|Residence||Blainville, Quebec, Canada|
|Born||September 7, 1987|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Turned pro||November 2005|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||363-246 (59.6%)|
|Career titles||1 WTA, 11 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 21 (June 22, 2009)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2012)|
|French Open||4R (2009)|
|Wimbledon||2R (2008, 2010, 2012)|
|US Open||3R (2009)|
|Olympic Games||2R (2012)|
|Career record||35-58 (37.6%)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 0 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 136 (June 7, 2010)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2009, 2010)|
|French Open||2R (2010, 2012)|
|Wimbledon||2R (2009, 2010)|
|US Open||2R (2013)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Olympic Games||1R (2012)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2009)|
|Last updated on: June 18, 2018.|
Aleksandra Wozniak (Polish: Wo?niak; born September 7, 1987) is a Canadian former professional tennis player. She turned professional in November 2005. Wozniak achieved a career-best ranking of No. 21 on June 22, 2009, making her the fifth highest-ranked Canadian singles player of all time. She won one WTA and eleven ITF tournaments. At the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford in 2008, she became the first Canadian in 20 years to capture a WTA singles title and the first Quebecer in history to have accomplished such a feat. She reached a career-high ITF junior ranking of No. 3 on January 31, 2005. Wozniak was named Female Player of the Year by Tennis Canada five times (2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012).
Wozniak's family immigrated to Canada from Poland in 1983, before she was born. She speaks Polish, English and French fluently. She has an elder sister Dorota who also played tennis. Aleksandra started playing tennis at the age of three. She was inspired to pick up a racquet by her sister and Monica Seles, her idol growing up, and was coached by her father Antoni.
In 2002, as a 14-year-old, Wozniak won the Canadian Indoors Under-16 and Under-18 championships. She won the Kentucky International Junior Tennis Derby in 2004, and in 2005, she reached No. 3 in the juniors' ranking. She also won the Tevlin Challenger 25K tournament in Toronto, the Hamilton Challenger 25K in Canada, the Victoria Challenger 25K and the Junior Casablanca Cup (as well as the doubles) in Mexico, and the Junior Del Cafe Cup (as well as the doubles) in Costa Rica.
In 2006, Wozniak won the Pittsburgh Challenger (defeating Belarusian Victoria Azarenka), and the Ashland Challenger (defeating Hungarian Ágnes Szávay). Wozniak also won the Challenger in Hamilton the same year. In February she beat her first top-100 player, world No. 63 Li Na in Thailand. In November 2006, she defeated her first top-50 player, world No. 40 Olga Puchkova in Pittsburgh.
In the first round of the French Open in June, Wozniak made it to the third round, before losing to 11th seed Vera Zvonareva. It was by far her best performance at any of the Grand Slams, and she became the first Québécoise to reach the third round of a Grand Slam since 2002.
In July, Wozniak won her first WTA singles title at the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford, California. During the tournament she beat world No. 20 Francesca Schiavone of Italy, world No. 29 Sybille Bammer, and world No. 5 Serena Williams of the US (who had to retire in the match), before defeating sixth seed Marion Bartoli of France in the final. She was a qualifier to the tournament, so she had to win three qualifying matches and then 5 main draw matches in nine days. Wozniak became the first Canadian in 20 years to win a WTA singles title. The victory vaulted her WTA singles ranking from No. 85 to No. 45 in the world. In August 2008, she was presented with key to the city in Blainville, Québec, by the mayor; they renamed it "Wozniakville" for 24 hours because for the first time a woman from Québec won a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles title (when she won Stanford in July).
Wozniak was upset by German Sabine Lisicki, also of Polish heritage, in the first round of the Australian Open where Wozniak was the 30th seed. Wozniak joined up with compatriot Daniel Nestor in the mixed doubles, where they made it to the quarterfinals before losing to Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi of India.
In March she defeated world No. 48 Lucie ?afá?ová in Indian Wells. That month she moved up to a career-best world No. 29. She reached her third singles final in April in the Ponte Vedra Beach, beating world No. 10 Nadia Petrova in the semi-finals, but was then defeated by world No. 12 Caroline Wozniacki. In May, she upset world No. 13 Marion Bartoli of France at the Madrid Open.
