Michaela Johansson

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Michaela Johansson
Full nameMichaela Johansson
Country (sports)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Born (1988-03-06) 6 March 1988 (age 31)
Stockholm, Sweden
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$40,552
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 305 (24 March 2008)
Doubles
Highest rankingNo. 400 (24 March 2008)

Michaela Johansson (born 6 March 1988) is a former professional tennis player from Sweden.

Tennis Ball sport with racket and net

Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to maneuver the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will.

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Biography

A right-handed player from Stockholm, Johansson was a top-50 ranked junior. [1] She debuted for the Sweden Fed Cup team as a 16-year old in 2004, featuring in a doubles rubber against Serbia and Montenegro.

The Sweden Fed Cup team represents Sweden in Fed Cup tennis competition and are governed by the Swedish Tennis Association.

As a wildcard at the 2007 Nordic Light Open, held in her home city, she made her first WTA Tour main draw, beaten in three sets by Klára Zakopalová in the opening round. [2]

The 2007 Nordea Nordic Light Open was a women's tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. It was the 6th edition of the Nordea Nordic Light Open, and was part of the Tier IV Series of the 2007 WTA Tour. It took place in Stockholm, Sweden, from 30 July until 5 August 2007.

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Across 2007 and 2008 she appeared in two further Fed Cup ties for Sweden, against Estonia and Belarus respectively.

Johansson competed in the main draw at the 2009 Swedish Open in Bastad, where she made it through from the qualifying draw. [3]

The 2009 Collector Swedish Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 1st edition of the Collector Swedish Open. It took place in Båstad, Sweden, from July 6 through July 11, 2009 for the women and from July 13 through July 19, 2009 for the men.

ITF finals

Singles: 2(1–1)

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OutcomeNo.DateTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Runner–up1.5 November 2006 Stockholm, SwedenHard (i) Flag of Sweden.svg Mari Andersson 6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Winner2.25 February 2008 Wellington, New ZealandHard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Marija Mirkovic 6–0, 7–5

Doubles: 6 (2-4)

OutcomeNo.DateTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Runner–up1.9 July 2004 Sidi Fredj, AlgeriaClay Flag of Sweden.svg Jennifer Elie Flag of India.svg Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram
Flag of New Zealand.svg Shelley Stephens
3–6, 1–6
Winner2.21 May 2006 Falkenberg, SwedenClay Flag of Sweden.svg Mari Andersson Flag of Germany.svg Anne Schäfer
Flag of Germany.svg Julia Paetow
6–2, 6–0
Runner–up3.29 July 2006 Gausdal, NorwayHard Flag of Norway.svg Karoline Borgersen Flag of Sweden.svg Mari Andersson
Flag of Sweden.svg Nadja Roma
4–6, 0–6
Winner4.3 September 2006 Mollerusa, SpainHard Flag of Sweden.svg Nadja Roma Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jane O'Donoghue
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Karen Paterson
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Runner–up5.22 July 2007 Hamilton, CanadaClay Flag of Colombia.svg Paula Zabala Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Stéphanie Dubois
Flag of South Africa.svg Surina De Beer
walkover
Runner-up6.12 September 2008 Rockhampton, AustraliaHard Flag of Slovakia.svg Jarmila Gajdošová Flag of Japan.svg Remi Tezuka
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhou Yimiao
6–7(2–7), 4–6

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References

  1. "Two NZ juniors survive Open first round". The New Zealand Herald . 24 January 2005. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  2. "Tennis: Nooni och Johansson föll tungt" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. 30 July 2007. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  3. "Top-seeded Wozniacki advances in Sweden". Dawn . 9 July 2009. Retrieved 20 September 2018.

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