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Coached by Phillip Lang ... Parents are tennis coaches and own two clubs; father runs club in Hamburg (where Carina trains year-round) while mother travels with Carina; has one older sister who also plays tennis ... Aggressive player; favorite shot is serve ... Best tennis memory is winning four tournaments in a few months in 2014 and rising from No.180 to Top 100 ... Tennis idol was Maria Sharapova (modeled game after her) ... Favorite tournament is Australian Open.

Career Highlights

Winner (1): 2017 - Luxembourg

Career in Review

2017 - Enjoyed first ever Top-50 finish with a career-best rank of No.49 after ending the last two seasons in Top-100; won maiden WTA title in Luxembourg to finish out the season (d. Puig); reached SF in Budapest (l. Safarova) as well as three QF results, Nürnberg (l. Krejcikova), Gstaad (l. Kontaveit) and ‘S-Hertogenbosch, where she earned her best victory of the year over No.25 Vandeweghe, one of five Top-50 wins throughout the season; reached 3r at Roland Garros and Wimbledon to go along with a 2r exit in Melbourne and 1r defeat at the US Open.

2016 - Second straight Top 100 season (finishing No.85); QF at Gstaad (l. to Golubic); reached 3r twice at Wimbledon and US Open and 2r four times; fell 1r eight times (incl. Australian Open and Roland Garros) and in qualifying five times; finished R-Up twice on ITF Circuit.

2015 - First Top 100 season (finishing No.65); QF twice at Kuala Lumpur and Nürnberg; reached 3r twice (incl. Australian Open) and 2r four times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r 10 times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying seven times; won three singles titles on ITF Circuit; made Top 50 debut on July 13 (after Wimbledon; rose from No.53 to No.50).

2014 - Fell 1r once (Australian Open) and in qualifying six times (incl. other three majors); made Top 100 debut on October 20 (rose from No.120 to No.100); won four singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2013 - Fell 1r twice (incl. Wimbledon) and in qualifying five times (incl. Roland Garros and US Open); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2012 - Played first WTA main draw at Bastad, falling 1r (as qualifier); fell in qualifying once; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2011 - Fell in WTA qualifying twice; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.

2010 - Played first WTA qualifying at Stuttgart.

2009 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Germany.