Josselin Ouanna
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Josselin Ouanna
Josselin Ouanna
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Country (sports) France
ResidenceSuresnes, France
Born (1986-04-14) 14 April 1986 (age 36)
Tours, France
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2004
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$723,143
Career record9-17 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 88 (5 October 2009)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open1R (2013)
French Open3R (2009)
WimbledonQ2 (2010)
US Open2R (2009)
Career record6-14 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 220 (7 January 2008)
Grand Slam doubles results
French Open1R (2014)

Josselin Ouanna (born 14 April 1986) is a retired French tennis player.


Born in Tours and Guadeloupean origin, he was quickly spotted and integrates INSEP with her friends of "blackteam" Gaël Monfils (of Caribbean origin) and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (of Congolese origin). He was coached by Jérôme Potier of CNE Roland Garros. Several injuries have slowed his progress between 2005 and 2007.

After another blank year in 2015, he announced his retirement from professional tennis.


In 2004, Ouanna was the runner-up in the Australian Open Boys' Singles. He was defeated by his doubles partner and compatriot Frenchman Gaël Monfils handily. Soon afterwards, he took part his first Challenger tournament in Cherbourg and reached the quarterfinals. In September of the same year, he won his first professional tournament[].

In 2007, he reached the quarterfinals at Tunica and Freudenstadt tournaments. He won two Futures tournaments in France in this year.

In 2008, he reached the quarterfinals of four Challenger tournaments early in the season. He played his first Roland Garros as a lucky loser, but lost to Argentina's Juan Martín del Potro in straight sets in the first round. He then lost twice in the quarterfinals of French Challenger tournaments, before winning the Rennes Challenger tournament against Adrian Mannarino. Josselin Ouanna made himself known at the Lyon tournament, where he defeated World #46 Ivan Ljubi?i?, then Nicolás Lapentti before losing to Gilles Simon. This performance qualifies him for the first Masters France. However, he was eliminated in the pool stage against Julien Benneteau, Gilles Simon and Marc Gicquel.

In April 2009, he won the Challenger tournament in Saint-Brieuc against Adrian Mannarino in three sets.

Ouanna was awarded a wild card for the 2009 French Open, granting him a second Grand Slam appearance. He went through the first round by eliminating the Spaniard Marcel Granollers in five sets. In the second round, he beat one of his childhood heroes, 20th seed and former World #1 Marat Safin, who was playing his last French Open, in five sets. This victory, his first against a Top 30, made him known to the public. Ouanna then lost in the third round to Fernando Gonzalez in three sets.

At the 2009 US Open, he lost to González once again, this time in the second round. After the tournament, he entered the Top 100 for the first time.[1]

At the 2010 French Open, he beat ?ukasz Kubot in the first round before losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round.

In 2012, he won the Challenger tournaments of Cherbourg and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and climbed back up 256 places in the ATP rankings throughout the year, reaching 120th place at the end of the year.[2]

After Nicolas Mahut forfeited his spot for the tournament, Ouanna retrieved a wild-card to take part to the 2013 Australian Open. He lost to Alejandro Falla in the first round, in straight sets.

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 19 (9-10)

Legend (singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (4-1)
ITF Futures Tour (5-9)
Titles by surface
Hard (6-6)
Clay (1-4)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (2-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 May 2003 Miramar, Portugal 1 Satellites Clay Czech Republic Jan Minar 3-6, 7-5, 2-6
Loss 0-2 May 2003 Espinho, Portugal 1 Satellites Clay Finland Timo Nieminen 3-6, 2-6
Loss 0-3 Jul 2004 Bourg-en-Bresse, France F10 Futures Clay France Bertrand Contzler 5-7, 1-6
Loss 0-4 Aug 2004 Szczecin, Poland F5 Futures Clay Spain Javier García-Sintes 2-6, 2-6
Win 1-4 Sep 2004 Bagneres-de-Bigorre, France F13 Futures Hard France Rodolphe Cadart 7-5, 7-6(7-4)
Loss 1-5 Oct 2004 Forbach, France F16 Futures Hard Republic of Ireland Kevin Sorensen 3-6, 4-6
Win 2-5 Sep 2007 Forbach, France F15 Futures Carpet Jamaica Dustin Brown 7-5, 7-6(7-4)
Win 3-5 Oct 2007 Saint-Dizier, France F17 Futures Hard Czech Republic Pavel Snobel 6-3, 7-6(7-4)
Win 4-5 Oct 2008 Rennes, France Challenger Carpet France Adrian Mannarino 6-2, 6-3
Win 5-5 Apr 2009 Saint-Brieuc, France Challenger Clay France Adrian Mannarino 7-5, 1-6, 6-4
Loss 5-6 Aug 2011 Piombino, Italy F24 Futures Hard Italy Luca Vanni 3-6, 2-6
Loss 5-7 Sep 2011 Mulhouse, France F14 Futures Hard France Pierre-Hugues Herbert 4-6, 4-6
Win 6-7 Mar 2012 Cherbourg, France Challenger Hard France Maxime Teixeira 6-3, 6-2
Win 7-7 Mar 2012 Poitiers, France F13 Futures Hard France Kenny De Schepper 7-6(7-2), 7-6(7-2)
Loss 7-8 Jul 2012 Wuhan, China Challenger Hard Slovenia Aljaz Bedene 3-6, 6-4, 3-6
Win 8-8 Sep 2012 Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France Challenger Hard Italy Flavio Cipolla 6-4, 7-5
Win 9-8 Jan 2014 Bressuire, France F2 Futures Hard France Gregoire Burquier 7-6(7-4), 1-6, 6-4
Loss 9-9 Feb 2014 Feucherolles, France F3 Futures Hard Belgium Maxime Authom 6-7(5-7), 5-7
Loss 9-10 Sep 2014 Plaisir, France F19 Futures Hard Belgium Niels Desein 1-6, 6-7(4-7)

