Marta Domachowska

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Marta Domachowska
Marta Domachowska.jpg
Domachowska at the 2007 EmblemHealth Bronx Open
Country (sports) Poland Poland
Residence Podkowa Leśna, Poland
Born (1986-01-16) 16 January 1986 (age 32)
Warsaw, Poland
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro 2001
Retired 01 December 2015
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$1,063,113
Career record 323–249
Career titles 0 WTA, 8 ITF
Highest ranking No. 37 (3 April 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2008)
French Open 2R (2005, 2008)
Wimbledon 2R (2008)
US Open 1R (2005, 2006, 2008, 2009)
Career record 117–130
Career titles 1 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest ranking No. 62 (30 January 2006)
Last updated on: 01 December 2015.

Marta Domachowska (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmarta dɔmaˈxɔfska]; born 16 January 1986 in Warsaw) is a Polish retired professional tennis player ranked World No. 37 in singles (2006) and World No. 62 in doubles (2006). She reached 2008 Australian Open fourth round in singles and won 2006 Canberra International in doubles with Roberta Vinci. She also reached three WTA Tour singles finals at 2004 Hansol Korea Open (lost to Maria Sharapova), 2005 Internationaux de Strasbourg (lost to Anabel Medina Garrigues) and 2006 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships (lost to Sofia Arvidsson). She was 2003 Australian Open finalist in girls' singles, represented Poland at the 2008 Summer Olympics and was member of Poland Fed Cup team. Domachowska was the best female Polish tennis player after Magdalena Grzybowska's retirement and before Agnieszka Radwańska's successes.


Early life and junior career[edit]

Marta was born in Warsaw to Wieslaw and Barbara. She started playing tennis at age seven,[1] and reached the semi finals of the Australian Open Junior Championships in 2003.

Professional career[edit]


In her sole appearance at a WTA tournament in 2001, as an unranked wildcard in Sopot qualifying, she lost in the first round. 2002 marked her second Tour appearance, as an unranked wildcard in Warsaw. During the year she reached the doubles semifinals in Sopot and won first her first two ITF singles titles along with her first doubles title. She debuted on Tour Rankings on May 20 at No.745 and amassed a 29-12 ITF singles record (finished as no. 356)[1] and 9–7 doubles record. She again accepted a wildcard at Warsaw, and also at Sopot in 2003, where she won the first round of both. She won her third singles title and finished the season ranked no. 244 in singles.[1]

In 2004, she won two more ITF titles and reached a WTA final in Seoul. She defeated Anna Smashnova to reach the semifinals in Sopot, and reached the quarter-finals in Casablanca. She made her debut in the top 100 (at no. 100) on 27 September 2004. Even though she failed to qualify for the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open, she compiled a 42-20 singles record and 12-9 doubles record, finishing the season ranked no. 74 in singles.[1]

2005 was the best year for Domachowska results-wise. She was runner-up in the Tier III tournament in Strasbourg and reached the semis in Beijing, a Tier II. She made her debut in the main draw of all four majors and made her debut in the top 50 (at No. 48) on June 6. She was runner-up in two doubles tournaments. Although, she had to withdraw from Hyderabad and Memphis after spraining her right shoulder.[citation needed] Her record for the year was 24-26 in singles (finishing the year no. 60)[1] and 14-16 in doubles.

She won her first WTA tour title in 2006 with (Roberta Vinci) in a tournament in Canberra. She reached a singles final in Memphis and achieved a new singles career of no. 37 on April 3. She and Sania Mirza finished runner-up in Cincinnati, and with Marion Bartoli, reached the semi finals in Stanford. But she failed to advance past the first round in all four grand slams, and withdrew the Charleston, and Bali due to injuries. Poor results in Beijing and Seoul resulted in her finishing the year at no. 90.[1]


After not playing Memphis in 2007, her ranking dropped to no. 166. As a result, she played multiple ITF-level tournaments, reaching the semi finals in one instance. She managed to qualify for the Seoul and Stockholm WTA tournaments, but failed to qualify for nine WTA events (including two majors), and lacked a win at all in grand slams that year. As the world no. 179, and as a qualifier, she won a $100,000 ITF tournament in Poitiers, defeating Anna Lapushchenkova. It was her first singles title since 2003 and the biggest tournament win in her career. She won an ITF doubles title in Rome, and finished no. 143 in singles and no. 240 in doubles for the year.

In the 2008 Australian Open, she achieved her best grand slam result, reaching the fourth round, before she lost to Venus Williams. Due to this result, Domachowska returned to the top 100 (at no. 82). Domachowska also represented Poland in the singles draw at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she lost in the first round. She finished year at no. 56.[1]

In 2009 in singles, she lost in the first round of all four grand slams, including the US Open as a qualifier. Domachowska, did however, manage to reach the singles quarterfinals of Istanbul.

In March 2013, she posed for the Polish edition of Playboy.

In December 2015, she retired from professional tennis. She later went into coaching assistant activities, becoming the hitting partner of Caroline Wozniacki in 2014.


