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Madison Brengle

Madison Brengle
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Brengle at the 2021 French Open
Country (sports) United States
Born (1990-04-03) April 3, 1990 (age 31)
Dover, Delaware, U.S.
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachJulie Coin
Prize moneyUS$ 3,446,535
Career record499-379 (56.8%)
Career titles1 WTA 125K, 15 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 35 (4 May 2015)
Current rankingNo. 82 (21 June 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2015)
French Open2R (2017, 2021)
Wimbledon3R (2017, 2021)
US Open3R (2015, 2020)
Career record121-178 (40.5%)
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 86 (8 May 2017)
Current rankingNo. 333 (28 June 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2016, 2021)
French Open2R (2015, 2017)
Wimbledon1R (2015, 2019, 2021)
US Open1R (2007, 2015, 2021)
Last updated on: 28 June 2021.

Madison Brengle (born April 3, 1990) is an American professional tennis player. Brengle's biggest success occurred in early 2015, reaching her first WTA Tour final in January, followed by a fourth round Grand Slam appearance at the Australian Open.[1] In May, she reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 35 in the world. Her greatest victory came in 2017 over world No. 2, Serena Williams. She has won one WTA 125K series singles title, 15 ITF singles titles, and seven ITF doubles titles.

In August 2007, she was ranked fourth in the world in juniors. Brengle then toiled for years in the ITF Women's Circuit. Over the course of 24 consecutive majors between 2008 and 2014, she failed to make it out of the pre-tournament qualifier. The streak ended when she earned a wildcard for the 2014 US Open main draw, which she capitalized on for her first major match-win. Her ranking soon rose into the top 100 for the first time in September 2014.[2]

Early life

Brengle was born and raised in Dover, Delaware, and is Jewish.[3][4][5] Her mother (Gaby née Gamberg) coaches her, her father is Dan Brengle, and she has a brother named David.[4][6][3]

Playing style

Brengle is what some coaches call a scrappy player, and her game is built around counter-punching and outlasting her opponents in long rallies while waiting for her opponent's error. When serving she uses an abbreviated service motion. Her forehand has a low follow-through. Sometimes on her backhand she will drive the ball flat, using a half-swing. Brengle moves quickly around the court, and is willing to battle to win her matches.

Junior career

As a teenager, Brengle participated in an experimental USTA training regimen.[7]

In 2006, she won the Easter Bowl doubles championships with Kristy Frilling, defeating Sanaz Marand and Ashley Weinhold in the final. In 2007, Brengle reached the Australian Open girls' singles final, before going down to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Brengle and Julia Cohen were the top seeds at the 2007 French Open girls' doubles competition, but the team lost in the first round.

Seeded seventh, Brengle lost in the final of the Wimbledon girls' singles competition to Urszula Radwa?ska, in three sets. Brengle and Chelsey Gullickson reached the girls' doubles semifinals there before losing to top seeds and eventual champions, Pavlyuchenkova and Radwa?ska. In August 2007, she was ranked fourth in the world in juniors.[8]

Professional career

2005-2006: Early years, First ITF title

2005 saw Brengle win her first ITF title, when, as a 15-year-old, she won a tournament in Baltimore. In the final, she defeated Beau Jones.

2007-2008: Grand Slams debut

In 2007, Brengle received wildcard entries into two Grand Slam tournaments, losing in the first round both times. Accepted into the Australian Open main draw, Brengle lost to ninth-seeded Patty Schnyder. She was allowed another wildcard into the US Open, where she lost to Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Brengle and Ashley Weinhold were doubles wild cards, but lost in the first round of the doubles competition to eventual quarterfinalists, Stéphanie Foretz and Yaroslava Shvedova.

Brengle won her first WTA match of the season in August by defeating former top-20 player Flavia Pennetta, before losing to Elena Dementieva in the following round at the 2007 East West Bank Classic WTA tournament in Los Angeles. In addition, earlier in the year, the American reached the second round of the 2007 French Open qualifying draw.

On the ITF Circuit, Brengle reached three out of four singles finals in the first four months of the year. Brengle and Kristy Frilling won an ITF doubles title in Augusta, Georgia. In the final, the team defeated Angelina Gabueva and Alisa Kleybanova.

