Timea Bacsinszky life and biography

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Timea Bacsinszky biography

Date of birth : 1989-06-08
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Lausanne, Switzerland
Nationality : Swiss
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-21
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, WTA tour, Australian Open

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Timea Bacsinszky is a professional female tennis player residing in Belmont-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland. She joined the WTA Tour in 2004 and was ranked World No. 37 on 7 June 2010.

CAREER:

During Bacsinszky's junior career, she reached the semifinals of the 2004 Australian Open, losing to Shahar Pe'er, the 2004 French Open, losing to Mădălina Gojnea, and the 2005 Australian Open, losing to Hungarian Ágnes Szávay.

Her breakthrough professional tournament was the 2006 Zurich Open, qualifying and then defeating former Grand Slam champion Anastasia Myskina 6–3 6–3 and Italian Francesca Schiavone 6–1 ret. Her fairytale run in her native country was ended by former World Number One Maria Sharapova, but not without a fight, losing 4–6 3–6.

Bacsinszky, however, did not enjoy as much success after the quarterfinal appearance in Zürich, winning only two WTA Tour matches, against Olga Savchuk in Fes and Zheng Jie at the 2007 French Open.

Bacsinszky had an excellent start to 2008 by reaching the semifinals of the Tier II Proximus Diamond Games in Antwerp, Belgium, where she won three qualifying matches before beating several players in the main draw - including third seed Daniela Hantuchová in a retirement - and then won the first set against world no. 1 Justine Henin 6–2, before losing the next two 3–6, 3–6.

In 2009, she won her first WTA Tour singles title over German Sabine Lisicki 6-2, 7-5 in Luxembourg.

Bacsinszky is currently competing at the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open where she gained direct entry, ranked 54 in the world. In the first round she beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-4, 6-4 and in the second round gained the biggest win of her career by defeating 8th seed and world No.11 Li Na 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(3). She faced Polona Hercog in the third round, and won 6-2,6-2. She lost to Yanina Wickmayer in the fourth round.

Singles Titles
2009: Luxembourg

Doubles Titles
2010: Budapest, Prague, Luxembourg

PERSONAL:
Coached by Erfan Djahangiri
Mother, Suzanne, is a dentist; father, Igor, is a tennis coach; both parents are Hungarian (dad is from Transylvania, a part of Hungary given to Romania after World War II); parents divorced
Brother, Daniel, is a music teacher; has two sisters, Sophie (musician and student) and Melinda (mother of two girls)
Entire family plays tennis
Has one dog and one cat
Baseliner whose favorite shot is serve and whose favorite surface is Rebound Ace
Began playing at age 3 when mother introduced her to the sport
Speaks French, Hungarian, English, German, Italian
Favorite movies are Ocean's 11 and Ocean's 12; favorite actors are Julia Roberts and George Clooney
Favorite artists are Pink, Keane, The Killers
Other interests include soccer, handball, listening to music, thinking about good memories
Favorite cities are Budapest, Catania
Idolized Monica Seles; person most admired is Roger Federer
Most memorable tournament was 2006 Zürich.

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