Anna Karolína Schmiedlová

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Anna Karolína Schmiedlová
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Schmiedlová at the 2016 US Open
Full name Anna Karolína Schmiedlová
Country (sports)  Slovakia
Born (1994-09-13) 13 September 1994 (age 22)
Košice, Slovakia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Prize money $1,573,260
Singles
Career record 194–123
Career titles 2 WTA, 9 ITF
Highest ranking 26 (12 October 2015)
Current ranking 227 (17 October 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2014, 2015)
French Open 3R (2014)
Wimbledon 1R (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
US Open 3R (2015)
Doubles
Career record 30–39
Career titles 0
Highest ranking 213 (15 June 2015)
Current ranking 353 (16 May 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2015, 2016)
French Open 2R (2015)
Wimbledon 1R (2014)
US Open 2R (2014)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 7–3
Last updated on: 16 May 2016.

Anna Karolína Schmiedlová[1] (born 13 September 1994 in Košice) is a Slovak tennis player.

Schmiedlová has won two singles titles on the WTA tour, as well as nine singles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On 12 October 2015, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 26. On 15 June 2015, she peaked at world number 213 in the doubles rankings.

Anna Karolína has a younger sister, Kristína Schmiedlová, who also plays tennis.[2]

Career[edit]

2013[edit]

Schmiedlová qualified for her first Grand Slam tournament at the 2013 French Open. In the first round she defeated Yanina Wickmayer, but in the second round she was defeated by American Jamie Hampton.[3] She entered qualifying for 2013 Wimbledon Championships; after beating Anna Smith and Timea Bacsinszky, she lost to Eva Birnerová in straight sets,[4] but entered the main draw as a lucky loser anyway.[5] In the first round, she was defeated by Samantha Stosur in straight sets.[6]

After Wimbledon, Schmiedlová reached the final of the $100,000 ITF tournament in Biarritz,[7] only to lose to Stephanie Vogt in three sets.[8] However, as a result of her performance in France, she reached the top 100 for the first time with a ranking of world number 97.[9] At her next tournament in Bad Gastein, Austria, she lost in the first round to Chanelle Scheepers.[10]

Schmiedlová skipped some tournaments at the beginning of the hard-court season due to a minor injury.[11] At the New Haven Open, she qualified for the main draw, but lost in the first round to the sixth seed Sloane Stephens.[12] At the US Open, she won her first-round match against Stefanie Vögele, but lost in the second round to Kaia Kanepi.

2014[edit]

In May, Schmiedlová won the Empire Slovak Open in Trnava, Slovakia. She defeated the defending champion Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová in the final. The following week, she reached the final of the Sparta Prague Open, but lost to Britain's Heather Watson in straight sets.[13]

At the French Open, Schmiedlová defeated Zheng Jie in the first round[14] and surprised the former world number one Venus Williams with a victory in three sets in round two.[14][15] In the third round, she lost to eventual quarterfinalist Garbiñe Muguruza in straight sets.[16]

At Wimbledon, Schmiedlová lost in the first round to 25th seed Alizé Cornet of France after winning the first set, and at the final Grand Slam of the year, the US Open, she lost again in round one to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus.

2015: Breakthrough[edit]

At the 2015 Australian Open, Schmiedlová won her first round match against Chanelle Scheepers, but lost in round two to Zarina Diyas in three sets.

In February, she reached her first WTA Tour final at the Rio Open, but eventually lost to Sara Errani in straight sets.

In April, she won her first WTA title at the Katowice Open, where she defeated Camila Giorgi in the final. She won her second WTA title at the Bucharest Open, where she got her revenge against Sara Errani whom she lost to earlier in the year in Rio.

Schmiedlová was voted "WTA Rising Star Of The Month" in July.[17]

At the Wuhan Open in September, Schmiedlová scored her first top-ten victory, and hence the biggest win of her career, by coming from a set and a break down to upset former world number one Caroline Wozniacki in three sets in the second round.[18]

2016: Major slump, out of the top 100[edit]

Schmiedlová started her season at the Brisbane International and lost to Varvara Lepchenko in the first round in straight sets. She then went to Sydney, upsetting 6th seed Timea Bacsinszky in the first round. However, she was dominated by eventual finalist Mónica Puig in the second round, winning just one game in the match. At the Australian Open, Schmiedlová was seeded 27th but lost to Russian youngster Daria Kasatkina in the first round.

Representing Slovakia in a 2016 Fed Cup World Group II rubber against Australia, Schmiedlová defeated Arina Rodionova in three sets, but lost to Samantha Stosur the next day.

