Michaella Krajicek life and biography

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Michaella Krajicek biography

Date of birth : 1989-01-09
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Delft, Netherlands
Nationality : Dutch
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-13
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, WTA tour, Australian Open

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Michaëlla Krajicek is a Dutch professional tennis player. Her highest WTA ranking (singles) was number 30 on 11 February 2008. She currently is the second best ranked player from the Netherlands behind Arantxa Rus.

Singles Titles:

2006: Hobart, 's-Hertogenbosch
2005: Tashkent

Doubles Titles

2010: Memphis
2008: 's-Hertogenbosch
2006: Palermo, Budapest

CAREER:

2010:
Preparing for the Australian Open she participated in Brisbane and Hobart both losing in the qualifications. Because of her ranking Krajicek had to play the qualifications for the Australian Grand Slam, falling in the third round to Angelique Kerber in three sets. She also competed in the doubles main event with Dominika Cibulková, but lost in the first round.

Her next tournament was the Cellular South Cup in Memphis. She lost in the second round to Petra Kvitova. She won the doubles titles with her partner Vania King.

She played in the qualification rounds for Monterrey, Indian Wells, Miami and Ponte Vedra Beach. Only reaching the main event in Miama losing in the first round to Melanie Oudin. Later in Charleston she reached the second round.

Before going to Europe for the two Grand Slams she competed on the ITF Tour circuit in the US. Reaching the second round in Dothan, winning Charlottesville and falling in the quarterfinals in Indian Harbour Beach. Charlottesville would be the only singles title Krajicek would win in 2010.

Her season end ranking in singles was 141.

2011:
In the 2011 Australian Open she participated in the qualification tournament, losing in the first round to the number 156 player Sabine Lisicki. In the doubles she reached the second round with partner Petra Kvitová.

For the first time since 2007 Krajicek competed for the Netherlands in the Fed Cup. Playing in Group I of the European/African zone against Hungary, Romania and Latvia, she won all her singles matches. Winning most notably from Monica Niculescu, ranked 68 on the WTA tour. After being undefeated in the group round the Netherlands faced Switzerland in the semifinal. Krajicek lost both her single and double match, partnered with Arantxa Rus, thus eliminating the Netherlands from the competition.

Like previous years she competed at the Cellular South Cup. Winning the first round from Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová with 6-1, 6-3. Later losing in the second round to Alexa Glatch with 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-3. In the doubles she reached the semifinals with partner Vania King.

Her next tournament was the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur. Winning the first round from her doublespartner Tatjana Malek 6-3, 6-2, and then in the second round from 2010 winner and No. 3 seed Alisa Kleybanova 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. She won in the quarterfinals from Luxembourg player Anne Kremer 6-2, 6-3. She lost in the semifinals from later winner Jelena Dokić with 6-2, 6-3. In the doubles she lost in the first round.

PERSONAL:

Coached by father, Petr; was introduced to sport by father and mother, Paulina; began playing at age 3
Has two brothers, Petr and Richard (former ATP star and 1996 Wimbledon champion)
Has pet hamster named Lola and pet dog named Zorro
Favorite movie is The Notebook; favorite actors are George Clooney and Scarlett Johansson
Enjoys soul, R&B and Dutch music
Likes to read biographies and comedy books
Favorite meal is caesar salad; favorite drink is cafe latte
Enjoys soccer, basketball and swimming.

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