Irina Falconi
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Irina Falconi
Irina Falconi
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Country (sports) United States
ResidenceLake Nona, Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Born (1990-05-04) May 4, 1990 (age 30)
Portoviejo, Ecuador
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2010
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
CollegeGeorgia Tech
Prize moneyUS$ 1,772,217
Singles
Career record336-257 (56.7%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 63 (May 23, 2016)
Current rankingNo. 315 (March 16, 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
French Open3R (2015)
Wimbledon1R (2011, 2012, 2017)
US Open3R (2011)
Doubles
Career record130-131 (49.8%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 70 (June 10, 2013)
Current rankingNo. 901 (March 16, 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2013, 2016)
French Open1R (2013)
Wimbledon2R (2012)
US Open2R (2012)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open1R (2012)
Last updated on: April 7, 2020.

Irina Falconi (Spanish: Falconí; born May 4, 1990) is a professional American tennis player, who was born in Portoviejo, Ecuador. She moved to Manhattan, New York, as a toddler.[1] Her highest WTA singles ranking is world No. 63, which she reached in May 2016. Her career-high in doubles is No. 70, set in June 2013.

Professional career

Irina Falconi, 2011

Falconi played college tennis at Georgia Tech where she was a two times ITA All-American and 2010 ACC Player of the Year.[2]

She was given a wildcard into the 2010 US Open qualifying tournament and managed to qualify defeating Mona Barthel, Anastasia Pivovarova and Stéphanie Dubois.

She went out in the first round of the Australian Open, the French Open, and Wimbledon. The 2011 US Open was more successful for Falconi, when she defeated Klára Zakopalová and Dominika Cibulková, before losing to Sabine Lisicki.

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.

Singles

This table is current through the 2020 Australian Open.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 W-L
Australian Open A A 1R 1R Q2 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R A Q1 4-7
French Open A A 1R 2R Q3 Q1 3R 2R Q1 Q1 A 4-4
Wimbledon A A 1R 1R Q3 Q3 1R 1R 1R Q2 A NH 0-5
US Open Q1 1R 3R 1R Q1 Q2 2R 1R Q1 Q1 A 3-5
Win-Loss 0-0 0-1 2-4 1-4 0-0 1-1 4-4 2-4 1-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 11-21

Doubles

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W-L
Australian Open A 1R 2R A 1R 2R A 2-4
French Open A A 1R A A 1R A 0-2
Wimbledon A 2R 1R A 1R 1R A 1-4
US Open 1R 2R A 1R 1R A 1R 1-5
Win-Loss 0-1 2-3 1-3 0-1 0-3 1-3 0-1 4-15

WTA career finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (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 Apr 2016 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia International Clay Spain Sílvia Soler Espinosa 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

Doubles: 3 (3 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier (0-0)
International (0-3)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Aug 2012 Citi Open, United States International Hard South Africa Chanelle Scheepers Japan Shuko Aoyama
Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen
5-7, 2-6
Loss 0-2 Aug 2012 Texas Open, United States International Hard Latvia L?ga Dekmeijere New Zealand Marina Erakovic
United Kingdom Heather Watson
3-6, 0-6
Loss 0-3 Apr 2015 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia International Clay United States Shelby Rogers Brazil Paula Cristina Gonçalves
Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia
3-6, 6-3, [6-10]

