Anna Karolína Schmiedlová

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

Anna Karolína Schmiedlová
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Schmiedlová at the 2020-21 Billie Jean King Cup
Country (sports) Slovakia
ResidenceBratislava, Slovakia
Born (1994-09-13) 13 September 1994 (age 26)
Košice, Slovakia
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro2011
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachMilan Martinec
Prize moneyUS$ 2,828,347
Singles
Career record327–223 (59.5%)
Career titles3 WTA, 1 WTA 125
Highest rankingNo. 26 (12 October 2015)
Current rankingNo. 93 (30 August 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2014, 2015, 2021)
French Open3R (2014, 2020)
Wimbledon1R (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019)
US Open3R (2015)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2016)
Doubles
Career record39–56 (41.1%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 213 (15 June 2015)
Current rankingNo. 380 (30 August 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2015, 2016)
French Open2R (2015)
Wimbledon1R (2014)
US Open2R (2014)
Team competitions
Fed Cup10–9 (52.6%)
Last updated on: 9 September 2021.

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

Her younger sister Kristína Schmiedlová was also a professional tennis player, she ended her career at the age of 21.

CareerEdit

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 Slovak Open in Trnava. She defeated the defending champion Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová in the final. The following week, she reached the final of the 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, 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 commenced season at the Brisbane International where she lost in the first round to Varvara Lepchenko.[11] Schmiedlová won her first match of the season at the Apia International Sydney by beating sixth seed Timea Bacsinszky in the first round.[12] She was heavily defeated in the second round by qualifier Monica Puig.[13] Seeded 27th at the Australian Open, Schmiedlová lost in the first round to Daria Kasatkina.[14]

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.

2020Edit

Schmiedlová kicked off her season at the Brisbane International where she lost to Marta Kostyuk in the second round of qualifying. At Hobart, she was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Nina Stojanović. At the Australian Open, she lost her first-round match to sixth seed Belinda Bencic.[15]

Playing in the Fed Cup tie versus Great Britain, Schmiedlová helped Slovakia win 3-1 by beating Heather Watson and Harriet Dart.[16] Playing at the Mexican Open, Schmiedlová was defeated in the first round by Anastasia Potapova.[17] Coming through qualifying at the Monterrey Open, Schmiedlová beat Venus Williams in the first round.[18] She lost in the second round to ninth seed and eventual finalist, Marie Bouzková.[19] Competing at a $25k tournament in Irapuato, Mexico, she was defeated in the first round by eighth seed Renata Zarazúa.

In August, Schmiedlová played at the Prague Open. Seeded 24th, she reached the quarterfinal round where she lost to second seed and eventual finalist Elisabetta Cocciaretto.[20] Schmiedlová played one more tournament before the French Open which was the İstanbul Cup. She made it to the second round where she was defeated by Aliaksandra Sasnovich.[21] At the French Open, Schmiedlová beat 2002 finalist and former world No. 1, Venus Williams, in the first round.[22] In the second round, she upset tenth seed and former world No. 1, Victoria Azarenka, to reach the third round for the first time since 2014.[23] Her run ended in the third round with a straight-set loss to qualifier Nadia Podoroska.[24]

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (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.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup and Olympic Games are included in win/loss records.[25]

SinglesEdit

Current after the 2021 US Open.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 2R 2R 1R A 1R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 7 3–7 30%
French Open 2R 3R 1R 1R A 1R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 8 5–8 38%
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R 1R A 1R 1R NH Q2 0 / 6 0–6 0%
US Open 2R 1R 3R 1R Q3 1R A A 2R 0 / 6 4–6 40%
Win–Loss 2–3 3–4 3–4 0–4 0–0 0–4 0–3 2–2 2–3 0 / 27 12–27 31%
Year-end championships
WTA Elite Trophy DNQ RR Did not qualify NH 0 / 1 1–0 100%
National representation
Summer Olympics Not Held 2R Not Held 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Billie Jean King Cup[n 1] A A WGII WGII PO PO WGII Finals 0 / 0 7–5 58%
WTA 1000
Dubai / Qatar Open[n 2] A A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Indian Wells Open A 1R 1R 2R Q1 A 1R NH 0 / 4 0–4 0%
Miami Open A 2R 2R 2R A A 1R NH Q2 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Madrid Open A A A 1R A 1R 2R NH Q2 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Italian Open A A 1R 1R A A A A A 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Cincinnati Open A Q1 QF 1R A Q1 A A A 0 / 2 3–2 60%
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open[n 3] A Q2 QF A A A A NH 0 / 1 3–1 75%
China Open Q2 A 1R A A A A NH 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Career statistics
Tournaments 7 17 24 23 0 15 12 5 9 Career total: 112
Titles 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 Career total: 3
Finals 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 Career total: 5
Overall Win–Loss 3–7 5–17 38–21 6–24 0–1 12–15 7–13 6–5 10–9 3 / 112 87–112 44%
Win (%) 30% 23% 64% 20% 0% 44% 35% 55% 53% Career total: 44%
Year-end ranking 74 73 26 227 133 77 138 139 $2,669,561

