Magda Linette (born 12 February 1992) is a Polish professional tennis player. Her highest WTA singles ranking is world No. 33, which she reached on 17 February 2020. Her career high in doubles is No. 95, achieved on 27 July 2015.
She made her first appearance in a WTA Tour main draw at the Internationaux de Strasbourg in May 2013, where she also scored her first win at this level. The same year, she reached her first WTA semifinal in Baku, coming from qualifying. Linette won her first WTA Tour title at the 2019 Bronx Open, and her first WTA 125K title at the 2014 Ningbo International Women's Tennis Open. Her best result in WTA Premier tournaments is quarterfinal of 2016 Toray Pan Pacific Open.
Magda Linette was born to Tomasz and Beata and resides in Poznań. She is a right-handed player and is currently coached by Izudin 'Izo' Zunić. She likes all surfaces.
In May, Magda Linette received a wildcard to the qualifying draw of Polsat Warsaw Open – part of WTA Premier series. She beat her doubles partner Paula Kania in straight sets but lost to Anna Chakvetadze (4–6, 6–4, 1–6). In June, she won her first professional tournament in Szczecin as a wild-card entrant. In July, she made it to the final of the ITF tournament at Toruń but lost to top seed Ksenia Pervak from Russia in straight sets.
Magda Linette won another two ITF titles in August, in Hechingen and Versmold, both in Germany. In Hechingen, as a qualifier, she defeated Sílvia Soler Espinosa of Spain, and in Versmold she beats Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets, 6–2, 7–5.
She continued to play $25k tournaments and won her fourth title of the season in Katowice, where she defeated Eva Birnerová in three sets. The week after, she reached another final in Zagreb but lost to Renata Voráčová in three sets after 21 consecutive wins on the ITF Women's Circuit. She reached the final in Opole, losing to Sandra Záhlavová in three sets.
In early February, Linette played for the first time as a member of Poland Fed Cup team. She defeated Anne Kremer in straight sets, but lost her three other matches.
In May, she made her first appearance in a Grand Slam tournament, playing in the qualifying rounds.
Starting the season with several early exits, Magda Linette reached her first singles final in over 18 months at the $10k event of Florence in May but lost to Anaïs Laurendon (4–6, 4–6). She reached a $25k final in Kristinehamn a month later, defeated by Australia's Sacha Jones. In Ystad, she won her first doubles title with her friend Katarzyna Piter.
She won the $10k of Prague after beating Kateřina Siniaková and Zuzana Luknárová without dropping a set, lifting her fifth singles trophy in career and the first since September 2010.
In October and November, Linette got some of her best wins of the season by beating Eleni Daniilidou in Limoges, Monica Puig in Nantes, and Karolína Plíšková in Équeurdreville. She added two more doubles titles to her prize list, including her first $50k level trophy in Limoges with compatriot Sandra Zaniewska. In December, she ended her season by winning another tournament in doubles with Katarzyna Piter in Ankara.
Back in Europe in late March, Linette reached the semifinals at the indoor hard court tournament of Tallinn, falling to Aliaksandra Sasnovich. At the end of the month, Linette reached the singles final at the $25k event of Civitavecchia, losing to Anna Karolína Schmiedlová.
Getting through WTA qualifying at the Baku Cup, Linette made her second appearance in a main draw at this level. She defeated Julia Cohen, runner-up of the previous edition, then Kristýna Plíšková to reach the quarterfinals where she benefited from a controversial retirement of Ons Jabeur. She lost in her first WTA semifinals to Shahar Pe'er.
Linette started to compete in successive indoor hard events in France and got more success. She reached the semifinals at $50k Joué-lès-Tours. The week after, she won her eighth doubles title, pairing up with Viktorija Golubic. She competed in her first $50,000+H singles final in Nantes, falling to Aliaksandra Sasnovich (6–4, 4–6, 2–6). In December, she won a $25k tournament in Pune.
Linette launched her grass season with two ITF tournaments in Great Britain but lost twice to Estonia's Anett Kontaveit in straight sets. She sustained an ankle injury from her first qualifying match at Wimbledon and had to stop playing for a month.
