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(born February 16, 1984) is a Swedish tennis player. As of Mars 5, 2012, she is ranked World No. 56. Her highest career ranking is World No. 29.
Arvidsson began playing tennis at the age of 8 under her neighbor, a tennis coach. Her father, Yngve is a policeman and her mother, a piano teacher.
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Arvidsson combined the ITF Junior circuit and ITF Women's Circuit into her schedule and in 1999 made the semi finals of a $10,000 women's event in Båstad, Sweden. In 2000 she made the finals of Nasbypark $10,000 and made her first appearances in the Fed Cup.


Arvidsson was recognised for her talent when she made the finals of the junior Australian Open in 2001, losing to Jelena Janković 6–2 6–1. But her breakthrough came in the same year when she took the titles at the Sunderland $10,000 and Stockholm $10,000. Sofia then won her 3rd ITF Women's title in Buchen, Germany again a $10,000 event. Arvidsson stepped up her tournament game as she played Qualifying at a $50,000 event in Dinan, where she qualified and beat world number 146 in the main draw.


In May 2002, Arvidsson reached her first $25,000 final, as a qualifier, eventually losing to Barbora Strýcová. In the same year, Sofia lifted the Bastas $25,000 trophy in her home country beating fellow Swede Maria Wolfbrandt in the final. Her ranking was now high enough to compete at Grand Slam level in qualifying. Her debut came at the2002 US Open as a qualifier, Sofia made the final round of Qualifying losing to Brie Rippner. Arvidsson made 2 more ITF-finals in 2002 winning Southampton $25,000 and losing in the final at Prague which was her final event of the year.


Arvidsson's ranking was now 147 and began the year in WTA events mainly in qualifying, Arvidsson failed to qualify at Hobart and the Australian Open. She took a step down and played the $50,000 event in Ortiesi, making the final before losing to Mara Santangelo. After the beginning of 2003, Arvidsson lost in the opening qualifying rounds of the French Open and Wimbledon. She won her first Grand Slam match at the US Open, beating Olga Blahotová. Two weeks later, Sofia took the $25,000 Glasgow crown and lost in the final of another $25,000 challenger in Jersey. Sofia played a WTA event in Luxembourg again as a Qualifer, she qualified and made the second round losing to Maria Sharapova. This was Arvidsson's best tournament as it was the first time she had won a WTA Main Draw match. She then played the WTA Event in Quebec City where she qualified again and made the second round in the main draw.


Arvidsson only really became recognisable in the worldwide tennis world in 2005 where she made quarter Finals at Tokyo, Kolkata and Stockholm before reaching her first WTA final at Quebec City losing to Amy Frazier.


She began 2006 at the Hopman Cup alongside Thomas Johansson, beating the eventual winners in the group stages (USA). Sofia then posted her best Grand Slam result at the Australian Open beating Dinara Safina in round 2 before losing to Anastasia Myskina. Arvidsson won her first WTA title at Memphis, Tennessee, beating Marta Domachowska from Poland.


This slump continued in early 2007, before Arvidsson won a Swedish Tour Event (Volkswagen Cup) beating Johanna Larsson 6–4 6–4. This gave her much needed confidence and with that she won the Doubles and Singles at the $50,000 event in St Paul. Then she returned as the defending champion at Memphis, beating Ekaterina Bychkova and Nicole Pratt on the way to a Quarter Final against Meilen Tu where she lost. Arvidsson lost in the opening round of the Las Vegas $75,000 and the Indian wells to Michaëlla Krajicek. Then Sofia qualified for Miami losing in 3 sets to Olga Poutchkova. On Clay in Estoril, Portugal, Arvidsson made the quarter finals losing toGréta Arn 6–2 6–2. At the end of the 2007 season Sofia hit back, taking the $25,000 Nantes Doubles Title, the $25,000 Glasgow doubles title and also the championship in singles at $50,000 Toue Les Jours and $25,000 Glasgow.


