Yvonne Meusburger
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Yvonne Meusburger
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Country (sports) Austria
ResidenceSchwarzach, Austria
Born (1983-10-03) 3 October 1983 (age 37)
Dornbirn, Austria
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1999
Retired2015
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,384,838
Singles
Career record439-316
Career titles1 WTA, 15 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 37 (31 March 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2014)
French Open2R (2010, 2014)
Wimbledon2R (2007, 2014)
US Open2R (2008, 2010)
Doubles
Career record104-103
Career titles0 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest ranking104 (30 August 2010)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2008)
French Open1R (2014)
Wimbledon1R (2014)
US Open1R (2007, 2013)

Yvonne Meusburger Garamszegi (née Meusburger, born 3 October 1983) is an Austrian retired professional tennis player.

Meusburger won one singles title on the WTA tour, as well as fifteen singles and nine doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On 31 March 2014, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 37. On 30 August 2010, she peaked at world number 104 in the doubles rankings.

Playing for Austria at the Fed Cup, Meusburger had a win-loss record of 8-21.

After getting married, she changed her name to Yvonne Meusburger Garamszegi.[1]

Tennis career

Meusburger made the second round of the 2010 Australian Open, French Open, and US Open. She lost to Russian Maria Kirilenko on all three occasions.

In June 2013, Meusburger entered the qualifying tournament of the Wimbledon Championships, defeating Nicole Gibbs, Tamarine Tanasugarn, and Sesil Karatantcheva for a spot in the main draw. She was drawn against fourth seed Agnieszka Radwa?ska and was knocked out in straight sets. Despite the loss, it was Meusburger's first Grand Slam appearance in nearly three years. The following month, she advanced to the final of the Budapest Grand Prix in Hungary, beating three seeded players en route. However, she lost in the final to third seed Simona Halep in three sets. Meusburger consequently re-entered the top 100 and overtook Tamira Paszek to become Austria's top-ranked women's player.

In July 2013, she won her first WTA singles title in Bad Gastein, defeating Andrea Hlavá?ková. This win, along with a successful end to the 2013 season, meant that, at the age of 30, Meusburger's ranking moved into the world's top 50 for the first time in her career.

Ranked 49 in the world, Meusburger reached the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in her career at the 2014 Australian Open. En route, she defeated Chanelle Scheepers and 33rd seed Bojana Jovanovski. In the third round, she was defeated by second seed Victoria Azarenka.

Logging quarterfinal appearances in Katowice and Marrakech, Meusburger entered the 2014 French Open with confidence, recording a three-set win over French wildcard Amandine Hesse in the first round. She would progress no further; however, as she was eliminated by 2010 finalist Samantha Stosur in their second round encounter.

Meusburger continued her resurgence at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships. Having defeated Vania King at the first hurdle, she advanced to the second round but was defeated there by Li Na.

Meusburger returned to defend her title at the 2014 Gastein Ladies and started off well when she defeated qualifier Tereza Smitková in a match lasting nearly three hours. However, she was unable to follow the win up and was beaten in the second round by Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa. It was Meusburger's least successful performance ever in Bad Gastein, as she had reached the quarterfinals or better of the tournament since its debut in 2007.

Meusburger played her last professional match at the 2014 US Open, announcing her retirement following a first-round loss to Karolína Plí?ková of the Czech Republic.

In December 2014, Meusburger announced that she would come out of retirement to play one more tournament--the 2015 Australian Open--telling the Austria Press Agency that she wanted to end her career at the tournament because it was the first Grand Slam she contested was the 2006 Australian Open.[2]

Meusburger played her final career match against 29th seed Australian Casey Dellacqua at the following 2015 Australian Open. She lost 4-6, 0-6.

