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Kirsten "Flipper" Flipkens (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkɪrstən ˈflɪpkəns]; born 10 January 1986) is a Belgian tennis player. Her WTA career-high singles ranking is World No. 13, which she achieved in August 2013.[1] She had success as a junior, winning the girls' doubles title at the 2002 US Open and the singles titles at the 2003 Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon Championships
and the 2003 US Open. Since then she has won 1 WTA singles title, 1 WTA doubles title, 12 ITF singles titles, and 1 ITF doubles title. Her best Grand Slam performance was at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, where she reached the semifinal. In the same year, she was crowned Sportswoman of the Year at the Belgian Sport Awards. In 2016, Flipkens entered in her first Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and made it to the fourth round in both singles and doubles. She is also the Belgian player who has played the most years in Fed Cup (14 years as of 2017).[2] For this reason, she received the Fed Cup Commitment Award in 2016.[3]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Junior career 2.2 Professional career

2.2.1 2003–2011 2.2.2 2012 2.2.3 2013 2.2.4 2014 2.2.5 2015 2.2.6 2016 2.2.7 2017

3 Playing Style 4 Sponsors 5 WTA career finals

5.1 Singles: 3 (1 title, 2 runners-up) 5.2 Doubles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runner-up)

6 ITF Circuit Finals

6.1 Singles: 23 (12–11)

7 Singles performance timeline 8 Doubles performance timeline 9 Wins over top 10 players 10 References 11 External links

Early life[edit] Born on 10 January 1986 in Geel, Belgium
Belgium
as the only child of a car dealer and a house wife.[4] She began playing tennis at 4 years old.[5] Flipkens played tennis, football, volleyball and basketball before eventually deciding to pursue a career as a tennis player at the age of 12. She then went to the tennis academy in Wilrijk
Wilrijk
where she became friends with Kim Clijsters.[6] At the age of 17, after winning Wimbledon and the US Open as a junior, she dropped out of school to continue her career as a professional tennis player.[4] She speaks Dutch, English, French and German.[7] One of her trademarks are her prescripted glasses, which she has to wear since she's myopic.[8] Career[edit] Junior career[edit] In 2001, Flipkens won the bronze medal at the European Youth Olympics Festival in Murcia, Spain.[9] In 2002, Flipkens and Elke Clijsters won the girls' US Open doubles title, beating Shadisha Robsinon and Tory Zawacki in the final with 6–1, 6–3.[10] In 2003, Flipkens won the Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon Championships
in Girls' Singles beating Anna Chakvetadze
Anna Chakvetadze
6–4, 3–6, 6–3[11] and the US Open in girls' singles, defeating Michaëlla Krajicek, 6–3, 7–5. Following her two wins in two Grand Slam juniors events, Flipkens was selected to join the Belgium
Belgium
Fed Cup
Fed Cup
team for the 2003 Fed Cup's semifinal opposing the United States.[12] She played her first Fed Cup
Fed Cup
match against then WTA no. 17 Meghann Shaughnessy
Meghann Shaughnessy
and lost 7–6 (7/4), 6–7 (8/10), 7–9.[13] She finished 2003 as World no. 1 in both singles and doubles on the junior rankings. At the end of the year, she received the award for Best Belgian Talent and was named ITF Junior World Champion.[14][15] Professional career[edit] 2003–2011[edit] Flipkens played her first professional match in 2001, but didn't officially become a professional tennis player until 2003. She won her 2nd ITF title in Innsbruck, Austria
Austria
in July 2004 but then struggled with a congenital back injury during the second half of 2004, causing her to be unable to play for several months.[16] In August 2005, she won her 3rd ITF title in Hechingen, Germany. In October 2005, Flipkens won her first main draw match on a WTA tournament in Hasselt, against Italian Silvia Farina Elia. At the 2006 French Open, Flipkens qualified for the main draw of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career. She reached the second round. In Wimbledon 2006, Flipkens reached the main draw of a Grand Slam for the second time. She lost to Jamea Jackson
Jamea Jackson
in the first round. She partnered then British no. 2 Andy Murray
Andy Murray
in mixed doubles.[17] She also reached the second round in the 2006 US Open after qualifying, falling to eventual semifinalist Jelena Janković. In September 2006, she replaced the injured Kim Clijsters as the second member of the Belgian Fed Cup
Fed Cup
team in the final against Italy, alongside Justine Henin-Hardenne. Flipkens lost both her singles matches (against Schiavone and Santangelo). She and Henin-Hardenne then played the decisive doubles together, but had to retire in the third and final set due to Henin-Hardenne tearing a muscle in her leg, which led to Belgium
Belgium
losing the final with 3–2.[18] In 2007, Flipkens suffered from an injury to the wrist, which resulted in her not being able to play for several months.[19] In 2008, she reached the second round of WTA Estoril, beating Lucie Šafářová with 7–5, 6–4 in the first round. She also won three ITF tournaments in 2008.

