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Demi Schuurs
Country (sports) Netherlands
ResidenceSittard, Netherlands
Born (1993-08-01) 1 August 1993 (age 27)
Nieuwstadt, Netherlands
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,533,534
Official websitedemischuurs.nl
Singles
Career record59–50 (54.1%)
Career titles0 WTA, 1 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 512 (23 February 2015)
Doubles
Career record281–146 (65.8%)
Career titles13 WTA, 20 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 7 (22 October 2018)
Current rankingNo. 12 (22 February 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2021)
French Open3R (2020)
WimbledonQF (2019)
US OpenQF (2018, 2020)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2021)
French OpenQF (2018)
WimbledonQF (2018)
US Open1R (2018)
Team competitions
Fed Cup2–4
Last updated on: 26 February 2021.

Demi Schuurs (born 1 August 1993) is a professional Dutch tennis player who has specialized in doubles.

She has won 12 doubles titles on the WTA Tour, as well as one singles title and 20 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. In February 2015, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 512. On 22 October 2018, she peaked at No. 7 in the doubles rankings.

Schuurs won the junior events of the doubles tournaments at 2011 Australian Open and 2011 US Open.

She qualified for the 2018 WTA Finals doubles event, partnering with Elise Mertens.[1]

Personal life

Schuurs is a daughter of former Dutch international handball player Lambert Schuurs. Her younger brother Perr is a professional football player.[2]

During an interview with the WTA in 2020, Schuurs revealed that she is in a relationship with a woman named Carmen.[3]

Performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Doubles

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R SF 0 / 6 5–6 45%
French Open A A 1R 1R 2R 3R 0 / 4 3–4 43%
Wimbledon A 1R 3R 3R QF NH 0 / 4 7–4 64%
US Open 1R A 2R QF 2R QF 0 / 5 7–5 58%
Win–Loss 0–1 0–2 3–4 5–4 5–4 6–3 4–1 0 / 19 23–19 55%
Year-end championships
WTA Finals Did not qualify QF SF NH 0 / 2 2–3 40%
WTA 1000
Dubai / Qatar Open A A A 2R QF 1R QF 0 / 4 4–4 50%
Indian Wells Open A A A 2R 1R NH 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Miami Open A A 1R SF 2R NH 0 / 3 4–3 57%
Madrid Open A A A A QF NH 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Italian Open A A A W F 2R 1 / 3 9–2 82%
Canadian Open A A A W F NH 1 / 2 8–1 89%
Cincinnati Open A A 1R F F W 1 / 4 12–3 80%
Wuhan Open A A 1R W SF NH 1 / 3 7–2 78%
China Open A A 2R SF QF NH 0 / 3 5–3 63%
Career statistics
Year-end ranking N/A 71 45 8 14 12

Premier-Mandatory/Premier-5 finals

Doubles: 8 (4 titles, 4 runner-ups)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2018 Italian Open Clay Australia Ashleigh Barty Czech Republic Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Barbora Strycova
6–3, 6–4
Win 2018 Canadian Open Hard Australia Ashleigh Barty Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Loss 2018 Cincinnati Open Hard Belgium Elise Mertens Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
2–6, 5–7
Win 2018 Wuhan Open Hard Belgium Elise Mertens Czech Republic Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
6–3, 6–3
Loss 2019 Italian Open Clay Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Australia Ashleigh Barty
6–4, 0–6, [3–10]
Loss 2019 Canadian Open Hard Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
5–7, 0–6
Loss 2019 Cincinnati Open Hard Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
4–6, 1–6
Win 2020 Cincinnati Open Hard Czech Republic Květa Peschke United States Nicole Melichar
China Xu Yifan
6–1, 4–6, [10–4]

