|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|Born||May 12, 1981|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||US$ 1,327,584|
|Career record||249–177 (58.5%)|
|Career titles||9 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 28 (June 9, 2003)|
|Grand Slam singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2004, 2006)|
|French Open||3R (2003)|
|Wimbledon||4R (2002, 2007)|
|US Open||3R (2005)|
|Career record||121–98 (55.3%)|
|Career titles||2 WTA, 6 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 47 (July 23, 2007)|
Laura Granville (born May 12, 1981) is a former American professional tennis player. During the two years she spent at Stanford University, she set the record for most consecutive singles victories with 58 and finished with an overall record of 93–3. Granville won the NCAA Championship in singles as well as the ITA Player of the Year in both 2000 and 2001.
In 2001, Stanford won the women's tennis national team championship, and Granville was also a doubles finalist. She retired in 2010 after seven full years on the WTA Tour and returned to Stanford, where she completed her studies and graduated in 2012. She was inducted into the Stanford University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.
Granville is now in her sixth season as the head coach of the Princeton University women's tennis team. In 2014, the Princeton women's tennis program won the Ivy League title and defeated Arizona State 4–3 to win its first-ever NCAA tournament match.
1996—Won the Illinois girl's high school tennis state singles championships as a sophomore at The Latin School of Chicago.
1998—Claimed the USTA National Girls' 18 Singles and earned a wildcard into the US Open main draw, losing in the second round (defeating world No. 96 Paola Suárez en route.)
1999—Repeated as the USTA National Girls' 18 Singles and earned a wildcard into the US Open main draw.
2000—Won the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) women's singles championship as a freshman at Stanford University.
2001—Won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's best female tennis player
2001—Won her second consecutive NCAA singles championship as a sophomore at Stanford University.
2001—Turned professional after her sophomore year and reached three ITF Circuit semifinals.
2002—Won two ITF tournaments, was the runner-up in two ITF tournaments, reached her first-ever WTA Tour quarterfinals in New Haven, U.S. and Luxembourg (beating Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in the first round), won three singles matches at Wimbledon (including a defeat of Mary Pierce), reached the third round at the tournament in Montreal, and made her top 100 and top 50 debuts.
2007—Defeated former world No. 1, Martina Hingis, in the third round at Wimbledon to match her career best showing there. Defeated 2013 Wimbledon Champion Marion Bartoli indoors at Memphis.
2008—Won the Midland, Michigan, U.S. ITF tournament.
WTA career finals
Singles: 1 (runner-up)
|Loss||1.||15 August 2004||Vancouver Open||Tier V||Hard||Nicole Vaidišová||6–2, 4–6, 2–6|
Doubles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runner-ups)
|Loss||1.||19 May 2003||Strasbourg International||Clay||Jelena Kostanić Tošić|| Sonya Jeyaseelan
|Loss||2.||19 February 2005||Memphis Cup||Tier III||Hard (i)||Abigail Spears|| Yuka Yoshida
|Win||1.||24 July 2005||Cincinnati Open||Hard||Abigail Spears|| Květa Peschke
María Emilia Salerni
|3–6, 6–2, 6–4|
|Win||2.||5 November 2006||Tournoi de Québec||Carpet (i)||Carly Gullickson|| Jill Craybas
|Loss||3.||4 January 2010||Auckland Open||International||Hard||Natalie Grandin|| Cara Black
ITF Circuit finals
Singles: 15 (9–6)
|Winner||1.||19 March 2002||La Cañada, United States||Hard||Claudine Schaul||1–6, 6–2, 6–3|
|Runner-up||2.||2 June 2002||Surbiton, United Kingdom||Grass||Janet Lee||6–4, 4–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||3.||4 August 2002||Vancouver, Canada||Hard||Maria Sharapova||6–0, 3–6, 1–6|
|Winner||4.||29 September 2002||Albuquerque, United States||Hard||Marie-Ève Pelletier||6–7(2), 6–4, 6–1|
|Runner-up||5.||9 February 2003||Midland, United States||Hard (i)||Bianka Lamade||3–6, 6–1, 4–6|
|Winner||6.||17 October 2004||Ashburn, United States||Hard||Lucie Šafářová||6–4, 6–2|
|Winner||7.||13 February 2005||Midland, United States||Hard||Cho Yoon-jeong||6–3, 3–6, 7–6(6)|
|Winner||8.||22 February 2005||Saint Paul, United States||Hard (i)||Akiko Morigami||6–2, 6–7(6), 6–2|
|Runner-up||9.||4 June 2005||Surbiton, United Kingdom||Grass||Kristina Brandi||3–6, 1–6|
|Winner||10.||7 May 2006||Charlottesville, U.S.||Clay||Dominika Cibulková||w/o|
|Runner-up||11.||10 June 2006||Surbiton, United Kingdom||Grass||Kristina Brandi||5–7, 0–6|
|Runner-up||12.||11 February 2007||Midland, United States||Hard||Jill Craybas||6–2, 3–6, 3–6|
|Winner||13.||10 February 2008||Midland, United States||Hard (i)||Ashley Harkleroad||6–1, 6–1|
|Winner||14.||22 March 2009||Redding, United States||Hard||Rika Fujiwara||6–2, 2–6, 6–4|
|Winner||15.||24 May 2009||Landisville, United States||Hard||Petra Rampre||6–2, 6–1|
Doubles: 9 (6–3)
|Winner||1.||3 October 2004||Troy, United States||Hard||Teryn Ashley|| Bethanie Mattek-Sands
|2–6, 3–0 ret.|
|Winner||2.||14 November 2004||Pittsburgh, United States||Hard||Teryn Ashley|| Els Callens
|2–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|Winner||3.||10 October 2006||San Francisco, United States||Hard||Carly Gullickson|| Christina Fusano
|Runner-up||4.||22 October 2006||Houston, United States||Hard||Carly Gullickson|| Julie Ditty
|4–6, 6–4, 5–7|
|Winner||5.||11 February 2007||Midland, United States||Hard||Abigail Spears|| Maureen Drake
|6–4, 3–6, 6–3|
|Runner-up||6.||6 April 2009||Jackson County, United States||Clay||Riza Zalameda|| Monique Adamczak
|Winner||7.||31 May 2009||Carson, United States||Hard||Riza Zalameda|| Monique Adamczak
|Runner-up||8.||12 October 2009||Kansas City, United States||Hard||Julia Boserup|| Lilia Osterloh
|Winner||9.||14 February 2010||Midland, United States||Hard||Lucie Hradecká|| Anna Tatishvili
|7–6(3), 3–6, [12–10]|
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- Laura Granville at the Women's Tennis Association
- Laura Granville at the International Tennis Federation
- Laura Granville at ESPN.com