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Magda Linette is a Polish professional tennis player, who competes on the WTA Tour since 2009.
|Date of Birth:
|12 February 1992
|5'7" (171 cm)
|130 lbs (59 kg)
|Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Magda Linette was born on February 12, 1992, in Poznan, Poland, to Tomasz and Beata Linette. Her father is a tennis coach, and her mother is an educator. Linette made her debut on the WTA Tour in 2010 as a wildcard at the Warsaw Open. She beat her doubles partner at the time, Paula Kania, but then lost to Anna Chakvetadze.
However, Linette only won another six WTA matches until the end of 2014. The Pole had a breakthrough in September 2015 at the Japan Women’s Open. She reached her first WTA final at the event with victories against Lauren Davis, Zarina Diyas, Hsieh Su-wei, and Christina McHale.
The final against Yanina Wickmayer was very tight, but Linette lost it 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. After making the third round of a WTA 1000 event for the first time at the 2016 Miami Open, Linette progressed to that stage of a Grand Slam for the first time at the 2017 Roland Garros.
She defeated Alize Lim and Ana Konjuh before being knocked out by Elina Svitolina in round 3. Linette managed to make the third round of the Australian Open in 2018, but her tennis reached a new level in 2019.
She won a maiden WTA title at the Bronx Open in August. Her extremely impressive run to glory included triumphs against Katerina Siniakova and Camila Giorgi. She made a second WTA final in the same season for the first time at the 2019 Korea Open in October, where she was the runner-up to Karolina Muchova.
Linette also made an appearance in the third round of Wimbledon in 2019. The Pole won her second WTA title in February 2020 at the Thailand Open in Hua Hin. This was achieved by beating qualifier Leonie Kung 6-3 and 6-2 in the final.
From that point until the end of the 2022 season, Linette made another final at the Chennai Open and had another three runs to the third round at Grand Slam level. But the biggest moment of her career to date came at the 2023 Australian Open.
Wins against Mayar Sherif, Anett Kontaveit, and Ekaterina Alexandrova took Linette into the first Grand Slam's fourth round. Things then got even better. She prevailed against 2022 WTA Finals champion Caroline Garcia to reach the quarterfinal.
Linette’s run in Melbourne became even more impressive with a quarterfinal triumph against two-time Grand Slam runner-up Karolina Pliskova. Her heroics in Australia ended with a loss to the eventual champion, Aryna Sabalenka, in the semifinal.
She then reached her sixth WTA final at the Guangzhou Open in October. Linette finished 2023 with her best year-end ranking of No. 22.