Yanina Wickmayer

Yanina Wickmayer (born 20 October 1989) is a Belgian professional tennis player. She reached the semifinals at the 2009 US Open, and a career-high WTA ranking of world No. 12 on 19 April 2010. In doubles, she achieved a career-high of world No. 71 on 15 February 2010. She was awarded "Most Improved Player" by the WTA in 2009. In June 2011, Time magazine named her one of the "30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and Future".[1]

Yanina Wickmayer
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Country (sports) Belgium
ResidenceHasselt, Belgium
Born (1989-10-20) 20 October 1989 (age 31)
Lier, Belgium
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2004
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachGermain Gigounon
Prize money$5,175,884
Singles
Career record456–311 (59.5%)
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 12 (19 April 2010)
Current rankingNo. 145 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2010, 2015)
French Open3R (2010, 2011, 2016)
Wimbledon4R (2011)
US OpenSF (2009)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2012)
Doubles
Career record144–108 (57.1%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 71 (15 February 2010)
Current rankingNo. 99 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2010)
French Open2R (2017)
Wimbledon2R (2009, 2013)
US Open1R (2009)
Last updated on: 30 March 2020.

PersonalEdit

Wickmayer was born on 20 October 1989 to Marc Wickmayer and Daniella Dannevoye. She was introduced to tennis at the age of nine by friends at local courts.[2] Her mother died at an early age shortly thereafter.[3] She is named after Diego Maradona's youngest daughter Gianinna. The surname 'Wickmayer' traces back to Austria through her father Marc. Wickmayer who fluently speaks Dutch, English, and French, most admires former Belgian tennis player Kim Clijsters. In 2017, she announced that Clijsters would be working with her during the 2017 Wimbledon Championships.[4] On 16 July 2017, Wickmayer married long-time boyfriend and former professional football player Jérôme van der Zijl.[5]

Tennis careerEdit

2006Edit

Wickmayer obtained her first successes: three singles titles and two doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit.

2007Edit

 
Yanina Wickmayer in 2007

She continued her success on the ITF Circuit by winning several tournaments in Asia during the fall season (see external links). It was around this time that Wickmayer surpassed Caroline Maes as the No. 2 Belgian female tennis player. At the start of the year, she was No. 534 in the world, but by November 2007, was around No. 170. Wickmayer had won eight singles titles and seven doubles titles on the circuit. She was also selected by team captain Sabine Appelmans to represent the Belgium Fed Cup team at the Fed Cup. She lost to Venus Williams, 1–6, 2–6, in her World Group match, before winning one rubber and losing the other against Chinese opposition.

2008: First WTA finalEdit

In the 2008 Fed Cup tie versus Ukraine, Wickmayer sprang a surprise victory over reigning Australian Open women's doubles champion Kateryna Bondarenko.[6] Wickmayer qualified in singles for the French Open, but lost in the first round to Akgul Amanmuradova. She reached the final of the Birmingham Classic, but lost to Kateryna Bondarenko in a close three-setter.

At Wimbledon, Wickmayer lost in the first round to Ai Sugiyama in straight sets.

2009: US Open semifinalEdit

She started the new year with first-round losses in both Brisbane and the Australian Open. She won her first WTA Tour match of the year at Indian Wells, defeating Magdaléna Rybáriková in straight sets, before she lost to Daniela Hantuchová in the second round, despite holding two match points. She then lost her first-round matches in Miami and Charleston.

Wickmayer won her first WTA Tour singles title in Estoril. She beat third seed Sorana Cîrstea in three sets en route to the final, where she defeated Ekaterina Makarova. At the French Open, she was beaten by Samantha Stosur in the second round.

Wickmayer lost to a newly returned Maria Sharapova in the quarterfinals at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham. At the Ordina Open, Wickmayer reached both the singles final and the doubles final, losing to Tamarine Tanasugarn in the singles final. The doubles final was a close contest, in which she lost in three sets to an Italian pairing. At Wimbledon, she lost in the first round to Elena Vesnina.

During the summer hard-court season, Wickmayer reached the third round in Los Angeles, losing to Vera Zvonareva. She was defeated in the early rounds of her three other summer tournaments. At the US Open, she reached the semifinals,[7] losing to Caroline Wozniacki, in straight sets.

 
Yanina Wickmayer at the 2009 US Open

Wickmayer fell in the first round in Beijing to Alisa Kleybanova but qualified for the Tournament of Champions in Bali. Her next tournament was in Linz. She won through to the semifinals, where she upset top seed Flavia Pennetta for her biggest career win. She beat Petra Kvitová in the final, and as a result made it into the top 20 for the first time. One week later at the Luxembourg Open, she reached the semifinals where she was edged by Timea Bacsinszky, in three sets.

At her last tournament of the year in Bali, she was drawn into Group C. Wickmayer defeated Kimiko Date-Krumm in her first match in straight sets. As she was supposed to face Anabel Medina Garrigues next, she was disqualified from the tournament due to doping allegations.

On 1 October 2009, it was announced that Wickmayer and fellow Belgian tennis professional Xavier Malisse were to defend themselves before the Flemish anti-doping tribunal for failing to properly fill out their whereabouts. Wickmayer replied in a press release that the failure to follow procedure was due to her not being able to log on to the relevant website, not being able to contact the right people when needed, and not being in the country when written admonitions arrived by mail from the Flemish anti-doping authorities.[8] At the tribunal on 22 October 2009, the prosecution did not ask for a ban, but rather for a "principal restraint" of the facts that they were being accused of,[9] and as such it was expected that this would not cause any problems for either athlete. However, on 5 November 2009, the decision of the tribunal was announced: an effective one-year ban for both players.[10] Wickmayer, as well as Malisse, appealed this decision (in Brussels), which was initially overturned on 16 December 2009, after the appeal was granted.[11]

2010: Top 15 rankingEdit

 
Wickmayer at the 2010 US Open

Wickmayer accepted a wildcard into the first tournament of the year, the ASB Classic in Auckland. Seeded third, she reached the final defeating Julia Görges, Raluca Olaru, wildcard Kimiko Date-Krumm, and Shahar Pe'er. In the final, Wickmayer easily defeated top seed Flavia Pennetta.[12] Wickmayer won the tournament without dropping a set. This title was her first title of the year and third of her career. Due to Wickmayer's suspensions being lifted after the deadline for the Australian Open, Wickmayer was forced to enter the qualifying draw. After a nervous first-round qualifying, she easily won through to the main draw.[13] Being a dangerous floater, she drew Alexandra Dulgheru in the first round. In a match that included numerous rain delays, she prevailed in the third set tiebreaker.[14] In the second round, she defeated 12th seed Flavia Pennetta.[15] In the third round, she beat Sara Errani in three sets.[16] In the fourth round, Wickmayer lost in three sets to compatriot and former world No. 1, Justine Henin.[17] Despite the loss she moved up to a career-high of No. 15.

Wickmayer was selected to represent Belgium at the World Group II Fed Cup tie against Poland. She won both her rubbers against Marta Domachowska and Agnieszka Radwańska, thus allowing Kirsten Flipkens to secure the tie for Belgium with a win against Domachowska, to advance to the World Group playoff.[18] In her next two tournaments, the Open GDF Suez tournament in Paris and the Dubai Tennis Championships in Dubai, Wickmayer lost in first-round matches, in Paris to Petra Martić;[19] and in Dubai to Shahar Pe'er.[20] She fared better in the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, where she won two matches, before losing in the round of 16 to María José Martínez Sánchez.[21] She then traveled to Miami for the Sony Ericsson Open. Seeded 12th, Wickmayer reached the quarterfinals after wins over qualifier Elena Baltacha, wild card Petra Martić, and Timea Bacsinszky. She was defeated in the quarterfinals by 13th seed Marion Bartoli.[22] Despite her loss to Bartoli, her strong performance brought her to a new career-high ranking of world No. 13, moving to 12 without playing the next week.

