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Madison Brengle (born April 3, 1990) is an American tennis player.

Madison Brengle
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Country (sports) United States
Born (1990-04-03) April 3, 1990 (age 29)
Dover, Delaware
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachJulie Coin
Prize money$2,767,383
Career record473–353 (57.3%)
Career titles0 WTA, 15 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 35 (May 4, 2015)
Current rankingNo. 78 (August 12, 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2015)
French Open2R (2017)
Wimbledon3R (2017)
US Open3R (2015)
Career record121–172 (41.3%)
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 86 (May 8, 2017)
Current rankingNo. 202 (August 12, 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2016)
French Open2R (2015, 2017)
Wimbledon1R (2015), (2019)
US Open1R (2007, 2015)
Last updated on: August 12, 2019.

Her biggest success occurred in early 2015, reaching her first WTA Tour final in January, followed by a fourth round Grand-Slam appearance at the Australian Open.[1] In May, her singles ranking reached a career-best of No. 35 in the world. Her greatest victory so far was in 2017 over world No. 2, Serena Williams.

In August 2007, she was ranked fourth in the world in juniors. Brengle then toiled for years in the ITF Women's Circuit. Over the course of 24 consecutive majors between 2008 and 2014, she failed to make it out of the pre-tournament qualifier. The streak ended when she earned a wild card for the 2014 US Open main draw, which she capitalized on for her first major match-win. Her ranking soon rose into the top 100 for the first time.[2]

Early lifeEdit

Brengle was born and raised in Dover, Delaware, and is Jewish.[3][4][5] Her mother (Gaby née Gamberg) coaches her, her father is Dan Brengle, and her brother is David.[4][6][3]

Playing styleEdit

Brengle is what some coaches call a scrappy player, and her game is built around counter-punching and outlasting her opponents in long rallies while waiting for her opponent's error. When serving she uses an abbreviated service motion. Her forehand has a low follow-through. Sometimes on her backhand she will drive the ball flat, using a half-swing. Brengle moves quickly around the court, and is willing to battle to win her matches.

Junior careerEdit

As a teenager, Brengle participated in an experimental USTA training regimen.[7]

In 2006, she won the Easter Bowl doubles championships with Kristy Frilling, defeating Sanaz Marand and Ashley Weinhold in the final. In 2007, Brengle reached the 2007 Australian Open girls' singles final, before going down to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Brengle and Julia Cohen were the top seeds at the 2007 French Open girls' doubles competition, but the team lost in the first round.

Seeded seventh, Brengle lost in the final of the 2007 Wimbledon girls' singles competition to Urszula Radwańska, 2–6, 6–3, 6–0. Brengle and Chelsey Gullickson reached the Wimbledon girls' doubles semifinals before losing to top seeds and eventual champions Pavlyuchenkova and Radwańska. In August 2007, she was ranked fourth in the world in juniors.[8]

Professional careerEdit

Early yearsEdit

2005 saw Brengle win her first ITF title, when, as a 15-year-old, she won a tournament in Baltimore. In the final, she defeated Beau Jones.

In 2007, Brengle received wild-card entries into two Grand Slam tournaments, losing in the first round both times. Accepted into the 2007 Australian Open women's draw, Brengle lost to ninth-seeded Patty Schnyder. She was allowed another wild card into the 2007 US Open, where she lost to Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Brengle and Ashley Weinhold were doubles wild cards, but lost in the first round of the doubles competition to eventual quarterfinalists Stéphanie Foretz and Yaroslava Shvedova.

Brengle won her first WTA match of the 2007 season by defeating former top-20 player Flavia Pennetta, before losing to Elena Dementieva in the following round. In addition, the American reached the second round of the 2007 French Open qualifying draw.

On the ITF circuit, Brengle reached three out of four singles finals in the first four months of the year. Brengle and Kristie Frilling won an ITF doubles title in Augusta, Georgia. In the final, the team defeated Angelina Gabueva and Alisa Kleybanova.

Brengle in 2008

In 2008, Brengle received a wild card into the French Open (after winning a wild-card tournament), defeating Ahsha Rolle in the finals. The US Open and the French Open agreed to exchange wild cards in their respective tournaments.

In 2011, Brengle finally won her second ITF title at Hammond, LA. She also reached the final at another ITF event at Rancho Santa Fe, California. At College Park, she defeated recent Wimbledon third rounder Melinda Czink to win her first WTA match since Quebec City in 2009.

In 2012, Brengle won her third ITF title at Fort Walton Beach, Florida. She also won the doubles title with Paula Kania of Poland.

In 2013, she won her fourth ITF title at Rancho Santa Fe, California.

