Stanford: Shot of the Day (Sunday)
2014 – Third straight Top 10 season (finishing No.10); runner-up four times at Sydney (l. to Pironkova in final), Doha (l. to Halep in final), Eastbourne (l. to Keys in final) and Stanford (l. to S.Williams in final); SF at Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. to Ivanovic); QF six times, at Brisbane (l. to Jankovic), Paris [Indoors] (l. to Pavlyuchenkova), Miami (l. to S.Williams), Nürnberg (l. to Ka.Pliskova), Wimbledon (l. to Bouchard) and Wuhan (l. to Svitolina); reached 4r twice (Australian Open and Roland Garros ), 3r four times (incl. US Open ) and 2r three times; fell 1r twice (incl. Dubai – l. to Ivanovic 36 63 76(6); held mp at 6-5 in third set tie-break).
2013 – Another Top 10 season (finishing No.9); won one WTA title at Linz (d. Ivanovic in final); runner-up twice at Monterrey (l. to Pavlyuchenkova in final) and Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. to Kvitova in final); SF three times at Sydney (l. to Cibulkova), Indian Wells (l. to Wozniacki) and Stuttgart (l. to Sharapova); QF four times; reached 4r three times (Australian Open. Roland Garros. US Open ), 3r twice and 2r six times (incl. Wimbledon ); fell in RR stage at WTA Finals (went 1-2 in RR and did not qualify for SFs).
2012 – Breakthrough first Top 5 season (finishing No.5); won first two WTA titles at Paris [Indoors] (d. Bartoli in final) and Copenhagen (d. Wozniacki in final); runner-up twice at Eastbourne (l. to Paszek 57 63 75; held 5mp at 5-3 third set) and Cincinnati (l. to Li); SF six times at Auckland (l. to Pennetta), Hobart (l. to Barthel), Indian Wells (l. to Azarenka), Rome (l. to Sharapova), Wimbledon (second Grand Slam SF – l. to A.Radwanska) and Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (l. to A.Radwanska); QF four times (incl. Roland Garros. Olympics); reached 4r once (US Open ), 3r three times (incl. Australian Open ) and 2r twice; fell in RR at WTA Finals (went 0-3 in RR, incl. 67(11) 76(2) 64 loss to Azarenka; held 2mp at 5-4 second set); made Top 20 debut on February 20 (after Doha; rose from No.22 to No.20), Top 10 debut on May 21 (after Rome; rose from No.11 to No.10) and Top 5 debut on October 22 (rose from No.6 to No.5 – fifth German woman ever in Top 5, after Graf, Kohde-Kilsch, Hanika and Huber).
2011 – Near-Top 30 season (finished No.32); reached first Grand Slam SF at US Open (l. to Stosur – had never been past 3r of a Grand Slam previously); shot past previous career-high of No.45 afterwards on September 12 (rose from No.92 to No.34); also two more SFs at Dallas (l. to Rezai) and Osaka (l. to Bartoli); QF once; reached 2r four times; fell 1r 12 times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying once.
2010 – First Top 50 season; runner-up at Bogotá (l. to Duque-Mariño); SF at Luxembourg (l. to Goerges); QF twice; reached 3r five times (incl. Australian Open. Wimbledon ) and 2r twice (incl. Roland Garros ); fell 1r eight times (incl. US Open ) and in qualifying once; made Top 50 debut on July 5 (rose from No.54 to No.47).
2009 – Reached 2r three times (incl. US Open ); fell 1r three times (incl. Australian Open ) and in qualifying seven times (incl. other two majors); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2008 – Reached 3r once and 2r five times (incl. Australian Open ); fell 1r eight times (incl. Roland Garros. Wimbledon ) and in qualifying four times (incl. US Open ); won two singles titles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2007 – First Top 100 season; QF at ‘s-Hertogenbosch; reached 3r once and 2r twice; fell 1r six times (incl. Roland Garros. Wimbledon. US Open ) and in qualifying eight times (incl. Australian Open ); won four singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit; made Top 100 debut on May 14 (rose from No.115 to No.88).
2006 – Reached 2r once; fell in qualifying once; won three singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2005 – Fell in WTA qualifying five times.
2004 – Fell in WTA qualifying once; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2003 – Made first appearance in Berlin qualifying (as WC); also played on ITF Circuit.
Winner (7): 2015 – Charleston, Stuttgart, Birmingham, Stanford; 2013 – Linz; 2012 – Paris [Indoors], Copenhagen.