Schmiedlová is currently on a losing streak of 16 WTA tour-level matches. She lost at Dubai, Qatar, Indian Wells, Miami, Katowice, Istanbul, Rabat, Madrid, and Rome all in straight sets. At the 2016 French Open, she broke the straight sets losing streak after taking the first set against Garbiñe Muguruza, but succumbed to the eventual champion in three sets. Schmiedlová then took a wild card and number one seed at the 2016 Bol Open, but once again lost in straight sets to world number 124 Kristína Kučová. After two weeks off, she started the grass season at the 2016 Aegon International Eastbourne, where she once again lost in the first round, this time against Daria Gavrilova in straight sets.

WTA finals[edit]

Singles (2–1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 16 February 2015 Rio Open, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay Italy Sara Errani 6–7(2–7), 1–6
Winner 1. 6 April 2015 Katowice Open, Katowice, Poland Hard (i) Italy Camila Giorgi 6–4, 6–3
Winner 2. 13 July 2015 Bucharest Open, Bucharest, Romania Clay Italy Sara Errani 7–6(7–3), 6–3

ITF finals (9–8)[edit]

Singles (9–4)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (7–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 10 October 2011 Yerevan, Armenia Clay Georgia (country) Tatia Mikadze 6–4, 6–3
Winner 2. 26 March 2012 Antalya, Turkey Clay Germany Anna-Lena Friedsam 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Winner 3. 2 April 2012 Antalya, Turkey Hard Germany Anna-Lena Friedsam 7–5, 6–2
Winner 4. 7 May 2012 Bad Saarow, Germany Clay Czech Republic Kateřina Vaňková 6–1, 6–3
Winner 5. 26 May 2012 Brescia, Italy Clay Spain Beatriz García Vidagany 6–3, 6–2
Runner–up 1. 16 July 2012 Darmstadt, Germany Clay Germany Laura Siegemund 6–7(7–9), 3–6
Winner 6. 29 October 2012 Netanya, Israel Hard Liechtenstein Stephanie Vogt 0–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner–up 2. 12 November 2012 Helsinki, Finland Carpet (i) Switzerland Amra Sadiković 4–6, 0–6
Winner 7. 29 April 2013 Civitavecchia, Italy Clay Poland Magda Linette 6–0, 6–1
Runner–up 3. 8 July 2013 Biarritz, France Clay Liechtenstein Stephanie Vogt 6–1, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 8. 24 March 2014 Osprey, United States Clay New Zealand Marina Erakovic 6–2, 6–3
Winner 9. 5 May 2014 Trnava, Slovakia Clay Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová 6–4, 6–2
Runner–up 4. 12 May 2014 Prague, Czech Republic Clay United Kingdom Heather Watson 6–7(5–7), 0–6

Doubles (0–4)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 20 June 2011 Izmir, Turkey Clay Bulgaria Aleksandrina Naydenova Russia Tatiana Kotelnikova
Russia Eugeniya Pashkova
4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 26 March 2012 Antalya, Turkey Clay Slovakia Chantal Škamlová United States Anamika Bhargava
United States Sylvia Krywacz
6–4, 4–6, [3–10]
Runner-up 3. 29 October 2012 Netanya, Israel Hard Slovakia Zuzana Luknárová Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Ukraine Nadiia Kichenok
1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 6 May 2013 Trnava, Slovakia Clay Slovakia Jana Čepelová Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugić-Salkić
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
1–6, 1–6

Grand Slam performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won tournament; reached (F) final, (SF) semifinal, (QF) quarterfinal; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a (RR) round-robin stage; reached a (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; played in a (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; won a (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; or (NH) tournament not held.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Australian Open Q1 2R 2R 1R 2–3
French Open 2R 3R 1R 1R 3–4
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R 1R 0–4
US Open 2R 1R 3R 1R 3–4
Win–Loss 2–3 3–4 1–3 0–4 8–15

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Girls' Singles[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 2012 French Open Clay Germany Annika Beck 6–3, 5–7, 3–6


Wins over top 10 players[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2016
1. Italy Roberta Vinci 8 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro Hard 1R 6–4, 7–5

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Anna Karolína Schmiedlová at the Women's Tennis Association
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  4. ^ "Schmiedlová si napokon zahrá na Wimbledone: Postúpila ako lucky loserka". sportky.sk (in Slovak). 20 June 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
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  7. ^ "Steffi Vogt schafft Historisches". Liechtensteiner Volksblatt (in German). 12 July 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
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  11. ^ "Kar. Schmiedlová si vyvrtla členok, US Open bez ohrozenia". ošporte.sk (in Slovak). 7 August 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Hantuchová, Cibulková aj Schmiedlová v New Havene skončili". SME (in Slovak). 19 August 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Heather Watson wins Prague Open ITF title". BBC Sport. 18 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  14. ^ a b Mitchell, Kevin (28 May 2014). "Serena Williams crashes out of French Open to Garbiñe Muguruza". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Serena and Venus Williams both out after round two of French Open". Sports Illustrated. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  16. ^ "Muguruza ya está en octavos". Punto pelota (in Spanish). 30 May 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Rising Star Of The Month: Schmiedlova". Women's Tennis Association. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
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