WTA career finals

Doubles: 24 (13 titles, 11 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 / WTA 1000 (4–4)
Premier / WTA 500 (2–3)
International / WTA 250 (7–4)
Finals by surface
Hard (8–6)
Grass (1–3)
Clay (4–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2015 Katowice Open, Poland International Hard (i) Belgium Ysaline Bonaventure Italy Gioia Barbieri
Italy Karin Knapp
7–5, 4–6, [10–6]
Win 2–0 Jul 2015 Bucharest Open, Romania International Clay Georgia (country) Oksana Kalashnikova Romania Andreea Mitu
Romania Patricia Maria Țig
6–2, 6–2
Loss 2–1 Oct 2016 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan International Hard Czech Republic Renata Voráčová Romania Raluca Olaru
Turkey İpek Soylu
5–7, 3–6
Loss 2–2 Jan 2017 Auckland Open, New Zealand International Hard Czech Republic Renata Voráčová Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Sweden Johanna Larsson
2–6, 2–6
Loss 2–3 Jun 2017 Rosmalen Open, Netherlands International Grass Netherlands Kiki Bertens Slovakia Dominika Cibulková
Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
6–4, 4–6, [6–10]
Loss 2–4 Jul 2017 Bucharest Open, Romania International Clay Belgium Elise Mertens Romania Irina Camelia Begu
Romania Raluca Olaru
3–6, 3–6
Win 3–4 Sep 2017 Guangzhou Open, China International Hard Belgium Elise Mertens Australia Monique Adamczak
Australia Storm Sanders
6–2, 6–3
Win 4–4 Jan 2018 Brisbane International, Australia Premier Hard Netherlands Kiki Bertens Slovenia Andreja Klepač
Spain María José Martínez Sánchez
7–5, 6–2
Win 5–4 Jan 2018 Hobart International, Australia International Hard Belgium Elise Mertens Ukraine Lyudmyla Kichenok
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
6–2, 6–2
Win 6–4 May 2018 Italian Open, Italy Premier 5 Clay Australia Ashleigh Barty Czech Republic Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
6–3, 6–4
Win 7–4 May 2018 Nuremberg Cup, Germany International Clay Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
Sweden Johanna Larsson
3–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Win 8–4 Jun 2018 Rosmalen Open, Netherlands International Grass Belgium Elise Mertens Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Belgium Kirsten Flipkens
3–3 ret.
Loss 8–5 Jun 2018 Birmingham Classic, UK Premier Grass Belgium Elise Mertens Hungary Timea Babos
France Kristina Mladenovic
6–4, 3–6, [8–10]
Win 9–5 Aug 2018 Canadian Open, Canada Premier 5 Hard Australia Ashleigh Barty Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Loss 9–6 Aug 2018 Cincinnati Open, U.S. Premier 5 Hard Belgium Elise Mertens Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Russia Ekaterina Makarova
2–6, 5–7
Win 10–6 Sep 2018 Wuhan Open, China Premier 5 Hard Belgium Elise Mertens Czech Republic Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
6–3, 6–3
Loss 10–7 Feb 2019 Qatar Open, Qatar Premier Hard Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching
Chinese Taipei Latisha Chan
1–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Loss 10–8 May 2019 Italian Open, Italy Premier 5 Clay Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Australia Ashleigh Barty
6–4, 0–6, [3–10]
Loss 10–9 Jun 2019 Birmingham Classic, UK Premier Grass Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei
Czech Republic Barbora Strýcová
4–6, 7–6(4), [8–10]
Loss 10–10 Aug 2019 Canadian Open, Canada Premier 5 Hard Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková
Czech Republic Kateřina Siniaková
5–7, 0–6
Loss 10–11 Aug 2019 Cincinnati Open, U.S. Premier 5 Hard Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld Czech Republic Lucie Hradecká
Slovenia Andreja Klepač
4–6, 1–6
Win 11–11 Aug 2020 Cincinnati Open, U.S. Premier 5 Hard Czech Republic Květa Peschke United States Nicole Melichar
China Xu Yifan
6–1, 4–6, [10–4]
Win 12–11 Sep 2020 Strasbourg International, France International Clay United States Nicole Melichar United States Hayley Carter
Brazil Luisa Stefani
6–4, 6–3
Win 13–11 Mar 2021 Qatar Open, Qatar WTA 500 Hard United States Nicole Melichar Romania Monica Niculescu
Latvia Jeļena Ostapenko
6–2, 2–6, [10–8]

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 2 (1–1)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Oct 2012 ITF Antalya, Turkey Clay Ukraine Olga Ianchuk 6–2, 2–6, 6–3
Win 1. Feb 2014 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard United Kingdom Emily Webley-Smith 6–4, 6–2

Doubles: 27 (20–7)

