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Anna Karolína Schmiedlová[1] (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈanna ˈkaɾɔliːna ˈʃmiːdlɔʋaː];[2] born 13 September 1994) is a tennis player from Slovakia.

Anna Karolína Schmiedlová
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Schmiedlová at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships
Country (sports) Slovakia
ResidenceBratislava
Born (1994-09-13) 13 September 1994 (age 25)
Košice
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro2011
PlaysRight (double-handed backhand)
CoachMilan Martinec
Prize money$2,270,353
Singles
Career record281–196 (58.9%)
Career titles3 WTA, 12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 26 (12 October 2015)
Current rankingNo. 93 (15 July 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2014, 2015)
French Open3R (2014)
Wimbledon1R (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019)
US Open3R (2015)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2016)
Doubles
Career record35–53 (39.8%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 213 (15 June 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2015, 2016)
French Open2R (2015)
Wimbledon1R (2014)
US Open2R (2014)
Team competitions
Fed Cup8–9 (47.1%)
Last updated on: 16 July 2019.

Schmiedlová has won three singles titles on the WTA Tour as well as 12 singles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 12 October 2015, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 26.

Her younger sister Kristína Schmiedlová also plays professional tennis.

CareerEdit

 
Anna Karolína Schmiedlová, 2015

2013Edit

Schmiedlová qualified for her first Grand Slam tournament at the French Open. After Wimbledon, she reached the final of the $100,000 tournament in Biarritz,[3] and lost to Stephanie Vogt in three sets.[4] She reached the top 100 for the first time with a ranking of world No. 97.[5]

2014Edit

In May, Schmiedlová won the Empire Slovak Open in Trnava. She defeated the defending champion Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová in the final. The following week, she reached the final of the Sparta Prague Open, losing to Britain's Heather Watson in straight sets.[6]

At the French Open, Schmiedlová defeated Zheng Jie in the first round[7] and surprised the former world No. 1 Venus Williams with a victory in three sets in round two.[7][8] In the third round, she lost to Garbiñe Muguruza in straight sets.[9]

2015: BreakthroughEdit

In February, she reached her first WTA final at the Rio Open, losing to Sara Errani in straight sets. In April, she won her first WTA title at the Katowice Open, where she defeated Camila Giorgi in the final. She won her second WTA title at the Bucharest Open, where she defeated Errani in the final.

At the Wuhan Open in September, Schmiedlová scored her first top-10 victory, and hence the biggest win of her career, by coming upsetting former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in three sets in the second round.[10]

2016: Major slump, out of the top 100Edit

Schmiedlová went on a losing streak of 16 WTA Tour-level matches.

2018: Third WTA titleEdit

The Slovakian, ranked 132 in the world before this win in Bogotá, beat Lara Arruabarrena in the final. It was her first title since 2015 and resulted in her return to the top 100.


WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 5 (3 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Winner - Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (3–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2015 Rio Open, Brazil International Clay   Sara Errani 6–7(2–7), 1–6
Win 1–1 Apr 2015 Katowice Open, Poland International Hard (i)   Camila Giorgi 6–4, 6–3
Win 2–1 Jul 2015 Bucharest Open, Romania International Clay   Sara Errani 7–6(7–3), 6–3
Win 3–1 Apr 2018 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia International Clay   Lara Arruabarrena 6–2, 6–4
Loss 3–2 Jan 2019 Hobart International, Australia International Hard   Sofia Kenin 3–6, 0–6

