Kiki Bertens

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Kiki Bertens
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Kiki Bertens at the 2016 French Open
Country (sports)  Netherlands
Born (1991-12-10) 10 December 1991 (age 25)
Wateringen, Netherlands
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 2009
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Christiaan de Jong (2012–2015)
Raemon Sluiter (2015–present)
Prize money $2,652,686
Official website
Career record 284–165
Career titles 3 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest ranking No. 19 (8 May 2017)
Current ranking No. 19 (8 May 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2015)
French Open SF (2016)
Wimbledon 3R (2016)
US Open 2R (2012, 2015)
Career record 110–57
Career titles 6 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest ranking No. 27 (30 January 2017)[1]
Current ranking No. 28 (13 February 2017)[1]
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2015)
French Open QF (2016)
Wimbledon 2R (2016)
US Open 3R (2015)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 2R (2016)
Team competitions
Fed Cup SF (2016), record 21–3
Last updated on: 14 February 2017.

Kiki Bertens (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkiki ˈbɛrtəns]; born 10 December 1991) is a Dutch professional tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is 19, which she reached in May 2017. Her career high in doubles is 27, achieved in January 2017.


2012: First WTA title[edit]

Bertens started the year at the Australian Open, playing the qualifications. She played in the first round against top seed Vesna Dolonts and won the first ten games before Dolonts retired. In the second round Bertens lost to Olga Savchuk in a close three-set match.[2] The next week, in an ITF 25K event in Andrezieux-Boutheon, Bertens retired with a thigh injury in the first round against Corinna Dentoni.[3]

She played in the Fed Cup for the Dutch team, competing in Group 1 of Europe/Africa. She partnered with Demi Schuurs in the doubles match against the Portuguese team of Bárbara Luz and Margarida Moura and won in two sets. Bertens won her singles rubber against Estonia's Eva Paalma and with Michaëlla Krajicek double-bageled Anett Kontaveit and Tatjana Vorobjova.[4] Late February she played the qualifications for WTA tournament of Acapulco. She played Mexican wildcard Ana Paula de la Peña in the first round and won but lost in the second qualification round to Sesil Karatantcheva.[5]

At an ITF 25K event in Irapuato, Mexico, Bertens won her second ITF singles title, beating Kazakh Yaroslava Shvedova in the final, bringing her to a new career high in singles ranking. The following week, she made it to the quarterfinals of the 25K tournament in Poza Rica, but her winning streak was ended by Jana Čepelová. At the 25K tournament in Bath the week afterwards, Bertens won the title, defeating Annika Beck in the final in three sets, her fourth three-set match in a row. Bertens failed to qualify for the WTA tournament in Copenhagen, going down to Johanna Konta.

At the qualifying for the WTA tournament in Fes, she beat Moroccan wildcard Intissar Rassif without losing a game. She reached her first WTA final in this tournament, defeating Urszula Radwańska, no. 6 seed Chanelle Scheepers, Garbiñe Muguruza, and no. 5 seed Simona Halep along the way. Before the tournament she never won a WTA singles match in the main tournament. In the final she defeated Laura Pous Tió, winning the last eight games.[6][7] She became the first Dutch female player since Michaëlla Krajicek in 2006 to win a WTA singles tournament.[8]

At the French Open, Bertens was seeded No. 1 in qualifying and defeated Annika Beck in the first qualifying round, saving a matchpoint in the third set. She defeated Olga Puchkova in the second round and outclassed Mădălina Gojnea in the final qualifying round. This meant Bertens' first main draw appearance at a Grand Slam tournament. In the first round she lost in three sets to Christina McHale.

Bertens debuted at Wimbledon in her first round match against the Czech no. 19 seed Lucie Šafářová and won in two sets, her first win at a Grand Slam event. In the second round she lost to Yaroslava Shvedova in straight sets. Bertens then made a brief appearance at the ITF tournament in Biella, but lost to homeplayer Nastassja Burnett in the first round. This was followed by first round losses in Palermo and Båstad to Alexandra Cadanțu and Polona Hercog respectively.

