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Alizé Cornet
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Cornet at the 2016 US Open
Country (sports)  France
Residence Nice, France
Born (1990-01-22) 22 January 1990 (age 27)
Nice, France
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro 2006
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money USD$ 5,214,371
Career record 364–284 (56.17%)
Career titles 5 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 11 (16 February 2009)
Current ranking No. 44 (30 January 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2009)
French Open 4R (2015)
Wimbledon 4R (2014)
US Open 3R (2007, 2008, 2013, 2014)
Career record 88–115
Career titles 3 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 59 (7 March 2011)
Current ranking No. 151 (30 January 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2014)
French Open 2R (2008)
Wimbledon 2R (2013)
US Open 1R (2008, 2012)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 6–16
Hopman Cup W (2014)
Last updated on: 30 January 2017.

Alizé Cornet (French pronunciation: ​[\kɔʁ.nɛ]; born 22 January 1990) is a French professional tennis player.

Cornet has won five singles and three doubles titles on the WTA tour in her career, as well as three singles and three doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 16 February 2009, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 11. On 7 March 2011, she peaked at world number 59 in the doubles rankings.

In 2014, Cornet became known for defeating world number 1 and 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams on three occasions. At the Dubai Tennis Championships, she recorded a straight-sets win over Williams in the semifinals, which resulted in Cornet's accession to her biggest final in almost six years. In July at the Wimbledon Championships, she came from a set down to beat Williams in the third round, handing the American her earliest exit at the tournament since 2005. She recorded victory once more at the inaugural Wuhan Open, moving past Williams, via a retirement, and eventually made the quarterfinals.

Cornet also has an extensive juniors record, reaching a career-high of world number 8. In addition, she also won her sole Grand Slam title as a junior at the 2007 French Open.[1] Like several other tennis professionals, Cornet's playing style includes grunting.



She made her Grand Slam debut at the French Open in 2005 and made it to the second round, where she lost to Amélie Mauresmo. In 2006, she reached the second round again by beating Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain in the first round. She could not repeat this performance in 2007, as she lost in the first round to Venus Williams. Cornet was defeated in the Wimbledon 2007 qualifying event by Olga Govortsova, but made it to the main draw as a lucky loser when Li Na withdrew. Cornet reached the second round before being defeated by the experienced Ai Sugiyama in three sets. Also in 2007, she won a $50000 ITF tournament in Dnipropetrovsk, beating Stefanie Vögele in the final. In the 2007 US Open, Cornet lost to Jelena Janković in the third round.


Cornet reached the second round of the Australian Open where she lost to ninth seed Daniela Hantuchová. Over the following months, Cornet experienced a great level of success on the main tour, particularly on clay, reaching the final in Acapulco and the semi-finals in Amelia Island and Charleston (a Tier I event). Cornet entered the 2008 Rome Masters and beat Vera Dushevina in the first round, Francesca Schiavone in the second, world number 3 Svetlana Kuznetsova in the third, and then received a walkover from an injured Serena Williams to get into the semi-finals. Here she defeated Anna Chakvetadze, to reach her first Tier I final. However here she lost to Jelena Janković in two sets.

Due to her great run at Rome, she rose to number 20 in the world and was seeded 19th for her home Slam, the French Open. She defeated Julia Vakulenko in the first round after a stylish display. She then beat clay specialist Gisela Dulko in the second round but lost to 14th seed Agnieszka Radwańska in the third round.

Cornet at the French Open in 2008

She suffered a poor grass season, making first round exits at Eastbourne (to Amélie Mauresmo) and at Wimbledon, to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

She won her first WTA title at Budapest. Cornet was seeded second and received a bye into the second round. Here she defeated Magdaléna Rybáriková, and followed it up with a straight sets win over Anna-Lena Grönefeld in the quarters. In the semifinal she defeated Gréta Arn, to make her third final of the year, which she won in two sets against Andreja Klepač. She capped it off by winning the doubles with Janette Husárová at the same tournament.

At Austria, she was seeded second. However, whilst 6–2, 2–1 up, she suffered an injury and retired when trailing 3–2 in the final set.

