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Grace Min (born May 6, 1994) is an American tennis player who won the 2011 US Open girls' singles title.[1] She also won the 2011 Wimbledon girls' doubles title with Eugenie Bouchard. Min's highest singles ranking was 97 on 2 March 2015, while she peaked at 308 in the doubles rankings on 17 September 2012.

Grace Min
Grace Min 4, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Grace Min in the 2015 Wimbledon qualifying
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceLake Nona, Florida
Born (1994-05-06) May 6, 1994 (age 25)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2008
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachRoger Anderson, USTA Player Development Program
Prize money$656,898
Singles
Career record282–199 (58.6%)
Career titles11 ITF
Highest ranking97 (March 2, 2015)
Current ranking355 (August 12, 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2015)
French Open1R (2013, 2014, 2018)
WimbledonQ3 (2013)
US Open1R (2013, 2014)
Doubles
Career record29–37 (43.9%)
Career titles1 ITF
Highest ranking308 (September 17, 2012)
Current ranking1,186 (August 5, 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open1R (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open1R (2012)
Last updated on: August 14, 2019.

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2006Edit

Grace's first tournament was the Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships, an under-14 tournament at the Bollettieri Sports Academy. Aged twelve and seeded tenth, Grace received a bye into the second round, where she was defeated by Nataliya Pintusova 6–3, 6–4.

Her next tournament was the Prince Cup in Miami, Florida. In the first round she defeated tenth seed Melina Ferrero 2–6, 6–0, 10–8, for her first victory of the year. She then fell to qualifier Laurie Gingras 6–3, 6–3 in the second round.

Her final tournament of the year was the Junior Orange Bowl in Coral Gables, Florida. In the first round, she crushed German Sarah Ott 6–1, 6–0, and backed it up by another straight sets victory over qualifier Yuki Kristina Chiang 6–1, 6–2. Next, she demolished Donna Vekić 6–0, 6–1, but was eventually defeated by Chanelle van Nguyen 6–3, 6–1 in the fourth round.

2007Edit

The first tournament of the year was an under 14 tournament in Bolton, England, but Grace lost in the second round to ninth seed Nastja Kolar 6–2, 6–3. She then headed to Tarbes, France, where she was awarded a wildcard for the qualifying draw of the Petits As. She qualified for the tournament, defeating Eugenie Prince, Manon Peral and Marine Even all in straight sets to qualify. She reached the semifinals of the tournament before her unexpected run was cut short by top seed Anna Orlik 6–3, 7–5. Her success in the tournament greatly improved her ranking.

Grace then played the USTA National Open and the Easter Bowl, losing in the first round of the former and the quarterfinals of the latter. She then headed to Waco, Texas for the ITF Spring Circuit, where she lost in the third round to tenth seed Chieh-Yu Hsu 1–6, 3–6.

She won the USTA National Open in Marietta, Georgia, defeating compatriot Carolyn Chupa, Amelia Martinez and top seed Courtney Griffith to reach the quarterfinals, where she overcame Alina Jerjomina 4–6, 6–3, 7–6. In the semis, she played another tough match against Rachel Kahan, eventually prevailing 6–2, 2–6, 6–3. In the final, she defeated Elizabeth Begley 6–0, 6–1. She then won the Peach State Classic in Norcross, Georgia without dropping a set.

She then played the U.S. Jr. Grass Court Championships in Philadelphia, losing in the first round. Following this loss, she headed to Georgia to play the under 18 USTA National Open in Stone Mountain, losing in the quarterfinals. Grace rebounded, winning two titles back to back, the National Claycourt Championships in Plantation, Florida and the National Hardcourt Championships in Peachtree City, Georgia. These were the last tournaments Grace would win that year. From August to December, she played five under-18 tournaments, two under-16 tournaments and one under-14 tournament, her best result being a quarterfinals appearance at the Dunlop Orange Bowl.

2008Edit

Grace started the year at the AEGO International where she defeated Morven Mcculoch, Patricia Martins, Leolia Jeanjean and second seed Irina Khromacheva to reach the final, where she was defeated by Polina Leykina 6–2, 6–2. Her next tournament was the Les Petits As, where she lost in the third round to Jessica Ren 2–6, 7–6, 7–6, and was unable to defend her points from the previous year. She then fell in the first round of the USTA National Open to eventual champion Danielle Rose Collins in straight sets. She also suffered two more first round exit at the USTA International Spring Championships and the Easter Bowl ITF.

In May, Grace played her first professional tournament at a 25k event in Raleigh, North Carolina. She crushed Sianna Simmons in the first round of qualifying 6–2, 6–1 but was eliminated from the tournament by Chieh Yu-Hsu 6–2, 5–7, 6–3 in the second round of qualifying. She then lost in the second round of the USTA National Open in Norcross, Georgia.

Grace then qualified for her first ITF senior main draw at a 10k event in Sumter, South Carolina. In the first round of the main draw she crushed fellow qualifier Eugenie Bouchard 6–0, 6–3 but lost to fifth seed Anna Wishink 6–7, 5–7, in the second round.

Grace played two more 10k events in the US, losing during the qualifications of both. She then won her first title of the year at the under 18 USTA National Open in her hometown, dropping only one set in the tournament. Grace then lost in the quarterfinals of the under 18 National Clay Court Championships and the second round of the US International Hardcort Championships.

