Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Yanina Wickmayer Super Tennis Star Profile,Bio & Pictures 2011

Yanina Wickmayer
Singles Ranking:  22
Doubles Ranking:  157
Country:  Belgium
Birth Date:  20 October 1989
Birth Place:  Lier, Belgium
Residence:  Deurne, Belgium
Height:  1.83 metres (6 ft. 0 in.)
Weight:  68.2 kilos (150 lbs.)
Plays:  Right Handed

Yanina Wickmayer tennis career started at the age of nine. Yanina Wickmayer tennis coach was Michel Bouhoulle as she turned pro in 2004 and for the first time played at Hasselt and even participated in two events in the ITF Circuit held in Belgium. In 2006, success followed Wickmayer in a number of events. Her first successes were the 3 singles ITF titles and 2 ITF doubles. Her successes continued in 2007 on the ITF circuit and she won several tournaments in Asia. It was around this time that she defeated Caroline Maes and became the Number 2 Female Belgian Player. By this time she had bagged 8 singles title and 7 doubles title on the ITF circuit.

In 2008's Fed Cup, Wickmayer had an unexpected win over Kateryna Bondarenko, who was the Australian Open's woman's champion in doubles. The year 2009 started with loses but then she won her first ever WTA Tour singles title, in Estoril defeated the 3rd seed Sorana Cirstea. After that she received a year ban for some tribunal issues.

In 2011 Wickmayer got her back to the 21st position in the 2011 Australian Open though she lost in the second round as she was ill. She performed well in the next matches and reached the quarterfinals of the 2011 UNICEF Open, falling eventually. She was the 19th seed in the 2011 Wimbledon Championship and beat even the 12th seed Svetlana Kuznetsova and reached the fourth round for the first time where she lost to Petra Kvitova the eventual winner.

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