Magda Linette at the 2018 French Open
|Born||12 February 1992|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||366-273 (57.3%)|
|Career titles||2 WTA, 1 WTA 125K|
|Highest ranking||No. 33 (17 February 2020)|
|Current ranking||No. 40 (2 November 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2018)|
|French Open||3R (2017)|
|US Open||3R (2020)|
|Career record||134-126 (51.5%)|
|Career titles||8 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 95 (27 July 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 160 (2 November 2020)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2017, 2018)|
|French Open||2R (2015, 2016, 2017, 2020)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2015, 2017, 2018)|
|US Open||3R (2018)|
|Fed Cup/BJK Cup||13-9 (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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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'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. In 2018, Linette advanced to the quarterfinals at the Taiwan Open and at the Copa Colsanitas in Bogota.
In August, Linette won the first edition of the Bronx Open, her first WTA Tour title. The following week, Linette continued at Flushing Meadows where she lost to defending champion Naomi Osaka in the second round of the US Open. Linette cracked the top 50 for the first time in her career, after reaching the second round of the US Open.
In February, Linette won the Thailand Open, rising to a career-high ranking of No. 33.
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.
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.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|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%|
|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%|
|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%|
|Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)|
|Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)|
|Loss||0-1||Sep 2015||Japan Women's Open, Japan||International||Hard||Yanina Wickmayer||6-4, 3-6, 3-6|
|Win||1-1||Aug 2019||Bronx Open, United States||International||Hard||Camila Giorgi||5-7, 7-5, 6-4|
|Loss||1-2||Sep 2019||Korea Open, South Korea||International||Hard||Karolína Muchová||1-6, 1-6|
|Win||2-2||Feb 2020||Hua Hin Championships, Thailand||International||Hard||Leonie Küng||6-3, 6-2|
|Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)|
|Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)|
|Loss||0-1||Sep 2014||Guangzhou Open, China||International||Hard||Alizé Cornet|| Chuang Chia-jung
|6-2, 6-7(3-7), [7-10]|
|Loss||0-2||Oct 2016||Tianjin Open, China||International||Hard||Xu Yifan|| Christina McHale
|Loss||0-3||Apr 2017||Copa Colsanitas, Colombia||International||Clay||Verónica Cepede Royg|| Beatriz Haddad Maia
|Win||1-0||Oct 2014||Ningbo International, China||Hard||Wang Qiang||3-6, 7-5, 6-1|
|Loss||1-1||Jun 2018||Bol Open, Croatia||Clay||Tamara Zidan?ek||1-6, 3-6|
|Win||1-0||Jun 2010||ITF Szczecin, Poland||25,000||Clay||Margit Rüütel||6-2, 6-0|
|Loss||1-1||Jun 2010||Bella Cup Toru?, Poland||25,000||Clay||Ksenia Pervak||4-6, 1-6|
|Win||2-1||Aug 2010||Ladies Open Hechingen, Germany||25,000||Clay||Sílvia Soler-Espinosa||7-5, 3-6, 6-2|
|Win||3-1||Aug 2010||Versmold Open, Germany||25,000||Clay||Irina-Camelia Begu||6-2, 7-5|
