Asia Muhammad

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Asia Muhammad
Muhammad WMQ19 (7).jpg
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada
Born (1991-04-04) April 4, 1991 (age 29)
Long Beach, California
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro2007
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 917,688
Singles
Career record292–241 (54.8%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 124 (24 April 2017)
Current rankingNo. 191 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2020)
WimbledonQ3 (2017)
US Open1R (2008, 2018, 2020)
Doubles
Career record320–172 (65.0%)
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 37 (5 August 2019)
Current rankingNo. 49 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2019)
French OpenQF (2020)
Wimbledon1R (2017, 2018, 2019)
US OpenSF (2020)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open2R (2019)
Wimbledon2R (2019)
US Open1R (2014)
Last updated on: 30 April 2020.

Asia Muhammad (born April 4, 1991 in Long Beach) is an American tennis player who turned professional in 2007.[1]

Her favorite surface is the hard court. She has won five doubles titles on the WTA Tour, one doubles title on the WTA Challenger Circuit as well as ten singles and thirty-three doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. Asia is coached by NCAA Champion Tim Blenkiron, owner of the NO QUIT Tennis Academy where Asia trains. Blenkiron started coaching Asia when she was a child in Andre Agassi’s TEAM AGASSI tennis and Education program in Las Vegas where Muhammad developed into one of the best junior players in the world and America. Her first big break was reaching the finals of the Tennis Channel Open at the age of sixteen.

Personal life[edit]

Her younger brother Shabazz Muhammad currently plays for the Shanxi Brave Dragons in the Chinese Basketball Association.[2] She is the niece of former Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings receiver Stephone Paige. Asia was born in Long Beach, California to Ron Holmes and Faye Muhammad. Ron Holmes was a 6-foot-5-inch (1.96 m) standout, four-year starting point guard for the USC Trojans men's basketball program in the 1980s. He played under the names of Ronald Muhammad, Ron Shabazz and Rashad Muhammad but settled on Ron Holmes after never finishing his religious conversion to Islam. Muhammad's mother, Faye, was a point guard and track star at Long Beach State.[1][2]

Grand Slam performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2008 2009 2010
13
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 W–L
Australian Open A A A A A A 1R A 3R 2R 3–3
French Open A A A A A 1R 1R A 1R 0–3
Wimbledon A A A A A A 1R 1R 1R NH 0–3
US Open 1R 1R A 1R 2R QF 2R 3R 1R SF 7–8
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 3–2 1–4 2–2 2–4 1–1 10–17

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles: 5 (5 titles)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (5–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–0)
Grass (1–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2015 Rosmalen Championships,
Netherlands
International Grass Germany Laura Siegemund Serbia Jelena Janković
Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
6–3, 7–5
Win 2–0 Sep 2016 Guangzhou Open,
China
International Hard China Peng Shuai Belarus Olga Govortsova
Belarus Vera Lapko
6–2, 7–6(7–3)
Win 3–0 Sep 2018 Tournoi de Québec,
Canada
International Carpet (i) United States Maria Sanchez Croatia Darija Jurak
Switzerland Xenia Knoll
6–4, 6–3
Win 4–0 Apr 2019 Monterrey Open,
Mexico
International Hard United States Maria Sanchez Australia Monique Adamczak
Australia Jessica Moore
7–6(7–2), 6–4
Win 5–0 Jan 2020 Auckland Open,
New Zealand
International Hard United States Taylor Townsend United States Serena Williams
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
6–4, 6–4

WTA 125 series finals[edit]

Doubles: 4 (1 title, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2016 WTA Honolulu, United States Hard United States Nicole Gibbs Japan Eri Hozumi
Japan Miyu Kato
7–6(7–3), 3–6, [8–10]
Loss 0–2 Nov 2017 WTA Honolulu, United States Hard Japan Eri Hozumi Chinese Taipei Hsieh Shu-ying
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
1–6, 6–7(3–7)
Loss 0–3 Sep 2018 WTA Chicago, United States Hard United States Maria Sanchez Germany Mona Barthel
Czech Republic Kristýna Plíšková
3–6, 2–6
Win 1–3 Mar 2020 WTA Indian Wells, United States Hard United States Taylor Townsend United States Caty McNally
United States Jessica Pegula
6–4, 6–4

