Alexa Glatch

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Alexa Glatch
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Country  United States
Residence Newport Beach, California, United States
Born (1989-09-10) September 10, 1989 (age 25)
Newport Beach, California, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in/ 1.88 m
Turned pro 2005
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $665,114
Singles
Career record 230–176
Career titles 9 ITF
Highest ranking No. 102 (August 3, 2009)
Current ranking No. 203 (April 12, 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q3 (2015)
French Open 2R (2009, 2012)
Wimbledon 1R (2009, 2011, 2013)
US Open 2R (2005)
Doubles
Career record 92–83
Career titles 7 ITF
Highest ranking No. 98 (October 5, 2009)
Current ranking No. 323 (April 12, 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2009)
US Open 3R (2009)
Last updated on: October 10, 2013.

Alexa Glatch (born September 10, 1989) is an American professional tennis player.

Junior career[edit]

She started playing tennis at the age of five. As a junior player, she won the prestigious Easter Bowl title in the Girls 14s and Girls 18s divisions and the Orange Bowl in the Girls 16s division in 2004. She achieved a world junior ranking of no. 5 in 2005, advancing to the 2005 US Open finals in both singles and doubles. She lost the singles final to junior, and future senior, World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka. She represented the United States in numerous international competitions including Junior Fed Cup.

Professional career[edit]

Glatch turned professional in 2005 and in that year reached the semifinals of the Forest Hills Tennis Classic and the second round of the US Open. She was in an accident in November 2005; her injuries included a broken right wrist and left elbow. It took her eight months until she could start regularly playing competitive tennis again.

In 2007, she won the Southlake $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit event for her second career pro title and reached the quarterfinals of the Washington, D.C. $75,000 USTA Pro Circuit event. She was a finalist at the French Open junior doubles with partner Sorana Cîrstea of Romania. She also reached the quarterfinals of three $50,000 events. In 2008, Glatch reached the quarterfinals of the Dothan $75,000 USTA Pro Circuit event, was a finalist at the Carson $50,000 event, and was the singles champion at both the Toronto and Saguenay $50,000 events. She was one of three American women to make the 2008 US Open as a qualifier. She also had two semifinal finishes in doubles and won the doubles title at the $50,000 San Diego Pro Circuit tournament.

Glatch reached the third round of the 2009 BNP Paribas Open as a wildcard; one of her wins was against World No. 29 Carla Suárez Navarro. At the 2009 Sony Ericsson Open, Alexa advanced to the 2nd round before losing to #1 seed Serena Williams 2–6, 3–6. She made her Fed Cup debut in April in the semifinals against the Czech Republic. As a rookie, she was dubbed the MVP for keeping the US alive by pulling off upset wins in both of her singles matches against No. 29 Iveta Benešová and future World No. 2 Petra Kvitová in straight sets.

In May 2009, Glatch made her French Open debut by defeating 14th-seeded Italian clay court specialist Flavia Pennetta in the first round.

Glatch lost in the first round of the 2009 US Open to defending champion Serena Williams. In women's doubles, Glatch played with fellow American Carly Gullickson and advanced to the round of 16.

In the 2012 French Open, she won three matches and beat two seeds to qualify for the main draw. She defeated Georgian Anna Tatishvili to advance to the second round where she lost to 18th-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy.

In July 2012 she reached the second round of Mercury Insurance Open 2012, Carlsbad losing to Former World No. 3 Nadia Petrova, 4–6 3–6.[1]

In October 2012 Glatch won two back-to-back grass court tournaments in Japan.

Following an appearance at Wimbledon in 2013, Glatch took 15 months off to deal with injuries. She had wrist and hip surgeries and went through extensive rehabilitation. Upon her return to competitive tennis in October 2014, she won the doubles event at the $50,000 Macon Pro Circuit event.

In 2015, Glatch used her protected singles ranking to enter the 2015 Australian Open Qualifying, where she defeated #3 seed and World No. 110 Lourdes Dominguez-Lino and advanced to the final round of qualifying. In March/April, Glatch continued her post-injury, rapid rise up the rankings by winning the $25,000 Iripuato Mexico ITF and the $50,000 Osprey Florida Pro Circuit event (as a wildcard) defeating top seeded World No. 44 Madison Brengle in the final.