In September, she played a series of WTA events. At Guangzhou, she reached her first WTA doubles final, partnering Alizé Cornet. She won a $25k event in Goyang.
In late October two weeks later, she won the WTA 125 tournament in Ningbo, defeating 6th seed Wang Qiang in the final (3–6, 7–5, 6–1); it was the biggest title of her career and her first WTA trophy.
2015: First Top 100 season
Linette won a Grand Slam match for the first time when she beat her compatriot Urszula Radwańska at the US Open, but then she lost to Agnieszka Radwańska. She reached the Japan Open final, peaking at a ranking of no. 64.
Linette reached the quarterfinals at the Katowice Open and the Pan Pacific Open. At the end of the year, she was ranked no. 96.
Linette's season in 2017 was highlighted by third tour-level semifinal of her career at Kuala Lumpur and the semifinals at the Malaysian Open. She appeared in her third career WTA doubles final at Bogotá (with Cepede Royg), having been runner-up at 2014 Guangzhou and 2016 Hong Kong. In 2018, Linette advanced to the quarterfinals at the Taiwan Open and at the Copa Colsanitas in Bogota.
2019: First WTA title and top 50
On August 24, Linette won the first edition of the Bronx Open, her first WTA Tour title. The following week, Linette continued at Flushing Meadows where she lost to defending champion Naomi Osaka in the second round of the US Open. Linette cracked the top 50 for the first time in her career after reaching the second round of the US Open.
Linette reached her third WTA final at the Korea Open, losing to Karolína Muchová.
2020: Thailand Open title and top 40
In February, Linette won the 2020 Thailand Open, rising to a career-high ranking of no. 33.
Linette does not possess a big weapon. She defeats her opponents by playing scrappy and putting many balls in play. Her entire game is solid and she has a clean two handed backhand which she can move around the court. Her game can mostly be described as a grinder or a counterpuncher.
Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in Win–Loss records.
This table is current through the 2020 BNP Paribas Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||Q2||Q1||1R||1R||3R||1R||1R||0 / 5||2–5||29%|
|French Open||Q2||A||A||Q1||1R||1R||3R||1R||2R||0 / 5||3–5||38%|
|Wimbledon||Q1||A||Q1||Q1||1R||1R||1R||1R||3R||NH||0 / 5||2–5||29%|
|US Open||Q1||A||Q1||Q1||2R||1R||1R||1R||2R||0 / 5||2–5||29%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–3||0–4||2–4||2–4||4–4||0–1||0 / 20||9–20||31%|
|WTA Finals||Did not qualify||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|WTA Elite Trophy||Did not qualify||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Summer Olympics||NH||A||Not Held||1R||Not Held||P||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Premier Mandatory tournaments|
|Indian Wells Open||A||A||A||Q1||A||Q1||2R||1R||2R||P||0 / 3||2–3||40%|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||Q1||A||3R||1R||1R||Q2||P||0 / 3||2–3||40%|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||Q2||Q1||P||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|China Open||A||A||A||Q1||Q2||Q1||1R||Q1||1R||0 / 2||0–2||0%|
|Premier 5 tournaments|
|Dubai / Qatar Opens||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||A||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||Q1||P||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||Q2||1R||Q1||A||Q1||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Cincinnati Open||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||1R||Q1||Q2||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Pan Pacific / Wuhan Opens||A||A||A||A||Q2||A||3R||Q1||A||0 / 1||2–1||67%|
|Tournaments||0||0||2||4||11||17||23||18||19||5||Career total: 99|
|Titles||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1||Career total: 2|
|Finals||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||2||1||Career total: 4|
|Hard Win–Loss||1–3||0–0||3–1||2–4||8–8||11–15||12–16||15–12||20–12||13–4||2 / 69||85–75||53%|
|Clay Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||1–1||0–0||0–1||0–1||6–5||2–5||2–5||0–0||0 / 18||11–18||38%|
|Grass Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–2||0–3||1–3||0–2||2–2||0–0||0 / 12||4–12||25%|
|Overall Win–Loss||1–3||0–0||4–2||2–4||9–11||11–19||19–24||17–19||24–19||13–4||1 / 99||100–105||49%|
|Win %||25%||–||67%||33%||45%||39%||44%||47%||56%||76%||Career total: 49%|
- WTA Tournament of Champions was held from 2009 to 2014, when WTA Elite Trophy replaced it.
