87 Facts About Kiki Bertens


Kiki Bertens is a Dutch former professional tennis player.


Kiki Bertens won ten singles and ten doubles titles on the WTA Tour including 2018 Cincinnati Open and 2019 Madrid Open.


Kiki Bertens was born on 10 December 1991 in Wateringen near The Hague, but grew up in the town of Berkel en Rodenrijs.


Kiki Bertens has two sisters, one older and one younger.


Kiki Bertens started playing tennis at age six at ATV Berkenrode, a tennis club where her aunt and uncle played.


Kiki Bertens has been coached by Martin van der Brugghen at the club since she was seven years old.


Kiki Bertens did not play on the ITF Junior Circuit except for one appearance at the Junior Fed Cup in 2007.


Kiki Bertens started the year playing the qualifyiers for the Australian Open.


Kiki Bertens partnered with Demi Schuurs in the doubles match against the Portuguese team of Barbara Luz and Margarida Moura and won in two sets.


Kiki Bertens won her singles rubber against Estonia's Eva Paalma and with Michaella Krajicek double-bageled Anett Kontaveit and Tatjana Vorobjova.


Kiki Bertens defeated Mexican wild card Ana Paula de la Pena in the first round but lost in the second qualification round to Sesil Karatantcheva.


At a $25k event in Irapuato, Mexico, Kiki Bertens won her second ITF singles title, beating Yaroslava Shvedova in the final, propelling her to a new career high in singles ranking.


At the $25k tournament in Bath the week afterwards, Kiki Bertens won the title, defeating Annika Beck in the final in three sets, her fourth three-set match in a row.


Kiki Bertens failed to qualify for the WTA Tour tournament in Copenhagen, falling to Johanna Konta.


Kiki Bertens reached her first WTA tournament final in this tournament, defeating Urszula Radwanska, sixth seed Chanelle Scheepers, Garbine Muguruza, and fifth seed Simona Halep along the way.


Kiki Bertens became the first Dutch female player since Michaella Krajicek in 2006 to win a WTA singles tournament.


At the French Open, Kiki Bertens was seeded No 1 in qualifying and defeated Annika Beck in the first qualifying round, saving a matchpoint in the third set.


Kiki Bertens defeated Olga Puchkova in the second round and outclassed Madalina Gojnea in the final qualifying round.


Kiki Bertens debuted at Wimbledon in her first-round match against the No 19 seed Lucie Safarova and won in two sets, her first win at a Grand Slam event.


Kiki Bertens then made a brief appearance at an ITF tournament in Biella, but lost to homeplayer Nastassja Burnett in the first round.


At the US Open, Kiki Bertens exacted revenge on Christina McHale, knocking out the American in the first round but suffering a three-set loss to Olga Puchkova in the second round.


Kiki Bertens stated afterwards she had been nervous during the match.


At the WTA tournament in Seoul, Kiki Bertens defeated Vania King and Silvia Soler Espinosa from Spain to reach the quarterfinals.


Kiki Bertens faced Estonian Kaia Kanepi next and lost in straight sets.


Kiki Bertens reached the semifinals with wins over Tamira Paszek, fourth seed Dominika Cibulkova, and sixth seed Lucie Safarova.


Kiki Bertens started the year in Auckland, where she entered the main draw as a qualifier.


Kiki Bertens lost in the first round to Barbora Strycova.


Kiki Bertens lost in the first round of the Australian Open to Laura Siegemund.


Kiki Bertens then earned two important wins in the Fed Cup tie against Russia, beating Ekaterina Makarova and Svetlana Kuznetsova.


At Nuremberg, Kiki Bertens won her second WTA singles title by defeating Mariana Duque Marino in the final in straight sets.


At the French Open, Kiki Bertens avenged her Miami loss by upsetting No 3 seed Angelique Kerber in three sets.


Kiki Bertens then beat Camila Giorgi, No 29 seed Daria Kasatkina, No 15 seed Madison Keys, and No 8 seed Timea Bacsinszky en route to her first Grand Slam semifinal.


Kiki Bertens never took advantage of a medical time-out or took trainer treatment.


Kiki Bertens lost one set to Tamira Paszek en route.


Kiki Bertens had her best result since Wimbledon by making it to the semifinals, losing to Monica Niculescu.


Kiki Bertens ended her season at the WTA Elite Trophy where she lost both of her matches with close scorelines, against Elina Svitolina and Elena Vesnina.


Kiki Bertens started her year off with a first-round loss to Lauren Davis at Auckland.


Kiki Bertens had routine wins over Annika Beck and Galina Voskoboeva in the first two rounds, but lost to qualifier and eventual champion Elise Mertens.


Kiki Bertens continued to struggle during her next four tournaments, and lost in the first round of all of them including the Australian Open.


Kiki Bertens then traveled to the United States for the Indian Wells and Miami Open, and lost to Timea Bacsinszky at Indian Wells in a hard-fought three-setter, and in the second round in Miami to qualifier Risa Ozaki.


Kiki Bertens reached the third round of both the Charleston Open and the Copa Colsanitas, then lost in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix.


Kiki Bertens had an even more impressive journey during the Italian Open where she made it to the semifinals, eventually losing to Simona Halep.


Kiki Bertens started the grass-court season with two straight first-round losses at the Rosmalen Open and Mallorca Open.


Kiki Bertens had a poor US Open Series as she lost in the second round of the Cincinnati Open to Johanna Konta.


Kiki Bertens followed this up with a first-round loss at the Connecticut Open in Cincinnati to qualifier Elise Mertens.