Bertens returned to form during the American hardcourt circuit. In Montreal, she qualified by defeating Vladimíra Uhlířová, Zhang Shuai, saving two matchpoints, and Alexa Glatch. In the main draw, Bertens caused an upset, defeating former world no. 3 and world number 22 Nadia Petrova, coming back from a 3–6, 1–4 deficit. In the second round Caroline Wozniacki proved too strong, and Bertens lost in straight sets. As well as in Montreal, Bertens managed to qualify for the main draw in Cincinnati, defeating Aravane Rezaï and Yulia Putintseva. However, in the main draw she succumbed to fellow qualifier Sesil Karatantcheva. Her next tournament was in Dallas, where she retired with a shoulder injury against Polona Hercog.

At the US Open, Bertens managed to get revenge on Christina McHale, knocking out the American in the first round but suffered a three-sets loss to Russian Olga Puchkova in the second round and said afterwards she was nervous during the match. At the WTA tournament in Seoul, Bertens defeated Vania King and Sílvia Soler Espinosa from Spain to reach the quarterfinals. She faced Estonian Kaia Kanepi next and lost in straight sets. After a second round appearance in Linz she ended her season with a first round loss in Luxembourg due to fatigue.


Bertens at the 2013 French Open

Bertens started the year ranked No. 63. Her first tournament was the 2013 ASB Classic. In the 1st round, she defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-7(5), 6-2, 7-5. [9] In the 2nd round, she beat Heather Watson 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. [10]


Bertens at the 2014 French Open

At the 2014 French Open she reached the fourth round as a qualifier in which she was defeated in three sets by Andrea Petkovic.[11]


In 2015, she changed coaches from Christiaan de Jong to Raemon Sluiter.[citation needed]

2016: Fed Cup semis, second WTA title and first Grand Slam semifinal[edit]

Bertens started her year in Auckland, where she entered the main draw as a qualifier. She lost in the first round to Barbora Strycova. At the Hobart International, she reached the quarterfinal, losing there to Dominika Cibulkova. She lost in the first round of the Australian Open to Laura Siegemund.

Bertens then earned two important wins in Netherlands' Fed Cup tie against Russia, beating Ekaterina Makarova and Svetlana Kuznetsova. They ended up beating the 2015 finalists.[12] After that, Bertens had early defeats in Acapulco (losing to Naomi Osaka in the first round) and in Monterrey (losing in the last round of the qualifying to Pauline Parmentier). After entering Indian Wells' main draw as a qualifier, she lost in the first round to Coco Vandeweghe. Prior to the Miami Open, she played at the San Antonio Open where she reached the round of 16. Then, in Miami, she once again reached the main draw through qualifying and earned wins over Saisai Zheng and No.25 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova before retiring in the third set in her third-round match against Angelique Kerber.

Playing for Netherlands at the Fed Cup semis against France, Bertens kept her winning streak by beating Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic, both in straight sets; nonetheless, it was not enough as France won the tie in the doubles decider. After that, she started her clay season with a semifinals run in Rabat, only losing to Marina Erakovic.

At Nuremberg, Bertens won her second WTA singles title after defeating Mariana Duque Mariño in the final in straight sets.[13] In the second round she had defeated top-seeded Roberta Vinci which was her first win against a top-10 player. It was her first title since 2012.[14] She also won the doubles title alongside Johanna Larsson.

At the French Open, Bertens avenged her Miami loss by upsetting No.3 seed Angelique Kerber in three sets. She then beat Camila Giorgi, No.29 seed Daria Kasatkina, No.15 seed Madison Keys and No.8 seed Timea Bacsinszky en route to her first Grand Slam semifinal.[15] In her semifinal match against the No. 1 seed Serena Williams, Kiki played with a left calf injury[16] which made it difficult for her to move forward to Williams drop shots. Bertens never took advantage of a medical time out or took trainer treatment. Despite having two set points and being up by a break in both sets, she lost in straight sets. However, she entered the top 30 for the first time in her career.

Prior to Wimbledon, Bertens was scheduled to play at the Ricoh Open; however, due to the same injury that harmed her left calf, she was forced to pull out of the tournament. After a few weeks of recovery, Bertens kicked off her campaign at the third Grand Slam of the year and defeated Jelena Ostapenko and Mona Barthel to reach the third round of the tournament for the first time. She then lost to Simona Halep.

Her next tournament was the inaugural Ladies Championship Gstaad, where she reached the final. She lost one set to Tamira Paszek en route. In the final, Bertens lost in three sets to Viktorija Golubic. Despite the defeat, she climbed to No.21 in the rankings.

