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MY BIOGRAPHY

Aleksandra Wozniak

Date of birth: September 7, 1987
Born in Montreal, Quebec
Residence: Blainville, Quebec
Favorite surface: Clay
13  Participations in the Rogers Cup WTA tournament in Canada

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Highlights

  • 5 times Canadian Champion

  • Highest ranking on the WTA Tour: 21st worldwide

  • Best ITF Junior Ranking: 3rd in the world  

  • 1 WTA Title

  • 12  ITF Pro Circuit Titles

  • 40 Fed Cup wins, a record in Canada

  • She won her first ITF title at the age of just 14, in Lachine in 2002.  

  • She became, on July 20, 2008, the first Quebecer to win a WTA tournament by winning the title of the West Bank Classic, at Stanford. She went through three qualifying rounds to win her 8 matches in 9 days against players including: Samantha Stosur, Francesca Schiavone, Serena Williams and Marion Bartoli.

  • Aleksandra took  part in the London Olympics in 2012 in singles and doubles. She thus became the first Canadian in history to take part in the Olympic Games in singles.

  • First Canadian in over 20 years to reach the Quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal in August 2012.

  • She started tennis at the age of 3. Inspired by her big sister Dorota who was Canadian Champion. She learned tennis from her father Antoni.

  • Aleksandra  became the first Canadian in over 10 years to reach the knockout stages of a Grand Slam tournament. At Roland-Garros in 2009, she reached the fourth round.

  • She is also the first  Quebecer  to win a match in a Grand Slam (Roland-Garros 2008).

  • Aleksandra beat three players from  top 10  worldwide so far. American Serena Williams,  then 5th in the world,  was his first target at Stanford, in July 2008. The Russian Nadia Petrova (10th) in the Championship  MPS Group in April 2009 was the second. Her greatest career victory, however, seems to be the one against the winner of Roland-Garros 2009, the  Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova, then 5th  world player,  in the first round of  AEGON International tournament presented in Eastbourne, Great Britain, in June 2009. Victories against Marion Bartoli, Sara Errani, Sabine Lisicki, Caroline Wozniacki.

  • By finishing the 2006 season ranked 91st in the world, Aleksandra was the first Quebecer to break into the  top 100  of the WTA ranking  .

  • His father, Antoni Wozniak  has been  his coach from his beginnings until 2018. He was a professional soccer player in Poland. Antoni was named International Coach of the Year by Tennis Quebec and by Tennis Canada.

  • She has an older sister, Dorota, who twice won the NJCAA Singles Championships and ranked first on the NJCAA Tour, playing on the Tyler Junior College tennis team in Texas. She also played for San Diego State University.

  • Aleksandra is fluent in French, English and Polish.

Tennis Court

THE HONOURS

(January 2013)

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in Ottawa

(December 2012)

Ceremony of honor at the National Assembly by the Prime Minister

(2009)

Bobbie Rosenfeld Award, Female Athlete of the Year by the Canadian Press

2004-2006-2008-2009-2012

5 times Most Outstanding Player of the Year named by Tennis Canada

2007 and 2009.

2 Athlete of the Year Excellence Awards nominated by Tennis Quebec

(July 2008) 

Key to the city of Blainville, renamed  "Wozniakville" for 24 hours after she became the first Quebecer to win a WTA title.

(July 27, 2008)

Personality of the Week named by La Presse

(2008)

Ceremony of honor of recognition at the National Assembly, first Quebecer to be ranked among  the 50 best players in the world WTA

OTHER RESULTS

Finals

-Fez in Morocco 145,000$ WTA (May 2007)

-Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida 220,000$ WTA (April 2009)

Semi-finals

-Tokyo in Japan 175,000$ WTA (Sept.2008)

-Challenge Bell in Quebec City 175,000$ WTA (Oct. 2008)

-Eastbourne in Great Britain 600,000$ WTA (June 2009)

-Challenge Bell in Quebec City 220,000$ WTA (Sept.2009)

Quarter-finals

-Challenge Bell in Quebec City 175,000$ WTA (Oct. 2006)

-Cincinnati in US $175,000 WTA (August 2008)

-Osaka in Japan $220,000 WTA (Oct. 2009)

-Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida 220,000$ WTA (April 2010)

-Budapest in Hungary 220,000$ WTA (April 2012)

-Rogers Cup in Montreal $2,168,400 WTA (August 2012)

-Dallas in Texas $220,000 WTA (August 2012)