Francesca Di Lorenzo
Francesca Di Lorenzo (Italian pronunciation: [franˈtʃeska di loˈrɛntso]; born July 22, 1997) is an American tennis player. She played collegiately for The Ohio State University. On May 29, 2017, Di Lorenzo and her partner Miho Kowase won the NCAA Women's Doubles Championship.
Di Lorenzo at the 2018 Wimbledon qualifying
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||July 22, 1997|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|College||Ohio State University|
|Coach||Ann Grossman and Ty Tucker|
|Career record||112–70 (61.5%)|
|Career titles||4 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 128 (August 12, 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 128 (August 12, 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||Q2 (2020)|
|US Open||2R (2018, 2019)|
|Career record||39–33 (54.2%)|
|Career titles||2 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 244 (June 18, 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 379 (August 12, 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|US Open||1R (2017, 2019)|
|Last updated on: August 12, 2019.|
Di Lorenzo was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but raised in Columbus, Ohio, after her family moved there when she was around the age of seven. Her parents, Carlo and Daniela Di Lorenzo, are Italian immigrants from Salerno.  Carlo is a physician at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus and Daniela teaches Italian at various colleges. Di Lorenzo attended New Albany High School in New Albany, Ohio.
She has three siblings, and Cristina, her oldest sister, also played tennis at the collegiate level at Xavier University and graduated in 2017. Mario, her oldest brother, also has an athletic background as he won an intramural championship in the inaugural season of wheelchair basketball at The Ohio State University.
Di Lorenzo is fluent in Italian. As a child, she played both tennis and soccer.
Coming out of high school, Di Lorenzo was ranked as the nation's top tennis recruit. She committed to playing collegiate tennis at The Ohio State University. In her final tournament as a junior, she reached the semifinals in both the girls' singles and doubles tournaments at the 2015 US Open.
As a freshman, Di Lorenzo began her season by winning the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship, claiming the Buckeyes' first national title in its program's history. She defeated Joana Eidukonytė in the championship match, and concluded the season with a 37–5 record, setting the program record for most victories in a season, and was named singles all-American.
During her sophomore year with the Buckeyes, Di Lorenzo went 37-2 in singles, equaling her school record from the previous year. She also finished the year as the top-ranked women's NCAA singles player. Di Lorenzo repeated as the USTA/ITA National Indoor Champion, beating Hayley Carter in the final. She capped off her sophomore season by winning the NCAA Women's Doubles Championship with her partner, Miho Kowase. This championship was the program's first NCAA in its history. For her accomplishments during the season, Di Lorenzo was named both singles and doubles all-American.
Di Lorenzo earned a wild card into the qualifiers of the singles tournament at the 2017 US Open. There she also received a wild card for the main draw of the doubles tournament and made her Grand Slam debut, partnering with Allie Kiick.
On December 18, 2017, Di Lorenzo announced that she would be leaving Ohio State to become a professional tennis player.
She made her Grand Slam singles debut at the 2018 US Open after winning her section of the qualifying tournament with victories over Antonia Lottner, Verónica Cepede Royg, and Mona Barthel. She made it to the second round where she was defeated by No. 13 seed Kiki Bertens.
ITF Circuit finalsEdit
Singles: 6 (4 titles, 2 runner–ups)Edit
|Win||1–0||Aug 2015||ITF Austin, United States||$10,000||Hard||Lauren Herring||4–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–2|
|Win||2–0||Jul 2016||ITF Winnipeg, Canada||$25,000||Hard||Erin Routliffe||6–4, 6–1|
|Loss||2–1||Jun 2017||ITF Sumter, United States||$25,000||Hard||Ashley Lahey||3–6, 6–7(4–7)|
|Loss||2–2||Jun 2017||ITF Baton Rouge, United States||$25,000||Hard||Nicole Gibbs||3–6, 3–6|
|Win||3–2||Jan 2018||ITF Wesley Chapel, United States||$25,000||Clay||Whitney Osuigwe||6–2, 1–6, 6–4|
|Win||4–2||Nov 2019||ITF Toronto, Canada||$60,000||Hard||Kirsten Flipkens||7–6(7–3), 6–4|
Doubles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runner–ups)Edit
|Win||1–0||Jul 2016||ITF Winnipeg, Canada||$25,000||Hard||Ronit Yurovsky|| Marie-Alexandre Leduc
|1–6, 7–5, [10–6]|
|Loss||1–1||Jun 2017||ITF Baton Rouge, United States||$25,000||Hard||Julia Elbaba|| Ellen Perez
|Loss||1–2||Oct 2017||ITF Saguenay, Canada||$60,000||Hard (i)||Erin Routliffe|| Bianca Andreescu
|Win||2–2||May 2018||ITF Saint-Gaudens, France||$60,000||Clay||Naiktha Bains|| Manon Arcangioli
|6–4, 1–6, [11–9]|
|Loss||2–3||Feb 2019||ITF Rancho Santa Fe, United States||W25||Hard||Caty McNally|| Hayley Carter
|Loss||2–4||Jul 2019||ITF Berkeley, United States||W60||Hard||Katie Swan|| Madison Brengle
Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||Q2||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|French Open||A||Q2||A||Q2||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Wimbledon||A||Q1||A||Q2||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|US Open||Q1||Q1||2R||2R||0 / 2||2–2||50%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||1–1||1–1||0–0||0 / 2||2–2||50%|
|Premier Mandatory tournaments|
|Indian Wells Open||A||A||A||Q1||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Premier 5 tournaments|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||2R||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|Cincinnati Open||A||A||Q1||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Overall Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||1–2||2–4||0–0||0 / 6||3–6||33%|
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- "Daniela DiLorenzo-Digaeta". Coursicle. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
- "Francesca Di Lorenzo Bio". Ohio State Buckeyes. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
- Harwitt, Sandra (September 11, 2015). "Brimming with Italian pride, American Di Lorenzo into girls' semis". usopen.org. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
- "Ohio State Bio". ohiostatebuckeyes.com. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
- Stone, Lisa (November 12, 2014). "Fall Signing Week '14: Francesca DiLorenzo Chooses Ohio State". tennisrecruiting.net. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
- "Playing in U.S. Open juniors a big thrill for Di Lorenzo". The Times-Reporter. October 23, 2015. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
- "CHAMPION! DI LORENZO CAPTURES NATIONAL INDOORS TITLE". ohiostatebuckeyes.com. November 15, 2015. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
- "BUCKEYES IN THE YEAR END ITA RANKINGS". ohiostatebuckeyes.com. June 2, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
- Milano, Sally (November 6, 2016). "DI LORENZO, REDLICKI CAPTURE USTA/ITA NAT'L INDOORS". usta.com. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
- Marshall, Ashley. "Sharapova headlines US Open women's wild cards". usopen.org. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
- "DI LORENZO BEGINS PROFESSIONAL CAREER". ohiostatebuckeyes.com. December 18, 2017. Retrieved December 18, 2017.