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Magda Linette
Magda Linette
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Magda Linette at the 2018 French Open
Country (sports) Poland
Born (1992-02-12) 12 February 1992 (age 28)
Pozna?, Poland
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachMark Gellard
Prize money$2,801,008
Career record366-273 (57.3%)
Career titles2 WTA, 1 WTA 125K
Highest rankingNo. 33 (17 February 2020)
Current rankingNo. 40 (2 November 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2018)
French Open3R (2017)
Wimbledon3R (2019)
US Open3R (2020)
Career record134-126 (51.5%)
Career titles8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 95 (27 July 2015)
Current rankingNo. 160 (2 November 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2017, 2018)
French Open2R (2015, 2016, 2017, 2020)
Wimbledon1R (2015, 2017, 2018)
US Open3R (2018)
Team competitions
Fed Cup/BJK Cup13-9 (59.1%)
Last updated on: 5 November 2020.

Magda Linette (born 12 February 1992) is a Polish professional tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is world No. 33, which she reached on 17 February 2020.[1] Her career-high in doubles is No. 95, achieved on 27 July 2015.

She made her first appearance in a WTA Tour main draw at the Internationaux de Strasbourg in May 2013, where she also scored her first win at this level. The same year, she reached her first WTA semifinal in Baku, coming from qualifying. Linette won her first WTA Tour title at the 2019 Bronx Open, and her first WTA 125K title at the 2014 Ningbo International Women's Tennis Open. Her best result in WTA Premier tournaments is quarterfinal of 2016 Toray Pan Pacific Open.

Personal life

Magda Linette was born to Tomasz and Beata and resides in Pozna?.[2] She is a right-handed player and is currently coached by Izudin 'Izo' Zuni?.[2] She likes all surfaces.[2][3]

Tennis career


Magda Linette in 2009

In May, Magda Linette received a wildcard to the qualifying draw of Polsat Warsaw Open - part of WTA Premier series. She beat her doubles partner Paula Kania in straight sets but lost to Anna Chakvetadze. In June, she won her first professional tournament in Szczecin as a wild-card entrant.[4] In July, she made it to the final of the ITF tournament at Toru? but lost to top seed Ksenia Pervak from Russia in straight sets.[5]

Magda Linette won another two ITF titles in August, in Hechingen and Versmold, both in Germany. In Hechingen, as a qualifier, she defeated Sílvia Soler Espinosa of Spain, and in Versmold she beats Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets.[6]

She continued to play $25k tournaments and won her fourth title of the season in Katowice, where she defeated Eva Birnerová in three sets. The week after, she reached another final in Zagreb but lost to Renata Vorá?ová in three sets after 21 consecutive wins on the ITF Women's Circuit. She reached the final in Opole, losing to Sandra Záhlavová in three sets.


Magda Linette at the 2011 US Open
Magda Linette at the 2011 French Open

In early February, Linette played for the first time as a member of Poland Fed Cup team. She defeated Anne Kremer in straight sets, but lost her three other matches.

In May, she made her first appearance in a Grand Slam tournament, playing in the qualifying rounds.


Starting the season with several early exits, Magda Linette reached her first singles final in over 18 months at the $10k event of Florence in May but lost to Anaïs Laurendon. She reached a $25k final in Kristinehamn a month later, defeated by Australia's Sacha Jones. In Ystad, she won her first doubles title with her friend Katarzyna Piter.

She won the $10k of Prague after beating Kate?ina Siniaková and Zuzana Luknárová without dropping a set, lifting her fifth singles trophy in career and the first since September 2010.

In October and November, Linette got some of her best wins of the season by beating Eleni Daniilidou in Limoges, Monica Puig in Nantes, and Karolína Plí?ková in Équeurdreville. She added two more doubles titles to her prize list, including her first $50k level trophy in Limoges with compatriot Sandra Zaniewska. In December, she ended her season by winning another tournament in doubles with Katarzyna Piter in Ankara.


Back in Europe in late March, Linette reached the semifinals at the indoor hard court tournament of Tallinn, falling to Aliaksandra Sasnovich. At the end of the month, Linette reached the singles final at the $25k event of Civitavecchia, losing to Anna Karolína Schmiedlová.

Getting through WTA tournament qualifying at the Baku Cup, Linette made her second appearance in a main draw at this level. She defeated Julia Cohen, runner-up of the previous edition, then Kristýna Plí?ková to reach the quarterfinals where she benefited from a controversial retirement of Ons Jabeur.[7] She lost in her first WTA semifinals to Shahar Pe'er.

