Alla Kudryavtseva

Alla Kudryavtseva

Alla Kudryavtseva
Алла Кудрявцева
Country  Russia
Residence Moscow, Russia
Born (1987-11-03) November 3, 1987 [1]
Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) [1]
Turned pro February 2005
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,232,396
Career record 302–273
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)
Wimbledon 4R (2008)
US Open 3R (2011)
Career record 258–204
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)
Wimbledon QF (2014)
US Open 3R (2009, 2011, 2014)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open 2R (2014)
Last updated on: 30 September 2014.

Alla Alexandrovna Kudryavtseva (Russian: Алла Александровна Кудрявцева; born 3 November 1987 in Moscow) is a Russian professional tennis player.

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.

Pro career

Early career

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.

In the 2011 season she and Olga Govortsova reached three WTA finals at the Cellular South Cup, Aegon Classic and Citi Open, the first two of which they won.

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.

Significant finals

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 finals

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2009 Beijing Hard Ekaterina Makarova Hsieh Su-wei
Peng Shuai
3–6, 1–6

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)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
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)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. February 18, 2007 Bangalore Open, Bangalore, India Hard Hsieh Su-wei Chan Yung-jan
Chuang Chia-jung
7–6(7–4), 2–6, [9–11]
Winner 1. September 23, 2007 Sunfeast Open, Kolkata, India Hard Vania King Alberta Brianti
Mariya Koryttseva
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 2. July 13, 2008 Internazionali Femminili di Palermo, Palermo, Italy Clay Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Sara Errani
Nuria Llagostera Vives
6–2, 6–7(1–7), [4–10]
Runner-up 3. October 11, 2009 China Open, Beijing, China Hard Ekaterina Makarova Hsieh Su-wei
Peng Shuai
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. May 22, 2010 Internationaux de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France Clay Anastasia Rodionova Alizé Cornet
Vania King
6–3, 4–6, [7–10]
Winner 2. June 20, 2010 UNICEF Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Anastasia Rodionova Vania King
Yaroslava Shvedova
3–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Winner 3. February 19, 2011 Cellular South Cup, Memphis, United States Hard (i) Olga Govortsova Andrea Hlaváčková
Lucie Hradecká
6–3, 4–6, [10–8]
Winner 4. June 12, 2011 Aegon Classic, Birmingham, Great Britain Grass Olga Govortsova Sara Errani
Roberta Vinci
1–6, 6–1, [10–5]
Runner-up 5. July 31, 2011 Citi Open, Washington, D.C., United States Hard Olga Govortsova Sania Mirza
Yaroslava Shvedova
3–6, 3–6
Winner 5. September 15, 2013 Challenge Bell, Quebec City, Canada Carpet (i) Anastasia Rodionova Andrea Hlaváčková
Lucie Hradecká
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 6. October 20, 2013 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Hard (i) Anastasia Rodionova Svetlana Kuznetsova
Samantha Stosur
1–6, 6–1, [8–10]
Winner 6. January 4, 2014 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard Anastasia Rodionova Kristina Mladenovic
Galina Voskoboeva
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 7. February 2, 2014 PTT Pattaya Open, Pattaya, Thailand Hard Anastasia Rodionova Peng Shuai
Shuai Zhang
6–3, 6–7(5–7), [6–10]
Winner 7. February 22, 2014 Dubai Tennis Championships, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Anastasia Rodionova Raquel Kops-Jones
Abigail Spears
6–2, 5–7, [10–8]
Winner 8. October 12, 2014 Tianjin Open, Tianjin, China Hard Anastasia Rodionova Sorana Cîrstea
Andreja Klepač
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.
Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Australian Open 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 4–8
French Open 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R Q1 LQ Q1 3–5
Wimbledon 1R 4R 1R 2R 1R Q1 Q2 1R 4–6
US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 2R 4–8
Win–Loss 3–4 3–4 1–4 2–4 2–4 0–2 2–2 2–3 15–27
Year-end Ranking 90 71 90 61 104 208 176


Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Australian Open 2R 2R 2R 2R 3R QF 1R 1R 9–8
French Open 2R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 3R 1R 6–8
Wimbledon 1R 3R 3R 3R 2R 1R 1R QF 10–8
US Open 1R 1R 3R 2R 3R 1R 2R 3R 10–8
Win–Loss 2–4 3–4 5–4 6–4 6–4 3–4 3–4 0–2 28–30
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics NH A Not Held A NH 0–0
Year-End Championship
Tour Championships A A A A A A A SF 1–1
WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments
Indian Wells 2R 1R 3R A 1R 1R A 1R 3–6
Miami A 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R A QF 3–6
Madrid Not Held 2R 1R 1R 1R A 1R 1–5
Beijing Tier II F 1R 1R A 1R SF 7–5
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
Rome A 2R A 1R 1R 1R SF 1R 4–6
Montréal / Toronto A 2R QF 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 4–7
Cincinnati Tier III 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R SF 6–6
Tokyo A A A A A A SF NP5 2–1
Wuhan Not Held QF 2–1
Career Statistics 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 No.
Tournament Played 13 21 22 23 24 19 19 23 164
Titles 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 3 8
Finals Reached 2 1 1 2 3 0 2 4 15
Overall Win–Loss 15–12 17–21 18–22 23–22 23–22 9–19 24–18 37–20 266–206
Year-End Ranking 56 49 33 41 39 73 31 18 15

External links


  1. ^ a b Alla Kudryavtseva Tennis Profile | News | Pictures – Yahoo! Eurosport UK