Arvidsson at the 2013 US Open
|Full name||Lena Sofia Alexandra Arvidsson|
16 February 1984 |
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career titles||2 WTA, 18 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 29 (1 May 2006)|
|Current ranking||No. 100 (26 August 2013)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2006)|
|French Open||2R (2005, 2006, 2012)|
|US Open||2R (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013)|
|Career titles||1 WTA, 13 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 67 (12 September 2011)|
|Current ranking||No. 220 (26 August 2013)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2007, 2009, 2011)|
|French Open||2R (2006, 2011)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)|
|US Open||2R (2011)|
|Last updated on: 26 August 2013.|
Lena Sofia Alexandra Arvidsson (born 16 February 1984) is a Swedish tennis player.
Arvidsson has won two singles and one doubles title on the WTA tour, as well as 18 singles and 13 doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 1 May 2006, she reached her best singles ranking of World No. 29. On 12 September 2011, she peaked at World No. 67 in the doubles rankings.
Arvidsson began playing tennis at the age of 8.
- 1 Career
- 2 WTA career finals
- 3 Grand Slam performance timeline
- 4 ITF finals
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Arvidsson combined the ITF Junior circuit and ITF Women's Circuit into her schedule and in 1999 made the semi finals of a $10,000 women's event in Båstad, Sweden. In 2000 she made the finals of Nasbypark $10,000 and made her first appearances in the Fed Cup.
Arvidsson was recognised for her talent when she made the finals of the junior Australian Open in 2001, losing to Jelena Janković. But her breakthrough came in the same year when she took the titles in Sunderland and Stockholm (both ITF $10,000 tournaments). Sofia then won her third ITF title in Buchen, Germany. Arvidsson stepped up her tournament game as she played qualifying at a $50,000 event in Dinan, where she qualified and defeated the world number 146 in the main draw.
In May 2002, Arvidsson reached her first $25,000 final, as a qualifier, eventually losing to Barbora Strýcová. In the same year, Arvidsson lifted the Bastas $25,000 trophy in her home country beating fellow Swede Maria Wolfbrandt in the final. Her ranking was now high enough to compete at Grand Slam level in qualifying. Her debut came at the 2002 US Open as a qualifier, Arvidsson made the final round of qualifying, losing to Brie Rippner. Arvidsson made two more ITF finals in 2002, winning in Southampton ($25,000) and losing in the final in Prague, which was her final event of the year.
Arvidsson's ranking was now 147 and began the year in WTA events mainly in qualifying. Arvidsson failed to qualify in Hobart and the Australian Open. She took a step down and played the $50,000 event in Ortiesi, making the final before losing to Mara Santangelo.
After the beginning of 2003, Arvidsson lost in the opening qualifying rounds of the French Open and Wimbledon. She won her first Grand Slam match at the US Open, beating Olga Blahotová. Two weeks later, Arvidsson took the $25,000 Glasgow crown and lost in the final of another $25,000 challenger in Jersey. Sofia played a WTA event in Luxembourg again as a qualifier, making the second round before losing to Maria Sharapova. This was Arvidsson's best tournament as it was the first time she had won a WTA main draw match. She then played the WTA Event in Quebec City where she qualified again and made the second round of the main draw.
Arvidsson made the quarterfinals in Tokyo, Kolkata and Stockholm in 2005 before reaching her first WTA final in Quebec City, losing to Amy Frazier.
Arvidsson began 2006 at the Hopman Cup alongside Thomas Johansson, beating the eventual winners in the group stages (USA). Arvidsson then posted her best Grand Slam result at the Australian Open beating Dinara Safina in round two before losing to Anastasia Myskina. Arvidsson won her first WTA title in Memphis, Tennessee, beating Marta Domachowska in the final.
This slump continued in early 2007, before Arvidsson won a Swedish Tour Event (Volkswagen Cup) beating Johanna Larsson. This gave her much needed confidence and with that she won the doubles and singles at the $50,000 event in St Paul. Then she returned as the defending champion in Memphis, beating Ekaterina Bychkova and Nicole Pratt on the way to a quarterfinal appearance against Meilen Tu, but lost. Arvidsson lost in the opening round of the Las Vegas $75,000 and Indian Wells to Michaëlla Krajicek. Then Sofia qualified for Miami losing in three sets to Olga Puchkova. On Clay in Estoril, Portugal, Arvidsson made the quarterfinals, losing to Gréta Arn in straight sets. At the end of the 2007 season Arvidsson hit back, taking the $25,000 Nantes title in doubles, the $25,000 Glasgow doubles title and also the championship in singles at the $50,000 event in Toue Les Jours and the $25,000 event in Glasgow.
