Marta Domachowska

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Marta Domachowska
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Domachowska 2014
Country (sports) Poland
ResidencePodkowa Leśna
Born (1986-01-16) 16 January 1986 (age 37)
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro2001
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,063,111
Career record323–249 (56.5%)
Career titles8 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 37 (3 April 2006)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open4R (2008)
French Open2R (2005, 2008)
Wimbledon2R (2008)
US Open1R (2005, 2006, 2008, 2009)
Career record117–130 (47.4%)
Career titles1 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 62 (30 January 2006)

Marta Domachowska (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmarta dɔmaˈxɔfska]; born 16 January 1986) is a former tennis player from Poland.

She was ranked world No. 37 in singles (2006) and No. 62 in doubles (2006), and 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 the 2004 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.

Junior career[edit]

Marta started playing tennis at age seven,[1] and reached the semifinals of the Australian Open Junior Championships in 2003.

Professional career[edit]


In her sole appearance at a WTA Tour 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 WTA 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 tournament final in Seoul. She defeated Anna Smashnova to reach the semifinals in Sopot, and reached the quarterfinals 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 semifinals in Beijing, a Tier II event. 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 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 semifinals 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 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 Slam tournaments, including the US Open as a qualifier. Domachowska, however, did manage to reach the singles quarterfinals of Istanbul.

In March 2013, she posed for the Polish edition of Playboy.[2]

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

2022: Possible comeback[edit]

In late 2021, it was announced by the International Tennis Federation that Domachowska would be eligible to compete again from January 2022.[3]

Personal life[edit]

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

She has been in a relationship with Polish tennis player Jerzy Janowicz since 2013.[4] They announced her first pregnancy on December 24, 2018, via Instagram and she gave birth to their son Filip Janowicz on January 1, 2019.[5]

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (3 runner-ups)[edit]

Grand Slam (0–0)
Tier I (0–0)
Tier II (0–0)
Tier III, IV & V (0–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Sep 2004 Korea Open, South Korea Hard Russia Maria Sharapova 1–6, 1–6
Loss 2. May 2005 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France Clay Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues 4–6, 3–6
Loss 3. Feb 2006 Memphis Cup, United States Hard (i) Sweden Sofia Arvidsson 2–6, 6–2, 3–6

Doubles: 5 (1 title, 4 runner-ups)[edit]

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Jan 2005 Pattaya Open, Thailand Hard Croatia Silvija Talaja Spain Rosa María Andrés Rodríguez
Romania Andreea Vanc
3–6, 1–6
Loss 2. May 2005 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France Clay Germany Marlene Weingärtner France Marion Bartoli
Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
3–6, 2–6
Win 1. Jan 2006 Canberra International, Australia Hard Italy Roberta Vinci United Kingdom Claire Curran
Latvia Līga Dekmeijere
7–6(5), 6–3
Loss 3. Jul 2006 Cincinnati Open, United States Hard India Sania Mirza Argentina Gisela Dulko
Italy Maria Elena Camerin
4–6, 6–3, 2–6
Loss 4. Sep 2008 Bali Classic, 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]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 14 (8–6)[edit]

