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Michaëlla Krajicek

Michaëlla Krajicek
Krajicek in 2010
Country  Netherlands
Residence Prague, Czech Republic
Bradenton, FL, United States[1]
Born (1989-01-09) 9 January 1989
Delft, Netherlands
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 2003
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,668,205
Career record 257–168
Career titles 3 WTA, 10 ITF
Highest ranking 30 (11 February 2008)
Current ranking 233 (25 August 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2006)
French Open 3R (2007)
Wimbledon QF (2007)
US Open 2R (2007, 2011)
Career record 203–117
Career titles 5 WTA, 1 WTA 125s, 14 ITF
Highest ranking 26 (8 September 2014)
Current ranking 26 (8 September 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2006, 2014)
French Open SF (2014)
Wimbledon 3R (2007)
US Open 3R (2014)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open 1R (2014)
Team competitions
Hopman Cup F (2006)
Last updated on: 30 August 2014.

Michaëlla Krajicek (Czech: Michaela Krajíčková; born 9 January 1989 in Delft) is a Dutch professional tennis player.

Krajicek has won three singles and six doubles titles on the WTA tour, as well as ten singles and fourteen doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 11 February 2008, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 30. On 8 September 2014, she peaked at world number 26 in the doubles rankings.


  • Personal life 1
  • Career 2
    • Juniors (2002–2004) 2.1
    • 2005 2.2
    • 2006 2.3
    • 2007 2.4
    • 2008 2.5
    • 2009 2.6
    • 2010 2.7
    • 2011 2.8
    • 2012 2.9
    • 2013 2.10
  • WTA career finals 3
    • Singles: 3 (3–0) 3.1
    • Doubles: 16 (5–11) 3.2
  • WTA 125s 4
    • Doubles (1–0) 4.1
  • ITF Finals 5
    • Singles: 11 (10–1) 5.1
    • Doubles: 20 (14–6) 5.2
  • Single performance statistics 6
  • Doubles performance statistics 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Personal life

Michaëlla Krajicek was born on 9 January 1989 in Delft. She is the younger half-sister of former professional tennis player and Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek, and she is therefore nicknamed Kleine Kraai (Little Kraai, Kraai is a reference to Krajicek but also means crow in Dutch).

An article in a Dutch newspaper with statements from the Fed Cup captain Manon Bollegraf caused Krajicek to stop participating for the Dutch team. Bollegraf commented on Krajicek's relationship with her coach Allistair McCaw. In April 2010 Krajicek confirmed she was in a relationship with McCaw. McCaw started as her fitness coach in 2007.[2][3] In 2011 she returned in the Fed Cup team after resolving her differences with Bollegraf.[4]

She lives in Prague, Czech Republic, which is the home city of her parents.[5]

In September 2013 she started dating German doubles player Martin Emmrich.[6] They met at the combined ATP/WTA event in Rosmalen that year. One year later in 2014 at the same tournament in Rosmalen, the two got engaged on June 16 after Emmrich proposed to Krajicek on centre court after her first round win against Jana Cepelova.


Juniors (2002–2004)

In 2002 the 13 year old Krajicek was included in the Dutch team for the Cesky Telecom World Junior Tennis final. She was the No. 1 ranked junior player in Europe at the time. Krajicek led her country to victory over Poland in the final winning both her singles and doubles matches en route to a 3–0 win for The Netherlands.