She then competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, seeded 15th. She defeated Nicole Vaidišová in the first round, Peng Shuai, in the second, before falling to Serena Williams in three sets. In New Haven, she was seeded 7th and again beat Nicole Vaidišová in the first round 6–3, 7–6. Cornet followed it up by beating Katarina Srebotnik, and a win over second seeded Daniela Hantuchová in the quarterfinal. However, she lost in the semis to eventual champion Caroline Wozniacki.

At the US Open, she was seeded 16th, and reached the third round with a win over Camille Pin, 7–5, 6–0 and Bethanie Mattek-Sands 7–6, 6–1 however losing 4–6 5–7 to Anna-Lena Grönefeld in the third.


Cornet played at the Hopman Cup, and placed third in her group, partnering Gilles Simon. She defeated Su-Wei Hsieh of Chinese Taipei and Italian Flavia Pennetta. She then lost to Russia's Dinara Safina, 6–3, 6–2.

Cornet began the season at the Medibank International where she defeated 7th seed Nadia Petrova and Alisa Kleybanova before losing to second seed and eventual finalist Dinara Safina in the quarterfinals 6–3, 6–4. Cornet entered the Australian Open as the fifteenth seed, easily winning her two matches. In the third round, she dropped a set against Daniela Hantuchová, but advanced regardless. In the fourth round, she held two match points against Dinara Safina, but was eventually ousted in three sets. This was her third loss to the Russian already that year.

Cornet then took part in the Open GDF Suez in Paris. Seeded fifth, she defeated Latvian qualifier Anastasija Sevastova in the first round and went on to again defeat Hantuchová in three tight sets in the second round. She was then defeated by the number 2 seed Jelena Janković in the quarterfinal.

Despite having an impressive first month of the year, Cornet's results began to slide. She lost her two matches to Francesca Schiavone and Flavia Pennetta in the Fed Cup, playing for France. Her best result in her next seven tournaments were third round showings in Dubai and Miami. She would lose another two matches in the Fed Cup Play-offs, to Daniela Hantuchová and Dominika Cibulková.

Cornet fell in the early rounds in both the French Open and Wimbledon, continuing a dismal 2009 tennis season.

Cornet was then defeated in the early rounds in Budapest and Palermo. After months of early losses, Cornet had a promising showing in Bad Gastein, advancing to the semifinals before losing to Ioana Raluca Olaru, a match in which Cornet had a 5–4 lead and serve for closing the match in the second set.


Cornet, began her year at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand, losing to Francesca Schiavone in the quarterfinals. She then suffered an early loss to Alona Bondarenko in Hobart. At the Australian Open, she again lost to Schiavone in the opening round. Over the next two months, poor results continued for the Frenchwoman. During this period, her most notable tournament was in Monterrey, Mexico, where she reached the quarterfinals.

During the European clay court season, Cornet, as a qualifier in the Barcelona Ladies Open in Spain, lost to Timea Bacsinszky in the first round. Cornet reached her first semifinal of the season in Fes, Morocco, losing to Iveta Benešová. She had previously not dropped a set in her previous three matches at the tournament. At the Estoril Open in Portugal, home favourite Michelle Larcher de Brito beat Cornet in the first round. As a qualifier in the Madrid Open she lost again to Schiavone for the fourth time that year. Cornet won her first tournament of the year in doubles at the Internationaux de Strasbourg, playing doubles with Vania King. Cornet would lose to King in singles. At Roland Garros, 29th seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova defeated her in the first round 6–4, 6–2. Soon after, Cornet posted her worst result of the year at an ITF event in Marseille, France, losing to 412th-ranked Caroline Garcia in three sets.

At Wimbledon, she lost in the first round to Ioana Raluca Olaru.

She then played in clay in the 2010 GDF Suez Grand Prix upsetting Timea Bacsinszky before losing to eventual champion Ágnes Szávay in the quarters 6–3, 6–1. At the 2010 ECM Prague Open she fell to Patty Schnyder in the second round. Cornet reach her second semifinal of the year in Bad Gastein with a win over top seed and defending champion Andrea Petkovic 6–2, 7–5, where she lost to Julia Görges. At the US Open, she fell in the first round to 31st seeded Estonian Kaia Kanepi in three sets. It was bad year for Alize as she lost in the opening round at all four Grand Slam.


