Rezai and Wickmayer losers at Palermo

PALERMO, Italy, July 8 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Frenchwoman Aravane Rezai and sixth-seeded Belgian Yanina Wickmayer were among first-round losers Tuesday at the Palermo International.

Bonarenko wins DFS Classic

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 15 (UPI) -- Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko beat Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium in three sets to win Sunday's final at the DFS Classic in Birmingham, England.

Bondarenko, Wickmayer in DFS final

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 14 (UPI) -- Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko and Belgian Yanina Wickmayer will meet Sunday in the final of the DFC Classic at Birmingham, England.
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Yanina Wickmayer
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

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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