Brengle had a strong start to her 2014 season, qualifying through to the main draw at the Hobart International, but was narrowly defeated in the first round by top seed Samantha Stosur in a final-set tiebreak. The next week, she was in touching distance of a main-draw berth at the Australian Open, but lost to Irina-Camelia Begu in the final qualifying round. In July, she won the $50k Kentucky Bank Championships, beating Nicole Gibbs in the final. Later in the year, she was awarded a wild card into the main draw of the US Open, where she recorded her first ever Grand Slam win over Julia Glushko of Israel.

She moved into the top 100 for first time on September 29, 2014, after winning the $50k event Redrock Open in Las Vegas defeating Nicole Vaidišová, Kateryna Bondarenko and Michelle Larcher de Brito, all in straight sets.

2015-16: BreakthroughEdit

Brengle in 2015

At the 2015 Australian Open Brengle defeated the 13th-ranked Andrea Petkovic in the first round. Then, she won in straight sets against both Irina Falconi and CoCo Vandeweghe, eventually losing in the fourth round to Madison Keys, 2–6, 4–6. This was her best performance in a Grand Slam tournament so far. In Stuttgart, she defeated No. 4 ranked Petra Kvitová in straight sets.[9] In May, her singles ranking reached a career-best of No. 35 in the world. She finished the 2015 season ranked No. 40.[3] In 2016 in Dubai, she defeated No. 8 ranked Kvitová in three sets.[9]


Brengle began the season with an upset win over compatriot and world No. 2 Serena Williams at the ASB Classic in Auckland, 6–4, 6–7, 6–4.[9] Then, she won the $60k tournaments of Charlottesville and Charleston.[6] At Wimbledon, she beat No. 12 ranked Petra Kvitová in the second round.[9]


In 2016, Brengle was named to the Delaware Tennis Hall of Fame.[10] She was the youngest person ever to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.[11] That year, she was also the first tennis player granted the Delaware Sportswriters & Broadcasters Association's John J. Brady Delaware Athlete of the Year Award.[12]

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles (1 runner–up)Edit

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jan 2015 Hobart International, Australia International Hard   Heather Watson 3–6, 4–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 24 (15 titles, 9 runner–ups)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2005 ITF Baltimore, United States 10,000 Hard   Beau Jones 6–4, 6–1
Loss 1–1 Jun 2006 ITF Hilton Head, United States 10,000 Hard   Julie Ditty 3–6, 2–6
Loss 1–2 Feb 2007 ITF Clearwater, United States 25,000 Hard   Stanislava Hrozenská 4–6, 3–6
Loss 1–3 Apr 2007 ITF Hammond, United States 25,000 Hard   Yuan Meng 2–6, 2–6
Loss 1–4 Jun 2010 ITF Boston, United States 50,000 Hard   Jamie Hampton 2–6, 1–6
Loss 1–5 Feb 2011 ITF Rancho Santa Fe, United States 25,000 Hard   Michelle Larcher de Brito 6–3, 4–6, 1–6
Win 2–5 Mar 2011 ITF Hammond, United States 25,000 Hard   Stéphanie Foretz Gacon 6–3, 6–3
Win 3–5 Mar 2012 ITF Fort Walton Beach, United States 25,000 Hard   Tereza Mrdeža 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Win 4–5 Feb 2013 ITF Rancho Santa Fe, United States 25,000 Hard   Nicole Gibbs 6–1, 6–4
Loss 4–6 Jul 2013 ITF Sacramento, United States 50,000 Hard   Mayo Hibi 5–7, 0–6
Win 5–6 Aug 2013 ITF Landisville, United States 25,000 Hard   Olivia Rogowska 6–2, 6–0
Loss 5–7 Oct 2013 ITF Florence, United States 25,000 Hard   Anna Tatishvili 2–6, 6–4, 4–6
Win 6–7 Jul 2014 ITF Lexington, United States 50,000 Hard   Nicole Gibbs 6–3, 6–4
Win 7–7 Sep 2014 ITF Las Vegas, United States 50,000 Hard   Michelle Larcher de Brito 6–1, 6–4
Win 8–7 Apr 2016 ITF Osprey, United States 50,000 Hard   Lara Arruabarrena 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Win 9–7 Apr 2017 ITF Charlottesville, United States 60,000 Clay   Caroline Dolehide 6–4, 6–3
Win 10–7 May 2017 ITF Charleston, United States 60,000 Clay   Danielle Collins 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
Win 11–7 Feb 2018 ITF Midland, United States 100,000 Hard   Jamie Loeb 6–1, 6–2
Loss 11–8 May 2018 ITF Charleston, United States 80,000 Clay   Taylor Townsend 0–6, 4–6
Win 12–8 Aug 2018 ITF Landisville, United States 60,000 Hard   Kristie Ahn 6–4, 1–0 ret.
Win 13–8 Oct 2018 ITF Stockton, United States 60,000 Hard   Danielle Lao 7–5, 7–6(10)
Loss 13–9 Apr 2019 ITF Charlottesville, United States 80,000 Clay   Whitney Osuigwe 4–6, 6–1, 3–6
Win 14–9 Jul 2019 ITF Berkeley, United States 60,000 Hard   Mayo Hibi 7–5, 6–4
Win 15–9 Aug 2019 ITF Landisville, United States 60,000 Hard   Zhu Lin 6–4, 7–5

