Kristina Barrois

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Kristina Barrois
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Full name Kristina Barrois
Country  Germany
Born (1981-09-30) 30 September 1981 (age 33)
Ottweiler, West Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 2005
Retired October 2014
Plays Right-handed (single-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,082,117
Singles
Career record 349–244
Career titles 15 ITF
Highest ranking 57 (9 May 2011)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2010, 2011)
French Open 2R (2009)
Wimbledon 2R (2010)
US Open 2R (2009)
Doubles
Career record 200–139
Career titles 1 WTA, 16 ITF
Highest ranking 55 (20 February 2012)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2009, 2011, 2012)
French Open 2R (2011, 2014)
Wimbledon QF (2009)
US Open 2R (2011)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 0–3

Kristina Barrois (born 30 September 1981 in Ottweiler) is a retired German tennis player.

Barrois won 15 singles and 16 doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 9 May 2011, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 57. On 20 February 2012, she peaked at world number 55 in the doubles rankings.

Early life[edit]

Barrois began playing tennis at the age of 9 in 1991 when she took the sport up herself and began to play at a tennis club. She completed her training as a government inspector at the Saarland Ministry of Justice before turning professional in 2005.

Career[edit]

Barrois was trained by Patrick Schmidt, but is now trained by Andreas Spaniol, and her stamina-trainer is the footballer Bernd Franke.

She played in the German Fed Cup team in 2006, losing her singles match to Li Na, and also losing her doubles match. In the same year, she won the German Tennis Championship. She also qualified for the main draws of the Wimbledon Championships and the US Open. At Wimbledon, she lost to Shenay Perry. At the US Open, she lost to the world number one Amélie Mauresmo.

On 14 December 2008, she won her second German Tennis Championship against the unseeded Lydia Steinbach.

In 2009 she started off well as she qualified for Auckland but lost to up-and-coming Russian teenager Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. She then fell in the qualifying round of the Hobart event to British player Melanie South. She also reached the first round of the Australian Open, where she pushed the number-four seeded Russian, Elena Dementieva, but eventually lost in three sets. In February she reached the second round in Memphis, but fell short against former world number 30 Michaëlla Krajicek. In March, she played an ITF event where she lost in the quarterfinals to British player Katie O'Brien. She did extremely well at the premier mandatory event in Indian Wells, where she beat French star Alizé Cornet in the second round. She lost, however, to Hungarian Ágnes Szávay in the next round. She reached the second round of the French Open, where Victoria Azarenka beat her and the US Open, where she lost to Dinara Safina.

In 2010, she reached the second round on the Australian Open, losing to Samantha Stosur. She qualified for her first ever final in a WTA tournament, the Internationaux de Strasbourg,[1] which Maria Sharapova won in straight sets.[2] She reached the second round of Wimbledon, being knocked out by Justine Henin.

In 2011, she reached the second round of the Australian Open, this time losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

After losing to Lucie Hradecká at the Luxembourg Open in October 2014, Barrois announced her retirement from professional tennis.[3]

WTA finals[edit]

Singles (0–2)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 22 May 2010 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay Russia Maria Sharapova 5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 30 April 2011 Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal Clay Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues 1–6, 2–6

Doubles (1–3)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–1)
International (1–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 24 April 2011 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Stuttgart, Germany Clay (i) Germany Jasmin Wöhr Germany Sabine Lisicki
Australia Samantha Stosur
1–6, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 2. 21 July 2013 Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria Clay Greece Eleni Daniilidou Austria Sandra Klemenschits
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 20 October 2013 Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Hard (i) France Laura Thorpe Liechtenstein Stephanie Vogt
Belgium Yanina Wickmayer
6–7(2–7), 4–6
Winner 1. 18 October 2014 Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Hard (i) Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
3-6, 6-4, [10-4]

Grand Slam performance timeline[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A LQ LQ A 1R 2R 2R 1R 2–4
French Open A LQ A LQ 2R 1R 1R LQ 1–3
Wimbledon A 1R LQ LQ 1R 2R 1R 1–4
US Open LQ 1R A LQ 2R 1R 1R 1–4
Win–Loss 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 2–4 2–4 1–4 0–1 5–15

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 2R 1R 0–3
French Open 1R 1R 2R 1R 1–4
Wimbledon QF 3R 2R 6–3
US Open 1R 1R 2R 1–3
Win–Loss 3–4 2–4 4–4 0–2 9–14

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sport.be/fr/tennis/article.html?Article_ID=443166
  2. ^ Datla, Anand (23 May 2010). "Sharapova crowned Queen of Strasbourg, Dulgheru rules Warsaw". The Sports Campus. Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Hobgarski weiter, Barrois beendet Karriere". Saarländischer Rundfunk (in German). 12 October 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 

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