Alison Van Uytvanck was born on March 26 1994, in Vilvoorde Belgium. She is now a professional tennis player for Belgium. Until now, she has 5 WTA singles and 2 WTA doubles titles to her credit.
She has also won two Challenger Tour singles titles, as well as twelve singles and two doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. In August 2018, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 37.
|Highest ranking (Singles)||No. 37|
|Current ranking (Singles)||No. 58|
|Social media profile||Instagram @alison_van_uytvanck
Personal Information and Relationships
- Van Uytvanck was born on 26 March 1994 in the small town of Grimbergen in Belgium to René Van Uytvanck and Krista Laemers.
- She also has a twin brother named Brett as well as an elder brother named Sean.
- She started playing tennis at the age of five when her older brother Sean introduced her to the game.
- Van Uytvanck graduated high school at Sint-Donatus in Merchtem.
- As a junior tennis player, she alternated between training with local coach Sacha Katsnelson and the Flemish Tennis Association.
- She is currently coached by Ann Devries.
- She has also previously worked with Robi Cokan and Michiel Antheunis
- Alison made her professional debut in 2010.
- In 2011, she made excellent progress at the ITF Circuit and won 4 titles in Portugal, France and two titles in the UK.
- In the same year at the Brussels Open, she defeated Margalita Chakhnashvili, Laura Siegemund and Hsieh Su-Wei in the qualifier. She then faced Patty Schnyder in the first round of the main draw and defeated her but in her next match against Yanina Wickmayer, she lost.
- At the 2012 Brussels Open, she defeated Ksenia Pervak in her first-round match and then beat Chanelle Scheepers to advance to her first WTA quarterfinals, where she was unfortunately defeated by Agnieszka Radwańska.
- In 2013 at the Taipei Ladies Open, she defeated Dinah Pfizenmaier in the semifinals, and Yanina Wickmayer in the final to win her first WTA 125K challenger title.
- 2014 was a busy year for Alison where she played in the main draw of all four of the Grand Slam tournaments and even reached the second round at Wimbledon for the first time in her career.
- In 2015, at the French Open, she reached the quarterfinals but unfortunately lost to Timea Bacsinszky.
- Soon after this, in 2016, a growth was discovered over her right ankle that caused her to miss quite a number of matches.
- She made her comeback in 2017 and won the first WTA title of her career at Tournoi de Québec beating Timea Babos.
- In 2018 at the Hungarian Ladies Open, Alison won her second WTA title defeating Dominika Cibulková in the final.
- In the same year at Wimbledon, she defeated Garbine Muguruza in the second round which was her first win over a top-10 opponent and is considered to be the best match performance of her career so far. She then defeated Anett Kontaveit in the third round but she lost to Daria Kasatkina in the fourth round.
- In 2019, she retained her title in Budapest by defeating Markéta Vondroušová in the final.
- She also won the Tashkent Open by defeating Sorana Cîrstea.
Prize Money Earnings
She has earned a total of around 3,717,739US$ from her participation in different championships. In fact, for the year 2022 so far, she has earned around US$ 218,688.
Endorsements and Sponsors
- FILA is the company that sponsors all of Alison’s apparel and footwear on the court.
- Her tennis racquets are provided by the famous company Head.
- She is also associated with Hubo which is a hardware store chain in Belgium.
- She is also tied up with Signum Pro, a company that makes strings for tennis racquets.
Alison’s total net worth as of today is 1.5 million US$. While there is absolutely no confirmation on this figure, it is likely to be true due to the large amounts of cash she collects as prize money and also from her various endorsements.
- Alison’s favorite shot on the court is a serve.
- Her favorite surface to play on is grass
- She speaks Dutch, English, French and some German
- She relaxes by going on the computer or listening to music
- Her favorite place to visit is Prague.
- Her favorite tournament is Brussels as it was her first WTA event
- She is superstitious and insists on starting each tournament in the same outfit.