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 14 (6 titles, 8 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 May 2007 ITF Los Mochis, Mexico 10,000 Hard Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves 6-2, 6-0
Win 1-1 May 2007 ITF Monterrey, Mexico 10,000 Hard United States Courtney Nagle 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Win 2-1 Jul 2009 ITF Atlanta, United States 10,000 Hard United States Jennifer Elie 6-0, 6-4
Win 3-1 Jul 2009 ITF St. Joseph, United States 10,000 Hard United States Caitlin Whoriskey 6-3, 6-3
Win 4-1 Jul 2010 ITF Atlanta, United States 10,000 Hard United States Allie Will 6-1, 6-4
Loss 4-2 Oct 2010 ITF Rock Hill, United States 25,000 Hard Italy Camila Giorgi 6-3, 6-4
Loss 4-3 Feb 2011 ITF Midland, United States 100,000 Hard Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká 6-4, 6-4
Loss 4-4 Apr 2012 ITF Charlottesville, United States 50,000 Clay United States Melanie Oudin 7-6(7-0), 3-6, 1-6
Loss 4-5 Oct 2013 ITF Perth, Australia 25,000 Hard Australia Arina Rodionova 5-7, 4-6
Loss 4-6 Oct 2013 ITF Margaret River, Australia 25,000 Hard Estonia Anett Kontaveit 2-6, 4-6
Loss 4-7 Sep 2014 ITF Albuquerque, United States 75,000 Hard United States Anna Tatishvili 2-6, 4-6
Win 5-7 Nov 2014 ITF New Braunfels, United States 50,000 Hard United States Jennifer Brady 7-6(7-3), 6-2
Loss 5-8 Feb 2015 Burnie International, Australia 50,000 Hard Russia Daria Gavrilova 5-7, 5-7
Win 6-8 Sep 2017 ITF Tampico, Mexico 100,000+H Hard United States Louisa Chirico 7-5, 6-7(3-7), 6-1

Doubles: 14 (3 titles, 11 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Jul 2009 ITF St. Joseph, United States 10,000 Hard United States Ashley Weinhold United States Chelsea Orr
United States Caitlin Whoriskey
6-4, 7-6(8-6)
Loss 1-1 Jul 2010 ITF Atlanta, United States 10,000 Hard United States Maria Sanchez United States Kristy Frilling
Israel Julia Glushko
2-6, 6-2, 4-6
Loss 1-2 Aug 2010 Vancouver Open, Canada 75,000 Hard United States Amanda Fink Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen
Canada Heidi El Tabakh
6-3, 3-6, [4-10]
Loss 1-3 Sep 2010 Las Vegas Open, United States 50,000 Hard United States Maria Sanchez United States Lindsay Lee-Waters
United States Megan Moulton-Levy
6-1, 5-7, 4-6
Loss 1-4 Oct 2010 ITF Kansas City, United States 50,000 Hard United States Lauren Albanese United States Julie Ditty
United States Abigail Spears
2-6, 6-4, 4-6
Loss 1-5 Feb 2011 ITF Midland, United States 100,000 Hard United States Alison Riske United States Jamie Hampton
Georgia (country) Anna Tatishvili
w/o
Loss 1-6 Sep 2012 ITF Albuquerque, United States 75,000 Hard United States Maria Sanchez United States Yasmin Schnack
United States Asia Muhammad
2-6, 6-1, [10-12]
Loss 1-7 Apr 2013 ITF Dothan, United States 50,000 Hard United States Maria Sanchez United States Julia Cohen
Germany Tatjana Maria
4-6, 6-4, [9-11]
Loss 1-8 May 2013 Prague Open, Czech Republic 100,000 Clay Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová Czech Republic Renata Vorá?ová
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
4-6, 0-6
Loss 1-9 Jul 2013 Yakima Challenger, United States 50,000 Hard United Kingdom Naomi Broady United States Jan Abaza
United States Allie Will
5-7, 6-3, [3-10]
Win 2-9 Jul 2013 Portland Challenger, United States 50,000 Hard United States Nicole Melichar United States Sanaz Marand
United States Ashley Weinhold
4-6, 6-3, [10-8]
Loss 2-10 Mar 2014 Osprey Challenger, United States 50,000 Clay Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová Chinese Taipei Hsieh Shu-ying
Japan Rika Fujiwara
3-6, 7-6(7-5), [4-10]
Loss 2-11 Apr 2014 ITF Charlottesville, United States 50,000 Clay United States Maria Sanchez United States Asia Muhammad
United States Taylor Townsend
3-6, 1-6
Win 3-11 Feb 2015 Burnie International, Australia 50,000 Hard Croatia Petra Marti? China Han Xinyun
Japan Junri Namigata
6-2, 6-4

See also

References

  1. ^ Waldstein, David (July 4, 2017). "At Wimbledon, Ranked 247 and Suddenly Facing No. 1". The New York Times. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Player Bio: Irina Falconi". Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Georgia Institute of Technology. Retrieved 2020.

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