Francisco González (tennis)

Francisco González (born November 19, 1955) played professional tennis in the 1970s and 1980s. He represented Paraguay in Davis Cup and played collegiate tennis at the Ohio State University.

Francisco González
Country (sports) Paraguay
ResidenceFresno, CA, United States
Born (1955-11-19) November 19, 1955 (age 65)
Puerto Rico
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1977
Retired1990
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$483,023
Singles
Career record107–171
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 34 (12 July 1978)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1984)
French Open2R (1979, 1982)
Wimbledon4R (1981)
US Open3R (1980)
Doubles
Career record221–200
Career titles10
Highest rankingNo. 22 (26 November 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1984)
French OpenQF (1980, 1983, 1985)
Wimbledon3R (1979, 1980)
US OpenQF (1979)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenF (1985)
Last updated on: November 8, 2012.

González was ranked as high as world no. 34 in singles, achieved in July 1978, and no. 22 in doubles in November 1984.[1] The biggest singles final of his career was at Cincinnati in 1980, defeating Jimmy Connors in the semifinals 6–2, 7–6 before falling to Harold Solomon.

Career highlightsEdit

Singles Finals (2):

Career Doubles Titles (10):

Career Doubles Finals (10):

  • 1986—Chicago, Newport, Metz
  • 1983—Cleveland
  • 1982—Dortmund WCT, Maui
  • 1980—Tulsa
  • 1979—Maui, Tokyo Outdoor, Cleveland

Francisco González has been the head tennis professional at Sierra Sport & Racquet Club since 1998. He had career wins over Ivan Lendl, Jimmy Connors, Stefan Edberg, Andrés Gómez, Vitas Gerulaitis, Yannick Noah, Eliot Teltscher, Johan Kriek, and Henri Leconte.

Career finalsEdit

Doubles: 4 (4 wins)Edit

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 1979 Tulsa, U.S. Hard (i)   Eliot Teltscher   Colin Dibley
  Tom Gullikson
6–7, 7–5, 6–3
Win 2. 1983 Florence, Italy Clay   Víctor Pecci   Dominique Bedel
  Bernard Fritz
4–6, 6–4, 7–6
Win 3. 1983 Rome Masters, Italy Clay   Víctor Pecci   Jan Gunnarsson
  Mike Leach
6–2, 6–7, 6–4
Win 4. 1983 Venice, Italy Clay   Víctor Pecci   Steve Krulevitz
  Zoltán Kuhárszky
6–1, 6–2

ReferencesEdit

  • Hooley, Bruce (2002). Ohio State's Unforgettables. Seattle: Sports Publishing Inc.

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