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Tamira Paszek

Tamira Paszek
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Full nameTamira Shelah Paszek
Country (sports) Austria
Born (1990-12-06) 6 December 1990 (age 30)
Dornbirn, Austria
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro26 October 2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 2,485,546
Singles
Career record312-240 (56.5%)
Career titles3 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 26 (11 February 2013)
Current rankingNo. 1057 (16 August 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2007, 2013)
French Open2R (2007, 2014)
WimbledonQF (2011, 2012)
US Open4R (2007)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2012)
Doubles
Career record50-82 (37.9%)
Career titles3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 93 (6 May 2013)
Current rankingNo. 1599 (16 August 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2012)
French Open1R (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Wimbledon2R (2012, 2013)
US Open3R (2012)
Team competitions
Fed Cup9-15
Last updated on: 16 August 2021.

Tamira Shelah Paszek (born 6 December 1990) is an Austrian tennis player.

Paszek has won three singles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as three singles and three doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. Her greatest success so far: she reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament twice, 2011 and 2012 at the Wimbledon Championships. On 11 February 2013, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 26. On 6 May 2013, she peaked at No. 93 in the doubles rankings. Over her career, Paszek has defeated top ten players Marion Bartoli, Elena Dementieva, Daniela Hantuchová, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovi?, Angelique Kerber, Flavia Pennetta, Francesca Schiavone, Patty Schnyder, and Caroline Wozniacki.

Biography

Paszek was introduced to tennis by her mother, Françoise Paszek, at age four-and-a-half.[1] Her mother is a Chilean-born Austrian of Polish and French descent;[1] and her father, Ariff Mohamed, a Tanzanian-born, Kenyan-raised Canadian of Indian descent.[1] Tamira has a Polish surname from her maternal grandfather.[1]

Tennis career

2005-07

As a junior, Paszek was a singles finalist in the 2005 Girls' Championship at Wimbledon and at the US Open in 2006.

In September 2005, she won her first title at an ITF tournament in Sofia. In October of the same year she received a wildcard to appear at her first WTA tournament in Linz; she defeated Elena Vesnina in the first round and lost to Ana Ivanovic after a tough first set.

In 2006, she passed qualifications in Istanbul, where she lost in the second round to Catalina Castaño; and in Portoro? at the Slovenia Open, where she won her first WTA Tour title by defeating No. 6 seed Maria Elena Camerin, in straight sets. This was a career-first singles title in only her third tour main draw. That title made her the youngest tour singles titlist in 2006 and the seventh-youngest of all-time, the youngest winner being Tracy Austin. A month later, at the Zurich Open, she lost to Camerin in the second round of qualifying. She finished 2006 as world No. 181 in the WTA rankings.

Paszek started the at the Australian Open, where she qualified for the main draw and defeated top-40 player Séverine Brémond in straight sets in the first round, before losing to No. 22 seed Vera Zvonareva.

After her loss to Li Na in the second round of the Miami Masters, Paszek broke into the top 100 of the WTA rankings. At the French Open she was defeated by Justine Henin in the second round.

At Paszek's first grass tournament of her career, she reached the third round in Birmingham, losing to Maria Sharapova in a tight match. At Wimbledon she reached the fourth round after beating two seeded players, No. 17 seed Tatiana Golovin and No. 12 seed Elena Dementieva; she then eventually lost to No. 5 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets. The win pushed her up 19 places to No. 35, a career high and only a few spots from a guaranteed seeding at the US Open.

Paszek also participated at the Fed Cup for Austria. She won her first two matches in the group stage against Australia but lost both her matches in the World Group play-offs against Israel; a singles match against Shahar Pe'er and a doubles match, partnering Melanie Klaffner.

Tamira debuted on the US Open, reaching the fourth round, beating the No. 24 and No. 11 seeds, Francesca Schiavone and Patty Schnyder, on the way. She lost to the sixth seed, Anna Chakvetadze.

Paszek decided against defending her title in the Slovenia Open, in favour of the larger China Open tournament in Beijing. However, she lost in the second round to fourth-seeded Elena Dementieva (whom she beat in Wimbledon) in less than an hour.

