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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 reached a career high of world No. 71 on 15 February 2010. She won the award for "WTA Most Improved Player" in 2009. In June 2011, Time magazine named her one of the "30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and Future".[1] After struggling with form in 2013 and 2014, Wickmayer won her first WTA title since 2010 at the 2015 Japan Women's Open beating Magda Linette in the final.[2] Then, in 2016, Wickmayer won both the singles and doubles title at the 2016 Citi Open.[3]

Yanina Wickmayer
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Country (sports) Belgium
ResidenceHasselt, Belgium
Born (1989-10-20) 20 October 1989 (age 30)
Lier, Belgium
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Turned pro2004
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachGermain Gigounon
Prize money$5,103,830
Singles
Career record442–299 (59.6%)
Career titles5 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 12 (19 April 2010)
Current rankingNo. 160 (9 September 2019)
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 record132–103 (56.2%)
Career titles2 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 11 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 71 (15 February 2010)
Current rankingNo. 153 (9 September 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2010)
French Open2R (2017)
Wimbledon2R (2009, 2013)
US Open1R (2009)
Last updated on: 15 September 2019.

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.[4] Her mother died at an early age shortly thereafter.[5] 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.[6] On 16 July 2017, Wickmayer married long-time boyfriend and former professional football player Jérôme van der Zijl.[7]

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: 1st 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.[8] Wickmayer qualified in singles for the French Open, but lost in the first round to Akgul Amanmuradova. She reached the final of the DFS Classic, but lost, 6–7, 6–3, 6–7, to Kateryna Bondarenko.

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

2009: US Open semifinalEdit

Wickmayer started the 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, 6–3, 6–2. 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, 1–6, 6–2, 3–6. 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,[9] losing to Caroline Wozniacki, 3–6, 3–6.

 
Yanina Wickmayer at the 2009 US Open

Wickmayer fell in the first round in Beijing to Alisa Kleybanova. She qualified for the year-end championships 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 won through to the semifinals, where she was edged by Timea Bacsinszky, 6–3, 2–6, 5–7.

Wickmayer's last tournament of the year was at the year-end championships in Bali. Drawn into Group C, she defeated Kimiko Date-Krumm in her first match in straight sets. She was supposed to face Anabel Medina Garrigues next, but was disqualified from the tournament due to doping allegations. This was her last tournament of 2009.

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.[10] 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,[11] 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.[12] Wickmayer, as well as Malisse, appealed this decision (in Brussels), which was initially overturned on 16 December 2009, after the appeal was granted.[13]

2010: Top 15 rankingEdit

 
Wickmayer at the 2010 US Open

Wickmayer accepted a wild card into the first tournament of the year, the ASB Classic in Auckland. Seeded third, she reached the final defeating Julia Görges, Raluca Olaru, wild card Kimiko Date-Krumm, and Shahar Pe'er. In the final, Wickmayer defeated first seed Flavia Pennetta 6–3, 6–2.[14] 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.[15] Being a dangerous floater, she drew Alexandra Dulgheru in the first round. In a match that included numerous rain delays, she prevailed, 1–6, 7–5, [10–8].[16] In the second round, she defeated 12th seed Flavia Pennetta 7–6, 6–1.[17] In the third round, she beat Sara Errani in three sets.[18] In the fourth round, Wickmayer lost in three sets to compatriot, former champion and former world No. 1 Justine Henin 6–7, 6–1, 3–6.[19] 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.[20] 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;[21] and in Dubai to Shahar Pe'er.[22] 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.[23] 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 6–4, 7–5.[24] 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 Kim Clijsters and Wickmayer won their singles rubbers on Saturday, Belgium was in a comfortable lead.[25] 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.[26] 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.[27] Wickmayer pulled out of the Madrid Open citing a right elbow injury, and underwent surgery.[28] 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.[29] In the second round, she beat Sybille Bammer 7–6, 1–6, 7–5.[30] Wickmayer fell in the third round to 23rd seed Daniela Hantuchová 5–7, 3–6.[31] 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.[32] 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 and compatriot Kim Clijsters 1–6, 1–6.[33] 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 6–4, 5–7, 6–3. This win marked her first main-draw win at Wimbledon. In the second round, she beat her compatriot and doubles partner Kirsten Flipkens 7–6, 6–4.[34] In the third round, Wickmayer was defeated by 21st seed and eventual finalist Vera Zvonareva 6–4, 6–2.[35] 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 6–7, 3–6. Wickmayer also played mixed doubles with her compatriot Dick Norman. They lost in the first round to British wild cards Jonathan Marray/Anna Smith 3–6, 6–3, 5–7. 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 to top seed Sam Stosur 5–7, 6–3, 3–6.[36] Wickmayer was seeded eighth at the Mercury Insurance Open, but fell in the first round to Svetlana Kuznetsova 3–6, 6–2, 1–6.[37] 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 7–5, 3–6, 6–1.[38] Seeded 13th at the Rogers Cup, Wickmayer lost in the second round to Ágnes Szávay 7–6, 3–6, 4–6.[39] Seeded fifth at the Pilot Pen Tennis, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Timea Bacsinszky 6–3, 6–1.[40] 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 6–0, 6–7, 1–6.[41] 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 4–6, 4–6.[42]

