Kirsten Flipkens

Kirsten Flipkens

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Kirsten Flipkens (born 10 January 1986 in Geel, Belgium) is a professional female Belgian tennis player since 2003. Her career high rank for singles is No. 59 (21 June 2010). She won 10 ITF Singles titles, and 1 ITF Doubles title.

In 2003, Flipkens won the Wimbledon and US Open Girls' Singles events. At the end of the year, she was named ITF Junior World Champion.

At the 2006 French Open, Flipkens was playing her first ever Grand Slam tournament. She reached the second round. She also reached the second round in the 2006 US Open after qualifying, falling to eventual Semi-Finalist Jelena Janković.

For Wimbledon 2006 she partnered then British No.2 Andy Murray in the mixed doubles.

That same year she lost 2 singles matches and the decisive doubles match in the Fed Cup final against Italy.

In 2009, Flipkens reached the second round of the Australian Open and the French Open. She defeated No.30 Ágnes Szávay to reach the second round at Wimbledon, where she faced Elena Baltacha. Flipkens beat the British wildcard in straight sets to set up an encounter with top seed Dinara Safina and a place in a Grand Slam 3rd round for the first time in her career. She lost to the Russian, after having a setpoint in the first set (5–7, 1–6).

At the 2009 US Open she reached the 3rd round, after victories in straight sets over Dokic and Medina Garrigues. She suffered a defeat in that 3rd round, she lost to compatriot and eventual champion Kim Clijsters (0–6, 2–6). At her next Grand Slam, the...
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