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Kristina Barrois (born 30 September 1981) is a retired German tennis player.

Kristina Barrois
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Country (sports) Germany
Born (1981-09-30) 30 September 1981 (age 37)
Ottweiler, West Germany
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2005
RetiredOctober 2014
PlaysRight-handed (single-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,082,117
Singles
Career record349–244
Career titles15 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 57 (9 May 2011)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2010, 2011)
French Open2R (2009)
Wimbledon2R (2010)
US Open2R (2009)
Doubles
Career record200–139
Career titles1 WTA, 16 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 55 (20 February 2012)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2009, 2011, 2012)
French Open2R (2011, 2014)
WimbledonQF (2009)
US Open2R (2011)
Team competitions
Fed Cup0–3

Barrois won 15 singles and 16 doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit in her career. On 9 May 2011, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 57. On 20 February 2012, she peaked at No. 55 in the doubles rankings.

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Early lifeEdit

Barrois began playing tennis at the age of nine in 1991 when she took the sport up herself and began to play at a tennis club. She completed her training as a government inspector at the Saarland Ministry of Justice before turning professional in 2005.

CareerEdit

Barrois was trained by Patrick Schmidt, but is now trained by Andreas Spaniol, and her stamina-trainer is the footballer Bernd Franke.

She played in the German Fed Cup team in 2006, losing her singles match to Li Na, and also losing her doubles match. In the same year, she won the German Tennis Championship. She also qualified for the main draws of the Wimbledon Championships and the US Open. At Wimbledon, she lost to Shenay Perry. At the US Open, she lost to the world No. 1 Amélie Mauresmo.

On 14 December 2008, she won her second German Tennis Championship against the unseeded Lydia Steinbach.

In 2009, she started off well as she qualified for Auckland but lost to up-and-coming Russian teenager Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. She then fell in the qualifying round of the Hobart event to British player Melanie South. She also reached the first round of the Australian Open, where she pushed the fourth-seeded Russian Elena Dementieva, but eventually lost in three sets. In February she reached the second round in Memphis, but fell short against former world No. 30 Michaëlla Krajicek. In March, she played an ITF event where she lost in the quarterfinals to British player Katie O'Brien. At the Premier Mandatory event in Indian Wells, she beat French star Alizé Cornet in the second round. She lost, however, to Hungarian Ágnes Szávay in the next round. She reached the second round of the French Open, where Victoria Azarenka beat her and the US Open, where she lost to Dinara Safina.

In 2010, she reached the second round on the Australian Open, losing to Samantha Stosur. She qualified for her first ever final in a WTA tournament, the Internationaux de Strasbourg,[1] which Maria Sharapova won in straight sets.[2] She reached the second round of Wimbledon, being knocked out by Justine Henin.

In 2011, she reached the second round of the Australian Open, this time losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

After losing to Lucie Hradecká at the Luxembourg Open in October 2014, Barrois announced her retirement from professional tennis.[3]

WTA finalsEdit

Singles (0–2)Edit

Legend
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 22 May 2010 Internationaux de Strasbourg Clay   Maria Sharapova 5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 30 April 2011 Portugal Open, Estoril Clay   Anabel Medina Garrigues 1–6, 2–6

Doubles (1–3)Edit

Legend
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–1)
International (1–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 24 April 2011 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Stuttgart Clay (i)   Jasmin Wöhr   Sabine Lisicki
  Samantha Stosur
1–6, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 2. 21 July 2013 Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein Clay   Eleni Daniilidou   Sandra Klemenschits
  Andreja Klepač
1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 20 October 2013 Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg City Hard (i)   Laura Thorpe   Stephanie Vogt
  Yanina Wickmayer
6–7(2–7), 4–6
Winner 1. 18 October 2014 Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg City Hard (i)   Timea Bacsinszky   Lucie Hradecká
  Barbora Krejčíková
3-6, 6-4, [10-4]

Grand Slam performance timelineEdit

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 W–L
Australian Open A LQ LQ A 1R 2R 2R 1R 2–4
French Open A LQ A LQ 2R 1R 1R LQ 1–3
Wimbledon A 1R LQ LQ 1R 2R 1R 1–4
US Open LQ 1R A LQ 2R 1R 1R 1–4
Win–Loss 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 2–4 2–4 1–4 0–1 5–15

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 W–L
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 1–3
French Open 1R 1R 2R 1R 1–4
Wimbledon QF 3R 2R 6–3
US Open 1R 1R 2R 1–3
Win–Loss 3–4 2–3 4–4 0–2 9–13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.sport.be/fr/tennis/article.html?Article_ID=443166
  2. ^ Datla, Anand (23 May 2010). "Sharapova crowned Queen of Strasbourg, Dulgheru rules Warsaw". The Sports Campus. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Hobgarski weiter, Barrois beendet Karriere". Saarländischer Rundfunk (in German). 12 October 2014. Archived from the original on 12 October 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014.

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