Josselin Ouanna

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Josselin Ouanna
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Country (sports)  France
Residence Suresnes, France
Born (1986-04-14) April 14, 1986 (age 29)
Tours, France
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro 2004
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $723,143
Singles
Career record 9-17 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
4 Challengers, 4 Futures
Highest ranking No. 88 (5 October 2009)
Current ranking No. 273 (26 May 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2013)
French Open 3R (2009)
Wimbledon Q2 (2010)
US Open 2R (2009)
Doubles
Career record 6-14 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 220 (7 January 2008)
Last updated on: May 26, 2014.

Josselin Ouanna (born April 14, 1986) is a French tennis player.

Biography[edit]

Born in Tours and Guadeloupean origin, he was quickly spotted and integrates INSEP with her friends of "blackteam" Gael Monfils (of Caribbean origin) and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (of Congolese origin). He was coached by Jérôme Potier of CNE Roland Garros. Several injuries have slowed his progress between 2005 and 2007.

After another blank year in 2015, he announced his retirement from professional circuit to concentrate on his reconversion.

Career[edit]

In 2004, he participated in the final of the Open Junior Australia. He lost to Gael Monfils (6-0, 6-3). He played little after his first Challenger tournament in Cherbourg and reached the quarterfinals. He won in September his first professional tournament.

In 2007, he was a quarter-finalist at Tunica to Freudenstadt. He wins two new tournaments Future in France by year's end.

He reached in 2008 the quarterfinals four challengers tournaments early in the season. He played his first Roland Garros with a status of lucky loser but loses to Argentina's Juan Martín del Potro. He then loses twice a challenger tournament quarterfinal in France before winning the challenger tournament in Rennes to face Adrian Mannarino. Josselin Ouanna is then revealed to the public during the Tournament of Lyon where he beat Ivan Ljubicic, while global 46th and Nicolas Lapentti before losing to Gilles Simon. This performance qualifies him for the first Masters France but tilts in the Pool games against Julien Benneteau, Gilles Simon and Marc Gicquel.

He won in April 2009 the challenger tournament in Saint-Brieuc against Adrian Mannarino in three sets (7-5, 1-6, 6-4).

Boasting an invitation to the 2009 French Open, her second Grand Slam a year after his first at Roland Garros, he crossed the first round by eliminating the Spaniard Marcel Granollers in five sets (7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 7-6, 6-1). Second, it eliminates the 12th player in the world, one of his childhood idols and former world number one Marat Safin, who played her last French Open in five sets (7-62, 7-64, 3-6, 4- 6, 10-8) 2, which has made known the great public3. This is the first time Tourangeau beats a top 304. It was eliminated in the third round by Fernando Gonzalez in straight sets (7-5, 6-3, 7-5).

At year end, it is removed by the same opponent, Fernando González, the second round of the US Open but it allows him to enter for the first time in his career in the top 100.

In 2010, he bows to the second round at Roland Garros face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after beating Łukasz Kubot in the first round.

He won in 2012 the Challenger tournaments Cherbourg and Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and returned 180 places in the ATP rankings.

Following the Nicolas Mahut package, it retrieves the invitation that allows it to participate in the 2013 Australian Open where it faces the Colombian Alejandro Falla against whom he lost in straight sets 4-6, 5-7, 4-6.

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