08/01/2015 – On Thursday, the qualifying draw was made for the 731 000 USD Apia International: the World No 96 Timea will meet the 9th seed Yanina Wickmayer.
The 25-year old Belgian player is currently ranked 74th in the world rankings. Her career best position was 12 (19 April 2010). Throughout her career she has won 3 WTA- (2009: Estoril, Bad Gastein, 2010: Auckland) and 10 ITF tournament.
Wickmayer reached the fourt round in 2010 at the Australian Open, and in 2011 at Wimbledon. These are the best results in a Grand Slam singles tournament.
At the beginning of the 2014 season Wickmayer was quarterfinalist in Doha (Qatar, 2,440,070 dollars, hard court), won against Andrea Petkovic, Caroline Wozniacki and Jana Cepelova. Later of the year she won one match upmost, she defeated Wozniacki (Roland Garros first round) and Samantha Stosur (Wimbledon first round).
In August, she has won two matches in the qualifying in Montreal (Canada, 2 440 070 USD, hard court) and Cincinnati (2,567,000 USD, hard court), but lost in the opening round at the main draw.