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 3–6, 3–6.[43] At the Medibank International Sydney, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by fourth seed Samantha Stosur 7–5, 6–4.[44] Seeded 21st at the Australian Open, Wickmayer lost in the second round to Latvian Anastasija Sevastova 4–6, 2–6.[45]

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 6–1, 7–6 and Melanie Oudin 6–2, 6–0. Belgium beat the United States 4–1.[46] Next, Belgium will face the Czech Republic in the semifinals. Seeded seventh at the Open GdF Suez, Wickmayer made it to the quarterfinals after beating Elena Vesnina and Klára Zakopalová. In the quarterfinals, she lost to fourth seed and eventual champion Petra Kvitová 7–5, 3–6, 6–7.[47] Wickmayer had a 5–3 lead in the third set, but Kvitová rallied to get the win. At the Dubai Tennis Championships, Wickmayer beat wild card Bojana Jovanovski in the first round 7–5, 3–6, 6–2.[48] In the second round, she stunned fifth seed Li Na 6–7, 7–6, 6–2.[49] 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 9th seed Shahar Pe'er 6–3, 4–6, 1–6.[50] 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.[51] 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 6–2, 5–7, 6–4.

Wickmayer began her clay-court season at the Family Circle Cup. As the sixth seed, she reached the quarterfinals beating Zheng Jie 6–4, 6–0 and qualifier Anna Tatishvili 6–4, 7–5. In the quarterfinals, she was defeated by top seed and eventual champion Caroline Wozniacki 4–6, 6–4, 6–4.[52] 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 6–4, 6–4. In her final rubber, Wickmayer lost to Petra Kvitová 7–5, 4–6, 2–6.[53] In the end, the Czech moved on to the Fed Cup Final after beating Belgium 3–2.[54] At the Madrid Open, Wickmayer lost in the first round to world No. 39 Ekaterina Makarova 4–6, 4–6. Ranked 24 at the Italian Open, Wickmayer reached the third round after wins over Angelique Kerber 4–6, 6–3, 6–3 and 13th seed Ana Ivanovic 2–6, 7–6, 6–3. In the third round, she was defeated by top seed Caroline Wozniacki 6–1, 7–6.[55] 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 6–1, 4–6, 7–5 and qualifier Alison Van Uytvanck 7–6, 6–4. 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.[56] 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.[57]

Wickmayer played only one grass-court tournament in preparation for Wimbledon. Seeded third at the UNICEF Open, Wickmayer made it to the quarterfinals where she lost to seventh seed and eventual champion Roberta Vinci 4–6, 4–6.[58] 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.[59]

During the summer, Wickmayer took part in the Rogers Cup, where she lost to Roberta Vinci in the first round 4–6, 2–6.[60] She then played Western & Southern Open as the 17th seed. Wickmayer lost in the second round to qualifier Petra Martić 6–3, 2–6, 2–6.[61] Seeded fourth at the Texas Tennis Open, she retired in the first round against Sofia Arvidsson with a back injury.[62] Seeded 20th at the US Open, Wickmayer won her first match against Sorana Cîrstea 6–1, 7–5.[63] Wickmayer then withdrew in the second round against Alla Kudryavtseva due to the same back injury.[64] 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. As the seventh seed, Wickmayer was upset in the second round by world No. 45, Sara Errani, 4–6, 6–1, 6–1.[65] At the Hobart International, Wickmayer was the top seed. She defeated Marina Erakovic in the first round 7–5, 6–4.[66] In the second round, she had an easy win against Casey Dellacqua 6–1, 6–1.[67] In the quarterfinals, she defeated Simona Halep 6–4, 6–0.[68] She then moved into the final with a 7–6, 6–3 win over sixth-seeded Shahar Pe'er.[69] She eventually lost in the final to qualifier Mona Barthel.[70] Seeded 28th at the Australian Open, the first major of the season, Wickmayer lost in the first round to Galina Voskoboeva.[71]

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.[72] In the second round, she faced another American, Christina McHale, and she won 6–2, 7–5.[73] In the quarterfinals, Wickmayer got past Mona Barthel to reach the semifinals.[74] In the semifinals, she lost to ninth seed and eventual champion Angelique Kerber in three sets.[75] 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.[76] 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.[77] 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.[78] Wickmayer lost in the fourth round to fourth seed Caroline Wozniacki.[79]

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.[80] As the fourth seed at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Wickmayer lost in the first round to Patricia Mayr-Achleitner.[81] At the Madrid Open, Wickmayer fell in the second round to Roberta Vinci 1–6, 2–6.[82] Competing at the Italian Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Iveta Benešová in a narrow three-setter.[83] In her final tournament before the French Open, the Brussels Open, she lost in the second round to fourth seed Dominika Cibulková.[84] At the French Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Tsvetana Pironkova.[85]