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 11 August 2002 ITF Olecko, Poland Clay Romania Liana Ungur 1–6, 6–3, 6–1
Loss 1. 5 August 2002 ITF Gdynia, Poland Clay Romania Delia Sescioreanu 6–7, 1–6
Win 2. 3 November 2002 ITF Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Germany Sabrina Jolk 6–3, 6–4
Win 3. 13 July 2003 ITF Toruń, Poland Clay Belarus Anastasiya Yakimova 7–5, 3–6, 6–4
Loss 2. 20 October 2003 ITF Opole, Poland Carpet (i) Belarus Tatsiana Uvarova 4–6, 6–3, 4–6
Win 4. 1 February 2004 ITF Belfort, France Hard (i) Germany Adriana Barna 3–6, 6–0, 6–0
Win 5. 15 February 2004 ITF Warsaw, Poland Carpet (i) Germany Angelique Kerber 7–6(5), 3–6, 6–3
Loss 3. 5 February 2006 ITF Urtijëi, Italy Carpet (i) Czech Republic Eva Birnerová 6–4, 5–7, 2–6
Win 6. 25 November 2007 ITF Poitiers, France Hard (i) Russia Anna Lapushchenkova 7–5, 6–0
Win 7. 30 January 2011 Open de l'Isère, France Hard (i) United Kingdom Naomi Broady 6–4, 6–4
Loss 4. 21 March 2011 GB Pro-Series Bath, United Kingdom Hard (i) Switzerland Stefanie Vögele 6–7(3), 7–5, 6–2
Win 8. 13 June 2011 ITF Istanbul, Turkey Hard Georgia (country) Margalita Chakhnashvili 7–5, 6–3
Loss 5. 24 July 2011 ITF Samsun, Turkey Hard Russia Yulia Putintseva 7–6(6), 6–2
Loss 6. 29 October 2011 GB Pro-Series Barnstaple, UK Hard (i) United Kingdom Anne Keothavong 6–1, 6–3

Doubles: 10 (5–5)[edit]

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 3 November 2002 ITF Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Belgium Elke Clijsters Sweden Jenny Loow
Netherlands Suzanne van Hartingsveldt
6–1, 6–1
Loss 1. 16 May 2004 Open Saint-Gaudens,
Clay Argentina Natalia Gussoni Romania Ruxandra Dragomir-Ilie
Romania Andreea Vanc
6–3, 6–1
Win 2. 12 May 2007 ITF Roma, Italy Clay Finland Emma Laine Estonia Maret Ani
Belgium Caroline Maes
1–0 ret.
Loss 2. 26 October 2009 ITF Poitiers, France Hard (i) Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek France Julie Coin
Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
3–6, 6–3, [3–10]
Loss 3. 4 February 2011 ITF Sutton, UK Hard (i) Croatia Darija Jurak Finland Emma Laine
United Kingdom Melanie South
3–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Loss 4. 21 March 2011 GB Pro-Series Bath, UK Hard (i) Poland Katarzyna Piter Hungary Tímea Babos
Luxembourg Anne Kremer
7–6(5), 6–2
Win 3. 13 June 2011 ITF Istanbul, Turkey Hard Serbia Teodora Mirčić Australia Daniella Dominikovic
Turkey Melis Sezer
6–4, 6–2
Loss 5. 30 July 2012 Empire Slovak Open Clay Austria Sandra Klemenschits Romania Elena Bogdan
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
6–7, 4–6
Win 4. 23 September 2013 ITF Clermont-Ferrand,
Hard (i) Netherlands Michaëlla Krajicek Russia Margarita Gasparyan
Ukraine Alyona Sotnikova
5–7, 6–4, [10–8]
Win 5. 21 October 2013 Challenger de Saguenay, Canada Hard (i) Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková Canada Françoise Abanda
United States Victoria Duval
7–5, 6–3

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.
Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 W–L
Australian Open A 2R 1R 1R 4R 1R Q1 A Q2 4–5
French Open Q1 2R 1R Q1 2R 1R Q2 A Q1 2–4
Wimbledon Q2 1R 1R A 2R 1R A A Q1 1–4
US Open Q3 1R 1R Q2 1R 1R Q1 Q3 Q1 0–4
Win–loss 0–0 2–4 0–4 0–1 5–4 0–4 0–0 0–0 0–0 7–17
Year-end ranking 74 60 90 143 180 140 299 157 225 N/A


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Profile at
  2. ^ "Polish tennis player Marta Domachowska on cover of Playboy Poland issue". Tennis World USA. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  3. ^ "ITF Tennis – ANTIDOPING".
  4. ^ "Jerzy Janowicz i Marta Domachowska zostaną rodzicami. Była tenisistka jest w zaawansowanej ciąży". December 2018.
  5. ^ "Marta Domachowska i Jerzy Janowicz zostali rodzicami. Tenisowa para pochwaliła się na Instagramie "Kiedy pozna ciocię Ulę?"". 3 January 2019.

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