Wickmayer was again selected to represent Belgium at the Fed Cup World Group playoff tie against Estonia. When Clijsters and Wickmayer won their singles rubbers on Saturday, Belgium was in a comfortable lead.[23] However, Clijsters had injured her foot and had to be replaced by Justine Henin, who herself had been injured earlier that week. Henin lost her rubber, so it fell on Wickmayer to bring home the tie during the fourth, which she did. At the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix held in Stuttgart, Wickmayer moved to the second round, before falling for the second consecutive time to fellow Belgian Justine Henin, 3–6, 5–7.[24] Her next tournament was the Italian Open in Rome, where she was the 11th seed. She defeated Karolina Šprem and Aravane Rezaï in the first two rounds, before losing to seventh seed and eventual finalist Jelena Janković in the third round, 2–6, 0–6.[25] Wickmayer pulled out of the Madrid Open citing a right elbow injury, and underwent surgery.[26] Though the French Open was only two weeks later, she managed to be fit in time and played there as 16th seed. She defeated Sandra Záhlavová in the first round 6–1, 6–1.[27] In the second round, she beat Sybille Bammer in three sets.[28] Wickmayer fell in the third round to 23rd seed Daniela Hantuchová.[29] Despite her recent injury, this was her best French Open performance to date.

Wickmayer started her grass-court season at the Aegon Classic. As the third seed, she reached the quarterfinals defeating qualifier Laura Robson and 14th seed Tamarine Tanasugarn. She was stunned in the quarterfinals by qualifier Alison Riske in three sets.[30] The next week, she had 200 ranking points to defend from her reaching the Ordina Open final last year. However, Wickmayer decided to play at the Aegon International. She was not seeded due to the strong players field. In the first round, Wickmayer lost easily to fifth seed Clijsters, 1–6, 1–6.[31] Wickmayer finished off her grass-court season by competing at the Wimbledon Championships. Seeded 15th in the main draw, Wickmayer beat wild card Alison Riske in the first round. This win marked her first main-draw win at Wimbledon. In the second round, she beat her doubles partner Kirsten Flipkens.[32] In the third round, Wickmayer was defeated by 21st seed and eventual finalist Vera Zvonareva, 6–4, 6–2.[33] The day before their second round match, Flipkens and Wickmayer played doubles together, which they lost in the first round to 13th seed Vera Dushevina/Ekaterina Makarova. Wickmayer also played mixed doubles with her compatriot Dick Norman. They lost in the first round to British wildcards Jonathan Marray/Anna Smith. After Wimbledon, she rose to world No. 16 once again, the third Belgian after Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin.

After Wimbledon, Wickmayer moved on to the US Open Series by playing at the Bank of the West Classic. As the seventh seed, Wickmayer made it to the quarterfinals beating Chan Yung-jan and Dominika Cibulková. In the quarterfinals, she lost in a close match to top seed Sam Stosur.[34] Wickmayer was seeded eighth at the Mercury Insurance Open, but fell in the first round to Svetlana Kuznetsova.[35] Seeded 12th at the Western & Southern Women's Open, Wickmayer reached the quarterfinals defeating qualifier Gréta Arn, Gisela Dulko, and eighth seed Li Na. In the quarterfinals, she was defeated by Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.[36] Seeded 13th at the Rogers Cup, Wickmayer lost in the second round to Ágnes Szávay.[37] Seeded fifth at the Pilot Pen Tennis, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Timea Bacsinszky, 6–3, 6–1.[38] Wickmayer was seeded 15th at the US Open, with semifinal ranking points to defend. Beating Alla Kudryavtseva, Julia Görges, and Patty Schnyder, she reached the fourth round where she lost to 31st seed Kaia Kanepi.[39] As a result, Wickmayer failed to defend her semifinalist points from last year.

Turning to the Asian events, Wickmayer competed at the Pan Pacific Open. She lost in the first round to 11th seed Marion Bartoli.[40]

2011: Continued successEdit

 
Wickmayer during the 2011 Fed Cup semifinals

Wickmayer returned to Auckland to defend her 2010 championship. Seeded second, she reached the final once again defeating Dinara Safina, qualifier Sabine Lisicki, Simona Halep, and Peng Shuai. In the final, Wickmayer lost to Gréta Arn.[41] At the Medibank International Sydney, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by fourth seed Samantha Stosur.[42] Seeded 21st at the Australian Open, Wickmayer lost in the second round to Latvian Anastasija Sevastova, 4–6, 2–6.[43]

After the Australian Open, Wickmayer played in the Fed Cup tie versus the United States. Wickmayer won both of her rubbers beating Bethanie Mattek-Sands, and [[Melanie Oudin]. Belgium beat the United States 4–1.[44] Next, Belgium will face the Czech Republic in the semifinals. Seeded seventh at the Open GdF Suez, Wickmayer made it to the quarterfinals by beating Elena Vesnina and Klára Zakopalová. Her quarterfinal match she lost to fourth seed and eventual champion Petra Kvitová, 7–5, 3–6, 6–7.[45] Wickmayer had a 5–3 lead in the third set, but Kvitová rallied to get the win. At the Dubai Tennis Championships, Wickmayer beat wildcard Bojana Jovanovski in the first round, in three sets.[46] In the second round, she stunned fifth seed Li Na.[47] In the match, Li Na wasted four match points; she led 6–2 in the second-set tiebreaker before Wickmayer reeled off the next six points to level the match and ultimately, win the match. In the third round, Wickmayer lost to ninth seed Shahar Pe'er.[48] Wickmayer's next event was the BNP Paribas Open, where she competed as the 23rd seed. She reached the semifinals after beating Melanie Oudin, 14th seed Kaia Kanepi, 25th seed Dominika Cibulková, and 10th seed Shahar Pe'er. In the semifinals, she lost to 15th seed Marion Bartoli 1–6, 3–6.[49] This was her first semifinal ever in Indian Wells. At the Sony Ericsson Open, Wickmayer was the 23rd seed. After a first-round bye, she was defeated in the second round by Elena Vesnina.

Wickmayer began her clay-court season at the Family Circle Cup. As the sixth seed, she reached the quarterfinals beating Zheng Jie and qualifier Anna Tatishvili. In the quarterfinals, she was defeated by top seed and eventual champion Caroline Wozniacki, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4.[50] After playing in Charleston, Wickmayer returned home to play in the Fed Cup semifinal tie versus the Czech Republic. Wickmayer won her first rubber over Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová. In her final rubber, Wickmayer lost to Petra Kvitová.[51] In the end, the Czech moved on to the Fed Cup final after beating Belgium 3–2.[52] At the Madrid Open, Wickmayer lost in the first round to world No. 39, Ekaterina Makarova. Ranked 24 at the Italian Open, Wickmayer reached the third round after wins over Angelique Kerber and 13th seed Ana Ivanovic. In the third round, she was defeated by top seed Caroline Wozniacki, 6–1, 7–6.[53] Wickmayer played her final tournament before the French Open at the Brussels Open. As the sixth seed, she reached the quarterfinals defeating qualifier Kaia Kanepi and qualifier Alison Van Uytvanck. In the quarterfinals, Wickmayer was up against top seed Caroline Wozniacki. Wozniacki led 2–0 in the first set when Wickmayer retired due to a back injury.[54] As the 21st seed at the French Open, Wickmayer had a good run to the third round beating Monica Niculescu, 6–0, 6–3, and Ayumi Morita, 6–4, 7–5. In the third round, she lost to 12th seed Agnieszka Radwańska, 4–6, 4–6.[55]

