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Jaimee Fourlis (born 17 September 1999) is a professional Australian tennis player of Greek descent.

Jaimee Fourlis
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Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceMelbourne
Born (1999-09-17) 17 September 1999 (age 19)
Melbourne
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
PlaysRight-handed (double-handed backhand)
Prize money$257,310
Singles
Career record76–62
Career titles0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 189 (24 September 2018)
Current rankingNo. 293 (8 April 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2017)
French Open1R (2017)
WimbledonQ1 (2018)
US OpenQ3 (2018)
Doubles
Career record19–26
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 346 (8 April 2019)
Current rankingNo. 346 (8 April 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open JuniorSF (2016)
French Open JuniorQF (2016)
Wimbledon Junior2R (2016)
Last updated on: 10 April 2019.

On the junior tour, Fourlis has a career high combined ranking of 38, achieved in February 2016. She reached the semifinals of the 2016 Australian Open girls' doubles event, partnering Maddison Inglis.

Fourlis has a career-high singles ranking of world No. 189, achieved on 24 September 2018, and a career-high doubles ranking of 346, achieved on 8 April 2019. She has won three ITF singles titles.

Fourlis made her Grand Slam main-draw debut after winning the Wildcard Playoff defeating Abbie Myers in the final, granting her a wild card into the 2017 Australian Open women's singles event.

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CareerEdit

2014–2016: The beginningsEdit

Fourlis made her ITF debut in Glen Iris in March 2014. Her first win came in October 2014 in Cairns when her opponent Carolin Daniels retired while 0–3 down. In March 2015, Fourlis qualified for the Melbourne ITF tournament and made the semifinal. She played two more ITF tournaments in Croatia for the year.

In 2016, Fourlis commenced the year at the Perth $25,000, where she qualified en route to winning her first title.[1] She played a number of events across Australia and Great Britain, with limited success. She ended the 2016 season with a ranking of 427.

2017: Grand Slam debutEdit

Fourlis was given a wild card into the 2017 Hobart International, losing to Kirsten Flipkens in the opening round. She made her Grand Slam debut at the Australian Open after winning the Wildcard Playoff. She defeated Anna Tatishvili before losing to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the second round. In February and March, Fourlis competed on the Australian ITF circuit, reaching the quarterfinals in Launceston. In May, she competed in Wiesbaden, Dunakeszi before winning an Australian wild-card play off[2] into the French Open, losing to former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki 4–6, 6–3, 6–2. After the French Open, Fourlis took three months off to focus on her 'Year 12 studies', returning to the Australian ITF circuit in September,[3] where she reached the quarterfinals in both Penrith and Brisbane. In December, Fourlis won the Under-18 Australian Championships and an 2018 Australian Open main-draw wild card.[4]

2018: Top 200Edit

Fourlis was given a wild card into the Hobart International where she defeated Nina Stojanović,[5] before losing to Heather Watson in round two. At the Australian Open, she lost to Olivia Rogowska in the first round. In April, Fourlis won her second and third ITF titles.[6] In June, her ranking peaked inside the world's top 200.[7] Fourlis ended the year with a singles ranking of 206.

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (3–0)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (2–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 14 February 2016 Perth, Australia Hard   Jang Su-jeong 6–4, 2–6, 7–6(7–1)
Winner 2. 1 April 2018 Canberra, Australia Clay   Ellen Perez 6–3, 6–2
Winner 3. 29 April 2018 Pula, Italy Clay   Anastasia Grymalska 6–4, 4–6, 6–0

Grand Slam performance timelineEdit

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Australian Open A 2R 1R Q1 1–2
French Open A 1R A 0–1
Wimbledon A A Q1 0–0
US Open A A Q3 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–3
Year-end ranking 427 325 206

Playing styleEdit

Fourlis is an offensive baseliner and has a powerful forehand which she uses to try to dictate play from the back of the court. Her backhand and serve are reliable. She covers the court well. When she plays, she looks to use her forehand to finish off points.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BIGGEST MOVERS: FOURLIS SOARS AFTER FIRST PRO WIN". Tennis Australia. 23 February 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  2. ^ "FOURLIS FLIES INTO FRENCH OPEN". Tennis Australia. 21 May 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  3. ^ "FIVE MINUTES WITH … JAIMEE FOURLIS". Tennis Australia. 6 October 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  4. ^ "FOURLIS WINS 18/U TITLE FOR AUSTRALIAN OPEN WILDCARD". Tennis Austrlaia. 9 December 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Aussie Fourlis gets opening Hobart win". SBS. 8 January 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  6. ^ "ITF TITLES FOR FOURLIS, RODIONOVA IN EUROPE". Tennis Australia. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  7. ^ "BIGGEST MOVERS: EBDEN CRACKS TOP 60". Tennis Australia. 19 June 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018.

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