Paula Kania

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Paula Kania
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Kania in 2014
Full name Paula Maria Kania
Country (sports)  Poland
Residence Sosnowiec, Poland
Born (1992-11-06) 6 November 1992 (age 24)
Sosnowiec, Poland
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro 2008
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $ 455,649
Singles
Career record 194–156
Career titles 0 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest ranking 128 (15 June 2015)
Current ranking 209 (27 June 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q2 (2014, 2016)
French Open 2R (2015)
Wimbledon 1R (2014, 2016)
US Open 1R (2014)
Doubles
Career record 147–101
Career titles 1 WTA, 12 ITF
Highest ranking 58 (2 May 2016)
Current ranking 66 (27 June 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2016)
French Open 3R (2015)
Wimbledon
US Open 2R (2014)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 1–1
Last updated on: 8 February 2016.

Paula Kania (born 6 November 1992) is a professional Polish tennis player.

Kania has won one WTA title in doubles, five ITF titles in singles, and twelve in doubles. On 15 June 2015, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 128, and on 22 June 2015, she reached her best doubles ranking of world number 62.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Paula was born to Paweł and Zdzisława Kania on 6 November 1992 in Sosnowiec. She has one sister – Zuzanna. She began playing tennis aged 7 and her favourite surface is hard. Her personal interests include music and reading. She has named Martina Hingis as the player she admires most. She became a professional tennis player in 2008. Her ambition in tennis is advance to the WTA top 10.[2]

Career[edit]

2012[edit]

Kania and Polina Pekhova won the title on 2012 Tashkent Open defeating Anna Chakvetadze and Vesna Dolonc in the final, when their opponents retired after losing the first set 2–6. This was her first WTA title of any kind.

2014[edit]

Kania qualified for her first main draw of a Grand Slam at 2014 Wimbledon Championships, losing to World No. 2 Li Na in straight sets in the first round. The match was not only Kania's first Grand Slam main draw, but her first singles main draw of any WTA Tour event after participating in qualifying at 20 tournaments.[3] Kania continued her momentum by qualifying for another WTA main draw a month later: the 2014 Bank of the West Classic.

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles: 6 (1 title, 5 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–1)
International (1–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–3)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 15 September 2012 Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Belarus Polina Pekhova Russia Anna Chakvetadze
Serbia Vesna Dolonc
6–2, retired
Runner-up 1. 20 July 2014 İstanbul Cup, Istanbul, Turkey Hard Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova Japan Misaki Doi
Ukraine Elina Svitolina
4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 3 August 2014 Bank of the West Classic, Stanford, United States Hard Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková Spain Garbiñe Muguruza
Spain Carla Suárez Navarro
2–6, 6–4, [5–10]
Runner-up 3. 31 July 2015 Brasil Tennis Cup, Florianópolis, Brazil Clay Argentina María Irigoyen Germany Annika Beck
Germany Laura Siegemund
3–6, 6–7(1–7)
Runner-up 4. 20 September 2015 Coupe Banque Nationale, Quebec City, Canada Hard (i) Argentina María Irigoyen Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Belgium An-Sophie Mestach
6–4, 3–6, [10–12]
Runner-up 5. 29 April 2016 J&T Banka Prague Open, Prague, Czech Republic Clay Argentina María Irigoyen Russia Margarita Gasparyan
Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková
4–6, 2–6

Single career statistics[edit]

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A Q2 Q1 Q2 0–0
French Open Q3 Q2 2R Q1 1–1
Wimbledon Q1 1R Q1 1R 0–2
US Open Q2 1R Q2 0–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–2 1–1

ITF finals[edit]

Singles (5–3)[edit]

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000/$15,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 30 August 2010 Gliwice, Poland Clay Poland Anna Korzeniak 7–6(2), 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1. 14 March 2011 Amiens, France Clay Italy Nastassja Burnett 6–2, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 18 July 2011 Horb am Neckar, Germany Clay Germany Carina Witthöft 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 7 November 2011 Opole, Poland Carpet Croatia Ana Vrljić 3–6, 6–2, 6–7(4)
Runner-up 3. 8 July 2012 Toruń, Poland Clay Montenegro Danka Kovinić 3–6, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 3. 7 July 2013 Toruń, Poland Clay Poland Katarzyna Piter 6–4, 6–4
Winner 4. 2 November 2013 Taipei, Taiwan Clay Kazakhstan Zarina Diyas 6–1, 6–3
Winner 5. 10 August 2014 Landisville, United States Hard Tunisia Ons Jabeur 5–7, 6–3, 6–4

