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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.
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.