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Caroline Wozniacki plays Yanina Wickmayer in the semifinals at the US Open Tennis Championships in New York
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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