Pauline Parmentier (born 31 January 1986 in Cucq) is a French tennis player. Her career-high ranking is world number 40, achieved on 21 July 2008 and her highest ranking in doubles is world number 89 on 30 April 2012.

Background [edit]Edit

Parmentier was born to parents Dominique and Jean-Philippe. She has two brothers. Her favorite surface is clay. Parmentier first took to the courts at age 6.

Career [edit]Edit

Parmentier has received wildcards into French Open tournaments in singles since 2005 and in doubles since 2004. Parmentier reached the second round of the 2007 US Open singles competition, as a qualifier, defeating Tatjana Malek before falling to Martina Hingis. In her career, she has won two titles on the WTA Tour. She has also won seven ITF singles titles, and two ITF doubles titles. She won three of the seven singles titles in 2007. Parmentier won her first WTA Tour title in October 2007, at the Tashkent Open in Uzbekistan.

Parmentier was the fourth seed in Bad Gastein in July 2008. She won the title, which was her second WTA title and her first Tier III. She defeated top seed Ágnes Szávay, 6–4, 6–2, in the semifinals before defeating surprise qualifier Lucie Hradecká, 6–4, 6–4, in the final, after trailing 1–4 in the first set.

Parmentier was nominated to play in the 2008 Olympic Games after Mary Pierce and Amélie Mauresmo withdrew.

In 2010 she qualified for the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open by defeating American teenager Lauren Davis, 2–6, 6–0, 6–0, and Tamarine Tanasugarn, 6–3, 6–2.

In 2012, Parmentier reached the third round of the 2012 US Open – Women's Singles. In the first round, she defeated Michaëlla Krajicek 6–2, 6–4. In the second round Parmentier defeated 25th seed Yanina Wickmayer 7–6(7–5), 6–3. In the third round she plays with 2011 Wimbledon champion and 5th seed Petra Kvitová.

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