7 greatest Swiss tennis players of all-time


#6 Timea Bacsinszky

Timea Bacsinszky
Timea Bacsinszky

29-year old Timea Bacsinszky rose to prominence in the year 2015 winning 15 consecutive Singles matches resulting in two title wins at Acapulco and Monterrey. Interestingly, both these title wins came in Mexico and on both occasions her finals opponent was Caroline Garcia.

At the Indian Well Premier Mandatory Open which followed, she beat 8th seed Ekaterina Makarova before eventually losing to World Number 1 Serena Williams resulting in the culmination of her 15 match winning streak. She made the semi-finals of the French Open beating Petra Kvitova in the 3rd round. However, despite leading by a set and a break, she lost to eventual champion Serena Williams yet again. She continues her fine form on grass and made the quarter-finals at Wimbledon following which her ranking rose to World Number 13.

She continued her fine form in the run-up to the French Open the following year grabbing another 2 titles and made the semi-finals of the Premier Mandatory event in Rome. Consequently, her ranking rose to a career-high of World Number 9. She won the Silver Medal in the Women's Doubles competition at the Rio Olympics partnering Martina Hingis.

Timea Bacsinszky made the semis of the French Open in 2017 for the second time in her career but after that, she has been bothered by wrist injuries and has seen her form and ranking plummet.

She will be looking to rise up the rankings quickly once the 2019 season starts off.

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Edited by Pratyay Ghosh
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