Brengle in 2008

In 2008, Brengle received a wildcard into the French Open (after winning a wildcard tournament), defeating Ahsha Rolle in the finals. The US Open and the French Open agreed to exchange wildcards in their respective tournaments.


In 2011, Brengle finally won her second ITF title at Hammond, LA. She also reached the final at another ITF event at Rancho Santa Fe, California. At College Park, she defeated recent Wimbledon third rounder Melinda Czink to win her first WTA Tour match since Quebec City in 2009.

In 2012, Brengle won her third ITF title at Fort Walton Beach, Florida. She also won the doubles title with Paula Kania of Poland.

In 2013, she won her fourth ITF title at Rancho Santa Fe.

2014: First Grand Slam win, top 100 debut

Brengle had a strong start to her 2014 season, qualifying through to the main draw at the Hobart International, but was narrowly defeated in the first round by top seed Samantha Stosur in a final-set tiebreak. The next week, she was in touching distance of a main-draw berth at the Australian Open, but lost to Irina-Camelia Begu in the final qualifying round. In July, she won the $50k Kentucky Bank Championships, beating Nicole Gibbs in the final. Later in the year, she was awarded a wildcard into the main draw of the US Open, where she recorded her first ever Grand Slam win over Julia Glushko of Israel.

She moved into the top 100 for first time on September 29, 2014, after winning the $50k event Redrock Open in Las Vegas defeating Nicole Vaidi?ová, Kateryna Bondarenko and Michelle Larcher de Brito, all in straight sets.

2015-16: Breakthrough: Australian Open fourth round, Top 50 debut, Career-high ranking

Brengle in 2015

At the 2015 Australian Open Brengle defeated the 13th-ranked Andrea Petkovic in the first round. Then, she won in straight sets against both Irina Falconi and CoCo Vandeweghe, eventually losing in the fourth round to Madison Keys, 2-6, 4-6. This was her best performance in a Grand Slam tournament so far. In Stuttgart, she defeated No. 4 ranked Petra Kvitová in straight sets.[9] In May 2015, her singles ranking reached a career-best of No. 35 in the world. She finished the 2015 season ranked No. 40.[3]

In 2016 in Dubai, she defeated No. 8 ranked Kvitová in three sets.[9]

2017: First Wimbledon third round

Brengle began the season with an upset win over compatriot and world No. 2, Serena Williams, at the ASB Classic in Auckland.[9] Then, she won the $60k tournaments of Charlottesville and Charleston.[6] At the Wimbledon Championships, she beat No. 12 ranked Petra Kvitová in the second round.[9]

2020-2021: Second US Open and Second Wimbledon Third rounds

At the 2020 US Open (tennis), Brengle reached the third round for a second time since 2015 where she was defeated by eventual quarterfinalist and fellow American Shelby Rogers.

Brengle reached the third round at 2021 Wimbledon Championships for the second time in her career and sixth at a major overall, defeating two fellow Americans en route Christina McHale and 4th seed, World No. 6 and former Grand Slam champion Sofia Kenin.[10]


In 2016, Brengle was named to the Delaware Tennis Hall of Fame.[11] She was the youngest person ever to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.[12] That year, she was also the first tennis player granted the Delaware Sportswriters & Broadcasters Association's John J. Brady Delaware Athlete of the Year Award.[13]

Performance timelines

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (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/Paralympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (P) postponed; (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.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup and Olympic Games are included in win/loss records.[14]


Current after the 2021 US Open.


