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Coached by Philippe Goijens and Torsten Peschke...Physio is Rian Dekker, and fitness coach is Camiel Rodigas; hitting partner is Brecht Vangrinsven...Parents are Lambert and Monique...Father was a professional handball player and played the most international matches for the Dutch national team...Siblings are Fleau and Perr...Began playing tennis at age three, started taking tennis lessons at age four...Agressive player who loves coming to the net; strengths are her net game and insight...Favorite surface is grass; Favorite string of tournaments is the Australian swing, loves Wimbledon...Didn't idolize a specific player growning up, was a fan of both men and women greats...Best tennis memory so far was her last year in juniors when she played in all four Grand Slam finals, with four different partners, winning two of the four finals...Also cherishes her memories of playing in the WTA Finals...Her long-term goals are to play in the Olympics, win a Grand Slam in doubles, and to be the No.1 doubles player in the world...Enjoys playing soccer and has a passion for cars...Nickname is Deem or Dem...Has a Pomeranian dog named Simba...One word to describe herself would be "Passionate"...Speaks Dutch, English, French and German.
Winner (11): 2020 - New York [Western & Southern Open] (w/Peschke); 2018 - Brisbane (w/Bertens); Hobart, 's-Hertogenbosch, Wuhan (all w/Mertens), Rome, Montréal (both w/Barty), Nürnberg (w/Srebotnik); 2017 - Guangzhou (w/Mertens); 2015 - Katowice (w/Bonaventure), Bucharest (w/Kalashnikova).
Finalist (11): 2019 - Doha, Rome, Birmingham, Toronto, Cincinnati (all w/Groenefeld); 2018 - Birmingham, Cincinnati (both w/Mertens); 2017 - Bucharest (w/Mertens), 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Bertens), Auckland (w/Voracova); 2016 - Tashkent (w/Voracova).
Dutch Fed Cup Team, 2012, 2018-19.
Career in Review
2019 – Finished with year-end ranking of No.14 in doubles, contesting five championship matches, all with partner Groenefeld, during the season: Doha, Birmingham, Rome, Toronto and Cincinnati; qualified for WTA Finals for a second consecutive time, this year with partner Groenefeld, advancing to the semifinal stage before falling to Hsieh/Strycova; also, matched best Grand Slam doubles result by reaching quarterfinal at Wimbledon (w/ Groenefeld).
2018 – Reached career-high doubles ranking of No.8 on October 22; won seven WTA doubles titles - Brisbane (w/ Bertens), Hobart, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Wuhan (all w/ Mertens), Rome, Montréal (both w/Barty) and Nürnberg (w/Srebotnik); also finished as runner-up in Birmingham and Cincinnati (both w/Mertens) and advanced to semifinals at Miami and Beijing (both w/Mertens); produced quarterfinal visit in doubles at US Open.
2017 – Captured WTA doubles title at Guangzhou and finished runner-up at Bucharest (both w/Mertens), and added another finalist finish at ‘s-Hertogenbosch (w/Bertens).
2016 – Finished runner-up at Tashkent w/Voracova.
2015 – Hoisted first career WTA doubles titles at Katowice (w/Bonaventure) and Bucharest (w/Kalashnikova).
2011 - Qualified for all four Junior Grand Slam finals with four different partners; won both Australian and US Open junior doubles events.