Bacsinszky in 2008
|Full name||Timea Bacsinszky|
8 June 1989 |
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Turned pro||October 2004|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career titles||1 WTA, 12 ITF|
|Highest ranking||37 (7 June 2010)|
|Current ranking||48 (27 October 2014)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2008)|
|French Open||2R (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014)|
|Wimbledon||2R (2008, 2009, 2014)|
|US Open||3R (2008)|
|Olympic Games||1R (2008)|
|Career titles||4 WTA, 14 ITF|
|Highest ranking||36 (31 January 2011)|
|Current ranking||140 (27 October 2014)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2010, 2011)|
|French Open||2R (2008)|
|US Open||3R (2010)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|US Open||1R (2010)|
|Last updated on: 27 October 2014.|
Bacsinszky has won one 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 7 June 2010, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 37. On 31 January 2011, she peaked at world number 36 in the doubles rankings.
Bacsinszky's father, Igor, is a Jewish tennis coach from Romania, her mother a dentist from Hungary. She has one brother, Daniel (music teacher), and two sisters, Sophie (musician and student) and Melinda. Bacsinszky began playing tennis aged 3.
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 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.
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.
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.
|Winner||1.||19 October 2009||Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg||Hard (i)||Sabine Lisicki||6–2, 7–5|
|Runner-up||1.||19 July 2010||Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria||Clay||Julia Görges||1–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||1.||12 April 2010||Barcelona Ladies Open, Barcelona, Spain||Clay||Tathiana Garbin|| Sara Errani
|1–6, 6–3, [2–10]|
|Winner||1.||5 July 2010||Budapest Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary||Clay||Tathiana Garbin|| Sorana Cîrstea
Anabel Medina Garrigues
|Winner||2.||12 July 2010||Prague Open, Prague, Czech Republic||Clay||Tathiana Garbin|| Monica Niculescu
|Runner-up||2.||19 July 2010||Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria||Clay||Tathiana Garbin|| Lucie Hradecká
Anabel Medina Garrigues
|7–6(7–2), 1–6, [5–10]|
|Winner||3.||18 October 2010||Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg||Hard (i)||Tathiana Garbin|| Iveta Benešová
|Winner||4.||13 October 2014||Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg||Hard (i)||Kristina Barrois|| Lucie Hradecká
|3–6, 6–4, [10–4]|
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