Alexa Glatch

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
Born (1989-09-10) September 10, 1989 (age 31)
Newport Beach, California
Height6 ft 2 in/ 1.9 m
Turned pro2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$795,715
Singles
Career record304–231
Career titles11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 102 (August 3, 2009)
Current rankingNo. 272 (August 10, 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ3 (2015)
French Open2R (2009, 2012)
Wimbledon1R (2009, 2011, 2013)
US Open2R (2005)
Doubles
Career record104-99
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 98 (October 5, 2009)
Current rankingNo. 531 (August 10, 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2009)
US Open3R (2009)
Last updated on: August 11, 2020.

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 $25k USTA Pro Circuit event for her second career pro title and reached the quarterfinals of the Washington, D.C. $75k 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 $50k events. In 2008, Glatch reached the quarterfinals of the Dothan $75k USTA Pro Circuit event, was a finalist at the Carson $50k event, and was the singles champion at both the Toronto and Saguenay $50k 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 $50k 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 second round before losing to No. 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 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.

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

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 $50k Macon Pro Circuit event.

In 2015, Glatch used her protected singles ranking to enter the 2015 Australian Open Qualifying, where she defeated No. 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 $25k Iripuato Mexico and the $50k 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 tenth 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.

ITF Curcuit finalsEdit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 17 (11 titles, 6 runner–ups)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2004 ITF Hamilton, Canada 25,000 Clay   Stéphanie Dubois 1–6, 5–7
Win 2-0 Jun 2006 ITF Fort Worth, United States 10,000 Hard   Jamie Hampton 6–4, 6–1
Loss 2-1 Jun 2006 ITF Edmond, United States 10,000 Hard   Riza Zalameda 4–6, 1–6
Win 3-1 Jul 2007 ITF Southlake, United States 25,000 Hard   Sunitha Rao 6–2, 7–5
Loss 3-2 May 2008 ITF Carson, United States 50,000 Hard   Mashona Washington 5–7, 4–6
Win 4-2 Oct 2008 Toronto Challenger, Canada 50,000 Hard (i)   Stéphanie Dubois 6–4, 6–3
Win 5-2 Oct 2008 Challenger de Saguenay, Canada 50,000 Hard (i)   Alberta Brianti 6–3, 6–1
Win 6-2 Jan 2009 ITF Laguna Niguel, United States 25,000 Hard   Chanelle Scheepers 6–1, 6–0
Loss 6-3 May 2011 ITF Carson, United States 50,000 Hard   Camila Giorgi 6–7(4), 1–6
Loss 6-4 Oct 2011 Las Vegas Open, United States 50,000 Hard   Romina Oprandi 7–6(2), 3–6, 6–7(4)
Win 7-4 Oct 2012 ITF Makinohara, Japan 25,000 Grass   Monique Adamczak 6–3, 6–4
Win 8-4 Oct 2012 ITF Hamamatsu, Japan 25,000 Grass   Monique Adamczak 6–2, 6–3
Win 9-4 Mar 2015 ITF Irapuato, Mexico 25,000 Hard   Renata Voráčová 6–2, 7–5
Win 10-4 Apr 2015 Osprey Oaks Club Challenger, United States 50,000 Clay   Madison Brengle 6–3, 6–7, 6–2
Win 11-4 Jul 2015 ITF Gatineau, Canada 25,000 Hard   Bianca Andreescu 6–4, 6–3
Loss 11-5 Jun 2019 ITF Denver, United States 25,000 Hard   Usue Maitane Arconada 4–6, 6–2, 3–6
Loss 11-6 Nov 2019 Pro Challenge Tyler, United States 80,000 Hard   Mandy Minella 4–6, 4–6

Doubles: 10 (7 titles, 3 runner–ups)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 27 June 2006 ITF Edmond, United States 10,000 Hard   Ashley Weinhold   Elizabeth Kaufman
  Lindsey Nelson
6–4, 6–4
Win 2-0 16 November 2008 ITF San Diego, United States 50,000 Hard   Christina Fusano   Angela Haynes
  Mashona Washington
6–3, 6–2
Win 3-0 5 June 2009 ITF Nottingham, United Kingdom 75,000 Grass   Natalie Grandin   Eleni Daniilidou
  Rika Fujiwara
6–3, 2–6, [10–7]
Win 4-0 12 April 2011 ITF Osprey, United States 25,000 Clay   Stéphanie Foretz   María Irigoyen
  Erika Sema
4–6, 7–5, [10–7]
Loss 4-1 8 May 2011 ITF Indian Harbour Beach,
United States
50,000 Clay   Christina Fusano   Alyona Sotnikova
  Lenka Wienerová
4–6, 3–6
Win 5-1 25 September 2011 ITF Albuquerque, United States 75,000 Hard   Asia Muhammad   Grace Min
  Melanie Oudin
4–6, 6–3, [10–2]
Win 6-1 2 October 2011 Las Vegas Open, United States 50,000 Hard   Mashona Washington   Varvara Lepchenko
  Melanie Oudin
6–4, 6–2
Loss 6-2 22 October 2012 ITF Hamamatsu, Japan 25,000 Grass   Monique Adamczak   Shuko Aoyama
  Miki Miyamura
6–3, 4–6, [6–10]
Win 7-2 25 October 2014 ITF Macon, United States 50,000 Hard   Madison Brengle   Anna Tatishvili
  Ashley Weinhold
6–0, 7–5
Loss 7-3 2 November 2014 John Newcombe Pro Challenge,
United States
50,000 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 0–0
French Open A A A A A 2R Q1 A 2R A A 1R A Q1 A A 2–3
Wimbledon A A A A A 1R A 1R Q3 1R A Q1 A A A A 0–3
US Open Q2 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R Q1 Q1 Q3 A A Q1 A Q2 A A 1–5
Year-end ranking 362 225 541 266 165 136 301 151 119 404 639 137 803 574 581 297 3–11

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bartoli Outlasts King, Chan's Ninth & Biggest". Retrieved 2012-07-22.

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