Irina Falconi

Irina Falconi (Spanish: Falconí; born May 4, 1990) is a professional American tennis player, who was born in Portoviejo, Ecuador. She moved to Manhattan, New York, as a toddler.[1] Her highest WTA singles ranking is world No. 63, which she reached in May 2016. Her career-high in doubles is No. 70, set in June 2013.

Irina Falconi
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Country (sports) United States
ResidenceLake Nona, Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Born (1990-05-04) May 4, 1990 (age 30)
Portoviejo, Ecuador
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2010
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
CollegeGeorgia Tech
Prize moneyUS$ 1,772,217
Singles
Career record336–257 (56.7%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 63 (May 23, 2016)
Current rankingNo. 315 (March 16, 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
French Open3R (2015)
Wimbledon1R (2011, 2012, 2017)
US Open3R (2011)
Doubles
Career record130–131 (49.8%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 70 (June 10, 2013)
Current rankingNo. 901 (March 16, 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2013, 2016)
French Open1R (2013)
Wimbledon2R (2012)
US Open2R (2012)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open1R (2012)
Last updated on: April 7, 2020.

Professional careerEdit

 
Irina Falconi, 2011

Falconi played college tennis at Georgia Tech where she was a two times ITA All-American and 2010 ACC Player of the Year.[2]

She was given a wildcard into the 2010 US Open qualifying tournament and managed to qualify defeating Mona Barthel, Anastasia Pivovarova and Stéphanie Dubois.

She went out in the first round of the Australian Open, the French Open, and Wimbledon. The 2011 US Open was more successful for Falconi, when she defeated Klára Zakopalová and Dominika Cibulková, before losing to Sabine Lisicki.

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.

SinglesEdit

This table is current through the 2020 Australian Open.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 W–L
Australian Open A A 1R 1R Q2 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R A Q1 4–7
French Open A A 1R 2R Q3 Q1 3R 2R Q1 Q1 A 4–4
Wimbledon A A 1R 1R Q3 Q3 1R 1R 1R Q2 A NH 0–5
US Open Q1 1R 3R 1R Q1 Q2 2R 1R Q1 Q1 A 3–5
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 2–4 1–4 0–0 1–1 4–4 2–4 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 11–21

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Australian Open A 1R 2R A 1R 2R A 2–4
French Open A A 1R A A 1R A 0–2
Wimbledon A 2R 1R A 1R 1R A 1–4
US Open 1R 2R A 1R 1R A 1R 1–5
Win–Loss 0–1 2–3 1–3 0–1 0–3 1–3 0–1 4–15

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2016 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia International Clay   Sílvia Soler Espinosa 6–2, 2–6, 6–4

Doubles: 3 (3 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–3)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2012 Citi Open, United States International Hard   Chanelle Scheepers   Shuko Aoyama
  Chang Kai-chen
5–7, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Aug 2012 Texas Open, United States International Hard   Līga Dekmeijere   Marina Erakovic
  Heather Watson
3–6, 0–6
Loss 0–3 Apr 2015 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia International Clay   Shelby Rogers   Paula Cristina Gonçalves
  Beatriz Haddad Maia
3–6, 6–3, [6–10]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 14 (6 titles, 8 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 May 2007 ITF Los Mochis, Mexico 10,000 Hard   Maria Fernanda Alves 6–2, 6–0
Win 1–1 May 2007 ITF Monterrey, Mexico 10,000 Hard   Courtney Nagle 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 2–1 Jul 2009 ITF Atlanta, United States 10,000 Hard   Jennifer Elie 6–0, 6–4
Win 3–1 Jul 2009 ITF St. Joseph, United States 10,000 Hard   Caitlin Whoriskey 6–3, 6–3
Win 4–1 Jul 2010 ITF Atlanta, United States 10,000 Hard   Allie Will 6–1, 6–4
Loss 4–2 Oct 2010 ITF Rock Hill, United States 25,000 Hard   Camila Giorgi 6–3, 6–4
Loss 4–3 Feb 2011 ITF Midland, United States 100,000 Hard   Lucie Hradecká 6–4, 6–4
Loss 4–4 Apr 2012 ITF Charlottesville, United States 50,000 Clay   Melanie Oudin 7–6(7–0), 3–6, 1–6
Loss 4–5 Oct 2013 ITF Perth, Australia 25,000 Hard   Arina Rodionova 5–7, 4–6
Loss 4–6 Oct 2013 ITF Margaret River, Australia 25,000 Hard   Anett Kontaveit 2–6, 4–6
Loss 4–7 Sep 2014 ITF Albuquerque, United States 75,000 Hard   Anna Tatishvili 2–6, 4–6
Win 5–7 Nov 2014 ITF New Braunfels, United States 50,000 Hard   Jennifer Brady 7–6(7–3), 6–2
Loss 5–8 Feb 2015 Burnie International, Australia 50,000 Hard   Daria Gavrilova 5–7, 5–7
Win 6–8 Sep 2017 ITF Tampico, Mexico 100,000+H Hard   Louisa Chirico 7–5, 6–7(3–7), 6–1

