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Week of September 18, 2017

Irina Falconi @irinafalconi (USA): Captured $100k title in Tampico, Mexico!

Maria Sanchez @mariavs10 (USA): Reached final of $80k in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Deiton Baughman @deiton_baughman (USA): Competing at Tiburon Challenger $100k

Entries in WTA Tour (16)

Monday
Mar062017

FALCONI AWARDED WILD CARD AT BNP PARIBAS OPEN

Agent Atleta client Irina Falconi has been granted a main draw wild card at the 2017 BNP Paribas Open.  First-year Tournament Director Tommy Haas gave Falconi the nod, perhaps appreciating the difficulties of returning to action on the tour following a major injury.  

Falconi suffered a season-ending toe injury after the U.S. Open last fall, forcing the American to end her season prematurely.  Prior to the injury, Falconi had been enjoying a stellar season in which she reached a career-high ranking No. 63, and captured her first career WTA title in Bogota.  

Haas has reached legendary status for his ability to overcome severe injuries and return to top form, a feat he achieved on multiple occasions throughout his prolific career.

Despite missing the final three months of the 2017 Tour Calendar, Falconi managed to finish inside the Top 100 for the second consecutive year, the third such finish of her career.  

"I am grateful to Mr. Haas for the Wild Card," said Falconi.  "The BNP Paribas Open is easily one of the best events on tour, and I am elated to be able to compete in the main draw."   

Monday
Jan232017

FALCONI FEATURED BY TENNIS.COM

Following an extended layoff from the tour after undergoing toe surgery the day after exiting from the U.S. Open, Irina Falconi is back with high hopes for 2017.  Falconi's 2016 campaign included her first career WTA title in Bogota, and saw her climb into the top 65 in the world before getting injured.  Tennis.com recently sat down with Irina to discuss her interesting life on and off the court, and her expectations for 2017:

http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2017/01/irina-falconi-wta-tennis-account-australian-open/63255/

 

 

Sunday
Apr172016

FALCONI CAPTURES MAIDEN WTA SINGLES TITLE

Agent Atleta client Irina Falconi captured the first WTA singles title of her career at the WTA International Bogota, defeating Spaniard Solar-Espinosa 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 in just under two hours.  The hotly contested final saw Falconi win 51% of the points, including a dramatic forehand pass on her first match point to seal the victory in her first ever appearance in Bogota.

Falconi takes home the winner's check of $43,000, as well as 280 ranking points, which will see her threaten her career-high singles ranking of No. 67 when the new WTA rankings are released on April 20.  

Monday
Jun292015

FALCONI BLOGS FROM WIMBLEDON

Agent Atleta client and prolific player blogger Irina Falconi is at it again, penning a blog from The Championships at Wimbledon: 

http://www.wtatennis.com/blogs/article/4826440/title/the-wimbledon-experience-falconi-style

Wednesday
May272015

FALCONI FEATURED ON TENNIS.COM FOLLOWING OPENING ROUND WIN AT ROLAND GARROS

Agent Atleta client Irina Falconi, who recently re-entered the top 100 for the first time since 2012, was featured by Tennis.com regarding her journey and perserverance on tour:

http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2015/05/irina-falconi-2015-french-open-roland-garros-long-and-winding-road/55048/#.VWYfuM9VhBf