Louisa Chirico

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Louisa Chirico
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Chirico at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceWestchester, New York
Born (1996-05-16) May 16, 1996 (age 23)
Morristown, New Jersey
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Prize money$978,540
Singles
Career record166–142
Career titles3 ITF
Highest ranking58 (October 24, 2016)
Current ranking378 (January 8, 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2017)
French Open2R (2016)
Wimbledon1R (2016)
US Open1R (2015, 2016)
Doubles
Career record55–57
Career titles2 ITF
Highest ranking184 (June 6, 2017)
Current ranking329 (January 8, 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2017)
French Open1R (2016)
Wimbledon1R (2016)
US Open2R (2016)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2016)
Last updated on: January 8, 2019.

Louisa Chirico (born May 16, 1996) is an American tennis player.

Chirico, who comes from Harrison, New York,[1] has won three singles and two doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On October 24, 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 58. On November 10, 2014, she peaked at No. 210 in the doubles rankings.

Tennis career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Partnering Jan Abaza, Chirico won her first $50,000 tournament at the 2013 Audi Melbourne Pro Tennis Classic, defeating Asia Muhammad and Allie Will in the final.

Chirico made her Grand Slam debut at the 2015 French Open after being awarded a wildcard into the event by the USTA.[2] She lost in the first round to ninth seed Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets.

Chirico won her first WTA Tour match at the 2015 Citi Open where she defeated Briton Heather Watson. She then beat top-30 player Alizé Cornet in a third-set tie-break but lost to compatriot Sloane Stephens in the quarterfinals.

2016-2018[edit]

In May 2016, Chirico won five qualifier and main-draw matches at the Madrid Open to reach the semifinals.[3] Later that month, she reached the main draw of the French Open through three qualifying wins and made it through to the second round.[4]

After reaching a career-high ranking of 58 in October 2016, Chirico dropped outside the top 500 in September 2018.[5]

WTA 125 Series finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner–up)[edit]

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2015 Open de Limoges, France Hard (i) France Caroline Garcia 1–6, 3–6

ITF finals[edit]

Singles: 8 (3–5)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–3)
Clay (2–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. May 21, 2012 $10,000 Sumter, United States Hard United States Victoria Duval 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. February 18, 2013 $25,000 Surprise, United States Hard United Kingdom Tara Moore 6–4, 6–3
Winner 2. June 9, 2014 $25,000 Padua, Italy Clay Brazil Paula Cristina Gonçalves 6–2, 1–6, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 2. June 16, 2014 $25,000 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay Russia Elizaveta Kulichkova 5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 3. February 2, 2015 $100,000 Midland, United States Hard (i) Germany Tatjana Maria 2–6, 0–6
Winner 3. April 20, 2015 $50,000 Dothan, United States Clay United States Katerina Stewart 7–6(7–1), 3–6, 7–6(7–1)
Runner-up 4. May 4, 2015 $50,000 Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay United States Katerina Stewart 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 5. September 24, 2017 $100,000 Tampico, Mexico Hard United States Irina Falconi 5–7, 7–6 (7–3) , 1–6

Doubles: 6 (2–4)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (2–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. February 4, 2013 $25,000 Rancho Mirage, United States Hard United States Jan Abaza United Kingdom Tara Moore
United Kingdom Melanie South
6–4, 2–6, [10–12]
Winner 1. April 29, 2013 $50,000 Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay United States Jan Abaza United States Asia Muhammad
United States Allie Will
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2. January 13, 2014 $25,000 Port St. Lucie, United States Clay United States Jan Abaza Hungary Réka Luca Jani
Russia Irina Khromacheva
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. June 2, 2014 $25,000 Brescia, Italy Clay United States Asia Muhammad United States Sanaz Marand
Argentina Florencia Molinero
4–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Winner 2. June 16, 2014 $25,000 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay United States Sanaz Marand South Korea Jang Su-jeong
Poland Justyna Jegiołka
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 4. March 28, 2016 $50,000 Osprey, United States Clay United States Katerina Stewart United States Asia Muhammad
United States Taylor Townsend
1–6, 7–6(7–5), [4–10]

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Australian Open A A Q2 A 1R Q1 0–1
French Open A A 1R 2R 1R A 1–3
Wimbledon A A Q3 1R Q1 A 0–1
US Open Q3 Q2 1R 1R Q2 A 0–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–0 1–7

Personal life[edit]

Chirico is of Korean descent through her mother.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heyman, Brian (April 13, 2013). "Louisa Chirico courting her dream". The Journal News. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
  2. ^ "New York teen Chirico earns USTA's French Open wild card". tennis.com. May 10, 2015. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  3. ^ Rothenberg, Ben (May 5, 2016). "With Rare Comfort on the Clay Court, a Teenager Leaves Her Mark". The New York Times. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  4. ^ Burton, Edwin (May 20, 2016). "Pair of Americans reach French Open main draw". The Daily Progress. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  5. ^ "Ranking history of Louisa Chirico". CoreTennis.net. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  6. ^ Louisa Chirico [@Louisa_Chirico] (15 September 2016). "Fun Fact: I am 1/2 Korean 💃🏻" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  7. ^ http://www.wtatennis.com/news/insider-qa-louisa-chirico

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