2008-2009

At the Auckland Open, Paszek made it to the semifinals, losing to veteran Lindsay Davenport. In the first round of the Australian Open, Paszek played third-seeded Jelena Jankovi?. In the deciding set, Paszek led by two games and had three match points before Jankovi? came back to win the three-hour match.

Following this she lost in the first round of Doha to Patty Schnyder. Then she competed for the first time as a seed in a Tier I tournament at Indian Wells retiring in the third round to Casey Dellacqua. Then in Miami she was defeated by Anna Chakvetadze in the second round.

This started a losing streak of six straight matches running through the French Open and Wimbledon. At Wimbledon she lost her second marathon match of the year to Francesca Schiavone. It came to an end in Los Angeles where she defeated Aiko Nakamura only to lose to Flavia Pennetta in the second round.

On 31 July, Paszek beat world No. 1, Ana Ivanovic, in the third round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal in three sets. In the quarterfinals, she played Victoria Azarenka, to whom she lost. In the first round of Cincinnati, she lost to Petra Cetkovská. At the US Open, Paszek defeated the 23rd seed Maria Kirilenko, only then to lose to the lower ranked opponent Magdaléna Rybáriková. Paszek was runner-up in Bali. She reached the final, after taking out the seventh seed Flavia Pennetta and the top seed Daniela Hantuchová where she lost against Patty Schnyder. She then withdrew from the Linz Open due to injury.

Paszek ended her professional relationship with coach Lari Passos and is now coached by Angel Giminez.[2]

In the first round of the Australian Open, Paszek lost to wildcard Jelena Doki? in three sets. She passed the first round at Indian Wells, winning in straight sets against Mara Santangelo, and lost in the second round against 21st seed Alisa Kleybanova.

2010

Paszek at the 2010 US Open

Paszek began 2010 season at the Auckland Open where she retired during her second round of qualifying match against Rebecca Marino. Her next tournament was the Hobart International. She beat qualifier Roberta Vinci in the first round. In the second round, she lost to eighth seed Gisela Dulko.[3] At the Australian Open, Paszek was defeated in the first round by Julia Görges.[4]

At the Open GdF Suez in Paris, Paszek lost in the first round to eventual finalist Lucie ?afá?ová.[5] To reach the main draw at the Dubai Championships, Paszek entered qualifying. She was defeated in the second round of qualifying by Anna-Lena Grönefeld. In March, Paszek competed at the Indian Wells Open. She lost in the first round to Julie Coin. Playing at the Miami Open, she was defeated in the second round by 22nd seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Paszek lost in early rounds of Marbella, Barcelona and Fes, and didn't enter the French Open. Instead, she played a $25k tournament in Izmir and won it, beating Ça?la Büyükakçay. Her next event was ITF Budapest. She qualified, defeating Vanda Lukács and Jana ?epelová, and reached the second round, losing to Lenka Wienerová.

She then entered the Wimbledon Championships, qualified, but lost to Kurumi Nara in the second round.

She tried to qualify in Budapest defeating Eleni Daniilidou and Jessica Moore but lost to Andreja Klepa?. Her next tournament was the Prague Open where she entered qualifying. Paszek defeated Tadeja Majeri? and then crushed top seed Anastasia Rodionova but then lost to Liana Ungur. After losing the first set 2-6, Paszek went to play better, yet then retired because of the heat and a stomach complaint. But, because Gisela Dulko withdrew, Paszek gained her chance to enter to the main draw. She faced Frenchwoman Alizé Cornet and lost in a match that lasted three hours and 40 minutes.

At the Slovenia Open she defeated Jelena Kostani? To?i? for her first main-draw win since Ponte Vedra Beach in 2009. She then faced Stefanie Vögele and lost.

After some bad losses in qualifying of the Premier tournaments, Paszek found her form in the US Open where she entered qualifying. She defeated Michaëlla Krajicek, Korea's Kim So-jing and Russia's Evgeniya Rodina to reach the main draw. In the final qualifying round, Paszek trailed Rodina 2-6 after the first set before coming back to win the second and blank the Russian in the third. In the first round of the main draw, she defeated 26th seed Lucie ?afá?ová, despite being three games behind in the second set. She lost to Chan Yung-jan in the second round.