Linette started to compete in successive indoor hard events in France and got more success. She reached the semifinals at $50k Joué-lès-Tours. The week after, she won her eighth doubles title, pairing up with Viktorija Golubic. She competed in her first $50,000+H singles final in Nantes, falling to Aliaksandra Sasnovich. In December, she won a $25k tournament in Pune.


Linette launched her grass season with two ITF tournaments in Great Britain but lost twice to Anett Kontaveit in straight sets. She sustained an ankle injury from her first qualifying match at Wimbledon and had to stop playing for a month.

Linette during the 2014 China Open

In September, she played a series of WTA events. At Guangzhou, she reached her first WTA doubles final, partnering Alizé Cornet. She won a $25k event in Goyang.

In late October two weeks later, she won the WTA 125 tournament in Ningbo, defeating sixth seed Wang Qiang in the final; it was the biggest title of her career and her first WTA trophy.[8]

2015: First top-100 season

Magda Linette during her doubles first round match at the 2015 French Open

Linette won a Grand Slam match for the first time when she beat her compatriot Urszula Radwa?ska at the US Open, but then she lost to Agnieszka Radwa?ska. She reached the Japan Open final, peaking at a ranking of No. 64.


Linette reached the quarterfinals at the Katowice Open and the Pan Pacific Open. At the end of the year, she was ranked No. 96.


Magda Linette at the 2016 US Open

Linette's season in 2017 was highlighted by third tour-level semifinal of her career at Kuala Lumpur and the semifinals at the Malaysian Open. She appeared in her third career WTA Tour doubles final at Bogotá (with Cepede Royg), having been runner-up at 2014 Guangzhou and 2016 Hong Kong.[9] In 2018, Linette advanced to the quarterfinals at the Taiwan Open and at the Copa Colsanitas in Bogota.

2019: First WTA title and top 50

In August, Linette won the first edition of the Bronx Open, her first WTA Tour title.[10] The following week, Linette continued at Flushing Meadows where she lost to defending champion Naomi Osaka in the second round of the US Open[11]. Linette cracked the top 50 for the first time in her career, after reaching the second round of the US Open.

Linette reached her third WTA Tour final at the Korea Open, losing to Karolína Muchová.[12]

2020: Thailand Open title and top 40

In February, Linette won the Thailand Open, rising to a career-high ranking of No. 33.

Playing style

Linette is a defensive player, whose game is played primarily from the baseline, and who can be described as a counterpuncher. Her strengths on court are her speed, footwork, court coverage, and anticipation. Her strongest groundstroke is her two-handed backhand, which is hit flat and with depth, and which is responsible for many of the winners she accumulates on court. Her forehand is also strong, and is hit with topspin, making it a safe and reliable shot. Due to her doubles experience, Linette has solid volleying skills, and will choose to finish points off at the net. She is capable of introducing drop shots and sliced backhands into points, constantly breaking up an opponent's rhythm, and to attempt to draw unforced errors out of aggressive players. Her serve is not particularly strong, with her first serve averaging 95 mph (153 km/h) and her second serve averaging 80 mph (130 km/h), but is reliable, meaning that, whilst she does not ace frequently, double faults are also uncommon. She is a strong player on return, also, effectively neutralising strong first serves with a backhand down-the-line or a cross-court forehand. Linette's increased success in recent years has come as a result of her altering her game style away from being a grinding counterpuncher, to actively creating opportunities to hit winners on the court.

Performance timelines

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (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.

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in win-loss records.


Current after the 2020 J&T Banka Ostrava Open.

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments[13]
Australian Open A A A Q2 Q1 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 0 / 5 2-5 29%
French Open Q2 A A Q1 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 6 3-6 38%
Wimbledon Q1 A Q1 Q1 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R NH 0 / 5 2-5 29%
US Open Q1 A Q1 Q1 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 0 / 6 4-6 40%
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-4 2-4 2-4 4-4 2-3 0 / 22 11-22 34%
National representation
Summer Olympics NH A Not Held 1R Not Held 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A A Q1 A Q1 2R 1R 2R NH 0 / 3 2-3 40%
Miami Open A A A Q1 A 3R 1R 1R Q2 NH 0 / 3 2-3 40%
Madrid Open A A A A A A Q1 Q2 Q1 NH 0 / 0 0-0  - 
China Open A A A Q1 Q2 Q1 1R Q1 1R NH 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Qatar Open1 A A A A A Q1 A A A 1R 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Italian Open A A A A A A A Q1 Q1 2R 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Canadian Open A A A A Q2 1R Q1 A Q1 NH 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Cincinnati Open A A A A A Q1 1R Q1 Q2 1R 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Pan Pacific / Wuhan Open2 A A A A Q2 A 3R Q1 A NH 0 / 1 2-1 67%
Career statistics
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W-L Win %
Tournaments 0 0 2 4 11 16 23 18 19 12 Career total: 105
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Career total: 2
Finals 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 Career total: 4
Hard Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 3-1 2-4 8-8 10-14 10-15 13-11 19-11 10-8 2 / 72 75-72 51%
Clay Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 6-5 2-5 2-5 2-3 0 / 21 13-21 38%
Grass Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-3 1-3 0-2 2-2 0-0 0 / 12 4-12 25%
Overall Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 4-2 2-4 9-11 10-18 17-23 15-18 23-18 12-11 1 / 105 92-105 47%
Win (%)  -   -  67% 33% 45% 36% 43% 45% 56% 52% Career total: 47%
Year-end ranking3 248 296 148 117 89 96 71 83 42 $2,801,007


