PLAYER PROFILE

Alexandra Nancarrow

  • Age24
  • Born 1 September 1993
  • LivesMelbourne, Victoria
  • Height165 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • CoachTodd Larkham
“The team is feeling confident and pumped after a solid win tonight. We are also very excited to have the opportunity to compete in Melbourne.”

— Alexandra Nancarrow, 6 Dec 2015

» Canberra Velocity destroy Blaze, qualify for ATL Playoffs

On court

  • participated in junior events internationally; awarded the Garnier Rising Star award at Australian Open 2008
  • left for Spain in February 2010 to reside in Barcelona after being invited to join the Cataluyan Tennis Institute
  • has been training on the clay in Barcelona under the tutelage of the coaching director and Spanish Davis Cup Captain Alberto Costa
  • enjoys playing on European clay and the style of play required suits her game
  • ambition is to become No.1 in the world and win at least one Grand Slam title
  • things she most enjoys about tennis are the competition, the friends she’s made and the travel
  • tennis heroes are “Roger Federer and Justine Henin because they are great champions both on and off the court”
  • says her strength is her single-handed backhand
  • best moment on a tennis court so far was qualifying after winning three matches to gain entry to the Australian Open 2010 junior event
  • Todd Larkham, as well as her Spainish coaches at the institute, have been the biggest influence on her career “teaching me a professional player’s game”

Off court

  • daughter of Brian Nancarrow, a real estate principal, and Marta, an executive assistant; has one brother, Sebastian
  • grew up near tennis courts and Brian used to take her and Sebastian to play on them when she was just four years old

 

Year-end singles ranking history

2014 389
2013 919
2012 897

Titles/Finals

Titles

2015 Prokuplje ITF, Prokuplje ITF, Palic ITF

2014 Prokuplje ITF

Finals

2015 Plovdiv ITF

2014 Prokuplje ITF, Santa Margherita Di Pula ITF, Benicarlo ITF

Alexandra Nancarrow in the news

Canberra Velocity beat Sharks to claim third straight title
Canberra Velocity's Alison Bai, Tyra Calderwood, Kaitlin Staines, Ashley Keir and Alexandra Nancarrow
7 December, 2015

Having already qualified for January's Asia-Pacific Tennis League Play-offs, Canberra Velocity's women wrapped up the North Conference with a win over Brisbane Sharks.
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Canberra Velocity destroy Blaze, qualify for ATL Playoffs
An under-the-radar success story, Alexandra Nancarrow finished 2013 ranked 919th but stormed into the world's top 400 - peaking at No.385 - after winning 55 matches in 2014 on the ITF circuit and winning her first professional title in Prokuplje, Serbia. She reached another three ITF finals throughout the year; Getty Images
6 December, 2015

By thumping the Beenleigh Blaze in their North Conference semifinal, Canberra Velocity women have cemented their place in January's Asia-Pacific Tennis League Play-offs.
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Velocity eye Asia-Pacific Tennis League finals spot
Alison Bai in action at the Australian Open 2015 Play-off; Elizabeth Xue Bai
27 November, 2015

Canberra Velocity is aiming for a final spot in Asia-Pacific Tennis League action hitting off today
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Velocity to open campaign against Sydney Saints
An under-the-radar success story, Alexandra Nancarrow finished 2013 ranked 919th but stormed into the world's top 400 - peaking at No.385 - after winning 55 matches in 2014 on the ITF circuit and winning her first professional title in Prokuplje, Serbia. She reached another three ITF finals throughout the year; Getty Images
19 November, 2015

Canberra Velocity will launch their 2015-16 campaign with back-to-back home matches at the Canberra Tennis Centre on 20-21 November.
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