Samantha Crawford

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Samantha Crawford
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Full name Samantha Crawford
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1995-02-18) February 18, 1995 (age 22)
Atlanta, United States
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Prize money $490,509
Singles
Career record 138–118
Career titles 1 ITF
Highest ranking 98 (July 11, 2016)
Current ranking 105 (November 7, 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2017)
French Open 1R (2016)
Wimbledon 2R (2016)
US Open 1R (2012, 2015, 2016)
Doubles
Career record 66–56
Career titles 5 ITF
Highest ranking 216 (July 13, 2015)
Current ranking 305 (November 7, 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open 1R (2011, 2012, 2014, 2016)
Last updated on: November 7, 2016.

Samantha Crawford (born February 18, 1995) is an American tennis player.

Crawford has won one singles and five doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On July 11, 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 98. On July 13, 2015, she peaked at world number 216 in the doubles rankings.

As a junior, Atlanta-born Crawford won the girls' singles title at the 2012 US Open, defeating Anett Kontaveit in the final.

Career[edit]

2012[edit]

Crawford received a wildcard into the 2012 US Open – Women's Singles Qualifying. She got to the qualifying competition with wins over Irina Khromacheva and Marie-Ève Pelletier. She played Eleni Daniilidou for a spot in the main draw, winning in three sets. In her first women's Grand Slam main draw appearance, Crawford lost to fellow teenager Laura Robson.

2015[edit]

In 2015, Crawford earned a wild card into the 2015 US Open by winning the US Open Wild Card Challenge, a three-week series of hard-court events played out on the USTA Pro Circuit.[1]

2016[edit]

At the 2016 Brisbane International, Crawford caused an upset by defeating top-15 player Belinda Bencic in the second round. She subsequently went on to reach her first WTA semifinal, where she lost to former world number one and eventual champion Victoria Azarenka in straight sets.[2]

ITF finals (6–6)[edit]

Singles (1–4)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–2)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. July 9, 2012 $50,000 Yakima, United States Hard United States Shelby Rogers 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 3–6
Runner-up 2. January 12, 2015 $25,000 Plantation, United States Clay United States Sachia Vickery 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. May 11, 2015 $25,000 Raleigh, United States Clay United States Julia Boserup 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. July 27, 2015 $50,000 Lexington, United States Hard Japan Nao Hibino 2–6, 1–6
Winner 1. November 9, 2015 $50,000 Scottsdale, United States Hard Switzerland Viktorija Golubic 6–3, 4–6, 6–2

Doubles (5–2)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (5–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. July 9, 2012 $50,000 Yakima, United States Hard United States Madison Keys China Xu Yifan
China Zhou Yimiao
6–3, 2–6, [12–10]
Winner 2. February 18, 2013 $25,000 Surprise, United States Hard United States Sachia Vickery United States Emily Harman
China Xu Yifan
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]
Winner 3. February 10, 2014 $25,000 Rancho Santa Fe, United States Hard China Xu Yifan United States Danielle Lao
United States Keri Wong
3–6, 6–2, [12–10]
Runner-up 1. July 14, 2014 $50,000 Carson, United States Hard United States Sachia Vickery Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek
Australia Olivia Rogowska
6–7(4–7), 1–6
Winner 4. February 23, 2015 $25,000 Rancho Santa Fe, United States Hard United States Asia Muhammad Turkey İpek Soylu
Serbia Nina Stojanović
6–0, 6–3
Winner 5. June 22, 2015 $25,000 Baton Rouge, United States Hard United States Emily Harman Australia Storm Sanders
South Africa Chanel Simmonds
7–6(7–4), 6–1
Runner-up 2. October 31, 2016 $50,000 Scottsdale, United States Hard United States Melanie Oudin United States Ingrid Neel
United States Taylor Townsend
4–6, 3–6

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Girls' Singles[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 2012 US Open Hard Estonia Anett Kontaveit 7–5, 6–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crawford wins challenge earns US Open wild card". USTA. August 3, 2015. Retrieved October 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ Lutton, Phil (January 9, 2016). "Brisbane International 2016: Victoria Azarenka continues comeback after booking spot in final". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved March 24, 2016. 

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