Grace was then awarded a wildcard for the junior US Open, her first ever Grand Slam. However, she was defeated in the first round of qualifications by seventh qualifying seed and eventual qualifier Heather Watson 7–5, 6–0. Following this loss, Grace headed to Lexington, Kentucky for the under-18 Kentucky International Junior Tennis Derby, where she qualified for the main draw, but was eliminated in the first round by Michaela Boev 6–2, 6–0. She then fell in the third round of the USTA ITF Junior Circuit – Georgia in Atlanta to Elizabeth Begley 7–5, 6–3.

Grace then received a wildcard for the maindraw of a 50k professional event in Lawrenceville, Georgia. In the first round she overcame countrywoman Julia Cohen in straight sets, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2. However, she was crushed by sixth seed Angela Haynes 6–0, 6–1 in the second round. With these professional tournaments, she established her first WTA ranking. She lost in the second round of an under 18 tournament in South Carolina, before reaching a final in Florida. She then fell in the first round of the Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships as a wildcard to sixth seed Yana Buchina of Russia 2–6, 6–1, 6–3. Grace's final tournament of the year was the Dunlop Orange Bowl, where she managed to defend her points by reaching the quarterfinals.

2012Edit

In 2012, she won her first ITF Challenger Circuit title at $25k Innisbrook, Florida in January, as a qualifier, she won seven matches in a row, defeating Catalina Castaño, Lauren Davis and Gail Brodsky.

Grace reached another final at $25k Clearwater, Florida in March, where she defeated World No.65 Anastasiya Yakimova in QF but lost the final to Garbine Muguruza Blanco.

She won her second ITF Challenger Circuit title at $50k Indian Harbour Beach, Florida defeating top seed and world No. 97 Irina Falconi in the first round, Krista Hardebeck 2–6 7–5, 6–1 in the semifinal, coming back from 2–6, 2–4 down, and defeated Maria Sanchez 6–4, 7–6.

2014Edit

At the French Open, Grace was 20th seed in the qualifying draw women's singles and won three qualifying matches to enter the main competition. In the first round, Grace lost to Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain in straight sets, 5–7, 6–7.

2015Edit

 
Grace during the 2015 Wimbledon Women's Singles Qualifying

In January 2015, Min entered the Auckland Open and Hobart International tournaments but lost in the qualifying first round in both. Then also in January at the 2015 Australian Open she was unseeded playing in the women's singles main draw for the first time and lost to fourteenth seed Sara Errani of Italy in straight sets, 6–1, 6–0.

On February 3, 2015, Min was ranked in the top 100 in singles for the first time at No. 100, making her the 14th highest ranked American.

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 18 (11–8)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. October 17, 2011 Rock Hill, United States Hard   Romina Oprandi 7–5, 6–1
Winner 1. January 9, 2012 Palm Harbor, United States Hard   Gail Brodsky 2–6, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 2. March 18, 2012 Clearwater, United States Hard   Garbiñe Muguruza 0–6, 1–6
Winner 2. April 30, 2012 Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay   Maria Sanchez 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 3. May 14, 2012 Raleigh, United States Clay   Tamaryn Hendler 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 4. March 17, 2014 Innisbrook, United States Clay   Nicole Gibbs 7–5, 6–0
Winner 5. April 20, 2014 Dothan, United States Clay   Victoria Duval 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 3. October 26, 2014 Macon, United States Hard   Kateryna Bondarenko 4–6, 5–7
Winner 6. October 25, 2015 Florence, United States Hard   Paula Cristina Gonçalves 6–2, 4–6, 7–6(7–2)
Runner-up 4. March 20, 2016 Orlando, United States Clay   Katerina Stewart 4–6, 3–6
Winner 7. April 10, 2016 Jackson, United States Clay   Paula Badosa Gibert 1–6, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 8. April 17, 2016 Pelham, United States Clay   Bernarda Pera 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 5. April 30, 2016 Charlottesville, United States Clay   Taylor Townsend 5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 6. July 24, 2016 Sacramento United States Hard   Sofia Kenin 6–4, 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. November 7, 2016 Waco, United States Hard   Beatriz Haddad Maia 2–6, 6–3, 1–6
Winner 9. August 6, 2017 Lexington, United States Hard   Sofia Kenin 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 8. January 14, 2018 Daytona Beach, United States Clay   Anhelina Kalinina 6–1, 5–7, 0–6
Winner 10. June 10, 2018 Bethany Beach, United States Clay   Katerina Stewart 6–2, 6–2
Winner 11. July 28, 2019 Evansville, United States Hard   Deniz Khazaniuk 7-6(7–6), 4-6, 7-5

Doubles: 2 (1–1)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. October 18, 2009 Cleveland, United States Clay   Jamie Hampton   Taraka Bertrand
  Elizabeth Lumpkin
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 1. September 25, 2011 Albuquerque, United States Hard   Melanie Oudin   Alexa Glatch
  Asia Muhammed
6–4, 3–6, [2–10]

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Win–Loss
Australian Open A Q2 Q1 1R A A A 0–1
French Open A 1R 1R Q2 Q3 Q1 1R 0–3
Wimbledon Q1 Q3 Q2 Q2 Q1 Q1 Q1 0–0
US Open Q1 1R 1R Q1 Q2 Q2 Q1 0–2
Win-Loss 0–0 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–6

Grand Slam doubles performance timelineEdit

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; (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.
Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L
Australian Open 0–0
French Open 0–0
Wimbledon 0–0
US Open 1RLH 1RMO 1RLD 1RMO 0–4
Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–4

Women's Doubles partners: LD Lauren Davis LH Lauren Herring MO Melanie Oudin

Mixed Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L
Australian Open 0–0
French Open 0–0
Wimbledon 0–0
US Open 1RBK 0–1
Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1

Mixed Doubles partners: BK Bradley Klahn

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