Katarzyna Kawa

Katarzyna Kawa (Polish pronunciation: [kataˈʐɨna ˈkava]; born 17 November 1992) is a Polish professional tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is 128, which she reached on 29 July 2019 following her first career WTA final at the Baltic Open. She has also won seven singles and 13 doubles titles on the ITF circuit.

Katarzyna Kawa
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Katarzyna Kawa at the 2019 Wimbledon
Country (sports) Poland
ResidencePoznań, Poland
Born (1992-11-17) 17 November 1992 (age 27)
Krynica-Zdrój, Poland
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro2007
PlaysRight-handed
(two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 241,008
Singles
Career record298–213 (58.3%)
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 121 (17 February 2020)
Current rankingNo. 125 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2020)
French OpenQ1 (2019)
WimbledonQ3 (2019)
US OpenQ1 (2019)
Doubles
Career record125–97 (56.3%)
Career titles13 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 239 (17 July 2017)
Current rankingNo. 299 (16 March 2020)
Last updated on: 9 May 2020.

PersonalEdit

Katarzyna Kawa was born in Krynica-Zdrój, but moved in 2013 to Poznań, Poland. She started tennis at age seven and is currently coached by Grzegorz Garczyński.[1]

CareerEdit

2019: First WTA final and breakthroughEdit

 
Kawa playing at the 2019 Roland Garros

In July, Katarzyna Kawa made it through the qualifying rounds at the Baltic Open to book her spot in the final with a straight-sets victory over Bernarda Pera.[2] Kawa reached the final after beating Anna Danilina, Naiktha Bains, Ysaline Bonaventure, Jana Fett, Chloe Paquet and Bernarda Pera. In the final, she lost to the top seed Anastasija Sevastova in three sets.[3]

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2019 Baltic Open, Latvia International Clay   Anastasija Sevastova 6–3, 5–7, 4–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 13 (7 titles, 6 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments (4–2)
$15,000 tournaments (2–0)
$10,000 tournaments (1–4)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (5–5)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 May 2009 ITF Warsaw, Poland 10,000 Clay   Iveta Gerlová 3–6, 5–7
Loss 0–2 Feb 2010 ITF Mallorca, Spain 10,000 Clay   Garbiñe Muguruza 6–3, 2–6, 0–6
Loss 0–3 Aug 2010 ITF Iława, Poland 10,000 Clay   Zuzana Zlochová 6–7(2–7), 7–5, 2–6
Loss 0–4 May 2012 ITF Warsaw, Poland 10,000 Clay   Chantal Škamlová 3–6, 2–6
Win 1–4 Aug 2012 ITF Prague, Czech Republic 25,000 Clay   Renata Voráčová 6–4, 6–1
Loss 1–5 April 2013 ITF Chiasso, Switzerland 25,000 Clay   Alison Van Uytvanck 6–7(2–7), 3–6
Win 2–5 Mar 2015 ITF São José do Rio Preto, Brazil 10,000 Clay   Nadia Podoroska 7–5, 3–6, 6–4
Win 3–5 Apr 2015 ITF Cairo, Egypt 15,000 Clay   Amanda Carreras 7–5, 6–1
Win 4–5 Oct 2015 ITF Makinohara, Japan 25,000 Grass   Riko Sawayanagi 6–7(6–8), 6–2, 7–6(8–6)
Win 5–5 Jan 2018 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 15,000 Hard   Zhang Kailin 6–2, 4–6, 6–2
Win 6–5 Jun 2018 ITF Óbidos, Portugal 25,000 Clay   Dejana Radanović 4–6, 7–5, 6–3
Loss 6–6 Oct 2018 ITF Óbidos, Portugal 25,000 Carpet   Tereza Martincová 6–7(3–7), 3–6
Win 7–6 Apr 2019 ITF Jackson, United States 25,000 Clay   Ann Li 6–3, 6–2