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.[86] 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.[87] At the Wimbledon Championships, Wickmayer defeated 32nd seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the first round 6–2, 6–3.[88] In the second round, she won a tight match against Galina Voskoboeva.[89] In the third round, Wickmayer lost to Tamira Paszek in three sets.[90]

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.[91] Wickmayer then beat Heather Watson in her second round match 5–7, 6–1, 6–4.[92] In the quarterfinals, Wickmayer upset second seed and last year finalist Marion Bartoli 6–3, 6–2.[93] In the semifinals, Wickmayer lost to American lucky loser and eventual finalist, CoCo Vandeweghe 2–6, 6–3, 2–6.[94] Seeded 7th 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.[95] Representing Belgium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wickmayer defeated Anabel Medina Garrigues in the first round 6–2, 4–6, 7–5. In the second round, she lost to eighth seed Caroline Wozniacki 4–6, 6–3, 3–6.[96] At the Rogers Cup, Wickmayer lost in the first round to Roberta Vinci 2–6, 6–3, 5–7.[97] 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 6–7, 6–2, 6–3.[98] 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.[99] Seeded 25th at the US Open, she beat qualifier Julia Glushko in the first round 7–5, 6–2.[100] In the second round, Wickmayer was defeated by world number 90 Pauline Parmentier.[101]

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.[102] Playing at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by world number 24 Jelena Janković 6–3, 6–3. Wickmayer's final tournament of the year was at the China Open. In the first round, she lost to Peng Shuai 5–7, 5–7.[103]

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 reached 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.[104] At the Apia International Sydney, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by qualifier Galina Voskoboeva 3–6, 7–6, 6–2.[105] As the 20th seed at the Australian Open, Wickmayer reached the third round where she lost to 14th seed Maria Kirilenko 6–7, 3–6.[106]

After the Australian Open, Wickmayer competed at the Open GdF Suez. In the first round, she beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 7–6, 4–6, 6–3.[107] In the second round, Wickmayer lost to French wild card Kristina Mladenovic 4–6, 4–6.[108] Playing in the Fed Cup tie versus Switzerland, Wickmayer beat Stefanie Vögele in her first rubber 6–1, 4–6, 8-6. In her final rubber, she lost to Romina Oprandi 6–2, 6–2. Switzerland won the Fed Cup tie over Belgium 4-1. At the Qatar Total Open, Wickmayer faced 15th seed Roberta Vinci in the first round. Vinci was leading 6–2, 2-1 when Wickmayer retired due to a low back injury.[109] Seeded 30th and receiving a first round bye at the BNP Paribas Open, Wickmayer beat qualifier Mirjana Lučić-Baroni in her second round match 3–6, 6–3, 6–2.[110] In the third round, she lost to fourth seed Angelique Kerber 1–6, 6–7.[111] Seeded 31st at the Sony Open Tennis, Wickmayer again got a first-round bye. In the second round, she was defeated by Ayumi Morita 7–6, 2–6, 6–3.[112] After Miami, Wickmayer took a one week break. Then, she traveled to Mexico to play at the Monterrey Open. As the sixth seed, she made it to the second round where she lost to Monica Niculescu 4–6, 6–3, 1–6.[113]

Beginning her clay-court season at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6–2, 6–1.[114] Competing at the Estoril Open, she lost in the second round to fourth seed and eventual finalist Carla Suárez Navarro 4–6, 3–6.[115] At the Madrid Open, Wickmayer lost in the first round to eighth seed Petra Kvitová.[116] At the Italian Open, she lost in the second round to lucky loser Lourdes Domínguez Lino 4–6, 4–6.[117] Playing in her final tournament before the French Open at the Brussels Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Jamie Hampton 1–6, 6–3, 6–4.[118] At the French Open, she lost in the first round to qualifier Anna Karolína Schmiedlová 6–7, 6–2, 2–6.

Wickmayer began her grass-court campaign at the Aegon Classic. As the ninth seed, she lost in the second round to Mirjana Lučić-Baroni 4–6, 0–6.[119] At the Aegon International, Wickmayer reached the semifinals after wins over Christina McHale, fourth seed Petra Kvitová, and sixth seed Maria Kirilenko. In the semifinals, she lost to eventual champion Elena Vesnina 2–6, 0–6.[120] At Wimbledon, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Vesna Dolonc 3–6, 6–2, 6–4.[121]