  • 1The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009-2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012-2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.
  • 2In 2014, the Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open.
  • 32009: WTA Ranking-1008, 2010: WTA Ranking-194.
  • Grand Slam performances, overall win-loss, prize money earned source[14]

WTA career finals

Singles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner-ups)

Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier (0-0)
International (2-2)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 2015 Japan Women's Open, Japan International Hard Belgium Yanina Wickmayer 6-4, 3-6, 3-6
Win 1-1 Aug 2019 Bronx Open, United States International Hard Italy Camila Giorgi 5-7, 7-5, 6-4
Loss 1-2 Sep 2019 Korea Open, South Korea International Hard Czech Republic Karolína Muchová 1-6, 1-6
Win 2-2 Feb 2020 Hua Hin Championships, Thailand International Hard Switzerland Leonie Küng 6-3, 6-2

Doubles: 3 (3 runner-ups)

Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier (0-0)
International (0-3)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 2014 Guangzhou Open, China International Hard France Alizé Cornet Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
China Liang Chen
6-2, 6-7(3-7), [7-10]
Loss 0-2 Oct 2016 Tianjin Open, China International Hard China Xu Yifan United States Christina McHale
China Peng Shuai
6-7(8-10), 0-6
Loss 0-3 Apr 2017 Copa Colsanitas, Colombia International Clay Paraguay Verónica Cepede Royg Brazil Beatriz Haddad Maia
Argentina Nadia Podoroska
3-6, 6-7(4-7)

WTA 125K series finals

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

Result W-L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Oct 2014 Ningbo International, China Hard China Wang Qiang 3-6, 7-5, 6-1
Loss 1-1 Jun 2018 Bol Open, Croatia Clay Slovenia Tamara Zidan?ek 1-6, 3-6

ITF Circuit finals

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 20 (11 titles, 9 runner-ups)

Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Jun 2010 ITF Szczecin, Poland 25,000 Clay Estonia Margit Rüütel 6-2, 6-0
Loss 1-1 Jun 2010 Bella Cup Toru?, Poland 25,000 Clay Russia Ksenia Pervak 4-6, 1-6
Win 2-1 Aug 2010 Ladies Open Hechingen, Germany 25,000 Clay Spain Sílvia Soler-Espinosa 7-5, 3-6, 6-2
Win 3-1 Aug 2010 Versmold Open, Germany 25,000 Clay Romania Irina-Camelia Begu 6-2, 7-5
Win 4-1 Sep 2010 ITF Katowice, Poland 25,000 Clay Czech Republic Eva Birnerová 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
Loss 4-2 Sep 2010 Zagreb Ladies Open, Croatia 25,000 Clay Czech Republic Renata Vorá?ová 1-6, 6-4, 4-6
Loss 4-3 Nov 2010 ITF Opole, Poland 25,000 Carpet (i) Czech Republic Sandra Záhlavová 7-5, 6-7(4-7), 4-6
Loss 4-4 May 2012 ITF Florence, Italy 10,000 Clay France Anaïs Laurendon 4-6, 4-6
Loss 4-5 Jun 2012 ITF Kristinehamn, Sweden 25,000 Clay Australia Sacha Jones 4-6, 4-6
Win 5-5 Sep 2012 ITF Prague, Czech Republic 10,000 Clay Slovakia Zuzana Luknárová 6-2, 7-6(9-7)
Loss 5-6 Apr 2013 ITF Civitavecchia, Italy 25,000 Clay Slovakia Anna Karolína Schmiedlová 0-6, 1-6
Loss 5-7 Oct 2013 Open Nantes Atlantique, France 50,000+H Hard Belarus Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-4, 4-6, 2-6
Win 6-7 Dec 2013 ITF Pune, India 25,000 Hard Kazakhstan Kamila Kerimbayeva 7-5, 7-6(7-5)
Loss 6-8 Dec 2013 ITF Navi Mumbai, India 25,000 Hard Japan Rika Fujiwara 6-2, 6-7(5-7), 6-7(4-7)
Win 7-8 Oct 2014 ITF Goyang, South Korea 25,000 Hard Czech Republic Renata Vorá?ová 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Win 8-8 Feb 2015 ITF Grenoble, France 25,000 Hard Czech Republic Tereza Martincová 7-6(7-2), 4-6, 6-1
Win 9-8 Feb 2015 ITF New Delhi, India 25,000 Hard Slovenia Tadeja Majeri? 6-1, 6-1
Loss 9-9 Jun 2015 Ilkley Trophy, United Kingdom 50,000 Grass Germany Anna-Lena Friedsam 7-5, 3-6, 1-6
Win 10-9 May 2016 Open de Cagnes-sur-Mer, France 100,000 Clay Germany Carina Witthöft 6-3, 7-5
Win 11-9 Jun 2019 Manchester Challenger, United Kingdom 100,000 Grass Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas 7-6(7-1), 2-6, 6-3