Krajicek won the first Grade A tournament of 2003 (the Yucatan Cup in Mexico), making it her fourth victory in the seven tournaments she had entered. Her record stood at 33–3.[7] Krajicek won her second Grade A tournament at the Italian Open taking her to the No. 2 ranking in the world. At the French Open Krajicek lost in the semifinals to Vera Douchevina and reached the final of the doubles with Kateřina Böhmová, losing to Marta Fraga Pérez & Adriana González Peñas in straight sets. Prior to Wimbledon Krajieck was expected to be one of the main challengers but she lost a three set match 8–6 in the third to Anna Chakvetadze, which ended at 8.50 pm. She got to her second successive Grand Slam junior doubles final with Böhmová, but they lost to scratch pairing Alisa Kleybanova & Sania Mirza in three sets. At the US Open Krajicek was the favourite, alongside recent Wimbledon winner Kirsten Flipkens. The draw went to form and they met in the final with Flipkens winning 6–3, 7–5. Krajicek was in tears afterwards and said that she was happy to reach the final but blamed the loss on tiredness and inferior conditioning.[8] In September Krajicek was named in the Dutch Junior Fed Cup team, a competition The Netherlands had not won since 1990. Despite a persistent nosebleed which threatened her to retire in the semifinals Krajicek was undefeated throughout the tournament as the top seeded Dutch team won, beating Canada 2–1 in the final. She needed a win in the final event of the year to end 2003 the No. 1 junior in the world but lost in the second round of the Orange Bowl International to Neha Uberoi. She ended the year ranked No. 2 behind Flipkens.

Krajicek had a knee injury at the beginning of 2004 and did not play until late February. At the French Open Krajicek & Böhmová finally won their first Grand Slam Junior Doubles title, beating Irina Kotkina & Yaroslava Shvedova 6–3, 6–2. Krajicek had lost in the quarterfinals of the singles to Timea Bacsinszky 8–6 in the third set. At Wimbledon Krajicek reached the semifinals of the singles and doubles, losing to eventual champion Kateryna Bondarenko in the singles and alongside new doubles partner Shahar Pe'er falling to Viktoria Azarenko & Volha Havartsova 7–6, 6–2. It was at this point that Krajicek started playing ITF tournaments on a regular basis. After winning Satellite tournaments in Brussels in July and Koksijde in August Krajicek built on these successes by finally winning her maiden singles Junior Grand Slam at the US Open. She beat Jessica Kirkland 6–1, 6–1 to go one step further than the previous year and become the first Dutch winner of the event in 10 years (when Sjeng Schalken won the boys' in 1994). In October Krajicek qualified for her first WTA Tour event in Luxembourg but she lost to No. 8 seed Shinobu Asagoe 6–0, 6–7, 6–1 in the first round proper. She won another ITF tournament in Stockholm then beat her first top 100 player (Slovak Ľudmila Cervanová) as well as her Wimbledon conqueror Bondarenko en route to the semifinals of the tournament in Poitiers. She followed that up with a win in Bergamo (a tournament) and ended the year ranked No. 429 in the world in the WTA rankings and was the 2004 ITF Junior World Champion, ending the year No. 1 in the world for juniors. She had a 41–6 record in singles and was the first Dutch player to become Junior World Champion. Her record in seniors was 26–4, winning 26 of her last 28 matches, capturing four ITF titles in the year. Her record on hard courts was 16–2, clay was 10–1 and she lost her only match on grass.


At the age of 16 Krajicek qualified for her first Grand Slam event, the Australian Open. She beat three opponents ranked higher than her to qualify, then beat top 100 player Stéphanie Foretz in straight sets before losing in the second round to No. 12 seed Patty Schnyder 3–6, 6–3, 6–4. In February she won her first ITF tournament in Urtijëi, beating No. 51 in the world Martina Suchá in the last 16. Three months later Krajicek reached her first doubles final on the WTA tour, the Estoril Open partnering Nagyová. Now ranked No. 114, she qualified for her second successive grand slam (the French Open) without dropping a set but unfortunately drew the No. 20 seed Daniela Hantuchová in the first round and lost to the Slovak 6–3, 6–1. A consolation was that her performance in qualifying had made her a top 100 player for the first time, ranked No. 99. After the French Open Krajicek received three wild cards into Wimbledon. She intended to play in both the women's singles and mixed doubles and together with her brother Richard. However she was injured during the tour event in Rosmalen just a week before the start of Wimbledon, and had to withdraw.

