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

Paula Kania
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Paula Kania in Wimbledon, 2014
Full namePaula Maria Kania
Country (sports) Poland
ResidenceSosnowiec, Poland
Born (1992-11-06) 6 November 1992 (age 26)
Sosnowiec, Poland
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2008
PlaysRight (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$615,914
Singles
Career record222–192
Career titles5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 128 (15 June 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2014, 2016)
French Open2R (2015)
Wimbledon1R (2014, 2016)
US Open1R (2014)
Doubles
Career record191–144
Career titles1 WTA, 12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 58 (2 May 2016)
Current rankingNo. 248 (29 April 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2016)
French Open3R (2015)
Wimbledon1R (2016, 2017)
US Open2R (2014, 2016)
Team competitions
Fed Cup2–5
Last updated on: 29 April 2019.

Kania has won one WTA title in doubles, as well as five titles in singles and twelve in doubles on the ITF Women's Circuit. On 15 June 2015, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 128, and on 2 May 2016, she reached her best doubles ranking of No. 58.

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Tennis careerEdit

Paula was born to Paweł and Zdzisława Kania. She has one sister – Zuzanna. Paula began playing tennis aged 7 and her favourite surface is hard court. She became a professional tennis player in 2008.

2012Edit

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

2014Edit

Having qualified for her first main draw of a Grand Slam 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 WTA Tour event, after participating in qualifying at 20 tournaments.[1] Kania continued her momentum by qualifying for another main draw a month later, at the Bank of the West Classic.

WTA career finalsEdit

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

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–1)
International (1–4)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–3)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 15 September 2012 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan Hard   Polina Pekhova   Anna Chakvetadze
  Vesna Dolonc
6–2, ret.
Runner-up 1. 20 July 2014 İstanbul Cup, Turkey Hard   Oksana Kalashnikova   Misaki Doi
  Elina Svitolina
4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 3 August 2014 Bank of the West Classic, Stanford, U.S. Hard   Kateřina Siniaková   Garbiñe Muguruza
  Carla Suárez Navarro
2–6, 6–4, [5–10]
Runner-up 3. 31 July 2015 Brasil Tennis Cup, Florianópolis Clay   María Irigoyen   Annika Beck
  Laura Siegemund
3–6, 6–7(1–7)
Runner-up 4. 20 September 2015 Coupe Banque Nationale, Quebec City, Canada Hard (i)   María Irigoyen   Barbora Krejčíková
  An-Sophie Mestach
6–4, 3–6, [10–12]
Runner-up 5. 29 April 2016 J&T Banka Prague Open, Czech Republic Clay   María Irigoyen   Margarita Gasparyan
  Andrea Hlaváčková
4–6, 2–6

ITF finalsEdit

Singles (5–3)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 30 August 2010 Gliwice, Poland Clay   Anna Korzeniak 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1. 14 March 2011 Amiens, France Clay   Nastassja Burnett 6–2, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 18 July 2011 Horb, Germany Clay   Carina Witthöft 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 7 November 2011 Opole, Poland Carpet (i)   Ana Vrljić 3–6, 6–2, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 3. 8 July 2012 Toruń, Poland Clay   Danka Kovinić 3–6, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 3. 7 July 2013 Toruń, Poland Clay   Katarzyna Piter 6–4, 6–4
Winner 4. 2 November 2013 Taipei, Taiwan Clay   Zarina Diyas 6–1, 6–3
Winner 5. 10 August 2014 Landisville, United States Hard   Ons Jabeur 5–7, 6–3, 6–4

