Claudine Schaul

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Claudine Schaul
Claudine Schaul.jpg
Country  Luxembourg
Residence Garnich, Luxembourg
Born (1983-08-20) 20 August 1983 (age 31)
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 2002
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$542,186
Singles
Career record 304 - 293
Career titles 1 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking No. 41 (24 May 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3rd (2004)
French Open 1st (2004, 2005)
Wimbledon 1st (2004, 2005)
US Open 3rd (2003)
Doubles
Career record 81 - 110
Career titles 1 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 71 (8 November 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1st (2005)
French Open 1st (2004, 2005)
US Open 2nd (2004)
Last updated on: 12 April 2010.
Claudine Schaul
Medal record
Tennis
Competitor for  Luxembourg
Games of the Small States of Europe
Gold 2003 Malta Singles
Gold 2003 Malta Doubles
Gold 2009 Cyprus Doubles
Silver 2007 Monaco Singles
Silver 2009 Cyprus Singles
Silver 2011 Liechtenstein Mixed Doubles
Bronze 2011 Liechtenstein Singles

Claudine Schaul (born 20 August 1983 in Luxembourg City) is a professional tennis player from Luxembourg. Her career-high singles ranking as of 15 June 2009 was World Number 41, which was achieved on 24 May 2004, and World Number 71 for doubles achieved on 8 November 2004.

Schaul first played for the Luxembourg Federation Cup team in 1998, and has played 30 singles and 16 doubles matches up to and including 2008.

Career[edit]

2003[edit]

A year after turning pro, Schaul made it to the third round of the 2003 US Open after upsetting former Number 15 Anna Smashnova 7–6 (7–5), 6–2 in Round 1 as well as beating Samantha Reeves 6–1, 4–6, 6–3 in Round 2, before losing her Round 3 match versus Dinara Safina 4–6, 5–7.

2004[edit]

In January 2004, Schaul was able to win her first Doubles title in Canberra, Australia, partnering Jelena Kostanić Tošić. Shortly after, Schaul made it to the third round of the 2004 Australian Open before losing to Alicia Molik.

Later that year in May, Schaul managed to win her first WTA title at Strasbourg, defeating Lindsay Davenport 2–6, 6–0, 6–3 in the final.[1]

Due to her strong performances at the Australian Open and the Internationaux de Strasbourg, Schaul was awarded the honour of being the flag bearer for Luxembourg at the 2004 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Athens, Greece. At the Olympics, she lost her first round game 1–6, 1–6 against Slovak Daniela Hantuchová.

Personal life[edit]

Her father and brother are sports teachers and introduced her to tennis when she was four years old.[2]

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
Olympic Gold (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (1) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 22 May 2004 France Strasbourg, France Clay United States Lindsay Davenport 2–6, 6–0, 6–3

Doubles: 3 (1–2)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 17 January 2004 Australia Canberra, Australia Hard Croatia Jelena Kostanić Tošić France Caroline Dhenin
Australia Lisa McShea
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 2. 19 June 2004 Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Croatia Jelena Kostanić Tošić Australia Lisa McShea
Venezuela Milagros Sequera
6–7(3–7), 3–6
Runner-up 3. 18 July 2004 United States Stanford, United States Hard Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Australia Nicole Pratt
2–6, 4–6

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles 10 (4–6)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 13 August 2000 Belgium Rebecq Clay Belgium Caroline Maes 1–6 7–6 6–3
Runner-up 2. 12 November 2000 France Villenave-d'Ornon Clay (I) Belgium Caroline Maes 4–0 4–1 4–5 4–1
Runner-up 3. 11 Feb 2001 United Kingdom Redbridge Hard (i) Denmark Eva Dyrberg 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 19-Mar-2002 United States La Canada Hard United States Laura Granville 6-1, 2–6, 3-6
Winner 1. 7 July 2002 Germany Vaihingen Clay Germany Stephanie Gehrlein 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 2. 22 September 2002 Luxembourg Luxembourg Clay Italy Nathalie Viérin 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 15 June 2003 France Marseille Clay Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 26 February 2006 United States St. Paul Hard (i) Venezuela Milagros Sequera 1–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 17 August 2008 Belgium Koksijde Clay Netherlands Daniëlle Harmsen 7–6(7–2), 7–6(9–7)
Winner 4. 25 January 2009 United Kingdom Wrexham Hard France Constance Sibille 6–1, 3–6, 6–4

Doubles 7 (3–4)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 3 March 2002 Germany Buchen Carpet (i) Sweden Sofia Arvidsson Russia Anna Bastrikova
Germany Claudia Kardys
6–0, 7–5
Runner-up 1. 8 September 2002 France Denain Clay Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer Czech Republic Olga Blahotová
Czech Republic Gabriela Navrátilová
3–6, 0–6
Winner 2. 2 February 2003 Italy Urtijëi Carpet (i) Germany Vanessa Henke Czech Republic Olga Blahotová
Czech Republic Gabriela Navrátilová
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 29 July 2006 Luxembourg Pétange Clay Lithuania Lina Stančiūtė Argentina Erica Krauth
Portugal Frederica Piedade
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 28 July 2007 Luxembourg Pétange Clay Germany Martina Müller Belarus Anastasiya Yakimova
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
7–6(7–4), 1–6, 6–7(1–7)
Runner-up 4. 3 August 2008 Germany Bad Saulgau Clay Italy Anna Floris Czech Republic Simona Dobrá
Czech Republic Tereza Hladíková
1–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Winner 3. 17 January 2009 United Kingdom Glasgow Hard (i) Austria Sandra Klemenschits Australia Nicolette van Uitert
Belarus Viktoria Yemialyanava
6–3, 4–6, [10–7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Schaul downs Davenport". BBC News. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Claudine Schaul". Retrieved 7 December 2011. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Tessy Scholtes
Luxembourgian Sportswoman of the Year
2003
Succeeded by
Elizabeth May