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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 22)
Morristown, New Jersey
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Prize money$978,540
Singles
Career record166–142
Career titles3 ITF
Highest ranking58 (October 24, 2016)
Current ranking378 (January 8, 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2017)
French Open2R (2016)
Wimbledon1R (2016)
US Open1R (2015, 2016)
Doubles
Career record55–57
Career titles2 ITF
Highest ranking184 (June 6, 2017)
Current ranking329 (January 8, 2019)
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: January 8, 2019.

Chirico, who comes from Harrison, New York,[1] has won three singles and two doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On October 24, 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 58. On November 10, 2014, she peaked at No. 210 in the doubles rankings.

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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 ninth seed Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets.

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

Singles: 8 (3–5)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 (2–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. May 21, 2012 $10,000 Sumter, United States Hard   Victoria Duval 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. February 18, 2013 $25,000 Surprise, United States Hard   Tara Moore 6–4, 6–3
Winner 2. June 9, 2014 $25,000 Padua, Italy Clay   Paula Cristina Gonçalves 6–2, 1–6, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 2. June 16, 2014 $25,000 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay   Elizaveta Kulichkova 5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 3. February 2, 2015 $100,000 Midland, United States Hard (i)   Tatjana Maria 2–6, 0–6
Winner 3. April 20, 2015 $50,000 Dothan, United States Clay   Katerina Stewart 7–6(7–1), 3–6, 7–6(7–1)
Runner-up 4. May 4, 2015 $50,000 Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay   Katerina Stewart 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 5. September 24, 2017 $100,000 Tampico, Mexico Hard   Irina Falconi 5–7, 7–6 (7–3) , 1–6

Doubles: 6 (2–4)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)
Outcome No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. February 4, 2013 $25,000 Rancho Mirage, United States Hard   Jan Abaza   Tara Moore
  Melanie South
6–4, 2–6, [10–12]
Winner 1. April 29, 2013 $50,000 Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay   Jan Abaza   Asia Muhammad
  Allie Will
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2. January 13, 2014 $25,000 Port St. Lucie, United States Clay   Jan Abaza   Réka Luca Jani
  Irina Khromacheva
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. June 2, 2014 $25,000 Brescia, Italy Clay   Asia Muhammad   Sanaz Marand
  Florencia Molinero
4–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Winner 2. June 16, 2014 $25,000 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay   Sanaz Marand   Jang Su-jeong
  Justyna Jegiołka
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 4. March 28, 2016 $50,000 Osprey, United States 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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