Jule Niemeier (born 12 August 1999) is a German professional tennis player. She has a career-high WTA singles ranking of world No. +more 66, achieved on 17 October 2022.

Career

2018-2019: WTA debut

She made her WTA Tour main-draw debut as a wildcard at the 2018 Nürnberger Versicherungscup in doubles, partnering Lara Schmidt. She made her singles main-draw debut at the 2019 Nürnberger Versicherungscup, as a qualifier.

2021: Two WTA semifinals, top 150 debut

In 2021, Niemeier reached two semifinals on clay, in May at the Internationaux de Strasbourg as a qualifier, losing to the eventual champion Barbora Krejčíková, and in July at the Hamburg European Open as a wildcard, losing to Andrea Petkovic. As a result, she entered top 150 at world No. +more 140, on 12 July 2021.

On her Grand Slam qualifying competition debut at Wimbledon, she reached the third round losing to Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove.

2022: Top 100, first WTA 125 title, Grand Slam debut and quarterfinal

At the French Open, Niemeier qualified to make her Grand Slam main-draw debut.

She won her first WTA 125 tournament title at the Makarska International Championships.

Following her main-draw debut at the Wimbledon Championships, she reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal after defeating Wang Xiyu, second seed Anett Kontaveit, Lesia Tsurenko and Heather Watson. The victory over Kontaveit was in straight sets and her first match against a top-10 player. +more In the quarterfinal, she lost to compatriot Tatjana Maria in three sets.

At her US Open main-draw debut, she reached the fourth round, after defeating Sofia Kenin, Yulia Putintseva, and Zheng Qinwen, all in straight sets. In the fourth round, she lost to world No. +more 1, Iga Świątek, after winning the first set.

Performance timeline

Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup/Billie Jean King Cup and Olympic Games are included in win-loss records.

Singles

Current through the 2022 Transylvania Open.

Tournament20182019202020212022SRW-LWin%
Grand Slam tournamentsGrand Slam tournamentsGrand Slam tournamentsGrand Slam tournamentsGrand Slam tournamentsGrand Slam tournamentsGrand Slam tournamentsGrand Slam tournamentsGrand Slam tournaments
left|Australian OpenAAAAQ30 / 00-0
left|French OpenAAAA1R0 / 10-1
left|WimbledonAANHQ3QF0 / 14-1
left|US OpenAAAQ24R0 / 13-1
text-align:left|Win-loss0-00-00-00-07-30 / 37-3
National representationNational representationNational representationNational representationNational representationNational representationNational representationNational representationNational representation
left|Billie Jean King CupAAARRQR0 / 10-0
WTA 1000WTA 1000WTA 1000WTA 1000WTA 1000WTA 1000WTA 1000WTA 1000WTA 1000
left|Indian Wells OpenAAcolor:#767676|NHAQ10 / 00-0
left|Miami OpenAAcolor:#767676|NHAQ10 / 00-0
left|Canadian OpenAAcolor:#767676|NHQ2A0 / 00-0
Career statisticsCareer statisticsCareer statisticsCareer statisticsCareer statisticsCareer statisticsCareer statisticsCareer statisticsCareer statistics
left|Tournaments010512Career total: 18Career total: 18Career total: 18
Overall win-loss0-00-10-06-512-120 / 1818-18
left|Year-end ranking455296280130

Doubles

Tournament20182019202020212022SRW-LWin%
Grand Slam tournamentsGrand Slam tournamentsGrand Slam tournamentsGrand Slam tournamentsGrand Slam tournamentsGrand Slam tournamentsGrand Slam tournamentsGrand Slam tournamentsGrand Slam tournaments
left|Australian OpenAAAAA0 / 00-0
left|French OpenAAAAA0 / 00-0
left|WimbledonAANHA2R0 / 11-1
left|US OpenAAAAA0 / 00-0
text-align:left|Win-loss0-00-00-00-01-10 / 11-1
National representationNational representationNational representationNational representationNational representationNational representationNational representationNational representationNational representation
left|Billie Jean King CupAAARRQR0 / 11-1
Career statisticsCareer statisticsCareer statisticsCareer statisticsCareer statisticsCareer statisticsCareer statisticsCareer statisticsCareer statistics
left|Tournaments11003Career total: 5Career total: 5Career total: 5
Overall win-loss0-10-10-00-12-30 / 52-6
left|Year-end ranking837---

