Karin Knapp

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Karin Knapp
Knapp WMQ13-002.jpg
Country  Italy
Residence Luttach, Italy
Born (1987-06-28) 28 June 1987 (age 27)
Bruneck, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 2002
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,089,407
Singles
Career record 314–207
Career titles 0 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest ranking No. 35 (25 February 2008)
Current ranking No. 67 (7 July 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2009, 2014)
French Open 3R (2007, 2008)
Wimbledon 4R (2013)
US Open 3R (2013)
Doubles
Career record 58–63
Career titles 0 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest ranking No. 145 (23 July 2007)
Current ranking No. 464 (13 January 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2014)
French Open 3R (2014)
US Open 1R (2007, 2008)
Team competitions
Fed Cup W (2013)
Last updated on: 16 January 2014.

Karin Knapp (born 28 June 1987 in Bruneck, Italy) is an Italian tennis player. Her career-high ranking was world no. 35, which she reached on 25 February 2008.

Career[edit]

At the 2007 French Open, her first Grand Slam tournament, she reached the third round in the singles event, beating 22nd-seeded Alona Bondarenko. In the third round, she lost to 14th-seeded Patty Schnyder of Switzerland.

At the 2007 US Open, she defeated Chan Yung-jan to reach the second round where she lost to American wildcard Ahsha Rolle.

Knapp reached her first WTA Tour final in 2008 in Antwerp. She lost there to world no. 1 and home favorite Justine Henin.

At the 2008 French Open, she lost in the third round to top-seeded Maria Sharapova.

Her biggest ITF Women's Circuit final came in 2007 in Biella, where she was beaten by Agnieszka Radwańska.

At the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, Knapp reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam event for the first time. but was defeated by Marion Bartoli, the eventual champion. She was on the winning Fed Cup team, winning her doubles match with partner Flavia Penetta in the finals.

One of Knapp's biggest professional matches came at the 2014 Australian Open, where she lost in a tough second-round encounter with Maria Sharapova. Despite the loss, Knapp was praised for her determination and fighting spirit against the four-time Grand Slam champion.

Personal life[edit]

Like Andreas Seppi, Knapp comes from the largely German-speaking northern Italian province of South Tyrol. She maintains her residence in the German-speaking village of Luttach. Her father, Alois, is a fabric manufacturer and her mother a retired school teacher. She has two brothers.[1]

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–1)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 17 February 2008 Proximus Diamond Games, Antwerp, Belgium Hard (i) Belgium Justine Henin 6–3, 6–3

Doubles: 2 (2 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V / International (0–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner–up 1. 22 July 2007 Internazionali Femminili di Palermo, Palermo, Italy Clay Italy Alice Canepa Ukraine Mariya Koryttseva
Belarus Darya Kustova
4–6, 1–6
Runner–up 2. 13 July 2014 BRD Bucharest Open, Bucharest, Romania Clay Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay Romania Elena Bogdan
Romania Alexandra Cadanțu
4–6, 6–3, [5–10]

ITF Career Finals[edit]

Singles: 18 (5–13)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 6 October 2003 Italy Bari, Italy Clay Austria Bettina Pirker 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 14 June 2005 Switzerland Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay Montenegro Danica Krstajić 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 1 May 2006 Italy Catania, Italy Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 1. 25 July 2006 Italy Monteroni D'Arbia, Italy Clay Romania Edina Gallovits-Hall 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 31 July 2006 Italy Martina Franca, Italy Clay Georgia (country) Margalita Chakhnashvili 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 5. 13 March 2007 United States Orange, USA Hard United Kingdom Naomi Cavaday 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 3 April 2007 France Dinan, France Clay (i) Slovenia Maša Zec Peškirič 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 9 April 2007 Italy Civitavecchia, Italy Clay Belarus Darya Kustova 3–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 9 July 2007 Italy Biella, Italy Clay Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 11 October 2010 Italy Settimo San Pietro, Italy Clay Italy Anastasia Grymalska 4–6, 6–2, 7–5
Winner 2. 18 October 2010 Spain Seville, Spain Clay Venezuela Andrea Gámiz 6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 10. 16 November 2010 Spain Mallorca, Spain Clay Romania Diana Enache 6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. 7 June 2011 Italy Campobasso, Italy Clay France Alizé Lim 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 14 June 2011 Italy Padova, Italy Clay France Kristina Mladenovic 3–6, 6–4, 6–0
Winner 4. 20 June 2011 Italy Rome, Italy Clay France Laura Thorpe 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 12. 27 August 2012 Italy Bagnatica, Italy Clay Italy Maria-Elena Camerin 7–6(5), 6–4
Winner 5. 4 September 2012 Italy Mestre, Italy Clay Spain Estrella Cabeza Candela 6–1, 3–6, 6–1
Runner-up 13. 12 May 2013 Slovakia Trnava, Slovakia Clay Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová 6–2, 6–4

Doubles 7 (6–1)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 27 September 2004 Italy Benevento, Italy Hard Italy Giulia Gabba Slovakia Martina Babáková
Czech Republic Sandra Záhlavová
6–2, 0–1 ret.
Winner 2. 4 July 2006 Italy Cuneo, Italy Clay Italy Sara Errani Italy Giulia Gatto-Monticone
Belarus Darya Kustova
6–3, 7–6(5)
Winner 3. 14 September 2010 Italy Mestre, Italy Clay Italy Claudia Giovine Czech Republic Eva Birnerová
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
6–7(6), 7–5, [13–11]
Winner 4. 1 February 2011 Morocco Rabat, Morocco Clay Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová Czech Republic Iveta Gerlová
Czech Republic Lucie Kriegsmannová
6–4, 6–1
Winner 5. 11 April 2011 Italy Pomezia, Italy Clay Romania Diana Enache Switzerland Conny Perrin
Russia Marina Shamayko
7–6(3), 6–2
Winner 6. 6 February 2012 Colombia Cali, Colombia Clay Luxembourg Mandy Minella Romania Alexandra Cadanțu
Romania Raluca Olaru
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 6 August 2012 Italy Monteroni D'Arbia, Italy Clay Italy Alice Balducci Italy Federica Di Sarra
Italy Anastasia Grymalska
6–4, 5–7, [10–7]

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A Q1 1R 2R A A Q2 1R 2R 2–4
French Open A 3R 3R A A A Q1 1R 1R 4–4
Wimbledon A 1R A Q2 A A 1R 4R 1R 3–4
US Open Q3 2R 1R A A 1R Q1 3R 3–4
Win–Loss 0–0 3–3 2–3 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 5–4 1–3 12–16

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2013 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R 0–2
French Open 1R 0–1
Wimbledon 0–0
US Open 1R 1R 1R 0–3
Win–Loss 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–6

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