İpek Şenoğlu

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İpek Şenoğlu
Country  Turkey
Residence İstanbul, Turkey
Born (1979-06-08) 8 June 1979 (age 35)
Eskişehir, Turkey
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 1996
Retired 2012
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $261,244
Singles
Career record 143–140
Career titles 0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking 293 (5 July 2004)
Doubles
Career record 254–201
Career titles 0 WTA, 21 ITF
Highest ranking 53 (19 October 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2005)
French Open 1R (2009, 2010)
Wimbledon 3R (2009)
US Open 3R (2004)
Last updated on: 21 July 2013.

İpek Şenoğlu (born 8 June 1979, in Eskişehir), nicknamed İpeko, is a former Turkish tennis player. Şenoğlu first made history in June 2004 when she was accepted into the women's doubles qualifying for Wimbledon. Though İpek did not advance into the main draw of Wimbledon, she became the first Turk ever to play in a qualifying tournament for a Grand Slam event. Later that year, she became the first Turk to appear in the main draw of a Grand Slam event, when she and partner Laura Granville reached the third round of the US Open doubles.

On 15 May 2005 at 7.00 local time, Venus Williams played a show game with Şenoğlu on the Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey, the first tennis match ever to be played across two continents. The event was organized as a promotion ahead of the 2005 Istanbul Cup and lasted five minutes only on the north side of the bridge. After the exhibition, they both threw a tennis ball into the Bosporus.[1]

She and partner Yaroslava Shvedova reached the semifinals of the 2009 Rome Masters tournament, a WTA Premier event. Following this event, İpek's WTA doubles rank rose to # 76. Her peak doubles rank to date has been No. 62, following the 2009 Wimbledon Championships.

WTA career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Legend: Before 2009 Legend: Starting in 2009
Grand Slam tournaments (0)
Olympic Gold (0)
WTA Championships (0)
Tier I (0) Premier Mandatory (0)
Tier II (0) Premier 5 (0)
Tier III (0) Premier (0)
Tier IV & V (0/1) International (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 19 April 2008 Portugal Estoril, Portugal Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugić-Salkić Russia Maria Kirilenko
Italy Flavia Pennetta
6–4, 6–4

ITF Career Finals[edit]

Singles: 10 (2–8)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 9 September 2001 India Chennai, India Clay India Radhika Tulpule 1–6 6–7(2)
Runner-up 2. 7 December 2002 India Pune, India Hard Ukraine Kateryna Bondarenko 1–6 1–6
Runner-up 3. 25 May 2003 Spain Almeria, Spain Hard France Kildine Chevalier 6–4 4–6 1–6
Runner-up 4. 3 August 2003 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey Hard Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova 6–7(2) 0–6
Winner 1. 17 August 2003 United Kingdom London, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Hannah Collin 6–4 6–4
Winner 2. 24 August 2003 Belgium Westende, Belgium Clay Belgium Eveline Vanhyfte 6–3 6–2
Runner-up 5. 18 April 2004 Mexico Morelia, Mexico Hard Argentina Natalia Garbellotto 4–6 6–4 4–6
Runner-up 6. 31 October 2004 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i) Hungary Virag Nemeth 5–7 4–6
Runner-up 7. 13 February 2006 Portugal Algarve, Portugal Hard Spain Carla Suarez Navarro 2–6 3–6
Runner-up 8. 18 June 2006 Spain Lleida, Spain Hard India Sandhya Nagaraj 4–6 2–6

