Aleksandra Wozniak
Tennis player
Aleksandra Wozniak
Aleksandra Wozniak is a Canadian professional tennis player. She turned professional in November 2005. Wozniak achieved a career-best ranking of no. 21 on June 22, 2009, making her the fourth-highest ranked Canadian singles player of all time. She has won one WTA and eight ITF tournaments.
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Tennis - Record-breaking Dutch stun Russia, champs Czechs struggle
Yahoo News - about 1 year
- The Netherlands took a shock 2-0 lead over Russia in the Fed Cup on Saturday on the back of a four-hour win for Richel Hogenkamp against Svetlana Kuznetsova in the tournament's longest ever singles rubber. Hogenkamp, the world number 141, survived a match point to win 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 10-8 against world number 17 Kuznetsova, a former two-time Grand Slam champion in the World Group tie in Moscow. It was the longest singles rubber in Fed Cup history, beating the previous best set in 2005, when Vilmarie Castellvi of Puerto Rico beat Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada in three hours and 49 minutes.
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WTA player Wozniak upset at Canadiens for including Leblanc among first cuts
Yahoo News - over 3 years
MONTREAL - Tennis player Aleksandra Wozniak was apparently not pleased when the Montreal Canadiens included centre Louis Leblanc among their first cuts from training camp.
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Azarenka Steams Into Third Round at U.S. Open
NYTimes - over 3 years
Victoria Azarenka charged into the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday with a 6-3 6-1 win over Canada's Aleksandra Wozniak.     
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Wozniak returns to the sidelines
Fox News - almost 4 years
Following a comeback attempt at the Sony Open in Key Biscayne last week, Canada's Aleksandra Wozniak has been forced back to the sidelines.After feeling pain in her shoulder while in Miami, doctors recommended she take an additional three-month recovery period
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Wozniak hurts shoulder, withdraws in Quebec City
Fox News - over 4 years
Canadian star Aleksandra Wozniak injured her right shoulder during a warm-up session and withdrew from Bell Challenge on Thursday before her scheduled second-round match against Melanie Oudin Wozniak, ranked 48th and seeded fourth, said she will have an MRI on Friday morning.
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Wozniak wins opener at U.S. Open
Calgary Sun - over 4 years
Aleksandra Wozniak pounded out 10 aces en route to a straight-set, opening-round win over Alexandra Cadantu of Romania Monday at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
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UPDATE 4-Tennis-Texas Tennis Open women's singles round 2 results
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Aug 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Texas Tennis Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Tuesday 7-Chanelle Scheepers(South Africa) beat Marina Erakovic(New Zealand)6-4 7-6(3) 8-Sorana Cirstea(Romania) beat Alize Cornet(France)6-1 7-5 2-Jelena Jankovic(Serbia) beat Arantxa Rus(Netherlands)7-6(5) 6-2 Bojana Jovanovski(Serbia) beat Mirjana Lucic(Croatia)7-6(5) 6-2 Aleksandra Wozniak(Canada) beat Eugenie Bouchard(Canada)6-2 6-2 6-Peng Shuai(China) beat Pauline Parmentier(France)6-4 6-2 Casey Dellacqua(Australia) beat 4-Yanina Wickmayer(Belgium)6-4 6-3 3-Roberta Vinci(Italy) beat Polona ...
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Wozniak Advances in Texas Open
NYTimes - over 4 years
Canada's Aleksandra Wozniak beat fifth-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-0, 7-6 (2) on Sunday in the first round of the Texas Open.
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Hometown showing gives Wozniak a big boost
Calgary Sun - over 4 years
Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak has battled injuries and discouragement to return to elite-level tennis.
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Wozniak beats McHale to reach Rogers Cup Qfinals
Fox News - over 4 years
Aleksandra Wozniak defeated American Christina McHale 7-6 (5), 6-3 Saturday to complete a rain-delayed match and advance to the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup.
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Aleksandra Wozniak bounces over Jelena Jankovic to clear round two – Rogers Cup 2012
Bettor - over 4 years
Aleksandra Wozniak bounces over Jelena Jankovic to clear round two – Rogers Cup 2012 World number 55, Aleksandra Wozniak, ousted the 18th ranked Serb tennis star, Jelena Jankovic, to clear the second round of the Rogers Cup at her hometown in Montreal, Canada. She registered her first triumph against the Serb former world number one and that too in straight sets 6-2, 6-3 taking just an hour and 31 minutes at the hard courts. The opening of the match proved a bit tough for the local player w...
