Lauren Davis

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Lauren Davis
Lauren Davis at the 2013 US Open.jpg
Davis at the 2013 US Open
Full nameLauren Davis
Country United States
ResidenceGates Mills, Ohio, United States
Born(1993-10-09) October 9, 1993 (age 20)
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Height5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Turned proJanuary 2011
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$535,941
Singles
Career record124–65
Career titles7 ITF
Highest ranking55 (March 17, 2014)
Current ranking55 (March 17, 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2014)
French Open2R (2012)
Wimbledon1R (2013)
US Open1R (2011, 2013)
Doubles
Career record10–16
Career titles0
Highest ranking304 (March 3, 2014)
Current ranking304 (March 3, 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2014)
French Open2R (2013)
Wimbledon
US Open1R (2011, 2013)
Team competitions
Fed Cup1–0
Last updated on: March 3, 2014.
 
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Lauren Davis
Lauren Davis at the 2013 US Open.jpg
Davis at the 2013 US Open
Full nameLauren Davis
Country United States
ResidenceGates Mills, Ohio, United States
Born(1993-10-09) October 9, 1993 (age 20)
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Height5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Turned proJanuary 2011
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$535,941
Singles
Career record124–65
Career titles7 ITF
Highest ranking55 (March 17, 2014)
Current ranking55 (March 17, 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2014)
French Open2R (2012)
Wimbledon1R (2013)
US Open1R (2011, 2013)
Doubles
Career record10–16
Career titles0
Highest ranking304 (March 3, 2014)
Current ranking304 (March 3, 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2014)
French Open2R (2013)
Wimbledon
US Open1R (2011, 2013)
Team competitions
Fed Cup1–0
Last updated on: March 3, 2014.

Lauren Davis (born October 9, 1993 in Gates Mills, Ohio) is a professional American tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is world number 55, which she reached on February 3, 2014.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Davis's parents both work in the medical profession, with her mother being a nurse and her father a doctor working in Wisconsin. Davis has stated that if she hadn't pursued tennis she would have followed her parents into the medical field.[2]

Tennis career[edit]

Junior career[edit]

Davis made her junior debut via wild card at the 2008 US Open, losing to Ajla Tomljanović.

After a third-round appearance in a Grade 1 tournament in Carson, California, she won her first junior tournament at a Grade 3 tournament in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, defeating Brooke Bolender in three sets. She finished 2009 with a quarterfinal appearance at the US Open, before a third round loss at the Dunlop Orange Bowl.

Davis reached one quarterfinal in the first four months, before reaching the final of the Easter Bowl, losing to Krista Hardebeck. She again lost in the final of the tournament, this time the 51st Trofeo Bonfiglio to Beatrice Capra. In November 2010, she went on an 18-match winning streak, winning the Grade 1 tournaments, Yucatán World Cup and the Eddie Herr youth tournament, as well as a Grade A tournament at the Orange Bowl. She finished the year a career high world number three on the junior tour.

She ended her junior career after a third round appearance at the 2011 Australian Open.

2011[edit]

Davis was awarded a wildcard into the 2011 Australian Open, where she lost her first Grand Slam appearance against fifth-seeded Samantha Stosur in the first round.[3]

2012[edit]

In the 2012 BNP Paribas Open, she defeated Petra Martić in the first round, and then lost to Nadia Petrova in the round of 64. Davis lost in the first round of the 2012 Sony Ericsson Open to Vera Dushevina.

Davis made it through the qualifying rounds to get her into the main draw of the 2012 French Open, where she won her first main draw Grand Slam match against 30th seed Mona Barthel of Germany in straight sets. In the second round, she lost to compatriot Christina McHale in straight sets.[4]

2013[edit]

Davis reached her second career quarterfinal at the Moorilla Hobart International, losing to Sloane Stephens. In February, she won the USTA Dow Corning Tennis Classic title, defeating Alja Tomljanović in the final.[5] She replaced an injured Victoria Azarenka at the Miami Masters, where she defeated Madison Keys in the second round. Her furthest advance for the remainder of the year was a quarterfinal appearance at the Bell Challenge, where she lost to Lucie Safarova.[6]

2014[edit]

At the 2014 Australian Open, Davis beat Julia Görges to advance to the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. There, she was defeated by Eugenie Bouchard. At the 2014 BNP Paribas Open, Davis defeated world no. 4 Victoria Azarenka in the second round, marking her first victory over a top-10 player and a Grand Slam champion.[7][8]

Playing style[edit]

Davis swinging a backhand.

Davis is noted for her powerful backhand, as well as for her footwork around the baseline.[9][10] Her tendency is to play aggressively and go for winners. She is rather short in stature for a tennis pro, which she compensates for with power generated from her legs and core.[11] She prefers playing on clay and hard courts.[9][11]

ITF finals[edit]

Singles (7–3)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
OutcomeNo.DateTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Runner-up1.June 20, 2010Mount Pleasant, USAClaySlovenia Petra Rampre6–3, 6–2
Winner1.October 10, 2010Williamsburg, USAClayLatvia Līga Dekmeijere6–0, 6–0
Winner2.October 31, 2010Bayamón, Puerto RicoHardUnited States Madison Keys7–6(7–5), 6–4
Winner3.July 3, 2011Buffalo, USAClayUnited States Nicole Gibbs5–7, 6–2, 6–4
Winner4.July 17, 2011Atlanta, USAHardUnited States Alexis King1–6, 6–2, 6–2
Winner5.January 22, 2012Plantation, USAClayUnited States Gail Brodsky6–4, 6–1
Runner-up2.February 5, 2012Rancho Santa Fe, USAHardUnited States Julia Boserup6–0, 6–3
Runner-up3.September 23, 2012Albuquerque, USAHardUnited States Maria Sanchez6–1, 6–1
Winner6.September 30, 2012Las Vegas, USAHardUnited States Shelby Rogers6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–2
Winner7.February 10, 2013Midland, USAHard (i)Croatia Ajla Tomljanović6–3, 2–6, 7–6(7–2)

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament2011201220132014W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open1RA1R3R2–3
French OpenA2R1R1–2
WimbledonAA1R0–1
US Open1RQ21R0–2
Win–Loss0–21–10–42–13–8

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament201220132014W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open1R0–1
French Open2R1–1
Wimbledon0–0
US Open1R1R0–2
Win–Loss0–11–20–11–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lauren Davis at the Women's Tennis Association
  2. ^ Junior watch: Getting to know Lauren Davis
  3. ^ "2011 Results". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "2012 Results". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Ackerman, McCarton (11 February 2013). "Davis wins Dow Corning Tennis Classic title in marathon final". USTA.com. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "2013 Results". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Davis Records Biggest Win Of Her Career". bnpparibasopen.com. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "2014 Results". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "WTA Profile". wtatennis.com. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Profile". tennis.com. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  11. ^ a b ESPN session with Lauren Davis at the 2012 French Open

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