Kirsten Flipkens
Kirsten Flipkens
at the 2009 US Open

In 2009, Flipkens reached the second round of the Australian Open
Australian Open
and the French Open. She defeated no. 30 Ágnes Szávay
Ágnes Szávay
in order to reach the second round at Wimbledon, where she faced Elena Baltacha. Flipkens beat the British wildcard in straight sets to set up an encounter with top seed Dinara Safina
Dinara Safina
and a place in a Grand Slam third round for the first time in her career. She lost to the Russian, after having a set point in the first set, 5–7, 1–6. At the 2009 US Open, she reached the third round, after victories in straight sets over Jelena Dokic
Jelena Dokic
and Anabel Medina Garrigues.[20][21] She suffered a defeat in the third round, losing to compatriot and eventual champion Kim Clijsters, 0–6, 2–6.[22] In October 2009, she again defeated Garrigues to reach the quarterfinals of the Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Open.[23] After the Australian Open
Australian Open
2009, Flipkens reached the top 100 for the first time in her career at the end of 2009. At her next Grand Slam, the 2010 Australian Open, Flipkens lost in the first round to another unseeded countrywoman making a comeback, Justine Henin, 4–6, 3–6.[24] At the 2010 French Open, she beat Japan's Ayumi Morita
Ayumi Morita
in the first round, 6–1, 6–4. Maria Sharapova beat her in straight sets in the second round. In the week before Wimbledon, she reached the semifinals of the UNICEF Open, a WTA tournament on grass at Rosmalen, where she lost to Andrea Petkovic.[25] 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.[26] Flipkens started 2011 with a first-round loss at the Australian Open and did not win one Grand Slam match that year. She reached the semifinals at the 2011 Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem in Fes, Morocco, during the clay-court season.[27] At Rosmalen, she teamed up with Coco Vandeweghe
Coco Vandeweghe
to reach the semifinals in doubles.[28] 2012[edit] In April 2012, doctors discovered four life-threatening blood clots in her calf, which prevented her from playing for two months. During this time, her ranking dropped to no. 262 and she lost her funding from the Flemish Tennis Association (VTV).[29] She returned to the tour at Rosmalen, where she beat Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
in the first round and reached the semi-finals.[30][31] She qualified in singles for the 2012 US Open and made it to the second round, where she was defeated by eventual finalist Victoria Azarenka.[32] She also partnered with Kim Clijsters
Kim Clijsters
in doubles, but they were beaten in the first round.[33] In September 2012, she won the Bell Challenge
Bell Challenge
in Quebec for her first WTA title,[34] after wins over top-seeded Dominika Cibulková, Mona Barthel
Mona Barthel
and Lucie Hradecká, among others.[35] In October, she participated in the Generali Ladies Linz tournament, where she won through qualifying and got onto the main draw. She then defeated Alizé Cornet
Alizé Cornet
in the first round, a qualifier in the second round, and 2nd seed Ana Ivanovic
Ana Ivanovic
6–4, 6–0 in the quarterfinals.[36][37] Ultimately, she lost in three sets to Julia Görges in the semifinals.[38] This result brought her to a career-high 58th position on the WTA rankings. During this month, Kim Clijsters announced that she would help her as a part-coach.[39] In December 2012, Maxime Braeckman became her new coach full-time coach, but she still occasionally worked with Clijsters.[40] At the end of the season, she was nominated for "Comeback Player of the Year" at the WTA Awards, an award that would eventually go to Yaroslava Shvedova. In December, Flipkens received the VTV Award for "Belgian Player of the Year".[41] 2013[edit] Flipkens started her 2013 season at the Moorilla Hobart International. In the first round, she won against Francesca Schiavone
Francesca Schiavone
2–6, 6–3, 7–6 (7/3) and continued with wins over Bojana Jovanovski
Bojana Jovanovski
and Monica Niculescu, before falling to Mona Barthel
Mona Barthel
in the semifinals (4–6, 4–6).[42][43] Her next tournament was the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open. She defeated Mandy Minella, Klara Zakopalová, and Valeria Savinykh
Valeria Savinykh
in the first rounds to advance to the fourth round where she lost 1–6, 0–6 to Maria Sharapova.[44] She then proceeded to reach the quarterfinal of Memphis (lost to Magdaléna Rybáriková) as well as the quarterfinal of Miami, where she beat Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
in the second round before eventually falling to Agnieszka Radwańska. She started the French Open
French Open
2013 as 21st seed, and beat Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta
in the first round before losing to 2010-champion Francesca Schiavone. After the French Open, Flipkens reached top 20 for the first time.[45] To prepare for Wimbledon, Flipkens participated in the Aegon Classic in Birmingham. Top-seeded of the tournament, she was free from the first round. In the second round, she beat qualifier Ajla Tomljanovic 4–6, 6–4, 7–5.[46] She lost 7–6 (5), 6–2 to Magdaléna Rybáriková in the third round.[47] A week later, Flipkens was at the Topshelf Open in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. She advanced to the final but was ultimately beaten by Simona Halep.[48] Flipkens played at Wimbledon as the 20th seed having not even played in the qualifiers the previous year due to her low ranking. She exceeded expectations by advancing to the semifinals of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career, beating Flavia Pennetta
Flavia Pennetta
in the fourth round with 7–6, 6–3 and former champion Petra Kvitová
Petra Kvitová
with 4–6, 6–3, 6–4 in the quarterfinals.[49][50] However, she was defeated 1–6, 2–6 by eventual champion Marion Bartoli
Marion Bartoli
