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Coached by Elise Tamaëla, formerly with Raemon Sluiter
Parents are Rob and Doré; sisters are Joyce and Daisy
Started playing at age 6. Aggressive baseliner; favorite surfaces are hard and clay
Tennis idol growing up was Kim Clijsters
Enjoys listening to music, reading, shopping and seeing friends
Winner (10): 2020 - St. Petersburg; 2019 - St. Petersburg, Madrid; 2018 - Charleston, Cincinnati, Seoul; 2017 - Gstaad, Nürnberg; 2016 - Nürnberg; 2012 - Fès.
Finalist (5): 2019 - 's-Hertogenbosch, Palermo, Zhuhai; 2018 - Madrid; 2016 - Gstaad.
Winner (10): 2018 - Brisbane (w/Schuurs); 2017 - Gstaad, Auckland, Seoul, Linz (all w/Larsson); 2016 - Nürnberg, Linz, Luxembourg (all w/Larsson); 2015 - Hobart, Bastad (both w/Larsson).
Finalist (6): 2020 - Brisbane (w/Barty); 2018 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Flipkens); 2017 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Schuurs), WTA Finals (w/Larsson); 2016 - Acapulco (w/Larsson); 2015 - Seoul (w/Larsson).
Dutch Fed Cup Team, 2011-12, 2014-17, 2020-21; Dutch Olympic Team, 2016.
Career in Review
2020 - Third Top-10 season (finishing No.9); won one WTA title, at St. Petersburg (d. Rybakina in final); QF once, at Brisbane (l. to Osaka); reached 4r twice (Australian Open and Roland Garros), 3r once and 2r twice.
2019 - Second Top-10 season (finishing No.9); won two WTA titles at St. Petersburg (d. Vekic in final) and Madrid (d. Halep in final); runner-up three times at 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to Riske), Palermo (l. to Teichmann) and Zhuhai (l. to Sabalenka); SF five times at Sydney (l. to Barty), Stuttgart (l. to Kvitova), Rome (l. to Konta), Eastbourne (l. to Ka.Pliskova) and Beijing (l. to Barty); QF three times; reached 4r twice, 3r six times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open) and 2r seven times (incl. other two majors); fell RR at WTA Finals (as alternate, posted 1-1 record).
2018 - First Top-10 season (finishing No.9); won three WTA titles at Charleston (d. Goerges in final), Cincinnati (d. Halep in final) and Seoul (d. Tomljanovic in final); runner-up at Madrid (l. to Kvitova in final); SF at WTA Finals (l. to Svitolina) QF three times at Nürnberg (l. to Flipkens), Wimbledon (l. to Goerges) and Montréal (l. to Barty); reached 3r five times (incl. other three majors) and 2r seven times; fell 1r five times; having started season at No.31, made Top 10 debut on October 8 (after Beijing; rose from No.11 to No.10) and set career-high No.9 on October 22 (after Moscow).
2017 - Recorded second straight Top 50 finish in 2017, at No.31 (also fifth non-consecutive Top 100 finish… 2017 season highlighted by third and fourth career singles titles at Nürnberg (d. Krejcikova in F) and Gstaad (d. Kontaveit in F)… Also advanced to the quarterfinals at Madrid (l. Sevastova) and semifinals at Rome (l. Halep)… In doubles won four titles – at Auckland, Gstaad, Seoul and Linz (all w/Larsson); now owns nine overall (all w/Larsson)… Team of Bertens/Larsson qualified for WTA Finals Singapore for first time, finishing as runners-up to Babos/Hlavackova… Subsequently reached career-high doubles ranking of No.19 on October 30, 2017; won one WTA doubles title.
2016 - Had 12-match win streak on clay that included title at Nürnberg followed by breakthrough run to semifinals at Roland Garros (l. S.Williams)… Built record for most clay court match wins in 2016 (19)… Went 4-0 in singles in Fed Cup Play against Russia and France in 2016, leading Dutch team to within a set of first final since 1997… Qualified for 2016 WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai but did not progress past group stage… Nominated for Most Improved Player in 2016 WTA Awards.
2015 - Near-Top 100 season (finishing No.101); SF at 's-Hertogenbosch (l. to Giorgi); reached 2r four times (incl. Australian Open, US Open and Nürnberg - l. to Putintseva 64 57 75; held 1mp at 5-4 third set); fell 1r 12 times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying twice; won two WTA doubles titles; also won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2014 - Another Top 100 season; QF at Luxembourg; reached 4r once (Roland Garros) and 2r six times; fell 1r six times (incl. Australian Open and US Open) and in qualifying seven times (incl. Wimbledon); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit; retired in US Open 1r w/illness.
2013 - Another Top 100 season; SF at Paris [Indoors] (ret. vs. Errani w/low back injury); made Top 50 debut afterwards on February 4 (rose from No.65 to No.50); QF three times at Auckland, Acapulco and Marrakech; reached 2r five times; fell 1r 10 times (incl. all four majors) and in qualifying once.
2012 - First Top 100 season; won one WTA title at Fès (d. Pous-Tio in final); made Top 100 debut afterwards on April 30 (rose from No.149 to No.92); QF at Seoul; 2r four times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open); fell 1r seven times (incl. Roland Garros) and in qualifying three times (incl. Australian Open); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Played first WTA main draw at 's-Hertogenbosch, falling 1r (as WC); fell in qualifying three times (incl. Roland Garros and US Open); won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2010 - Won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2009 - Won two singles titles and five doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2008 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2007 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2006 - Played first event of career at ITF/Vlaardingen-NED.