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (5–1)
Clay (15–5)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 27 July 2009 ITF Bree, Belgium Clay Belgium An-Sophie Mestach Netherlands Kiki Bertens
Netherlands Quirine Lemoine
1–6, 0–6
Winner 1. 26 July 2010 ITF Bree, Belgium Clay Belgium Sofie Oyen Netherlands Marcella Koek
Russia Marina Melnikova
6–0, 6–1
Winner 2. 16 August 2010 ITF Westende, Belgium Hard Netherlands Quirine Lemoine Belgium Alison Van Uytvanck
Russia Irina Khromacheva
3–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 3. 21 March 2011 ITF Antalya, Turkey Clay Belarus Ilona Kremen Bulgaria Martina Gledacheva
Bulgaria Isabella Shinikova
3–6, 7–6(3), [10–8]
Winner 4. 2 April 2012 ITF Tessenderlo, Belgium Clay Ukraine Maryna Zanevska Germany Tatjana Maria
Liechtenstein Stephanie Vogt
6–4, 6–3
Winner 5. 8 July 2013 ITF Aschaffenburg, Germany Clay Netherlands Eva Wacanno Germany Carolin Daniels
Germany Laura Schaeder
7–5, 1–6, [14–12]
Winner 6. 22 July 2013 ITF Maaseik, Belgium Clay Netherlands Eva Wacanno Netherlands Bernice van de Velde
Netherlands Kelly Versteeg
6–2, 4–6, [10–7]
Winner 7. 26 August 2013 ITF Rotterdam, Netherlands Clay France Amandine Hesse Belgium Elke Lemmens
Belarus Sviatlana Pirazhenka
3–6, 7–5, [10–4]
Runner-up 2. 2 September 2013 ITF Alphen aan den Rijn,
Netherlands
Clay Netherlands Eva Wacanno Netherlands Cindy Burger
Chile Daniela Seguel
4–6, 1–6
Winner 8. 11 November 2013 ITF Bol, Croatia Clay Czech Republic Barbora Krejčíková Slovakia Vivien Juhászová
Czech Republic Tereza Malíková
6–2, 6–4
Winner 9. 13 December 2013 ITF Madrid, Spain Hard Netherlands Eva Wacanno Bulgaria Elitsa Kostova
Russia Evgeniya Rodina
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 22 February 2014 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard Madagascar Zarah Razafimahatratra Montenegro Ana Veselinović
Russia Eugeniya Pashkova
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 23 June 2014 ITF Breda, Netherlands Clay Netherlands Eva Wacanno Belarus Sviatlana Pirazhenka
Russia Natela Dzalamidze
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 5. 9 August 2014 ITF Koksijde, Belgium Clay United States Bernarda Pera Belgium Ysaline Bonaventure
Netherlands Richèl Hogenkamp
4–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 18 August 2014 ITF Fleurus, Belgium Clay Belgium Elise Mertens Argentina Tatiana Búa
Chile Daniela Seguel
6–2, 6–3
Winner 11. 30 August 2014 ITF Fleurus, Belgium Clay Netherlands Arantxa Rus Sweden Hilda Melander
Russia Marina Melnikova
6–4, 6–1
Winner 12. 15 November 2014 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Hard Belgium Marie Benoît Russia Valentyna Ivakhnenko
Russia Polina Monova
6–4, 7–5
Winner 13. 1 December 2014 ITF Sousse, Tunisia Hard Netherlands Kelly Versteeg Slovakia Vivien Juhászová
Slovakia Tereza Malíková
6–3, 6–0
Winner 14. 8 February 2015 ITF Grenoble, France Hard (i) Japan Hiroko Kuwata France Manon Arcangioli
Netherlands Cindy Burger
6–1, 6–3
Winner 15. 27 February 2015 ITF Beinasco, Italy Clay (i) Chile Daniela Seguel Switzerland Xenia Knoll
Italy Alice Matteucci
6–4, 4–6, [11–9]
Runner-up 6. 15 June 2015 ITF Ilkley, Great Britain Grass Belgium An-Sophie Mestach Romania Raluca Olaru
China Xu Yifan
3–6, 4–6
Winner 16. 3 August 2015 ITF Koksijde, Belgium Clay Belgium Elise Mertens Poland Justyna Jegiołka
France Sherazad Reix
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 30 April 2016 ITF Wiesbaden, Germany Clay Belgium Steffi Distelmans Belgium Marie Benoît
Netherlands Arantxa Rus
2–6, 2–6
Winner 17. 8 May 2016 ITF Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay Romania Andreea Mitu Switzerland Xenia Knoll
Serbia Aleksandra Krunić
6–4, 7–5
Winner 18. 9 May 2016 ITF Saint-Gaudens, France Clay Czech Republic Renata Voráčová Germany Nicola Geuer
Switzerland Viktorija Golubic
6–1, 6–2
Winner 19. 30 July 2016 ITF Prague, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Renata Voráčová Spain Sílvia Soler Espinosa
Spain Sara Sorribes Tormo
7–5, 3–6, [10–4]
Winner 20. 14 August 2016 ITF Koksijde, Belgium Clay Belgium Steffi Distelmans Turkey Başak Eraydın
Belarus Ilona Kremen
6–1, 6–4

Junior Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 4 (2–2)

Outcome Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2011 Australian Open Hard Belgium An-Sophie Mestach Japan Eri Hozumi
Japan Miyu Kato
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 2011 French Open Clay Russia Victoria Kan Russia Irina Khromacheva
Ukraine Maryna Zanevska
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2011 Wimbledon Championships Grass China Tang Haochen Canada Eugenie Bouchard
United States Grace Min
5–7, 6–2, 5–7
Winner 2011 US Open Hard Russia Irina Khromacheva United States Gabrielle Andrews
United States Taylor Townsend
6–4, 5–7, [10–5]

References