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Roddick, Bartoli reach quarterfinals at Eastbourne
USA Today - over 4 years
Marion Bartoli of France reached the quarterfinals of the Eastbourne championships after defeating Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada.
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Wozniak bounced by Azarenka
Calgary Sun - over 4 years
The French Open is over for Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak. The 24-year-old was bounced from the tournament Friday, losing 6-4, 6-4 to the world's no. 1 ranked Victoria Azarenka.
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Wozniak close to Olympic berth despite loss
Calgary Sun - almost 5 years
Aleksandra Wozniak moved closer to locking up a spot in the London Olympics despite losing in the quarterfinals of the Budapest Grand Prix.
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Aleksandra Wozniak remporte l'Omnium des Bahamas 6-4, 7-5 contre Alizé Cornet
The Huffington Post - almost 5 years
NASSAU, Bahamas - <a class="fplink fp-310795" href="/Aleksandra+Wozniak+1">Aleksandra Wozniak</a> a remporté l'Omnium des Bahamas, samedi, en disposant de la Française Alizé Cornet, classée 114e joueuse mondiale, en deux manches de 6-4 et 7-5. Les deux joueuses ont dû s’armer de patience puisque la finale de ce tournoi de l’ITF présenté à Nassau a été retardée par la pluie. «Ce n’était pas facile aujourd’hui (samedi) parce qu’il ventait beaucoup, a mentionné Wozniak. Alizé est une joueuse très constante. J'ai dû être deux fois plus patiente à cause du vent, mais j’ai réussi.» C’était la cinquième fois de leur carrière que les deux joueuses croisaient le fer. Elles s’étaient partagées les honneurs des quatre premiers duels. Cette victoire lui permet d’engendrer 150 points au classement de la WTA, qui lui permettront de grimper au 65e rang lors de la publication du classement lundi prochain. Wozniak pointait au 86e échelon au début de la semaine. Wozniak reprendra la route dimanche ...
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Aleksandra Wozniak cripples Anastasia Rodionova to reach the main draw – BNP Paribas Open 2012
Bettor - almost 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-310795" href="/Aleksandra+Wozniak+1">Aleksandra Wozniak</a> cripples <a class="fplink fp-320486" href="/Anastasia+Rodionova+1">Anastasia Rodionova</a> to reach the main draw – BNP Paribas Open 2012 Qualifier’s sixth seed, <a class="fplink fp-310795" href="/Aleksandra+Wozniak+1">Aleksandra Wozniak</a>, slaughtered <a class="fplink fp-320486" href="/Anastasia+Rodionova+1">Anastasia Rodionova</a> with a breadstick at the BNP Paribas Open 2012 on Tuesday. She nudged up a 6-3, 6-1 victory over the Russian-born to secure a place in the main draw at this WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) Premier Mandatory event taking place in Indian Wells, United States. Wozniak took one hour and 22 minutes to topple over the 16th see...
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Pospisil sails at US Open - Vernon Morning Star
Google News - over 5 years
Canada&#39;s other three singles players – Aleksandra Wozniak (Blainville, Que.), Rebecca Marino (Vancouver) and Frank Dancevic (Niagara Falls) – all fell in their opening matches. Pospisil, ranked 143rd in the world, took the lead early on and never eased
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2011 US Open: From Troy to New York - Boxscore News
Google News - over 5 years
In the first round of the US Open, McHale defeated Aleksandra Wozniak, from Canada, 6-3, 6-7 and 6-4. In the second round, on Wednesday, McHale defeated No. 8 seed Marion Bartoli, from France, 7-6 (7-2), 6-2. McHale will face No
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Vancouver's Pospisil last Canadian in US Open singles - The Province
Google News - over 5 years
s Aleksandra Wozniak lost a heartbreaker Monday night to American teenager Christina Mchale, both Frank Dancevic and Vancouver&#39;s Rebecca Marino were quickly eliminated on Tuesday. Marino had a bad day at the office - at the worst possible time - in a
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Aleksandra Wozniak
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 28
    Also in September 2016, she reached the quarterfinals of the ITF 25K in Stillwater.