Tournament 2007 ... 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W-L Win %
Australian Open A A 1R 1R 2R A A A 0 / 3 1-3 25%
French Open A 2R 3R 2R A A 1R 1R 0 / 5 4-5 44%
Wimbledon A 1R 2R Q1 A 1R NH 1R 0 / 4 1-4 20%
US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R A 1R A 1R 0 / 6 0-6 0%
Win-Loss 0-1 1-3 3-4 1-3 1-1 0-2 0-1 0-3 0 / 18 6-18 25%

WTA career finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Grand Slam tournaments
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss Jan 2015 Hobart International, Australia International Hard United Kingdom Heather Watson 3-6, 4-6

WTA 125K series finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Result    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win Jan 2020 Newport Beach Challenger, United States Hard Switzerland Stefanie Vögele 6-1, 3-6, 6-2

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 26 (15 titles, 11 runner-ups)

$100,000 tournaments
$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Jul 2005 ITF Baltimore, United States 10,000 Hard United States Beau Jones 6-4, 6-1
Loss 1-1 Jun 2006 ITF Hilton Head, United States 10,000 Hard United States Julie Ditty 3-6, 2-6
Loss 1-2 Feb 2007 ITF Clearwater, United States 25,000 Hard Slovakia Stanislava Hrozenská 4-6, 3-6
Loss 1-3 Apr 2007 ITF Hammond, United States 25,000 Hard China Yuan Meng 2-6, 2-6
Loss 1-4 Jun 2010 Boston Challenger, United States 50,000 Hard United States Jamie Hampton 2-6, 1-6
Loss 1-5 Feb 2011 ITF Rancho Santa Fe, United States 25,000 Hard Portugal Michelle Larcher de Brito 6-3, 4-6, 1-6
Win 2-5 Mar 2011 ITF Hammond, United States 25,000 Hard France Stéphanie Foretz Gacon 6-3, 6-3
Win 3-5 Mar 2012 ITF Fort Walton Beach, United States 25,000 Hard Croatia Tereza Mrde?a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Win 4-5 Feb 2013 ITF Rancho Santa Fe, United States 25,000 Hard United States Nicole Gibbs 6-1, 6-4
Loss 4-6 Jul 2013 Sacramento Challenger, United States 50,000 Hard Japan Mayo Hibi 5-7, 0-6
Win 5-6 Aug 2013 Landisville Challenge, United States 25,000 Hard Australia Olivia Rogowska 6-2, 6-0
Loss 5-7 Oct 2013 ITF Florence, United States 25,000 Hard Georgia (country) Anna Tatishvili 2-6, 6-4, 4-6
Win 6-7 Jul 2014 Lexington Challenger, United States 50,000 Hard United States Nicole Gibbs 6-3, 6-4
Win 7-7 Sep 2014 Las Vegas Open, United States 50,000 Hard Portugal Michelle Larcher de Brito 6-1, 6-4
Loss 7-8 Apr 2015 Osprey Challenger, United States 50,000 Clay United States Alexa Glatch 2-6, 7-6(6), 3-6
Win 8-8 Apr 2016 Osprey Challenger, United States 50,000 Clay Spain Lara Arruabarrena 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Win 9-8 Apr 2017 Charlottesville Clay Court Classic, United States 60,000 Clay United States Caroline Dolehide 6-4, 6-3
Win 10-8 May 2017 ITF Charleston, United States 60,000 Clay United States Danielle Collins 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
Win 11-8 Feb 2018 Midland Classic, United States 100,000 Hard United States Jamie Loeb 6-1, 6-2
Loss 11-9 May 2018 ITF Charleston, United States 80,000 Clay United States Taylor Townsend 0-6, 4-6
Win 12-9 Aug 2018 ITF Landisville, United States 60,000 Hard United States Kristie Ahn 6-4, 1-0 ret.
Win 13-9 Oct 2018 Stockton Challenger, United States 60,000 Hard United States Danielle Lao 7-5, 7-6(10)
Loss 13-10 Apr 2019 Charlottesville Challenger, United States 80,000 Clay United States Whitney Osuigwe 4-6, 6-1, 3-6
Win 14-10 Jul 2019 Berkeley Challenge, United States 60,000 Hard Japan Mayo Hibi 7-5, 6-4
Win 15-10 Aug 2019 ITF Landisville, United States 60,000 Hard China Zhu Lin 6-4, 7-5
Loss 15-11 May 2021 LTP Charleston Pro Tennis, United States 100,000 Clay United States Claire Liu 2-6, 6-7(6)