At the French Open, Wozniak was the 24th seed and became the first Québécoise to ever be seeded at Roland-Garros. Wozniak made it to the round of 16, before losing to Serena Williams. With her French Open success, Wozniak became Canada's first representative in the fourth round of the French Open women's draw in 17 years, and the first Canadian woman to survive into the second week at the French Open since Patricia Hy-Boulais in 1992. Wozniak was also the first Canadian to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam event since Maureen Drake qualified for the round of 16 at the 1999 Australian Open. "That's awesome for Canada and I hope to keep going", said Wozniak.
She debuted her grass season in June, at the Aegon International in Eastbourne, Wozniak made it to the semifinals, before losing to Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark. After that tournament, Wozniak's ranking rose two spots, to a career-high of No. 21. At Wimbledon, she was the first Canadian to be seeded in singles in 20 years at No. 23. However, she fell in the first round to Italy's Francesca Schiavone.
At the US Open, she advanced to the third round before losing to tenth seed Flavia Pennetta. Wozniak entered the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo and made it into the third round before losing in three sets to Magdaléna Rybáriková.
Wozniak was named Athlete of the Year for the second time in three years at the Tennis Quebec Excellence Awards. Her father Antoni and fitness trainer André Parent were joint winners of the International Coach of the Year Award for Quebec athletes. She was also named Female Athlete of the Year by the Canadian Press in recognition of her outstanding season.
In January, Caroline Wozniacki eliminated Wozniak for the sixth time at the 2010 Australian Open in straight sets. After early losses in Miami and Indian Wells, she went to defend her last year final in Ponte Vedra Beach. However, she lost in the quarterfinals to Dominika Cibulková.
At the 2010 French Open, she lost in the third round to fifth seed Elena Dementieva in a match that lasted more than three hours. At Wimbledon, Wozniak made it to the second round before losing to fourth seed Jelena Jankovi?. After losing in the first round of the Rogers Cup in her native Quebec against Timea Bacsinszky, she lost again in the first round at the US Open against world No. 202 Sally Peers in a match that took just 48 minutes. She was out for the remainder of the season due to a forearm injury.
In her first Grand Slam appearance since coming back from injury, Wozniak qualified for the 2011 French Open. She won her first round match against Junri Namigata before losing in the second round to world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki. She also qualified for Wimbledon, but lost in the first round against Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová.
She won in early August the second biggest tournament of her career at the $100,000 ITF Vancouver Open, where she defeated Jamie Hampton in the final. Wozniak qualified for her third straight Grand Slam at the US Open, but lost in the first round to young American Christina McHale.
At the first Grand Slam of the season, the Australian Open, Wozniak defeated Zhang Shuai in the first round. She made it through to the second round for the first time of her career. She was defeated by 27th seed Maria Kirilenko in the next round. In March, she won the $100,000 ITF Bahamas Women's Open, beating Alizé Cornet in the final. Wozniak reached the third round of the Sony Ericsson Open with wins over Eleni Daniilidou and world No. 28 Monica Niculescu in first and second round respectively, but lost to Venus Williams after having a match point in the third set.
At the French Open, she reached the third round for the fourth time in five years, but lost to world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka. She was eliminated in the second round at Wimbledon by world No. 27 Zheng Jie. Wozniak qualified for the Summer Olympic Games in London, but lost to American Venus Williams in the second round. At the Rogers Cup, she reached the quarterfinals at a Premier 5 tournament for the first time of her career, where she lost to Caroline Wozniacki. She became the first Canadian in 20 years (since Patricia Hy-Boulais in 1992) to reach the quarterfinals there. Wozniak lost in the second round of the US Open to world No. 17 Lucie ?afá?ová.
Wozniak made a first return following her injury at the Sony Open Tennis in March, but fell to Kristina Mladenovic in the first round. She was then forced to take a second break of three months to make sure her shoulder is completely healed. She made a second return at the New Haven Open at Yale in mid-August, but was defeated in three sets by world No. 26 Ekaterina Makarova in her opening match. Her next tournament was the US Open where she was eliminated by world No. 2 Victoria Azarenka in the second round.
In September, Wozniak lost in the first round of the Challenge Bell to the eight seed Caroline Garcia. At the WTA Premier 5 Toray Pan Pacific Open in late September, Wozniak made it to the second round using her protected ranking. She defeated world No. 47 Francesca Schiavone in the opening round, but fell to the second seed Agnieszka Radwa?ska in the next one. The next week, she lost in the first round of the WTA Premier Mandatory China Open to world No. 13 Sloane Stephens. At the last tournament of her season in early October, the HP Open, she was defeated by Kristina Mladenovic in the first round.