Kiki Bertens was then defeated in the first round of the US Open by Maria Sakkari, in straight sets.


At Korea Open, Kiki Bertens was seeded second, but lost in the first round against compatriot Richel Hogenkamp.


Kiki Bertens lost in the second round of the Wuhan Open to qualifier Varvara Lepchenko, and in the first round of both the China Open and Austrian Open.


Kiki Bertens competed in by far her biggest final of her career at the WTA Finals with partner Johanna Larsson.


Kiki Bertens ended the year ranked 31st, down from 22nd the year prior.


Kiki Bertens opened the year with a first-round loss at the Brisbane International to Ana Konjuh.


Kiki Bertens followed this up by winning her first match of the year at the Sydney International over qualifier Kristie Ahn.


At the Australian Open Kiki Bertens beat Americans CiCi Bellis and Nicole Gibbs in the first two rounds before falling to world No 2 and eventual winner, Caroline Wozniacki.


Kiki Bertens reached her first Premier Mandatory final by defeating Caroline Garcia but fell to Petra Kvitova in the final.


At the French Open, Kiki Bertens beat Aryna Sabalenka and Aliaksandra Sasnovich easily in two sets before falling to Angelique Kerber in two tight tie-break sets.


Kiki Bertens started the hardcourt season in Montreal at the Canadian Open where she made an impressive run, beating for the first time two top-ten players on hardcourt.


Kiki Bertens defeated ninth seed Karolina Pliskova and eighth seed Petra Kvitova before losing to 15th seed Ashleigh Barty in the quarterfinals, her best performance in Montreal.


Kiki Bertens was named "Most Improved Player of the Year" for 2018 by the WTA.


Kiki Bertens finished the year in the top 10 for the first time ranked No 9 in the world.


Kiki Bertens started off her season at the Brisbane International, beating Elise Mertens and losing to Donna Vekic.


Kiki Bertens went after a good run at Indian Wells to Miami where she reached the fourth round, after beating Wang Xiyu and Viktoria Kuzmova, before losing to eventual winner Ash Barty.


Kiki Bertens started off her clay-court season at the Charleston Open as defending champion and reached the third round before losing her match against Maria Sakkari, in straight sets.


Kiki Bertens reached the semifinals at the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart, losing in three sets to Petra Kvitova.


Kiki Bertens reached the semifinals at Rome, defeating the world No 1, Naomi Osaka, in the process, before losing to Johanna Konta.


At the French Open, Kiki Bertens was forced to retire due to illness in her second-round match against Viktoria Kuzmova.


Kiki Bertens reached the semifinals of Eastbourne, where she lost to the eventual champion, Karolina Pliskova.


Kiki Bertens then lost in the second round of Cincinnati to Venus Williams.


Kiki Bertens was defeated in her first match at Osaka by Pavlyuchenkova.


Kiki Bertens next lost in the third round of Wuhan to the defending, and eventual, champion Aryna Sabalenka, before reaching the semifinals of Beijing, defeating Donna Vekic, Dayana Yastremska, Polona Hercog, and Elina Svitolina, before losing to Ashleigh Barty.


At the WTA Elite Trophy, Kiki Bertens reached the final, defeating both Vekic and Yastremska in the group stage, and Zheng Saisai in the semifinals, before losing to Sabalenka .


At the WTA Finals, Kiki Bertens entered as an alternate following the withdrawal of Naomi Osaka due to injury.


Kiki Bertens next won both her matches at the Fed Cup, defeating Aryna Sabalenka and Aliaksandra Sasnovich.


Kiki Bertens next defended her title at St Petersburg, defeating Veronika Kudermetova, Anastasia Potapova, Ekaterina Alexandrova, and Elena Rybakina.


Kiki Bertens lost in her first match at Strasbourg by Jelena Ostapenko.


Kiki Bertens subsequently fell to another Italian player Martina Trevisan in the fourth round and announced the following month that she would undergo surgery to treat an Achilles tendon injury, sidelining her for the remainder of the season.


Kiki Bertens ended the year ranked No 9 in the world for the second year in a row.


Kiki Bertens was sidelined for the start of the 2021 season, following surgery on her Achilles tendon at the end of 2020.


Kiki Bertens then announced on 16 June 2021 that 2021 will be her final season, citing an inability to continue to compete to the highest level due to injuries, and that she would either retire following the Olympics, or at the end of the season.


At the Eastbourne International, Kiki Bertens was defeated in the first round by lucky loser Shelby Rogers.


Kiki Bertens later clarified that she would end her career at the Olympic Games.


Kiki Bertens retired from the professional tour ranked No 24 in singles and 112 in doubles.


Kiki Bertens was a baseline player, who was noted for her ability to combine her exceptional defensive skills with an aggressive mindset.


Kiki Bertens was adept at applying slice to her backhand, which allowed her to break up the pace of baseline rallies, and draw unforced errors from more aggressive players.


Kiki Bertens' second serve was less reliable, leading to a relatively high double fault count; throughout her career Kiki Bertens began to develop a more effective kick serve, which minimised double faults.


Kiki Bertens possessed an exemplary drop shot, and was one of the strongest exponents of this shot on the WTA Tour; this shot was especially effective on clay courts, where she would deploy the shot during long baseline exchanges, to surprise opponents and move them around the court.


Kiki Bertens married her physiotherapist, Remko de Rijke, on 30 November 2019.


Kiki Bertens announced her pregnancy in October 2021 and had her first child, Mats, April 3,2022.