    More Details Hide Details Wozniak won her first Fed Cup match in 2004, defeating Swiss Timea Bacsinszky and boasts a 40–12 record through April 2016. Her 40 total victories are a Canadian Fed Cup record, as are her 32 wins in singles. She has appeared in 36 ties during her career in the Fed Cup, also a record. Wozniak has an all court game that is anchored by an effective first serve and a strong backhand. She also possesses a good overhead. Her favourite surface is clay. This table is current through the 2016 Stillwater Challenger. Notes This table is current through the 2016 US Open. Wozniak's win-loss record (11–37, 23%) against players who were ranked world no. 20 or higher when played is as follows: Players who have been ranked World No. 1 are in boldface.
    At the 2016 Coupe Banque Nationale in September, she was awarded a wildcard to play in the main draw, but she lost to Pegula in her opener for the second time in two months.
    More Details Hide Details At the ITF 75K Coleman Vision Tennis Championships the next week, Wozniak advanced to the semifinals where she lost to Mandy Minella in three sets.
    She next played the 2016 Challenger Banque Nationale de Granby, an ITF 50K event, and reached the semifinals.
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    At the end of July 2016, using again her protected ranking, she entered the singles main draw of the Citi Open where she lost to Jessica Pegula in the first round.
    More Details Hide Details The next week, she received a wildcard into the main draw of the Rogers Cup and lost in the first round to Sara Errani.
    She used her protected ranking to enter the main draw of the French Open in June 2016, her first Grand Slam main draw since the 2014 US Open, but was defeated by Yulia Putintseva in the opening round.
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    In February 2016, Wozniak advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITF 25K in Surprise.
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  • 2015
    Age 27
    In October 2015, Wozniak lost in the first round of her final two tournaments of the season, the ITF 50Ks in Tampico and Saguenay.
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    In September 2015 at the Coupe Banque Nationale, she was awarded a wildcard into the qualifying draw where she lost in the first round to Mandy Minella.
    More Details Hide Details She was also unable to qualify for her next tournament, this time in the final round of the ITF 75K Coleman Vision Tennis Championships one week later.
    Wozniak made her return in late August 2015 at the ITF 25K in Winnipeg after a 11-month layoff following her shoulder surgery.
    More Details Hide Details She advanced to the quarterfinals, but was defeated by Michaëlla Krajicek.
  • 2011
    Age 23
    Wozniak qualified for her third straight Grand Slam at the 2011 US Open, but lost in the first round to young American Christina McHale.
    More Details Hide Details At the first Grand Slam of the season, the Australian Open, Wozniak defeated Zhang Shuai in the first round. She made it through to the second round for the first time of her career. She was defeated by 27th seed Maria Kirilenko in the next round. In March, she won the $100,000 ITF Bahamas Women's Open, beating Alizé Cornet in the final. Wozniak reached the third round of the Sony Ericsson Open with wins over Eleni Daniilidou and World No. 28 Monica Niculescu in first and second round respectively, but lost to Venus Williams after having a match point in the third set. At the French Open, she reached the third round for the fourth time in five years, but lost to World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka. She was eliminated in the second round at Wimbledon by World No. 27 Zheng Jie. Wozniak qualified for the Summer Olympic Games in London, but lost to American Venus Williams in the second round. At the Rogers Cup, she reached the quarterfinals at a Premier 5 tournament for the first time of her career, where she lost to Caroline Wozniacki. She became the first Canadian in 20 years (since Patricia Hy-Boulais in 1992) to reach the quarterfinals there. Wozniak lost in the second round of the US Open to World No. 17 Lucie Šafářová.
    She won in early August 2011 the second biggest tournament of her career at the $100,000 ITF Vancouver Open, where she defeated Jamie Hampton in the final.
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    She also qualified for 2011 Wimbledon, but lost in the first round against Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová.
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    In her first Grand Slam appearance since coming back from injury, Wozniak qualified for the 2011 French Open.
    More Details Hide Details She won her first round match against Junri Namigata before losing in the second round to world no. 1 Caroline Wozniacki.
  • 2010
    Age 22
    After losing in the first round of the 2010 Rogers Cup in her native Quebec against Timea Bacsinszky, she lost again in the first round at the 2010 US Open against world no. 202 Sally Peers in a match that took just 48 minutes.
    More Details Hide Details She was out for the remainder of the season due to a forearm injury.
    At 2010 Wimbledon, Wozniak made it to the second round before losing to fourth seed Jelena Janković.
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    At the 2010 French Open, she lost in the third round to fifth seed Elena Dementieva in a match that lasted more than three hours.
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    In January, Caroline Wozniacki eliminated Wozniak for the sixth time at the 2010 Australian Open in straight sets.