Wickmayer played only one grass-court tournament in preparation for Wimbledon. Seeded third at the UNICEF Open, she made it to the quarterfinals where she lost to seventh seed and eventual champion Roberta Vinci.[56] At Wimbledon, Wickmayer was the 19th seed. She made it to the fourth round beating Varvara Lepchenko, Anna Tatishvili, and 12th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova. In the fourth round, Wickmayer was defeated by eighth seed and eventual champion Petra Kvitová, 6–0, 6–2.[57]

During the summer, Wickmayer took part in the Rogers Cup, where she lost in the first round again to Roberta Vinci.[58] She then played Western & Southern Open as the 17th seed. Wickmayer lost in the second round to qualifier Petra Martić.[59] Seeded fourth at the Texas Tennis Open, she retired in the first round against Sofia Arvidsson with a back injury.[60] Seeded 20th at the US Open, Wickmayer won her first match against Sorana Cîrstea.[61] Wickmayer then withdrew in the second round against Alla Kudryavtseva due to the same back injury.[62] She then sat out the fall Asian tour.

Wickmayer ended the year ranked 26.

2012: Steady rankingEdit

 
Wickmayer hitting a forehand at the 2012 BNP Paribas Open

Wickmayer began her 2012 season by competing at the ASB Classic. Seeded seventh, she lost in the second round to Sara Errani.[63] As the top seed at the Moorilla Hobart International, Wickmayer reached the final beating Marina Erakovic, Australian wildcard Casey Dellacqua, Simona Halep, and sixth seed Shahar Pe'er. In the final, she was defeated by qualifier Mona Barthel.[64] Seeded twenty-eighth at the Australian Open, the first major of the season, Wickmayer lost in the first round to Galina Voskoboeva.[65]

Representing Belgium in the Fed Cup tie versus Serbia, Wickmayer won both of her rubbers over Bojana Jovanovski and Aleksandra Krunić. Despite both of her victories, Serbia beat Belgium 3–2.[66] Her next tournament was in Paris, at the Open GdF Suez. In the first round, she faced lucky loser Jill Craybas. Wickmayer won the first set 6–1, after which the American withdrew with a back injury, and was forced to retire.[67] In the second round, she faced another American, Christina McHale, and she won 6–2, 7–5.[68] In the quarterfinals, Wickmayer got past Mona Barthel to reach the semifinals.[69] In the semifinals, she lost to ninth seed and eventual champion Angelique Kerber in three sets.[70] Wickmayer then went on to play in Doha at the Qatar Total Open where she reached the quarterfinals defeating Ayumi Morita, seventh seed Francesca Schiavone, and Ksenia Pervak. She then lost in the quarterfinals to world No. 1 and eventual champion Victoria Azarenka in straight sets.[71] She then went into BNP Paribas Open with a lot of points to defend, after reaching the semi finals the year before. As the 22nd seed, she lost in the second round to Jarmila Gajdošová in three sets.[72] She plummeted from No. 24 to No. 33 the week after. At the Sony Ericsson Open, she reached the round of 16 after defeating Marina Erakovic in the second round and Kim Clijsters in the third round.[73] Wickmayer lost in the fourth round to fourth seed Caroline Wozniacki.[74]

Wickmayer began her clay-court season at the Family Circle Cup. As the 12th seed, she was defeated in the second round by qualifier Yaroslava Shvedova.[75] As the fourth seed at the Rabat Grand Prix, Wickmayer lost in the first round to Patricia Mayr-Achleitner.[76] At the Madrid Open, Wickmayer fell in the second round to Roberta Vinci 1–6, 2–6.[77] Competing at the Italian Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Iveta Benešová in a narrow three-setter.[78] In her final tournament before the French Open, the Brussels Open, she lost in the second round to fourth seed Dominika Cibulková.[79] At the French Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Tsvetana Pironkova.[80]

After the French Open, Wickmayer played at the Gastein Ladies, a clay-court event. As the second seed, she reached the final beating Mariana Duque-Mariño, Patricia Mayr-Achleitner, Yvonne Meusburger, and Mandy Minella. In the final, Wickmayer lost to seventh seed Alizé Cornet.[81] This was her second WTA final of 2012.

Wickmayer played only one grass-court tournament before Wimbledon. At the UNICEF Open, Wickmayer lost in the first round to qualifier Daria Gavrilova, 1–6, 2–6.[82] At the Wimbledon Championships, Wickmayer defeated 32nd seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the first round, in straight sets.[83] In the second round, she won a tight match against Galina Voskoboeva.[84] In the third round,she lost to Tamira Paszek, in three sets.[85]

Wickmayer started her US Open Series at the Bank of the West Classic. Seeded fifth, Wickmayer won her first-round match over Chang Kai-chen.[86] Wickmayer then beat Heather Watson in her second round match 5–7, 6–1, 6–4.[87] In the quarterfinals, Wickmayer upset second seed and last year finalist Marion Bartoli 6–3, 6–2.[88] In the semifinals, Wickmayer lost to American lucky loser and eventual finalist, CoCo Vandeweghe.[89] Seeded seventh at the Mercury Insurance Open, Wickmayer faced qualifier Chan Yung-jan in the first round. Chan won the first set 7–6. The match did not continue any further because Wickmayer retired due to a lower back injury.[90] Representing Belgium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wickmayer defeated Anabel Medina Garrigues in the first round5. In the second round, she lost to eighth seed Caroline Wozniacki.[91] At the Rogers Cup, Wickmayer lost in the first round to Roberta Vinci.[92] Wickmayer had a 5–2 lead in the third set before Vinci made a comeback to win the match. At the Western & Southern Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Sorana Cîrstea, in three sets.[93] As the fourth seed at the Texas Tennis Open, Wickmayer made it to the second round where she lost to qualifier Casey Dellacqua, 4–6, 3–6.[94] Seeded 25th at the US Open, she beat qualifier Julia Glushko in the first round.[95] In the second round, Wickmayer was defeated by world No. 90, Pauline Parmentier.[96]

After the US Open, Wickmayer competed at the Challenge Bell. As the second seed, Wickmayer reached the second round losing to qualifier Lauren Davis, 1–6, 1–6.[97] Playing at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by world No. 24, Jelena Janković. Wickmayer's final tournament of the year was at the China Open. In the first round, she lost to Peng Shuai.[98]

Wickmayer ended the year ranked 23.