Playing style

Meusburger is fit and an excellent mover, often outlasting her opponents during matches. She uses her compact groundstrokes to consistently hit flat groundstrokes and positions the ball well. Her weak serve has been a major hindrance throughout her career, especially against top players, whom are able to attack her serve and place her in a defensive position. However, Meusburger is an excellent returner, winning the most points for first-serve returns during the 2013 season; she was also in the top 10 for second-serve returns and return games won. Meusburger has enjoyed her greatest success on clay courts, having reached three WTA finals on this particular surface.[]

WTA career finals

Singles: 3 (1-2)

Winner -- Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
WTA Tour Championships (0-0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0-0)
Premier (0-0)
International (1-2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Clay (1-2)
Carpet (0-0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 29 July 2007 Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria Clay Italy Francesca Schiavone 1-6, 4-6
Runner-up 2. 14 July 2013 Budapest Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary Clay Romania Simona Halep 3-6, 7-6(9-7), 1-6
Winner 1. 21 July 2013 Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria Clay Czech Republic Andrea Hlavá?ková 7-5, 6-2

ITF finals

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

Singles (15-11)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 16 September 2003 Sunderland, Great Britain Hard (i) Sweden Hanna Nooni 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
Runner-up 1. 13 June 2004 Vaduz, Liechtenstein Clay Australia Anastasia Rodionova 6-1, 3-6, 6-7
Winner 2. 30 August 2004 Balashikha, Russia Clay Belarus Anastasiya Yakimova 6-3, 6-7, 6-0
Winner 3. 1 November 2004 Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium Hard (i) Tunisia Selima Sfar 6-4, 6-3
Winner 4. 22 March 2005 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Clay Hungary Kira Nagy 7-5, 5-7, 6-3
Winner 5. 10 April 2005 Coatzacoalcos, Mexico Hard Japan Shiho Hisamatsu 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 2. 19 March 2006 Orange, United States Hard Ukraine Alona Bondarenko 3-6, 5-7
Runner-up 3. 17 September 2006 Innsbruck, Austria Clay Austria Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 6-1, 2-6, 2-2 ret.
Runner-up 4. 12 November 2006 Mexico City, Mexico Hard France Mathilde Johansson 5-7, 2-6
Winner 6. 13 November 2006 Mexico City, Mexico Clay Germany Carmen Klaschka 6-3, 6-4
Winner 7. 26 November 2006 Puebla, Mexico Hard Croatia Maria Abramovi? 6-4, 6-2
Winner 8. 18 February 2007 Biberach, Germany Hard (i) Germany Martina Pavelec 7-6, 4-6, 7-5
Winner 9. 1 April 2007 Latina, Italy Clay Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
Runner-up 5. 8 June 2008 Rome, Italy Clay Italy Tathiana Garbin 4-6, 6-4, 6-7
Runner-up 6. 13 July 2008 Zagreb, Croatia Clay Croatia Petra Marti? 2-6, 6-2, 2-6
Winner 10. 9 August 2009 Hechingen, Germany Clay Sweden Johanna Larsson 5-7, 7-5, 6-2
Winner 11. 16 August 2009 Trnava, Slovakia Clay Czech Republic Sandra Záhlavová 7-6, 7-5
Runner-up 7. 11 April 2009 Mestre, Italy Hard Croatia Karolina ?prem 6-2, 2-6, 4-6
Winner 12. 7 August 2011 Trnava, Slovakia Clay Bulgaria Elitsa Kostova 0-6, 6-2, 6-0
Runner-up 8. 17 October 2011 Glasgow, Great Britain Hard France Claire Feuerstein 3-6, 1-6
Runner-up 9. 6 November 2011 Ismaning, Germany Carpet (i) United Kingdom Anne Keothavong 3-6, 6-1, 2-6
Runner-up 10. 28 May 2012 Grado, Italy Clay Italy Maria Elena Camerin 2-6, 3-6
Runner-up 11. 22 July 2012 Contrexéville, France Clay France Aravane Rezaï 3-6, 6-2, 3-6
Winner 13. 13 April 2013 La Marsa, Tunisia Clay Russia Victoria Kan 6-3, 6-4
Winner 14. 5 May 2013 Wiesbaden, Germany Clay Canada Sharon Fichman 5-7, 6-4, 6-1
Winner 15. 2 June 2013 Grado, Italy Clay Poland Katarzyna Piter 6-2, 6-7, 6-3