Marta was born to Barbara and Wieslaw and currently resides in Podkowa Leśna, Poland. She has an older sister Magdalena. Speaks Polish, English, Russian and Spanish. Other than tennis, she enjoys sports such as football and swimming.[1]

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (0–3)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. September 27, 2004 Seoul, South Korea Hard Russia Maria Sharapova 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. May 21, 2005 Strasbourg, France Clay Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. February 25, 2006 Memphis, United States Hard Sweden Sofia Arvidsson 2–6, 6–2, 3–6

Doubles: 5 (1–4)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. January 31, 2005 Pattaya City, Thailand Hard Croatia Silvija Talaja Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
Romania Andreea Vanc
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. May 21, 2005 Strasbourg, France Clay Germany Marlene Weingärtner France Marion Bartoli
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
3–6, 2–6
Winner 1. January 13, 2006 Canberra, Australia Hard Italy Roberta Vinci United Kingdom Claire Curran
Latvia Līga Dekmeijere
7–6(5), 6–3
Runner-up 3. July 23, 2006 Cincinnati, United States Hard India Sania Mirza Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Maria Elena Camerin
4–6, 6–3, 2–6
Runner-up 4. September 14, 2008 Bali, Indonesia Hard Russia Nadia Petrova Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
China Peng Shuai
7–6(4), 6–7(3), 7–10

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

ITF Circuit singles: 14 (8–6)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. August 11, 2002 Olecko, Poland Clay Romania Liana Ungur 1–6, 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 2. August 5, 2002 Gdynia, Poland Clay Romania Delia Sescioreanu 6–7, 1–6
Winner 3. November 3, 2002 Stockholm, Sweden Hard Germany Sabrina Jolk 6–3, 6–4
Winner 4. July 13, 2003 Toruń, Poland Clay Belarus Anastasiya Yakimova 7–5, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 5. October 20, 2003 Opole, Poland Carpet Belarus Tatsiana Uvarova 4-6, 6-3, 4-6
Winner 6. February 1, 2004 Belfort, France Hard Germany Adriana Barna 3–6, 6–0, 6–0
Winner 7. February 15, 2004 Warsaw, Poland Carpet Germany Angelique Kerber 7–6(5), 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 8. February 5, 2006 Urtijëi, Italy Carpet (i) Czech Republic Eva Birnerová 6-4, 5-7, 2-6
Winner 9. November 25, 2007 Poitiers, France Hard Russia Anna Lapushchenkova 7–5, 6–0
Winner 10. January 30, 2011 Grenoble, France Hard United Kingdom Naomi Broady 6–4 6–4
Runner-up 11. March 21, 2011 Bath, Great Britain Hard Switzerland Stefanie Vögele 6–7(3), 7–5, 6–2
Winner 12. June 13, 2011 Istanbul, Turkey Hard Georgia (country) Margalita Chakhnashvili 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 13. July 24, 2011 Samsun, Turkey Hard Russia Yulia Putintseva 7–6(6), 6–2
Runner-up 14. October 29, 2011 Barnstaple, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Anne Keothavong 6–1, 6–3

ITF Circuit doubles: 10 (5–5)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. November 3, 2002 Stockholm, Sweden Hard Belgium Elke Clijsters Sweden Jenny Loow
Netherlands Suzanne van Hartingsveldt
6-1 6-1
Runner-up 2. May 16, 2004 St. Gaudens, France Clay Argentina Natalia Gussoni Romania Ruxandra Dragomir-Ilie
Romania Andreea Vanc
6–3, 6–1
Winner 3. May 12, 2007 Rome, Italy Clay Finland Emma Laine Estonia Maret Ani
Belgium Caroline Maes
1-0 ret.
Runner-up 4. October 26, 2009 Poitiers, France Hard Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek France Julie Coin
Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
3-6 6-3 3-10
Runner-up 5. February 4, 2011 Sutton, Great Britain Hard (i) Croatia Darija Jurak Finland Emma Laine
United Kingdom Melanie South
3-6, 7-5 8-10
Runner-up 6. March 21, 2011 Bath, Great Britain Hard Poland Katarzyna Piter Hungary Tímea Babos
Luxembourg Anne Kremer
7–6(5), 6–2
Winner 7. June 13, 2011 Istanbul, Turkey Hard Serbia Teodora Mirčić Australia Daniella Dominikovic
Turkey Melis Sezer
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 8. July 30, 2012 Trnava, Slovak Republic Clay Austria Sandra Klemenschits Romania Elena Bogdan
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
6-7, 4-6
Winner 9. September 23, 2013 Clermont-Ferrand, France Hard Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek Russia Margarita Gasparyan
Ukraine Alyona Sotnikova
5-7 6-4 10-8
Winner 10. October 21, 2013 Saguenay, Quebec, Canada Hard (i) Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková Canada Françoise Abanda
United States Victoria Duval
7-5 6-3

Singles performance timeline[edit]

(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)

This table is current through the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Florida, which ended 5 April 2009.

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 W-L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 2R 1R 1R 4R 1R Q1 A Q2 7-6
French Open Q1 2R 1R Q1 2R 1R Q2 A Q1 3-6
Wimbledon Q2 1R 1R A 2R 1R A A Q1 2-5
US Open Q3 1R 1R Q2 1R 1R Q1 Q3 Q1 3-6
Win–Loss 3-2 2-4 0-4 1-3 8-4 0–4 1-3 0-0 0-0 15-23
Year End Ranking 74 60 90 143 180 140 299 157 225 N/A


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