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Coached by Dieter Kindlmann... Likes to be known as ‘CiCi'... Born in San Francisco and resides in Atherton, CA... Was home schooled and is an only child... Turned professional after 2016 US Open, forgoing the opportunity to attend Stanford University on a tennis scholarship... Bellis was ranked the No.1 junior tennis player in the world in September 2014, and was declared 2014 ITF Junior World Champion... As part of a US Tennis Association mentoring program, talks on the phone a couple of times a week with 18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert.
WTA 125K Series Titles - Singles (1): 2016 Honolulu.
Career in Review
2019 - Reached QF in her sole tournament, at WTA 125K Series event in Houston.
2018 - QF at Doha (l. to Halep); reached 2r four times; fell 1r once (Australian Open); did not play after Miami due to injury; had four surgeries in June, September, November and March of 2019 on her right arm and elbow.
2017 - Broke into the Top 50 for the first time in her career in 2017, finishing as the No.6 American…Ended the year at No.47 but posted a career-high singles ranking of No.35 on August 14, 2017…Youngest player in the Top 50 and one of four teenagers inside the Top 100…Reached first two tour-level semifinals, at Mallorca (l. Goerges) and Stanford (l. Vandeweghe)…Became third American since turn of 21st century to reach 3r at Roland Garros (also Harkleroad, 2003, and Townsend, 2014) before turning 19 years old…Registered first-career Top 10 win over No.6 A.Radwanska in Dubai, becoming youngest player to do so since 2014 US Open (Bencic d. No.7 Kerber) and first American to do so since 2009 Wimbledon (Oudin d. No.6 Jankovic)…Awarded 2017 Newcomer of the Year (international media vote).
2016 - Debut Top 100 season (finished ranked No.90); reached QF twice at Stanford (l. to V.Williams) in career-first QF and Quebec City (l. to Boserup); achieved best Grand Slam result to date by reaching 3r at US Open (as qualifier, l. to eventual champion Kerber); fell in 1r at Miami (l. to Puig); won title at WTA $125 Series event at Honolulu (d. Zhang in F); 2r exit at WTA $125K Series - San Antonio; won two ITF singles titles.