2013: Struggles with formEdit

 
Wickmayer competing at the 2013 US Open

Wickmayer played her first tournament of the season at the ASB Classic. Seeded third, she advanced to the final after wins over Magdaléna Rybáriková, Romina Oprandi, Kirsten Flipkens, and eighth seed Mona Barthel. In the final, Wickmayer lost to top seed Agnieszka Radwańska.[99] Next, she played at the Apia International Sydney. Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by qualifier Galina Voskoboeva.[100] Seeded 20th at the Australian Open, she won her first two rounds over Australian wildcard Jarmila Gajdošová and Jana Čepelová. She lost her third-round match to 14th seed Maria Kirilenko.[101]

After the Australian Open, Wickmayer competed at the Open GdF Suez. She beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round.[102] She lost in the second round to French wildcard Kristina Mladenovic.[103] Playing in the Fed Cup tie versus Switzerland, Wickmayer beat Stefanie Vögele in her first rubber. In her final rubber, she lost to Romina Oprandi. Switzerland won the Fed Cup tie over Belgium 4–1.[104] At the Qatar Total Open, Wickmayer retired due to a low back injury during her first-round match versus 15th seed Roberta Vinci.[105] Seeded 30th and receiving a first-round bye at the BNP Paribas Open, Wickmayer beat qualifier Mirjana Lučić-Baroni in her second-round match.[106] In the third round, she lost to fourth seed Angelique Kerber.[107] Seeded 31st at the Sony Open Tennis, Wickmayer again got a first-round bye. In the second round, she was defeated by Ayumi Morita.[108] Seeded sixth at the Monterrey Open, Wickmayer lost in the second round to Monica Niculescu.[109]

Wickmayer began her clay-court season at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. She was defeated in the first round by qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands.[110] Competing at the Portugal Open, Wickmayer lost in the second round to fourth seed and eventual finalist, Carla Suárez Navarro.[111] At the Madrid Open, she lost in the first round to eighth seed Petra Kvitová.[112] At the Italian Open, Wickmayer lost in the second round to lucky loser Lourdes Domínguez Lino.[113] Playing in her final tournament before the French Open at the Brussels Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Jamie Hampton.[114] Ranked 41 at the French Open, Wickmayer lost in the first round to qualifier Anna Karolína Schmiedlová.

Wickmayer began her grass-court campaign at the Aegon Classic. As the ninth seed, she lost in the second round to Mirjana Lučić-Baroni.[115] Wickmayer played her final tournament before Wimbledon at the Aegon International. She reached the semifinals with wins over Christina McHale, fourth seed Petra Kvitová, and sixth seed Maria Kirilenko. She lost her semifinal match to Elena Vesnina.[116] Ranked 40 at the Wimbledon Championships, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Vesna Dolonc.[117]

Wickmayer started her US Open Series at the Bank of the West Classic. She lost in the first round to Daniela Hantuchová.[118] At the Citi Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by fourth seed Alizé Cornet.[119] Playing at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Wickmayer lost in the second round to third seed Agnieszka Radwańska.[120] At the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Wickmayer lost in the first round to lucky loser Monica Niculescu.[121] Wickmayer played her final tournament before the US Open at the New Haven Open at Yale. She was defeated in the final round of qualifying by Alison Riske.[122] Ranked 57 at the US Open, Wickmayer lost in the first round to 14th seed Maria Kirilenko.[123]

In October, Wickmayer competed at the Linz Open in Austria. She lost in the first round to third seed and eventual finalist, Ana Ivanovic.[124] At the Luxembourg Open, Wickmayer lost in the second round to qualifier Katarzyna Piter.[125] However, in doubles, she and Stephanie Vogt won the title beating Kristina Barrois/Laura Thorpe in the final.[126] This was Wickmayer's first WTA doubles title.

Wickmayer had great results at the last two tournaments she played in 2013. Seeded second at the Nanjing Open, she reached the semifinals defeating Yaroslava Shvedova, Chinese wildcard Yafan Wang, and Anna-Lena Friedsam. She ended losing her semifinal match to third seed Zhang Shuai.[127] Wickmayer's final tournament of the year was the Taipei Open. As the second seed, she reached the final after beating qualifier Chan Chin-wei, Olga Govortsova, Zheng Saisai, and Luksika Kumkhum. In the final, Wickmayer was defeated by compatriot Alison Van Uytvanck.[128] Nevertheless, this was Wickmayer's best result of the year.

Wickmayer ended the year ranked 59.

2014: Diagnosed with Lyme diseaseEdit

 
Wickmayer during day 3 of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships

Wickmayer began the 2014 season at the ASB Classic. Despite Wickmayer reached the final last year, she lost in the first round to qualifier Kristýna Plíšková.[129] Next, Wickmayer played at the Hobart International. In the first round, she faced Laura Robson. Even though she lost the first set, Wickmayer led in the second set when Robson retired due to a left wrist injury.[130] In the second round, she was up against qualifier Garbiñe Muguruza. Muguruza led 4–1 in the first set when Wickmayer retired due to a viral illness.[131] Ranked sixty-three at the Australian Open, Wickmayer beat Dinah Pfizenmaier in the first round.[132] In the second round, she lost to Alison Riske.[133]

Wickmayer had a great result at the Qatar Open. She reached the quarterfinals beating Andrea Petkovic, eighth seed Caroline Wozniacki, and Jana Čepelová. She lost in her quarterfinal match to second seed Agnieszka Radwańska.[134] Competing at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Wickmayer was defeated in the second round by top seed and eventual champion Dominika Cibulková.[135] In Indian Wells at the BNP Paribas Open, Wickmayer lost in the second round to twenty-sixth seed Lucie Šafářová.[136] Playing at the Sony Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Varvara Lepchenko.[137] In Poland at the Katowice Open, Wickmayer lost in the first round to Alexandra Cadanţu.[138]

Starting her clay-court season at the Portugal Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the second round by fourth seed Roberta Vinci.[139] Seeded No. 1 at the Open GdF Suez de Cagnes-sur-Mer, she was stunned in the first round by qualifier Richèl Hogenkamp.[140] Seeded fourth at the Sparta Prague Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by qualifier Madison Brengle.[141] Ranked 64 at the French Open, Wickmayer upset 13th seed Caroline Wozniacki in the first round.[142][143] In the second round, she lost to Sílvia Soler Espinosa.[144]

Wickmayer began grass-court season at the Aegon Classic. She upset 10th seed Bojana Jovanovski in the first round.[145] In the second round, she lost to CoCo Vandeweghe.[146] In Rosmalen at the Topshelf Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by fifth seed Andrea Petkovic.[147] Ranked 69 at the Wimbledon Championships, Wickmayer upset 17th seed Sam Stosur in the first round.[148] In the second round, she lost to qualifier Ana Konjuh.[149]

Wickmayer started her preparation for the US Open at the Bank of the West Classic. In the first round, she faced qualifier Carol Zhao. Zhao won the first set 6–4; she was leading 1–0 in the second set when Wickmayer retired due to viral illness.[150] Wickmayer qualified for the main draw at the Rogers Cup beating Verónica Cepede Royg and Kristina Mladenovic. In the first round, she was defeated by lucky loser Karolína Plíšková.[151] Wickmayer qualified for the Western & Southern Open defeating Alison Van Uytvanck and Julia Görges. In the first round, she lost to fourteenth seed Sara Errani.[152] In Connecticut at the Connecticut Open, Wickmayer lost in the second round of qualifying to Timea Bacsinszky. Ranked sixty-four at the US Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Belinda Bencic.[153]

Wickmayer competed at the first edition of the Hong Kong Open. As the sixth seed, she defeated qualifier Elizaveta Kulichkova in the first round.[154] In the second round, Wickmayer lost to Zheng Saisai.[155] In Korea at the Korea Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the second round by fourth seed Magdaléna Rybáriková.[156]

Late into the season, Wickmayer became aware that she was fighting Lyme disease for around five months. Initially, it was thought she had an allergic infection but further examination led to the Lyme disease diagnosis. Plans to participate in more tournaments in Asia were cancelled. She ended the season recuperating and taking medication.[157][158]

Wickmayer ended the year ranked 67.

