Yanina Wickmayer

2013 AEGON International, Yanina Wickmayer
Wickmayer, YaninaWickmayer, Yanina

Lier, Belgium
Monte Carlo, Monaco
6′ (1.82 m)
150 lbs. (68 kg)
Turned Pro

Yanina Wickmayer is Belgium’s most promising talent in tennis and is looking to follow in the footsteps of compatriots Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters, both of whom succeeded in reaching the No1 spot and at Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park.

Wickmayer turned professional in 2004, but it wasn’t until 2008 that she made the main draw of a WTA tournament.

In 2009 she broke into the world’s top 20 after reaching the semi-finals of the US Open, where she was defeated by Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark. That same year she won her first two titles in Linz and Estoril.

In 2010 she achieved victory in Auckland and made it through to the last 16 in two further Grand Slam tournaments. A year later she reached the semi-finals of one of the most important tournaments of the year, Indian Wells, as well as playing in another final at Auckland.

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