A deserved thread for Fiona who is a young french prospect for the future. She was born in march 1997 and is doing very good on junior circuit.
she's training in Nice at the ISP Academy. Her actual coach is former Alize Cornet coach when reached rank n°11, Pierre Bouteyre. She won the french championships at 12 in 2009 and semis at 13-14 last year (losing to Muntean). Fiona improved very nicely since a year.
She reached Florence finale (G2) last week and is now in Cap d'Ail Semi finale facing Bara of Romania. Here a video of her at 12 years old when she won the french championshipshttp://www.fft.fr/actualites/tennis-media/les-videos/fiona-ferro-championne-de-france-12-ans-2009?page=1&theme=Junior
Final Q round against Kinnie Laisne :scared: GL :awww:
Feb 26th, 2013, 08:51 AM
She lost 6-4 3-6 2-6 :sad: :hug:
Edit: She got a LL spot :angel: and will face (Q)Alice Bacquié in R1 :unsure: :cheer:
Feb 27th, 2013, 06:51 AM
She beat Bacquié 7-5 6-3 :D :woohoo: :yeah:
R2 vs. (Q)Alina Silich :)
Feb 27th, 2013, 08:16 AM
someone know what's her game is?? seems like she's playing far behind the baseline
oh no God, please not another Alize Cornet:help:
happy she's in 2nd round though, silich is just one year older so ALLEZ:)
Mar 9th, 2013, 11:56 AM
10K Madrid qualies this week-end :cheer:
Mar 9th, 2013, 04:41 PM
Q1 vs. Ainhoa Atucha Gomez :bounce:
Mar 9th, 2013, 09:46 PM
She lost 1-6 6-3 1-6 :(
Mar 21st, 2013, 01:06 AM
She lost in R2 of G1 Perin Memorial, against Dalma Galfi :( (2-6 5-7)
Apr 11th, 2013, 04:08 PM
G2 Open Junior de Cap D'ail - she's the top seed
R1 d. Veronica Miroshnichenko 1 & 2 :yeah:
R2 d. Lana Slavica 7-5 6-2
QF d. Georgia Brescia 2 & 0 :bowdown: (Brescia had slayed (6)Ivana Jorovic 3 & 3 in R2...)
SF vs. (4)Giulia Pairone :bounce: - great test!
Apr 13th, 2013, 05:07 AM
She won 7-5 6-4 :yippee: Great win! :yeah:
F vs. (2)Alice Matteucci :cheer:
Apr 14th, 2013, 10:04 AM
Fiona won 6-1 4-6 7-5:hearts::bounce:
1st title this season:), she'll be back at the G1 Beaulieu sur Mer next
Apr 14th, 2013, 04:04 PM
Apr 30th, 2013, 03:23 PM
I don't know Fiona, so many tournaments not in french TV grr!
But I hope we can see her more in the pro circuit!
May 4th, 2013, 09:11 AM
She's in SF of G2 Torneo Internazionale U18 - Salsomaggiore Terme as Seed 2 this week, after she routined (6)Lana Rush 2 & 1 in QF :D (she's won all her matches in straights so far).
SF vs. (5)Viktoriya Lushkova :bounce:
Jul 18th, 2013, 06:35 PM
I don't know much about her, but I just noticed 16-year-old Ferro is in the QF of 50K Contrexeville, after only a few tournaments on the ITF tour! Has anyone seen her play before? How much potential does she have?
Next up should be tough: T. Bacsinszky.
Jan 26th, 2014, 07:37 PM
AO pics (she reached R3). Now playing 50K Burnie qualies.
Fiona qualified for the MD and won her R1 against Erika Sema (JPN), seed n°6 here, score is 6-1 6-2:)
next will be the italian Jasmine Paolini, lucky loser
Jan 28th, 2014, 12:07 PM
That's a good scoreline! Keep going :) :bounce:
May 13th, 2014, 10:32 AM
Elle s'est qualifiée pour le 50K St-Gaudens et vient de remporter son match de 1e tour contre Anastasiya Vasylyeva, 1-6 6-3 6-3! :yeah:
May 13th, 2014, 11:41 AM
well done to her cause her opponent is ranked 172. Next will be the winner of kovnic/irigoyen:)
May 15th, 2014, 10:57 AM
Fell 3 & 3 to (5)Danka Kovinic :hug: Good week for her :)
May 17th, 2014, 01:49 PM
Lost 5-7 1-6 to experienced Beygelzimer in Strasbourg qualies :hug:
May 17th, 2014, 05:03 PM
Fiona is 17 but not showing big impression yet. Even in junior she doesnt have great results seems like she doesnt care that much...
dont know if she's still been coached by Pierre Bouteyre (Alize Cornet former coach) but looking to see her play at Roland Garros as she got Main draw wild card!