Krajicek returned to play in October by qualifying for a Tier II event in Luxembourg, but a week later Krajicek won her first WTA Tour event by winning the Tashkent Open. She beat Akgul Amanmuradova 6–0, 4–6, 6–3 in the final. It was the first WTA tournament win for a Dutch female in 8 years, after Brenda Schultz-McCarthy won the Bell Challenge in Quebec. Three weeks after that in Hasselt she beat Anna Chakvetadze, Lucie Šafářová and the No. 13 in the world Nathalie Dechy on her way to the semifinals where she lost to Francesca Schiavone.

She ended the year ranked No. 58 in the World with a 30–10 playing record. She went 17–5 on hard courts, 6–4 on clay, 2–1 on grass and 5–0 on carpet.


She started 2006 by qualifying for the Hopman Cup tournament in Perth with Peter Wessels where the duo went all the way to the final to be beaten in a very close mixed doubles by the American team of Taylor Dent and Lisa Raymond. At the Hopman Cup, she won 3 out of her 5 singles matches (def. Lisa Raymond, Gisela Dulko and Anna-Lena Grönefeld; lost to Samantha Stosur and Shuai Peng). In Mixed Doubles, they had a 3–2 record (def. Reid/Stosur, Peng/Sun, Grönefeld/Kiefer; lost to Raymond/Dent, Dulko/Gaudio).

A week later Krajicek won her second WTA title in

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 18 July 2004 Brussels, Belgium Clay Elisa Villa 6–3, 6–0
Winner 2. 15 August 2004 Koksijde, Belgium Clay Gaëlle Widmer 6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. 7 November 2004 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Anastasia Revzina 6–1, 6–2
Winner 4. 19 December 2004 Bergamo, Italy Hard (i) Ekaterina Bychkova 6–4, 6–3
Winner 5. 6 February 2005 Urtijëi, Italy Carpet Sandra Klösel 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 2 November 2008 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 3–6 1–6
Winner 6. 5 July 2009 Boston, United States Hard Rebecca Marino 6–3, 6–4
Winner 7. 2 May 2010 Charlottesville, United States Clay Laura Siegemund 6–2, 6–4
Winner 8. 21 April 2013 Heraklion, Greece Carpet Indy de Vroome 3–6, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 9. 23 February 2014 Kreuzlingen, Switzerland Carpet Timea Bacsinszky 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 10. 31 March 2014 Dijon, France Hard (i) Olga Doroshina 3–6, 7–5, 6–2

Doubles: 20 (14–6)

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1 November 2004 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Jolanda Mens Sofia Avakova
Irina Kuzmina
6–2, 6–3
Winner 2. 5 April 2005 Dinan, France Clay Ágnes Szávay Yulia Beygelzimer
Sandra Klösel
7–5, 7–5
Winner 3. 10 April 2009 Torhout, Belgium Hard (i) Yanina Wickmayer Julia Goerges
Sandra Klemenschits
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 1. 26 October 2009 Poitiers, France Hard Marta Domachowska Julie Coin
Marie-Eve Pelletier
3–6, 6–3, [3–10]
Winner 4. 11 November 2009 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard (i) Sofia Arvidsson Tatiana Poutchek
Arina Rodionova
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 17 October 2010 Torhout, Belgium Hard Yanina Wickmayer Timea Bacsinszky
Tathiana Garbin
4–6, 2–6
Winner 5. 10 November 2010 Barnstaple, United Kingdom Hard (i) Andrea Hlaváčková Sandra Klemenschits
Tatjana Malek
7–6, 6–2
Winner 6. 14 May 2011 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Petra Cetkovská Lindsay Lee-Waters
Megan Moulton-Levy
6–2, 6–1
Winner 7. 31 July 2011 Olomouc, Czech Republic Clay Renata Voráčová Yulia Beygelzimer
Elena Bogdan
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 26 November 2011 Toyota, Japan Hard Caroline Garcia Makoto Ninomiya
Riko Sawayanagi
Winner 8. 19 April 2013 Heraklion, Greece Carpet Indy de Vroome Rosalie van der Hoek
Yuka Mori
6–0, 5–7, [10–8]
Winner 9. 23 September 2013 Clermont-Ferrand, France Hard Marta Domachowska Margarita Gasparyan
Alyona Sotnikova
5–7, 6–4, [10–8]
Runner-up 4. 13 October 2013 Joue-les-Tours, France Hard (i) Andrea Hlaváčková Julie Coin
Ana Vrljić
3–6, 6–4, [13–15]
Winner 10. 27 October 2013 Poitiers, France Hard (i) Lucie Hradecka Christina McHale
Monica Niculescu
7–6 (5) 6–2
Winner 11. 3 November 2013 Nantes, France Hard (i) Lucie Hradecka Stephanie Foretz Gacon
Eva Hrdinová
6–3 6–2
Winner 12. 20 February 2014 Kreuzlingen, Switzerland Carpet Eva Birnerová Aleksandra Krunić
Amra Sadiković
6–1, 4–6, [10–6]
Runner-up 5. 31 March 2014 Dijon, France Hard (i) Martina Borecká Réka-Luca Jani
Isabella Shinikova
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 6. 21 April 2014 İstanbul, Turkey Hard Aleksandra Krunić Petra Krejsova
Tereza Smitkova
6–1, 6–7, 9–11
Winner 13. 16 May 2014 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Lucie Hradecka Lucie Safarova
Andrea Hlavackova
6–3, 6–2
Winner 14. 20 July 2014 Carson, United States Hard Olivia Rogowska Samantha Crawford
Sachia Vickery
7–6(7–4), 6–1