Cornet's first tournament was the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand. She defeated Sandra Záhlavová 3–6 7–5 6–0 in the first round, before being swept aside by German Julia Görges 6–2 6–4. Next, she headed to Melbourne for the Australian Open. She defeated Coco Vandeweghe and twenty sixth seed María José Martínez Sánchez in straight sets en route to the third round, where she was defeated by eventual champion Kim Clijsters 7–6 6–3.

Cornet then headed to Moscow for the Quarterfinals of the Fed Cup against Russia. She defeated two time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 3–6 6–3 6–4 for her biggest win in nearly a year and one of the biggest of her career. However, she lost her second singles match to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 3–6 6–3 6–2. In doubles, partnering Julie Coin, she lost to Pavlyuchenkova and Kuznetsova in straight sets.

The Open GDF Suez in Paris was Cornet's next destination. As the home favorite, her fans were greatly upset when she was sent crashing out to Sofia Arvidsson in the first round. Her bad run continued when she lost in the second round of the Monterrey Open to Anastasija Sevastova. But then, her form improved when she headed to Indian Wells for the BNP Paribas Open. In the first round of qualifications she defeated Chinese Han Xinyun, followed by another win over Vesna Dolonts. In the first round of the main draw, she had a decisive two-sets victory over former top ten player Patty Schnyder, and backed it up by winning a tough match against 2010 Wimbledon semifinalist Tsvetana Pironkova in three sets, to advance to the third round, where she was sent crashing out of the tournament by fifth seed Francesca Schiavone in two sets.

At the Sony Ericsson Open she fell in the first round to countrywoman Virginie Razzano. After this she played the Family Circle Cup, but again suffered an early elimination in the first round to Sofia Arvidsson for the second time that year. Seeded eighth at the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Cornet was beaten by former world number one Dinara Safina in the second round. Cornet's disastrous run continued when she lost in the first qualifying rounds of the Mutua Madrid Open and the Internazionali BNL d'Italia. She then defeated Sania Mirza in the first round of the Internationaux de Strasbourg, before falling to Nadia Petrova in three sets in the second. At Roland Garros, she defeated Renata Voráčová in the first round but was then crushed by qualifier Nuria Llagostera Vives in the second.

Cornet began her grass court season at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, losing in the first round to sixteenth seed Alla Kudryavtseva. After this she lost in the first round of qualifications at the Aegon International to home favorite Anne Keothavong. Following these losses she headed to London for the Wimbledon Championships, losing in the first round to Kateryna Bondarenko 7–5, 6–2. Cornet then reached the Quarterfinals of an ITF event in Italy, losing to Stefanie Vögele.

Cornet then lost in the first rounds of the Swedish Open and the Gastein Ladies to Caroline Wozniacki and Ksenia Pervak. She then headed to Cincinnati for the Western and Southern Financial Group Women's Open, losing in the first round of qualifying to Sofia Arvidsson.

At the Texas Tennis Open Cornet was defeated by Julia Görges in the first round. Then she proceeded to the US Open, the final Grand Slam of the year, where she saw better results than at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, by getting to the second round, where she lost to Roberta Vinci. Cornet then played two ITF events, reaching the second round of one and the Quarterfinals of the other. She then qualified for the Kremlin Cup, but lost in the first round to Svetlana Kuznetsova. Her final tournaments of the year were two ITF events in France, of which she reached one first round and one semifinal.


Cornet began her 2012 season at the ASB Classic, losing in the first round of qualifications to wildcard Claire Feuerstein. Her next tournament was the Apia International Sydney, where she was eliminated in the final round of qualifying by Chanelle Scheepers in straight sets. She also suffered an early first round loss at the Australian Open to Monica Niculescu. Cornet also played one Fed Cup singles match against Slovakia, losing to former world no. 5 Daniela Hantuchová in straight sets.

Cornet was then awarded a wildcard for the Open GDF Suez in Paris. Being the home favourite, her fans were greatly disappointed when she was knocked out of the tournament in the first round by eventual semifinalist Klára Zakopalová, 3–6, 1–6. Then, at the Monterrey Open, Cornet won her third match of the year against Tetiana Luzhanska, 6–4, 7–6 (7–3) in the first round, but was defeated by second seed Sara Errani, 2–6, 3–6, in the second. She then fell in the first round of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel to Alberta Brianti in three sets.

