Laura Siegemund

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Laura Siegemund
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Full nameLaura Natalie Siegemund
Country (sports) Germany
ResidenceStuttgart, Germany
Born (1988-03-04) 4 March 1988 (age 32)
Filderstadt, West Germany
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachAntonio Zucca
Prize money$3,176,660
Singles
Career record491–322 (60.4%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 27 (29 August 2016)
Current rankingNo. 50 (19 October 2020)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2016)
French OpenQF (2020)
Wimbledon2R (2019)
US Open3R (2016)
Other tournaments
Olympic GamesQF (2016)
Doubles
Career record236–150 (61.1%)
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 33 (14 September 2020)
Current rankingNo. 40 (19 October 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2017)
French Open3R (2016, 2019)
Wimbledon3R (2019)
US OpenW (2020)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2016)
Mixed doubles
Career titles1
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2017)
WimbledonQF (2019)
US OpenW (2016)
Team competitions
Fed Cup1R (2017, 2019)
Last updated on: 19 October 2020.

Laura Natalie Siegemund[1] (born 4 March 1988 in Filderstadt) is a German professional tennis player.

She has won two singles and six doubles titles (including the 2020 US Open) on the WTA Tour, as well as 12 singles and 20 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. On 29 August 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 27, and on 14 September 2020, she peaked at No. 33 in the doubles rankings.

Biography[edit]

Siegemund was born to parents Harro (an engineer) and Brigitta Siegemund. She has two siblings. She was introduced to tennis by her family at age three. Siegemund lived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from age four to seven and in Jakarta, Indonesia from nine to ten. She is fluent in German, English, and French, and in 2016, she completed her bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Hagen. Her tennis idol growing up was Steffi Graf.[2]

Career[edit]

Siegemund at the 2015 Wimbledon qualifying
Siegemund at the 2016 US Open
Siegemund at the 2017 Nuremberg Cup

2000: Junior years[edit]

Siegemund won the Junior Orange Bowl in the "12 and under" age category as the first German since Steffi Graf in 1981.

2002–14: Contesting mainly on ITF Circuit[edit]

In 2002, Siegemund played her first events on the ITF Circuit. The following year, she contested her first WTA qualifying in Leipzig, Germany.

In 2004, she continued playing on ITF tournaments, and won her first ITF doubles title in 2005 in Darmstadt, Germany, and her first ITF singles title in 2006 in Lagos, Nigeria; and in that year also three other ITF doubles titles, but fell in WTA singles qualifying twice.

In 2007, she won one ITF doubles title, but fell in WTA singles qualifying once. She won three ITF doubles titles in 2008 and two ITF doubles titles in 2009, but fell in WTA singles qualifying at the US Open.

In 2010, she played her first WTA Tour main draw at the Swedish Open, falling in the first round as a qualifier. She also won four doubles titles on the ITF Circuit, but fell in WTA tournament singles qualifying once.

She won one ITF singles title in 2011, but fell in WTA singles qualifying nine times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open). In 2012, she won three singles titles and one doubles title on the ITF Circuit.

In 2013, she won three singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit, but fell in WTA singles qualifying once (again US Open).

In 2014, she won her first main-draw match on the WTA Tour at the Swedish Open in Båstad, defeating Yaroslava Shvedova in the first round. She won two singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit, but fell in the first round once and in WTA singles qualifying four times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open).[3]

2015: Progressing into a first Grand Slam main draw[edit]

Siegemund got to the top 100 in the WTA ranking (finishing No. 90).

She reached the quarterfinals at the WTA Tour twice in Florianópolis, Brazil and in Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg. She reached the second round once; fell in the first round four times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open) and in qualifying five times (incl. the other two majors).

She won three WTA doubles titles and also won one singles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

In Wimbledon, she reached her first Grand Slam main draw after exiting ten times in the qualification rounds.[4]

2016: Breakthrough, first WTA title and Grand Slam mixed doubles title[edit]

At the Australian Open, Siegemund scored one of her biggest victories, defeating former world No. 1 Jelena Janković in the second round in three sets.[5]

In April, she made an upset by reaching the final as a qualifier in Stuttgart, losing to compatriot and defending champion Angelique Kerber. On her way to this success she beat three top-10 players in a row (Simona Halep, Roberta Vinci and Agnieszka Radwańska), all of them in straight sets.[6]

At the Premier Mandatory Madrid Open, she reached as a qualifier the third round. After beating ninth-seed Svetlana Kuznetsova and Mirjana Lučić-Baroni she lost to Sorana Cîrstea.

At the French Open and in Wimbledon, she was knocked out in the first round.