Single performance statistics

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Australian Open 2R 3R 1R 1R A LQ LQ 2R A A 4–5
French Open 1R 1R 3R 1R LQ LQ LQ 1R A A 2–5
Wimbledon A 1R QF 1R A LQ LQ A 1R A 4–4
US Open A 1R 2R A A LQ 2R 1R A 2–4
Win–Loss 1–2 2–4 7–4 0–3 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–3 0–1 12–18

Doubles performance statistics

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Australian Open 3R 2R 1R A 1R 2R 1R A 3R 6–7
French Open 1R 3R 1R A 2R 3R A A SF 9–6
Wimbledon 2R 3R 1R A 1R 1R A A 2R 4–6
US Open 2R 2R A A 1R 1R 1R A 2–5
Win–Loss 4–4 6–4 0–3 0–0 1–4 3–4 0–2 0–1 15–23


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External links

Preceded by
Kirsten Flipkens
ITF Junior World Champion
Succeeded by
Victoria Azarenka

Singles: 11 (10–1)

ITF Finals

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 10 August 2013 Suzhou, China Hard Tímea Babos Han Xinyun
Eri Hozumi
6–2, 6–2

Doubles (1–0)

WTA 125s

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 30 April 2005 Estoril, Portugal Clay Henrieta Nagyová Li Ting
Sun Tiantian
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 30 October 2005 Hasselt, Belgium Hard(i) Ágnes Szávay Émilie Loit
Katarina Srebotnik
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 19 February 2006 Antwerp, Belgium Hard (i) Stéphanie Foretz Dinara Safina
Katarina Srebotnik
6–1, 6–1
Winner 1. 22 July 2006 Palermo, Italia Clay Janette Husárová Alice Canepa
Giulia Gabba
6–0, 6–0
Winner 2. 30 July 2006 Budapest, Hungary Clay Janette Husárová Lucie Hradecká
Renata Voráčová
4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 3 May 2008 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Jill Craybas Andrea Hlaváčková
Lucie Hradecká
1–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Winner 3. 20 July 2008 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Marina Erakovic Līga Dekmeijere
Angelique Kerber
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 22 February 2009 Memphis, United States Hard (i) Yuliana Fedak Victoria Azarenka
Caroline Wozniacki
6–1, 7–6(7–2)
Runner-up 6. 19 June 2009 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Yanina Wickmayer Sara Errani
Flavia Pennetta
6–4, 5–7, [13–11]
Winner 4. 21 February 2010 Memphis, United States Hard (i) Vania King Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Meghann Shaughnessy
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 18 April 2010 Charleston, United States Clay Vania King Liezel Huber
Nadia Petrova
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 30 April 2011 Estoril, Portugal Clay Eleni Daniilidou Alisa Kleybanova
Galina Voskoboeva
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 5 May 2012 Budapest, Hungary Clay Eva Birnerová Janette Husárová
Magdaléna Rybáriková
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 10. 4 January 2014 ASB Classic, Auckland, New Zealand Hard Lucie Hradecká Sharon Fichman
Maria Sanchez
6–2, 0–6, [4–10]
Winner 5. 24 May 2014 Nürnberger Versicherungscup, Nürnberg, Germany Clay Karolína Plíšková Raluca Olaru
Shahar Pe'er
6–0, 4–6, [10–6]
Runner-up 11. 20 June 2014 Topshelf Open, Rosmalen, Netherlands Grass Kristina Mladenovic Marina Erakovic
Arantxa Parra Santonja
6–0, 6–7(5–7), [8–10]
Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
Olympic Gold (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0/1) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (1/1) Premier (0/1)
Tier IV & V (2/2) International (2/6)
WTA 125 series tournaments (1–0)

