Michaëlla Krajicek Wimbledon

The tennis star Micha “Misa” Krajicek is a half-sister of former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek. Michaëlla Krajicek was born on 9 January 1989 in Delft.

Petr Krajicek

Father of Micha is Petr Krajicek. Krajicek’s father grew up in Czechoslovakia. He fled the former Communist country in 1970 and settled in the Netherlands. Petr Krajicek, both his son Richard as his daughter Micha trained in his youth, tennis player. Partly due to the tightening of control by Petr both Richard and Micha in recent years broke with Petr. Ultimately, Petr Krajicek once again come to a reconciliation with both Richard and Micha.


In her junior time belonged to Michaëlla Krajicek of the greatest talent in the world. In 2004, she won the Junior Tournament at the U.S. Open. In the summer of 2003, she was only 14 years old, already debuted at a seniors tournament the WTA Tour. She then had a wildcard for grästurneringen in Rosmalen.Krajicek lost in their first professional party Cervanova. It was then a television documentary about Micha: “Tennis Association Krajicek.


Michaëlla Krajicek appeared to create high expectations were going. As a 16-year-old in 2005, she won the WTA tournament in Tashkent. In early 2006, she won, together with Peter Wessels, second place in the prestigious Hopman Cup. Shortly thereafter, she won the Hobart WTA tournament. In the summer of 2006 in Rosmalen, she won her third WTA tournament. A year later she managed during Wimbledon managed to reach the quarter-finals.


In 2008, it was considerably less with Michaëlla Krajicek. This spring, she lost ten games in a row. In summer seemed to go a little better and she reached the quarterfinals of the Ordina Open in Rosmalen.In early July, however, damaged his knee got Michaella. She was operated by it and then had to rehabilitate two months. At the end of the first year of the disaster still rallied and won the final of the ITF tournament in Bratislava. The final she lost to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Disaster year

With hindsight it was 2008, first in a series of famine years. During these years, she experienced many setbacks, including injuries, relationship and conflict with his father. Michaelle late 2010 broke up with her boyfriend and fitness coach Allistair McCaw.


After the disastrous year Michaela came together again in 2011. From the summer of 2011, they had a new coach Eric van Harpen. Especially in the second half of this year, Krajicek played strong again. Thanks to her performance she was at the end of the season, for the first time in years, back in the top 100.Expectations for 2012 are high.