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Sofia Arvidsson

Sofia Arvidsson
Arvidsson at the 2013 US Open
Full name Lena Sofia Alexandra Arvidsson
Country (sports)  Sweden
Residence Halmstad, Sweden
Born (1984-02-16) 16 February 1984
Halmstad, Sweden
Turned pro 1999
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,090,487
Career record 458–325
Career titles 2 WTA, 20 ITF
Highest ranking No. 29 (1 May 2006)
Current ranking No. 294 (13 July 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2006)
French Open 2R (2005, 2006, 2012)
Wimbledon 2R (2005)
US Open 2R (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013)
Career record 122–119
Career titles 1 WTA, 13 ITF
Highest ranking No. 67 (12 September 2011)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2007, 2009, 2011)
French Open 2R (2006, 2011)
Wimbledon 1R (2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
US Open 2R (2011)
Team competitions
Fed Cup 50–38
Last updated on: 13 July 2015.

Lena Sofia Alexandra Arvidsson (born 16 February 1984) is a Swedish tennis player.

Arvidsson has won two singles and one doubles title on the WTA tour, as well as 18 singles and 13 doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 1 May 2006, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 29. On 12 September 2011, she peaked at world number 67 in the doubles rankings.

Arvidsson began playing tennis at the age of 8.[1]



Arvidsson combined the ITF Junior circuit and ITF Women's Circuit into her schedule and in 1999 made the semi finals of a $10,000 women's event in Båstad, Sweden. In 2000 she made the finals of Nasbypark $10,000 and made her first appearances in the Fed Cup.


Arvidsson was recognised for her talent when she made the finals of the junior Australian Open in 2001, losing to Jelena Janković. But her breakthrough came in the same year when she took the titles in Sunderland and Stockholm (both ITF $10,000 tournaments). Sofia then won her third ITF title in Buchen, Germany. Arvidsson stepped up her tournament game as she played qualifying at a $50,000 event in Dinan, where she qualified and defeated the world number 146 in the main draw.


In May 2002, Arvidsson reached her first $25,000 final, as a qualifier, eventually losing to Barbora Strýcová. In the same year, Arvidsson lifted the Bastas $25,000 trophy in her home country beating fellow Swede Maria Wolfbrandt in the final. Her ranking was now high enough to compete at Grand Slam level in qualifying. Her debut came at the 2002 US Open as a qualifier, Arvidsson made the final round of qualifying, losing to Brie Rippner. Arvidsson made two more ITF finals in 2002, winning in Southampton ($25,000) and losing in the final in Prague, which was her final event of the year.


Arvidsson's ranking was now 147 and began the year in WTA events mainly in qualifying. Arvidsson failed to qualify in Hobart and the Australian Open. She took a step down and played the $50,000 event in Ortiesi, making the final before losing to Mara Santangelo.

After the beginning of 2003, Arvidsson lost in the opening qualifying rounds of the French Open and Wimbledon. She won her first Grand Slam match at the US Open, beating Olga Blahotová. Two weeks later, Arvidsson took the $25,000 Glasgow crown and lost in the final of another $25,000 challenger in Jersey. Sofia played a WTA event in Luxembourg again as a qualifier, making the second round before losing to Maria Sharapova. This was Arvidsson's best tournament as it was the first time she had won a WTA main draw match. She then played the WTA Event in Quebec City where she qualified again and made the second round of the main draw.


Arvidsson made the quarterfinals in Tokyo, Kolkata and Stockholm in 2005 before reaching her first WTA final in Quebec City, losing to Amy Frazier.


Arvidsson began 2006 at the Hopman Cup alongside Thomas Johansson, beating the eventual winners in the group stages (USA). Arvidsson then posted her best Grand Slam result at the Australian Open beating Dinara Safina in round two before losing to Anastasia Myskina. Arvidsson won her first WTA title in Memphis, Tennessee, beating Marta Domachowska in the final.