May 26th, 2014, 11:38 AM
Fiona just lost 1-6 5-7 against sabine lisicki at Roland Garros R1
Well lot of things to work for her
1) serve: so weak and inconsistent, has to work hard on it
2) lack of power : she was trying to hit her shots but lisicki was firing her and let her far from the ball
3) her game is still too much "junior", she showed some good sense of the game in the 2nd set, she was leading 4-1 but couldnt sustain it,
4) has to work hard to build her body
Jun 1st, 2014, 07:00 PM
She's playing junior RG now, and just beat seed 13 Olga Fridman 2 & 3 in R1. :yeah: R2 vs. (SE)Akvile Parazinskaite. :cheer:
Jun 3rd, 2014, 08:01 PM
Beat her 1 & 3. :) :yeah: R3 vs. (1)Ivana Jorovic :scared: :cheer:
Jun 4th, 2014, 11:15 PM
Well she lost, 4 & 2. :hug: Expected a closer match, tbh. :(
Jun 5th, 2014, 11:49 AM
Well she lost, 4 & 2. :hug: Expected a closer match, tbh. :(
jorovic improved a lot more than her, she will be world n°1
Fiona needs to work a lot harder to improve and set herself to the itf/pro tour imo
Jun 30th, 2014, 11:52 PM
Skipping Wimbledon this week. :o :confused:
And playing 25K Denain instead. :shrug: R1 vs. (8)Chieh-Yu Hsu. Allez! :cheer::cheer::cheer:
Jul 1st, 2014, 10:09 AM
I dont understand why she doesnt play Wimbledon ...
But, well, it's her choice, maybe not a bad choice after all.
She beat Hsu last week, or was another Hsu ?
Jul 1st, 2014, 03:03 PM
Won 61 61!
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Jul 1st, 2014, 09:31 PM
Great win! :yeah: :D
Jul 3rd, 2014, 08:51 PM
Beat Vanesa Furlanetto 0 & 4 in R2. :) :yeah:
Now, QF vs. (2)Florencia Molinero who struggled against (Q)Chloé Paquet in R2. Allez, get it! :cheer:
Jul 4th, 2014, 08:17 AM
She begins to be really regular. I never saw her, i heard some people tell that she needs really work, but actually she made some goods results in ITF! Skipping Wimbledon for Denain was risky but yeah, well done Fiona!
Jul 4th, 2014, 09:10 PM
She beat Molinero!!! :woohoo: 6-7(4) 6-4 6-2 :inlove: :yeah:
Great that after losing a tough 1st set she didn't lose her focus and fighting spirit! :yeah:
SF vs. (Q)Estelle Cascino, who defeated (4)Julie Coin in 3 sets in QF. Fiona is the favourite, but she'll have to fight hard! :cheer:
Jul 5th, 2014, 10:15 PM
Won 6-4 7-5. :cool: :yeah:
Fiona in the final!!! :woohoo: :yeah: She won't regret skipping Wimbly for sure now. :lol:
Final vs. (5)Andreea Mitu. Mitu is the clear favourite, but I believe Fiona can make this a real match, hopefully it will be a good fight. :) :cheer:
Jul 6th, 2014, 09:18 PM
Lost 6-4 2-6 1-6. :awww: :hug: Too bad she couldn't keep it on after grabbing the 1st set, but Mitu is a very talented and dangerous player, and playing a competitive final against her is great. :yeah:
Congrats on this week Fiona. :yeah: Skipping Wimbledon proved to be not such a bad decision afterwards. :)
Jul 7th, 2014, 09:36 AM
She received a MDWC in 100K Biarritz this week. :D R1 vs. (4)Pauline Parmentier! :scared: Allez!!! :cheer::cheer:
Jul 8th, 2014, 05:07 PM
Match interrupted at *2-4 30-40. :confused: Rain, I suppose. :shrug:
Hopefully it's for the best as she was not exactly in a good position. :sobbing: :)
Jul 8th, 2014, 08:46 PM
Btw, this week she reaches a new CHR of 385 (up 4 spots). :awww: :cheer:
Jul 9th, 2014, 10:28 AM
Lost 2-6 5-7. :hug: Was up 3-0* in set 2, but got caught back to *3-5. :sobbing: Then she held at broke at 4-5* to level it up to 5 all, but then lost the next 2 games. :smash:
Too bad she couldn't grab that 2nd set, I think she really could have done that, but that's still a decent showing against the RG 1/8 finalist. :)