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Kristie Ahn
Kristie Ahn
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Full nameKristie Hyerim Ahn
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceUpper Saddle River, New Jersey
Born (1992-06-15) June 15, 1992 (age 27)
Flushing Meadows, New York
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)[1]
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$548,241
Singles
Career record216-149 (59.18%)
Career titles0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest ranking87 (September 30, 2019)
Current ranking87 (September 30, 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2018)
French OpenQ2 (2016)
Wimbledon1R (2019)
US Open4R (2019)
Doubles
Career record54-51 (51.43%)
Career titles0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking199 (April 24, 2017)
Current ranking344 (August 26, 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonQ1 (2017)
US Open1R (2009, 2017)
Last updated on: September 2, 2019.

Kristie Hyerim Ahn (born June 15, 1992) is an American professional tennis player.

She has won seven singles titles and two doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 9 September 2019, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 93. Her first appearance at a Grand Slam tournament was at the age of 16 at the 2008 U.S. Open.[2] In 2019, she was given a wild card bid[3] and reached the fourth round of the U.S. Open where she became the first Asian American to make the round of 16 at a Grand Slam tournament since Lilia Osterloh accomplished the feat in 2000.

Ahn is of Korean descent and was born in Flushing Hospital lived in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.[4] She graduated from Stanford University in 2014 with a degree in Science, Technology and Society.

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 13 (7 titles, 6 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 / $60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (6-4)
Clay (1-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 May 2008 ITF Landisville, USA 10,000 Hard Canada Rebecca Marino 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Win 2-0 Jun 2008 ITF Houston, USA 10,000 Hard (i) Chinese Taipei Chan Chin-wei 7-6(7), 0-6, 7-6(2)
Win 3-0 Mar 2009 ITF Hammond, USA 25,000 Hard Australia Sophie Ferguson 0-6, 6-4, 6-4
Loss 3-1 May 2010 ITF Carson, USA 50,000 Clay United States CoCo Vandeweghe 1-6, 3-6
Win 4-1 May 2015 ITF Changwon, South Korea 25,000 Hard South Korea Lee Ye-ra 6-3, 3-2 ret.
Win 5-1 Aug 2015 ITF Winnipeg, Canada 25,000 Hard Canada Sharon Fichman 6-2, 7-5
Loss 5-2 Apr 2016 ITF Changwon, South Korea 25,000 Hard Sweden Susanne Celik 2-6, 0-6
Loss 5-3 Nov 2016 ITF Scottsdale, USA 50,000 Hard Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-7(4), 6-7(2)
Win 6-3 Apr 2017 ITF Dothan, United States 60,000 Clay United States Amanda Anisimova 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
Loss 6-4 May 2017 ITF Saint-Gaudens, France 60,000 Clay Netherlands Richèl Hogenkamp 2-6, 4-6
Win 7-4 Nov 2017 ITF Tyler, United States 80,000 Hard United States Danielle Collins 6-4, 6-4
Loss 7-5 Aug 2018 ITF Landisville, USA 60,000 Hard United States Madison Brengle 4-6, 0-1 ret.
Loss 7-6 Feb 2019 ITF Rancho Santa Fe, USA 25,000 Hard United States Nicole Gibbs 3-6, 3-6

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

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0-2)
Clay (2-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-1)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 May 2010 ITF Raleigh, USA 50,000 Clay United States Nicole Gibbs United States Alexandra Mueller
United States Ahsha Rolle
6-3, 6-2
Loss 1-1 Aug 2015 ITF Winnipeg, Canada 25,000 Hard United States Lorraine Guillermo Canada Sharon Fichman
Serbia Jovana Jak?i?
2-6, 1-6
Loss 1-2 Oct 2015 ITF Toronto, Canada 50,000 Hard (i) Hungary Fanny Stollár Canada Sharon Fichman
United States Maria Sanchez
2-6, 7-6(6), [6-10]
Win 2-2 Apr 2017 ITF Indian Harbour Beach, USA 80,000 Clay United States Quinn Gleason Brazil Laura Pigossi
Mexico Renata Zarazúa
6-3, 6-2
Loss 2-3 Apr 2017 ITF Dothan, USA 60,000 Clay Australia Lizette Cabrera United States Emina Bektas
United States Sanaz Marand
3-6, 6-1, [2-10]
Loss 2-4 May 2019 ITF Fukuoka, Japan 60,000 Carpet Australia Alison Bai United Kingdom Naomi Broady
United Kingdom Heather Watson
w/o

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.

References

  1. ^ "Women's Tennis - 2013-14 Women's Tennis Roster". Stanford University Athletics - Official Athletics Website. Stanford University. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ Rothenberg, Ben (2019-09-02). "For Kristie Ahn, Kind Words From Deep in Her Past". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Surprising American wild card Kristie Ahn soaking in her US Open run". ESPN.com. 2019-09-02. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Lewis, Brian (2019-09-03). "Kristie Ahn keeps her career alive despite US Open defeat". New York Post. Retrieved .

External links

Kristie Ahn at the International Tennis Federation - Junior profile


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