Kristie Ahn

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, United States
Born (1992-06-15) June 15, 1992 (age 28)
Flushing, New York, United States
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)[1]
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 931,578
Singles
Career record226–159 (58.7%)
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 87 (September 30, 2019)
Current rankingNo. 96 (March 16, 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2018, 2020)
French Open1R (2020)
Wimbledon1R (2019)
US Open4R (2019)
Doubles
Career record55–52 (51.4%)
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 199 (April 24, 2017)
Current rankingNo. 264 (March 16, 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonQ1 (2017)
US Open1R (2009, 2017)
Last updated on: May 9, 2020.

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 US Open.[2] In 2019, she was given a wild card bid[3] and reached the fourth round of the US Open where she became the first Asian American woman 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, having later lived in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.[4] She graduated from Stanford University in 2014 with a degree in Science, Technology and Society. She played on the Stanford women’s tennis team from 2010 to 2014 and was All-American in singles, ITA National Rookie of the Year, and Pac-10 Championships singles champion.[5]

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.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.

SinglesEdit

Current after the 2020 season.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010
15
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q1 A 1R Q2 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
French Open A A A Q2 Q2 Q1 Q1 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Wimbledon A A A A Q3 Q2 1R NH 0 / 1 0–1 0%
US Open 1R Q2 A Q3 Q2 Q2 4R 1R 0 / 3 3–3 50%
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–2 0–3 0 / 7 3–7 30%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A A A A Q2 A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Miami Open A A A A A Q1 A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
China Open NT1 A A A Q1 A Q1 NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Premier 5 tournaments
Cincinnati Open NT1 A A A A A Q1 Q2 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open A A A A Q1 A A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Career statistics
Tournaments 1 0 0 0 5 6 7 5 Career total: 25
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 0
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career total: 0
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–5 1–6 9–7 0–5 0 / 25 14–25 36%
Year-end ranking 443 345 * 220 106 196 91 $1,069,413

Notes

  • *2010: WTA Ranking–507, 2011: WTA Ranking–N/A, 2012: WTA Ranking–704, 2013: WTA Ranking–719, 2014: WTA Ranking–650, 2015: WTA Ranking–208.
  • Source[6]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

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

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 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, United States 10,000 Hard   Rebecca Marino 6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Win 2–0 Jun 2008 ITF Houston, United States 10,000 Hard (i)   Chan Chin-wei 7–6(7), 0–6, 7–6(2)
Win 3–0 Mar 2009 ITF Hammond, United States 25,000 Hard   Sophie Ferguson 0–6, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 3–1 May 2010 Carson Challenger, United States 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 Winnipeg Challenger, 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 Scottsdale Challenge, United States 50,000 Hard   Beatriz Haddad Maia 6–7(4), 6–7(2)
Win 6–3 Apr 2017 Dothan Pro Classic, United States 60,000 Clay   Amanda Anisimova 1–6, 6–2, 6–2
Loss 6–4 May 2017 Open Saint-Gaudens, France 60,000 Clay   Richèl Hogenkamp 2–6, 4–6
Win 7–4 Nov 2017 Pro Challenge Tyler, United States 80,000 Hard   Danielle Collins 6–4, 6–4
Loss 7–5 Aug 2018 ITF Landisville, United States 60,000 Hard   Madison Brengle 4–6, 0–1 ret.
Loss 7–6 Feb 2019 ITF Rancho Santa Fe, United States 25,000 Hard   Nicole Gibbs 3–6, 3–6

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

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 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, United States 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, United States 80,000 Clay   Quinn Gleason   Laura Pigossi
  Renata Zarazúa
6–3, 6–2
Loss 2–3 Apr 2017 ITF Dothan, United States 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

World TeamTennisEdit

Ahn will be making her World TeamTennis debut in 2020, and will be joining the Vegas Rollers for the team's second season, when the WTT season begins July 12 at The Greenbrier.[7]

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.
  5. ^ https://gostanford.com/sports/womens-tennis/roster/kristie-ahn/7258
  6. ^ "Player & Career overview".
  7. ^ "World TeamTennis Adds Stars Tiafoe, Puig, Roanic, Bouchard, & Sock As Rosters Set For 2020". WTT.com. June 16, 2020.

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