Tamira Paszek

Tamira Shelah Paszek (born 6 December 1990) is an Austrian tennis player.

Tamira Paszek
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Full nameTamira Shelah Paszek
Country (sports) Austria
Born (1990-12-06) 6 December 1990 (age 29)
Dornbirn, Austria
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro26 October 2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,482,612
Singles
Career record284–225
Career titles3 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 26 (11 February 2013)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2007, 2013)
French Open2R (2007, 2014)
WimbledonQF (2011, 2012)
US Open4R (2007)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2012)
Doubles
Career record49–76
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 93 (6 May 2013)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2012)
French Open1R (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Wimbledon2R (2012, 2013)
US Open3R (2012)
Team competitions
Fed Cup9–15
Last updated on: 5 March 2019.

Paszek has won three singles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as three singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. Her greatest success so far: she reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament twice, 2011 and 2012 at the Wimbledon Championships. On 11 February 2013, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 26. On 6 May 2013, she peaked at No. 93 in the doubles rankings. Over her career, Paszek has defeated top ten players Marion Bartoli, Elena Dementieva, Daniela Hantuchová, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Janković, Angelique Kerber, Flavia Pennetta, Francesca Schiavone, Patty Schnyder, and Caroline Wozniacki.

BiographyEdit

Paszek was introduced to tennis by her mother, Françoise Paszek, at age four-and-a-half.[1] Her mother is a Chilean-born Austrian of Polish and French descent;[1] and her father, Ariff Mohamed, a Tanzanian-born, Kenyan-raised Canadian of Indian descent.[1] Tamira has a Polish surname from her maternal grandfather.[1]

Tennis careerEdit

As a junior, Paszek was a finalist in the 2005 Girls' Singles Championship at Wimbledon and at the US Open girls' singles in 2006.

In September 2005 she won her first title at an ITF tournament in Sofia. In October of the same year she received a wildcard to appear at her first WTA tournament in Linz; she defeated Elena Vesnina in the first round and lost to Ana Ivanovic after a tough first set.

In 2006, she passed qualifications in Istanbul, where she lost in the second round to Catalina Castaño; and in Portorož at the Banka Koper Slovenia Open, where she won her first WTA title by defeating No. 6 seed Maria Elena Camerin in straight sets. This was a career-first tour singles title in only her third tour main draw. That title made her the youngest tour singles titlist in 2006 and the seventh-youngest of all-time, the youngest winner being Tracy Austin. A month later, at the Zurich Open, she lost to Camerin in the second round of qualifying. She finished 2006 as world No. 181 in the WTA rankings.

2007Edit

Paszek started the at the Australian Open, where she qualified for the main draw and defeated top-40 player Séverine Brémond in straight sets in the first round, before losing to No. 22 seed Vera Zvonareva.

After her loss to Li Na in the second round of the Miami Masters, Paszek broke into the top 100 of the WTA rankings. At the French Open she was defeated by Justine Henin in the second round.

At Paszek's first grass tournament of her career, she reached the third round in Birmingham, losing to Maria Sharapova in a tight match. At Wimbledon she reached the fourth round after beating two seeded players, No. 17 seed Tatiana Golovin and No. 12 seed Elena Dementieva; she then eventually lost to No. 5 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets. The win pushed her up 19 places to No. 35, a career high and only a few spots from a guaranteed seeding at the US Open.

Paszek also participated at the Fed Cup for Austria. She won her first two matches in the group stage against Australia but lost both her matches in the World Group play-offs against Israel; a singles match against Shahar Pe'er and a doubles match, partnering Melanie Klaffner.

Tamira debuted on the US Open, reaching the fourth round, beating the No. 24 and No. 11 seeds, Francesca Schiavone and Patty Schnyder, on the way. She lost to the sixth seed, Anna Chakvetadze.

Paszek decided against defending her title in the Banka Koper Slovenia Open in Portorož, in favour of the larger China Open tournament in Beijing. However, she lost in the second round to fourth-seeded Elena Dementieva (whom she beat in Wimbledon) in less than an hour.

