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Magda Linette

Magda Linette
Magda Linette at the 2011 U.S. Open
Country  Poland
Residence Poznań, Poland
Born (1992-02-12) February 12, 1992
Poznań, Poland
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Turned pro 2009
Retired Active
Plays Right-handed, two-handed backhand
Prize money $199,083
Singles
Career record 184–123
Career titles 1 WTA 125, 7 ITF
Highest ranking No. 106 (28 April 2014)
Current ranking No. 117 (3 November 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q2 (2014)
French Open Q2 (2011)
Wimbledon Q1 (2011)
US Open Q1 (2011)
Doubles
Career record 104–74
Career titles 8 ITF
Highest ranking No. 118 (28 October 2013)
Current ranking No. 155 (27 October 2014)
Last updated on: 2 November 2014.

Magda Linette (born February 12, 1992) is a professional Polish tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is 106, which she reached on April 28, 2014.[1] Her career high in doubles is 118, achieved on October 28, 2013.

She made her first appearance in a WTA 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.

Magda Linette won her first WTA 125 title in November 2014 by defeating China's Wang Qiang in the final of the Ningbo International Women's Tennis Open.

Personal life

Magda Linette was born to Tomasz and Beata and currently resides in Poznań, Poland.[2] She is a right-handed player and is currently coached by Izo Zunić.[2] Her favourite tennis surfaces are hard and clay.[2]

Tennis career

2010

In May, Magda Linette received a wild card 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 (4–6 6–4 1–6). In June, she won her first professional tournament in Szczecin as a wild card entrant.[3] In July, she made it to the final of the ITF Toruń tournament but lost to top seed Ksenia Pervak from Russia in straight sets.[4]

Magda Linette won another two ITF titles in August, in Hechingen and Versmold, both in Germany. In Hechingen, as a qualifier, she defeated Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain, while in Versmold she beats Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets, 6–2, 7–5.[5]

She continued to play $25,000 ITF tournaments and won her fourth title of the season in Katowice, where she defeated former top 100 player Eva Birnerová (3–6 6–2 6–2). The week after, she reached another final in Zagreb but eventually lost to Renata Voráčová in three sets, after 21 consecutive wins on the ITF circuit. After some weeks of rest, she wasn't able to win her first matches in $50,000 ITF tournaments, in Athens and Ismaning; nevertheless she succeeded in reaching the final in Opole, but lost to Sandra Záhlavová (7–5 6–7 4–6).

2011

Magda Linette 2011 US Open 01
Magda Linette at the 2011 French Open

In early February, Magda Linette played for the first time as a member of Polish team in Fed Cup. She defeated Anne Kremer easily (6–1 6–1), but lost her three other matches, including one against Belarussian and top 100 player Olga Govortsova on an honorable score (6–7 6–7).

In May, for her first appearance in a Grand Slam tournament, she played the qualifying of the French Open and defeated Claire de Gubernatis (6–4 6–3) to reach the second round, where she lost to Mandy Minella.

In September, Linette played in the qualifying tournament of the U.S. Open, losing a three-set match to Russian Valeria Savinykh, 6–7(2), 6–4, 6–2.

After some difficult months despite encouraging debuts on $50,000 and $100,000 ITF tournaments during the summer, Magda Linette surprisingly defeated Sorana Cîrstea in the first round of the tournament of Poitiers in October, 3–6 6–4 6–2. The month after, she reached the semifinals of the ITF tournament of Opole in her home country, beating en route top seed Lesia Tsurenko.

2012

Starting the season with several early exits after a notable straight sets win over Mónica Puig in Andrézieux-Bouthéon, Magda Linette reached her first singles final in over 18 months at the $10,000 event of Florence in May but lost to Anaïs Laurendon (4–6 4–6). After four first round losses, she finally competed again in a $25,000 final in Kristinehamn a month later after beating Elena Bovina by coming from a set down, but was defeated by Australia's Sacha Jones. In Ystad, she won her very first doubles title pairing up with her friend Katarzyna Piter.