Doubles: 14 (3 titles, 11 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2009 ITF St. Joseph, United States 10,000 Hard   Ashley Weinhold   Chelsea Orr
  Caitlin Whoriskey
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Loss 1–1 Jul 2010 ITF Atlanta, United States 10,000 Hard   Maria Sanchez   Kristy Frilling
  Julia Glushko
2–6, 6–2, 4–6
Loss 1–2 Aug 2010 Vancouver Open, Canada 75,000 Hard   Amanda Fink   Chang Kai-chen
  Heidi El Tabakh
6–3, 3–6, [4–10]
Loss 1–3 Sep 2010 Las Vegas Open, United States 50,000 Hard   Maria Sanchez   Lindsay Lee-Waters
  Megan Moulton-Levy
6–1, 5–7, 4–6
Loss 1–4 Oct 2010 ITF Kansas City, United States 50,000 Hard   Lauren Albanese   Julie Ditty
  Abigail Spears
2–6, 6–4, 4–6
Loss 1–5 Feb 2011 ITF Midland, United States 100,000 Hard   Alison Riske   Jamie Hampton
  Anna Tatishvili
w/o
Loss 1–6 Sep 2012 ITF Albuquerque, United States 75,000 Hard   Maria Sanchez   Yasmin Schnack
  Asia Muhammad
2–6, 6–1, [10–12]
Loss 1–7 Apr 2013 ITF Dothan, United States 50,000 Hard   Maria Sanchez   Julia Cohen
  Tatjana Maria
4–6, 6–4, [9–11]
Loss 1–8 May 2013 Prague Open, Czech Republic 100,000 Clay   Eva Hrdinová   Renata Voráčová
  Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
4–6, 0–6
Loss 1–9 Jul 2013 Yakima Challenger, United States 50,000 Hard   Naomi Broady   Jan Abaza
  Allie Will
5–7, 6–3, [3–10]
Win 2–9 Jul 2013 Portland Challenger, United States 50,000 Hard   Nicole Melichar   Sanaz Marand
  Ashley Weinhold
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Loss 2–10 Mar 2014 Osprey Challenger, United States 50,000 Clay   Eva Hrdinová   Hsieh Shu-ying
  Rika Fujiwara
3–6, 7–6(7–5), [4–10]
Loss 2–11 Apr 2014 ITF Charlottesville, United States 50,000 Clay   Maria Sanchez   Asia Muhammad
  Taylor Townsend
3–6, 1–6
Win 3–11 Feb 2015 Burnie International, Australia 50,000 Hard   Petra Martić   Han Xinyun
  Junri Namigata
6–2, 6–4

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Waldstein, David (July 4, 2017). "At Wimbledon, Ranked 247 and Suddenly Facing No. 1". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  2. ^ "Player Bio: Irina Falconi". Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Georgia Institute of Technology. Retrieved January 2, 2020.

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