Wickmayer professional tennis star

Yanina Wickmayer (born 20 October 1989 in Lier, Belgium) is a Belgian professional tennis player who is currently ranked World No. 22. She rose to prominence with her semi-final appearance at the 2009 US Open.

* 1 Personal
* 2 2006
* 3 2007
* 4 2008
* 5 2009
* 6 2010
* 7 WTA Tour finals
o 7.1 WTA Tour singles finals (5)
o 7.2 WTA Tour doubles finals (1)
* 8 Career ITF finals
o 8.1 Singles: 10
o 8.2 Doubles: 8
* 9 Performance timeline
* 10 References
* 11 External links


Wickmayer's mother died at an early age.[1] She currently has no coach. Her father travels with her and acts as her coach.

Wickmayer obtained her first real successes: 3 singles ITF titles and 2 ITF doubles (see below).

Wickmayer continued her success on the ITF circuit by winning several tournaments in Asia during the fall season (see external links). It was around this time that Wickmayer surpassed Caroline Maes as the number two Belgian female tennis player. At the start of the year, Wickmayer was number 534 in the world but by November 2007 was around number 170. Wickmayer has now won 8 singles titles and 7 doubles titles on the ITF circuit.

She was also selected by team captain Sabine Appelmans to represent the Belgium Fed Cup team at the 2007 Fed Cup. She lost to Venus Williams 6–1, 6–2 in her World Group match before winning one rubber and losing the other against Chinese opposition.

In the 2008 Fed Cup tie versus Ukraine, Wickmayer sprung a surprise victory over reigning Australian Open women's doubles champion Kateryna Bondarenko.[2]

Wickmayer qualified in singles for the French Open, but lost 2–6, 5–7 in the first round to Akgul Amanmuradova of Uzbekistan.

She reached the final of the DFS Classic, but lost 6–7, 6–3, 6–7 to Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine.

At Wimbledon she lost in the first round to Japan's Ai Sugiyama 6–4, 6–2.