Paula Kania-Choduń

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Paula Maria Kania-Choduń (Polish pronunciation: [ˈpau̯la ˈkaɲa]; born 6 November 1992) is a professional Polish tennis player.

Paula Kania-Choduń
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Kania at the 2015 French Open
Full namePaula Maria Kania-Choduń
Country (sports) Poland
ResidenceSosnowiec, Poland
Born (1992-11-06) 6 November 1992 (age 29)
Sosnowiec
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2008
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 655,253
Singles
Career record242–208 (53.8%)
Career titles5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 128 (15 June 2015)
Current rankingNo. 695 (26 April 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2014, 2016)
French Open2R (2015)
Wimbledon1R (2014, 2016)
US Open1R (2014)
Doubles
Career record225–165 (57.7%)
Career titles1 WTA, 14 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 58 (2 May 2016)
Current rankingNo. 125 (26 April 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2016)
French Open3R (2015)
Wimbledon1R (2015, 2016, 2017)
US Open2R (2014, 2016)
Team competitions
Fed Cup2–5
Last updated on: 12 June 2021.

Kania-Choduń has won one title in doubles on the WTA Tour, as well as five titles in singles and fourteen in doubles on the ITF Circuit. On 15 June 2015, she reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 128, and on 2 May 2016, she peaked at No. 58 in the WTA doubles rankings.

Tennis careerEdit

Paula was born to Paweł and Zdzisława Kania. She has one sister, Zuzanna. Paula began playing tennis at the age of seven and her favourite surface is hardcourt. She became a professional player in 2008.

2012Edit

Kania and Polina Pekhova won the Tashkent Open title defeating Anna Chakvetadze and Vesna Dolonc in the final, when their opponents retired after losing the first set 2–6. This was Kanias first WTA Tour title of any kind.

2014Edit

Having qualified for her first main draw of a Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon, Kania lost in the first round to world No. 2, Li Na, in straight sets. The match was also her first singles main draw of any event, after participating in qualifying at 20 tournaments.[1] Kania continued her momentum by qualifying for another main draw a month later, at the Stanford Classic.

Grand Slam performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS P NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (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/Paralympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (P) postponed; (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.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 ... 2022 W–L Win %
Australian Open A Q2 Q1 Q2 0–0  – 
French Open Q3 Q2 2R Q1 1–1 50%
Wimbledon Q1 1R Q1 1R 0–2 0%
US Open Q2 1R Q2 Q2 0–1 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–4 20%

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 ... 2022 W–L Win %
Australian Open A A 1R A 0–1 0%
French Open A 3R 2R A 3–2 60%
Wimbledon A 1R 1R 1R 0–3 0%
US Open 2R A 2R A 2–2 50%
Win–Loss 1–1 2–2 2–4 0–1 0–0 5–8 38%

