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 / 1.83 m
Turned pro 2005
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $630,266
Singles
Career record 220–169
Career titles 7 ITF
Highest ranking No. 102 (August 3, 2009)
Current ranking No. 270 (October 7, 2013)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q1 (2009, 2013)
French Open 2R (2009, 2012)
Wimbledon 1R (2009, 2011, 2013)
US Open 2R (2005)
Doubles
Career record 85–80
Career titles 6 ITF
Highest ranking No. 98 (October 5, 2009)
Current ranking No. 309 (October 7, 2013)
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. Her ranking dropped significantly as a result.

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.

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.

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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