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Claire Liu
Claire Liu
Claire Liu (USA) (9664450811).jpg
Liu at the 2013 US Open
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceThousand Oaks, United States
Born (2000-05-25) May 25, 2000 (age 19)
Thousand Oaks, California, United States
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$431,562
Singles
Career record103-76 (57.5%)
Career titles4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 137 (January 20, 2020)
Current rankingNo. 219 (February 17, 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon2R (2018)
US Open2R (2018)
Doubles
Career record14-16 (46.7%)
Career titles1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 462 (November 18, 2019)
Current rankingNo. 466 (January 20, 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open1R (2017)
French Open JuniorQF (2017)
Wimbledon JuniorW (2016)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open1R (2015)
Last updated on: February 17, 2020.
Claire Liu
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Traditional Chinese

Claire Liu (born May 25, 2000) is an American tennis player.

In 2017, she was the world No. 1 in the junior rankings after winning the Wimbledon girls' singles title, and finishing runner-up at the French Open. Liu also won a junior Grand Slam doubles title at Wimbledon with Usue Arconada in 2016.

On the pro circuit, Liu has won four ITF singles titles and one doubles title. She reached a career-high WTA singles ranking of world No. 137.

Junior career

Liu won the Junior Wimbledon doubles tournament in 2016 with fellow American Usue Arconada, defeating Mariam Bolkvadze and Caty McNally in straight sets in the final. The following year after losing in the Junior French Open final to Whitney Osuigwe, she came back to win the Wimbledon singles title against Ann Li, making her the first American girl to win the event since Chanda Rubin in 1992.[1] With this Grand Slam success, Liu rose to No. 1 in the ITF girls' junior rankings.

Professional career

She won her first professional title on March 22, 2015, at an Orlando clay-court tournament on the ITF Women's Circuit.[2] At age 14, Liu was the youngest tennis player to win a professional tournament since Anna Kournikova in 1996.[3]

At the 2015 US Open, Liu was granted a wild card into the qualifying tournament. She beat Verónica Cepede Royg and ninth seed Jana ?epelová in her first two matches before losing to the 26th seed, Alexandra Panova, in the final round. Liu, alongside Taylor Fritz, was also given a wild card for the mixed doubles event; they were defeated in the first round by the fourth seeds and eventual champions, Martina Hingis and Leander Paes.

After securing two ITF tournament wins in 2017, Liu was granted a wild card into the qualifying for the US Open. She defeated all three of her opponents in the qualifying tournament, earning her a spot in the singles main draw of a Grand Slam championship for the first time.[4] There she was defeated in the first round, in straight sets by Duan Yingying. In their Grand Slam doubles main-draw debut, Liu and Taylor Johnson lost in the first round in Women's Doubles at the US Open.[5]

At the 2018 Wimbledon Championships, Liu advanced to the main draw by winning all of her qualifying matches. She lost in the second round to the eventual champion Angelique Kerber.[6] Liu was the only player in the tournament to win a set against Kerber.[7]

Career statistics

Grand Slam performance timelines

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.
Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W-L Win%
Australian Open A A A A Q1 A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
French Open A A A Q2 Q1 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Wimbledon A A A 2R Q1 0 / 1 1-1 50%
US Open Q3 A 1R 2R A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-1 2-2 0-0 0-0 2-3 0-0 40%

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 6 (4 titles, 2 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0-2)
Clay (4-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Mar 2015 ITF Orlando, United States 10,000 Clay Hungary Fanny Stollár 6-1, 6-3
Win 2-0 May 2017 ITF Naples, United States 25,000 Clay United States Danielle Collins 6-3, 6-1
Win 3-0 May 2017 ITF Caserta, Italy 25,000 Clay Spain Paula Badosa 6-3, 6-3
Win 4-0 Oct 2019 ITF Florence, United States 25,000 Clay United States Peyton Stearns 6-1, 6-2
Loss 4-1 Jan 2020 ITF Malibu, United States 25,000 Hard Argentina Nadia Podoroska 6-3, 3-6, 3-6
Loss 4-2 Feb 2020 ITF Nicholasville, United States 100,000 Hard (i) Belarus Olga Govortsova 4-6, 4-6

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Aug 2019 ITF Landisville, United States 60,000 Hard United States Vania King United States Hayley Carter
United States Jamie Loeb
4-6, 6-2, [10-5]

Junior Grand Slam finals

Girls' singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2017 French Open Clay United States Whitney Osuigwe 4-6, 7-6(5), 3-6
Win 2017 Wimbledon Grass United States Ann Li 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

Girls' doubles: 1 (1 title)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2016 Wimbledon Grass United States Usue Maitane Arconada Georgia (country) Mariam Bolkvadze
United States Caty McNally
6-2, 6-3

References

  1. ^ "Claire Liu Ends Drought for American Women in Wimbledon Junior Singles". New York Times. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ 2015 ITF Pro Circuit Tournament in Orlando, Florida. International Tennis Federation. Accessed on 27 August 2017.
  3. ^ Kumar, Aishwarya. Wimbledon junior champ Claire Liu is having a ball after shaking slump. ESPN: August 2, 2017. Accessed on August 27, 2017.
  4. ^ US Open 2017: Women's Qualifying Singles Draw. Archived 2017-08-30 at the Wayback Machine US Open. Accessed on August 27, 2017.
  5. ^ US Open 2017: Women's Doubles Draw. Archived 2017-09-10 at the Wayback Machine US Open. Accessed on August 27, 2017.
  6. ^ "Kerber weathers Liu scare to move on at Wimbledon". 5 July 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ Roenigk, Alyssa (15 July 2018). "Lost amid the Serena Williams fairy-tale story ... the Angelique Kerber fairy-tale story". ESPN. Retrieved 2018.

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