Doubles: 23 (13 titles, 10 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000-$80,000 tournaments (0–1)
$50,000 tournaments (1–0)
$25,000 tournaments (5–4)
$15,000 tournaments (2–0)
$10,000 tournaments (5–5)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–3)
Clay (9–7)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 May 2009 ITF Warsaw,
Poland
10,000 Clay   Katarzyna Kaleta   Iveta Gerlová
  Karolina Kosińska
2–6, 1–6
Loss 0–2 Jul 2009 Palić Open,
Serbia
10,000 Clay   Simona Parajová   Dunja Antunovic
  Ani Mijacika
4–6, 0–6
Win 1–2 Aug 2009 ITF Iława,
Poland
10,000 Clay   Aleksandra Rosolska   Veronika Domagała
  Anna Niemiec
6–1, 6–3
Loss 1–3 Aug 2010 ITF Iława,
Poland
10,000 Clay   Veronika Domagała   Martina Borecká
  Martina Kubičíková
3–6, 1–6
Win 2–3 Aug 2010 ITF Gliwice,
Poland
10,000 Clay   Justyna Jegiołka   Olga Brózda
  Veronika Domagała
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Win 3–3 Oct 2010 ITF Bol,
Croatia
10,000 Clay   Natalia Kołat   Anja Prislan
  Eva Wacanno
5–7, 6–4, [10–8]
Loss 3–4 Mar 2011 ITF Antalya,
Turkey
10,000 Clay   Darija Jurak   Liang Chen
  Tian Ran
6–4, 2–6, [6–10]
Win 4–4 Jul 2011 ITF Horb,
Germany
10,000 Clay   Paula Kania   Vaszilisza Bulgakova
  Christina Shakovets
1–6, 6–3, [10–2]
Win 5–4 Jan 2013 ITF Sharm El Sheikh,
Egypt
10,000 Hard   Natalia Kołat   Aleksandrina Naydenova
  Ekaterina Yashina
6–1, 6–4
Win 6–4 Aug 2013 Trofeul Popeci,
Romania
50,000 Clay   Alice Balducci   Diana Buzean
  Christina Shakovets
3–6, 7–6(7–3), [10–8]
Loss 6–5 Jan 2016 ITF Bertioga,
Brazil
25,000 Hard   Sandra Zaniewska   Cristina Dinu
  Indy de Vroome
3–6, 3–6
Loss 6–6 Apr 2016 ITF Chiasso,
Switzerland
25,000 Clay   Olga Brózda   Antonia Lottner
  Anne Schäfer
1–6, 1–6
Loss 6–7 Jun 2016 ITF Puszczykowo,
Poland
10,000 Hard   Olga Brózda   Weronika Foryś
  Valeria Savinykh
6–7(4–7), 4–6
Win 7–7 Aug 2016 ITF Plzeň,
Czech Republic
25,000 Clay   Cornelia Lister   Ema Burgić Bucko
  Georgina García Pérez
6–1, 7–6(8–6)
Win 8–7 Sep 2016 ITF Hua Hin,
Thailand
25,000 Hard   Laura Pigossi   Kamonwan Buayam
  Lee Pei-chi
7–5, 6–7(4–7), [10–6]
Loss 8–8 Oct 2016 ITF Cairns,
Australia
25,000 Hard   Sandra Zaniewska   Alison Bai
  Lizette Cabrera
5–7, 7–5, [10–12]
Win 9–8 May 2017 ITF La Marsa,
Tunisia
25,000 Clay   Jasmina Tinjić   Dea Herdželaš
  Tereza Mrdeža
7–5, 6–4
Loss 9–9 Jun 2017 WSG Open,
Poland
25,000 Clay   Katarzyna Piter   Priscilla Hon
  Vera Lapko
6–7(3–7), 4–6
Win 10–9 Feb 2018 ITF Sharm El Sheikh,
Egypt
15,000 Hard   Emily Webley-Smith   Laura-Ioana Andrei
  Hélène Scholsen
6–3, 3–6, [10–5]
Win 11–9 Mar 2018 ITF Solarino,
Italy
15,000 Carpet   Shalimar Talbi   Laura Ashley
  Quinn Gleason
6–3, 6–4
Win 12–9 Jun 2018 Bella Cup,
Poland
25,000 Clay   Maja Chwalińska   Albina Khabibulina
  Hélène Scholsen
6–1, 6–4
Win 13–9 Apr 2019 ITF Jackson,
United States
25,000 Clay   Katarzyna Piter   Hanna Chang
  Caitlin Whoriskey
7–5, 6–1
Loss 13–10 Apr 2019 Boar's Head Resort Open,
United States
80,000 Clay   Lucie Hradecká   Asia Muhammad
  Taylor Townsend
6–4, 5–7, [3–10]

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