Cornet's poor run continued when she fell during the qualifications of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. She then reached the final of the 100K ITF The Bahamas Women's Open, where she lost to Aleksandra Wozniak. After this, she headed to Miami for the Sony Ericsson Open, for which she qualified, but she went out in the first round to Shahar Pe'er. Cornet reached the second round at Stuttgart after defeating Anna Chakvetadze before losing to Maria Sharapova. Cornet then reached the final at the 2012 Internationaux de Strasbourg where she lost to Francesca Schiavone. At the French Open, Cornet lost to Zheng Jie in the first round.

Cornet then won the Bad Gastein tournament, her second singles title, defeating Yanina Wickmayer in the final. At Wimbledon, Cornet lost in the second round to eventual quarterfinalist Tamira Paszek. At the Olympics, Cornet defeated Paszek in the first round before losing to Daniela Hantuchová. At the 2012 US Open, Cornet defeated wildcard Nicole Gibbs in the first round. In the following round, she lost to 5th seed Petra Kvitová. She reached the quarterfinals at Guangzhou, losing to Sorana Cîrstea in straight sets. Cornet then entered the Kremlin Cup, defeating Anastasia Rodionova in the first round, only to be beaten by Samantha Stosur in the second round.


Cornet at the 2013 BNP Paribas Open.

Cornet kicked off the 2013 season by playing in the Brisbane International Singles Tournament. She defeated Australian qualifier Bojana Bobusic in the first round by a score of 2–6, 6–3, 6–1. She drew World No. 3 Serena Williams in the second round, and was defeated in two sets. The next week, Cornet played in the Moorilla Hobart International, but was beaten in the first round by Chanelle Scheepers. In the first round of the Australian Open, Cornet defeated Marina Erakovic of New Zealand in a marathon match lasting three hours and 28 minutes. Cornet drew American Venus Williams in the second round, to whom she lost. Cornet also played in the doubles tournament, partnering with German player Mona Barthel. They were, however, defeated in the first round by Alexandra Panova and Galina Voskoboeva.

Following the Australian Open, Cornet's WTA ranking climbed six places to No. 35. Her next tournament was the Open GDF Suez in Paris, France. Cornet drew the Swedish No. 1 Sofia Arvidsson in the first round, and defeated her in three sets. However, Cornet lost in the second round to Lucie Šafářová. Cornet did not fare well in doubles either, as she and her partner Kristina Mladenovic were defeated in the first round by 2013 Australian Open doubles champions Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci.

Cornet kicked off her clay court season at the Copa Colsanitas tournament in Colombia where she was defeated in the second round defeat, Cornet improved upon this performance in her next tournament, the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, reaching the semifinals before being defeated by eventual champion Sara Errani. Next, she won the Internationaux de Strasbourg, defeating Lucie Hradecká in the final. She entered the 2013 French Open playing some of her best tennis of the year, and advanced to the third round before being defeated by third-seeded Victoria Azarenka. On 24 June, she achieved a season-high ranking of No. 31.

At Wimbledon, Cornet advanced to the third round, a personal best for the tournament, but suffered a disappointing defeat by Flavia Pennetta there after winning the first set 6–0 and having match point in the second. During the US Open series, Cornet reached the semifinals at the 2013 Citi Open where she lost to Andrea Petkovic. Then, she recorded two consecutive third round appearances at Toronto and 2013 Western & Southern Open where she lost to Sara Errani and Magdaléna Rybáriková respectively. At the final Grand Slam event of 2013, the US Open, Cornet was seeded 26th and reached the third, losing to Victoria Azarenka in three sets.

In September, Cornet played in Guangzhou as the 2nd seed. She lost to Yvonne Meusburger in quarterfinals. She then suffered two first round defeats at Tokyo and Beijing in the hands of Samantha Stosur and veteran Francesca Schiavone respectively. At the 2013 Kremlin Cup, Cornet defeated Elina Svitolina in round 1 before succumbing to Stosur again. Cornet's final tournament of 2013 was the 2013 Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions held in Sofia. She qualified for the first time as a result of winning the title in Strasbourg earlier and was the 7th seed. However, she lost in round robin stage, managing just 1 win over Maria Kirilenko via retirement. Her other two losses came in the hands of Simona Halep and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Cornet ended the year at no.27, her highest since 2008.


