Erin Routliffe

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Erin Routliffe
Country (sports)  Canada (2009–2017)
 New Zealand (2017–present)
Residence Caledon, Ontario, Canada
Born (1995-04-11) April 11, 1995 (age 22)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 2017
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
College Alabama Crimson Tide
Prize money US$32,190
Career record 41–40 (50.62%)
Career titles 0 WTA, 0 ITF
Highest ranking No. 591 (October 22, 2012)
Current ranking No. 801 (November 20, 2016)
Career record 41–26 (61.19%)
Career titles 0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 339 (November 6, 2017)
Current ranking No. 341 (November 20, 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open 1R (2015)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 3–2
Last updated on: November 20, 2017.

Erin Routliffe (born April 11, 1995) is a New Zealand professional tennis player who has previously represented Canada.[1] She reached a career high WTA singles ranking of No. 591 on October 22, 2012 and a career high junior rank of No. 17 on January 21, 2013. She studied at the University of Alabama and was part of their tennis team from September 2013 until her graduation in May 2017, majoring in public relations. Routliffe is a two-time NCAA doubles champion with Maya Jansen for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.[2]

Early life[edit]

Routliffe was born in New Zealand while her parents, Robert Routliffe and Catherine MacLennan, were on an around-the-world sailing adventure. They stayed there four years before returning to Canada.[3] She has two sisters Tara and Tess, the latter being an international paraswimmer.[2] She made the move to Montreal in September 2011 to train at the National Training Centre and stayed there until 2013.

Tennis career[edit]


In October 2010, Routliffe won the doubles title at the G4 in Burlington.[4] She won her first junior singles title at the same tournament a year later.[5] In October 2011, she reached the quarterfinals in both singles and doubles at the ITF $50,000 in Saguenay, with a win over then world No. 229 Alizé Lim in the second round.[6] She reached her second straight 50K doubles quarterfinals in Toronto the next week.[7] She won in April 2012 the singles and doubles titles at the G2 in Cap-d'Ail.[8] She made later that month the doubles final of the G1 in Beaulieu-sur-Mer.[9]


Routliffe lost in the first round in singles at the junior French Open and Wimbledon, but reached the quarterfinals in doubles at Wimbledon. In August, she was awarded a wildcard in the qualifying draw at the Rogers Cup and made it to the second round.[10] She made the doubles final of the G1 in Repentigny in September.[11] She was defeated in the first round in singles of the junior US Open, but reached the quarterfinals in doubles. She won the doubles title at the GB1 in Tulsa along compatriot Carol Zhao thanks to a victory over Charlotte Petrick and Denise Starr.[12] Routliffe also reached two doubles quarterfinals in October at the ITF 50,000 tournaments in Saguenay and Toronto respectively.[13]


Routliffe lost in the first round in singles of the junior Australian Open, but made the quarterfinals in doubles for her third straight Grand Slam. In February, she reached her first professional doubles final at the ITF $25,000 tournament in Launceston.[14] Routliffe reached in May her second professional doubles final at the ITF $10,000 in Santa Margherita di Pula, but was defeated by locals Martina Caregaro and Anna Floris.[15] She was defeated in the first round in singles and the second round in doubles at the junior French Open. At the beginning of July, Routliffe made it to the semifinals in doubles at the ITF 50K Cooper Challenger.[16] She won in August the gold medal in singles at the Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke.[17]


In July 2014 at the ITF $25,000 in Gatineau, Routliffe made it, with partner Carol Zhao, to the semifinals in doubles.[18] At the ITF 25K in Granby a week later, she reached, again with Zhao, the third professional doubles final of her career. They were supposed to face Hiroko Kuwata and Riko Sawayanagi for the title, but had to withdraw before the final because of an injury.[19] In July 2015, Routliffe reached the doubles final in Granby for the second straight year, this time with Laura Robson, but was once again defeated.[20] In August 2015, Routliffe and partner Maya Jansen won the US Open National Playoffs in doubles and were awarded a wildcard for the main draw.[21] They were defeated in the first round by sixth seeds Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears.[22]


In July 2016 at the ITF 25K in Winnipeg, Routliffe advanced to her first professional singles final where she was defeated by fellow qualifier Francesca Di Lorenzo in straight sets.[23] In early October 2016, she won her first professional doubles title at the ITF 10K in Charleston.[24] In July 2017, Routliffe started representing the country of her birth New Zealand and played her first Fed Cup tie, winning her debut match over Guljan Muhammetkuliyeva.[1] In October 2017 at the ITF 60K in Saguenay, she made it to the doubles final with Francesca Di Lorenzo, but they had to withdraw following Di Lorenzo's injury.[25] The next week at the ITF 60K in Toronto, she won her second doubles title, defeating Ysaline Bonaventure and Victoria Rodríguez with partner Alexa Guarachi.[26]

