Karin Knapp

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Karin Knapp
Knapp WMQ13-002.jpg
Country (sports)  Italy
Residence Luttach, Italy
Born (1987-06-28) 28 June 1987 (age 28)
Bruneck, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 2002
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,831,216
Singles
Career record 347–241 (59.01%)
Career titles 2 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest ranking No. 34 (3 August 2015)
Current ranking No. 34 (3 August 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2009, 2014)
French Open 3R (2007, 2008)
Wimbledon 4R (2013)
US Open 3R (2013)
Doubles
Career record 76–78 (49.35%)
Career titles 0 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest ranking No. 58 (13 April 2015)
Current ranking No. 58 (13 April 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2014, 2015)
French Open 3R (2014, 2015)
Wimbledon 3R (2015)
US Open 1R (2007, 2008, 2013, 2014)
Team competitions
Fed Cup W (2013), Record 3–3
Last updated on: 13 April 2015.

Karin Knapp (born 28 June 1987) is an Italian professional tennis player.

Knapp has won two titles on the WTA tour, as well as five singles and six doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 25 February 2008, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 35. On 13 April 2015, she peaked at world number 58 in the doubles rankings.

As a member of the Italian Fed Cup team, Knapp was part of the winning squad in 2013 and has a win-loss record of 3–3.

Career[edit]

At the 2007 French Open, her first Grand Slam tournament, she reached the third round in the singles event, beating 22nd-seeded Alona Bondarenko. In the third round, she lost to 14th-seeded Patty Schnyder of Switzerland.

At the 2007 US Open, she defeated Chan Yung-jan to reach the second round where she lost to American wildcard Ahsha Rolle.

Knapp reached her first WTA Tour final in 2008 in Antwerp. She lost there to world no. 1 and home favorite Justine Henin.

At the 2008 French Open, she lost in the third round to top-seeded Maria Sharapova.

Her biggest ITF Women's Circuit final came in 2007 in Biella, where she was beaten by Agnieszka Radwańska.

At the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, Knapp reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam event for the first time. but was defeated by Marion Bartoli, the eventual champion. She was on the winning Fed Cup team, winning her doubles match with partner Flavia Pennetta in the finals.

One of Knapp's biggest professional matches came at the 2014 Australian Open, where she lost in a tough second-round encounter with Maria Sharapova. Despite the loss, Knapp was praised for her determination and fighting spirit against the four-time Grand Slam champion.

Knapp won her first WTA title at the 2014 Tashkent Open, defeating Bojana Jovanovski in the final.

Personal life[edit]

Like Andreas Seppi, Knapp comes from the largely German-speaking northern Italian province of South Tyrol. She maintains her residence in the German-speaking village of Luttach and speaks German, Italian and English. Her father, Alois, is a fabric manufacturer and her mother a retired school teacher. She has two brothers. She admires Kim Clijsters.[1]

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Tier II / Premier (0–1)
Tier III, IV & V / International (2–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 17 February 2008 Proximus Diamond Games, Antwerp, Belgium Hard (i) Belgium Justine Henin 3–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 13 September 2014 Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Serbia Bojana Jovanovski 6-2, 7-6(6–4)
Winner 2. 23 May 2015 Nürnberger Versicherungscup, Nürnberger, Germany Clay Italy Roberta Vinci 7–6(7–5), 4–6, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 26 July 2015 Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria Clay Australia Samantha Stosur 6–3, 6–7(3–7), 2–6

Doubles: 3 (3 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
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 (0–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner–up 1. 22 July 2007 Internazionali Femminili di Palermo, Palermo, Italy Clay Italy Alice Canepa Ukraine Mariya Koryttseva
Belarus Darya Kustova
4–6, 1–6
Runner–up 2. 13 July 2014 BRD Bucharest Open, Bucharest, Romania Clay Turkey Çağla Büyükakçay Romania Elena Bogdan
Romania Alexandra Cadanțu
4–6, 6–3, [5–10]
Runner–up 3. 12 April 2015 Katowice Open, Katowice, Poland Hard (i) Italy Gioia Barbieri Belgium Ysaline Bonaventure
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
5-7, 6-4, [6–10]