In July, she won the first WTA title of her career in Båstad, the place where she played her first match on the WTA Tour in 2010. In the final, she defeated Kateřina Siniaková in straight sets.[7]

She got to the quarterfinals at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

In September, she won her first Grand Slam title, winning the US Open mixed-doubles championship with Mate Pavić.[8]

2017: First Premier title and injury[edit]

After winning only one of nine matches on hardcourt, Siegemund started the clay-court season by reaching the semifinals of the Charleston Open.

She won her second career title in her hometown Premier event Stuttgart Open after a wildcard entry, defeating Kristina Mladenovic in the final in three sets.[9]

In May at the Nuremberg Cup, she suffered a knee injury which kept her out for the rest of the season.[10]

2018: Return to the tour[edit]

Siegemund made her return to the WTA Tour at the Charleston Open in April, where she got to the second round.[11]

She received a wildcard to compete at the Stuttgart Open as the defending champion. In the first round, she beat Barbora Strýcová,[12] before losing to CoCo Vandeweghe in round two.[13]

In October, she won the doubles title at the Kremlin Cup, partnering Alexandra Panova.[14]

2019[edit]

Siegemund reached the semifinals of the Bucharest Open in July.[15]

2020[edit]

Siegemund won the US Open women's doubles title in partnership with Vera Zvonareva, defeating Nicole Melichar and Xu Yifan in the final, in straight sets. This was her first career Grand Slam title in women's doubles.[16]

She reached her first Grand Slam singles quarterfinal at the French Open.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments[18]
Australian Open A A A A A A Q3 3R 1R A 2R 2R 0 / 4 4–4 50%
French Open A A Q2 A A Q3 Q2 1R A 1R 2R QF 0 / 4 5–4 56%
Wimbledon A A Q1 A A Q2 1R 1R A A 2R NH 0 / 3 1–3 25%
US Open Q1 A Q1 A Q2 Q3 1R 3R A 1R 2R 1R 0 / 5 3–5 38%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 4–4 0–1 0–2 4–4 5–3 0 / 16 13–16 45%
Career statistics
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 Career total: 2
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 Career total: 3
Year-end ranking 227 225 243 383 235 161 90 31 69 117 73

Grand Slam doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments[18]
Australian Open A 1R 2R A 1R 1R 0 / 4 1–4 20%
French Open A 3R A A 3R 2R 0 / 3 5–3 63%
Wimbledon Q1 1R A A 3R NH 0 / 2 2–2 50%
US Open 2R 1R A 3R 3R W 1 / 5 10–4 71%
Win–Loss 1–1 2–4 1–1 2–1 6–4 6–2 1 / 14 18–13 58%
Career statistics
Titles 3 0 0 1 1 1 Career total: 6
Finals 4 1 0 2 1 1 Career total: 9
Year-end ranking 44 86 128 80 82

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Women's doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2020 US Open Hard Russia Vera Zvonareva United States Nicole Melichar
China Xu Yifan
6–4, 6–4

Mixed doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2016 US Open Hard Croatia Mate Pavić United States CoCo Vandeweghe
United States Rajeev Ram
6–4, 6–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athlete Information". 2013 Summer Universiade. Archived from the original on 28 February 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Getting to know Laura Siegemund". Tennis World USA.
  3. ^ "Laura Siegemund Bio". WTA.
  4. ^ "Siegemund vor Wimbledon-Debüt" [Siegemund before Wimbledon debut] (in German). Sport1.de. 25 June 2015.
  5. ^ Beattie, Michael (21 January 2016). "Jankovic crashes to inspired Siegemund". ausopen.com. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Kerber ends Siegemund fairytale to defend Stuttgart title". Reuters. 24 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Siegemund Triumphs In Bastad". WTA. 24 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Pavic and Siegemund win U.S. Open mixed doubles". Eurosport. 9 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Siegemund seals Stuttgart title in Mladenovic epic". WTA. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  10. ^ "German Siegemund out for six months with torn ligament". Reuters. 26 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Stuttgart champ Siegemund returns". Tennis.Life. 2 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Siegemund starts Stuttgart title defense with Strycova victory". WTA. 24 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Aus für Titelverteidigerin Siegemund in Stuttgart" [Defending champion Siegemund is out in Stuttgart] (in German). RTL.de. 26 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Laura Siegemund gewinnt Doppelwettbewerb in Moskau" [Laura Siegemund wins doubles competition in Moscow] (in German). tennisnet.com. 20 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Siegemund slides into semifinals in Bucharest". WTA. 19 July 2019.
  16. ^ "Siegemund, Zvonareva storm to US Open doubles title". WTA. 11 September 2020.
  17. ^ "Siegemund overcomes spirited Badosa to reach French Open quarters". Reuters. 5 October 2020.
  18. ^ a b "Laura Siegemund". Australian Open. Retrieved 18 June 2020.

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