This slump continued in early 2007, before Arvidsson won a Swedish Tour Event (Volkswagen Cup) beating Johanna Larsson. This gave her much needed confidence and with that she won the doubles and singles at the $50,000 event in St Paul. Then she returned as the defending champion in Memphis, beating Ekaterina Bychkova and Nicole Pratt on the way to a quarterfinal appearance against Meilen Tu, but lost. Arvidsson lost in the opening round of the Las Vegas $75,000 and Indian Wells to Michaëlla Krajicek. Then Sofia qualified for Miami losing in three sets to Olga Puchkova. On Clay in Estoril, Portugal, Arvidsson made the quarterfinals, losing to Gréta Arn in straight sets. At the end of the 2007 season Arvidsson hit back, taking the $25,000 Nantes title in doubles, the $25,000 Glasgow doubles title and also the championship in singles at the $50,000 event in Toue Les Jours and the $25,000 event in Glasgow.


Arvidsson started her 2008 season in Auckland at the Johanna Larsson were the champions remaining undefeated throughout the campaign.


Arvidsson started the year playing three tournaments in Australia, Brisbane, Sydney and the Australian Open. Arvidsson lost in the first round in all three of these events. Arvidsson was included in the Swedish Fed Cup team alongside Johanna Larsson, Sandra Roma and Ellen Allgurin. Sofia posted a 2–2 singles win-loss record and a 2–1 win-loss in doubles. Arvidsson then headed to the United States. Illness was a factor in Arvidsson's lack of results, as she lost in the first round in all three tournaments, Memphis, Indian Wells and Miami. Arvidsson recorded her first official win of 2009 on the ITF circuit in Torhout, beating Kristina Barrois. Arvidsson recorded her second win of the season in Zagreb, though she lost in the second round. Four back-to-back losses followed, including losses in both the French Open and Wimbledon qualifying. At a $25,000 event in Kristinehamn, Arvidsson reached the semifinals as the top seed. Arvidsson and Sandra Roma also made the doubles final. Arvidsson won her 16th career singles title in Saguenay, Canada, and her 11th doubles title at the same event. Arvidsson then posted a semifinal finish in Barnstaple losing to Johanna Larsson, two finals followed in which Arvidsson played Jelena Dokić in both, with Arvidsson taking the Joué-lès-Tours title and Dokić beating her to claim the title in Poitiers.


Arvidsson began 2010 in Auckland qualifying, she was beaten in the opening round by Julia Schruff. Next was the Australian Open qualifying, where Arvidsson qualified after three tough wins (including saving a match point against Marta Domachowska). In the main draw Arvidsson beat Jarmila Groth before losing to Daniela Hantuchová. Arvidsson was once again selected to play Fed Cup for Sweden. Her singles success was mixed, losing to Wozniacki and Sevastova, but beating Anikó Kapros and Sybille Bammer convincingly. Arvidsson then made the quarterfinals at the $100,000 ITF tournament in Midland, losing to top seed Lucie Hradecká. As a qualifier and the 2006 champion, Arvidsson reached the finals of the Cellular South Cup in Memphis. She defeated number 2 seed Melanie Oudin in the quarterfinals and Anne Keothavong in the semifinals to reach the final. She ran out of gas and fell in an hour to Maria Sharapova in the final. Arvidsson made two second round finishes at the US clay tournaments of Ponte Vedra Beach and Charleston. Arvidsson was involved in Sweden's Fed Cup World Group II playoff against China, where she beat Shaui Zhang but lost to Shuai Peng, Sweden, however, won the tie. Arvidsson made the finals at two ITF tournaments, in Ystad she was the tournament winner, and in a bigger tournament in The Bronx Arvidsson was runner up to Anna Chakvetadze. Arvidsson had mixed success on the WTA tour, but did however reach two further quarterfinals in the year in Strasbourg and in Memphis.


Her best performance of the year was a semifinal in the WTA Swedish Open on clay, losing to compatriot Johanna Larsson.


During her Fed Cup team competition in February in Eilat she won three straight singles matches and continued to play well in her favorite WTA tournament in Memphis, where she won the title against New Zealand player Erakovic. She participated in the Olympic Games, losing in the first round in both the singles (to Vera Zvonareva) and the mixed doubles (playing with Robert Lindstedt).[2] Arvidsson reached the quarterfinals of the Sony Swedish Open in Båstad, losing to Mona Barthel.


She played her best tennis in team competitions, beating Sloane Stephens in the Fed Cup and winning the Swedish league with Helsingborg.

