Mathilde Johansson

Mathilde Johansson
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Country (sports) France
ResidenceBoulogne Billancourt, France
Born (1985-04-28) 28 April 1985 (age 33)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro2000
Retired2016
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,446,131
Singles
Career record386-319
Career titles0 WTA, 14 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 59 (6 April 2009)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2009)
French Open3R (2012)
Wimbledon2R (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013)
US Open1R (2007 2009, 2011, 2013)
Doubles
Career record70-90
Career titles0 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 110 (10 May 2010)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2009)
French Open2R (2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2016)
Wimbledon1R (2011)
US Open1R (2011, 2012)

Mathilde Johansson (born 28 April 1985 in Gothenburg, Sweden) is a Swedish-born retired French professional tennis player who lives in and competed for France.[1]

Professional career

Mathilde Johansson returns a shot at the 2011 New Haven Open qualifying tournament

She made her WTA Tour main draw debut at the 2005 French Open, losing to sixth-seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the first round. In 2006, she reached the second round, losing to Russian youngster Maria Kirilenko in straight sets.[1]

In 2009, she reached the quarterfinals twice; in Acapulco[2] and in Bogota (where she was seeded No. 6)[3]

In 2011, Johansson reached her first WTA Tour final in Bogotá, losing to Lourdes Domínguez Lino in three sets.[1]

In April 2012, as a lucky loser, she reached the semifinals of the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem in Fès (Marrocco) eventually falling to Laura Pous Tio.[4] Later, in May, she reached for the first time the third round of a major tournament, the French Open, falling to Sloane Stephens.[5] In July, Johansson reached the finals of the Swedish Open, Bastad losing to Polona Hercog, 6–0, 4–6, 5–7.[6]

For one of her last tournament in the season, Mathilde reached the quarterfinals in Guangzhou, beaten by Hsieh Su-Wei 6–3, 6–0.[2] Overall in 2012, she fell in the first round ten times.

In 2016 Johansson decided to retire after the singles French Open qualifying tournament where she was beaten in the second round by Ivana Jorović.