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 14 (10 titles, 4 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000 (1–2) / $60,000 tournaments (3–0)
$25,000 tournaments (5–2)
$10,000 tournaments (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (8–4)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2007 ITF Houston, United States 10,000 Hard (i) Croatia Jelena Pandžić 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
W 1–1 Mar 2008 ITF Las Vegas, United States 50,000 Hard France Camille Pin 4–6, 1–6
Win 2–1 May 2013 ITF Raleigh, United States 25,000 Clay United States Chalena Scholl 6–2, 6–2
Win 3–1 Nov 2015 ITF Canberra, Australia 50,000 Hard Japan Eri Hozumi 6–4, 6–3
Loss 3–2 Oct 2016 ITF Bendigo, Australia 50,000 Hard Japan Risa Ozaki 3–6, 3–6
Win 4–2 Feb 2017 ITF Burnie, Australia 60,000 Hard Australia Arina Rodionova 6–2, 6–1
Loss 4–3 Oct 2017 ITF Brisbane, Australia 25,000 Hard Australia Kimberly Birrell 6–4, 3–6, 2–6
Loss 4–4 Feb 2018 ITF Launceston, Australia 25,000 Hard United Kingdom Gabriella Taylor 3–6, 4–6
Win 5–4 Feb 2018 ITF Rancho Santa Fe, United States 25,000 Hard Japan Kurumi Nara 6–4, 2–6, 7–6(7–3)
Win 6–4 Aug 2018 ITF Lexington, United States 60,000 Hard United States Ann Li 7–5, 6–1
Win 7–4 Sep 2018 ITF Templeton, United States 60,000 Hard Bulgaria Sesil Karatantcheva 2–6, 6–4, 6–3
Win 8–4 Sep 2019 ITF Cairns, Australia 25,000 Hard Slovakia Zuzana Zlochová 6–2, 6–2
Win 9–4 Oct 2019 ITF Brisbane, Australia 25,000 Hard Australia Maddison Inglis 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Win 10–4 Feb 2020 ITF Launceston, Australia 25,000 Hard Australia Destanee Aiava 6–4, 6–3