WTA finals

Singles (2–2)

Winner – Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (2–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–2)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 6 November 2005 Bell Challenge, Quebec City, Canada Hard (i) Amy Frazier 6–1, 7–5
Winner 1. 25 February 2006 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, Memphis, United States Hard (i) Marta Domachowska 6–2, 2–6, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 20 June 2010 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, Memphis, United States Hard (i) Maria Sharapova 6–2, 6–1
Winner 2. 25 February 2012 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, Memphis, United States Hard (i) Marina Erakovic 6–3, 6–4

Doubles (1–2)

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (1–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–2)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 1. 19 September 2010 Bell Challenge, Quebec City, Canada Hard (i) Johanna Larsson Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová
6–1, 2–6, [10–6]
Runner-up 1. 15 April 2012 e-Boks Open, Copenhagen, Denmark Hard Kaia Kanepi Kimiko Date-Krumm
Rika Fujiwara
2–6, 6–4, [5–10]
Runner-up 2. 23 February 2013 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, Memphis, United States Hard (i) Johanna Larsson Kristina Mladenovic
Galina Voskoboeva
6–7(5–7), 3–6

Grand Slam performance timeline


Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A LQ 1R LQ 3R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R LQ 4–9
French Open A LQ LQ 2R 2R 1R 1R LQ 1R 1R 2R 1R LQ 3–8
Wimbledon A LQ LQ 2R 1R LQ 1R LQ 1R 1R 1R 1R LQ 1–6
US Open LQ LQ LQ LQ 2R 1R 2R LQ 2R 1R 2R 2R LQ 5–7
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 4–4 0–3 2–4 0–1 2–4 0–4 2–4 1–4 0–0 13–30
Year end ranking 167 113 176 67 63 102 64 124 52 78 41 120


Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 3–6
French Open 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2–6
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0–6
US Open 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1–6
Win–Loss 1–4 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–3 3–4 0–4 0–4 6–24

ITF finals

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles finals: 32 (20–12)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. 5 November 2000 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Sabrina Jolk 2–4 4–0 2–4 2–4
Winner 1. 30 September 2001 Sunderland, United Kingdom Hard (i) Olivia Sanchez 6–3, 2–6, 6–0
Winner 2. 4 November 2001 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Susi Bensch 6–1, 6–2
Winner 3. 3 March 2002 Sunderland, United Kingdom Carpet Syna Schmidle 7–6, 3–5, ret.
Runner–up 2. 12 May 2002 Edinburgh, United Kingdom Clay Barbora Strýcová 6–4, 4–6, 6–7
Winner 4. 30 June 2002 Båstad, Sweden Clay Maria Wolfbrant 7–5, 6–4
Winner 5. 20 October 2002 Southampton, United Kingdom Hard (i) Olga Barabanschikova 6–2, 1–6, 6–4
Runner–up 3. 1 December 2002 Průhonice, Czech Republic Clay Anna Zaporozhanova 6–4, 4–6, 4–6
Runner–up 4. 2 February 2002 Urtijëi, Italy Carpet Mara Santangelo 6–2, 2–6, 2–6
Winner 6. 28 September 2003 Glasgow, United Kingdom Hard Tessy van de Ven 3–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner–up 5. 12 October 2003 Jersey, United Kingdom Hard (i) Sybille Bammer 6–7, 2–6
Winner 7. 16 November 2003 Eugene, United States Hard Tara Snyder 6–4, 6–4
Winner 8. 30 November 2003 Prague, Czech Republic Carpet Virginie Pichet 6–1, 6–2
Runner–up 6. 14 November 2004 Pittsburgh, United States Hard (i) Shenay Perry 2–6, 1–6
Winner 9. 6 February 2005 Sunderland, United Kingdom Hard (i) Irina Bulykina 6–1, 6–1
Runner–up 7. 15 May 2005 Falkenberg, Sweden Clay Johanna Larsson 1–6, 3–6
Winner 10. 13 February 2007 St. Paul, United States Hard (i) Olga Govortsova 2–6, 6–1, 6–4
Winner 11. 2 July 2007 Båstad, Sweden Clay Liana Ungur 6–7, 6–2, 6–0
Winner 12. 8 October 2007 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i) Kristina Barrois 6–3, 6–2
Winner 13. 15 October 2007 Glasgow, United Kingdom Hard (i) Katie O'Brien 6–3, 6–1
Winner 14. 5 May 2008 Zagreb, Croatia Clay Séverine Brémond 7–6, 6–2
Runner–up 8. 23 November 2008 Odense, Denmark Hard (i) Caroline Wozniacki 2–6, 1–6
Winner 15. 21 September 2009 Saguenay, Canada Hard (i) Séverine Brémond 5–7, 6–4, 7–6
Winner 16. 12 October 2009 Joué-lès-Tours, France Hard (i) Jelena Dokić 6–2, 7–6
Runner–up 9. 1 November 2009 Poitiers, France Hard (i) Jelena Dokić 4–6, 4–6
Winner 17. 28 June 2010 Båstad, Sweden Clay Valeria Savinykh 6–3, 6–1
Runner–up 10. 29 August 2010 Bronx, United States Hard (i) Anna Chakvetadze 6–4, 2–6, 2–6
Winner 18. 25 October 2010 Poitiers, France Hard (i) Pauline Parmentier 6–2, 7–6
Runner–up 11. 23 October 2011 Limoges, France Hard (i) Sorana Cîrstea 2–6, 2–6
Runner–up 12. 21 October 2013 Poitiers, France Hard (i) Aliaksandra Sasnovich 1–6, 7–5, 4–6
Winner 19. 16 February 2015 Surprise, United States Hard Sanaz Marand 6–2, 6–1
Winner 20. 22 June 2015 Helsingborg, Sweden Clay Malin Ulvefeldt 6–7(4–7), 6–1, 6–2

