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MICHAELLA KRAJICEK

Netherlands

Road to Singapore

68th

DOUBLES

D.O.B.
Jan 9
1989
Height
5' 9"
1.77 m
Weight
152 lbs.
69 kg
Plays
Right-handed
two-handed backhand
Status
Pro
June 16, 2003
Personal
Coached by father, Petr Krajicek (a geologist); mother is Pavlina (an economist); younger brother is Peter (at university, plays basketball) and older brother is Richard (former ATP star); has two dogs named Zorro and Thor ... Best memory is being proposed to on court by now-husband and ATP player Martin Emmrich at 's-Hertogenbosch in June 2014; married in July 2015 ... Began playing at age 3 when parents introduced her to the sport at club in Delft ... All-court player; favorite shot is serve; favorite surfaces are hard and grass ... Best tennis memories are first three WTA titles and reaching QFs at Wimbledon ... Speaks Dutch, Czech, German and English ... Favorite artist is Bruno Mars; favorite author is Sophie Kinsella ... Favorite food is Thai and sushi; favorite drink is Cassis ... Favorite city to visit is New York ("the most happening place in the world") ... Favorite tournament is 's-Hertogenbosch ... Lucky charm is ring she got from her dad on 18th birthday ... Goals include fulfilling her full potential in singles and doubles ... In 2007, was featured in Glamour Holland's Women of 2007 issue and was also honored as one of the most powerful females in Holland by Heleen Magazine ... Won Dutch National Championships from 2003 to 2006; named the Netherlands' Most Talented Junior Athlete in 2003 and Best Tennis Player in 2006 ... ambassador to Dutch charity Stichting Dierenlot
Career Highlights
SINGLES
Winner (3): 2006 - Hobart, 's-Hertogenbosch; 2005 - Tashkent.

DOUBLES
Winner (5): 2014 - Nrnberg (w/Ka.Pliskova); 2013 - 125/Suzhou (w/Babos); 2010 - Memphis (w/King); 2008 - 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Erakovic); 2006 - Palermo, Budapest (both w/Husarova).
Finalist (11): 2013 - Auckland (w/Hradecka), 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Mladenovic); 2012 - Budapest (w/Birnerova); 2011 - Oeiras (w/Daniilidou); 2010 - Charleston (w/King); 2009 - Memphis (w/Fedak), 's-Hertogenbosch (w/Wickmayer); 2008 - Prague (w/Craybas); 2006 - Antwerp (w/Foretz); 2005 - Oeiras (w/Nagyova), Hasselt (w/Szavay).

ADDITIONAL
Dutch Fed Cup Team, 2004-07, 2015.
Career Review
2015 - Reached 2r once; fell in qualifying twice; won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.

2014 - Reached 2r once; fell in qualifying four times (incl. US Open); won one WTA doubles title; also won two singles titles and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2013 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r three times (incl. Wimbledon); won one WTA 125K Series doubles title; also won one singles title and three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2012 - Illness-marred season (finishing No.150); QF twice at Memphis and Acapulco; reached 2r three times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r four times (incl. Roland Garros, US Open and Budapest - l. to Amanmuradova 63 36 76(6); held 4mp - 1mp at 5-3 third set, 3mp at 6-3 in third set tie-break) and in qualifying twice; withdrew from Charleston, FŠs and Strasbourg w/right knee injury and struggled with illness in second half of season (retired in Birmingham 1r and then played just one more match rest of year, falling 1r at US Open - withdrew from 's-Hertogenbosch, Wimbledon, Palermo, Bastad, Qu‚bec City, Guangzhou and Osaka).

2011 - SF twice at Kuala Lumpur (l. to Dokic) and Qu‚bec City (l. to Strycova); reached 2r three times (incl. US Open); fell 1r once and in qualifying five times (incl. other three majors); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2010 - Reached 2r once; fell 1r three times and in qualifying 13 times (incl. all four majors); won one WTA doubles title; won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2009 - QF at Memphis; reached 2r three times; fell 1r three times and in qualifying four times (incl. Roland Garros); won one singles title and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

2008 - Injury-marred season (finished No.219); QF at 's-Hertogenbosch; reached 3r once and 2r twice; fell 1r nine times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon) and in qualifying twice; set career-high No.30 on February 11; struggled with injuries throughout season, first left wrist injury (withdrew from Hobart, Antwerp and Doha) and then knee injury that kept her out three months from end of June to end of September (withdrew from all summer events incl. US Open); won one WTA doubles title.

2007 - Another Top 50 season; QF twice at Charleston and Wimbledon (first Grand Slam QF; l. to Bartoli); reached 3r twice (incl. Roland Garros) and 2r 10 times (incl. US Open); fell 1r 11 times (incl. Australian Open).

2006 - First Top 50 season; won two WTA titles at Hobart (d. Benesova in final) and 's-Hertogenbosch (d. Safina in final); SF three times at Istanbul (l. to Myskina), Budapest (l. to Dom¡nguez Lino) and Hasselt (l. to Kanepi); QF at Stuttgart; reached 3r twice (incl. Australian Open) and 2r once; fell 1r nine times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying twice; made Top 50 debut on January 16 (after Hobart; rose from No.60 to No.43); won two WTA doubles titles.

2005 - First Top 100 season; won one WTA title at Tashkent (d. Amanmuradova in final; first Dutch to win a WTA title since Schultz-McCarthy in 1997); SF at Hasselt (l. to Schiavone); QF at 's-Hertogenbosch (ret. vs. Shaughnessy w/right knee injury, which required surgery the day after and kept her out three months until fall); reached 2r four times (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r once (Roland Garros) and in qualifying once; made Top 100 debut on June 6 (rose from No.114 to No.99); won one singles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2004 - Fell 1r twice; won four singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

2003 - Played first WTA main draw at 's-Hertogenbosch, falling 1r (as unranked WC).
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