Doubles: 17 (8 titles, 9 runner-ups)

Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Nov 2010 ITF Opole, Poland 25,000 Carpet (i) Poland Paula Kania Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
Belarus Polina Pekhova
3-6, 4-6
Loss 0-2 Apr 2011 ITF Casablanca, Morocco 25,000 Clay Poland Katarzyna Piter Austria Sandra Klemenschits
France Kristina Mladenovic
3-6, 6-3, [8-10]
Loss 0-3 May 2011 Torneo Internazionale Rome, Italy 50,000 Clay Romania Liana Ungur Australia Sophie Ferguson
Australia Sally Peers
Loss 0-4 Sep 2011 Save Cup Mestre, Italy 50,000 Clay Hungary Tímea Babos Ukraine Valentyna Ivakhnenko
Russia Marina Melnikova
4-6, 5-7
Loss 0-5 Nov 2011 ITF Opole, Poland 25,000 Carpet (i) Poland Paula Kania United Kingdom Naomi Broady
France Kristina Mladenovic
6-7(5), 4-6
Win 1-5 Jun 2012 ITF Ystad, Sweden 25,000 Clay Poland Katarzyna Piter Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
Slovakia Lenka Wienerová
6-3, 6-3
Loss 1-6 Sep 2012 ITF Prague, Czech Republic 10,000 Clay Czech Republic Kate?ina Kramperová United Kingdom Lucy Brown
Italy Angelica Moratelli
3-6, 7-5, [6-10]
Win 2-6 Oct 2012 Open de Limoges, France 50,000 Hard (i) Poland Sandra Zaniewska France Irena Pavlovic
Switzerland Stefanie Vögele
6-1, 5-7, [10-5]
Win 3-6 Nov 2012 ITF Équeurdreville, France 25,000 Hard (i) Poland Katarzyna Piter Switzerland Amra Sadikovi?
Croatia Ana Vrlji?
6-4, 7-6(7-4)
Win 4-6 Dec 2012 Ankara Cup, Turkey 50,000 Hard Poland Katarzyna Piter Ukraine Irina Buryachok
Russia Valeria Solovyeva
6-2, 6-2
Loss 4-7 Apr 2013 ITF Civitavecchia, Italy 25,000 Clay Poland Paula Kania Liechtenstein Stephanie Vogt
Czech Republic Renata Vorá?ová
3-6, 4-6
Win 5-7 May 2013 Soweto Open Johannesburg, South Africa 50,000 Hard South Africa Chanel Simmonds United Kingdom Samantha Murray
United Kingdom Jade Windley
6-1, 6-3
Win 6-7 May 2013 Maribor Open, Slovenia 25,000 Clay Poland Paula Kania Argentina Mailen Auroux
Argentina Maria Irigoyen
6-3, 6-0
Win 7-7 Jul 2013 Bella Cup Toru?, Poland 25,000 Clay Poland Paula Kania Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer
Romania Elena Bogdan
6-2, 4-6, [10-5]
Loss 7-8 Sep 2013 Pro-Series Loughborough, Great Britain 25,000 Hard Czech Republic Tereza Smitková Turkey Ça?la Büyükakçay
Turkey Pemra Özgen
2-6, 7-5, [6-10]
Win 8-8 Oct 2013 ITF Limoges, France 50,000 Hard (i) Switzerland Viktorija Golubic Italy Nicole Clerico
Czech Republic Nikola Fra?ková
6-4, 6-4
Loss 8-9 Mar 2014 ITF Edgbaston, Great Britain 25,000 Hard Switzerland Amra Sadikovi? United Kingdom Jocelyn Rae
United Kingdom Anna Smith
6-3, 5-7, [4-10]

Head-to-head records

Head-to-head vs. top-10 ranked players and players who have been in top 10


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