Emma Navarro

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Emma Navarro
Navarro at the 2023 US Open
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceCharleston, South Carolina
Born (2001-05-18) May 18, 2001 (age 23)
New York City
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachPeter Ayers[1]
Prize moneyUS$ 2,234,741
Singles
Career record190–105
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 15 (15 July 2024)
Current rankingNo. 15 (15 July 2024)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open3R (2024)
French Open4R (2024)
WimbledonQF (2024)
US Open1R (2021, 2023)
Doubles
Career record28–36
Career titles1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 100 (15 July 2024)
Current rankingNo. 100 (15 July 2024)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open3R (2024)
French OpenQF (2024)
Wimbledon2R (2024)
US Open1R (2019, 2021, 2023)
Last updated on: 15 July 2024.

Emma Navarro (born May 18, 2001) is an American professional tennis player. Navarro reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 15 by the WTA and a doubles ranking of No. 120 in June 2024.[2] She played college tennis at Virginia and won the NCAA Singles Championship in 2021. She won her first WTA Tour title at the 2024 Hobart International.

Career

2019: WTA Tour debut

Navarro finished runner-up in the junior 2019 French Open singles draw,[3][note 1] and won the junior 2019 French Open in doubles with Chloe Beck,[4][note 1] and they also finished runners-up in the junior 2019 Australian Open.[4][note 1]

Navarro made her WTA Tour main-draw debut at the 2019 Charleston Open, after receiving a wildcard for the singles and doubles events.[5]

2020–2022: NCAA champion, major debut

Navarro was rated as the best tennis recruit in the nation and joined the Virginia Cavaliers for the fall of 2020 after having previously committed to Duke.[6] In her freshman year, she went 25–1 in singles and reached the No. 1 ranking in the country.[7] She avenged her only loss of the season in the final of the 2021 NCAA singles championship, beating defending champion Estela Perez-Somarriba of Miami.[8] She also made it to the NCAA doubles semifinals partnering Rosie Johanson. She was named the ITA Rookie of the Year and was a finalist for the Honda Sports Award.[7] With her NCAA win, she earned a wild card into the 2021 US Open main draw where she made her Grand Slam debut.

Navarro went 26–2 in singles as a sophomore, ending the year ranked No. 2 nationally after losing to Abigail Rencheli of NC State in the round of 16 of the 2022 NCAA singles championship.[7][9] She was again an All-American in singles and doubles and was a finalist for the Honda Sports Award.[7] She left Virginia after her second season.[10]

2023: First major win & WTA semifinal, top 40

On her debut at the French Open as a wildcard, she reached the second round defeating lucky loser, Erika Andreeva for her first win at a major.[11]

She reached a WTA Tour semifinal for the first time in her career at the 2023 Bad Homburg Open as an alternate defeating Alizé Cornet and Rebeka Masarova by retirement.[12]

She reached the top 50 at world No. 49, following a first-round showing at the US Open, and another semifinal at the San Diego Open,[13] on September 18, 2023. She became the third American to crack the top 50 in 2023, joining Alycia Parks and Peyton Stearns.[14]

She finished the season ranked No. 38 in the singles rankings, her highest year-end in her career.[15]

2024: First career title, Wimbledon quarterfinals, top 15

She reached a third semifinal at the Auckland Classic, defeating seventh seed Petra Martić[16] in straight sets, and another back-to-back semifinal at the Hobart International, defeating lucky loser Viktoriya Tomova in three sets.[17] She defeated Chinese qualifier Yuan Yue and reached her first WTA Tour final on her debut at the tournament.[18] She won her maiden title defeating former two-time Hobart champion Elise Mertens.[19][20][21]

Seeded for the first time at a Grand Slam tournament at the 2024 Australian Open as No. 27,[22] she defeated Wang Xiyu in the first round and Elisabetta Cocciaretto to reach the third round of a major for the first time in her career. As a result, she reached the top 25 in the singles rankings at No. 23, on 29 January 2024.[15] Seeded third at the San Diego Open, she reached the semifinals defeating Katerina Siniaková and qualifier Daria Saville. Seeded 23rd in Indian Wells, she advanced to the fourth round with wins over Ukrainians Lesia Tsurenko and 16th seed Elina Svitolina. She reached her first WTA 1000 quarterfinal by defeating world No. 2 and previous year runner-up, Aryna Sabalenka, her biggest win by ranking in her career. Navarro became the first American to defeat a top-2 opponent at the tournament since Serena Williams in 2001 against Lindsay Davenport in the quarterfinals. As a result, she broke into the top 20 in the singles rankings.[23][24]

Seeded 20th at the next WTA 1000, the 2024 Miami Open, she reached the fourth round defeating qualifier Storm Hunter[25] and 12th seed Jasmine Paolini.[26] She eventually lost to Jessica Pegula in three sets.[27]

Navarro reached the fourth round of a major for the first at the 2024 French Open with a win over 14th seed Madison Keys in two sets in the third round.[28] She eventually lost to second seed Aryna Sabalenka.[29] This moved her up to a new career-high ranking of world No. 17 on 10 June 2024.

At the 2024 Wimbledon Championships, Navarro reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal with wins over Wang Qiang,[30] Naomi Osaka,[31] Diana Shnaider[32] and world No. 2 Coco Gauff[33][34] before losing to world No. 7 and eventual finalist, Jasmine Paolini.[35] Despite the loss, she reached the top 15 in the singles rankings on 15 July 2024.

