TYRA BLACK

Age: 18

Residence: Boca Raton, Fla.

Current WTA Ranking: 590 (singles) 

ITF World Junior Ranking: 11 (singles) 

 

  • Black made her WTA and professional tour debut in 2019 making the finals of the World Pro Tour event in Thailand. By reaching the finals Black jumped 600 places on the WTA Tour Ranks. 
     

  • Black made her junior Grand Slam debut at the 2015 US Open via a main-draw wild card for both singles and doubles. In 2017, she was a main-draw competitior at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Black also played singles and doubles in Australia in 2018. She has one junior Slam win to date, a doubles victory at the 2017 Australian Open with American Jimena Rodriguez-Benito.
     

  • The talented teen started 2018 with a career-high ITF ranking of 38 and has won six ITF junior singles titles – three each in 2015 and 2016 – to go with a pair of doubles crowns. Her 2017 campaign was highlighted by a run to the Easter Bowl quarterfinals and a semifinal appearance at the USTA International Spring Championships. Black was also a doubles semifinalist at both events.  
     

  • At the age of 13 in 2014, Black notched her first ITF junior win in her first opportunity, as a wild card at the ITF Jamaica Junior International Tournament in Kingston. Two years later, she would return to win the same tournament without dropping a set. Black has a family connection to Jamaica, as her father, Sylvester, represented the nation in Davis Cup play.   
     

  • Hurricane paired with 2017 US Open girls' finalist, 13-year-old Cori Gauff, in doubles at four recent tournaments, including the 2018 Aussie Open and the 2017 Orange Bowl. Black has fond memories of the Orange Bowl, having won the girls’ 12s singles title at the prestigious event in 2013. 

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