Yanina Wickmayer is a female Belgian professional tennis player. She was born on October 20, 1989 in Lier, Belgium. Standing at 1.80 m, this right-handed player is currently living in Deurne, Belgium. She started playing tennis when she was still 9 years old, and her favorite playing surface is clay. She is coached by Michel Bouhoulle, and enjoys shopping, hanging out with friends, and music on her free time. As for her family, her mother and brother both died at a relatively early age.
Wickmayer turned pro in 2004, and played her first Tour in her career at Hasselt. She also participated in two events in the ITF Circuit held in Belgium.
By 2006, Wickmayer was successful in a couple of events, totaling in 3 ITF singles, and 2 ITF doubles. In 2007, she played in Tour qualifying thrice, and she won four singles as well as four doubles titles on ITF Circuit.
In Fed Cup of 2008, Wickmayer had a surprise win over Kateryna Bondarenko, who is Australia Open’s women’s champion in doubles. Wickmayer won her first doubles title at an event held at Torhout, Belgium, with prize money of $75,000.
Throughout her years playing professional tennis, Wickmayer has a record of 106-40 matches in singles, while having a record of 38-18 matches in doubles. She has participated in all of the Grand Slam events, but has not yet won any titles. Her winnings include 3 WTA titles and 10 ITF titles in singles, and 8 ITF titles in doubles. She has reached her highest ranking at No. 12 on April 19, 2010 in singles, and is at No. 22 as of October 25,