Laura Granville
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Laura Granville
Laura Granville
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Granville at the 2009 US Open
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Born (1981-05-12) May 12, 1981 (age 40)
Chicago, U.S.
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro2001
Retired2010
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,327,584
Singles
Career record249-177 (58.5%)
Career titles9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 28 (June 9, 2003)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2004, 2006)
French Open3R (2003)
Wimbledon4R (2002, 2007)
US Open3R (2005)
Doubles
Career record121-98 (55.3%)
Career titles2 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 47 (July 23, 2007)

Laura Granville (born May 12, 1981) is a former American professional tennis player. During the two years she spent at Stanford University, she set the record for most consecutive singles victories with 58 and finished with an overall record of 93-3.[1] Granville won the NCAA Championship in singles as well as the ITA Player of the Year in both 2000 and 2001.[2]

In 2001, Stanford won the women's tennis national team championship, and Granville was also a doubles finalist. She retired in 2010 after seven full years on the WTA Tour and returned to Stanford, where she completed her studies and graduated in 2012. She was inducted into the Stanford University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.

Granville is now in her sixth season as the head coach of the Princeton University women's tennis team. In 2014, the Princeton women's tennis program won the Ivy League title and defeated Arizona State 4-3 to win its first-ever NCAA tournament match.[3]

Career highlights

1996--Won the Illinois girl's high school tennis state singles championships as a sophomore at The Latin School of Chicago.

1998--Claimed the USTA National Girls' 18 Singles and earned a wildcard into the US Open main draw, losing in the second round (defeating world No. 96 Paola Suárez en route.)

1999--Repeated as the USTA National Girls' 18 Singles and earned a wildcard into the US Open main draw.

2000--Won the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) women's singles championship as a freshman at Stanford University.[4]

2001--Won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's best female tennis player[5][6]

2001--Won her second consecutive NCAA singles championship as a sophomore at Stanford University.[7]

2001--Turned professional after her sophomore year and reached three ITF Circuit semifinals.

2002--Won two ITF tournaments, was the runner-up in two ITF tournaments, reached her first-ever WTA Tour quarterfinals in New Haven, U.S. and Luxembourg (beating Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in the first round), won three singles matches at Wimbledon (including a defeat of Mary Pierce), reached the third round at the tournament in Montreal, and made her top 100 and top 50 debuts.

2007--Defeated former world No. 1, Martina Hingis, in the third round at Wimbledon to match her career best showing there. Defeated 2013 Wimbledon Champion Marion Bartoli indoors at Memphis.[8]

2008--Won the Midland, Michigan, U.S. ITF tournament.

WTA career finals

Singles: 1 (runner-up)

Result No. Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. 15 August 2004 Vancouver Open Tier V Hard Czech Republic Nicole Vaidi?ová 6-2, 4-6, 2-6

Doubles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runner-ups)

Result No. Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 19 May 2003 Strasbourg International Clay Croatia Jelena Kostani? To?i? Canada Sonya Jeyaseelan
Croatia Maja Matev?i?
4-6, 4-6
Loss 2. 19 February 2005 Memphis Cup Tier III Hard (i) United States Abigail Spears Japan Yuka Yoshida
Japan Miho Saeki
3-6, 4-6
Win 1. 24 July 2005 Cincinnati Open Hard United States Abigail Spears Czech Republic Kv?ta Peschke
Argentina María Emilia Salerni
3-6, 6-2, 6-4
Win 2. 5 November 2006 Tournoi de Québec Carpet (i) United States Carly Gullickson United States Jill Craybas
Russia Alina Jidkova
6-3, 6-4
Loss 3. 4 January 2010 Auckland Open International Hard South Africa Natalie Grandin Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Liezel Huber
6-7(4-7), 2-6

