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Magda Linette
Polish tennis player

Magda Linette

Magda Linette
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Intro Polish tennis player
A.K.A. Magdalena Linette
Is Athlete Tennis player
From Poland
Field Sports
Gender female
Birth 12 February 1992, Poznań, Poland
Age 30 years
Star sign Aquarius
Residence Poznań, Poland
Height: 171 cm
Weight: 59 kg
Sports Teams
Poland Fed Cup team
The details (from wikipedia)


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.

Personal life

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.

Tennis career


Magda Linette in 2009

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.


Magda Linette at the 2011 US Open
Magda Linette at the 2011 French Open

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.

Playing Style

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.

Performance timelines

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.


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.

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
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%
Year-end championships
WTA Finals Did not qualify 0 / 0 0–0  – 
WTA Elite Trophy Did not qualify 0 / 0 0–0  – 
National representation
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%
Career statistics
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
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%
Year-end ranking 248 296 148 117 89 96 71 83 42 $2,487,437


  • 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)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
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)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–3)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss Sep 2014 Guangzhou Open,
International Hard Alizé Cornet Chuang Chia-jung
Liang Chen
6–2, 6–7, [7–10]
Loss Oct 2016 Tianjin Open,
International Hard Xu Yifan Christina McHale
Peng Shuai
6–7, 0–6
Loss Apr 2017 Copa Colsanitas,
International Clay Verónica Cepede Royg Beatriz Haddad Maia
Nadia Podoroska
3–6, 6–7

WTA 125K series finals

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
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)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
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)

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss Nov 2010 ITF Opole, Poland 25,000 Carpet (i) Paula Kania Oksana Kalashnikova
Polina Pekhova
3–6, 4–6
Loss Apr 2011 ITF Casablanca, Morocco 25,000 Clay Katarzyna Piter Sandra Klemenschits
Kristina Mladenovic
3–6, 6–3, [8–10]
Loss May 2011 ITF Rome, Italy 50,000 Clay Liana Ungur Sophie Ferguson
Sally Peers
Loss Sep 2011 ITF Mestre, Italy 50,000 Clay Tímea Babos Valentyna Ivakhnenko
Marina Melnikova
4–6, 5–7
Loss Nov 2011 ITF Opole, Poland 25,000 Carpet (i) Paula Kania Naomi Broady
Kristina Mladenovic
6–7, 4–6
Win Jun 2012 ITF Ystad, Sweden 25,000 Clay Katarzyna Piter Oksana Kalashnikova
Lenka Wienerová
6–3, 6–3
Loss Sep 2012 ITF Prague, Czech Republic 10,000 Clay Kateřina Kramperová Lucy Brown
Angelica Moratelli
3–6, 7–5, [6–10]
Win Oct 2012 ITF Limoges, France 50,000 Hard (i) Sandra Zaniewska Irena Pavlovic
Stefanie Vögele
6–1, 5–7, [10–5]
Win Nov 2012 ITF Équeurdreville, France 25,000 Hard (i) Katarzyna Piter Amra Sadiković
Ana Vrljić
6–4, 7–6
Win Dec 2012 ITF Ankara, Turkey 50,000 Hard Katarzyna Piter Irina Buryachok
Valeria Solovyeva
6–2, 6–2
Loss Apr 2013 ITF Civitavecchia, Italy 25,000 Clay Paula Kania Stephanie Vogt
Renata Voráčová
3–6, 4–6
Win May 2013 ITF Johannesburg, South Africa 50,000 Hard Chanel Simmonds Samantha Murray
Jade Windley
6–1, 6–3
Win May 2013 ITF Maribor, Slovenia 25,000 Clay Paula Kania Mailen Auroux
Maria Irigoyen
6–3, 6–0
Win Jul 2013 ITF Toruń, Poland 25,000 Clay Paula Kania Yuliya Beygelzimer
Elena Bogdan
6–2, 4–6, [10–5]
Loss Sep 2013 ITF Loughborough, Great Britain 25,000 Hard Tereza Smitková Çağla Büyükakçay
Pemra Özgen
2–6, 7–5, [6–10]
Win Oct 2013 ITF Limoges, France 50,000 Hard (i) Viktorija Golubic Nicole Clerico
Nikola Fraňková
6–4, 6–4
Loss Mar 2014 ITF Edgbaston, Great Britain 25,000 Hard Amra Sadiković Jocelyn Rae
Anna Smith
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

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