Arn after winning the 2011 ASB Classic
|Full name||Gréta Arn|
|Country|| Hungary (2008–present)
13 April 1979 |
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career titles||2 WTA, 4 ITF|
|Highest ranking||40 (16 May 2011)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2012)|
|French Open||1R (2001, 2002, 2011, 2012)|
|US Open||2R (2012)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 4 ITF|
|Highest ranking||175 (4 December 2000)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2012)|
|French Open||1R (2011, 2012)|
|US Open||1R (2011)|
|Other Doubles tournaments|
|Olympic Games||1R (2008)|
Gréta Arn (born 13 April 1979) is a retired Hungarian tennis player of German descent.
In her career she won four ITF titles in singles; she also won her first WTA title in Estoril, Portugal, in May 2007, and her second in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2011. She reached her career high singles ranking of world number 40 on 16 May 2011.
Arn was born in Budapest, Hungary. After playing for Germany with dual Hungarian citizenship for nine years, she chose for the 2008 Fed Cup to compete for Hungary alongside Ágnes Szávay. She also chose to play for her nation of birth full-time.
In 1997, Arn won her first ITF Women's Circuit title, winning a $10,000 event it Stockholm. In 1999 she won her second ITF title at the $10,000 event in Glasgow. In 2004, at Bad Saulgau, she won her third $10,000 title.
In 2006, Arn won an ITF $25,000 event in Fort Walton Beach. In 2007, she won her first WTA Tour title as a qualifier ranked number 176 in the world, becoming the lowest ranked and first qualifier to win a WTA Tour event in 2007. In the Tier IV 2007 Estoril Open final she defeated teenager Victoria Azarenka; saving two matchpoints at 4–5 in the third set.
At the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, Arn qualified and reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time at the age of 31. In the first round, she beat 34th seed Kateryna Bondarenko before following it up with a win over former top 10 player Alicia Molik. Her run was ended by 2007 Wimbledon finalist Marion Bartoli in the third round. At the 2010 US Open, Arn was pitted against world number three and second seeded defending champion Kim Clijsters. She lost in straight sets. Arn qualified for the WTA Premier tournament in Tokyo, by defeating Chan Yung-jan and Elena Baltacha. In the main draw she then defeated fellow qualifier Laura Robson in the first round before losing to top seed Caroline Wozniacki.
In her first event of 2011, at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, Arn beat Zuzana Ondrášková. Arn then defeated eighth seed Sofia Arvidsson, saving five match points along the way. She followed it up with the biggest win of her career by defeating top seed and former world number one Maria Sharapova. Arn won her semifinal match against fourth seed Julia Görges in straight sets to book a final berth against defending champion and second seed Yanina Wickmayer for the title. Arn went on to defeat Wickmayer in straight sets to become the 2011 ASB Classic champion and add her second title win.
At the 2012 Australian Open, Arn defeated Rebecca Marino in the first round. In the second round, she won a very tight battle against number 17 seed Dominika Cibulková to make her second Grand Slam third round appearance and set up an encounter with Serena Williams, to whom she lost in straight sets. Seeded sixth at the 2012 Monterrey Open in February, she advanced to the semifinals before losing to Alexandra Cadanțu.
Arn's last appearance was at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships.
|Legend: Before 2009||Legend: Starting in 2009|
|Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)|
|Olympic Gold (0–0)|
|WTA Championships (0–0)|
|Tier I (0–0)||Premier Mandatory (0–0)|
|Tier II (0–0)||Premier 5 (0–0)|
|Tier III (0–0)||Premier (0–0)|
|Tier IV & V (1–0)||International (1–0)|
|Winner||1.||6 May 2007||Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal||Clay||Victoria Azarenka||2–6, 6–1, 7–6(7–3)|
|Winner||2.||8 January 2011||ASB Classic, Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||Yanina Wickmayer||6–3, 6–3|
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