|Win||4-1||Sep 2010||ITF Katowice, Poland||25,000||Clay||Eva Birnerová||3-6, 6-2, 6-2|
|Loss||4-2||Sep 2010||Zagreb Ladies Open, Croatia||25,000||Clay||Renata Vorá?ová||1-6, 6-4, 4-6|
|Loss||4-3||Nov 2010||ITF Opole, Poland||25,000||Carpet (i)||Sandra Záhlavová||7-5, 6-7(4-7), 4-6|
|Loss||4-4||May 2012||ITF Florence, Italy||10,000||Clay||Anaïs Laurendon||4-6, 4-6|
|Loss||4-5||Jun 2012||ITF Kristinehamn, Sweden||25,000||Clay||Sacha Jones||4-6, 4-6|
|Win||5-5||Sep 2012||ITF Prague, Czech Republic||10,000||Clay||Zuzana Luknárová||6-2, 7-6(9-7)|
|Loss||5-6||Apr 2013||ITF Civitavecchia, Italy||25,000||Clay||Anna Karolína Schmiedlová||0-6, 1-6|
|Loss||5-7||Oct 2013||Open Nantes Atlantique, France||50,000+H||Hard||Aliaksandra Sasnovich||6-4, 4-6, 2-6|
|Win||6-7||Dec 2013||ITF Pune, India||25,000||Hard||Kamila Kerimbayeva||7-5, 7-6(7-5)|
|Loss||6-8||Dec 2013||ITF Navi Mumbai, India||25,000||Hard||Rika Fujiwara||6-2, 6-7(5-7), 6-7(4-7)|
|Win||7-8||Oct 2014||ITF Goyang, South Korea||25,000||Hard||Renata Vorá?ová||6-3, 3-6, 6-3|
|Win||8-8||Feb 2015||ITF Grenoble, France||25,000||Hard||Tereza Martincová||7-6(7-2), 4-6, 6-1|
|Win||9-8||Feb 2015||ITF New Delhi, India||25,000||Hard||Tadeja Majeri?||6-1, 6-1|
|Loss||9-9||Jun 2015||Ilkley Trophy, United Kingdom||50,000||Grass||Anna-Lena Friedsam||7-5, 3-6, 1-6|
|Win||10-9||May 2016||Open de Cagnes-sur-Mer, France||100,000||Clay||Carina Witthöft||6-3, 7-5|
|Win||11-9||Jun 2019||Manchester Challenger, United Kingdom||100,000||Grass||Zarina Diyas||7-6(7-1), 2-6, 6-3|
|Loss||0-1||Nov 2010||ITF Opole, Poland||25,000||Carpet (i)||Paula Kania|| Oksana Kalashnikova
|Loss||0-2||Apr 2011||ITF Casablanca, Morocco||25,000||Clay||Katarzyna Piter|| Sandra Klemenschits
|3-6, 6-3, [8-10]|
|Loss||0-3||May 2011||Torneo Internazionale Rome, Italy||50,000||Clay||Liana Ungur|| Sophie Ferguson
|Loss||0-4||Sep 2011||Save Cup Mestre, Italy||50,000||Clay||Tímea Babos|| Valentyna Ivakhnenko
|Loss||0-5||Nov 2011||ITF Opole, Poland||25,000||Carpet (i)||Paula Kania|| Naomi Broady
|Win||1-5||Jun 2012||ITF Ystad, Sweden||25,000||Clay||Katarzyna Piter|| Oksana Kalashnikova
|Loss||1-6||Sep 2012||ITF Prague, Czech Republic||10,000||Clay||Kate?ina Kramperová|| Lucy Brown
|3-6, 7-5, [6-10]|
|Win||2-6||Oct 2012||Open de Limoges, France||50,000||Hard (i)||Sandra Zaniewska|| Irena Pavlovic
|6-1, 5-7, [10-5]|
|Win||3-6||Nov 2012||ITF Équeurdreville, France||25,000||Hard (i)||Katarzyna Piter|| Amra Sadikovi?
|Win||4-6||Dec 2012||Ankara Cup, Turkey||50,000||Hard||Katarzyna Piter|| Irina Buryachok
|Loss||4-7||Apr 2013||ITF Civitavecchia, Italy||25,000||Clay||Paula Kania|| Stephanie Vogt
|Win||5-7||May 2013||Soweto Open Johannesburg, South Africa||50,000||Hard||Chanel Simmonds|| Samantha Murray
|Win||6-7||May 2013||Maribor Open, Slovenia||25,000||Clay||Paula Kania|| Mailen Auroux
|Win||7-7||Jul 2013||Bella Cup Toru?, Poland||25,000||Clay||Paula Kania|| Yuliya Beygelzimer
|6-2, 4-6, [10-5]|
|Loss||7-8||Sep 2013||Pro-Series Loughborough, Great Britain||25,000||Hard||Tereza Smitková|| Ça?la Büyükakçay
|2-6, 7-5, [6-10]|
|Win||8-8||Oct 2013||ITF Limoges, France||50,000||Hard (i)||Viktorija Golubic|| Nicole Clerico
|Loss||8-9||Mar 2014||ITF Edgbaston, Great Britain||25,000||Hard||Amra Sadikovi?|| Jocelyn Rae
|6-3, 5-7, [4-10]|