Doubles (13–3)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 2 July 2000 Båstad, Sweden Clay Kristina Jarkenstadt Sussane Flipp
Maria Wolfbrandt
6–4, 7–5
Runner–up 1. 5 November 2000 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Kristina Jarkenstadt Jenny Lindstrom
Maria Wolfbrandt
0–4, 3–5, 0–4
Winner 2. 3 March 2002 Buchen, Germany Carpet (i) Claudine Schaul Anna Bastrikova
Claudia Kardys
6–0, 7–5
Winner 3. 12 October 2003 Jersey, United Kingdom Hard (i) Kaia Kanepi Yvonne Meusburger
Hanna Nooni
6–3, 7–5
Winner 4. 15 February 2004 Midland, Texas, United States Hard (i) Åsa Svensson Allison Baker
Tara Snyder
7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 10 May 2004 Stockholm, Sweden Clay Hanna Nooni Nadejda Ostrovskaya
Dragana Zarić
6–7, 3–6
Winner 5. 4 July 2004 Los Gatos, United States Hard İpek Şenoğlu Nana Smith
Lilia Osterloh
6–1, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 6. 6 February 2005 Sunderland, United Kingdom Hard (i) Martina Müller Dragana Zarić
Katarina Mišić
6–2, 6–3
Winner 7. 18 February 2007 St. Paul, United States Hard (i) Antonella Serra Zanetti Mervana Jugić-Salkić
İpek Şenoğlu
7–6, 5–7, 7–6
Winner 8. 7 October 2007 Nantes, France Hard (i) Johanna Larsson Melanie South
Caroline Maes
4–6, 7–5, [10–7]
Winner 9. 20 October 2007 Glasgow, United Kingdom Hard (i) Johanna Larsson Veronika Chvojková
Kathrin Wörle
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 22 June 2009 Kristinehamn, Sweden Clay Sandra Roma Hanne Skak Jensen
Johanna Larsson
6–7(5–7), 2–6
Winner 10. 3 July 2009 Ystad, Sweden Clay Sandra Roma Hanna Nooni
Melanie Klaffner
6–4, 6–4
Winner 11. 27 September 2009 Saguenay, Canada Hard (i) Séverine Brémond Stéphanie Dubois
Rebecca Marino
6–3, 6–1
Winner 12. 21 November 2009 [Bratislava]], Slovakia Hard (i) Michaëlla Krajicek Arina Rodionova
Tatiana Poutchek
6–3, 6–4
Winner 13. 23 October 2011 Limoges, France Hard (i) Jill Craybas Aurélie Védy
Caroline Garcia
6–4, 4–6, [10–7]


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