Doubles: 52 (33 titles, 19 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (3–2)
$75,000 (2–0) / $80,000 tournaments (3–0)
$50,000 (12–7) / $60,000 tournaments (5–1)
$25,000 tournaments (7–8)
$15,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (20–9)
Clay (10–8)
Grass (1–2)
Carpet (2–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2009 ITF Szczecin, Poland 25,000 Clay United States Christina McHale Czech Republic Michaela Paštiková
Slovakia Lenka Tvarošková
2–6, 5–7
Loss 0–2 Apr 2010 ITF Osprey, United States 25,000 Clay United States Madison Brengle Argentina María Irigoyen
Argentina Florencia Molinero
1–6, 6–7(3–7)
Win 1–2 Oct 2010 ITF Troy, United States 50,000 Hard United States Madison Brengle Russia Alina Jidkova
Germany Laura Siegemund
6–2, 6–4
Loss 1–3 May 2011 ITF Raleigh, United States 50,000 Clay United States Beatrice Capra Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
Canada Sharon Fichman
1–6, 3–6
Win 2–3 May 2011 ITF Carson, United States 50,000 Hard United States Alexandra Mueller United States Christina Fusano
United States Yasmin Schnack
6–2, 6–3
Win 3–3 Jul 2011 ITF Waterloo, Canada 50,000 Clay United States Alexandra Mueller Canada Eugenie Bouchard
United States Megan Moulton-Levy
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]
Win 4–3 Sep 2011 ITF Albuquerque, United States 75,000 Hard United States Alexa Glatch United States Grace Min
United States Melanie Oudin
4–6, 6–3, [10–2]
Loss 4–4 May 2012 ITF Raleigh, United States 25,000 Clay United States Alexandra Mueller Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
4–6, 6–4, [5–10]
Win 5–4 Jun 2012 ITF Sacramento, United States 50,000 Hard United States Yasmin Schnack United States Kaitlyn Christian
United States Maria Sanchez
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Win 6–4 Sep 2012 ITF Albuquerque, United States 75,000 Hard United States Yasmin Schnack United States Irina Falconi
United States Maria Sanchez
6–2, 1–6, [12–10]
Win 7–4 Feb 2013 ITF Rancho Santa Fe, United States 25,000 Hard United States Allie Will United States Anamika Bhargava
United States Macall Harkins
6–1, 6–4
Loss 7–5 May 2013 ITF Indian Harbour Beach, United States 50,000 Clay United States Allie Will United States Jan Abaza
United States Louisa Chirico
4–6, 4–6
Win 8–5 May 2013 ITF Raleigh, United States 25,000 Clay United States Allie Will Australia Jessica Moore
Australia Sally Peers
6–3, 6–3
Loss 8–6 Jun 2013 ITF Marseille, France 100,000 Clay United States Allie Will Austria Sandra Klemenschits
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
6–1, 4–6, [5–10]
Loss 8–7 Oct 2013 ITF Rock Hill, United States 25,000 Hard United States Allie Kiick Colombia Mariana Duque-Marino
Argentina María Irigoyen
6–4, 6–7(5–7), [10–12]
Loss 8–8 Nov 2013 ITF New Braunfels, United States 50,000 Hard United States Taylor Townsend Georgia (country) Anna Tatishvili
United States CoCo Vandeweghe
6–3, 3–6, [11–13]
Loss 8–9 Jan 2014 ITF Daytona Beach, United States 25,000 Clay United States Allie Will United States Nicole Melichar
Serbia Teodora Mirčić
7–6(7–5), 6–7(1–7), [1–10]
Win 9–9 Apr 2014 ITF Charlottesville, United States 50,000 Clay United States Taylor Townsend United States Irina Falconi
United States Maria Sanchez
6–3, 6–1
Win 10–9 May 2014 ITF Indian Harbour Beach, United States 50,000 Clay United States Taylor Townsend United States Jan Abaza
United States Sanaz Marand
6–2, 6–1
Loss 10–10 Jun 2014 ITF Brescia, Italy 25,000 Clay United States Louisa Chirico United States Sanaz Marand
Argentina Florencia Molinero
4–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Win 11–10 Aug 2014 ITF Vancouver, Canada 100,000 Hard United States Maria Sanchez United States Jamie Loeb
United States Allie Will
6–3, 1–6, [10–8]
Loss 11–11 Sep 2014 ITF Las Vegas, United States 50,000 Hard United States Maria Sanchez Paraguay Verónica Cepede Royg
Argentina María Irigoyen
3–6, 7–5, [9–11]
Loss 11–12 Nov 2014 ITF Captiva Island, United States 50,000 Hard United States Maria Sanchez Canada Gabriela Dabrowski
United States Anna Tatishvili
3–6, 3–6
Win 12–12 Jan 2015 ITF Plantation, United States 25,000 Clay Russia Irina Khromacheva United States Jan Abaza
United States Sanaz Marand
6–2, 6–2
Win 13–12 Feb 2015 ITF Rancho Santa Fe, United States 25,000 Hard United States Samantha Crawford Turkey İpek Soylu
Serbia Nina Stojanović
6–0, 6–3
Loss 13–13 Oct 2015 ITF Cairns, Australia 25,000 Hard United States Jennifer Elie Australia Jessica Moore
Australia Storm Sanders
0–6, 3–6
Win 14–13 Oct 2015 ITF Cairns, Australia 25,000 Hard United States Lauren Embree Thailand Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
Thailand Varatchaya Wongteanchai
6–2, 4–6, [11–9]