in the semi-final.[51] During the semifinal, Flipkens suffered from a knee-injury, after which she didn't play for a month.[52] She reached a career high of 13th in the world on 5 August 2013. In the first round of Toronto, she beat Venus Williams
Venus Williams
0–6, 6–4, 6–2 and reached the quarterfinal before losing to world no. 1 and Venus' sister Serena Williams
Serena Williams
0–6, 3–6. She began the US Open as 12th seed. However, she was beaten in straight sets in the first round by two-time champion Venus Williams, who took revenge for her loss against Flipkens two weeks earlier in Toronto. In October, it was announced that Flipkens would stop working with Maxime Braeckman due to Braeckman wanting to stay more at home with his family.[53] Flipkens reached another quarterfinal in Linz and finished the year as 20th in the world. In December, she took part in the Kim Clijsters Invitational, an exhibition tournament where she won against Ana Ivanovic in a singles match and lost against Kim Clijsters
Kim Clijsters
and Xavier Malisse, whilst partnering Henri Leconte
Henri Leconte
in a mixed doubles match.[54] On 22 December 2013, she received the prestigious award for Sportswoman of the Year in Belgium[55] as well as the VTV Award for "Belgian Player of the Year" for the second year in a row.[56] 2014[edit] Flipkens began 2014 by reaching a semifinal in Auckland, where she lost to Ana Ivanovic, 0–6, 6–7. The next week, she reached the quarterfinal of Hobart (losing to Garbiñe Muguruza). She then beat Laura Robson
Laura Robson
in the Australian Open
Australian Open
2014, where she ended up reaching the second round in which she was defeated by Casey Dellacqua.[57] In February, she made it into the quarterfinal of Paris, but lost to Maria Sharapova. In Miami, she reached the fourth round before losing to Sharapova again. In May, Flipkens announced that she would begin to work with ex-tennis player Xavier Malisse.[58] However, their cooperation ended in June, after the French Open, because it didn't work out.[59] In the French Open, Flipkens lost in the second round to Julia Glushko. Flipkens withdrew from the second round in doubles, with Dominika Cibulková, after she'd fainted on court during training and doctors at the site had sent her to the hospital where she'd spent the night on intensive care since heart problems were feared.[60] However, later tests revealed that she was healthy and fit to play.[61] Flipkens reached the quarterfinal of Birmingham, where she was beaten by Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová, and the third round of Wimbledon against Angelique Kerber. As a wildcard in the tournament of New Haven, she made it into the quarterfinal after an epic against Andrea Petkovic
Andrea Petkovic
(4–6, 7–6 (4), 7–6 (6)) but was eventually beaten by Samantha Stosur
Samantha Stosur
3–6, 6–4, 3–6.[62] In the US Open, she lost in the first round to Italian Sara Errani. Flipkens finished the season as no. 46 in the world.[7] At the end of the season, she took part in the first edition of the International Premier Tennis League, where she played for the Manila Mavericks and was teammates with – amongst others – Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray
Andy Murray
and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. During this two-and-a-half week during event, Flipkens mainly excelled as a mixed doubles player, alongside multiple champion Daniel Nestor. The Manila Mavericks ended third in the competition.[63] 2015[edit] Flipkens started 2015 with a knee injury and only won one match during the Australian season (against Johanna Larsson
Johanna Larsson
in Auckland). In the Australian Open
Australian Open
2015, she was beaten by friend and doubles partner Dominika Cibulková
Dominika Cibulková
3–6, 6–3, 6–1.[64] During the Fed Cup, she and her teammates failed to bring Belgium
Belgium
back to the World Group II after the team lost their final tie against Croatia.[65] She reached her first quarterfinal of the season in Katowice, where she lost to compatriot Alison Van Uytvanck. During the tournament of Stuttgart in April, she was forced to retire because of an 11.5 cm tear in her upper leg. This healed better than expected and against all the odds she made it into the French Open, where she lost the first round against Elena Vesnina.[66] In Wimbledon, she played the second round against former no. 1 Victoria Azarenka, but lost 6–4, 6–2. After Wimbledon, she fell out of the top 100 for the first time since 2012. In July, she played the semifinal of Istanbul (beating – amongst others – Francesca Schiavone
Francesca Schiavone
and Alizé Cornet)[67] and the quarterfinal of Baku. Thanks to these two good results, she made it back into the top 100.[68] She proceeded to play the final of 100k ITF Vancouver, where she lost to Johanna Konta
Johanna Konta
from Britain.[69] At the US Open, she was beaten in the first round by Varvara Lepchenko. In doubles, she played alongside Laura Robson. They reached the second round, where they were beaten by fifth seeds Caroline Garcia and Katarina Srebotnik. After the US Open, Flipkens was diagnosed with a cyst on the wrist, which made her unable to play, resulting in her dropping out of the top 100 again. She made her comeback in the Linz Open. This comeback was successful; Flipkens reached the semifinal (beating – amongst others – former number 1 Caroline Wozniacki) before eventually falling to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
6–3, 3–6, 6–2.[70] She officially finished the year 2015 as no. 93 in the world. At the end of the season, Flipkens continued to play a couple of WTA 125k's, in Poitiers, Hua Hin and Taipei. Poitiers and Hua Hin were no success, as she respectively lost in the second and in the first round. In Taipei, however, Flipkens managed to reach the semifinal. This caused her ranking to rise up to 85 after the official season's end rankings.[71] 2016[edit]

