Annika Beck

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Annika Beck
Annika Beck 1, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Full name Annika Beck
Country (sports)  Germany
Residence Bonn, Germany
Born (1994-02-16) 16 February 1994 (age 22)
Gießen, Germany
Height 1.70 m
Turned pro 2009
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,689,650
Singles
Career record 228–154
Career titles 2 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest ranking 37 (18 July 2016)
Current ranking 37 (18 July 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2016)
French Open 3R (2015, 2016)
Wimbledon 3R (2016)
US Open 1R (2013, 2014, 2015)
Doubles
Career record 21–47
Career titles 1 WTA, 0 ITF
Highest ranking 100 (23 May 2016)
Current ranking 114 (27 June 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2014)
French Open 2R (2014, 2015)
Wimbledon 1R (2013, 2014, 2016)
US Open 1R (2013, 2014, 2015)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 2–1
Last updated on: 27 June 2016.

Annika Beck (born 16 February 1994 in Gießen) is a German tennis player.

Beck has won two singles and one doubles title on the WTA tour, as well as seven singles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On 1 February 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 39. On 23 May 2016, she peaked at world number 100 in the doubles rankings.

Personal life[edit]

Beck's father, Johannes, and mother, Petra, teach chemistry at the University of Bonn.[1][2] Beck attended the Erzbischöfliche Liebfrauenschule Bonn, a school for girls, where she completed her Abitur in 2011.[2][3][4]

Career[edit]

2012[edit]

Beck started 2012 ranked world number 234. She played one ITF tournament in January, one in February, and three in March. She was runner-up in Sunderland and Bath and won in Moscow. In April and May, Beck played higher-level tournaments, but had to play qualifying rounds. She qualified for the main draw in Copenhagen and Prague, achieving the second round of the main draw at the latter. She lost in qualifying at the events in Stuttgart and Estoril, and at the French Open. She did, however, take part in the Junior French Open, defeating Anna Karolína Schmiedlová in the final in three sets.

Beck played in the qualifying rounds of Wimbledon, earning a place in the main draw, but lost in the first round. In July, she played the qualifying rounds at the WTA tournament in Båstad, earning a spot in the main draw. Again, she lost in the first round. She also played two ITF tournaments, winning the $50,000 ITF event in Versmold, and losing in the second round at the $100,000 ITF event in Olomouc. In August, she won a $25,000 ITF tournament in Koksijde, then played in qualifying for the US Open, losing in the first round. In September, she played at the 2012 Bell Challenge in Quebec City, with her rank now high enough to earn direct entry into the main draw. In Canada, she won in the first round, but lost in the second. She then went on to win the 2012 Aegon GB Pro-Series Shrewsbury on the ITF tour. In October, she played two WTA events, but had to play qualifying rounds. She lost in the second round of qualifying at the 2012 Generali Ladies Linz, but won through to the main draw at the 2012 BGL Luxembourg Open, winning her first-round match but losing to Lucie Hradecká in the second. Back on the ITF circuit, she won the two $75,000 events in Ismaning and Barnstaple. She ended 2012 with a ranking of world number 78.

2013[edit]

In 2013, Beck reached the quarterfinals of the 2013 Shenzhen Open, defeating the number four seed Hsieh Su-wei in the second round. She then went on to win her first Grand Slam match at the 2013 Australian Open, shocking the number 28 seed Yaroslava Shvedova in round one before going out to Ayumi Morita of Japan. Beck then played WTA main tour events, with her ranking now giving direct entry into the main draw. She lost first round in Pattaya City and Memphis, but advanced to the second round in Florianópolis. Beck then played at the Premier tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami, losing in the first round of each. In April, Beck achieved her best WTA International result in Katowice, achieving her first career International-level semifinal, losing to world number 13 Roberta Vinci. Beck then played the WTA Premier tournament in Stuttgart, losing in the first round to world number 8 Petra Kvitová.

At the 2013 French Open, Beck reached the second round before losing to Victoria Azarenka in straight sets. She also reached round two at Wimbledon, losing to Klára Zakopalová in straight sets. However, at the US Open, she lost to Elena Vesnina in the first round.[5]

2014[edit]

Beck improved her previous year's result at the Shenzhen Open, this time reaching the semifinals, where she lost to Li Na in straight sets.[6] At the 2014 Australian Open she defeated Croatian Petra Martić in the first round,[7][8] but lost to 14th seed Ana Ivanovic in the second.[9][10] At the French Open, she lost in the first round to Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova in the first round in three sets.[11]

In October, Beck won her first WTA title by emphatically defeating Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová in the Luxembourg Open final.[12]

2015[edit]

At the 2015 French Open, Beck defeated former world number two Agnieszka Radwańska in the first round in three sets, becoming just the third player to defeat the Pole in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament.[13][14] In round two, she defeated another Pole in the form of qualifier Paula Kania to reach the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time.[15]

