Aleksandra Wozniak

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Aleksandra Wozniak
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Birthdate September 7, 1987
Birthplace Montréal, Québec, Canada
From Blainville, Québec, Canada
Height 5’9” (1,75m)
Style of play Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned pro 2005
Retired 2018
Best WTA singles ranking No. 21 (June 22, 2009)
Best WTA doubles ranking No. 136 (June 7, 2010)
Profile on CdnTennis.ca

Biography

Aleksandra Wozniak (born September 7, 1987 in Montréal, Québec, Canada) is a Canadian former professional tennis player. She reached a career-high WTA singles ranking of No. 21 on June 22, 2009 and a career-high WTA doubles ranking of No. 136 on June 7, 2010.

Wozniak has won one WTA and eleven ITF tournaments. Wozniak won her first Billie Jean King Cup (then known as Fed Cup) match in 2004, defeating Swiss Timea Bacsinszky and boasts a 40–12 record through April 2016. Her 40 total victories are a Canadian Billie Jean King Cup team record, as are her 32 wins in singles. She has appeared in 36 ties during her career in the Billie Jean King Cup, also a record. As a junior, she won the Grade A tournament Abierto Juvenil Mexicano in 2005. Also in 2005, she reached the semifinals of the junior Australian Open in singles. At the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford in 2008, she became the first Canadian in 20 years to capture a WTA singles title and the first Québécoise in history to have accomplished such a feat. At the 2009 French Open, Wozniak became Canada's first representative in the fourth round of the French Open women's draw in 17 years, and the first Canadian woman to survive into the second week at the French Open since Patricia Hy-Boulais in 1992. Wozniak was also the first Canadian to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam event since Maureen Drake qualified for the round of 16 at the 1999 Australian Open. At the 2012 Rogers Cup, she reached the quarterfinals at a Premier 5 tournament for the first time of her career, where she lost to Caroline Wozniacki. She became the first Canadian in 20 years (since Patricia Hy-Boulais in 1992) to reach the quarterfinals there. Also in 2012, Wozniak qualified for the Summer Olympic Games in London, but lost to American Venus Williams in the second round. In doubles, she lost in the first round with Stéphanie Dubois. Wozniak was named Female Player of the Year by Tennis Canada five times (2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012) and received the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as the Canadian female athlete of the year in 2009. She retired on December 19, 2018.

Wozniak's family immigrated to Canada from Poland in 1983, before she was born. She has an elder sister Dorota who also played tennis. She started playing tennis at the age of three. She was inspired to pick up a racquet by her sister and Monica Seles, her idol growing up, and was coached by her father Antoni. Since retiring, Wozniak was the marketing director for Elixir Wear from February to November 2019, a company specialised in natural pain relief wearables developed to treat sports, muscle, and joint injuries. She is currently a motivational speaker and a tennis coach at her own tennis academy in Bedford, Québec named Académie de tennis Aleksandra Wozniak. She also has a Level 3 Coach certification from Tennis Canada.

WTA career finals

Singles: 3 (1 title, 2 runners-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Olympic Games (0–0)
WTA Finals (0–0)
WTA Tier I / WTA Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
WTA Tier II / WTA Premier (1–0)
WTA Tier III, IV & V / WTA International (0–2)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 May 2007 Morocco Open, Morocco Tier IV Clay Milagros Sequera (VEN) 1–6, 3–6
Win 1–1 Jul 2008 Stanford Classic, United States Tier II Hard Marion Bartoli (FRA) 7–5, 6–3
loss 1–2 Apr 2009 Ponte Vedra Beach Championships, United States International Clay Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 1–6, 2–6

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 14 (11 titles, 3 runners-up)