    More Details Hide Details After early losses in Miami and Indian Wells, she went to defend her last year final in Ponte Vedra Beach. However, she lost in the quarterfinals to Dominika Cibulková.
  • 2008
    Age 20
    She also received an award from the National Assembly of Québec in October 2008 for her career-high ranking of no. 37 and first Tour singles title.
    More Details Hide Details Wozniak was upset by German Sabine Lisicki, also of Polish heritage, in the first round of the Australian Open where Wozniak was the 30th seed. Wozniak joined up with compatriot Daniel Nestor in the mixed doubles, where they made it to the quarterfinals before losing to Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi of India. In March she defeated world no. 48 Lucie Šafářová in Indian Wells. That month she moved up to a career-best world no. 29. She reached her third singles final in April in the Ponte Vedra Beach, beating world no. 10 Nadia Petrova in the semi-finals, but was then defeated by world no. 12 Caroline Wozniacki. In May, she upset world no. 13 Marion Bartoli of France at the Madrid Open. At the French Open, Wozniak was the 24th seed and became the first Québécoise to ever be seeded at Roland-Garros. Wozniak made it to the round of 16, before losing to Serena Williams. With her French Open success, Wozniak became Canada's first representative in the fourth round of the French Open women's draw in 17 years, and the first Canadian woman to survive into the second week at the French Open since Patricia Hy-Boulais in 1992. Wozniak was also the first Canadian to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam event since Maureen Drake qualified for the round of 16 at the 1999 Australian Open. "That's awesome for Canada and I hope to keep going", said Wozniak.
    In August 2008, she was presented with key to the city in Blainville, Québec, by the mayor; they renamed it "Wozniakville" for 24 hours because for the first time a woman from Québec won a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour singles title (when she won Stanford in July).
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2006
    Age 18
    In November 2006, she defeated her first top-50 player, world no. 40 Olga Puchkova in Pittsburgh.
    More Details Hide Details In the first round of the French Open in June, Wozniak made it to the third round, before losing to 11th seed Vera Zvonareva. It was by far her best performance at any of the Grand Slams, and she became the first Québécoise to reach the third round of a Grand Slam since 2002. In July, Wozniak won her first WTA singles title at the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford, California. During the tournament she beat world no. 20 Francesca Schiavone of Italy, world no. 29 Sybille Bammer, and world no. 5 Serena Williams of the US (who had to retire in the match), before defeating sixth seed Marion Bartoli of France in the final. She was a qualifier to the tournament, so she had to win three qualifying matches and then 5 main draw matches in nine days. Wozniak became the first Canadian in 20 years to win a WTA singles title. The victory vaulted her WTA singles ranking from no. 85 to no. 45 in the world.
    In 2006, Wozniak won the Pittsburgh Challenger (defeating Belarusian Victoria Azarenka), and the Ashland Challenger (defeating Hungarian Ágnes Szávay).
    More Details Hide Details Wozniak also won the Challenger in Hamilton the same year. In February she beat her first top-100 player, world no. 63 Li Na in Thailand.
  • 2005
    Age 17
    In 2005, Wozniak reached no. 3 in the juniors.
    More Details Hide Details She also won the Tevlin Challenger 25K tournament in Toronto, the Hamilton Challenger 25K in Canada, the Victoria Challenger 25K and the Junior Casablanca Cup (as well as the doubles) in Mexico, and the Junior Del Cafe Cup (as well as the doubles) in Costa Rica.
    She reached a career-high ITF junior ranking of No. 3 on January 31, 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Wozniak was named Female Player of the Year by Tennis Canada five times (2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012). Wozniak's family immigrated to Canada from Poland in 1983, before she was born. She speaks Polish, English and French fluently. She has an elder sister Dorota who also played tennis. Aleksandra started playing tennis at the age of three. She was inspired to pick up a racquet by her sister and Monica Seles, her idol growing up, and was coached by her father Antoni.
    She turned professional in November 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Wozniak achieved a career-best ranking of no. 21 on June 22, 2009, making her the fourth highest-ranked Canadian singles player of all time. She has won one WTA and nine ITF tournaments. At the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford in 2008, she became the first Canadian in 20 years to capture a WTA singles title and the first Quebecer in history to have accomplished such a feat.
  • 2002
    Age 14
    In 2002, as a 14-year-old, Wozniak won the Canadian Indoors Under-16 and Under-18 championships.
    More Details Hide Details Aleksandra won the Kentucky International Junior Tennis Derby in 2004.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1987
    Born
    Born on September 7, 1987.
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