November 3, 1987 |
Moscow, Soviet Union
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) |
|Turned pro||February 2005|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career titles||1 WTA, 2 ITF|
|Highest ranking||56 (4 October 2010)|
|Current ranking||97 (29 September 2014)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2007, 2010, 2014)|
|French Open||3R (2007)|
|US Open||3R (2011)|
|Career titles||8 WTA, 13 ITF|
|Highest ranking||15 (8 September 2014)|
|Current ranking||19 (29 September 2014)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2012)|
|French Open||3R (2010, 2013)|
|US Open||3R (2009, 2011, 2014)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|US Open||2R (2014)|
|Last updated on: 30 September 2014.|
Kudryavtseva has won one singles and seven doubles title on the WTA tour, as well as two singles and thirteen doubles titles on the ITF tour in her career. On 4 October 2010, she reached her best singles ranking of world number 56. On 8 September 2014, she peaked at world number 15 in the doubles rankings.
- 1 Pro career
- 2 Significant finals
- 3 WTA career finals
- 4 Grand Slam timeline
- 5 External links
- 6 References
Kudryavtseva debuted at the WTA Tour in the 2004 Kremlin Cup, where she could not succeed beyond the qualifying round. In the following season her best result in the WTA tour was reaching the 1st Rounds of the Nordea Nordic Light Open in Stockholm in singles and the Banka Koper Slovenia Open in doubles.
Her first Major appearance was at the 2006 Australian Open, where she could not win a qualification round. The same result was seen at the other three Grand Slams. Among her more notable results in that season were reaching the singles quarterfinals of the Sunfeast Open in Kolkata, India, and the semifinals in doubles of the Tashkent Open, with Canadian Stéphanie Dubois.
2007–11: Steady progress
In 2007, Kudryavtseva deputed in the main draw of the Australian Open, reaching the 2nd Rounds in singles and doubles. With Hsieh Su-wei she reached her first WTA final at the Sony Ericsson International in Bangalore, India, losing to a pair from Taipei. Again in Kolkata, Kudryavtseva with Vania King won her first title. Her best result in singles was reaching the Barcelona KIA tournament.
Now partnering with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, she could reach the final at the Inernazionali Femminili di Palermo, losing to Sara Errani and Nuria Llagostera Vives. She played alongside several doubles partners, including King and Vera Dushevina. Meanwhile in singles, Kudryavtseva fought her way through the 4th Round of Wimbledon, which is to date her best result in a Grand Slam singles event. There she defeated 3rd-seeded Maria Sharapova.
Kudryavtseva progressed in doubles in the next season, climbing with Ekaterina Makarova the final of the Premier Mandatory China Open, eventually losing to Chinese pair Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai. Kudryavtseva/Dushevina could reach the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup.
The Russian two times in succession reached the finals in singles, becoming champion in Tashkent and before that runner-up Guangzhou. As a result she attained her highest to date year-end ranking, 61. With her new partner Anastasia Rodionova she also reached two finals in doubles, winning the UNICEF Open.
Kudryavtseva and Makarova became quarterfinalists of the 2012 Australian Open, eventually losing to Errani/Vinci; this became her best result in a Grand Slam doubles tournament. However, her 2012 season was rather poor, eventually skipping the WTA tour for ITF tournaments at season end.
From 2013: Breakthrough in doubles
The back and forth switching of ITF and WTA tournaments continued until showing with Rodionova significant results since late April. They won the Challenge Bell, and also reached the final of the Kremlin Cup. Furthermore, the two became semifinalists at the Premier 5 events Internezionali BNL d'Italia and Toray Pan Pacific Open. Kudryavtseva returned to the top 50 as a result of her successful season.
In 2014, Kudryavtseva/Rodionova entered the Wimbledon Championships, where they lost against Babos/Mladenovic. They also reached the semifinals in Cincinnati and Beijing, the quarterfinals in Miami, Doha and Wuhan. She and her partner won the tournaments in Dubai and Brisbane, and additionally running-up in Pattaya. As a consequence she pushed into the top-20 in doubles, reaching a career-high ranking of 15.