ITF Career Finals[edit]

Singles: 18 (5–13)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 6 October 2003 Bari, Italy Clay Austria Bettina Pirker 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 14 June 2005 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Clay Montenegro Danica Krstajić 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 1 May 2006 Catania, Italy Clay Spain María José Martínez Sánchez 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 1. 25 July 2006 Monteroni D'Arbia, Italy Clay Romania Edina Gallovits-Hall 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 31 July 2006 Martina Franca, Italy Clay Georgia (country) Margalita Chakhnashvili 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 5. 13 March 2007 Orange, USA Hard United Kingdom Naomi Cavaday 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 3 April 2007 Dinan, France Clay (i) Slovenia Maša Zec Peškirič 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 9 April 2007 Civitavecchia, Italy Clay Belarus Darya Kustova 3–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 9 July 2007 Biella, Italy Clay Poland Agnieszka Radwańska 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 11 October 2010 Settimo San Pietro, Italy Clay Italy Anastasia Grymalska 4–6, 6–2, 7–5
Winner 2. 18 October 2010 Seville, Spain Clay Venezuela Andrea Gámiz 6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 10. 16 November 2010 Mallorca, Spain Clay Romania Diana Enache 6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. 7 June 2011 Campobasso, Italy Clay France Alizé Lim 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 14 June 2011 Padova, Italy Clay France Kristina Mladenovic 3–6, 6–4, 6–0
Winner 4. 20 June 2011 Rome, Italy Clay France Laura Thorpe 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 12. 27 August 2012 Bagnatica, Italy Clay Italy Maria-Elena Camerin 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Winner 5. 4 September 2012 Mestre, Italy Clay Spain Estrella Cabeza Candela 6–1, 3–6, 6–1
Runner-up 13. 12 May 2013 Trnava, Slovakia Clay Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová 6–2, 6–4

Doubles 7 (6–1)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 27 September 2004 Benevento, Italy Hard Italy Giulia Gabba Slovakia Martina Babáková
Czech Republic Sandra Záhlavová
6–2, 0–1 ret.
Winner 2. 4 July 2006 Cuneo, Italy Clay Italy Sara Errani Italy Giulia Gatto-Monticone
Belarus Darya Kustova
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 3. 14 September 2010 Mestre, Italy Clay Italy Claudia Giovine Czech Republic Eva Birnerová
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
6–7(6–8), 7–5, [13–11]
Winner 4. 1 February 2011 Rabat, Morocco Clay Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová Czech Republic Iveta Gerlová
Czech Republic Lucie Kriegsmannová
6–4, 6–1
Winner 5. 11 April 2011 Pomezia, Italy Clay Romania Diana Enache Switzerland Conny Perrin
Russia Marina Shamayko
7–6(7–3), 6–2
Winner 6. 6 February 2012 Cali, Colombia Clay Luxembourg Mandy Minella Romania Alexandra Cadanțu
Romania Raluca Olaru
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 6 August 2012 Monteroni D'Arbia, Italy Clay Italy Alice Balducci Italy Federica Di Sarra
Italy Anastasia Grymalska
6–4, 5–7, [10–7]

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A Q1 1R 2R A A Q2 1R 2R 1R 2–5
French Open A 3R 3R A A A Q1 1R 1R 1R 4–5
Wimbledon A 1R A Q2 A A 1R 4R 1R 1R 3–5
US Open Q3 2R 1R A A 1R Q1 3R 1R 3–5
Win–Loss 0–0 3–3 2–3 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 5–4 1–4 0–3 12–20

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2013 2014 2015 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R 2R 2R 2–4
French Open 1R 3R 3R 4–3
Wimbledon 1R 3R 2–2
US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 0–4
Win–Loss 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 3–4 5–3 8–13

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