Magda Linette

Magda Linette (born 12 February 1992) is a Polish professional tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is world No. 33, which she reached on 17 February 2020.[1] Her career high in doubles is No. 95, achieved on 27 July 2015.

Magda Linette
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Magda Linette at the 2018 French Open
Country (sports) Poland
Born (1992-02-12) 12 February 1992 (age 28)
Poznań, Poland
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Turned pro2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachMark Gellard
Prize moneyUS$ 2,487,437
Official websitemagdalinette.com
Singles
Career record361–266 (57.6%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 33 (17 February 2020)
Current rankingNo. 36 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2018)
French Open3R (2017)
Wimbledon3R (2019)
US Open2R (2015, 2019)
Doubles
Career record130–121 (51.8%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 95 (27 July 2015)
Current rankingNo. 415 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2017, 2018)
French Open2R (2015, 2016, 2017)
Wimbledon1R (2015, 2017, 2018)
US Open3R (2018)
Team competitions
Fed Cup13–9 (59.1%)
Last updated on: 17 February 2020.

She made her first appearance in a WTA Tour main draw at the Internationaux de Strasbourg in May 2013, where she also scored her first win at this level. The same year, she reached her first WTA semifinal in Baku, coming from qualifying. Linette won her first WTA Tour title at the 2019 Bronx Open, and her first WTA 125K title at the 2014 Ningbo International Women's Tennis Open. Her best result in WTA Premier tournaments is quarterfinal of 2016 Toray Pan Pacific Open.

Personal lifeEdit

Magda Linette was born to Tomasz and Beata and resides in Poznań.[2] She is a right-handed player and is currently coached by Izudin 'Izo' Zunić.[2] She likes all surfaces.[2][3]

Tennis careerEdit

2010Edit

 
Magda Linette in 2009

In May, Magda Linette received a wildcard to the qualifying draw of Polsat Warsaw Open – part of WTA Premier series. She beat her doubles partner Paula Kania in straight sets but lost to Anna Chakvetadze (4–6, 6–4, 1–6). In June, she won her first professional tournament in Szczecin as a wild-card entrant.[4] In July, she made it to the final of the ITF tournament at Toruń but lost to top seed Ksenia Pervak from Russia in straight sets.[5]

Magda Linette won another two ITF titles in August, in Hechingen and Versmold, both in Germany. In Hechingen, as a qualifier, she defeated Sílvia Soler Espinosa of Spain, and in Versmold she beats Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets, 6–2, 7–5.[6]

She continued to play $25k tournaments and won her fourth title of the season in Katowice, where she defeated Eva Birnerová in three sets. The week after, she reached another final in Zagreb but lost to Renata Voráčová in three sets after 21 consecutive wins on the ITF Women's Circuit. She reached the final in Opole, losing to Sandra Záhlavová in three sets.

2011Edit

 
Magda Linette at the 2011 US Open
 
Magda Linette at the 2011 French Open

In early February, Linette played for the first time as a member of Poland Fed Cup team. She defeated Anne Kremer in straight sets, but lost her three other matches.

In May, she made her first appearance in a Grand Slam tournament, playing in the qualifying rounds.

2012Edit

Starting the season with several early exits, Magda Linette reached her first singles final in over 18 months at the $10k event of Florence in May but lost to Anaïs Laurendon (4–6, 4–6). She reached a $25k final in Kristinehamn a month later, defeated by Australia's Sacha Jones. In Ystad, she won her first doubles title with her friend Katarzyna Piter.

She won the $10k of Prague after beating Kateřina Siniaková and Zuzana Luknárová without dropping a set, lifting her fifth singles trophy in career and the first since September 2010.

In October and November, Linette got some of her best wins of the season by beating Eleni Daniilidou in Limoges, Monica Puig in Nantes, and Karolína Plíšková in Équeurdreville. She added two more doubles titles to her prize list, including her first $50k level trophy in Limoges with compatriot Sandra Zaniewska. In December, she ended her season by winning another tournament in doubles with Katarzyna Piter in Ankara.

2013Edit

Back in Europe in late March, Linette reached the semifinals at the indoor hard court tournament of Tallinn, falling to Aliaksandra Sasnovich. At the end of the month, Linette reached the singles final at the $25k event of Civitavecchia, losing to Anna Karolína Schmiedlová.

Getting through WTA qualifying at the Baku Cup, Linette made her second appearance in a main draw at this level. She defeated Julia Cohen, runner-up of the previous edition, then Kristýna Plíšková to reach the quarterfinals where she benefited from a controversial retirement of Ons Jabeur.[7] She lost in her first WTA semifinals to Shahar Pe'er.

