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Zhang, Morita to play for WTA title in Nanjing

Zhang, Morita to play for WTA title in Nanjing

NANJING, China, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Local favorite Zhang Shuai won in three sets Saturday and will go against Ayumi Morita in the finals of the WTA's 125K series Nanjing Ladies Open.
Morita advances after 3-hour WTA quarterfinal in Nanjing

Morita advances after 3-hour WTA quarterfinal in Nanjing

NANJING, China, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Ayumi Morita survived a 3-hour marathon match Friday in earning a spot in the semifinals of the WTA's 125K-level Nanjing Ladies Open.
Wickmayer advances at Nanjing Ladies Open

Wickmayer advances at Nanjing Ladies Open

NANJING, China, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Yanina Wickmayer, seeking her first title in nearly four years, won in straight sets Thursday in a Nanjing Ladies Open second-round match.
Duan posts upset of Date-Krumm at WTA stop in Nanjing

Duan posts upset of Date-Krumm at WTA stop in Nanjing

NANJING, China, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Duan Ying-Ying piled up six breaks for a straight-set upset Tuesday of top-seeded Kimiko Date-Krumm at the WTA's 125K Nanjing Ladies Open tournament in China.

Beck collects upset win at WTA's Luxembourg Open

LUXEMBOURG, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Annika Beck claimed a three-set upset win in second-round play Wednesday at the WTA's Luxembourg Open.
Stephens advances to second round of WTA's Ladies Linz

Stephens advances to second round of WTA's Ladies Linz

LINZ, Austria, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Sloane Stephens rolled to a first-round win Tuesday at the Generali Ladies Linz WTA tournament in Austria.

Samantha Stosur bounced, Victoria Azarenka advances at U.S. Open

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Unheralded American qualifier Victoria Duval upset No. 11 Samantha Stosur and No. 2 Victoria Azarenka breezed to a first-round win Tuesday at the U.S. Open.
Serena Williams reaches third round at Rogers Cup

Serena Williams reaches third round at Rogers Cup

TORONTO, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Serena Williams coasted to a win in her first appearance of the tournament Wednesday and Magdalena Rybarikova won her seventh straight match at the Rogers Cup.

Radwanska cruised in second round of Rogers Cup

TORONTO, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland waltzed into the third round of the Rogers Cup Tuesday with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Belgian Yanina Wickmayer.

Roberta Vinci, Sloane Stephens pick up early Rogers Cup wins

TORONTO, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Tenth-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci and No. 14 American Sloane Stephens were among opening day winners Monday at the Rogers Cup tennis event.

Top women's seeds all move on at Citi Open in DC

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany moved on along with other top seeds at the Citi Open in Washington Tuesday.
Jamie Hampton earns first WTA finals appearance

Jamie Hampton earns first WTA finals appearance

EASTBOURNE, England, June 21 (UPI) -- Qualifier Jamie Hampton and Elena Vesnina gained the finals of the Aegon International tennis tournament in England, one after an upset, the other in a romp.
Wozniacki heads into Eastbourne semifinals

Wozniacki heads into Eastbourne semifinals

EASTBOURNE, England, June 20 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki rallied for a three-set win but No. 2-seeded Li Na was ousted Thursday at the Aegon International tennis tournament in England.

Li Na advances in walkover, Caroline Wozniacki logs Eastbourne win

EASTBOURNE, England, June 19 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Li Na advanced in a walkover and No. 5 Caroline Wozniacki also gained the quarterfinals with a win Wednesday at the Aegon International.

Maria Kirilenko wins but Ana Ivanovic tumbles early in Eastbourne

EASTBOURNE, England, June 17 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded Maria Kirilenko moved on with victory but No. 7 Ana Ivanovic suffered a first-round upset Monday at the grass-court Aegon International.
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Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium hits a forehand in her semifinal match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the US Open Tennis Championships at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 12, 2009. Wozniacki defeated Wickmayer 6-3, 6-3. UPI/John Angelillo
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Yanina Wickmayer (born 20 October 1989 in Lier, Belgium) is a Belgian professional tennis player who is currently ranked World No. 20. She rose to prominence with her semi-final appearance at the 2009 US Open. She is noted for her distinctive "whoopee" scream every time she hits the ball. She is a baseline player who is mentally very strong on court,

Wickmayer's mother died at an early age. Her father's name is Marc Wickmayer, of Austrian origin. Her name was inspired by the name of former Argentine soccer player Diego Armando Maradona's daughter. Yanina speaks Dutch, English and French. She personally admires Kim Clijsters.

Wickmayer obtained her first real successes: 3 singles ITF titles and 2 ITF doubles (see below).

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