Legend
ITF $100,000 tournaments (2–0)
ITF $75,000 / ITF $80,000 tournaments (1–0)
ITF $50,000 / ITF $60,000 tournaments (1–0)
ITF $25,000 tournaments (6–3)
ITF $15,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (1–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (9–2)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jun 2002 Lachine, Canada $10,000 Hard Beier Ko (CAN) 6–0, 6–3
Win 2–0 Jul 2005 Hamilton, Canada $25,000 Clay María José Argeri (ARG) 6–1, 6–2
Loss 2–1 Oct 2005 Pelham, United States $25,000 Clay Soledad Esperón (ARG) 5–7, 2–6
Win 3–1 Oct 2005 Victoria, Mexico $25,000 Hard Olga Blahotová (CZE) 2–6, 6–0, 6–4
Loss 3–2 Oct 2005 Mexico City, Mexico $25,000 Hard María José Argeri (ARG) 4–6, 0–4 retired
Win 4–2 Nov 2005 Toronto, Canada $25,000 Hard (i) Olena Antypina (UKR) 6–4, 6–3
Win 5–2 Jul 2006 Hamilton, Canada (2) $25,000 Clay Valérie Tétreault (CAN) 6–1, 6–7(5–7), 6–2
Win 6–2 Oct 2006 Ashland, United States $50,000 Hard Ágnes Szávay (HUN) 6–1, 7–6(7–2)
Win 7–2 Nov 2006 Pittsburgh, United States $75,000 Hard (i) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 6–2, retired
Loss 7–3 Mar 2008 Redding, United States $25,000 Hard Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová (CZE) 6–7(4–7), 3–6
Win 8–3 Aug 2011 Vancouver, Canada $100,000 Hard Jamie Hampton (USA) 6–3, 6–1
Win 9–3 Mar 2012 Nassau, Bahamas $100,000 Hard Alizé Cornet (FRA) 6–4, 7–5
Win 10–3 Jul 2017 Gatineau, Canada $25,000 Hard Ellen Perez (AUS) 7–6(7–4), 6–4
Win 11–3 Oct 2017 Stillwater, United States $25,000 Hard Marie Bouzková (CZE) 7–5, 6–4

Doubles: 2 (2 runners-up)

Legend
ITF $100,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $75,000 / ITF $80,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $50,000 / ITF $60,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $25,000 tournaments (0–1)
ITF $15,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 2002 Toronto, Canada $10,000 Hard Diana Srebrovic (CAN) Lauren Cheung (AUS)
Christina Horiatopoulos (AUS)
3–6, 1–6
Loss 0–2 Jul 2006 Hamilton, Canada $25,000 Clay Soledad Esperón (ARG) Nicole Kriz (AUS)
Story Tweedie-Yates (USA)
4–6, 1–6