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (12–5)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (3–1)
Clay (9–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 10 October 2011 Yerevan, Armenia Clay   Tatia Mikadze 6–4, 6–3
Winner 2. 26 March 2012 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Anna-Lena Friedsam 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Winner 3. 2 April 2012 Antalya, Turkey Hard   Anna-Lena Friedsam 7–5, 6–2
Winner 4. 7 May 2012 Bad Saarow, Germany Clay   Kateřina Vaňková 6–1, 6–3
Winner 5. 26 May 2012 Brescia, Italy Clay   Beatriz García Vidagany 6–3, 6–2
Runner–up 1. 16 July 2012 Darmstadt, Germany Clay   Laura Siegemund 6–7(7–9), 3–6
Winner 6. 29 October 2012 Netanya, Israel Hard   Stephanie Vogt 0–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner–up 2. 12 November 2012 Helsinki, Finland Carpet (i)   Amra Sadiković 4–6, 0–6
Winner 7. 29 April 2013 Civitavecchia, Italy Clay   Magda Linette 6–0, 6–1
Runner–up 3. 8 July 2013 Biarritz, France Clay   Stephanie Vogt 6–1, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 8. 24 March 2014 Osprey, United States Clay   Marina Erakovic 6–2, 6–3
Winner 9. 5 May 2014 Trnava, Slovakia Clay   Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová 6–4, 6–2
Runner–up 4. 12 May 2014 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Heather Watson 6–7(5–7), 0–6
Winner 10. 4 June 2017 Grado, Italy Clay   Martina Trevisan 2–6, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 11. 11 June 2017 Staré Splavy, Czech Republic Clay   Vera Lapko 6–4, 7–5
Runner–up 5. 13 August 2017 Landisville, United States Hard   Vera Lapko 6–4, 4–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 12. 29 October 2017 Macon, United States Hard   Victoria Duval 6–4, 6–1

Doubles (0–4)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 20 June 2011 Izmir, Turkey Clay   Aleksandrina Naydenova   Tatiana Kotelnikova
  Eugeniya Pashkova
4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 26 March 2012 Antalya, Turkey Clay   Chantal Škamlová   Anamika Bhargava
  Sylvia Krywacz
6–4, 4–6, [3–10]
Runner-up 3. 29 October 2012 Netanya, Israel Hard   Zuzana Luknárová   Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Nadiia Kichenok
1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 6 May 2013 Trnava, Slovakia Clay   Jana Čepelová   Mervana Jugić-Salkić
  Renata Voráčová
1–6, 1–6

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

SinglesEdit

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are included in Win–Loss records.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 2R 2R 1R A 1R 1R 0 / 5 2–5 29%
French Open 2R 3R 1R 1R A 1R 1R 0 / 6 3–6 33%
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R 1R A 1R 1R 0 / 6 0–6 0%
US Open 2R 1R 3R 1R Q3 1R A 0 / 5 3–5 38%
Win–Loss 2–3 3–4 3–4 0–4 0–0 0–4 0–3 0 / 22 8–22 27%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A 1R 1R 2R Q1 A 1R 0 / 4 0–4 0%
Miami Open A 2R 2R 2R A A 1R 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Madrid Open A A A 1R A 1R 2R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
China Open Q2 A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Opens[1] A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Italian Open A A 1R 1R A A A 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Canadian Open A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Cincinnati Open A Q1 QF 1R A Q1 A 0 / 2 3–2 60%
Tokyo / Wuhan Opens[2] A Q2 QF A A A 0 / 1 3–1 75%
  • 1 The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Total 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.
  • 2 In 2014, the Toray Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open.

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' singlesEdit

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2012 French Open Clay   Annika Beck 6–3, 5–7, 3–6

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2015
1.   Caroline Wozniacki No. 6 Wuhan Open, China Hard 2R 1–6, 6–4, 7–6(8–6)
2016
2.   Roberta Vinci No. 8 Summer Olympics, Brazil Hard 1R 6–4, 7–5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tenistka Schmiedlová: Mám dve mená, lebo otec s mamou sa nedohodli". čas.sk (in Slovak). 12 June 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
  2. ^ Sportovec Roka (9 July 2015). "Športovec mesiaca: Velez-Zuzulová, Schmiedlová a Sagan si prebrali ceny". YouTube (in Slovak). Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Steffi Vogt schafft Historisches". Liechtensteiner Volksblatt (in German). 12 July 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Grossartiger Sieg von Stephanie Vogt in Biarritz". Liechtensteiner Volksblatt (in German). 13 July 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Karolína Schmiedlová sa dostala do prvej stovky". SME (in Slovak). 15 July 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Heather Watson wins Prague Open ITF title". BBC Sport. 18 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  7. ^ a b Mitchell, Kevin (28 May 2014). "Serena Williams crashes out of French Open to Garbiñe Muguruza". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Serena and Venus Williams both out after round two of French Open". Sports Illustrated. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Muguruza ya está en octavos". Punto pelota (in Spanish). 30 May 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  10. ^ "Schmiedlova Comeback Stuns Wozniacki". Women's Tennis Association. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015.

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