamczak 6–3, 6–4
Win 12. 22 October 2012 Hamamatsu, Japan Grass   Monique Adamczak 6–2, 6–3
Win 13. 22 March 2015 Irapuato, Mexico Hard   Renata Voráčová 6–2, 7–5
Win 14. 5 April 2015 Osprey, United States Clay   Madison Brengle 6–3, 6–7, 6–2
Win 15. 27 July 2015 Gatineau, Canada Hard   Bianca Andreescu 6–4, 6–3
Loss 16. 23 June 2019 Denver, United States Hard   Usue Maitane Arconada 4–6, 6–2, 3–6
Loss 10–7 Nov 2019 ITF Tyler, United States 80,000 Hard   Mandy Minella 4–6, 4–6

Doubles Finals: 10 (7–3)Edit

Result NO Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Win 1. 27 June 2006 Edmond, United States Hard   Ashley Weinhold   Elizabeth Kaufman
  Lindsey Nelson
6–4, 6–4
Win 2. 16 November 2008 San Diego, United States Hard   Christina Fusano   Angela Haynes
  Mashona Washington
6–3, 6–2
Win 3. 5 June 2009 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass   Natalie Grandin   Eleni Daniilidou
  Rika Fujiwara
6–3, 2–6 [10–7]
Win 4. 12 April 2011 Osprey, United States Clay   Stéphanie Foretz   María Irigoyen
  Erika Sema
4–6, 7–5 [10–7]
Loss 5. 8 May 2011 Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay   Christina Fusano   Alyona Sotnikova
  Lenka Wienerova
4–6, 3–6
Win 6. 25 September 2011 Albuquerque, United States Hard   Asia Muhammad   Grace Min
  Melanie Oudin
4–6, 6–3 [10–2]
Win 7. 2 October 2011 Las Vegas, United States Hard   Mashona Washington   Varvara Lepchenko
  Melanie Oudin
6–4, 6–2
Loss 8. 22 October 2012 Hamamatsu, Japan Grass   Monique Adamczak   Shuko Aoyama
  Miki Miyamura
6–3, 4–6, [6–10]
Win 9. 25 October 2014 Macon, United States Hard   Madison Brengle   Anna Tatishvili
  Ashley Weinhold
6–0, 7–5
Loss 10. 2 November 2014 New Braunfel, United States Hard   Bernarda Pera   Mariana Duque
  Verónica Cepede Royg
0–6, 3–6

Singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A Q1 A A A Q1 A Q3 Q1 A A A 2–3
French Open A A A A A 2R Q1 A 2R A A 1R A Q1 A A 8–4
Wimbledon A A A A A 1R A 1R Q3 1R A Q1 A A A A 5–5
US Open Q2 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R Q1 Q1 Q3 A A Q1 A Q2 A A 7–9
Year-end ranking 362 225 541 266 165 136 301 151 119 404 639 137 803 574


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