2015: 4th WTA titleEdit

 
Wickmayer at the 2015 French Open

Wickmayer started the year at the ASB Classic. She lost in the first round to wildcard Taylor Townsend.[159] Playing in Sydney at the Apia International Sydney, Wickmayer lost in the first round of qualifying to Tímea Babos. In Melbourne at the Australian Open, Wickmayer upset 23rd seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round.[160] In the second round, she beat Lara Arruabarrena. In the third round, Wickmayer upset 14th seed Sara Errani to reach the fourth round for the first time since 2010.[161] In the fourth round, she lost to third seed Simona Halep.[162]

As a wildcard at the Diamond Games, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová.[163] In Mexico at the Monterrey Open, Wickmayer lost in the first round to fourth seed and eventual champion, Timea Bacsinszky.[164] Playing in Indian Wells at the BNP Paribas Open, Wickmayer lost in the second round to second seed Maria Sharapova.[165] At the Miami Open, she was defeated in the first round by Sloane Stephens.[166] Competing in Poland at the Katowice Open, Wickmayer lost in the first round to top seed and home crowd favorite Agnieszka Radwańska.[167]

Wickmayer began clay-court season at the Prague Open. She reached the semifinals with wins over eighth seed Camila Giorgi, Aleksandra Krunić, and qualifier Danka Kovinić. Wickmayer then fell in her semifinal match to top seed Karolína Plíšková.[168] Seeded sixth at the Empire Slovak Open, she was defeated in the second round by Jeļena Ostapenko. In Germany at the Nürnberger Versicherungscup, her final tournament before the French Open, Wickmayer lost in the first round to Evgeniya Rodina.[169] At the French Open, she lost in the first round to 19th seed Elina Svitolina.[170]

Wickmayer began grass-court season by competing at the first edition of the Aegon Open Nottingham. In the first round, she beat fourth seed Karin Knapp.[171] In the second round, she defeated Bojana Jovanovski.[172] In the quarterfinals, Wickmayer faced fifth seed Alison Riske. Riske led 6–2, 2–0 before Wickmayer had to retire due to illness.[173] Wickmayer lost in the final round of qualifying at the Aegon Classic to Kateryna Bondarenko. In Eastbourne at the Aegon International, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round of qualifying by 15th seed Christina McHale. In Wimbledon, Wickmayer lost in the first round to Elizaveta Kulichkova.[174]

After Wimbledon, Wickmayer competed at the İstanbul Cup. She was defeated in the first round by fourth seed Alizé Cornet.[175]

Wickmayer started her US Open Series at the Rogers Cup. She advanced to the main draw after wins over Donna Vekić and eighth seed Julia Görges. In the first round, she was defeated by fellow qualifier Lesia Tsurenko.[176] Seeded fourth at the Odlum Brown Vancouver Open, Wickmayer reached the semifinals with wins over Canadian wildcard Gabriela Dabrowski, qualifier Julia Glushko, and Nao Hibino. In her semifinal match, she lost to seventh seed and eventual champion Johanna Konta.[177] Ranked ninety-two at the US Open, Wickmayer beat 2010 French Open champion, Francesca Schiavone, in the first round. In the second round, she lost to 20th seed Victoria Azarenka.[178]

After the US Open, Wickmayer competed at the Japans Open. She reached the final after defeating Kateřina Siniaková, fifth seed Johanna Larsson, Kateryna Bondarenko, and seventh seed Ajla Tomljanović. In the final, Wickmayer beat Magda Linette.[179] This was her first WTA singles title win since 2010. Wickmayer continued her good form at the Guangzhou International Open. She advanced to the semifinals beating Magda Linette, Monica Puig, and sixth seed and defending champion Monica Niculescu. Wickmayer was defeated in the semifinals by fourth seed Jelena Janković.[180] Wickmayer lost in the first round of qualifying at the Generali Ladies Linz to Jana Čepelová. In Luxembourg at the Luxembourg Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by seventh seed Barbora Strýcová. Her final tournament of the year was at the Carlsbad Classic, which was a new tournament added to the WTA 125K series. As the top seed, Wickmayer reached the final defeating Julia Boserup, Kristie Ahn, CiCi Bellis, and Maria Sakkari. In the final, she beat fifth seed Nicole Gibbs to win her first WTA 125k tournament title.[181]

Wickmayer ended the year ranked 49.

2016: 5th WTA titleEdit

 
Wickmayer holding the trophy after winning the 2016 Citi Open, her fifth WTA title

Wickmayer began the year at Brisbane International. In the first round, she lost to Dominika Cibulková.[182] Playing in Sydney at the Sydney International, Wickmayer was defeated in the second round of qualifying by Lauren Davis. Ranked 41 at the Australian Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Magdaléna Rybáriková.[183]

In February, Wickmayer competed in Russia at the St. Petersburg Trophy. She beat Jeļena Ostapenko in the first round.[184] She fell in the next round to second seed and eventual champion, Roberta Vinci.[185] Seeded eighth at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Wickmayer reached the semifinals where she lost to second seed Sloane Stephens.[186] At the Monterrey Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the second round by fourth seed Johanna Konta.[187] Competing at the BNP Paribas Open, Wickmayer lost in the second round to 26th seed Sam Stosur.[188] After Indian Wells, Wickmayer played at the San Antonio Open, one of the 2016 WTA 125k tournaments. Seeded fourth, she lost in the first round to Lauren Davis.[189] In Miami, Wickmayer won her first-round match over Karin Knapp. In the second round, she upset 11th seed Lucie Šafářová.[190] In the third round, she was defeated by wildcard Heather Watson.[191]

Wickmayer began her clay-court season at the İstanbul Cup. Seeded second, she lost in the first round to Andreea Mitu.[192] Seeded eighth at the Prague Open, Wickmayer lost in the first round to Camila Giorgi.[193] At the Madrid Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by 12th seed Elina Svitolina.[194] In her final tournament before Roland Garros at the Italian Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by 11th seed Timea Bacsinszky.[195] Wickmayer had a great run at the French Open. In the first round, she beat Alexandra Dulgheru. In the second, she upset 27th seed Ekaterina Makarova.[196] In the third round, she lost to fourth seed and eventual champion, Garbiñe Muguruza.[197]

Wickmayer began her grass-court season at the Aegon Open Nottingham. Seeded fifth, she was defeated in the first round by lucky loser Andrea Hlaváčková.[198] After Nottingham, Wickmayer played at the Aegon Classic Birmingham. In the first round, she defeated Caroline Wozniacki.[199] In the second round, she upset ninth seed Johanna Konta.[200] In the quarterfinals, she lost to CoCo Vandeweghe.[201] In Eastbourne at the Aegon International, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Kristina Mladenovic.[202] Ranked 46 at the Wimbledon Championships, Wickmayer lost in the first round to 15th seed Karolína Plíšková.[203]

Wickmayer started her US Open Series at the Citi Open where she was the seventh seed. She reached the final after wins over Madison Brengle, Zhang Shuai, fourth seed Kristina Mladenovic, and sixth seed Yulia Putintseva. In the final, she defeated Lauren Davis in straight sets.[204] This was Wickmayer's fifth career WTA Tour singles title. In doubles, partnering with Monica Niculescu, she and Niculescu both won the 2016 Citi Open doubles title defeating Shuko Aoyama/Risa Ozaki in the final.[205] Ranked 36 at the Rogers Cup, Wickmayer lost in the first round to qualifier Kristina Kučová.[206] Representing Belgium at the Rio Olympics, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Barbora Strýcová.[207] In doubles, she teamed with Flipkens. They reached the second round where they lost to fourth seeds Muguruza/Suárez Navarro.[208] Ranked 38 at the US Open, Wickmayer lost in the first round to Julia Görges.[209]

After the US Open, Wickmayer turned toward the fall Asian tour. She first played at the Japan Open, where she was the second seed and the defending champion. Wickmayer lost her first-round match to Viktorija Golubic.[210] As a result, Wickmayer failed to defend her title. Her ranking fell from 39 to 51. In Tokyo at the Pan Pacific Open, she was defeated in the first round by qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich.[211] After Tokyo, Wickmayer competed at the Wuhan Open. She lost in the second round to seventh seed Carla Suárez Navarro.[212] In Beijing at the China Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the second round by fourth seed Simona Halep.[213] Wickmayer's final tournament of the year was the Luxembourg Open where she lost in the first round to Anna Karolína Schmiedlová.

