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Fiona Ferro (born 12 March 1997) is a French, professional tennis player born in Belgium.

Fiona Ferro
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Ferro at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) France
ResidenceValbonne, France
Born (1997-03-12) 12 March 1997 (age 22)
Libramont, Belgium
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2012
PlaysRight (double-handed backhand)
CoachPierre Bouteyre (2010-Jun 2016)
Georges Goven (Feb 2017-Sep 2017)
Stéphane Huet (Sep 2017-present)
Prize money$632,378
Singles
Career record184–155 (54.3%)
Career titles1 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 82 (27 May 2019)
Current rankingNo. 98 (15 July 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2019)
French Open2R (2018)
Wimbledon1R (2019)
US OpenQ2 (2018)
Doubles
Career record18–41 (30.5%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 294 (15 July 2019)
Current rankingNo. 294 (15 July 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open3R (2019)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open1R (2018)
Team competitions
Fed Cup0–1
Last updated on: 21 July 2019.

Ferro has won 1 singles title on the WTA Tour and 4 singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. She has career-high WTA rankings of world No. 82 in singles (attained on 27 May 2019) and world No. 294 in doubles (attained on 15 July 2019).

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Personal lifeEdit

Ferro was born in Libramont, Belgium to a Belgian mother Catherine and a French-Italian father Fabrizio. Both are restaurant owners. Fiona has three brothers : Gianni, Paolo and Flavio.[1]

CareerEdit

JuniorEdit

Ferro was the national girls' champion of France in the 12-13 year-olds, 15-16 year-olds and 17-18 year-olds categories.[2] She had a career-high ITF junior combined ranking of world no. 27, attained on 3 June 2013.[3]

2012-2016Edit

Ferro made her ITF Women's Circuit debut at the 25K indoor hardcourt tournament held in late January 2012 in Grenoble, France; she only entered that tournament's singles event, losing in the first qualifying round. She played (only in the singles events of) eight tournaments on the 2012 ITF Women's Circuit. Her WTA singles ranking on 31 December 2012 was No. 1059.[4]

She played (only in the singles events of) eleven tournaments on the 2013 ITF Women's Circuit.[4]

Ferro made her WTA Tour singles debut at the 2014 Internationaux de Strasbourg; as a wild card, she lost in the first qualifying round to Yuliya Beygelzimer.[4]

She made her Grand Slam singles debut at the 2014 French Open after receiving a wild card for the singles main draw, where she lost in the first round to the No. 16 seed Sabine Lisicki.[4]

In June 2016, Ferro ended her player-coach collaboration with Pierre Bouteyre. Bouteyre had been her coach since 2010.[5]

Ferro then made her WTA 125K series tournament singles debut at the Open de Limoges after receiving a wild card for the singles main draw, where she lost in the first round to the unseeded Ivana Jorović.[4]

2017Edit

At the end of February, Ferro played just her third career WTA Tour singles main-draw match at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel after defeating two higher-ranked players (Samantha Crawford and Tatjana Maria) in qualifying matches; however, she lost in the first round to the No. 5 seed Christina McHale. In April, Ferro played her second and third WTA Tour singles main-draw matches of 2017 in Bogotá and Istanbul respectively after winning two qualifying matches in each tournament; she lost in the first round to seeded players (to Johanna Larsson in Bogotá and Sorana Cîrstea in Istanbul) in both tournaments.[4][6]

2018Edit

On 11 February 2018, Ferro won her first ITF singles title in Grenoble.[4] Ferro had to win three qualifying matches to reach the singles main-draw of a WTA Tour event for the first time in 2018, at the International tournament in Rabat, losing in the first round to another qualifier, Paula Badosa Gibert. Ferro also played in Strasbourg (she had entered the singles main draw as a wild card), losing in the first round to the No. 6 seed Tímea Babos.[6]