Wickmayer started her US Open Series at the Bank of the West Classic. In the first round, she lost to Daniela Hantuchová 2–6, 6–4, 0–6.[122] At the Citi Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by fourth seed Alizé Cornet 6–1, 6–3.[123] Playing at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Wickmayer lost in the second round to third seed Agnieszka Radwańska 2–6, 3–6.[124] At the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, she lost in the first round easily to lucky loser Monica Niculescu 1–6, 2–6.[125] Seeded ninth for qualifying at the New Haven Open at Yale, Wickmayer lost in the final round of qualifying to Alison Riske 4–6, 2–6. At the US Open, Wickmayer was heavily defeated in the first round by 14th seed Maria Kirilenko 6–1, 6–1.[126]

After the US Open, Wickmayer competed at the Generali Ladies Linz in Austria. She lost in the first round to third seed and eventual finalist Ana Ivanovic 2–6, 4–6.[127] At the Luxembourg Open, Wickmayer lost in the second round to qualifier Katarzyna Piter 6–3, 1–6, 4–6.[128] However, in doubles, she and Stephanie Vogt won the title beating Kristina Barrois/Laura Thorpe in the final 7–6, 6–4.[129] 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 Ladies Open, Wickmayer reached the semifinals defeating Yaroslava Shvedova, Chinese wild card Wang Yafan, and Anna-Lena Friedsam. In the semifinals, she lost to third seed and eventual champion Zhang Shuai.[130] Wickmayer's final tournament of the year was the Taipei Ladies 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 6–4, 6–2.[131] 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. Even though Wickmayer reached the final last year, she lost in the first round to qualifier Kristýna Plíšková 6–7, 0–6.[132] Next, Wickmayer played at the Hobart International. In the first round, she faced Laura Robson. Robson won the first set 6–4. In the second set, Wickmayer was leading 2-0 when Robson retired due to a left wrist injury.[133] In the second round, Wickmayer was up against qualifier Garbiñe Muguruza. Muguruza led 4-1 in the first set when Wickmayer retired due to a viral illness.[134] Ranked 63 at the Australian Open, Wickmayer beat Dinah Pfizenmaier in the first round 7–6, 6–3. In the second round, she lost easily to Alison Riske 1–6, 1–6.[135]

Wickmayer had a great result at the Qatar Total Open. She reached the quarterfinals beating Andrea Petkovic, eighth seed Caroline Wozniacki, and Jana Čepelová. She lost in the quarterfinals to second seed Agnieszka Radwańska 2–6, 1–6.[136] Competing at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Wickmayer was defeated in the second round by top seed and eventual champion Dominika Cibulková 7–5, 6–2.[137] At the BNP Paribas Open, Wickmayer lost in the second round to 26th seed Lucie Šafářová 3–6, 4–6. Playing at the Sony Open Tennis, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Varvara Lepchenko 7–5, 6–1. At the Katowice Open, Wickmayer lost in the 1st round to Alexandra Cadanţu 6–3, 1–6, 1–6.[138]

Starting her clay-court season at the Portugal Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the second round by fourth seed Roberta Vinci 6–0, 6–2.[139] Seeded top at the GdF Suez de Cagnes-sur-Mer, she lost in the first round to qualifier Richèl Hogenkamp 3–6, 0–6. Seeded fourth at the Prague Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by qualifier Madison Brengle 6–4, 6–3. Ranked 64 at the French Open, Wickmayer beat 13th seed Caroline Wozniacki in the first round 7–6, 4–6, 6–2.[140][141] In the second round, she lost to world No. 85 Sílvia Soler Espinosa 2–6, 4–6.[142]

Wickmayer began her grass-court season at the Aegon Classic. She upset 10th seed Bojana Jovanovski in the first round.[143] In the second round, she lost to CoCo Vandeweghe 7–5, 5–7, 1–6.[144] At the Topshelf Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by fifth seed Andrea Petkovic 6–2, 6–4.[145] Ranked 69 at the Wimbledon Championships, Wickmayer beat 17th seed Samantha Stosur in the first round 6–3, 6–4.[146] In the second round, she lost to qualifier Ana Konjuh 6–3, 2–6, 2–6.[147]

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.[148] Seeded ninth for qualifying at the Rogers Cup, Wickmayer made it to the main draw beating Verónica Cepede Royg 6–0, 6–1 and 15th seed Kristina Mladenovic 1–6, 7–6, 7–6. In the first round, Wickmayer was defeated by lucky loser Karolína Plíšková 6–2, 6–1.[149] Seeded 16th for qualifying at the Western & Southern Open, Wickmayer successfully qualified for the main draw defeating Alison Van Uytvanck 6–7, 7–6, 6–2 and Julia Görges 6–4, 3–6, 7–5. In the first round, she lost to 14th seed Sara Errani 5–7, 6–3, 6–7.[150] At the Connecticut Open, Wickmayer lost in the second round of qualifying to Timea Bacsinszky 1–6, 4–6. Ranked 64 at the US Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Belinda Bencic 6–3, 6–2.