Doubles: 12 (7 titles, 5 runner-ups)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 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 Oct 2007 ITF Augusta, United States 25,000 Hard United States Kristy Frilling Russia Angelina Gabueva
Russia Alisa Kleybanova
6-3, 6-3
Win 2-0 May 2008 ITF Indian Harbour Beach, United States 50,000 Clay United States Kristy Frilling United States Raquel Kops-Jones
United States Abigail Spears
2-6, 6-4, [10-7]
Loss 2-1 Aug 2009 Vancouver Open, Canada 75,000 Hard United States Lilia Osterloh United States Ahsha Rolle
United States Riza Zalameda
6-4, 6-3
Loss 2-2 Apr 2010 ITF Osprey, United States 25,000 Clay United States Asia Muhammad Argentina María Irigoyen
Argentina Florencia Molinero
6-1, 7-6(3)
Win 3-2 Oct 2010 ITF Troy, United States 50,000 Hard United States Asia Muhammad Russia Alina Jidkova
Germany Laura Siegemund
6-2, 6-4
Loss 3-3 Oct 2011 ITF Rock Hill, United States 25,000 Hard Venezuela Gabriela Paz Croatia Maria Abramovi?
Brazil Roxane Vaisemberg
3-6, 6-3, [10-5]
Win 4-3 Mar 2012 ITF Fort Walton Beach, United States 25,000 Hard Poland Paula Kania Russia Elena Bovina
France Alizé Lim
6-3, 6-4
Win 5-3 Oct 2013 ITF Florence, United States 25,000 Hard United States Anamika Bhargava United States Kristi Boxx
New Zealand Abigail Guthrie
7-5, 7-5
Win 6-3 Oct 2014 Classic of Macon, United States 50,000 Hard United States Alexa Glatch United States Anna Tatishvili
United States Ashley Weinhold
6-0, 7-5
Loss 6-4 Apr 2017 Charlottesville Open, United States 60,000 Clay United States Danielle Collins Serbia Jovana Jak?i?
Argentina Catalina Pella
4-6, 6-7(5)
Loss 6-5 May 2019 ITF Charleston Pro, United States 100,000 Clay United States Lauren Davis United States Taylor Townsend
United States Asia Muhammad
2-6, 2-6
Win 7-5 Jul 2019 Berkeley Challenge, United States 60,000 Hard United States Sachia Vickery United States Francesca Di Lorenzo
United Kingdom Katie Swan
6-3, 7-5

Wins over top 10 players

No. Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
1. Czech Republic Petra Kvitová No. 4 Stuttgart Open, Germany Clay (i) 2nd round 6-3, 7-6(2)
2. Czech Republic Petra Kvitová No. 8 Dubai Championships, UAE Hard 2nd round 0-6, 7-6(1), 6-3
3. United States Serena Williams No. 2 Auckland Open, New Zealand Hard 2nd round 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-4
4. United States Sofia Kenin No. 6 Wimbledon Championships, UK Grass 2nd round 6-2, 6-4

See also


  1. ^ "Brengle enjoying breakthrough on clay in Stuttgart". April 25, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Madison Brengle is 46: a Saga in Three Acts (So Far)". February 11, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ a b c admin (July 16, 2018). "Madison Brengle". WTA Tennis.
  4. ^ a b "Madison Brengle leads Jewish tennis players at Miami Open," Florida Jewish Journal.
  5. ^ "Brengle raises Jewish tennis presence," The Jerusalem Post.
  6. ^ a b
  7. ^ "A 'Soviet' Plan to Save U.S. Tennis". The Wall Street Journal. May 19, 2007. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^
  9. ^ a b c d admin (July 16, 2018). "Madison Brengle". WTA Tennis.
  10. ^ "Brengle shocks Kenin, Pliskova rolls, Jabeur ends Venus' Wimbledon run".
  11. ^ Fleming, Christy (November 14, 2016). "Madison Brengle Joins Delaware Tennis Hall of Fame". Town Square Delaware.
  12. ^ TSD (November 21, 2016). "Hall of Famer Madison Brengle on Her Journey to the Grand Slams". Town Square Delaware.
  13. ^ "Tennis player Brengle named state Athlete of the Year". delawareonline.
  14. ^ "Player & Career overview".

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