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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. 64, which she reached on September 14, 2015. Her career high in doubles is No. 70, which she reached on June 10, 2013.

Irina Falconi
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Country (sports) United States
ResidenceLake Nona, Orlando, Florida
Born (1990-05-04) May 4, 1990 (age 29)
Portoviejo, Ecuador
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2010
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,737,080
Singles
Career record318–247 (56.3%)
Career titles1 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 63 (May 23, 2016)
Current rankingNo. 1009 (August 12, 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
French Open3R (2015)
Wimbledon1R (2011, 2012, 2017)
US Open3R (2011)
Doubles
Career record129–130 (49.8%)
Career titles0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 70 (June 10, 2013)
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: August 13, 2019.

Professional careerEdit

 
Irina Falconi, 2011)

Falconi played college tennis at Georgia Tech[1] where she was a two times ITA All-American.

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.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (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   Silvia Soler Espinosa 6–2, 2–6, 6–4

Doubles: 3 (3 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (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 Tennis 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 career finalsEdit

Singles: 14 (6–8)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. May 1, 2007 $10,000 Los Mochis, Mexico Hard   Maria Fernanda Alves 6–2, 6–0
Winner 1. May 28, 2007 $10,000 Monterrey, Mexico Hard   Courtney Nagle 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. July 13, 2009 $10,000 Atlanta, United States Hard   Jennifer Elie 6–0, 6–4
Winner 3. July 27, 2009 $10,000 St. Joseph, United States Hard   Caitlin Whoriskey 6–3, 6–3
Winner 4. July 12, 2010 $10,000 Atlanta, United States Hard   Allie Will 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 2. October 18, 2010 $25,000 Rock Hill, United States Hard   Camila Giorgi 6–3, 6–4
Runner–up 3. February 7, 2011 $100,000 Midland, United States Hard   Lucie Hradecká 6–4, 6–4
Runner–up 4. April 29, 2012 $50,000 Charlottesville, United States Clay   Melanie Oudin 7–6(7–0), 3–6, 1–6
Runner–up 5. October 6, 2013 $25,000 Perth, Australia Hard   Arina Rodionova 5–7, 4–6
Runner–up 6. October 13, 2013 $25,000 Margaret River, Australia Hard   Anett Kontaveit 2–6, 4–6
Runner–up 7. September 21, 2014 $75,000 Albuquerque, United States Hard   Anna Tatishvili 2–6, 4–6
Winner 5. November 2, 2014 $50,000 New Braunfels, United States Hard   Jennifer Brady 7–6(7–3), 6–2
Runner–up 8. February 7, 2015 $50,000 Burnie, Australia Hard   Daria Gavrilova 5–7, 5–7
Winner 6. September 24, 2017 $100,000 Tampico, Mexico Hard   Louisa Chirico 7–5, 6–7(3–7), 6–1

Doubles: 14 (3–11)Edit

Outcome No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 27 July 2009 $10,000 St. Joseph, United States Hard   Ashley Weinhold   Chelsea Orr
  Caitlin Whoriskey
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 1. 12 July 2010 $10,000 Atlanta, United States Hard   Maria Sanchez   Kristy Frilling
  Julia Glushko
2–6, 6–2, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 7 August 2010 $75,000 Vancouver, Canada Hard   Amanda Fink   Chang Kai-chen
  Heidi El Tabakh
6–3, 3–6, [4–10]
Runner-up 3. 27 September 2010 $50,000 Las Vegas, United States Hard   Maria Sanchez   Lindsay Lee-Waters
  Megan Moulton-Levy
6–1, 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 4 October 2010 $50,000 Kansas City, United States Hard   Lauren Albanese   Julie Ditty
  Abigail Spears
2–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner–up 5. 13 February 2011 $100,000 Midland, United States Hard   Alison Riske   Jamie Hampton
  Anna Tatishvili
w/o
Runner-up 6. 17 September 2012 $75,000 Albuquerque, United States Hard   Maria Sanchez   Yasmin Schnack
  Asia Muhammad
2–6, 6–1, [10–12]
Runner-up 7. 15 April 2013 $50,000 Dothan, United States Hard   Maria Sanchez   Julia Cohen
  Tatjana Maria
4–6, 6–4 [9–11]
Runner–up 8. 19 May 2013 $100,000 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Eva Hrdinová   Renata Voráčová
  Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 9. 8 July 2013 $50,000 Yakima, United States Hard   Naomi Broady   Jan Abaza
  Allie Will
5–7, 6–3, [3–10]
Winner 2. 15 July 2013 $50,000 Portland, United States Hard   Nicole Melichar   Sanaz Marand
  Ashley Weinhold
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Runner-up 10. 24 March 2014 $50,000 Osprey, United States Clay   Eva Hrdinová   Hsieh Shu-ying
  Rika Fujiwara
3–6, 7–6(7–5), [4–10]
Runner–up 11. 21 April 2014 $50,000 Charlottesville, United States Clay   Maria Sanchez   Asia Muhammad
  Taylor Townsend
3–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 8 February 2015 $50,000 Burnie, Australia Hard   Petra Martić   Han Xinyun
  Junri Namigata
6–2, 6–4

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

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 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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Waldstein, David (July 4, 2017). "At Wimbledon, Ranked 247 and Suddenly Facing No. 1". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-07-07.

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