|Country (sports)||United States|
April 3, 1990 |
Dover, Delaware, United States
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||$ 1,248,784|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 8 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 35 (4 May 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 57 (8 February 2016)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2015)|
|French Open||1R (2008, 2015, 2016)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2015, 2016)|
|US Open||3R (2015)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 6 ITF|
|Highest ranking||148 (21 September 2015)|
|Current ranking||199 (8 February 2016)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2016)|
|French Open||2R (2015)|
|US Open||1R (2007, 2015)|
|Last updated on: 8 February 2016.|
Madison Brengle (born April 3, 1990) is an American professional tennis player currently on the WTA Tour. Her biggest success occurred in early 2015, reaching her first WTA final in January followed by a fourth round major appearance at the Australian Open; in May her ranking reached a career-best of No. 35 in the world.
Brengle toiled for years in the ITF Women's Circuit. Over the course of 24 consecutive majors she failed to make it out of the pre-tournament qualifier; the streak ended when she earned a wildcard for the 2014 US Open main draw, which she capitalized on for her first major match win. Her ranking soon rose into the world top 100 for the first time.
Brengle is what some coaches would call a scrappy player. None of her strokes are clean and textbook. Her game is built around counter-punching and waiting for her opponents error. When serving she uses an abbreviated service motion. Her forehand has a low follow-through. Sometimes on her backhand she will drive the ball flat using a half-swing. Brengle moves quickly around the court and is willing to battle to win her matches.
In 2006, Brengle won the Easter Bowl doubles championships with Kristy Frilling, defeating Sanaz Marand and Ashley Weinhold in the final. In 2007, Brengle reached the 2007 Australian Open girls' singles final, before going down to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Even though Brengle and Julia Cohen were the top seeds at the 2007 French Open girls' doubles competition, the team lost in the first round.
Seeded seventh, Brengle lost in the 2007 Wimbledon girls' singles competition to Urszula Radwańska, 2–6, 6–3, 6–0. Along with this singles performance, Brengle and Chelsey Gullickson reached the girls' doubles semifinals before losing to top seeds and eventual champions Pavlyuchenkova and Radwańska.
2005 saw Brengle win her first ITF title, when, as a fifteen-year-old, she won a title in Baltimore. In the final, she defeated Beau Jones.
In 2007, Brengle received wildcard entries into two Grand Slam tournaments, losing in the first round both times. Accepted into the 2007 Australian Open women's draw, Brengle lost to ninth-seeded Patty Schnyder. She was allowed another wildcard into the 2007 U.S. Open, where she lost to Bethanie Mattek. Brengle and Ashley Weinhold were doubles wildcards, but lost in the first round of the doubles competition to eventual quarterfinalists Stéphanie Foretz and Yaroslava Shvedova.
Brengle won her first WTA match of the 2007 season by defeating former top-20 player Flavia Pennetta before losing to Elena Dementieva in the following round. In addition, the American reached the second round of the 2007 French Open qualifying draw.
On the ITF Circuit, Brengle reached three out of four singles finals in the first four months of the year. Brengle and Kristie Frilling won an ITF doubles title in Augusta, Georgia. In the final, the team defeated Angelina Gabueva and Alisa Kleybanova.
In 2008, Brengle received a wild card into the French Open after winning a wild card tournament, defeating Ahsha Rolle in the finals. The US Open and the French Open agreed to exchange wild cards in their respective tournaments.
In 2011, Brengle finally won her second ITF title at Hammond, LA. She also reached the final at another ITF event at Rancho Santa Fe, CA. At College Park she defeated recent Wimbledon third rounder Melinda Czink to win her first WTA match since Quebec City in 2009.
In 2012, Brengle won her third ITF title at Fort Walton Beach, Florida. She also won the doubles title with Paula Kania of Poland.
In 2013, Brengle won her fourth ITF title at Rancho Santa Fe, CA.
Brengle had a strong start to her 2014 season, qualifying through to the main draw at the Moorilla Hobart International, but was narrowly defeated in the first round by top seed Samantha Stosur in a final-set tiebreak. The next week, she was in touching distance of a main draw berth at the Australian Open, but lost to Irina-Camelia Begu in the final qualifying round. In July, she won the $50,000 Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships, beating Nicole Gibbs in the final. Later in the year, she was awarded a wildcard into the main draw of the US Open, where she recorded her first ever Grand Slam win over Julia Glushko of Israel.
