Tornado Alicia Black

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Tornado Alicia Black
2015 US Open Tennis - Qualies - Romina Oprandi (SUI) (22) def. Tornado Alicia Black (USA) (20918192181).jpg
Black at the 2015 US Open
Full nameTornado Alicia Black
Country (sports) United States
Born (1998-05-12) May 12, 1998 (age 20)
Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.
Prize money$47,348
Singles
Career record33–17
Career titles2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 404 (February 2, 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
US OpenQ2 (2014)
Doubles
Career record6–5
Highest rankingNo. 348 (September 14, 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open2R (2015)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open1R (2014)

Tornado Alicia Black (born May 12, 1998) is an American tennis player.

Black has won two singles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On February 2, 2015, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 404. On September 14, 2015, she peaked at No. 348 in the doubles rankings.

She was runner-up at the junior 2013 US Open, losing to Ana Konjuh in three sets.[1][2]

Black made her WTA Tour main draw debut at the 2014 Abierto Mexicano Telcel. Having been awarded a wild card, she played Serbian sixth seed Bojana Jovanovski in the first round, losing in straight sets.[3]

Tornado and her younger sister Hurricane Tyra had at one point been referred to as "the next Williams sisters".[4][5]

In 2017, she was sidelined by a hip injury. Black used GoFundMe to successfully get the $40,000 needed for the hip surgery.[6]

ITF finals (2–2)[edit]

Singles (2–1)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. June 25, 2012 Buffalo, U.S. Clay United States Jamie Loeb 6–7(5–7), 2–6
Winner 1. September 23, 2013 Amelia Island, U.S. Clay United States Alexandra Mueller 4–6, 6–0, 6–0
Winner 2. July 14, 2014 Evansville, U.S. Hard United States Caitlin Whoriskey 6–4, 4–6, 6–2

Doubles (0–1)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. June 1, 2015 Manzanillo, Mexico Hard United States Dasha Ivanova Mexico Carolina Betancourt
Samoa Steffi Carruthers
3–6, 3–6

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Girls' Singles[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 2013 US Open Hard Croatia Ana Konjuh 6–3, 4–6, 6–7(6–8)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Konjuh outlasts Black to win girls' singles title". US Open. September 8, 2013. Archived from the original on February 28, 2014. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  2. ^ Harwitt, Sandra (September 8, 2013). "Coric and Konjuh secure US Open titles". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  3. ^ "Jovanovski blows past Tornado Black". kora.com. February 25, 2014. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  4. ^ Isaacson, Melissa (September 18, 2013). "Greatness in forecast for Tornado Black". ESPN. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  5. ^ Kussoy, Howie (September 4, 2013). "Tornado, Hurricane could be next Serena, Venus". New York Post. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  6. ^ [1]

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