Irina Falconi

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Irina Falconi
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Country (sports) United States
ResidenceAtlanta, Georgia
Born (1990-05-04) May 4, 1990 (age 29)
Portoviejo, Ecuador
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2010
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,737,080
Singles
Career record318–247
Career titles1 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 63 (May 23, 2016)
Current rankingNo. 276 (January 7, 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
French Open3R (2015)
Wimbledon1R (2011, 2012, 2017)
US Open3R (2011)
Doubles
Career record129–130
Career titles0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 70 (June 10, 2013)
Current rankingNo. 344 (January 7, 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2013, 2016)
French Open1R (2013)
Wimbledon2R (2012)
US Open2R (2012)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open1R (2012)
Last updated on: January 8, 2019.

Irina Falconi (Spanish: Falconí; born May 4, 1990) is a professional American tennis player, who was born in Portoviejo, Ecuador. She moved to Manhattan, New York, as a toddler.[1] Her highest WTA singles ranking is world No. 64, which she reached on September 14, 2015. Her career high in doubles is No. 70, which she reached on June 10, 2013.

Professional career[edit]

Irina Falconi, 2011)

Falconi played college tennis at Georgia Tech[1] where she was a two times ITA All-American.

She was given a wildcard into the 2010 US Open qualifying tournament and managed to qualify defeating Mona Barthel, Anastasia Pivovarova and Stéphanie Dubois.

She went out in the first round of the Australian Open, the French Open, and Wimbledon. The 2011 US Open was more successful for Falconi, when she defeated Klára Zakopalová and Dominika Cibulková, before losing to Sabine Lisicki.

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2016 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia International Clay Spain Silvia Soler Espinosa 6–2, 2–6, 6–4

Doubles: 3 (3 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–3)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2012 Citi Open, United States International Hard South Africa Chanelle Scheepers Japan Shuko Aoyama
Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen
5–7, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Aug 2012 Texas Tennis Open, United States International Hard Latvia Līga Dekmeijere New Zealand Marina Erakovic
United Kingdom Heather Watson
3–6, 0–6
Loss 0–3 Apr 2015 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia International Clay United States Shelby Rogers Brazil Paula Cristina Gonçalves
Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia
3–6, 6–3, [6–10]

ITF career finals[edit]

Singles: 14 (6–8)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. May 1, 2007 $10,000 Los Mochis, Mexico Hard Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves 6–2, 6–0
Winner 1. May 28, 2007 $10,000 Monterrey, Mexico Hard United States Courtney Nagle 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. July 13, 2009 $10,000 Atlanta, United States Hard United States Jennifer Elie 6–0, 6–4
Winner 3. July 27, 2009 $10,000 St. Joseph, United States Hard United States Caitlin Whoriskey 6–3, 6–3
Winner 4. July 12, 2010 $10,000 Atlanta, United States Hard United States Allie Will 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 2. October 18, 2010 $25,000 Rock Hill, United States Hard Italy Camila Giorgi 6–3, 6–4
Runner–up 3. February 7, 2011 $100,000 Midland, United States Hard Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká 6–4, 6–4
Runner–up 4. April 29, 2012 $50,000 Charlottesville, United States Clay United States Melanie Oudin 7–6(7–0), 3–6, 1–6
Runner–up 5. October 6, 2013 $25,000 Perth, Australia Hard Australia Arina Rodionova 5–7, 4–6
Runner–up 6. October 13, 2013 $25,000 Margaret River, Australia Hard Estonia Anett Kontaveit 2–6, 4–6
Runner–up 7. September 21, 2014 $75,000 Albuquerque, United States Hard United States Anna Tatishvili 2–6, 4–6
Winner 5. November 2, 2014 $50,000 New Braunfels, United States Hard United States Jennifer Brady 7–6(7–3), 6–2
Runner–up 8. February 7, 2015 $50,000 Burnie, Australia Hard Russia Daria Gavrilova 5–7, 5–7
Winner 6. September 24, 2017 $100,000 Tampico, Mexico Hard United States Louisa Chirico 7–5, 6–7(3–7), 6–1

Doubles: 14 (3–11)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 27 July 2009 $10,000 St. Joseph, United States Hard United States Ashley Weinhold United States Chelsea Orr
United States Caitlin Whoriskey
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 1. 12 July 2010 $10,000 Atlanta, United States Hard United States Maria Sanchez United States Kristy Frilling
Israel Julia Glushko
2–6, 6–2, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 7 August 2010 $75,000 Vancouver, Canada Hard United States Amanda Fink Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen
Canada Heidi El Tabakh
6–3, 3–6, [4–10]
Runner-up 3. 27 September 2010 $50,000 Las Vegas, United States Hard United States Maria Sanchez United States Lindsay Lee-Waters
United States Megan Moulton-Levy
6–1, 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 4 October 2010 $50,000 Kansas City, United States Hard United States Lauren Albanese United States Julie Ditty
United States Abigail Spears
2–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner–up 5. 13 February 2011 $100,000 Midland, United States Hard United States Alison Riske United States Jamie Hampton
Georgia (country) Anna Tatishvili
w/o
Runner-up 6. 17 September 2012 $75,000 Albuquerque, United States Hard United States Maria Sanchez United States Yasmin Schnack
United States Asia Muhammad
2–6, 6–1, [10–12]
Runner-up 7. 15 April 2013 $50,000 Dothan, United States Hard United States Maria Sanchez United States Julia Cohen
Germany Tatjana Maria
4–6 6–4 [9–11]
Runner–up 8. 19 May 2013 $100,000 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 9. 8 July 2013 $50,000 Yakima, United States Hard United Kingdom Naomi Broady United States Jan Abaza
United States Allie Will
5–7, 6–3, [3–10]
Winner 2. 15 July 2013 $50,000 Portland, United States Hard United States Nicole Melichar United States Sanaz Marand
United States Ashley Weinhold
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Runner-up 10. 24 March 2014 $50,000 Osprey, United States Clay Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová Chinese Taipei Hsieh Shu-ying
Japan Rika Fujiwara
3–6, 7–6(7–5), [4–10]
Runner–up 11. 21 April 2014 $50,000 Charlottesville, United States Clay United States Maria Sanchez United States Asia Muhammad
United States Taylor Townsend
3–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 8 February 2015 $50,000 Burnie, Australia Hard Croatia Petra Martić China Han Xinyun
Japan Junri Namigata
6–2, 6–4

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.
Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Australian Open A A 1R 1R Q2 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R 4–7
French Open A A 1R 2R Q3 Q1 3R 2R Q1 Q1 4–4
Wimbledon A A 1R 1R Q3 Q3 1R 1R 1R Q2 0–5
US Open Q1 1R 3R 1R Q1 Q2 2R 1R Q1 Q1 3–5
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 2–4 1–4 0–0 1–1 4–4 2–4 1–2 0–1 11–21

Grand Slam doubles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.
Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Australian Open 1R 2R A 1R 2R 2–4
French Open 1R A A 1R 0–2
Wimbledon 2R 1R A 1R 1R 1–4
US Open 1R 2R A 1R 1R A 1–4
Win–Loss 0–1 2–3 1–3 0–1 0–3 1–3 4–14

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Waldstein, David (July 4, 2017). "At Wimbledon, Ranked 247 and Suddenly Facing No. 1". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-07-07.

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