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Fiona Ferro
Fiona Ferro
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Ferro at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) France
ResidenceValbonne, France
Born (1997-03-12) 12 March 1997 (age 22)
Libramont, Belgium
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2012
PlaysRight-handed (double-handed backhand)
CoachPierre Bouteyre (2010-Jun 2016)
Georges Goven (Feb 2017-Sep 2017)
Stéphane Huet (Sep 2017-present)
Prize money$681,553
Singles
Career record191-156 (55.0%)
Career titles1 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 61 (9 September 2019)
Current rankingNo. 61 (9 September 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2019)
French Open2R (2018)
Wimbledon1R (2019)
US Open3R (2019)
Doubles
Career record18-41 (30.5%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 292 (29 July 2019)
Current rankingNo. 299 (19 August 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open3R (2019)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open1R (2018)
Team competitions
Fed Cup0-1
Last updated on: 24 August 2019.

Fiona Ferro (born 12 March 1997) is a French professional tennis player born in Belgium.

Ferro has won one singles title on the WTA Tour and four singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. She has career-high WTA rankings of world No. 67 in singles (attained on 29 July 2019) and world No. 292 in doubles (attained on 29 July 2019).

Personal life

Fiona Ferro was born in Libramont, Belgium to a Belgian mother Catherine and a French-Italian father Fabrizio. Fiona's parents owned a restaurant in Belgium when Fiona was born. The Ferro family moved to southern France when Fiona was one year old. As of 2018, Fiona's parents were the owners of two hotels in Valbonne, France. Fiona has two older brothers (Gianni and Paolo) and one younger brother (Flavio). Fiona started playing tennis when she was seven in her hometown of Valbonne.[1][2]

Career

Junior

Ferro was the national girls' champion of France in the 12-13 year-olds, 15-16 year-olds and 17-18 year-olds categories.[3] She had a career-high ITF junior combined ranking of world No. 27, attained on 3 June 2013.[4]

2012-2016

Ferro made her ITF Women's Circuit debut at the $25K indoor hardcourt tournament held in late January 2012 in Grenoble, France; she only entered that tournament's singles event, losing in the first qualifying round. She played (only in the singles events of) eight tournaments on the 2012 ITF Women's Circuit.[5]

Her WTA singles ranking on 11 February 2013 was world No. 1062. She played (only in the singles events of) eleven tournaments on the 2013 ITF Women's Circuit.[5]

Ferro made her WTA Tour singles debut at the 2014 Internationaux de Strasbourg; as a wild card, she lost in the first qualifying round to Yuliya Beygelzimer.[5]

She made her Grand Slam singles debut at the 2014 French Open after receiving a wild card for the singles main draw, where she lost in the first round to the No. 16 seed Sabine Lisicki.[5]

In June 2016, Ferro ended her player-coach collaboration with Pierre Bouteyre. Bouteyre had been her coach since 2010.[6]

Ferro then made her WTA 125K series tournament singles debut at the Open de Limoges after receiving a wild card for the singles main draw, where she lost in the first round to the unseeded Ivana Jorovi?.[5]

2017

At the end of February, Ferro played her year-first and just her third career WTA Tour singles main-draw match at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel after defeating two higher-ranked players (Samantha Crawford and Tatjana Maria) in qualifying matches, losing in the first round to the No. 5 seed Christina McHale. In April, Ferro played her second and third WTA Tour singles main-draw matches of 2017 in Bogotá and Istanbul respectively after winning two qualifying matches in each tournament; she lost in the first round to seeded players (to Johanna Larsson in Bogotá and Sorana Cîrstea in Istanbul) in both tournaments.[5][7]

2018

On 11 February 2018, Ferro won her first ITF singles title in Grenoble.[5] Ferro had to win three qualifying matches to reach the singles main-draw of a WTA Tour event for the first time in 2018, at the International tournament in Rabat, losing in the first round to another qualifier, Paula Badosa Gibert. Ferro also played in Strasbourg (she had entered the main draw as a wild card), losing in the first round to the No. 6 seed Tímea Babos.[7]