Doubles: 16 (5–11)

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 9 October 2005 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Akgul Amanmuradova 6–0, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 2. 13 January 2006 Hobart, Australia Hard Iveta Benešová 6–2, 6–1
Winner 3. 24 June 2006 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Dinara Safina 6–3, 6–4
Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0/0)
Olympic Gold (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Tier I (0/0) Premier Mandatory (0/0)
Tier II (0/0) Premier 5 (0/0)
Tier III (1/0) Premier (0/0)
Tier IV & V (2/0) International (0/0)

Singles: 3 (3–0)

WTA career finals

In September she reconnected with her former Coach Eric van Harpen to work on her technique.[6]

After Wimbledon she reached the quarterfinal in the Beijing $75,000 ITF tournament and won the doubles title at the WTA International tournament in Suzhou partnering with Timea Babos.

In her first appearance in the Wimbledon main draw since 2008 she lost to Li Na in two sets.

After Heraklion she played in the Dutch competition for match practice. She played for ALTA Amersfoort.[24] Her first WTA tournament in 2013 was 's Hertogenbosch. In the first round she defeated Silvia Soler-Espinosa 7–5, 6–4. This was her first win against a top-100 player since March 2012. She lost to Kirsten Flipkens in the second round with 7–6, 7–6 after being ahead in each set. The two sets took over 2 hours.[25]

After 7 months of not playing any tournaments because of problems with her heart and fatigue Krajicek returned in a $10.000 ITF tournament in Heraklion, Greece. Ranked 922 at the time she won the singles and doubles title, partnering with Indy de Vroome. She also faced de Vroome in the singles final winning in 3 sets. Because she had her ranking 'frozen' after the US Open she can use her protected ranking of 105 to enter higher level tournaments.


She returned at the US Open losing both her singles and doubles match in the first round. Krajicek took time off after the tournament to work on her health problems.

Her next tournament was Birmingham, she played Czech Andrea Hlavackova but had to retire at 2–6 7–6(6) 0–4 due to viral illness. She then was out for multiple weeks with this illness.

After the tournament in Budapest Krajicek underwent surgery for her right knee. In spite of this she still managed to play Roland Garros. Krajicek lost in the first round to Petra Martic 6–2, 7–5.

In Budapest she lost in the first round against qualifier Akgul Amanmuradova with 3–6, 6–3, 6–7, despite having several match points. In the doubles she reached the finals with partner Eva Birnerová.[22][23]

She played Miami in the 2nd half of March and got direct entry into the Main Draw. She defeated Eva Birnerova 5–7, 6–4, 6–0 before losing a competitive match to World No.1 Victoria Azarenka 3–6, 5–7.[21]

