Francisco González (tennis)

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Francisco González
Country (sports) Paraguay
ResidencePlantation, Florida, United States
Born (1955-11-19) November 19, 1955 (age 63)
Wiesbaden, Germany
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Turned pro1977
Retired1990
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$483,023
Singles
Career record107–171
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 34 (12 July 1978)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1984)
French Open2R (1979, 1982)
Wimbledon4R (1981)
US Open3R (1980)
Doubles
Career record221–200
Career titles10
Highest rankingNo. 22 (26 November 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1984)
French OpenQF (1980, 1983, 1985)
Wimbledon3R (1979, 1980)
US OpenQF (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 in November 1984.[1] The biggest singles final of his career was at Cincinnati in 1980, defeating Jimmy Connors in the semifinals 6-2, 7-6 before falling to Harold Solomon.

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. He had career wins over Ivan Lendl, Jimmy Connors, Stefan Edberg, Andrés Gómez, Vitas Gerulaitis, Yannick Noah, Eliot Teltscher, Johan Kriek, and Henri Leconte.

References[edit]

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

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