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Ronald Agénor : biography

November 13, 1964 -

Ronald Jean-Martin Agénor (born November 13, 1964 in Rabat, Morocco) is a former professional tennis player who represented Haïti during his playing career. He is the only Haitian to have ever earned a Top 25 world ranking in singles, reaching as high as World No. 22 in May 1989.

Tennis career

Juniors

He was ranked the No. 8 junior in the world in 1982, turning professional the following year.

Pro tour

In 1989, Agénor reached the quarter-finals of the French Open (where he was knocked-out by eventual-champion Michael Chang), and won his first top-level singles title at Athens. In 1990, Agénor won two further tour singles titles at Berlin and Genoa.

He competed in three Summer Olympic Games, in 1984 (a demonstration event), 1988 and 1996.

In 1999, Agénor finished the year ranked World No. 98 and became the first player aged over 35 to finish in the top-100 since Jimmy Connors in 1992.

Agénor last competed in an ATP-sanctioned tour event in July 2006 at the Aptos Futures event after a four-year layoff from tour tennis, losing 3–6, 4–6 in the first round.

After tennis

Agénor has also recorded music as a rock musician .

He is today a member of the 'Champions for Peace' club, a group of 54 famous elite athletes committed to serving peace in the world through sport, created by Monaco-based international organization .

Personal life

Agénor was born in Morocco and lived there for ten years. He then lived in Zaïre for four years, before moving to Bordeaux, France at the age of 14.

His father is Frédéric Agénor, who was a United Nations diplomat for over 20 years before becoming Haïti's Minister of Agriculture in the 1980s. Ronald has two sisters and three brothers, including Pierre-Richard Agenor, an economist and professor of International Macroeconomics and Development Economics at the University of Manchester, and Patrick Agenor, a cardiologist living in France.

Agénor is married to former model Tonya Williams, they have two daughters, Sascha Lourdes Agenor and Chloe Iman Agenor. The family lives in Beverly Hills.

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