She qualified for the WTA Premier Mandatory event in Indian Wells, beating veteran Yvonne Meusburger and Mandy Minella from Luxembourg with 4–6, 6–2, 6–1 and 6–4, 5–7, 6–3. She also pulled off a main draw win against Urszula Radwanska, coming back from being down 2–4 in the 3rd set and eventually winning 3–6, 6–4, 6–4. She eventually lost easily to 31st seed Jie Zheng from China, 1–6, 3–6. After the tournament it was announced that Krajicek had ended her collaboration with her coach Eric van Harpen.[19][20]

Krajicek following tournament was the WTA tournament of Acapulco, played on clay. She managed to beat Alexandra Cadantu and Alberta Brianti, both in 3 sets. She lost 0–6, 2–6 to top seed Roberta Vinci in the quarterfinals. This was the first time since 1996 that a Dutch woman reached back to back quarterfinals in WTA tournaments. In 1996 Brenda Schultz-McCarthy reached the quarterfinals for four consecutive weeks.[18]

In February and March, Krajicek made a trip along tournaments in North America. At her usual stop at the indoor WTA tournament of Memphis, she defeated Elena Baltacha 6–2, 6–1, firing 15 aces. She then played Belarusian Olga Govortsova in the 2nd Round and won 7–6, 6–3, although being down 1–4 in the 1st set. She fired an additional 10 aces in this match. In the quarterfinals she fell just short of Marina Erakovic from New Zealand, losing 4–6, 7–6, 4–6.

In the last week of January, Krajicek played the Fed Cup together with fellow Dutch players Arantxa Rus, Kiki Bertens and Bibiane Schoofs. She failed to convert a Matchpoint against Israeli Shahar Peer and lost 7–5, 6–7, 1–6. Also Elena Baltacha and Michelle Larcher de Brito proved too strong, Krajicek losing 3–6, 3–6 and 1–6, 2–6 respectively.

At the 2012 Australian Open Krajicek gained direct entry into the main draw for the first time since 2008. She played Kristina Barrois in the first round and came through with a 6–3 7–6 victory after saving 5 setpoints in the tiebreak. She was set to play her 2nd round match against former world no. 1 Ana Ivanovic. However she was suffering from nerves as the match was played on the Hisense Arena and Krajicek lost 2–6, 3–6.

The following week she played at the 2012 Apia International Sydney. In the first qualification round she faced Brit Anne Keothavong. She eventually edged Keothavong 2–6, 6–2, 7–5. In the 2nd qualification round she played Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland, and lost 2–6, 4–6. In doubles she played the main draw with her partner Alexandra Dulgheru. They faced wildcards Sofia Arvidsson and Jelena Dokic in the first round and lost 1–6, 3–6.

Krajicek entered qualifications for the 2012 Brisbane International. She faced Kristina Mladenovic in the first round of the qualification tournament. Mladenovic hit 20 aces during the match. Krajicek hit 12 aces and saved 3 match-points in the 2nd set and lost eventually 5–7, 7–6, 2–6. She played doubles with Vania King and held a match-point in the super-tiebreak before falling to 2nd seeded duo Iveta Benešová and Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová 7–6, 4–6, [9–11].


After Quebec City, Krajicek played ITF tournaments in Joue-Les-Tours, Limoges, Barnstaple and Toyota. She reached the semifinals, quarterfinals, quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively. She withdrew from the Toyota single semifinals and double finals because of a knee injury. Due to her achievements at the end of the season she reentered the top 100, entering at #95. She ended the season at #93.

She then played at the 2011 Bell Challenge in Quebec City. She defeated Canadian wildcard Marie-Eve Pelletier 7–6 6–3 in the first round. She then defeated French qualifier Julie Coin 7–5 4–6 6–1 in the second round. She faced No. 4 seed Rebecca Marino in the quarterfinals, defeating her 6–1, 6–3. Thus reaching her second semi-final of the year. In the semi she lost from No. 6 seed and later tournament winner Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová. In the doubles she reached the quarterfinals with partner Lucie Šafářová.