Wozniak started the season, and the first with her new coach Nathalie Tauziat, at the Shenzhen Open, but lost to Viktorija Golubic in the first round. At the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open, Wozniak fell in the first round of qualifying to Anna Tatishvili. In February, she helped Canada reach the World Group playoffs for the first time since 2004 with a three-set win over Vesna Dolonc. In late February, Wozniak reached the second round of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel with a win over Ashleigh Barty in her opening match. She was eliminated by Zhang Shuai in the next round.
At the WTA Premier Mandatory BNP Paribas Open in March, Wozniak defeated Urszula Radwa?ska in her opening match to set up a clash with world No. 15 Sabine Lisicki in the next round. She won in three sets after being down 2-5 in the third set tiebreak, and with Lisicki serving twice for the match. She beat her second straight top-30 player with a victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the third round. She was defeated by world No. 2 Li Na in the round of 16. In mid-March, Wozniak was awarded a wildcard for the Sony Open Tennis but was eliminated by Caroline Garcia in the first round. At her next tournament, the Monterrey Open in late March, she qualified for the main draw and won her opening match over Marcela Zacarías, but was stopped by world No. 13 Ana Ivanovic in the next round.
In April, Wozniak won a crucial match over world No. 52 Jana ?epelová at the Fed Cup World Group Play-offs to help Canada get its place in the World Group I, the first time ever for the country since the introduction of the new World Group format in 1995. At the French Open in May, Wozniak qualified for the main draw but lost in three sets to world No. 26 Sorana Cîrstea in the first round, despite having a match point in the second set. At a warm up tournament for Wimbledon, the WTA Premier Aegon Classic, she qualified for the main draw and reached the third round. She was eliminated by world No. 25 Kirsten Flipkens in three sets. Wozniak qualified for her second straight Grand Slam at Wimbledon, but was defeated by world No. 10 Dominika Cibulková in the first round. In August, Wozniak was awarded a wildcard for the Rogers Cup where she was eliminated by world No. 20 Sloane Stephens in the opening round. She lost in the first round of the US Open to world No. 33 Kurumi Nara at the end of August. Wozniak had to end her season prematurely to have shoulder surgery.
Wozniak made her return in late August 2015 at the ITF 25K in Winnipeg after an 11-month layoff following her shoulder surgery. She advanced to the quarterfinals, but was defeated by Michaëlla Krajicek. In September 2015 at the Coupe Banque Nationale, she was awarded a wildcard into the qualifying draw where she lost in the first round to Mandy Minella. She was also unable to qualify for her next tournament, this time in the final round of the ITF 75K Coleman Vision Tennis Championships one week later. In October 2015, Wozniak lost in the first round of her final two tournaments of the season, the ITF 50Ks in Tampico and Saguenay.
In February 2016, Wozniak advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITF 25K in Surprise. She used her protected ranking to enter the main draw of the French Open in June 2016, her first Grand Slam main draw since the 2014 US Open, but was defeated by Yulia Putintseva in the opening round. At the end of July 2016, using again her protected ranking, she entered the singles main draw of the Citi Open where she lost to Jessica Pegula in the first round. The next week, she received a wildcard into the main draw of the Rogers Cup and lost in the first round to Sara Errani. She next played the Challenger Banque Nationale de Granby, an ITF 50K event, and reached the semifinals.
At the Coupe Banque Nationale in September, she was awarded a wildcard to play in the main draw, but she lost to Pegula in her opener for the second time in two months. At the ITF 75K Coleman Vision Tennis Championships the next week, Wozniak advanced to the semifinals where she lost to Mandy Minella in three sets. Also in September 2016, she reached the quarterfinals of the ITF 25K in Stillwater. At the Challenger Banque Nationale de Saguenay in October, Wozniak made it to the quarterfinals, losing to first seed CiCi Bellis.