Flipkens at the 2016 US Open

Flipkens started the year with a quarterfinal in Auckland.[72] She then reached the second round of the Australian Open, where she lost to 3rd seed Garbiñe Muguruza
Garbiñe Muguruza
(6–4, 6–2).[73] In doubles, she and her partner Dominika Cibulkova
Dominika Cibulkova
had their best Grand Slam result yet. They reached the 4th round where they lost to Anastasia and Arina Rodionova (5–7, 6–2, 6–4).[74] In the tournaments of St-Petersburg and Doha, Flipkens lost in the first round. In the following tournament in Monterrey, she reached the final after beating Francesca Schiavone
Francesca Schiavone
(6–3, 7–6), Alison Van Uytvanck (6–2, 4–6, 6–3), Johanna Konta
Johanna Konta
(6–3, 6–7, 6–1) and Anett Kontaveit
Anett Kontaveit
(7–6, 6–4). In the final, she eventually lost to Heather Watson
Heather Watson
(3–6, 6–2, 6–3).[75] This good result was rewarded with a place back in the top 60, at no. 59.[76] After the tournaments of Indian Wells and Miami (where she respectively lost in the final qualifying round against Aliaksandra Sasnovich and the second round against Madison Keys),[77][78] Flipkens went on to play the quarterfinals of Katowice, where she was defeated by Camila Giorgi
Camila Giorgi
(6–2, 5–7, 6–4).[79] Flipkens was part of the Belgian Fed Cup
Fed Cup
team against Serbia as the two nations were competing for a spot in World Group II. As Belgium's second player (after Yanina Wickmayer), Flipkens played two singles matches. She lost the first one against Aleksandra Krunic
Aleksandra Krunic
but beat the 18-year-old Ivana Jorovic
Ivana Jorovic
in the decider, and with this victory ensured Belgium
Belgium
of a place back into World Group II after three consecutive years in the Europe-Africa Zone I.[80] The clay season didn't go well for Flipkens. She was plagued by a wrist injury, and only managed to win one match (against Donna Vekic in Istanbul) in the clay tournaments she entered. In the French Open, she was destroyed by Alizé Cornet
Alizé Cornet
in the first round (6–1, 6–0). In doubles, she and her partner Dominika Cibulkova
Dominika Cibulkova
reached the second round, where they retired vs. 4th seeds Babos/Shvedova.[81][82] In the Mallorca Open, Flipkens stunted versus freshly crowned French Open victor and world's number 2, Garbine Muguruza, beating her in the first round with 6–3, 6–4. She proceeded to reach the semifinal, where she was eventually beaten by the future tournament winner, Caroline Garcia, with 6–4, 4–6, 6–1. Flipkens also reached the semifinal in doubles, together with her partner Ana Ivanovic.[83] In Wimbledon, Flipkens reached the second round, where she lost to 9th seed Madison Keys
Madison Keys
with 6–4, 4–6, 6–3.[84] Flipkens entered her first Olympics ever in both singles and doubles. In singles, she stunned the gold medalist from Sydney 2000, and three times doubles champion, Venus Williams
Venus Williams
in the first round, defeating her after an epic match with 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(5).[85] In the second round, Flipkens beat Lucie Šafářová, who retired after losing the first set with 6–2.[86] Eventually, Flipkens was beaten in R16 by Laura Siegemund
Laura Siegemund
from Germany, with 6–4, 6–3.[87] In doubles, Flipkens played alongside Yanina Wickmayer. In the first round, the Belgians faced Kazakh duo Shvedova/Voskoboeva, who retired after losing the first set with 6–1.[88] However, Flipkens and Wickmayer were defeated in R16 by the Spanish team Muguruza/Suarez Navarro, the 4th seeds, with 7–5, 2–6, 6–2.[89] In the US Open, Flipkens didn't get past the first round as she was demolished by 5th seed Simona Halep
Simona Halep
with 6–0, 6–2.[90] In doubles, she also lost in the 1st round, alongside Belinda Bencic.[91] In Seoul, Flipkens won her first WTA doubles title, partnering Johanna Larsson from Sweden. They defeated Akiko Omae
Akiko Omae
and Peangtarn Plipuech in the final with 6–2, 6–3.[92] At the end of the season, Flipkens took part in the IPTL
IPTL
for the third time in a row, as a member of the Micromax Indian Aces. The team ended up as runner-up, losing to the Singapore Slammers
Singapore Slammers
with 30–14.[93] She was one of the players to receive the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
Commitment Award at the end of 2016 for being the Belgian player who's represented her country in the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
the longest: a total of 13 years in 2016. Flipkens was also nominated for a WTA Award in the category of Shot of the Year for a spectacular behind-the-back winner she scored against Kristyna Pliskova
Kristyna Pliskova
in Seoul.[94] She was voted into the final but the award would eventually go to Agnieszka Radwanska.[95] Flipkens finished the year as no. 63 in the world. 2017[edit] Flipkens began the 2017 year at the 2017 ASB Classic. She lost in the 1st round to 8th seed and eventual finalist Ana Konjuh
Ana Konjuh
6-4, 3-6, 6-3.[96] Next, Flipkens competed at the 2017 Hobart International. In the 1st round, she beat wildcard Jaimee Fourlis 7-6(10), 6-4.[97] In the 2nd round, Flipkens was defeated by 3rd seed and eventual finalist Monica Niculescu
Monica Niculescu
6-3, 6-2.[98] At the 2017 Australian Open, Flipkens lost in the 1st round to 9th seed Johanna Konta
Johanna Konta
7-5, 6-2.[99] After the Australian Open, Flipkens played qualifying at the 2017 St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy. Flipkens made it to the main draw after beating Viktoriya Tomova, Paula Cristina Gonçalves, and 7th seed Donna Vekić. In the 1st round, she lost to Alizé Cornet
Alizé Cornet
6-4, 6-2.[100] In the Fed Cup
Fed Cup
tie against Romania, Flipkens won her singles match against Monica Niculescu
Monica Niculescu
and thusly aided the Belgian team in securing a place in the World Group play-offs, since the team beat the Romanians with 3–1.[101][102][103] At the 2017 Hungarian Ladies Open, Flipkens was defeated in the 1st round by qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.[104] Flipkens reached her first quarterfinal of the season in the WTA-tournament of Acapulco, where she lost to Kristina Mladenovic.[105] In the prestigious tournament of Indian Wells, she beat 17-year-old talent CiCi Bellis
CiCi Bellis
but got beaten by Garbine Muguruza in the second round.[106][107] In Miami she was beaten by Dominika Cibulkova in the third round.[108] Alongside Johanna Larsson, Flipkens reached another doubles final in Nürnberg. The pair was beaten by Nicole Melichar
Nicole Melichar
and Anna Smith with 3–6, 6–3, 11–9.[109] At the French Open, Flipkens reached the 2nd round but lost to Samantha Stosur. In doubles, she played together with ex-winner Francesca Schiavone. They made it to the quarterfinals. Playing Style[edit] Flipkens describes herself as "an all court player" whose biggest strength is her "serve and all round game".[4] She makes up for her short height and relative lack of physical strength with her good forehand and serve, her quickness and agility, and her ability to play almost every shot (which results in her frequently being awarded with "Shot of the Day" by the WTA). Her trademark shot is backhand slice and she often plays serve-and-volley. She prefers fast courts. Her favorite surface is grass.[4] Sponsors[edit] Flipkens is sponsored by Babolat
Babolat
for tennis rackets. Her glasses are sponsored by Oakley. She used to wear Adidas
Adidas
clothing, but as of 2017 she launched her own clothing line and now plays in clothes she's designed herself. She also designed the official outfits of the Belgian Fed Cup
Fed Cup
team.[110] WTA career finals[edit] Singles: 3 (1 title, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Winner – Legend

