The Rising Young American Caroline Smith(RETIRED)
Bit of Info about career: Started off 2011 (her career) badly losing most matches. She headed IW with a 2-6 WL record but turned it around at a bit winning 3 matches in a row with some comebacks and upsets. She however didn't develop consistency as she lost in round 1 of her next two tournaments. She made another Quarter-Final at Charleston pulling of the biggest win of her life against Rufflina Taliamanosoko after being bageled in the first set. Caroline began to develop more concistency as she got a tough three set win at Stuttgart before losing in R2. Caroline has began to win 1-2 matches each tournament on clay and hopes to start going further in tournaments. She made her only doubles splash with Athea Kane when they shockingly came and won the Rome title. Athea/Caroline is currently a permanent partnership. Caroline entered a slump after losing in the second round of the French Open and did not win a match in singles or doubles until wimbledon. Caroline had some nice results on the ending her 3 tournaments with a win loss of 6-3 and scoring a huge victory over 2011 RG and Wimbledon champion Pamela Bowdon and reaching her first singles semi-final in petange. After a disappointing Hard Court season, Caroline entered the US Open with a very tough draw. She defeated RG Semi-Finalist Brenda Gaga-Maduga before losing to title favorite Siri Cornesston in three sets. In doubles and mixed doubles she lost in the second round. In Quebec she lost first round in singles but partening Jookrae Mensarb won the doubles title. Right before her final match she learned her younger sister had been murdered and dedicated the final to her and vowed to win. Smith and Mensarb will be playing together for the rest of the 2011 Season. Caroline Smith retired at the end of 2011 saying "My short time in FWTT was short but sweet with it's ups and downs but now it's time for me to move on."
Strengths: Forehand, Backhand and Movement.
Weaknesses: Volleys and Worst Serve on tour.
Turned Pro: 2011
Residence: San Francisco, California
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Surface Preferences: Hard, Clay, Grass
Fed Cup: 1/0
Singles Finals: 0
Doubles Finals: 4
Doubles Titles: 3 (with A.Kane in Rome and Mensarb in Quebec)
Career Singles Win/Loss: 25-25
Final Singles Ranking: 37
Final Doubles Ranking: 19