Her next tournament was at the Bell Challenge where she defeated Marina Erakovic in the first and Jill Craybas in the second round. In her first quarterfinal of 2010, she defeated No. 8 seed Sofia Arvidsson. She then crushed Christina McHale in the semifinal to book her place in the final, where she won the title by beating Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

2011: Wimbledon quarterfinal

Paszek at the 2011 Citi Open

Paszek began the 2011 season at the Auckland Open where she lost in the first round to eighth seed Sofia Arvidsson.[6] At the Hobart International, Paszek qualified for the main draw defeating Darya Kustova, Stéphanie Dubois, and sixth seed Kateryna Bondarenko. In the first round, she beat Australian wildcard Olivia Rogowska. She was defeated in the second round by sixth seed and eventual champion Jarmila Groth.[7] Ranked ninety at the Australian Open, Paszek lost in the first round to Vania King.

In February, Paszek played at the Pattaya Open in Thailand, and was defeated in the first round by top seed and two-time defending champion Vera Zvonareva. Paszek lost in the final round of qualifying at the Dubai Championships to Nuria Llagostera Vives.[8] Paszek qualified for the Indian Wells Open beating Madison Brengle and Andrea Hlavá?ková. She lost her first-round match to Anabel Medina Garrigues. She also lost in the first round of qualifying at the Miami Open to Nuria Llagostera Vives.

Paszek began her clay-court season at the Charleston Open. She defeated Melanie Oudin in the first round.[9] She lost in the second round to third seed Jelena Jankovi?.[10] Paszek qualified for the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix beating Sesil Karatantcheva, Lenka Juríková, and Zuzana Ku?ová. She was defeated in the first round by German Andrea Petkovic.[11] In Portugal at the Estoril Open, Paszek qualified for the tournament defeating Ekaterina Ivanova, Laura Siegemund, and Heather Watson. She retired during her first-round match versus Anastasiya Yakimova.[12] Paszek played at the Italian Open where she qualified for the tournament beating Casey Dellacqua and Virginie Razzano. However, she was defeated in the first round by Elena Vesnina.[13] Ranked 85e at the French Open, Paszek lost in the first round to 29th seed Peng Shuai.[14]

Paszek began her grass-court season at the Nottingham Trophy. Seeded third, she advanced to the quarterfinals where she lost to eventual champion Eleni Daniilidou. In the Birmingham Classic, Paszek reached the third round after wins over Sania Mirza and sixth seed Ekaterina Makarova. She lost her third-round match to eventual champion Sabine Lisicki.[15] Getting through qualifying at the Eastbourne International, Paszek lost in the first round to second seed Li Na.[16] Ranked 80 at the Wimbledon Championships, she reached the quarterfinals for the first time in her career after victories over Ayumi Morita, Christina McHale, sixth seed Francesca Schiavone, and Ksenia Pervak. She lost her quarterfinal match to fourth seed Victoria Azarenka.[17]

Paszek began the US Open Series at the first edition of the Washington Open. Seeded third, she made it to the semifinals defeating Melanie Oudin, qualifier Madison Brengle, and Stéphanie Dubois. She lost in her semifinal match to top seed Shahar Pe'er.[18] At the Carlsbad Open, Paszek retired during her third-round match against Sloane Stephens due to a left abdominal injury.[19] Ranked thirty-seven at the US Open, Paszek lost in the first round to Akgul Amanmuradova.[20]

Seeded third and the defending champion at the Challenge Bell, Paszek was defeated in the semifinals by Marina Erakovic.[21] Competing in Tokyo at the Pan Pacific Open, Paszek lost in the first round to Christina McHale. In Beijing at the China Open, Paszek upset tenth seed Jelena Jankovi? in their first-round match.[22] She then had a three-set victory over Petra Cetkovská in the second round.[23] She was defeated in the third round by Maria Kirilenko.[24] At Linz, she lost in the first round to qualifier Sorana Cîrstea. Paszek played her final tournament of the year at the Luxembourg Open. She was defeated in the second round by sixth seed Julia Görges.[25]

Paszek ended the year ranked 43.