Wickmayer competed at the first edition of the Hong Kong Tennis Open. As the sixth seed, she defeated qualifier Elizaveta Kulichkova in the first round 6–4, 6–4.[151] In the second round, Wickmayer lost to Zheng Saisai 4–6, 2–6.[152] At the Korea Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the second round by fourth seed Magdaléna Rybáriková 6–2, 6–2.[153]

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.[154][155]

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 wild card Taylor Townsend.[156] Seeded ninth for qualifying at the Apia International Sydney, Wickmayer lost in the first round of qualifying to Tímea Babos. At the Australian Open, Wickmayer upset 23rd seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round 4–6, 6–3, 6–3.[157] In the second round, she beat Lara Arruabarrena 6–4, 4–6, 6–4. In the third round, Wickmayer upset 14th seed Sara Errani 4–6, 6–4, 6–3 to reach the fourth round for the first time since 2010.[158] There she lost to third seed Simona Halep 4–6, 2–6.[159]

As a wild card at the Diamond Games, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová 6–2, 6–2.[160] At the Monterrey Open, Wickmayer lost in the first round to fourth seed and eventual champion Timea Bacsinszky 6–7, 6–3, 4–6.[161] Playing at the BNP Paribas Open, Wickmayer lost in the second round to second seed Maria Sharapova 1–6, 5–7.[162] At the Miami Open, she was defeated in the first round by Sloane Stephens 6–1, 6–3.[163] Competing in Poland at the Katowice Open, Wickmayer lost in the first round to top seed and home crowd favorite Agnieszka Radwańska 1–6, 3–6.[164]

Wickmayer began her clay-court season at the Prague Open. She reached the semifinals after wins over eighth seed Camila Giorgi, Aleksandra Krunić, and qualifier Danka Kovinić. Wickmayer then fell in the semifinals to top seed and eventual champion Karolína Plíšková 4–6, 5–7.[165] Seeded sixth at the Slovak Open, she was defeated in the second round by Jeļena Ostapenko 6–2, 6–4. At the Nürnberger Versicherungscup, her final tournament before the French Open, Wickmayer lost in the first round to Evgeniya Rodina 6–4, 3–6, 5–7.[166] At the French Open, she lost in the first round to 19th seed Elina Svitolina 2–6, 2–6.

Wickmayer began her grass-court season by competing at the first edition of the Aegon Open Nottingham. In the first round, she beat fourth seed Karin Knapp 6–4, 6–2.[167] In the second round, she defeated Bojana Jovanovski 6–0, 6–4.[168] In the quarterfinals, Wickmayer faced fifth seed Alison Riske. Riske led 6–2, 2-0 before Wickmayer had to retire due to illness.[169] Seeded 13th for qualifying at the Aegon Classic, Wickmayer lost in the final round of qualifying to Kateryna Bondarenko 6–4, 6–7, 3–6. At the Aegon International, she was defeated in the first round of qualifying by 15th seed Christina McHale 6–4, 6–2. Playing at Wimbledon, Wickmayer lost in the first round to Elizaveta Kulichkova 6–3, 6–7, 8-10.[170]

After Wimbledon, Wickmayer competed at the Aegon Classic. She was defeated in the first round by fourth seed Alizé Cornet 6–3, 7–5.[171]

Wickmayer started her US Open Series at the Rogers Cup. Seeded 25th in qualifying, 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 6–3, 7–6.[172] Seeded 4th at the Vancouver Open, Wickmayer reached the semifinals with wins over Canadian wildcard Gabriela Dabrowski, qualifier Julia Glushko, and Nao Hibino. In the semifinals, she lost to seventh seed and eventual champion Johanna Konta 4–6, 3–6.[173] At the US Open, Wickmayer defeated 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone in the first round 6–3, 6–1. In the second round, she lost to 20th seed Victoria Azarenka 5–7, 4–6.[174]

After the US Open, Wickmayer competed at the Japan Women's 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 4–6, 6–3, 6–3.[175] This was her first WTA singles title win since 2010. Wickmayer continued her good form at the Guangzhou International. She reached the semifinals beating Magda Linette, Monica Puig, and sixth seed and defending champion Monica Niculescu. In the semifinals, Wickmayer was defeated by fourth seed and eventual champion Jelena Janković 6–3, 2–6, 7–5.[176] Seeded second for qualifying at Linz, Wickmayer lost in the first round of qualifying to Jana Čepelová 5–7, 6–0, 3–6. At the Luxembourg Open, she was defeated in the first round by seventh seed Barbora Strýcová 6–4, 6–2. Her final tournament of the year was at the Carlsbad Classic, which is a new tournament added to the WTA 125K series. Seeded top, Wickmayer reached the final defeating Julia Boserup, Kristie Ahn, CiCi Bellis, and Maria Sakkari. In the final, she beat fifth seed Nicole Gibbs in straight sets.[177] This was Wickmayer's first WTA 125K series tournament title.