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments (0–0)
$75,000 / $80,000 tournaments (0–0)
$50,000 / $60,000 tournaments (0–0)
$25,000 tournaments (0–1)
$10,000 / $15,000 tournaments (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2016 Winnipeg, Canada 25,000 Hard United States Francesca Di Lorenzo 4–6, 1–6

Doubles: 7 (2 titles, 5 runners-up)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments (0–0)
$75,000 / $80,000 tournaments (0–0)
$50,000 / $60,000 tournaments (1–2)
$25,000 tournaments (0–2)
$10,000 / $15,000 tournaments (1–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2013 Launceston, Australia 25,000 Hard United States Allie Kiick Russia Ksenia Lykina
United Kingdom Emily Webley-Smith
5–7, 3–6
Loss 0–2 May 2013 Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy 10,000 Clay Canada Carol Zhao Italy Martina Caregaro
Italy Anna Floris
2–6, 7–5, [7–10]
Loss 0–3 Jul 2014 Granby, Canada 25,000 Hard Canada Carol Zhao Japan Hiroko Kuwata
Japan Riko Sawayanagi
Loss 0–4 Jul 2015 Granby, Canada 50,000 Hard United Kingdom Laura Robson Australia Jessica Moore
Australia Storm Sanders
5–7, 2–6
Win 1–4 Oct 2016 Charleston, United States 10,000 Clay United States Andie Daniell United States Quinn Gleason
United States Whitney Kay
6–4, 6–2
Loss 1–5 Oct 2017 Saguenay, Canada 60,000 Hard (i) United States Francesca Di Lorenzo Canada Bianca Andreescu
Canada Carol Zhao
Win 2–5 Nov 2017 Toronto, Canada 60,000 Hard (i) Chile Alexa Guarachi Belgium Ysaline Bonaventure
Mexico Victoria Rodríguez
7–6(7–4), 3–6, [10–4]

Record against top-100 players[edit]

Routliffe's win-loss record (0–2, 0%) against players who were ranked world No. 100 or higher when played is as follows:[27]

*Statistics as of July 24, 2016


  1. ^ a b "Tennis player Erin Routliffe becomes Kiwi in time for Fed Cup". Stuff. Retrieved June 20, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Alabama Crimson Tide profile - Erin Routliffe". Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Canadian tennis headed in the right direction". Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Drawsheet: 2010 U18 ITF World Ranking Event 2". Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Drawsheet: 2011 U18 ITF World Ranking Event 2". Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Performance magistrale de Routliffe". Challenger Archived from the original on April 7, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Drawsheet: $50,000 Toronto". Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  8. ^ "New career high for Routliffe". Open Court. Archived from the original on April 11, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Drawsheet: 17ème Open International Junior de Beaulieu-sur-Mer". Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  10. ^ "WTA Rogers Cup - 15 year old Canadian stuns world no. 104 to reach final round of qualifying". Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Girls' doubles main draw" (PDF). Retrieved January 28, 2013. [permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Drawsheet: Pan American ITF Championships". Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  13. ^ "ITF junior profile - Erin Routliffe". Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Drawsheet: $25,000 Launceston". Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Drawsheet: $10,000 Santa Margherita Di Pula". Retrieved May 17, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Doubles drawsheet" (PDF). Retrieved July 5, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Newsletter". Archived from the original on September 24, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Doubles main draw" (PDF). Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Doubles main draw" (PDF). Retrieved July 19, 2014. [permanent dead link]
  20. ^ "Drawsheet: $50,000 Granby". Retrieved July 25, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Maya Jansen and Erin Routliffe of Alabama Women's Tennis punch ticket to 2015 US Open". Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Historic run to US Open comes to a close for Maya Jansen and Erin Routliffe". Retrieved September 4, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Drawsheet: $25,000 Winnipeg". Retrieved July 17, 2016. 
  24. ^ "Drawsheet: $10,000 Charleston, SC". Retrieved October 12, 2016. 
  25. ^ "Drawsheet: $60,000 Saguenay". Retrieved October 28, 2017. 
  26. ^ "Drawsheet: $60,000 Toronto". Retrieved November 4, 2017. 
  27. ^ "Results". Retrieved July 24, 2016. 

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