Romy Farah
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Romy Farah
Romy Farah
Full nameRomy Farah Maksoud
Country (sports) Colombia
Born (1985-01-05) 5 January 1985 (age 36)
Beirut, Lebanon
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Prize money$10,898
Highest rankingNo. 493 (8 July 2002)
Highest rankingNo. 451 (27 October 2003)

Romy Farah Maksoud (born 5 January 1985) is a Colombian former professional tennis player.


Born to Lebanese parents in Beirut, Farah moved to Colombia at the age of two, via Canada. She grew up in the city of Cali.[1] Her father Patrick coached tennis and comes from a generation of tennis players, while her mother Eva was a volleyball player who captained Lebanon's national team. She is the elder sister of tennis player Robert Farah.[2]

Farah, a right-handed player, competed briefly on the professional tour while a junior, twice featuring in the singles main draw of the Copa Colsanitas WTA Tour tournament, in 2002 and 2003. She appeared in a total of eight Fed Cup ties for Colombia, which included a World Group fixture in 2003 against France.[3] Retiring in 2004, Farah went on to play college tennis in the United States, for Clemson University and the University of Miami.[4]

ITF finals

Singles: 1 (0-1)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 17 June 2002 Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal Hard United States Amber Liu 2-6, 2-6

Doubles: 4 (0-4)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 25 November 2001 Cali, Colombia Clay Ecuador Mariana Correa Brazil Livia Azzi
Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves
5-7, 1-6
Runner-up 2. 25 May 2003 Almería, Spain Hard Spain Astrid Waernes Portugal Neuza Silva
Turkey ?pek ?eno?lu
5-7, 7-5, 3-6
Runner-up 3. 5 October 2003 Carcavelos 1, Portugal Clay Hungary Ágnes Szávay Czech Republic Iveta Gerlová
Slovakia Katarína Kachlíková
4-6, 6-7(6-8)
Runner-up 4. 18 October 2003 Carcavelos 2, Portugal Clay Portugal Neuza Silva Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
France Céline Beigbeder
2-6, 0-1 ret.

See also


  1. ^ Morales Zapata, Rodrigo (20 February 1999). "Romy Farah, Una Pasión Árabe". El Tiempo (in Spanish).
  2. ^ Mosalli, Irène (19 July 2019). "Robert Farah, a Colombian-Lebanese with tennis in his genes". L'Orient-Le Jour.
  3. ^ "Equipo colombiano viajó a Europa para enfrentarse a Francia". La Nación (in Spanish). 20 April 2003.
  4. ^ "Yellow Jackets Begin Play at ITA South Regional Thursday". Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. 18 October 2006.

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