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Samantha Crawford (born February 18, 1995) is an inactive American tennis player.

Samantha Crawford
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Country (sports) United States
Born (1995-02-18) February 18, 1995 (age 24)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Prize money$573,320
Singles
Career record145–131
Career titles1 ITF
Highest ranking98 (11 July 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2017)
French Open1R (2016)
Wimbledon2R (2016)
US Open1R (2012, 2015, 2016)
Doubles
Career record66–57
Career titles5 ITF
Highest ranking216 (13 July 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open1R (2011, 2012, 2014, 2016)
Last updated on: 6 September 2019.

Crawford has won one singles and five doubles titles on the ITF circuit. In July 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 98. On July 13, 2015, she peaked at number 216 in the WTA doubles rankings.

As a junior, Atlanta-born Crawford won the girls' singles title at the 2012 US Open, defeating Anett Kontaveit in the final.

CareerEdit

2012Edit

Crawford received a wild card into the qualifying of the US Open. She got into the competition with wins over Irina Khromacheva and Marie-Ève Pelletier, and played Eleni Daniilidou for a spot in the main draw, winning in three sets. In her first women's Grand Slam main-draw appearance, Crawford lost to fellow teenager Laura Robson.

2015Edit

In 2015, Crawford came into the US Open by winning the Wild Card Challenge, a three-week series of hard-court events played out on the USTA Pro Circuit.[1]

2016Edit

At the Brisbane International, Crawford caused an upset by defeating top-15 player Belinda Bencic in the second round. She subsequently went on to reach her first WTA semifinal, where she lost to former world No. 1 and eventual champion, Victoria Azarenka, in straight sets.[2]

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (1–4)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–2)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. July 15, 2012 $50,000 Yakima, United States Hard   Shelby Rogers 4–6, 7–6(3), 3–6
Runner-up 2. January 18, 2015 $25,000 Plantation, United States Clay   Sachia Vickery 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. May 17, 2015 $25,000 Raleigh, United States Clay   Julia Boserup 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. August 2, 2015 $50,000 Lexington, United States Hard   Nao Hibino 2–6, 1–6
Winner 1. November 15, 2015 $50,000 Scottsdale, United States Hard   Viktorija Golubic 6–3, 4–6, 6–2

Doubles (5–2)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (5–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. July 14, 2012 $50,000 Yakima, United States Hard   Madison Keys   Xu Yifan
  Zhou Yimiao
6–3, 2–6, [12–10]
Winner 2. February 24, 2013 $25,000 Surprise, United States Hard   Sachia Vickery   Emily Harman
  Xu Yifan
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]
Winner 3. February 15, 2014 $25,000 Rancho Santa Fe, United States Hard   Xu Yifan   Danielle Lao
  Keri Wong
3–6, 6–2, [12–10]
Runner-up 1. July 19, 2014 $50,000 Carson, United States Hard   Sachia Vickery   Michaëlla Krajicek
  Olivia Rogowska
6–7(4), 1–6
Winner 4. February 28, 2015 $25,000 Rancho Santa Fe, United States Hard   Asia Muhammad   İpek Soylu
  Nina Stojanović
6–0, 6–3
Winner 5. June 27, 2015 $25,000 Baton Rouge, United States Hard   Emily Harman   Storm Sanders
  Chanel Simmonds
7–6(4), 6–1
Runner-up 2. November 6, 2016 $50,000 Scottsdale, United States Hard   Melanie Oudin   Ingrid Neel
  Taylor Townsend
4–6, 3–6

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' singlesEdit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 2012 US Open Hard   Anett Kontaveit 7–5, 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Crawford wins challenge earns US Open wild card". USTA. August 3, 2015. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  2. ^ Lutton, Phil (January 9, 2016). "Brisbane International 2016: Victoria Azarenka continues comeback after booking spot in final". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved March 24, 2016.

External linksEdit