Clara Burel: Ranking, Age, Career Statistics of the Tennis Prodigy and Contender for Roland Garros

A few days before the start of Roland Garros, several young French players have received an invitation to play in the main draw at the French Open. One of them is Clara Burel, 112th player in the world, and one of the biggest hopes of French tennis when it comes to the future.

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In this article, we will take a closer look at Burel, her age, career statistics, and other key information.

How Old Is Clara Burel?

Clara Burel was born on March 24, 2001 in Rennes. She picked up a racket for the first time at the age of six on the grounds of Louannec in the Cotes-d’Armor in Brittany. At only 12 years old, her first competitions were already going very well for her, so much so that she became French champion in her age category.

At 14, she left her family cradle for the Capital and INSEP. A family separation that is hard to live with, especially living her little sister Jade who was only 7 years old at that time, made it hard for Clara, but she went after her desire and her passion.

Clara Burel’s Career Statistics

On the professional circuit since 2022, Clara Burel has already reached a WTA 250 final in Lausanne, Switzerland. Before that she won three Futures tournaments in Grenoble, Saint-Gaudens and Cherbourg between 2020 and 2021.

Then, in her junior career, she made a splash with a final at the Australian Open and the US Open. She won the Masters in China and finished the year world number one. However, like many young players, the transition from the junior to pro circuit takes time and Clara is just starting to get her feet on the ground in the senior competition.

Current WTA Rankings of Clara Burel

Clara Burel is currently 122nd in the world, according to the latest WTA rankings. As a guest at Roland Garros, she will be able to benefit from the Grand Slam to take more points than usual in the event of victory and further improve their confidence in here abilities at the highest level.

This is especially true since in 2022, Clara Burel had fallen against Maria Sakkari in the 1st round. So, maybe this year she can do better, particularly since she will have a relatively easier opponent in Sara Sorribes Tormo.

Clara Burel’s Latest Results and Next Match

Clara Burel has had a string of poor results at the start of the season. After hiring Olivier Malcor as a coach everything seems to find its place, as evidenced by this semi-final in Strasbourg where she is ultimately fell to Elina Svitolina, former winner of the WTA Finals and World Top 5.

In the first round of Roland Garros, she faceed Spaniard Sorribes Tormo, an expert on clay. As expected, things didn’t go well for the young French player and she lost that match 2-0 (7-6(0), 6-2).

However, we will still see Burel play at Roland Garros since she is competing in women’s doubles as well, along with her partner Chloe Paquet. They will play against Nicole Melichar and Ellen Perez in the first round.

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