Fiona Ferro

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 23)
Libramont, Belgium
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2012
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
CoachPierre Bouteyre (2010-Jun 2016)
Georges Goven (Feb 2017-Sep 2017)
Stéphane Huet (Sep 2017-Oct 2019)
Emmanuel Planque (Dec 2019-present)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,030,277
Singles
Career record207–168 (55.2%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 42 (12 October 2020)
Current rankingNo. 42 (12 October 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2020)
French Open4R (2020)
Wimbledon1R (2019)
US Open3R (2019)
Doubles
Career record18–46 (28.1%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 270 (3 February 2020)
Current rankingNo. 281 (31 August 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open3R (2019)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open1R (2018)
Team competitions
Fed Cup/BJK Cup0–1 (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.

Personal lifeEdit

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.[1][2]

CareerEdit

JuniorEdit

Ferro was the national girls' champion of France in the 12-13 year-old, 15-16 year-old and 17-18 year-old categories.[3] She had a career-high ITF junior combined ranking of world No. 27, attained on 3 June 2013.[4]

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 Circuit.[5]

She played (only in the singles events of) eleven tournaments on the 2013 ITF Circuit. Her 2013 year-end WTA singles ranking was world No. 557, compared to world No. 1062 on 11 February 2013.[5]

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.[5]

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.[5]

In June 2016, Ferro ended her player-coach collaboration with Pierre Bouteyre. Bouteyre had been her coach since 2010.[6]

Ferro then made her WTA 125K series singles debut at the Open de Limoges after receiving a wild card for the main draw, where she lost in the first round to the unseeded Ivana Jorović.[5]

2017Edit

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.[5][7]

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.[2]

2018Edit

On 11 February 2018, Ferro won her first ITF singles title in Grenoble.[5] 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.[7]

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.[7][8]

On 22 October 2018, Ferro attained a career-high of world No. 100 in the WTA singles rankings and became the 43rd Frenchwoman to break inside the top 100 of those rankings.[2]

2019Edit

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.[9]

In July, Ferro won her first career WTA Tour singles title in Lausanne, beating defending champion, Alizé Cornet, in the final.[10]

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.[11]

2020Edit

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.[12]

Performance timelinesEdit

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; (P) postponed; (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.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in these records.

SinglesEdit

Current through the 2020 French Open.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments[13]
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  – 
Career statistics[14]
Tournaments 1 1 0 4 8 18 4 Career total: 36
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Career total:2
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%
Year-end ranking 367 261 235 325 102 63 $1,002,977

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (2 titles)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (2–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
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

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)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fiona Ferro : révolution, Belgique et resto... 3 choses à savoir sur la jeune Française". Le Parisien. 14 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "The 100 Club: How Fiona Ferro embraced change to make her breakthrough". WTA official website. 27 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Roland-Garros : Fiona Ferro, une première au plus haut niveau". L'Équipe. 29 May 2018.
  4. ^ "ITF juniors profile of Fiona Ferro". ITF.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "ITF pro circuit profile of Fiona Ferro". ITF.
  6. ^ "Fiona Ferro, la belle ascension". Sport's House. 29 July 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "Fiona Ferro's matches". WTA Tour official website.
  8. ^ "Muguruza fells Ferro to reach French Open third round". WTA Tour official website. 31 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Fed Cup - Fiona Ferro, en Bleu : "Un rêve qui devient réalité"". TennisActu. 9 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Ferro beats Cornet to win Lausanne Open". 7News. 21 July 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Emmanuel Planque nouvel entraîneur de Fiona Ferro". L'Équipe. 18 December 2019.
  12. ^ "Ferro's win Palermo Caps Tennis Perfect Comeback".
  13. ^ "Grand Slam performances - Singles & Doubles".
  14. ^ "Player & Career Overview".

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