|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||April 3, 1990|
Dover, Delaware, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||US$ 3,446,535|
|Career record||499-379 (56.8%)|
|Career titles||1 WTA 125K, 15 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 35 (4 May 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 82 (21 June 2021)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2015)|
|French Open||2R (2017, 2021)|
|Wimbledon||3R (2017, 2021)|
|US Open||3R (2015, 2020)|
|Career record||121-178 (40.5%)|
|Career titles||7 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 86 (8 May 2017)|
|Current ranking||No. 333 (28 June 2021)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2016, 2021)|
|French Open||2R (2015, 2017)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2015, 2019, 2021)|
|US Open||1R (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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. In May 2015, her singles ranking reached a career-best of No. 35 in the world. She finished the 2015 season ranked No. 40.
In 2016 in Dubai, she defeated No. 8 ranked Kvitová in three sets.
Brengle began the season with an upset win over compatriot and world No. 2, Serena Williams, at the ASB Classic in Auckland. Then, she won the $60k tournaments of Charlottesville and Charleston. At the Wimbledon Championships, she beat No. 12 ranked Petra Kvitová in the second round.
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.
In 2016, Brengle was named to the Delaware Tennis Hall of Fame. She was the youngest person ever to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. 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.
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.
Current after the 2021 US Open.
|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%|
|Loss||Jan 2015||Hobart International, Australia||International||Hard||Heather Watson||3-6, 4-6|
|Win||Jan 2020||Newport Beach Challenger, United States||Hard||Stefanie Vögele||6-1, 3-6, 6-2|
|Win||1-0||Jul 2005||ITF Baltimore, United States||10,000||Hard||Beau Jones||6-4, 6-1|
|Loss||1-1||Jun 2006||ITF Hilton Head, United States||10,000||Hard||Julie Ditty||3-6, 2-6|
|Loss||1-2||Feb 2007||ITF Clearwater, United States||25,000||Hard||Stanislava Hrozenská||4-6, 3-6|
|Loss||1-3||Apr 2007||ITF Hammond, United States||25,000||Hard||Yuan Meng||2-6, 2-6|
|Loss||1-4||Jun 2010||Boston Challenger, United States||50,000||Hard||Jamie Hampton||2-6, 1-6|
|Loss||1-5||Feb 2011||ITF Rancho Santa Fe, United States||25,000||Hard||Michelle Larcher de Brito||6-3, 4-6, 1-6|
|Win||2-5||Mar 2011||ITF Hammond, United States||25,000||Hard||Stéphanie Foretz Gacon||6-3, 6-3|
|Win||3-5||Mar 2012||ITF Fort Walton Beach, United States||25,000||Hard||Tereza Mrde?a||6-4, 3-6, 6-3|
|Win||4-5||Feb 2013||ITF Rancho Santa Fe, United States||25,000||Hard||Nicole Gibbs||6-1, 6-4|
|Loss||4-6||Jul 2013||Sacramento Challenger, United States||50,000||Hard||Mayo Hibi||5-7, 0-6|
|Win||5-6||Aug 2013||Landisville Challenge, United States||25,000||Hard||Olivia Rogowska||6-2, 6-0|
|Loss||5-7||Oct 2013||ITF Florence, United States||25,000||Hard||Anna Tatishvili||2-6, 6-4, 4-6|
|Win||6-7||Jul 2014||Lexington Challenger, United States||50,000||Hard||Nicole Gibbs||6-3, 6-4|
|Win||7-7||Sep 2014||Las Vegas Open, United States||50,000||Hard||Michelle Larcher de Brito||6-1, 6-4|
|Loss||7-8||Apr 2015||Osprey Challenger, United States||50,000||Clay||Alexa Glatch||2-6, 7-6(6), 3-6|
|Win||8-8||Apr 2016||Osprey Challenger, United States||50,000||Clay||Lara Arruabarrena||4-6, 6-4, 6-3|
|Win||9-8||Apr 2017||Charlottesville Clay Court Classic, United States||60,000||Clay||Caroline Dolehide||6-4, 6-3|
|Win||10-8||May 2017||ITF Charleston, United States||60,000||Clay||Danielle Collins||4-6, 6-2, 6-3|
|Win||11-8||Feb 2018||Midland Classic, United States||100,000||Hard||Jamie Loeb||6-1, 6-2|
|Loss||11-9||May 2018||ITF Charleston, United States||80,000||Clay||Taylor Townsend||0-6, 4-6|
|Win||12-9||Aug 2018||ITF Landisville, United States||60,000||Hard||Kristie Ahn||6-4, 1-0 ret.|
|Win||13-9||Oct 2018||Stockton Challenger, United States||60,000||Hard||Danielle Lao||7-5, 7-6(10)|
|Loss||13-10||Apr 2019||Charlottesville Challenger, United States||80,000||Clay||Whitney Osuigwe||4-6, 6-1, 3-6|
|Win||14-10||Jul 2019||Berkeley Challenge, United States||60,000||Hard||Mayo Hibi||7-5, 6-4|
|Win||15-10||Aug 2019||ITF Landisville, United States||60,000||Hard||Zhu Lin||6-4, 7-5|
|Loss||15-11||May 2021||LTP Charleston Pro Tennis, United States||100,000||Clay||Claire Liu||2-6, 6-7(6)|
|Win||1-0||Oct 2007||ITF Augusta, United States||25,000||Hard||Kristy Frilling|| Angelina Gabueva
|Win||2-0||May 2008||ITF Indian Harbour Beach, United States||50,000||Clay||Kristy Frilling|| Raquel Kops-Jones
|2-6, 6-4, [10-7]|
|Loss||2-1||Aug 2009||Vancouver Open, Canada||75,000||Hard||Lilia Osterloh|| Ahsha Rolle
|Loss||2-2||Apr 2010||ITF Osprey, United States||25,000||Clay||Asia Muhammad|| María Irigoyen
|Win||3-2||Oct 2010||ITF Troy, United States||50,000||Hard||Asia Muhammad|| Alina Jidkova
|Loss||3-3||Oct 2011||ITF Rock Hill, United States||25,000||Hard||Gabriela Paz|| Maria Abramovi?
|3-6, 6-3, [10-5]|
|Win||4-3||Mar 2012||ITF Fort Walton Beach, United States||25,000||Hard||Paula Kania|| Elena Bovina
|Win||5-3||Oct 2013||ITF Florence, United States||25,000||Hard||Anamika Bhargava|| Kristi Boxx
|Win||6-3||Oct 2014||Classic of Macon, United States||50,000||Hard||Alexa Glatch|| Anna Tatishvili
|Loss||6-4||Apr 2017||Charlottesville Open, United States||60,000||Clay||Danielle Collins|| Jovana Jak?i?
|Loss||6-5||May 2019||ITF Charleston Pro, United States||100,000||Clay||Lauren Davis|| Taylor Townsend
|Win||7-5||Jul 2019||Berkeley Challenge, United States||60,000||Hard||Sachia Vickery|| Francesca Di Lorenzo
|1.||Petra Kvitová||No. 4||Stuttgart Open, Germany||Clay (i)||2nd round||6-3, 7-6(2)|
|2.||Petra Kvitová||No. 8||Dubai Championships, UAE||Hard||2nd round||0-6, 7-6(1), 6-3|
|3.||Serena Williams||No. 2||Auckland Open, New Zealand||Hard||2nd round||6-4, 6-7(3), 6-4|
|4.||Sofia Kenin||No. 6||Wimbledon Championships, UK||Grass||2nd round||6-2, 6-4|