Doubles (12–13)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 12 July 2010 Piešťany, Slovakia Clay Poland Weronika Domagała Czech Republic Gabriela Horáčková
Czech Republic Petra Krejsová
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 27 September 2010 Tbilisi, Georgia Clay Hungary Zsófia Susányi Georgia (country) Tatia Mikadze
Georgia (country) Sofia Shapatava
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 8 November 2010 Minsk, Belarus Hard Poland Katarzyna Piter Russia Elena Bovina
Russia Ekaterina Bychkova
4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 3. 15 November 2010 Opole, Poland Carpet Poland Magda Linette Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
Belarus Polina Pekhova
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 24 January 2011 Kaarst, Germany Carpet Russia Marina Melnikova Czech Republic Nikola Fraňková
Czech Republic Tereza Hladíková
6–3, 6–7(1), [8–10]
Winner 2. 14 March 2011 Amiens, France Clay Poland Barbara Sobaszkiewicz Czech Republic Iveta Gerlová
Czech Republic Lucie Kriegsmannová
3–6, 6–4, [10–6]
Winner 3. 18 July 2011 Horb am Neckar, Germany Clay Poland Katarzyna Kawa Hungary Vaszilisza Bulgakova
Germany Christina Shakovets
1–6, 6–3, [10–2]
Runner-up 5. 15 August 2011 Piešťany, Slovakia Clay Czech Republic Martina Kubičíková Czech Republic Simona Dobrá
Czech Republic Lucie Kriegsmannová
4–6 2–6
Runner-up 6. 7 November 2011 Opole, Poland Carpet Poland Magda Linette United Kingdom Naomi Broady
France Kristina Mladenovic
6–7(5), 4–6
Winner 4. 16 January 2012 Stuttgart-Stammheim, Germany Hard Russia Ksenia Lykina Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Ukraine Nadiya Kichenok
6–4, 6–3
Winner 5. 5 March 2012 Fort Walton Beach, United States Hard United States Madison Brengle Russia Elena Bovina
France Alizé Lim
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 16 April 2012 Namangan, Uzbekistan Hard United Kingdom Naomi Broady Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova
Russia Marta Sirotkina
6–2, 7–5
Winner 6. 30 April 2012 Moscow, Russia Hard Belarus Polina Pekhova Russia Tatiana Kotelnikova
Belarus Lidziya Marozava
6–4, 3–6, [10–7]
Runner-up 8. 11 June 2012 Craiova, Romania Clay Russia Irina Khromacheva Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
Slovakia Lenka Wienerová
2–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Winner 7. 15 October 2012 Seville, Spain Clay Poland Katarzyna Piter Bulgaria Aleksandrina Naydenova
Brazil Teliana Pereira
5–7, 6–4, [10–6]
Runner-up 9. 29 April 2013 Civitavecchia, Italy Clay Poland Magda Linette Liechtenstein Stephanie Vogt
Czech Republic Renata Voráčová
3–6, 4–6
Winner 8. 27 May 2013 Maribor, Slovenia Clay Poland Magda Linette Argentina Mailen Auroux
Argentina María Irigoyen
6–3, 6–0
Winner 9. 10 June 2013 Padua, Italy Clay Russia Irina Khromacheva Romania Cristina Dinu
Slovenia Maša Zec Peškirič
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 10. 24 June 2013 Zlín, Czech Republic Clay Poland Katarzyna Piter Czech Republic Martina Borecká
Czech Republic Tereza Smitková
1–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Winner 10. 6 July 2013 Toruń, Poland Clay Poland Magda Linette Ukraine Yuliya Beygelzimer
Romania Elena Bogdan
6–2, 4–6, [10–5]
Winner 11. 25 October 2013 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Russia Valeria Solovyeva Chile Cecilia Costa Melgar
Italy Anastasia Grymalska
7–6(7–3), 6–4
Winner 12. 4 May 2015 Tunis, Tunisia Clay Argentina Maria Irigoyen France Julie Coin
France Stephanie Foretz
6-1, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 18 December 2015 Ankara, Turkey Hard (i) Netherlands Lesley Kerkhove Russia Marina Melnikova
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
4–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Runner-up 12. 15 January 2017 Daytona Beach United States Clay Poland Katarzyna Piter United States Robin Anderson
Ukraine Anhelina Kalinina
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 13. 21 January 2017 Orlando, United States Clay Poland Katarzyna Piter United States Sophie Chang
United States Madeleine Kobelt
3–6, 6–3, [6–10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paula Kania at the Women's Tennis Association
  2. ^ Paula Kania at the International Tennis Federation
  3. ^ Battersby, Kate (23 June 2014). "Li Na Overcomes Doubts to See Off Qualifier Paula Kania". Wimbledon official website. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 

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