Simona Waltert

Simona Waltert (born 13 December 2000) is a Swiss tennis player.

Simona Waltert
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Waltert at the 2022 French Open
Country (sports)  Switzerland
Born (2000-12-13) 13 December 2000 (age 21)
Chur, Switzerland
PlaysRight (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS $254,840
Singles
Career record172–106 (61.9%)
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 118 (12 September 2022)
Current rankingNo. 119 (19 September 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2022)
French OpenQ2 (2022)
WimbledonQ2 (2021)
US OpenQ2 (2022)
Doubles
Career record55–38 (59.1%)
Career titles1 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 180 (7 March 2022)
Current rankingNo. 370 (19 September 2022)
Last updated on: 19 September 2022.

Waltert has career-high WTA rankings of world No. 118 in singles, achieved on 12 September 2022, and world No. 180 in doubles, reached on 7 March 2022. She has won six ITF Circuit singles titles, one WTA doubles title, and four ITF doubles titles.

CareerEdit

2017-18: JuniorsEdit

She was a semifinalist at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships girls' singles, losing to eventual runner-up Ann Li.

On the ITF Junior Circuit, Waltert had a career-high ranking of No. 9, achieved on 22 January 2018.

2019-20: WTA Tour debutEdit

Waltert made her WTA Tour main-draw debut at the 2019 Ladies Open Lausanne, where she received a wildcard for the singles and the doubles tournaments.[1]

2021-22: First WTA title in doubles, WTA quarterfinal & top 10 win in singles, top 150Edit

She won her first doubles title at the 2021 Ladies Open Lausanne partnering Susan Bandecchi.

At the 2022 Ladies Open Lausanne, she earned her first top-10 win over world No. 7 and top seed Danielle Collins as a wildcard saving three match points in the deciding tiebreak.[2][3][4] By defeating Cristina Bucsa the second round, she went one step further to reach her first WTA Tour quarterfinal, where she was beaten by Serbian Olga Danilovic.[5][6] As a result, she moved up into the top 150 in the rankings.

In doubles, Waltert and her partner Anna Blinkova won the 2022 Bronx Open.

Performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
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 (incl. Grand Slams) are included in win–loss records.

SinglesEdit

Current after the 2022 Emilia Romagna Open.

Tournament 2019 2020 2021 2022 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q2 0 / 0 0–0
French Open A A A Q2 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon A A Q2 Q1 0 / 0 0–0
US Open A A A Q2 0 / 0 0–0
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 0 0–0
Career statistics
Tournaments 1 0 1 2 4
Overall win–loss 1–1 0–0 0–1 3–2 4–4
Year-end ranking 295 297 217 33%

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam
WTA 1000
WTA 500
WTA 250 (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win Jul 2021 Lausanne Open, Switzerland WTA 250 Clay   Susan Bandecchi   Ulrikke Eikeri
  Valentini Grammatikopoulou
6–3, 6–7(3–7), [10–5]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 16 (6 titles, 10 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2017 ITF Lenzerheide, Switzerland 25,000 Clay   Georgia Brescia 6–0, 4–6, 6–7(1)
Loss 0–2 Nov 2017 ITF Oslo, Norway 15,000 Hard (i)   Leonie Küng 4–6, 4–6
Win 1–2 Mar 2018 ITF Mâcon, France 15,000 Hard (i)   Tess Sugnaux 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 1–3 May 2018 ITF San Severo, Italy 15,000 Clay   Despina Papamichail 1–6, 2–6
Win 2–3 Dec 2018 ITF Urtijëi, Italy 15,000 Hard (i)   Joanna Garland 6–4, 6–2
Loss 2–4 Jan 2019 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 15,000 Hard   Magali Kempen 7–5, 3–6, 3–6
Win 3–4 Feb 2019 ITF Sharm El Sheikh 15,000 Hard   Oona Orpana 6–1, 6–3
Loss 3–5 Feb 2019 ITF Sharm El Sheikh 15,000 Hard   Mayar Sherif 4–6, 6–1, 3–6
Win 4–5 Apr 2019 ITF Cairo, Egypt 15,000 Clay   Melanie Klaffner 7–6(6), 7–5
Loss 4–6 May 2019 ITF Cairo, Egypt 15,000 Clay   Mayar Sherif 2–6, 1–6
Loss 4–7 Jul 2019 ITF Horb, Germany 25,000 Clay   Lea Bošković 4–6, 6–0, 1–6
Win 5–7 Jan 2021 ITF Manacor, Spain 15,000 Clay   Yvonne Cavallé Reimers 6–2, 7–6(4)
Loss 5–8 Feb 2021 ITF Altenkirchen, Germany 25,000 Carpet (i)   Clara Tauson 6–3, 1–6, 3–6
Loss 5–9 Oct 2021 ITF Poitiers, France 80,000 Hard (i)   Chloé Paquet 4–6, 3–6
Loss 5–10 Apr 2022 Chiasso Open, Switzerland 60,000 Clay   Lucia Bronzetti 6–2, 3–6, 3–6
Win 6–10 Jul 2022 ITF Amstelveen, Netherlands 60,000 Clay   Emma Navarro 7–6(10), 6–0

Doubles: 8 (4 titles, 4 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2016 ITF Sion, Switzerland 10,000 Clay   Leonie Küng   Emily Arbuthnott
  Karin Kennel
2–6, 1–6
Loss 0–2 Dec 2018 ITF Urtijëi, Italy 15,000 Hard (i)   Verena Hofer   Veronika Erjavec
  Kristina Novak
4–6, 5–7
Win 1–2 Apr 2019 ITF Cairo, Egypt 15,000 Clay   Despina Papamichail   Mayar Sherif
  Rana Sherif Ahmed
6–3, 6–2
Win 2–2 May 2019 ITF Cairo, Egypt 15,000 Clay   Alica Rusová   Seone Mendez
  Charlotte Römer
7–5, 0–6, [10–6]
Win 3–2 Sep 2019 Verbier Open, Switzerland 25,000 Clay   Xenia Knoll   İpek Soylu
  Kathinka von Deichmann
6–4, 6–3
Loss 3–3 Feb 2022 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 25,000 Hard   Irina Fetecău   Isabelle Haverlag
  Justina Mikulskytė
1–6, 2–6
Loss 3–4 Feb 2022 ITF Altenkirchen, Germany 60,000 Carpet (i)   Susan Bandecchi   Mariam Bolkvadze
  Samantha Murray Sharan
3–6, 5–7
Win 4–4 Aug 2022 Bronx Open, United States 60,000 Hard   Anna Blinkova   Han Na-lae
  Hiroko Kuwata
6–3, 6–3

Record against top 10 playersEdit

Waltert's match record against players who have been ranked in the top 10.[7]

* As of 12 July 2022

Wins over top-10 playersEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score SW Rank
2022
1.   Danielle Collins No. 7 Ladies Open Lausanne Clay 1R 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 7–6(8–6) No. 154

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Simona Waltert mit Wildcard in Lausanne". www.suedostschwiez.ch (in German).
  2. ^ "Tennis, WTA – Lausanne Open 2022: Waltert downs Collins". 12 July 2022.
  3. ^ "Lausanne: Waltert saves 3 MPS, upsets Collins for 1st Top 10 win".
  4. ^ "Collins stunned by home hope Waltert as Bencic bounces back in Lausanne".
  5. ^ "Lausanne: Wildcard Waltert beats Bucsa in 3 sets to make 1st WTA QF".
  6. ^ "Beginner's Guide: Simona Waltert breathes life into Lausanne with breakout run".
  7. ^ "Head to Head". WTA Tennis.

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