Notes

  1. ^ Formerly known as Fed Cup until 2020.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ In 2014, the Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open.

WTA career finalsEdit

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

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5
Premier
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

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2021 WTA 125 Belgrade, Serbia Clay   Arantxa Rus 6–3, 6–3

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 17 (12 titles, 5 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (3–1)
Clay (9–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2011 ITF Yerevan, Armenia 10,000 Clay   Tatia Mikadze 6–4, 6–3
Win 2–0 Mar 2012 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay   Anna-Lena Friedsam 7–6(5), 6–4
Win 3–0 Apr 2012 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Hard   Anna-Lena Friedsam 7–5, 6–2
Win 4–0 May 2012 ITF Bad Saarow, Germany 10,000 Clay   Kateřina Vaňková 6–1, 6–3
Win 5–0 May 2012 ITF Brescia, Italy 25,000 Clay   Beatriz García Vidagany 6–3, 6–2
Loss 5–1 Jul 2012 ITF Darmstadt, Germany 25,000 Clay   Laura Siegemund 6–7(7), 3–6
Win 6–1 Oct 2012 ITF Netanya, Israel 25,000 Hard   Stephanie Vogt 0–6, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 6–2 Nov 2012 ITF Helsinki, Finland 25,000 Carpet (i)   Amra Sadiković 4–6, 0–6
Win 7–2 Apr 2013 ITF Civitavecchia, Italy 25,000 Clay   Magda Linette 6–0, 6–1
Loss 7–3 Jul 2013 ITF Biarritz, France 100,000 Clay   Stephanie Vogt 6–1, 3–6, 2–6
Win 8–3 Mar 2014 ITF Osprey, United States 50,000 Clay   Marina Erakovic 6–2, 6–3
Win 9–3 May 2014 ITF Trnava, Slovakia 75,000 Clay   Barbora Strýcová 6–4, 6–2
Loss 9–4 May 2014 Prague Open, Czech Republic 100,000 Clay   Heather Watson 6–7(5–7), 0–6
Win 10–4 Jun 2017 ITF Grado, Italy 25,000 Clay   Martina Trevisan 2–6, 6–2, 6–4
Win 11–4 Jun 2017 ITF Staré Splavy, Czech Republic 25,000 Clay   Vera Lapko 6–4, 7–5
Loss 11–5 Aug 2017 ITF Landisville, United States 25,000 Hard   Vera Lapko 6–4, 4–6, 6–7(4)
Win 12–5 Oct 2017 ITF Macon, United States 80,000 Hard   Victoria Duval 6–4, 6–1

Doubles: 4 (4 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2011 ITF Izmir, Turkey 10,000 Clay   Aleksandrina Naydenova   Tatiana Kotelnikova
  Eugeniya Pashkova
4–6, 0–6
Loss 0–2 Mar 2012 ITF Antalya, Turkey 10,000 Clay   Chantal Škamlová   Anamika Bhargava
  Sylvia Krywacz
6–4, 4–6, [3–10]
Loss 0–3 Oct 2012 ITF Netanya, Israel 25.000 Hard   Zuzana Luknárová   Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Nadiia Kichenok
1–6, 4–6
Loss 0–4 May 2013 ITF Trnava, Slovakia 80,000 Clay   Jana Čepelová   Mervana Jugić-Salkić
  Renata Voráčová
1–6, 1–6

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Girls' singles: 1 runner–upEdit

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(6)
2016
2.   Roberta Vinci No. 8 Rio Summer Olympics Hard 1R 6–4, 7–5

ReferencesEdit

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