She moved into the Top 100 for first time on 29 September 2014 after winning $50,000 2014 Redrock Open in Las Vegas defeating Nicole Vaidišová, Kateryna Bondarenko and Michelle Larcher de Brito all in straight sets.
At the 2015 Australian Open Brengle defeated the 13th ranked Andrea Petkovic in the first round. Then she won in straight sets against both Irina Falconi and Coco Vandeweghe, eventually losing in the 4th round to Madison Keys, 2–6 4–6. This was her best performance in a Grand Slam tournament so far.
Wins over top 10 players
|1.||Petra Kvitová||No. 4||Stuttgart, Germany||Clay(i)||2nd Round||6–3, 7–6(7–2)|
|2.||Petra Kvitová||No. 8||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||2nd Round||0–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–3|
|3.||Serena Williams||No. 2||Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||2nd Round||6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–4|
Singles: 1 (0–1)
|Runner-up||1.||17 January 2015||Hobart International, Hobart, Australia||Hard||Heather Watson||3–6, 4–6|
Singles: 15 (8–7)
|Winner||1.||17 July 2005||Baltimore, United States||Hard||Beau Jones||6–4, 6–1|
|Runner–up||1.||11 June 2006||Hilton Head, United States||Hard||Julie Ditty||3–6, 2–6|
|Runner–up||2.||25 February 2007||Clearwater, United States||Hard||Stanislava Hrozenská||4–6, 3–6|
|Runner–up||3.||1 April 2007||Hammond, United States||Hard||Yuan Meng||2–6, 2–6|
|Runner–up||4.||27 June 2010||Boston, United States||Hard||Jamie Hampton||2–6, 1–6|
|Runner–up||5.||6 February 2011||Rancho Santa Fe, United States||Hard||Michelle Larcher de Brito||6–3, 4–6, 1–6|
|Winner||2.||6 March 2011||Hammond, United States||Hard||Stéphanie Foretz Gacon||6–3, 6–3|
|Winner||3.||11 March 2012||Fort Walton Beach, United States||Hard||Tereza Mrdeža||6–4, 3–6, 6–3|
|Winner||4.||17 February 2013||Rancho Santa Fe, United States||Hard||Nicole Gibbs||6–1, 6–4|
|Runner–up||6.||6 July 2013||Sacramento, United States||Hard||Mayo Hibi||5–7, 0–6|
|Winner||5.||11 August 2013||Landisville, United States||Hard||Olivia Rogowska||6–2, 6–0|
|Runner–up||7.||27 October 2013||Florence, United States||Hard||Anna Tatishvili||2–6, 6–4, 4–6|
|Winner||6.||21 July 2014||Lexington, United States||Hard||Nicole Gibbs||6–3, 6–4|
|Winner||7.||28 September 2014||Las Vegas, United States||Hard||Michelle Larcher de Brito||6–1, 6–4|
|Winner||8.||3 April 2016||Osprey, United States||Hard||Lara Arruabarrena||4–6, 6–4, 6–3|
Doubles: 9 (6–3)
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Partner||Opponents in the final||Score|
|Winner||1.||28 October 2007||Augusta, United States||Hard||Kristy Frilling|| Angelina Gabueva
|Winner||2.||11 May 2008||Indian Harbour Beach, United States||Clay||Kristy Frilling|| Raquel Kops-Jones
|2–6, 6–4, [10–7]|
|Runner–up||1.||9 August 2009||Vancouver, Canada||Hard||Lilia Osterloh|| Ahsha Rolle
|Runner–up||2.||18 April 2010||Osprey, United States||Clay||Asia Muhammad|| María Irigoyen
|Winner||3.||17 October 2010||Troy, United States||Hard||Asia Muhammad|| Alina Jidkova
|Runner–up||3.||23 October 2011||Rock Hill, United States||Hard||Gabriela Paz|| Maria Abramović
|3–6, 6–3, [10–5]|
|Winner||4.||11 March 2012||Fort Walton Beach, United States||Hard||Paula Kania|| Elena Bovina
|Winner||5.||27 October 2013||Florence, United States||Hard||Anamika Bhargava|| Kristi Boxx
|Winner||6.||26 October 2014||Macon, United States||Hard||Alexa Glatch|| Anna Tatishvili
Singles performance timeline
|Grand Slam tournaments|
- "Brengle enjoying breakthrough on clay in Stuttgart". tennis.com. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
- "Madison Brengle is 46: a Saga in Three Acts (So Far)". 11 February 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
- "A 'Soviet' Plan to Save U.S. Tennis". The Wall Street Journal. 19 May 2007. Retrieved 25 April 2015.