Timea Bacsinszky

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Timea Bacsinszky
Timea Bacsinszky 2008 (1).jpg
Bacsinszky in 2008
Full name Timea Bacsinszky
Country   Switzerland
Residence Belmont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland
Born (1989-06-08) 8 June 1989 (age 25)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro October 2004
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,990,845
Singles
Career record 322–169 (65.58%)
Career titles 3 WTA, 12 ITF
Highest ranking 21 (27 April 2015)
Current ranking 21 (27 April 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2015)
French Open 2R (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014)
Wimbledon 2R (2008, 2009, 2014)
US Open 3R (2008)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (2008)
Doubles
Career record 136–77
Career titles 4 WTA, 14 ITF
Highest ranking 36 (31 January 2011)
Current ranking 147 (23 March 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2010, 2011)
French Open 2R (2008)
Wimbledon 2R (2010)
US Open 3R (2010)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2010)
US Open 1R (2010)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 23–16
Last updated on: 23 March 2015.

Timea Bacsinszky (born 8 June 1989 in Lausanne) is a Swiss professional tennis player.

Bacsinszky has won three singles and four doubles titles on the WTA tour, as well as 12 singles and 14 doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On 23 March 2015, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 23. On 31 January 2011, she peaked at world number 36 in the doubles rankings.

Playing for Switzerland at the Fed Cup, Bacsinszky has a win–loss record of 23–16.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Bacsinszky, who first picked up a racket at age 3, was pushed hard to succeed in youth tennis by her father Igor, a tennis coach from Romania of Jewish origins.[2] She has stated that she resented him for this and remains estranged from him, even though she still developed a passion for competitive tennis. Her mother, Suzanne, is a dentist from Hungary.[3] She has one brother, Daniel (music teacher), and two sisters, Sophie (musician and student) and Melinda.[3] Her parents divorced some time ago.

Career[edit]

2004–10[edit]

During Bacsinszky's junior career, she reached the semifinals of the 2004 Australian Open, losing to Shahar Pe'er, the 2004 French Open, losing to Mădălina Gojnea, and the 2005 Australian Open, losing to Hungarian Ágnes Szávay.

Her breakthrough professional tournament was the 2006 Zurich Open, qualifying and then defeating former Grand Slam champion Anastasia Myskina and Italian Francesca Schiavone. Her fairytale run was ended by former world no. 1 Maria Sharapova.

Bacsinszky, however, did not enjoy as much success after the quarterfinal appearance in Zürich, winning only two WTA Tour matches, against Olga Savchuk in Fes and Zheng Jie at the 2007 French Open.

Bacsinszky had an excellent start to 2008 by reaching the semifinals of the Tier II Proximus Diamond Games in Antwerp, Belgium, where she won three qualifying matches before beating several players in the main draw, including third seed Daniela Hantuchová in a retirement, and then won the first set against world no. 1 Justine Henin, before losing the next two.

In 2009, she won her first WTA Tour singles title over Sabine Lisicki in straight sets at the Luxembourg Open.

Bacsinszky had a good run at the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open, where she gained direct entry, ranked no. 54 in the world. In the first round, she beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands, and in the second round gained the biggest win of her career by defeating eighth seed and world no. 11 Li Na. She faced Polona Hercog in the third round, but lost to Yanina Wickmayer in the fourth round.

2011–12[edit]

In March and April 2011, after the Sony Ericsson Open and the Fed Cup, Bacsinszky suffered a serious foot injury, which required surgery and took her out of action for ten months.[4]

She made a return at the Fed Cup in February 2012, where she lost her play-off match to Samantha Stosur. She then used her protected ranking to enter the WTA International tournament in Acapulco, Mexico, where she was beaten by Irina-Camelia Begu in the first round.

She flew to Indian Wells where she again used her protected ranking to enter. She defeated Anne Keothavong, before retiring in her secound-round match with Svetlana Kuznetsova due to a forearm injury. She also lost early in her next two tournaments in Fes and Rome.

In June, she reached the semifinal of an ITF $25,000 tournament in Lenzerheide, where she was overpowered by Chiara Scholl. In July, she won her first title since her return at the $15,000 ITF event in Rovereto, Italy, defeating Anne Schäfer in the final.