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. In the first round, she lost to Dominika Cibulková 6–3, 4–6, 4–6.[178] Seeded top for qualifying at the Apia International Sydney, Wickmayer lost in the second round to Lauren Davis 3–6, 6–7. At the Australian Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by world No. 75 Magdaléna Rybáriková 3–6, 6–3, 7–5.[179]

Wickmayer's next tournament was the St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy. She beat Jeļena Ostapenko in the first round 6–4, 6–3.[180] In the second round, she lost to second seed and eventual champion Roberta Vinci 2–6, 6–7.[181] Seeded eighth at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Wickmayer reached the semifinals where she lost to second seed and eventual champion Sloane Stephens 2–6, 0–6.[182] At the Monterrey Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the second round by fourth seed Johanna Konta 7–6), 7–6.[183][deprecated source] Competing at the BNP Paribas Open, Wickmayer lost in the second round to 26th seed Samantha Stosur 6–2, 4–6, 6–7.[184] After Indian Wells, Wickmayer played at the San Antonio Open, one of the 2016 WTA 125K series tournaments. Seeded fourth, she lost in the first round to Lauren Davis 6–2, 1–6, 3–6.[185] At the Miami Open, Wickmayer won her first round match over Karin Knapp 6–2, 6–1. In the second round, she upset 11th seed Lucie Šafářová 6–2, 6–3.[186][deprecated source] In the third round, Wickmayer was defeated by wild card Heather Watson 3–6, 7–5, 6–3.[187][deprecated source]

Wickmayer began her clay-court season at the İstanbul Cup. Seeded second, she lost in the first round to world No. 113 Andreea Mitu 5–7, 4–6.[188] At the Prague Open, Wickmayer lost in the first round to Camila Giorgi 6–4, 1–6, 2–6.[189] At the Madrid Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by 12th seed Elina Svitolina 4–6, 6–3, 6–4.[190] Playing in her final tournament before the French Open at the Italian Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by 11th seed Timea Bacsinszky 6–2, 6–2.[191] Wickmayer had a great run at the French Open. In the first round, she beat Alexandra Dulgheru 6–1, 6–3. In the second round, Wickmayer upset 27th seed Ekaterina Makarova 2–6, 6–2, 6–2.[192] In the third round, she lost to fourth seed and eventual champion Garbiñe Muguruza 3–6, 0–6.[193]

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 7–5, 7–6.[194] After Nottingham, Wickmayer played at the Aegon Classic Birmingham. In the first round, she defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6–4, 6–7, 6–2.[195] In the second round, she upset ninth seed Johanna Konta 6–3, 6–3.[196] In the quarterfinals, Wickmayer lost to CoCo Vandeweghe 4–6, 2–6.[197] At the Aegon International at Eastbourne, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Kristina Mladenovic 7–6, 6–4.[198] At Wimbledon, Wickmayer lost in the first round to 15th seed Karolína Plíšková 2–6, 6–0, 6-8.[199]

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 6–4, 6–2.[200] This was Wickmayer's 5th 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 6–4, 6–3.[201] Ranked 36 at the Rogers Cup, Wickmayer lost in the first round to qualifier Kristina Kučová 4–6, 6–2, 6–3.[202] Representing Belgium at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Barbora Strýcová 7–6, 6–1.[203] In the doubles she teamed with Kim Flipkens, reaching the second round.[204] At the US Open, Wickmayer lost in the first round to world No. 64, Julia Görges, 3–6, 2–6.

After the US Open, Wickmayer turned toward the fall Asian tour. She first played at the Japan Women's Open, where she was the second seed and the defending champion. In the first round, she lost to Viktorija Golubic 1–6, 6–7.[205] As a result, Wickmayer failed to defend her title. At the Pan Pacific Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich 3–6, 6–3, 6–3.[206] After Tokyo, Wickmayer competed at the Wuhan Open. She lost in the second round to seventh seed Carla Suárez Navarro 4–6, 3–6.[207] At the China Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the second round by fourth seed Simona Halep 6–2, 6–2.[208] Wickmayer's final tournament of the year was the Luxembourg Open. In the first round, she lost to Anna Karolína Schmiedlová 0–6, 6–1, 3–6.

Wickmayer ended the year ranked 51.

2017–18: Back injury, out and back in the top 100Edit

During the off season, Wickmayer changed her racquet make from Babolat to Yonex.[209] Wickmayer began the year at the ASB Classic. She beat Johanna Larsson in the first round 6–1, 6–2.[210] In the second round, Wickmayer lost to eighth seed and eventual finalist Ana Konjuh 1–6, 2–6.[211] At the Australian Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Lucie Šafářová 3–6, 7–6, 6–1.[212] Šafářová saved a total of nine match points to defeat Wickmayer.[213]

In February, she played for Belgium in the Fed Cup tie versus Romania. Wickmayer only played one rubber, and she won, beating Sorana Cîrstea 7–6, 5–7, 7–5.[214] In the end, Belgium defeated Romania 3-1.[215] As the fifth seed at the Hungarian Ladies Open, Wickmayer reached the quarterfinals where she lost to third seed Julia Görges 1–6, 5–7.[216] At the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by wild card Daniela Hantuchová 4–6, 6–3, 6–2.[217] At the BNP Paribas Open, Wickmayer won her first-round match over Laura Siegemund 6–3, 3–6, 6–4.[218] In the second round, she lost to 24th seed Daria Gavrilova 2–6, 6–7.[219] Wickmayer lost in the first round at the Miami Open to Lucie Šafářová 6–7, 4–6.[220]

