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Marta Domachowska


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Marta Domachowska (born January 16, 1986 in Warsaw) is a Polish professional tennis player. She began playing at age 7. She reached the semi finals of Australian Open Junior Championships in 2003. Her racquet brand is Wilson. She speaks four languages: Polish, English, Spanish and Russian. Other than tennis, she enjoys sports such as football and swimming.

Domachowska is engaged to Polish butterfly and freestyle swimmer Paweł Korzeniowski.



In her sole appearance in 2001, as an unranked wildcard in Sopot qualifying, she lost in the first round to Russian Daria Panova.


2002 marked her second Tour appearance and main draw debut in Warsaw, again as an unranked wildcard. She lost in the first round 7–6(2) 1–6 6–3 to No.87 Celine Beigbeder; reached Sopot doubles Semifinal as a wildcard team (w/ fellow Pole Klaudia Jans); won first two ITF Circuit singles titles and first doubles title; debuted on Tour Rankings on May 20 at No.745. Amassed a 29-12 singles record and 9–7 doubles record, finishing the season ranked no. 356 in singles.


At Warsaw, lost in the first round as a No.317 wildcard (second consecutive year) to No.146 Renata Voráčová, and lost in the first round as a No.275 wildcard at Sopot to No.78 Silvija Talaja. As a No.244 ranked qualifier at Pattaya City, extended No.135 Elena Tatarkova to 3 sets before losing in the first round; won $25K ITF/Toruń-POL as qualifier (third singles title). Amassed a 29-12 singles record and 6-11 doubles record, finishing the season ranked no. 244 in singles.


First Top 100 finish; Tour final debut at Seoul (l. 6–1 6–1 to Sharapova), also reached the semifinals at Sopot (defeating No.20 Anna Smashnova 7–6(4) 6–1 for her career-best win; lost to eventual champion Flavia Pennetta of Italy), QF at Casablanca (l. to Cervanová); Top 100 debut on September 27 at No.100; failed to qualify for the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open; Started season winning $25K ITF titles at ITF/Belfort-FRA and ITF/Warsaw 1-POL. Amassed a 42-20 singles record and 12-9 doubles record, finishing the season ranked no. 74 in singles.


Best season to date, highlighted by reaching her biggest career singles final; ranked No.63 (unseeded) at Tier III Strasbourg, upset world No.26 (No.5 seed) Japanese Ai Sugiyama en route to second career Tour singles final, falling to Spanish Anabel Medina Garrigues 6–4 6-3; also first Tier II SF at Beijing (received w/o from Venus Williams w/knee injury in QF, falling to German Anna-Lena Grönefeld); QF at Hobart (l. to Chinese Na Li in 3 sets); 3r at Amelia Island (as qualifier, lost to V.Williams in 3 sets); main draw debuts at all four majors, reaching 2r at the Australian Open and the French Open, first round at Wimbledon and US Open; Top 50 debut (at No.48) on June 6 (after the [[French Open), career-high No.47 on August 8 (after second round at San Diego); Semifinal or better four times in doubles, finishing runner-up at Pattaya City (w/Talaja) and Strasbourg (w/ Marlene Weingartner); withdrew from Hyderabad and Memphis w/right shoulder sprain. Amassed a 24-26 singles record and 14-16 doubles record, finishing the season ranked no. 60 in singles.


Opened the season by capturing her first WTA tour title, winning the doubles title with partner Roberta Vinci of Italy; Afterwards, on January 30, reached career-high doubles rank at no. 62. Reached third career Tour singles final in career debut at Tier III Memphis (as No.6 seed, d. No.4 seed Granville and No.8 seed Craybas en route; l. to No.3 seed Arvidsson in 3s); afterwards on February 27, made Top 40 debut (at No.40); Reached 3r at Indian Wells (as No.27 seed w/1r bye, d. Shaughnessy in 2r before falling to No.5 seed Myskina) and 2r at Miami (l. to LL Kutuzova); afterwards on April 3, reached career-high singles rank at no. 37. Finished off the season by reaching the second round of singles at Strasbourg, 's-Hertogenbosch, Montreal, and Tokyo (Japan Open). Reached her fourth doubles final at Cincinnati with partner Sania Mirza of India, losing 6–4 3–6 6–2 to top seeds Maria Elena Camerin of Italy and Gisela Dulko of Argentina. Also reached the doubles semifinals at Stanford (w/ Bartoli), the quarterfinals at [ [strasbourg] ] (w/ Alicja Rosolska), Tokyo (Japan Open)(w/ Jidkova) and Bangkok (w/ Castano), and the second round at the US Open (w/ Kostanić). Lost in the first round in singles at all four grand slams. Withdrew from Charleston, and Bali with injuries. Amassed a 20-26 singles record and 14-18 doubles record, finishing the season ranked no. 90 in singles. Domachowska's rank fell considerably as she failed to defend a large number of points from 2005 by losing in the first round of Seoul and not qualifying for the main draw at Beijing.


Did not play Memphis, thus not defending finalist points and falling to no. 166. Reached the semifinals of $75,000 ITF Dinan (l. to K. Knapp), the quarterfinals of $50,000 ITF Torrent (l. to T. Perebiynis), and Tier IV Seoul as a qualifier (l. to V. Williams), and the second round of Stockholm as a qualifier (l. to A. Radwańska). Failed to receive a main draw wildcard at Warsaw, and so opted to play ITF Torrent instead. Failed to qualify for the main draw at nine events (including the French Open and US Open). Was winless at grand slams in singles and doubles (not playing Wimbledon at all and only playing doubles at the Australian Open). Ended the season on a high note, winning the $100,000 ITF Poitiers as a no. 179 qualifier, defeating no.1 seed Vakulenko (by retirement) and no. 6 seed Kudryavsteva en route to defeating fellow qualifier Anna Lapuschenkova 7–5 6–0 in the final. This was Domachowska's first singles title since 2003 and her biggest singles tournament win ever. In doubles, lost her first four matches before winning $100,000 ITF Rome - Tiro a Volo (w/ Emma Laine). Reached the semifinals of Tier IV Tashkent and the quarterfinals of $50,000 ITF Bronx. Amassed a 37-20 record in singles and a 7-11 record in doubles, finishing the season ranked no. 143 in singles and no. 240 in doubles.


After not gaining entry into qualifying of the Australian warm up events, began her season at the Australian Open where she only played singles. It was in this first event of the season where she achieved her career best grand slam performance, winning six straight matches (a 14-match winning streak carried over from the previous season) to qualify and reach the fourth round after defeating wildcard Johansson, Arvidsson (to whom she lost to in the 2006 Tier III Memphis final), and no. 24 seed Li in the main draw. Domachowska eventually lost a close 6–4 6–4 match to no. 8 seed Venus Williams in the fourth round. Due to this result, Domachowska jumped up 64 spots and returned to the top 100 in singles at no. 82 (up from no. 143). Domachowska joined Agnieszka Radwańska to become the first Poles to simultaneously reach the fourth round of a grand slam.

At the Rogers Masters, a Tier I event in Montreal, Marta beat American Bethanie Mattek in the first round 7-5, 6-2 and gave everything she had in her second round match against an injured Maria Sharapova before losing 7-5, 5-7, 6-2.

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marta_Domachowska

Marta with Agnieszka Radwanska


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