I first picked up a racket when I was just six years old. Very early on my parents discovered my passion for sports – especially those involving balls of any kind. Luckily, out of all the different sports involving a ball my mum decided to give tennis a go. And thank god for that.
I loved learning to play tennis and year on year I improved as a player. By the time I was 11 years old there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to play tennis competitively.

My first big success was the 2008 German National Championships where I won single and doubles titles in the under 14s. In 2009 I won the same tournament in the under 16. The first international success followed that same year when I won two G2 and one G1 competition, which automatically qualified me to play Junior Grand Slams at Roland Garros, the US Open and the Australian Open. In April 2010 I then recorded my highest international junior ranking (ITF) at number 18. My favorite moments of my junior career are definitely playing the first junior Olympic games and being runner up at the Junior Fed-Cup in Mexico.

In 2011 I played my first tournament on the Pro Tour and in the following year I won six singles titles and two doubles titles in ITF tournaments.
I could back up this success in 2013 with four singles and one doubles titles. On top of that I won the German Women’s National Championships for the first time.

In 2014 I had more appearances on the WTA tour and won my first title in the so called 125K-series. I played the main draws of Roland Garros and Wimbledon for the first time and also reached the semi final in a WTA-$250K in Linz, Austria. Just a year later I reached the second round in both those grand slams and won my first ever title on grass. A torn ligament sidelined me for a few months but I came back stronger later that year and reached my first WTA-$250K final in Linz. For the second year running I also won the German Nationals in Biberach.

2016 looks to be my best year yet. After a flawless preparation I reached the semis at the WTA-$500K in Shenzhen and the round of 16 at the Australian Open, which is certainly the highlight of my career so far.

In my downtime I love hanging out with my friends and family and I love trying out new types of sport. I enjoy going to the movies or just relaxing in a nice cafe or restaurant. When I’m on tour I enjoy exploring the different cities and learn about their culture and attractions.

Anna-Lena Friedsam

Player Facts

Nationality German
Date of birth 01 Feb 1994
Place of birth Neuwied
Height 174cm
Trainer Patric Hopfe
Markus Kneip (fitness)
Plays Right-handed
(two-handed backhand)
Favourite Sourface Hardcourt
Turned Pro 2011
Startet Playing Tennis aged 6

Career Highlights

2023 Osaka Title (doubles)
2023 Stuttgart Victory with Team Germany
2023 Linz Runner-up (doubles)
2022 Angers Runner-up
2022 Rijeka Victory with Team Germany
2022 Midland Runner-up
2022 Midland Runner-up (doubles)
2022 Warsaw Title (doubles)
2021 Prag Billie Jean King Cup
2021 Nur Sultan Title (doubles)
2021 Tokio Olimpic Games
2021 TC Bredeney Essen German Championship
2021 Bogota Runner-up (doubles)
2020 Rom Runner-up (doubles)
2020 Lyon Final
2020 Florianópolis Victory with Team Germany
2019 Stuttgart Title
2019 Roehampton Title
2018 German Championship Title
2017 Shrewsbury Title
2016 Wimbledon Round 3
2016 San Antonio Final
Round of 16
2015 Ilkley Title
  Generali Ladies Linz Final
2014 Suzhou Title
2013 Loughborough Title
  Trabzon Title
  Kasan Title
  Sunderland Title
2012 Astana Title
  Velenje Title
  Maribor Title
  Padua Title
  Aschaffenburg Title
  Charleroi Title

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