Doubles: 44 (21–23)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 1. 25 September 1995 Turkey Antalya, Turkey Hard Czech Republic Pavlina Bartunkova United States Susan Bowman
Finland Kirsi Lampinen
7-5 6-4
Winner 2. 18 August 1996 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey Hard Bulgaria Dessislava Topalova Malaysia Chin Bee Khoo
Romania Alice Pirsu
6–1 6–4
Runner-up 1. 18 June 2000 Turkey Ankara, Turkey Clay Bulgaria Kalina Diankova Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugic-Salkic
Republic of Macedonia Marina Lazarovska
2–6 6–0 4–6
Winner 3. 10 June 2001 Turkey Ankara, Turkey Clay Belarus Alena Yaryshka Slovenia Masa Vesenjak
Slovenia Ursa Vesenjak
3–6 6–3 6–4
Runner-up 2. 30 September 2001 Greece Kastoria, Greece Clay Bulgaria Bilijiana Pawlowa-Dimitrova Greece Maria Pavlidou
Greece Asimina Kaplani
3–6 5–7
Runner-up 3. 24 February 2002 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i) Hungary Eszter Molnar Russia Gulnara Fattakhetdinova
Italy Giorgia Mortello
5–7 1–6
Runner-up 4. 5 May 2002 United Kingdom Bournemouth, Great Britain Clay Greece Christina Zachariadou United Kingdom Anna Hawkins
United Kingdom Jane O'Donoghue
0–6 0–6
Runner-up 5. 4 August 2002 Spain Pontevedra, Spain Hard Italy Alberta Brianti Portugal Neuza Silva
Portugal Frederica Piedade
2–6 6–4 2–6
Runner-up 6. 27 April 2003 Croatia Hvar, Croatia Clay Czech Republic Vladimira Uhlirova Czech Republic Jana Macurova
Czech Republic Gabriela Chmelinova
4–6 6–3 1–6
Winner 4. 11 May 2003 Spain Tortosa, Spain Clay Portugal Frederica Piedade Romania Liana Ungur
Spain Ma. Pilar Sanchez Alayeto
6–4 7–6(3)
Winner 5. 25 May 2003 Spain Almeria, Spain Hard Portugal Neuza Silva Romania Romy Farah
Spain Astrid Waernes
7–5 5–7 6–3
Winner 6. 29 June 2003 Greece Orestiada, Greece Hard Serbia Daniela Bercek Greece Eleftheria Makromaridou
Greece Anna Kormantou
7–6(4) 6–2
Runner-up 7. 10 August 2003 United Kingdom Wrexham, Great Britain Hard Turkey Pemra Ozgen Republic of Ireland Yvonne Doyle
Republic of Ireland Karen Nugent
3–6 3–6
Runner-up 8. 24 August 2003 Belgium Westende, Belgium Clay Belgium Eveline Vanhyfte Belgium Leslie Butkiewicz
Netherlands Kim Kilsdonk
4–6 2–6
Winner 7. 14 September 2003 Spain Madrid, Spain Clay Romania Liana Ungur Australia Lisa D'Amelio
Belgium Jennifer Debodt
6–3 6–3
Winner 8. 20 October 2003 United Kingdom Cardiff, Great Britain Hard United Kingdom Claire Curran South Africa Surina De Beer
New Zealand Ilke Gers
6–4 2–6 6–3
Runner-up 9. 25 April 2004 Mexico Poza Rica, Mexico Hard Argentina Jorgelina Cravero Spain Lourdes Dominguez Lino
Portugal Frederica Piedade
5–7 0–6
Winner 9. 23 May 2004 China Beijing, China Hard Latvia Liga Dekmeijere China Rui Du
China Nannan Liu
4–6 6–4 7–6(1)
Winner 10. 30 May 2004 China Tongliao, China Hard Latvia Liga Dekmeijere Russia Anna Bastrikova
Russia Nina Bratchikova
7–5 7–6(5)
Runner-up 10. 13 June 2004 China Beijing, China Hard (i) Latvia Liga Dekmeijere Chinese Taipei Chia-Jung Chuang
Indonesia Wynne Prakusya
3–6 1–6
Winner 11. 4 July 2004 United States Los Gatos, United States Hard Sweden Sofia Arvidsson Japan Nana Smith
United States Lilia Osterloh
6–1 2–6 6–4
Runner-up 11. 28 September 2004 United Kingdom Jersey, Great Britain Hard (i) Netherlands Anousjka Van Exel Finland Emma Laine
Germany Kathrin Wörle-Scheller
6–1 1–6 1–6
Runner-up 12. 11 October 2004 United Kingdom Glasgow, Great Britain Hard (i) United Kingdom Claire Curran New Zealand Leanne Baker
Italy Francesca Lubiani
3–6 7–5 4–6