Arvidsson started her 2008 season in Auckland at the ASB Classic beating Ahsha Rolle in the first round before a straight sets loss to top seed Vera Zvonareva. Arvidsson then moved to Sydney, gaining three straight set wins in qualifying by defeating Galina Voskoboeva, Stéphanie Dubois, Tzipora Obziler and in the main draw beat Elena Dementieva, before finally bowing out against Kaia Kanepi in the second round of the main draw. In her first Grand Slam of the year, Arvidsson made the second round, beating number 10 seed Marion Bartoli, before losing to Marta Domachowska. Arvidsson recorded another win in the Fed Cup, beating Patty Schnyder in three sets. She then reached the quarterfinals of the Tier II Proximus Diamond Games, eliminating Meilen Tu, and second seed and world number 6 Anna Chakvetadze in straight sets. She eventually lost to Li Na in a high quality match. Arvidsson reached her second back to back quarterfinal in Memphis, after two three-set wins over Séverine Brémond and Stéphanie Dubois before falling to Shahar Pe'er in a tight three-setter. In the same tournament, Arvidsson recorded her best career WTA doubles result reaching the semifinals partnering Melinda Czink. Arvidsson won her 14th ITF circuit singles title in Zagreb, her biggest career title on the surface of clay. A knee injury at Wimbledon halted her season, Arvidsson returned for the Olympics (R2) and a first round exit at Forest Hills. Arvidsson made the second round of the US Open and came close to beating Jelena Janković in a dramatic three set match. Arvidsson ended the year playing Swedish team tennis for Helsingsborg, her team including Johanna Larsson were the champions remaining undefeated throughout the campaign.
Arvidsson started the year playing three tournaments in Australia, Brisbane, Sydney and the Australian Open. Arvidsson lost in the first round in all three of these events. Arvidsson was included in the Swedish Fed Cup team alongside Johanna Larsson, Sandra Roma and Ellen Allgurin. Sofia posted a 2–2 singles win-loss record and a 2–1 win-loss in doubles. Arvidsson then headed to the United States. Illness was a factor in Arvidsson's lack of results, as she lost in the first round in all three tournaments, Memphis, Indian Wells and Miami. Arvidsson recorded her first official win of 2009 on the ITF circuit in Torhout, beating Kristina Barrois. Arvidsson recorded her second win of the season in Zagreb, though she lost in the second round. Four back-to-back losses followed, including losses in both the French Open and Wimbledon qualifying. At a $25,000 event in Kristinehamn, Arvidsson reached the semifinals as the top seed. Arvidsson and Sandra Roma also made the doubles final. Arvidsson won her 16th career singles title in Saguenay, Canada, and her 11th doubles title at the same event. Arvidsson then posted a semifinal finish in Barnstaple losing to Johanna Larsson, two finals followed in which Arvidsson played Jelena Dokić in both, with Arvidsson taking the Joué-lès-Tours title and Dokić beating her to claim the title in Poitiers.
Arvidsson began 2010 in Auckland qualifying, she was beaten in the opening round by Julia Schruff. Next was the Australian Open qualifying, where Arvidsson qualified after three tough wins (including saving a match point against Marta Domachowska). In the main draw Arvidsson beat Jarmila Groth before losing to Daniela Hantuchová. Arvidsson was once again selected to play Fed Cup for Sweden. Her singles success was mixed, losing to Wozniacki and Sevastova, but beating Anikó Kapros and Sybille Bammer convincingly. Arvidsson then made the quarterfinals at the $100,000 ITF tournament in Midland, losing to top seed Lucie Hradecká. As a qualifier and the 2006 champion, Arvidsson reached the finals of the Cellular South Cup in Memphis. She defeated number 2 seed Melanie Oudin in the quarterfinals and Anne Keothavong in the semifinals to reach the final. She ran out of gas and fell in an hour to Maria Sharapova in the final. Arvidsson made two second round finishes at the US clay tournaments of Ponte Vedra Beach and Charleston. Arvidsson was involved in Sweden's Fed Cup World Group II playoff against China, where she beat Shaui Zhang but lost to Shuai Peng, Sweden, however, won the tie. Arvidsson made the finals at two ITF tournaments, in Ystad she was the tournament winner, and in a bigger tournament in The Bronx Arvidsson was runner up to Anna Chakvetadze. Arvidsson had mixed success on the WTA tour, but did however reach two further quarterfinals in the year in Strasbourg and in Memphis.
Her best performance of the year was a semifinal in the WTA Swedish Open on clay, losing to compatriot Johanna Larsson.
During her Fed Cup team competition in February in Eilat she won three straight singles matches and continued to play well in her favorite WTA tournament in Memphis, where she won the title against New Zealand player Erakovic. She participated in the Olympic Games, losing in the first round. Arvidsson reached the quarterfinals of the Sony Swedish Open in Båstad, losing to Mona Barthel.
