Claudine Schaul

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Claudine Schaul
Fed Cup Group I 2012 Europe Africa day 1 Claudine Schaul 001.JPG
Country (sports)  Luxembourg
Residence Garnich, Luxembourg
Born (1983-08-20) 20 August 1983 (age 32)
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 2002
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$542,186
Singles
Career record 304–293
Career titles 1 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking No. 41 (24 May 2004)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2004)
French Open 1R (2004, 2005)
Wimbledon 1R (2004, 2005)
US Open 3R (2003)
Doubles
Career record 81–110
Career titles 1 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 71 (8 November 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2005)
French Open 1R (2004, 2005)
US Open 2R (2004)

Claudine Schaul (born 20 August 1983) is a professional tennis player from Luxembourg. Her career-high singles ranking as of January 2016 was world number 41, which was achieved on 24 May 2004, and world number 71 for doubles achieved on 8 November 2004.

Schaul first played for the Luxembourg Fed Cup team in 1998, and has played 45 singles and 29 doubles matches up to and including 2015.

Career[edit]

2003[edit]

A year after turning pro, Schaul made it to the third round of the 2003 US Open after upsetting former Number 15 Anna Smashnova 7–6 (7–5), 6–2 in Round 1 as well as beating Samantha Reeves 6–1, 4–6, 6–3 in Round 2, before losing her Round 3 match versus Dinara Safina 4–6, 5–7.

2004[edit]

In January 2004, Schaul was able to win her first Doubles title in Canberra, Australia, partnering Jelena Kostanić Tošić. Shortly after, Schaul made it to the third round of the 2004 Australian Open before losing to Alicia Molik.

Later that year in May, Schaul managed to win her first WTA title at Strasbourg, defeating Lindsay Davenport 2–6, 6–0, 6–3 in the final.[1]

Due to her strong performances at the Australian Open and the Internationaux de Strasbourg, Schaul was awarded the honour of being the flag bearer for Luxembourg at the 2004 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Athens, Greece. At the Olympics, she lost her first round game 1–6, 1–6 against Slovak Daniela Hantuchová.

Personal life[edit]

Her father and brother are sports teachers and introduced her to tennis when she was four years old.[2]

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
Olympic Gold (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (1) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 22 May 2004 Strasbourg, France Clay United States Lindsay Davenport 2–6, 6–0, 6–3

Doubles: 3 (1–2)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 17 January 2004 Canberra, Australia Hard Croatia Jelena Kostanić France Caroline Dhenin
Australia Lisa McShea
6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 2. 19 June 2004 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Croatia Jelena Kostanić Australia Lisa McShea
Venezuela Milagros Sequera
6–7(3–7), 3–6
Runner-up 3. 18 July 2004 Stanford, United States Hard Czech Republic Iveta Benešová Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Australia Nicole Pratt
2–6, 4–6

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles 10 (4–6)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Runner-up 1. 13 August 2000 Rebecq Clay Belgium Caroline Maes 6–1, 6–7(8–6), 3–6
Runner-up 2. 12 November 2000 Villenave-d'Ornon Clay (I) Belgium Caroline Maes 0–4, 1–4, 5–4, 1–4
Runner-up 3. 11 Feb 2001 Redbridge Hard (i) Denmark Eva Dyrberg 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 19 Mar 2002 La Canada Hard United States Laura Granville 6-1, 2–6, 3-6
Winner 1. 7 July 2002 Vaihingen Clay Germany Stephanie Gehrlein 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 2. 22 September 2002 Luxembourg Clay Italy Nathalie Viérin 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 15 June 2003 Marseille Clay Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 26 February 2006 St. Paul Hard (i) Venezuela Milagros Sequera 1–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 17 August 2008 Koksijde Clay Netherlands Daniëlle Harmsen 7–6(7–2), 7–6(9–7)
Winner 4. 25 January 2009 Wrexham Hard (i) France Constance Sibille 6–1, 3–6, 6–4

Doubles 7 (3–4)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 3 March 2002 Buchen Carpet (i) Sweden Sofia Arvidsson Russia Anna Bastrikova
Germany Claudia Kardys
6–0, 7–5
Runner-up 1. 8 September 2002 Denain Clay Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer Czech Republic Olga Blahotová
Czech Republic Gabriela Navrátilová
3–6, 0–6
Winner 2. 2 February 2003 Urtijëi Carpet (i) Germany Vanessa Henke Czech Republic Olga Blahotová
Czech Republic Gabriela Navrátilová
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 29 July 2006 Pétange Clay Lithuania Lina Stančiūtė Argentina Erica Krauth
Portugal Frederica Piedade
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 28 July 2007 Pétange Clay Germany Martina Müller Belarus Anastasiya Yakimova
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
7–6(7–4), 1–6, 6–7(1–7)
Runner-up 4. 3 August 2008 Bad Saulgau Clay Italy Anna Floris Czech Republic Simona Dobrá
Czech Republic Tereza Hladíková
1–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Winner 3. 17 January 2009 Glasgow Hard (i) Austria Sandra Klemenschits Australia Nicolette van Uitert
Belarus Viktoria Yemialyanava
6–3, 4–6, [10–7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Schaul downs Davenport". BBC News. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Claudine Schaul". Retrieved 7 December 2011. 

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