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Magda Linette (born 12 February 1992) is a Polish professional tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is world No. 55, which she reached on 12 February 2018.[1] Her career high in doubles is No. 95, achieved on 27 July 2015.

Magda Linette
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Magda Linette at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports) Poland
ResidencePoznań
Born (1992-02-12) 12 February 1992 (age 27)
Poznań
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Turned pro2009
PlaysRight-handed, two-handed backhand
CoachIzo Zunić
Prize money$1,692,212
Official websitemagdalinette.com
Singles
Career record309–231 (57.22%)
Career titles0 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 55 (12 February 2018)
Current rankingNo. 92 (4 March 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2018)
French Open3R (2017)
Wimbledon1R (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
US Open2R (2015)
Doubles
Career record129–111
Career titles0 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 95 (27 July 2015)
Current rankingNo. 187 (4 March 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2017, 2018)
French Open2R (2015, 2016, 2017)
Wimbledon1R (2015, 2017, 2018)
US Open3R (2018)
Team competitions
Fed Cup9–8
Last updated on: 10 September 2018.

She made her first appearance in a WTA 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 125K title at the 2014 Ningbo International Women's Tennis Open. She reached the final of 2015 Japan Women's Open. Her best result in WTA Premier tournaments is quarterfinal of 2016 Toray Pan Pacific Open.

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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

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 wildcard 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, while in Versmold she beats Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets, 6–2, 7–5.[6]

She continued to play $25,000 ITF tournaments and won her fourth title of the season in Katowice, where she defeated former top-100 player 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. After some weeks of rest, she wasn't able to win her first matches in $50,000 ITF tournaments, in Athens and Ismaning; nevertheless she succeeded in reaching the final in Opole, but lost 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 Polish team in Fed Cup. She defeated Anne Kremer easily in straight sets, but lost her three other matches, including a close match against Olga Govortsova.

In May, for her first appearance in a Grand Slam tournament, she played the qualifying of the French Open and defeated Claire de Gubernatis in straight sets to reach the second round, where she lost to Mandy Minella.

In September, Linette played in the qualifying tournament of the US Open, losing a three-set match to Valeria Savinykh.

After some difficult months despite encouraging debuts on $50,000 and $100,000 ITF tournaments during the summer, Magda Linette surprisingly defeated Sorana Cîrstea in the first round of the tournament of Poitiers in October. The month after, she reached the semifinals of the ITF tournament of Opole in her home country, beating en route top seed Lesia Tsurenko.

2012Edit

Starting the season with several early exits after a notable straight sets win over Monica Puig in Andrézieux-Bouthéon, Magda Linette reached her first singles final in over 18 months at the $10,000 event of Florence in May but lost to Anaïs Laurendon (4–6, 4–6). After four first round losses, she finally competed again in a $25,000 final in Kristinehamn a month later after beating Elena Bovina by coming from a set down, but was defeated by Australia's Sacha Jones. In Ystad, she won her very first doubles title pairing up with her friend Katarzyna Piter.

Linette's performances during the summer were quite disappointing, exceeding the first round only once. Her next good run occurred in Dobrich where she finally qualified for the semifinals with victories over Irina Khromacheva and Jasmina Tinjić, losing to Anne Schäfer after a final set tie-break. The week after, she entered and won the $10,000 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 again in Nantes and Karolína Plíšková in Équeurdreville, but reached at best the quarterfinals in these tournaments. Nevertheless, she added two more doubles titles to her prize list, including her first $50,000 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

In early 2013, Magda Linette hired Izo Zunić as her new coach and started to train in Split.

After a brief warm-up tournament in France in January where she won three matches, Linette spent some weeks in South America to play two WTA tournaments but suffered early losses in both Cali and Acapulco.

Back in Europe in late March, Linette reached the semifinals at the indoor hard court tournament of Tallinn, falling to Aliaksandra Sasnovich. Some days later, she beat Valeria Savinykh in the first qualifying round of the BNP Paribas Katowice Open but didn't manage to qualify for the main draw. At the end of the month, Linette entered the $25,000 event of Civitavecchia and reached the singles final by defeating successively Anne Schäfer, Arantxa Parra Santonja, Alizé Lim and Corinna Dentoni before losing to Anna Karolína Schmiedlová. The week after, she won at $50,000+H Johannesburg her biggest doubles title to date along with Chanel Simmonds.