2008Edit

At the ASB Classic in Auckland, Paszek made it to the semifinals, losing to veteran Lindsay Davenport. In the first round of the Australian Open, Paszek played third-seeded Jelena Janković. In the deciding set, Paszek led by two games and had three match points before Janković came back to win the three-hour match.

Following this she lost in the first round of Doha to Patty Schnyder. Then she competed for the first time as a seed in a Tier I tournament at Indian Wells retiring in the third round to Casey Dellacqua. Then in Miami she was defeated by Anna Chakvetadze in the second round.

This started a losing streak of six straight matches running through the French Open and Wimbledon. At Wimbledon she lost her second marathon match of the year to Francesca Schiavone. It came to an end in Los Angeles where she defeated Aiko Nakamura only to lose to Flavia Pennetta in the second round.

On 31 July, Paszek beat world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic in the third round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal in three sets. In the quarterfinals, she played Victoria Azarenka, to whom she lost. In the first round of Cincinnati she lost to Petra Cetkovská. At the US Open Paszek defeated the 23rd seed Maria Kirilenko, only then to lose to the lower ranked opponent Magdaléna Rybáriková.

Paszek was runner-up in Bali. She reached the final after taking out the seventh seed Flavia Pennetta and the top seed Daniela Hantuchová where she lost against Patty Schnyder. She then withdrew from the Generali Ladies Linz due to injury.

2009Edit

Paszek ended her professional relationship with coach Lari Passos and is now coached by Angel Giminez.[2]

In the first round of the Australian Open, Paszek lost to wildcard Jelena Dokić in three sets. She passed the first round at Indian Wells, winning in straight sets against Mara Santangelo, and lost in the second round against 21st seed Alisa Kleybanova.

2010Edit

 
Paszek at the 2010 US Open

Paszek began her 2010 season at the ASB Classic. She retired during her second round of qualifying match against Rebecca Marino. Her next tournament was the Moorilla Hobart International. She beat qualifier Roberta Vinci in the first round. In the second round, she lost to eighth seed Gisela Dulko.[3] At the Australian Open, Paszek was defeated in the first round by Julia Görges.[4]

At the Open GDF Suez in Paris, Paszek lost in the first round to eventual finalist Lucie Šafářová.[5] To reach the main draw at the Dubai Tennis Championships, Paszek entered qualifying. She was defeated in the second round of qualifying by Anna-Lena Grönefeld. In March, Paszek competed at the BNP Paribas Open. She lost in the first round to Julie Coin. Playing in Miami at the Sony Ericsson Open, Paszek was defeated in the second round by twenty-second seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Paszek lost in early rounds of Marbella, Barcelona and Fes, and didn't enter the French Open. Instead, she played a $25,000 tournament in Izmir and won it, beating Çağla Büyükakçay. Her next event was ITF Budapest. She qualified, defeating Vanda Lukács and Jana Čepelová, and reached the second round, losing to Lenka Wienerová.

She then entered the Wimbledon Championships, qualified, but lost to Kurumi Nara in the second round.

She tried to qualify in Budapest defeating Eleni Daniilidou and Jessica Moore but lost to Andreja Klepač. Her next tournament was the Prague Open where she entered qualifying. Paszek defeated Tadeja Majerič and then crushed top seed Anastasia Rodionova. She then lost to Liana Ungur. After losing the first set 2–6, Paszek went to play better, yet then retired because of the heat and a stomach complaint. But, because Gisela Dulko withdrew, Paszek gained her chance to enter to the main draw. She faced Frenchwoman Alizé Cornet and lost in a match that lasted three hours and 40 minutes.

At the Slovenia Open she defeated Jelena Kostanić Tošić for her first main-draw win since Ponte Vedra Beach in 2009. She then faced Stefanie Vögele and lost.

After some bad losses in qualifying of the Premier tournaments, Paszek found her form in the US Open where she entered qualifying. She defeated Michaëlla Krajicek, Korea's Kim So-jing and Russia's Evgeniya Rodina to reach the main draw. In the final qualifying round, Paszek trailed Rodina 2–6 after the first set before coming back to win the second and blank the Russian in the third. In the first round of the main draw, she defeated 26th seed Lucie Šafářová, despite being three games behind in the second set. She lost to Chan Yung-jan in the second round.