WTA career finals
|Runner-up||1.||6 November 2005||Bell Challenge, Quebec City, Canada||Hard (i)||Amy Frazier||6–1, 7–5|
|Winner||1.||25 February 2006||U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, Memphis, United States||Hard (i)||Marta Domachowska||6–2, 2–6, 6–3|
|Runner-up||2.||20 June 2010||U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, Memphis, United States||Hard (i)||Maria Sharapova||6–2, 6–1|
|Winner||2.||25 February 2012||U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, Memphis, United States||Hard (i)||Marina Erakovic||6–3, 6–4|
|Winner||1.||19 September 2010||Bell Challenge, Quebec City, Canada||Hard (i)||Johanna Larsson|| Bethanie Mattek-Sands
|6–1, 2–6, [10–6]|
|Runner-up||1.||15 April 2012||e-Boks Open, Copenhagen, Denmark||Hard||Kaia Kanepi|| Kimiko Date-Krumm
|2–6, 6–4, [5–10]|
|Runner-up||2.||23 February 2013||U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, Memphis, United States||Hard (i)||Johanna Larsson|| Kristina Mladenovic
Grand Slam performance timeline
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Year end ranking||167||113||176||67||63||102||64||124||52||78||41|
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|1.||30 September 2001||$10,000 Sunderland, United Kingdom||Hard (i)||Olivia Sanchez||6–3, 2–6, 6–0|
|2.||4 November 2001||$10,000 Stockholm, Sweden||Hard (i)||Susi Bensch||6–1, 6–2|
|3.||3 March 2002||$10,000 Sunderland, United Kingdom||Carpet||Syna Schmidle||7–6, 3–5 ret.|
|4.||30 June 2002||$25,000 Båstad, Sweden||Clay||Maria Wolfbrant||7–5, 6–4|
|5.||20 October 2002||$25,000 Southampton, United Kingdom||Hard (i)||Olga Barabanschikova||6–2, 1–6, 6–4|
|6.||28 September 2003||$25,000 Glasgow, United Kingdom||Hard||Tessy van de Ven||3–6, 6–4 6–4|
|7.||16 November 2003||$50,000 Eugene, United States||Hard||Tara Snyder||6–4, 6–4|
|8.||30 November 2003||$50,000 Prague, Czech Republic||Carpet||Virginie Pichet||6–1, 6–2|
|9.||6 February 2005||$25,000 Sunderland, United Kingdom||Hard (i)||Irina Bulykina||6–1, 6–1|
|10.||13 February 2007||$50,000 St. Paul, United States||Hard (i)||Olga Govortsova||2–6, 6–1, 6–4|
|11.||2 July 2007||$25,000 Båstad, Sweden||Clay||Liana Ungur||6–7, 6–2, 6–0|
|12.||8 October 2007||$50,000 Joué-lès-Tours, France||Hard (i)||Kristina Barrois||6–3, 6–2|
|13.||15 October 2007||$25,000 Glasgow, United Kingdom||Hard (i)||Katie O'Brien||6–3 6–1|
|14.||5 May 2008||$75,000 Zagreb, Croatia||Clay||Severine Bremond||7–6, 6–2|
|15.||21 September 2009||$50,000 Saguenay, Canada||Hard (i)||Severine Bremond||5–7, 6–4, 7–6|
|16.||12 October 2009||$50,000 Joué-lès-Tours, France||Hard (i)||Jelena Dokić||6–2, 7–6|
|17.||28 June 2010||$25,000 Båstad, Sweden||Clay||Valeria Savinykh||6–3, 6–1|
|18.||25 October 2010||$100,000 Poitiers, France||Hard (i)||Pauline Parmentier||6–2, 7–6|
Singles runners-up (10)
|1.||12 May 2002||$25,000 Edinburgh, United Kingdom||Clay||Barbora Strýcová||4–6, 6–4, 7–6|
|2.||1 December 2002||$25,000 Průhonice, Czech Republic||Clay||Anna Zaporozhanova||4–6, 6–4, 6–4|
|3.||2 February 2002||$50,000 Urtijëi, Italy||Carpet||Mara Santangelo||2–6, 6–2, 6–2|
|4.||12 October 2003||$25,000 Jersey, United Kingdom||Hard (i)||Sybille Bammer||7–6, 6–2|
|5.||14 November 2004||$50,000 Pittsburgh, United States||Hard (i)||Shenay Perry||6–2, 6–1|
|6.||15 May 2005||$10,000 Falkenberg, Sweden||Clay||Johanna Larsson||6–1, 6–3|
|7.||23 November 2008||$100,000 Odense, Denmark||Hard (i)||Caroline Wozniacki||6–2, 6–1|
|8.||1 November 2009||$100,000 Poitiers, France||Hard (i)||Jelena Dokić||6–4, 6–4|
|9.||29 August 2010||$100,000 Bronx, United States||Hard (i)||Anna Chakvetadze||4–6, 6–2, 6–2|
|10.||23 October 2011||$50,000 Limoges, France||Hard (i)||Sorana Cîrstea||6–2, 6–2|
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