Ferro received a singles main-draw wild card for the French Open, just like she did in 2014, 2015 and 2017. She won the first WTA Tour and Grand Slam singles main-draw match of her career and also picked up her first career win over a player ranked in the top 100 at the French Open when she defeated world no. 61 Carina Witthöft in the first round. She lost to the No. 3 seed Garbiñe Muguruza in the second round.[6][7]

2019Edit

In early February, Ferro was selected for the first time in her career in the France Fed Cup team, for the Fed Cup World Group quarterfinal against Belgium. She played only the doubles match (partnering Pauline Parmentier), which was a dead rubber, of that tie which France won 3-1. She and Parmentier lost their match against Ysaline Bonaventure and Kirsten Flipkens in three sets.[8]

In July, Ferro won her first career WTA Tour singles title in Lausanne, beating defending champion Alizé Cornet in the final.[9]

WTA Tour career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2019 Swiss Open, Lausanne International Clay   Alizé Cornet 6–1, 2–6, 6–1

ITF career finalsEdit

Singles (4–5)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (3–5)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 6 July 2014 Denain, France Clay   Andreea Mitu 6–4, 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 19 July 2015 Aschaffenburg, Germany Clay   Tena Lukas 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 24 July 2016 Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Tamara Korpatsch 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 26 November 2017 Hammamet, Tunisia Clay   Varvara Gracheva 4–6, 6–7(1–7)
Winner 1. 11 February 2018 Grenoble, France Hard (i)   Eléonora Molinaro 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 5. 25 February 2018 Curitiba, Brazil Clay   Tamara Zidanšek 5–7, 4–6
Winner 2. 17 June 2018 Padua, Italy Clay   Liudmila Samsonova 7–5, 6–3
Winner 3. 24 June 2018 Montpellier, France Clay   Catalina Pella 6–4, 6–3
Winner 4. 22 July 2018 Olomouc, Czech Republic Clay   Karolína Muchová 6–4, 6–4

Performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

SinglesEdit

Only main-draw appearances and matches on the WTA Tour (excluding the Fed Cup, Hopman Cup and Olympic Games) are included in the SR, win–loss, win % and WTA Tour tournaments played records.

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q1 A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
French Open A A 1R 1R Q3 1R 2R 1R 0 / 5 1–5 17%
Wimbledon A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
US Open A A Q1 A A A Q2 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–3 0 / 7 1–7 13%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A A A A A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0
Miami Open A A A A A A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0
Madrid Open A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
China Open A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 0 0–0
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai Championships Premier P P A P A P A 0 / 0 0–0
Qatar Open A A A Premier A P A P 0 / 0 0–0
Italian Open A A A A A A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0
Canadian Open A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Cincinnati Open A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Pan Pacific Open A A P P P P P P 0 / 0 0–0
Wuhan Open NH NH A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 0 0–0
Career statistics
WTA Tour tournaments played 0 0 1 1 0 4 8 14
WTA Tour titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
WTA Tour finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Overall win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–4 5–8 5–14
Overall win %  –   –  0% 0%  –  0% 38% 26.32%
Year-end ranking 557 367 261 235 325 102

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fiona Ferro : révolution, Belgique et resto... 3 choses à savoir sur la jeune Française". Le Parisien. 14 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Roland-Garros : Fiona Ferro, une première au plus haut niveau". L'Équipe. 29 May 2018.
  3. ^ "ITF juniors profile of Fiona Ferro". ITF.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "ITF pro circuit profile of Fiona Ferro". ITF.
  5. ^ "Fiona Ferro, la belle ascension". Sport's House. 29 July 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "Fiona Ferro's matches". WTA Tour official website.
  7. ^ "Muguruza fells Ferro to reach French Open third round". WTA Tour official website. 31 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Fed Cup - Fiona Ferro, en Bleu : "Un rêve qui devient réalité"". TennisActu. 9 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Ferro beats Cornet to win Lausanne Open". 7News. 21 July 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2019.

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