Wickmayer ended the year ranked 51.

2017: Out of the top 100Edit

Wickmayer began the year at the ASB Classic. She beat Johanna Larsson in the first round.[214] In the second round, she lost to eighth seed and eventual finalist Ana Konjuh.[215] At the Australian Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Lucie Šafářová.[216] Šafářová saved a total of nine match points to defeat Wickmayer.[217]

In February, she played for Belgium in the Fed Cup tie versus Romania. Wickmayer only played one rubber, and she won, beating Sorana Cîrstea.[218] In the end, Belgium defeated Romania 3–1.[219] Seeded fifth at the Hungarian Ladies Open, Wickmayer reached the quarterfinals where she lost to third seed Julia Görges.[220] The week after the tournament in Budapest, Wickmayer played at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, where she was defeated in the first round by wildcard Daniela Hantuchová.[221] In March, Wickmayer played at the BNP Paribas Open. She won her first-round match over Laura Siegemund.[222] She lost in the second round to 24th seed Daria Gavrilova.[223] Wickmayer was defeated in the first round at the Miami Open to Lucie Šafářová.[224]

Competing at the Rabat Grand Prix, her first clay-court season tournament of the year, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Ekaterina Makarova.[225] Seeded second at the Open de Cagnes-sur-Mer, Wickmayer lost in the first round to qualifier Katarina Zavatska.[226] As the top seed at the Slovak Open, Wickmayer made it to the quarterfinals where she was defeated by sixth seed and eventual champion, Markéta Vondroušová. Wickmayer played her final tournament before the French Open at the Nürnberger Versicherungscup. There, she lost in the second round to second seed Yulia Putintseva.[227] Ranked 69 at the French Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by 26th seed Daria Kasatkina.[228]

Wickmayer began her grass-court season at the Aegon Open Nottingham. In the first round, she beat qualifier Elizaveta Kulichkova.[229] In the second round, she lost to top seed and eventual finalist Johanna Konta.[230] At the Mallorca Open, Wickmayer lost in the final round of qualifying to Ons Jabeur. Ranked 96 at Wimbledon, she beat Kateryna Bondarenko in the first round.[231] In the second round, she lost to 14th seed and eventual champion Garbiñe Muguruza.[232]

In Vancouver at the Vancouver Open, Wickmayer lost in the second round to Canadian wildcard Carol Zhao despite bageling her in the first set.[233] Ranked 129 for the US Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the second round by qualifier Kaia Kanepi.[234]

Wickmayer had her best tournament result of the season at the Guangzhou International Open. She made it all the way to the semifinals beating qualifier Lesley Kerkhove, top seed Peng Shuai, and sixth seed Alizé Cornet. She was stopped in her semifinal match by Aleksandra Krunić.[235] At the Upper Austria Ladies Linz, Wickmayer lost in the second round of qualifying to Sofya Zhuk. Wickmayer qualified for the Luxembourg Open defeating Eléonora Molinaro, Alexandra Cadanțu, and Antonia Lottner. In the first round, she lost to Heather Watson.[236] In Poitiers at the Internationaux Féminins de la Vienne, Wickmayer was defeated in the quarterfinals by Belinda Bencic. Seeded fifth at the Hua Hin Championships, she won her first-round match over Vera Zvonareva.[237] She lost in the second round to Luksika Kumkhum.[238] Seeded fifth at the Taipei Challenger, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by qualifier Vitalia Diatchenko. Wickmayer's final tournament of the year was at the Mumbai Open. Seeded third, she lost in the quarterfinals to Sabina Sharipova.[239]

Wickmayer ended the year ranked 112.

2018: Continued struggles with form, injuryEdit

 
Wickmayer at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships

Wickmayer began her season at the Australian Open. She lost in the second round of qualifying to Australian wildcard Priscilla Hon.[240]

After the Australian Open, Wickmayer competed at the first edition of the Newport Beach Challenger in California where she was defeated in the first round by seventh seed Ajla Tomljanović. Seeded second at the 25k tournament in Surprise, Wickmayer won the title defeating Ann Li, Ashley Kratzer, eighth seed Julia Boserup, seventh seed Marie Bouzkova, and Ana Sofía Sánchez.[241] Seeded fifth at the 25k tournament in Rancho Santa Fe, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Danielle Lao. At the Indian Wells Challenger, Wickmayer beat sixth seed Francesca Schiavone and Sofia Kenin to advance to the quarterfinals. She lost her quarterfinal match to the fourth seed and eventual finalist Kateryna Bondarenko.[242] Wickmayer qualified for the BNP Paribas Open defeating 24th seed Viktorija Golubic and Jil Teichmann. She won her first WTA Tour match of the season by beating American wildcard Kayla Day in the first round.[243] She lost in the second round to 26th seed Daria Gavrilova.[244] Wickmayer was defeated in the final round of qualifying at the Miami Open to Monica Niculescu.[245]

Seeded sixth at the Zhengzhou Open, Wickmayer reached the semifinals after wins over Vera Zvonareva, Chinese wildcard Wang Xiyu, and qualifier Mai Minokoshi. She lost in her semifinal match to fourth seed Wang Yafan.[246] Seeded fourth at the Industrial Bank Cup, Wickmayer advanced to the quarterfinals where she was defeated by fifth seed Naomi Broady. Seeded third at the Kunming Open, Wickmayer won her first two rounds over qualifier Natalija Kostić and Sabina Sharipova. She lost in the quarterfinals to eventual champion Irina Khromacheva.[247] Seeded seventh at the Empire Slovak Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Françoise Abanda. Ranked 105 at the French Open, Wickmayer lost in the first round to Sam Stosur.[248]

Seeded fourth at the Surbiton Trophy, her first grass-court tournament of the year, Wickmayer beat both Bojana Jovanovski Petrović and qualifier Victoria Duval to reach the quarterfinals where Harriet Dart defeated her.[249] At the Nottingham Open, Wickmayer suffered a first-round loss at the hands of British wildcard Katie Boulter.[250] Ranked 101 at the Wimbledon Championships, Wickmayer had two comfortable victories over Germans Mona Barthel and Andrea Petkovic. However, she lost her third-round match to Donna Vekić.[251]

In Montreal at the Rogers Cup, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round of qualifying by American Caroline Dolehide. Seeded second at the Odlum Brown Vancouver Open, Wickmayer lost in the second round to Rebecca Marino.[252] At the US Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by fifth seed Petra Kvitová.[253]

Wickmayer ended her 2018 season before the start of the Asian swing due to injuries.[254] She ended the season ranked 113.