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runners-up)[edit]

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (3–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (3–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 28 April 2012 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem, Fes, Morocco Clay Spain Laura Pous Tió 7–5, 6–0
Winner 2. 21 May 2016 Nürnberger Versicherungscup, Nürnberg, Germany Clay Colombia Mariana Duque Mariño 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 17 July 2016 Ladies Championship Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Switzerland Viktorija Golubic 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 27 May 2017 Nürnberger Versicherungscup, Nürnberg, Germany Clay Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková 6–2, 6–1

Doubles: 8 (6 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (6-2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (4-2)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (2–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 17 January 2015 Hobart International, Hobart, Australia Hard Sweden Johanna Larsson Russia Vitalia Diatchenko
Romania Monica Niculescu
7–5, 6–3
Winner 2. 19 July 2015 Swedish Open, Båstad, Sweden Clay Sweden Johanna Larsson Germany Tatjana Maria
Ukraine Olga Savchuk
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 27 September 2015 Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea Hard Sweden Johanna Larsson Spain Lara Arruabarrena
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
6–2, 3–6, [6–10]
Runner-up 2. 27 February 2016 Mexican Open, Acapulco, Mexico Hard Sweden Johanna Larsson Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues
Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja
0–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 21 May 2016 Nürnberger Versicherungscup, Nürnberg, Germany Clay Sweden Johanna Larsson Japan Shuko Aoyama
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
6–3, 6–4
Winner 4. 16 October 2016 Linz Open, Linz, Austria Hard Sweden Johanna Larsson Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Czech Republic Květa Peschke
4–6, 6–2, [10–7]
Winner 5. 22 October 2016 Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Hard (i) Sweden Johanna Larsson Romania Monica Niculescu
Romania Patricia Maria Țig
4–6, 7–5, [11–9]
Winner 6. 7 January 2017 ASB Classic, Auckland, New Zealand Hard Sweden Johanna Larsson Netherlands Demi Schuurs
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
6–2, 6–2

ITF finals (18–6)[edit]

Singles (7–4)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2–1)
Clay (5–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 8 June 2009 Apeldoorn, Netherlands Clay France Natalie Piquion 3–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 1 September 2009 Almere, Netherlands Clay Netherlands Angelique van der Meet 6–2, 6–4
Winner 2. 28 September 2009 Antalya, Turkey Clay Russia Nanuli Pipiya 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 28 February 2010 Portimão, Portugal Hard Italy Claudia Giovine 3–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–1)
Runner-up 3. 8 June 2010 Apeldoorn, Netherlands Clay Netherlands Angelique van der Meet 5–7, 3–6
Winner 3. 21 June 2010 Rotterdam, Netherlands Clay Netherlands Daniëlle Harmsen 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 9 August 2010 Koksijde, Belgium Clay Poland Katarzyna Piter 4–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 14 August 2011 Koksijde, Belgium Clay Bulgaria Elitsa Kostova 6–2, 6–1
Winner 5. 5 March 2012 Irapuato, Mexico Hard Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova 6–4, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 6. 19 March 2012 Bath, United Kingdom Hard (i) Germany Annika Beck 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 7. 3 August 2015 Koksijde, Belgium Clay France Myrtille Georges 3–6, 6–2, 6–3

