Louisa Chirico

Louisa Chirico (born May 16, 1996) is an American tennis player.

Louisa Chirico
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Chirico at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceWestchester, New York
Born (1996-05-16) May 16, 1996 (age 24)
Morristown, New Jersey
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Prize money$999,409
Singles
Career record196–158
Career titles3 ITF
Highest ranking58 (24 October 2016)
Current ranking378 (10 February 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2017)
French Open2R (2016)
Wimbledon1R (2016)
US Open1R (2015, 2016)
Doubles
Career record58–64
Career titles2 ITF
Highest ranking184 (6 June 2017)
Current ranking783 (10 February 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2017)
French Open1R (2016)
Wimbledon1R (2016)
US Open2R (2016)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2016)
Last updated on: 15 February 2020.

Chirico, who comes from Harrison, New York,[1] has won three singles and two doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 24 October 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 58. On 6 June 2017, she peaked at No. 184 in the doubles rankings.

Tennis careerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Partnering Jan Abaza, Chirico won her first $50,000 tournament at the 2013 Audi Melbourne Pro Tennis Classic, defeating Asia Muhammad and Allie Will in the final.

Chirico made her Grand Slam debut at the 2015 French Open after being awarded a wildcard into the event by the USTA.[2] She lost in the first round to the ninth seed Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets.

Chirico won her first WTA Tour match at the 2015 Citi Open where she defeated Heather Watson. She then beat the top-30 player Alizé Cornet in a third-set tie-break but lost to her compatriot Sloane Stephens in the quarterfinals.

2016–2018Edit

In May 2016, Chirico won five qualifier and main-draw matches at the Madrid Open to reach the semifinals.[3] Later that month, she reached the main draw of the French Open through three qualifying wins and made it through to the second round.[4]

After reaching a career-high ranking of 58 in October 2016, Chirico dropped outside the top 500 in September 2018.[5]

WTA 125 Series finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner–up)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2015 Open de Limoges, France Hard (i)   Caroline Garcia 1–6, 3–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 9 (4 titles, 5 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–3)
Clay (3–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 May 2012 ITF Sumter, United States $10,000 Hard   Victoria Duval 6–4, 6–3
Loss 1–1 Feb 2013 ITF Surprise, United States $25,000 Hard   Tara Moore 6–4, 6–3
Win 2–1 Jun 2014 ITF Padua, Italy $25,000 Clay   Paula Cristina Gonçalves 6–2, 1–6, 7–6(7–3)
Loss 2–2 Jun 2014 ITF Lenzerheide, Switzerland $25,000 Clay   Elizaveta Kulichkova 5–7, 2–6
Loss 2–3 Feb 2015 ITF Midland, United States $100,000 Hard (i)   Tatjana Maria 2–6, 0–6
Win 3–3 Apr 2015 ITF Dothan, United States $50,000 Clay   Katerina Stewart 7–6(7–1), 3–6, 7–6(7–1)
Loss 3–4 May 2015 ITF Indian Harbour Beach, United States $50,000 Clay   Katerina Stewart 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Loss 3–5 Sep 2017 ITF Tampico, Mexico $100,000+H Hard   Irina Falconi 5–7, 7–6 (7–3) , 1–6
Win 4–5 Mar 2019 ITF Sao Paulo, Brasil W25 Clay   Danka Kovinic 6–0, 6–2

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

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (2–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2013 ITF Rancho Mirage, United States $25,000 Hard   Jan Abaza   Tara Moore
  Melanie South
6–4, 2–6, [10–12]
Win 1–1 Apr 2013 ITF Indian Harbour Beach, United States $50,000 Clay   Jan Abaza   Asia Muhammad
  Allie Will
6–4, 6–4
Loss 1–2 Jan 2014 ITF Port St. Lucie, United States $25,000 Clay   Jan Abaza   Réka Luca Jani
  Irina Khromacheva
4–6, 4–6
Loss 1–3 Jun 2014 ITF Brescia, Italy $25,000 Clay   Asia Muhammad   Sanaz Marand
  Florencia Molinero
4–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Win 2–3 Jun 2014 ITF Lenzerheide, Switzerland $25,000 Clay   Sanaz Marand   Jang Su-jeong
  Justyna Jegiołka
6–3, 6–4
Loss 2–4 Mar 2016 ITF Osprey, United States $50,000 Clay   Katerina Stewart   Asia Muhammad
  Taylor Townsend
1–6, 7–6(7–5), [4–10]

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Australian Open A A Q2 A 1R Q1 0–1
French Open A A 1R 2R 1R A 1–3
Wimbledon A A Q3 1R Q1 A 0–1
US Open Q3 Q2 1R 1R Q2 A 0–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–0 1–7

Personal lifeEdit

Chirico is of Korean descent through her mother.[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Heyman, Brian (April 13, 2013). "Louisa Chirico courting her dream". The Journal News. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
  2. ^ "New York teen Chirico earns USTA's French Open wild card". tennis.com. May 10, 2015. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  3. ^ Rothenberg, Ben (May 5, 2016). "With Rare Comfort on the Clay Court, a Teenager Leaves Her Mark". The New York Times. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  4. ^ Burton, Edwin (May 20, 2016). "Pair of Americans reach French Open main draw". The Daily Progress. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  5. ^ "Ranking history of Louisa Chirico". CoreTennis.net. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  6. ^ Louisa Chirico [@Louisa_Chirico] (15 September 2016). "Fun Fact: I am 1/2 Korean 💃🏻" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  7. ^ http://www.wtatennis.com/news/insider-qa-louisa-chirico

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