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Coached by Sandra Zaniewska ... Father is Francis (retired); mother is Patricia; brother is Sébastien (PhD, also her agent) ... Has one cat (Lilou) and one dog (Andy) ... Started playing at age 4 after watching her brother play ... Baseliner whose favorite shot is backhand; favorite surface is clay ... Favorite music is rock; favorite artists are Muse, Jack Johnson, Coldplay, and Kygo ... Favorite movie is Lord of the Rings; favorite actors are Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, and Omar Sy ... Other sports interests are handball, soccer, padel, beach volleyball, and hiking ... Also enjoys playing piano, reading, and writing ... Favorite city is hometown of Nice ... People most admired are Rafael Nadal and her brother.
Winner (6): 2018 - Gstaad; 2016 - Hobart; 2014 - Katowice; 2013 - Strasbourg; 2012 - Bad Gastein; 2008 - Budapest.
Finalist (7): 2019 - Lausanne; 2017 - Brisbane; 2014 - Dubai, Guangzhou; 2012 - Strasbourg; 2008 - Acapulco, Rome.
Winner (3): 2015 - Hong Kong (w/Shvedova); 2010 - Strasbourg (w/King); 2008 - Budapest (w/Husarova).
Finalist (3): 2017 - Stanford (w/Rosolska); 2014 - Guangzhou (w/Linette); 2011 - Dallas (w/Parmentier).
French Fed Cup Team, 2008-17, 2019; French Olympic Team, 2008, 2012, 2016.
Career in Review
2018 - Seventh straight Top 50 season (finishing No.47); on one WTA title at Gstaad (d. Minella in final); QF twice at Brisbane (l. to Sasnovich) and Charleston (l. to Bertens); reached 3r twice (incl. Australian Open) and 2r nine times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 11 times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying once.
2017 - Sixth consecutive Top 50 season in 2017, at No.38; season highlighted by R-Up finish at Brisbane – defeated No.5 Cibulkova and No.7 Muguruza en route, l. No.6 Ka.Pliskova in final; advanced to QF at Monterrey, Guangzhou, Wuhan and Moscow; In Grand Slam play, reached R16 at home at Roland Garros (l. Garcia) – one of three French women (also Garcia and Mladenovic) to reach round of 16 at Roland Garros for the first time since 1994; reached first doubles final since 2014 at Stanford (w/Rosolska, l. Spears/Vandeweghe).
2016 – Fifth consecutive Top 50 finish (finished No.46); won fifth singles title at Hobart; QF at Hong Kong (l. to Jankovic); reached 3r four times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon and Beijing); 2r nine times (incl. Australian Open, Miami, Madrid and Rio Olympics); fell 1r eight times (incl. US Open); reached SF at WTA 125K Limoges.
2015 - Fourth straight Top 50 season and sixth overall (finishing No.43); QF twice at Katowice (l. to Schmiedlova) and Hong Kong (l. to V.Williams); reached 4r once (Roland Garros), 3r five times (incl. Australian Open) and 2r eight times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r 10 times (incl. US Open); also won one WTA doubles title.
2014 - Second Top 20 season (finishing No.20 - finished No.16 in 2008); won one WTA title at Katowice (d. Giorgi in final); runner-up twice at Dubai (l. to V.Williams) and Guangzhou (l. to Niculescu); SF at Paris [Indoors] (l. to Errani); QF at Wuhan (l. to Bouchard); reached 4r twice (incl. Wimbledon), 3r four times (incl. Australian Open and US Open) and 2r five times (incl. Roland Garros and Eastbourne - l. to Kerber 75 16 76(3); held 2mp at 5-4 third set); fell 1r seven times; fell in RR stage in Sofia (went 1-2 in RR); went 3-0 against S.Williams during season, beating her in Dubai SFs, Wimbledon 3r and Wuhan 2r via retirement (were first three wins over a World No.1).
2013 - Another Top 30 season (finishing No.27); won one WTA title at Strasbourg (d. Hradecka in final); SF twice at Acapulco (l. to Errani) and Washington DC (l. to Petkovic); QF twice at Marrakech and Guangzhou; reached 4r once, 3r four times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open) and 2r nine times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r seven times; fell in RR at Sofia (went 1-2 in RR).
2012 - Another Top 50 season; won one WTA title at Bad Gastein (d. Wickmayer in final); runner-up at Strasbourg (l. to Schiavone in final); QF twice at Copenhagen and Guangzhou; reached 2r nine times (incl. Wimbledon, Olympics, US Open); fell 1r eight times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying three times; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Another Top 100 season; reached 3r twice (incl. Australian Open) and 2r six times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open); fell 1r nine times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying four times; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2010 - Another Top 100 season; SF twice at Fès (l. to Benesova) and Bad Gastein (l. to Goerges); QF three times at Auckland, Monterrey (l. to Sevastova 26 75 61; held 9mp - 3mp at 62 52, 6mp at 62 53) and Budapest; reached 2r five times; fell 1r 10 times (incl. all four majors) and in qualifying twice; won one WTA doubles title.
2009 - Another Top 50 season; SF at Bad Gastein (l. to Olaru); QF twice at Sydney and Paris [Indoors]; reached 4r once (Australian Open - l. to Safina 62 26 75; led 5-2 third set w/2mp at 5-4), 3r twice and 2r eight times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open); fell 1r 10 times (incl. Wimbledon); set career-high No.11 on February 16.
2008 - Breakthrough first Top 20 season (finishing No.16); won one WTA title at Budapest (d. Klepac in final); runner-up twice at Acapulco (l. to Pennetta in final) and Rome (l. to Jankovic in final); SF three times at Amelia Island (l. to Cibulkova), Charleston (l. to S.Williams) and New Haven (l. to Wozniacki); QF at Linz; reached 3r three times (incl. Roland Garros, Olympics and US Open) and 2r four times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r nine times (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying once; made Top 50 debut on February 11 (after Paris [Indoors]; rose from No.58 to No.49) and Top 20 debut on May 19 (after Rome; rose from No.34 to No.20).
2007 - Near-Top 50 season; QF twice at Acapulco and Fès (l. to Wozniak 63 16 75; held 3mp at 5-4 third set); reached 3r once (US Open) and 2r twice (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r four times (incl. other two majors); won one singles title on ITF Circuit; made Top 100 debut on August 6 (rose from No.107 to No.94).
2006 - Reached 2r once (Roland Garros); fell 1r once (Australian Open); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2005 - Played first WTA main draw at Roland Garros, reaching 2r (as WC, l. to Mauresmo).
2004 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in France.