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Tessah Andrianjafitrimo (born 11 October 1998) is a French professional 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 20)
Montpellier, France
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachTeddy Andrianjafitrimo
Prize money$174,122
Singles
Career record138-105
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 243 (7 August 2017)
Current rankingNo. 341 (13 May 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open1R (2016, 2017)
Doubles
Career record33-46
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 389 (2 July 2018)
Current rankingNo. 476 (13 May 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (2016, 2017, 2018)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open1R (2018)
Last updated on: 17 May 2019.

On 7 August 2017, Andrianjafitrimo reached her highest WTA singles ranking of world number 243. On 2 July 2018, she peaked at world number 389 in the WTA doubles rankings. Andrianjafitrimo has won three singles titles and two doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit.

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Personal lifeEdit

Tessah Andrianjafitrimo's father, Teddy Andrianjafitrimo, was born in Madagascar. Teddy was an excellent, amateur tennis player. He was a tennis champion of Madagascar and Africa. He did not become a professional tennis player because he lacked the financial support to do so. Teddy immigrated to France and worked as a tennis club coach. Teddy 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 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 at the $25,000 indoor hardcourt tournament held in September 2013 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 Women's Circuit tournaments in 2013 and 2014.[3]

2015-2016Edit

Andrianjafitrimo made her WTA Tour and Grand Slam singles debut at the 2015 French Open women's singles qualifying event thanks to a wild card, where she defeated Patricia Mayr-Achleitner in the first round before losing to Olivia Rogowska in the second round.

Andrianjafitrimo made her WTA Tour singles main draw debut at the 2015 BGL Luxembourg Open thanks to a wild card, losing her first round match to Tatjana Maria. Three weeks later, Andrianjafitrimo made her WTA 125K series singles debut at the 2015 Open de Limoges; she entered the singles main draw as a wild card and lost her first round match to Carina Witthöft.

Andrianjafitrimo received a wild card for the women's 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 in the first round. She also played in the girls' singles of the 2016 French Open, where she was defeated in the second round of the main draw by the Italian Lucrezia Stefanini.

2019Edit

At the 2019 French Open, Andrianjafitrimo failed to convert two match points in the third set of the singles qualifying first round match against Rebecca Marino; Marino eventually won the match 6-7(5-7), 6-4, 7-5.[4]

ITF finals (5-4)Edit

Singles (3–3)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (2–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 2 August 2015 $10,000 Valladolid, Spain Hard   María José Luque Moreno 2–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 12 December 2015 $25,000 Lagos, Nigeria Hard   Tadeja Majerič 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 24 April 2016 $10,000 Pula, Italy Clay   Jasmine Paolini 1–0 retired
Winner 2. 7 August 2016 $10,000 Vinkovci, Croatia Clay   Ivania Martinich 6–4, 6–1
Winner 3. 23 April 2017 $15,000 Hammamet, Tunisia Clay   Camilla Scala 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 10 December 2017 $25,000 Nules, Spain Clay   Isabelle Wallace 1–6, 6–4, 3–6

Doubles (2–1)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 12 December 2014 $10,000 Djibouti, Djibouti Hard   Ashmitha Easwaramurthi   Magali Kempen
  Wang Xiyao
3–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Winner 2. 22 February 2015 $10,000 Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia Hard   Anna Blinkova   Arabela Fernández Rabener
  Eva Wacanno
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 1. 10 March 2017 $25,000 Mildura, Australia 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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