Competing at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, her first clay-court season tournament of the year, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by Ekaterina Makarova 6–3, 6–2.[221] Seeded second at the Open de Cagnes-sur-Mer Alpes-Maritimes, she lost in the first round to qualifier Katarina Zavatska 5–7, 1–6.[222] Seeded top at the Slovak Open, Wickmayer made it to the quarterfinals where she was defeated by sixth seed and eventual champion Markéta Vondroušová 6–2, 6–2. 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 4–6, 0–6.[223] Ranked 69 at the French Open, Wickmayer was defeated in the first round by 26th seed Daria Kasatkina 7–5, 6–4.[224]

Wickmayer began her grass-court season at the Aegon Open Nottingham. In the first round, she beat qualifier Elizaveta Kulichkova 6–4, 6–4.[225] In the second round, Wickmayer lost to top seed and eventual finalist Johanna Konta 4–6, 1–6.[226] Seeded fifth for qualifying at the Mallorca Open, she was defeated in the final round of qualifying by ninth seed Ons Jabeur 6–2, 6–2. Ranked 96 at the Wimbledon Championships, Wickmayer beat Kateryna Bondarenko in the first round 6–2, 7–5.[227] In the second round, she lost to 14th seed and eventual champion Garbiñe Muguruza 2–6, 4–6.[228]

Wickmayer returned to the 2018 clay-court season after been sidelined with a back injury in early 2018.[229]

WTA career finalsEdit

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

Winner – Legend (pre/post 2010)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (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, Great Britain Tier III Grass   Kateryna Bondarenko 6–7(7–9), 6–3, 6–7(4–7)
Win 1–1 May 2009 Portugal Open, Estoril 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

Winner – Legend (pre/post 2010)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–1)
Tier III, IV & V / 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 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 125 series finalsEdit

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

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2013 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet (i)   Alison Van Uytvanck 4–6, 2–6
Win 1–1 Nov 2015 San Diego, 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, United States Hard   Taylor Townsend   Jennifer Brady
  Vania King
6–4, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Apr 2018 Zhengzhou, China Hard   Naomi Broady   Duan Yingying
  Wang Yafan
6–7(5–7), 3–6
Loss 1–2 Jan 2019 Newport Beach, United States Hard   Taylor Townsend   Hayley Carter
  Ena Shibahara
3–6, 6–7(1–7)
Loss 1–3 Mar 2019 Indian Wells, United States Hard   Taylor Townsend   Kristýna Plíšková
  Evgeniya Rodina
6–7(7–9), 4–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles (11–8)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 14 May 2006 Edinburgh, Scotland Clay   Mari Andersson 6–0, 1–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 20 August 2006 Koksijde, Belgium Clay   Kristina Steiert 6–4, 6–1
Winner 2. 19 November 2006 Florianópolis, Brazil Clay   Estefania Craciún 6–1, 6–0
Winner 3. 26 November 2006 Córdoba, Argentina Clay   Teliana Pereira 6–1, 6–7(4–7), 6–0
Runner-up 2. 15 April 2007 Torhout, Belgium Hard   Claire Feuerstein 4–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 29 July 2007 Les Contamines, France Hard   Julie Coin 6–2, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 5. 28 October 2007 Hamanako, Japan Carpet   Junri Namigata 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 4 November 2007 Taoyuan City, Taiwan Hard   Akiko Morigami 4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 6. 11 November 2007 Taizhou, China Hard   Han Xinyun 6–2, 6–2
Winner 7. 18 November 2007 Kunming, China Hard   Urszula Radwańska 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 15 March 2008 New Delhi, India Hard   Ekaterina Dzehalevich 6–2, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 13 April 2008 Monzón, Spain Hard   Petra Kvitová 6–2, 4–6, 5–7
Winner 8. 11 May 2008 Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay   Bethanie Mattek 6–4, 7–5
Winner 9. 22 February 2009 Surprise, United States Hard   Julia Vakulenko 6–7(0–7), 6–3, 4–3 ret.
Runner-up 6. 1 March 2009 Clearwater, United States Hard   Julie Coin 6–3, 1–1 ret.
Runner-up 7. 17 March 2009 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Anastasiya Yakimova 5–7, 6–7(0–7)
Winner 10. 17 October 2010 Torhout, Belgium Hard   Simona Halep 6–3, 6–2
Winner 11. 18 February 2018 Surprise, United States (2) Hard   Ana Sofía Sánchez 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 16 February 2019 Shrewsbury, England Hard (i)   Vitalia Diatchenko 7–5, 1–6, 4–6

