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Kristie Hyerim Ahn (born June 15, 1992) is an American professional tennis player.

Kristie Ahn
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Full nameKristie Hyerim Ahn
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceUpper Saddle River, New Jersey
Born (1992-06-15) June 15, 1992 (age 27)
Flushing Meadows, New York
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)[1]
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$548,241
Singles
Career record216–149 (59.18%)
Career titles0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest ranking87 (September 30, 2019)
Current ranking87 (September 30, 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2018)
French OpenQ2 (2016)
Wimbledon1R (2019)
US Open4R (2019)
Doubles
Career record54–51 (51.43%)
Career titles0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking199 (April 24, 2017)
Current ranking344 (August 26, 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonQ1 (2017)
US Open1R (2009, 2017)
Last updated on: September 2, 2019.

She has won seven singles titles and two doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 9 September 2019, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 93. Her first appearance at a Grand Slam tournament was at the age of 16 at the 2008 U.S. Open.[2] In 2019, she was given a wild card bid[3] and reached the fourth round of the U.S. Open where she became the first Asian American to make the round of 16 at a Grand Slam tournament since Lilia Osterloh accomplished the feat in 2000.

Ahn is of Korean descent and was born in Flushing Hospital lived in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.[4] She graduated from Stanford University in 2014 with a degree in Science, Technology and Society.

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 13 (7 titles, 6 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 / $60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (6–4)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 May 2008 ITF Landisville, USA 10,000 Hard   Rebecca Marino 6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Win 2–0 Jun 2008 ITF Houston, USA 10,000 Hard (i)   Chan Chin-wei 7–6(7), 0–6, 7–6(2)
Win 3–0 Mar 2009 ITF Hammond, USA 25,000 Hard   Sophie Ferguson 0–6, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 3–1 May 2010 ITF Carson, USA 50,000 Clay   CoCo Vandeweghe 1–6, 3–6
Win 4–1 May 2015 ITF Changwon, South Korea 25,000 Hard   Lee Ye-ra 6–3, 3–2 ret.
Win 5–1 Aug 2015 ITF Winnipeg, Canada 25,000 Hard   Sharon Fichman 6–2, 7–5
Loss 5–2 Apr 2016 ITF Changwon, South Korea 25,000 Hard   Susanne Celik 2–6, 0–6
Loss 5–3 Nov 2016 ITF Scottsdale, USA 50,000 Hard   Beatriz Haddad Maia 6–7(4), 6–7(2)
Win 6–3 Apr 2017 ITF Dothan, USA 60,000 Clay   Amanda Anisimova 1–6, 6–2, 6–2
Loss 6–4 May 2017 ITF Saint-Gaudens, France 60,000 Clay   Richèl Hogenkamp 2–6, 4–6
Win 7–4 Nov 2017 ITF Tyler, USA 80,000 Hard   Danielle Collins 6–4, 6–4
Loss 7–5 Aug 2018 ITF Landisville, USA 60,000 Hard   Madison Brengle 4–6, 0–1 ret.
Loss 7–6 Feb 2019 ITF Rancho Santa Fe, USA 25,000 Hard   Nicole Gibbs 3–6, 3–6

Doubles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 May 2010 ITF Raleigh, USA 50,000 Clay   Nicole Gibbs   Alexandra Mueller
  Ahsha Rolle
6–3, 6–2
Loss 1–1 Aug 2015 ITF Winnipeg, Canada 25,000 Hard   Lorraine Guillermo   Sharon Fichman
  Jovana Jakšić
2–6, 1–6
Loss 1–2 Oct 2015 ITF Toronto, Canada 50,000 Hard (i)   Fanny Stollár   Sharon Fichman
  Maria Sanchez
2–6, 7–6(6), [6–10]
Win 2–2 Apr 2017 ITF Indian Harbour Beach, USA 80,000 Clay   Quinn Gleason   Laura Pigossi
  Renata Zarazúa
6–3, 6–2
Loss 2–3 Apr 2017 ITF Dothan, USA 60,000 Clay   Lizette Cabrera   Emina Bektas
  Sanaz Marand
3–6, 6–1, [2–10]
Loss 2–4 May 2019 ITF Fukuoka, Japan 60,000 Carpet   Alison Bai   Naomi Broady
  Heather Watson
w/o

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; (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

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are included in Win–Loss records.

This table is current through the 2019 China Open.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A A Q1 A 1R Q2 0 / 1 0–1 0%
French Open A A A A A A A A Q2 Q2 Q1 Q1 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Wimbledon A A A A A A A A A Q3 Q2 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
US Open 1R Q2 A A A A A A Q3 Q2 Q2 4R 0 / 2 3–2 60%
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–2 0 / 4 3–4 43%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A A A A A A A A A Q2 A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Miami Open A A A A A A A A A A Q1 A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Madrid Open NH A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
China Open NT1 A A A A A A A A Q1 A Q1 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Doha Open A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Italian Open A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Canadian Open A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Cincinnati Open NT1 A A A A A A A A A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Tokyo / Wuhan Open A A A A A A A A A Q1 A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Career statistics
Tournaments 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 6 6 19
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 4–5 1–6 9–6 0 / 19 14–19 61%
Year-end Ranking 443 345 507 704 719 650 208 220 106 196 $853,116


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Women's Tennis - 2013-14 Women's Tennis Roster". Stanford University Athletics - Official Athletics Website. Stanford University. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  2. ^ Rothenberg, Ben (2019-09-02). "For Kristie Ahn, Kind Words From Deep in Her Past". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  3. ^ "Surprising American wild card Kristie Ahn soaking in her US Open run". ESPN.com. 2019-09-02. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  4. ^ Lewis, Brian (2019-09-03). "Kristie Ahn keeps her career alive despite US Open defeat". New York Post. Retrieved 2019-09-04.

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