Caroline Maes
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Caroline Maes
Caroline Maes
Country (sports) Belgium
ResidenceZele, Belgium
Born (1982-11-09) 9 November 1982 (age 37)
Dendermonde, Belgium
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro1997
Retired2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$159,891
Singles
Career record251-193
Career titles0 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 151 (28 May 2007)
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenQ2 (2008)
WimbledonQ1 (2007)
US OpenQ1 (2007)
Doubles
Career record125-124
Career titles0 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 135 (11 February 2008)
Last updated on: 10 September 2009.

Caroline Maes (born 9 November 1982 in Dendermonde, Belgium) is a former Belgian tennis player.

Maes is active in the singles game since 1997 and doubles since 1999. The highest place she ever achieved on the WTA-ranking in singles is 151st on 28 May 2007. In doubles she got to the 135rd[clarification needed] place on 11 February 2008. She has yet to win her first WTA-tournament, but has won eight ITF-tournaments in singles and nine in doubles. Her last and most important ITF-title was the 2007 $100,000 Rome - Tiro A Volo tournament on 19 May, defeating Yuliya Beygelzimer and Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro in her way to the final, where she beat former top-50 player Marta Marrero from Spain. So far, she performed three top-100 wins: Yuliana Fedak (WTA-66, Hasselt 2006), Jelena Kostani? (WTA-46, Dubai 2 2006), Akiko Morigami (WTA-51, Strasbourg 2007). In 2006, she also made it to the last 16 of the doubles tournament of Miami together with Kim Clijsters.

Fed Cup experience

Maes was a member of the Belgian Fed Cup team in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007. She made 3 singles and 4 doubles appearances. However, she did not win any singles match and won only one doubles match partnering Els Callens against the Slovak Republic.

She is very close friends with Kim Clijsters. She made herself unavailable for selection in Fed Cup tie against China in 2007, because she wished to attend the wedding of Clijsters and American basketball player Brian Lynch that week-end (14 July 2007) instead.

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 11 (8-3)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 13 August 2000 Rebecq, Belgium Clay Luxembourg Claudine Schaul 1-6, 7-6, 6-3
Winner 2. 12 November 2000 Villenave-d'Ornon, France Clay (I) Luxembourg Claudine Schaul 4-0 4-1 4-5 4-1
Winner 3. 11 November 2001 Villenave-d'Ornon, France Clay (I) France Stéphanie Rizzi 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Winner 4. 2 December 2001 Mallorca, Spain Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Adriana Basaric 2-6, 6-1, 7-5
Winner 5. 21 August 2005 Koksijde, Belgium Clay France Nadege Vergos 2-6, 6-1, 7-5
Runner-up 1. 30 April 2006 Cavtat, Croatia Clay Ukraine Irina Buryachok 6-3, 4-6, 1-6
Winner 6. 7 May 2006 Dubrovnik, Croatia Clay Serbia Karolina Jovanovi? 6-1, 6-1
Winner 7. 13 August 2006 Rebecq, Belgium Clay France Sylvia Montero 6-1, 6-2
Runner-up 2. 2 October 2006 Nantes, France Hard France Iryna Brémond 6-1, 5-7, 1-6
Winner 8. 13 May 2007 Rome, Italy Clay Spain Marta Marrero 6-4, 7-6
Runner-up 3. 20 March 2008 Tessenderlo, Belgium Clay (i) Belgium Kirsten Flipkens 5-7, 1-6

Doubles: 19 (9-10)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 10 July 2000 Brussels, Belgium Clay Russia Ekaterina Kozhokina Japan Kaori Aoyama
JapanKumiko Iijima
6-1, 6-4
Runner-up 1. 21 August 2000 Westende, Belgium Clay Belgium Elke Clijsters Netherlands Natasha Galouza
Netherlands Anouk Sterk
1-6, 0-6
Winner 2. 6 November 2000 Villenave-d'Ornon, France Clay New Zealand Shelley Stephens France Diana Brunel
France Edith Nunes-Bersot
4-1 1-4 4-2 4-0
Runner-up 2. 11 November 2001 Villenave-d'Ornon, France Clay (I) Belgium Leslie Butkiewicz Uruguay Daniela Olivera
Madagascar Natacha Randriantefy
4-6, 2-6
Winner 3. 24 March 2002 Cholet, France Clay Czech Republic Gabriela Navrátilová Belgium Leslie Butkiewicz
BelgiumPatty Van Acker
4-1 RET
Runner-up 3. 12 October 2003 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (I) Belgium Leslie Butkiewicz Latvia L?ga Dekmeijere
Germany Bianka Lamade
1-6, 2-6
Winner 4. 9 November 2003 Villenave-d'Ornon, France Clay France Aurélie Védy Belarus Iryna Kuryanovich
Israel Yevgenia Savransky
6-3, 7-6(8-6)
Runner-up 4. 2 March 2004 Buchen, Germany Hard (i) Belgium Elke Clijsters Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová
1-6, 4-6
Winner 5. 21 March 2004 Amiens, France Clay France Virginie Pichet France Florence Haring
MadagascarNatacha Randriantefy
3-6, 6-2, 7-5
Runner-up 5. 12 July 2005 Brussels, Belgium Clay Belgium Leslie Butkiewicz Czech Republic Iveta Gerlová
Germany Carmen Klaschka
5-7, 2-6
Winner 6. 24 July 2005 Zwevegem, Belgium Clay Belgium Leslie Butkiewicz Czech Republic Petra Cetkovská
Spain Gabriela Velasco Andreu
6-3, 6-2
Runner-up 6. 30 April 2006 Cavtat, Croatia Clay Australia Christina Horiatopoulos Slovenia Tina Obre?
Slovenia Anja Prislan
W\O
Winner 7. 22 July 2006 Zwevegem, Belgium Clay Belgium Leslie Butkiewicz Poland Olga Brózda
Poland Natalia Ko?at
6-2, 6-2
Runner-up 7. 29 July 2006 Les Contamines-Montjoie, France Hard Australia Christina Horiatopoulos Portugal Catarina Ferreira
Germany Laura Siegemund
4-6, 6-2, 5-7
Runner-up 8. 26 August 2006 Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands Clay Belgium Leslie Butkiewicz Slovenia Andreja Klepa?
Montenegro Danica Krstaji?
2-6, 6-7
Runner-up 9. 7 May 2007 Rome, Italy Clay Estonia Maret Ani Poland Marta Domachowska
Finland Emma Laine
1-0, ret.
Winner 8. 24 September 2007 Nottingham, United Kingdom Hard Finland Emma Laine United Kingdom Anna Fitzpatrick
MontenegroAna Veselinovi?
3-6, 7-6(7-4)
Runner-up 10. 7 October 2007 Nantes, France Hard United Kingdom Melanie South Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
Sweden Johanna Larsson
6-4, 5-7, [7-10]
Winner 9. 2 December 2007 Sintra, Portugal Clay Serbia Teodora Mir?i? Portugal Neuza Silva
BrazilRoxane Vaisemberg
6-4, 6-1

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