At the 2011 US Open Krajicek came through to qualifying to reach her first Grand Slam main-draw since Wimbledon 2008, facing Eleni Daniilidou in the first round. She won 3–6, 7–6, 6–1 to progress to the second round, where she faced title favourite Serena Williams to whom she lost easily, 6–0 6–1.

Her next tournament was the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur. Winning the first round from her doublespartner Tatjana Malek 6–3, 6–2, and then in the second round from 2010 winner and No. 3 seed Alisa Kleybanova 3–6, 6–4, 6–3. She won in the quarterfinals from Luxembourg player Anne Kremer 6–2, 6–3. She lost in the semifinals from later winner Jelena Dokić with 6–2, 6–3. In the doubles she lost in the first round.[16][17]

Like previous years she competed at the Cellular South Cup. Winning the first round from Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová with 6–1, 6–3. Later losing in the second round to Alexa Glatch with 7–6, 3–6, 6–3.[14] In the doubles she reached the semifinals with partner Vania King.[15]

For the first time since 2007 Krajicek competed for the Netherlands in the Fed Cup. Playing in Group I of the European/African zone against Hungary, Romania and Latvia, she won all her singles matches. Winning most notably from Monica Niculescu, ranked 68 on the WTA tour. After being undefeated in the group round the Netherlands faced Switzerland in the semifinal. Krajicek lost both her single and double match, partnered with Arantxa Rus, thus eliminating the Netherlands from the competition.[13]

In the 2011 Australian Open she participated in the qualification tournament, losing in the first round to the number 156 player Sabine Lisicki.[12] In the doubles she reached the second round with partner Petra Kvitová.


Her season end ranking in singles was 141.

Before going to Europe for the two Grand Slams she competed on the ITF Tour circuit in the US. Reaching the second round in Dothan, winning Charlottesville and falling in the quarterfinals in Indian Harbour Beach. Charlottesville would be the only singles title Krajicek would win in 2010.

She played in the qualification rounds for Monterrey, Indian Wells, Miami and Ponte Vedra Beach. Only reaching the main event in Miama losing in the first round to Melanie Oudin. Later in Charleston she reached the second round.

Her next tournament was the Cellular South Cup in Memphis. She lost in the second round to Petra Kvitová. She won the doubles titles with her partner Vania King.[10][11]

Preparing for the Australian Open she participated in Brisbane and Hobart both losing in the qualifications. Because of her ranking Krajicek had to play the qualifications for the Australian Grand Slam, falling in the third round to Angelique Kerber in three sets. She also competed in the doubles main event with Dominika Cibulková, but lost in the first round.


At the end of the year her ranking in singles was 129. Her record for the year was 4–7.

The only Grand Slam tournament that Krajicek entered qualifying for in 2009 was the French Open, losing her first match to Simona Halep.

In June, she won an ITF tournament in Boston, defeating Rebecca Marino in the final. Throughout the year, Krajicek never failed to make at least the semifinals in any doubles tournament that she competed in. She successfully won two, the first in Torhout with Yanina Wickmayer in April, and then in November with Sofia Arvidsson in Bratislava.

In 2009 Krajicek mainly played ITF tournaments early in the year, with limited success. In particular, she missed the Australian Open for the first time since 2004. However, she did play some WTA tournaments, notably the Cellular South Cup, where after qualifying, she made it to the quarter finals, losing to first seed Caroline Wozniacki. Furthermore, Krajicek made the doubles final of that tournament, playing with Yuliana Fedak, eventually losing to Wozniacki and Victoria Azarenka.


At the end of the year her singles ranking was 219. Her record for the year was 8–16.

However her form turned around at Birmingham. She defeated Tatiana Poutchek 6–2, 6–1 for her first win of the year. However she lost to eventual finalist Yanina Wickmayer 6–3, 6–4. At her home tournament in 's-Hertogenbosch, she defeated Japanese veteran Ai Sugiyama in a tough battle 6–1, 5–7, 7–6. In the second round she then defeated Sania Mirza 6–2, 6–2. However she lost the quarterfinal against Tamarine Tanasugarn 3–6, 6–3, 6–4.