Sofia started her 2008 season in Auckland at the ASB Classic beating Ahsha Rolle in the 1st round before a straight sets loss to top seeder Vera Zvonareva. Arvidsson then moved to Sydney, gaining 3 straight set wins in qualifying by defeating Galina VoskoboevaStéphanie DuboisTzipora Obziler and in the main draw beat Elena Dementieva 6–1, 7–5, before finally bowing out against Kaia Kanepi in the second round of the main draw in 3 sets. In her first grand slam of the year Sofia made the second round, beating #10 Seeded Marion Bartoli, before losing to Marta Domachowska. Arvidsson recorded another great win in the Fed Cup, beating Patty Schnyder in 3 sets. She then reached the quarterfinals of the Tier II Proximus Diamond Games, eliminating Meilen Tu and second seed and world number 6 Anna Chakvetadze in straight sets 6–3, 7–5. She eventually lost to Na Li in a high-quality match 5–7, 4–6. Sofia reached her 2nd back to back quarter final in Memphis, after two 3 sets wins overSéverine Brémond and Stéphanie Dubois before falling to Shahar Pe'er in a tight 3-setter. In the same tournament Arvidsson recorded her best career WTA doubles result reaching the semi-finals partnering Melinda Czink. Arvidsson won her 14th ITF Circuit singles title in Zagreb, her biggest career title on the surface of clay. A knee injury at Wimbledon halted her season, Arvidsson returned with Olympics (R2) and a first round exit at Forest Hills. Sofia made the second round of the US Open and came close to beating Jelena Janković in a dramatic three set match. Sofia ended the year playing Swedish team tennis for Helsingsborg, her team including Johanna Larsson were the champions remaining undefeated throughout the campaign.


Sofia started the year playing three tournaments in Australia, BrisbaneSydney and Australian Open. Arvidsson lost in the first round in all three of these events. Arvidsson was included in the Swedish Fed Cup team alongside Johanna Larsson, Sandra Roma and Ellen Allgurin. Sofia posted a 2–2 singles win-loss record and a 2–1 win-loss in doubles. Arvidsson then headed to the USA. Illness was a factor in Arvidsson's lack of results, as she lost in the first round in all three tournaments, Memphis, Indian Wells and Miami. Sofia recorded her first official win of 2009 on the ITF circuit in Torhout, beating Kristina Barrois 6–4 6–3. Arvidsson recorded her second win of the season in Zagreb, though she lost in the second round. Four back-to-back loses followed, including loses in both the French Open and Wimbledon qualifying. At a $25.000 event in Kristinehamn, Sofia reached the semi finals as the top seed. Sofia and Sandra Roma also made the doubles final. Arvidsson won her 16th career singles title in Saguenay in Canada, and her 11th doubles title at the same event. Sofia then posted a semi-final finish in Barnstaple losing to Johanna Larsson, two finals followed in which Sofia played Jelena Dokić in both, with Arvidsson taking the Joué-lès-Tours title and Dokic beating Sofia to claim the Poitiers title.


Sofia began 2010 in Auckland qualifying, she was beaten in the opening round by Julia Schruff. Next was the Australian Open qualifying, where Sofia qualified after three tough wins (including saving a match point against Marta Domachowska). In the main draw Sofia beat Jarmila Groth before losing to Daniela Hantuchová. Sofia Arvidsson has once again been selected to play Fed Cup for Sweden. Her singles success was mixed, losing to Wozniacki and Sevastova, but beating Anikó Kapros and Sybille Bammer convincingly. Arvidsson then made the quarter finals at $100.000 Midland, losing to top seed Lucie Hradecká. As a qualifier and the 2006 champion, Arvidsson reached the finals of the Cellular South Cup in Memphis. She defeated #2 seed Melanie Oudin in the quarterfinals and Anne Keothavong in the semifinals to reach the finals. She ran out of gas and fell in an hour to Maria Sharapova in the final. Sofia made two second round finishes in the US Clay tournament of Ponte Vedra Beach and Charleston. Arvidsson was involved in Swedens Fed Cup world group 2 playoff against China, where she beat Shaui Zhang and lost to Shuai Peng, Sweden won the tie. Arvidsson made the finals at two ITF tournament, in Ystad she was the tournament winner, and in a bigger tournament in Bronx sofia was runner up to Anna Chakvetadze, Arvidsson had mixed success in WTA tournament but did however reach two further quarter finals in the year in Strasbourg and Memphis. Sofia's last tournament of the year was in Poitiers where she was runner up in 2009, she has once again made the final to be played on Sunday.


Her best performance of the year was a semifinal in the WTA Swedish Open on clay, losing to compatriot Johanna Larsson.


During her Fed Cup team competition in february in Eilat she won 3 straight singles matches and continued to play well in her favorite WTA tournament in Memphis, where she won the title against New Zealand player Erakovic. She aims at being selected for participation in the Olympic Games, although she has not fulfilled the requirement, which is reaching quarter final in a Grand Slam or other top class tournament.
Lena Sofia Alexandra Arvidsson
Lena Sofia Alexandra Arvidsson
Lena Sofia Alexandra Arvidsson
Lena Sofia Alexandra Arvidsson
Lena Sofia Alexandra Arvidsson
Lena Sofia Alexandra Arvidsson
Lena Sofia Alexandra Arvidsson
Lena Sofia Alexandra Arvidsson
Lena Sofia Alexandra Arvidsson
Lena Sofia Alexandra Arvidsson

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