Kristina Barrois life and biography

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Kristina Barrois biography

Date of birth : 1981-09-30
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Ottweiler, Germany
Nationality : German
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-12
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, WTA tour, US Open

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Kristina Barrois is a professional German tennis player who has won two German Tennis Championships and reached the second round of all four Grand Slam events, and the final of a WTA tournament. She lives in Urexweiler, Marpingen. Her career high rank is World No. 65, achieved on 26 July 2010.

CAREER:

In 2009 she started off well as she qualified for Auckland but lost to up-and-coming Russian teenager Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6–3 6–1. She then fell in the qualifying round of the Hobart event to British player Melanie South 7–5 6–0. She also reached the 1st round of the Australian Open, where she pushed the No.4 seeded Russian, Elena Dementieva but eventually lost 6–7(4) 6–2 1–6. In February she reached the 2nd round of Memphis but fell short against Dutch former world No.30 Michaëlla Krajicek 3–6 6–3 7–6(0). In March, she played an ITF event where she lost in the quarterfinals to British player Katie O'Brien 6–7(7) 3–6. She did extremely well at the premier mandatory event in Indian Wells, where she beat French star Alizé Cornet 6–2 6–2 in the 2nd round. She lost, however, to Hungarian Ágnes Szávay in the next round 6–3 6–4. She reached the second round of the French Open, where Victoria Azarenka beat her 7–6 7–5, and the US Open, where Dinara Safina beat her 6–7 6–2 6–3.

In 2010, she reached the second round on the Australian Open, where Samantha Stosur beat her 7–5 6–3. She qualified for her first ever final in a WTA tournament, the Internationaux de Strasbourg, which Maria Sharapova won 7–5 6–1.[2] She reached the second round of Wimbledon, where Justine Henin beat her 6–3 7–5.

In 2011, she reached the second round of the Australian Open, where Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat her 6–2 6–2.

PERSONAL:

Coached by Patrick Schmidt; agent is Bernd Franke
Father's name is Waldemar; mother is Hilde; has two sisters, Simone and Carmen (nobody in family plays tennis)
Began playing in 1991 when she took the sport up herself; began playing at a tennis club
Graduated high school in 2000
Favorite surface is hard court
Speaks German and English
Favorite actor is Tom Hanks; favorite food and drink are pasta and diet cola
Relaxes by listening to music; favorite types are rock and pop
Admires Steffi Graf and Roger Federer because they are both very successful but very normal too.

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