Cornet started the year ranked 26th. She teamed with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to win the Hopman Cup for Team France. She lost to Maria Sharapova in the 3rd round at the Australian Open. At the Dubai Duty-Free Championships, in what was the 4th match between them, Alize defeated world No.1 Serena Williams for the first time to reach the finals. However, also in a 4th match against the American, she lost in straight sets to world No.44 Venus Williams in the final. After Dubai, Cornet moved 3 places up the rankings, to No.23. She defeated Camila Giorgi in April to win the BNP Paribas Katowice Open in Poland, her 4th career title. She defeated Agnieszka Radwańska, the top seed en route to the final

Cornet then competed at the Mutua Madrid Open where she faced Svetlana Kuznetsova in the first round but lost in three sets. She defeated Kirsten Flipkens in the first round at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia but lost to Ana Ivanovic in the second round. Cornet was the defending champion at the 2014 Internationaux de Strasbourg but lost to Camila Giorgi in a tight three-setter in the 1st round. At the second Grand Slam of the year, the 2014 French Open, Cornet was seeded 20th, her highest seeding in more than 4 years. She defeated wildcard Ashleigh Barty easily in Round 1. She then faced American wildcard Taylor Townsend but lost in three roller coaster sets. Cornet dropped to the world no. 24 after the French Open.

Alize kicked off her grass court season by defeating Serbia's Bojana Jovanovski in the first round at the Aegon International in Eastbourne. She then faced 5th seeded Angelique Kerber but lost in three sets after winning the second set 6–1. Cornet was seeded 25th at Wimbledon and defeated WTA rising star Anna Schmiedlova 4–6, 6–4, 6–2 in the first round. In the second round, she defeated Czech Petra Cetkovská. In the third round, she faced Serena Williams and defeated her for the second time in a row. She played in the second week of a Grand Slam for the first time in five years, her first at Wimbledon. Alize lost to 13th seed Eugenie Bouchard in the fourth round.

Cornet was the top seed at the 2014 Swedish Open but suffered a shocking defeat to Estonian Anett Kontaveit in the first round. Her clay season saw her accumulating just 2 wins and 5 losses. Cornet then participated in Washington, D.C. where she was seeded 3rd. She once again suffered an opening round exit to rising American Shelby Rogers. At the 2014 Rogers Cup, Alize defeated American Lauren Davis in the first round. In the second round, she faced the 8th seed Victoria Azarenka and lost in three sets. The following week at Cincinnati, Cornet lost to young American Madison Keys in the first round. She was the 22nd seed at the US Open and defeated fellow countrywoman Amandine Hesse and Slovak Daniela Hantuchová in her first two matches before succumbing to Lucie Šafářová.

In September, Cornet travelled to Guangzhou for the 2014 Guangzhou International Women's Open. She was seeded 2nd and was the sole seed to advance past the first round. Cornet reached the final after defeating the likes of Yulia Putintseva, former champion Shahar Pe'er, Hsieh Su-wei and Timea Bacsinszky before falling to Romanian Monica Niculescu in straight sets. Cornet competed in the Wuhan. She defeated Romina Oprandi in round 1 before recording her third straight over Serena Williams, this time via retirement. Cornet became the first player since Justine Henin in 2007 to defeat Serena three times in a season. She then booked her place in the quarterfinals with a three-set win over Kirsten Flipkens. It was Cornet's first quarterfinal at a Premier 5 event. She then lost in the quarterfinal round to Eugenie Bouchard, the tournament's eventual runner-up.

