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Irina-Camelia Begu
Romanian tennis player

Irina-Camelia Begu

Irina-Camelia Begu
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Romanian tennis player
A.K.A. Irina Camelia Begu, Irina Begu
Is Athlete Tennis player
From Romania
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 26 August 1990, Bucharest
Age 31 years
Star sign Virgo
Residence Bucharest
Stats
Height: 181 cm
Weight: 67 kg
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Irina-Camelia Begu (born 26 August 1990) is a Romanian professional tennis player. On 22 August 2016, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 22. Her highest doubles ranking of No. 22 she achieved on 1 October 2018.

Biography

Begu was born in Bucharest. Her mother Steluţa is a civil servant, while her father Paul is an electrician. She has an older brother, Andrei.

She started playing tennis when she was three-and-a-half years old as her aunt, former tennis player Aurelia Gheorghe, introduced her to the sport. At 14 years old, Irina took part in a one-month tour promoted by the ITF with seven other girls and eight boys, joining the likes of Grigor Dimitrov and Ricardas Berankis.

Begu recently became a brand ambassador for TENA Lady sanitary products.

Professional career

2011: Breakthrough

Irina-Camelia Begu
Irina won both the singles and the doubles trophies at Copa Bionaire and at the BCR Open Romania Ladies

Begu, whose favorite surface is clay, started the year at No. 234, never winning a main-draw match at WTA level.

Begu won the first $100,000 ITF event of her career in February in Cali, defeating world No. 82 Laura Pous Tió in the final in straight sets.

In April, she entered the Andalucia Tennis Experience as a qualifier and eventually made the qualifications without losing a set. Then she defeated Alberta Brianti 6–4, 6–1 in the first round and followed that up with a 7–5, 6–0 win over Estrella Cabeza Candela to advance to the quarterfinals. She made to the semifinals after she beat 34th-ranked Klára Zakopalová 6–3, 6–3. In the semifinal, she stunned world No. 14 and former world No. 2 Svetlana Kuznetsova 3–6, 7–6, 6–4 to reach her first WTA final, eventually losing to Victoria Azarenka in straight sets.

Begu neared her first ever WTA title, reaching her second final of the year in Budapest on 10 July. The Romanian played the semifinal more aggressively than the fifth seed Anabel Medina Garrigues who allowed the youngster to break her when it counted most. Irina had previously dominated another Spaniard Estrella Cabeza Candela 6–0, 6–3. Her first round brought her a 6–4, 6–4 win over another Spanish player, Laura Pous Tió whom she defeated 6–4, 6–4, and a second straight similar win over Ajla Tomljanović of Croatia. She eventually lost the last act against top-seeded Roberta Vinci, 4–6, 6–1, 4–6.

In July she posted the lone upset of second-round at the Internazionali Femminili di Palermo tournament in Italy, defeating second-seeded Roberta Vinci 6–4, 6–3, after eliminating another local in the first round, Maria Elena Camerin. Begu lost eventually to the fifth-seed Anabel Medina Garrigues in the quarterfinals, who was also the winner of the competition.

In the same month, Begu won the BCR Open Romania Ladies title, by defeating the Spanish opponent Laura Pous Tió 6–3, 7–5, in the final. Begu achieved her third consecutive win against Laura Pous Tió in 2011, after the two in Cali and Budapest. It was her fifth final of the year and her second trophy. The 50 WTA points allowed her to enter the top 50 best women players in the world, becoming also the highest ranked Romanian player.

2012: First WTA title

Ranked world No. 96, Begu won her opening match at the US Open, defeating the eighth seed, 2009 finalist and two-time semifinalist Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets. She subsequently lost to Sílvia Soler Espinosa of Spain in round two.

In September of that year, she won her first WTA title in Tashkent, beating Donna Vekic in straight sets in the final.

Irina-Camelia Begu
At the 2013 Wimbledon Championships

2014: First WTA Premier final and two WTA doubles titles

Begu started the season losing in the qualifying of Sydney and Brisbane. At the Australian Open she passed through the qualifying draw, beating Stephanie Vogt, Jovana Jakšić and Madison Brengle before losing in the main draw to Kazakh Galina Voskoboeva in three sets. In Rio, she played the qualifying rounds and reached the main draw, where she made it to the quarterfinals after beating eighth seed Vania King and Verónica Cepede Royg. She then lost to Teliana Pereira in two sets. However, she won the title in the doubles, teaming up with María Irigoyen.