- The first Premier 5 event of the year has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Open since 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. In 2015, Dubai regained its Premier 5 status while Doha was demoted to Premier status. The two tournaments have since alternated status every year.
- In 2014, the Pan Pacific Open was downgraded to a Premier event and replaced by the Wuhan Open.
- 2009: WTA Ranking–1008,
2010: WTA Ranking–194.
WTA career finals
Singles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runner-ups)
|Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)|
|WTA Tour Championships (0–0)|
|Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)|
|Loss||Sep 2015||Japan Women's Open, Japan||International||Hard||Yanina Wickmayer||6–4, 3–6, 3–6|
|Win||Aug 2019||Bronx Open, United States||International||Hard||Camila Giorgi||5–7, 7–5, 6–4|
|Loss||Sep 2019||Korea Open, South Korea||International||Hard||Karolína Muchová||1–6, 1–6|
|Win||Feb 2020||Hua Hin Championships, Thailand||International||Hard||Leonie Küng||6–3, 6–2|
Doubles: 3 (3 runner-ups)
|Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)|
|WTA Tour Championships (0–0)|
|Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)|
|Loss||Sep 2014||Guangzhou Open,
|International||Hard||Alizé Cornet|| Chuang Chia-jung
|6–2, 6–7, [7–10]|
|Loss||Oct 2016||Tianjin Open,
|International||Hard||Xu Yifan|| Christina McHale
|Loss||Apr 2017||Copa Colsanitas,
|International||Clay||Verónica Cepede Royg|| Beatriz Haddad Maia
WTA 125K series finals
Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)
|Win||Oct 2014||WTA Ningbo, China||Hard||Wang Qiang||3–6, 7–5, 6–1|
|Loss||Jun 2018||WTA Bol, Croatia||Clay||Tamara Zidanšek||1–6, 3–6|
ITF Circuit finals
Singles: 20 (11 titles, 9 runner–ups)
|Win||Jun 2010||ITF Szczecin, Poland||25,000||Clay||Margit Rüütel||6–2, 6–0|
|Loss||Jun 2010||ITF Toruń, Poland||25,000||Clay||Ksenia Pervak||4–6, 1–6|
|Win||Aug 2010||ITF Hechingen, Germany||25,000||Clay||Sílvia Soler-Espinosa||7–5, 3–6, 6–2|
|Win||Aug 2010||ITF Versmold, Germany||25,000||Clay||Irina-Camelia Begu||6–2, 7–5|
|Win||Sep 2010||ITF Katowice, Poland||25,000||Clay||Eva Birnerová||3–6, 6–2, 6–2|
|Loss||Sep 2010||ITF Zagreb, Croatia||25,000||Clay||Renata Voráčová||1–6, 6–4, 4–6|
|Loss||Nov 2010||ITF Opole, Poland||25,000||Carpet (i)||Sandra Záhlavová||7–5, 6–7, 4–6|
|Loss||May 2012||ITF Florence, Italy||10,000||Clay||Anaïs Laurendon||4–6, 4–6|
|Loss||Jun 2012||ITF Kristinehamn, Sweden||25,000||Clay||Sacha Jones||4–6, 4–6|
|Win||Sep 2012||ITF Prague, Czech Republic||10,000||Clay||Zuzana Luknárová||6–2, 7–6|
|Loss||Apr 2013||ITF Civitavecchia, Italy||25,000||Clay||Anna Karolína Schmiedlová||0–6, 1–6|
|Loss||Oct 2013||ITF Nantes, France||50,000+H||Hard||Aliaksandra Sasnovich||6–4, 4–6, 2–6|