2015: Out of top 40[edit]

Cornet started her year by playing for France at the 2015 Hopman Cup. She won all 3 of her singles matches beating Heather Watson of Great Britain 6-2, 6-2; Casey Dellacqua of Australia 4-6, 7-5, 6-1; and Agnieszka Radwańska of Poland 6-4, 2-6, 7-5. Due to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga withdrawing from the Hopman Cup because of an arm injury, Cornet's mixed doubles partner was Benoît Paire. They lost to the British team Heather Watson/Andy Murray 6-4, 2-6, 10-8 and the Polish team Agnieszka Radwańska/Jerzy Janowicz 6-4 ret., but they beat the Australian team Casey Dellacqua/Marinko Matosevic 7-6(3), 7-5. France was the 2014 Hopman Cup Champion. [2] However, this year, France failed to defend the title. At the 2015 Apia International Sydney, Cornet lost in the 1st round to 3rd seed Agnieszka Radwańska 6-3, 6-2.

2016: 5th WTA Title[edit]

In January of this year, Alize made the second round of the Brisbane International before falling to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. She next played in the Hobart International, which she won by defeating Eugenie Bouchard in the final with a score of 6-1, 6-2.

She next played in the Australian Open, where she made the second round with a win over Bojana Jovanovski but was then beaten by Shuai Zhang.

Cornet did not win any more titles in 2016, and ended the season ranked no. 41 in the world (two places higher than the previous year).


Cornet began her season at the Brisbane International. Despite being unseeded, she defeated no. 7 seed Elena Vesnina, then defeated Christina McHale before causing a big upset in the quarterfinals against Dominika Cibulkova, the no. 2 seed. Garbiñe Muguruza's retirement during the semifinals meant that Cornet reached the final (her second Premier final). She ended up losing to no. 3 seed Karolína Plíšková.

At the Australian Open, Cornet defeated qualifier Myrtille Georges before losing to Maria Sakkari in the second round.

Cornet played in the 2017 Fed Cup World Group quarterfinal tie against Switzerland, in which she lost the first singles match (her only match) to Timea Bacsinszky 5-7,4-6; France lost the tie 1-4.

On 16 February, Cornet withdrew from the Dubai Tennis Championships because of a torn pectoral muscle.[3]

Apparel and equipment[edit]

Cornet wears Lacoste clothing, and uses Babolat racquets and Nike shoes.

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 11 (5 titles, 6 runners-up)[edit]

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)
Tier II / Premier (0–2)
Tier III, IV & V / International (5-3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 2 March 2008 Mexican Open, Acapulco, Mexico Clay Italy Flavia Pennetta 0–6, 6–4, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 18 May 2008 Italian Open, Rome, Italy Clay Serbia Jelena Janković 2–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 13 July 2008 Budapest Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary Clay Slovenia Andreja Klepač 7–6(7–5), 6–3
Runner-up 3. 26 May 2012 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay Italy Francesca Schiavone 4–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 17 June 2012 Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria Clay Belgium Yanina Wickmayer 7–5, 7–6(7–1)
Winner 3. 25 May 2013 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká 7–6(7–4), 6–0
Runner-up 4. 22 February 2014 Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard United States Venus Williams 3–6, 0–6
Winner 4. 13 April 2014 Katowice Open, Katowice, Poland Hard (i) Italy Camila Giorgi 7–6(7–3), 5–7, 7–5
Runner-up 5. 20 September 2014 Guangzhou International Women's Open, Guangzhou, China Hard Romania Monica Niculescu 4–6, 0–6
Winner 5 16 January 2016 Hobart International, Hobart, Australia Hard Canada Eugenie Bouchard 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 7 January 2017 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková 0–6, 3–6

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

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 (3–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 1. 13 July 2008 Budapest Grand Prix, Budapest, Hungary Clay Slovakia Janette Husárová Romania Ioana Raluca Olaru
Germany Vanessa Henke
6–7(5–7), 6–1, [10–6]
Winner 2. 22 May 2010 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay United States Vania King Russia Alla Kudryavtseva
Australia Anastasia Rodionova
3–6, 6–4, [10–7]
Runner-up 1. 27 August 2011 Texas Tennis Open, Dallas, United States Hard France Pauline Parmentier Italy Alberta Brianti
Romania Sorana Cîrstea
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 20 September 2014 Guangzhou International Women's Open, Guangzhou, China Hard Poland Magda Linette Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
China Liang Chen
6–2, 6–7(3–7), [7–10]
Winner 3. 18 October 2015 Hong Kong Tennis Open, Hong Kong, China Hard Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova Spain Lara Arruabarrena
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
7–5, 6–4

