Irina Falconi Hartman[1] (Spanish: Falconí; born Irina Alejandra Falconi; May 4, 1990) is an Ecuadorian-born American former professional tennis player. 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
Full nameIrina Alejandra Falconi Hartman
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceLake Nona, Florida, U.S.
Born (1990-05-04) May 4, 1990 (age 33)
Portoviejo, Ecuador
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2010
Retired2023
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CollegeGeorgia Tech
Prize moneyUS$ 1,773,426
Singles
Career record336–259 (56.5%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 63 (May 23, 2016)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
French Open3R (2015)
Wimbledon1R (2011, 2012, 2017)
US Open3R (2011)
Doubles
Career record133–133 (50.0%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 70 (June 10, 2013)
Current rankingNo. 862 (March 6, 2023)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (2013, 2016)
French Open1R (2013)
Wimbledon2R (2012)
US Open2R (2012)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
US Open1R (2012)
Medal record
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2011 Guadalajara Singles
Silver medal – second place 2011 Guadalajara Doubles
Last updated on: March 19, 2023.

Born Irina Alejandra Falconi in Portoviejo, Ecuador,[2] she moved to Manhattan, New York, as a toddler.[3] At the age of 14, she and her family moved to Florida.[4] In 2021, Falconi married Travis Hartman[5] and their daughter Isabella was born.[6]

Professional career edit

Falconi played college tennis at Georgia Tech where she was a two times ITA All-American and 2010 ACC Player of the Year.[7]

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 rounds 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.

In March 2020, she competed at the Indian Wells Challenger for the last time in a pro match on tour.

In 2021, it was reported that Falconi was working as a traveling coach for American Danielle Lao.[8]

Grand Slam performance timelines edit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles edit

This table is current through the 2021 Australian Open.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 W–L
Australian Open A A 1R 1R Q2 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R A Q1 A 4–7
French Open A A 1R 2R Q3 Q1 3R 2R Q1 Q1 A A A 4–4
Wimbledon A A 1R 1R Q3 Q3 1R 1R 1R Q2 A NH A 0–5
US Open Q1 1R 3R 1R Q1 Q2 2R 1R Q1 Q1 A A 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 0–0 11–21

Doubles edit

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 finals edit

Singles: 1 (title) edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments
Premier M & Premier 5
Premier
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
Premier M & Premier 5
Premier
International (0–3)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2012 Washington 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 finals edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

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

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(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(3), 6–2
Loss 5–8 Feb 2015 ITF Burnie, 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), 6–1

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

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(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 ITF Vancouver, Canada 75,000 Hard   Amanda Fink   Chang Kai-chen
  Heidi El Tabakh
6–3, 3–6, [4–10]
Loss 1–3 Sep 2010 ITF Las Vegas, 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 ITF Prague, Czech Republic 100,000 Clay   Eva Hrdinová   Renata Voráčová
  Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
4–6, 0–6
Loss 1–9 Jul 2013 ITF Yakima, United States 50,000 Hard   Naomi Broady   Jan Abaza
  Allie Will
5–7, 6–3, [3–10]
Win 2–9 Jul 2013 ITF Portland, United States 50,000 Hard   Nicole Melichar   Sanaz Marand
  Ashley Weinhold
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Loss 2–10 Mar 2014 ITF Osprey, United States 50,000 Clay   Eva Hrdinová   Hsieh Shu-ying
  Rika Fujiwara
3–6, 7–6(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 ITF Burnie, Australia 50,000 Hard   Petra Martić   Han Xinyun
  Junri Namigata
6–2, 6–4

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Irina Falconi Hartman". WTA Tour. Retrieved April 12, 2023.
  2. ^ "Irina Falconi – Women's Tennis – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets". ramblinwreck.com. Georgia Tech. Retrieved April 12, 2023.
  3. ^ Waldstein, David (July 4, 2017). "At Wimbledon, Ranked 247 and Suddenly Facing No. 1". The New York Times. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  4. ^ Pantic, Nina (September 1, 2015). "Park Place: Irina Falconi returns to her tennis beginnings in New York City". Tennis.com. Retrieved April 12, 2023.
  5. ^ "introducing Mr. and Mrs. Hartman 💕💒💘🎉". Instagram. May 15, 2021. Retrieved April 12, 2023.
  6. ^ "Isabella Alejandra Hartman ❣️ November 8 2021". Instagram. November 11, 2021. Retrieved April 12, 2023.
  7. ^ "Player Bio: Irina Falconi". Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Georgia Institute of Technology. May 7, 2019. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  8. ^ Clarey, Christopher (June 28, 2021). "Danielle Lao Gets Back to Wimbledon, and Makes the Most of It". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved June 28, 2021.

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