May 13, 1988 |
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Plays||Right Handed (Double Handed Backhand)|
|Prize money||$ 90,851|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 5 ITF|
|Highest ranking||142 (June 11, 2012)|
|Current ranking||639 (August 25, 2014)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||Q2 (2012)|
|French Open||Q1 (2012)|
|US Open||Q1 (2012, 2014)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 9 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 473 (July 20, 2009)|
|Last updated on: August 25, 2014.|
Bibiane Weijers (née Schoofs; born May 13, 1988) is a Dutch professional tennis player. On June 11, 2012, she reached her highest WTA singles ranking of 142, whilst her best doubles ranking was 473 on July 20, 2009. She is currently the third best ranked player from the Netherlands. She was married on July 7, 2014 and took her husband's surname.
Schoofs' best season so far has been in 2011. She climbed more than 250 places in the rankings and won two 25k ITF tournaments in Montpellier and Middelburg. She also reached the final in Prague and Zwevegem.
At the end of the 2011 season, Schoofs qualified for the 2011 BGL Luxembourg Open, thus making her debut in a WTA event. She played Angelique Kerber in the first round and recorded the biggest win of her career, defeating world number 29 Kerber in three sets, 2–6, 6–2, 6–1 after being down 6–2, 2–0. She then caused another upset against world number 62 Canadian Rebecca Marino, defeating her in the second round in three sets, 1–6, 6–1, 7–5. Her run was ended by British qualifier Anne Keothavong in the quarterfinals where she was beaten 6–3 6–2.
She then played qualifications for the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, the 2012 Australian Open. In a 2.5 hour thriller, she outlasted Kazakh Yaroslava Shvedova 6–4 3–6 11–9. In the 2nd round she lost 2–6 4–6 to Russian teenager Irina Khromacheva.
At the Fed Cup, Schoofs played 4 matches, winning 2. She then was out for 2 months after a thigh injury.
She started playing again at an 25k event in Civitavecchia, Italy. She won 6–4 6–0 against Anna Floris, but lost to eventual tournament winner María Teresa Torró Flor, 6–7 2–6. In the following week she reached the Semifinals at 25k Tunis, defeating Çağla Büyükakçay, Pemra Özgen and Ana Savić all in straight sets. She was beaten 1–6 6–2 3–6 by Poland's Sandra Zaniewska.
Schoofs also tried to qualify for the main draw of the WTA tournament in Birmingham, played on grass. She was beaten in the 1st round by Melanie Oudin, 4–6 6–7(6). This was her 1st match on grass in 7 years.
She again played qualifying at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships. She beat Bulgaria's Dia Evtimova 6–2 6–2 and China's Zheng Saisai 6–3 6–3 to reach the final qualifying round of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career. She held 3 setpoints in the first set against Croatia's Mirjana Lučić before succumbing 5–7 4–6.
Schoofs suffered a shock loss at the 25k tournament in Ystad where she was the topseed. The transition from grass to clay was too much to handle for her, as she lost to unknown Austrian Nicole Rottmann in 3 sets, 3–6 6–1 4–6.
Schoofs played a 50k claycourt tournament in Versmold, Germany the week after that. She beat French qualifier Anaïs Laurendon 6–4 6–0 in the 1st round. She defeated Leticia Costas 6–4 6–3 in the 2nd round and Kristina Mladenovic 6–2 6–4 in the quarterfinals. She faces former world no. 36 Anastasija Sevastova in the semifinals.
- Bibiane Weijers at the Women's Tennis Association
- Bibiane Weijers at the International Tennis Federation