Alison Van Uytvanck
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Van Uytvanck at the 2019 Wimbledon
|Born||26 March 1994|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||316–214 (59.6%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 37 (13 August 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 63 (23 November 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020)|
|French Open||QF (2015)|
|US Open||2R (2019)|
|Career record||54–53 (50.5%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 97 (30 September 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 102 (23 November 2020)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2016)|
|French Open||2R (2020)|
|US Open||1R (2014, 2015, 2018)|
|Last updated on: 23 November 2020.|
Van Uytvanck has won four WTA International and one Challenger title, as well as eleven singles and two doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. On 26 October 2015, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 41, and her best doubles ranking of world No. 106.
Van Uytvanck was born in the small town of Grimbergen to René Van Uytvanck and Krista Laemers. She started playing tennis at age five when her older brother Sean introduced her to the game. She also has a twin brother named Brett. Van Uytvanck graduated high school at Sint-Donatus in Merchtem. As a junior, she alternated between training with local coach Sacha Katsnelson and the Flemish Tennis Association, where she has been coached by Ann DeVries. Her tennis idol is Roger Federer, and she also admires compatriot Kim Clijsters. Van Uytvanck is in a relationship with fellow Belgian tennis player Greet Minnen.
In 2011, she won four ITF singles titles in Vale Do Lobo (Portugal), Dijon (France), Edinburgh and Sunderland. She also reached the final in Tessenderlo (Belgium) where she lost to Anna-Lena Grönefeld.
She took part in the 2011 Brussels Open where she entered as a qualifier by defeating Margalita Chakhnashvili 6–3, 6–2 (1st round of qualifying draw), Laura Siegemund, 2–6, 6–4, 6–3 (2nd round of qualifying draw) and Hsieh Su-wei, 6–4, 2–6, 6–4 (3rd round of qualifying draw). She faced Patty Schnyder in the 1st round of the main draw and defeated her 6–3, 2–6, 6–2. In her next match against a compatriot, the Belgian Yanina Wickmayer, she ultimately lost 7–6(2), 6–4.
She also qualified for the main draw at 's-Hertogenbosch, where she lost to Alexandra Dulgheru.
In 2012, she won a fifth ITF singles title in Glasgow, and reached the final in Kaarst (Germany). In February, she debuted in the Fed Cup against Serbia, where she was chosen by coach Ann Devries over Kirsten Flipkens in the deciding doubles rubber. Partnering Yanina Wickmayer, they lost the match (and by extension, the tie) in 3 sets.
She took part in the 2012 Brussels Open where she received a wildcard into the main draw. She defeated Ksenia Pervak in her first round match and then beat Chanelle Scheepers in three sets to advance to her first WTA quarterfinals, where she was defeated by top seed and world No. 3, Agnieszka Radwańska, in straight sets. Van Uytvanck went on, having more success on the ITF Circuit.
She played in the main draw of all four of the Grand Slam tournaments and reached the second round at Wimbledon for the first time in her career.
2015–16: French Open quarterfinals and injuryEdit
In 2015, she reached the quarterfinal of the French Open which she lost in two sets to Timea Bacsinszky. She reached her career-high ranking of No. 41 later that year, in October. However, a growth on her right ankle resulted in her missing a number of tournaments in the 2016 clay-court season, including the 2016 French Open, and her failure to defend her quarterfinalist points from 2015 caused her to fall out of the top 100 in June 2016.
Van Uytvanck won her second title in February at Hungarian Ladies Open defeating Dominika Cibulková in a long three-set battle in the final. She eliminated defending champion Garbine Muguruza in the second round of Wimbledon, losing just three games after dropping the first set 5–7. It was her first win over a top-10 opponent and arguably the best match performance of her career so far. After a win over Anett Kontaveit in the third round, she lost in the fourth round to Daria Kasatkina.
Equipment and apparelEdit
Van Uytvanck previously played with the Prince O3 Tour racquet. She now plays with the Snauwaert Grinta 100 lite, a 100 square inch tennis racquet with 22 mm dual taper beam, 285 g weight. She has a contract with the South Korean sporting goods company Fila apparel.
Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in win–loss records.
Current after the 2020 season.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||1R||1R||1R||A||1R||1R||1R||0 / 6||0–6||0%|
|French Open||A||A||A||1R||QF||A||2R||2R||1R||2R||0 / 6||7–6||54%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||Q2||2R||1R||1R||1R||4R||2R||NH||0 / 6||5–6||45%|
|US Open||A||A||Q3||1R||1R||1R||1R||1R||2R||1R||0 / 7||1–7||13%|
|Win–loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–4||4–4||0–3||1–3||4–4||2–4||1–3||0 / 25||13–25||34%|
|Premier Mandatory tournaments|
|Indian Wells Open||A||A||A||1R||2R||1R||Q1||1R||2R||NH||0 / 5||2–5||29%|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||Q1||2R||1R||Q2||2R||A||NH||0 / 3||2–3||40%|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||Q1||A||A||A||1R||1R||NH||0 / 2||0–2||0%|
|China Open||A||A||A||Q2||2R||A||A||1R||A||NH||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Premier 5 tournaments|
|Dubai / Qatar Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||A||A||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||1R||A||Q2||2R||A||NH||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Cincinnati Open||A||A||A||Q1||A||Q1||Q1||Q1||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open||A||A||A||Q2||A||A||A||1R||A||NH||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Tournaments||2||1||3||17||18||13||8||23||20||11||Career total: 116|
|Titles||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||2||0||Career total: 4|
|Finals||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||2||0||Career total: 4|
|Overall Win–Loss||1–2||3–2||1–4||10–17||19–18||4–13||8–8||21–22||24–20||7–11||4 / 116||98–117||46%|
- 1 WTA Tournament of Champions was held from 2009 to 2014, when WTA Elite Trophy replaced it.