2019Edit

Wickmayer began her season at the Brisbane International. She lost in the first round of qualifying to Australian wildcard Zoe Hives. At the Australian Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Kaja Juvan.[255]

Seeded 11th at the Newport Beach Challenger, Wickmayer suffered a second-round loss at the hands of Allie Kiick.[256] Seeded sixth at the Dow Tennis Classic, Wickmayer beat both Lu Jiajing and qualifier Ann Li to reach the quarterfinals. She was defeated in her quarterfinal match by qualifier Robin Anderson.[257] As the top seed at the GB Pro-Series Shrewsbury, Wickmayer reached the final after wins over Lesley Kerkhove, qualifier Jessika Ponchet, British wildcard and defending champion Maia Lumsden, and Harmony Tan. She lost in the final to second seed Vitalia Diatchenko. At the Indian Wells Challenger, Wickmayer lost in the second round to second seed Alison Riske.[258] Wickmayer was defeated in the final round of qualifying at the BNP Paribas Open to Misaki Doi.[259] Playing at the first edition of the Abierto Zapopan, Wickmayer was defeated in the second round by seventh seed Kristýna Plíšková.[260] In Miami, Wickmayer qualified for the main draw beating Veronika Kudermetova and Kristýna Plíšková. She won her first-round match over Sachia Vickery.[261] In the second round, Wickmayer pushed top seed Naomi Osaka to three sets, but she ended losing the match.[262]

2020Edit

Wickmayer kicked off her 2020 season at the ASB Classic. She lost in the first round of qualifying to Nao Hibino. At the Australian Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the second round of qualifying to Ann Li.[263]

Seeded 12th at the Newport Beach Challenger, Wickmayer retired during her third-round match against fifth seed Madison Brengle due to a lower back injury.[264] Seeded fifth at the Dow Tennis Classic, Wickmayer reached the quarterfinal round where she lost to American wildcard Irina Falconi.[265] Competing at the first edition of the Kentucky Open in Nicholasville, Wickmayer fell in the quarterfinal round to third seed Madison Brengle. As the top seed at the Shoebacca Women's Open in Rancho Santa Fe, California, Wickmayer made it to the semifinals where she was defeated by fifth seed Rebecca Šramková. Playing at the Indian Wells Challenger, Wickmayer lost in the quarterfinal round to 13th seed and eventual finalist Misaki Doi.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 11 (5 titles, 6 runner-ups)Edit

Legend (pre/post 2010)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (5–6)
Finals by surface
Hard (4–3)
Grass (0–2)
Clay (1–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2008 Birmingham Classic, United Kingdom Tier III Grass   Kateryna Bondarenko 6–7(7–9), 6–3, 6–7(4–7)
Win 1–1 May 2009 Portugal Open, Portugal International Clay   Ekaterina Makarova 7–5, 6–2
Loss 1–2 Jun 2009 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands International Grass   Tamarine Tanasugarn 3–6, 5–7
Win 2–2 Oct 2009 Generali Ladies Linz, Austria International Hard   Petra Kvitová 6–3, 6–4
Win 3–2 Jan 2010 Auckland Open, New Zealand International Hard   Flavia Pennetta 6–3, 6–2
Loss 3–3 Jan 2011 Auckland Open, New Zealand International Hard   Gréta Arn 3–6, 3–6
Loss 3–4 Jan 2012 Hobart International, Australia International Hard   Mona Barthel 1–6, 2–6
Loss 3–5 Jun 2012 Gastein Ladies, Austria International Clay   Alizé Cornet 5–7, 6–7(1–7)
Loss 3–6 Jan 2013 Auckland Open, New Zealand International Hard   Agnieszka Radwańska 4–6, 4–6
Win 4–6 Sep 2015 Japan Women's Open, Tokyo International Hard   Magda Linette 4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Win 5–6 Jul 2016 Washington Open, United States International Hard   Lauren Davis 6–4, 6–2

Doubles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–1)
International (2–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–1)
Grass (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2009 Rosmalen Championships,
Netherlands
International Grass   Michaëlla Krajicek   Sara Errani
  Flavia Pennetta
4–6, 7–5, [11–13]
Win 1–1 Oct 2013 Luxembourg Open,
Luxembourg
International Hard (i)   Stephanie Vogt   Kristina Barrois
  Laura Thorpe
7–6(7–2), 6–4
Win 2–1 Jul 2016 Washington Open,
United States
International Hard   Monica Niculescu   Shuko Aoyama
  Risa Ozaki
6–4, 6–3
Loss 2–2 Sep 2019 Zhengzhou Open,
China
Premier Hard   Tamara Zidanšek   Nicole Melichar
  Květa Peschke
1–6, 6–7(2–7)

WTA 125K series finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2013 Taipei Open, Taiwan Carpet (i)   Alison Van Uytvanck 4–6, 2–6
Win 1–1 Nov 2015 Carlsbad Classic, United States Hard   Nicole Gibbs 6–3, 7–6(7–4)

Doubles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Mar 2018 Indian Wells Challenger, United States Hard   Taylor Townsend   Jennifer Brady
  Vania King
6–4, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Apr 2018 Zhengzhou Women's Open, China Hard   Naomi Broady   Duan Yingying
  Wang Yafan
6–7(5–7), 3–6
Loss 1–2 Jan 2019 Newport Beach Challenger, United States Hard   Taylor Townsend   Hayley Carter
  Ena Shibahara
3–6, 6–7(1–7)
Loss 1–3 Mar 2019 Indian Wells Challenger, United States Hard   Taylor Townsend   Kristýna Plíšková
  Evgeniya Rodina
6–7(7–9), 4–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 19 (11 titles, 8 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 May 2006 ITF Edinburgh, Scotland 10,000 Clay   Mari Andersson 6–0, 1–6, 3–6
Win 1–1 Aug 2006 ITF Koksijde, Belgium 10,000 Clay   Kristina Steiert 6–4, 6–1
Win 2–1 Nov 2006 ITF Florianópolis, Brazil 10,000 Clay   Estefania Craciún 6–1, 6–0
Win 3–1 Nov 2006 ITF Córdoba, Argentina 10,000 Clay   Teliana Pereira 6–1, 6–7(4–7), 6–0
Loss 3–2 Apr 2007 ITF Torhout, Belgium 10,000 Hard   Claire Feuerstein 4–6, 4–6
Win 4–2 Jul 2007 ITF Les Contamines, France 25,000 Hard   Julie Coin 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
Win 5–2 Oct 2007 ITF Hamanako, Japan 25,000 Carpet   Junri Namigata 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Loss 5–3 Nov 2007 ITF Taoyuan City, Taiwan 50,000 Hard   Akiko Morigami 4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Win 6–3 Nov 2007 ITF Taizhou, China 25,000 Hard   Han Xinyun 6–2, 6–2
Win 7–3 Nov 2007 ITF Kunming, China 50,000 Hard   Urszula Radwańska 7–5, 6–4
Loss 7–4 Mar 2008 ITF New Delhi, India 50,000 Hard   Ekaterina Dzehalevich 6–2, 3–6, 2–6
Loss 7–5 Apr 2008 ITF Monzón, Spain 75,000 Hard   Petra Kvitová 6–2, 4–6, 5–7
Win 8–5 May 2008 ITF Indian Harbour Beach, United States 50,000 Clay   Bethanie Mattek 6–4, 7–5
Win 9–5 Feb 2009 ITF Surprise, United States 25,000 Hard   Julia Vakulenko 6–7(0–7), 6–3, 4–3 ret.
Loss 9–6 Mar 2009 Clearwater Open, United States 50,000 Hard   Julie Coin 6–3, 1–1 ret.
Loss 9–7 Mar 2009 Saint-Gaudens Open, France 50,000 Clay   Anastasiya Yakimova 5–7, 6–7(0–7)
Win 10–7 Oct 2010 ITF Torhout, Belgium 100,000 Hard   Simona Halep 6–3, 6–2
Win 11–7 Feb 2018 ITF Surprise, United States (2) 25,000 Hard   Ana Sofía Sánchez 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 11–8 Feb 2019 GB Pro-Series Shrewsbury, England 60,000 Hard (i)   Vitalia Diatchenko 7–5, 1–6, 4–6

