Tessah Andrianjafitrimo

Tessah Andrianjafitrimo (born 11 October 1998) is a French professional female tennis player of Malagasy descent.

Tessah Andrianjafitrimo
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French Open 2018
Country (sports) France
ResidenceNogaro, France
Born (1998-10-11) 11 October 1998 (age 22)
Montpellier, France
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachTeddy Andrianjafitrimo
Prize moneyUS$ 206,484
Singles
Career record175–132
Career titles4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 242 (14 October 2019)
Current rankingNo. 258 (31 August 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open1R (2016, 2017)
Doubles
Career record33–51
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 389 (2 July 2018)
Current rankingNo. 915 (31 August 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (2016, 2017, 2018, 2020)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open1R (2018)
Last updated on: 7 September 2020.

On 14 October 2019, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of No. 242. On 2 July 2018, she peaked at No. 389 in the WTA doubles rankings. Andrianjafitrimo has won four singles and two doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.

Personal lifeEdit

Her father, Teddy Andrianjafitrimo, was born in Madagascar. Teddy was an excellent amateur tennis player. A tennis champion of Madagascar and Africa, he did not become a professional tennis player because of lacking financial support to do so. Teddy immigrated to France and worked as a club coach; he is currently Tessah's coach. Tessah was born in Montpellier and has been living in Nogaro since 2010. She has two younger siblings.[1]

CareerEdit

JuniorEdit

Andrianjafitrimo started playing tennis when she was five years old. She was the 2014 national girls' champion of France in the 15-16 year-olds category.[1] She had a career-high ITF junior combined ranking of world No. 29, attained on 14 September 2015.[2]

2013–2014Edit

Andrianjafitrimo made her ITF Women's Circuit debut in September at the $25k indoor hardcourt tournament held in Clermont-Ferrand, France; she only entered that tournament's singles event, losing in the first qualifying round. She played a total of seven ITF Circuit tournaments in 2013 and 2014.[3]

2015–2016Edit

Andrianjafitrimo made her Grand Slam singles debut thanks to a wildcard at the 2015 French Open qualifying, where she defeated Patricia Mayr-Achleitner in the first round before losing to Olivia Rogowska.

She also made her WTA Tour singles main-draw debut at the BGL Luxembourg Open thanks to a wildcard, losing her first-round match to Tatjana Maria. Three weeks later, Andrianjafitrimo made her WTA 125K series singles debut at the Open de Limoges; she entered the singles main draw as a wildcard and lost her first-round match to Carina Witthöft.

Andrianjafitrimo received a wildcard for the singles main draw of the 2016 French Open (that was her Grand Slam singles main-draw debut), where she lost 0–6, 0–6 to the unseeded Wang Qiang. She also played in the girls' singles main draw of the French Open, where she was defeated in the second round by Lucrezia Stefanini.

2019Edit

At the French Open, Andrianjafitrimo failed to convert two match points in the third set of the singles qualifying first-round match against Rebecca Marino who won the match 6–7, 6–4, 7–5.[4]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 8 (4 titles, 4 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (3–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2015 ITF Valladolid, Spain 10,000 Hard   María José Luque Moreno 2–6, 2–6
Win 1–1 Dec 2015 ITF Lagos, Nigeria 25,000 Hard   Tadeja Majerič 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Loss 1–2 Apr 2016 ITF Pula, Italy 10,000 Clay   Jasmine Paolini 1–0 ret.
Win 2–2 Aug 2016 ITF Vinkovci, Croatia 10,000 Clay   Ivania Martinich 6–4, 6–1
Win 3–2 Apr 2017 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia 15,000 Clay   Camilla Scala 6–2, 6–4
Loss 3–3 Dec 2017 ITF Nules, Spain 25,000 Clay   Isabelle Wallace 1–6, 6–4, 3–6
Win 4–3 Jun 2019 ITF Périgueux, France 25,000 Clay   Alice Ramé 6–7(5), 6–2, 6–2
Loss 4–4 Sep 2019 ITF Pula, Italy 25,000 Clay   Yuki Naito 6–3, 5–7, 2–6

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner–up)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Dec 2014 ITF Djibouti City, Djibouti 10,000 Hard   Ashmitha Easwaramurthi   Magali Kempen
  Wang Xiyao
3–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Win 2–0 Feb 2015 ITF Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia 10,000 Hard   Anna Blinkova   Arabela Fernández Rabener
  Eva Wacanno
6–4, 6–0
Loss 2–1 Mar 2017 ITF Mildura, Australia 25,000 Grass   Shérazad Reix   Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
  Lu Jiajing
4–6, 6–1, [8–10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Tessah, la perle de Nogaro". La Dépêche du Midi. 24 August 2014.
  2. ^ "ITF juniors profile of Tessah Andrianjafitrimo". ITF.
  3. ^ "ITF pro circuit profile of Tessah Andrianjafitrimo". ITF.
  4. ^ "Rebecca Marino passe au deuxième tour des qualifications à Roland-Garros". Métro. 22 May 2019.

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