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Husband and coach is Charles Edouard Maria (married April 8, 2013 – formerly Tatjana Malek); daughter, Charlotte, was born on December 20, 2013 ... During maternity leave, switched to one-handed backhand ... In April 2020, announced pregnancy with second child – along with plans to make another comeback following the birth ... Father, Heinrich, is deceased; mother is Margit; brothers are Daniel and Matthias ... Began playing at age 4 when introduced to tennis by parents ... Speaks German and English ... Favorite foods are Mexican and Italian ... Other sports interest is handball.
Winner (1): 2018 - Mallorca.
Winner (4): 2019 – Seoul (w/Arruabarrena); 2018 - Acapulco (w/Watson); 2016 - Bogotá (w/Arruabarrena); 2012 - Québec City (w/Mladenovic).
Finalist (4): 2016 - Rabat (w/Olaru); 2015 - Bastad (w/Savchuk); 2014 - Osaka (w/Arruabarrena); 2009 - Bad Gastein (w/Petkovic).
German Fed Cup Team, 2006-11, 2018-20.
Career in Review
2019 – Sixth Top 100 season (finishing at No.90); season highlighted by SF run at Nottingham (l. Vekic) and R16 effort at Miami (d. No.6 Stephens en route, l. Vondrousova); advanced to 2r on six occasions, most notably at Indian Wells (l. Barty) and Toronto (as qualifier, l. Osaka); made 12 exits in 1r, including at all four Grand Slams; fell in qualifying at Madrid and Rome; semifinalist at WTA 125K Series events at Newport Beach and Guadalajara; won one WTA doubles title; played intermittently on ITF Circuit, reaching SF twice.
2018 - Posted third fifth Top 100 season (finishing No.79); won first WTA singles title at Mallorca (d. Sevastova in F); reached 2r seven times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open); fell 1r 16 times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying once; won WTA one doubles title.
2017 - Cracked the Top 50 for the first time in 2017, finishing as Germany’s No.3 behind Goerges and Kerber, of seven women in the year-end Top 100 (also Barthel, Witthoeft, Siegemund and Petkovic); one of the biggest rankings movers on tour in 2017, jumping 69 spots from No.115 from outside Top 100 in 2016 to career-high No.46; reached first career WTA semifinal at Québec City (l. eventual champion Van Uytvanck); also made three quarterfinal appearances at international events; reached 2r at three of four majors for first time in career – Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2016 - Reached 2r four times, incl. Australian Open (l. Makarova) and Roland Garros (l. Cornet); fell 1r on 12 occasions, including as a qualifier at both Wimbledon and US Open; fell in qualifying four times; quarterfinalist at WTA 125K Series event in Taipei; reached two SF and two QF on ITF Circuit; won one WTA doubles title.
2015 - Third Top 100 season of career (finishing No.68 - finished 2007 at No.88 and 2009 at No.68); reached 3r twice (incl. Wimbledon) and 2r six times; fell 1r eight times (incl. other three majors and Birmingham - l. to Garcia 62 26 76(6); held 2mp at 6-5 third set) and in qualifying four times; also won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2014 - Returned to action in April following birth of daughter in December 2013; advanced to QF at Québec City; fell 1r twice and in qualifying once (US Open); won three singles titles and five doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2013 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r three times and in qualifying four times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit; did not play after Wimbledon (due to pregnancy).
2012 - Reached 2r twice (incl. US Open); fell 1r once and in qualifying eight times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon); won one WTA doubles title; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Fell 1r twice and in qualifying 10 times (incl. all four majors); won one singles title and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2010 - QF twice at Pattaya City and Marbella; reached 2r four times (incl. Bastad - l. to Dulko 62 16 76(1); held 4mp in third set - 3mp at 5-3, 1mp at 5-4); fell 1r 10 times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and Bad Gastein - l. to Koryttseva 67(2) 76(3) 62; held 8mp in second set - 4mp at 5-2, 4mp at 5-4); fell in qualifying four times (incl. US Open); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2009 - Another Top 100 season; QF at Barcelona; reached 2r four times (incl. Australian Open and Wimbledon); fell 1r four times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying four times (incl. Roland Garros); won three singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2008 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r six times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying twice; won one singles title on ITF Circuit; did not play between March and September (withdrew from Charleston w/illness).
2007 - First Top 100 season; reached 2r four times; fell 1r seven times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open) and in qualifying seven times (incl. Australian Open); won one singles title on ITF Circuit; made Top 100 debut on May 14 (after Berlin; rose from No.108 to No.92).
2006 - Played first two WTA main draws, falling 1r at Luxembourg (as qualifier) and Stuttgart (as WC); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2005 - Fell in WTA qualifying four times.
2004 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2003 - Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2002 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2001 - Played first two events of career on ITF Circuit.