Doubles: 13 (7-6)

Legend (singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (1-1)
ITF Futures Tour (6-5)
Titles by surface
Hard (5-4)
Clay (2-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Aug 2003 Nasice, Croatia F3 Futures Clay Germany Andreas Beck Croatia Ivan Cerovic
Croatia Albert Loncaric
6-4, 7-5
Loss 1-1 Nov 2003 Gran Canaria, Spain F27 Futures Clay France Gaël Monfils Spain Emilio Benfele-Alvarez
Spain German Puentes-Alcani
3-6, 4-6
Loss 1-2 Apr 2004 Grasse, France F7 Futures Clay France Gaël Monfils France Gilles Simon
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
5-7, 2-6
Loss 1-3 Sep 2004 Mulhouse, France F14 Futures Hard France Alexandre Sidorenko United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
United Kingdom David Sherwood
2-6, 1-6
Win 2-3 Jan 2005 Feucherolles, France F2 Futures Hard France Jean-Michel Pequery France Patrice Atias
France Jonathan Hilaire
7-6(7-1), 6-3
Win 3-3 Feb 2007 Feucherolles, France F2 Futures Hard France Adrian Mannarino France Ludwig Pellerin
France Edouard Roger-Vasselin
6-4, 7-5
Win 4-3 Feb 2007 Bressuire, France F3 Futures Hard France Adrian Mannarino Pakistan Aisam Qureshi
France Alexandre Renard
6-7(5-7), 6-3, 7-5
Win 5-3 Jun 2007 Blois, France F8 Futures Clay France Adrian Mannarino Spain David Marrero Santana
Spain Daniel Munoz-De La Nava
6-2, 6-1
Win 6-3 Oct 2007 Nevers, France F16 Futures Hard France Jerome Inzerillo Australia Raphael Durek
Poland Dawid Olejniczak
1-6, 7-6(7-4), [12-10]
Loss 6-4 Mar 2008 Poitiers, France F5 Futures Hard France Jerome Inzerillo Belgium Ruben Bemelmans
Belgium Stefan Wauters
5-7, 4-6
Loss 6-5 Sep 2013 Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France Challenger Hard France Marc Gicquel France Pierre-Hugues Herbert
France Albano Olivetti
3-6, 7-6(7-5), [13-15]
Win 7-5 Jun 2014 Tianjin, China Challenger Hard Germany Robin Kern United States Jason Jung
United States Evan King
6-7(3-7), 7-5, [10-8]
Loss 7-6 Dec 2014 Lome, Togo F2 Futures Hard Togo Komlavi Loglo Republic of Ireland DavidO'Hare
United Kingdom Joe Salisbury
6-7(5-7), 4-6

Singles performance timeline

(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.
Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 SR W-L Win %
Australian Open A A A Q3 Q2 Q2 Q3 A 1R 0 / 1 0-1 0%
French Open Q1 Q1 Q1 1R 3R 2R Q1 Q3 Q1 0 / 3 3-3 50%
Wimbledon A A A Q1 A Q2 Q1 Q1 Q2 0 / 0 0-0  - 
US Open A A A Q1 2R Q2 A Q3 Q1 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 3-2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 / 5 4-5 44%

Junior Grand Slam finals

Boys' singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2004 Australian Open Hard France Gaël Monfils 0-6, 3-6


  1. ^ "Rankings | Singles | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  2. ^ "Josselin Ouanna | Rankings History | ATP Tour | Tennis".

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