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Tornado Alicia Black
Tornado Alicia Black
2015 US Open Tennis - Qualies - Romina Oprandi (SUI) (22) def. Tornado Alicia Black (USA) (20918192181).jpg
Black at the 2015 US Open
Country (sports) United States
Born (1998-05-12) May 12, 1998 (age 21)
Boca Raton, Florida
Prize money$47,348
Singles
Career record33-17
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 404 (February 2, 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
US OpenQ2 (2014)
Doubles
Career record6-6
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 348 (September 14, 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open2R (2015)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open1R (2014)

Tornado Alicia Black (born May 12, 1998) is an American former tennis player.

Black was taught by Rick Macci, a former tennis player. Rick Macci taught many people including Serena and Venus Williams.

She won two singles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On February 2, 2015, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 404. On September 14, 2015, she peaked at No. 348 in the doubles rankings.

She was runner-up at the 2013 Junior US Open, losing to Ana Konjuh in three sets.[1][2]

Black made her WTA Tour main-draw debut at the 2014 Abierto Mexicano Telcel. Having been awarded a wild card, she played Serbian sixth seed Bojana Jovanovski in the first round, losing in straight sets.[3]

Tornado and her younger sister Hurricane Tyra had at one point been referred to as "the next Williams sisters".[4][5]

In 2017, she was sidelined by a hip injury. Black used GoFundMe to successfully get the $40,000 needed for the hip surgery.[6] Her last match on the circuit so far took place in March 2017.

ITF finals

Singles (2-1)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (1-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. July 1, 2012 Buffalo, United States Clay United States Jamie Loeb 6-7(5-7), 2-6
Winner 1. September 29, 2013 Amelia Island, United States Clay United States Alexandra Mueller 4-6, 6-0, 6-0
Winner 2. July 20, 2014 Evansville, United States Hard United States Caitlin Whoriskey 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Doubles (0-1)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. June 6, 2015 Manzanillo, Mexico Hard United States Dasha Ivanova Mexico Carolina Betancourt
Samoa Steffi Carruthers
3-6, 3-6

Junior Grand Slam finals

Girls' singles

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 2013 US Open Hard Croatia Ana Konjuh 6-3, 4-6, 6-7(6-8)

References

  1. ^ "Konjuh outlasts Black to win girls' singles title". US Open. September 8, 2013. Archived from the original on February 28, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ Harwitt, Sandra (September 8, 2013). "Coric and Konjuh secure US Open titles". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Jovanovski blows past Tornado Black". kora.com. February 25, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ Isaacson, Melissa (September 18, 2013). "Greatness in forecast for Tornado Black". ESPN. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ Kussoy, Howie (September 4, 2013). "Tornado, Hurricane could be next Serena, Venus". New York Post. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ [1]

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