Her next tournament was at the Bell Challenge. She defeated Marina Erakovic in the first and Jill Craybas in the second round. In her first quarterfinal of 2010 she defeated No. 8 seed Sofia Arvidsson. She then crushed Christina McHale in the semifinal to book her place in the final, where she won the title by beating Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

2011: Wimbledon QuarterfinalEdit

 
Paszek at the 2011 Citi Open

Paszek began the 2011 season at the ASB Classic. She lost in the first round to eighth seed Sofia Arvidsson.[6] In Hobart at the Moorilla Hobart International, Paszek qualified for the main draw defeating Darya Kustova, Stéphanie Dubois, and sixth seed Kateryna Bondarenko. In the first round, she beat Australian wildcard Olivia Rogowska. She was defeated in the second round by sixth seed and eventual champion Jarmila Groth.[7] Ranked ninety at the Australian Open, Paszek lost in the first round to Vania King.

In February, Paszek played at the PTT Pattaya Open in Thailand. She was defeated in the first round by top seed and two-time defending champion Vera Zvonareva. Paszek lost in the final round of qualifying at the Dubai Tennis Championships to Nuria Llagostera Vives.[8] Paszek qualified for the BNP Paribas Open beating Madison Brengle and Andrea Hlaváčková. She lost in her first-round match to Anabel Medina Garrigues. Paszek lost in the first round of qualifying at the Sony Ericsson Open to Nuria Llagostera Vives.

Paszek began her clay-court season at the Family Circle Cup. She defeated Melanie Oudin in the first round.[9] She lost in the second round to third seed Jelena Janković.[10] Paszek qualified for the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix beating Sesil Karatantcheva, Lenka Juríková, and Zuzana Kučová. She was defeated in the first round by German Andrea Petkovic.[11] In Portugal at the Estoril Open, Paszek qualified for the tournament defeating Ekaterina Ivanova, Laura Siegemund, and Heather Watson. She retired during her first round match versus Anastasiya Yakimova.[12] Paszek played her final tournament before the French Open at the Italian Open. She qualified for the tournament beating Casey Dellacqua and Virginie Razzano. She was defeated in the first round by Elena Vesnina.[13] Ranked eighty-five at the French Open, Paszek lost in the first round to twenty-ninth seed Peng Shuai.[14]

Paszek began her grass-court season at the Aegon Trophy. Seeded third, she advanced to the quarterfinals where she lost to eventual champion Eleni Daniilidou. In Birmingham at the Aegon Classic, Paszek reached the third round after wins over Sania Mirza and sixth seed Ekaterina Makarova. She lost in her third-round match to eventual champion Sabine Lisicki.[15] Getting through qualifying at the Aegon International, Paszek lost in the first round to second seed Li Na.[16] Ranked eighty at the Wimbledon Championships, Paszek reached the quarterfinals for the first time in her career after victories over Ayumi Morita, Christina McHale, sixth seed Francesca Schiavone, and Ksenia Pervak. She lost her quarterfinal match to fourth seed Victoria Azarenka.[17]

Paszek began the US Open series at the first edition of the Citi Open. Seeded third, she made it to the semifinals defeating Melanie Oudin, qualifier Madison Brengle, and Stéphanie Dubois. She lost in her semifinal match to top seed Shahar Pe'er.[18] In Carlsbad at the Mercury Insurance Open, Paszek retired during her third-round match against Sloane Stephens due to a left abdominal injury.[19] Ranked thirty-seven at the US Open, Paszek lost in the first round to Akgul Amanmuradova.[20]

Seeded third and the defending champion at the Challenge Bell, Paszek was defeated in the semifinals by Marina Erakovic.[21] Competing in Tokyo at the Toray Pan Pacific Open, Paszek lost in the first round to Christina McHale. In Beijing at the China Open, Paszek upset tenth seed Jelena Janković in their first-round match.[22] She then had a three-set victory over Petra Cetkovská in the second round.[23] She then was defeated in the third round by Maria Kirilenko.[24] At the Generali Ladies Linz, Paszek lost in the first round to qualifier Sorana Cîrstea. Paszek played her final tournament of the year at the BGL Luxembourg Open. She was defeated in the second round by sixth seed Julia Görges.[25]

Paszek ended the year ranked 43.