At mid-May, Linette qualified for the first time for a WTA main draw in Strasbourg, not losing a set in qualifying. She scored her first win at this level against Olga Puchkova and, doing so, her second victory over a top 100 player, advanced to the second round and falling to eventual champion Alizé Cornet. Then she had some tougher weeks until mid-July as she reached the quarterfinals only once, in Toruń.

Getting through another WTA qualifying draw on the occasion of 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. Thanks to her deep run in Baku, she returned to the top 200 for the first time since August 2011 and got a new career-high in rankings of No.159.

Trying to enter the US Open main draw, she fell in the first qualifying round to Turkey's Çağla Büyükakçay.

After fruitless tournaments in September, Linette started to compete in successive indoor hard events in France and got more success. She reached the semifinals at $50,000 Joué-lès-Tours with victories over Valeria Savinykh, Ana Vrljić and Marta Domachowska, only losing to Mirjana Lučić-Baroni. The week after, she won her eighth doubles title, pairing up with Viktorija Golubic. Finally, she competed in her very first $50,000+H singles final in Nantes beating en route Sofia Arvidsson and Claire Feuerstein but falling to in-form player Aliaksandra Sasnovich (6–4, 4–6, 2–6). This performance made her advance to No. 148 in singles.

In December she came back to play a $25,000 tournament in Pune, which she won as the top seed.

2014Edit

Linette started the season slowly with a few wins in Australia before falling into a seven-match losing streak from January to April, combining WTA and ITF events. She finally reached the quarterfinals at the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur.

Preparing for the French Open, she had mixed results at two European $100,000 tournaments and failed to pass the first qualifying round in Paris where she lost to Ksenia Pervak. She 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 (Beijing)

Linette returned to the competition in August but failed again to get through the first qualifying round at the US Open. In September, she flew to Asia to play a serie of WTA events. Winning one match each time in Suzhou, Hong Kong and Guangzhou (losing to Timea Bacsinszky in three sets), she reached in the latter her very first WTA doubles final, partnering Alizé Cornet. After two losses in Beijing and Tianjin, she was top seed in a $25,000 event in Goyang and won it.

In late October two weeks later, she entered another WTA 125 tournament in Ningbo, China. Defeating seventh seed Shahar Pe'er and Xu Yifan in the first two rounds, she came back from a 1–6, 0–4 deficit to beat second seed Zheng Saisai in the quarterfinals[8] before taking out fellow Pole and friend Paula Kania to qualify for the final. She defeated 6th seed Wang Qiang in the final (3–6, 7–5, 6–1) to win the tournament, the biggest title of her career and her first WTA trophy of any kind until then.[9]

She ended her season with a quarterfinal appearance in the WTA 125 event of Taipei the week after, beating again Wang Qiang but losing to top seed Anna-Lena Friedsam. She reached the 109th position in the singles rankings at the end of November 2014.

2015Edit

 
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 the latter's famous sister. The player from Greater Poland reached the Japan Open final, peaking at a ranking of 64 and ending the season at 89.

2016Edit

At the Miami Open, Linette won two matches, but lost to the eventual champion Victoria Azarenka. Then the Pole reached the quarterfinals of the Katowice Open. Later she won an ITF tournament in Cagnes-sur-Mer. At Wimbledon, the player from Poznań played a tight match with Samantha Stosur. In Stanford she won a set against Venus Williams. In the first round of the US Open, she met a top player again, losing to Dominika Cibulková. Linette reached the quarterfinals at the Pan Pacific Open where she took seven games from Caroline Wozniacki. At the end of the year, she was ranked 96.

2017 Third consecutive top-100 season finishEdit

 
Magda Linette during the 2017 Wimbledon Championships

Linette posted third consecutive top-100 season finish in 2017. Her season was highlighted by third tour-level semifinal of her career at Kuala Lumpur. She also reached quarterfinals at Bogotá and produced her best Grand Slam showing at Roland Garros, where she reached third round, playing a tight match with the best player of the season Elina Svitolina.

