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

Samantha Crawford
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Full nameSamantha Crawford
Country (sports) United States
Born (1995-02-18) February 18, 1995 (age 24)
Atlanta, United States
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Prize moneyUS$573,320
Singles
Career record138–118
Career titles1 ITF
Highest ranking98 (11 July 2016)
Current ranking192 (1 July 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2017)
French Open1R (2016)
Wimbledon2R (2016)
US Open1R (2012, 2015, 2016)
Doubles
Career record66–56
Career titles5 ITF
Highest ranking216 (13 July 2015)
Current ranking365 (1 July 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open1R (2011, 2012, 2014, 2016)
Last updated on: 1 July 2017.

Crawford has won one singles and five doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On July 11, 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 98. On July 13, 2015, she peaked at world number 216 in the doubles rankings.

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

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CareerEdit

2012Edit

Crawford received a wildcard into the 2012 US Open – Women's Singles Qualifying. She got to the qualifying competition with wins over Irina Khromacheva and Marie-Ève Pelletier. She 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 earned a wild card into the 2015 US Open by winning the US Open Wild Card Challenge, a three-week series of hard-court events played out on the USTA Pro Circuit.[1]

2016Edit

At the 2016 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 number one and eventual champion Victoria Azarenka in straight sets.[2]

ITF finals (6–6)Edit

Singles (1–4)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–2)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. July 9, 2012 $50,000 Yakima, United States Hard   Shelby Rogers 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 3–6
Runner-up 2. January 12, 2015 $25,000 Plantation, United States Clay   Sachia Vickery 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. May 11, 2015 $25,000 Raleigh, United States Clay   Julia Boserup 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. July 27, 2015 $50,000 Lexington, United States Hard   Nao Hibino 2–6, 1–6
Winner 1. November 9, 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
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (5–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. July 9, 2012 $50,000 Yakima, United States Hard   Madison Keys   Xu Yifan
  Zhou Yimiao
6–3, 2–6, [12–10]
Winner 2. February 18, 2013 $25,000 Surprise, United States Hard   Sachia Vickery   Emily Harman
  Xu Yifan
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]
Winner 3. February 10, 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 14, 2014 $50,000 Carson, United States Hard   Sachia Vickery   Michaëlla Krajicek
  Olivia Rogowska
6–7(4–7), 1–6
Winner 4. February 23, 2015 $25,000 Rancho Santa Fe, United States Hard   Asia Muhammad   İpek Soylu
  Nina Stojanović
6–0, 6–3
Winner 5. June 22, 2015 $25,000 Baton Rouge, United States Hard   Emily Harman   Storm Sanders
  Chanel Simmonds
7–6(7–4), 6–1
Runner-up 2. October 31, 2016 $50,000 Scottsdale, United States Hard   Melanie Oudin   Ingrid Neel
  Taylor Townsend
4–6, 3–6

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