2012: Third WTA title, second Wimbledon quarterfinal

Paszek part of the 2012 Austrian Olympic Team

Paszek began the year at the Brisbane International where she lost in the first round to Ana Ivanovic.[26] In the Sydney International, Paszek was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Bojana Jovanovski. Ranked 45 at the Australian Open, Paszek lost in the first round to 12th seed Serena Williams.[27]

In Qatar at the Qatar Open, Paszek lost in the first round to qualifier Anne Keothavong.[28] Paszek was defeated in the first round of qualifying at the Dubai Championships by Anastasia Rodionova. Competing at the Indian Wells Open, she recorded her first win of the season by defeating Anastasiya Yakimova in the first round.[29] In the second round, Paszek faced 23rd seed Lucie ?afá?ová. Paszek retired trailing 6-3, 3-1 due to a right wrist injury.[30] In Miami at the Miami Open, Paszek was up against Anna Tatishvili in the first round. Paszek was forced to retire trailing 6-4, 4-3 due to a back injury.[31]

Paszek began clay-court season at the Estoril Open. In the first round, she lost to ninth seed Polona Hercog.[32] At the Madrid Open, she was defeated in the first round by Spanish wildcard Sílvia Soler Espinosa. Seeded eighth at the Internationaux de Strasbourg, Paszek had her second win of the season by defeating Alberta Brianti in the first round.[33] She lost in the second round to Johanna Larsson.[34] Ranked 52 at the French Open, she was defeated in the first round by 28th seed Peng Shuai.[35]

Paszek began her grass-court season at the Nottingham Trophy. As the top seed, Paszek was defeated in the first round by Alison Riske.[36] Seeded 12th at the Birmingham Classic, Paszek lost in the first round to Anne Keothavong.[37] Paszek's final grass-court warm-up tournament before Wimbledon was the Eastbourne International. She advanced to her first WTA Tour final since 2010 after wins over Marina Erakovic, eighth seed Daniela Hantuchová, Tsvetana Pironkova, and fourth seed and defending champion Marion Bartoli. In the final, Paszek upset fifth seed Angelique Kerber to win her third WTA title. Paszek was 3-5 down in the final set and saved five championship points.[38] Ranked 37 at the Wimbledon Championships, Paszek upset former world No. 1 and seventh seed, Caroline Wozniacki, in the first round. This match lasted 3 hours and 12 minutes.[39] In the second round, she beat Alizé Cornet.[40] Then, she defeated Yanina Wickmayer[41] in the third round and 21st seed Roberta Vinci in the fourth round to reach the quarterfinals for the second year in a row.[42] Paszek lost in her quarterfinal match for the second successive year to second seed Victoria Azarenka.[43]

Representing Austria in the 2012 Summer Olympics, Paszek was defeated in the first round by Alizé Cornet.[44]

Paszek began her US Open Series at the Rogers Cup. In the first round, she defeated Julia Görges.[45] In the second round, she faced top seed Victoria Azarenka. Azarenka retired at 3-3 in the first set due to a left knee injury.[46] In the third round, she beat Carla Suárez Navarro.[47] In the quarterfinals, Paszek lost to fifth seed and eventual champion, Petra Kvitová.[48] At the Cincinnati Open, Paszek was up against Sofia Arvidsson who won the first set 6-1. In the second set, Arvidsson was leading 2-1 before Paszek retired because of a migraine.[49] Her last tournament before the US Open was the New Haven Open at Yale. She lost in the first round to Sloane Stephens.[50] Seeded 29th at the US Open, Paszek was defeated in the first round by Olga Govortsova.[51]

In the Korea Open, she reached the quarterfinals after wins over Carla Suárez Navarro and Korean wildcard Lee So-ra. She lost in her quarterfinal match to sixth seed Varvara Lepchenko.[52] In Tokyo at the Pan Pacific Open, she defeated qualifier Camila Giorgi in the first round. In the second round, Paszek was defeated easily by top seed Victoria Azarenka.[53] Playing at the China Open, Paszek got revenge on Olga Govortsova and beat her in the first round.[54] She lost in the second round to qualifier Elena Vesnina.[55] Seeded seventh at the Linz Open, Paszek was defeated in the first round by qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands.[56] Her final tournament of the year was the Luxembourg Open. Seeded seventh, she lost in the first round to Lucie Hradecká.[57]

Paszek ended the year ranked 30. This is her best season to date.