2012: Third WTA title, second Wimbledon quarterfinalEdit

 
Paszek part of the 2012 Austrian Olympic Team

Paszek began the year at the Brisbane International. She lost in the first round to Ana Ivanovic.[26] In Sydney at the Apia International Sydney, Paszek was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Bojana Jovanovski. Ranked forty-five at the Australian Open, Paszek lost in the first round to twelfth seed Serena Williams.[27]

In Qatar at the Qatar Total Open, Paszek lost in the first round to qualifier Anne Keothavong.[28] Paszek was defeated in the first round of qualifying at the Dubai Tennis Championships by Anastasia Rodionova. Competing in Indian Wells at the BNP Paribas Open, Paszek recorded her first win of the season by defeating Anastasiya Yakimova in the first round.[29] In the second round, Paszek faced twenty-third seed Lucie Šafářová. Paszek retired trailing 6–3, 3–1 due to a right wrist injury.[30] In Miami at the Sony Ericsson Open, Paszek was up against Anna Tatishvili in the first round. Paszek was forced to retire trailing 6–4, 4–3 due to a back injury.[31]

Paszek began her clay-court season at the Estoril Open. In the first round, she lost to ninth seed Polona Hercog.[32] At the Mutua Madrid Open, Paszek was defeated in the first round by Spanish wildcard Sílvia Soler Espinosa. Seeded eighth at the Internationaux de Strasbourg, Paszek had her second win of the season by defeating Alberta Brianti in the first round.[33] She lost in the second round to Johanna Larsson.[34] Ranked fifty-two at the French Open, Paszek was defeated in the first round by twenty-eighth seed Peng Shuai.[35]

Paszek began her grass-court season at the Aegon Trophy. As the top seed, Paszek was defeated in the first round by Alison Riske.[36] Seeded twelfth at the Aegon Classic, Paszek lost in the first round to Anne Keothavong.[37] Paszek's final grass-court warm-up tournament before Wimbledon was the Aegon International. She advanced to her first WTA final since 2010 after wins over Marina Erakovic, eighth seed Daniela Hantuchová, Tsvetana Pironkova, and fourth seed and defending champion Marion Bartoli. In the final, Paszek upset fifth seed Angelique Kerber to win her third WTA title. Paszek was 3–5 down in the final set and saved five championship points.[38] Ranked thirty-seven at the Wimbledon Championships, Paszek upset former world No. 1 and seventh seed Caroline Wozniacki in the first round. This match lasted 3 hours and 12 minutes.[39] In the second round, she beat Alizé Cornet.[40] Then, she defeated Yanina Wickmayer [41] in the third round and twenty-first seed Roberta Vinci in the fourth round to reach the quarterfinals for the second year in a row.[42] Paszek lost in her quarterfinal match for the second successive year to second seed Victoria Azarenka.[43]

Representing Austria in the 2012 Summer Olympics, Paszek was defeated in the first round by Alizé Cornet.[44]

Paszek began her US Open series at the Rogers Cup. In the first round, she defeated Julia Görges.[45] In the second round, she faced top seed Victoria Azarenka. Azarenka retired at 3–3 in the first set due to a left knee injury.[46] In the third round, she beat Carla Suárez Navarro.[47] In the quarterfinals, Paszek lost to fifth seed and eventual champion Petra Kvitová.[48] In Cincinnati at the Western & Southern Open, Paszek was up against Sofia Arvidsson. Arvidsson won the first set 6–1. In the second set, Arvidsson was leading 2–1 before Paszek retired because of a migraine.[49] Her last tournament before the US Open was the New Haven Open at Yale. She lost in the first round to Sloane Stephens.[50] Seeded twenty-ninth at the US Open, Paszek was defeated in the first round by Olga Govortsova.[51]