Next Linette appeared in her third career WTA doubles final at Bogotá (with Cepede Royg), having also been runner-up at 2014 Guangzhou (with Cornet) and 2016 Hong Kong (with Xu).[10] With Lucie Šafářová in 2017 Hungarian Ladies Open she lost a third set tiebreaker. Then she reached the semifinals at the 2017 Malaysian Open.

2018Edit

For the first time in her career Linette advanced to the third round of the Australian Open, after she beat world No. 22 Daria Kasatkina. Linette, seeded 74th, started the match strongly, but at 5–2 injured her foot, giving Kasatkina a chance to catch up. With a bandaged foot, Linette took out the first set and dominated the second, winning in an hour and 43 minutes. In the third round she lost to Denisa Allertová.[11]

Next Linette, seeded at No. 7, defeated Johanna Larsson to advance to the quarterfinals of the Taiwan Open, ultimately prevailing in three hours and seven minutes. Sitting at a career-high ranking of world No. 60 she lost to No. 4 seed Timea Babos in the quarterfinals.[12]

In April Linette participated at the Copa Colsanitas in Bogota. Seeded at No. 2, she defeated Evgeniya Rodina and María Fernanda Herazo to reach the quarterfinals where she lost to Dalila Jakupović in three sets.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Result No.    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2015 Japan Women's Open, Tokyo International Hard   Yanina Wickmayer 6–4, 3–6, 3–6

Doubles: 3 (3 runners-up)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, Bogota, Colombia International Clay   Veronica 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 Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2014 Ningbo Open, China 125K Hard   Wang Qiang 3–6, 7–5, 6–1
Loss 1–1 Jun 2018 Bol Open, Croatia 125K Clay   Tamara Zidanšek 1–6, 3–6

ITF Circuit finalssEdit

Singles: 19 (10 titles, 9 runner-ups)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. June 7, 2010 Szczecin, Poland Clay   Margit Rüütel 6–2, 6–0
Runner–up 1. June 28, 2010 Toruń, Poland Clay   Ksenia Pervak 4–6, 1–6
Winner 2. August 2, 2010 Hechingen, Germany Clay   Sílvia Soler-Espinosa 7–5, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 3. August 9, 2010 Versmold, Germany Clay   Irina-Camelia Begu 6–2, 7–5
Winner 4. September 6, 2010 Katowice, Poland Clay   Eva Birnerová 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
Runner–up 2. September 13, 2010 Zagreb, Croatia Clay   Renata Voráčová 1–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner–up 3. November 15, 2010 Opole, Poland Carpet   Sandra Záhlavová 7–5, 6–7(4–7), 4–6
Runner–up 4. May 7, 2012 Florence, Italy Clay   Anaïs Laurendon 4–6, 4–6
Runner–up 5. June 18, 2012 Kristinehamn, Sweden Clay   Sacha Jones 4–6, 4–6
Winner 5. September 24, 2012 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Zuzana Luknárová 6–2, 7–6(9–7)
Runner–up 6. April 29, 2013 Civitavecchia, Italy Clay   Anna Karolína Schmiedlová 0–6, 1–6
Runner–up 7. October 28, 2013 Nantes, France Hard   Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6–4, 4–6, 2–6
Winner 6. December 2, 2013 Pune, India Hard   Kamila Kerimbayeva 7–5, 7–6(7–5)
Runner–up 8. December 9, 2013 Navi Mumbai, India Hard   Rika Fujiwara 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–7(4–7)
Winner 7. October 13, 2014 Goyang, South Korea Hard   Renata Voráčová 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 8. February 2, 2015 Grenoble, France Hard   Tereza Martincová 7–6(7–2), 4–6, 6–1
Winner 9. February 16, 2015 New Delhi, India Hard   Tadeja Majerič 6–1, 6–1
Runner–up 9. June 15, 2015 Ilkley, Great Britain Grass   Anna-Lena Friedsam 7–5, 3–6, 1–6
Winner 10. May 8, 2016 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay   Carina Witthöft 6–3, 7–5