In January 2017, Wozniak lost in the qualifying first round at the Australian Open. The next month, she reached the quarterfinals of the ITF 60K in Burnie. In May 2017, she was awarded a wildcard in the qualifying draw at the French Open but lost in the opening round. For most of the summer, she played on the ITF Women's Circuit. At the end of July 2017 at the ITF 25K in Gatineau, Wozniak captured her first title since 2012 with a straight-sets victory over Ellen Perez. In October 2017, she won her second title of the season with a victory over Marie Bouzková at the ITF 25K in Stillwater.
Wozniak won her first Fed Cup match in 2004, defeating Swiss Timea Bacsinszky, and boasts a 40-12 record through April 2016. Her 40 total victories are a Canadian Fed Cup record, as are her 32 wins in singles. She has appeared in 36 ties in the Fed Cup, also a record.
Wozniak had an all court game that was anchored by an effective first serve and a strong backhand. She also possessed a good overhead. Her favourite surface is clay.
|Loss||0-1||May 2007||Morocco Open, Morocco||Tier IV||Clay||Milagros Sequera||1-6, 3-6|
|Win||1-1||Jul 2008||Stanford Classic, United States||Tier II||Hard||Marion Bartoli||7-5, 6-3|
|loss||1-2||Apr 2009||Amelia Island Championships, United States||International||Clay||Caroline Wozniacki||1-6, 2-6|
|$100,000 tournaments (2-0)|
|$75,000 / $80,000 tournaments (1-0)|
|$50,000 / $60,000 tournaments (1-0)|
|$25,000 tournaments (6-3)|
|$10,000 / $15,000 tournaments (1-0)|
|Win||1-0||Jun 2002||Lachine, Canada||10,000||Hard||Beier Ko||6-0, 6-3|
|Win||2-0||Jul 2005||Hamilton, Canada||25,000||Clay||María José Argeri||6-1, 6-2|
|Loss||2-1||Oct 2005||Pelham, United States||25,000||Clay||Soledad Esperón||5-7, 2-6|
|Win||3-1||Oct 2005||Victoria, Mexico||25,000||Hard||Olga Blahotová||2-6, 6-0, 6-4|
|Loss||3-2||Oct 2005||Mexico City, Mexico||25,000||Hard||María José Argeri||4-6, 0-4 ret.|
|Win||4-2||Nov 2005||Toronto, Canada||25,000||Hard (i)||Olena Antypina||6-4, 6-3|
|Win||5-2||Jul 2006||Hamilton, Canada||25,000||Clay||Valérie Tétreault||6-1, 6-7(5-7), 6-2|
|Win||6-2||Oct 2006||Ashland, United States||50,000||Hard||Ágnes Szávay||6-1, 7-6(7-2)|
|Win||7-2||Nov 2006||Pittsburgh, United States||75,000||Hard (i)||Victoria Azarenka||6-2, ret.|
|Loss||7-3||Mar 2008||Redding, United States||25,000||Hard||Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová||6-7(4-7), 3-6|
|Win||8-3||Aug 2011||Vancouver, Canada||100,000||Hard||Jamie Hampton||6-3, 6-1|
|Win||9-3||Mar 2012||Nassau, Bahamas||100,000||Hard||Alizé Cornet||6-4, 7-5|
|Win||10-3||Jul 2017||Gatineau, Canada||25,000||Hard||Ellen Perez||7-6(7-4), 6-4|
|Win||11-3||Oct 2017||Stillwater, United States||25,000||Hard||Marie Bouzková||7-5, 6-4|
|$100,000 tournaments (0-0)|
|$75,000 / $80,000 tournaments (0-0)|
|$50,000 / $60,000 tournaments (0-0)|
|$25,000 tournaments (0-1)|
|$10,000 / $15,000 tournaments (0-1)|
|Loss||0-1||Jun 2002||Toronto, Canada||10,000||Hard||Diana Srebrovic|| Lauren Cheung
|Loss||0-2||Jul 2006||Hamilton, Canada||25,000||Clay||Soledad Esperón|| Nicole Kriz
This table is current through the 2018 French Open.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||A||Q3||1R||Q1||1R||1R||A||2R||A||Q1||A||Q1||Q1||A||0 / 4||1-4||20%|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||A||Q2||1R||3R||4R||3R||2R||3R||A||1R||A||1R||Q1||A||0 / 8||10-8||56%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||1R||2R||1R||2R||1R||2R||A||1R||A||A||A||0 / 7||3-7||30%|
