Fiona Ferro (born 12 March 1997) is a French professional tennis player born in Belgium.
Ferro at the 2019 French Open
|Born||12 March 1997|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Coach||Pierre Bouteyre (2010-Jun 2016)|
Georges Goven (Feb 2017-Sep 2017)
Stéphane Huet (Sep 2017-Oct 2019)
Emmanuel Planque (Dec 2019-present)
|Prize money||US$ 1,030,277|
|Career record||207–168 (55.2%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 42 (12 October 2020)|
|Current ranking||No. 42 (12 October 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2020)|
|French Open||4R (2020)|
|US Open||3R (2019)|
|Career record||18–46 (28.1%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 270 (3 February 2020)|
|Current ranking||No. 281 (31 August 2020)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||3R (2019)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|French Open||1R (2018)|
|Fed Cup/BJK Cup||0–1 (0%)|
|Last updated on: 7 September 2020.|
Ferro has won two singles titles on the WTA Tour and four singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. She has career-high WTA rankings of No. 44 in singles, attained on 10 August 2020, and No. 270 in doubles, reached on 3 February 2020.
Fiona Ferro was born in Libramont, Belgium to a Belgian mother Catherine and a French-Italian father Fabrizio. Fiona's parents owned a restaurant in Belgium when Fiona was born. The Ferro family moved to southern France when Fiona was one year old. As of 2018, Fiona's parents were the owners of two hotels in Valbonne, France. Fiona has two older brothers (Gianni and Paolo) and one younger brother (Flavio). Fiona started playing tennis when she was seven in her hometown of Valbonne.
Ferro was the national girls' champion of France in the 12-13 year-old, 15-16 year-old and 17-18 year-old categories. She had a career-high ITF junior combined ranking of world No. 27, attained on 3 June 2013.
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 Circuit.
At the end of February, Ferro played her year-first and 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, losing 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.
At the end of 2017, Ferro packed up and moved to Paris to train at the Centre National d'Entraînement (CNE) to take advantage of the very good facilities there. Her tennis coach was Stéphane Huet and she also had a fitness coach and a mental coach that she shared with other players training at the CNE.
On 11 February 2018, Ferro won her first ITF singles title in Grenoble. 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, where she had entered the singles main draw as a wildcard, losing in the first round to the No. 6 seed Tímea Babos.
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 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.
In early February, Ferro was selected for the first time 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.
On 18 December 2019, Ferro announced on her Instagram account that Emmanuel Planque would henceforth be her new coach. Her two-year player-coach collaboration with Stéphane Huet had ended at the end of October 2019.
On 9 August 2020, Ferro won her second WTA title defeating Anett Kontaveit in the final of the Palermo Open. This was the first tournament since the tour had shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in these records.
Current through the 2020 French Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||Q1||A||A||A||1R||2R||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|French Open||1R||1R||Q3||1R||2R||1R||4R||0 / 5||4–6||40%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||A||1R||NH||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|US Open||Q1||A||A||A||Q2||3R||A||0 / 1||2–1||67%|
|Win–Loss||0–1||0–1||0–0||0–1||1–1||2–4||4–2||0 / 9||7–10||41%|
|Premier Mandatory tournaments|
|Indian Wells Open||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||NH||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||NH||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Premier 5 tournaments|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Wuhan Open||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||NH||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Tournaments||1||1||0||4||8||18||4||Career total: 36|
|Finals||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||Career total: 2|
|Overall Win–Loss||0–1||0–1||0–0||0–4||5–8||16–17||8–3||1 / 36||29–34||46%|
WTA career finalsEdit
Singles: 2 (2 titles)Edit
|Win||1–0||Jul 2019||Swiss Open Lausanne, Switzerland||International||Clay||Alizé Cornet||6–1, 2–6, 6–1|
|Win||2–0||Aug 2020||Palermo International, Italy||International||Clay||Anett Kontaveit||6–2, 7–5|
ITF Circuit finalsEdit
Singles: 9 (4 titles, 5 runner–ups)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Jul 2014||ITF Denain, France||25,000||Clay||Andreea Mitu||6–4, 2–6, 1–6|
|Loss||0–2||Jul 2015||ITF Aschaffenburg, Germany||25,000||Clay||Tena Lukas||5–7, 4–6|
|Loss||0–3||Jul 2016||ITF Darmstadt, Germany||25,000||Clay||Tamara Korpatsch||2–6, 2–6|
|Loss||0–4||Nov 2017||ITF Hammamet, Tunisia||15,000||Clay||Varvara Gracheva||4–6, 6–7(1–7)|
|Win||1–4||Feb 2018||ITF Grenoble, France||25,000||Hard (i)||Eléonora Molinaro||6–4, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–3)|
|Loss||1–5||Feb 2018||ITF Curitiba, Brazil||25,000||Clay||Tamara Zidanšek||5–7, 4–6|
|Win||2–5||Jun 2018||ITF Padua, Italy||25,000||Clay||Liudmila Samsonova||7–5, 6–3|
|Win||3–5||Jun 2018||Open de Montpellier, France||25,000||Clay||Catalina Pella||6–4, 6–3|
|Win||4–5||Jul 2018||ITS Cup, Czech Republic||80,000+H||Clay||Karolína Muchová||6–4, 6–4|
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- "The 100 Club: How Fiona Ferro embraced change to make her breakthrough". WTA official website. 27 November 2018.
- "Roland-Garros : Fiona Ferro, une première au plus haut niveau". L'Équipe. 29 May 2018.
- "ITF juniors profile of Fiona Ferro". ITF.
- "ITF pro circuit profile of Fiona Ferro". ITF.
- "Fiona Ferro, la belle ascension". Sport's House. 29 July 2018.
- "Fiona Ferro's matches". WTA Tour official website.
- "Muguruza fells Ferro to reach French Open third round". WTA Tour official website. 31 May 2018.
- "Fed Cup - Fiona Ferro, en Bleu : "Un rêve qui devient réalité"". TennisActu. 9 February 2019.
- "Ferro beats Cornet to win Lausanne Open". 7News. 21 July 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
- "Emmanuel Planque nouvel entraîneur de Fiona Ferro". L'Équipe. 18 December 2019.
- "Ferro's win Palermo Caps Tennis Perfect Comeback".
- "Grand Slam performances - Singles & Doubles".
- "Player & Career Overview".