Francisco González (tennis)

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Francisco González
Country (sports)  Paraguay
Residence Plantation, Florida, United States
Born (1955-11-19) November 19, 1955 (age 61)
Wiesbaden, Germany
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Turned pro 1977
Retired 1990
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $483,023
Career record 107–171
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 34 (12 July 1978)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1984)
French Open 2R (1979, 1982)
Wimbledon 4R (1981)
US Open 3R (1980)
Career record 221–200
Career titles 10
Highest ranking No. 22 (26 November 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1984)
French Open QF (1980, 1983, 1985)
Wimbledon 3R (1979, 1980)
US Open QF (1979)
Last updated on: November 8, 2012.

Francisco González (born November 19, 1955 in Wiesbaden, Germany) played professional tennis in the 1970s and 1980s. He represented Paraguay in Davis Cup, and played collegiate tennis at the Ohio State University.

González was ranked as high as World No. 34 in singles, achieved in July 1978, and No. 22 in doubles (November 1984).[1] He reached the biggest singles final of his career at Cincinnati in 1980, stunning Jimmy Connors in the semifinals 6-2, 7-6 before falling to former Cincinnati champion Harold Solomon.

Gonzalez also worked as a tennis commentator on Puerto Rican television for some time during the early 1980s decade.

Career highlights[edit]

Singles Finals (2):

Career Doubles Titles (10):

Career Doubles Finals (10):

  • 1986—Chicago, Newport, Metz;
  • 1983—Cleveland;
  • 1982—Dortmund WCT, Maui;
  • 1980—Tulsa;
  • 1979—Maui, Tokyo Outdoor, Cleveland

Francisco González has been the Head Tennis Professional at Sierra Sport & Racquet Club since 1998. Played on the ATP Tour from 1977 to 1990, consistently ranked in the top 100 in singles and doubles with the highest ranking of #34 in singles and #22 in doubles. USPTA certified since 1992 and USPTR certified since 1994. Played Davis Cup for Paraguay (World Group 1983-1989). Outstanding career wins over Ivan Lendl, Jimmy Connors, Stefan Edberg, Andrés Gómez, Vitas Gerulaitis, Yannick Noah, Eliot Teltscher, Johan Kriek, and Henri Leconte. Played #1 for the Ohio State University (1973–1976). Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a major in Management from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico.


  • Hooley, Bruce (2002). Ohio State's Unforgettables. Seattle: Sports Publishing Inc.

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