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Lauren Embree (born January 10, 1991) is an American professional tennis player.

Lauren Embree
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Lauren Embree 2009 at the U.S. Open junior tournament
Country (sports) United States
Born (1991-01-10) January 10, 1991 (age 28)
Naples, Florida
Turned pro2013
Prize money$93,863
Singles
Career record164 - 101
Career titles0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 232 (July 13, 2015)
Current rankingNo. 440 (January 29, 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open1R (2009)
US OpenQ2 (2009)
Doubles
Career record43 - 34
Career titles0 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 307 (June 10, 2013)
Current rankingNo. 1047 (January 29, 2018)

Born in Naples, Florida, Embree made her USTA Pro Circuit debut at the age of 16.[1] As a junior, she has competed in the 2006 U.S. Open Junior championships and reached the round of 16 at the 2009 Australian Open Junior Championships.

Embree graduated from Lely High School in Naples in 2009, and in May of the same year, she qualified as a wild card for the 2009 French Open, her first participation in a Grand Slam tournament. She lost to Nadia Petrova in the first round, and turned down a €15,000 prize to remain an amateur.

She accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where she played for coach Roland Thornqvist's Florida Gators women's tennis team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 2009 to 2013. Embree was a key member of the Gators' national championship teams that won the NCAA women's tennis tournament in 2011 and 2012. She graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in sports management in 2014.

Upon going pro, Lauren signed with athletic apparel brand Athletic DNA and became their first female pro.

ITF finals (7–10)Edit

Singles (2–7)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2–5)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. June 19, 2007 Fort Worth, United States Hard   Jelena Pandžić 4–6, 1–6
Winner 1. June 23, 2008 Wichita, United States Hard   Jamie Hampton 6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. July 29, 2013 Fort Worth, United States Hard   Miyu Kato 3–6, 6–1, 3–1 ret.
Runner-up 2. June 30, 2014 Todi, Italy Clay   Alice Savoretti 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. August 31, 2014 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Hard   Marcela Zacarías 3–6, 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up 4. September 13, 2014 Redding, United States Hard   Jennifer Brady 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 5. October 6, 2014 Rock Hill, United States Hard   CiCi Bellis 4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 6. June 21, 2015 Sumter, United States Hard   Mayo Hibi 4–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 11 June 2017 Bethany Beach, United States Clay   Danielle Collins 1–6, 0–6

Doubles (5–3)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (4–3)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. July 2, 2012 Denver, United States Hard   Nicole Gibbs   Marie-Ève Pelletier
  Shelby Rogers
3–6, 6–3, [10–12]
Runner-up 2. July 1, 2013 Sacramento, United States Hard   Robin Anderson   Naomi Broady
  Storm Sanders
3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. September 9, 2013 Redding, United States Hard   Robin Anderson   Jacqueline Cako
  Allie Kiick
6–4, 5–7, 10–7
Winner 2. September 13, 2014 Redding, United States Hard   Jennifer Brady   Alexandra Facey
  Kat Facey
6–3, 6–2
Winner 3. October 24, 2015 Brisbane, Australia Hard   Asia Muhammad   Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
  Varatchaya Wongteanchai
6–2, 4–6, [11–9]
Runner-up 3. November 2, 2015 Canberra, Australia Hard   Asia Muhammad   Misa Eguchi
  Eri Hozumi
6–7(13–15), 6–1, [12–14]
Winner 4. November 14, 2015 Bendigo, Australia Hard   Asia Muhammad   Natela Dzalamidze
  Hiroko Kuwata
7–5, 6–3
Winner 5. February 11, 2017 Manacor, Spain Clay   Alexa Guarachi   Jaeda Daniel
  Quinn Gleason
6–1, 7–5

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