Runner-up 13. 31 October 2004 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i) Germany Kathrin Wörle-Scheller Ukraine Olena Antypina
Czech Republic Hana Sromova
7–6(7) 3–6 5–7
Runner-up 14. 5 December 2004 Israel Raanana, Israel Hard Morocco Bahia Mouhtassine Israel Tzipora Obziler
Israel Shahar Peer
3–6 0–6
Runner-up 15. 13 February 2006 Portugal Algarve, Portugal Hard Romania Liana Ungur France Emilie Bacquet
Netherlands Chayenne Ewijk
3–6 3–6
Runner-up 16. 5 March 2006 Israel Raanana, Israel Hard Spain Gabriela Velasco Andreu Czech Republic Iveta Gerlova
Czech Republic Veronika Raimrova
2–6 6–2 3–6
Winner 12. 12 March 2006 Israel Haifa, Israel Hard Spain Gabriela Velasco Andreu France Iryna Bremond
Ukraine Yana Levchenko
6–0 6–0
Runner-up 17. 7 May 2006 Turkey Antalya, Turkey Clay Croatia Matea Mezak Israel Tzipora Obziler
Switzerland Romina Oprandi
6–4 4–6 0–6
Winner 13. 14 May 2006 Turkey Antalya, Turkey Clay Georgia (country) Margalita Chakhnashvili France Claire De Gubernatis
Romania Alexandra Dulgheru
6–4 6–3
Runner-up 18. 24 September 2006 Greece Mytilini, Greece Hard Greece Anna Kourmantou Slovenia Maja Kambic
Russia Alexandra Panova
2–6 1–6
Winner 14. 1 October 2006 Georgia (country) Batumi, Georgia Hard Czech Republic Petra Cetkovska Russia Vasilisa Davydova
Russia Marina Shamayko
6–4 3–6 6–4
Winner 15. 29 October 2006 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i) Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugic-Salkic Romania Sorana Cirstea
United Kingdom Katie O'Brien
W/O
Runner-up 19. 19 February 2007 United States St. Paul, United States Hard (i) Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugic-Salkic Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
Italy Antonella Serra Zanetti
6–7(4) 7–5 6–7(7)
Runner-up 20. 11 March 2007 Israel Ramat Hasharon, Israel Hard Slovakia Martina Babakova Czech Republic Iveta Gerlova
Czech Republic Lucie Kriegsmannová
3–6 3–6
Winner 16. 13 May 2007 Turkey Antalya, Turkey Hard Germany Korina Perkovic United Kingdom Anna Smith
Brazil Roxane Vaisemberg
7–6(1) 6–4
Winner 17. 20 May 2007 Turkey Antalya, Turkey Clay Germany Korina Perkovic United Kingdom Anna Fitzpatrick
Montenegro Ana Veselinovic
1–6 6–1 6–4
Runner-up 21. 17 July 2007 United States Boston, United States Hard Latvia Liga Dekmeijere Hungary Melinda Czink
South Africa Natalie Grandin
1–6 3–6
Winner 18. 28 October 2007 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey Hard (i) Bosnia and Herzegovina Mervana Jugic-Salkic Netherlands Kim Kilsdonk
Netherlands Elise Tamaela
6–1 6–2
Winner 19. 29 June 2008 France Périgueux, France Clay Germany Anna-Lena Groenefeld China Xinyun Han
China Yi-Fan Xu
6–3 6–4
Winner 20. 6 July 2008 France Mont-de-Marsan, France Clay Portugal Neuza Silva Austria Melanie Klaffner
Portugal Frederica Piedade
6–4 6–2
Runner-up 22. 27 July 2008 Luxembourg Petange, Luxembourg Clay France Stephanie Foretz Gacon Italy Corinna Dentoni
Russia Anastasia Pivovarova
4–6 1–6
Winner 21. 3 October 2010 Greece Athens, Greece Hard Russia Vitalia Diatchenko Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Croatia Petra Martic
W/O
Runner-up 23. 24 July 2011 Romania Bucharest, Romania Hard Italy Maria Elena Camerin Romania Irina-Camelia Begu
Romania Elena Bogdan
7–6(7) 6–7(4) 6–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Venus Williams' match stretches two continents". Hürriyet. 2005-05-15. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 

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