In Korea at the Korea Open, Paszek reached the quarterfinals after wins over Carla Suárez Navarro and Korean wildcard Lee So-ra. She lost in her quarterfinal match to sixth seed Varvara Lepchenko.[52] In Tokyo at the Toray Pan Pacific Open, she defeated qualifier Camila Giorgi in the first round. In the second round, Paszek was defeated easily by top seed Victoria Azarenka.[53] Playing in Beijing at the China Open, Paszek got revenge on Olga Govortsova and beat her in the first round.[54] She lost in the second round to qualifier Elena Vesnina.[55] Seeded seventh at the Generali Ladies Linz, Paszek was defeated in the first round by qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands.[56] Her final tournament of the year was the BGL Luxembourg Open. Seeded seventh, she lost in the first round to Lucie Hradecká.[57]

Paszek ended the year ranked 30. This is her best season to date.

2013: Career-high singles ranking, downfall, injuriesEdit

Paszek began the year at the Brisbane International. She lost in the first round to Urszula Radwańska.[58] After Brisbane, Paszek competed at the Sydney International where she was defeated in the first round by Jelena Janković.[59] Seeded thirtieth at the Australian Open, Paszek achieved her first Australian Open victory since 2007 with an emphatic three-set victory over Stefanie Vögele in the first round.[60] However, in the second round, she was outplayed by American wildcard Madison Keys.[61]

After the Australian Open, Paszek went to Paris to play at the Open GDF Suez. She lost in the first round to lucky loser and eventual semifinalist Kiki Bertens.[62] In Qatar at the Qatar Total Open, Paszek had another first-round exit, losing to thirteenth seed Ana Ivanovic.[63] In March, she traveled to California to compete at the BNP Paribas Open. As the twenty-third seed, she got a first-round bye. She was defeated in the second round by American qualifier Mallory Burdette.[64] The week after Indian Wells, Paszek was in Miami playing at the Sony Open Tennis. As the twenty-sixth seed, she again got a first-round bye. However, she couldn't past the second round because she suffered a three-set loss at the hands of Simona Halep.[65]

Paszek's clay-court season began in Charleston at the Family Circle Cup. Seeded thirteenth, she retired in the first round after losing the first set 3–6 to American qualifier Grace Min due to a left neck injury.[66] Paszek returned from injury at the Portugal Open. She lost in the first round to Monica Niculescu.[67] Seeded second at the Internationaux de Strasbourg, Paszek was defeated in the first round by French wildcard Virginie Razzano.[68] Seeded twenty-eighth at the French Open, Paszek lost in the first round to Melanie Oudin.[69]

Paszek elected to contest at the Aegon Trophy where she was the top seed. She opened her grass-court season with a hard-fought win over wildcard Anne Keothavong in the first round.[70] However, she would progress no further as she was forced to retire against Alison Riske in their second-round encounter due to a hamstring injury.[71] At the Aegon Classic Paszek was seeded fourth and was given a first-round bye. She drew Riske again in the second round and lost.[72] Paszek entered the Aegon International as the defending champion, but again went out at the first hurdle, losing to fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki; she had to retire in the second set due to a thigh injury.[73] Her final grass-court event was the Wimbledon Championships where she was the twenty-eighth seed. She was defeated in the first round by Alexandra Cadanțu.[74] As a result, Paszek dropped out of the top 100.

Paszek started her US Open series at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford. She recorded her third win of the season when her opponent, qualifier Alla Kudryavtseva, retired during their first-round match due to heat illness.[75] She lost in the second round to sixth seed Varvara Lepchenko.[76] Her next tournament was the Southern California Open. Paszek suffered a double bagel thrashing in the first round at the hands of Daniela Hantuchová.[77] In Toronto at the Rogers Cup, Paszek lost a marathon match in the first round of qualifying to Anastasia Rodionova. For the last Grand Slam tournament of the year, the US Open, Paszek played qualifying in order to qualify for the main draw. She was defeated in the second round of qualifying by Andrea Hlaváčková.