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Tour
WTA Tour
Championships (0–0)

Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)

Premier (0–0)

International (1–2)

Titles by Surface

Hard (0–1)

Grass (0–1)

Clay (0–0)

Carpet (1–0)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score

Winner 1. 16 September 2012 Bell Challenge, Quebec City, Canada Carpet (i) Lucie Hradecká 6–1, 7–5

Runner-up 2. 22 June 2013 Topshelf Open's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Simona Halep 4–6, 2–6

Runner-up 3. 6 March 2016 Monterrey Open Monterrey, Mexico Hard Heather Watson 6–3, 2–6, 3–6

Doubles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runner-up)[edit]

Winner – Legend

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Tour
WTA Tour
Championships (0–0)

Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)

Premier (0–0)

International (2–3)

Titles by Surface

Hard (1-2)

Grass (1–0)

Clay (0-1)

Carpet (0–0)

Result No. Date Tournament Surf. Partner Opponent Score

Winner 1. 25 September 2016 Korea Open, Seoul (KOR) Hard Johanna Larsson Akiko Omae Peangtarn Plipuech 6–2, 6–3

Runner-up 1. 27 May 2017 Nürnberger Cup, Nuremberg (GER) Clay Johanna Larsson Nicole Melichar Anna Smith 6–3, 3–6, [9–11]

Winner 2. 17 June 2017 Rosmalen
Rosmalen
Championships, Den bosch (NED) Grass Dominika Cibulková Kiki Bertens Demi Schuurs 4–6, 6–4, [10–6]

Runner-up 2. 21 October 2017 BGL Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Open, Luxembourg
Luxembourg
City (LUX) Hard (i) Eugenie Bouchard Lesley Kerkhove Lidziya Marozava 7–6(7-4), 4–6, [6–10]

Runner-up 3. 25 February 2018 Hungarian Ladies Open, Budapest (HUN) Hard (i) Johanna Larsson Georgina García Pérez Fanny Stollár 6–4, 4–6, [3–10]

ITF Circuit Finals[edit] Singles: 23 (12–11)[edit]

Legend

$100,000 tournaments

$75,000 tournaments

$50,000 tournaments

$25,000 tournaments

$10,000 tournaments

Finals by surface

Hard (0–8)

Clay (11–3)

Grass (0–0)

