French Open Tennis

Alycia Parks – Is This Young American the New Serena Williams?

You may have heard about a rising star in the women’s game named Alycia Parks. Given her playing style and talent, many believe she could be the ‘new Serena Williams’ . With the 2023 French Open just around the corner, here’s all you need to know about the American starlet!

How Old Is Alycia Parks?

Alycia Parks was born in December 2000, making her 22 years of age heading into Roland Garros. Of course, this enters her directly into the discussion of who the most talented young Americans might be right now. Parks was born in Atlanta, Georgia, although she now resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida. She’s actually been there since the family moved to Florida when Parks was just 10 years of age. 

Alycia Parks

And much like the Williams sisters, this move was fueled by the fact that Parks clearly had immense talent in the sport. Adding to that, it’s Parks’ father who has been her coach from an early age – essentially mirroring the childhood and development of the Williams sisters.

Alycia Parks Career Stats

At 22 years old, Parks has already enjoyed a rather successful career, as reflected in her career statistics. At the time of writing, she is enjoying a career-high ranking of 49 in the world, which was achieved on May 22nd, 2023. Furthermore, Parks has already won one WTA title, which came at the Lyon Open earlier this year. As for her overall win/loss statistics, she’s currently at 145/143. This may not seem staggering, but since she is still so young, it’s actually a very impressive metric compared to others.

Alycia Parks Ranking and Roland Garros Standing

As touched upon above, Parks has a career-high ranking right now of 40 in the world. Her climb has been sharp and consistent since turning pro in 2017. Back then, her highest singles ranking was 1182. Yet if you scroll through the years since then, based on her highest ranking for that year, the progress is undeniable:

  • 2018 – 723
  • 2019 – 378
  • 2020 – 316
  • 2021 – 210
  • 2022 – 75

As you can see, 2022 was the year that Parks finally broke into the top 100. And right now, because she is 40 in the world, she will gain a direct entry into the main draw of Roland Garros. She won’t be seeded, however, so the draw she receives is up in the air for the moment.

Next match: Parks/Sterns vs Sasnovich/Fruhvirtova

Although Alycia Parks dissapointed in the first round of the singles tournament at Roland Garros with a loss in the first round to Marketa Vondrousova, which she lost 2-0 (6-4, 6-0), she is still in the tournament since she plans to compete in doubles as well. Her partner is Peyton Sterns and the American duo will play against Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Linda Fruhvirtova in the first round.

Recent Results of Alycia Parks

Looking back over the last couple of months, Parks has enjoyed mixed results. She’s played five clay court events since the beginning of April, and she’s lost in the first round of four of the five tournaments. With that said, she did come through qualifying to make the main draw of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix at the end of April. And she also took down Azarenka at the Madrid Open to reach the round of 32 before losing to Trevisan.

However, her latest result is a loss in the first round of French Open to Marketa Vondrousova and pretty convincingly at that. It remains to be seen if Parks can be more successful in doubles at Roland Garros.

Alycia Parks on Social Media

Like all of the top WTA players, Parks is pretty active on various social media channels. Instagram is the platform in which she is most active, although she does have a Twitter account too. For those of you who are interested, you can find her channels through the respective links below:

Alycia Parks Recent News

Alycia Parks hasn’t posted all that much regarding recent activities or anything else that might be considered ‘breaking news’. However, from a playing perspective, we can confirm that she is competing in French Open. She did lose her match in the first round of singles tournament, but she is still due to play in doubles.

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