Doubles: 20 (12 titles, 8 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$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 Nov 2006 ITF Itajaí, Brazil 10,000 Clay   Teliana Pereira   Fernanda Hermenegildo
  Monika Kochanová
6–3, 6–3
Win 2–0 Nov 2006 ITF Córdoba, Argentina 10,000 Clay   Teliana Pereira   Florencia Molinero
  Veronika Spiegel
7–5, 6–4
Win 3–0 May 2007 ITF Trivandrum, India 10,000 Clay   Lauren Albanese   Nicole Clerico
  Ágnes Szatmári
3–6, 7–5, 6–0
Win 4–0 Jul 2007 ITF Vaihingen, Germany 25,000 Clay   Ekaterina Dzehalevich   Darija Jurak
  Carmen Klaschka
6–3, 6–2
Win 5–0 Jul 2007 ITF Les Contamines, France 25,000 Hard   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova   Petra Cetkovská
  Sandra Záhlavová
w/o
Loss 5–1 Aug 2007 ITF Coimbra, Portugal 25,000 Hard   Magdalena Kiszczyńska   Kira Nagy
  Neuza Silva
3–6, 6–3, 7–5
Loss 5–2 Oct 2007 ITF Makinohara, Japan 25,000 Carpet   Lauren Albanese   Airi Hagimoto
  Sakiko Shimizu
7–5, 6–3
Win 6–2 Nov 2007 ITF Kunming, China 50,000 Hard   Urszula Radwańska   Han Xinyun
  Xu Yifan
6–4, 6–1
Win 7–2 Apr 2008 ITF Torhout, Belgium 75,000 Hard   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova   Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro
  Selima Sfar
6–4, 4–6, [10–8]
Loss 7–3 Feb 2009 ITF Surprise, United States 25,000 Hard   Ahsha Rolle   Jorgelina Cravero
  Ekaterina Lopes
6–1, 6–1
Loss 7–4 Mar 2009 Clearwater Open, United States 50,000 Hard   Maria Elena Camerin   Lucie Hradecká
  Michaela Paštiková
w/o
Win 8–4 Apr 2009 ITF Torhout, Belgium 100,000 Hard   Michaëlla Krajicek   Julia Görges
  Sandra Klemenschits
6–4, 6–0
Loss 8–5 Oct 2010 ITF Torhout, Belgium 100,000 Hard   Michaëlla Krajicek   Timea Bacsinszky
  Tathiana Garbin
6–4, 6–2
Win 9–5 Oct 2017 ITF Poitiers, France 100,000 Hard   Belinda Bencic   Mihaela Buzarnescu
  Nicola Geuer
7–6(9–7), 6–3
Win 10–5 Feb 2018 ITF Surprise, United States 25,000 Hard   Misaki Doi   Jacqueline Cako
  Caitlin Whoriskey
2–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Loss 10–6 Jun 2018 Surbiton Trophy, England 100,000 Grass   Arina Rodionova   Jessica Moore
  Ellen Perez
6–4, 5–7, [3–10]
Win 11–6 Feb 2019 GB Pro-Series Shrewsbury, England 60,000 Hard (i)   Arina Rodionova   Freya Christie
  Valeria Savinykh
6–2, 7–5
Win 12–6 May 2019 Wiesbaden Open, Germany 60,000 Clay   Anna Blinkova   Jaimee Fourlis
  Kathinka von Deichmann
6–3, 4–6, [10–3]
Loss 12–7 Jun 2019 ITF Surbiton, England 100,000 Grass   Heather Watson   Jennifer Brady
  Caroline Dolehide
3–6, 4–6
Loss 12–8 Feb 2020 Dow Tennis Classic Midland,
United States
100,000 Hard (i)   Valeria Savinykh   Maria Sanchez
  Caroline Dolehide
3–6, 4–6

Performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (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

This table is current through the 2020 Australian Open.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q2 1R 4R 2R 1R 3R 2R 4R 1R 1R Q2 Q1 Q2 0 / 9 10–9 53%
French Open 1R 2R 3R 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R Q1 Q1 0 / 11 8–11 42%
Wimbledon 1R 1R 3R 4R 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R NH 0 / 12 12–12 50%
US Open 1R SF 4R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R Q2 0 / 11 12–11 52%
Win–Loss 0–3 6–4 10–4 7–4 3–4 2–4 3–4 4–4 2–4 2–4 2–3 1–1 0–0 0 / 43 42–43 49%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A 2R 4R SF 2R 3R 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R Q2 P 0 / 10 12–9 57%
Miami Open A 1R QF 2R 4R 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R Q2 2R P 0 / 10 6–9 40%
Madrid Open NH A A 1R 2R 1R A A 1R A A A P 0 / 4 1–3 25%
China Open NH A 1R A 1R A A A 2R A A A 0 / 3 0–2 0%
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Open A A 1R 3R QF 1R QF A A A A A A 0 / 5 8–5 62%
Italian Open A A 3R 3R 1R 2R A A 1R A A A P 0 / 5 5–5 50%
Canadian Open A 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R A Q1 A P 0 / 8 2–7 22%
Cincinnati Open NH 2R QF 2R 1R 1R 1R A A A A A 0 / 6 5–6 45%
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open A A 1R A 1R A A A 2R A A Q1 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Career statistics
Tournaments 14 19 22 18 26 24 19 18 26 14 5 4 0 Career total: 209
Titles 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 Career total: 5
Finals 1 3 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 Career total: 11
Hard Win–Loss 5–10 19–11 22–15 15–11 19–16 11–15 9–14 13–12 15–16 8–9 1–2 1–3 0–0 4 / 139 138–134 51%
Clay Win–Loss 0–2 6–2 5–3 8–5 7–7 2–6 2–2 3–3 2–5 1–3 0–1 0–0 0–0 1 / 40 36–39 48%
Grass Win–Loss 5–2 7–3 4–3 5–2 3–3 4–3 2–3 2–2 2–4 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–0 0 / 30 39–30 57%
Overall Win–Loss 10–14 32–16 31–21 28–18 29–26 17–24 13–19 18–17 19–25 11–14 3–5 2–4 0–0 5 / 209 213–203 51%
Year-end ranking 69 16 23 26 23 51 67 47 52 112 113 152 $5,135,311

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 W–L
Australian Open A 1R 2R 1R A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2–8
French Open 1R 1R A A 1R A 1R 1R 1R 2R 1–7
Wimbledon A 2R 1R A 1R 2R 2R A 2R A 4–6
US Open 1R 1R 1R A A 1R 1R A 1R A 0–6
Win–Loss 0–2 1–4 1–3 0–1 0–2 2–3 1–4 0–2 1–4 1–2 7–27

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score YWR
2010
1.   Agnieszka Radwańska No. 9 2010 Fed Cup World Group II Hard (i) 1R 1–6, 7–6(8–6), 7–5
2011
2.   Li Na No. 7 Dubai Championships, United Arab Emirates Hard 2R 6–7(6–8), 7–6(8–6), 6–2
2012
3.   Marion Bartoli No. 10 Stanford Classic, United States Hard QF 6–3, 6–2
2013
4.   Petra Kvitová No. 8 Eastbourne International, United Kingdom Grass 2R 3–6, 6–4, 7–5
5.   Maria Kirilenko No. 10 Eastbourne International, United Kingdom Grass QF 6–2, 1–6, 7–5

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Awards
Preceded by
  Dinara Safina
WTA Most Improved Player
2009
Succeeded by
  Francesca Schiavone