Carpet (1–0)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score

Winner 1. 4 August 2002 Pétange, Luxembourg Clay Tanja Hirschauer 4–6 6–2 6–1

Winner 2. 18 August 2002 Koksijde, Belgium Clay Michelle Gerards 6–4 7–6 (7–3)

Runner-up 1. 2 November 2003 Nottingham, Great Britain Hard (i) Sybille Bammer 4–6 6–3 2–6

Winner 3. 5 April 2004 Naples, Italy Clay Mandy Minella 5–7 6–3 6–1

Winner 4. 25 July 2004 Innsbruck, Austria Clay Michaela Paštiková 6–2 6–3

Winner 5. 14 August 2005 Hechingen, Germany Clay Magdaléna Rybáriková 6–4 6–3

Runner-up 2. 5 February 2006 Belfort, France Hard (i) Kristina Barrois 2–6 6–3 6–7 (6–8)

Winner 6. 5 March 2006 Las Palmas, Spain Clay Alla Kudryavtseva 6–1 6–4

Runner-up 3. 30 July 2006 Pétange, Luxembourg Clay Yuliya Beygelzimer 7–5 6–7 (6–8) 4–6

Runner-up 4. 22 October 2006 Glasgow, Great Britain Hard (i) Angelique Kerber 4–6 2–6

Runner-up 5. 18 November 2007 Deauville, France Clay (i) Aravane Rezaï 4–6 3–6

Winner 7. 2 March 2008 Buchen, Germany Carpet (i) Sandra Záhlavová 6–1 3–6 6–4

Runner-up 6. 18 March 2008 Las Palmas, Spain Hard Chayenne Ewijk 6–4 6–7 (4–7) 6-7 (4–7)

Winner 8. 20 March 2008 Tessenderlo, Belgium Clay (i) Caroline Maes 7–5 6–1

Winner 9. 15 June 2008 Marseille, France Clay Stéphanie Foretz 7–6 (7–4) 6–2

Runner-up 7. 1 March 2009 Biberach, Germany Hard (i) Karolina Šprem 1–6 2–6

Winner 10. 19 July 2009 Zwevegem, Belgium Clay Yurika Sema 6–3 6–3

Runner-up 8. 2 April 2011 Monzón, Spain Hard Petra Cetkovská 7–5 4–6 2–6

Runner-up 9. 18 February 2012 Rabat, Morocco Clay Jasmina Tinjić 6–7 (4–7) 6–2 5–7

Runner-up 10. 26 February 2012 Moscow, Russia Hard (i) Annika Beck 1–6 5–7

Winner 11. 8 July 2012 Middelburg, Netherlands Clay Aravane Rezaï 6–0 6–1

Winner 12. 5 August 2012 Rebecq, Belgium Clay Myrtille Georges 6–2 6–1

Runner-up 11. 23 August 2015 Vancouver, Canada Hard Johanna Konta 2–6 4–6

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L

Grand Slam Tournaments

Australian Open A A A 1R A 2R 1R 1R Q3 4R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 0 / 10 7–10

French Open A Q1 2R A Q2 2R 2R 1R A 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R

0 / 9 6–9

Wimbledon Q2 Q3 1R A Q2 3R 2R 1R A SF 3R 2R 2R 2R

0 / 9 13–9

US Open A Q1 2R A Q2 3R 1R Q1 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R

0 / 9 5–9

Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 2–3 0–1 0–0 6–4 2–4 0–3 1–1 9–4 4–4 1–4 2–4 3–4 1–1 0 / 37 31–37

Career statistics

Year-End ranking 169 201 105 363 104 81 77 194 54 20 46 93 63 76

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Key

W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/ Fed Cup
Fed Cup
Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2016 SR W-L

Grand Slam tournaments

Australian Open 1R 1R A 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R 0 / 7 4–7

French Open 1R A A A 2R A 2R QF 0 / 4 5–4

Wimbledon 1R A A 2R 1R A 1R 3R 0 / 4 1–4

US Open 1R A 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R

0 / 5 2–6

Win–Loss 0–4 0–1 0–1 2–3 1–3 2–2 3-2 0 / 15 7–16

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score

2012

1. Samantha Stosur 5 UNICEF Open, Netherlands Grass 1R 7–6(9–7), 6–3

2013

2. Petra Kvitová 8 Miami, US Hard 3R 6–0, 4–6, 6–1

3. Petra Kvitová 8 Wimbledon Championships, UK Grass QF 4–6, 6–3, 6–4

2016

4. Garbiñe Muguruza 2 Mallorca, Spain Grass 1R 6–3, 6–4

5. Venus Williams 6 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro Hard 1R 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–5)

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External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kirsten Flipkens.