Doubles: 12 (7 titles, 5 runner–ups)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000/60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2007 ITF Augusta, United States 25,000 Hard   Kristy Frilling   Angelina Gabueva
  Alisa Kleybanova
6–3, 6–3
Win 2–0 May 2008 ITF Indian Harbour Beach, United States 50,000 Clay   Kristy Frilling   Raquel Kops-Jones
  Abigail Spears
2–6, 6–4, [10–7]
Loss 2–1 Aug 2009 ITF Vancouver, Canada 75,000 Hard   Lilia Osterloh   Ahsha Rolle
  Riza Zalameda
6–4, 6–3
Loss 2–2 Apr 2010 ITF Osprey, United States 25,000 Clay   Asia Muhammad   María Irigoyen
  Florencia Molinero
6–1, 7–6(3)
Win 3–2 Oct 2010 ITF Troy, United States 50,000 Hard   Asia Muhammad   Alina Jidkova
  Laura Siegemund
6–2, 6–4
Loss 3–3 Oct 2011 ITF Rock Hill, United States 25,000 Hard   Gabriela Paz   Maria Abramović
  Roxane Vaisemberg
3–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Win 4–3 Mar 2012 ITF Fort Walton Beach, United States 25,000 Hard   Paula Kania   Elena Bovina
  Alizé Lim
6–3, 6–4
Win 5–3 Oct 2013 ITF Florence, United States 25,000 Hard   Anamika Bhargava   Kristi Boxx
  Abigail Guthrie
7–5, 7–5
Win 6–3 Oct 2014 ITF Macon, United States 50,000 Hard   Alexa Glatch   Anna Tatishvili
  Ashley Weinhold
6–0, 7–5
Loss 6–4 Apr 2017 ITF Charlottesville, United States 60,000 Clay   Danielle Collins   Jovana Jakšić
  Catalina Pella
4–6, 6–7(5)
Loss 6–5 May 2019 ITF Charleston, United States 60,000 Clay   Lauren Davis   Taylor Townsend
  Asia Muhammad
2–6, 2–6
Win 7–5 Jul 2019 ITF Berkeley, United States 60,000 Hard   Sachia Vickery   Francesca Di Lorenzo
  Katie Swan
6–3, 7–5

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (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.
Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Australian Open A A 1R 1R Q2 Q1 Q1 Q2 Q1 Q3 4R 3R 1R 1R 2R 6–7
French Open A A Q2 1R Q1 Q2 Q1 Q2 Q1 Q1 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1–6
Wimbledon A A A A Q3 Q2 Q1 Q1 Q1 Q3 1R 1R 3R 2R 2R 4–5
US Open Q1 Q2 1R Q2 Q1 Q1 Q1 Q1 Q3 2R 3R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3–7
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 5–4 2–4 3–4 1–4 2–4 14–25
Year-end ranking 777 508 240 225 155 189 192 190 153 94 40 74 82 90

Wins over top-10 playersEdit

No. Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
1.   Petra Kvitová No. 4 Stuttgart, Germany Clay (i) 2nd round 6–3, 7–6(2)
2.   Petra Kvitová No. 8 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard 2nd round 0–6, 7–6(1), 6–3
3.   Serena Williams No. 2 Auckland, New Zealand Hard 2nd round 6–4, 6–7(3), 6–4

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Brengle enjoying breakthrough on clay in Stuttgart". April 25, 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Madison Brengle is 46: a Saga in Three Acts (So Far)". 11 February 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b c admin (16 July 2018). "Madison Brengle". WTA Tennis.
  4. ^ a b "Madison Brengle leads Jewish tennis players at Miami Open," Florida Jewish Journal.
  5. ^ "Brengle raises Jewish tennis presence," The Jerusalem Post.
  6. ^ a b
  7. ^ "A 'Soviet' Plan to Save U.S. Tennis". The Wall Street Journal. May 19, 2007. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
  8. ^
  9. ^ a b c d admin (16 July 2018). "Madison Brengle". WTA Tennis.
  10. ^ Fleming, Christy (14 November 2016). "Madison Brengle Joins Delaware Tennis Hall of Fame". Town Square Delaware.
  11. ^ TSD (21 November 2016). "Hall of Famer Madison Brengle on Her Journey to the Grand Slams". Town Square Delaware.
  12. ^ "Tennis player Brengle named state Athlete of the Year". delawareonline.

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