At Oeiras she reached the semifinals, beating en route Kurumi Nara, Kaia Kanepi and Timea Bacsinszky before losing to eventual champion Carla Suárez Navarro. At Seoul in singles she lost in the first round to Chanelle Scheepers in three sets. In doubles she paired with Lara Arruabarrena defeating Mona Barthel and Mandy Minella in the final 6–3, 6–3, claiming her second WTA doubles title of the year. At Moscow she reached her first Premier final, beating Donna Vekić, 2nd seed Ekaterina Makarova, Tsvetana Pironkova and 4th seed Lucie Šafářová before losing to seed No. 6 and eventual champion Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. With this result, she returned to the top 40.

2015: First Major 4th round, second WTA title, top 30

Begu achieved her best singles Grand Slam result at the Australian Open, reaching the fourth round for the first time before being defeated by Eugenie Bouchard in three sets. Prior to that she upset ninth seed Angelique Kerber in the first round.

In Rio, Begu made semifinals by beating in her route Olivia Rogowska, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Julia Glushko in two sets before losing to eventual finalist Anna Schmiedlová in three sets.

As No. 13 at Charleston, she made quarterfinals after Makarova's withdrawal, losing in two tie-breaks to Angelique Kerber.

At Madrid she made the quarterfinals beating en route Kurumi Nara, Andrea Petkovic (who had to withdraw), and Barbora Strýcová before losing to Petra Kvitová. At Rome she made third-round losing in three sets to Victoria Azarenka.

At the French Open, Begu reached the third round for the first time beating Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Ana Konjuh en route before losing to Petra Kvitová.

Prior to Wimbledon, Begu played in Birmingham and Eastbourne, but lost in the first round in both tournaments. She then reached the third round of the Grand Slam by beating Daria Gavrilova and Lesia Tsurenko before losing to fourth seed Maria Sharapova in straight sets.

At Washington as seed 6, Begu made quarterfinals by beating Madison Brengle and Polona Hercog before losing to top seed of the tournament Ekaterina Makarova. Despite only two wins in six matches in the American season, with her US Open opener lost, Begu reached a career high as the world No. 28 ranking.

Seeded No. 1, she then won her second WTA title in Seoul by defeating Kateryna Kozlova, Polona Hercog, Johanna Larsson, Alison Van Uytvanck, and in the final WTA rising star Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

2016: First Premier-5 semifinal and third WTA title

Begu started her season in Shenzhen, beating Lara Arruabarrena in the first round. In the second round, she had to withdraw in the second set in her match against Anna Lena Friedsam due to knee injury. Begu also withdrew from Sydney. She then lost in the first round of the Australian Open to Johanna Larsson.

In February she could not play at all. She had to withdraw from the Fed Cup, St. Petersburg and Doha because of her knee injury.

In March, Irina played the 2016 BNP Paribas Open, where she lost in the first round to Laura Siegemund, falling in three sets. She then played at the Miami Open, where she beat qualifier Maria Sakkari, Sabine Lisicki and Kristýna Plíšková, before losing to Madison Keys.

Begu started her clay-court season in Charleston where she was seeded No. 13. She beat Caroline Garcia, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Monica Puig (saving a match point) before losing to Angelique Kerber. After Charleston, Begu played for Romania in the Fed Cup, but lost both singles and doubles in their tie against Germany. At Rabat, Begu was surprisingly defeated by lucky loser Richel Hogenkamp in straight sets.

Begu's next tournament was Madrid where she arrived for the 2nd consecutive time in the quarterfinals of the tournament, beating Eugenie Bouchard, No. 3 seed Garbine Muguruza and Christina McHale en route. In the quarterfinals, she played against fellow Romanian Simona Halep, losing in three sets. She then played at the Italian Open and defeated Margarita Gasparyan before getting a surprising win over world No. 5 Victoria Azarenka. She then beat Daria Kasatkina and Misaki Doi en route to her first Premier-5 semifinal where she lost to eventual champion Serena Williams. Her next tournament was Roland Garros, where she beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands, CoCo Vandeweghe and Annika Beck before losing to Shelby Rogers in the fourth round.