WTA finals[edit]

Singles (2–2)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 14 October 2013 International Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Hard (i) Denmark Caroline Wozniacki 2–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 13 October 2014 International Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Hard (i) Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 27 July 2015 International Brasil Tennis Cup, Florianópolis, Brazil Clay Brazil Teliana Pereira 4–6, 6–4, 1–6
Winner 2. 14 September 2015 International Coupe Banque Nationale, Quebec City, Canada Carpet (i) Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko 6–2, 6–2

Doubles (1–2)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 6 October 2014 International Generali Ladies Linz, Linz, Austria Hard (i) France Caroline Garcia Romania Raluca Olaru
United States Anna Tatishvili
2–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 27 July 2015 International Brasil Tennis Cup, Florianópolis, Brazil Clay Germany Laura Siegemund Argentina María Irigoyen
Poland Paula Kania
6–3, 7–6(7–1)
Runner-up 2. 17 July 2016 International Ladies Championship Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Russia Evgeniya Rodina Spain Lara Arruabarrena
Switzerland Xenia Knoll
1–6, 6–3, [8–10]

ITF finals[edit]

Singles (7–3)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (4–3)
Clay (2–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 16 November 2009 $10,000 Équeurdreville, France Hard (i) France Constance Sibille 4–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 25 January 2010 $10,000 Kaarst, Germany Hard (i) France Audrey Bergot 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 30 January 2012 $25,000 Sunderland, United Kingdom Hard (i) Germany Sarah Gronert 6–3, 2–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 20 February 2012 $25,000 Moscow, Russia Hard (i) Belgium Kirsten Flipkens 6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 19 March 2012 $25,000 Bath, United Kingdom Hard (i) Netherlands Kiki Bertens 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 3. 2 July 2012 $50,000 Versmold, Germany Clay Latvia Anastasija Sevastova 6–3, 6–1
Winner 4. 6 August 2012 $25,000 Koksijde, Belgium Clay Netherlands Bibiane Schoofs 6–1, 6–1
Winner 5. 17 September 2012 $75,000 Shrewsbury, United Kingdom Hard (i) Switzerland Stefanie Vögele 6–2, 6–4
Winner 6. 22 October 2012 $75,000+H Ismaning, Germany Carpet (i) Czech Republic Eva Birnerová 6–3, 7–6(10–8)
Winner 7. 29 October 2012 $75,000 Barnstaple, United Kingdom Hard (i) Greece Eleni Daniilidou 6–7(1–7), 6–2, 6–2

Grand Slam performance timeline[edit]

Singles[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 from tournament; 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.

Current through 2016 French Open

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Australian Open A 2R 2R 1R 4R 5–4
French Open Q1 2R 1R 3R 3R 5–4
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 1R 3R 3–5
US Open Q1 1R 1R 1R 0–3
Win–Loss 0–1 3–4 1–4 2–4 7–3 13–16

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Australian Open 1R 2R 1R 1R 1–4
French Open 1R 2R 2R 1R 2–4
Wimbledon 1R 1R Q2 1R 0–2
US Open 1R 1R 1R N/A 0–3
Win–Loss 0–4 2–4 1–3 0–2 3–13

Junior Grand Slam finals[edit]

Girls' Singles[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 2012 French Open Clay Slovakia Anna Karolína Schmiedlová 3–6, 7–5, 6–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krenz, David (2012). "Ein Tag im Leben von Annika Beck" (pdf). Nr. 1 / 2012 (in German). Girls Open. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Getting To Know... Annika Beck". Women's Tennis Association. 7 December 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Liebfrauenschule, Bonn – Die Abiturientinnen 2011". General-Anzeiger Bonn (in German). 19 July 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Erfolgreiche Tennisspielerin – erfolgreiche Schülerin". Erzbischöfliche Liebfrauenschule Bonn (in German). 22 February 2010. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Vesnina qualifiée". L'Équipe (in French). 27 August 2013. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Beck chancenlos gegen Li Na". Der Tagesspiegel (in German). 3 January 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Beck deklassiert Martic und steht in Runde zwei". Focus (in German). 13 January 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Beck verteilt die Höchststrafe". hr-online (in German). 13 January 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Youngster Beck zahlt Lehrgeld". Focus (in German). 15 January 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Beck zahlt Lehrgeld". hr-online (in German). 15 January 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "French Open: Beck als erster deutscher Profi ausgeschieden". Focus (in German). 25 May 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "Annika Beck triumphiert in Luxemburg". Sportschau (in German). 18 October 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  13. ^ "Sloane Downs Venus, Aga Out Too". Women's Tennis Association. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  14. ^ Henkel, Doris (25 May 2015). "Annika Beck trumpft groß auf". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "Nicht nur Kerber hat einen Lauf". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (in German). 27 May 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 

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