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Coached by Izo Zunic and Mark Gellard ... Parents are Tomasz and Beata; sister is Dagmara ... Started playing at age 6 ... Favorite shot is backhand; favorite surfaces are hard and grass ... Tennis idol growing up was Monica Seles ... Favorite tournament is Roland Garros ... Other interests include learning languages and reading books.
Winner (2): 2020 - Hua Hin; 2019 - Bronx; 2014 - 125/Ningbo.
Finalist (2): 2019 - Seoul; 2015 - Tokyo [Japan Open].
Finalist (2): 2017 - Bogotá (w/Cepede Royg); 2016 - Hong Kong (w/Y.Xu); 2014 - Guangzhou (w/Cornet).
Polish Fed Cup Team, 2011-12, 2016-20; Polish Olympic Team, 2016.
Career in Review
2019 - First Top 50 season (finishing No.41); won maiden WTA title the Bronx (d. Giorgi in F); runner-up at Seoul (l. to Muchova); SF at Hua Hin (l. to Yastremska); QF at Nanchang and Tianjin; reached 3r once (at Wimbledon) and 2r five times (incl. Roland Garros and US Open); fell 1r eight times (incl. Australian Open) and in qualifying on five occasions; made Top 50 debut on September 9 (rose from No.53 to No.45).
2018 - Fourth Top 100 season (finishing No.55); SF at Nanchang (l. to Q.Wang); QF four times, at Taipei City, Bogotá, Washington DC and Hiroshima; reached 3r once (Australian Open) and 2r twice; fell 1r 10 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying on six occasions.
2017 - Posted third consecutive Top 100 season finish in 2017, as the Polish No.2 behind A.Radwanska… Season highlighted by third tour-level semifinal of career at Kuala Lumpur… Also reached quarterfinals at Bogotá and produced best Grand Slam showing at Roland Garros, where she reached 3r… Appeared in third career WTA doubles final at Bogotá (w/Cepede Royg), having also been runner-up at 2014 Guangzhou (w/Cornet) and 2016 Hong Kong (w/Xu).
2016 - Second Top 100 season (finishing No.94); QF twice at Katowice (l. to Parmentier) and Tokyo [PPO] (l. to Wozniacki); reached 3r once and 2r three times; fell 1r nine times (all four majors and Olympics) and in qualifying nine times.
2015 - First Top 100 season (finishing No.89); runner-up at Tokyo [Japan Open] (l. to Wickmayer in final); reached 2r five times (incl. US Open and Nottingham - l. to Davis 57 76(13) 62; held 8mp in second set, 1mp at 5-2, 1mp at 5-4 and 6mp in tie-break at 6-2, 6-3, 6-4, 6-5, 7-6 and 8-7); fell 1r five times (incl. Roland Garros and Wimbledon) and in qualifying eight times (incl. Australian Open); made Top 100 debut on April 13 (rose from No.106 to No.99); also won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2014 - QF at Kuala Lumpur (l. to Zhang); fell 1r three times and in qualifying eight times (incl. all four majors); won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2013 - Played first two WTA main draws, reaching SF at Baku (l. to Peer) and 2r at Strasbourg (as qualifier); fell in qualifying five times (incl. Wimbledon, US Open); won four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2012 - Won one singles title and four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Fell in WTA qualifying five times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open).
2010 - Played first WTA qualifying at Warsaw; won four singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2009 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2008 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit in Poland.
2007 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Poland.