Alison Van Uytvanck
Van Uytvanck at the 2016 US Open
|Born||26 March 1994|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||258–163 (61.28%)|
|Career titles||3 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 11 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 37 (13 August 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 50 (18 February 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019)|
|French Open||QF (2015)|
|US Open||1R (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)|
|Career titles||1 WTA, 1 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 106 (26 October 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 557 (16 April 2018)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2016)|
|French Open||1R (2018)|
|US Open||1R (2014, 2015, 2018)|
|Last updated on: 16 April 2018.|
Van Uytvanck has won three international & one 125K title on the WTA tour, as well as nine singles titles and one doubles title on the ITF tour in her career. 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 5 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 openly lesbian, and is in a relationship with fellow Belgian tennis player Greet Minnen as of 2018.
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 wild card 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.
In 2013, Van Uytvanck won her first WTA title by winning the 2013 OEC Taipei WTA Ladies Open in which she defeated Dinah Pfizenmaier in the semi-finals and compatriot Yanina Wickmayer 6–4, 6–2 in the final.
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.
WTA career finalsEdit
Singles: 3 (3 titles)Edit
|Win||1–0||Sep 2017||Tournoi de Quebec, Canada||International||Carpet (i)||Tímea Babos||5–7, 6–4, 6–1|
|Win||2–0||Feb 2018||Hungarian Ladies Open, Budapest||International||Hard (i)||Dominika Cibulková||6–3, 3–6, 7–5|
|Win||3–0||Feb 2019||Hungarian Ladies Open, Budapest (2)||International||Hard (i)||Markéta Vondroušová||1–6, 7–5, 6–2|
Doubles: 1 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Feb 2015||Diamond Games, 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: 1 (1 title)Edit
|Win||1–0||Nov 2013||Taipei Open, Taiwan||125K||Carpet (i)||Yanina Wickmayer||6–4, 6–2|
Doubles: 1 (1 runner–up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Nov 2013||Taipei Open, Taiwan||125K||Carpet (i)||Anna-Lena Friedsam|| Caroline Garcia
ITF Circuit finalsEdit
Singles: 18 (11–7)Edit
|Winner||1.||13 February 2011||Vale do Lobo, Portugal||Hard||Elitsa Kostova||6–3, 4–6, 6–2|
|Winner||2.||13 March 2011||Dijon, France||Hard||Claire Feuerstein||6–2, 6–3|
|Runner-up||1.||23 April 2011||Tessenderlo, Belgium||Clay (i)||Anna-Lena Grönefeld||3–6, 5–7|
|Winner||3.||8 May 2011||Edinburgh, Great Britain||Clay||Justyna Jegiołka||6–7 (5–7) , 6–4, 6–2|
|Winner||4.||6 November 2011||Sunderland, Great Britain||Hard (i)||Tara Moore||6–4, 6–1|
|Winner||5.||15 January 2012||Glasgow, Great Britain||Hard (i)||Francesca Stephenson||6–3, 6–1|
|Runner-up||2.||29 January 2012||Kaarst, Germany||Hard (i)||Dinah Pfizenmaier||4–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||3.||21 October 2012||Glasgow, Great Britain||Hard (i)||Samantha Murray||3–6, 6–2, 3–6|
|Winner||6.||11 November 2012||Equeurdreville, France||Hard (i)||Julie Coin||6–1, 3–6, 6–3|
|Winner||7.||27 January 2013||Andrezieux-Boutheon, France||Hard (i)||Ana Vrljić||6–1, 6–4|
|Runner-up||4.||24 March 2013||Sunderland, Great Britain||Hard (i)||Anna-Lena Friedsam||2–6, 6–7 (4–7)|
|Winner||8.||28 April 2013||Chiasso, Switzerland||Clay||Katarzyna Kawa||7–6 (7–2) , 6–3|
|Winner||9.||21 September 2013||Shrewsbury, Great Britain||Hard (i)||Marta Sirotkina||7–5, 6–1|
|Runner-up||5.||28 September 2013||Loughborough, Great Britain||Hard (i)||Anna-Lena Friedsam||3–6, 0–6|
|Winner||10.||17 July 2016||Stockton, United States||Hard||Anastasia Pivovarova||6–3, 3–6, 6–2|
|Winner||11.||2 October 2016||Las Vegas, United States||Hard||Sofia Kenin||3–6, 7–6 (7–4) , 6–2|
|Runner-up||6.||25 June 2017||Ilkley, United Kingdom||Grass||Magdaléna Rybáriková||5–7, 6–7(3–7)|
|Runner-up||7.||29 October 2017||Poitiers, France||Hard (i)||Mihaela Buzărnescu||4–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||1.||16 August 2010||Westende, Belgium||Hard||Irina Khromacheva|| Quirine Lemoine
|6-3 4-6 [4-10]|
|Runner-up||2.||5 March 2012||Dijon, France||Hard (i)||Yana Sizikova|| Diāna Marcinkēviča
|Winner||1.||25 March 2013||Croissy-Beaubourg, France||Hard (i)||Anna-Lena Friedsam|| Stéphanie Foretz
|Winner||2.||11 July 2016||Stockton, United States||Hard||Kristýna Plíšková|| Robin Anderson
Singles performance timelineEdit
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Premier Mandatory & Premier 5|
|Qatar / Dubai||A||A||A||A||A||A||0–0|
|Indian Wells Open||A||1R||2R||1R||Q1||1R||1–4|
|Pan Pacific / Wuhan||A||1R||A||A||A||A||0–0|
Wins over top-10 playersEdit
|1.||Garbiñe Muguruza||No. 3||Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom||Grass||2nd Round||5–7, 6–2, 6–1|
- "Biography". Alison Van Uytvanck. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
- "Alison Van Uytvanck". Samsung Open. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
- "WTA love match: Alison Van Uytvanck and Greet Minnen". Women's Tennis Blog. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
- Alison Van Uytvanck in the Women's Tennis Association. Retrieved on 27 March 2014.
- "Fed Cup Result Page".
- "Van Uytvanck on Muguruza upset: 'I was in the zone'". 5 July 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
- "Kasatkina makes Van Uytvanck comeback to move into first Wimbledon QF". 9 July 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
- "Van Uytvanck completes battling Budapest defence with comeback over Vondrousova". WTA Tennis. 24 February 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
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