Siegemund at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships
|Full name||Laura Natalie Siegemund|
|Born||4 March 1988|
Filderstadt, West Germany
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||491–322 (60.4%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 27 (29 August 2016)|
|Current ranking||No. 50 (19 October 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2016)|
|French Open||QF (2020)|
|US Open||3R (2016)|
|Olympic Games||QF (2016)|
|Career record||236–150 (61.1%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 33 (14 September 2020)|
|Current ranking||No. 40 (19 October 2020)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2017)|
|French Open||3R (2016, 2019)|
|US Open||W (2020)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Olympic Games||1R (2016)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2017)|
|US Open||W (2016)|
|Fed Cup||1R (2017, 2019)|
|Last updated on: 19 October 2020.|
She has won two singles and six doubles titles (including the 2020 US Open) on the WTA Tour, as well as 12 singles and 20 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. On 29 August 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 27, and on 14 September 2020, she peaked at No. 33 in the doubles rankings.
Siegemund was born to parents Harro (an engineer) and Brigitta Siegemund. She has two siblings. She was introduced to tennis by her family at age three. Siegemund lived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from age four to seven and in Jakarta, Indonesia from nine to ten. She is fluent in German, English, and French, and in 2016, she completed her bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Hagen. Her tennis idol growing up was Steffi Graf.
2000: Junior yearsEdit
2002–14: Contesting mainly on ITF CircuitEdit
In 2002, Siegemund played her first events on the ITF Circuit. The following year, she contested her first WTA qualifying in Leipzig, Germany.
In 2004, she continued playing on ITF tournaments, and won her first ITF doubles title in 2005 in Darmstadt, Germany, and her first ITF singles title in 2006 in Lagos, Nigeria; and in that year also three other ITF doubles titles, but fell in WTA singles qualifying twice.
In 2007, she won one ITF doubles title, but fell in WTA singles qualifying once. She won three ITF doubles titles in 2008 and two ITF doubles titles in 2009, but fell in WTA singles qualifying at the US Open.
In 2010, she played her first WTA Tour main draw at the Swedish Open, falling in the first round as a qualifier. She also won four doubles titles on the ITF Circuit, but fell in WTA tournament singles qualifying once.
She won one ITF singles title in 2011, but fell in WTA singles qualifying nine times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open). In 2012, she won three singles titles and one doubles title on the ITF Circuit.
In 2013, she won three singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit, but fell in WTA singles qualifying once (again US Open).
In 2014, she won her first main-draw match on the WTA Tour at the Swedish Open in Båstad, defeating Yaroslava Shvedova in the first round. She won two singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit, but fell in the first round once and in WTA singles qualifying four times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open).
2015: Progressing into a first Grand Slam main drawEdit
Siegemund got to the top 100 in the WTA ranking (finishing No. 90).
She reached the quarterfinals at the WTA Tour twice in Florianópolis, Brazil and in Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg. She reached the second round once; fell in the first round four times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open) and in qualifying five times (incl. the other two majors).
She won three WTA doubles titles and also won one singles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
In Wimbledon, she reached her first Grand Slam main draw after exiting ten times in the qualification rounds.
2016: Breakthrough, first WTA title and Grand Slam mixed doubles titleEdit
In April, she made an upset by reaching the final as a qualifier in Stuttgart, losing to compatriot and defending champion Angelique Kerber. On her way to this success she beat three top-10 players in a row (Simona Halep, Roberta Vinci and Agnieszka Radwańska), all of them in straight sets.
She got to the quarterfinals at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
2017: First Premier title and injuryEdit
After winning only one of nine matches on hardcourt, Siegemund started the clay-court season by reaching the semifinals of the Charleston Open.
2018: Return to the tourEdit
Siegemund won the US Open women's doubles title in partnership with Vera Zvonareva, defeating Nicole Melichar and Xu Yifan in the final, in straight sets. This was her first career Grand Slam title in women's doubles.
Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||Q3||3R||1R||A||2R||2R||0 / 4||4–4||50%|
|French Open||A||A||Q2||A||A||Q3||Q2||1R||A||1R||2R||QF||0 / 4||5–4||56%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||Q1||A||A||Q2||1R||1R||A||A||2R||NH||0 / 3||1–3||25%|
|US Open||Q1||A||Q1||A||Q2||Q3||1R||3R||A||1R||2R||1R||0 / 5||3–5||38%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–2||4–4||0–1||0–2||4–4||5–3||0 / 16||13–16||45%|
|Titles||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||0||0||0||Career total: 2|
|Finals||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||1||0||0||0||Career total: 3|
Grand Slam doubles performance timelineEdit
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||1R||2R||A||1R||1R||0 / 4||1–4||20%|
|French Open||A||3R||A||A||3R||2R||0 / 3||5–3||63%|
|Wimbledon||Q1||1R||A||A||3R||NH||0 / 2||2–2||50%|
|US Open||2R||1R||A||3R||3R||W||1 / 5||10–4||71%|
|Win–Loss||1–1||2–4||1–1||2–1||6–4||6–2||1 / 14||18–13||58%|
|Titles||3||0||0||1||1||1||Career total: 6|
|Finals||4||1||0||2||1||1||Career total: 9|
Grand Slam finalsEdit
Women's doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit
|Win||2020||US Open||Hard||Vera Zvonareva|| Nicole Melichar
Mixed doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit
|Win||2016||US Open||Hard||Mate Pavić|| CoCo Vandeweghe
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- "Siegemund, Zvonareva storm to US Open doubles title". WTA. 11 September 2020.
- "Siegemund overcomes spirited Badosa to reach French Open quarters". Reuters. 5 October 2020.
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