WTA 125 tournament finals

Singles: 1 (title)

ResultW-LDateTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Win1-0Jun 2022Makarska Championships, CroatiaClayElisabetta Cocciaretto7-5, 6-1

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 6 (4 titles, 2 runner-ups)

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Record against top-10 players

Niemeier's record against players who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who are active in boldface.

text-align:centerPlayerYearsRecordWin %HardClayGrassLast match
left|Number 1 ranked playersleft|Number 1 ranked playersleft|Number 1 ranked playersleft|Number 1 ranked playersleft|Number 1 ranked playersleft|Number 1 ranked playersleft|Number 1 ranked playersleft|Number 1 ranked players
left| Iga Świątek20220-10%0-1--Lost (6-2, 4-6, 0-6) at 2022 US Open
left|Number 2 ranked playersleft|Number 2 ranked playersleft|Number 2 ranked playersleft|Number 2 ranked playersleft|Number 2 ranked playersleft|Number 2 ranked playersleft|Number 2 ranked playersleft|Number 2 ranked players
left| Anett Kontaveit20221-0100%--1-0Won (6-4, 6-0) at 2022 Wimbledon
left| Barbora Krejčíková20210-10%-0-1-Lost (7-5, 3-6, 4-6) at 2021 Strasbourg
left| Petra Kvitová20220-10%0-1--Lost (2-6, 1-6) at 2022 St. +more Petersburg
left|Number 3 ranked playersleft|Number 3 ranked playersleft|Number 3 ranked playersleft|Number 3 ranked playersleft|Number 3 ranked playersleft|Number 3 ranked playersleft|Number 3 ranked playersleft|Number 3 ranked players
left| Sloane Stephens20220-10%-0-1-Lost (7-5, 4-6, 2-6) at 2022 French Open
left|Number 4 ranked playersleft|Number 4 ranked playersleft|Number 4 ranked playersleft|Number 4 ranked playersleft|Number 4 ranked playersleft|Number 4 ranked playersleft|Number 4 ranked playersleft|Number 4 ranked players
left| Caroline Garcia20211-0100%-1-0-Won (6-4, 6-2) at 2021 Hamburg
left| Sofia Kenin20221-0100%1-0--Won (7-6(7-3), 6-4) at 2022 US Open
left| Bianca Andreescu20220-10%-0-1-Lost (6-7(5-7), 3-6) at 2022 Stuttgart
left| Belinda Bencic2021-220-20%--0-2Lost (4-6, 7-5, 3-6) at 2022 Berlin
left|Number 5 ranked playersleft|Number 5 ranked playersleft|Number 5 ranked playersleft|Number 5 ranked playersleft|Number 5 ranked playersleft|Number 5 ranked playersleft|Number 5 ranked playersleft|Number 5 ranked players
left| Jeļena Ostapenko20210-10%0-1--Lost (2-6, 2-6) at 2021 Luxembourg
left|Number 9 ranked playersleft|Number 9 ranked playersleft|Number 9 ranked playersleft|Number 9 ranked playersleft|Number 9 ranked playersleft|Number 9 ranked playersleft|Number 9 ranked playersleft|Number 9 ranked players
left| Andrea Petkovic20211-150%-1-1-Lost (6-7(4-7), 6-4, 5-7) at 2021 Hamburg
left| Daria Kasatkina20220-10%--0-1Lost (1-6, 6-3, 1-6) at 2022 Bad Homburg
left|Number 10 ranked playersleft|Number 10 ranked playersleft|Number 10 ranked playersleft|Number 10 ranked playersleft|Number 10 ranked playersleft|Number 10 ranked playersleft|Number 10 ranked playersleft|Number 10 ranked players
left| Emma Raducanu20210-10%0-1--Lost (6-7(4-7), 0-0 ret. ) at 2021 Chicago
Total2021-224-111-42-41-3Statistics correct
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Wins over top-10 players

Niemeier has a record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.

Season2022Total
Wins11

#PlayerRankEventSurfaceScore
20222022202220222022202220222022
1. Anett KontaveitNo. +more 3Wimbledon, United KingdomGrass2R6-4, 6-0center|No. 97
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