Doubles (11–2)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (8–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 27 July 2009 Bree, Belgium Clay Netherlands Quirine Lemoine Belgium An-Sophie Mestach
Netherlands Demi Schuurs
6–1, 6–0
Winner 2. 7 August 2009 Rebecq, Belgium Clay Netherlands Nicole Thijssen Romania Patricia Chirea
Italy Valentina Sulpizio
6–2, 7–5
Winner 3. 31 August 2009 Almere, Netherlands Clay Netherlands Nicole Thijssen Netherlands Daniëlle Harmsen
Netherlands Kim Kilsdonk
4–6, 6–2, [10–4]
Winner 4. 28 September 2009 Antalya, Turkey Clay Netherlands Marcella Koek Poland Barbara Sobaszkiewicz
Poland Sylwia Zagorska
6–4, 0–6, [10–4]
Winner 5. 14 November 2009 Jersey, United Kingdom Hard (i) Netherlands Daniëlle Harmsen Hungary Tímea Babos
Denmark Malou Ejdesgaard
7–5, 7–5
Winner 6. 15 March 2010 Antalya, Turkey Clay Netherlands Daniëlle Harmsen Oman Fatma Al-Nabhani
Chile Andrea Koch Benvenuto
6–2, 6–4
Winner 7. 27 September 2010 Helsinki, Finland Hard (i) Netherlands Richèl Hogenkamp Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer
France Kristina Mladenovic
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 1. 17 January 2011 Andrezieux, France Hard Netherlands Richèl Hogenkamp Croatia Darija Jurak
Russia Valeria Savinykh
3–6, 6–7(0–7)
Winner 8. 1 August 2011 Monteroni, Italy Clay Austria Nicole Rottmann Italy Gioia Barbieri
Italy Anastasia Grymalska
6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 26 September 2011 Madrid, Spain Hard Belgium Elyne Boeykens Spain Rocio De La Torre-Sanchez
Spain Georgina Garcia Perez
7–5, 4–6, 2–6
Winner 9. 6 November 2011 Ismaning, Germany Carpet United Kingdom Anne Keothavong Germany Kristina Barrois
Austria Yvonne Meusburger
6–3, 6–3
Winner 10. 5 May 2014 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay Sweden Johanna Larsson Argentina Tatiana Búa
Chile Daniela Seguel
7–6(7–4), 6–4
Winner 11. 27 July 2015 Sobota, Poland Clay Netherlands Richèl Hogenkamp Sweden Cornelia Lister
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko
7–6(7–2), 6–4

Performance timelines[edit]

(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.

Only results in WTA Tour main draw (incl. Grand Slams), Olympic Games and Fed Cup World Group are included in Win–Loss records.


Current through the 2017 Mutua Madrid Open.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q2 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 5 1–5
French Open A A Q1 1R 1R 4R 1R SF 0 / 5 8–5
Wimbledon A A A 2R 1R Q1 1R 3R 0 / 4 3–4
US Open A A Q1 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 5 2–5
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–3 0–4 3–3 2–4 7–4 0–1 0 / 19 14–19
WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments
Indian Wells A A A A 2R A 1R 1R 3R 0 / 4 2–4
Miami A A A A 2R 2R 1R 3R 1R 0 / 5 4–5
Madrid A A A A 1R A A A QF 0 / 2 3–2
Beijing A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
WTA Premier 5 Tournaments
Dubai / Doha A A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Rome A A A A 2R A A 1R SF 0 / 3 5–3
Canada A A A 2R 2R 1R A A 0 / 0 0–0
Cincinnati A A A 1R A Q1 A 1R 0 / 3 0–3
Wuhan Not Held A A A 0 / 0 0–0
National Representation
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held 1R NH 0 / 1 0–1
Fed Cup A A Z1 Z1 A Z1 PO SF 1R 0 / 2 18–2
Career Statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 2 0 / 0 2 / 3
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 14–12 14–19 13–14 9–17 30–20 12–13 92–96
Year-end ranking 569 230 184 63 87 69 101 22 49%


Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 1R QF 1R 2R 0 / 5 4–5
French Open 1R 1R A 1R QF 0 / 4 3–4
Wimbledon A A A 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2
US Open 1R 2R 1R 3R 2R 0 / 5 4–5
Win–Loss 0–2 1–3 0–2 5–4 5–4 1–1 0 / 16 12–16
Career Statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 2 / 3 3 / 4 1 / 1 6 / 8
Year-end ranking 296 326 251 38 37

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

Season 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score KB Rank
1. Italy Roberta Vinci No. 7 Nuremberg, Germany Clay 2nd Round 6–4, 7–6(7–4) 89
2. Germany Angelique Kerber No. 3 French Open, Paris, France Clay 1st Round 6–2, 3–6, 6–3 58
3. Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky No. 9 French Open, Paris, France Clay Quarterfinals 7–5, 6–2 58


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  14. ^ "Top-seeded Vinci loses to Bertens in Nuremberg". 18 May 2016. 
  15. ^ "Bertens, Thiem and Putintseva reach first quarter-finals". Roland Garros. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  16. ^ "Serena Beats Bertens, Will Face Muguruza in French Open Final - Tennis Now". Retrieved 2016-06-09. 

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