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Coached by Tom Hill
Parents are Konstantinos and Angeliki; brother is Yannis (studies at Boston University) and sister is Amanda. Introduced to tennis by parents at age 6; mother played on WTA; achieved a Top 50 singles ranking
Born and raised in Athens; moved to Barcelona at age 18 to train
Favorite surfaces are hard and clay; favorite shot is serve
Tennis idols are Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer
During free time enjoys going back to Greece and seeing friends.
Winner (1): 2019 - Rabat.
Finalist (1): 2018 - San Jose.
Greek Fed Cup Team, 2012-16, 2018-19.
Career in Review
2020 - Third Top 50 season (finishing No.22); SF at St. Petersburg (l. to Rybakina) and Ostrava (l. to Azarenka); QF at Western & Southern Open (l. Sakkari); reached 4r twice (Australian Open and US Open), 3r twice (incl. Roland Garros) and 2r once; fell 1r three times; made Top 20 debut on February 23 (after Dubai, rose from No.21 to No.20).
2019 - Second Top 50 season (finishing No.23); won maiden WTA title at Rabat (d. Konta in final); SF at Rome (l. to Ka.Pliskova) and San Jose (l. to S.Zheng); QF at Charleston (l. to Wozniacki), Nottingham (l. to Brady) and Cincinnati (l. to Barty); reached 3r three times (Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open) and 2r three times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r nine times and in RR stage at WTA Elite Finals Zhuhai (0-2 record).
2018 - First Top 50 season (finishing No.42); runner-up at San Jose (l. to Buzarnescu); SF at Istanbul (l. to Hercog) and Seoul (l. to Bertens); reached 4r once, 3r three times (incl. Roland Garros) and 2r three times (incl. US Open); fell 1r 14 times (incl. other two majors) and in qualifying twice.
2017 - Registered second-consecutive Top 100 year-end finish in 2017, finishing at No.52 – the highest year-end finish by a Greek player since Daniilidou in 2007 (No.43); also the only Greek player to record a Top 100 finish in the last seven years (since No.90 Daniilidou in 2011); posted career-best 17 main draw wins; notched career-best win and first Top 10 victory of career over No.6 Wozniacki en route to first WTA semifinal of career at 2017 Wuhan– became just second qualifier to reach Premier-level semifinal in 2017 (Mertens at New Haven); enjoyed a career-best year at the Grand Slams, progressing to the 3r for the first time on three different occasions: Australian Open (l. Lucic-Baroni), Wimbledon (l. Konta) and US Open (l. V.Williams) – became first Greek woman to reach the 3r at a Slam since Daniilidou at 2005 Wimbledon (l. Pennetta); broke into the Top 50 for the first time at No.49 on October 9, 2017 (rose to No.48 on October 16).
2016 - First Top 100 season (finishing No.89); QF at Istanbul (l. to Kovinic); reached 2r three times (incl. Australian Open and Wimbledon); fell 1r eight times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying 10 times (incl. Roland Garros); made Top 100 debut on July 11 (rose from No.115 to No.97).
2015 - Fell 1r once (US Open) and in qualifying twice; won three singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2014 - Won four singles titles and four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
2013 - Fell in WTA qualifying once (Doha).
2012 - Fell in WTA qualifying once (Palermo).
2011 - Continued to play on ITF Circuit.
2010 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.