|Win||Dec 2013||ITF Pune, India||25,000||Hard||Kamila Kerimbayeva||7–5, 7–6|
|Loss||Dec 2013||ITF Navi Mumbai, India||25,000||Hard||Rika Fujiwara||6–2, 6–7, 6–7|
|Win||Oct 2014||ITF Goyang, South Korea||25,000||Hard||Renata Voráčová||6–3, 3–6, 6–3|
|Win||Feb 2015||ITF Grenoble, France||25,000||Hard||Tereza Martincová||7–6, 4–6, 6–1|
|Win||Feb 2015||ITF New Delhi, India||25,000||Hard||Tadeja Majerič||6–1, 6–1|
|Loss||Jun 2015||ITF Ilkley, United Kingdom||50,000||Grass||Anna-Lena Friedsam||7–5, 3–6, 1–6|
|Win||May 2016||ITF Cagnes-sur-Mer, France||100,000||Clay||Carina Witthöft||6–3, 7–5|
|Win||Jun 2019||ITF Manchester, United Kingdom||100,000||Grass||Zarina Diyas||7–6, 2–6, 6–3|
Doubles: 17 (8 titles, 9 runner–ups)
|Loss||Nov 2010||ITF Opole, Poland||25,000||Carpet (i)||Paula Kania|| Oksana Kalashnikova
|Loss||Apr 2011||ITF Casablanca, Morocco||25,000||Clay||Katarzyna Piter|| Sandra Klemenschits
|3–6, 6–3, [8–10]|
|Loss||May 2011||ITF Rome, Italy||50,000||Clay||Liana Ungur|| Sophie Ferguson
|Loss||Sep 2011||ITF Mestre, Italy||50,000||Clay||Tímea Babos|| Valentyna Ivakhnenko
|Loss||Nov 2011||ITF Opole, Poland||25,000||Carpet (i)||Paula Kania|| Naomi Broady
|Win||Jun 2012||ITF Ystad, Sweden||25,000||Clay||Katarzyna Piter|| Oksana Kalashnikova
|Loss||Sep 2012||ITF Prague, Czech Republic||10,000||Clay||Kateřina Kramperová|| Lucy Brown
|3–6, 7–5, [6–10]|
|Win||Oct 2012||ITF Limoges, France||50,000||Hard (i)||Sandra Zaniewska|| Irena Pavlovic
|6–1, 5–7, [10–5]|
|Win||Nov 2012||ITF Équeurdreville, France||25,000||Hard (i)||Katarzyna Piter|| Amra Sadiković
|Win||Dec 2012||ITF Ankara, Turkey||50,000||Hard||Katarzyna Piter|| Irina Buryachok
|Loss||Apr 2013||ITF Civitavecchia, Italy||25,000||Clay||Paula Kania|| Stephanie Vogt
|Win||May 2013||ITF Johannesburg, South Africa||50,000||Hard||Chanel Simmonds|| Samantha Murray
|Win||May 2013||ITF Maribor, Slovenia||25,000||Clay||Paula Kania|| Mailen Auroux
|Win||Jul 2013||ITF Toruń, Poland||25,000||Clay||Paula Kania|| Yuliya Beygelzimer
|6–2, 4–6, [10–5]|
|Loss||Sep 2013||ITF Loughborough, Great Britain||25,000||Hard||Tereza Smitková|| Çağla Büyükakçay
|2–6, 7–5, [6–10]|
|Win||Oct 2013||ITF Limoges, France||50,000||Hard (i)||Viktorija Golubic|| Nicole Clerico
|Loss||Mar 2014||ITF Edgbaston, Great Britain||25,000||Hard||Amra Sadiković|| Jocelyn Rae
|6–3, 5–7, [4–10]|
Head-to-head vs. top-10 ranked players
Head-to-head vs. top-10 ranked players and players who have been in top 10
- Serena Williams 0–1
- Venus Williams 0–2
- Karolína Plíšková 0–2
- Flavia Pennetta 0–1
- Agnieszka Radwańska 0–1
- Jelena Janković 1–0
- Victoria Azarenka 0–1
- Elina Svitolina 0-1
- Timea Bacsinszky 0–1
- Samantha Stosur 0–1
- Petra Kvitová 0–1
- Lucie Šafářová 0-1
- Caroline Wozniacki 0-2
- Dominika Cibulková 0-1
- Garbiñe Muguruza 0-1
- Maria Sharapova 0-1
- Simona Halep 0-1