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 6 (1 title, 5 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam
Premier M & Premier 5 / WTA 1000
Premier / WTA 500 (0–1)
International / WTA 250 (1–4)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–3)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2012 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan International Hard   Polina Pekhova   Anna Chakvetadze
  Vesna Dolonc
6–2, ret.
Loss 1–1 Jul 2014 Istanbul Cup, Turkey International Hard   Oksana Kalashnikova   Misaki Doi
  Elina Svitolina
4–6, 0–6
Loss 1–2 Aug 2014 Stanford Classic, United States Premier Hard   Kateřina Siniaková   Garbiñe Muguruza
  Carla Suárez Navarro
2–6, 6–4, [5–10]
Loss 1–3 Jul 2015 Brasil Tennis Cup, Florianópolis International Clay   María Irigoyen   Annika Beck
  Laura Siegemund
3–6, 6–7(1)
Loss 1–4 Sep 2015 Tournoi de Québec, Canada International Hard (i)   María Irigoyen   Barbora Krejčíková
  An-Sophie Mestach
6–4, 3–6, [10–12]
Loss 1–5 Apr 2016 Prague Open, Czech Republic International Clay   María Irigoyen   Margarita Gasparyan
  Andrea Hlaváčková
4–6, 2–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 8 (5 titles, 3 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Aug 2010 ITF Gliwice, Poland 10,000 Clay   Anna Korzeniak 7–6(2), 3–6, 7–5
Loss 1–1 Mar 2011 ITF Amiens, France 10,000 Clay   Nastassja Burnett 6–2, 1–6, 4–6
Win 2–1 Jul 2011 ITF Horb, Germany 10,000 Clay   Carina Witthöft 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
Loss 2–2 Nov 2011 ITF Opole, Poland 25,000 Carpet (i)   Ana Vrljić 3–6, 6–2, 6–7(4)
Loss 2–3 Jul 2012 Bella Cup Toruń, Poland 25,000 Clay   Danka Kovinić 3–6, 6–4, 3–6
Win 3–3 Jul 2013 Bella Cup Toruń, Poland 25,000 Clay   Katarzyna Piter 6–4, 6–4
Win 4–3 Nov 2013 ITF Taipei, Taiwan 50,000 Clay   Zarina Diyas 6–1, 6–3
Win 5–3 Aug 2014 ITF Landisville, United States 25,000 Hard   Ons Jabeur 5–7, 6–3, 6–4