Doubles (12–14)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 12 July 2010 Piešťany, Slovakia Clay   Weronika Domagała   Gabriela Horáčková
  Petra Krejsová
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 27 September 2010 Tbilisi, Georgia Clay   Zsófia Susányi   Tatia Mikadze
  Sofia Shapatava
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 8 November 2010 Minsk, Belarus Hard   Katarzyna Piter   Elena Bovina
  Ekaterina Bychkova
4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 3. 15 November 2010 Opole, Poland Carpet (i)   Magda Linette   Oksana Kalashnikova
  Polina Pekhova
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 24 January 2011 Kaarst, Germany Carpet (i)   Marina Melnikova   Nikola Fraňková
  Tereza Hladíková
6–3, 6–7(1–7), [8–10]
Winner 2. 14 March 2011 Amiens, France Clay   Barbara Sobaszkiewicz   Iveta Gerlová
  Lucie Kriegsmannová
3–6, 6–4, [10–6]
Winner 3. 18 July 2011 Horb, Germany Clay   Katarzyna Kawa   Vaszilisza Bulgakova
  Christina Shakovets
1–6, 6–3, [10–2]
Runner-up 5. 15 August 2011 Piešťany, Slovakia Clay   Martina Kubičíková   Simona Dobrá
  Lucie Kriegsmannová
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 7 November 2011 Opole, Poland Carpet (i)   Magda Linette   Naomi Broady
  Kristina Mladenovic
6–7(5–7), 4–6
Winner 4. 16 January 2012 Stuttgart, Germany Hard   Ksenia Lykina   Lyudmyla Kichenok
  Nadiya Kichenok
6–4, 6–3
Winner 5. 5 March 2012 Fort Walton Beach, United States Hard   Madison Brengle   Elena Bovina
  Alizé Lim
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 16 April 2012 Namangan, Uzbekistan Hard   Naomi Broady   Oksana Kalashnikova
  Marta Sirotkina
6–2, 7–5
Winner 6. 30 April 2012 Moscow, Russia Hard   Polina Pekhova   Tatiana Kotelnikova
  Lidziya Marozava
6–4, 3–6, [10–7]
Runner-up 8. 11 June 2012 Craiova, Romania Clay   Irina Khromacheva   Renata Voráčová
  Lenka Wienerová
2–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Winner 7. 15 October 2012 Seville, Spain Clay   Katarzyna Piter   Aleksandrina Naydenova
  Teliana Pereira
5–7, 6–4, [10–6]
Runner-up 9. 29 April 2013 Civitavecchia, Italy Clay   Magda Linette   Stephanie Vogt
  Renata Voráčová
3–6, 4–6
Winner 8. 27 May 2013 Maribor, Slovenia Clay   Magda Linette   Mailen Auroux
  María Irigoyen
6–3, 6–0
Winner 9. 10 June 2013 Padua, Italy Clay   Irina Khromacheva   Cristina Dinu
  Maša Zec Peškirič
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 10. 24 June 2013 Zlín, Czech Republic Clay   Katarzyna Piter   Martina Borecká
  Tereza Smitková
1–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Winner 10. 6 July 2013 Toruń, Poland Clay   Magda Linette   Yuliya Beygelzimer
  Elena Bogdan
6–2, 4–6, [10–5]
Winner 11. 25 October 2013 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Valeria Solovyeva   Cecilia Costa Melgar
  Anastasia Grymalska
7–6(7–3), 6–4
Winner 12. 4 May 2015 Tunis, Tunisia Clay   Maria Irigoyen   Julie Coin
  Stephanie Foretz
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 18 December 2015 Ankara, Turkey Hard (i)   Lesley Kerkhove   Marina Melnikova
  María José Martínez Sánchez
4–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Runner-up 12. 15 January 2017 Daytona Beach United States Clay   Katarzyna Piter   Robin Anderson
  Anhelina Kalinina
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 13. 21 January 2017 Orlando, United States Clay   Katarzyna Piter   Sophie Chang
  Madeleine Kobelt
3–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Runner-up 14. 24 June 2017 Ilkley, United Kingdom Grass   Maryna Zanevska   Anna Blinkova
  Alla Kudryavtseva
1–6, 4–6

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

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

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.

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