Official website (in Dutch) Kirsten Flipkens
Kirsten Flipkens
at the Women's Tennis Association Kirsten Flipkens
Kirsten Flipkens
at the International Tennis Federation Kirsten Flipkens
Kirsten Flipkens
at the Fed Cup
Fed Cup

Preceded by Barbora Strýcová ITF Junior World Champion 2003 Succeeded by Michaëlla Krajicek

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Wimbledon (Open Era) girls' singles champions

1968 Kristy Pigeon 1969 Kazuko Sawamatsu 1970 Sharon Walsh 1971 Marina Kroschina 1972 Ilana Kloss 1973 Ann Kiyomura 1974 Mima Jaušovec 1975 Natasha Chmyreva 1976 Natasha Chmyreva 1977 Lea Antonoplis 1978 Tracy Austin 1979 Mary-Lou Piatek 1980 Debbie Freeman 1981 Zina Garrison 1982 Catherine Tanvier 1983 Pascale Paradis 1984 Annabel Croft 1985 Andrea Holíková 1986 Natasha Zvereva 1987 Natasha Zvereva 1988 Brenda Schultz 1989 Andrea Strnadová 1990 Andrea Strnadová 1991 Barbara Rittner 1992 Chanda Rubin 1993 Nancy Feber 1994 Martina Hingis 1995 Aleksandra Olsza 1996 Amélie Mauresmo 1997 Cara Black 1998 Katarina Srebotnik 1999 Iroda Tulyaganova 2000 María Emilia Salerni 2001 Angelique Widjaja 2002 Vera Dushevina 2003 Kirsten Flipkens 2004 Kateryna Bondarenko 2005 Agnieszka Radwańska 2006 Caroline Wozniacki 2007 Urszula Radwańska 2008 Laura Robson 2009 Noppawan Lertcheewakarn 2010 Kristýna Plíšková 2011 Ashleigh Barty 2012 Eugenie Bouchard 2013 Belinda Bencic 2014 Jeļena Ostapenko 2015 Sofya Zhuk 2016 Anastasia Potapova 2017 Claire Liu

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US Open girls' singles champions

1974 Ilana Kloss 1975 Natasha Chmyreva 1976 Marise Kruger 1977 Claudia Casabianca 1978 Linda Siegel 1979 Alycia Moulton 1980 Susan Mascarin 1981 Zina Garrison 1982 Beth Herr 1983 Elizabeth Minter 1984 Katerina Maleeva 1985 Laura Garrone 1986 Elly Hakami 1987 Natalia Zvereva 1988 Carrie Cunningham 1989 Jennifer Capriati 1990 Magdalena Maleeva 1991 Karina Habšudová 1992 Lindsay Davenport 1993 Maria Francesca Bentivoglio 1994 Meilen Tu 1995 Tara Snyder 1996 Mirjana Lučić 1997 Cara Black 1998 Jelena Dokic 1999 Lina Krasnoroutskaya 2000 María Emilia Salerni 2001 Marion Bartoli 2002 Maria Kirilenko 2003 Kirsten Flipkens 2004 Michaëlla Krajicek 2005 Victoria Azarenka 2006 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2007 Kristína Kučová 2008 Coco Vandeweghe 2009 Heather Watson 2010 Daria Gavrilova 2011 Grace Min 2012 Samantha Crawford 2013 Ana Konjuh 2014 Marie Bouzková 2015 Dalma Gálfi 2016 Kayla Day 2017 Amanda Anisimova

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US Open girls' doubles champions

1982 Penny Barg / Beth Herr 1983 Ann Hulbert / Bernadette Randall 1984 Mercedes Paz / Gabriela Sabatini 1985 Andrea Holíková / Radka Zrubáková 1986 Jana Novotná
Jana Novotná
/ Radka Zrubáková 1987 Meredith McGrath / Kimberly Po 1988 Meredith McGrath / Kimberly Po 1989 Jennifer Capriati
Jennifer Capriati
/ Meredith McGrath 1990 Kristin Godridge / Nicole Pratt 1991 Kristin Godridge / Kirrily Sharpe 1992 Lindsay Davenport
Lindsay Davenport
/ Nicole London 1993 Nicole London / Julie Steven 1994 Surina de Beer / Chantal Reuter 1995 Corina Morariu
Corina Morariu
/ Ludmila Varmužová 1996 Surina de Beer / Jessica Steck 1997 Marissa Irvin / Alexandra Stevenson 1998 Kim Clijsters
Kim Clijsters
/ Eva Dyrberg 1999 Dája Bedáňová / Iroda Tulyaganova 2000 Gisela Dulko
Gisela Dulko
/ María Emilia Salerni 2001 Galina Fokina / Svetlana Kuznetsova 2002 Elke Clijsters / Kirsten Flipkens 2004 Marina Erakovic
Marina Erakovic
/ Michaëlla Krajicek 2005 Nikola Fraňková / Alisa Kleybanova 2006 Raluca Olaru
Raluca Olaru
/ Mihaela Buzărnescu 2007 Urszula Radwańska
Urszula Radwańska
/ Ksenia Milevskaya 2008 Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
/ Sandra Roma 2009 Valeriya Solovyeva
Valeriya Solovyeva
/ Maryna Zanevska 2010 Tímea Babos
Tímea Babos
/ Sloane Stephens 2011 Demi Schuurs
Demi Schuurs
/ Irina Khromacheva 2012 Gabrielle Andrews / Taylor Townsend 2013 Barbora Krejčíková
Barbora Krejčíková
/ Kateřina Siniaková 2014 İpek Soylu
İpek Soylu
/ Jil Teichmann 2015 Viktória Kužmová
Viktória Kužmová
/ Aleksandra Pospelova 2016 Jada Hart
Jada Hart
/ Ena Shibahara 2017 Olga Danilović / Marta Kostyuk

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Women's Tennis Association: Top Belgian female singles tennis players as of 29 January 2018

