Johanna Larsson


Johanna Larsson (born 17 August 1988 in Boden) is a Swedish professional tennis player. Larsson has won two doubles titles on the WTA tour, as well as twelve singles and sixteen doubles titles on the ITF circuit in her career. On 11 July 2011, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 46. On 22 August 2011, she peaked at world number 61 in the doubles rankings. Larsson made her debut for the Sweden Fed Cup team in 2005, accumulating an overall record of 40-25.

Larsson began playing international tennis on the ITF junior circuit, where she reached a career-high junior ranking of world number 79 in September 2006. During the Fed Cup in 2005 she began her quest for recognition by defeating Anna Kremer. Larsson went on to defeat Brenda Schultz-McCarthy and Joanna Sakowicz. She was awarded a wild card for a WTA event In Stockholm, beating Kristina Barrois in three sets before losing to Swedish number 1 Sofia Arvidsson in a close match. Towards the end of 2006, Larsson suffered an injured hamstring, but came back in early 2007, playing mainly in the USA. She won the $10,000 Falkenburg title twice in consecutive years. Larsson returned to Fed Cup again in 2007, losing to Maša Zec Peškirič and beating Vojislava Lukić and Naomi Cavaday, both ranked in the top 300, giving Sweden 9th place.