Doubles: 32 (14 titles, 18 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 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 Jul 2010 ITF Piešťany, Slovakia 10,000 Clay   Weronika Domagała   Gabriela Horáčková
  Petra Krejsová
6–1, 6–1
Loss 1–1 Sep 2010 ITF Tbilisi, Georgia 25,000 Clay   Zsófia Susányi   Tatia Mikadze
  Sofia Shapatava
3–6, 2–6
Loss 1–2 Nov 2010 ITF Minsk, Belarus 25,000 Hard   Katarzyna Piter   Elena Bovina
  Ekaterina Bychkova
4–6, 0–6
Loss 1–3 Nov 2010 ITF Opole, Poland 25,000 Carpet (i)   Magda Linette   Oksana Kalashnikova
  Polina Pekhova
3–6, 4–6
Loss 1–4 Jan 2011 ITF Kaarst, Germany 10,000 Carpet (i)   Marina Melnikova   Nikola Fraňková
  Tereza Hladíková
6–3, 6–7(1), [8–10]
Win 2–4 Mar 2011 ITF Amiens, France 10,000 Clay   Barbara Sobaszkiewicz   Iveta Gerlová
  Lucie Kriegsmannová
3–6, 6–4, [10–6]
Win 3–4 Jul 2011 ITF Horb, Germany 10,000 Clay   Katarzyna Kawa   Vaszilisza Bulgakova
  Christina Shakovets
1–6, 6–3, [10–2]
Loss 3–5 Aug 2011 ITF Piešťany, Slovakia 10,000 Clay   Martina Kubičíková   Simona Dobrá
  Lucie Kriegsmannová
4–6, 2–6
Loss 3–6 Nov 2011 ITF Opole, Poland 25,000 Carpet (i)   Magda Linette   Naomi Broady
  Kristina Mladenovic
6–7(5), 4–6
Win 4–6 Jan 2012 ITF Stuttgart, Germany 10,000 Hard   Ksenia Lykina   Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Nadiya Kichenok
6–4, 6–3
Win 5–6 Mar 2012 ITF Fort Walton Beach, U.S. 25,000 Hard   Madison Brengle   Elena Bovina
  Alizé Lim
6–3, 6–4
Loss 5–7 Apr 2012 ITF Namangan, Uzbekistan 25,000 Hard   Naomi Broady   Oksana Kalashnikova
  Marta Sirotkina
6–2, 7–5
Win 6–7 Apr 2012 ITF Moscow, Russia 25,000 Hard   Polina Pekhova   Tatiana Kotelnikova
  Lidziya Marozava
6–4, 3–6, [10–7]
Loss 6–8 Jun 2012 ITF Craiova, Romania 50,000 Clay   Irina Khromacheva   Renata Voráčová
  Lenka Wienerová
2–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Win 7–8 Oct 2012 ITF Seville, Spain 25,000 Clay   Katarzyna Piter   Aleksandrina Naydenova
  Teliana Pereira
5–7, 6–4, [10–6]
Loss 7–9 Apr 2013 ITF Civitavecchia, Italy 25,000 Clay   Magda Linette   Stephanie Vogt
  Renata Voráčová
3–6, 4–6
Win 8–9 May 2013 ITF Maribor, Slovenia 25,000 Clay   Magda Linette   Mailen Auroux
  María Irigoyen
6–3, 6–0
Win 9–9 Jun 2013 ITF Padua, Italy 25,000 Clay   Irina Khromacheva   Cristina Dinu
  Maša Zec Peškirič
6–3, 6–1
Loss 9–10 Jun 2013 ITF Zlín, Czech Republic 25,000 Clay   Katarzyna Piter   Martina Borecká
  Tereza Smitková
1–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Win 10–10 Jul 2013 ITF Toruń, Poland 25,000 Clay   Magda Linette   Yuliya Beygelzimer
  Elena Bogdan
6–2, 4–6, [10–5]
Win 11–10 Oct 2013 ITF Casablanca, Morocco 25,000 Clay   Valeria Solovyeva   Cecilia Costa Melgar
  Anastasia Grymalska
7–6(3), 6–4
Win 12–10 May 2015 Nana Trophy, Tunisia 50,000 Clay   Maria Irigoyen   Julie Coin
  Stéphanie Foretz
6–1, 6–3
Loss 12–11 Dec 2015 Ankara Cup, Turkey 50,000 Hard (i)   Lesley Kerkhove   Marina Melnikova
  María José Martínez Sánchez
4–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Loss 12–12 Jan 2017 ITF Daytona Beach, U.S. 25,000 Clay   Katarzyna Piter   Robin Anderson
  Anhelina Kalinina
4–6, 1–6
Loss 12–13 Jan 2017 ITF Orlando, United States 25,000 Clay   Katarzyna Piter   Sophie Chang
  Madeleine Kobelt
3–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Loss 12–14 Jun 2017 Ilkley Trophy, Great Britain 100,000 Grass   Maryna Zanevska   Anna Blinkova
  Alla Kudryavtseva
1–6, 4–6
Loss 12–15 Feb 2020 ITF Cairo, Egypt 60,000 Hard   Anastasiya Shoshyna   Marta Kostyuk
  Kamilla Rakhimova
3–6, 6–2, [6–10]
Win 13–15 Sep 2020 Open de Saint-Malo, France 60,000 Clay   Katarzyna Piter   Magdalena Fręch
  Viktorija Golubic
6–2, 6–4
Loss 13–16 Sep 2020 Open de Cagnes-sur-Mer, France 80,000 Clay   Katarzyna Piter   Samantha Murray Sharan
  Julia Wachaczyk
5–7, 2–6
Loss 13–17 Nov 2020 Tyler Pro Classic, United States 80,000 Hard   Katarzyna Piter   Allura Zamarripa
  Maribella Zamarripa
3–6, 7–5, [9–11]
Loss 13–18 Jan 2021 Open Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France 60,000 Hard (i)   Katarina Zavatska   Lu Jiajing
  You Xiaodi
3–6, 4–6
Win 14–18 Feb 2021 ITF Altenkirchen, Germany 25,000 Carpet (i)   Julia Wachaczyk   Viktorija Golubic
  Ylena In-Albon
7–6(5), 6–4

Personal lifeEdit

In June 2020, she married Paweł Choduń and changed her name to Paula Kania-Choduń. The ceremony took place in Krapkowice.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Battersby, Kate (23 June 2014). "Li Na Overcomes Doubts to See Off Qualifier Paula Kania". Wimbledon official website. Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Ślub w maseczce. Polska tenisistka Paula Kania wyszła za mąż" (in Polish). SportoweFakty. 15 June 2020. Retrieved 2 November 2020.

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