Linette started to compete in successive indoor hard events in France and got more success. She reached the semifinals at $50k Joué-lès-Tours. The week after, she won her eighth doubles title, pairing up with Viktorija Golubic. She competed in her first $50,000+H singles final in Nantes, falling to Aliaksandra Sasnovich (6–4, 4–6, 2–6). In December, she won a $25k tournament in Pune.

2014Edit

Linette launched her grass season with two ITF tournaments in Great Britain but lost twice to Estonia's Anett Kontaveit in straight sets. She sustained an ankle injury from her first qualifying match at Wimbledon and had to stop playing for a month.

 
Linette during the 2014 China Open

In September, she played a series of WTA events. At Guangzhou, she reached her first WTA doubles final, partnering Alizé Cornet. She won a $25k event in Goyang.

In late October two weeks later, she won the WTA 125 tournament in Ningbo, defeating 6th seed Wang Qiang in the final (3–6, 7–5, 6–1); it was the biggest title of her career and her first WTA trophy.[8]

2015: First Top 100 seasonEdit

 
Magda Linette during her doubles first round match at the 2015 French Open

Linette won a Grand Slam match for the first time when she beat her compatriot Urszula Radwańska at the US Open, but then she lost to Agnieszka Radwańska. She reached the Japan Open final, peaking at a ranking of no. 64.

2016Edit

Linette reached the quarterfinals at the Katowice Open and the Pan Pacific Open. At the end of the year, she was ranked no. 96.

2017-2018Edit

 
Magda Linette at the 2016 US Open

Linette's season in 2017 was highlighted by third tour-level semifinal of her career at Kuala Lumpur and the semifinals at the Malaysian Open. She appeared in her third career WTA doubles final at Bogotá (with Cepede Royg), having been runner-up at 2014 Guangzhou and 2016 Hong Kong.[9] In 2018, Linette advanced to the quarterfinals at the Taiwan Open and at the Copa Colsanitas in Bogota.

2019: First WTA title and top 50Edit

On August 24, Linette won the first edition of the Bronx Open, her first WTA Tour title.[10] The following week, Linette continued at Flushing Meadows where she lost to defending champion Naomi Osaka in the second round of the US Open[11]. Linette cracked the top 50 for the first time in her career after reaching the second round of the US Open.

Linette reached her third WTA final at the Korea Open, losing to Karolína Muchová.[12]

2020: Thailand Open title and top 40Edit

In February, Linette won the 2020 Thailand Open, rising to a career-high ranking of no. 33.

Playing styleEdit

Linette is a defensive player, whose game is played primarily from the baseline, and who can be described as a counterpuncher. Her strengths on court are her speed, footwork, court coverage, and anticipation. Her strongest groundstroke is her two-handed backhand, which is hit flat and with depth, and which is responsible for many of the winners she accumulates on court. Her forehand is also strong, and is hit with topspin, making it a safe and reliable shot. Due to her doubles experience, Linette has solid volleying skills, and will choose to finish points off at the net. She is capable of introducing drop shots and sliced backhands into points, constantly breaking up an opponent's rhythm, and to attempt to draw unforced errors out of aggressive players. Her serve is not particularly strong, with her first serve averaging 95 mph (153 km/h) and her second serve averaging 80 mph (130 km/h), but is reliable, meaning that, whilst she does not ace frequently, double faults are also uncommon. She is a strong player on return, also, effectively neutralising strong first serves with a backhand down-the-line or a cross-court forehand. Linette's increased success in recent years has come as a result of her altering her game style away from being a grinding counterpuncher, to actively creating opportunities to hit winners on the court.

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (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.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in Win–Loss records.

SinglesEdit

Current through the suspension of the 2020 WTA Tour.