|US Open||A||A||A||A||A||Q2||1R||1R||3R||1R||1R||2R||2R||1R||A||A||A||0 / 8||4-8||33%|
|Win-Loss||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-4||3-3||5-4||3-4||1-3||5-4||1-1||0-3||0-0||0-1||0-0||0-0||0 / 27||18-27||40%|
|Summer Olympics||Not Held||A||Not Held||A||Not Held||2R||Not Held||A||Not Held||0 / 1||1-1||50%|
|Fed Cup||A||A||A||PO||AZ1||WG2||WG2||AZ1||WG2||WG2||WG2||AZ1||A||PO||A||WG2||A||A||0 / 0||32-11||74%|
|WTA Premier Mandatory / Premier 5 Tournaments|
|Doha / Dubai||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 1||0-1||0%|
|Indian Wells||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||Q2||3R||2R||Q1||1R||A||4R||A||Q2||A||A||0 / 5||4-5||44%|
|Miami||A||A||A||A||Q1||A||1R||2R||2R||2R||A||3R||1R||1R||A||A||A||A||0 / 7||3-7||30%|
|Madrid||Not Held||2R||1R||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 2||1-2||33%|
|Rome||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||A||A||1R||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 2||1-2||33%|
|Canada||A||A||Q1||1R||1R||1R||2R||2R||1R||1R||2R||QF||A||1R||A||1R||Q1||0 / 11||6-11||35%|
|Cincinnati||Not Tier I||2R||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 1||1-1||50%|
|Tokyo / Wuhan||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||A||1R||3R||A||A||A||2R||A||A||A||A||0 / 3||3-3||50%|
|Beijing||Not Tier I||3R||A||A||A||1R||A||A||A||A||0 / 2||2-2||50%|
|Win-Loss||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-1||0-1||0-1||1-3||2-3||8-8||0-4||1-1||5-5||1-3||3-3||0-0||0-1||0-0||0-0||0 / 34||21-34||38%|
|Hardcourt Win-Loss||0-0||11-3||0-1||5-3||19-5||34-15||16-18||29-14||13-14||3-9||19-10||23-10||2-6||14-11||4-4||21-14||21-12||1-2||1 / 158||235-151||61%|
|Clay Win-Loss||0-0||0-0||1-2||6-3||25-7||7-6||5-3||6-5||10-7||6-6||5-2||8-6||0-0||8-4||0-0||0-3||2-5||1-1||0 / 60||90-60||60%|
|Grass Win-Loss||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-1||0-3||2-2||4-3||5-3||3-1||3-3||0-0||7-2||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0 / 18||24-18||57%|
|Carpet Win-Loss||2-1||0-0||1-1||0-0||0-1||2-2||1-5||3-1||3-1||0-0||1-1||1-0||0-1||0-0||0-1||0-1||0-1||0-0||0 / 16||14-17||45%|
|Overall Win-Loss||2-1||11-3||2-4||11-6||44-13||43-24||22-29||40-22||30-25||14-18||28-14||35-19||2-7||29-17||4-5||21-18||23-18||2-3||1 / 252||363-246||60%|
This table is current through the 2018 Australian Open.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||1R||1R||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 2||0-2||0%|
|French Open||1R||A||1R||2R||A||2R||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 4||2-4||33%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||2R||2R||A||1R||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 3||2-3||40%|
|US Open||A||1R||1R||A||A||1R||2R||A||A||A||A||0 / 4||1-4||20%|
|Win-Loss||0-1||0-1||1-4||2-3||0-0||1-3||1-1||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0 / 13||5-13||28%|
|Year||Grand Slam||WTA||Total||US$||WTA rank||Ref|
*As of November 6, 2017
Wozniak's win-loss record (11-37, 23%) against players who were ranked world No. 20 or higher when played is as follows:
Players who have been ranked world No. 1 are in boldface.
Wozniak has a 4-21 (16%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
|1.||Serena Williams||5||Stanford, United States||Hard||SF||6-2, 3-1 retired||85|
|2.||Nadia Petrova||10||Ponte Vedra Beach, United States||Clay||SF||6-4, 4-6, 6-2||35|
|3.||Svetlana Kuznetsova||5||Eastbourne, United Kingdom||Grass||1R||6-0, 6-3||23|
|4.||Caroline Wozniacki||5||Tokyo, Japan||Hard||2R||5-0 retired||35|