Singles performance timeline

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A 1R Q1 1R 1R A 2R A Q1 A Q1 Q1 A 0 / 4 1–4 20%
French Open A A A A A A 1R 3R 4R 3R 2R 3R A 1R A 1R Q1 A 0 / 8 10–8 56%
Wimbledon A A A A A A 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R A 1R A A A A 0 / 7 3–7 30%
US Open A A A A A A 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R A A A A 0 / 8 4–8 33%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–4 3–3 5–4 3–4 1–3 5–4 1–1 0–3 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0 / 27 18–27 40%
Year-end championships
WTA Finals Did Not Qualify 0 / 0 0–0
WTA Elite Trophy Not Held Did Not Qualify 0 / 0 0–0
WTA Tier I / WTA Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 tournaments
Doha / Dubai1 A A A A A A A A A A A 1R A A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Indian Wells2 A A A A A A 1R Q2 3R 2R Q1 1R A 4R A Q2 A A 0 / 5 4–5 44%
Miami2 A A A A Q1 A 1R 2R 2R 2R A 3R 1R 1R A A A A 0 / 7 3–7 30%
Madrid2 Not Held 2R 1R A A A A A A A A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Rome A A A A A A A A 2R A A 1R A A A A A A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Canada A A Q1 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R QF A 1R A 1R Q1 A 0 / 11 6–11 35%
Cincinnati Not Tier I 2R A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Wuhan Not Held A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Beijing2 Not Tier I 3R A A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–3 2–2 6–7 0–4 1–1 5–5 0–2 3–3 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0 / 31 18–31 37%
Former WTA Tier I / WTA Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 tournaments
Tokyo A A A A A Q1 A 1R 3R A A A 2R Not Premier 5 0 / 3 3–3 50%
Berlin A A A A A A A A Not Held 0 / 0 0–0
Charleston A A A A A A A 1R Not Premier 5 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Moscow A A A A A A A A Not Premier 5 0 / 0 0–0
Zurich A A A A A A A NTI Not Held 0 / 0 0–0
San Diego Not Held A A A A Not Held Not Premier 5 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 4 3–4 43%
National representation
Olympic Games Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 2R Not Held A Not Held 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Fed Cup A A A PO AZ1 WG2 WG2 AZ1 WG2 WG2 WG2 AZ1 A PO A WG2 A A 0 / 0 32–11 74%
Career statistics
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L Win %
Tournaments 1 4 4 6 14 26 27 23 25 18 14 21 7 17 5 17 20 3 252
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Hardcourt Win–Loss 0–0 11–3 0–1 5–3 19–5 34–15 16–18 29–14 13–14 3–9 19–10 23–10 2–6 14–11 4–4 21–14 21–12 1–2 1 / 158 235–151 61%
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–2 6–3 25–7 7–6 5–3 6–5 10–7 6–6 5–2 8–6 0–0 8–4 0–0 0–3 2–5 1–1 0 / 60 90–60 60%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–3 2–2 4–3 5–3 3–1 3–3 0–0 7–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 18 24–18 57%
Carpet Win–Loss 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–2 1–5 3–1 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 0 / 16 14–17 45%
Overall Win–Loss 2–1 11–3 2–4 11–6 44–13 43–24 22–29 40–22 30–25 14–18 28–14 35–19 2–7 29–17 4–5 21–18 23–18 2–3 1 / 252 363–246 60%
Win % 67% 79% 33% 65% 79% 64% 43% 65% 55% 44% 67% 65% 22% 63% 44% 54% 56% 40% 59.61%
Year-end ranking 569 878 491 190 91 130 34 35 126 105 43 280 132 844 300 300 1042

Notes

  • 1 The first WTA Premier 5 event of the year (now a WTA 1000) has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Ladies Open beginning in 2009. Dubai was classified as a Premier 5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. From 2015 to 2020, the two tournaments alternated between Premier 5 and Premier status every year.
  • 2 Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid and Beijing were WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments from 2009 to 2020.

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 1R A A A 0 / 2 0–2 0%
French Open 1R A 1R 2R A 2R A 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Wimbledon A A 2R 2R A 1R A 0 / 3 2–3 40%
US Open A 1R 1R A A 1R 2R 0 / 4 1–4 20%
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 1–4 2–3 0–0 1–3 1–1 0 / 13 5–13 28%

Mixed doubles performance timeline

Tournament 2009 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open QF 0 / 1 2–1 67%
French Open A 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon A 0 / 0 0–0
US Open A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 2–1 0 / 1 2–1 67%

Wins over top-10 opponents

Wozniak has a 4–21 (16%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.

Wins over top-10 opponents per season
Season 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
No. Opponent Rank Event Surface Round Score Wozniak
Rank
2008
1. Serena Williams (USA) 5 Stanford Classic, United States Hard SF 6–2, 3–1 retired 85
2009
2. Nadia Petrova (RUS) 10 Ponte Vedra Beach Championships, United States Clay SF 6–4, 4–6, 6–2 35
3. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 5 Eastbourne International, United Kingdom Grass 1R 6–0, 6–3 23
4. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 5 Pan Pacific Open, Japan Hard 2R 5–0 retired 35

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