Twenty-one-year old American Irina Falconi has signed with Agent Atleta Ltd. Falconi soared over 100 spots in the WTA rankings in 2011 to finish her first full season on tour in the top 80 reaching a career high No. 73 in October.
Falconi reached the third round of the US Open by stunning No. 14 seed Dominika Cibulkova in the second round.
Falconi was a gold medalist in singles for the US at the Pan-Am games in Mexico.
Agent Atletaâ€™s Jordan J. Butler will represent Falconi.Â â€œIrina is a great person and a special player with an innate feel for the game and a unique ability to expose her opponentâ€™s weaknesses.Â It will be exciting to see her continued development in 2012 and beyond, and Iâ€™m elated to be representing a player of her caliber and personal character,â€ said Mr. Butler.
Falconi will attempt to qualify at the Auckland and Sydney WTA events before competing at the Australian Open, as one of six American women eligible for direct entry into the main draw.Â She is coached by Jeff Wilson, a former assistant at Georgia Tech, where Falconi was a two-time All-American before turning pro following her sophomore year in May of 2010.
Falconi can be found on Twitter @irinafalconi.