48 Facts About Aleksandra Wozniak


Aleksandra Wozniak is a Canadian former tennis player.


Aleksandra Wozniak turned professional in November 2005, and achieved a career-best ranking of No 21 in June 2009, making her the fifth highest-ranked Canadian singles player of all time.


Aleksandra Wozniak reached a career-high ITF junior ranking of No 3 on January 31,2005.


Aleksandra Wozniak's family immigrated to Canada from Poland in 1983, before she was born.


Aleksandra Wozniak has an elder sister Dorota who played tennis.


Aleksandra Wozniak was inspired to pick up a racquet by her sister and Monica Seles, her idol growing up, and was coached by her father Antoni.


In 2002, as a 14-year-old, Aleksandra Wozniak won the Canadian Indoors Under-16 and Under-18 championships.


Aleksandra Wozniak won the Kentucky International Junior Tennis Derby in 2004, and in 2005, she reached No 3 in the juniors' ranking.


Aleksandra Wozniak won the Tevlin Challenger 25k tournament in Toronto, the Hamilton Challenger 25k in Canada, the Victoria Challenger 25k and the Junior Casablanca Cup in Mexico, and the Junior Del Cafe Cup in Costa Rica.


In 2006, Aleksandra Wozniak won the Pittsburgh Challenger, and the Ashland Challenger.


At the French Open, Aleksandra Wozniak made it to the third round of a Grand Slam championship for the first time in her career before losing to 11th seed Vera Zvonareva.


Aleksandra Wozniak became the first Canadian in 20 years to win a WTA Tour singles title.


Aleksandra Wozniak received an award from the National Assembly of Quebec in October 2008 for her career-high ranking of No 37 and first WTA singles title.


Aleksandra Wozniak was upset by German Sabine Lisicki, of Polish heritage, in the first round of the Australian Open where Aleksandra Wozniak was the 30th seed.


Aleksandra Wozniak joined up with compatriot Daniel Nestor in the mixed doubles, where they made it to the quarterfinals before losing to Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi.


At the French Open, Aleksandra Wozniak was the 24th seed and became the first Quebecoise to ever be seeded at Roland-Garros.


Aleksandra Wozniak made it to the round of 16, before losing to Serena Williams.


Aleksandra Wozniak was the first Canadian to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam event since Maureen Drake qualified for the round of 16 at the 1999 Australian Open.


Aleksandra Wozniak entered the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo and made it into the third round before losing in three sets to Magdalena Rybarikova.


Aleksandra Wozniak was named Athlete of the Year for the second time in three years at the Tennis Quebec Excellence Awards.


Aleksandra Wozniak was named Female Athlete of the Year by the Canadian Press in recognition of her outstanding season.


At Wimbledon, Aleksandra Wozniak made it to the second round before losing to fourth seed Jelena Jankovic.


Aleksandra Wozniak was out for the remainder of the season due to a forearm injury.


Aleksandra Wozniak won her first round match against Junri Namigata before losing in the second round to world No 1 Wozniacki.


At the first Grand Slam of the season, the Australian Open, Aleksandra Wozniak defeated Zhang Shuai in the first round.


Aleksandra Wozniak made it through to the second round for the first time of her career.


Aleksandra Wozniak was defeated by 27th seed, Maria Kirilenko, in the next round.


Aleksandra Wozniak reached the third round of the Miami Open with wins over Eleni Daniilidou and world No 28, Monica Niculescu, in first and second round respectively, but lost to Venus Williams after having a match point in the third set.


Aleksandra Wozniak was eliminated in the second round at Wimbledon by world No 27, Zheng Jie.


Aleksandra Wozniak became the first Canadian in 20 years to reach the quarterfinals there.


Aleksandra Wozniak lost in the second round of the US Open to world No 17, Lucie Safarova.


Aleksandra Wozniak was then forced to take a second break of three months to make sure her shoulder is completely healed.


Aleksandra Wozniak defeated world No 47, Francesca Schiavone, in the opening round, but fell to the second seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the next one.


Aleksandra Wozniak started the season, and the first with her new coach, Nathalie Tauziat, at the Shenzhen Open, but lost to Viktorija Golubic in the first round.


At the Australian Open, Aleksandra Wozniak fell in the first round of qualifying to Anna Tatishvili.


Aleksandra Wozniak was eliminated by Zhang Shuai in the next round.


Aleksandra Wozniak beat her second straight top-30 player with a victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the third round.


Aleksandra Wozniak was defeated by world No 2, Li Na, in the round of 16.


Aleksandra Wozniak was eliminated by world No 25, Kirsten Flipkens, in three sets.


Aleksandra Wozniak had to end her season prematurely to have shoulder surgery.


Aleksandra Wozniak made her return in late August 2015 at the 25k in Winnipeg after an 11-month layoff following her shoulder surgery.


Aleksandra Wozniak was unable to qualify for her next tournament, this time in the final round of the $75k Coleman Vision Championships one week later.


In October 2015, Aleksandra Wozniak lost in the first round of her final two tournaments of the season, the 50ks in Tampico and Saguenay.


Aleksandra Wozniak used her protected ranking to enter the main draw of the French Open, her first Grand Slam main draw since the 2014 US Open, but was defeated by Yulia Putintseva in the opening round.


Aleksandra Wozniak next played the Challenger de Granby, a $50k event, and reached the semifinals.


In January 2017, Aleksandra Wozniak lost in the qualifying first round at the Australian Open.


Aleksandra Wozniak has appeared in 36 ties in the Fed Cup, a record.


Aleksandra Wozniak had an all court game that was anchored by an effective first serve and a strong backhand.