ITF Circuit finals

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 15 (9-6)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 19 March 2002 La Cañada, United States Hard Luxembourg Claudine Schaul 1-6, 6-2, 6-3
Runner-up 2. 2 June 2002 Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass Chinese Taipei Janet Lee 6-4, 4-6, 4-6
Runner-up 3. 4 August 2002 Vancouver, Canada Hard Russia Maria Sharapova 6-0, 3-6, 1-6
Winner 4. 29 September 2002 Albuquerque, United States Hard Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-1
Runner-up 5. 9 February 2003 Midland, United States Hard (i) Germany Bianka Lamade 3-6, 6-1, 4-6
Winner 6. 17 October 2004 Ashburn, United States Hard Czech Republic Lucie ?afá?ová 6-4, 6-2
Winner 7. 13 February 2005 Midland, United States Hard South Korea Cho Yoon-jeong 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(6)
Winner 8. 22 February 2005 Saint Paul, United States Hard (i) Japan Akiko Morigami 6-2, 6-7(6), 6-2
Runner-up 9. 4 June 2005 Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass Puerto Rico Kristina Brandi 3-6, 1-6
Winner 10. 7 May 2006 Charlottesville, U.S. Clay Slovakia Dominika Cibulková w/o
Runner-up 11. 10 June 2006 Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass Puerto Rico Kristina Brandi 5-7, 0-6
Runner-up 12. 11 February 2007 Midland, United States Hard United States Jill Craybas 6-2, 3-6, 3-6
Winner 13. 10 February 2008 Midland, United States Hard (i) United States Ashley Harkleroad 6-1, 6-1
Winner 14. 22 March 2009 Redding, United States Hard Japan Rika Fujiwara 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
Winner 15. 24 May 2009 Landisville, United States Hard Slovenia Petra Rampre 6-2, 6-1

Doubles: 9 (6-3)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 3 October 2004 Troy, United States Hard United States Teryn Ashley United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
United States Shenay Perry
2-6, 3-0 ret.
Winner 2. 14 November 2004 Pittsburgh, United States Hard United States Teryn Ashley Belgium Els Callens
Australia Samantha Stosur
2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Winner 3. 10 October 2006 San Francisco, United States Hard United States Carly Gullickson United States Christina Fusano
United States Aleke Tsoubanos
6-3, 6-1
Runner-up 4. 22 October 2006 Houston, United States Hard United States Carly Gullickson United States Julie Ditty
United States Tetiana Luzhanska
4-6, 6-4, 5-7
Winner 5. 11 February 2007 Midland, United States Hard United States Abigail Spears Canada Maureen Drake
Canada Stéphanie Dubois
6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Runner-up 6. 6 April 2009 Jackson County, United States Clay United States Riza Zalameda Australia Monique Adamczak
Australia Arina Rodionova
3-6, 4-6
Winner 7. 31 May 2009 Carson, United States Hard United States Riza Zalameda Australia Monique Adamczak
Australia Nicole Kriz
6-3, 6-4
Runner-up 8. 12 October 2009 Kansas City, United States Hard United States Julia Boserup United States Lilia Osterloh
United States Anna Tatishvili
0-6, 3-6
Winner 9. 14 February 2010 Midland, United States Hard Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká United States Anna Tatishvili
United States Lilia Osterloh
7-6(3), 3-6, [12-10]

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-05-19. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Home of College Tennis". ITA #WeAreCollegeTennis. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Rally Leads Women's Tennis to Program's First NCAA Tournament Match Victory". Princeton University Athletics. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Granville Captures NCAA Singles Title". Stanford University Athletics. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Laura Granville Named Honda Sports Award Winner". Stanford University Athletics. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Tennis". CWSA. Retrieved .
  7. ^ ConferenceMay 26, Pac-12; 2001. "Laura Granville Wins Second Straight NCAA Singles Championship". Pac-12. Retrieved .CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  8. ^ Staff; agencies (2007-06-29). "Wimbledon: Martina Hingis crashes out on graveyard of champions". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved .

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