Ferro received a singles main-draw wild card for the French Open, just like she did in 2014, 2015 and 2017. She won the first Grand Slam singles main-draw match of her career and also picked up her first career win over a player ranked in the top 100 at the French Open when she defeated world No. 61 Carina Witthöft in the first round. She lost to the No. 3 seed Garbiñe Muguruza in the second round.[7][8]

2019

In early February, Ferro was selected for the first time in her career in the France Fed Cup team, for the Fed Cup World Group quarterfinal against Belgium. She played only the doubles match (partnering Pauline Parmentier), which was a dead rubber, of that tie which France won 3-1. She and Parmentier lost their match against Ysaline Bonaventure and Kirsten Flipkens in three sets.[9]

In July, Ferro won her first career WTA Tour singles title in Lausanne, beating defending champion Alizé Cornet in the final.[10]

WTA career finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Tour Championships (0-0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier (0-0)
International (1-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (1-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Jul 2019 Swiss Open, Lausanne International Clay France Alizé Cornet 6-1, 2-6, 6-1

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 9 (4 titles, 5 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (3-5)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 2014 ITF Denain, France 25,000 Clay Romania Andreea Mitu 6-4, 2-6, 1-6
Loss 0-2 Jul 2015 ITF Aschaffenburg, Germany 25,000 Clay Croatia Tena Lukas 5-7, 4-6
Loss 0-3 Jul 2016 ITF Darmstadt, Germany 25,000 Clay Germany Tamara Korpatsch 2-6, 2-6
Loss 0-4 Nov 2017 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia 15,000 Clay Russia Varvara Gracheva 4-6, 6-7(1-7)
Win 1-4 Feb 2018 ITF Grenoble, France 25,000 Hard (i) Luxembourg Eléonora Molinaro 6-4, 6-7(5-7), 7-6(7-3)
Loss 1-5 Feb 2018 ITF Curitiba, Brazil 25,000 Clay Slovenia Tamara Zidan?ek 5-7, 4-6
Win 2-5 Jun 2018 ITF Padua, Italy 25,000 Clay Russia Liudmila Samsonova 7-5, 6-3
Win 3-5 Jun 2018 ITF Montpellier, France 25,000 Clay Argentina Catalina Pella 6-4, 6-3
Win 4-5 Jul 2018 ITF Olomouc, Czech Republic 80,000 Clay Czech Republic Karolína Muchová 6-4, 6-4

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; (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.

Singles

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are included in Win-Loss records.

This table is current through the 2019 China Open.

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q1 A A A 1R 0 / 1 0-1 0%
French Open 1R 1R Q3 1R 2R 1R 0 / 5 1-5 17%
Wimbledon A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0-1 0%
US Open Q1 A A A Q2 3R 0 / 1 2-1 67%
Win-Loss 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 1-1 2-4 0 / 8 3-8 27%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A A A A Q1 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Miami Open A A A A A Q1 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Madrid Open A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
China Open A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Opens A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Italian Open A A A A A Q1 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Canadian Open A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Cincinnati Open A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Wuhan Open A A A A A Q1 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Career statistics
Tournaments 1 1 0 4 8 17 31
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Overall Win-Loss 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-4 5-8 16-16 1 / 31 21-30 41%
Year-end ranking 367 261 235 325 102 $887,042

References

  1. ^ "Fiona Ferro : révolution, Belgique et resto... 3 choses à savoir sur la jeune Française". Le Parisien. 14 April 2019.
  2. ^ "The 100 Club: How Fiona Ferro embraced change to make her breakthrough". WTA official website. 27 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Roland-Garros : Fiona Ferro, une première au plus haut niveau". L'Équipe. 29 May 2018.
  4. ^ "ITF juniors profile of Fiona Ferro". ITF.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "ITF pro circuit profile of Fiona Ferro". ITF.
  6. ^ "Fiona Ferro, la belle ascension". Sport's House. 29 July 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "Fiona Ferro's matches". WTA Tour official website.
  8. ^ "Muguruza fells Ferro to reach French Open third round". WTA Tour official website. 31 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Fed Cup - Fiona Ferro, en Bleu : "Un rêve qui devient réalité"". TennisActu. 9 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Ferro beats Cornet to win Lausanne Open". 7News. 21 July 2019. Retrieved 2019.

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