1. Elise Mertens
Elise Mertens
(20 17) 2. Kirsten Flipkens
Kirsten Flipkens
(69 6) 3. Alison Van Uytvanck
Alison Van Uytvanck
(79 2) 4. Yanina Wickmayer
Yanina Wickmayer
(117 1) 5. Ysaline Bonaventure
Ysaline Bonaventure
(156 8)

6. Maryna Zanevska
Maryna Zanevska
(179 13) 7. Kimberley Zimmermann (312 ) 8. An-Sophie Mestach
An-Sophie Mestach
(347 2) 9. Marie Benoît (358 2) 10. Magali Kempen (465 2)

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Women's Tennis Association: Top Belgian female doubles tennis players as of 18 September 2017

1. Kirsten Flipkens
Kirsten Flipkens
(39 1) 2. Elise Mertens
Elise Mertens
(46 5) 3. An-Sophie Mestach
An-Sophie Mestach
(114 16) 4. Maryna Zanevska
Maryna Zanevska
(125 28) 5. Yanina Wickmayer
Yanina Wickmayer
(223 (1)

6. Kimberley Zimmermann (284 1) 7. Ysaline Bonaventure
Ysaline Bonaventure
(311 48) 8. Magali Kempen (478 ) 9. Marie Benoît (491 1) 10. Elyne Boeykens (499 111)

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Belgian Sportsperson of the Year

Men

1967 Ferdinand Bracke 1968 Serge Reding 1969–1974 Eddy Merckx 1975 Bruno Brokken 1976 Ivo Van Damme 1977 Michel Pollentier 1978 Raymond Ceulemans 1979–1980 Robert Van de Walle 1981 Freddy Maertens 1982 Jacky Ickx 1983 Eddy Annys 1984 Claude Criquielion 1985 Gaston Rahier
Gaston Rahier
& Vincent Rousseau 1986 William Van Dijck 1987 Georges Jobé 1988 Eric Geboers 1989 Thierry Boutsen 1990 Rudy Dhaenens 1991 Jean-Michel Saive 1992 Georges Jobé 1993 Vincent Rousseau 1994 Jean-Michel Saive 1995–1996 Fred Deburghgraeve 1997 Luc Van Lierde 1998 Fred Deburghgraeve 1999 Luc Van Lierde 2000 Joël Smets 2001–2004 Stefan Everts 2005 Tom Boonen 2006 Stefan Everts 2007 Tom Boonen 2008 Sven Nys 2009–2011 Philippe Gilbert 2012 Tom Boonen 2013 Frederik Van Lierde 2014 Thibaut Courtois 2015 Kevin De Bruyne 2016 Greg Van Avermaet 2017 David Goffin

Women

1975 Carine Verbauwen 1976–1977 Anne-Marie Pira 1978–1979 Carine Verbauwen 1980 Ingrid Berghmans 1981 Annie Lambrechts 1982–1986 Ingrid Berghmans 1987 Ingrid Lempereur 1988–1989 Ingrid Berghmans 1990–1991 Sabine Appelmans 1992 Annelies Bredael 1993 Gella Vandecaveye 1994–1995 Brigitte Becue 1996 Ulla Werbrouck 1997 Gella Vandecaveye 1998 Dominique Monami 1999–2002 Kim Clijsters 2003–2004 Justine Henin-Hardenne 2005 Kim Clijsters 2006–2007 Justine Henin-Hardenne 2008 Tia Hellebaut 2009–2011 Kim Clijsters 2012 Evi Van Acker 2013 Kirsten Flipkens 2014 Nafissatou Thiam 2015 Delfine Persoon 2016-2017 Nafissatou Thiam

Team

1997 Noliko Maaseik 1998 Motocross team 1999 Davis Cup team 2000 Anderlecht 2001 Fed Cup
Fed Cup
team 2002 La Villette 2003 Motocross team 2004 Women's 4×100 metres relay 2005 Under-21 football team 2006 Fed Cup
Fed Cup
team 2007–2008 Women's 4×100 metres relay 2009–2011 Men's 4×400 metres relay 2012 Field hockey team 2013–2014 Football team 2015 Davis Cup team 2016 Field hockey team 2017 Davis Cup team

Talent

1998 Kim Clijsters 1999 Bart Wellens 2000 Bart Aernouts 2001 Jurgen Van den Broeck 2002 Thomas Buffel 2003 Kirsten Flipkens 2004 Aagje Vanwalleghem 2005 Niels Albert 2006 Yoris Grandjean 2007 Dominique Cornu 2008 Elise Matthysen 2009 Romelu Lukaku 2010 Luca Brecel 2011 Thomas van der Plaetsen 2012 Kimmer Coppejans 2013 Nafissatou Thiam 2014 Divock Origi 2015 Tiesj Benoot 2016 Louise Carton 2017 Lotte Kopecky

Paralympic

2010 Sven Decaesstecker 2011 Wim Decleir 2012 Marieke Vervoort 2013 Joachim Gérard 2014 Michèle George 2015 Marieke Vervoort 2016 Laurens Devos 2017 Peter Genyn

Coach

2011–2012 Jacques Borlée 2013–2014 Marc Wilmots 2015 Hein Vanhaezebrouck 2016-201

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