Linette's performances during the summer were quite disappointing, exceeding the first round only once. Her next good run occurred in Dobrich where she finally qualified for the semifinals with victories over Irina Khromacheva and Jasmina Tinjić, losing to Anne Schäfer after a final set tie-break. The week after, she entered and won the $10,000 of Prague after beating Kateřina 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, Mónica Puig again in Nantes and Karolína Plíšková in Equeurdreville, but reached at best the quarterfinals in these tournaments. Nevertheless, she added two more doubles titles to her prize list, including her first $50,000 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.

2013

After a brief warm-up tournament in France in January where she won three matches, Linette spent some weeks in South America to play two WTA tournaments but suffered early losses in both Cali and Acapulco.

Back in Europe in late March, Linette reached the semifinals at the indoor hard tournament of Tallinn, falling to Aliaksandra Sasnovich. Some days later, she beat Valeria Savinykh in the first qualifying round of the BNP Paribas Katowice Open but didn't manage to qualify for the main draw. At the end of the month, Linette entered the $25,000 event of Civitavecchia and reached the singles final by defeating successively Anne Schäfer, Arantxa Parra Santonja, Alizé Lim and Corinna Dentoni before losing to Anna Karolína Schmiedlová. The week after, she won at $50,000+H Johannesburg her biggest doubles title to date along with Chanel Simmonds.

At mid-May, Magda Linette qualified for the first time for a WTA main draw in Strasbourg, not losing a set in qualifying. She scored her first win at this level against Olga Puchkova and, doing so, her second victory over a top 100 player, advanced to the second round and falling to eventual champion Alizé Cornet. Then she had some tougher weeks until mid-July as she reached the quarterfinals only once, in Toruń.

Getting through another WTA qualifying draw on the occasion of 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 Plíšková to reach the quarterfinals where she benefited from a controversial retirement of Ons Jabeur.[6] She lost in her first WTA semifinals to Shahar Pe'er. Thanks to her deep run in Baku, she returned to the top 200 for the first time since August 2011 and got a new career-high in rankings of No.159.

Trying to enter the US Open main draw, she fell in the first qualifying round to Turkey's Çağla Büyükakçay.

After fruitless tournaments in September, Linette started to compete in successive indoor hard events in France and got more success. She reached the semifinals at $50,000 Joué-lès-Tours with victories over Valeria Savinykh, Ana Vrljić and Marta Domachowska, only losing to Mirjana Lučić-Baroni. The week after, she won her eighth doubles title, pairing up with Viktorija Golubic. Finally, she competed in her very first $50,000+H singles final in Nantes beating en route Sofia Arvidsson and Claire Feuerstein but falling to in-form player Aliaksandra Sasnovich (6–4 4–6 2–6). This performance made her advance to No.148 in singles.

In November, Magda Linette played the French Team Championships as part of the Stade Clermontois team. She won all of her six matches before returning on the ITF circuit in December to play a $25,000 tournament in Pune, which she won as the top seed.

WTA career finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–0)
WTA 125 Series (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 27 October 2014 Ningbo International Women's Tennis Open, Ningbo, China Hard Wang Qiang 3–6, 7–5, 6–1

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. 20 September 2014 Guangzhou International Women's Open, Guangzhou, China Hard Alizé Cornet Chuang Chia-jung
Liang Chen
6–2, 6–7(3), [7–10]

ITF Career statistics

ITF Circuit singles: 15 (7 titles, 8 runners-up)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. June 7, 2010 Szczecin, Poland Clay Margit Rüütel 6–2, 6–0
Runner–up 1. June 28, 2010 Toruń, Poland Clay Ksenia Pervak 4–6, 1–6
Winner 2. August 2, 2010 Hechingen, Germany Clay Silvia Soler-Espinosa 7–5, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 3. August 9, 2010 Versmold, Germany Clay Irina-Camelia Begu 6–2, 7–5
Winner 4. September 6, 2010 Katowice, Poland Clay Eva Birnerová 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
Runner–up 2. September 13, 2010 Zagreb, Croatia Clay Renata Voráčová 1–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner–up 3. November 15, 2010 Opole, Poland Carpet Sandra Záhlavová 7–5, 6–7(4), 4–6
Runner–up 4. May 7, 2012 Florence, Italy Clay Anaïs Laurendon 4–6, 4–6
Runner–up 5. June 18, 2012 Kristinehamn, Sweden Clay Sacha Jones 4–6, 4–6
Winner 5. September 24, 2012 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Zuzana Luknárová 6–2, 7–6(7)
Runner–up 6. April 29, 2013 Civitavecchia, Italy Clay Anna Karolína Schmiedlová 0–6, 1–6
Runner–up 7. October 28, 2013 Nantes, France Hard Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6–4, 4–6, 2–6
Winner 6. December 2, 2013 Pune, India Hard Kamila Kerimbayeva 7–5, 7–6(5)
Runner–up 8. December 9, 2013 Navi Mumbai, India Hard Rika Fujiwara 6–2, 6–7(5), 6–7(4)
Winner 7. October 13, 2014 Goyang, South Korea Hard Renata Voráčová 6–3, 3–6, 6–3

