Christina Fusano

Christina Fusano (born November 27, 1980) is an American former professional tennis player from Plymouth, California. She attended Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs, California, where she was an all-league volleyball and basketball player. In tennis, she was the top-ranked junior in Northern California from 1997–99.

Christina Fusano
Country (sports) United States
ResidencePlymouth, California
Born (1980-11-27) November 27, 1980 (age 39)
Sacramento, California
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2003
Retired2014
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record67–78
Career titles0
Highest ranking417 (February 21, 2005)
Doubles
Career record210–163
Career titles1 WTA, 13 ITF
Highest ranking84 (August 4, 2008)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (2008)
US Open1R (2003,2008)

BiographyEdit

Fusano competed collegiately for the University of California, where she was ranked as high as #25 in NCAA Division 1 singles and with Raquel Kops-Jones was the 2003 NCAA Doubles Champion. She also was a 2-time Pac 10 Doubles Champion, 2002 and 2003.

Fusano's career high WTA doubles ranking is World No. 84, set on August 4, 2008. Her career high WTA singles ranking is World No. 417, which she reached on February 21, 2005. She played for the Delaware Smash of WTT. She previously played for the Boston Lobsters in 2007 and 2009 she played for the New York Sportimes. She served as a substitute for the Sacramento Capitals in 2010 and 2011.

In July 2011, Fusano won the US Open National Playoffs Sectional Qualifying Tournament Final in mixed doubles with partner David Martin to qualify for the 2011 US Open. Fusano retired from professional tennis 2014.

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1–0)Edit

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Olympic Games (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (1–0)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Nov 2007 Quebec City, Canada Carpet (i)   Raquel Kops-Jones   Stéphanie Dubois
  Renata Voráčová
6–2, 7–6(8–6)

ITF finalsEdit

Doubles: 29 (13–16)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. August 4, 2002 Harrisonburg, United States Hard   Marlene Mejia   Michelle Dasso
  Julie Rotondi
2–6, 6–1, 3–6
Runner-up 2. March 13, 2005 Toluca, Mexico Hard   Lauren Fisher   Valentina Castro
  Ana Lucía Migliarini de León
2–6, 6–4, 5–7
Runner-up 3. July 24, 2005 Hammond, United States Hard   Ahsha Rolle   Mary Gambale
  Kelley Hyndman
6–2, 3–6, 5–7
Winner 4. October 23, 2005 Houston, United States Hard   Raquel Kops-Jones   Angela Haynes
  Bethanie Mattek-Sands
6–4, 6–3
Winner 5. February 5, 2006 Taupo, New Zealand Hard   Lauren Barnikow   Leanne Baker
  Francesca Lubiani
6–4, 6–4
Winner 6. May 28, 2006 El Paso, United States Hard   Beau Jones   Amanda Craddock
  Colleen Rielley
3–6, 6–1, 6–2
Winner 7. June 11, 2006 Hilton Head, United States Hard   Raquel Kops-Jones   Ansley Cargill
  Julie Ditty
7–6(10–8), 6–4
Winner 8. June 25, 2006 Fort Worth, United States Hard   Nicole Kriz   Maria-Victoria Domina
  Story Tweedie-Yates
2–6, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 9. July 23, 2006 Hammond, United States Hard   Raquel Kops-Jones   Ryōko Fuda
  Sunitha Rao
7–6(9–7), 4–6, 6–1
Runner-up 10. September 24, 2006 Albuquerque, United States Hard   Aleke Tsoubanos   Milagros Sequera
  Julie Ditty
1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 11. October 15, 2006 San Francisco, United States Hard   Aleke Tsoubanos   Laura Granville
  Carly Gullickson
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 12. November 19, 2006 Lawrenceville, United States Hard   Aleke Tsoubanos   Leanne Baker
  Julie Ditty
6–7(5–7), 4–6
Runner-up 13. December 3, 2006 San Diego, United States Hard   Aleke Tsoubanos   Ivana Abramović
  Hana Šromová
4–6, 3–6
Winner 14. November 18, 2007 La Quinta, United States Hard   Ashley Harkleroad   Angela Haynes
  Mashona Washington
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 15. April 13, 2008 Jackson, United States Clay   Michaela Paštiková   Soledad Esperón
  María Irigoyen
6–1, 3–6 [6–10]
Runner-up 16. August 2, 2008 Vancouver, Canada Hard   Junri Namigata   Carly Gullickson
  Nicole Kriz
7–6(7–4), 1–6 [5–10]
Winner 17. November 16, 2008 San Diego, United States Hard   Alexa Glatch   Angela Haynes
  Mashona Washington
6–3, 6–2
Winner 18. June 14, 2009 El Paso, United States Hard   Shikha Uberoi   Maria Fernanda Alves
  Tetiana Luzhanska
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 19. February 21, 2010 Surprise, United States Hard   Courtney Nagle   Ji Chunmei
  Xu Yifan
7–5, 2–6 [5–10]
Runner-up 20. March 8, 2010 Hammond, United States Hard   Courtney Nagle   Zhou Yimiao
  Xu Yifan
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 21. March 20, 2010 Fort Walton Beach, United States Hard   Courtney Nagle   Johanna Larsson
  Chanelle Scheepers
6–2, 6–7(4–7) [7–10]
Winner 22. May 9, 2010 Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay   Courtney Nagle   Julie Ditty
  Carly Gullickson
6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 23. May 29, 2010 Carson, United States Clay   Courtney Nagle   Lindsay Lee-Waters
  Megan Moulton-Levy
1–6, 2–6
Winner 24. July 25, 2010 Lexington, United States Hard   Bojana Bobusic   Jacqueline Cako
  Story Tweedie-Yates
6–4, 6–2
Winner 25. September 19, 2010 Redding, United States Hard   Yasmin Schnack   Kim Anh Nguyen
  Jelena Pandžić
6–2, 3–6, 10–6
Runner-up 26. January 15, 2011 Plantation, United States Clay   Yasmin Schnack   Ahsha Rolle
  Mashona Washington
4–6, 2–6
Winner 27. March 5, 2011 Hammond, United States Hard   Julie Ditty   Mervana Jugić-Salkić
  Melanie South
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 28. May 8, 2011 Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay   Alexa Glatch   Alyona Sotnikova
  Lenka Wienerová
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 29. May 28, 2011 Carson, United States Hard   Yasmin Schnack   Alexandra Mueller
  Asia Muhammad
2–6, 3–6

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