Florent Serra

Florent Serra
Country (sports)  France
Residence Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Born (1981-02-28) 28 February 1981
Bordeaux, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 2000
Retired 2015
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Pierre Cherret[1]
Prize money $2,895,039
Career record 123–168
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 36 (26 June 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2010)
French Open 3R (2008)
Wimbledon 2R (2007, 2008, 2010, 2012)
US Open 2R (2005, 2007, 2008, 2010)
Career record 18–55
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 109 (10 September 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2010)
French Open 3R (2013)
Wimbledon 2R (2007)
US Open 3R (2007)
Last updated on: 28 August 2013.

Florent Lucien Serra (born 28 February 1981) is a French retired professional tennis player.[1] A right-hander, he won two ATP titles during his career and achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 36 in June 2006.


Early life and junior career

Serra was born in Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, in 1981 to Jean-Luc and Martine. He started playing tennis at the age of seven[1] at a tennis club in Bordeaux after his father got him involved.[2] After completing his A-level equivalent (the French "bac") with a major in Economics at 18, Serra left Bordeaux for Paris, to train under the national training program at Roland Garros.[2] As a result of playing minimal junior tournaments, his career high junior ranking was no. 437 on 31 December 1999.[3] He turned pro in 2000.[2]

Professional career

From 2000 to 2002, he reached six Futures finals, winning one of them, along with reaching his first Challenger final.[4] He made his debut on the ATP Tour in 2003.[2] In 2005 he had his most successful year, winning three out of four Challenger finals,[4] and his first ATP tour title, in Bucharest. He won his second title the following year in Adelaide.[2] In 2009, he was a runner-up in Casablanca.[4] He has been coached by Pierre Cherret since he was a junior player,[1][3] and his fitness trainer is Paul Quetin.[2] Serra reached the 2nd round of Wimbledon 2012, losing to Kei Nishikori, 3–6, 5–7, 2–6. [5]


His mother works as a secretary in Bordeaux, while Serra himself lives in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.[2]

ATP Career Finals

Singles: 3 (2–1)

Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (2–1)
Finals by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 18 September 2005 Bucharest, Romania Clay Russia Igor Andreev 6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 8 January 2006 Adelaide, Australia Hard Belgium Xavier Malisse 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 12 April 2009 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 4–6, 5–7

Singles performance timeline

This table is current through 2013 US Open.

Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 3R 1R 2R Q3 5–8
French Open 1R 2R 2R 2R 3R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 7–10
Wimbledon A A 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R Q2 4–7
US Open A 2R 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R A 1R 1R 5–8
Win–Loss 0–1 2–3 1–4 4–4 5–4 1–4 5–4 0–3 3–4 0–2 21–33

Doubles performance timeline

This table is current through 2013 US Open.

Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 2R 1R 2R A 2–4
French Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 2–7
Wimbledon A A 1R 2R 1R A A 1–3
US Open A A 1R 3R A 1R A 2–3
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 0–4 4–4 0–3 1–3 2–1 7–17


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