Barrois at the 2014 Nürnberger Versicherungscup
30 September 1981 |
Ottweiler, West Germany
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (single-handed backhand)|
|Career titles||15 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 57 (9 May 2011)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2010, 2011)|
|French Open||2R (2009)|
|US Open||2R (2009)|
|Career titles||1 WTA, 16 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 55 (20 February 2012)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2009, 2011, 2012)|
|French Open||2R (2011, 2014)|
|US Open||2R (2011)|
Kristina Barrois (born 30 September 1981) is a retired German tennis player.
Barrois won 15 singles and 16 doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 9 May 2011, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 57. On 20 February 2012, she peaked at world number 55 in the doubles rankings.
Barrois began playing tennis at the age of 9 in 1991 when she took the sport up herself and began to play at a tennis club. She completed her training as a government inspector at the Saarland Ministry of Justice before turning professional in 2005.
Barrois was trained by Patrick Schmidt, but is now trained by Andreas Spaniol, and her stamina-trainer is the footballer Bernd Franke.
She played in the German Fed Cup team in 2006, losing her singles match to Li Na, and also losing her doubles match. In the same year, she won the German Tennis Championship. She also qualified for the main draws of the Wimbledon Championships and the US Open. At Wimbledon, she lost to Shenay Perry. At the US Open, she lost to the world number one Amélie Mauresmo.
On 14 December 2008, she won her second German Tennis Championship against the unseeded Lydia Steinbach.
In 2009 she started off well as she qualified for Auckland but lost to up-and-coming Russian teenager Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. She then fell in the qualifying round of the Hobart event to British player Melanie South. She also reached the first round of the Australian Open, where she pushed the number-four seeded Russian, Elena Dementieva, but eventually lost in three sets. In February she reached the second round in Memphis, but fell short against former world number 30 Michaëlla Krajicek. In March, she played an ITF event where she lost in the quarterfinals to British player Katie O'Brien. She did extremely well at the premier mandatory event in Indian Wells, where she beat French star Alizé Cornet in the second round. She lost, however, to Hungarian Ágnes Szávay in the next round. She reached the second round of the French Open, where Victoria Azarenka beat her and the US Open, where she lost to Dinara Safina.
In 2010, she reached the second round on the Australian Open, losing to Samantha Stosur. She qualified for her first ever final in a WTA tournament, the Internationaux de Strasbourg, which Maria Sharapova won in straight sets. She reached the second round of Wimbledon, being knocked out by Justine Henin.
|Runner-up||1.||22 May 2010||Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France||Clay||Maria Sharapova||5–7, 1–6|
|Runner-up||2.||30 April 2011||Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal||Clay||Anabel Medina Garrigues||1–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||1.||24 April 2011||Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Stuttgart, Germany||Clay (i)||Jasmin Wöhr|| Sabine Lisicki
|Runner-up||2.||21 July 2013||Gastein Ladies, Bad Gastein, Austria||Clay||Eleni Daniilidou|| Sandra Klemenschits
|Runner-up||3.||20 October 2013||Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg||Hard (i)||Laura Thorpe|| Stephanie Vogt
|Winner||1.||18 October 2014||Luxembourg Open, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg||Hard (i)||Timea Bacsinszky|| Lucie Hradecká
|3-6, 6-4, [10-4]|
Grand Slam performance timeline
- Datla, Anand (23 May 2010). "Sharapova crowned Queen of Strasbourg, Dulgheru rules Warsaw". The Sports Campus. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
- "Hobgarski weiter, Barrois beendet Karriere". Saarländischer Rundfunk (in German). 12 October 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
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