In June, Begu began her grass-court season in Birmingham, eliminating fourth seed Belinda Bencic, before being upset in the second round by the in-form qualifier Tsvetana Pironkova in straight sets. She then lost to a resurgent Eugenie Bouchard in her first match at the Eastbourne International. Her grass-court campaign ended with a first-round loss at Wimbledon to Carina Witthöft. Prior to the Olympic Games in Rio, Begu played at the Brasil Tennis Cup, where she beat Laura Pigossi, Paula Cristina Gonçalves, Nao Hibino, Monica Puig and Tímea Babos en route to her third WTA title.

2017: Fourth WTA title

At the Australian Open, Irina defeated Yaroslava Shvedova 5–7, 6–3, 6–4, but lost in the second round to Kristýna Plíšková, score 4–6, 6–7(8). On July 23, she won the Bucharest Open without losing a set in the entire tournament.

Significant finals

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2015 Wuhan, China Hard Monica Niculescu Martina Hingis
Sania Mirza
2−6, 3−6

WTA career finals

Singles: 7 (4 titles, 3 runner-ups)

Finals by surface
Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–1)
International (4–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–1)
International (4–2)
Hard (3–1)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (1–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss Apr 2011 Andalucia Tennis Experience, Marbella, Spain International Clay Victoria Azarenka 3–6, 2–6
Loss Jul 2011 Budapest Grand Prix, Hungary International Clay Roberta Vinci 4–6, 6–1, 4–6
Win Sep 2012 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan International Hard Donna Vekić 6–4, 6–4
Loss Oct 2014 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Premier Hard (i) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 4–6, 7–5, 1–6
Win Sep 2015 Korea Open, Seoul, South Korea International Hard Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6–3, 6–1
Win Aug 2016 Brasil Tennis Cup, Florianopolis, Brasil International Hard Tímea Babos 2–6, 6–4, 6–3
Win Jul 2017 Bucharest Open, Romania International Clay Julia Görges 6–3, 7–5

Doubles: 16 (9 titles, 7 runners-up)

Finals by surface
Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)
Premier (0–2)
International (9–4)
Finals by surface
Hard (5–4)
Grass (1–1)
Clay (3–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)
Premier (0–2)
International (9–4)
Hard (5–4)
Grass (1–1)
Clay (3–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win Jan 2012 Hobart International, Australia International Hard Monica Niculescu Chuang Chia-jung
Marina Erakovic
6–7, 7–6, [10–5]
Loss Apr 2012 Morocco Open, Fés International Clay Alexandra Cadanțu Petra Cetkovská
Alexandra Panova
6–3, 6–7, [9–11]
Loss Oct 2012 Luxembourg Open International Hard (i) Monica Niculescu Andrea Hlaváčková
Lucie Hradecká
3–6, 4–6
Win Jun 2013 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands International Grass Anabel Medina Garrigues Dominika Cibulková
Arantxa Parra Santonja
4–6, 7–6, [11–9]
Win Feb 2014 Rio Open, Brazil International Clay María Irigoyen Johanna Larsson
Chanelle Scheepers
6–2, 6–0
Win Sep 2014 Korea Open, Seoul International Hard Lara Arruabarrena Mona Barthel
Mandy Minella
6–3, 6–3
Loss Feb 2015 Rio Open, Brazil International Clay María Irigoyen Ysaline Bonaventure
Rebecca Peterson
0–3 ret.
Loss Oct 2015 Wuhan Open, China Premier 5 Hard Monica Niculescu Martina Hingis
Sania Mirza
2−6, 3−6
Loss Oct 2015 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Premier Hard (i) Monica Niculescu Daria Kasatkina
Elena Vesnina
3–6, 7–6, [5–10]
Win Jul 2017 Bucharest Open, Romania International Clay Raluca Olaru Elise Mertens
Demi Schuurs
6–3, 6–3
Win Oct 2017 Tianjin Open, China International Hard Sara Errani Dalila Jakupović
Nina Stojanović
6–4, 6–3
Win Jan 2018 Shenzhen Open, China International Hard Simona Halep Kateřina Siniaková
Barbora Krejčíková
1–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Loss Jun 2018 Eastbourne International, United Kingdom Premier Grass Mihaela Buzărnescu Gabriela Dabrowski
Xu Yifan
3–6, 5–7
Win Jul 2018 Bucharest Open, Romania International Clay Andreea Mitu Danka Kovinić
Maryna Zanevska
6–3, 6–4
Loss Sep 2018 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan International Hard Raluca Olaru Olga Danilović
Tamara Zidanšek
5–7, 3–6
Win Feb 2019 Thailand Open, Hua Hin International Hard Monica Niculescu Anna Blinkova
Wang Yafan
2–6, 6–1, [12–10]