- 2 The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.
- 3 In 2014, the Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open.
WTA career finalsEdit
Singles: 4 (4 titles)Edit
|Win||1–0||Sep 2017||Tournoi de Québec, Canada||International||Carpet (i)||Tímea Babos||5–7, 6–4, 6–1|
|Win||2–0||Feb 2018||Budapest Grand Prix, Hungary||International||Hard (i)||Dominika Cibulková||6–3, 3–6, 7–5|
|Win||3–0||Feb 2019||Budapest Grand Prix, Hungary (2)||International||Hard (i)||Markéta Vondroušová||1–6, 7–5, 6–2|
|Win||4–0||Sep 2019||Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan||International||Hard||Sorana Cîrstea||6–2, 4–6, 6–4|
Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Feb 2015||Diamond Games Antwerp, Belgium||Premier||Hard (i)||An-Sophie Mestach|| Anabel Medina Garrigues
Arantxa Parra Santonja
|4–6, 6–3, [5–10]|
|Win||1–1||Oct 2018||Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg||International||Hard (i)||Greet Minnen|| Vera Lapko
WTA 125K series finalsEdit
Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit
|Win||1–0||Nov 2013||Taipei Ladies Open, Taiwan||Carpet (i)||Yanina Wickmayer||6–4, 6–2|
|Loss||1–1||Aug 2019||Karlsruhe Open, Germany||Clay||Patricia Maria Țig||6–3, 1–6, 2–6|
Doubles: 1 (1 runner–up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Nov 2013||Taipei Ladies Open, Taiwan||Carpet (i)||Anna-Lena Friedsam|| Caroline Garcia
ITF Circuit finalsEdit
Singles: 18 (11 titles, 7 runner–ups)Edit
|Win||1–0||Feb 2011||ITF Vale do Lobo, Portugal||10,000||Hard||Elitsa Kostova||6–3, 4–6, 6–2|
|Win||2–0||Mar 2011||ITF Dijon, France||10,000||Hard||Claire Feuerstein||6–2, 6–3|
|Loss||2–1||Apr 2011||ITF Tessenderlo, Belgium||25,000||Clay (i)||Anna-Lena Grönefeld||3–6, 5–7|
|Win||3–1||May 2011||ITF Edinburgh, Great Britain||10,000||Clay||Justyna Jegiołka||6–7 (5–7) , 6–4, 6–2|
|Win||4–1||Nov 2011||ITF Sunderland, Great Britain||10,000||Hard (i)||Tara Moore||6–4, 6–1|
|Win||5–1||Jan 2012||GB Pro-Series Glasgow, Great Britain||10,000||Hard (i)||Francesca Stephenson||6–3, 6–1|
|Loss||5–2||Jan 2012||ITF Kaarst, Germany||10,000||Hard (i)||Dinah Pfizenmaier||4–6, 4–6|
|Loss||5–3||Oct 2012||ITF Glasgow, Great Britain||25,000||Hard (i)||Samantha Murray||3–6, 6–2, 3–6|
|Win||6–3||Nov 2012||ITF Equeurdreville, France||25,000||Hard (i)||Julie Coin||6–1, 3–6, 6–3|
|Win||7–3||Jan 2013||Open Andrézieux-Bouthéon 42, France||25,000||Hard (i)||Ana Vrljić||6–1, 6–4|
|Loss||7–4||Mar 2013||ITF Sunderland, Great Britain||10,000||Hard (i)||Anna-Lena Friedsam||2–6, 6–7 (4–7)|
|Win||8–4||Apr 2013||ITF Chiasso, Switzerland||25,000||Clay||Katarzyna Kawa||7–6 (7–2) , 6–3|
|Win||9–4||Sep 2013||GB Pro-Series Shrewsbury, Great Britain||25,000||Hard (i)||Marta Sirotkina||7–5, 6–1|
|Loss||9–5||Sep 2013||ITF Loughborough, Great Britain||25,000||Hard (i)||Anna-Lena Friedsam||3–6, 0–6|
|Win||10–5||Jul 2016||ITF Stockton, United States||50,000||Hard||Anastasia Pivovarova||6–3, 3–6, 6–2|
|Win||11–5||Oct 2016||Henderson Tennis Open, United States||50,000||Hard||Sofia Kenin||3–6, 7–6 (7–4) , 6–2|
|Loss||11–6||Jun 2017||Ilkley Trophy, United Kingdom||100,000||Grass||Magdaléna Rybáriková||5–7, 6–7(3–7)|
|Loss||11–7||Oct 2017||Internationaux Féminins de la Vienne, France||100,000||Hard (i)||Mihaela Buzărnescu||4–6, 2–6|
Doubles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner–ups)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Aug 2010||ITF Westende, Belgium||10,000||Hard||Irina Khromacheva|| Quirine Lemoine
|6–3, 4–6 [4–10]|
|Loss||0–2||Mar 2012||ITF Dijon, France||10,000||Hard (i)||Yana Sizikova|| Diāna Marcinkēviča
|Win||1–2||Mar 2013||Open de Seine-et-Marne, France||50,000||Hard (i)||Anna-Lena Friedsam|| Stéphanie Foretz
|Win||2–2||Jul 2016||Stockton Challenger, United States||50,000||Hard||Kristýna Plíšková|| Robin Anderson
Wins over top-10 playersEdit
|1.||Garbiñe Muguruza||No. 3||Wimbledon, United Kingdom||Grass||2nd Round||5–7, 6–2, 6–1|
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