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Coached by Nathalie Tauziat and father, Antoni ... Family immigrated to Canada from Poland in 1983; mother is Jadwiga; father, who used to be a professional soccer player for Poland, would work night shift as a Mechanical Engineer and in daytime would train Aleks at Stade Uniprix in Montréal ... Has one older sister, Dorota (twice won NJCAA Rolex Singles Championships and ranked No.1 in NJCAA for Tyler Junior College in Texas; also played at San Diego State University) ... Inspired to start playing tennis at age 3 by sister; grew up watching tapes of her idol Monica Seles ... Speaks Polish, French and English ... In August 2008 was presented with key to the city in Blainville, Québec by the mayor; in 40 years of the city's existence, they renamed it "Wozniakville" for 24 hours because for the first time a woman from Québec won a WTA title (Stanford in July); also received award from National Assembly of Québec in October 2008 for the achievement ... Other awards include winning Tennis Canada's Best Female Athlete of the Year five times (2004, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2012); Tennis Québec's Athlete Of The Year By Excellence twice (2007 and 2009); Ceremony Of Honor In Recognition at the National Assembly for becoming first woman from Québec to reach Top 50 on the WTA (2008); La Presse's Personality Of The Week (July 27, 2008); the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award for Canada's Female Athlete Of The Year (2009); Ceremony Of Honor at the National Assembly by the Premier of Québec (December 2012) and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in Ottawa (January 2013) ... Father, Antoni, has also won International Coach Of The Year from Tennis Canada and Tennis Québec ... Additionally, her 39 Fed Cup victories for Canada are a Fed Cup record for a Canadian.
Winner (1): 2008 - Stanford.
Finalist (2): 2009 - Ponte Vedra Beach; 2007 - Fès.
Canadian Fed Cup Team, 2004-14; Canadian Olympic Team, 2012.
Career in Review
2014 - Reached 4r once, 3r once and 2r twice; fell 1r six times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open and Roland Garros - l. to Cirstea 67(3) 75 62; held mp at 5-4 second set) and in qualifying three times (incl. Australian Open); withdrew from Québec City and Osaka w/right shoulder injury.
2013 - Injury-marred season (finishing No.280); played just one event in first seven and a half months of season, falling 1r at Miami (l. to Mladenovic); missed all other events from January to mid-August w/right shoulder injury (withdrew from Australian Open, Doha, Indian Wells, Monterrey, Marrakech and Roland Garros); played six events from mid-August through end of season, reaching 2r twice (US Open and Tokyo [Pan Pacific] and falling 1r four times (New Haven, Québec City, Beijing and Osaka).
2012 - Third Top 50 season; QF three times at Budapest, Montréal (first Canadian to reach QF there in 20 years) and Dallas; reached 3r three times (incl. Roland Garros and Miami - l. to V.Williams 46 64 76(5); held mp at 5-4 third set) and 2r six times (incl. other three majors and Olympics); fell 1r five times (incl. Indian Wells - l. to Stephens 46 75 76(7); held mp at 7-6 in third set tie-break) and in qualifying three times; won one singles title on ITF Circuit; missed fall season w/right shoulder injury (withdrew prior to Québec City 2r match, then withdrew from Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Beijing, Osaka and Moscow).
2011 - Reached 2r four times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r three times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open) and in qualifying three times; won one singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2010 - QF at Ponte Vedra Beach; reached 3r twice (incl. Roland Garros) and 2r seven times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r eight times (incl. other two majors and Stanford - l. to Oudin 67(6) 75 63; held mp at 5-1 second set); withdrew from Québec City and Osaka w/right wrist injury.
2009 - Another Top 40 season; runner-up at Ponte Vedra Beach (l. to Wozniacki in final); SF twice at Eastbourne (l. to Wozniacki) and Québec City (l. to Czink); QF at Osaka; reached 4r at Roland Garros (first Grand Slam 4r - l. to S.Williams); also 3r five times (incl. US Open and Birmingham - l. to Czink 67(7) 75 75; held mp at 5-3 second set) and 2r eight times; fell 1r seven times (incl. other two majors and Hobart - l. to U.Radwanska 36 76(3) 75; held 7mp - 5mp at 63 54, 2mp at 63 65); set career-high No.21 on June 22; missed entire Latin American swing w/right shoulder injury (withdrew from all three events - Bogotá, Acapulco, Monterrey).
2008 - First Top 40 season; won first WTA title at Stanford (d. Bartoli in final); first Canadian in over 20 years to win a WTA title and fifth all-time (Hy-Boulais, Bassett-Seguso, Kelesi and Hetherington all did between 1983 and 1988); made Top 50 debut afterwards on July 21 (rose from No.85 to No.45); SF twice at Tokyo [Japan Open] (l. to Kanepi) and Québec City (l. to Mattek-Sands); QF at Cincinnati; reached 3r once (Roland Garros) and 2r four times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r eight times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying three times.
2007 - Runner-up at Fès (l. to Sequera in final); first Canadian to reach a WTA final in nine years (Jeyaseelan at 1998 Bogotá); reached 2r four times; fell 1r 11 times (incl. all four majors) and in qualifying five times.
2006 - First Top 100 season; QF at Québec City; reached 2r once; fell 1r three times and in qualifying 10 times (incl. all four majors); won three singles titles on ITF Circuit; made Top 100 debut on November 13 (rose from No.115 to No.91).
2005 - Fell 1r three times and in qualifying once; won three singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2004 - Played first WTA main draw at Montréal, falling 1r (as WC); fell in qualifying once.
2003 - Fell in WTA qualifying twice.
2002 - Won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2001 - Made first appearance in Québec City qualifying (as WC).