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)|
|Plays||Right (double-handed backhand)|
|Coach||Pierre Bouteyre (2010-Jun 2016)|
Georges Goven (Feb 2017-Sep 2017)
Stéphane Huet (Sep 2017-present)
|Career record||184–155 (54.3%)|
|Career titles||1 WTA, 4 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 82 (27 May 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 98 (15 July 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2019)|
|French Open||2R (2018)|
|US Open||Q2 (2018)|
|Career record||18–41 (30.5%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 294 (15 July 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 294 (15 July 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||3R (2019)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|French Open||1R (2018)|
|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).
Ferro was the national girls' champion of France in the 12-13 year-olds, 15-16 year-olds and 17-18 year-olds 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 Women's Circuit. Her WTA singles ranking on 31 December 2012 was No. 1059.
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.
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.
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 (she had entered the singles main draw as a wild card), 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 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.
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.
WTA Tour career finalsEdit
Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit
|Win||1–0||Jul 2019||Swiss Open, Lausanne||International||Clay||Alizé Cornet||6–1, 2–6, 6–1|
ITF career finalsEdit
|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|
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.
|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|
|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 %||–||–||0%||0%||–||0%||38%||26.32%|
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- "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.