Doubles: 17 (8 titles, 9 runners-up)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. November 15, 2010 Opole, Poland Carpet   Paula Kania   Oksana Kalashnikova
  Polina Pekhova
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. April 11, 2011 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Katarzyna Piter   Sandra Klemenschits
  Kristina Mladenovic
3–6, 6–3, [8–10]
Runner-up 3. May 30, 2011 Rome-Tiro a Volo, Italy Clay   Liana Ungur   Sophie Ferguson
  Sally Peers
w/o
Runner-up 4. September 12, 2011 Mestre, Italy Clay   Tímea Babos   Valentyna Ivakhnenko
  Marina Melnikova
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 5. November 7, 2011 Opole, Poland Carpet   Paula Kania   Naomi Broady
  Kristina Mladenovic
6–7(5), 4–6
Winner 1. June 25, 2012 Ystad, Sweden Clay   Katarzyna Piter   Oksana Kalashnikova
  Lenka Wienerová
6–3, 6–3
Runner–up 6. September 24, 2012 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Kateřina Kramperová   Lucy Brown
  Angelica Moratelli
3–6, 7–5, [6–10]
Winner 2. October 15, 2012 Limoges, France Hard   Sandra Zaniewska   Irena Pavlovic
  Stefanie Vögele
6–1, 5–7, [10–5]
Winner 3. November 5, 2012 Équeurdreville, France Hard   Katarzyna Piter   Amra Sadiković
  Ana Vrljić
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 4. December 17, 2012 Ankara, Turkey Hard   Katarzyna Piter   Irina Buryachok
  Valeria Solovyeva
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 7. April 29, 2013 Civitavecchia, Italy Clay   Paula Kania   Stephanie Vogt
  Renata Voráčová
3–6, 4–6
Winner 5. May 6, 2013 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Chanel Simmonds   Samantha Murray
  Jade Windley
6–1, 6–3
Winner 6. May 27, 2013 Maribor, Slovenia Clay   Paula Kania   Mailen Auroux
  Maria Irigoyen
6–3, 6–0
Winner 7. July 1, 2013 Toruń, Poland Clay   Paula Kania   Yuliya Beygelzimer
  Elena Bogdan
6–2, 4–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 8. September 23, 2013 Loughborough, Great Britain Hard   Tereza Smitková   Çağla Büyükakçay
  Pemra Özgen
2–6, 7–5, [6–10]
Winner 8. October 14, 2013 Limoges, France Hard   Viktorija Golubic   Nicole Clerico
  Nikola Fraňková
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 9. March 31, 2014 Edgbaston, Great Britain Hard   Amra Sadiković   Jocelyn Rae
  Anna Smith
6–3, 5–7, [4–10]

Grand Slam performance timeline & head-to-head vs. top-10 ranked playersEdit

SinglesEdit

Championship 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L %
Australian Open Q1 1R 1R 3R 1R 2–4 33%
French Open 1R 1R 3R 1R 2–4 33%
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R 1R 0–4 0%
US Open 2R 1R 1R 1R 1–4 20%
Win–Loss 1–3 0–4 2–4 2–4 0–1 5–16 24%

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.wtatennis.com/players/player/14283/title/magda-linette#ranking
  2. ^ a b c Magda Linette at the International Tennis Federation
  3. ^ "WTA Players". Retrieved 2017-01-16.
  4. ^ "18-year old Wild Card wins in debut final". International Tennis Federation. June 22, 2010. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  5. ^ "Polish Wild Card makes Torun final". International Tennis Federation. July 28, 2010. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  6. ^ Weichert, Roger (August 15, 2010). "Tenis. Magda Linette wygrała turniej w niemieckim Versmold" (in Polish). Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-14. Retrieved 2013-12-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ http://www.wtatennis.com/news/article/4262435/title/linette-sends-zheng-crashing-out
  9. ^ http://www.wtatennis.com/news/article/4267533/title/polands-linette-lifts-ningbo-crown
  10. ^ http://www.wtatennis.com/players/player/315130/title/magda-linette-0#bio
  11. ^ http://www.thenews.pl/1/5/Artykul/344735,Tennis-Polands-Linette-advances-to-round-three-of-Australian-Open
  12. ^ http://www.wtatennis.com/news/linette-outlasts-larsson-taiwan-open-barnburner

External linksEdit