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Florent Serra
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Country  France
Residence Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Date of birth 28 February 1981 (1981-02-28) (age 28)
Place of birth Bordeaux, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 78 kg (170 lb)
Turned pro 2000
Plays Right-handed; two-handed backhand
Career prize money $1,988,972
Singles
Career record 94–117
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 36 (26 June 2006)
Current ranking No. 64 (11 January 2010)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 2R (2008)
French Open 3R (2008)
Wimbledon 2R (2007, 2008)
US Open 2R (2005, 2007, 2008)
Doubles
Career record 13–42
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 109 (10 September 2007)
Australian Open 2R (2007, 2008)
French Open 1R (2004–2009)
Wimbledon 2R (2007)
US Open 3R (2007)
Last updated on: 2 November 2009.

Florent Serra (born 28 February 1981 in Bordeaux, France) is a French male tennis player.[1] A right-hander, he has won two ATP titles during his career and is coached by Pierre Cherret.[1]

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Career

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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 an Economics degree 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]

Personal

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

ATP Tour titles (2)

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (2)

Singles (2)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 18 September 2005 Bucharest, Romania Clay Russia Igor Andreev 6–3 6–4
2. 8 January 2006 Adelaide, Australia Hard Belgium Xavier Malisse 6–3 6–4

ATP Tour Runners-up (1)

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)

Singles (1)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 12 April 2009 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 4-6 5-7

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