Personal life[edit]

Alexa graduated from Laurel Springs High School. She was accepted to UCLA but opted not to attend. Some of her favorite tennis players include Steffi Graf and Roger Federer. After many years with Nike, she now endorses ASICS sportswear and footwear and Babolat rackets.

Glatch resides in Newport Beach, California. Her hobbies include surfing and skimboarding.

Career statistics[edit]

Singles Finals: 13 (8–5)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner–up 1. 13 June 2004 Hamilton, Canada Clay Canada Stéphanie Dubois 1-6 5-7
Winner 2. 25 June 2006 Fort Worth, United States Hard United States Jamie Hampton 6-4 6-1
Runner–up 3. 27 June 2006 Edmond, United States Hard United States Riza Zalameda 4-6 1-6
Winner 4. 8 July 2007 Southlake, United States Hard United States Sunitha Rao 6–2, 7–5
Runner–up 5. 26 May 2008 Carson, United States Hard United States Mashona Washington 5-7 4-6
Winner 6. 19 October 2008 Toronto, Canada Hard (i) Canada Stéphanie Dubois 6-4 6-3
Winner 7. 26 October 2008 Saguenay, Canada Hard (i) Italy Alberta Brianti 6-3 6-1
Winner 8. 26 January 2009 Laguna nigel, United States Hard South Africa Chanelle Scheepers 6-1 6-0
Runner–up 9. 22 May 2011 Carson, United States Hard Italy Camila Giorgi 6-7 (4) 1-6
Runner–up 10. 2 October 2011 Las Vegas, United States Hard Switzerland Romina Oprandi 7-6 (2) 3-6 6-7 (4)
Winner 11. 15 October 2012 Makinohara, Japan Grass Australia Monique Adamczak 6-3 6-4
Winner 12. 22 October 2012 Hamamatsu, Japan Grass Australia Monique Adamczak 6-2 6-3
Winner 13. 22 March 2015 Irapuato, Mexico Hard Czech Republic Renata Voráčová 6–2, 7–5

Doubles Finals: 10 (7–3)[edit]

Outcome NO Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 27 June 2006 Edmond, United States Hard United States Ashley Weinhold United States Elizabeth Kaufman
United States Lindsey Nelson
6-4 6-4
Winner 2. 16 November 2008 San Diego, United States Hard United States Christina Fusano United States Angela Haynes
United States Mashona Washington
6–3 6–2
Winner 3. 5 June 2009 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass South Africa Natalie Grandin Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Japan Rika Fujiwara
6-3 2-6 [10-7]
Winner 4. 12 April 2011 Osprey, United States Clay France Stéphanie Foretz Argentina María Irigoyen
Japan Erika Sema
4-6 7-5 [10-7]
Runner-up 5. 8 May 2011 Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay United States Christina Fusano Ukraine Alyona Sotnikova
Slovakia Lenka Wienerova
4–6 3–6
Winner 6. 25 September 2011 Albuquerque, United States Hard United States Asia Muhammad United States Grace Min
United States Melanie Oudin
4–6 6–3 [10–2]
Winner 7. 26 September 2011 Las Vegas, United States Hard United States Mashona Washington United States Varvara Lepchenko
United States Melanie Oudin
6-4, 6-2
Runner-up 8. 22 October 2012 Hamamatsu, Japan Grass Australia Monique Adamczak Japan Shuko Aoyama
Japan Miki Miyamura
6–3, 4–6, [6–10]
Winner 9. 26 October 2014 Macon, United States Hard United States Madison Brengle United States Anna Tatishvili
United States Ashley Weinhold
6-0 7-5
Runner-up 10. 2 November 2014 New Braunfel, United States Hard United States Bernarda Pera Colombia Mariana Duque
Paraguay Verónica Cepede Royg
0–6, 3–6

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A Q1 A A A Q1 0–2
French Open A A A A A 2R Q1 A 2R A 5–3
Wimbledon A A A A A 1R A 1R Q3 1R 5–4
US Open Q2 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R Q1 Q1 Q3 7–9

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