Monday, 27 June 2011

Timea Bacsinszky Switzerland Female Tennis Star Player Bio and Pics

Timea Bacsinszky (born 8 June 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland) is a professional female tennis player residing in Belmont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland. She joined the WTA Tour in 2004 and was ranked World No. 37 on 7 June 2010.
Her father, Igor, is a Hungarian tennis coach from Romania, her mother a dentist from Hungary. She has one brother, Daniel (music teacher) and two sisters, Sophie (musician and student) and Melinda (mother of two girls). Bacsinszky began playing tennis at age 3.
During Bacsinszky's junior career, she reached the semifinals of the 2004 Australian Open, losing to Shahar Pe'er, the 2004 French Open, losing to Mădălina Gojnea, and the 2005 Australian Open, losing to Hungarian Ágnes Szávay.
Her breakthrough professional tournament was the 2006 Zurich Open, qualifying and then defeating former Grand Slam champion Anastasia Myskina 6–3 6–3 and Italian Francesca Schiavone 6–1 ret. Her fairytale run in her native country was ended by former World Number One Maria Sharapova, but not without a fight, losing 4–6 3–6.
Bacsinszky, however, did not enjoy as much success after the quarterfinal appearance in Zürich, winning only two WTA Tour matches, against Olga Savchuk in Fes and Zheng Jie at the 2007 French Open.
Bacsinszky had an excellent start to 2008 by reaching the semifinals of the Tier II Proximus Diamond Games in Antwerp, Belgium, where she won three qualifying matches before beating several players in the main draw - including third seed Daniela Hantuchová in a retirement - and then won the first set against world no. 1 Justine Henin 6–2, before losing the next two 3–6, 3–6.
In 2009, she won her first WTA Tour singles title over German Sabine Lisicki 6-2, 7-5 in Luxembourg.
Bacsinszky is currently competing at the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open where she gained direct entry, ranked 54 in the world. In the first round she beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-4, 6-4 and in the second round gained the biggest win of her career by defeating 8th seed and world No.11 Li Na 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(3). She faced Polona Hercog in the third round, and won 6-2,6-2. She lost to Yanina Wickmayer in the fourth round.
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