Doubles (9-8)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 21 May 2002 Rijeka, Croatia Clay Austria Jenny Zika Czech Republic Gabriela Chmelinová
Czech Republic Dominika Luzarová
3-6, 6-3, 3-6
Winner 1. 17 August 2003 Oulu, Finland Clay Austria Nicole Melch Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko
Latvia Irina Kuzmina-Rim?a
6-3, 4-6, 6-1
Runner-up 2. 14 October 2003 Jersey, Great Britain Hard Sweden Hanna Nooni Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
Estonia Kaia Kanepi
3-6, 5-7
Winner 2. 11 September 2006 Innsbruck, Austria Clay Austria Patricia Mayr-Achleitner Czech Republic Hana Birnerová
Czech Republic Zuzana Zálabská
6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 3. 11 November 2006 Mexico City, Mexico Hard Austria Patricia Mayr-Achleitner Argentina María José Argeri
Brazil Letícia Sobral
4-6, 2-6
Winner 3. 7 April 2007 Dinan, France Clay (i) Germany Angelique Kerber France Stéphanie Foretz
France Aurélie Védy
6-4, 6-7(6), 6-2
Runner-up 4. 23 February 2009 Biberach, Germany Hard (i) Germany Kristina Barrois Austria Melanie Klaffner
Austria Sandra Klemenschits
6-3, 4-6, [15-17]
Winner 4. 13 July 2009 Contrexéville, France Clay Germany Kathrin Wörle-Scheller France Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro
Germany Pauline Parmentier
6-2, 6-2
Winner 5. 3 August 2009 Hechingen, Germany Clay Germany Jasmin Wöhr Argentina Erica Krauth
Sweden Hanna Nooni
6-2, 7-6(1)
Runner-up 5. 19 September 2009 Mestre, Italy Clay Germany Kristina Barrois Switzerland Romina Oprandi
Austria Sandra Klemenschits
4-6, 1-6
Winner 6. 27 September 2009 Shrewsbury, Great Britain Hard (i) Germany Kristina Barrois Sweden Johanna Larsson
United Kingdom Anna Smith
3-6, 6-4, [10-7]
Runner-up 6. 8 February 2010 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Austria Nikola Hofmanova Belarus Ksenia Milevskaya
Ukraine Lesia Tsurenko
4-6, 5-7
Winner 7. 12 June 2010 Marseille, France Clay Sweden Johanna Larsson France Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro
France Aurélie Védy
6-4, 6-2
Winner 8. 29 August 2010 Bronx, United States Hard Germany Kristina Barrois South Africa Natalie Grandin
United States Abigail Spears
1-6, 6-4, [15-13]
Winner 9. 25 April 2011 Chiasso, Switzerland Clay Germany Kathrin Wörle-Scheller France Claire Feuerstein
France Anaïs Laurendon
6-3, 6-3
Runner-up 7. 23 October 2011 Glasgow, Great Britain Hard (i) Liechtenstein Stephanie Vogt Finland Emma Laine
France Kristina Mladenovic
2-6, 4-6
Runner-up 8. 6 November 2011 Ismaning, Germany Hard (i) Germany Kristina Barrois Netherlands Kiki Bertens
United Kingdom Anne Keothavong
3-6, 3-6

Singles performance timeline

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W-L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open Q1 1R Q2 Q2 1R 2R A Q3 A 3R 1R 3-6
French Open 1R Q1 1R 1R 1R 2R Q2 Q2 Q3 2R A 2-6
Wimbledon Q2 Q1 2R 1R Q2 1R Q2 Q2 1R 2R A 2-5
US Open Q2 Q1 1R 2R 1R 2R Q1 Q2 1R 1R A 2-6
Win-Loss 0-1 0-1 1-3 2-4 0-3 3-4 0-0 0-0 0-2 4-4 0-1 10-22

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 2007 2008 2013 2014 W-L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R 0-2
French Open 1R 0-1
Wimbledon 1R 0-1
US Open 1R 1R 0-2
Win-Loss 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-4

References

  1. ^ ITF profile
  2. ^ "Yvonne Meusburger: Proper farewell". ESPN. Associated Press. Retrieved 2014.

External links


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