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Carsten Ball
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Country  Australia
Residence Newport Beach, California, USA
Date of birth 20 June 1987 (1987-06-20) (age 22)
Place of birth Newport Beach, California, USA
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 82 kg (180 lb)
Turned pro 2005
Plays Left-handed; two-handed backhand
Career prize money US$235,280
Singles
Career record 5–3
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 119 (8 February 2010)
Current ranking No. 119 (8 February 2010)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 1st (2009, 2010)
French Open N/A
Wimbledon N/A
US Open 2nd (2009)
Doubles
Career record 10–7
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 54 (26 October 2009)
Last updated on: 3 August 2009.

Carsten Thomas Ball[1] (born 20 June 1987) is a professional Australian tennis player. Although born and based in the U.S., Carsten has continued to compete as an Australian player.

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Tennis career

Carsten Ball was born in Newport Beach, California, USA. His father Syd Ball was also a tour tennis player. Ball began playing ITF Future Tournaments at the age of 13, two years before he began playing Junior tennis events. As a junior tennis player he reached a career high of number 9 in the world. He continues to be based in Newport Beach, with his father as his coach.

Ball currently has five Futures titles to his credit. His best singles results previously consisted of three runner up appearances in American Challengers in 2008 and 2009. In August 2009, Ball reached the final of the LA Tennis Open. He lost to sixth-seeded Sam Querrey. Later in August he qualified for the US Open, where he reached the second round, losing to Novak Djokovic in straight sets.

Singles finals

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Wins (5)

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0)
ATP World Tour 500 (0)
ATP World Tour 250 (0)
ATP Challenger Tour (0)
ITF Futures (5)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 23 July 2007 United States Godfrey Hard United States Sheeva Parbhu 7–6(5), 7–6(1)
2. 11 September 2007 United States Claremont Hard United States Robert Yim 6–2, 6–3
3. 23 June 2008 United States Shingle Springs Hard United States Ryler DeHeart 4–6, 7–6(3), 6–2
4. 16 March 2009 New Zealand Hamilton Hard Japan Tatsuma Ito 7–6(1), 6–2
5. 15 June 2009 United States Sacramento Hard Colombia Carlos Salamanca 7–5, 6–1

Runner-ups (8)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. October 15, 2007 United States Louisiana Hard United States Michael McClune 7–6, 4–6, 3–6
2. October 22, 2007 United States Hawaii Hard South Africa Izak van der Merwe 2–6, 6–7(4)
3. March 10, 2008 Portugal Albufeira Hard Portugal Rui Machado 2–6, 2–6
4. May 5, 2008 United States Tunica Resorts Clay Peru Ivan Miranda 4–6, 4–6
5. May 11, 2009 United States Sarasota Hard United Kingdom James Ward 6–7(4), 6–4, 3–6
6. June 1, 2009 United States Yuba City Hard United States Ryler DeHeart 2–6, 6–3, 5–7
7. 2 August, 2009 United States Los Angeles Hard United States Sam Querrey 4–6, 6–3, 1–6
8. 6 February, 2010 United States Dallas Hard United States Ryan Sweeting 4–6, 2–6

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