2013: Career-high singles ranking, downfall, injuries

Paszek at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships

Paszek began the year at the Brisbane International where she lost in the first round to Urszula Radwa?ska.[58] After Brisbane, she competed at the Sydney International where she was defeated in the first round by Jelena Jankovi?.[59] Seeded 30th at the Australian Open, Paszek achieved her first Australian Open victory since 2007 with an emphatic three-set victory over Stefanie Vögele in the first round.[60] However, in the second round, she was outplayed by American wildcard Madison Keys.[61]

After the Australian Open, Paszek went to Paris to play at the Indoor Open. She lost in the first round to lucky loser and eventual semifinalist Kiki Bertens.[62] In Qatar at the Qatar Open, Paszek had another first-round exit, losing to 13th seed Ana Ivanovic.[63] In March, she traveled to California to compete at the Indian Wells Open. As the 23rd seed, she got a first-round bye. She was defeated in the second round by American qualifier Mallory Burdette.[64] The following week, Paszek was playing at the Miami Open. As the 26th seed, she again got a first-round bye. However, she couldn't pass the second round because she suffered a three-set loss at the hands of Simona Halep.[65]

Paszek's clay-court season began at the Charleston Open. Seeded 13th, she retired in the first round after losing the first set 3-6 to American qualifier Grace Min due to a left neck injury.[66] Paszek returned from injury at the Portugal Open. She lost in the first round to Monica Niculescu.[67] Seeded second at the Internationaux de Strasbourg, Paszek was defeated in the first round by French wildcard Virginie Razzano.[68] Seeded 28th at the French Open, Paszek lost in the first round to Melanie Oudin.[69]

Paszek elected to contest at the ITF Nottingham where she was the top seed. She opened her grass-court season with a hard-fought win over wildcard Anne Keothavong in the first round.[70] However, she would progress no further as she was forced to retire against Alison Riske in their second-round encounter due to a hamstring injury.[71] At the Birmingham Classic, Paszek was seeded fourth and was given a first-round bye. She drew Riske again in the second round and lost.[72] Paszek entered the Eastbourne International as the defending champion, but again went out at the first hurdle, losing to fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki; she had to retire in the second set due to a thigh injury.[73] Her final grass-court event was Wimbledon where she was the 28th seed. She was defeated in the first round by Alexandra Cadan?u.[74] As a result, Paszek dropped out of the top 100.

Paszek started her US Open Series at the Stanford Classic. There, she recorded her third win of the season when her opponent, qualifier Alla Kudryavtseva, retired during their first-round match due to heat illness.[75] She lost in the second round to sixth seed Varvara Lepchenko.[76] Her next tournament was the Cincinnati Open. Paszek suffered a double bagel thrashing in the first round at the hands of Daniela Hantuchová.[77] In Toronto at the Rogers Cup, she lost a marathon match in the first round of qualifying to Anastasia Rodionova. For the last Grand Slam tournament of the year, the US Open, Paszek was defeated in the second round of qualifying by Andrea Hlavá?ková.

After the US Open, Paszek entered the Challenge Bell in Quebec City. She lost in the first round to Christina McHale.[78] She then played two ITF events in the United States. The first tournament was the ITF Albuquerque. Paszek got a three set victory over Olivia Rogowska in the first round. She was then defeated in the second round by eventual finalist Anna Tatishvili.[79] At the Las Vegas Open, Paszek defeated Adriana Pérez in the first round. In the second, she lost to sixth seed, eventual finalist, and doubles partner CoCo Vandeweghe. However, she did capture the doubles title with Vandeweghe marking her first tournament win in either singles or doubles in 2013.[80] Her most impressive result of the year came in France at the Open de Limoges, a $50k tournament. Unseeded, Paszek advanced to the final with wins over Johanna Konta, Andreea Mitu, Nina Zander, and Sílvia Soler Espinosa. However, her run came to an end as she lost in the final to Kristýna Plí?ková.[81] Despite the loss, she climbed back inside the top-200 and recorded her first set of consecutive wins since the Korea Open. Competing at the ITF Poitier as a wildcard, Paszek beat Johanna Konta in the first round.[82] In the second round, she was defeated by fifth seed Alexandra Cadan?u. Playing in Great Britain at the GB Pro-Series, Paszek won a tough three set match over Andreea Mitu in the first round.[83] She was then defeated in the second round by seventh seed and eventual finalist Kristýna Plí?ková. Her final tournament of the year was at the Al Habtoor Challenge in Dubai. After beating Storm Sanders in her first round match, she lost in the second round to second seed and compatriot Patricia Mayr-Achleitner.