Doubles (11–6)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 1. 11 November 2006 Itajaí, Brazil Clay   Teliana Pereira   Fernanda Hermenegildo
  Monika Kochanová
6–3, 6–3
Winner 2. 26 November 2006 Córdoba, Argentina Clay   Teliana Pereira   Florencia Molinero
  Veronika Spiegel
7–5, 6–4
Winner 3. 18 May 2007 Trivandrum, India Clay   Lauren Albanese   Nicole Clerico
  Ágnes Szatmári
3–6, 7–5, 6–0
Winner 4. 8 July 2007 Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany Clay   Ekaterina Dzehalevich   Darija Jurak
  Carmen Klaschka
6–3, 6–2
Winner 5. 28 July 2007 Les Contamines, France Hard   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova   Petra Cetkovská
  Sandra Záhlavová
w/o
Runner-up 1. 1 August 2007 Coimbra, Portugal Hard   Magdalena Kiszczyńska   Kira Nagy
  Neuza Silva
3–6, 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 21 October 2007 Makinohara, Japan Carpet   Lauren Albanese   Airi Hagimoto
  Sakiko Shimizu
7–5, 6–3
Winner 6. 18 November 2007 Kunming, China Hard   Urszula Radwańska   Han Xinyun
  Xu Yifan
6–4, 6–1
Winner 7. 6 April 2008 Torhout, Belgium Hard   Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova   Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro
  Selima Sfar
6–4, 4–6, [10–8]
Runner-up 3. 22 February 2009 Surprise, United States Hard   Ahsha Rolle   Jorgelina Cravero
  Ekaterina Lopes
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 1 March 2009 Clearwater, United States Hard   Maria Elena Camerin   Lucie Hradecká
  Michaela Paštiková
w/o
Winner 8. 10 April 2009 Torhout, Belgium Hard   Michaëlla Krajicek   Julia Görges
  Sandra Klemenschits
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 5. 17 October 2010 Torhout, Belgium Hard   Michaëlla Krajicek   Timea Bacsinszky
  Tathiana Garbin
6–4, 6–2
Winner 9. 28 October 2017 Poitiers, France Hard   Belinda Bencic   Mihaela Buzarnescu
  Nicola Geuer
7–6(9–7), 6–3
Winner 10. 18 February 2018 Surprise, United States Hard   Misaki Doi   Jacqueline Cako
  Caitlin Whoriskey
2–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Runner-up 6. 10 June 2018 Surbiton, England Grass   Arina Rodionova   Jessica Moore
  Ellen Perez
6–4, 5–7, [3–10]
Winner 11. 16 February 2019 Shrewsbury, England Hard (i)   Arina Rodionova   Freya Christie
  Valeria Savinykh
6–2, 7–5

Performance timelineEdit

SinglesEdit

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; (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.
Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Australian Open A A Q2 1R 4R 2R 1R 3R 2R 4R 1R 1R Q2 Q1 10–9
French Open A A 1R 2R 3R 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R Q1 8–11
Wimbledon A A 1R 1R 3R 4R 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R 12–12
US Open A A 1R SF 4R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R Q2 12–11
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–3 6–4 10–4 7–4 3–4 2–4 3–4 4–4 2–4 2–4 2–3 1–1 42–43
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells A A A 2R 4R SF 2R 3R 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R Q2 12–9
Miami A A A 1R QF 2R 4R 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R Q2 2R 6–9
Madrid Not Held A A 1R 2R 1R A A 1R A A A 1–3
Beijing Not Held A 1R A 1R A A A 2R A A 0–2
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai Not Held A 1R 3R Not Premier 5 A NP5 A NP5 A 2–2
Doha Not Tier I A Not Held NP5 QF 1R QF NP5 A NP5 A NP5 6–3
Rome A A A A 3R 3R 1R 2R A A 1R A A A 5–5
Canada A A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R A Q1 A 2–7
Cincinnati Not Held 2R QF 2R 1R 1R 1R A A A A A 5–6
Tokyo A A A A 1R A 1R A Not Premier 5 0–2
Wuhan Not Held A A 2R A A Q1 1–1
Career statistics
Year-end ranking 534 221 69 16 23 26 23 51 67 47 52 112 113

DoublesEdit

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; (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.
Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 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 3–6
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 6–27

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2010
1.   Agnieszka Radwańska 9 2010 Fed Cup World Group II Hard (i) 1R 1–6, 7–6(8–6), 7–5
2011
2.   Li Na 7 Dubai Tennis Championships Hard 2R 6–7(6–8), 7–6(8–6), 6–2
2012
3.   Marion Bartoli 10 Stanford, United States Hard QF 6–3, 6–2
2013
4.   Petra Kvitová 8 Eastbourne, England Grass 2R 3–6, 6–4, 7–5
5.   Maria Kirilenko 10 Eastbourne, England Grass QF 6–2, 1–6, 7–5

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