Krajicek struggled early in 2008. After bombing out in the first round at the ASB Classic, she lost to Akiko Morigami during the first round of the 2008 Australian Open. Following a break of over a month, she lost her first match at the Pacific Life Open to the Russian Galina Voskoboeva. Then at the Sony Ericsson Open she lost first up Marina Erakovic in 3 sets. She then lost to Alizé Cornet at the Family Circle Cup. Returning to Europe, she lost 4 straight tournaments without winning a set. These were to Akgul Amanmuradova at the ECM Prague Open, Sybille Bammer at the Qatar Telecom German Open, Samantha Stosur at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia and then Sanda Mamić at the French Open


Her record in 2007 was 24–26 (her first season on tour with a losing record), with 11–12 on hard courts, 7–8 on clay, 5–3 on grass and 1–3 on carpet. Her record against top 10 players was 2–5. She finished 34th in the Race to the Sony Ericsson Championships Singles Standings.

On the European indoor-circuit Krajicek fared little better, going out in the first round in three of her final five tournaments and only winning one match in Moscow. Her only good run came in Stuttgart where due to the heavily packed field she had to qualify and won 4 matches in a row before succumbing to Nadia Petrova 6–1, 6–3 in the last 16.

Following Wimbledon, though top-seeded she lost in the first round of L.A. to Maria Sharapova 7–6, 6–7, 6–4 (a match where the wind conditions were so poor one end was virtually unplayable) and the first round in Toronto to Shahar Pe'er 7–5, 7–6. At the US Open Krajicek fell in the second round to Hungarian Ágnes Szávay 7–6, 6–3.

At the 2007 French Open she made the third round, beating local favorite and No. 31 seed Séverine Brémond followed by Shenay Perry before losing to No. 8 seed Serena Williams. As the No. 31 seed at Wimbledon (but ranked outside the top 40 for not defending points in 's-Hertogenbosch), her skills on the grass shone through as she defeated Tzipora Obziler, British wildcard Katie O'Brien, No. 8 seed (and No. 7 in the world) Anna Chakvetadze and Laura Granville en route to her very first quarterfinal showing at a Grand Slam. In her quarterfinal match she was defeated by No. 18 seed and eventual finalist Marion Bartoli in a rain-affected three set match, the score being 6–3, 3–6, 2–6.

Krajicek's 2007 season did not start as strongly as her 2006 one did as she lost 3–6, 6–1, 6–0 to Séverine Brémond in the 1st round of the Moorilla Hobart International, where she was the defending champion. She was then defeated in straight sets by Luxembourg's Anne Kremer in the first round at the 2007 Australian Open. The inability to defend the previous year's points dropped her ranking dramatically as she entered Paris ranked No. 70 in the world. After being dumped out of the first round in Paris in straight sets by Dinara Safina, Krajicek proceeded to lose in the second round of four successive tournaments. Her best result on clay prior to the French Open was a quarterfinal run in a Tier I tournament in Charleston. Krajicek beat both No. 1 seed Nicole Vaidišová and Sybille Bammer in three sets before losing to Vera Zvonareva 6–1, 7–5.

Michaella Krajicek at the Australian Open (2007)


Krajicek ended the year ranked No. 35 in the world, she had a 27–18 record, 14–9 on hard courts, 8–7 on clay, 5–1 on grass and 0–1 on carpet. She was 1–5 against top 10 opponents.

Post-Wimbledon Krajicek won two successive Tier IV doubles tournaments on clay with Janette Husárová in Palermo and Budapest, the latter where she also got to the semifinals in singles competition. Thereafter the hard court season was not a productive one for Krajicek, losing in the first round of 4 successive tournaments, including the US Open where she lost 6–3, 6–0 to the eventual winner Maria Sharapova.

in the final 6–3, 6–4. She could not continue her form into Wimbledon though, losing 7–5, 6–3 in the first round to Australian doubles expert Samantha Stosur. Dinara Safina in three sets. She beat Elena Dementieva overcoming No. 1 seed (and No. 8 in the world) [9]

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