Bacsinszky announced that she would not compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics for personal reasons, even though she could have used her special ranking to be directly accepted into the women's singles event. She was replaced by Austria's Tamira Paszek.[5]

2014[edit]

At the 2014 Wuhan Open, Bacsinszky caused an upset when she defeated world No. 4 Maria Sharapova in the third round before losing to Caroline Wozniacki in the quarterfinals. Partnering Kristina Barrois, she claimed her fourth doubles title at the 2014 BGL Luxembourg Open.

2015[edit]

Bacsinszky commenced her season at the 2015 Shenzhen Open, upsetting No. 4 Petra Kvitova in the semifinal before losing to No. 3 Simona Halep in her third career WTA final. She went on to reach the third round of the 2015 Australian Open, losing to Garbine Muguruza. She then won back-to-back titles at the 2015 Abierto Mexicano Telcel and 2015 Monterrey Open, beating Caroline Garcia in both finals. As a result, she entered the world's top 30 for the first time in her career with a ranking of No. 26. She continued this good form at the Indian Wells Premier Mandatory event, defeating No. 8 Ekaterina Makarova en route to the quarterfinals before losing to No. 1 Serena Williams, thereby ending her win streak at a career-best 15 matches.[6]

WTA finals[edit]

Singles: 5 (3 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (3–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–1)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 25 October 2009 Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Hard (i) Germany Sabine Lisicki 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 1. 25 July 2010 Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria Clay Germany Julia Görges 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 10 January 2015 Shenzhen Open, Shenzhen, China Hard Romania Simona Halep 2–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 28 February 2015 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico Hard France Caroline Garcia 6–3, 6–0
Winner 3. 9 March 2015 Monterrey Open, Monterrey, Mexico Hard France Caroline Garcia 4–6, 6–2, 6–4

Doubles: 6 (4 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (4–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (2–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 17 April 2010 Barcelona Ladies Open, Barcelona, Spain Clay Italy Tathiana Garbin Italy Sara Errani
Italy Roberta Vinci
1–6, 6–3, [2–10]
Winner 1. 11 July 2010 Budapest Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary Clay Italy Tathiana Garbin Romania Sorana Cîrstea
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
6–3, 6–3
Winner 2. 18 July 2010 Prague Open, Prague, Czech Republic Clay Italy Tathiana Garbin Romania Monica Niculescu
Hungary Ágnes Szávay
7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 2. 25 July 2010 Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria Clay Italy Tathiana Garbin Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
7–6(7–2), 1–6, [5–10]
Winner 3. 24 October 2010 Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Hard (i) Italy Tathiana Garbin Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
6–4, 6–4
Winner 4. 19 October 2014 Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Hard (i) Germany Kristina Barrois 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 2013 2014 2015 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 A Q3 2R A 1R 1R A A A 3R 3–3
French Open A A 2R 2R 2R 2R A A Q1 2R 5–5
Wimbledon A A 1R 2R 2R 1R A A Q2 2R 3–5
US Open A A 1R 3R 2R 1R A 1R A 2R 4–6
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–3 5–4 3–3 1–4 0–1 0–1 0–0 3–3 2–1 15–19

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 2R 2R A A A 1R 2–3
French Open 2R A 1R A A A A 1–2
Wimbledon 1R A 2R A A A Q2 1–2
US Open 1R 1R 3R A A A 1R 2–4
Win–Loss 1–3 0–1 4–4 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 6–11

Wins over Top 10's per season[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
2008
1. Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová No. 8 Antwerp, Belgium Hard (i) Quarterfinals 6–2, 4–6, 4–1, retired
2010
2. Belarus Victoria Azarenka No. 10 Beijing, China Hard 2nd Round 4–6, 3–2, retired
2014
3. Russia Maria Sharapova No. 4 Wuhan, China Hard 3rd Round 7–6(7–3), 7–5
2015
4. Czech Republic Petra Kvitová No. 4 Shenzhen, China Hard Semifinals 6–4, 6–4
5. Russia Ekaterina Makarova No. 8 Indian Wells, United States Hard 3rd Round 3–6, 7–5, 6–4
6. Poland Agnieszka Radwańska No. 9 Fed Cup, Zielona Góra, Poland Hard (i) RR (WG PO) 6–1, 6–1

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