Paszek ended 2013 ranked 181.

2014

Paszek began her season at the Auckland Open. Playing as a wildcard, she lost in the first round to fifth seed Jamie Hampton.[84] Playing qualifying at the Australian Open, Paszek won her first round qualifying match over Australian wildcard and Bernard Tomic's sister Sara Tomic.[85] She was defeated in the second round of qualifying by Duan Yingying.[86] Having failed to defend the previous year's second round points, her ranking dropped outside the top 200.

Paszek elected to contest the $25k event in Rancho Santa Fe. She won the tournament defeating Shuko Aoyama in the final.[87] The following week, she played another $25k event, this time in Surprise, Arizona. She advanced to the final where she lost the final in a three-set thriller to fourth seed Jovana Jak?i?.[88] Paszek wasn't able to convert on fourteen opportunities to win the match.[89] In Florida at the Innisbrook Open, Paszek was defeated in the first round by Mathilde Johansson.

Beginning her preparation for the French Open at the Charleston Cup, Paszek lost in the first round of qualifying to Jarmila Gajdo?ová.[90] In Poland at the Katowice Open, Paszek retired during her second round of qualifying match to Aleksandra Kruni?. At the Wiesbaden Tennis Open, Paszek reached the final where she was defeated by Ekaterina Alexandrova. At the 2014 Open de Cagnes-sur-Mer, Paszek lost in her quarterfinal match to fifth seed and eventual champion Sharon Fichman. Paszek qualified for the main draw at the French Open without dropping a set in all three qualifying matches. In the main draw, she was defeated in the second round by ninth seed Dominika Cibulková.[91]

Paszek started grass-court season at the Nottingham Trophy. She retired during her first-round match against British wildcard Naomi Broady. Getting through the qualifying rounds at the Birmingham Classic, Paszek lost in the first round to Lauren Davis. In the Eastbourne International, Paszek was defeated in the final round of qualifying by Hsieh Su-wei. Entering the Wimbledon Championships after coming through qualifying, Paszek lost in the first round to 24th seed Kirsten Flipkens.[92]

At the Lorraine Open in Contrexéville, Paszek was defeated in the first round by fourth seed Johanna Larsson. Playing at the first edition of the Bucharest Open, Paszek retired during her second round of qualifying match against Vanda Lukács.

Paszek kicked off the US Open Series at the Washington Open. She lost in the first round of qualifying to Emily Webley-Smith. In Montreal at the Rogers Cup, Paszek was defeated in the final round of qualifying to Heather Watson.[93] At the Cincinnati Open, Paszek lost in the first round of qualifying to Monica Puig.[94] Playing at the US Open, Paszek was defeated in the second round of qualifying by Irena Pavlovic.

Competing at the first edition of the Hong Kong Open, she lost in the second round of qualifying to Zhang Kailin. In Austria at the Linz Open, Paszek was defeated in the first round of qualifying by Kiki Bertens. She played her final tournament of the season at the Open de Touraine in Joué-lès-Tours, France. Seeded third, she retired during her first-round match against Urszula Radwa?ska.

Paszek ended the season ranked 133.

2015-present

Paszek returned to the ITF Circuit in August 2020, after having competed in only seven tournaments since the beginning of 2017.

WTA finals

Singles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier (1-0)
International (2-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-1)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (1-0)
Carpet (1-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Sep 2006 Slovenia Open Tier IV Hard Italy Maria Elena Camerin 7-5, 6-1
Loss 1-1 Sep 2008 Bali Classic, Indonesia Tier III Hard Switzerland Patty Schnyder 3-6, 0-6
Win 2-1 Sep 2010 Tournoi de Québec, Canada International Carpet (i)
Win 3-1 Jun 2012 Eastbourne International, UK Premier Grass Germany Angelique Kerber 5-7, 6-3, 7-5