Team competition: 1 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Team competition Surface Partner/Team Opponents Score
Winner 1. 4 January 2014 Hopman Cup, Perth, Australia Hard France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Poland Agnieszka Radwańska
Poland Grzegorz Panfil
Runner–up 1. 12–13 November 2016 Fed Cup, Strasbourg, France Hard (i) France Caroline Garcia
France Kristina Mladenovic
France Pauline Parmentier
Czech Republic Karolína Plíšková
Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Czech Republic Petra Kvitová
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 1R 2R 4R 1R 3R 1R 2R 3R 3R 2R 0 / 11 12–11
French Open 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R 3R 2R 4R 3R 0 / 12 14–12
Wimbledon A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 4R 2R 3R 0 / 10 8–9
US Open A A 3R 3R 2R 1R 2R 2R 3R 3R 1R 1R 0 / 10 11–10
Win–Loss 1–1 1–2 3–4 5–4 5–4 0–4 4–4 2–4 7–4 8–4 6–4 5–4 0 / 43 47–43
WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments
Indian Wells Open A A A A 2R 1R 3R Q2 2R 4R 3R A 0 / 6 6–6
Miami Open A A A 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R 4R 3R 3R 2R 0 / 9 7–9
Madrid Open Not Held 1R 1R Q1 A 2R 1R 2R 2R 0 / 6 3–6
China Open Tier II 2R A A 1R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 5 3–5
WTA Premier 5 Tournaments
Dubai Championships Tier II 3R A A Premier 3R P 0 / 2 4–2
Qatar Open Tier II A Not Held P A A 1R P A 0 / 1 0–1
Italian Open A A A F 2R A Q1 A 1R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 6 7–6
Canadian Open A A A A 1R Q3 A A 3R 2R 3R 1R 0 / 5 5–5
Cincinnati Open Tier III 1R A Q1 A 2R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 5 2–5
Pan Pacific Open A A A 2R 1R A A 1R 1R NP5 0 / 4 1–4
Wuhan Open Not Held QF 1R 0 / 2 3–2
Career Statistics 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 No.
Tournament Played 1 2 9 23 24 20 17 21 27 23
Titles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 5
Finals Reached 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 1 10
Overall Win–Loss 1–1 1–2 8–9 35–22 20–24 17–20 10–17 22–20 35–27 36–22 185–164
Year-End Ranking 308 189 57 16 50 78 89 44 27 20 43

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

This table is current through the 2016 Wimbledon Championships.

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 3–9
French Open 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 4–11
Wimbledon 1R 1R A 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 3–8
US Open 1R 1R 1R A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1–8
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 1–4 1–4 1–3 0–3 0–4 2–4 3–4 1–4 2–4 11–36

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
1. Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova No. 5 Italian Open, Rome, Italy Clay 3rd Round 6–2, 6–4
2. Russia Anna Chakvetadze No. 8 Italian Open, Rome, Italy Clay Semifinals 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
3. Romania Simona Halep No. 9 Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai, UAE Hard 1st Round 6–1, 1–1, retired
4. United States Serena Williams No. 1 Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai, UAE Hard Semifinals 6–4, 6–4
5. Poland Agnieszka Radwańska No. 3 Katowice Open, Katowice, Poland Hard (i) Semifinals 0–6, 6–2, 6–4
6. United States Serena Williams No. 1 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass 3rd Round 1–6, 6–3, 6–4
7. United States Serena Williams No. 1 Wuhan Open, Wuhan, China Hard 2nd Round 5–6, retired
8. Romania Simona Halep No. 2 Madrid Open, Madrid, Spain Clay 1st Round 7–6(8–6), 6–3
9. Spain Carla Suárez Navarro No. 10 Rogers Cup, Toronto, Canada Hard 1st Round 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 6–4
10. Slovakia Dominika Cibulková No. 8 China Open, Beijing, China Hard 2nd Round 6–2, 5–7, 6–2
11. Slovakia Dominika Cibulková No. 5 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard Quarterfinals 6–3, 7-5
12. Spain Garbiñe Muguruza No. 7 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard Semifinals 4–1, retired


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