Tessah Andrianjafitrimo
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Tessah Andrianjafitrimo
Tessah Andrianjafitrimo
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French Open 2018
Country (sports) France
ResidenceNogaro, France
Born (1998-10-11) 11 October 1998 (age 21)
Montpellier, France
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachTeddy Andrianjafitrimo
Prize money$191,071
Singles
Career record151-111
Career titles4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 243 (7 August 2017)
Current rankingNo. 278 (15 July 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open1R (2016, 2017)
Doubles
Career record33-48
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 389 (2 July 2018)
Current rankingNo. 617 (15 July 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (2016, 2017, 2018)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open1R (2018)
Last updated on: 15 July 2019.

Tessah Andrianjafitrimo (born 11 October 1998) is a French professional tennis player of Malagasy descent.

On 7 August 2017, Andrianjafitrimo reached her highest WTA singles ranking of world number 243. On 2 July 2018, she peaked at number 389 in the doubles rankings. Andrianjafitrimo has won four singles titles and two doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit.

Personal life

Tessah Andrianjafitrimo's father, Teddy Andrianjafitrimo, was born in Madagascar. Teddy was an excellent, amateur tennis player. He was a tennis champion of Madagascar and Africa. He did not become a professional tennis player because he lacked the financial support to do so. Teddy immigrated to France and worked as a tennis club coach. Teddy is currently Tessah's coach. Tessah was born in Montpellier and has been living in Nogaro since 2010. She has two younger siblings.[1]

Career

Junior

Andrianjafitrimo started playing tennis when she was five years old. She was the 2014 national girls' champion of France in the 15-16 year-olds category.[1] She had a career-high ITF junior combined ranking of world no. 29, attained on 14 September 2015.[2]

2013-2014

Andrianjafitrimo made her ITF Women's Circuit debut at the $25,000 indoor hardcourt tournament held in September 2013 in Clermont-Ferrand, France; she only entered that tournament's singles event, losing in the first qualifying round. She played a total of seven ITF Women's Circuit tournaments in 2013 and 2014.[3]

2015-2016

Andrianjafitrimo made her WTA Tour and Grand Slam singles debut thanks to a wild card at the 2015 French Open qualifying, where she defeated Patricia Mayr-Achleitner in the first round before losing to Olivia Rogowska in the second round.

Andrianjafitrimo also made her WTA Tour singles main-draw debut at the BGL Luxembourg Open thanks to a wild card, losing her first-round match to Tatjana Maria. Three weeks later, Andrianjafitrimo made her WTA 125K series singles debut at the 2015 Open de Limoges; she entered the singles main draw as a wild card and lost her first-round match to Carina Witthöft.

Andrianjafitrimo received a wild card for the women's singles main draw of the 2016 French Open (that was her Grand Slam singles main draw debut), where she lost 0-6, 0-6 to the unseeded Wang Qiang in the first round. She also played in the girls' singles of the French Open, where she was defeated in the second round of the main draw by Lucrezia Stefanini.

2019

At the French Open, Andrianjafitrimo failed to convert two match points in the third set of the singles qualifying first-round match against Rebecca Marino; Marino eventually won the match 6-7, 6-4, 7-5.[4]

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 8 (4 titles, 4 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 (1-1)
Clay (3-3)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Aug 2015 ITF Valladolid, Spain 10,000 Hard Spain María José Luque Moreno 2-6, 2-6
Win 1-1 Dec 2015 ITF Lagos, Nigeria 25,000 Hard Slovenia Tadeja Majeri? 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
Loss 1-2 Apr 2016 ITF Pula, Italy 10,000 Clay Italy Jasmine Paolini 1-0 ret.
Win 2-2 Aug 2016 ITF Vinkovci, Croatia 10,000 Clay Chile Ivania Martinich 6-4, 6-1
Win 3-2 Apr 2017 ITF Hammamet, Tunisia 15,000 Clay Italy Camilla Scala 6-2, 6-4
Loss 3-3 Dec 2017 ITF Nules, Spain 25,000 Clay Australia Isabelle Wallace 1-6, 6-4, 3-6
Win 4-3 Jun 2019 ITF Périgueux, France 25,000 Clay France Alice Ramé 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-2
Loss 4-4 Sep 2019 ITF Pula, Italy 25,000 Clay Japan Yuki Naito 6-3, 5-7, 2-6

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2-0)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-1)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Dec 2014 ITF Djibouti City, Djibouti 10,000 Hard India Ashmitha Easwaramurthi Belgium Magali Kempen
China Wang Xiyao
3-6, 6-1, [10-8]
Win 2-0 Feb 2015 ITF Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia 10,000 Hard Russia Anna Blinkova Spain Arabela Fernández Rabener
Netherlands Eva Wacanno
6-4, 6-0
Loss 2-1 Mar 2017 ITF Mildura, Australia 25,000 Grass France Shérazad Reix Thailand Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
China Lu Jiajing
4-6, 6-1, [8-10]

References

  1. ^ a b "Tessah, la perle de Nogaro". La Dépêche du Midi. 24 August 2014.
  2. ^ "ITF juniors profile of Tessah Andrianjafitrimo". ITF.
  3. ^ "ITF pro circuit profile of Tessah Andrianjafitrimo". ITF.
  4. ^ "Rebecca Marino passe au deuxième tour des qualifications à Roland-Garros". Métro. 22 May 2019.

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