ITF finals

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

Singles: 6 (3-3)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 18 September 2005 ITF Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Germany Kristina Barrois 7-6(5), 6-3
Winner 2. 29 May 2010 ITF ?zmir, Turkey Hard Turkey Ça?la Büyükakçay 6-2, 6-3
Runner-up 1. 20 October 2013 ITF Limoges, France Hard (i) Czech Republic Kristýna Plí?ková 6-3, 3-6, 2-6
Winner 3. 16 February 2014 ITF Rancho Santa Fe, United States Hard Japan Shuko Aoyama 6-1, 6-1
Runner-up 2. 23 February 2014 ITF Surprise, United States Hard Serbia Jovana Jovi? 6-4, 6-7(13), 5-7
Runner-up 3. 4 May 2014 Wiesbaden Open, Germany Clay Russia Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-7(4), 6-4, 3-6

Doubles: 5 (3-2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 18 September 2005 ITF Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Croatia Sanja An?i? Brazil Joana Cortez
Poland Karolina Kosi?ska
6-7(9), 6-2, 6-4
Winner 2. 20 May 2010 ITF ?zmir, Turkey Hard Brazil Maria Fernanda Alves Turkey Ça?la Büyükakçay
Turkey Pemra Özgen
6-1, 6-2
Winner 3. 29 September 2013 ITF Las Vegas, United States Hard United States CoCo Vandeweghe United States Denise Muresan
United States Caitlin Whoriskey
6-4, 6-2
Runner-up 1. 3 November 2013 ITF Barnstaple, Great Britain Hard (i) Romania Raluca Olaru United Kingdom Naomi Broady
Czech Republic Kristýna Plí?ková
3-6, 6-3, [5-10]
Runner-up 2. 27 September 2015 ITF Albuquerque, United States Hard United States Anna Tatishvili Brazil Paula Cristina Gonçalves
United States Sanaz Marand
6-4, 2-6, [3-10]

Grand Slam performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

Singles

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W-L
Australian Open 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R Q2 A 1R 2-8
French Open 2R 1R 1R A 1R 1R 1R 2R Q3 Q1 2-7
Wimbledon 4R 1R 1R Q2 QF QF 1R 1R 1R 1R 11-9
US Open 4R 2R A 2R 1R 1R Q2 Q2 Q3 Q1 5-5
Win-Loss 8-4 1-4 0-3 1-2 4-4 4-4 1-3 1-2 0-1 0-2 20-29

Doubles

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014-15 2016 W-L
Australian Open A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R A A 1-6
French Open 1R 1R 1R A 1R 1R 1R A A 0-6
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R A 1R 2R 2R A Q1 2-6
US Open 1R 2R A A 1R 3R A A A 3-4
Win-Loss 0-3 1-4 0-3 0-1 0-4 4-4 1-3 0-0 0-0 6-22

Head-to-head records

Wins over reigning world No. 1

Outcome No. Player Event Surface Round Score
Quarterfinalist 1 Serbia Ana Ivanovic 2008 Rogers Cup Hard 3rd round 6-2, 1-6, 6-2
Quarterfinalist 2 Belarus Victoria Azarenka 2012 Rogers Cup Hard 2nd round 3-3 ret.

Top 10 wins

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
2007
1. Russia Elena Dementieva No. 9 Wimbledon, UK Grass 3rd round 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
2. Switzerland Patty Schnyder No. 10 US Open Hard 3rd round 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(7-1)
2008
3. Serbia Ana Ivanovic No. 1 Canadian Open Hard 3rd round 6-2, 1-6, 6-2
4. Italy Flavia Pennetta No. 10 Bali Classic, Indonesia Hard Quarterfinals 4-6, 6-0, 6-2
5. Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová No. 8 Bali, Indonesia Hard Semifinals 6-2, 5-7, 6-4
2011
6. Italy Francesca Schiavone No. 7 Wimbledon, UK Grass 3rd round 3-6, 6-4, 11-9
7. Serbia Jelena Jankovi? No. 10 China Open Hard 1st round 7-5, 6-4
2012
8. France Marion Bartoli No. 9 Eastbourne, UK Grass Semifinals 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
9. Germany Angelique Kerber No. 8 Eastbourne, UK Grass Final 5-7, 6-3, 7-5
10. Denmark Caroline Wozniacki No. 7 Wimbledon, UK Grass 1st round 5-7, 7-6(7-4), 6-4
11. Belarus Victoria Azarenka No. 1 Canadian Open Hard 2nd round 3-3 ret.

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