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Coached by Antonio Zucca
Mother's name is Brigitta, father's name is Harro (engineer); sister's name is Satu, brother's name is Arlen
Introduced to tennis by family at age 3
Lived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from age 4 to 7 and in Jakarta, Indonesia from age 9 to 10
Speaks German, English and French
Tennis idol growing up was Steffi Graf
Favorite tennis memories include winning the match point at the 2016 Mixed US Open Final and winning the 2017 Porsche Tennis Grandprix at her hometown in Stuttgart
Completed bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Hagen in 2016
Winner (2): 2017 - Stuttgart; 2016 - Bastad.
Finalist (1): 2016 - Stuttgart.
Winner (6): 2020 - US Open (w/Zvonareva); 2019 - Guangzhou (w/Peng); 2018 - Moscow (w/Panova); 2015 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Muhammad), Florianopolis (w/Beck), Luxembourg (w/Barthel).
Finalist (3): 2018 New Haven (w/S.Hsieh); 2016 - Mallorca (w/Friedsam); 2015 - Marrakech (w/Zanevska).
Winner (1): 2016 - US Open (w/Pavic).
ADDITIONAL German Fed Cup Team, 2017, 2019-20.
Career in Review
2019 - Fourth Top 100 season (finishing No.73); SF at Bucharest (l. to Tig); QF twice at Hiroshima (l. to Kudermetova) and Luxembourg (l. to Rybakina); reached 2r eight times (incl. all four majors); fell 1r eight times and in qualifying once; won one WTA doubles title.
2018 - QF twice at Bucharest (l. to Martic) and Moscow [River Cup] (l. to Zidansek); reached 2r four times; fell 1r five times (incl. Roland Garros and US Open) and in qualifying twice; won one WTA doubles title; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2017 - A right knee injury at Nürnberg prematurely ended what was shaping up to be a career defining season; defeated five Top 10 opponents over a span of five weeks (April 2-May 7) including downing three (No.9 Kuznetsova, No.3 Ka. Pliskova and No.5 Halep) en route to the title in Stuttgart (d. Mladenovic in F), her second career singles title; finished the year ranked No. 69, marking three straight years inside the Top 100.
2016 - Breakthrough near-Top 30 season (finished ranked No.31); won maiden WTA singles title at Bastad (d. Siniakova in F); career-first singles final at Stuttgart (l. to Kerber); SF at Bucharest (l. to Sevastova); career-first Premier-level QF at Charleston (l. to Vesnina); made best Grand Slam singles result by reaching 3r at Australian Open (l. to Beck); 3r twice at Madrid (l. to Cirstea) and US Open (l. to V.Williams); 2r five times (incl. Indian Wells); 1r seven times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon and Beijing); reached QF at Rio Olympics (l. to Puig); won US Open mixed doubles title (w/Pavic); 1r exit at WTA 125K San Antonio.
2015 - First Top 100 season (finishing No.90); QF twice at Florianopolis and Luxembourg; reached 2r once; fell 1r four times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open) and in qualifying five times (incl. other two majors); made Top 100 debut on September 14 (after US Open; rose from No.126 to No.100); won first three WTA doubles titles of career; also won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2014 - Reached 2r at Bastad (l. to Scheepers 36 64 75; held 2mp at 5-4 third set); fell 1r once and in qualifying four times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open); won two singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2013 - Fell in WTA qualifying once (US Open); won three singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2012 - Won three singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Fell in WTA qualifying nine times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2010 - Played first WTA main draw at Bastad, falling 1r (as qualifier); fell in qualifying once; won four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2009 - Fell in WTA qualifying once (US Open); won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2008 - Fell in WTA qualifying once; won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2007 - Fell in WTA qualifying once; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2006 - Fell in WTA qualifying twice; won one singles title and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2005 - Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2004 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2003 - Played first WTA qualifying at Leipzig.
2002 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.