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments[13]
Australian Open A A A Q2 Q1 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 0 / 5 2–5 29%
French Open Q2 A A Q1 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 0 / 5 3–5 38%
Wimbledon Q1 A Q1 Q1 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R NH 0 / 5 2–5 29%
US Open Q1 A Q1 Q1 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 5 2–5 29%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 0–4 2–4 2–4 4–4 0–1 0 / 20 9–20 31%
National representation
Summer Olympics NH A Not Held 1R Not Held P 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A A Q1 A Q1 2R 1R 2R P 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Miami Open A A A Q1 A 3R 1R 1R Q2 P 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Madrid Open A A A A A A Q1 Q2 Q1 P 0 / 0 0–0  – 
China Open A A A Q1 Q2 Q1 1R Q1 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Open[2] A A A A A Q1 A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Italian Open A A A A A A A Q1 Q1 P 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Canadian Open A A A A Q2 1R Q1 A Q1 P 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Cincinnati Open A A A A A Q1 1R Q1 Q2 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open[3] A A A A Q2 A 3R Q1 A 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Career statistics[14]
Tournaments 0 0 2 4 11 16 23 18 19 5 Career total: 98
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Career total: 2
Finals 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 Career total: 4
Hard Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 3–1 2–4 8–8 10–14 10–15 13–11 19–11 7–4 2 / 68 72–68 51%
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 6–5 2–5 2–5 0–0 0 / 18 11–18 38%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–3 1–3 0–2 2–2 0–0 0 / 12 4–12 25%
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 4–2 2–4 9–11 10–18 17–23 15–18 23–18 7–4 1 / 98 87–98 47%
Win (%)  –   –  67% 33% 45% 36% 43% 45% 56% 64% Career total: 47%
Year-end ranking[4] 248 296 148 117 89 96 71 83 42 $2,499,287

Notes

  • 1 WTA Tournament of Champions was held from 2009 to 2014, when WTA Elite Trophy replaced it.
  • 2 The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.
  • 3 In 2014, the Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open.
  • 4 2009: WTA Ranking–1008,
    2010: WTA Ranking–194.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2015 Japan Women's Open, Japan International Hard   Yanina Wickmayer 6–4, 3–6, 3–6
Win 1–1 Aug 2019 Bronx Open, United States International Hard   Camila Giorgi 5–7, 7–5, 6–4
Loss 1–2 Sep 2019 Korea Open, South Korea International Hard   Karolína Muchová 1–6, 1–6
Win 2–2 Feb 2020 Hua Hin Championships, Thailand International Hard   Leonie Küng 6–3, 6–2

Doubles: 3 (3 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–3)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2014 Guangzhou Open,
China
International Hard   Alizé Cornet   Chuang Chia-jung
  Liang Chen
6–2, 6–7(3–7), [7–10]
Loss 0–2 Oct 2016 Tianjin Open,
China
International Hard   Xu Yifan   Christina McHale
  Peng Shuai
6–7(8–10), 0–6
Loss 0–3 Apr 2017 Copa Colsanitas,
Colombia
International Clay   Verónica Cepede Royg   Beatriz Haddad Maia
  Nadia Podoroska
3–6, 6–7(4–7)

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2014 WTA Ningbo, China Hard   Wang Qiang 3–6, 7–5, 6–1
Loss 1–1 Jun 2018 WTA Bol, Croatia Clay   Tamara Zidanšek 1–6, 3–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 20 (11 titles, 9 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2010 ITF Szczecin, Poland 25,000 Clay   Margit Rüütel 6–2, 6–0
Loss 1–1 Jun 2010 ITF Toruń, Poland 25,000 Clay   Ksenia Pervak 4–6, 1–6
Win 2–1 Aug 2010 ITF Hechingen, Germany 25,000 Clay   Sílvia Soler-Espinosa 7–5, 3–6, 6–2
Win 3–1 Aug 2010 ITF Versmold, Germany 25,000 Clay   Irina-Camelia Begu 6–2, 7–5
Win 4–1 Sep 2010 ITF Katowice, Poland 25,000 Clay   Eva Birnerová 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
Loss 4–2 Sep 2010 ITF Zagreb, Croatia 25,000 Clay   Renata Voráčová 1–6, 6–4, 4–6
Loss 4–3 Nov 2010 ITF Opole, Poland 25,000 Carpet (i)   Sandra Záhlavová 7–5, 6–7(4–7), 4–6
Loss 4–4 May 2012 ITF Florence, Italy 10,000 Clay   Anaïs Laurendon 4–6, 4–6
Loss 4–5 Jun 2012 ITF Kristinehamn, Sweden 25,000 Clay   Sacha Jones 4–6, 4–6
Win 5–5 Sep 2012 ITF Prague, Czech Republic 10,000 Clay   Zuzana Luknárová 6–2, 7–6(9–7)
Loss 5–6 Apr 2013 ITF Civitavecchia, Italy 25,000 Clay   Anna Karolína Schmiedlová 0–6, 1–6
Loss 5–7 Oct 2013 ITF Nantes, France 50,000+H Hard   Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6–4, 4–6, 2–6
Win 6–7 Dec 2013 ITF Pune, India 25,000 Hard   Kamila Kerimbayeva 7–5, 7–6(7–5)
Loss 6–8 Dec 2013 ITF Navi Mumbai, India 25,000 Hard   Rika Fujiwara 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–7(4–7)
Win 7–8 Oct 2014 ITF Goyang, South Korea 25,000 Hard   Renata Voráčová 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Win 8–8 Feb 2015 ITF Grenoble, France 25,000 Hard   Tereza Martincová 7–6(7–2), 4–6, 6–1
Win 9–8 Feb 2015 ITF New Delhi, India 25,000 Hard   Tadeja Majerič 6–1, 6–1
Loss 9–9 Jun 2015 ITF Ilkley, United Kingdom 50,000 Grass   Anna-Lena Friedsam 7–5, 3–6, 1–6
Win 10–9 May 2016 ITF Cagnes-sur-Mer, France 100,000 Clay   Carina Witthöft 6–3, 7–5
Win 11–9 Jun 2019 ITF Manchester, United Kingdom 100,000 Grass   Zarina Diyas 7–6(7–1), 2–6, 6–3

