Anna Karolína Schmiedlová
Schmiedlová at the 2013 US Open
|Full name||Anna Karolína Schmiedlová|
13 September 1994 |
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Career titles||9 ITF|
|Highest ranking||55 (9 June 2014)|
|Current ranking||74 (19 January 2015)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2014, 2015)|
|French Open||3R (2014)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2013, 2014)|
|US Open||2R (2013)|
|Highest ranking||248 (20 May 2013)|
|Current ranking||321 (19 January 2015)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2015)|
|French Open||1R (2014)|
|US Open||2R (2014)|
|Last updated on: 19 January 2015.|
Schmiedlová has won nine singles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 9 June 2014, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 55. On 20 May 2013, she peaked at world number 248 in the doubles rankings. In April 2012, she also made an appearance for the Slovakia Fed Cup team. She has a younger sister, Kristína Schmiedlová who plays on the junior tennis circuit.
Schmiedlová qualified for her first Grand Slam tournament at the 2013 French Open. In the first round she defeated Yanina Wickmayer, but in the second round she was defeated by American Jamie Hampton. She entered qualifying for 2013 Wimbledon Championships; after beating Anna Smith and Timea Bacsinszky, she lost to Eva Birnerová in straight sets, but entered the main draw as a lucky loser anyway. In the first round, she was defeated by Samantha Stosur in straight sets.
After Wimbledon, Schmiedlová reached the final of the $100,000 ITF tournament in Biarritz, only to lose to Stephanie Vogt in three sets. However, as a result of her performance in France, she reached the top 100 for the first time with a ranking of world number 97. At her next tournament in Bad Gastein, Austria, she lost in the first round to Chanelle Scheepers.
Schmiedlová skipped some tournaments at the beginning of the hard-court season due to a minor injury. At the New Haven Open, she qualified for the main draw, but lost in the first round to the sixth seed Sloane Stephens. At the US Open, she won her first-round match against Stefanie Vögele, but lost in the second round to Kaia Kanepi.
In May, Schmiedlová won the Empire Slovak Open in Trnava, Slovakia. She defeated the defending champion Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová in the final. The following week, she reached the final of the Sparta Prague Open, but lost to Britain's Heather Watson in straight sets.
At the French Open, Schmiedlová defeated Zheng Jie in the first round and surprised the former world number one Venus Williams with a victory in three sets in round two. In the third round, she lost to eventual quarterfinalist Garbiñe Muguruza in straight sets.
At Wimbledon, Schmiedlová lost in the first round to 25th seed Alizé Cornet of France after winning the first set, and at the final Grand Slam of the year, the US Open, she lost again in round one, to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus.
ITF finals (9–8)
|Winner||1.||10 October 2011||Yerevan, Armenia||Clay||Tatia Mikadze||6–4, 6–3|
|Winner||2.||26 March 2012||Antalya, Turkey||Clay||Anna-Lena Friedsam||7–6(7–5), 6–4|
|Winner||3.||2 April 2012||Antalya, Turkey||Hard||Anna-Lena Friedsam||7–5, 6–2|
|Winner||4.||7 May 2012||Bad Saarow, Germany||Clay||Kateřina Vaňková||6–1, 6–3|
|Winner||5.||26 May 2012||Brescia, Italy||Clay||Beatriz García Vidagany||6–3, 6–2|
|Runner–up||1.||16 July 2012||Darmstadt, Germany||Clay||Laura Siegemund||6–7(7–9), 3–6|
|Winner||6.||29 October 2012||Netanya, Israel||Hard||Stephanie Vogt||0–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|Runner–up||2.||12 November 2012||Helsinki, Finland||Carpet (i)||Amra Sadiković||4–6, 0–6|
|Winner||7.||29 April 2013||Civitavecchia, Italy||Clay||Magda Linette||6–0, 6–1|
|Runner–up||3.||8 July 2013||Biarritz, France||Clay||Stephanie Vogt||6–1, 3–6, 2–6|
|Winner||8.||24 March 2014||Osprey, United States||Clay||Marina Erakovic||6–2, 6–3|
|Winner||9.||5 May 2014||Trnava, Slovakia||Clay||Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová||6–4, 6–2|
|Runner–up||4.||12 May 2014||Prague, Czech Republic||Clay||Heather Watson||6–7(5–7), 0–6|
|Runner-up||1.||20 June 2011||Izmir, Turkey||Clay||Aleksandrina Naydenova|| Tatiana Kotelnikova
|Runner-up||2.||26 March 2012||Antalya, Turkey||Clay||Chantal Škamlová|| Anamika Bhargava
|6–4, 4–6, [3–10]|
|Runner-up||3.||29 October 2012||Netanya, Israel||Hard||Zuzana Luknárová|| Lyudmyla Kichenok
|Runner-up||4.||6 May 2013||Trnava, Slovakia||Clay||Jana Čepelová|| Mervana Jugić-Salkić
Grand Slam performance timeline
Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
Junior Grand Slam finals
|Runner-up||2012||French Open||Clay||Annika Beck||6–3, 5–7, 3–6|
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- Anna Karolína Schmiedlová at the Women's Tennis Association
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