Singles performance timeline

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q3 1R 2R 1R 4R 1R 2R 2R 2R 7–8
French Open A Q3 A 2R 2R 1R Q3 3R 4R 1R 3R 3R 11–8
Wimbledon A Q2 Q1 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R 1R 4–8
US Open A Q1 A 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3–8
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 2–4 1–4 2–3 7–4 3–4 2–4 4–4 1-1 23–31
National representation
Summer Olympics A Not Held 1R Not Held 1R NH 0–2
Year-end championships
WTA Tour Championships Did Not Qualify 0–0
WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells A A A A 2R 2R A A 1R 3R 2R 5–5
Miami A A A A 1R 2R A 3R 4R 2R 1R 5–6
Madrid NH A A A 1R A 2R QF QF 3R 2R 9–6
Beijing NTI A A 1R A A A 1R 1R A A 0–2
WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai / Doha A Not Held NP5 A A A NP5 A 1R A 0–1
Rome A A A A A A A 3R SF 1R 2R 7–4
Canada A A A A LQ A A 1R A 1R 1R 0–3
Cincinnati NTI A A A A A 1R 2R 1R LQ 1R 1–4
Tokyo / Wuhan A 2R A A A 2R 2R A A 3–3
Year-end ranking 231 230 214 40 52 124 42 31 29 43 66

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A QF 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R SF 2R 11–8
French Open A 1R 2R 3R 2R A QF 2R 1R 8–7
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R A QF 3R 7–8
US Open 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 4–8
Win–Loss 1–2 4–4 3–4 2–4 5–4 0–3 3–3 9–4 3-3 30–31

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 18 (11–7)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 10 September 2006 Bucharest 6, Romania Clay Alexandra Cadanţu 3–6, 6–2, 3–6
Winner 1. 9 September 2007 Braşov, Romania Clay Cristina Mitu 7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 23 March 2008 Ain Sukhna, Egypt Carpet Katarzyna Piter 6–7, 4–6
Winner 2. 7 September 2008 Braşov, Romania Clay Diana Enache 4–6, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 3. 14 September 2008 Budapest, Hungary Clay Laura-Ioana Andrei 7–5, 6–1
Winner 4. 11 October 2008 Jounieh, Lebanon Clay Anastasia Yakimova 6–2, 6–0
Winner 5. 26 October 2008 Glasgow, Scotland Hard Patricia Mayr 2–6, 7–5, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 11 April 2010 Incheon, South Korea Hard Lee Jin-a 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 15 August 2010 Versmold, Germany Clay Magda Linette 2–6, 5–7
Winner 6. 19 September 2010 Podgorica, Montenegro Clay Annalisa Bona 6–1, 6–1
Winner 7. 13 February 2011 Cali, Colombia Clay Laura Pous Tió 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 5. 12 June 2011 Marseille, France Clay Pauline Parmentier 3–6, 2–6
Winner 8. 23 July 2011 Bucharest, Romania Clay Laura Pous Tió 6–3, 7–5
Winner 9. 9 March 2014 Campinas, Brazil Clay Alexandra Panova 6–2, 6–4
Winner 10. 16 March 2014 Sao Paulo, Brazil Clay Alexandra Panova 7–5, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 6 April 2014 Medellin, Colombia Clay Verónica Cepede Royg 4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 11. 6 July 2014 Contrexéville, France Clay Kaia Kanepi 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 30 June 2017 Southsea, United Kingdom Grass Tatjana Maria 2–6, 2–6