After the US Open, Paszek entered the Challenge Bell in Quebec City. She lost in the first round to Christina McHale.[78] She then played two ITF events in the United States. The first tournament was the Coleman Vision Tennis Championships. Paszek got a three set victory over Olivia Rogowska in the first round. She was then defeated in the second round by eventual finalist Anna Tatishvili.[79] At the Party Rock Open, Paszek defeated Adriana Pérez in the first round. In the second, she lost to sixth seed, eventual finalist, and doubles partner CoCo Vandeweghe. However, she did capture the doubles title with Vandeweghe marking her first tournament win in either singles or doubles in 2013.[80] Her most impressive result of the year came in France at the Open GDF Suez Région Limousin, a $50,000 tournament. Unseeded, Paszek advanced to the final with wins over Johanna Konta, Andreea Mitu, Nina Zander, and Sílvia Soler Espinosa. However, her run came to an end as she lost in the final to Kristýna Plíšková.[81] Despite the loss, she climbed back inside the top-200 and recorded her first set of consecutive wins since the Hansol Korea Open. Competing at the Internationaux Féminins de la Vienne as a wildcard, Paszek beat Johanna Konta in the first round.[82] In the second round, she was defeated by fifth seed Alexandra Cadanțu. Playing in Great Britain at the Aegon GB Pro-Series, Paszek won a tough three set match over Andreea Mitu in the first round.[83] She was then defeated in the second round by seventh seed and eventual finalist Kristýna Plíšková. Her final tournament of the year was at the Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge in Dubai. After beating Storm Sanders in her first round match, she lost in the second round to second seed and compatriot Patricia Mayr-Achleitner.

Paszek ended 2013 ranked 181.

2014Edit

Paszek began her season at the ASB Classic. Playing as a wildcard, she lost in the first round to fifth seed Jamie Hampton.[84] Playing qualifying at the Australian Open, Paszek won her first round qualifying match over Australian wildcard and Bernard Tomic's sister Sara Tomic.[85] She was defeated in the second round of qualifying by Duan Yingying.[86] Having failed to defend the previous year's second round points, her ranking dropped outside the top 200.

Paszek elected to contest a $25,000 ITF event in Rancho Santa Fe. She won the tournament defeating Shuko Aoyama in the final.[87] The following week, she played another $25,000 ITF event, this time in Surprise, Arizona. She advanced to the final where she lost the final in a three-set thriller to fourth seed Jovana Jakšić.[88] Paszek wasn't able to convert on fourteen opportunities to win the match.[89] In Innisbrook, Florida at the Innisbrook Open, Paszek was defeated in the first round by Mathilde Johansson.

Beginning her preparation for the French Open at the Family Circle Cup, Paszek lost in the first round of qualifying to Jarmila Gajdošová.[90] In Poland at the BNP Paribas Katowice Open, Paszek retired during her second round of qualifying match to Aleksandra Krunić. At the Wiesbaden Tennis Open, Paszek reached the final where she was defeated by Ekaterina Alexandrova. At the 2014 Open GDF Suez de Cagnes-sur-Mer Alpes-Maritimes, Paszek lost in her quarterfinal match to fifth seed and eventual champion Sharon Fichman. Paszek qualified for the main draw at the French Open without dropping a set in all three qualifying matches. In the main draw, she was defeated in the second round by ninth seed Dominika Cibulková.[91]

Paszek started her grass-court season at the Aegon Trophy. She retired during her first-round match against British wildcard Naomi Broady. Getting through the qualifying rounds at the Aegon Classic, Paszek lost in the first round to Lauren Davis. In Eastbourne at the Aegon International, Paszek was defeated in the final round of qualifying by Hsieh Su-wei. Entering the Wimbledon Championships after coming through qualifying, Paszek lost in the first round to twenty-fourth seed Kirsten Flipkens.[92]

At the Lorraine Open 88 in Contrexéville, Paszek was defeated in the first round by fourth seed Johanna Larsson. Playing at the first edition of the BRD Bucharest Open, Paszek retired during her second round of qualifying match against Vanda Lukács.

