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Caroline Maes (born 9 November 1982 in Dendermonde, Belgium) is a former Belgian tennis player.

Caroline Maes
Country (sports) Belgium
ResidenceZele, Belgium
Born (1982-11-09) 9 November 1982 (age 36)
Dendermonde, Belgium
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro1997
Retired2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$159,891
Singles
Career record251–193
Career titles0 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 151 (28 May 2007)
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenQ2 (2008)
WimbledonQ1 (2007)
US OpenQ1 (2007)
Doubles
Career record125–124
Career titles0 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 135 (11 February 2008)
Last updated on: 10 September 2009.

Maes is active in the singles game since 1997 and doubles since 1999. The highest place she ever achieved on the WTA-ranking in singles is 151st on 28 May 2007. In doubles she got to the 135rd[clarification needed] place on 11 February 2008. She has yet to win her first WTA-tournament, but has won eight ITF-tournaments in singles and nine in doubles. Her last and most important ITF-title was the 2007 $100,000 Rome – Tiro A Volo tournament on 19 May, defeating Yuliya Beygelzimer and Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro in her way to the final, where she beat former top-50 player Marta Marrero from Spain. So far, she performed three top-100 wins: Yuliana Fedak (WTA-66, Hasselt 2006), Jelena Kostanić (WTA-46, Dubai 2 2006), Akiko Morigami (WTA-51, Strasbourg 2007). In 2006, she also made it to the last 16 of the doubles tournament of Miami together with Kim Clijsters.

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Fed Cup experienceEdit

Maes was a member of the Belgian Fed Cup team in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007. She made 3 singles and 4 doubles appearances. However, she did not win any singles match and won only one doubles match partnering Els Callens against the Slovak Republic.

She is very close friends with Kim Clijsters. She made herself unavailable for selection in Fed Cup tie against China in 2007, because she wished to attend the wedding of Clijsters and American basketball player Brian Lynch that week-end (14 July 2007) instead.

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 11 (8–3)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 13 August 2000 Rebecq, Belgium Clay   Claudine Schaul 1–6 7–6 6–3
Winner 2. 12 November 2000 Villenave-d'Ornon, France Clay (I)   Claudine Schaul 4–0 4–1 4–5 4–1
Winner 3. 11 November 2001 Villenave-d'Ornon, France Clay (I)   Stéphanie Rizzi 6–2 4–6 6–2
Winner 4. 2 December 2001 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Adriana Basaric 2–6 6–1 7–5
Winner 5. 21 August 2005 Koksijde, Belgium Clay   Nadege Vergos 2–6 6–1 7–5
Runner-up 1. 30 April 2006 Cavtat, Croatia Clay   Irina Buryachok 6–3, 4–6, 1–6
Winner 6. 7 May 2006 Dubrovnik, Croatia Clay   Karolina Jovanović 6–1 6–1
Winner 7. 13 August 2006 Rebecq, Belgium Clay   Sylvia Montero 6–1 6–2
Runner-up 2. 2 October 2006 Nantes, France Hard   Iryna Brémond 6–1 5–7 1–6
Winner 8. 13 May 2007 Rome, Italy Clay   Marta Marrero 6–4 7–6
Runner-up 3. 20 March 2008 Tessenderlo, Belgium Clay (i)   Kirsten Flipkens 5–7 1–6

Doubles: 19 (9–10)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 10 July 2000 Brussels, Belgium Clay   Ekaterina Kozhokina   Kaori Aoyama
 Kumiko Iijima
6–1 6–4
Runner-up 1. 21 August 2000 Westende, Belgium Clay   Elke Clijsters   Natasha Galouza
  Anouk Sterk
1–6 0–6
Winner 2. 6 November 2000 Villenave-d'Ornon, France Clay   Shelley Stephens   Diana Brunel
  Edith Nunes-Bersot
4–1 1–4 4–2 4–0
Runner-up 2. 11 November 2001 Villenave-d'Ornon, France Clay (I)   Leslie Butkiewicz   Daniela Olivera
  Natacha Randriantefy
4–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 24 March 2002 Cholet, France Clay   Gabriela Navrátilová   Leslie Butkiewicz
 Patty Van Acker
4–1 RET
Runner-up 3. 12 October 2003 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (I)   Leslie Butkiewicz   Līga Dekmeijere
  Bianka Lamade
1–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 9 November 2003 Villenave-d'Ornon, France Clay   Aurélie Védy   Iryna Kuryanovich
  Yevgenia Savransky
6–3 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 4. 2 March 2004 Buchen, Germany Hard (i)   Elke Clijsters   Lucie Hradecká
  Eva Hrdinová
1–6 4–6
Winner 5. 21 March 2004 Amiens, France Clay   Virginie Pichet   Florence Haring
 Natacha Randriantefy
3–6 6–2 7–5
Runner-up 5. 12 July 2005 Brussels, Belgium Clay   Leslie Butkiewicz   Iveta Gerlová
  Carmen Klaschka
5–7, 2–6
Winner 6. 24 July 2005 Zwevegem, Belgium Clay   Leslie Butkiewicz   Petra Cetkovská
  Gabriela Velasco Andreu
6–3 6–2
Runner-up 6. 30 April 2006 Cavtat, Croatia Clay   Christina Horiatopoulos   Tina Obrež
  Anja Prislan
W\O
Winner 7. 22 July 2006 Zwevegem, Belgium Clay   Leslie Butkiewicz   Olga Brózda
  Natalia Kołat
6–2 6–2
Runner-up 7. 29 July 2006 Les Contamines-Montjoie, France Hard   Christina Horiatopoulos   Catarina Ferreira
  Laura Siegemund
4–6, 6–2, 5–7
Runner-up 8. 26 August 2006 Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands Clay   Leslie Butkiewicz   Andreja Klepač
  Danica Krstajić
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 9. 7 May 2007 Rome, Italy Clay   Maret Ani   Marta Domachowska
  Emma Laine
1–0, ret.
Winner 8. 24 September 2007 Nottingham, United Kingdom Hard   Emma Laine   Anna Fitzpatrick
 Ana Veselinović
3–6 7–6(7–4)
Runner–up 10. 7 October 2007 Nantes, France Hard   Melanie South   Sofia Arvidsson
  Johanna Larsson
6–4, 5–7, [7–10]
Winner 9. 2 December 2007 Sintra, Portugal Clay   Teodora Mirčić   Neuza Silva
 Roxane Vaisemberg
6–4 6–1

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