Serra a first-round upset loser in Sweden

Serra a first-round upset loser in Sweden

BASTAD, Sweden, July 12 (UPI) -- No. 8-seeded Florent Serra was ousted in straight sets Monday in first-round play at the Swedish Open.

Colombians Falla, Giraldo take Unicef wins

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, June 13 (UPI) -- Colombians Alejandro Falla and Santiago Giraldo each notched first-round wins Sunday at the Unicef Open in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands.

Troicki wins first-round match in hometown

BELGRADE, Serbia, May 3 (UPI) -- Local favorite Viktor Troicki rolled to a straight-set, first-round victory at the Serbia Open tennis tournament in his hometown of Belgrade.

Garcia-Lopez moves into quarterfinals

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 7 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez advanced to the quarterfinals Wednesday by coasting to a victory over Marcel Granollers at the Grand Prix Hassan II.

Greul, Rochus ousted at Morocco

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 6 (UPI) -- Two high seeds -- No. 6 German Simon Greul and No. 7 Belgian Olivier Rochus -- were ousted Tuesday at the Grand Prix Hassan II tennis tournament in Casablanca.

Federer gains Miami round of 16

MIAMI, March 29 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Roger Federer advanced to the fourth round of the Sony Ericsson Open Monday in Miami with a tight win over France's Florent Serra.
Monaco wins opener in French tennis

Monaco wins opener in French tennis

LYON, France, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Juan Monaco of Argentina easily won his first-round match Monday in the Lyon Tennis Grand Prix in France.

Petzschner, Beck win Hamburg openers

HAMBURG, Germany, July 20 (UPI) -- Germans Philipp Petzschner and Andreas Beck were among Monday's winners in the opening round of the men's Hamburg Open.

Serra, Rochus beaten at Bastad

BASTAD, Sweden, July 13 (UPI) -- Unseeded Swede Andreas Vinciguerra and Russian Teimuraz Gabashvili scored upsets Monday in the first round of the Swedish Open.
Djokovic advances to Halle quarterfinals

Djokovic advances to Halle quarterfinals

HALLE, Germany, June 11 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Novak Djokovic rallied for a three-set win Thursday in the second-round of the $1 million Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament in Germany.
Simon, Blake advance in Estoril Open

Simon, Blake advance in Estoril Open

ESTORIL, Portugal, May 7 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Gilles Simon dominated in the first set Thursday en route to a second-round victory at the $595,000 Estoril Open in Portugal.

Andreev wins at Casablanca tennis event

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 9 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Igor Andreev took three hours Thursday to win his second-round match at the Grand Prix Hassan II tennis tournament in Casablanca, Morocco.

Fish reaches quarterfinals in Florida

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Mardy Fish advanced to the quarterfinals of the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships Thursday with a straight-sets victory.

Del Potro wins, Soderling loses in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Argentine Juan Martin del Potro moved Tuesday into the second round at the $1.23 million Regions Morgan Keegan Championships.
Stepanek wins 1st-round match at San Jose

Stepanek wins 1st-round match at San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Radek Stepanek was a first-round winner Monday at the SAP Open tennis tournament in San Jose, Calif.
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Florent Serra
Frenchman Florent Serra hits a backhand during his third-round match with American Robby Ginepri at the French Tennis Open in Paris on May 31, 2008. The unseeded Ginepri became the first American in five years to reach the tournament's fourth round with a straight set victory 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)

Florent Lucien Serra (born 28 February 1981 in Bordeaux, France) is a French male tennis player. A right-hander, he has won two ATP titles during his career and is coached by Pierre Cherret.

Serra was born in Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, in 1981 to Jean-Luc and Martine. He started playing tennis at the age of seven at a tennis club in Bordeaux after his father got him involved. After completing his A-level equivalent (the French "bac") with a major in Economics at 18, Serra left Bordeaux for Paris, to train under the national training program at Roland Garros. As a result of playing minimal junior tournaments, his career high junior ranking was no. 437 on 31 December 1999. He turned pro in 2000.

From 2000 to 2002, he reached six Futures finals, winning one of them, along with reaching his first Challenger final. He made his debut on the ATP Tour in 2003. In 2005 he had his most successful year, winning three out of four Challenger finals, and his first ATP tour title, in Bucharest. He won his second title the following year in Adelaide. In 2009, he was a runner-up in Casablanca. He has been coached by Pierre Cherret since he was a junior player, and his fitness trainer is Paul Quetin.

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