Doubles: 27 (19–8)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 30 June 2006 Galaţi, Romania Clay Carmen-Raluca Ţibuleac Bianca Bonifate
Diana Gae
6–2, 7–5
Winner 2. 11 May 2007 Bucharest, Romania Clay Simona Halep Laura-Ioana Andrei
Ioana Gaspar
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 31 August 2007 Hunedoara, Romania Clay Laura-Ioana Andrei Diana Enache
Antonia Xenia Tout
6–3, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 9 September 2007 Braşov, Romania Clay Diana Gae Raluca Ciulei
Camelia Hristea
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 15 June 2008 Craiova, Romania Clay Alexandra Damaschin Laura-Ioana Andrei
Diana Enache
3–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 11 July 2008 Bucharest, Romania Clay Ioana Gaspar Mihaela Bunea
Gabriela Niculescu
4–6, 6–3, [10–3]
Winner 4. 25 July 2008 Hunedoara Clay Elora Dabija Katarína Poljaková
Zuzana Zlochová
7–5, 6–2
Winner 5. 29 August 2008 Bucharest, Romania Clay Laura-Ioana Andrei Lyudmyla Kichenok
Nadiya Kichenok
6–2, 3–6, [10–6]
Winner 6. 5 September 2008 Braşov, Romania Clay Laura-Ioana Andrei Bianca Hîncu
Cristina Stancu
6–2, 6–2
Winner 7. 14 September 2008 Budapest, Hungary Clay Laura-Ioana Andrei Davinia Lobbinger
Efrat Mishor
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 26 October 2008 Glasgow, Scotland Hard Laura-Ioana Andrei Stefania Boffa
Amanda Elliott
4–6, 6–7
Winner 8. 9 May 2009 Bucharest, Romania Clay Simona Halep Julia Görges
Sandra Klemenschits
2–6, 6–1, [12–10]
Winner 9. 10 April 2010 Incheon, South Korea Hard Erika Sema Misaki Doi
Junri Namigata
6–0, 7–6
Runner-up 5. 18 July 2010 Darmstadt, Germany Clay Erika Sema Vitalia Diatchenko
Laura Siegemund
6–4, 1–6, [4–10]
Winner 10. 30 July 2010 Bucharest Clay Elena Bogdan María Irigoyen
Florencia Molinero
6–1, 6–1
Winner 11. 8 August 2010 Hechingen, Germany Clay Anaïs Laurendon Julia Schruff
Erika Sema
6–2, 4–6, [10–8]
Winner 12. 18 September 2010 Podgorica, Montenegro Clay Mihaela Buzărnescu Valeria Solovieva
Maryna Zanevska
5–7, 7–5, [12–10]
Winner 13. 25 September 2010 Bucharest, Romania Clay Elena Bogdan Leticia Costas-Moreira
Eva Fernández-Brugués
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 8 October 2010 Madrid, Spain Clay Elena Bogdan Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino
María-Teresa Torró-Flor
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 7. 27 November 2010 Toyota, Japan Carpet (i) Mădălina Gojnea Shuko Aoyama
Rika Fujiwara
6–1, 3–6, [9–11]
Winner 14. 12 February 2011 Cali, Colombia Clay Elena Bogdan Ekaterina Ivanova
Kathrin Wörle
2–6, 7–6, [11–9]
Winner 15. 11 June 2011 Marseille, France Clay Nina Bratchikova Laura-Ioana Andrei
Mădălina Gojnea
6–2, 6–2
Winner 16. 22 July 2011 Bucharest, Romania Clay Elena Bogdan Maria Elena Camerin
İpek Şenoğlu
6–7, 7–6, [16–14]
Winner 17. 21 July 2012 Bucharest, Romania Clay Alizé Cornet Elena Bogdan
Raluca Olaru
6–2, 6–0
Winner 18. 15 March 2014 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Alexandra Panova María Irigoyen
María Fernanda Álvarez Terán
6–4 3–6 [11–9]
Winner 19. 5 April 2014 Medellín, Colombia Clay María Irigoyen Monique Adamczak
Marina Shamayko
6–2, 7–6(7–2)
Runner-up 8. 6 July 2014 Contrexéville, France Clay María Irigoyen Alexandra Panova
Laura Thorpe
3–6, 0–4 ret.

Record against other players

Begu's win–loss record against players who have been ranked world No. 10 or higher is as follows:

Player Record Win % Hard Clay Grass Last match
No. 1 ranked players
Caroline Wozniacki 1–0 100% 1–0 0–0 0–0 Won (6–2, 6–2) at 2012 US Open
Angelique Kerber 2–4 33% 1–1 1–3 0–0 Loss (2–6, 3–6) at 2016 Fed Cup
Karolína Plíšková 1–2 33% 1–2 0–0 0–0 Loss (6–7, 1–6) at 2018 Indian Wells
Garbiñe Muguruza 1–3 25% 0–2 1–1 0–0 Loss (6–2, 2–6, 3–6) at 2017 Beijing
Victoria Azarenka 1–5 17% 0–2 1–2 0–1 Won (6–3, 6–2) at 2016 Rome
Serena Williams 0–1 0% 0–0 0–1 0–0 Loss (4–6, 1–6) at 2016 Rome
Maria Sharapova 0–3 0% 0–1 0–1 0–1 Loss (4–6, 2–6) at 2017 Tianjin
Simona Halep 0–6 0% 0–3 0–3 0–0 Loss (1–6, 4–6) at 2018 Shenzhen
No. 2 ranked players
Svetlana Kuznetsova 2–1 67% 0–0 2–1 0–0 Won (1–6, 7–6, 3–2 RET) at 2012 Fes
Agnieszka Radwańska 1–2 33% 1–2 0–0 0–0 Won (6–4, 6–3) at 2018 Seoul
Petra Kvitová 0–3 0% 0–1 0–2 0–0 Loss (3–6, 6–1, 1–6) at 2018 St. Petersburg
No. 3 ranked players
No. 4 ranked players
Kimiko Date-Krumm 1–1 50% 1–1 0–0 0–0 Loss (6–1, 4–6, 2–6) at 2015 Sydney
Francesca Schiavone 0–1 0% 0–0 0–0 0–1 Loss (3–6, 6–0, 1–6) at 2012 's-Hertogenbosch
No. 5 ranked players
Jeļena Ostapenko 2–0 100% 1–0 1–0 0–0 Won (6–3, 6–3) at 2018 Madrid
Lucie Šafářová 1–1 50% 1–1 0–0 0–0 Loss (4–6, 3–6) at 2015 New Haven
Eugenie Bouchard 1–2 33% 0–1 1–0 0–1 Loss (3–6, 1–6) at 2016 Eastbourne
Daniela Hantuchová 0–1 0% 0–0 0–0 0–1 Loss (6–4, 6–7, 4–6) at 2015 Birmingham
Sara Errani 0–2 0% 0–0 0–2 0–0 Loss (4–6, 1–6) at 2012 Palermo
No. 6 ranked players
Carla Suárez Navarro 2–2 50% 0–1 2–1 0–0 Won (7–5, 7–5) at 2017 Bucharest
Flavia Pennetta 0–2 0% 0–0 0–1 0–1 Loss (2–6, 2–6) at 2012 Acapulco
No. 7 ranked players
Belinda Bencic 1–0 100% 0–0 0–0 1–0 Won (6–4, 4–3 RET) at 2016 Eastbourne
Roberta Vinci 1–4 20% 0–3 1–1 0–0 Loss (4–6, 3–6) at 2015 Wuhan
No. 8 ranked players
Ekaterina Makarova 2–1 67% 2–1 0–0 0–0 Won (4–6, 6–3, 8–6) at 2018 Melbourne
No. 9 ranked players
CoCo Vandeweghe 1–0 100% 0–0 1–0 0–0 Won (6–7, 7–6, 10–8) at 2016 Paris
Timea Bacsinszky 3–2 60% 0–0 3–2 0–0 Won (6–4, 6–1) at 2018 Fed Cup
Andrea Petkovic 3–2 60% 1–1 1–0 1–1 Won (7–6, 6–1) at 2018 St. Petersburg
No. 10 ranked players
Julia Görges 2–1 67% 1–1 1–0 0–0 Won (6–3, 7–5) at 2017 Bucharest
Maria Kirilenko 0–1 0% 0–1 0–0 0–0 Loss (6–7,4–6) at 2012 Indian Wells
Total 17–44 29.03% 6–16 11–21 1–7

Top 10 wins

Season 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Wins 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 6
# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
2012
1. Caroline Wozniacki No. 8 US Open, USA Hard 1st round 6–2, 6–2
2015
2. Angelique Kerber No. 9 Australian Open, Australia Hard 1st round 6–4, 0–6, 6–1
2016
3. Garbiñe Muguruza No. 4 Madrid, Spain Clay 2nd round 5–7, 7–6, 6–3
4. Victoria Azarenka No. 6 Rome, Italy Clay 2nd round 6–3, 6–2
5. Belinda Bencic No. 8 Birmingham, UK Grass 1st round 6–4, 4–3 ret.
2018
6. Jeļena Ostapenko No. 5 Madrid, Spain Clay 1st round 6–3, 6–3

Awards

2011
  • WTA Newcomer of the Year
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