Paszek kicked off the US Open Series at the Citi Open. She lost in the first round of qualifying to Emily Webley-Smith. In Montreal at the Rogers Cup, Paszek was defeated in the final round of qualifying to Heather Watson.[93] At the Western & Southern Open, Paszek lost in the first round of qualifying to Monica Puig.[94] Playing her final Grand Slam tournament of the year at the US Open, Paszek was defeated in the second round of qualifying by Irena Pavlovic.

Competing at the first edition of the Hong Kong Tennis Open, Paszek lost in the second round of qualifying to Zhang Kailin. In Austria at the Generali Ladies Linz, Paszek was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Kiki Bertens. Paszek played her final tournament of the season at the Open GDF Suez de Touraine in Joué-lès-Tours, France. Seeded third, she retired during her first-round match against Urszula Radwańska.

Paszek ended the season ranked 133.

WTA finalsEdit

Singles 4 (3 titles, 1 runner–up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (1–0)
International (2–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2006 Portorož, Slovenia Tier IV Hard   Maria Elena Camerin 7–5, 6–1
Loss 1–1 Sep 2008 Bali, Indonesia Tier III Hard   Patty Schnyder 3–6, 0–6
Win 2–1 Sep 2010 Québec, Canada International Carpet (i)   Bethanie Mattek-Sands 7–6(8–6), 2–6, 7–5
Win 3–1 Jun 2012 Eastbourne International, UK Premier Grass   Angelique Kerber 5–7, 6–3, 7–5

Grand Slam performance timelinesEdit

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Australian Open 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R Q2 A 1R 2–8
French Open 2R 1R 1R A 1R 1R 1R 2R Q3 Q1 2–7
Wimbledon 4R 1R 1R Q2 QF QF 1R 1R 1R 1R 11–9
US Open 4R 2R A 2R 1R 1R Q2 Q2 Q3 Q1 5–5
Win–Loss 8–4 1–4 0–3 1–2 4–4 4–4 1–3 1–2 0–1 0–2 20–29

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014–15 2016 W–L
Australian Open A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R A A 1–6
French Open 1R 1R 1R A 1R 1R 1R A A 0–6
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R A 1R 2R 2R A Q1 2–6
US Open 1R 2R A A 1R 3R A A A 3–4
Win–Loss 0–3 1–4 0–3 0–1 0–4 4–4 1–3 0–0 0–0 6–22

Wins over top playersEdit

Wins over reigning world No. 1Edit

Outcome No. Player Event Surface Round Score
Quarterfinalist 1   Ana Ivanovic 2008 Rogers Cup Hard 3rd round 6–2, 1–6, 6–2
Quarterfinalist 2   Victoria Azarenka 2012 Rogers Cup Hard 2nd round 3–3 ret.

Top 10 winsEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
2007
1.   Elena Dementieva No. 9 Wimbledon, London Grass 3rd round 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
2.   Patty Schnyder No. 10 US Open, New York Hard 3rd round 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–1)
2008
3.   Ana Ivanovic No. 1 Montreal, Canada Hard 3rd round 6–2, 1–6, 6–2
4.   Flavia Pennetta No. 10 Bali, Indonesia Hard Quarterfinals 4–6, 6–0, 6–2
5.   Daniela Hantuchová No. 8 Bali, Indonesia Hard Semifinals 6–2, 5–7, 6–4
2011
6.   Francesca Schiavone No. 7 Wimbledon, London Grass 3rd round 3–6, 6–4, 11–9
7.   Jelena Janković No. 10 Beijing, China Hard 1st round 7–5, 6–4
2012
8.   Marion Bartoli No. 9 Eastbourne, United Kingdom Grass Semifinals 4–6, 7–5, 6–4
9.   Angelique Kerber No. 8 Eastbourne, United Kingdom Grass Final 5–7, 6–3, 7–5
10.   Caroline Wozniacki No. 7 Wimbledon, London Grass 1st round 5–7, 7–6(7–4), 6–4
11.   Victoria Azarenka No. 1 Montreal Hard 2nd round 3–3 ret.

ReferencesEdit

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