Personal life

Navarro is the daughter of billionaire[36] businessman Ben Navarro and the granddaughter of Frank Navarro, a former American football player and coach. While her family name is of Spanish origin, she is of Italian descent.[37] Emma attended Ashley Hall, an all-girls private school in downtown Charleston, where she played on the Varsity Tennis Team.

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS NTI P NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (NTI) not a Tier I tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Billie Jean King Cup, United Cup, Hopman Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.[38]

Singles

Tournament 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 3R 0 / 1 2–1 67%
French Open A A A A 2R 4R 0 / 2 4–2 67%
Wimbledon A NH A A 1R QF 0 / 2 4–2 67%
US Open Q1 A 1R A 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–3 9–3 0 / 7 10–7 59%
WTA 1000
Qatar Open[a] A A A A A 3R 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Dubai[a] A A A A A 2R 1 / 1 1–1 50%
Indian Wells Open A NH A 1R 2R QF 0 / 3 4–3 57%
Miami Open A NH A A Q2 3R 0 / 1 2–1  – 
Madrid Open A NH A A A 3R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Italian Open A A A A A 2R 0 / 1 0–1  – 
Canadian Open A NH A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Cincinnati Open A A Q1 A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Guadalajara Open NH A 3R 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Wuhan Open A NH 0 / 0 0–0  – 
China Open A NH A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–3 0 / 4 3–4 43%
Career statistics
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 SR W–L Win%
Tournaments 1 1 3 3 14 16 Career total: 38
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 1 Career total: 1
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 1 Career total: 1
Overall win–loss 0–1 0–1 2–3 1–3 16–14 40–16 1 / 38 59–38 61%
Year-end ranking[b] 486 463 233 143 38 $1,847,241

Doubles

WTA Tour finals

Singles: 1 (title)

Legend
Grand Slam
WTA 1000
WTA 500
WTA 250 (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jan 2024 Hobart International, Australia WTA 250 Hard Belgium Elise Mertens 6–1, 4–6, 7–5

WTA Challenger finals

Singles: 2 (runner-ups)

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2023 Båstad Open, Sweden Clay Serbia Olga Danilović 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 3–6
Loss 0–2 May 2024 Clarins Open, France Clay Diana Shnaider 2–6, 6–3, 4–6

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 11 (7 titles, 4 runner-ups)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (2–1)
$80,000 tournaments (1–0)
$60,000 tournaments (2–3)
$25,000 tournaments (2–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2021 ITF Orlando, United States 25,000 Clay United States Allie Kiick 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Loss 1–1 Jul 2022 Amstelveen Open, Netherlands 60,000 Clay Switzerland Simona Waltert 6–7(10–12), 0–6
Win 2–1 Jul 2022 Liepāja Open, Latvia 60,000 Clay China Yuan Yue 6–4, 6–4
Loss 2–2 Sep 2022 Montreux Ladies Open, Switzerland 60,000 Clay Germany Tamara Korpatsch 4–6, 1–6
Win 3–2 Jan 2023 ITF Naples, United States 25,000 Hard United States Peyton Stearns 6–3, 7–5
Loss 3–3 Jan 2023 ITF Vero Beach, United States 60,000 Clay Belgium Marie Benoît 2–6, 5–7
Win 4–3 Apr 2023 ITF Charleston Pro, United States 100,000 Clay United States Peyton Stearns 2–6, 6–2, 7–5
Win 5–3 Apr 2023 ITF Charlottesville, United States 60,000 Clay United States Ashlyn Krueger 6–4, 6–4
Loss 5–4 Jun 2023 Ilkley Trophy, United Kingdom 100,000 Grass Sweden Mirjam Björklund 4–6, 5–7
Win 6–4 Oct 2023 Tyler Pro Challenge, United States 80,000 Hard United States Kayla Day 6–3, 6–4
Win 7–4 Nov 2023 ITF Charleston Pro, United States (2) 100,000 Clay Hungary Panna Udvardy 6–1, 6–1

Doubles: 1 (title)

Legend
$15,000 tournaments (1–0)
Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win Oct 2017 ITF Charleston, United States 15,000 Clay United States Chloe Beck Russia Ksenia Kuznetsova
Spain Maria Martinez
6–1, 6–4

Junior Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2019 French Open Clay Canada Leylah Fernandez 3–6, 2–6

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2019 Australian Open Hard United States Chloe Beck Hungary Adrienn Nagy
Japan Natsumi Kawaguchi
4–6, 4–6
Win 2019 French Open Clay United States Chloe Beck Russia Alina Charaeva
Russia Anastasia Tikhonova
6–1, 6–2

Top 10 wins

  • Navarro has a 3–6 (25%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score NRk Source
2023
1. Greece Maria Sakkari 9 San Diego, United States Hard QF 6–4, 0–6, 7–6(4) 61
2024
2. Aryna Sabalenka 2 Indian Wells, United States Hard 4R 6–3, 3–6, 6–2 23
3. United States Coco Gauff 2 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass 4R 6–4, 6–3 17

Notes

  1. ^ a b The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Ladies Open since 2009 until 2024. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009 to 2011 before being succeeded by Qatar for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Qatar was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.
  2. ^ 2018: WTA ranking–763.
  1. ^ a b c To obtain data from this reference, select the corresponding year on the WTA or ITF website.

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