ITF Circuit doubles: 17 (8 titles, 9 runners-up)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. November 15, 2010 Opole, Poland Carpet Paula Kania Oksana Kalashnikova
Polina Pekhova
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. April 11, 2011 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Katarzyna Piter Sandra Klemenschits
Kristina Mladenovic
3–6, 6–3, [8–10]
Runner-up 3. May 30, 2011 Rome-Tiro a Volo, Italy Clay Liana Ungur Sophie Ferguson
Sally Peers
Walkover
Runner-up 4. September 12, 2011 Mestre, Italy Clay Tímea Babos Valentyna Ivakhnenko
Marina Melnikova
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 5. November 7, 2011 Opole, Poland Carpet Paula Kania Naomi Broady
Kristina Mladenovic
6–7(5), 4–6
Winner 1. June 25, 2012 Ystad, Sweden Clay Katarzyna Piter Oksana Kalashnikova
Lenka Wienerová
6–3, 6–3
Runner–up 6. September 24, 2012 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Kateřina Kramperová Lucy Brown
Angelica Moratelli
3–6, 7–5, [6–10]
Winner 2. October 15, 2012 Limoges, France Hard Sandra Zaniewska Irena Pavlovic
Stefanie Vögele
6–1, 5–7, [10–5]
Winner 3. November 5, 2012 Equeurdreville, France Hard Katarzyna Piter Amra Sadiković
Ana Vrljić
6–4, 7–6(4)
Winner 4. December 17, 2012 Ankara, Turkey Hard Katarzyna Piter Irina Buryachok
Valeria Solovyeva
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 7. April 29, 2013 Civitavecchia, Italy Clay Paula Kania Stephanie Vogt
Renata Voráčová
3–6, 4–6
Winner 5. May 6, 2013 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Chanel Simmonds Samantha Murray
Jade Windley
6–1, 6–3
Winner 6. May 27, 2013 Maribor, Slovenia Clay Paula Kania Mailen Auroux
Maria Irigoyen
6–3, 6–0
Winner 7. July 1, 2013 Toruń, Poland Clay Paula Kania Yuliya Beygelzimer
Elena Bogdan
6–2, 4–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 8. September 23, 2013 Loughborough, Great Britain Hard Tereza Smitková Çağla Büyükakçay
Pemra Özgen
2–6, 7–5, [6–10]
Winner 8. October 14, 2013 Limoges, France Hard Viktorija Golubic Nicole Clerico
Nikola Fraňková
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 9. March 31, 2014 Edgbaston, Great Britain Hard Amra Sadikovic Jocelyn Rae
Anna Smith
6–3, 5–7, [4–10]

References

  1. ^ http://www.wtatennis.com/players/player/14283/title/magda-linette#ranking
  2. ^ a b c Magda Linette at the International Tennis Federation
  3. ^ "18-year old Wild Card wins in debut final".  
  4. ^ "Polish Wild Card makes Torun final".  
  5. ^ Weichert, Roger (August 15, 2010). "Tenis. Magda Linette wygrała turniej w niemieckim Versmold" (in Polski). Retrieved August 20, 2010. 
  6. ^ http://www.tunisports.net/45078/312/144/tunis-tennis-ons-jabeur-abandonne-un-match-pour-ne-pas-affronter-une-israelienne.html

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