Loss 14–14 Nov 2015 ITF Canberra, Australia 50,000 Hard United States Lauren Embree Japan Misa Eguchi
Japan Eri Hozumi
6–7(13–15), 6–1, [12–14]
Win 15–14 Nov 2015 ITF Bendigo, Australia 50,000 Hard United States Lauren Embree Russia Natela Dzalamidze
Japan Hiroko Kuwata
7–5, 6–3
Win 16–14 Jan 2016 ITF Maui, United States 50,000 Hard United States Maria Sanchez United States Jessica Pegula
United States Taylor Townsend
6–2, 3–6, [10–6]
Win 17–14 Feb 2016 ITF Rancho Santa Fe, United States 25,000 Hard United States Taylor Townsend United States Jessica Pegula
Canada Carol Zhao
6–3, 6–4
Win 18–14 Apr 2016 ITF Osprey, United States 50,000 Hard United States Taylor Townsend United States Louisa Chirico
United States Katerina Stewart
6–1, 6–7(5–7), [10–4]
Win 19–14 Apr 2016 ITF Pelham, United States 25,000 Clay United States Taylor Townsend United States Sophie Chang
United States Caitlin Whoriskey
6–2, 6–3
Win 20–14 Apr 2016 ITF Dothan, United States 50,000 Clay United States Taylor Townsend United States Caitlin Whoriskey
United States Keri Wong
6–0, 6–1
Win 21–14 Apr 2016 ITF Charlottesville, United States 50,000 Clay United States Taylor Townsend Russia Alexandra Panova
United States Shelby Rogers
7–6(7–4), 6–0
Loss 21–15 Jun 2016 ITF Eastbourne, United Kingdom 50,000 Grass United States Maria Sanchez China Yang Zhaoxuan
China Zhang Kailin
6–7(5–7), 1–6
Win 22–15 Oct 2016 ITF Bendigo, Australia 50,000 Hard Australia Arina Rodionova Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Risa Ozaki
6–4, 6–3
Win 23–15 Nov 2017 ITF Canberra, Australia 60,000 Hard Australia Arina Rodionova Australia Jessica Moore
Australia Ellen Perez
6–4, 6–4
Loss 23–16 Nov 2017 ITF Bendigo, Australia 60,000 Hard Australia Arina Rodionova Australia Alison Bai
Australia Zoe Hives
6–4, 4–6, [8–10]
Win 24–16 May 2018 ITF Fukuoka, Japan 60,000 Carpet United Kingdom Naomi Broady United Kingdom Tara Moore
Switzerland Amra Sadikovic
6–2, 6–0
Win 25–16 May 2018 ITF Kurume, Japan 60,000 Carpet United Kingdom Naomi Broady United Kingdom Katy Dunne
Papua New Guinea Abigail Tere-Apisah
6–2, 6–4
Loss 25–17 Jun 2018 ITF Manchester, Great Britain 100,000 Grass United Kingdom Naomi Broady Thailand Luksika Kumkhum
India Prarthana Thombare
6–7(5–7), 3–6
Win 26–17 Jun 2018 ITF Ilkley, Great Britain 100,000 Grass United States Maria Sanchez Russia Natela Dzalamidze
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva
4–6, 6–3, [10–1]
Win 27–17 Jul 2018 ITF Berkeley, United States 60,000 Hard United States Nicole Gibbs Australia Ellen Perez
United States Sabrina Santamaria
6–4, 6–1
Win 28–17 Sep 2018 ITF Templeton, United States 60,000 Hard United States Maria Sanchez United States Quinn Gleason
Brazil Luisa Stefani
6–7, 6–2, [10–8]
Win 29–17 Nov 2018 ITF Tyler, United States 80,000 Hard United States Nicole Gibbs United States Desirea Krawczyk
Mexico Giuliana Olmos
3–6, 6–3, [14–12]
Win 30–17 Nov 2018 ITF Las Vegas, United States 80,000 Hard United States Maria Sanchez United States Sophie Chang
United States Alexandra Mueller
6–3, 6–4
Win 31–17 Apr 2019 ITF Charlottesville, United States 80,000 Clay United States Taylor Townsend Czech Republic Lucie Hradecka
Poland Katarzyna Kawa
4–6, 7–5 [10–3]
Win 32–17 May 2019 ITF Charleston, United States 100,000 Clay United States Taylor Townsend United States Madison Brengle
United States Lauren Davis
6–2, 6–2
Loss 32–18 Sep 2019 ITF Cairns, Australia 25,000 Hard Australia Maddison Inglis New Zealand Emily Fanning
Australia Abbie Myers
6–2, 6–7(2-7), [7–10]
Win 33–18 Nov 2019 ITF Playford, Australia 60,000 Hard Australia Storm Sanders United Kingdom Naiktha Bains
Slovakia Tereza Mihalikova
6–3, 6–4
Loss 33–19 Jan 2020 ITF Burnie, Australia 60,000 Hard United States Desirae Krawczyk New Zealand Ellen Perez
Australia Storm Sanders
3–6, 2–6

World TeamTennis[edit]

Muhammad has played two seasons with the WTT debuting in 2012 with the Sacramento Capitals.[3] In 2019, she was the first-even draft selection by the Vegas Rollers and played a full season with the expansion team.[4] She is set to rejoin her hometown team during the 2020 season set to begin July 12.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local teen Muhammad ready to turn pro". Las Vegas Review-Journal. February 26, 2007.
  2. ^ "UCLA excited about Shabazz Muhammad". Los Angeles Times. April 12, 2012.
  3. ^ "WTT Draft Boasts Big 2019 Lineup For 44th Season". World TeamTennis Official Asia Muhammad Player Page.
  4. ^ "WTT Draft Boasts Big 2019 Lineup For 44th Season". World TeamTennis. March 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Legendary Doubles Team The Bryan Brothers, Sam Querrey To Play Full 2020 WTT Season For Vegas Rollers". Vegas Rollers. January 7, 2020.

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