Kudryavtseva/Rodionova entered in their debut Championships in Singapore, beating in the quarterfinals fourth seeded Makarova/Vesnina, 4–6, 6–2, [10–6]. In the semifinals they were defeated by title defenders Su-wei/Shuai, 1–6, 4–6.
Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals
Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)
WTA career finals
Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runners-up)
|Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)|
|WTA Tour Championships (0–0)|
|Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)|
|Tier II / Premier (0–0)|
|Tier III, IV & V / International (1–1)|
|Runner-up||1.||September 19, 2010||Guangzhou International Women's Open, Guangzhou, China||Hard||Jarmila Groth||1–6, 4–6|
|Winner||1.||September 25, 2010||Tashkent Open, Tashkent, Uzbekistan||Hard||Elena Vesnina||6–4, 6–4|
Doubles: 15 (8 titles, 7 runners-up)
|Legend (pre/post 2009)|
|Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)|
|WTA Tour Championships (0–0)|
|Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–1)|
|Tier II / Premier (2–1)|
|Tier III, IV & V / International (5–5)|
|Runner-up||1.||February 18, 2007||Bangalore Open, Bangalore, India||Hard||Hsieh Su-wei||
|7–6(7–4), 2–6, [9–11]|
|Winner||1.||September 23, 2007||Sunfeast Open, Kolkata, India||Hard||Vania King||
|Runner-up||2.||July 13, 2008||Internazionali Femminili di Palermo, Palermo, Italy||Clay||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova||
Nuria Llagostera Vives
|6–2, 6–7(1–7), [4–10]|
|Runner-up||3.||October 11, 2009||China Open, Beijing, China||Hard||Ekaterina Makarova||
|Runner-up||4.||May 22, 2010||Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France||Clay||Anastasia Rodionova||
|6–3, 4–6, [7–10]|
|Winner||2.||June 20, 2010||UNICEF Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands||Grass||Anastasia Rodionova||
|3–6, 6–3, [10–8]|
|Winner||3.||February 19, 2011||Cellular South Cup, Memphis, United States||Hard (i)||Olga Govortsova||
|6–3, 4–6, [10–8]|
|Winner||4.||June 12, 2011||Aegon Classic, Birmingham, Great Britain||Grass||Olga Govortsova||
|1–6, 6–1, [10–5]|
|Runner-up||5.||July 31, 2011||Citi Open, Washington, D.C., United States||Hard||Olga Govortsova||
|Winner||5.||September 15, 2013||Challenge Bell, Quebec City, Canada||Carpet (i)||Anastasia Rodionova||
|Runner-up||6.||October 20, 2013||Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia||Hard (i)||Anastasia Rodionova||
|1–6, 6–1, [8–10]|
|Winner||6.||January 4, 2014||Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia||Hard||Anastasia Rodionova||
|Runner-up||7.||February 2, 2014||PTT Pattaya Open, Pattaya, Thailand||Hard||Anastasia Rodionova||
|6–3, 6–7(5–7), [6–10]|
|Winner||7.||February 22, 2014||Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||Anastasia Rodionova||
|6–2, 5–7, [10–8]|
|Winner||8.||October 12, 2014||Tianjin Open, Tianjin, China||Hard||Anastasia Rodionova||
|6–7(6–8), 6–2, [10–8]|
Grand Slam timeline
Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.
|Summer Olympics||NH||A||Not Held||A||NH||0–0|
|WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments|
|WTA Premier 5 Tournaments|
|Dubai||Tier II||A||QF||A||Not Premier 5||2–1|
|Doha||T II||A||Not Held||P||2R||A||QF||3–2|
|Montréal / Toronto||A||2R||QF||1R||1R||1R||2R||1R||4–7|
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