Kirsten Flipkens life and biography

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Kirsten Flipkens biography

Date of birth : 1986-01-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Geel, Belgium
Nationality : Belgian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-12
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, WTA tour, US Open

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Kirsten Flipkens is a professional female Belgian tennis player since 2003. Her career high rank for singles is No. 59 (21 June 2010). She won 10 ITF Singles titles, and 1 ITF Doubles title.

CAREER:

In 2003, Flipkens won the Wimbledon and US Open Girls' Singles events. At the end of the year, she was named ITF Junior World Champion.

At the 2006 French Open, Flipkens was playing her first ever Grand Slam tournament. She reached the second round. She also reached the second round in the 2006 US Open after qualifying, falling to eventual Semi-Finalist Jelena Janković.

At Wimbledon 2010 she lost in the second round to Yanina Wickmayer. She had been troubled by a recurring wrist injury and underwent surgery at the end of the 2010 season.

She started 2011 with a first round loss at the Australian Open. She reached the Semi-Finals at the 2011 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem in Fes, Morocco, during the clay court season.

PERSONAL:

Coached by Johan Van Herck
Father is Marino; mother is Carly
Began playing tennis at age 4
Speaks English, Dutch, French, German
Enjoys movies, internet and hanging out with friends.

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