Doubles: 17 (8 titles, 9 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2010 ITF Opole, Poland 25,000 Carpet (i)   Paula Kania   Oksana Kalashnikova
  Polina Pekhova
3–6, 4–6
Loss 0–2 Apr 2011 ITF Casablanca, Morocco 25,000 Clay   Katarzyna Piter   Sandra Klemenschits
  Kristina Mladenovic
3–6, 6–3, [8–10]
Loss 0–3 May 2011 ITF Rome, Italy 50,000 Clay   Liana Ungur   Sophie Ferguson
  Sally Peers
w/o
Loss 0–4 Sep 2011 ITF Mestre, Italy 50,000 Clay   Tímea Babos   Valentyna Ivakhnenko
  Marina Melnikova
4–6, 5–7
Loss 0–5 Nov 2011 ITF Opole, Poland 25,000 Carpet (i)   Paula Kania   Naomi Broady
  Kristina Mladenovic
6–7(5), 4–6
Win 1–5 Jun 2012 ITF Ystad, Sweden 25,000 Clay   Katarzyna Piter   Oksana Kalashnikova
  Lenka Wienerová
6–3, 6–3
Loss 1–6 Sep 2012 ITF Prague, Czech Republic 10,000 Clay   Kateřina Kramperová   Lucy Brown
  Angelica Moratelli
3–6, 7–5, [6–10]
Win 2–6 Oct 2012 ITF Limoges, France 50,000 Hard (i)   Sandra Zaniewska   Irena Pavlovic
  Stefanie Vögele
6–1, 5–7, [10–5]
Win 3–6 Nov 2012 ITF Équeurdreville, France 25,000 Hard (i)   Katarzyna Piter   Amra Sadiković
  Ana Vrljić
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Win 4–6 Dec 2012 ITF Ankara, Turkey 50,000 Hard   Katarzyna Piter   Irina Buryachok
  Valeria Solovyeva
6–2, 6–2
Loss 4–7 Apr 2013 ITF Civitavecchia, Italy 25,000 Clay   Paula Kania   Stephanie Vogt
  Renata Voráčová
3–6, 4–6
Win 5–7 May 2013 ITF Johannesburg, South Africa 50,000 Hard   Chanel Simmonds   Samantha Murray
  Jade Windley
6–1, 6–3
Win 6–7 May 2013 ITF Maribor, Slovenia 25,000 Clay   Paula Kania   Mailen Auroux
  Maria Irigoyen
6–3, 6–0
Win 7–7 Jul 2013 ITF Toruń, Poland 25,000 Clay   Paula Kania   Yuliya Beygelzimer
  Elena Bogdan
6–2, 4–6, [10–5]
Loss 7–8 Sep 2013 ITF Loughborough, Great Britain 25,000 Hard   Tereza Smitková   Çağla Büyükakçay
  Pemra Özgen
2–6, 7–5, [6–10]
Win 8–8 Oct 2013 ITF Limoges, France 50,000 Hard (i)   Viktorija Golubic   Nicole Clerico
  Nikola Fraňková
6–4, 6–4
Loss 8–9 Mar 2014 ITF Edgbaston, Great Britain 25,000 Hard   Amra Sadiković   Jocelyn Rae
  Anna Smith
6–3, 5–7, [4–10]

Head-to-head vs. top-10 ranked playersEdit

Head-to-head vs. top-10 ranked players and players who have been in top 10Edit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b c Magda Linette at the International Tennis Federation
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  13. ^ "Grand Slam performances - Singles & Titles".
  14. ^ "Player & Career Overview".

External linksEdit