Liu at the 2013 US Open
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Thousand Oaks, California, United States|
|Born||May 25, 2000|
Thousand Oaks, California, United States
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||68–42 (61.8%)|
|Career titles||3 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 137 (4 January 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 167 (15 April 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|US Open||2R (2018)|
|Career record||8–11 (42.1%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 539 (5 March 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 962 (15 April 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|US Open||1R (2017)|
|French Open Junior||QF (2017)|
|Wimbledon Junior||W (2016)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|US Open||1R (2015)|
|Last updated on: July 5, 2018.|
Claire Liu (// LOO; Chinese: 刘婧文; pinyin: Liú Jìngwén [ljǒu tɕîŋ wə̌n]; born May 25, 2000) is an American tennis player. In 2017, she was the World No. 1 in the junior rankings after winning the Junior Wimbledon title, and finishing runner-up at the Junior French Open. Liu also won a junior grand slam doubles title at Wimbledon with Usue Arconada in 2016.
On the pro circuit, Liu has won three ITF singles titles and reached a career-high WTA singles ranking of No. 137.
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Liu won the Junior Wimbledon doubles tournament in 2016 with fellow American Usue Arconada, defeating Mariam Bolkvadze and Caty McNally in straight sets in the final. The following year after losing in the Junior French Open final to Whitney Osuigwe, she came back to win the Junior Wimbledon singles title against Ann Li, making her the first American girl to win the event since Chanda Rubin in 1992. With this grand slam success, Liu rose to No. 1 in the ITF girls' junior rankings.
Liu won her first professional title on March 22, 2015, at an Orlando clay court tournament on the ITF Women's Circuit. At age 14, Liu was the youngest tennis player to win a professional tournament since Anna Kournikova in 1996.
At the 2015 US Open, Liu was granted a wild card into the qualifying tournament. She beat Verónica Cepede Royg and ninth seed Jana Čepelová in her first two matches before losing to the 26th seed, Alexandra Panova, in the final round. Liu, alongside Taylor Fritz, was also given a wild card for the mixed doubles event; they were defeated in the first round by the fourth seeds and eventual champions, Martina Hingis and Leander Paes.
After securing two ITF tournament wins in 2017, Liu was granted a wild card into the qualifying tournament at the 2017 US Open. Liu defeated all three of her opponents in the qualifying tournament, earning her a spot in the singles main draw of a grand slam for the first time. There she was defeated in the first round, in straight sets by Duan Yingying. In their main draw grand slam doubles debut, Liu and Taylor Johnson lost in the first round in Women's Doubles at the US Open.
At the 2018 Wimbledon Championships, Liu advanced to the main draw of the tournament after winning all of her qualifying matches. Liu lost in the second round to the eventual champion Angelique Kerber. Liu was the only player in the tournament to win a set against Kerber.
Singles: 3 (3–0)
|Winner||1.||22 March 2015||$10,000||Orlando, United States||Clay||Fanny Stollár||6–1, 6–3|
|Winner||2.||14 May 2017||$25,000||Naples, United States||Clay||Danielle Collins||6–3, 6–1|
|Winner||3.||28 May 2017||$25,000||Caserta, Italy||Clay||Paula Badosa||6–3, 6–3|
Junior Grand Slam finals
|Runner-up||2017||French Open||Clay||Whitney Osuigwe||4–6, 7–6(7–5), 3–6|
|Winner||2017||Wimbledon||Grass||Ann Li||6–2, 5–7, 6–2|
|Winner||2016||Wimbledon||Grass||Usue Maitane Arconada|| Mariam Bolkvadze
Grand Slam performance timelines
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|French Open||A||A||A||Q2||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||2R||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|US Open||Q3||A||1R||2R||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Win–Loss||0–1||2–2||0 / 3||2–3||40%|
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